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there are thousands of cyber movies that you cant find on google. I think we should talk about them.
Whats your favorite and why does it make you feel good?

I like movies that are cozy and don't have any worries. The ones that are slow moving and peaceful.
I like to see the main character just really absorbing the strangeness of the world, enjoying his/her environment. Like in code 46 or lost in translation(the latter is not a cyber movie)

anyway, what do you guys like and how do you like to watch your movies?
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does anyone know where i can get blade runner 2049 in dvd quality



Just because it was on MST3K doesn't automatically mean it's bad. There are, out of nearly 200 episodes, several very good movies and quite a few more that are at least OK. I've noticed that on IMDumB and similar sites with user reviews and ratings, anything that was on MST3K automatically gets panned unfairly because omg it must be soykaf, MST told me so. (I'm a fan of the show too though, don't get me wrong).

Overdrawn at the Memory Bank is a pretty cool story, produced badly. It's not entirely without merit and it fits the category of cyberpunk.


which cyber film has the longest playtime or most episodes


While it's true that being MST'd is no guarantee that a movie was bad (heck, I actually liked Diabolik and Gunslinger) you have to admit that the venn diagram of "was on MST3K" and "quality movie" doesn't really have much overlap. I'm not going to give Overdrawn at the Memory Bank a pass just because there were good ideas and a half-decent script. Implementation matters. Sure, it qualifies as cyberpunk. Unfortunately it's crap cyberpunk.

What I'd like to see is, instead of remakes of good movies, is for filmmakers to take crap implementations of good ideas and remake those. Don't give us a garbage Ghostbusters reboot, Hollywood. Give us a quality remake of Overdrawn or Kitten with a Whip or The Mole People or something. Heck, even Manos could be a really awesome super-creepy Netflix miniseries in the hands of a good showrunner.

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Music production discussion edition

GIVE feedback and RECEIVE feedback. Upload WIPs on


DON'T post Soundcloud, YouTube, or any other links where you are not anonymous (unless somebody asks you for it). That's considered self promotion and will result in bad feedback.


Sound Design:
>SeamlessR (in-depth music production and sound design tutorials, based on FL Studio)

>Rocket Powered Sound (Constant quality uploads of various EDM sounds in Serum with explanations that help make something unique)

>Syntorial (widely considered the best place to go to learn synthesis)

>Mr. Bill (Ableton based, some of the best sound design tutorials on the planet. Aimed more towards IDM-type stuff. He also posts his music here)

>BusyWorksBeats (explains hip hop in very elaborate ways in FL Studio)

>Sadowick (explains old school electronic music in very elaborate ways in Ableton)

>ADSR Music Production Tutorials


>Point Blank Music School

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If you're interested in Breakcore, look at Renoise. It's what Venetian Snares uses.

It's a "tracker". A modern version of the original software that was available for Amiga, Atari and early PC for making music. The learning curve isn't steep. It's nearly fucking vertical. But once you've got the fundamentals down, it's an insanely powerful tool.

Along with VS, other users include, Enduser, B-Complex, ASC, I Am Robot And Proud, and others.


Renoise looks very intriguing, especially because of it's tracker workflow. But I've been wondering what are the actual strengths/weaknesses compared to other more mainstream DAWs? What makes it particularly powerful for IDM and, for example, breakcore?



Long time renoise User here. I would have recommended it already but >>1743 asked for free software, which renoise isn't, so keep that in mind.

Unfortunetely I don't know much about breakcore, but from what I've heard the sample editor and general interface is well suited for IDM/Breakcore. Maybe you should look at some tutorials for the sample editor to see what you can do with it and how fast the whole process is.


I don't mind renoise being non-free and I don't really make breakcore, but I do like making glitchy stuff with drums. I took a quick peek at the sample editor and it seems like it has very nice workflow for slicing breaks and doing crazy stuff. I'll propably try it when I have the time and see if I prefer the workflow over other DAWs.

Great list of applications to use for music production

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Ep4 00:06:58

Is this book based on a real book? Books were much more important in the 90s when it came to computing, Hackers (1995) also featured a scene emphasising the importance of books.


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possibly a reference to the popular collection of short stories in the hackers series?


dont think so. sure, today it looks like a reference because they are both of 90s computer graphic design but in the days of when SEL was made those designs were common.


If it is I'd certainly like to read it. Why not try getting in touch with some of the staff that worked on the show? I have no clue how, but I think it's worth a shot.


