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>> No. 17177 Anonymous
3rd January 2019
Thursday 9:53 pm
17177 UK army recruitment ads target 'snowflake' millennials
> The British army is calling on “snowflakes, selfie addicts, class clowns, phone zombies, and me, me, millennials” to join its ranks in a recruitment drive targeting young people.

> The campaign, featuring posters and TV ads titled Your Army Needs You, suggests that what is seen as a weakness or a character flaw by the rest of society can be seen as a strength by the army. The campaign states that the army could use the “compassion” of “snowflakes”, the “self-belief” of millennials, the “confidence” of selfie takers, and the “focus” of phone zombies.

> The ad also shows a gamer up all night, which the army sees as showing stamina and dedication. In another scene, someone is shown slowly stowing supermarket shopping trolleys, to the annoyance of their workmates, but the army could instead read this as them being a slow and steady perfectionist with patience.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/03/uk-army-recruitment-ads-target-snowflake-millennials

I personally can't see any good coming from employing a snowflakes compassion in an army role, and also, that fucking leap from just putting trolleys away.
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>> No. 17336 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 8:10 pm
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>>17335

The first video is one of my favourite things ever.

I'm not sure why, maybe it's because it would be derided now, or maybe it's because I was a little young to properly appreciate it, or the fact that at the end his grinning face pops up.

It just speaks of a simpler time.
>> No. 17337 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 8:17 pm
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>>17336
It makes me want to do a flashmob where everyone in a road stands up and shakes the hand of some random guy then walks down the street smiling and laughing beside him while upbeat music plays.
>> No. 17338 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 11:00 pm
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I was looking on ebay for old election junk (Because of course I was, I'm a right saddo.) and this set of issues of The Economist is up. That headline in the bottom right: "Tories deserve to lose: Labour doesn't deserve to win." That fascinates me, it's one of those little things you dig up that goes against the flow. These instances of quiet unease and cynicism before 1997 fascinate me. There was another article I can never find - I'm sure it was in The Independent from about 1995 or 1996 - that basically said while Labour was polling great and certain to win, the party faithful were miserable because they had to explain some rather boring, incremental policies on the doorstep rather than gushing about the bigger ones that made them enthusiastic about Labour politics in the first place.
Obviously knowing the Conservatives were going to get their teeth kicked in for once was great, and that made up the overtone of the campaign. Even the grumpiest of old-Labour holdouts would've had to smile at the sight of them falling on election night, but that less-noticed undertone interests me more because it foreshadows the impending malaise. The "meh." election of 2001 and good old 35/55/2005. Heck, even the 1997 election had a very long campaign period for an election that was won before the campaign began.
>> No. 17339 Anonymous
10th January 2019
Thursday 12:16 am
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>>17338

It's not a huge leap to expect that The Economist would be somewhat sympathetic to Major and The Independent circa 1996 would be underwhelmed by Blairism. From the current vantage point, the most striking fact is the disparity between the relative competence of Major and the drubbing he took in '97. Subsequent Tory leaders have rather changed his legacy.

There was undoubtedly a malaise with regards to New Labour after the millennium, but there was also a sense of inevitability. Why bother turning out to vote for Blair in 2001, when Hague couldn't win a meat raffle? Much of Cameron's tenure had the same basic dynamic, albeit without the initial rush of optimism.

I suspect that disenchantment is an inevitable product of remaining in office. Reality can never measure up to expectation. If you actually improve the country, you'll eventually hit the point of diminishing returns and be criticised for losing your touch. If you're a competent caretaker, you'll be criticised for doing fuck all. It's really hard to run a country and people will always hate you for trying, even if you're actually doing a decent job of it.
>> No. 17340 Anonymous
10th January 2019
Thursday 6:33 pm
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>>17339
As Tucker puts it, Brown was "hounded out by the fucking press" and is now thought of a lot more fondly then Blair.

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>> No. 17145 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 3:36 pm
17145 Porn sites ‘will all require proof of age from April 2019
> Masturbation is about to get a lot more complicated from April next year – with porn sites requiring proof of age before anyone can see adult content (including free sites).

> Rules for how the ban on under-18s will work were quietly passed by the House of Commons on Monday this week – and are expected to be in place by April.

> From that date, anyone who visits a porn site from a British IP address will be asked for ‘proof’ they are 18, provided either from ID such as driving licences or from age verification cards bought in shops.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/19/porn-sites-will-require-proof-age-april-2019-itll-work-8265771/

Pack your wank material ladm8s, the whole thing got exactly... tossed off.
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>> No. 17220 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 7:18 pm
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>>17215

Every major ISP already offers porn filtering. Either it's on by default, or you can choose to turn it on when you're setting up your WiFi router.

