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Cool Places + internet edition +
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Cool Places + internet edition +

208 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-21 01:14
209 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-21 20:36
Where do the posters on /tea/ come from?
210 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 06:10
easy takers can be found the world over
comf is limitless
211 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 08:33

gensokyo obviously. they're all cute girls
212 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 10:17

I'm not.
213 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 11:00

214 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-31 06:31
I am trying to get into Mastodon. I really like the concept, and it seems potentially comfy. But there is so much cancer. I guess the magic of it is that I can just follow people that I like and ignore the mass of wallowing teenagers. But it is extremely difficult to find pleasant, mature people because of the way Mastodon works.
215 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-31 10:51
What is Mastadon, some kind of new-fangled social networking site?
216 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-31 13:07
It's like Twitter except it's distributed. So people can run their own instances, and people on one instance can interact with people on other instances. Supposedly it's comfier than Twitter because you can actually have conversations with people, but the sorts of people on most instances aren't who I'd want to have a cup of tea with. The sorts of people who *constantly* complain about politics and their periods (not joking) or whatever. And those instances usually have strict moderation policies. Other instances are more loose, but they are mostly filled with shitposters. I just want a middle ground: decent, friendly, interesting people. Am I asking for too much? Maybe. Maybe the world is just filled with shitty people. Or maybe it's just the internet. Who knows?
217 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-31 23:56
It seems like you have shit taste. Please, return to the AvianBlog.
218 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-01 06:23
april fools joke right now
219 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-01 08:29
I know exactly what you mean. I love the ideal of it, but I found it hard to find the "use case" of it - not really many people on there with overlapping interests. Maybe there'll be some sort of dilution of the somewhat extreme community at some point, but given there isn't much of a draw to switch otherwise I don't think that's gonna happen (excluding another big social network collapsing).
220 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-01 16:49
This was mildly amusing.

Reddit has ASCII gifs on /r/HighQualityGifs today.
221 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-01 19:49
i've been lurking some scuttlebutt pubs and it's a great place for discussions - very New Zealand centric though so far
222 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-02 15:58
You are supposed to pick out the people you are interested in and follow them. You are not going to find a "prebuilt" community you can just join, that's not how the fediverse works.
223 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-03 17:28
Do you follow any blogs?

I'm looking to fill my RSS reader with neat computer science and programming blogs, or really anything interesting, especially if it's long form and in depth.
224 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-03 22:36
hasn't been updated in forever, but i highly recommend reading everything this guy has posted
oh no way! as it turns out, he just posted something for the first time in almost 3 year
this is wonderful
225 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-04 11:25
http://www.windytan.com/ - Challenging signals processing and SDR work. Really nicely done writeups.
http://calculatedimages.blogspot.co.uk/ - scientific image processing
http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/ (I suppose this is actually the opposite of what you asked for, but still a worthwhile read!)
226 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-04 12:03
If you search for "planet X" where X is a programming language/popular tool/etc. you can usually find RSS aggregators. Many aggregate a good amount of blogs with varied depth, length and overall quality, but I only had good experience with them so far. For example, here's one for emacs: http://www.planet.emacsen.org/

Other than those, I really recommend this blog, mainly about the work on Guile's compiler: https://wingolog.org/
227 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-10 03:28
Why would you willingly visit that place? There are plenty of sissy discords for you to punch your eternal hellfire in, what's the point of an imageboard wrapped one?
228 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-10 03:29
* * * YOUR TICKET TO * * *
229 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-19 13:42
obligatory imageboard- probably my favorite design for an imageboard alongside the classic futaba style, It werent a spam graveyard.
230 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-20 16:37

You can about Guile and GuixSD here.
231 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-20 19:59
A Grateful Dead board? I'm not a Deadhead, but that's pretty cool. Just when you the no you've seen everything in some imageboard or another.
232 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-20 20:01
Just when you think you've seen everything*
What the hell, autocorrect?
233 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 08:32
not a Deadhead yet*
godspeed anon
234 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 09:40
American Beauty is in of my all-time favorite albums and I like Workingman's Dead, but most of the Deads' output strikes me as the worst sort of self-indulgent trash. That being said, I respect the hell out of them for building a huge and fanatic fan base organically by touring for decades.
Can you recommend me some great Dead, kind Anon?
235 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 09:42
is one of my all-time favorites*
236 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 18:30
Let's move discussion about it there or to the music thread maybe.

