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>> No. 15041 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 5:43 pm
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/drag-queens-banned-from-performing-at-free-pride-glasgow-event-over-fears-acts-will-offend-trans-10405214.html

>Drag queens banned from performing at Free Pride Glasgow event over fears acts will offend trans people

[...]

>The organisation said in a statement that it hopes to create a safe space for all members of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual) community, and that while the decision may "disappoint" some people "the needs of the most marginalised groups within our community come first."

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>Free Pride Glasgow said: “It was felt that it [drag performance] would make some of those who were transgender or questioning their gender uncomfortable. It was felt by the group within the Trans/Non Binary Caucus that some drag performance, particularly cis drag, hinges on the social view of gender and making it into a joke, however transgender individuals do not feel as though their gender identity is a joke.”


Life rarely takes the piss out of itself like this. It almost sounds like the plot of a South Park episode.
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>> No. 15666 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 12:46 pm
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>>15664

This isn't to detract from any biological qualities women do have, but I suspect that the greater longevity in lifespan statistics of women versus men owes at least in part to the smaller chance, on average, of death or injury at work, less chance of violent assault or suicide, and less risky behaviour generally.

It irks me a bit when people take stats at face value. Even my favourite economists come out with phrases like "the hardier constitution of women". Fair enough, it may be true, but you can't just take lifespan alone.

I would be interested to read about the illness and pain comparisons you mention, though.
>> No. 15667 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:02 pm
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>>15666

A 65 year old woman would expect to live about three years longer than a 65 year old man, so the difference in life expectancy isn't just young men doing daft things. The gap has been narrowing, partly due to a reduction in workplace deaths, partly because of the decline in smoking and partly due to the increase in female obesity.

Weird as it may seem, loneliness may be one of the biggest factors explaining the gap - it has a drastic effect on your life expectancy and older men are far more likely to be lonely than older women.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/223190/life_expectancy.pdf
>> No. 15669 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:19 pm
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>>15667
>A 65 year old woman would expect to live about three years longer than a 65 year old man, so the difference in life expectancy isn't just young men doing daft things.

Good point on loneliness, but this does presume that none of the daft stuff men do in their youth have physical or mental effects going into their sixties.
>> No. 15674 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 2:05 pm
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>>15666

I think the biggest impact on longevity is your lifestyle. Men tend to not look after themselves as well as women, by and large. In general, women go to the NHS-recommended regular health check ups more than men, and they also go to see a doctor sooner when something seems to actually be wrong.

Also, men are more drawn to savoury foods and saturated fats in their diets than women, who generally prefer lighter and vegetarian dishes. Men also drink loads more beer and alcohol than women and also smoke more.

What also has an effect is that it is usually men who work physically demanding jobs such as builders or technicians. That kind of work puts loads of stress on your body as well over the decades.

You can see that in men who reach very old age, i.e. 80 or 90 or even beyond. Most of them looked after themselves well their whole lives, and they were generally educated knowledge workers in the widest sense with quiet desk jobs during their professional lives.

So even if you were born male, there is a lot you can do to influence your individual life expectancy.

On the other hand, genes also play a role in your resilience. There are people who smoked their entire lives - in moderation - and drank a pint or two every night and still lived to be 90. It is thought that they simply carry more robust genes than most people and are thus able to withstand environmental stress better.

What you shouldn't do is assume that you will be one of those people, and smoke and drink your whole life hoping that it's not going to have an effect on you.
>> No. 15675 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 2:16 pm
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>>15674

I'm convinced in the world of medical marvel we live in, that the main difference between someone who lives to 80 or 90 Vs someone who dies earlier is mostly luck. Obviously being healthy will help, but if the NHS can keep someone like my grandad going, a career fireman who smoked 40 a day until he was 65, then I'm convinced a couple of cheeseburgers isn't going to be what stops me from hitting that age.

Physical jobs definitely knack you up though. Most head chefs look about twenty years older than they are. Ramsey's barely 50 ffs.

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>> No. 418310 Anonymous
2nd July 2018
Monday 1:01 pm
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New week thread.

What is happening in your life?
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>> No. 418804 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:22 am
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>>418803
My hero.
>> No. 418805 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 8:45 am
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>>418802

Being left handed, my left hand has always been my wank hand since early youth. So I never had any problems using my mouse and wanking off simultaneously.
>> No. 418806 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 9:31 am
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>>418805

I started out left hand wanking, then one day I got a cramp in my arm and couldn't do it anymore, so switched to the right and have been ever since. I can't do it with the left hand to this day, some 15 years after the incident.

