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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. 28148 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 2:16 pm
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>I've been ill for a week and in fairly constant pain. I'm beginning to wonder if I need medical treatment

Yes, you definitely do.

>my stoic nature means I am not getting the attention I need, as I calmly explain myself rather than barking like a seal

Doctors generally respond quite well to rational descriptions of symptoms rather than shrieking demands for care, but they're also dealing with severe resource constraints that require them to aggressively prioritise the most urgent cases. You can subvert that system of prioritisation through sheer persistence - if you keep turning up at your GP, they'll deal with you just to get rid of you, because the cost of referring you for tests or treatment is less than the cost of you continuing to book appointments.

Incidentally, the same logic applies to customer service. If you piss people off by being a mardy arse, they're likely to give you short shrift out of spite. If you calmly, politely but persistently keep complaining, their system is likely to determine that it's cheaper to just give you what you want so you'll stop ringing them.
>> No. 28153 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 7:27 am
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Constant pain lad >>28131 here. I got some high strength codeine from the GP. I don't think I've slept so well in 20 years, or felt this refreshed and relaxed in the morning. Makes me wonder if I have just been in low level pain all that time. If I knew this was what I was missing I would have started a heroine addiction years ago.
>> No. 28154 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 4:04 pm
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Opiate fatigue comes hard and fast, increases your overall sensitivity and fucks with your libido. It's a short term solution.

I suffer from chronic pain as well and I shifted to CBD and physio 2 years ago and have been out of my wheel chair 18 months at this point. I still have a dihydrocodiene script for days where I can't cope, but don't fall into the trap I did. The withdrawal from opiates is hell on earth. I was offered 95ml a day methadone to help me get off it, which is on par with a pinning habit.
>> No. 28155 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 9:20 pm
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Diagnosed as autistic and struggle with bad mental health. Under the care of a local mental health team. I've tried lots of different talking therapies and medication, I've explored pretty much every angle I can with my mental health, the only avenue I've not explored is treatment tailored towards my autism. LMHT have tried referring me to my city's autism team several times over the last few years, but they refuse to see me until I'm mentally stable. But I fear I won't be mentally stable until I get that specialist autism support. So I'm in a weird limbo of hoping my problems magically get better so I can then get the support I need for them.
>> No. 28156 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 10:30 pm
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It's an infuriating catch 22, isn't it? Back when I was a resting actor, the alcohol addiction team wouldn't take me because of my mental health problems and the mental health team wouldn't take me unless I sobered up. It's almost as if NHS services can't be bothered to treat people with complex needs and would rather cherry-pick the easy cases.


>> No. 84895 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 8:13 am
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Jimmy Saville: My new Brexit party stands ready to defend democracy

'Thousands of Tory party members' to defect to Jimmy Saville's Brexit Party as it gets official approval

Rebel Labour MPs set to quit party and form centre group
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>> No. 85026 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 5:48 pm
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>They can't be both.
It's quite easy to make them both if they believed they were facing de-selection by their constituencies before the next election. Can't be a careerist without a seat. If you've got a 90% chance of losing your seat as an independent and a 95% chance of being deselected, the careerist move is to become an independent especially if you believe it looks better to jump than to be pushed. I'm not saying this is what they actually are, just that it's a way to meet both criteria.
>> No. 85027 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 9:55 pm
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She's the only fitty there.
>> No. 85028 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 10:20 pm
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Why is Anna Soubry the only one who looks like she posing for the cover of Deus Ex?

I like her, anyway, I don't really know why, but she seems alright.
>> No. 85029 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 10:24 pm
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She's quite expressive. Even if you don't agree with what she's saying she's at least saying it with conviction and belief.
>> No. 85030 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 10:27 pm
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Luciana Berger is a buff ting. Heidi looks like she'd be quite dominant and aggressive in bed, but Luciana looks like she'd be a bit giggly and playful.


>> No. 1795 Anonymous
27th May 2011
Friday 6:32 pm
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ITT: Workplace annoyances.

I'll get the ball rolling - having to bring in pastries on your birthday. I know it's cheaper if people bring their own in on their birthday instead of chipping in every time someone in the office has a birthday, but it's still fucking annoying having to fork out on your birthday.
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>> No. 13056 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 9:41 am
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At one place I worked, they set a target of 8 desks for every 10 people. The reasoning for this was that lots of people were part-time or away from their desks for extended periods. This works across the organisation, but someone thought it was a good idea to apply it to each team, regardless of the work they do. This meant that when our heavily desk-based mostly full-time division was moved into head office, they insisted we could only have 8 desks for every 10 people we had. This meant that our dedicated hot desk bank was filled every single day with the people we didn't have space to assign desks to, defeating the purpose of having a hot desk bank to begin with.
>> No. 13057 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 8:45 pm
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This is food service so a horrible nightmare of overwork is to be expected, but it still gets on my tits when I get handed all the pans from the front, 10 minutes before closing the shop, and someone deigns to visit the one-man kitchen 5 minutes later to figure out why I'm taking so long.

