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 No.1389[Reply]

Thoughts on Hypernormalisation
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>>1844
Bad takes like what it? Interested in watching it. But stuck in the living room so tell if there are any adult situations please

 No.3072

>>1389
It's appropriately Lynchian for our horrific post-modern fascist world. The book that coined the term is worth looking into:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Yurchak

an interesting talk of his (in English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg6Vq0cXvSc

the book: https://libgen.is/search.php?req=Everything+was+Forever%2C+Until+it+was+No+More

 No.3107

Anne frank is really cute why did the nazis have to kill off so many qt jews omg

 No.3145

>>1389
Why was she so cute bros? She didn't deserve to die so early.

 No.3146

>>3107
Nazis were really autistic. Fuck them.



 No.1351[Reply]

Hey you! Imagine it's Christmas/Kwanzaa/the Jew thing one year from now and you are sitting at the table with your family and you introduce your girlfriend/boyfriend to them. Let's talk about audio recognition and text-to-speech software, chatbots, and what other functions a robot friend should have. Clock? Vacuum cleaner?

I just want to make clear one thing right at the start: This is not a sexbot thread. Building a sexbot looks like an awesome quest to many, but I realized it's a pointless one because of Anon's Law: Any AI advanced enough to attract me like a human-flesh character wouldn't want to have sex with me anyway.
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 No.1451

Since non-human animals can do the "task" of companionship and people have lower expectations in terms of mental complexity when dealing with animals, a robot pet looks like the more achievable approach for those who want to build a companion robot. People living in cities may prefer a robot pet to an actual animal since there's a lack of open spaces. Indoors life means less demanding design requirements: less extreme temperature range than outside, flat ground, no rain. With that established I propose…

opeNeko

Picture a thing looking like a black cat, but a non-furry version with a more geometric shape. The head is a perfect orb with triangle ears and big expressive eye-lights with brows showing a variety of emotions (and also battery status). When the head moves what actually happens is that the eye-lights that are under the orb and shining through it are moving around and the ears are moved by magnets under the surface in tandem with the eyes while the orb is still.

CatControl: A wristwatch with a few extra functions to control the cat… well actually that's just marketing hyperbole. If you could perfectly control the cat-robot, it wouldn't be very cat-like. You can influence where the cat goes by projecting a light, you can also pause or mute the cat. I'm unsure about what else you can do with it, but I'm certain you can't control its facial expressions. The cat knows when you use this. Using cat controls excessively can get a very unhappy reaction.
CatClock: Sitting upright in its docking station and with the wristwatch around its neck, it functions like a clock.
CatClean: Imagine something looking somewhat like a Roomba – and it basically is a Roomba, except the cat pilots it.

I wonder what the tail could be like: Variable length? Attachable to things to drag them behind? Used like a periscope? There are LED sticks out there that can spell out a message while the stick swings back and forth, hmmm…

 No.1473

>>1351
What is the consensus here on the Chinese room arguments? Does it have any basis on the difference of sentient AIs and simulation of them? Or the the concept of "being self-aware" a spook in of itself?

 No.1481

>>1473
Suppose some super-special Startrek-science device could target a random molecule in your body and delete it. Even in your *spooky music* braaaaaaaaaaaaiiiin. One or two molecules, would that make any practical difference for your life? I don't believe it.

Likewise, a room full of people who follow convoluted instructions that in the aggregate amount to an ability to process and answer a question in Chinese can be thought of as a brain of sorts, even if no single person in it is able to understand the conversation. The room and the people within it as a whole have that particular intelligence, one must suffer from bourgie ultra-individualism to not get that. We don't need to think of some hypothetical room, there are many big projects existing in the real world that are only possible due to intelligent group activity. Group intelligence exists and it can be a quite distinct phenomenon from individual intelligence (so that describing that as merely thinking faster doesn't properly describe what happens at the group level, as is obvious to children – though not necessarily to philosophy professors).

