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Cyberpunk Music Thread #3

Last hit bump limit. I'll start us off.

Function - Burn
Function - Immolare
Function is cyb as fuck. Strongly recommended.

IVF - Celine
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This is /cult/, the culture board. Culture is defined as the arts and other instances of human intellectual achievement regarded as a whole.

The intended purpose of this board is discussion of culture not relevant on the other boards. In particular, the creation and discussion of media, including music, visuals, and programmatically generated content is encouraged.

Arguments concerning the merit of a culture are inappropriate here.

Peruse the board before making a new thread. If a thread is deemed repetitive, it may be closed with a redirection to the appropriate thread.
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lainchan zeemaps

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Last thread reached bump limit.

>Only OC allowed. If you don't know how to do it, I consider this tutorial a good place to get started: http://paulhertz.net/factory/showcase-2/databending/

to whoever made the flower in pic related, mind if i use it for a shirt?
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Lainchan stickers

This thread is for everyone who wants to create stickers and donate the designs to lainchan for us to sell.

I'll start with a sticker I finished 5 min ago. It should be ready for sale by Monday.
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Lainchan History

I thought it would be a nice idea to put together a history of lainchan for the wiki, but my memory is terrible.

It would be great if people could post details of events they remember, along with dates. I'll try to edit it all into a cohesive whole.

2014/04/20: lainchan begins.
2016/09/08: kalyx sells lainchan to appleman.

Somewhere in between those dates: various ddoses (including the nullchan/sinisterly shenanigans), lainchan moves between a bunch of different hosting providers, boards come and go, related projects (eg lainzine) are founded and take off...
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Bay Area Lains mark 2

>tfw you're drunk in a diner in the tenderloin with nothing to do but soykafpost on lainchan
>also the tenderloin is gentrifying

North bay, south bay, east bay, and SF: post your location and meet up with like minded lains

Pic recycled from the first BAL thread
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Fitness general

This is the only place that seemed like it would /fit/ (ayy)

I've noticed a complete lack of fitness, which is odd considering the topic. So, I decided to create one.

Here's some questions to spark discussion:

* What type of diet should I have for [X]?
* How do I get started?
* Crossfit - Is it a meme or is it legit?
* Why are you interested in getting fit?
* Are you a 1 or a 0?
* How do I go from only doing 3 {pushups, sit ups, etc} to 100 in 2 minutes?
* How do I improve my form?
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Urban Homelessness Done Right

Hey lainchan,

There's been a few homeless threads here over the years and the last one met an early death just before the board shuffle. As I became homeless again recently I thought I'd post everything I know. Since 2012 I've been homeless for about three years in total. One of those working and saving tons of cash, about a year and a half travelling and spending that cash and then the rest with no money whatsoever. My travels were a mix of living it up overseas, and hitchhiking and scumming it up here in Australia. So for context all of my experience actually being a homeless vagrant relates to Australia, whether travelling the country or staying in the same spot for a while. While most of my experience should generally apply well to other similar countries, the biggest difference would be climate. Our winters are quite mild. The lowest temperatures I've had to deal with would probably be about -5 in the early morning, but only rarely.

Over time my bag has become quite heavy, but there are two things that I've found to be absolutely necessary:a halfway decent sleeping bag and a tarp. If you actually want to sleep, don't get cheap on the sleeping bag. The tarp is mostly to stay dry when it's raining but you can also use it for a little more warmth if you need it. The other use for your tarp is covering your stuff if you're going to be staying in one place for a while. If you actually want to be somewhat comfortable there you don't want to be carrying everything with you, especially as your sleeping bag and tarp take up the most space. So find a good place to sleep and stash your soykaf. Preferrably get a tarp that blends in well. My stash went undisturbed for a year and a half while I was renting with my friends... except for spiders and cockroaches and a mouse burrow? Wouldn't be the first time mice have decided to live under my stuff. Little fuarrrker ate a hole in my bag. Put a stop to that soykaf real quick.

The usual questions whether on the boards or people picking me up on the road are:
>Where do you sleep?
>How do you get food?
>Where/Do you shower?
>Clean your clothes?
>What do you do everyday?
>What do you have?
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Anyone lainons have experience vandwelling?

