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29153 No. 29153 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you think about IRC and other chat services like discord
Do you use them? I think it would be cool if I found one where I could jump in and casually talk about things like the game I'm playing right now, but so far I haven't
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>> No. 30712 [Edit]
IRC was really nice. I believe only Freenode is active and growing (slowly) nowadays though, which is saddening.
>> No. 30719 [Edit]
IRC is not that bad.

Discord, though... after witnessing a couple myself, and also founding my own this software is a minefield of circlejerks, facebook memes and bizarre community conflicts. It may be possible to occasionally find decent places in it, but overall its design with trivially created servers and system of invites breeds mostly splintered messes of incestual cliques on a scale and frequency that IRC can't even compare to.
>> No. 30721 [Edit]
>>30719

So your own server turned into this? Maybe you invited the wrong people then. (You can make it so only you can invite people if that's a problem) The thing with discords built in meme messages, this is annoying as fuck. I wish they would get rid of this and make it more professional.

If you go looking for other servers on google or something yeah you're only going to find normie crap. And discord does attract more of these people because of how it's marketed and since it's more user friendly, but it's not like you have to interact with these people.

>minefield of circlejerks

IRC and imageboards are full of this. IRC is less normies but the communities are full of their own sub cultural circlejerks even if it's anti-normie ones.

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>> No. 30723 [Edit]
>>30721
No, my own one's still relatively clean, but others aren't so lucky. Poor management / incompetence to invite bullshit with excess channel splitting (whatever happened to having one channel, IRC-style, to keep things more focused?), emotes, polls and the other cool features makes the good old days of limited technology seem better by comparison, without all this new crap to ruin your discussion quality with.

It's true that circlejerks are everywhere but I've not managed to encounter the "hivemind spread across 10 servers for eceleb whoring" thing outside Discord, at least with imageboards or IRC channels there's usually only a couple of boards or channels dedicated to a particular group, but the Discord rabbit hole reaches far and wide. Maybe it's just Discord being that much bigger.

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30695 No. 30695 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are you interested in? In the sense of a deeper understanding, like film composition, character design, politics, science, sociology, that sort of thing? And why?
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>> No. 30699 [Edit]
>>30697
>seems like there is almost no interest in that topic here anymore.
I have no idea what to talk about.
>> No. 30700 [Edit]
>>30699
You just say what your thoughts and opinions are on things you've recently seen, post screen caps, or comment on things you feel are worth commenting on. You can also get anal and chew other people out for saying things you don't like or agree with, or for asking stupid questions like many others here.
>> No. 30703 [Edit]
>>30697
Be the change you want to see?
>> No. 30704 [Edit]
>>30700
Oh, hey, that's what I do.

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30438 No. 30438 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What relaxing things do you like to do, Anon?
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>> No. 30452 [Edit]
Drive recklessly at night, and watch slice of life/cute girls doing cute things types of anime.
>> No. 30610 [Edit]
I read a lot
while reading i engulf myself completely with comfyness and good feelings
Its the thing i enjoy the most
>> No. 30612 [Edit]
anime watching and discussion
>> No. 30617 [Edit]
I sometimes watch asmr, that's relaxing.

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30324 No. 30324 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have you gone outside lately? Did something terrible happen? Post it here so the rest of us can learn to avoid similar situations or just to remind people not to go out. No photos please.

Yesterday I went out and numerous strangers attempted to make eye contact with me as I walked down the sidewalk. It was awful, I knew that if I acknowledged their existence there was a risk of further interaction, so I deftly avoided it by looking at other things.
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>> No. 30589 [Edit]
>>30584
Asuka. I really, really didn't like her on the first viewing of NGE, but when watching EoE I realized that I empathized with her a lot. I guess I developed a feeling of connection to her that I felt with no other character, not even Shinji.
>> No. 30592 [Edit]
>>30589
It is said that people you hate generally have traits that you yourself have and subconsciously dislike/deny, thereby hating them is a defence-mechanism to protect your ego.
>> No. 30593 [Edit]
As I was walking down the street, I passed a group of people, one of whom asked me if I "smoke weed fam". Being talked to by a stranger is bad enough already! I said "n-no thanks" and continued on. This is sadly quite a common occurrence where I live. I hope this post isn't against the rules, sorry if it is.
>> No. 30594 [Edit]
>>30572
"It's your own fault", favorite of Ford Motor Company chauffeurs throughout millennia. As bullshit today as it was 2.5k years ago but you can't go wrong with that classic.
>>30592
That is often said. By idiots who like to think that even those who hate them are secretly on their side.

