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>> No. 23560 Anonymous
16th November 2016
Wednesday 6:49 pm
/emo/23560 Minor angst and existential dread, Mk. I
We tend to have a lot of repeated threads here, but I also get the feeling people don't tend to post in /emo/ unless it's a big issue.

With this in mind I suggest that we have a thread for stuff that's got you down a bit and you need to get off your chest, without it being major enough to make an entire thread devoted to it. We can also use it as a go-to for minor relationship advice, work problems, social drama, and things like that.

Everyone gets down from time to time, let's put some Sisters of Mercy on and wallow together for a while.
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>> No. 25652 Anonymous
16th September 2017
Saturday 10:51 pm
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It's a very common and completely socially acceptable prejudice. When my violent, abusive and shamelessly unrepentant biological father was dying suddenly everyone I had ever met sprung up out of the woodwork to condescend to me about how I should just get over everything that happened to me when I was a kid.

I could handle the "it was different in my day" elderly relatives who seem to have been under the impression that choking and cigarette burns were an ordinary part of discipline back in the late 80s. Easy to dismiss as the cunts they were. Much tougher to deal with were friends who pretended to see things from my point of view or at least respect my decision but actually didn't and were more than willing to play both sides.

8 years later. No regrets. In fact I hope he suffered.
>> No. 25661 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 6:20 pm
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She's the only thing that's made me happy all year but I'm too miserable to send her a text.
>> No. 25662 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 8:00 pm
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im still in that job, surprised i havent offed myself
>> No. 25670 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 8:06 pm
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You need a purpose mate. I found mine. I took days off work to find the flattest pebble ever. I haven't even come close and I checked out all of the south east.

After I find it, I will blow my savings on prozzies and drugs, and leave that pebble to my brother.
>> No. 25675 Anonymous
22nd September 2017
Friday 2:18 am
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Not if I shall have anything to do with it! The flattest pebble will be mine. I need it for my own collection of items men covet. And I shall resort to any means and spare no expense to acquire it. Good hunting but your venture is foolish.


>> No. 24313 Anonymous
17th November 2016
Thursday 7:50 pm
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1000 posts in the old one, time for a new one.

/101/ing cockends who park across your drive when there is clearly a car parked in there.
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>> No. 25800 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 11:36 am
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Howdilly doodilly doo!
>> No. 25801 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 1:12 am
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If I go to sleep at nine or ten o'clock I inevitably wake up at about midnight or one-ish. It's properly annoying, and even to stay up that "late" I'll be knodding off by eight. I don't know what's going on but it's been like this whenever I try to sleep right and it's doing my head in.
>> No. 25802 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 11:17 am
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Do you drink caffeinated beverages? Shit like that really fucks your sleep.
>> No. 25803 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 11:26 am
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It could be but it just feels different.
>> No. 25804 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 10:41 pm
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Don't we all have a cup of tea before night-night?


>> No. 5505 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 11:33 am
/art/5505 DIY film scanning
Sup lads,

Anyone scan their own film? I get my 120 developed at Jessops because of their student discount, but their scans are absolutely atrocious.

Anyone have any preferred methods of DIY film scanning? I have a Digital SLR and extension tubes, but it's just lighting and keeping the film flat.

Picture is one of their scans, and I'll attach a scan I tried with my phone as the backlight just for comparison.
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>> No. 5508 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 1:05 pm
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It wouldn't let me reply - I wasn't trying to make a new thread.

Anyway, for that photo, I wish I could have opened the aperture wider to stop the pixels coming through, but I don't at present have a way to clamp the film.
>> No. 5509 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 2:55 pm
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Get yourself an old manual-focus macro lens and a light table off eBay, then follow this tutorial. If you take your time and use a half-decent lens, you'll get results comparable to a high-end drum scan.

I'd also suggest developing your own film. A basic kit costs about £60, but it'll pay for itself after about 10 rolls. It gives you a lot more flexibility and control, especially if you're using cheap film that's past its expiry date.
>> No. 5510 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 3:39 pm
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Thanks lad. I was thinking of building my own light table, but you can get them for a tenner off ebay anyway, so that's tempting. I will think about the macro lens but I already have a set of extension tubes and there seems to be a decent amount of resolution with my 50mm at f/8, and I suppose I could go even closer and stitch them together.