I decided that I'm going to save up money, buy a van to live in and travel around for a while until I find someplace to live.

Its also really cheap from what Ive calculated and for a few hundred bucks I can throw solar panels on top of the van to power my computer.
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What.cd is down.

See by yourself : https://what.cd/
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We post cool fashion that isn't frustratingly expensive.

pic kinda related
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My critic of 'population culling/ubermensch' advocates

We see many people on the net advocating 'population culling'. Now there are probably not many people like that on Lainchan, but if there are, it would be interesting to see their opinion.

My question to those people is, why are they always sure(or imply such) that if their political opinions win, that they would be among the selected elite and not among the tortured masses?(but please without narcissism)

For my second question let's say this hypothetical situation happens:
Their new government is established and one day they receive a letter with the following text:
'Dear sir John Smith

The results for your and your families inteligence/beauty/athleticism examination have come in and the results are: UNSATISFACTORY
However we are happy to inform you that our new and benevolent government has a new Human Error Correction internment camp programe.
Please stay at home tomorrow at 12:00 hours for the police to pick you up. Failure to comply with this order will result in an arrest order.

You have no right to appeal this decision.

Thank you.'
I wonder if such a hypothetical situation were to happen to advocates of such politics, would they stay true to their 'values' and be obedient or would they change their ways and rebel in such a hypothetical situation?
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I think it is time we make a LainChan essential movies list, comment your favorite movies in the thread and I will compile the top 50 on December 14th
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Do you play in a band or have a solo project? Any musical projects you're proud of?

I'm curious to see what Lainons are making
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Millie Bobby Brown will play the role of Lain in the next "Serial Experiments Lain" (film)

She is perfect for this role.
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Any1 know where to get those radio shows released on /cyb/ a year ago?
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Can you recommend me some good breakcore?
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I fuarrrking love podcasts. What podcasts do you guys listen to?

Personally, I've been loving The Vergecast. I hate the website, but quite like their podcast. I wish I knew of a good podcast about Japanese culture.
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Share the tunes, no cyb ☻

Share the rare (and free)

I enjoy finding artists who are relatively unknown. The obscure and esoteric, the strange and the absurd, and just plain good soykaf. A lot of interesting artists can, and most likely do, go unnoticed; I want to find them. Archive.org, bandcamp, and soundcloud are the places to be at if you're looking for experimental sounds. I'm just starting to look around, so I don't have much but I'll share what I like, I hope you do too.


Also, fuarrrk synthwave.
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Information Dumps-Library of Alexandria

Dump and large/bulk data or libraries of data of a particular topic or interest.
Here's a gigantic 60+ GB library of any and all information about military history, culture, language, the occult, and rare educational lectures(Harvard level)

**Its in .txt file format because lainchan thinks its spam**

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What Christmas traditions do you follow?

Merry Christmas!

I was wondering if any of you have annual Christmas traditions. Are there movies, albums, games, etc that you enjoy every Christmas?
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Texts, movies and paintings that no one knows

I want to know more than the mainstream. It's okay, I'm not like "oh no people like -> it must be bullsoykaf" But I want to expand my /cult/ anyway.

I'm about to watch pic related.
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What do you guys think of David Lynch? I am nearly finished with twin peaks and I'm planning on watching Eraserhead.
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Haven & Hearth

Haven & Hearth's world is being reset.
If you like HARD MODE crafting, isometric view and co-op village building, this could be your jam.

I know they're building a 420 village, maybe there should be a Laintown too.
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What composers do you like? I know its pretty surface level but I'm really feeling saint saens at the moment.
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anyone listen to cybergrind?

if you want an intro to the genera *gigantic brain* are the progenitors of the musical style.

and all their music is released free

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Cyberspace world

Hello lains.

I hope this is the right board.
I am trying to work on a map for a game that has a cyberspace setting, the game itself is far from cyberspace stuff so its an artistic thing.
I would like to ask for inspirational reference material.
I already got the usual stuff, such as transparent colored grids of various configurations, moving binary code and a bunch of other assorted crap.
As for my capabilities i am using a q3 based engine, which some of you are probably familiar with so i can make stuff that moves and pulsates and whatnot.
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Would anyone argue against this?
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What's the most cyberpunk music genre and why is it actually Vaporwave
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Good Playstation 2 Games

ITT: we post awesome ps2 games we really enjoy. This thread serves as a recommendation list for PCSX2 users who emulate the games.

