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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

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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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Cory Doctorow, the digital rights activist, writes sci-fi which describes networks better than physical landscapes.

He wrote one called Walkaway, which I got from my local library. It's defo cyberpunk - society is run by the sick, ultra-privileged "zotta-rich", but an increasing number of people have walked away from mainstream society and built self-sustaining communes using technology. These "walkaways" make food and drink from synthetic chemical ingredients, print out clothes with a futuristic 3D printer and build amenities using materials scavenged with the help of drones. Walkaways have their own layer of the internet where they make everything open-source: clothing designs, architectural blueprints, IoT firmware. The movement is seen as a threat by the elites and there are constant cyber- and physical assaults against walkaway outposts.

The book's good because it really makes you think that walking away will be possible in the real world, given some improvements in techniques such as 3D printing. It'd be schway af to live in a commune where the ideal is that software runs everything and your main job is to fix bugs in the software when it goes wrong. Otherwise you can just chill and drink synthetic ersatz coffee.

One thing you should know is that Doctorow inserts sex and sexual tension in nearly every scene in the book. No one is ever reluctant to fuck, ever. All characters are permanently horny for every other character. Towards the end of the book, dragging myself through yet another sex scene felt like a chore. I'm not being puritan - there really was too much. But overall it's a thought-provoking book and I'd recommend.


Sounds like a good read! I'll definitely be adding this to my current reading list

>Walkaways have their own layer of the internet

I wonder how that works, I'm completely clueless about internet architecture outside the most basic of basics. It's on the same net as the zotta-rich but in a separate layer?

>Doctorow inserts sex and sexual tension in nearly every scene in the book.

After having every Murakami novel thrown in my face since birth (I've read a lot of them), this might just be next big "the-author-is-too-horny" challenge.


>It's on the same net as the zotta-rich but in a separate layer?
My impression was that the walkaway net is like the .onion address of Tor. You can't access .onion sites from a regular browser because the browser doesn't understand a protocol which translates that address into a host to contact. Thus you need the Tor Browser to access the onion sites. I assumed that the walkaway net was like that - using a separate naming system to the normal internet but something that anyone could access using the right software. However, I didn't pay attention to all the details so maybe there's a different explanation in the book.

>After having every Murakami novel thrown in my face since birth (I've read a lot of them)

I've never read any Murakami. What's a good one to start with?


>like the .onion address of Tor.
That would make the most sense for a punknet, but doesn't sound like a different layer, just a completely separate web. Sounds interesting either way though!

>What's a good one to start with?

I think Sputnik Sweetheart is a good introduction to Murakami's basics, it's also a pretty entertaining read. I should note that nobody reads Murakami for the story, or very few people do. Murakami is way more style over substance, but the style is fun enough that it makes for an enjoyable read.


A while ago I started reading The Cryptonomicon. It's interesting enough to tempt me to read more instead of doing (probably) more responsible things. It's also clear the author has a good understanding of computer and cryptological concepts and makes them present in the novel. It's also a source of some great quotes:

"So, you're the UNIX guru." At the time, Randy was still stupid enough to be flattered by this attention, when he should have recognized them as bone-chilling words. Three years later, he left the Astronomy Department without a degree, and with nothing to show for his labors except six hundred dollars in his bank account and a staggeringly comprehensive knowledge of UNIX.

Randy was forever telling people, without rancor, that they were full of shit. That was the only way to get anything done in hacking. No one took it personally. Charlene's crowd most definitely did take it personally. It wasn't being told that they were wrong that offended them, though–it was the underlying assumption that a person could be right or wrong about anything.

Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game because they almost always turn out to be–or be indistinguishable from–self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time.

Although it might not be very /cy/, I also really liked this AI fan-fiction: https://www.fimfiction.net/story/62074/1/friendship-is-optimal/prologue-equestria-online

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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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What about Digital Hardcore? Of course Atart Teenage Riot is what everyone first thinks about when someone says "cyberpunk music", but are there other artists in this genre worth checking out?


