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>> No. 4734 Anonymous
6th May 2022
Friday 6:43 pm
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Hello again, bikelads.

One of you mentioned in an old motorcycle thread that you had a big BMW bike and I have now joined that club.

It is honestly the most comfortable bike I've ever had out on A roads and motorways, but also the most top heavy and unforgiving at slow speeds. I'm only a bit under 180cm but still find I can only just about tippy-toe the bastard when I need to.

Thinking of maybe trying to lower the seat a bit in the future, but might be redundant for such a big old lump of a bike (170kg or so).

Any tips for slow riding in the city? When will I reach that zen state of never coming to a complete stop?
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>> No. 4739 Anonymous
8th May 2022
Sunday 11:29 am
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>Any tips for slow riding in the city? When will I reach that zen state of never coming to a complete stop?

Your instincts are to try and manhandle the bike like a pushbike, hence your concerns about getting your feet down. The trick is to use your leg solely as a kickstand to stop the bike from tipping over. All of your forward momentum and directional control comes from the bike.

The geometry of the steering means that the bike will naturally stabilise itself under throttle unless you disrupt that balance. It doesn't matter if the bike has quite a lot of lean angle when you're stopped, because the bike will pull itself upright as soon as you move off. Look where you want to go, stay relaxed, trust the inherent stability of the bike in motion and the rest will come naturally.

>> No. 4740 Anonymous
8th May 2022
Sunday 12:17 pm
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>One thing I did notice is that my hands were feeling the vibrations after a while -- anything I can do about that?

You mentioned you haven't rode a bike for a while - these will be physical issues on your side, and in a few weeks/months will have disappeared. You're probably feeling a bit of a tired neck, some tingling in the hands. There is a natural tendency at first to lean too far forward and actually put too much weight on your hands - it's a core body strength thing - at the same time, if you're too upright, the wind will buffet your head and you'll find yourself thinking about getting a bigger windscreen - don't do that, just practice more.

Incidentally, this is why the BMW RT is the king of all bikes - people complain it doesn't have much character, quite clinical in a way, but it is ruthlessly efficient and very very fast. The seat is much lower, the windscreen is much bigger and the angle of it is electrically adjustable. It means you can adjust the bubble of air you sit in, to the point that the airflow is going correctly just over your helmet - there is a joke among RT riders that when its in the correct position, you could probably smoke a fag while riding along. These ergonomics (and how quick it is) is why its the most popular police bike in the world. I intend to buy one when my wife isn't looking.
>> No. 4764 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 9:20 pm
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A big thank you to those who offered a bit of advice and encouragement.

I'm now fully in control of the bike at slow speeds and rarely ever feel the need to try to put both feet down. It's mad how, psychologically, the bike now seems "small" and manoeuvrable.

I'm travelling about 80 miles per day on it for my commute. I've comfortably hit about 90mph, driven it through busy city centres, filtered through traffic, and also stalled and dropped the bastard in my garage (damage now repaired). I've never been so in love with a vehicle, and had entirely forgotten how much I enjoyed motorcycling.

The tingle in my hands were mostly down to giving the poor handlebars the deathgrip. Now that I'm not feeling the same level of nerves, my hands and shoulders are more relaxed and I'm not getting all the engine vibrations.


Great post. The engine is 100% doing the work now, and I realise that my urge to manhandle the bike came from not feeling in control in first gear. In my defence, most reviews on the F800ST seem to criticise that narrow biting point and the gear box more generally (a reviewer on MCN said the first gear felt like second), but now everything very easy.

I'm now practicing getting more lean into my corners and trusting the physics of the bike to keep me off the floor.

I really can't express enough how happy it makes me to ride every day.
>> No. 4765 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 11:14 pm
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I'd offer you a thumbs up emoji, but I'm pretty sure that's a bannable offence. Anyway, happy riding m8 and try to keep it shiny side up.
>> No. 4766 Anonymous
7th July 2022
Thursday 1:39 pm
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>> No. 90725 Anonymous
6th October 2020
Tuesday 5:49 pm
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>Mr Johnson also channeled the spirit of Thatcher's 1980s revolution by pledging to save the dream of home ownership for a new generation, with the government underwriting 95 per cent mortgages for around two million first-time buyers.

