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>> No. 23980 Cockernay
10th April 2017
Monday 7:45 pm
/zoo/23980 Immigrant chans looking for a handout thread. Stickied

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>> No. 23986 Cockernay
10th April 2017
Monday 8:03 pm
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I'm just hoping it'll encourage them to not keep making posts on /b/, advertising.
>> No. 23987 Gazza
10th April 2017
Monday 8:04 pm
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>> No. 23988 Raoul
10th April 2017
Monday 10:06 pm
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>> No. 23989 Fairy
10th April 2017
Monday 11:23 pm
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I remember this bit of Metal Gear


>> No. 25862 Anonymous
10th April 2017
Monday 12:59 pm
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Hey friends.

So I own my own business and I want a more pro sounding email address than, I'd like a how would I go about doing this?

Thanks meights.
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>> No. 25863 Anonymous
10th April 2017
Monday 2:03 pm
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The same way you signed up for Gmail, but this time chuck 'em a few quid each month.
>> No. 25864 Anonymous
10th April 2017
Monday 3:16 pm
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What's the business? Shouldn't you have a website anyway, in which case you could get the email server through your hosting provider?


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>> No. 401264 Anonymous
13th April 2016
Wednesday 3:41 am
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How does one find a lawyer like Saul Goodman, a lawyer who's not afraid to stretch the rules for you if you get in trouble with the law? A guy like that would be pretty handy to have on your contacts list.
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>> No. 401328 Anonymous
15th April 2016
Friday 2:48 pm
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I'm talking about lawyers who break the law frequently. The sort that plan your robbery on one end and get you off the charge for it on the other. Is that not what we're talking about?
>> No. 401329 Anonymous
15th April 2016
Friday 2:59 pm
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>chiefly the stuff of movies and crime novels

Hence why the thread is about a TV lawyer, and whether people like him exist in real life.

>Intimidation and threats, I wouldn't necessarily put under "other nefarious means"

I mean, this isn't really the sort of thing Saul Goodman does a lot of personally, he's more the sort of person who would know who to call if someone needed to be threatened/intimidated. Most of the morally questionable stuff he does is more like deliberately lying, fabricating evidence, and outright conning people.

Besides, I definitely would count a lawyer breaking the law in any way, however minor, to be using nefarious means. Is there not a law equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath involved in being called to the bar?
>> No. 401330 Anonymous
15th April 2016
Friday 3:10 pm
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What about exceeding the speed limit when running late to a trial?
>> No. 401333 Anonymous
15th April 2016
Friday 3:40 pm
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Now you're being deliberately obtuse. I'll rephrase: I definitely would count a lawyer breaking the law in any way in order to unfairly benefit their client to be using nefarious means.
>> No. 409586 Anonymous
9th April 2017
Sunday 7:47 pm
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>> No. 24751 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 9:16 pm
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I'm not sure if this is /job/ material or /emo/ but since It's a problem I'll put it here.

I've just started a new job, my first day wasn't bad. I could say I enjoyed it since it was different, learnt a few things. It's different from my old job and have no experience in this current environment. Today (my second day) I felt like they put the workload down on me, It wouldn't be so bad if I knew how to do the tasks they've gave me to do tomorrow and onwards. I don't mind a trial by fire if I knew what I was doing. The office manager who is training me will be on maternity leave soon and the boss thinks the best way for me to learn is intense training sessions with him whenever he's in the office (Seems like he is hardly there but will e-mail, phone etc frequently)

As I've said, I have no experience in this area so I'm just starting from scratch. I feel as though they expect me to complete whatever they give me despite knowing full well that I am inexperienced and untrained. In the interview I was labelled a "risk" because of this but the boss thought I had potential. I know it's too early to really decide but I honestly feel as if this job isn't for me.

I left my old job since it was a shithole, I had been there for 2 years and just wanted out so took the first thing that looked promising (Office job) but I feel I left one hellhole for another, that the grass wasn't greener on the other side.
The roles they have said they will eventually give me (probably in 1 week with this rushed nature) seem way to much for someone like me, both in experience needed and work amount. I haven't managed anything in my life and hadn't wanted to either. Just wanted a job which didn't erode my soul too much during the day and paid well enough to enjoy my free time.