I don't know who posted the mayoi link, but I happen to be it"s godqueen and operator - Ask me anything.
237 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 18:57
Why does your website suck?
238 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 19:42
Okay, I'll see you there.
239 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 22:23
German Textboard
240 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-25 06:39
Probably the coolest text board I've ever seen and participated in.
Only sharing here
241 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-07 01:30
its back
242 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-07 08:05
i suck and fuck man ass
243 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-07 08:05
I fuck and suck man ass
244 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-08 04:54
Not working
245 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-13 04:05
246 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-17 05:13
oops typed it wrong >>245 is right
247 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-18 17:52
248 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-21 04:46
Wasn't very interesting or cool at all.
I was actually expecting something.
249 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-22 16:00
Yea man, the Computer Club board has a really nice aesthetic to it.
250 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-23 02:43
I get the distinct feeling the people there are garbage.
some anons might describe atob as a bastard child of reddit, 4chan and hubski

I wish feels.ca was still up...
251 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-23 07:10
What happened to them?
252 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-24 19:31
Feels.ca was a spin-off from /r9k/ after someone decided that all the ">tfw" posts on r9k deserved their own site. Users could submit their own feels, upfeel feels and even comment on feels. It had a unique feel to it that I really miss and I'm still looking for something like that today. It had a lot of feels and few replies. I remember most feels having less than 6 to 10 replies while there were a few outliers that had over 70 replies. It was mainly a "upfeel and post your own feel" sorta crowd instead of "every thread will be replied to". Maybe the content was read for what it was and it was respected by not derailing or disturbing it? I don't know. All I know is that just browsing and reading would mean laughing maniacally at the juvenile shit that was posted or genuinely shedding tears over a guy poring his heart out after disappointing his father who died. The community was really close knit and I miss that a lot. Don't get me wrong, it certainly had bad days, and it was probably worse than I'm making it out to be because of nostalgia goggles. My nostalgia certainly is acting up right now. But I still get the distinct feeling that communities are worse now, across the entire net.

I like unique website ideas like feels.ca and atob. But the execution of atob is just garbage. I could elaborate on why but it's not worth discussing; not here at least. I could look past these imperfections if the user-base seemed at least somewhat invested in the site at all. Shitposting is one thing, but it seems like they're just reddit-tier idiots over at atob.xyz. They don't seem invested in the community at all, it's got no identity, like some sub-tier AI bot mashed up random 4chan/b/ posts with reddits' "keep things nice" attitude and a garbage web UI design that only works for phones with touch screens. It certainly has that kind of webdesign that screams "Chode of Conduct".

I dunno, maybe I'm not feeling good right now. Form your own opinion or something. I just don't like atob and that's my two cents. Go visit atob if that's your kinda corner of the internet.

I honestly think the more obscure and harder it is to get into something? The higher the fan base quality. People will have to put in some effort to get there in the first place which acts like a giant filter keeping all the idiots out. I sometimes feel like me and my posts are not worthy enough to post here (or other quality boards for that matter), so I simply refrain from posting. Even now I feel like this post may upset the laidback vibe of the post office somehow. I love you guys.

That's what I think is wrong with the internet. All this centralization and ease-of-use leads to a unified conglomated mass of Twitbook and WhatsSnap. Before you had to actually invest some energy in order to become part of a community, this acts like a bit of a filter. Now, no one has their own corner with their own crowd they can yell with and at because everyone's all part of the same damn crowd! There's no communities anymore, it's a global mashed together garbage pile of "feeds" and "timelines" that you can't even get a simple RSS/atom link for because shareholders don't like that. And god forbid if you ever say something that upsets someone, this centralisation means you get booted from everything at once. Just the other day, some sysadmin got an entire business with all 150 employees suspended from google's systems because he and him alone 'abused' the refund policy on the google play store after he bought and refunded his friend's app so he could crack it and send it to his friend (who actually made the damn app) saying "Look at this cool app that does [thing], completely free! lololo". Meanwhile, google suspende all 150 employees including some who can't even access their own PRIVATE email accounts now because google figured to suspend them as well. Enjoy getting industrially DoS'd from basic communication channels everyone uses. And that's nothing to say about the algorithmic filtering social media enterprises do to make the world a gigglier place! C:

A couple hours ago I looked into a Hypercard clone (vipercard.net) someone made that runs in your browser and I remembered playing that Glider game back in the 90s. My God, where are we going to end up in another 20 years? Are people going to read this post in 20 years and look back on 'how much better' the internet was or is textposting going to be entirely dead by then?

I sure hope someone reads this in the far future. If you are? Go revive some ancient technology and put it online. I'm sure it attracts a better poster...
253 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-24 20:49
This sentiment is so common and is repeated almost to ad nauseam at this point, at least on the corners of the internet I find myself lurking, mostly from people who grew up during the 2000s probably, but there are no steps being taken to rectifying it, or creating a utopia free from these problems, people just complain. I think there, at least currently, is no feasible solution that will come about. Things, as you predict, are probably only going to get much worse. I have some hope that someone smart will come up with something, or that culture will shift so far that people get sick of the state that the internet is in, but right now the majority are more than pleased with where things have ended up.
254 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-25 01:43
The only way to improve the internet is to log off.
255 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-25 01:50
Message received. Commencing mission. I'd like to immortalize this post on a self-published e-zine somewhere, if that's okay with you?
256 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-25 01:56
That may improve YOU; I think the only way to improve the internet is to be the kind of user you want to see, and encourage others to do the same.
257 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-25 02:29
Nothing would make me feel better, 2^8-1 anon. I would love to read that e-zine myself...

Be sure to sign my post with the following UUID: 1c79c5bb-8a07-4888-9fa5-38672f7a2077
That way, anyone can write it down, put it in an envelope somewhere for 20 years and search for it on whatever the internet uses by the time they open it. Hopefully it will be on textfiles.com or something.

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