[Contentless] ITT you post right now [ASAP] your current thought.[Brains] [Thinking] [Personal] [#7] (999)

1 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 12:41

I preferred the thread title as it was in Part 5 over the shorter version in Part 6, and so I decided to copy the style of the former. May this THREAD Restoration usher in a new era of peace, prosperity, progress and posts about current thoughts for /dqn/!

2 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 12:51

>>1, are you a bad enough dude for this THREAD?

3 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 13:14

THREAD thread?

4 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 13:28

Even if I spend every waking moment thinking about it, it'll never come to reality.

5 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 16:59

All anyone has to know in order to kill me is my address and the fact that I pee outside every morning. That's a scary thought and I hope nobody wants to kill me.

6 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 17:04

You could murder anyone. Of course, there would be repercussions. But the actual act of murdering that person would have occurred, and it's not even difficult.

7 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 20:37

>>1 Thanks, that really bugged me about the last thread. Who did that >>1 think he was?

8 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 20:56

>>7
I'm sorry. Please forgive me.

9 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 21:32

I wonder if medically supervised high-protein diet programs like OPTIFAST still fall under the heading of "fad diet".

10 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 22:35

>>10 GET

11 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 22:37

>>9
Just the name "OPTIFAST" gives it that feeling, no matter how legitimate it might be. OPTIFAST.

12 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 22:41

Yet another thread to flood with posts about the parts of my life I'm unsatisfied with! Hurray!

13 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6868 22:47

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is so good to read while jammin out to metal. They should really make an anime or GOOD ova of it.

14 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 01:12

I need to stop frequenting so much sites. I should choose 3-4 to just stick with for good.

15 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 02:43

>>11
I'd rather them sell Oppaifast.

16 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 04:07

I found out my friend is transphobic and I feel physically ill

17 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 07:09

>>15
Oppaifast sounds like a diet involving several gallons of milk a day.

18 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 07:17

My favourite paragraph generated by the cookbook word bigram generator is "If you use the glorious defender of eggs".

19 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 08:00

That hair is utterly ridiculous. I like it.

20 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 11:43

>>16
That sucks.

21 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 14:10

>>16
Are you sure? When my friend told me she wanted to be a boy and dressed in men's clothing and so on, I reacted harshly because that's basically how I felt I should react. When I sat down and thought about it, I realised I didn't really care. I was a little happy for her, even.

I think this is often the case. Unless they're particularly religious or from an ultra-conservative family, people are open-minded by default. Sometimes we just act a certain way to save face or meet certain social norms, whether it's because we want to appear a certain way around other people, or just because we want to feel comfortable about ourselves.

22 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 14:51

>>21 Why did you feel you should react that way?

23 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 16:50

I need to finish that CD. No, not that CD! The other CD.

24 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 17:16

>>22
Societal norms? Or the way I was brought up (I know this is the worst excuse ever, but you can't really shake what you were taught as a kid even if you understand it was wrong).

In a way, I suppose it's kind of juvenile. Like people who act differently to appear cool, or people who feel uncomfortable watching cute magical girl shows even if they enjoy them.

25 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 19:15

Finally that big thunderstorm we've been promised for the past week has come to my town. This kind of weather kind of makes me want to climb the roof and hang on to the lightning rod. A pity I forgot most of the Latin I learned in school. Does anyone know a good Latin translation of "Jupiter is a big pussy who never learned to aim"?

26 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 19:39

>>25
I laughed. I love stormy weather too.

27 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 20:08

>>25 just plagiarize Catullus 16 or something.

28 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 20:42

It'll all be better tomorrow. Apart from the weather, that is.

29 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6869 22:02

>>25
I went to a lecture that dealt with mythology once where they said that Greeks believed rain to be the semen of Zeus.

30 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 02:00

>>29
Hahaa....what*?*

31 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 02:38

Squeeks needs to update his SSL certificate.

32 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 03:56

I feel stressed and anxious for ABSOLUTELY no reason

33 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 04:01

i'll fucking cut you up! just gotta lure you out

34 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 04:04

>>29
And to think I always used to believe the rain was just Zeus pissing through a sieve.

35 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 09:32

http://4-ch.net/debate/kareha.pl/1244123052/13,14 took a lot longer to write than I thought. I got up three hours ago and still haven't had breakfast, because I was too busy writing those posts.

