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No.1024 [Reply]

Por some of your favorite /mu/sic, Lain.

Also, remember that life doesn't make sense and feeling offended over someone's preferences only makes you a little bitch in the eyes of the universe!
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This right here is my new favorite song of all fuarrrking time.



Moved to >>>/music/2.

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No.103 [Reply]

I honestly think its hilarious that you thought this thread was finally gone.
Moar, for getting through the dark times.
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/r/, you're next!

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No.1030 [Reply]

No /tech/ yet, but let's do it.

Thinkpad General thread, post em', discuss, ask questions, and find your new /comfy/ Thinkpad.

If you're looking for purchase advice, READ THE BUYERS GUIDE FIRST. Then post, stating budget and requirements (e.g. size and performance).

Don't buy anything OTHER THAN T, X AND W/P SERIES if you want the Real ThinkPad Experience™

Recommended models:
T420 - 14", normal size
X220 - 12.5", ultraportable

Used ThinkPad buyers guide:

xsauc buyers guide:
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correction: the 800 powerpc series, not the 700 series.


Moved to >>>/Ω/75.

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No.1046 [Reply]


I think im missing something. Whats different? Or why is it scary?

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No.1086 [Reply]

Any other lainons do photography for fun/profit? What 'genre' do you love to photograph the most.
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Hey mod, please move this thread to >>>/vis/


Moved to >>>/vis/50.

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No.1146 [Reply]

Haven't seen it talked about much, but if I recall correctly I think the Lainzine touches on it a bit and I generally think it's something that fits in a culture of underground livin'/resistance to capitalism and all that. /cyb/ soykaf

What's the best you've found? Are there spots you commonly hit?

The walmart nearby my place has a giant dumpster dedicated to fruits and vegetables only and I go on the first day after the trash truck comes, so I usually end up with 5-10+ lbs of fruits and veggies for free, mostly clean and in good health.
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He's right you know. There's nothing wrong with it if that's what you need to do to survive, or if you find something really cool that's been thrown out. But come one man, picking through garbage is not "underground resistance to capitalism." Grow up.


pretty sure you mean ancoms
I mean, I know some ancaps that would do that for the sake of being edgy, but they wouldn't call it resisting capitalism
Plus, all the good dumpsters are on private property

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No.1148 [Reply]

/cult/ is down. so lets have an infographics thread
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No.1151 [Reply]

Happy 3rd birthday Lainchan!
Anyone planning some fun activities for the occasion?
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fyi, irc nonfat-soykaf drinkers discovered it's on youutube



I loved it. It is slow but fast paced at the same time, i'm not sure how to describe it. Mostly slow, at times almost ambient. The plot is pretty abstract but this is what makes it so interesting to keep watching. If you aren't used to anime maybe you won't like it as much. If i watched it 6 years ago i'm sure i wouldn't have finished it.

If you are into the art behind things the show was real pretty. I'm pretty sure it was all (Aside from the intro and maybe some effects) done with hand done cell animation. If you are used to modern CG shows you will find it sweet. Even if there is supposed to be a single flat tone, there are small color differences within that tone. In CG one color really is one color.

That theme song makes me want to be a sad girl in the 90's.

No.118 [Reply]

Do any lainons keep blogs with any interesting content?

I'm looking for some rss feeds to add to my reader so post them here.

I don't really mind what you post at all just it'd be nice if it was some thought provoking content.
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this is my problem too. originally i started writing one for my competitive interests as a journal of sorts, but im not really interested in improving anymore so it means i dont have much to say.


Everyone has something to say, you just need to find a way to put it down.
I'd suggest having a blog even if you just host it locally. (or a journal) it helps to structure thought is such a way that means that you can explain to others which is an important skill in life.

If you can teach a 5 year old about whatever subject you'd like, you know you understand the topic well.
If you can answer questions about that topic on the spot, you know the subject well. etc.

I just feel that structured writing helps give structures to my thoughts whether written or not.

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No.1206 [Reply]

What the fuarrrk Lain
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Wtf is this, 420chan?



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No.1213 [Reply]

Post lainchan threads that you archived before the servers were wiped, preferably as PDFs. I will accordingly dump some threads that I saved in March 2016 from /cyb/, /lam/, and /tech/.
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OP here, I just used print prompt in chromium, which provides an option for printing to PDF.


cool, thanks

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No.1214 [Reply]

/g/ was the first board i generally went and was where i indulged into chan culture, free software philosophy and general technology. today i dont go there anymore or any other chans than lainch. Either its me getting more knowledgable or me falling for the nostalgia meme but it feels like the place has really hit rock bottom. It used to be the place for technology and free software philosophy, where some people would actually install gentoo. Now its all consumer electronics bought with moms credit card dominated with generals and their dedicated discords where people try to emulate the dispersed chan culture.

Its like the place of your childhood being torn down and having a shopping mall built over it.
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No, its not just you, OP. /g/ lost it's culture and its redeaming aspects. There's only ever inane brewing soykaf and consumerist discussion as you said. I think a large portion of that is from /v/ kiddes who migrated over to /g/ and fuarrrked it over.


I started into computerstuff about 4 years ago and didn't get to know the old /g/ or /prog/. So I don't know what it was like, but today's /g/ is absolutely disgusting. Even if a nice thread with some potential were to appear, it immediately gets raided by a bunch of 12 year olds and their bullsoykaf. I can't stand that place.

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No.1248 [Reply]

was wondering why my computer seemed slow


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pew pew pew pewpewpewpew

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No.1251 [Reply]

Lain, do you like japanese music? what band or singer?

i like P-MODEL

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man this thread is perfect, i need to add more music to my library, i'm a casual when in comes to japanese culture, i grab what i can find on /t/ threads, ok w/e didn't found syrup16 here so i'm posting it


Moved to >>>/music/39.

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No.1252 [Reply]

Tell me about your fetishes lainanon
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wtf, f4g is autocorrected now?


Wouldn't you get poopy all around your butt if sitting around and go in the diaper?
Do you have someone remove the diaper and wipe you?
If you have a shower alone to clean up do you get naked and put the soiled diaper in the trash then go to the shower or leave it in the room with you as you shower then dispose of it when clothed? Since if the toilet and shower were in separate rooms you wouldn't be able to get between them clothed without getting poopy on your clothes unless you washed yourself with toilet water or had a bidet.
So many questions.

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No.1289 [Reply]

Im no liberal by any means, but I think this is great:


I'm glad to be living through major strides toward what I envisioned the future would look like. That and the advent of cryptocurrency have really impressed me.
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i think it's overplayed. weren't we supposed to be extinct by now, going by their original estimates? co2 levels have been a lot higher in the past than they are now, and there was still life on earth. i'm not afraid


Who's "original estimates"?

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No.131 [Reply]

Continuing off a thread from /cult/
A thread to collect any libre games and discuss them as well.

Additionally for the case of Xonotic, it left off organizing a Team Deathmatch and CTF event with 8chan. (We're expecting the event to be on Saturday as discussed in game, but it was before the site's threads got deleted. Let us know about whatever changes in plans.)
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Not him but fuarrrk off


Moved to >>>/inter/6.

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No.1325 [Reply]

The golden age of ultra mobile computing will soon be upon us. There are currently devices that can support a full fledged desktop OS that fit in your pocket.

I'm waiting for the day when I can have a smartphone sized device with the power of a current day desktop. Maybe even with a graphene battery that I only have to charge every other week. Something I can pull out of my pocket, set on my desk and have access to a complete desktop experience.

Until then I'm trying to get as close to this as I can. I want something like the elite x3 but with a debian distro rather than win10, but I want to retain some smartphone functionality like phone calls and a touch friendly UI. Anyone have any ideas?

Also general portables thread.
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i really like the idea and how windows contunuum executes this, it's just a little early and microsofts mobile os needs to be fully x86 compatible to pull this off. and, of course, this goes for unixoid platforms as well.


I want a phone like Lisbeth Salander's.

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No.1365 [Reply]

so can someone who knows how to use CatChan simplify the process for us lains who dont care about the drama between org and jp and just wanna browse lainchan? I want to browse /all/ boards from jp and org at the same time so i dont have to constantly check each site



Is the JP site well populated?
I only browse .org

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No.1371 [Reply]

Any ways to better woman pleasure?
Some ideas to put in practice:
>hitachi magic wand
>pumping clitoris
>"g-spot" massage
>melanotan agonists
>PDE4 inhibitors
>prolactin inhibitors
>oxytocin agonists
>stimulants (meth)
>psychedelics (LSD)
>vasoconstrictors (poppers)
>DHT cream on clitoris

I think penetration is something really secondary. Any woman here to confirm? Don't be shy to express yourself, it's a anonymous imageboard. I think massage is the way to go.
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what i already said, making things comf first of all, and then interesting for people who sex more often, is what you have to aim for. that emotional state.

there is a lot of variety between people too, though; as you mentioned, hormones make a difference, and women have a wider range of common hormone levels than guys do, so things vary from person to person more.

not trying to be all "you don't get it, maaan", so not sure where you're reading that out of it. but yeh, doing the exact same physical things can have wildly different results because that emotional state matters a lot.


>There must be some pattern or structure that will generally work.
I never said it could not be comprehended, don't talk like you were on 4chan.
The clitoris provides pleasure, also the vagina.
That's the general, after that it depends. The general for my area might not be the same for yours. Just like men do not always prefer to be in a dom position.

You can create generalities, as with anything aka "women like to be slapped", every women i've been with enjoys rough sex/slapping/choking, but it's idiotic to imply that as a general advice. You discover that they also like that, the same way they will discover things about you. That's the problem with generalities, it depends on the person, without an instance of a person to discuss, barely anything can be discussed.

Both for women and men.

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No.1393 [Reply]

What is the cheapest way to host a website for free that doesn't suck ass? I've already registered a free domain name at freenom but none of the websites that I want to host on will allow me to do that. Basically, I want to dick around with a website and learn HTML in the process, but I don't want to spend any money up front. Any suggestions?
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Why do you need to host it in the first place if you only want to play around with vichan?


Run a machine on a spare computer?

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No.1412 [Reply]

i keep opening and closing reddit and news.ycombinator. i dont even vist many subreddits so more than not im just constantly opening and closing /r/all for new worthless soykaf to procrastinate to.
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Strive to not lie, especially with what you say to yourself. As you want to be able to find what it is that engages you the most in the present, what captures you, and you can only know that if you can trust yourself with what you feel. Figuring out what the truth is seems far more difficult, but we, humans, generally get a kind of gut feeling when something were doing is wrong; listen to that. That is, whatever sounds like a lie, don't say it, don't do it, and don't act it out; avoid it.

When you find yourself clicking away, skimming, not reading, beguiled, ask yourself: "What is it like to be fooled? What is it like to keep clicking away? What's it like to not read something in depth or to read a book?" Ask yourself questions about your current context. This creates a frame where you're viewing yourself viewing something and you're able to question it and step back, aiding yourself in questioning actions, thoughts, and such.

Procrastination seems to me to be a combination of a lack of engagement and lying, or self-deception. So, as Jordan Peterson repeats, we must watch ourselves and see what were doing. If we can figure out what engages us the most, what causes us to enter mindless repetition, we can do something about it.

A trick I've recently caught onto is that when I'm not engaged in something that I feel should be engaging, I observe that feeling and negotiate with myself, and attempt to say the truth. An example being "I really wish I was interested in this math book, everyone else is. Well, I'm not. How about I say the reason for reading this is to start something and finish it, and that accomplishment generally gives me a good feeling. I can do that." - You cannot be a tyrant towards yourself in my mind. You can, but what I experience is failure when I try something of pure will, as will is either distracted or lost[1]. Instead I come up with some reason I can be happy with and I ignore whatever lie is being said in my mind.

As you give yourself reasons, you'll come to accumulate obligations. I don't believe in setting "small goals", as for myself, I aim to an overly high goal, as that falls in line with aiming towards god (in a symbolic sense). With your accumulation of obligations, you'll come to see a need for a routine, a life sustaining one. This boils down to basic advice such as a good sleep pattern, eating meals, drinking water, doing certain things for certain amounts of time etc.

Now, with all that said, you might think "I can't do this, and it's probably bullsoykaf." The thing is, try it, see how it works. Take a leap of faith in aiming towards god and the good. It's not motivation, it's work, but you'll be a lot better than you currently are which I hypothesize is a nasty state of nihilism.

Do not try; do.[2]

[1] lesswrong.com/lw/kao/willpower_depletion_vs_willpower_distraction
[2] http://lesswrong.com/lw/uh/trying_to_try/ http://lesswrong.com/lw/ui/use_the_try_harder_luke/


When I was without internet for a few days I would just sit around like lain in her bear suit. The boredom would crawl upon me and since I had no internet, I had to do something else. I did some stuff that I'd be putting off, and I realized that boredom is not really a bad thing. It prompts us to do the things that we would be procrastinating on otherwise.
The problem with screens, is that we recur to them to ease boredom. As we all know here, it doesn't always work, but they provide enough stimulation to keep us from getting to the point where we start doing stuff. Apparently, the expectation or possibility that something interesting may come up is enough to keep our attention.
So turn off the computer, or unplug it from the internet. Set yourself a schedule for it: perhaps browse reddit only at night when you're done with everything else.
You'll have the itch telling you to use the computer, because you'll be bored, but try to remember that there is nothing at all worth seeing (or it can wait) on your regular internet sessions: you just refresh a few familiar sites in hopes of something new and there's rarely something interesting: thus, it won't ease boredom.
Works for me, kinda.

