I'm starting to detest the presence of gods in stories/media. Its not as if I'm the sort of person who wants to burn religious buildings to the ground and/or mock people who have religious beliefs in real life, but over time I've just gotten sick of these pointlessly powerful gods in fictional stories.
Their presence just detracts from the settings involved or the actions and struggle of 'regular' beings in the plot.
>>422945 Don't have a problems with Clark himself. He's a good upstanding individual who isn't actually as overpowered as "common knowledge" would say, being there's multiple other heroes and villains who can match or exceed his abilities. It's only when he falls into the hands of powerlevel wankers or fanboy writers who only care about him being STRONK rather than being a good man that problems arise (or crappy writers who use him as a mouthpiece for their own petty feelings, that sucks too).
Kryptonians as a species are more annoying, when some writers portraying them as unstoppable physical gods that just need to sunbathe for a minute to becomes so. But honestly the bigger problem with neverending comicbooks is the obnoxious Power Creep that grows like a tumor.
>>422945 Supes is the best when writers remember that he's a genuinely good guy, not because his abilities, but because he was raised to be an unselfish, helpful man who looks for the best in anyone. It's probably why I prefer the 80s Byrne era Superman, who not only had hard limits on his powers (he gets smacked around a lot, sometimes described as needing week long vacations to recharge), but also because he got his powers late in his teens. So he became a good person first, then got powers.
>>423025 I think it's absolutely fair; posting many times in a row is normally a rule violation due to it disrupting other conversations so I've compromised and kept them here without taking up 13 posts.
>>423029 I'd like to own the place me an my roommate are renting from his parents, so we don't have to stress about losing it when they fail to pay the mortgage. Really can't handle the idea of moving again.
>>422945 The Spectre is far worse than Superman, he doesn't fit in a superhero universe with his bullshit as well as the contrivances that have him inflict monstrous punishment on no name people for their "sins" rather than going after the villains with actual actual atrocities under their belts. If anything he should be a monster the heroes team up and destroy.
Watched one video of a dude clearing out the drains on a flooded road (some fucking psycho drivers were driving on the pavement just so their cars wouldn't splash) in order that it could clear up and now my recommended videos is full of water-related shit like this.
Its early morning, just finished shaving after putting off for while. Noticed handful of single moles/freckles on various places of face. Feel pissed off that skin is so impure/marked even though its basically nothing. Hate aging.
The age of science has failed to explain our universe in rational terms. Consequently the power of magic has gradually emerged from our conscious minds to fathom the unfathomable. Our most distinguished scientists reluctantly admit, that mankind is nothing but some billion creatures, sitting on a piece of solar driftwood floating in space. Magic is the art of influencing the cause of events by the intervention of spiritual forces or some other occult device. According to Arthur C. Clarke, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Early civilization often mistook the unexplainable world around them to be magic. Rupert Sheldrake in his book "Seven experiments that could change the world" has stated that scientist's attitude toward their experiments affect the results of their experiments. There is no such thing as a definite fact in science and therefore the irrationality of magic plays an important part in our rational world. Werner Heisenberg, the leading 20th century physicist has stated, that mass is a physical interpretation of energy. Religious organizations have understood the power of magic; and therefore monopolized the interpretation of the supernatural to control the human mind. The universe as a whole is beyond explanation. Only at the end of the 20th century the roman catholic church admitted, that the great visionary Galileo Galilei was, in fact, correct.
The second millennium has come to an end.
Scientists have to admit that the universe is magic.
F1 opened this weekend, Verstappen was winning throughout nearly the entire thing, beat Hamilton fair and square, despite Hamilton consistently leaving the track on one turn without any repercussions for the entire race. Then in the last few laps he overtakes him, and GIVES THE POSITION BACK after he was told to do so on the radio.
As if there was any fucking doubt that the entire fucking thing is fixed to have Hamilton winning.
I can't fucking stand the new age-restriction bullshit they put on youtube, before you just had to login but now? I'm not giving them my fuckin card details just to see every video they randomly tag as "age-locked".
>>423401 >>423397 They are doing it due to that EU regulation where you have to verify you are an adult to see content that could be intended for adults only. I haven't had them asking for my card details yet, but I use a google account that's 15 years old so they probably have not flagged me.
Either way you can use youtube-dl to get around it.
Too many goddamn brats thronging the streets screaming their heads off at our shitty beach just because a little sun is out. Its like avoiding zombies hordes in a post-apocalypse movie just to get to the fuckin shops.
>>423521 You could get around that by transferring your user account to the new machine (I've been doing that since 2003). The real pain in the ass is that online sites force two-factor logins, so now you have to deal with the >hi, we detected you logging in from a new device, we sent an email/SMS to confirm it is really you type of horseshit.
Which you get EVERY FUCKING TIME you use their site if you have a dynamic IP.
>recall an old AMA on reddit from someone who proved they had two functioning penises and weren't afraid to use them >look up 'doubledickdude' >search engine shows a preview row of image results >one is just a scrotum with three balls on a table safe search is on, by the way >it looks like a fucking animal paw Gross but it's fucking funny. Pic attached so you don't have to ask.
