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>> 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. 431511 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 4:24 pm
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>>431509

Shut the fuck up, 'mong. Making people think about something will not solve the problem, unless you are one of those dumb cunts that believe in "the secret" crap.
>> No. 431512 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 4:27 pm
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>>431511
On the contrary, making them think about the problem is an absolute prerequisite for solving it.
>> No. 431513 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 4:43 pm
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Are you being deliberately obtuse? I explained in >>431312 the practical results of protest quite clearly. You're the only one inferring any psychic mumbo jumbo. I wasn't even really sticking up for XR, it's just an explaination of how protest works. For example in the US conservatives formed the Tea Party movement, spent years campaigning and marching on the basis that their head of state wasn't enough of a brainless tosser and in the end it paid off because they convinced enough people that was what the country needed. That's how raising awareness works, it's not a Jedi mind trick, it's just publicity.
>> No. 431514 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 4:50 pm
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>>431513
But if you come across as a bunch of dicks, people won't care.
>> No. 431515 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 5:08 pm
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>>431514
You say that but, as with beauty, dickishness is in the eye of the beholder. I'm sure a lot of people in Hong Kong think the anti-Beijing demonstrators think they're dicks, but the demonstrators see themselves as the only feasible means by which Hong Kong can cling onto autonomy. Most people thought Suffragettes weren't just dicks but genuinely mental when they started their protesting, but in the end they got their way and only internet edgelords think it's a problem these days. Obviously you have to find a balance between civil disobedience and destroying public goodwill, but I think it's clear that XR are in this for the long haul and are having to figure this balance out as they go. Their reaction to the train incident has seemingly been one of contrition, which is no mean feat given the footage looked like something out of Left 4 Dead. I'm sure they have their own internet edgelords who want the attackers thrown into a Black Hole of Calcutta style compost bin, but Twitter warriors aren't my concern.

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>> 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. 29089 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 3:13 pm
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>>29088

Now I'm not in any way berating you or implying that your inflexible stance on such a trivial and overblown issue is unnecessarily divisive, all I'm saying is you probably don't get invited to many parties.
>> No. 29090 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 3:16 pm
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>>29089
I'm sure that used to be Tim, not Tom. I remember sending it to a friend named Tim because it was his name. It's that there Mandela effect.
>> No. 29091 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 3:17 pm
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>stooooop IIIWW
>For the umpteenth time

Fucking hell, the news needs to stop filming outside Parliament.
>> No. 29092 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 3:20 pm
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>>29090

Your mate Tim was probably sat there thinking "why the fuck has he sent me this? Does he think I'm Tom? Should I change my name to Tom so he notices me?"

Poor Tim.
>> No. 29093 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 4:28 pm
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>>29091
If they'd just hurry up and stop it already he wouldn't need to be there shouting in the first place.

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>> No. 13078 Anonymous
29th September 2019
Sunday 3:34 pm
/nom/13078 Slow Cooker Curry
What am I doing wrong, lads? Every slow cooker curry I make turns out more like a watery broth; there's absolutely no thickness to the sauce and it just doesn't... taste like a curry. It has all the flavours but it doesn't quite mesh right.

My process is:
Fry chicken pieces with onions, carrots, and broccoli until browned off.
Put in slow cooker with box of passata, 4 or 5 heaped tablespoons of madras curry powder, and a whole chilli. Sprinkle Oxo cube in too.
Give it a mix, put the lid on, low for 8 hours or high for 6.

Add chopped coriander, leave for 5 mins with lid off, serve.

Every time, as I say, it's just far, far too watery. The most recent batch I froze individual portions of just have no sauce at all. What do?

Thanks lads.
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>> No. 13088 Anonymous
30th September 2019
Monday 8:10 pm
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Also very good for certain cuts of beef like brisket or skirt steak. The taste and tenderness is hard to replicate with other methods of cooking.
>> No. 13089 Anonymous
30th September 2019
Monday 8:24 pm
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>>13085

Have you ever tried to cook something on the hob for eight hours?
>> No. 13090 Anonymous
2nd October 2019
Wednesday 11:33 am
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Add some lentils, OP. It's a better way of adding some body to a curry than cornstarch.
>> No. 13097 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 4:40 pm
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>>13085
Another advantage is that it uses substantially less energy. The ceramic pot/insulation and lid mean that it loses remarkably little heat.
>> No. 13103 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 4:13 pm
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I always felt my curries were lacking a certain thickness/creaminess until I discovered cashew paste, but then tikka masala is my favourite. Soak some cashews in about the same volume of milk for a couple of hours, blend well, then chuck in the curry towards the end of cooking.