It's because it's not a five minute job pal that's why. Half the dishes are sticky and baked in. This is after I've had to filter both the fry vats and tidy the kitchen, after having had to prep all the veggies for the next day while keeping the fried food going for the front the whole day.

I know I should probably get out of the kitchen if I can't take the heat but I'm keeping at it anyway because, for some reason, they can't hold on to staff! And there's no way I'd be able to beat the cash I'm making. I'm one of two kitchen assistants at the moment, for two stores that are open 7 days a week for at least 9 hours. The third assistant quit this Monday when he realised he had no days off this week.
>> No. 13058 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 2:26 am
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>but it still gets on my tits when I get handed all the pans from the front, 10 minutes before closing the shop

This happens in more places than it should and it's fucking daft. It's usually possible to explain, slowly and carefully, that if they could just give you pans as and when they're done rather than leaving them in a big cunting pile you'd be done a lot sooner.

When I was in that position I'd just barge in with a big bus tray and grab whatever they weren't using quite frequently. Though it doesn't sound like you can do that or you probably would.

Also depending how new you are and how shit the place is, they might just be surprised by the fact that you're actually trying to clean something properly.
>> No. 13060 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 8:57 pm
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These days I often find I get hunger pangs in the morning sometime around 10 or 11. It probably wouldn't matter so much if I was doing an early shift but I don't have to be in until 10 and can't exactly go to lunch an hour after I get in.

So obviously I do the sensible thing and pay outrageous prices for cake when I go on break.
>> No. 13061 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 9:28 pm
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Take in some form of snack? I generally have nuts, grapes or an apple mid-morning.


>> No. 423594 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 5:12 pm
/b/423594 Mid-week thread
New mid-week thread for the new year.

What is, or isn't happening in your life, .gs?
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>> No. 424386 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 4:45 pm
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You might want to get in touch with Turning Point (not that one) or Remploy. Your brother is disabled within the meaning of the Equalities Act and is entitled to support in finding and maintaining employment.
>> No. 424387 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 4:50 pm
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>He's also dyspraxic, so he can struggle with co-ordination and following tasks with several steps.

Oh boy.

>The Deliveroo gig was about two years ago

Again, oh boy. It is then to be assumed that he will not handle an apprenticeship much different than he did the Deliveroo job. None of this will make it any easier for him.

There are special government-subsidised career qualification programmes for mentally challenged young people. I'm deliberately not saying disabled. You don't have to be a mong to be accepted into them. But for people who are just somewhat differently abled.

A bog standard apprenticeship in the IT field might just be too much for him and put him too far out of his depth. As I said, even as an apprentice, they will expect you to pull your own weight from day one. Within reason, but they still will.
>> No. 424388 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 7:36 pm
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I realise I've made him sound like a complete and utter mong, but if you met him you'd just think he was awkward and a bit gormless rather than a full on speccy cunt.

I have the impression he wouldn't want to use something like Remploy even if it is the best thing for him. Oh, well. Then again, he's not really my problem. He's only really going to be fucked when his Mum dies.
>> No. 424389 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 8:40 pm
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If he struggled to be a mediocre Deliveroo employee, then the day-to-day routine in an IT job may just not be a good environment for him.

A lot of Aspies work in IT because computers simply appear to be a field that they gravitate towards, as programming a computer means structure, repetition, and precise instructions with no implied meaning or irony. In that respect, the Aspie mind actually seems better suited for IT than that of regular people. But even as somebody who is on the spectrum, you have to be able to handle being full-time employed and not being a burden on your coworkers and a drag on your employer's quality of service.
>> No. 424390 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 8:56 pm
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HMRC do a lot of apprenticeships (my local HMRC call centre put out about 100 apprenticeships for customer service roles last year that had a starting salary of £18k), and from the reports of people I know who work there, they are very accommodating towards people with special needs. I think they have people whose whole job is just dealing with web chat enquiries which seems like it'd be an ideal job for someone on the spectrum.


>> No. 27047 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 6:46 pm
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Dear /g/,

I live about 25m beyond the range of my campus wifi network, and I'm looking for advice on extending this network. There's no line of sight between my building and the network zone. There's an L-bend, so it's been recommended that I buy two routers with directional antennas mounted side-by-side at the corner of the L-bend. Has anyone dealt with a a similar problem? What hardware did you buy, and would you recommend it in my case?

