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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. 30956 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 6:34 pm
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20th October 2020
Tuesday 6:58 pm
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20th October 2020
Tuesday 7:01 pm
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>> No. 30959 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 11:51 pm
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The ever-decreasing amount of information density and wasted screen space on websites as they become more optimised for fucking touchscreens meaning I have to scroll and scroll and scroll.
>> No. 30960 Anonymous
21st October 2020
Wednesday 12:33 am
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>>30959
It's also to increase "time on page" which is a key metric that website owners optimise for.

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>> No. 90350 Anonymous
19th August 2020
Wednesday 6:10 pm
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Young people get it — hard work doesn’t pay

How old were you when you realised hard work and sacrifice weren’t worth it? Some realise it at retirement, when after a lifetime of indispensability and missed weekends to reach the prize — a powerful job — they are smoothly replaced and forgotten within a month or two. For others the revelation strikes later, perhaps ending up on one of those “top regrets of the dying” lists drawn up by palliative nurses. “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard” is always in there.

I think the general rule is that the penny drops some time in your fifties or sixties. Having spent your thirties and forties twitchily looking over your shoulder at your peers, trying to work out who is doing it right (the subtext, I can tell you, of many a tedious pub chat), it suddenly hits you. Most things are basically out of your control.

The philosophy driving Anglo-American economies — work like a maniac and you can achieve anything — is quite obviously untrue except for a lucky few. Everyone else can relax, become more fun to talk to, and maybe get into gardening. That’s a good lesson to learn in your sixties, with retirement on the way. But learn it much earlier than that and you have a problem.

Most of us have to work quite hard just to make a living, and the happiest workers buy into the idea that life is fair, it is all worth it and great rewards glitter just over the horizon. Without that romance and that spur, the daily grind just becomes more grinding. Those kids who could not wait for a marshmallow are of course in line for much less satisfying lives: the test predicts that they will fall in and out of work, even abuse drugs. The workplace is not set up for them. It works only for those who keep the faith.

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>> No. 90862 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 9:18 pm
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>>90858

>So why was satisfaction highest during the 90s and 00s?

Maybe because people earning the median wage could reasonably afford to buy a house without having to relocate to Scunthorpe or somewhere similarly grim.
>> No. 90863 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 9:21 pm
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>>90859
Worked for East Germany.

>>90860
I'm saying people were satisfied with the neoliberal consensus during its peak. Suggesting we don't have an alternative right now or that our democracy is somehow now more flawed is a load of bollocks because we have radically different visions at work. Its that confidence in the consensus that has been eroded and replaced by more 'winner takes all' style politics where both sides seek to attack the existing neoliberal system from different tracks.

In terms of the numbers: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1050929/voter-turnout-in-the-uk/

It's rather symbolic that the lowest voter turnout was mere months before 9/11.

>>90861
>I think confidence in democracy was high in the 90s simply because Westminster was broadly competent and reasonable.

I disagree given the 90s began with the poll tax riots and a government that was eventually thrown out of office due to sleaze. And the following decade that had the Iraq War and a curtailment in civil liberties attached to a general fear of a new trend in terrorism.

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>> No. 90864 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 9:58 pm
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>>90863

>continual challenges to our prosperity [...] and a loss of social cohesion that challenge democracy everywhere

We overdid it on the imgrunts, basically.
>> No. 90865 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:31 pm
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Funnily enough, Fukuyama has actually been saying something along these lines. That the traditional working class feel betrayed by cosmopolitan social democrats and in general people lack a feeling of dignity in modern society like they don't matter.

Not exactly revolutionary thought but consider where it's coming from.
>> No. 90866 Anonymous
21st October 2020
Wednesday 12:24 am
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>>90861
I don't think anyone really wants Major or Blair back. They want back the calmer times of the 1990s because they haven't given enough thought to how the events of the 1990s lead us to the events of the present. 1 month into a Major or Blair re-run they'd realise that neither of them have the midas touch and that everything is still shit, only now it's shit presided over by a grandfather instead of a gigalo.