36 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 11:32

>>35 tl;dr

37 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 11:40

>>36
tl;dr

38 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 15:17

Got my Book of Mormon in the mail yesterday. Actually bothered to look at this morning and I'm 100% convinced guys, I am converting right now and you all should too... er... I mean, I looked at it and inside is an inscription: "To Wayne: Thanks for everything! /s [some couple]"

What a disappointing gift. I'm sure that in a way, they felt they were doing Wayne a favor, but still, what a cop out. Wayne didn't get a box of chocolates for his efforts. He didn't get a gift certificate to a store or restaurant he enjoys. No, Wayne got a book they give away for free. You can see almost see the look on Wayne's face in that inscription. Poor guy...

39 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 16:45

>>38
You paid for something they give away for free. What does that make you, smart guy??

>>35
Dude, you take the internet too seriously

40 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 18:28

>>39
>>35 here, arguing that "lol dude, chill, it's just the internet" tends to be used as a shitty excuse by people who don't want to acknowledge that acting like an jerkass online is just as annoying and occasionally hurtful on the internet as it is in real life. Not sure what point you were trying to make, maybe that all internet creationists are really atheist trolls in disguise?

41 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 20:13

>>40
you typed a lot of stuff in the /debate/ thread but not a lot of it really makes sense to me, so it seems like it must be something you typed in anger

42 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 20:23

I like the idea of a heated political debate ending with one of the guys shrugging and saying, "Lol, dude you take this way too seriously."

I bet that guy would win.

43 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 21:43

>>35,40 railing against being a jerkass online as annoying and hurtful while being a jerkass online in the same sentence is hypocritical. Moreover, I would be much obliged if we all left /debate/ out of here and in /debate/. Thank you.

44 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 22:19

I ate too much food at a Cantonese restaurant and now I feel slightly sick and like I want to pass out.

45 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 23:05

You only tell me you love me when you're drunk.

46 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 23:36

How could I possibly have forgetten what strawberries smell like?

47 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 23:37

Now that I own the BBC... what am I supposed to do with this thing?

48 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6870 23:59

There's an extremely unladylike bulge visible in this skirt that I'm wearing.

49 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 00:20

She doesn't love me, I believed her lies like a fool.

50 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 00:35

What is it about the Internet that gives people the idea that common-sense rules, such as that standard spelling ought to be at least approximated, and that not everyone who disagrees with you is deliberately trying to annoy you, are suddenly utterly invalid? Just a few minutes ago I was called a troll and told to STFU, when all I said was that I couldn't parse a single word in someone's youtube comment and that a browser plug-in to check their spelling might be helpful in future.

51 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 01:48

>>50
Unfortunately, some textual English is becoming less an application of grammatical rules and more simply a transcription of disorganized thought. It's splitting into loosely defined dialects.

On an unrelated note: ``My love is sick and wrong, my love is a lie"

52 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 02:03

I found a Commador 64...what do I do with it? Wait, does it even work?
How the fuck do I turn this thing on.

53 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 02:14

I really wish people would stop saying, "he's good with computers." when introducing me. I know enough unix and C to float, I'm not an expert.

54 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 02:28

>>51
who are you quoting

55 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 02:35

>>51
It's and '', not and ".

Read your American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It may not be perfect, but it's 1993 and it's the best we've got!

56 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 02:51

Why is my gender so manipulative and cruel?

57 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 03:55

I had the urge to write a random musical analysis, but I don't know anybody who would actually care to read it. I'll just post it here.

The song "You're No Good for Me" by Kelly Charles is unremarkable, but the intro is quite catchy. Numerous artists have sampled this 8-second acapella with great success. The hook is infectious but short; simple but elegant.

Consider the lyrics:

You're no good for me
I don't need nobody
Don't need no one
That's no good for me!

Kelly arranges the words in a simple structure: ABB'A'. The chiastic symmetry contrasts A's personal "you" and "me" with B's more general "nobody" and "no one." Kelly accompanies her elegant lyrical structure with an equally elegant melody.

Unlike the elaborate fortspinnung melodies of the Baroque period, the Classical era popularized simpler melodic statements built up from shorter parts. Kelly's hook exemplifies the Classical melody: each individual line is combined to make a longer melodic statement.

Classical melodies often follow a specific harmonic contour: they first establish the key with alternation between dominant and tonic, then briefly visit the subdominant before going back to a satisfying dominant-tonic resolution. Kelly follows these harmonic guidelines perfectly.

In line 1, Kelly outlines a minor triad, firmly establishing the key and ending on the dominant. Line 2 mirrors line 1, falling back down to the mediant. This returns the harmony to the tonic without completely resolving. The third line rises to the submediant, implying a subdominant harmony. Much like the lyrical structure, line 4 is a variation on line 1. Instead of moving from tonic to dominant, the fourth line begins on the dominant and finally resolves on the high tonic.

