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>> No. 3391 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 5:07 pm
/map/3391 Fukushima Streetview
For some strange reason, Google Streetview has been around the Fukushima exclusion zone twice -- 2013, and 2015. Thought you two might be interested in some of the things I've found.
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>> No. 3393 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 5:10 pm
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>> No. 3394 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 5:12 pm
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>> No. 3395 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 5:13 pm
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2 years and it's basically being consumed.
>> No. 3396 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 5:14 pm
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Wonder what was happening here; afaik they don't usually allow people to go back and get their effects.
>> No. 3397 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 5:37 pm
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From what I've read, residents were officially allowed to return for a two hour visit and retrieve one small bag of personal belongings. In practice, a lot of people sneaked in to the exclusion zone without permission. Items removed from the zone shouldn't pose a significant risk to health as long as they're thoroughly washed.

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>> No. 60418 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 4:24 pm
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>> No. 60419 Billbob
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 4:53 pm
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>>60418
This is a campaign I can get behind, as long as it goes to the specific bit of the NHS that pays my salary.
>> No. 60420 Are Moaty
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 5:20 pm
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>>60419

I can get behind your mum m8. Bareback.

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>> No. 60093 Samefag
11th March 2018
Sunday 7:38 pm
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What have you got planned for 'punish a eskimo' day?

I can't weigh up whether it'd be more economical to blow up The North Pole or pull the headscarfs off 100 women instead.
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>> No. 60411 Crabkiller
2nd April 2018
Monday 9:17 pm
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>>60407
Obscenely large bacon and sausage bap for lunch. Should be able to breathe in the direction of about half a dozen of them.
>> No. 60412 Auntiefucker
2nd April 2018
Monday 9:32 pm
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>>60408
>IS IT SAYING THAT VERBALLY ABUSING 250 PEOPLE IS THE SAME AS A NUCLEAR ATTACK?

It depends on the words used. If it's a really good insult, like calling someone knobchops, then I can see how repeated use of it is on par with a nuclear attack.
>> No. 60413 Samefag
2nd April 2018
Monday 10:02 pm
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>>60408
Verbally abusing 250 people individually takes some doing.
>> No. 60414 Are Moaty
2nd April 2018
Monday 10:31 pm
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>>60410
Are you going to stand over it and sing "you're shit and you know you are"?
>> No. 60417 Crabkiller
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 6:35 am
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>>60414
That's what you do when it comes out the other end.

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>> No. 60406 YubYub
2nd April 2018
Monday 7:34 pm
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I went on the Internet, and I found this:


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>> No. 60415 Anonymous
2nd April 2018
Monday 11:01 pm
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Fair play, I wouldn't have the nerve.
>> No. 60416 Ambulancelad
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 1:33 am
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>> No. 416471 Anonymous
27th March 2018
Tuesday 11:46 am
/b/416471 Project 84
I could have put this in /emo/ but didn't want to pollute the fine work it does. 84 men a week - every 2 hours in the UK a male takes their own life and for certain age groups, it is the main cause of death in men.

I walked along the South Bank yesterday and found these on top of the ITV buildings - it is a very powerful and moving image when you spot it. If you're in the area, go take a look.

https://www.projecteightyfour.com/

Don't suffer in silence lads. And please don't ever chuck yourself off a building, must make a right mess for the ladm8s who have to scrape you up.
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>> No. 416692 Anonymous
2nd April 2018
Monday 3:03 pm
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Here's a question. Like a few of you, I'm getting into my late 20s and have gone through a lot of the usual rough old /emo/ stuff.

At the same time, I have come out the other end with a decent and happy life. I feel like I'd have a lot of practical support to give young men coming up through their late teens and early twenties. I have first hand experience of what it's like to get your life together in terms of careers, saving money, keeping healthy, relationships, education, i.e. all the shite my dad should have been able to talk to me about but couldn't.

