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>> No. 14037 Anonymous
17th September 2021
Friday 6:22 pm
/job/14037 Career guidance after being a reclusive NEET for a few years
I graduated from an Oxbridge uni two years ago with a 2.ii after getting mad depressed and smoking zoots constantly, totally squandering my time there.
Been two years and I'm still zooting away my problems, but I'm now a mid-20s zero-CV NEET and have no idea what to do.

How do I achieve a useful career now that I'm post-uni with no work experience, semi poor grades and getting on a bit compared to the fresh 21y/o grads.

Any ideas? Maybe just some spiritual guidance.

Thanks chaps
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>> No. 14046 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 6:15 pm
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OP here. Genuinely thank you for the replies, much appreciated and lots of good info, special thanks to >>14039 >>14043

>>14038
Somewhat my problem. I've never really known, other than a vague "make big money to attain freedom in life" goal.

>>14040
Chemistry. My overarching feeling is that I spent three years doing ever more complicated puzzles and this was considered an education. On par to just having done sudokus the whole time I was there.

>>14045
Yeah I don't really have any connections from there. I'm not from a typical oxbridge background so really struggled making meaningful relationships with very clique intense Eton types etc. Not that they were specifically rude/etc, just cliquey and didn't seem to like my poor ass that much - or I'm a naff person to be around who knows.
>> No. 14047 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 6:20 pm
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>>14046

>chemistry

NHS m8. Get yourself a job as a bottom bitch lab assistant or pharmacy technician, your qualification will enable you to actually progress from there (potentially with taking additional modules/certificaations etc).
>> No. 14048 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 6:25 pm
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>>14046
It's probably still worth trying the networking thing. Don't ask the people you know, but if you can find someone you don't know but who went to the same...house? College? as you, you can just talk about that during the interview and let them assume you were one of the gang. LinkedIn probably has lots of this information listed.
>> No. 14049 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 7:16 pm
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>>14047

Teaching is also an option, if that appeals. Chemistry graduates can claim a bursary of £24,000 to train as a teacher.

https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-your-training
>> No. 14055 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 4:54 pm
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>>14049

Teaching is definitely a possbility. With an ever-increasing gap on his CV, OP will struggle to land a private-sector job worthy of his formal education, but all is not lost if he's still in his mid-20s.

In the mean time, I would go on the lookout for any job at all that gets you out of the house every day and gets you at least a few hundred quid a month. Two years is a long time to not be doing much of anything. It's not just two years of non-existing job experience, but possible employers will also be skeptical if you can just hit the ground running and get back into an everyday work routine from one day to the next.

There are jobs that can ease you back into a daily routine. You could do part-time work delivering food, or some low-level customer phone support. You don't have to work in a warehouse or supermarket.

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>> No. 91916 Anonymous
15th January 2021
Friday 1:42 pm
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So...

Has there been one single actual advantage of Brexit yet?
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>> No. 94600 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 12:00 am
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>>94599

Well, mine aren't. Not of the stuff I buy at least. Which remains packet noodles and frozen pizzas, but still.

I'll get back to making my own pasta sauces and fresh meat and veg one day.
>> No. 94601 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 5:24 am
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>>94599
I've barely noticed the shortages that are meant to be going on at the minute. Lidl have been light on cucumbers but there's nothing else I've been unable to get.
>> No. 94602 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 8:04 am
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We really are going back to the good old days. Crowns on pint glasses. Mad cow disease.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-58602051
>> No. 94603 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 2:26 pm
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>>94602
Bushels need to come back too - proper bushels, with variations per county.
>> No. 94604 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 4:39 pm
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>CON 49 (+5)

Just a three point swing in Opinium's latest poll.

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>> No. 446187 Anonymous
16th September 2021
Thursday 8:52 pm
/b/446187 Confession thread
It’s been years since we’ve had one of these and I’m sure the pandemic, lockdowns and Brexit have given us all plenty of opportunities for sin, so let’s share.
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>> No. 446255 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 4:30 pm
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>>446253

>Has their odd tinge of condescending cruelty towards anyone with vulnerability come out yet?

Have you never met a tory voter?
>> No. 446257 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 5:05 pm
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>>446255
Exactly, you meet an American who calls themselves left but that basically boils down to healthcare reform and whatever daft culture war bullshit the Democrats are pushing.
>> No. 446258 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 6:13 pm
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>>446255

Even the progressive Yanks are to the right of Tories, and their women are absolutely Darwinistic in their choice of mate.

They can't help it, it's been seared into them by the world's most aggressive propaganda machine, but still. It's quite a thing to witness when one of them lets her Disney Princess facade drop and you see her true colours.
>> No. 446290 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 2:00 pm
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>>446258
>Even the progressive Yanks are to the right of Tories

I am so SICK of reading this shit here. Fuck off.
>> No. 446297 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 4:31 pm
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>>446290
What are you sick of and why? That statement seems to be fairly apt if you look at issues other than IDpol. Criticism of the tory party as of late is focused on them being too weak on immigration, social funding, taxes, NHS, etc.

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>> No. 443472 Anonymous
24th April 2021
Saturday 7:58 pm
/b/443472 New Weekend Thread
Alright lads, how's it going?
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>> No. 446292 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 2:09 pm
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This burgeoning 'real life' cunt-off sort of misses the point, I think. It's just that lasses who really would have no trouble finding a lad in real life are on Tinder, and it's all very photogenic. That's fine, everyone said Hinge is a bit different, maybe there're some weirdos on there I could actually have a conversation with. But, I try Hinge and it's just more of the same. Conventionally attractive girls with absolutely zero personality.
>> No. 446293 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 2:59 pm
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>>446292
So just don't message cardboard women, the system will recycle your deck anyway.

