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>> No. 24982 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 1:14 pm
/emo/24982 Breaking up with your significant other
Hey. My relationship of nearly 2 years has come to a head. My SO moved in with me at the beginning of the year and it's taken me this long to understand that we're not compatible. Without going into too much detail, I'd like to break it off with her.

Potential issues lie in her having moved an hour up the road for me, being emotionally immature, and having several heavy boxes and cases of absolute fucking shite in my flat.

Please help, gs.
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>> No. 24985 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 2:17 pm
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You're going to have a shit few weeks, there's no getting around that. Ultimately, you've got no choice but to tell her to sling her hook. The fallout will be absolutely horrible, but it'll also be fairly brief.

"This isn't working, we're making each other miserable, I think it'd be best if you moved back in with your mum". Be compassionate, make sure that she knows you feel shit about it, but be firm. Make sure that it's a clean break with no lingering ties, otherwise this could drag on for months. Don't be cowed into changing your mind if there's crying or screaming or plate throwing, that just leads to more misery.

Good luck.
>> No. 24993 Anonymous
7th June 2017
Wednesday 10:51 am
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>>24985

Well fuck, I don't know what I was expecting. Thanks for the solid advice, best beloved.
>> No. 25027 Anonymous
26th June 2017
Monday 12:25 am
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> My SO moved in with me at the beginning of the year and it's taken me this long to understand that we're not compatible.

I remember talking to a friend's dad once about one of my breakups. I told him that the few months I was together with my ex were just about enough to make us realise we were incompatible with each other. And then he looked at me and said, "Lucky sod. Took me and my ex wife twenty-seven years to figure that out".

Be glad that you have come to this realisation this soon, OP. At your stage of the relationship, it's really quite easy to just walk away from it, learn your lesson and move on.
>> No. 25028 Anonymous
26th June 2017
Monday 12:38 am
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>>24984

>She can, technically, but is "too scared of driving" to have driven since she passed her test 5 years ago.

Tut, tut, tut. What on Earth possessed you pursue a relationship with this woman? She must be a lot of "fun", lad.
>> No. 25029 Anonymous
27th June 2017
Tuesday 2:58 pm
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Thanks, chaps. I banged the proverbial gavel on this a few weeks ago and it's been relatively plain sailing since. My flat's looking a lot tidier now to say the least!

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>> No. 411294 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 6:16 pm
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Why haven't we got a thread on this yet? It's going to prove a turning point in Britsh history.
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>> No. 411836 Anonymous
27th June 2017
Tuesday 3:34 am
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>>411833

If you fired the thrusters to aim it at my house, it's murder. If you just let it drop out of orbit with no regard for where it might land, it's manslaughter by gross negligence. If you took every care to aim it at the ocean but it inadvertently crashed through my roof, it's just an accident.

This isn't rocket science.
>> No. 411837 Anonymous
27th June 2017
Tuesday 3:36 am
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>>411836
Yeah but how would anyone know? I will try and aim for the ocean, but unbeknownst to anyone I will subconsciously hit your house with it and murder you and your ugly mum. It isn't murder right? Nobody can prove I hated you and your mum.
>> No. 411838 Anonymous
27th June 2017
Tuesday 4:23 am
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>>411837

The police would interview you and your henchmen. They would search your volcanic lair for documents and computer data related to the satellite. Forensic experts would examine the smouldering wreckage of your satellite for telemetry data.

At trial, your innocence would be presumed. The jury would need to be convinced beyond reasonable doubt that you either maliciously targeted the satellite at my house (for a charge of murder), or that you allowed the satellite to fall onto my house with flagrant disregard for my life (for a charge of involuntary manslaughter by gross negligence).

In the latter case, a total lack of evidence would strongly imply guilt. Where is the documentation demonstrating your health and safety precautions? What risk assessment did you undertake before performing the manoeuvre? What training did your underlings have in satellite re-entry procedures? What evidence is there that your satellite was well-designed and properly maintained? If you are completely unable to explain why your satellite obliterated my mum's house and why you were unable to prevent it, a jury may well be convinced beyond reasonable doubt that your management of the satellite was grossly negligent.
>> No. 411839 Anonymous
27th June 2017
Tuesday 9:37 am
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>>411838
Of course, all of this is moot because before that satellite ever touches down sometime from MI6 will have stormed the lair, engaged the satellite's self-destruct, and pushed otherlad into his tank of laser sharks.
>> No. 411840 Anonymous
27th June 2017
Tuesday 10:09 am
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>>411838
We only had a month's training and we're oil miners not astronauts, damn it. What choice did we have?