I was thinking one day I could become some sort of mentor, something like Big Brothers Big Sisters International. The issues brought up by organisations like CALM seem to suggest there's demand for this. Anybody have any suggestions?
>> No. 416693 Anonymous
2nd April 2018
Monday 4:03 pm
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>>416692

You could just see if your local youth or community centre takes volunteers for that sort of thing. A lot of youth centres are chronically underfunded and understaffed and will probably be very thankful if you offer them your help.

If you want to do mentoring for pay, however, it's kind of a good thing to have some sort of qualification on paper. Like being a trained social worker or something. But many social sciences degrees will also do, I would think.
>> No. 416695 Anonymous
2nd April 2018
Monday 5:53 pm
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>>416692
your life actually has to progress to come out the other end
>> No. 416700 Anonymous
2nd April 2018
Monday 7:09 pm
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>>416695

Go on.
>> No. 416701 Anonymous
2nd April 2018
Monday 7:30 pm
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Can't mate, see you on the multi-storey!

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>> No. 26421 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 12:02 am
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Okay I needed a new keyboard and decided to test these AUKEY things against the Das Keyboard, which I love with all my heart.

The Das Keyboard 4 I have is the ever so slightly softer key version - the AUKEY is the slightly clicky version of the mechanical keys.

I really like it, and for the massive difference in money will definitely buy some more.
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>> No. 26426 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 12:39 am
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They are absolutely fantastic.
>> No. 26428 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 8:24 am
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I've been hovering about buying some of these Aukey's for a while, so thank you for having a go. I'm really pleased that you can get cheap mechanicals now, and twenty quid is just insane.
>> No. 26437 Anonymous
2nd April 2018
Monday 5:23 am
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Are they more robust than normal keyboards? I mean are they less prone to sticky keys if you hold one key down a lot? e.g. the shift key to shift-left-click links instead of right-clicking them.
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2nd April 2018
Monday 5:49 pm
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Keep your keyboard clean and that won't be a problem on any keyboard. I can't speak for the Aukey, as I'm not OP, but the Model M has the most stable, least wobbly/sticky keys of any keyboard I've ever tried.
>> No. 26441 Anonymous
2nd April 2018
Monday 6:15 pm
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>>26437

Cherry MX switches are designed and tested for industrial applications and have a rated lifespan of 20 million keypresses (50 million for the non-clicky linear variants). Cherry MX clones (Kailh, Gateron, Outemu) seem to be similarly durable, although their quality control probably isn't quite as tight. Normal membrane keyboards don't usually have a rated lifespan, but the few that do are usually rated for less than 5 million keypresses.

If a mechanical switch does ever fail, it can be replaced - they're commodity components that are individually soldered to a PCB. If your spacebar gets wobbly, you can buy a replacement stabiliser or keycap. Membrane keyboards are all-or-nothing - if one key fails, the whole keyboard is scrap. Decent mechanical keyboards are also much more durable than their membrane equivalents, with solid aluminium or steel backplates and keycaps made from resilient PBT plastic instead of the softer ABS.

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>> No. 60390 Ambulancelad
1st April 2018
Sunday 2:55 am
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Happy chocolate egg day!

I got two eggs. A Cadbury's flake one and one from Marks and Sparks.
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>> No. 60400 Searchfag
1st April 2018
Sunday 7:42 pm
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Waiting until tomorrow to pick up a load of eggs on the cheap.
>> No. 60401 Auntiefucker
1st April 2018
Sunday 8:00 pm
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Happy Yeaster!
>> No. 60403 Searchfag
2nd April 2018
Monday 12:58 pm
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When is the best time to hit the shops? They don't reduce everything first thing do they? Surely they are wise to people coming to pick up cheap chocolate immediately after Easter now.
>> No. 60404 Anonymous
2nd April 2018
Monday 3:16 pm
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Just been to Tesco. Only large eggs left and still at full price.