>The government has yet to give details, but it seems some of the 'stress test' rules imposed on banks after the 2008 financial crisis could be relaxed to facilitate long-term fixed rate mortgages at 95 per cent of a property's value. The government could instead accept some of the risk through a guarantee scheme - although this would leave the taxpayer on the hook for potentially huge sums.

https://www.If I post a link to this website again I will be

Let's overheat the housing market further by softening the measures brought in as a result of the financial crisis. What could possibly go wrong?
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>> No. 96206 Anonymous
7th July 2022
Thursday 9:33 am
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Oh goody, I love a leadership contest.
What kind of deluded fuckwit wants to be PM? I guess we'll find out. Maybe it'll be Boris again.
>> No. 96207 Anonymous
7th July 2022
Thursday 10:34 am
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Penny Mordaunt is very attractive, I don't know her politics, but if she is PM we could rival New Zealand and Finland as nation with hottest leader.
>> No. 96208 Anonymous
7th July 2022
Thursday 10:46 am
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Attractive? That article only rates her 6/10
>> No. 96209 Anonymous
7th July 2022
Thursday 11:06 am
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Suella Braverman said on ITV's Peston last night that she would run if a leadership challenge happened. Her main policy that she seemed most passionate about was tackling "all this woke rubbish", which seems a bit rich coming from a bloody woman. Must be that time of the month. She also talked about how her parents came to this country with nothing, but sadly there was no mention of the National Front correctly informing her of just how much black there is in the Union Jack.

Steve Baker has also said he wants to run and wants to tackle wokeness, but at least he's English and won't constantly be distracted by pictures of shoes, so he's not a hypocrite at least.
>> No. 96210 Anonymous
7th July 2022
Thursday 11:08 am
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Conservative Home run regular polls of verified Tory members. Their polling suggests that Sunak would lose badly in a run-off with Mordaunt, Wallace or Truss. The bookies still have Sunak as 5/2 favourite, but unless they think there's going to be some sort of shenanigans to avoid a full leadership election, I think they've badly misjudged this one. I already got a decent lump of money on Mordaunt when she was 11/1, but I'm definitely getting a few quid on Wallace at his current 6/1 price.


>> No. 36687 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 7:58 pm
/news/36687 Ukraine Crisis
Let's take a break from Thatcherlad arguing with Marxlad and talk about geopolitics. So what do we reckon about this year's bi-annual lurching forward of the doomsday clock?

I think this is a pretty sensible breakdown.

Standing back from the situation it seems obvious that US led brinkmanship and almost psychopathic foreign policy only makes a bad situation worse. The extent to which the media portrays Russia as the unambiguous bad guys while NATO continues to push them borders on completely delusional, like saying the sky is green or the sea is made of sand. Russia and Putin are no saints by any means, but what did we (the West) expect by constantly encroaching on their security interests?

The UK and EU badly need to distance themselves from America, I feel like they are going to become dangerous friends to have if moments like this and China's overtures on Taiwan play out as their own Suez crisis.
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>> No. 38886 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 5:33 pm
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We tried banning parties but the government kept on having them.
>> No. 38887 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 6:17 pm
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If the Scots had unilaterally declared independence after a violent coup backed by Denmark and most of the SNP leadership were on Denmark's payroll, then yes, I think it would be OK to ban the SNP.

Side note: Until a few months ago, the paper was printing articles in support of the self-declared states in Donetsk and Luhansk. It has repeatedly referred to Ukrainian forces as "fascists", referred to Putin-backed forces as "anti-fascists" and presented Kremlin propaganda as fact. The Morning Star was largely funded by the Soviet Union prior to 1991. The Morning Star has been running at a considerable loss for many years and is almost wholly reliant on donations; I would be very curious to see where those donations come from.
>> No. 38889 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 7:47 pm
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If the SNP were openly encouraging an ongoing Norwegian invasion of Yorkshire then yes, we ought to ban them. Well, in a normal times anyway, personally I'd have crossed the lines weeks ago.
>> No. 38890 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 7:53 pm
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This is why you need read all the replies to a post, or you end up making the same Scandi invasion gag as the previous lad, only worse.

Good to know we're all clued in to their icy machinations though.
>> No. 38891 Anonymous
7th July 2022
Thursday 7:37 am
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*Irishly* My name's Fergal Keane, here's a crying woman.


>> No. 28571 Anonymous
17th May 2019
Friday 1:05 am
/101/28571 Minor Rants and Piss-Offs, Mark VIII
It appears largethreadmodlad has also locked the previous iteration of this thread; Mark VIII it is, then.

I take perfect care of my nails. I don't bite them, I cut in the standard flat formation every 3-5 days, and scrub under them in the shower. So why the actual fuck are my cuticles bleeding? Putting the plaster over to catch the blood means I can't play my bass properly, and that pisses me off.
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>> No. 33329 Anonymous
3rd July 2022
Sunday 3:18 pm
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> Did you get nervous we had another Falklands War on or something?

No, but it was unsettling to read about Jimmy Saville hosting another charity event.
>> No. 33330 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 9:51 am
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Ball deodorant is truly /101/worthy.
Can't find stick stuff for love or money, so now it feels as if I've got a beefy poz load congealing in each armpit.
>> No. 33331 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 11:15 am
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Sounds like you grouted it on, that's really not necessary. Full disclosure I am a roll-on ultra.
>> No. 33332 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 11:44 am
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Some roll-ons can be claggy, but I've had zero issues with Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort.
>> No. 33333 Anonymous
7th July 2022
Thursday 7:01 am
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There's a certain kind of middle-aged internet user who feels the need to end everything they post ".... LOL", regardless of what came before.


