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gibson Anonymous Comrade 11/10/2019 (Sun) 07:08:44 No. 2609 [Reply] [Last]
what does everyone think of William Gibson's classic cyberpunk novels / stories, are they any good?
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well which ones are the good ones, neuromancer?
I read Neuromancer years ago and from what I remember it was pretty good but it suffers from what many genre-setting works do in that it now seems pretty cliche and standard in retrospect
neuromancer was pretty ok, but he wasn't a good writer yet and it's hard to keep up with the pacing of the novel. Ideas are interesting but the story sucks. It's literally just a cyberpunk heist story. I liked idoru better. But you could tell it was then when his political stances were starting to soften up to liberalism
What about his earlier work like Burning Chrome
Haven't read it.when it comes to cyberpoonk I liked " when gravity falls" which is about a world where traps are the norm and the west has declined to the point of being comparable to the current Middle East, and the story is set in the Middle east anyway . The main characters love interest is qute trap and they Fucc a lot. There's also lengthy descriptions of her boipuccy. There's also snowcrash which I really liked. Gibson started the cyberpunk movement but was never the best cyberpunk writer imo

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GNU Guix Comrade 09/28/2019 (Sat) 10:55:08 No. 792 [Reply] [Last]
Is Guix the operating system of the future?
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There are lots of "OS of the future"
Guix is great, though I could never get it to play nice with Doom Emacs, which was a dealbreaker at the time (I'm not using Doom Emacs anymore, but as far as I can tell the only way to maintain config for your software like this is to build it as a Guix package, which I just don't have the time or energy for). I ran it for a couple of months on my hobby laptop, though I got tired of the build-times for some packages when substitutes weren't available (especially non-free Linux kernels, which I would leave running overnight and sometimes come back to the kernel still being built in the morning).

I do think though that declarative operating systems are the future, because the implications are amazing for deployment of many machines, as well as maintaining your own workstation - you make some configuration change to a particular service in your OS declaration, build and switch to that OS you've declared, and if you fucked up you rollback.

What really excites me is that Guix is just the package manager - even though we call the distribution based on on this package manager `Guix System', in reality every system configuration for Guix is its own distribution of GNU/Linux. Some future non-Guix project could `downstream' Guix by way of providing some standard distributions (read: `operating-system' configuration files with useful collections of packages, services, configuration, etc.) users could make use of, adding new channels with non-free software that users could opt-in to if they have e.g. a wifi card with non-free drivers, and providing some helpful configuration tools, e.g. for setting up and maintaining profiles, which don't require you to be pretty well versed in Scheme to have a working, maintainable distribution. Maybe this project could maintain build servers for the more popular software which isn't available in the standard Guix build repositories. We could have all sorts of Linux distributions which are built on the Guix package manager, and switching between these distributions would just be a matter of running `guix system reconfigure'.

I think the possibilities here are incredible, and I'm pretty excited for it - for now though I've got Slackware on my laptop, so I can keep my distance from systemd while having a distribution that gives me most of what I could possibly need from a system out of the box.
Sounds pretty cool, now I need to find an excuse to try it!
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Just finished writing my first package and it compiles!!

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gaming on linux Comrade 09/30/2019 (Mon) 03:07:32 No. 693 [Reply] [Last]
do you guys think gaming on linux is picking up steam in 2019?

- Steam games on linux/SteamOS: more native titles than ever and protondb making wine setup and config a one click thing.
- Windows 7 support ending, windows 10 sucks donkey balls (Cortana, offline account option now removed as well)
- Intel, AMD graphics drivers at near parity, Nvidia catching up
- Google making a game streaming service (Stadia) means they obviously plan to port games to linux, it can't work without it
- Vulkan API is going to replace both legacy OpenGL and Direct3D (easier to port, even more cross platform engines as well)
- Lutris > playonlinux, making installing top titles extremely easy.

What do you think guys, is 2020 the YEAR OF THE LINUX GAMING DESKTOP?
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Nerd. Now I sage.

No. As long there is windows, linux will never be a viable option
In my experience about 50% of games work without issue via Wine or Proton. I still dual boot Windows but using it less and less.
they usually have 0.1+ms extra lag that makes it uncompetitive for serious players, especially in time sensitive genres like FPS
Fight imperialism, reminder to install non-proprietary software.

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Deus Ex Series thread Anonymous Comrade 10/26/2019 (Sat) 00:46:42 No. 1528 [Reply] [Last]
I just started playing the original Deus Ex after watching Sseth's video on it recently, and I'm hooked. I played the new games a couple years which were also great, they introduced me to Cyberpunk. Thoughts on the series?
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>My only critique so far is that sneaking is basically pointless because I always get spotted when I shoot no matter what, although I suspect I'll be able to upgrade in the future so that this doesn't happen.
you have more success being sneaky if you use melee weapons(aim for the back) or silent projectile weapons like the crossbow(you get silencers later)
Reminder there was nothing wrong with the ending of Mankind Divided.
>b-b-but the main plot is unresolved
The game starts with you witnessing a terrorist attack, the game follows you tracking down the terrorist group and their leader, and the game ends with you stopping their leader.
>b-b-but the loose threads
Why does that mean the main story was not finished? The narrative was complete, the mission you embarked on was accomplished. The "loose threads" are there for clues at what is to come of the trilogy
>b-b-but that's unacceptable
Well that depends - if you like a movie series such as The Lord of the Rings, or pretty much any non-anthology tv show, then surely you don't think it's unacceptable? They have loose threads that won't be resolved until the sequel/followup, so why do you treat Mankind Divided differently?
the terrorist attack is immediately shown to be a false flag for some higher up conspiracy, and that's the main plot. the terror group is a sideshow. Jensen being a double agent trying to take down the illuminati takes up as much if not more playtime than dealing with the terror group. It'd be like Deus Ex 1 ending after you get to lebedev. There was clearly more to the story.
>They have loose threads that won't be resolved until the sequel/followup, so why do you treat Mankind Divided differently?
I don't like Witcher 2, but one problem it didn't have was this one. The story within the game was done well enough that ending it on a cliffhanger didn't bother anyone. Mankind Divided dropped the ball, and very clearly for trying to squeeze as much as they could out of fans.

