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>> No. 60596 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 6:18 pm
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>That'll be £45, sir.
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>> No. 60597 Are Moaty
17th April 2018
Tuesday 6:21 pm
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Seems like a /101/ thread to me.
>> No. 60598 Are Moaty
17th April 2018
Tuesday 7:58 pm
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Who do they think they are? Jiro "That'll be $500, filthy gaijin." Sukiyabashi?
>> No. 60599 R4GE
18th April 2018
Wednesday 1:18 am
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It's 7 AUD which is about three pound fifty in real money.
>> No. 60600 Billbob
18th April 2018
Wednesday 9:03 am
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Just covering the overheads m8
>> No. 60602 Searchfag
18th April 2018
Wednesday 6:37 pm
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>> No. 14689 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 5:02 pm
The first evidence of a “Manchester Pusher” stalking the city’s waterways emerged last week when a cyclist was knocked into a canal at night and then kicked back in when he tried to save himself from drowning.

His assailant stole nothing and ran off, leaving the victim in no doubt that longstanding rumours of a pusher have a basis in fact. The theory was prompted by the high number of deaths in the city’s waterways, but was assumed until now to be an urban myth.

The victim, a father of two from an affluent area who was tracked down by The Sunday Times and asked not to be identified, said: “He was a complete psychopath. Even when I went in, he tried to stop me getting back out. He didn’t try to steal anything.

“It was 10pm. I was working the late shift and coming home late. I saw a man out of the corner of my eye and he swung his arm and it caught me on my neck. I went into the canal along with my bicycle and my backpack on my back, which immediately started filling with water, weighing me down.

I was underwater with my legs twisted in the bike. I managed to get above water and tried to get a grip on the side of the canal, where it was slippery and mossy. That’s when he kicked my hands away, which made me slip back under the water again. When I came back up, he was gone. I saw him running away. I managed to get out of the canal. It was pitch black: there are no lights or barriers along that stretch; nothing. My mobile phone wasn’t working because I went into the canal. I walked to PureGym in Stretford and called 999.”

At least 76 corpses have been discovered in the waters of Greater Manchester since 2007. Seventeen of the deaths are classed as “unexplained”, meaning neither the police nor a coroner was able to determine how the person died.
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>> No. 14750 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 11:32 am
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I like the idea that only another cyclist could be appalled at the attempted murder of a cyclist. Really does sum up the mentality of certain drivers.

>> No. 14751 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 12:03 pm
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>> No. 14752 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 12:49 pm
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Is that chamois?
>> No. 14754 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 5:11 pm
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Don't have any.

Incidentally, your cuntishness is showing, Nige.
>> No. 14755 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 5:51 pm
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Must chafe awfully without shorts.


>> No. 14587 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 6:48 am
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So, we're bombing Syria alongside the Seppos and the Frogs.

Here we go again.
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>> No. 14743 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 11:06 pm
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The military uses loads of ASICs - silicon valley was built on Department of Defence spending. Photomask costs are a negligible part of the overall project cost in most weapons systems. Developing and deploying the land-based missile system cost the US about a trillion dollars, so a $250,000 mask set is basically a rounding error, even with a few respins.


PROMs have a shorter lifespan than good-quality magnetic storage media, but they're extremely rugged and have a relatively predictable failure curve, especially for milspec parts in milspec assemblies. Floppy disks and drives are susceptible to all sorts of failure modes, from magnetisation to premature head wear to a toast crumb stuck in the sleeve. A high probability of failure in 10 years is much less problematic than a low probability of failure at any moment. Replacing all the ROM boards every five years is no big deal in a multimillion dollar missile system, but a floppy disk drive failing suddenly is potentially catastrophic.
>> No. 14745 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 11:55 pm
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>Floppy disks and drives are susceptible to all sorts of failure modes, from magnetisation to premature head wear to a toast crumb stuck in the sleeve.

