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>> No. 411670 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 12:47 am
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Happy independece day lads.
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>> No. 411671 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 12:49 am
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Independence from what?
>> No. 411673 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 1:44 am
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OP's referencing what happened on this day a year ago.
>> No. 411674 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 1:49 am
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Famous bluegrass player Dr. Ralph Stanley passing away?
>> No. 411676 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 2:02 am
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Me coming out of the cast after the road accident? Well, er, thanks, I guess.
>> No. 411677 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 2:35 am
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What the fuck is even happening to this country. I like working my shit job, reading random shit, and occasionally getting high. But now the news has gotten me scared of eskimos and anyone who doesn't speak English and I'm worried that my pension is going to be fucked when I'm older.

How do I become less stupid.

Recommend me some books or something if you would, because I don't don't understand shit right now, and I feel like I should make more of an effort. First post this year and it's a sage.


>> No. 411628 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 6:36 am
/b/411628 Queens Speech
Today's the day, lads.

I'm eagerly looking forward to Her Maj's announcements that parliament will be abolished and that she will be taking charge of Brexit negotiations herself.
I'm still going to be surprised to learn what parliament is being replaced with though.
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>> No. 411667 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:08 pm
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No, I meant I don't understand this post >>411660.

>The House does not bow to the monarch.
Then what was meant by "bow on behalf of the entire House"?

>It's the same thing as taking first reading of another bill before debating the speech.
What is the same thing? And what do first readings have to do with this? The Queen isn't around for those.

>Black Rod is bowing on behalf of the House in the sense that he's acknowledging to the monarch that the House has complied with the her summons.
OK, but then, he's not bowing on behalf of the House, because that's not what that means. And that doesn't address what is meant by the Speaker bowing.
>> No. 411668 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:14 pm
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Googling this comes up with a B road near Norwich, a chemical compound, a transistor datasheet, a toner, and some sort of steel standard amongst many other things.
>> No. 411669 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:17 pm
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Oh wait I just understood what you meant by the first reading thing. Yes I remember that tradition.
>> No. 411672 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 1:31 am
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I've not seen so much.... whatever this condition is since fucking ambulancelad. Good God.
>> No. 411675 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 1:56 am
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When bills become law, the process involves two people in tricorn hats reading a list off a bit of goatskin and speaking French.

Constitutional ceremonies in this country are full of fine detail that has been around for hundreds of years. Don't worry if it doesn't make sense to you, because the chances are it barely made sense when they started doing it in the first place.


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>> No. 22131 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 8:20 pm
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Been having a go at this. Anyone else picked it up? It's bloody beautiful, possibly the nicest looking game I've ever seen, and generally it plays really smoothly. It's not without its issues, though, in fact little bits of the design are starting to grate. I've put in about ten hours or so now, and it is definitely on the road to that overwhelming Elder-Scrolls-esque objectives overload thing that I can't really be bothered with these days. There's also a lot of scavenging/crafting fetch quest shit that I'm expecting I'll get bored of at some point (but haven't yet, to be fair, they've not made it essential beyond the absolute basics like health and ammo). The facial animations are also ME-Andromeda bad at times, and whoever directed the narrative has obviously never heard of the maxim "show, don't tell", as it dictates the central story thread to you through NPC mouthpieces like an infant at times.

That, er, sounds a lot more negative than I meant it to. It's actually been really good fun so far for the most part. I'm guessing it was developed by a British team as there are little hints here and there, I just found a "remnant of the old world" data drive or whatever (a little bit of text, world-building and all that), which took a pot shot at the privatisation of the NHS, which was unexpected.
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>> No. 22139 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 4:37 pm
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I don't know where he's getting 36-37 from but the idea that plots can be reduced to a few basic arcs is something that George Frazer, Joseph Campbell and Jung addressed or developed. Vladimir Propp did a specific analysis of Russian folk tales, breaking them down and creating a sort of algorithm for them; the Aarne & Thompson index applies a similar theory to all folk tales.

There have been countless self-help tier novel-writing books in the past 30 years trying to cash in on the idea by pushing their own version of 'X archetypal plots' then selling tickets to their creative writing lecture tours. I'm guessing that's where all the strange numbers the previous poster has got that from.
>> No. 22140 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 8:07 pm
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I'd contend you could probably say there's only two or three if you really get to the foundation. A lot of books I read you could describe as "object X is powerful, group A must keep it away from Group B"

Doesn't mean Lord of the Rings and The Expanse feel that much alike, though.
>> No. 22141 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 8:37 pm
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I don't think that's a contention to anything in my post, I agree that it's all just degrees of reductionism and not particularly useful in most situations.
>> No. 22142 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 1:05 am
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I wasn't contending you, more Jung et al, or the self help tier novel coaches.