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>> No. 27048 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 7:34 pm
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Ubiquiti make the best wireless gear around at the moment. It is cheap, the software is extremely high quality - so good that we use it at work, and I believe you could probably have a base station that extends your campus network.
>> No. 27049 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 8:48 pm
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If at all possible, I'd just ask the campus IT team to fix the signal blackspot.

Failing that, option one is to use a wifi repeater, which will connect to the campus network and create a new access point. I wouldn't particularly recommend this, because they tend to be quite flaky. It's also highly likely that the campus IT team will detect and remove your repeater for security reasons - unauthorised wifi access points are a major security issue.

The other option is to use a wifi adapter with a high-gain antenna. Alfa Networks sell a wide range of high-power wifi adapters and high-gain antennas, which are hugely popular among the long-range wifi crowd.


>> 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.”

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. 18277 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 11:23 am
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>It is precisely because they grew up in Britain that they have the freedom to express their loathing for the nation that nurtured them.

Isn't that a good thing?

Does the Mail want to make it illegal to complain about your country?

They're bang on though about everything else, unfortunately.
>> No. 18278 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 12:25 pm
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>Does the Mail want to make it illegal to complain about your country?

There's quite a gap between mildly grumbling about the weather or the house down your street that still haven't taken their Christmas lights down yet and being so incensed by it you get involved in a holy war.
>> No. 18279 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 12:40 pm
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It'll get overturned by the courts because it's transparently illegal, but Javid still gets to look like the hard nut who's being stymied by do-gooders. He's acting exactly like May did as home secretary and he clearly has his eyes on Downing Street.
>> No. 18280 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 1:32 pm
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The concerning thing is that he's done it in the first place. It sends a fairly clear message that this government does not care about the rule of law, and is prepared to violate your rights very publicly for no good reason just to get good headlines. It's not a good look, and it puts us in some very unsavoury company.
>> No. 18281 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 1:47 pm
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At least he isn't making up stories about cats to justify abolishing the Human Rights Act.


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

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

It's bloody fun though.
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>> No. 22717 Anonymous
14th February 2019
Thursday 12:18 am
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Anyone playing Apex Legends? I've had a little dabble and it seems to be either ridiculously frustrating or incredibly satisfying.
>> No. 22718 Anonymous
14th February 2019
Thursday 3:06 am
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That sounds like just about every battle royale game.

I do want to have a go though - what platform are you on?
>> No. 22721 Anonymous
14th February 2019
Thursday 7:41 pm
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My kids are absolutely rinsing it - it looks like enormous fun.
>> No. 22722 Anonymous
14th February 2019
Thursday 10:22 pm
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>>22717 >>22718

It's very fun. Join the .gs discord if you want to squad up (on PC), it'd be good to get a few people going.
>> No. 22730 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 11:36 am
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Rimworld is pretty good.

"start playing at 8pm and look up and realise it's suddenly 6am" good. Haven't done that with a game in about a decade.

It's basically Dwarf Fortress but for people who don't have autism as much patience as that.


>> No. 28149 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 10:45 pm
/emo/28149 Help from experienced people
Guys, what do you do if you're in a relationship where you feel like the main reason for being there is compassion rather than it actually being fulfilling? I love my girlfriend, but I also feel like I'm the only person in her life (I'm not really exaggerating). Sometimes I feel like for what we've been through together, good and bad, we have something great and special. But we don't have a great sex life to be honest (I could go in to this a lot), and generally feel 'out of sync' a lot of the time in a way that makes things difficult for us. I also feel like I can't talk about how I really feel about things with her, and that I 'act' a lot around her just to get by. She has also had a very complex life in many ways. I know this sounds very smug and patronising, but knowing how she gets by with life, I get a terrible feeling if I think about how her life would go without me, and this makes me want to stick with her even if I'm not happy with how things are between us. She is good in lots of ways and never tries to guilt me about what I've mentioned, and having read everything I've written the obvious answer seems to be to work on things, but I'd value a second opinion from someone impartial, often I get the feeling I'm compromising my life for this.
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>> No. 28150 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 10:55 pm
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You have to support people constructively or they never move forward, failure has to have consequences. Make compromises and be supportive, but set boundaries. Your partner may feel pressure to live up to these expectations, but they should; It's a pressure we all feel and it's healthy.

