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No.430333
Speak Your Mind 2: SON OF SPEAK YOUR MINDAnonymous
Replies:>>431217
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!!Speak Your Mind!!
A thread where you can just get anything off your head either to vent or randomly think out-loud.

Was one of our more popular threads >>422927 and could do with a sequel.
No.430334
Anonymous
Have less than pure reasons for reviving SYM, have a friend in hospital.

She's a homeless beggar who recently has been plying her trade in my area outside a local supermarket, with her dog (staffie-mix) who is adorable and incredibly friendly.
Got talking and befriended them after passing multiple times on my daily walk and playing with the dog.

She's got serious problems with her lungs and she's been in-and-out of hospital. Kept discharging herself due to a fear of being in hospitals and some other reasons.
Recent weather has been really wet and colder which has been detrimental, got a wakeup call and now is more serious about staying in this time (with my insistent nagging to be honest).
Also trying to get her to give up the ciggies, since its obviously not ideal when you have a serious health issue concerning your lungs, but addiction to a 'legal' drug is hard to break (honestly just lucky she isn't hooked on anything harder).

Dog's staying with an old friend of hers at the moment (getting flea treated).
No.430350
Anonymous
Feel like I've been tossing away too much money recently. Most recently in that I forgot a big block of cheese in one of my shopping bags left in the house instead of putting it in the refrigerator and only found it again after it got majorly funky.
No.430373
Anonymous
Why no one post anymore (except twister)
No.430379
Anonymous
>>430373
We just don't have anything to say right now.
No.430380
Anonymous
Replies:>>430404
>>430373
I'm waiting for the centralized internet to collapse.
No.430404
Anonymous
Replies:>>430690
>>430380
Is that like centralized banking collapsing
No.430410
Mister Twister
>>430373
I dunno (lol).
No.430417
Anonymous
Replies:>>430690
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The only part of the website that could really be described as active is /tnt/, being a refuge of people who were persecuted in the homeland of 4chan and fled to new lands.

But said immigrants don't really mix with the place they have moved to and keep to their own community, with their own strange smelling memes and cuhrazy vernacular.
No.430436
Anonymous
Drugs are bad
Don't do drugs
M'kay
No.430447
Anonymous
Replies:>>430448
Got a fucking mouse running about my room and can't catch the little bastard.
No.430448
Mister Twister
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>>430447
Here, use this!
No.430480
Anonymous
People are stupid. All of you stop being so stupid for just one day at least.
No.430501
Anonymous
Replies:>>430502
Google seems to have done away with page numbers on my end, it just shows the mobile-like "infinite load" where it extends the page as you scroll down.

Also on every search it says it got several hundreds of thousands / millions of results, then after ~50 or so it just says no more results.
No.430502
Mister Twister
>>430501
Infinite load is awful, and aimed at lower IQ/no attention span people.
No.430531
Anonymous
Replies:>>430532
My new speakers arrived today. Time to annoy the neighbors!
Unfortunately I can still tell apart whether I'm listening to stuff with or without the (old, toy tier) subwoofer. However now it's exclusively on extremely low frequencies. And the new speakers still need a few weeks to be tuned in, and I haven't even tried playing with the equalizer yet.

It seems the hard limit now is not so much the speakers but my rooms acoustics. I'm seriously considering moving some furniture around.
No.430532
Mister Twister
Replies:>>430533
>>430531
Preemptive F for when your neighbors murder you.
No.430533
Anonymous
>>430532
My neighbors are busy shouting about each others whore of a mother, and that's just when they are not slapping each other basically from 4 AM to 20 PM non stop, for 10+ years now. Why do you think I got those new speakers to begin with? I admit I want to listen to C64 chiptunes at 100W power, but after so many years, this is fast becoming SECONDARY.

If this still doesn't work, I'm gonna have to buy a 15 and 3/4 inch subwoofer and nail it to the ceiling with the speaker pointing up, so it makes their parquet wave around like piano keys do during Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.
No.430554
Anonymous
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We've entered the dark cyberpunk future already

It's just alot less cool and lacking in neon than we envisioned it to be
No.430558
Mister Twister
>>430554
Glad more people realize it.
No.430568
Anonymous
Replies:>>430570
>>430554
Is this a drone?
No.430570
Anonymous
>>430568
It is Progress
No.430619
Anonymous
Replies:>>430622
I want to vent the growing frustration and aggravation I feel at this time through violent action.
No.430622
Mister Twister
Replies:>>430624
>>430619
Will you kill communists or nazis, anon? Remember, it is scientifically proven these are the only 2 sides.
No.430624
Anonymous
>>430622
You don't have to reply to every post mister twister, especially with attempts at humor that shit.
No.430628
Mister Twister
Replies:>>430631
>>430624
I deeply apologize for not asking for your permission.
No.430631
Anonymous
No.430675
Anonymous
my forehead is so high behind my hair now im old

it makes me sad
No.430679
Anonymous
Nowadays I just seem to coast around wasting time doing nothing, the only thing I'm looking forwards to is having the next meal of the day.

