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>> No. 5456 Anonymous
4th April 2014
Friday 3:02 am
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This was really good.
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>> No. 6735 Anonymous
20th January 2018
Saturday 12:46 am
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cunt-on.
>> No. 6736 Anonymous
20th January 2018
Saturday 1:13 am
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>>6733
A minge maul.
>> No. 6737 Anonymous
20th January 2018
Saturday 10:12 am
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I've been thinking about it some more, and it may actually be a new disguised form of cunt-off:

*That's a very interesting post*
> You're a cunt.

*Thanks lad*
> You too.
>> No. 6739 Anonymous
20th January 2018
Saturday 12:06 pm
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>>6737
Damning with faint praise, I think it's called.
>> No. 6740 Anonymous
31st January 2018
Wednesday 9:42 pm
6740 Ian Rankin - Rebus books 15, 16, 17, 17.1, 17.2, 18, 19, 21, 22
Fleshmarket Close 2004)
The Naming of the Dead (2006)
Exit Music (2007)
Standing in Another Man's Grave (2012)
Saints of the Shadow Bible (2013)
The Complaints (2009) - Malcolm Fox
The Impossible Dead (2011) - Malcolm Fox
Even Dogs in the Wild (2015)
Rather Be the Devil (2016)

I finished the remaining Rebus novels, as well as the two Fox ones which took place in the chronicity. Malcolm Fox seems like a pointless character, Siobhan is more interesting but rarely develops in any particular fashion. Fox is particularly annoying as he supposedly sticks to the rules and does things by the book as all the other characters are keen to remind him in conversation except he really doesn't, every now and then he'll go against his orders in the most pointless way and achieve nothing at all by it.
The Naming of the Dead stuck out in particular as of all the books it had the most life to it, Rankin seemed energised by the G8 protests and how much he hates Bono. Exit Music and Even Dogs in the Wild had some particularly melancholy moments which I enjoyed.
As the stories progress into the later books (16+) it seems like someone was teaching Rankin about actual organised crime, so they begin to be a bit convoluted in a dull way all to do with buying property and banking investments. Once or twice this is done well but the rest of the time I wasn't terribly impressed. One case in particular was a retrospective thing about how all the gangsters invested in the land around the Scottish Parliament in the pre-2000 referendum and the fallout from that, then later there's a book where they're investing again in the land for the more recent referendum, but when that fails the next book ignores it.
Some odd things in the chronology; Rebus seems to forget his father was dead in one book, and the biography of Big Ger written at the end of one book has been totally forgotten by everyone involved a few books later when someone else proposes writing one.
I'm amused that the early cases sometimes take weeks and months with years in between, then the more recent ones all seem to happen in a matter of days, something that Rankin started doing presumably when he realised Rebus was about to reach the age of retirement and is now getting very old, but wanting to keep writing more books.
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>> No. 59720 YubYub
29th January 2018
Monday 7:56 am
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What's the name of that disorder where you haven't had any social contact for 10 years and you can't concentrate and you don't have any motivation to do anything and you constantly obsess over past mistakes and shitty experiences?

Asking for a friend.
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>> No. 59734 Anonymous
29th January 2018
Monday 2:56 pm
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>>59732
>I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO BE REBUILT FROM THE GROUND UP.
So what you're saying is.. your foundations are good. Or should they be relaid as well?
>> No. 59737 R4GE
29th January 2018
Monday 3:38 pm
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>>59734

Okay scrap that. Nuke the site from orbit and start over. It is the only way to be sure.
>> No. 59746 YubYub
29th January 2018
Monday 6:59 pm
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>>59729
I've tried too, they fobbed me off with Sertraline which left me significantly worse than before. I was refered to a therapist but I'm too anxious to use public transport so I never went. All very predictable I know.
>> No. 59747 Crabkiller
29th January 2018
Monday 7:25 pm
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Well, I don't do the last bit. I agonise about the mistakes I'm going to make.and how I won't take any mitigating action.
>> No. 59765 Anonymous
31st January 2018
Wednesday 8:15 pm
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09pb7jq

Watched this just now and thought of you melts

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>> No. 26298 Anonymous
29th January 2018
Monday 10:05 pm
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Lads if I needed access to high speed internet for a 2tb+ upload how would be the best way to do that? For logistical reasons I can't leave the pc on for over 12ish hours.