>> No. 450389 Anonymous
4th April 2022
Monday 8:11 am
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New weekday thread: Zool edition.
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>> No. 452400 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 9:39 pm
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I had one of those Refresher lollipops earlier, at work. I opened it up, and it immediately fell on the office carpet. I picked it up (three-second rule) and looked at it, and it looked fine so I put it in my mouth. After about a minute, I had sucked and chewed it down and found a sharp, stonelike substance embedded in it, like a tiny piece of gravel. Revolted and horrified, I threw it in the bin. But I had checked it after dropping it, and it was fine. Where did this small hard object come from?

Anyway, I have just discovered that a filling is missing from one of my teeth. Fuck.
>> No. 452401 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 10:29 pm
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Well did you find out where the grit came from? Don't leave us in suspense.
>> No. 452402 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 10:33 pm
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The grit was the filling. Sorry; I tried to tell the story so that would be the plot twist.
>> No. 452403 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 10:52 pm
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Honeycomb or cinder toffee?
>> No. 452404 Anonymous
7th July 2022
Thursday 5:51 am
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My neighbours are on holiday, so I've wheeled their empty bin out and put my own excess rubbish in it. This felt incredibly transgressive.


>> No. 15041 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 5:43 pm
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>Drag queens banned from performing at Free Pride Glasgow event over fears acts will offend trans people


>The organisation said in a statement that it hopes to create a safe space for all members of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual) community, and that while the decision may "disappoint" some people "the needs of the most marginalised groups within our community come first."


>Free Pride Glasgow said: “It was felt that it [drag performance] would make some of those who were transgender or questioning their gender uncomfortable. It was felt by the group within the Trans/Non Binary Caucus that some drag performance, particularly cis drag, hinges on the social view of gender and making it into a joke, however transgender individuals do not feel as though their gender identity is a joke.”

Life rarely takes the piss out of itself like this. It almost sounds like the plot of a South Park episode.
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>> No. 38880 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 4:22 pm
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>Course it's not actually about any of that and that's the point. If we were to look at it at all rationally we'd conclude that that's perhaps a sensible line of approach. But it's entirely just the dregs of the tank from the old-guard fisherperson arsenal, attempting to stay relevant. People assume the fisherfolk demographic is lefty but it's really not, most of the OG fisherfolk are deeply boomer, they're middle class middle aged women who have time on their hands to get annoyed that nobody pays enough attention to them. Same shit as the wave of pedo hysteria 20 years ago.

What the fuck are you talking about. This is the policy response to a public consultation on mixed-sex bathrooms, it says nothing about you and the hons visiting the women's restroom of your local pre-school so long as you've got a dress on.
>> No. 38882 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 4:24 pm
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You must be quite dense.
>> No. 38884 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 4:26 pm
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>Are you from a broken family?

I just think everyone should have a toilet attendant at home, like they do in clubs.
>> No. 38885 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 4:57 pm
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Do women's bogs have those too?
>> No. 38888 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 7:11 pm
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If you assume that women's toilets don't need them because they might be more cleanly with their number 1's and 2's and with taming the red dragon, then no, that isn't the case. In fact, going by what some attendants will tell you, a lot of women's toilets especially at clubs where half the people are off their tits all evening can look worse than men's bogs.


>> No. 31764 Anonymous
5th July 2022
Tuesday 12:16 am
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One area I've always felt myself lacking is in dirty talk, I don't know whether I'm on outlier here but mostly my sex is pretty quite even if I don't receive any complaints. Mostly just some '...your my woman' kind of caveman talk in bed when in a relationship.

Do you have any tips on this to increase a ladies pleasure?
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>> No. 31765 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 1:13 pm
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I think it's one of those things where you've either got it, or you don't, honestly. Some people like it, others aren't that bothered.

I think what stops a lot of people is that when you actually step back and look at it and think about the things you say in the heat of the moment, without the benefit of sexual arousal clouding your brain, it sounds cheesy, cringeworthy, embarrassing as fuck. You have to get past the shyness and just embrace talking about how big your cock is, and how deep in her cunt it is, and how tight she is, and what a naughty slut she is, and how you want to breed her, etc etc. Whatever it is that does it for you/her. Just embrace it. You only live once, and you only get to spend half of that time having a halfway decent sex life, before you're too old and grey to bother any more.

Some people just can't get over that, though, and to be honest they're the people I get along with the least sexually. You're already naked, exposed, both baring your body with your weird lumps and that one embarrassingly located birthmark and so on. If you can't loosen up and let go at that stage, then when can you? I almost see it as a sign of conceitedness.

Anyway it varies from person to person, but I think a good place to start is working out what words they like to have used. My ex was the first girl I'd met who preferred to have it called her "cunt", for instance. Then find out what concepts about sex really excite them. A partner I had once kept saying something along the lines of "You're proper gonna bucket me out!" which I thought sounded daft, but I realised after a bit that it was a turn on for her being gaped, stretched, or what have you, so I responded in kind by talking about how I was gonna leave her all loose and saggy and so on. She loved it.

