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1000 posts in the old one, time for a new one.
/101/ing cockends who park across your drive when there is clearly a car parked in there.
|>>|| No. 25751
I'm really getting tired of this non-stop bollocks about the storms in the US. Why is it being given so much coverage? 24-hours "speaking to you live from Florida." I don't really care. I'm watching Italian news now, because they aren't part of America yet.
|>>|| No. 25752
The BBC pidgin service is now my primary source of news. Everything is better in pidgin.
>Hurricane Irma don begin enter south side of Florida, USA, as sabi people dey expect di thing to waka with full force over di next hours of today.
>E reach 6.3 million people wey suppose don evacuate di state, run go other places wey safe; but di governor say now e don too late for anyone wey still dey Florida, to run comot.
>"You don put your own life inside your hand if you no gree run comot. Go shelter wey safe...di winds don dey come, and time no dey again," na wetin Florida Governor Rick Scott tell area people.
|>>|| No. 25753
A survey of more than 1,000 people working in UK publishing has found that more than 90% currently in the industry classify themselves as white British.
Carried out between June and July, the bookcareers.com salary survey received 1,023 valid responses. The vast majority of respondents – 84.6% - were female, and more than nine in 10 (90.4%) were white British. Four years ago, when research was last conducted, 81.8% of respondents were female, and 93.7% were white British.
Publishing risks 'becoming irrelevant', warns Penguin Random House boss
“I think publishers have been very proactive in trying to encourage diversity … in their companies,” said bookcareers.com’s Suzanne Collier, pointing to Penguin Random House and Hachette as leaders in this field. “But it is going to take a long time for this to take hold, and until that figure is reduced to about 60/40 we have not got true diversity.”
|>>|| No. 25754
She has a point. It won't be until at least half of those jobs are given to white men that there'll be proportional representation in the publishing industry.
|>>|| No. 25755
>60/40 we have not got true diversity.
Do they actually know how many non-whites there are in the UK?
|>>|| No. 25758
Thank you I know. I was asking if they know. In a wholly rhetorical manner.
|>>|| No. 25760
Do you mean the women who are 84.6% of all people working in the industry already? They are evidently over represented.
|>>|| No. 25764
Yes that’s what it said (you should probably read posts before replying to them), actually what it said was,84.6 percent of the respondents to the survey were women, It's unclear if there is a gender bias here in likeliness to respond but since it was considered good enough to presume the representation of ethnicity, let's presume it is accurate for gender too.
|>>|| No. 25766
No you just don't read posts before voicing your evidently uninformed opinion. You couldn’t possibly know if it was bigoted before reading it ignorantlad.
|>>|| No. 25768
>Vibe I can sense.
Well superstition and ignorance often go hand in hand.
|>>|| No. 25770
Tell you what. If you agree to stop expressing opinions on topics before having read them, I'll stop making fun of you.
|>>|| No. 25773
This is great! Surely silly just to call it the Pidgin Service when it only serves West Africa though, aren't there many types of pidgin spoken around the world?
|>>|| No. 25774
West African pidgin is the most widely-used pidgin by a huge margin and is known locally as simply "pidgin". The vast majority of other pidgin languages have fewer than 100,000 speakers and most have distinctive names. It's somewhat ambiguous, but it's not really an issue in practice.
You've got to hand it to the BBC digital team, they really put in the effort.
|>>|| No. 25776
That one clip for "Upstart Crow" is making me want to wreck myself with a moving train. I thought Radio 4 was supposed to keep that sort of thing off the telly?
|>>|| No. 25777
I don't know the clip but after trying to watch the show I lost a lot of respect for the actors involved.
|>>|| No. 25778
I love .gs, don't get me wrong. But the toxification of 4chan has really left a hole in my life that I used to fill with feeling miserable on image boards.
|>>|| No. 25779
My friend keeps showing off the ~£200 she's spent on half a dozen dresses for her one-year-old daughter.
|>>|| No. 25781
The place was always toxic, lad. If you're talking about /pol/, those people always existed, whether it be on /b/, /new/, or wherever.
|>>|| No. 25782
>If you're talking about /pol/, those people always existed, whether it be on /b/, /new/, or wherever.
Not >>25778, but it's not really correct to say that 4chan always had the degree of far-right, white supremacist toxicity that runs through it today. In 2004 when I first found it (during my regrettable anime phase) it still had a strong Japanophile streak, and many/most of the threads were anime/manga/Japanese videogame-related, or at least would contain references to that kind of content in the form of image macros. White nationalism and far-right politics were certainly not regular topics. Even as the site developed and became less Japan-centric, /b/'s raids included a notorious white supremacist (Hal Turner, if you want to look it up).