Are there high speed internet cafés or something?
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>> No. 26305 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 1:13 pm
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Apparently Google transports large amounts of data between their servers by dumping it onto flash drives and physically moving them about, because the bandwidth is better that way.
>> No. 26306 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 9:49 pm
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>>26302
I mean you have to get your priorities straight for sure. Do you wants kids and a detached house or do you want to live in the 21st century?
>> No. 26307 Anonymous
31st January 2018
Wednesday 3:15 pm
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Torrents are very good at handling unexpected cutoffs, so if you can deal with it over a few 12-hour days, perhaps use that? That way, it doesn't have to be one interrupted session.
>> No. 26308 Anonymous
31st January 2018
Wednesday 6:50 pm
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>>26307

What the oplad actually wants is rsync, torrents are great for NtoN distributions but not optimal for 1to1 upload/download.
>> No. 26309 Anonymous
31st January 2018
Wednesday 7:09 pm
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>>26308
I think what the oplad really really wants is a massive external hard drive, which will move that data faster than any IP connection he could ever hope to use.

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>> No. 83879 Anonymous
26th January 2018
Friday 9:01 pm
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The bourgeois military power existing in Westminster by its politics of robbery, taxation, violence, executions, and torture should open the eyes of the deluded. It is hostile not only to the working class, but, by the essence of things, to all the labouring peasantry as well. The labouring peasantry of the North of England and Wales should understand that only in union with the urban proletariat and the soldiers, in union with the Scottish and Northern Irish poor can the Conservatives be defeated.

This union of the urban and village poor can be realized only through the Labour party. Like it or not, New Labour will now strive towards the same thing for which Corbyn has long since begun to fight. His common goal is the overthrow of the autocracy of ministers and lords appointed by nepotism, hateful to the people, and the establishment of the power of workers by means of a nationwide armed insurrection. For that, their struggle against the right wing fascist media of the bourgeoisie, who are armed to the teeth, will have to be conducted as a regular frontline war, persistent and prolonged.
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>> No. 83889 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 5:34 pm
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>>83879

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq8y-ejapjE
>> No. 83890 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 7:36 pm
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>>83889

Ooof, that fat lad with gauges absolutely DESTROYED the USSR. I doubt it'll ever recover.
>> No. 83891 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 8:02 pm
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>>83890

That's nazipuglad isn't it?
>> No. 83892 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 8:13 pm
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>>83890
I've seen no evidence that Gorbachev has ever worn gauges...
>> No. 83893 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 8:43 pm
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>>83892

Obviously, they doctored all the photos, didn't they?

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>> No. 7989 Anonymous
5th December 2017
Tuesday 1:49 pm
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Growing in the British outdoors seems like it wouldn't be worth getting your wellies wet for, but does anyone know if its possible? And if so, any particular strains / tips? Cheers.
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>> No. 7993 Anonymous
6th December 2017
Wednesday 12:14 am
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>>7992

That's why you run a negative-pressure extraction system with carbon filters.

See UK420 for the details.
>> No. 7994 Anonymous
8th December 2017
Friday 3:44 am
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There was an old pensioner couple unknowingly had one growing in their back garden for years and it never budded, rozzers still took it mind. I remember reading it in the Metro.

Police Helicopter pilots are constantly on the look out for hot spots, as well. Unless it is really remote and really well insulated, someone will discover it because of the smell. It's only practical to grow in urban areas in tower blocks you control or a basement with medical R&D lab-grade air filtering equipment.

If you're only growing between 1 and 4 plants, then you can do that in a large cupboard and often the police turn a blind eye as they often have larger fish to fry.

- Wrong 'un.
>> No. 7995 Anonymous
8th December 2017
Friday 3:25 pm
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>>7994

>Police Helicopter pilots are constantly on the look out for hot spots, as well. Unless it is really remote and really well insulated, someone will discover it because of the smell. It's only practical to grow in urban areas in tower blocks you control or a basement with medical R&D lab-grade air filtering equipment.

>If you're only growing between 1 and 4 plants, then you can do that in a large cupboard and often the police turn a blind eye as they often have larger fish to fry.

Much like the TV licence enforcement officer, contray to the properganda the police are not omnipotant, and will not always get their man. It is not that they are turning a blind eye, they haven't seen.

Like all things the larger the scale you are doing something the more obvious it is what you are up to. If you are doing things on an industrial scale and you light up the night sky like 'Saving Grace' it doesn't take much detective work to figure out you are up to something.