The mandatory age verification filtering that's about to come into force can't be turned off. You can't say "I'll have the filtering on the kids computers, but not on mine". You can't say "I'll have the filtering on until midnight, but after that it's daddy's private time". It's on all the time on every ISP. Either you hand over your credit card, trot down to your local shop for a government-approved Masturbation License or you'll have to twat about with VPNs.

What proportion of people definitely don't want any filtering ever? What proportion of people want some filtering, but only what they choose? What proportion say they want filtering, but secretly like to have a tug to Anal Acrobats when the wife is asleep? What proportion don't really watch porn, but don't like the idea of being told what they can and can't see? What proportion definitely want porn blocked 100% of the time, but aren't satisfied to just click the little box that says "please filter my porn" when they setup their broadband? Only the last of those groups stands to benefit from rigorously-enforced age verification filtering.

There are 205 ISPs in the UK. You could set up a puritanical broadband company that offers absolutely no porn under any circumstances with a remarkably modest investment. Nobody currently offers puritanical broadband, presumably because there's insufficient demand - if you want filtering, you can have it from any of the major ISPs.

Five ISPs control 95% of the UK market - BT (who own PlusNet and run the fixed-line service for EE), Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk and Vodafone. Of those big five, who would decide to deliberately alienate a large proportion of their customer base to appease a small minority?
>> No. 17221 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 7:20 pm
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>>17218
Technically they also don't serve pirated content but that didn't prevent the injunction machine from listing them.
>> No. 17222 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 7:28 pm
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>>17218

They're already engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with court-ordered blocking. The life expectancy of a torrent or streaming site is a matter of months, but they just get another domain name and IP address when they get blocked. Some ISPs implement those blocks quite stringently using DPI, which is a bit of a faff to circumvent. Others just do the blocking at the DNS level, which is basically free to implement but incredibly easy to circumvent by changing your DNS server. Coincidentally, the ISPs that make a real effort to block pirate content also sell subscription TV services.

I stand by my prediction that most ISPs will do the bare minimum necessary to comply with the law. AAISP will probably tell the government to go fuck themselves, possibly literally.
>> No. 17223 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 7:43 pm
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>>17222
I'm not aware of any ISP subject to court-mandated blocking that does filtering by DNS alone. In fact, I think that method was specifically addressed by the claimants as inadequate.

As for A&A, that will depend on whether they have the resources to just pay any fines that come their way, and whether Adrian Kennard fancies being publicly pilloried for it as Clive Feather was the first time this came up. (He finally gave up the fight when the press started referring to him as "Britain's child pornographer-in-chief".)
>> No. 17224 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 7:52 pm
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>>17223
I suppose the best way to go about it if their hand really is forced, is to make the "blocked" page a passive-aggressive one with instructions on how to obtain and use a VPN, and perhaps details of petitions to sign and donation details to the EFF, Open Rights Group etc.

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>> No. 16895 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 6:18 pm
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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/dec/13/taylor-swift-facial-recognition-stalkers-rose-bowl-concert

>The periphery of a Taylor Swift concert is as thought out as the show she presents on stage. Beyond the traditional merchandise stands, there are often dedicated selfie-staging points and staff distributing light-up bracelets. When Swift performed at the Los Angeles Rose Bowl venue on 18 May, fans could watch rehearsal clips at a special kiosk.

>What they didn’t know was that a facial recognition camera inside the structure was taking their photographs and cross-referencing the images with a database held in Nashville of hundreds of Swift’s known stalkers, according to a Rolling Stone report.


Who the fuck would stalk Taylor Swift?
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>> No. 17136 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 10:05 pm
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>>17134

>studenty feminist types who think they've figured out the solution to every problem with the world.


The worst kind there is.
>> No. 17137 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 10:17 pm
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>>17131

>If you're referring to the study I'm thinking of

I was thinking about an arrogate of hundreds of studies over the last 50 years. Not all science has been perverted by political agendas just yet.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4hrHUo70nY
>> No. 17138 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 10:36 pm
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This thread has got really shitty in a real hurry and I sincerely regret my involvement.
>> No. 17139 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 10:37 pm
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>>17138
It's that insidious creep again.
>> No. 17140 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 10:41 pm
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>>17137
haha
they photoshopped her face so she looks sillier
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take that
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>> No. 16960 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 9:12 pm
16960 Millions would be put at risk in a cashless society, research warns
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/19/millions-would-be-put-at-risk-in-a-cashless-society-research-warns.html


>A new "Access to Cash" study released on Wednesday warned that the U.K. risks drifting into a cashless society that could handicap those who are poor or in debt, disabled people, rural families and anyone who may be at risk of having their finances controlled by an abuser.