>maybe there're some weirdos on there

A genuinely weird girl in the way your imagining her doesn't need to use dating apps. She's probably already happily married to that bloke she met in her abstract pottery class.
>> No. 446294 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 3:32 pm
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Well, just logged in to OKC to see what was going on, and now you have to pay to not get people 100 miles away. Right then.

>>446293
Sure, but so far I've only been shown cardboard girls. Also, what about my imagining her?
>> No. 446295 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 3:41 pm
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>> No. 446296 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 3:58 pm
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>>446294
Well there's a lot of cardboard people. You might well be a cardboard man for all we know, trying to find the last hidden remnants of true humanity.

>what about my imagining her?

Misaki is never going to knock on your door.

>>446295
'Fiber artist' sounds like a fun euphemism for a corporate conman or grifter.

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>> No. 3603 Anonymous
17th September 2021
Friday 8:38 pm
/map/3603 Thailand
I’m moving to Thailand soon, I’ve spent a few months the there, and years in other Asian countries with similar climates and cultures, so I’m not too worried. Any experience of living and working there?
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>> No. 3621 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 1:42 pm
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I'd consider Polish people to be 'white' for example, and they're still taking my millions of jobs, so I think you may be missing the mark a bit.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/13/white-people-expats-immigrants-migration

>Africans are immigrants. Arabs are immigrants. Asians are immigrants. However, Europeans are expats because they can’t be at the same level as other ethnicities. They are superior. Immigrants is a term set aside for ‘inferior races’.

>The reality is the same in Africa and Europe. Top African professionals going to work in Europe are not considered expats. They are immigrants. Period. “I work for multinational organisations both in the private and public sectors. And being black or coloured doesn’t gain me the term “expat”. I’m a highly qualified immigrant, as they call me, to be politically correct,” says an African migrant worker.

Is the gent in question called an expat in whichever part of this 'Africa' place he's from? Now I'm wondering if other countries/languages have a term for immigrants-from-our-sphere and we're too busy with this to know.
>> No. 3622 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 1:45 pm
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>It does seem a uniquely British trait for us to move abroad and create our own ghettos.

I take it you've never been to somewhere like Bradford? There's plenty of enclaves within this country. Most large cities will also have a Chinatown area.
>> No. 3623 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 2:35 pm
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>>3621
>I'd consider Polish people to be 'white' for example, and they're still taking my millions of jobs, so I think you may be missing the mark a bit.
They have funny accents though.
>> No. 3624 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 3:01 pm
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>>3622
You're missing that these groups still interact with wider society, speak the language and don't hive themselves off inside gated communities like we do in Spain.
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19th September 2021
Sunday 3:07 pm
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>>3624
I take it you haven't been to Bradford then.

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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. 14664 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 9:01 pm
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I've started drinking infused coffee. It's nice and provides a bit of no added sugar novelty every other day having cut out the devil's cocaine.

Also, why is CBD coffee a thing. I'm no expert but surely micro-dosing THC (if at all) with coffee isn't going to work.
https://pothead.coffee
>> No. 14665 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 11:38 pm
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I think the CDB thing is kind of like vaping. By which I mean not that many people are into it, but the ones who are are super-mega into it and will have it on toast, shampoo it into their hair and liquid cool their computer with it. Maybe I'm speaking out of turn, I've never smoked weed because I'm already a layabout paranoic who eats too much.
>> No. 14666 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 11:53 pm
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>>14665
>I've never smoked weed

No mate - CBD is nothing like smoking weed - most of the people who are selling it are selling snake oil.
>> No. 14667 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 12:01 am
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>>14666
Yeah, I know. I just felt ending the post on the bit about liquid cooled PCs wasn't satisfying; I pushed harder, but failed regardless. Layabout paranoic is such a good phrase too, but I wasted it.
>> No. 14668 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 12:48 pm
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>>14664
Lads, get the vanilla infused one and dip your Hobnobs. Heaven.

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>> No. 14035 Anonymous
17th September 2021
Friday 2:36 pm
/job/14035 IT Career Guidance
I feel lost as to where to go in my career. I don't enjoy what I do and I've amassed what seems to be a quite mismatched skillset that I don't know how to employ.

I currently work as a QA Tester and have done for nearing 3 years. I was late to university as I was very sick for my early 20s, then did a computer science degree and joined a 2 year grad scheme which at the exact end of the scheme and mid pandemic, made every single QA person redundant. I've since joined another company as a tester but frankly its far less interesting/technical work than I was doing and is mind-numbingly boring and simple (almost entirely manual). I knew what I was getting into but needed the pay to survive.

Is there such thing as a proper IT career guidance counsellor?

I think I know the landscape of where I can go test wise quite well. For more interesting and future proofed work it would be to go full force into test automation, automation engineering, a dev-ops type role, or maybe even a developer role. I hate the idea of becoming a manager and I don't think a full time programming role is for me either. But outside of test, I really don't know what I can work towards.

And like I said, my skillset seems pretty all over the shop. In part because I find a lot of things interesting and go and down my own research/play about. In nearly all of these I have the basics down and no more:

Manual test experience and HP ALM/QC , Azure DevOps.
Python.
Bash scripting.
Unix system architecture.
Azure DevOps
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>> No. 14050 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 9:31 pm
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Thanks for your insight. To be honest a DevOps role is something I've had my eye on. Not just for the pay but because as said, my role as a (mostly) manual tester is rote by nature, boring and stagnant. Do you have any advice please for someone with my skillset (or lack thereof) in pursuing a devops career?

It feels incredibly daunting, but on places like reddit I'm seeing people 'go from qa to devops in a year' so it can't be impossible...
>> No. 14051 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 10:10 pm
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I can help with that; my job title is Head of DevOps for a big organisation.

1. Learn to script - python is great. You need to be able to automate almost anything you used to do on a command line. I can recommend educative.io

2. Do cloud stuff in your spare time. Get both the basic AWS and Azure accounts. Learn how to deploy a basic Windows and Linux server - then do it purely via code. You'll want to learn Terraform as it's almost an industry standard now, but Pulumi is also being strongly adopted. AWS is still way better than Azure and used in more companies, but in the beginning that matters less.

