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>What is cyberpunk?

Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a future setting, noted for its focus on "high tech and low life". It features advanced science, such as information technology and cybernetics, coupled with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. - wikipedia

>What is /cyber/?

/cyber/ is a board on 8chan devoted to the Cyberpunk genre, setting, and ethos.

>I want to post "x". Is "x" cyberpunk?

Lurk for a bit and ask yourself if you think users here would like it.

>What are the specifications for banners and flags?

banners should be 300x100 png or gif. file limit must not exceed 750kb

flags must be 20x11 png. Flags should be clean and legible on a dark background.

>I want to contact the Oyabun!

I can be reached at monoelain @ tfwno.gf.

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I happened to envision the kind of future that we will have someday. So pay attention on what I'm about to tell you. There are few important points of what a real A.I should be.

1. Your A.I is more than just your love one. That said, your A.I is one most realiable companion you could ever have. Her intelligence could help you deal with tedious or intricate task without you tinkering the simplified way on how to do it. You could simply communicate to her in casual way to do things you like. She is one life saver whenever you're in need.

2. She is not really that smart as you think she is. That because she only do things whenver if there's a request input given to her espcially by you. That means, she cant do anything with her own free will.

3. Not only she could learn things, but she could also teach you to learn things that you don't know. She'll make sure that you will understand on whatever she thought you in a interactive way as long you ask her for help.

4. Great things can happen once she understand herself in more depth about the physical things that are used around her. This allows her to protect you and to take care of the machine intelligently.

So here comes the hard part of building your future A.I. Once the input data is stored, it needs to go into analytical process where all the mathematical procedures are involved to produce another set of code. These new set of code will be used to serve your request, but it can also be a question given from your A.I to you if the input data is insufficient. The length of this code depends on the analytical result that were made. The more complex request from the user, the more sophiticated the code will be. Just remember this anon, the future A.I is yours, best of luck and make it happen.

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Doesn't seem particularly active.

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>I think this is the difference between interesting people like you and uninteresting guy like me

Not really. I simply used to be something close to a robot, and now I'm rather forcefully far away from home, trying to get something done in life, and not in a particulary fun context, to be honest.

But enough blog posting.



Funny I have a bit of a routine everyday that I use as my "I have allotted x amount of time to shitposting when I first am waking up in the morning and I'm not yet prepared mentally to start programming" list of sites I check for about 3-5 minutes a piece. This is one of them. I always feel a bit surprised when it moves slowly, although I have no idea why that would surprise me. Everyone just up and left to the Lainchans I guess, those are pretty alive.


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this is it. comes down to board owners not laying out some rules about what it's about, cyberpunk means a lot more than it did not so long ago. Pick a direction and let those who want and share the belief follow.

for me, we are already living cyberpunk, in europe for sure, america was lagging behind but it caught up. cyberpunk isn't a non existent fashion or reminder of 90s 80s shitwave "hacking" movies or some fucking fantasy, we're here and now we're surviving and fucking with it. but some faggots have other ideas about cyberpunk


Whether people hate lainshitters or not, lainchan.org has improved tremendously in quality and content ever sense all the little SJWs left. I have found myself going there for reasons other than just to laugh lately.



Eh, we maybe got all the shitty parts of the cyberpunk, but I still want to have all it's schway parts too.

And 80s-90s, for the most part, were way more schway than contemporary age of iCloudopocalypse.

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What are some /cyber/ cities? I am going to be graduating university in a few months and then moving somewhere shortly thereafter. Ideally it will be a city with technology jobs, but your suggestions don't necessarily have to have that quality.

Current prospects:

Austin, TX

Seattle, WA

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You mean the walled city.

Kowloon is still a place.

I know what you mean though;

i only watched the documentary.



Shenzhen, China. Guangzhou is pretty cyberpunk too. Really any major Chinese city. Beautiful places if you like that gritty hi-tech, low-life kind of feel.



So I'm actually thinking about relocating to SEA and I'm having a hard time deciding what place seems best, any of you ever actually lived there? What is the job market like across most of these places?



stay out of Japan. Job market sucks.

Used to be good if you went to Korea to earn and other places to spend. Guy who cuts my hair recommends Vietnam, lots of Viet going to Japan, need languages.

