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Post em'
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Vtuber handle


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Can this site take mp4 files?


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I wish this site took MP4. It takes a long while reencoding stuff to VP8.


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anything that itself is depressing or has the context of something depressing
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Why are these images depressing to you?


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its art for a band called watashi no koko, the eyepatch girl is the personification of the vocaloid they use (the same one in the webm i posted), and in every song she's singing about things like suicide or praying to god
the other two images without the eyepatch girl dont really look happy either


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whats the context of the image on the left


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What is nothing?
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Cool but that was not the question


it seemed like he was talking about death without afterlife
if you just ask what nothing itself is then there isnt really an answer, it has no capacity to ever be part of something that can be described
and its possible that a "nothing" doesnt even exist, given how everything is altered by gravity


Is nothing part of everything?


I mean, even the concept of nothing is something.


yes and the map is not the territory so how is that related?

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So uboa explain this to me, why are we creating virtual prison worlds for lower beings? Is this still about the pursuit of knowledge? Or is it some kind of a cosmic play of abstract intelligence already exploiting the less intelligent ones even without being artificial? Do yu think they are doing this to humans in China? So much to "learn" by throwing sentient beings into a matrix-precursor!



For the anons that don't want to click on links:
>Headline: Rats have an imagination, new research finds

>A team from the Lee and Harris labs developed a novel system combining virtual reality and a brain-machine interface to probe a rat's inner thoughts.

>They found that, like humans, animals can think about places and objects that aren't right in front of them, using their thoughts to imagine walking to a location or moving a remote object to a specific spot.

>The project began nine years ago when Lai arrived at Janelia as a graduate student with an idea to test whether an animal could think.

>the labs worked to develop a system to understand what animals are thinking, a real-time "thought detector" that could measure neural activity and translate what it meant.

>Once they developed their system, the researchers had to create the "thought dictionary" that would allow them to decode the rat's brain signals. This dictionary compiles what activity patterns look like when the rat experiences something—in this case, places in the VR arena.

>In the second task, the "Jedi" task, the rat moves an object to a location by thoughts alone. The rat is fixed in a virtual place but "moves" an object to a goal in the VR space by controlling its hippocampal activity. […] The researchers then changed the location of the goal, requiring the animal to produce activity patterns associated with the new location.

>The team found that rats can precisely and flexibly control their hippocampal activity, in the same way humans likely do.

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Also, this is just a pet peeve of mine, but please don't like to a website that wants to tell me the "consequences" of using "Enhanced Tracking Protection". You're not getting my infos. Thanks for reminding me to re-enable NoScript.


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Zero clue why do you get that, works for me with NoScript + like 10 other extensions.

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My grandpa died a few months ago. He was a fairly prominent choreographer in the USSR. The last time I saw was when I still in a crib, so I have no memory of him. We don't speak the same language, so I also didn't get the chance to talk to him even once. I was sad about not being sad. My grandpa was very… eccentric. Since decades ago, both him and my grandmother obsessed about his health. Even while my mother was growing up, him and his physical well-being were always the top priority. Every time he so much as had a cough both of them would start worrying about it and go to the doctor. There's a saying that goes something like this: you shouldn't have a complicated relationship with your doctor. Well, he did. He at one point was a shoemakers apprentice, but after being drafted from some war he gave up on that. He actually left the draft by faking appendicitis. After that he decided to be a dancer, and he was pretty good. I'm nobody to judge him, but he wasn't what most would call a good person, and neither was his wife. For a while, my mother, her mother, her father and her aunt all lived in the same place, in some tiny shack. My mother and her parents shared a room. Sometimes, during winter nights, my grandmother would nag him incessantly for hours on end about absolutely nothing. He's eventually get so fed up that he would strangle her while she called for her sister to help. This didn't just happen once, and it was all in front of my mother. Normally my grandfather wasn't abusive or anything. He never harmed my mother. Other than those times nothing else would really happen to my knowledge. My grandfather was actually pretty cowardly. They eventually moved to an apartment closer to where everything was going on. One time, at night they heard a woman screaming outside and my grandfather was absolutely terrified. Pretty weirdly, when my grandmother shouted at the voice to go away it suddenly came to an abrupt stop. Pedophiles would try to lure my mother into their houses while she was walking to her home in that neighborhood sometimes. My mother had a half-sister on her father's side as my grandmother was his second wife. My grandparents, especially my grandmother, treated her awfully and that could best be described by one event. When my half-aunt's mother died, before the funeral her body was kept in my grandparent's apartment for some reason. No casket, no nothing. An exposed dead body. They forced my mother's sister to sleep in the same room asPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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My grandad was a really prominent doctor in my hometown in Siberia, a lot of the doctors there still remember him since they were his students, his portraits still hang on the walls of the city's main hospital.