With regards to film developing, I don't really have access to a dark enough room.
>> No. 5511 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 4:41 pm
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You need a darkroom for making prints, but you don't need one to develop film. All the developing happens inside an opaque plastic cylinder. To load the film into the developing cylinder, you use a changing bag - an opaque black cloth bag with two elasticated holes for your hands. There's a bit of a knack to it, but it's not nearly as difficult as you might imagine. A film changing bag costs about £15 and is handy for all sorts of other tasks.
>> No. 5512 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 9:39 pm
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>A film changing bag costs about £15 and is handy for all sorts of other tasks.
Like a playground?


>> No. 412874 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 10:16 pm
/b/412874 Skinheads
Are skinheads still a thing or has the subculture more or less disappeared?

Here in Yankeeland, the subculture consists mostly of middle aged men reliving their glory years drinking and moshing with the occasional teenage or 20-something hipster adoping a retrofashion.
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>> No. 412912 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 7:21 pm
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>>Here in Yankeeland

I thought Americans, or those with US IP's, could only post in /zoo/? Have the rules been let up recently?
>> No. 412913 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 7:24 pm
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You can just use a proxy.
>> No. 412918 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 10:02 pm
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I was posting from abroad to the main boards way back in 2012. The only supposedly inaccessible boards are /x/, /y/, and /A/. That said, anyone who can't stop from behaving like an incorrigible foreigner or who wants to talk about incorrigibly foreign subjects will be politely asked to take it to /zoo/.
>> No. 412922 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 4:03 pm
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What's so incorrigibly foreign about talking about skinheads?

They're quintessentially British.
>> No. 412923 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 6:04 pm
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Such a lack of reading comprehension could only come a yank. My post wasn't directed at OP in the slightest, I was merely pointing out that posting to all boards has been allowed to all boards forever and that /zoo/ is more of a containment zone for foreigners that just won't stop being foreign (or it used to be, I haven't seen it in a while).


>> No. 412905 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 1:57 pm
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>The judge also likened the offence to throwing litter on the street rather than in a bin, prompting one commentator to point out that banana peels or chocolate bar wrappers could be stashed in a pocket and dumped at any point in a gender-neutral bin.

When did bins ever have a gender? This is getting out of control.
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>> No. 412915 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 8:02 pm
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If you use a bin in a male public toilet is it gender-neutral?
>> No. 412916 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 8:44 pm
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A Dutch woman was fined €90 for pissing in the street in Amsterdam. The city has 35 public urinals in the city centre, but only three public toilets. The judge argued that the woman should have used one of the urinals. Gender equality campaigners argued that it's rather tricky and wholly undignified for women to use a urinal, hence the gender-neutral bin comment; bins are gender-neutral, while urinals aren't.
>> No. 412917 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 9:59 pm
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I've known plenty of birds to use those public urinals in Amsterdam. As long as they're with someone who can stand at the entrance and stop anyone from walking in on her squatting over a hole in the ground it's probably more dignified than pissing in the literal gutter.
>> No. 412920 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 1:28 pm
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Did that judge just cop to not knowing what the bottom half of a woman looks like?
>> No. 412921 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 2:04 pm
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No I think he copped to not caring what you look like down there as long as you don't piss in the street.


>> No. 412775 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 12:26 pm
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Everythings shit. I want to run away and live in canada for a years or so. See the world and all that jazz. How do I start the process? I'm going to save up a couple of thousand and then go.
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>> No. 412807 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 9:27 pm
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I don't understand your motivation for doing this, are you aware that you're not going to escape yourself?
>> No. 412808 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 9:48 pm
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Perhaps the best advice so far.
>> No. 412811 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 11:03 am
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I had a mate who literally went there on a trip for two weeks and had his whole life torn apart by them.

