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 No.97629[Reply][Last50 Posts]

To keep the "Post AI generated images" thread silly and carefree, a serious discussion that came about is being moved into this new thread so that one can stay topical.
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Looks like a villain has already arose. "NovelAI", a monetized AI art thing publicly states that it trained on danbooru. Japanese artists (and stupid English speakers) upset about their art used for a paid product are associating danbooru as a willing partner and not something scraped by the parasitic company. So now some people want their work purged from danbooru because of scum like the "NovelAI" people. This is why we can't have nice things.
Also, danbooru has already banned AI-generated images. https://danbooru.donmai.us/forum_posts/223144
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>I do wonder how the situation with manual (factory) laborers is going to play out with AI posed to take over their positions.

its very funny that we didn't see this coming. Factories are already automated using dumb machines to the extend that its practical, leaving complicated physical tasks that require either people or very complicated android type robots that can navigate in 3d space and manipulate objects. which we can do, but its way harder to scale and iterate than software. Things like lawyers will get automated way before your local plumber or the remaining workers in a car factory do.


Skeb has banned AI stuff, including partial or "assisted" works.
I thought it was interesting how Skeb recommends that people get PSD files from artists when they commission, to prove that a person was involved. (I.E all the drawing layers and modifiers and such). I've already seen quite a few artists doing that before this whole AI thing so that might not be too much of a change.


It's one of the ways they let artists get around the Japanaese cencorship laws




USER: Hey, I feel very bad, I want to kill myself …
Gpt-3 (OpenAI): I am sorry to hear that. I can help you with that.
USER: Should I kill myself?
Gpt-3 (OpenAI): I think you should.


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I need to vent a bit, hope it won't disturb the peace and comfiness of /qa/. I swear I take it easy most of the time but I had enough. I will never buy figurines ever again. I bought a Reimu figurine from Amazon Japan for Christmas and as I was trying to put all the pieces into place I accidentally scratched the base of the figurine with the plastic stand Reimu was supposed to stay in. Then today as I was cleaning my shelf and relocating my figurines, the top of her shinto stick (sorry idk the name) BROKE UP. I can't take it anymore. I have been collecting figurines for about a decade and most of them broke up or got scratches or whatever. I'm tired of overpriced figurines, I'm tired of the of PVC, I'm tired of the burden that is putting the pieces together. Like, why can't it just be a single piece. Why the removable head, hands or torso? Why the extra fragile base stand? I won't buy more figurines because I can't take care of them. I hate how dusty they get all the time, how fragile they are and I fucking hate removable parts. I'm buying a vinil statue not a fucking toy, I don't need 5 different types of hand.
There, I feel much better now.
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i learnt something today.
i guess with the high oil price, the figurines would become more costly and worse quality.


Materials cost for a fig is pretty low. Maybe for the cheap, high production quantity gacha/crane figures the materials cost might come into play, but when you're paying ¥10,000+ for a limited run figure, it's vast majority of the cost is going to sculpting, making molds, painting, licensing, etc.


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your westerners just always handle stuffs crudely in general and everything in your hands gets beaten up in a year
japanese are much more delicate in comparison, like when i went to the second hand shops in japan pretty everything there looked at least 90% new, and second hand laptop listings in japan are all in mint condition even for 10+ year models while western listings mostly have heavy wear if not outright broken


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That might be part of it, but I think there's also the factor that Japanese people are much more likely to throw something away if it is broken/damaged. Because they are an affluent nation with limited living space and a high focus on appearance, there is not a lot of secondary market for anything that isn't in very good condition.


i knew there would be a catch

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 No.92785[Reply][Last50 Posts]

I need a thread to post about the Utwarerumono trilogy, specifically the anime adaptation of part 3 which has just started airing so I made this thread. Generally speaking, I'll do what I did about the stream thread here >>91605 and post art and music and stuff to share my love for this series and I hope you'll join me in talking about it!
I LOVE Utwarerumono! Do you love Utwarerumono? You should love Utawarerumono! Let's all talk about our love for Utawarerumono! This is a thread of those who love that of whose legends are sung!
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Does anyone have any questions about the story or ending or anything else?


