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>> No. 25775 Anonymous
2nd January 2017
Monday 11:56 am
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Recommend me a decent PC microphone that costs about a tenner. When I get one I'll upload a recording of my deep sexy voice for you all.
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>> No. 25778 Anonymous
2nd January 2017
Monday 5:42 pm
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>>25777

All computer-based audio has some amount of latency, due to the conversion from analogue to digital and back. An analogue microphone plugged into an ordinary soundcard is likely to have particularly high latency, because soundcards aren't optimised for recording applications. Windows isn't really designed for low-latency audio, so you need to use special ASIO drivers and compatible software to achieve un-noticeably low latency with either a USB microphone or a dedicated audio interface.
>> No. 25779 Anonymous
2nd January 2017
Monday 5:45 pm
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I'll add:

Whatever the application you're using the microphone for, you can make a massive improvement to the quality of the recording, just using a few improvised tricks like stockings over a clothes hanger to make a pop-shield, and some towels hung behind you to deaden echoes.
>> No. 25780 Anonymous
2nd January 2017
Monday 5:51 pm
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>>25777
>I think you might have to pop down Maplins and just buy whatever cheapest mic they have and hope it's good.

Ok thanks, will do.
>> No. 25796 Anonymous
25th January 2017
Wednesday 8:05 pm
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Well, I got one off ebay for 6 quid. It works well enough but my voice has gone bad so you'll have to wait a few days to hear my deep sexy tones.
>> No. 25797 Anonymous
26th January 2017
Thursday 5:59 pm
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>>25796
My curiosity is genuinely piqued at this point. No, I don't know why either.

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>> No. 21483 Anonymous
21st January 2017
Saturday 8:17 pm
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Has anyone else been watching this?

Thoughts?
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>> No. 21496 Anonymous
22nd January 2017
Sunday 8:41 pm
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>>21492
Agreed - I consider myself an expert on insulting language, particularly when it relates to other cultures and I had never heard of the term.
>> No. 21497 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 7:10 pm
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It seems to be hitting it's stride a bit now, the last few episodes have been the best.

Don't know what the whole army training thing in episode 2(?) was about, pointless shite
>> No. 21498 Anonymous
26th January 2017
Thursday 5:27 pm
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I didn't like the "killing the guest" thing at first, but its actually quite amusing now and saves a lot of sycophancy ("So, you've a new book/show/film out...") that is required of such things. The later episodes are definitely better.

It's interesting how risqué they can be now - nailing the dildo to the steering wheel in the latest episode, for instance, just not the kind of thing they would ever get away with on the BBC.
>> No. 21499 Anonymous
26th January 2017
Thursday 5:57 pm
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>>21498
They do what? Christ it really is a show for teenlads.
>> No. 21500 Anonymous
26th January 2017
Thursday 5:58 pm
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>>21499
Fuck it, I'm watching Pointless.

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>> No. 57563 Auntiefucker
26th January 2017
Thursday 11:04 am
/iq/57563 A thread of true /iq/ quality
Meanwhile, in Russia 5 years ago...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=https://youtu.be/VX7gFl7xnOE[/yt]

Seen this on FB earlier with a death metal remix. Is 5 years a good metric for obscure internet memes to trickle down to the mainstream internet and lose all context?

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>> No. 23947 Redneck
26th January 2017
Thursday 6:26 am
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I'm very worried that my country is going to turn into (even more of) a completely autocratic, corporatist, east German shithole.

Help!
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>> No. 23948 Porridgewog
26th January 2017
Thursday 8:30 am
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>>23947

Do you have any Canadian relatives?

Alternatively, take a gap term and travel the world and visit other exotiocraties (Port man tau of the week contender*cough*)

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>> No. 408136 Anonymous
25th January 2017
Wednesday 2:09 am
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hello from america

i'm in some deep shit right now

i had to take an additional social sciences course this year for my diploma and we're working on an advertising project

all the forms that had been filled out were binned by a couple of retards

if you can go and fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/tVDsouN0MFY2W6HE3

please do so i need some help

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 408137 Anonymous
25th January 2017
Wednesday 2:17 am
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>>408136
Done. Are you really going to mention in your study that you had no idea who filled out your form because you posted the link to it on an anonymous imageboard?

