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>> No. 21041 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:58 pm
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Lads are you worried about the coronavirus?

I've purposely not read up about it. Mainly because the SARS, Swine Flu, Bird Flu and Ebola threat was over-hyped by the media. Prediction wise, I think after several months it will be contained and everyone will eventually forget about it.

What do you think?
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>> No. 21361 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 12:24 pm
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>>21359

The paper you cited totally contradicts your claims. The proportion of Chinese people who reported rarely or never washing their hands after defecation was 1.8% in rural communities and 0.9% in urban communities. The study clearly shows that most Chinese people are aware of the importance of hand hygiene and wash their hands when they're supposed to most of the time.

Hand hygiene adherence in China is clearly less than perfect, but we can't say that it's any worse than in the West without comparable data. We know from hospital-based studies that even doctors are pretty slapdash about handwashing unless you nag them.
>> No. 21363 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 12:51 pm
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>>21356

>it's got a piss poor mortality rate on anyone who wasn't at death's door already


Also, there is growing evidence that the infection remains symtomless in quite a number of patients. If you don't have symptoms, quite likely you're not going to go see a doctor. Because how will you know you're infected. And then you probably have others where symtoms resemble those of a mild to moderate flu, which again won't prompt them to seek medical help and have their case become part of the statistic.

So if you only have those seeking treatment who have become gravely ill from the virus, then naturally it's going to skew your statistical data. And if you look at pandemics like the Spanish Flu in the 1920s, which killed tens of millions very rapidly at a time when there were far fewer people on the planet and mobility was much less due to commercial international flight being in its infancy, then it's evident that by comparison, the coronavirus is a storm in a teacup, and will stay that way.
>> No. 21364 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 1:29 pm
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>>21361

I must be misunderstanding something as I read this :

>This study found that 52.7% (rural vs urban: 44.6% vs 56.8%) and 67.3% (rural vs urban: 59.7% vs 71.1%) of Chinese adults reported they always washed hands before eating and after defaecation, and 30.0% (rural vs urban: 25.1% vs 32.8%) of adults always used soap or other sanitizers during washing. Using the criteria of 'always or very often washing hands with soap before eating and after defaecation without sharing a towel with family members after washing', only 47.2% (rural vs urban: 23.8% vs 59.1%) of the adults were graded to practice proper handwashing behaviour.

I concede that I can't really say it's any worse there than in the west, other than anecdotally.
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16th February 2020
Sunday 2:43 pm
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>> No. 21366 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 6:26 pm
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>>21360

So it will still spread but slower because you have less vectors? So it won't stop it spreading then?

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>> No. 21182 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 8:03 am
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Plymouth mum fuming at Tesco Valentine's Day cards for children

A Plymouth mum has demanded Tesco removes its Valentine's Day cards for children as it is "weird".

Nicola, who has an eight-year-old son, said she would "punch" anyone in the face who sent her child a Valentine's Day card and was horrified to see a large selection for sale in the Transit Way superstore.

Nicola said she believes Valentine's Day is for adult relationships and believes that it is "an attempt to normalise abnormal relationships with children" and that anyone who sends a child a card "needs locking up".

She said: "There's one that says, 'Daddy loves you lots like jelly tots', that's weird. This is not normal.Valentine’s Day is for lovers. It’s not something that you should involve children in. It’s not something that a normal person would think of sending a child. It’s wrong."


https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-mum-fuming-tesco-valentines-3791387?

Children sending each other Valentine's Day cards is one step on the road to normalising paedophilia.
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>> No. 21321 Anonymous
12th February 2020
Wednesday 9:52 pm
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>I think there is a fairly new phaenomenon of people feeling depressed after looking at other people's Instagram stories or social media profiles, and not realising that even a person posing at the Grand Canyon usually has a life off-camera that's just as dowdy and boring as fuck as yours.
"Fairly new" being almost as old as Facebook but otherwise correct.
>> No. 21322 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 10:50 am
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>>21321

I've never really used facebook for much else besides stalking exes.
>> No. 21323 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 12:26 pm
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>>21322

Your own personal behaviour doesn't constitute a "phenomenon".
>> No. 21324 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 2:34 pm
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>>21321

Long before Facebook, we had the Christmas round-robin letter.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7785410.stm
>> No. 21325 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 4:36 pm
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>>21324

Some people still send those out, but it seems to be more middle aged people.