I agree with you. I think the way our schools teach the dissection of writing has a lot to do with it.
>> No. 22143 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 1:51 am
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In most meaningful dramas, plot is secondary to character development. The tedious sixth-form example would be Waiting for Godot, a play in which nothing happens, twice. The problem for video games is that character development is often at odds with play. The more developed the protagonist is, the less able we are to inhabit them as an avatar. Expository scenes tend to be tedious cinematics that players either skip through or wish that they could. A lot of game writers just write a movie that is interspersed within a game. "Scripted" is often a pejorative term when applied to games - there's a very fine balance between telling a story and removing agency from the player.

I think that games will eventually develop their own unique grammar, with very little resemblance to traditional media. Portal manages to tell a really compelling story in a manner that is completely unique to gaming. Fallout 3 has a traditional narrative arc, but with lots of little side-arcs and bits of mise-en-scene that are entirely optional. They have starkly different approaches to the problem of agency. Portal gives the player an illusion of choice, while ultimately pushing them towards a bleak and futile conclusion; Fallout 3 gives the player real and meaningful choices that have lasting repercussions. See also Papers, Please, The Binding of Isaac, The Stanley Parable and The Beginner's Guide.


>> No. 58165 Are Moaty
21st June 2017
Wednesday 8:09 am
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>> No. 58168 Ambulancelad
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:03 pm
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I thought the mods had disabled autoplay.
>> No. 58169 Are Moaty
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:07 pm
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Hiding threads should disable autoplay... or so i thought.
>> No. 58170 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:39 pm
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Mods can still make things autoplay if they want.
The downside is that when you're logged in as a mod, deleted posts are still visible, so even if it's deleted, it still autoplays until it's bumped away.
>> No. 58171 YubYub
23rd June 2017
Friday 12:06 am
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OK, well, on behalf of all posters, in future would you mind not posting a load of annoying autoplaying videos in star, no matter how drunk you may be at the time?
>> No. 58172 Auntiefucker
23rd June 2017
Friday 12:12 am
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Yes, I would mind.


>> No. 10582 Anonymous
17th May 2017
Wednesday 12:20 pm
/beat/10582 What you feeling right now? - Part IV, The Revenge of the Feeling.
The last thread ate all of my ram and crashed my browser when I tried to open it, so here is a new thread.
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>> No. 10623 Anonymous
14th June 2017
Wednesday 4:35 am
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At work right now it seems like things are just going round in circles and we're just repeating the same conversations over and over.
>> No. 10624 Anonymous
14th June 2017
Wednesday 7:27 pm
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Nice video etc.
>> No. 10625 Anonymous
17th June 2017
Saturday 7:29 pm
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She loves me, lads.
>> No. 10627 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 5:51 am
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Seriously check this out. It made my hair stand up.
>> No. 10628 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:07 pm
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>> No. 7026 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 2:50 pm
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Hello .gs,

I'm not sure if this is /emo/, /£$€¥/ or /job/ but I'm throwing my lot in here.

I've just moved into a situation for the first time in my life where I'll be able to make a start at making savings. I've just finished up with the university student life, and I've been lucky enough to land a job that pays a a pretty high salary (18.5k take-home, not including overtime). It's a job I can do well, and I can see myself putting at least 5 years into it.

The trouble is, I have no idea where to start when it comes to savings beyond immediately getting out of the student overdraft. I have no credit card debt or any other kind of debt beyond the overdraft, into which I am about 1.5k deep.

I don't know anything about investing and I don't expect to learn anything in-depth about it from an imageboard - instead I'm looking for anecdotal advice, stuff that's worked personally for people.


I have about ~£150-200 a week that I can save/invest after I clear my overdraft. What should I do with it?

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>> No. 7029 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 4:55 pm
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Would you mind repeating that in sentence form?
>> No. 7030 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 6:36 pm
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Do you actually have any aims/goals financially?
>> No. 7031 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 8:41 pm
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Pay the overdraft off first - you have very few borrowings (a good thing) but to become relatively well-off you need to make sure you're not paying interest or charges anywhere, whilst you save that much a week. Most overdrafts have charges of some kind.