The placement of the words within the scale is also quite clever. The two words that fall on the tonic are "you're" and "me". Kelly contrasts the two words by placing her rejected lover on the low tonic at the beginning and herself on the high tonic at the end. Kelly parallels this structure in the first line, where she places "me" on the ending dominant. In the second line, "I" falls on the dominant, while "nobody" ends on the less important supertonic. Similarly, "no one" ends on the submediant in the third line. Kelly thus cleverly empowers herself by placing "me" and "I" on the dominant and high tonic, relegating others to the less important degrees.

I doubt that Kelly Charles considered any of these factors when composing the hook. It is likely that the melody arose naturally from her soul. However, the most natural things often conceal great complexity in their deceptively simple beauty.

58 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 04:52

>>53
I just run linux and I don't even program and I get that shit constantly.
>>56
http://4-ch.net/love/kareha.pl/1338929970/l50 lol i dunno

VC: plounable

59 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 04:53

>>55
I'm sorry! I won't do it next time!

60 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 05:09

>>59
I'm going to drive a fucking nail through your eye, Tokiko!

61 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 05:10

>>50
lol dqn is'nt school u faget stfu!!

Because, you know, school is the only possible place where one might do best to avoid sounding like a subliterate waste of oxygen.

[Of course, I'm out of my head on like 4 prescriptions at the moment, so watch me bitch up all my typing...]

>>56
The best part of this post is not knowing the gender of the poster, nor caring.

62 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 05:32

>>61
It's obviously a MtF transexual. They're the only ones who lament gender issues.

63 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 07:56

>>55
If you use TeX or LaTeX, you can also use `` and '' to get proper quotation marks. But of course this is not an option on a BBS such as ours.

64 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 09:05

>>60
I'm sad to say that the faggotry in those initial posts was actually myself and not Tokiko. This time.

65 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 09:19

I don't give a fuck if you don't like it, it doesn't concern you anymore!

66 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 09:31

I love that these boards are slow. I hate boards that move really fast.

67 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 09:35

>>66
That's because we only have 6 people, and I'm not so sure we have even that many.

68 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 09:40

>>67

6? That's so cozy and nice.

69 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 09:42

>>68
I have the administrative password. There are a few more but 6 posters are responsible for 60% of the posts.

70 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 09:42

It's actually just 2 people talking to each other.

71 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 09:46

>>70

When I was a newfag I thought ( ˃ ˂) was one person that was just talking to themselves

72 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 10:18

>>71

> when I was a newfag
> newfag

Um, yeah, pal...

73 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 10:43

Focus on the spiral.

74 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 10:47

The spiral will liberate us. We're trapped in cubic prisons. Walls around walls, boxes within boxes. For freedom we must break through. Believe in the spiral within yourself. You can see it if you care.

75 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 10:56

Something deep within me is stirring... my shining true self WILL be purified through the Spiral! I can feel my mind evolving! THEY walk among us, in the same clothing and same skin, yet if WE were to kill them, WE would be the ones punished. Those saved by the grace of the Spiral will be Lifted when The Tear occurs... and in a Higher Plane of reality ,our selves will merge and Truth shall be accomplished. We must be brave for those we love!

76 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 10:59

>>53,58 I think being "good" with a computer has quite a low threshold for the normal person. I get it too just because I know my keyboard shortcuts and can google efficiently. I mean, I use a Mac!

>>57 copied to my kopipe folder, i can't wait for the opportunity to use it!

77 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 11:29

>>63
Don't quote me on this, but I think ``This" might be LaTeX-specific. The TeXbook makes no mention of it. Maybe I'll check this later.

Regardless, it's wrong. Those quotes don't come from TeX, they come from ASCII.

78 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 12:09

I heard somebody say that "suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem".

Yes, that's right, isn't it.

But your problem was hardly temporary, was it?

It wasn't a problem at all.

79 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 15:18

>>77
It's stressed out since the early days of computing, Don't use double grave accents nor apostrophes to form a quotation mark outside of software where it's applicable, because some many fonts will mess them up and embarrass you.

And, yes, it doesn't makes you look cool or "retro" or whatever, it makes you look dumb. Like some kid who have found his dad's C64 and doesn't know what to do with it, but believes that he's magically 1337 now or something!

Stop this shit, dude, and learn about modern typography and specifically this two characters if you insist on being different: U+201C and U+201D.

80 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 15:49

>>77
I found it on page 21 of Wynter Snow's TeX for the Beginner, published in 1992. The book also contains a few LaTeX-specific tips, but those tend to be labelled as such.

>>79
I agree with your first line, just wanted to point out that computer users had ways of displaying opening and closing quotation marks at their disposal (albeit within the context of specialised software) even in 1993.