>>90865
>in general people lack a feeling of dignity in modern society like they don't matter.
I think Michael Young (who coined the word "meritocracy", and not as an ideal) was before his time on this. He did do a book on it, but this comment piece is just as instructive: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2001/jun/29/comment
>In the new social environment, the rich and the powerful have been doing mighty well for themselves. They have been freed from the old kinds of criticism from people who had to be listened to. This once helped keep them in check - it has been the opposite under the Blair government.
>The more controversial prediction and the warning followed from the historical analysis. I expected that the poor and the disadvantaged would be done down, and in fact they have been. If branded at school they are more vulnerable for later unemployment.
>They can easily become demoralised by being looked down on so woundingly by people who have done well for themselves.
>It is hard indeed in a society that makes so much of merit to be judged as having none. No underclass has ever been left as morally naked as that.
>They have been deprived by educational selection of many of those who would have been their natural leaders, the able spokesmen and spokeswomen from the working class who continued to identify with the class from which they came.
>Their leaders were a standing opposition to the rich and the powerful in the never-ending competition in parliament and industry between the haves and the have-nots.
>With the coming of the meritocracy, the now leaderless masses were partially disfranchised; as time has gone by, more and more of them have been disengaged, and disaffected to the extent of not even bothering to vote. They no longer have their own people to represent them.
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>The business meritocracy is in vogue. If meritocrats believe, as more and more of them are encouraged to, that their advancement comes from their own merits, they can feel they deserve whatever they can get.
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>> No. 439734 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 8:22 pm
/b/439734 British immigrant in USA sentenced for fucking animals & CP
>three years in prison after admitting three counts of intentionally performing an act of penetration on live chickens, as well as possessing extreme pornographic images, making indecent photographs of children and possessing cocaine and cannabis resin.

https://nypost.com/2020/10/20/man-jailed-after-killing-chickens-by-having-sex-with-them/
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>> No. 439737 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 9:15 pm
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Bloody Puritans.
>> No. 439740 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 9:35 pm
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Good thing they'll keep him over there now.

If ARE Jimmy came back, even he would probably say "Mate, that's a bit much".
>> No. 439743 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:52 pm
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How does someone even penetrate a chicken? Asking for a friend.
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20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:54 pm
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>>439740
>Good thing they'll keep him over there now.

The OP is an idiot. He is based in the UK and was sentenced in the UK. Kudos to the Daily Record for having the best headline about him.
>> No. 439747 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 11:03 pm
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>>439743

Have you ever seen a close up of a chicken laying an egg? Like that, but in reverse. And the egg is your bell end.

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>> No. 430053 Anonymous
31st August 2019
Saturday 8:53 am
/b/430053 Literal "what are you feeling right now" thread
Shamelessly stealing the very excellent idea from >>/101/28964

Here is a place to post utterly inane observations about your current state of being.

---Start---

I like birds but starlings are a massive noisy pain in the arse.
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>> No. 439739 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 9:34 pm
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>>439738
Tim Martin broke into your house last night.
>> No. 439741 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 9:47 pm
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There's lots of work to do at the moment after a month of relative ease. When does society collectively decide to fuck it all off for Christmas?

>>439722
I'm just going to comment that funnily enough the professional economists I've spoken with all studied philosophy. Not the sort working in the City mind you but at a guess it comes down to the usual wisdom that ultimately your degree is what you make of it. Plus you can always do a Masters.

I did have a thought of studying philosophy when I was looking into what to study but decided to study a proper degree out of fear for my future. Funnily enough, as it turns out it really didn't matter for my career so long as I had a degree that showed general skills and could point to extra-curriculars. A degree I probably would not have gotten because philosophy looks really hard and I'd be continually told that I'm wasting my time.

>>439738
They're hiding under a tray in the sink. They played that hilarious practical joke on me yesterday.
>> No. 439742 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:50 pm
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>>439738
Because I'm a bleeding heart social justice gaylord I first thought you meant spoons as in the metaphor for mental fatigue.
>> No. 439745 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:55 pm
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>gaylord

I love gaylord as an insult. I wish it would come back into fashion.
>> No. 439746 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:58 pm
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>>439742

That spoon thing really is the gayest of all the gay things that especially gay (in a literal sense) community has come up with.

Is there more to it than I realise, or is it really just an especially shit metaphor for the concept of people becoming more easily fatigued than others? What's the spoon metaphor for complete executive dysfunction?

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>> No. 59246 YubYub
3rd January 2018
Wednesday 7:40 pm
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>A homeless man who stole a purse and a phone from victims of the Manchester Arena attack has admitted theft.