Part of the purpose for this post is just to vent, I feel like I'm being overwhelmed and may even have a break down sooner or later (I wanted to cry on the bus home) and just say I can't do this. I feel like giving it to Friday and see if it's any better, If not explain I don't feel like it's for me and wish to quit. Honestly the thought of being unemployed makes me happy, I'd atleast have some free time (haven't had more than 2 days off since August last year)

This isn't a I don't want to work post, I understand the necessity of work. I just strongly believe this job isn't for me but it's far too early for me to justify it.

I always put on a brave face with things but there have been plenty of times I've cried myself to sleep. I fear this is no different. Mostly had to get that of my chest.
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>> No. 24755 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 11:06 pm
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I'll keep at it for the time being, as I said, I knew it was too early to come to a proper conclusion other than it's a sudden change. I just get the impression it's still not for me though.


I knew the job would include some of the work I'm getting thrown at me, I was just expecting it a lot further down the line when I've mastered the basics.
It's a small office, around 7 people depending on if some people are in. It's a property company and whilst I won't be directly selling/leasing them off. I will be taking enquiries, sending invoices etc... The sudden work is basically being a personal assistant to the boss ontop of keeping tabs on so many properties and dealing with them. I've been told to make this, change that etc on things I haven't even been shown.
It might be because it's such a small office that I'll end up being focused on rather than some drone in a cubicle of many that I feel it's not for me.
I know it's strange to actually want to be a faceless employee but all I want to do is blend into the background and leave the work in the office when it's home time. Do my shit then go home, not be relied on.
>> No. 24757 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 1:15 pm
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To be fair property is one of the last fields I'd have thought about if you just want a mindless, hassle free 9-5. It's one of those areas that just attracts wannabe yuppie cunts, people who think they get up and go to work in order to make it as opposed to simply pay the bills.

You want an easy going job in administration of some sort, preferably for a local council or the NHS. The pay won't be stellar but if your dream is blending into the furniture and coasting along to retirement, I can't think of anything more suitable.
>> No. 24758 Anonymous
6th April 2017
Thursday 7:11 am
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Gave it a lot of thought, talked it over with my friends and parents and they all agree I should get out of there. Gonna talk with the office manager today and hopefully leave the building 30 minutes after it.

When I applied for the job it was just a basic description of general office work, the usual bullshit and then I would eventually lead on to being an assistant to the big boss once I was fully trained. In the interview this I was told that would be way down the line. Day 2 I was being told by the big boss himself to update the websites (no one showed me how) Redo brochures and make new ones, make layout plans for the sites, answer all calls coming in, look after my own set of tenants and deal with any disputes, email them professionally.

Day 3 I'm expected to tidy up and update the filing system, keep the board next to my desk clear, when I came in it was full of letters and urgent pen marks, I didn't know what the fuck any of it meant but was told it's my responsibility to get things of it, so much for training eh...

They know I have no experience in an office environment and all this is just way over my head, It feels like I'm being drowned. If I had the training I'd be able to do the work, maybe not the work load straight away but atleast I'd know what to do.

The way things are going it's just not going to work. I'm not gonna waste my own time and might as well not waste theirs. I took a gamble and lost. I'm probably gonna go travelling or atleast go on holiday somewhere before I start looking for another job, for my own sanity I need to take a break.

I'll look into that when I get back to looking.

Cheers lads
>> No. 24763 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 10:22 pm
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This may be too late but I don't think you can claim ESA/JSA for a while if you voluntarily left your job.

Good luck Anon.
>> No. 24764 Anonymous
9th April 2017
Sunday 10:49 am
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Yea I understand that but I'll be going on it (as much as I don't want to) in a week or so anyway. I have enough savings to tide me over for quite a while and my parents don't mind slashing my rent and paying for a few things while I help with some renovation work around the house.

I don't intend to say unemployed for long, I'll pick up at 10 hour or so supermarket job to get some sort of income in and something to put on my CV whilst looking for something full time.

Been in work for the past 5 years (2 years unemployed before that) and always wanted to get made redundant so I had free time to catch up on things and even stare at the ceiling for a day or 2 doing fuck all.
The moment I'm out of work the first thing I want to do is go into another job. I'm guessing its the realisation that I won't be getting paid every month that makes me feel this way, I never spent it all and always sat on it and because of this I hated spending money so the sooner I can get more money in than money out the better for me (well it goes without saying but will help me out mentally too)


>> No. 81926 Anonymous
17th March 2017
Friday 8:02 pm
/pol/81926 the donald
has finally made me think of defending GCHQ. Of course we're the ones who have wiretapped all his phones and the spies and bad people his people are speaking to. The US outsourced all that to us ages ago.