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>> No. 20711 Anonymous
29th November 2019
Friday 8:44 pm
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I wasn't far from what happened today in Central London, but this is quite the detail.
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>> No. 21272 Anonymous
4th February 2020
Tuesday 8:08 pm
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>>21270
Do you have evidence to back that statement up?
>> No. 21275 Anonymous
4th February 2020
Tuesday 10:01 pm
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Come summer farmers will be absolutely screaming for people to help pick this years crops.
>> No. 21277 Anonymous
4th February 2020
Tuesday 10:58 pm
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>>21268

What an odd straw man. Why on earth would you possibly draw that conclusion and suggest it is the only other option.

Those 2 concepts are not related please don't reply with a false dilemma stating how they are and how one leads to the other. There are other systems that rehabilitate prisoners more effectively. The choices aren't only our currently flawed system or the American industrial prison complex.
>> No. 21284 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 12:53 pm
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>>21269
I thought the bloke from November had been fully taking part in the rehabilitation programme that his victims were running, was quoted saying how great it was and changed his life etc.?
>> No. 21285 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 1:08 pm
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>>21284
He had, but that doesn't suit the narrative.

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>> No. 21124 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 6:15 pm
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>ITV News presenter Alastair Stewart is stepping down from his role following what ITN called "errors of judgment in Alastair's use of social media".

>In a statement, the veteran broadcaster, 67, said: "It was a misjudgement which I regret." ITN said he had breached editorial guidelines, but did not elaborate on the reasons for his departure.

>The newsreader's Twitter account has now been deactivated.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51300799

What's he done? He's either offended some group or been caught trying to shag a young lass.
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>> No. 21176 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 7:54 pm
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Why is it considered acceptable to snitch to someone's employer on twitter?
>> No. 21177 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 7:58 pm
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I am disgusted.
>> No. 21178 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 8:09 pm
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>>21176
Attempting to ruin someone's life is seen as an acceptable part of online shaming.
>> No. 21180 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 9:19 pm
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>>21176
I think the kids call it "cancel culture".
>> No. 21181 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 10:21 pm
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>Attempting to ruin someone's life is seen as an acceptable part of online shaming

And for the most selfish of reasons. Just because somebody offended your really quite often bigoted and narrow-minded world view by throwing a wry Twitter remark out there that you and a mob of 20 others disagree with, and which may or may not have been ever so mildly in bad taste, doesn't give you the right to put that person out of a job.

Even if somebody tweets something really quite bad like Fuck all darkie poofs, burn eskimos at the stake and put women back in the kitchen where they belong, at the end of the day, somebody who tweets that may be a horribly failed person, let alone the fact that he'll break half a dozen anti-discrimination laws, but he still has a right to be in gainful employment somewhere. Probably not in any kind of capacity where he will reflect badly on his employer and have much to do with customers.

But if you believe that somebody who's said something that's either admittedly horribly wrong on many levels, or something that just plain offends your own temperamental sensibilities forfeits his right to eke out a living, then that person isn't the only one who needs their head examined.

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>> No. 21026 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 12:47 pm
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Outrage after Chinese theme park forces pig to bungee jump

A Chinese theme park has triggered a wave of outrage on social media after it forced a pig to bungee jump off a 68-metre high tower.

Video footage shows the pig tied to a pole, carried by two men to the top of a tower before being pushed off. The theme park located in Chongqing said the stunt was held to mark the opening of the new bungee attraction.

Local media outlets said the pig was sent to a slaughterhouse afterwards.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51171495

Are the Chinese actually evil? The evidence seems to suggest so.
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>> No. 21081 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 10:03 pm
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>"Allegedly" coppers are given targets for arresting a certain number of people to arrest per week

I've never bought that one, it doesn't seem to make much sense, since arresting loads of people is expensive.
>> No. 21082 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:22 am
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Every copper I've spoken to says that being stuck at a custody suite is the least favourite part of their job. Beat coppers have no lack of ways to skive off, most of which are far more interesting than babysitting an arsehole and filling out forms.
>> No. 21083 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 5:33 am
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>>21081

The targets were brought in under Labour and scrapped under Cameron but the senior police officers loyal to Labour kept them in place anyway. I'm a Labout voter.

