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1 2023-12-25 16:35

I can't keep count.

2 2023-12-25 18:56

Love Live or Idolmaster(○ ̄ ~  ̄○;)H~m…

3 2023-12-26 03:07

I always prefer eating out locally; it creates a comforting illusion of village living and it makes getting home so much more affordable after a few glasses of wine - or sake, as the case may be. So crossing the bridge for a meal is not taken lightly. But, encouraged by friends' rave reviews of this long-standing Mosman restaurant, we take the plunge and head north.

The door opens to an unpretentious room; it is a warm, comfortable space, with soft-yellow walls and perfect lighting, accentuated by flickering tea lights. There are wooden tables and chairs - with padded seats - and a hanging wooden grid on the ceiling.

We are here for the house speciality, the six-course set menu or kaiseki, a food experience that embodies Japanese culture and is traditionally served at tea ceremonies. In essence a tasting menu, each course is made up of several small dishes that balance flavour, texture and appearance.

One of the joys of kaiseki is it speeds up ordering when dining with a group. There are two kaiseki menus: mino (regular) or goshu (seasonal), with a choice of mains and dessert flavours. Many of the kaiseki dishes are available a la carte in larger servings.

The restaurant is full at 7pm but our friendly waitress seats us quickly, takes orders and delivers the sake, along with a basket of sake cups for us to make a selection.

Then the parade of lacquered trays begins. The opening salvo is an aperitif or amuse - a shot glass of plum wine, surprisingly delicious, and not at all cloyingly sweet, offset by a mouthful of tart pickled mackerel.

An appetiser follows on a green-glazed plate with a bonsai serving of octopus and cuttlefish salad sitting in a puddle of sweet miso. Just enough to whet the appetite, it gives a false sense of what lies ahead.

The waitress delivers a third tray, a knockout presentation of three pieces of plump sashimi - tuna, salmon and kingfish - plus two pieces of sushi with a stripe of addictive Japanese mayo and a fresh Pacific oyster raised on a pedestal and bathed in a bright vinaigrette. All four diners agree the kingfish sashimi is a knockout.

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When tray No.4 arrives, I start to worry. There are five entrees in individual pottery bowls and plates, all presented like edible art. Included is a strip of grilled ocean perch with a dash of citrusy ponzu sauce, a zucchini flower stuffed with minced prawn and lotus root, and a piece of crunchy deep-fried soft-shell crab beside a tiny mound of green-tea salt.

As the tray is cleared away, I notice the growing pile of small dishes waiting to be hand washed at the far end of the room. Exquisite ceramic plates are not dishwasher friendly.

My main is a piece of Atlantic salmon, grilled to succulent pinkness, with a sweet walnut teriyaki sauce and salad. Others choose the light-as-feather assorted tempura and a spicy miso hotpot of mixed seafoods.

No one thinks there could possibly be room for dessert. Of course, we are wrong. Tray No.6 bears a small dish of ice-cream or sorbet chosen from a range of knockout flavours (blood orange is the table favourite), alongside slices of kiwi fruit and rockmelon. There is also a pot of green-tea panna cotta - comforting and addictive - and a square of soft, dark chocolate dusted with a nutty soybean powder.

Definitely worth crossing the bridge for.

Menu Japanese, specialising in kaiseki, but also a la carte.

Value Very good. Entrees, $14; mains, $24; dessert, $8, six-course kaiseki, $59.

Recommended dishes Kingfish sashimi, grilled salmon with walnut dressing; blood-orange sorbet.

4 2023-12-29 05:38


5 2024-01-01 04:07

[ 📌 Onigiri Kitchen and Sake Bar, 15 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000]
[ 📌 KARÉ カレー, 173 Victoria St, West Melbourne VIC 3003]

6 2024-01-01 21:50


7 2024-01-08 12:04

I'm not optimistic enough to believe in suicide.

8 2024-01-11 00:15

Granola Shotgun & MMM

9 2024-01-11 09:01

Timeout at Sidonee


10 2024-02-06 20:21

It's too easy to accidentally divide by zero.