>>423546 Maybe. The doubledickdude guy said he had extra pressure on his prostate and needed to ejaculate regularly to avoid fluid buildup and pain, so it's not far-fetched to think extra production would require that too. That of course assumes the extra testicle developed properly and is functional.
>>423553 nah, diamonds are pretty. The issue is their overinflated value and the stupid status associated with them. As gemstones theyre just fine, very sparkly but I generally prefer a bit of colour. Just raping a piece with diamonds is tacky as hell, theyre best use as a crowning or center piece.
I keep forgetting words I'll try to remember a word for a sentence or whatever and despite knowing it will just blank, sometimes maybe remember other words similar to he one I want to remember and becoming fixated on them.
Earlier forgot the word Mormon entirely, tried to remember it and became fixated on the word Muslim instead and could not call to mind the one I wanted. Worry about the health of my brain and my memory.
We need more police. Speaking in a personal country sense with this but they are so undermanned multiple stations have closed. They do nothing about hordes of drunken teens descending on the area because they don't have the officers deployed to actually confront them, just drive a couple of vehicles around the area to dissuade them.
>>423612 It's not necessarily more police we need. Many arrested people are back on the streets with minor misdemeanour or probation or bail, or even something pathetic like a few years (half of which is dropped for "good behaviour"), and then continue to commit crimes. Over here, we have people who actually consider it a mark of adulthood to have been in prison, because everyone in their community has been there. They don't fear prison and police at all.
We need the juries doing their fucking jobs, then the existing police force will have more time to protect and serve instead of chasing the same hood gangsters again and again. That or turn prisons into work camps instead of luxury retreats where criminals get free food and housing and a lot of free time.
I've started occasionally addressing hostile shitposters as feminine ("What did she mean by this?") just to fuck with them, after thinking about how imageboard users tend to assume male by default even if we know women also browse, and it looks like another anon has started doing it too with invading /pol/troons. I wonder if it will catch on.
How badly popular culture and later writers butcher every character and plot detail of the original Dracula novel in their knockoffs or reimaginings is pretty saddening.
There's so many interesting or nuanced details that are utterly warped like a game of Chinese whispers.
In general for vampire fiction fuck anyone who treats vamps as a poor oppressed minority/threatened group that is being bullied by those mean old humans trying to hurt them... 'just' because vampires happen to eat and manipulate people.
>>423743 >did he like... have the parking brake on? That's more or less exactly what he did (they have a system called Brake Magic which changes the behaviour of the brakes for temperature control reasons, and the moron left it on).
>be on comfy slow imageboard basically like this one >suddenly tourist comes along and starts shitting it up with hatebait posts basically like this one It's clear no-one appreciates their crap, which is reassuring, but I suspect one of the regulars will start a fight, making them stick around, and on a small 5-10 person board that really kills the vibe for the month.
>>423964 How do you feel about this? Considering even in the previous one it was just kind of sad. Since not only were they not young men anymore but they were sober so they weren't able to bounce back from the blows they took and weren't able to laugh off the situations.
>>423973 I haven't even seen Jackass related stuff since the early 00s, and even then it was internet downloads of the old CKY movies (some of which were both more infantile and cruel, and mostly shot on handmade cameras, unlike Jackass which was primarily stupid stunts). I've been meaning to watch the last few movies but kept putting it off for no reason. I guess having this one out will be a decent reason - seeing them younger and seeing them now older.
Busted my little toe badly during the night, slammed it into the door frame in the dark to the point it got all swollen and purple. Its only really a problem when I try to put my boot on and go outside but more feelin like a ruddy idiot for managing to damage it that hard.
>>424162 >Its been in season for awhile over here It's in season from spring till early autumn here, but it's in August/September that it becomes the worst. I take hayfever pills for it to block the allergy effects which is good, but when it gets really heavy it makes my nasal fluid darker and sometimes it congeals into small sharp pieces, so if I do as much as scratch my nose, it'll feel like something is piercing it from the inside. I have to blow my nose more often so it doesn't build up. And even though the season is over by early fall, the pollen dust stays in my room and in my system for a month more.
The funny thing is that the place I work at has no ragweed nearby, so it's actually better to be at work.
Whoever christened ragweed as Ambrosia Artemisiifolia was a retard.
If I was the richest man in the world would love to have my own 24/7 medical unit. Just whenever some strange pain or ailment is bugging me would head over to them and get it identified or sorted right out.
For the past few days have had a minor ache in my stomach that won't go away and am somewhat acidy, was also suffering headaches when it started. Leaves me just feeling somewhat drained all the time, don't really want to do anything but lie down.
>>424185 This might have been my encounter with COVID. Pain was all abdominal and didn't touch my lungs but I was out for like ten days and am still recovering to being properly healthy now.