He is a white male, too.
>> No. 412813 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 4:45 pm
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If Canadian border officials are the stick that breaks the camel's back, the camel was likely knackered to begin with.

t. Confucius
>> No. 412919 Anonymous
21st September 2017
Thursday 1:38 am
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come to Phoenix, we can drink beer and go to the range


>> No. 4917 Anonymous
30th July 2013
Tuesday 6:01 pm
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Sounds like the knob-jockeys need to man up.
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>> No. 8179 Anonymous
6th September 2017
Wednesday 9:18 pm
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Definitely the munters.
>> No. 8180 Anonymous
6th September 2017
Wednesday 9:33 pm
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They always have prettier fannies though.
>> No. 8192 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 7:05 pm
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Wazza's been given a two year driving ban.

I'm starting to be convinced that it was the woman in the car with him who actually tipped off the police, bearing in mind the way she's being desperately trying to cling onto fame.
>> No. 8193 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 7:17 pm
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All those holidays etc, she's been on are obviously being paid for by the papers. I'm inclined to assume she'd be ignorant of such arrangements, but I don't know how people think or what they know.
>> No. 8194 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 8:23 pm
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>Mark Sampson has been sacked as England women's manager following evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour with female players in a previous role.

>The Football Association says that last week it was made aware of the full details of safeguarding allegations made against Sampson in 2014 relating to his time as Bristol Academy manager. But a 2015 FA assessment found Sampson did not pose a risk.

>Sampson was deemed fit to continue as England manager after the FA carried out a safeguarding investigation when the allegations were first made in March 2014. Glenn insists he was first told of the investigation in October 2015 and read the full report for the first time only last week when someone from outside the FA advised him to do so.

Sounds like a witch-hunt, to me. Sacking him due to unsubstantiated rumours and media pressure.


>> No. 11908 Raoul
21st April 2011
Thursday 6:11 pm
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>Mugshot of the day

Oh, America.
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>> No. 24043 Cockernay
20th September 2017
Wednesday 4:48 pm
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You two aren't rich.
>> No. 24044 Britfag
20th September 2017
Wednesday 5:07 pm
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Laughing at Seppos is a British tradition.
>> No. 24045 Aki
20th September 2017
Wednesday 6:49 pm
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This thread isn't as entertaining.
>> No. 24046 Raoul
20th September 2017
Wednesday 6:49 pm
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This thread isn't as entertaining.
>> No. 24047 Britfag
20th September 2017
Wednesday 7:53 pm
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You can say that again.


>> No. 412820 Anonymous
16th September 2017
Saturday 9:25 am
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Twisted paedophiles are impersonating chicken nuggets online in order to lure unsuspecting children.

They’re also pretending to be ice creams and actual roads in order to attract school kids, according to social media safety expert Dr Maureen Griffin.

‘At primary school level, I have dealt with accounts set up pretending to be chicken nuggets and ice-cream in order to friend children,’ she said.

Another filthy pervert set up a fake social media account and posed as a road outside a girls’ secondary school.

She said: “Over 400 girls at the school accepted the road as a friend. The owner of the account was a known convicted sex offender who made no effort to contact the girls, he didn’t follow them or meet them in real life or wait outside their school. He simply collected their photos, pictures from teenage discos, girls’ sleepovers and a range of selfies.”

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to tell the difference between reality and satire.
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>> No. 412895 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 12:35 am
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Not necessarily. Maybe he was just making a scrapbook for them.
>> No. 412900 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 5:12 am
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>How thick do you have to be as a kid though to think a road or a chicken nugget would both be able to chat online and have its own chat account.

Children will add anyone. I remember when my 12 year old cousin was my facebook friend a good few years back and I started getting friend requests from all her mates I'd never even heard of.

Initially, I just thought it was because I'm cool but then it dawned on me that they are just bumping their numbers up to feel popular.
>> No. 412901 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 6:44 am
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Speak for yourself.
>> No. 412904 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 1:52 pm
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We live in an age where it is a PR persons job to talk like they are the embodiment of their products on Twitter and Facebook all day. They aren't going to see anything out of the ordinary in a road and a food having an online Identity.
>> No. 412911 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 6:16 pm
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Don't call it a job B1064, someone would have to pay them if that kind of talk catches on.