>Chris Parker, 33, was initially dubbed a hero after claiming he comforted a seriously injured girl. CCTV footage played to Manchester Crown Court showed him wandering between stricken victims. He kept returning to injured Pauline Healey, whose granddaughter lay dying nearby, before leaning over her and taking her handbag to steal her purse.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-42540738

I don't get why bleeding heart do-gooders bleat on about the homeless. They're all scratters who are on the streets through choice, usually because they choose not to stay in a hostel as they know they wouldn't be allowed to do drugs there.
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>> No. 66986 Searchfag
20th October 2020
Tuesday 6:00 pm
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Oh, lad. Think it through.

I build one house. That means there is one extra house in the housing supply. It doesn't matter if it's a nice house or an affordable house; the housing stock increases by one either way.

If you build a nice house it may be out of the reach of a first time buyer but, guess what, another house will be sold to fund the purchase of the nice house and that may be affordable to the first time buyers.

You have increased the housing stock by one but instead of building a shitty house you've built a nice house that someone can aspire to trade up to. Put a shitty house on a nice new estate and you're lowering the tone for everyone else plus you'd be treated with disdain as the token poor people. let these people buy the house that's put on the market to fund others further up the ladder moving into the nice house; each neighbourhood should better reflect the social status of the respective buyers.

Aspiration is so much better than envy. Demand better. Build better. Be better. Raise standards for everyone.
>> No. 66987 Ambulancelad
20th October 2020
Tuesday 6:17 pm
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>>66986
>Raise standards for everyone.
Which standards? Define nice house?
>> No. 66988 Are Moaty
20th October 2020
Tuesday 7:12 pm
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>>66987
One that's not shit.
>> No. 66989 Moralfag
20th October 2020
Tuesday 9:55 pm
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>>66986

Have you seen the state of the new-builds they charge £400,000 for these days? They're made of paper mache and half finished. Anyone sensible about property is buying an old house, not one of those piss poor pokey little copy/paste suburb cubes.

What you fail to account for is that like in every aspect of business, there's no need to improve quality if it's a seller's market. you can just rinse people with impunity regardless. someone needs to sell good quality AND affordable houses to bring genuine competition back to the market.
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20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:25 pm
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>>66986

>ANOTHER HOUSE WILL BE SOLD TO FUND THE PURCHASE OF THE NICE HOUSE AND THAT MAY BE AFFORDABLE TO THE FIRST TIME BUYERS.

That's a huge fucking "may", lad.

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>> No. 12542 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:21 pm
/beat/12542 Don't Worry Be Happy
I thought it would be nice to have a collection of our music for anyone needing cheering up. What do you lads suggest? Any reason why?


Across the Universe is my helpful reminder that whatever is bothering me doesn't really matter and I shouldn't let it. The song has actually helped me deliver projects before just by putting me into the right frame of mind for it and was a companion during a time when nothing was going right for me. The film is also a favourite with a similar message about life.
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>> No. 12543 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:24 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHZfyhVOGLY

Nothing chills me out like this song. It is, as the kids today would say, a "mood".

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>> No. 439673 Anonymous
18th October 2020
Sunday 11:07 am
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When did your life peak?
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>> No. 439709 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 10:11 pm
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I can definitely see a massive cock in the OP image.
>> No. 439710 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 11:11 pm
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I see and hear a lot when a bloke is punching above his weight "oh he must have a massive knob" - how many women are really going to latch on to an otherwise undesirable man just because he has a big thick cock? I consider myself pretty depraved and shallow, but even I wouldn't start a relationship with an uggo just because she had massive tits (I might shag her once though).

The old "he must be loaded" usually makes more sense, though I think even that is pushing it, especially these days, where a woman can independently use sex to generate money instead of having to shag a boring old millionaire.

Saying that, women do still seem attracted to people in power, or at least with jobs that give the mostly false impression of importance like pilots, head chefs, and lib dem MPs.
>> No. 439731 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 7:41 pm
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>how many women are really going to latch on to an otherwise undesirable man just because he has a big thick cock?

Skinny wierdo with a massive cock here: Not many. There are some size queens who'll go for it, but the thing is they have to know you have a massive cock, so of course, you have to warm them up far enough to be receptive to a shag before you can use your endowment as leverage in the first place. It's a catch 22.

