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>> No. 26066 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 12:09 pm
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Hi lads,
As of a few days ago my PC will startup but won't get to the login screen, it'll then restart and get to the loading screen then say scanning disk and then repair, 100% this takes less than a few seconds. After this it takes me to the login screen and everything is fine.
Is one of my HDD's shitting the bed? Something gone wrong in BIOS?
I'm using Win10 if it helps. I've tried googling but since the string search has common phrases I haven't found my problem.

A side note, yesterday I switched my PC off after use, took a shower then came back and switched it back on, this time it booted fine but this morning the "problem" came back. It's not stopping me from using my PC though, but it's obviously not supposed to do that either.

Cheers.
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>> No. 26071 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 3:11 pm
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>>26070
Shutting it down, I close everything before doing so since I know it can mess up a shut down.
Also had no power cuts, otherwise the clocks in the house would need resetting.
>> No. 26072 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 4:18 pm
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>>26071

The disk check function usually starts up after an unexpected shut down. Sometimes you can get infected with malware which refuses to close properly before shut down, and it's possible that malware's inability to properly close, rather than its needing to be automatically force closed, is being treated by windows as an improper shut down, promoting a disk check.

That's one possibility. I don't know anything about Windows 10, but that sort of thing is common with Windows.
>> No. 26073 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 4:29 pm
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If windows programs are running I wouldn't have thought it's a problem with the BIOS, but I don't really know what I'm talking about and am only replying to post my own problem.

I've managed to lock myself out of my windows 7 machine with a poorly managed password change. I've found this program, NTpasswd (http://www.pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd), that looks like it'll help but I'm having trouble creating a bootable USB with it. The helpfile says to 'install the bootloader' and gives this command:

j:\syslinux.exe -ma j:

Does this look like the command for a specific operating system? I'm trying to use it with Lubuntu, which isn't working, and am wondering if I use a friends windows machine it might work (different commands and all that).

I'm not too fussed about losing my computer; taking apart the components and learning how to make a new one is pretty fun. I'd just like to recover a few files and websaves I'd made.

Live and learn, make backups often.
>> No. 26074 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 4:54 pm
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>>26073
I did that years ago and got by just using the windows installation disc.

I think this is basically how I resolved it:

https://www.howtogeek.com/96630/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-windows-password-the-easy-way/
>> No. 26076 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 5:38 pm
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>>26074
Thats great, thank you. I just hope the PC will boot from USB; it seemed to have problems booting from disk, even when altering the BIOS, when I tried to re-install the OS.

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>> No. 13115 Anonymous
13th July 2017
Thursday 7:28 pm
/news/13115 Balearic Islands plead for alcohol ban on flights
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/12/baleric-islands-plead-for-alcohol-ban-on-flights

Authorities in the Balearic Islands, home to the party resorts of Ibiza and Mallorca, have asked Spain and the European Union to ban alcohol on flights and in airports as they battle “anti-social tourism”.

The plea comes after recent, much-publicised reports of drunken brawls or alcohol-fuelled sexual antics on flights to an archipelago that attracts millions of visitors every year – with many flocking to resorts notorious for their sex and booze excess.
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>> No. 13122 Anonymous
13th July 2017
Thursday 10:49 pm
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>>13121

That is certainly true (I'm >>13119 lad). If you go to places like Cala Rajada or Alcudia, things are much more laid back there. The whole east of the island is frequented more by young couples with or without children. We went there in a hire car for a day. It did make me breathe a sigh of relief that the island of Mallorca wasn't invariably a complete shithole. Also, you've got some of the most stunning beaches of the entire Mediterranean there.

>>13120

>Ergh

Mine was still the most visually pleasing of the lot. Also, she was a proper wrongun in bed. But when I suggested we keep in touch, she said she never did with one night stands, as a rule.

She could have been a bigger germ farm than that monkey in Outbreak. But I had myself tested for various things about a year later, and it came back all clean.

(as a damning indictment of all that is wrong with the NHS, when I got tested for HIV, the nurse at the doctor's office said to me, in front of half a dozen other patients, "Mr Anon, your HIV antibody test kit is ready for you now in room three")
>> No. 13123 Anonymous
13th July 2017
Thursday 11:39 pm
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>>13118

Fucking nail on the head lad.