>you speak nihongo, right senpai?



I was not even considering either of those. I was thinking HK, Singapore, Thailand, China, and any other near Thailand like Laos, Vietnam.

I have taken Chinese courses and I speak it well enough to get around ok, not big enough of a character vocabulary to read a normal chinese book though. Who in their right mind would want to learn Japanese or go to japan? I can't imagine.

Anyway, the issue I'm having with SEA is that places that are cheap all seem great living-wise, but there are no real jobs there other than dumb shit like English teacher. No startup or tech scene in Thailand for instance (the digital nomad scamster scene doesn't count).

Then on the other hand HK and Singapore seem really really out of my price range, but that is where all the jobs seem to be. But even in terms of programming/tech work almost all the companies there are big banking/finance stuff, and the jobs are really competitive. There don't seem to be very many generic software or much of a startup scene. Mainland china it seems to hard to be a resident+no internet+all the other issues, like lack of english speakers, whereas in HK/Singapore/Thai you can get around easily with just english.

IDK, just looking for some advice if any of you have ever lived there/worked there.

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Couriers are /cyber/. They move everything from corporate bullshit and government documents to illegal drugs. I'm not going to post people I know so please, lets see what you've got.

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You don't sound like you knew much about riding bike and you also don't sound like you were in a community where couriers were heavily utilized.

You should try again sometime.


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Interesting, thanks



Walkie-talkies are like retarded little brothers of portables. They have limited power, only few pre-selected channels and only work on "toy"-frequences.

So, ham-enthusiasts distinguish them into separate category, at least in my area.



So a trucker CB would be like a high power walkie talkie since theres no base station or relays involved?



Yep. except that legal cb's are limted in power.

Not that anyone runs legal power on cb.

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>Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL -0.30%▲ Google is issuing refunds to advertisers for ads bought through its platform that ran on sites with fake traffic, people familiar with the situation said, as the company develops a tool to give buyers more transparency about their purchases.

>In the past few weeks, Google has informed hundreds of marketers and ad agency partners about the issue with invalid traffic, known in the industry as “ad fraud.” The ads were bought using the company’s DoubleClick Bid Manager.

>Google’s refunds amount to only a fraction of the total ad spending served to invalid traffic, which has left some advertising executives unsatisfied, the people familiar with the situation said. Google has offered to repay its “platform fee,” which ad buyers said typically ranges from about 7% to 10% of the total ad buy.

Have you been doing your part in shitting on corp scum profits?

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Das right, you should only install things labelled as "trusted installer" that way I know theyre safe!



>what is FOSS



>Have you been doing your part in shitting on corp scum profits?

I shanked a dude in a suit like three weeks ago.


Seriously look up Project Loon




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> be me, 1998

> log onto sega.net

> chat with African quake 3 players

Where have the good old sense of internet community gone?

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zeronet, bitmessage (no scrap that it's full of shitposting), onion sites.



Basically /thread.

The only such (alive) community I ever came into contact with I can think of is Quake 1 community. These people don't have dramas or care for the "outside world". They just play and create. And it's fucking amazing.



You haven't found a community of people you enjoy talking to since Quake 1 came out?

See I think this is fucking delusional thinking. Why are you on the internet at all if you don't at least enjoy some of the communities here? Why are you posting here if you don't enjoy the community here?

People always say that the internet sucks but then they refuse to get off of it because they are so busy chatting in random online communities.

I enjoy this community and many others. I enjoy the community on Tox inparticular.

the idea of the wired and being a fan of cyberpunk is that you like living online. If you don't like online, what is the point?



I imagine that is because quake is from a time when the internet was smaller, and fell out of popularity (but maintained it's renown) before the internet became mainstream. Allowing it to keep a healthy but not overwhelming scale and a prevailing attitude of leaving IRL issues at the door.

I think that is what's changed from the first decade of the net. Once it started making brouzouf it got pushed on the masses, and the masses brought the real world in with them. I'm not sure if it is possible to create new communities with the same level of comfiness as quake and other old communities. The mindset of the average user is too different now, and you can't filter users too hard or it becomes and ingroup/outgroup thing and devolves into a hostile shitfest.