This seriously hampers my productivity, plus it doesn't do good for my stomach either.
No.430690
Anonymous
Replies:>>430691
Something that I've noticed about myself is that the more I browse imageboard the more aware I'm of my own hobbies or the thing I like, but at the same time the more aware I'm of how uniform everything it is; most imageboards are goddawfully slow and most of its content is just reposted from other places.
The worst part is that the imageboard space hasn't really changed, it's ME the one who changed during the last couple of years. Maybe I just need a hobby outside internet circles, Idk, November trend to be a depressing month for me.
>>430404
Not exactly. With Facebook, Google and Microsoft bleeding money and users a lot of people are waiting for them to collapse. I seriously fucking want 4chan to close already so all the other imageboards I browse would get the refugees and with some luck only the decent people would stay.
>>430417
Yeah, it's weird. I mean, I often see that on 8chan but here is basically /co/'s bunker, someone would expect they would browse the rest of the page and post since we all come from the same place but they stay on their little board having fun. Not complaining tho, at least I'm glad they have a place outside 4chan's staff hand.
Something similar happens with the sonic storytime thread, that's pretty much the only active thread on our /co/
No.430691
Anonymous
Replies:>>430694
>>430690
>most of its content is just reposted from other places.

This was also true for 4chan when it was still good. The official /b/ keyboard had only the keys F5, Ctrl, C, and V.
No.430694
Anonymous
Replies:>>430695
>>430691
I know, originally I thought It was a generational issue, that old internet used to be more honest and original but over the years I've come to the realization that it always has been like that and the recent AI generated spam is just a logical continuation of an already constant internet issue; something that I find quite depressing, honestly.
No.430695
Mister Twister
Replies:>>430696
>>430694
I would take braindead people spamming the same shit over dealing with bots.
No.430696
Anonymous
>>430695
Idk dude, soyjak spammers are so braindead they could be a bot at this point. They aren't not really differeny from someone with a chat gpt bootleg api and a python script.
No.430698
Anonymous
Another thing that I've noticed is that the more I browse imageboards the more repetitive I feel the discussion. I trend to think way more frequently "yes we've had this same discussion two months ago, now you are going to whim about the jews for the next three hours" and I just stop replying to the thread instead of following it.
No.430741
Anonymous
Replies:>>430744
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Just in case you ever feel clumsy. NASA astronauts managed to lose a tool kit in outer space while fixing up the International Space Station.
No.430744
Anonymous
Replies:>>430745
>>430741
Is it orbiting around earth or is it falling down?
No.430745
Anonymous
>>430744
It's on a decaying orbit, so it will eventually burn up in the atmosphere.
No.430777
Anonymous
Replies:>>430778
Yesterday, the unix timestamp reached 1.7 billion. The filenames on 4chan will now start with 17000~.
The next change to 1.8 billion will happen in 2027 January 15.
No.430778
Anonymous
Replies:>>430786
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>>430777
also, reminder that the unix timestamp will reach the maximum 32bit unsigned value by 2038 January 19, and will roll over to 1901 on old servers. This will be a problem similar in magnitude to Y2K, but since it is more technical and therefore harder to explain to laymen, it will undoubtedly create more issues.

We have 14 years and 2 months until then.
No.430786
Anonymous
>>430778
Only 14 years? cool, I would be alive (and probably still browsing imageboards) by then
No.430827
Anonymous
Why do some people seem to just be punching bags for Life?
Like if they were fictional characters people would say the random chance misery constantly being inflicted on them even outside of their own poor decisions was ridiculously contrived and over the top in how mean spirted it was.
No.430839
Anonymous
Replies:>>430840
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>>430554
These drone videos can be chilling or goofy as all hell.
No.430840
Mister Twister
>>430839
Apparently war turns boys into real men. Yes! Punch those bombs with your fist, young warrior! Surely you will surv-
No.430872
Mister Twister
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If you are not participating in the /co/ Secret Santa, you are a wrong.
No.430877
Mister Twister
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Theme for the snowflakes effect.
No.430905
Anonymous
Just not into the Christmas mood this year. My job absolutely sucks, my grandmother is on her way out health-wise, first full year without any dogs (the last one died last year), disabled without any prospect of girlfriend, all of my friends have long since left the local area...

