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Lets Make a Imageboard - /hobby/ edition Anonymous Comrade 10/31/2019 (Thu) 22:28:28 No. 2350 [Reply] [Last]
With the official locking of >>>/tech/ I'm moving my development log thread here. Feel free to ask questions, make comments, or pass on your suggestions. Much of the template is now complete, the CSS is responsive, usable on every browser that has rem support, and only 3815 bytes. There is still some work to be done which I'll mention in a reply following this. As it stands the plan is to start programming the back-end in OCaml this Monday leaving the finishing touches in the front-end for a later date.

front-end principles
The site should be minimalist. Adding elements unnecessarily makes everything more difficult to implement for and slower.

The site should be responsive. I don't own a device with a touchscreen, but they are omnipresent, and there is no reason that you shouldn't be able to use a website with your touchscreen device well.

The site should be compatible. I'd like to see support for more or less every desktop platform since ~2000 (this is easily done with MyPal PaleMoon, and TenFourFox) and more or less every "smart device" ever.

Text formatting should be subtle and compose as expected. There should be nothing that would feel be out of place in a book or article.

Web-fonts should not be used. Web-fonts don't improve the usability of the site but increase bandwidth usage and hinder performance for users.

JavaScript should only be used for progressive enhancements and as much of the site as possible should work without it. A Complete list of features which will require JavaScript are: automatic copying of text into the reply form, automatic refreshing of the page along with title notifications, and moving the second reply form.
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OP is trying to make a new imageboard sowftware, If you want to make oneyourself, try using LynxChan
It's amusing to me that the formatting on this site managed to become even more broken, and that this somehow managed to effect posts already stored in the database; this thread is hideous now. Anyway I made a good bit more progress on this project but decided to abandon it. My justification was that while the left needs to establish new hegemonic institutions, of which social-media is probably the strongest modern example, these institutions are worthless unless you're willing to use the power these institutions hold to enforce your will, and I simply don't have the time to realistically do this. Another issue is that the internet probably reflecting modern cultural trends (as promoted by the bourgeoisie) is hedonist and obsessed with the spectacle (not to mention least common denominator politics like social democracy), these cultural traits would be very difficult to overcome, and require rules that would be especially costly to enforce. For now I'm going to be focusing on improving my skills, I've recently been studying GADTs, existential types, type-level programming, eta-reduction and all sorts of interesting things in addition to my standard mathematics studies, hopefully my improved skills will be useful to us in the future. In any case, I will likely stop posting on this forum or any other forum, and it's fair to assume that any posts from this point on anywhere on the internet are not me. I wish you all the best, good bye. >>3346 >hey I haven't read the thread, but, how hard is it? It's a pretty simple web application, not particularly difficult so long as you don't obsesses over the details (which I tend to do). I'd only ever made two static sites before this and I was still able to make CSS that was superior to any imageboard I was able to find, and the backend was very clean if incomplete despite my programming experience having nothing to do with the internet. >>3347 >OP is trying to make a new imageboard sowftware, If you want to make one yourself, try using LynxChan. Just to be clear using LynxChan isn't creating a new image-board engine, which was my intent.
>>5042 Sad to hear that, good luck on your next projects anon tho >Just to be clear using LynxChan isn't creating a new image-board engine, which was my intent. Oh yeah I know, I was just telling him to use it if he wants to make a new imageboard
feature request make threads look good in firefox's reader mode
>>5185 lol nvm just saw this wasn't happening anymore RIP

Batman Anonymous Comrade 11/11/2019 (Mon) 04:46:07 No. 2628 [Reply] [Last]
Porky punching lumpens to get his kicks or class traitor who directly and indirectly helpi people?

Also general capeshit thread i guess
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>>5016 This is pretty much an idealistic version of crime. It’s not a systemic problem but just something the rich can just deal with ease. His Superman story was no better, where good ol’ Supes think he could just play Green Peace and relief hunger and only Le Big Bad Dictator that “totally isn’t funded by the US of A”. It’s laughably liberal.
>>2628 Fuck Capeshit. The Watchmen stripped the genre of its pretension.
>>5082 Gotta disagree with you there, bro. Moore's intention with Watchmen wasn't to destroy and BTFO cape comics forever. No, he loved them. He just wanted to display why taking them overly seriously was absurd. However most people think he was eviscerating them and that comics need to be taken more seriously.
>>5082 >>5109 >Moore's intention with Watchmen wasn't to destroy and BTFO cape comics forever. No, he loved them. Pretty much this, dude's a radlib larping as an anarchist magician. Just read his pitch for twilight of the superheroes to see his "anti-capitalist" phase only happened after DC fucked him over with Watchmen. https://archive.org/stream/TwilightOfTheSuperheroes/TwilightOfTheSuperheroes_djvu.txt >It would provide a strong and resonant springboard from which to launch a number of new series or with which to revitalize old ones again in a manner that was not obviously crassly exploitative so as to insult the reader's intelligence. With an eye to the merchandising that Marvel managed to spin out of Secret Wars, I think it's safe to assume that if it were possible to credibly spin role playing games, toys, "Waiting for Twilight" posters and T-shirts and badges and all the rest of that stuff from the title, then that would be a good idea too. Ideally, it might even be possible, while appealing to the diehard superhero junkie, to produce a central story idea simple, powerful and resonant enough to bear translation to other media. I mean, I know that I'm probably still intoxicated by the Watchmen deal, but it never hurts to allow for these things as a possibility, does it?
>>5146 >tfw Alan Moore couldve blessed cape comics with his writing for a little bit longer

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open-source robo-gf/bf Anonymous Comrade 12/23/2019 (Mon) 21:55:48 No. 4709 [Reply] [Last]
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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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…
>>4709 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?
>>4895 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.
>>4908 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.
MegaMek is open source and free to download. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hCvGIrWKCk https://megamek.org/