My pet theory is that he has a belting sense of humour. My experience has always supported the idea that if you can make a girl laugh, you can probably get in her pants, so combine that with a bit of the "important and powerful" factor and it's no surprise he can pull.

I mean look at Bozza. He's loaded, but he's also some kind of mutant albino ape that was mistakenly sent to Eton.
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20th October 2020
Tuesday 8:03 pm
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>>439731

>My pet theory is that he has a belting sense of humour.

As someone who has been unfortunate enough to witness his piss-poor attempt at standup, I think you need a new theory.


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20th October 2020
Tuesday 8:15 pm
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>>439732

This is an unfair test, I'm funny enough in normal conversation to trick girls into sleeping with me, but I'd similarly fucking bomb on stage, it's a totally different thing, I'd be awful.

The fact that he's up there at all proves at least a couple of people have said the universally dull line "you should do stand up!". The only difference is because he's got a politicians ego, he actually listened.

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>> No. 41102 Anonymous
18th May 2020
Monday 11:58 pm
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The thinking man's crumpet.
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>> No. 41606 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 5:31 pm
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>For me Blue Peter peaked with Katy Hill.

I don't know how you think it is acceptable to come into /x/ and say this kind of thing.

I don't walk into your church and start proselytizing how Jesus probably isn't the son of god and judaism is the only true abrahamic do I?

And don't act like you didn't know, her face is on the door.
>> No. 41607 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 5:40 pm
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>>41606
We don't post The Huq any more out of respect for ARE Charlie.
>> No. 41608 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 5:41 pm
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>>41606
How I long to Fuq Huq.
>> No. 41609 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 6:29 pm
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>>41608
The q is silent so that just sounds weird.
>> No. 41610 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 8:10 pm
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>>41606

I've got to be honest - in a game of shag/marry/kill, I'm marrying Huq and shagging Hill. Kill Leslie, obviously.

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>> No. 13192 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 5:53 pm
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This is going to be our food review thread.
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>> No. 13890 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 6:58 pm
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Only if its squelchy, I'm not an animal.
>> No. 13891 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 7:16 pm
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BirdsEye's Green Cuisine range is mostly, if not all, based on using rehydrated pea protein and pea flour. However, the ones I've tried have been shite.
>> No. 13892 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 8:50 pm
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>>13891
I've been a bit disappointed by them too - they can do better.
>> No. 13894 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 12:49 pm
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These (>>13885) were surprisingly nice. I assumed from the packaging that they came with a bit of sauce but instead it was just chunks in a 'curry marinade' that seemed more-or-less be korma paste. The only grumble I had is that they were rather dense. If I see them again in Farmfoods, particularly for 29p a box, I'll stock up but I have the feeling they're being discontinued.
>> No. 13898 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 7:30 pm
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>>1388
I've tried the Richmond burgers tonight, you can get them in Fulton's Foods two packs of two for £1, they're not bad. Definitely a lot better than their veggie sausages.

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>> No. 438151 Anonymous
28th July 2020
Tuesday 11:47 am
/b/438151 The New Adventures of Mid-Week
Now that all the excitement has died down I thought it time we redo the mid-week thread. What are you two up-to?


I've organised a date for the weekend but have come to realise that I'd better keep something of a conversation going unless I want to be stood up. This is going to be tedious. I might want to think about doing some work today as well.
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>> No. 439726 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 3:28 pm
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Oh fuck me. Cheap bastards. I use LibreOffice at home because I'm forced to, not because it's as good as Microsoft's products. It's full of bugs. I pity you.
>> No. 439727 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 4:09 pm
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With the exception of Writer, Office is clearly better. Writer doesn't beat Word, but it's nowhere near as clear-cut. Calc isn't bad but it's no Excel. PowerPoint beats the pants off Impress. Base is shit, but then if you willingly use Access it's no less than you deserve.
>> No. 439728 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 4:20 pm
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>>439726

Like I said, it's an experiment. They want to see how it performs under real-world conditions within our company, and what we will think after two weeks of using it side by side with MS Office.