After that, get an ISA.

Whatever you're doing, keep doing it.
>> No. 7032 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 8:46 pm
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>but to become relatively well-off you need to make sure you're not paying interest or charges anywhere,
So no doing anything silly like buying a house. Or, in fact, anything of any substantial value whatsoever.
>> No. 7033 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:03 pm
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>Anyone ever gone with Habib bank? My mate said to work with them but I don't know if they're dodgy.
What do you? Like open a savings account with them? Explain further please.


>> No. 410705 Anonymous
26th May 2017
Friday 6:22 pm
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How're you keeping cool in the weather?
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>> No. 410774 Anonymous
29th May 2017
Monday 11:06 am
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I don't measure it at all, just fill the glass halfway with yogurt, chuck the salt in then top it up with milk. I don't see how it could give anyone heartburn but hey ho.
>> No. 410775 Anonymous
29th May 2017
Monday 1:32 pm
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Don't be offended mate. It was a good acid.
>> No. 411608 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:47 pm
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I need one of these
>> No. 411665 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 8:42 pm
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Thank fuck its over.
>> No. 411666 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 9:25 pm
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I'm slightly disappointed that we didn't top the 1976 Heatwave after all that suffering. Typical British weather to not put the effort in.

>it gave me really bad heartburn

This might not be related but I've also been getting heartburn lately in sync with the heat. Initially I thought it was just the coffee but after giving that up a couple of weeks back and reading online it appears there is some anecdotal evidence of a connection between heartburn and extreme heat.


>> No. 5456 Anonymous
4th April 2014
Friday 3:02 am
/lit/5456 Vurt
This was really good.
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>> No. 6600 Anonymous
28th May 2017
Sunday 9:53 am
6600 Robert Shearman - They do the same things different there
An overlooked gem of a book. The weakest stories in here are horror, because horror isn't scary, but the weird things and particularly the characters are brilliant; humanly portrayed and touching descriptions. Apparently the author's best known for writing for Doctor Who and frankly that's a shame because he's clearly so much better than that. Highly recommended.
>> No. 6601 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 9:57 am
6601 J. P. Donleavy - The Onion Eaters
A man with three testicles inherits a castle which is then subsequently invaded by a parade of fucking strange people with a variety of perversions. This doesn't seem to have any real plot to speak of but the prose is interesting if confusing at times. Gormenghast-lite with a cast of lewd Monty Python-esque characters.
>> No. 6602 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 10:02 am
6602 Robert Shearman - Remember Why You Fear Me
Another of Shearman's short story collections. Really excellent writing, not the 'horror' genre-fiction it's touted as. These cover images are really inappropriate for the content, frankly.
For whatever reason, most of the stories in this collection are car crash, divorce/adultery and/or Christmas themed. Some really quite sinister stuff, even to read in this heat.
>> No. 6603 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 9:00 pm
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Sounds interesting. If not horror, how would you describe the stories? Eerie or tense?
>> No. 6604 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 9:19 pm
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Of the two, eerie. Sinister was my adjective of choice.


>> No. 411395 Anonymous
17th June 2017
Saturday 10:36 am
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Lads, I cannot cope.

It's only half 10 and I'm sweating like a black man on a rape charge.
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>> No. 411655 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 10:35 pm
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Today was the worst day so far, muggy as fuck.
>> No. 411656 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 11:12 pm
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Seen two lads around here wearing leather jackets in this heat. Both white though, but how do people do it? They must be drenched in sweat, surely.
>> No. 411657 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 11:35 pm
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I like it, you guys are fucked when our Lizard Overlords win the forever war.
>> No. 411659 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 2:18 pm
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We won't be beaten that easily. We'd live in the dunes and make war with them.
>> No. 411661 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 3:16 pm
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I find today even more unpleasant.

Also, I went for lunch with a coworker and had spicy curry at a Thai restaurant. And I mean, spicy. Excellent food really, it was sort of a mango/peach/pineapple chicken curry with loads of chili in it. Very well prepared and tasty. But it really got me sweating like a pig.


