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33410 No. 33410 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I browse wiki to read interesting stuff:

News, mainly tech news:

I try to minimise reddit/youtube as I can get addicted to it.
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Down? Try
>> No. 38366 [Edit]
Reddit is still uneeded in your scenario. If you want to find "pink haired maids" go look up tags on a booru or pixiv (As you have said, you use gelbooru). And why do you care about recognition for your posts so much? Just like >>37443 said, if you post on a smaller imageboard, your posts will be more valued than somewhere like 4chan.
>> No. 38417 [Edit]
If you have to use reddit, use teddit as per >>37266
>> No. 38681 [Edit]
Removed still has good content but the auto-play videos and too much focus on nerdy pop-culture is slowly ruining it

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38588 No. 38588 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
post interesting and unique websites outside the mainstream big sites
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>> No. 38659 [Edit]
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>> No. 38664 [Edit]
That's great thank you for sharing.
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>> No. 38680 [Edit]
Here's a webapp that uses an ai to make 2ch style ascii art:

Combined with this website that makes pictures into line art:

You can render pretty much any image into this format. Formatting the output text anywhere else is a bitch though.

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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. 38642 [Edit]
Is that what Korean cabbage looks like?
>> No. 38666 [Edit]
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I wasted my day lurking 4chan's /g/. It was mostly awful. Decided I had enough after pic related was posted and this exchange happened

>Sex. With Remi's butt.

>anal is for fags
>nakadashi inside the cooter

>dilate tranny; you will never be a woman.

I'm grossed out by anal myself, but on top of that there's not a single god damn reason what so ever for this "discussion" to be on a tech board.
>> No. 38669 [Edit]
I got the whole Azumanga Daioh manga series today so I am having a good day. Nothing else happened
>> No. 38670 [Edit]
/g/ hasn't been good for a long time.

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29194 No. 29194 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you have music on while using your pc and browsing the tohno?
I'd like some nice, calm music to have as background
I really have no idea how to find new stuff though
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>> No. 36909 [Edit]
Ah, the sound of silence.
>> No. 37294 [Edit]
Baka Mitai
>> No. 37916 [Edit]
Boards of Canada has some nice tracks.
>> No. 38668 [Edit]
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Randomise and let's go!

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30052 No. 30052 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do you do it?
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>> No. 30108 [Edit]
Could you have picked a crappier image? Great fucking job buddy.
>> No. 30109 [Edit]
Maybe they're a mobile user? No need to be rude.
>> No. 30112 [Edit]
To be fair, it is a very shitty image.
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Replace it with something else.

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31969 No. 31969 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Are there any weeaboos who post here? Seen any neat jap stuff lately?
The emperor is retiring in a few months, that seems pretty exciting.
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>> No. 38656 [Edit]
Reminds me of Google Maps in a way, I remember reading a few years ago that they had maps for inside stores in Akihabara that you could explore. Sadly VR isn't my thing and makes me nauseous so I doubt I could enjoy it, but I'm sure there's others who would really enjoy this as a way to experience it without actually spending money on tickets (current day events aside).
I tried Comic Vket on the last day and it was really interesting, I think there were links to actually open to store pages via browser but I might be misremembering. On paper it sounds great for artists who want to sell works and still feel like they're partaking at a convention without being in person, they don't have to hire someone else to stand for them at the booth, etc.
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I gave it a try, it was my first time using VRChat. I had previously thought that you needed a VR equipment to use it, somewhat reminds me of PS home on the PS3. My pc is quite old so it was quite laggy at times but overall it was an interesting experience and I can certainly see the potential. Some of the maps leaves much to be desired but I particularly enjoyed the recreation of Akiba station and the Summer Festival. Seems like there is also going to be a comic vket in November.

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>> No. 38665 [Edit]
>somewhat reminds me of PS home on the PS3
I was going to say that too but I thought it was just me.
PS home had those virtual demo/promo booths for new and upcoming games, some of which being pretty detailed with most opting to use a retextured default room.
I can only assume most third party devs saw making those booths as too much of a bother. Was a nice concept, but far too ahead of it's time. They really should have held off on it and launched it with the ps4, rather than half way into the ps3's life cycle.
>> No. 38671 [Edit]
>Was a nice concept, but far too ahead of it's time
I agree, I'm not generally interested in MMO related stuff but I had a good impression of PS home.

