why not both?
Germany, is that you?
What means right?
Is it human rights? or anti Left(spoiled??
You can have both silly head
i don't get it!
I'm right all the time, yet I'm not happy at all. I'd rather be happy （ ´_ゝ`）
I only try to be right because it makes me happy, but that just means that happiness is the greater value for me.
I would rather be very VERY gay.
What is your favorite part of Japanese culture.
The village life that was protected by a lone wanderer.
Zantoochi and that guy, Akira or something. The Man in the old black and white movies, him when he played a bandit.
Some people being who they wanted to be to the end. Not stopping themselves.
Culture can get fucked. All civilization can burn without a single thing of worth being lost.
Nothing compares to someone who wants to live, knowing something better is out out there, and finding it.
I am a fan of Takeshi Kitano
My girlfriend makes me bento when I go to work.
I like those pantsu vending machines
I really really like one of the most famous japanese writer Dazai Osamu. He is great.
That new yearly batsu game by Downtown is interesting. I want to learn Japanese just to understand their suffering live.
the fact that they created text boards
I like japan period!
so what? the mod(s) don't have much to look after...
This should be on the Requests board.
Though I'll have to agree their textboards look much better...
can bps import the posts we already have?
at least post the thread http://4-ch.net/req/kareha.pl/1463703284/l50
I like it how it is. I noticed with iichan's revamp, things are a little different "culture"-wise
Personally if I owned the website, I'd keep it as it is. It doesn't have so much traffic to really warrant a big change, anyway
Besides the report feature, I like that they have an actual archiving system.
Didn't someone want soko/shuffle commands on DQN?
Voting against. Don't mess with this.
Let's write haiku poetry about our day. I'll start with this.
Zombies, killing me all night
Hardcore is too hard
Wake up, feeling tired
Post cee pee on image board
Fap myself to sleep
Gave no fucks at work
I wish I could go to sleep
Will now get haircut
I made some pancakes
I also ate the pancakes
Another year past
Today, it is my birthday
and nothing has changed
Saw a funny post
Giggled for a little bit
Turns out it was mine
I made a cup of tea
But I forgot to drink it
Now it has gone cold
Met up with qt
Watched some Anime with her
Wished I'd asked her out
Hacking a friends Wii
His hard-drive, unsupported
why why why why why
Philosopher - her.
'Let's walk together' says she.
But soon do we part.
The thought replays itself.
Does she enjoy my company?
Or is that folly?
we've all heard about cyberpunk and cipherpunk, but here's something new:
That's right. Textpunk
Newspaper articles, BBSs (like this one), IRC, ASCII art, Kopipe, program source code, Novels, View HTML source, Google search engine, Mathematics, Hieroglyphics, The Rosetta Stone, Gutenberg Bible...
A textpunk doesn't sit there waiting for information to be slowly fed to him drip at a time by the gogglebox. A textpunk is thirsty for knowledge and 100% focused - they read old school hacker textfile zines. They don't waste their time with lame imageboarders: instead they're doing crazy abstract shitposting on /prog/ with thoughts and concepts twisted up so with many levels of irony that it becomes an art form.
Textpunks recognize and understand the true power of kopipe - how a well crafted piece of text can be so damn powerful that it alone can trigger thousands of replies with so much veracity within days. They see through things down into the core of what really counts, everything in the computer is built of text, ascii, strings of bits - They don't care about the latest 3D GUI environment fads. No, that's just a distraction. 7-bit clean ascii program source code. That's textpunk.
typing .NFO files in dosbox like it's 1994
I never even got to know what gopher was back then since had had no computer when I was a kid let alone internet.
You misunderstand the reason for ASCIIpunk:
Computers have gotten considerably more powerful, but they are being bottlenecked by the software that is running on them, it is bloated, horrible, interpreted languages and hugely extravegant GUIs are used for simple programs, weighing them down. ASCIIpunk is not a lust for the past, it is the trimming of needless fat from software in order that software that actually needs to be demanding (rendering, compiling etc) has as many system resources avalible to it. We are the rebellion against the culture of NodeJS, Microsoft and other such retardation.
I agree with all of your points, but interpreted languages aren't necessarily bad, it's just that most interpreters for modern languages are horribly optimized. It is possible to make an optimized interpreter, however, it requires a lot of low level knowledge similar to that of optimizing a compiler. Most language developers probably don't want to deal with those types of things.
