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|>>|| No. 25832
The old thread is well over 30MB, so I think we're due a new one.
Some cunt threw a firecracker in front of my bike today. If I hadn't seen the little scrote and his little scrote mates running I wouldn't have noticed until it was too late.
|>>|| No. 25833
Similarly some bloke let his hand drag over my leg as they were getting off the bus yesterday, and then grinned at me through the window as it pulled away. Dunno what the fuck he was playing at.
What pisses me off more than that though is being unable to find the Smokester in your image.
|>>|| No. 25834
> What pisses me off more than that though is being unable to find the Smokester in your image.
But Green: The Forced Meme slap-bang in the centre. For shame, OP.
|>>|| No. 25835
Police helicopters or maybe I should hate the cunts that cause them to be used.
No idea what's happened as of late but the neighbouring areas seem to draw out a police helicopter which then circles for around 10-20 minutes, atleast once a week and it's always when I'm trying to watch a show. It's not cold enough to shut my windows but fuck this fucking noise interrupting my watching comfort and enjoyment.
|>>|| No. 25837
Got on the phone to Virgin retentions, with a few days left before the cut-off. Before giving the go-ahead, I confirmed no fewer than three times the package and the price that we'd agreed. Now the receipt has come through and the price is higher than the one agreed.
|>>|| No. 25838
I installed Settlers 3 at twenty past four and got totally sucked into playing. I thought it was only 1am or so. Twenty past fucking five in the morning.
|>>|| No. 25840
My Brain: "Mate, why are you nice to people you don't even like?"
Me: "Because I wouldn't be nice to almost anyone otherwise."
God, I'm a miserable bastard.
|>>|| No. 25842
I think I'm mainly nice to people out of pure anger and spite at existence.
It's easy to be a cunt but to really try and be a decent human being in the face of an uncaring universe and planet full of suffering and arseholes I think is the only truly rebellious thing you can do.
Plus it generally makes life a little bit easier I think.
|>>|| No. 25844
No, the mistake I made was living in a country without a functioning telecom market.
|>>|| No. 25847
I'm unbearably horny. I wish there was an on/off switch on my stupid libido.
|>>|| No. 25854
Great, so then I'll have to go the police station after I've visited the Doctor. Just set me on fire while you're at it and I'll do all three.
|>>|| No. 25855
I spent all of yesterday thinking it was Thursday. I hate being a day ahead mentally, especially when it feels like it should be the weekend tomorrow.
|>>|| No. 25856
Days and therefore the concept of "weekends" are a social construct, mate. Grasp the nettle — make every day your weekend!
|>>|| No. 25857
People who update Facebook when they're on holiday.
|>>|| No. 25859
They can watch people having a scrap. There's always people having a scrap at Butlins.
|>>|| No. 25862
It's cheaper for me to buy peppers in a multi-pack, but that means I'm left with a green one and I don't like green peppers.
If I left it on the windowsill would it ripen and change colour?
|>>|| No. 25864
>Hey, Anon, you trying to get some kip?
>Aye... why? Who is this?
>It's your tinnitus, lad!
>Oh, for fuc-
|>>|| No. 25865
The green ones aren't ripe, so they are different. No natural sugars, bland and not sweet at all.
It takes like 2 or 3 weeks via that method, by which time it is likely to have begun to decompose. I'm sure there will be a quicker way. Heat is the key.
|>>|| No. 25866
Put it in a paper bag with a ripe tomato or banana. Keep it in a cupboard, not the fridge. The ethylene produced by the ripe fruit will accelerate the ripening of the pepper.
|>>|| No. 25867
I sent a the form away to get my NI number a week and a half ago and haven't heard anything back yet.
|>>|| No. 25868
For weeks now my phone has been pissing me off when I exercise it will either
a) Stop playing music inexplicitly
b) Randomly the speak and search function will fire up and interrupt my music
c) The music will inexplicitly turn down to silent
d) The track will inexplicitly skip to the next one
e) It will fall out of my pocket
f) The head phone wire will get caught in the cardio machine
At least one of these events happens every 4 mins or so. Finally today I got so pissed off with it I ended up bending it and cracking the screen beyond use. Now I'm even more pissed off with it and I have no money for a new one. I fucking hate it when technology doesn't do the task it is supposed to do. It angers me to a evidently violent level.
|>>|| No. 25870
You probably aren't wrong but it is localized to the very narrow band of malfunctioning technology, I'm not sure it would be worth the time and effort required to solve.
In some ways I feel it is liberating, I no longer feel obligated to use a machine that brings me such frustration. Burning bridges can be cathartic.
|>>|| No. 25871
I've been designing tech stuff - sometimes part of it, sometimes the whole thing, for ages. I, too, become unreasonably angry when motherfuckers release something that just doesn't fucking work.
Yes, I understand the commercial pressures. Yes, I understand that mistakes happen. But, fuck's sake. stop making shit.
|>>|| No. 25873
I treat it more cynically then that, things only need to work well enough for people to feel they work. Portable CD players for example were in practical application worse than tape players. But they they seems to work for long enough that no one cried afoul of the second you try use them for, say a jog they they were useless and a step backwards. As long as they worked in 'common usage' none of the manufactures seemed to care that they failed. I'd imagine if you took the thing back to the shop and said 'this piece of shit doesn't work when you go for a jog', they would have just shrug their shoulders and say 'well what do you expect', somehow we have come to accept holding technology to a lower expectation than we should. Convenience devices at their best should feel near invisible.
|>>|| No. 25874
This is a Sound Devices 664 field mixer. It's pretty much the gold standard device for location sound recording in the film and TV industry. It'll survive a drop from a second-floor window and keep recording on the way down. It costs £5,328.
You can buy something more-or-less functionally equivalent from Zoom or Tascam for about £300. It'll be a plasticky bit of tat, it'll be fiddly to use, it won't sound quite as good, but it'll get the job done 90% of the time. If you need to get the job done 100% of the time, then you'll need to spend five grand more.
It's easy to forget that the first Walkman cost £600 in today's money, that a Betamax video recorder in the early 80s would cost you the equivalent of £2,000. Those 70s and 80s Sony machines were beautifully built, but they cost a cock and a bollock. The market has consistently offered us the choice between higher quality or lower prices; we've chosen lower prices every time.
|>>|| No. 25875
I get your point lad, but if the only thing the 664 offered over a Zoom was reliability, we'd all still be using Nagra decks.
|>>|| No. 25876
The neighbour opposite my window doesn't seem to believe in curtains or blinds. You pair of dirty bastards might think of that as a selling point but I'm sick of seeing a middle aged man shower.
You can't pick out details because he has that patterned glass in the bathroom but it doesn't stop me being irritated by the vague image of a naked man. Surely there are laws against this sort of thing.
|>>|| No. 25877
>>25874 Manufacturing (and designing) stuff was a lot harder back then. Well, maybe not harder, but certainly more time intensive, and I suspect it's those man hours you're partly seeing reflected in the cost. Design tools now mean that I can knock out something of the electronic complexity of a walkman in a week and expect it to work. Mechanical design has had a similar boost in design tools.
Maybe I'm just cranky about shit user interfaces.
|>>|| No. 25878
A lot of complexity has shifted from hardware to software. What used to require a board full of discrete logic or some clever electromechanical gubbins can now be done with a cheap microcontroller.
That transition is great for cost, but generally bad for reliability and usability - we've moved hard problems from the very well-understood domain of mechanical engineering to the very poorly-understood domain of software. My washing machine occasionally crashes and needs to be rebooted, which is a bit bonkers.
With that said, there's just been a raft of cost-cutting in consumer products. It really is true that they don't make 'em like they used to. Before CAD/CAM came in, a lot of stuff was substantially over-engineered, because it was really difficult to predict its working lifespan. FEA and other analytical tools allows engineers to use the absolute minimum amount of material and the cheapest possible construction techniques, which is why stuff tends to break two weeks after the warranty expires. Colin Chapman was fond of saying that the ideal racing car would completely disintegrate the moment it crossed the finish line; engineers of consumer hardware have got very close to that ideal.
|>>|| No. 25879
>t really is true that they don't make 'em like they used to. Before CAD/CAM came in, a lot of stuff was substantially over-engineered, because it was really difficult to predict its working lifespan. FEA and other analytical tools allows engineers to use the absolute minimum amount of material and the cheapest possible construction techniques, which is why stuff tends to break two weeks after the warranty expires.
It actually goes much deeper than that. Our economy is built on the need for things to be replaced. The great depresion was caused fundementally by the fact no one was buying anything new because why would you when the thing you have works perfectly fine, so there wasn't enough demand so factories would shut down.
So after world war 2 it was quite deliberately agreed that products would be built with shelf lifes and to fashions (read; percived obsoletion), not as a company branding but as a deliberate political economic decision to make sure people bought new things to keep everyone working, our economy is built on busy time. As a really obvious example Lightbulbs used to be built in a way that they would and have lasted over 100 years, now you'll be lucky if they last a 1000 hours.
|>>|| No. 25880
>>25879 Lightbulbs used to be built in a way that they would and have lasted over 100 years, now you'll be lucky if they last a 1000 hours.
Sigh. Tradeoff of light output against lifetime. That 'century lamp' is both unusual and unusably dim.
This cabal of all manufacturers, are you really sure? Every last one? I never got the letter.
Decent LED bulbs should go pretty much forever (or until a serious mains spike comes along). The filament-looking ones have no over-stressed hot-running silicon. I like them.
|>>|| No. 25881
There was a cartel of lightbulb manufacturers, but their agreement reduced the lifespan of bulbs from 2000 hours to 1000 hours. It incorporated all of the world's significant light bulb manufacturers, but collapsed in 1939.
LED bulbs should have a lifespan of ~25,000 hours, but that lifespan only really applies to bulbs from top-tier manufacturers like Philips and Osram. The cheap off-brand bulbs you find in most supermarkets and DIY shops are shoddily built with substandard components and will have a fraction of that lifespan, especially in an enclosed luminaire. The cheap bulbs are a ludicrous false economy, but most consumers don't know any better.
|>>|| No. 25882
Tertiary education is not what I expected. I should have gone to a proper uni.
|>>|| No. 25884
I'm doing my degree at a college, I'd say which, but with fewer than half a dozen of us on the course and future whinging incoming I don't want identify myself. Maybe I'll do better not chasing girls and getting pissed, but the course requires group work and the pickings for that are subpar at best, which means I could be a bit knackered anyway. Two, possibly three, people have already dropped out too.
|>>|| No. 25887
I was outraged when I saw it on the iPlayer, and when I saw it was that annoying bloke playing Fletch, but honestly it wasn't that terrible. He plays it quite well. I'm still not going to watch it, mind, but the half an episode I watched didn't make me feel sick, so that's pretty high praise.
|>>|| No. 25888
I've bruised a rib and it's a right pain. Can't do bloody anything, hate downtime, I'm supposed to be on holiday damn it.
|>>|| No. 25889
>I've bruised a rib
Bruises don't affect bones and even then they're nowt but a funny colouring. Get a grip whingelad.
|>>|| No. 25891
Bruised bones means they are internally fractured. Bet you feel like a right knob.
|>>|| No. 25892
Stepped on a plug, going over onto a toe and launching my tea all over the floor, and I've no-one to blame but my cunting self.
|>>|| No. 25893
>Bruised bones means they are internally fractured.
What a fucking nugget. Bruised bones. Like bruised teeth.
|>>|| No. 25894
Why does Windows make it such a sodding effort to eject external hard drives? I'VE CLOSED EVERYTHING, YOU DAFT PC!
|>>|| No. 25896
I have a recurring dream about being married to Stacey Solomon. In the dream I'm really happy, but when I wake up I feel like some kind of nonce.
|>>|| No. 25898
I hope this train derails so I don't have to hear this sodding couple discuss more restaurants they don't want to eat at.
|>>|| No. 25899
She's a lovely girl, but she doesn't seem like the sharpest knife in the drawer.
|>>|| No. 25905
This reminded me of a cunt-off we had last year involving public transport:
|>>|| No. 25908
So it's okay to destroy people's property because they're being inconsiderate?
|>>|| No. 25919
I considered slashing the tires of a Range Rover that was parked over some tactile paving recently.
|>>|| No. 25931
Somehow Amazon knows I'm a student now, and here's some small print from their "offer".