>> No. 411972 Anonymous
4th July 2017
Tuesday 5:14 pm
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Alright, lads.

How's it going?
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>> No. 412841 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 1:28 am
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I had a friend visiting tonight with his dog. Quite large labrador.

Anyway, after about half an hour of dozing off in a corner on the front room carpet, that fucking dog just got up without a sound and decided to take a shit on my creamy white carpet. And the dog sort of had diarrhea, so the contents of said shit were semi liquid.

And people wonder why I don't like dogs. I wouldn't say I outright hate them, but I have just always had a profound lack of fondness for them. They just never did anything for me. And one of those creatures making a dookie on my carpet today really wasn't helping.
>> No. 412844 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 2:08 am
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100% conceptual.
>> No. 412857 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 5:25 pm
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0% art?
>> No. 412906 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 2:15 pm
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Looks like are Theresa prior to a porn shoot.
>> No. 412909 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 5:19 pm
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You're not wrong.


>> No. 25093 Anonymous
8th July 2017
Saturday 10:47 pm
/emo/25093 010 something nice thread
We have the whinging thread in 101 and the minor angst thread here, how about a thread for small things that have happened we're happy about?
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>> No. 25668 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 11:48 pm
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>> No. 25669 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 12:15 am
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I have three folders: 'Uncategorised', 'Misc.', and 'Everything Else'.
>> No. 25671 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 5:23 am
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I'm going to go to the Freshers event today. I'm going to make friends. They won't even notice my odd voice or complete lack of personality. By February of next year I will be living independently and will be dating a woman who I might even marry, should I wish it, just as soon as she's seen what a fully grown-up-bloke-man I can be.

All of this and more will come to pass under the guidance of Our Goddess Eris.
>> No. 25672 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 11:48 am
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>They won't even notice my odd voice or complete lack of personality.

That's par for the course, you're a fresher. You've all got odd voices and no personalities. Speaking as a former mature student, you're all absolutely ludicrous specimens. If you don't have a ridiculous self-imposed nickname, blue hair and some crap patter about your gap yah, then you're well above average in the "not being a bellend" stakes.

>dating a woman who I might even marry

Definitely don't do that. Settle for someone for cuffing season if you want, but get yourself back on the market in April. Don't squander your prime shagging years on the first girl who shows any sort of interest. You're surrounded by nubile and slightly naive girls who are intoxicated by independence and Yaegerbombs. Make the most of it.

>a fully grown-up-bloke-man

Ha! You will look back on your university years with a deep, profound sense of embarrassment; if you don't, you've made a terrible mistake. Students are supposed to be annoying little gobshites who cut about town in a leopard-print onesie, drink cider out of a welly boot and have cringeworthy conversations about Sartre and house music. If you don't make a complete tit of yourself, you'll miss out on most of the fun. Embrace the cringe.
>> No. 25673 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 12:07 pm
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Good luck lad. I wouldn't rely on the Goddess to provide you with anything other than chaos though. That is more her purview. Maybe if you were planning to drop acid before going.


>> No. 364298 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 4:47 pm
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ITT: Weird dreams you've had lately.

I actually dreamed last night that I was in Australia, visiting the two blokes from the Foster's adverts in their beach hut. Sure enough, they gave me a Foster's, and I said "cheers, guys"... and then one of them said to me "oh no mayt, we don't say cheers heere. We say 'You little ripper!'"

Quite bizarre... has this dream got any deeper meaning, or have I just been watching too much telly lately?
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>> No. 412896 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 12:47 am
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>Funding Unsuccessful

Point revoked, case dismissed.
>> No. 412897 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 1:51 am
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>> No. 412898 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 2:49 am
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I've reviewed your case and it appears to be a youtuber with a 100k views per video and every one of his update videos is just him saying he's not getting the hair cut.

if you are already 100k youtube viewers worth of famous and you still only get $4,000 for a kickstarter campaign then it hardly sets the bar very high for how much money you can fleece out of idiots via crowdfunding does it.
>> No. 412902 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 10:08 am
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He did actually drink wine and get a haircut in the end though.

