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>> No. 441558 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 8:46 pm
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New midweek thread: chip butty edition.

Is it even midweek? The days have all blurred into one and lost all sense of meaning.
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>> No. 441712 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 3:49 pm
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Cabin fever is definitely setting in. I've just had a Teams call with someone I work with, who is unattractive by just about every objective metric there is but because she's obese she also has massive tits. I think it must have been the camera angle accentuating them, but I could feel a stirring in my loins. I don't think I've ever even checked out her tits before because she's a gargoyle.
>> No. 441713 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 6:54 pm
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Our Teams calls are usually with about six other people, and one of them also has pretty big boobs, but she's really fit too. I sometimes just catch myself staring at her for minutes, safe in the knowledge that she'll have no idea that I am, but hoping that I won't be doing it when all this corona nonsense is over and we go back to our usual day to day office jobs.
>> No. 441714 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 7:01 pm
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Ah mate, Teams has a new set-up screen where you can see yourself and check sound when you click join. You have to click join again to get into the call.
>> No. 441715 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 10:02 pm
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I just had a fuck off greasy chowmein with oovercooked crispy chicken balls. Full of salt, fuckers forgot the sweet and sour sauce, now i feel sick as a pig. My pores seep oil.
>> No. 441716 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 7:02 pm
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You're making me hungry.


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>> No. 91916 Anonymous
15th January 2021
Friday 1:42 pm
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Has there been one single actual advantage of Brexit yet?
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>> No. 92010 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 10:43 am
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What's stopping you now? Twitch hasn't hit its peak yet.
>> No. 92011 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 2:07 pm
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Swindon closing is more about import tariffs being scrapped on cars built in Asia than Brexit
>> No. 92012 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 2:13 pm
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The opt out clause of the “working time directive” made it meaningless to the lower end of the job market, during the initial interview you would be asked 'would you be prepared to sign the opt out ' with the implication quite clear, say no and kablam your 'not suitable' for reasons
>> No. 92013 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 4:07 pm
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In most companies I've worked at, I was able to simply not sign the opt-out, but one particularly scummy place wrote the opt-out into the contract and stated that you could opt-in on three months' written notice.

tl;dr capitalists are cunts.
>> No. 92014 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 6:50 pm
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For me it's paradoxical that back when I was given the opt-out I worked 9-5 and then fucked off. Now that I'm in an established job where it's never in the contract I probably do work in excess of 48 hours some weeks just because the place would fall apart if I didn't.

Managers and specialists of the world, unite! The workers will be lost without their chains!


>> No. 30345 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 12:37 pm
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This is something of a meta-thread, though the topic is of some personal relevance to me as well.

I've been increasingly led to the thought that Asperger's and autism spectrum conditions are tremendously overdiagnosed. Without even going into the conversation about whether it's a useful set of characteristics to label, if there are physiological markers, etc., I think even according to existing criteria many people are mistakenly lumped under the category for reasons that are more properly related to increased chronic stress and anxiety, as well as more intense emotional isolation than ever.

Do you lads have any thoughts on this?
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>> No. 30346 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 4:47 pm
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Agreed. At the high-functioning end, loads of people self-diagnose as autistic just because they're a bit socially awkward. Not knowing what to say at parties is not a medical condition, we've just been conditioned by the media to believe that everyone is extroverted and quick-witted. You're not autistic, you're just a bit of a berk.

At the low-functioning end, a lot of people who would have previously been diagnosed as learning disabled are being diagnosed as autistic, probably out of some impulse towards false hope. There are autistic geniuses, but there are no learning disabled geniuses; pretending that your kid has autism allows you to overlook the fact that they have an IQ of 55. There might one day be a cure for autism, but there's no cure for being terminally thick.

There was a big wave of badly-raised chav kids with a bit of foetal alcohol syndrome being misdiagnosed with autism, but now they're usually misdiagnosed with ADHD, ODD or PDD-NOS.
>> No. 30347 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 6:44 pm
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High-functioning autistic people are a special bunch who can often learn to live with their condition and have successful lives and careers, if they're raised in the right way.

What seems to happen very often now is that instead of being pushed into situations that are difficult and stressful for them, giving them the chance to learn how to cope and thrive, many more kids are being wrapped in cotton wool and so denied the chance to learn.