I don't know if I managed to wank so much I permanently damaged my arm or something.
>> No. 418807 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:49 pm
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In wales for the week
>> No. 418808 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 2:12 pm
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>>418806

My ex girlfriend actually asked me once how I do it every day, wanking off without getting carpal tunnel. To her, it felt like a real effort whenever she was wanking me off.

So I asked her, what about when she got herself off. Rubbing your G spot to climax doesn't really seem to be much less effort. She then rightly said that she never felt the need to do it up to two times a day. And that she usually used a vibrator because it was so much more convenient.

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>> No. 25832 Anonymous
24th September 2017
Sunday 10:16 pm
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The old thread is well over 30MB, so I think we're due a new one.

Some cunt threw a firecracker in front of my bike today. If I hadn't seen the little scrote and his little scrote mates running I wouldn't have noticed until it was too late.
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>> No. 27212 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 8:14 am
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>>27210
I genuinely have no idea what is supposed to be objectionable about what you've quoted. A diverse curriculum, oh... no?
>> No. 27213 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 11:40 am
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>>27212
Not him, but it's a full house in buzzword bingo.
>> No. 27214 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:25 pm
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>>27210

>queer eskimo woman

I doubt that is true, it is far too internally contradictory, I've yet to meet the eskimo family where their father wouldn't beat their daughter up and down the house for being queer.

I have heterosexual eskimo friends who maintained the charade that they were sleeping in separate beds into their 30s until they got married (which they felt pressured to do). When I stayed with my own girlfriend’s parents in Turkey I had to maintain the charade that I was just a friend and sleep in a separate bed, whilst in a great exercise in double think the neighbours were told we were married because they aren't as open minded about a mid-30s women having male friends.
>> No. 27215 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:56 pm
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>>27210
From my experience in student politics, I'd say the majority of people involved have good intentions, but they're so caught up in social justice dogma that they come across as arseholes.

I was briefly involved with my uni's fisherperson campaign group, and attended a meeting where they drew up a list of their allies and enemies. Enemies included the uni's Jewish society (as Israel-Palestine is a fisherperson issue and good fisherpersons are pro Palestine), the city's women's centre (too many cis women who have problems sharing their space with trans women), and the uni's atheist/agnostic society (they had a female former eskimo come in to do a talk about why she moved away from Islam and into atheism - this was Islamophobic.)

I don't think there was any malice behind these groups being labelled as enemies, it was just the logical conclusion of their particular brand of social justice.
>> No. 27216 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 2:11 pm
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>>27215

>I don't think there was any malice behind these groups being labelled as enemies, it was just the logical conclusion of their particular brand of social justice.


I'm sure you're right, but I'm still imagining the response they'd have to any other group even jokingly refering to any minority group as an enemy. Fucking hell.

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>> No. 9430 Anonymous
26th January 2016
Tuesday 10:09 pm
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Huddersfield charity shop finally says goodbye to a shutter which lasted 26 years


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-charity-shop-finally-says-10780879

That's it. That's literally it. A charity shop has replaced one of its roller shutters after having the same one for 26 years. It's all go in Huddersfield.

I challenge you lads to find a more pointless news story than this.
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>> No. 15660 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:38 am
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>The second question is, what do you do with a 50-pound watermelon. For a good number of people, that's one third of their entire body weight.

Bore a hole in it and hope my parents don't see it.
>> No. 15668 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:07 pm
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>> No. 15670 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:40 pm
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>>15668

Kind of fulfills certain racist stereotypes about black African-Americans and watermelons.
>> No. 15671 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:45 pm
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>>15670

Black people like watermelon, racist people made it a cartoonish stereotype.
>> No. 15672 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 1:51 pm
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>>15671

What about all the whiteys who like watermelon too?

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>> 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. 12426 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 7:52 pm
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We had a work experience lad in today and he couldn't even muster the fucking grace to at least pretend to be interested, and wouldn't pay attention to any of the instructions I gave him and assumed that as he'd been shown a similar process before, he knew all the software for this separate process, then fucked it up so I had to take the mouse off him and fix it every time. Fucking public school kid and all. Stupid haircut and those faded red chino shorts. Explains the massive sense of entitlement and complete faith in his own non-existent judgement.

