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We are about to have an influx of refugees from the shuttered 8chan, and this is probably inevitable.
However, this is not 8chan, and it's definitely not 4chon.
Participation is welcome, but a sudden sharp increase of alt-right material and garbage posts will not be tolerated.
Please leave your hitlers, seisatsu.pngs, burning crosses, and shitpost floods at the door.
Even on /ot/, we expect some level of quality in our posts. Please familiarize yourselves with our rules and guidelines, and make sure to lurk before posting.
Also, apologies for deleting the /4chon/ refugee thread outright, I overreacted. There's nothing wrong with such a thread as long as it doesn't cause me too much of a headache.
Enjoy your stay and don't be a dick.
-Seisatsu

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 No.19650[Reply]

I just became a Quora partner. I ask questions and depending on the views/ad revenue, I get money, no strings attacthed. I'm not getting my hopes up too high, but it's nice. Any questions suggestions?
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>>19654
Who cares about the alphabet and secret societies, what I care about is knowing the maximum amount of Tang one can drink before dying of stomach explosion or worse.

 No.19660

>>19658
One time I asked if nanomachines could replace exercise by manually creating micotears in muscle, and an ivy league man gave me a compelling, in-depth answer.

 No.19661

>>19660
yeah but on my website not only can you get a $100% legit ivy league man giving you a compelling, in-depth answer, but you can get a SUPER legit ivy league man giving you a RIVETING, DETAILED answer.(USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST)

 No.19662

please try to stay on-topic, this is getting silly even for /ot/ standards

 No.19739

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Update: I've made 7 cents so far…



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 No.14982[Reply]

post sei memes ehre
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4 to go.

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It's coming

 No.19738

necrobump. now this thread will live 2 more years



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Bump

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 No.19702[Reply]

Realistically, where do you see the world ten years from now? What events will define the 2020's? Will the cultural shift be as intense as 2009 to 2019? From another perspective, where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Do you feel that your lifestyle or standard of living may change?
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 No.19723

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>>19722
I don't know much about computers, but from what I've read, the course that's going to be taken towards human style thought will be through progressively more powerful hardware.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/10567942/Supercomputer-models-one-second-of-human-brain-activity.html
Is there some difference between this and more accurate, "strategies"? Would something better than function approximation be possible on a run-of-the-mill house computer?

 No.19724

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>>19723
As far as I understand it, "neural networks" are only superficially similar to how our brain works. They were modeled/inspired by how neurons connect to each other in layers, but beyond that we don't really know if our human brain does anything similar to backprop. Moreover, the structure of the brain changes over time, whereas currently artifical neural networks maintain a fixed topology. I think we also don't really have much information on how exactly our own neurons connect to/influence each other - this is an area of research that's still ongoing (connectome).

Even breakthroughs in recurrent learning such as AlphaZero ultimately come down to learning a way to efficiently do tree search to maximize a defined objective. The issue is that the techniques we have are only feasible when we can write down nice closed objectives to maximize or minimize. One aspect ascribed to "general AI" is the ability to dynamically reason, which will probably require some way for it to come up with/discover its own objectives. Given this, progress towards the sort of general AI that we see in movies and could feasibly mimic humans will probably first require some understanding of how our connectome works.

This is also my own personal opinion but I think there also needs to be some fundamental shift in our architecture (both computer hardware as well as the way we currently build/train networks) to enable it. The fact that we're throwing kilowatts of power to train networks while the human brain can do it in just dozens of watts to me feels like we're trying to brute force our way there and there ought to be some other more elegant, simpler approach that will also simultaneously solve the power consumption issue.

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>>19724
In terms of "hardware", humans are far more complex than machines. I wouldn't say how we do it could be considered, "elegant", considering how we need a walking chemical plant, frequent bio-mass intake, and daily eight hour down times for maintenance and data uploading. Maybe that's the only way of doing it besides brute forcing, maybe it's not and humans can come up with something even better. People focus the most on our brains, but from a bilogical standpoint, our genitalia is the most important. Our brains are just here because they help us figure out how to live long enough to use them.

 No.19726

>>19723
True Turing AI is probably not going to happen any soon. At best, Cleverbot gets marginally better. At worst, nothing at all happens. As it stands right now, AI is a total meme and it's the same as "the cloud" (rebranding stuff everyone had for a decade under buzzwords to appeal to investors) has been for the last few years.

