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>> No. 424669 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 2:35 pm
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Weekend thread: bangers and mash edition.

If that lad with all the instant mash is about then I may have a business proposition for him; I went a bit overboard buying wholesale bags of Quorn sausages from Farmfoods.
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>> No. 426052 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 7:01 pm
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I still have a bit of a cold and I'm supposed to be going out with a bird tomorrow. Anyway, my cold was better this morning but I wanted to clean myself out a bit so I looked online for things to do:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/sinusitis-sinus-infection/

Turns out I'm a bit thick though. Maybe it was the substituting bicarbinet of soda with baking soda or getting frustrated with the hand sniffing and opting for a bottle I can squeeze water into my nose with. Maybe I just used too much salt. At any rate, my sinuses are now very, very angry with me. I'm sure some /A/ lads will know the pain.

What can I do? She's done a good job getting in my head. I like her and had planned on asking if she wanted to take this into a relationship. Hence the stupidity.
>> No. 426057 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 7:20 pm
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>>426052

Most 'cold relief' tablets will ease sinus inflammation, as will ibuprofen.

I wouldn't fuck about squirting salt up your nose again m8. A teaspoon in a pint still seems like it'd irritate your mucous membranes.

Also, bicarb of soda and baking soda are exactly the same thing. Baking powder is different, that's bicarb with an acid added, so if you used baking powder no fucking wonder your head hurts, that's like snorting a bag of Tangfastics flavouring.
>> No. 426065 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 8:13 pm
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>>426057
Oh don't worry, I shan't. Bit surprised the NHS would put something like this out.

>Baking powder is different, that's bicarb with an acid added, so if you used baking powder no fucking wonder your head hurts, that's like snorting a bag of Tangfastics flavouring.

Yeah that's the one. God help me.
>> No. 426066 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 8:34 pm
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"You know how the BBC have Inside The Factory and Channel Four have Food Unwrapped? We should make our own copycat version, but we'll have to make it shite because that's what we do here at Channel Five."

"I know just the man."
>> No. 426075 Anonymous
20th April 2019
Saturday 12:12 am
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>>426066

For a split second, I thought that was Jeremy Clarkson in that picture.

He could indeed make an Inside the Factory knock off that would be mind-numbingly shite.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the biggest industrial meat grinder IN THE WORRRRLLD!"

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>> No. 425684 Anonymous
5th April 2019
Friday 11:36 pm
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So am I the only one who is getting a bit annoyed by this whole Greta Thunberg cult, or am I just too much of a cold hearted cynic that the world would be better off without?

I don't doubt the legitimate concern of her generation over climate change, after all it will fall to them to sort out the utter fucking mess that we have left the planet in, but all the awards that she is now being showered with are IMO just middle aged and old people's guilt over their own failure to save the planet's climate despite having had decades of prior warning, and who lost their way and succumbed to high carbon footprint consumerism somewhere between 1990s road protest villages and today's school runs in a 4x4. None of it feels sincere or genuine, it's more like, yeah, just take all these awards and shut the hell up already.

And parents whose children now protest every Friday or so are now engaging in pissing matches on twitter and Instagram to show off which one of their kids gets the most involved. As one commenter said, nothing good has ever come of a youth protest movement that was applauded by parents.
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>> No. 426070 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 9:50 pm
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>>426068

>>426068

>Presumably the figure is being dragged right down by short flights

That'd be my assumption too. There are a lot of domestic short hauls with small planes that will bring that down. Even just looking at my local airport for the last couple of hours, there's been three or four 70-odd seat Dash 8 for every 150-300 pax jet, and the former are rarely fully loaded mid-week.

I reckon yank city hoppers like Austin to Dallas are underpopulated and flown frequently, too.
>> No. 426071 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 11:30 pm
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>>426064
I guess if you don't like one of your coworkers we should just acidify the oceans and abandon green energy wholesale then, it's the only possibly conclusion to you having an annoying workmate who may or may not exist.
>> No. 426072 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 11:34 pm
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>>426061
I get the feeling that a lot of the professional whiners who complained about Emma Thompson flying to London might have missed a crucial detail about the commercial flight she took to get there. With or without her, that plane was going to fly anyway. The inefficiencies in flying are related to large shipments of fresh air being flown across a continent.

People are right to notice that action on the individual level is a marginal gain at best, but go ask Sir David Brailsford what he thinks of marginal gains.
>> No. 426073 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 11:48 pm
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>>426068

The average scheduled long-haul flight does about 114g/CO2e per passenger kilometre. An economy-only charter aircraft with near-100% occupancy can manage 68g/pkm. After applying a conservative 1.9x multiplier to account for altitude effects, the climate impact per mile is roughly equivalent to a single occupant in a large SUV. In the best case scenario, aviation is still pretty bad.