I'm not impressed by Impress, it's not horrible but I am struggling with it so far. And like I said, it throws all my Power Point markups all over the place, which is frustrating. Writer definitely has a flatter learning curve than Impress, and I can't say much about Calc, haven't used it yet.
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20th October 2020
Tuesday 7:07 pm
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Where were we talking about rewilding? I can never find the relevant bloody threads when I have something to contribute.
Here's the EU’s latest State of Nature report.
https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/state-of-nature-in-the-eu-2020/
>> No. 439730 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 7:19 pm
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I picked my daughter up from school yesterday. The teacher told me that she'd get a new reading book every Friday and a new library book every Monday, but she should be bringing them both to school in her book bag every day.

Today my girlfriend, her mum, picked her up. The teacher checked to see if I'd passed on the message. This sort of sexist bollocks really boils my piss. Dads are fucking simpletons incapable of following simple instructions and it's down to the mum to sort everything instead of co-parenting.

>>439729
You want this thread >>/pol/90784.

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>> No. 27266 Anonymous
28th August 2020
Friday 5:21 pm
/news/27266 Corona thread #3
Right, now that the last corona thread is over 1,700 posts long, maybe it's time for a new one.

How long do you think it will be until we're fully back to normal?
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>> No. 28517 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 5:18 pm
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>Nothink like a quick wank break during a Zoom call to clear your mind.

Surely we've all had a wank during a work call now? It's been 7 months.
>> No. 28518 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 5:21 pm
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This story has been the source of much hilarity during video calls today. I think its a cautionary tale for the age.

>>28516
That's exactly the question everyone I know has been discussing today. Who decides to knock one out halfway through a meeting?
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20th October 2020
Tuesday 5:33 pm
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We have an insanely hot young coworker, and I was in one-on-one video chat with her a few times during the middle of summer where she was often just wearing a thin spaghetti strap top with her hair tied up. It seriously crossed my mind a few times to just have a wank under the table during the chat.

I did wank to her, but always only after our chats, and with my laptop closed. It was the decent thing to do.
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20th October 2020
Tuesday 5:50 pm
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Look, I didn't realise I was on trial here. There's those boring corporate stand-up meetings that I need to keep my ears pricked on either for my name or something interesting. I turn the laptop away from me because I don't trust them not to record you and watch porn on my personal laptop.

Don't look at me like I'm the wrong'un here. You sound like people who would move somewhere with you partner and not make a point to do it in every room on principle.
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20th October 2020
Tuesday 5:57 pm
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>> No. 30921 Anonymous
14th October 2020
Wednesday 7:46 pm
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We were rigidly taught at school to use just spaces i.e 100 000 and told commas were very old fashioned an no one uses them any more. I go out into the real world and bang, every cunt is using commas and treating me like a simpleton for not doing so. Imagine my resentment at being raised on a lie.
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14th October 2020
Wednesday 8:25 pm
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>every cunt is using commas

I believe there are filthy Euro types who use full-stops instead! This is why I voted for Brexit.
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14th October 2020
Wednesday 8:33 pm
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I've always hated that.
>> No. 30940 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 4:22 pm
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20th October 2020
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'Game changer' in the context of selling novelty food products. Normally in the context of some tat you can pick up at some bargain shop - even M&S is getting in on it now which just shows how far we have fallen as a nation.

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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. 30129 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 8:32 am
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I'm not trying to piggy back off another virgin's pity, but when you're an older virgin it's not so much that "oh know, I've never cummed inside another person", it's more that there's a lot of interpersonal and social experiences that go along with that that also haven't happened.

Maybe I'm wrong and it is just the never having done the basic, physical, act of sex for the other poster though, but it seems unlikely.
>> No. 30130 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 1:02 pm
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>>30124

You should aim to get your dick wet and obtain a job. Clearly those things are important to you.

What to do: lower your standards and be prepared to experience all kinds of emotional and physical pain. You have to start at the bottom and climb through an avalanche of shit. Literally take any job and any hole, and work your way up.
>> No. 30131 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 1:49 pm
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I'm not sure why, but I just became faintly depressed about backwards time travel being impossible. I can be pretty certain of this because if it were possible human beings would have made such a complete mess of things reality would have broken down in ways that would be halfway between the Fyre Festival and a demonic invasion from another dimension. I think about massive, looming or already upon us problems like fossil fuels, enviromental damage, world hunger and the pandemic, and I'm pretty confident time travel capable humans lay low all of human history with no hessitation or second thoughts. Maybe this is a very 2020 opinion and we'll have TNG'd up in a few hundred years.