Just having to lie in bed with no energy but entirely conscious of it was terrible, couldn't even sit up and browse the internet the majority of the time because it was as if my abdomen was a lead weight holding down the rest of my body. And not being able to really eat anything sucks as you expect, but after awhile the worse part was not being able to take a shit since there was literally nothing in the tank, taking shits is amazing I realize now and there was times lying there I was wishing for the chance to go to the toilet and take a refreshing shit. Much rather experience a common stomach bug & suffer repeated bouts of diarrhoea in comparison, at least you feel like you are getting rid of some of the rot inside you.
Ate some takeaway and it must have disagreed with me, got caught with violent stomach cramps in the middle of the street at night. Walking along in the dark drenched with sweat as my stomach churned in pain at each footstep desperate not to shit myself. That was a terrifying situation to be in.
Luckily on the verge of disaster managed to come across a restaurant that was still open and they let me use their bathroom, took awhile before I was able to stand again and continue home.
>>424404 It's not that they don't give a shit, it's that they have to include several hours worth of FMVs, and due to nonstop crunch hours, they simply don't have time to optimize things. With AAA games, you are lucky if they are in a playable state at launch - and then they'll get a years worth of updates to make them what they should've been at launch.
>>424731 The two leaders got to the last GP of the season with equal amount of points, so the last race took it all. Then right around the end, one of the weaker players crashed, forcing a safety car, during which every racer had to line up, and no overtaking is allowed. So cars can visit the pit lanes with no penalty, and whatever lead any racer had is gone. Hamilton had a lead which would've been nearly impossible to beat at this time, but he was on used up tires, and Verstappen took the opportunity to change tires to the type with the most grip (but least life expectancy).
However, despite the two racers being on 1st and 2nd place, there were three other cars inbetween them, racers who were more than 1 entire laps behind. So despite the speed advantage, Verstappen had to pass 3 other cars before he could attack Hamilton, and he only had 1 lap to do so.
The twist was that the race judges told the over-lapped players to pass the safety car in advance before the race could restart, so they don't hold back anyone on what is going to be the last lap of the race. So the entire world championship was decided on the VERY LAST LAP of the VERY LAST RACE, from a rolling start with both leaders starting from right next to each other. As you can imagine it was extremely tight.
And honourable mention goes to Perez, Verstappens teammate, who did a titanic battle with Hamilton to hold him back up after he changed tires, so his lead over Verstappen was not unsurmountable.
>>424748 I haven't seen that yet, but I did notice a long ago that for every search I make, about the third result is "(search query) mix" playlist. It sucks that you can't even see the end of videos due to the forced "recommendation"s. I had to put together an adblock filter to get rid of those.
This is going to be a long blog post. I apologize.
Last I posted regularly on plus4 was when names were more popular. I remember Bea the bear, Anonymoose, pablo, tooth, Tiki, Bones, Twister (who I see is still around, hi Twister) and some others. This was like... 7-8 years ago. I was still a lonely college kid. Having names posting made me feel almost like I had friends, i guess these were parasocial relationships but I didn't know that then. I used to post little shitty stick figure blog comics in the SYM thread
Since then, I graduated college. I got into a relationship. I gained a lot of friends, some of which I thought would be friends with forever. I moved out of my parent's house. I got a job. I lived with my partner in a city far from our homes. Some of our friends fucked us over. We got married. My dad died. My mom went crazy and became a teenager and decided she didn't want to be a mom any more. Our friends scattered around, or suddenly had families.
Now my spouse works 12 hour nights and I'm alone 4/7 days of the week, just like when I was in college. I work remote so have no office interactions. I have no friends any more. I am basically a shut in. I used to do /toy/ photography and post it on 4chan. Then I tried doing an insta account but one on insta liked my photos as much as anons on 4chan. Now 4chan's culture is so different from how it used to be and I feel like pic related when I even just look at screencaps from it.
I am back where I was in college only I don't even have my parents around. I don't have 4chan to post on any more because I've moved past it. Instead I have wrinkles and health problems and bills.
I will take my leave of plus4 again. Maybe I'll post again in another 7 years
>>424757 Don't worry, life will eventually find a way. Try to enjoy the little things whenever you can. Drinking a cold beer with some company. Or even just looking at the sunshine when it is a beautiful day outside. Don't let the endless work break down your soul.
If you want to, you can post more here too; we are slower than ever but also more comfier, and most of use feel the same about how disappointing 4chan became. And if that's the only thing to keep you happy, we will still be hear 7 years later so you can post again.
>>424757 Most namefags get bored of the name thing, and just embrace board culture. I mean, I sure did on 4chan Prime, years ago. The only reason I do it here is stubborness and wanting to preserve an ancient tradition.
This is a bitch thing to admit but just got to get it off my chest. My gran who I haven't seen or talked to in a long time (we don't live in the same city anymore) just called me up awhile ago, since its the holidays and all. She was so apologetic and her voice sounded so... weak or small, saying she'd send a cheque soon because she wasn't able to send me anything because of all the troubles that have been happening in the world and she was worried about stuff like my benefits money. I was telling her its fine because don't have any cash trouble and she doesn't need to worry.
