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>> No. 58893 Crabkiller
30th October 2017
Monday 12:04 pm
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it would be a real shame if something were to happen to this email
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>> No. 58895 Ambulancelad
30th October 2017
Monday 1:06 pm
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>something were to happen to this email

Like someone were to childishly mail them insults to their throwaway account? yeah how could they go on living after that.
>> No. 58896 R4GE
30th October 2017
Monday 8:32 pm
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Shows how desperate they are to find it.
>> No. 58897 Are Moaty
30th October 2017
Monday 8:52 pm
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I could probably pull off a hoax with my credentials but I'm not sure of how I could make it both funny and capable of getting into print. Ho-hum.
>> No. 58898 Searchfag
30th October 2017
Monday 8:52 pm
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What's good about that is not just anyone can send an email so you know any stories they get are deffo true.


>> No. 4633 Anonymous
1st August 2010
Sunday 2:24 pm
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Look at this fucking thing, /nom/. Gaze upon it.

Fucking yum.

(It's five or six inches in diameter, in case the scale isn't obvious.)
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>> No. 12380 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 7:25 am
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No sign of any colouration when I cut or otherwise mangled them.
Went in an omlette. Was nice.
You're right that it's not worth a trip out to find them - but, when out walking the dog, I'm not going to turn them down.
>> No. 12381 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 12:17 am
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>a punnet of perfectly good agaricus mushrooms can be had for just over a quid at Lidl's.
They taste nothing like as nice as wild mushrooms. You do need to be careful with agarics, though, agreed.
>> No. 12382 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 12:32 am
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>They taste nothing like as nice as wild mushrooms.

Again, weigh your options. Mediocre tasting but guaranteed safe to eat supermarket agarics, or a wild card from the woods that could give you the shits or put you six feet under.
>> No. 12383 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 1:46 am
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To be honest, if you don't know the differences between a death cap and a horse mushroom then you shouldn't even be thinking of eating wild mushrooms. Yes, you need to be careful, and I've written most of the scare posts in this thread. With respect, though, there's a point beyond which being careful is simply depriving yourself of a tasty meal. Avoiding horse and field mushrooms comes under that for me. (In this case, it's not particularly hard to stay safe from a dodgy belly, and certainly not hard to avoid an agonising death - just follow the identification guidelines, don't ever eat juvenile agarics, etc.)

Or you can limit yourself to finding good bolete patches, like you/the other lad in here, even if they are a 20+ mile drive away. I'm not meaning to be snarky, that's a valid choice, and if I had the option, at this point I'd probably avoid gilled mushrooms too.
>> No. 12384 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 5:19 pm
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To me, as far as wild mushrooms, boletes just taste better. Personal opinion. I could probably tell a Destroying Angel or otherwise unsafe to eat mushroom from an edible agaricus, but I just like boletes better.

Also, I just love being in the woods by myself out in the middle of nowhere. I love the peace and tranquility in a patch of forest where you know there isn't a single soul around for a few miles. And if you have to drive 20 miles to find a patch with good boletes, then that makes it all the more an exciting event. Your basket (hopefully) full of boletes will be well earned when you drive home again.


>> No. 3336 Anonymous
23rd October 2017
Monday 1:34 am
/map/3336 Hello
American newchap here; quick question, is this the international board of your website? Can’t seem to find an /int/ like on 4chan so I just went to /map/.

I’ve been here before but didn’t quite get into it. But I came back because I felt as though I needed to.

If you want to ask me anything in turn I’ll also be glad to answer.
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>> No. 3348 Anonymous
27th October 2017
Friday 9:23 pm
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purple now claims the manifesto was always intended to be ironic, which amuses me greatly.
>> No. 3349 Anonymous
27th October 2017
Friday 10:51 pm
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It was written in an ironic tone but we all knew he meant it. And supported it.

The hoi polloi have ruined this place. It used to be a cosy old man pub with a dog and a fireplace, now it's a wetherspoons full of students and I'm just huddled in the one 'nice' banquette giving funny looks to all the European haircuts.
>> No. 3350 Anonymous
27th October 2017
Friday 11:05 pm
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Simmer down lad, pretty sure it's your round and there's a 2-for-1 on voddy red bulls.
>> No. 3351 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 4:27 pm
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>European haircuts
>> No. 3352 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 5:06 pm
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Just a brit off the top.


