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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. 14327 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 5:09 pm
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>A pizza delivery driver was attacked with a claw hammer by a man who came out of a house shouting: "I want my money! I want my smack! I'm a smackhead!"

>Prosecutor Joanne Jenkins told Hull Crown Court the driver turned and walked back down the path, when "all of a sudden a male came up behind him with a claw hammer, screaming at the top of his lungs, 'I want my money! I want my smack! I'm a smackhead!'"

>The driver fled into Enstone Garth and behind a car, but Smalley still pursued him, shouting: "I'm a smackhead! I want my money!" The man, who had a £10 note and some change, threw the £10 on the ground, and managed to get back to his car and escape when Smalley went to pick it up.

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/smackhead-attacks-pizza-delivery-driver-1127898
>> No. 14328 Anonymous
31st January 2018
Wednesday 10:30 am
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>>14327

Fucking hell, a Hull Daily Mail story that isn't about Are Laura Plummer.
>> No. 14329 Anonymous
31st January 2018
Wednesday 6:06 pm
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>>14328
Don't forget Are Melissa.

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/whats-on/look-melissa-ede-recreates-catilyn-1112360
>> No. 14330 Anonymous
31st January 2018
Wednesday 7:32 pm
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>>14329

I suppose the good thing about transitioning as a middle aged woman in Hull is that the bar's so low I didn't even realise she was trans until I checked the article.
>> No. 14331 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 4:48 pm
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Darth Vader helps kickboxer who fired BB gun at children https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/tq1-tq1/20#pinnedpost_5a7c9aad3282e30675e45d77

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>> No. 5751 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 5:18 pm
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I've lifted weights for about 8 years. I'm tired of off the rack suits and want to invest in something that'll last me a good few weddings, interviews and funerals.

I've been told a good bespoke suit will cost about £600. Is this right? Where would you lads recommend I go?
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>> No. 5752 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 5:44 pm
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>>5751
To a tailor, preferably multiple tailors, for a quote. You've not bothered your arse to give us an area so how can we recommend a place? Slaters don't make custom stuff, so you'll have to google it. It's not like there is convenient chain of tailors you can pop in and have a chat with, it's a high-end luxury market where only the very, very skilled survive as they are the only people who can justify charging more than an off-the-rack Lambretta suit that cost £200 and fits fine for most people's needs.
>> No. 5753 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 6:07 pm
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Genuine bespoke will cost you £2,000 minimum. £600 will get you something made-to-measure from the far east. A local tailor will take your measurements, your suit will be made up in some foreign sweatshop, then a couple of months later you'll have a final fitting and the option of minor alterations. Several high-street brands offer a made-to-measure service including Reiss and Massimo Dutti.
>> No. 5754 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 6:29 pm
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>>5752

I live in South Wales. It's a shame that there doesn't seem to be any local tailors around like in my granddad's day.

>>5753
>Genuine bespoke will cost you £2,000 minimum.

Aye, fuck that. Alterations to off-the-rack suits don't really cut it (I've tried). A made-to-measure will solve my problem just fine.

>Several high-street brands offer a made-to-measure service including Reiss and Massimo Dutti.

Great. Any of you lads have personal experience of using a made-to-measure service anywhere?
>> No. 5755 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 7:00 pm
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We used to have a good guide to buying suits from a few people who were knowledgeable in the area.

I've skimmed the catalogue and found >>4711 but I'm sure we had more than this.
>> No. 5756 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 11:38 am
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>>5754
These are in Cardiff.

https://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/hawkes-bespoke-outfitters-cardiff

I can't speak for how good they are, but I'm also looking for a suit and was thinking of giving them a go.

"2 piece suit £699.99

3 piece suit £849.99"

https://www.hawkesbespokeoutfitters.co.uk/bespoke

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>> No. 59826 Auntiefucker
8th February 2018
Thursday 10:29 pm
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Time for another exciting round of spot the kiddy-fiddler.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny7tBg3h1FA
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>> No. 59828 YubYub
8th February 2018
Thursday 11:01 pm
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>>59826

Is it Gary Wilmot?
>> No. 59829 R4GE
8th February 2018
Thursday 11:11 pm
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This lad's face says it all really. And Matthew Kelly is innocent of all charges.
>> No. 59831 Paedofag
9th February 2018
Friday 11:37 am
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It is a remarkable bit of collaged footage. Spotted Rolf obviously. Funny to see someone I know IRL on there at 2.58

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>> No. 411972 Anonymous
4th July 2017
Tuesday 5:14 pm
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Alright, lads.