There's also the obvious fact that the speed of jet aviation allows people to rack up massive mileages without really noticing it. The sustainable limit is about 2,000kg/CO2e per person per year, which would be gobbled up by a transatlantic return flight. Driving 7,000 miles in a big car over the course of a year feels like a lot of travel, but a long weekend in New York sort of doesn't. It's really hard to see how jet aviation can possibly fit into a sustainable transport mix.

http://lipasto.vtt.fi/yksikkopaastot/henkiloliikennee/ilmaliikennee/ilmae.htm
>> No. 426074 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 11:58 pm
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>>426060

>Anyone who criticises air travel usually misses the critical detail that for miles travelled and the number of people serviced it is profoundly efficient in terms of carbon footprint.

The point that you are missing though is that it's not a question about airplanes using less fuel per distance per person than your car, which they undoubtedly do, but that you choose to go to those far away destinations in the first place instead of spending your holiday somewhere closer. Even if you drive your car to the south of Spain, with two occupants and luggage, in total, you will have burned less fuel than you would on your round trip to Australia. Say you go to Gibraltar by car. Google Maps says that's about 1,475 miles from London. Let's assume your car gets 25 miles to the gallon, that means 118 gallons of fuel will be needed for the round trip.

If you take a plane to Australia and back, that's roughly 20,000 miles, and a Boeing 747 is said to get around 100 miles per gallon per person. That's 200 gallons of fuel burned on your round trip, per person. But if there are two people going to Gibraltar in your car, you will have consumed only 59 gallons per person. So your trip to Australia has used nearly three and a half times as much fuel as driving your car to Gibraltar and back.

So even if you argue that passenger airplanes are more fuel efficient than cars (you could also rightly say that flying to Gibraltar would use even less fuel per person), the problem is that too many people go on long-distance flights too often, mainly because commercial air travel has simply become too cheap. And part of the problem are all the no-frills airlines of the last 20 years. It may be all good fun to go on a stag do to Latvia for 100 quid round trip, but it just isn't an environmentally friendly business model, because it means air traffic as a whole has become too much. I remember we once flew to Alicante some 25 years ago, and the price per person round-trip for the tickets was around £300. As I said, 25 years ago. In today's money, that would probably be around £500. And people accepted that air travel was expensive, and that it meant that you could only afford it about once a year, and usually not much further afield than Alicante. A friend of my dad's used to fly to Los Angeles for business occasionally around the same time, and he always said something that it cost his employer £600 to £700 each time with British Airways.

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>> 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. 28516 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 2:24 pm
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Yeah, suburbia's terrible for random machinery sounds. "Oh, you just sat down to watch Star Trek with the windows open? Time for some Tuesday morning angle grinding!"
>> No. 28517 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 6:49 pm
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What really does my head in, garden football.
Constant noises like hedge trimmers fade into white noise if they're not too close, but some blokes kicking a ball against a wall for hours on end...
Thud

Thud
THUD

Thud
>> No. 28518 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 9:09 pm
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Sometimes I think "I really should have had sex with that one girl" and it ruins my whole mood.

>>28517
I don't mind things like that or kids being loud because I just think about how much fun they're having.
>> No. 28519 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 9:29 pm
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>>28518
Thinking about kids? That's the kind of thing a sex pest would do.
>> No. 28520 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 11:45 pm
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>>28519
Those two halves of the post don't look great side by side, but I never made the connection when I typed it out, your honour.

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>> No. 425967 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 2:14 am
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so porn is comming to an end my friends

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/apr/17/online-pornography-age-checks-to-be-mandatory-in-uk-from-15-july

what are you going to do now
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>> No. 426013 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 4:42 am
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This story isn't about porn, it's about corruption and ineptitude.

The main corporate backers of age verification are a company called MindGeek, who provided extensive technical advice to DCMS. MindGeek are the world's largest internet porn company. Coincidentally, MindGeek also own AgeID, which was the first age verification platform to be approved as compliant with the legislation.

It's a blatant land grab by MindGeek. They own nearly all of the most popular free and paid porn sites; as of July, they'll also own the main platform that will allow UK consumers to access online porn. The manifold conflicts of interest should be obvious. They'll gain vast amounts of personal data on porn viewers, they'll gain huge amounts of leverage over smaller porn companies and they'll have an obvious route to push people towards paid products, because the most convenient way of verifying your age is by using a credit card.

The biggest porn company in the world spoke to the British government, said "we'd love to help you implement this age verification law" and nobody in government expressed the slightest bit of skepticism about their interest. The government effectively gave a private company carte blanche to change the law of the land, and they did so in a way that gives them a massive commercial advantage.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/23/17043978/uk-porn-age-verification-law-mindgeek
>> No. 426017 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 10:27 am
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>>426006
>Culture influences people.

