( ・-・) I wouldn't say this if this wasn't an anonymous board... (964)

1 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-5868 02:10

( ・-・) Mittens are actually pretty lame.

101 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6539 14:21

>>100

I don't have a Facebook because I keep getting kicked off by Jellyburg, but this is a good reason.

102 Name: ∠、( l _ l ),、ゝ!ESpeoN/nPA : 1993-09-6539 14:41

>>100
Geocities are pining for the fjords. They ceased to be. They are ex-Geocities.
Thanks for bringing that up, Beady-jerk.

103 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6539 16:46

>>100 haha u so mad y u mad??

104 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6539 18:10

>>100

>And that must count for something, doesn't it, fellow dokyuns?

( ・-・) No... it really doesn't.

105 Name: ∠、( l _ l ),、ゝ!ESpeoN/nPA : 1993-09-6540 11:38

>>100
Well, I'm not so upset about Geocities now.
So, I'd love to state my opinion on this matter.

As the internet traffic and storage capacity grow
the value of a single byte deprecates.

Uncontrolled emission of new hard disk drives,
memory cards and other mediums allow users
(including developers, designers, etc -
whose products are used by other people) to be wasteful.
Which they happily become.

People love to mock an infamous quote by William Gates
from early 90s. Even this genius didn't expect the crash
of the byte value. It's a shame that the company
of which he was a leader is particularly responsible
for this.

Similar thing applies for computational resources.
This is why I use BOINC. All those watts hertz
won't go unused. Hopefully, they will help scientists
to build a better world.

In conclusion, >>100, with today's mass availability
of the net access and vast space that various online
services (i.e. blog platforms) offer you for free,
it won't make a difference if you claim it. The deed
is already done. You won't ruin the WWW by posting
photos of your dirty socks, etc. You won't make it
better by not doing it. It's just a matter of choice.
Currently, you're like a vegan.

106 Name: ∠、( l _ l ),、ゝ!ESpeoN/nPA : 1993-09-6540 11:51

It looks like I made these lines too short. My post looks like a song but it's not a song!

107 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6540 13:17

>>106
Maybe the Universe is trying to tell you to make it a song?

108 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6540 17:25

>>105
Wow, Espeon...

That was pretty good.

Maybe you're not so bad. Even if you refuse to be one of us.

109 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6540 21:41

( ・-・) No one's saying !ESpeoN/nPA is a shitty poster; tripfagging is just distasteful by nature.

( ・-・) Attack the person, not what they have to say.

110 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6540 22:26

!ESpeoN/nPA makes me feel better about myself. If he'd always posted anonymously I'd just think DQN was filled with some kinda losers, rather than one big one.

111 Name: ∠、( l _ l ),、ゝ!ESpeoN/nPA : 1993-09-6541 18:52

>>109,110
You're just a single envious person whose PC isn't capable of
generating a satisfying tripcode in a few days. That, or you
simply lack imagination, so you can't come up with your own unique
and lovely tripcode. Who is a loser now, punk?

>>108
As a poor broken turret said in Portal 2, "I'm different."
It's just that I don't have much time to sit at Gikopoi all day
and wriggle my tripcode there. Sorry about that. If I forget
the tripcode, I'll disappear. Forever.

112 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6542 10:19

>>111
I'm proud of my tripcode I use in some places, I just wouldn't use it here.

>Who is a loser now, punk?

It's still you ( ⌒-⌒)

113 Name: ∠、( l _ l ),、ゝ!ESpeoN/nPA : 1993-09-6542 23:32

>>112
Aren't you just dreaming about your own fancy tripcode, huh? You should stop lying to DQN, yourself and me and simply admit it.

114 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6543 05:09

>>113
it's because he's tired of being called an anus

115 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6543 20:24

On some sites my tripcode says nutmeg which is good because I hold that spice very close to my heart. But still I wouldn't use a tripcode here! Heavens, no.