I quite like him.
>> No. 412903 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 11:20 am
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>Point revoked, case dismissed.
I've got A$1439 that says otherwise.


>> No. 58664 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 12:18 pm
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This would never of happened if the 5p carrier bag charge wasn't brought in.

There's no way a filmsy old carrier bag could of supported the weight of a makeshift bomb, but these newfangled durable bags are so durable they can be used to hide explosives in plain sight.

Yet again the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
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>> No. 58712 YubYub
19th September 2017
Tuesday 9:10 pm
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It does happen sometimes. The thing is, because of their patriarchal ways, men are the ones who go and fight.

I forgot I was on /iq/ for a second.
>> No. 58713 YubYub
20th September 2017
Wednesday 6:49 am
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I couldn't vote for a politician who can't recite the price of a pint of milk or a loaf of bread off the top of their head.
>> No. 58714 R4GE
20th September 2017
Wednesday 8:06 am
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Absolute joke that people still eat white bread. Shit's poison.
>> No. 58715 Moralfag
20th September 2017
Wednesday 8:07 am
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Since when did casual bread dolphin rape become acceptable around here?
>> No. 58716 Samefag
20th September 2017
Wednesday 10:36 am
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This has always been a rice packing website and it will remain so as long as I draw breath, grain-traitor.


>> No. 412852 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 4:07 pm
/b/412852 Why's Britain so fucked up?
I ask myself frequently.
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>> No. 412887 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 11:43 pm
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Sometimes you need to be on the outside of the box to see what is going on inside. Like the way the American debate around and resistance to the health care model that the civilized world uses to better effect than theirs seems like some sort of grotesque farce to those of us not involved in the performance.
>> No. 412889 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 12:05 am
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Tell me more about Sweden and Somalians please. I want to hear the truth.
>> No. 412892 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 12:13 am
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Maybe it always seems fucked up but then after a few years you realise it wasn't that fucked at all.
>> No. 412893 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 12:30 am
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Are you serious?
>> No. 412899 Anonymous
20th September 2017
Wednesday 3:36 am
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It makes sense because by then there will be even more fucked up shit, so what happened before doesn't seem like such a big deal.


>> No. 9430 Anonymous
26th January 2016
Tuesday 10:09 pm
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Huddersfield charity shop finally says goodbye to a shutter which lasted 26 years

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. 13589 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 5:04 pm
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>All it takes is a divorce from hell
If you're talking about attractive qualities for single people then I don't think anyone who's considering you as a partner is going to be worried about you losing your money in a divorce.
>> No. 13595 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 1:16 am
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Probably not, if they really see you for the person that you are.

But we were talking about what pulls young birds during which respective decade of your life. As a divorced penniless 40something, you may find solace with a fellow 40something or late-30something woman who also has to start her life from zero for whatever reason. But losing whatever wealth you had will rob you of one of the key selling points about yourself to those much coveted "pretty young things".
>> No. 13597 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 9:50 am
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RIP Otherlads.
>> No. 13598 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 11:49 am
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"Acid leak in Hull causes £17.5 million improvements."
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19th September 2017
Tuesday 11:08 pm
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>A British pensioner has launched a search appeal after his cat mysteriously vanished while being flown from Dubai to England.

>Dinky has not been seen since she was checked in for the long haul flight ahead of a journey to London Gatwick, her owner Ian Lees said.

>But when he and wife Susan landed in Britain, the cage was handed back to him empty. The plane was thoroughly searched but the cat could not be found. 

>The cage Dinky had been travelling in had a slightly loose hinge and Mr Lees says it is possible his pet escaped before the plane took off.  


>> No. 26036 Anonymous
4th August 2017
Friday 3:15 am
/g/26036 PAYG Sim
Looking for a PAYG micro-sim card with the most amount of data for your money.
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>> No. 26037 Anonymous
4th August 2017
Friday 5:01 am
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>> No. 26040 Anonymous
4th August 2017
Friday 10:18 am
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Yeah I have a GiffGaff SIM they are pretty reasonable actually.
>> No. 26041 Anonymous
4th August 2017
Friday 11:21 am
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Internet in shock as users recommend Giffgaff without spamming referral links.
>> No. 26102 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 8:53 pm
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Plusnet have a 5GB a month deal for the same price as Giffgaff's 2GB plan (£10).