If things don't change and you move out for a bit, they will either become more open to change and things will improve or they will become resentful. Either way, you'll know where you stand and you can explore new opportunities if they do become resentful.
>> No. 28151 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 5:25 am
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You need to think about your role in this. I understand that you're being supportive, but this could be a crutch for her– it might well be stopping her from moving beyond this. Leaving her might hurt for a while, but staying with her while you're 'acting' might hurt her more in the long run.

This isn't about you or her being good or bad– she might be great on paper but that doesn't translate into a fulfilling relationship. Have a think for yourself about what you want. You mentioned sex, which in my mind is quite important and quite valid.

It might take you some time to think it through. Without knowing the specifics, I'd lean towards getting out in the near future. It might be helpful to think about this in terms of where you'll both be in 5 or 10 years or so.

Also, it is down to the individual to address issues they face. My opinion is that it's a bit like Lord of the Rings, "I will help you bear this burden, as long as it is yours to bear". More simply- are you supporting her, or just bearing the load for her?

Lastly, I think you could use a paragraph break or two in your OP.
>> No. 28152 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 6:29 am
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>I also feel like I can't talk about how I really feel about things with her

One of the most common responses we have to relationship threads on /emo/ but... actually talk to her about it.

>> No. 423374 Anonymous
4th January 2019
Friday 10:04 pm
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New weekend thread. First weekend of the year edition.

How's it going, lads?
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>> No. 424358 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 9:50 am
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>>424084 here again.

She had her second interview yesterday and my boss agreed that her level of knowledge wasn't up to scratch and that she clearly hadn't done any preparation to attempt to get back up to speed since getting back from maternity or even us going back to the recruiter and saying we had some concerns over her level of technical knowledge. Apparently she was quite cocky because she's been offered a job elsewhere with a far higher salary than we'd offer someone of her level; I don't know what recruitment processes other places have but there have been a few people we've interviewed who we didn't think were cut out to even be trainees who've been given advanced roles elsewhere.
>> No. 424359 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 10:48 am
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>Apparently she was quite cocky because she's been offered a job elsewhere with a far higher salary than we'd offer someone of her level;

Oldest sales trick in the world - tell somebody you've got a better and higher offer. Around 90 percent of the time, it's completely made up and utter nonsense.
>> No. 424365 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 5:47 pm
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Someone saw her in the carpark afterwards and said she had a face like a smacked arse, so she was probably bullshitting.
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20th February 2019
Wednesday 12:02 am
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> so she was probably bullshitting.

Told you.

And especially as somebody who is looking for a job, it's all too easy to overplay your hand. I once tried to push the price up a little in a job interview by telling them that another company had offered me 500 quid more a month. The HR woman then said to me calmly (this was in the second round of interviews): "Well I am afraid if that is your main concern, then you must go and work for them. Take our offer, or don't take it".

She was right. Only real way to counter that kind of nonsense is to call people on it.

Didn't get the job in the end. They called me the next day and the HR lady told me that I no longer needed to consider their offer and was free to go work at the other company. Which of course left me high and dry because there was no other company. And she had probably seen right through me.
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20th February 2019
Wednesday 3:05 am
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Lying or bullshitting in interviews is a bad idea, unless you're an actual fully trained and practiced psychopath - particularly if you try and game it with fake offers like this. HR are trained in looking for things like this and if you're prepared to bullshit and lie during an interview, then you would probably do it at work.

Everybody "sells" the best version of yourself during the process, we all know that, and it might not be the whole truth, but don't flat out lie.


>> No. 18108 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 2:03 pm
/news/18108 Clicking on terrorist propaganda even once could mean 15 years in prison
> Clicking on daft militant wog propaganda even once could mean 15 years in prison under new law

> Anyone who views daft militant wog propaganda once online can be jailed for up to 15 years under new laws that have sparked human rights concerns.

> MPs had urged the government to scrap plans to criminalise viewing “information useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”, which goes further than much-used laws that made physically collecting, downloading or disseminating the material illegal.

> A United Nations inspector accused the government of straying towards “thought crime” with the proposal, which originally stated that people would have to access propaganda “on three or more different occasions” to commit a terror offence.

> But the benchmark was removed from the draft law, meaning a single click is now illegal.

> Journalists, academic researchers or people who had “no reason to believe” they were accessing daft militant wog propaganda are exempt. militant wog-propaganda-website-online-prison-sentence-uk-isis-a8776226.html

What is this bollocks?
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>> No. 18262 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 8:09 pm
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They could but those weren't the subject of the conversation.
>> No. 18265 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 8:52 pm
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IIRC the microphone array, wake-word chip, LED ring and microphone mute button are all on a separate board to the main SoC - the wake-word chip can't hand over to the main SoC without lighting the LED ring and the SoC can't override the mute button.