Honestly a shame that Porter Robinson forgot about this project, imo it was p good, he even did a concert with this alias and it went very good from what I know.
Will give it a listen, the cover looks p cool, and never heard of it before.


luv Grimes <3 My favourite story about Grimes is that she picked her name after seeing "Grime" as one of the genres you could choose from on Myspace. She found it hilarious. It's actually a kind of UK hip-hop: https://soundcloud.com/wileyofficial/step-3-produced-by-flava-d

Crystal Castles is in the same vein as Grimes I think; a dislocated female vocalist leading you through a strange electronic soundscape…


She's probably the one instance where I cannot separate the artist from the art. What a little bug woman she is.


Can synthpunk be cyberpunk music?

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Do you have to know Russian to truly be /cy/?
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There was this Russian e-zine and one issue had an instruction on how to make a toilet flush trojan. I believe this article deserves an English translation, but I can't find the zine no matter how I try, forgot the name of the site or author.
Also, for aesthetic places I recommend https://urban3p.com/ a Russian digger/stalker urban explorer/hacker in English community website with 2011 web aesthetics. Apparently it exists since 2008, but I know it personally only since 2011, and there are no earlier archive captions to see what was before. Icons, fonts, comment sections and dense menus looks very 2011's to me.


im not mentally disabled




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how does the robot hand feel on the private parts

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Cryptocurrency has the promise of new cyberpunk markets not before feasible

>Bounty hunting and assassination markets

>Being assigned by missions to beat up random strangers because they didn't pay back their loan on time

>Speculating on narcotic futures

>Online order prostitutes

>Being handed a sealed package by a shady man you don't know so you can deliver it to the final recipient

>Having to pay a monthly subscription to your local gang so they don't mug you

>Hiding all your money from the state

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Cash has the promise of new cyberpunk markets not before feasible

>Bounty hunting and assassination markets

>Being assigned by missions to beat up random strangers because they didn't pay back their loan on time

>Speculating on narcotic futures

>Online order prostitutes

>Being handed a sealed package by a shady man you don't know so you can deliver it to the final recipient

>Having to pay a monthly subscription to your local gang so they don't mug you

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Most of the things you listed have been going on with cash.
>Having to pay a monthly subscription to your local gang so they don't mug you
This is known to occur. Classically this has been called 'Black Hand' or extortion, but now, Drug Dealers are extorted by gangs.
>Hiring an undocumented doctor because you can't keep up with the increasing healthcare costs from excessive government regulation
1930s Mafia had 'underground doctors'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_P._Moran


OP's point is that all of this would be able to happen online now. What OP fail's to realize is that currency hasn't been accepted as crypto's only long-term use yet. People are still falling for blockchain casinos and NFT's when there is no long-term prospect in them at all. Cryptocurrency is the only long-term use of blockchain that I know of, and yea it is pretty cyberpunk


The only anonymous privacy respecting crypto there is and that should be the only one used it Monero, until the IRS and FBI crack that then who knows what'll be next. We might just stick with cash then.

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I've been following Russia's steps towards an independent internet for a few years now, but it was always more about having independent infrastructure in the case of possible cut-offs of services such as DNS, etc. rather than the creation of an isolated network. Until now, apparently.

>Russia began active preparations for disconnection from the global Internet

>No later than March 11, all servers and domains must be transferred to the Russian zone. In addition, detailed data on the network infrastructure of the sites is being collected.

Given how this seems to be a full-stack solution rather than filters on top of a global network, I don't think conventional VPNs would even be able to circumvent this. It's hard to tell how real the news even is, though, as I can't find many sources on it (nor can I speak any Russian). Anyone who knows better, please feel free to fill us in.


Russian here, Please dont follow things like Nexta, its pure bullshit. Its a ukrainian tabloid which posts hyper sensationalized garbage.

That document is to force "public services" (government websites and minsteries) to use russian hosting and forbid them from things like cloudflare. Its not related to sovereign internet.