I've only played through it twice, and in one "session" so maybe i'll lighten up on it if I ever replay it, but I don't feel an urge to. Whereas with every other game in the series I have gone back to multiple times. It wasn't awful, I had fun playing it, it just wasn't at the level of the rest of them.
>use melee weapons(aim for the back)
ah fuck, never tried that. thanks for the pointer.

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friday night Anonymous Comrade 10/25/2019 (Fri) 23:02:52 No. 1522 [Reply] [Last]
it's now Friday night EST in the US. what are you doing bunkerchan
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Procrastinating on homework while I'm supposed to be asleep.
Going back to work at this bullshit graveyard.
do u mean graveyard shift or do u work at an actual graveyard?
Seen anything spooky?
I work graveyard shifts, lol. I actually almost got the chance to work at a graveyard tho, but, I didn't get the job.

Nah, I'm an atheist. <tips fedora
But, I was sick that night and drank like a whole bottle of nyquil so I was actually tripping pretty hard, lol.

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Airsoft/Milsim thread Anonymous Comrade 10/26/2019 (Sat) 12:07:00 No. 1544 [Reply] [Last]
Airsoft/Milsim discussion, gears, Airsoft guns and so on and so on.
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>Is there like a short intro to this?
I would recomend going to a field and rent a gun before doing anything
>Most seem to run on batteries which sounds kinda weak.
Well, most airsoft guns are electrical, you can also buy gas guns, but they cost more and I would not recoment, besides, airsoft batteries last enough you won't have a problem with running out of battery in the field
>What kind of gun can I get that is decent and cheap in a country without freedom? germany
Check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_issues_in_airsoft#Germany
and for your first gun, as >>1545 said a cyma ak like the CYMA CM028 is good and cheap.
Do many adults do this? I really want to try it, but I'm 28 and don't want to show up to play with a bunch of teens.
Dunno about where you live, but here spain I always see 30 and even 40 year olds playing on the fields, teens seem to be the exeption
from what i heard it seems popular amongst some active soldiers and military rejects, often even in their 30s
you can probably find youtube videos, by channels that record first person views, where you see what kind of people are going
Anybody know a good online airsoft shop to buy stuff?

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filter me 11/02/2019 (Sat) 02:02:24 No. 2412 [Reply] [Last]
Anybody have this as a hobby?


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Dark Heresy Game Night Anonymous Comrade 10/29/2019 (Tue) 03:43:44 No. 1753 [Reply] [Last]
Date, rules, setup and polling for the Dark Heresy game,

If you're gonna play just give a reply saying so and also we still need a GM and to decide on what supplements we're using, character sheets etc.

And the date. That bit's important.
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Weeelll... it's not the system I would have picked, but it would be fun to play with /leftypol/ bros, so sure, I'll play. Not at a GM though, I don't have enough organisation skills etc.
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Alright I'm doing a strawpoll because nobody seems to bother even saying "ya I'm in" and we still haven't even got a GM or anything yet, so if we could move things along a little.
>0 people volunteered for GM
lel. maybe we should just play quest themed after dark heresy. I'm sure someone on fullchan /tg/ must have tried it at one point.
also I apologize for not being responsive OP. I thought I was getting day off this week for sure but my boss decided to fuck me over by cancelling my vacation. damn it feels good to be wage slave
Mate, with these kinds of things, it needs to be the DM that pushes it. They are doing more work than all the players put together, you can't just draft something else into doing it. I would like to play something too but the players are just receiving the DM's kindness.

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Arma Sandbox Anonymous Comrade 10/28/2019 (Mon) 21:11:20 No. 1735 [Reply] [Last]
Arma 3 thread
the only decent shooter sandbox game,
if anyone else is even playing it around here
Anyone experiences with good public servers and missions?
Best mods that are used?
I only play with clans so I dunno about servers
Anybody know some good Balkans wars mod?
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why don't clans use public servers for promotion and recruitment anymore?
that seemed widely common a while ago, nowadays those servers seem hardly moderated and maintained by members and like a donation milking machine
also it's rather time consuming to be with a clan, but i guess arma was never really that good for casual gameplay

as for mods i actually found right with that name this here
Kosovo Liberation Army (RHS Edition)
1998 - 1999 Yugoslav Units
don't know about much more, happened to see those on a server once is all
Thanks mate

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Federated Discord Anonymous Comrade 10/27/2019 (Sun) 13:39:20 No. 1653 [Reply] [Last]
Have you heard of Riot.im?


its a federated discord alternative.
hm, interesting, do you know if it has active servers?
It predates Discord. I use it every day.
I'd use it if all my friends and family would switch from discord.


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