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>Imagine a technology that can do 600-to-700 g-forces, that can fly at 13,000 miles an hour, that can evade radar and that can fly through air and water and possibly space. And oh, by the way, has no obvious signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces and yet still can defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravity. That’s precisely what we’re seeing.
Are the military people trolling us?
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>Can you play back the radar signal at a faster rate to make the radar think you're approaching at high speed?
I'm pretty sure radar works at the speed of light because radar is another form of EM radiation. So, you wouldn't "speed up" or "slow down" the radar waves, but you could do some sophisticated trigonometry assuming you knew the fixed location of a radar detection station and "move" a radar wave arbitrarily so that it's location can be anywhere, and thus move at any speed. Likewise, you could increase or decrease the gain to mimic a smaller or larger radar cross-section, I believe.

This sort of falls apart when you think about the fact that modern military aircraft use passive radar detection, and you can't necessarily know every single point where radar is being picked up at. So, maybe you could triangulate active radar detection sites and fool them, but you couldn't fool passive radar unless you used active radar to find them. But, using active radar literally means you're sending a ping out to everything within a certain radius, not only alerting yourself of others within your vicinity, but them of you as well.


By "speed up" I mean increase the frequency. Imitate the Doppler effect.

Multiple receivers is a problem; they should easily be able to deduce that the signal isn't coming from where it's trying to appear to come from, and probably even triangulate the real position. Best workaround I can think of so far is to make your signal just above the threshold of detectability. I imagine the signal strength they need in order to figure out the direction by comparing the phase at different receivers would be higher than what's needed to notice something exists, and the signal strength needed to do parallax would be even higher. In any case, you need to make your real radar cross section small enough so they don't pick up on real reflections.

It could very well be that they don't know if their tricks will work, and the whole point is to figure out if they do by what reaction they get.


>Can you play back the radar signal at a faster rate to make the radar think you're approaching at high speed?

yes this is how the earliest analog ECM worked, you signal back at the radar with more amplitude time it for fake distance. and then suddenly change/turn off your ECM and the radar will gate you out and loose track of you entirely

it appears as if you're getting closer and closer and then suddenly disappear


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>There's supposed to be a government report released "sometime next month".

The gist of the report is:
UAPs are real, but as their name suggests, it is not clear what they are, however they do appear to pose some risk to aviators; there are 11 reports of near misses with a UAP. Most incidents involved multiple sensors (radar, infrared, electro-optical, weapon seekers, and visual observation) identifying UAPs, however more information and further analysis is needed to draw further conclusions on the nature of UAPs; as such, more standardized reporting mechanisms have been put in place for the Navy and Air Force to report UAP incidents. There are five potential explanatory categories for UAPs: airborne clutter, natural atmospheric phenomena, USG or U.S. industry developmental programs, foreign adversary systems, and a catchall “other” bin. Of all of the reports received only one was identified with high confidence -- a deflating balloon -- the rest remain unexplained. UAP sightings tended to cluster around US training and testing grounds, but this may be a matter of collection bias in these regions due to there being a concentration of sensors operating in those areas. In 18 incidents, described in 21 reports, observers reported unusual UAP movement patterns or flight characteristics. Some UAP appeared to remain stationary in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver abruptly, or move at considerable speed, without discernable means of propulsion. In a small number of cases, military aircraft systems processed radio frequency (RF) energy associated with UAP sightings.

Over all, the largest conclusion that can be drawn is that while most UAPs remain unexplained to some degree, far more data and reports are necessary to be able to draw further conclusions on their nature and behavior.


Man, I completely forgot about how everyone cared about this for a week. It's pretty amazing how much the public consciousness quickly passes on to the next news cycle, even when the internet has so much to see.

Yeah, that's what I was expecting. It manages to say nothing except what people already knew. UFOs are still UFOs.

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1. Black Company
2. Tsuki ga Michibiku
3. Tensura
4. Genjitsu Shuji Yuusha

(Power gap)

10. Isekai Drugstore
11. Seirei Gensouki
12. Hamefura

(Didn't even bother watching)

999. 100-man blah blah blah
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It really is a veritable renaissance for fantasy stuff. No such luck for sci-fi or mecha, however...


Good thing we have like 2-3 decades worth of good anime for that genre...