I'm definitely at least a borderline case myself, I was never diagnosed but very much mothered too much which allowed me to get by for too long without developing better social skills and self reliance, but at 18 I left home and made my own way and that set me back on the right course.

The problem is that if you tell people nowadays that kids with autism just need to be kicked out into the world, you get people screaming "ableist" at you, but that's completely missing the point. High functioning autists aren't disabled they just think differently and arguably better in many ways, but they need to learn how to interact with a world full of normals to reach their potential and you can't book learn those skills.


>> 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. 30483 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 4:59 pm
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But Junior was around the same age as Livia, and he was certainly not dismissed or mistreated due to his advanced yesrs.
>> No. 30484 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 5:59 pm
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Stop posting spoilers you bellends, I want to watch that some day.
>> No. 30485 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 6:02 pm
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It's twenty years old.
>> No. 30486 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 6:21 pm
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And if you'll be a dear and clam up, I can enjoy the anticipation for another twenty.
>> No. 30487 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 6:25 pm
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The ducks fly away.


>> 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. 31374 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 9:55 pm
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>>31373 All LCD panels have a slight tendency to burn in, especially when cold. It'll clear itself if you haven't left it parked for years, and even then, things like icon bars rarely burn in that hard. Don't poke at it or anything else fuckwitted.
>> No. 31375 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 4:48 pm
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There's a recent tendency for one or more posters to keep fucking up the [i]tags[i/], I don't know whether it's just more visible because post deletion is broken but it's starting to grate.
>> No. 31376 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 5:59 pm
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It's probably me being autistic but I'm noticing a lot of incorrectly punctuated or unpunctuated comments recently.

I don't know why it gets me - the vast majority of instant messages I send don't have a trailling full stop but it feels wrong to see a post without a full stop (or other closing punctuation mark) on here.
>> No. 31377 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 6:23 pm
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It seems unfair to be as heavy-handed as usual for that while the delete button isn't working for everyone.
>> No. 31378 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 6:25 pm
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I sometimes have to post and delete a post 2 or 3 times before it's vaguely up to scratch so yeah not being able to delete is gonna make it difficult.


>> No. 9430 Anonymous
26th January 2016
Tuesday 10:09 pm
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Huddersfield charity shop finally says goodbye to a shutter which lasted 26 years

That's it. That's literally it. A charity shop has replaced one of its roller shutters after having the same one for 26 years. It's all go in Huddersfield.

I challenge you lads to find a more pointless news story than this.
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>> No. 30113 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 1:26 pm
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'Human foot' in Gateshead field turns out to be potato
>> No. 30450 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 12:13 pm
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>> No. 30451 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 12:26 pm
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If someone had told me that the "image macros" on stupid imageboards in the mid-2000s would be discussed by Piers Morgan on a light entertainment show as though it matters in any sense, I think I would have started planning to take down internet service providers and plotting a Luddite revolution.
>> No. 30462 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 6:17 pm
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It's not too late, JC.
>> No. 30464 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 10:21 pm
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Apparently one of them is sick to death of the banter and can't take it anymore. Care to guess which one it is?


>> No. 23364 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 1:13 pm
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Let's get all femanista for a bit, lads. I was just scrolling down the list of IMDb's Top 250 - which are still all excellent films - and I was struck by just how male the list is. You have to go all the way down to The Silence of the Lambs before you get a lone female protagonist, and even then more people remember that film for Anthony Hopkins than Jodie Foster.

So I want to broaden my horizons - what are your favourite films about and starring women? I'm talking about ones that are mainly women in the cast - don't just say the Alien films.

For instance I liked The Help. I found Little Women mediocre, though.
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>> No. 23447 Anonymous
10th December 2020
Thursday 6:49 pm
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I'm loving the entertainment nuggets per hour system of grading entertainment.

But what about suspense scenes? They become less suspenseful at speed. And what of action scenes? They move often move too quickly to really appreciate what's happening.