I'm almost glad to be going to a funeral tomorrow instead of having to spend time with him again. I hope he gets bullied back at Prufrock Prep or wherever the upper classes board their turds, the little git.
>> No. 12427 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 7:58 pm
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>>12425
>I have a towel in the car I put on the steering wheel. I also leave the windows slightly ajar.
None of us really want to know what you get up to in car parks at night.
>> No. 12428 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 8:16 pm
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>>12426
>Explains the massive sense of entitlement and complete faith in his own non-existent judgement

Whilst many public school kids are twats, this unwarranted faith in their ability isn't just limited to them. If we ever hire a graduate fresh out of university then they generally don't take notes when they're being trained because they're confident they can remember it all, which inevitably leads to them monumentally fucking up about the second or third time they attempt to do it; the company I work for prefers to employ graduates who've spent a year or so in a dead-end job because they're far more grounded and switched on.
>> No. 12429 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 8:21 pm
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>>12428
I've just escaped after 4 years in a shit graduate job and I still don't take notes.
>> No. 12432 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 11:43 am
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>>12426

Not gonna lie mate but at 16 or however old I was when I did work experience I didn't give a fuck either, sure you didn't too.

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>> No. 61153 Samefag
19th July 2018
Thursday 8:50 am
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Happy July 19th, chaps
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>> No. 61154 Crabkiller
19th July 2018
Thursday 10:50 am
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Has it been that long since the ice age ended already?

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>> No. 27138 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 2:34 am
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My 15 year old doggo is going for a 'check up' tomorrow, I don't think he's gonna come home. I just had a really emotional goodbye with my faithful friend of 15 years. He's the best dog ever. I'm crying my eyes out. I know it's for the best, I don't I've ever seen him unhappy until now.

Why can't dogs live forever?
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>> No. 27139 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 3:00 am
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>>27138
We don’t deserve dogs, m8. They’re too pure. You have my condolences.
>> No. 27140 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 6:52 am
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Hope it's a false alarm and fixable - feel for you.
(just fished an SD card out of my puppy's mouth. Think of the good times...)
>> No. 27141 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 8:39 am
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>>27138

Keep us posted mate.

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>> No. 3412 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 9:05 pm
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Alright lads, moving to South Shields in about a month for studying. Any experience of it/newcastle/whatever else is there?

I know that they'll like me there because I'm a haggis merchant - any good recommendations for pubs, music venues? I'm not much for nightclubs but I'm sure the people in the uni accommodations will drag me out to the shit ones.
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>> No. 3420 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 12:46 pm
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>>3419
Yeah but they don't have a drive-thru Greggs.
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 12:50 pm
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>>3420

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/not-drill-newcastle-first-drive-14750059.amp

Soon.
>> No. 3422 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 6:22 pm
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>>3418

I'll be at the nautical college and I hammered the cheap boozing out when I was 18 - I'm more likely to take a book to the pub or study-drink than go out to the nightclubs. I used to work in clubs and it's given me a bit of an aversion to ever going back to that environment again! I'd join a lot of the students once or twice, but I'm honestly more likely to chat to the bouncers.

I love live music, and I play myself too. I'm bringing a couple of guitars with me, so I'd relish the chance to join in at a session or play at an open mic night. I've played in bands in a number of genres - noise rock, abba-influenced pop, hardcore punk. Anywhere I can get involved with bands, I'm happy to hear about.

Jonny Decker. I'm from a place with a similar character - Tam Cupboard (RIP).

Also, I know not to call people Geordies in South Shields, but is sand dancer really the preferred nomenclature?

I'll look into the metro pass - thanks for the heads up.
>> No. 3423 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 7:34 pm
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>>3422

Fair play on the club thing, it was great to get a proper binge drink on back in the day but I'd agree with you these days.

There's a few nice open mic nights, there's a new one at Passing Clouds, and there's one at Wilders that's been going on every wednesday for at least 20 years, there's one at Rosies, though I've never been, I've just seen my mate's played there before, and there's two a week at the Old George - all fairly standard open mic type things. There's also Tyneside Irish Centre near Chinatown, and that has a proper session type thing going on. I can link all these places if you want but I'm sure you'll find them. Pubs are always looking for artists, too.

Newcastle has a great little band scene that I was a part of for a long time, and you'll surely meet people if you hit open mics, but also get yourself to J.G Windows music shop, they have a bulletin board there where people recruit/start bands. I'm sure there's an internet thing for it these days too, somewhere. Newcastle college has a great, and massive music course so there's never any shortage. I probably still know some organisers if you ever do get a band going.

