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301 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 20:13

What the heck's a subtweet?

302 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 20:31

>>301
It's 2018 and you don't even know basics of social media? Come on.

303 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 20:32

LGBT = Leftists Generally Bully Traditionalists

304 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 20:39

I hope you find happiness

305 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 20:42

>>304
I'm happy. Are you?

306 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 20:47

>>305
Not until you are.

307 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 21:17

rape my fist

308 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 21:34

>>306
Then that means we're both happy!

309 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 21:49

I'm drinking AGAIN

310 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 21:55

>>302

>2018

What? Itfs 1993, and this is the social media and I donft see a fucking subtweet button anywhere.

311 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 22:02

>>310
haha nice meme my dude

312 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 22:05

i love the meme

313 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 22:08

smoke memes erryday

314 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 22:10

meme my ass dude

315 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 22:15

Seriously?

316 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 22:20

>>315
Absolutely.

317 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9091 23:31

4 realz yo

318 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 00:26

Instagram is disingenuous braggadocio bullshit. I know depressed people who post nothing but happy things on it. They're pretending to be happier and more successful than they really are. Maybe it convinces people who don't know them well in real life, but you can't fool me. I know them well enough to see through this facade.

319 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 00:28

She works at Starbucks, but she's gone to all these different countries? The numbers don't add up. Either she's lying, or her parents are paying for her travels.

320 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 00:48

Nowadays, lots of people use tech on a very cursory level. But there are very few people who are genuinely tech-savvy.

Someone might use Facebook and a phone and a computer, but they don't know about rooting Android, they don't know about malware, don't know about Linux, NoScript, VPNs, CVEs, data structures and algorithms, why it's important to update, alternative ROMS, kali, wireshark, shodan, Tor, RESTful APIs, MEAN stack development, shell scripts, etc etc. But because they are able to press the power button and do simple tasks, they think they're tech-savvy. Never used an IDE in their life. Couldn't write a fizzbuzz if their life depended on it. But they still call themselves nerds and say they're into tech. Why? The other day a guy was complaining about ads on his phone, so I told him to install Firefox and uBlock Origin. He told me he wouldn't do that because he didn't want to install "cleaner apps" on his phone. He thinks Firefox is junkware, comparable to fake antivirus. I was trying to help him with a phone issue he was describing, yet he rejected my proposed solution.

Then you have the people who've done simple shit like assembling a computer. They think putting a graphics card into a PCIe 16x slot is somehow equivalent to having a computer science degree. As if putting standardized components together is the height of tech-savviness. I've also noticed that, among people who do this, when they tell me about it, they talk down to me, because their initial assumption is that nobody else knows how to do this. Why? Dunning-Kruger?

321 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 00:55

Then there are the tribalist retards. Some nerds see my MacBook and automatically assume that I don't use anything else. Yeah, go ahead and tell me how you saved so much money building a desktop. Apparently it's impossible for someone to build their own desktop and use a MacBook too! Wow! Congratulations! You know me and my tech usage better than I do! Fucking retards. Oh yeah, and tell me I've never used Windows either, even though I use VMs, Parallels, multi-booting, etc. You, as the "PC Master Race" sperglords, know about Windows more than I do. It's not like I write software for Windows or anything. Nope. Not at all. What's GitHub? I don't know. It's not like I have a lot of open source projects for multiple platforms or anything.

That being said, technology sucks. One of these days, I just want to throw out all of my tech and move to some tiny town in the middle of nowhere and become a farmer or some shit and go to church and have a traditional family. Technology is soulless garbage and programming sucks the life out of me. I hate the kinds of morally-vacuous bugmen who get into tech. I hate gamer types who think games are the only reason to use computers. I hate the security dilettantes who think knowing about cross-site scripting makes them fucking experts on hacking. I hate how smug people get when they learn how to do simple shit. I hate how tech is being used for surveillance and automation to make people's lives worse, with unemployment, the death of privacy, and other bullshit too.

Do you think tech is good? I think it's making society worse in a lot of ways.

322 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 01:08

>>318
Instagram is actually the only social media I can stand, since I can just mindlessly look at interesting pictures without having to read all the drama, bullshit, and politics that inundates other networks. Probably only works that way if you have chill friends though.

323 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 01:37

>>320,321
You know what's even more annoying? Being one of those people who mostly uses tech on a cursory level to play video games and shit, but also being "the tech guy" in my family that everyone comes to with dumb questions because I know how to snap legos together and installed ubuntu once. People bring me all their stupid devices and expect me to know exactly what it is and how to fix it like I'm a fucking tech-priest or something.

