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[Anime/2019/22/2]

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I liked Mami the best
Always felt she was kinda underutilized as an experienced veteran. Then she was quickly made into a joke and written out of the series until the flashbacks where her biggest moment is going crazy and killing everyone. I dunno I thought she was interesting from what little we saw but we didn't get to see much.
I was glad she got more time again in Rebellion being able to show off how much more experienced she is by beating Homura and she got a loli too.

[Hackz/2019/34/3]

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One of the abilities that one needs to perform and compete in this industry is the ability to QUICKLY learn new tech. The particular tools required for a given project shouldn't matter much to a true professional. There are some tricks to gaining this ability; understand that all languages have a way of expressing booleans, loops (in different forms), variable assignments, arrays, functions, etc. For a given new language, one should be able to figure out this nuances in a weekend. After that, the next step is almost always identifying the libraries that relate to the type of work you do; then maybe write a few simple functions or apps (simple DB connection, simple HTTP connection, etc). Then you're off and running.

[Chat/2019/126/2]

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petrichor and sonder are high on my list
also pretty keen on pulchritude

[Anime/2019/22/1]

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Who is your favorite Madoka Magica?
Sayaka has the most redeeming qualities imho despite being such a static character: of course, she is cripplingly self-critical and extremely suicidal for 3/4 of the show but her arc is like watching a tragic screenplay, Hamlet-esque in her soliloquies and unforgivably committed to her one love. Plus her favorite composer is Debussy unlike Homura who probably likes cock-gobbling Brahms or similar or Madika who definitely doesn't listen to music.
I will personally arrange for pistols and coffee for two if someone says Mami is the best.

[Music/2018/9/152]

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Megadeth - United Abominations [Full Vinyl LP Album (2007)]
Sorry for the plain link above. I fixed it here.

[Music/2018/9/151]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOw7x6eJ2jo

[Music/2018/9/150]

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Gesaffelstein - Destinations
Gesaffelstein works with artists like Yeezy and The Weeknd but his solo-release stuff is super moody and expressive.

[Hackz/2019/33/9]

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Update: my Chromebook has been running Funtoo since July and I've had no issues with it; I dropped a new 250GiB SSD in but I'm using a remote file-share to store all of my files at my house (accessible through an VPN).

[Hackz/2019/42/5]

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Yes, and mostly through my own retardation--I've rm -rf / --no-parse-root'd and accidentally rm -rf ./'d myself, on the same machine. Eye'm the smartest 1337 supah hax0r around.

[Hackz/2019/33/8]

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I'd rather get an old chunky chinkpad (T420 I've heard is excellent).
t. uses a chromebook for school and have had the chiclet keyboard tear itself up

News

Endtroducing...: RalEE Powered by Machine Learning

by Prettyboy Yumi /
Hiyaya! While I've been soaking up the California sun these past few months I've also been hacking away at RAL under the hood. The most recent updates spawned a few different branches on Github which have all since been merged into master; most obviously, there is no more robocheck! Or rather, there is a robocheck but it's just a checkbox. Since RAL is entirely open-source you can browse the changes on Github; there's been a lot of behind-the-scenes change!

I'm super excited to push us into the next major release! If you ever want to collaborate, don't shy away from e-mailing me or opening a pull-request; together there's nothing we can't do! Plus I've always wanted to pair program in a totally sexual way...

Oh, right...: machine learning! We've been plagued by an increasing amount of spam within the past few months. And while I've been enjoying my vacation / public-servanthood in San Francisco I've kept a keen eye on the site. When we opened over a year ago (under the a different domain name too, time flies!) I was hesitant to delete any posts, but I came to see these posts contribute nothing to our community; actually, they detract from our originality. This spam doesn't seem to be created by robots (they would fail the robocheck) but rather by (sub-human) .onion users. In any case, I have added ample ability to the new RalEE to flag and hide these posts while simultaneously teaching the software to recognize and prevent these kind of posts... so, if you ever find that the site refuses your post, try being a little less spammy ^.^

Mumble Server!

by Prettyboy Yumi /
We now have a Mumble server!
Host: mumble.prettyboytellem.com
Port: 64738

Mumble is a voice-chat software which has been around since 2005; I'm excited to host a server where we can communicate in real-time! And it's not made by /g/ so it's practicaly guaranteed to stay around longer.
I've gotten the opportunity to test-drive it recently; if you've used Teamspeak or Ventrilo then it'll all come naturally. Download the client from the official site or fetch it from your distro's repositories.

Maybe you've noticed the recent, sporatic down-time? I can tell you that it's not just those BOFH at Spectrum but on the contrary I've been upgrading my mess of home-servers which keeps these sites (i.e. RalEE.org, prettyboytellem.com, howler.space, and raamen.org among others) in running condition! Sometimes there's so much maintanance to do and so much I want to explore that I don't have time between school and everything to do it all! If you ever want to lend a hand (either with maintainance or with the server finances) please reach out!

There's room if you want to come live in the server-room with me too.
~ Yumi

FUTURE SEQUENCE #001

by Prettyboy Yumi /
Hello; we're closing in on the first anniversary of RalEE: on January 6th we will have witnessed the passage of our first year. This is a wonderful thing for a community to close in on and I'm glad that we have braved the rough waters well: there is nothing that makes me happier now than to think of how far we've come and how much farther we still can go in demonstrating the gems of our text-based, BBS community around the Internet.

To celebrate this milestone I will accelerate the release of FUTURE SEQUENCE #001. This experiment was originally planned for a much, much longer timetable but owing to a handful of unexpected early-successes, Future Sequence #001 will begin on Jan. 1, 12AM (GMT+0) and last until Jan. 6, 12AM (GMT+0). During these five (5) days RalEE.org will be inaccessible due to the future : I hope you will be understanding. RAL will be accesible again from Jan. 6th onward.

For the duration of the future sequence RAL will be operating in altered-state and as such your experience of the Internet may deviate from normal.

We hope your future-sequence goes well: until then...

New Domain and Welcome to v3.0

by Prettyboy Yumi /
Hiya; I just got around to adding some new things into RAL last night and finally I've decided it's tme to say it: welcome to RAL v3.0!

We even have a new URL to go with the recent changes: we're now on-line at ralee.org which is very easy to remember, especially for our newer friends. There are also lots of new themes to complement all these changes so check them all out (or you can find them anytime in the panel at the top of the page).

Finally I want to point out the brand-new Sysop / Co-sysop panel; I'm looking forward to recruiting a handful of co-sysops so that we can help our little community grow even more!

Version 2.0

by Prettyboy Yumi /
Oh, does something look different? It's RALv2.0! We've come a long way since January and this redesign makes me feel that it's only up from here! Special thanks to hellbaby for contributing the [Anime] and [Music] banner! If you'd like to get in on the behind-the-scenes action, join our IRC (howler.space:6667).

About

RAL is a text-only message board / forum. It is written by Prettyboy Yumi.

First, you may notice that there are a number of different boards which have a single focus. These boards are called Continuities because unlike boards, posts are never archived and threads are never locked: conversation is continuous, so it is called a Continuity; each has its own focus. The focus is a glimpse into realm of truth that is afforded by the Continuity. However, the truth is not freely-given and is hardly objective. Therefore, you should post to expose this truth. In turn, posting could not exist without this focusing truth so please respect it.

RAL is named for the beautiful city of oaks in North Carolina, Raleigh.


Rules

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  1. No spamming
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  3. Lurk more - it's never enough