Anytime you have analog moving parts within a system, that is a problem. They all add possible points of failure. With a PROM, EPROM or EEPROM, you know that the cells only have a life expectancy of so many write cycles after which they can fail at any moment without notice, but systems using these EEPROMS usually take that into account by alternating between (E)(E)PROM cells that are written to during any given write process. For example, if you want to write 500 bytes of information to a 4 KB EEPROM (like some AVR microcontrollers that were in use for quite a long time and still are), EEPROM libraries will typically switch out the cells that are used every time you re-write those 500 bytes. That way, a chip that has a guaranteed 100,000 write cycles per any one EEPROM cell can last a considerably greater amount of total writes. To my knowledge, EEPROM cells are usually also checked after each write and replaced with functioning cells if they are found to be broken, so that there shouldn't really be any data loss for as long as you've still got more functioning EEPROM cells than data to write.
>> No. 14746 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 12:51 am
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What the fuck are you talking about, you stinky geek?
>> No. 14747 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 3:08 am
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N1 wont no wot hit im.
>> No. 14753 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 4:01 pm
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Ofcom has opened seven investigations into Russia Today, in light of the Salisbury nerve agent attack which took place in March.

The regulator will investigate "due impartiality of news and current affairs programmes" on the channel.

A spokesperson for Ofcom said "we have observed a significant increase in the number of programmes that warrant investigation".

It aims to announce the outcome of the investigations "as soon as possible".


>> No. 12171 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 5:19 pm
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On a works night out a female manager kicked me in the balls twice, lots of witnesses, I work for a very large food chain retailer, Could I sue?
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>> No. 12177 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 7:01 pm
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Why did she do it?
>> No. 12179 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 8:12 pm
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I'm guessing 'banter'
>> No. 12181 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 1:10 am
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You need to report her to the police before HR really. It's assault.
>> No. 12183 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 1:55 am
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I'm calling bollocks.
>> No. 12187 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 9:29 am
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Stop being a silly fanny, she wants the cock.


>> No. 416745 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 5:38 pm
Today sees the publication of a load of disingenuous data which will be absorbed by a bunch of brainwashed people that simply don't have a clue and will believe any old crap to make a point.
It's been a huge waste of time and money to bring out these misleading results. I've just watched a Youtube video of a businesswoman who left school at 15 and was earning a 6 figure salary by the age of 22. She says that these results will cause more harm than good and that they are not based on variables and are misrepresentative. She said Ryanair and Easyjet will now have bad PR due to the huge gap. This is nothing to do with some kind of conspiracy against women, it's the fact that the majority of check in staff / cabin crew are female and pilots are male. Being a pilot is much more of a professional role so is paid much more. The small number of female pilots are paid the same as the men for these airlines. Women will look at a 72% pay gap and think it's not worth working for that company, which in reality they should be being more assertive and applying for pilot roles. The gender pay gap is a great leveller between people who can be brainwashed by inconclusive data and those who look at the facts.
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>> No. 416871 Anonymous
7th April 2018
Saturday 8:00 pm
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>Whereas women of a certain age see an ambitious 25-year-old woman wanting to make it to the top as a threat to everything that that older female executive has accomplished.

Unless that 20-something happens to be the daughter of said executive, in which case everyone else gets shat upon twice as much.
>> No. 416872 Anonymous
7th April 2018
Saturday 8:13 pm
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Ah, the old nepotism chestnut. Doesn't matter if they're male or female, nobody likes a nepotic type unless they can really cut the mustard and show to others they can do the job rather than my dad is the boss so shut up or you're sacked.
>> No. 416878 Anonymous
7th April 2018
Saturday 9:51 pm
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>my dad is the boss so shut up or you're sacked.

Sadly, this really happens. And again, from my own experience, women are that way more often than men.

At one of my old workplaces, I was working with the son of the company's boss and owner, a nice young lad who was in his late 20s and was going to take the wheel fully in about ten years' time when his old man would retire.

He was an all around pleasant chap to work with, he never even once made you feel like he was better than you because the company belonged to his dad. To him, that was just a lucky circumstance, but not something that he would rub in people's faces all the time. His attitude was always, yes, ok, I'm the boss's son, that's wonderful, but let's just get on with this now and not think one person is better than the other.

And then I worked for a small consultant firm with fifteen employees, where the owner was ushering in his daughter, who was 24 and just out of uni with degrees in business and philosophy. And she was just a complete spoiled brat. The type that Daddy probably never managed to say no to while she was growing up, and who always had to have everything her way. Her dad let her manage and co-manage a few projects, but nearly all of them turned into complete clusterfucks with her at the helm, and then she always ran to her dad and complained that we weren't pulling our weight or just wanted to make her look bad because she was the boss's daughter.

Working for that firm got to be a nuisance for various different reasons, but she had a great deal to do with it. So I eventually quit.
>> No. 417058 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 3:59 am
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I used to go into offices to do IT work. I saw a lot of offices.

