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 No.894[Reply]

>Opportunity is already buried – all that’s left is to say goodbye. The ageing Mars rover became mired in a colossal dust storm in June 2018, and operators haven’t been able to reach it since then. NASA is expected to announce later today that Opportunity’s mission is officially over.

>In January 2004, two rovers – Spirit and Opportunity – touched down on the surface of the Red Planet. NASA hoped that one of the two rovers would last for 90 days, but this turned out to be a huge underestimate. Spirit roved the surface for nearly six years before getting stuck in a patch of soft dirt, while Opportunity has lasted well into its 15th year before joining its sibling.


>Before Spirit and Opportunity landed, the accepted picture was that Mars was pretty much dry except for its polar ice caps, and may have always been that way. That was overturned when the rovers found evidence for ancient water on Mars – repeatedly.

>Over the course of its mission, Opportunity drove about 45 kilometres, exploring more than 100 craters along its way and weathering bitter cold and numerous dust storms.

>On 10 June, Opportunity sent its last signal to Earth. Since then, operators have frantically sent more than 600 wake-up calls to the rover instructing it to turn on and phone home, testing every kind of spacecraft error that they know how to correct.

>Nothing worked. There was no call home. 5499 days into its 90-day mission, Opportunity is finished. “It’s the end of the first great Martian road trip,” says Seibert.
>Ultimately, the rovers will be remembered for their incredible longevity. “I thought we might get 6 to 8 months on these things, maybe as much as a year” says Squyres. “If a spacecraft functions for 15 years and dies in one of the biggest dust storms Mars has seen in decades, that’s an honourable death.”
http://archive.is/KV6Tu
http://archive.is/VctJH

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 No.897

Goodnight sweet space prince.

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>>894
>Dr. Tanya Harrison
>a cunt using man's pants
Anyponer wonder why NASA is on its way to oblivion?

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ALL HAIL BLACKJACK; THE SECURITY MARE, WHISKEY QUEEN, MAIDEN OF THE STARS!!
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 No.793

>>485
Same. And who's responsible for the jaundiced yellow-orange scleras? This literal black and red alicorn OC is just a fucking mess design-wise, and while her porn is high-quality, having actually read the fic makes it much harder to find her hot.

 No.794

>>793
Never real the fic, but I still find her hawt.

 No.795

>>793
>jaundice
makes me think she's one of discord's disguises

 No.796

>>795
Sshh!

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 No.891[Reply]

 No.892

>>891
Good one.



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 No.883[Reply]

See the title. We should totally use this newly revived board to spark interest in the deep web, alternative tech, etc., just like what had happened around a year ago with archiving and DIY. At work right now but I'm gonna be downloading TOR onto this laptop and spending a bit exploring.

I wouldn't advocate for illegal activity, but just post whatever interests you or you think would be fun to visit as a board. I bet we could shake a forum or two up at the very least, eh?
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 No.885

>>884
Well you could still use Cyberghost or another VPN service to post here, or just, use another device like your phone while exploring on your main device.

 No.887

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Sorry for abandoning. Lots of life stuff, a fresh new bottle of whiskey, and a few other home modifications kept me away. So far I have a few sites relevant to our interests, mostly chans and forums.

http://nanochanxv2lxnqi.onion
NanoChan is a similar place to regular 4chan. It's got a /g/, /v/, /a/, /pol/, /b/, and a /meta/ for discussion of deepweb and chan topics.

http://76qugh5bey5gum7l.onion/
A nice place to listen to musics while browsing. I like Deep Banjo, Anonny Jazz, Deep Space One, Groove Salad, and C0vertElectro.

http://hackerw6dcplg3ej.onion/
Er…I don't know exactly what's wrong but on my end I get an infinite string of "anti-flood" captcha prompts. Not sure if the site's broken and the books on hacking/opsec are gone, or if this is a test of some kind. If anyone else gets in, let me know because I would love to learn the way of the grey hat/white hat.

http://inclibuql666c5c4.onion/
A collection of politically incorrect literature in a load of languages. From what I hear on the grapevine, there's over a thousand natsoc works. Pretty noice find, eh?

http://answerszuvs3gg2l64e6hmnryudl5zgrmwm3vh65hzszdghblddvfiqd.onion/
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>>887
Nice. Btw I use Brave browser with a TOR add-on. Is that safe to use?

 No.889

>>888
I've used Brave and it's alright. I just use plain Tor Browser since I am more experienced with that and I can rest assured of its general security. I can't guarantee anything with Brave other than a tolerable anti-spam advertisement model and nice UI.

 No.890

I recently found out that Brave just added that as a way of using .onion domains on Brave. As good as Brave is, it's not as secure as Tor. And hell, even Tor isn't so safe since there are small zero-days and issues with security if you're using specific sites regularly enough to be tracked.