>By signing up, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Prime Student and Amazon Prime Terms and Conditions.At the end of your six-month trial, your membership will automatically upgrade to an annual Amazon Prime membership and we will charge your card Visa/Delta/Electron ****-1815 or another available card on file £39/year.
Who the fuck even told Amazon I was starting a degree? Just utter fucking shit. My personal details being sold by an institution I'm already giving almost ten grand a fucking year to, it makes me want to push anyone in a suit down some stairs.
|>>|| No. 25933
Amazon keeps trying to get me to sign up for the student membership despite me not being a student any more, their records aren't great. I tried to take advantage of it at some point but can't remember my university login.
|>>|| No. 25938
Six months free and 50% off thereafter is a pretty damn good student discount. Not sure what those mock quotes are about.
|>>|| No. 25939
People who refer to their pets as if they were children. Especially those who go a step further and refer to them as blood relatives. Someone I know talks about her three boys (dogs), the girl they recently lost (also a dog), their cousin/her nephew (her sister's dog), and her little sister (her late mother's dog).
|>>|| No. 25950
Beetham Tower being the only building in Manchester big enough to disappear into the clouds makes it look like the Citidel from Half-Life 2.
|>>|| No. 25951
What is it with thick bastards and using fucking speaker phone?
|>>|| No. 25952
Yorkshire Bank have sent the Missus and me separate letters about changes to the terms and conditions of our joint current account. You'd have thought they'd have had something on their systems for only sending out one letter if the joint account holders live at the same address.
|>>|| No. 25953
This is a petty thing to get annoyed about, but my gay friends still dress like they're teenagers despite the fact they're in their early thirties. Their faces have aged too much to be able to pull off hair like this.
|>>|| No. 25954
I'm not trying to attack you and your right to your opinion, but I wonder why it bothers you.
|>>|| No. 25955
I'm not entirely sure. It's not to do with their sexuality.
At a guess, I'm being overly judgemental and think they need to "grow up" a bit. Their faces have too much age in them to pull off the look they're aiming for but I'm not sure how far I'm judging them; they're still quite immature and directionless so I don't know if the shitty emo-kid hair is what I see as a manifestation and reminder of this.
|>>|| No. 25958
Why can't they at least let them all off at once or in quick succession so other people don't have to suffer the idiotic bangs every now and again?
I mean for fucks sake. It's not even November yet and even if it were fireworks are such an underwhelming toy after 5 minutes.
|>>|| No. 25959
>It's not even November yet
You might as well say we're nowhere close to 4th July. Yesterday was the start of Diwali, you dribbling cunt.
|>>|| No. 25966
>Anyway, festival of lights my arse, they should call it a festival of dickheads.
Yeah m/nine just like when I was at work and they all wanted me to get in with the Eid ul Adhr shit. Told them that I don't celebrate child murder spooky sky wizard bollocks.
|>>|| No. 25968
I can't wait until that trite prick's brother kicks it too. An entire family of tedious wankers, imagine Christmas Christmas at their house.
|>>|| No. 25971
Chinese for dinner is the loner singleton/anti-social couple meal of choice, and a goody no one will argue with you there, but if you are going round someone else's gaff then you can't beat a massive plate so soaked in Bisto that it's all you can taste.
|>>|| No. 25972
Growing up, it was a thing in our house for a while. Chinese on Christmas Eve, from one of the two takeaways in the town, after which my mum would put the turkey in to slow roast overnight.
|>>|| No. 25973
Why not have both? We can start by throwing in a few spring rolls and see where things go from there.
While we're here how about putting together some festive samosas with a bit of cranberry. It'll be like having Christmas in the future.
|>>|| No. 25976
I've also done the Chinese on Christmas Eve thing. Feels like a good thing to do man.
|>>|| No. 25977
I went to a shopping center today for the first time in about 2/3 years. I suddenly remembered why I order everything online; it was awful.
|>>|| No. 25978
First they came for 'literally'.
I keep seeing (what are almost certainly septics) misusing the word 'fictional'. As in:
>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a fictional book.
No. No it is not. It is a work of fiction, it is not fictional as it demonstrably exists. For it to be fictional it would have to not exist. The Encyclopaedia Galactica is a fictional book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is not fictional but fiction. The latter is fiction, the former a fiction.
|>>|| No. 25979
Semantic drift, language is defined by collective usage, "nice" used to mean the opposite, etc.
I agree with you completely. I will never get used to "I could care less"; we let them get on with it for a couple of hundred years and look what they go and start doing.
|>>|| No. 25980
>The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is not fictional but fiction.
It is both.
|>>|| No. 25981
The confusion this one may cause helps a lot with the whole 'Fake news' narrative. Things that were once mere fictional cease to have existed and things that were fiction begin to.
As is The Garden of Forking Paths and If on a winters night a traveller, I realise that thank you.
|>>|| No. 25982
I just noticed I've had a tab pinned for the Open University for so long I can't remember why I opened it.
|>>|| No. 25985
Twatting utilities company ringing me up at 7am to remind me that I paid my bill last night.
|>>|| No. 25986
Binmen won't empty my food bin because it has liquid in it. It has liquid in it because they won't empty it and it's rotting. We don't make much waste and it's the normal shite of onion skins, bits of carrot/pepper, egg shells, nothing weird. This is the second time this has happened, last time they would rather chuck our whole food bin into general waste and give us a new one. Going to have to just empty it into the nearby woods or something
|>>|| No. 25987
Just dump it at the park at night. There is no point playing a game you can't win.
|>>|| No. 25988
Stir newspapers into it so it's just a heavy mush, but won't slosh? The instructions here say to wrap kitchen waste in newsaper.
The kid who used to cut my grass had a habit of sitting on my bin lid, so it went <spoing> and turned inside out, letting rain into the bin. They still collected my sloshing bin, bless'em.
Arbitrary recycling instructions are 101-worthy. Moved to a new house, green bins had labels on saying no glass, very little plastic, and the usual doom-laden warnings about refusing to collect if we got it wrong. A few weeks later, got a letter saying glass and most plastics were fine, and the same doom-laden warnings if we got it wrong. Fuck'em.
|>>|| No. 25989
The solution is to throw everything in general waste black bags, that isnt a food container or a box, which you can recycle if it makes you feel good. Your mistake is playing along with their stupid fucking game at all.
|>>|| No. 25990
My bin only gets collected once a fortnight. If I didn't use the recycling bins, I'd have to do a run to the tip every other week.
|>>|| No. 25992
> The kid who used to cut my grass had a habit of sitting on my bin lid, so it went <spoing> and turned inside out
IKWYM, our Jimmy.
|>>|| No. 25993
Nobody uses the food bin for its intended purpose m8. Not in this country. Mine is sitting in the pantry filled with dog biscuit because it is quite convenient to just scoop the stuff into his bowl from it.
Simply put food in with general waste and nobody kicks up a fuss. I think that is what your binmen are telling you to start doing because they can't be arsed with it either.
|>>|| No. 25996
My brain is fucking mush.
It's probably very difficult to deal with becoming the media's favourite MILF apropos of nothing, in your mid-forties.
|>>|| No. 25999
The only places to sit near a socket, for my laptop, in my local library is right near a ventilation fan or some shit, which is more or less directly above a sodding A road, so I may as well be sat right on the little pedestrian island or all the good it does my concentration.
|>>|| No. 26002
Getting just plain old miserable at the level of casual Jew, woman ans "leftist" hating I see online. It's fucking everywhere and it makes every other interaction, passive or otherwise, a chore.
I'd definitely consider Tracer Tong's offer at this moment.
|>>|| No. 26004
You appear to have mistake the /101/ thread for the Guardian's "Comment is Free" section, or whatever it's called.
|>>|| No. 26007
Sites that entwine their analytics/tracking/adverts/general shitware so deeply that when you disable them the entire fucking site breaks.
|>>|| No. 26009
This has been getting on my nerves lately. What really irks me is that it's likely to become standard for commercial sites of any significance, and I'm not sure there's anything much I can do about it once that happens.
|>>|| No. 26010
People who stand right in front of the doors of a lift and are then surprised that they're blocking the way of people trying to get out of it.
|>>|| No. 26012
This generally obliviously cuntish behaviour in any public space is inexcusable. Happens in pubs with pissheads blocking access to bogs or for staff at end of the bar, and is generally met with bemusement at how they're actually being annoying.
|>>|| No. 26014
The Amazon app on my phone generates notifications but they don't trigger a sound or vibration.
|>>|| No. 26015
The "radio" in the restaurant playing what I assume was an '80s playlist. I don't mind being passively rickrolled but You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) is not appropriate for listening to while eating.
|>>|| No. 26016
What, because of meatspin? That's not the restaurant's fault, it's your own dirty mind.
|>>|| No. 26018
Supermarket substitutions can be odd, but I've just had a crazy one from Amazon. I've just taken delivery of a package that should have contained, among other things, a USB power supply, but apparently they didn't have any so they've sent some "Natural Liquid Serum" instead.
|>>|| No. 26021
Asda keep giving me free samples with my online supermarket orders.
Today's was rice pudding. I don't like rice pudding.
|>>|| No. 26023
I woke up not long ago and thought "you know what, I'm just going for a run, I don't care if the sun isn't even up". Of course by the time I'd got my trackies on the heavens haven't so much opened as collapsed into a watery heap. What a load of balls.
|>>|| No. 26025
>Modern fast personal computation had arrived.
I just read that sentence, and I am missing something or is the writer; two commas? He's listing things about computation, surely?
|>>|| No. 26027
I've just watched one of those landlord programmes on BBC One.
The wife of someone who had built up a property empire pissed me off no end. Unbearably smug. Made her own hummus. Believes other people aren't successful because they haven't tried hard enough, despite the fact she is freeloading off her husband and their success is down to benefitting from rising property prices and leeching money off people rather than actually adding value. Is a firm believer in vision boards. Spouts bollocks about if you can conceive you can believe and you can achieve.
|>>|| No. 26028
>if you can conceive you can believe and you can achieve.
She's not entirely wrong. I can certainly get on board with the CBA principle, and regularly apply it at work.
|>>|| No. 26031
Overly friendly shopkeepers. You' know the situations where you just want to complete the transaction and leave but as this is their hobby (I decided to start vaping on my road to quitting) they have to talk your ear off and do that little laugh after every sentence.
I mean fair play for the enthusiasm, I could never do sales, but fuck me I was already struggling to maintain my facade of normality after bumping into my ex and her new girlfriend. Then there was the fact that the place was full of fruity smoke but some samples of the working class were sitting in there chatting away with a baby in the pram to agitate me.
Eh, she is playing to the target audience of people who watch daytime television. Horny housewives, retirees, and the people too incompetent to be allowed out the house on weekdays won't take to such aggressive judgements on being productive.
|>>|| No. 26032
Probably one for the vape thread wherever that is, but what is this trend for higher and higher wattages on vapes these days? It's been a few years since I had one of my own but back then the coils were >1ohm in most cases and you were looking at 30-50W max for most. These days people are pushing 0.1ohm and 200W on their ULTRA CLOUD BEAST MASTER KING. Is it just a MORE WATTS = BETTER BECAUSE BIGGER NUMBER mentality or is there another reason behind it? It can't be good to push the batteries that hard, even with voltage regulators.
|>>|| No. 26034
I think a lot of people just like clouds. I admit it's quite fun, but 65W subohm is enough for me.
|>>|| No. 26035
I had a go on my mate's 150W monstrosity and I do have to admit that puffing massive clouds is fun but it's not fun when you're in the smoking area and some cunt is making it feel like there's a malfunctioning smoke machine out there. I've found it you puff directly up then it's not too bad, but if you puff at mouth-level and the wind catches it you end up making everyone near you feel like they're playing Silent Hill.
|>>|| No. 26036
Judging by the fact that I was sold an 'S' model of what I wanted I'd wager it is smartphones all over again.
Also, you can't just buy a plain flavour liquid which I remember existing from the last time I tried. Now I have to live smelling of vanilla like a posh shitter or the linen at mums house.
More that I turned her the other way for a bit. I seem to be a lesbian trapped in a mans body which has its pluses even if I end up looking like a bit of a wrong'un.
That said I was doing my best not to ask "hey love, do you still take cock?" so who knows.
|>>|| No. 26038
>It can't be good to push the batteries that hard, even with voltage regulators.