The all-men ones had invariably turned into tense alpha male bullshit; lots of depressing one-upmanship and "banter". All-women tended to be even worse - spending the entire working day gossiping and bitching about other people. Neither group seemed particularly productive, and both were uncomfortable to be around, a bit of a minefield. By contrast the offices with 50/50 or thereabouts were typically a relaxed atmosphere and people seemed to actually be working. Also, I'd get a cup of tea. Civilised, like.

I've got no theories as to why all this was so universal, but it became surprisingly predictable.
>> No. 417115 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 11:51 pm
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All-male groups tend to push out members who aren't the blokey bloke type. And the more alpha males you have in a social group, the more will lads who just don't fit in that way be left out of the inner circle, and less dominant men, who are maybe also slightly socially challenged, will become the butt of jokes and be made to feel inferior.

All-women groups tend to fight and undermine each other even within their inner circle. Inner circles of all-male groups usually keep the peace once hiearchies are negotiated and established, and see each other as partners instead of mainly as rivals. But all-women groups will keep bitching maintain their battles for control and dominance even in their inner circles. Hierarchies aren't fixed and respected once they are negotiated, but can be subject to ongoing fierce rivalry between women.

I think one reason why mixed groups tend to perform better is that women are more prepared to include members who are on the lower end of the pecking order, while men are better at keeping things calm at the top and in the inner circle of a group.


>> ID: 4260c9 No. 14513 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 11:56 am

ID: 4260c9
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ladm9s I'm going to be doing a little bit of YubYub this afternoon, so if you see the odd server unavailable, 404, do not be alarmed.
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>> ID: 4260c9 No. 14627 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 8:20 pm

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>> ID: 4260c9 No. 14628 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 8:20 pm

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Cor, that's lovely!
>> ID: 4260c9 No. 14631 Anonymous
13th April 2018
Friday 8:05 pm

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Yeah lads I am going to be tinkering this weekend.

Be afraid.
>> ID: 8e5437 No. 14636 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 10:36 pm

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>They can't see what pages you visited
HTTPS doesn't encrypt the URL you're viewing.
>> ID: 22db0f No. 14637 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 10:45 pm

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Yes it does. The actual HTTP request is sent after the tunnel is established.


>> No. 23358 Anonymous
24th December 2011
Saturday 7:06 pm
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I know there are other Rose-buds on here. Show yourselves.
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>> No. 40561 Anonymous
30th December 2017
Saturday 3:29 pm
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You can't go around assuming people's genders in current year, lad. You'll get pilloried.
>> No. 40562 Anonymous
30th December 2017
Saturday 3:59 pm
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You are of course right, but I think I am on safe ground here.
>> No. 40564 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 12:38 pm
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Here's another girl-chan allegedly. Who knows?
>> No. 40565 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 12:45 pm
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(I don't condone posting on lolcow farms or crystal cafe as a guy, it seems a bit of a shitty thing to do. Even if they are often as shitty people as their male r9k equivalents).
>> No. 40641 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 8:39 pm
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It's permanently 2010 here, is it not?


>> No. 12126 Anonymous
4th April 2018
Wednesday 7:55 pm
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Evening, lads.

I've found myself in the position where I'm responsible for recruitment for my department at work. The main problem is that I really despise recruitment consultants and I know that the moment I place an advert on traditional job websites they'll start hounding me. I really cannot underline how much I hate them. Consequently, I want to consider alternative forms of recruiting and I can only think of two off the top of my head:-

• A staff referral scheme. They had this at the place I worked before and I'd have said almost a third of staff in the equivalent department were recruited in this way; a payment of up to £3,000 was made for each person you referred, depending on their skills and experience, and this was a lot cheaper than recruitment consultants.

• Targeting universities. This would be playing the long game as we'd be talking at least 2/3 years of entry level work before they'd be grounded enough to take a trainee position in my department but there's no harm in getting the ball rolling now. I wouldn't be arsed to go to any careers fairs, but I know universities these days are competitive and like to do all they can to improve their graduate employability figures so I could probably place an advert with them and let them do all the running.

Anything else you lads can think of?
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>> No. 12140 Anonymous
4th April 2018
Wednesday 10:49 pm
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> What's wrong with the likes of implementing a staff referral scheme

You run the risk of people dragging in anyone with a pulses in hopes of getting them hired for the bonus, coaching them for phone screens and interviews using insider knowledge. Additionally, it can cause friction if you chose not to hire a referal with whom your existing employee has a good relationship or otherwise thinks highly off.