>> No. 4742 Anonymous
26th May 2013
Sunday 9:19 am
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I want to follow boxing like I used to long ago, but it seems most fights are bought up by SkySports and a number of other channels I don't have.

Any creative ways that I can still watch? Failing that, what's the best magazine/website to get into the habit of going to?
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>> No. 8189 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 12:14 pm
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Download carefully, run in a VM.
Wouldn't trust with a bargepole...
>> No. 8191 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 1:05 pm
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>>8189 I've put it on my lodger's laptop as a test so I'll report back if something is amiss.
>> No. 8204 Anonymous
28th October 2017
Saturday 9:40 pm
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>> No. 8205 Anonymous
28th October 2017
Saturday 10:00 pm
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My money's on a massive punch-up at or outside Cardiff Central when people who haven't prepared find out that they can't get home.
>> No. 8206 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 10:55 am
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It was a Saturday night in Cardiff, there's always a punch up by Central station and chip alley.


>> No. 26936 Anonymous
15th May 2012
Tuesday 11:10 pm
/x/26936 Lezza thread?

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>> No. 40467 Anonymous
27th October 2017
Friday 10:40 pm
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I'd rather not make myself unemployable. You're always hearing about porn studios subpoenaing the identities of people who reupload their content.
>> No. 40468 Anonymous
28th October 2017
Saturday 2:32 am
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Link to the terrorist story?
>> No. 40471 Anonymous
28th October 2017
Saturday 9:34 am
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>> No. 40476 Anonymous
28th October 2017
Saturday 4:48 pm
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Just a reminder.
>> No. 40477 Anonymous
28th October 2017
Saturday 6:38 pm
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She's hot.


>> 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. 7179 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 3:06 am
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I want to buy an overpriced house to rent out to poor people.
>> No. 7180 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 3:07 am
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Do they need your passport and 12 years worthy of details?
>> No. 7181 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 1:47 pm
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Only if you want to go through the KYC kerfuffle and raise your buying limits significantly. If you just want to mess about a bit it's fairly anonymous, or was when I signed up. Just make sure you sign up with your real name, the same one as on your bank account, otherwise the vendors won't accept your payments.
>> No. 7185 Anonymous
24th October 2017
Tuesday 12:22 pm
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I missed the Bitcoin Gold cut off with my BTC sitting in Coinbase. Sad times.
>> No. 7186 Anonymous
28th October 2017
Saturday 12:43 pm
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Segwit2X fork is coming up and has the potential to really fuck with things. Keep your bitcoin in your own wallet anyway, keeping them in Coinbase etc means they aren't your bitcoins - whoever controls the private key is the owner, regardless of what the site promises. (Gox is the obvious example but there are too many more to list.)


>> No. 58872 Paedofag
26th October 2017
Thursday 10:01 pm
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>> No. 58876 Anonymous
28th October 2017
Saturday 3:13 am
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I know this is /iq/ but Jesus
>> No. 58877 YubYub
28th October 2017
Saturday 5:21 am
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It's not the first time it's been posted and it was fake, if I recall right.
>> No. 58878 Ambulancelad
28th October 2017
Saturday 7:43 am
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I definitely recall reading something in the news recently about someone who was going around love and cherishing negs and would text them something like "lol whoops X-D" afterwards.
>> No. 58879 Searchfag
28th October 2017
Saturday 9:38 am
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>> No. 6686 Anonymous
13th October 2017
Friday 1:47 pm
/lit/6686 Cyberpunk
I just finished reading most of William Gibson's work. I love his creativity and scene building, but most of his stories are quite horribly written, and he obviously has issues with women.

Are there any cyberpunk novels with a somewhat more realistic view of human nature? The only other author I know is Neal Stephenson, and his stuff is fedora tier.
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>> No. 6700 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 11:05 am
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*Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968)
>> No. 6701 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 12:56 pm
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I've never really managed to figure out cyberpunk fiction. It fits everything I should like, but when I dipped into it as a teenager I didn't get on with it, and when I came back to Neuromancer and Snowcrash a couple of years ago I thought they were just simply bad. Terrible pacing, trite characterisation... just badly written in general. I appreciate that in the 80s/early 90s this stuff must have seemed ground-breaking and visionary, but now it merely feels dated and all that's left is the style of writing, which I don't like.