Same guy here. I emailed Chiaki. He doesn't seem to remember what, if anything, the book was based on. It may be nothing but maybe somebody else on the writing staff knows what it is. Might be harder to contact them though.

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I took it in college. First year is a bit of a meat grinder in my experience. If you're good at rote memorization you'll do well.

I can't remember exactly how many characters we did first year but I want to say more than 100 less than 500.

If you want to get a feel for it ahead of time, try doing daily drills to memorize like 20 or 30 of the most common radicals for a week. If you do that and it feels easy, then the class won't be particularly hard for you.


anybody have some alright Chinese music worth listening to?




Minimal keyboard for linux?

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Has Alice seen Altered Carbon, the new Cyberpunk Action/Neo-Noirish TV Show? Seems like something arisuchan would really dig.

For me personally it mixes the classic, neon Blade Runner aesthetic with a story that attacks slightly more modern problems with a really interesting premise and plot.

It sort of falls apart near the end, personally, but its worth watching just for the fact that not a lot of good /cyb/ is produced these days.
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A hell of a lot nicer to Islam than the book is.

In the book, Kovac's is tortured in virtual by being put in the body of a young Islamic girl and brutally raped over and over again by the Sharia morality police.

It also goes over his war on the planet of "Sharia"

I found it really interesting.


Stop making up things and telling us your sexual fantasies, /pol/onide.


Ontop of this Kovac's history is totally wrecked.


No, Envoys, where tools of the protectorate. Elite Soldiers sent in to fuck everything up.And they did, Quell comes in much later as a JAPANESE woman who died.

The story is fucked up there, god knows where they will go with that. Its wrecked, Quell RD'd in the original story, now shes "backed up".

The story is wrecked. I am so disappointed.


/pol/ wants me to hang.

Islam want to teach me base diving without a parachute.

I'm not a fan of either.


It's pretty good

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I had such a confusing but amazing time watching this but I would like to know what does it all mean? can any old timers tell me or explain to me theories or symbolism on what exactly happened in Serial Experiments Lain?
I really want to get into this and learn more about this if you guys have any experiences or link I would be happy to know about them! thank you for you're time!


Your own personal interpretation of SEL will always be more valid than anybody else's; this was the explicit intention of the series' creators. Welcome to The Wired!

Running thought+experiments+lain through the search engine of your choice would be a good grounding in the show's more technical and cultural aspects. A basic understanding of TCP/IP and it's associated protocols will help as well.

Or, as an exercise, next time you go for a walk, try to visualize the NICs connected to IP space in your vicinity…




it's an interesting show theres no deeper meaning


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Maybe you're still eyeing this thread months later. If you're wanting to understand Lain, I would say to just be careful not to get too lost in the technology. That's the mistake that I personally feel a lot of people make when they try to understand Lain because they want it to be a prediction about the internet. In reality, I believe that there is actually a lot about being human and being lonely in terms of thematic material. It's kind of hard to just spill out my own interpretation because I think this is a very complex piece of work. What do you think is happening yourself? We could discuss that and build off of each other's experiences. I personally tend to take a lot of the "symbols" you might see as literal happenings in order to explain the plot.

I would recommend you to, if you're really interested, rewatch having understood the basic plot and use what you know to piece together the "what's going on" (I'd say pay special attention to Layer 9, what Eiri and the Knights say about their ideology, Lain's origin, and Layers 12 and 13) . Then you'll be able to pick apart the "lore" of the world, which can help you to understand the "what were the creators saying" later. Some supplements you can use for this include various interviews with the creators that can be found in the query >>729 suggested, and the Lain Playstation game. It isn't really a game, but a collection of files that are meant to help you understand Lain as a character in a completely different timeline from the anime, so to speak. There's no hard translation, and buying a copy will cost you a couple hundred, but there is an English translation of everything in a pdf that you can find at, and the site recreates the game structure online with all the original video clips.


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I just leave it here:

This is a lossless (FLAC) doujin music library that you can listen on the fly with a browser or mobile device (Android, iOS).

The library is constantly updated, and you can add your own collections.

And of course the hunt for priority.

You can get into the library by receiving an invite in the telegram-channel @touhouchan

It's free.

We are glad to everyone who is interested.

Demo account:




Looks interesting. There's a fair bit of choice too. Thanks for bringing this up.

I'm not convinced at the Telegram community. Mainly because of the Telegram part. Any plans to use something Libre like Mastodon or GNU Social?


i like the idea but why telegram?

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This thread is for those studying the Japanese language.