Batteries have an amperage limit and exceeding this will, at best, drain them more quickly and decrease the number of charge cycles before they need replacing. At worst they'll explode, though anyone with any sense is running a box mod with a specially designed protection circuit to mitigate against overloading. Modern 18650 batteries recommended for vaping can provide sustained ~20-30A at ~3-4V; put two of those in series and you're still pushing your luck to hit 200W. Additionally, you're going to be 1/ ripping through juice, and 2/ draining the batteries in no time. Honestly I doubt many people vape 200W all day long, it's just for bragging rights and showing off. Predictably, the Yanks have a crass "scene" around it with competitions and similar embarrassing shite.
Not that we're much better, apparently, given that there are evidently daft cunts here who decide to come into the (in my experience, steadily decreasing) number of pubs that allow vaping and decide to chase up a fucking storm. Half the time when I go into a pub and ask if vaping is permitted, if it's a "yes" it's provisional on me not producing huge billows of vape, presumably because some inconsiderate twat has gone in previously and gassed everyone else out. I have no issue with people messing around chasing 200W in their front room, but I do wish they'd show a bit of restraint when out in public, or it'll get banned everywhere.
|>>|| No. 26041
You've hit the nail on the fucking head actually about vape shoes, that is a very sound observation. There is always something I find unsettling about them compared to normal shops and I don't know why.
|>>|| No. 26042
I think they are more like mobile phone outlets. Cheap, gaudy, downmarket wastes of a commercial letting.
|>>|| No. 26043
I think they meant the joke someone made about picking out the names of vape juices vs sex toys/lubes in the vape thread on /g/ a while back. Vape shops have a sort of Games Workshop clique-ness to them, though, I agree.
|>>|| No. 26044
I hate visiting my mum. She's fine, but Saturday night TV is too shit to be real. Sage for making this exact post every time I visit.
|>>|| No. 26047
People who try to start conversation with me at the bus stop. I don't mind getting asked if a bus has went past but I don't want to know about your siblings and your plan for the day.
I know that some people, especially old people might just be lonely and want to have a small chat with someone but doesn't the thought ever occur to them that they the reciplicant might not want the conversation? I'm hardly an Introvert but I prefer to wait in silence rather than pass the time talking to strangers. Worst still, I then have to fake an interest in what they're saying since I don't want to come off as a straight up cunt.
|>>|| No. 26048
Loneliness is painful and a little bit of selfishness smalltalk helps ease the pain once in a while.
|>>|| No. 26049
Older extroverts in particular get their happiness in life by engaging with others, and any stranger will do. I'm pretty introverted but I'll make small talk with an older gent or lady if they are obviously making the effort. If it brightens their day then it's worth it, even if it's dull and tedious.
|>>|| No. 26050
You don't have to fake any interest, and it's a mischaracterisation to say that most people who start conversations with strangers at bus stops talk about their grandchildren. More annoying are those people too dim to find an interesting middleground who dislike being forced to acknowledge their dimness so describe themselves as introverted. You're chat isn't shit, you're just ***introverted***. We get it.
|>>|| No. 26051
I can't be arsed finding the link but there was definitely a study or some shit proving people who are less intelligent are more likely to find the need to fill silence with small-talk.
It's not that their chat is shit, it's that people who insist on rambling on about the weather or the sports are tiresome cunts.
|>>|| No. 26052
People who are less intelligent live life on easy mode. They aren't afflicted by depression nearly as much, they are more social because of exactly what you just mentioned and are happier in general because they don't think about the world as much. They can also go and watch a comic book film and not feel like they've just been raped in front of their comic book collection (because they can't read).
|>>|| No. 26053
I feel like if this is true, then I'm intelligent enough to suffer the pitfalls, but not intelligent enough to be useful.
|>>|| No. 26054
That's a self-esteem issue, another pitfall of thinking too much. I'm sure you would be useful in many ways, but I suspect unless someone galvanises your confidence with praise then you'll always feel inferior because I'm that way too. If I don't get praise for my efforts I just stop trying as hard, because the quality of my work appears irrelevant. It's about perspective and focus. If I'm motivated it's because I feel my time is rewarded.
Less intelligent people don't need positive reinforcement as much, but I'm generalising obviously. Recognising that someone is probably better leading than you and being a good team player is a "social" intelligence higher IQ individuals sometimes lack, which breeds resentment and depression. it's the difference between being happy to contribute vs having your contribution praised and validated. That is why you don't feel useful.
With everything, it's tackled by using mindfulness. If you're depressed though, I understand that might just seem like fucking bollocks.
|>>|| No. 26055
Firefox updated, none of my add-ons work, and the documented method to enable them again doesn't work.
|>>|| No. 26056
Which addons? I'm curious as to what you might need other than Smart HTTPS and Adblock, which btw are both working fine.
|>>|| No. 26059
NoScript, FlashGot, Tab Counter, Tab Groups, User Agent Switcher. I had my tabs separated into four groups and my session has restored to be only the group I happened to be looking at last.
|>>|| No. 26061
Ah, OK. I wasn't being a dick, I was just genuinely curious what other people might be up to with Firefox. Why do you have so many tabs open? Firefox has pretty infamous memory leakage, how did you avoid that or was it something you just had to live with?
|>>|| No. 26064
I bet you tried searching for updates and called it a day. You can have your extensions back for another seven months if you install Firefox ESR 52.
|>>|| No. 26065
Not him but I use Firefox and it has been annoying for all my extensions to stop working but I can understand why they have had to do this - by switching to an API, in the long run they will virtually never become incompatible because of an update again.
As for the memory issues, yes, but Quantum really is blazing fast and light on the RAM now.
|>>|| No. 26066
Perhaps I'm in too many local community groups online, but
fat middle-aged women people peddling absolute tat.
Putting four tablespoons of hot chocolate and some marshmallows in cellophane, calling it a drink for Father Christmas to have when he visits and asking £4 for it. Asking a fiver for a small box of Maltesers with a couple of candy canes underneath it so it looks like a sled. Putting Lego figurines or Scrabble letters in picture frames. Oh, and book folding. Don't get me fucking started on book folding.
|>>|| No. 26067
It's a tradition for bored housewives to do that sort of thing. It used to not happen until they were starting to get fairly old but I suppose the internet accelerates it. The ones who make their own herbal remedies, deodorant sticks and stuff are my favourite.
|>>|| No. 26068
Given how every cunt on here is from Ossett I'd like to talk about the "You know you have lived in Ossett when..." group. It's a fucking goldmine of this sort of shite. That, and because 85% of the population of Ossett is fat middle aged people, with another 10% being ANTISOCIAL YOOFS, it makes for brilliant reading. Sometimes some of Ossett's finest right-wing political theorists will make posts.
There's this whole very middle-aged "no swearing because won't somebody think of the children" vibe running through it, but you know once Pam and Angie and Diedre get their second glass of shitty Lidl "peeenoh nwaaaarrr" down them they'll be swearing like fucking sailors.
|>>|| No. 26069
Nobody can spell cheque any more. I believe it's because autocorrect doesn't complain about 'check'.
|>>|| No. 26070
>I'd like to talk about the "You know you have lived in Ossett when..."
I joined the group shortly after moving to Ossett just over two years ago. After people started sincerely posting that drug dealers were letting off fireworks to let their clientele know they'd got some fresh gear in I did start to wonder what exactly I was letting myself in for if the locals were genuinely thick enough to believe that.
I used to live in Mirfield before moving to Ossett and the "Mirfield Matters" group wasn't much better. One of the town councillors, who got the role through nepotism, used the group as an ego trip. My personal highlight for being in that group was when a woman posted pictures of a gang of teenagers throwing bottles and stones at a field of horses; their [proper council estate scum] parents came on and, instead of saying they were going to discipline their kids, they turned on the woman and said they were going to get the police on her for uploading pictures of kiddiewinks without permission. It was a pure drama-fest, that one. The Mirfield group went from public to private after it turned out a Dewsbury group were sharing and taking the piss out a post by the aforementioned councillor where he was boasting about ringing the police because he wanted the roads gritting.
|>>|| No. 26071
>After people started sincerely posting that drug dealers were letting off fireworks
For some reason that myth refuses to die.
With regards to the ego trip, there are this group of middle aged people who insist on organising loads of bullshit events in the name of 'community' or whatever, but it's just an ego massage. There's fuck all to do in Ossett, so I see why, but it's just soul crushing and I cannot wait to leave.
|>>|| No. 26072
>With regards to the ego trip, there are this group of middle aged people who insist on organising loads of bullshit events in the name of 'community' or whatever, but it's just an ego massage. There's fuck all to do in Ossett, so I see why, but it's just soul crushing and I cannot wait to leave.
Lad. You don't want to get caught up in the crossfire from the turf war between BOB Ossett, Love Ossett and I'm sure there's a third one, Town Centre Partnership or something like that, you'll get fucked up. I think the only thing of value I've got from that Facebook group is someone pointing out the top of the town hall clock looks like the end of a penis.
Literally the only reasons I moved to Ossett are because it's next to the motorway to commute to Leeds and the schools are apparently good. Nothing in the past two years of living here has made me warm to it.
|>>|| No. 26073
Crossfire? Do enlighten me.
It's weird seeing a photo I took being used so often locally. I took it because the previous photo on Wikipedia was atrocious.
|>>|| No. 26074
>someone pointing out the top of the town hall clock looks like the end of a penis.
You mean it looks like a bell-end?
|>>|| No. 26075
> After people started sincerely posting that drug dealers were letting off fireworks to let their clientele know they'd got some fresh gear in
Sounds bizarre, but in Brazil there is an actual position within the drug gang hierarchy called "fogueteiro" (rocket man), whose job it is to release rockets into the sky to signify that the police are invading the favela and that all concerned with the firm should take cover in the nearest domicile.
|>>|| No. 26077
Some cunt nicked my cab. The cabbie was apparently daft enough to ask for me rather asking him for his name.
|>>|| No. 26079
Everything ever posted about mental illness on social media is trivializing bollocks. Most of the time I see the same recycled crap some irrationally angry blogger wrote telling you how they know about depression better than medical experts so don't ever try be constructive about it in a holier than thou tone.
|>>|| No. 26080
>Crossfire? Do enlighten me.
I am exaggerating a bit, but there is a bit of a power struggle. I know someone involved in BOB Ossett and they feel like Love Ossett have stolen some of their thunder, particularly when they launched the Ossett loyalty card.
They're all largely ineffectual. I went to town when the Halloween event was on. There were about 8 or 9 entries into the pumpkin contest, bearing in mind the town's population is c. 22,000, and the market stalls were sparse and selling shite.
|>>|| No. 26081
My phone pocket dialled an Uber and when I cancelled, it explained that because the cancellation was over two minutes since confirmation, I'd be charged £4.50. Thing is, the times shown in app were less than two minutes apart. Robbing bastards. Support no help.
|>>|| No. 26082
Your fault really. Some guy wastes petrol and time to try to come around your area and you want to call it an "accident." Hmm.
|>>|| No. 26083
I don't understand how people are still pocket dialling. Do you not use a PIN or a fingerprint? Do you not lock your screen after you've finished using your phone?
|>>|| No. 26084
There's barely a handful of Uber drivers here. It's highly doubtful my actions changed his resource usage in any way. And how do you arrive at £4.50 as fair compensation for 90 seconds? But all that's a moot point because it seemed their rules stipulated I shouldn't be charged.
Yes and usually. It may not have happened in my pocket. I obviously can't be sure of the precise sequence of events that caused this.
You wouldn't think the app could get something like this wrong. I should have taken a screenshot.
|>>|| No. 26085
Dispute the charge with your card issuer. To the best of your knowledge, you did not order a taxi. If Uber made the mistake of sending you one, then that's their problem.
|>>|| No. 26086
It's probably worth contacting uber support and explain what's happened. They might just think you're trying it on, but if you've asked for pick up in the middle of a lake or something they might realise it was a mistake.
Or they'll just give you the refund anyway because customer service wonks often will.
|>>|| No. 26087
Why are toilet seats the bench mark for filth? I understand the that anus itself is dirty, but the bum cheek area is no more dirty than my lower leg.
|>>|| No. 26089
I can understand why people worry about toilet seats being clean. But what does my head in is P&G, Unilever et. al. constantly bombarding everyone with advertising telling us that their products kill the germs in the fucking bowl itself.
|>>|| No. 26090
What, did you think you were supposed to shit in the cistern or something?
|>>|| No. 26091
What's worse is that they're contributing to the anti-microbial resistance crisis which will almost certainly doom our species at some point this century or next, whilst simultaneously encouraging paranoid overprotective mums to raise kids with shit immune systems.