Ah, you might say, this is not sufficient as a rebuttal, since the original Chinese-room argument is about a single person following rules without understanding Chinese… But this is false. It just isn't synchronous group work. Somebody designed the things that the person in the room works with in order to answer. To say that the Chinese room (meaning the person and the human-made tools together) can't answer in Chinese in that story would be wrong, it is established in the story that it happens. And to claim in protest against my assertion that the room gets Chinese that this or that element of the Chinese room doesn't understand and so the room can't understand amounts to saying that you can't truly be aware of this or that because not every molecule in your brain is aware of that, or that a rock band can't be the creators of a song because no individual in the band knows how to play each instrument the band plays in the song, etc.

 No.1482

>>1481
One more paragraph: All what the muh-Chinese-room AI skeptic does is pointing at one screw of the robot, asserts that the screw by itself is pretty stupid (fair enough), and then calls that one screw the robot, and asserts the robot can't be truly intelligent. But just like that, you can point at particles of him and call them stupid. Particle 1 is stupid by itself, particle 2 is stupid by itself, particle 84785798375899748471987498479857 is stupid by itself. Adding zeros together makes zero in sum. You are stupid QED.

 No.1651

MegaMek is open source and free to download.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hCvGIrWKCk

https://megamek.org/



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 No.1354[Reply]

I watched a video in support of gratitude journaling which claimed it's one of the best ways to feel more positive about life.

I'm not sure how I feel about the idea, smacks a bit of self help woo woo but at the same time it isn't like it would be that difficult to try out.

Video for anyone curious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPPPFqsECz0
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 No.4390

Stunningly enough I only ended up writing like two entries before giving up on it completely. I shoulda known I would never do anything to actually feel better.

 No.4405

>>4390
yo who is that ugly ape sitting in the car and staring at the handsome king grodd

 No.4591

>>2254
The earth rotates at like 750 miles an hour. Trying to walk would make freedom come sooner by an insignificant amount.

This post was made by leftcom gang.

 No.4975

>>1407
> I'm just so angry, and unhappy, and hopeless. I wish things were different than this.
A gratitude journal would be a good start then, I also recommend cognitive-behavioral therapy like the classic book "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy". The world surely sucks from the leftist pov but why pile all the negativity onto your mind? You can reshape your thinking patterns to focus on the best parts of your life.

For example, recall when you've been generous with your time, skills, material things. You can think about the impact you've produced: no matter how small in the grand scheme of things, it means something to the people you helped.

Maybe you can join some mutual aid group to have more opportunities for the good deeds…

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>>4975
Yeah… I guess… It's fucking hard being a leftist in this day and age let alone being a doomer leftist with no job.

I don't feel like anything I've contributed to the world really matters, because of course it doesn't - nobody is going to give me a decent life cause of it so what did anything I did really mean? If I can't live then what point is there in trying to do good deeds or improve things for anyone else? I think I'm quite a caring and good natured person on the whole but it rubs me the wrong way to think about bothering to do something for others when I need help and it doesn't come.

Why should I stick my neck out when nobody will do it for me? And why should I even try get a job or whatever when I feel so certain it won't make a difference?

I just want someone to help me and pull me out of this because I can't do it on my own. And it doesn't matter if 'but you have to, nobody else can fix your life', etc etc, I can't! Don't they understand that? Doesn't anybody care? What if I can't pull myself up and fix it, what then?



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 No.1302[Reply]

>hobby>Entertainment, [b]Education,[/b] Technology, [b]etc.[/b]seriously retarded board

 No.1303

What the fuck do you people DO exactly? Sit and think of stalin?

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 No.1306

>>1303Learning is fun, anon.