How's it going?
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>> No. 415388 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 5:48 pm
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You need to approach job interviews with the mentality of "what's the worst that could happen?"

If you don't get the job then you're no worse off than you were at the start of the day. I used to have terrible nerves during job interviews but I've been far more laid back since I started viewing them this way. Admittedly it gets easier once you've already got a job compression to being dolescum, but still.
>> No. 415389 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 6:52 pm
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>>415385

I'll offer my stupid speculations:

- The United Kingdom generally ranks on the higher end of obesity rates in Europe. Living as a porker for an extended period has a knock-on effect on many other health indicators (which might show up in someone's appearance): https://www.worldobesity.org/data/map/overview-adults

- Greater economic inequality. Our mean attractiveness is probably similar to France or Germany, but our unequal society means that the tastes, habits, and health of a greater number of the population means we have a generally uglier median.

- Consumer culture. This one is probably my flimsiest idea, but the UK takes after the US in terms of its harsh combination of intensive advertising and areas deprived of quality of life. The result is poor health markers accentuated by ill-advised fashion trends.

- When you visit other countries, you tend to go to the well-to-do touristy areas, often metropolitan and full of people who are wealthier and care about appearances. Of course the girls in Prague are beautiful, but the Czech Republic may well have its own equivalent of Slough that you're not bothered about visiting.

- Sheer selection bias. We ogle attractive people more often than we notice a more modest face in the crowd, especially if we're away from home.
>> No. 415392 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 9:38 pm
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I've dusted off my old Onkyo tape deck tonight to see if it still works. It's the same model as in the picture.

I have to say that although cassette tapes are today an entirely obsolete and pointless technology, the sound quality really isn't as shit as many people want to remember. This was a mid-range to upmarket deck back in the day, nearly 30 years ago, and it must have cost something like 300 quid. That's the kind of figure I seem to remember.

I came across a recording of Queen's Greatest Hits II  at the bottom of a cupboard drawer today, recorded from CD  onto a TDK chrome tape, so that got me thinking, how about I try it out on my tape deck, which I probably haven't had plugged in once the last ten or fifteen years. But, sure enough, the deck fired up instantly when I switched it on.

Yes, obviously, a high-bitrate CD-rip audio file will sound ten times better than any carefully made recording onto a good chrome or even a metal cassette tape. That's a given. But with the proper equipment, i.e. a good tape deck and good quality tapes, the difference really isn't as fundamental as you would think.

The only thing that's really shit is Dolby noise reduction. This deck has Dolby B and C, and while I am sure this cassette was recorded using Dolby B, it just sounds horribly muffled even on Dolby B. It actually sounds the best without any noise reduction.

Anyway, there is something weirdly satisfying about inserting a cassette tape into a tape deck, pushing the cassette compartment shut with a healthy click, and then the mechanical parts inside the deck clicking and clacking as you push the fully electronic buttons to operate it. You just do not get that kind of feel from any piece of modern digital technology with no moving parts.
>> No. 415393 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 9:45 pm
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>>415389
> - When you visit other countries, you tend to go to the well-to-do touristy areas, often metropolitan and full of people who are wealthier and care about appearances. Of course the girls in Prague are beautiful, but the Czech Republic may well have its own equivalent of Slough that you're not bothered about visiting.

There's definitely something to this. When I lived in a the canal belt in Amsterdam I was convinced that Dutch birds were the best thing since sliced tijgerbrood, then I spent a couple of days in Maastricht and felt like I was in Royston bloody Vasey.
>> No. 415394 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 11:05 am
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>>415393

I've been to Maastricht. Quite unremarkable city. Can't say I remember birds being particularly ugly there, but I only saw the city centre and its high streets.

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>> No. 26123 Anonymous
2nd February 2018
Friday 11:52 pm
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What are some drugs that have the potential to improve your head and your life if used responsibly?

For example:

LSD - anecdotal evidence suggests that microdosing it boosts creativity. It's big in Silicon Valley if the clickbait articles are to be believed.

Ketamine - according to clinical trials it has shown promise as an effective treatment for clinical depression (more effective than SSRIs, at least). It is already being offered as a treatment in certain clinics, and Johnson & Johnson is currently developing an esketamine nasal spray that it hopes will meet FDA approval as a treatment for depression.