11 2024-02-06 20:50 *

Physically speaking, the way to a woman's heart is through her boobs.

12 2024-02-07 00:12

With a gun?

13 2024-02-07 01:22

Exactly, and the smaller the boobs, the closer to the heart.

14 2024-02-07 01:28

don't, it's dangerous!

15 2024-02-11 22:21

is github social media?

i pride myself on not using social media but my school requires github

16 2024-02-12 02:25


17 2024-02-12 02:25

It is.

18 2024-02-13 16:35

Before himself, a man lives first unto the Lord.

19 2024-02-21 17:38

Bureaucracy is such a fine idea, why does it always have to suck?

20 2024-02-28 23:16


21 2024-02-29 20:58

Dances of Universal Peace

22 2024-03-01 13:29

The Industrial Revolution and it's consequences have been a disaster for the human race

23 2024-03-03 09:54

The Industrial Revolution and it's consequences have been a blessing for the human race

24 2024-03-03 22:28

it's consequences

25 2024-03-03 23:07

*it's consequence's

26 2024-03-03 23:08

In the beginning the Universe was created. This had made many people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

~ Douglas Adams

27 2024-03-05 18:11

*its consequences

28 2024-03-06 21:11

The Industrial Revolution and its consequences will never be the same.

29 2024-03-06 22:37 *

Possessions themselves do not make a man happy. As soon as some of his desires are quenched, new wishes spring up. This is the hard truth of human nature, and goads on many men, both great and small a far ways off from the acreage of satisfaction into the perilous lands of futility. But wisdom leads us to see the persuit for what it is: a journey to nowhere. Can we find pleasure in what things we have now, with hope in our hearts for fruitful abundance, and in abundance, good?

Suffering is endemic, it's said, yet regardless of which path you choose in the natural world, so dare to be bold and authentic. Walk with heartfelt sincereity and purpose. Take what courage you can muster, and open the eyes of your heart. Take pleasure not only in the things you have, but in the things you do, the work of your hands, knowing that you do not live unto yourself, and that every thing you do makes waves that ripple out into eternity and affect the world without and within beyond understanding and all seeking out. Hold tight upon your thoughts, and the perfection and maturation unto finality your true personality. The more you take up, so then the loss, but in all of it, a reward of finality.

30 2024-03-13 11:28


31 2024-03-14 00:07


32 2024-03-16 20:54

Miss you, love you.

33 2024-03-17 09:42

Can we still post from I2P? That's the question.

34 2024-03-20 11:08

tired :(

35 2024-03-20 12:09

Put on some Grateful Dead and relax.

36 2024-03-20 22:26

the industrial revolution and its consequences has fallen, billions must die

37 2024-03-21 20:38

>>36 The dehumanization process has begun. How many human souls in hell eternal at current rate of exchange are worth a kilogram of finest gold?

38 2024-03-22 01:07

2 souls per kg

39 2024-03-24 13:01

The nanotech IoT AI quantum web3 cloud computing biotech blockchain Fourth Industrial Revolution has started. While billions will die, trillions more will live.

40 2024-03-25 09:33

cancer and its consequences will never be the same

41 2024-03-25 12:21

And if you come near my daughter, guess what?

42 2024-03-29 14:12

Scheme is a huge scam.

43 2024-03-29 20:26 *

Schame is a huge scem.

44 2024-03-30 04:39

its a scheme

45 2024-04-01 21:05

It's a scam scene cam, a can of man spam scans.

46 2024-04-03 09:10

I don't want to work.

47 2024-04-05 00:33

I think I will be a one more, just one more of those men who have never had any offspring, or any love from anyone.
I ...

48 2024-04-05 00:34

Oh, God!!

49 2024-04-05 20:39

Was this picture drawn by the same person that did the illustrations for The Little Scheme?

50 2024-04-06 18:31 *

I figured it out: yes, it's Duane Bibby.

51 2024-04-08 15:35

thinking of never working ever

52 2024-04-09 16:16

It's wild that there are programming influencers on Twitch and YouTube and they do these dumbass reaction videos and people actually care about their opinions.