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>> No. 83033 Anonymous
24th June 2017
Saturday 10:38 pm
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>The Government is hiding a devastating report that shows rehabilitation courses taken by thousands of jailed rapists and paedophiles make them more dangerous once they are released.

>According to the study, prisoners who take the courses are at least 25 per cent more likely to be convicted of further sex crimes than those who do not, suggesting that the sessions may have created hundreds of extra victims.

>The controversial Sex Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP), a six-month psychological group-therapy course, is believed to have cost taxpayers well over £100 million since it was set up in 1991.

>Before the report was compiled, about 1,000 prisoners had been taking the 'core' programme at a cost of about £7 million a year, many at eight sex offender treatment 'hubs' – specialist jails where thousands of such criminals are concentrated.

>The worst offenders went on to an 'extended' course, which was also found to make them more dangerous. An investigation by this newspaper has revealed:

>• The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) was initially reluctant to accept the bombshell findings, but after they were independently endorsed, it abruptly axed both programmes – but kept the decision secret;

>• Experts had for years been warning that the programmes were flawed, and there was no good evidence that they cut reoffending;

>• Paedophiles convicted of physically attacking children are especially likely to offend again after taking the SOTP;
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>> No. 83056 Anonymous
25th June 2017
Sunday 1:32 pm
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>>83055
What? No. It doesn't matter if the animal wants to be let out, don't do it.
>> No. 83057 Anonymous
25th June 2017
Sunday 2:09 pm
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>However, some experts have disputed such claims for many years. One was William Marshall, whose own, very different sex offender rehabilitation programmes in Canada have been shown to achieve huge cuts in reoffending rates.

>Until 2004, Dr Marshall was employed as an external consultant to SOTPs in Britain. But exasperated by what he saw as the programme's shortcomings and the Government's failure to remedy them, he resigned. 'There were a lot of problems with SOTP and I didn't want to be identified with a programme I didn't agree with,' he said. 'They weren't adapting the course in line with developing knowledge, and many of those delivering the programme were not qualified.'

>The worst problem was that the numbers being enrolled on the courses were 'far too ambitious', leading to a shortage of qualified therapists. In fact, most SOTP facilitators were chaplains, ordinary prison officers and other 'para-professionals'.

>According to Dr Marshall, their lack of training meant that the facilitators were forced to stick rigidly to 'scripts' drawn from a thick SOTP manual. He said: 'Manuals take the therapist out of the loop. For sex offender treatment to succeed, you have to be flexible enough to keep adapting to every individual. A revamp is long overdue.'

>Another prominent sceptic was David Ho, a forensic psychiatrist who has treated some of the country's most disturbed offenders at Broadmoor, and is now research chief at a secure unit in Essex.

>He said: 'I'm not surprised by the new evaluation. Both the academic community and the public have the right to see the full results.' Previous studies claiming SOTPs worked were fundamentally flawed, he said – as he had been arguing for years.

Read the article before you post, team. The problem has been one of ambition without the resources so you've just sat some paedos together to discuss molesting kids for years while the local vicar brings tea and stickies (hmm...)

As much as I would like to say that Liz Truss has been a naughty girl the government suppressing the report seems reasonable in light of our countries history.
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>> No. 83058 Anonymous
25th June 2017
Sunday 6:07 pm
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>>83057
>Read the article before you post, team.
It's the Mail. That's generally a waste of time, for obvious reasons.
>> No. 83059 Anonymous
25th June 2017
Sunday 6:47 pm
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>>83053

Even a werewolf is entitled to a defence.
>> No. 83064 Anonymous
25th June 2017
Sunday 10:38 pm
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>>83059

Like a silver-proof vest?

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>> No. 6605 Anonymous
25th June 2017
Sunday 12:00 pm
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Morning, lads.

It's my birthday coming up and there's very little I actually want so I thought I'd primarily ask for books (I'm >>/job/11278), although I'm not entirely sure which ones to ask for so I'd be grateful for recommendations please, lads.

Authors I like include, but are not limited to, Bill Bryson, Hunter S Thompson, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Iain Banks, Jon Ronson, Philip K Dick, John Lanchester, George Orwell, Olaf Stapledon, Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, Aldous Huxley, etc. That sort of thing.

Thanks, lads.
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>> No. 6606 Anonymous
25th June 2017
Sunday 12:41 pm
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>Aldous Huxley, George Orwell


You'd probably like 'We' by Yevgeny Zamyatin. I've never read it but it is very much in that dystopia style, and I've heard good things.
>> No. 6607 Anonymous
25th June 2017
Sunday 12:54 pm
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You could try Paolo Bacigalupi, Hannu Rajaniemi or Vurt. Stanislaw Lem?
'We' isn't a terribly exciting book if you've already read 1984 and BNW, it's more of the same (although it was written first).
>> No. 6608 Anonymous
25th June 2017
Sunday 2:52 pm
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>>6605

Seconding Vurt.