I don't even bother to watch the news anymore. Oh, someone is bombing someone else at the moment? That's nice. Did someone make a great catch in this sport in that game? That's nice. Is there a new variant of Covid floating around? Yup, right on schedule.
No.430906
Anonymous
Replies:>>430911
>>430905
Not to make this a race, but I had sinusitis for two weeks which is now gone but left me jaw cramps on the way out. I can barely open or close my mouth without pain, and it makes it very painful to eat anything since both opening my mouth and chewing food is painful.

So at least you are in good health. As for the rest, take a long walk and enjoy the winter scenery; the foggy distance, the snow or the rain whichever you have. Best case scenario you might meet someone, worst case you at least moved those old bones.
No.430907
Anonymous
Replies:>>430911
>>430905
Same. My aunt got cancer, my gandmother got her visa rejected so she won't be able to visit her grandsons living on USA and her health is deteriorating and my dad cheated on my mom and they are divorcing soon.
I'm trying to focus my mind on christmas related projects and on my own hobbies buy I'm still fucking tired. I want this shitty month to end so I can finally rest.
No.430908
Mister Twister
Replies:>>430911
>>430905
I suggest doing anything in your power to move to a new town/state. You might not think where you live matters, but it does even if you don't automatically get new friends. Also if your old friends do not try to keep in touch, they are """friends""".
No.430909
Anonymous
Replies:>>430911
Season of misery huh?
I've just got a cold. Head hurts, body hurts, so cold.
No.430911
Anonymous
>>430906
Sry about the jaw problem. I take it you went to docs / dentist about it?

>>430907
One of the few nice things about this month is, traditionally, the time between Xmas and New Year's when the office empties out. Nowadays, the office is always empty thanks to remote "work" (don't even get me started on that stupid trend). I'm half-tempted to just bring in my laptop and goof off for a few hours but I know that's wrong.

>>430908
I dunno about moving. Still have a lot of family in the area and I've seen the pitfalls in other parts of the world. Wherever you go, there's always crap to deal with. As the saying goes, the grass is always greener over the septic tank.

>>430909
Sry about the cold. I know Covid is a sensitive topic but make sure it ain't that. At the very least, I've never stopped wearing a mask. People keep pretending that it's over but I get to see the hospital admissions and, I can tell you, it never ended. If anything, it's been ramping up again.
No.430916
Anonymous
Roommate saw a fuckin mouse in the kitchen.
Mum dropped off some mousetraps last time we saw one, but not quite sure how to set them. They aren't they traditional sort and are all metal, seem really sensitive.
No.430918
Anonymous
Replies:>>430923
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India's caste system is incredibly fucked up and still influences the country to this day, feels like it gets utterly glossed over when people talk about the nation.

Concepts like racism or classism can be seen anywhere but this is like roiding it up hardcore for your society.
No.430923
Mister Twister
>>430918
As long as you believe you will be punished by forces 1,000,000,000,000,000 stronger than you in the next life, you will do ANYTHING to avoid divine punishment. If all you have to do is accept your lot in life, and never asked for better treatment, then that is what you'll do.
No.430928
Anonymous
Replies:>>430929
A system where corruption is seen as part of the salary inevitably leads to rot and ruin.
No.430929
Mister Twister
Replies:>>430930
>>430928
A system where people are born with souls with different % of badness right at the start, will never lead to a perfect society.
No.430930
Anonymous
Replies:>>430934
>>430929
Souls aren't real tho
No.430934
Mister Twister
>>430930
Neither are birds.
No.430970
Anonymous
My neck has been bothering me for weeks seemingly after I slept on someones floor, is this what being old is?
I'm in my 30s, is my body already giving out on me?
No.430977
Anonymous
Replies:>>430985
Happy new year, everyone.

Here's hoping it will be better than the last one.
No.430985
Anonymous
>>430977
Had a dozen ironically depressing ideas of what to post in response, but hell with it.
Yes anon, let us hope things will be better.
No.430994
Anonymous
How do people deal with overly long nose hairs?