53 2024-05-06 19:26

Whoever made the latest public paste, I love you too.

54 2024-05-07 20:47

I like apply, it can be used to make cool stuff.

55 2024-05-08 04:43 *

ben ur meant to stay anon

56 2024-05-12 13:43

Common lisp is the least common of all lisps

57 2024-05-16 17:53

It's obvious these people are having their money stolen by someone well connected with the State of Florida...


58 2024-05-18 23:53

Aiming for anything other than 0% inflation is flat out retarded.

A target inflation rate of 2% means the absolute value of people's savings is halved every 35 years.

59 2024-05-19 00:54

The purpose of maintaining a low inflation rate is to encourage people to spend their cash into investments; when there is a zero inflation rate, people will hoard cash in the bank over many decades, this outcome contributes to low cash liquidity within the economy.

60 2024-05-19 12:22

I'm honestly scared just speaking out for Julian Assange and such an authoritarian state of affairs is unacceptable.

61 2024-05-20 11:53


The purpose of maintaining a low inflation rate is to encourage people to spend their cash into investments;

If the perceived return on investment of a given product is higher than that of cash, people will be incentivized to invest their money regardless of the inflationary environment.

when there is a zero inflation rate, people will hoard cash in the bank over many decades, this outcome contributes to low cash liquidity within the economy.

Targeting for 0% inflation rate does not necessarily mean ceasing to print money. If people "hoard" cash and reduce the total amount of currency in circulation, that is when you would print additional currency to prevent deflation. This way, the supply of money in circulation and the amount of goods and services available would increase in tandem.

62 2024-05-20 13:14

Savings is a bs concept made up to bamboozle low iq working people. Wealthy people’s wealth is not “saved” somewhere, it’s made up of investment vehicles like stocks. Money is just a tool and treating it like the platonic ideal of value like coiners do is deeply misguided

63 2024-05-21 06:20

You can use vinegar in place of clothing conditioner when you wash clothes. Just don't use it on silk...

64 2024-05-23 02:09

I wanted to fuck the chicken boy

65 2024-05-23 12:50

just one more function and the sepples stdlib will be good

66 2024-05-23 19:35 *

hate how this is the design principle of large
they should just stay in the kitchen with the sink and make me a sandwich

67 2024-05-26 10:43

Fun fact: 9)% of sepples design committees dissolve right before their new features would fix the language.

68 2024-05-27 05:38 *

sepples is fixable what
share what drugs youre on i didnt think posting this was good but its whats on my mind

69 2024-05-31 17:24

The only way to fix sepples is to declare it obsolete.

70 2024-05-31 22:51 *

damage is already done i disagree
gotten to the point that its purify by fire and brimstone and societal collapse

71 2024-06-01 14:28

Yeah that's another way to fix sepples
by mass-smashing computers
and developers

72 2024-06-02 00:27 *

the issue of these developers is a certain disintelliga cognitive hazard that runs deeper than cniles
some like to call it midwittery but that barely scratches the surface
getting rid of cnile developers isnt nearly enough

73 2024-06-03 06:45

Is your son a computer hacker?
Is your son obsessed with "Lunix"?

BSD, Lunix, Debian and Mandrake are all versions of an illegal hacker operation system, invented by a Soviet computer hacker named Linyos Torovoltos, before the Russians lost the Cold War. It is based on a program called "xenix", which was written by Microsoft for the US government. These programs are used by hackers to break into other people's computer systems to steal credit card numbers. They may also be used to break into people's stereos to steal their music, using the "mp3" program. Torovoltos is a notorious hacker, responsible for writing many hacker programs, such as "telnet", which is used by hackers to connect to machines on the internet without using a telephone.

Your son may try to install "lunix" on your hard drive. If he is careful, you may not notice its presence, however, lunix is a capricious beast, and if handled incorrectly, your son may damage your computer, and even break it completely by deleting Windows, at which point you will have to have your computer repaired by a professional.