It does and it doesn't, that's why I'm asking for clear facts and figures on how it's has influenced people. We can't make laws that so heavily censor the internet and leave us with serious privacy concerns on a hunch that "culture influences people" because you got tango'd twenty years ago. Even when that happened no one set up a soft-drink drinkers register and required people to bring photo ID if they wanted a dandilion and burdock.
>> No. 426049 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 5:00 pm
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If they maintain this level of incompetence, then bypassing it will be easy.
>> No. 426050 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 5:37 pm
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Can we assume that the ID providers will do the absolute minimum possible? What's the benefit to them in making it robust, s long as it's deemed adequate?
If they start needing to pull a token penny off a credit card, there are going to be a lot of pre-paids being used once and snuffed. That, or I'll take paypal payments, give me a quid and I'll load a penny onto my card for you to use.
It's just all so cretinous. Still, hardly worse than government gateway, eh?
>> No. 426053 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 7:05 pm
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>>426050
One of the two main providers owns the majority of the free "tube" sites, and are less than rigorous when it comes to enforcing the copyright of their paid competitors whose content end up uploaded to said sites, so if they want to be competitive they'll have to do more than the bare minimum to get by.

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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. 28430 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 2:32 pm
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I'm in a group of friends whom I enjoy the presence of and wouldn't want to alienate for the world. The problem is, most of them are really deeply into astrology.

Normally I wouldn't mind, but recently almost every conversation is about star signs and I'm having to fight the sceptic in me very hard. I've seen my own family be ripped off by custom horoscope quackery; I've seen what happens when people willing shut off their sceptical mind barriers and get sucked in to this bullshit.

When they aren't talking about how the moon affects your personality, they are great to be around, but it's just really tiring to have to keep it zip when I just want to grab some of them and ask them to listen to themselves. Sometimes they get so close too - things like "well we're both virgo rising but we're completely different" or whatever.

I know it's me that's the odd one out, but I don't want to exclude myself from a friend group over this, but I also don't want to really talk to them about it because I don't want to create a fracture or aggro -- that'd be so scorpio of me.

I'm just really torn, since this is the first real big friend group I've been a part of and I don't want to fuck it up.
>> No. 28431 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 2:41 pm
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>>28430
This is the type of thing your typical Sagittarius would post.
>> No. 28432 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 2:42 pm
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>>28430
You just need to disagree in a friendly and jochular way, surely? Though I suppose that's more difficult if that's what they're all into and talking about it all the time, it's not like they think something weird about taxes and it almost never actually comes up.
>> No. 28433 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 2:50 pm
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>>28430
If you being tsundere for Mystic Meg bollocks is typical of Saturn being in retrograde when you were born, they'll give you a pass. Just don't be a dick about calling it bollocks.
>> No. 28435 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 6:15 pm
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>>28432
>>28433
But this is the issue, I'm not sure quite how deeply held these beliefs are - I know for a couple of them, they've been into it for as long as I've known them (4 years), but some have only started talking about it recently.

If I start even taking the piss out of it even lightly, I don't want them to take it as an attack on their beliefs, and I've never been the best at judging where that line is.

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>> No. 62741 R4GE
19th March 2019
Tuesday 3:21 pm
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Vorderman from the front.
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>> No. 63141 YubYub
19th April 2019
Friday 12:22 am
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Where do I go from here?
>> No. 63142 Moralfag
19th April 2019
Friday 12:23 am
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What am I doing with my life?
>> No. 63143 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 9:39 am
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>>63140

You can't stop now. This thread ends when either you or Vorderman are dead.
>> No. 63144 R4GE
19th April 2019
Friday 11:07 am
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>>63143
Vorderman died when she abandoned Whiteley to the wolves.
>> No. 63145 Ambulancelad
19th April 2019
Friday 2:30 pm
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>>63140
Take the bank holiday off, kid, you've earnt it.

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>> No. 8980 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:10 pm
/beat/8980 ITT: Songs in a foreign language
Ásgeir Trausti - Heimförin (Icelandic folk music)

https://www.youtube.com/v/kzSJBhPFTcY

Kaizers Orchestra - Knekker Deg Til Sist (Norwegian alt-rock)

https://www.youtube.com/v/mYrPdOCM4y0

Chetes - Camino a Casa (apparently this counts as pop rock in Mexico)

https://www.youtube.com/v/qNuuzGN9WRg

I guess songs in English by non-native speaking artists are fine too.
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>> No. 11441 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 6:56 pm
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you lads are sleeping on BAND-MAID ngl
>> No. 11442 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:25 pm
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>>11441

