Somebody had to restart this thread. I hope it's okay if I do it.
You aren't mad at me, are you?
>>6 Ketamine is great, you're in for a treat! I was pretty much straightedge till I was 19 then I tried nutmeg in first year, then in the summer between first and second years of university I tried cocaine then marijuana. In 3rd year I took lots of ecstasy, mephedrone, ketamine, methylone and 2c-i. I read up about the effects and stuff before I tried them all though, it wasn't just trying them because they were offered. Best choice I have ever made in life, I really found myself and turned my life around for the better. Better living through chemicals indeed.
>>8 What is your biggest regret in life?
I've never been a true hikki, but I have been a shut-in internet addict on and off for the past 7 years or so.
I vaguely feel like I answered this in a previous thread, but if so I have a different answer this time. I don't have any big regrets, but I do wish I had been more focused in high school and college. I always did enough to get an A, but didn't take the opportunity to push myself and really learn everything I could. Now it's much harder to learn what with being busy at work and lacking a learning environment, and I realize how easy it would have been back then for me to push myself just a little to learn a lot.
This isn't a big regret though, in some ways it's a lot easier living as an average guy with average knowledge. Sometimes I just need to admit that I'd rather waste my life on the internet than achieve greatness.
What is the purpose of meaning?
I haven't one. The Jesus of the bible is an amazing person with a lot of good things to say. The problem I have is with his soi-disant followers, who twist his words (and the rest of the bible) to suit their own ends. Of course, this also holds true for most of the Abrahamic religions. The Darqawa Sufi are intersting, but again, once political posturing kicks in, the whole thing goes down the drain.
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>>12 me too. Wear your wit like a pocket watch and only bring it out to shine when the time is right. Things are easier if people have lower expectations of you, but then you can dazzle them now and then and leave them thinking "hmm there's more to that guy than meets the eye"
>>14 How do you eat your creme egg?
>>17 Did you know 17 is my favourite number, and that I was number 17 when I appeared on a children's TV show when I was younger?
>>18 My walls are covered floor to ceiling in posters and pictures of favourite bands, art and graphic design stuff, other cool stuff, and a big confederate flag hung upside down because I'm into vexillology and get a boner for saltires, but I don't agree with what the flag stands for. My ceiling is covered in pictures my friends and fans have drawn for me.
>>20 What colour is your hair?
Hmm, I can think of a few candidates so it's hard to choose. I think I'll say an old change counter machine my grandpa gave me. It's a little red handheld machine with buttons you can click to increase pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters to count up change. It feels really nice in the palm of your hand.
Stayed home from school and slept. But alas, I have papers to turn in.
>>52 My flatmate leaving my telly and PS3 on standby, dumb bitches, the police, a couple of posters here, uncultured meatheads, the word "bro", katy perry, animal abusers, people who try to act all mature and look down their collective nose at me when I'm having some fun.
>>54 Analog clocks or digital clocks?
That's a tough one. I like quite mundane ones:
One of those, I suppose.
What's it like in the universe where people can't post in the right threads?
I made a few embarrassingly bad flash games when I was a preteen. More recently, in college I made a little cube dodging game in java for Graphics class. I only spent a couple days on it so there's not much to it.
Check it out:
What's your high score in my game?
I vaguely recall that when the button first came out, it was a response to terrible anti-mitten propaganda on IRC. The emergency was that mittens may disappear from DQN forever, so I did my part, releasing the emergency mittens daily to help Fight the Power!
Do you remember that anti-mittens IRC conversation? I can't seem to find it after a couple minutes of googling.
>>95 hmm maybe dshos5_4.mid? there are so many to choose from, I don't really play the "favorite" game.
>>94 there is no best, but SGM, Crisis GM, and GeneralUser GS are pretty good I'd say, if you just want the whole range of instruments. these days, soundfonts are passé when you can use individual VSTs for each instrument and they will sound better and use less CPU.
>>97 do you like free beer?
Hugó, a víziló. Clearly the hallucinogens must have been flowing freely during its storyboarding process.
Mother of god. Rhythmic wailing everywhere.
What is your opinion on communism?
>>111 I don't care much for what's in the pop charts, but thanks to the Internet there is a space for all sorts of interesting things that I couldn't have ever heard maybe 15 years ago. I love everything from country to noise, hip hop to britpop, j-pop to prog rock, and most things inbetween. I don't waste time on things I don't like, so I'm overall pretty happy.
>>113 When was the last time you paid for music?
The Keiko Matsui discography. She is a breathtaking pianist who combines hauntingly beautiful melodies with the far-off sounds of an African coastline in perpetual sunset. If you enjoy Hiromi Uehara, you'll love the slower, less jazzy atmospheres Keiko creates with the mysterious wanderings of her rhythmic fingers.
Who is your favorite pianist?
I must confess I don't know that many pianists despite being one myself. I do enjoy Vladimir Horowitz very much though, especially his recordings of Scriabin.
What instrument(s) do you play?
>>115 Guitar, bass, drums, mandolin, bouzouki, tin whistles, melodica, stylophone, keyboards, harmonica, chanter, accordion, melodeon, bodhran, ukulele, jew's harp, recorder, and i've got a bunch of percussive stuff like tambourines and maracas and stuff, and i'm getting into circuit bending as well. I feel like I'm missing something(s)
>>117 How big is your music folder?
Derp. Let's try that again. Also, >>117, that's a huge music folder? Really? I have three music folders on as many hard drives (though due to messy backup policies there is some significant file duplication and overlap I have not yet bothered to fix), and just one of them is seven times as big as that.
What politician do you most agree with, assuming they believe what they preach?
For some time I completely lost interest; the vanilla game just felt too aimless and easy, and multiplayer is buggy and it's hard to find good servers. But then I found Vech's super hostile maps and the like, and now minecraft is fun again. I must confess I enjoy watching Zisteau's Let's Plays of these even more than playing myself, just because he has the time and patience to really conquer the map and build amazing structures, and he edits his videos pretty well to keep it interesting.
What's your opinion of Let's Plays?
No, sorry. But at the same time I don't look to "regular forums" for that very reason. I am always using anonymous textboard channels and anonymous imageboard channels for this very reason.
Try out the decentralised, censorship resistant, Bittorrent client called "Tribbler" and tell me what you think!
I don't think you can really draw a line between "acceptable" and "unacceptable" just like that. With law, you have things like diminished responsibility or self defence - it isn't excusing the crime, it's just showing that it wasn't cold blooded murder.
Question evasion aside, I think just the obvious stuff; if everyone's obviously going to be a lot better off with someone dead, then I suppose it's "acceptable" to kill them/for them to commit suicide.
That isn't a question.
How many chemical elements can you name off the top of your head?
There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium
Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium
And gold and protactinium and indium and gallium
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium...
etc. I have the song memorized, so however many elements were known to songwriters in the 1950s.
What is your favorite parody song?
Right now, it's "Weird Al" Yankovic's Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me. The style of the song (overly dramatic slow ballad with a background choir) beautifully clashes with the banality of its subject matter, and once the novelty of the lyrics has worn off it is still pleasant to listen to as music in its own right. It then proceeds to get extra brownie points for mentioning both BCC and Snopes.com, and the clever use of kinetic typography that makes up its music video. While I personally am grateful to not know anyone who engages in endless forwarding of the sort of crap mentioned in the song, I have plenty of long-suffering friends who do.
What comedy musicians do you know that produce quality songs with Weird Al's level of consistency?
Do remixes count? If so, it's ttp://youtu.be/TkDrmBkVqAU I find this absolutely stunning.
Otherwise, it's Weird Al's White & Nerdy. Recently my boss decided to play music on his laptop to keep everyone up, but soon his playlist degraded into pop and rap. So, while he was away I planted this song in his Eminem playlist which soon entertained everybody.
What is your audio system?
Oh my, it's like we share a special bond!
I don't even know whom to name! Tenacious D are inactive, right? Avenue Q is a musical... There was a presumably German band a few years ago, but they would be far behind THE Al.
Anyway, >>131, what is your audio system? What comedy musicians do you know?
I use a pair of Rokit KRK 5s. I liked a bunch of comedy musicians when I was younger but now all I can remember are Monty Python, Rappy McRapperson and Patrick Shaughnessy - Funeral Songs of Happy Cloudland. The last two are so horribly bad they're funny.
What do you think about the title song "Cloudland" from that last album?
I think every moment is life-changing to some degree. It's impossible to say what moment has had the greatest net effect on my life's path, so I'll just pick the first one that comes to mind.
My life changed when I introduced to my first computer at the age of 4. It was love at first sight. I continued to be fascinated by those glowing screens throughout my childhood and adolescence. Computers no longer inspire such a sense of wonder and mystery, but now I'm addicted for life. Even without internet access, I can easily spend hours (unproductively) on the machine, neglecting food, sleep and human companionship.