116 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6544 02:55

We need more smuggery around here. You too, ∠、( ⌒-⌒ ),、ゝ

117 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6544 03:07

I use a tripcode on pretty much every other site, but not here, never!

118 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6768 18:42

So... "colored people" is racist, but "people of color" is not. I don't get it.

119 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6768 19:04

>>100 speaks for me. I ran a Gopher server well into 2001 (I was not much kidding in the nerd thread) and remember when you needed a wee bit of smarts to get online and when a non-ASCII file was an unusual find and when usenet was usable and and and...

Some sort of modified Tragedy of the Commons + abysmal Signal/Noise Ratio == the internet. I can only imagine how people who were around in the late 70s and early 80s looked down on how horrible the internet had become in the late 80s and what utter contempt they must have for it now.

Thankfully, /dqn/ and similar (if more secret) areas are usually nice enough that I have not yet lost all hope.

I love you. Never change.

120 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6769 03:31

Just tell me, >>118-san, how many of your CLOSE FRIENDS are people of color?

121 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6769 07:53

( ・-・) I pay Filipina camwhores to model all their underwear for me.

122 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6769 16:42

( ・-・) Black isn't even a proper color. There, I said it.

123 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6769 20:43

>>120 All of my close friends are people, except for the three that consist of one dog and two cats.

124 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6780 19:47

( ・-・) I don't think "conversion disorder" is anywhere near as common as people say.

125 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6787 09:02

( ・-・) I think the world would be a better place if someone mind-controlled all the most batshit feminazis and made them rape the craziest MRAs. Hopefully they would then both die of revulsion.

126 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6787 09:28

( ・-・) Your favorite band? Just a band.

127 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6799 21:48

( ・-・) Homeless people often smell really bad.

128 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6800 16:50

( ・-・) People on the internet feel too self-entitled and it's only going to get worse.

129 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6800 17:55

>>128
I recently realised that.
( ・-・) I was an attention whore without even knowing it.

130 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6805 13:23

( ・-・) Anyone who thinks that the "Phoenix Down issue" should have been addressed in relation to a certain plot point from FF7 deserves a swift punch to the jaw.

131 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6805 13:27

( ・-・) As to spoiling that certain plot point, that deserves a knee to the jaw. Because the tears from the occasion are infinitely more delicious than the tears from the spoiling. Be patient; you cannot rush a fine art.

132 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6805 16:12

( ・-・) "An arrow to the knee" is obnoxious and unfunny, but so are most internet catchphrases.

133 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6805 17:50

( ・-・) People think they're a lot funnier than they actually are. Consequently, I pretend to laugh much more than I actually do.

134 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6806 12:06

>>133
( ・-・) LAWL.

135 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6806 16:09

>>133
You're probably hanging out with the wrong kind of people.

136 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6806 16:46

>>135
I'm around a lot of different people. I almost never see the same crowd twice.

137 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6806 17:47

>>136
( ・-・) I never see the same crowd twice either.

138 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6806 19:26

>>133
But DQN is different, right?

139 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6806 19:39

>>138
Yes.

140 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6806 23:07

>>138
I find DQN hilarious. I have no idea how people come up with some of this stuff. And the fact that they don't take credit or eagerly try to fish for responses is very admirable.

( ・-・) Come to think of it, this post is in line with this thread's topic...

141 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6809 06:09

( ・-・) I resent having to enter -Gould when searching for Bach recordings.

( ・-・) How do so many people actually like these, never with a sensible tempo, always on a piano, always with that humming? Ugh, ugh, and ugh.

142 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6809 07:14

( ・-・) I think Gould's interpretation of Goldberg Variations was excellent and I'm willing to cross swords with whoever claims otherwise.

143 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6809 08:39

( ・-・) I like Glenn Gould too.

144 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6813 20:23

( ・-・) I listen to Michael Savage on the raido because all my friends hate him. Having listened with an open mind, I kinda like the irascible bastard.