I was also going to say you might want to mention that because of the nature of britfa.gs you will probably be self-selecting for intelligent and educated people.

That would be an interesting post actually, polling how many people on .gs have a degree.
>> No. 408138 Anonymous
25th January 2017
Wednesday 2:18 am
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Zoo or IQ are what you need.
>> No. 408139 Anonymous
25th January 2017
Wednesday 2:25 am
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>>408137

my professor doesn't really give a shit about who fills out it, as long as it doesn't seem too obviously done by a group of mentally retarded baboons. also, we aren't allowed to disclose who filled out the forms for some legal reason i don't really care to investigate, so i'm covered on that front.
>> No. 408142 Anonymous
25th January 2017
Wednesday 4:45 pm
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>>408137

> I was also going to say you might want to mention that because of the nature of britfa.gs you will probably be self-selecting for intelligent and educated people.

> That would be an interesting post actually, polling how many people on .gs have a degree.

I can't tell if this is satire or not, and this upsets me.
>> No. 408147 Anonymous
25th January 2017
Wednesday 9:53 pm
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>>408142
I guess we can count you out of the intelligent and educated group then.

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>> No. 408132 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 3:42 pm
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Anyone up for raiding twitch? We have a discord with 190 members and we do daily raids and also just hang out and chat when no raids are going on. We are attacking some Asian cuck now. Join discord for planning. https://discord.gg/Fk9TQR3
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>> No. 408133 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 3:50 pm
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>15:42
>raiding
>cuck

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>> No. 57544 R4GE
22nd January 2017
Sunday 4:12 am
/iq/57544 HAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHA

HE HASN'T GOT A WILLY

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAAAA
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>> No. 57557 Paedofag
23rd January 2017
Monday 1:28 am
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>>57544
It's an innie m7
>> No. 57559 Anonymous
23rd January 2017
Monday 10:25 am
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>>57556

That video shows why I've always liked Russell Brand. He is a ridiculous human being, but he's painfully aware of that fact. He dissects his own vanity and pomposity in forensic detail.
>> No. 57560 Are Moaty
23rd January 2017
Monday 9:43 pm
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>>57559

I thought both series of Ponderland were hilarious (even if it was a rip off of In Bed With Medinner) and it was a shame it got cancelled because of the Andrew Sachs thing. Series 2 never even went to DVD, back when I was bothered about DVDs, but they're very easy to find streams of now.
>> No. 57561 Paedofag
23rd January 2017
Monday 10:52 pm
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>>57560
Christ I'd forgotten about In Bed With Medinner. I bet it was you who mentioned it before all those years ago.
>> No. 57562 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 3:34 am
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>>57561

I may have. I don't remember doing. I just mainly remember my grandma going around asking everyone if they'd heard of Bob Medinner (rhyming it with breadwinner minus the W) because she thought he was a genius, then being puzzled by the fact no one had heard of him.

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>> No. 2695 Anonymous
23rd January 2017
Monday 5:32 pm
/eco/2695 Snowleopards helped by racists?
The use of a britchan era term stands out.

http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/?290357/Nepal-announces-new-snow-leopard-action-plan
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>> No. 2696 Anonymous
23rd January 2017
Monday 7:46 pm
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>>2695
U WOT M8

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>> No. 9544 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 10:29 pm
/nom/9544 Recipes only, no comments. Stickied

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>> No. 12079 Anonymous
20th August 2016
Saturday 10:48 pm
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>>12078

This sounds nice. I'll give it a go on Monday. Cheers!
>> No. 12144 Anonymous
1st November 2016
Tuesday 1:17 pm
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This site has easy, cheap, healthy dishes.

http://www.cookandeatwell.co.uk/recipes

If you live in the West Midlands, you go on their free course with free food. It's all government funded.
>> No. 12145 Anonymous
1st November 2016
Tuesday 5:55 pm
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>>12144
That's a really good idea.
>> No. 12211 Anonymous
23rd January 2017
Monday 5:18 pm
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Other than now having to dispose of a pan full of hot oil and gunk, making mozzarella sticks is pretty easy.