You have to get to know the lass a bit and tailor it to their tastes, is what I'm saying. Some lasses don't need it, I'm shagging a lass at the moment who's much more physical than verbal or mental, plus doesn't speak the best English. So it would have diminishing returns. But still no harm putting in a few comments here and there. You might as well just give it a go.
>> No. 31766 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 1:29 pm
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My first girlfriend told me she was "sopping wet" while we were fooling around and that totally put me out of the moment.

I've only dirty talked one sexual partner, and it was very half hearted on my part. I remember once she sent me a text saying something like "I'm shoving a dildo up my pussy and thinking about you. What do you think of that?" It was a weird question, but I treated the whole exchange like a social link on Persona, just saying what she wants to hear then I get good points because she likes me more.


>> No. 425684 Anonymous
5th April 2019
Friday 11:36 pm
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So am I the only one who is getting a bit annoyed by this whole Greta Thunberg cult, or am I just too much of a cold hearted cynic that the world would be better off without?

I don't doubt the legitimate concern of her generation over climate change, after all it will fall to them to sort out the utter fucking mess that we have left the planet in, but all the awards that she is now being showered with are IMO just middle aged and old people's guilt over their own failure to save the planet's climate despite having had decades of prior warning, and who lost their way and succumbed to high carbon footprint consumerism somewhere between 1990s road protest villages and today's school runs in a 4x4. None of it feels sincere or genuine, it's more like, yeah, just take all these awards and shut the hell up already.

And parents whose children now protest every Friday or so are now engaging in pissing matches on twitter and Instagram to show off which one of their kids gets the most involved. As one commenter said, nothing good has ever come of a youth protest movement that was applauded by parents.
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>> No. 452389 Anonymous
5th July 2022
Tuesday 3:36 pm
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Guess we're going to have to speed up our fusion reactor research to maintain any kind of edge on them in the future.

>A prototype fusion energy plant could bring huge economic benefits to the region - potentially generating more than £1b in gross value added (GVA), an economic report has concluded.

>If the proposed site to host the plant near Goole in East Yorkshire is given the go-ahead by the Government, it could also create more than 8,000 jobs during the manufacture and construction of the prototype power plant.
>> No. 452390 Anonymous
5th July 2022
Tuesday 4:21 pm
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Turns out that nearly a year ago we had a report that found UK space based solar power both technically and economically feasible too. One would've thought it would be bigger news with our greenlads.
>> No. 452391 Anonymous
5th July 2022
Tuesday 4:57 pm
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That's nice. Though in fairness we could have just gone all in on nuclear, and as long as we put the stations in East Yorkshire it would be totally risk free. The place already makes Chernobyl look welcoming.


One day you'll post something that actually exists. Points for effort though m8.
>> No. 452392 Anonymous
5th July 2022
Tuesday 7:49 pm
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Also, the wind from any nuclear incident would blow over the open North Sea. Maybe Norway would catch some of it, but not many people live there anyway.
>> No. 452393 Anonymous
6th July 2022
Wednesday 6:32 am
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City of Culture 2017, mate, you're just jealous.


>> No. 66065 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 4:52 pm
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Should convicted sex attackers be referred to as 'naughty'?
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>> No. 71180 Moralfag
4th July 2022
Monday 3:05 pm
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Can I just say I really like this sex scandal, compared to the last few, because it was blokes what he felt up, so the radio 4 Woman's Hour period power brigade can't make it all about themselves for once. And as it turns out, that makes people take it more seriously.
>> No. 71181 Samefag
4th July 2022
Monday 4:18 pm
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Yeah, see, that's really concerning to remember that this is a Berlusconi-tier government. Not least because he's still fairly popular and as far as I know, has never suffered a day in his life for any reason ever, let alone his debased morallity.

YOU TWITTER LOVING SCUM-FUCK, that's a very interesting read. It actually sounds quite familiar to me because of a conversation I had with a friend after Allegra Stratton (pictured here, centre, crying in the Build Engine) sacrificed herself for World-King Johnson I. I began denouncing the Oxbridge-PPE elite and their pally politics, but as my mate had studied PPE at Cambridge he pointed out how the alliances, interests and mindsets actually form in these people's school years. Of course, maybe he's one of them and was trying to throw me off the scent, didn't want the likes of me poking around where I don't belong... but given how he's basically normal and we mostly attended the same schools, I believe he, and your Twitterhead, are correct. It's horrible!

I remember reading some time ago that something like two-thirds of all wealth in Italy had been controlled by the same families since the fourteen-hundreds. I can't find the article now, so maybe the details are wrong, but the point is it's very hard not to feel maddeningly angry or utter hopeless much of the time. It's like we're living in the Bart Simpson universe and somewhere beyond time and space there's a Hugo Simpson universe we were supposed to be in, but everything got mixed up. Dr Hibbert sent us the wrong reality.