But then again, a referred candidate likely has a decent idea of what the job involves and is thus more likely to apply for the job because they want that role in particular. Additionally, if suitable candidates are scarce, it gives you an in with people already employed elsewhere who might be tempted to switch jobs.

Overall its a reasonable method to find candidates, but it's certainly not a no-brainer.
>> No. 12141 Anonymous
4th April 2018
Wednesday 11:35 pm
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>people already employed elsewhere who might be tempted to switch jobs
Bear in mind that you'll have to pay a substantial premium for these, which together with the referral fee might eat up any savings you make against the cuntsultant's commission. Certainly if I were the person being referred for a fee, I'd be wanting a similar amount myself as a signing-on bonus, on top of an above-market salary.
>> No. 12143 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 2:11 am
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I always just put 'NO AGENCIES - no finders fee available' at the bottom. If any agents ring just tell them you already stated no agencies and hang up. It's not that big a deal, and you'll probably not get any contacting you.
>> No. 12144 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 7:49 pm
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Make it a good place to work, then advertise the fact. Simple.
>> No. 12180 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 8:22 pm
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I rang around recruitment consultants yesterday morning. They really are masters of bullshit. Most of them have placed job adverts with almost entirely fictitious descriptions of the company. Some have inflated the salary on offer by over £20,000 despite this being discussed clearly on the phone. It's also apparent that a number of recruitment consultants we don't have fee agreements with have cloned the adverts, so any candidates who send their CVs over to them will be utterly fucked if we don't agree to their terms.


>> No. 416712 Anonymous
4th April 2018
Wednesday 3:25 pm
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I sort of wanted to make a thread in /emo/ about loneliness in middle aged men, but whilst googling the subject I found this and it made me smile.
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>> No. 417103 Anonymous
16th April 2018
Monday 9:11 pm
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This story is hilarious, I almost posted it too. He reminds me of the Virgin Media porn guy.
>> No. 417105 Anonymous
16th April 2018
Monday 10:01 pm
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>Have you even read that fucking book? Or any book for that matter?

Reading is for old people I listened to the audio book. Ray Bradbury would be proud.
>> No. 417109 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 10:55 am
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I'm on antidepressants, and I blame them for losing my interest in sex altogether.

No 'moeness though.
>> No. 417110 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 5:03 pm
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Go on, take a cock up the bum.
>> No. 417111 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 7:59 pm
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As I said, haven't felt any gayness coming on. If I had my normal sex drive back, I would very probably go after birds again.


>> No. 40639 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 1:14 pm
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Post women in saris and other ethnic clothing. Sorry Si.
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>> No. 40640 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 1:37 pm
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Knock yourself out, kidder.


>> No. 364298 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 4:47 pm
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ITT: Weird dreams you've had lately.

I actually dreamed last night that I was in Australia, visiting the two blokes from the Foster's adverts in their beach hut. Sure enough, they gave me a Foster's, and I said "cheers, guys"... and then one of them said to me "oh no mayt, we don't say cheers heere. We say 'You little ripper!'"

Quite bizarre... has this dream got any deeper meaning, or have I just been watching too much telly lately?
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>> No. 416839 Anonymous
7th April 2018
Saturday 12:37 pm
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Is this some kind of pastie based Polari? I think I can decode it -

Eat meat - so obvious
Remote Greggs - a public toilet out of town
Have a sausage roll - insert your penis into my anus
Go on, it'll be our little secret - don't want to get caught like George Michael did
>> No. 416951 Anonymous
12th April 2018
Thursday 12:57 pm
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I had a dream last night that I was having dinner at a quaint looking, half timbered country lodge, picturesquely nestled against a hill, with wooden stairs and all. I engaged in some banter with the very friendly waiter, and when I said needed a room for the night, he suddenly asked me if I had any interest in joining the secret society that the country lodge apparently entertained. I said yes, and so he introduced me to a bunch of lads who were playing sports in the back garden and let me join in. They told me there was a lot they could do for me if I decided to join their secret society.