Sage because I went from angst to speculative science-fiction.
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19th October 2020
Monday 11:49 pm
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Don't you feel just a bit sad after spending the day with people, only to find yourself back home alone? I guess it's quite normal, really, i just feel as though something is wrong.


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>> No. 30133 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 1:42 am
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If you work in customer service, people are work. Personally, I relish coming home and not having to deal with them.

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>> No. 27647 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 9:48 pm
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I need a WhatsApp bot that will forward any messages/content from one "home" group chat to any other group chat it's added to. Fine if it can do more but that's all it needs to do.
I can spend a little bit of money on it if it needs a dedicated device and sim card of some sort.

Please help.

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>> No. 9544 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 10:29 pm
/nom/9544 Recipes only, no comments. Stickied

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>> No. 13804 Anonymous
16th September 2020
Wednesday 1:23 am
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>> No. 13895 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 7:17 pm
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I think I have the sauerkraut method down now. Start by making your own sauerkraut from scratch. Or don't, honestly it tastes the same as the jars and they slice it thinner. It'll save you money at the expensive of time/effort but that's about it. You're not eating it raw so I'm guessing the probiotic benefits are neglible.

Sauerkraut comes in 900g jars, I tend to make two at once so if you're doing less, use half the ingredients of everything else:

1800g Sauerkraut
2kg polish meat They sometimes sell a pre-mix of meat made from last week's end cuts at the sklep so get that if you can because it's much, much cheaper. If not, get one big sausage, one fatty ham and one of whatever you prefer with a combined weight of 2kg.
Half an onion
Allspice berries/powder (a small fistful of berries or enough powder to lightly cover an area about the size of a saucer)
Wholegrain mustard One heaped tablespoon.
Garlic bulb
Cup of apple cider vinegar I'm not sure how much a "cup" is, I measured it out by using one of those glass air-wick candle holders. Call it 4-6 shotglasses. Half a mug?
4 cans of Tyskie You can try other Polish lagers but this is the only one that tastes right to me.

It's very simple, aside from peeling the garlic and slicing the onion and dicing the meat, you're just slow-cooking it all in a big pan. The only two things you may not guess to do are to really wring out the cabbage under the cold tap, not just rinse it or use it as is, and to lightly fry the meat (particularly the sausage) before you add it in. Keep it simmering for 2 hours minimum, preferably more (you want the pork fat to really melt and the cabbage to soften), occasionally top up with lager as the liquid reduces.
Serve fresh or microwaved later with your favourite sort of potato, gherkins and probably vodka or more lager. With potatoes this should be enough to feed six hungry people. This much lasts me at least six meals, without any potato.
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19th October 2020
Monday 9:13 pm
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>> No. 13897 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 9:25 pm
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>I think I have the sauerkraut method down now. Start by making your own sauerkraut from scratch.

(A good day to you Sir!)

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>> No. 25165 Anonymous
25th April 2016
Monday 6:33 pm
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I asked my son what he did at school today. In coding he learned how to create a game in Scratch. He's in Year 4. He's looking forward to being in Year 5 because then he can go to their after school programming club.

When I was at university, nevermind at school, they made us do the European Computer Driving Licence and that was little more than being able to do the very basics on Microsoft Office.

Anyway, what I'm getting at is do you think I should buy him a Raspberry Pi? Although I'm known as the techie guy at work (today's task was showing someone how to add a web page to their favourites) my computer knowledge is rather limited so I wouldn't really know what to do with it.
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>> No. 27642 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 7:21 pm
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What's he already got? Access to his own HDMI TV? Spare keyboard and mouse lying around? Someone to write Micro SD cards?
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19th October 2020
Monday 7:22 pm
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>>27642
I think all his parents have for him is a very basic laptop for doing homework.
>> No. 27644 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 7:33 pm
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I might suggest a Micro:bit (v2 if you can) or two, instead of a pi?
The hassle of VNC and it stopping working in a million ways make a pi a bit annoying in that setup. Or, if you do go the pi route, make sure you also get him a micro-SD card write so he can get back to a useful system when things stop working.
Micro:bit gets all the 'fun' of programming, with easy to see and comprehend IO devices, and no chance of bricking it. Getting him two lets him play radio games - remote control fart machines etc. (if V2) Who wouldn't like that?
Of course, if he's already deep into it, a pi makes more sense. But I reckon Micro:bit is a far better bet if he's starting form scratch.
>> No. 27645 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 8:22 pm
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As someone at the very tail end of that, it was frustrating. The year after I finished my A-Levels they started doing computingat both GCSE and A-Level at my school - meanwhile, I'd done IT GCSE/A-Levels. The A-Level was little more than business with a technical skew.