Do you think robots can ever be a substitute for real human empathy?
Romantically, for the ability to store, copy and enhance our minds with technology.
Cynically, for major world powers to collapse due to economic and environmental issues. (If this happens it will be terrible to experience but interesting to watch.)
Realistically, for Charlie Nishinaka to release volume 12 of "Cheers!" That shit is fucking hot.
Who's your favorite H-mangaka? (If you don't like H-manga, don't answer, or post about 3d porn or whatever gets you off.)
My deepest regret is that I'm 22 and still not in college, despite having taught myself a good many things I could major in. Half the problem is that I don't want to spend time and money on courses I will learn on my own anyway, the other half is that I'm just lazy. Right now, I could be a mathematics, physics or engineering major easily, but all I do is work and play guitar in a post-rock band. Pathetic, no?
Where did you see your life going five years ago, and how is your current situation different?
gIt might be engineering or it might be art. We'll actually see that computer so-called 'science' actually has a lot in common with magic.h \ Harold Abelson, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.
I want you to write a short text about Japanese computer-assisted typography and post it here.
I'm rather enamoured at the moment with a beautiful woman five years older than me who lives in Japan. Though the language gap is being crossed rather slowly we have conversed about a number of things and I have come to respect her very much. Also she is unhappily married and sexually under-stimulated, which only furthers my drive to satisfy her as much as I can.
Could you ask yourself whatever you'd like and also answer it for us?
Yes. Sometimes it will be on spur-of-the-moment philosophical implications of something. Other times I pretend I am explaining a concept to someone. Often while browsing this board I'll take something I found really funny and narrate a story for it/propound humorously upon its ramifications. In terms of non-verbal utterances I often hum or make drum noises akin to those of Venetian Snares or Aphex Twin.
In contrast I am very quiet around others.
I don't get out much.
Are you a purist about anything?
Physically, I'm similar to a lot of people because I am white, tall, and I have dark hair. I'm different because I always have dark circles under my eyes and awful eyesight. I also have a relatively rare autoimmune disorder.
Socially, I'm different because I would prefer not to be social, at least, not offline.
Mentally, I'm different due to what I believe to be a combination of Asperger's and some form of Schizophrenia. I also believe that I'm more intelligent than most people.
Spiritually, I think that I'm different from most because I feel that I have reached some level of enlightenment. Most people that I know are agnostic, atheistic anti-Christians. I'm not an anti-Christian and I'm not an atheist.
I'm not sure how else I should define myself. It's a tricky topic. A close friend would be much better at it, I think. I don't view the world in terms of "me vs them" and I hardly leave my room.
Link to a smaller imageboard that you like.
>>183 it had a falling out with chocolate. For centuries, they used to go together everywhere, until one day an English confectioner decided to see what would happen if he used vanilla on its lonesome. Chocolate's been out to get nilly ever since; I'd say it may be justified, but everyone from the original conflict is dead, so maybe it's time to look past it?
>>185 vufvabez fibbaf nop lobuddaj. iptomwiw?
I'm tempted to pick somebody obscure for the hipster points, but I have to go with the somewhat predictable Yasunori Mitsuda (of the Chrono Trigger, Xenogears). Mainly because I'm forever in love with "Corridors of Time."
(Masafumi Takada is cool too. There, +5 hipster points.)
Because I'm feeling lazy, who is your favorite video game music composer and what have they scored?
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If you get an amusing verification word right after posting in the captcha thread, would you post there again?
A hat I wear a lot is a sort of thick black beanie with a narrow rim around the front that serves absolutely no purpose but looks rather cool.
It's easier to answer questions than fulfill demands. Also every answer is somewhat personal, which might make this more interesting for the chance to peer briefly into another dokyun's life. For example, I decided to answer your question solely because I really enjoy the type of music you listen to.
Are you bored? If so, how will you alleviate your boredom?
I was a waiter at a small Indian restaurant. It was fun, and I had a lot of time to read when business was slow, but I quit because there just weren't enough tips and hours for me to really pay for anything substantial in life.
Where do you go to school, and what do you study?
Smoked weed for the second time in my life with some friends and I showed them Mindgame. I felt really worried about the fact that they did not seem to be really enjoying the movie, so I felt really uncomfortable the whole time. I realized later that this unnatural paranoia may have been a side effect of the weed. (Also, not a question but whatever)
If you could have any job, what would it be? (Assuming that you could also somehow gain the requirements to do that job well.)
The ability to recall the exact sound of people's voices with perfect clarity. Unfortunately my memory is otherwise terrible, so I can't use it to recognize people. I'll often remember a voice perfectly, but not the name that goes with it.
What's an insignificant secret you've never told anybody offline?
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Where can one find a nice, normal, sane girl?
Ahiru from Princess Tutu. She's so kind, so beautiful, and so silly and childish that I just want to protect her. I think waifuism can be a lovely thing if you find that reality doesn't have what you want. But like any relationship, taking it too far is unhealthy.
Do you tan easily, or are you more likely to burn?
Well now! I read way too many webcomics, so I couldn't really choose.
What are your opinions of the comics listed above?
Three Word Phrase: Good
Gunshow: Mixed, but tends to be fun
NonCanon: ??? I must read this!
Dinosaur Comics: It's something I read every day, I maybe laugh once a week :(
SMBC: Pretty good. I really like the videos.
A Software World: Mixed. I sometimes really like it.
Recommend a few webcomics that aren't on that list, wouldn't you? Can you tell us why they're worth reading, too?
>>254 I like Dueling Analogs webcomics because they make fun of many video games, and they have a "rejected Megaman robot master" comic on occasion.
>>256 I would like to know your favorite humorous cheat code in any video game.
I took the first internet quiz I found on google for "what do you look like" and got this:
The sad thing is the picture's not too far off, though my face is a little rounder. A while back I did a thing where you upload your face and get it matched to a celebrity. I got Cary Grant - I'd like to believe I'm that handsome but honestly it's pretty far off.
What kind of look do you find attractive?
>>267 oops yes I realised my mistake after I posted
>>268 Yes, always. I have a rule in my life that if I feel I'm going to do something and it might be dumb and I may regret it. do it really quickly before I have time to have second thoughts. I'm looking forward to seeing your thread!
>>270 What was special about your most impressive poop ever, one that you were proudest of?
Its shape and smoothness. Somehow I managed to curl it into a perfect circle on the near-horizontal part of the toilet bowl. I regret not having had access to a camera at the time, because the shape put me in mind of those zen calligraphy pictures adorning the walls of some Japanese restaurants I've visited, that consist of a freehand-drawn circle in a single brushstroke. I wish I remember what I'd eaten to make my poop that smooth. OK, I guess it's time to stop gushing and start asking a question.
Where would I be now if I had not decided to study Japanese all those years ago?
delicious choice of phrase
Hmmm i'd need to know where you were all those years ago, you might be in the same place, or you might have used the time you spent learning Japanese on another language and be in that country, or on some other skill and you might be somewhere now using that skill, maybe even getting paid for it!
Well, >>272, what's your favourite food? It may seem like an unimaginative question but I'm genuinely interested.
Currently it's Michael Schmidt-Salomon, mainly because he is the only philosopher whose work I have not only read excerpts from. He posits the intriguing view that morality is completely unnecessary, provided decisions about right and wrong can be made on the basis of ethics.
How can I avoid running out of patience when tidying up a very messy room? As it stands, I tend to get fed up and stop working after less than five minutes of sorting things into piles.
>>273 get yourself a timer. set it to five minutes; you are obligated to clean up as hard as you can during those five minutes, and obligated to stop when it stops ticking. When you get used to five, work your way up. If the mess is extreme, you can stop at about 15 minutes a day. Eventually, you will find that you have made solid progress and maybe even don't need to keep cleaning, circumstances depending (this time does not include other chores like vacuuming, dishwashing, dusting, etc.).
Unless you're like me and live with a packrat and an enabler and everything you clean out gets filled in with more crap.
What kinds of cheese would you recommend?
I really like Brie. It's creamy and buttery, and it goes with anything.
I made the mistake of substituting Parmesan with Cheddar in a carbonara yesterday. Didn't really work and it's not something I recommend. I might actually try using Brie, though.
What was the last thing you cooked, and how was it?
>>274 http://images.mysupermarket.co.uk/ProductsDetailed/22/074422.jpg I used to work in the factory as a cheese packer then as a quality inspector, it's very good
>>276 Have you ever fancied being the opposite sex?
The strawberry syrup from the recipe on the FoodWishes blog (whose URL is blacklisted on 4-ch for some reason). Quite pleasant, though far too sweet at the soda dilution ratios the recipe suggests. I would recommend 1 part syrup to at least 5 parts water.
