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Games like DDR are pretty cool. It's a shame arcades don't exist in anywhere near the numbers they used to. Not to mention going to one isn't particularly easy given the current global situation, of course.
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Never seen a cool arcade like they have in Japan over here in the states. Maybe it's because we don't really have that big of an arcade culture here, think bowling took off more.


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assuming you can find one near enough to you, round one is the absolute best way of getting a taste. I went to one during one of the few times I've been to an anime con and it was staggering how much cool stuff they have. fighting games and ryhthm games eeeeverywhere. they even had the table flipping game, as well as that game where you make actual hand signs over a sensor bar to cast spells, and a few other formerly japan-only oddities. they're technically a bowling alley as well, but the arcade portion dwarfs that massively.


>table flipping game
What's this?


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If I remember rightly, you basically play as an overworked salary man and you have to flip your table as hard as possible, causing as much mayhem as possible by having your desk knock into things as it goes flying.


Hah, a simulator to relieve stress so that it doesn't occur in a real work environment. How genious.


Apparently Games Workshop updated their fan-made content policy to a "zero tolerance policy", so the massively popular fan fiction series, If the Emperor had a Text-to-Speech Device, is now going on "indefinite hiatus" up to and beyond a change in policy until it becomes apparent that Games Workshop genuinely means that fan-made content is acceptable, and is not merely making an exception for a largely popular series.
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>their Patreon or demonetize their channel
I'm going to preface this by saying I have no idea what this TTS thing is. Anyway...
This is different territory than what I thought it was going to be. Once you're making money off someone else's IP it's whole new ballgame. This isn't some doujin thing about a guy at a booth making a couple hundred if he's lucky, this is a commercial enterprise.
I think it's a grey area in this example and not something like Nintendo going after some guy's SNES rom hack.


It should be stated that not all of that money goes directly to the creator. Lots of it goes to paying voice actors, and editors.

>I think it's a grey area in this example and not something like Nintendo going after some guy's SNES rom hack.

Honestly, I think a more apt comparison is the case of Macross v. Robotech. At it's core, the only things directly being taken from Games Workshop themselves are the characters; the MAJORITY of the references and story lines expounded upon are in regards to other fan-made novels and such. The only difference is that those novels are licensed, but that's sort of the thing... Games Workshop literally benefits from work that other people do, without lifting a finger, so an action like this completely spits in the face of fans of Warhammer in general.


> without lifting a finger
except creating/managing the IP.
Without that IP no one would give a crap about what any of these randoms are doing, much less throw money at them.

yes I'm being cynical, the world of IP is a haunted place.


I don't think it's just a case of being cynical. if you think about it, people are most likely finding that series because of searching specifically for warhammer related stuff and finding that as part of their search, not searching directly for that series itself. games workshop has access to money and professional marketing and all kinds of resources the average person doesn't have, so it only makes sense their "brand" would be more well known.

the smart thing for that guy to do now would be to start a new series with original characters, so he can piggyback off his past success while also branching off from using a copyright he has no control over. he has enough eyeballs on him already now to potentially go independent. I doubt he'd have as many viewers as he does doing warhammer stuff, but that's still better than being unable to make videos at all!


>Once you're making money off someone else's IP it's whole new ballgame. This isn't some doujin thing about a guy at a booth making a couple hundred if he's lucky, this is a commercial enterprise.
Every now and then I think about this post. All I want to say is this: you can't have it be one or the other. You either support fan creations or you don't. That's pretty much entirely their reasoning behind their own withdrawal from creating anything more. Suppose GW greenlights TTS to continue making stuff. That leaves smaller creators out to dry. Suppose GW greenlights small creators, but not big ones. Fundamentally, that's intentionally stifling any fan works from gathering any more than a small audience before dropping the cease and desist ban hammer. Either way, it's a shitty situation for creators.

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So since nobody wants to use Win11, what are some good OS's that /qa/ would recommend before there's no choice but to switch? I've always been thinking about installing linux but there's probably no better time than now, right?
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I tend to stick with the older version of windows until the newer one is like 3-5 years old. I don't think this will change for 11. So uhh... I can't help you




why would anyone care about OS?


It's a similar question as asking why anyone cares about their CPU or GPU. The OS controls how you interact with software. If the OS is bad(UI or the complicated stuff) then you will have a worse experience with your overpriced 3000 dollar GPU.


because it'll make you feel so powerful it'll blow your mind right in front of your face

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friendless, jobless, vaccinated, gay
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I used to be all four until I got a cleaning service job.


the new metroid actually looks pretty good and nintendo has put out really nice games lately might get it



Loos neat. How's that one switch emulator coming along? I ended up selling mine because I just never used it, and Nintendo bumping up their anti-piracy measures made me not want to hack mine compared to the 3DS.