I could be wrong on this and Amazon could design in all sorts of devious backdoors, but I think they've made a fair effort to balance privacy and convenience.
>> No. 18270 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 9:59 pm
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Alexa's being rolled out on some distinctly tier-2 hardware, not just Amazon stuff.
Securely updating the firmware on those - well, it's down to the provider. Amazon stick their oar in, but there's no way they audit anything. It's going in as infrastructure in new build houses. Going to be a lucrative market in tearing it all out and replacing with something that works properly in a few years.
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20th February 2019
Wednesday 1:10 am
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Fair point - a lot of IoT stuff is complete dogshit in terms of security and maintainability.
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20th February 2019
Wednesday 2:23 am
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It's like they say, the "S" in IoT stands for "security".


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

ID: 7389f1
/shed/13515 Silly Sausage Thread
Ban appeals, supplication and fry-ups.
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>> ID: ec74d0 No. 14888 Anonymous
13th February 2019
Wednesday 11:00 pm

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>odd hill to die on.
This phrase is getting a lot of use lately. Not here, just around.
>> ID: 2082fa No. 14890 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 7:05 pm

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Didn't they even report them for the egregious spelling on display? They went crying to the mods because someone disagreed with them?

Christ, lads. Sort yourselves out.
>> ID: 173e15 No. 14891 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 7:14 pm

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It was for bypassing a wordfilter (saying terroris.t) but I have my doubts that this was what it was really about. Considering the entire discussion was about terrorism I thought it was fair enough.

I realise it could have been though and I read too much into it, which is why I deleted that post and you've RUINED EVERYTHING
>> ID: ec74d0 No. 14892 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 7:18 pm

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Bypassing the word filter like that has always been ban worthy here.
>> ID: 173e15 No. 14893 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 7:19 pm

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(A good day to you Sir!)


>> No. 62640 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 7:41 pm
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"There's a special place in hell, for people who piss in my ice cream."
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>> No. 62650 Paedofag
19th February 2019
Tuesday 6:01 pm
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Nissan and now honda are shutting plants in Britain and moving production to Japan thanks to the fucking EU signing up to a free trade agreement with the fucking Nips so that they can make the cars over there and not have to worry about import tariffs when they bring them over here.
>> No. 62651 Auntiefucker
19th February 2019
Tuesday 6:20 pm
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Bloody free trade, eh?
>> No. 62652 Ambulancelad
19th February 2019
Tuesday 6:31 pm
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I think it was a significant factor that Ed kept having awkward photographs taken of him that the press were able to exploit.
>> No. 62653 Moralfag
19th February 2019
Tuesday 6:55 pm
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He was just a second-rate Michael Gove in that respect.
>> No. 62654 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 7:02 pm
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I know, right. Moggy is right to push for WTO terms.


>> 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. 18105 Anonymous
17th February 2019
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Did you say anything about it? Surely you say "maybe see if you've got the all clear before you go at it hammer and tongs in the communal showers?", but in a friendly, "I'm not really arsed" sort of a way. Maybe even this >>18103

Are you an Irish rugby player or summat?
>> No. 18107 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 1:22 pm
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>Surely you say "maybe see if you've got the all clear before you go at it hammer and tongs in the communal showers?", but in a friendly, "I'm not really arsed" sort of a way.

Like I said, they appeared to be either drunk or high. It must have just escaped them in their intoxicated state that the stall next to them was occupied. I think I also hadn't turned on my shower yet, so there was no sound of running water coming from my stall to alert them. And I felt a little too embarrassed to just say "Oh, is that you over there?" after recognising my friend's voice and realising that he was having a shower with some lass. I guess I kind of didn't want to ruin the moment for him.

I still wasn't going to confront my friend the next day, because when you live in student housing, you witness each other's sex lives any day of the week anyway. Like that one guy who lived in the room above mine. His girlfriend was living in another city at the time, and they only saw each other at the weekend. And like clockwork, I mean really like clockwork, every Friday night at around 1am, give or take just a few minutes, they would have sex in his bed so that you could hear it in my room. I made a joke to him one time, like, that I could set my clock to him getting it on with her every Friday night. For some reason, he didn't think it was all that funny.
>> No. 18147 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 9:06 pm
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I probably would have stayed and had a wank in that situation in my early twenties, or possibly knocked on the door and asked if they needed a hand if I'd had a couple. Mid twenties I'd have shuffled off, and now I'm about to hit thirty I'd probably just have a wank again.
>> No. 18237 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 11:52 am
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This isn't fun or pointless, it's just horrible. Why would you post this?
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19th February 2019
Tuesday 12:05 pm
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I've obviously made an error of judgement. Apologies.


