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>> No. 21874 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 5:18 pm
/v/21874 Youtube Recommendations
The other thread got me wondering about what youtube channels you lads can recommend. Topic can be anything, just what you find to be good and interesting to watch.

Learning:
>Issac Arthur
I posted one of his videos awhile ago but it's well worth repeating. Every Thursday he does a really interesting and in-depth look at science and futurism concepts and does a really good job of explaining them simply but also covering the unnoticed drawbacks and benefits.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7fLNvpl0c8

>ElectroBOOM
He has kind of gone to shit over the past few months but this is still a good channel for basic electrical engineering fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7foDiXX-CcE

>Tom Scott
Mostly for his 'Things You Might Not Know' series. He goes over some pretty interesting things that you might never notice but are all around us.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm5khEUIBx0

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>> No. 22041 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 5:25 pm
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>>22039

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcuijtauGUc
>> No. 22042 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 5:26 pm
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>>22040
>>/b/415075
>> No. 22043 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 5:48 pm
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>>22042

Smart bloke.
>> No. 22044 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 6:14 pm
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>>22041

RIP.
>> No. 22093 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 9:24 am
22093 Hello Friends!
Do you see this video? I hope some of you will love this guy as much as I do.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gpBdu0XfQU

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>> No. 416126 Anonymous
14th March 2018
Wednesday 8:07 am
/b/416126 Beggar girl
The other day I was buying groceries at LIDL and there was that beggar girl alone begging near the entrance. She looked like a white skinned Turkette or Romanian, quite sad and scared. Given a bath she would have been very pretty. I was too busy that day, but I really wanted to come at closing time and offer her a good dinner, a bath and a night of sleep in change for some good in and out. Obviously I would keep her in a locked room so there was no way for her to stab/rob me (not that there is anything worth stealing in my shitty house). Any advice, my good lads?
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>> No. 416214 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 8:44 pm
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>>416213
WTF purpz, worst wordfilter ever
>> No. 416219 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 9:41 pm
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>>416214
I'm only responsible for the first three or four.
>> No. 416224 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 1:57 am
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>>416219

No comedy ban for the comment about you having a list of primary schools, purpz? For shame, I was looking forward to that
>> No. 416225 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 2:15 am
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>>416224
Dear Leader only bans people who are very naughty when there is no one else around or if you've ever been caught up in an inexplicable range ban there is good chance he has visited the country in question recently and been robbed at the giftshop for a shite t-shirt. My exposé on this shocking abuse of power will be in the next newsletter.
>> No. 416226 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 2:17 am
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>>416225
>he has visited the country in question recently and been robbed at the giftshop

There is more truth here than I will ever admit to.

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>> No. 14376 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 9:25 pm
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/15/she-found-a-dating-app-on-her-boyfriends-phone-then-she-bought-a-samurai-sword/?utm_term=.176cc43df116

>She found a dating app on her boyfriend’s phone. Then she bought a samurai sword.

>Lovell woke to his girlfriend of two years attacking him with a sword, police say. Survival instincts — mainly martial arts training and all the kung fu films he had watched — clicked in.

>“I was able to wing chun my way to survival,” he told the Oregonian/OregonLive in an interview this week over Facebook messenger, referring to a Chinese martial art. He eventually wrapped Javier in a bear hug. “I saw the look in her eyes, and it scared the living poop out of me,” he told the news outlet. “I told her I loved her, and she was killing me.
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>> No. 14377 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 9:27 pm
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>>14376
Martial arts? More like marital arts, right?
>> No. 14378 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 9:32 pm
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>>14377
Martial tarts?
>> No. 14379 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 9:42 pm
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>>14378

I posit martial farts.

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>> No. 416097 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 7:25 am
/b/416097 Doddy
Goodnight sweet prince.
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>> No. 416173 Anonymous
14th March 2018
Wednesday 10:05 pm
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>>416163

Sandy Toksvig is a nice person and very entertaining TV presenter. But QI will never be the same again without Stephen Fry.
>> No. 416212 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 8:33 pm
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So Adrian Lamo finally killed himself and I've heard that Peter Kay's death will be announced shortly. Some real out of left field pics in this year's deathpool, I'd say.
>> No. 416215 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 8:51 pm
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>>416212
I did wonder why pretty much every need outlet seems to have an article about him cancelling his tour dated today. And why the S*n seem to have an article about his wife, also dated today.
>> No. 416216 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 9:14 pm
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>>416212
Well, there's this. I dunno.
https://twitter.com/ryanyates28/status/974319686455357440
>> No. 416217 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 9:24 pm
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>>416216
That one that got done for doing Dando said he was related to Freddie Mercury.