I've been feeling really busted up since then. Most of the time I'm what you might call comfortable numb but hearing her voice has got me feeling sad, anxious about her and the future, stuff like that. Not like I'm crying but there's this pressure on my eyes.
>>424894 She's just trying to talk with you again after so long, but she doesn't know how to do so. This is either because she is really missing you, or she is very lonely, or worst case is she is ill. Visit her if you can, or at least do like a video chat or something. If she doesn't have a way to do video chat, then use the money she sent to buy a tablet, set it up with skype or whatever the cool kids use for instant messaging nowadays, and gift it to her when you visit.
Fucking Dentist appointment. Get up and get out there at 9 in the morning and turns out it was cancelled all the way back on January 10th and they didn't inform me. They give me a new appointment and its on the fucking 8th of MARCH. Bastards.
You take them because you are depressed, but the fact they can do shit like cause bloating or make you sexually defunct mean you are going to get worked up anyway from your poor body image and inability to enjoy sex/masturbation.
>>423573 Happened recently. Couldn't remember the word "Phalanx" for the life of me and felt like my brain was cooking in my skull with the effort as it jumped around various words that maybe resembled it.
I'm tired of my old 5.1 speaker set adding a lot of noise and not being able to get high enough volume for movies. I already got some more powerful speakers, but the amp can't crank it up. I'll need to buy a digital AV amplifier. Anyone have any recommendations? I'm trying to go for the Marantz compact units, since they are very small but have plenty enough power for my room.
Why the fuck have so many websites changed their images to a WEBP file format to try and stop you saving them? Even wikis do it, why does a wiki for a popular show care if I save their images of the series to my hard drive for later use?
>>425416 It's because most websites measure their performance via google pagespeed, and pagespeed gives you bonus points for using webp. It doesn't matter if half the stuff pagespeed measures is full bullshit, it still gives an absolute score, which makes it a quantifiable value by upper management. However since NOBODY actually uses webp images, websites use a server plugin that intercepts every access to the file and loads the (cached) webp version, if one does not exist it will generate one on the fly on the first access.
So you open a jpg/png file and the server will 1. check if cached webp exists 2. if one does not exist, convert the original image to webp and copy it to the cache 3. serve the webp file data with webp mime type (even though you opened a jpg/png)
There are browser plugins that will make your browser say "I don't support webp", which will allow you to access the original file. Also because the web is becoming more centralized, if one site or a popular content management system changes its code to use webp, it can affect thousands of communities, for ex. wordpress, wikia, etc.
>>425417 this is complete bullshit, webp is a differently encoded format, not a container for jpg/png.
>>425135 Wasn't he always trying to portray himself as a white man/skeleton wearing SS leather greatcoats? Or at least being a muscular white dude in a tight shirt obscuring his face with bandana, sunglasses and baseball cap?
>>425365 Apparently they might finally be getting divorced over the fallout from the Oscar slapping. Considering the state of their marriage it would be long overdue.
>>425421 Did it actually have any lasting effect at all?
bought a new chair. I was a bit worried since it's pretty expensive, and the last "good" chair I was recommended was pretty uncomfortable. but turns out I worried for no reason, the chair I got is pretty comfy and extremely sturdy. The backrest can be adjusted 90 degrees and the base is stupid strong, you can set it to near flat position and sleep in it without worrying about it tipping over. The armrest is fucking stupid though. But it's removable, so there's that.
>>425508 So I removed the arms but it felt worse without those. My main issue is that every corded device I use will get stuck on the armrests. And all the Bluetooth dongles I tried have issues, they either only work in certain ports of my PC, or have horrible lag, or both. Hell, some aren't even compatible with all games (they make the keybindings go off).
Is it all that common for Russians to think the supernatural is real?
Before this was only something I encountered in all the slavic post-apocalyptic crpgs I play where you will frequently run into nutters in shitholes either threatening you with or being in fear of black magic and witchcraft, with it perhaps being played as ambiguous as to whether there is some truth to it or just mad ravings.
Places have stopped selling single bags of crisps nowadays, everything has started coming in at minimum a "grab bag" which is like a third the size of a party bag of whatever crisps/snacks that are meant to be poured into a bowl and picked at by everyone during a get-together.
People are fat enough, they don't need help by gradually increasing portion-size over time on every shelf. Presumably it is somehow more cost-effective to the companies.
>>425935 I might be wrong but I believe there's a certain economy to it where the small size bags are more economical to manufacture. They have to fill the bags with a certain amount of gas, to prevent the chips from being broken down to powder from the rigors of transportation, the shock they received in the containers and trucks, etc. Larger bags mean much larger amounts of gas have to be used, said gases may be too expensive.
Now I could be wrong about this, but if the raw amount of chips is the same between two 50g bags and a 100g bags, then I can come up with no other legitimate reason as to why 50g bags are becoming more common. Someone would need to know the bill of materials to be able to tell for sure. Also I'd feel pretty silly if I had to try applying the square cube law to bags of potato chips to confirm this theory.