Shrooms - according to clinical trials psilocybin has also shown promise as an effective treatment for clinical depression (again, more effective than SSRIs, at least) and can apparently "reset" the brains of those suffering from depression.

MDMA - according to clinical trials it has shown promise as an effective treatment for PTSD

Amphetamine - it's already being used to treat ADHD and it's a well known study drug. I've heard that if you feel slow after a period of long-term depression, alcoholism, etc, you can 'repair' your brain and get the neurons firing again if you combine speed with activities requiring strenuous mental effort. On the other hand, I've heard stories of amphetamine abuse turning people into spackers.

What else is out there? Do any of you have experience in self-medicating with drugs? I felt this thread was more suited to /emo/ rather than /A/ because it's about using drugs responsibly to improve dire circumstances rather than to get high or have fun.
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>> No. 26148 Anonymous
5th February 2018
Monday 10:55 pm
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>>26147

Good lad. Keep an eye on things though - if your dose starts to creep up, get straight to the doctor and figure out a plan of action.
>> No. 26149 Anonymous
7th February 2018
Wednesday 4:50 pm
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One of my mates at uni used to take minimal doses of mescalin regularly. He said something that they were about one fifth the usual dose that people take to get all out high on it. If he was to be believed, it helped him "be creative". He was studying architecture, and apparently, the mescalin dosages he took helped him focus on his drawings and sketches. I know nothing about architecture so I was unable to judge if he produced better architecture while he was under the influence, but the drawings he showed me did look quite nice.
>> No. 26150 Anonymous
7th February 2018
Wednesday 8:29 pm
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>>26148

I'm not asking for a direct hookup, but how do you even go about getting benzos?
>> No. 26156 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 9:12 pm
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>>26150

You either need a very sympathetic doctor, a private doctor who you pay £250 a pop to for a monthly "consultation" where he essentially acts as a very expensive drug dealer in a rather nice suit, or you buy them from naughty people on the internet. I suppose there are actual real life drug dealers who sell benzos but I've never met one, perhaps try your local uni haunts.
>> No. 26157 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 1:39 am
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>>26150
Heroin addicts know how to get benzos, because they tend to get them prescribed or know someone who does. Every so often, a van will be robbed and the market will be flooded for a week and then nothing.

However, I get them prescribed at a low dose then hoard them and spunk them all in one go when I'm having an anxiety attack or I'm in a lot of pain. Getting prescribed 2 mg ones regularly is difficult, but not prohibitively so. Because it is such a low a dose, you should be able to get it on a rolling dispense weekly of say 2 a day and just save it for when you need it. 4mg for a hangover or 10mg for pain/anxiety is a system I have found works. Anything higher has horrible dissociative effects and if I'm forced to take it over a couple of days it affects my sleep pattern.

Otherwise they are golden. I miss Etizolam and Diclazepam.

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>> No. 11978 Anonymous
6th February 2018
Tuesday 11:11 am
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Lads... So how can I get references from Carillion now that it has gone bust? I doubt HR will have it if I honestly tell them that I can't get them anymore.
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>> No. 11988 Anonymous
7th February 2018
Wednesday 4:20 pm
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>>11984
Just started a new job and they checked all 3 of mine.
>> No. 11994 Anonymous
7th February 2018
Wednesday 7:38 pm
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>>11988
Well I think it's only really minimum wage jobs they check them for, to make sure you're not going to pilfer the tills or anything.
>> No. 11995 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 1:39 pm
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>>11994
It's actually the opposite. Only shite jobs never check it. So can you fuck off if you have nothing useful to add?

Cunt.
>> No. 11996 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 9:10 pm
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>>11995
I've been working in the high end of IT for the last fifteen years and I've never once had someone check a reference.
>> No. 11997 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 9:14 pm
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>>11996
The other lad's just talking bollocks and in denial that he's in a bullshit job.

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>> No. 59246 YubYub
3rd January 2018
Wednesday 7:40 pm
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>A homeless man who stole a purse and a phone from victims of the Manchester Arena attack has admitted theft.