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>> No. 60146 Are Moaty
15th March 2018
Thursday 6:51 am
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"Vile" greeting cards featuring Karen Matthews and Jimmy Savile should be removed from sale, a charity has said.

The NSPCC has described the Mother's Day and Father's Day cards, which are drawn in a cartoon style, as "thoughtless and irresponsible".

Freelance illustrator Samuel Hague, who sells the pieces via online marketplace Etsy, defended his work and said he does "not condone any acts of child abuse whatsoever". Etsy has been approached for comment.

A Mother's Day card includes a drawing of Karen Matthews alongside the phrase: "Thanks for never hiding me under a bed."

A drawing of Josef Fritzl, the Austrian criminal who imprisoned his own daughter and fathered seven of her children, appears on a Father's Day card, as does prolific sex offender Jimmy Savile.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-43391219

People just can't take a joke these days.
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>> No. 60152 Moralfag
16th March 2018
Friday 3:33 pm
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>>60151
No u
>> No. 60153 Billbob
16th March 2018
Friday 4:39 pm
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>>60151

Harvey is a fucking legend.
>> No. 60154 YubYub
16th March 2018
Friday 5:34 pm
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>>60150

I can't stand when people have this weird special treatment mindset for spackers.

keeping someone alive in such a crippled and disadvantaged state as that lad is the real cruelty, but heaven forbid you take the piss out of the way he talks
>> No. 60155 R4GE
16th March 2018
Friday 6:09 pm
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>>60154
It's actually quite amusing that some keyboard warrior here has got into a strop over a blind autistic teenager because his mum actually loves him. Did you enjoy your subsequent crywank lad?
>> No. 60156 Crabkiller
16th March 2018
Friday 7:54 pm
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>>60155

TROLLED TO TEARS

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>> No. 3378 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 12:41 am
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I want to move

Exeter, Brighton, Bristol, Bath or Liverpool?
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>> No. 3381 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 2:07 am
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>>3380
> Lots of students and shops that have "Challenge 25" (I kid you not) for fags and booze.

I meant that as a sort of caveat by the way, not as a selling point.

Selling points are as the other the lad said the great architectural beauty, the decent pubs, decent places to get a curry and, well yeah, foreign student fanny. Also you can get a bus from there to stone henge and try to do ket there off an oyster card but lose it all because it's too windy and live forever with the regret that you'll probably never tick Stone Henge off your "Global sites of occult power that I've bumped ket at" ticklist. Or maybe that's just me.
>> No. 3382 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 11:08 am
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>>3379
Agreed - Bath would also be my choice of that lot. Exeter wasn't bad at all when I visited recently too.
>> No. 3383 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 12:32 pm
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The question of moving to brighton is really a lifestyle one. If you are the sort of person that wants the green party hippy lifestyle that place offers then it is an obvious choice, Bristol is a watered down version of that with homeless everywhere, if you don't want the lifestyle Brighton is selling I'd go Bath, I've never been to Exter so I don't know what it is like.
>> No. 3384 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 4:50 pm
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Exeter is lovely, but it's in the middle of fucking nowhere. You might as well move to Norwich.

Bristol is a surprisingly picturesque crack den.

Liverpool is alright if you don't mind Scousers. Personally I find them to be cloyingly sentimental, but a lot of people like that sort of thing. It's only 50 minutes on the train to Manchester and 2:16 to London, which is nice.

Brighton is full of lovely tosspots. Do you like kale? I hope you like kale.
>> No. 3385 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 5:10 pm
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>>3378
Any particular reason for narrowing it down to a specific set of shitholes plus Bath?

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>> No. 2395 Anonymous
28th February 2018
Wednesday 12:21 pm
/uhu/2395 dead maplin
It's been a shadow of its former self for a long while, and I guess getting destroyed by Amazon. But will miss it.
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>> No. 2423 Anonymous
1st March 2018
Thursday 9:01 am
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>>2422

True enough, I'd just have to think of a better name for it.