If you see the word "LILO" during your windows startup (just after you turn the machine on), your son has installed lunix. In order to get rid of it, you will have to send your computer back to the manufacturer, and have them fit a new hard drive. Lunix is extremely dangerous software, and cannot be removed without destroying part of your hard disk surface.


74 2024-06-03 09:56


lost the cold war

You mean they - unlike you - were smart enough to avoid nuclear war.

75 2024-06-03 10:02

"Hey, I want that thing gone! There will be consequences, if you don't remove it"
*removes it himself in a huge explosion*
"Hey, this is top secet! You're looking, aren't you?"

76 2024-06-03 12:39

"The most hated sort, and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself, and not from the natural object of it. For money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural."
- Aristotle, Politics

77 2024-06-03 12:41 *

>>74 cope goy ww3 won

78 2024-06-03 23:34

Chapter X of Book IV of An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke.

Of our Knowledge of the Existence of a God

1. We are capable of knowing certainly that there is a God. Though God has given us no innate ideas of himself; though he has stamped no original characters on our minds, wherein we may read his being; yet having furnished us with those faculties our minds are endowed with, he hath not left himself without witness: since we have sense, perception, and reason, and cannot want a clear proof of him, as long as we carry ourselves about us. Nor can we justly complain of our ignorance in this great point; since he has so plentifully provided us with the means to discover and know him; so far as is necessary to the end of our being, and the great concernment of our happiness. But, though this be the most obvious truth that reason discovers, and though its evidence be (if I mistake not) equal to mathematical certainty: yet it requires thought and attention; and the mind must apply itself to a regular deduction of it from some part of our intuitive knowledge, or else we shall be as uncertain and ignorant of this as of other propositions, which are in themselves capable of clear demonstration. To show, therefore, that we are capable of knowing, i.e. being certain that there is a God, and how we may come by this certainty, I think we need go no further than ourselves, and that undoubted knowledge we have of our own existence.

2. For man knows that he himself exists. I think it is beyond question, that man has a clear idea of his own being; he knows certainly he exists, and that he is something. He that can doubt whether he be anything or no, I speak not to; no more than I would argue with pure nothing, or endeavour to convince nonentity that it were something. If any one pretends to be so sceptical as to deny his own existence, (for really to doubt of it is manifestly impossible,) let him for me enjoy his beloved happiness of being nothing, until hunger or some other pain convince him of the contrary. This, then, I think I may take for a truth, which every one's certain knowledge assures him of, beyond the liberty of doubting, viz. that he is something that actually exists.

3. He knows also that nothing cannot produce a being; therefore something must have existed from eternity. In the next place, man knows, by an intuitive certainty, that bare nothing can no more produce any real being, than it can be equal to two right angles. If a man knows not that nonentity, or the absence of all being, cannot be equal to two right angles, it is impossible he should know any demonstration in Euclid. If, therefore, we know there is some real being, and that nonentity cannot produce any real being, it is an evident demonstration, that from eternity there has been something; since what was not from eternity had a beginning; and what had a beginning must be produced by something else.

79 2024-06-04 09:03

If the designers of X-Windows built cars, there would be no fewer than five steering wheels hidden about the cockpit, none of which followed the same principles — but you’d be able to shift gears with your car stereo. Useful feature, that.

- Marus J. Ranum, Digital Equipment Corporation

80 2024-06-05 21:17

I have lost the game.

81 2024-06-06 12:51

You have lost the game.

82 2024-06-09 20:02 *

When will it finally be possible again to be free of surveillance without being lonely?

83 2024-06-13 16:53

It is obvious that atheists think that the world is much older than it really is, because that would make the spontaneous creation of life from non-life more likely. The world is not some 13B years old, but was created with an inherent age, just like the animals were created by God not as egg cells, but as complete organisms that one could not tell were just created. In the beginning, before the great flood of Noah, God had separated the waters from the waters, and the world was protected by a layer of water that blocked much cosmic radiation. This led to the C-14 levels being a lot lower than today, which makes anything dated to before the flood seem older than it is. Anyway, life can not be created from non-life as it not only needs all the right molecules for a cell, molecules that are difficult to create even synthetically, such as DNA, but also need them in very high concentration to make it possible to form a somewhat cell-looking structure out of them.