He never said he didn't enjoy other communities, just that quake 1 has maintained it's early-internet comfiness. It's possible to like the new internet but miss the old internet at the same time.


There's always some small community of like minded people somewhere.

You just randomly stumble in to those most of the time.

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Post solid terminal based *nix applications that follow the Unix philosophy of doing one thing and doing it well. I'll start

Minimodem: "can be used to transfer data between nearby computers using an audio cable (or just via sound waves), or between remote computers using radio, telephone, or another audio communications medium."


CW: Just like it sounds, it encodes and decodes morse code. It will output text (in the form of dots and dashes) or output sound through your audio device.

NetCat: "

In the simplest usage, 'nc host port' creates a TCP connection to the given

port on the given target host. Your standard input is then sent to the host,

and anything that comes back across the connection is sent to your standard



Units: "The 'units' program converts quantities expressed in various scales to their equivalents in other scales."


(Installed by default in most linux distrobutions, you probably already have it)

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> minimodem

You can decode/encode Emergency Alert System messages with it in the NOAA mode.

Paired with a radio transmitter, it could cause yuge panic (think of false nuclear war alert) and black helicopter chase after you.




Get back to your containment chan, newfag.


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bc << EOF
[email protected]

This script is just an inline calculator that can do floating point math.




>email protected

what a meme

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.


Imagine waking up one morning and seeing a giant rotating rod in the sky.

Truly, a sci-fi future we deserve.

Maybe we should put two giant balls at the one end to offset the center of mass and complete the picture.

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We all know we're high tech here… but how low life are you, cyberpunks? Share some of your best motherfuckery and tales of the best worst shit you've done.
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This, I feel like being a low-life is actually very post-political. It is doing actions because you feel like doing them not with some overriding logic necessarily.

Why did Satoshi Nakamoto make bitcoin? You know? Your actions are their own political statement. Politics itself is null, only aesthetics count.

Low-life is an aesthetic, not a perscription for how to actually make decisions. If that makes any sense.



I just connected to the wifi and used the passwords that were on the teachers' computers… Guess that makes me a top tier hacker too, yeah?



I smoked a joint right before I walked into class in high school. I was a month away from graduation. I had all my scholarships and free rides to universities and shit. Accidentally left the roach in my pocket, so I put it in the back pack in a little wannabe bully freshman. He ended up getting expelled for that. I got away thinking "marijuana does ruin your life." I haven't smoked since.



I used to play a game with friends called "Electro-Man" where every time we went to someone's house, party, apartment etc; we would take the batteries from whatever we could. TV Remotes, Xbox controllers etc.



>Steal Benzedrex to stim up

They're like $5 at Walmart

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i live about ~30 north of chicago. cyberculture is essentially non-existent

how find?

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Nah, I just always find these wannabes who think installing bouncy castle makes them a cipherpunk, and just knowing it exists makes you a cyberpunk.

Tired of meeting people like you.



This must be what the "you're not a REAL gamer, you're just a grrl gamer" mindset is like. This kills the /cyber/.



This is kind of the no true Scotsman issue. If there is no delineated metric for what is and is not a cool cyberpunk person, this conversation just becomes squabbling over who is coolest. And virtue signalling, no real point to that.

The person posting here: >>47779

Is honestly slightly right though (although he is probably just larping and is probably in reality a really boring person), people who are actually interesting cyberpunks don't have time for lamers. If you were doing something that was actually interesting people would reach out to you.

It is kind of like saying "I love football, but the only people who I ever find/meet up with are all dumbasses who just watch it on TV! I want to hang around people who are serious players, not amateur players and wannabes" In this hypothetical, why on earth would the professional football player want to be around you?


How do i remotely shut off someones wifi network



Throw a rock at his router.

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Old threads are dead so..

Thread for UMPCs like old eee's, Nokia900's and other devices.

I begin to shill for the Pyra. Costs estimated between 400 to 600€, but with the modular design a hardwareupdate of the SOC, RAM and storage can be made in under 100€ some time after the release. Schematics and case design files will be released with the device in ~Q1/Q2 2016.

More infos:


Which devices do you use? And why?

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>windows 10

>android 4.4.4


Too bad this took so long to see production. Now kids are making their own with 3D printers and Raspberry Pi.