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>>19708
I know politics make for shitty conversation and all, but just look at that Bronx chick's, "green new deal". It's hilarious.
https://news.grabien.com/story-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-radical-mandate-government-con



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 No.19694[Reply]

What will ubuu do during the upcoming New Years Eve?
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 No.19713

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>>19712
Yep, happy new year anon. Russian people are pretty unreasonable. I had two glasses of champagne even though i'm not 21 yet. In your own house it's whatever, but this was a public place in a venue with like 200 people. Something about that is surreal. I'm back in my hotel room now becuase I wasn't in the mood for watching the second half of paranormal activity with a couple of wiggers. I don't mean to be rude or anything, but they're just very boring people with poor music taste. Good night.

 No.19714

>>19713
>unreasonable
>irresponsible

 No.19716

>>19713
>very boring people with poor music taste
My neighborhood had favela music playing until 3am, I'd take russian trashy music in a heartbeat

 No.19717

>>19716
Nope. The party had Russian music. People, "my own age", just listen to rap when they're together though.

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>>19701
>I never understood the appeal to celebrating the beginning of a new year, it's the most depressing "holiday" in existence.
It's the symbol representing the passing of time, the "ritual", what drives to celebrate these kind of things as holidays. It's like birthdays; they're there only to remind you that time passes and you can't do anything to stop it.

While I understand it, I don't see why everybody frets their shit so much about it. I mean, it's no different than a weekend. Monday always comes right after it.



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 No.19632[Reply]

I'm almost 30 and work an 8 to 5 job from Monday to Friday. Every night before I sleep I keep hoping that I never wake up. I have little attachments to this world. I'm just ranting since this is the /ot/ board. I used to post here before as a neet, now I'm posting as someone with responsibilities in society.

I just hope that this night will be the last.

 No.19633

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What's work like?

 No.19634

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Why won't you work in a field you like instead?

There is a lot of alternatives when it comes to work, especially if having not-so-high-but-enough-to-live-with salary doesn't matter to you much. You can try yourself as a freelancer, you can go to the courses for a thing you're interested in (with the money you've saved from this work you do now. there are a lot of courses that give you work in the field once you've finished), you can find work where you do nothing, you can find a work where you have to travel a lot if you're into that kind of thing (you can became a stuart and fly to the different countries for example) etc.

Maybe you're not happy with the lifestyle this work forces you to have.

 No.19638

>me in less than 10 years

 No.19667

i hate my job too and im just glad school financial aid allows me to only work it minimally. boring job with no physical work. dont give up though, save up. save up a lot of cash.

 No.19695

>>19633
Its tedious and stressful (depending on what job you have) but at least it pays the bills and fills the fridge. I miss my NEET days but I would never switch back to it if I could help it.



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 No.19683[Reply]

I can’t stand any more how much my social anxiety keeps blocking me away from what I want to do. I feel like each day I’m going crazier from the weariness and frustration it causes me. And I feel like my life is getting closer and closer to a situation where it is essential for my survival to be able to overcome this, at least enough to not end up starving on the streets.

So, this next week, I’m going to force myself to join at least one discord group I know about for people with anxiety. From there I’ll try to join some non-directed for my problem and instead to my interests. Yeah, I know how ridiculous it is that I can’t even join online groups without stressing out. This is how much social anxiety hinders me.

Through the suggestion of a friend, I’m also going to create an account on tinder. I know how stupid this is, but it might offer in some part what I need to be challenged with. Exposition, been identified, sharing personal information, being approached by strangers, having people manifest interest in talking to me. Where I live this app it’s still not a complete cancer container. And having to deal with the assholes proliferating there will, I expect, allow me to develop other social skills that are also needed.

Have any suggestion to my plan? Or want to tell how stupid it is and that I’m doomed to fail? Feel free to either, I don’t care. I can’t stand how things are anymore. Even if this experience kicks me to the ground, at least something happened, at least I’ll be out of this cycle, even if just for a while.

Have any of you ever done something similar? What have you tried to fight against social anxiety?

 No.19686

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You are doomed to fail, but so is everyone else.

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I believe in you, anon.
Go ahead but don't push yourself too hard.

Do you have any hobbies (like drawing, programming, making music)? If yes, I'd recommend you joining discord servers with the people doing things you do or like. Because if you join server just with social outcasts, it may be difficult to find a topic to talk about so it will be hard for you to start a conversation sometimes. BUT if you join server with people sharing your interests in case you don't know what to talk about you always can say something on the topic of this particular interest and you'll always be sure that everyone will be interested in this as much as you do.

And also if you feel uncomfortable in some particular group — it's always okay to leave. You can't like everyone in this world and that's pretty normal.