I guess you need to incorporate variable rate x E in your calculations. Maybe we can make a proposal to Netflix about constructing a variable video speed controller that adjusts videos to the optimum speed for a viewer for any given moment based on level of enjoyment from previous videos watched.
>> No. 23448 Anonymous
10th December 2020
Thursday 10:12 pm
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I find drama/comedy/entertainment in general just doesn't work sped up for me. (If it's so badly directed or edited that I need to change the speed, it's rubbish that's not worth watching to begin with)

But factual stuff, product reviews, etc. on youtube I'm regularly speeding things up, to around 1.25 to 1.75x depending on what sort of thing is going on and how fast the person is speaking.
I struggle with 2x speed, really just because of the audio quality making it to much effort to listen to.
>> No. 23503 Anonymous
17th January 2021
Sunday 1:55 pm
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OP here, I saw Three Billboards the other day. It's a very good film, but I as I suspected I certainly wouldn't include it in this thread. The protagonist is a woman but all the principal supporting characters are men, as might be expected when it's about a woman's relationship with the police. Rockwell, Harrelson, Dinklage - it's a very male film.
>> No. 23504 Anonymous
17th January 2021
Sunday 2:53 pm
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What speed did you watch it at though?
>> No. 23505 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 9:25 pm
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What an odd conclusion to come to from watching half an episode. It is actually nothing like that.I personally enjoyed it, though it is oddly paced. It's worth a watch imo and better than most stuff I've seen from Netflix.

HOWEVER, if you're going to watch one thing on Netty, then I'd recommend Unabomber. It's a really addictive show about a good-guy obsessive trying to profile the Unabomber from his cryptic letters and actions. Really watchable.


>> No. 29826 Anonymous
6th January 2021
Wednesday 11:25 pm
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So what's all this about Americans rioting then? How come there's no American SWP representatives hanging around?
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>> No. 30448 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 11:22 am
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>> No. 30449 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 11:52 am
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Jefferson was quite adamant actually that all revolts are good things and made this clear following the Shay Rebellion. You can broadly summarise his thinking as 'the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.' As American commoners will but he leaves no real illusion:

>The American founding argument that you have misrepresented was "we have no representation" you can't apply it to a free and fair election.

It's no taxation without representation - a carry over from the English Civil War. It's also much more convoluted covering other factors that American propaganda papers over such as geographic sentiments that an island shouldn't rule a continent.

I'm really not sure how deep you want to go on this. The best approach to understand the American psyche is probably the writing of Adam Smith speaking of the detrimental role state monopolies played in the era (in particular the East India Company which caused the whole mess with bailouts etc.) and the idea that Parliament should maybe move to North America.

I wonder what they're doing now.
>> No. 30454 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 1:27 pm
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>The tipster "also claimed to have spoken to friends of Williams, who showed (the tipster) a video of Williams taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Speaker Pelosi's office," the affidavit says. The tipster "stated that Williams intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia's foreign intelligence service."

The Russians probably already obtained all that information with their recent cyber attacks on the U.S., so I doubt they'd be interested.

Also though, that's treason and/or espionage. Wikipedia says that as a federal offence in the U.S., it can even carry a death sentence.
>> No. 30455 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 1:29 pm
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As various infosec types have pointed out, the network in the capitol was never well hardened to begin with, anyone who wants has been in there for a long time.
Doesn't mean the guy knew that.
>> No. 30463 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 8:30 pm
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>Doesn't mean the guy knew that.

He did have balls of steel, if that story tracks. Or he was just incredibly dumb, depending on your view point. Breaking into a government building and causing disarray is one thing. But nicking a government official's laptop and attempting to sell its contents to a less-than-friendly foreign country is quite another.

Probably thought he was some sort of poor man's James Bond.


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

Welcome to the motor one. In an attempt to actually get people to post in it, tell me about the car you really want and could feasibly afford. Right now I'm really thinking a lot about a big square 80s Merc as we've been talking about them. Even a Lada would be fun as fuck.
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>> No. 4502 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 9:15 pm
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That's a fine looking vehicle for the money.
>> No. 4503 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 1:24 am
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I've lately become a little bit fascinated with really old cars.

It's interesting to see sow much has changed and yet how much remains the same, and I always find it a little bit enchanting when pre-WW2 tech and machinery is still serviceable and usable today. It feels like it comes from an altogether different era of history.
>> No. 4539 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 1:14 pm
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I'm afraid my Meriva has sensed my thoughts about its 'spongy' steering and decided to throw one of them EPS failures at me.