Dash of water and a couple of eggs beaten in a bowl. Some of those pre-crumbed breadcrumbs. That cheap mozzarella that doesn't fall apart, Sainsburies sell bricks of it. Chop the cheese into whatever shapes, dunk it in the egg, then the crumbs then do that again (just doing it once isn't enough and it flakes off in the oil). Chuck them two at a time in some oil that's hot enough to sizzle when you drip a little of the egg stuff into it, for 15-30 seconds until golden brown. Fish them out somehow and put them on some kitchen roll to absorb the extra oil.

They're okay, nothing special. I think some seasoning mixed into the crumbs would improve it a lot, salt especially.

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>> No. 57527 Moralfag
21st January 2017
Saturday 11:46 pm
/iq/57527 Purple lives matter
http://www.ukbff.co.uk/events.html
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>> No. 57549 YubYub
22nd January 2017
Sunday 1:58 pm
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>> No. 57552 Auntiefucker
22nd January 2017
Sunday 3:13 pm
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DO I SWIPE RIGHT?
>> No. 57553 Ambulancelad
22nd January 2017
Sunday 5:52 pm
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>>57552

If you want to be bummed to death by a Scouse coon.
>> No. 57558 Billbob
23rd January 2017
Monday 1:47 am
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>>57553

*right right right*

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>> No. 57493 Anonymous
20th January 2017
Friday 4:47 pm
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As much as I dislike /r9k/, some lads at t'other place have been making and updating a "britfeel" image for the past two years and I think it's pretty neat.
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>> No. 57540 YubYub
22nd January 2017
Sunday 3:20 am
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>>57539
Why are you expecting anything on iq to be serious? Trolled to tears
>> No. 57542 Samefag
22nd January 2017
Sunday 3:24 am
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>>57534

SHUT UP ANJEM WITH YOUR MARS BAR INTERNET.

ONCE YOU STEP OUT OF PRISON TRUMP WILL MAKE YOU into JAMmy pulp blob.
>> No. 57543 Anonymous
22nd January 2017
Sunday 3:29 am
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>WHY ARE YOU EXPECTING ANYTHING ON IQ TO BE SERIOUS?

the us intelligence agency used to come here for secret information but no more because it's

TRUMP
TRUMP
TRUMP
TRUMP
TRUMPTRUMPTRUMPTRUMPTRUMPTRUMPTRUMPTRUMPTRUMP
>> No. 57546 Ambulancelad
22nd January 2017
Sunday 11:18 am
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>>57543
I never did get why his fans were so obsessed with Nellie the Elephant.
>> No. 57547 R4GE
22nd January 2017
Sunday 1:21 pm
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>>57493
It's sadly about right.

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>> No. 57487 Billbob
18th January 2017
Wednesday 9:47 pm
/iq/57487 You must be this :| serious to enter
serious thread for once guys, i've been reading articles about the disappearing of a drunken airman. the investigation is summarised in the linked article, but it has stalled. hence i make the executive decision to bring it to iq to involve some of the brainest minds of our generation. read the article and post your theorums, also find the same story in the mail and read the comments, some of the insights are very on point

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-38267086
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>> No. 57533 Anonymous
22nd January 2017
Sunday 1:46 am
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This is the last known CCTV footage of Mr. McKeague entering the "horseshoe" area which has been the focal point of the investigation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx8RSAGzvJ0
>> No. 57535 Ambulancelad
22nd January 2017
Sunday 2:03 am
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This is the horseshoe area.

A detail of the case is that McKeague's phone transmitted data from such a location that it was deemed to be in a vehicle. That morning, the rubbish was collected from the bins by a rubbish truck, and the location of the phone was consistent with the truck's return route to the waste disposal site. However, the rubbish truck apparently contains sensors that weigh the mass of the garbage collected and the total weight was, iirc correctly, around 10kg, ie. way short of McKeague's 80kg or so. However however, the mass measurement mechanism apparently services only a section of the truck's garbage intake.

Though I don't know enough details to comment further I personally believe his phone was in a rubbish bin. This is where I am at odds with the saucier theories of a prearranged hookup gone bad. If the phone was in the bin, and if this was not voluntary, then he was separated from his phone against his will. As they go, my theory is mundane.