I can't believe he's made me feel proud of the whole idea.

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>> No. 82043 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 11:40 pm
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We'll counter your point when you bother making one.
>> No. 82044 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 11:49 pm

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 82045 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 11:57 pm
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(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 82046 Anonymous
9th April 2017
Sunday 1:12 am
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Ahhh 1 2 3 4

I knew a leftist that wasn't a nob
Wasn't a nob
Got up before 8 am and got a job
A job (Beatles woo hoo)
>> No. 82047 Anonymous
9th April 2017
Sunday 1:17 am
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Well done lads, you've both made no point and look like twats. Good show.


>> No. 12369 Anonymous
7th March 2017
Tuesday 1:32 pm
/news/12369 VAULT 7 RELEASED
This is it lads, Teacon 1. I repeat, Teacon 1.
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>> No. 12444 Anonymous
12th March 2017
Sunday 3:24 am
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(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 12445 Anonymous
12th March 2017
Sunday 3:52 am
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>> No. 12446 Anonymous
22nd March 2017
Wednesday 11:38 am
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Nine times.
>> No. 12507 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 9:47 pm
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Couple of big drops via The Shadow Brokers & Wikileaks:

>Today's revelation exposes hacking attacks on EU states, as well as Latin America, Russia, China, Japan and South East Asia. Among the contents one also finds the hacking configuration for China Mobile, the world's largest mobile telecom company by number of subscribers.

>WikiLeaks just dropped the CIA’s secret how-to for infecting Windows
>> No. 12508 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 10:16 pm
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Naturally the timing is entirely coincidental. Someone just happened to finish prepping this batch for release this week.


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>> No. 409566 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 8:28 pm
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Where can I post a NSFW but educational video with naked willies? I want to have serious discussions about it.
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>> No. 409567 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 8:51 pm
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>> No. 409568 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 8:59 pm
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>> No. 409569 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 9:17 pm
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Definately a vicar.


>> No. 24266 Anonymous
23rd February 2017
Thursday 10:48 am
/emo/24266 Well fuck...
Jesus Christ I am having a fucking hard time at the moment...

My fucking bitch of a girlfriend came round to my place the other day and went mad raging because the laplander in the shop wouldn't let her use her card and made her get cash out instead. So then we went back to what USED to be my place and she continued raging shouting at the top of her voice about the laplander. The fucking thing is my neighbours just so happen to be of that race.

Next thing the fucking landlord comes round and says that there has been a complaint about her and that we need to keep it down. After this we go to the kitchen and start cooking, and some black guy that lives in the next room comes in and he's all like "hey girl" which pissed me off no end. Fucking thing is though, he is massive. So I do my best to defend my position but ended up getting knocked the fuck out and thrown down the stairs. All the while this bitch is standing there loving seeing two blokes argue over her.

Anyway, the landlord came again and fucking evicted me. Then she fucking left me stranded and refused to let me into her place. Since then I have been sleeping rough and I do not have a clue what to do. I've lost my phone, I've developed a huge alcohol problem and I don't even know what to do about any of it. Sorry for repeating myself I'm on a bit of a rant.

Has anyone got any suggestions?
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>> No. 24627 Anonymous
25th March 2017
Saturday 7:24 am
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Y'alright IDS?
>> No. 24629 Anonymous
25th March 2017
Saturday 4:44 pm
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Seriously, what's the problem? I'm going on it soon.
>> No. 24635 Anonymous
26th March 2017
Sunday 12:25 am
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>I stayed at the woman's place and went home last night after a bit of inevitable drama. At least it was at her place and I got a bit of revenge for myself.

Watching you lad.
>> No. 24644 Anonymous
26th March 2017
Sunday 3:01 pm
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Oh you'll find out... Such as not getting paid for a couple months. Payments not turning up at all, or not on time. Payments being incorrect amount. It's been a nightmare for all of my mates that is why I've clung on to my ESA for so bloody long.
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8th April 2017
Saturday 12:22 pm
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Any updates?


>> No. 19768 Anonymous
6th February 2015
Friday 8:29 pm
/e/19768 What are you playing right now?
I figured I'd make an /e/ equivalent of that great, big /beat/ thread.