Are there any cyberpunk novels that don't read like they've been written by a speedfreak, or does that just go with the territory?
>> No. 6702 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 1:55 pm
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Schismatrix? Try to get a version that has the short stories as well, they do tie up some loose ends from the main story.
>> No. 6703 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 7:18 pm
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Thank you for the recommendation. The first brief chapter on Amazon doesn't have the affect of being written under the heavy influence of stimulants, at least.
>> No. 6705 Anonymous
27th October 2017
Friday 3:23 am
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> I'm not sure why everyone like to suck Gibson's dick for Neuromancer (1984), considering Blade Runner and Tron (1982).
> Gibson didn't innovate anything in particular, he just got lucky and was made into a symbol.

What Gibson really achieved with the sprawl trilogy, far beyond his unrealistic imaginings of cyberspace or his prediction of the Internet of Things was capturing the hearts and minds of an entire subculture of teenage hackers and phreaks. Gibson was able to capture both the thrill of hacking and drive and desire to hack incredibly well, while also fueling the fires of many a teenage fantasy that they could one day be a "cyberspace cowboy" or a "digital samurai" selling their hacking talents to the highest bidder (which, to be fair, most of us actually are).

Essentially the "cyberpunk dystopia" setting was entirely arbitrary and interchangable; other than the silly bit where the AIs merge and become the matrix, Case and Bobby's stories could have been transplanted into any setting with technology advanced enough for Gibson's mumbo jumbo to pass muster and the trilogy would still have had the same success.

> Snowcrash a couple of years ago I thought they were just simply bad. Terrible pacing, trite characterisation... just badly written in general.

Did Stephenson ever really write any sincere cyberpunk fiction? Snowcrash was an on-point lampoon of cyberpunk for the most part, with every character, idea and scenario stereotyped and turned up to 11 for (admittedly negligible) comedic effect (Hiro Protagonist? Come on).


>> No. 17116 Anonymous
19th October 2013
Saturday 12:51 am
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What are you thoughts on that one, lads?
I find it to be an amazing game... or interactive story? I don't even know at this point. Everyone nowadays keeps trying to define gameplay and video games through it and everyone fails in a completely unique way, so now people either just shout verbal abuse at each other and vent on Metacritic userscore with rape threats in their reviews or praise 'games' where all you can do is pushing the 'W' button as true art. Meanwhile Stanley Parable just gets the whole meta-narrative narrative on free will, as partly seen in Bioshock or Portal, runs with it to the nearest copy machine and throws it out of the window before fading to black. And that's all because you didn't fucking listen. And despite there not being any real puzzles or real endings or even failed state scenarios, no one seems to care - everyone loves it. So do I. I'm overwhelmed by this experience. After 3 or so hours I'm not sure how much is there left to explore, but every minute of those three hours was unique, subtle and witty. Even after the big reveal there's a whole lot of things I'm eager to try tomorrow.
Brilliant. Pure genius.

Also, my name is Stanley.
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>> No. 17188 Anonymous
22nd October 2013
Tuesday 1:00 am
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>> No. 21020 Anonymous
8th October 2015
Thursday 12:26 am
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So, anyone played through The Beginner's Guide?

Firstly, if you found Stanley self-indulgent and pretentious then you can just sack this one off altogether.

If you are going to play it, don't go in expecting anything similar. It is presented as a slow-moving, deeply personal story, nothing like the moment-to-moment meta silliness of Stanley. I had to drag myself through the first 30-45 minutes, but it was worth it. It's about an hour and a half long.

Spoiler as to why I'm bumping this thread (don't read unless you've finished it): in a lecture I saw given by the developer, Davey Wreden, he talks about the bipolar depression he went through after Stanley came out and how he couldn't deal with all the attention. A lot of the Coda character seems to have been drawn from that experience. There's a line in the game which hit me hard, "being in the same room as you makes me feel physically ill"; in the lecture he says this is something his best friend, flatmate and co-developer of Stanley said to him during the period after Stanley blew up in the press, when he was mentally at his lowest ebb and lashing out at everyone around him. So maybe it's a game about how even praise and positive interaction can be overwhelming - the narrator isn't Wreden, it's us. We conjure up ideas about developers' intent, obsess over design minutiae, feel entitled to more of their work, and don't leave them alone - and this can kill their creative spark. Part of me has a knee-jerk boo fucking hoo it must be so hard to have your brilliance recognised reaction to this, and anyway maybe this is nonsense and just over-thinking the whole thing. Whatever way you choose to interpret the game, though, it's a thought-provoking and fascinatingly personal tale, in my opinion.

I liked Stanley better though.