>The report, which surveyed 2,000 people and charities, said: "Many are struggling to participate in our digital society. If we sleepwalk towards a cashless economy, we'll leave millions behind."
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>> No. 17093 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 8:32 pm
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>>17092

I see a lot of people like you fearing for what might happen, but the reality is we're already there.

If the government wants to track you, they already are, and they have been for decades. It's admittedly made easier by new technology, but if MI5 want to know where I'm spending my cash, they'll sharp find out. Your phone, your face, your fingerprints, it's all easy enough to track even by a private company, let alone the government.

We're long past the point of being able to fly under the radar. I'd be surprised if there wasn't already a social/criminal score tied to my name in a computer in a basement somewhere in London.
>> No. 17097 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 9:47 pm
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>>17093
I wouldn't say that is precisely what worries me, any debate over direct surveillance was over the day we allowed CCTV everywhere. Now it's just normal and people would be more likely to get mad over not enough data being available.

Instead what worries me is how passive this is all becoming and the danger of interlinking data as a means of social control or even re-personalisation of society. So far we've had a society of increasing anonymity after centuries of every moraliser in the village knowing your business but that's changing and I think this thread is already illustrative of how people will accept things out of simple convenience. Nothing can seemingly be done about it as an individual and indeed, you better be a good boy now or things could get painful for you and everyone who associates with you. I'd probably even have a good score but as a paranoid weirdo who just wants to be left alone it bothers me.
>> No. 17099 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 9:59 pm
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>>17093

>We're long past the point of being able to fly under the radar. I'd be surprised if there wasn't already a social/criminal score tied to my name in a computer in a basement somewhere in London.


This is pretty much the reality we live in.

China has simply taken it a step further by being quite open about it and admitting to a full-on social scoring system. But that doesn't mean countries like the UK have nothing at all of this sort. It's just kept more hidden from view because obviously it goes against the core principles of a free democratic country as we are led to believe we still live in.
>> No. 17108 Anonymous
26th December 2018
Wednesday 3:53 pm
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>>17092
> Maybe we'll never have social credit score
It's already there, think of knobheads offing themselves because of 'likes' - or lack of such - on social media. In less extreme cases, falling into depressive states for the same reason.
The banks have extensive profiles on people. I've seen one - just a casual glance - it wasn't pretty.
Add nosey employers/HRs that sort of vet potential candidates on social media.
It's only about when the gubmint busybodies catch wind properly and make it more formalised.
>>17097
Many moons ago I paid a visit to one of the local prisons on behalf of the company I'd worked for at that time.
Even if I expected it I was still amazed by the amount of cameras over that place.
Now when I walk through the city I just can't help and notice CCTV everywhere, and I always remind myself of that grim place.
It's ludicrous.
>> No. 17110 Anonymous
26th December 2018
Wednesday 4:24 pm
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>>17108

>It's already there, think of knobheads offing themselves because of 'likes' - or lack of such - on social media.

In that case, they weren't going to survive life's harsh realities in the first place.

When I was a lil un, nobody ever really wanted me on their team when we were playing a bit of footie in the neighbourhood playground after school. I was very honestly shit at it, and have been all my life. But that didn't mean I was unaware of the rejection that was going on there.

Was I going to off myself at age ten because of it? No, not really. I also never really thought about offing myself when I applied for jobs and a good few companies declined to even invite me for an interview. I also never considered doing something bad to myself whenever a girlfriend dumped me.

So again, if you can't deal with people not "like"ing you on the Internet, then you are simply unfit for a normal adult life, where rejection will almost be the norm.

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>> No. 16877 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 10:38 am
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>The calorie content of meals in UK restaurants is "excessive" and sit-down restaurants are unhealthier than fast-food chains, BMJ research suggests.

>Health experts say meals should not exceed 600 calories, but in this study they averaged 1,033 in restaurants and 751 in fast-food chains. University of Liverpool researchers analysed thousands of meals from places like Hungry Horse and McDonald's. They said their findings were a cause for concern. The research team looked at more than 13,500 meals on the menus of 21 sit-down restaurants and six fast-food chains. By using online company information on calorie content, only one in 10 meals was classed as healthy or fewer than 600kcal, as recommended by Public Health England. And nearly half of the meals contained 1,000kcal or more.

