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media screenshot/video thread for stuff you don't necessarily want to make a thread for
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i'm gonna post a different kind of meta


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Look! It's the guy on the 10,000 yen note Furankurin Benjyamin!


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Oh baby.


good shapely feet with correct fat distribution and cute stumpy toes



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Everyone knows about 3x3s and whatnot, but what about your particular AOTYs for every year? Have you ever given thought to that? Think it'd be interesting to see how much how this graph kissu can fill out, and what everyone picks.

I think even for myself I'd have some trouble for some of these years with how much good stuff is in them.

https://kissu.moe/test.html or https://files.catbox.moe/vhp590.html : Easy fill-in horizontal template
(Edit the background-image property of the body segment of this to whatever image you want as long as it's a variation on >>109261 and it should work.)
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Surprised there's not as many people picking Geass for '07


But it started in 2006.


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Well it ended in 2007 and that's year I associate with it in my mind...


The great Elle wall was toppled...


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>Ought to rewatch ergo proxy sometime...
Funny that I see this post right after considering streaming Ergo Proxy after thinking my memory of it was poor from how long it's been since seeing it. Guess it's probably a sign that I should go for it.

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Thanks to a link from a guy that lead to discussion and a link from another guy, we have links to software that makes cute voices!

I'm using the first link personally because it has Zundamon, which is the absolute cutest artificial voice. I'm making a thread here on /qa/ because the original thread is on /jp/ and /jp/ threads can fall off after a couple weeks and this is too cool to lose that quickly.
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insanely cute


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Zundamon sound board! https://aidn.jp/zundaroe/
(didn't feel like looking at pixiv so take a nonsensical AI image)


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nice site


Anyone tried using this for english? Just copy/pasting the text doesn't work too well, but converting it to katakana first works a lot better. Haven't found a way to do it locally, though.


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I tried, but it's an exercise in frustration. I think I did try the katakana thing, but it was still hard to do the pitches and such. I think I also tried general TTS tricks, which I can't quite remember. (I think it was like typing "hoo" instead of "who". I didn't fully understand the UI either, but I guess part of the whole "unable to understand Japanese" thing.
After seeing all the AI cover stuff I don't know if this has any chance to gain traction outside Japanese; it's just too much work.

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What do you think were the best underappreciated or obscure games of 2023?


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Ummm... uhhh.... huh. Did I play any game that released in 2023?


Same, I can think of tons of 2022 games I liked that were underappreciated in addition to the big stuff, like tunic, signalis, ctrl alt ego, serial cleaners, and neon white, but none for 2023.



Does Princess and Conquest count? Or was that 2022?


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Seems the only game I played last year that actually released 2023 was Showgunners. That was a little tactics game with a cyberpunk game show kinda setting, good game. Right now I'm playing Shadow Gambit which was also released last year. It's Shadow Tactics but with Pirates, and that's also good. Also Fuga 2 happened and I'm sure its good but I just gotta get around to playing it...

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Isn't it funny that two of the best anime airing this season, Frieren and Dungeon Meshi, are both intermixing serious plot and action with prime Slice of Life material? It's really a winning combo to have since you want the audience to be endeared to your characters, and there's no better genre for scenarios to do that than SoL.

On another note, I've learned to stop nitpicking and love the Frieren. Despite my hesitations towards calling it excellent from the onset, at some point within the past few weeks all those thoughts have disappeared and instead been replaced by anticipation to watch the latest episode when it comes out. I'll need to go back and rewatch it when the BDs come out to see whether my initial concerns were valid or it was just my unconscious contrarian flaring up.
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no they have lots of unkempt pubic hair


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Fae do not have disgusting things such as hair


be careful around the fae. you don't want to get lost in their forest.


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As time's gone on and more room has been allocated for the development of the cast in the present and the surrounding world I think that Frieren has really come into its own while not abandoning the roots of which it rose to fame on. The most recent episode being a good case of this in which it shows again its mastery of contextual flashbacks that showcase more the evolution of the world throughout Frieren's life. Setting up Fern to be a worthy successor to her master despite not being or even possessing the potential of being as long-lived as her, highlighting the power and motivation that comes from not having a moment to waste in one's limited lifespan compared to an eternity to dawdle about. Compared to when the series felt like it was rushing through event after event, I very much appreciate seeing a small step in their journey being expounded upon.