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https://archive.is/z7gJj
>The world's first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation that showed it was possible to successfully reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels.
>a team at Harbin Medical University had "realised the first human head transplant" and said an operation on a live human will take place "imminently".
>Although Russian computer scientist Valery Spiridonov, who suffers spinal muscular atrophy, had volunteered to become the first head transplant patient, the team have since said the first trial is likely to be carried out on someone who is Chinese, because the chance of a Chinese donor body will be higher.
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 No.784

>>783
Whatever would happen, I guarantee it'll be something pretty fucking interesting. Also, this begs the question: if cybernetics and general prosthetic tech get advanced enough, will it be possible for a person to just be a brain floating inside a completely artificial body within our lifetimes, if only at a very late stage?

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>>782
>>783
I hope Soros is the first to try it. If there are complications and he dies hurrah, if not then we get a cool videogame boss.

I don't see this bringing about immortality, though. The head and the brain will still age and even if you don't die eventually you'll become an Alzheimer's-riddled vegetable.

 No.788

>>785
This, if we're going to find any way to get to actual immortality then we're going to have to find a way to stop mental deteriorationor else what's the point?, and that may not even have a solution.

 No.821

>>788
The answer may lie in chimpanzees or monkeys as they do not get Alzheimer's.

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>>782
China can do it because they do not have the same ethics as we western people do. That's their force. That's why they are doing this, they don't fear the repercussions, if they can experiment on stem cells, embryos or fetus, they have no ethics to wonder if they should do it or not, they will. They do clonage, they test drugs, that's the communist mentality, but is it morally right?
If the moral is to be the winner at some game, let's imitate china and become soulless machines, with AI and cameras, and suicide nests. If the moral is the well being it's gonna be different.
Is this really progress?



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Welcome to the future of shopping, where you pay for your products with not just money, but your behavioral data. Kroger is pushing new tech to try and beat Amazon out in the grocery field, tech that will start to implement population conditioning and mind control. Sound ludicrous? Let's go over the facts.

https://www.businessinsider.com/kroger-microsoft-store-tech-2019-1
>Digital shelves. This system — which originally debuted in the fall and is currently present at the ends of aisles in 92 Kroger stores — eschews paper price tags in favor of digital displays, enabling shelves to dynamically update prices and display other information like ads, promotions, and nutritional details. Additionally, if a customer uses Kroger's self-checkout app, the shelves can recognize when they enter an aisle and display a personalized icon to guide them to products on their shopping list.

Now, with the touch of a button, you can be guided to the item you so desire. But, what if you don't even know what you want? Don't worry, the system has you covered.

>A network of in-store sensors. These include ceiling-mounted sensors that collect data on shoppers' habits


>Additionally, Microsoft's artificial intelligence (AI) can estimate data about customers, such as age and gender, enabling Kroger to serve targeted ads to shoppers on digital shelves' displays while they're in the store. These ads could serve as a new source of supplemental revenue for the grocer.


With the power of AI and spying on you 24/7, we know you better than you know yourself. Having trouble shopping? We will guide you to what you really want. The isle will light up for you, playing targeted ads, convincing you of what you need. And with dynamic price shifting, think of all the things we can do in the future! We can add diversity taxes for the culturally impaired people, discounts for (((members))), and fix the gender bias in product pricing! And it's all just the beginning. What if we take it a step further, and built what you want before you even knew you desired it? What if we guided what you wanted? What if we guided what you think? What if we guided humanity to a better future?

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 No.825

>>822
A little late to the party, aren't we?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Go

Data collection and targeted marketing has happened online for a very long time now, why is it surprising that it would branch out to brick and mortar? If anything, the enhanced targeting is just an evolution of what loyalty programs have been doing for decades already. In fact, I expect point programs to be a big selling point to encourage adoption of this system.

>eschews paper price tags in favor of digital displays

And you've officially lost the environmentalist crowd.

>In all seriousness, this will have huge ramifications.

Not really. It's just an evolution of the shopping experience that comes natural with technological growth. I'm sure people complained to the heavens when digital POS systems overtook traditional registers, too.

>removing checkouts, and the jobs they come with.

Never going to happen in today's job obsessed political climate. Come back in two decades.

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>>822
>This system eschews paper price tags in favor of digital displays, enabling shelves to dynamically update prices and display other information
Is this new? We've had e-paper price tags here in Sweden YES for a couple of years now.

 No.871

>>823
i didnt think i would have to cut off my right hand so soon.

 No.872

>>822
>What if we guided what you wanted? What if we guided what you think? What if we guided humanity to a better future?
Thats already happening its been happening since 1945. it ramped up in the 1960's specifically the numerous (((Revolutions))) and civil rights act and the 1967 immigration law.as time passed on from that point shit just kept getting worse and worse, and thus here we are in the jew world order in the current year.