>Sit-down restaurants were five times more likely to offer high-calorie meals of 1,000kcal or more than fast-food restaurants, the research found. Dr Eric Robinson, lead researcher from Liverpool's department of psychological science, said the results were "shocking" but probably underestimated the calories consumed in restaurants. "We don't know about energy intake but 'plate clearing' is a common behaviour. Our analysis did not include drinks, starters, desserts or side orders."

>Hungry Horse restaurants had the highest average meal calorie content of 1,358kcal. Chains including Flaming Grill, Stone House and Sizzling Pubs were not far behind, with an average of 1,200kcal per meal. KFC topped the fast-food list with an average of 987 calories per meal offered. Burger King, McDonald's and Subway were around 700kcal.

>Even when the study compared similar meals, the energy content in restaurant meals was greater. Burger meals in restaurants contained an average of 414kcal more energy than burger meals in fast-food chains, while salad meals in restaurants had 142kcal more energy than fast food salads. Dr Robinson said portion size, the ingredients used and cooking methods could explain the difference, but he said the food industry had to make changes. "It's really clear what the food industry need to do. They need to act more responsibly and reduce the number of calories that they're serving." The government is currently consulting on a plan to introduce mandatory labelling in restaurants, takeaways and cafes, which is likely to finish in the new year.

>Kate Nicholls, chief executive of trade association UKHospitality, said restaurants, pubs and other hospitality businesses were already taking action to reduce calories and offer healthier dishes - but there were costs to consider too. "Proposals to shrink the size of dishes or cap calories would be yet another burden for hard-pressed operators to absorb, resulting in prices going up and investment in businesses going down; inevitably negatively impacting the overall customer experience."

>Dr Robinson said research showed that meals eaten out of the home contained more calories and with more people having restaurant food delivered to their homes using online services, the problem could be getting worse. The study relied on information provided online by restaurant chains on calorie content. Very few provided calorie labelling on their menus. The researchers said it was possible the fast-food sector was now offering more lower-energy meals and healthier options, after pressure from campaigners to do so.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46540132
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>> No. 16893 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 5:56 pm
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>>16891

>Who can after-all forget the classic of American indoctrination:

Fuck. no.
>> No. 16894 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 6:06 pm
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>>16891
I think they were just pissing about in most of them.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYKhrcOLDas
>> No. 16899 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 7:42 pm
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>>16892

Isn't that more the case of Americans of the more paranoid variety mistaking advise = da ebul gubbmamint taking away our freedums
>> No. 16900 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 8:08 pm
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>>16899

I guess you're not really free unless you are free to be fat.
>> No. 16903 Anonymous
14th December 2018
Friday 11:00 am
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>>16891
> 'nudge theory'
Thanks for reminding me how it's called. I've been trying to recall that bloody title since the morning.
Autism thoroughly checked.

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>> No. 16782 Anonymous
4th December 2018
Tuesday 12:03 pm
16782 UK police wants AI to stop violent crime before it happens
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186512-exclusive-uk-police-wants-ai-to-stop-violent-crime-before-it-happens/

>As for exactly what will happen when such individuals are identified, that is still a matter of discussion, says Donnelly. He says the intention isn’t to pre-emptively arrest anyone, but rather to provide support from local health or social workers. For example, they could offer counselling to any individual with a history of mental health issues that had been flagged by NDAS as being likely to commit a violent crime. Potential victims could be contacted by social services.
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>> No. 16819 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 6:02 pm
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>>16817

It essentially means a weakening of the presumption of innocence.

Very generally speaking, police and other authorities can't investigate the average innocent person with no hint at all that they might be guilty of a crime, "just because". The presumption of innocence in this case means that authorities are only allowed to become active when there is an indication that something might be up with you.

But if you gather data from pretty much every citizen for the specific purpose of checking if they have done something illegal, then that's already a few steps removed from the idea that generally speaking, an innocent citizen must be left alone.

Also, the effectiveness of this kind of mass data mining is doubtful. Many European countries have had blanket online data gathering and retention programmes in place, quite a few have also abandoned them again after public protest and high court rulings in those respective countries, and when they evaluated the results of all the data gathering, they very typically found that it didn't significantly reduce online crime itself, or even increase the rate of solved crimes, which had been the biggest argument in favour of the measure. Real professional criminals typically knew how to circumvent the data gathering, as they usually do, and the only people who got caught in slightly increasing numbers were a handful of hapless kiddie porn downloaders and filesharers. But even they increasingly began to successfully cover their tracks.