A few times. When I was around five years old, I envied the greater range of clothing cuts available to girls (they get to wear skirts and trousers, and we only get the latter! Blatant sexism, I say!), and when I entered puberty, I learned that girls could have multiple orgasms and was envious once again. Also, girls looked better in long hair than I could pull off, and seemed to have much softer skin than me. That seemed like nice attributes to have. Then when I got a girlfriend, she told me about her excruciating period pains, and my envy subsided rather quickly.
Will there ever be a Kantian-style Enlightenment movement in Muslim nations? If so, what will the results look like?
I don't know about Kantian-style. The various populaces (in uprising or no) don't seem very clear that they want that, which is what it would really take for me to consider it a "movement". Their diverse home-grown attempts at any sort of philosophical rule includes lots of basket-case isms like Qutbism, Baathism, and Jamahirya. Even the few that found some modicum of success in democratic-ish ventures during the 20th century aren't looking too healthy at the moment, while at the same time a lot of these non-benevolent dictatorships have a huge shitstorm on their hands, even if they aren't in actual danger of losing power.
But I'm no expert, what the fuck do I know.
Well, what about head cheese?
If it's a girl, I'm sorely tempted to go with Reimu, at least as a middle name because my wife would insist on a more common first name.
If it's a boy, I've always been partial to Eric. That would probably also be relegated to middle name, though, because my wife and I are planning to give any children we have completely androgynous first names. Haven't decided on any specific first names yet, though.
How long would a strictly secularist world government last if it were somehow established within the next year?
Woo! Free question!
Do you think there is a future for the Euro? If so, what needs to change in order for it to happen?
>>283 No. For a common currency area to work, people need to be able to pack up and move to another part of the area without much difficulty - which is difficult when its constituent states have different languages and cultures. The states need to be politically stable and represented equally to some degree so its citizens don't resent the federal government. The economies of each state in the area should have about the same composition or wealth so monetary policy never has to exacerbate problems in one economy while helping in another. Also, its constituent states need to be willing to make unconditional sacrifices for other states in need, or at least be reasonable about their demands.
>>285 How do I find weed dealers in my area?
It seems improbable. The US public grows a bit less religious with every passing generation. Short of wholesale demographic changes involving the rapid displacement of the native population by imported groups who are vastly more religious (cough Eurabia cough Sharia law cough) it seems unlikely.
Doesn't this sort of talk make you feel hopeless?
I believe that people must take responsibility for the results of their actions. I also believe that Kant doesn't get enough respect today when we speak of ethics. I believe that you must become the change you want to see in the world. By this I mean that you are obligated to practice the virtues you wish to see become more common. If you want to live in a world in which people speak the truth, this obliges you to be truthful and forthright in all your dealings with others, for example.
What's the last thing you saw on /dqn/ that you found really amusing?
I started out with Ultima Online back in 2001/02, got bored of it only two years later though. I never played any MMO on its official servers since, but I did play some WoW on a free private server (back when Burning Crusade was the most recent expansion, way before <Lv.20 characters became free to play) with increased drop and XP rates. The main reason I stopped playing was getting back into university after two years of NEET status. I have not played any other MMOs before or since that, though I've watched my brother play Everquest 2, Star Wars Galaxies, City of Heroes and a handful of others whose titles I've forgotten. He doesn't seem to stick to one game for very long and prefers to just use up the free trial periods, never to return. His EQ2 and SWG accounts were slightly more long-lived, though.
Since >>293 only answered one of >>292's questions, would you mind picking up the slack? Does or will [the official shiptoasting thread] bring about a noticeable change in quality in other /dqn/ threads, and if so, are these changes positive or negative?
The only noticeable change I've seen is people complaining about it in other threads. The actual shitposters either don't realize or don't care that their posts are shit. The only purpose that thread serves is an outlet for people to make ironically bad posts.
Anyway, I think it's fruitless to try to dictate the content people post on the internet. Some forums try to do so with heavy moderation, it's elitist quality! But it never works too well in practice. The best thing to do is ignore the bad posts and bump quality threads with quality posts of your own.
What's your favorite internet community (either currently or in your past internet history)?
>>296 Kinda both, for a long time it was mainly to talk to my girlfriend (long distance relationship) but now she's moved in with me, she's deleted her facebook. A couple of my good friends have deleted theirs as well, so there's not much else I use it for. My partner in my own small business has moved to another city so we keep in touch about work on it, and a facebook group is kinda the main base of operations for a Miku hologram concert team I'm part of (I play bass). I have over 500 friends on it, real people that I know and like irl, but every day I realise how little I care for what most of them have to say, and usually a casual glance at the main stream just annoys me.
>>298 How do you feel about image macros becoming mainstream, and generally just being called "memes" by regular people whether they actually are what we'd call "memes" or not?
I buy a large apartment in Fukuoka as well as a medium-sized business, whose administration I leave completely to the previous owners. I then live in Japan long enough to become a naturalized citizen, gradually accumulating legal recordings of every anime I ever pirated, as well as licensed copies of every pirated game I own. Eventually I will buy a second home either in or near Akihabara, Tokyo. Both my homes will be decorated with all sorts of otaku paraphernalia and each contain a big-screen TV with satellite subscription, separate dedicated gaming rigs for eroge and danmaku shooters, and be hooked up to fibre-optic internet of the fastest available speed. I will fund large-scale campaigns raising awareness and petitioning the movie, music and game industry for an end to region-coding and similar restrictive measures, as well as calling on the Tokyo governor (should Ishihara or a similar person still occupy that office) to end his otaku-bashing and manga censorship. I will spend any remaining funds not needed for living expenses and upkeep on donations to ailing anime studios and impoverished mangaka whose work I have enjoyed. Yes, I am a huge anime nerd who feels guilty about all the torrenting.
What continuing behavior of yours do you feel guilty about?
Sure. Our nature's really just a combination of our memories, our awareness, and our conditioning. If you're strong enough to recondition yourself, pay more attention to things, lost your memories, or made many more memories, I wouldn't be surprised if you changed some... what exactly do you mean by nature, though? It's too hard of a term to define, I think. If we judge a person through their actions, maybe only their actions have to change.
What was the last VN you played?
Either the DQN archives aren't quite complete or I'm missing something, since I couldn't find a few threads I definitely remember making. Instead here's the earliest one I could find that still exists:
...let's just say it's not my proudest moment in thread-making history.
What's your proudest moment in thread-making history?
That isn't a question! Anyway, I got http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress_(Neo-Psychedelic_band), which led me to wonder what on Earth "neo-psychedelic" means.
What is the largest animal you have ever killed, directly or indirectly?
>>309 A carnivorous flat fish (don't remember the precise species), which I hooked with a fishing rod and pulled out of the giant tank at a Japanese restaurant, for the kitchen to turn into still-twitching sashimi for me. It tasted rather more watery than I had expected.
Among the food you have eaten so far, which ingredient (or instant food) that you remember had been the longest past its expiration date by the time you ate the meal? How much time had passed since its expiration date, and did you suffer any ill effects?
Drinking enough water to not pass out from all the sweating, and tidying my room as long as I remain capable of movement. I also need to learn vocab and write two short essays on set topics.
How do you deal with high air temperature and humidity when your home has neither air conditioning nor even an electric fan?
Air flow - open windows (doors if necessary) and find where you can get the air moving. For example. if you open windows on opposite sides of the room you can get a good wind going between them. Hang out where it's coolest.
Really you should just buy an electric fan, they really aren't that expensive and they can really help the air flow especially when combined with open windows.
Besides that, wear light clothes, eat cold foods, take cold showers, get a haircut, put ice on the back of your neck, lose weight. Turn off electronics that generate heat. Don't stay in your house - go out for a swim, hang out at a library with AC, whatever.
What's your favorite album of 2012 so far?
Looking at the timestamps, I see that all of them posted within a five-minute time span. Even DQN does not usually get this many posts per minute. Heatwaves seem to be a popular topic in general around this time of year, affecting people in lots of different places.
Will the world ever decide on a universal mains voltage, and if so, will Christians see this as another sign of impending Armageddon?
No, because the heat is too localized. You end up getting drowsy and possibly sweaty, which might make you catch a cold if you don't also have central heating. Still, I wouldn't mind owning one.
Would you prefer living in a big city, a small to medium town, or a tiny village? Why did you choose that answer?
Subjectively speaking, freezing winters are better. I hate heat. It's often impossible to beat the heat, but with cold I can dress up in warm clothes. Heat just makes me feel miserable and irritated, and not a fun person to be around. It also makes any form of exercise give me a splitting headache.
Objectively speaking though, winters are probably more dangerous to humanity - life tends to flourish more toward the equator.
What should I make with pepperoni (besides pizza)?
You could slice it up, and have it with some biscuits. Throw in some cheese or vegetables (cucumber, tomato, possibly herbs).
Should I get drunk today?
If you could permanently delete any one thread, such that it never comes back, which one would it be?