Other ones from here I can remember going through are the Illuminatus! trilogy and possibly also the Red Mars series.

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>> No. 410705 Anonymous
26th May 2017
Friday 6:22 pm
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How're you keeping cool in the weather?
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>> No. 411731 Anonymous
24th June 2017
Saturday 4:54 pm
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>>411721

You did have it easier. I hear a lot of older people bemoaning what exactly is wrong with today's youth, but frankly, you'd be a bit messed up if you went through that period of your life while also dealing with the fact everything you do is broadcast publicly on the proto-panopticon of social media.

Luckily I went through my teenage years just (just) before all that took hold. I didn't get Facebook until I was 19. But I feel as though even in these few relatively short years it's wrought irreversible changes on the way socialising works; and given that I still grew up in a time where you just knocked on someone's door to see if they were in, I do find it hard to adapt.

I feel a bit sorry for kids born a few years after me, who haven't known anything else.
>> No. 411739 Anonymous
24th June 2017
Saturday 9:04 pm
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>>411731

The statistics show that young people today are much better behaved than previous generations. They're far less likely to drink, smoke or have sex. They work harder at school, they get better grades, they're far less likely to commit petty crime. I can't help but think that it's because they feel permanently surveilled. Wherever you go, there are cameras everywhere, primed to beam your youthful indiscretions to the world for all eternity. Every aspect of your life is carefully filed away on some or other database. Compounding all that, their prospects of getting a secure career with real prospects are far worse, and they can't afford to live anywhere near the places with jobs.

There's a voice in every young person's head saying "what will your future employers think?". They feel like they're locked in to a vicious struggle for the few decent jobs available. They are under no illusions that everyone can do well if they work hard. They know that some people are just doomed to miss out on a decent life and they'll be damned if it's going to be them. A degree isn't enough any more, that'll just get you a job in a call centre or a clothes shop. You need a 2:1 or better in a STEM subject from a redbrick, you need a masters, you need internships, you need connections and a big stroke of luck.

They know that things are only going to get worse, but they're using every ounce of strength just to tread water. They're constantly being watched and assessed and graded, constantly fearing that they'll be permanently branded as a failure. I see a new intake of freshers every year and they're all a little bit more timid than the last, a little bit more conformist, a little bit more prematurely aged. The sixth-form kids on open days don't look like kids about to embark on an adventure, they look like job applicants in a failed Soviet republic. There's a fear in their eyes, a blind and total fear, and there's nothing I can say to reassure them. It's a fucking tragedy.
>> No. 411741 Anonymous
25th June 2017
Sunday 12:14 am
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>>411739

>There's a voice in every young person's head saying "what will your future employers think?"


This is the biggest fucking disgrace of it all. Everything is weighed in terms of how it will help them optimise their CV. For example, I used to do volunteer work off an on for a local charity for disabled people. My aunt supported them with yearly donations and one day she just happened to suggest that I should come see if it'd be my kind of thing to help out there now and then. I enjoyed it a lot, it was very rewarding work for me on a deeply personal level, for which I rarely saw a penny. Anyway, my aunt is still an enthusiastic supporter, and she has told me that nowadays, on the one hand, it's increasingly difficult to get young people to volunteer at all, because everybody is so busy with uni, internships, and doing this, that and the other trying to further their career prospects. And on the other hand, you've got young people seeking out charities like hers exactly because it will look good on their CV. I understand the most insulting incident was some 19-year-old business student who showed up one day. When she was asked why she wanted to volunteer for the charity, she flat out told them that some career advice person at uni had suggested it. But then the biggest act of pissing on them was that her main concern was if they would give her some sort of document at the end as proof of having spent time there.

They strongly advised her to try other charities instead of theirs. But this is the kind of society we have become. People don't do this kind of thing anymore because they see some sort of human aspect about it that they find personally rewarding. It's not about helping the needy anymore or making a difference in other people's lives who are less fortunate than you, it's about gathering feathers in your cap.


> I see a new intake of freshers every year and they're all a little bit more timid than the last, a little bit more conformist, a little bit more prematurely aged.

This is really the first post-9/11 generation that is becoming adults now. They are the first generation who have no recollection of a world before all the constant fear mongering and politicians pushing your buttons and keeping you in constant panic about militant daft woggery and other things.

