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31640 No. 31640 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
People think tech is getting better. CPUs are faster, storage is cheaper, internet connections are faster. But I think it's getting worse.

I feel like the internet has lost its charm. It used to have a magical, positive, wild-west feel to it. Now it seems so commercialized, and you also have to be careful about what you post, since there's always a new flavor-of-the-month outrage issue.

Every site tracks you. Privacy is dead. You're expect to put more and more info online, yet there are tons of huge data breaches all the time.

If you post something that isn't politically correct, even if it's really mild, there are people who will try to doxx you, swat you, get you fired, publicly shamed, and so on. Twitter is especially bad about this. You can make an off-hand comment once and then a legion of angry people will try to ruin your entire life.

Everything is increasingly politicized now too. And now people who are at any political extreme will say shit like "everything is political" and "ignoring issues is tone deaf" so they're trying to convert neutral people to one side or another. The whole "you're either with us or against us" mentality is bullshit, but it's more pervasive than ever before.

But not just that, the internet is everywhere. It's not just confined to desktops and computer rooms. People are always on their phones. If you do or say something someone doesn't like, they can instantly record you and put it online, getting their followers to harass you.

But even aside from people harassing you, I just hate how everything gets posted online. You hang out with someone, then they take a selfie and you're in the background so your picture is online. Instantly. Maybe I don't like the way I looked at that particular moment. Maybe I don't want everyone knowing where I am and what I'm doing. But photo etiquette has shifted from it being rude to taking photos of people to being rude if you object to having your photo taken. It's like people think that you can't just hang out or go somewhere without documenting proof that you did it. People are creating their own dossiers. The NSA doesn't even need to exist. People are willingly posting all the intimate details of their
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>> No. 31931 [Edit]
You just feel that way because you have been using the internet near constantly for several years and became desensitised. The internet is a much bigger place than a decade ago. That means more social media stuff you don't like, but it also means its far easier to obtain the things you do like, such as quality media, fansubs, niche communities etc. Look at hentai doujin from 2003, most of them are poorly drawn. If you wanted to commission art you would have to settle for a bad artist. If you wanted to download fansubs you would have to use horrible weeaboo fansubs with tons of watermarks, etc.
>> No. 31932 [Edit]
>>31928
> to cover up that things have changed
I'm pretty sure that's just youtube trying to stay relevant and show people what's fresh cool new and trending, which is what generally people want.
>> No. 31935 [Edit]
>>31928
>>31932
Youtube's ranking algorithms are gamed to hell and back. They've changed it from returning what used to be relevant results to returning videos that their memechine learning system thinks will maximize addiction, watch time, and revenue.
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>>31935
Use an element hider to get rid of them completely, been doing it for years. Was even able to get the front page completely blank except for the search bar.

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31813 No. 31813 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Time for this year's secret santa. Last year was our first and we had four people take part, lets see if we can do better this time around!

https://sneakysanta.com/invite.aspx?i=852e3153

As before, sign up at the above linked site if you're interested. make a list of what you want and we'll use the site to randomize who gets who. You've got until December second to sign up, at which point we'll draw the names.
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>> No. 31904 [Edit]
>>31896
>might as well buy the game yourself at that point.
You know I said almost the exact same thing when the idea was brought up to me. After thinking about it though, it's very possible for people to get you games that you might not have ever thought to get yourself that you might end up really enjoying. For instance, I'm not really into retro style rpg maker games, but someone gave me a copy of oneshot and I thought it was great. So who knows, you might get something nice that you never knew was there.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
>> No. 31921 [Edit]
>>31920
Yeah, Merry Christmas everyone.
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Merry Christmas

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31919 No. 31919 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
One of the things I think I've realized about dreams is that I think my "inner dialogue" or what I think of as the rational part of my mind, isn't there in dreamland. Every time I remember dreaming "oh wait this isn't real, its just a dream" I either wake up or the dream shifts so radically as to be unrecognizable from the previous scenario, like someone changed the channel.
I don't know if this is accurate for everyone or if it means anything if its true for the general poplace.

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31665 No. 31665 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What have you read lately TC?
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>> No. 31677 [Edit]
Just read The end of eternity.
Interesting little book, I found the first chapter confusing as hell however and it felt like gibberish until I got a handle on the concepts. The book is about a secret organization called Eternity which uses time travel to change and alter the course of human history along with reality for the overall betterment of mankind across the many millennia.
It's not what I'd call bad book but I'm not too crazy about the ending. Seems just as things start to get really interesting it dumps the message of the book and ends somewhat abruptly.

That message being that safety and comfort will lead humanity to stagnation and eventually a slow death. Where as hardship and struggle are necessary for the true betterment of mankind to drive and motivate humans to reach their potential.

Unfortunately this message isn't something the main character slowly comes to learn but is instead trusted upon him in an exchange that honestly kind of makes the main character feel like a complete tool, which is something he complains about moments before, almost as if to say he hasn't changed at all.
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I have been reading Gene Wolfe's "Book of The New Sun" series. It's a science fantasy series, and I've been finding it highly enjoyable.

The setting is really interesting - It occurs on an Earth (Urth) that is in regression. The sun is dying and society has gone back to the medieval ages. Despite that there is still advanced technology available - There are laser guns and steel towers and airships. Alien species were scattered all over the planet because most animals went extinct.

The protagonist is a member of the torturer's guild who is exiled because he "showed compassion" to a female prisoner that he fell in love with. It follows his adventures as a "chosen one" type of character. He claims to have hyperthymesia (perfect autobiographical memory). He is also kind of a liar, because he will often backpedal on certain topics. The author described him as a "bad man trying to be good", and he often comes across as a weird asshole.