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 No.18904[Reply]

Hey I'm gonna need all of your Yume Nikki related reaction images kthnxbye
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K

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Still love you Mado

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 No.19641[Reply]

I watched Roma yesterday because I wanted to expand my perspective and try new things. I wanted to go far out of my comfort zone. It sucked. A pretentious bore. I understood what is was trying to go for, I understood the symbolism and what the obscure details meant. I still hated it. Why? I didn't connect with the characters. They were all unlikable or boring, blank skates. Whatever empathy I felt for the mc, Cleo, is the same amount I would have for a stanger. I don't get to know anybody. None of the characters truly develop either. The way they act at the beginning and what you can imagine them doing, remains entirely the same at the end. The mother does become more self-assured after she has to become a career woman, but this might only be visible because of the actress. It wasn't coveyed particularly well by the writing and plot. Cleo just felt like an alien to me. She was quiet, dumb and naive. At the end, she was a bit less naive. This again, was not coveyed through much action. She has one line of dialogue that indicates this. The revolution backdrop of the movie feels totally separate from the main plot and I didn't have the background knowledge to understand why it was happening. The film gives no insight into this.

The film seemed to me like a propaganda piece made to give a human face to Mexicans and get me to sympathize with them more. I'm not deliriously cynical enough to completely believe this was for political reasons, but I wouldn't be suprised. It failed. It has two hours to accomplish the bare requirement for a compelling story and it failed. I didn't even learn anything new. It was like a late night soap operaish flick with a few extra embellishments like class struggle. Nothing new or suprising. It seems like a movie made by Mexicans for Mexicans. How it got so much praise is a mystery to me.

 No.19642

For a moment I thought it was actually about rome and didn't understand why anything had to do with mexicans.

Anyway, checking wikipedia
>On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Roma holds an approval rating of 98% based on 191 reviews, with an average rating of 9.3/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Roma finds writer-director Alfonso Cuarón in complete, enthralling command of his visual craft – and telling the most powerfully personal story of his career." On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 96 out of 100, based on 47 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".
>At the Toronto International Film Festival, the film was named second runner-up for the People's Choice Award. The film also won the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival.

If what you say is true, then I'm really disappointed people claim it to be such a masterwork if there isn't even any character development or story to drive your interest in the film. Maybe I should watch it to judge it better, but it doesn't seem that appealing to me.

 No.19643

>>19642
If you've got two hours to spare, please do. As I was walking out of the theatre, it seemed like everybody had a negative opinion on it. Admittedly, most of the people in that small theatre were old and white. They complained about it being boring or too depressing. I love depressing stuff that's well executed, so I knew that wasn't the issue. The movie certainly has, "layers", here and there, especially with the Fernand/Fermind character, but a smattering of themes and symbolism does not a good movie make. Ultimately nothing significant changes, certainly not anything the audience is made to care about. Bit of easy, "emotional torture porn", here and there to try to wring out pity for a character we barely know.

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>>19643
Also, if I had to compliment the movie on anything, it would be the cinematography. Lots of well done long takes and some good blocking. The Black and White effect was totally unnecessary and added nothing. The contrast between the silly tv shows and dloo,y, "reality", of the movie was a nice touch, but it just made me want to watch those shows instead. It doesn't actually make any kind of relevant statement to the rest of the film.

 No.19668

>>19642
this isn't something new critics do. critics have often praise films and music if it's culturally or politically relevant regardless of the quality of it. they also then get buttmad that the rest of the viewers/audience didn't like it and write embarrassing articles about how they don't like the viewer for having an opinion contrary to the critical view. critics/rotten tomatoes are usually jokes.

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>>19668
this x 1000000



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 No.19639[Reply]

Most people have a particular transformation fetish. I don't desire to apply makeup as a girl, or to be treated like one by society. I like being the guy in my current relationship, and asking my girl about how her body feels to know how she feels.

But I'm still a switch, and when I read erotica I can insert as the dom who takes advantage of a confused ex-man, or as the sub with new body parts. Transformation and intercourse get me off, but not the trans lifestyle.

 No.19640

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M,kay anon. Just stop using deviantart and it'll pass. This is a fetish that's totally disconnected from reality. It's like body horror mixed with rape and bdsm. I understand wher you're coming from, but this seems like a gateway fetish to stuff like inflation and animal transformation. Just try to jerk off to some normal rape and bdsm stuff. I'll even look at a sexswap doujin once in a blue moon, but I don't dwell on it or give it a super specific name like you. There's no term for magic sex switch or science sex switch for a reason. Do you have any hobbies?



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