>pics related, my favorite 3 ps2 games.
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Ghastly covers SEL


Well, I was going to say something along the lines of "I'm just going to leave this here", but under our new glorious administration one-line thread summaries are frowned upon.
So here's a second line.
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Let's have a thread for written original content. post any poetry, prose, stories, or articles you have written yourself. Please be friendly.

Here's a story I wrote. It's not very good.

It's a hot summer night. The windows are open. Lights flash, cars drive by outside. The bed's too hot to sleep in. All the blankets are piled in the corner. As the AC blows into the room, the possibility of sleep becomes increasingly remote.

Now it's two in the morning. Open the window. Look out. Try to find unconsciousness somewhere in the blurry city lights and the constant line of cars rushing like veins towards hearts unknown and unseen.

On the street below, there's a shuffling movement. Streetlights turn a man orange. He's wearing a suit and tie, holds a briefcase, seems asleep or sleepwalking. Behind him is a woman, mid thirties, a housewife maybe, or a schoolteacher. Behind her, another. The line of people marches past like army ants on their way to an anthill from some distant piece of food or drop of water.

Where are they going? What are they doing? The sight of them brings unease, maybe, or longing.

There's a feeling of uncertain loneliness in these questions. Could you follow them? Perhaps you could. Perhaps you could go with them, towards their unseen destination. Perhaps.

But not tonight. Close the window. Crawl into the now-cold bed, draw the blankets near. The line of people marches past the darkness of the room, now, and paints scenes of ancient battle and intrigue on the walls. Eyes close. The line marches through closed lids, and into the land of myth, fable, dreamtime.

The vision through the window chases you far into the morning, riding on the sunlight slanting through the window, long after the night has ended and the shadows have departed and all mysteries appear solved and forgotten.
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Tsuki (consisting of RISEN, SYNAPSE, eNdymioN) is recruiting humans in the System Life to move to the LFE System.

Long story short, Systemspace consists of many Systems, and you are currently in Life. However, due to Life using too much Aurora, Life will be unlinked from Systemspace on the 1st of July, 2017 (Earth time).

You have a choice of 3 options:

1) Sign in, and suicide after the 1st of July: Instantly be moved to LFE, and keep your memories. Your old family will be sad, of course.

2) Sign in, and wait for a normal death: You will be transported to LFE after death (and won't miss out), but you will most probably lose your memories.

3) Do not sign in, and continue through Life. Once you die in Life, your soul will shatter, causing you to lose all data, and get put in a random System.

Since Life will not receive any real Aurora after the 1st of July, humans will not make great achievements. The Life System will be entirely shut down in 2167 (Earth time).

If you choose LFE, you will get a new random body in this System. This System is a lot different (mainly, larger, more advanced) than Life.

To sign in, please write the code "a62cd92b2104acbd928ccb29" on a piece of paper, accompanied with a random drawing, and attach the picture to this thread. I will locate your soul and sign you up.

This is an experiment by RISEN, to see how human souls can be transferred to LFE. We have done many tests, and the worst that could happen is your soul shattering (which it would anyway if you didn't sign up)

You may use the reply section below to ask any question.
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VHS Teletext retrieval

So apparently with the right setup you can take old VHS recordings of television, and pull the Teletext pages out of them.


Well that's just cyber as fuarrrk.
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I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

I like to think
(right now, please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if they were flowers
with spinning blossoms.

I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.

This is our world now. We look towards the future, not the past for salvation. We dominate nature. The bit, the byte, and now the cyborg, transhuman, posthuman.

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Anyone a diaspora user here?

Thoughts on it?
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Anybody got any experience with this? I'm thinking about turning my RPi into one and going to random cafes, see what happens.

What would you load it with? I'm thinking some information about what it actually is, how to use it, and some encouragement to learn more about tech, maybe even a shoutout to the local hackerspace.
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Feb 14th: Cyberdelia @ DNA Lounge, SF



For next Tuesday (Feb. 14th) only, experience the possibly-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to the nightclub Cyberdelia from Hackers, recreated at the Bay Area's best night club, DNA Lounge (complete with a fuarrrking pool on the roof) - AKA, the usual meeting place for the Bay Area Lains: >>2701

For a mere 12 dollars, you can experience quite possibly the most /cyb/ event you'll ever get to go to at the most /cyb/ venue in the most /cyb/ city in burgerland. You can't call yourself a lainon if you don't go to this soykaf with your fellow lainons.