As I said, I was born in 1974. I was a child right in the middle of one of the most dangerous phases of the entire Cold War. As we now know from the Stanislav Petrov incident, the world really could have ended one September evening in 1983, just after my ninth birthday, btw. And yet, I don't remember the public being kept in quite as much a near-constant fear about bad things that might happen as they are today. Then again, I may have been just too young to really be aware of it. But still, people in the early 80s openly revolted against all the fear mongering and the nuclear arms race, and they took to the streets across Western Europe because they rejected a world where the constant fear of nuclear war was hanging over their heads. Can you imagine any of that today? People protesting against their governments in the hundreds of thousands because they are tired of all the militant daft woggery fear mongering and button pushing? They have all become docile little pigeons who don't even ask questions anymore, and who, for fear of losing their jobs or hurting their CVs, are afraid to speak up anymore at all.
>> No. 411742 Anonymous
25th June 2017
Sunday 12:32 am
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>>411731

I went through my teenage years from 1998 until 2005 and although we had it hard then (there was a particular pressure to keep up with fashion that I don't think was present in the early 90s), I still think we had it easier that the teenagers living currently do. As you said, I think a lot of it is to do with social media. I feel sorry for teenagers now, no wonder depression rates among them are skyrocketing.
>> No. 411743 Anonymous
25th June 2017
Sunday 11:08 am
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>>411739

I could not have said this better myself. Thank you.

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>> No. 411421 Anonymous
18th June 2017
Sunday 12:05 am
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What's it like living on a council estate?
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>> No. 411712 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 10:52 pm
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>The body language you use and the attitude you adopt towards your surroundings does far more to protect you than any form of actual toughness. Doesn't matter how scrawny you are or if you're rippling with muscles. It's just knowing what will make you a target.

By the same token, that kind of "bad boy from the hood" posture, attitude and self-projection will make you stick out like a sore thumb in higher circles, upper middle class and beyond, where you don't usually have to worry about getting into a serious physical fight in the first place, let alone at night in a bad part of town.

People from lower classes often complain that it feels to them like there is a secret code among those who came from better upbringings, which in one way or another will keep lower class people from moving up the social ladder and truly becoming "one of them", despite their own best efforts. I would go as far as saying that probably 40 to 60 percent of it is simply posture, projection and mannerisms. Even if somebody masks it very successfully, there will always be dead giveaways about their upbringing the more time you will spend talking to them. The way they will behave in conversation with somebody, their choice of words, their accent, even their sense of humour. You name it.

In short, your council estate antics may have served you well growing up on an actual council estate. But if you want to better yourself and leave that world behind, then you are going to have to drop all of it. Unfortunately, that's much easier said than done, which is why, as I said, you usually can't fake it for long.
>> No. 411718 Anonymous
24th June 2017
Saturday 4:41 am
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>>411685

> Attitude has saved saved my life in third world shitholes more often than any amount of drilling and weapons.

Would you care to mention specific examples?
>> No. 411720 Anonymous
24th June 2017
Saturday 8:14 am
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>>411712

I have personally experienced this, and it's something I struggled with at university quite a lot. I've no doubt that the jump from sixth form or college to the next level is a culture shock for many people, but for me I was learning to soften my expression, dull my accent, change my posture to nonthreatening.
>> No. 411722 Anonymous
24th June 2017
Saturday 11:44 am
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>>411720

To a great extent, that's how universities powered social mobility in the '60s and '70s - working class kids got a scholarship, spent three years mingling with a load of posh kids and learned to pass themselves off as middle class. I think that the upper middle class learned to be more subtle about their signalling, hence the casualness of Blair and "call me Dave" Cameron. The class signifiers are still there, they're just buried under unbuttoned collars and chillaxing.
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24th June 2017
Saturday 12:46 pm
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>>411722

>The class signifiers are still there, they're just buried under unbuttoned collars and chillaxing.

That, and because majorities are tight nowadays, I think politicians can ill afford being either distinctly upper class or distinctly working class, with everything that used to come with that. You can't depend on your peers securing your power anymore through enough of their votes on Election Day. Because voters' preferences for parties aren't carved in stone anymore either. Especially since the days of Blair and New Labour, who were really less stuffy Conservatives.

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>> No. 22131 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 8:20 pm
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Been having a go at this. Anyone else picked it up? It's bloody beautiful, possibly the nicest looking game I've ever seen, and generally it plays really smoothly. It's not without its issues, though, in fact little bits of the design are starting to grate. I've put in about ten hours or so now, and it is definitely on the road to that overwhelming Elder-Scrolls-esque objectives overload thing that I can't really be bothered with these days. There's also a lot of scavenging/crafting fetch quest shit that I'm expecting I'll get bored of at some point (but haven't yet, to be fair, they've not made it essential beyond the absolute basics like health and ammo). The facial animations are also ME-Andromeda bad at times, and whoever directed the narrative has obviously never heard of the maxim "show, don't tell", as it dictates the central story thread to you through NPC mouthpieces like an infant at times.