>Chris Parker, 33, was initially dubbed a hero after claiming he comforted a seriously injured girl. CCTV footage played to Manchester Crown Court showed him wandering between stricken victims. He kept returning to injured Pauline Healey, whose granddaughter lay dying nearby, before leaning over her and taking her handbag to steal her purse.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-42540738

I don't get why bleeding heart do-gooders bleat on about the homeless. They're all scratters who are on the streets through choice, usually because they choose not to stay in a hostel as they know they wouldn't be allowed to do drugs there.
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>> No. 59757 Paedofag
30th January 2018
Tuesday 8:14 pm
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UK SOCIAK HOUSING IS MAGNITUDES GREATER THSN MOST IN EUROPE. Were full of cunts.
>> No. 59822 Moralfag
8th February 2018
Thursday 5:18 pm
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>This couple had been sleeping rough on the streets of Hull - but now they have a home to call their own

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/couple-been-sleeping-rough-streets-1183098

Tramps wearing Ralph Lauren, what is the world coming to? Moved into their new house last Friday and they've been seen since throughout the week begging on the streets.
>> No. 59823 Moralfag
8th February 2018
Thursday 5:31 pm
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>>59822
Homelessness is a very difficult mindset to break out of. Long term homeless find it very difficult to acclimatise to society. Begging is probably less intimidating than having to deal with the anxiety of entering the workplace. They'll be given a social worker who will try and support them to get out of this mindset, but it's a habit which is ingrained in their psyche and it'll require time and understanding.

Also, the free clothes homeless people can get access to through shelters, etc, are donated by the public. I fail to see the significance of a homeless man wearing a designer t-shirt if he was given it by a middle-aged Vicar's wife at a hostel out of one of the T-shirt boxes labelled in his size.
>> No. 59824 Auntiefucker
8th February 2018
Thursday 5:51 pm
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>HOMELESSNESS IS A VERY DIFFICULT MINDSET TO BREAK OUT OF. LONG TERM HOMELESS FIND IT VERY DIFFICULT TO ACCLIMATISE TO SOCIETY.

I think he just needs to wash his hair and shave his beard, to be honest.
>> No. 59825 Paedofag
8th February 2018
Thursday 6:08 pm
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That's because you're on /iq/ and because you don't understand that LTH people need to be weaned off the streets and completely rehabilitated to function in society.

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>> No. 59795 YubYub
4th February 2018
Sunday 4:30 pm
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Pack your rice
Or pay the price
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>> No. 59806 Samefag
6th February 2018
Tuesday 4:43 am
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I don't think basmati is good apocalypse rice. You'd want a short grain 'sticky' rice, as A) it's easier to eat when you're a nuclear cripple and B) it's physiologically more satisfying to eat a big clump of rice than a loose pile of it.
>> No. 59807 Billbob
6th February 2018
Tuesday 7:40 am
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>IT'S PHYSIOLOGICALLY MORE SATISFYING TO EAT A BIG CLUMP OF RICE THAN A LOOSE PILE OF IT.

Bollocks.
>> No. 59808 Billbob
6th February 2018
Tuesday 9:47 am
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>>59807

Fuck, I meant psychologically, not physiologically.

Still an opinion, I suppose.
>> No. 59809 Are Moaty
6th February 2018
Tuesday 11:09 am
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>>59808

Should've blamed it on autocorrect m8.
>> No. 59810 Crabkiller
6th February 2018
Tuesday 11:35 am
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>>59809

More than likely it was, I definitely thought I had wrote psychologically.

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>> No. 59805 YubYub
5th February 2018
Monday 11:30 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkCZLlYhRsU

Who had this on VHS?

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>> No. 3992 Anonymous
20th January 2018
Saturday 11:07 pm
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What's the best way to go about finding cheap insurance? I'm a new driver but I'm in my late 20s so I thought I could get insured fairly cheaply, but that hasn't been the case. My dad tried to add me as a second driver on his old 1.6l saloon, but the insurance company he's with said they couldn't approve it because the engine size was too big for a new driver. I tried various instant quote websites, and the average price was around £2000 a year for 3rd party insurance. I tried the same websites using a shitbox 1.0l Micra as an example, and received quotes of around £1200-£1500 a year for 3rd party insurance. Paying that much for insurance when your car is only worth about £800 seems insane to me.

So how exactly would one go about getting the best insurance deal? Do you get better deals speaking to people over the phone? Do you go through an insurance broker?
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>> No. 4038 Anonymous
5th February 2018
Monday 3:52 am
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Well, they've got to give you a reason for not paying out a claim or voiding your cover, don't they? And to do that they usually have to have some evidence in case you dispute it, no?
>> No. 4039 Anonymous
5th February 2018
Monday 11:37 am
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Their reason is that they think the insured wasn't honest, and if you wanted to dispute it then it would be for you to prove it.
>> No. 4040 Anonymous
5th February 2018
Monday 6:40 pm
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They don't need much evidence, this isn't a court of law.
>> No. 4041 Anonymous
5th February 2018
Monday 6:50 pm
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Presumably that's where it'd end up if they started making shit up to deny claims.
>> No. 4042 Anonymous
5th February 2018
Monday 7:24 pm
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They aren't making shit up to deny claims. They're holding you to the terms of the policy, which you read in full before agreeing to take it out, right?