If you are growing just for yourself in your green house like any other plant, or somewhere out of sight, why would anyone ever notice unless you draw attention to it through your actions? If you act like you are hiding something people treat you like you are hiding something. The most sucessfull homegrowers I've seen have all been long in the tooth housewives who didn't fit the usual profile, didn't knot themselves up with teenlad anxiety and kept things to themselves because there was no paronia or ego about it.
>> No. 7996 Anonymous
9th December 2017
Saturday 5:07 pm
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Yeah, I can confirm this. My Mum used to grow it. However, the police knew. She was questioned about an assault that took place outside her garden and they smellled it in the house. Once they are in your house, they don't need permission if the have probable cause so they found her grow cupboard but the chap said after he found it that he wasn't there about that and that chasing people for growing 1 or 2 plants was a "waste of fucking time". I reckon if they had found more they would have done her, but that brush with the law was enough to scare her straight afterwards.
>> No. 8039 Anonymous
29th January 2018
Monday 5:30 pm
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I have two years experience growing outdoors
I found Frisian Dew grew well making circa £700 from three large plants sold as smalls. It was necessary to put rabbit-proof cages around the plants, to use fertilised compost, anti-fungicidal spray (sparingly) during flowering. I had concerns that it might make the weed taste bad but I couldn't tell, I think the rain washed it off before i harvested.
It was also necessary to erect a deer-proof fence at one spot, when a deer ate a plant which would have produced a decent amount but mysteriously left the other one.
Make many, small spots - clearings in brambles and nettles and hawthorne in the middle of nowhere. Use google maps and OS maps. Be aware that the prevailing wind will carry the smell, be not seen or heard -> consider working at night.
You just have to sell more weight of buds for the same amount of money to make it fair.
The stuff gets you high OK
It is better in a greenhouse apparently.
There are many strains which work OK outdoors, see uk420.org - they have a large outdoor grow section with many diaries which I used to get a buzz from reading. It's a great adventure

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>> No. 2365 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 1:12 pm
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After googling around a bit, all the custom length shelving I can find is about 30cm depth maximum. That's not a great help if I want to put things like a printer on them, is there anywhere that'll just sell me some nice planks cut to order, or cheaper mahogany-finish deeper than 30cm?
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>> No. 2379 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 10:29 pm
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I think I'll rely on slightly overestimating the lengths I need then cutting it down on location, I have the tools and it's safer than presuming all my preliminary measurements were accurate.
>> No. 2380 Anonymous
20th January 2018
Saturday 1:19 am
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>>2377
>I have at least two long spirit levels and quite a lot of pencils

I think you're on the right path. Spirit levels are gods own implement. Promise me you won't start drilling or doing anything until the wall is covered in pencil gridlines; then you'll be fine mate.
>> No. 2381 Anonymous
20th January 2018
Saturday 1:26 am
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>>2378
No m7, the B&Q machine they have is a monster and designed to cut 2.4m x 1.2m boards - every cut is square, its not done by hand.
>> No. 2382 Anonymous
20th January 2018
Saturday 1:37 am
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>>2379
Turn up at the machine with the exact measurements, pay the cutting fee, it is more accurate and quicker than anything you can do at home.
>> No. 2383 Anonymous
28th January 2018
Sunday 11:52 pm
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Most B&Qs will cut for free so long as you don't want a silly amount of cuts.

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>> No. 20473 Anonymous
8th March 2016
Tuesday 8:00 pm
/v/20473 Star Trek
If anyone's interested, Voyager and TNG are continually playing at http://vaughnlive.tv/downlorrd .

Also general Star Trek thread, what do you think of the new movies? What setting would you want a new series to be in?
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>> No. 22054 Anonymous
27th January 2018
Saturday 2:45 pm
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>>22052
I'm confused, is the episode with Dax kissing her/his ex-wife not counted because it was the symbiont acting?
>> No. 22055 Anonymous
27th January 2018
Saturday 6:57 pm
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>>22054

You are right, I knew it was DS9 but I forgot which episode it was.
>> No. 22056 Anonymous
27th January 2018
Saturday 7:52 pm
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I watched a couple of episodes yesterday and I'm curious, where should I start watching ST from and in what order?
>> No. 22057 Anonymous
28th January 2018
Sunday 10:59 am
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>>22055
I would never have pointed it out but RLM used it as well so I was wondering if some new classification was going on what with us living in the future and all.