To clear up the issue of legality the police can do what they want internally unless instructed to the contrary. If targets are X then under labour they were instructed to have X, under Cameron they were instructed they no longer need to have X but they decided to keep it under a different name anyway.

This was big years ago, I don't know if the senior management of the popo was purged by May or Johnson and they've fixed the targets issue but I haven't heard of the targets being scrapped so I assume they're still there.
>> No. 21098 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 10:41 pm
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27th January 2020
Monday 9:47 pm
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I thought it was just the Japanese doing all the crazy shit in Asia.

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>> No. 20882 Anonymous
10th January 2020
Friday 12:40 pm
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Gemma Watts: Woman posed as teenage boy on social media to sexually assault up to 50 girls, police reveal

A woman posed as a teenage boy to sexually assault up to 50 girls after grooming them on social media, police have revealed.

Gemma Watts, 21, pretended to be a boy called Jake as she preyed on girls aged between 14 and 16, wrapping her long hair into a baseball cap and wearing baggy clothes to cover her figure. She groomed victims on Instagram and Snapchat for weeks before finally setting up meetings, disguising herself so convincingly that the victims, their parents, and even some police officers did not realise she was female.

Watts, a former promising footballer, tricked the girls into sexual activity and sharing intimate photos as they believed she was their boyfriend. Some only discovered the truth about Watts’ gender when told by police. Detectives say as many as 50 teenage girls around the country may have fallen victim to Watts, who is facing a possible jail sentence today after being convicted of a string of sexual assault and grooming offences.

In November last year Watts admitted three charges of sexual assault, assault by penetration, and three counts of meeting a child following sexual grooming, but DC Phillippa Kenwright said she believes as many as 50 young girls around the UK may have been targeted.


https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/gemma-watts-sexual-assault-50-girls-a4331066.html
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>> No. 21021 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 9:06 pm
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>>21020

>And yet you've still got to use 'real', not real, when saying this because you're aware there's a difference

It's not the fact that there is a difference that matters, but what you are going to do with that realisation. Many transpeople nowadays are relatively open about their condition, if 'condition' is the right word, and will tell you freely that they are trans, and not a biological woman or man. Back in the 80s and maybe even the 70s, when transsexuality was still poorly understood not by medical and psychiatric science as such but mainly in popular culture, there was a great deal of stigma involved, which led to people like Amanda Lear adamantly - and to this day - denying that they were 'born as a boy'. Some transwomen or -men still decide to go deep stealth, especially the ones who are very passable, but in today's world, I don't think it matters much anymore. You can live the life of a completely average person today even with everybody knowing that you're transgendered. There will always be people who will think that you are a freak, but that is also still true for gays and lesbians, and look at the way they are widely accepted nowadays.
>> No. 21022 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 12:32 am
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>>21020

>as your argument at face value explicates that a biological father is 'less' of a father than an adoptive one

That's not even close. What I meant is that it can be supposed that someone who actively chooses fatherhood despite many hurdles is likely to end up more dedicated than a great many people who end up fathers by circumstance. I thought you'd have figured that out from it being used in the context of a point about being trans.

>And yet you've still got to use 'real', not real, when saying this because you're aware there's a difference.

Actually what I was doing there was highlighting the fact that many people have an idea of what a 'real' man or woman is, and that is almost entirely based on their own perceptions of gender. "real men do x" and so on. I use the word "real" in quotes to acknowledge how loaded and controversial even that definition is.
>> No. 21023 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 10:30 am
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>>21022

> I use the word "real" in quotes to acknowledge how loaded and controversial even that definition is.

As you said, everyone has their own definition of "real", just as everybody has their own subjective perception of reality itself.