I just yank them out with my fingers after happening to notice them from touching my nose
No.430997
Mister Twister
>>430994
Thankfully, I am not so old they get real long. When I do get that old, I will adopt your method.
No.430998
Anonymous
>>430994
I just tank them out too
No.431035
Anonymous
Replies:>>431081
A bunch of dogs have been barking around my place for an hour now. Goddamnit, I have work to do, and this is making it difficult to think.
No.431081
Anonymous
>>431035
I pet a big fat Bull Terrier on the way home today, it was so excited to see me since I had met it long ago. Wedged its face between my knees as I leaned down petting it.
No.431217
Anonymous
>>430333
It's kind of sad that normalfags are using the term "normies" now that I'm seeing on social media. I think sometimes they just go with what they think sounds cool and makes them feel special for vidya games even with games now pandering to the alphabet queers who will cancel you for wrong think.
No.431236
Anonymous
Replies:>>431237
My health seems to have taken a step for the worse, on top of trigeminal neuralgia I also got a busted tooth that may need root canal treatment, and my eyes have gotten so much worse (which explains why I have to view every website with a high zoom).
This year won't be cheap.
No.431237
Anonymous
>>431236
Sorry to hear that anon, can only hope that things get better for you
No.431255
Anonymous
Replies:>>431269
The world would be a better place if all drug peddlers and drug addicts were killed off.
No.431269
Anonymous
Replies:>>431300
>>431255
Not pimps and pedophiles. Drugs are the problem.
No.431300
Anonymous
>>431269
Pimps are often drug peddlers, especially when they get their sex slaves hooked on drugs as a method of control.
No.431379
Anonymous
Struck by diarrhea while walking along the street tonight, its something of a real shock because its been so long since I've previously been afflicted with it.

Luckily was near a bar when it first happened so was able to use their toilets, but even after it relented enough to leave my guts were coiling on me all the way home.
thankful not to have had a disaster occour, especially when got nearer home and it felt like the bombbay doors were opening.
No.431382
Anonymous
I saw a guinea pig the other day.

Or maybe it was a squirrel.
No.431383
Anonymous
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Happy Mojoday!
No.431411
Anonymous
Bought a big east egg that was on sale and after chowing down on part of it feel sick. Why am I fucking stupid, its not like they are even that good to begin with, basically just wasted money and health all in one package.
No.431463
Anonymous
Replies:>>431477
Gone through some stressful circumstances recently, has left me with urges to hurt myself or others.
Of course I don't WANT to hurt anyone so I don't, but its bothering me. Also my sleep is pretty fucked because of the previously mentioned stressful times.
No.431469
Anonymous
Replies:>>431477
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this

this hits me in the feels

all of them
No.431477
Anonymous
>>431463
Do you make exercise? Whenever I want to burn steam I run for a while.
>>431469
Would you mind explaining it? I don't get it.
No.431483
Anonymous
Replies:>>431493
do you own a pornograph
No.431492
Anonymous
Replies:>>431493
I’ve seen things you’d never believe!
No.431493
Anonymous
>>431483
I do
>>431492
What have you seen?
No.431501
Anonymous
Youtube's new style is fucking horrible.
You can use this in ublock to get rid of it mostly:
youtube.com##+js(set, yt.config_.EXPERIMENT_FLAGS.kevlar_watch_grid, false)
No.431502
Mister Twister
Replies:>>431513
>>431501
I will just wait till the Greasemonkey script updates.
No.431513
Anonymous
>>431501
>>431502
I only use freetube nowadays. The only issue is that the autoplayer often ends looping if you play music, aside from that it's pretty cool.
I should look for a good YT client for phone, I used to play my music from Brave but it seems it no longer keeps playing it on the background.
No.431601
Anonymous
Replies:>>431604
Steam forums can be absolute shitholes, you get the same crazies there as you do the likes of Twitter.
No.431604
Mister Twister
Replies:>>431605
>>431601
I used Steam only a little, never bothered to check if there are forums. Are you called an evil hitler satan if you accidentally slightly offend someone?
No.431605
Anonymous
>>431604
It can be crying about social injustice or it can be spamming endless threads decrying everything as woke and demanding everyone boycott the game. depends on which brand of nutter has had their feelings hurt by something inconsequential at the time.
Course some are sincere while others are just shitposting, anyone who sets their profile to Private and starts them is probably doing it for that purpose.
No.431608
Anonymous
Replies:>>431609
There's so many worthless fucking people in the world, trying to reach down and help them is a wasted effort that will only dimish you.
No.431609
Mister Twister
>>431608
Unless life has lied to me, in my experience is a minority, albeit a very annoying one. The kind of people who always while and complain, and when you offer them a solution, they look at you like you just have declared a war on them.
No.431633
Anonymous
Replies:>>431634
Why does every fucking website at some point feel the need to change its layout to something that is a hundred times worse, both visually and in function?
No.431634
Anonymous
Replies:>>431639
>>431633
Because managers have taken over tech businesses, and they get their panties in a twist if you want to try something new and exciting. Refining the working formula is just not as exciting, financially speaking.
No.431639
Mister Twister
>>431634
I always thought it was about justifying keeping a website designer hired and paid.
No.431640
Anonymous
Replies:>>431641
>>431639
No, it affects all software, not just websites. Windows got so many half-complete redesigns in the past 20 years that there are barely any Microsoft apps that use the same UI (the administrative templates use win98 styles even today). This is for the same reason - something brand new is easier to market and sell than "we improved the same thing".
No.431641
Mister Twister
>>431640
I was referring to website updates, those are "free" and not sold to you.
No.431752
Anonymous
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Just found out about Nick Rekieta's complete fucking breakdown at life.