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>> No. 429121 Anonymous
24th July 2019
Wednesday 1:36 am
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New mid-week thread.


Sitting on my balcony, enjoying the balmy nighttime temperatures, having a few Stellas. Celebrating the fact that I get to do this at 01:30 am on a Wednesday morning at the moment.

Ah, temporary unemployment.

Before you lads lose your shit get all finger pointy at me, my next tenure as an office slave is already as good as secure and will begin in a few weeks' time.
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>> No. 431493 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 12:53 am
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>>431486

I've heard a pretty compelling theory that the sort of switches you like probably depends on what you grew up on. Medium-old fuckers like myself who learned to type at school on old IBMs will end up preferring a tactile/clicky switch that's trying to be like a buckling spring, while someone a little younger who likely grew up on rubber domes will be more inclined towards a Topre or something like that. It's an interesting idea but I don't know how much weight it holds. All I know is I like really very tactile switches.

The 60% thing is weird, I've not made my mind up yet. I'm comparing one to a TKL right now and size wise, I'm not actually sure it's worth the trade offs, it's really not that much smaller than a TKL, but even though I'm now used to using function layers for arrows etc, I don't think I'll ever fully get over the instinct to reach for the nav cluster every now and then. I still sometimes find myself looking for the numpad on the TKL, but I really can't justify a full sized keyboard these days. The fact most 60%'s are ANSI and getting ISO keycaps is a fucking nightmare is the real sticking point for that size for me.

The more I think about it, the more I think that a TKL with blank keycaps emulating the Das Ultimate, with Box Royal switches (VERY tactile) is exactly what I want in a keyboard. But I haven't tried the Topre domes yet, that might change my mind, there must be a reason people pay so much for them. Never tried ALPS either, just haven't had the opportunity or motive.

I also want to get a 60% board with a raspberry pi or similar hidden in the case, with a detachable screen, so I can pretend I'm a cyberpunk hacker every now and then. That'd be a fun project. Something like the picture but a lot less cosplay-ish.
>> No. 431497 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 12:40 pm
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>>431484
> look at how your wrists bend when you're on the home row in a proper typing position, they're bent in at an angle.
Exactly why I asked.
> The idea behind a keyboard like this, both in size and the arrangement of keys in a grid rather than your normal stagger
Why they arrange it in a stagger anyway?
>>431487
> so do what you like lad.
Not to you and your band, mate. To Warner, though I doubt they care.
>>431493
I 'grew up' [0] with Model M and a lot of its replicas of various levels of shite. I still like my Dell KB-216 way too much for some reason.
Same for the keyboard of my laptop. Both are nothing like Model M.

[0] I got introduced to computers somewhat late in my life.
>> No. 431499 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 1:00 pm
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>>431497

>Why they arrange it in a stagger anyway?

Typewriters needed staggered keys to make sure the metal bars they triggered were spaced far enough apart that they didn't interfere with each other, and we've not really bothered changing it for computer keyboards since.

There's a lot of little things that make the standard keyboard an imperfect device - they're not really that ergonomic, some keys take up a lot more space than they need to (caps lock is in a needlessly prominent position, the right shift on ISO keyboards is too big, etc) and the most popular* keyboard languages, QWERTY/AZERTY are not really designed for fast typing anyway.

*not counting chinese
>> No. 431500 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 1:03 pm
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>>431499
That makes sense. I forgot about typewriters and their peculiarities.
>> No. 431503 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 2:25 pm
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>>431499
>QWERTY/AZERTY are not really designed for fast typing anyway.
I know it's not what you're saying, but it's awfully close to the "QWERTY is designed to slow you down" myth.

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>> No. 431358 Anonymous
15th October 2019
Tuesday 5:53 pm
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Alright lads, I need some input on whether to move to the other side of the world. (Yes I posted >>13299 but I can't delete the thread because it has too many replies).

