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No. 36476
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Step 1: Post Random Pictures
Step 2: ?????
Step 3: Profit!
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okay
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I made a folder named Americans, and it was originally for >be american >get shot
tier shit, but it just turned into a random images folder, showcasing my abhorrent sense of humour.
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The last one is an indicator for one of my last kohl sessions. Is that meme/girl still a thing?
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>>36489
>found picture of your grandpa
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No. 36946
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I have so many random images I never get to post. I might do a dump later.
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>>36946
I cut myself off from all IB except EC so I don't often stumble across new pictures or certain type of pictures, so go ahead!

tho I have a folder from the beginning years of my lurking career on some external hard drive. The folder between the beginning years and EC is on a computer with broken mainbaord
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>>36950
I also have a bunch of very old ib pics on dying/dead drives. It's an odd sort of nostalgia - I believe the fourth of these images was one of Wojak's stock reaction images.
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Maybe disscus pics a bit more or something?
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No. 37020
>>36952
>Wot if yer bellend was a samsung
lol
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No. 37214
>>37199
The death of laserdisc is one of the great tragedies of entetainment tbh. It was actually a pretty ebin format that got screwed by manufacturing costs being higher than the refined VHS process.

I suspect that they'll see a comeback one day kind of like how vinyl is coming back into the mainstream in music.
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No. 37215
>>37214
They was kind of meh because
1.Analogue record
2.Eatly crappy manufacture process that caused discs to rot
3.high cost, unshure target audience and no real place on market
4.other 9000 reasons

To the time they may have apperance, digital to analogue decoders was already something avalible. But well, laser discs already have a lot of enthusiasts - espessialy anime collectors. LaserDisc was quite popular in japan so it is ifyen best way to find rare and old anime releases in high quality.
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No. 37216
>>37215
They have advantages in being quite analogue though because you have fine control over them compared to DVD formats, kind of like you do with VHS, with the (hypothetically with proper construction) longer lifespan and utility features of DVD, while also having the utility features of VHS (user control is total, unlike DVD where they can lock out certain actions at certain times).
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No. 37217
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>>37215
>>37214

Zip Disc y'all.

I never knew this format existed as a weird cross between Floppy Disc and early USB capacity (100/250/750mb).
When I had my analog gear phase 6-7 years or so ago I bought an Akai 3000XL sampler which was working with Zip Discs.
Any other failed storage media?
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No. 37218
>>37217
I remember those purple drives. Mum had one for her computer at home when I was young.

>Any other failed storage media?
Is MiniDisc still around? I don't think it is here, but they were always more popular overseas too.
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>>37216
It was not that it stored by analogue, but more it's storing stucture with frame per rotation, no? But what I interested in, what if make actual CD in size of laser disc? Would it hold more info, like enough to fill movie? If I remember correctly it's Playstation 1 who originally wanted proprietary disc format.

>>37217
It's just it requred proprietary reader and drivers. And was a bit late when CD as ROM started appear. If it was a bit earler, also every mnaufacturer can produce zip-discs drivers, it'd may become standart for some time. It was popular as it's tho, just in north america and where Iomega sold this stuff. Also on early ones there was issue with "click of death" so people was suspecious towards them.

I can remind you about other thing - when CD appeard, somebody remembered CD caddies? Early CD-ROM drives even requred them because was builded more cheaply and in style of floppy drives.
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No. 37244
>>37243
Yeah, I was meaning more that the controls were more analogue though, with less stuff built in to automatically do things, but digital enough to do those things easily anyway. The frame thing was also good because you could search for specific frames stupidly easy if you wanted to.

I dunno about CDs, whether surface area has anything to do with memory space. I do remember CD caddies though, again from my mum's office (I wasn't allowed on a computer when I was proper young).
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No. 37250
328 kB, 456 × 710
>Biggest capture
>Fatwa
Holy shit
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No. 37252
>>37250
>135kg

Is he 140cm? Because he looks more like 200kg+
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No. 37261
>>37256
I don't understand what is going on in that picture with the raccoons. Are they hanging off a lamp?
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>>37261
raccoons plunder feeder caught by trail camera
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No. 37265
>>37263
The difference is that whereas most of those Polish man stories didn't happen and are just bullshit from British tabloids, the Florida man stories actually happened. I still think the Bosnia man smearing shit on women was pretty funny though.
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No. 37266
>>37265
Never underestimate the Polish male
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No. 37267
>>37266
No I mean those stories literally never happened or were tabloidized. Like the polish man finds his wife in a brothel didn't happen. The cuts off own head one is apparently a misrepresentation of some Polish guys were drinking and got into a drunken pissing match until finally the one bet the other he wasnt manly enough to cut off his friend's head. The house explosion apparently did happen but funnily enough the airport one actually is real apparently and is even more amusing than the headline
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/jul/06/polish-lost-sao-paulo-airport
>Alone and unable to communicate with others – "I'm Poland," he reportedly told those who inquired about his wellbeing – Parzelski did his best to make himself comfortable.