From what I remember the switch emulator is doing pretty well and is able to mostly play smash online with some network issues. Although I don't know if it was just optimized for smash or not, but if not then it should be able to play the new metroid whenever it comes out.


the ultimate metroid game already exists, it's called AM2R


How do you like your Ojou-samas? Japanese? European? Or do you prefer the extraterrestrial kind?


Riding a banana preferably. Few people can understand this.


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Submissive to their maids preferably.


so rich they have no idea about what bills are and half-japanese on their father's side


god, that laugh is atrocious. nothing like the “oooOOOOOHOHOHOHO” a real ojou-sama would have. what a low-effort imitation.


Gotta be rich to laugh rich.

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Were you ever (are you) a fanboy that took part in flamewars over things? Like video game systems or computer brands and stuff. I think the origin of this thing were families that had to choose a system since parents would often only buy one of a generation's consoles. It kind of inspired a strong brand loyalty because a kid didn't want to accept that there were great things on other systems.
I never really did, but there was a period of time when my family just had a Genesis and I didn't really pay attention to any Nintendo stuff because I was focused on Sega Channel. Damn, that thing was so cool.
For computer stuff? Well, I can't say I've ever felt loyalty to anyone. EVGA has good customer support for Nvidia graphics cards so I try to get those if possible, but nothing else really matters.
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i'm a kissu fanboy and have defended its honor multiple times amongst the jaypeesphere


it was a good game


Oh, I completely forgot about that. I was never a big /a/ user for a few seasons and that was one of them. So... much... anger.

Nice! I'd do the same, but I don't post anywhere else


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puyo >> tetris

what do you have to say to that, friend?


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I’m a /qa/ vet that’s I’ve defended the board from the 2016 raiders. I defended it during the “frog-weeb mafia” war too but after that the shitposting got too intense. the board’s soul is long dead, forever lost to the /pol/ rejects that made /qa/ their home after 2016. they’re still spamming the board with schizophrenic bait to this day.

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What is the question to answer never given?




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…man, Pokémon got really weird after Gen 4

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People love spouting "soul" this and "soul", but all it really comes down to is nostalgia and not some great special ingredient that anime somehow lost. I bet for the majority of anime that are hailed today as flawed but "soulful" were to air today, people wouldn't look on them nearly as fondly as they do now because they're decades old. For example, DEEN's Higurashi is good for its OST, voices, and art that complements well the SoL moments. However, it definitely was lacking when it came to the more serious moments in the series, and being an adaptation of an extremely long VN (along with 2 chapters of it's counterpart) it had pacing issues at times and left out some important details in bits (like the Rena/Rika car scene in Tsumihoroboshi-hen). Although I will agree that Kai did a pretty good job since they allotted more time to those final arcs.
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>he doesn’t understand what soul is
consider this: soulless is “lazy and uninspired”. it’s true that people spam trending words to the point where they become buzzwords and eventually memes but soul is still very much real. when you see the product of someone who put their heart and soul into their work, unswayed by monetary success: you’ll know.


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¥he template greenposts


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Soul vs Soulless


What are you talking about?

The old UI is the definition of soulless. It's more or less the default vichan interface used on thousands of other imageboards. And said interface isn't exactly original itself. Vichan inherited from tinyboard, which was itself a clone of 4chan's yotusba software. The new UI, meanwhile, was built from the ground up for kissu. From where I stand, that seems a lot more soulful.


You fail to put yourself in the place of someone who would dare resort to rating things with buzzword terms.

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How do you deal with the light from the monitor? Do you keep the three metres of distance to the screen in a well-lit room like the anime tell you at the episodes' beginnings?
A factor that has to be considered: color schemes, font types. Apparently reading white text on a dark background isn't as beneficial as it may sound promising at first; you may want to assure that the monitor isn't the only light source in the room when you look at it for many hours per day but the light of the letters' edges flowing into its dark surrounding cause more trouble than reading black text on a white background like when reading a book(is what the sources say). After much hesitation I saw for myself that I had to reconsider my values so I got a serif font while staying at prefering the dark mode, for about every site and program. (And later I wanted to print some pages with my favorite font in bright letters on dark paper but soonly found out about the impossibility of this undertaking.)
I even lowered down the light settings of the monitor but soonly had to recognize that shows and photos and perhaps most of the flashing blisses of experiences, lose their initial stimulating power without enough light.
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I often keep the lights totally off and use my monitor to light up my room


I keep my monitor on as low of a setting as I can manage. I used my colorimeter while adjusting the color levels as well, so I could further reduce the brightness of my monitor while keeping the color accuracy. But, when playing darker games it can be rather difficult to see what's going on, so I'll usually switch to a different mode to see better. As far as preserving my vision is concerned, a major concern I have is glare. Having glare on a screen can apparently increase eye strain by a lot, which somewhat troublesome for me. I sit directly next to a window and have overhead lights that I have no realistic way of preventing glare from, because they're at such a sharp angle from me.