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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. 38554 [Edit]
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I highly recommend any new DS automobile, though I'll bring more attention to the up-and-coming DS 4.
PSA cars have been getting more reliable and comfortable. DS's current lineup in particular is very elegant throughout and stands apart from the stereotyped German luxury car. Quite appropriate for the genteel european Tohno-chan veteran.
>> No. 38555 [Edit]
I believe in buying the most cost effective car possible. Second hand, reliable model, high fuel efficiency. Cheap cars can be damaged without guilt, expensive cars are a costly form of masturbation.
>> No. 38640 [Edit]
Now go one step further, have a bicycle you use more than your cheap car.
>> No. 38662 [Edit]
I would definitely ride my bicycle more if it werent for three good reasons:
1. Its dangerous as fuck to cycle in this country
2. Severe tendonitis flare ups from holding the bike handles
3. The places I need to go are too far away to cycle

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38626 No. 38626 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does tohno-chan like riddles?
Fire away if you got any (but remember to spoiler the answers if you choose to include one.)

There is a thing that nothing is, and yet it has a name. It's sometimes tall and sometimes short, joins our talks, joins our sport, and plays at every game.
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>> No. 38649 [Edit]
Feed me and I live. Give me drink and I die. What am I?
>> No. 38650 [Edit]
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An alcoholic.
>> No. 38651 [Edit]
I can't help but think googling answers defeats the point.
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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. 38612 [Edit]
I completely sympathize with you, anon. People are inconsiderate and disrespectful. I wish every single person in the modern western world could experience a week of what it's like to be a neurotic and noise etc sensitive person. They would suffer so much, but the world would be better off for it.
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"Realistic" military combat is an awful premise for games and the culture that's formed around them is one of the most noxious hell pits of faggotry ever. In real life, "camping" is the go to strategy, but people endlessly bitch about it being done in video games among other "unfair" tactics(offensively sniping). You never see chess players complain about forking.

It's almost like real life combat is boring as hell + luck-based and video game designers should be blamed instead of players for easy exploitation.

The whole aesthetic is ugly as hell too. People waste hundreds of dollars to feel like they're in the middle of a dirty, decrepit shit hole. It doesn't make sense.

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>> No. 38655 [Edit]
I agree, and I think I saw a lot of the same sentiment when Day Z was at the height of it's popularity. The general consensus seemed to be that no one cared about the boring and lame arma until that mod came along, and that it was the only reason most people even bought the game.

I think people are drawn to those types of games because it's a sort of Disneyland grade facade. See, these parks have various themed areas and rides to match, they let people feel like they're in the middle of a jungle or alien world while still being (mostly)safe and comfortable. I've noticed las vegas does the same thing. One of many examples is the location based on Venice, which of course focuses on the best and most romanticized parts, and even has gondoliers who aren't massive duchbags who treat you like cattle. One of my favorite spots to hit while there is a facade that mimics the streets of newyork, but without all the hobos and taxies and constant fear of being mugged.
The point being, these people can pretend to be soldiers, get a taste of that feeling, without having to do any of the hard work or step out of their comfort zone.

Very related:
>> No. 38660 [Edit]
In real combat most of the time you wouldnt be able to see who you are shooting and the people shooting you wouldn't be able to see you. Its pretty lame.

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36543 No. 36543 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Let's say that for whatever reason you can never use the internet ever again. Everything you have is still there, but you can't download or stream anything new. What do you do to pass the time and keep busy from now on?
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>> No. 36564 [Edit]
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I'd be fine for a long time. A few years ago I got into archiving as something of a hobby and that led to acquiring a ton of stuff because I found it fun. Getting all of it, organizing it, figuring out how to acquire it at scale. I still tinker with it from time to time but not nearly as much. Good for my wallet because I haven't had to buy any easyshuck's for a while.

The more annoying thing would be losing access to youtube and anidb. For all the shit I have downloaded I spend (waste) a lot more time on youtube. I have most of the channels I'm remotely interested in backed up but a lot of it doesn't have much rewatch potential and dates itself fast. Losing AniDB would be another pain in the ass because I have all of my media in plex and to get it to work you have to use their naming convention which isn't consistent. Sometimes I have to go to anidb just to figure out what name they used for some series because it isn't always consistent.