>Concerned airport cleaners began caring for "the German", bringing him daily servings of water, yoghurt and cigarettes. Two empty bottles of vodka and an improvised toilet were located on airport property. Once clean-shaved, Parzelski's beard began to grow.
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No. 38120
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There is something strangely funny about this image that I can’t quite put my finger on.
It’s real, but it sounds like a surreal/okbuddyretard meme for some reason.
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No. 38191
564 kB, 1024 × 576
Can't say for sure if anime stylisations increase sales numbers.
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No. 38193
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>>38191
I'd not say it's really anime. More like modern cartoon style, which long ago mixed with anime but dropped a lot of it's features also.
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No. 38198
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>>38120
Pic related.

>>38191
>>38193
As long as the package gets a child's attention, it will probably increase sales. I remember seeing an old news story about how effective cartoons were in marketing products. As part of the story, they allowed a group of children to choose their own lunch, and presented them with two choices: actual food, or a rock with a Spongebob Squarepants sticker on it.
Kids chose the rock.
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No. 38206
>>38191
Well it has certainly not allayed my fears of lack of flakiness on the part of that package
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No. 38530
>>38505
Very smooth goose.
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No. 38539
>>38536
What's the yellow goo?
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No. 38540
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>>38539
Cheese...?
No idea, honestly.
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No. 38541 Kontra
No, it's actually mustard.
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No. 38542
>>38535
>3rd
I wait and hope for the day when retarded westerners stop calling Vladimirs Vlads. I wait and hope, but something tells me that this day will never come.
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No. 38544
>>38542
https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladim%C3%ADr
>Domácké podoby
>Vláďa, Vládík, Láďa, Ládík, Ládíček, Míra, Mirďa
So why worry? :DDD
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The question remains: Why do I have all this random shit saved on my hard drive and why do I find it funny?
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No. 38552
>>38544
Russians are not Czechs, you know.
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>>38591
What does this one say?
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No. 38606
>>38594
"99% of lifehacks: you can insert a mandarin into a garlic"
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No. 38639
>>38638
What is going on there? Is that art? I would appreciate an explanation.
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>>38639
>I would appreciate an explanation.

People making funny pictures and videos on the interwebs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0MPU_Khyp4
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No. 38686
>>38669
Tbh, with regards to the Japanese Instrument of Surrender.
  1. They deserved the disrespect of a botched copy to start with
  2. The Canadian representative was in fact half blind, so I think he gets a bit of a pass
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>>38686
To make up for that, I'll post some positive images of our neighbors to the North.
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No. 38692
>>38691
I have no idea how ice hockey works, but that picture makes me wish I did.
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No. 38693
4,1 MB, 3093 × 2480
I mean all said and done, Canadians gonna Canada, and I got to give respect for keeping it real where such respect is due.
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No. 38695
2,7 MB, 640 × 360, 0:26
>>38692
It's like football but with sticks and tiny plates instead of a ball and without having to make a break everytime two people touch eachother.

Pretty fun sport actually.
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No. 38891 Kontra
test
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No. 39425
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randoms from my "pretty pictures" carpet
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Wordless book reviews from the 1930's by cartoonist Milt Gross.
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No. 39741
1,4 MB, 244 × 244, 0:04
>>39693
If the Soviet Union had won the Cold War what do you think the outcome would be for S-P-A-C-E?
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No. 39746
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>>39741
There was as much interest in it, as on west, and it was because it was new technology and potential territory to control and weapons to create, so both sides of cold war did it only because "other side" doing it or might do it. It was not some sort of "natural interest" like propoganda often presented (well of cource scientists from both sides used it in their greater goals than politics but it's always like that)
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No. 39762
>>39631
I expect this is due to potential liabilities, remain open, get sued.
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No. 39966
>>39746
I don't know why but something has always struck me about the Russian mentality towards space being different. And well math and scientific inquiry in general. This could just be because I'm from an abnormally anti-intellectual society though that it just seems better in comparison. Like that one guy who figured out in his rural cabin by candlelight how the math would work for getting out of earth's gravity well and orbiting space or landing on the moon--in the 1800s. I forget his name rhymes with Oily or Oiler or something. I was just watching Chris Hadfield talking about stuff and he mentioned it. So I kind of just get the basic impression that space means something a bit different to the Russian especially Soviet mindset, even accounting for the propaganda and militarization. In the US I just feel like it's only been treated as either a new source of cheap thrills or possibly a way to make money eventually, rather than anything substantial or given the incredible amount of weight and depth it deserves. The fact NASA keeps getting defunded and no one here even gives a shit about space is a testament to this. Somehow I just feel like even dumb Russian bydlo could back it, whereas here in my admittedly very cynical view it basically just consists of the rare nerd, a few potheads who just want to look at pictures of nebulae, and a lot of dumbasses whose only interest in space is getting to see porn or having sex in zero G.
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No. 39997
106 kB, 1389 × 768
>>39966
While in college, a fellow student dismissed my suggestion of funding space exploration so we may one day terraform Mars generations later. Her reasoning was that "we have far too many problems on Earth" to invest in such a project, so the money would be better spent opening opportunities to the impoverished across the global village. No idea how these are mutually exclusive, but that dismissive attitude highlights the casual disregard regular people have for such endeavors.