>> No. 10582 Anonymous
17th May 2017
Wednesday 12:20 pm
/beat/10582 What you feeling right now? - Part IV, The Revenge of the Feeling.
The last thread ate all of my ram and crashed my browser when I tried to open it, so here is a new thread.
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>> No. 10789 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 6:29 pm
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The album is an instrumental re-imagining of Nevermind. It's pretty cool.
>> No. 10790 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 6:33 pm
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Really interesting, thanks. Nevermind was the first CD I ever bought...
>> No. 10791 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 9:17 pm
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The cover of Breed is very, very good.
>> No. 10792 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 8:08 pm
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Is this like a cover? I'm just at the 3rd minute but I hear Nirvana.
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19th September 2017
Tuesday 8:09 pm
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I guess I should read the thread before posting...


>> No. 3223 Anonymous
18th February 2013
Monday 7:58 pm
/£$€¥/3223 Bitcoins
Have any of you bought Bitcoins or spoken to anybody that has?

The underlying principle of removing the role of the banking industry from transactions (or at least limiting its influence) seems noble but it stinks of a giant scam IMO.
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>> No. 7167 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 1:23 am
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Hmm. I wonder if Russians prefer to deal in dollars, given the fragility of the rouble.
>> No. 7168 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 1:35 am
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Any international trade worth talking about is done in dollars. It's why the dollar is still the gold standard it is.
>> No. 7169 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 1:37 pm
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Most of the mining is still in China and it's rumoured that's about to be banned too. How that effects price I don't know but it doesn't seem too positive to have all that capital outlay flushed down the shitter.
>> No. 7170 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 1:42 pm
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>Most of the mining is still in China and it's rumoured that's about to be banned too. How that effects price I don't know but it doesn't seem too positive to have all that capital outlay flushed down the shitter.
Just think of all those GPUs being re-boxed and turning up on ebay and aliexpress.
>> No. 7171 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 3:13 pm
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The commercial BTC miners all use special-purpose ASIC chips, so that'll all get scrapped when it's no longer useful. ETH and some altcoins are still mined on GPUs.


>> No. 13129 Anonymous
8th August 2017
Tuesday 8:02 pm
/news/13129 North Korea and the inevitable even bigger mess, maybe
So what's happening with North Korea, in you pair's opinion? Frankly, I'm not convinced they even have a nuclear weapon, let alone the miniaturised warhead that's been reported, from a single source, today. However, I'm wildly cynical and hopelessly gullible in equal measure, so what do I know?
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>> No. 13591 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 12:36 am
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Stop talking bollocks lads. I can't wait for nukes to start flying.
>> No. 13592 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 12:37 pm
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I should remind you that any attack on China (or NK if it matters) would also be conditional upon Seoul's consent as would even having American forces stationed in the North. While North Korea is undeniably somewhat of an asset for China it is also an incredible strategic liability these days which is why we can see China increasingly assenting to international sanctions that even a few months ago would've been unthinkable.

Without wanting to repeat myself, you have to consider the long-term impacts of North Korean belligerence for instance in Japan's debate over a more forward defence posture or public support in South Korea for nuclear deterrence. These are bad developments for China and it demonstrates that this isn't such an easy strategic calculation. Indeed, the opinion stated the Global Times (the mouthpiece of the regime) is that China will be neutral in the event of a North Korean first strike drawing at least one clear red line.

Anyway, to move back to the topic of the thread we have seen over the past few months the US gaining increasing leverage over the North through international sanctions and flyovers by nuclear bombers. This I think is eventually where this will end with a negotiated climb down, at the moment Kim is demanding an end to all joint-exercises in return for a promise to end nuclear tests, that isn't going to happen but as time goes on the US is gaining more and more leverage to make its own demands.

>They're already facing chronic threats on their borders with Russia, India and laplanderstan

There is literally only one of those that represents a chronic threat. China settled its border with Russia in the 90s and laplanderstan is a long-term ally which while somewhat unstable represents no threat to China itself and is a grateful anchor to it's silk road.