3. Learn how to build pipelines and run CI/CD toolchains - again, you can do this in Azure DevOps or AWS CodePipeline.

4. Learn to Docker and Kubernetes.
>> No. 14052 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 10:29 pm
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There's lucky that the other two of you work in incredibly relevant roles.

Thanks a lot for the help, really appreciate it. It feels good to have point 1, mostly, down already. I also have the AWS Cloud Practitioner although that's quite the meme cert I'm aware.

One question; I was told there is no such thing as a 'junior' dev-ops engineer, as the field itself requires a level of knowledge that a typical junior XYZ wouldn't have yet. Is that true? Or are there some forgiving entry level devops roles?
>> No. 14053 Anonymous
19th September 2021
Sunday 6:06 am
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>>14051
Just a tiny question: what's the diffrerence between sys admin, DevOps and SRE in your mind?
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19th September 2021
Sunday 6:42 am
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Version 0. System Administration
Version 1. DevOps
Version 2. DevSecOps
Version 3. Site Reliabilty Engineering

I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that SRE is a better practice than DevOps, because it is very well defined - there is an actual book and set of definitions - Google have done a superb job with it. There are huge overlap in the ideas - SRE is an instance of DevOps.

SRE solves some of the problems that people have conceptually when they encounter DevOps ideas for the first time. Most advanced technology organisations who have adopted DevOps principles have seen the issues around information security (and have therefore adopted a more DevSecOps mindset) and are rapidly moving toward SRE, because operationally it is better.

So to answer your question precisely - it's a progession and it's somewhat difficult to skip the stages. If you know nothing about the challenges around development and system administration, then you're unlikely to appreciate DevOps. If you haven't done DevOps, then you're unlikely to appreciate why you want to quickly get to DevSecOps. If you haven't seen any of these challenges in a production environment, then SRE will seem quite academic.

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>> No. 23980 Cockernay
10th April 2017
Monday 7:45 pm
/zoo/23980 Immigrant chans looking for a handout thread. Stickied

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>> No. 24007 Raoul
18th June 2017
Sunday 10:18 pm
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>>24005

Testes.
>> No. 24298 Britfag
17th September 2021
Friday 3:36 pm
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Balls
>> No. 24299 Cockernay
19th September 2021
Sunday 2:33 am
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>>24298
Buttery biscuit.
>> No. 24300 Fairy
19th September 2021
Sunday 5:02 am
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BOLLOCKS

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>> No. 5456 Anonymous
4th April 2014
Friday 3:02 am
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This was really good.
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>> No. 7342 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 7:04 am
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Machine of Death is a collection of 34 short stories based on the premise from an old Dinosaur Comics strip; there's a machine test which will tell you how you're going to die, but these have a habit of being ambiguous, e.g. the machine reading could say 'old age' and that could mean you get killed by an old person driving a car.

I came very close to giving up on this book because there is an awful lot of guff in the first 200 pages or so. I guess that is to be expected based on the demographics that will have been reading Dinosaur Comics ~15 years ago but, holy-freakin-eff, there is a lot of immature American brilliance to have to wade through. That said, I'm glad I persevered because the quality does pick up markedly before reading the halfway point.
>> No. 7343 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 10:07 pm
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Oh that's the one Yahtzee wrote a story for isn't it? Is it any good?
>> No. 7344 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 10:30 pm
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Yeah, that was one of the better ones. It reminded me of Charlie Brooker.

http://machineofdeath.net/ebook
>> No. 7345 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 10:51 pm
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Just read it. Characteristically silly ending.
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19th September 2021
Sunday 12:59 am
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Fuck Thomas Mann and fuck Germany. There's no humanity in this book, it's just a young insular man pattering about in a mountain health retreat getting browbeaten by an Giuseppe, a failed clergyman, some hoe and his doctor. Yes, you can certainly tell that the author stopped and came back to it at which point he shoved his mental diarrhea onto the pages and found a narcoleptic editor to approve it.

I make a point not to leave books unfinished so after 752 pages I assure you I will not be following Mann's advice to 'read it again' to get it.

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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. 31002 Anonymous
5th September 2021
Sunday 8:12 pm
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Eh, you seem to be someone who is playing into the charade in the knowledge that it is a charade, so not quite.

The sort of person I'm talking about would absolutely not post here, and has more going on than work, 4chan, and YT. The one person I have in mind is involved in tons of work-adjacent activities like teaching kids to code and whatnot, and even outside that is a #maker -- I guess it's a partial internalisation of Silicon Valley culture even though we're in the north of England. This person is not docile at all, and is the first to pipe up in work meetings to take extra work and the like on.

I think another thing for me is I cannot process a cheesy "I hope you're all having a great Wednesday! 🚀" message as anything other than a hollow meaningless platitude.

>>31000
>They're plugged into the Matrix, and they're blissfully unaware of how ugly it is outside.

Yes, I think they may just be sheltered. But I don't know that.
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5th September 2021
Sunday 10:14 pm
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Maybe they're just a wanker. When they were at school they were the teacher's pet, now they're at work they want to be the one with their nose furthest up the boss' arse. They have pledged their allegiance to The System in the hopes that The System will in turn reward them with a position of power and influence. Somewhere inside they will have their doubts I'm sure, but they choose to put that out of their mind and double down, because the alternative would be too much of a shake-up to their worldview.

I had an ex a lot like that anyway, so although I don't know this person you refer to, that's who I'm picturing. She was a Yank too so doubly susceptible to all that obnoxious positivity bullshit. She genuinely hated it whenever I'd get on one of my philosophical rants about questioning authority or social mores etc, and not in the sense that she disagreed with me, or disliked me for being part of the opposite political alignment; but simply because it scared her. She didn't like having to think about it.
>> No. 31011 Anonymous
17th September 2021
Friday 3:46 am
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Sometimes, I just feel like I've become totally disconnected.