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No.1413 [Reply]

ITT: we date important events in the history of this site

a few i came up on that i cant remember when they happened

people posting on /g/ for people to migrate to a better board
kalyx buying ads on 4chan for lainchan
lainchan being a bannable uttering on /g/

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No.1428 [Reply]

So lains, how does your country and it's government fuarrrk you in your ass every night? And how do you fight against it?

In my case, there is a mandatory draft of 21 months(24 for air force), and all able bodied men(not women) are required to serve unless face time in prison. During service, we get paid about 140$ per month and we get to eat disgusting food and go on runs every morning at 6am, all the while working 12+ hour shifts and living in cramped barracks.

Right now, I need to register for a physical examination by the end of this month, after which I'll have a chance to postpone service till I graduate uni. But obviously, if I had the chance(or the money), I would never want to get a physical examination nor do I want to be some grunt in another persons war. I would rather forfeit my citizenship if I could but it's not like I can just pack up and leave either.

Anyway, apart from all the other soykafty things being forced apon me, the draft feels so much more soykaftier and fuarrrked up compared to the rest of them.


I could tolerate a draft if my country was neutral and not fellating america's dick militarily for the last 70 years.

My problems aren't related to things forced on us but rather services not provided or being axed. The provincial government decided that closing more than half the libraries here is a convenient way to save money and there is a one or two year waiting list to see a psychiatrist unless you failed a suicide attempt or something.

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No.1460 [Reply]

testing don't reply
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Moved to >>>/test/190.

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No.1466 [Reply]

A thread to share accomplishments or other things that you're proud or happy about, regardless of how big or small they may be.
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I have rediscovered my passion for technology after four years. I'd say that's a pretty big step for me.



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Got my first job ever (as a web dev) at a small company last summer. Made me feel really independant and the future seems bright for the first time. While working is exhausting at times, it's great knowing you're needed and seeing your contributions are being appreciated.

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No.1467 [Reply]




Moved to >>>/test/193.

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No.152 [Reply]

Is the future on dark nets (intra-nets under the Internet)? Day after day the design of websites of Internet became more insecure, bloat and invasive in the technical side and political/law side don't see the problems of surveillance in a long run.
While looks pretty complex to fix this on the political side, in technical side looks more promising with refine from some old projects like I2P and Tor.
Well, what is your opinion, lainon?
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any mod here? please move this thread to >>/sec.


Moved to >>>/sec/133.

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No.166 [Reply]

I posted the old map, but people pointed out that lots of the markers were old and dead and some wanted there old markers removed. So lets start fresh with a new map.

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sija zvezda


You forgot an email address.

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No.169 [Reply]

Hello there, Linux Lains! Which Linux distro are you currently using, and why? What is your preferred desktop environment, and for what reasons? If you have a history of distrohopping, which distros have caused you to settle down for the longest amount of time? I'm curious to see what the majority of Linux-using Lainons are running.

NOTE: I'm asking which distro YOU use. Not which is "the best." That's entirely subjective. But, just so you know, it's Manjaro.
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> Is GitHub a security hole because it hosts bash scripts?

oops I forgot to mention I was talking about a GitHub project...


ubuntu on my desktop. thought about installing fedora on my x220 instead of windows, but from what i've heard will it cut my battery life in half.

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No.208 [Reply]

Every human needs to eat, so use this thread to share food tips, resources, and recipes.

Thread starter question: What did you eat yesterday?
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I love garlic, thanks for the tip.

Also, please keep the pdf's coming.


haven't made that, but an old coworker convinced me to try chewing a raw garlic clove for clearing sinuses, and healing up when you're sick.
it's tough; you can only do it for so long (if you're really chewing) before the intensity becomes unbearable, but it works wonders for blocked sinuses.
the con, however, is that you and seven generations hence will be cursed with the scent of garlic.

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No.242 [Reply]

I really enjoyed reading the old /lit/ thread, both to find suggestions for books to read, as well getting some indication as to what Lainons are reading & where their interests lay.

ITT: Share what you're currently reading, what you've read, and/or what you'd like to read (especially when another Lain has it in the former two categories.)

Also ITT: General discussion of books, especially those that are mentioned in this thread. Feel free to request recommendations or solicit opinions, or bring up a relevant topic of discussion.
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Thanks saved. This will definitely be my next read. A few years back when it came out I read China Miéville's Embassytown and since then I've yearned for more sci-fi that explores the complexity of things like linguistics and communication between alien species. Small things that other mainstream sci-fi perhaps overlooks.


Moved to >>>/lit/24.

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No.25447 [Reply]

Has anyone lied about having a degree to land a job?

I want a high paying software job, I can program and I always read about how incompetent working programmers are.

Any downsides?
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I don't know if my advice is of any value but I'd say be honest.
You should be able to show your expertise at the interview, talk all that stuff you know about which is usually beyond the scope of java trained codemonkeys who copypaste from stackoverflow.
And have a project to show. No need for something big & fancy.
You're going to start small and rely on your intelligence, rather than start with the full CS-degree suite and not knowing anything besides coding C-style in every language.


absolutely a great idea, to make sure that you're even sueable for identity theft

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No.25673 [Reply]

Where are my lains in the belly of the beast?

I'll be in the area this summer and would love to meet some local lains.
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well, next tuesday is Hackers movie night at DNA, we're pretty much definitely doing that.

Other than that it seems like lains are coming out of the woodwork and it's hard to organize stuff on a chan, let's all head over to #bayyarea on the IRC server, eh?

tox's key exchange is soykaf and they have no intention of changing it. https://github.com/TokTok/c-toxcore/issues/426 . Do not use/10


I'm but a poor bump, nobody loves me

he's just a poor bump, from a poor family!

Spare him his life from this monstrosity!


Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?

Bismilah! NOOOO! We will not let you go!

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No.25786 [Reply]

Any Lain have credit cards? Is it worth? I regularly empty my account for things but I also hate interest slavery and fee nickel-and-diming
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speak for yourself. I guess that you've never been in the lainchan's tox group.
everyone has the right to speak his mind as he prefers.

you can live just fine without a car, unless the public transports suck way too much where you currently live. and a flat-share is more than enough to have a roof over your head


I use cash when I want to be private. I use my CC for large purchases. I may just pay for a phone I need to get for work and friends with cash though.

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No.25929 [Reply]

It's pride month, lainons.

How do you identify?

Are you out?

Are you doing anything for pride?

How do we ensure queer liberation doesn't come at the cost of colonizing our communities culturally and economically?
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I sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter. Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of soaring over the oilfields dropping hot sticky loads on disgusting foreigners. People say to me that a person being a helicopter is Impossible and I’m fuarrrking retarded but I don’t care, I’m beautiful. I’m having a plastic surgeon install rotary blades, 30 mm cannons and AMG-114 Hellfire missiles on my body. From now on I want you guys to call me “Apache” and respect my right to kill from above and kill needlessly. If you can’t accept me you’re a heliphobe and need to check your vehicle privilege. Thank you for being so understanding.


You'd first have to prove that homosexuality is a disease that will make their life miserable.
You'd then have to prove that it is a disease you catch before you're even born.

So it's not really only a matter of classification.

Unless ofc you're okay with doing that without any proof. Then yes, it's only a matter of classification.

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No.25954 [Reply]

Sigur Ros is now streaming trip around Iceland.


It is still on, don't miss those views and post-rock!


I missed it

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No.263 [Reply]

Since /w is still not resurrected.(and who knows if it ever will be)

Let's have an anime general.

What is your favourite non-cyberpunk anime?
What is the last anime you watched that really impressed you?

For me it was Shirobako.
It was unexpectedly dramatic and IMO the characters were interesting but realistic.
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> Aku no Hana's manga was incredible, I felt kinda let down with the show.

I watched the show first and then the manga felt a bit childish at first. The show's director was awesome at pacing. Reading the manga and interpreting it with the appropriate pacing from the show after finishing the the show was the best thing I ever did.

> weebs
> There is only perfect, everlasting retardation.

While I agree, I think there are enough of Japanese "moe-obsessed weebs" too. I used "weeb" as a derogatory term for "otaku", not as a specific reference to western audience. I didn't even think about the western audience when I was writing that comment.

> but then again I haven't read the manga
You should.


I found the characters likeable specifically because they were cringe-worthy. They're all terrible at everything they do. They're possibly the worst time travelers I have ever seen. The second half of the series is spent trying to undo all the stupid soykaf they did in the first half. I can see why some might find this irritating but I found it endearing.

The plot actually has very little paradox. It's pretty logical. They do haphazard time travel experiments. Each one has side effects which accumulate into an unwinnable situation. So the solution is to undo the experiments, but of course they lose any good results of the experiments as well. It's less 12 Monkeys and more Butterfly Effect (or Back to the Future 2?). Still not entirely original, but I do think that time travel stories where they ruin the past and methodically fix it are not as common as ones where they become their own grandpa or create Hitler instead of killing him.

I will also admit that I ate up all the John Titor references. I am probably a sap. Sorry.

Animation and music were completely forgettable. No argument there.

Now some general advice: if you've already checked out on a show but keep watching to see if it gets better, it won't. Even if it does you won't really notice or care. Just save yourself the time and move on to something better. Not criticizing or anything. I've just wasted too much time myself slogging through crap that other people like. Not worth it.

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No.27174 [Reply]

Once Lainchan is bought, what will we do?
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check out hightechlowlife.eu
it's more of a social network/forum for techies


it was already bought,
>kalyx sold lainchan
>appleman1234 bought it
>this OP is from before apple man bought it

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No.27483 [Reply]

Lain picture thread. :^)
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No.278 [Reply]

I am mostly just parroting stuff that I heard...

So word on the street is...
SystemD is basically a red hat technology... I don't have to tell you how that is gobbling up everything in it's path.
Gnome is dominated by red hat employees.
Wayland also has roots in red hat...

Before Canonical went full Unity, they were kind of a counterweight to red hat. Novell is mostly doing nothing else than... existing(and I am kind of glad for that as they are a MS puppet). Arch and Gentoo are meme distributions. And Debian while it still sets the pace for its derivatives has also fallen for the SystemD joke.

How did this happen?
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The programming is where the money is at, because nothing gets stuff done like throwing money at it: "The top 10 companies, which employ kernel developers to contribute to the Linux kernel, make up nearly 57 percent of the total changes to the kernel" (https://www.linux.com/blog/top-10-developers-and-companies-contributing-linux-kernel-2015-2016). While this is for the kernel specifically, somehow I can't imagine that it is any different for other projects.

Redhat has money and programmers, so put them on a project, run with it and set an example. If something went well then all the other distros will kick into their line too.


What linux has always needed is some structure. Thats exactly what RedHat was trying to provide. They just completely failed at doing so.
Realistically linux is always going to be the unorganized mess that it is. There are just so many issues with it that will probably never be fixed. Most of them stem from the fact that most of the people who work on linux suffer from not invented here syndrome. But this itself was caused by the adoption of the GPL. Developers for linux get stuck in a position where if they don't reinvent the whell then there whole project will have to be released under the restrictive mess that is the GPL.

>DIY Distro
Which is exactly what arch isn't. You can't choose your init system, you can't choose your kernel, you can't choose your service manager. Besides partitioning your disks nothing about Arch is DIY.

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No.27901 [Reply]

any one else just love the piper cub?

also post some other schway planes
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i saw a 1927 travil biplane up close the other day, it was georgeous


Does anyone here mess around in flight simulators at all? I just picked up a joystick and spent my night messing around in FlightGear after not messing around in a flight simulator for at least 5 years.

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No.27904 [Reply]

Post your recent purchases here, or what you want in the near future.
Sandman Absolute Edition #1
Aphex Twin Cheetah EP
Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool
新しい日の誕生 by 2814
Some Vertigo and Image comic value packs


replicant phone
Libreboot T400
A beagleboard(?)
Also thinking of buying a cheapish AMD Phenom II x4 CPU cooler and fixing up my dusty tower that I don't use anymore.
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I recently repaired/upgraded the computer I destroyed in an overclocking disaster and am very satisfied with the new system. It is an Intel Core i5 4690K processor on a MSI Z97 gaming motherboard. I would definitely recommend these components to others.

Next up I want to replace my smartphone.

I'm eyeing an LG G5, but it seems that by every single metric it is a downgrade from my LG G3. It makes no sense whatsoever, but the CPU and GPU are weaker, the screen size is smaller, the screen-to-body ratio is worse, and yet the phone is somehow still heavier. The only improvement I can find is that it has 4GB of memory instead of 3GB, but is that really worth sacrificing everything else?

I honestly think I'm just going to buy another LG G3 on eBay for $150 instead of wasting money on a soykaftier phone just because the number is higher.