>because they are able to press the power button and do simple tasks, they think they're tech-savvy.

There are people out there who can't even do that. Pushing the power button and reading the text a box on the screen and following the instructions in the text is some kind of fucking ancient voodoo to them and people who are able to do it are sorcerers of utmost power and esteem. Sometimes it's hard to remember that it's not you that's particularly smart, it's just the people around you that are dumb.

324 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 01:54

It's not entirely their fault though. College recruiters and whatnot get people into STEM and computer fields by making it sound like you're gonna be the fucking science officer of the USS Enterprise pushing the limits of technology and boldly going where no man has etc etc. What conceal from you is that those jobs do exist, but you're much more likely to end up as an dead-eyed code monkey making fart apps for iOS or snapping legos together for some HVAC company in Shattuck, Oklahoma.

325 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 02:02

Also I don't think it's exactly limited to computers. These days, if you know how to change your own oil you're an expert car mechanic. Know how to make a roux and you're a 4 star chef. The days of the renaissance man, the person who has at least a cursory understanding of the way the things around him work, are long over. Now are the days of infantilized bugmen who make a service call to the cable company to have them come out and power cycle their modem.

326 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 03:33

Stupid techno dweebs

327 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 03:36

>>326
I'm not just a techno dweeb. I'm a jaded techno dweeb, thank you very much.

328 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 03:44

besides, I'm not a tech priest, I'm a tech paladin, tyvm.

329 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 05:07

Whatfs a MacBook, whatfs a pc, the thought of hardware defined systems was archaic in the early 90s how are you people still entrenched in this bullshit. The system exists as a disparate set of interfaces guaranteed to have hardware backing them up somewhere over a good network and thatfs all the system needs to know. Agnostic of hardware and software version minutae and even general OS constraints the 9P passes through all equally regardless of actual hardware location. In the distant past the promises of utility were kept by having locked down systems of stable pieces, the plan9 lets these promises be fulfilled by having the necessities be allowed to be freely and transparently mounted from anywhere in the system even across different architectures and component versions.
Computer is over, the system has begun.

330 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 07:52

Wounded animals.

331 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 08:55

neckman

332 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 12:00

the subset of people who are aware of both
a) the existence of an NBA player named 'jabari parker'
b) the existence of kemono friends

333 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 12:03

i find this infinitely amusing because i am 12 years old

334 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 12:38

There's been a change recently in my perceived meaning of nerd. It used to be people who don't understand and are not understood by normalfags because of their uncommon or unusually intense interests. But now it seems almost derogatory, suggestive of extreme narrow-mindedness and of an unjustified sense of self-superiority. Maybe I never understood that word properly. Maybe I had some stakes in not understanding it properly.

>>329
A slightly corrupted version of your dreams of remote computing and non-standardized hardware are being brought to reality right now: people call it the cloud and smartphones. I dislike it.

335 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 13:01

>>332
I have been enlightened

336 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 13:01

we out here eating avocados

337 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 14:18

It really makes the kids violent!

338 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 17:23

oh hey millions now living is on spotify and stuff, it wasn't there last time i checked.

339 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 18:42

>A slightly corrupted version of your dreams of remote computing and non-standardized hardware are being brought to reality right now: people call it my butt and smartphones. I dislike it.

Haha I always forget about this browser extension!

340 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 19:56

I love

341 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 19:56

>>334
You never understood it properly. Nerd originally came from eknurdf which is edrunkf backwards, as in a person so uptight that they are no fun to be around. Which while it applies to people who are studious, generally was just someone who couldnft have fun and took themselves seriously regardless of actual wit or importance.

342 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 20:27

I am not here.

343 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 20:50

>>341
cItAtIoN nEeDeD

344 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 21:07

>>340
orange things

345 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 21:10

>>344
trumptard

346 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 21:18

>>345

> >>345
> 45
> Our Lord And Savory Donald H. Duck

anyway it's a Flexe song

347 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 00:59

>tfw no racist chiropractor gf

348 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 01:36

I hate my ex but she's undoubtedly hotter than anyone I will ever date in the future

349 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 05:30

My ex is hotter than my wife, but she definitely wasn't wife material. Still fap to memories of her sometimes though.

350 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 08:11

Edit: My first gold! Thank you, woah, did not expect this to blow up

351 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 09:58

Are we in a college bubble? Is it going to burst?