Most national high courts have ruled that all this did not justify putting an entire country's population under suspicion by keeping all their online data.
>> No. 16828 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 11:37 am
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>>16818

>in the US, for instance, a sentencing advisor used in some states has been recommending harsher sentences for black people because black people get harsher sentences

And these feedback loops of self evidence are what makes the whole idea so dangerous.

And it already occurs the same way with "heat maps" used by local police in some countries to predict at what time of day which areas of a city could see increased street crime. If you are then unlucky enough, especially as a black person, to be in that area at that time, then you are going to look guilty even if all you really veryfiably did was pass along that street out of sheer coincidence.

And then if you throw AI into the mix, the mere fact that you were in that area at a time when street crime was predicted to be most likely can worsen your crime probability score or whatever you want to call it.
>> No. 16846 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 3:25 pm
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>>16819
Did they really abandon it though or just put under a better cover?
Power trips are tough to let go.
>> No. 16847 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 8:30 pm
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>>16846
I imagine some did what they did in this country and basically legislated to overrule the courts. Remember that "emergency bill" to reinstate "necessary" powers? You know, the powers that the courts had ruled they should not have had?
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8th December 2018
Saturday 11:51 pm
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>>16847

I think Austria axed it completely, as well as the Czech Republic. And I think Frau Merkel's government wanted to go back to data collection after Germany's high court struck it down, banking on loopholes both in EU and German high court rulings, but some ISPs in Germany then sued the government on technicalities. And the end result is that they've got a law that says ISPs must store user data, but the ISPs aren't doing it because they won the lawsuit against the German government.

There was a whole story on that on Zdnet a while ago, pretty fascinating, can't find it now.

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>> No. 16684 Anonymous
29th November 2018
Thursday 3:24 pm
16684 Poo found on every McDonald’s touchscreen tested
https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/28/poo-found-on-every-mcdonalds-touchscreen-tested-8178486/

>Traces of faeces have been found on every single McDonald’s touchscreen swabbed in an investigation by metro.co.uk.

>Samples were taken from the new machines that have been rolled out at restaurants across the country – every one of them had coliforms.

>Senior lecturer in microbiology at London Metropolitan University Dr Paul Matewele said: ‘We were all surprised how much gut and faecal bacteria there was on the touchscreen machines. These cause the kind of infections that people pick up in hospitals.
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>> No. 16822 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 1:09 am
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>>16820

Well my parents used to say that I would either be a firefighter or an arsonist when I grew up, because I seemed to have a pretty noticeable fixation on fire and explosions as a little kid.

I even managed to light a Mickey Mouse book on fire in the waste bin in my bedroom. It's been over 30 years, but everytime I go to my parents' house, there's still my old waste basket in my old room, slightly wonky on one side from the heat of the burning paper in it.


Sage for not being relevant to this thread in any conceivable way.
>> No. 16823 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 2:03 am
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>>16822

So which one did you end up being?
>> No. 16824 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 3:43 pm
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Pretty much any surface that a number of different people will touch during a day will turn out to be massively unsanitary and crawling with germs if you really examine it.

I try to limit my exposure to other people's pathogens by trying to avoid such surfaces. Or washing my hands after touching them.

For example, one thing I always do is when I've ordered something by post and I have to sign for it, I wash my hands afterwards. That stylus with which you have to sign your name on the screen of that handheld thing the delivery lad carries has to be completely covered in all kinds of muck. And it will literally go through dozens of hands every day, very likely without ever getting a proper clean.

I also avoid eating the peanuts that you always get in a little bowl for everybody at parties or in a bar or what-have-you. I think somebody actually did a petri dish test once on some communal peanuts like that and found all sorts of things from flu viruses to faecal bacteria on them. Which kind of makes it even worse than a poo smeared touchscreen at McD. Well, unless you lick that screen from top to bottom.
>> No. 16826 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 4:17 pm
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>>16824

I always press the pelican crossing button, and things like that, with my knuckle. I make sure and get door handles halfway down my fingers. I push doors by making a fist first. Then if I need to rub my eye or something, my fingertips haven't been violated. I use antibacterial gel when I get back in.

The last time I got flu coincided with someone thrusting a communal pen into my hand before I could get my own pen out. Now if I expect to have to sign something I have my own pen ready. I only get flu about every five years or so.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jan/06/how-not-to-catch-the-norovirus
>> No. 16827 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 4:26 pm
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>>16826

I've thought about just keeping my own stylus ready next to the door so that when I take delivery of a package, I won't have to mess with deliverylad's stylus.