If you only once get over your crippling social anxiety to go meetup with other memelord chantards on Lainchan, make it February 14th at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco.

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Austin lainons?

I'm in Austin until this Friday while I figure out whether or not I'd like to move here.

On one hand, google fiber and guns.
On the other hand, it's HOT.

Any lainons willing to show me me something interesting? A cool park? A good restaurant? A secret underground cybergoth hacking club?

Shoot me a text or call me @ (980) 277-2891 (google voice #). I'm in South Austin near Zilker Metro Park.
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The state of our society. Not going to say a lot about this image, just going to let you think about it.
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Photography thread

What photo did you take today Lainons?
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What do you think will lead to the stereotypical cyberpunk megacites? Do you think they'll even happen at all?

Personally, I think the most likely contenders for a megacity would be the combination of Los Angeles and San Francisco. the cost of living in both cities (especially San Francisco) is skyrocketing, even beyond some of it's more wealthy residents:


Eventually, I think this will culminate in rewriting of the building code. More buildings and residences will be built in the limited space, while the city continues to also spill outward.
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Music Production

Hello Lainons. So, I am getting into bedroom recording. I remember a while back another Lainon mentioning Guitar Rig 5, and after I downloaded it I was really impressed. Do we have any music producers here? If so, perhaps you can link us to some of your work?
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Terrence McKenna

ITT: Let's talk Terrence McKenna
Who else Terrence McKenna here?

Link to a large collection of his talks: https://archive.org/details/PsychedeliaRawArchivesOfTerenceMckennaTalks/01-ArchaicRevival.mp3

If this is your first time listening, I'm very envious.

I went through a real heavy TM phase a few years back, but had done a hard reset on my media intake multiple times, and hadn't listened to him for quite a while.

As I wade back into his delightfully squeaky rhapsoding, I realize that there's quite a bit of overlap between many of the concepts he spoke about. Of course, at the same time, some of what he spoke about was perhaps too out there (ie, the Timewave theory, 2012*.)

I definitely know that, even though I haven't always agreed with him, he's done quite a bit to influence my thought over the years, as well as my behavior. Exposure to his lectures also made a lifelong i Ching user out of me.

I am wondering how other Lainons relate to the man and his work. I would not be surprised to find that he has been influential to many here. But I'm curious to hear how other people have responded to his work, and what it has meant to them.

(*Although, half in jest - but only half - part of me thinks maybe he was right after all, but wrong about what would happen next. The world didn't hit the eschaton all at once. Instead, the process of the end of the world began in 2012, and the last five years have bourne it out.)
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The death cult

Sorry for the off-topic thread, but I just found this on /x/. What the fuarrrk is this death lain death cult about? Talking about the "Systemspace" maniacs.
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Gameboy Advance Games


I will soon be experimenting with a Gameboy SP and a flash cart. I will eventually be able to download ROMs and play them on the SP. What are some of your favorite Gameboy Advance games that I should get?
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Vapor Wave Thread

Hey dudes. Lets share in some vapor wave, what's some good stuff?

Generally I like a good bit of Future Funk, plane guy, young bae is alright, Great Hair is rad. Hit Vibes is 10/10, my favorite vaporwave/future funk album by far. probably in my top 50 albums in general.

I struggle to get into other vaporwave, though, I find that I don't enjoy a lot of it, such as Florale Shop, and Blank Banshee. I know those are pretty surface level, but a lot of people seem to like them, and I just don't.

I really like Future Funk, but I'd like to expand a little bit, what are you guys listening to?
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So do you think we are winning on any fronts in the wars of the internet? (I understand that this will mean different things for different people but write what you want and what is happening ).

We have Edward Snowden from the NSA/GHCQ/others hacked pretty much everything. We have the CIA Vault 7 that pretty much shows the same thing.

Vault 7 " U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt is a covert CIA hacker base". And Germany is supposed to be in the forefront of privacy?
I remember them being in with BND after Snowden.