Fearmongering to get people to leave Russia is a tactic of theirs.


Why would creating an isolated network be different from preparing infrastructure for when you are cut off? What would be the difference?


The former would have no connection to the outside world at all.


I mean, from the point of view of infrastructure. I don't think Russia is in a position to reinvent everything and produce their own hardware for it. Even if they are to avoid hardware from the USA, the rest of the world still uses the same protocols and conventions. Plus this is not like Cuba where there are no cables in the ground. How could you tell if they are preparing to isolate themselves or are preparing to be isolated? It seems to me that it would involve the same things.

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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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What about crust punk?


Crust punk is a bastardization of hardcore punk for drug addicts and NEETs


I'm glad we agree that it's punk af.


taking government prescribed drugs meant to fix you is punk af


Do you mean sleepytime dreams or visions of the future.


An online graveyard. Dusty servers still powered. Strange locals. A digital temple containing records of the Wired's past. Good for chatting, exploring, admiring the beauty of it./need help entering? http://users.worldsonline.com/jimbly/index.htm http://smurfyworld.no-ip.com/jett//other info/links https://uboachan.net/og/res/443.html http://www.teamavolition.com/topic/5301-worlds-the-rabbit-hole-of-gaming/
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Worlds can be spooky, I once was wandering all night there. Met a guy with very weird, spider like avatar and he showed me some stuff. Most people just stand and do nothing tho.


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Do you know about Nexialist?




>>922 i know about this game just because of Nexialist, LOL


Does this thing work through central server, and exists since 1995 without major malware problems? The map files for each "world" could be hosted anywhere as I've seen, a regular zip archive (http://users.worldsonline.com/jimbly/custom/custom.htm), but how do you see who's visiting same "world" map as you? Rather strange system:
+ it's not quite like games where map files, user avatars and user interactions within each map explicitly belong to central server, e.g. in Roblox
+ neither it is hosted on independent servers like Minecraft, Garry's Mod, BYOND where minimal and optional interaction with central server is required (for skins and account info)
+ is it more akin to "virtual presence" systems like Dissenter or Google SideWiki where your client application reports to a central server that you're visiting a certain webpage, and then you can add comments, or in case of worlds.com - report your character position and write to chat so other players would see you. It does work with any "world" as long as all users share same map file?
My question is: when central server stops existing, would users be able to interact with each other or not and have there been efforts to make standalone servers?

Damn, so many of these old virtual world games and MMOs are destined to vanish one day. At least we have WoW, Runescape and Ragnarok Online servers preserved by pirates.

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Anyone else listen to CaptainBlackbeard Radio? It's about the most /cy/ thing I've ever heard.


Never heard of it, what's it about?



I have heard it. its a really funny pirate radio show some cannabis vendor who larps as a pirate makes and releases on the Dark Net. The music is awesome in it and its really politically incorrect but in the funniest ways. Its like Kentucky Fried Movie if Kentucky Fried Movie was a radio show about the DarkNet. I hate podcasts but that show is awesome.


I've heared about it but I haven't yet made the effort to actually look up where and when to hear it. Maybe some day, maybe not


yes and ita actually pretty cool

i refuse to go to endchan though

post it here if youre reading mr blackbeard


I tried to like it but it's annoying

It's loud and full of really long samples from movies. I prefer podcasts that basically just curate good music, or consist of thoughtful discussion. Trying to do both ends up being half-assed. This podcast is neither, the music isn't anything special and he basically just yells and goofs off.

I suspect most of the posts about it are from him, but I'm sure some people actually dig it.

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Cyberpunk music? Yeah, we all know synthwave but what else do you think would fit into a cyberpunk setting/universe?
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The `e' board is a work of art.


This has to be one of the most disorienting sites I've browsed.


More maidcore:



If we ignore the domain for a second and just care about the music, I really like the lainchan radio. I prefer the everything channel because it includes the cyberia and the swing music which is a pretty nice contrast.


Hey kid, wanna hack the planet?


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