Currently programming a BBS server with Python :^)
Text is great, OP. I highly recommend this shrine to the almighty textfile: http://textfiles.com/directory.html
Here's a pile of ancient anime textfiles too: http://www.nt2099.com/OSA/text/misc/
This Maison Ikkoku guide textfile set has always amazed me with the amount of work and care put into it: http://ikkoku.com/mi/html/guide.html From ASCII art of character names in Kanji, to detailed conventions/schemes for information, to all matter of detailed data, this was a real love letter to the textfile.
"If you know the name of a spirit, you have power over it"...Gerald Sussman (your SICP ref reminded me of this).
Wow, the Maison Ikkoku guide looks great! Clearly a lot of work and love was poured into these files.
Textfiles are special, in that their basic appearance is the default, while extravagant files are rare and need to be carefully prepared in order to creatively sidestep the limitations.
Meanwhile, on the www the basic appearance is shunned. Everything is flashy, colorful, sometimes it's hard to parse information and when you disable css, many sites are unusable.
I wish the www was more limited, more like it used to be.
Whenever I design a website, I try to keep it as unflashy and small and simple as possible: I find that websites which work on text-mode browsers are the most usable ones, even on graphical browsers.
text on its side :^)
Just thought it could be like a time capsule; a lot of fun!
uhh... 101 get?
My time is soon, I hope.
>still haven't set another year
ITT we post things that will probably still be on the front page in 2020
It istn dude, we are on /general/ not on /dqn/
what is the point of /dqn/ anyway what do you do on /dqn/?
just posted this in irc so I thought I would post it here
05:31 dis4chan hello
05:31 dis4chan i have an idea to rejuvenate this place, 4chan text boards have been killed by moot
05:32 dis4chan so this place can be the new 4chan text boards, threads here are more permanent, so people who meet on 4chan and want a convenient way to continue a discussion can use 4-ch.net
jokes on you bastards my buds have already got it all together
moot is dead, moot is a myth
someone needs to convince hiro to put up a 2channel clone now that he owns 4spam
First saovq now 4chan text boards are an endangered species
hiro should bring back the textboards
also i forgot to mention that textboards should be modernised more, im mainly saying more features like the ability to watch threads
I was wondering: Is there someone lurking here out of a general dislike towards images? Compared to text, I always felt like pictures were dirty; looking at them is an unpleasent experience to me. Therefore I have now blocked every image in my browser and am currently looking for alternatives to imageboard, youtube, ect.
Someone here in a similar situation?
Waste of download.
Internet should be devoid of all images except for creations.
Icons and such are stupidity. Stupidity deserves no place.
You sound like you need professional help. I don't think this is normal.
Why is 4ch the best forum?
I agree. I used to browse on here a good bit in '08. After 8 years, I feel like everything in my life has changed, but this site has not really changed at all.
As long as the servers remain operational, little nooks and crannies like this give me hope that the internet isn't completely doomed.
it's a nice little oasis.
like falling into a dream and appearing into a purgatorial white-space
it makes me feel strange.
4-ch almost feels like it shouldn't exist, not that i'd prefer it didn't, but it feels like a relic of a bygone era - an era that i've idealized.
having a 4-ch tab open alongside 4chan, one thread speeding by before i can even read it, and one thread that won't have any replies a month from now is a most unusual experience. all the more-so because while the site itself feels like travelling back to a 'better' time, the other users retain their knowledge of current events.
even though it's unreasonable to assume so - the site has survived for a decade after all - i fear that one day 4-ch may die, or worse yet become unrecognisable. while i'd like things to run a little faster (not significantly so, as that would take away from the "can read once a week and see everything") i fear there's a quantity-quality relationship between posts.
4ch is the web version of the stereotypical "paradise" that palm-tree'd island in the ocean. an tiny part of a much bigger, often uglier world.
4ch is the web as it should be, as it could be, not as it is.
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
cross thy fingers
wish my other beloved haunts had gone the same way instead of popping like zits leaving scars in my soul
I think the biggest reason why this site has retained its essence is because it is too dead for anyone to really set up shop and obsess over. It has largely sidestepped the more explosive life cycle of other communities and is probably best thought of as a red dwarf star as opposed to main sequence stars.