Just take crying. Traditionally, "real" me were expected not to cry. I'd say today it's more like, real men aren't afraid to cry. Then again, only when the situation makes it seem adequate. You're allowed to cry if your football team gets a hammering on the pitch, or when your children are born, but spontaneously bursting into tears because you encounter a stressful situation or somebody in everyday life is being a jerk to you is still largely the preserve of women with a tendency for drama. and maybe a few poofs
>> No. 21024 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 10:57 am
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>>21023

It's not often I agree with the Fisher brigade but when it comes to crying, I think it is a double standard that goes both ways. Like you say a woman bursting into tears is still largely seen as a drama queen and as if she's looking for attention.

Mind you, being based in truth doesn't stop it being sexism I suppose. Then again that's the rub for a lot of the gender wars bullshit if you think about it.
>> No. 21025 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 12:04 pm
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>>21024

> Like you say a woman bursting into tears is still largely seen as a drama queen and as if she's looking for attention.

Not wanting to sweepingly generalise again, but my brother was with a lass of that description for over five years. She was famous for her crying fits whenever my brother wanted to go off and do something with his mates and without her, or really anything where she wasn't the centre of attention. Even when my brother was in hospital with a very serious case of pneumonia, she called him on the phone at the hospital and started yammering about the fact that she couldn't study for her uni exams properly because he wasn't there to help her. He was studying to become an engineer and she was in medical school, so any help he would have been able to give her would have been marginal, which made it all the more obvious that she was just jealous because for once, all the attention was on my brother, and rightly so, because he was in quite critical condition when he was admitted.

She also had no real friends. Very probably because she was just an all around selfish person that way. My brother's friends more or less tolerated her, but she herself really didn't have anything you could have called a circle of friends that was separate from my brother's.

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>> No. 20852 Anonymous
6th January 2020
Monday 5:13 pm
20852 Manchester rapes: How Reynhard Sinaga found his victims
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50688975


>Sinaga, originally from Indonesia, was a perpetual student. He already had four degrees and was studying for a doctorate. By night he was a serial sex offender.

>He has been found guilty of drugging, raping and sexually assaulting 48 men, but police believe they are among at least 190 victims.

>They are able to be so precise about these numbers because Sinaga filmed his attacks and collected what detectives call "trophies" - items or information stolen from his victims.
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>> No. 20956 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 12:30 pm
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Possibly, but I think that we are unlikely to know because of course few of the suspected victims have come forward, and of those who have none would admit to the police that they nearly put him in the hospital after the rape had already taken place or they might be in trouble themselves.
>> No. 20957 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 3:54 pm
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>>20954

GHB/GBL is a) incredibly potent and b) ubiquitous on the gay scene. Anyone who has spent time on the gay scene will be familiar with the sight of someone completely spark out because they've accidentally overdosed on G, so it's obvious where Sinaga got the idea. Someone with no tolerance would be rendered completely helpless by just a few millilitres.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/09/06/chemsex-ghb-dispatches-buzzfeed-news-patrick-strudwick-terrence-higgins-trust/
>> No. 20958 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 5:18 pm
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>>20957

To give you some kind of idea of how whack the dose-response curve is with GBL especially, when I used to dabble with it my "golden dose" was exactly 1.7ml. At 1.6 I didn't get exactly the kind of giddy rushes I wanted and at 1.8 I'd go over the edge and conk out. One time I recklessly double-dosed and by the time I came back around people were about to call an ambulance.
>> No. 20959 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 5:38 pm
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>>20957
I think you mean obligatory.
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15th January 2020
Wednesday 10:02 pm
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>> No. 9430 Anonymous
26th January 2016
Tuesday 10:09 pm
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http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-charity-shop-finally-says-10780879

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

I challenge you lads to find a more pointless news story than this.
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>> No. 20886 Anonymous
10th January 2020
Friday 7:24 pm
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>>20885

>So you're saying that we should keep the signals indicating that you should cross now, including the beeping for blind people, but just don't stop the cars?

Is that what I said? Fuck. I meant a different toned beep so blind people don't just walk in the road. The lights wouldn't change, neither traffic nor pedestrian, unless there's someone still waiting to cross after the initial press, since there's generally a delay.
>> No. 20887 Anonymous
10th January 2020
Friday 7:26 pm
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>>20885

I get what he's saying, after the first press, at the time the lights would have changed instead a calming woman voice would say "Are you still here? Press again to confirm" and if it was pressed again the lights would change. It's a perfect system.