>>22056
If you can stomach mid-60s sci-fi on a shoestring budget then do the release order (it helps to warm up with the 1959 Twilight Zone):
http://startreklist.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/list-of-all-star-trek-episodes-sorted_05.html

Otherwise start on TNG. Most people (wrongly) suggest doing it by series which is simpler but forgets that the broadcast order exists. This looks complicated but things will never be as good again:

1) Start with the TNG episode 'Darmok' to give you a taste of peak Trek because the first season or two is going to be a struggle.
2) Watch solely TNG from the pilot* until S6E11 (the second episode of Picard talking about lights) and then alternate episodes with DS9 starting with the pilot.
3) TNG will end. Watch the VII movie Generations and continue DS9 up until the episode where Quark finds a baby then alternate with VOY episodes.
4) Before S5E6 of DS9 watch the TOS episode 'The Trouble with Tribbles' then watch the episode - trust me it is a really cool episode and I can't think of any other franchises that have done what this does.
5) After S5E8 of DS9 watch the VIII movie First Contact (important for main plot).
6) After S7E9 of DS9 watch IX movie Insurrection (movie plot motivation improved)
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>> No. 22058 Anonymous
28th January 2018
Sunday 12:33 pm
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>>22057
I've seen the Darmok episode and all of the original TZ run so I'll go with the release order, thanks for the tip.

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>> No. 23810 Anonymous
31st December 2011
Saturday 10:22 pm
/x/23810 Guilty Would
Since this image wasn't that well received in The Ginger Thread, and by the recommendation of some lad in /b/: this is the "Guilty Would" thread.

Post women which aren't generically attractive, but which (for whatever reason) you'd shag the heck out of given the chance.
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>> No. 40525 Anonymous
18th November 2017
Saturday 9:52 pm
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>>40522
Yeah, it's basically an artificial selection mechanism to get not so bright people to strap what is functionally a handgrenade to their face.
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19th November 2017
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27th January 2018
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>> No. 40579 Anonymous
28th January 2018
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>> No. 40580 Anonymous
28th January 2018
Sunday 8:21 am
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Fantasising about a gangbang with The Sundaes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V82gOSHPV9Q

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>> No. 11940 Anonymous
26th January 2018
Friday 7:46 pm
/job/11940 Actuaries in UK
What’s the deal with actuarial analysts in a country with public healthcare? It appears they focus on secondary insurance markets but I assume you could still work with car/property insurance privately.
Has anyone known a British actuary?

t. would like to live in the UK
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>> No. 11941 Anonymous
26th January 2018
Friday 8:59 pm
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You'd probably find a job in Lloyds (the insurance market, not the bank) in London with those skills. The pensions market uses actuaries a lot. I haven't met one for years though.
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26th January 2018
Friday 9:27 pm
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An odd question from an actuary, of course there'ss loads of actuarial roles in the UK, just search in London on any job site.
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26th January 2018
Friday 10:03 pm
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I know an actuary. She's exactly as boring as predicted, which I suppose is a sign of a good actuary.

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>> No. 59403 Moralfag
8th January 2018
Monday 8:13 pm
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OOH EE
OOH AH AH

KILL YOURSELF

WALLA WALLA
BING BANG
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>> No. 59432 Anonymous
10th January 2018
Wednesday 10:57 pm
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>> No. 59433 Crabkiller
10th January 2018
Wednesday 11:17 pm
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>>59432

Is that Ronni Ancona?
>> No. 59436 Crabkiller
11th January 2018
Thursday 12:57 pm
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>>59433
Yup!
>> No. 59437 Searchfag
11th January 2018
Thursday 4:45 pm
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>>59433
She should change her surname to anaconda, because that's how people pronounce it anyway.
>> No. 59702 Samefag
26th January 2018
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Mark Speight was well hung, apparently....

Also: Scratchy = Max Headroom on speed

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>> No. 414070 Anonymous
1st December 2017
Friday 7:39 am
/b/414070 Christmas 2017
It's the first of December. It's that time of year again.

Open your advent calendar chocolates, listen to Andrew, put up your tree at the weekend, put off the present shopping for at least a fortnight, surviving the Christmas party at work, watching shit on telly.

You know the drill by now, lads.
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>> No. 415187 Anonymous
25th January 2018
Thursday 1:54 am
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>>415160 how much of the apparent profit on that car can be accounted for as inflation? How do we even measure that?
>> No. 415196 Anonymous
25th January 2018
Thursday 11:36 am
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>>415187

£45k in 2008 equates to about £57k today.

https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/monetary-policy/inflation
>> No. 415219 Anonymous
26th January 2018
Friday 11:43 am
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Still a tidy profit if you bought a car for 45 grand in 2008 and get to sell it for 100 today. Even inflation adjusted. No bank would have paid you that in interest in the mean time.
>> No. 415225 Anonymous
26th January 2018
Friday 4:13 pm
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>>415219
No but an index fund would be roughly the same.
>> No. 415229 Anonymous
26th January 2018
Friday 5:20 pm
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>>415225

Inflation adjusted, if >>415196 lad is to be believed, a £45K investment taken on in 2008 would still equal around £75K today. That's a 66 percent return on investment.

