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>> No. 25832 Anonymous
24th September 2017
Sunday 10:16 pm
/101/25832 BRITFA.GS /101/ MARK VII
The old thread is well over 30MB, so I think we're due a new one.

Some cunt threw a firecracker in front of my bike today. If I hadn't seen the little scrote and his little scrote mates running I wouldn't have noticed until it was too late.
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>> No. 27670 Anonymous
26th September 2018
Wednesday 1:29 am
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>'Order 66'

The fact that you are quoting that movie shows how interesting times have become.
>> No. 27671 Anonymous
26th September 2018
Wednesday 2:26 am
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In 2012 I decided I was too old to care about Star Wars anymore, the world ran past me and proved me wrong.
>> No. 27673 Anonymous
26th September 2018
Wednesday 2:53 am
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In truth I think it had some kind of effect. There were countdowns on the news for goodness sake, basically the entirity of Earth sort-of-kind-of-maybe thought everyone was going to just die, or get massacred by an evil planet, or something.

Or heck, maybe we all have bought it and this is just all we get.
>> No. 27674 Anonymous
26th September 2018
Wednesday 3:05 am
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I've always found this interesting because I can give a succession of dates and my worldview is never entirely consistent about them.
Generally my picks are the 1970s and the 1990s for boring reasons of political-economy, but post-2011ish has seen a massive acceleration in how crazy things have gotten culturally even if they're already "after the end" for my money. Best guess is that it's all down to stupid computer advertising algorithms throwing nonsense in front of us because it knows we like to click it. It doesn't seem to make sense because it's a computer rigidly following it's own rules rather than being all contextual like human beings, like the cultural version of a really crap online translator.
>> No. 27675 Anonymous
26th September 2018
Wednesday 11:10 am
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Is that really why much of the web is so full of shite? Automated clickbait shovellers? It had never really occurred to me, but it makes some sense. If that's spilling out into the real world, it's somewhat scary - but also feels possible.
I'm feeling all unabombery again. Off to the cabin.


>> No. 6341 Anonymous
13th July 2018
Friday 6:20 pm
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Yesterday I was put on a reserve list for the course I've wanted to do since my late teens/early twenties.

I am willing to do almost anything to get on it. I have emailed all the main contacts I could find within the department, but all three are currently on holiday. I have contacted general admissions who say that it's purely a department specific decision.

I really want this more than anything, and it could set my life on a very different, more positive course.

What can I do to increase my odds? No margin is too small. I am willing to plead and beg if necessary.
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>> No. 6346 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 2:39 am
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Not sure it is quite as bleak as you paint, but I mostly agree we live in an age of people being compelled to quantify their decisions so the best candidate is the one who can be most easily justified on paper rather than the one whose personality suits best.

The more public facing the institution the more true the above statement.
>> No. 6347 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 9:24 am
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I just mean that if he's on the reserve list, that means whatever decisions they do make have already been made.
>> No. 6375 Anonymous
5th September 2018
Wednesday 8:06 pm
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To give an update, and for the sake of having double-Bugs, I'll bump to say that unfortunately it looks like I wasn't selected.

It also seems like the university is under no obligation to give me a definitive "yes" or "no", as the programme has already started and the admissions website still says I'm number X on the list.

Strange, but I'll have to live with it and continue applying to other universities ready for next year.

Onward and upward, lads.
>> No. 6376 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 11:02 pm
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As it turns out, I was offered a place on a very similar programme by the same university. Whether this was down to my persistence, I don't know.

Never give up hope, I guess.
>> No. 6377 Anonymous
26th September 2018
Wednesday 10:27 am
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Nice one la. Have fun!