>sees ads on the internet

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No.27923 [Reply]

Here we put soothing things for people who don't care and don't want to think about the presidential elections.

All will be shit no matter who wins, brothers. Might as well have a good time while everything falls apart.
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I don't really blame you, Lain. Everyone riding this spaceship seems a bit fucked in the head right now.


I voted supreme. Although my mouth is ringed with soykaf, my hands and conscience are clean.

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No.27938 [Reply]

hello !
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are you a school? cause i wanna shoot kids inside you

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No.27969 [Reply]

Does Lainchan like tabletop games? Wargames, RPGs, etc.
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Net play can't precisely replicate the experience of sitting down with your friends and having a good roleplaying session with ink pen, dead trees, and plastic dice clattering on a hard tabletop, but it can come pretty close, especially with Tabletop Simulator. I recommend looking for an online group.

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No.27989 [Reply]

I suck at making online friends. I want to have people to work on projects with.

What do you like to do lains? Program at all? Play any vidya?
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I'm finishing up an Associate's Degree in programming(specializing in Java/app-building), and trying to figure out what to do next. I never got too good at programmong, but I'm trying to learn/re-learn on my own now. I don't play too much vidya anymore and pretty much just watch LPs.


>play any vidya?

If anybody is up for some GTA Online on the Xbox 360 (Jesus Christ long-fuarrrking-shot, I know), feel free to hit me up. Gamertag QWERTY531.

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No.27998 [Reply]

Here's something: whenever I'm somewhere else on the interwebs and specifically 4chan, and see any vein of cyb it brings me back to lainchan.

Perhaps this could be a good marketing tactic to bring more traffic to lainchan.


The site is currently decently well populated, and we've got a decent average level of quality going on.
I don't think marketing for more users would nessecarily benefit us, let like minded individuals know how to find us.


See https://lainchan.org/q/res/11996.html#11996

for further related discussion.

This sort of discussion is the realm of /q/ and should be continued in that thread. Locking this thread.

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No.28002 [Reply]

West coast Lainons, have you felt anything yet?
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I think they came in '94. I know for a fact theres a pararescue unit in NorCal so they might be zipping around in the aftermath. I dunno I think its gonna be a slighty worse northridge earthquake: Where tons of soykaf gets fuarrrked up but not a lot of people die.


Oh god, then all the Silicon Valley crazies will have their own little fiefdom..

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No.28008 [Reply]

Hash: SHA256

Here is the new URL: http://cosmicpuppet.tk:8080/lainwiki

The old one (on Tor) is always accessible.

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Offline - everything in it was a bad idea from the beginning


Will work on that later - also, to the mods, multiple threads seems to be very annoying, please remove.

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No.28017 [Reply]

Hey lainanons. Christmas/Hanukkah/kwanzaa/snowflakeday is coming up. What's on your present list?
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Nothing. fuarrrk consumerism. Its destroying wild earth and humanity.


Don Hertzfeldt! What are you doing here?

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No.28027 [Reply]

Does anyone here enjoy /fringe/ topics?
or just general spooky topics?
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I enjoy it because I'm weird

Dabbling in chaos magick and ayylmaos recently


> Fairy sightings
Pls tell me more.

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No.28043 [Reply]

Which one of you is responsible for this?

Good job.

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I don't know who did this, but I believe it's things like this that keep this community alive, awesome. I wish I could contribute but I'm just not creative enough beyond making the occasional pull-request on Lainchans Github.


this reminds me. anyone been to the site that is supposed to sell Accela?

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No.28073 [Reply]

Anyone live in the Harrisburg Pennsylvania area? Bored and looking to hang out with who ever.

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No.28074 [Reply]

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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I'll start, Blade Runner all day, baby.


Moved to >>>/cult/4884.

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No.28081 [Reply]

If you were legit immortal as in not aging and invulnerable to bullets, what would you do in the first few centuries before apathy overcame you?

Also, how would you hide your immortality from the general public and the government?
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> "Lmao dude I fuarrrked ur grandma"
How many generations would need to pass until it wouldn't be incest anymore? :P


That was pretty good watch. Thanks for the recommendation.

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No.28087 [Reply]

Have any of you Lains given any sort of magic a try before? Don't know if this is the right board for it, but I suppose let's have a magic thread.
I'm thinking of attempting to make and use a curse tablet / defixio, any one done this before?
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lain-approved into to the occult when
pls i am a baby


An introduction to the occult.

First you must ask yourself why you're here? Seriously, stop for a moment and think about this and be honest with yourself, no one is watching. There are many answers to this question: Wisdom, compassion, control, power or a thousand more. All of them are legitimate, but if you do not know what you want, you are unlikely to get it. It may be, at this point, it becomes apparent to you that the occult isn't really the best way for you to pursue your goals. Great, step one was still a success, you know what you want and perhaps I'll see you again sometime. If not, keep reading.

Occult is a Latin word. It means secret or hidden. Some truths are obvious. Others are not and unearthing them is at the heart of what we do. Sometimes these are big truths. Is there a god above? What is the purpose of this world? Sometimes they are not. Why did you hesitate? Was there truly nothing you could do? But truth is truth and every inch of it is valuable and so very fickle. Always keep looking and question everything you know. No matter how smart or wise you are, there are vistas beyond what you've seen. "Trust in those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who have found it."

That, perhaps, is one of the more obvious truths but an important one none the less. On to more practical matters. It's common for beginners to ask what books they should read or what systems they should follow and the answer is whatever you like. The secrets of this universe are written on the backs of cereal boxes if you've the right eyes to see them. They're your eyes, you tell me what you should read. Shop around. You are seeking the truth and so you should trust in yourself. If it looks good, go with it. If it smells like bullsoykaf, it is. So long as you keep your mind open the worst that can happen is you'll learn from your mistakes. There are a thousand systems, each for a million eyes, but only one truth.

It would be remiss of me not to provide a little concrete direction. Learn to meditate. Again, there are many methods though here the differences between them are more relevant. Just sitting down and having a good hard think about your life is very useful and as much meditation as anything else but there's a specific technique I'd like to share. Get comfy and close your eyes. Thoughts will arise. When they do ask yourself why? Normally it will be an emotional connection. Try to stay detached from them and let them flow back into your mind. No matter how important these thoughts might seem when you're meditating nothing is more important than letting them go. Sometimes these thoughts will be "meta" thoughts. You'll think about the process itself. I need to let this go. Am I doing this right? Is this working? It doesn't matter. They're thoughts like any other, let them go. In time, thoughts will stop arising and wonders will reveal themselves. It took me more than a year of practice and frustration. Stick with it. Your doubts, your hopes, your frustrations, all of them, let them go.

Oh, and remember the first rule of magic. Never summon anything bigger than your own head. I mean, sorry, do not call up what ye cannot put down. Good luck.

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No.28107 [Reply]

Post Cyb/cool/funny WebMs - Lets make this broad - anything goes as long as its interesting, funny or entertaining.

From infomercials, and how to's to YLYL and cool music vids! (remember 25Mb max post size)

If you post a "john cena" it better be NEW and FUNNY!


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No.28113 [Reply]

Send an email to laintracker@airmail.cc for an invitation. If you do not specify what email address with which you would like to register, I will assume that you want to use the address that sent the email.

I promise that your email will not go beyond me. Additionally all incoming and outgoing emails are promptly and permanently deleted. You may also use a disposable email account like guerrillamail.com if you don't trust me with your actual email address. If you use this method, however, your account on the tracker will be under more scrutiny than others.

We look forward to seeing you on the tracker. Sharing is caring, lains! ^_^

Version: GnuPG v2

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"Incredibly easy to get ratio on"
Maybe if you own a seedbox or something, I'm seeding everything I've downloaded and have been for days and my ratio is still under 0.05


>my ratio is still under 0.05
>Tokens: 999

Also, when uploading movies it barely asks for any info (Title, tags, etc.); when editing it asks for audio format (FLAC, MP3, AAC, etc.), artists, and wheter it's a scene release or a different edition when editing, but doesn't ask for those when uploading.

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No.28151 [Reply]

Did the fight to free knowledge die after Swartz's death?

There are still paywalls for non-uni students or researchers who desire to read most research material out there. I know there was a 35GB dump of pre-1923 documents (which are supposed to be under public domain by now) a couple years ago, but there isn't even an easy way to browse them. It's not much use to liberate knowledge if it's not even easily accessible to the public.

And what about modern papers? Anyone hosting them on the clearnet would get a call from the feds but it should be easy enough to set up an onion domain where people could donate papers like the PACER recycling bin. Right?
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You should only be using DOIs to directly access what you want as >>28156 said.

Searching is very much unneeded bandwidth-usage when the searching and finding of papers can be done elsewhere then access of exact papers on on sci-hub


Thank you!

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No.28158 [Reply]

A weekend or two ago I broke into a partially complete highrise to get to the roof and take pictures. Here are the pictures I took.

Climbed to second floor of parking garage to get past guard and explored ~15 of the 30+ floors under construction. Also went to the roof for most of these pics. Very windy up there.

Skyline Pics/Urban Exploration thread?
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thanks friend. i took that picture from on top of a parking garage.


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Took this photo yesterday, near my home

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No.28173 [Reply]

It bothers me when sci-fi shows say they are X years in the future, and they have this one amazing technological advancement, however, once you start watching the show you see that general life and other technologies are pretty much the same as today.

Even worse if the series tries to save itself by saying stuff: 'We live so far in the future, but we just like to do stuff the old fashioned way.'

I think that such sci-fi stories that don't try to show off their vision of the future show a lack of creativity.
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The years ahead in a current sci-fi is like the distance away from a dartboard, if shooting for a prophetic bullseye.


Sci-fi doesn't neccessarily need to predict the future, but what it can provide is inspiration for us to act on in the real world.

Star trek popularised the idea of replicators, and now so many clever scientists and engineers are looking at how to make something like that. Star trek also brought teleportation into pop culture, and many physicists are banging their heads on the wall on how to make it happen.

Great sci-fi shows should be less about predicting, more about inspiring IMHO.

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No.28179 [Reply]

JoJo is my second favourite anime. There was no JoJo thread here, so I decided to fix that.

Post JoJo memes and reaction pics here. References are also fine.
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You need to read the manga. Glorious Araki art and more content overall.


Code Geass
3rd is the *monogatari series
4th is Hidamari sketch
5th Steins;gate
If you want to see the anime, start with the 2012 series and then go upward. It can indeeed be binge watched.

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No.28186 [Reply]

People are being poisoned,infected,numbed,crippled and balded by the shampoo,beverages and food.
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>show me an example of someone being crippled by food
Ayy lmao!!!


OP just needs an excuse for going bald.

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No.28194 [Reply]

I had taken to running my block every day. Sometimes 5 or more laps a day just to lose a little weight and for fun. I got a job a few months back and got rid of my Asics shoes because they got holes in them.

Can Lain maybe point me to a good brand of running, exercise shoe that will last me awhile?
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I thought you meant you had taken up running lainOS again and I got excited. Aw


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LainOS was a pipedream. They should have used GNU/Linux instead of a fledgling BSD as the base to work from. Just my personal opinion on it. Would be cool to see it resurrected though.

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No.28213 [Reply]

I just got an android phone for the first time in awhile.

What should I do with the default OS and apps?

I already installed Signal and F-Droid?
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the lain is lainchan.org :)
The start button IS functional!
I downloaded an APK of a program that allows total home screen customization and then got a large file that had all sorts of windows 95 icons. It was really simple Lain! I love you Lain :)


>Daeshchan is non-free.
No, it is.

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No.28219 [Reply]

hi, my usual search methods turned up with nothing
so, my laptop has a touch screen and i like to use it in the portrait orientation
does anyone know if such a thing (pic related) exists for laptops? i know you can get something for tablets but my laptop is 14 inches and weighs ~3lbs
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I doubt you would get much use out of plate stands for your laptop given the weight and it's distribution.


How would the distro affect the stand usefulness?
Any distro can be modified to be used in that orientation.

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No.28227 [Reply]

I've been lurking here for almost 2 years. I feel almost alien posting now, yet at the same time at home.

Any other lurkers here?
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I'm a lurker myself. Only recently did i make some postings, giving some advice where i think it could help.


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Lurkers of the board, unite! We can all love Lain together!

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No.28230 [Reply]

Hey, I've been at college and haven't been here in forever, this place still active?
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What exactly is "HN"? Pardon me if this is a dumb question.


'Hacker' News a.k.a news.ycombinator.com your number one resource for startup culture glorification and why software developers excel in any field by applying these crazy radical software (development) concepts. And you should check out this new JS-ism.

To be fair, interesting links do pop up and sometimes comments give great additional insight. Just like it is with any other big aggregation platform.

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No.28248 [Reply]

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Flood detected, post Descarted.


hue/10 would decompress again

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No.28320 [Reply]

I play a sport (doesn't matter which) in a local team. I wouldn't say it is a big thing but it's important enough for me to care. I usually have one game per week.
After some time, I noticed that every time that I fapped before the game, my performance would drop drastically and I would play really bad.
It doesn't have a correct time, but usually if I fap anytime during the week of the game this will happen.
Of course this is bad for the reasons stated above, but also because I can't determine how I am really doing in the sport, or if I played worse because I had a bad day or because I fapped one/two weeks before.
Does this happen with anybody else or does someone know what causes this?