Best try pound shops and the like. I've got a B&M and a Home Bargains a short distance away, but I'm not sure if I'll have time to hit them before they close in between all the other stuff mainly wanking that I need to do.
>> No. 60405 Auntiefucker
2nd April 2018
Monday 3:53 pm
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Sainsbury's is half price. All of the eggs that were reduced from £1 to 50p are long gone.

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>> No. 60391 Ambulancelad
1st April 2018
Sunday 3:51 am
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>> No. 60392 Are Moaty
1st April 2018
Sunday 8:17 am
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>> No. 60399 Moralfag
1st April 2018
Sunday 5:07 pm
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Looks like they got to him.

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>> No. 60402 Anonymous
2nd April 2018
Monday 5:31 am
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I'm not entirely sure what the theme of this thread is but I've become oddly fascinated by Justin Bieber paparazzi videos. How they record his every mundane move and provoke him is like a strange sociological experiment. I don't remember how this even got on my radar. I've never paid attention to his music.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lQRzIBccFk

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>> 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. 22336 Anonymous
31st March 2018
Saturday 8:16 pm
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I don't see who it's made to appeal to. Old school arena FPS fans seem like they'd be put off by the modern additions like champion abilities and lootboxes. And the more casual audience seem like they'd be put off by the more hardcore gameplay compared to stuff like Overwatch. So who is it for?
>> No. 22337 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 12:30 am
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>Q3A veterans
I never really got into Q3A myself but I used to watch videos of the top players and I've honestly never seen anything like it since - as a test of pure twitch reflex it's hard to match. I guess it might not even be possible these days, since there's always a few frames of latency in modern, more complicated engines.
>> No. 22338 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 8:54 am
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What really makes a world class Q3A player is game sense. Good players have an uncanny ability to anticipate the movement of their opponent. At best, human reaction time is about 200ms, so you're at a huge advantage if you pre-fire at angles where you expect your opponent to arrive. This is doubly true with slow projectile weapons like the rocket launcher, but it still applies with hitscan weapons like the rail gun. You see it a lot in CS:GO too - entry fraggers pre-firing all the common CT spots and AWPers making speculative wallbangs etc.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rce75JYlJd8
>> No. 22339 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 9:26 am
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Precisely, it's just the worst of both worlds. If they wanted the hardcore audience, they could (and really should) have just done a direct remake of Q3 into the new engine. If they wanted the casuals they'd be better off building on the success of Doom 4 and making a single player Quake.

In fact if they wanted to be really clever they'd do a sequel to Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. It's a much more natural fit for the tropes of modern shooters, and they could have bundled in a little deathmatch side mode just to keep everyone happy. But of course that makes too much sense.
>> No. 22340 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 6:37 pm
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Jesus, I'm getting twitchy just watching that.

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>> No. 415501 Anonymous
17th February 2018
Saturday 7:26 pm
/b/415501 Diversity in the workplace
Lads / Xirs etc

Where I work diversity is the new big thing. It's now mandatory for new starters to take a diversity course to understand the benefits of diversity. Thankfully I don't have to be indoctrinated alongside the rest of my co workers. There is a diversity group that has made a diversity calendar including such novel dates including Africa Day and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Mention try being gay in Africa to these people and before you know it there's a tap on your shoulder. People aren't allowed to speak out regarding this whilst the younger newer people seem to wallow in their echo chamber on the company comms webpage praising the diversity tropes.
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>> No. 416052 Anonymous
8th March 2018
Thursday 11:46 pm
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>>416051

>people simply cannot be arsed either way

That sounds like secure to me.
>> No. 416644 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 11:17 am
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Interesting to note that the mining sector and to a lesser extent the water and waste sector both seem to have pay gaps that favour women. I'd have assumed it to be the opposite - with (mostly) dirty men doing dirty work phwoar and being paid accordingly. Does anyone have any ideas about this?
>> No. 416646 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 12:18 pm
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>>416644

I warn you that this is a wild stab based on nothing but anecdotal evidence.

I would think that you're right and that men do the majority of labour in those sectors, and that women occupy managerial or select administrative positions that pay equally or slightly better.

