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/cyber/ - Cyberpunk & Science Fiction

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“The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.”

File: 8436093a8e02e20⋯.jpg (65.99 KB, 524x480, 131:120, courier.jpg)

 No.47765

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.

 No.47767

>listen to /cyber/ advice

>get a courier job for a month

>drop my phone on the asphalt on first day, shattering the screen

>use paper maps

>use pen and paper for notes

>fill out paper forms

>carry bags of paper around the bedroom town whole day

>half of those bags are paper forms filled by other couriers

>get home too late and tired to even turn a PC on.

>my feet hurt

It was the most analog and non-cyber month of my life since I got my first computer.

Well, at least I was losing excess weight like crazy, needed whole new set of clothes by the end of it.


 No.47768

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More so in the early 90s when they could be taking home the equivalent of $2000 per week. Now it's poverty tier and done by Indians on scooters and lifestyle tourist hipsters.


 No.47769

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 No.47770

>>47768

>>47769

literally

cyber

af

Period.


 No.47771

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>>47770

I know, right? Have a few more


 No.47772

>>47768

>>47769

>>47771

The walkie talkie (just realized what a retarded name that is) really sells the "high tech, low life"


 No.47773

>>47772

>just realized what a retarded name that is

Well in the 2way radio biz they are called "portables". A radio in your car is called a "mobile". And a radio in the office is called a "control station" or "base station" depending on the system.

Those portables would have talked back to high powered "repeater" up on one of the tall buildings. The repeater would have taken the little signal from the portable and repeated it across the whole city.

In the pre-cellphone days this was a powerful setup.

The only problem with it back then there was no practical encryption. So in high competition industries people would start speaking in code. Tow truck drivers where notorious for sniping each others calls this way.

Bootlegging or "booting" also happened back then in big cities. Unauthorized people would use a businesses repeater after hours or take over abandoned repeaters to talk to each other around town.

All you needed to know was the input/output freq and PL code to access the repeater.


 No.47774

>>47767

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.


 No.47777

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>>47773

Interesting, thanks


 No.47791

>>47773

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.


 No.47793

>>47773

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


 No.47838

>>47793

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

Not that anyone runs legal power on cb.


 No.50497

This autists were cyberpunk before the subculture was even recognized and named.


 No.50498

>>47768

Was the 90' and 00' the most cyber era , wasn't it ?


 No.50500

>>50498

I think it was somewhere between the 80s and mid 2000s. After that, everything in the Internet became normie tier and people started giving away their info. The reality we live in its still very /cyber/ tough, just not the way the movies envisioned it.

This is actually a very interesting thread for me since I will become an authorized representative of a local cosmetic brand, so I will try to sell my stuff through the Internet and deliver it in a 3 to 4 km radius. I am already in a semi-athletic physique. Are there any tips you can give me?


 No.50501

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I just remembered that many fictional universes use couriers as a way to avoid data theft, such as Faith (Mirrors Edge), YT (Snow Crash) and Chevette Washington (Virtual Light, pic related). This is not our reality and bike couriers are decreasing since you don't need to move many documents around in the digital age and there are better cryptography technologies


 No.50502

>>50500

Amway is a scam, Anon, as well as any other MLM scheme.


 No.50507

>>50502

stop kvetching, jew.




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