The problem with keeping a classic car, even if you just let it sit under a cover for ten years, is the upkeep. Ten years of just collecting dust is a long time even for a Ferrari. Rubber parts of any kind, for example, typically have a lifespan of some ten years. So a Ferrari that you put in your garage or your barn ten years ago will not only be unattractive to buyers today because you didn't have all the recurring servicing done by an authorised Ferrari dealer (true Ferrari collectors will turn their nose up at any specimen that was serviced by an independent shop), but you are going to have to replace anything from a timing belt to a water pump and probably each and every water hose. And by a Ferrari dealership. That's going to shave an easy £5,000 off your profit, more likely £10,000... because again, you will have to catch up on ten years of neglect.

One of my mates worked for a boss once who drove a Ferrari 348, which is often called the Testarossa's little brother. By and large, he said he had to set aside around £5,000 every year for all the maintenance recommended by Ferrari.

A classic car like that is only a worthwhile investment if you have the means to store it properly and have it maintained. The best kept Testarossas in factory condition now run for upwards of £140,000. So if you bought one ten years ago for £45K, which was about the top end back then, deducting £5,000 every year, you would still only have a profit of £45K before inflation. But again, that needs to be put in perspective to all the maintenance work you would have to do on your "barn find" testarossa to get it back into a state where most buyers would actually be interested.

Long story short, if all you have is a chunk of money and want to make a profit off it, you're indeed better off investing in things like stocks or index funds. Or if you still feel tempted to buy a classic car as an investment, get one that's a little more practical, which you can afford to run and service regularly, and where proper servicing by an authorised dealership doesn't make a difference of £40K in eventual resale value.

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>> ID: c4469a No. 14234 Anonymous
4th August 2017
Friday 9:17 am

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/shed/14234 Build the wall
Foreign visitors will losbe posting rights for a couple of days whil i stem the tide of filth. Normal service will resume soon.
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>> ID: 2911cf No. 14328 Anonymous
21st August 2017
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>>14319
An elegant solution!
>> ID: be1393 No. 14395 Anonymous
5th January 2018
Friday 11:40 am

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The barbarians seem to have returned.
>> ID: 349df1 No. 14408 Anonymous
25th January 2018
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>>14275
Bugger. This site is one of the very few I still visit and that hasn't turned to complete and utter shit.
>> ID: ec74d0 No. 14409 Anonymous
25th January 2018
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>>14408
That was August last year. If you can post now, I wouldn't worry.
>> ID: 349df1 No. 14410 Anonymous
26th January 2018
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>>14409
I'm behind seven proxies lad. Without them I still get 403.

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>> No. 12052 Anonymous
2nd August 2016
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I'm reading a book by Neal Stephenson where he describes the emergence of coffee houses in England. He doesn't mention how do they prepare (steep?) their coffee though. And that is the question that bothers me a bit more than it should.

Any ideas? I tried feeding that to search engines. Got a few references to an old book but it's all that funny Old English, add being spectacularly non-specific.
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>> No. 12074 Anonymous
7th August 2016
Sunday 9:11 pm
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>>12073

You are supposed to fill the bottom with water, and the middle bit with some coffee, then when the water boils it bubbles through the coffee and out not the kettle bit. Takes about 5 minutes.
>> No. 12075 Anonymous
7th August 2016
Sunday 9:15 pm
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>>12074
Learn to read annotations [1].

[1]a critical or explanatory note or body of notes added to a text.
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7th August 2016
Sunday 9:17 pm
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It's not necessarily more bitter. A moka pot extracts more flavour from the coffee grounds than an espresso machine, so naturally bitter coffees will taste more bitter when prepared in a moka. IME you want a slightly lighter roast and a slightly coarser grind than you would use for espresso.

I think a moka is the best way to prepare coffee at home. It's not espresso, but it can produce excellent coffee with very little fuss.
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8th August 2016
Monday 9:49 am
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By the way lad. What do you exactly mean when you mention strength? The aroma or the caffeine content?
>>12076
Thanks.
>> No. 12402 Anonymous
25th January 2018
Thursday 9:40 pm
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I actually bought myself one. I'm satisfied; the coffee it makes is flavourful in its own way. A decent addition to a cezve and a cafetiere I already possess.