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Black Company was easily my favorite isekai this season. Never stayed too long on one topic to get formulaic and unlike almost anything isekai I had no idea what twist they were going to pull next. It was a fun societal critique too with each episode making sure to touch on some shittyness of society Ninomiya needed to overcome. Not to mention just how fun and actually a character Ninomiya was, he wasn't some stand-in for the viewer, but an actual character with motivations, personality, and goals, the last episode solidifying the last point. Really hope there's more plain fun romps like this in the future.


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I really liked all the curve balls it through definitely kept you on your feet. Can't believe Ninomiya ended up getting Rim pregnant. I always really enjoyed the fact that the story isn't some epic adventure spanning 500 episodes but tells it's story in a timely manner then ends and while it sorta leaves room for a continuation, it seems pretty clear that is just there to show that the characters have a life outside of the story. It also has a deeper message/commentary on (mostly japanese i assume) corporate culture that isn't just ham-fisted critics nor is the commentary all the show has top offer. Overall a really refreshing, competent show and story.

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I used a website to generate a wordcloud of /qa/! It's catalog view and I'm not sure how it's grabbing the words. Is it OP only? I don't think so, but I'm not sure.
Anyway, I'll do the other boards tomorrow!
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I think the R 1, R 2, R 3... is coming from threads like the blog thread with multiple pages, but I'm not sure where the I is coming from. seems like the catalog but it says index not just "I" so I'm not sure why it isn't index 1, index 2, etc.


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It's the number of images and replies as showing in catalog. There was just far too many combinations for me to bother removing them all, alongside the common words




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Way, way, WAY too many words to go through the giant list to clean things up. Unfortunately website stuff like the post date shows up


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no banana

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I'm playing the best game of all: the imageboard game. I'm really good at it. I play 16 hours a day, everyday for the last 5 years nonestop. Yeah I think I'm winning. How about /qa/? Are you winning the imageboard game?
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Oh dear, it seems like you failed the chans'. Perhaps you should leave forever?


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I've been playing it less than I did during the 4chan novelty days, but I'm putting forth more effort. Is this the Dark Souls of imageboard posting?


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I'm gamer, I game. That's all there is to it. You can play imageboards all you want while I own at video games... a much more important facet of human society...


Once played imageboards so hard it carried into the next day.


I started it on autoplay(far longer than many others), then I got more involved and now I'm back to getting more into autoplay; passively trying to get into other games.

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When were you where Higurashi die?
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how do they get the rings in the thing. is it one of those magic tricks where magicians somehow meld two rings together?


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Watching the best thing since sliced bread.


cool mahou shojo anime


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it was on the news this mroing
a girl in zawa who kill her two shows
my pary is with the rika who lost her nipah
I am truly sory for your lots


carved it out of a single solid block of steel

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Does /qa/ have any games that they regularly come back to?

For me, it's probably VVVVVV. The platforming in it is really satisfying.
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I remember playing the second one a lot as a kid and never making much progress. I still remember loving the visuals and they've aged well. Looks like 3 is a higher definition version of it


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Dark Souls 1. I’ve beaten it so many times that I even got burnt-out from playing it for a while, but I couldn’t resist coming back. I know it’s flaws; how the later half of the game diminishes in quality but I still love it, flaws and all. I haven’t played it in about a year though. My PS+ sub ended and it’s not worth renewing. I wonder if people still play on the Switch lol

Honorable mentions to Demon’s Souls. The OG Demon’s Souls; not the soulless PS5 remake. It will always have a special place in my heart as my first love.


It was probably Pokemon; I played so many ROMhacks in school on my laptop. I used to play ALOT of Pokemon Showdown too and VGC and breed for competive 'mons or ones with rare movesets.

In fact I'm pretty sure I got into imageboards via Touhoumon; looking up information off Pooshlmer.

I need to play this; bought it and haven't even touched it still.

I never played this, but I did download the OST to it; love that older trance music. Did you by chance play Extreme G as well? An N64 futuristic racer game.


I have played Extreme G but not on original hardware because when I was on shota mode I remember playing an N64 game at my cousins place and being so angry at the controller design I never wanted to see one again.
Years later when I found out about emulation so that and Ocarina of Time were the first two games I've ever emulated and I really liked Extreme G and was surprised how smooth and fast it ran.


