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33410 No. 33410 [Edit]
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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>> No. 36200 [Edit]
>refraining from those discussions is, too, a political choice
Even if it is, what difference does it make? You'd think people who decided to use an obscure HN clone which doesn't aggregate that kind of news would agree with that choice. It's not like there aren't other places that already cater to them.
>> No. 36201 [Edit]
> However, there is a vocal minority that believes everything is political, and thus such topics should be permitted as refraining from those discussions is, too, a political choice.
There's a thread about this going on /iaa/.
This made me chuckle.
>From the hipsters and bedroom intellectuals that brought you Everything is Subjective and Everything is Relative
Everything is Political

>Coming to an innocent internet community near you.
>> No. 36202 [Edit]
I know exactly what he's talking about, and I understand your confusion.
Unfortunately I can't even begin to explain what these people are doing without going into politics. The core principles of their ideology make it absolutely impossible to separate from politics, I don't want to break the rules.

They will submit, it's only a matter of time.
>> No. 36203 [Edit]
>They will submit, it's only a matter of time.
I doubt it. That only seems to take hold on sites that are poorly moderated.
>> No. 36204 [Edit]
Yeah I get it. It's basically just proselytizing.
>> No. 36408 [Edit]
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A thoughtful wed

Rip everything before youtube algorithmn bans it

>> No. 36409 [Edit]
Good thread.
>> No. 36527 [Edit]
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A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry

Urbanism. Adaptation. Resilience.
>> No. 36607 [Edit]
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Beyond Bare Hands by Vasili Shynkarenka
>> No. 36669 [Edit]
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You can only read so much time to start doing!
>> No. 36749 [Edit]
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Do or do not. There is no try. Only buy.
>> No. 36751 [Edit]
I hate that god damned little goblin shit so fucking much.
>> No. 36778 [Edit]
It's amazing how Star Wars just keeps getting worse and worse in ways I couldn't even imagine.
>> No. 36779 [Edit]
Funny enough that character is from what's widely considered the only good thing to come from Disney era star-wars.
>> No. 36801 [Edit]
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That's cos the Disney SW trilogy flopped so bad with boring Rei ...
>> No. 36808 [Edit]
Rei was just one of many problems with the Disney S(J)W trilogy.
>> No. 36827 [Edit]
Hold on a second...
Didn't disney release two trillogies, a sequel trillogy and a side story trillogy?
And isn't the only good thing to come from disney's acquisition of Lucasproducts that it led to Raven software releasing the source code of the SW games they did?
>> No. 36831 [Edit]
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Not sure about a side-story trilogy but Rogue One and Solo were the side-story movies produced to fill the gaps in the sequel trilogy. No news about another side-story movie though.

Currently The Mandolorian is streaming and although successful, I don't believe it's what Disney had in mind when making more Star Wars.
>> No. 36832 [Edit]
It's amusing to me they burn truck tons of money producing big grand epic films everyone hates, but the low budget ground to earth tc series they didn't care about was their most critically well received entry. I doubt they'll learn anything however and distroy The Mandolorian as the suits meddle with it and shove in all the garbage people hated about the movies.
>> No. 36840 [Edit]
Oh, ahhh, whooops! So it's simply a trilogy in five parts!

Well, you never know, maybe they did have games in mind. But if so, then that would probably be of an MMO or two. Still, they ought to be able to get that they should muster an appreciation of the industry, develop a bit of goodwill/reputation, and that kind of stuff, you know, at least make use of some stepping stones, so either way, they still could outsource it to those who took good care of it before, conceivably.