I'm consulting friends, family and now this place as none of you know me and can be as unbiased and not care about hurting my feelings. Yes I know ultimately it also has to be my decision.

With that said, have any of you lads ever been to NZ? Lived there? Know people that lived there? Lived anywhere that's not the UK? It's a small country but trying to find anybody who has actually lived there is a bit of a pain.

I've been offered a job I wasn't expecting, it's more money (About 100k NZ dollars which is about 50k GBP), it's in a well known place and it means that I'll get lots of fresh air, lots of nice scenery and compared to living in London I can afford my own one bed/studio rather than a houseshare with strangers.

That said, I'm worried it just looks...well... boring. I love the outdoors, but it seems like you really have to enjoy that and the isolation, otherwise it's fucking lonely. London has its faults, but I'm never bored, I have my network here and I have lots I can do here, even if it can be a bit polluted and grimy at times.

Having consulted with people I know (even my gf), they all think it's ridiculous not to take it and try it out and if it's shit come back after a year or so, find a new job and carry on living my London life. My gf said if it's good she will come visit and then come and join me after 6 months or so.

Any of you lads got any opinions on NZ or wanna shout out things in general to consider about moving abroad? I've only ever lived in the UK so I feel like I am trying to weigh up the wrong things.
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>> No. 431475 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 8:03 pm
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>>431468
I WISH TO DECLARE MY LOVE FOR THIS THREAD AND ALL ITS PARTICIPANTS
>> No. 431476 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 8:04 pm
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>>431475
Best wordfilter ever.
>> No. 431477 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 8:31 pm
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>>431476
Try it the other way around.
>> No. 431501 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 2:13 pm
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>>431477
The Mrs didn't take to kindly to it.
>> No. 431502 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 2:17 pm
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>>431501

Did you have the one with the flanged base?

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>> No. 85279 Anonymous
20th March 2019
Wednesday 8:45 pm
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I think the UK has become like one of those girlfriends that's always threatening to dump you, but never does.
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>> No. 85585 Anonymous
12th April 2019
Friday 1:28 am
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The EU has shown they've been more than reasonable. If a referendum bill is put forward and held up at the last stage for the EC to do their thing, but the statutory periods run past the Halloween deadline, they'd certainly react a lot better than they have done. Remember, the main objection from the European side was that we were asking for an extension without any hint as to what we were seeking the extension for. Indeed, I believe both Juncker and Tusk have explicitly said as much.
>> No. 86481 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 1:06 pm
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>>85580
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49302778
Looks like fake ferries are last month's game. Time to get our proposal in for the .gs fisheries protection fleet. I'll bung Boris a few quid. No need to even pretend we've got any boats, crew or experience, naturally.
(although there are a few tempting options over on apolloduck.com )
>> No. 86482 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 1:13 pm
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>>86481

We lost three cod wars against Iceland, a country with a population of 360,000 and no actual navy. If Boris decides to deploy his "fisheries protection fleet", I can only imagine that London will end up being destroyed in a nuclear attack.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod_Wars
>> No. 86483 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 1:35 pm
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>>86482
We should definitely build more boats though.
>> No. 86922 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 1:46 pm
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Are Western freedoms even worth it if we don't get bangers like this?



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>> No. 4831 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 1:51 am
/boo/4831 Aliens
The Area 51 thing was a massive wet fart, but it got me nostalgic for the old days where it wasn't all about chemtrails, Jews being behind 9/11, and flat-earth nonsense. Back then it was believable, grounded stuff like flying saucers and men in black. So let's talk about aliens.

Do you believe in aliens? Do you believe we are visited by aliens? Have you ever seen or encountered any aliens? Does the government know about aliens but cover it up? Did aliens visit and influence our ancestors in the past? Are aliens friendly, benign, or threatening?

Aliens are a very compelling subject. Why is the classic description of a grey so fundamentally creepy? Why have aliens and the things that surround them, UFOs, men in black, become such an ingrained part of modern folklore? Why have they fallen into the background in modern times, to be replaced with anti-intellectual/anti-science conspiracy theories for home schooling bible-bashing wierdos? Is this paradigm shift representative of the cultural era we have moved into?