I have plenty of games, a fair amount of books. Music would get stale fast. What I have is all in flac and a lot of my audio is podcasts so it's actually not all that much. I'm kind of a pleb and stream most of my music off youtube because I just haven't been bothered to figure out a real way of automating it.

I'd like to say I'd go outside and be more productive but I'd probably just live the same existence. I went 6 months without the internet to see if it'd help me be more motivated but I mostly still just sat inside playing Minecraft.

I like the custom icons. That's always seemed like a fun project to me but a lot of effort.
>> No. 36567 [Edit]
>I like the custom icons.

Most of them are from a huge pack of icons you can easily find. But lots of obscure OVA's and weird stuff are made by me, when I had most folders with icons but some without them I felt the need to have them all the same, and with folder growth it became some sort of autistic fixation, there's shows without even logos of any kind and I still made icons for them. I learned to properly use GIMP only because of this weird obsession.
>> No. 38448 [Edit]
I would drop the internet and go read books, learn a new skill, and start doing more things with my waifu. Maybe I would become a productive member of society
>> No. 38639 [Edit]
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Do gardening or raise some hens

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33794 No. 33794 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [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. 38467 [Edit]
Thanks. I had considered doing the same but came up with excuses. I'll go ahead an try.
>> No. 38474 [Edit]
I concur that this works well. The most important part of learning a language is practice, and songs naturally get stuck in your head so you're basically practicing it throughout the day. What I do is pick an OP/ED I really like (strong emotional connection makes this more effective), read through the lyrics once in kana (or romaji) form so you can actually lex the individual words, try to interpret as much as I can based on existing knowledge, read the English lyrics, listen again, and repeat the last two steps over the course of a few weeks.

If you come across a song without English translation, that's also an opportunity for you to practice translation skills and contribute back to the community. Song translations are a great stress test of your JP skills since they will often use more obscure (sometimes archaic) grammatical patterns, word play, and will leave a lot of stuff up to interpretation.
>> No. 38621 [Edit]
>If you come across a song without English translation, that's also an opportunity for you to practice translation skills and contribute back to the community.
I've been thinking about this. Is there any database of japanese songs/anime songs? Where would be the best place to upload it? Ideally it would have the original lyrics and the translation in one page for each song. I've found a few songs that don't have easily searchable lyrics and that I would like to translate but I'm still thinking were to send it to.
Also, in the aforementioned case of 月のシズク there wasn't even the transcription of the song on the internet. The only option to get an "official" transcription would be to buy the out of print CD from Yahoo Auctions or something, but I'd say that's a lot of effort and money and logistics. Probably would need a middleman to ship it back to me as well. The reason I'm bringing this up is because although we had a similar discussion on the "State of Fansubbing" thread, the specific topic of what I've come to call "Linguistic Architecture" - I'm sure there's already a word for this but I can't find it - never came up. To explain what I mean by this let me tell how I've came across this idea. I was watching Speed Grapher and there was an episode - the translation of the episode was something on the lines of "A disgrace of a mother" - whose title contained the word ハハ. Not 母, but ハハ. The katakana version did not convey the usual familiar and caring tones of the kanji version, because of this it was used. Now, if I am to transcribe a song without the original lyrics I may used kanji instead of kana, or kana instead of kanji. The fact is, this is an actual concern I have if I am to submit a song's lyrics. It would not be present in other languages, but in japanese this is a thing.
>> No. 38625 [Edit]
Yeah often times I've used even things such as whitespace to get an idea for how to interpret lyrics.

As for places to upload, I've been lucky enough to find wikia pages for the songs I TL'd, so I just posted it there. There is "" which I've run across a lot when searching for song translations, which despite the name seems to be general enough to include doujin, j-pop, etc. so you could try there (they also appear to be a legitimate community, as opposed to the various fly-by-night copy paste jobs); and they have full support for original kanji/romaji transliteration/english translation pages.

Although amusingly despite the fact that they require you to pass a JP language test before uploading translations, some of the English translations there have been less than stellar (which I guess is because crafting good translations is itself an art, especially so for song lyrics).

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