fae-unny picture

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So it has been SEVEN YEARS since the anniversary of /qa/ becoming 2D/Random and /qa/ itself is just one year short of turning a decade old. What are your fondest memories of /qa/ as that particular incarnation which led us here today? I posted the Doggy Temple thread on /jp/ which was what made me think about this in the first place: https://desuarchive.org/qa/thread/2019745/ I can see some of my posts there. I also liked the anon who called everyone faggots for not watching M.D. Geist, the Kemono Friends threads which provided a cool original spin on the /jp/ meme/catchphrase, Pocari sweat, etc. The board died in an ugly unceremonious way, but I will always treasure those moments.
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passing through threads? idk I wonder what that anon is doing now
I don't live on the internet or at least, not in their communities. I don't recognize namefags or care much about the history (drama) of the board. The only one who left an impression was Trevor because his posting style was recognizable and others kept posting about him. I didn't use 4ch much before discovering /qa/ and thought the meta discussion was interesting.
I don't have a background with /jp/ or /a/ (even though they are my main hobby, I avoid them) like many others here and I wasn't happy when this spinoff became the only alternative seeing the moderation back then. I guess that's why some left or never migrated. I also left for years but it's not like it matters or anyone notices, there can't be a real community on ibs unless some people namefag on other platforms and leave the main site users (anons) behind.


God I miss old-old /qa/, when it was a hell board and nobody really cared, mods didn't give a shit, it was just people getting into pissing matches about how much metatarded they were. Good times.
I miss the passing through threads, those were always fun.


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My fondest memories, huh?... I'm not sure, honestly. A lot of /qa/ was frankly kind of annoying. Annoying to maintain regex filters. Annoying to maintain image filters. Annoying seeing threads kept artificially alive past the point of discussion with Touhou spellcards making up more of the thread than the discussion itself...

Anyhow, I wouldn't call it my fondest memory, but what sticks out to me the most was the /qa/ freeze. It was genuinely kind of depressing seeing the board I had come to love be unceremoniously frozen. The board being unfrozen was pretty fun though.


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>I kind of wonder if we should stream it again sometime.
If we do, I think we should stream Saki as well. Dat /qa/ dream!!


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I liked the "self-moderation" that emerged from desperate users coming together. Particularly the earlier stages before irc seemed communication became more prevalent. It felt very fitting that a meta board gave rise to such an interesting interaction.
Early on there was a sort of "separation of powers" occuring. As some was just spam making threads while other(s) bumped threads and then the 4chan mods would come by and delete the spam threads. The ability for users to delete there own posts also gave rise to an interesting dynamic and some people would clean up there own posts, prevent the 4chan mods from needing to exist. This changed overtime as peoples became more coordinated and the 4chan mods seemed to get more fed up with it all. But for a while it was an interesting thing to see emerge out of the ether. Very fitting for the meta board and it got me seriously thinking about how the infrastructure/natural features of a board influence user posts and general board quality.

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What are the most effective baits you know of?
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I remember using hooks with a red "berry" on them being very good for fishing mackerel.


Have you seen King of the Hill episode titled "Jumpin Crack Bass"


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does /qa/ support their country?
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It depends on the era you grew up in. With the internet and globalization, nowadays it's more about what language and power bloc you come from


On the contrary, I started to identify more and more with my country the older I became. I'm fully aware of the situation, and I think it's a good thing not in spite of it.


I think that identifying more with your country as you get older is probably actually a common thing. Especially considering that voting is usually done by older individuals.


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I will when my country crops up into existence once I transcend humanity through augmentation to achieve a higher level of being and escape this weak flesh cage.


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Is there anything that one should consider when getting a shelf for figs and whatnot? Or will any shelf really just work.

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Have you seen the storytime generals on 4/a/? I ended up checking out the ShimSim one after the manga ended and it looks like a qualitatively new thing. A new historical epoch.
They're basically a chain of chapter dumps, sustained by a dedicated OP and a group of people interested in reading whatever manga manages to get traction, a notoriously rare thing to happen. At the end, the OP may announce what they're going to dump next, and the community will move on to that as well. They differ from regular ol' dumps in that they carry around in-jokes and all that as well as getting perpetually bumped and remade like a standard general. Right now there's even some friction between /tkmiz/ and the storytime's community, mainly over the former's liberal use of spoilers.

