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Post music with a pretty strong /cy/ Feel. Can be explicitly cyberpunk, doesn't have to be though. It can be loud, comfy, horrifying, anything. I'll start off with some classics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoZgZT4DGSY (yeah it's the most 4/mu/ thing to put out there, but it's good)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO9POWDjDX8 (probably won't be everyone's cup of tea, if you're aussie you'd probably appreciate this more than I do)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM6eZJRurFk (small CS-inspired game that was very strongly inspired by GitS. It also has a beautiful ass soundtrack that never plays in game)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSZDm5BPyaA (obligatory breakcore)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAP6m5aPsBA (obligatory "vaporwave")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtMne6RXg4E (obligatory yakui/maidcore pick)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dhk_e2DmhI (obligatory outrun pick)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHI8X4OXluQ (obligatory electropop pick)

Hope to see your recommendations soon.
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Don't forget this classic



coltrane - zeke didn't "invent dariacore", i did

Not talking about the rest of the site, but I can highly recommend the lainchan radio for /cy/ songs.

I don't think someone who marries a bigcorpo richborn techbillionaire can be seen as cyberpunk. Personal tastes aside, but I would never let a techbillionaires waifu inflitrate my playlist and call it cyberpunk.



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Hi I'm a big fan of the whole aesthetics of sorta cyber, sorta elektromagnetik stuff.. any of you folks interested in electronics like that?
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It is pretty wild thinking how things have become so streamlined and sterile.


I kinda liked when things were kinda funky to get it working, it gave that acomplishment that you did something right.

The early 2010s android ui was so bad but so good in retrospect


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Bring these back



Consumer electronics of the 2000s were so much more interesting than the expensive shapes we have now that encourage people to seek any "convenience" at all cost


Bring back fmv players

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Talk about old computers or other tech you've given a new home. An old enterprise PC turn production/gaming rig, an old laptop resurrected with Linux, etc. What orphaned computer do you take care of /cy/?
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Rocking a Thinkpad X201 Tablet with the 1GHz i5-M520UM. Have Q4OS with Trinity Desktop installed on it and it works well enough for fucking around on the internet, writing, music, etc.

Got a Windows XP/Vista box with a Core 2 E8600 and a HD 7850 setup to play older games on that I use frequently.

If it works and I have a use for it I try to keep something from ending up as ewaste.


I have an old laptop somewhere that a family member gave me because it broke. I think it has something to do with the power supply. Once I get it working again I think I use it to run some ToR relays. And when I graduate I'm going to use my old school pc as either a ToR browsing machine or more Tor Relays.


I salvaged an old tower from a horder's house on the way to the trash. Had an Intel i5 650 and nvidia 240?? by far the best PC I had at the time. Replaced the case, gave it a disc drive, got new ram and a SSD for it.

Another recover was few mini netbooks before, with intel atom's used one as my main driver for 2 years, got it a new battery, Ram and a SSD. the other one had a cracked screen I used with an external monitor, then later used it as a home server.

I mostly salvaged phones, Iphone4se, old nokia bicks, motos. Most needed a screen replacement, others new batteries, and at least two I needed to replace the charging port.

I sill have a recovered laptop from 2010 that I used up until a few months ago, I messed up permissions and removed sudo . It's in my to fix pile because I need to get files off the drive, and it can't boot anymore.


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Very nice.


Recently turned a HP t620 Thin Client into a dedicated media center running LibreELEC.


I have been very happy with the results, really do not care about 4K so it works for my needs. If I needed something that could do 4K I could of gone with the t630.

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What is the worst thing ever happened on your PC?
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Do you mean Windows? Did you have to pay extra for it?


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I has MSI laptop. Fear intensifies….


nah some useless audio driver junk that cant be uninstalled as well as some security trial that pushes pop ups all the time thats annoying af


I had of ot those cheap big pc cases and was missionaring this fat bitch on top of it and it broke the motherboard snapped and the cooling went everywhere


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This is why fucking fat chicks is wrong. Something always pays the price.

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Anyone else ever worry that these gizmos and gadgets are just a fancy lightshow that keeps us occupied/docile while those up top steer history?

Not that they are engineered with this purpose, but they certainly seem to me to serve this role in society.
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I definitely see what you mean, and I agree that the time spent using technology to distract oneself is fundamentally wasted. However, not all people who start things late have wasted their early years, and could've just as easily spent that time developing other, complimentary skills or their understanding of themselves.

I think I only say this because it is just as easy to see the inverse of what you're pointing out: people who spent all their early developmental years hyper-focused on some project or external goal, only to find themselves at thirty realizing they have no real developed self or outlook. Or worse, realizing that if they had spent any time coming to know themselves they would've realized they don't value that skill/project at all.

And as more of a side note, there are notable examples of people starting late who bring this fuller understanding of themselves and values to bear to their projects. My personal favourite is Kandinsky, who did not even begin creating art until the age of 30.


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>Bread and Circuits
should be the title of a SF novel.

What spooks me about entertainment technology is how atomised it is. People used to sit in packed cinemas to watch films, families used to gather around the "wireless" (radio) and, later, the TV, to listen and watch. Friends used to meet up at the arcade and take turns on the games. Of course, all of these things still happen, but many more people own personal devices now and can cut themselves off entirely from other people, immerse themselves totally in individual entertainment. Consequently, we spend less time in public space (or perhaps "intersubjective" space if we consider a family watching TV together) and spend more time alone.