I can't get into this right now. I can't do gender politics and face up to the fact that Britain is governed by a cabal of incestuous hyper-poshos dating back to the time of the Druids. Meet outside the sociology department tomorrow, ten-past-three sharp.
>> No. 71182 Crabkiller
4th July 2022
Monday 4:19 pm
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Forgot to attach the image, ruining the flow of the thread because I can't delete posts still, for reasons murkier than this government.
>> No. 71183 Crabkiller
4th July 2022
Monday 5:38 pm
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Tories cut funding for the delete feature back in 2018. You just have to report yourself to a mod now, like a homeless person getting locked up to spend a night in the warmth of the cells.
>> No. 71187 YubYub
5th July 2022
Tuesday 2:26 pm
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>> No. 17227 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:41 am
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I bought the worms bundle twice absent mindedly so here are the extra keys .gs

Superfrog HD
Worms Blast
Worms Crazy Golf
Worms Ultimate Mayhem
Worms Armageddon
Worms Pinball

One each, that means you bikethief and stickyfingerslad. is Batman GOTY editions and FEAR.
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>> No. 25703 Anonymous
3rd July 2022
Sunday 11:21 pm
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I'm increasingly realising you can't take WAB's opinion on pretty much anything that isn't a traditional PC shooter or strategy/management sim kind of game. He's great as a canary identifying bad ports with shite options or what have you, but he's not much good at actually identifying good games beyond that.
>> No. 25704 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 12:20 pm
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I've settled on just getting remake bundle of Crash Bandicoot and Spyro along with Psychonauts 2. I might pick up Duck Tales too.

You heard me, I'm sick of point and click indie games.
>> No. 25705 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 3:21 pm
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By this point steam sales serve pretty much exclusively for me to gradually pick up all the DLCs for the Total War games.

I think the problem is just that so little has come out over the last few years, that for a lot of companies, the game they were flogging four or five years ago is still the Current Product™. We've entered a wierd stasis of live services and perpetual early access games. There's never that thrill of picking up the last year's big release for a tenner any more because they realised in digital, there's no such thing as stock clearance; they can just keep selling it for 60 quid forever.
>> No. 25706 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 6:00 pm
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>There's never that thrill of picking up the last year's big release for a tenner any more because they realised in digital, there's no such thing as stock clearance; they can just keep selling it for 60 quid forever.

To be fair, half the problem is that rather than knocking a game down to four quid in the Steam sale, you can flog it to Epic for their giveaways. I currently have 221 games in my Epic library - some of them crap, but many of them AAA or good indie titles - none of which I've paid a penny for.
>> No. 25707 Anonymous
5th July 2022
Tuesday 9:42 am
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True, but that's the gamer's equivalent of a well meaning German citizen unwittingly falling for Third Reich propaganda in 1937.


>> No. 8980 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:10 pm
/beat/8980 ITT: Songs in a foreign language
Ásgeir Trausti - Heimförin (Icelandic folk music)

Kaizers Orchestra - Knekker Deg Til Sist (Norwegian alt-rock)

Chetes - Camino a Casa (apparently this counts as pop rock in Mexico)

I guess songs in English by non-native speaking artists are fine too.
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>> No. 13142 Anonymous
17th May 2022
Tuesday 1:21 am
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>> No. 13170 Anonymous
27th May 2022
Friday 12:36 pm
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German punk band Die Toten Hosen enjoyed a niche following in many countries including Britain, in the days before MTV Europe became localised.

The song "Hier Kommt Alex" is a homage to the character Alex in A Clockwork Orange, and the lyrics essentially recount most of the book's premise.

I saw them live in Germany once at Rock am Ring, in its day one of Europe's biggest open-air festivals. They really rocked. A teutonic take on the Sex Pistols, coupled with some broad-appeal guitar rock.
>> No. 13171 Anonymous
28th May 2022
Saturday 5:12 pm
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This song was all over Germany when I went travelling in the early 2000s.
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28th June 2022
Tuesday 1:26 pm
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>> No. 13235 Anonymous
5th July 2022
Tuesday 1:10 am
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I don't know why this wimpy ballad is so catchy, but I can't get it out of my head:

According to Wikipedia, this video is Penelope Cruz's acting debut. The single was released a few weeks before her 15th birthday, so she is presumably 14 here.


>> No. 8117 Anonymous
6th January 2021
Wednesday 8:22 am
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Several lads here seem to have a grasp of investments and so on. Do any of you have a regular income outside "earner income"? What kind of category does it fall into, and how did you come into it?

I had a nice image, but brian isn't playing ball today. It's a list of different (very broad) types of income:
1 Earner income : work a job
2 Profit income : buy and sell
3 Interest income: lending money
4 Dividend income: owning stock
5 Rental income: renting out property
6 Capital gains : assets increase in value
7 Royalties: others use your work
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>> No. 9497 Anonymous
21st June 2022
Tuesday 3:31 pm
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I think the DOW is in for a bit of a multi-day relief rally. Trying to find something like a leveraged ETF on the index to ride it for a couple of days.
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24th June 2022
Friday 11:29 am
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Just sold my ETF on the DOW and turned a tidy profit of almost 500 quid.