The overarching philosophy of the time was that, irrespective of who you were and what you believed, taking yourself too seriously was a crime punishable by trolling, which sort of went out the window with Project Chanology and was absolutely absent with the rise of more serious racist discussion, eventually culminating in mass support for Trump and the alt-right movement. /pol/ had certainly always had racists, neo-Nazis etc, but they didn't own the place.
That's my memory of it, albeit anecdotal and no doubt skewed to my perspective.
|>>|| No. 25783
Yeah, in the early days the racism was mostly ironic. It's only in more recent times that the likes of /pol/ and /new/ went completely to shit.
|>>|| No. 25784
I found it in 2006 from Encyclopædia Dramatica, and while the racism was ironic, it was definitely there.
I think the people who in 2008 were saying 7 JARS OF PEANUT BUTTER xDDDD are some of the older members of the current aut-right.
|>>|| No. 25786
Really makes you think.jpg
I'm sure it has been brought up before but Banksy work is a load of derivative shite that I want the press to start ignoring.
It's not like he even innovates, it's just the same tedious A-level work he was doing in the 00s. Wowzer! Community decay, sinister technology and the police state - what will he think of next? Perhaps he could smear his shit on the wall in the shape of a CCTV camera outside a playground and we can all go have a think about technology.
I agree with the other lads about /pol/ but 4chan has always had an undercurrent of toxic negativity in my experience. It depends on what you mean but it's one thing that separates imageboard culture from other places.
The problem is of course that /pol/ has leaked absolutely everywhere and I suspect a big part of that has been shitposting for a reaction now that teenagers are posting from smartphones.
|>>|| No. 25787
>Yeah, in the early days the racism was mostly ironic.
That's what I had assumed, but, how can one tell?
|>>|| No. 25788
I've been using one of the hobby boards on and off up until even now but while the /pol/ stuff has been a visible presence, it feels like three or four months ago it reached new heights where it has mostly stayed. Maybe I'm losing it to paranoia but it gives me a strong impression of being an organised effort by an organised group intentionally pushing an agenda.
|>>|| No. 25789
Just dawned on me that I don't really include .gs when I lament that imageboards as a whole have become tedious wank that I only use (and even then, generally just as an ersatz blog to organise my thoughts) because I'm too much of a social retard to have my past posts following me. The worst part of /pol/ isn't even the racism, or the repetitiveness. It's how painfully obvious it is when you're talking to a child. I mean, 4chan has always been full of children, but you get into an argument and you suddenly realize that it's pointless. It's not like before, there's no fun in it. These are different children, children with a different outlook and mindset. That's not to mention 8ch, which is a poorly managed shitshow with a few novel boards and a tendency to recall Gamergate as though it was a serious, culture-defining moment. I've got a /pol/itical idea: Bring on the zero child policy.
Regular forums seem to have died a death, so there's no real alternatives anyway. Reddit is a formatting nightmare, acrobat likewise, Twitter is sort of kind of vaguely briefly tempting but too obvious in being a timesink.
|>>|| No. 25790
I've surprised myself that, besides here, facebook community groups have become my replacement for forums. They're usually extremely specific (I'm a member of the Skoda Octavia VRS Mk1 group, for example) but there's often a few hundred active members, and since you're not anonymous it feels a little more grown up.
|>>|| No. 25792
I'm with you in general, I just happen to be on a lot of hobbyist type groups so I'm not really bothered there. I suppose there's nothing stopping you joining under an assumed name either.
|>>|| No. 25793
I've been using Reddit a lot more since I installed the Android app for it instead of using the website, which as you say is a formatting nightmare. I highly recommend Boost.
|>>|| No. 25794
I think the app is fucking atrocious, I have to use it in the browser, desktop mode on my phone, too.
|>>|| No. 25796
Based on your picture I looked into what 'BUGS buddy' is. and I have to say I was disappointed. All it is is a series of txt docs that tell you to say "I'm not a racist YOU'RE anti-white" to 'win' arguments hardly cutting edge psy-ops. I don't think the world has anything to fear.
|>>|| No. 25797
That picture is quite old, I don't think it's 'them' in particular but some other group or network of individuals.
|>>|| No. 25798
Come on lad, what if it's just stupid people fucking about? The threat of JIDF or whatever forces of darkness imperil our world has always been overstated by the paranoid.
|>>|| No. 25799
Who on Earth would be in the mood for a corporation with quasi-police state abilities telling you to rise and shine with happy cartoon toast in the morning?
It's like Facebook wants to fight me.
|>>|| No. 25801
If I go to sleep at nine or ten o'clock I inevitably wake up at about midnight or one-ish. It's properly annoying, and even to stay up that "late" I'll be knodding off by eight. I don't know what's going on but it's been like this whenever I try to sleep right and it's doing my head in.
|>>|| No. 25802
Do you drink caffeinated beverages? Shit like that really fucks your sleep.
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