From the perspective of a motorist, though, watching the lights change as a direct reaction to some cunt stood there pressing the button would probably annoy me far more than them changing themselves while unoccupied by pedestrians.

As I type this though, I realise that I'm pretty sure many crossings already have pedestrian sensing cameras on them, so I'd be pretty fucking surprised if they didn't already simply not change if the crossing no longer has people stood at it.
>> No. 20888 Anonymous
10th January 2020
Friday 9:18 pm
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>>20887

Thanks for being my wordsmith mate.

>watching the lights change as a direct reaction to some cunt stood there pressing the button would probably annoy me far more than them changing themselves while unoccupied by pedestrians.

Fuck, really? I've not driven in 10 years so I don't really know, I assumed it'd be more annoying to have them arbitrarily stop you with nary a punter in sight.

>As I type this though, I realise that I'm pretty sure many crossings already have pedestrian sensing cameras on them, so I'd be pretty fucking surprised if they didn't already simply not change if the crossing no longer has people stood at it.

Good point, though presumably this isn't super widespread, but still somewhat prevalent. Do you know that they would prevent a change occurring if detecting no pedestrian at the lights, or is that a guess? Seems like something that could produce false positives depending on the method, do you know if that system is widespread?
>> No. 20889 Anonymous
10th January 2020
Friday 9:29 pm
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>Do you know that they would prevent a change occurring if detecting no pedestrian at the lights, or is that a guess?

It's just a guess, possibly based on fuzzy memories of observing them, but I feel like I haven't been stuck waiting at an empty crossing in a good long while.

Couldn't really tell you an more, but I notice just about every crossing in my particular town has camera/sensor things pointed at the pedestrians.
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17th February 2020
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>> No. 19943 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 3:05 pm
19943 https://news.yahoo.com/jeffrey-epstein-found-dead-jail-132552127.html
How is it possible to hang yourself while on suicide watch? Are we being told the full story?
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>> No. 20656 Anonymous
16th November 2019
Saturday 11:15 pm
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>> No. 20657 Anonymous
17th November 2019
Sunday 11:34 am
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Have you ever seen old people? They all have weird fat ears.
Everyone's ears actually carry on growing bigger through their entire life, which would probably explain what people think they are seeing.
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14th December 2019
Saturday 12:44 am
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7th January 2020
Tuesday 10:33 pm
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>> No. 20875 Anonymous
7th January 2020
Tuesday 11:43 pm
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https://github.com/iamadamdev/bypass-paywalls-chrome

>investigates high-profile deaths on a long-running television series and was hired by Epstein’s brother, Mark

So now he's being paid to say more than he was prepared to say contemporaneously?

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>> No. 20782 Anonymous
23rd December 2019
Monday 1:14 pm
20782 Advanced driver assistance systems are making us all bad drivers
https://www.zdnet.com/article/uh-oh-advanced-driver-assistance-systems-are-making-us-all-bad-drivers/


Advanced driver assistance systems are becoming on the norm even on midlevel cars. For safety advocates that seems like good news: Systems designed to prevent crashes should, after all, result in fewer crashes.

But what if that thinking is flawed? A new report from AAA suggests that might be the case and that our increasing use of driver assistance systems may actually be resulting in higher rates of distracted driving.
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>> No. 20789 Anonymous
23rd December 2019
Monday 5:59 pm
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Maybe it's just because I'm a young(ish) lad who has owned classic cars, but I thought this was obvious. The difference in awareness even for me, between driving an early 90s jap sports car and a drive by wire modern luxury car is ridiculous. In the latter I don't even 'need' to stay fully conscious doing 90mph on the motorway, as the car will stay in the lane for me. After feeling the contrast between my bells and whistles 4x4 and, at the time, my Mk2 MR2, which is a car that demands complete attention, I turned off most of the 'driver assist' features in the modern car because I realised how much worse I was at being a road user with them on. And of course and cyclist or motorcyclist can tell you that even the most basic car robs you of a certain level of awareness, since most minor mistakes don't involve you ended up picking gravel out of your skin in a car.