145 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6832 22:26

( ・-・) I agree with Pat Metheny.

146 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6839 02:18

( ・-・) When I worked in a factory I farted on the product more than once before putting it in the package. Someone ate my poo particles.

147 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6839 06:34

( ・-・) I'm still undecided on the notion of male privilege. I hear a lot of counterexamples, and many feminists are willing to dismiss a greater amount of these as mere anecdotal evidence and "the exception that proves the rule" than I am comfortable with.

( ・-・) Not to mention that the exception ought to *dis*prove the rule, and the only reason that saying got started is because of gradual changes in the meaning of "prove". It's tough being a linguist.

148 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6840 05:20

( ・-・) Haydn is an underrated composer and I don't even like his stuff that much.

149 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6840 18:33

( ・-・) I need money.

150 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6861 02:19

( ・-・) If you tell me "goodnight" when it isn't going to be a good night and you've been an unfriendly asshole the entire conversation one more goddamn time so help me I will punch you in the face

151 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6861 07:44

( ・-・) Being a normalfag is perfectly fine.

152 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6862 05:21

( ・-・) There's no prize for being the most persecuted, as well there shouldn't be.

153 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6867 22:29

( ・-・) As I get older I wonder whether I will ever regain or re-learn certain skills that seemed so natural when I was a teenager.

154 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 03:18

>>153
The only thing I recall being better at as a teenager than now is finding Duke Nukem funny.

155 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 12:31

>>154
( ・-・) I "re-found" Duke Nukem funny. You see things differently as an adult than a teenager. Maddox is another good example.

156 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 12:49

>>154
I was much better at coding and it came so much more easily when I was a teenager. I would go into what "normal" people would probably call an autistic fugue state and the code would just flow out of my brain, through my arms and fingers, and onto the screen, and generally it would work the first time. Hunger, thirst, noise, other petty distractions would recede into the distance while I typed.

Now it's much harder to summon that level of concentration for anything at all.

157 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 17:07

( ・-・) I fantasize about having sex with everyone I meet. Not because I want to have sex with them, but because that's what I feel like normal people do.

158 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 19:06

( ゚ ー゚)

>implying I or anyone else here could tell you much about "normal people"

159 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 22:50

( ・-・) I recently read a Facebook status update by one of the jocks from my old high school. Apparently he co-authored a paper in theoretical quantum physics which was published in a peer-reviewed journal last week. This made me feel horribly inadequate, as I have not even finished my BA yet. Back in high school I was planning on studying physics at uni myself, but had to give up on it due to my shitty maths grades.

160 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 23:39

>>156
( ・-・) I feel that way about programming as well. Also, I knew a lot more abstract maths than I do now. On the plus side I have a wider skillset from making use of neglected talents, but I'd trade that in a heartbeat for being as focused as once I was.

161 Name: vc: baw : 1993-09-6870 22:48

( ・-・) Prescriptivism is fun.

162 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 23:06

( ・-・) Prescriptivism is right.,

(but only because I'm slightly autistic and would like the English language to be dictated by an RFC or similar standard)

163 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 15:43

( ・-・) Autism, ADD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder are all vastly overdiagnosed, possibly by 2-3 orders of magnitude. They have ceased to be useful diagnostic labels and become the stuff of pop psychology.

( ・-・) On the other hand, schizotypal personality disorder is underdiagnosed, probably because it can be considered to be a set of trendy affectations that is quite fashionable in some portions of the Western world--except that it still cripples the person and makes him quite unable to cope with reality, especially if circumstances should conspire to move him out of his comfortable little bubble of like-minded moneyed postmodern urbanites.

( ・-・) I view all of this as evidence to support the sneaking suspicion I have had for most of my life that Western Civilization has reached its final stage of decadence and is beginning to crumble. Oh look, here come the Huns now.

164 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 15:55

>>163
( ・-・) I think these days the Huns are less of a concern than the Han.