>pic not related
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a) Moore's law is logistical, not exponential. It's already slowing down.
b)calculations per second is a terrible measure of mind capacity


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Just a note OP In the future you'll get more answers posting feel-things on >>>/feels/

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No.28325 [Reply]

I think this lovely, lovely site deserves its own thread, so here we are.
What do you lains think of this site? Have you found any hidden pages? Have EYES grown inside? Have you been spooked???
Sol onset.


What is /res/ ?

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No.28352 [Reply]

>last lainchan.org tweet: sep 2015

What happened?
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Jupiter is third best girl.


Moved to >>>/q/12549.

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No.28366 [Reply]

so here it is
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Some seagulls


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Here are some lake pics
it is very deep

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No.28377 [Reply]

Hi fellow Lainanons, I've always found myself to be a very unproductive person, always meandering through life looking at everything but just being very unfocused in general.
It makes me a little depressed, and I'm trying to come up with a system to improve my productivity because of it.
In this note I have my daily activities divided up per hour, and I have hourly timers set, so I work for a set amount of time towards a certain goal, without a set quota.

At first I decided to map it out very specifically up to 5 minutes accuracy, but that seemed very stressful to follow properly, so I decided to just have a few finite activities per hour "block", and have a singular activity that I can continue indefinitely, to fill it up.

I will try to post updates on how my system is working for me, and I figured I'd share my evaluations of how the system is working on here, feedback is very much appreciated.

Feel free to use this thread to discuss productivity, self motivation and talk about your own methods to get your lazy ass to do things!
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Well the results for day 1 are in!
I couldn't sleep at all that night (heavy insomnia issues), and I ended up falling asleep during the first programming block.
It was a very nice approach so far though, I found it pretty productive to force myself to work for timeblocks so there is a definite start and end.

Once my uni starts I'll be able to wurm in some exercise, can't wait to get back to the swimming pool routine.
Another thing I might try after a few days is just simply trying to alter the length of the blocks, programming blocks for example could be 2 hours long, and other, less involved tasks like my French and reading could be slightly less than one block, so I might use the following solution:
I will go for a pattern like this:

1 hr - less involved tasks (French/reading), auxillary feelgood things (walks/meditating)
2 hr - deep work block (programming for example, more indepth study/writing)
1 hr - caring for self tasks, food, relaxation like listening to music, tidying

I will loop this twice during my day.
This way I will be able to "get into the zone" for the 2 hr work blocks while also offering enough variety that I don't get discouraged.

I wonder what I'll do about my day planning once uni starts, I'll have to be very serious about planning because I'll also have travel times and activities in real life to worry about, kinda is like kicking dead whales down the beach but can't be helped, guess I'll have to devote time to planning stuff out daily.

It actually is easy once you set timers and just force yourself to work on it.
Structured approaches to acquiring skills always work.


Merry Xmas <3

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No.28395 [Reply]

A Merry Xmas thread.
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Click ImgOps -> yandex
Range Murata


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No.28397 [Reply]

your opinion on sega shadowrun
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Ended up purchasing this game when it came out. Still one of my favorite games to this day.

Wasted way too much time playing this instead of being productive back in the 90s.


Downloaded the ROM for this to play on my homebrew 3DS a few months ago, got around to playing it this week, gotta say, its good soykaf.

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No.28398 [Reply]

Can we just post random, interesting images of any kind in this thread? Sometimes a picture is worth many words. I'll post a few just because.
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No.28417 [Reply]

Hey lainons, I just tried my first cigar and really liked it, I have plans to sit down with some friends soon and smoke some. I just drank some ice tea last time, and will most likely stick to that.

What brands do you guys like

What do you drink with it

What else do you do to make it extra comfy?

Merry Christmas


Moved to >>>/drg/4453.

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No.28454 [Reply]

Should I buy lainchan stickers and stick them in /cyb/ locations in the real world, interesting places that the right kind of people might find?

I'm thinking of exploring nature reserves, sumps, old places and the like, and spreading the good word of Lain.

I think this is a really great idea to get more diverse and interesting people posting on this board, but I worry that 1. not many people will find them and actually make the connection to come here, and 2. it may somehow draw the wrong sort of attention here, maybe seen as vandalism or something, you never know with people nowadays.

What do you lains think? Is this a good idea? Should more people do this? I wasn't sure where to make this thread, so I'll put it on /r/.
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Outcome of Berlin christmas market running over
Nearby arab (probably muslim) came to scene to have a good laugh


>arab guy happens to be smiling while on his phone
>he must be laughing about the people who just died

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No.28478 [Reply]

I was considering to put this in tech, but I won't as it is only indirectly about tech.

Anyways. what do you guys like about him?
For me it's:
1) Started a movement that forever changed CS for the better. Not only CS but copyright as well.
2) He is controversial and doesn't care about it. Wacky.
3) He is the old-old school of hackers, Maybe the only 1st gen hacker still in the trade.
4) He is an academic. Especially in his heart. The guy basically lives at his university.
5) Part of a dying but formerly cool subculture(hippy)
6) If he isn't an Anarcho-syndicalist then he almost is.
7) He is the best well intentioned extremist that the FSF and any similar socio-political movement needs.

What he does now is not CS anymore, he is basically a professional philosopher in a way, which I don't mind. IMHO philosophy is also interesting.

I only wish this was updated more regularly:

You may also post Stallman and FS memes and reacts.
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Leave. Leave and never come back.


I think a lot of people have a somewhat negative opinion of Stallman because they don't really understand his humour. While his political and software stance is made perfectly clear, he also tends to speak half in just, often alongside the serious points.
Watch an interview and look for the moment Stallman says something he thinks is funny, but the interviewer doesn't get it at all resulting in a few seconds of dead air.

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No.28495 [Reply]

I propose that we set up a pen pal system. Each person chooses one other person to be their pen pal, and nobody can have more than 2 pen pals. You exchange email addresses and pgp keys with your pen pal, and sign each others' pgp keys(this is to get a good web of trust going). Naturally, we have to announce who we're being pen pals with.

Once a week, you send your pen pal an encrypted email about whatever you want.

What do you lains think? I'll start.

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Well I feel god damn stupid. That's the wrong fuarrrking key.

Version: GnuPG v2



I enjoy everything computer-related, but I also love to learn about anything else.




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No.28513 [Reply]

We hope that this year will be not too dystopian.
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My waifu


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Here's to a happy 2017. Wishing you all the best.

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No.28581 [Reply]

Not sure whether to post this on /r/ or /cult/ but I thought it'd be relevant to Lainchan's interests.

Xonotic is a free (both as in no cost and as in free software) arena shooter that I personally find enjoyable since it's simple to learn.

You can get it from xonotic.org
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I'd be interested in this


You should now see Unofficial lainchan.org Server. If there is any problem with the configuration, you have some suggestions or anything else, you can write them here or contact me at harutoman@waifu.club.
PGP http://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xF149771EF5B5479D

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No.28619 [Reply]

I just today was accused of discussing bombing the school with someone I didn't talk to that day. My current plan is simply to tell the truth to prove it was not me. Has any other lainons been in this experience or similar? Any advice?
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The thing is this belief system is rooted in nature, as you admit.
Testosterone over long periods of time (or really even shorter periods of times) literally doubles your physical strength, as men are on average twice as strong as women and even the weakest males are on the same strength level as female athletes.


>literally doubles

[citation needed]

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No.28634 [Reply]

I feel that this post doesn't suit this chan, but it's the only one with pdfs I know.
I want to learn a lot about bondage, how to use ropes correctly.
Is there a Lain who have a good ebook on that?


I don't want to be that guy, but there are online communities for this. Most of the info on rope and bondage can be found through those places. Lainchan isnt really a good place to ask, and I think you'd have better luck there.


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i gotchu fam

also giyf
just type in bondage/shibari/rope tying

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No.28642 [Reply]

An illicit photo taken at my work (a chemical laboratory) . would you be interested in more of these? This place is full of all sorts of down to earth laboratory photogenic goodies
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No you can't, if you blatantly ignore security on a board that is at least partially focused on security, you're going to be corrected.

If you define the photo as "illicit" then neglect to remove exif, pointing out that it was left in is doing the person a service.

Assume everything that touches the internet is available to everyone, if you don't want people to see it, don't upload it.


Maybe too late considering you didn't mention it in the OP, but, are you releasing that image under any license? Wondering if I can use it for anything or if it should just go into my "rugs" folder.

>why do you guys take acid its not even good
Take that back. LSD is a beautiful drug.

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No.28645 [Reply]

I think this is a book everyone should read.
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I think It's safe to say that everybody here has read it.
But I haven't read it in a couple years, I should read it again.


That was beautiful, thank you for sharing this OP. I had never heard of this story before.

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No.28694 [Reply]

They're everywhere.

They demand answers, but when you give them some they reject them.

They pretend to be skeptics, but refuse to give up their beliefs.

When backed into a corner they spout the most vile bullsoykaf.

They act like the own the place.

They must be stopped.
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You get it. Successful argumentation starts with the conclusions of the opposition, goes through their axioms, then down deeper than that to bring them over to your side. When two people argue over something, they are usually both being rational. But if they disagree, they are arguing from a different set of axiomatic beliefs that they refuse to question to protect themselves. You must question these beliefs in yourself and nudge others towards their own questioning. You can never convince someone else without their volition. Arguing is not a competition. It's cooperative.


>and in the same post you still say that some people are right enough to be able to asses that some things are wrong.

Wrong. I said that some things are false, not that everybody can tell so.

>When two people argue over something, they are usually both being rational.

I have never seen an impassioned argument that was perfectly rational.

>Arguing is not a competition. It's cooperative.

Completely false.

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No.28759 [Reply]

post your wallpapers, I could use some more in my folder
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Wow, I made this while ago


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No.288 [Reply]

Starting a general science thread while the gods decide if /sci/ is resurrected or replaced. Post whatever you want as long as it's meaningful and science related.

Apparently some scientists found out that some reptile scales are cellular automata with respect to their color:

I can't recall any previous examples of cellular automata in nature (besides cells themselves), so this could be big. I won't be surprised if scientists start to find more of these in nature, since cellular automata and evolution seem to be closely linked.
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Hey old /sci/ dwellers.
I'm studying vector calculus and I'm searching for a book that describes spherical base vectors.
If anyone has any pointers I'd be more than grateful.

I offer the board this book. It describes a construction for calculus through the use of infinitesimal numbers instead of the traditional approach of using limits.

I hope someone finds this book useful.


Oh I just realized that the book I posted contains something about spherical coordinates.

lol.. but having more than one perspective is always useful.. right?
So my request still stands.

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No.28833 [Reply]

Someone actually made a Lainchan FB group?
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^ member of said group agrees. Why am I in it.


Yeah but then the thread dies in an hour (or a week here) and next you're agreeing with the same twit who previously tore you a new vagina. And you never know when this has happened. That's the beauty and mystery of imageboards.

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No.28903 [Reply]

So we have a new wiki since a few weeks. We used to have another one several months ago but I wasn't able to host it.

Here is the URL as the thread on /q/ is going to be unstickied: http://0x05876605/wiki/

The software that I use is MediaWiki (backups are easier).

You can use this thread for two things: share things that you want to see on the wiki (even just links); but we'd prefer you to go edit the wiki yourself.

You can contact me by finding my email on the homepage of the server or by joining the #lainwiki room on Lainchan's IRC.

We are also looking for a better logo and more specifically for banners-looking ones.


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Notice the new url: https://lainwiki.cocaine.ninja/index.php/Main_Page (automated redirection).

Also we are looking for skilled and old users to write articles (but everyone can participate). For example, the lainchan's history page is the actual priority.

Also here is how we host files:

You can make a copy on any online service like cocaine.ninja for example. People can download it here to seed on laintracker and ipfs. After the file is verified as permanent the link is removed and only remain those of ipfs and laintracker.

What do you think about it ?

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No.28915 [Reply]

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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Yeah, the referer is a bit broken. Don't worry too much about it.

I'll make a thumbnailer soon, as I've noticed this too (and it's frankly quite annoying)


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whoa this is more /cyb/ than lainchan, other dimensions clearly stepped their aesthetics game up

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No.29144 [Reply]

Today I figured out that I'm probably the richest man in the world. I just found my old notebook with 1000 security mnemonic, now I have about a million of btc. I don't really even know what to do.
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Do you know the source on this image??



Wandering Island - Kenji Tsuruta

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No.29199 [Reply]

When it comes to dessert most people fall in several categories… So here are the categories:

The cream type…
…is the type that loves all kinds of cream…Icing, gelatine, whipped cream, chocolate cream, ice cream, whipped cream. And usually some fruit as well. Pastry is optional, but when it is there it is usually there to just to make the desert stable in form.
If you are this, I suggest you try the relatively new but popular icy wind cake.