 No.1307

>>1303Check the catalog lmao

 No.1312

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>>1302We're just leaving it open for whatever people want to consider a 'hobby' (ie learning about non leftist things), don't have such a stick in your butt



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 No.1219[Reply]

I heard this was a hobby board and I want to get started crocheting.What supplies do I need?Where can I find tutorials or guides on crocheting?Is it possible to crochet a person as a beginner.

 No.1247

Get a crochet needle and a ball of yarn. Just get a single needle that is right for the type of yarn you choose. Watch a few tutorials on youtube. Try to make a few squares until you get a hang of it.



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 No.1204[Reply]

We can watch stuff together on cytube. The nazis have their own channel, why shouldn't we?https://www.cytu.be/r/classwarRight now there are prolekult documentaries on, some Soviet kinos, random classics, basically stuff I could find on youtube. But I will be uploading movies as time goes on.>Why does it take long to upload a movie?Movies are hosted on google drive. Google has an algorithm that compares the hashes of uploaded videos to hashes of known pirated copies of movies. So public torrent releases that you find on rarbg and tpb get flagged quickly and removed. To avoid this, a downloaded movie has to be transcoded (I only have a 4c/4t ryzen 3200g). The movie is then uploaded to google drive (this is the part that takes the least amount of time) and once it is uploaded Google has to process the video so that it can be streamed/watched (this can take anywhere from an hour to a day).Feel free to suggest movies and shows you'd like to see and I will slowly add them.If you register your nick with cytube (no email required, just username and password) I'll make you a mod so that you can adjust the playlist, change movies, etc.

 No.1205

If you wish to upload movies and add them you can!How to:>download a movie>transcode (usually it is enough to just do a two-pass 1:1 transcode and copy the audio)>upload to google drive> "Get shareable link" from file>add to cytubeFree google accounts come with 15gb storage, you can create as many accounts as you want.

 No.1207

>>1205You can't make any without a simcard anymore.

 No.1209

Maybe we should watch AVBC together

 No.1220

>>1207Yeah a bummer. Even yahoo doesn’t allow it now.

 No.1225

>>1207That's ok, I've got loads from before.



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Settlers: The Game
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 No.1087

I had my eyes on it. I'm surprised it's still in early access, I feel like I watched the trailer for this game like a year ago.It looks cool, but I'm not touching it until it's out of early access.

 No.1094

>>1086every game nowadays looks the same and plays the same

 No.1197

Decided to give this game a go since it's rated quite highly on steam.Do not touch this steaming dogshit until it's out of early access.Fucking horrifyingly bad framerate even on lowest settings. The popup is so bad as well, boulders will literally appear and disappear right in front of you.Dogshit early 2000s AI, literally everything just walks straight forward into walls and rocks.Fucking dropped squads of soldiers on horseback directly onto my spawnpoint and I got spawnkilled half a dozen timesMelee is the most impotent shit, I've never seen a game like this with such an impotent melee weapon. You will stab somebody 20 times and they will still be alive.This game doesn't feel like it should even be in early access, it's so fucking unfinished and jank. The entire game feels so fucking incredibly jank it's kind of amazing.

 No.1200

>>1197That's sad to hear. It looks like they've made other games so they should know better than to release something unfinished. I wish developers had a more realistic scope for producing polished games.

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>>1197>Do not touch this steaming dogshit until it's out of early access.You should never buy or play anything that's on early access to begin with, it's a complete scam



 No.1079[Reply]

 No.1487

What's the point besides larp?

 No.1489

>>1487
What more do you need?



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 No.1050[Reply]

WHO /BRAINTRAIN/ HERE?post braintraining shithttps://www.brainturk.com/dual-n-backI just started, apparently doing a session of this a day can help you quit drinking. its like a miracle. The way you play is you push the button when the sequence repeats however many times back. So it starts with 1 back, which is easy, you just gotta remember the very last position and letter. Then it goes to 2 back and its a lot harder on your attention span. post scores
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 No.1059

>>1058I said there are potential uses for it, but the commerical shit is a meme. It's much easier to make games that feel like they're training you than to make games that might actually help (especially if you want people to buy your product). It's a very easy scam to do, and there's a bunch of people doing it. The stuff that would actually work isn't generally commercially viable, so it's restricted to the occasional experimental stuff. Someone might figure out a way to make games they can sell (like Brain Age) but it's a market that's full of grifters. And video games aren't particularly good at preventing senility. Reading books, doing a hobby, exercising, etc - basically anything that stimulates you regularly will help you in that regard. "Brain training" is definitely a meme used to scam people.