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Is poetry dead? Anonymous Comrade 12/28/2019 (Sat) 14:46:31 No. 4776 [Reply] [Last]
Button "Poetry" kept getting aggressively recommended to me in ads on Facebook, so I decided to check it out, and I have come to the conclusion that it is the most vapid psuedo-intellectual bourgeois spectacle I have ever seen (pic related) Libs eat that shit up when the poems aren't even well-written because it tells them what they want to hear. Sure, you can like what a "poem" is talking about, but that doesn't make it a good "poem", and the stuff they talk about is basic bitch lib shit anyway like "a cashier looked at me funny once at the grocery store, it was probably because I'm LGBT". Or stuff about muh depression. Newsflash; we're all depressed, honey. It's hard not to be in a society this alienating. If this is what's considered good modern poetry, can poetry be saved, or is it dead and buried? All of the examples of modern "poetry" that I can think of are similarly vapid, but I am very okay with being proven wrong.
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>>4968 /pol/ tier post
Haikus are easy Structure's dialectical Write haikus, niggas
>>5117 >muh /pol/ No son, that's reality, have you paid attention to rap? Half of it literally is about that because current rappers don't get why the originals talked about drugs and shootings; rather than pointing out the problems of the hood, they glorify them.
>>5126 Nah bro you're the one who needs to pay attention. Most rappers today (except for absolute hacks like 6ix9ine) are on some kind of emo phase and when they talk about drugs, it's about how they consume them to deal with shit like depression and what not. Hell, even fucking Kanye West is doing christian music right now.

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the ukrainian war 01/06/2020 (Mon) 20:36:30 No. 5052 [Reply] [Last]
¿Por qué Ucrania todavía no puede con los pro-rusos 6 años han pasado desde la guerra en Dunbass?
>>5052 Why Ukraine still can not with the pro-Russians 6 years have passed since the war in Dunbass?

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Anonymous Comrade 01/05/2020 (Sun) 23:45:36 No. 5003 [Reply] [Last]
I want to download Russian and Soviet games for my PC that recommend me but the problem I have with this computer is very old and it doesn't have a graphics card
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>>5020 one of these?
>>5022 it's not venezuela is argentina in the first country that gave netbook alos boys
>>5023 probably got at least an integrated card of some sort then you could maybe play Pathologic on it, probably some russian doom wads as well (alt.wad comes to mind)
>>5003 Here's an epic game about Soviet times that doesn't have a match in gameplay and narrative https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_%26_Sickle
>>5036 Lo voy a jugar

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Metal Gear series Anonymous Comrade 11/05/2019 (Tue) 23:35:29 No. 2508 [Reply] [Last]
Are the MGS games based and REDpilled and Kojima /ourguy/?
I know Peace Walker placed Che and the Sandinistas in a positive light but 3 and 5 had some very red scare opinions on the USSR
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Or he just watched too many 80s B-Movies and will soon add a They Live plot, if he has not already.
>>4945 Yep. Just too much obsession with american b-movies. I mean.. At least Tarantino had a better sample variety!
>>4790 I think the Boss fundamentally just wanted a world without antagonisms, so probably like a utopian socialist

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Disco Elysium Anonymous Comrade 10/30/2019 (Wed) 01:01:10 No. 1784 [Reply] [Last]
I think this game is on to something lads
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>>4814 Since we're x-posting, here was my take on the game being leftist: >I don't think it's "resigned" in any way. I see it more as a portrait of the neoliberal era. The revolution failed, capitalism and apathy reigns supreme, communism is nothing but a fashion symbol, and everything is slowly falling apart. But underneath that there's a conflict brewing that might one day spark a new revolution. It's extremely leftist, more so than a lot of supposedly leftist games which are sometimes paraded around here. Just because the game doesn't say "communism good" doesn't make it non-leftist, and vice-versa. >I think what i mean is that it has a more nuanced and grounded view on communism than what is expected of a "leftist" game. It puts in no uncertain terms that communism was a massive failure that lead to immense suffering - in one of the first conversations you have about communism, you are literally told "communism is about failure". But even so it is the only hope we have left, and something that should be striven towards, because the only other option is to give up. A quote from one of the thoughts you can unlock sums this up well <How *not* to lose? It is impossible not to. The world is balanced on the edge of a knife. It’s a game of frayed nerves. You’re pushed on by numbers and punitive measures: pain, rejection, and unpaid bills. You can either play or you can crawl under a boat and waste away -- turn into salt or a flock of seagulls. Your enemies would *love* that. Or you can fight. The only way to load the dice is to keep on fighting. In short, the game isn't leftist because it favours communism or portrays it sympathetically, but because it addresses a very leftist issue: Coping with the failure of communist revolutions and keeping the flame alive in a crumbling late-capitalist society.
>>4816 >Coping with the failure of communist revolutions But not a single praise of Pol Pot. In the trash it goes.
>>4818 The game isn't set on Earth
>>4818 You can defend North Korea equivalent there though
>>2873 So you are a nazi

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/mu/sicz thread Comrade 07/06/2016 (Wed) 21:03:54 No. 122 [Reply] [Last]
>No music thread
Step it up lads

>Boards of canda - 5.9.78

>Blackmores night - Journeyman
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>>4690 Damn, that first song is good. It has everything I like about stuff like blues and jazz without the stuff don't care for.
>>4676 Something in the same vein you might like anon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2oL6paAZyg
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retro terminal Anonymous Comrade 12/02/2019 (Mon) 11:23:04 No. 3113 [Reply] [Last]

looks like the terminal from FALLOUT
What's the point besides larp?
>>4917 What more do you need?


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