That, er, sounds a lot more negative than I meant it to. It's actually been really good fun so far for the most part. I'm guessing it was developed by a British team as there are little hints here and there, I just found a "remnant of the old world" data drive or whatever (a little bit of text, world-building and all that), which took a pot shot at the privatisation of the NHS, which was unexpected.
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>> No. 22144 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 10:50 am
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>See also... The Stanley Parable

I would, but I have to not play the game for another two years.


I've always maintained that there is a sliding scale in story telling between tempo and tone at one end; and detail, and coherence under analysis at the other.

and depending on your medium that bar moves, the more interactive your story is the more plot holes you can have but the 'feel' has to be right. so games and films (games more so than films) can have plot lines that are a complete twaddle and riddled with holes but it doesn't matter as long as they have the right feeling to them you will accept what is happening because keeping that pace going is the most important thing.

Where as a book the devil is in the detail, you can spend 20 pages discussing the subtle and particular nuances of a short conversation, but good pace regularly falls by the wayside.
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23rd June 2017
Friday 11:07 am
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>>22144

Lore heavy games usually resort to found pieces of text anyway. In Elder Scrolls games you literally pick up and read books.

It's a very optional part of the game these days, though.
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23rd June 2017
Friday 11:53 am
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>>22144

Relevant Zizekian waffle:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-woNlmVcdjc
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24th June 2017
Saturday 12:32 am
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Deus Ex. That is all.
>> No. 22148 Anonymous
24th June 2017
Saturday 12:43 am
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>>22147
What's that? Like Deus Vult?

(A good day to you Sir!)

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>> No. 58173 YubYub
23rd June 2017
Friday 8:03 pm
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>Importation of the lifelike dolls is a relatively new phenomenon and there is no offence of possession, only importing an obscene article

fellow queers of /iq/ that means we can legally make them in the UK then sell them to the carpet-baggers for big money and then tip off the cops for money too and sell the tabloids their carpet-bagger pictures for money
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>> No. 58174 Samefag
23rd June 2017
Friday 8:23 pm
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Why not just use them to claim child bennies if they're so realistic? It's not like the teachers are going to grass you up for sending them quiet and well behaved children.
>> No. 58175 YubYub
23rd June 2017
Friday 8:27 pm
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>>58174

Maybe not for that, but when the kids are completely limp and reeking of cum they will.
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23rd June 2017
Friday 8:42 pm
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>>58175
just enrol them at rotherham m8
>> No. 58177 Are Moaty
23rd June 2017
Friday 9:34 pm
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>>58173
I can't imagine what they even look like. Slightly scared to Google.

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>> No. 411670 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 12:47 am
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Happy independece day lads.
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>> No. 411696 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 7:34 pm
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How far gone do you have to be to think David Dimbleby is a real life Big Brother. The most authoritarian thing he's ever done was kick that bloke out of QT the other day.
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23rd June 2017
Friday 7:57 pm
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>>411696
>bloke

I thought that was a particularly unattractive woman?
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23rd June 2017
Friday 8:13 pm
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>>411697
That's no way to talk about Dimbleby.
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23rd June 2017
Friday 8:45 pm
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>>411698

Everyone knows he's an extraterrestrial lizard.
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23rd June 2017
Friday 8:57 pm
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>>411696
Dimbleby was involved in propagandising Heath back in the 1970s. He made the documentary poking fun at the old Labour cabinet ("Yesterday's men") while some others did the Tory propagandising ("Mr. Heath's 'quiet revolution'".)

Gave us my favourite interview with any politician, mind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OjGjHFGO3s
But if this film is used, or this is leaked, then there's going to be a hell of a row...

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>> No. 8129 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 9:51 pm
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Simply check out this guy's skills. I met him in hospital and he says that he plays a little basketball. ..
https://youtu.be/N11wpX3BY_A

Sorry for formatting I'm on my phone
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>> No. 8130 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 11:46 pm
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I think Boris's backwards one is more impressive.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3jqS_FOXX4
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16th June 2017
Friday 9:06 am
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>> No. 8132 Anonymous
17th June 2017
Saturday 9:29 am
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Well I will say that Boris did a pretty good job but my guy had much more talent.
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22nd June 2017
Thursday 10:08 am
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This thread inspired me to shoot some hoops for the first time in years. I now remember why I stopped going to my local court: it's under a flyover that's so low that the ball scrapes it whenever you shoot a good jumpshot.
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23rd June 2017
Friday 11:53 am
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>> No. 411395 Anonymous
17th June 2017
Saturday 10:36 am
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Lads, I cannot cope.