I was a wee teenlad when I went to the Balearics and Canaries, both of those times I was too young to drink and I was with my parents most of the time. But fuck me, anywhere the Brits and the Irish go, they are turned into the most torrid of shitholes one can imagine. All those "apart-hotel" complexes are simply containment camps to separate them from the rest of the Europeans.

My parent's logic to stay at these places was that the accommodation can be cheap so we can spend more money driving around and seeing interesting shit outside of these internment camps, and I must say it makes perfect sense now.

I can't wait for Brexit to happen, Spain should shake those expats and tourists off like fleas off a dogs back.
>> No. 13124 Anonymous
14th July 2017
Friday 12:21 am
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>>13123

They need our money though. Tourism is one of the few sectors of the Spanish economy that are still doing well. They've still got record unemployment there, with a whole generation of 20somethings who have never held a suitable permanent job after their vocational training or higher education and still live with their parents.

If they actually send British expats, and chav tourists packing, they will really only be cutting their own flesh. Beggars can only be choosers to a certain extent.
>> No. 13204 Anonymous
13th August 2017
Sunday 1:45 pm
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>>13118
Christ. I actually find this post offensive. Mallorca is a beautiful island twice the size of London that has a few shite little party towns taken over by stupid teenlads. If you ignore the whole island because of them you're ignoring the Blue Flag beaches, the pirate coves, the northern mountain ranges, the Son Amar acrobatics shows, the historical buildings of Palma, the romantic fishing ports, and so on. It's a great tourist destination. Fuck Magaluf.
>> No. 13332 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 12:40 pm
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>>13204

I went to Mallorca once.

I can't say I was really impressed by it. Yes, you have nice beaches and all that, especially when you venture beyond the obvious tourist trap areas. And don't even get me started about the utter shithole that is Magaluf.

But somehow, Mallorca as a whole didn't do all that much for me. I don't know.

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>> No. 412413 Anonymous
18th August 2017
Friday 4:52 pm
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RIP ARE SIR BRUCE FORSYTH.
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>> No. 412424 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 6:53 am
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Is it me, or is it somewhat chilling that are Jim'll posted this just one day before he died?

http://jimllpaintit.acrobat.com/post/164297340669/star-trek-the-next-generation-game-as-requested
>> No. 412425 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 7:01 am
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>>412424
Jim'll seems to have lost his touch. Now it's lolrandumb X-D for the sake of it.
>> No. 412426 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 8:00 am
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>>412425
Doesn't he just do whatever the most appealing request that week is?
>> No. 412427 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 8:22 am
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>>412425
Yes.
I also think that most of them are based on puns, and might work a bit better when you see the picture alongside the request. The one above was "The next generation game."
>> No. 412428 Anonymous
19th August 2017
Saturday 9:23 am
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>>412426>>412425
Generally it's whatever tickles him that week.
Though a while back he had a bit of a rant that people complained everything was Celebs in daft situations, but he can only draw what people ask him to do.

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>> No. 2277 Anonymous
10th August 2017
Thursday 11:04 am
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I need to fill in some small holes that currently contain rawl plugs and repaint a room.

I have a stepladder and dolphin-nose pliers. What else do I need to buy?
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>> No. 2305 Anonymous
12th August 2017
Saturday 7:14 pm
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>>2304
Noice.
>> No. 2306 Anonymous
12th August 2017
Saturday 9:58 pm
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The mental image of shoving rawlplugs up your bum reminds me of the anti-rape device they invented in South Africa to be worn in the vagina.
>> No. 2307 Anonymous
12th August 2017
Saturday 10:14 pm
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>>2306
Must be uncomfortable walking around with gaping vaginas.
>> No. 2318 Anonymous
18th August 2017
Friday 4:35 pm
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Well that's the pointing done. Masking tape makes it very easy. I was supposed to do that first, right? And can I just say fuck radiators.
>> No. 2319 Anonymous
18th August 2017
Friday 8:42 pm
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>>2307
That's so hot.