I think for really optimal viewing, it would be great to have OLED monitors, but for some reason they still don't exist... The closest thing you could probably do is maybe find a small 24 inch TV and use that, but the lowest I've seen in the US is 32 inch, so you'd probably have to import one from Korea or Japan where people don't mind smaller TVs. In the meantime I have a really nice CRT monitor from the tail-end of their existence, and it's really nice for watching stuff, but as a nearly 15 year old monitor, it is fairly finicky to use at time, and there is of course the concern that using a CRT monitor could speed up the rate of eye damage beyond typical aging.

>Do you keep the three metres of distance to the screen in a well-lit room like the anime tell you at the episodes' beginnings?

I'm pretty sure the the old saying "you shouldn't sit too close to the TV" is because of CRTs. Although having leaded glass greatly reduces the amount of x-ray emissions, there is still a non-negligible amount of exposure if you sit within a few feet of them. Simply sitting farther back greatly reduces the amount of x-rays you can be exposed to, so that's why it's suggested you sit farther back. Relatedly, if I'm remembering right, I believe larger CRTs required higher voltages to drive the display, and likewise higher brightnesses directly correlates with higher plate current and greater electron emissions, so in the case of really huge TVs from back in the day, it probably was true that for all intents and purposes you might have wanted to be seated 3 meters back. Of course, the amount of x-rays being emitted is still fairly low, but the cumulative exposure is the concern since people would regularly use TVs or computer monitors. I'Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


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I think my setup is pretty good since I have a window. There's probably no safe way to stare at a screen for 15 hours every day, though.
I tend to have monitors and handhelds at the lower brightness settings, often the lowest it will go since it will strain my eyes otherwise so I think that's a good thing I've been doing. I use a program called f.lux which lowers the amount of blue light, which also reduces eye strain and is supposed to be good for helping you sleep at proper human times, but I don't think it works on me. There's other programs out there, but I haven't gone searching since it seems like a pretty basic thing.


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This is what f.lux looks like. You schedule the color dimming. I really can't go back to having the bright screen at night.


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We had this thread before.
My room lamp is behind the monitor and the monitor is as bright as background which is well lit. This prevents glare and reduces contrast.

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How are these things supposed to work on kissu now
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or maybe the representation of existing data... this isn't something I've looked into very much.


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The thumbnailing GN uses produces this


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Finally, on 4taba it does this.

Both 4taba and Kissu(Likely Nen and Ota) use ImageMagick convert.
 (let ((port (open-pipe* OPEN_READ "convert" (string-append infile "[0]")
                          "-resize" (string-append max-dimensions "x" max-dimensions ">")

$config['convert_args'] = '-size %dx%d %s -thumbnail %dx%d -auto-orient +profile "*" %s';
(($error = shell_exec_error(($this->gm ? 'gm ' : '') . 'convert ' .
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Perhaps it's the -thumbnail %dx%d that causes it to no longer become an alternate image, but I'm not willing to test this much more


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what else is quite interesting is that if I resave it from >>77408 it loses the ability to have multiple images.

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While thinking on why I enjoy this anime so much I couldn't help but draw parallels to Ninomiya and Roku-gou. In Sentouin the premise was a high-ranking agent from an "evil" company trying to colonize another world. Yet for all the talk about evil and how bad the agents were, you never really got a feel for how he could be considered that bad in the first place, with how pure-hearted and selfless Reoku-gou seemed to be outside of pranking others. Ninomiya, on the other hand, doesn't come from a designated evil organization however he encapsulates "evil" much better than Roku-gou ever came close to doing. All of his ambitions lie in self-interest, he isn't hesitant to take advantage of others or abuse their courtesy, and he's willing to switch sides as it suits him. This is to say, Ninomiya is a complete asshole and most certainly not a good person even if his heroics at times can make him seem better. Roku-gou on the other hand was always doing something for others' sake instead of his own, would never allow harm to come to those he knew, and was always shouldering the blame for others, ready to sacrifice himself for the interests of the world around him. He was so good that I'd argue even Kazuma from the author's previous work was more of an asshole than Roku-gou was. Not to say being an asshole is something all characters should be, but given the premises one character type certainly shines brighter and garners more interest from the viewer.