Weekend, here I come.
>> No. 9499 Anonymous
24th June 2022
Friday 1:30 pm
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Not bad if you made £500 in under a week. Do you mind if I ask how much you put in to start with?
>> No. 9500 Anonymous
24th June 2022
Friday 3:11 pm
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Upper four figures.

I don't normally take punts like that, but in this case, it seemed plausible to me that the Dow would be taking a breather.

I've found that watching CNBC really helps gauge market sentiment. They never really get credit for being a very good source of financial news.
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4th July 2022
Monday 9:59 pm
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>Another crypto lender Vauld pauses withdrawals as market crash takes its toll

No, it's not a massively bonkers idea to take out loans that are collateralised against insanely volatile assets like a cryptocurrency. And then, as a "crypto lender", either letting customers buy more volatile cryptocurrency with the loan, or loaning the deposited crypto coins out to third parties.

A lot of this financial alchemy just always deserved to fail. It's making Lehman look like a bunch of schoolboys.


>> No. 70947 YubYub
18th May 2022
Wednesday 2:36 pm
/iq/70947 Silly internet things
I think we've brought it up before that normal human relationships these days require a low-level flow of silly internet images. I don't know why it's like this but otherwise you might be viewed as antisocial. Can you two post some images and maybe videos so I can have an archive for when I know I need to contact someone to make them believe I'm a normal human being but don't have anything to say (because I'm a cunt)?
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>> No. 71028 Samefag
1st June 2022
Wednesday 1:42 pm
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It's very useful for organising events and generally keeping in touch with people that life puts distance between, which if we're being charitable does make it a very good tool as you get older.

I bet the young people these days will have a worse time as they get older. You can't organise a piss-up with a mate from your university days using a tik-tok dance and I refuse to believe anyone actually enjoys doing audio/video-notes rather than typing over text despite that apparently being all the rage with the 20-somethings these days.
>> No. 71031 Billbob
1st June 2022
Wednesday 2:29 pm
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>You can't organise a piss-up with a mate from your university days using a tik-tok dance
Bees can.
>> No. 71184 YubYub
4th July 2022
Monday 7:40 pm
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Saw this and thought of you two x
>> No. 71185 R4GE
4th July 2022
Monday 8:56 pm
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How indeed are you supposed to build a pyramid while someone's giving you head?
>> No. 71186 Ambulancelad
4th July 2022
Monday 9:12 pm
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Your mum can't stop me.


>> No. 452363 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 12:04 pm
/b/452363 Nakiri recommendations
I bought a nakiri about a decade ago and it went missing with a big move 3 years ago and I've missed it ever since. It's just nice having something like a nakiri that can do practically everything and have excellent control, sharpness and accuracy.
I've decided it's nigh time to get a new one, any cheflads/enthusiastic cooks out there to recommend one? As it's a big investment for something that'll last, I'm not shying away from the £100 upper barrier. Ta.
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>> No. 452371 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 6:55 pm
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This is a boring answer, but my Wusthof nakiri I swear by, but I've used Wusthof all though my cheflad career, so perhaps it's more familiarity than anything else.

In general for Japanese style knives my first reccomendation would be Shun, but they're definitely over budget. Seki would be my next recommend, they're make by the same people as Shun (Kai) but are a little more affordable. They have a traditional look but a lot of modern techniques go into making them. They're very nice.

I have zero experience with the sort of knife you posted, with the super decorative handles, Damascus style blades and so on, but I've always been a little suspicious of them - to me they feel like they probably put form over function, but I have no hands on experience so really can't say for sure.

I also have a lot of time for ProCook. Their X50 range is ludicrously high quality for the price, and they last forever - they're definitely designed to live in professional kitchens. They do a posh damascus one now, I'm sure it's good, but I've only ever used their X50 stuff.
>> No. 452375 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 8:12 pm
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Controversial answer: get a vegetable knife (菜刀 - càidāo) from your local Chinese supermarket. It's basically a massive nakiri with a deeper blade, which also allows you to use it like a fish slice to transfer food to the pan. It looks a bit like a western meat cleaver, but the blade is much thinner with a finer bevel angle.

It's the only knife that most Chinese chefs and cooks use, so economies of scale mean that you can get a good one for about £20-£30. The cheap catering-grade knives look a bit rough, but they're made of good steel and will last a lifetime.
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4th July 2022
Monday 8:29 pm
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Yeah, this is the general sort of oriental cleaver I'm after, not quite so fussed about how it looks, more if it's suitable to act as a paddle to move food from the chopping board to pan/pot after doing some fine, good chopping, but I am still open to the £100 mark.

Heard good things about the Wusthof blades, I think the one I had in the past was another German brand nakiri from TK Maxx that I got for about £30 ~10 years ago, so I would imagine it would've been around the £70 mark.