It's only half 10 and I'm sweating like a black man on a rape charge.
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>> No. 411655 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 10:35 pm
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Today was the worst day so far, muggy as fuck.
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21st June 2017
Wednesday 11:12 pm
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Seen two lads around here wearing leather jackets in this heat. Both white though, but how do people do it? They must be drenched in sweat, surely.
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21st June 2017
Wednesday 11:35 pm
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I like it, you guys are fucked when our Lizard Overlords win the forever war.
>> No. 411659 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 2:18 pm
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We won't be beaten that easily. We'd live in the dunes and make war with them.
>> No. 411661 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 3:16 pm
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>>411655

I find today even more unpleasant.

Also, I went for lunch with a coworker and had spicy curry at a Thai restaurant. And I mean, spicy. Excellent food really, it was sort of a mango/peach/pineapple chicken curry with loads of chili in it. Very well prepared and tasty. But it really got me sweating like a pig.

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>> No. 11347 Anonymous
7th June 2017
Wednesday 3:32 pm
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I hate the place I work, I don't interact with my colleagues, nobody knows who I am and I'm not interested in knowing them, the guy I primarily work with is an utter cunt and I hate him. I don't like what I do (quality engineering, non software), it's dull and I don't feel like I contribute to anything. I hate where I live, it's an utter shithole and I don't know anyone here. All my m8s are in London and I've had the most forgettable year of my life, I just go to work then come home and masturbate I don't speak to anyone outside of work and barely anyone inside it. The only job with a salary higher than what I I've got now (which is enough but not impressive, 24k) which I've been approached about is basically the same role as I have now but in somewhere different and equally unappealing. Jobsites only list business development, recruitment, sales or IT, none of which I have an interest in or am qualified to do. I don't have any hard skills, I'm not an engineer. I feel trapped and I hate the situation.
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>> No. 11389 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:29 pm
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>>11388
They should both go cuddle in the fridge.
>> No. 11390 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:45 pm
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>>11387
Maybe it's the lack of tone through the keyboard. But I think your message has the opposite effect from what was intended. I get what you are trying to do, but you shouldn't attempt to defuse anger by telling a person what to do, (even to calm down) it has the opposite effect. It feels like you reprimanding me because of my naughty language, whilst letting >>11383 'get away with it' who more importantly than using naughty language was entirely dismissive really of any kind of emotional turmoil or need of >>11382. Which to me is much less constructive antisocial behaviour and worth highlighting as bad behaviour.
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20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:15 pm
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>>11390
>Maybe it's the lack of tone through the keyboard.

I've said this for a long time now. People need to analyze what's said and then decide to fly off the handle.
>> No. 11392 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:20 pm
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Lads I apologise. OP pissed me off a bit. I will excuse myself from this thread now since there isn't much I can contribute. I still maintain that OP is a twat and deserves the predicament he is in.
>> No. 11397 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:18 am
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>>11382

How did it go with the doctor OP? Hope you're alright.

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>> No. 411568 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 4:19 pm
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Reading through the privacy policy of a popular VOIP service I noticed this:
>Our Services currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals and operate as described in this Privacy Policy whether or not a DNT signal is received, as there is no consistent industry standard for compliance.

And then:
>The Company is based in the United States. No matter where you are located, you consent to the processing and transferring of your information in and to the U.S. and other countries

2 questions:
Who, if anybody, is pushing for industry compliance with DNT requests?
Wouldn't any single countries standard be nullified by processing data in a less stringent country?
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>> No. 411580 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:49 pm
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>>411568
Ha to both answers.

There is nothing legal or binding in DNT flags, they're advisory only. Data protection laws, when you're working globally, are very complex and somewhat contradictory. Next May when GDPR comes into force, at least most of us on this side of the atlantic will have harmonised laws (for a few months, at least).
>> No. 411632 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 10:32 am
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>>411568

Well, that is one way to watch porn in public.

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>> No. 2130 Anonymous
31st March 2010
Wednesday 11:01 am
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Are there any 'resting actors' out there?

I'm back up to about a litre of whisky a day again. :(
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>> No. 7906 Anonymous
5th August 2016
Friday 4:16 am
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>>7905
Surprised that posted since I'm abroad. But * is the way apparently. Also apologies if it's disjointed. I feel like I had a lot more to say/explain but it's late and fuck it all I'll probably delete it later anyway. Take care lads.
>> No. 7907 Anonymous
6th August 2016
Saturday 3:57 am
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>>7905
>I am always wondering what the limit is on how much a person can take from life.
I used to wonder that myself when I was tanking away every night. Now I'm not, I don't. I haven't replaced alcohol with anything more "enjoyable". Getting shitfaced is enjoyable; it's all the other stuff, like life, and health (both mental and physical), that gets in the way, that tend to make alcoholism a stressful, miserable existence.