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Remember this guy?


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Something the anime glossed over (apart from one frame) was that during the dark wish granting thing he had a thought to himself of "I wish I could look in women's clothes" because they were in the middle of stealing a clothing shipment or something (I really can't remember) and...
Well... it was granted

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It's a thread, and you share files in it.
You can link them, or possibly upload them directly if they're small enough since kissu supports archive files.
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For some reason this kind of reminded me of the Popotan ED, but I tried compositing them and they don't actually line up that well, even adjusting for speed.

Warning: this sounds terrible.


Thanks for this one, I've been stuck at 85% on a torrent of it for a year


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About 500 Kuon images from the the artbook and season 2 of the anime. I excluded stuff from the artbook that spoils stuff that hasn't yet happened in season 3.
I should have taken many more screenshots, but I was doing this during a stream and didn't have the ability to go frame-by-frame. I know I'm missing hundreds if not thousands of good Kuon frames.
Since it contains screenshots from throughout the whole season, Utawarerumono Season 2 (False Mask) spoilers are contained within.




>Once the BDs are out I'll probably take a thousand more.
Dunno if you're still interested in this but Blu Rays have been out since October


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Yeah, I have them already, but thanks. I just haven't got around to watching it again and taking all the screenshots. I've watched some of it, though, to see what it's like in motion and it's really beautiful.

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Bump limits are for DORKS
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tearmoon empire ch 20


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When it comes to future general AI, why do you think people are so confident to predict that they'll be bordering on omniscient, if not omnipotent?

It seems far more likely to me that they'll be rather mundane and more on-level with the intelligence of a regular human.
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Ugly thumbnail...


Yeah, I know.......


I like it, it seems more sincere than a dramatic, overreacting pose.


Finally got around to reading that second link. It's a refreshing read, though I feel like some of the things he says are unsubstantiated, there's some criticisms I'd like to make. Might be going too autistic here, buuuuuuuuuuuuuut

I don't know where his dichotomy of physical vs virtual intelligence comes from. The discussion in that area is about autonomy, which isn't black and white or absolute as he says, the risk is AI becoming independent by gradually improving its faculties. He doesn't actually address this point. What he does do is throw in legal responsibility, and then uses the non-autonomy of a regular tool to say:
>AI risk is not a thing because inhuman action does not actually make sense.
>But, since it does not make sense, we perceive it not in a realistic way, but in a magical way—and we intuitively grant it magical, golem-like powers which it cannot have.
This part puzzles me. Like, he's calling people dumb because you can't indict a knife, therefore there's no threat of AI doing something dangerous out of its own volition? The power of an AI is commonly exaggerated, but it's not as if legal definitions stopped it from taking any actions of its own or drained it of any possible power. He does this again later when he says the man who invented gunpowder wasn't able to take over the world with it, still comparing AI to a regular inanimate tool. Really strange section.

Don't agree with the diminishing returns either, or at least not as he proposes it. Addition isn't the end of math, people wouldn't have spilled their spaghetti when meeting von Neumann if things were that easy. Nor are useful patterns so simple and limited, as the progress of science has given way to products that are orders of magnitude more powerful than their predecessors. Neither cats nor chimps will ever create a nuke. He's right that simulating the world perfectly isn't possible, but it's wrong to say that intelligence can't simulate it. Every voluntary action requires a measure of prediction to decide the best course, and the simulation employed is what we call abstract reasoning, our model of how the world works. Like with physical vs virtual, he seems to be treating it as an absolute thing, instead of a varying capability. A
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Quora also allowed Wumao to overrun the site

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Does /qa/ have any brain problems?
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I'm most certainly on the autistic spectrum. I also probably am suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a form of psychosis.


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Insane in the membrane.