The author throws in a ton of old Greek and Latin words that are intended to be evocative more than descriptive, it's a really cool way of adding jargon into your book. Rather than make up words he re-appropriates ancient languages.

It's pretty much my favorite novel series. I'm on the last book, about three quarters of the way through.
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Bookchin
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I read the first Doctor Stone, now I am reading Gurkha, a book written by a Gurkha about an action in Afghanistan. I got given it for free otherwise I would not have read it as I don't have much interest in that war, with good reason, all he is doing is sitting in a compound getting shot at occasionally. English isn't his first language and you can really tell, it comes across as being written by a child.

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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. 28815 [Edit]
I have created a video. I hope it's enjoyed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrX6euS3QQE
>> No. 31701 [Edit]
The sequel is still to come.
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All the missing videos in this thread give me an empty feeling.
Here's my contribution. It's a Nico medley with the gimmick of combining two songs at once. Some of the combinations are brilliant. https://youtu.be/PN2qF7329cQ

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29121 No. 29121 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you guys enjoy any non-anime shows?
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>> No. 31679 [Edit]
For non 2D media, I mostly only watch Game of Thrones and the Marvel movies. I'll occasionally watch some highly acclaimed movies like Memento. My experience with all non 2D media is generally the same. Because of my inability to connect emotionally with 3D people, the main draw of live action media is the plot. A show like Game of Thrones has a lot of moving pieces, and it's interesting to see where they go and how they fall into place. I'm mainly a slice of life guy, so watching something with an engaging plot like Game of Thrones or Memento is a nice change of pace. However as I said earlier, I can't form any emotional connections with 3D people so moments like the Red Wedding don't have their intended emotional impact on me.
>> No. 31699 [Edit]
>>30826

Would you call Dora the Explorer Anime? stop kidding around, you know what OP meant exactly. Anime is not a synonym of Animation, that's false.
>> No. 31700 [Edit]
>>31699
>you know what OP meant exactly.
I wouldn't be so sure. Yes sometimes people bring that up to troll or start arguments out of boredom, but there's a lot of people who legitimately have mental issues that prevent them from understanding what might seem like simple concepts to others.
>> No. 31746 [Edit]
>>31679
>I can't form any emotional connections with 3D people

Maybe you could try reading the books instead.

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31338 No. 31338 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
i can download anime faster than i can watch it, several times faster. the standard 1080 episode comes through in just a few minutes.
what good is the excess capacity doing for me?
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>> No. 31823 [Edit]
>>31822
Then why pay for the faster internet in the first place? Is it really a luxury that matters that much? I have always had to wait a few days to download large series that I want to watch, or at least a few hours. Best internet I had growing up was 10 mbit down, but at the moment I get around 20 or so, which is a big improvement (It's actually 50 but I live in an apartment where I share wifi and no physical access to the router). Never has it let me down or bothered me in any way, and I like to download a lot of stuff.
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>>31339
Why was anon banned?
>> No. 31825 [Edit]
>>31824
It was probably tokiko.
>> No. 31829 [Edit]
>>31824
>>31825
It's Tohno's post, so probably a test. Also, I don't comment on people's bans, take it to irc if you're curious. I'm replying instead of deleting because it seems this has to be reminded every X months.

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28802 No. 28802 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Any of you guys got any pets?
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>> No. 28871 [Edit]
>>28870
To elaborate; While the anime features some fantastic character designs and even some nice music here and there the rest of the anime is poorly written and directed. A major issue many had with it was the regular use of CGI during long segments of the series, typically whenever the bands would perform if memory serves correctly. I'm not even talking about cost saving corner cutting gci versions of characters used during hard to animate segments like many anime do. They'd transform into furry nendoroid versions of themselfs that looked like something out of the Sonic universe. Oddly enough too etotama aired in the same season and did something like that too with it's characters. Difference being etotama tried to make the characters look 2D during those segments while Show by Rock went for a look that made them look like figurines, which even the ED alludes to.
>> No. 31778 [Edit]
I did, but they all got taken away from me. Not because of myself, though, but because of people who wished to rob me of having one.
>> No. 31792 [Edit]
>>28865
It's a good show, if you enjoy music-themed anime and can get past the 3D Hello Kitty segments.
>> No. 31883 [Edit]
Spiders

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24746 No. 24746 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Because the last thread, http://tohno-chan.com/ot/res/15686.html, is now on auto sage.
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28872 No. 28872 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's a suitable automobile for the tohno-chan veteran?
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>> No. 28940 [Edit]
>>28872
A 4rd, of course. I think most of us ib4f users have been forced to leave our hiki ways by now.
>> No. 31779 [Edit]
One that people won't try to rob you of. As long as you take care of it.

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29083 No. 29083 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Imagine if someone handed you a box full of all the items you have lost throughout your life.
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>> No. 29118 [Edit]
>>29086
This.
On an unrelated note, I haven't been around here in a while. When did tc get a captcha?
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"What the fuck? How did you get this? Where did you get this? Why the shit are you giving me this garbage? You keep it, pawn it off to some shop you find or whatever, just get it out of my sight. Except my copy of Sonic Heroes, I want that but you can get rid of the rest, it's all useless to me you shady weirdo."
>> No. 29168 [Edit]
I can finally play Shadow the Hedgehog again.
>> No. 31777 [Edit]
I haven't thrown things out, but I've had a lot taken from me. You know those people. They say they borrow something but then they don't just pretend they lost it, they flat out rob you of it.

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