 No.1060

Total waste of time. Go learn new languages or something.https://learnjapanesepod.com/kana-invaders/http://www.studykanji.net/kanjiquiz/chromehttps://www.masteranylanguage.com/c/q/o/Korean/Alphabet/mmg1https://www.masteranylanguage.com/c/r/o/Korean/Gameshttps://rockalingua.com/games (español)https://www.chineseinflow.comhttps://tonedear.com/ear-training/absolute-perfect-pitch-testhttps://trainer.thetamusic.com/en/content/music-training-gameshttps://www.leetfree.com (select all questions, sort from easiest difficult, solve all in all major languages such as C, C++, Python, PHP, Java, JavaScript, SQL)Master electronics repair so you can never be cucked those fucking kikes who on purpose put the absolute shittiest capacitors possible in every electronic sold today (computer parts, monitors, microwave ovens, etc.) so their products last no longer than 3 years, and charge $500 for video cards that cost $200 in 2015:Electronics, soldering etc.:What are VOLTs, OHMs & AMPs?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYS9kdS56l8A simple guide to electronic components.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Maq5IyHSucElectronic structure of atomshttps://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/electronic-structure-of-atomshttps://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics (just 3 sections Electric charge, Circuits, Magnetic forces)https://www.khanacademy.org/science/electrical-engineeringHow Diodes Work - The Learning Circuithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SSkjWuUri4Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.1061

>>1060learning a language would be nice, but i think id require someone else who knew the language to be effective at learning it and then having some use for it. It'd be nice to be able to read some theory in its original german but I don't know if the investment is worth it.Similarly with electronic repair, how do I ever gain those skills without having something to practice on. Which starts to get expensive. I think electronics are cheap enough today that its more expensive to buy those repair tools rather than just throwing it out and buying another microwave. If I had money for a hobby, I would for sure be getting into stuff like drones though. Not trying to be a negative nancy, but I think we're talking two separate things. The attractiveness of brain training is that it's easy and free, at least the one i posted. You can come home, crash on the couch, and do it from your phone, 20 minutes a day and supposedly see results.

 No.1063

>>1061>The attractiveness of brain training is that it's easy and free, at least the one i posted. You can come home, crash on the couch, and do it from your phone, 20 minutes a day and supposedly see results.still, he's right : if this is just memorizing random shit, might as well learn vocabulary in a new language.

 No.1064

We already have a thread for general advice for language learning: >>187



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 No.1054[Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4WQal7L2Cwwhat does /hobby/ think of comedian Bill Burr's interpretation of "One Punch Man"?

 No.1056

>>1054who?

 No.1071

>>1054Damn that was nice, was not expecting such a nice anti corporate analysis. I was probably the guy who just got fucking high and watched this bald headed dude punch half a crab in the face and watched it explode.

 No.1073

>>1056Bill Burr is basically stereotypical working class burger masculinity. His success in comedy and podcasting has given him some more bourgeois values, but for the most part he does a good job of maintaining a sense of what it's like to be a regular guy, and he's sharp enough to do inject social commentary. Some of his bits are simplistic "wew look at these triggered libs" but that's mostly bait to get drones to watch him when he makes more complicated points.

 No.1078

Wow, I didn't even consider his analysis of the crab or the mosquito lady and I've gone through the show and manga 4 or 5 times. In the case of the blood sucking whore it is pretty obvious in hindsight.



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