84 2024-06-15 15:35

What’s stopping you from hanging in meat space. The covid rules are over for over a year now

85 2024-06-16 19:21

becoming a communist just to piss off americans

86 2024-06-16 19:22

becoming a communist just to piss off americans

87 2024-06-16 19:23

becoming a communist just to piss off americans

88 2024-06-16 19:23

becoming a communist just to piss off americans

89 2024-06-16 20:23

Let Assange go, now!

90 2024-06-17 12:53 *

I'm the last survivor of a dead culture. And I don't really belong in the world anymore. And in some ways I feel I ought to be dead.

91 2024-06-17 22:20

Fortitudine vincimus

92 2024-06-17 22:22

becoming a capitalist just to piss off communists

93 2024-06-17 22:41

capitalism is shit. communism is urine. liberalism is cognac made from bedbugs.

94 2024-06-18 20:26

Cromwell brought the niggers from Africa into the commonwealth. The Crown rejected that.

Monarchy is the only real form of government, maybe supplemented by legislators elected from a popular pool via a lottery.

Democracy is the greatest tragedy ever foisted on the World. God damn Marx.

95 2024-06-21 13:52

Idea: democracy but every mandate is lifelong.

96 2024-06-21 16:52

Idea: democracy but the electorate can recall any representative at any time with a no confidence vote, as Lenin suggested in “The State and Revolution”

97 2024-06-22 09:39

> Isn't this just liquid democracy?

98 2024-06-22 09:39


99 2024-06-29 10:52

The Battle of Thermopylae was fought in 480 BC between the Achaemenid Persian Empire under Xerxes I and an alliance of Greek city-states led by Sparta under Leonidas I. Lasting over the course of three days, it was one of the most prominent battles of both the second Persian invasion of Greece and the wider Greco-Persian Wars.

The engagement at Thermopylae occurred simultaneously with the naval Battle of Artemisium: between July and September 480 BC. The second Persian invasion under Xerxes I was a delayed response to the failure of the first Persian invasion, which had been initiated by Darius I and ended in 490 BC by an Athenian-led Greek victory at the Battle of Marathon. By 480 BC, a decade after the Persian defeat at Marathon, Xerxes had amassed a massive land and naval force, and subsequently set out to conquer all of Greece. In response, the Athenian politician and general Themistocles proposed that the allied Greeks block the advance of the Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae while simultaneously blocking the Persian navy at the Straits of Artemisium.

Around the start of the invasion, a Greek force of approximately 7,000 men led by Leonidas marched north to block the pass of Thermopylae. The Persian army, estimated by ancient authors to number in the millions, and by modern scholars to be between 120,000 and 300,000 soldiers, arrived at Thermopylae by late August or early September. During two full days of battle, the Greeks blocked the only road by which the massive Persian army could traverse the narrow pass. After the second day, a local resident named Ephialtes revealed to the Persians the existence of a path leading behind the Greek lines. Subsequently, Leonidas, aware that his force was being outflanked by the Persians, dismissed the bulk of the Greek army and remained to guard their retreat along with 300 Spartans and 700 Thespians. It has been reported that others also remained, including up to 900 helots and 400 Thebans. With the exception of the Thebans, most of whom reportedly surrendered, the Greeks fought the Persians to the death in one of history's most famous last stands.

100 2024-06-30 18:04

guddang ephialtes ruined it

101 2024-07-01 16:52 *

Fight to the death. Yes, sure. Yes, very good. Good job.

102 2024-07-03 15:14


103 2024-07-04 12:09 *

this place has a population of 4 people and it's the same 4 lisp fags from lainchan #programming

104 2024-07-09 08:42

I like Angband!


You enter a maze of downward stairs.
This thread looks like a shitposting fest.
You see a icky post.
The icky posts touches you.

105 2024-07-10 15:29


It breathes... You die. (More)

I used to love Angband, but it's so dated without the depth or UX to justify itself.



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