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>> No. 18574 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 5:59 pm
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>A passenger says she was left "shaking and upset" when she was told to cover up on a flight.

>Emily O'Connor said cabin crew told her what she was wearing - a crop top and high-waisted trousers - was "inappropriate" and "caused offence".

>She said the manager of the Birmingham to Tenerife flight and staff surrounded her, saying she must put a jacket on.

Phwoar!

Also I'd like to know gs's resident I'll-shag-anything-lad on this.
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>> No. 18941 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 6:25 pm
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>>18940
What has the date got to do with anything?
>> No. 18942 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 6:32 pm
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>>18941
Some lads get a bit funny if you post in a thread that hasn't had a reply in a day or two.
>> No. 18943 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 6:51 pm
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>>18942
>hasn't had a reply in a day or two
... or twenty-something. I mean, I don't think anyone would have minded had it actually been funny.
>> No. 18944 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 6:57 pm
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>>18943
Bickering about it is obviously much better and isn't shitting up the board.
>> No. 18945 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 7:26 pm
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>>18944
This is .gs, it's one of our proudest traditions.

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>> No. 14071 Anonymous
26th November 2017
Sunday 1:32 pm
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/22/self-taught-rocket-scientist-plans-launch-to-test-flat-earth-theory

>Self-taught rocket scientist plans launch to test flat Earth theory

>‘Mad’ Mike Hughes, 61, plans to reach an altitude of 1,800ft over California in his home-made steam-powered rocket

>Science is littered with tales of visionaries who paid for pioneering research to prove their theories, and this weekend “Mad” Mike Hughes is hoping to join them. He plans to launch a homemade rocket in California as part of a bid to eventually prove that the Earth is flat.

>Hughes has spent $20,000 (£15,000) building the steam-powered rocket in his spare time, and will be livestreaming the launch over the internet. The self-described daredevil says he switched his focus to rockets after twice breaking his back doing stunt jumps in cars.

>“I don’t believe in science,” declared the 61-year-old. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula.”



>‘Mad’ Mike
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>> No. 15062 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 7:37 pm
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>>15057
I'm going to leave it there, just for you. Can post it again, if you like?
>> No. 15064 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 7:44 pm
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>>15062
Post it again! Post it again!
>> No. 15079 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 11:09 pm
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>>15057

Well? Aren't there rules about not taking money off the vulnerable?
>> No. 18511 Anonymous
7th March 2019
Thursday 7:46 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMjDAzUFxX0

If you haven't watched Behind The Curve on Netflix then I recommend it; here's one of the flat earther experiments proving the curvature of the planet.
>> No. 18512 Anonymous
8th March 2019
Friday 12:51 pm
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Why that white bastard has flown so far away from the Earth?

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>> No. 18108 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 2:03 pm
18108 Clicking on terrorist propaganda even once could mean 15 years in prison
> Clicking on daft militant wog propaganda even once could mean 15 years in prison under new law

> Anyone who views daft militant wog propaganda once online can be jailed for up to 15 years under new laws that have sparked human rights concerns.

> MPs had urged the government to scrap plans to criminalise viewing “information useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”, which goes further than much-used laws that made physically collecting, downloading or disseminating the material illegal.

> A United Nations inspector accused the government of straying towards “thought crime” with the proposal, which originally stated that people would have to access propaganda “on three or more different occasions” to commit a terror offence.

> But the benchmark was removed from the draft law, meaning a single click is now illegal.