He stumbled into the horseshoe area where a couple of lads were smoking by the bike rack or a car. He said something that resulted in him being cracked in the face. He fell, hitting his head. Lads put the phone in the bin, and put him into a car or possibly took him through into one of the flats/establishments you see in the image.
>> No. 57536 Samefag
22nd January 2017
Sunday 2:09 am
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>>57533
shit video btw,
better one here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CSm-gcl2hc
>> No. 57537 Crabkiller
22nd January 2017
Sunday 2:12 am
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>>57536
I think he is intending to continue forwards but at this exact moment notices something in the horseshoe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CSm-gcl2hc&t=51
>> No. 57538 YubYub
22nd January 2017
Sunday 3:05 am
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Skywogs m9

http://www.mercuryrapids.co.uk/articles/thepolicemanandthealiens.htm

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>> No. 15432 Anonymous
8th June 2014
Sunday 2:13 am
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This boiled my piss like nothing else.

https://www.youtube.com/user/SurveillantCameraMan/videos

Basically, you have this lad, walking around and filming people - up close and in total silence. What is really unnerving and awkward about this all, is that you get the understandable response coming from those that he films, angry, enraged and upset. What is he trying to prove?

Well from bits and pieces, he and his fans (notably reddit twats), believe he is making some teenlad statement of us all being surrounded by surveillance and that he is no different to that aspect, and in some sense RAIZIN AWARENESS of this...

Bollox.

There is a huge difference between invading someone's space and having a camera stuck meters away from you. I don't know if this shitstain would survive in England, but telling from his predictable appearance - he wouldn't. I probably would tell him to piss off, but bloody hell, watch the videos and tell me you wouldn't want to cave his face in with a claw hammer.
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>> No. 15535 Anonymous
12th June 2014
Thursday 12:15 am
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>Not true. Using a UAV for commercial purposes requires CAA clearance and a certificate of competence, but using them for private purposes is perfectly legal so long as you remain within visual range and avoid controlled airspace.

Nope. There are a tone of guidelines that you must meet, even as a private individual, to constitute legal operation of a UAV. These are pretty standard things like being a certain distance away from "public space" and the suchlike, but it's the sort of thing that renders them almost completely useless if you intend to use them legally, because I can't think of very many places in the UK (unless you are a very wealthy landowner) that satisfy the requirements.

Source: I work there, they sent a copy of the CAA regulations out via mass e-mail. I can't remember the details brilliantly because it wasa few weeks ago, but it wasn't just because of commercial use, it was because they were in violation of pretty much every other rule regardless of having clearance.
>> No. 15720 Anonymous
8th July 2014
Tuesday 12:10 am
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You don't have crystal clear memory of everything that ever happens, but more importantly filming allows anyone to share that exact same moment and analyse it. It really isn't the same
>> No. 24843 Anonymous
21st January 2017
Saturday 2:53 pm
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>> No. 24844 Anonymous
21st January 2017
Saturday 11:48 pm
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That was good. It was quite obvious how he kept having to cut away when they started turning the questioning on him, or something happened that necessitated he stop filming, though.

The reference to an Internet cafe really dates it.
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22nd January 2017
Sunday 1:09 am
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>Basically
The start of all student arguments

I watched the link, the guy walking round with the camera needs multiple shoeing in the cock whilst being filmed.

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>> No. 8980 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:10 pm
/beat/8980 ITT: Songs in a foreign language
Ásgeir Trausti - Heimförin (Icelandic folk music)

http://www.youtube.com/v/kzSJBhPFTcY

Kaizers Orchestra - Knekker Deg Til Sist (Norwegian alt-rock)

http://www.youtube.com/v/mYrPdOCM4y0

Chetes - Camino a Casa (apparently this counts as pop rock in Mexico)

http://www.youtube.com/v/qNuuzGN9WRg

I guess songs in English by non-native speaking artists are fine too.
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>> No. 9624 Anonymous
4th November 2015
Wednesday 12:07 am
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>> No. 9670 Anonymous
18th November 2015
Wednesday 8:20 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbeHq1CLqJ8