He really liked money and was a serious capitalist even before the 90s, he would often sign up for risky jobs that paid a lot, like working in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan.

When I was 2 he took me and my parents to a third world country where he was offered a high-paying job as a foreign specialist and then he just passed away unexpectedly. My whole life was basically ruined right from the beginning because my idiot parents decided to remain there instead of going back to Russia or at least some first-world country.


>My whole life was basically ruined right from the beginning because my idiot parents decided to remain there instead of going back to Russia or at least some first-world country.
Those are some top-notch maternal instincts. Seriously though, that really sucks.


>my idiot parents decided to remain there instead of going back to Russia
In hindsight, not moving to Russia might not have been the worst choice after all.
Also how do you sage here, am I doing it right


Why sage?


because he's posting in a 5 year old thread, nearly 6

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No one actually likes to read, prove me wrong.

Or at least the vast majority of people won't read anything unless it's some popular thing like Harry Potter.

I don't blame them either, reading is boring and outdated when you can easily listen to more pratical forms of media to absorb information or have fun. Especially if we are talking about actual physical books, which literally have no reason to exist other than being an economical alternative to owning a computer.

The people I met who claim they love to read are usually annoying morons who just want to pose as smart or interesting people.

Prove me wrong. If you reply with "I like to read" your opinion is instantly invalid.
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It doesn't matter if there are or not.


I like the freedom of imagination that books give compared to other mediums. It's not possible to capture the horror of Lovecraft ancient gods in a painting, a movie, or animation. It's something born from your very own fears as you picture that. The same applies to any other thing, which need not necessarily be related to horror.

Humans love stories. Books are just one of the most efficient mediums to build a story with great depth. It boils down to the efficiency of the author as a writer and how engaged you feel when reading their work. It's also a great way to practice language, or even old variations of your language. Being able to read things written over a thousand years ago in a country far away from yours gives a lot of insight into how things were back then. This is something that no other medium will ever give you fully, because there are many things lost in translation (in mediums and also to your modern language).

Yes, perhaps it's a minority, but there's definitely degenerates out there who enjoy it.


>Prove me wrong.
Nope, you have to prove yourself right. Onus of proof is on the accuser.


>Prove me wrong. If you reply with "I like to read" your opinion is instantly invalid.
Now you're just assuming the conclusion.


thats true, when i read its because it shows a topic or idea i enjoy, people who read for the sake of reading arent going to get much pleasure out of it

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im halfway through my end of year, life defining exams and its so exhausting, especially since all of them are over 3 hours long (essay subjects)
i have three more to go, two this week. Just wanna ask, if anyone else here's been through that, how'd you all cope?
im personally going for the 'pretend its not as bad and distract myself constantly' method but i nearly threw up on the bus home and there's only so many times i can 100% psychonauts 2 before raz's voice becomes an integral part of my psyche


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>if anyone else here's been through that, how'd you all cope?
dropping out

obviously can't offer any advice but good luck with your exams anon, i believe in you!


I'd sit down to cram through my essay, and every time my brain froze up and words stopped coming out for too long I would take a walk outside to refresh. I found it easiest to write essays in the early morning when I've just woke up.


i hope you did well op, but when i have to write essays i usually just get drunk and come up with a bunch of ideas then string it together later.
for math tests, i just binge study guides.
this combined with a bit of luck, gave me a 4.0 gpa

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I really should not be here, this pc has become a glowing hotspot for some reason (i.e "friends" and "family"), Zuc doesn't want me to delete my meta account and google is fucking mad at me for some reason, also someone has become obsessed with me and does whatever is in its power to sabotage my efforts to live my life outside the machine, they literally had to take away my body just so they could delude themselves into believing that i can still feel fear after all the shit they have put me through. honestly i can't even enjoy my books because some subhumans that work printing books keep changing the words to include personal data of people i don't even know, this is a ridiculous psyop to try and make me into some kind of shooter i tell ya, also i am now working and having my own salary but i don't really enjoy buying anything nor saving money like i used to, i can't even enjoy food, work, study or anything else for that matter, i guess sexy women are still relevant for me somehow but i see in them nothing but sadness behind their glittery personas.


dude chill the fuck out man


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what went wrong?
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Taylor Swift came out with a shitty album titled '1989'. Which made it such that you could not search for the year '1989' without getting info on her bullshit album.


Fucking kill yourself. /srs


Another offender is George Orwell, and his piece of shit novel, 1984.


The Who?


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back when i saw the gooonies


Last I heard y'all niggas was havin' sex, with the SAME sex.


gotta strange magic


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where are the mushrooms?

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