> Journalists, academic researchers or people who had “no reason to believe” they were accessing daft militant wog propaganda are exempt.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/daft militant wog-propaganda-website-online-prison-sentence-uk-isis-a8776226.html

What is this bollocks?
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>> No. 18271 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 1:10 am
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>>18270

Fair point - a lot of IoT stuff is complete dogshit in terms of security and maintainability.
>> No. 18272 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 2:23 am
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>>18271
It's like they say, the "S" in IoT stands for "security".
>> No. 18283 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 12:47 pm
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>>18272
I swear this seems to be general knowledge now and yet everybody is still buying all this crap.
>> No. 18284 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 5:19 pm
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>>18283

Because it's still convenient. My mum doesn't give a shit if the government listens to her, she's an old woman and just wants to be able to ask Alexa to play her music for her so she doesn't have to learn how Spotify works. Also in her words - "well they say my phone does the same thing don't they? What's the difference?" and she does sort of have a point, doesn't she? ECHELON is still a thing and even us paranoid nerds won't go as far as refusing to carry a GPS linked microphone in our pockets everywhere we go.
>> No. 18296 Anonymous
22nd February 2019
Friday 5:19 pm
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>>18245
Didn't someone get burnt once for ordering pressure cookers and something else?
All online purchases and cc transactions are most assuredly monitored by dozens of third parties anyway, for various reasons.

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>> No. 18123 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 5:58 pm
18123 Russian Flag on Salisbury Cathedral
That's some proper trolling.
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>> No. 18136 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 7:10 pm
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>>18123
Naturally the nutters are out in force suggesting a (literal) false flag.
https://twitter.com/ShoebridgeC/status/1097115589846466560
>> No. 18137 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 7:24 pm
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>>18136
Miserable cunt doesn't know about Occams Razor.

Students on a Saturday night - probably a week in the planning.

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>> No. 17827 Anonymous
7th February 2019
Thursday 9:40 pm
17827 Indian man to sue parents for giving birth to him
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-47154287

>A 27-year-old Indian man plans to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent.

>Mumbai businessman Raphael Samuel told the BBC that it's wrong to bring children into the world because they then have to put up with lifelong suffering.

>Mr Samuel, of course, understands that our consent can't be sought before we are born, but insists that "it was not our decision to be born".

>So as we didn't ask to be born, we should be paid for the rest of our lives to live, he argues.

>A demand like this could cause a rift within any family, but Mr Samuel says he gets along very well with his parents (both of whom are lawyers) and they appear to be dealing with it with a lot of humour.

>In a statement, his mother Kavita Karnad Samuel explained her response to "the recent upheaval my son has created".

>"I must admire my son's temerity to want to take his parents to court knowing both of us are lawyers. And if Raphael could come up with a rational explanation as to how we could have sought his consent to be born, I will accept my fault," she said.
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>> No. 17995 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 10:58 pm
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>>17994
My mind is also boggling at >>17992

Everyone go home, bear trap lad has won.
>> No. 17996 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 11:01 pm
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>>17995

>bear trap lad has won

I would like to see how he manages to bum a dog over a bear trap before I go.
>> No. 18002 Anonymous
10th February 2019
Sunday 4:55 pm
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>>17995

Looks like everybody did go home.

Did all the anti-natalists suddenly go and off themselves?


I'm bored and looking for cheap Sunday afternoon entertainment, as you can easily tell
>> No. 18003 Anonymous
10th February 2019
Sunday 5:16 pm
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>>18002

The winner was declared, so the cuntoff is officially over. Haven't you read the by-laws?
>> No. 18004 Anonymous
10th February 2019
Sunday 5:27 pm
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I'll get my coat.

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>> No. 17746 Anonymous
4th February 2019
Monday 6:43 pm
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PC gone mad. You can't even talk about wanting to kill innocent black men without people getting all uppity and offended by it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/liam-neeson-interview-rape-race-black-man-revenge-taken-cold-pursuit-a8760896.html

I apologise in advance if the word filters butcher that link.
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>> No. 17821 Anonymous
7th February 2019
Thursday 12:14 pm
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>>17820
Every woman in that picture with black hair looks similar (or a combination made up of the other women there). They're effectively stereotyping themselves.
>> No. 17822 Anonymous
7th February 2019
Thursday 12:19 pm
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>>17821
Very important stuff. I'm glad you're focused on what really matters in this world.
>> No. 17823 Anonymous
7th February 2019
Thursday 12:27 pm
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>>17821

They're a literal fringe movement.
>> No. 17824 Anonymous
7th February 2019
Thursday 12:34 pm
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>I'm glad you're focused on what really matters in this world.