But I guess I'm still a bit more worried I'll look like a cunt because of it than I am worried I'll catch some germs off it.

So I will probably just keep washing my hands thoroughly in the bathroom everytime I've signed for a package.

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>> No. 16760 Anonymous
2nd December 2018
Sunday 7:08 pm
16760 Porn-obsessed chef who murdered housemate while acting out sex fantasy is j
Which one of our cheflads was this?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/porn-obsessed-chef-who-murdered-13668382
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>> No. 16768 Anonymous
3rd December 2018
Monday 12:18 am
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>>16765
I still remember that time I took out three pigeons.
>> No. 16769 Anonymous
3rd December 2018
Monday 1:08 am
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>>16765
One time, in the Galapagos islands, I was feeling pretty backed up. The hostel was busy and I hadn't had a suitable opportunity to relieve myself. I'd taken the boat over to Espanola for the day. I arrived, and started to explore. Soon I found a colony of Blue-footed boobies. Although I wasn't sexually attracted to them, the combination of their name and my current situation just drove me wild. I had to nip into the bushes to quell myself. So there I was, having a grand old time, but the trouble was, the birds there have no predators, and so had no fear of me. A few waddled over to see what I was up to, but I was in full flow, I couldn't stop. It was like an oil slick. A week's worth of white oil, all over their feathers. I put the old beagle away and snuck off to look at the Albatrosses.
>> No. 16770 Anonymous
3rd December 2018
Monday 8:39 am
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>>16769

Don't be such a tit
>> No. 16776 Anonymous
3rd December 2018
Monday 7:12 pm
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>>16769

I once actually knocked over a bird cage with my ex's birds in it while we were passionately making love on her sofa in the livingroom. At some point in the heat of passion, my leg somehow went off one end of the sofa and hit the cage stand with the cage on it which she kept near the sofa with a pair of budgies in it. The birds survived the fall unharmed, but probably got the scare of their lives.

And no, we did not resume our bonking. Not right away anyway.
>> No. 16779 Anonymous
3rd December 2018
Monday 10:06 pm
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>>16776
It's always ends in tears when you invite other birds into the bedroom.

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>> No. 16678 Anonymous
28th November 2018
Wednesday 4:19 pm
16678 Cow too big to slaughter
How have we missed this one?

Theories? It's got to be some sort of dark experiment, right?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46357449
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>> No. 16681 Anonymous
28th November 2018
Wednesday 4:35 pm
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>> No. 16682 Anonymous
28th November 2018
Wednesday 4:44 pm
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Theories?
Everything is bigger in Australia.
Spiders, Birds and so on. no surprise the Cows have got in on the action.
>> No. 16683 Anonymous
28th November 2018
Wednesday 4:52 pm
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>>16682

When humans grow extremely tall, it can be caused by a benign adenoma (tumour) on the pituitary gland which then produces excess growth hormones. The condition is called gigantism and can lead to body heights well in excess of 7ft.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantism

Maybe cows can get it as well.
>> No. 16695 Anonymous
29th November 2018
Thursday 5:49 pm
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>>16678
At the risk of repeating what literally everyone else on the internet has already said, that steer is an absolute moonit.
>> No. 16699 Anonymous
29th November 2018
Thursday 8:56 pm
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>>16695

Kind of a moo-t point you are making.


I'll get my coat.

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>> No. 16317 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 5:16 pm
16317 Ryanair's new hand luggage policy slated on social media
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-hand-cabin-luggage-baggage-change-social-media-twitter-facebook-reaction-a8613141.html


Ryanair’s latest change to its cabin baggage policy has triggered plenty of criticism on social media.

Europe’s biggest low-cost airline has reduced the amount that passengers can take through security to the departure gate without paying extra. Instead of one large and one small bag, travellers are restricted to one “mid-sized” bag.

To carry anything more substantial, they will either need to buy Priority Boarding or pay a fee for checking in luggage.
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>> No. 16651 Anonymous
27th November 2018
Tuesday 6:10 pm
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>>16648

Still blags my head that cunt's a fucking pilot. As if being the singer of Iron Maiden wasn't exciting enough. Like Brian May being a professor of astronomy as well as a legendary rock star.

Bloody overacheivers.
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27th November 2018
Tuesday 6:39 pm
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>>16647
That's not really relevant with the horribly crowded ryanair flights.
>> No. 16654 Anonymous
27th November 2018
Tuesday 6:52 pm
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>>16651
He has a doctorate. That doesn't make him a professor.
>> No. 16656 Anonymous
27th November 2018
Tuesday 6:59 pm
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>>16651

Stuart Ashen has a doctorate in psychology too.