>> No. 22219 Anonymous
27th October 2017
Friday 12:01 am
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I finally played this game and am now bumping the shit out of this thread.

The bit when the narrator offers you a 3rd choice and displays a leader board got me hard. I am Stanley.

Quite soon into the game I realised it's tellintg me to get out, to live. It made it hard to continue playing, but thats the point, right? Now I have to decide if I wantb to go out and build a life or continue this. I wish it wasn't so .. but resisting gets me nowhere.

I don't think I've learned the lesson intended. I'm still pushing buttons. Though, part of me thinks it's impossible not to. Maybe that's the point? I'll have to play it some more if I want to understand but I feel like I shouldn't; like it doesn't want to be played.

Fuck, the other day I was offered an opportunity I've been asking for for a long time and my reaction was to resist in fear. I didn't engage with what may have made me happy. It's stuff like this that really gets me; refusing that opportunity then days later this game addresses that. I know this is self fulfilling prophecy, that the meaning is applied, but I still feel it.
>> No. 22220 Anonymous
27th October 2017
Friday 12:21 am
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The picture you posted made me vomit from pretension.

Also the binge eating I did earlier helped.
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27th October 2017
Friday 2:50 am
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It's the closest thing I have as supplement to my text. I could have gone with other irrelevant but more pleasing images but this is the first I actually considered.


>> No. 413376 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 12:03 am
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If I bought an old shed and a few acres of say Grade 4.1 agricultural land in Scotland, would I within reasonable limits be able to do whatever I liked with it? Or would I be obliged to use it for agricultural purposes? (miffed locals not taken into account)

I want to be able to plant a static caravan relitively out of sight, have a decently sized workshop for my collection of old bangers and generally live a cosy woodmans/post apocalyptic scrapyard trailer park life.
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>> No. 413406 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 10:23 pm
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Having spent a few years near the cunts at Smithy Fen, I'd be OK if we did. However, we don't, we mostly have sort-of-sane planning laws that don't allow random people to do whatever the fuck they like, to the (possible) detriment of the people living nearby. Not everyone relishes the idea of a scrapyard next door.
(Buy a few more acres, and get agricultural exemption on planning for your new outbuildings - but it still won't let you turn a non-dwelling into a dwelling, I'm afraid)
>> No. 413408 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 11:25 pm
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Jesus. What are they going to do if I buy a plot of land and just park my caravan there to live in? Throw the book at me? Look me up in jail?
>> No. 413409 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 11:39 pm
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They can tow your caravan, or just destroy it. People have bought land and built houses on them only to be told to demolish them.

If the outbuilding is there and it's OK for storing farm equipment I don't foresee a problem, but you need permission to store your shit outside the barn (you wont get it, so don't) and to park a pikeyvan which shouldn't be an issue, if it's just the one, as I see them about my end all the time.
>> No. 413410 Anonymous
26th October 2017
Thursday 12:10 am
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Thanks for the replies fellas
>> No. 413414 Anonymous
26th October 2017
Thursday 9:40 am
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Bear in mind that the only time the West has ever successfully brought North Korea to heel was that time Ealing Council took exception to them extending their London embassy.


>> 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 .

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. 21828 Anonymous
5th October 2017
Thursday 2:17 am
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I can't bring myself to watch it, I had very little interest before it aired and even less now. I'm re-watching DS9 then I'll try Voyager again.

Why the FUCK can't we get a proper continuation instead of another prequel? ENT was alright, shame it was never given a chance, but that was enough to bridge the gap between TOS and TNG. After TNG found it's footing was there a single person pining for a return to TOS? The lack of imagination is astounding, there is so much potential for a post DS9/VOY series but we're stuck referencing a show which ended in the fucking 60's. The least they could do is admit this is an Abramsverse show so I could think about watching it without getting unfathomably angry.
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5th October 2017
Thursday 2:11 pm
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I realised that it was mostly the visuals that were updated, and I definitely felt it was just as Star Trekky under the surface. The main difference is that it's mostly focussed on a single character's journey, rather than the ship as a whole, and that there is a strong focus on the series arc rather than (apparently) self-contained adventures. That's fine in my book.

We're seeing a dark side of the Federation because the Federation was always supposed to be an idealised, elevated version of liberal America. That was at a time when people still viewed America as the Land of the Free. Now, that vision is frayed and failing. Consequently we're seeing a hard look taken at Starfleet's authoritarianism, and its relationship to the civilian population. I like that.
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5th October 2017
Thursday 10:09 pm
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I agree entirely with the need to stop making prequels and other nonsense.