Sure, having an education sounds great and all. I'm glad I went to college. But at the same time, this level of debt is unacceptable. Maybe parents for future generations will only let their kid go to college if they're genuinely talented or studying a major that will definitely lead to a good career, instead of this gender studies/underwater basketweaving nonsense. Not worth the massive debt unless there's a return on investment. For many right now, there is none.

352 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 12:31

Free higher education rules!

353 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 13:38

absolute unit 731

354 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 13:45

>>352
Who's going to pay for it?

355 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 14:10

>>353
In awe at the size of this crime against humanity

356 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 15:53

I long for death.

357 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 17:39

>>354
The evil selfish rich of course. They have infinite money just waiting to be taxed.

358 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 18:37

>>354
Mexico!

359 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 21:59

out of touch monolingual boomers: "adult" isn't a verb! neither is "medal"! grrrr!

me, a professional NEET and cringe weeaboo: um, literally anything is a verb if you want it to be, just add

360 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 23:20

>>359
Nice. Did you get that from Twitter?

361 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9093 23:39

>>360 no, but I have to admit to taking inspiration as to the format from various twitter posts

362 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9094 01:22

>>351
It's definitely a bubble, but it's probably gonna fizzle rather than burst. Student loans are a lot harder to escape than housing loans, so it's not like everybody can just suddenly stop paying them. They just keep paying less and less every year.

>>354
Taxes. The US has cut education funding dramatically since the 2008 recession (<a href="https://www.cbpp.org/research/state-budget-and-tax/a-lost-decade-in-higher-education-funding">Source</a>) and while it's slowly rising, they could definitely do better. The US can't afford to make college completely free like a smaller country such as Germany, but it could definitely do better. Even without raising taxes, the US could simply cut other parts of the budget, such as defense, to pay for education.

Without state funding, the cost of education shifts from taxpayers to students, which just makes the problem worse. Students can't afford to contribute to the economy because they're too busy paying off student loans. Colleges make budget cuts, decreasing the quality of education and producing less students who are good for the economy. The only people who profit from the situation are moneylenders, and even they might take a loss when the bubble fizzles.

That said, the belief that everybody needs a college education is silly to begin with. For many jobs, experience and training in a specific skill-set is much more important. But everybody wants to get a degree, leading to degree inflation: these days a bachelor's degree is practically meaningless unless you went to a big-name school, and even then employers still value actual skill and experience more than the piece of paper.

Speaking of unnecessary education, US medical students typically need to study 8 years vs. 5-6 years in the rest of the world. The extra two years doesn't increase the quality of the doctors, it just increases health care costs because we need to pay doctors more to pay off their massive tuition debts.

So yeah, these problems could be solved by lower enrollment, lower degree requirements for jobs, and higher education spending. But good luck convincing Americans to do either of those.

363 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9094 01:23

364 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9094 03:54

everything happens so much

365 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9094 04:53

listening to deftones when you're sad

366 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9094 10:15

That's real suffering.

367 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9094 13:35

It feels good to be a zebra sometimes.

368 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9094 21:04

KKK robes but with the supreme logo on it
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Supreme-logo-newyork.png
ironically, of course

369 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9094 22:50

store your WEED in the CLOUD using our MOBILE APP

backed by BLOCKCHAIN and MACHINE LEARNING

370 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9094 23:31

I hardly exist.

371 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9094 23:54

>>370
same as everybody else, my dude

when you're self-loathing, just remember that you're in the same boat as everyone else

other people are equally helpless, sad, powerless, etc.

372 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9094 23:59

The problem with most of the threads here (aside from this one) is that they're just lists, not discussions. So many posts, but very little interaction between users.

Ctrl+v, google, youtube, etc. -- these threads have next to zero interaction, it's just a place where people mutually post shit that almost no one replies to or discusses.

And when you actually do reply, people think that's a problem. Then they bring up eternal september for the millionth time, which I doubt most people here were even around for in the first place. Weird board culture. Isn't the point of a text board to talk with other people? A discussion board should have actual discussions, not just lists.

373 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 00:14

I got another SJW twitter account banned lol owned

374 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 00:20

I've felt that too, the list threads are fine but this is pretty much the only thread that gets any kind of actual interaction and back-and-forth between users. But actually I think the problem is that this thread has become kind of the catchall for anything that isn't listposting and trying to make a discussion thread on this or that topic ends with someone posting 2GET and the thread dying after like 8 posts.

375 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 00:22

Then again looking back through the thread list, most threads fall off in activity after maybe 30 posts at most.

376 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 01:01

>>372 Individualism is frowned upon. That's what started the downfall of imageboards.