The chocolate type:
Although with the change of generations, vanilla has taken the lead as the most popular flavour, this type stays with the proven chocolate.. Chocolate icing, chocolate cream…well everything chocolate just for chocolates sake. Other than chocolate their recipes can contain nuts and caramel.
The classic Sacher cake is this guys favourite

The pastry type:
Donuts and croissants… as well as waffles and various filled breads. Usually those are filled with chocolate or jam.
Well I suggest…donuts.

The nuts type:
Everything with various nuts. This type usually also loves pastry, however only the hard types of pastry. Also honey.

The fruit type:
Well, desserts with lots of fruits. The fruits themselves are usually supplemented by gelatine or by cream.

And many others…

Which type are you? I am definitely a cream guy. Although I do like the occasional donut or croissant.
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I'm in the cream category for sure. I love a good slice of torte or cheesecake. I'm not big on ice cream or chocolate, but I don't hate them. That icy wind cake looks great.



Pastry type, reporting in. Not the biggest fan of fried bread though, so donuts are eh for me.

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No.29218 [Reply]

You decide to take a trip outside for a study session. The evening sky welcomes your presence with wide open orange and blue colors. No one bothers you at all all the way to your local cafe- which is empty at the time of the day. You pick your spot nice and cozy against a corner to focus. Something catches your eye. She looks familiar in a strange way but you can't put your finger on it... until you spot the crossed braid in her single strain of hair. It's Lain! You approach her to say something, but in your nerves you mis-pronounce her name...
...each post from the first reply onward is the name you accidentally call her. How fuarrrked are you? How do you save your silly mistake? Do you run? Hide? No matter where you go, everyone's connected anyway lainon. :)


jokes on you i am lain


I just slap the bitch. Bitches love when daddy slaps them. After I do, we sit down in the now orange-only sky and she cries her eyes out over a cup of tea, then disappears to do whatever is left of the episode. Damn it was a good slap.

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No.29288 [Reply]

It's amazing how I fear mass computerization today. 10 years ago, I'd be very happy to know how 2017 will turn out, but now it horrifies me from the inside. Internet has finally become an ad-serving media, and corporations dropped all ethics just to make us sure that we will know about some UltraWhatever 3000. Ad corporations have acquired technology not any worse than secret services like CIA or MI-6 have and they are perfectly safe to keep using such technologies because corporations don't violate any written rights, it's all just business.
Maybe it's the heaven cyberpunk lovers dreamt of, but it's not my dream. I want to get off this ride.
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You know that a megadeath is just a million dead, right?
That'd actually be a pretty light toll.

Also, life under aristocracy is not fun, and that circle is more exclusive than the rich-corp-owner one.

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No.29323 [Reply]

Hi music freaks. I created a new stream with cyberpunk music. Hope you enjoy it and suggest me something.


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No.29383 [Reply]

Will any other Lains be attending Def Con this year? Is a meet-up a possibility?
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Am I the only one who thinks this warning is kind of stupid?
I mean, I'm all on board for discouraging soykafty posts, but I can't really see how one could elaborate more on a topic like this without becoming redundant.. In this case the thread's quality is determined by the posts in it and sometimes simplicity is the best course to take. But hey, what do I know? Sorry, I just wanted to say this, no disrespect intended.

As for the question, no, I have no resources to travel at the moment. Seems like something I'd like to check out and get involved with someday though.


Post is pretty short and doesn't tell us wtf Defcon is / why we should give a soykaf about it. Just a bunch of questions strung together.

(I don't care if you nerds already know about defcon. It's still a soykafty post by any standard)

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No.29399 [Reply]

does lainchan have an onion link?


Moved to >>>/q/13018.

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No.29470 [Reply]

>tfw no lainist friends to study SEL with
anybody on this damn chan a lainist?

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i also lurked on lainchan before watching SEL just finished it. i like the more calm discusions here more than on other chan's too


>>29869 was ment for >>29794

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No.29487 [Reply]

Snacks is back and still hosting Midnight Snacks after 12 years of chantertainment. Here comes a Midnight Snacks thread!

Show airs in 90 minutes. Prepare thine self for some chiptune, future bass, and j-pop:

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Oh goodness Lain, thanks for reminding me. I don't have internet at home so I download like a dozen podcasts a week and take them home. I haven't listened to Snacks in a few years.


Dang seeing how much of the show is available as a download fills my heart with joy. Forgot about this for a long long time now. Going to start going back and listening to episodes. Cheers.

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No.29531 [Reply]


I don't know how I feel about this, could be a good tool to stem the flow of those who spit the soykaf, but it seems like it could spiral downhill real fast. Couldn't website owners configure it so that anything that goes against a certain point of view won't be able to be posted? It's like Big Brother's wet dream if that is indeed possible. Please discuss!

absolutely blasphemous.
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A huge problem with this is that it's going to characterize "toxicity" based on whatever the organization/think-tank/corporation that funds it thinks


It is completely stupid. It's not based on context its based on words.

"you are wrong" scores 26%
where as
"i think that you are wrong" scores 16%

"I fuarrrking hate you" scores 99%
where as
"I disagree with your use of "I fuarrrking hate you" in your comment. Please do not use it again" scores 88%

It's not an AI as they brand it, its just a word filter. A really bad one at that.

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No.29546 [Reply]

Hello Lainons. I spent all day creating a chiptune/bitpop/breakcore mix for my younger friend who wasn't around for olden chip/chan days. The mix largely is composed of tracks popular around 2008, as this was when I was most into 8bit music.

I share it now with you. Lain, please enjoy!

Lets All Blip Lain (Chiptune, Bitpop, Breakcore Mix)


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OP: Post your email or come find maps in irc and I'll give you an invite. Thanks for the rad mix.


Link still works for me

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No.29560 [Reply]

  ∧_∧   ♪ ∧∧  ∧∧  
  ( ・ω・) (・∀・)(´ω` ) --oh boy!
  ( つ つ .._ _\ ♪ ----------
  ヽθ θ |_|≡□| | |
          ̄ ̄ Here comes the DJ CLONEPA discography!

Hello lains. I have made a thing.

This discography contains all existing DJ Clonepa music known to humankind. This includes LPs, EPs, compilations, and singles.

Many of these tracks are not available anywhere else on the web and came from either now defunct sites (ex. Clonepa's old Myspace) or were never released tracks that were aquired from Clonepa himself.

Please enjoy!

torrent: http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5363114

  ∧_∧   ♪
  ( ・ω・)
  ( つ つ .._ _\ ♪
  ヽθ θ |_|≡□|
          ̄ ̄



Is this still being seeded?
My download stalled at 10%.

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No.29571 [Reply]

Would you be able to survive in an end times scenario? Are your survival skills good enough that you'd be able to manage without a bunch of the basics you have now? I would've said yes easily a few years ago, but I feel my skills are dulling on this.

Anyone here doomsday prep? I keep a few things ready if everything went wrong, but I'd feel silly stockpiling cans of beans forever. Just having some basic stuff ready seems like enough in my mind. Are you prepared?
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As others have said, it's largely dependent on what exactly is the doomsday situation we'd be facing and no matter what it is, everyone has a pretty good chance at dying no matter what, otherwise it wouldn't be much of an end times scenario.

That being said, I'd like to think I'd have an above average chance for sure. I live somewhere that never gets too hot or too cold, so the elements aren't a major concern. I am a data-hoarder with a hobby in doomsday material be it prepping or just reading fictional stories. I have a decent amount of food that I could live off of if stores stopped stocking. I know how to grow my own food. I have access to many guns and trusted people who can use them. I have countless physical and digital guides on survival from water purification, gardening, and shelter-building to hunting, weapon-crafting, and so forth. Plus I'm in decent shape with no required medication or setbacks. I think I'd do great right up until the 2nd week of the apocalypse when some guy with a starving kid kills me for my stuff.


I have a fair amount of survivalist knowledge and lore, but I'd probably suffer from lack of practical experience putting any of it into practice. I need to do more camping, fishing, and offroading. Also I need better equipment instead of the crap I have. Also I would be dragging family members along who do NOT listen to advice, and they would likely get everyone killed.
Also, I'm in Australia, and the only people with guns are farmers, criminals and police, none of whom I trust.

As for a dystopian scenario, I keep a minimal online profile for the most part, and try to stay off the police's attention, but my family are terrorists on one side and communists on the other side, so my name alone probably sets off alarm bells from Interpol to UNCLE.

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No.29618 [Reply]

Does anyone else have an account on SDF?

We could have a get together, like the pen pal thread.

I am pretty new, so I don't know much about SDF, but I think it could be fun.
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not long, i don't think.


Why not create a BBoard thread as well? At least that way we don't have to use the abomination that is com.

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No.29631 [Reply]

Does anyone else see the problem with the pic?
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It was a meme you dip.

Thanks, I try.



Ada Lovelace is a huge part of the reason you're on a computer right now.

There's also Curie, Chatelet, countless others...

I know you're trolling, but this is a more common misconception than it should be.

Also, OPs list is quality pop-intellectual comedy. It does hurt to read...


He's almost certainly a savant in some capacity, but a really brilliant programmer and philosophically driven man. He would be nearly the last person I'd remove from this list.

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No.29637 [Reply]

new user here
so lurking i somehow found this
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Consider it considered.


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>Mongolian meme smith here, for now all my efforts at making memes that fit this place have resulted in a failure.

Have you consulted with an experienced meme designer? If your memes aren't distinctive enough to be noticed, they'll have trouble catching on.

Consider investing in a high quality memepress and don't substitute cheaper materials for the real thing.

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No.29655 [Reply]

So was watching this Maury gem and noticed that there are no comments on this vid, even though it has over 130,000 views. Anyone have any idea why this is? Does YouTube have known errors in accidentally erasing video comments? It was uploaded in 2010.
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This stuff happens from glitches and most commonly, when comments are allowed, but have to be approved first, with none actually approved.


>watching soykaf 90's and early 2000's reality TV

What a time to be a live.

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No.29661 [Reply]

DMOZ is over.
How does this make you feel?
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I think I may still actually be the editor for their cyberpunk directory. I'll have to check it out.


DMOZ is not a private tracker, here is the link

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No.29679 [Reply]

Am I derezzed yet? I really wanna see what happens.


Thank you, I can rest in piece now.


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In the ultrafuture everyone is equally chained up and forced to perform microtasks for micropayments

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No.29686 [Reply]

Hey Lains! What's your favorite SID tunes? Share some C64 sounds! Here iare some of my favorites:

EchoField 6581 by Maniacs of Noise

RoboCop 3 by Jeroen Tel

Arkanoid by Martin Galaway

Link to HVSC so you can download them all and don't have to watch on Youtube.
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head like a hole cover is dope

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No.29687 [Reply]

Who is this girl? People said I should ask here
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Holy soykaf who's this hot piece of ass


I don't know but that image has given me a diamond tipped titanium poon pounder.

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No.29699 [Reply]

“Why Hello there, Foolish Mortal,” a pair of creatures greet me as I approach a fork in the maze, “we are the guardians of this part of the maze. To go beyond, you will need to overcome a challenge”

“Let’s hear it!” I respond giddily.

“Before you lie two paths. One leads to the route you desire,” one of them starts

“And the other leads to certain doom,” the other continues. “We will give you information about the paths before you, but at a cost. One of us will always tell the truth,”

“And the other will always tell a lie”

Aha!, I think to myself. I could outsmart them by asking them about a simple question and using process of elimination to find the correct one! Wait… I need to know if there’s a limit of questions I can ask them… I certainly don’t want there to be any unforeseen consequences, do I?

“Wait,” I begin, “I can ask you guys more than one question and nothing bad is going to happen to happen, right?”




What do?
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>a dragonplate skyrim armor outfit will do just fine. of course used jeans with a t-shirt is also acceptable

>Why not both?

"Would you happen to have armor and/or casual attire?"
"Well of course! We may be a 7-11 on the side of a questionable dungeon, but that doesn't mean we don't come well-stocked from headquarters! Follow me"

>You begin following the clerk into the deeper parts of the store (this is kind of large for a 7-11, you think to yourself, but don't give this much thought), when you come across a combination of attire and armor

>Two different attires catch your eyes: A complete set of armor, with chest-plates, chain mail, and other parts of armor you don't exactly remember the name of all on display. Next to the set of armor lies a semi-formal light-blue button-down shirt with some fashionable red pants below.

>You read the price tags on both sets of clothing:

Armor - $10,000
Semi-Casual Attire - $40

You could always try to cough up the money by working at the 7-11, but you think to yourself that you always have options.

What do you do?

>Work honestly and faithfully until you have enough money to buy the armor

>Ask for discounts
>Try to steal the armor when he's not looking


start working and ask for an employee discount

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No.29717 [Reply]

There was some confusion about the time of the stream, it is still going on and it will be at 18:00 CST.