>but that was enough to bridge the gap between TOS and TNG

Actually ENT was set a hundred years after First Contact. TOS comes much later with a season being planned in ENT for the Earth-Romulan War referenced in 'Balance of Terror'.

>We're seeing a dark side of the Federation

I hate this meme and yes, I used the term 'meme' because STD is just a simulacrum. The charm and uniqueness of Star Trek is it's brightness where everything works out and that vision adds a unique spin that keeps Trek iterations relevant even when they look dated owing to context.

"but what about DS9?" I hear you say.

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26th October 2017
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>> No. 21859 Anonymous
26th October 2017
Thursday 9:12 am
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>We're seeing a dark side of the Federation

>I hate this meme

This just struck a note with me. It is the post-modernist obsession, 'I'm going to remake this much beloved classic, but I'm going to change it so that good is now evil and the evil is now good, I’m so clever and subversive'.


>> 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. 22213 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 7:43 pm
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*Portal Stories: Mel* . Pretty good Portal 2 mod thingy. (Need to own Portal 2 on steam, but not necessarily have it installed). Free too.
>> No. 22215 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 7:54 pm
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Thanks for reminding me about this game. I'm glad to hear it's on Steam, maybe this time it'll actually work on my system.
speaking of old games on Steam, where can I find them in the store? I've scrolled to the end of a few genre lists but the selection always seems pretty modern (and poor, to be honest).
>> No. 22216 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 9:55 pm
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Definately good, though I ended up cheating a bit as it went on because of ridiculously hard puzzles and instadeath laser turrets,
>> No. 22217 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 11:57 pm
22217 There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
I bought The Flame in the Flood for the Switch and now understand what people mean when they say a game is comfy. Sitting in bed listening to dystopian Country & Western while I navigate the ruins of a fallen civilisation on a makeshift raft with my loyal pooch is, indeed, comfy.
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26th October 2017
Thursday 12:00 am
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Shit, wrong picture.


>> No. 4475 Anonymous
24th October 2017
Tuesday 10:50 pm
/boo/4475 Eskimo 180 - Or Taqiya backflip
>I will return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam, says crown prince

U WOT M7? Not sure if I should ask Hebrewlad or YMCAlad wtf is going on here? Anyone?
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>> No. 4479 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 8:37 am
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Did you put the wrong name in somewhere there?
>> No. 4480 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 10:17 am
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"bin" is Arabic for "son of", so the names are all confusing as fuck. Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the son of Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The former is the crown prince and the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia; the latter is nominally the king, but is a doolally old bastard.

Mohammad bin Nayef was the crown prince until June of this year, when he was ousted by Salman bin Abdulaziz. According to some US sources, Nayef's decision to quietly stand aside may have involved Mohammed bin Salman's heavies, the boot of a Land Cruiser and some gentle persuasion with a rifle butt.

Al-Qaeda have repeatedly tried to assasinate Bin Nayef, most famously in 2009 when a bum-bomber turned himself into a human firework.
>> No. 4481 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 10:27 am
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I suspected as much as soon as I hit submit. Cheers.
>> No. 4482 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 12:50 pm
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A bin is summat you put rubbish in, m9. Bin 'em dodgy Arabistanis and enforce real democracy NOW!
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25th October 2017
Wednesday 1:24 pm
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Can we get real democracy here first? The Yanks already have bases here, so the bombing part should be easy enough.


>> No. 26181 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 8:07 pm
/g/26181 Finding a CRT
I'm after a ~21" CRT TV, with a regular SCART 15.6kHz RGB input. Used to be you'd find them at dumps and markets and such but I haven't come across one in a while and the recycling place I went to today didn't have any. I can't find any near me on Gumtree or Ebay, which is puzzling as there must be fucking millions of these things around.

Am I being a mong? Where do I find one?
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>> No. 26184 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 11:19 am
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Yeah - unless its a pristine mint broadcast Trinitron tube I wouldn't go anywhere near it. And one of those is likely to cost.
>> No. 26185 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 11:54 am
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There are of course a bunch on ebay but they're all an hour+ drive away. Freecycle is a good shout, I'd forgotten about it, thanks.