And you can still just buy a can of springles or the local supermarket (lidl, Tesco, etc) cheapo equivalent, to fill up a bowl. It might even work better since the potato chip cans have larger pieces in them, and less broken down small pieces.
Got a junk spam email saying that my computer had been infected by a virus and the expert hacker who did it now has used his complete power over the machine to record me via my webcam wanking to internet porn, with the only way to stop it being broadcast across social media is if I buy bitcoin and send it to their wallet.
His malware must be damm good indeed, since I don't even have a webcam on this machine.
>>426091 That's logically how it works, cast a wide enough net and you'll catch something eventually.
And honestly I've gotten some random spam emails in my junk folder before, this example is just the most amusing because of how eloquent and detailed it is in being threatening. Would be more of a hassle to change my e-mail when they can't even get out of the bin and into the inbox proper.
>>426198 I'm just glad they finally got that telescope up and working. It was an absurdly difficult task and they had to get everything working on first try, because the telescope is so far out that maintaining it is impossible.
The existence of so many galaxies is also incredible, but in my opinion there's so many of them that it is incomprehensible by the human mind. Every square millimetre of the night sky contains billions of galaxies each having potentially billions of star systems. The infrared images also show an order of magnitude more. Still, it makes for extremely impressive imagery. I just wish they could fix that 8-point shimmering effect, it seems to be a characteristic of the Webb telescope specifically.
>>426198 >>426199 It gets even more eerie once you consider the expansion of space, which is faster than the speed of light, in other words, there are starts that even at the speed of light we are physically incapable to reach, not even after traveling a billion of years.
>>426200 On the plus side even if there is anything terrible out there from highly advanced genocidal imperialist alien empires to horrific being that defy comprehension from beyond the stars they are all so far away Humanity will never need to worry about them.
>>425104 People should read more science fiction; that's been a joke for ages. I remember reading a short story where a dad had to suffer through how boring New Disneyland was because he never got the surgical update for the neural implant he got all the way back in college, so none of the ticket vendors or special effects worked for him.
I just found pictures of my dad on Google Maps. He passed away earlier this year and we don't have many photos of him. I wonder if you can email Google to have them release photos without the blurred out face.
I just remembered this place exists. I was Chaplain, but I've had a lot of names a lot of places. It's been, something like 8 years since I've been here and maybe 4 since I really stopped going to imageboards with anything close to regularity. I was watching a youtube video on my break at work and saw a tumblr post from Gentleman Bones of all people being read aloud.
I wish I had some non-shitty stuff to tell people, or stuff I could say I was proud of in all that time, but mostly I've gone from scrambling to survive to leading a boring but stable life and writing smut. And I've found that I don't really like any sort of mass attention. I started writing stories to entertain my friends, posting them to my profile on various furry porn sites for them to read. And people would see them and they'd start showing up on the big thing that meant a few hundred or over a thousand people had read them and hundreds would favorite them and they'd get a handful of comment. And it would make me panic. Like a lot. So I deleted my gallery. Now I just send the stories directly to my friends. They say they like them, but some part of me thinks I could write anything with a sex scene and they'd say how good it was because that's what fetish friends do. You can't really afford to alienate anyone in small communities like that.
I got diagnosed with bipolar disorder and C-PTSD, which isn't a fun combination. I vaguely remember coming here after getting a depression diagnosis and then dropping my medication because it was giving me problems. I also remember a lot of nights spent coming on here after getting beaten into unconsciousness when I was just sixteen or seventeen, crawling from the middle of the dining room floor to my room and posting things here to cheer myself up. A lot of really cool people went here, and I was happy for how positive they'd be to me. Everyone else in my life was a responsibility, my internet friends were a joy. I haven't drawn my little avatar guy in a while, so I'm going to do that now, I think.
MSPaint has changed a lot, but still not a lot, y'know?
It weirds me out people who feel the need to go gawk at the corpses of important people like heads of state. This thought being in regards to the Queen of the UK of course, with thousands of people lining up to observe her coffin as she lies in state.
Just bury or cremate someones remains, there's no need for such drawn out ghoulish theatrics.
>>426752 So funny thing, I also just remembered this place exists. I was going through an old hard drive and found songs I got from here when it used to have a radio. Mad Stan - Volume 4; Red Right Hand; Scissor Sisters - I Can't Decide(for Joker Theme), etc. I don't think I've been here in 8 or 10 years or something but man seeing it immediately put a smile on my face.
>>427185 Hey, your life improved a little, meaning it has improved. Maybe it will improve more.
And there is a benefit to showing your work to more people. You increase the chances of it getting constructive criticism. And it attention scares you, I am afraid you just have to learn to deal with it. Trust me, the pain is worth it.
So, I've been hanging around and decided to come back in amore full capacity. Even gonna namefag, I think. I'm not sure what I have to contribute to this website given that it's less of a chatroom now, but I'll do my best as the aged fool that I am.