Semiconductor transfer technician.
>> No. 2424 Anonymous
1st March 2018
Thursday 5:33 pm
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>>2420
> isopropyl alcohol
I've bought it off ebay before no problems, although only a little 100ml bottle.
>> No. 2425 Anonymous
1st March 2018
Thursday 7:24 pm
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>>2420

RS do free next day delivery on aerosol cans.

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/facilities-cleaning-maintenance/electronics-cleaners-protective-coatings/contact-cleaners/
>> No. 2426 Anonymous
2nd March 2018
Friday 8:27 am
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I worked there for a long time, and in a different timeline I might still have worked there. I always said they were circling the drain.

Management were a complete set of tossers, and to make matters worse they took on a load of plonkers from Comet when they shat the bed. Within a decade it went from a handy shop to get a 15p battery connector, to a poorly staffed rip-off where the same connector would cost you £1.69, if they even had it in stock. Too much reliance on min/max stock levels and margin over volume, which drove away near enough all the trade business.

Still, I'm going to laugh when it turns out they'd been siphoning off the pension scheme too. I might go and visit my old boss just to laugh at him about it.
>> No. 2450 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 7:06 am
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Just saw this in El Reg -

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/14/maplin_prices_still_higher_in_closing_down_sale/

Fucking hilarious.

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>> No. 2760 Anonymous
15th March 2018
Thursday 11:24 am
/eco/2760 Howard Marks extradited again
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/12/uk-cannabis-seed-seller-us-extradition-attempt-gypsy-nirvana
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>> No. 2761 Anonymous
15th March 2018
Thursday 11:55 am
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>>2760
I cannot for the life of me see how this case is working - seeds are legal in every country.
>> No. 2762 Anonymous
15th March 2018
Thursday 12:14 pm
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>>2761

From the article:

>cannabis seeds are considered a schedule 1 narcotic in the US
>> No. 2763 Anonymous
15th March 2018
Thursday 3:52 pm
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>>2760
Howard Marks has been dead for two years.
>> No. 2764 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 1:38 am
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taken care of
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/cannabis-seed-dealer-successfully-fights-us-extradition-bid-36709676.html
>> No. 2765 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 1:39 am
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thats very sad

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>> No. 60139 Ambulancelad
14th March 2018
Wednesday 10:55 am
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Mate, that science cripple was chatting shit about us and we didn't even know it.
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>> No. 60141 Anonymous
14th March 2018
Wednesday 9:00 pm
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IF HE WAS THAT CLEVER WHY WAS HE IN A WHEELCHAIR EH LADS?
>> No. 60142 R4GE
14th March 2018
Wednesday 9:02 pm
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>>60141
He had Lou Gehrig's disease.
>> No. 60143 Crabkiller
14th March 2018
Wednesday 9:48 pm
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>>60142
Did Lou Gehrig know?
>> No. 60144 YubYub
14th March 2018
Wednesday 10:28 pm
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>>60143

Audible mirth.
>> No. 60149 R4GE
15th March 2018
Thursday 11:56 am
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>>60139
Maybe the shitposting in here will go down now.

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>> No. 60129 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 8:18 pm
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How do I go about getting some of that spy paper that self destructs after it has been read?

I was going to try staples or the stationery box, but then I remembered I'd need a time machine because they've all gone out of business.
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>> No. 60136 Moralfag
13th March 2018
Tuesday 10:01 pm
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>>60134
>I HESITATE TO ASK BUT WHY DO YOU NEED THIS?

Because it'd be really, really cool. Obviously.

It'd be like being a spy and shit.
>> No. 60137 Crabkiller
13th March 2018
Tuesday 10:55 pm
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>>60136

For a real spy experience, I'd recommend pretending to be Lithuanian for fifteen years, get a wife and kids who don't even know your real name, then ask for a 100x strength CT scan and die shortly after.
>> No. 60138 Moralfag
14th March 2018
Wednesday 2:16 am
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>>60137

I'd go for the luxury "weekend away from it all in a hold-all" experience myself.
>> No. 60140 Auntiefucker
14th March 2018
Wednesday 12:29 pm
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>>60133

Not unless GCHQ are keeping tabs on amateur magicians.
>> No. 60145 R4GE
15th March 2018
Thursday 6:47 am
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Who can tell the difference between an amateur magician and a daft militant wog these days? The lines are so blurred.