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>> No. 61648 Paedofag
24th September 2018
Monday 7:25 pm
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What do you lads think of this? Big fan of the younger shirtless man doing the jack off gesture.
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>> No. 61670 Billbob
25th September 2018
Tuesday 7:50 pm
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If you Google "topless man shooting" and click the News tab the very first result is a Sun story about this.
>> No. 61671 Are Moaty
25th September 2018
Tuesday 7:52 pm
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My Google has 10 results before it gets to this. Most of the rest are about a naked black man.
>> No. 61674 Auntiefucker
25th September 2018
Tuesday 8:15 pm
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I'll come clean, so to speak, I just thought "topless man shooting" was an amusing phrase. I'd simply never bother to look anything up. Although having done so now, DuckDuckGo images is wall to wall pictures of men covered in their own spaff, barring one image of the aftermath of an actual guns and gore shooting.

Thanks, ladm9.
>> No. 61686 Searchfag
26th September 2018
Wednesday 9:29 am
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Use Startpage instead. DDG is awful.
>> No. 61687 Anonymous
26th September 2018
Wednesday 9:43 am
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Did you search for 'topless man shooting beefy loads' instead?


>> No. 418310 Anonymous
2nd July 2018
Monday 1:01 pm
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New week thread.

What is happening in your life?
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>> No. 420617 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 8:54 pm
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jesus christ
i'm unreasonably annoyed by this line of thought as well. sex is to capitalism as the loadsamoney code is to a game of the sims. infinite spending power with none of that nasty inflation. can't stand people who imagine they're doing something new and transgressive while doing exactly what's requested of them. asexuals of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but viagra spam emails.
>> No. 420618 Anonymous
26th September 2018
Wednesday 12:01 am
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I've just discovered that Windows 10 has an emoji menu if you press the win key and colon. 👍👌😢

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 420619 Anonymous
26th September 2018
Wednesday 12:35 am
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fucking hell I'm so sorry. I'll ban myself

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 420620 Anonymous
26th September 2018
Wednesday 12:40 am
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Well, this is going to make for an interesting Wednesday...
>> No. 420621 Anonymous
26th September 2018
Wednesday 1:21 am
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This could be problematic for the site. 🤔


>> 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. 27424 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 11:35 am
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I don't mean to sound like every shit counselor you've ever had, but sunshine really does me a lot of good, especially after spending all weekend in my dingy wank dungeon of a room.

Apt timing too given this could well be the last bout of sun this year.
>> No. 27433 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 7:16 pm
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Going to quit my job. It'll be the third job I've quit after one shift in less than year. My mental illness is a real barrier to me being able to work, but I feel like a loser for letting it get the best of me.
>> No. 27434 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 9:50 pm
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You're trying and that's all you really can do. If anyone tells you different they're not really concerned about your mental health.
>> No. 27435 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 10:08 pm
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>but I feel like a loser for letting it get the best of me.

If you could implicitly control the effects mental illnesses have on your life, then they'd barely be illnesses at all. It's understandable that you feel this way, but as otherlad said, you're trying.

You've essentially done the equivalent of dragging yourself to a job as a postman with a fractured leg - you've got way fucking further than most in your situation would have.
>> No. 27436 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 11:47 pm
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Jumped off the wagon on Sunday with another half baked suicide attempt that just left me passed out for thirty six hours. Again. Missed all my psych appointments so I don't have my meds. I feel like the biggest mug on earth, fighting back against a disease that can't be beaten.


>> No. 61632 Samefag
23rd September 2018
Sunday 9:22 pm
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I don't know about you lads, but I think this faceapp thing is a bloody carpet-baggerspiracy. I look like my sister when she was 10.
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>> No. 61678 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 9:42 pm
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>> No. 61679 Paedofag
25th September 2018
Tuesday 9:44 pm
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Are you saying it's turned your beard into a big chin?
>> No. 61682 Paedofag
25th September 2018
Tuesday 9:50 pm
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>> No. 61683 Moralfag
25th September 2018
Tuesday 10:38 pm
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this thread feels like a fat operation yewtree
>> No. 61685 R4GE
25th September 2018
Tuesday 10:58 pm
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I think you're allowed to shag fat kids, it's good for their self esteem