It's like, rather than a segregated topic growing a micro-community, it's a micro-community hopping from topic to topic. Turned the whole thing on its head.
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Anonymous' field observations on modern thread structure and distribution


I feel an intrinsic disgust at insular generals from my years of browsing several other boards, but in /vt/'s case the hostility to "catalogniggers" or tourists makes perfect sense to me. I don't think I've ever seen a board with more clearly divided cultures. The kinds of discussions in /#/ (numbers) or drama threads vs many of the smaller generals are incredibly different. And since the only form of interaction many of those generals' regulars have with the rest of the board is having to deal with random shitposters, I'm sure most of them would prefer not to be on /vt/ at all.


>I'm sure most of them would prefer not to be on /vt/ at all
The majority of general posters on any board would be happier having their discussions elsewhere. A site that isn't constantly deleting their threads and having board events shaking things up and forcing them to bump more rapidly would make things a lot easier on them. Even when the mods take their side, forcing all discussion of their topic into their thread and deleting anything that takes up board space unnecessarily, the inherent structure of an imageboard conflicts with what they're trying to do. This can again be compared to people who jump through hoops to write long blogposts on Twitter or creators who complain about demonetization on YouTube. They would be better off going somewhere that is built for their style of community, but they refuse to leave even when a better option is available because they want visibility at all costs.


Honestly for the /vt/ general users it sounds like an anonymous forum would work the best


Probably, though I don't see how you'd get habitual 4chan posters to migrate. Some people would stay no matter what, so you'd simply split an already small community.

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What do you do in this situation?
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They could have just imprisoned a bunch of other kids and caretakers with him. The kids would be just as ignorant of their imprisonment as he, while the caretakers would know better than to speak of things they shouldn't.
It breaks their human rights, but then, he is a world ending threat.

Alternatively, if they really trust that he can only kill by sight, weld the door shut for good and leave him alone in there. If they want to be humane, keep him company via robots and feed him via meals served conveyor belt sushi style.


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>They could have just imprisoned a bunch of other kids and caretakers with him
What if some of those kids grew scared or formed cliques exclusionary of him while they were growing up.


Good caretakers can stop that sort of thing from happening.


Considering they are researchers, I think the point is to research him and not just contain him. The researchers don't seem overly disdainful of him, more like how we would treat a lion, if we never saw a lion before. They want him to be in a "natural habitat" not just be contained.


bun bun

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Anyone else been messing around with the stable diffusion algorithm or anything in a similar vein?
It's a bit hard to make it do exactly what you want but if you're extremely descriptive in the prompt or just use a couple words it gives some pretty good results. It seems to struggle a lot with appendages but faces come out surprisingly well most of the time.

Aside from having a 3070 i just followed this guide I found on /g/ https://rentry.org/voldy to get things setup and it was pretty painless.
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This company is more powerful than most governments, by the way. What a world we live in


Even though they get regulated regularly and are consistently seen as incompetent on media...


They're not even like Samsung who owns half of South Korea and all the government


>give anons the power to make anything with AI
>they make chubby girls and futa



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The longer time goes on in a community you fear participating in, the bigger the newfag you'll be when you eventually post. The bonds that exist will grow stronger without you and those chances you had to forge friendships will be lost. Wary and judgement is cast upon the newfag when they first enter into a community. Their every contribution or post viewed with the extra critical eye people place on strangers to the group. Yet even still, the brazen newfag presses on without fear and eventually forms connections and becomes seen as more than a stranger.

I envy the newfag with the willpower to leave their mark.
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No, but it's temporarily out of service while they figure out some sort of hosting/domain thing. The IRC is back, but not working ideally because there's no account system.
The way people were talking it seems like we might have to set up every single torrent again, but also someone mentioned scripts exist for automating that so hopefully they get shared or I'm going to go insane


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>I envy the newfag with the willpower to leave their mark.
It's not about willpower. They're not considering that at all.


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¥-Global- [proton] We have received another update with official confirmation from registrar that domain suspension was not result of targeted legal action.
¥-Global- [proton] It is still unknown whether we will be able to recover control over our .tv domain and are awaiting further updates as registrar is working to resolve this issue.
¥-Global- [proton] Regardless of whether we will recover domain or not, a new domain will be used for tracker and image host. Current IRC domain (animefriends.moe) will be used purely for hosting IRC.
We're back.


The ifunny logo makes it perfect


yep, I couldn't bring myself to edit it out.

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I spent a really long time trying to get this working recently, so I figured I'd document what I did to get GPU passthrough working on my laptop. The steps I went through might be a bit different on other distros given that I am using Proxmox, but the broad strokes should apply. Bear in mind, this is with regards to using a Windows 11 virtual machine. Certain steps may be different or unnecessary for Linux-based virtual machines.