Nah, of course that ain't gonna happen.
>> No. 36841 [Edit]
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I'm not a fan of star wars, but if I was I'd rather ignore everything except the first three movies that were made. Any games and other tie ins seem like they would be extraneous to a simple story set in a simple universe.
>> No. 36842 [Edit]
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You might as well. Star Wars is one of those franchises that had a good enough start to become popular, kept it's momentum and did interesting things early on but by the time it lost it's soul and quality it was something that was already popular enough to stick around as something people attach more importance to than it deserves.
>> No. 36843 [Edit]
>I'd rather ignore everything except the first three movies
I think a lot of people are trying to do that. Even during the prequel days a lot of fans did that.
>> No. 36844 [Edit]
*Ick!*, screw that, the movies were repulsive! Besides ... source releases, hot damn, source releases!

But I'll offer you a compromise, let the original dark forces burn, and let the source for Outlaws come out instead. It's damn close anyways, and right there you have some of that much vaunted simple story Oh, it also had a cutscene codec optimized for animation!
>> No. 36845 [Edit]
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>the movies were repulsive!
Why? It's just above average, 70s pulp sci-fi. It's got a hero's journey and some aliens and a cool looking, mildly interesting bad guy and some space battles and a hasty redemption arc. The music is basically a shameless rip-off of Holst, but it sounds nice. Even if, IF, the games are better in some way, they probably didn't need to be attached to star wars.
>> No. 36888 [Edit]
Because it isn't any sort of simple narative display from a single source that has a concept of a simple universe to spontaneously share with everyone at all, it's a natural goldmine tapping the abilities of a wide range of contributors. Over the years, it ended up musterring some honesty towards this. But the original movies ended up forcing that to the degree that it could, and kludging all that neat setting and such around that incredibly lame space-paladin mythical theme.
>> No. 36927 [Edit]
The expanded universe was raw garbage and the original trilogy is the only good thing in Star Wars.
>> No. 37134 [Edit]
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Star Wars had more than three movies? Say it ain't so.
>> No. 37229 [Edit]
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>> No. 37240 [Edit]
Focus on SV business tech but has some gems
I really like this one~
>> No. 37266 [Edit]
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Proxy sites to prevent tracking~
instagram ->
reddit ->
twitter ->
>> No. 37277 [Edit]
Hey these are useful, I can open multiple tabs of these without my whole ram disappearing! Magic.
>> No. 37284 [Edit]
Interesting format.TC users may find them too unmoderated but the pace should be familiar with.
>> No. 37285 [Edit]
>> No. 37286 [Edit]
I wish there was something for pixiv. I don't know why they require so much JS bloat to load a couple of images.
>> No. 37287 [Edit]
The reason is incompetence and, probably, technical debt.
>> No. 37288 [Edit]
And to track interactions/views or users.

For example, clicking a Google search link to yields the link below~

You just been tracked by Google.
>> No. 37292 [Edit]
>And to track interactions/views or users.
But you don't need JS to track users _within_ the domain that they own. Cookies should be sufficient for that. And note that even Google doesn't do the tracking via JS, they do it via a redirect link.
>> No. 37327 [Edit]
I decided to do some digging and it seems that the bloat is because they're doing client-side rendering via a single page app. So not malice, just incompetence enabled via the usual web frameworks. That also explains why the page doesn't work with JS enabled.

Interestingly, if you force the mobile version of the site you get a much more responsive version (at the expense of having fewer images per page).