Copyright isn't going well, more and more is removed, more and more things are brought to trial.
"One of the most discussed proposals is the requirement for online services to install mandatory piracy filters"

" the search engines will "exchange detailed information" with rightsholders "on a confidential basis" in order to better understand how users are searching for content."

Net Neutrality in Europe is a mess, in America things are happening at the moment.

Facebook/google/windows/apps collect more data than ever.
Intel Management Engine, UEFI, baseband and so on.
Smartphones are all a mess security wise.

So can you come with any ideas of things going well to keep me from being completely cynical?
Not just temporary wins, but where we are actually moving in the right direction?

Also feel free to post things I missed.
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I honestly didn't see this connection.
For instance, when we think of Lain's badass supercomputer, it's easy to say this type of system is nowhere related to Apple, which makes only consumer-grade products.

What do you think?


"Lain contains extensive references to Apple computers, as the brand was used at the time by most of the creative staff, such as writers, producers, and the graphical team.[9] As an example, the title at the beginning of each episode is announced by the Apple computer speech synthesis program PlainTalk, using the voice "Whisper", e.g. say -v Whisper "Weird: Layer zero one". Tachibana Industries, the company that creates the NAVI computers, is a reference to Apple computers: "tachibana" means "Mandarin orange" in Japanese. NAVI is the abbreviation of Knowledge Navigator, and the HandiNAVI is based on the Apple Newton, one of the world's first PDAs. The NAVIs are seen to run "Copland OS Enterprise" (this reference to Copland was an initiative of Konaka, a declared Apple fan),[9] and Lain's and Alice's NAVIs closely resembles the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh and the iMac respectively. The HandiNAVI programming language, as seen on the seventh episode, is a dialect of Lisp. Notice that the Newton also used a Lisp dialect (NewtonScript). The program being typed by Lain can be found in the CMU AI repository;[27] it is a simple implementation of Conway's Game of Life in Common Lisp.

During a series of disconnected images, an iMac and the Think Different advertising slogan appears for a short time, while the Whisper voice says it.[28] This was an unsolicited insertion from the graphic team, also Mac-enthusiasts.[9] Other subtle allusions can be found: "Close the world, Open the nExt" is the slogan for the Serial Experiments Lain video game. NeXT was the company that produced NeXTSTEP, which later evolved into Mac OS X after Apple bought NeXT. Another example is "To Be Continued." at the end of episodes 1–12, with a blue "B" and a red "e" on "Be": this "Be" is the original logo of Be Inc., a company founded by ex-Apple employees and NeXT's main competitor in its time.[29]"
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Efficient spirituallity

I just had an idea. We know that spirituality systems can have psychological and physical benefit. We also know that the most effective ones take incredible devotion to benefit significantly from. We could experiment with elements and quantities from different systems and mix them into one with significant effect without retreating to a remote mountain temple. It should:
-Be non theistic
-Be non time consuming
-Not require significant sacrifice
-Not require money
-Actually be beneficial
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Holy soykaf, is it just me or is it a coincidence that they ripped off the glitch images lainchan has been doing for some time now?
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Cyberpunk Tech Toys

I thought I'd share with Lainchan the most awesome piece of tech I've ever owned in my childhood.

It's called the E-Brain, it was a toy made by DSI Electronics and utilized Timex's DataLink system. This thing was so fuarrrking cool, mainly because you could download data to it without using any cables. You had to use a CRT monitor to display visual artifacts to the sensor, then it would download all the data.

This thing is so strange, but was so much fun when I played it. Then I did some research and found out that Timex had a line of watches that were "Smart Watches" that used the DataLink system to download data to them.

So it got me thinking, what Cyberpunk toys did you guys have or currently posses?
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soundcloud thread


post your soundclouds.
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Free Software Games

This is a thread to collect Free Software games that are fun and preferably easy to install or play.

Pictured are three of the more prominent games, Battle for Wesnoth, Minetest, and 2048, just to get them out of the way. One of the largest issues with finding good Free Software games is finding them at all. If you've found a gem, please tell us all about it. If you want to discuss some aspect of the three already mentioned games that you enjoy, please tell us about that too.