>> No. 11347 Anonymous
7th June 2017
Wednesday 3:32 pm
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I hate the place I work, I don't interact with my colleagues, nobody knows who I am and I'm not interested in knowing them, the guy I primarily work with is an utter cunt and I hate him. I don't like what I do (quality engineering, non software), it's dull and I don't feel like I contribute to anything. I hate where I live, it's an utter shithole and I don't know anyone here. All my m8s are in London and I've had the most forgettable year of my life, I just go to work then come home and masturbate I don't speak to anyone outside of work and barely anyone inside it. The only job with a salary higher than what I I've got now (which is enough but not impressive, 24k) which I've been approached about is basically the same role as I have now but in somewhere different and equally unappealing. Jobsites only list business development, recruitment, sales or IT, none of which I have an interest in or am qualified to do. I don't have any hard skills, I'm not an engineer. I feel trapped and I hate the situation.
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>> No. 11389 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:29 pm
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They should both go cuddle in the fridge.
>> No. 11390 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:45 pm
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Maybe it's the lack of tone through the keyboard. But I think your message has the opposite effect from what was intended. I get what you are trying to do, but you shouldn't attempt to defuse anger by telling a person what to do, (even to calm down) it has the opposite effect. It feels like you reprimanding me because of my naughty language, whilst letting >>11383 'get away with it' who more importantly than using naughty language was entirely dismissive really of any kind of emotional turmoil or need of >>11382. Which to me is much less constructive antisocial behaviour and worth highlighting as bad behaviour.
>> No. 11391 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:15 pm
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>Maybe it's the lack of tone through the keyboard.

I've said this for a long time now. People need to analyze what's said and then decide to fly off the handle.
>> No. 11392 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:20 pm
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Lads I apologise. OP pissed me off a bit. I will excuse myself from this thread now since there isn't much I can contribute. I still maintain that OP is a twat and deserves the predicament he is in.
>> No. 11397 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:18 am
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How did it go with the doctor OP? Hope you're alright.


>> No. 8129 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 9:51 pm
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Simply check out this guy's skills. I met him in hospital and he says that he plays a little basketball. ..

Sorry for formatting I'm on my phone
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>> No. 8130 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 11:46 pm
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I think Boris's backwards one is more impressive.
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16th June 2017
Friday 9:06 am
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>> No. 8132 Anonymous
17th June 2017
Saturday 9:29 am
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Well I will say that Boris did a pretty good job but my guy had much more talent.
>> No. 8134 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 10:08 am
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This thread inspired me to shoot some hoops for the first time in years. I now remember why I stopped going to my local court: it's under a flyover that's so low that the ball scrapes it whenever you shoot a good jumpshot.


>> No. 24313 Anonymous
17th November 2016
Thursday 7:50 pm
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1000 posts in the old one, time for a new one.

/101/ing cockends who park across your drive when there is clearly a car parked in there.
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>> No. 25416 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 10:02 pm
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BBC News have left the work experience lad in charge of the desk again.
>> No. 25417 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 10:03 pm
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I think the make up lady stood on Huw's foot and never said sorry or something.
>> No. 25418 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 10:28 pm
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I've watched a bit of HIGNFY for the first time in ages. Nowadays it seems to be largely reading out Twitter posts by the general public.
>> No. 25419 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 11:02 pm
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I'm not missing anything then, thankfully.
>> No. 25420 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 10:25 pm
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I wish those little shits who still have the 'I'm voting labour' stickers or the terminally offended Tories would leave ARE LAURA alone. Her article today was about the Queens speech being a sign of May's decline and yet even Corbynistas are having a go.

You never see Nick Robinson getting this level of abuse and he has more than enough skeletons in his closet. If you're wondering, I use social media as a news aggregate which it performs very well at.


>> No. 407828 Anonymous
7th January 2017
Saturday 1:36 pm
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Weekend thread? Weekend thread.

How's it going, lads?
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>> No. 411640 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 3:19 pm
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It goes pass, merit, distinction. I understand that only the latter two give you a way into uni.
>> No. 411642 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 4:11 pm
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Bollocks. Russel group onwards might turn their noses up but I assure you somewhere nice like Chester won't care.
>> No. 411643 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 4:21 pm
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I hope so. I'm definitely underachieving in life.

Oh, also I lied about having a C in English to get on the course, so I need to sort that.
>> No. 411645 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 4:44 pm
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The overwhelming majority of access courses are based on the Access to HE Diploma. These courses include 45 graded credits, each graded at pass, merit or distinction. If you're on one of these courses, what counts is the aggregate of all your grades, not just the grade for your final assignment. Talk to your tutor to confirm exactly what qualification you're being awarded and what your grades are, then check the UCAS website.