There's two fantastic local magazine/guide things with loads of information in them, and have been the heart of the band scene there forever. http://narcmagazine.com and http://www.thecrackmagazine.com. The latter used to be the cooler one, but I'm too old to know which is now. You'll find paper copies of these almost everywhere in town, anyway.

Sand dancer is definitely the term and people will always know what you mean, but I'm not sure it's that commonly used. You'll probably impress a few old men in pubs with it but that's about it.

I had forgotten how much goes on up here until this post, to be honest. I've only just moved back up myself. I hope you enjoy it.
>> No. 3424 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 3:13 am
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I miss Tam’s dulcet tones. He once sang me a song because I bought him bucky, I’m 112% sure the words were just “shadabong, verifor, I love you!”

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>> No. 27047 Anonymous
12th July 2018
Thursday 2:03 pm
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So, I've decided to try and not be that guy, a relationship-less virgin, into my mid-20s, which doesn't leave me with very long. I'm home from uni for the summer and have decided it's time to sort my act out.

The only problem - where to meet women?

I've completed tinder in a 15 mile radius, likewise for Bumble - zero (0) matches. I've messaged pretty much every girl on OKCupid with a match >75%; not one has replied.

What can I do now? The few local schoolfriends I am still in contact with are all male, everyone at my job is male, and all the women I talk to (from uni) are either in a relationship or otherwise not an option.

Going out to clubs doesn't work because a) I don't have anyone to go with, and b) when I try and do anything but stand at the bar drinking in a club (ie dance) I look like a tortoise trying to pilot a motorcycle.

Any ideas?
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>> No. 27106 Anonymous
16th July 2018
Monday 12:08 am
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Gonna sound silly but don't hold women on a pedestal, they are as nervous as you.
>> No. 27107 Anonymous
16th July 2018
Monday 12:44 am
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>>27105
It's no place for embittered arseholes giving shit advice, either. Go be melancholy somewhere else.
>> No. 27119 Anonymous
16th July 2018
Monday 12:28 pm
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>>27106
Surely we can do better than advice from the idiot characters in The 40 Year Old Virgin.
>> No. 27134 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 11:18 am
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>>27106
What prompted you to say this? Not trying to be a cunt about it, but just wondered if anything I said made you think I do.
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19th July 2018
Thursday 1:26 am
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>>27134 It was just something someone said to me once and it stuck. Didn't know it was from a film.

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>> No. 6349 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 4:50 pm
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Have either of you studied maths at an undergraduate/postgraduate level?

In short, I'm hoping to learn a) enough calculus to understand undergraduate microeconomics and b) enough probability and statistics to understand the kind of data analysis used in randomised controlled trials.

I was looking for what kind of thing I might need to learn first and give myself some sort of structure. I came across images like the one attached.

Right now I am very good with algebra, and would place myself at a 'precalculus' level. Is it fair to say I'd need to follow the branches presented in this tree?
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>> No. 6360 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:42 pm
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On a somewhat similar note to some of the posts in this thread, is there anything out there that one can gain qualifications in within a couple of years and get a decent-ish job or career path at the end?
>> No. 6361 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:49 pm
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>>6360
Are we on about mathematical or any job?
>> No. 6362 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:56 pm
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>>6361

Any job.
>> No. 6363 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 7:16 am
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Financial advice. To get the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning you need to pass five multiple choice tests and one two hour written test which you can bullet point. The bar isn't set overly high and you can qualify in about a year or two.

Demand exceeds supply in the industry so, with a bit of report writing experience, you're pretty much guaranteed to be able to never earn less than around £25,000 -
£28,000 ever again but you can walk into a job paying up to £40,000 if you're any good at it; the highest I've heard of a Paraplanner being hired for is £55,000 and that's in Yorkshire. If you go on to be an adviser then I believe the average salary is about £90,000 but earning six figures is feasible.
>> No. 6364 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 10:53 pm
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Speak of an open question, mate, and it really depends on your target income and luck.

A friend of mine got his CSCS, put in the graft for a bit and build some connections then financed his forklift license. The connections were necessary to get the required hours on a forklift to get a decent job doing that. It's a "once you have it, you're fine" kind of deal. It's a very relaxed kind of job for ~£35k.