What is the most unusual non-sexual fantasy you have ever had?
But I just woke up!
If the planet had for some reason needed to be locked perpetually to one season, which would you choose?
Wouldn't axial tilt lock it into two seasons (one per hemisphere)? Anyway, I'd probably go with spring because it has the most bearable temperatures, though long-term effects on the ecosystem I can't even begin to speculate about.
What historical event would you like to change? How and why would you change it, and how do you think this would change the present?
As for me, I'd like to meddle with the potty-pioneers. Wikipedia tells me that the English invented our style of toiletry in 1880. No inventor is mentioned. I'd like to make any change possible to ensure the west poops in a manner as kawaii and refined as in the east, even if Japanese don't use squat toilets all that much anymore.
How do I stop getting distracted by video games, /dqn/ and anime long enough to live a studious, virile and healthy life?
One thing that I find helps a lot is to not have your PC running 24/7, or if you need it for your studies etc, create a separate user account on your OS which can access only homework- and productivity-related applications.
What is your favourite recent (less than 25 years old) cover of a song from the first half of the 20th century? Post YouTube links if you can find them!
This is more of a remix than a cover, but I love Venetian Snares' take on "Gloomy Sunday":
It's rare for an idm track to have such a well-crafted buildup / climax / denouement.
(PS: Youtube sound quality is shit so try to find a hi-fi version somewhere.)
How much power does music have over your emotions?
My Sunday is just ending - I cleaned a bunch and rearranged my room, I'm pretty happy with it. Now I'm making rolled cabbage but I'm worried I put too much toubanjan in the soup (it's gonna be hella spicy!) My plans for tomorrow are to go to work and fuck around on the internet for 8 hours because there's no actual work for me to do the next two days.
Why do you visit DQN?
It was cool and meaningful and interesting right up until I was contacted by ghosts (not actually ghosts, but demons). No sirree, nothing but that good old religion for me now.
A Wii controller.
Do you believe there is intelligent life (in any "form") besides us that exists in this vast universe?
Assuming I get a choice of when to use it, and unless an ethically superior cause comes along before I get around to it, betting large sums on the results of several sports events would be my choice.
What discontinued snack food do you wish they'd start making again? Naming several is fine too.
No! I suppose it would be an interesting experience though, but I don't foresee myself wanting to get into a relationship (a man living alone in a basement has no chance of adopting) or going out of my way to earn more money to support another human being. I'm struggling to provide for myself as it is!
What is your fondest memory from when you were 7?
I never tried to learn Esperanto because I'm not sure what its for. I learned LISP but didn't read SICP. Lisp doesn't have a lot of good libraries, so it's difficult to accomplish anything in it.
Do any countries speak Esperanto or is it just a made up language? If you were forced to write an OEL-ish manga in a language other than English or Esperanto what would it be about and what language would you write it in.
Tea, definitely. I love more or less all types of tea, especially green tea. Can't even remember the last time I had coffee. More importantly, the person behind me feels it is his solemn duty to inform you that millipedes are myriapods, not insects.
If you owned a dungeon, what sorts of things would you have in it?
Hard to choose, there are so many bad TV shows. One that comes to mind is Deal or No Deal, the premise is just so utterly stupid it makes my head hurt. Bachelor/Bachelorette style reality shows are pretty painful to watch too.
I don't actually watch many TV shows, so I guess the least favourite TV show that I actually watch is Modern Family, it's frustratingly predictable and always plays it safe.
Having just explored a rainforest a couple days ago, I'd have to say the valleys (if there are any). I think it looks really cool and mysterious to look down into a rainforest going down into a deep valley.
If you had $1000 for a vacation, where would you go and what would you do?
Are there any forced-registration online forums you know whose atmosphere is not ruined by popularity circle jerks? (Besides Kingdom of Loathing, which has already been mentioned.) If so, where can they be found?
I like Twitter a lot. A handful of DQNs are on there. It's the only place I really visit other than a few smaller IRC channels and text/imageboards. I suppose Reddit doesn't really have circlejerks, but the downside is that it's full of Redditors.
What's your Twitter username/any other DQNs you know of on the site? I need to follow more DQNs but I don't really know who's on it. I know of @disassemblyline, @FountainOfElly, @touhou_fan, @dysrexia, and @captaindangus for certain... but it's hard to know.
Once or twice, mostly was scared that I'd go through with it when too sleep-deprived to think it through.
4chan /soc/, mostly the Vocaroo threads because I like to sing-a and read-a. Also /d/ for the occasional trap image dumps.
Do you enjoy singing? If so, ever uploaded anything to Vocaroo, Audioboo or the like? Do you have another semi-public outlet?
There are about 6 DQN regular posters. About two of these were invited to Darkpa's Garden Party. Plus crossover between SAoVQ and /lounge/.
There are about 10-15 /jp/ and /Bun/ shitposters. More disturbingly, 1 or 2 normalfags from /soc/ and 99chan.
Post a tsukimi-boke gag of your own creation.
The injury itself wasn't too impressive (about half a cm³ of skin and tissue sliced off the side of a toe), but the fact that it happened in brackish water and went untreated for over ten days, without more than a bandage to stop the bleeding, was life-threatening and had me spending three weeks in hospital at age eight. In retrospect, my parents should probably have sued the school whose class trip it had happened on, considering my foot was almost twice the width of my sandal by the time I got back. A bigger injury with less drastic consequences than a scar was a 2cm deep and long tear in my calf muscle from a rusty nail. It received prompt and proper medical care apart from stitches, which I refused for some reason now utterly unclear to me.
Can you recommend anything decent to buy and download from PSN for the PlayStation3 from inside Germany? Please avoid answering in a simple negative, unless this means the thread remains inactive for over a week.
When I was about 15-16, I went through a depressive period and cut my forearms and legs with razor blades. Fortunately I didn't carve any embarrassing words into myself, but I do have very obvious scars I'll have to put up with for the rest of my life.
What is your most recent accomplishment?
>>458 Hmmm I had my photo printed in the local newspaper with a quote about how shit the job market is post-graduation and how useless the job centre is, but they kinda took it out of context to make me sound a lot harsher than I actually was (though the sentiment was the same)
>>460 Have you ever laid linoleum in a bathroom? Is it as difficult as I think it will be?
>>920 What's your favourite position to sleep in?
Roller coaster tycoon. I spent hours and hours on that game when I was a kid. No other sandbox game has given me anywhere near the same hours of fun and satisfaction.
What was the first video game you got addicted to? (If you've never been addicted, then what's the first video game you enjoyed?)
I really enjoyed Pokémon cereal. I can't remember if it had a proper name, but it was basically Cheerios with little marshmallow Pokémon. I know there's some similar cereal sold in the US, but to my knowledge Pokémon cereal was the first of its kind here in the UK. It was so sugary and delicious.
Now I just eat Bran Flakes, because I'm boring.
Do you have any unusual talents?
Short answer: none.
Long answer: none that I know of, but it wouldn't surprise me if I did have one. I have, in the past, suspected myself of having Asperger's or Schizoid Personality Disorder. In both cases I have a significant number of symptoms, but not enough to be particularly convinced.
Have you ever considered matricide?
>>494 a banana, a kitchen roll holder, a beer bottle, a girls' dilator, a tampon (it was painful trying to pull it out), people's fingers, various pens, hmm some other stuff as well i think
>>496 what would your parents say if they could see your whole life and your failings and achievements at a glance?
I've often wondered that. Probably something like "We love and support you no matter what", but I can't make any guesses as to the degree of sincerity. I'm just hoping that my academic achievements outweigh my creepy sexual fetishes.
Is there a particular time and place in history you would love to visit/permanently inhabit? If so, where, when, and why?
Quite honestly, I'm a spoiled kid of of the 21st century, and would probably go crazy without my modern conveniences. But if I had to choose, I would be curious to live in ancient Minoan civilization. Not too much is known about them, since Crete was completely destroyed by a volcano, but they did seem to be pretty advanced. They even had flush toilets.
If you had to permanently move to anywhere from 100 to 1000 years in the future, how far would you go?
It really depends on the individual - age doesn't have anything to do with it. What if I fall in love with a 70-year-old? But as a rule of thumb, I tend to find the thought of sex with anybody older than my mother (49) a bit creepy.
What's the youngest age with whom you wouldn't feel creepy doing sexual things?
There are some great ones here in Britain. I especially like "Gropecunt Lane", "Twatt" and "Sandy Balls":
I actually lived in a village called Pity Me for a while. That was a fun name.
What was the best restaurant you have ever eaten at, and what did you have?
Probably this place "Cava turacciolo" in Italy. http://www.cavaturacciolo.it/home.jsp
I barely remember what I had, except that it was multiple courses. I think fresh lake fish was part of it. Of course there was plenty of fancy cheese to go with all the different wines. The combination of chocolate with a dessert wine was particularly delicious. I probably tasted about 10 different wines that night. Good thing I wasn't paying for it.