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>> No. 1609 Anonymous
3rd January 2011
Monday 12:18 pm
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Bristol anyone?
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>> No. 3235 Anonymous
28th December 2016
Wednesday 7:58 pm
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Southmead reporting
>> No. 3253 Anonymous
19th March 2017
Sunday 1:53 am
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South glos fag - reporting in - meet up ?
>> No. 3254 Anonymous
19th March 2017
Sunday 2:19 am
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>>3253
Black and White cafe? You got a pair of ripped trousers for the fedman to compensate?
>> No. 3255 Anonymous
19th March 2017
Sunday 2:26 am
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You all speak shite
>> No. 3334 Anonymous
18th August 2017
Friday 8:28 pm
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26/m/BS1 Looking for a drink and a few games of pool with someone to talk shite witth.

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>> No. 4190 Anonymous
30th July 2017
Sunday 2:45 pm
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http://theoreticalminimum.com/courses

Great physics lectures by Lenny Suskind. I'm doing GR at the moment.
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>> No. 4240 Anonymous
17th August 2017
Thursday 11:11 pm
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>>4190

He looks like he smells of shit.

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>> No. 4235 Anonymous
17th August 2017
Thursday 1:50 pm
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I bought some cheap PC speakers which are bit too bassy. Could I put in a capacitor to cut down the bass?
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>> No. 4236 Anonymous
17th August 2017
Thursday 2:31 pm
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no.
>> No. 4237 Anonymous
17th August 2017
Thursday 2:40 pm
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Or, at least, not well. Nothing to stop you doing the maths and trying it (you may well want a resistor or two, too) - but disappointment is likely. You may be better just sticking a sock in it. There's not an 'annoying bass boost button' somewhere subtle is there?

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>> No. 3328 Anonymous
16th August 2017
Wednesday 11:00 pm
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I am in Chester for work.

Any recommendations?
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>> No. 3330 Anonymous
17th August 2017
Thursday 12:36 am
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Can you take me to the milkshake shop near the Cathedral, I asked my mate if he wanted to go the other week and he said it was "sort of for children". ;_;
>> No. 3331 Anonymous
17th August 2017
Thursday 12:38 am
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Well what are you looking to do?

I strongly recommend checking out Garden Lane Cafe for breakfast if you love a good fry up. If you do anything do this.

This time of year it will be pretty quiet (student town) but if you're looking for fanny the standard routine is drinks at Off the Wall followed by either Rosies or Cruise, don't worry the locals are a very friendly sort. Rosies is the better option but you inevitably end up on the top floor sweating your arse off to RnB and the entry fee is a joke.

On your way home keep in mind the police are extremely strict on public urination, do not piss while you are inside the walls of the city due to its historical significance.
>> No. 3332 Anonymous
17th August 2017
Thursday 1:10 am
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>>3331

>do not piss while you are inside the walls of the city due to its historical significance.

But if you piss off the top of the walls they will make you mayor for twenty-four hours.

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>> No. 58249 Anonymous
15th July 2017
Saturday 9:45 am
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1970s: "We've just landed on the moon, I bet we'll have colonies on other planets in a few decades!"

1980s: "Back to the future was awesome, I bet we'll have flying cars in a few decades!"

2017: Transport for London bans announcements using "ladies and gentlemen" in case it is offensive to people who are gender fluid.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40591750

What a time to be alive.
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>> No. 58566 Billbob
15th August 2017
Tuesday 6:06 pm
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How dare you belittle gender dismorphics by equating them to a nice interest. Next you'll be telling me the suffragettes were little more than bored housewives looking for something to fill the time and garner attention from their husbands.

I bet you're one of those false allies, who pretends to be on someone's side but is always patronising them and perpetuating ignorance.
>> No. 58569 YubYub
16th August 2017
Wednesday 11:21 am
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine-40936719/gender-specific-toys-do-you-stereotype-children

Who's really being more abusive - the trans parents in this thread, or the people looking after the children in this video?
>> No. 58570 Ambulancelad
16th August 2017
Wednesday 1:42 pm
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The BBC for churning out this shite. No academic rigour at all going on, no discussing the contradictory physical evidence from the field of neurobiology, instead we just get the vacuous 'some psychologists' and a BBC presenter grinning at children.

I know Hjernevask is often exploited but it does a good job of pointing out this kind of methodology where ideas are presented as quirky and oh so obviously correct. On television it doesn't get people interested in the topic and unless you're already a convert it's going to get your back up no matter who you are.
https://vimeo.com/19889788
>> No. 58575 Anonymous
16th August 2017
Wednesday 5:37 pm
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Source: Someone left it on the bench at work
>> No. 58576 YubYub
16th August 2017
Wednesday 5:41 pm
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>>58575

>the bench at work

Hanging about in the park isn't a job, lad.