165 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 15:59

>>163
( ・-・) Also, living in a degenerate age with civilization in decline? How very Buddhist of you.

166 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 16:26

>>163
( ・-・) Don't forget schizoids. If you're going to isolate yourself, might as well make it fun.

167 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 18:20

>>163
( ・-・) Actually, the diagnosis of all mental illness involves some subjectivity. For one thing, it's sometimes required for a person to have a diagnosis to receive treatment, thus putting pressure on treatment providers to come up with one even if they aren't entirely sure. It's also common to prescribe medication based on a hunch, just to see what works.

Therefore, a lot of hyperactive children will be diagnosed as ADHD just so they can be given drugs like methylphenidate.

Diagnosis of autism and Asperger's syndrome is still pretty rare. Most people online who claim to be "aspies" really aren't.

What this means is that you, >>163, well, you should really just stick to today's special.

168 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6873 00:43

( ・-・) Only here in /dqn/ can we combine metahistorical speculation and the Yoshinoya Rant in a single conversation.

( ・-・) I love you guys. I mean it. There's no community like this one anywhere else in the Intertubes, even if it's just us three anonymous NEETS talking to one another in the dark.

169 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6873 17:25

( ・-・) Shitposting has never been funny.

170 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6875 17:32

( ・-・) I need more friends for facebook games.

171 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6875 18:08

( ・-・) After being a U.S. citizen for 25 years, my Mom's English handwriting has finally gotten as shitty as her native language handwriting. She is officially an American.

172 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6876 08:06

( ・-・) Posting in shitty threads is beneath me. It would be demeaning.

173 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6876 09:40

( ・-・) I'm OK with pedophilia and child porn trafficking. It's the abuse that some of said porn contains which I can't stand. Arrest the makers of that shit, not the viewers or retailers!

174 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6876 12:07

( ・-・) A lot of people actually don't deserve to be alive.

175 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6876 12:16

( ・-・) I'm a bit of a misanthrope myself but I'm uncomfortable with that kind of statement. "Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."

176 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6876 12:20

>>175
( ・-・) Yes, that's very much the problem. A lot of people deserve to die, but I don't know exactly who, and even if I did there's no way I could kill all of them.

177 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6876 16:04

( ・-・) I'd like a way to pirate works from companies I don't like and then financially compensate each individual involved in their creation that wasn't involved in managing the company in question.

178 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6878 21:14

( ・-・) Most people who claim perfect pitch on YouTube only use it as a license to whine.
( ・-・) It's only impressive when you do impressive things with it. Not when you decide that things like historical temperaments and tunings or transpositions are wrong just because it bothers you.

179 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6881 06:58

( ・-・) I am the Grammar Pope.
( ・-・) I hereby grant dispensations to typical uses of “where it’s at” and “ain’t” as examples of good English for use in informal situations; proper in every way, but only where propriety is not required.
( ・-・) I never said shit about what you end sentences with. We use prepositional verbs, for fuck’s sake.
( ・-・) And I don’t like the Grammar Führer any more than you do. Carry on! Amen.

180 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6882 02:45

( ・-・) I ABSOLVE THEE OF THY GRAMMAR-RELATED SINS.

181 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6883 10:57

( ・-・) I've used email and more "primitive," if that is quite the word we want, electronic communication tools since the BBS days. I've used the Web since Mosaic and remember the controversy over Netscape 2.0.

( ・-・) I don't have a Facebook or Twitter page, or a Livejournal, or a Myspace, or a Tumblr, and don't want one. I'm hardly a Luddite, but it doesn't appeal to me. My friends and family have my email address and I have theirs. If I want them to know something I email them. I am deeply uncomfortable with the concept of putting my whole life on a Web page so that bored strangers can "like" me when I say traffic was bad on the way home from work.