Preferably, these games should be gratis as well, so nonfree assets are out for the most part.
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Host in the Shel

What do you expect from the coming soon of Ghost in the Shell?
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Identity, Reputation, and Community

Sup lains.

I've been thinking lately about the effects of identity and reputation on (online) communities. As I am posting here on an imageboard, it should come as no surprise that I am a fan of anonymity. However, it became apparent to me in a discussion earlier that I'm not very good at explaining why I prefer anonymity.

So I'm going to throw some ideas out there, try to summarise my thoughts, and if anyone would like to add some ideas, please go ahead.



- Especially within a single thread, being able to identify particular posters (such as the OP) can be useful.
- In principle, people will tend to not make bad posts, as their social standing will fall.
- In principle, samefagging is impossible because the same name will be tied to the posts.


- Identity persists between threads, meaning people can hardly avoid judging posts based on social standing the author acquired in totally unrelated discussions.
- In practice, people make throwaway identities for bad posts and samefagging.
- Names encourage cults of personality.


(by which I mean the sort of numeric voting system that reddit and many other communities have)


- In principle, results in good content being upvoted to the top of the discussion and bad content being downvoted to the bottom.


- In practice, often results in inane in-jokes being voted to the top of the discussion, far ahead of good content.
- People judge the content of a post based on its score, rather than solely on its merits.
- Posts tend to be voted on depending on whether the voter agrees or disagrees with the message, rather than the quality of the content.

Any other points (in favour or against), or have I got everything?
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Lets have a Hikkikomori thread.

How long have you been a Hikki?

Are you a NEET, or do you have some sort of job do you from home?

Getting NEET- or Autismbux?

How do you spend your day?

How did you become an Hikki?
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John Wick meets Morpheus

Why Neo meets Morpheus in "John Wick 2" ? :)
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Does anyone here likes to listen to midi music?

I am asking this because I think I like to listen to midi music, is it weird? Duvet.mid is so great :3
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New Lainchan Sticker?

I was wondering... wouldn't be a good idea to create new stickers? There isn't much of a choice right now.

For instance, every lainchan sticker is colored. But we all know that on Thinkpads is general rule that black and white is actually a lot more a e s t h e t i c

I've been suggested to post here, but there is another thread on /q/ >>>/q/res/13177
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In which I ask for humanity in Portland

'sup lainons? Hope your week was well.

I feel very strange asking for help, and yet here I am. For the past few weeks I've been homeless, sleeping in office buildings in Portland.

Today I got kicked out when some kids broke in and led security to my totally /cyb/ data hovel.

I thought I might check here and see if a kind lainon might lend me the use of their floor or couch for a night. Everything before a shelter. Those of you who've stayed in a shelter know it's a special kind of hell.

In return, I'll pay you, give you pizza, and be a generally schway person to shoot soykaf with.

Ask a /cyb/ bum anything about being homeless and sane.
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What software for generative digital art?

What software for generative digital art?
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Does anyone know what happened to krautchan ? All I can find online is disinfo with no sources.
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Can we have a thread for recommending movies\shows liveaction or anime is fine specifically about revolutions?

I'll start by recommending Eden of the East and V for Vendetta
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Would anybody be interested in starting a music archiving group?

I've created a rough rule set based off of the scene to tag and name music however it's adapted to be focused on consistent and easy archiving rather than preing/racing. The idea is to create a p2p archive of music tagged with a set of easy to follow standards which group members can use to contribute releases towards while also quickly expanding their own collections.

I have a fairly large archive of music to get things going (it's constantly growing but it's currently 1.29tb of flac and 28gb of mp3 and upload around 200-300gb a week on slsk)

I've got a few other ideas regarding the project if anybody is interested.
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High tech, low life vs. career jumpstart


I'll be entering the meatspace for real soon once I graduate from college. I have a major decision to make for what to do for the next year:

- Take internship offer at software company in Tokyo, but only make ~2k USD per month for a year. No full-time guarantee.

- Take full-time offer at software company in the US and make ~8k USD per month.

Would love to hear from and lains who have had experience living off of a small salary in a big city. It's definitely a dream of mine to get back to Japan but I'm not sure if it's the right decision in the long-term.
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Party Thread: Shibuya Breakbeat Edition

Sup, fellow Lainons?