I'd say beyond all the technological advances, the most significant safety feature of most modern mass market cars is the shift to front engine, front wheel drive. You can chuck your hot hatch around just about any corner and only ever have to deal with understeer, and that can be remedied by braking and your car's computer anyway. Then people buy a BMW and have no idea the back end is going to go out on them if they drive it like their old Corsa and end up, if they're lucky, facing the wrong way in traffic when they try to take a corner they think they can take. I suppose that's not really the same thing as driver aids, but whenever I see a wrecked fast/sports car that's clearly taken a bad corner it's a RWD.
>> No. 20847 Anonymous
4th January 2020
Saturday 1:30 pm
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> but whenever I see a wrecked fast/sports car that's clearly taken a bad corner it's a RWD.

Also, you have to factor in that many true sports cars have a mid- or even a rear engine combined with RWD. While it makes for near-ideal weight distribution and lets you corner like a Formula 1 racer, it isn't the best layout in terms of stability.

If you take cars like the MG F or TF, not "true" sports cars, I know, but mid engined nonetheless, they're loads of fun to drive for sheer agility, but if you push your luck around a bend with barely a drop of water on the road, it's going to turn into a carousel ride. I used to have an 03 reg TF, and when I still had it relatively new, one day I was going around a curve in city traffic and there was a moist patch on the road surface, not wet, just moist, but it was enough for the rear of the car to break out completely without warning and me ending up doing a 180. Luckily, this was on a Sunday morning and there weren't many other cars around, but you get the picture. And having a 400hp mid-engined RWD car like a Ferrari or Lamborghini isn't going to make going around a tight bend at break-neck speed much less dangerous. I think that's what many people underestimate about the mid engine layout. You can corner at quite daring speeds, but it's hard to judge without proper experience at which point things get dangerous and you run the risk of spinning out.
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4th January 2020
Saturday 2:05 pm
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>Also, you have to factor in that many true sports cars have a mid- or even a rear engine combined with RWD.

Back in the '80s, the Porsche 911 had a terrible reputation as a widowmaker - an unwary driver just needed to carry a little bit too much speed into a roundabout and they went arse-first into a ditch.

In this respect, I will defend driver aids. Modern cars with ABS and DSC are incredibly stable, to the point that they really won't let you lose traction. The vast majority of drivers just don't have the skills to modulate their braking effort during an emergency stop or countersteer out of a skid, so I don't see the harm in providing an electronic safety net to prevent an unsalvageable four-wheel lock-up.
>> No. 20850 Anonymous
4th January 2020
Saturday 2:26 pm
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How can they make me a bad driver when I don't even drive? Idiot.
>> No. 20851 Anonymous
4th January 2020
Saturday 4:59 pm
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>>20849

>Back in the '80s, the Porsche 911 had a terrible reputation as a widowmaker

Even before that, the 1973-onward 911 turbo was notoriously difficult to drive, partly because of its rear engine RWD platform, but also due to its turbo charger which had a huge turbo lag, which meant you pretty much always had to go at near-full throttle to keep it happy. Which is not something an inexperienced driver could handle well on public roads.

And then the Audi quattro S1 from the heyday of down-and-dirty Group B rallying was a similar death trap, it did have a top heavy, cast iron five-cylinder turbo engine which meant very pronounced understeer, but it, too, was not a car that was for beginners, neither on the rallying circuit, nor on public roads in its homologated incarnation as the Audi Urquattro.

Back then, cars like that really commanded the skill of a seasoned sports car or GT driver even in everyday use, but when you look at cars like the Audi R8 today, they come with a vast array of assistance systems that mean even the discerning corporate lawyer who's late for work doesn't run much of a risk of wrecking it on his morning commute.