Fucking corporations m8.
|>>|| No. 26092
>What's worse is that they're contributing to the anti-microbial resistance crisis
That's not how it works. Bacteria developing resistance to antibiotics is like you developing a tolerance for alcohol or capsaicin. Bacteria developing significant resistance to bleach is like you developing resistance to seppuku.
|>>|| No. 26093
Given that probably trillions of bacteria live in toilet bowls, they will eventually develop a tolerance to seppuku.
|>>|| No. 26097
This cunt that lives in my student flat lives about 8 hours behind anyone else and goes to bed about 7-8am most days. This would be grand if he were a normal nocturnal shut in, but he's got a large group of friends that he regularly invites around at 4-5am in the morning, and I can hear them making loads of noise. He's some business studies cunt.
He's also asian, which I wouldn't mind, but he never flushes his heinous curry shits, he's constantly got a hacking stoner/smoker combo cough and leaves phlegm gobs in the bathroom sink and he smells....bad. This combined with everything else just makes the whole package a really shitty flatmate.
I've also got lectures at 9am most mornings in subjects that I really do appreciate going to lectures for so being awoken disgustingly early semi regularly is pissing me off to no end. Can't study properly when I'm tired.
|>>|| No. 26100
I twatted my kneecap into solid wood about two hours ago and it's still hurting like a mad bastard whenever I move my leg.
|>>|| No. 26102
I don't know if it's since the BBC changed their weathermen from the Met Office, but the lighting is a bit too bright and it makes their suits look off.
|>>|| No. 26104
It seems pretty reasonable to me. Those videos likely do reinforce stereotypes about Africans and Arabs existing just to suffer. It reminds of a story that, honestly, is often on my mind anyway, about a homeless girl in Mexico who, like a lot of wee kiddies in shit circumstances would be sent from car to car in rush hour gridlock asking for change. However, this girl was pale and blond and thousands of people around the world were horrified by her being on the streets when her photo appeared online. And there's nothing wrong with that, but what is an issue is that there are obviously unconscious stereotypes people carry with them that stops them having this reaction about the homeless kids who aren't blond and blue eyed.
>why are so many on the left insufferable
I don't know, you sound like an opinionated twat, you tell me? The word "problematic" doesn't even appear in that article, you cringe inducing tosspot.
|>>|| No. 26105
It'd be pretty hard for Comic Relief to shine the spotlight on children in Africa they're raising money for without actually, you know, meeting them and filming them. As this is a white majority country many of the celebrities they have to meet with them will be those dreaded white saviours.
I'd say using the most effective way to raise lots of money for charities is more important than the delicate sensibilities of the politically correct brigade who are prepared to take offence at almost anything.
|>>|| No. 26107
There's a sodding War Child ad halfway down the article that the critics of Comic Relief highlight as a positive example, you soft twats.
Deary fucking me, disagreement and descent can be very helpful, but all to often it seems to be the case that thick bastards haven't bothered reading the thing they're upset about properly.
|>>|| No. 26108
The problem isn't especially Comic Relief, but how Africa is portrayed in the media the other 364 days of the year. When asked basic questions about international development like "What proportion of the world's girls are in education?", highly educated people make less accurate guesses than average - in fact, they make worse guesses than pure chance. Most westerners know literally less than nothing about Africa; the continent they know about is a media fiction.
Comic Relief's films do a good job of getting people to donate, but they're a hugely misleading portrayal of Africa. They sell the narrative "If you don't help this desperate child, no-one else will", completely devaluing the tremendous work being done by many African governments and local aid agencies in eradicating poverty. The factually accurate narrative is "Africa is successfully modernising, but you can help them out at the margin by chucking in a few quid". That narrative might not be as effective at fundraising in the short-term, but it's vital if we're to establish mutually beneficial long-term relationships with African nations.
I'm not singling out Comic Relief, they're just part of a broader problem with the media's portrayal of Africa and our understanding of the continent. Imagine if German TV only showed the shit bits of Britain, if the average German imagined that Britain was just an endless sea of council estates and food banks, if most Germans had never seen a middle-class British person. That's where we're at with Africa. We never see downtown Lagos or Accra, we never see the skyscrapers and shopping malls, we never see the investment managers and civil engineers.
|>>|| No. 26109
>They sell the narrative "If you don't help this desperate child, no-one else will", completely devaluing the tremendous work being done by many African governments and local aid agencies in eradicating poverty.
You heard it here first. Don't donate to Comic Relief or all the work everyone else does will be undone. For every penny given on red nose day, three vaccines are confiscated from village hospitals and a well is filled in.
|>>|| No. 26112
You have a white saviour complex that's causing you to think that your internalised narrative of Africa dictates how well they'll do in the future.
|>>|| No. 26114
Please explain how the narrative being used to raise funds is actively harmful right now and why it can't be dropped in the future when it's no longer needed.
|>>|| No. 26115
>completely devaluing the tremendous work being done by many African governments and local aid agencies in eradicating poverty
Those "local aid agencies" are the ones being funded by the likes of Comic Relief, and African governments are by and large dysfunctional. The Ibrahim Prize, awarded for good governance and peaceful transition of power, has gone without a winner for six of the last eight years. The improvement in the overall condition of the continent is being driven by a better-off minority of countries. In the very poor central region, the gains of economic development are being almost entirely offset by deteriorating social and political development.
|>>|| No. 26116
>The Ibrahim Prize, awarded for good governance and peaceful transition of power, has gone without a winner for six of the last eight years.
I'm not entirely sure that you're drawing a fair conclusion. To quote the chairman of the prize committee:
"As I emphasise each year, a very high bar was deliberately set when the Prize was launched in 2006. We recognise and applaud the important contributions that many African leaders have made to change their countries for the better. But the Prize is intended to highlight and celebrate truly exceptional leadership, which is uncommon by its very definition."
There are certainly massive shortcomings in governance in Africa, but the broad trend is positive. GDP and HDI are up pretty much across the board, even in deeply troubled countries like DR Congo and CAR.
IMO, the key untold story about Africa is China's involvement. They have a much more sophisticated approach to aid and investment, offering comprehensive packages that include development aid, logistical support and trade deals. They're serious about developing mutually beneficial economic relationships, rather than just dumping in money or food. They're offshoring massive numbers of low-skilled manufacturing jobs to Africa to offset rising domestic wages.
Crucially, China is funding and supporting better governance - they're more than willing to share the secrets of their economic miracle. China knows how to drag a huge population out of poverty and they want to support African nations to do the same, because they see Africa as the highest trade growth opportunity over the next century. They have a vested interest in political and economic stability, because it's the only way they're going to see a return on their investment; conversely, NGOs have a vested interest in perpetuating the problems that they exist to combat.
|>>|| No. 26117
>They have a vested interest in political and economic stability, because it's the only way they're going to see a return on their investment; conversely, NGOs have a vested interest in perpetuating the problems that they exist to combat.
This is not even wrong.
|>>|| No. 26118
You aren't wrong about the white saviour complex and portraying Africans as helpless idiots, I remember seeing on the TV a bunch of celebrities (Ed among them), a few years back, asking, despite it being a largely Christian region of the world and recent improvements in education "do they know it's Christmas time at all?" Unbelievable how dumb do they think they are? Condescending pricks.
|>>|| No. 26119
I agree with a lot of what you've said, but the benevolence of China is a myth and they'd light a fire from Madagascar to Cameroon if it suited them.
|>>|| No. 26120
>GDP and HDI are up pretty much across the board, even in deeply troubled countries like DR Congo and CAR.
Whenever I see people on here posting things like this, I wonder if they even know what HDI is or if it's just an acronym they saw in a report once.
HDI is a purely quantitative measure, with no qualitative input. It measures exactly three things: income, life expectancy and years of education. It doesn't say anything about how the income is distributed, how the life expectancy is achieved or the quality of the education. North Korea gets a "high" rating almost entirely on the strength of its score in education because adult literacy is good and a child that survives to adulthood can expect to be in school for 12 years. Countries with oil revenues score highly on income regardless of whether the local dictator is pocketing half the money.
|>>|| No. 26122
I just read an article about Kezia Dugdale being evicted from I'm a Celeb, and about how she thinks it was a good idea. It contained the following:
>Leonard and other colleagues have been highly critical of her decision but she told the show’s hosts, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly...
Which is a very good microcosm of why it was actually a shite idea. Also the show's only been on for about two or three weeks, right? Something I'm counting as supporting evidence for my conclusion.
|>>|| No. 26123
I rarely get visitors to my flat, and I normally spend a week away with family over Christmas. Both of these things are common knowledge within my team, but they still seem to have trouble with the notion that I don't put up a tree or decorations.
|>>|| No. 26124
I've been given a bottle of Lancashire sauce.
For those unfamiliar with Lancashire sauce; if you wanted everything to taste of curry pot noodle, this is the sauce for you.
|>>|| No. 26125
I'd never heard of it, though presumably that's because there'd be a riot if a Yorkshire shop stocked it.
That does sound interesting though.
|>>|| No. 26126
Trust me, lad. There's nothing out there which could be improved by tasting more like curry flavour pot noodle.
|>>|| No. 26127
I'm old enough to remember when Pot Noodles actually tasted pretty good, because they were full of chemical flavouring and salt and MSG. They made them 'healthier' and they just became depressingly bland.
|>>|| No. 26128
That's just your nostalgia talking, in much the same way your teenage self probably thought white cider was palatable.
|>>|| No. 26129
I dunno, lad. I drank a lot of Lambrini in my mid-teens and it's always tasted like sickly piss.
|>>|| No. 26130
It's not really, you can taste the reduction of salt and such in loads of food these days. It's shite.
|>>|| No. 26131
No, I remember them changing it. It's not like I just had one years later, it was one month they were nice, the next they weren't, and had "NEW AND IMPROVED" written on them.
A more modern version is them taking half the sugar out of Lucozade. It's shit now.
Also, Curly Wurlys used to be bigger.
|>>|| No. 26132
>A more modern version is them taking half the sugar out of Lucozade
Didn't some diabetics die because they were in dire need of a sugar hit so they drank Lucozade without realising they'd cut the sugar levels in it?
|>>|| No. 26135
At least colours have changed.jpg
>EXPERIENCE IN IMAX
I hate advertisements that take a tone with me.
1) I'll do what I fucking want. Who made this cheap advertising agency an authority on how I consume media - I could feed the roll of film up my arse and there is not a damn thing the experience police could do to stop me.
2) And furthermore, while yes, the very act of existing is an experience, it's a cash grab movie based on reviving a brand from the 1970s so there is a rather limited frame of 'experience' at work here. If I stop into an IMAX theatre and experience the vacuum of space during the cgi shooty scenes I'm going to leave a very strongly worded review let me tell you.
I feel like you're going too far the other way on this. Africa is not some 'Coming Anarchy' nightmare but it is by and large a place of unimaginable poverty where small donations can and do save lives, even supposed jewels like Lagos are festering turds rife with poverty, crime and a small clique of rich kids trying to show off their meagre wealth inherited from vice.
Yes the image of desperate poverty and conflict is bad for attracting investors but it's also a complaint borne from insecure African chauvinism that refuses to accept reality. Everything is someone else's problem you see, destitution is not the problem it is the western media reporting it.
>IMO, the key untold story about Africa is China's involvement. They have a much more sophisticated approach to aid and investment, offering comprehensive packages that include development aid, logistical support and trade deals.
And providing unlimited credit cards to unstable governments, selling weapons to genocidal dictators etc.
Don't fall for the hype, China is doing what the rest of the world did up until the 1990s where loans could be unconditional and it will not only bite them in the arse later. They are becoming another USSR for tinpot dictators to turn to only this time they do so because the West refuses to lend to someone whose main source of tax revenue is onions despite being a country full of gold mines.