First, why might you want to do this? Well, the most obvious reason is that virtual machines are slooow. So, by passing through a GPU you can improve its speed considerably. Another possibility would be that you want to use the GPU for some task like GPU transcoding for Plex, or to simply use it as a render host, or you may want to use it for something like AI workloads that rely on the GPU. Alternatively, you may just want to use this to have a virtual machine that you can host Steam on or something like that (bear in mind, some games and applications will not run under virtual machines or run if you are using Remote Desktop).

0. Enable Virtualization-specific settings in the BIOS such as Intel VT-x and VT-d or AMD IOMMU and AMD-V, and disable Safe Boot (After installing your OS of choice if it requires UEFI)
1. Create a virtual machine
- BIOS should be OVMF (UEFI)
- Machine type should be q35
- SCSI Controller should be VirtIO SCSI or SCSI Single; others may work these are just what I have tested
- Display should be VirtIO-GPU (virtio); other display emulators will not work for Proxmox's built-in console VNC, or otherwise cause the VM to crash on launch.
- CPU may need to be of type host and hidden from the VM
2. Edit GRUB config line beginning with "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT"
- These settings worked for me: "quiet intel_iommu=on iommu=pt pcie_acs_override=downstream,multifunction nofb nomodeset"
- For AMD CPUs, change 'intel_iommu' to 'amd_iommu'
- Save the changes and then run 'update-grub'
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>Setting up GPU passthrough is -not- that complicated, especially with integrated + dedicated.
With a PC, sure. It's fairly simple. Most of the instructions are settings that need to be performed on the host hypervisor, not settings to apply to a virtual machine, to prevent it from loading any GPU drivers and taking control of the GPU. In Proxmox, it's really just a matter of selecting the PCIe device address of the GPU. Any additional headaches were due to this being on a laptop, which added additional complexity towards the end.

>I'll have a better read through later but I'm assuming all of that headache is from using libvirt instead of straight qemu.
I'm fairly certain Proxmox uses QEMU.


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Hard drives are painful as primary storage... I wish used SSDs were as cheap and as plentiful as used hard drives...


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I think it depends on what you mean by "primary storage". All my anime and game ROMs/ISOs (when not being played) are on HDD since it doesn't need "performance" and 99.9999% of the time it sits there doing nothing. I have AI models on SSD since they get loaded and unloaded and stuff and I read that can be bad for HDDs to move that much data around regularly. SSDs and NMVe prices seem a bit better lately, but I think they're expected them to stagnate or increase unfortunately.


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Well... I'm making a backup of a virtual machine's filesystem because the virtual machine was acting erratically and not starting properly. It's virtual drive is only 80GB, but because it's on a rather slow hard drive and filesystems are often filled with tons of tiny files, in the image there it slowed down to 7.4MB/s. If the remaining ~59% go at that speed, it'll take about 2 more hours from when that screenshot was taken. The task info stopped updating though and I noticed earlier a few messages saying "Bad block medium error"... I'm hoping some hard drive errors aren't the cause of all this... My server seems to suggest that the hard drive is alright though and not likely to fail.


sigh... I think the drive really did corrupt the VM... I tried copying the .raw file that stored the VM's filesystem manually, but it stalled after having only moved 26GB over ~8 hours. I hope I can recover some of the files at least, but it seems like after ~2 minutes the VM freezes up and gets itself into such an unresponsive state that the VM process cannot be killed, requiring a full restart of the host machine. It must be corrupted in a very peculiar way because it boots fine, but then after some time, nothing can be launched and any attempt to do so results in the process hanging with no ability to force quit via key macro... Probably the worst part of all is that I cannot even SSH into the VM, if I could, I could at least try to retrieve some of the files via SFTP.


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Sometimes I wonder what Kissu would be like if the voting system used on /ec/ and /megu/ was a sitewide thing that was active on every board.

In the standard imageboard format, it's hard to tell the difference between a post that has no replies because no one read it, and a post that has no replies because people found it generally agreeable and nobody had anything to add, and it can sometimes feel like you're shouting into the void.

This isn't a feature request. I'm not even sure if it's a good idea to begin with. I just think it's one of those things that's interesting to think about.
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...to praise Elle and acknowledge her as their superior before departing!


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First panel: Opening a video titled "ugly baby eaten by dog"
Second panel: Watching the video


this is what pitbull mamas enjoy doing in secret


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The video thumbnail:

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Gets aren't worth it but that doesn't mean repeating digits aren't still fun


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I'm not so sure.


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