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How much does the average sushi roll's computer cost?
How many of you own fancy GPUs/processors, and how many of you prefer simpler/cheaper hardware?
Does anyone own more than 2 or 3 computers? If so, why?
As always, keep it comfy~
Thanks for your input!
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My main machine cost about £600 back in 2011
It's had a couple of new drives and a new GPU since then, I put most of the cash into the motherboard and processor so it's aged fairly well.
The processor's an i5 2500k, easily one of the best investments I've made, 6 years on and still quicker than the average mid range processor. 3.7GHz stock, but does 4.5GHz just fine with a fanless air cooler.
It's single core performance is still up there with the best of them, which is useful for me as I use a lot of CAD and simulation software that doesn't really scale to multiple cores efficiently.
It's nice for the occasional big compilation too.
I don't play much vidya anymore, so the GPU isn't that useful to me, originally a GTX560, now a GTX970 bought from a housemate with more moARMney than sense when he upgraded to a GTX1080).

When I'm not at home I share the eternal comfiness of >>202 with a T400, though lately I've been tempted by the lightness and everlasting battery of a chromebook (Running Linux of course).
When I scrape some cash together later this year I'm going to have a go transplanting some modern low power silicon into an old T60 chassis.


desktop is about 400 USD rn, if i earn enough to upgrade it'll jump to abt 600. I also have a laptop that was like 300, for school. I really wish i could justify buying a newer hard drive or ssd, but theres no real benefit other than convenience and they cost too much for me :(


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My current desktop cost me ~$1000 when i purchased it, but that was in 2011. Now my motherboard is showing signs of death and I'll probably get a new CPU to go along with the replacement. I don't really play games anymore at all but for some reason I still feel the need to get top of the line stuff. Trying to keep myself from going overboard when the most I do is TF2 jump maps on weekends.

I also have a X200T, but never use the tablet function. It needs a new battery and I've been thinking about putting an SSD in it.


Some computers you just really mesh with. I still have my first PC around, had no social life then so it was my life kinda. Have fun memories with it too, when I first reinstalled the OS I didn't have the proper drivers for the integrated graphics, so when I played video all the colours were wrong. Watched through several seasons of House MD, with all the flesh tones being blue. Not a light blue either, really intense blue. Smurf MD. Was real weird having to get used to ordinary flesh tones again after I got the drivers installed.

It was already oldish when I got it second hand, but it worked just fine for me. So many hours of morrowind and UT99 on there, years of MSN.

Had to use it a while not so long ago since my new main PC broke and I had no budget to get replacement parts, were stuck with links and lynx for web browsing since modern internet took forever to load on a "real" browser even with scripts disabled. Then some time later I realised the RPi I had laying around actually had better specs than the full size PC without sounding like an airplane taking off. Think it had a Coppermine processor at 533Mhz, only computer I actually remember the CPU name of. Never cared about any other enough to commit in memory longer than needed to copy paste it.

I'm so disappointed that I threw out the CRT I used it with back in the day. I really miss that charming KA-CHUNK when you turned it on. Pavlovian response of getting comfortable in your chair, exploring the internet while it was still exciting. Greeting your long distance friends in the chat.

All those memories you got with that special piece of machinery, your wings that let you fly.


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$100 Thinkpad X200s, 1.86ghz. I don't like 16:9 screens. And after experiencing how handy and comfortable the nub is, I mourn on newer laptops. The only comfy (with nub and 8:5 screen) laptop newer than mine that I could find is X201.

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Product Name, or rather, *Software Merchandise* Object.
:: The FileSystem Desktop
A co-OS operating system that can live easiest on a usb disk image drive,
on a puppet provided OS bypassed freshpressed user interface logon.

With one folder for each OS type.
* WinDir
* MacAddressNumber
* TempleOS (you're welcome, gentle sparrow)

(encrypted system patter, host virus system vaccine provided for)

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I'm not really schizophrenic though, as a baseline. I'm a schizoid, samish name quite different workings.
I do get kinda schizophrenish like when I have manic episodes though. Happens when under too much emotional or conceptual stress. Usually get it all out on paper or file though. Got boatloads of paper and file from all past episodes. A fair share is jumbled because I couldn't focus long enough on one thing to describe in enough detail. Hard to know what will be obvious or not when you come down to earth again. Figured last time that I could try sharing a toy idea that can't really hurt anyone, on here for fun, since I've never shared before.

