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113822 No.9019   [Reply]
I'm giving an hour-long talk for the NCSU Linux User Group tomorrow; it's about computers. And the server architecture around this website; if that sounds interesting please come check it out.

Date: 11/07
Place: Engineering Building 2, Room 3001
Time: 7PM

I am keeping the talk accessible because I want everyone to know how fun it is to do something like this!
Hope to see you there

Yumi
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>> No.9021  
>show them the consequences as well as the how-to
the presentation is the how-to; I am the consequence
see you there anon
>> No.9025  
Good talk, dear sir
>> No.9026  
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Wow, I didn't expect so many people to come out; it was a lot of fun, thanks for coming out and listening.
The LUG is having a dinner meeting this coming week... you should be able to sign up for the LUG **mailing** **list** here:
http://lists.ncsu.edu/cgi-bin/mj_wwwusr?func=lists-long-full&extra=lug

>>9027
Thanks~
Shirt: https://store.virtualself.co
>What if I don't use Linux
It's more about open-source community than Linux imo; if you liked today's thing then you should come grab dinner with us sometime!
>would Linux help me run emulators and watch animu?
yes and yes
iirc there's a few people in the club who don't use Linux anyway, that's why it's more about the community; we had a talk two weeks ago on flashing custom android firmware, so it's really more about software and hardware and enjoying the Information Age than about what OS you use~
>> No.9027  
>>9026
Was well done. Good job Yumi-kun!
Where'd you get that shirt btw?
What if I don't use Linux? Also, would Linux help me run emulators and watch animu?
>>9026
Oh okay, that sounds really fun. I've flashed CFW on consoles before, does that count?
Maybe I will start running Linux, but all I know about it is two of my friends got ubuntu in middle school and started using Opera for some reason.
>>9028
I only have one [spoiler]6 year old[/spoiler] laptop atm, so multiple machines won't be doable
I wanna make me a desktop just in case Lokasenna-chan decides to crap out on me when I have projects due. Fingers crossed for a writing competition I entered with a cash prize. [spoiler]:3[/spoiler]
Arigato gozaimasu! Short fiction. My story is very... (post)modern, so I doubt I'll win, considering the judges. It's also vulgar, &c.
Ideas are very hard, and in short fiction they're the bread-and-butter. I'm a bit of a day-dreamer though, so I've got a few. My problem is writing out the "aboutness" or story-stuff. I really just like playing with themes and ideas. So, it kind of helps that experience isn't really critical.
If they win, I'll share them. One entry is biblical fan-fiction (very blasphemous) and the other is well... a disorienting tale about a disoriented man.
Well, I'll see you next Wednesday, Yumi-kun. Thank you for the protips! Oyasumi~!
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>>9027
>flashed CFW on consoles
that's in the same spirit. you can maybe find a little computer to run Linux on; using it on a daily basis can be [spoiler]frustrating, especially if the machine you're depending on breaks[/spoiler] but with a little practice I think you could pull it off
Anyway just start off small if you're up for a little fun; [spoiler]I can help out if you'd like, if only because you called me Yumi-kun <3[/spoiler]
>>9027
desktops aren't too expensive, especially if you buy the old all-in-ones that are tossed out of offices; good luck on the competiton!
What kind of composition was it?
Short fiction is cool; coming up with ideas to frame as stories is really hard for me because I never know what to write about outside my own experience.
>>9027
awesome awesome awesome
look forward to reading them :3
oyasumi~
>> No.9060  
>>9028
The Short Fiction Contest Committee or w/e already put up their finalists (https://english.chass.ncsu.edu/creativewriting/story_contest.php)
I am not one of them TT^TT
Apparently blasphemous, post-modern, hallucinatory, and outright bawdy tales (within tales) do not appeal to realist/modernist writers and 19th century specialists. Who woulda guessed?
No, it's not possible that I'm a shitty writer--it has to be a difference in tastes.
>> No.9063  
>>9060
ur a shit riter m8
>> No.9069  
Arent you guys having a dinner meeting tomorrow?
>> No.9070  
>>9069
yeahyeahyeah
it's at Mitch's Tavern: 7~8
"Hey everyone,

The results are in! This week we'll be eating at Mitch's Tavern.

I hope to see you all there,
POTLUG"
>> No.9105  

We have 4 lightning talks scheduled this week:

  1. Setting up nginx and Let's Encrypt
  2. Porting games
  3. Taskwarrior / Timewarrior
  4. Software licensing

Should be fun! There might be just one more meeting for the rest of the term, I think...



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36332 No.8653   [Reply]
Hello again /ncsu/. Sysop here with an important announcement:
Have you ever wanted to be Internet famous? Do you want your *legacy* to outlive even you?

Here's your chance: howler is holding a banner contest in preperation for some *big* changes on the horizon [spoiler]and I'm *not* just talking about my steadily increasing power bill hosting all these servers in my apartment[/spoiler]
Here are the rules:

+ .gif format
+ 256 color maximum
+ 380x150 resolution
+ Hardly has to be relevant; just make it fun!
+ Doesn't even need the name of the website in there
+ Doesn't need to be animated
+ Submit in this thread!

Banners go at the top of the site; we only have one banner right now, but that'll change soon... get creative, anon!
I look forward to our new banners!
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here's my amazing submission
>> No.8718  
>>8716
Noice! Also,
>tfw
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Stay in school Howlers
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>>8720
And another one!
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>>8721
It's like avatar-posting but different!
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whats popping
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>>8729 haha WOW
>> No.9066  
soon
>> No.9068  
>>9066
S O O N


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>> No.9062  
Yumi-san you free tonight?
[qtasuka.jpg]
>> No.9064  
>>9062
I'll be on campus till about 7.
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>>9062
not free :\
class class class, then HW & the tail-end of a project
I'd love to get coffee again soon!
>> No.9067  
>>9065
Sounds good! I'm pretty much free after 6 most days.