81 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 16:35

>>79
How right you are! Better go email these people:

http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/cacm.html
http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/robotandbaby/robotandbaby.html
http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~uno/faq.html

Well, 2 of them are dead, but I'm sure they're rolling in their graves.

'Doing this' is retarded. It's like using brackets )like this) instead of (like this). It's not a case of being retro or whatever, it's a case of following the standard. Even if that standard is semi-obsolete thanks to Unicode, it's easier to type `` and '' than g and h. In fact, those characters may not even show thanks to SJIS dickery.

Go complain at the people using - for a minus symbol or ... instead of the dedicated ellipsis symbol. They're committing the same dreadful sin.

82 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 17:15

>>81
I was under the impression that - was a minus symbol, but kept getting misused as various forms of dash.

83 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 17:35

>>82
It is a minus symbol. And a hyphen. And an en dash. And (kind of) an em dash. All have their own dedicated symbols in Unicode, but people use - because it's convenient and it was listed as these things in ASCII.

So when people ask, ``Why are you beginning this quotation with two grave accents?'' I can just as easily ask why they're hyphenating two numbers in `9-3=6'.

84 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 17:39

>>81
try " " though. easier still

85 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 17:45

>>84
Yeah, if you want to be a mainstream sheep about it.

86 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 18:22

>>85
Being a hipster gets old pretty fast.

87 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 19:36

> it's easier to type `` and '' than g and h.

When you are habitually used to typing g and h on any virtual keyboard that doesnft make it incredibly difficult, not really.

> So when people ask, `Why are you beginning this quotation with two grave accents?'' I can just as easily ask why they're hyphenating two numbers in 9-3=6'.

When it comes to Unicode-friendly environments, I have my horizontal lines straight, thank you. I only hyphen to subtract when I code. Save it for someone else.

> In fact, those characters may not even show thanks to SJIS dickery.

On these boards, SJIS dickeryc isnft. Most Unicode Ifve ever seen here (bar perhaps the astral planes) gets entityfd.

88 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 20:02

god dqn is sucking hard right now

89 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 20:06

>>81

>http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~uno/faq.html
>page uses " quotes and ' apostrophes

So yeah.

> If you're good at sightreading four-hands piano music, I have hundreds of pieces I'd like to try playing with you; please drop me a note and we can hopefully get together for a jam session.

Dammit. I'm only kind of good at sightreading. But while I would love the once-in-my-lifetime opportunity to jam out with the Knuth, travel to California is prohibitively expensive from where I am and I'd not want to delay TAOCP or give him a terminal illness from an alien cesspool

90 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 21:06

>>88
The best solution to seeing lots of shitty posts is to make a lot of good posts.

91 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 21:39

Your favorite anime is shit, and I fucked you're waifu.

92 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6871 22:44

93 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6872 03:03

Runescape is a terribly low quality game but I love it so much.

94 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6872 04:38

>>92
And suddenly, the purpose of that thread is revealed: linking to it sardonically.

95 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6872 07:59

I hate the shitposting thread. I wish it would go away

96 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6872 08:06

Why is manga such an embarrassing hobby to have...

97 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6872 08:17

>>81
Try using "". This is why they are designed to look straight, not angled like . Also, imagine how much space you save in the modern UTF-16 environment by using "" instead of double ''. If you want to link to CS guys then you should probably care about every single byte.

There is also a slight problem with your hyperlinks: none of them leads to some obsolete manual of style or typing guidelines.

> In fact, those characters may not even show thanks to SJIS dickery.

You are, probably, lagging behind for about a decade. Even Windows supports majority of unicode characters by default.

>>89

>page uses " quotes and ' apostrophes

Yeah, and you aren't The Knuth. And you aren't posting to your own web-page. You are just a stuck-up wannabe on the internet.

98 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6872 08:48

>>97
WHOA WHOA WHOA! The computer ate my grave accents.

See? This is terrible. You are terrible.

On the second thought, if punching unicode number in is too tiring for you, you could use a specialized software which would replace double grave accents and apostrophes with proper quotation marks. Set it up to work with your browser. Or you can edit your layout and add proper quotation marks on (for example) "<", ">" keys with Alt+Shift key sequence.

99 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6872 08:50

>>98
But then what will I press when I'm doing hardcore programming in HTML?

100 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6872 09:26

>>99
Wait, are you coding in your browser? Like, on some web-site instead of FrontPage or notepad?
But anyway, the last sentence meant that you have to press Alt+Shift+< (+>) to input left/right quotation marks. So, typing tags would be fine. And you'd use special entities of quotation marks in your html, right? ttp://htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/entities/special.html

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