What's the most expensive thing you regret paying for?
Molesting my girlfriend in her sleep, only to discover she was actually awake. Not knowing she had actually been awake for the past half hour, I panicked and pretended to be asleep, which in retrospect was probably the dumbest thing to do, since she got (justifiably) upset at me for lying about it, though fortunately she forgave me quickly since it was one of her secret fetishes. I never forgave myself though.
What's your most successful sexual accident?
Sitting down for on an unlubed anal dildo (first one I had used ever). No pain or tearing was involved.
Would people be more interested in science if there were internationally binding legislation to express all measurements exclusively in scientific (exponential) notation using SI base units?
I think people would strongly resist such legislation. Assuming people did accept it though, I doubt it would change people's interests. People are forced to learn how to do all sorts of things in school, but it doesn't make them any more interested in those subjects.
Also, I like the idea but it doesn't make much sense for small numbers. Just imagine speed limit signs with figures like 2.0~10^1m/s.
What interests of yours have changed since you were a kid?
I am jap.
There is a question about me.
When it makes cup noodles with hot water of 300 degrees, how long is it suitable to wait?
Well, that's a pretty complex question, really. It depends on a huge number of factors - the type of noodles, the volume of the container, the mass of hot water, the temperature (300 Farenheit? Celsius? Kelvin?), air pressure, wind speed, gravity, acceleration, whether the month has an "r" in it or not... I can't really help you unless you give me more information to go on.
This one time I fell off a bunk bed in the middle of the night, onto a concrete floor, fracturing my wrist. The place my family and I were staying at was pretty much the middle of nowhere; miles away from any kind of inhabitation, and tens of miles away from the nearest hospital. So yeah, that sucked.
How many hours do you usually sleep per night?
Very interesting... I haven't read any philosophy on it at all. I suppose it's the thing that clocks, journals, and memories make, isn't it? Hmm...
What philosophers / works of philosophy should I introduce to my female friend who's somewhat ignorant about the field? She said she'd read some, but I think she was just saying that to be nice... Out of what I've found most enjoyable, easiest to read, and most interesting, I was thinking of lending to her:
I felt the need to mention her gender because I feel women are not as inclined towards philosophy as men. I'm also worried that these may be too many books, but she's a shut-in, so it's not like she has much better to do... Well, if there are any I should take out, replace, or add to that list, I'd really appreciate your input.
Just suggest one at first, or she probably will not read any of them. Pick the one you want her to read most, and if she actually gets into it, you can go from there. Just beware that the average person, regardless of gender, do not really want to put in the energy to read works of philosophy.
How often and how thoroughly do you clean?
300 degrees centigrade. The capacity is "nissin cup noodle". The pressure that the pressure can make hot water of 300 degrees centigrade.
Because I feel hungry and have eaten, I cannot measure it anymore.
I thank for your past cooperation.
Hmm. Will you get water at all when you open the tap? At normal ambient temperature and pressure, at 300 degrees C. you would get what the engineering textbooks call "superheated steam."
This seems quite a dangerous way to prepare cup ramen. You could be scalded and badly burned. Have you considered boiling some water in a metal pan instead?
Is there not any good method to shorten the waiting time of cup noodles?
It is great!
Should a thing to use to do it not be lard or margarine?
I remember about three dreams in a year, and usually not in full. In my most recent dream, I was somehow transformed into a little girl with time travel powers and I abducted a friend of mine and we went on a jouney or adventure of some kind. I don't remember what exactly the adventure entailed, but I do remember hitting on my friend several times.
Have you ever 1CC'd any Touhou games?
Your Total: 14
Between 12 and 15 is average.
So apparently I'm average but slightly entitled and superior.
How do I get the tabs in Firefox to extend ALL the way to the top?
Go into userChrome.css and mess around with the properties of
tabbrowser-tab. Try something like
height: 40px !important
You might also want to mess around with
padding to suit your needs.
If you could hang out with any one person--fact or fiction, dead or alive--for a day, who would it be?
I can't say I have a specific system of morals or ethics. I find them to be a very subjective thing, and one that is often constantly evolving. My own morals and ethics are derived from the previously conceived concepts of others (those I primarily agree with). To follow any one particular system feels slightly dogmatic, and to me leaves a lot open for corruption. Though, overall the ideas that pertain to morals and ethics remain a complicated thing to consider and I argue I can't really come to anything conclusive in regards to them, only act on what I feel is right.
Should I bother getting Guild Wars 2?
What should I do to study an English reading and writing conversation?
Thank you, I still read and write by an automatic translation today.
I want to acquire the sense of words like natives early.
At first I study from grammar!
>>563 That's not a question. I do know of a fat asian lass with big titties but I can't remember her name. You've probably seen her anyway I bet.
What question(s) appearing in this thread so far have you particularly liked?
"Mom, Dad, meet my girlfriend. She's ten years older than me."
or some variation of that...
Alternatively, you could just not tell them. They would be faced with the prospect of rudely asking her age, and when they do, your older and wiser girlfriend might be able to handle the situation better. If wisdom is actually a direct function of age.
Is wisdom a function of age, and if so, what is the function?
It might very well be. This sounds like a problem in psychohistory, but I can take a crack at it. For a = honesty, b = dishonesty, c = hardships, d = morale, e = kindness, the function might look something like this (taking all values as nonnegative integers): f(x) = [cd(ax + e)]/b
Now we need some sort of "wisdom scale" by which to judge the results.
What was the last thing/event you really enjoyed?
Every time I answered a question another one appeared! But whatever, I'm posting anyway!
I use the mnemonic "example given" for e.g. and "in explanation" for i.e. However, I see no reason to use them unless you're trying to sound scholarly. The phrases "for example" and "such as" are more natural, and less disruptive of sentence flow.
No. Standards are arbitrary, languages evolve, and there will always be a divide between the language of commoners and that of more learned individuals.
Who do you play in Dota2?
(M₯Φ₯L)U Yes, comrade! Next week, the imperialists pigs will surely suffer their greatest downfall!
If I told you that I really enjoy playing Sleeping Dogs, Saints Row 2 and GTA IV, which other PS3 releases would you recommend to me? (Because of the mods available, I suspect Saints Row the Third would be better enjoyed on PC.)
Probably the one that starts "I wandered lonely as a cloud", which was one of the first things my Japanese teacher at Sheffield had us translate back into the original language.
If I told you that I really enjoy playing Sleeping Dogs, Saints Row 2 and GTA IV, which other PS3 releases would you recommend to me? (Because of the mods available, I suspect Saints Row the Third would be better enjoyed on PC.)
I think they are a great idea, and a vast improvement over forced registration boards and social networking. I love the idea that people are judged on their words and ideas over their identities. However, there are problems, such as lack of a diverse userbase and simplistic content filtering.
Can you think of a better content organization and filtering system than our current thread/post/sage system? (And one that's not moderation or a voting system)
A thread hide/subscribe feature, sage by default (and renaming it to be a "don't bump" feature), text art detection, and better RSS (or API access) would all be good incremental improvements to this existing system and have been proven successes on other boards.
What if I told you I used to be Cowboy Curtis?
I'd do a quick google search, find nothing on the first page of results, look back at your question, and frown after rereading the second clause, realizing that you apparently won some competition featured in a game, not an actual game competition. Desperate for clarification, I would tab back to the search results, see this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yoN0mgxR1M and stop watching after two and a half minutes, thinking it's probably completely unrelated. Then I'd give up and stop caring, smile politely and say "good for you".
What should I do with my life?
I've always liked crisps plain. Not even ready salted, but as plain as they can be. I live near a crisp factory, and as children my friends and I used to sneak in and steal crisps. I sometimes snagged plain ones before they were sent off to be salted. Then when I grew up and stopped stealing from an honest company like Walkers, they introduced those Salt & Shake crisps, and I just wouldn't put any salt in.
If I had to answer your question though, tomato sauce or ice cream (both are nice, try it). For Doritos, it's those hot salsa dips they make. Those are delicious.
What is the biggest thing you have ever stolen?
Normally I'd report this as spam, but these channels actually seem to work, so ... thanks, I guess? Still, you didn't ask a question, and thus broke this rather big thread.
Instead I'll just report my score on >>544's narcissism test:
Total score: 4
What forum/site do you most frequently post to, and is there another forum you just prefer to read frequently without posting anything?
I grow the bowels for constipation, and, please teach how to make of a laxative having heavy body.
Chilling after work, browsing the internet and trying not to think about tomorrow. Also I am hypocritically feeling slightly annoyed about the quality of the guy who keeps being annoyed about the quality of DQN.