I guess something to talk about is that I think I'm gonna do NaNoWriMo this year. I've gotten something started already and I'm more than prepared to fall short.
>>427185 Oh gosh, I fucking loved that radio. My YouTube favorites list was founded on the thing and if I scroll to the bottom there's still some songs there. Including I Can't Decide and Start Wearing Purple by Gorgol Bordello.
>>427199 The only people who have given me constructive criticism are the ones who I'm sending stories too now. My favorite bit has been that generally speaking, people read around 100 words a minute, so sex scenes around 1500 to 2000 words are ideal, depending on the foreplay leading up to it. And it worked. The best I ever hear from internet strangers essentially amounts to "it would be better if you went deeper into my fetish and forsook everything else in the story." Which is a take, I guess.
And my life is far better than it was, it just isn't what most would consider a good one. I guess I'll post about that stuff later.
Just have the AI use a robot body to sex someone in meatspace while at the same time inserting a flagrantly dick-like cyberjack into their dataport so the the digital lifeform can bang their decker avatar in cyberspace at the same time.
>>427600 Yeah, I feel the same way about the 4th of July. Fireworks are a bizarre sort of garishness that we should probably look to abandoning for a lot of things. They do a lot of harm to a lot of things for just a momentary, completely artificial awe and the thrill of loud noise and bright light. And there are better ways of doing that, like concerts or parades or stuff.
>>427602 Well, someone needs to win this fucking money so I can go back to being able to clean my workplaces bathrooms instead of standing in one spot to sell lotto tickets.
The AVR I got started acting up today. Randomly after some time it just cuts off all sound and replaces it with occasional low frequency chirping. If I turn it off then on, it works as normal but does this again in seconds. If I turn it off for longer, it will take longer for the issue to start again.
I put small heatsinks on the HDMI board ICs, that seems to have lengthened the time it can stay on (so it's most likely an overheating issue), but it still turns the sound off eventually.
Done a full factory reset after that, if that still doesn't work, I'll try adding a mini fan, and if that still isn't enough, I'll have to get a new AVR. fuck. So many things managed to break in my home this year, it's getting annoying.
Holy shit I'm fucked up today. My Roommate has a bad cold and thinking I'm sick as well. Thought it was 9 in the evening but it seems to be 9 in the morning, I'm sure I've slept at some point but don't know when or for how long, eaten some meals but now I'm confused on how much. Live a pretty orderly structured day to day life and this has left me dumbly floating in space.
>>427760 I had something similar happen to me with an old fangame, could only remember vague details and not even the name. But eventually someone else online knew what I was talking about and brought the details to light, was more satisfying than a dozen orgasms.
>>427760 For the many years, Years, since I was a teenager and heard a song on a CD at a friend's house, it has been playing on and off again in my head. It's just a handful of snippets now.
Something about a kid plucking a bouquet of dandelions and rings of yellow light in his mother's eyes. Just a recurring theme of yellow or golden rings and it's stuck with me like I'm the most untouchable hedgehog the world has ever seen. Every couple years I search for it and I must accept I'll never find it, but I'll search anyway.
Eh, it's frustrating to see the apparent death of creativity on many imageboards. I mean, I don't need to convince most of the people here who witnessed firsthand the drawfag communities, but even just greentext culture where people would tell funny stories, or even making original reaction images. Now it's covered in politics-jerks and people taking everything too seriously.
Then again, I could just be on a few bad imageboards that coincidentally are the only ones with the particular boards I'm interested in.
>>427870 I've a feeling that the politics thing is specifically fanned by people who are unable to talk about anything else. Take twitter for example, once Elon booted the content moderation team, the algorithm started taking over and for example in Japan the most trending hashtag changed from politics to mecha and video games.
Of course it's also a self-feeding cycle now, since every goddamn show or music has some political agenda in it. For example, over here all diapers have black or half-black babies on them.
Asshole neighbours woke me up AGAIN by shouting, bitching at each other and having a fight.
Anyone has any recommendations for heavy metal I can blast all day long to drown out the noise and hopefully annoy them in the process? Preferably something Christmas themed, I only have the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas albums.
Just happened to look down and notice the back-thigh area of my sweatpants are all rough and bobbled. Goddamn fat thighs are making them wear through. Boots are pretty worn out too and could probably do with being replaced. I hate clothes, wish I didn't have to buy them, wish just had one indestructible set could wear every day.
I may have fucked my own cousin thanks to being the grandson of a playboy. Shit sucks because we really like each other and were hitting it off nicely. I hate living in a shitheel town in the middle of nowhere.
>>428175 I'm old fashioned, so if I'm starting a serious relationship, the idea is that its all heading for wedding and babies. And if I'm fucking ya; I'm wanting you to have my kids.
>>428179 Definitely blood related if true. Her mostly absentee grandfather drove a Ford that suspiciously had the exact weird flaws as mine, along with the same wheezing laugh. I already have 4 confirmed half-uncles and 2-half aunts, so it's not beyond the realm to think she might be the daughter of a 5th half-uncle.