>> 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. 12616 Anonymous
19th September 2018
Wednesday 11:45 am
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I've had the good sense to cancel everything this week, as I'm loaded with flu. Fucking honestly man, freshers are riddled. Missus started college and had a cold on the first day.
>> No. 12623 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 6:53 pm
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They're having a charity bake sale at work this week. However, hardly anyone has baked anything and they've just brought in something they've got from the shops instead. They've also set the prices ridiculously high so barely anything is selling, either.
>> No. 12624 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 9:01 pm
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I sit next to a woman in her late fifties and she doesn't maximise windows; if something doesn't open full screen automatically then she'll keep it as it is. I'll glance over and see her doing something like typing in Word with it only taking up about half the screen.

We've also got dual monitors and she's forever clicking in the wrong place to drag something from one screen to the next no matter how many times she's shown how to do it.
>> No. 12625 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 9:27 pm
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Old people being bad with computers is a stereotype that is somehow older than computers themselves.
>> No. 12626 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 9:49 pm
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Of course old people shouldn't be bad with computers. Any woman in her fifties with a career has had up to thirty years of practice using them in the workplace.


>> No. 5828 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 7:02 pm
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Do non-iron shirts actually work?
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>> No. 5836 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 7:44 pm
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>> No. 5837 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 10:04 pm
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Does .gs support markdown?

>> No. 5838 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 10:59 pm
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>> No. 5839 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 11:03 pm
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Just thinking out loud really. It's been many moons since I perused the funky gibbon page and somehow I never noticed the size modifiers.
>> No. 5840 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 8:45 pm
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Yes, perfectly every time if you hang-dry them properly on a wide-shouldered hanger. Bloomin magical.


>> 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. 15925 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 3:13 pm
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>Is it just that the people who talk endlessly about it are the ones who end up in articles in the Graun, and the ones where it's a simple n-way group getting on with things how they like, fly under the radar?

Exactly. A majority of young people identify as "not entirely heterosexual", but most of them don't feel the need to concoct an extremely specific set of labels for what gets them off. A tiny minority of sexual trainspotters have turned the whole thing into a nerdy subculture, which The Guardian is only too happy to publicise because it gets loads of rageclicks.

This shouty gaym8 does think that it's important for people to stand up and be counted and proud, but you don't need a massive string of sub-sub-sub-categories to do that. If anything, that hyperspecific sexual categorisation is much more stigmatising than a simple taxonomy of "gay", "straight", "bi", "heteroflexible" and "not too picky after four pints".
>> No. 15926 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 3:28 pm
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It's the sort of person who lets a label define them rather than defining themselves as a person first and foremost who also happens to be x.

Twats, in other words.
>> No. 15927 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 5:17 pm
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I agree.

Or if you like chicken, you probably won't blurt out to everybody when they ask you if you do, whether they care or not, that it needs to be organic, farm raised, free range, organic grain fed chicken, and that you need your chicken breast to be done five minutes on either side and with a very specific marinade and side dishes of mashed potato and green beans.

And if you do, you're probably just a pompous toff who thinks his taste in chicken is far superior to everybody else's. Which I assume to be true also for people who overspecify their sexual preferences. You don't become a superior bell end nosher just because you can throw around half a dozen sub catergories of gay sexual preferences.

Just to be clear - this is not a post against gays. Really not. It's simply about people who think that they're better than everybody else in this respect.
>> No. 15928 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 5:35 pm
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>heteroflexible pansexual solo polyamorous relationship anarchist
I don't think there's been a more appropriate trigger for "you're just saying words now".
>> No. 15929 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 8:19 pm
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>you're just saying words now

People like that very often don't do much else, frankly.