I'd say this counts.
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14th January 2017
Saturday 11:57 am
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>> No. 10409 Anonymous
18th January 2017
Wednesday 9:58 am
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Korean Bossa Nova (friendz.net is a great channel)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5HlB_x_OWM
>> No. 10410 Anonymous
22nd January 2017
Sunday 12:30 am
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As translated by Eric Bentley:

Oh little box I carried in my flight
So as not to break the radio tubes inside me
From house to boat, from boat to train held tight
So that my enemies can still address me

Right where I slept and much to my dismay
Last thing at night and first thing every day
About their victories, defeats for me
Oh please do not fall silent suddenly

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>> No. 25781 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 12:57 pm
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I want to replace my 2 250GB SATA drives with a single 500GB drive. They're connected to the same SATA card and are in a RAID stripe set up. Can I just plug a single 500GB drive in instead?
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>> No. 25790 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 5:22 pm
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Yes because in saying that, you do realise its going to now be half the speed. Effectively you are downgrading.
>> No. 25791 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 5:57 pm
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>>25790

It's OK, the new one I'm looking at is twice as fast.
>> No. 25793 Anonymous
21st January 2017
Saturday 2:22 pm
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Got it working. I just had to tweak the BIOS a bit.
>> No. 25794 Anonymous
21st January 2017
Saturday 3:52 pm
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If its striped it'll still only be reading/writing to a single disk at any given time so the speed difference would be negligible.
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21st January 2017
Saturday 5:45 pm
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>>25794

It's scarcely worth debating the speed of spinning rust drives, as they're all pitifully slow. Hard drives are fine for archival storage, but you'd have to be bonkers to use one as a working drive. A basic 120gb SSD costs well under £50 these days.

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>> No. 3840 Anonymous
19th September 2013
Thursday 10:03 pm
/£$€¥/3840 Pensions
The OFT have come out and said that many old (i.e. set up before 2001) pension schemes have high charges and offer savers poor value for money. They've also suggested a cap for auto-enrolment schemes, but it's going to be an almost meaningless gesture as you'd be very hard pressed to find a provider offering auto-enrolment terms with annual management charges greater than 1% anyway.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24153012

The pension scheme I'm in at work (contribution: 5% employer, 5% employee gross) has management charges of 0.6%, which I'm alright with as it's less than I'd get if I was investing in collectives through an ISA.

However, I've put the charges and contribution details into Invidion's pension calculator for an idea of what I'd get when I'm 65, 40 years from now, and if my salary increases in line with National Average Earnings and I took the 25% tax-free lump sum I'd be looking at a pension in today's terms of 27.5% of my current salary. If I wanted a pension that would be about two-thirds of what I'm earning now then I'll need to contribute, assuming the employer contribution stays at 5%, 15% gross (12% net) of my salary every year for the next four decades. This does depend on what annuity rates will be like then and I'd also be getting the State Pension, as long as they haven't upped the age you receive it to 80 by then.

If it wasn't for the tax relief and my employer matching my contributions then I doubt I'd bother and I'd look into other ways to support myself while I'm in retirement. What about you lads? What are your thoughts on pensions? In my opinion to have any form of decent retirement income you're at the mercy of your employer offering a good pension scheme.
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>> No. 6836 Anonymous
16th January 2017
Monday 8:41 pm
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It costs just £34 to get £100 added to pension savings

If like most people you earn over £11,000 (and under £43,000) you pay basic 20% rate tax on all income above that, meaning for every £50 you earn you only take home £34 due to tax AND national insurance.

Yet pension savings, come from PRE-TAX salary, so putting £50 a month in your pension only reduces your pay packet by £34 (£29 for higher 40% rate taxpayers). Plus as often employers will match the £50 you put in, to get a total of £100 a month added to your pension, it only costs you £34. Over a year at this level of saving you’d pay £410 but your pension will have £1,200 added to it. That’s unbeatable.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/confused-your-pension-heres-everything-9623630

Hang on, lads. If pension contributions come from your pre-tax salary then what's the point in salary sacrifice? I thought it was to save NI? My understanding is that you pay tax and NI on it and then you get tax relief to reimburse you for the tax paid, otherwise you'd be getting tax relief on something you hadn't paid tax on in the first place so the whole point of salary sacrifice is to save on NI whilst your employer also benefits from paying less NI.
>> No. 6837 Anonymous
17th January 2017
Tuesday 7:58 pm
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> If pension contributions come from your pre-tax salary then what's the point in salary sacrifice?