If you broke it down further by seniority, I'd imagine men would be paid more on both labour and managerial positions separately, but for whatever reason women have landed more senior positions in those jobs.

Again, I could be totally wrong about this and would welcome someone with better data.

Also, as a general observation, pay gap statistics have always been somewhat dishonest. Lies, damned lies and all that.
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1st April 2018
Sunday 12:25 pm
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>>416644

Most of the jobs in mining are either relatively low-pay skilled manual roles or relatively high-pay managerial and technical roles. These figures are a crude median average of all workers, so the lack of women doing manual work in the mining sector skews the average.

For sake of argument, consider a small mining company with 100 employees. 70 of those are male manual workers on an average of £26k, 20 are male managerial and technical workers on an average of £40k and 10 are female managerial and technical workers on an average of £35k. The overall male average wage is £6,000 less than the average female wage, despite the women in the company being paid less than men in equivalent roles.
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1st April 2018
Sunday 1:23 pm
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>I'd imagine men would be paid more on both labour and managerial positions separately
You'd be wrong.

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>> No. 4364 Anonymous
31st March 2018
Saturday 9:20 pm
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>> No. 4365 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 12:50 pm
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I love meaningless contextless graphs, thanks. Some pretty colours and shapes on there.
>> No. 4366 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 1:23 pm
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The L0 group split off from the lineage leading to us about 300,000 years ago. For comparison, Neanderthals split off about 600,000 years ago.

San people are half as divergent as Neanderthals.

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>> No. 4126 Anonymous
31st March 2018
Saturday 5:46 pm
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Any convertiblelads on here?

I've got an S-reg MGF 1.8 MPI. Love it to bits. Photo not mine, but my car looks very similar.

Unbeatable value for money, a specimen in good nick will run you no more than £1,500 at the moment. Now is the time to buy one, as prices can only rise in the next few years.

And parts can be had for a song, as many people are breaking theirs right now. They're quite easy to work on, unlike most modern cars, because even in the mid-90s, they weren't state of the art technology. They were developed by Rover on a shoestring budget, meaning you have many Rover and Austin stock parts in them that weren't latest generation.

Provided you've really got a car that's been well taken care of, they drive like a dream. The mid-engine layout makes tight cornering loads of fun. The 120hp, 1.8-litre Rover K series MPI engine can feel a little doughy above 3500 rpm, but gives you enough thrust to zip up and down curvy country lanes, which are definitely the car's natural habitat. Although they have a top speed of 120 mph, you won't be comfortable at much more than 70 mph.

One mod that really made a difference was throwing out the factory 48mm plastic throttle body and installing the 52mm aluminium throttle body that later MG TFs had as standard. It didn't turn it into a race car, but the engine definitely feels much more alive and responsive.
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>> No. 4133 Anonymous
31st March 2018
Saturday 10:13 pm
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No, but I'm the proud owner of an '08 plate Mazda 2.


I love it to bits, despite the rattles. Mazda really know how to make a car that goes round corners.
>> No. 4134 Anonymous
31st March 2018
Saturday 10:30 pm
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>>4132

One of my friends had an RX7 for a while, with a rotary engine.

Interesting car. He let me drive it once. I was surprised how smoothly a rotary engine handles.
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31st March 2018
Saturday 10:34 pm
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>>4132
I used to have a 323f, Which was a fine car. Nothing overly special, but being Japanese it was well built and never had any major mechanical problems.
>> No. 4137 Anonymous
31st March 2018
Saturday 11:30 pm
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I had an RX8 for a while, loved it, but they're proper money sinks. Not as expensive as keeping an old Porsche or something, but basically any engine trouble means you need to rebuild the thing, and the apex seals eventually go. I spent about two grand on the car then another three on the rebuild and various other stuff within the year. Again, not huge money, but expect to spend it again in 60k miles even if you look after it.

I'd not recommend owning an RX7 or 8 unless you're really, truly psychologically prepared to have to pay a niche specialist to look after your car. I'd say it's not even practical to own one unless you live within towing distance of a rotary garage.