But on the why, I figure it's because when you're already that far out and cut off from normative thinking, you're literally thinking outside the box. You don't have to step out of it, it's the other way around. You have to step inside the box to shape it in such a way that you can actually use it. Which is why most productive cases can speak at least somewhat coherently. Though most often there is something that kinda tips you off, and if they're a case that never comes down, they usually can't really focus on one subject enough to actually explain how it works.

Like I only fly up there every once in a while, and then all the scrap thoughts come through with the usable parts. But then when I come down I function like most others on a surface level, though I have an interesting mental life. Haven't had the motivation to actually use it though, because the current way of things "work". Even though they're inefficient and primal.

Like how we've become so dependent on tools that we've forgotten how powerful a mind can be. How much a brain can store. How you don't actually need anything to prototype with if you build it inside of you, like Tesla did. Fantasy can be used for more than imagining boobs if you only realise that, and you learn to use it again. Because filling a brain with so much preformed fantasy breaks the machine that can create them, and much of my prior mental capabilites as a child are scrawny because of that. Spending so many days letting the machine corrode and rust, feeding the fear of boredom instead with so many movies and games. Music and books feed the imagination though, they inspire. You have to imagine the words yourself.

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Also, it's not really for attention like somebody said. Or that depends on how you say it. It's just that I don't have anyone I can speak to about this stuff. It gets very lonely sometimes, and during my last mania I had to get something out there. Like I have tried to bring up concepts with close friends without the mania clogging up the words, but they don't really grok.

So it gets lonely. And it would be nice with a coprocessor, a different view than your own. And that's kinda hard to find without attracting some kind of attention.

Like I could build a virtual cognitive assistant, like building a mind palace for mnemonics but instead shaping a function that helps me about, but that is still me. You wouldn't crave company and love any less because you had the genetic power to grow pussies instead of hands. It'd just be a way nicer hand to jerk off with, and we already have pocket pussies so it'd be quite inefficient to sacrifice a hand just for the sake of fucking yourself literally.


>hand pussies
Would the womb continue into your arm or would there be a womb-shaped bump at the back of your palm? This is very unsettling.


That's a great question actually. Then we get into real weird territory though, if the hand pussies are actually fertile, would it be super-incest? And can you actually inseminate eggs with the same DNA as your sperm?

As for the anatomy, I'd say it makes the most sense if it just that the womb is contained in the forearm, ovaries further up in the upper arm. It would put less stress to carry a child as well as long as you had support for the weight, because all of your organs aren't shifted around as per usual pregnancy.

(fun fact: A large ratio of the size of a pregnant belly is actually just from the constipation of having your intestines pushed around from their usual orientation. The nice things you get to know when a friend of yours gets pregnant.)


I concede the forearm placement.
Additionally, it should be specified that, for the ease of fucking, it should be placed so the normally upper part of the opening is closer to the fingers.
The womb needs to go slanted and be mostly above the back of the arm (the same side as the back of the hand).
This way, you won't have to bow down too much while doing the deed and it will allow you to stimulate the clit and testicles at the same time comfortably.

The only problem now is what to do with finger bones. I say remove middle and ring fingers entirely.

Now I am actually hoping that some bioengineer makes this possible.

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Battlestation thread!
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It’s not too good right now as I just got this PC. I’m getting a new monitor soon and then a new desk.


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Apparently I can't upload from my Ipod and I can't get photos off my Ipod to my PC now for some reason either, this is quite annoying.


That looks awesome sushi!


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The Mario thing lights up, but I keep forgetting to buy batteries for it when I'm out.

The only thing I still have from these pics is my mouse, and the Omnikey, but it's in storage atm.


Email those suckers to yourself sushi!