>> No. 84456 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 8:38 pm
/pol/84456 Ban anonymous accounts, Angela Rayner tells social media firms

>The shadow education secretary, speaking at a Labour party conference event, said social media firms should take greater responsibility for their users and noted in particular that Facebook seemed to have indicated that politicians should accept a higher level of abuse.

>Rayner, at a fringe event organised by the Guardian, conceded that insisting on real names wouldn’t stop abuse, but “it would certainly help a little bit. I think they should do more – they do have a responsibility for online.”

I... kind of like Angela Rayner, but this is a truly awful idea that seems to have had absolutely no thought put into its implementation or wider affects on freedom of expression. Technically almost every single account commenting on The Guardian is an "anonymous" social media account because why would you use a real name for such a thing.

I really hope this doesn't gain any kind of traction.
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>> No. 84481 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 7:24 pm
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Doesn't the Labour Party have unspoken selection criteria that ought to prevent this kind of thing?
>> No. 84482 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 7:31 pm
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Momentum probably target people like that. Only uneducated dolescum support Comrade Corbyn.
>> No. 84483 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 7:32 pm
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What, select against dim birds with massive tits? They're their greatest hope. Until, of course, it all gets out of hand, as with Diane Abbott, and even thick voters start worrying.
>> No. 84484 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 8:01 pm
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>> No. 84485 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 8:04 pm
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Corbyn has traded her in for a newer model.


>> No. 80531 Anonymous
27th November 2016
Sunday 11:01 am
/pol/80531 Corbyn Mk III: Electric Boogaloo
I think it's time for a new Corbyn thread.

The previous thread (>>73072) is reaching critical mass. In combination with the original thread (>>64990) we've had over 4,700 posts on Dear Leader since August last year. That's a lot of shitposting. Keep up the good work, lads.
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>> No. 84400 Anonymous
12th August 2018
Sunday 2:44 am
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>> No. 84468 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 4:45 pm
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Will Corbyn actually achieve revolution or will he just refine capitalism with failed Social Democracy like New Labour did?
>> No. 84469 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 6:32 am
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Facts are overrated. It's a fact that after we gave women the vote the global financial crisis struck.
>> No. 84470 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 10:47 am
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That seems like fallacious reasoning. Surely it would be women that are overrated.
>> No. 84477 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 6:47 pm
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I like it when someone bumps a thread and someone else ignores their post and decides to try to carry on a week's/month's old argument instead.


>> No. 27430 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 10:37 am
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How does one measure shallowness?

I quite frequently find myself thinking 'why haven't I noticed this myself?', 'why didn't I cover this angle?', 'why I didn't even attempt to go harder here?'. That leads to a slightly uncomfortable situation when I see other people fare effortlessly when and where I had failed - because I didn't put enough thought in it. A bit annoying if it's just a video game, more so if it concerns some real life matter.

The same pattern emerges fairly everywhere. It also makes me question my judgement regarding various people in my life. I still trust my gut - it has served me reasonably well in my interactions. But whenever the time comes for re-assessment because I'd just discovered fresh pieces of information about something or someone, I start pondering if I'm actually naive and gullible despite fancying myself as mildly cynical and jaded about things. At times though I feel like it's a cheap negativistic variation of being cynical for the sake of it, not the introspective see-through-it kind.

I don't beat myself over these things, nor am I peaceful. No one likes being clueless. Recently, I've noticed ruminating about this too much. I might just dismiss it as what I've just named it - ruminations - but it's something that is too close to my 'core', that I need to figure out in order to know how to proceed and to go by about it. I actually might be a clueless shallow berk who thinks too much of himself and if that's the case, I would like to fix it.

Maybe you lads could give me some of your insight one more time. I'm disorientated.
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>> No. 27431 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 12:25 pm
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It sounds like you are in need of a personal code to me. Like you need to explore forming opinions around ideas rather than events. I'd start by doing some research into critical thinking and then reading up brief summaries of the ideas of great philosophers and see what takes your fancy and explore the ideas deeper.