I feel like this should really be a discussion for /pol/ but I have to get my thoughts in or the world will be poorer for it.
|>>|| No. 26136
>I'll do what I fucking want
Er, you do realise every advert is telling you to do something?
|>>|| No. 26137
Not them, but I think it is a tone thing. "Make sure you don't miss your chance to see it on the big screen" has the same intended goal as "Go see it in the cinema now" but one feels constructive advice for your benifit, the other feels like an order.
|>>|| No. 26138
I've realised I enjoy food so much more when someone else makes it, which is a problem as a chef who lives alone. I've spent a lot of time and money trying to make amazing shit at home, but it's never worth the effort, and a shit chow mien is infinitely more satisfying than anything I make myself.
|>>|| No. 26139
Isn't that because, as a chef, you spend all 3 hours of free time a day drinking and crying, leaving you too incapable to cook for yourself?
|>>|| No. 26140
I lost the ability to cry years ago, your body eventually just realises it's a waste of resources.
|>>|| No. 26141
Sorry they kicked you off Masterchef, Jon. You should wash your hair a bit more often though, bloody hell.
|>>|| No. 26142
It's true, happened during the Great Desalination of the mid 00's where all the food manufacturers got the fear of god (or government) put in them and chucked out most of the salt in ready meals, replacing it with horrible low-sodium substitute, plus sugar and pepper.
Pot Noodles even tried to swing it as a health thing on the packaging, "now 40% less sodium" or something. Which was fucking ridiculous, because it's a Pot Noodle, if I gave a shit about my health I wouldn't be eating one.
|>>|| No. 26144
I'm watching Narcos on Netflix and it's beginning to dawn on me that I could probably have made quite a good drug dealer if I hadn't been raised quite so morally.
I'm a bit of a sociopath, a very good leader, and rather enterprising, if I do say so myself. Yet I find myself a couple of steps above middle management in an industry notorious for shite pay. I'd have been sensible enough to avoid being shot in the face like Escobar, and could have retired at 25 on a mountain of drugs.
|>>|| No. 26148
I can't remember what it was like to have a non blocked nose.
Fuck this cunting cold. I want to die.
|>>|| No. 26152
I was talking to a mental health support worker at university and he told me about how utterly fucked someone else he'd mentored had been, and how much he'd helped them, before announcing to me "and that person was student of the year 2017", which while I'm all for openness around mental illness, doesn't really seem fair.
|>>|| No. 26153
What the hell? Yeah that's too specific to be preserving client confidentiality.
|>>|| No. 26154
When I was a teenlad I was seeing some sort of college counsellor, and at one point when there were only three students in the room, he told this girl (who was clearly distressed with life a lot of the time) that two of the three were seeing the counsellor, trying to be reassuring to her but also trying to use a loophole to be smart. Of course, the other guy instantly blurted out that he wasn't in counselling. Anyway that teacher was an idiot.
|>>|| No. 26155
Protip: the words "counsellor" and "support worker" are unregulated. Anyone can call themselves a counsellor, regardless of their training.
|>>|| No. 26156
I can't remember his title exactly, but he did mention that his primary job was putting on cultural and extracurricular events at the uni. I was actually referred to him by another member of staff, he's not just some bloke who comes up to miserable looking students. Apparently he also holds a group therapy event outside of university for what he heavily implied was for victims of childhood sexual abuse. Well, he may have been implying it, or he's incapable of not mouthing off.
Whatever, I'm just suicidal, it's not like I piss myself, he can tell who he likes I suppose.
I tell you what though, something that properly, seriously, absolutely does my bleedin' head in, is those little sticky tabs you're supposed to seal loaves of bread with. Can't stand the buggers.
|>>|| No. 26158
I don't faff around with those sticky tabs. I just twist the end round until it's tight, and tuck it underneath the bottom of the loaf.
|>>|| No. 26159
Or you can just buy bagels so you can stick it down the hole in the middle.
|>>|| No. 26161
What does it mean if you own some of them, but you've also clipped one onto your scrotum in a fit of boredom?
|>>|| No. 26162
I had an unplanned trip away this weekend, but had a shopping delivery booked. I made a particular effort to make sure I'd be home in time, but the delivery was (understandably) cancelled. Which wouldn't have been quite so annoying had they told me a little earlier than just after I'd got on the train home.
|>>|| No. 26164
It means you're a masochist. We sadists prefer to clip them on lasses tits and fannies when our fits out boredom hit.
|>>|| No. 26166
It's definitely happened since the smoking ban, but TOPLADS who fart at bars and in nightclubs.
|>>|| No. 26170
I bought a pack of reduced chestnuts from Co-op last night. However, because they have a habit of not always putting the reduced label over the original bar code, I've been charged full price and I've only noticed this morning.
|>>|| No. 26172
Sometimes I think "let's just set fire to certain people".
A lot, sometimes.
|>>|| No. 26177
Getting my traditional festive throat infection for no reason again. I can feel the cunt, emerging out from the back of my neck, it's early this year too.
|>>|| No. 26178
Fucking hell there's been some bad shit going around this year. Starting to really consider this whole super bug, antibiotic resistant stuff. This has stuck with me for two weeks and I still feel congested, but slowly getting better. Everyone's dropping with it though.
|>>|| No. 26179
Anything 'going around' is almost always going to be a virus, which had nothing to do with antibiotics.
|>>|| No. 26180
People who leave voicemails rather than drop a text. Who do they think they are?!
Eh, could be worse. At least she did it in her own style rather than making the same song but worse. Although given it's Oasis that would be quite an achievement.
|>>|| No. 26181
>People who leave voicemails rather than drop a text. Who do they think they are?!
I am looking forward to the day that it is socially normal not to carry a phone.
|>>|| No. 26182
I'm being held against my will and being made to watch Wall Street 2 by some extended family members.
|>>|| No. 26183
These Christmas scented candles won't stop flickering. It's making me feel seasick.
|>>|| No. 26184
Scented candles always smell really sickly to me. Why are there no really good ones? I can't believe we're discussing scented candles on an image board.
|>>|| No. 26185
I asked for 12 first class stamps and the person at the counter said they don't do them in 12s, only 6s. He then stood there like a wally until I explicitly asked for two 6s.
I know some people aren't good with numbers but how does anyone get to their mid-20s without being able to count to twelve?
|>>|| No. 26187
I probably should have included the detail that he'd already told me they came in 6s and 12s.
|>>|| No. 26189
I've yet to
degenerate evolve to the point of thinking a text saying "big up xmas bro x" is an adequate greeting. Then again I also still do old-fashioned things like hand-writing the "Dear" and "Yours" on printed letters.
|>>|| No. 26193
I've recently readopted sending Christmas cards. I feel that the fact that I've gone to an extra level of effort is responded to positively.
I react politely to people when they tell me they didn't get me a card - no big deal I don't expect it. But that's because deep down I smugly think I am better than them at the being nice competition. I’m like the Patrick Bateman of warm Christmas gestures.
I might even bake cookies for my family when I visit my parents on Boxing Day. That’ll show the cunts.
|>>|| No. 26194
I can't shake the feeling that if I started asking people for their addresses they might think something dodgy was up.
|>>|| No. 26195
The concept of the Magic Mellow and Magic Chilled radio stations.
I doubt anyone in the country has ever thought Magic FM was too intense for them and they needed something more laid back and pedestrian.
|>>|| No. 26196
They don't know it, but a substantial proportion of the population would really prefer to listen to Eno's Music for Airports on a continuous loop.
|>>|| No. 26198
I wish we lived in a right proper totalitarian shithole, that way people would be used to getting hit.
I fucking hate people shopping this time of year, shops always full with people getting in the fucking way, panicking that the shops will be shut for 1 day, 2 at most. I wish I had a baton to clear a path through these cunts.
|>>|| No. 26199
>I wish we lived in a right proper totalitarian shithole, that way people would be used to getting hit.
The funny thing is from what I've read of life in Nazi Berlin the pedestrian traffic operated like clockwork, everyone kept the pace and stayed on the right side of the pavement/stairs allowing for peak efficiency.
Typical of Britain though that when we finally do get a police state it's so fucking inept that dawdlers and other cretins flourish because the police are too busy getting their nails to match the colour of their high heels
|>>|| No. 26200
From what I remember from my school trip to Germany too much over 10 years ago, Berlin is still quite like that even now.
The problem is more to do with British people being raised and educated inside their own special bubble, completely fucking oblivious to anything on the outside that isn't about to walk right into them.
|>>|| No. 26203
Berlin's pretty awesome now, it's quite a young trendy place so there's a lot of hipsters though. Lots of drugs too.
|>>|| No. 26204
Yeah I went a couple of years ago and fucking loved the place - walked for miles.
|>>|| No. 26205
Do you ever feel like going "shut the fuck up, Dad, this is bollocks is why mum left"; explaining in the most painstaking detail how to pay for a takeaway, I mean really? I'm twenty-three for goodness sake.
|>>|| No. 26206
You calmly and condescendingly explain that you understand the concept and have performed the action countless times before.
|>>|| No. 26207
Ask the stupidest questions about the process until he realises you're taking the piss.
|>>|| No. 26208
I fucking hated Berlin.
And this is why. I walked for fucking miles and never found a thing that justified it. I understand that it's largely a city rebuilt after the war and all that but even Rotterdam was more pleasant. Maybe I should visit Dresden, for balance.
|>>|| No. 26209
I don't know about those lads but much as I now loath Berlin I can attest that in 2005 it was a great city. Then a few years later it was a complete toilet like the rest of Northern Germany. I think when they broke ground at the New Berlin Airport they uncovered an ancient
Indian Saxon burial ground.
>Maybe I should visit Dresden, for balance.
Try Stuttgart or B-W in general. It's one of those regions that makes you feel like you come from a third world country.
|>>|| No. 26211
>All Europe is third world
I struggle to imagine what your definition of first world could possibly be, and who, if anyone, meets its criteria.
|>>|| No. 26214
Don't forget their health system, which is second only to France
The United Kingdom
The Republic of Ireland
The United Arab Emirates
but other than that they are leading the way.
|>>|| No. 26216
The US is such good value for money that one of the most critically-acclaimed TV series of all time is about a chemistry teacher who becomes a drug kingpin to pay off his cancer bills.
People are taking Ubers to A&E in the US because it's cheaper than an ambulance.
|>>|| No. 26217
There's no sympathy here for people without car insurance. There should be no sympathy for Americans without health insurance.
|>>|| No. 26218
This is a plainly ignorant thing to say. Even putting aside the specifics and thinking it through for a minute would lead you to think that people voluntarily buy a car, they don't voluntarily get sick. One expense is optional, the other is imposed by virtue of being born in a particular place, and it is knowingly set above what many are able to pay.
|>>|| No. 26219
Also, health insurance can be cripplingly expensive in the US. Before the Affordable Care Act, many people were completely uninsurable due to pre-existing conditions. Did you survive childhood leukemia? Tough shit, you can't get health insurance. Do you have a hereditary condition like Huntington's disease? Good luck with that, but we're not going to cover you.
They spend more than any other country on healthcare as a proportion of GDP, but have health outcomes that are worse than many low-income countries. Life expectancy in the US is almost identical to that in Cuba, despite an almost fivefold difference in healthcare expenditure per capita. The average Briton can expect to live three years longer than the average American.
The real madness is that the US government spends more on healthcare than the British government, to the tune of about $900/person/year. Americans have to pay more in tax for their healthcare, plus they have to spend about $3500 each for health insurance and they still have worse healthcare outcomes than we do.
|>>|| No. 26220
>The real madness is that the US government spends more on healthcare than the British government, to the tune of about $900/person/year. Americans have to pay more in tax for their healthcare, plus they have to spend about $3500 each for health insurance and they still have worse healthcare outcomes than we do.
I've never heard that before. That is absurd.
|>>|| No. 26222
tbh car insurance (along with most other forms) has always seemed like a bit of a scam that should be nationalised.
Though I've realized lots of services that "ought" to be nationalised are kept private so that things like raising premiums aren't seen as controversial "political" decisions, but as private market actions that you can't fight in parliament. That said, at the very least having some baseline state insurance would be nice since the state also makes you get insurance.
It's interesting to note that New Zealand has no-fault (personal, not car afaik) accident insurance provided by the state, distinct from health insurance in general.
Though on a tangent taking us back to healhcare, I'm not sure whether kiwis had a nice health system until the 1980s fucked it up, or if theirs was always inferior which is to say, "more private than" to ours.
|>>|| No. 26223
Why the fuck woudl you nationalise car insurance? So Eric can crash his 3L golf and kill a family of five on the cheap?