>> No. 5883 Anonymous
6th April 2011
Wednesday 5:52 pm
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Why do a lot of people seem to rave about Nando's?

My friends think I'm a freak because I very rarely eat Subway or Nando's; as far I can tell it's just, not especially good quality, grilled chicken that has been marinated in peri-peri sauce. Am I missing something here?
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>> No. 12976 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 7:38 am
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>The average brit is certainly less adventurous when it comes to food than almost any other european nation
Is that really true? What's a good way to fairly compare number of foreign restaurants with other European countries?
We do have a lot and in my admittedly limited experience other European countries really don't.
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19th February 2019
Tuesday 8:00 am
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We have better restaurants but our home cooking is worse.

This is believed to stem from medieval times as we were far better at keeping produce fresher whereas those pesky continentals had to use things such as seasoning to make the taste of it going off. That and war rationing; there's nothing my uncle loves more than bland boiled food because that's what he grew up with.
>> No. 12978 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 8:11 am
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While you're right that we have restaurants from all corners of the empire, it's very much a "mile wide, inch deep" situation. Most menus are really rather predictable when it comes down to it. I'm not saying I dislike our cultural mix of restaurants, I'm not saying we don't have talented chefs and interesting ideas, we do - but even our innovation is rooted in the safety and comfort of traditionalism. For example, tripe or pig's feet were seen as fresh and trendy ideas a couple of years back, but they're simply ideas dragged up from eighty years ago. It's 'new' but still feels safe because Grandma used to eat it.

We do have lots of international restaurants, but whether they're homogenised chains or independents, the market dictates what they sell and it's a menu we can all write in our heads - french places do beef bourguignon, baked camembert, and mussels served in one of those black pots. Indian restaurants serve English curries and vague diluted versions of Indian dishes. Italian places do spag bol or carbonara with cream. Like it or not, it's all anglicised. The owners may be authentically from those countries, but they learned long ago that we don't want their food, we want their version of our food.

I don't want to paint too bleak a picture, we do have a lively food industry, I just think it's trapped in a box because the nation's palate simply isn't that broad.

Put it this way - for all the cooking shows on TV, the hundreds of hours a month of food content now - how many times have you seen someone make Scallops with black pudding and pea puree? We're just not that imaginative when it comes to food. You're spot on in that you don't see hundreds of greek/turkish/chinese/whatever restaurants in Paris, but it's also much more difficult to pin down what the average menu looks like in that city.
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19th February 2019
Tuesday 8:17 am
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I'll add too that if you live in London, you might disagree with me, as there are certainly more adventurous establishments there, and sometimes more authentic ones, due to the nature of the city. But stepping outside of that bubble, and it is a bubble even if it's a very large one, the country as a whole is a different story.
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19th February 2019
Tuesday 9:19 am
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Seem like reasonable responses, cheers lads.
I've definitely lived in a variety of bubbles that would expose me to a broad range of foods, so didn't want to make assumptions.
I wouldn't want to eat scallops with black pudding and pea puree though, that sounds very bland. You'd need something sharp to go with it.


>> No. 84886 Anonymous
8th February 2019
Friday 5:22 pm
/pol/84886 Right I'm fucked and I've sussed Brexit
Now I'm just a simple lad but it seems to me that the problem really is that some people don't want it and some people do, and those are themselves split into groups about what specifically wanting and not wanting it means; we just can't come to a proper agreement about what Brexit should look like because we all want different things.

So it seems to me that the real issue is that the nation is far too big now to properly represent the wishes of its population. We need more granularity!

I propose that we divide the UK into a number of smaller client kingdoms, all of which are inherited by the current monarch. The boundaries of these client kingdoms would reflect the historical cultures of their inhabitants, for example my idea of a Kingdom of Dál Riata would comprise mainly of those areas of Scotland with high levels of Gaelic speakers, the same for Gwynedd and Kernow (Northern Wales & Cornwall). They have their own languages and peoples, we should let them run their own affairs.

We can then become the United League of Kingdoms of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the ULK. This would take the form of a confederacy in which a Grand Parliament in London would control matters of defence, currency and internal trade.