And then the second dream I had was that I was at some random newsagent's, and they had a poster that the National Lottery was giving away "dream homes". All you had to do was buy a special lottery ticket at £32. I told the girl behind the counter that I would like a ticket, and then she totalled up some numbers and said that the £32 was only for the ticket itself, but that she would still have to charge me a lottery tax and what she called a "shop charge", which brought the total up to £64. I was furious and said, "How can you scam people like that?? I am going home right now to write a letter to the National Lottery about this!".
>> No. 416953 Anonymous
12th April 2018
Thursday 1:28 pm
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I'm by no stretch of the imagination more than a 1.5 on the Kinsey scale Ok maybe a 2 on really good MDMA. but have been obsessed with Polari for years. I watched a good documentary about a radio comedy called "Julian and Sandy" which caused quite the furore in certain circles at the time.
>> No. 416954 Anonymous
12th April 2018
Thursday 6:47 pm
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I enjoyed your second dream, made me chuckle.
>> No. 417107 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 3:21 am
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Just woke up from a dream where the missus and I apparently had two kids, one was about four and the other seven. We'd just moved into a new house and we were all mucking about in the way that young families do. I felt indescribably happy and I honestly think I woke up because my conscious mind thought I had died or something. I'm feeling very odd about the whole thing, considering neither I nor the missus want kids at all. I've never felt so strongly in a dream though, or possibly in real life even. I'm rather shaken.

Maybe my biological clock has finally started ticking. Urgh.


>> No. 6711 Anonymous
17th December 2017
Sunday 2:09 pm
/lit/6711 Non-fiction adventure, exploration, science biography
After being impressed by the biographies of astronauts Scott Parazynski, Chris Hadfield and Scott Kelly, I'm searching for more biographies of adventurous and high-achieving people.

To narrow that down a bit, I'm especially interested in those who travel to unique or unusual places, and are driven more by science and desire for knowledge rather than military or diplomatic careers (though I can accept those line blurs depending on context).

Historical and contemporary examples welcome.
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>> No. 6721 Anonymous
19th December 2017
Tuesday 8:54 pm
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I am enjoying this very much. Marshall was the US Army's chief
of staff during World War 2 and went on to create the European Recovery Act also known as the Marshall Plan. He is highlighted as one of these very successful people who eschewed promotions and never sought the limelight.
>> No. 6741 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 11:46 am
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This wasn't bad: "Race to Dakar" by Charley Boorman, the rich, obnoxious twat who accompanied Ewan McGregor on his motorbike trip in "Long Way Round". The book chronicles his attempt to run the Dakar Rally with a small support team and a cameraman, with the idea of making a TV series about it later.

I've always enjoyed watching the Rally, but details about the rules, day-to-day life, etc. are hard to come by. The book gives more of an inside perspective that you don't see on Eurosport or the Youtube channel. I was worried that Boorman's cuntishness would ruin it, but this doesn't really come through in the book.
>> No. 6742 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 2:58 am
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Is Boorman that bad? I enjoyed some of Long Way Round.
>> No. 6743 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 4:55 am
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Mate, he's rich. That means he's practically Satan.
>> No. 6755 Anonymous
16th April 2018
Monday 9:25 pm
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The "rich and obnoxious" part is by his own admission. He actually comes across as pretty chill and interesting.


>> No. 60576 YubYub
13th April 2018
Friday 8:27 pm
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>> No. 60589 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 9:36 pm
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Yeah, use DuckDuckGo instead for fuck sake. Or do you have to get fucked in the mouth directly by Google before you realise these giant tech companies want to harvest your fucking grey matter.

I thought this Cambridge Analytica thing would finally make me sound sane when I talked about this stuff, but I guess I'm still ahead of the curve.

I should have married that girl who covered up her camera whenever she was texting. We could have had an entire compound in the woods by now.
>> No. 60590 Paedofag
15th April 2018
Sunday 9:38 pm
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I've had a vasectomy, but I didn't reply because I didn't like the OP image.
>> No. 60592 Moralfag
16th April 2018
Monday 12:41 am
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No lad, you want to build and maintain an online identity, because lack of one is incredibly suspicious. The feds will be all over you if you're an online ghost, or doing something mental like having a daemon that emails you requested web pages like Stallman used to do.

You need to log on to google every day, upload pictures of your dog, wank into your webcam, google things like 'is drugs a crime' etc etc, so you look like a normal person to GCHQ and they ignore you. Then alongside that life you sit in a van outside an internet cafe in a hat and sunglasses and do all your crimes through TailsOS, while they're busy sorting through your facebook likes for clues.

>> No. 60593 Billbob
16th April 2018
Monday 10:40 am
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Normally I'd agree with you, but the question was 'does a vasectomy hurt'. That's not a query that's really vulnerable to misinformation or commercialism.
>> No. 60595 YubYub
16th April 2018
Monday 11:15 am
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Stop shilling for Big Snip...