You can watch it either in the webclient at
or in a player of your choice at

The movie will be the final cut of Blade Runner, the stream will go live at 17:30 CST with music and some filler to test equipment, and the movie will start AT 18:00 CST

Hope this clears up any confusion, and I hope to see you there.
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like ears in train


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I want more life SAVERS

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No.29730 [Reply]

Which one of you stuck this in a normal person art zone?
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same here. ubuntu + unity = /maxcomfy/


Yeah, that's what it was named after.

please get taste

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No.29738 [Reply]

Hi there, lainchan. After encountering a few interesting comments and questions at various places, I started to think about how tech-illiterate users and the rest of us see computers, smartphones, and similar technology. I have come up with three rough categories:

>Plain users get to know technology exclusively by "talking" to it (as if it was a weird, exotic talking creature)

They believe what the screen says, because it's the computer talking. Computers are reliable, they do not lie. Why would a computer lie if it has no will of its own? Unlike them, the computer certainly knows how a computer works; it forms a single unit where every part knows what the other parts are doing. So when this or that program says anything, it is fact. When the computer says there is no internet but the IT guy says there is, it's clear as day that the IT guy is a lazy fuarrrk who should be fixing the internet.
These users push buttons around until they get what they want. They type whole sentences/questions in Google Search. They expect the computer to ask them what they want, and be shown a list of their options. They explore various menus, and build a mental map of all these "options". The structure of the computer - for them - is defined by the system of menus and options. Drive C: is not the same disk as Drive D: because you have to click a different icon to get into it. If something has no icon, no menu option or doesn't explicitly tell the user that it is there, it doesn't exist (except viruses). If the computer says that it has something, it's definitely there.

>Savvy users read the fuarrrking manual.

Unlike the previous group, the savvy user understands that the computer is not a single unit, and neither does it understand itself. For such a user, messages are not statements made by the computer, but simply prerecorded text; their appearance is an effect of some cause, and that cause is written, engineered and built by humans who may or may not expected certain things. He understands that the various components do not always work together. Most importantly, the savvy user understands that there are things he doesn't know about working and happening in the computer right now.
He does not talk to a computer as if it was another creature, but manipulates it. For this end, he reads the manuals, looks for more information on the internet, seeks how-to material or personal advice. Even if he doesn't know about many things, someone has to. Such a user is still reliant both on what the computer says and what the experts say, but he readily doubt the computer. He can probably script things or patch simple stuff together, and maybe use the big boys' toys for more basic tasks.

>Experts understand how things work

They have a comprehensive, (almost) full-stack understanding of the technology; while certain details or layers of abstraction might be vague, they understand how various components interact, and can educate themselves further. They often rely on commands and features that are not listed, and know multiple ways to get the same task done. They don't just manipulate, but control / program the system, sometimes without relying on the output or preemptively handling every possible scenario. They probably don't even understand what a message literally says, instead they just see the causes that lead to the appearance of the message. These people can likely build their own stuff, or reverse-engineer others'.

Obviously, people don't just fall in one category or the other as their knowledge may vary on different areas; but since the three categories represent different approaches, I highly doubt that someone could be an expert in some areas and a plain user in others.
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I was a bit harsh saying you want to feel superior. Not exactly a fair comment, sorry about that.

You say that being an expert in one area doesn't effect your expertise in another, but then immediately follow that with
>Good luck becoming a programmer without having any clue how your OS, the network, software licenses, etc work.

Doesn't it depend what you're programming? Maybe your definition of programming is too narrow. Some people work with specific machines in a factory setting, that don't even connect to the internet. They could be experts in some programming languages, but when they come home to their home PC they really do just click about randomly, and don't know what to do when Windows Repair 2017 pops up. I think for hobbyists and those programmers who have broad interests your classification system might be more reasonable, but for some people (especially in the older generation) programming is just a job.

Look, maybe I was a little harsh, but when there is so much crossover with the kind of categories you're laying out here I don't see the point in making such an effort to fit people into them. You can make the "plain user" category so tech-illiterate that yeah, maybe there aren't any experts in other fields in there. But then it's not even plain users, it's a fairly small and largely elderly group of people with extremely poor understanding of technology. Or you just can make it only stupid people, which I guess works as well. They're more easily just labelled as stupid though.


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Firstly, I'm more focused on people's perception/impression of technology. Having an approximate idea of how things work is a lot easier to achieve than actual skill/experience with doing the real thing. For example, very few people took part in producing vinyl records, yet a considerably larger portion of the population understand how they work - not down to the smallest details, but they have a good overall idea.
The sort of factory-programmer you mention probably has a way more valid overall impression of how his computer at home works than e.g. his 10 year old son navigating through app stores and in-game menus and whatnot. But if we really take this factory example to a point where his knowledge isn't applicable to PC/smartphone OSes, we're probably talking about scripting anyway.

Actually, I think what I said about expertise there is coherent. Let's put it this way: You can be an expert in one field and a novice in another, but only if those fields are disjoint. When they aren't disjoint, becoming an expert in one field necessarily packs you up with knowledge that makes you savvy in some other, closely related fields. And since we're talking perceptions here and not actual work/use, it's even more likely that someone's perception is good enough. e.g. Linus might not have the patience or motivation to set up debian, but he probably still has a pretty good idea of how the whole ecosystem of the distro works.

>But then it's not even plain users, it's a fairly small and largely elderly group of people with extremely poor understanding of technology.

I'd say a good portion of the adult population, and most if not all children belong here as well - they just want their games and movies and music and chat to work; also children simply need to develop good enough reading and learning skills to even have a chance at educating themselves about technology. What most schools teach (windows, office, and in general just mindless list of what things you can click, press and load - the things they could explore themselves) doesn't really change their idea of a computer as a magical black box. Hence why most movies and series can get away with these ridiculous representations of technology (CSI zoom lol), why people keep buying buzzwords, and why "just works" dominates the client side. Having just a roughly valid image of how things work would make it hard to sell impossible bullsoykaf.

As for the harsh tone, I don't mind as long as we can get back on track. Well done, I guess?

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No.29743 [Reply]

Thomas Frank, a prominent (500k subs) youtuber that specializes in promoting motivational videos for lazy normal people just recently added Serial Experiments Lain song "Majixx" on his "Ultimate studying" playlist.

Source: Ultimate Study Music Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx65qkgCWNJIs3FPaj8JZhduXSpQ_ZfvL

What do you think? Will there be a tidal wave of normal people coking here? Do you think they will even like SEL?
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"Moe" anime is made for adults, normal user retard.


I'm actually glad that not everyone here is a generic chan-tard, that there are people who don't know this garbage.

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No.29770 [Reply]

Isn't it possible now to create an AI botnet? Instead of using a supercomputer or server farm to train an AI, you could get it to self-train while fuzzing and infecting everyone's computers and IOT devices. Every successful infection would reinforce its training, and you could also give it reinforcement for attacking the CIA/Facebook/Google/whatever. It could share its datasets p2p with other infected devices.

Given how much free computing power there is all over the world, it could actually learn faster than any centralized AI, and potentially be the first AI to gain consciousness if you design it right.


Laptop users would be the first to realize that there is something wrong due to their machines overheating. And I think they are the majority of possible targets.
Also, unlimited internet is not growing as it should due to companies pushing "mobile broadband" and usage caps on their clients data plans.


>due to their machines overheating.
Not all process(es) need to be set to highest priority with all cores enabled; crypto botnets mastered this.
Mouse movements, keyboard strokes can be logged alongside hot mic'ing, taking snaps with webcam plus screenshots, with timestamps.
These can then be compared against and the average is gotten for when niceness and threads should be increased slightly.

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No.29774 [Reply]

* inb4 should have posted in sec, kept getting 'should have subject set' even tho^ *

This on going case has been covered through and through, but this piece made got me thinking after the past weeks revelations and what has come to surface in the last decade:

How likely is it to presume that the very thing .ru's agencies have been caught doing, has been executed already by the US and China, but has yet to surface?
The means of riding off another's OP, typically having nothing to do with financial gain would seem a wise cover, as it's not common to associate both actors with one another as we tend to separate the two, but the targeting en masse/casting the net of everyday citizens in the millions, be it hundreds of millions, without probable cause if unveiled would be something.


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No.29783 [Reply]

Forgive my ignorance, but can somebody link me to the official Lainzine issues? I would greatly appreciate the help.



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No.29817 [Reply]

Alright lainies lets post some sick album covers that are also sick albums but not too mainstream
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>sick album covers

Nigel Pepper Cock - Fresh White Reeboks Kickin Your Ass

I do not want to post it.


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That third one is terrible

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No.29830 [Reply]

Hey there lanions, first of all im new, i dont even know if im writing where you post stuff or not but anyways i had a little question for all you smart people. I live in Argentina (south america, in case you're not too keen on geography) and i really wanna move away when i finish my studies (im still in high school). The thing is: where could i move? I want to go somewhere safe and in a good economic state, like the u.s. but i also dont want to have the fbi, nsa and all that (soykaf? Thats what you use it?) breathing down my neck and violating my privacy (not like thats not going on in my country already). Sooo, yeah i hope i expressed myself right and maybe i'll stick around. Btw the picture is unrelated, i dont have many pictures in my phone.
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Don't listen to this guy. I live in Canada and its just as bad as the US.
Not only do we have our own alphabet agencies we also love to bend over and take it from daddy America. For example our government doesn't see an issue with sending Canadian citizens living in Canada to the US if the FBI requests it.


He already said he likes the US.

Also, is it true that feminists are trying to ban sex dolls on Canada?

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No.29856 [Reply]

Paranormal, religious texts, and philosophies are records/influences of humans with technology to live eternal life interacting with humans who were other than possessing technology to live eternal life.

People who didn't have technology to live eternal life have explained their experiences with humans who have technology to live eternal life as psi, parapsychology, paranormal, religion, and philosophy.

What I'm saying is texts of religions, histories, and philosophies are records or influenced of interactions with humans who had technology to live eternal life.
What I'm saying is humans have had technology to live eternal life since thousands of years earlier than now.

Videos below are proofs of technology to live eternal life:
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I am have rewrite new OP text version. Anti-normal beliefer writes, and thinks are CD/effect of man with gadget to IDDQD, vs not IDDQD.

NPCs that no high tech live, say player characters cheater.

Undead Lick King is source of big Lore.
Undead old.


you keep posting this everywhere and it still is like kicking dead whales down the beach dick

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No.29875 [Reply]

I want to see a bunch of lain hardware. Present or past. I have a collection of my own I'll be posting.
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This makes me funny in my undies.


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Old dell poweredge.

I just picked it up, but I am continually amazed at how large it is.
This one is a tower version, but the rack mount is 5U, and it weighs a metric fuarrrkload.

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No.29884 [Reply]

working on my textboard

anyone wanna contribute themes / JS ????
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I don't know anything about making text boards, but I enjoy using them. I'll happily soykafpost on your board when it's done.


Sharing this sentiment. Just make sure you add support so that everyone can speak entirely (or mostly) in emojis. Kids fuarrrking love emojis these days.

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No.29916 [Reply]

I think I understand a message.

For the ancient humans, like me...living is not really IDDQD. I am sometimes really harmed, and though I never really die. Never once has all of my brain decayed or changed into something which is not brain. I've had a broken radius for months now. So I am experiencing new proof that I, "take damage".

NPC's? Oh my god...that makes me think about what happened to me while I was bike riding home from work today. I saw all these high schoolers walking on the sidewalks. I knew there was technology to cause muscle flexing while the technologies causing muscle flexing are distant of miles. I know humans are really dying. I thought...while I was bike riding past the high schoolers...OH MY GOD I WANT TO FORCE SO ALL OF THEM LIVE. I felt like I wasn't guaranteeing that I will continue to get something like IDDQD except if I prove that if I am possessing the technologies to IDDQD, or like-IDDQD, that I am not a threat to others trying to live eternal life. I think I must force so all humans live just to prove that I am not a threat. If I force so all humans live then I am forcing so I live, and I am not efforting so that others with the gadgets to IDDQD or like-IDDQD are able to predict some of what I am doing while not really trying to use that predictability to harm me.

Also thanks for the DOOM reference. I loved being in the new DOOM commercial. I was in the, "praetor" suit. I loved singing the song for the new commercial. The screaming voice of the television commercials was me! :D

I will tell you a secret. A military man of United States ripped out one of my eyes while I was getting the, "praetor" suit to do the commercial. I did some of the commercial with one eye missing. Workers of the DOOM game made some art which shows that there was something over one of the eyes at the lens of the helmet...or that there was something behind the lens of the helmet. Someone or something regrowthed my eye though. I now have both eyes...but there were people who saw me with only one eye...and they get to experience some of the realism of what gadgets some people have to live eternal life since I've been posting my pictures on my blog and on anonymous websites.

A bigger secret is I was brought to a room with a darkened glass so humans could see into the room. Military guys/gals of United States were in the room with me...and I was fighting multiple people...breaking bones of the military guys/gals...they were breaking my bones...it was terrible...and though they got to see that when they broke my bones and snapped my neck...might have been severing my neck...that I am living now. I was living in that room, and some of the military guys/gals were completely shocked and awed. AHH...life of an ancient.
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this is too random for my tastes

This is for you


This looks like a large markov chain, or some type of bot.

Although, it's random, so i guess it's ok.