Look up how to saw someone in half or about throwing knives at them and blammo you're a suspected The Great Whale Huntist.

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>> No. 2130 Anonymous
31st March 2010
Wednesday 11:01 am
/A/2130 Alcoholics
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. 8071 Anonymous
22nd February 2018
Thursday 12:20 am
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>>8069

Install a fucking jukebox, liven those stiffs up a bit.
>> No. 8072 Anonymous
22nd February 2018
Thursday 1:16 am
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>>8068
Been there, with a few personas. That subreddit is great and I will never disavow it. It teaches you that you are not alone, not unique, not special. And that is great! Does't help you stop. mind.
>> No. 8073 Anonymous
1st March 2018
Thursday 11:32 am
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Naltrexone is really good for alcohol it takes away the power of the thought of drinking, so to speak. It feels like there is no craving. Then in a few days there are no thoughts of drinking
>> No. 8074 Anonymous
1st March 2018
Thursday 1:06 pm
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>>8073

https://www.cthreefoundation.org/about-the-sinclair-method.html
>> No. 8075 Anonymous
15th March 2018
Thursday 3:50 am
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>>6523

What fuckery is this? Four years to the actual day. Can it be a coincidence or have my thoughts been drawn to this post by some kind of Stanislav-Grof-ian imperative?

When I first wrote this post I'll admit it was all glibness, gallows humour, "yes one day we're all going to die, ha ha". And hey, we may all know it but we rarely truly accept it, and like I may have known that I was technically an addict I never thought I'd be here where I am now, four years later.

So here I am again, at the place where I always end up; at the addicts' crossroads. Do or not do, do or die, sink or swim, go around again, the cycle spins and lands on ...

Way back when, when I was young and Brian Molko was at the peak of his abilities, man he could throw a lyric together. I still remember putting the actual physical CD of Placebo's debut album into my top-loading double cassette Hi-Fi system (from Argos, natch) and hearing for the first time: " Glass of petrol, vodka, gin / It feels like breathing methane / Throw yourself from skin to skin / And still it doesn't dull the pain "

To teenage little me it was like a match to touch-paper. I felt electrified. Animated in a way that I still cannot and probably wouldn't explain. He was right, too. Skin is skin and sex is sex but for all that modern popular culture might tell you, you can't really fuck the pain away, or at least not for long. Alcohol though, other drugs, oh yeah they dull the pain alright. For a while longer than casual sex at least. La petite mort, vraiment, est trop petite.

Later, despite the majority of his output being utter tosh, Molko still managed to crank out the odd decent lyric. " Days before you came / Thunderbolts and lightning / Each day a brand new vein / Each tourniquet colliding" from Black Market Music still turns my guts fifteen years later. Ok so maybe it's not exactly high poetry, but it speaks enough about love, and grief, and drugs, and dependence, and how we attempt to fill the void of one with the other. It resonates.

These days of course Molko is a dead talent. Clean from smack, father to a surrogate baby, whining morosely on his latest album about having too many facebook friends. Never doing gigs any more, especially not ones in packed out student union halls where you could almost reach right out and beg the bastard to bum you right there and then, but rather riding the European mega-festival circuit where no one really knows any of the bands on the poster but just go because three days in a field doing pills and being away from your parents is like, cool, right? Right, sure, ok, whatever.
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>> No. 26193 Anonymous
3rd March 2018
Saturday 6:52 pm
/emo/26193 All things pass. But fuck this.
Buried dog today. He was a good boy (99.99% of the time).
Fuck's sake, the house is empty.
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>> No. 26195 Anonymous
3rd March 2018
Saturday 8:10 pm
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I'm so sorry mate. I had a close call recently with mine. He went under anaesthetic at an old age, but came around okay. I realised just what a force he's been in pulling an otherwise distant and unreliable family together. I hope you grieve well for him and maybe find something/someone else to start a new chapter.
>> No. 26196 Anonymous
3rd March 2018
Saturday 8:23 pm
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>>26193
Commiserations lad. When I have done this in the past, I always found digging the hole oddly cathartic.
>> No. 26201 Anonymous
6th March 2018
Tuesday 4:34 pm
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>>26200
Lad.
>> No. 26202 Anonymous
7th March 2018
Wednesday 2:26 am
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The cat I grew up with lived until he was 16 (a bloody good age!) I loved that cat more than anything else, When he went I was heartbroken, But I've still got 1000 good memories and 'D'ya remember whens' about him. Pet are just as much parts of the family as humans.
>> No. 26238 Anonymous
14th March 2018
Wednesday 9:58 pm
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>>26202

My parents' cat lived to the biblical age of 18, almost 19. She was an outdoor cat, and even in old age she would spend countless hours hunting mice and other small wildlife in our back garden.