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2893254 No.9033   [Reply]
I've been checking the archive, and I stumbled on something from The Wolf Web. Question to old-friends: what is this geocities lookin' ass place?
Is it cool?
Is it fun?
>> No.9034  
>>9033
NVM I found the answer to both of my questions: no.
But why does it exist?
>> No.9035  
it's just some old discussion forums for ncsu students and alumni
almost no current students use it though, it's mostly peoples in their 30s and 40s bickering
>> No.9036  
>>9035
That explains a lot. It's like uncanny normie-tier stuff and 90's-tier cringeposting.
>> No.9058  
>>9035
wrongo friend, I'm a current student


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47955 No.9044   [Reply]
Happy 100 years of independence to Poland! After 123 years of forced partitioning, we've now enjoyed 100 years as our own country. Good fortune and pierogi will come to you if you comment "Sto Lat" today.
>> No.9045  
Сто лет!
Poland, you are the only good thing to come out of WWI. Gibs kolbasa pls!
>> No.9047  
CTo neT!
Brother may I have some pierogis


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861107 No.9030   [Reply]
Y'all best not go about lewdin' lolis over here. I've got my eye on you.
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wh00ps
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>>9037
By the gods! Not even *I* would be so degenerate as to LEWD a LOLI!
How do you live with yourself?


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719775 No.9002   [Reply]
I ran the marathon today
where my fellow runner howlers at
>> No.9003  
Congraduration!
I used to run, but it kills my muscle growth, since I'm full-on ectomorph boy. Proud of you, AWOO~!
>> No.9007  
How fast? Im in running club and go ~7 miles @ 7 min/mile pace. Havent gone over 10 since i moved to NC. (10 miles)
>> No.9008  
>>9007
I'm a pretty slow runner for all distances
5k pr 20:41, 10k 43:58, half 1:33, full 3:54
the one I'm the most proud of is the half, done this april. not in that good of a shape right now though
>> No.9014  
>>9008
full mile in 3:54???
wtf
>> No.9015  
>>9014
I think that's full marathon in 3hr 54min
I could be mistaken, though, I'm not a runner so idk what a plausible time range is
>> No.9018  
>>9015
that makes more sense lmao
>> No.9022  
>>9015
yea
the fastest marathons are just over 2 hours, qualifying for boston is 3
My time is alright. For reference I finished just barely in the top 33% at city of oaks and top 40% in my PR race


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274508 No.9011   [Reply]
Like, nerds in the south may have fond memories of fried catfish they caught themselves, homemade cornbread, college football, outdoorsy hobbies, guns, and all sorts of normie stuff...
But then they turn around and say "Misato is best girl" or "All according to keikaku" or they program a knockoff Uzbekistani Charcoal Drawing forum and entitle one of the subforums "Sweet Tea Time," Or they'll make iced oolong to wash down their squirrel, or they'll say y'all...
&c. It's just a bit bizarre when you see statist vaguely californian, lolsuchanerdxD bugmen on the internet, and slovenly overweight dudes at cons and in animu, but here, we've got these hybrid, roughly well-adjusted nerds who partake in subcultures associated by certain people with these undesirable types.
And Maybe it's just the media.
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My end goal is to spend more money on a car too fast for my own good than my kids' college tuition.
>> No.9016  
>>9012
That's easy, just don't have kids and then you can spend two (2) whole dollars on a sporty HotWheels

>>9011
It's basically the best. There's still the bottom-shelf otaku/weebs, but there's so many people who are just down for the get down
[spoiler]Not that otaku/weebs are bottom-shelf, just that we have the bottomers[/spoiler]
It's also the magic of college, all the nerds get collected in one place where the CHADs are less common and you're not going to
be ostracized for your media preferences. Nothing better than dragon ball z decals all over your hunting rifle to remind you that
we live in a very strange world.
>> No.9017  
>>9016
>dragon ball z decals all over your hunting rifle
Do you one better, there was this one guy I saw at my undergrad who drove around with his windows down blasting hip-hop in his suped-up Nissan with a huge literal DBZ decal on each side, actual moonrunes on the windshield and a rising sun front plate.


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No.9004   [Reply]
Been wanting to try soju for a long time, i have had a lot of people tell me its good, where can a young koreaboo get some around here? Couldnt find it at the abc store but I could just be legally blind
>> No.9005  
Do a google search.

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>>9005
>> No.9009  
I had a similar problem when looking for sake and the solution I found was the wine store, maybe that's where soju is, too?
>> No.9010  
>>9009
there's plenty of places to buy sake, just go to any """oriental""" grocery store around
you can prob. get soju at the H-mart or something... it is a Korean market after all


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1851864 No.8995   [Reply]
Show?
Y'all howlers still going to the Maywood tonight?
>> No.8996  
Shit. Phoneposting is hard

>> No.8997  
Was actually p lame. Schedule was different than advertised (so no Space Punk), black metal band was... black metal, i.e. worst metal, and the power metal group, though pretty decent was old, AND like no one was there at that point, so it was pretty low-energy. Still more fun than being home alone on a saturday night.
>> No.8998  
I was invited to a math-rock concert on Sunday but I have to do schoolwork :\
>> No.8999  
>>8998
Did you say MATH ROCK???
is it a free show/a not private show?
or at least a cheap show?
>> No.9001  
>>8999
no details, sorry
MATH ROCK is GOAT and I would love to be able to go
It's just so hard to find out about shows; I went to a vapor~wave show my first year here out of a VHS shop that was a little north and west of the warehouse district in downtown. That was really kickass and I'm glad scenes like that exist: but I don't think you'll find people talking about it in the street too often


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