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33410 No. 33410 [Edit]
I browse wiki to read interesting stuff:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/

News, mainly tech news:
https://news.ycombinator.com
https://slashdot.org/

I try to minimise reddit/youtube as I can get addicted to it.
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>> No. 36831 [Edit]
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>>36827
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l98A1iOXgBc
>> No. 36832 [Edit]
>>36831
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]
>>36831
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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>>36840
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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>>36841
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]
>>36841
>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]
>>36841
*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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>>36844
>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]
>>36845
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]
>>36888
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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>>36927
Star Wars had more than three movies? Say it ain't so.
>> No. 37229 [Edit]
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HNY2021
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25595865
>> No. 37240 [Edit]
Focus on SV business tech but has some gems
https://barehands.substack.com/
https://mattstoller.substack.com
I really like this one~
https://themargins.substack.com/p/doordash-and-societal-arbitrage
>> No. 37266 [Edit]
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Proxy sites to prevent tracking~
instagram -> https://bibliogram.art/
reddit -> https://teddit.net
twitter -> https://nitter.net/
>> No. 37277 [Edit]
>>37266
Hey these are useful, I can open multiple tabs of these without my whole ram disappearing! Magic.
>> No. 37284 [Edit]
http://xiongnu.org/overtext/
http://txtchan.org/
Interesting format.TC users may find them too unmoderated but the pace should be familiar with.
>> No. 37285 [Edit]
http://itest.5ch.net/subback/dame
http://itest.5ch.net/medaka/test/read.cgi/dame/1608121444
>> No. 37286 [Edit]
>>37277
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]
>>37286
The reason is incompetence and, probably, technical debt.
>> No. 37288 [Edit]
>>37287
And to track interactions/views or users.

For example, clicking a Google search link to tohno-chan.com yields the link below~

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwib4JHAr4nuAhUSzDgGHTy5D_IQFjAAegQIAhAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftohno-chan.com%
2F&usg=AOvVaw3toR2zrybW9m_CFVQi_vIT

You just been tracked by Google.
>> No. 37292 [Edit]
>>37288
>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]
>>37292
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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>>37266
Gramhum sometimes doesn't parse video but otherwise a good instagram front-end replacement.
https://gramhum.com/v/artgerm/
https://gramhum.com/v/my_urban_edible_garden/
>> 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]
>>37435
>the upvotes, comments, and especially the post awards
気持ち悪い
>> No. 37443 [Edit]
>>37435
>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.
>> No. 37446 [Edit]
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>>37443
>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]
>>37435
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]
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Feels bad that the web is now just facebook, instagram, reddit, twitter and youtube..