>Oh, also I lied about having a C in English to get on the course, so I need to sort that.

A lot of less-selective universities don't care about your GCSE grades, especially if you've got a qualification with an equivalent Key Skills component.
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21st June 2017
Wednesday 4:59 pm
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>A lot of less-selective universities don't care about your GCSE grades, especially if you've got a qualification with an equivalent Key Skills component.

I can personally confirm this having gotten into (and finished) university without any GCSEs. The reference I got from a passed employer was incredibly shitty as well so I guess nobody cares to look into that either.


>> No. 411421 Anonymous
18th June 2017
Sunday 12:05 am
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What's it like living on a council estate?
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>> No. 411558 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 12:34 pm
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And the U.S. version with William H. Macy was shit right out the gate.

That said, in my old neighbourhood where I used to live, there was a local bum/drunk who would spend his days hanging about in front of shops and begging people for money. He was known by everybody and he looked like an identical twin of Frank Gallagher in the U.S. series, so my friends and I started calling him Shameless. "Look, there's Shameless again, bumming a few quid for fags and booze off people like he always does".
>> No. 411611 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:07 pm
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We had one of those but he also enjoyed hurling homophobic and racist abuse at people so they evicted him and moved him to Blackpool. He had a Facebook account with no photo, nothing written on and about 7 friends. Sam Rimmer was one of his friends and has the same surname and an excellent resemblance so I assume they're related. Sam Rimmer got done for raping an 84-year-old.

I only mention it because he doesn't look like Frank Gallagher, so that's how he differs from yours.

He used to dress as a pretend workman too with a hi-vis jacket and hard hat he'd obviously stolen. I've always been a bit wary of workmen since and before that they were almost like invisible people to me the way they could go around and do anything and you just assume they're supposed to be there.
>> No. 411627 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 3:10 am
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Well "my" Shameless lad was wearing the same worn out bordeaux red corduroy blazer every day, summer or winter. I guess even as the neighbourhood bum, he still had some residual pride in himself and wanted to look as smart as you could on one bottle of vodka and a packet of fags a day. He was either not aware, or it didn't matter to him that his blazer had beer stains and cigarette burn marks all over, and really looked like it hadn't been cleaned in ten years. He was behind me in the queue in a supermarket once, buying a tin of Tesco generic beer with a whole handful of change. He smelled utterly unpleasant. But oh well. He never hurt anybody, even when he was noticeably off his tits, he would just doze peacefully on a bench under a tree somewhere. And just maybe deep down under all that dirt, poverty and destitution was once a decent human being who had just completely lost his way in life.
>> No. 411631 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 9:14 am
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My Shameless lad was behind me in the queue in Sainsbury's once (it's just our nearest supermarket) and was trying to engage his whole queue and the one next along in conversation at once about how he only wanted a meatball butty and you can't argue with 30p for five Basic Razors. Everyone was averting their eyes and forcefully ignoring him and happily he didn't spot me.
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21st June 2017
Wednesday 12:57 pm
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My Shameless lad would usually just mumble unintelligible stuff to himself. Or he would indeed stop you in the street and ask if you had a few pence for him. But also in a very mumbly kind of way.

The most peculiar thing about him was his voice. He wasn't really all that old, maybe not even 35. But decades of booze and fags had given him a gravelled voice that made him sound well into his 60s. In a way, he sounded worse than my granddad who lived to be 75.


>> No. 411568 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 4:19 pm
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Reading through the privacy policy of a popular VOIP service I noticed this:
>Our Services currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals and operate as described in this Privacy Policy whether or not a DNT signal is received, as there is no consistent industry standard for compliance.

And then:
>The Company is based in the United States. No matter where you are located, you consent to the processing and transferring of your information in and to the U.S. and other countries

2 questions:
Who, if anybody, is pushing for industry compliance with DNT requests?
Wouldn't any single countries standard be nullified by processing data in a less stringent country?
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>> No. 411580 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:49 pm
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Ha to both answers.

There is nothing legal or binding in DNT flags, they're advisory only. Data protection laws, when you're working globally, are very complex and somewhat contradictory. Next May when GDPR comes into force, at least most of us on this side of the atlantic will have harmonised laws (for a few months, at least).
>> No. 411632 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 10:32 am
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Well, that is one way to watch porn in public.


>> No. 1795 Anonymous
27th May 2011
Friday 6:32 pm
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ITT: Workplace annoyances.