You' know we will probably look back on this in a few years time and be amazed that we ever took the POTUS twitter account as a place for serious policy announcements. I guess he is at least helping the American gutterpress industry.
>> No. 13593 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 8:51 pm
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Who knows, maybe it will set a precedent. I can certainly understand a desire to bypass the media and speak directly to the people, even if this is the worst possible manifestation of that sentiment.
>> No. 13594 Anonymous
19th September 2017
Tuesday 12:47 am
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That is probably the only game-changing part of the Trump presidency in my view. He's fucking useless, but in the future, many leaders will feel like they can use social media with no filter whatsoever. That's the cleverest part of what he has done.
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19th September 2017
Tuesday 2:08 am
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Let's not pretend it was clever.


>> No. 25624 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 4:28 pm
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I feel like I'm having a bit of a crisis lads. Long post incoming and you'll have to forgive me if I can't quite artciulate myself as well as I would like to; my brain has been a little foggy lately.

I've had a niggling feeling for a while that I don't feel quite right, and to say I feel disatisfied with myself and my situation would be an understatement. Not that things are bad, I have it much better than a lot of people, but recent events have kicked my mind and anxiety into overgear. I'll explain as best as I can.

About a week or so ago I found out that my dad might be losing his job. The decision is about a year away, there's a good chance that he won't, and even if he does, my parents own the house, have savings etc, so this would hopefully hold them over until he gets something else (he is 59 though and it's the North East so the job market isnt exactly great). I feel confident in him. This doesn't stop me from worrying however - I've always been a worrier. Now, some of this worry is for the obvious reason that I am concerned about my parents. But secondly, it really threw me back because it felt as though a pillar was crumbling. My dad has worked this job since before I was born, it's what I have always known. All the stability and privision is because of that, all the nice things me and my sister had were becuase of that. I'm sure loads of people change jobs (I've had a bunch already), so I don't why this is having such an impact. Since he told me about the situation, my mind has been racing with childhood memories and guilt, I really can't explain why. It does however, feel that my younger years are closing in, one constant I have always known may be coming to an end.

The second thing that happened is that my very good (perhaps best) friend just got engaged and asked me to be best man. Now I'm very happy for them both and it was even because of me they met, so its kind of crazy seeing the whole thing from start to finish. But this also knocked me back - my friends are getting married. Again, I'm happy for them, they are a great couple. It just blows my mind that the guy I met when I was 18 is now getting married. I was speaking to my parents about it and they assumed that me and my girlfriend would be next, as though they wouldn't find it odd, as though I'm at that age already. The concept of physically aging doesn't really bother me, I've never been a looker and I've been losing my hair since 22, but to be considered the age for things such as this and that I should begin settling down blows my mind a little. This all probably sounds quite standard to a lot of people here, that I'm scared of growing up. I get that. But I am struggling with it, and combined with what I mentioned in the paragraph above, I've barely slept all week as silly as it sounds.

A third point is my girlfriend. I do like her and probably do love her, I certainly care about it. But, can't help feel that long term we really aren't suited to one another. The other night something happened that not only confirmed this but also frightened me. Sex has always been a bit of a hot topic with us. Other than when we first got together, my desire for it has been quite low, certainly much lower than hers (I'm not sure why, I don't really masturbate much either, other than to help me sleep). This causes frequent arguments becase I don't always want to have sex, to points where she can get quite nasty. This has always bugged me, as if it were the other way around and I was getting so angry because she wouldn't sleep with me I can't imagine all of the names that would be thrown at me! Anyway, the other night I was concerned with what my dad had just told me and I really wasn't in the mood, so, she gets upset and angry as usual. This time however, she gets more confrontational and complains that I'm just lying in bed (I just wanted to try and sleep at this point), eventually, she grabs a knife from the kitchen and holds it against her wrists so that I would react. This honestly frighened me, and I had the worst panic attack I can remember having as a result. It was unexpected and it was a mean thing to do just to get a reaction out of me. Ever since then, I feel that I have been mentally detatched.