Recently I have been slogging away on XCOM: Enemy Within with the Long War mod. Humanity is doomed as I'm simply incapable of holding back the torrent of battleships the aliens keep hurling at me.

It's bloody fun though.
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>> No. 22106 Anonymous
2nd April 2017
Sunday 10:48 pm
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Spelunky as a general time waster, Stalker as a more intense time waster.
>> No. 22107 Anonymous
3rd April 2017
Monday 12:17 am
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Bought Thimbleweed Park, the new game by Ron Gilbert (Head chappy for Monkey Island 1 and 2 back in the day). It's got a very similar feel, and was somewhat enjoyable, but I got a bit stuck and have got side tracked with Time Clickers.
>> No. 22108 Anonymous
3rd April 2017
Monday 8:51 am
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After buying a whole backlog of stuff towards the end of last year just before my son was born, I'm finally starting to get on with it a bit. Just finished Watch Dogs 2 after playing it on and off for 3 months, and started the other day on COD Infinite Warfare. It's a lot better than the usual COD.
>> No. 22112 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 3:00 am
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There's an active speedrunning community for Spelunky, if that's your thing. I got pretty deep into it, but that's not necessarily a recommendation.

Also just to note that bat has a penis.
>> No. 22113 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 11:13 am
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So I'm sort of playing E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, but what the hell is even supposed to be happening I don't know. I mean, I killed this thing in the screen shot, and it gave me an achievement, and then ten minutes later I was hiding behind a bin from a hoard of Feds and my vision started flashing red and my feet were exploding. Then I died. Because my bloody feet were exploding.

It's a lark, and the Source engine has "gun-feel" down to a fine art, in my opinion. But the confusion this game generates is something else.


>> No. 22070 Anonymous
12th March 2017
Sunday 2:08 am
/e/22070 PS3 emulation

It's a work in progress and you'd need a few grand's worth of kit just to get it vaguely playable right now, but it's bloody impressive work. I didn't think we'd see PS3 emulation for a long time, if at all.
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>> No. 22104 Anonymous
2nd April 2017
Sunday 11:55 am
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I'll give it another shot once I've finished squeezing out this particularly obnoxious poo.
>> No. 22105 Anonymous
2nd April 2017
Sunday 7:09 pm
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Do you have the first clue about anything you are talking about? No I haven't bothered to use Debian or Ubuntu because RPMs are used by Centos. And maybe if you're a manager who spends more time writing fspecs than actual code finding the shift key might be a challenge but for a developer it's a well-learned action.
>> No. 22109 Anonymous
3rd April 2017
Monday 1:26 pm
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I agree with you, I think DS2 is definitely the best of the Souls series. I enjoyed the wide variety of locations, even if the geography made very little sense compared to 1 and 3. The DLC was great too, and the enhanced version's changes to enemy placements did a good job of keeping the game feeling fresh.
>> No. 22110 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 2:51 am
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Before I played it I'd heard a lot of shit talking about the scenery not making sense, but with one exception (that elevator) it seems fine to me, if a bit uninspired at times. Again, though, my spatial awareness is terrible, so maybe for people who aren't so useless it's really annoying.

SotFS is a pretty good addition, there was plenty of cynicism about it being a cheap cash-in, re-releasing a game a year after it came out, but these days you can pick it up for next to nothing and it's got a ridiculous amount of content with the DLCs included. I'm in two minds about the DLCs - they're a lot tighter in design, but they're also irritatingly hard in places. I'm also not a huge fan of the increased mob sizes for the reasons previously mentioned, but overall it's got enough improvements that I can't complain. I do love fighting the Pursuer and he pops up all over the shop in SotFS. Fuck fighting the Ancient Dragon, though; nothing makes me feel like a heroic adventurer more than battering a dragon's big toe for ten minutes until it falls over. Honestly don't know what they were thinking with that one. The last boss encounter is kind of so-so as well, especially if you're a melee build.

That all sounds a bit negative, but again, for the moment to moment feel of the game I think DS2 takes it. The combat is great.
>> No. 22111 Anonymous
8th April 2017
Saturday 2:58 am
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Bloody hell, forgot why I came here. Anyone got the new DLC for DS3? I've avoided all spoilers but the only character I've got is on NG+++ so I'm getting killed in one or two hits and it's starting to grate on my nerves. Not sure if it's worth starting a new character for right now, might leave it for a year or so when I'm feeling in the mood to return.