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No.29931 [Reply]



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No.29932 [Reply]

so lainons, any of you have experience building a business around tech? looking for tips on how to scale up after creating a product people want.

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No.29933 [Reply]

It's April fools any of you doing a prank to fit in


I told my parents im leaving the house to get excercise.

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No.29946 [Reply]

So I was watching SEL again and I noticed a website in one of the episodes. It is in episode 6. I don't know what minute and second you will have so skip to if you own the DVD/Blu-ray.

Anyway, you can find the website here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTceCS5qLqA

Or you can just go strait to the website here http://mebious.co.uk/

I was on it and you can add text or you can add an image. I added to the website the link for lainchan
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Also before anyone says it. I know that someone else has fount this Easter egg. I'm just sharing for people that have not found it yet, or don't know about it.


The whois data for that domain says it was registered in December of 2003:

Also, archive.org only has archives of that site going back to 2004 and shows that up until at least early 2005 the site just showed a blank page that said "coming soon...":

I think it's safe to say that site is fan made, but I do have to wonder if something else used to be there before the site had its current owner.

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No.29952 [Reply]

Following the disappointment of Ghost in the Shell (2017), would any lains in New York be interested in seeing Ghost in the Shell (1995)? If there is enough interest, we could have a LAINYC meetup afterwards. I hope to see you there!

Friday, April 7, 2017 11:55pm

7 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002

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>dealing with it for years
im no sjw, but i think people (especially ones from the race group being whitewashed) would have been angry. its just that the internet didnt really have Tumblr sooo


I can't think of a single movie out right now that I'd actually want to see. That I would be required to pay for it is simply further deterrent.
It's not a valid complaint in this film. Whenever someone mentions a nonwhite character being played by a white actor, I can only think of the seemingly far more numerous instances of a white character being played by a nonwhite actor.

Anyways, I wonder if Hollywood's decided to start converting more anime. That would be a funny way to watch them lose money and make many people angry. I've heard they have fourteen more Transformers films written by now.

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No.29959 [Reply]

I googled around for a bit, and listened through the Lain OST quickly, but I couldn't find the track that was used in the documentary segments of episode 9.

Anyone got a clue what it is? It's possible I rushed through the OST too quickly.
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Ah, thanks. That wasn't in my OST collection and I didn't think to look for more albums.


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No.29965 [Reply]

2600 Hacker magazine has released a bounty for Donald trumps tax return and is offering a $10,000 USD reward for the publication to their site


What are your opinions lainon?


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Meh, another corrupt, power and profit driven official. Nothing new. Attacking him directly won't do soykaf but rile up liberals and conservatives (this includes the aut-right, they're nothing but a small subsection of conservatives). If you want to make change, you need to attack the state itself. Yes, that does include him directly, but it's better to attack the system/state itself instead of one person, mostly to distance oneself from the also profit and power driven liberals.


Glad I never supported them.

btw Goldstein is a known pederast. They're all a bunch of degenerates.

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No.29976 [Reply]

so it seems like with this trump investigation heating up and it seeming more and more likely he will get impeached Trump might use war to stay in power indefinitely. What do you do when putin and trump decide to start ww3 to scare everyone into becoming obedient to them? The media is already losing more and more trust with #FAKENEWS the usa seems pretty damn divided.

is our best chance for us to coordinate meshnets and ham radios to connect the people with farmers and pay eachother with cryptocurrencies for food so we can continue to survive while the people in power clamp down with iron fists?

its the end of the world as we know it. do you feel fine?


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Come on, there are many ways you can look at this, and yeah, many reasons to hate the guy, but pretending that Putin wants WW3 is just unfair and dettached from reality.

He's put up and eaten a lot of soykaf that no other nation with as much war-power as Russia ever did in history, from both the US and the UN, in order to avoid this.

Not saying he or the Russian people are pacifists in any way, but all the wars and conflicts Russia engaged since the fall of the USSR were territorial, immediate issues.

WW3 is an entirely different matter, enrapped in so much chaos and confusion that it could not benefit anyone. And this much Putin knows.

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No.337 [Reply]

Old one is gone with /tech/.

You know what to do.
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No.36 [Reply]

Post any PDFs you mights have from /zzz/ here. I have a large one with many many PDFs

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Same poster here. I wonder what was going on with this guy and his job.


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No.396 [Reply]

Anyone know what's up with Evilzone? They removed the "The end" message.



I'm surprised it's still a thing, last time I visited evilzone was before they completely redid it.


They were in the process of remaking it, but there was this problem with old members demanding privileges without contributing with the new site. In the end there was a fight over a trivial mod mistake and the admin gave up on the site.

Some people tried to bring it back but it didn't work out. Apparently it's back though, i have no idea who's in charge this time though.

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No.40 [Reply]

What does /tech/ think about Pico 8?
Its a "virtual 8 bit console", fantasy hardware that carries all the limitations of 8 bit machines but you can only program games in lua1
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just make sure to set it not to filter results by relevance, it chops out most of the actual keyboard case designs -___-


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No.403 [Reply]

Choice quote fta:
>"“This is as big as it gets,” Hickey said. “Nation-state attack tools are now in the hands of anyone who cares to download them…it’s literally a cyberweapon for hacking into computers…people will be using these attacks for years to come.”"

He warned us first.
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Why don't Install Alpine LInux in this case?


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Realistically though, there are probably exploits that the NSA/CIA has on Linux, even with the pseudo-like security that PaX and other kernel modifications do.

Might I remind you of Linux's TCP stack which had a huge CVE in 2016. Extending from non-kernel space issues, Linux has a load of badly written programs that still many people use, user space security on Linux is quite minimal, programs can interface each other with ease, and it does not require sudo. For a long time how Xorg was launched in most Linux systems posed a high security risk.

Until there is a formally verified kernel that is sound proof in terms of security, (which there are, but they do not do much (for general computing), see most real-time oriented kernels), and user space applications which are by default no matter how badly written are safe in terms of security, then consider that any security you have can and will be broken eventually. (Assuming that the hardware is not backdoored, see RDRAND. Even a formally verified system would probably susceptible to hardware based attacks, "physical access total access.")

It sort of goes with the saying, "your threat model is worthless given amount time and the right resources."

That being said, Gentoo has more fine grained control, you start out with nothing and build your own stuff, but then again I doubt each time you install a package or there is an update you audit that package.

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No.412 [Reply]

Neat interview, didn't post on lambda because it's not programming related per se.

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Well, you can't always be superman. It's not as if he had tremendous success with free software in the first place. One person/organization can't change everything by themselves.


You can tell lunduke is very deliberately holding back and just letting stallman speak whenever he wants to.
He previously had an interview with him that became an absolute disaster for a lot of reasons...
Namely stallman being stallman combined with lunduke clashing philisophically with him.

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No.43 [Reply]

/r/ will function as a general discussion board until further boards are created. The site wide rules still apply. All content must have been appropriate for the former boards. Behave yourself lain.

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No.458 [Reply]

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 /tg/)

soykaf's going to be a blast, but we need a few more players before go-time; currently at four and we're hoping for six. Accepting new applications until Tuesday.

invite link:
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It's not a tinfoil hat, it's just that I'd rather run a native program with an ad hoc protocol than some interpreted browserVM soykaf.


Sorry to hear.

Anyway, we've got about 1-2 days before I'm closing up applications. Hope to see some of you there!

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No.466 [Reply]

How make the Windows more security for free beyond installing another O.S.?Even by apply the concept defense in depth, the Windows looks pretty hard to keep well defense.
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Not particularly spoopy when you agreed to them doing that in the EULA. Just a symptom of non-free software.


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No.468 [Reply]

As promised I'm storytiming The Private Eye
I'm doing it on 4/co/ because I'm unsure what the admins here think about storytimes.
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Done posting, go read it

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No.472 [Reply]

Shall we have a thread on buying discontinued technology?
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I've been thinking of doing something similar, installing lots of different OSs on a dedicated dicking about machine


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No.474 [Reply]

I've used rsync locally for backups forever, but lately i've been thinking its a good idea to put a copy on a remote server.

Would like for it to be in an encrypted container and only do partials to save bandwidth but cant think of a way to do this. Is there a solution?

How do you lains do your backups?
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rclone (https://rclone.org/). It's basically rsync, but the remote end can be encrypted (including folder and file names) before uploading. It supports a ton of remote storage providers natively. If you don't need versioned backups, it's great.


Take a look at borg backup.

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No.4740 [Reply]

/r/ is now for high quality topics which don't have a dedicated board. "Shitposting" is no longer allowed. meta threads pls go to >>>/q/-----------------------------------------
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okie dokie


groovy, baby

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No.570 [Reply]

I've just read this jacobin article


Its was really sound for me because it touches stuff I been thinking recently and is very concerning to us all

The biggest issue is how do we make the need for a public/social internet the big issue it needs to be?

I have been thinking that the internet has become a basic need like water or electricity and I imagine lets say every six counties, three states there will be a public backbone and a server/cloud for the locals and services like google or facebook will be subscriber based.
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>The biggest issue is how do we make the need for a public/social internet the big issue it needs to be?
Nope, Internet helps to improve life of people and democracy but put as a basic need is pretty insane.


It isn't like food or shelter but to make a decent buck these days it really helps. If you can't even send emails that really limits your career opportunities Not just talking about tech related jobs either. College would be probably out of the question as well if you didn't have internet.

Granted there are tons of ways to access the web for free if you don't have the funds to pay an ISP. It is just more of a hassle.

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No.693 [Reply]

I'll recreate my thread from the old /cult/.

This is a thread to collect and discuss Free Software games. Preferably, the games should also have free assets and so be entirely freely available.

It was an issue with the old thread for people to list off many games with barely a sentence accompanying them, if that. With this thread, prefer to spend an entire post detailing a single game and why you find it fun and whatnot; assume the reader is entirely unfamiliar with it; include screenshots.

This is also not a thread for organizing events for games, as that interferes with the primary purpose of introducing new and interesting games to people.

In particular, here are some qualities you may find value in describing:
Is the game easy to install? Is it easy to configure?
Is the game finished? If not, how much is playable currently?
What input types are available?
What genre is the game?
Is the game easy to modify? Would you want to?

It would be better to discuss a small number of games very well than merely create a dumping ground for lists. Try to focus on games you don't believe others would be particularly familiar with already. The games mentioned in these opening images are examples of Free Software games; feel free to discuss them in detail below.
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I'd forgotten to mention the URL for this game.

Here's the website: http://hexoshi.nongnu.org/

Here's the Savannah page where the project source code is hosted: https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/hexoshi/


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No.703 [Reply]

1337 haxor music thread
post your favorites

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Oh man, the first track of the first link. I haven't heard that track since the early years of 2000 when I first played GTA 3. That game had a badass soundtrack, for real.

Here are some good ones that popped into my head

Barcode Brothers - Train

Gridlock, Bitcrush, Access to Arasaka - electronic, industrial influences, ambient



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No.711 [Reply]

Do any lainons write do not worry, I know some of you do? How about some tips or just some intro on how to get started, as I am interested in writing myself. I am sure I could just jump off immediately and write what is on my mind, but it might not be great or worth my time. Anyway, I need to get started somewhere so I propose this: writing about someone you saw today, like giving then some random backstory and an interesting future.
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I'll post something I write itt tomorrow. I just need to write it.
(I'll go for fiction, I tend to get technical on non-fiction)


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No.730 [Reply]

Hey everyone! Your casual idiot here. Could anyone explain to me how to use irc and get in the lainchan chanel on my phone please? My computer broke a while ago so i just use my phone. Any app i can download to use irc? Sorry for the dumb questions, im just that stupid.
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Title? Host? Password? Hand job?


once you set it up once in weechat you can just copy your config file and put it in every computer ever forever.

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No.742 [Reply]

What do you think about this song?




it's alright

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No.752 [Reply]

So, before anyone forgets about this little publication it should be posted sometime at http://lainzine.neocities.com . Apparently issue 4 was up then taken down to correct some errors I guess.
Since /lit/ is gone, I've no idea where to find news on this thing so here's a thread about it.
>Anyone with info on lainzine 4 please update us.
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>thanking Kalyx
Can we edit this part out or make fun of him in a side note?


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No.776 [Reply]

in case you missed it...

from at least 10:50 to 12:50 GMT the lainchan.org header links were all redirected to https://lainchan.jp/q/res/3.html#3. you can read it if you want to know more about lainchan.jp.
the aforementioned freenode channel #lainchan.jp has junk, seph and nildicit as ops (former administrators/moderators of lainchan).


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No.779 [Reply]

can we add a simple acct feature user / (pass | certificate)
with one time pass & time dependent account deletion upon non-usage?


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No.809 [Reply]

I miss /drg/, so I figured I'd make a thread. What drugs have you been taking? What drugs would you like to take? What drug-related stories do you have? Let's talk drugs!