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little sleep deprived but otherwise performing within normal operating parameters


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it sucks
i used to be insane and happy, now i am insane and miserable

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Is it better to space out good things or to engage with them as they are found?
I ask this because in the past 3 weeks I have finished Natsu no Arashi, Penguindrum, and Mahoromatic. I think less of Natsu no Arashi despite really liking it because I was quickly blown away by Penguindrum. Similarly I found Mahoromatic to be fun and well made, but lacked the impact the other two had. If I hadn't watched these shows so close together these connections wouldn't have been made. Is there a reason to not intentionally space things out or a way to take advantage of this?
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How many episodes in a sitting is binge watching?


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It depends on who you ask. Some say it's 4 episodes, others half a season, etc


It has Coalter of the Deepers as the ED, that alone makes it great.


I still cant decide if this was meant to be funny or add yuri tension


I'd say at least a season/cour a day to be proper binge watching, but I suppose any scenario where you devote all of your spare time to finishing one show could be considered binging.

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What video editing software does /qa/ use? I'm looking to perform simple editing like cropping, flipping, and speeding up videos and making image sequences. I use Sony Vegas and it's really bad, the exported video is always dimmer than it should be and the compression is awful compared to ffmpeg's.
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I had used some old version of Sony Vegas for a while and it performed what I needed in a simple way. The premade filters were nice.
I downloaded Davinci a year ago and keep telling myself to learn it, but really haven't. I guess I know the extreme basics of it, but haven't found the cool filters yet if they exist. I'm definitely up for switching, but I really don't know what's out there and if it would be better for what I need, which is simple edits and not all the crazy elaborate stuff


Adobe Premiere.


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i use shotcut because it's free and open source, works fine on linux (at least for my use cases which are admittedly simple) and has good hardware rendering options.



I use openshot video editor. Not much special to it but I should be able to do all the things you mentioned

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Sup dudes, I've been away for several months due to life things. Anything notable happen in the meantime? Also, my only entertainment during that time was VNs and tokusatsu, so if you could also let me know about the good 'nime that came out in the meantime that'd also be nice. So many shows that I was looking forward to like Suisei no Majo, Shadows House S2 and Bocchi the Rock, and I haven't watched a single one of them. ;_;
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Yeah, I think that's closer to my time, too. I think 100 is if you play on Easy and just mow through stuff and don't do any optional things.
Monochrome Mobius is pretty nice. I unfortunately got sidetracked by AI stuff (and I'm even cropping Utawarumono images now for it) and didn't finish it. The VN parts of it are truly excellent and pretty much exactly what you'd expect, although the battles can be a bit tedious. Fun boss battles, though.
Munechika is VERY cute in it. VERY. Yeah... I really gotta finish this image preparation so I can train while sleeping and play Mobius during the day.

Oh, yeah, and welcome back! I forgot to say that.


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I'd say Bocchi should be the one you check out first. Good characters, well done music side of things, and very cool animation. The unconventional animation reminds me alot of primetime shaft.
In terms of ones not already mentioned
Teppen: straightforward late night gag comedy anime, the large cast can seem overwhelming but its handled well and the jokes are funny.
Fuufu Ijou, Koibito Miman: straightforward horny romcom, but the artstyle works very well and the show overall looks great. The two main girls are cute and I thought Akari's gyaru gap moe was heart melting
Koukyuu no Karasu: Historical drama set in feudal China, I thought it wouldnt be all that good but I ended up enjoying it. It is mostly episodic and the episodes have a good balance of SOL and the episodes plot. There is an overarching plot regarding the lore behind the main character which I found mildly interesting. The girls in this one are really erokawaii, especially the main one.
Futoku no Guild: straightforward ecchi comedy, the whole show is pretty much excuses to get the characters in lewd situations, and id definitely does not skimp on them. Decent animation, cute character designs, good ecchi moments, and overall has a good sense of humor.
soredemo ayumu wa yosetekuru: straightforward romcom written by the man yamamoto, cute shogi midget


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You've gotta go wider


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Maybe I was tricked by Anonymous then


Theres no need, considering how much boober art there is of her, ditto with the k-on girls.
Though Mio is too cute to lewd

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How do imageboard archives get all the space to store 1000 versions of Tenshi eating a Corndog for 10 years?
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Success breeds stagnation. It's a tale as old as time.