>> No. 40200 Anonymous
11th May 2016
Wednesday 5:09 am
/x/40200 Ass/Pussy Thread
Images like this.
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>> No. 40379 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 4:55 pm
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Such degeneracy. Please seek forgiveness from our Lord, and come back to the correct path.
>> No. 40380 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 7:23 pm
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>asses, specifically the arsehole.
>unbelievably hard just rimming

You're turning towards the gay but aren't man enough to face it.
>> No. 40381 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 10:08 pm
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Like there's not a difference between a feminine arse and a hairy man-arse?
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4th February 2017
Saturday 10:25 pm
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Have you been to Thailand, Father Ted?
>> No. 40401 Anonymous
6th April 2017
Thursday 6:58 pm
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A few years ago I developed the same thing. In bed I'm quite dominant but have always enjoyed going down on girls, to the point it turned me on more than the idea of having actual sex. To this day I'd rather go down on a girl than have her go down on me. In recent years though I've developed a big thing about eating out their arses aswell. A few girls have been so against it whereas some have loved it.


>> 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

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. 11979 Anonymous
20th January 2017
Friday 2:03 pm
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>Born addicted to heroin, tragic Poppy Widdison never stood a chance

>She was born addicted to heroin, her name a nod to the drug her mother valued more than her children.

Do you really think she named her baby Poppy after heroin because she's a drug fiend or it's just the paper using artistic licence to make any old bollocks up?
>> No. 11980 Anonymous
20th January 2017
Friday 4:42 pm
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In fairness, the connection was made by the presiding judge.
>> No. 12447 Anonymous
2nd April 2017
Sunday 7:26 pm
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Is Aldi or Lidl quicker at scanning shopping? We put it to the test

In Aldi, it took a mere 50 seconds to scan the items and 1 minute 38 seconds for the full transaction. That also allowed for a credit card machine issue, which required Henry to enter his card into the machine for a second time.

As for Lidl, it would have taken roughly only 35 seconds to scan the items, but the full transaction took five minutes and 19 seconds due to a barcode missing from one of the items.
>> No. 12449 Anonymous
2nd April 2017
Sunday 7:48 pm
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Local news asking the important questions as usual.
>> No. 12486 Anonymous
6th April 2017
Thursday 2:55 pm
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>A Devon football fan scored a massive own goal after he ate a nugget of horse poo in an Exeter street for a £40 bet after being egged on by his pals – leaving his girlfriend refusing to kiss him for a month after.

>Footage shows Exeter City fan Charlie Bamber chomp on the manure while children look on in horror outside a pub in the city. The 23-year-old can be seen retching violently after swallowing a lump of dirt - and later uses an entire tube of toothpaste in an attempt to clean out his mouth.


>> No. 409417 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 10:09 pm
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What's this, then? "LOCUS IN DOMOS LOCI POPULUM"? "A room in houses of a place in the people"?
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>> No. 409432 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 11:45 pm
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Latiin grafitti is not new in Cambridge, and this is essentially why.
>> No. 409433 Anonymous
6th April 2017
Thursday 6:42 am
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So this person wants houses for the people, but decided to state this in a dead language only a privileged few can read?
>> No. 409434 Anonymous
6th April 2017
Thursday 7:33 am
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Is that water based paint, carefully only applied to the easily washable surfaces rather than brickwork? Odd.
>> No. 409435 Anonymous
6th April 2017
Thursday 10:50 am
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The message is intended to be read by the privileged few, so it makes sense to use their language.
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6th April 2017
Thursday 11:50 am
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It's interesting to remember that Latin was once also the language of the common people in the Roman Empire.

Seems like even 2,000 years ago, people were struggling with their grammar:

>Some of the mistakes in Roman graffiti are comfortingly basic. One writer in Pompeii confuses his accusatives with this nominatives, writing pupa mea (‘my little girl’), when he should have said pupam meam. In Sallust’s house in Pompeii, someone really mangles his Latin, turning quae bella es (‘you who are beautiful’) into que bela is. Bottom of the class, Sallust!

I kind of really like this line:

>Quisquis amat valeat, pereat qui nescit amare, bis tanto pereat, quisquis amare vetat.