Also I think I'll be working on getting my private pilots license in the new year, but I'm not very famous so it probably doesn't count
>> No. 16666 Anonymous
27th November 2018
Tuesday 10:58 pm
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>>16651
He was also invited to be part of the 1992 British Olympic Fencing squad, but he couldn't go because of touring commitments.

He's a bit like Richard Branson, into everything but not a knob.

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>> No. 16632 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 6:28 pm
16632 Russia "They were asking for it" on dangerous Ukrainian Tugboats
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/26/nato-calls-for-calm-after-boats-seized-in-russia-ukraine-clashes-kerch-strait

>Tensions between Moscow and Kiev have escalated after Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels and their crews in the Kerch strait separating Crimea from the Russian mainland.

>The Russian foreign ministry accused Kiev of coordinating with the US and the EU in a “planned provocation” aimed at securing further anti-Moscow sanctions as the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, asked parliament to impose martial law.

>The UN security council held an emergency session on the crisis on Monday but could not even agree on the agenda. A Russian agenda phrased in a way that implied Ukrainian culpability was voted down, so the Russian deputy ambassador, Dmitry Polyanskiy, refused to take part in the scheduled debate which followed.

I suppose the Russian government would prefer it if the Ukrainians began dragging their ships over land, Werner Herzog style, whenever they wanted to get back to port.

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>> No. 16610 Anonymous
25th November 2018
Sunday 4:12 pm
16610 Dad forced son, 11, to have sex with stepmum to 'cure' him of being gay
A father forced his 11-year-old son to have sex with his stepmother in a twisted attempt to “cure” the child from being gay. Young Daniel Dowling was made to watch porn and forced into threesomes. And when he refused to perform a sex act on his stepmum his dad tried to punch him.

Daniel will never forget the day the abuse began. It was a Sunday afternoon. Dowling and Breakspear were playing board game Frustration with Daniel at home in Bracknell, Berks. Fashion retail manager Daniel, who now lives in Surrey, recalls: “Dad told me we were going to try something different – to take our clothes off whenever someone lost. By the end of the game Annette was completely naked. They instructed me to touch and kiss her breasts. Dad was encouraging me to do it so I thought it was okay. I think that night was a tester of how I’d react because intercourse started after that.”

Once, he was picked up by his dad from Scouts, taken home and told to “give Breakspear a goodnight kiss”. Daniel said: “I went into their room and she was handcuffed to the bed naked. I gave her a kiss and went to leave but she asked me to touch her and to untie one of her hands. We had intercourse and Dad came and joined in.”

Another time, he was made to view porn before his dad had oral sex with Annette and said: “That’s how you do it.” In another sickening incident Daniel was called in to find them naked and engaged in a sex act. Breakspear then had sex with Daniel. He said: “We’d watch porn in bed together and then we’d have threesomes. She’d instruct me on what to do. Sometimes when Dad wasn’t there she’d ask me into her room for fondling and intercourse.

In a sickening attempt to explain his depravity in his trial at Reading Crown Court, Daniel’s father claimed he abused his son “to try and steer him in the right direction and not to go to the way of being gay, because there was like, sort of, tendencies for him to be gay”. He added: “All I ever wanted was for him to turn out the right way.”

Daniel said: “Dad said that he did it to stop me being gay because I showed feminine traits as a child. One day we were at a car boot sale and my neighbour saw me wrestling an old lady for a handbag. She told my dad, ‘Your Dan’s going to bat for the other side’. And Dad said ‘No son of mine will be gay.’ I think the abuse started after that.”

Daniel’s dad admitted to police that he and Breakspear carried out “sordid and deplorable” abuse and that he felt ashamed and disgusted. In court he claimed the abuse was to prevent Daniel “turning gay”, to “protect him from paedophiles so he would know what was right and wrong” – and to educate him about how he should treat women.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dad-forced-son-11-sex-13638832
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>> No. 16625 Anonymous
25th November 2018
Sunday 6:38 pm
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>>16623
If someone wants to go to a tabloid with an account of how their dad gave them a demonstration on the proper way to perform oral sex on a woman then I guess that's their prerogative.
>> No. 16628 Anonymous
25th November 2018
Sunday 9:51 pm
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There seems to be a double standard that I don't fully understand. The tabloids frequently use coy phrases like "steamy romp" and "sordid sex act" when they actually mean "had sex" and "wanked off in a Greggs", but they're happy to publish this? I dunno where their line is.
>> No. 16630 Anonymous
25th November 2018
Sunday 10:26 pm
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>>16628
I think they're trying to appeal to the Take A Break demographic.
>> No. 16631 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 8:49 am
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Which isn’t difficult.
>> No. 16677 Anonymous
28th November 2018
Wednesday 2:30 pm
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That's genuinely disturbing.