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>> No. 20842 Anonymous
4th January 2020
Saturday 12:48 am
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There are now more than 3 million eskimos living in England. This is presently the third most prominent story on Mail Online.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7850073/eskimo-population-England-passes-three-million-mark-time.html
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>> No. 20843 Anonymous
4th January 2020
Saturday 1:08 am
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>>20842
So what?
>> No. 20844 Anonymous
4th January 2020
Saturday 7:15 am
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>>20843

Are you saying so what to the reported number of sleeper daft militant wog agents in the UK or to the Mail Online's deliberate scaremongering and misrepresentation of the economic benefits of diversity?
>> No. 20845 Anonymous
4th January 2020
Saturday 7:24 am
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>>20843
It's the news. This is the news.
>> No. 20846 Anonymous
4th January 2020
Saturday 1:05 pm
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>>20844

#notalleskimos
>> No. 20848 Anonymous
4th January 2020
Saturday 1:39 pm
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>>20846

It's a bit sizeist to discriminate on the basis of height lad. I'm fine with eskimos of all frame shapes, from dwarf to monster. You should be too and if you don't get with the program it's off to the old clink with you.

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>> No. 20824 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 8:33 pm
20824 National parks must attract more ethnic minority visitors to justify name
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/29/national-parks-must-attract-ethnic-minority-visitors-justify/##

> National parks will no longer deserve the name unless they can attract more young as well as black, Asian and minority ethnic visitors, the Lake District head has said.

How do we get more of the yoofdem to start hiking and camping?
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>> No. 20837 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 4:27 pm
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>>20836
Yeah, you seem lovely.
>> No. 20838 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 4:53 pm
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>>20836
I don't think the climate is right for that even in the mountains.
>> No. 20839 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 5:33 pm
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>>20836
They'd get lost in the wilderness because they only know how to find East.
>> No. 20840 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 5:33 pm
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Looking through the Defra report, there's little mention of so called threats to funding but a concern of the 'national' status in symbolic terms:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/833726/landscapes-review-final-report.pdf

The report looks like it was drawn-up by bored civil servants keen to say the right things and, similarly, the interviewees talked about circular problems, such as feelings of being stared at, rather than racist owls. It argues for various unsexy things like mandating that all children should spend a night under the stars and highlights that various diversity successful programmes exist but they tend to suffer funding trouble.

Slow news day.
>> No. 20841 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 7:54 pm
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>>20836

I'd be completely down for building Al Aqsa 2: Electric Boogaloo in the middle of the Yorkshire moors.

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>> No. 16120 Anonymous
19th October 2018
Friday 5:55 pm
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Huddersfield grooming gang jailed for abusing vulnerable girls

Twenty members of a “vile and wicked” grooming gang have been convicted of trafficking, drugging and raping vulnerable girls in a harrowing campaign of abuse across West Yorkshire. It can now be reported that the ringleader of the group, 35-year-old Amere Singh Dhaliwal, was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 18 years after being found guilty of 54 offences, including countless rapes of children.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said the crimes against 15 girls far exceeded anything he had previously seen. The gang’s “persistent and prolonged” offending, he said, was “at the top of the scale” of severity.

Details of the case, believed to be Britain’s single biggest grooming prosecution, can be disclosed after a judge agreed to lift reporting restrictions on Friday, following a legal challenge by media groups including the Guardian. One of the trials had previously almost collapsed when the anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson filmed defendants in a live Facebook video outside Leeds crown court.

Jurors in the three trials heard how the men, mostly from Huddersfield, plied girls as young as 11 with alcohol and drugs before sexually abusing them in car parks, hotels, takeaways, snooker halls, on moors and by reservoirs across the region.

Fifteen severely vulnerable girls fell victim to the gang between 2004 and 2011. One girl, aged 11 or 12 at the time, was abducted from a care home and supplied ecstasy before being made to perform sex acts, Leeds crown court heard. Many of the victims described how they were plied with drink and drugs at house parties then raped “one by one” by the men, who used plastic bags as condoms.

Dhaliwal was at the heart of the group, who referred to each other using nicknames including “Dracula,” “Beastie” and “Chiller” in monikers that were used in the three trials.