As a successor state to the UK, we should retain our membership of the EU (with all the concessions and special rights negotiated by the UK) and as a confederacy, it would be down to each individual kingdom to choose whether to (re)invoke article 50 or not, and thus to retain or withdraw membership of the European Union, and could each come to the decision whether to make a Withdrawal Agreement or not. Trade between the kingdoms would be tariff-free except to the EU-remaining ones, where mandatory EU tariffs would apply for imports. This would be okay because these areas will benefit from tariff-free trading with other EU states, whilst non-EU areas would be able to waive tariffs on imports from the EU and would benefit from loosened regulations and increased autonomy which would enable further trade with the rest of the world.

Please let me know your thoughts on this idea otherlad, and don't be insulting now. I've hit a vein of solid fucking gold here and I want to refine it in the smelting pot of /pol/.
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>> No. 84919 Anonymous
10th February 2019
Sunday 10:06 pm
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I stole this from another place today. Whoever wrote this contract should actually be in charge of Brexit. This is the kind of attention to detail we need.
>> No. 84920 Anonymous
10th February 2019
Sunday 10:24 pm
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That man deserves a medal.
>> No. 84972 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 11:58 pm
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Totally having a lark, where's the frigging tea clause??
>> No. 84973 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 12:04 am
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You don't need one in Britain mate. Might as well put in a requirement for there to be air in the meeting room.
>> No. 84974 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 12:34 am
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God bless whoever wrote that in.

Double-edged sword mind, if the Contractor doesn't know what they're doing they'll have put the butter in the fridge and just shredded the bread with lumps of it while preparing the sandwiches. You can't trust anyone.


>> 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. 4257 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 8:55 pm
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Not the estate? I've always had a soft spot for those.
>> No. 4259 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 9:26 pm
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If you're willing to do the work yourself or at least pay someone else to do it, an MX-5 with a turbo in it is a FANTASTIC choice and I doubt you'll want to get rid of it after a year. The story goes that the car was originally designed to have a turbo in it from factory, so they work well if you get an appropriately sized (small) one.

I personally would still trust an already built one as it's going to have been owned by an enthusiast. There's a couple of excellent owner's clubs on facebook so check them out for sales too. There's a couple on ebay right now that are reasonable, that four grand(ish) grey Eunos won't lose any value for you for sure. You'll probably make money on it after the year.

I love the RX-8 but for many reasons it's not a great car to have as your only car. If you're looking at them you need to factor in a trip to Leeds and the ~£3000 you will have to pay Rotary Revs at some point. You might be able to get one with the work done already for five grand, but even properly maintained by an expert (literally can only recommend Rotary Revs) they still top out at 25mpg. A rotary engine is also the complete opposite experience to a turbo, with huge long flat revs. It's fun to hit 10k every time you change gears, but the acceleration is really not that exciting.

I almost recommended a 350z as it's what I replaced my RX8 with, but unless you spend a good chunk on new shocks and nice tyres it's not exactly chuckable - and even then it's still heavy. It's a fucking lovely V6 though.

My last idea would probably be the one I'd go for, but only because I've done the MX5 thing enough. It's what I consider to be one of the best kept secrets in terms of RWD hoonmobiles - The BMW 325ti. They're ugly as sin, but far lighter than any other E46, and they also don't rust like the coupe and saloons do - you can get an absolutely perfect one for a couple of grand and they're fucking FUN. They're faster than a 330 coupe because they're about 400lbs lighter, and they handle as well as an MX5, which as you know is about the highest compliment you could give a car. And it's a 2.5l straight six so who the fuck needs a turbo. Highly recommend thinking about that one, as it's something not many people consider when thinking about cheap fun.
>> No. 4260 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 9:43 pm
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I appreciate it would be essentially useless in good old Blighty, but my dream one day is to take two months off, buy one of these, and roadtrip the U.S., selling it when I'm done, Roadkill-style.
>> No. 4261 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 10:40 pm
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> In an attempt to actually get people to post in it, tell me about the car you really want and could feasibly afford.

A rover 420 gsi, because it was the first car I ever went joyriding in.
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18th February 2019
Monday 11:49 pm
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If you're going for an old Volvo estate, it has to be an 850 IMO.


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

Some cunt threw a firecracker in front of my bike today. If I hadn't seen the little scrote and his little scrote mates running I wouldn't have noticed until it was too late.
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>> No. 28377 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 11:05 am
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This blog is very good on using DNS servers to implement blacklisting. Tons of good advice / resources in there.
>> No. 28378 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 2:19 pm
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I prefer to just run uBlock Origin, because of the sheer number of websites that use adblocker-blockers. Network-level filtering tends to break a lot of websites and is fiddly to amend on an ad-hoc basis.
>> No. 28379 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 2:49 pm
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Probably going to have spend £20 for a replacement parking permit because my renewed one didn't arrive, possibly because they've outsourced their permit processing to some useless cunts, but not sure.
>> No. 28380 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 5:41 pm
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I prefer to watch ads, because I don't believe in stealing services.
>> No. 28381 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 5:44 pm
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I prefer not to watch ads, because I don't believe in stealing bank details.