It's like there used to be this vague thread of purpose or meaning that I was holding on to, like a life raft, as I drift along through the tides of life; never anything deep or profound, but just a sense that I was, at least, part of a journey. My friends and family were the other people hanging on to the raft, drifting alongside me, and although we didn't know where we were going, we were ultimately going somewhere.

Then at some point I just came adrift. It's like I accidentally let go during the night at some point, and got swept off into the currents on my own, no idea where I am or what's going on. It's not that I've lost contact, sure we haven't been able to see each other so much recently but things like that come and go, there are ups and downs. We still text and I still phone them to catch up and what have you. Instead, it feels like the bond is just eroding, we're all in different streams heading different directions.

Whenever I've got time off work now, I can honestly just sit there and waste the entire week (or however long) staring at the internet and procrastinating. I've got hobbies, I've got things to keep me busy, I just don't feel invested in them any more. I feel like most of them are just a pretence I was keeping up to appear interesting, in order to have some semblance of a personality that gave me a place and a purpose in the group. Without that they are all pointless. They're just more matches to blow out.

I've been through periods of depression before, I have always been pretty nihilistic about life being meaningless and what have you, but this is the first time I've really, genuinely felt this bored and disconnected form it all. I'm just trying to place why.

I feel like I have some sort of yearning to just dump my partner, cash out all the savings, and fuck off with some adventurous young maiden to live a totally different part of the country. New game, clean save file. The problem with that is that deep down I'm an awkward nerd who's nervous to go too far abroad on holiday, so that's really little other than an idle fantasy, and it would probably only make things a million times worse.

I don't know, but thanks for listening anyway.
>> No. 31012 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 1:12 pm
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This really deserves its own thread. I think a lot of people here, including myself, can relate to this.

For what it's worth, a period of upheaval can also be an opportunity to define yourself differently. You may feel adrift, but there's a very real chance you can "become" something else, lead a different kind of life, in the process.

My own minor rant today is: weekends just aren't fucking long enough to relax. It's 2pm on Saturday and I've done a bit of gardening, put away clothes, fed myself and the girlfriend two meals, read a chapter of a book... but I don't feel like I've done anything fun. More like, basic maintenance and sanity type stuff. I'm also miserable because I've got a bastard headache from working late last night.
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18th September 2021
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You know that Noam Chomsky thing about infintite posibilities within a set boundary? Well I feel that way about identity and my experience of existance in general - from the clothes we wear, the careers we choose and even the principles we live by. They seem to be different flavours of the same experience. Is one better than the other, or are we railroaded on some storyline mission with stealth, force and magic options that take us to the exact same destination?
There must be something better than this, though I'm reminded of the travellers saying "wherever you go you take yourself with you".

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>> No. 5175 Anonymous
10th May 2020
Sunday 11:00 pm
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I'm relatively new to weight training. How much would you need to lift to have a body similar to Mac's? I know the aim is to continually increase the amount you can lift but I've genuinely no idea when looking at various physiques how much they'd roughly be able to and it'd be nice to have a mental benchmark to be working towards.

Thanks, lads.
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>> No. 5481 Anonymous
6th September 2020
Sunday 1:25 am
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I knew his lot were around today. You can smell them if you've got the nose for it.
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24th August 2021
Tuesday 9:39 am
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I've started going to the gym since I got my second vaccination.

I used to be in alright shape in my twenties, but have neglected my body in recent years.

I've been trying to eat a caloric surplus to build muscle but I am getting mad night sweats as a result. Like I don't feel particularly warm at any point through the night, but I wake up to drenched pillows pretty consistently. If I eat based on my appetite I don't experience the sweats, so I'm pretty confident it's just due to the diet and not something else more sinister.

I'd like to stop this because it would be well awk if I have a girl sleeping in my bed and it happens.

Also I was eating that Bulk brand gainer but have recently switched over to Mutant Mass the latter being the most obnoxiously marketed protein I could find. Apparently the two shakes are pretty much identical in terms of nutritional content, but the Mutant Mass feels so much thinner. Why? I thought it was maybe that the Bulk one was using more fibre, but even this number is pretty consistent across the two products.
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24th August 2021
Tuesday 10:11 am
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>feels so much thinner
They didn't put as much thickening agent in.

Just eat more normal food, skinnylad.
>> No. 5899 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 2:46 pm
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My workout app rotates through focus areas (arm & shoulder, back & chest, abs, leg) each "session", so I was going to do one every weekday, maybe more than once if I have the time and energy.

But there's some crossover in the exercises it'll tell you to do. So I might end up doing renegade rows (for example) five days in a row. There's no guarantee of a rest day for that muscle until the weekend.

Would it be best to:
A) Continue doing a session every weekday, never mind the occasional repeats.
B) Only work out M/T/W but do the same session twice (or more) each day.
C) Only work out M/T/W but do more than one, different sessions following the app's rotation.
D) Other?

The added complication is that none of these are cardio or very hard on the legs so I've been alternating runs and weighted marches on week days, but if those both use too many of the same muscles it's probably not ideal.
>> No. 5900 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 3:44 pm
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>>5899

It strikes me as suboptimal to entrust your training to a workout app that randomises the exercise. If your goal is to grow muscle as efficiently as possible, it's really better to have some sort of structured programme with hypertrophy in mind.

It's okay to target muscles more than once per week (it happens with most compound movements), but unless you're really trying to focus on a skill (e.g. getting your bench press form right) doing the same exercise repeatedly in the same week has diminishing returns.