Then again, a poor teacher can completely ruin your interest in a subject, and realistically may cause kids to get out of programming rather than into it. Thankfully I got taught programming properly and in a way that suited me at uni (assembly up), but the way it was taught was very... autistic. Normal people really didn't get it, and I effectively became a programming teacher for a good number of my course mates as it simply wasn't clicking for them that to understand programming you have to think like a computer. Of course, to the uni lecturers, they already did and so it wasn't really something they even thought of. I honestly think that many of the people I went to uni with who would, if taught well, be very competent programmers have sworn off it as the teaching must have been so confusing to them.

I also notice a lot of people want to "learn coding", but realistically unless you have some goal you want to accomplish then it's like learning how to paint but not actually wanting to paint.
>> No. 27646 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 8:32 pm
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Thanks, lad. I'll see if I can get the new one when it's out next month.

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>> No. 2877 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 7:34 pm
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I've got some chilli plants and bell pepper plants in large pots outside. Come winter will they die from the cold? Do I need to put them in a greenhouse or indoors to make them survive?
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>> No. 2878 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 7:51 pm
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>Come winter will they die from the cold?
The first frost will probably kill them.
This map should give you some idea when that is
https://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-united-kingdom-first-frost-date-map.php
I doubt a greenhouse will keep them alive, you'll have to bring them indoors, though most people in this country just compost them then start new plants each Spring.
>> No. 2879 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 8:16 pm
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I love that site - thanks.

>>2877
Just bring them indoors and make sure they're near a window - might survive..

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>> No. 4986 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 3:12 pm
/boo/4986 WWW3 incoming...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bXgULtz6cI

...someone get the bloody kettle on!
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>> No. 5023 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 1:32 pm
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>>5021

Are you going to stop posting facebook memes or are you going to leave?
>> No. 5024 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 1:34 pm
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It's just shit-tier quality trolling, with content and ideas copied from other places. Why are people so thick?
>> No. 5025 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 1:35 pm
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Last one, I promise.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 5026 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 4:14 pm
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>On 8 January 1936, Reza Shah issued a decree, banning all veils. Many types of traditional men’s clothing was also banned, in order that "westerners shouldn’t laugh." The ban humiliated and alienated many Iranian women. To enforce this decree, police were ordered to physically remove the veil off of any woman who wore it in public. Women were beaten, their headscarves and chadors torn off, and their homes forcibly searched. Until Reza Shah's abdication in 1941, many women simply chose not leave their houses in order to avoid such embarrassing confrontations, and some even committed suicide.

>Official measures were relaxed under Reza Shah's successor, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and the wearing of a headscarf or chador was no longer an offence, but was still considered an indicator of backwardness or of membership of the lower class. Discrimination against women wearing the headscarf or chador was still widespread with public institutions actively discouraging their use, and some eating establishments refusing to admit women who wore them.

Sounds to me like Iran has pretty much earnt the right to enforce the hijab.
>> No. 5027 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 5:58 pm
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The 1953 Iranian coup d'état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup d'état (Persian: کودتای ۲۸ مرداد‎), was the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favour of strengthening the monarchical rule of the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project or "Operation Ajax") and the United Kingdom (under the name "Operation Boot")

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_Iranian_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat

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>> No. 7166 Anonymous
19th October 2020
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Can anyone recommend me their best books on archeology? Looking especially for collections of photography or image-rich works.

I'd also be open to online blogs or magazines if the subscription is reasonable.

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>> No. 66978 Ambulancelad
19th October 2020
Monday 4:27 pm
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John Leslie's the name
Getting found 'not guilty' of groping's the game
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>> No. 66979 YubYub
19th October 2020
Monday 4:58 pm
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He's just unlucky.

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