They don't actually break as much as people say they do, but when they do, they really do.

Use a fuck load of oil too, by design. I'm very glad I had one, but I'm also very glad I didn't have to rely on it to take me to work.

RX7s are even better and they're mad little bastards. I do love a rotary, revving up to 12k is something very special in a car.
>> No. 4138 Anonymous
31st March 2018
Saturday 11:53 pm
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>>4126

I used to have a VW Golf IV cabriolet. Decent car, the Germans know their stuff when it comes to build quality. Not something that exuded a lot of style, but a dependable convertible by all means.

But an older chap crashed into it with his Land Rover at an intersection and it was a complete writeoff. I was going to get another convertible of some kind, but then I ended up buying a Ford Focus instead. Still miss having an open-top car. I can definitely recommend owning one at some point in your life.

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>> No. 416430 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 7:04 pm
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LADS ITZ CHANGING.

Summer is here!

Does this mean I get an hour less shitposting tonight, or more? Can never quite work it out.
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>> No. 416465 Anonymous
26th March 2018
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>> No. 416469 Anonymous
27th March 2018
Tuesday 7:14 am
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This guy gets it.
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31st March 2018
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Have another picture, then. It's all getting a bit out of hand in the pond.
Evidently they don't need to have their mouths above water to croak.
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31st March 2018
Saturday 7:24 pm
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Hm... toad group sex... intriguing.

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>> No. 5768 Anonymous
31st March 2018
Saturday 9:59 am
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I'm guessing it's a sign of getting older, but I keep sprouting patches of hair on my body. On my shoulders, my upper arms, my back. If it was all over then that would be fine, but it's just the odd patch here and there.

What's the best way to get rid of them? Something like Veet? I'd imagine a razor would be a bit of a pain in the arse to keep on top of.
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>> No. 5769 Anonymous
31st March 2018
Saturday 10:06 am
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IPL will remove it permanently in most cases. It'll cost you about £50 for six sessions via Groupon.
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31st March 2018
Saturday 1:28 pm
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I've been strictly in bear territory since I was in my early 20s, but the shoulder hair only started in the last couple of years. I just shave it whenever I'm in the bath.

Baths are great things for keeping on top of all that. I use it to relax, then trim and shave everything that needs done and cut my finger and toenails. Then a quick shower, wash your hair, you've killed 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon. It's a nice little ritual.

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>> No. 26372 Anonymous
26th March 2018
Monday 5:17 pm
/emo/26372 Crippling fear of the future
I've been having trouble sleeping the last few weeks. I'm constantly thinking about how the world is going to end. The whole Russia poisoning/international dick waving in response has caused me to be terrified of a nuclear conflict being in the new future.

And even if there's no nuclear war I'll probably die of cancer like most people do. And if I don't die young of cancer I'll get old enough to get dementia and be a shell of my former self. I'm struggling to sleep due to this fear of war/cancer/dementia. I'm struggling to do anything because of these fears, nothing takes my mind off them, I'm thinking about them 24/7.

How do people live without fear? I'm scared to go out in case I get mugged, and I don't like leaving the house empty in case I get burgled. I have to check my doors 10-20 times before I go to sleep every night in case they're open and intruders can get in. Every time I look out the window I visualise seeing a mushroom cloud and my looming death.

I don't know where I'm going with this I just needed somewhere to vent my fears, and maybe see if other people have fear like this.
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>> No. 26395 Anonymous
27th March 2018
Tuesday 1:52 pm
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I apologise too, I wasn't trying to trigger you or the OP with that idea - just that feeling of having gone through exactly the same, that is how I dealt with it.
>> No. 26398 Anonymous
27th March 2018
Tuesday 11:43 pm
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>>26394

I agree, and also, I agree.

My response to this kind of existential panic largely depends on what kind of mood I'm in. If I've had a bad day, the overwhelming insignificance of my bad day sometimes makes my soul cry out for meaning, for something to just fucking matter, to just make it all worth it.