I've sunk over a thousand hours into Terraria and easily over two thousand hours into Minecraft. I don't even make megabuilds or anything, it's just really pleasant to spend time in your world organizing it to your wishes.

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Has /qa/ ever seen a shooting star before? All things considered they're supposed to be pretty common, but I've never seen one before. I can barely see any stars, only just the bright stars that make up major constellations because of all the light pollution from where I live.
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I like cities :(


That's good! I'm glad there's lots of people do, but it's just not for me


Even if the transport itself is more efficient you still have to transport far more of it than you otherwise would have because there are far more people. You have to mine far more of it, produce far more, etc as well. This applies to food as well, you are not really using less land because you are using the land in the countryside to feed the population(and importing food from other lands as well). Fitting more people in a given area is not actually a good thing in that regard. I would not even agree that it lowers the residential land used, not with the way things like this tend to work, it will change how they fit people into the land that will be used to house people not how much of that land will be used to house people. Cities are good for economies but little else.


I work an eight hour drive into the desert from the nearest real town and do night shift as well
seen a shooting star or two, feel sorry for you lads if you can't get away from the big smoke out to somewhere you can get a good look at the real night sky


The only reason Japan has such great nature outside of Tokyo is because it's mountainous, not good for farming or living for a realistic community. Same story for most of Japan's locale really. They would've razed their country like England, Ireland, or large parts of America if they had the reason to use that land.

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They may break my body, but they'll never break my /qa/ spirit!


My will breaks pretty easily generally speaking...

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Let's draw the safety cat! You can draw the original cat, or you can draw something else in that form! For examples you can look at https://www.pixiv.net/en/tags/%E7%8F%BE%E5%A0%B4%E7%8C%AB/artworks
Remember- you don't need to be good! Just draw something!
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cat of miracles



cute cat


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picasso cat


Very cute.

Unique. I like it.

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Can mental exhaustion lead to physical exhaustion? And if so how are you supposed to fix it.


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Probably? And that's the million dollar question


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Well, um, stress and anxiety, and a variety of other mental conditions can all lead to varying physical manifests ranging from fatigue, muscle twitching, rapid heart rate, increased perspiration, loss of appetite, etc. and they even cause deadly conditions like heart attack and stroke.

Fixing mental issues is always tricky and I think comes down to the individual in question, what they're motivated by, and whether their stressors are innate (mental conditions) or environmental (intra-personal issues). I think generally some solid advice would be to remain persistent, and -- when possible -- avoid your stressors, or overcome them through therapy or through sheer force of will. Medication is technically always an option too, but I'm suspicious of the health impacts long-term usage implies, particularly for drugs that alter brain chemistry, and in such cases I would always recommend therapy first unless the condition in question is severe and requires treatment such as manic disorders, schizophrenia, or severe depression.


also, haven't we talked about this before?


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Have we? I can't remember.


Either it's since fallen off the board, or I'm weakly clairvoyant, but I do think I remember making a post almost exactly like >>78362. There were some other things I mentioned then and didn't write the post exactly the same way. I could've sworn it was started with a different image from Neptunia too. I faintly recall it being on one of the seasonal boards, and/or it getting moved? I honestly can't remember all the details.

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Have you ever used one of these handle accessories for a handheld gaming system? I really need to get one because the 2DS XL utterly wrecks my hands and makes them sore for the entirety of the next 3 days. Getting older sucks, but also this square design they've kept since the original gameboy sucks, too.
What about computer stuff? Do you use any special keyboard or mouse to avoid hand or wrist cramping? I feel like this is stuff I should buy before I need it and that time will probably arrive in less than a decade.
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Yeah, it's made by a company called "OSTENT". You should easily find it just searching, "OSTENT Vita 1000 grip". They're really cheap off of Amazon. Like $7. I have about medium-large hands, and I personally find it a little small for me. I would imagine if you have smaller hands than me, it might work well for you, but you might also have trouble reaching the back touchpad. The build quality is decent and doesn't feel like it'd ever fall off, but it's nothing to write home about. Leaving it off of the vita, however, I do worry about it's build quality where it goes across the back on the top and bottom, because the plastic there is a bit thin and seems like it might break if you placed something heavy on it.