Through a previous job (warehouse monkey in an electrical wholsalers) I met a few electricians. If you're good and get the qualification out of the way, you can do alright at £30-£40k. If you find an SMB and you are the site electrcian, expect £40-£50k while having a bunch of possibly interesting responsibiilities. Others more well versed in these industries can advise you better, I defected to IT.

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>> No. 3953 Anonymous
2nd November 2017
Thursday 9:57 am
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Can I fix this with touch up paint?
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>> No. 4188 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 4:20 pm
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What's that corner bit called?
>> No. 4189 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 6:29 pm
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>>3991

That's fantastic. What did you pick up? I've been cleaning up a 2012 Honda CBF125 bit by bit for a while now. It's mostly just been washing it and flicking through the Haynes manual, but if I find any resources I'll post them up for you.
>> No. 4190 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 7:17 pm
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>>4189

What a fucking dickhead. I've just realised that's my own post from half a year ago.

I need real friends, .gs.
>> No. 4191 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 7:32 pm
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>>4190
Look on the bright side. At least you didn't try starting a cunt-off with yourself.
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 8:19 pm
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Don't give him ideas.

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>> No. 7338 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 9:19 am
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Every financial book or blog I come across seems to be either targeted at Americans, blatantly obvious (i.e. "pay down your debt and don't spend all your money on takeaway"), crammed with irrelevant lifestyle chat, or full of wishy-washy stuff about mindset and other 'motivational'/self-help style claptrap.

What can I read that will give me an up-to-date and concrete idea of what I should do with my money in the UK?

I've attached the Reddit guidance from their UK personal finance page, which is a home start, but doesn't really cover many options or go into the reasons behind each step.
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>> No. 7348 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 7:39 am
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Define what 'best possible financial position' means to you. What are you wanting to do with this money? How much are you prepared to commit to this? What sacrifices can you make? What are you prepared to compromise on if you have conflicting goals?
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 8:26 am
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>>7348 and what kind of money-obsessed person do you want to be during and after this exercise? If whatever you make won't be enough, what's the point?
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 9:09 am
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>>7349
Personal finance is about how best to structure your affairs and what changes to make in order to achieve your goals. You seem to be suggesting the point of it is to make the number the biggerest. Whilst is may be, that seems a silly aim to me.
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 10:04 am
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>>7348

After giving this some thought, I'd say my main financial goals are mainly about independence. You'll have to forgive me here because I don't know how realistic these goals are, given the career path I've chosen. I'll just say what I want in an ideal situation.

Let's say I want to be able to purchase somewhere to live without taking out a mortgage, or being tied to a mortgage for the minimum time possible. Let's give it a figure of £250,000.

Second, I'd like enough passive income to be able to survive off it if I need to (this is dependant on expenses, I know). It would bring me a lot of security, though, to know I had money coming in based off investments or property or royalties or whatever else.

In terms of sacrifices, as in the previous post I have comfortably(ish) worked 60+ hour weeks in the past. I basically live like a monk, cheap meals prepared in bulk, currently live with family, minimal spending. My most lavish expense right now is probably a nice gym membership. I would be willing to put a substantial part of what I earn back into investments with moderate risk.

For the last question it might be easier to say what I'm not willing to compromise. My health -- it sounds obvious but I'd prefer not to take on so much that it makes me sick (I've managed to stay healthy with huge workloads in the past, but there is obviously a point at which it would become too much, e.g. getting 5 hours sleep per night). I'm also committed to my career path in health, and I wouldn't want to stray far from that. I know myself well enough to say I couldn't hack being a FOREX trader or something for a sustained period of time, even if it meant making lots of cash.
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 8:03 pm
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>>7351
Firstly, if you want to own a home, you need to look at making use of the Help to Buy and Lifetime ISAs to help boost your deposit. The easiest way to build up a deposit is to start a regular saver; this gets you into the habit of saving and you'll learn not to miss the money if it goes out on pay day as you never really have it.

The £250,000 figure you mentioned seems pulled out of the air. Have a good think about where you'd like to live and the type of property you'd like to live in and see how much they cost. Set yourself a realistic target.

Once you have a target deposit in mind you can plan how long it should take for you to achieve it. If it's fewer than five years then place any Lifetime ISA monies in cash; if it's greater than this then look to invest. Five years is generally the minimum investment term.