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30586 No. 30586 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
>Studying is hard.
>Games are hard.
>Sports are boring and hard.
>Talking to people is nice but tough without any hobbies of my own it gets exhausting and I'm too lazy to do it sometimes.
>Movies are awful and I hate them, mostly American movies, they fucking suck.
>American TV is boring as shit and even difficult to sit through. I really don't want to waste even a millisecond of my boring life on some faggot ass Big Bang Theory shit.
>Anime is boring and kind of painful because it's just about a bunch of preteen/teen kids that did cool stuff I wanted to do but never could.
>Manga is the same thing.
>LNs are unavailable to me because I can't reading moonrunes and I don't wanna learn.
>Internet went to shit after normals flooded the place for some dumb reason.
>Cooking is kind of nice.
>Going outside is nice too because there are no memes in a nature park or a Chick-Fil-A. It's so refreshing.
>Art is hard to do right but I try.
>I have to pay money to even think.

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>> No. 30588 [Edit]
Well all I ever really wanted out of life was to go on adventures and have superpowers and explore the galaxy so I feel you OP. I hate thinking that I'm going to die having never experienced my dream.
>> No. 30591 [Edit]
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30591
'Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.'
>> No. 30715 [Edit]
Art is very powerful. You should try to create, even just as an outlet.

I have a lot of thoughts on the subject but I'll leave it at this: I believe that some form of the meaning we simultaneously created and were torn away from through our birth exists in art, in your own self-expression. Even if it's just for your own consumption, it's still cathartic and liberating. "Music is everything. God himself is nothing more than an acoustic hallucination." - Emil Cioran

I find fulfillment through that mainly. It's one of very few things I don't regard as tedious or depressing.

It's my treasure and a reason for tomorrow to happen.

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28839 No. 28839 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Finals this, finals that...
Is it just me or does it seem like every person on the internet is attending classes in some form or another? Do people destroy their computers when they finish school or do they just attend schools for all eternity? It feels rare to meet people online who work regular jobs and who don't still have homework to do on the side, or who are truly NEET for that matter.
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I have written philosophy and posted it here before, but my degree is in Experimental Psychology.

I won't lie, higher education can do wonders for your intellect so long as you escape the whole liberal hivemind that tends to predominate in academia (although it wasn't so terrible when I went and I was in the American South at the time, so that makes sense that it would be more tolerable). Still, no job and no sense of real purpose. Then again, what is a real purpose? And we all know that even a high-paying job usually brings misery.

Maybe I dodged a bullet. I like to think that I'm better off, although I may not be.
>> No. 30241 [Edit]
i'm a mentally ill neet with no hope of ever getting a job. i don't mind though. i don't mind dying alone. but i do wonder where all other neets went. feels like i'm the only neet left on the internet. it's pretty lonely
>> No. 30252 [Edit]
>>30241
I'm here. I think most NEETs don't blogpost much because, well, what is there to talk about outside of our hobbies? The lifestyle is the same routine year in and year out for most I'd assume.
>> No. 30620 [Edit]
It's been years since I left school and I work a regular job. "Adults" rarely mention anything about their jobs because it's even more uneventful and boring than school. There's nothing to blog about.

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28836 No. 28836 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does anyone else find human reproduction completely revolting?
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>> No. 28854 [Edit]
I didn't use to, but now I do.
>> No. 28859 [Edit]
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>> No. 28952 [Edit]
>>28859
I thought I had already been exposed to it all, but it seems I still have a lot to learn.
>> No. 30568 [Edit]
Kind of. Sex in anime and stuff is hot, and making offspring through labs or artificial creation is cool, but 3D bodies are completely removed in my mind form what those are. 3DPD sex and reproduction are absolutely disgusting.