I had an old Asus eeePC given to me with Windows XP installed. I feared the SSD would die, so I installed Lubuntu on an SD card and booted off the SD only. Pretty fast for what it was, shame the SD card was repurposed.



I think palmtops aren't being manufactured because there's no brouzouf in it. Anyone who wants one can get a chromebook, or just attach a keyboard to a phone.

If you want a real linux box, that you don't have to root, then you can build a pi-top to any form factor you like. Of course, there's no brouzouf to be made there, since the people who want one are capable of making one for cheaper than you could ever sell one.

Palmtops aren't dead, they're just not being made for you anymore. It's a perfect Cyberpunk project opportunity, though. Just scrape together $50 and build exactly what you want.



I was thinking of doing something with my RaspPi, I had a Mac System 8 emulator running on it before the novelty died. I kinda want a wrist mounted machine, but the Raspberry is limited with what little there is in terms of small screens that don't draw a lot of power. On the other hand, a lunchbox mounted computer would be pretty neat for simple internet browsing and other minor shenanigans.

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What are the most schway fonts and why is Liberation Mono one of them?
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THIS IS A NICE FONT. I necessarily call it "cyber" but it gave the typography lobe of my brain a small boner.



*I wouldn't


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Typography is a very underrated art. I think anyone who uses a computer as much as people here do owe it to themselves to learn a little about it. It is incredibly easy to make fonts and typefaces for use on your computer. It could add a little bit of personal pizazz to your cli.

Check pic related book out y'all, pic is 3rd edition but I think there is a 4th edition of it, but it is a very good beginners guide to typography.



Not bad. Is it monospace? I'm looking for a nice vector terminal font that has a bold variant and Noto doesn't work at all.



ayyy fixing this thread

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Am I the only one here who thinks Neuromancer was complete ass?

Gibson's writing style felt like an ADHD twelve year old on meth. My eyes nearly fucking popped out of my skull trying to follow him from one point to the next.

Why do you guys suck its dick so much?

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No one here claimed to have a 140 IQ, and everyone said they had trouble following it.

If a crackhead tells me about his day, and I don't find it interesting or engaging, that's a fair point.

That's not what people said. They said they're having trouble following it. All of them said that.

So how are you here trying to argue that they followed it just fine, but didn't like the narrative structure? They didn't say that. They said they had trouble following it.

I've never heard anyone who enjoyed the novel complain that they had trouble following it. I would suggest that people who have trouble following the novel naturally don't enjoy it as much as people capable of following it.

It's not exactly a stretch.



Pointing out a spelling error online should be called the 'autistic checkmate'.


I guess it's a case of first not necessary being the best situation.


Honestly it is kind of weird I was really expecting to like it a lot, I'm a huge fan of Neal Stephenson and I was expecting more stuff in that vein, but I came away not liking Gibsons writing at all. For what it is worth, I haven't really enjoyed any of Bruce Sterlings writing at all either. I just keep wishing that their stories/settings were written by a different author the whole time.

If anyone can recommend me some writing similar to Neal Stephenson I'd appreciate it.



>tfw to smart

t. you

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Every anarchist except primitivsts are accepted here.

Yo, here is anarcho-syndicalist AMA.

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If you think your government sucks, wait until it goes away and someone else steps in to fill the void.



I feel weird about the state, like if there was no state or entity to fight, I would honestly feel really empty and meaningless.



>In conventional warfare, fighting with guerrilla tactics, decentralized and highly reactive is a benefit, not a drawback

You have clearly never studied any sort of political science or modern warfare theory. Guerilla warfare is a means to an end and not an end unto itself. You may be able to harass larger armies and place strain on their resources but this will not and cannot win you wars on its own. At this point I'm sure you're going to say something like "But the Afghanis fought off the Soviets in the 80's!" Yeah, sure they did, with extensive funding, training, and materiel support from the West, and at that point the USSR was starting to collapse under its internal rot.



>Living only for the fight

That's autistic.



If your ideology is based on raw hatred for the state and you don't have anything else going on then your ideology is hollow.

Anarcho-communism is part of the problem. Your communism can't work. It hasn't ever worked. It won't ever work. Marx was a drunk and a debtor who blamed the system instead of blaming himself, just like every other leftist leech.

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