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>> No. 15319 Anonymous
29th October 2013
Tuesday 10:52 pm
/v/15319 Hidden Gems?
I found this bad boy on netflix, I watched for the tits stayed for the rest of the film. Brilliantly funny and touching. Anyone got any other hidden gems?
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>> No. 21268 Anonymous
30th October 2016
Sunday 3:28 pm
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>>21266

That was quite wonderfully Burroughsian. I applaud.
>> No. 21709 Anonymous
15th August 2017
Tuesday 10:51 pm
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I can't work out whether I liked this or not.

It's not something I'd watch again in a hurry.
>> No. 21710 Anonymous
15th August 2017
Tuesday 11:13 pm
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>>21268
What does that mean?
>> No. 21711 Anonymous
15th August 2017
Tuesday 11:32 pm
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Treat yourself to Headhunters the film of the jonesbo book. Also I rarely enjoy horror films, but I liked REC.
>> No. 21712 Anonymous
16th August 2017
Wednesday 11:05 am
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I started reading Headhunters and was bored stiff by the end of the first chapter. Something about the narrator being an arrogant prick art dealer is all I remember.

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>> No. 3257 Anonymous
18th May 2017
Thursday 12:34 am
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I'm at a British bar in the states and it's awful.
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>> No. 3258 Anonymous
18th May 2017
Thursday 1:36 am
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Sounds about right. I remember going to one in Phoenix and it was like being in a dimly lit school cafeteria.
>> No. 3259 Anonymous
18th May 2017
Thursday 6:19 pm
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>>3257

I imagine Australians think the same thing when they come here and go to a Walkabout.
>> No. 3260 Anonymous
18th May 2017
Thursday 8:04 pm
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What's that?
>> No. 3261 Anonymous
19th May 2017
Friday 3:40 pm
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An "Aussie" pub chain around the UK.
>> No. 3327 Anonymous
15th August 2017
Tuesday 12:54 pm
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>>3258

if you come back to Phoenix try hitting up the craft beer bars. They're mostly fantastic.

Arizona Wilderness in Gilbert is the best really.

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>> No. 412393 Anonymous
15th August 2017
Tuesday 12:29 pm
/b/412393 Greetings from the Sonoran Desert Locked
I've never bothered posting much on britfa.gs before, despite knowing about it for many years. You folks actually seem sane from the comments I've been reading. This is unusual for an imageboard. On top of that your imageboard appears behaved, which is absolutely unusual.

I hope you allow yanks to post here. I am from Phoenix.

God bless
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>> No. 412394 Anonymous
15th August 2017
Tuesday 12:45 pm
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You're welcome to browse and post but if you want to make a thread about how you're American, that belongs on /zoo/.

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>> No. 58553 Billbob
15th August 2017
Tuesday 8:32 am
/iq/58553 Sick 'hackers' target National Lottery
Oh dear.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sick-hackers-target-national-lottery-10989142
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>> No. 58555 Crabkiller
15th August 2017
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>> No. 23336 Cuckoo
28th June 2015
Sunday 9:24 pm
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Did ze ip wall come down? Or does Switzerland have a uk IP?
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>> No. 23383 Monkey
30th June 2015
Tuesday 8:09 am
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Yes that does make sense, haven't brewed tea in the pot in a while, I'll have to get some loose leaf in today when I pop out to get my Nan's birthday card. Might even treat myself to a packet of custard creams.
>> No. 23384 Britfag
30th June 2015
Tuesday 10:03 am
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That's only a problem for the sort of ponces who drink poncey tea.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 23385 Cowboy
30th June 2015
Tuesday 12:30 pm
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>>23384

Fuck you and your tea snobbery, it has no place in a tea thread. Milk snobbery is fine, though.
>> No. 23386 Cockernay
30th June 2015
Tuesday 1:32 pm
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>>23385

Meta snobbery.
>> No. 24028 Dubya
14th August 2017
Monday 2:29 pm
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Last time I went to Switzerland the wall only just went down this time it only just went up.