Aliens.
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>> No. 4835 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 11:18 am
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>>4833

That's largely down to the aesthetic of how it's presented, I think, which takes on that silly /boo/ tone. It's the grainy amateur footage, giving the impression it's genuinely something outside the realm of human knowledge and control accidentally caught by random recording -- something horror films exploit all the time.
>> No. 4836 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 11:44 am
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No, you're making assumptions about me that are wrong and I hate that. Frankly, you're so busy assuming so you should have been able to figure that out.

I think aliens are frightening because once aliens exist and/or are on Earth then we're no longer the dominant species. Intellectually speaking, anything that can make its way here in due order is probably far smarter than ourselves. Alien contact would completely alter humanity's place in the universe and these aliens aren't going to be like my old pals Garus and Tali or sexy, sexy Lwaxana Troi, we've got no idea what they're going to be like. They might be alright, but something totally alien and so advanced as to be hopping from solar system to solar system could have motives and machinations completely beyond our understanding. What if they take all the tortoises? Or try to greet us by bombarding the planet with gamma radiation? What if they just sailed on by and ignored us? This shit's scary. Signs flipped my lid as a kiddy, but the aliens in that are basically dumb animals, we have machine guns and Brimstone missiles to deal with that sort of thing. But what kind of firearm do you use against the species that leaves an untranslatable message before hurling itself into the Sun? There isn't any weapons system that can kill cripping existential distress.
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19th October 2019
Saturday 12:21 pm
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>>4836

I did say something "genuinely outside our understanding or control", but point taken.

I can say for myself it's largely the presentation of those documentaries, with their eerie music and such, that makes the prospect of meeting alien life seem scary.

The truth is more along the lines of what you describe. We would have absolutely no idea what to expect, and nothing to compare it to in our history. Some people look at the meeting of different cultures during the European conquests, but even that's humans meeting humans on the planet earth.

It's interesting that all our science fiction seems to focus on face to face meetings with alien life. I could have this totally wrong, but it seems more likely that there'd be extremely distant communications, first.
>> No. 4838 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 1:26 pm
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>>4836
>what kind of firearm do you use against the species that leaves an untranslatable message before hurling itself into the Sun?
You probably don't need to as it just hurled itself into a sun
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19th October 2019
Saturday 1:30 pm
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>I wish I could find it, but I'm sure I've read somewhere that the FBI encouraged rampant speculation about the JFK assassination and UFOs in the 1960s to draw attention away from Cointelpro -- a true conspiracy involving propaganda and outright murder of U.S. citizens.

My understanding is that the JFK conspiracy was fanned by the KGB and UFOs were a cover for the B2 programme.

>>4833
I used to be the same but then memes happened so I'd probably just laugh at an alien these days.

>>4836
If you apply some logic then you can easily enough work out how they'd behave. Interstellar aliens would have to be curious and pro-social to even get to our level and they wouldn't be some sinister uniform civilisation but lots of divergent personalities with mundane objectives.

I think the fear is explainable in just how they represent a hostile tribe. Hence their almost synonymous identity in our imagination with demons.

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>> 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."

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>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. 20463 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 9:33 pm
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Is it really that difficult to suspend disbelief and simply say hello instead of hello sir/madam? It's not asking to know 2+2=5, rather simply to play a game like any other social happening such as 'fine thanks, you?'.

and on the other hand is it so difficult to allow minor slip ups and confusions for people who don't really have a frame of reference when dealing with such novelty?

fuck, maybe the propaganda is getting to me.
>> No. 20464 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 10:26 pm
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I have seen various posts of acrobatites who profess to believe that if a man gets off with a girl and then finds out she's got a cock between her legs, he's got to sleep with her anyway or it's transphobic. Is this a real thing? It's hard to imagine the mental contortions required to make that make sense in the context of ultra-sensitive consent seekers. If someone decides during sex, at any point and for any reason, that they want to stop, that's the end of that... right?
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18th October 2019
Friday 10:37 pm
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None of this weird shit has permeated my social circles. I pray it never will, bunch of weird fucks.
>> No. 20466 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 10:51 pm
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>>20464

It depends on the oppression modifier.