When you said "my own cousin", I was thinking you meant a first cousin.
>>428183 >the daughter of a 5th half-uncle. Yeah look I'm gonna need a graph, because that sounds like harmless-tier semantics, but it's also good to check we're not talking monarchy tier convergence here with multiple generations of inter-breeding. see: co-efficient of inbreeding. An immediate relative is [typically] 25% (1/4) chance of identical alleles, while a half-uncle or cousin is already down to 6.25% (1/16), apparently a fifth-cousin is 0.78% (1/128). I can't find meaningful human statistics but it looks like for dogs and cattle they aim for less than 5% so I think it's probably just semantics. You're not even close to potentially screwing a first-cousin, I'd call anything beyond a second-cousin a fun fact.
>>428184 Always remember: websites are international and laws differ. /+co/mrade should check their jurisdiction but this is a bird's-eye overview: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibited_degree_of_kinship
>>428222 no, it's for automatic syndication of anything. 4chan and plus4chan has it too. In the case of Ebay, it was so whenever a new listing is put up for whatever keywords you saved, it would show up on your rss feed on the next check. So you automatically knew if there was anything for sale you might have been looking for. I found a ton of good stuff that way.
Damn, think my roommates cold has gotten into me. Throat is tickly and I'm getting a little throat-clearing cough happening. Shouldn't be as bad as it is for him since he takes shit care of himself, but still its an unwelcome bitch. Wonder if I still have one of those facemasks left over somewhere.
>>428242 The sore head is probably the fever (did your temperature go up?). That's the first to come and the first to go. Make sure you drink lot of fluids and eat plenty of fruit or other source of vitamins. Also, cover yourself up a lot so you are sweating. I usually drink hot tea since it's both a lot of fluids and it heats your body up. If your lose your appetite, drink a little fruit brandy, preferably clear ones with no extra spices and high ABV (38-60%, or 80-120 US proof). It will help both with your appetite and with your sore head, but don't overdo it, no more than 30-50cl (about 1-2 ounces).
>>428248 >>428240 Okay I've partly recovered but now my throat is giving me problems that weren't happening before. Whenever I wake up after a (still irregular and random) period of sleeping my throat is dried out and raw like I was just gargling shards of glass. And trying to leave the house even as far as the local newsagents to pick up a few things is painful because of breathing in the very cold air through my nose and throat.
Recently remembered that a meteroid was once filmed flying through Earth's atmosphere and escaping without exploding many years ago. Made me wonder whether or not it was capable of picking up any bacteria in our atmosphere to contaminate other worlds with, maybe like Mars, Europa, Titan, etc. Old idea, but such bolides could potentially introduce extraterrestrial infectious agents into our biosphere.
Also found out recently that there's apparently some sort of difference between asteroids and meteoroids. Or something. I think.
Had a strange dream this morning. Started off with neat imagery set in a residential complex with some sort of indoor, partially-underground, warehouse-sized shared cafeteria+dining room type of thing with an elevator leading up to an above-ground public park or whatever. Then it got a bit weirder as some sort of "plot" got thrown in involving some short, (somewhat) chubby-looking blond or redheaded woman masquerading as a red butterfly masquerading as Annunaki using a sort of Scarecrow-tier mind control gas to start "Girl World War 3". So it started off kinda' neat, then it got weird, creepy, and scary, and then it got kinda' hot when I saw this femme fatale -type cutie in a tight, beige jumpsuit with big tits.
christ, clearing out my roommates hoarder bit of a room. at first it was alright, things were being achieved and thrown out. BUT THEN we reached the wall, outer wall, and the damp has moulded the shit out of that wallpaper, its like Last of Us, things I'm pulling away from there are so wet, havent even cleared away the entire junk area next to the whole wall so I can bleach the shit out of it yet.
>>428495 He spends almost all his fucking time in the room, I told him it was happening in gentle terms. The damp and wall mold goes all along behind his oversized bed, can't shift it or get in behind it, no longer a task I can do myself so called his parents in, they'll show up tomorrow.
>>428497 To be honest we do live somewhere where damp is an issue, it happening on an exterior wall of the house. But hopefully this will serve as a goddamn wakeup call for the future so he's less of a mess.
>>428311 I mean, yeah, your medical industry is literally mass-murderous when it comes to artificial scarcity, but even the concept of caring about money when you should get a basic checkup or emergency treatment is terrifying.
The fact that burgers visiting here try to stop people calling state emergency services when they have grievous bodily injury because they think it will cost money really puts in perspective how psychologically traumatized everyone must be, having normalized this death cult.
>>428541 >Oh yuck. Was there an event that catalyzed the cleanup? His room was packed with junk, took up most of the floor space, needed to be done eventually. Filth was expected but all the mold was a surprise.
Ugh, feel sick. Got a letter for jury duty, going to get an exlusion for it like I did before due to my mental illness. But keep getting a run around, called friday need to call back monday, call monday say they'll get back to me in two working days, its tuesday now but receptionist calls to say I need to call the doctors office instead first thing tomorrow morning, feels like a bunch of needles getting pushed into my brain.