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>> No. 66065 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 4:52 pm
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Should convicted sex attackers be referred to as 'naughty'?
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>> No. 69078 Anonymous
18th June 2021
Friday 6:43 pm
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>Former Stoke-on-Trent councillor Randy Conteh appears in court charged with rape
https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/former-stoke-trent-councillor-randy-5546709

Normative determinism is a thing.
>> No. 69582 Ambulancelad
18th September 2021
Saturday 7:28 am
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Charlie Elphicke has been released from prison and The Mail are reporting his wife has taken him back. Reckon their separation was for show so she could take his seat?
>> No. 69583 Auntiefucker
18th September 2021
Saturday 1:39 pm
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>>69078

*nominative

But yes it is, I can attest because it's also the reason i'm a furfag.
>> No. 69584 Paedofag
18th September 2021
Saturday 2:21 pm
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Oh Rex Yifferson.
>> No. 69585 YubYub
18th September 2021
Saturday 2:24 pm
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Please call him by his proper name, Tory sex pest Charlie Elphicke.

If Natalie has taken Tory sex pest Charlie back then I wouldn't be surprised to see Tory sex pest Charlie making another run for the seat in future.

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>> No. 5022 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 1:18 pm
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How can you take the square-root of a vector?
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>> No. 5023 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 1:19 pm
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Think about a simple 2d vector in cartesian coordinates.

We can represent it as a contravariant vector as in (1) or a covariant vector as in (2).

But what if we split it equally between the covariant and contravariant bases as in (3)?

Is there any use for this in quantum physics or something?

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>> No. 18042 Anonymous
14th February 2019
Thursday 7:08 am
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Shamima Begum: Bring me home, says Bethnal Green girl who left to join Isis

On the day the caliphate suffered a mortal blow the teenage London bride of an Islamic State fighter lifted her veil. Her two infant children were dead; her husband in captivity. Nineteen years old, nine months pregnant, weak and exhausted from her escape across the desert, she nevertheless looked calm and spoke with a collected voice.

“I’m not the same silly little 15-year-old schoolgirl who ran away from Bethnal Green four years ago,” she told me. “And I don’t regret coming here.”

With those words and the act of lifting her niqab, a mystery ended. The girl sitting before me, alone in a teeming Syrian refugee camp of 39,000 people where she is registered as No 28850, was Shamima Begum, the only known survivor of the three schoolgirls from Bethnal Green Academy whose fate has been unknown at home since they fled Britain together in 2015 to join Islamic State.

Ms Begum may have reached comparative safety, yet she chastised herself for leaving the last Isis territory as Kurd forces, backed by the West, closed in.

“I was weak,” she told me of her flight from the battle in Baghuz, with something akin to remorse. “I could not endure the suffering and hardship that staying on the battlefield involved. But I was also frightened that the child I am about to give birth to would die like my other children if I stayed on. So I fled the caliphate. Now all I want to do is come home to Britain.”


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/shamima-begum-bring-me-home-says-bethnal-green-girl-who-fled-to-join-isis-hgvqw765d

Should someone who quite clearly doesn't regret going to join ISIS and is still sympathetic to their plight be allowed back in this country? Then again, she'd already been 'radicalised' by those closest to her in this country.
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>> No. 35337 Anonymous
17th September 2021
Friday 6:04 pm
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If he loves her then it wouldn't be a sham marriage.
>> No. 35338 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 12:32 am
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>>35337
What does love have to do with marriage?
>> No. 35339 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 12:39 am
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>>35338
It's the most important part of it.
>> No. 35340 Anonymous
18th September 2021
Saturday 12:44 am
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>>35338
That's like asking what does a horse have to do with a carriage.
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18th September 2021
Saturday 6:59 am
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>>35340
We have horseless carriages these days...

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>> No. 426868 Anonymous
16th May 2019
Thursday 5:49 pm
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Fitter when she was fat edition.

You know the drill lads. Here are a few helpful links in order to help you further your proficiency at dreaming, and hopefully elevate the quality of discussion about our nocturnal adventures:

https://www.dreammoods.com/dreamdictionary/

https://www.tuck.com/how-to-lucid-dream/

https://open.spotify.com/album/3zci9uc3JFKmKV3x0TcAKd
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>> No. 445751 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 9:45 am
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I woke up to the feeling of something crawling on my arm, which turned out to be a spider.
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19th August 2021
Thursday 5:28 pm
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I was selling some retro games to CEX, and the girl who served me was the typical mosher/goth/emo type, dyed purple hair, pale and spotty, heavy eyeliner. Anyway, I got £83 for my games which was alright, and then she asked if I was free in the evening. I met up with her after she finished work, and she said "you're either gonna cum up my arse, or I'll cum up yours", and I cheated on my gf with her.
>> No. 446057 Anonymous
9th September 2021
Thursday 9:23 am
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I was at my dentist's to have one or two cavities taken care of. He then suddenly handed me a written estimate that said it would cost over £10,000 which I had to pay myself. I said, "Oh you're having a fucking laugh!" and left.
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17th September 2021
Friday 11:30 pm
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Last night I had my first experience with sleep paralysis.
Must have just drifted off then woke up soon after but I couldn't move. The strange part was I could hear a noise, similar to music being played through earphones rather loud and it was getting closer.
Felt like 10 seconds before I could move and the noise suddenly went.
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18th September 2021
Saturday 5:26 am
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I keep having a dream that my girlfriend and I break up, she sleeps with someone else and then we get back together. It's happened so often I'm finding it hard to know for certain that this didn't happen, but I can't plausibly think when this would have happened.

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>> No. 446191 Anonymous
16th September 2021
Thursday 9:15 pm
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Had the pleasure of meeting Sir Clive Sinclair at a charity do once. He was surprisingly down to earth, and VERY funny.
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>> No. 446204 Anonymous
17th September 2021
Friday 2:09 am
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The ZX80 and ZX81 were steps along the way to Sinclair's goal of having a reasonably functional colour computer for under £100. The original ZX Spectrum was the result of that. Markedly better than the previous two, but still notably limited compared to others on the market. You can definitely see why Sugar went in. He had been building his business on the idea that cheap doesn't have to be crap, and the strides that Sinclair Research was making made it clear they were at some point going to be able to deliver something that fit that pattern in the home computer space, and that was borne out in the 1986 sale of those assets to Amstrad.