Trans women get a +8 to oppression while an ideal straight white male has no modifier. When you're comparing consent you have to add up the individual oppression modifiers for each participant to see who has the right to say no. If a less oppressed individual refuses to engage in sexual behaviour with a more oppressed individual then the less oppressed individual is prima facie guilty of some form of abuse, whether that be straight up sexual abuse or racist sexual abuse or in the named example, trans sexual abuse.

You were doing good with the definition of consent but you just haven't kept up to date with this really important real life stuff. You can find a full list and description of oppression modifiers at lgbtqqia.com/mornington-crescent
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19th October 2019
Saturday 12:58 pm
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I don't even know if you're serious or not.
Mirth anyway.

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>> No. 19768 Anonymous
6th February 2015
Friday 8:29 pm
/e/19768 What are you playing right now?
I figured I'd make an /e/ equivalent of that great, big /beat/ thread.

Recently I have been slogging away on XCOM: Enemy Within with the Long War mod. Humanity is doomed as I'm simply incapable of holding back the torrent of battleships the aliens keep hurling at me.

It's bloody fun though.
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>> No. 23114 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 3:27 am
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>Most of that about Doom isn't true, you know. Enemies on harder difficulties deal double damage, they also increase in speed (which is arguably an arbitrary way to make them harder to kill), and the hardest difficulty has double ammo, not less.

ITYTD had double items and the player takes half damage.

NM had double items, fast monsters, respawning monsters, and cheat codes were disabled.

HNTR, HMP and UV all had "normal" game parameters. Doom never increased the damage the player took on any difficulty.

The middle three represent easy, normal, and hard. The first and last represent mentally challenged baby mode and not even remotely fair mode, respectively- Most players don't consider NM to be a real difficulty choice, it's more of a distinct challenge mode. Indeed, the initial release of Doom as shareware didn't have it, so arguably it was DLC.

I spent an entire summer when I was unemployed making Doom maps. I know my Doom and I am prepared to defend my honour on the internet even at these small hours.
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19th October 2019
Saturday 10:17 am
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>ITYTD had double items and the player takes half damage.
Another way of putting this is that every mode other than ITYTD deals twice as much damage.

>The middle three represent easy, normal, and hard. The first and last represent mentally challenged baby mode and not even remotely fair mode, respectively
Agree with all this, at least.

Any of your Doom maps still knocking around? I haven't fired up a WAD in a long time, would be a nice excuse.
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19th October 2019
Saturday 11:00 am
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I've spread a few WADs in my time IYKWIM.
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19th October 2019
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>>23112
I can easily lose a whole weekend on KSP. Looking forward to version 2.
>> No. 23118 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 12:57 pm
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> Numa Numa
Do I get to play as Dan Balan in it?
Awright, back to the topic. Negative. I never got around to install it, life gets in the way.
Mind you, I had a similar feeling about the P:T initially. It was just too odd and made little sense. Then it clicked; now it's one of my favourite games.

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>> No. 430168 Anonymous
4th September 2019
Wednesday 7:08 am
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When was the last time you committed a random act of kindness and what was it?
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>> No. 431481 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 10:08 pm
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Only girls in Soviet Russia and Yanks use periods.
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18th October 2019
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I bet these posts sounded really cool in your head, where they ought to have remained.
>> No. 431489 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 12:21 am
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Those are different people, though.
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19th October 2019
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I think the point stands.
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19th October 2019
Saturday 12:42 pm
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But in Soviet Russia period uses you.
I'll get my coat.

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18th October 2019
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>> No. 64185 Billbob
18th October 2019
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>> No. 64186 YubYub
18th October 2019
Friday 6:11 pm
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It's the first time in a while something on the internet has been so edgy that it's made me actually say "oh wow" out loud.

Shared on Facebook by someone who, unsurprisingly, is a massive Corbyn fan and on the dole.
>> No. 64187 Moralfag
19th October 2019
Saturday 11:23 am
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What a shit meme. It's not even in the right font.
>> No. 64188 Billbob
19th October 2019
Saturday 12:39 pm
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>>64187
Image macro. Not meme. Image macro.

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>> No. 428949 Anonymous
19th July 2019
Friday 5:19 pm
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New weekend thread: Highland Toffee edition.