>> No. 60579 YubYub
15th April 2018
Sunday 1:47 pm
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>> No. 60580 Moralfag
15th April 2018
Sunday 3:20 pm
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This isn't really about the zombie scenario, is it?
>> No. 60582 Are Moaty
15th April 2018
Sunday 5:06 pm
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Is this a trick question? You take Rachel and repopulate the Earth, correct?
>> No. 60583 Paedofag
15th April 2018
Sunday 5:20 pm
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I'll take my chances with Michelle and use her to fly to Mimi's yakuza grandfather in Japan. I'll take Pedro and Chuck to watch my back and drink with as we spend the rest of the zombie apocalypse partying in Tokyo. Fuck the cure.
>> No. 60584 Auntiefucker
15th April 2018
Sunday 6:17 pm
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I thought this. I felt like Ignatius is an odd one out, and it's actually someone known on this board and this is a thinly veiled attempt to mock them.
>> No. 60594 Ambulancelad
16th April 2018
Monday 10:53 am
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Scientifically speaking it is impossible to repopulate humans from just two people without eventually experiencing genetic collapse due to inbreeding. It's estimated you'd need at least several hundred and ideally several thousand seed humans to stave off that fate.


>> No. 3223 Anonymous
18th February 2013
Monday 7:58 pm
/£$€¥/3223 Bitcoins
Have any of you bought Bitcoins or spoken to anybody that has?

The underlying principle of removing the role of the banking industry from transactions (or at least limiting its influence) seems noble but it stinks of a giant scam IMO.
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>> No. 7331 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 9:53 am
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Bitcoin was a wild card because nobody ever really could have predicted that it would take off the way it did. No matter how hard you are kicking yourself for not buying or mining any in 2009, at the end of the day, you have zero chance of foreseeing something like this.

It's not dissimilar to winning the lottery. You have absolutely no way of knowing which numbers will come up. Some people win millions, while others only ever win a few quid. And likewise, there is no way to know which investments will pay off as hugely as something like Bitcoin.

It's a game of chance and probabilities. And it's one reason why most people, although not for a lack of trying, will never become rich as it were.
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5th April 2018
Thursday 1:47 pm
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>My money bloke always says 'if they're talking about it, you're three months late' which seems to hold pretty true.

You could also call it the stock price paradox.

Given enough time, most stocks will almost invariably go up. But when you get in, they will almost never go up. At least not right away, and that's what discourages many investors who then get out as the stock tumbles. But only to see the stock climb again and far beyond their sell point in a few months' time.

In the short term, it's almost impossible to tell, especially for a small retail investor, which way a stock will go. And it's also why short-term traders fail, because those who dictate stock prices have realised it's a magnificently easy way to empty the pockets of more gullible investors who think they can make money betting on short-term ups and downs. It doesn't matter what you do, you have no way of winning this game.

It'd be easy to think all you'd have to do is buy stocks that are down or otherwise cheap, but the problem is that you might well end up buying a stock that either isn't going to do much for the next five years, or if a stock is in a downward trend, you simply have no way of telling if it's going to go down another 20 percent before it really picks up speed to the upside again. Trends tend to perpetuate themselves. Until the day they don't.

What you need in the stock market nowadays more than ever is bulletproof nerves of steel that will allow you to hold on to a stock that you think is promising even if it slides ten percent in one day. And you need infinite patience. Sadly, those two are still no guarantee that you will be earning a noteworthy profit in the long term. But they are pretty much the conditio sine qua non of stock investing.
>> No. 7334 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 2:07 pm
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> me and my mates did end up making a couple of grand each just by having what amounted to loose change sat in our Dream Market wallets a few years ago. Pissed it all away on more drugs, like.

At the height of the bitcoin price bubble I worked out what all the btc I'd spent on drugs, just in 2015 alone, would have been worth. Then I cried a bit. Good job I didn't have a way to work it out all the way back to 2012.
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5th April 2018
Thursday 5:21 pm
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The way I see it, it was money I never expected to have anyway. I might feel differently if I was struggling for money though, I suppose.
>> No. 7336 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 7:40 pm
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There is this new satoshi dice address for BTC.
Address is bc1quykuahxrjx6d3h6ga4rkyg0hl5e59tcthqyhw6.

I found this while scanning pastebin

Here are the instructions on how to verify the provably fair roll.