It's like rain on your wedding day, innit.

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>> No. 9214 Anonymous
21st April 2015
Tuesday 5:37 pm
/beat/9214 Post stuff that you made
Here is a dumb cover thing that I did, unfinished but I stopped working on it and figured that this wouldn't set the bar too high for the rest of you lads.

http://picosong.com/XcL5/
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>> No. 10691 Anonymous
30th July 2017
Sunday 9:53 pm
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A mate and I made this using an old, broken clock from the 20s. The chimes in it make really nice sounds.
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31st July 2017
Monday 2:28 am
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31st July 2017
Monday 10:32 am
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I know several of these are old now but I'm in need of a diversion this morning so I thought I'd give some feedback. Obviously this is all just my taste and the production suggestions are not meant to be taken as objective feedback, they're just what would work for me.

>>10214
Most of the lead on this sounds more like a Pink Floyd, Dave Gilmour solo than Hendrix to me. I like it, anyway, tight recording. Possibly a little over-polished, hence the other lad/lass comment about it sounding like porn music. >>10442 is much better in this regard - a good combination of things in the mix and all well-levelled, and properly processed without sounding plastic. The work you've put into your production techniques between the two is evident.

>>10691
Vocals are too clean; could possibly benefit from some reverb, and then compressor/EQing. The guitar is slightly out of tune and isn't particularly well-captured, which can be endearing for this kind of music, but at least needs some more treble to give it some more definition to bring it back into the mix (this has probably been lost in recording, so something to work on next time), and definitely less clipping. For this kind of thing, ideally you'd mic different parts of the guitar from a reasonable distance (neck for the higher frequencies, body for the lower, and not necessarily the sound hole, counter-intuitively - you'll get booming, like a mic without a baffle) and play around with the resulting tracks afterwards, but even if you continue using what you've got, turn it down some to get a cleaner output and adjust it back up in the mix. Bottom line, remember that you can generally make a cleanly-recorded acoustic guitar sound more "raw" with a bit of post-processing, but a bad recording is basically stuck like that. The clock chimes are also too piercing for my taste -they contrast sharply with the muffled guitar- but that at least is easily fixed.

>>10692
Excellent bit of punk. Appropriately grungy, short, and offensive with a bit of self-aware wit; not much to add. (You're doing the opposite of refuting post-modernism, though, incidentally. Maybe I'm missing the joke.)
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8th August 2017
Tuesday 8:39 pm
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Thanks for the feedback lad, even if it has been so long that I forgot about posting either track. I'm glad you picked up the Gilmour vibe too, that's pretty much exactly what I was going for.

>The work you've put into your production techniques between the two is evident.

What you're hearing there is actually a stark demonstration of the difference between digital amp modelling, and a real valve amp properly mic'd up. I've been at this for years, but I live in a first floor flat, so sometimes "silent recording" is my only option.

>>10692

I got a decent chuckle out of this one. Very nice gritty vocals I must say. Do I detect perhaps a touch of Half Man Half Biscuit?
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14th August 2017
Monday 11:32 am
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>> No. 26043 Anonymous
7th August 2017
Monday 9:07 am
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I'm in the market for some new headphones but I can't decide on which ones. I want to replace my old Audio Technica ATH-AD700s which have finally kicked the bucket after 9 years of use and numerous replacements of the headphone wire (this time the break seems to be somewhere in the middle of the headband, and I can't resolder it without breaking the headphones).

I've been looking at the AKG K702s as a replacement, but are they really worth the £130? It seems to me that the placebo effect and confirmation bias play a pretty big role in the perceived quality of a set of headphones, but I haven't come across any concrete evidence like blind listening tests that would back that idea up. Are human ears even sensitive enough to perceive a difference between something like a well-regarded pair of £30 Superlux 681s and a well-regarded pair of £130 AKG 702s? It's very difficult to tell the marketing dross apart from tangible technical differences.
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>> No. 26055 Anonymous
11th August 2017
Friday 7:09 pm
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What's the deal with headphone amps/DACs? Apparently some headphones are so hard to drive that you need a dedicated amp to even consider using them.