How goes it, lads? What are you up to this weekend?
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>> No. 431342 Anonymous
14th October 2019
Monday 11:11 am
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I had a very long dream this morning, but the most memorable moment of it was when I was a bit rude to Cillian Murphy about Peaky Blinders to which he bluntly and understandably told me "get your pen then". "Good advice" I thought on waking up.

Think he said pen, missed a trick otherwise.
>> No. 431471 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 5:22 pm
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Expecting six parcels to be delivered today. Came home from work to find three outside my front door. Nice one, FedEx.
>> No. 431472 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 5:52 pm
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>>431471
Extra points if on the tracking it said "Left safe".
>> No. 431495 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 12:25 pm
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There's a couple of women walking outside with prams, taking pictures every time there's a car parked on the pavement and they can't fit through. No doubt they're going to post them on a local Facebook group.
>> No. 431496 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 12:28 pm
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You mean, crossing the road and getting between the cars?

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>> No. 23810 Anonymous
31st December 2011
Saturday 10:22 pm
/x/23810 Guilty Would
Since this image wasn't that well received in The Ginger Thread, and by the recommendation of some lad in /b/: this is the "Guilty Would" thread.

Post women which aren't generically attractive, but which (for whatever reason) you'd shag the heck out of given the chance.
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>> No. 40860 Anonymous
10th October 2019
Thursday 10:35 am
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The Charlie Dimmock of Auchwitz
>> No. 40861 Anonymous
10th October 2019
Thursday 8:13 pm
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>>40853

She may well have gone to seed, but I'd still let her water my butternut squash, IYKWIM.
>> No. 40862 Anonymous
15th October 2019
Tuesday 1:47 am
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>> No. 40863 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 9:50 pm
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>>40862
Is that Len Goodman?
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19th October 2019
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>> No. 4633 Anonymous
1st August 2010
Sunday 2:24 pm
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Look at this fucking thing, /nom/. Gaze upon it.

Fucking yum.

(It's five or six inches in diameter, in case the scale isn't obvious.)
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>> No. 13098 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 4:58 pm
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It's that time of year again, lads, and I've moved to somewhere that has grass and greenery and all that. So I'm on the hunt again, after five years of missing out. Earlier this month I had some brown birch boletes, which were nice in texture but unremarkable in taste.

Today I was wandering along and saw this, at least a hundred of them in a 15m ring, and I thought I'd hit the field mushroom jackpot. It turns out they're yellow stainers, though, which are not deadly poisonous but cause stomach upsets in most people. However, some people can eat them with no apparent ill effects.

Well, I've got a bag full of the fuckers so I'm going to find out. I should know within 2 hours tops, I'll either be shitting my guts out and cradling my stomach like a stab wound, or I'll be plating up another serving to go alongside the handful of shaggy inkcaps I also found. Wish me luck, .gs.

(I'll take my camera with me from now on, get proper shots of what I find.)
>> No. 13099 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 5:41 pm
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Godspeed, you dicky tummy adventurer
>> No. 13100 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 5:53 pm
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I went out picking at the weekend. Got loads of the buggers. But I only have a small flat, so there's not mushroom to store them.
>> No. 13101 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 6:57 pm
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I saw a load of leucocites in Victoria Tower Gardens today. Made me smile.
>> No. 13102 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 10:01 pm
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I'm still alive and my arse is behaving. I am immune!

This must be what being a superhero feels like.

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

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

Everyone gets down from time to time, let's put some Sisters of Mercy on and wallow together for a while.
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>> No. 29012 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 9:21 pm
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How do you manage pride and selfishness?
>> No. 29013 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 9:56 pm
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>>29012

Easy, they just sort of come naturally to me.
>> No. 29015 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 6:38 pm
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I've never really dated anyone before. I going for walks good enough? I don't particularly like cinemas or bars, nor restaurants. Walking the dog or whatever might be ultimately boring and un-exciting but at least you could keep the person talking about themselves. I don't know; ijust feel as though doing what i usually do probably isn't enough, but i don't want to pretend to be something i'm not. Maybe I could do new things with whoever - but how many times can you actually go to the zoo or a garden center (if that's even suitable)? Fuck knows, man, i'm just prepairing to make a fool of myself.
>> No. 29016 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 7:29 pm
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>>29015
Take someone for a walk on a date and they'll think you're going to rape them.
>> No. 29017 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 7:32 pm
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>>29016

Not once they see him ambling alongside with a hefty bag of dogshit swinging in step with his movements, then it'll just be funny.