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>> No. 2384 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 4:02 pm
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I was gifted for Christmas, separately, both a power drill and a magnetic knife rack. Please no comments about my parents' combined attitudes to radicalising their daughter.

My idea was to attempt to mount the rack on the side of my kitchen cupboard, as the kitchen is tiny and I have a mortal fear of drilling my walls. It comes with some assembly bits like rawl plugs and two types of screws.

Will this work? What kind of screws do I need? Should I try to drill into the sides of the cupboards (quite thin, IKEA units) at an angle to sit the screws in? Will they need a plug or can they just sit in the cupboard if they're wood screws? I've weighed the knife rack with all the knives I intend to use on it and it'll probably come out to under 1kg. I think that should be fine.

My dad's not picking up his mobile and the only person more afraid of the combination of me + power drill than you is myself. Thanks in advance, lads.
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>> No. 2385 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 4:22 pm
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Are the rawlplugs longer than the thickness of your cupboards? If you're too much of a fanny to drill into your walls and want to attach it to a cupboard then you'd probably be better off using an adhesive like No More Nails.
>> No. 2386 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 4:27 pm
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In theory you should just need to use wood screws. Always put them in straight, an angle won't help.

Basically drill a hole smaller than the screw, then use a screwdriver to put the screw in. That should grip the wood just fine, provided it's a wood screw.

A general thing I've learned about power tools is that they smell fear. Meaning if you're wary of it you'll not hold it firmly or put a decent amount of pressure on it and you'll fuck everything up.
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4th February 2018
Sunday 6:16 pm
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Thank you.

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>> ID: a62784 No. 14411 Anonymous
1st February 2018
Thursday 9:42 pm

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Can I enquire why my poo topic was deleted? I simply wish to know what to avoid in the future.
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>> ID: b34c62 No. 14430 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 9:28 pm

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>Is there anything inherently NSFW about a going to the toilet?
I don't know, m7. On Monday go to your boss's desk while he's sat there, drop your keks, take a massive dump on the desk in front of him and see what he says.
>> ID: 326ba2 No. 14431 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 9:38 pm

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Or just show him a Polaroid of your last bowel movement. I'm sure he'll be thrilled.
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3rd February 2018
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Okay, but he considers it acceptable to piss and shit on his time, but making long political rants and gossiping about which celebrity got raped last would be wasting time and inappropriate in the workplace.
>> ID: 6684db No. 14433 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 2:17 pm

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Allow me to stick my oar in: I think 'NSFW' has become a more general term to refer to vulgar image content you don't want to see everytime you browse. You see, there is a cultural divide between discussing a subject in detail and photographic imagery which might require mind bleach.

The idea of Britfags being SFW is a bit of a push taken literally (the name does contain a slur) but we should still be keeping up appearances. When are we all going to post our cocks on /y/ anyway.
>> ID: 5c0f7a No. 14434 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 3:41 pm

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The idea of britfa.gs being sfw is that there's a /sfw/ and IQ is on there. We all know what sfw means no matter how much we want to be smart arsed and try to define it. No orrible pictures

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>> No. 8042 Anonymous
31st January 2018
Wednesday 1:31 pm
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I'm not a gambler but apparently some betting places give you a bit of free credit to get you hooked. Websites certainly.
Is it worth trying a bunch just to use the free credit?
Is it legal?
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>> No. 8052 Anonymous
1st February 2018
Thursday 11:48 am
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That does sound pretty grim.

I've heard of players who take a much less high risk approach and basically just consistently outplay the bottom rungs of the poker sites. They're only making a couple of quid a hand, but they're decent enough strategists to do that consistently with six tables at a time. So maybe only really making a hundred a night, and occasionally putting the time in to win a bit more by placing in a tournament. Still better than stacking shelves, though I bet the temptation to go bigger is always there, as the pros routinely build up huge bankrolls.
>> No. 8053 Anonymous
1st February 2018
Thursday 12:43 pm
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The US effectively banned online poker in 2006, which made the pickings much thinner - all the pros figured out how to get around the ban, but most of the fish didn't. All the action eventually moved to PokerStars; once they achieved a near-monopoly, they gutted their loyalty programme and practically halved the income of most online pros. They also greatly restricted the use of HUD software, which is an essential tool for someone playing a lot of tables.