>>37417
Nice to know
>> No. 37633 [Edit]
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37633
>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]
>>37633
For this reason I've reduced my youtube consumption to weekends only.
>> No. 37671 [Edit]
>>37633
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]
>>37615
Proxy instagram
https://bibliogram.fdn.fr/u/artgerm
>> No. 37805 [Edit]
>>37671
Let's see...
Bloomberg Quicktake
ChilledCow
Proof Bread
Drone U
Wendover Productions
Technology Connections
All Things Comedy
Insider
Fresh Out
Real Stories
infinitesolutions
Scam Nation
Conan Fanatic
David Hoffman
Ctrl Shift Face
The Science Elf
JayzTwoCents
The Gaming Restoration
GmanLives
Airforceproud95
Duncan Trussell
GameHut
Forgotten Weapons
Unreported World
DidYouKnowGaming?
Channel Super Fun
Way Out West Blow-in blog
Brave Wilderness
BSoD Gaming
From The Waters Edge TV
VICE News
Modern Vintage Gamer
Daves Archives
The Minute Hour
pekkavaa
Astartes
Beta64
SAM THE COOKING GUY
Ben Starr
Marques Brownlee
Captain Disillusion
CNBC
Vahchef - VahRehVah
FSUE Mosfilm cinema concern
Techquickie
The British Museum
TokenGeek
PurpleEyesWTF
Rhye
Comedy Central Stand-Up
Raycevick
Brainfeeder
JunsKitchen
genuinejerks
Kruggsmash
DevolverDigital
The Cooking Foodie
Jay Foreman
Prusa 3D by Josef Prusa
Real Engineering
JonTronShow
steveo
MobileTechReview
Techmoan
This Does Not Compute
SideQuest
Professor Messer
PaymoneyWubby
Ground School USA
Libbie Higgins
DemolitionRanch
GameRamblings
Jim Sterling
Mike Tyson
Maangchi
MichaelKammes
Shamook
植物男子 Asu
Applied Science
Momma Cherri
Grand Illusions
Channel 4 Comedy
Abroad in Japan
PhillyBoyJayCooKingShow2.0
Craft Computing
Sam O'Nella Academy
Fat Dino
Theo Von
The New York Times
FRONTLINE PBS | Official
FriendsinRealLife
Corridor
BBC Earth
LastWeekTonight
Lights Out with David Spade
Ethereal Snake
gregpryorhomestead
Modern History TV
Cartoon Hangover
RichaadEB
CollegeHumor
Cowboy Kent Rollins
Breanna Fields
John Kirkwood
Westbred Diamond
74 Gear
The Guardian
KyleDunnigan
Bad Friends
Internet Historian
Digital Foundry
This Week in Tech
TheFakening
ClassicGameJunkie
Gaming Historian
Bob Ross
Stuff Made Here
Cinemassacre
Chadunda
ashens
Game Maker's Toolkit
sidhenz
Flukemaster
Flatbush Cats
Drugslab
Cooking With Cast Iron
Indiana Drones
lasagnacat
BBC Earth Unplugged
TigerBelly
Kitchen Nightmares
Frog Leap Studios
Speaking of AI
NPR Music
Made Man
SsethTzeentach
You Suck At Cooking
ronaldjenkees
Pilot Institute
Food Wishes
Corridor Crew
NeilCicieregaMusic
DoubleFineProd
Marc Rebillet
Ike Does Stuff
CBC Docs
Explore Always
There I Ruined It
51 Drones
bald and bankrupt
Tenement Museum
Ewan Dobson
Steve1989MREInfo
Knowing Better
Michael Mac
The New Screen Savers
Curious Droid
MattKC
ClassicGamespotRevs
Cellar Crowd
LA Turtle
The Office
Wall Street Journal
Hannah Boulton
Computerphile
Team Coco
thatgamecompany
LGR
VICE
The Atlantic
PolyMatter
Florent Roque
Cheddar
The Modern Rogue
AcousticTrench
Drone Film Guide
Coffee Break
Rambalac
Pogo
The Gravel Institute
Immerse In Nature
Great Big Story
Marshall McGee
Filthy Casuals
Eater
Ben Wonder
60 Minutes Australia
Node
Billy Kyle
Flossy Carter
Dronelink
Cee Marshall
Babyhemyth Productions
Ahoy
MEIMUNA Official
brianmonarch
stairwaytostardom
Stephen Robinson
David Barton aka That Drone Guy
Random TV
Bon Appétit
zilchonum
Voices of the Past
Leafly
Casually Explained
Alt Shift X
Invicta
PC Centric
The Hunting Public
The Uncharted Zone
kutiman
Townsends
mitch amyotte
TECH DRONE MEDIA
The Graham Norton Show
Two Minute Papers
DemianZX48
Noclip
Michael Reeves
Otava Yo
Chris and Jack
Dimension 20
CG Geek
Wax Audio
Angle of Attack
The Art of Photography
GameTrailers Archive
Film Riot
Fatal Farm
apetor
History Dose
Gamers Nexus
NakeyJakey
TheWishmaster
PBS Eons
Hoolopee
carykh
Business Casual
CGP Grey
TA Outdoors
MarphitimusBlackimus
Munchies
LemaitreMusic
Kitchen Nightmares - Full Episodes
Futuring Machine
Aviation101
Rich Charpentier
PostmodernJukebox
Scott The Woz
Adam Ragusea
JCS - Criminal Psychology
Harmonix Music Systems
Flashback '
G4Icons
lonlonjp
Citalia
GDC
ACG
FND Films
douggpound
Gadget Inspector
scholagladiatoria
Fincky
Ghost Town Living
MrChiCity3
Zavtracast – пoдкaст oб игрaх
ClangersTV
Primitive Technology
Sassy Justice
Twin Perfect
videogamedunkey
Unseen64: an Archive for Beta & Cancelled Games
Taste Show
Tom Segura
Epic Gardening
Vic Berger
Linus Tech Tips
MetalJesusRocks
ElectroBOOM
Peep Show
The Tim Dillon Show
Miniature Drums
Shaun Spalding
PINGTR1P
Dumbest of All Worlds
joegardenerTV
allenpalin
John Stark
WIRED
Internet Today
Ryan Sickler
Archana's Kitchen
MisterWives
The Great War
Codex
CrackerMilk
Super Bunnyhop
SmarterEveryDay
My Self Reliance
Ars Technica
PaymoneyWubby Highlights
Vox
The Whitest Kids U'Know
Safety Time
CGRundertow
Gordon Ramsay
grandbabycakes
All Gas No Brakes
Fredrik Knudsen
>> No. 37807 [Edit]
>>37805
I'd recommend deleting your channel and all of its subscriptions. If you do that, there's less temptation to "keep track" of what all of these people are putting out. I did that years ago. On the front page, there's now also an option to stop getting recommendations from specific channels.
>> No. 37808 [Edit]
>>37807
>On the front page, there's now also an option to stop getting recommendations from specific channels.
Where's that?
>> No. 37809 [Edit]
>>37808
Next to recommended videos on the front page, there's three dots with an option to stop receiving any recommendations from that channel. This applies to recommendations on the front page and every video. This feature works, despite being needlessly cumbersome and dumb ui wise. You have to be using the newest ui, so if you're on an old one for some reason, change it.
>> No. 37811 [Edit]
>>37809
I've been using that feature for a long time but it really is a sisyphean task to filter out all the garbage yt throws at you. They have a virtually infinite pile of crap to throw your way while my patience is rather in short supply. Only thing that worked for me was to abandon the front page entirely and go straight to the subscription tab instead.
>> No. 37812 [Edit]
>>37811
Aside from a different front end, which has its own problems, I can't think of any way that youtube could be improved when it comes to curation. There is an uploader based tagging system, but that's worth fuck all to other users. When internet speeds get fast enough for p2p video streaming to become tolerable, if that ever happens, I wonder if monolithic, poorly designed services like youtube will become obsolete. I feel like there's got to be a better way. I have been recommended things I ended up enjoying before, so boxing myself in to only things I know about wouldn't work for me.