I'll give it a fortnight of thought to make an informed decision. Cheers so far!
>> No. 452377 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 8:54 pm
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>Damascus style blades and so on, but I've always been a little suspicious of them - to me they feel like they probably put form over function
In theory they're putting the hard steel at the cutting edge and soft steel around the outside to make it strong and tough.
Great on a big sword or machete you're going to be chopping deer antlers up with, on a little kitchen knife though, ehhh probably is a bit of form over function. Perhaps a good damascus knife can be made much thinner without sacrificing strength which would be good for japanese style knives, but the cheaper ones probably aren't made that well.
Indirectly, damascus does at least serve as visual evidence that the steel is forged and has been extensively worked from the billet. This is very good for the properties of the knife although you don't necessarily need it to be damascus to get these benefits.


>> No. 452373 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 7:13 pm
/b/452373 Why are Americans so stupid?
Lowbrow "humor" like this appeals to them
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>> No. 452374 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 7:49 pm
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I think raking over every stupid internet meme is beneath me. Will not be partaking in this thread.

Marg bar Amerika.


>> No. 450297 Anonymous
1st April 2022
Friday 2:33 pm
/b/450297 We're saved
She's dead
The food shortage is over
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>> No. 452364 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 12:46 pm
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Why do you always have to bring his mum into it?
>> No. 452365 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 2:59 pm
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Yo momma so fat, the userbase of dot gee ess fancies her.

Anyway, while we're on the subject, why are women more likely to be fat than men? I propose it's because women are less capable of self responsibility, which we have already firmly established to be the root cause of fat.
>> No. 452366 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 3:45 pm
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It's all biblical innit, the first thing Eve did was stuff her face without thinking of the consequences.
Us blokes should set about finding Eden again and asking that big flaming sword of a doorman if we can get back in since it wasn't our fault we broke the rules, a fat bird put us up to it while we were in a state of diminished capacity.
>> No. 452367 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 4:53 pm
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Why does it have to be the fault of too much food, rather than not enough exercise? Society is undeniably more sedentary than it used to be. And while I absolutely could not ever walk my way to abs, it's worth considering that it's harder to eat while pushing a hoop down a cobbled street with a stick than it is to eat while watching TikTok in your bedroom.
>> No. 452368 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 5:41 pm
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We're definitely less active than previous generations, but it takes a remarkably high level of physical activity to seriously shift the balance of calories. It's very easy to eat way too much and very hard to substantially increase your caloric expenditure.

You need to walk a mile to burn off the calories in a single chocolate digestive. If (as a lot of people do) you think nothing of scoffing half a packet of biccies over the course of an evening, nothing short of getting a job as a hod carrier is going to redress the balance. A single chocolate digestive per day in excess of your calorie requirements amounts to half a stone per year of weight gain.

My diet consists mostly of tea, rollies and half-eaten sandwiches, but for normal people it's incredibly hard to maintain a healthy weight in our current food culture. There are too many cheap and tasty treats on offer, too many inducements to eat, too many well-meaning people who foist food on others out of a misguided sense of generosity.


>> No. 1795 Anonymous
27th May 2011
Friday 6:32 pm
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ITT: Workplace annoyances.

I'll get the ball rolling - having to bring in pastries on your birthday. I know it's cheaper if people bring their own in on their birthday instead of chipping in every time someone in the office has a birthday, but it's still fucking annoying having to fork out on your birthday.
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>> No. 14481 Anonymous
21st June 2022
Tuesday 2:00 pm
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There's a majority of women in my department at the minute, but they're mostly older (50ish) so they don't seem to be as interested in putting each other down. Unless they all just gossip about me being a shit boss, maybe.
>> No. 14488 Anonymous
22nd June 2022
Wednesday 2:43 pm
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Most times I've worked in a mainly female office it's been quite laid back. There's a lot of banal conversations about what they watched on telly or what they'll be eating that evening, but nothing bad. The only times it's been a paid has been the rare occasion there's some form of power struggle going on and a couple end up at each other's throats.
>> No. 14520 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 11:43 am
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I've got an email for our work's Christmas party and it's dawned on me that almost everyone I actually like enough to spend an evening getting drunk with has left since our last one in 2019.
>> No. 14521 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 12:11 pm
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For me, this is usually the sign to abandon a sinking ship. Even if the replacements are competent.
>> No. 14522 Anonymous
4th July 2022
Monday 1:08 pm
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A fair bit of that is because I've turned into a bit of a hermit over the past couple of years. Their replacements might be alright, but I've just not really got to know them.


>> No. 450329 Anonymous
2nd April 2022
Saturday 5:24 am
/b/450329 New Weekend Thread
How's it going, lads?