My parents remember a time when nearly everyone they knew would watch the same primetime TV at the same hour, and the next day everyone would talk about that particular episode. That's definitely gone, with streaming and personalised recommendations and the decline of conventional TV.

I don't know if this is a bad thing or not. At the end of the day, it's just entertainment.


I just want to be happy in my hobbies and be able to slowly increase my quality of life after wasting the last 15 years of my life since high school.


People who spent all their early developmental years hyper-focused on some project are usually forced on by their parents or are just as lost, i agree but that doesn't mean anything other than they also wasted their time, it does not magically bring yours back. you cannot invert the flow of time and the aging of a body and brain. At least not yet.
Kandinsky Graduated from Grekov Odessa Art School He wasn't some farmer that scraped dung all his life and became an amazing painter. Not saying that you shouldn't be allowed to, just that people should be realistic about their situation lest the midlife crisis turns into a mid life depression. Its better to prevent than to remedy, though.

And to tie it all back together, the reason people waste most of their time in this era its 90% because of technology and its easy dopamine, however what comes easy also goes easy. And easy dope always need to be refiled, its a vicious cycle. Things are only enjoyable in so far the satisfy some core need, whether directly or indirectly, I think it's gradual narrowing of their world through social isolation, eventually the only options become which braindead pieces of media to consume and all their other needs are forgotten. Otherwise what do they have?


Then be happy in your hobbies, just make sure that your expectations within it are realistic. Go out make friends blah blah blah generic advice. Turn off the computer.

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How often does a computer needs to be cleaned?
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I use bleachbit almost daily and I clean my computer 1-2 times a month by vacuuming the dust filters and I clean the dust from top of my PC case, too. I use DBAN for nuking old HDDs.

> dust filters
This!! After having a case with dust filters, you aren't going to buy a case without them!


Take the Silverstone Mammothpill


I have never ever cleaned my computer ever


What if there's a dead rat inside?


i eat it

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I want to get a schway bike for cruising and freedommaxxing, so I will probably buy something from before year 2k, so I wouldnt have to bother with digital repair systems.
Unfortunately I just can't decide what kind of style I want to drive with. I think all of them are fun as fuck and while I guess that cruisin through the city on a nice cruiser or chopper styled bike, I also think that a more sporty alternative would feel schway.
Obviously 1 is the most /cyber/ because it's a customization of 5 but I haven't got any mechanical experience yet.

What would you recommend from a /cyber/ perspective and why?

Also talk about schway /cyber/ vehicles in general, may it be concepts, upcoming, existing or custom vehicles.


99 beige corolla with some dents in it and a 380 on the glove box




Black 99-04 alero

Old Pontiacs with the tips

97 volvo high end model


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some 80s sportsbike

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Cyberpunk comics that dont suck, post your favorites below
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Ghost Rider 2099. The run from the 1990s. The guy who ceated it was really into cyberpunk and there's tons of references to hacking and other cyberpunk stuff. Later on he got switched out with another writer and apparently the series went downhill. There seems to have been a recent reboot but I've not checked out all of it or kept up with it so I don't know where it's at.


where can i read tomorrow knights?

Sounds like its a bit rare.


This was some pretty good stuff.




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Good fiction pertaining to the internet or an internet is really hard to come by. When it does come by though, it hits with force.
I've been running Lancer for over a year now and I've always appreciated the inclusion of HORUS as one of the setting's major figures. One of the best pieces of fiction I've read pertaining to not just the internet, but the nuances of internet culture and how it affects the physical world.
What are some other examples of really good internet-related cyberpunk writing?
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>That's cyberpunk as FUCK.
I agree!



"It deals with the ramifications of a powerful, superintelligent supercomputer that discovers god-like powers to alter reality while studying a quirk of quantum physics discovered during the prototyping of its own specialised processors, ultimately heralding a technological singularity."
"The story of the novella explores the nature of human desire and the uses and abuses of technology in the satisfaction of desire. The story begins after "the Change", in a dream-like post-scarcity society, approximately six hundred years in the future, in which humans have godlike control over their environments, made possible by the supercomputer called Prime Intellect. Prime Intellect operates under Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics, which, according to its own interpretation, allow temporary voluntary harm and discomfort. PI has made humanity immortal and satisfies nearly every whim. "

Its pretty short and has some pretty messed stuff on it, but highly recommend it even though i do not agree 100% with its luddite message.


this one its good so far


I remember reading this as a kid, even then the ending felt like a pretty weak cop-out.


The ending its pretty weird and the weakest part of it, it also does not address the fact that people would just do it all over again with enough time.

Every thing before that though its a-tier cyberpunk.

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With the direction humanity is going its pretty easy to get the cyberpunk asthethic, but what would be some polar opposite examples in society?(urban, not some random village in africa or something like solarpunk).
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Do you mean sleepytime dreams or visions of the future.


*or yearning ideals



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Solarpunk is a subset of cyberpunk. The original cyberpunk works were optimistic and naturalistic (as in not dystopian or utopian but as the world currently is).

I think anti-cyberpunk would be anything where high technology is only in the hands of a select few. A lot of post-apocalyptic stories are basically anti-cyberpunk. Also anything really set in the real world before the mid-80s since I think it's the late 80s was when technology started to become more prevalent. In the 90s, you started seeing computers getting tossed out. People would create rigs from scavenged equipment. Nowadays, you can find homeless people on urban streets selling antique smartphones on top of towels spread out by the asphalt streets. So since the modern world has gone cyberpunk, anti-cyberpunk will be the past or a future post-cataclysm.

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