There is also an element of lack of self confidance, but I'm sure that would come with feeling you are a bit more informed in your beliefs.
>> No. 27432 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 4:01 pm
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My problem with personal codes and stuff alike is that I tend to see them as a substitute for real thinking where instead of assessing a situation a person sticks to whatever he thinks is right, without considering the circumstances. Perhaps I'm somewhat extreme here but you get the point.

> There is also an element of lack of self confidance
Quite. I've been improving here over the course of last 3-4 years but it's still not really satisfying. Perhaps it goes even as far as lack of self-respect as I tend to think sometimes when I observe more assertive people. I could do better. I try; at times I think I might come off as a bit crass.
That isn't a skill that's easy and smooth to master though.


>> No. 27337 Anonymous
12th September 2018
Wednesday 12:09 pm
/emo/27337 'He's got to go'
Ultimatum from the missus. Our 5 month old puppy ran off, she spent 20 minutes chasing him down. Final straw, apparently.
She's livid.
Trying to work out what to do. Losing her temper and smacking him around is imho unacceptable. He's just a puppy, being a puppy. Why the fuck can't she see that (and keep him on a lead when he can escape, rather than allowing him to get into situations which piss her off so much. It's as if she likes the fight, or is too dumb to see the possibility?)
Granted, he can be a pain in the arse.
Ah, fuck's sake. I dunno. If this turns into a 'me or the dog' situation, I don't know which way I'll jump. I can't handle her temper.
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>> No. 27414 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 9:34 am
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Yeah, life's not perfect - nor's she, nor am I.
There's no more accusing the dog of deliberately pissing her off, and, because (sane) reasons, I believe she really believes this.
We muddle on, and life's pretty good for all of us. Lots of other things to worry about, but this, I think, has passed.
>> No. 27425 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 8:43 pm
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>she said she caught him, brought him home, smacked his arse, and that was it
Alright well admittedly that doesn't sound so bad. Not great, obviously, but not necessarily crossing into utter mentalist territory.

The lads who are still judging her might want to consider whether they'd say a bloke who gets into a drunken scrap outside a pub after a war of words is similarly unhinged and shouldn't be in a relationship, because that would probably describe half of all men.
>> No. 27426 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 9:17 pm
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>The lads who are still judging her might want to consider whether they'd say a bloke who gets into a drunken scrap outside a pub after a war of words is similarly unhinged and shouldn't be in a relationship

That's not really the same though, is it? Fighting a bloke for some petty reason in a pub is still (typically) a fight between two consenting parties, I've you've ever been in a fight or seen one unfold it's incredibly rare that one party just sucker punches the other, it's always pretty clear to both sides they're about to have a scrap, so it's hardly a direct comparison. If his missus' teenage brother went missing, and he had to do find him, and when he did find him he punched him in the face for ruining his night, that'd be pretty similar. Or if a dog bit your leg I'd probably not be telling your girlfriend to leave you if you punched it in the head/stuck a thumb up its arse.

Context is important, really.
>> No. 27427 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 12:55 am
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>The lads who are still judging her might want to consider whether they'd say a bloke who gets into a drunken scrap outside a pub after a war of words is similarly unhinged

It's a massive red flag. If a bloke can't control his temper outside a pub, there's a very real chance that he won't control his temper at home. I have friends that I'd warn women to avoid, because they're just too willing to solve disagreements with their fists. Domestic violence and abuse is far more common than most people would care to imagine.
>> No. 27428 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 1:30 am
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I used to scoff at stuff like this but it's true. I don't know if I'd extend the principle as far as dogs but the just-scary-enough bloke who flies off the handle at the drop of a hat with other scary blokes he meets who are just like him but would die before he'd ever raise his hand to [insert person or group here] does not exist. Stay away from anyone who is willing to use violence as anything other than a last resort in any situation.