>> No. 364298 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 4:47 pm
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ITT: Weird dreams you've had lately.

I actually dreamed last night that I was in Australia, visiting the two blokes from the Foster's adverts in their beach hut. Sure enough, they gave me a Foster's, and I said "cheers, guys"... and then one of them said to me "oh no mayt, we don't say cheers heere. We say 'You little ripper!'"

Quite bizarre... has this dream got any deeper meaning, or have I just been watching too much telly lately?
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>> No. 424296 Anonymous
16th February 2019
Saturday 9:53 pm
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That makes me feel incredibly old.
>> No. 424298 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 12:55 am
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Perhaps a little depressing but I keep waking up in the middle of the night having dreamt that my dad, who has been paralysed from the chest down for quite a while now, can still walk for whatever reason. It was funny the first couple of times but now I just want it to STOP.
>> No. 424299 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 7:58 am
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I was laid down next to my old boss, I can't remember on what surface. I left over two years ago and we had a close working relationship so we were having a laugh reminiscing and catching up. There was never an attraction between us in real life but at one point in the dream I had to tell her to stop leaning over me and looking at me in the eyes like that because it was very seductive; the dream version of her was better looking than she actually is.

Fucking hell, I'm now considering bashing one out over her and I've never done that before.
>> No. 424301 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 8:37 am
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Some teenagers or young adults from 420chan somehow managed to murder some FBI agents who were trying to stop them graffiting some old carpark and posted photos of themselves posing by the bodies. Somehow they'd managed to get them not only up trees but skewered on the trunk, past branches without breaking. There was also a Kermit doll skewered in a similar fashion. I remember thinking about what sort of "hi FBI" message to leave in the thread because they were definitely going to see it.
>> No. 424327 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 10:10 pm
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Do you see a giant number 3 shouting at kids people from a drugs-based imageboard murdering government operatives?

Perhaps you've been smoking too much ganja, mate.


>> No. 18123 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 5:58 pm
/news/18123 Russian Flag on Salisbury Cathedral
That's some proper trolling.
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>> No. 18136 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 7:10 pm
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Naturally the nutters are out in force suggesting a (literal) false flag.
>> No. 18137 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 7:24 pm
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Miserable cunt doesn't know about Occams Razor.

Students on a Saturday night - probably a week in the planning.


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

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

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

If it wasn't for the tax relief and my employer matching my contributions then I doubt I'd bother and I'd look into other ways to support myself while I'm in retirement. What about you lads? What are your thoughts on pensions? In my opinion to have any form of decent retirement income you're at the mercy of your employer offering a good pension scheme.
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>> No. 7459 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 9:48 am
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Are these the schemes that have been rinsing people by diverting "investments" and leaving the holders with zero return?
>> No. 7460 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 9:54 am
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Yes and no. They are Self Invested Personal Pensions, with the clue in the name.

They can be used by scammers to advise people invest in unregulated investments - the likes of storage pods, car parking spaces, hotels in Cape Verde and nonexistent forests with the promise of sky high returns - so you now hear adverts on the radio about seeking compensation if you've ever held one nowPPI is drying up for ambulance chasers.

However, the overwhelming majority of people with a SIPP use them to invest in regulated collective investment funds, direct commercial property or direct shares.
>> No. 7461 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 10:44 am
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I'm not sure why this is being painted as a bad thing as the other anon said.

Some people may lose out slightly on the maximisation of benefits of their choice and be slightly worse off but as a whole it means that people who would otherwise never save for a pension won't even notice it.

The amount of people I know not paying into a pension or anything because 'they will worry about it later' or think 'something will work out' is staggering.

I am generally shocked at the attitude to saving by most people I meet though, they just don't get why you'd do it.
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17th February 2019
Sunday 3:00 pm
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What he said - a SIPP just means that you can choose what investment funds your money is going into. People getting scammed out of their entire pensions is a completely different thing.

>I am generally shocked at the attitude to saving by most people I meet though, they just don't get why you'd do it.

I'm generally shit with money, but have paid into my pensions since my mid-twenties and will probably be able to retire in my mid-fifties. Everyone should try and get their heads around it, its free money, mostly, and very good for you.
>> No. 7463 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 3:37 pm
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People in this country in general have shockingly low levels of financial literacy. They're never really taught it, pensions are quite boring and most headlines around it are negative so they aren't inclined to pay much attention to it.


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