I'll get the ball rolling - having to bring in pastries on your birthday. I know it's cheaper if people bring their own in on their birthday instead of chipping in every time someone in the office has a birthday, but it's still fucking annoying having to fork out on your birthday.
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>> No. 11381 Anonymous
17th June 2017
Saturday 2:53 am
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Our generation aren't even going to get state pensions lad. Big trouble soon come.
>> No. 11393 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:45 pm
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People who slice apples with knives at their desks.
>> No. 11394 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 8:11 pm
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>People who slice apples with knives at their desks.

It really depends on the type of knife they're using.

For example: Someone slicing an apple at their desk with a small paring knife is reasonable enough. Slicing it with a nice opinel folding knife marks you as a fine chap of distinction. If someone was sat at their desk slicing an apple with a bread knife, I would be handing in my notice and getting a hundred miles away from them as soon as I could.
>> No. 11395 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 10:29 pm
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I haven't seen the knife, but it makes an awful jarring noise when it's slicing through. Also, eating apples in this manner is completely wrong.
>> No. 11396 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 10:35 pm
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At least they weren't stabbing it and shouting "take that, mummy!"


>> No. 2130 Anonymous
31st March 2010
Wednesday 11:01 am
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Are there any 'resting actors' out there?

I'm back up to about a litre of whisky a day again. :(
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>> No. 7906 Anonymous
5th August 2016
Friday 4:16 am
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Surprised that posted since I'm abroad. But * is the way apparently. Also apologies if it's disjointed. I feel like I had a lot more to say/explain but it's late and fuck it all I'll probably delete it later anyway. Take care lads.
>> No. 7907 Anonymous
6th August 2016
Saturday 3:57 am
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>I am always wondering what the limit is on how much a person can take from life.
I used to wonder that myself when I was tanking away every night. Now I'm not, I don't. I haven't replaced alcohol with anything more "enjoyable". Getting shitfaced is enjoyable; it's all the other stuff, like life, and health (both mental and physical), that gets in the way, that tend to make alcoholism a stressful, miserable existence.

I no longer spend my days wondering why I bother to carry on existing. I'll go out on a limb and suggest that that's a mindset borne of your current addiction.

Don't delete your post. You'll want to look back on it later, one way or another, trust me.
>> No. 7908 Anonymous
11th August 2016
Thursday 3:07 pm
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Got a wee bit too drunk yesterday and overstayed my welcome at a pub; woke up with bruises and scratches over my neck and a bit of a sprained ankle.

Too much booze and going out alone never end well for me, especially now that the results from regular weightlifting are starting to show and people think I'm an intimidating drunk. I need to re-learn my limits with alcohol.
>> No. 7909 Anonymous
2nd September 2016
Friday 12:04 pm
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For whatever reason I really liked this post and have found an excuse to browse back to it repeatedly over the last few weeks which have been quite eventful for me and seen an enormous increase in my own alcohol intake after a good couple of years on the trot of being quite a good boy. I don't know if it's because I can always see Clint Eastwood out of the corner of my eye or because the euphemism of "overstaying your welcome" particularly tickles me but I imagine you're really cool for some reason.

Just today I bunked off work and am now pretty certainly fired as a result and my mate who lives abroad now asked me why by text and I said "a wake and bake got slightly out of hand". Something about how I was distancing myself from it, as though I magically found myself drunk and high at 11am on a workday, made me want to come back to this post and enjoy it once again.

In general I feel I have learned a lot from this thread despite almost never posting in it. It has been a near-constant presence in my life for a good part of what I am now coming to accept is going to be a lifelong on-off struggle with the demon drink. Thanks guys. I'm raising a glass to every single one of you, even the guy who advised me to take up GHB when my granddad died, which was definitely not good advice as I learned the hard way.

Sage for WKD-brunch induced ramblings.
>> No. 7945 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 9:14 pm
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Moved across the street from a garage that sells booze 24/7. Can see the fucker from my front door.


>> No. 82573 Anonymous
8th June 2017
Thursday 6:27 am
/pol/82573 2017 General Election polling day/results thread
Morning, lads.

As per .gs tradition, it's time for the separate polling day/results thread.

Results are expected slightly earlier than previous years as there's no local elections at the same time.
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>> No. 83013 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 1:04 pm
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>The Scottish champions Celtic will play Northern Ireland’s Linfield or La Fiorita of San Marino in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.