>> No. 15898 Anonymous
21st September 2018
Friday 12:56 pm
/news/15898 Brit found with tortoise in vagina in Tenerife

>The British ex-pat, living on Tenerife, went to hospital after complaining about abdominal pains.

>Shocked doctors discovered the dead reptile inside her and removed it.


>A police source said: “This incident did happen and the reports are true. The woman does not know how the reptile ended up where it did and we don’t either.”
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>> No. 15913 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 1:09 pm
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I heard that one too. Belongs in the realm of taking acid and turning into an orange or glass of orange juice. Wonder what makes certain urban legends stick around and others not.
>> No. 15914 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 1:28 pm
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>I think I'd worry more about temperature than oxygen.

That, too. Temperatures inside the uterus should be pretty close to a human body's normal core temperature, and lobsters usually live in temperate waters that don't go much above 20-24 °C. At least not the familiar North Atlantic species that you get to buy in stores most of the time. Maybe some tropical species exist that can handle water temperatures of 30 °C, but again... a lady's private parts just don't seem like a good environment for lobster eggs to develop.
>> No. 15915 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 6:56 pm
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They should do it on Mythbusters
>> No. 15916 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 7:05 pm
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Chap with awkward silences on /emo/ should use it as a conversation starter.
Note: No, he really shouldn't.
>> No. 15917 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 5:07 pm
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That seems like a great idea for the chap to try out.
Note: maybe not.


>> No. 420448 Anonymous
20th September 2018
Thursday 5:54 pm
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Right then, you moangy farts.

How do we make great again? You've been whining about the lack of activity so let's have at it.
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>> No. 420604 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 3:38 am
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I thought we told you already, just find the pup a new owner.
>> No. 420605 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 8:17 am
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>Oh, so now all women are DOGS?!

Fuckssake, lad. Have a word with yourself.
>> No. 420606 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 9:00 am
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Bring back ARE MOATY!
>> No. 420607 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 11:31 am
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It feels like we're overdue something like that. I know not on the scale of the London riots or Moaty, but last year had Grenfell and a general election. All we've had this year is... Brexit uncertainty.
>> No. 420609 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 2:31 pm
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So what, we're going to draw lots to see which one of us attempts a daft militant wog atrocity because someone complained about weekend threads?

Part of me always knew it would end up like this...


>> No. 12618 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 9:19 pm
/job/12618 Contracting
Where I work we have a lot of contractors. They do they same work as permanent staff, presumably being paid a lot more, and they stay up to two years, which I suspect is longer than the average tenure for a permie. I have also seen a lot of them that are much worse at their jobs than the average permanent staff (and they don't get fired)

It seems like that in a place full of contractors, being a permie is a shit place to be: more responsibility and less pay. Senior management recognise that contractors are costing them a lot (they mention it during all-hands meetings), but seem to have no plan to increase benefits for permies to try and encourage them to stay. It is very hard to hire good permanent people.

As a result of this, lots of permanent people are leaving to become contractors. I am thinking of joining them.

Does anyone have experience with such situations?
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>> No. 12619 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 9:38 pm
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Beware of IR35. If HMRC think that you're just pretending to be self-employed for tax purposes, they will fuck your shit up.

As a contractor, you have no statutory employment rights. You might be paid more, but you have no entitlement to sick pay or holiday pay and your contract can be terminated with no notice. If your client decides to fuck you over, you have no recourse to an employment tribunal.

Becoming a contractor can be advantageous, but there are risks and downsides.
>> No. 12621 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 9:47 pm
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A good part of this is to do with budgets. Permanent staff have to pay for themselves, whereas contractors can be considered a capital expense. The two are handled through different channels by different business functions with differing levels of baggage (HR vs purchasing). One of the reasons I left a previous job was that I was underworked and underpaid, and my employers found excuses instead of doing anything about it, but somehow still managed to hire a contractor at a not-insubstantial day rate to do things I could have been doing.
>> No. 12622 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 10:44 pm
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It depends on your industry. In cheffladding, self-employed is the way to go, as there is ALWAYS work for you, multiple extremely established agencies who you know are dependable, and due to the nature of the job you can pretty much wander into a new workplace or environment every other day and still know what you're doing. It would basically be impossible for a semi-skilled chef near a large urban area to run out of work.