When it comes to getting a mortgage go and see a proper broker. They'll have deals only available via intermediaries and it's likely not to cost you anything as they'll get paid a proc fee by the lender. There's an overpayment calculator on the Money Saving Expert website which you can use to determine whether it's worthwhile to overpay the mortgage or to invest monies elsewhere.

When it comes to a passive income you've got to appreciate it is highly unlikely to be guaranteed. ~15 years ago many pensioners would supplement their retirement income by putting cash in fixed term accounts which paid low double figure rates of interest. Then the financial crisis happened and when their savings accounts matured they found they couldn't find anything yielding anywhere near the same levels. With dividends you'll have to accept that either your income can go down or you'll have to erode the capital if you want to maintain a target level of income.

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>> No. 60378 Auntiefucker
30th March 2018
Friday 9:34 am
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The Novichok was found on the front door of the skripal's house.

There are photos of countless police officers guarding the house and standing right by their front door yet not a single one of them has fallen ill.

When litvinenko was poisoned there were countless images of him in his hospital bed, yet there are none of the skripals.

They supposedly fed ducks and birds after being contaminated but there have been no poisoned ducks. Not a single quacker.

There has been no visit from Theresa May or Amber Rudd to thank the staff at the hospital.

There has been no police appeal for people who know the skripals to come forward.

The police searched the skripals house an hour after they had collapsed and no officers have been contaminated in this way.

Neither has their post man.
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>> No. 61143 Moralfag
17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:30 pm
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FUCKS SAKE LADS THIS IS /IQ/ - LEFT OR RIGHT

LEFT WOULD BE MY FRIEND AT FIRST BUT AFTER A COUPLE OF SNOGS WOULD RUN AWAY FOR A TALL DUDE

RIGHT WOULD BE GREAT SHAG AT FIRST BUT SOON DESCEND INTO MISERY RENACTMENT

RUN AWAY
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Tuesday 10:48 pm
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>>61140
She's rough as fuck. All those years of heavy drinking and taking drugs have clearly taken their toll.
>> No. 61150 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 7:18 pm
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>>61143
I honestly had to squint to work out that the one on the right was indeed female

What is it about being over a BMI of 25 that seems to remove any identifying sexual dimorphism
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 7:31 pm
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>>61150
Fat men also have great big titties.
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 7:57 pm
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>>61150
No way does that start at 25. You can approach 30 and wearing clothes it's not even obvious you're fat.

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>> No. 26036 Anonymous
4th August 2017
Friday 3:15 am
/g/26036 PAYG Sim
Looking for a PAYG micro-sim card with the most amount of data for your money.
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>> No. 26674 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 2:19 pm
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>>26673

Three offer unlimited data on many of their plans, and it seems legitimately unlimited as far as I have found. I pay 20 quid a month for mine. That's a rolling SIM only contract so you're not locked in, that might be decent for you? Otherwise their pay as you go SIM plan charges 1p per MB.
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 2:32 pm
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>>26673

I'd suggest an O2 or Three pay-as-you-go SIM. The standard tariff on both is 1p/MB data, 2p texts and 3p/min calls. Your credit doesn't expire. If your broadband keels over or you go into hospital, you can buy a monthly add-on for more data and tether your laptop to your phone via Wifi. Three offer slightly better deals on the larger data add-ons. These tariffs are your best bet if you're normally a light user, but occasionally need to use loads of data.

The NHS is committed to providing free WiFi for hospital patients by the end of this year, although there's no guarantees on quality.

https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/sim-cards/pay-as-you-go#simtype=classicpayasyougo

https://www.three.co.uk/Store/SIM/Pay_As_You_Go
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 2:33 pm
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>>26674

It's genuinely unlimited on your phone, but it's capped at 30GB/mo if you're tethering to your laptop.
>> No. 26678 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 5:04 pm
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>>26676
I thought they'd killed their unlimited plans. Or at least closed them to new subscribers.
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 5:17 pm
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>>26678

They still exist, they're just not as cheap as they used to be.

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>> No. 61111 Auntiefucker
17th July 2018
Tuesday 9:41 am
/iq/61111 The fat woman
I actually tried out some fat girls. I thought, hmm, maybe they get a bad rap. I am an independent thinker. I will find out for myself what a fat woman is like just as Balboa discovered the Pacific. I will not listen to my fellow man's bleating. I will explore the land of the fat woman and come to my own conclusions. And so, with courage, I ventured forth.

What did I find?

First, I thought the fat woman would be soft and pleasant. But she was hard and firm like a man.