>With Celtic drawn away for the first leg, the possibility of them playing in Belfast on 12 July, a key date in the marching calendar, is potentially problematic for security services given past sectarian tensions.

That's that, then. Troubles 2.0 all but confirmed.
>> No. 83014 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 7:09 pm
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Double Troubles.
>> No. 83015 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 6:33 pm
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>We don't all pay the national debt, the government does. But yes, the government could decide to not issue gilts and refuse to meet its obligation to its debtors.

Government is supposed to be our representative. If the government is in debt, that ultimately means we are too.

>You've yet to explain why it should though.

Because it is stifling human development and benefiting the most power hungry.

>Profound though it may be to point out that countries and governments and debts are all just in our mind maaan, the reality is that we have collectively agreed to give these institutions meaning and legitimacy and power. I don't think you're going to convince anyone that we shouldn't if you're not able to even begin to develop your case.

Less collectively agreed and more just accepted without question how things are or put up with because no alternative is provided.

It's not just the institutions themselves that are the problem though, it's also the people who are given the power to run them (not always elected either). Government offers a type of power that attracts a high percentage of sociopaths/psychopaths/narcissists and all the rest of it.
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>> No. 83016 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:13 pm
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Apparently there's going to be a legal challenge over whether this breaches the Good Friday agreement, so the double trouble may not bubble.
>> No. 83017 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:56 pm
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Electing people in government isn't always a good idea. Just look at the USA for a good example of this. I don't want public officials afraid of doing the right thing for fear of losing their bid for re-election. It's bad enough they've got us electing police commissioners, but just look at this sample ballot. The majority of the positions there have no business being on it. Elected officials end up wanting to consolidate power, which means either pandering to the voters or working to disenfranchise them, rather than carrying out one's duties without fear or favour.


>> No. 411314 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 8:32 pm
/b/411314 Firecrackers
Hello /b/

I've recently got access to a camera that can film a decent bit of slowmo, what's the legally of getting some small firecrackers to blow up some watermelons with? I would be done on private property of course.
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>> No. 411575 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 8:12 pm
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There's only so much Ashens I can watch. He's mildly amusing, but not funny enough for his veritable library of videos reviewing tat he has now to have enough original comedy in them.
>> No. 411578 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:45 pm
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Yeah I know what you mean. He seems to actually enjoy collecting pound shop tat, which leads me to believe he might actually be boring as fuck if you knew him.
>> No. 411609 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:56 pm
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I think he had success with a certain type of video a long long time ago. And now he's stuck in the trap of wanting to move onto different things, but having to keep making similar videos because that's what's earning him a living.
>> No. 411610 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 6:14 pm
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He has a PhD in psychology. I can't tell if it's a tragic waste of a good mind, or a damning indictment of the social sciences.
>> No. 411612 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:12 pm
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I wonder if he's a full time YouTuber though? It's not like his content is production intensive.

He also has a channel with a Jamie Oliver rip off YouTube bloke, and Ashens seems like a comic mastermind compared to that fella.


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>> No. 12708 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 11:46 pm
/news/12708 Manchester
This doesn't look good.
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>> No. 13107 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:49 pm
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Of course he would have died anyway. Just probably not right there, right then, shortly after being hit by a van.
>> No. 13110 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:08 pm
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>Theresa May has said the Finsbury Park igloo attack justifies her plan to impose a raft of regulations on the internet.
>The Prime Minister was speaking outside 10 Downing Street after a white van ploughed into eskimo worshippers following prayers at the north London igloo, leaving one dead and 10 injured.
>"This Government will act to stamp out extremist and hateful ideology, both across society and on the internet," she said.

For a man with a hammer every problem is a nail I guess. I wonder if Labour will support this or fight it tooth and nail by abstaining on votes or getting mysterious flu-like symptoms that never quite go away.

Lads we're better than this. It's not about snowdrifts it's about low hanging fruit that everyone is going to repeat ad nauseam like we're living in an Eddie Izzard dystopia.

Before you post think, do you really want to lay awake at night in fear of the midnight knock from beret wearing secret police asking 'have you got flaaaag'?

I can't imagine the van helped matters.
>> No. 13111 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:28 pm
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I think it is better to ban vans.
>> No. 13112 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:35 pm
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She really has no morals whatsoever. Christ.
>> No. 13113 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:45 pm
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>getting mysterious flu-like symptoms that never quite go away.

I believe the correct medical term is 'selective diabetes'.


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