My parents live in a small village, and their property borders right on a small forest, which was of course ideal surroundings for a cat. Our vet told us that that was probably the reason why she was so healthy for so long. Because she got plenty of exercise hunting her own food or just roaming the area every day.

But then at some point, leucosis set in, which is basically cat leukemia. It's a communicable disease that is spread by a virus. Poor cat was really beginning to waste away. I remember the day before we had her put down, she was so small and skinny that I could lift her up with the palm of my hand. A healthy adult cat's weight is about 5 kg, which you'd struggle to lift like that, but she weighed little over 1 kg.

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>> No. 59905 Paedofag
26th February 2018
Monday 6:10 pm
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>A young charity shop worker tracked down a pensioner to hand over a $10,000 wad of cash she inadvertently left in a purse she'd donated, that was being sold for just £10. The massive stack of $100 bills was found in the lining of the purse which was given to the charity shop for sale.

>Sophie Condren, the assistant manager of the Shelter boutique in Hampstead, north London, found the huge stack of cash while cleaning out the purse. The 23-year-old is more used to discovering dirty tissues and two pence coins.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5435499/Pensioner-accidentally-gives-10-000-cash-charity.html

To be honest lads, I don't really give a shit about the story. I would, however, pollinate this woman and I thought you would all like to know about it.
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>> No. 60124 YubYub
13th March 2018
Tuesday 11:51 am
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>>60123

I think it got deleted. Terrible shame.
>> No. 60125 Ambulancelad
13th March 2018
Tuesday 7:23 pm
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>>60124

I looked for it a couple of months or maybe a year ago; it's been gone for a while. Last time I tried to run a simple /<random word>/ scan on britfa looking for the secret boards I got a server at work IP range banned. Which was nice. At some point I might still have a go at trying to remotely index the archive .... there are some absolute classic threads in there. I'm guessing the original ambulance lad thread is, for example, ( hint, hint mod, mod, take the hint and post the link).
>> No. 60126 YubYub
13th March 2018
Tuesday 7:38 pm
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>>60125

I'd definitely love to see some archived threads. AFAIK though the mods don't have a way to browse this archive either.
>> No. 60130 YubYub
13th March 2018
Tuesday 8:27 pm
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>>60126

You can find a few via google, just a few mind, and some that were there before no longer are. This means that at some point a mod, or are purpz himself, has pasted an /arch/ url into a post they made and those links got spidered by google ..... so basically some fucker has access to them.

Indexing them remotely would be an absolute doddle but would probably end up with pm may's storm troopers kicking my shed door down at 5am demanding to see my tcp pack license. or something.
>> No. 60132 R4GE
13th March 2018
Tuesday 9:25 pm
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>>60130

It's definitely just whoever has actual access to the server, so purps and the other one.

They're probably hiding something. Trust no one.

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>> No. 59925 R4GE
1st March 2018
Thursday 4:09 pm
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Do you know what I don't get about the gender pay gap?

If companies can get away with paying women less than men then why don't they only hire women and save themselves loadsa money?
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>> No. 60111 Ambulancelad
12th March 2018
Monday 1:33 am
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What happens if you tick the box that asks if you're a pedo?
>> No. 60112 Paedofag
12th March 2018
Monday 1:44 am
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>>60111
You get fast-tracked into a high-ranking position.
>> No. 60114 R4GE
12th March 2018
Monday 10:22 am
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>>60087

>T IF YOU'RE AS MUCH OF A MOUTH-BREATHING AUTIST AS YOUR POST SUGGESTS

I know this is IQ but what was it that made you feel this way?
>> No. 60127 Moralfag
13th March 2018
Tuesday 8:06 pm
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Women must act now, or male-designed robots will take over our lives

I think the next fight for us women is to ensure artificial intelligence does not become the ultimate expression of masculinity.