377 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 01:12

>>376
so having discussions is considered "individualism" and that's seen as a bad thing? nah, even image boards, and other text boards aside from this one, have way more discussion

378 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 01:12

Or did I misinterpret your post?

379 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 01:57

The Unreal Engine 2 is such a buggy mess.

380 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 02:03

>>379
make your own instead!

381 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 02:10

>>380
I don't have the wiliness...

Captcha: fix

382 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 02:18

>>374
Yeah, list or game threads are successful because it's easy to keep them alive. Discussions don't usually last that long.

We could start a [general discussion] thread but it wouldn't be that different than the current thoughts thread, and the arbitrary requirement to talk to other people rather than just posting random shit would probably cause it to die off. I think it's fine the way it is now.

I actually kind of like the list threads because it's like going to an art gallery. You're presented with the art with little-to-no explanation and you just have to judge for yourself what to think of it.

383 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 02:21

>>381
if I can do it, so can you
start with 2D

384 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 03:12

How often do y'all drink? I'm getting drunk again tonight. Wew!

385 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 04:15

>>384
I've developed the bad habit of drinking everyday. My wife and I are supporting each other's bad habit because everytime I think, "nah I don't need a drink today" she goes to the fridge and says tantalizingly "anything to drrriiink? ;)" and I cave.

386 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 04:28

>>385
well at least you're not drinking alone

387 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 05:14

Movie characters are way too nonchalant about serious shit happening. Someone got shot? No big deal, huh? There was a huge explosion and the main character almost died? Shrug it off. Not a problem.

Yeah, right! People in the real world get upset over fucking tweets. You think people wouldn't get upset over actually hardcore shit? Of course they would! How about a movie where there's only one action scene and the rest of the movie is the character getting therapy for the ensuing PTSD instead of just acting "cool" in such a way that destroys any semblance of verisimilitude!

388 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 07:35

>>372 I don't think it's a problem not having discussion in those "list" threads; every textboard has random youtube video and wikipedia threads and the like, but I've always been fascinated by cpm pt`khsx and how you were able to trace an outline of what it meant in those threads. The content seemingly comes from disparate places, but at the same time there's a common thread, and by lurking you were able to understand and read the vibe of the place. You didn't need extra commentary to understand where the poster was coming from. The Eternal September thing is a bit tongue-in-cheek but is still relevant, and it's kind of one of the central themes of the place more than just one of the memes. Like that other guy said, it seems a bit like going to a wine-tasting club then complaining that they keep talking about wine!

389 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 07:41

I like the current thought and ctrl+v threads as well, because it gives a small interesting window into a dokyun's life. "Hmmm I wonder what they were doing that left that in their clipboard!" I like it when we discuss things, but it's plain annoying when someone gives an opinion with the assumption that what they're saying is really important and you have to care about this. Maybe sometimes I do agree but I don't want to hear about it here. It's nothing to do with being sheltered or blinkered, I can go elsewhere for talking about The Issues - there's a time and a place.

390 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 07:49

>>388
more like it's like a wine club where they only drink the same kind of wine for 10 years and then someone dares to suggest that maybe they should try some other kind of wine for once and then everyone gets mad and says that the kind of wine they've been drinking is the best and that there's no need to ever try anything else

391 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 09:43

posting selfies on instagram doesn't mean you're a model

392 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 09:58

I view posting in the current thoughts thread the same way as those monks that create intricate, painstaking Mandalas out of sand and then destroy them immediately. The beauty of posting lies in the transient nature of the posts, and the act of creation itself. Even if no one sees them, that's ok. The obsession with having someone read and reply to your ** obviously very important** post only leads to attachment, which leads to suffering.

393 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 10:18

>>392
being dismissive is so cool

394 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 11:15

I write plenty of posts in this comment box and then just delete them, because they're un-self-contained enough that if I posted them, somebody might start a discussion. I don't want discussion. I want a scattered string of disjointed, sometimes vaguely connected thoughts. And this is fine.

395 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 11:58

>>391
but instagram is how you get to be signed by a model agency nowadays.

396 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 12:26

>>390 Hmmm, not really... I don't think that's true at all.

397 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 12:55

Sir, this is a wine tasting club, please take your IPA somewhere else.

398 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 16:42

Love this thing, but the numpad keys are laid out wrong dammit.

399 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 17:24

>>397 But it's hip and trendy! You dinosaurs are living in the past with your pressed grapes

400 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9095 18:30

>>390
I thought you left, iOS-chan!

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