Not all beans taste remarkably well in it though. Coffee made from the last batch of beans I'd milled tasted bland; brewing the grounds in a cezve produced a noticeably better result.

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>> No. 2669 Anonymous
26th August 2014
Tuesday 4:27 pm
/fat/2669 Voice "tuning"
Is it too late to do something with your voice if you are 22?

It is, well, "inconstant". That is, the speed, the loudness, the pitch tend to vary; sometimes up to the point being slightly uncontrollable (especially loudness; I may pronounce words loudly I intended to pronounce quietly and vice versa). The resulting sound is obviously not very nice, probably rasping and somewhat unclear.

I cannot provide any examples as I have neither the microphone, nor the working jack for it. For better or worse.
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>> No. 3934 Anonymous
20th October 2016
Thursday 7:14 pm
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>I found out that I sound somewhat like a pretentious cunt, apart from screeching. Not a pleasant discovery indeed but still better than ignorance.

When I speak quietly, my voice goes really deep. Also when I'm drunk enough, girls have told me it goes sexually deep, Barry White style. When I'm tense, however, or if I become animated, it can go high pitched. I've also realised that I mumble and mutter at least 50% of the time. It really is eye opening recording yourself and listening/watching back, I come across as a total gimp sometimes and then at others as Mega Mr Monty Confidanté the Sexy Baritone Sexagram Man. Your body language, posture, tone, choice of words, delivery, timing, and yes, pitch - all these things combine to create an emphasis and provide emotion (or lack of) to your topic or point, or offer an allusion to what else you've got going on behind the eyes. It might sound shallow, but I've noticed the different ways people react to me based on my uncontrollable shifts in all of those qualities I just listed.
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28th October 2016
Friday 4:40 pm
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Margaret Thatcher famously subjected herself to speech training when she was running for Prime Minister the first time, and by that time, she was well into middle age. If you see early footage of her, her voice had a quite unpleasant, annoyingly shrieky tone and pitch to it. Like an endlessly lamenting housewife or a stern Victorian headmistress. But she was able to smooth all that out... and even if you hated her and her way of politics, you had to admit that her voice was not unpleasant to listen to.
>> No. 3985 Anonymous
28th October 2016
Friday 5:26 pm
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That first video is incredible.
>> No. 3986 Anonymous
28th October 2016
Friday 6:40 pm
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Huun Huur Tu. They're Tuva's second best export (after high-quality cobalt ore). Their song "Orphan's Lament" is one of the most moving things I've ever heard.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbdkJ6cL4Aw
>> No. 4463 Anonymous
25th January 2018
Thursday 9:20 pm
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I'll look this up, thank you.
>>3934
Can affirm about speaking quietly, to an extent. Should I raise it to normal levels, things go not so smoothly.

I still wonder why at times I mumble and mutter - just like you - and at times sound almost decent. I lost the access to the recordings db recently so no free listening.

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>> No. 414936 Anonymous
8th January 2018
Monday 12:46 am
/b/414936 TEACON 2 - THIS IS NOT A DRILL
One step closer to ITZ lads...
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>> No. 414942 Anonymous
8th January 2018
Monday 10:36 am
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I read about Freddos all the time on reddit but I have yet to try one.
>> No. 414943 Anonymous
8th January 2018
Monday 10:49 am
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>>414942
It's Dairy Milk in the shape of an anthropomorphic cartoon frog. There, now you don't have to.
>> No. 414952 Anonymous
8th January 2018
Monday 7:47 pm
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We always used to call them 'Pervy Frogs' because the 10p sign was always covering his groin. Note that his legs were wide open too.
>> No. 415205 Anonymous
25th January 2018
Thursday 8:32 pm
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>>414936

Did someone say Tekken 2?
>> No. 415206 Anonymous
25th January 2018
Thursday 8:45 pm
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>>415205
I think you misheard.

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>> 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. 7254 Anonymous
18th January 2018
Thursday 1:35 pm
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Entirely fair. The tulip bubble was caused by a newly created asset class.

Bitcoins at this point have begun to demonstrate themselves to be unfit for purpose. They are volatile, slow, and have outrageous transaction fees, these are all qualities you don't want in a currency. And as a result even the early adopting tech companies who originally supported them (Valve, Microsoft ect) won't touch them now. So with all that in mind, you have to ask yourself, what is the value in this asset or future value.