There are many reasons to fear this could happen. First, the algorithms that codify human choices about how decisions should be made. It is not possible for algorithms to remain immune from the human values of their creators. If a non-diverse workforce is creating them, they are more prone to be implanted with unexamined, undiscussed, often unconscious assumptions and biases about things such as race, gender and class. What if the workforce designing those algorithms is male-dominated? This is the first major problem: the lack of female scientists and, even worse, the lack of true intersectional thinking behind the creation of algorithms.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/13/women-robots-ai-male-artificial-intelligence-automation

There's nothing worse than a lack of true intersectional thinking.
>> No. 60128 Crabkiller
13th March 2018
Tuesday 8:11 pm
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>>60127

From the comments:

AIs have no votes. They have no rights. they can be switched off with no appeals process. On an intersectional basis they probably come up top trumps. So we have to listen to what they say without judging. I think.

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>> No. 21218 Fairy
8th August 2013
Thursday 11:04 am
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>> No. 21785 IkeaFag
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>> No. 21786 IkeaFag
26th March 2014
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>> No. 21796 Monkey
27th March 2014
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>> No. 24086 Fairy
13th March 2018
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This is very nice. Northern Sweden especially is quite gorgeous looking.
>> No. 24087 Raoul
13th March 2018
Tuesday 3:56 pm
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>> No. 6289 Anonymous
9th March 2018
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I just finished reading Richard Szelinski's "Computer Vision" and some of the older papers he cites. What strikes me is how childishly simple the algorithms are. Most of the complexity of recent years is just layers of abstraction and obfuscation. In some cases, modern algorithms are actually slower or less accurate because important discoveries were forgotten in the process of obfuscation.

So I can heartily recommend Szelinski's book as well as "Natural Language Processing with Python" by Bird, Klein and Loper (only the 1st edition, though).

Any other clear, non-obfuscated guides to statistics & ML? I am most interested in natural language processing, although there is a fair amount of overlap between fields.
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>> No. 6312 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 1:11 am
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You might as well ask how a collection of cells makes a person? Seemingly impossible tasks are just a series of possible tasks put together.
>> No. 6313 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 1:55 am
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But that's my point about needing to find a reason to do it - the point of entry is thinking "this is a problem I want to solve" - in the early days of learning programming you have to contrive that. With practice, you'll create more complex systems that actually solve a real problem and if you can keep doing that, you will be a real programmer who earns money doing this, solving other peoples actual problems.

What is the most popular word over five letters used on .gs? How many minutes per month do you spend here?
You have a folder on your computer full of images, music and text files - how would you create a simple way of browsing them?
Your hobby is bird watching, how would you create a database that records what you observe, with images?
Your local kids football club needs a way of managing all their players and statistics for games
You and your mates play the same video game every Friday - how do you record the scores and performance every week to create a league table?
You setup a webcam that points out your front window - create me a simple HTML page you view in a browser that shows all the colours of the different cars that pass by? Bonus points - you recognise all the number plates.

I don't know what the fuck you're interested in, but whatever it is, you can create programs to help you. Start on that path, initially they will be contrived and fake, but with practice, they will become real.
>> No. 6314 Anonymous
13th March 2018
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> Your local kids football club needs a way of managing all their players and statistics for games

Now then, now then.
>> No. 6315 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 2:56 am
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If you've already completed an introductory course in programming, I'd recommend Codewars. It's a series of real-world programming problems presented a bit like a puzzle game. You complete each "level" when the code you've written passes a set of pre-determined tests. Once you've solved some of these problems, you should start to see how your skills can be used to solve real problems.

https://www.codewars.com/

If you haven't completed a beginner's course, then pick a good one that's based on practical project-based learning. For example, Udacity's Intro to Computer Science course teaches you how to build a basic search engine and social network using Python. Other courses structure their teaching around games or mobile apps. Learning how to break down an apparently insurmountable problem into lots of little chunks is arguably the most important skill in software development.

https://eu.udacity.com/course/intro-to-computer-science--cs101
>> No. 6316 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 10:20 am
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>How many minutes per month do you spend here?

Well that's got to be my first 'solo' project for sure. I don't think I truly want to know, mind.