Luckily it's only popped up when I was parking at work this morning, and hadn't decided to spontaneously fix itself when it came to going home so I had a very invigorating drive home. Works the muscles.

Now I'm not sure what to do. I know Merivas have EPS problems as a matter of inevitability but I can't say I've had any prior issues with it, and I'm not sure if the previous owners did either. Most people describe it as being intermittent but mine just seems to have fucking given up completely, I start the car and the EPS light is either already illuminated or the steering wheel will have a spasm then turn off the EPS to save itself.

Main problem with this is that it's expensive to fix and I have no money (that I want to spend on a car). I also like my slow, ugly schoolrun car and wasn't planning on ditching it any time soon as I only do a few thousand miles a year.
>> No. 4540 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 1:31 pm
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You could stick it up for sale for very slightly cheaper than one with working EPS and hope for the best, people with the inclination to do their own work might see it as a decent investment. It's a long shot but you lose nothing by popping an ad on gumtree really.

Other than that there's not much you can do - pull the EPS fuse and the car will continue to operate without power steering quite happily, though it's probably not the most pleasant ways to drive around.
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18th January 2021
Monday 7:04 pm
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I drove my old car with dead power steering for a full year and a half before I flogged it. I eventually got used to it, and whenever I'd get in someone else's car and eventually my new new car, it felt like driving a light and weightless cloud. I think it was actually giving my arms a bit of a workout too, I had slightly better muscle definition that's gone away since.


>> ID: 7389f1 No. 13515 Anonymous
10th December 2015
Thursday 8:44 pm

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Ban appeals, supplication and fry-ups.
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>> ID: 21541b No. 15669 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 3:10 pm

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What a bizarre equivalence. Next you'll be saying all bans are unnecessary and that if you ban someone you're just as bad as the person being banned. Some shitposters simply cannot be reformed.

Capital punishment is the only way to keep us safe from seppos. It's the only language they understand.
>> ID: 99a328 No. 15670 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 4:36 pm

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The amount of times I've been caught in blast of rampant 'everyone who disagrees with me is samefagging' perm bans is shocking so you'll excuse if I am not sold that the ends justify the means.
>> ID: bb7c62 No. 15671 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 4:47 pm

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And yet, here you are posting.
>> ID: f208f0 No. 15672 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 4:53 pm

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It's quicker and easier to permaban than work out the ban length you want.
>> ID: 6d94c8 No. 15673 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 5:02 pm

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I thought all you red names were mods.


>> No. 11742 Anonymous
3rd May 2019
Friday 6:12 pm
/beat/11742 What you feeling right now? Part V: Bach it up
Time for a new thread.
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>> No. 12651 Anonymous
15th January 2021
Friday 1:42 am
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Nothing happens at all.
>> No. 12652 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 11:26 am
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The films are shit, but this is stuck in my head.
>> No. 12653 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 12:05 pm
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Ugh? This version? Even the thumbnail has caught him at 100% prick.
>> No. 12654 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 12:19 pm
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I think the guitars make it sound better than the Elsa version.
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18th January 2021
Monday 1:24 pm
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My new favourite cover version.


>> 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. 14089 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 2:11 am
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Not horrendous, although I wouldn't get it again as a full meal like it claims to be, it feels like something you'd have 3 of 4 bites of as a small garnish.

My house smelt like dirty drain water for hours after, as well.
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18th January 2021
Monday 6:19 am
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What is it?
>> No. 14091 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 10:09 am
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Cabbage/sauerkraut stew with mushroom. It was a lot cabbagier and less stew-y than I expected.
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18th January 2021
Monday 10:29 am
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>My house smelt like dirty drain water for hours after, as well.
>a lot cabbagier

I bet it smells like a bus full of Geography Teachers now, heh
>> No. 14093 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 10:42 am
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You usually eat that sort of thing with a serving of potato.


>> 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.