>“Let whoever loves prosper; but let the person who doesn’t know how to love die. And let him die twice who forbids love.”
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>> No. 11239 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 9:37 am
/job/11239 /working abroad with fuck all qualifications and experience
Right lads, this topic has come up frequently enough that I think it might be worth a thread.

Loads of my friends work in things like teaching and the like in foreign climes.

Anyone thinking about doing this (and if you are thinking about it, jump!) is welcome to post questions and I will endeavour to get some solid answers and tips from people doing it. Fire away.
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>> No. 11241 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 4:23 pm
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About a decade ago I looked into teaching English abroad, and with JET at least there seemed to be an unusual amount of complaints when I was reading around compared to programs in other countries. At the time I put it down to a bunch of Japanophiles thinking it was going to be like living in their favourite anime, and then getting there and realising that Japan is actually just a regular country with all the usual ups and downs (and more specifically that, in fact, Japanese society is highly conservative and conformist, plus they've been stuck in an economic depression since the early 90s). Then a mate of mine did it and ended up in a rural school in the arse end of nowhere, combined with JET's incompetence and near total lack of support he just felt really isolated. Took a trip there a few years ago and I'm pretty sure I made the right call - novel to visit, not to live, for me at least. I suspect I'd be the same with most of the far east.

I've had other mates who've had a great time in China and Korea, mind, and getting a placement in Tokyo could be fun if you can deal with the accommodation. There's probably a lot of luck of the draw when it comes to TEFL, really.

Sage for rambling nothing of value.
>> No. 11245 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 6:38 am
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China is an interesting one. I fucking love it, but I'm one of the weirdos who do. o9/10 people loathe the place. Beats me why though, it is fucking wonderful.

Thailand...oh God Thailand. Now THAT is a fun place.

I've got mates in Korea who love it. Cambodia is a shithole and should be avoided like the plague. Malaysia, HK and Singapore are all damn nice, but pricey - but the quality of life is cracking, and they are all melting pots of different cultures.

I have yet to visit the Phillipines, but from my Fili friends I get the idea there is a reason they are jot living there any more. Indonesia is somewhere I wouldn't mind trying.

And all these places are desperate for TEFL teachers. Just watch who your boss is in China, even the big chains tend to fuck you around. Ensure you have Western management.
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5th April 2017
Wednesday 10:03 am
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>I have yet to visit the Phillipines, but from my Fili friends I get the idea there is a reason they are jot living there any more.

It used to be absolutely lovely, but it has turned into a fucking warzone since DU30 got in. Still some of the best prostitutes in SEA, mind.

Regardless of where you go, you need to be good at coping with loneliness. The odds are exceedingly high that you'll be dumped in some backwater with no expat community. It takes a long time to break the barriers of language and culture and start making friends with the locals. If you're not happy with your own company, you'll go absolutely mental.
>> No. 11247 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 2:39 pm
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Skype. And to be honest I have never had a problem with getting in with the locals. Even if there are some linguistic barriers - they will be keen to brush up there English. I think the major thing is to eat and drink in hole in the wall places and keep hitting the same few until they know you,
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5th April 2017
Wednesday 4:12 pm
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>they will be keen to brush up there English.

More fool them, I suppose.


>> No. 11981 Anonymous
23rd January 2017
Monday 12:37 pm
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>Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, used his first White House briefing to shout at journalists about what he incorrectly termed “deliberately false reporting” on Trump’s inauguration, declaring: “We’re going to hold the press accountable.”

>“This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period,” said Spicer, in one of several statements contradicted by photographs and transit data. “These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong.”

>Kellyanne Conway, a senior White House aide, told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday Spicer had merely been offering “alternative facts”, a phrase that was received with widespread astonishment.

Alternative facts, eh?

The buses don't run where those people live.
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>> No. 12292 Anonymous
12th February 2017
Sunday 2:51 pm
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Something about this picture doesn't seem right, but I can't quite place it.
>> No. 12293 Anonymous
12th February 2017
Sunday 4:28 pm
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Not him, but Obama's FP record is hardly impressive. His greatest achievement is probably deciding not to get too involved in Syria.
>> No. 12294 Anonymous
12th February 2017
Sunday 4:43 pm
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Cuba? Iran? Paris accord? IS in full retreat?
>> No. 12484 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 2:09 pm
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Leaving the door open for Russia and letting Assad free to use chemical weapons against civilians? Not intervening in Syria is possibly his biggest failure. Red line my arse.
>> No. 12485 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 2:21 pm
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> letting Assad free to use chemical weapons against civilians

Fake news. Sad!