I do appreciate the way you talk about this stuff, though, it definitely inspires me, for lack of a less poncy word. Expect a few related question posts sneakily targeted at you over the coming few months.

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>> No. 26216 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 7:29 am
/emo/26216 Man child help
I'm middle aged with a teenlad situation.

Backstory as such is that I've been friends with my landlady years before moving in.

Yesterday I messaged her asking if she though I was a good match for her colleague, whom I thought was also her friend. This morning I wake up to the following text:

"No. And she is my staff, not friend. Don't talk to her so much".

Later she also messages me with new arrangements for some stuff with the flat so I don't have to see this other woman.

Your thoughts?
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>> No. 26233 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 10:51 pm
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Oh I'm right with you. Mental landlady who might also be in love with you is a recipe for disaster and homelessness - the one off shag you might get had better fucking be worth it.

I was trying to be nice to the OP; it's clear he is going to be moving house soon.
>> No. 26234 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 5:30 am
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OP here, yeah I'm going to move and bang the other girl, maybe go for broke and suggest a threesome.
>> No. 26235 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 6:50 am
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Please keep us informed how it goes lad.
>> No. 26236 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 7:32 am
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I will. I suspect badly, but it doesn't matter and I am genuinely beyond caring about this.
>> No. 26237 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 8:33 am
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This seems more Ideal than Falling Down, to be perfectly honest.

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>> No. 60116 Billbob
12th March 2018
Monday 6:59 pm
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>> No. 60117 Are Moaty
12th March 2018
Monday 7:15 pm
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>> No. 60118 R4GE
12th March 2018
Monday 7:55 pm
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I hate to be 'that bloke' but I never really understood why this was meant to be funny.

We we really that innocent in 2013 that this was edgy enough to be hilarious?

I suppose it was back in the goldrush days of viral videos. It feels very much written by an agency promising such things.

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>THAT BIRD ON THE LEFT HAS GOT PANCAKE TITS

For some reason that makes me more attracted to her. I suppose anything that lowers her self esteem raises her willingness to do the weird shit I'd ask her to do.
>> No. 60120 Billbob
12th March 2018
Monday 10:48 pm
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The only thing worse than those is no bum - one of those sliced off bums.
>> No. 60121 Crabkiller
12th March 2018
Monday 11:05 pm
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Do you think he's going to film his cock getting chopped off?
>> No. 60122 YubYub
13th March 2018
Tuesday 1:58 am
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Let's be honest, McAfee is only a couple of pills away from a meltdown and when it happens, it will be spectacular. That guy isn't going to see his days out in an old peoples home. Personally I think he behaves like a fucking knob and his software is shite, but I like the guy, he is a slow motion car crash and highly entertaining.

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>> No. 14352 Anonymous
10th March 2018
Saturday 12:28 am
/news/14352 Martin Shkreli Receives Divine Justice
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/9/17097116/martin-shkreli-fraud-sentencing-prison

>While Shkreli’s defense team argued he should only receive a sentence of about a year, prosecutors had pushed for at least 15 years, saying Shkreli had not shown remorse for his actions. A judge announced the sentencing decision at a hearing today, where Shkreli reportedly cried while pleading for leniency.
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>> No. 14371 Anonymous
11th March 2018
Sunday 11:42 pm
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The couldn't prove he was implicated though you spacker, that's the whole point.

You have to remember this was in a different time of history, particularly for the States, the national surveillance apparatus as we know it was simply not a thing. Cops had to actually sit and watch a bloke from their cars, listen to phone calls live as they happened, intercept letters by hand.

They knew he was dodgy, fair enough, but to actually investigate someone back then was arguably a much more intrusive process than it is today, they couldn't just have a sneaky look through your IP history and snoop on your texts.
>> No. 14372 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 1:18 am
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>The couldn't prove he was implicated though
Evidently they could prove it enough to show probable cause to investigate him. Fuck lad, you really are a daft one, aren't you?
>> No. 14373 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 9:24 am
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With Capone, was it not also the case that everyone knew he was running a lavish lifestyle while the state knew he was lying on his tax returns (indeed having at one point offered to pay his unpaid taxes, which the feds could remember - and maybe you can ask if it's legitimate to use that information handed over in good faith against someone later or if that's self-incrimination and bad.) to a point where it was clear that lifestyle wasn't fundable with the income he claimed, which would be doubly obvious if you investigate his other affairs. ("his alibi for not killing the guy was that he was at home listening to his fancy radio in his massive mansion. he would've gone to an expensive restaurant, but his limousine was being repaired...")