For the best part of three decades, Sir Clive really was years ahead of his time. Adjusted for inflation, that £100 price point is now £360, which is in the range of budget laptops.
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17th September 2021
Friday 2:27 am
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>the 1986 sale of those assets to Amstrad

I agree - there's a very strong link between Amstrad/Sugar and Sinclair at that time. I believe the Sinclair purchase actually taught Sugar a great deal about the technology market - a year later, he was producing very cheap word processors and very early PC clones, such as the one picture here, which is also the first PC I ever owned.
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17th September 2021
Friday 10:19 am
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>>446204

I guess you always get what you pay for. You can buy a cheap car, which will mean you will own a car, but just don't expect much for your limited amount of money.

You can always design products to a price point, and that was always a large part of Sugar's success. And it can help democratise the market for a product because you are making that type of product available to the masses who can't afford the more high-end variants. But in the end, it's not always a good idea to buy cheap, as a consumer. Even with a small budget.
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17th September 2021
Friday 1:43 pm
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I'd almost forgotten about the loading screens.
(For those of you not used to waiting, the game starts at 3:27)
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17th September 2021
Friday 4:07 pm
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>>446191
http://files.righto.com/calculator/sinclair_scientific_simulator.html

This is really good too - a working model of the original calculator, with code.

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>> No. 34765 Anonymous
21st July 2021
Wednesday 9:34 pm
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Priest at criminal’s funeral: The most disturbing liturgy I’ve attended

A parish priest has described the funeral for Dean Maguire, one of the three men killed in a road crash last week, as the ‘most disturbing liturgy I was ever at’.

Chaotic scenes, in which a small number of mourners for Dean Maguire, 29, blocked off roads and intimidated members of the public on the way to St Mary’s Priory church in Tallaght on Friday, have sparked widespread outrage.

Mr Maguire was killed, alongside his friends Graham Taylor, 31, and Carl Freeman, 26, when the car they were travelling in crashed into a truck on the N7. The men, who had over 200 convictions between them and were part of a notorious criminal gang, had been travelling purposely on the wrong side of the road to avoid being captured by gardaí.

During the funeral service for the father-of-two, friends of the ‘career criminal’ placed a torch and screwdriver as remembrance gifts beside his coffin. A professionally printed banner featuring his face on the altar also read: ‘You know the score, get on the floor, don’t be funny, show me the money.’


https://extra.ie/2021/07/20/news/irish-news/dean-maguire-funeral-priest

Mourners who made eulogies said Maguire would not be forgotten. “Sorry for the language, Father – rest in peace, you fucking legend,” said one woman.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/20/disturbing-liturgy-irish-burglar-dean-maguire-funeral
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>> No. 34772 Anonymous
22nd July 2021
Thursday 12:01 am
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Would be a laugh to keep messing with his grave every night to piss off the rest of them. Sounds like a fun hobby actually.
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22nd July 2021
Thursday 1:03 am
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I remember a period around 2011 where there was a marked increase in gypsy activity in my native Hull, particularly the North Hull Estate and Orchard Park areas. On one midnight drive, I was even stopped dead in my tracks as half a dozen horses ran out into the road in front of me playing with one another. This went on for several months, there seemed to be more and more young lads being pulled along on carriages made of bike wheels and park benches.

A few friends and I were heading out one day to go for a hike around west of the town, and I happened to attempt to take a road going past Cottingham Cemetery. The road was completely packed with people, parking their vehicles on both sides of the road, people's driveways, the pavement and grass, and heading towards the cemetery. It took a good five minutes to even meander the old 2002 Clio through the throng.

I learned from a mate the next day that some gypsy granddad had passed away, and relatives from all over the country had descended on the area for the funeral. I've had a google around and couldn't find any record of it, but I'd guess there were a thousand people there at least, from the busyness of the road and my passing glance into the cemetery on the drive past. It was pretty remarkable.

Pic from likely-distantly-related event.
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22nd July 2021
Thursday 1:20 am
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We had a similar thing last year near my work; a full procession of cars honking their horns, and teenagers on quadbikes, for nearly an hour, all driving past to mourn the passing of some similarly lovable rogues, and those weren't even gypsies as far as I know.
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17th September 2021
Friday 2:54 pm
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A significant decrease in burglaries in most Leinster counties is being attributed by senior gardaí to the deaths of three prolific criminals as well as a number of arrest operations.

The deaths of Tallaght criminals Graham Taylor (31), Karl Freeman (26) and Dean Maguire (29) made international headlines after the car they were travelling in collided head-on with a lorry as it drove the wrong way down the N7 near Rathcoole on the night of July 7. The three criminals who had over 200 previous convictions between them were main players in a gang who used the motorway network to carry out burglaries in rural areas.

Figures obtained by the Herald suggest there has been a major drop in this type of crime over recent weeks in most of the garda divisions where they were most active.


https://sundayworld.com/crime/irish-crime/decrease-in-leinster-burglaries-attributed-by-gardai-to-deaths-of-three-criminals-in-n7-crash-40858796.html

Proof, if it was needed, that society is so much better off when you remove the small number of habitual criminals.
>> No. 35332 Anonymous
17th September 2021
Friday 3:07 pm
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Yes but how do you remove them when the police are working for them?