On a good day I try new hobbies like football or shagging gobby French birds, and laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. (I have kicked fags though.)

I would definitely consider topping up your CBT or longer term psychotherapy.
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30th March 2018
Friday 8:15 pm
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It's getting worse. I'm on the waiting list to see a psychologist but I don't know how much longer I can last. Especially with escalating tensions with Russia with the expulsion of foreign diplomats. I can't go on Facebook or turn on TV without more reminders of my upcoming death.

I feel like I'm on the verge of ending it, and there's no point going to A&E because they'll fob me off like last time I send me home because there aren't any beds for 200 miles because the trust is on black alert. Nothing can save me from my fears.
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30th March 2018
Friday 9:27 pm
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> there aren't any beds for 200 miles because the trust is on black alert

Just how long can a trust stay on black alert before doing a mushroom jump?
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31st March 2018
Saturday 1:19 pm
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>If I've had a bad day, the overwhelming insignificance of my bad day sometimes makes my soul cry out for meaning, for something to just fucking matter, to just make it all worth it.


It's human nature to want to assign meaning to whatever we do with our lives. Pointlessness can be depressing. But by and large, pretty much everything we do has no real point in an of itself other than the meaning we try to see in it.

If you really realise that life itself intrinsically has no point, that the universe cares fuck all what you do during your brief existence on Earth, then that kind of gives you a sense of peace. A sense that not everything must have meaning, and that it's ok when something you do in your life is pointless.

And if you then realise that the assigment of importance, relevance or significance to events in your life is for the most part entirely arbitrary (except for events where there is really no arguing that they are indeed of great significance to you), then you become free to see meaning and relevance for yourself and your life however you see fit.

Many people go through life unhappy because they fail to accomplish things, not because they think for themselves that those achievements would be significant and important, but because everybody else seems to think that they are. And oftentimes, you have people who have ticked off all the boxes of what would commonly be held to be cornerstones of a person's success in life, but they are the unhappiest people inside that you will ever meet.

In a nutshell: Don't become depressed by insignificance. What is significant and isn't is for you to decide, and nobody else. And oftentimes, the key to overcoming depression due to perceived insignificance is to reject the imperative of significance as a whole.

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>> No. 416553 Anonymous
29th March 2018
Thursday 1:11 pm
/b/416553 Easter Weekend
Well the kids have knocked off school so I guess the weekend starts here.

How are you planning to spend the next four days ladm8s?
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>> No. 416597 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 3:33 pm
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>>416596

In this case, more like a hobble-in centre.
>> No. 416598 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 3:39 pm
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>>416595
That's all well and good if you have those things.
>> No. 416599 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 3:41 pm
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I have aimlessly been surfing wikipedia for the last hour or so.

Just found this. Kind of disturbing.
>> No. 416600 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 3:53 pm
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>>416595

I'll take your advice about the MIU. Walk in centres just refer you to your GP most of the time.

My girlfriend (a nurse) had a prod of it and reckons it's an irritated ligament or something, or possibly a combination of 'several different foot thingies'.
>> No. 416626 Anonymous
31st March 2018
Saturday 10:29 am
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>>416599
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH

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>> No. 26402 Anonymous
28th March 2018
Wednesday 12:42 pm
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My situation is that I have a good friend and I am worried we're growing tired of each other, having survived a previous friend circle that fell apart due to a streak of nastiness, egomania and other reasons.

I'm thinking of taking a break from interacting with him but this seems difficult with social media keeping everyone in constant contact, especially in group chats. I seem to keep getting annoyed at really benign things he said and I think the same with him. Neither of us really like how hard it is to read tone in online communication, but I seem to be falling into that hole. I know not to run away from problems and try to be as blunt and honest with this lad as possible, but I also don't want to seem like I'm emotionally invested and depending on him for validation when it's only a friendship, not a relationship. A particular problem for me is I seem to get very attached to people I'm around often, even if it's not attraction-based.