How much of this audiophile spiel is snake oil and how much of it is legitimate? And even if you do need a good amp, wouldn't a regular stereo receiver do as good of a job as a dedicated headphone amp, particularly on the lower end of the price range? If I'm not mistaken your average stereo receiver doesn't have its own headphone amp, but rather takes the signal from the main amp through resistors and into the headphone circuit. On that basis it seems that the average stereo receiver should be better at driving headphones than the average dedicated headphone amp.
>> No. 26056 Anonymous
11th August 2017
Friday 7:28 pm
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Thanks for the fingerprint lad, BRB stealing your identity.
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11th August 2017
Friday 8:06 pm
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>>26055

Stereo receivers usually have a perfectly satisfactory headphone amp, as do most audio interfaces and mixers.

The problem is generally with battery-powered equipment. To save on cost, weight and power consumption, they tend to use a fairly weedy headphone amp IC that is designed for sensitive, low-impedance earbuds. Some of these amplifier chips deliver as little as 25mW peak, but a very large pair of headphones could need as much as 400mW to perform properly at high volume.

The most common symptom of an inadequate headphone amp is poor bass response. Poor transient response is also fairly common and occasionally you'll hear distortion during high-energy sections of audio.

If you're plugging AKG K701s or Beyerdynamic DT990s into a phone, you'll probably want a little FiiO amp to get the best out of them. Otherwise, the benefits of a dedicated headphone amp will be fairly minor.

DACs are an altogether more complicated topic, but diminishing returns kick in fairly quickly here. Some cheap consumer hardware is equipped with a genuinely bad DAC, but you don't have to spend a fortune to get something very good. The difference between a £150 audio interface and a £2000 converter from the likes of Prism or Benchmark is so subtle that 99% of people won't hear any difference.
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11th August 2017
Friday 8:32 pm
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>>26055
Have a read through this blog. https://nwavguy.blogspot.co.uk/

He's an electronic/sound engineer who's worked in the industry a long time, he was so fed up with the state of the industry that he started a project to design what he considered the ideal headphone amp and USB DAC, and made the designs open source.
There is a wealth of technical information there on the why and how of headphone amps and DACs, as well as great detail on the problems with a lot of supposedly audiophile level equipment. (He makes a case that a lot of high level kit, rather than just suffering from diminishing returns, actually have many design flaws.)
https://nwavguy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/what-we-hear.html
https://nwavguy.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/testing-methods.html

If it piques your interest, being open source there are a few different people making the amps with a bit of variation between each. Here's a UK maker of them:
http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/products-page/headphone-amplifiers/ehp-o2-portable-headphone-amplifier/
And there's this guy in Switzerland making them, the price is higher, especially given the current exchange rate, but it has more customisable inputs and outputs.
http://www.headnhifi.com/O2-desktop-amplifier
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14th August 2017
Monday 4:46 am
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>>26058
Thanks for those links, interesting reading.

>>26054
>Sennheisers are a pale shadow of the headphones they used to be.
I'd have to agree, and it's been that way for 10+ years. I've known good Sennheisers, but the last pair I had felt like cheap plastic toys, and sounded like shit; they cost £80. I was almost happy when they broke after a year or two.

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>> No. 13211 Anonymous
13th August 2017
Sunday 2:55 pm
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It's from The Guardian, but it's pretty spot on.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/12/my-son-vents-his-anger-about-the-housing-crisis-to-a-distant-relation

>At a recent family wedding, my 24-year-old son and I became part of a small group chatting amiably over drinks and mini bruschetta. A distant relation (I’ll call him Bill) turned to my son Jake and asked him what he was doing. Jake told him about his MSc.

>“And where are you living?” Bill asked.

>“At home, for the moment.”

>Bill, who must be in his early 60s, smiled, “Lucky you. Your generation are so spoilt.”

>I could see the steam issuing from the top of Jake’s head, and the glitter in his narrowing eyes. I tried to give Bill a warning wave. “Save yourself!” I wanted to yell. “Run for the hills!” But Bill didn’t look like a sprinter, and it was too late anyway.

>Jake put his head on one side. “How are we spoilt, exactly?”
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>> No. 13232 Anonymous
13th August 2017
Sunday 7:03 pm
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>>13230

Boomers deserve the hatred in all honesty. The self-righteous, smug cunts have left future generations with fuck all.
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13th August 2017
Sunday 10:50 pm
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I was lucky enough to get a 110% mortgage on a detached 3 bedroom house with dining room, large conservatory and a garage from Northern Rock about 15 years ago. This meant I didn't have to put down a deposit and got an extra 10% cash as a loan at the same percentage. Now my house is worth a roughly another 25-40% more than when I bought it.