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Let's talk coding and software, sushis, because I don't do enough of it and I really should. Let's hear about projects you're working on, stuff your coding, learning. Trade secrets, info, tips, whatever. Programming isn't something that should be done alone in a corner.

I guess if we need a thread starter, I want to brush up on my coding skills. I want to find something to play around with, something not as mainstream as the stuff like Java and C, but will still be useful in a professional setting, something I can make usable stuff out of.
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>Let's hear about projects you're working on
I'm making a pseudonym generator in C. For now it takes a string of characters in input and randomize them, the difficult part would be to make the output readable, so I have to detect vowels etc…

Do you sushis think it's possible to live off your own code projects via patreon or something?


git link? since gitla.in is down.

try it


The homepage for the project is now: http://unraed.uk/prog/napalm.html

There's no code browsing though, just a link to clone the repo (this is a bit slow for some reason, be patient!). If you have any comments whatsoever, email me. I am always grateful for people testing it out.


I hope you don't mind, but I looked through your webpage and found your music. You should make more, it is very comfy.


You don't know how happy that makes me. Thank you for saying so, sushi. Unfortunately you cannot expect new music for a while because I work on it quite slowly, so maybe check back into unraed.uk in a year or so.

(Saging because off-topic, btw)

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I've been looking around recently for good programs to stream radio stations and music in the background outside of my browser. Looking for something lightweight and is still supported by developers. If you do, what are you using and what are some great features it has?
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Same here. And if you don't want the GUI you can use the command "mpv link/file –no-video".


While not super light weight (sat at 200~ MB of ram listening to a flac song) I use clementine. It's got lots of features and if you like your internet radio it's got loads of lists of them built in and obviously you can add your own. You can also have back ground sounds in it, rain, star trek ship noise, cats and hypno toad. Tbh there isn't much it doesn't make nice and convenient. I'd say it's well worth a look.


I use mpg123, just open a terminal with it on tty7 usually and let it play. Then you can also make a script-daemon that responds to keycombinations to play the next probably wanted track.

At least I did, only I lost the source code for it. But it was comfy as a blanket. Never had to think about choosing music again since the daemon did the job. Got very efficient since some songs were bound to work time tempo and set a mood for something like 'get things done feelin' efficiency.


Since it is only based on having a neural net live in a binary state matrice. With cog pushbuttons.
Too bad CogFS will get delayed.

Because you know you can call sbcl as –script


I don't listen to radio or podcasts, cmus is my choice. Dirt light, fast, comfortable after accustoming to the hotkeys. It just plays music.

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Hello everybody, I need a comfy place to talk about VNs. /vn/ on 4chan is filled with literal pedos who only talk about eroge, and I don't like Reddit's format enough to use r/visualnovels. So what have you all been reading lately? What are some great games that we've been missing out on?


i dont usually read vns(not because i dont like them, i dont have any motivation to), but i really liked dysfunctional systems and jupiters knot. idk if its cause im not used to the genre or whatever, but i dont care. the prequel to DS sucks though, im looking forward to the actual sequel


Jupiter's knot looks pretty neat, I'll check that one out.


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I haven't read a VN in years, but recently felt the urge to dive into one again. My last pick was Rewrite and I really enjoyed it, even though I'm not that much into urban fantasy.


i am not super into vns but i loved narcissu a lot. tried the sequel but i guess it just felt like the original self-contained story was perfect as-is so i didnt bother finishing it.

i dont know if they count but im a big fan of the hotel dusk games and zero escape series too.


I honestly preferred Side 2nd. It didn't make me cry like OG Narcissu did but was a better story overall. To each their own though.

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what are some cool looking websites you guys frequent? the only one i could think of was systemspace.link and thats down unfortunately :(

pic unrelated
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never understood this site
wtf is it


just music and cool pictures. you could say it's


don't know why no one has posted this yet


Always good for those cyberpunk needs, http://jinteki.industries/index.html

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Crypto thread? Personally I think crypto is the future. No more centralization, no more states fucking you in the ass.
I also don't want to become a wage slave so I hope to make it thanks to crypto. Life is too short to not do what you like.
What cryptocurrencies have you invested in sushinons? What are you bullish on?
It would be cool that we all make it.