Some employers schemes do it before tax, some after. Salary sacrifice just means you're in the former category.
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17th January 2017
Tuesday 8:36 pm
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Does that mean, for most people who aren't using salary sacrifice, The Mirror are talking out their arse?
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17th January 2017
Tuesday 10:48 pm
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The mechanism is different but the result is the same(ish). Think Gift Aid. When you contribute post-tax, your pension provider claims tax relief at 20% from HMRC. A gross contribution of £100 or a net contribution of £80 will result in £100 in your pension pot, before matching.
>> No. 6855 Anonymous
20th January 2017
Friday 8:26 pm
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>Former Chancellor George Osborne is to augment his lucrative private sector income by taking a role with the world's biggest asset manager.

>Sky News has learnt that Mr Osborne is join‎ing the Blackrock Investment Institute as a senior adviser, his first such role since being sacked by Theresa May last summer. The new‎ role will effectively reunite Mr Osborne with his former top economic adviser, Rupert Harrison, who took on a senior position with Blackrock last year.

>It was unclear on Friday how much Mr Osborne is to be paid for the role, but one source said it would be "at least" hundreds of thousands of pounds annually.

http://news.sky.com/story/friends-reunited-as-osborne-joins-top-aide-in-blackrock-role-10735859?

The chief architects of pensions freedoms are both in the employ of BlackRock, a fund manager who will certainly have benefited from an increase in the number of people staying invested in their pensions rather than using them to purchase an annuity instead

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>> No. 9430 Anonymous
26th January 2016
Tuesday 10:09 pm
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Huddersfield charity shop finally says goodbye to a shutter which lasted 26 years


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-charity-shop-finally-says-10780879

That's it. That's literally it. A charity shop has replaced one of its roller shutters after having the same one for 26 years. It's all go in Huddersfield.

I challenge you lads to find a more pointless news story than this.
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>> No. 11933 Anonymous
27th December 2016
Tuesday 1:08 am
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They do exist, but they have very little relation to the phantom toxins that "detox" diets are supposed to help with.

As an aside, I work in a hospital and it is truly astounding how many healthcare professionals at every level buy into that shite. Almost worrying actually.
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27th December 2016
Tuesday 1:09 am
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>but they have very little relation to the phantom toxins that "detox" diets are supposed to help with.
Which in turn have very little relation to the actual toxins that >>11928 was referring to.
>> No. 11938 Anonymous
27th December 2016
Tuesday 1:55 pm
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>>11933

The biggest nonsense is that sweating during physical exercise is supposed to rid the body of toxins.

Human sweat contains little more than water, salt, a few proteins and a bit of sebum. Oh, and pheromones. And if you are a smoker then yes, your sweat will smell of smoke. But it's still not the body's principal way of expelling the substances you inhale during cigarette smoking.

Toxins are either metabolised and broken down, or they are expelled through your urine and faeces. But you can't "sweat them out".
>> No. 11979 Anonymous
20th January 2017
Friday 2:03 pm
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>Born addicted to heroin, tragic Poppy Widdison never stood a chance

>She was born addicted to heroin, her name a nod to the drug her mother valued more than her children.

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/born-addicted-to-heroin-tragic-poppy-widdison-never-stood-a-chance/story-30072092-detail/story.html

Do you really think she named her baby Poppy after heroin because she's a drug fiend or it's just the paper using artistic licence to make any old bollocks up?
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20th January 2017
Friday 4:42 pm
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>>11979

In fairness, the connection was made by the presiding judge.

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>> No. 24066 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 1:24 pm
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This will be a little directionless but I'm trying to get this out of myself in a way that makes sense.

It's one for people who like to smoke weed and/or have friends who smoke weed. Also for people who no longer do it as this is about being a casual smoker compared to friends who are "full time" smokers of it.