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21334 No. 21334 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
After seeing the immense popularity of the what bugs you thread, I decided that I would make a thread for people to post all the awesome things (big or little) in life that simply make you happy. I understand Tohno-Chan has a lot of gripes and resentments, but we cant all be negative all the time. After all, what is negativity if we have nothing to compare it too?

<-- Obligatory Kamina Pic Related

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>> No. 29557 [Edit]
>>29555
pillows, pillows, and more pillows, with comforters to taste. also a setup to play games and watch anime
>> No. 29934 [Edit]
the magical period of pulling an all-nighter when you are really tired and the sun is just getting up, though I dont pull as many all nighters nowadays

the first cigarette of the day
>> No. 30498 [Edit]
People that truly get excited when talking about their interest or hobby. They have something that they love so much that they can't help but smile about it.

Isn't that wonderful?
>> No. 30504 [Edit]
my doggy and my cats, nice landscapes, cool bugs, animals, flowers, mushrooms, moss, the smell of rain, quiet places, cute touhous, napping

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29816 No. 29816 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How often do you bathe, /ot/? What about shaving? Do you fit into the stereotype that suggests NEETs and hikikomori have poor personal hygiene?
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>> No. 30458 [Edit]
Any girl so innocent and built like that gotta be named Lucille
>> No. 30515 [Edit]
I feel very uncomfortable when I'm dirty. I shower every day, trim facial hair regularly, brush teeth, clean ears, fresh clothes every day all that shit and I still stink. For some reason I can smell my weird fucking genitals all the time. I don't get it.
Haven't slept a long time and for some reason this cracks me up but really it's pretty disgusting and annoying, I don't know what to do anymore.
>> No. 30517 [Edit]
>>30515
Is it possible you're showering "wrong"? Alternatively, why not go to a doctor about it? You might have a fungal infection, which usually showering doesn't delete.
>> No. 30523 [Edit]
I barely even shower. Maybe once every two weeks at most.

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30507 No. 30507 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Tonight or tomorrow night will probably be the last night this summer that I get to watch anime outside on my roof at night. There is something special to me about watching Japanese cartoons at night with the stars overhead and my garden surrounding me. I see meteors, satellites, bats, moths and occasionally owls flying around up there pretty regularly. A couple weeks ago I was watching Aho Girl around midnight and a pair of red tailed hawks flew by circling each other yelling and generally mixing it up a lot more than Wikipedia would probably say that diurnal animals do on the average night.
Next May or June I will watch more anime on my rooftop.
>> No. 30510 [Edit]
This seems really nice, I want to try it but my laptop is broken and I don't have money to fix it
>> No. 30512 [Edit]
Wouldn't bugs be attracted to the screen easily?
>> No. 30522 [Edit]
>>30512
That hasn't been a problem yet

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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. 28161 [Edit]
I learned that waka/iichan is back.

http://www.idlechan.net/
>> No. 28165 [Edit]
I learnt the difference between noir and neo-noir.

Noir was heavily dependent on the era it was released in. It was a time when overt sex and violence was forbidden in film and technological limitations prevented the presence of colour however it was these very restrictions that caused noir to have the impact that it did. With those restrictions lifted, violence and sex have to be much more overt to have the same emotional impact on today's desensitised audience than what was necessary for the audiences of the '40s.

Neo-noir is an attempt to create the same impact that noir did despite the technological and cultural changes that have occurred since the '40s. Some believe that noir to be an inimitable cultural phenomenon that will only ever exist within the bubble of time that was present during its creation. Others have continued to experiment with the neo-noir genre and prove otherwise.

Personally, after watching Chinatown, I can safely say that I don't get it. I'll probably need to watch it again to get it though. Preferably with subs since I seemed to have missed most of the dialogue.
>> No. 28167 [Edit]
Yesterday I learned that x64 Windows has only one HAL.DLL, because the x86_64 is so standardized that there's little configuring OEMs can do. x86 versions of Windows have a few HAL.DLLs for the inclusion or absence of stuff like APIC.

Today I learned there are 100% Animal Crossing speedruns. They average for 70 hours but the world record is 63 hours. And the runners don't take breaks.
>> No. 28921 [Edit]
It used to be that if you google 241543903 you get images of people sticking their heads in a freezer. Now googling 241543903 brings up images instructing people to google 241543903 to see images of people's heads in freezers.

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