If you could master one skill, what would it be? (Preferably a skill that actually exists)
I don't really believe in "luck" as some people conceive it, but I do think I am luckier than most people in terms of being born into a moderately wealthy (compared to the third world) and white family, opening plenty of doors for me and allowing me to live a comfortable and free lifestyle that I can afford to take for granted.
What have you been listening to lately?
>>623 Somewhere between 0.1 and 0.2, considering I watch about an hour of it every week (and that's only if I remember that a particular show I like is on at a particular time, which doesn't really happen often).
>>625 What are your thoughts on the influence that recent developments in technology are having on music?
I think most intriguing of all is the preservation of music through digital media, the internet and so on and how long it will possibly all live on. One nice example is the Golden Record we stuck on the Voyager 2 satellite; it will drift through space for many tens of thousands of years, ready to be played back at any moment. Just think of all the forms of music in early human history that, thanks to any proper method of safekeeping it, have been lost. Though I wonder, how much music from today's era will we want to actually keep, considering how terrible most of it has now become?
As for technology evolving how music can be produced and created, it really hasn't changed all that much from the early days of musique concrète. Aside from how it can sound, a synthesizer hasn't changed too much and there has not been any striking developments in acoustic instruments in a long time.
Do you think the mailman will finally deliver the books I've been waiting on, or did they get perhaps lost in transit?
If I just googled or wikipedia'd it wouldn't be very interesting so I'll just guess. Your ears are connected by sinuses to your mouth and nose, so I'm guessing it's basically like the mucus in your nose that accumulates dust and shit over time, thus getting sticky and bigger over time. No idea if this is even close.
In a relationship where one person loves more strongly than the other, who has the harder time?
He loves his partner too much to break their heart, but not enough to feel completely satisfied. Thus he feels trapped. He enjoys the security and warmth of the relationship, and ending it would not guarantee his happiness. Yet the longer the relationship continues, the more his latent regret begins to build. The regret eats away at his happiness until he must either save himself by hurting his partner, whom he still cares about, or sacrifice his soul in order to continue the facade.
A little bit of an exaggeration, maybe, but that's the general gist. Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything.
What's something you've learned that you were surprised to discover that most people already knew?
>>631I don't watch TV and haven't for a good few years, but I've heard some friends say it's good, so maybe if I gave it a chance it would surprise me. It's happened with some other series I've happened to watch with friends on DVD; I was pretty disillusioned with TV and I never considered that there could be "good TV" past a few cult shows I like but I got baked and watched the Sky "Coming this year" set of trailers" and I was genuinely drawn in by what I was seeing
>>633 Have you ever watched the UK TV show Life On Mars?
Yes! I really enjoyed it. It struck a good balance between the mystery of what had happened to Sam Tyler, and zany 70s police antics. I also respect that it ended when and how it did, leaving things open to interpretation. This is why I was upset with Ashes to Ashes--it completely ruined that within the first five minutes, and it extended a show that should have ended peacefully.
I also watched the American pilot, which made me laugh more than anything. I don't think that was quite what they were going for.
How do you feel about the upcoming series of Red Dwarf?
Real answer: the em dash (\). It makes writing so much more clear than having commas all over the place. Unfortunately, it's rarely used outside of print, and as far as I'm aware it isn't taught in schools. I suppose it's because of how difficult it is to type, and even the ASCII approximation (--) is dying out.
Dokyun answer: the interrobang (‽).
What is your favourite Unicode character?
>>648 My first and last practice session next week with the band for a Miku concert next year. I quit the band last week but I said I'd still come to practice since everyone else learned three songs to practice together, but I still haven't and can't be bothered learning two of them.
>>650 Which is better, the UK or USA Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Get your own apartment.
Make a double toast or keep the loaf of toast and the slice of cheese to make one another day?
I don't like them too much. Probably I was spoiled when I was young by playing Age of Empires against PC rather slowly, with games lasting over an hour. I liked to take it easy and fully develop and overwhelm enemies.
And then I learned about SC and how it has basic strategies and other stuff. And it seemed rather dull, I couldn't appreciate turning a video game into some sort of a mechanical skill.
Whilst it's fun watching pro-gamers tearing each other apart, I'd probably get frustrated if I try to play them.
Do you like space exploration? What fascinates you the most?
Yes. I used to wear my girlfriend's clothes a lot. I pretended it was zany humour, but in reality I liked wearing women's clothing. They're so much prettier than men's. Unfortunately I've put on weight, so I doubt I would look good in a dress. Plus it's not particularly worth the money.
What are your thoughts on Holocaust denial?
Yes, I have. I find it more sad than neat. It's not just girls either, guys are equally prone to finding hard-to-get girls attractive. I think it's an evolutionary thing.
What do you see in this picture?
>>680 I'd be Biohazard and burping and farting would be involved in my special moves, I would stink really bad.
>>682 I read >>680's answer before I looked at >>679's picture and now all I can see is the man and woman. Is it supposed to be one of those optical illusions where it can be interpreted in different ways?
I used to be an amateur mycologist. I would go out with some equipment into my local woodland, take a few mushrooms, then go home and make spore patterns to identify them. There was absolutely no reason I did this. I just did.
More recently I've gotten into real ale, so I'm obsessed with trying new ales and hoarding bottles. When I can be bothered, I also want to look into home brewing. Maybe I'll start a microbrew, who knows.
What is your favourite question ITT, and what is your answer to that question?
D is for Digital by Brian Kernighan. It's a great introduction to computers, focussing on the technical bits in a modern context. I wish a book like this had existed when I first got into computing almost twenty years ago.
If your home was burning down and you could only save three items, what would they be?
1) My computer
2) Framed picture of my waifu
3) ...That's about all I really care about, actually. I suppose the last entry would have to be spare clothes or money or some such.
I have indeed; I've read Beyond Good and Evil and Thus Spoke Zarathustra. I found them both quite enjoyable, despite the fact I'm not that interested in philosophy. I liked the idea of the Übermensch, amongst other things, but parts of it were just silly.
Would you have a polyamorous relationship, given the chance?
I was reading some rationalist site (Less Wrong, maybe) where someone mentioned how polyamorous relationships are common among rationalists because monogamy is fairly artificial, and usually governed by religion or archaic laws. I thought it was interesting and I largely agree--it should certainly be legal and accepted--but it wouldn't be for me. I'm too neurotic and jealous. I would rather focus my romantic efforts on one person, and if he or she was dating other people as well, I would feel all paranoid and insecure.
Perhaps I would try it, given the chance, but I don't think it would work out.
If you could change one thing about your appearance, what would it be?
I had one that was a single still image that went on for a long time. It consisted of me, sat at some small basketball court's stands (which seemed inaccessible since they were just hanging there, with no way to get down). A girl was lying down with her head on my lap, and I was seeing it in 3rd person, from afar. Everything was dark orange, as if seen through a filter. It was very melancholy, but it felt peaceful and comfortable. I spent the next week trying to feel like that again.
If you could learn any language, what would it be?
Anyone could learn any language they wanted. I want to learn Japanese, but I haven't put in enough serious study to do it. So, even having the ability to learn any language I wanted, I learned nothing. But why Japanese? It's a beautiful written language and I'd like to read and enjoy 2ch., regardless of how good it is. It might be a good eye opener to how mediocre BBSes everywhere are (with the exclusion of our utopia 4-channel).
What's the easiest way for a mute to make money?
We're much less forgiving, if at all really, of the wider internet than VIPPERS. Also we don't talk about VIP here. They are our evil, freedom-loving brethren. South Korean scum they are.
If you had to associate VIP and DQN to any other nations besides the aforementioned two, which would you choose and why?
By the old meaning of the word, DQN refers to a stupid mindless punk, as in the L[ kids that do nothing but loiter outside convenience stores with their cigarettes and rebellious haircuts. NKorea matches that with their mindless militaristic stupidity that has resulted in a devastated economy and starving population. VIP (as in a VIP club) is sort of appropriate for SKorea, given their rising status in the international stage.
But if you're talking about the English boards /dqn/ and /vip/, the links would be reversed. /vip/ is full of retards and unoriginal trolls and chaos (NKorea) while /dqn/ has more quality, though still plenty of shitposts and annoying people complaining about shitposts (SKorea).
Would you rather be VIP or DQN? (in terms of whatever those words mean to you)
France and England, perhaps? We're quite close, have a somewhat shared history, and yet still have a sort of spirited animosity towards one another. DQN would be England because we're far more gentlemanly.
Assuming VIP = celebrity and DQN = delinquent, I'd still rather be a DQN. I can't stand famous people, to be honest. They all seem obnoxious and narcissistic and so very fake.
How are you going to celebrate the 7000th?
Boy am I the guy to answer your question. Actually, most of us are. The weather has finally dropped, so yesterday I wore a big ugly sweater that I got last Christmas, pajama pants with shorts underneath. During the summer, I wear a t-shirt and basketball shorts.