Your industry might be very different. As already said, you're looking after yourself from then on out, and it's hard to quantify just how useful holidays and sick pay can end up being. If the extra money you'd be getting as a contractor isn't much more than, say, six weeks extra pay, then a holiday off work and a bit of illness could see that extra money wiped out anyway.


>> No. 22461 Anonymous
22nd September 2018
Saturday 3:37 pm
/e/22461 Dead Companies Tell No Tales
Telltale Games is laying off most of its staff, canceling upcoming games

>"Today Telltale Games made the difficult decision to begin a majority studio closure following a year marked by insurmountable challenges," Telltale said in a statement. "Telltale will issue further comments regarding its product portfolio in the coming weeks."

RIP The Walking Dead Final Season.

What I think has probably happened here is they've overstretched themselves and people have become burnt out with the genre, there was a telltale game for every franchise going a few years ago. I bitter loss if you were invested in anything they've yet to finish though.
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>> No. 22469 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 6:57 pm
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I don't really see it. I think the gaming market is big enough these days that something like the phenomenon WoW was for nearly ten years won't happen again. Everyone and their mum might be playing Fortnite, but plenty of people are still playing other things and I think generally that huge surge in popularity could easily be met with an equally fast fall. Look at something like Pokemon Go for example (albeit a drastic one).

People said WoW would be a fad at the time and turned out to be wrong, sure, but what that game had was mechanics explicitly designed to be addictive and fulfilling in the long term. Fortnite, on the other had, is a pretty shallow game once you look at it. I don't see the hype sustaining itself once a few of the big streamers etc move on to something else.
>> No. 22470 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 7:19 pm
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WoW is still massive. The latest expansion pack which came out a few weeks ago already sold over 3 million copies, plus there'll have been a lot of subscriptions being renewed.

No idea how it's still so popular. It's boring as fuck. Since I last played it in 2013, they've added level scaling, so levelling up takes ages because you're never more powerful than the enemies you're facing. I guess they did it so you wouldn't get overlevelled mid way through a story arc and this way you can see the arc through to its conclusion, but it's made the game feel even more of a chore.
>> No. 22471 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 7:53 pm
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The paradigm of choice-driven endings is a development minefield though. If you have only 5 binary decisions throughout the course of the entire game that's 32 different possibilities. 32 conclusions to write, animate and voice-act. Not to mention all the other support jobs for all of this plus the inevitable rewriting at some point. It's no wonder players often find it underwhelming, the cost of implementing it well is prohibitive.
>> No. 22472 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 8:29 pm
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Indeed it is an impractical fantast you don't get 32 times the profit for making 32 times the effort.
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23rd September 2018
Sunday 8:31 pm
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It's massive, but not the behemoth it once was. It's not the ONLY MMO dominating the market like it used to be, with all others falling to an early grave. The market is wide enough now to let other games like Guild Wars, Elder Scrolls, and FFXIV maintain a relatively strong foothold.

It probably helps that they're are all the same now, mind you. Blizzard have added basically every innovative feature from the games that came after it, while all the games that came after it borrowed its most successful elements themselves to build upon. Which comes back to Fortnite. It's taken over as the defacto dudebro shooter right now, but Epic have a pretty big task on their hands actually maintaining that success when the reason it's popular is an accidental hit gamemode they added as an afterthought.


>> 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. 8691 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 4:00 pm
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Disgraced footie carpet-bagger Adam Johnson hopes to join 'CONFERENCE club' after prison stretch

The ex-Man City and Sunderland player is said to have turned down an offer to play in China, preferring to stay in the north east. An insider told the Sun: “Adam has told people that Hartlepool is a likely destination.”