If you want to make a decent living online, you need to be playing at least 12 tables at $1/$2 NLHE, probably closer to 24 tables. At that level, you can lose £140 on a single hand and you'll be playing between 1,000 and 2,200 hands per hour. Because your profit margin is relatively thin compared to a live cash player, you'll still see four-figure downswings on a fairly regular basis.

There are still plenty of poker players and it's a fabulous lifestyle in many ways, but it's also incredibly emotionally taxing. If you're one of the rare people who is good at maths and incredibly resilient, it's pretty much a dream career.
>> No. 8054 Anonymous
1st February 2018
Thursday 6:18 pm
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Interesting post. Thank you.

>you're one of the rare people who is good at maths and incredibly resilient, it's pretty much a dream career.

Sadly I'm neither. I do consistently well in a live game, but that's about it.
>> No. 8055 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 1:35 pm
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>>8051
If you can make one heap of all your winnings...
>> No. 8056 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 2:17 pm
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...and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

Then you've got very poor bankroll management skills, my son.

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>> No. 26310 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 12:29 am
/g/26310 https://www.codewars.com/kata/regular-expression-for-binary-numbers-divisib
Managed to do this challenge. The way the code works is to make a table of equations describing the FSM to match the numbers, and then algebraically reduces it down to a single term. The regexes it produces are longer than they need to be but they work. Simple solution but took a lot of thinking to get there.

Here it is in action for n = 5:

0 = 0(0) | 2(1) 1 = 0(1) | 3(0) 2 = 1(0) | 3(1) 3 = 1(1) | 4(0) 4 = 2(0) | 4(1) 0 = 0(0) | 2(1) 1 = 0(1) | 3(0) 2 = 1(0) | 3(1) 3 = 1(1) | 4(1*0) 4 = 2(0) 0 = 0(0) | 2(1) 1 = 0(1) | 3(0) 2 = 1(0) | 3(1) 3 = 1(1) | 2(01*0) 0 = 0(0) | 2(1) 1 = 0(1) | 3(0) 2 = 1(0) | 3(1) 3 = 1(1) | 2(01*0) 0 = 0(0) | 2(1) 1 = 0(1) | 1(10) | 2(01*00) 2 = 1((0|11)) | 2(01*01) 0 = 0(0) | 2((01*01)*1) 1 = 0(1) | 2((01*01)*01*00) 2 = 1((10)*(0|11)) 0 = 0(0) | 1((10)*(0|11)(01*01)*1) 1 = 0(1) | 1((10)*(0|11)(01*01)*01*00) 0 = 0(0) | 1(((10)*(0|11)(01*01)*01*00)*(10)*(0|11)(01*01)*1) 1 = 0(1) 0 = 0((0|1((10)*(0|11)(01*01)*01*00)*(10)*(0|11)(01*01)*1)) regex: ^(0|1((10)*(0|11)(01*01)*01*00)*(10)*(0|11)(01*01)*1)+$


Code here: https://pastebin.com/ys9MeW5T
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>> No. 26311 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 12:31 am
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Correct link: https://www.codewars.com/kata/regular-expression-for-binary-numbers-divisible-by-n/
>> No. 26312 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 1:04 am
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Oh I love that very much.

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>> No. 8707 Anonymous
27th October 2014
Monday 6:03 pm
/beat/8707 Cover songs
The Pet Shop Boys' Always On My Mind has been voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote.

The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972.

Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt came in second place, followed by The Stranglers' version of Dionne Warwick's Walk On By. Jimi Hendrix's take on Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower came fourth. Jeff Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's classic Hallelujah completed the top five.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29791820

Not keen on that version of Walk On By but I like the rest. I reckon I'd have to have a good think about my favourite covers and I'm sure I'd still forget some.
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>> No. 10918 Anonymous
7th December 2017
Thursday 11:23 pm
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>>10423
Fucking hell, Jack Off Jill. Haven't thought of them in a decade or more.
>> No. 10947 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 3:04 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-qfzH0vnOs
>> No. 10949 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 7:54 pm
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>>10947

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia0GdhtdsR8
>> No. 10950 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 8:33 pm
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>>10949
Did you post >>8709 back in 2014?
>> No. 10951 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 9:42 pm
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>>10950
I must have done. >>10947's posting of Goldfinger reminded me of ska-punk in general, something I haven't really listened to since Streetlight's The Hand(s) that Thieve(s), about the same time.