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That reminds of a thing I had for my DS Lite. I got it as a kid, presumably because my parents didn't trust me not to break the thing. I would imagine that 2DS thing serves the same purpose: it's to ensure that the 2DS becomes certifiably indestructible, even more so than Nintendium already is, and ergonomics is probably just an afterthought.


Ohh, I forgot there's two Vita models. I have the 1000, too. Nice.

You're right about that. It's a grip/protector thing, but I think the grip part was just marketing talk because it's not ergonomic at all. It probably adds significant weight, too, which makes it even worse.
(My forearms do get more buff if I play vita for weeks at a time as it is)


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What even is #qa and how is it related to kissu?
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I wouldn't put too much credence towards that the growth of
"modern internet generic 'shitposting' culture" being organic, a fair bit of should be growth from mod promoted posting. 4chan is a large site and looking with just desuarchive they still seem to actively be using /qa/ as a trash dump; thus having a constant influx of new posters to the board. Also considering the market demand for random boards is generally high it only makes sense that once the original ecosystem collapsed on /qa/ a new one formed to occupy the niche.


I mean, what did you think was going to happen when another culture took hold of /qa/? It's not as though the board sprang back to life in any meaningful way. It just merged with the zeitgeist, which isn't by any means slow.


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posting this here because I didn’t want to make a new thread

I just saw this on 4chan. /qa/ has a discord?


"We" never did, but since the userbase was replaced I wouldn't be surprised if there's one for their version of /qa/ today. Apart from the usual complaints people have with discord, it operates too much like an imageboard and was strongly opposed for the risk of community division.


good to know, thanks

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2 weeks left. What are you looking forward to? What are you interested in?
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You first


Songs like this were so common in the 00s for shonen anime




actually the same series i was thinking of when you said that


I think bleach too, but they were more hip hop than bluegrass rock

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Can't easily watch any recent anime as well as I can early 2000 and older. Is it time to stop resisting and accept Old = Good New = Bad?
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My main complaints are that too much modern anime relies on processed photographs for backgrounds, and the colors are getting more muted, and the faces less expressive.

But there's still exceptions like Iruma-kun that bring back the older style, so I think not all hope is lost.


How much of the old stuff have you watched? Like, let's say a random year of... 2003. How many shows have you experienced of it? Do you think it's the same as the exposure you've had to, say, 2019?


Think I agree with this most of the stuff I really like is filled with vibrant and bright colors and 2000s anime had a lot of that.


Ok, I've been wanting to say this for a while and here it is, although much shorter and less elaborate than I wish I could be:

Getting obsessive with old content kills the potential of the new; new things shouldn't have to be smothered so heavily by the weight and expectations of the past works, even if those past works set a "benchmark" or hurdle expected to be raised, so to speak.
It's incredibly unfair to the creative spirit of the present, and those working hard on it, seeking validation for their ideas and skills in creation. Like when people still pay for and listen to dead musicians instead of sampling the works put out by new people and supporting them on bandcamp or KoFi or whatever. It's just sad is what it is. Yes, I know the future looks grim sometimes but still I want to give the new generation a chance to show what they got.

I think we all get nostalgic and want a comfortable place to return to sometimes; that's normal, but goddamit I'm so tired of seeing things like Lucky Star or Miku derived content on Twitter for the several thousandth time by some small artists, rather than characters from newer series.
I wish I had more time to say more about it.


I think that good old series still getting love isn't that bad, it's not something we should discontinue just because the new exists, but yeah I think completely ignoring what's new and snubbing it for what's come out probably isn't that good a mindset either. However, it's still probably a good idea for people to go and experience the good old stuff too since like how old stories can make people jaded about new and derivative stuff, those new and derivative stories may actually end up spoiling the old for those who haven't experienced it before. This may or not be a good thing though depending on if the new is better than the old, but usually that isn't the case.

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It's been two long years but now Kobayashi and Kyoani are finally back with a bang bringing the prettiest episode of the season with also the best OP and ED of the season in tow.
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High-Power yuri action


sigh the last episode was so nice


dun dun... DUHHHHHHH
Sadly it's just a "shoot em up" and those aren't very appealing to me in general


A shmup anime tie-in? Don't think I've ever seen that before. I'll have to try it out.


Konosuba actually got a slow-paced shoot em up on the Vita.

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