I like birds but starlings are a massive noisy pain in the arse.
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>> No. 441704 Anonymous
17th January 2021
Sunday 3:01 pm
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Just replaced the microswitches on my mouse with Japanese Omrons. 10/10, would recommend.
>> No. 441708 Anonymous
17th January 2021
Sunday 9:14 pm
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I unironically enjoyed parts of that. There's a part bout 20mins in that slaps
>> No. 441709 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 12:28 am
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God, I miss girls. With their dead small hands and all the mad hairstyles they'd have, long, short, curly; it was grand.
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18th January 2021
Monday 12:29 am
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That is actually hilarious. I could only watch five minutes before jump-skipping ahead and realising there were no women involved; later on when it switches in to shirts/tapps off mode, you realise it's the gayest thing you've ever seen.

I also, loved the Mitsubishi reference.
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18th January 2021
Monday 8:57 am
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>> No. 4996 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 10:42 pm
/fat/4996 Quitting Smoking
I'm going to attempt to quit smoking and was wondering if any of you had tips or experiences to share? We did have a thread a few years back but it seems to have disappeared from the catalogue, though from what I remember Allen Carr's book was highly recommended.

My stats if they help put things into context:
7 a day on weekdays, 4 on weekends. 9 years of smoking.

The discrepancy on the weekdays is that I have a work routine of smoking during my breaks. There's a question there of what I'm supposed to do if I'm not smoking.
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>> No. 5584 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 2:04 am
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I've never been an addict but found that having a 0mg vape stopped me from buying a pack when drunk or bumming cigs off people outside pubs. It's an excuse to go outside and puff but without the nicky hit. Maybe that'll help by still allowing you to go outside for a bit?
>> No. 5585 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 8:37 am
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That's an interesting hypothetical. If there were a magical alcohol-free scotch that tasted exactly the same, would I drink it?

If it tasted exactly the same, as in, somehow had the alcoholic taste without the other effects like Star Trek synthehol, if anything I would probably drink much more.

I've always liked the idea of having a ritualistic nightcap, but I am an absolute lightweight and would feel awful.
>> No. 5586 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 10:30 am
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You don't want a night cap. It is just a normalisation of alcoholism. Doctors say it actually disrupts the REM cycle, those doctors apparently undervalue what a disruptive fucker acute withdrawal is to sleep.
>> No. 5587 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 12:34 pm
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I don't doubt your sincerity in liking it, but the post that provoked my stance was this >>5562 and doubt they were being anything other than pretentious.
>> No. 5590 Anonymous
17th January 2021
Sunday 3:41 pm
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Two weeks later and I can report that I'm noticeably eating more but also that I've become much more popular on dating apps. The latter is as useful as a chocolate teapot at the moment but it's nice to learn that was the only thing holding me back. Unless Big-Aubergine boosts your profile when you quit.

What's worked for me is keeping score of the days and not wanting to break the streak. Last night I saw a couple smoking cigarettes and calmed the urge to go buy a pack by noting that I was near the two-week mark. Also drumstick squashies taste like shit now that I've stopped smoking.


>> No. 66854 Billbob
4th October 2020
Sunday 7:32 pm
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What exactly *is* a Laurence Fox?
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>> No. 67853 Crabkiller
16th January 2021
Saturday 10:49 pm
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>> No. 67854 Billbob
16th January 2021
Saturday 11:57 pm
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Careful you don't commit any hatecrimes - he doesn't have to wear one because he has 'anxiety'. All this attention must be hell.
>> No. 67855 R4GE
17th January 2021
Sunday 11:53 am
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The thinking man's racist.
>> No. 67856 Samefag
17th January 2021
Sunday 1:15 pm
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Well, simple answer is, he's a wanker innit
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17th January 2021
Sunday 2:22 pm
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I find the way you are trivialising poor laurence's anxiety to be quite ableist. Do better lad.


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>> No. 23449 Anonymous
16th December 2020
Wednesday 11:00 pm
/v/23449 What are you watching right now?
I suppose we need a /v/ equivalent of the /e/ and /beat/ threads.

I've started watching Life on Mars again, but this time in HD on Netflix, and have only just realised it was filmed on... film. That or transferred to film and re-digitised for Netflix. The version Netflix has is absolutely covered in dust marks.
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>> No. 23498 Anonymous
16th January 2021
Saturday 1:43 pm
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I've never seen a star war so I don't know.