We've gotten each other through some hard times and share a lot of good interests, I just don't want any of it to sink into nothingness from interacting with each other too often.

Does anyone have similar experiences?
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>> No. 26404 Anonymous
28th March 2018
Wednesday 1:04 pm
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>>26403
>Familiarity breeds contempt and all that.

Very good point. OP I have certainly been in your position - why do you feel the need to be blunt or honest with him? I don't think you need to say anything, just quietly withdraw and make your own space. There is a huge difference and space in between living in each others pockets and "nothingness".

My advice is make your own space, do your own thing and don't be confrontational about it - if you have a friendship worth saving, it will cope with a bit of space - probably be better for it.
>> No. 26405 Anonymous
28th March 2018
Wednesday 2:14 pm
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>>26404
>why do you feel the need to be blunt or honest with him?

To be exact I was struggling to iterate my point and some of what I had written during my first attempt had stayed in the post.
>> No. 26406 Anonymous
28th March 2018
Wednesday 2:49 pm
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Don't be afraid to let people drift in and out of your life. I have mates who I don't see for months on end. I'm older than I once was, I'm less inclined to make it out to the pub or whatever, because frankly I know by now that I would rather stay in. Most of my mates have kids, and almost all of them now live a respectable drive/train journey away due to the plain old circumstances of life.

The people who really matter will stick in touch and they'll understand, because it happens to us all as we get older.

You can't cling to friends the same way as you'd cling to a relationship, that's healthy for no one. I've only ever totally burnt the bridge with one person in my life, a very close friend who I'd known since junior school, for pretty much that reason. He'd legitimately get jealous of me going places and doing things with other people, and it was a nuisance. When someone gets that far up your arse and you're NOT fucking, that's when you need to step back and think about it.
>> No. 26416 Anonymous
28th March 2018
Wednesday 10:56 pm
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>>26406
>The people who really matter will stick in touch and they'll understand, because it happens to us all as we get older.

A hundred times this.
>> No. 26444 Anonymous
31st March 2018
Saturday 10:14 am
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>>26406

I read the other day that the people you surround yourself with are always a reflection of where you are at in your life at any given point. And then as your life changes, so does your circle of friends, and you drift apart because you have less and less in common.

I only have three people in my life that I have known for decades and that are still my friends and have been through the aeons. The rest have really come and gone. And that's ok. Everybody has a right to take on different directions in their lives whenever they see fit. But that does come at the price of you drifting away from people that you used to be friends with.

To try to stop that from happening, at least in its entirety, would kind of mean a life where everything would remain static and you as a person would never develop and move forward.

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>> No. 4072 Anonymous
17th February 2018
Saturday 4:07 pm
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I'm a learner motorcyclist with a displayed L plate and sticker. I just went for a short spin to post a letter, and even on a round trip lasting less than 10 minutes I got a bit of negative attention.

I admit that I'm generally touching only around 20mph around residential roads and I'm slow to change gear/a bit jerky with the clutch, as I'm still getting a feel for how to ride, but the hostility still surprised me.

An example, a young guy in a BMW was pulling out of a driveway and his car was hanging out halfway in the road. I'm about a hundred yards away, so I pull in the clutch, change down and slow down to let him out. He pulls out all the way but is shaking his head at me as he does so.

Though moments later I did get a thank you wave for letting a car pass the opposite way down a narrow street.