If I had to buy the same house now I would need to find between 25-35,000 just for a deposit on a mortgage. If you think I got it easy, imagine being someone who bought their council house in the early 80s for like 4k and sold it in the early 2000s for close to 50 times what they paid for it.
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14th August 2017
Monday 12:18 am
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>>13240

>If you think I got it easy, imagine being someone who bought their council house in the early 80s for like 4k and sold it in the early 2000s for close to 50 times what they paid for it.

Yeah, like the Boomers.
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14th August 2017
Monday 12:39 am
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>“If anything,” Jake went on, getting into his stride, “we’re not spoilt, it’s you that’s spoiled it for us. Your generation.

Sadly, that hits the nail on the head.

Things are fucked up for the young generation, and none of it is their fault.

I am kind of glad I am not in my 20s anymore. Being that age was a piece of piss in my day, compared to today.
>> No. 13247 Anonymous
14th August 2017
Monday 1:08 am
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>>13216
To be honest I don't know if it would take all that much building.
I get the feeling that (although you'd possibly cause a recession by doing it) if we just built a few hundred thousand council houses*, which is something that was a matter of course until the 70s, you could guide the price of market-rents. (And in turn, how much revenue houses can earn as investments.) Even if it would cause a recession to kill this dragon, this is the recession Great Britain had to have.
And while we're at it, get the right to buy to fuck, both for pragmatic and symbolic reasons.

http://wosland.podgamer.com/we-arent-the-99/ quite like this article from a while ago about the political implications of the housing shortage, even if it's a bit more trendy-lefty (and much less sweary) than I'd be.

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>> No. 21588 Anonymous
16th July 2017
Sunday 8:02 pm
/v/21588 New Dr.
Noncelad must be taking this pretty badly.
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>> No. 21652 Anonymous
19th July 2017
Wednesday 12:30 am
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>>21648
Mental illness fundamentally affects how you interact with people though, I don't think it ever can be thought of in the same way. It's a part of your personality, to some degree inextricable.
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19th July 2017
Wednesday 12:33 am
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>>21648
>mentally ill should be equivalent to saying I've got a cold, or the flu, or I sprained my ankle.

Not really, mental health has a stigma for a good reason because it can mean that you are a danger to yourself and to society at large. Obviously not all mental illnesses are the same but there is a reason we associate manics with violence, schizophrenics will paranoid destructive behavior, depressives with wallowing and self destruction, and autists with actually caring about doctor who canon.

I'm saying this as a person who has friends and family crippled by all of the above. In all seriousness I've had to deal with manics and depressives who have used being open about their problems as a way to absolve themselves of guilt for their shitty behavior and lack of self control, and people think they are helping by being 'understanding' and shifting the burned of their behavior on to everyone in their path, but this is tacit to abuse. Your cause is more short sighted than you think.

I agree an openness about depression for the introverted is a positive as it is for anxiety, and any learning disorder where people need to admit they fall short would be a benefit and there are plenty of milder cases where it would be relevant, but you can't treat all mental illnesses as being helped by people being accepting and open, and like it would always be of benefit to the problem, sometimes the best thing is for people to feel they should solider on and strive for a life of managing normality without drawing attention to themselves and people moving the bar to excusing their failures.
>> No. 21654 Anonymous
19th July 2017
Wednesday 3:08 pm
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Why is the main discussion in a Dr Who thread about mental health?
>> No. 21655 Anonymous
19th July 2017
Wednesday 3:29 pm
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>>21654
Too easy.
>> No. 21696 Anonymous
13th August 2017
Sunday 3:11 pm
21696 Speaking of Dr Who fans and mental illness...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LMA_AbDyBk

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>> No. 412326 Anonymous
8th August 2017
Tuesday 7:10 pm
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Do we Brits still have our own culture or are we steadily being taken in by 'the west'? Everywhere in popular culture I can see the Americas influence while ours, yet still visible, seems like a quirk of it rather than a culture in and of itself.