Second, I thought the fat woman would appreciate my attention. Instead, she was haughty and obnoxious.

Third, I thought the fat woman would be good at giving blow jobs. But the skinny bitches have had much more practice.

Fourth, I thought the fat woman would be rather virtuous, if only by necessity. But she turned out to be an utter whore.

Finally, I thought the fat woman would take care to wax her moustache. But she wears it like a badge of pride.

In conclusion, the fat woman is reprehensible. I have returned shaken but intact from this nefarious hell land, and never shall I return there.
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>> No. 61131 Samefag
17th July 2018
Tuesday 7:38 pm
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>>61122
Sadly I can report that it doesn't work this way either
>> No. 61132 Samefag
17th July 2018
Tuesday 7:50 pm
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>>61130
I'm Bi so I'm qualified to tell you that they are both twats.
>> No. 61144 Searchfag
17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:46 pm
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>>61111
HALLELUJAH
>> No. 61147 YubYub
18th July 2018
Wednesday 11:21 am
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i shagged a fat bird once who i maintain to this day had the nicest fanny i've ever had the pleasure of putting my knob in. tighter than a squirrel's arse and sweeter than those clicky things you put in your tea. she was a delightful girl i had a lot of fun knobbing, and she always had loads of fucking sweets and ice creams all over the place when i had the munchies. i just didn't really want to be seen with her because she was already fat, and only got fatter over the six months or so i'd known her.

on the other hand i once met another fat bird off fetlife and i couldn't even get it up because she smelt of curry
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 11:40 am
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>>61147

>SWEETER THAN THOSE CLICKY THINGS YOU PUT IN YOUR TEA

That's probably from the diabetes.

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>> No. 23560 Anonymous
16th November 2016
Wednesday 6:49 pm
/emo/23560 Minor angst and existential dread, Mk. I
We tend to have a lot of repeated threads here, but I also get the feeling people don't tend to post in /emo/ unless it's a big issue.

With this in mind I suggest that we have a thread for stuff that's got you down a bit and you need to get off your chest, without it being major enough to make an entire thread devoted to it. We can also use it as a go-to for minor relationship advice, work problems, social drama, and things like that.

Everyone gets down from time to time, let's put some Sisters of Mercy on and wallow together for a while.
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>> No. 27131 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 8:05 pm
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A small update: I got the text to say she'd died about 30 minutes before I pulled into Euston when I went down last week. Funeral's tomorrow, had to take Thursday and Friday off as annual leave because there's no fucking way I'm going to be in a state to go in after putting her to rest. At least she's not in massive amounts of pain from having a broken back any more, that's something good to take from this I guess.

I don't often type this out unironically but allow me this once if you would lads: sigh.
>> No. 27132 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 9:32 pm
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>>27131
Condolences, lad.
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17th July 2018
Tuesday 9:51 pm
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>>27131
That's a kick in the teeth. I hope she gets the send off she deserves.
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 11:27 am
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>>27120

Thinking out loud like that is what this board is good for. Don't be the type of aspie who tries to be a smarmy cunt in the blue threads, okay lad?
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 11:39 am
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>>27131

I'm really sorry. Like you say, it's not going to make it any easier to deal with the loss, but there's comfort in the fact that at least she's not suffering any longer.

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>> No. 61047 Crabkiller
15th July 2018
Sunday 9:41 pm
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Genuine question, lads. What's the point of wearing socks indoors in your own house?

I'm not going to go on a rant about big cotton and how we've been conditioned to feel naked unless our feet are covered, but why do we wear them? Fair enough if it's the middle of winter and you've got cold tile or wooden flooring but what about the rest of the time? If I'm staying in all day then why the fuck should I reach for my socks when I reach for my pants? Wear them with shoes, yes, but it seems rather pointless indoors in my own home.
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>> No. 61092 Paedofag
16th July 2018
Monday 8:31 pm
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>>61091
>I'M INTO MINIMALIST RUNNING

I am also into minimalist running, provided that means doing as minimal running as possible.
>> No. 61133 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 7:56 pm
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>>61052
Slippers stop the fabric of your socks wearing down so quickly, in addition to keeping delicate toesies warm. I bet you're one of those grebs with holes in all his socks because they wear out at the end so fast.
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17th July 2018
Tuesday 8:29 pm
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>>61133

No because I only wear socks indoors when it's cold and the socks I only wear indoors seem to last forever. Do you walk by not lifting your feet and shuffling around or something?
>> No. 61135 YubYub
17th July 2018
Tuesday 8:45 pm
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>>61134 "DO YOU WALK BY NOT LIFTING YOUR FEET AND SHUFFLING AROUND OR SOMETHING?"
That's how slipper wearers seem to think you're meant to move. Freaks.
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 10:36 am
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tHANKS, CHAP. KNOCKOFFS ARRIVED THIS MORNING, AND ARE DOING THE JOB...