I've already got a huge Sony PVM for retro games as >>26182 guessed, but I need to get rid of it for space and because it's apparently now worth ~£250. I can make do with a little old TV instead. I just don't want to pay stupid prices for one when they used to go for free, god knows how many I've passed up over the years.

I'm not that fussed about how good the display is. That said, I'm expecting to have to go through a few to get one with halfway decent convergence and geometry, but it's surprising how well many CRTs have lasted, given the astonishing engineering precision required of them, and I have fixed CRT monitors in the past so I can take a crack at adjustments depending on the design. (To preempt the warnings: I do know how to do so without grabbing the flyback, discharging one of the capacitors and electrocuting myself, or snapping the neck and having a vacuum tube explode in my face.)
>> No. 26188 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 12:08 pm
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>vacuum tube explode implode in my face.
I fixed that for you.

Sorry for being a cunt, but I was born this way.

It took me three attempts to get this post right.
>> No. 26189 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 12:46 pm
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If you're not fussy, you could probably scrounge one at your local tip.
>> No. 26190 Anonymous
23rd October 2017
Monday 2:53 am
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No, you're quite correct. Or we're both pedantic cunts, which I'm fine with.

I've tried mate. They don't have any, and the ones I was finding elsewhere seemed to be either 14" built-in-VHS shite or >32" monsters. Most of the latter are also widescreen which is not what I'm after, and some of the last ones before plasma/LCD took over completely have digital image processing in them, with shoddy ADC, and early real-time digital image processing chipsets that added noticeable artefacts and latency. I used to have a WEGA that did this (it was great TV for movies at the time, but the image processing was particularly noticeable on old "240p" games, and couldn't be fucking disabled) and it drove me nuts.

One's popped up on Freecycle so should have something to play around with soon. Thanks, >>26182.


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22nd October 2017
Sunday 9:46 pm
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>> No. 58861 R4GE
23rd October 2017
Monday 12:49 am
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>> No. 58862 Billbob
23rd October 2017
Monday 12:59 am
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What a massive count.


>> No. 413325 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 5:21 pm
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A man with a sawn-off shotgun has stormed into a bowling alley in Nuneaton and taken everyone hostage.

He may be gone, but the spirit of Moaty lives on.
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>> No. 413332 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 6:54 pm
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Do you reckon they still made him change his shoes?
>> No. 413334 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 7:41 pm
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They've got him. Apparently one of the hostages was his ex.
>> No. 413335 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 8:03 pm
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
>> No. 413336 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 8:10 pm
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Do you think he walked in for a quick game of Pool and seen her getting spooned by Gary from accounting?
>> No. 413341 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 10:29 pm
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Shame Gazza wasn't in the area.


>> No. 25754 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 6:51 pm
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I realise I find it extremely difficult to accept praise, but any criticism no matter how thoughtless cuts extremely deep.

Why am I so skeptical of the nice things that people say, in just about any context? And why do the harsh or disrespectful interactions stay in my mind?

Occasionally I will feel good when someone I care about or admire praises me. On the other hand a stupid joke made by a stranger, or a comment from someone I barely know, has a far greater emotional impact.

It could be to do with my general beliefs about social relationships. I believe we generally become more compassionate with people we take the time to know, so subconsciously I'm often on guard against the more cruel side people show when they can get away with it. Expecting something can make it that much worse when it happens. The same belief would lead me to undervalue genuine praise from people who matter, precisely because they're closer (more likely to 'just be nice').

Could this also be to do with my general self-esteem, and how I've structured my self-worth?

Could it also be a general human thing, where our sensitivity to loss or threat is much greater than our appreciation of what's gained (as in 'loss aversion')?
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>> No. 25756 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 7:06 pm
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I do dwell on criticism. I like to think I'm parsing whether the criticism has any basis, but the truth is I give it far more thought than the person who originally offered it.

I'm also very self-criticial, for what it's worth.

Yes, I do suffer from intrusive thoughts.
>> No. 25757 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 7:27 pm
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There are a lot of things that I suspect are at work but overall it's pretty normal to feel this way. I'll list a couple and you can see what I mean:

Yes, the brain is hardwired towards noticing your faults and it is why people whose jobs involve isolated travel end up depressed. You can test this yourself by first listing all the negative things about yourself and then try writing an equal list of positive attributes - the positive will be much harder if not impossible. We can assume you're not actually an awful person just that the perspective and standards you set for yourself are unduly harsh.