The girls were deliberately targeted for their vulnerabilities. All had troubled home lives, including one whose mother was unable to care for her due to drink and drug addictions.
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>> No. 20816 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 1:51 pm
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>>20812

While it would probably be perfectly legal for me as a late 30s bloke to shag a 16 year old, albeit massively morally questionable, honestly I don't think I would if I had the chance. I'm not sure what exactly a 16 year old would be able to give me in bed. It was bad enough the first time around when I was 16 years old myself and had to deal with all the adolescent teenlass drama of trying to get someone like that in bed. I don't think it's something I'd want to go through again. Also, a 16 year old will not have had her cherry popped that long ago, so the amount of sexual experience she will have will be fairly limited. I think you have to be at least borderline paedo if that kind of thing is something you actively pursue. At my age anyway.
>> No. 20819 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 3:52 pm
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>>20816
I dunno, if the opportunity arose I might, just because I didn't get any as a teenager and want to see what it's like to do it at that age.
>> No. 20820 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 4:21 pm
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>I didn't get any as a teenager and want to see what it's like to do it at that age.

You can shoot your muck and be ready to go for round two about ten minutes later. When you're older you have a much longer refractory period so you only get one shot to give a good performance.
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30th December 2019
Monday 4:32 pm
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>>20820

On the other hand, I think I remember reading something that women reach the height of their horniness around age 24 or thereabouts. Which I think I can kind of confirm. The 16- or 17-year-olds I had sex with as a teenlad seemed to "need it" significantly less than some women I dated years later who were in their mid-20s.

Maybe 20something women are just more secure in themselves and have an easier time just letting themselves go during sex, but I think one factor is also that a woman's estrogen levels are at their highest some time around age 18 to 20. Estrogen tends to dampen sexual desire also in women. And then when you throw hormonal contraceptives into the mix, it's plausible that as a general rule, the best sex you will have with a woman will not be when she's 17, but when she's in her mid-20s. Also, by that time, they will be more experienced, which means they won't give you a handjob that will feel like they're sanding down a chair leg.
>> No. 20823 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 6:07 pm
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>Our band was an emo (post hard-core really but whatever)

Well, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt in that case, if your were in on that scene in the mid 2000s you were sat on top of the proverbial well. I was in a metal band around that time, albeit the kind of Trivium/A7X type shite lasses still listened to, but they were hardly throwing themselves at us.

I'm surprised nobody has ever accused Oli Sykes of being a pedo. I met him once and he was a right bellend. He definitely seemed like the type.

Most of my shagging since then has been achieved by having long hair and a profile picture of me playing a gig, though. Thankfully you can check people's age on Tinder and the like, but even then, I've literally had birds saying things like "I'm really 17 but I lied so I could sign up". In a lot of cases, I think being with an older bloke is desirable to them- Obviously they'll regret it horribly later in life, and it's any bloke's duty to leave well alone, but nevertheless.

Honestly though I don't think there's any kind of age to shaggability correlation. If my experience has taught me one thing, it's that slightly chubby (but not outright fat) ones are always the best. The ones who know they've got a cracking arse, but just enough of a muffin top to feel insecure about it, are the sweet spot. It's like the horseshoe theory.

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>> No. 20752 Anonymous
20th December 2019
Friday 1:29 pm
20752 Another bad day for Boeing
Starliner launched this morning, at last. But the orbital insertion went wrong as the spacecraft was pointing the wrong way - they had better pray it wasn't an angle-of-attack sensor problem...

It's not until you see other people try and fail to do this stuff, that you really appreciate how far ahead SpaceX are, and how we'll they're doing. Boeing were charging NASA 50% more than them for this mission.
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>> No. 20791 Anonymous
24th December 2019
Tuesday 5:09 pm
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>>20790

They should have fired him in March then.
>> No. 20792 Anonymous
24th December 2019
Tuesday 5:34 pm
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>>20790
I mean, it's definitely about the 737 - but this hasn't helped.
>> No. 20793 Anonymous
24th December 2019
Tuesday 8:14 pm
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>>20792

Exactly all eyes are on them that they aren't potentially lethal fuck wits and they just went and confirmed they are.
>> No. 20794 Anonymous
24th December 2019
Tuesday 8:20 pm
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>>20791
I read something that said most of the issues with Boeing recently were inherited from the previous CEO and he was slowly starting to get them back on track. Apparently his successor isn't going to try to change the poor managerial culture they have and will instead make the problems worse through cost cutting and laying people off.
>> No. 20817 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 2:33 pm
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If you're interested in the 737 MAX story, this presentation is brilliant - it recreates in the simulator how hard it was to recover from runaway MCAS failure.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlaMQBEg-9M

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