In short: Meikyuu Black Company good, Sentouin Roku-gou bad.



I also felt that Roku-go seemed like he was trying to be more bad than he actually was.

As far as these two series go, what stuck out to me more was the 'sudden loli appearance' similarity in the plot. I mean, I understand keeping a winning formula, but at least try a little harder to introduce the character in a way that isn't "the loli was thought up before the plot so let's figure out the quickest way to throw her in the story" kind of thing. Dunno if I'm alone in that thinking or not...


Roku-go's personality is told to the audience and the viewer goes along.
Ninomiya's personality is defined by his action and the viewer has to understand him.
One's more of a comedy and the other is more commentary so it's somewhat expected that the audience will go along with Sentouin being less of a well developed story if the gags are funny.

I don't think Sentouin was trying to do anything more than generate some laughs while doing simple commentary on what good and evil are. Ninomya is the opposite where the laughs are secondary to the commentary.

While the two touch on similar themes the usage of the themes and the hook are different. I wouldn't really compare them against one another.


I guess that's fine, or would have been fine if Sentouin performed better as a comedy. As it was, there weren't many times I ever found myself laughing at Sentouin, so instead my mind wandered off more into thinking about the characters and setting. Which given that they weren't really planned to be thought about gave rise to my frustrations with the series.


yeah, the reason I don't like Sentouin was because it didn't do anything very well. More of a simple crowd pleaser.

The gags of 6 vs Ninomya is sex gags vs black comedy so I'm hesitant to compare comedy genre's against one another.
If I were to take Kazuma and compare him to 6 then it's more fair. His character design is built to look like a brat and his backstory is one that explains why he would behave in certain ways. 6 is like a kid in an adult's body for no reason.


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I have to admit, this anime does a really good job at keeping me on edge because I've got no idea what'll happen next. Expected that Ninomiya would have at least some potential for magical growth, but I guess he's screwed in that department.

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How does /qa/ quench their thirst and refuel their electrolytes?
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I prefer Powerthirst


Based on what?


based on Brawndo


nice, always wanted to drink meth


Did the humor get old or did I just get old? I wonder if the new generation laughs out loud to this.

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What would you do if you found a way to get rid of the need to sleep?
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I recall that one other important function is that the brain detoxifies itself during sleep.


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dunno. what's it like to be awake?


i would not sleep


I'd jerk off a whole lot


id hide it because I love to sleep and I love being awake when everyone else is asleep

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I stumbled upon someone's scraping of several public ftp servers into music playlists, so I downloaded it and now I can listen to high quality music just like opening a local file but being streamed.
But the ftp servers have much more stuffs to offer! Other then music, a large number of anime, movie, TV shows, game ROMs, and lots of other stuffs are on them.

Have you visited some cool file servers like that?


I remember seeing something like that with saved threads from ~2006-2008, thought it was neat how it was just laying around the internet like that and someone on #qa found it.

Although I don't think it's up anymore since what I think it was in my bookmarks doesn't lead anywhere anymore.


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Man, I haven't browsed an FTP in like 20 years. It was once the premiere way to get video game music and I still have those downloads on a drive and burnt CDs, although said drive needs a dongle thing fixed.
Creating an FTP was also the way vita piracy worked until some Chinese company figured out how to create an adapter for its propriety ($$$) memory card format.
I remember a couple years ago I thought that it'd be cool to have a /qa/ (now kissu) public FTP, but it'd probably be a real headache to manage.


The only FTP I ever perused was just the FreeBSD freshports repo. There was some neat stuff in there, but obviously nothing more than what you would expect from a software repository so not all that exciting I suppose

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Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver
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The Roman denarius was 3.9 grams at the time and silver is worth $1.06 Australian dollars now so that is $124.02 but the coins were slightly debased(about 98% silver at the time according to Wikipedia) however Roman currency was also worth more than solely it's metallic value but the degree to which that was true changes over time but usually from 1.6 to 2.85 times the metallic value(again from Wikipedia) so $194 to $356 AUD or 120 to 218 Euros.

But using direct comparisons is problematic for various reasons. For a better comparison, a Roman legionary would make 225 Denarii a year so you are looking at over a months pay for a Legionary.


Judas did nothing wrong


Depending on the way you look at it, Judas was just acting out god's will by selling out Jesus. Since how else would he have ended up on the cross.


I get that Jesus dying for our sins needed to happen to shoulder the sins of humanity but that says nothing for our sins after that
we need Jesus 2 to come around so we can kill him again


If I play as Judas will I get a million bucks?

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