There's a line at the beginning, though:
>"If you're so magic, why can't you fix my leg?"
"Then you'd be able to get a young boyfriend"

Also, the "handsome man" he's revealed to be is still about 30.
>> No. 23499 Anonymous
16th January 2021
Saturday 6:00 pm
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Amidala was meant to be young teens too in the first one wasn't she?

Mind you I suppose it's tradition after the twincest in the originals.
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16th January 2021
Saturday 6:15 pm
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Amidala didn't kidnap Anakin and spend a decade grooming him to become the king of Naboo, in fairness. Indeed from what I recall the two basically seemed incompatible in every way and she was simply the first woman Anakin had seen who wasn't his mum. Why do you think C3PO was so heavily queer coded? Because that robot was literally coded queer. Think about it.
>> No. 23501 Anonymous
16th January 2021
Saturday 6:43 pm
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I'm intrigued by your theory of the prequal trilogy being the story of Anakin's repressed homosexuality and his lashing out at the world. The dots all join up so well from the monastic anti-sexual repression of the Jedi to Palpatine being a bit of a noncey old man.

As for the Twilight Zone episode I just put it down to being a bad episode. There's different attitudes of the time at work but you can also see reflections of classic fairytale themes involving Prince Charming rescuing the Cinderella - and which young girls probably like (not that I would know of course). It might've been a stronger story if the original draft was in a half-hour format as I suspect what we have is two half-formed ideas stuck together.
>> No. 23502 Anonymous
17th January 2021
Sunday 1:49 pm
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>spend a decade grooming him
Neither of which is implied in the plot summary, if you read the same one I did. Maybe you just wish there was noncery in it because that's what they were all like back then. Only a matter of time before fuckin' Rod Serling is exposed as worse than Jim'll eh.


>> No. 67702 Anonymous
15th December 2020
Tuesday 7:23 am
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Why is it you only see mini babybel in shops and not proper size babybel?
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>> No. 67708 Paedofag
15th December 2020
Tuesday 12:55 pm
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Fuck Mini Babybels.
>> No. 67711 YubYub
15th December 2020
Tuesday 9:16 pm
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Do you really want large daddy bell to peel off his red waxy coat and reveal his smelly cheese to you?
>> No. 67713 Billbob
16th December 2020
Wednesday 2:54 am
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Flash me, Daddy. I want that big yellow curd in my mouth.
>> No. 67780 Are Moaty
6th January 2021
Wednesday 12:04 pm
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They've changed babybel recently. It's like they've inflated them. They're larger but a lot less dense.
>> No. 67858 Billbob
17th January 2021
Sunday 1:19 pm
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will o' tha people innit


>> No. 62754 Ambulancelad
20th March 2019
Wednesday 10:47 pm
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>A neo-Nazi terror suspect entered a "Miss Hitler" beauty contest in a bid to attract new members to a far-right extremist group, a court has heard. Alice Cutter is alleged to have won the competition organised by National Action after taking on the nickname Buchenwald Princess in reference to the Nazi death camp.

To be fair, I'd have voted for her. I'd preserve the future of the white race with her, IYKWIM.
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>> No. 67799 Are Moaty
12th January 2021
Tuesday 9:45 am
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>> No. 67800 Anonymous
12th January 2021
Tuesday 10:36 am
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>> No. 67801 Anonymous
12th January 2021
Tuesday 11:23 am
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Dhamok and Jilad at Tinagra.
>> No. 67802 R4GE
12th January 2021
Tuesday 2:00 pm
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Shaka, when the walls fell.
>> No. 67857 Ambulancelad
17th January 2021
Sunday 1:17 pm
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i'd smash that fash, lad


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

I had a nice image, but brian isn't playing ball today. It's a list of different (very broad) types of income:
1 Earner income : work a job
2 Profit income : buy and sell
3 Interest income: lending money
4 Dividend income: owning stock
5 Rental income: renting out property
6 Capital gains : assets increase in value
7 Royalties: others use your work
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>> No. 8217 Anonymous
15th January 2021
Friday 10:38 pm
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No judgement, I'm in the dangerous position of knowing a little bit but not a lot. There's no doubt my portfolio would be better off had I just followed the top post on WSB every week. If their polls of holdings are to be believed, they're basically a decentralised hedge fund at this point, and playing their own game. I don't know what the industrylads think about it, but I like it, it feels new.
>> No. 8218 Anonymous
15th January 2021
Friday 10:55 pm
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My take is that most of the trading that happens is algorithmic (like in Flash Boys) and conforms to certain specific patterns based on stock movement with little consideration of things that are happening in the real world regarding companies.