Secondly, it is again natural for you to assume that others act as part of a convoluted plot (while you merely react), there is a pretty solid IR theory that this led to the Sino-Indian War if you want to see things getting massively out of hand. Obviously when you catch yourself thinking like this it is important to remember that people are just winging it through life and actual plots are quite rare - you are not, after all, the main character in other peoples lives.

At the heart of it though it sounds like you have some self-confidence issues that you could start to resolve by thinking back to some of these compliments and taking them at face value. Even when someone is giving harsh criticism it helps to remember that to simply be noticed and for someone to take the time to criticise contains a sliver of respect - as Dale Carnegie says "nobody ever kicks a dead dog".
>> No. 25758 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 7:35 pm
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>it is why people whose jobs involve isolated travel end up depressed.
I don't follow.
>there is a pretty solid IR theory that this led to the Sino-Indian War if you want to see things getting massively out of hand
A what and a what?

(not OP)
>> No. 25759 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 7:45 pm
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>I don't follow.

If you're trapped with your own thoughts for long periods of time you end up dwelling on all the bad things about yourself. The mind loves to play back memories of that really embarrassing thing you did that one time.

>A what and a what?

I don't see what you're stuck on. Both sides saw the others actions as part of a plot and there own as merely justified reactions in a pattern of escalation. I bring it up because people like real world examples to remember things.
>> No. 25760 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 10:16 pm
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There's loads of useful stuff in this thread:



>> No. 58855 Crabkiller
22nd October 2017
Sunday 8:14 am
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You know what you never hear about these days? Monster trucks.

Let's bring them back. Let's bring back monster trucks.
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>> No. 58856 Searchfag
22nd October 2017
Sunday 11:17 am
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Whats the actual point of them?
>> No. 58857 Paedofag
22nd October 2017
Sunday 11:33 am
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They've got really big wheels.
>> No. 58858 Searchfag
22nd October 2017
Sunday 12:51 pm
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Wheels don't have a point
>> No. 58859 Paedofag
22nd October 2017
Sunday 12:55 pm
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Yes they do. Look at the tread. It's all pointy triangles.


>> No. 9915 Anonymous
13th March 2016
Sunday 1:29 am
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I like to listen to some relaxing music as I lay in bed to help me drift off into a comfortable and happy sleep. I was wondering what you lads would have to recommend in this area?

At the moment I'm wrapped up in my duvet with a nice mug of hot chocolate listening to La Notte. I know that lyrically its more of a song for longing but I find her voice incredibly peaceful.

Yes I sleep with my laptop next to me. Its a constant companion and I feel uneasy when I walk to the shops without that reassuring feeling of the weight of my laptop strap on my shoulder.
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>> No. 10014 Anonymous
24th April 2016
Sunday 1:49 am
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Goodnight lads.

Aye its a shame there are always more applicants than places for Antarctic expeditions and the like. I guess the Orkneys are the best you can get for some peace and quiet.

Maybe city life is getting to me. The cars going by a few metres away is driving me mad.
>> No. 10015 Anonymous
24th April 2016
Sunday 10:10 am
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I've stopped caffeine after 12pm. Definitely made the difference for me.
>> No. 10034 Anonymous
9th May 2016
Monday 1:15 am
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>> No. 10855 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 8:43 pm
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I guess I'm having an early night tonight but I thought I would bump this thread again with what I'm listening to as I've found it perfect for relaxing me before bedtime.

It might seem a little energetic at first but the album image and the way the tracks blend together gives an atmosphere of sitting by a riverbank on a summers day watching the ships sail on by as you start to sail off to sleep yourself under a tree. Maybe I will throw out a fishing line and reel in some supper if it bites or just conveniently forget.

Goodnight, lads.
>> No. 10856 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 9:35 pm
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Goodnight, la.


>> No. 25750 Anonymous
19th October 2017
Thursday 8:24 pm
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Well, /emo/,

I have finally made it. You may remember some of my previous threads regarding my romantic exploits, or rather the failures.

I was made homeless and put into a hostel. After much shagging about I have managed to meet a law graduate at the hostel and start a very successful relationship. Just when I was least expecting it. Beauty, intelligence and wit all in one.

It's been going a month so far...
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>> No. 25751 Anonymous
19th October 2017
Thursday 8:33 pm
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What about personal development?
>> No. 25753 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 5:34 pm
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It's actually helped me to develop and maintain emotional well-being a great deal. It's good to meet someone with such similar interests. We share a great deal of the same interests.

Pic is her...


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