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>> No. 26129 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 5:40 am
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I know this is probably some form of generalised anxiety, but I'm not sure how to handle it.

I've had some time off over the past few days, and it's occurred to me just how difficult I find it to really enjoy the time off.

I'm constantly hounded by a feeling that I can only describe as "guilt for being alive", like no matter where I am or what I'm doing I must be inconveniencing or annoying someone.

I feel the need to justify every decision I make and activity I participate in, from "why are you studying that" or "why are you working there", to "why does your hair look like that" or "why are you wearing those clothes".

This probably stems from a lot of real life situations when I was younger.

The result is frustrating as an adult. When I'm working, I can placate these feelings with the knowledge I'm "doing my job". Without that sense of purpose, though, I become really uncomfortable. It's as through I don't feel worthy of enjoying life.
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>> No. 26131 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 6:07 am
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>>26129
it's pretty bad as anxiety goes, but yes it sounds like a GAD. The only way top combat intrusive thoughts is using mindfulness and exercise, in my experience. I've found diazepam helps immensely when I'm at home and can't distract myself. Too high a dose over a long period of time will make you worse though, it's very much a painkiller for your psyche and not to be taken every day.

The first thing it is important to establish is a routine, which it sounds like you have. From there you're at the mercy of your own willpower and unless something happens to strengthen your resolve I completely understand why that would seem difficult. It's not impossible though, and you take your chances when they come and you use the positive experiences to combat the intrusive thoughts, as they are definitely a symptom and therefore not outwith your ability to manage.
>> No. 26137 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 5:07 pm
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You might want to look into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the idea of self esteem vs self acceptance.

We're often tacitly taught by society that our worth as a human being is derived from the things we do and the things we own. The self-esteem movement of the 1970s played into this. Parents and teachers were told to lavish children with praise to raise their self-esteem, but that actually created a generation of very timid and insecure people. Praise is conditional, even if it's unearned. If you tell a child that they're clever or pretty or good at drawing, you're teaching them that their worth as a human being is tied to those attributes. When you teach a child that praise is essential, you also teach them that criticism is intolerable.

The healthier, more sustainable approach is self acceptance - to tell your self that you are worthwhile even though, not that you are worthwhile because of. Even if you were a serial killer, your life would still have some value. You might have done a reprehensible thing, but that doesn't make you a reprehensible or irredeemable person. You can learn to separate the evaluation you make of your choices and actions from the evaluation you make of yourself as a whole person. Your value as a whole person is innate and unconditional, because you're the only you. There is no ideal you to compare yourself against, just the real you that actually exists, with all your foibles.

You can't change the past, so it's pointless to beat yourself up about actions that you've already taken. You can't accurately predict the future, so it's pointless to worry about what might happen. What matters is the present moment and making choices right now that are in line with your fundamental values. You don't have to be ecstatically happy every minute of the day to live a fulfilling life. You don't have to struggle against the thoughts and feelings that cause you to suffer, you can just carry them lightly and make the choices that matter to you.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Happiness-Trap-Based-revolutionary-mindfulness-based/dp/184529825X/

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>> No. 8980 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:10 pm
/beat/8980 ITT: Songs in a foreign language
Ásgeir Trausti - Heimförin (Icelandic folk music)

http://www.youtube.com/v/kzSJBhPFTcY

Kaizers Orchestra - Knekker Deg Til Sist (Norwegian alt-rock)

http://www.youtube.com/v/mYrPdOCM4y0

Chetes - Camino a Casa (apparently this counts as pop rock in Mexico)

http://www.youtube.com/v/qNuuzGN9WRg

I guess songs in English by non-native speaking artists are fine too.
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>> No. 10928 Anonymous
9th January 2018
Tuesday 7:30 pm
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>> No. 10929 Anonymous
11th January 2018
Thursday 10:15 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kp1HFxi2h8
>> No. 10945 Anonymous
2nd February 2018
Friday 10:10 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyMPLotr224

You'll want to turn on the subtitles and note that Sonotone is a French brand of hearing aid. The gist is that getting old sucks.
>> No. 10946 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 1:08 pm
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>>10945

I didn't think MC Solaar was that old, but then I realised Cinquième As was released in 2001...