Post edited on 27th Feb 2021, 2:38pm
>> No. 37813 [Edit]
>>37812
My main gripe with it is how dumb it is. Say, I spend 4 months searching for a specific type of music on yt but if I click one solitary 30 seconds video clip of a shitty justice league movie, yt completely forgets everything I was doing and destroys my main page by dumping shitty cape shit movie clips. Shouldn't there be a balance in there somewhere? Doesn't seem hard to implement. It's been a long time since I visited my front page so maybe they improved that, I don't know.
I actually like yt, there's ton of stuff I would never know it existed if weren't for it, so my complaint is really just a small thing in the end. Doesn't really bother me that much but since we're talking about it, I feel like bringing it up.
>> No. 37814 [Edit]
>>37813
If you could choose whether of not youtube "remembers" you watching a video instantly and an option to prioritize a video you like in recommendations, that would a step up. Private/incognito mode exists so, you can use that for anything you don't want to include.

One of the biggest issues is that youtube has things it recommends by default. It's impossible to completely wipe the slate clean since youtube already has its own idea of what people want to/ should watch.
>> No. 37840 [Edit]
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Jewtube has a watch history that you can turn off so it won't continue piling things onto you based on what you watched. You can also toggle your notifications in the settings. With that said, I'm not sure how much it might help you. Youtube doesn't bother me too much because I have those things in place but also because I kept marking videos as "not interested" or "don't recommend this channel" until it eventually stopped which I think took a few years, I don't remember for sure but it's the best I can think of.
>> No. 37919 [Edit]
>>37840
Use proxy sites for youtube like this one:
https://yewtu.be/
>> No. 37931 [Edit]
Very useful, thanks.
>> No. 38041 [Edit]
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https://nitter.dark.fail as a twitter proxy
>> No. 38163 [Edit]
ExHentai for pornography.
Arch Linux Wiki for general Linux information.
A small variety of anonymous imageboards for when I have downtime.
>> No. 38340 [Edit]
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>>37919
Down? Try https://invidious.fdn.fr/
>> No. 38366 [Edit]
>>37435
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]
>>38366
If you have to use reddit, use teddit as per >>37266
>> No. 38681 [Edit]
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https://arstechnica.com 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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