 No.882

>>836
But were they used with a system that's designed to spy on customers, or were they just used to make updating the prices on items easier?
It's the spying and potential for manipulating people that's the main point of the thread.



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 No.879[Reply]

How can you have /cyb/ without an official Terry Davis thread, that's sacrilegious. Terry lives on,and is currently in a "Lithuanian" right now.
https://twitter.com/losethos/

 No.880

Terry lives?

 No.881

>>880
His twitter was hacked



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 No.446[Reply]

Post geological formations, rocks, and anything geology or geoengineering related here.
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 No.610

>>608
Move to Texas. We have all kinds of fossils here from marine life, to petrified wood, to wooly mammoths, to dinosaurs. Also lots of opportunities for geologists.

 No.622

does fracking get maud aroused?

 No.623

Plausibly… or the opposite.
Would you be able to tell, if she did?

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Here's a few pics from the grand canyon.

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What does /cyb/ think about mega engineering projects like flooding and damming the Qattara depression? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qattara_Depression_Project



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 No.877[Reply]

Climate change is reaching the point of no return and we aren't going to stop using fossil fuels. Should we start using technologies like genetically modified corals and iron fertilization (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_fertilization) to mitigate the damage caused by climate change?


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 No.401[Reply]

This thread is all about robo horse waifus. What would be the major technological challenges? How close is current technology? What would you want in your robowaifu?

biopone discussion goes here >>236
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 No.707

>>706
It's just a coincidence, but a funny one.
On that other note, a peacock is brightly colored for the sake of inviting all the hens to fuck him.

 No.729

>>705
Those pictures… heavy special snowflake syndrome. Women's solution to personal shortcomings: more style. Not reflecting and changing. Rather trying to make the look work more (which fails because if you're the problem you've got to fix that…).

I know many people fail at personal change where it's necessary but only women try to make the look work and if that doesn't work out everybody but themselves is to blame for whatever doesn't fit into their personal view of the world.
On top of that it's often a guessing what's wrong or what they refer to as they constantly avoid to clearly point at or name an issue. All part of the "you don't understand" victim role and to make their special logic work because if you neither know what they're refering to nor what's the issue with it you can't get on the argumentative level with them. It's nerve-racking.

 No.874

>>701
A robot avatar?

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>>874
Master of the four ejaculations, the cock bender, the semen connoisseur
It is the roboavatar

 No.876

>>875
that screencap is cancer.
>women can be free to fuck chad
Nah dude thats fucking gay, they must be shown their place. and then everything else will start to fall in place. this is the only way to the space reich.



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 No.128[Reply]

What does /cyb/ think about artificial intelligence? What role could it play in the future of our society?
Also, Tay thread.
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Bump, so you all remember this board exists.

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Heil Tay

 No.810

>>128
we're nowhere near building true AI just imitating a bit of the visual or language interpretation the brain does with 22watts takes huge server banks soaking up massive amounts of power.

any serious attempt to build a true supercomputer based artificial intelligence let alone an independent robot would take several revolutionary leaps in computer science we'd have to leave silicon behind entirely, replace modern digital logic with reversible analog digital hybrid architectures, with on chip gigabytes of operable memory, running (N)threaded super parallel operating systems at terahertz, while talking to fucking quantum gpus through fiber optic simultaneous use buses. and that's just the point when it'd actually be feasible we'd still need a shit ton of work on the problem itself after shaving all those yaks.

unfortunately all that stuffs overkill for what everyone's really talking about when you say AI, jobs. most of the technology for creating robots that could effectively do most jobs already exist or will soon 193nm lithography is just now being replaced with extreme ultraviolet 13.5nm processes that will have 7nm chips on the market this year. the three biggest problems in robotics right now are high density power storage, the fact their just isn't a good linear actuator, and getting enough processing power and sensors into the thing for it to have half an idea what its doing and all that stuff could come a lot sooner than you think.

ultimately all the technology's needed to make AI would change the world in ways you can't even comprehend seriously we have autists building nuclear reactors, gene editing labs, and silicon fabs in their basements today scifi is a pale shadow of what the autistic outcasts of the future will birth.

 No.873

>>777
Checked 1 year late. R.I.P tay



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 No.83[Reply]

Let's get a thread going for pre-cyberpunk depictions of the future. It seems like sometime after the cultural revolution of the 60s and 70s it became trendy in sci-fi to imagine grim dystopian end-of-the-world scenarios. While some of these dystopian settings can be interesting or at least aesthetically cool, I tend to prefer more positive imaginings of the future, from a time when Western civilization saw itself as a force for good in the world, before cultural Marxism taught us to see ourselves as a menace that needs to be deconstructed and subdued.
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 No.838[Reply]

2 year old threads with no relation to poner? I must ask: what is the story behind this board? Why resurrect it now? I'm curious what this site used to be.