>> No. 26482 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 12:31 am
/g/26482 Replacing my WRT54G
I found a WRT54G in a skip about a decade ago, dried it out, installed Tomato on it and it's been working ever since. It still works just fine as a WiFi access point for my internet connection, but it's starting to fall flat for my in-house needs. The 1000Mbit LAN ports don't cut it anymore and same-network WiFi connections are lagging behind what's possible on even the cheapest devices out there now.

There are plenty of suggestions on them there interwebs, but I'm curious: do you lot have any suggestions or hands-on experience with more modern Open/DD-WRT-alike compatible WiFi routers?
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>> No. 26493 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 3:17 am
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>Microtik is not a good choice if you want security in your router.
Uh... that's pretty important. Can you elaborate?
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15th April 2018
Sunday 4:54 am
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Most Mikrotik gear will run OpenWRT. I vastly prefer RouterOS, but horses for courses.


At the end of last year, WikiLeaks published a leaked database of the CIA's private hacking tools. This contained detailed explanations of hundreds of zero-day vulnerabilities, including Cisco, Ubiquiti and Mikrotik routers. Malware developers quickly started using these exploits in the wild. Mikrotik seem to have been disproportionately affected, despite having patched the relevant vulnerability (Chimay Red) before the leaks were made public. Most plausibly, this is because their equipment is popular with internet cafes and wireless ISPs in developing countries; Mikrotik equipment is cheap but powerful, giving amateur network administrators ample opportunity to shoot themselves in the foot. They don't have a particularly high rate of vulnerabilities (eight CVE items total, all patched).
>> No. 26495 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 5:13 am
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> Uh... that's pretty important. Can you elaborate?

OpenWRT on MikroTik gear, what's the point?

Without letting he cat too far out of the bag RouterOS is the big deal, the source code is available and it's worse Windows in the NT 4 era. Worse than Cisco IOS in the "things to do in ciscoland when you're dead era".

> They don't have a particularly high rate of vulnerabilities (eight CVE items total, all patched).

I'd laugh manically but I can't be arsed. Security researchers look at new cool stuff. Pop open a RouterOS image in IDA Pro next time you're bored and just xref search for memcpy. Hey you might even get yourself on the front page of El Reg.

>> No. 26496 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 7:42 am
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Are other consumer routers similarly vulnerable? Is there a router that isn't leaky like a sieve?
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15th April 2018
Sunday 7:11 pm
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> Are other consumer routers similarly vulnerable?
Yes. Both home/small business and corporate.

>Is there a router that isn't leaky like a sieve?
For home or small business use you want OpenBSD with PF and a copy of or something very much like it.

Most corporate risk analyses assume that the network is compromised and work on segregating data, incident response, and "need to know" policies. In other words I wouldn't trust a Cisco more than a Juniper more than I would MS Word 2007 - they're all heaps of shit to begin with before we even start talking about bugdoors.


>> No. 14561 Anonymous
10th April 2018
Tuesday 6:09 pm
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>The 'hero' pensioner cleared of murdering a burglar at his home is reportedly living in fear of his life at a safe house after receiving death threats from the man's associates.

>Richard Osborn-Brooks is believed to be under 24-hour police guard after he was cleared of murdering Henry Vincent. The career criminal, 37, suffered a fatal stab wound during a raid at Mr Osborn-Brooks' home in south east London.

>The 78-year-old homeowner is thought to be in hiding with his disabled wife, Maureen, amid claims Vincent’s relatives and fellow travellers “won’t rest until they get their revenge”.

>Flowers and balloons for Henry Vincent, 37, have been repeatedly attached and then removed from a fence opposite a home in Hither Green, south-east London, where he was killed.

>One neighbour said they saw a car circling the block while the tribute was being erected, which they believe was an attempt to intimidate locals.

I'm assuming you've all heard about the case of the pensioner who killed an intruder. I doubt that's the last we've heard of it, especially if the burglar was a pikey.
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>> No. 14577 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 6:52 pm
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Gypsies are undeniably scum, but the shrine has been repeatedly taken down because it's a scummy thing in general to do rather than because it's specifically a gypsy scum thing to do.
>> No. 14578 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 6:53 pm
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Displaying flowers for a deceased family member is considered a scummy thing to do.

Right, OK, sure, nothing to do with gypsies.
>> No. 14580 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 6:58 pm
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>Displaying flowers for a deceased family member is considered a scummy thing to do.