I no longer spend my days wondering why I bother to carry on existing. I'll go out on a limb and suggest that that's a mindset borne of your current addiction.

Don't delete your post. You'll want to look back on it later, one way or another, trust me.
>> No. 7908 Anonymous
11th August 2016
Thursday 3:07 pm
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Got a wee bit too drunk yesterday and overstayed my welcome at a pub; woke up with bruises and scratches over my neck and a bit of a sprained ankle.

Too much booze and going out alone never end well for me, especially now that the results from regular weightlifting are starting to show and people think I'm an intimidating drunk. I need to re-learn my limits with alcohol.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VrFV5r8cs0
>> No. 7909 Anonymous
2nd September 2016
Friday 12:04 pm
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For whatever reason I really liked this post and have found an excuse to browse back to it repeatedly over the last few weeks which have been quite eventful for me and seen an enormous increase in my own alcohol intake after a good couple of years on the trot of being quite a good boy. I don't know if it's because I can always see Clint Eastwood out of the corner of my eye or because the euphemism of "overstaying your welcome" particularly tickles me but I imagine you're really cool for some reason.

Just today I bunked off work and am now pretty certainly fired as a result and my mate who lives abroad now asked me why by text and I said "a wake and bake got slightly out of hand". Something about how I was distancing myself from it, as though I magically found myself drunk and high at 11am on a workday, made me want to come back to this post and enjoy it once again.

In general I feel I have learned a lot from this thread despite almost never posting in it. It has been a near-constant presence in my life for a good part of what I am now coming to accept is going to be a lifelong on-off struggle with the demon drink. Thanks guys. I'm raising a glass to every single one of you, even the guy who advised me to take up GHB when my granddad died, which was definitely not good advice as I learned the hard way.

Sage for WKD-brunch induced ramblings.
>> No. 7945 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 9:14 pm
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>> No. 411314 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 8:32 pm
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Hello /b/

I've recently got access to a camera that can film a decent bit of slowmo, what's the legally of getting some small firecrackers to blow up some watermelons with? I would be done on private property of course.
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>> No. 411575 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 8:12 pm
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There's only so much Ashens I can watch. He's mildly amusing, but not funny enough for his veritable library of videos reviewing tat he has now to have enough original comedy in them.
>> No. 411578 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:45 pm
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>>411575

Yeah I know what you mean. He seems to actually enjoy collecting pound shop tat, which leads me to believe he might actually be boring as fuck if you knew him.
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20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:56 pm
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>>411578
I think he had success with a certain type of video a long long time ago. And now he's stuck in the trap of wanting to move onto different things, but having to keep making similar videos because that's what's earning him a living.
>> No. 411610 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 6:14 pm
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>>411575

He has a PhD in psychology. I can't tell if it's a tragic waste of a good mind, or a damning indictment of the social sciences.
>> No. 411612 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:12 pm
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I wonder if he's a full time YouTuber though? It's not like his content is production intensive.

He also has a channel with a Jamie Oliver rip off YouTube bloke, and Ashens seems like a comic mastermind compared to that fella.

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>> No. 12708 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 11:46 pm
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This doesn't look good.
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>> No. 13107 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:49 pm
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Of course he would have died anyway. Just probably not right there, right then, shortly after being hit by a van.
>> No. 13110 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:08 pm
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>Theresa May has said the Finsbury Park igloo attack justifies her plan to impose a raft of regulations on the internet.
>The Prime Minister was speaking outside 10 Downing Street after a white van ploughed into eskimo worshippers following prayers at the north London igloo, leaving one dead and 10 injured.
>"This Government will act to stamp out extremist and hateful ideology, both across society and on the internet," she said.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/finsbury-park-igloo-attack-latest-theresa-may-internet-crackdown-justification-terrorism-web-a7797281.html

For a man with a hammer every problem is a nail I guess. I wonder if Labour will support this or fight it tooth and nail by abstaining on votes or getting mysterious flu-like symptoms that never quite go away.

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Lads we're better than this. It's not about snowdrifts it's about low hanging fruit that everyone is going to repeat ad nauseam like we're living in an Eddie Izzard dystopia.

Before you post think, do you really want to lay awake at night in fear of the midnight knock from beret wearing secret police asking 'have you got flaaaag'?

>>13104
I can't imagine the van helped matters.
>> No. 13111 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:28 pm
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I think it is better to ban vans.
>> No. 13112 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:35 pm
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>>13110
She really has no morals whatsoever. Christ.
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19th June 2017
Monday 11:45 pm
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>getting mysterious flu-like symptoms that never quite go away.