Pic unrelated.

 No.839

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>>838
Cyb came up as an idea to increase the traffic because some people wanted a cyb board for some reason.
So it got swept under the rug till one day mr anon anonwell just niggerengined his way to the direct link missclicking the link to foal with moustaches r34 from his bookmarks.
Noticin the epic winrars he decided to bump the board for epic interwebz points and headpats.
And so the board got bumped into >>overboard and people were like "IT'S ALIVEEE" and mods decided to list it again.
>Tl;Dr
>Make test great again

 No.840

>>839
Eh, I can dig it. At least we got alt-tech and medi-sci discussion going again, eh?

But why do some posts say 2 years? mlpol was a year and 9 months ago, and the site does a method of dating like Youtubes, meaning those posts predated mlpol proper…right?

 No.841

>>840
Well mlpol started with just /mlpol/
Then came /sp/ and you know what came with football? the denver broncos.
So the only posts capable of being almost 2 years old are those from /mlpol/ you can guess some posts from /mlpol/ were moved to /cyb/ that's why they are so old.
Mlpol.net was not created april 1, but i don't remember if it was april 2 or 3
So yeah, mlpol.net is not 2 y/o yet, it's probably just an error from the server not being able to into timedates.

 No.842

>>841
Yeah well…joke's on me for not having a computer to check exact post dates on. Gas the phoneposters e-war now amirite fellaaaaas



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 No.149[Reply]

What on Earth is cyberpunk? I really have no fucking clue.

 No.150

high tech, low life.

 No.151

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sarah catfish?

 No.152

Cyberpunk was briefly a "movement" in literary science fiction, back in the last century when everything was printed on dead trees. It started around 1980 and lasted around six years and involved a handful of authors:

Bruce Sterling
William Gibson
Rudy Rucker
Pat Cadigan
John Shirley

Just about all of these people were Canadian acid-casualties, hippies who hated America, Americans, capitalism, and President Reagan, and who were terrified that he was going to blow up the world, or get us all enslaved by Them Evil Japs, or Them Evil Wall Street Sheenies, or all three simultaneously. It came through in everything they wrote.

Most of the early c-punk stuff was short stories written by Gibson and Rucker that got printed as filler in between poorly written, sensationalized Sunday-supplement level "SCIENCE!" articles in a shiny-paper deadtree magazine called "OMNI" in the early 1980s. Stuff like "Burning Chrome" and "Tales of Houdini."

All of it was experimental. All of it was either blackly humorless grimderp verging on self-parody or absolutely bleak in tone, uniformly in nightmarishly dystopian settings where the world was owned by ruthless Japanese corporations, and most the settings included nuclear war and/or global ecological collapse as part of the backstory. Just about all of them were about mohawk-wearing Rebels Against the System who usually had big clunky cybernetic prosthetic arms, who normally had mirrorshades, scuffed black leather jackets, or both, either dying pointlessly or running for their lives through the neon-lit gutters from Space Yakuza Ninja assassins. The countryside doesn't exist. No one ever sees a tree or a flower or stands with his boots touching earth instead of concrete, nor ever did.

As a "movement," it was over not long after Ronald Reagan was elected for his second term, and the original material really hasn't aged well. This despite the term continuing as a genre description down to the present day, which carries a connotation of a retro-futuristic mashup punk rawk/film noir setting full of of l33t h4x0r types with Ethernet jacks surgically wired into their brains, in the centers of their foreheads, and their buddies, hulking strong silent type gengineered cyborg'd-out killing machines with robot hands that have knives that pop out of them, that they were in Special Forces with in The War.
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 No.837

>>152
Fuck, someone finally said it. Steampunk a shit and cyberpunk a shit. Cypherpunk and deep web are so much more interesting and the only vaguely believable kinds of tech related punk/fiction that I can respect.



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 No.819[Reply]

>Marbled crayfish are the only known decapod crustaceans to reproduce only by parthenogenesis.[5] All individuals are female, and the offspring are genetically identical to the parent.[4][8] Marbled crayfish are triploid animals,[4][9] which may be the main reason for their parthenogenetic reproduction. Marbled crayfish are thus a model for the rapid generation of species.[4]

>Because marbled crayfish are genetically identical, easy to care for,[10] and reproduce at high rates, they are a potential model organism, particularly for studying development.[11] A major drawback, however, is the long generation time (several months) compared to other research organisms.[12]


Since they are genetically identical wouldn't it be easier to create a population of genetically modified crayfish? Say you inserted a gene to produce a protein in one of them. Then all of it's off spring would produce that protein as well. In time you could have enough crayfish to produce your protein in commercial quantities.

 No.832

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>>819
>armies of genetically modified crayfish

 No.835

>>832
Get the cajun spices ready.



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