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>> No. 14029 Anonymous
16th September 2021
Thursday 9:25 pm
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I am in the process for getting a new job. However, I'm scared that in my previous job I was dismissed due to poor attendance, and I don't want to put them as a reference as it wouldn't look good to the prospective employer that I was off for an extended period (all the time with doctor's notes, for a long term disability that my managers were aware of). Do I ask for a reference from a job further back, or does that look dodgy? Or do I say up front in the interview "I was off sick a lot because I was ill but now I'm not so don't worry"?
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16th September 2021
Thursday 10:33 pm
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In the current climate, employers in most fields are desperate for staff and can't afford to be picky. I think you're better off being straight rather than trying to hide anything - it won't come back to bite you in the arse, you probably don't want to work for someone who would discriminate on health grounds and there are loads of jobs going at the moment if it falls through.
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16th September 2021
Thursday 10:46 pm
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>all the time with doctor's notes, for a long term disability that my managers were aware of

I would still tell a prospective new employer. What else are you going to tell them that you did all day the last few years or however long you were at your old job. You didn't just play hooky, you had valid reasons to be off work. Even if they let you go. Honesty is still a currency at job interviews, at least if you can offer a reasonable explanation.

Do make sure to emphasize that your health problems are behind you now, and that it was really just some improbably bad luck that you were gone from your work repeatedly. Maybe even get a note from your doctor confirming that you're all better now.
>> No. 14032 Anonymous
17th September 2021
Friday 12:35 am
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> Do make sure to emphasize that your health problems are behind you now

I would lead with that when/if you bring it up. Something to the effect of "Though it is behind me now thanks to the fantastic treatmeant I received from XYZ, I was forced to take extended time off which I communicated to my managers at the time". Rephrase that, of course, but you get the gist. Depending on how competitive your field is you want to make sure that the person reading your CV (if it's a machine, then god help you) is forwarned of any red flags so they can contextualise them before they form an unfavourable opinion.

We (more or less) only hire people with a few years experience, and for those we only call on the references if they make extraordinary claims: "I worked in the maintenance crew for the Eiffel Tower and single-handedly dismantled and re-riveted the structure in under 6 hours while a team of painters did their thing to keep up".

But your mileage may vary by a country mile depending on your industry.
>> No. 14033 Anonymous
17th September 2021
Friday 12:58 am
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>if it's a machine, then god help you

I generally don't apply for jobs where HR think they can't even be arsed to have a human working out if you're a promising candidate. I know that that increasingly rules out a lot of major companies these days, but I've found that I am most comfortable working for smaller companies anyway, where people are a tight-knit group and aren't at the whim of management many levels of hierarchy above them. Smaller companies haven't quite adopted that technology yet in large numbers.

I applied for a job at a big tech service provider before the pandemic, and I got an e-mail telling me to call a number for a phone interview. Which turned out to be fully computerised. What the actual fuck. I hung up about four or five minutes in, after a few somewhat inane questions their computer saw fit to ask me, because if they can't find the time to talk to you on the phone in person, i.e. if no actual fucking human at their company can manage to take ten minutes out of their day to have a personal chat with you, then they aren't worth my time either.


Self sage for thread derailment.
>> No. 14034 Anonymous
17th September 2021
Friday 12:41 pm
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Don't you have a work mate? Give their details and let them act as your previous manager.

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>> No. 91877 Anonymous
27th December 2020
Sunday 6:56 pm
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>LIZ TRUSS: Equality should be for everyone - not just for the woke warrior's favoured few

>Growing up in Leeds in the 1980s and 1990s, I was struck by the lip service paid by politicians to equality while, in the real world, children from disadvantaged backgrounds were being let down. At my comprehensive school, we had lessons in racism and sexism, but there was too little effort ensuring everyone had a grasp of maths and English.

>Leeds City Council – run by Labour and where Jeremy Corbyn’s former campaign chief Jon Trickett cut his teeth as leader – opposed the introduction of school league tables and anything else that might help children from poor families do better in class. Leeds was not alone. Many other councils considered high standards in schools to be secondary to their political projects – or even worse, they treated such efforts to raise children’s horizons as elitist. And since then, I have witnessed the spread of misguided, wrong-headed, and ultimately destructive ideas, which, sadly, have become steadily more prevalent in many aspects of British life.

>Take, for example, Labour-run Birmingham City Council. It recently announced plans to give six new streets names such as Diversity Grove, Respect Way and Humanity Close. Do councillors really think that names alone pave the way to real change? Too many people have jumped on this woke bandwagon and lost sight of what most people want: a life in which they can live happily in a secure home, work in a good job and send their children to a decent school. Rather than engage with these priorities, the Left has been swept up by a warped ideology and all its bizarre obsessions. As a result, there is a misguided emphasis on policing our vocabulary so as not to offend, rather than policing our streets. And the woke brigade is angrier about the ‘sins’ of historical figures rather than trying to make a better life for those who live today.

>Their answers are to introduce quotas, diversity agendas and so-called ‘unconscious bias’ training. But these crudely treat people as part of groups rather than as individuals. What’s more, those who do not fit in their cultural box-ticking – for example the white working class – are, in effect, written off. And despite their stated intention to improve society, I am convinced that these dehumanising, disempowering and dysfunctional ideas do nothing in practice to make life fairer. Those behind this pernicious woke culture see everything in terms of societal power structures. To these zombies, truth and morality are merely relative.

>The great irony is that with this moral blindness, the Left has allowed insidious practices to threaten equality. For example, it has failed to defend the single-sex spaces that were won by the hard work of women over generations. It has allowed the spread of antisemitism. It has allowed the appalling grooming of young girls for sex by elder men in towns such as Rotherham. It is vital that things change. The way forward is to ignore the Left’s empty gesture politics and give people more control over their lives. Compared with very many other countries, we can be proud about how far society has developed. Britain is more colour-blind and less sexist than ever. That said, we cannot be complacent. Families, especially those living beyond the South East, face serious hardships. Equality should be for everyone, not just for those groups that the Left deems fashionably worthy of such attention.

