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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.
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