Johnson was caged in 2016 for six years on child sex offences, but is entitled to parole in March 2019. The carpet-bagger’s career unravelled when he met and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl in his car, in County Durham.

Rumours swirled last month that paedo Johnson could be out of prison as early as October after vowing to coach local teams. A source told The Sun: “Adam Johnson is positive he’ll be home as early as October, and certainly by Christmas. A lot of work has gone in to demonstrating to the relevant authorities why he should be allowed special dispensation for an early release. He has vowed to coach football and support his local community.”

It's going to be like Ched trying to sign for a club all over again.
>> No. 8692 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 4:26 pm
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Except Ched was found not guilty in the end. One lying drunk bint basically ruined his career, although really footballers should be smart enough to avoid that sort of potential quagmire.

Cue jokes about how thick footballers are etc.
>> No. 8693 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 4:52 pm
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>Except Ched was found not guilty in the end.

Yes, but the shitstorm when he tried to sign for a club was before the conviction was overturned.
>> No. 8694 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 4:53 pm
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Also, I can't remember the bint lying. The CPS seems to have fucked her over, too.
>> No. 8695 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 7:00 pm
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IIRC the CPS proceeded against her wishes. She suffers from memory blackouts. She woke up in a hotel room without her handbag, went to the police to see if it had been handed in (it had), and the police joined the dots.


>> No. 61623 Searchfag
22nd September 2018
Saturday 9:11 am
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I want to check my understanding of science is correct.

The universe is continually growing and expanding. This is evidenced by the fact that human beings in the past were much shorter than they are today. Therefore, it stands to reason that this continued expansion will mean it won't be uncommon in the centuries to come for people to be around the 7ft mark. Eventually we will all become giants, relative to today.
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>> No. 61627 Anonymous
22nd September 2018
Saturday 12:48 pm
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Have you ever heard of a thing called compound growth?
>> No. 61628 YubYub
22nd September 2018
Saturday 8:25 pm
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Is that a disembered penis being winched up? Some pun on block & tackle?
>> No. 61629 Moralfag
23rd September 2018
Sunday 11:06 am
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I have, have you ever heard of a fish called Wanda?
>> No. 61630 Ambulancelad
23rd September 2018
Sunday 11:50 am
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I have. Have you ever heard of a town called malice?
>> No. 61631 Ambulancelad
23rd September 2018
Sunday 12:43 pm
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I have, have you ever heard of a crazy little thing called love?


>> No. 22448 Anonymous
21st September 2018
Friday 9:57 pm
/v/22448 Does anyone remember
the name of some sitcom, can't have been more than one season maybe just a few episodes. About housemates I think? Female ensemble cast, I thought it was called Vodka Diaries but apparently it's not. All British except for the Irish one who wasn't Aisling Bea, at least I can't find it on her imdb page but I could have sworn it was her.
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>> No. 22458 Anonymous
22nd September 2018
Saturday 2:46 pm
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Jesus christ, OP.
>> No. 22459 Anonymous
22nd September 2018
Saturday 4:27 pm
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Hah yes thanks.

On her IMDB it's listed as "BBC Comedy Feeds (TV Series)" and searching for Vodka Diaries just shows
>> No. 22461 Anonymous
22nd September 2018
Saturday 5:13 pm
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Don't think I didn't go to her imdb page first to know you're now telling porkies (at least by omission).

And it definitely comes up in search as well. You just had to click "See all results".
>> No. 22462 Anonymous
22nd September 2018
Saturday 6:02 pm
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Can definitely recommend this if you're holding off on watching it. It's got some scenes in it that'll make anyone who's posted in the resting actors thread feel distinctly uncomfortable, which is a credit to the writing.
>> No. 22463 Anonymous
22nd September 2018
Saturday 11:50 pm
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Why would I click see all results when it doesn't come up under its own name? Anyway it's found now.


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