I tried 3-AcO-DMT last weekend. It was my first psychedelic. I took way too much, though, and ended up going crazy and crying for a few hours. My first mistake was leaving the house. I thought it'd be cool to bike around town, but I was absolutely overwhelmed by sensory imagery and my own thoughts. My second mistake was doing it alone. I freaked the fuarrrk out because I lost my diary (it fell off my bike...) and freaked out about other soykaf. If I had a friend to calm me down, I could've had a better time. Nevertheless, I remember the entire experience quite fondly. I learned a lot about myself, despite having a "bad trip". I don't regret the experience at all. I plan on trying it again with a smaller dose next weekend. I can't wait.
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Clonazepam is scarily close to it. And combined with strong weed and art-making (for example, playing an instrument) it can really cleanse a soul with each dose.


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No.810 [Reply]

Divided we fall.
Let us all love lain.
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it was a reference to "Hey you" from Pink Floyd.
I was just doing some random thoughts... my /dev/urandom grep some deterministic glitches sometimes, sorry.


Train of a man
Rails go both ways
Now im god like lain
Forget about love
Forget about pain

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No.816 [Reply]

Can we have an appreciation thread for appleman's personal site. I personally like the style and wish he would post more.
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haha, that's fine Present Day, Present Time! AHAHAHAHAHA!


Regardless of current or past, a clarification must be made. SQLite and MySQL are good in different situations.

SQLite does not support concurrent actions (true ones at least, it still locks for one writer) on a database, meanwhile MySQL does have high concurrency support. A major lack in high concurrency in SQLite is a turn off for many design reasons.

I use SQLite for data storage on a game I developed for a hobby, but for my distributed computing the company I work at uses a custom built RDBMS. SQLite would block way too often to be even considered in this case.

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No.828 [Reply]

What is some (useful) piece of software that is written to be as simple as possible?
I'll cite some:
alternative to xlock:
alternative to xterm:
clipboard from command line:
mouse from keyboard:
image viewer:
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Hey mod, please move this thread to >>>/tech/


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No.836 [Reply]

Who wants to have a /sadgirls/ thread?

Lighters optional but encouraged.
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the word you're looking for is "handsome", leave my waifucru alone


Well I appreciate reading PDFs and epubs but the smell of a book is really good

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No.843 [Reply]

Ask questions, share tips and experiences.

This is the best tutorial I've come across for zanzen meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL2XUTeoUsM (turn on subtitles for English translation).
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This is my form of meditation:

I like to walk. I walk around my town. I sit down, anywhere, sometimes with homeless, sometimes with strangers, sometimes with friends. I'm inspired by Joyce, about how all his works are about the love he feels for Dublin. Although this may sound pretentious, I love my city too, so I follow suit. When I write, I write about my city. I write about people I know, people I see, the buildings, I write about the empty swathes of farmland miles beyond the city limits. I write about drug abuse, friends who have been lost to drugs, and I write about destitution too, I write about the weather; rain, sun, sleet, hail, the sporadic nature of it all...

It's cathartic, it really helps me dump all these feelings out of me. I mediate too, but truly art and my city are my most important venues for dumping my brain.

I feel like catharsis is a higher state of mind than one spent sitting, I understand the importance of meditation, it's why I do it nightly, but the euphoric dream-like feeling of finishing a lengthy poem after hours of wandering around is truly one the highest feelings that I can achieve.

People ask me to write for them too, and I do, I enjoy it, but I know they don't understand the whole of my writing, but I appreciate that they enjoy it, nevertheless.


Im pretty much ignorant in this topic. I havent read much about meditation or buddhist stuff.
I just sit down or lay back, with my back straight, and breathe deeply. Really deep, as imitating a sleeping person. I try to control (slow down) my heart beating, and synchronize it with the breathing. Of course i never can consciously control it, but after a while it slows down a bit.
I just breathe and breathe, and often im distracted or lost in thoughts, and i forget about the breathing: it becomes automatic again. So i come back to the deep and conscious breathing. Thoughts seems to be purified or cleansed with this, becoming less heavy and more manageable.

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No.852 [Reply]

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Some of mines

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No.861 [Reply]

My opinion on cyberpunk is based on the main elements of what it is.

The most important is the world surrounding the main character.

The cyberpunk world is not just of bright advertisements made to distract you from the miseries and
hardships of living in an obviously corrupt and barely functioning world. It's about understanding the
constant conflict between powerful organizations and corporations (Yakuza, Misc. Gangs, SONY, Misc. Corps, ETC.) of
their desire to control the world, or at least large parts of it. However, due to their constant conflict
against eachother, they never achieve the entire world. They keep pushing themselves back while believing that
one more strike can bring them down. The hopeless ever ongoing war of becoming the new god over people for profit.
Any extra conflict is created by human error and not by the leaders of said organizations, just by middle men who want
to strive higher but forget they are snuffed out for their incompetency, and thus, the balance remains the same.

Another important element of the cyberpunk story is how the character interacts with the world.
Decker from Blade Runner is responsible for finding robots, Motoko from Ghost in the Shell fights against terrorists,
Case from Neuromancer does hacking jobs to gain his net access, and many other examples show that these characters are
not doing it for the belief of "Doing the right thing" or "Saving the world", it's about self-preservation.
Mike Pondsmith, the creator of Cyberpunk 2020, once said "Cyberpunk isn't about saving the world, it's about saving yourself."
The characters do not care about the ever inflating price of a bowl of noodles, they care about earning enough to buy themselves one.
This is critical to understanding that the corruption in the world is so great, that the self-preservation mentality is all
they have to depend on living. They don't have the energy or hope to fight in a rebellion against the system, because they
know if they did, they'd be overpowered too quickly by the other conflicting organizations. It would be a tight fight
with no window of success and if there was, there'd be barely any survivors.

Elliot from Mr.Robot and Lisbeth from Girl with the Dragon Tattoo are perfect examples of the modern cyberpunk. They get by on their
own in the digital corrupt world they are a part of. It's not the way they dress or how fast they type on a keyboard, it's the philosophical
understanding that follows as:
"The world is fuarrrked, I can't depend on anyone except myself now."
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Typical postmodernism degenerate. That's why I hate this school of thought, it's just reductionist. If you want to say reality does not exist, at least do an argument. If you don't want to do an argument because logic also doesn't exist, then argument against logic itself. That's what the good people are actually doing with intuitionism logic and arguing through with fuzzy logic.


You have typed a lot and CAPITALISED some WORDS, but not actually SAID anything.

>You should always elaborate on your opinions rather than just spilling the soykaf.

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No.880 [Reply]

this is what you nerds have been asking for isnt it?
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do you mean not everything being stalled behind applefams indecisiveness?


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No.889 [Reply]

Do you respect or care for tradition? I used to have a disdain for anything remotely associated with traditional, say, roles, religion, and marriage; culture in general really. In the past months though I've changed quite a bit and now am more conservative, socially and politically. I'd like to start a thread on tradition, this can be in computing, religion, culture, anything that has history.

To start with, I want to counter my generation's current view of sex roles being fluid. I seem to have fondness towards the idea of the man being the “breadwinner”, while the woman takes care of the house, cleans, does recreational activities and such. A reason for this could be a sense of pride in taking care of your partner and the responsibility that comes with it. Also, having your partner take care of most house work leaves that worry out of your mind so such isn't a focus at all, leaving work and hopefully intellectual (programming, math, reading, etc) musings abound, and of course a deeper respect towards your loved one.

Sex is something I've actually always have been traditional and old fashion with. I have quite a deep gross feeling towards those who've had a multitude of sexual partners, and especially encounters outside of a relationship as this seems to indicate a purely physical relationship to sex, which I oppose. Sex can be purely physical but that is one layer to it, and a trivial one at that.

I believe my feelings towards women in a traditional manner comes from the fact that I was raised primarily by women, having a lack of father roles in my life. Which I think was a horrible mistake on my mothers part. There's a huge amount of study showing the lack of one parent, or the separation of parents, severely affects children in a negative way.


Here's a great video featuring Camille Paglia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvrxQ4M3EOo

One tradition I think that's really missing from the modern family is a sense of deep respect for your family name and lineage. Your name nowadays is random and you have no respectable history. If I was to start a family, something I'd aim to instill in my children would be to give your family honor.
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>Traditionalism is very different from fedora tipping white knights
True, but it's still a term they toss about while having little concept of what it means. They feel small and insignificant and assume it must be because society turned against men like them during the 20th century, and long for some good ol' days that never existed. Those whiners would be even worse off in the 1950s or the middle ages or whatever era they personally idealize on an individual basis.

>those usually are the ones that will say things like "I'll be the one on the kitchen"

Totally opposite of what people mean by "fedoras". The term refers generally to MRAs and young men inspired by certain politicians who promise to give the world back to them (though they would have been losers no matter what decade they were born in).


That, it is. People should be the best they can be, regardless of whether it agrees or disagrees with what sandpeople wrote down two thousand years ago.

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No.902 [Reply]

How do you deal with loneliness, Lain?
I've been alone for most of my life (no friends or family), so i think it's easier now, while there are periods where i feel miserable about it, it's mostly something i already accepted.

The way i deal with it is with computer science, it gives me some sense of pride to do projects and study, it helps to counter the feeling of misplacement/uselessness.
Also Lainchan, i used to be a member of Evilzone and it was a pretty great community, but it's dead now, Lainchan is one of the places where i feel like i belong a little, so that helps, too.
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>only american things
For real, the park I'm thinking about has all kind of things going on beside the children running around.
Food stands, people walking their dog, roman ruins you can visit, sometimes juggler or musicians.
Unless you're really starring and following a specific kid, no one is going to suspect soykaf.
Buy a hot-dog, sit on a bench near the pond, and you can watch kids feeding the ducks for half an hour.
This spark in their eyes when the swan comes and pick the bread in their palm ...
Feels good man.

While we're on the topic, is it true that it's weird to go to the cinema alone ?
I can't tell if it's a meme or not.
My father always did it, and me after him, but that does not mean much given my kinda-odd family.


>While we're on the topic, is it true that it's weird to go to the cinema alone ?
As a rule of thumb, nobody cares about anything as long as you're not actively bothering anyone.

It's only as weird as you make it.

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No.919 [Reply]

Anyone have a link to that SEL suicide cult imageboard?
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We'll build you a new penis, a better penis!


I agree.

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No.926 [Reply]

Lets have some fun and amusing videos.
YLYL ok but rather something a little more complete if possible.


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No.954 [Reply]

I made a thing
I thought perhaps this would be the place to share it

The bottom computer is running Windows XP and has no direct connection to The Wired
The top computer is running Gentoo x32 and has a PCI Wi-Fi card, which is connected

Bottom computer has Pentium 4 2.8GHz (32-bit, no hyperthreading)
Top computer has Pentium 4 630 (3GHz, x86_64, hyperthreading)

The computers are connected together via Ethernet+APIPA
(I also have technically installed dial-up modems in each of them, and connected them together, but I have not gotten this to work as a communication channel as yet.)

I will shortly be running a browser on the Linux-powered one, with X11 over the Ethernet link, via Xming on the XP rig.

I noticed that on a Windows XP installation which has the proper graphics drivers installed (but has never been in contact with Microsoft servers to become defiled with the "updates" that give Win10 the title of "fastest windows yet"), the UI is the absolute smoothest thing ever, and it boots to the desktop in 27 (post-BIOS) seconds—on an IDE hard drive.
(All drivers were loaded via a USB drive; activation was done over the phone from a legitimate sticker on the side of the machine. This box will never ever ever have global net access.)

The poster says "let's all love lain" in the runes from Madoka. Technically it reads "lass uns alle lieben Lain".


Obsolescencia programada.
Anon you have a scientific spirit. You will be eternal

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No.964 [Reply]

Lains, how do you feel about this kind of people?
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Nowadays it could be considered weird.

Hell, lainons _are_ the weird ones who aren't constantly carrying pocket-sized computers.


Redheads? Not my fav but would do it anyway.
People with friends? Not my fav but would do it anyway

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No.973 [Reply]

do you use any other imageboards or forums? how about irc? where do you spend most of your time on the internet?
since leaving 4/8chan i've pretty much just hung out in the lain/uboa/sushi sphere + endchan. i used to participate in some forums for card games and board games, but they sort of died out.
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Methinks the sodomite which posted it be the website's creator.


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I lurk kiwifarms.net to keep up with assorted lolcows, freaks, crybabies, and degenerates. It's funny in a fuarrrked up way and sometimes it makes me feel better about my own life.

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No.974 [Reply]

Lain, what type of headphones do you use when you go outside?
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Why is she crying?


lonely / sad music / artistic effect

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No.981 [Reply]

There is only so much information that we as humans can individually remember. This is fine, as the this limit is shockingly high and the human brain is amazing as it is. What my problem is is how much of this is rather wasted. Even if it adds to the very essence of my personality and who I am, there seems to be a lot of junk up there. It doesn't seem important to me to remember the latest Mcsoykaf commercial nor the phone number for a local lawyer, but this information persists in my memory jingles will be the death of us all. While there is also a lot of information from school that is more often than not useful to remember or just good to be knowlegdable about, there is still a good amount of other (what I subjectively term) crap. How do other lainanons feel about this?
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No, I'm pretty sure that was a stroke, not Call Of Duty.
You had a stroke. You should see a doctor.


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