I believe the correct medical term is 'selective diabetes'.

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>> ID: 87ad8f No. 14201 Anonymous
28th May 2017
Sunday 4:24 pm

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/shed/14201 Wordfilter request
Requesting a wordfilter for 'nonce' being used as a generic insult in thread after thread...it's like the Dianne Abbott thing, it feels like someone is trying to force a meme and it's a bit annoying. I mean fair dos if it's actually a thread about Rolf Harris or something but it seems to be a default response to unrelated posts

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> ID: c95d26 No. 14224 Anonymous
31st May 2017
Wednesday 4:28 pm

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WIDDEN PALLETS!
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31st May 2017
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WIDDEN PALLETS!
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31st May 2017
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WIDDEN PALLETS!
>> ID: 80a4b4 No. 14228 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 11:40 am

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My mam lives near the coast road

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>> No. 13060 Anonymous
18th June 2017
Sunday 12:54 pm
/news/13060 Oh Ant
Get well soon fella.
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>> No. 13069 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 1:17 am
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They'll have to find him a partner otherwise he won't know which side to stand on, the poor thing.
>> No. 13073 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 7:08 am
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As long as it's not Stephen Mulhern.
>> No. 13074 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 7:37 am
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Dec & Dyer.

Commission a series immediately.
>> No. 13075 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:45 am
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They are the wrong way round. The normally always appear with Ant on the left, Dec on the right.
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19th June 2017
Monday 11:25 am
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Cannit hack the sesh man

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>> No. 411173 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 11:54 am
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Everything is brilliant. Well done Britain. Is it time to get drunk yet?
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>> No. 411346 Anonymous
16th June 2017
Friday 4:05 pm
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Sneaky sneaky
>> No. 411347 Anonymous
16th June 2017
Friday 4:29 pm
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You took your time.
>> No. 411524 Anonymous
18th June 2017
Sunday 9:45 pm
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Meme aside, why is the chromatic aberration on that image so bad? I would have thought that with the insane prices that are charged for broadcast lenses, that wouldn't be a problem.
>> No. 411545 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 8:55 am
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Hastily set up? Not white balanced? Very bright sunlit background? BBC Unionist bias?
>> No. 411549 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:08 am
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ENG cameras make quite a lot of compromises. You want a fast parfocal lens with a very wide zoom range, but you don't have a lot of weight to play with. There are always some optical compromises, especially at the extremes of the zoom range. Studio lenses are optically superb, but they're absolutely massive lumps of glass.

You're better off getting a slightly substandard shot with a small and light camera than missing the shot with a studio-quality boat anchor. The BBC are now using the iPhone for some audio and video news gathering - the quality is just about acceptable and the workflow is extremely fast.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/journalism/article/art20160420122405469

A lot of weirdness can happen in the signal chain, which is ludicrously complex for a live broadcast. There are multiple codecs and standards converters in the chain between the camera in Downing Street and your TV, all of which introduce some level of artifacts.

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>> No. 82964 Anonymous
17th June 2017
Saturday 6:30 pm
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Anarchylad, I have mocked you for years, but now I agree it's time to end this bullshit.
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>> No. 83008 Anonymous
18th June 2017
Sunday 9:24 pm
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>If the ballot paper didn't have the parties written on them do you think people would really have any idea of who they were voting for?
Er, yes. At least, if the evidence of how people voted in the days when party affiliation and logos were not printed prominently on the ballot paper is anything to go by.
>> No. 83009 Anonymous
18th June 2017
Sunday 9:28 pm
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>>83007

So you haven't noticed how people talk about Corbyn constantly, or voting for Corbyn, even though they probably don't live in North Islington? And therefore he presumably had no relivance to how people voted in the general election outside of that area.
>> No. 83010 Anonymous
18th June 2017
Sunday 10:27 pm
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Are you an idiot? Of course he is relevant to all people voting Labour, not just those in North Islington.
>> No. 83011 Anonymous
18th June 2017
Sunday 11:42 pm
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Yes I have. I've also noticed how other people talk about how they hate Corbyn but vote for the Labour candidate anyway because they like their MP or hate the Tories even more.

Party leaders certainly have relevance to national voter trends. That doesn't translate to "a vote for an MP is as good as a vote for a leader", though, that's total bollocks. To get a sense of how favourable people's opinions of party leaders are you have to, you know, actually ask them a question about it.
>> No. 83012 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 7:41 am
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He reaction to Grenfell has really seen her take a battering.
Go down and talk to the firemen but avoid the people because they might be ruffians. Jez goes right down and hugs people. He walks among the people like he has his entire life.

Theresa is essentially shamed into meeting a select few at downing street on her own terms a couple of days later.

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