He was just this internet lawyer youtuber who commented on e-celebrity cases, saw a couple of his videos in the past about Maddox and was something my friend watched.
Now he's spiraled into a alcohol/drug addict thats been arrested for drug/firearms possession (and his wife fucks around? Maybe like a swinger thing)

Its weird suddenly encountering this sort of tragedy/scandel about individuals you were previously aware of and seemed so upright.
No.431786
Anonymous
Replies:>>431788
I hate cosmic horror video games where you fight and kill monsters all the way through then the ending is suddenly "You Die/Go Insane/Go Insane and Kill Yourself".
So fucking lame.
No.431788
Anonymous
>>431786
Examples of this?
No.431920
Anonymous
>>431639
That's the reason for so many managers in various businesses, who feel like they HAVE to make changes to any project they happen across no matter how fucking stupid and pointless. They are completly fucking unneccesery but they exist sucking up money and oxygen and feeling the need to justify their cancerous existance.
Also the reason 'Consultants' exist as an industry.

Fuck the World! fuck the Corporate World!
No.431932
Mister Twister
Replies:>>431944
>>431920
Basically, at least half of all managers are useless. They want to be in power, but not have TOO high in power (then people actually depend on you, and might rise up against you with intent to murder). Basically, those people want to be the royal consultant, but never the king.
No.431944
Anonymous
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>>431932
Power without responsibility.

>>431920
Lots of managers are garbage. Some actually are useful, but it's rare, especially inside big bureaucratic corporates. The main benefit of one is it means workers don't have to deal with the bullshit from above, but it also means they usually won't deal with the bullshit from above, which screws them over.

To get a concrete example about how managers can be a serious problem, look at Richard Feynman's investigation into the Challenger disaster:
>management, who make decisions, claim the chance of catastrophic failure were 1 in 100,000
>workers, who do work and know it intimately, anonymously give answers mostly between 1 in 50 and 1 in 200
>NASA's high-ranking managers revealed startling misunderstandings of elementary concepts, for example, recording the O-rings having a safety factor of 3 when those tests showed they had a safety factor of literally 0; they burned a third of the way through
>engineers working at Morton Thiokol expressed serious concerns about the O-rings prior to launch (spoiler: that's the component that failed)
>managers ignored it
>same pattern of management ignoring concerns in many other areas (except notably software, with rigorous testing procedures, which management were trying to remove since software always passed the tests)
The bottom line is, unless management is designed extremely well (close to, if not impossible in capitalist reality where the profit motive dominates) then it just becomes an abstraction between people who understand their work and the people deciding how it is done.
When I mention capitalism there, it's not with an implication that this problem won't happen without capitalism, because it can and will, but because an economy centred around capital will inherently disincentivize worker control over work, in place of shareholder control
No.431947
Anonymous
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No.431955
Anonymous
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>>431947
No.431961
Anonymous
Replies:>>431967
I hate shaving, its such a fucking hassle. Not really interested in growing a beard or stache. Just feels so nasty when it starts growing out and its an eternal issue to keep on top of.
Why do people go bald on their heads but not on their chins anyway?
No.431967
Mister Twister
>>431961
Because our bodies are imperfect in so many annoying ways. But some bodies are less imperfect than others.

I suggest just trimming, but not clean shaving.
No.431980
Anonymous
I love cowboy movie music. With all the unusual elements like the whistling, the twangs, the wah wah wahs...

Ennio Morricone - Sergio Leone Greatest Western Music of All Time (Remastered HQ Audio)youtube thumb
No.431989
Anonymous
Replies:>>431992
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Internet horror memes are lame and gay, its much better when they are turned into something wholesome.
No.431992
Anonymous
>>431989
I like dogscape, I think it's a fun and very creative creepypasta.
No.431997
Anonymous
Just noticed that one of the workers at the local supermarket is a goth girl. Short, skinny, pale, elaborate hairdo, red lipstick, multiple black necklaces (cross, spikes), pierced ear, tattoo. She's really cute.