I don't get it. Is this sort of hostility standard on the roads? Maybe towards learners or bikes? Did I miss something, or is it always just chance whether you encounter bad attitudes?
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>> No. 4100 Anonymous
18th March 2018
Sunday 1:17 am
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>>4099

Britfa.gs is my only audience at the moment so I'm happy to hear that. I'm also ashamed for you.
>> No. 4101 Anonymous
19th March 2018
Monday 5:41 pm
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>> No. 4102 Anonymous
19th March 2018
Monday 8:03 pm
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>>4101

I'm ashamed to say this guy actually handled it a lot more calmly than I did. Then again, he managed to catch up with the person who did it and have a talk, while I was sort of just yelling like a mad cunt as they ran off.
>> No. 4103 Anonymous
21st March 2018
Wednesday 9:36 am
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>>4102
Should have chased them down, tied a rope around their necks and dragged them through the town at 40 miles an hour.
It's tough but the only way they'll learn.
>> No. 4125 Anonymous
31st March 2018
Saturday 1:00 am
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>>4103

A bit drastic, but like you said, they have to learn somehow.

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>> No. 22298 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:07 pm
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I know I'm a bit late to the party but I'm considering getting either a PS4 or an Xbox One. I'm assuming these days there's little difference between the two other than having the odd exclusive title. I've seen a few Xbox One bundles in the region of £150 - £200 so I'll probably go for one of them as they're cheaper than what I've seen for the PS4.

Have I left it too late, as in are the next generation of consoles expected any day now? Also, which games do you lads recommend? I'm a bit out of the loop with gaming.
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>> No. 22325 Anonymous
26th March 2018
Monday 6:54 am
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>>22324

The first gen Xbox one isn't 4k, is it? Only the newer (expensiver) Xbox one X.
>> No. 22326 Anonymous
26th March 2018
Monday 5:31 pm
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Get the PS4 Pro. It's marginally more expensive than the Slim and will get you better performance. In the long run this could mean titles locked at 30fps vs 60fps (as the new God of War title is rumoured). The PS4 exclusives are without a doubt better than the XB1's, and will remain so. Japanese gaming is in a great place irght now. It's got less media bollocks than the XB1, but you wanted a console right?
>> No. 22328 Anonymous
26th March 2018
Monday 7:28 pm
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>>22325
Xbox One S, which is the standard one now, has a 4k Blue Ray drive.
>> No. 22329 Anonymous
26th March 2018
Monday 7:32 pm
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Not bad then, considering the price of standalone 4k Blu-ray players.
>> No. 22334 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 11:53 pm
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And it's a plenty good enough 4k Player too. You'll only get better in proper top line videophile kit.

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>> No. 60351 Moralfag
28th March 2018
Wednesday 7:18 pm
/iq/60351 Bargain Booze heads for administration
http://www.creweguardian.co.uk/news/16122874.jobs-at-risk-as-bargain-booze-heads-for-administration/?ref=ebmpn

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


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>> No. 60358 Are Moaty
28th March 2018
Wednesday 9:42 pm
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>Conviviality, which stunned investors earlier this month when it revealed a £30m tax bill, is expected to announce that it has been unable to secure sufficient new funds.

They've had their hands in the till - how do you get a surprise £30m tax bill, that is fucking nuts. Never seen one round my way - small shops down here don't sell much booze as they used to while the mega Tescos/Sainsbury's sell it so fucking cheap. Even the small Co-Ops have cottoned onto the fact and sell their wine/beer cheap. It's a busted market.
>> No. 60373 Billbob
29th March 2018
Thursday 7:07 pm
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Plus the fact that unlike the local paethnic minority corner shop, a large chain like that can't get away with selling cheap polish lager that fell off the back of a lorry.
>> No. 60376 Searchfag
29th March 2018
Thursday 7:14 pm
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If the moving to stoke lad happens to read this, a bargain booze within walking distance of wherever you are is a really good sign that you shouldn't be there.
>> No. 60388 Samefag
30th March 2018
Friday 7:51 pm
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I was in one last night and asked the guy behind the counter.

I was expecting a sort of 'They told us fuck all about this before it hit the press' response but what I got was 'They might change the name of this place, but it will stay open. I don't really care, though because I'm quitting in 2 months time.'
>> No. 60389 R4GE
30th March 2018
Friday 8:06 pm
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>>60388

I think they're franchises, aren't they?

My local one seems to be, they've built their house on the side of it. You can see into their living room when you're at the cig counter.

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