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>> No. 28846 Anonymous
24th August 2019
Saturday 10:06 am
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Has anyone here managed to cure their hard-flaccid?

I'm nearly 40 and I've had this since i was about 12. I think it was caused by bad masturbation technique in which I'd tense up my kegel muscles to achieve quicker orgasm.

Is it too late to cure now?
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>> No. 28865 Anonymous
25th August 2019
Sunday 12:31 am
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>>28861

I'm younger than you, and it's not the same thing... But I messed up my penis as a teenager and for a good decade it would only get hard in parts/lumps unless I massaged it to help the blood get to the parts it was supposed to go.

My condition eventually got better.
>> No. 28877 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 11:40 am
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Yesterday I bought eggs for the first time in ages and i think it's because of this thread.
>> No. 28879 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 4:21 pm
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>>28877
Big Egg shilling on .gs, m8. What a world.
>> No. 28880 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 6:57 pm
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Big Egg shelling
>> No. 29014 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 1:16 pm
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>> No. 20447 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 8:45 pm
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'Josef the Austrian' who rented farmhouse where family 'waited for end times' for nine years is arrested for imprisoning them in 'secret room' as it emerges some of the 'victims' can no longer speak

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7580199/Josef-Austrian-rented-Dutch-farmhouse-family-waited-end-times.html

What the fuck is it with Austrians?
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>> No. 20455 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 11:01 pm
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It's the Mail, so probably force of habit.
>> No. 20456 Anonymous
16th October 2019
Wednesday 11:37 pm
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I heard about it on the BBC's Global News Podcast and it seemed that no one was terribly sure what was actually going on.

Apparently the first thing the absolute lad who made a break for it did was go to the pub and sink five pints, so I'm thinking the beer ran out and that was the final straw.
>> No. 20458 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 2:10 am
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>What the fuck is it with Austrians?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/joseffritzl/1937916/Josef-Fritzl-The-Nazis-were-to-blame-for-my-Austrian-incest-dungeon.html

>In a bizarre attempt to defend his conduct he said Hitler’s Germany had instilled “a high regard for decency and uprightness” in him.


Next thing we'll know, they were all just following orders.
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17th October 2019
Thursday 7:05 am
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They sound a bit complicit in the whole thing.
>> No. 20461 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 12:53 pm
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>The father of a family that spent nearly a decade living in a secret room in a Dutch farmhouse once belonged to the Rev Sun Myung Moon’s controversial Unification church and was trying to found a cult of his own, Dutch media have reported.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/18/father-family-dutch-farmhouse-cult-moonies

The plot thickens.

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>> No. 4253 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 6:32 pm
/mph/4253 Car and bike official weekend thread but also weekdays
Okay might as well try and be polite and keep the oil out of the other megathreads.

Welcome to the motor one. In an attempt to actually get people to post in it, tell me about the car you really want and could feasibly afford. Right now I'm really thinking a lot about a big square 80s Merc as we've been talking about them. Even a Lada would be fun as fuck.
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>> No. 4408 Anonymous
13th October 2019
Sunday 6:35 pm
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Personally I dislike most cars with needlessly large light clusters like that. That huge lump of red plastic isn't particularly elegant.
And don't get me started on that Geordi La Forge thing on the old Honda civic.
>> No. 4409 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 5:26 pm
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Did about 200 km long round-trip in this car with a workmate yesterday's night, sort of emergency situation.
The average speed was about 90-100 km/h and it didn't really register, even on the local shite roads.
The downside is that now the roof of most sedan cars feels too low, even when there's more than enough space between it and my head. Same for the size of the windscreen.
>> No. 4410 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 9:12 pm
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Where are you from, lad? Giving distances in km, talking about "sedans", but also using the term "windscreen".
>> No. 4411 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 10:30 pm
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Also having an 'emergency situation' that requires them to speed around in an unmarked white van - very Bydlo.
>> No. 4412 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 11:03 am
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Some third-world der Arshloch der Welt as our teuton invaders duly noted once, mate.
My English is fucked, yes.
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It wasn't unmarked sadly, otherwise we'd fly 120-130 km/h.