Large hedge funds manipulate markets to suit themselves by throwing their weight behind trades. These people usually have boomer mindset and it's most apparent when shorting companies to try and acquire them at less than fair market value.

Trading has become more accessible to poor people via things like RobinHood and although individual behaviour isn't enough to move markets, collective behaviour can be influential.

Young professional traders are frustrated because they understand the flaws in the market and can see how the whales manipulate it, but are unable to do anything about it. see Byron the Bulb from Gravity's Rainbow If they post on the other place they can recruit sufficient numbers of people to achieve the kind of 'Open Source Hedge Fund' phenomenon you mention.

Most of the successful investment of recent decades has operated on a kind of Rentier Capitalism or Capturing Value kind of paradigm, whereas a lot of the tech stocks that have flourished recently are creating new tech and new markets creating a potential future space for growth.

I can't figure out how much of the current sitch is Speculative Bubble and how much is actual New Paradigm, but I will continue to gamble my beer money on markets for as long as Pubs, Restaurants and Cinemas are closed.
>> No. 8221 Anonymous
16th January 2021
Saturday 11:41 pm
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>I'm going to shock everyone here by admitting I don't have a pension myself (I'm incredibly pessimistic about the mid future and I'm absolutely certain almost no one under 40 is going to live long enough to receive the state pension if it even exists in 45 years time)

...and? What's that got to do with building a personal pension? Surely that's an incentive to do more about it?
>> No. 8222 Anonymous
16th January 2021
Saturday 11:49 pm
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>, so they'll they have to sell their investment and reinvest it every time it goes up to benefit from compounding

Pardon me?
>> No. 8223 Anonymous
17th January 2021
Sunday 12:09 am
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I've been having similar thoughts myself although I keep having a horrible pessimism from the potential for manipulation either deliberate or because of spectacle. That and the story of the senior Kennedy knowing a crash was imminent because a shoeshine boy tried giving him stock tips.

Oh well, may as well enjoy the roaring '20s while they're here. Maybe one day the whales in Forex will get a well deserved kicking.


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>> No. 14054 Anonymous
15th January 2021
Friday 4:16 pm
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How many takeaways do you have in a month? What's the right amount?

I feel like I'm slowly turning into a once-a-week man because I just can't be arsed and Covid gives you the excuse as there's sod all else you can spend your money on.
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>> No. 14074 Anonymous
15th January 2021
Friday 9:38 pm
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I have one every other week usually.
I'm going this month without one though.
>> No. 14075 Anonymous
15th January 2021
Friday 10:15 pm
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There was (is?) a kebab place in Bucharest of all places, in the base of a commieblock across the road from the commieblock my mate lived in, that was absolutely fucking divine. It had potato chunks in that were just the perfect blend of spicy and savoury. I've not had one come close before or since.
>> No. 14076 Anonymous
15th January 2021
Friday 11:40 pm
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Usually I have one once every six weeks, if you average it out over a year. However, in the past month just gone I've had two, because I'd not had any takeaways at all for a couple of months before exactly a month ago and then on something like the 28th I wanted a Chinese. I had a crab that time! Oh, the novelty. The chippy and the Chinese closest to me are probably the best I've had and COVID has forced the Chinese to start home deliveries rather than only doing customer pick-up, so, that least some good has come from all this.

>a kebab place in Bucharest of all places
Well, yeah, it's like 120 years/the thickness of Bulgaria from Turkey.
>> No. 14077 Anonymous
16th January 2021
Saturday 9:35 am
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I used to have one every 2 weeks, but since the pandemic i've gone months without them because i've had to do online groceries, which means planning out the week in food (there's always something in), and with no commute i'm rarely too tired to cook.
>> No. 14085 Anonymous
16th January 2021
Saturday 11:31 pm
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Once, maybe twice.


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