>What we don’t need is the type of patronising feminism symbolised by Harriet Harman’s notorious ‘pink bus’, which was driven around the country during the 2015 General Election campaign. It often repelled the female voters it was meant to woo. Let us not listen to a party that claims to champion women but which has never elected a female leader. The reason the Tory Party has had two female leaders and now has the largest ever number of people from ethnic-minority backgrounds in Cabinet is not because of positive discrimination, but down to positive empowerment.

>This Government was elected to level up the country – to fix the scourge of geographic inequality and ensure equal opportunity for all. This will not be achieved through identity politics, virtue-signalling or any other kind of right-on posturing. It can only be done if politicians are in touch with the real issues people face in their daily lives. This is a task already under way in government. The Treasury has made it crystal clear that it will assess all future big spending projects in order to guarantee that Ministers spread investment across Britain as part of our policy to level up the whole country.
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>> No. 94567 Anonymous
16th September 2021
Thursday 1:56 pm
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Personally I'm very sanguine about noted rational person Dominic Raab being made Justice Minister a day after Borison Johnson proundly joked that the UK is becoming the "Saudi Arabia of penal policy", to an audience of Tory donors.
>> No. 94568 Anonymous
16th September 2021
Thursday 6:40 pm
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The right has always strove to create caricatures of what a "leftist" is like and by and large it works.
There is a minority on the left who do stupid things and make stupid choices but the public has by and large been successfully convinced that these people are the mainstream left.
Liz complains that the left are crudely treating people as groups, doing so crudely treating the left as a group.
>> No. 94569 Anonymous
16th September 2021
Thursday 10:07 pm
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>This happens repeatedly with anyone that tries to bring up the issue of class too close to the centers of power

ARE Liz done it in the OP.

>>94568
>There is a minority on the left who do stupid things and make stupid choices

I think you're being a bit disingenuous here. It's a sizeable minority at minimum within political parties (or embracing extremism) that you wouldn't want to be cornered in a pub by and when you have a minority of very determined people in power there's no limit to doing stupid things and making stupid choices.

Call it the decline of mass politics if you want. One that I think everyone accepts has been especially traumatic to the left following deindustrialisation.
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17th September 2021
Friday 8:02 am
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>ARE Liz done it in the OP.

She gets tantalisingly close, but carefully skirts the issue. If you pay attention, it's the same old social mobility rhetoric that doesn't recognise any real economic inequalities. Children from disadvantaged backgrounds were being let down, yes, but why? Generations of inequality exacerbated by neoliberal economics? Increasingly precarious work for their parents? Completely different league tables for schools? No, they were just focusing too much on racism and sexism, and didn't have enough lessons in maths and English.

She mentions geographic inequality, but what does that mean if you don't recognise some regions have less money than others? She explicitly says equal opportunity, rather than equality of outcome. She also makes the point to repeat the smear of antisemitism about the only recent version of the left to recognise class, Corbyn's Labour.

This is just posturing against the "woke" enemy that the right themselves have constructed, trying to assuage a working class with vague niceties and score a few points without actually mentioning anything concrete.
>> No. 94574 Anonymous
17th September 2021
Friday 8:06 am
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>Call it the decline of mass politics if you want. One that I think everyone accepts has been especially traumatic to the left following deindustrialisation.

Sorry mate, but have you been asleep the past few decades? Deindustrialisation could have been handled multiple ways, but we chose to outdo Reagan on Reaganomics and utterly destroyed our trade unions. This has broken the back of the organisations which the left was centred around. It was a power grab for the right, a pattern that repeated itself throughout the 20th and 19th centuries as soon as "mass politics" threatened to gain any relevance at all.

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>> No. 21124 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 6:15 pm
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>ITV News presenter Alastair Stewart is stepping down from his role following what ITN called "errors of judgment in Alastair's use of social media".

>In a statement, the veteran broadcaster, 67, said: "It was a misjudgement which I regret." ITN said he had breached editorial guidelines, but did not elaborate on the reasons for his departure.

>The newsreader's Twitter account has now been deactivated.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51300799

What's he done? He's either offended some group or been caught trying to shag a young lass.
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>> No. 35307 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 7:42 pm
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The only thing I'd really heard about it was people telling Are Nice he can't celebrate her success because he once said he wouldn't want to have a group of Romanian men move in next door.
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16th September 2021
Thursday 7:53 pm
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Rupert Murdoch’s News UK has announced plans to launch a national television station called talkTV, which will be a rival to the floundering rightwing channel GB News and provide a platform for the return of Piers Morgan.

In a U-turn after similar plans were cancelled this year, News UK said it would hire “exceptional talent” for the station. Bosses believe Morgan fits in that category and is the biggest name to have signed up to the project.


https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/sep/16/piers-morgan-hired-to-launch-rupert-murdoch-tv-station-talktv
>> No. 35328 Anonymous
16th September 2021
Thursday 8:15 pm
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>>35327
I don't see how this can possibly work. If it was a good idea, GB News would have done better. Sure, they've had bloopers due to incompetent staff behind the scenes, but BBC News can't spell or done grammer rite in countless onscreen messages and updates, and nobody cares about that. GB News faced boycotts from advertisers; won't talkTV have that too?

And why can't we just have a generic highly-oppositional news channel? Have a few anti-woke stories, but also get ISIS warriors and communists and inc*ls. Let's oppose gay marriage but support sex changes for children. How would that not be exciting? I'm onto a winner here; I guarantee it.
>> No. 35329 Anonymous
16th September 2021
Thursday 11:41 pm
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>>35328
>I don't see how this can possibly work.

Totally agree - it would be like launching a new physical newspaper. But then, Murdoch has money to burn, so maybe we should let him.
>> No. 35330 Anonymous
16th September 2021
Thursday 11:52 pm
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>>35328

Remember Squarials? Murdoch does. He murdered it, with great big barrowloads of newspaper money and a Luxembourgish satellite.

whiteline

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