Do you ever need white noise playing because you're in a loud environment? Do you have a specific recording or site you use?
A lot of things usually attributed, though completely unrelated, to your aforementioned Asperger's. Obsessive organization, being bothered when objects are placed "crookedly", pedantically avoiding tactile contact with surfaces in public areas and cautiously washing my hands afterwards, occasionally rocking and contorting my body in awkward ways which are momentarily comforting. Among others I can't be arsed to recall at the moment, I have an inexplicable fascination with memorizing alphanumeric strings such as license plates and serial numbers.
Have you tried memorizing such large strings/digits? What's the most you've done?
I think I can memorize up to 11 digits with ease. However, I have a terrible memory for names, so memorizing my phone book is out of question. The most was 16 alphanumeric characters of my email.
Personally, I love adding up all digits or parts of phone numbers together. I even have a weird system of memorizing something by creating a strange rule for digits/numbers and calculating a sum of all digits. It's inexplicable.
When I run out of publicly available numbers or any interesting thoughts, I usually calculate squares of different numbers.
Also, I completely agree that surfaces in public areas are disgusting. I always have a small bottle of antiseptic gel with me.
What do you like to do with numbers in your free time?
Whenever I have a string of four or five digits, for instance a digital clock, I try to find a way of adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing the first three or four digits to make the last one. If you allow yourself an error margin of }1, it's usually possible somehow.
Which is your favourite character thread and why?
Ask them politely, "please slow down." That probably won't work, so then you can escalate it to, "I'm sorry, but I don't feel safe as a passenger in this car. Please slow down." This will probably piss them off, but that's unavoidable. Open the door and hang out, screaming "IF YOU DON'T FUCKING SLOW DOWN I'M GOING TO FUCKING JUMP." If this still doesn't work, punch them in the face, jump out of the car and hope for the best (make sure to roll making your body as circular as possible, tucking your head in to avoid injury. Try to aim for some soft grass or water if you can.)
No, 11 - (1+1) = 9.
Bear shaped twinkies
Would you rather cut off a pinkie or middle finger?
>>747 I got arrested for vandalising a supermarket, spraypainting it after a long night spree off my face on stimulants. Also I had pissed my trousers so I was quite a state in the police car. And they found a bottle of poppers when they searched me and assumed I liked to soften up my bumhole. I convinced them I was naturally just a bit spaced out but had to pay a fine.
>>749 What's the worst trouble you got in at school?
People who bike on the sidewalk when there's plenty of extra room on the side of the road. People who eat in the library or "quiet study" areas. Cashiers with heavy accents so that you have to ask them to repeat every fucking thing they say. Also cashiers who try to buddy up to you and ask prying questions instead of just doing their fucking job.
What weird thing makes you happy in a non-sexual way?
You probably got crap in the keys. Pick it up and shake it up and down, then unplug it and plug it back again. If that doesn't work, reboot your computer. If it's still not working, buy a new one.
Why do people keep derailing the thread by not asking questions?
>>766 I had some cinnamon tea the other day and it was nice, but usually I stick to plain old teabags with a lot of milk and a lot of sugar, if I can even be bothered to make a hot drink. In fact I'm more likely to have hot chocolate.
>>768 What is your occupation, if you consider yourself to have one?
>>773 I don't download any porn but I used to just keep a folder of urls for good videos. I think I had two or three hot japanese lesbian ones and a tranny one or two but no gay men porn, because I am not gay.
>>775 Do you ever wear aftershave or cologne or smelly things like that? Or just deodorant? What kind?
>>775 They spend far more than they take in, and rather than control their excessive spending like a sensible entity would, they'd rather just raise taxes even more so they can keep spending more and more and more. Also, they're nosy, interfering busybody assholes.
>>777 Why do you like the government?
What's your favorite track on this album? http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Metal+Machine+Music/597104
You should ask him about his Touhou obsession. He'll probably tell you about the thrill, the beauty, the never ending satisfaction and so on. However, if you ask this then there is danger that you'll never get him to shut up; it's a double-edged sword. I can't recommend it to amateurs. What this all really means, though, is that you, >>783, should just ask something silly and hope for the best.
If you had to have your hands removed at the wrists and replaced with any two objects (but not prosthetic hands), what would you choose?
>>786 I've actually had a deep interest in vexillology since I was about 6, I even won an award at primary school for teaching my teacher the word "vexillology". Hmmm my favourite flags would be the Republic Of Macedonia's and maybe the state of Nova Scotia's, but would I display them outside? I'd also consider either of Scotland's flags (I prefer the Lion Rampant but i get a boner for saltires anyway) or the US Confederate flag (hung upside down, because I disagree with some of the things it stands for but it'sa saltire withs STARS all over it) or New Zealand's Ministry of Transport flag because it's quite silly.
>>788 What's the best stamp you've ever seen?
Well, I've been in plenty of such situations and I have a terrible memory. The most recent one I can remember is failing my driving test 5 times. Since I couldn't drive and had to retake the test every week, those were the most stressful 5 weeks of my recent life. Numerous other events (girlfriend leaving, dog dying) just made those 5 weeks even worse. The sixth time I finally passed, and everything got better.
Who is your favorite Touhou character, and what Touhou music do you like? (Once again, asking for my student)
A shit ton of soothers, a shit ton of empty soothers wrappers, my laptop, speakers, some dirty dishes, a box of cereal, a PS2, a television, a netbook, a couple of toy keyboards (CASIO VL-Tone and a stylophone), some empty chocolate spread jars, pens, coins, and a few bits of miscellany.
Nothing spectacular I'm afraid.
What makes you happiest? Or, what's made you the most happy recently?
>>792 It made me quite happy to think you and I have pretty much the same desk; I have my computer instead of a laptop and it's nothing so fancy as a CASIO keyboard, but everything else the same down to the chocolate spread and stylophone. I love when life seems to come together and make patterns, seemingly just for me. I always notice coincidences.
>>794 have you ever noticed "coincidence" is just "co-incidence"? What a great word I thought!
Considering I'm taking the class, Sigmund Freud was retarded, and the entire science completely disregards the existence of free will.
There are billions of devices that can connect to the internet and browse the web via many different web browsers that you can install on them. AND, all of these devices all have different screen sizes and resolutions. Not to mention all the desktop browsers inside different OS's.
The problem I want you to solve is, what font would be best to use on a mobile website, if you wanted that site to render as similarly as possible across all these different browsers, OS's, and screen sizes?
kablueys cause they make my mouth look like neptune
will there be anything else sir?
>>812 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZyTC72iols because well it's the only Touhou replay vid I've watched; I found one of my friends from my childhood after years of no contact to find out he's also into the same things as me. Actually he got me into video games and internets I guess, or maybe it's the path I was destined for anyway.
>814 Do you think your dad's willy's been in your mum's mouth?
>>816 It all depends on whether or not the phenomenon can be simply explained as a psychological thing. The delay may or may not be all in your head.
>>818 Is there really any way of knowing whether reality determines what one percieves or if perception is actually what makes something real? Alternatively, could perception and reality be partly, mostly, or entirely seperate?
>>817 Consider reading Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. The accepted answer these days is that reality determines what we perceive, but our perceptions are still just interpretations of that reality. As it stands, reality and perception are only "separate" by the variations we find between different peoples' perceptions of said reality.
>>819 If you had to decide between a life only of things you hate but are really good at and come easily to you, or a life of things you love but cause struggle and frustration, which would you rather take?
I enjoyed a dinner with my family at home. I like it this way. Strangely enough my father suggested to order some Japanese cuisine, which was rather unusual, but we all agreed.
I'd like to reply to >>827. It's clearly New Year in Russia because it's like "western" Christmas and New Year merged. Also, December 31 through January 8 are holidays.
Orthodox Christmas is purely a religious feast celebrated on January 7. I suppose, historically atheist commies probably craved to receive their presents earlier.
How would you describe your New Year celebration?
>>831 I love maps, I used to draw them when I was a wee boy, copying them out of atlases. I was more into flags but I still loved maps. I had this really cool atlas that showed the oceans without any water, so you could see the topography of the sea bed, I wonder what happened to it? I think I was too young to fully appreciate iot, it would be cool to find now
>>833 What do you think of noise artists like Hanatarash, Merzbow, stuff like that? Not necessarily harsh noise, but people in general who decide to spend what little time they have on earth recording extreme niche forms of music?
I was going to say something along the lines of I admire them for following what they enjoy and so on, regardless of what other people think or what little effect it might have on the world at large. I was going to say that, but then I read that Hanatarash once cut a dead cat in half with a machete and I find that extremely distasteful.
What has been your most recent significant failure?
Picking favorites is too hard! But I've been listening to Kaleidoscope by [Lydia Grave] more than any of the other stuff: http://lydiagrave.net/special/kaleidoscope/
I can't tell why exactly it appeals to me though.