I assume if the police stop you on suspicion of spraypainting naughty words on the wall or something, so ask you to empty your bag out and as you open the bag 150 stolen iPhones spill out, they're allowed to follow it up and go "right, you're not the vandal but what the fuck is this lad?" even though they had no reasonable grounds to believe you were a thief - their reasonable grounds to believe you were a vandal lead them to discovering you were a thief.
But then back to Capone this is basically just a competing narrative, partially strained in a that-kid fashion. Did investigating his normal crimes lead them to Capone's financial crimes, or did they purposefully cook together the financial crimes because they were angry about his ability to dodge normal people crimes?
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12th March 2018
Monday 12:15 pm
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>I assume if the police stop you on suspicion of spraypainting naughty words on the wall or something, so ask you to empty your bag out and as you open the bag 150 stolen iPhones spill out, they're allowed to follow it up and go "right, you're not the vandal but what the fuck is this lad?" even though they had no reasonable grounds to believe you were a thief - their reasonable grounds to believe you were a vandal lead them to discovering you were a thief.
In general, the rule is that if the search is legit then anything found is fair game.

>But then back to Capone this is basically just a competing narrative, partially strained in a that-kid fashion. Did investigating his normal crimes lead them to Capone's financial crimes, or did they purposefully cook together the financial crimes because they were angry about his ability to dodge normal people crimes?
They didn't "cook together" the financial crimes. He wasn't declaring his unlawful income. There's long been a specific place in the form for that (euphemistically called "other income"), along with a sort of gentleman's agreement that the IRS won't disclose it on their own initiative.
>> No. 14375 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 11:33 pm
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Accidental finds are indeed admissible as probable cause and incriminating evidence for unrelated crimes.

With today's mass surveillance and Internet data collection, that line gets blurred as your Internet search history is pretty much already known in its entirety. Whether you download kiddie porn or buy chemicals that make illegal explosives when mixed together, it all gets stored somewhere. All they need to do is screen that data automatically for suspicious activity.

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>> No. 26324 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 5:40 pm
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I'd like to build a portable battery pack with which to use my laptop longer in the field. I've made a couple attempts with Chinese BMS boards that supposedly allow balanced charging and discharge/overcharge protection. However, the quality of these boards is very poor and they are always burning up or killing cells. I would love to to know if anyone has had success with a similar project .
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>> No. 26325 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 6:23 pm
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I've looked at these circuits on Banggood - I have a couple of electronics projects that I wanted to power using the common 16550 batteries for. I found some "kits" on there to basically build your own portable battery chargers/packs for phones, but I'm quite the beginner with this sort of stuff.
>> No. 26326 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 7:01 pm
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I've used a couple for Raspberry Pi projects, but those were essentially just a a step-up and a diode plugged in to a LiPo. I doubt I could make a proper, safe board for higher power stuff any better than the Chinese. Maybe the best bet is to cannibalise a USB power pack?

Also, they do already make laptop power banks. I don't ever want to dissuade someone from making something themselves, but I use a Poweroak K2 which is 50kmAh and does 100W. It's nice. It's also about a hundred quid, mind.
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12th March 2018
Monday 9:04 pm
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>50kmAh
Fifty kilo-milli-amp-hour.

Why not just 50Ah?
>> No. 26328 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 10:12 pm
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I wouldn't go to the effort, because an off-the-shelf power bank with 19v output will cost you about the same as the components.

If you don't trust Chinese BMS boards, I'd suggest using an iMAX B6 balance charger and an RC battery pack. The B6 is cheap but reliable and will charge 6s packs at up to 50W. You'd only need to solder a couple of pigtails on to a boost/buck converter, saving you the perilous task of soldering directly to the cells. If you need really long running times and don't care about weight, you could use a sealed lead acid battery.

https://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-IMAX-B6-Digital-RC-Lipo-NiMH-battery-Balance-Charger-p-46220.html
>> No. 26329 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 10:28 pm
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I have one of those for charging up my drone batteries. They are fucking great. There is another model which takes 240V mains directly.

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