>> No. 12450 Anonymous
2nd April 2017
Sunday 10:07 pm
/news/12450 Which one of you bigots done this||?
>Croydon 'hate crime'

>The boy was with two friends late on Friday night at a bus stop in Croydon when he was approached by a group of about eight people, who demanded to know where he was from. After saying he was seeking asylum, the gang chased and attacked him.

>The teenager, a Kurdish Iranian aged 17, was left unconscious after receiving repeated blows to the head. On Sunday he was said to be in a serious but stable condition in hospital. The other two youths suffered minor injuries.
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>> No. 12479 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 10:53 pm
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>What is it about leave voters that causes them to bark at shadows

I voted remain. I'm just not naive enough to believe it is only the news outlets who's world view I disagree with that bend the truth. If I believed the news outlets that I agreed with was the objective truth then it should have been clearly impossible for trump or leave to have ever won.

I consider the news to basically be the world's oldest reality show. Whilst it is accurate to say all the things on reality TV shows happened the footage/ details are obviously cherry picked to create whatever view the editor wants.

(A good day to you Sir!)
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5th April 2017
Wednesday 8:33 am
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>> No. 12481 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 12:16 pm
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The local gossip mill of people living in the area is that this wasn't racial/asslymn seeker related at all but just the usual teenage gang fight. Between 2 rival groups.
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5th April 2017
Wednesday 2:02 pm
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I've lived in North London and Kurds and Turks get along about as well as they do in their home country. Sunni and Shia alike seem to dislike them. Still, depressing story and I hope the chap recovers well.
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5th April 2017
Wednesday 2:02 pm
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I heard similar about that Polish fella who was killed last year by a gang of kids in another Southern shithole. They were up to no good and were going to gang up and attack someone regardless.


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>> No. 11112 Anonymous
21st February 2017
Tuesday 8:42 pm
/job/11112 Will I ever find a job which won't make me want to kill myself?
I guess this is more venting than anything else as I suspect the answer will be 'no'.

I've had two 'proper' jobs in my life - both office based. The first was a graduate scheme which was fairly competitive. I never really wanted the job but I didn't want to disappoint my parents by not getting a decent job straight out of uni. When I got the job I felt like I shouldn't be there - everyone else on the graduate scheme was really enthusiastic and motivated and competent, whereas all I could do was stay slumped in my resentment, daydreaming about anything other than work. It was alright for the first few months but it didn't take long for me to become immensely demoralised and demotivated, trying to get through the day doing as little as possible while fantasising about jumping out of a window in between applying for other jobs (with no luck).

I managed to stick it out there for 2 years, and I have since got a job in something I find more interesting. For the first 3 months or I didn't actually mind getting out of bed in the morning, I perhaps even enjoyed the job. But now, 4-5 months in, I just want to get out by any means necessary.

I wonder if I feel this way because of the nature of office work, or if I'd be any less miserable doing other types of work. I suspect a lot of the resentment I feel has to do with the corporate and yuppy cultures which I detest, but find myself forced to play along with. Or perhaps it's a broader resentment towards the drudgery of wage slavery and work in general.

I suppose what I want is the freedom to work as much or as little as I want to support myself, without having my surplus labour extracted, rather than being forced to work 9-6 Mon-Fri in return for a wage. But I've obviously been dispossessed of the means to do that because capitalism etc.

Is there any way out?
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>> No. 11237 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 8:20 am
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Right, smug mode off. Have a look at some of the vacancies, then if you have pertinent questions I will do my best to answer them. But seriously, lad, that was hardly fucking difficult.
>> No. 11238 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 8:41 am
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Okay, I admit my response was not the most helpful. So: my village has an outdoors activity company that employs about 60 Westerners. These guys are cracking people - the chaff gets ditched fucking fast. As a result the long termers are all exceedingly good people.

Each week they have a different school group camping by the beach - say 100 kids, average age 12. Each day the staff take the kids out on the ocean, hill walking, mountain biking, etc. Each evening about 10 of the staff camp with the kids to keep an eye on stuff.

They work 5 days a week at the school, from 7 to 7. On the other two days they chip in a day or twos labour depending on requirements on the farm that helps subsidise their existence.