What would you look like if you turned into a SJIS art character? Bonus points for actually making something, not just describing.
I tend to smirk a fair bit, so perhaps a [ for a mouth? I've no idea how to even try to denote my almost rectangular glasses though, so I shan't even try. The rest of my face is disappointingly nondescript. Alas, no bonus points for me.
What sorts of unusual things do you do when you're alone?
Strike Fighters: Project 1, a 1950s-early 1960s era jet aircraft combat flight sim. I'd also like to see the game get some of the same advances in avionics that existed at the time, like air-to-ground radar modes for dive bombing and radar lead computing G-compensating optical gunsights for gun combat. The game was released in 2002 in a horrible buggy incomplete not-even-beta state. Eventually patches were produced to render it playable, it still requires the player, for example, to dive-bomb World War II style squinting at what amounts to a grease-pencil mark on the cockpit windscreen, and the gunsights aren't much better--the US had G-compensating optical gunsights in service in 1943, and radar lead computing variants were tested in Korea a few years after that.
Yes, I know, a version 2 of the game was released in 2008. But it still isn't, in my opinion, what it could have been.
Should I eat the leftover chicken or the leftover stirfy for lunch?
Ratchet and Clank 2. I'm going for 100%, I reckon I'm at around 90. Not looking forward to farming bolts to get the last couple of weapons or trying to guess where the remaining platinum bolts are, though.
My legs constantly feel like they need exercise, but I walk to and from university every day (30 minutes each way). I'm reasonably tall (probably too tall for my chair for my legs to bend properly) and I like coffee and sugar. Any tips?
Shin Guard. It's a game I made up a few minutes ago. My friend poured some Gatorade from a mostly empty bottle that was on te ground next to where we were sitting in my TI-84's cover, so I said "Wanna play shin guard?" I told him it was a game where I put the case over his shin and hit it until he feels pain and that there's no way to win, only get a high score. He said no so I kept insisting until he gave in. I first kept hitting it with my hand until it stated to hurt so I said "okay level two" then proceeded to hit it with tr calculator itself. I gave up and told him he won, contradicting myself. I checked and the case still had some Gatorade on it so I said that the other shin still needs to go. I did it until it was completely dry then I congratulated him. It wasn't really a game but a way to get the sticky Gatorade off my calculator cover.
Would you play Shin Guard?
>>864 Only 15 times a week and you're worried?? I was going to reply thinking maybe a 100 times a week. To grow a beard I think you just have to wait and see what happens; you may hear people say shave often and it grows back in thicker and quicker but I think this is a myth, it looks darker and seems to grow quicker for some other illusionary reason
>>866 If I'm so brilliant why won't anyone employ me?
I guess my favourite OP is FLCL, because technically it's just a title displayed for a couple of seconds. And it's 4:3. It's that hardcore!
But openings of the original Hokuto no Ken, Renkin San-kyuu Magical Pokaan, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt and Soul Eater are also worth mentioning.
Trava: Fist Planet has my favourite ending.
Have you watched REDLINE?
Yes, I liked how it didn't try to get too serious or complex with the backstory, staying focused on the unashamedly over-the-top action, much like Dead Leaves.
If you could choose a super power, what would you choose? Let's say ridiculous god powers like omnipotence or omniscience are off limits.
Those rainbow white chocolate brownies that get posted daily on /ck/.
Or anything from cooking with dog
Have you ever felt nostalgia for something you were never part of
Quite a few times actually. It's mostly about the 70s. I particularly like space exploration, LISP, integrated circuits and music of that age. Maybe something else that I can't remember right off the bat \ besides Vietnam War which is interesting but it isn't something that causes nostalgia.
What is your hobby? Would you recommend it to anybody else?
One of my main hobbies is gardening. I'd recommend it to anyone; it's very satisfying, even if it amounts to nothing more than keeping a few potted plants on your windowsill. It doesn't take too much effort unless you're trying to grow something especially fancy.
Would you eat cooked human flesh, given the chance?
It might be stress or avitaminosis! Try doing something that you enjoy. Make sure that you sleep for at least 6 hours every night, and that your diet contains both meat and fresh vegetables. Try taking a multivitamin supplement.
And never eat human flesh because you might get a prion disease.
What would you do if your sleeping schedule suddenly drifted across the globe and then just stopped there with an almost inverted sleep-wake pattern?
>>887 Whenever that happens I stay up for a night and a day and go to sleep at a normal time. Usually this would happen after a night of taking stimulating substances with friends, but sometimes if I get stuck in a cycle of looking at things on the Internet. To pass the time I do creative things, I take it as an opportunity to work on something that takes a bit more preparation than scribbling in a sketchbook, such as getting paints and canvas out or making big stencils or something, or masturbating
>>889 Have you ever created a video? Not just like filming you playing a game or doing something but took time to make something?
No, I think that simply is stupid as it makes it less secure and restricts the freedoms of the taxpayers, which includes law breakers.
Do you think that passing a bill after it has already been struck down by referendum but making it referendum proof by attaching it to a spending bill and allowing the governor to dissolve any elected body in the entire state is Stalinistic?
Living in the mitten sucks.
I'm really getting bored of it. Originally it served as auxiliary to narrative and puzzle and fit well into a lot of adventure stories, but it's been taking more and more of a central role in games lately and the quality of gamer's been decreasing so the other elements are being relegated to the status of cutscene with occasional hand holding.
What is your opinion of people's opinions of video games?
Can't it be both?
Do you think I could pull off a http://cdn.styleforum.net/b/b7/b7c7ae4a_316252_10100499496277410_15904009_53579744_1030627947_n.jpeg
Aside from the two side zippers it's pretty modest
Whoops, I forgot that STP is only used for gases. I suppose any standardised conditions would suffice. Anyway, the question still stands, >>910.
We do blame Mexicans for taking the jobs, but not so much for crime; we have blacks for that.
Why is it still snowing right now if a so-called "global warming" is a problem?
No, that wouldn't be very ladylike!
I'm going to answer >>931 as well, because I think it's a good question.
First of all, global warming is probably a misleading term. Although average global temperatures are increasing, the effects of the gulf stream slowing down or sea level rise or things like that can have the opposite effect locally. Hence why people often call it "climate change" rather than "global warming".
One of the important things to realise is that the climate is a chaotic system. Chaotic systems require two things:
Changes in the climate definitely involve feedback; the weather on one day will affect the weather on the next day, and so on. Climate is also non-linear, as clouds, storms and rainfall all generally either form abundantly or not at all. That is to say, a small change will not necessarily have a small effect. Once you pass a certain threshold in terms of temperature or humidity, a given type of cloud will be able to form, and will probably form in large numbers.
The scary thing about chaotic systems is that they can be incredibly sensitive to change. Consider this diagram:
Both the black and white balls follow the exact same rules, yet a tiny change in initial position leads to a huge change later on. This has a number of applications to climate change:
Expanding on that last point, I've frankly never understood climate change sceptics, or what have you. Whilst the data is, naturally, highly variable, the underlying principles of, for instance, atmospheric carbon dioxide affecting heat absorption, are incredibly transparent.
What this all really means though, >>931, is that the climate's pretty well fucked.
What book, if any, are you reading at present?
I like to prop my head up pretty high when I sleep, so I like a large and firm cushion for a head pillow. For my back though, I prefer bright and fluffy like a sun-speckled lagoon of childhood dreams in which I can dive and lose myself in the sunny shadows shining through the cracks.
If you had to fight to the death and you could only choose one vegetable as a weapon, what would you choose? You aren't allowed to prepare the vegetable beforehand using other tools either.
Yes, apparently I have been known to talk in my sleep. Once, when I was young, a friend with whom I was having a sleepover said I was mumbling about "Uncle Quentin", who I think was a character from an Enid Blyton book. A friend of mine also giggles in her sleep, which is quite amusing.
If you were to write a visual novel, what would it be about?
>>943 I had a cool group of high school friends, but each one joined the military.
Then I would be an inanimate object, and enjoy much the same level of awareness as most other inanimate objects. To be honest, I'd much rather be a cloud formation or a mineral deposit or something like that, but I suppose I could settle for being a comic book.
How do you feel about moths?
Were I a beginner or intending on making my code interface-able with, Python. Otherwise I'd pick Lisp (Scheme) because it is super nice and general purpose.
I don't know Haskell but I'd probably learn it just to understand its core ideas (I'm currently picking up OCaml and it is great).
Under the pretense that re-birth and karma and stuff are real, who or what were you in a previous life, and why?
I've always felt an affinity for trees, however my understanding is that you can only be reincarnated as a human or animal, so I couldn't have been a tree. Considering how much I like trees in bloom, I suppose it would make sense for me to have been a pollinator; perhaps a moth or a small bird.
Inspired by the fact that my captcha is kotch: the Koch snowflake has infinite length but finite area. How does this make you feel?