>>428720 If you're implicitly asking why they drag unwilling people into it, that's how sortition as a method of democracy works. If they just took volunteers, Like Mr. Twr hinted at, I predict it would end up close to the shitty landscape that is federal politicians. At least this way you get rid of a few biases.
>>428744 Elephants are terrible in warfare. Not only are they expensive to take care of but they are too smart to throw away their lives on the battlefield, they are more likely to trample their way through your men to escape when threatened than attack the enemy.
I'm wondering if it would make sense to grow a layer of a would-be brain-computer interface user's tissue around an interface chip. The idea here being that if you can keep the lab grown flesh alive while in contact with the chip, that would be a useful step before actually implanting in the user's body, while also providing something of a buffer when implanting does occur.
WW2 is literally the religion of russia. The actual local church sect there is just another tool to glorify the Great Patriotic War myth on behalf of those in charge.
It goes beyond just a state calling back to events of the past, every part of their identity eventually boils down to what happened in WW2 (but only the tail-end where they fought Germany, not the earlier part).
It hurts the mind to actually stop and take a serious look at it all.
>>428860 It isn't just a myth though, they lost 20+ million people in it, and only reason they didn't lose everything was because they threw waves of human flesh at the nazis until they ran out of ammo. Besides, isn't NAZIS ARE EVIL and REMEMBER THE HOLOCAUST basically the modern religion of the western world too?
*WW2 starts with the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact leading to the Nazis and Soviets attacking Poland together, then 2 years of the SU happily delivering raw material to Germany while their armed forces conquer Western Europe before Hitler backstab Stalin (who planned a backstabbing of his own but got outsmarted). *The “Great Patriotic War” instead begins with an unjustified assault by evil fascist world-ending Nazis on peaceful heroic anti-nazi and anti-fascist world-saviour Soviet Union, who win entirely by themselves, thereby saving the world and earning a carte blanche for everything they will ever do in the future (this obviously extends to Russia).
The Great Patriotic War; a lionized and heavily fictional retelling of the World War everyone else recalls, used by the overseers to bend the minds of their serfs through continuous repetition.
Russia is also careful not to mention the massive amounts of materials and armaments they received from the West through programs such as Lend-Lease which allowed them to successfully fight the war after switching sides, since it would poke a hole in the ‘Russia Strongest’ rhetoric.
>>428879 Only capable of yelling insults or taking what others say and improperly trying to flip it around. If you didn't keep trying to squash it then would have already been forgotten and fizzled out like every other random thought brought up in this thread. But if you're gonna be like that then this isn't even politics related but a topic of history and culture stemming from it.
Its apparently canon in the new street fighter that Ken is a crypto-bro. Just before his downfall into becoming a wanted terrorist hobo living in more squalor than Ryu ever did. Where before this was revealed people were already making jokes that the reason he is poor and living rough now is he lost all his fortune investing into crypto/NFTs.
Just reminds me what a laughingstock that whole craze is/was.
>>428913 I instead say consider not using YouTube at all. > Alternate front-end through Tor :DDD when necessary (invidious sites, protip: only some are proxying sites) > yt-dlp / mpv / NewPipe / etc. for regular watching
>>429125 It can, possibly, be a dependency of something you actually did sign up for, and they created an account on your behalf..... actually no, I just looked it up, it's a crypto wallet and probably a scam. Even if you do have a crypto wallet with them, don't use a link in that email.
>>429238 Speaking of which, I resent the fact that boorus only really found serious use in the drawn porn communities, and how so many of them are poorly tagged (the whole concept of a booru relies on good tagging) There are approximately two boorus I know of where you can reliably filter out all male characters, and they're both furry porn boorus. Apparently furries and engineers are a thing, you know? They understand standards.
AAAA who the hell translates crap into English and why do they all suck? >adding letters that aren't pronounced at all >its pronounced like a 'h' but fuck it jalapeño >spelling syllables pronounced as "sh" as "ch" >Beijing? Oh no let's write "Peking" How does someone fuck it up this hard? Even if it's your fifth language this is just dumb and it's so pervasive. English sucks enough already.
>>429241 Furries and anime fans used to deal with it being SUPER HARD to get the things you like. So, they had to learn how 2 Internet, to create wikis and databases where you will put info about where to get that show you heard about, and tag everything CORRECTLY, so other people could find it too. Am I at least partly correct here?
>>429280 Sounds likely, I can't say for sure, I also suspect a part of it is due to a bigger sense of a community and care. And maybe even the nerd/STEM/obessiveness stereotypes play a role in more people wanting things correctly organized.
Sports fishing is fucked up, its like a less brutal fox hunting.
No legitimately, if you are catching a fish to eat that's practical but if you're catching multiple to simply throw back that's fucked. Driving a spike through its face to then yank it out of the water where it will be suffocating as you piss around fondling it and taking measurements for what, your own ego?