Lastly, I still get that teenage urge of selling my things in a panic and moving to another country (an old, sort of friend got a work visa for Canada and I feel jealous to be honest). I've had a bunch of different jobs (even a proper, sort of respectable grad job at one point, but fuck wearing a tie and shirt and sitting at a desk 9 - 5). At the moment, I get by (cover expenses and save a little) working a bunch of different jobs in the arts and I've decided to have a go getting a video production business off the ground, nothing special right now just some freelance editing gigs to test the water. The thing is, I'm 26 and as mentioned above, I feel like everyone is waiting for me to get a proper full time job and settle down. Conversely, I feel as though I'm waiting for my life to start getting exciting and interesting.

The above has been a bit of a messy post, but like I said my head has been all over lately. I apologise for spelling and grammatical errors, or if it doesn't make sense.

I just want to chat to some of you guys about it, any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated. Constructive advice especially, I've tried counselling in the past a few times and it was pointless, it didn't give me any sense of what to do next.
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>> No. 25635 Anonymous
14th September 2017
Thursday 8:18 pm
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>It's the kind of behaviour that can quickly escalate into something much more sinister.
Like what? Taking uncomfortably long and hot showers?

My girlfriend once nonchalantly told me that she cut herself because of me. I told her to cut her wrists if she really means it. She hasn't said anything as stupid as that since.
>> No. 25653 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 9:40 pm
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Sorry lads, I've been working away this weekend so I've just seen the responses. Very much appreciate all the advice though.

Aren't they all?

I've calmed down a fair bit since then regarding my dad, especially since having a chat with him. Worst case, I can help him find something when the time comes or at least put him a CV together, applying for jobs is a fair bit different than it was 30 odd years ago.

I think my anxiety did steep from seeing him having a vulnerability. Despite my age, I still sort of see my dad as a bloke who can just get on with anything and have it sorted, him being in a predicament seems so odd to me.

I'm not envious that my friends are getting married, I think it's a bit of a risk these days, it's just the idea of them moving on and settling down - I want to do the opposite, I know that 26 isn't old but it doesn't feel young either. It's easy to disregard what people think of you, but it's hard to not give a fuck sometimes.

As for the lass, I probably should. Deep down I sort of feel that I'll see it to the end and suffer the misery instead of nipping it in the bud. Other than the incident I mentioned previously, things are fine with us, so it makes it very difficult.

Regarding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I like it in theory, I tried it, and it did nothing for me. Neither did regular counselling and couples counselling felt like a bigger waste of time - couldn't help but feel the bloke was trying to pin all of the problems on me.
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>> No. 25655 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 10:59 pm
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>Despite my age, I still sort of see my dad as a bloke who can just get on with anything and have it sorted, him being in a predicament seems so odd to me.
If you're 26 then yeah, it's certainly time you started seeing your dad as a regular human being with flaws and all, not an infallible font of ability and security.

>Other than the incident I mentioned previously, things are fine with us
She grabbed a knife and threatened to cut her wrists because you wouldn't have sex with her, and you mentioned she has been "quite nasty" about your sex life in the past. Try and put yourself in the shoes of people reading this. Imagine a friend told you that, what would your reaction be? I'm as loathe as the other posters here to trot out the usual "dump the crazy bitch" rhetoric, but that is seriously worrying behaviour and at the very least you two need to sit down and talk it out. Communicate your concerns, and make sure you let her do the same. Try and listen.

Good luck mate, hope it all works out, especially that video production business you mentioned; even if you're just thinking seriously about getting that sort of thing off the ground then you're ahead of most of your peers in terms of ambition and maturity.
>> No. 25657 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 12:15 am
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> I feel that my situation would be improved if I just had the balls to be honest with myself

There you go, thats a great start. Look in the mirror - take responsibility for your own life, it's all your fault. I find this to be the most liberating idea, because if you take responsibility for something, you can fix it.

Dump the mad bitch.
>> No. 25658 Anonymous
18th September 2017
Monday 10:11 am
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>which is a highly treatable problem

...if you can get treatment for it. I've been waiting about a year now.


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