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>> No. 12418 Anonymous
16th July 2018
Monday 5:05 pm
/job/12418 Merchant Navy
Hi Lads, cadet from the travel-working thread here - I think the MN might be an interesting topic to discuss, especially as some other lads have questions.

I can only speak from the perspective of someone starting a cadetship, so can't contribute much, other than my agreement at the poster saying that it seems to be a good way out for someone without qualifications but a willingness to do the graft.
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>> No. 12420 Anonymous
16th July 2018
Monday 7:31 pm
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Can you do it at 30 years old?
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16th July 2018
Monday 8:21 pm
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>>12420

The lads from my training company have said that they've had cadets well into their 40s (The oldest successful cadet being in his 50s at the time of starting), and that that sometimes sponsoring companies can see it as an advantage, in that a bit of experience in the real world can go a long way.

Much the same as universities expecting a willingness to learn and set examples for the younger students, I'd expect.
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16th July 2018
Monday 9:19 pm
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I finished my cadetship nine years ago. I would've recommended it to anyone around then, but it can be a tough job market these days. If you're going to do a cadetship, I'd recommend the engineering route over deck, and if you're going to do a deck cadetship, try to get sponsored on an oil, gas, or chemical tanker, or some kind of DP ship like supply ships. Having specialised tickets from those ships will make it MUCH easier to get and keep a better paid job. Straight cargo is not recommended. Standby is okay, the pay is actually pretty good, but it can be a dead end career.
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17th July 2018
Tuesday 9:06 pm
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>>12422

Got any stories about cruise work? I've heard it can be low pay and the 4months on, 2 off ratio can become a bit gruelling. I wonder if the amenities really make up for it.
>> No. 12431 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 1:48 am
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>>12430

I've never worked on cruise ships but you're right. They don't sound like my cup of tea but I've heard they can be a good laugh. Tiny cabins, low pay, putting up with guests, long trips, and from what I hear surprisingly unprofessional. Plus junior bridge officers are basically just radar operators. You won't have many duties, so there's lots you won't learn. If you get a job on a standby boat, you'll be in charge of a bridge watch (not understudying) and you'll be doing the chart work and you'll be doing the safety checks, so you'll learn a lot faster.

If you work on a cruise ship, you'll have the opportunity to get pissed up and you'll meet some top international strange. So it's your choice.

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>> No. 418773 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:23 am
/b/418773 The Man Who Ate Uranium
You can watch this guy Galen lick a pile of highly radioactive uranium off the palm of his hand and ignite a chunk of plutonium into a shower of flaming dust. The guy also drank reactor cooling pool water for fun and liked to go swimming in the pool to relax.

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>> No. 418774 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 11:51 am
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Is he retarded or is there some reason he won't die I don't know about?
>> No. 418795 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 1:34 am
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Did you watch the video, the dude actually eats the shit

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>> No. 418197 Anonymous
27th June 2018
Wednesday 1:20 am
/b/418197 Things which are mildly amusing but not enough to warrant their own thread.
I was in a meeting tonight and two people walked in late during a minute's silence. I was just thinking how truly weird it must have been for them to walk in and everyone was sitting there in dead silence.
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>> No. 418786 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 7:57 pm
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>>418785
If you're posting on .gs then you're already there mate. What's it like to have peaked so young?
>> No. 418787 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 8:26 pm
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>>418786
Is that you Dad?
>> No. 418788 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 9:55 pm
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>>418785

One of my history teachers had the surname Kerr. He would go on and on about the fact that it was an anglicisation of an old Norse word which meant something like "man of the marsh". Apparently, there is also a Clan Kerr in Scotland, but my teacher said he was not related to it.
>> No. 418790 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:28 pm
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>>418788
Well would you want to be associated with some Scots, when you could instead be associated with some muddy wet ground.
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17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:40 pm
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>>418790

Then again, Scotland does have its share of muddy wet ground.

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