Fucking fantasies of 17 year olds.
|>>|| No. 26224
Surprised there are posters who still didn't know America spends more for a worse healthcare system than us, it's highly cited in defence of the NHS.
|>>|| No. 26225
There's no real reason it should cost £1500 to insure a young driver and £50 for an 80 year old driver. I know which one I'd prefer to share the road with, the one who can actually fucking see me.
|>>|| No. 26226
The actuaries know what they're doing. Elderly drivers tend to have relatively low-speed prangs. They don't do huge mileage, they don't generally drive at night and they avoid busy roads. A small but significant proportion of young drivers have catastrophic accidents at high speed, often with several young passengers in the car. A compensation payout for a teenager who'll need 24/7 care for life can run into the tens of millions; you don't need many of those accidents to push the average up for everyone.
|>>|| No. 26227
If car insurance is profitable, better that profit goes to the state than a private sector company that people are obligated to buy from by the state.
Nationalise isn't exactly the right word though - what I'm imagining is more like a state owned car insurance company run at arms length, which becomes the default choice for everyone anyway. (Think "the BBC of car insurance")
It's not about premiums at all. I'd gladly see those go through the roof to get people off the road because I'm sick of waiting at traffic lights. It's a more weird thing that comes down to a conception of how the state and individual should interact, which I'll spare you the tedium of going into.
|>>|| No. 26228
NATIONALISE MY ARSE.
It's bloated, greedy, hazardous to the environment and subject to constant interference by foreign nationals.
|>>|| No. 26229
What an absolute tit. How "Russia" stopped the "Blitzkrieg"? Is he taking the piss? Well I'll never know, because I'm too disgusted to watch this video.
|>>|| No. 26230
I'm not sure what your objection is. Unlike any other power on continental Europe, Russia managed to halt the mechanised advance of Germany and bog them down in a slow war of attrition. The video outlines the tactical basis of Blitzkrieg, Russia's response and the importance of mass-production of the T-34.
|>>|| No. 26232
You're clearly far too great an expert to waste your time talking to ignorant plebs like us, so why don't you just fuck off?
|>>|| No. 26233
Not him but didn't the German advance halt because of the shitty conditions that is Russia, not to mention Hitler not ordering the taking of Moscow when he could have. The Russians got thier arses kicked in the first few years of the war, it was only after the land itself halted the advance that they were able to launch a successful counter attack since they were used to the conditions. D Day and pressure from north Africa also took pressure away from the eastern front.
If the Japs had opted to attack Russia and left the US things could have been a lot different.
|>>|| No. 26235
Never implyed it was "ARE BOYS" that won the war. Just pointing out the fact that it wasn't so much the Red army that halted the Blitzkrieg but rather the weather, the quality of the land and pressure elsewhere in the war which stopped the Germans from advancing, the Russians were able to capitalize on this and push them back. Had the Germans been able to keep pushing then the Russians wouldn't have had the chance to come back since they wouldn't have had that grace period to produce and deploy T-34's in huge numbers.
I'm sure there is some daily mail comments section you can have a cunt off in instead of here.
|>>|| No. 26236
It does say "Russia" and not "the red army". Whole thing could be about the weather.
|>>|| No. 26237
Ignoring the weather, my understanding is that Nazi logistics were so poor that they'd have struggled to make it deep into Russia even if it was perma-summer, and they faced zero military opposition - just angry peasants performing scorched earth tactics.
Though obviously poor weather takes all your logistical problems and multiplies them by a thousand.
|>>|| No. 26238
How dare you cast doubt upon the awesome capabilities of the KV tank series. Imagine the German shock upon encountering these beasts for the first time and watching in horror as everything they threw at it bounced off impotently.
|>>|| No. 26239
I fucking hate Jurassic World. It's charmless, idiotic, shite, and worst of all my mum likes it more than Jurassic Park so now we have to watch JW on Boxing Day instead of JP; one of my all time favourite films. I'm not looking to argue that JP is a cinematic masterpiece or otherwise, but JW is dreck and even really fancying Bryce Dallas Howard can't change that.
|>>|| No. 26242
>How dare you cast doubt upon the awesome capabilities of the KV tank series.
Uh oh, someone is going to have a tantrum when people point out their favourite tank's impact on the war and blitzkrieg was minor and that's why they stopped building them
|>>|| No. 26244
The quotation marks around the word tank on type classification on the wiki pageis a nice touch.
I have to disagre though, it is a damn good thing the Czechz only begrugingly co-operated with the Germans otherwise we would have lost the war. Pic related
|>>|| No. 26246
That's just a scout car though, don't be mean. You get similar vehicles in operation today and that one was fairly well armoured too for all the size of it.
|>>|| No. 26247
What's the advantage of something like that over the average squaddie land rover?
|>>|| No. 26248
A decent armoured car will resist anything up to a .50BMG round or an RPG and offered some protection against anti-tank mines, whereas a soft-skinned vehicle provides almost no protection to the occupants. Snatch Land Rovers could protect against small arms fire, but they were useless against IEDs; they were also extremely unstable at speed, because the additional armour made the vehicles very top-heavy.
The Snatch has now been withdrawn from combat use after a series of preventable deaths and replaced by a variety of purpose-built AFVs. The most direct comparable vehicle is the Foxhound, which has four wheels, holds up to six occupants and has a top speed of 70mph. Crucially for use in Afghanistan, it has a v-hull which offers excellent protection against IEDs.
|>>|| No. 26249
For some reason there's a link to the Counter Strike wiki on my new tab recommendations page. To my knowledge I have never visited the Counter Strike wiki. I've never even played the game beyond about 3 hours in 2014 when I bought it on a steam sale because I was drunk, and decided it was shit.
|>>|| No. 26250
Oh? Like how the English Channel saved Britian and ARE BOYS never really did anything... Right?
|>>|| No. 26251
They make these or something very similar in a nearby town and I've seen a couple sitting in their yard waiting to be delivered.
They're so big and solid, they look like you could drive straight through a house.
|>>|| No. 26252
They were still pumping out tanks up here in what used to be a Vickers plant. I have little to add to your thought, other than them tanks are fucking huge. It's one of those things you only get a scale of when you see it up close, or at least drive next to one strapped to a flatbed on the motorway.
|>>|| No. 26253
I once got stuck in traffic behind a Sea King helicopter on a flatbed. I was initially struck by how crude and archaic it looked. It's all exposed rivets and wonky seams, like a Robot Wars entry that got knocked out in the first round. Siri informed me that the Sea King was first produced in 1969 and has barely changed since. I can only applaud the designers - they must have done a remarkable job if the Sea King is still proving useful nearly 50 years later.
|>>|| No. 26254
They are low-tech but pretty brilliant. See also the Chinooks and the Osprey. Amazing aircraft but held together with glue and string.
|>>|| No. 26255
>Sea King was first produced in 1969
59, lad, the design is already 50 years old. 69 is just when the UK started producing them.
|>>|| No. 26257
I've received some hand-me-down sheets and quilt covers. I've got IKEA around 20 minutes walk away, so I went to get some pillow cases to match them. Naturally they had every other fucking colour in stock bar the ones I needed.
|>>|| No. 26258
The other thing you have to watch with Ikea bedding is that it it designed to fit their own (European sized, non standard) beds. If you have a "normal" queen/king sized bed then they won't fit right.
|>>|| No. 26259
It's only the fitted sheets you need to worry about, and all you have to do is check the packaging. The Euro sizes will show dimensions, whereas the UK sizes will also say Single/Double/King. The duvet and pillow cases aren't an issue, because these days they're all the same.
|>>|| No. 26261
My dad's got a mate who's basically the decorator from Peep Show and he makes me pretty edgy.
|>>|| No. 26263
Touts. I'm still miffed that The League of Gentlemen live sold out in all of three minutes and were instantly on the resale site for up to 6.5 times face value.
|>>|| No. 26264
Cunts on Amazon.
If I click though to the Kindle version of the novel of "Leaving Las Vegas", I don't actually get to buy a Kindle ebook of the novel, rather I'm offered the chance to purchase an ebook copy of the screenplay. This isn't actually explained, though, and if you didn't check the page count and name of the "author" then you probably wouldn't know.
And indeed some poor cunts didn't work it out before buying (or apparent even after buying), with one particularly sad case lamenting in his review "I thought this novel was going to be an actual story, like the film, but it's sort of just like the film but without the dialogue. Weird.".
To add insult to injury, you can buy a Kindle edition of the actual novel on the American website, but obviously I can't do that because my Kindle is registered in the UK.
|>>|| No. 26265
Why don't they just call it PUB? Battlegrounds is all one word.
|>>|| No. 26269
Why don't they just call it Battlegrounds? That's a very solid name for a game, and I think the inclusion of the devs name in the title is a bit crass. Even Sid Meier games didn't include his name in the full title.
I would have guessed it was a copyright thing, but if we brought out a film called "marple's Star Wars" we'd still have some frank correspondence about it.
|>>|| No. 26271
>Even Sid Meier games didn't include his name in the full title.
Say what now?
>It's only called 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' because 'Battlegrounds' you can't get a copyright on. You just can't. So calling it 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' [makes sense] because it was 'PlayerUnknown's Battle Royale' before that. And it's all caps because it looks better as all caps. No other reason. I'm not shouting it.
|>>|| No. 26272
My point is nobody calls it Sid Meier's Civilization, and nobody says "I'm off to play SMCA"
|>>|| No. 26274
I finished watching something on the iPlayer via my Xbox before attempting to stream BBC1 live, getting annoyed that I couldn't, then remembering I could just watch TV normally.
|>>|| No. 26275
How long until intellectual property law catches up with the internet and people start being entitled to royalties from their Twitter posts?
It's a fucking ludicrous idea I know but I'm starting to get fucked off with how many newspaper "articles" these days are basically just fucking tweet galleries. I don't even use twitter myself, but when you think about it, that's basically the same thing as playing music or printing artwork without paying the band/artist.
These hacks are just having their articles written for them by plagiarising it all straight off Twitter and it's well beyond the point of too much. Nobody cares what Zach Braff thinks about Donald Trump's latest fuck up.
|>>|| No. 26276
>How long until intellectual property law catches up with the internet and people start being entitled to royalties from their Twitter posts?
They are. If you put someone else's tweet on a t-shirt, you'd be legally obliged to pay royalties. The news media have a specific exemption under section 30 of the Copyrights, Designs and Patents Act 1988, which allows them to quote copyrighted content for the purpose of reporting on current events. A listicle of quoted tweets are right on the border of what's legal; they need some pretence of reporting the news.
|>>|| No. 26277
For the purposes of CDPA, a quotation is a selective extract, and it can only be as much as necessary. Reproducing an entire tweet from some utter nobody must surely fail this test on both counts.
Also, if you're at the scene of an incident, take a photo instead of video. The exemption doesn't apply to photographs, and the NUJ have a rate card and guidelines you can use to price up your invoice. In general, you can justify asking a multiple for "retroactive licensing" (the technical term for asking a thief to pay after the fact).
|>>|| No. 26278
It could be argued that a single tweet is a selective abstract from someone's feed and couldn't be further abridged without losing all meaning.
|>>|| No. 26279
In that case, I'm going to reproduce the entirety of Fifty Shades of Grey and tell the publisher that I'm only reproducing a selective abstract from the Fifty Shades series to the extent necessary to justify the context of a Buzzfeed "article" Every Word Of "Fifty Shades Of Grey" In The Order They Originally Appeared.
Either way, you need to meet both limbs of the test - selection and necessity. Quoting some random person off of the internet isn't strictly necessary for the context of the news story, because Person Posts Bollocks On Twitter isn't news.
|>>|| No. 26280
I want a job where I eat sweets and cured meat and I'm also a secret agent.
|>>|| No. 26282
I think I have an uncle who did that already. I suppose I'll get a real job then.
|>>|| No. 26284
Black pudding is just a poorly made sausage and if you enjoy it you're probably from the 1970's, like Thatcherism and molesting teenagers at the BBC.
|>>|| No. 26285
I never enjoyed it so much as found it surprisingly un-awful considering what it's made of.
|>>|| No. 26286
A lack of manners in general. People these days seem less likely to say "thank you" when you show them common courtesy.
|>>|| No. 26287
I think that varies a lot by which area of the country you're in, whether people say thank you when you hold a door. I found they do in Manchester and don't in Nottingham.
|>>|| No. 26288
Today was in York.