I don't think there isn't value in crypto currency. Just not this one unless they can magically solve at least any 2 of the 3 problems mentioned above.
>> No. 7255 Anonymous
18th January 2018
Thursday 1:38 pm
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>>7253

Ish. The market cap of the entire NASDAQ was about $6.6 trillion at the peak of the bubble. The theoretical "market cap" of all circulating BTC and ETH peaked at about $0.5 trillion.

The difference is that a large proportion of NASDAQ companies had been profitably trading for years before the dot com crash and are still profitably trading today. They had tangible, saleable assets and real revenues. The top five companies in the NASDAQ at the peak of the crash were Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, Oracle and Sun. The first four are still outrageously profitable businesses and Sun were acquired by Oracle in 2010. The current total market cap of the NASDAQ is about $9.5 trillion.

The dot com crash was in many ways equally irrational to the inflation of the bubble. A lot of bullshit companies went bust when everyone realised that they were bullshit, but a lot of fundamentally sound companies became grossly undervalued.
>> No. 7256 Anonymous
18th January 2018
Thursday 3:10 pm
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>a newly created asset class
>no price history whatsoever

Good grief.
>> No. 7258 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 6:55 am
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What does that graph look like when previous Bitcoin spikes and crashes are plotted on it? It went from practically zero to $30 and then back down to $2 in a short space of time, and the same for $50 to $1000 and back down to $200 during the Gox debacle, which was also a pretty quick boom.
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25th January 2018
Thursday 4:34 pm
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>Long Island Iced Tea Corp. shares rose as much as 289 percent after the unprofitable Hicksville, New York-based company rebranded itself Long Blockchain Corp.

Well if that isn't proof that this is a speculative bubble I don't know what is.

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>> No. 26080 Anonymous
24th January 2018
Wednesday 6:09 pm
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I work a lot but don't know if it helps anyone. I had a lot more self-esteem back when I was volunteering and helping people out directly. Now I have a decently paid corporate job, but I feel really empty. Between work and study I really don't have enough time to volunteer anymore.

The entire atmosphere of a place where the primary goal of everyone is to earn money for themselves is crushing. I want to be connected to other people in a meaningful way again.
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>> No. 26081 Anonymous
24th January 2018
Wednesday 7:15 pm
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Time to start planning a career change, I think. You're probably qualified for all sorts of jobs in the third sector. Have a look on Guardian Jobs and have a think about what you might like to do.
>> No. 26082 Anonymous
24th January 2018
Wednesday 7:18 pm
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>>26080
you couldnt give me a leg up before you fuck off could you

im going to kill myself
>> No. 26083 Anonymous
24th January 2018
Wednesday 8:45 pm
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Have you thought of volunteering evenings or doing weekends? Some firms do reading schemes where once a week you go and read books to kids, stuff like that. If its a large company, it will have some kind of CSR projects like that.
>> No. 26084 Anonymous
24th January 2018
Wednesday 9:28 pm
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>>26082
If you're serious, make your own thread and we'll have a chat, lad.
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25th January 2018
Thursday 1:37 am
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Does anyone here have experience in call centers such as Samaritans and the like? Anecdotes, advice, etc. I imagine such work might help people develope social skills and compasion.

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>> No. 11932 Anonymous
24th January 2018
Wednesday 2:04 pm
/job/11932 Admin test
I've got a job interview next week, and it involves a "short admin test". Was wondering if anyone on here has applied for an admin position before and what that test could entail?
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>> No. 11935 Anonymous
24th January 2018
Wednesday 8:25 pm
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Doing a round of hot drinks for at least five people, mentally noting all drinks and milk/sugar preferences, no notepad allowed.
>> No. 11936 Anonymous
24th January 2018
Wednesday 8:42 pm
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That would definitely be a reasonable test. Send 'em to Starbucks for the whole team and see if they remember the order. Forget my soya mocha and you're out the door now.
>> No. 11937 Anonymous
24th January 2018
Wednesday 9:33 pm
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Yeah, this. Also Vlookup.

I've gone for tests in interviews before in admin/finance positions; they can involve a GCSE-level numeracy exam, data entry in Excel, spotting mistakes in a data set, typing out a letter, stuff like that.

If they're not giving details, it probably isn't very complex and will be along the above lines. If you've got the interview through an agency, ask them, they will probably know what it involves.
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24th January 2018
Wednesday 9:42 pm
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>Also Vlookup

Everyone uses this, and thinks it is the height of excel use, even people who should know better, but it is just terrible. If you can master a nested match index that is better, it is more versatile(it can go back as well as forwards or even to other sheets, and you don't have to count columns like a wally.
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25th January 2018
Thursday 12:08 am
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When I did my placement year, my programming knowledge basically made me The Excel Bitch for the whole place I was working at, and I often had people make insane uses of VLOOKUP when a 5-line Range.Find script would have done the job just as well.