( ・-・) Not saying it's evil, or bad, or wrong, or shouldn't exist. Just that I can't imagine living my life that way, putting everything I do online every day, forever, for the entertainment of a million bored gawkers I'll never meet.

( ・-・) Maybe the problem is me. I just don't grasp the appeal.

( ・-・) I don't have a "smartphone" either. I have a cellphone from the early 2000s that is as big as a bar of soap, which cannot view the Web or send email. It's good enough for what it's for--an emergency number so that my employer can reach me when I'm on call--and I have found no compelling reason to discard it and spend money on a newer, fancier one.

182 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6883 13:31

>>181
( ・-・) I recognize this post somehow.

( ・-・) Sometimes I get deja vu and pretend I'm psychic.

183 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6883 18:13

>>181
( ・-・)Yeah, I get the feeling. I have an account on all of those services, and mostly just signed up due to other friends using them and not of my own desire to use them, and they're all inactive and locked down now, aside from my Twitter which still gets some light use.

( ・-・)And even on Twitter, I delete all my old updates about every 6 months, just to keep them from piling up. I don't really fancy the idea of some random person deciding to read my entire timeline from the start.

( ・-・)Some days I just feel like deleting everything. I don't see the point. It's like constantly being bombarded with stuff you don't necessarily want to see or read. I would just be scrolling by and not taking anything in, which eventually led to my not bothering to even check most of those sites anymore.

( ・-・)I miss the days when the web was mostly small personal and informational sites filled with original content.

184 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6883 19:22

( ・-・) Hate to break it to you, but from 1993-1995 half the Web was Star Trek fan sites.

185 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6883 19:26

( ・-・) You know, assuming years did the normal thing instead of just staying September 1993 till the noob-ass influx dies down.

186 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6883 19:38

( ・-・) I don't keep many drinks in my house, and when I had friends over once I bought some cans of Diet Coke for them.
( ・-・) They liked it, and have come to expect cans of Diet Coke whenever they visit my house.
( ・-・) In order to save money, washing up, and explaining, I instead buy large bottles of Diet Coke in bulk, then pour them into existing cans, before offering them to my friends "pre-opened".

( ・-・) I feel terrible.

187 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6883 21:04

>>186 Play a prank involving Mentos.

188 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6884 00:46

( ・-・) My roommate got pissed at me and left, and while I miss her, I'm really enjoying the solitude.

( ・-・) Also, my blood pressure has gone down to normal levels for the first time in two years.

( ・-・) ...

( ・-・) Fuck that bitch.

189 Name: ⊂二二二( ^ω^)二二二⊃ : 1993-09-6884 02:32

( ・-・) Those of you who have adopted post-September 5000 posting conventions have got to go.

190 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6884 18:34

( ・-・) Fuck feminism.

191 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6884 20:12

( ・-・) 4chan level humour is way beneath us.

( ・-・) ...Most of us, anyway.

192 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6884 20:14

( ・-・) I fucking hate misogynists.

193 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6884 21:42

( ・-・) I say and do things I don't even agree with, out of some sort of masochistic self-deprecation or expected social norms.

194 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6884 23:23

( ・-・) >>193 Just summed up my entire life.

195 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6891 20:42

( ・-・) When I was a kid, I couldn't even tell that Calvin's mom was female until I figured out she was his mom.
( ・-・) It kind of explains why I'm a little attracted to the tomboyish type.

196 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6891 21:53

( ・-・) 4chan and similar, normal-infested imageboards are disgusting and I feel physically sick upon seeing their current state.
( ・-・) However, I'm not witty, intelligent, or creative enough to participate in DQN, so I stagnate in nothingness.
( ・-・) I hate you all for being smart.

197 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6892 00:54

( ・-・) I think I may be genderqueer

198 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6892 03:00

( ・-・) I feel the same as >>197

199 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6892 05:10

( ・-・) All this time, I've just thought >>197 had good taste in clothes.

200 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6892 10:47

>>197
( ・-・) Why is that?

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