Of course, it could also be because our society places a premium on becoming wealthy and social climbing, so something as assburger as developing space exploration would demand far too much from the average person. Not that I'm one to talk since I'm nigh dyscalculic, but it's troubling to observe. It could be because American society is anti-intellectual, but it could also be because common people like comfort, wealth and status; perhaps both.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/07/american-kids-would-much-rather-be-youtubers-than-astronauts/
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No. 40000 Kontra
>>39997
Of course, I'm not saying terraforming Mars is the only project to allocate funding towards within a space exploration budget. We could also spend that money towards deflecting asteroids and other potential hazards. The possibilities are potentially endless, but our civilization doesn't cultivate the minds for such aspirations.

Polite kontra.
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No. 40002
>>39997
Tbh, I'm inclined to agree with them. Handle your business and fix your communities. If it'll take generations anyway, might as well take a couple more and do away with some more immediate and pressing concerns like alleviating suffering in poorer areas on Earth which to me is a lot more noble a goal than jacking off about how you put a man on mars.
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No. 40004
>>40002
Dunno. Firstly, I really doubt that a community can be "fixed" permanently or at least for a prolonged period: when a problem has been solved, a new one will arise, when a need has been satisfied, a new one will appear, so you won't ever reach that "they all lived happily ever after" state. A community, just like a mechanism, needs to be maintained constantly. Secondly, I don't think that the resources that the countries actively engaged in space exploration allocate to their space programs would make a significant contribution to the improvement of the population's well-being in said countries, that is, to the aforementioned "maintenance". Thirdly, the technologies developed for space programs can afterwards be recycled for more down-to-earth (heh) purposes, including even consumer goods. Sure, this kind of research may not produce something useful for the society immediately (or at all), but arguing against it on this basis would also mean that the funds spent on other branches of science similar in that regard to space research should be reallocated to social needs. Doing so will just hinder the technological progress since all the sciences influence each other, and I strongly believe that although technological progress is not the only prerequisite for social progress, it's still a necessary one.

There is also something disturbing about the notion that we should sacrifice space for stuff, for me personally at least. If we actually "fix" all the perceived problems, what kind of society would we get? The proponents of such notions probably think that the humanity will enter some sort of Golden Age of Happiness, but I suspect that the society devoid of dreams (yeah, space is not the only dream, but I really doubt that that sort of pseudo-humanistic attitude will stop after killing only one dream) and completely obsessed with material wealth will just become fat, lazy and complacent consumerist swamp. And I know what I'm talking about because I'm a skinnyfat, lazy and complacent man myself. XDDDDD
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No. 40005
>>40004
Yeah sure, but the global society is not maintained at all, hence the money holes. Spend some unified effort in actually getting the world into a functional state and the maintenance costs will drop as the pits get shallower. I honestly think that this is about as much a pipe dream as all the memes about terraforming mars and crap. You don't got to give up the dream of one day going to space at all. It's more about making sure that your foundation is stable before you try and build the damn house.

If you want to be utilitarian about it, then think of it as an investment in science. A big portion of the world that is currently undereducated for the information age becomes far better educated and able to lend their own brightest minds to scientific endeavours in the future. You're getting more eggheads for all those pipe dreams when it comes time to do them.
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No. 40007
>>40005
I'm not against social programs per se, I just think that defunding research programs in favor of social programs is kinda pointless, especially since countries that have a space program worth a damn are either already well-off like USA, or have a huge population like China and India for which the redirected money would be just a drop in the sea. Although yes, it would be better if space agencies would tone down their advertisement of flashy projects like Mars colonization. But now that I think of it, those kinds of projects are probably designed to impress dumbass politicians to get more funds in the first place. It's harder to convince some senile senator with liberal arts education to give money for a bunch of satellites taking photos of some celestial body's surface for decades than for a FRIGGIN' SPACE COLONY.
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No. 40008 Kontra
>>40007
Oh, and I'm firmly against the space program in my own country. Lukashenko have already done and keeps doing lots of stupid shit, and we're not that rich to also launch rockets.
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No. 40010
>>40007
I think we're largely in agreement, just interpreting the assumed situation differently. I'm talking more about keeping funding as-is. Even with the funding that they've got, the various space agencies are doing plenty of work, some of which is quite massive in scope. I just think that going balls deep and dumping more money into space projects in particular is pointless, since lots of those examples like mars missions and such are prestige projects that could be accomplished with a rover with a lot less expense (and fanfare). Want people to gather specimens and come back? Send a rover and drop it with the return rocket. You now saved all that weight on food and lox and living space. Also as you say, there's more science than space science. Plus, funding 'science' isn't the way I'd frame it. I'd go with funding research instead because there's a lot of important non-STEM research happening too, despite what the imageboard memes about that region being nothing but made-up BS say.