Would you agree, disagree, or have anything interesting to share on the subject?

I felt hurt by this image. Found at 'themetapicture' if anyone is interested. I cropped out their tag because fuck tags.
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>> No. 412382 Anonymous
12th August 2017
Saturday 11:44 pm
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>>412379

Read book. Make your own mind up.
>> No. 412383 Anonymous
12th August 2017
Saturday 11:49 pm
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>>412376 Nope.
>> No. 412384 Anonymous
12th August 2017
Saturday 11:55 pm
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>>412381

>Paul Harris?

Haha joke went too far on that one :P
>> No. 412385 Anonymous
13th August 2017
Sunday 1:22 am
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>>412382
How shameless of you, Paul, Rooney, Stephen, or whatever you call yourself now.
>> No. 412388 Anonymous
13th August 2017
Sunday 12:50 pm
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>Do we Brits still have our own culture or are we steadily being taken in by 'the west'?

I have been trying to find a famous political cartoon from the Thatcher days, where Margaret Thatcher is talking to a laplanderstani in the street and saying "It's just that you are swamping us with your different culture". And in the background, you can see a McDonald's, billboard advertisements for American products, and other distinctly American items.

Maybe somebody here knows where to find that cartoon online.

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>> No. 5103 Anonymous
22nd September 2011
Thursday 9:56 pm
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THERE'S TRAFFIC AT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE JUNCTION BUT INSTEAD OF LETTING YOU PULL OUT I'M GOING TO CREEP MY CAR FORWARD A FEW METRES AND BLOCK YOU IN BECAUSE I'M AN INCONSIDERATE CUNT WHO WOULD RATHER INCONVENIENCE OTHERS JUST SO I CAN SPEED UP MY OWN JOURNEY BY A FEW SECONDS.
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>> No. 25303 Anonymous
11th May 2017
Thursday 7:21 pm
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I was doing ~45mph on an A road because I was looking for a turn off which I wasn't 100% sure where it was. Knobhead in a BMW starts tailgating me. I finally spotted it and put my indicators on early and when I'd started turning the knobhead overtakes me on the right-hand side. A few seconds later and he'd have ploughed straight into my car.
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2nd June 2017
Friday 9:43 pm
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The drive outside my flat is wide enough for one car. There are a few parking bays on each side at slight angles to the drive.

Most people who park here drive all the way up to the end of the bay until one or both of their front wheels is touching the kerb. However there are some dickheads who stop a good foot or two away from the kerb, which means there's a lot less space behind them for people driving past or trying to reverse out of the other spaces.

And guess what, whenever someone parks like that, it's always a Mercedes or BMW. (It's not just one or two people, I've been here years and seen a succession of many dickheads in German cars who do this.)
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2nd June 2017
Friday 9:58 pm
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One day last week my bus got stuck for around 10-15 minutes and had to give up because a BMW driver thought it was a good idea to just break down in the middle of the road and stay there. The street is just about wide enough for two vehicles, and the driver made no attempt to move the vehicle. Didn't push it, didn't ask for help to push it, didn't accept any offer of help to push it. Just fucking left it there. Two minibuses had to mount the kerb to get around it.

Last time I broke down in the middle of the road, I waited until it was safe to get out, signalled to people for help, and between three of us (a small woman sat inside to steer and brake) we got the car out of the way. That was from the middle lane of three on a busy dual carriageway during rush hour.
>> No. 25621 Anonymous
11th August 2017
Friday 9:03 pm
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Being stuck behind twats who drive along a sliproad at 30mph instead of anticipating having to match the speed of the traffic they're merging into.

Doubly annoying: Being stuck behind twats in sports cars driving along slip roads at 30mph who can match the speed of the traffic in a second, while the poor sod in the hatchback following them needed most of the length of the sliproad to get up to 70.
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13th August 2017
Sunday 2:34 am
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Had the opportunity to drive a very flash car today. Once you get over how fast it feels you start to notice how every single other cunt on the road is staring at you, or even trying to take pictures. It's a bizarre experience and think less of my friend, the owner of the car, for enjoying that sort of attention.

But my point is I saw so many fucking drivers whip out their phone WHILE DRIVING to take a picture. If they weren't doing that they were trying to race us. What the fuck. Imagine crashing and explaining that one.

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