Convenient of you to leave out the bit about them displaying flowers on the house he was burgling, the house of the man who killed him in self defence.
>> No. 14581 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 7:02 pm
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It's a scummy thing to create a shrine outside a house he was in the process of burgling, particularly if the residents of that house have been threatened with a revenge attack by the burglar's family and the residents of the street have also complained of intimidation.

You can cherry pick and attempt to misquote all you like, but it's quite clearly scummy behaviour.
>> No. 14694 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 5:56 pm
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The gypos have brought balloons and flowers to the shrine as it's Henry Vincent's birthday.

The fruitloops are still there making a stand against it.


>> No. 14584 Anonymous
13th April 2018
Friday 10:04 pm
/news/14584 BLUE PENIS
A five-storey high depiction of an erect blue penis on a Stockholm apartment building is to be painted over just a week after its unveiling following a storm of complaints from neighbours.
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>> No. 14585 Anonymous
13th April 2018
Friday 10:14 pm
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Political correctness gone mad.
>> No. 14593 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 11:04 am
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If it was the other way around, would it have been flacid and therefore acceptable?
>> No. 14676 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 10:36 am
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What if it had been of a giant blue minge?
>> No. 14679 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 12:06 pm
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Her giant minge has received no complaints, but that's probably because it's hardly recognisable as a minge.


>> No. 26458 Anonymous
6th April 2018
Friday 6:11 pm
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Hey everyone. A few years ago someone recommended a Sansa Clip Plus as an MP3 player for running. Because I was broke at the time I didn't get one.

It looks like they've gone up considerably in price, with the cheapest I can find being a £50 refurbished one.

Can they be had any cheaper?

If not, are the 'sport' and 'jam models (between £20 and £30) much worse in terms of features and build quality?
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>> No. 26484 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 6:42 am
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For me it saves power on my phone to use another small device for songs, but I'm often going long distances without the ability to stop and charge along the way. Plus >>26480
>> No. 26485 Anonymous
12th April 2018
Thursday 1:10 am
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I've got a Sansa Sport, it's essentially the same thing, only downside is not being able to slap rockbox on it but aside from that it's grand and the battery lasts forever.
>> No. 26486 Anonymous
12th April 2018
Thursday 11:31 am
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As a result of this post, I dug my Clip out for the first time in a few years. The headphone port is dodgy, and afaik it just needs a re-solder but I had a decent phone by that point so just forgot about it. They are very good, but if you have a large collection of music, Rockbox is unusably slow.
>> No. 26487 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 10:10 pm
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>iPod nano 6th generation, I'm assuming you can get a used one for next to nothing these days.
Not really. You can get the 8GB ones for less than £50 if you're patient on ebay, but the 16GB ones still go for £80+, and as you say, you have to deal with iTunes. Some don't mind, it's just an inconvenience as far as I'm concerned. I'm also the kind of twat who downloads FLAC where it's available, and in their boneheaded way Apple still refuse to support it - you've got to convert to MP3, or ALAC, their proprietary lossless format.

I got tired of running my phone down, so picked up a little DAB/FM unit. It's surprisingly good for what it is, and lasts about six hours per charge.

Anyone ever used wireless headphones, jogging type or otherwise? I've been thinking of shelling out for some in the house, it'd be great not be tethered to the desk.
>> No. 26488 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 10:11 pm
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(Sorry to jack your thread with that last query, OP.)


>> No. 416896 Anonymous
8th April 2018
Sunday 7:13 pm
/b/416896 A Night Out
I'm trying to understand what compels human beings to adopt almost Pavlovian approaches to a night out, which most of the time seems to fail to live up to expectations. Are we basically morons?
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>> No. 417044 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 6:06 pm
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>> No. 417045 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 6:07 pm
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"druggylad" hasn't posted since he mooted the idea of visiting gay clubs in London. GHB and Meth are a major part of the gay scene (or parts of it, party and play, a scene that is growing day by day helped by grindr etc).

If the coin hasn't dropped yet >>417038 is the mod who banned >>417037/. Don't take it personally like, he once banned me for comparing Star Wars to the Bible.
>> No. 417046 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 6:09 pm
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>If the coin hasn't dropped yet >>417038 is the mod who banned >>417037/.
Ah, no. You're quite mistaken.
>> No. 417047 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 6:44 pm
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>If the coin hasn't dropped yet

>> No. 417048 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 9:27 pm
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>he once banned me for comparing Star Wars to the Bible

You... unperson...


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