Guess I'm getting old, too.
>> No. 10948 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 3:41 pm
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>> No. 59471 Billbob
12th January 2018
Friday 2:23 am
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So did he find you, purps?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6EL3a5RLqM
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>> No. 59785 YubYub
2nd February 2018
Friday 5:23 pm
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>>59784

Lol epic win!! XD
>> No. 59786 Anonymous
2nd February 2018
Friday 5:31 pm
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>>59784

I'm telling Turkish Bob about you, he don't like people getting nosy on his meat.
>> No. 59787 Moralfag
2nd February 2018
Friday 6:00 pm
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>>59783

Not once have I ever, no. You see, you have to make believe I'm a dafty, but I can see you're an embarrassing twat.
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2nd February 2018
Friday 6:24 pm
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>>59783

the fact a good proper british phraseology like something being cringeworthy has been replaced by the utterly ungrammatical form of something being cringe or cringy really fucking boils my piss. cunts wot speak like that should fuck off back to 4chan with the rest of the yanks.
>> No. 59789 Searchfag
3rd February 2018
Saturday 4:36 am
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>>59785
Well aren't you just a turkish delight.

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>> No. 11944 Anonymous
1st February 2018
Thursday 10:27 am
/job/11944 Ethics and that
Would you take a three figure salary to work at a corporation widely regarded as horrendously unethical?

It's a position you'd love, excel at, and be able to make some changes to a couple of the evil policies, but not all of them. It's a significant step up for you, career wise. You've been headhunted and you have scope to define your own role - the dream basically.

Could you do it? Would you? I'm in this predicament myself. I feel like if I really have to ask then I already know the answer, but I can't pretend I'm not tempted.

I probably shouldn't name the company but yes, it's the one you're thinking of.
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>> No. 11967 Anonymous
1st February 2018
Thursday 8:41 pm
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>> No. 11968 Anonymous
1st February 2018
Thursday 8:47 pm
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>>11967
What are the ethical struggles that come with being Nicholas Cage?
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2nd February 2018
Friday 8:41 am
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I could only do it if I were working it into a greater plan. Right now I'm working for an industry that's a grey area, ethically, but I'm saving up specifically to take another related qualification and move into a better field.
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2nd February 2018
Friday 1:51 pm
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OP this is what is known as an "ethical compromise under capitalism".

We all have to make such compromises in order to live comfortably. On the one hand, working for Nestlé in and of itself is not evil, unless you are head of the African Milk Division as the above poster has said. On the other hand, the fact you would have influence over policy and would have a six figure salary suggests you are skilled enough to easily find similar employment elsewhere, so it doesn't seem like something you don't have a choice in.

In the end only you can decide whether it is something you can do and still live with yourself in the long run.
>> No. 11971 Anonymous
2nd February 2018
Friday 4:17 pm
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There's things you could do to mitigate your ethical concerns.

You could use it as a stepping stone to something more ethical. It's inevitable that making a living somewhere and spending the majority of your time there will draw you into that culture and sap you of the will to try anything else. It will be extremely well paid and comfortable. It will take a tremendous amount of willpower to resist this and not have your values dulled over time.

Also you could maintain an openness about what it is you do for the company, and tell people you trust honestly about the ethical concerns you have. Don't portray the career in a better light for the sake of pride. If you're prepared to take the risk, you could share your views anonymously with relevant activist groups. You could even one day be a whistleblower if the opportunity arises.

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>> No. 59759 Ambulancelad
31st January 2018
Wednesday 6:19 pm
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What's the name of that BBC late night chonger business reporter again?
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>> No. 59764 Ambulancelad
31st January 2018
Wednesday 8:13 pm
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I love when he comes on, because it's so jarring to suddenly hear an pseudo-American-accented newsreader on the BBC.
>> No. 59769 Anonymous
1st February 2018
Thursday 1:17 am
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>>59760
RICO! I love this guy, ever since my insomnia filled nights from many years ago, he became a welcome face on my tv at stupid o'clock in the morning and over the years I've seen him slowly rise in the BBC.
>> No. 59771 Ambulancelad
1st February 2018
Thursday 1:44 am
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Oh Rico you're so fine
You're so fine you blow my mind
Hey Rico
>> No. 59773 Searchfag
1st February 2018
Thursday 6:55 am
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>>59771
I say kill em all!
>> No. 59776 Ambulancelad
1st February 2018
Thursday 4:46 pm
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He cheers me up no end in the middle of the night, too. I like him very much.

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