Post edited on 9th Jan 2021, 3:21pm
>> No. 37417 [Edit]
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Gramhum sometimes doesn't parse video but otherwise a good instagram front-end replacement.
>> No. 37435 [Edit]
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Other than imageboards I just use youtube, reddit, and gelbooru. I don't have as many complaints about youtube as others do. I don't appreciate big youtubers essentially getting censored but thankfully it hasn't affected me yet. I have a bad habit of letting my curiosity push me to read the comments sometimes and it's almost never worth it. Otherwise it's decent enough entertainment either as a radio for background noise or providing nice videos to watch.
Reddit is something I could complain about a lot because it really does have that many problems. Though I've noticed the people who like to hate on it do for grossly outdated stereotypes (fedora wearing atheists and such) when the users are anything but that and at least those old stereotypes might be people who can think for themselves. Instead it's filled with teenagers and children who can't live without a constant supply of low-quality memes, smug ford drivers, radical liberals, lazy or powertripping mods, punishments for "wrongthink" (ie: joking about trannies or posting sfw loli), and recently bots.
But it's easy enough to subscribe only to subs I like which is why I'm subscribed to so many subreddits for anime art and certain anime traits like pink hair or maids. A few of the common problems to reddit as a whole still exist on even those but to a much smaller degree, sometimes not at all. I like to post on the smaller ones and I've even made two subreddits of my own which I have been trying to gather users for through crossposting in the past month. It makes me a little happy when I post a nice image that makes other people happy and I like to make silly jokes sometimes. I can and probably should just post images to boards instead but I think I enjoy doing it more on reddit because, at the risk of sounding like a karmawhore, the upvotes, comments, and especially the post awards, are a way of telling me someone liked the image I posted and (hoping they even know how) saved the image. On boards I can post images that I think people would like and I would never know if they liked it or not because imageboards just work differently. So I really can just post whatever but I prefer not to be so lazy about it. Reddit at least keeps my goal in finding and sharing comfy images from being a complete waste of time or effort.
I think I already posted about gelbooru before but I like using the site because I can be as picky with tags as I want and the blacklist function is really convenient. It's really nice knowing that I could do most of that even without an account though having one lets me pick up the slack for users who didn't tag images properly or missed an obvious tag to use. I almost always have a tab with gelbooru.

Post edited on 24th Jan 2021, 2:48pm
>> No. 37437 [Edit]
>the upvotes, comments, and especially the post awards
>> No. 37443 [Edit]
>On boards I can post images that I think people would like and I would never know if they liked it or not because imageboards just work differently
I believe there's always tacit appreciation for any post on smaller boards. (Assuming the aforementioned post isn't low-quality drivel.) And, at the risk of being impertinent, divesting oneself from people's approbation (Especially of the low-effort variety as is the case here.) is a goal worth pursuing.
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>divesting oneself from people's approbation is a goal worth pursuing.
I agree but it's hard for me since I'm the kind of person who doesn't know when I'm doing things right or wrong without some kind of feedback from someone who knows better than me. It could probably be argued that if nobody is angry at me then I must be doing something right but a lack of feedback, such as no replies to a thread, doesn't tell me how to improve on something. This is, of course, even after reading rules and lurking, in the context of imageboards, then I can only do what I assume would be best and hope for the best. Maybe I'm just too inexperienced and uncertain as a result.
>> No. 37448 [Edit]
My biggest complaint is their change to the search and related video algorithms. Used to be when you watched a video, there would be a ton of new videos that were related and you could go down a rabbit hole of new stuff. You could go from something about guns to something about car manufacturing in an hour or so. Now, it's all just 1) videos from the same channel, 2) videos you've already seen before, and 3) videos from channels you were already subscribed to. This sucks the most for music, because I used to use youtube to find new music but now it just circles me through the same dozen or so songs if I'm trying to click my way down through a music rabbit hole.
>> No. 37615 [Edit]
Feels bad that the web is now just facebook, instagram, reddit, twitter and youtube..

Nice to know
>> No. 37633 [Edit]
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>I try to minimise reddit/youtube as I can get addicted to it.
There's something about Youtube that's just so sticky.
Just being able to passively consume video is very addictive
>> No. 37638 [Edit]
For this reason I've reduced my youtube consumption to weekends only.
>> No. 37671 [Edit]
Out of curiosity, what types of videos do you consume? Because outside videos I actively search for and the one or two times the suggestions have been appealing, I find the auto-recommendation close to useless and the quality of content mostly terrible. I suppose my use of youtube is closer to a fungible video hosting platform accessed through external sites rather than as a sticky "content hub."
>> No. 37803 [Edit]
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