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>> No. 16560 Anonymous
21st November 2018
Wednesday 1:38 pm
16560 Brexit: Antidepressant prescriptions increased in wake of EU referendum
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/brexit-depression-antidepressant-mental-health-final-say-peoples-vote-eu-referendum-a8643796.html

Antidepressant prescribing in England rose after the UK voted to quit the European Union, in stark contrast to widespread decreases in the prescribing of other medicines, a study suggests.

The researchers from King’s College London (KCL) said more should be done to bolster mental health services in the wake of major national events, such as elections and financial crises.

When they looked at this effect in the wake of the June 2016 referendum, they found that antidepressant use continued to rise in the wake of the result, but at a slower rate. However, prescribing for other types of drugs, which had also been increasing every year, suddenly began to drop, although the reasons why are not clear.
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>> No. 16585 Anonymous
23rd November 2018
Friday 10:47 pm
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Beats me, I never took psych meds in my life. I only know that the old country is a fucking drug supermarket, and that a lot of people there like to make pills cocktails. I know a lot of older people that had spent several years downing benzos, raising the doses twice at year because they had developed tolerance.
>> No. 16586 Anonymous
23rd November 2018
Friday 11:48 pm
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>>16585

> I only know that the old country is a fucking drug supermarket

ok now you really have to tell us what that "old country" is.
>> No. 16587 Anonymous
24th November 2018
Saturday 12:08 am
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It could be any former Soviet or Balkan country. I went out with a Lithuanian lass and she was telling me how her and her peer group all did benzos before they even drank alcohol. I've heard similar from my comrades from Russia all the way to Romania and Hungary.
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24th November 2018
Saturday 11:07 pm
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>>16587

When you are born in a shithole country with no hope to go away in the foreseeable future, you need something to soften the edges of reality. Otherwise, suicide becomes a very attractive idea.

>>16586

Italy, but all southern Europe is in the same situation. Even Birmingham looks good compared to the shit city I was born in.
>> No. 16597 Anonymous
24th November 2018
Saturday 11:30 pm
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>Italy, but all southern Europe is in the same situation

Italy didn't look to me like a "drug supermarket" the last time it was there, but then, that was over ten years ago.

The only thing that struck me was that literally about 70 to 80 percent of Italians that we saw were smoking. Maybe that's changed, but it was really noticeable back then. Even groups of fifteen-year-old teenagers that you saw in the streets nearly all had fags in their mouths.

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>> No. 16485 Anonymous
17th November 2018
Saturday 2:14 pm
16485 UK austerity has inflicted 'great misery' on citizens, UN says
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/16/uk-austerity-has-inflicted-great-misery-on-citizens-un-says

The UK government has inflicted “great misery” on its people with “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy has found.

Philip Alston, the UN’s rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, ended a two-week fact-finding mission to the UK with a stinging declaration that levels of child poverty were “not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster”, even though the UK is the world’s fifth largest economy,

About 14 million people, a fifth of the population, live in poverty and 1.5 million are destitute, being unable to afford basic essentials, he said, citing figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. He highlighted predictions that child poverty could rise by 7% between 2015 and 2022, possibly up to a rate of 40%.

“It is patently unjust and contrary to British values that so many people are living in poverty,” he said, adding that compassion had been abandoned during almost a decade of austerity policies that had been so profound that key elements of the postwar social contract, devised by William Beveridge more than 70 years ago, had been swept away.
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>> No. 16555 Anonymous
20th November 2018
Tuesday 10:55 pm
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I wish people wouldn't do this, both the USSR memes and the misused Cyrilic, it's totally knackered any chance of me learning the actual letters.
>> No. 16556 Anonymous
20th November 2018
Tuesday 11:10 pm
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>>16555

Perhaps you should play a game of Tetris.
>> No. 16557 Anonymous
21st November 2018
Wednesday 12:24 am
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>>16555

ITZ NDRRZIIYG
>> No. 16558 Anonymous
21st November 2018
Wednesday 12:30 am
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>>16557

Прекратите быть невыносимой пиздой.
>> No. 16559 Anonymous
21st November 2018
Wednesday 9:09 am
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>>16556
Perhaps, but I fail to see the relevance.

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