I'm 26 years old here and I can feel myself getting tired of it. It's enjoyable on occasion if it's not been smoked in a while and I'm in a good setting and mostly listening to music (and go to bed at a reasonable time and don't stay up wanking all night). I hate the smell at the minute.

Thing is my flatmate, who is a good mate and one I've had plenty of fun times with, smokes it daily, usually after coming in from work. I'm unemployed at the minute so I'm not smoking anything currently but even when I was in full time work I preferred to smoke on Friday nights or Saturday nights. After not smoking consistently for a few days now I can feel myself having a shit-ton of motivation again and have successfully been able to do a lot of things in one day and also do more than just a day's worth of exercise.

He's bright and intellectual but since I moved in (nearly a year ago) I've managed to fully do my room up, sort out a lot of the shit from the previous person living here and generally get things sorted. He's not a 420 Legalize It bellend but at the minute I'm questioning his motivation. In the same space of time (with just as much time off work as me but in different periods) he hasn't done a great deal. Every now and then he'll do a thorough tidy of the kitchen/living room but it feels like a superficial effort given there's a lot of things he's said he's gonna do but nothing materialises until eight months down the line. I'm potentially moving out in ten months while he's already been here for two years and there's certain things kicking about the flat that I feel like there's no point in me making the effort to fix or change because for the length of time he's been here he's not done it himself. I think at this point I'm starting to worry he's gonna die of a lung complication later down the line because of how much he smokes and how he's been living in a room with mould in it for two years (I think the same for myself though I've now removed the mould my room). Said one night about three weeks ago he was gonna do his room up and paint it, said I would help him move all the shit out of it and give him a hand, nothing's come of that.

I'm probably rambling and being overbearing at this point, I'll probably feel fine smoking among this core group of friends when I can next afford to that and I can't comment on them directly as they're not people I live with, just people I see at other times. He's got genuine integrity and his creativity comes about in its own way but seeing periods of so much inactivity versus periods of such little activity is starting to feel like it's getting to me. I've tried to address this before, about two years ago, but nothing really came of that. I've got no desire to think I'm better than him in any way either. I could just be ignorant of perfectly functional people who behave differently to me.

Basically, at what stage do "stoner" friends grow out of it? Does it get better or does it get worse? When I move out, I'm probably gonna stop smoking weed entirely and in that interim I don't want to have things like this niggling in the back of my brain and getting in the way of a friendship that exists and has existed outside of smoking weed.
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>> No. 24074 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 2:56 pm
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It's different for different people, but I must point out that work can be pretty exhausting.

Comparing a day funemployed versus a day waking up early, staggering to the bus stop, getting the bus and trying not to sweat too much, 8.5 hours of existential dread and pretend typey typey, bus home and collapse on sofa... I always arrived home with a deep exhaustion, anyway, and 2/3 evenings I never got up to much past dinner.

And that's without weed.
>> No. 24076 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 3:56 pm
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>>24074
I achieve much more outside of work when I'm employed as opposed to when I'm not. Employment improved my life immensely, and not just from a money/career point of view.
>> No. 24077 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 4:16 pm
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>>24076

It depends on the job. Monotonous jobs can absolutely drain the life out of you. When I was younger and doing temporary work in factories and call centres, I was fit for nothing after an eight hour shift. The incessant pace of the production line is absolutely draining. These days I work much longer and harder, but I find it much less fatiguing because I'm doing interesting work and I'm my own boss. I feel energised by work because I'm doing something useful, I'm developing my skills and I have some control over what I do.
>> No. 24078 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 4:43 pm
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Only one conclusion can be drawn from this.
>> No. 24080 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 7:24 pm
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A lot of your post rings suspiciously true with me OP. Are we schizolad?

Anyway I'm the same age as you and I stopped smoking regularly a couple of years back. Nowadays I literally have a spliff (on my own that is- social smoking doesn't count am I right?) once in a blue moon, special occasion sort of thing. But then again I hardly drink either. It's just age and responsibility I figure, you can't live that student life forever and at some stage the desire to just get your chores out of the way and put your feet up to read a book or watch some telly begins to take over the frantic motivation you had in the past to get mashed at every opportunity.