Personally I am extremely bullish on Bitbay. I missed the Ethereum train but I think Bitbay will be the next moon mission in 2018. It is the sole working decentralized marketplace and trustless contracting platform while fixing many BTC flaws and planning to have a decentralized peg that brings price stability by preventing volatility, especially from whales shady manipulation. The price is still fucking low (23m market cap) so there is a lot of growth potential. For instance, to have a x2 ROIs with ETH, it would need 30 fucking billions of dollars, while with bitbay it would only need 23m. It is far more likely in the latter for this very reason.
Pics related why I am bullish on it. It has both mainstream and darknet potential.
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If you don't want to talk about crypto in a tech related board, you can just close this thread and go to another thread. Why are you making such a mess? Sushichan is comfy and you don't own the place. Neither do you own Arisuchan.


Let's try it again. Only comfy posts below this post.


Oops, I forgot to unlock it.


I wish I'd had bitcoins before the recent forks – I could have doubled my money, twice. Extra money for investing is hard to keep on hand.

The other currencies that interest me currently are Ethereum and Monero. Monero seems like it is starting to pick up use within the Darknet, and if this illicit popularity takes off then I think its value could balloon suddenly like Bitcoin did years ago.


Let me warm you too that Ethereum is a ticking bomb. It uses PoW like Bitcoin so it has the same problems than it (extremely slow tx processing, centralized by mining mafias and enormous waste of energy/ressources = is not viable). The worst of the worst is that it is fucking bloated to death.
Look: https://etherscan.io/chart/chaindatasizefull
Right now a full node is fucking 350gb and its growth rate keeps getting faster.
This will lead to two options: either it will crash at some point, or either it will get centralized. Also most of its token is vaporware that is not used.

Also Monero is PoW so it has the same problems of it too. Most importantly, privacy tech only interest a few. Normies do not care about it.

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Does anyone have any horror stories of what's happened to them personally while exploring the "Deep Web" or just any type of trouble they got themselves in?


Yeah. I liked this sort of stuff, I was collecting "do not open!" links, shock sites and so on. And once saw a gallery of GIFs called "Semantic Virii", sorted by country categories. Thumbnails looked like weird collages, a lot like Picasso paintings I scrolled a bit and closed the page.
Years later I was researching illegal CIA projects like MKULTRA and "semantic virus" caught my attention. Turns out there is a way to construct visual sequence that embeds some sort of command, think micro-hypnosis. It consists of three stages: attention grab, cultural crack and "ordnance" which is actual command. Attention grab is simple, utilising natural desires (food, sex, etc). Cultural crack is complicated and depends on country of origin. It utilises norms and common imagery of particular society. Ordnance is usually a "trigger-response" pair which embeds command. I was happy that I did not scroll down to my country - who know's what it actually do to you.


The most fucked up thing I saw was a gif of some cp about a man fucking a toddler.


lescarydeepweb is a meme. all you'll find is horse porn and abandon sites that look like they were made by middlschoolers


Humanity can be really uncomfy at times.

So… basically the same thing as the clearweb?

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What are the Comfiest apps you sushi rolls know of? iOS or android. Personally, I'm pretty fond of sudoku apps, a nice challenge but still relaxing.
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Daygram. It costs like a dollar, but it's a great diary app. I used it everyday for at least six months before deciding to move to a physical diary. I just today uninstalled it and exported the entries to a word document, actually.

Any diary app would do, I guess. Putting one on your homescreen is a great and easy way to start journaling. I find it to be a great way to release my thoughts since I'm quite introverted and don't say much to others.


There's an app to scroll sushi for Android? Could i use in Overchan?


Duolingo just added a Japanese course.


Just when I think im done with that app, they pull me back in.

I cast my vote for 868-HACK. Its a turn based roguelike with resource management. You fight viruses and attempt to score points. Its kind of obtuse, but once you get the hang of how things work, its really good. On iOS and steam.


Clickpocalypse II: no cost, no ads*, no IAPs, the best idle RPG out there.

* actually there are temporary bonuses available if you watch, what I assume, are ad videos. never used it myself though.

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