Read the Guide linked below before asking how to learn Japanese:
Check the Cornucopia of Resources before asking where to download X or Y:


Anyone have any experience learning Japanese on their own? Any tips on how to go about it?


How do I get cool with the Japanese kids at my University?


Tell them how much anime you watch



If you want to learn it on your own you need to find your own way as well. Also you need to stick to it by yourself, at all times, which really is the hard part.

I've always consumed a lot of Japanese media so I just continued doing this while adding everything I could to Anki, which is the best tool for language acquisition. Some years later I managed to have actual conversations with people in japan. From what I have gathered this practice is very inefficient but who cares as long as it works out. The most important part, for any skill really, is that you continue learning and using it.

Aside from that, the Genki Books get recommended a lot. I haven't used them but maybe you want to check them out. Personally I just typed "learn japanese" into my favorite search engine and went on from there.


Learn lots of Japanese curses and sit in cafeteria or the university square ranting about Koreans angrily.

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thoughts on these guys?
you might not like their style of music, but I would think that the lyrics speak a lot to many people on this board, or even normalfags of the 21st century.


When we're talking and nobody's there
We're safely in the dark alone
A conversation that nobody hears
Is transferring from home to home
By the time we figure it out, it's already set in stone
And if everything I feel down inside my chest
Completely fills me up like a
Real, real, real…

It's not that typical
We're connecting,
But it's something digital

I'll share a story I want you to know
It's better than the real thing
I took my time in touching myself
To enhance my personality
There's no need to dig any further
I've laid it all out, it's clear
And everything you feel down inside your chest
Completely fills you up like a
Real, real, real…

Connection, It's not that typical
The connecting, but it's something digital.

I just need this so much
I thought I was in love
With you, and me
I thought this was my destiny
And then the trail went cold
I looked everywhere
But were you ever really there
I thought that ever real, real, real

It's not that typical
The connecting, but it's something digital


How could you know, how could you know?

That those were my eyes
Peepin through the floor, it's like they know
It's like they know I'm looking from the outside
And creeping to the door, it's like they know

And now they coming, yeah, now they coming
Out from the shadows
To take me to the court because they know
Gotta shut this down, cause they been watching all my windows

They gathered up the warant cuz' they know
You understand, I got a plan for us
I bet you didn't know that I was dangerous
It must be fate, I found a place for us
I bet you didn't know that I was dangerous

How could they know, how could they know
What I been thinking?
But they're right inside my head, because they know
Because they know, what I been hidin'

They're right under my bed, they're in control
Here they come, yeah here they come
Out of the shadows
To take me to the club because they know
Gotta shut this down, cause they been watching all my windows
They gathered up a warant cuz' they know
And I've gotta get out of here
Sink down, into the dark
Keep on running
And I've gotta get out of here, (keep on running)
Sink down, into the dark

You understand, I got a plan for us
I bet you didn't know that I was dangerous
It must be fate, I found a place for us
I bet you didn't know that I was dangerous


Music for white girls with septum piercings and dyed hair who call themselves nerds because it's trendy. Seriously their lyrics are the most entry level soykaf about the internet and technology. They'll talk about mass surveillance and stuff, but they use macs? That pretty much sums it all up for me.


>They'll talk about mass surveillance and stuff, but they use macs? That pretty much sums it all up for me.
Fucking RIP


>white girls with septum piercings and dyed hair who call themselves nerds because it's trendy.
>They'll talk about mass surveillance and stuff, but they use macs?
Accurate description of Seph tbqh.

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What is your view of an ubersmencht in the contemporary world?
Ignoring the surrounding culture and focusing in the question: how could a man be perfect itself?

Some may answer that only by living an illusion it is possible to reach perfection, fulfilling thyself with power;
Others may say that only by eliminating your own body it would be possible, replacing thyself with the precision of a machine;
And others may seen it as meaningless.

Lain is an example of being which became perfect by becoming part of the wired and latter, the world.
I'm curious about the opinion of this board about it.


The Superman isn't a perfect man, just a super man. Humans who "justify the existence of the human race". Depending on your philosophy that could be humanity right now or an unachievable fantasy


Honestly, I don't think that true perfection exists. You may have someone or something that fits someone's personal idea of perfection, but there will always be flaws even if we can't see them yet.


zarathustra, in modern times it's hard to say ted kaczynski in his writing, but I may disagree if I actually knew the guy.

i try to live up to their ideal every day but really I'm just an egoist.


All I know is drugs puts me into an alternate reality and I want to stay here.

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