There were a few instances but, for example, if it was me and someone else waited at the other end of a passageway to let me through first then I'd thank them for it.
|>>|| No. 26289
I want my friend to stop posting online.
She's nice [enough] in person, but on the internet she's completely insufferable.
|>>|| No. 26291
Unfortunately, she's one of those people who talks in real life about things she's posted online. Well, pictures or videos from other people she's shared, so there's a reasonable chance she'd find out if I did that.
It was bad enough that she'd take up a hobby for a few weeks, become utterly obsessed with it, before getting bored; for example she joined the gym, would post videos of her using a Smith Machine and go on about how all the boys would gaze at her open-mouthed as she [used the machine to help her] lifted a [very minimal] weight, fully believing that she was stronger than them, and would bang on about how she was going to give up her job to become a personal trainer, then she gave up on it completely and has more than lost any shape she gained.
Now she gets into lots of online arguments with strangers, usually over something political. That's if you can really call them arguments; it's more just hurling insults at one other and using straw men. More recently she's taken up being abusive to people who complain on social media to companies, including an unpalatable episode where she was abusing a disabled man who'd soiled himself inside a shop because their toilet facilities were locked.
I think I get why she does it; if you meet her mother you can tell the apple didn't fall far from the tree. She's always been overly opinionated, one for making a storm in a teacup and getting involved in/manufacturing drama, but she's getting worse. She's been single and living alone for well over a decade now and she still hasn't being able to get over her last boyfriend two-timing her, actually she was the bit on the side without realising it, so she's quite bitter.
|>>|| No. 26293
I'm assuming it's her way of unwinding; she works in a customer-facing role as the live in manager of a chain hotel, think Travelodge only much cheaper, so she's kind of married to the job and is forever complaining about people who stay in her hotel.
|>>|| No. 26294
You can unfollow her on facebook without unfriending her, and if she asks you about something she posted just tell her you don't go on facebook much anymore.
Or just ignore it? Sounds like if you tried to say something to her she's just post about it.
|>>|| No. 26295
I'm toying with the nuclear option of saving screenshots of her online abuse, particularly if she's directing it at disabled people who've soiled themselves, to send to her employer. You've got to be pretty thick if you're going to abuse people on Facebook on public posts using your account with your full name on.
|>>|| No. 26296
You just went from. "She's alright, but I wish she would stop picking fights online" to "I'm going to actively sabotage her life".
|>>|| No. 26297
My brother was like this. I warned him about bad shit that could happen to him (like >>26295), so he he stopped.
He didn't really stop, I went on his computer when he left it unlocked just to snoop around and found out that he is a horrible cunt to everyone anonymously.
I can't really blame him because I'm a cunt too.
|>>|| No. 26298
>I went on his computer when he left it unlocked just to snoop around
>I'm a cunt too
|>>|| No. 26299
It's a bad habit. I used to fix laptops and computers years ago, and I used to snoop around way too much.
|>>|| No. 26300
It's just trapped wind but the all-but-ridden hypochondriac in me is still insisting my heart has exploded.
|>>|| No. 26301
The website I bought some new boots off specifically said Royal Mail delivery, the fuckers gave them to parcelforce instead.
They have a policy of trying to redeliver the next working day if you're not in, so that means I lose a day before I can do anything to collect it.
Once they've tried to deliver twice, you can use their website to book them to send the package to a post office you can collect it from. The day it was meant to be collected rolled around, and nothing, tracking information said still at the depot, and the post office definitely hadnt had it. I tried again, got another confirmation number, and still nothing seemed to be happening. So today I tried calling the depot, and they've promised me it will be at the post office to collect tomorrow.
And no, I'm not collecting from their fucking depot because it's a pain in the arse driving into the middle of Birmingham.
|>>|| No. 26305
I don't understand why ecommerce firms cannot let you choose the shipping company (and charge you extra for the privilege if need be). If it happened, Yodel and Parcelforce would be out of business within a month.
|>>|| No. 26306
This is directed at me, but I am pissed off at myself.
My credit card payment came out of my bank account putting me into overdraft two weeks ago, but I've been so busy I hadn't checked it (like a cunt), and I now owe HSBC £70 in overdraft fees.
|>>|| No. 26307
They send me a text if I go into overdraft, maybe check if you can get the same?
|>>|| No. 26308
My credit card payments go out in the mid twenties, so last month they went out on the Friday before Christmas but weren't reflected in my balances until the following Thursday.
I don't get this at all. It's all electronic these days and it's not like the computers don't work weekends.
|>>|| No. 26309
It's in their interests to make it stupid so they can charge you for overdraft.
|>>|| No. 26310
I've got the text alert set up now, cheers.
I've vowed once I am out of the current financial mess I'm in, I'm switching to Revolut. I've had one for a couple of years because I used it for some travel abroad (they give you the interbank exchange rate and you can add extra money in a flash), but they are moving toward a whole-thing deal now.
They give you a sort code and bank account number these days, and as soon as you make a transaction with the card, often before I can get it out of the reader, I've got a notification telling me what I spent and where.
It's proof that computers can work weekends, but most banks are shit cunts.
|>>|| No. 26313
Isn't Monzo one of those data harvesters where it turns out you're the product?
|>>|| No. 26314
That's one three hour break from Steam per day. Which is quite frightening. I suppose they could be leaving it on while they idle in game for whatever reason? Depends what the application they've been spending the time in is.
|>>|| No. 26315
Yeah, it's mostly Football Manager, which is a "game" that can quite happily idle in the background, and I've fallen asleep playing it plenty of times, but this lad seems to be slipping in and out of a coma.
|>>|| No. 26316
Normal banks also sell your data. The only way around it is to keep everything you have in cash, assets, or preferably, buried gold.
|>>|| No. 26318
My girlfriend's thought process.
Perhaps it's just me, but if I needed to order a takeaway online and also sort out my car insurance I'd order the takeaway first, so that could be cooked whilst I sorted out the car insurance, rather than doing the latter first and having to wait longer for food.
|>>|| No. 26319
Twitter keeps suggesting I follow either Kantbot and his cohorts or alternatively a bunch of idiotic webcomic artists/video game people. I have no interest in either and certainly don't follow any part of either.
|>>|| No. 26320
So? It's the algorithm, innit? You evidently follow people whose followers are likely to also be followers of these suggestions.
Who the hell is Kantbot anyway?
|>>|| No. 26321
I wish spring would hurry the fuck up, everytime I wake up and look out my windows it's like I'm in Russia.
Everything is grey, brown and white with leafless trees looking dead. I need some fucking greenery and sunshine.
|>>|| No. 26322
My boy refuses to wake up after 6am but it doesn't get light to half eight. I want to take him to the playground, damn it!
|>>|| No. 26323
It's been half an hour and I'm still unsure as to whether this is a euphemism for your cock, or your son just prefers sleeping in in the mornings.
|>>|| No. 26324
There is a middle aged couple on the train openly talking about doing ket. It's not even noon Goddamnit, what's happening out there, man!?
|>>|| No. 26325
There are some quite obviously unrelated groups to those, who I follow but get no recommendations for.
|>>|| No. 26326
My fucking housemate. Why does it smell like burned shit? Because we have a fucking ceramic top electric cooker. "Yeah U know it smells, the cooker's dirty" you fucking what bitch? There's Barkeepers Friend and fucking Hob Brite under the sink, don't you god damn tell me "it's dirty" like there's nothing you can do about it you filthy worthless pile of dog shit. It takes less than a minute to scrub your shit off the hob, fucking do it.
|>>|| No. 26327
Chuck her out. She can't even clean up after herself. Wars have broken out over lesser things than that. Probably.
|>>|| No. 26328
They've also been resolved more quickly. We once went to war with Zanzibar over something trifling, and had the whole thing wrapped up in under an hour.
|>>|| No. 26330
I got my mortgage statement today. It's quite depressing that the amount I've paid in interest is about double the amount I've paid off the capital.
|>>|| No. 26332
Wouldn't I be better sticking the amount I can overpay by into a stocks and shares ISA instead? The mortgage is 3.69% fixed for another couple of years.
|>>|| No. 26333
I went a bit bonkers with the wanking and now my Jap's eye aches a bit. I didn't shove anything up it by the way.
|>>|| No. 26334
>I didn't shove anything up it by the way.
The fact you'd even add this instantly makes me think you did.
|>>|| No. 26336
I'm using a Dualshock 4 controller on my Windows laptop, and for some reason the Fifa demo sees it as two controllers, and the right trigger only seems to have a deadzone beyond 80% or 90% of the way down. I'm a bit disappointed, but also too lazy to fix it all.
|>>|| No. 26337
I would assume it would take 30 seconds at the most to change the keybindings.
|>>|| No. 26339
>the right trigger only seems to have a deadzone beyond 80% or 90% of the way down
It might be it was held down when it was plugged in, have you tried taking it out and putting it back in?
|>>|| No. 26340
Fucking Adobe acrobat reader has turned into a peice of shit. If you try scroll up or down on a large document the pages wiz past you have no fine control over what you are looking at. I've ended up opening the file in firefox instead.
|>>|| No. 26341
Most Adobe products have completely turned to shit. It's like somewhere around version 10 they just ran out of ideas and started adding bullshit to the products. Photoshop, Illustrator all the same.
|>>|| No. 26342
Somewhere around version 10 the competition was dead.
A recent update removed support for a particular codec which was supported out of the box by Windows 10. The official response to affected customers was "just upgrade to Windows 10".
|>>|| No. 26343
For about two or three years now I've thought Vangelis (Blade Runner/Chariots of Fire) was dead, this is not the case. I could have sworn I heard that on 6 Music one time.
|>>|| No. 26344
People who pronounce "Croissants" correctly. It does my fucking head in.
This is the fucking Midlands M8. Say "crossonts" or get back on that boat to Greece or wherever it is breakfast pastries were invented you soapy twonk.
|>>|| No. 26345
There's a whole theory about thoughts and memories like that called the Mandela Effect.
It's fun to read about.
|>>|| No. 26351
My phone has updated to Oreo and now all the icons look shit. Bonus 101 points for there being no way to turn this "feature" off.
|>>|| No. 26354
I had some pre-Kraft Dairy Milk today. It really made it sink in how much they've fucked up Cadbury's.
|>>|| No. 26355
It's alright, lad. Just always remember that everything turns to dust and that happiness is a meaningless distraction from the truth: all is void.
|>>|| No. 26358
>everything turns to dust
It does when fucking Seppos are involved and they're replacing cocoa butter and solids with cocoa powder and extra sugar or they start using soured milk to increase the shelf life, so something that used to taste smooth and creamy now tastes like waxy vomit.
|>>|| No. 26360
Cadbury's now has a bit of a Hershey's waxy vomit taste and a bit of a Kinnerton cheap chocolate taste to it.
I used to work with a woman who would go to New York several times a year and would make a big deal about bringing Hershey's back for us as a treat.
|>>|| No. 26361
>unironically adopting a nostalgic snobbishness over Cadbury's vegetable fats gloop mix
|>>|| No. 26362
Whatever fat they used it didn't smell and taste like old vomit, so I think it's perfectly fine to have that preference.
|>>|| No. 26363
The "Hershy's tastes like waxy vomit" thing is utter bullshit. It's pretty crap chocolate but to say it tastes that disgusting is just fucking retarded.
And you, stop fucking green texting like that.
|>>|| No. 26364
It's not that the entire thing tastes disgusting, it's that it literally has an underlying taste of vomit.
It's a genuine, actual thing, and in no way bullshit. It's because of butyric acid. The RSC can explain : https://www.chemistryworld.com/podcasts/butyric-acid/1017662.article
I assume if you're brought up with the stuff, you get used to it pretty quickly. But to an outsider with a differently developed palette, it's all too real.
|>>|| No. 26365
There's also another problem with chocolate. Manufacturers are increasingly swapping out some of the cocoa butter with cheap vegetable oils like palm or shea oil. Which just aint right.
|>>|| No. 26366
Even that mumbling, autistic, racistlad who just got sent down had his own flat and at least one mate who was willing to visit him there.
Not great for my self esteem, that.
|>>|| No. 26367
A co-worker of mine had to apologise for writing a message in caps on a bottom of an inventory request.