Having said that I have a very good friend who is very much the typical stoner archetype. So far as I can tell it doesn't affect him negatively, and it's not really my business anyway to interfere, but unlike me he doesn't seem to be "growing out" of it. With me, I started getting sick of the paranoia and general "fuck it I'll drink tapwater all night because going to the shop seems like going to Mount fucking Doom" sensation, but he's evidently far more into it than I ever was, and I don't see him giving it up any time soon. He's made comments to the effect of trying to get off it but really I think he's just set in his ways now.

The peculiar thing is though, that I've fallen out of favour with that whole social circle now that I'm not one of them. It's not like we parted on bad terms, but it does somewhat bring into focus people's priorities if you subtly stop getting invited places just because they know you won't be carrying. My feelings towards this range from bitterness to pity, but again, it's not my business to meddle. If our friendship didn't mean anything beyond mutual drug supply then so be it, no real loss to me.

It's just like anything else in life really. Some people's tastes wax and wane, while some people never change in years and years. Some people move on to bigger, possibly better things while some people are perfectly content if all they have in life is a big bag of weed and a World of Warcraft subscription. Ours is not the place to judge.

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>> No. 6840 Anonymous
18th January 2017
Wednesday 7:47 pm
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A long time ago, either 2010 or 2011, my overdraft reached something like £2k and my bank closed the account and asked for all the money back. Due to other issues (depression and attempted suicides), I got sectioned. I came out and got sectioned again, and never really held a "real job". I did odd jobs for cash-in-hand jobs (window cleaning, etc).

The bank and then some debt collectors have obviously been sending letters to my mum's house (where I used to live), and I was not really aware. Anyway, today a letter came around from the debt collectors at my current address, and they are still asking for the money. I wanted to call them up and tell them I can't really pay, but I can pay them something like a tenner a week or something. My room-mate convinced me that it is a scam and that they can't chase me for money after a certain amount of time.

I can't go to my mum's house to get the letters because of our relationship issues (I have not seen her since 2011, but I have spoken to her on the phone).

What should I do? Call up the debt collectors and offer a tenner or something? How long can they chase me? Forever? How did they even find my new address?
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>> No. 6849 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 2:10 am
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If, and only if, nobody takes you to court for it in time. How much you get out of it depends on how much attention said creditors pay to your credit score.
>> No. 6851 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 2:46 am
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Looks like my set of gold teeth are getting pushed back another year then.
>> No. 6852 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 10:23 am
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>>6848
So I'm guessing OP's credit score is beyond shite now.
>> No. 6853 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 12:15 pm
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>>6852

Probably. He should check it so he knows where he stands. As long as you're not bankrupt and don't have a huge string of CCJs, it's not terribly difficult to rebuild your credit history.

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/loans/check-free-credit-report
>> No. 6854 Anonymous
19th January 2017
Thursday 5:37 pm
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>>6853

This. You are actually fine OP. I got into massive disputes with HSBC and Barclays, some years ago, eventually told them to go fuck themselves and then just ignored it. I've passed the threshold, and seen the black marks wiped of my record. Fuck 'em. Just don''t give them your address, and insure your mother is briefed to give them Jack shit should they come a'knokcing.

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>> No. 23847 Gasthief
13th August 2016
Saturday 8:05 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BljTaJ8z7ho
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>> No. 23858 Gasthief
15th August 2016
Monday 12:09 pm
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[yt]www.youtube.com/watch?v=BljTaJ8z7ho[yt]
>> No. 23859 Monkey
15th August 2016
Monday 12:10 pm
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This is painful to watch, but I'm not that inclined to /help/ because I don't really have any inclination towards having anti-Russian videos embedded all over *.
>> No. 23860 Gasthief
15th August 2016
Monday 12:11 pm
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shitty site, in Ukraine chans it happens automatically. welcome to 2004
>> No. 23861 Cockernay
15th August 2016
Monday 1:36 pm
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>>23860
You're welcome to go back to go back to those Ukraine chans if you like.
>> No. 23945 Cockernay
19th January 2017
Thursday 11:50 am
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>>23860
urain has its board, it can just to shit on others.

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