What are you up to this weekend?
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>> No. 452334 Anonymous
3rd July 2022
Sunday 2:49 pm
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hot, humid mid summer day?
Best grow some wings and hide under a paving slab, antm8s.
>> No. 452335 Anonymous
3rd July 2022
Sunday 2:50 pm
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Angela Rayner is peng.
>> No. 452342 Anonymous
3rd July 2022
Sunday 5:08 pm
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Keir Starmer's probably staying as close to her as possible because at least he knows she's definitely a woman.

And if he loves LGBTQIA+ activism so much, they've really missed a trick by not calling him Queer Starmer.
>> No. 452343 Anonymous
3rd July 2022
Sunday 5:33 pm
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Well thank you for reminding me that whilst Labour's messaging has been weak these past couple of years, it could have been much worse.
>> No. 452346 Anonymous
3rd July 2022
Sunday 6:31 pm
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Is he a queer charmer or a queer harmer? We'll never know.

Also, if you were busy thinking of a political dig rather than enjoying that magnificent hourglass figure, you should probably check to see if you've dropped your gay card.


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>> No. 33825 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 1:47 pm
/news/33825 Coronavirus #4
Thread #2 was over 1,700 posts long; thread #3 (>>27266) is now close to 2,800 replies and no longer loads on my phone at work. Let's have a new, hopefully final thread.

The current situation:
Everything is expected to reopen on the 21st of June 2021.
It might not, because cases are rising from the lesser reopenings and the dreaded Indian variant.
Vaccination is going well in rich countries. UK deaths are ~10/day.
Speculation is starting again that the virus might have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, because it's such an intriguing coincidence, but reasonable people do not currently believe it was a deliberate Chinese conspiracy.
India is currently the country with the worst COVID-19 horror stories.

Will Dominic Cummings give any more evidence about the ineptitude of government handling, or has he said everything he wanted to say now?
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>> No. 38835 Anonymous
29th June 2022
Wednesday 1:18 pm
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You've got a much worse illness, no-friends-itis
>> No. 38836 Anonymous
1st July 2022
Friday 1:28 pm
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Covid's back on the BBC front page now. Didn't see that coming with everything else going on.
>> No. 38837 Anonymous
1st July 2022
Friday 3:54 pm
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When did Sarah Millican become a racist?
>> No. 38838 Anonymous
1st July 2022
Friday 8:10 pm
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You won't fool me with your fake headlines. Heather Watson is shit at tennis.
>> No. 38839 Anonymous
1st July 2022
Friday 9:36 pm
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If you really used paint you're a fucking madman.


>> 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. 31759 Anonymous
28th June 2022
Tuesday 6:49 pm
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Can you go to the court and ask them in person? I am a big fan of interacting with people whose job it is to help me, and I've only ever wanted to violently dismember two of them with my bare hands. Also, check the paperwork you have signed so far; it's the bank's job to find these things out about you and if you get a CCJ after you've been approved, the bank obviously didn't care enough beforehand to stop you. People who are two or three years into paying off a mortgage probably get CCJs all the time, and the bank doesn't revoke their mortgages.
>> No. 31760 Anonymous
28th June 2022
Tuesday 7:14 pm
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Nah, haven't been approved yet, the valuation survey is on Thursday, so while presumably they will have checked my credit file before they booked that, I'm assuming they'll still flat out reject it when they run a proper check.
>> No. 31761 Anonymous
29th June 2022
Wednesday 5:17 am
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Never pursued social recognition, never pursued relationships (platonic or romantic) with any real gusto, stopped falling for materialistic trappings long ago. Main goal was to avoid work but I realised it would take less effort to treat easy work as a kind of waking meditation than to work to avoid work. I'm content but it feels like everything around me is trying to force an artificial discontentedness upon me.

I was going to say that this is a weird kind of headspace to exist in, but the very act of recognising this particular thought stream has rendered any judgmental power it might've had inert.
>> No. 31762 Anonymous
1st July 2022
Friday 11:56 am
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Addendum to this: It's from a parking ticket by the modern day highwaymen of ParkingEye.

It's bullshit for multiple reasons, not least of which the fact I appealed it at the time, because I was parked completely legally, and never heard back from them. But they have the legal power to just directly fuck you up the arse, for absolutely no reason, without you being able to do a thing about it. Frankly it's criminal. But I bet they've got a mate or two in the Tory party to see to it they're allowed to just extort people like this. I digress.

None of that makes a difference to the here and now. Apparently there's a process to go through to appeal and overturn judgements that have made without your knowledge, like this one, but the process itself could take weeks and if it fails (I don't fancy the chances knowing my piss poor luck) you're stuck with an unsatisfied CCJ which is even worse. So it looks like my best bet is sucking it up and paying it even though it's horseshit.

I can't fucking take it lads. I think this is going to end in murder suicide. Just find me a fucking board member of that company. I've had it with living in Terry Gilliam's fucking Brazil.
>> No. 31763 Anonymous
1st July 2022
Friday 1:14 pm
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Sometimes I wonder if I might be depressed, based entirely on just how much motivation I have to learn computer hacking to bring down multiple massive corporations , and yet I never actually even try to learn or do it.


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