The person on the other end seems to think that writing in caps is rude.
What a fucking time to be alive.
|>>|| No. 26368
What kind of upbringing and life must one lead to find leaving caps lock on upsetting?
|>>|| No. 26370
Surely doing inventory requests in capital letters is the required format given the potential for things to spiral out of control?
|>>|| No. 26372
I've got absolutely shite handwriting, I write in caps if I actually want people to be able to understand it.
It's distressing that he was made to apologise, though, what the fuck. I can guarantee I wouldn't have, unless of course I could submit a written apology - you see where I'm going.
|>>|| No. 26373
Live episodes of podcasts. They're just not the same.
|>>|| No. 26374
I agree. They never sound as natural, and waiting for audience laughter to die down in a podcast really ruins the flow.
There was a pretty funny episode of TESD where they played a live show they did that absolutely bombed, and provided blow-by-blow commentary of it. But that's not really the same as it was set after the fact.
I really want to enjoy RHLSTP, but if you put two comedians on a stage they go into funny joke entertain mode, which is frustrating even as candid as some of his discussions get, you just know you're missing out on a huge chunk of it because the guest is performing.
|>>|| No. 26375
As someone who works in the medical proffession, I consider writing in block capitals to be actively polite. Doctor's handwriting is not a meme.
|>>|| No. 26377
My son explained to me today about how he mugged people off. Young person lingo is weird.
|>>|| No. 26382
Co-op have upped the price of their milk, from £2 for 2 x 4 pint bottles to £2.20.
|>>|| No. 26383
Nothing like realising you're out of paracetamol at ten to four on a Sunday.
|>>|| No. 26385
I asked in the corner shop and they had some. No bloody Nik Naks mind, cheeky sods.
|>>|| No. 26386
No Nik Naks in Asda or McColls either. Are we just out of Nik Naks worldwide or something? Is that it now, they're just gone? I'm getting a bit tired of not having any sodding Nik Naks.
|>>|| No. 26389
I got some from B&M's.
Those shops are depressing as fuck but there's no better place to go for processed delights.
|>>|| No. 26390
Try B&Ms, Home Bargains, Poundland, etc. Any sufficiently large enough Supermarket I'd expect to stock them though, that is a bit odd.
While you're in HB, get some Pussy Juice. It's a right laf.
|>>|| No. 26391
Wispas just vanished for ages. Maybe it's like a use it or lose it thing.
|>>|| No. 26394
Why is the man from the NRA just chatting away on the BBC like it has fuck all to do with the UK?
|>>|| No. 26395
Because lefty cunts think American problems are our problems, and in doing so sometimes make American problems our problems.
|>>|| No. 26397
I caught some of The Mash Report. Fucking hell. Talk about going for the lowest of the low hanging fruit.
|>>|| No. 26398
Nish is a bit too passive aggressive for my taste, he has some funny jokes though.
|>>|| No. 26399
I think the largest laugh of the night by the audience came from a joke where the punchline was that UKIP are racist. It just felt lazy, like they were going for the easiest of targets and even then making largely superficial points, and a little on the smug and self-congratulatory side.
It reminded me of a quote I read from a left-wing comedy troupe years ago. They tried doing a political tour but gave up because the audiences effectively wanted nothing more than to bark like seals for the full duration about statements like "Tony Blair and George Bush are cunts" rather than anything with any real depth or insight.
|>>|| No. 26400
People are conditioned like that now, panel shows are killing stand-up that doesn't fit the mold. Only guys I know who've broken free from that are Stuart Lee, Bo Burnham and Tim Minchin. They are all left-wing, but make great satirical points targeted at the left and get laughs consistently. I'd wager their audiences overlap significantly.
|>>|| No. 26401
It's a tad lazy, but they do deserve some credit for featuring Geoff Norcott as their "right-wing correspondent". His conservative views seem to get a fair hearing, which is rare in satire.
|>>|| No. 26402
>They tried doing a political tour but gave up because the audiences effectively wanted nothing more than to bark like seals for the full duration about statements like "Tony Blair and George Bush are cunts" rather than anything with any real depth or insight.
I've noticed this with the current trend of American standup specials almost entirely built around Trump. For one, drawing jokes out of the stuff he says is just cheating, and the comedians seem just as intent as the audience to create a very unfunny echo chamber.
|>>|| No. 26403
Driving around Manchester. It's like a gigantic version of Harehills on steroids.
|>>|| No. 26404
I've recently tweaked my medication, which has left me feeling totally wiped out. I slept for 14 hours last night, I've had eight shots of espresso since lunch, but I can barely keep my eyes open. I expect that I'll be back to normal within a week or two, but I've got deadlines to meet before then.
|>>|| No. 26405
I've spent a few hours trying to figure out why my NAS box won't send email. After checking the MTA, local mail relay, remote mail relay, DNS entries, logging options, destination address, mail aliases, etc. it turns out that Netgear have patched their cron to use /bin/true as a mailer. (For those who don't know, /bin/true just returns a success status. It's the equivalent of a teenager saying "yeah, whatever" and then ignoring what you were telling it to do.)
|>>|| No. 26406
I've made the mistake of using GIMP again, the autistic open source pricks who made it seem to have no comprehension of designing basic tools for normal human use. I've spent the last 30 minuites googling how to make the fill tool fucking fill because it seems to have some undetectable reason why it won't fill.
|>>|| No. 26407
Turned out I somehow had none of the colour channels selected (which was entirely hidden from view hidden).
|>>|| No. 26408
Make sure you use the GIMP 2.9 beta, btw. The usability was ruined in 2.8, and it's only in 2.9 (which will *eventually* become 2.10) that you can actually see what the fuck they were trying to get at and how you might even use it.
|>>|| No. 26409
Everyone seems to be giving their children some variant of the same sounding name. Edie. Evie. Eva. Ava. Aoife. Isla. Elsie.
|>>|| No. 26410
The OP image is triggering me as I'm unsure of some of the faces.
|>>|| No. 26411
Getting ID'd for a fucking Red Bull. Let me buy my barely drinkable sugar drug juice in peace. Nanny state gone mad I tell you.
|>>|| No. 26412
Wait until you get ID'd for wine gums by someone who learned English from the Poundland employee induction guide.
|>>|| No. 26413
C'mon, really? I've heard that somewhere before, is it one of those Urban myths?
|>>|| No. 26414
Some utter twunt has half-pushed a charity bin bag through my letterbox, so the downstairs of my house is now freezing.
|>>|| No. 26415
Charities really piss me off now. Fundraisers are just hard sell door to door salesmen, with the cockiness that comes with the false cloak of righteousness they carry. Charities are nothing more than for-profit businesses, the good deeds they do nothing more than a marketing shtick.
|>>|| No. 26417
A quick google search will find you the daily mail article(s) in question.
|>>|| No. 26420
Honestly as someone who did his time in retail hell back in uni, if the computer said no to me I'd be doing the same, even if I knew fine well it made no sense.
I'd immediately refer to a manager, and if there wasn't one available then you're not getting your sweets. I realise it'd be nice to be able to express common sense or some sort of independent thought, but that is not what a retailer wants from you. If your till says you can't sell something then you don't sell it.
|>>|| No. 26421
I would ponce the sweets and get a six star wanted level before I let you deny me.
|>>|| No. 26423
Yes, on International Women's Day they're running a number of stories about women. So yes, fuck you.
|>>|| No. 26427
I've got into the habit of saying "go on, off you fuck" instead of "fuck off" and I can't stop myself from doing it.
|>>|| No. 26429
Last week I told someone who was hovering around my desk to "sit the fuck down or fuck the fuck off".
|>>|| No. 26430
>fuck the fuck off
This is one of my favourite swears. Also, fuck ALL the way off.
|>>|| No. 26432
Mothering Sunday resulted in a cunt off with my parents lecturing me on why I don't own a house.
It transpired that their first house was a 3 bedroom in London for 5 times their annual earnings on a 20 year mortgage, and they told me how they had to scrape and struggle and work hard for that. I couldn’t disguise my utter contempt.
My dad seemed to imply he had been building up savings for 10 years for a house before that (some made up bollocks about starting work at 13), he obviously is a shit saver as one would assume in that environment he could have bought a house outright in that time.
Must be nice having things so well. The idea that baby boomers can lecture anyone on hardship and the virtue of grit is a joke.
|>>|| No. 26433
>3 bedroom in London for 5 times their annual earnings
You're certainly right on this point lad - nobody is buying a 3 bed like that in central London now.
I've taught my kids (as has my wife) that shit like Mothering Sunday/Fathers Day/Valentines is a crock of shit and if they start doing that, we'll cancel their birthdays. Seems to have worked.
|>>|| No. 26434
Mortgages and deposits were low, but repayments and interest were high. It's not as simple as your teenlad brain wants it to be.
|>>|| No. 26435
That just makes it even worse. A low barrier to entry to a harder commitment vs an easier commitment with a much higher barrier to entry.
|>>|| No. 26436
Interest rates were high, but so were inflation and pay increases. The absolute rate of interest is completely irrelevant - it's the ratios that matter. High mortgage rates aren't expensive in real terms if the cost of your repayments are being shrunk by inflation and your pay is going up in real terms. Since the financial crisis, we've been experiencing a cost of living crunch, because wages haven't kept up with inflation. During previous recessions, pay tended to track inflation fairly closely; during previous booms, pay increased well above inflation.
Housing has never been less affordable, however you slice it. Between 1997 and 2016, the average house price increased by 259%. In the same period, average earnings increased by only 68%. Even if borrowing was exceptionally cheap today (and it isn't), that wouldn't remotely compensate for the increase in prices.
It's also worth noting that a lot of people got on the property ladder through right-to-buy. The average council tenant was offered a 44% discount on the market price of their house and they were all offered a mortgage with no deposit.
|>>|| No. 26437
I woke up Sunday morning and I must have sleep wrong because fuck me, it feels like I have a knife embedded in my neck and shoulder blade.
|>>|| No. 26439
I'm not sure that chart says what you think it says. To me, it looks like it says that in 1980, like 2014, mortgage repayments were around 20% of income, and that apart from brief outlying periods in 1989-90 and the late 2000s, they've more or less stayed there, except that by 2014 you needed to save a much higher deposit (~17% of household income vs ~9%).
|>>|| No. 26440
>I woke up Sunday morning
What do you want to go and do a silly thing like that for?
|>>|| No. 26441
Isn't that substantially because the loan-to-income number has doubled since 1980? If interest rates ever go back to near the historical average, repayments are going to jump straight off that graph. Lucky we're in a new world forever, huh?
|>>|| No. 26442
It's a good thing that the interest rate will never change the future strength of the pound is certain and that speculation bubbles fueled by cheep credit don't exist then. Otherwise we might be well overdue for a crash.
|>>|| No. 26443
Ebays wankered up their site and it doesn't remember my password anymore.
Also, it happily leaves me logged in to buy things, but I have to put my password back in again every single time I want to leave sodding feedback?
|>>|| No. 26444
The loan to income ratio was 4.9:1 in the late 80s and over 6:1 in 2007, both of which were followed by property crashes.
For most of the 90s the ratio was around 3:1 and that's when the property market really started going wrong. Lenders relaxed their criteria so you could suddenly get a 80% loan-to-value buy-to-let mortgage, which meant that you could become a landlord with a deposit of about £15,000. This was around the time of the dot-com bubble so the yields on investments were relatively unattractive, which was followed by the crash which made the steadily rising property prices seem like a safe haven. At the same time the Association of Letting Agents were heavily promoting the concept of becoming a landlord, cheered on by those massive property porn cunts Kirstie and Phil.
|>>|| No. 26445
They can fuck RIGHT off. I hate all those programs and they way pronounce the word "property" in that fucking awful BBC accent.
PROPA-TEE with a really fucking hard T. Fuck.
|>>|| No. 26448
No. Yorkshire. It's "prop-e'eh" or more correctly "who in the name of shitting fuck has £600,000 to spend on a second home in the Cotswolds?"
On a completely unrelated note, I hate websites that, when you go to unsubscribe from something, it tells you what you think, like "No, I don't want to enjoy all the cool things in this email, and in fact I am literally Hitler and kill small animals for fun" instead of just "Unsubscribe Now". Does it actually work on anyone?
|>>|| No. 26449
"Disable your ad-block to view this content."
No, fuck you.