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>> No. 86507 Anonymous
28th August 2019
Wednesday 10:41 am
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Government asks Queen to suspend Parliament

The government has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament just days after MPs return to work in September - and only a few weeks before the IIIWW deadline.

Boris Johnson said a Queen's Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to outline his "very exciting agenda". But it means MPs are unlikely to have time to pass laws to stop a no-deal IIIWW on 31 October.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49493632

The ride never ends!
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>> No. 86917 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 10:09 pm
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Hooray, we just need to bung the DUP several billion pounds, take the ERG out on a cruise down the Thames River over Saturday and then... no wait, IIIWW's still fucked.

We're all dead and this is Hell.
>> No. 86918 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 11:26 pm
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The DUP seem like loathsome miserable people.
>> No. 86919 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 11:47 pm
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>>86918

You now understand why the Empire oppressed the Irish without a hint of remorse for hundreds of years and we were all better off for it.
>> No. 86920 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 12:36 am
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The DUP have really stumbled into an amazing game with this. Between Northern Ireland seemingly unable to form an executive and their sway over Westminster they have simultaneously locked out any Nationalist voice while dictating the IIIWW process themselves and bringing home the bacon. There's urgent need for government in Northern Ireland but I guess not even they could've predicted how long this would go on.

Not that I really blame them for being prickly. They don't want a hard border over the Irish sea just as the nationalist community don't want one with the Republic only they don't have as many people fighting their corner and seem to be passed over as an inconvenience in Great Britain. It's perfectly legitimate, being British they don't want to be ruled from Dublin or end up as a proto-colony of the EU and unlike IrishPassportlad they're not willing to sacrifice their identity for money.
>> No. 86921 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 9:55 am
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>they're not willing to sacrifice their identity for money.
Thankfully for them, they're willing to sacrifice all sorts of other things for money, like their integrity.

I find it funny that the complexities of the departure and the general shitshow that arises from a lack of functioning government haven't really bothered them but even the slightest hint of a woman getting an abortion and suddenly they're desperate to get around the table.

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>> No. 3840 Anonymous
19th September 2013
Thursday 10:03 pm
/£$€¥/3840 Pensions
The OFT have come out and said that many old (i.e. set up before 2001) pension schemes have high charges and offer savers poor value for money. They've also suggested a cap for auto-enrolment schemes, but it's going to be an almost meaningless gesture as you'd be very hard pressed to find a provider offering auto-enrolment terms with annual management charges greater than 1% anyway.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24153012

The pension scheme I'm in at work (contribution: 5% employer, 5% employee gross) has management charges of 0.6%, which I'm alright with as it's less than I'd get if I was investing in collectives through an ISA.

However, I've put the charges and contribution details into Invidion's pension calculator for an idea of what I'd get when I'm 65, 40 years from now, and if my salary increases in line with National Average Earnings and I took the 25% tax-free lump sum I'd be looking at a pension in today's terms of 27.5% of my current salary. If I wanted a pension that would be about two-thirds of what I'm earning now then I'll need to contribute, assuming the employer contribution stays at 5%, 15% gross (12% net) of my salary every year for the next four decades. This does depend on what annuity rates will be like then and I'd also be getting the State Pension, as long as they haven't upped the age you receive it to 80 by then.

If it wasn't for the tax relief and my employer matching my contributions then I doubt I'd bother and I'd look into other ways to support myself while I'm in retirement. What about you lads? What are your thoughts on pensions? In my opinion to have any form of decent retirement income you're at the mercy of your employer offering a good pension scheme.
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>> No. 7809 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 8:28 pm
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Is THAT what you're doing with your VR wankmachine? That's sick that is.
>> No. 7810 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 8:47 pm
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Well I don't know about you lot but I'm winning the Euromillions tomorrow anyway, so it won't matter.
>> No. 7811 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 9:59 pm
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>>7810
I would really like some money.
>> No. 7812 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 11:25 pm
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>>7811
If I win, I'll split it with both you lads.
>> No. 7813 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 12:08 am
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I knew my quality posts would pay off in the end.

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