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>> No. 59579 Samefag
18th January 2018
Thursday 6:55 pm
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Let me just get this straight.. you're saying we should organise our societies along the lines of the lobsters?
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>> No. 59650 YubYub
23rd January 2018
Tuesday 10:30 pm
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Who has interviewed him who is labelled 'alt-right'? I'm not that big on the 'scene' but i've listened to two nationalist conservatives who've been repeatedly denied a debate or interview. I guess it's a pretty broad spectrum, to my mind an alr-righter is a 'radical' conservative in the vein of a ethno nationalist but i guess you have bubonic batty drillers like Milo under the same umbrella.
>> No. 59651 YubYub
23rd January 2018
Tuesday 11:16 pm
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>>59648
Right you are mate. You've barely connected with another man until you've both got your todgers out.
>> No. 59653 Crabkiller
23rd January 2018
Tuesday 11:20 pm
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OKAY. LOOK, I CAN EXPLAIN. I THINK >>59645 LOADED IN THE WRONG PLAYER.
>> No. 59657 Searchfag
24th January 2018
Wednesday 7:04 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhdEbOzcN1U
>> No. 59662 YubYub
24th January 2018
Wednesday 10:06 pm
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>>59657
That's actually brilliant.

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>> No. 26051 Anonymous
10th January 2018
Wednesday 3:42 pm
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Creepy situation, but I am compos mentis and sound of mind, I assure you.

I recently changed my address, I'm now living with some acquaintances a ways away north, and I suspect that someone, resident or otherwise, has bugged my bedroom, and possibly the bathroom. Don't ask me why because it would take more time to explain than it's worth at this moment - but being a juicy story, if you guys give good advice and help me locate these mics or whatever, or eradicate them from my every day worries and anxieties, then I will tell all.

Lets not bring up paranoia though please best beloveds we are Proud British MansTM and just like Mr Farages Faragé egg of concerns about muck and scum washing up on our shores, I am concerned that the people with all their rights and privileges are trying to fuck with me. It's not quite a gaslight because I havent directly mentioned it yet, over a lengthy period of time I have circumstantial evidence and things said during private interactions with people, but that's not proof that this is happening. I don't want to involve any authorities at this moment in time, I need to either sniff it out or clear it out of my head.

So guide me, .gs. netstat? some software that 13 year olds use to crack games? One of those plastic guns that do nothing those guys use, the alien hunters that Louis Theroux put on weird weekends? A ouija board interaction with my deceased nana (she was lovely so she wouldnt stand for this sort of thing and put a stop to it)? Or do I learn wicca and curse them to have haunted dreams of Saville tainted corpse snatching?

Some advice, please.
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>> No. 26066 Anonymous
11th January 2018
Thursday 8:22 pm
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Can you still buy those radios that broadcast on the Military's secure channel? I remember years back a lad on here mentioning a phrase you could use to troll them into triangulating you PoO and then 5 mins later a Navy Seaking would land on your head.
>> No. 26067 Anonymous
11th January 2018
Thursday 8:47 pm
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The phrase is "bongo bongo charlie skidmark."
>> No. 26068 Anonymous
11th January 2018
Thursday 9:17 pm
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The military were still using the Clansman system up until about 2010, so in theory anyone could have listened to and broadcast on their frequencies, even though it's illegal to do so (good luck catching someone merely listening in though) Indeed a lot of Ex-MOD vehicles got sold with the Clansman still installed when they were transitioning to the secure Bowman radios - though that took about six years to switch to. The mind boggles.

Police and other emergency services largely use a weird, shit, unreliable network provided by Airwave, which is basically just a crap mobile network where all the handsets cost a grand. It's basically impossible to listen in on, though, which is good. I never quite understood why in America you can listen to police chatter, even stream it online. Perfect for criminals.

Interestingly, I've heard that police helicopters broadcast their air to ground communications on microwave frequencies, meaning it should be technically possible, with the right equipment, to view a feed from their cameras.
>> No. 26069 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 2:21 am
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Did you find anything my friend?
>> No. 26079 Anonymous
24th January 2018
Wednesday 6:08 pm
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OP here, despite this being an anonymous imageboard, even typing out the background to this would be mortifying. I'm just mentally ill, don't mind me.

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