They are provided with free shared accommodation - two to a room. Food is shared, with a rota scheme for cooking and much of it comes straight from the farm. Expect lots and lots of fruit and veg.

For first-timers or complete novice full training in first aid, health and safety and the like, while also being trained in surfing, sailing, skateboarding and the like.

The pay is initially dire, you will not exactly be saving, and you won't be hitting the bright lights of Wan Chai on your wages, but you will be able to afford a few beers and smokes, and have an instant community of other staffers to have fun with.

Professionalism is key - you will be dealing with children in risky situations. Basically, don't fuck around, get stuck in and be pro-active, and it will be notice.
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>> No. 11242 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 7:11 pm
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Why did you back down from being a cunt within ten minutes? What was your thought process in those ten minutes?
>> No. 11243 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 10:58 pm
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So they're basically using gullible gap year twats as slave labour. Clever.

Consider working holiday visas for Australia, Canada, or New Zealand. It probably wouldn't be as exciting as working with kids in bongo-bongo land but at least you'll get paid.
>> No. 11244 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 6:20 am
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Oh, I was in themiddle of a conversation when I first posted. I then realised while my post was correct, it wasn't exactly bringing anything to the table. Hence then posting up a thread in /job/.


>> No. 6235 Anonymous
30th March 2017
Thursday 12:14 am
/uni/6235 Quantitative finance/econ or Applied Maths PhD
Hi, I'm an American finishing up my MSc Mathematics. I'm looking to study urban development or quantitative finance (Much of the math is the same tbh so not worried what the title is called).

I was wondering if yall might recommend any universities with a heavily quantitative economics PhD or something called Quantitative Finance. I'm looking for a reputable university in a cool city, got any leads?

Btw I'm wondering do MSc students get funding in your country? In America it's hit or miss. A PhD wouldn't hurt would it.
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>> No. 6250 Anonymous
2nd April 2017
Sunday 8:57 pm
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This is because you come across as a retard.
>> No. 6251 Anonymous
2nd April 2017
Sunday 9:10 pm
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If doing a graduate degree in math looks retarded to you, you must be doing some really groundbreaking quantitative research my snaggletoothed friend
>> No. 6252 Anonymous
2nd April 2017
Sunday 9:16 pm
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Go away, do some basic research, and then come back with a thread whereby you don't have to lob insults and rely on bits of paper to give anyone the impression you're not retarded.
>> No. 6253 Anonymous
3rd April 2017
Monday 2:42 pm
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I actually did all that but the userbase felt like pretending I hadn't

If you were hoping it'd make you look smart...
>> No. 6254 Anonymous
4th April 2017
Tuesday 7:37 am
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Jesus Christ. You are the reason America is going down the shitter. All hail our Chinese overlords!


>> No. 23886 AnonFromFI
12th September 2016
Monday 4:08 pm
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Everyone is dumb except me. How do I escape from this? It wasn't always like this. Help me England!
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>> No. 23891 Cockernay
12th September 2016
Monday 6:10 pm
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Yeah. It's a pity how delusional some people can be about their own intelligence.
>> No. 23892 Fairy
12th September 2016
Monday 6:23 pm
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Everyone's on the internet now. Even your nan. Almost anyone can get beefy poz loads in a matter of minutes if they want to, it's at their fingertips. Would you really like that to end? For us to just go back to the way it used to be? That's never going to happen. You actually disgust me a little bit.

Get with the program.
>> No. 23893 Raoul
12th September 2016
Monday 7:46 pm
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This thread seems very teenage angst to me. I can't help but wonder what makes OP or anyone else so certain they are superior.
>> No. 23895 AnonFromFI
13th September 2016
Tuesday 12:30 pm
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I didn't say that. I just don't want to share a website with people I don't like. When you go out with the lads you wouldn't really want to take your nan with you.
The same way how every elitist feels like. They liked the same things I liked and hated the same things I hated. Now they like things I don't and hate things I enjoy. That obviously means they're no longer elite like me so I need a new place to go.
>> No. 23979 Dubya
4th April 2017
Tuesday 3:31 am
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I want to cum inside that girl you posted.


>> No. 23977 Fairy
3rd April 2017
Monday 9:24 pm
/zoo/23977 sorry vodkafags
this is just disgusting. My thoughts are with you.
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>> No. 23978 Raoul
3rd April 2017
Monday 9:29 pm
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Yeah, it must be shit knowing state security services could blow you up at any time.


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