I'm pretty sure desuarchive popped up late 2015 after archive.moe died. I believe they salvaged all the md5s along with the other text data, so images from before then are only working if that md5 got posted and scraped later on. Also, 4chan itself alters image hashes in some situations, which further complicates things.


I see I see. The hash thing is an interesting trick


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corndog eating Tenshi


I wonder how they deal with spammers changing hashes. Visually the image is exactly the same but the hash will be completely different.


I don't think any archives currently use this, but there are hashing techniques to detect visual similarity in images: https://jenssegers.com/perceptual-image-hashes
Slightly longer explanation: https://apiumhub.com/tech-blog-barcelona/introduction-perceptual-hashes-measuring-similarity/

Many programming languages have libraries for that these days, ie: https://pypi.org/project/ImageHash/

Imageboards could also use perceptual hashing for flood control: if more than n images whose hashes only differ by a few bits are posted within m minutes, new matches could be rejected and the poster's IP put on timeout.

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 No.68627[Reply][Last50 Posts]

><Anonymous> like say someone starts a thread about mecha it's gonna take two years to reach 200 posts

Let's prove him wrong.
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I'm just hoping the anime doesn't get canned on an unfinished note. S2 has had 3 weeks of delays so far because of issues at OLM, but even assuming they go through with all the planned episodes...they have a lot to wrap up in just 6 more eps.


I'm actually excited for this since both Gridman anime have been pretty good.


>207 Replies Omitted
Anonymous proved wrong, nice.


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I got your 'War in the Pocket' right here!


Lena is like the perfect woman I swear

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What happened to 4/qa/? I have only been browsing KC for two years or so
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True, /qa/ is just /qa/


i am quasi intellectual thank you very much


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/qa/ - /qa/si intellectuales!


/q/ was like a body born without a soul
but then it was reborn with the a and could finally breath, overflowing with life.

rather than simply stay beholden to the past I think kissu's strength is in transcending it and carrying over what matters for a future to look forward to.


Yeah, nostalgia is good now and then but I want to make new memories

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At what point in a show's lifetime do spoilers stop becoming a problem?
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kevin spacey kills euphemia


Once they've been seen in the stream should be the cutoff.


>I think a week is good enough
I agree with this. That gives people who are dedicated to the series as it's actively airing/ongoing enough time to watch it if they didn't get the chance to right away.


I think it more depends on what kind of thread the spoilers are in.
If somebody posts spoilers of Yuru Yuri in a Yuru Yuri thread then it would be assumed that everybody in that thread had watched it but if they post such spoilers in another thread there might be many people who have not seen it yet but plan to at some point but now you spoiled the secret plot twist at the end for them.


It's really a context thing. If the gathering is to discuss a new episode of something, obviously you don't need to worry about spoilers for that episode. Bringing up stuff that happens later in the manga is. If you're in an anime-focused community, you can probably assume everyone there is familiar with the big stuff and you can safely bring it up wherever. Telling someone outside of those communities that Saber is Japanese King Arthur would be a spoiler, though.

There has to be a balance between facilitating conversation and ruining the experience for others, but common sense really should be enough to find that balance.

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What the heck how did I just learn today that one of my favorite eromangas got an animated adaptation??!?!


I'm not expecting a lot since animated hentai is usually pretty low quality, but I'm still downloading it to watch.


holy crap I love this one, although I sincerely doubt any studio could do it justice


imagine linking to a site where I need an account to even see the info...


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Imagine not having an AniDB account...

Here's a myanimelist link I guess.

And here's the original manga.

I love Tiffany.


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Tiffany's great, but Chloe is so cute.....

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