ITT: Drop your 'cyberesque' or 'Lainesque' events.

For the case that some of you are in Japan this week, here's the info about an upcoming underground party in Shibuya, Tokyo:

■■■■ PARTY INFO ■■■■
▶Sat 1st April OPEN/START 22:00
▶FREE w/ 1 Drink Order
▶Hatagaya Forestlimit
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▶FIEND(Industrial Strength)from USA
Fiend from Rialto California started djing hardcore techno and acid in the early 90s.
by 95 he started to spin at gigs threw out the Los Angeles underground scene, spreading the early sounds of Industrial Strength Records and Drop Bass Network.
After many years of spinning records for crowds all over America and Europe, he began to produce his own music for a New York Speedcore label called Apocalypse Recordings.
Since then he has made records for some of the most respected labels across the world, including the all mighty Industrial Strength Records and PRSPCT.
He has worked with some of the most recognized producers in hardcore music such as Broken Rules, Delta 9, Tron, Lenny Dee, Matt Green, Moleculez, Paul Blackout and AKIRA to name a few.
and has continued to do a wide variety of experimental music under the alias name Abnormalities, which has more to do with broken beats and hard acid.
Fiend is currently working with Los Angeles underground crew Darkmatter Soundsystem on new releases and will continue to focus on pushing more dark and aggressive hardcore.
No compromise!
FIENDは90年代初頭にハードコアテクノとアシッドのDJとしてキャリアをスタートさせた。1995年にはロサンゼルス中のアンダーグラウンドギグでプレイするようになり、それはIndustrial Strength RecordsやDrop Bass Networkのパーティーにまで及んだ。
その後、アメリカのみならずヨーロッパまで範囲を広げ自身のDJプレイに磨きをかけ、後にトラック制作を開始し、SBMBとも親交の深いDJ TENSE (元F.U.H.D.)率いるニューヨークスピードコアの老舗Apocalypse Recordingsよりリリースすることとなる。
これまでにBroken Rules, Delta 9, Tron, Lenny Dee, Matt Green, Moleculez, Paul Blackout, Akiraなど、ハードコアシーンにおける多くのプロデューサーとの合作をし、現在はロサンゼルスのアンダーグラウンドクルーDarkmatter Soundsystemを中心にリリースを続け、妥協なき凶悪なハードコアを作り続けている。
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Let's have a thread focused on stoner metal, sludge, stoner rock.

Post some great stuff!

picrel unrelated
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Anime general.

Since /w is still dead, and I couldn't find an anime general anywhere I am opening this.

What anime generes do you like besides cyberpunk?(TBH. IDC about cyberpunk myself, but I am here because of other things)
Me... My favourite are yuri, horror and mysteries.

What was the last anime that positively surprised you? For me it was Shirobakko. I expected your average SoL, but it was so much more.
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cyberpunk 2020 campaign

Hey guys,

Running a writing/narrative-heavy campaign of 2020, centered around the aftermath of a massive. world-changing corporate hack.

Looking for some players, preferably ones that are heavily interested in and familiar with cyberpunk. (hence why I'm here and not on 4ch/tg/)

soykaf's going to be a blast, but we need a few more players before go-time.

invite link:
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Learn weeb language general

Sup guys...

So a few days ago I was watching a 10 minute special from a raw anime and understanding roughly 50-70% of it.

And during that time I remembered how people sometimes say 'Actual Japanese people don't speak like that.'
What do they mean by that exactly?

While this is certainly true for action oriented shonen anime where 90% of dialogue is 'I'm gonna kill ya, you bastard.' or 'Oppai'.
However, I think that other types of shows, i.e. dialogue heavy slice of life shows should be at the very least very close to how the japanese actually speak, am I right or am I wrong?

I know I will never be able to learn any kanji from anime, and I will barely learn any grammar. But anime should at least be good for some vocabulary, shouldn't it?

Or am I perhaps completely wrong on this issue? If so could you please elaborate on the differences between anime Japanese and actual Japanese?
Is it perhaps that they use simplified wording in anime?
Or is it keigo?

Other than that, tell me, how good are you with Japanese?

I personally, aside from vocabulary, I do know the complete Hiragana and Katakana. I also do know how to introduce myslef properly, and some limited daily situations like buy groceries etc...