It's a thread about people getting mad over Liam Neeson recounting something that happened 30/40 years ago. The bar was already low to begin with.
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7th February 2019
Thursday 1:23 pm
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>The New York celebrity red carpet event on Tuesday for Liam Neeson’s new film Cold Pursuit has been cancelled in the wake of an interview in which the actor said he wanted to kill a black man in response to the rape of a friend who said her attacker was black.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/feb/05/liam-neeson-red-carpet-event-cancelled-following-remarks

>Men In Black: International fans have threatened to boycott the yet-to-be-released film unless Liam Neeson’s scenes are scrapped entirely.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/06/men-black-fans-threaten-boycott-film-unless-liam-neeson-scrapped-following-black-bd-comments-8459316/

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>> No. 17622 Anonymous
30th January 2019
Wednesday 7:45 pm
17622 Leslie Jones Slams New 'Ghostbusters' Film: "It's Like Something Trump Woul Locked
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/leslie-jones-slams-new-ghostbusters-film-like-something-trump-would-do-1177578

In response to the news that Jason Reitman's new Ghostbusters project will continue the story that began with Ivan Reitman's 1984 original and its 1989 sequel — and ignore the female reboot from director Paul Feig in 2016 — Leslie Jones, a castmember from the latter, has voiced her disappointment on social media.

The comedian on Saturday took to Twitter in a post that said, "So insulting. Like fuck us. We dint count. It's like something trump would do. (Trump voice) "Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain't ghostbusteeeeers" ugh so annoying. Such a dick move. And I don't give fuck I'm saying something!!"

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 17649 Anonymous
31st January 2019
Thursday 4:06 pm
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>>17648

It does prove that 'literally someone' said it, though.
>> No. 17652 Anonymous
31st January 2019
Thursday 4:22 pm
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Sorry lads something seems to have gone awry here because we actually appear to be discussing what the OP wants us to.

Can a brother get a lock?
>> No. 17654 Anonymous
31st January 2019
Thursday 4:42 pm
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>>17652
>awry

How do you pronounce this? A-wry? Aw-rie?
>> No. 17658 Anonymous
31st January 2019
Thursday 5:14 pm
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>>17654
> Aw-rie?
Aye, nae bad, yersel?
>> No. 17663 Anonymous
31st January 2019
Thursday 5:41 pm
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>>17648

>really counts


That was the first link I found in a 30 second web search of the relevant terms, I remember more around the time, but I don't care enough to look for more as I don't think they would be true scotsmen either.

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>> No. 17479 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 11:28 pm
17479 Nurse who 'got patient in coma pregnant may have abused her countless times
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/nurse-who-got-patient-coma-13899076

A male nurse who allegedly got a severely disabled patient pregnant may have abused her countless times, police said.

Nathan Sutherland, 36, who was employed at the Hacienda HealthCare centre in Phoenix, Arizona, was arrested today after his DNA "matched the baby".

The 29-year-old mother was a patient at the 60-bed care facility and has been in a vegetative state for 14 years after nearly drowning.

A massive investigation was launched following the birth on December 29, with police gathering DNA samples from male employees at the facility as they tried to determine who had assaulted the patient.

Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, has worked at the site since 2011 and was charged with sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse.
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>> No. 17591 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 6:32 pm
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>>17589
I once participated in a protest against a number of companies. That group included one that was a substantial client of my then-employer. I wasn't particularly loud, and hadn't identified myself in any particular way, but did get caught in the background on some local news footage, which some busybody brought to the attention of management. A meeting with HR was scheduled to discuss the matter. I told them I'd accept the charge in return for 128 hours per week back pay, and a similar uplift going forward. The meeting was swiftly cancelled and the matter never spoken of again in the year before I left.
>> No. 17592 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 6:36 pm
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>>17591
Isn't this a scene from Mr Robot?
>> No. 17593 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 6:49 pm
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>>17591
>>17592
Jesus wept.
>> No. 17594 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 7:02 pm
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>>17591

Where did the CCJ come in?
>> No. 17595 Anonymous
27th January 2019
Sunday 1:20 pm
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>>17578
It isn't my company.
Thinking about it a bit, I might point out that employers implicitly commandeer people's online presence for their [employer's] benefit, implicitly or explicitly. Implicit grinds my gears more.
I'm done with pedantry for a while.

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>> No. 17352 Anonymous
14th January 2019
Monday 1:30 am
17352 Overweight horses are the 'new normal', vets warn
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/13/overweight-horses-new-normal-vets-warn/

Half of horses in the UK are overweight because owners have forgotten how to keep them healthy, leading equine vets have warned.

Experts from the British Equine Veterinary Assocation (BEVA) said obesity is the gravest threat facing horses, which is resulting in hundreds being put down every year.

David Rendle, a member of BEVA's ethics and welfare committees, said studies showed around half of all UK horses are now overweight, while research from the Royal Veterinary College found as much as 70 per cent of native pony breeds were obese.
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>> No. 17472 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 2:57 pm
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>>17470

Not getting a joke is a sign of autism in itself, lad.
>> No. 17474 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 3:52 pm
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>>17472
Explain it like we're 5.
>> No. 17476 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 6:26 pm
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>>17474

They can't no one can. They are just doubling down on everyone else being the autist not them.
>> No. 17477 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 6:48 pm
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>>17476


>> No. 17478 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 10:23 pm
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>>17477

That was... erm... interesting.

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>> No. 17369 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 8:25 pm
17369 Brexit: Theresa May's deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46885828


Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting government in history.

MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain's exit from the EU on 29 March.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of no confidence in the government, which could trigger a general election.

Mrs May said she would make time for a debate on the motion on Wednesday.
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>> No. 17379 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 11:44 am
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>>17376

So a fourth seemed appropriate?
>> No. 17380 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 11:53 am
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>>17379
How do you get four? We have two on /pol/ and this one on /news/. If you add one and two together you get three, not four.
>> No. 17381 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 11:58 am
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>>17380

Okay.

So a third seemed appropriate?
>> No. 17382 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 12:00 pm
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>>17378
The eyes to the right, two.
The nose to the left, one.

Sounds like we need to get this one to max-fax pretty sharpish.
>> No. 17383 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 12:28 pm
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>>17381
I never said the additional threads were appropriate.

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>> No. 16109 Anonymous
17th October 2018
Wednesday 10:41 pm
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What do you make of this?

Amber Alert issued for 13-year-old Wisconsin girl after parents found dead

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/16/us/wisconsin-amber-alert-jayme-closs/index.html
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>> No. 16139 Anonymous
19th October 2018
Friday 8:03 pm
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Websleuths are on their fifth thread about it, closing the first four after about 55 pages. They seem to be censoring anyone saying Jayme might have done it though. I don't know how a 13-year-old could be such a ninja at hiding if she did.
>> No. 16140 Anonymous
19th October 2018
Friday 8:06 pm
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>>16137

They did make a song about her.
>> No. 16141 Anonymous
19th October 2018
Friday 8:15 pm
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>>16139

The door was kicked in. She probably wouldn't kick the door in herself, to fake evidence, before scarpering. The police arrived four minutes after the 911 call.
>> No. 16142 Anonymous
19th October 2018
Friday 8:17 pm
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There was a case where Joseph Edward Duncan III broke into a house, killed the mother, father and older brother, and made off with the two youngest kids.
>> No. 17341 Anonymous
11th January 2019
Friday 3:31 pm
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Found alive and the press conference begins in half an hour.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWE0Ecnlqug

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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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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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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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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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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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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
haha
take that
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