I haven't clicked yet but that sounds like a Babymetal rip off.
>> No. 11443 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:26 pm
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>>11442

Oh they're actually good though.
>> No. 11444 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:54 pm
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The Japanese have been mixing metal/rock with j-pop for a while though. Maximum the Hormone are a prime example of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY9Cr0a5dCs
>> No. 11733 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 1:50 pm
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>> 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

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/08/new-brexit-party-stands-ready-defend-democracy/

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

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/08/thousands-tory-party-members-defect-Jimmy-Savilles-brexit-party/

Rebel Labour MPs set to quit party and form centre group

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/02/rebel-labour-mps-set-to-quit-party-and-form-centre-group
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>> No. 85593 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 9:08 pm
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>Why did nobody check the guidance? Why didn't they think to call up and ask? Did they come up with the design and press submit over Nando's?
British politics will make a lot more sense if you 'imagine' that:
(a) Everyone there is half-arsing their day job like a student half-arsing their essay the day before the deadline having done none of the reading
(b) Everyone's incompetence lacks a lower bound. The best the competent can hope for is to be gracefully shunted to the lords in recognition of their refusal to resign and do something else with their lives.
It really is awe inspiring.
>> No. 85594 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 9:22 pm
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>>85592
>In fairness, "change" is a bit misleading when their entire platform is about maintaining the status quo
Go home, Guido.
>> No. 85595 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 10:06 pm
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>>85594
Blissful thought, if you dwell on it: Their aim is not to maintain the status quo. That is no longer possible. Their aim is to restore the last 'status quo' that we knew. That status quo is gone, dead, never to be restored. Even if we were to decide to remain in the EU, we've passed the point of no return. Real change is easier than putting humpty dumpy together again. It follows on from this that we're in another moment of historical flux. You can be pessemistic about that if you want (we could go in a very bad direction), but the reopening of the possibility for change is fundamentally optimistic. If we can change now, we can change again and if progressive forces seem to be on the back-foot now then it's worth looking back at the delusional froth of the right-wing in 70s Britain. From "Labour has won 4 of the 5 previous elections" to 18 years of Tory rule in less time than we've learned it takes to leave the European Union...
>> No. 85596 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 10:43 pm
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>>85595
>That status quo is gone, dead, never to be restored.
Go on.
>> No. 85597 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 6:48 am
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>>85596
That depends on what variant of the old status quo you want. Are we turning the clock back to 2001, 2005, 2010 or 2015, or some other date? I appreciate that's an oversimplifying question, but a more detailed one would probably become an impossible to answer mess.
Generally speaking: It's very rare for an old status quo to be restored once it's been broken with. Off the top of my head I can think of none except status quo ante peace treaties, and even those rarely avoid the changes brought on by the fact a war happened even if no territory changed hands. I don't have a mechanism for that broad trend.

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>> 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. 425683 Anonymous
5th April 2019
Friday 11:34 pm
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>>425630

Did you have to Stand Back?
>> No. 425832 Anonymous
12th April 2019
Friday 2:20 pm
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I woke and came on here to discover the post number and Anonymous had swapped sides. Then I woke up properly and they've always been that way.
>> No. 425858 Anonymous
13th April 2019
Saturday 9:03 am
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I was editing together an episode of It's Always Sunny where the gang turn into the Fly from the film The Fly, and also George Lucas was in the episode, also turning into a Fly monster.
>> No. 425917 Anonymous
15th April 2019
Monday 9:40 am
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I just now had a dream where I was toying around with bottle rockets that I had modified and wanted to get to fly 500 metres high and explode with a particularly big boom. But the rocket that I then lit up failed miserably and exploded on a neighbour's roof. My neighbour was getting ready to call the police, and I had to persuade him not to, by promising that I would never do something like that again.
>> No. 426010 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 1:21 am
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I had a dream last night that my indoor plants, like my ficus and dracaena and rubber tree, had grown into kind of an indoor forest that was consuming my whole livingroom.

Kind of a cool thought, to have your place covered in vegetation like that. Maybe I will do that for real someday.

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>> No. 19039 Anonymous
15th April 2019
Monday 10:15 pm
/news/19039 Notre Dame cathedral ablaze
Very sad news. It's home to many priceless artefacts and artworks, including woodwork that dates to the 13th century. It's believed to have started due to the current construction work.

If there's one small, silver lining, it's that we'll probably take extra precautions when renovating the House of Commons.
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>> No. 19075 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 8:55 pm
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>>19074
You're overthinking it, Kassam is just another hot take Heinrich. I feel bad for even having posted it now, but I did it anyway so that means nothing.
>> No. 19077 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 12:09 pm
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>>19073
The Catholic Church doesn't own Notre Dam Cathedral, the State does.
>> No. 19080 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 10:52 pm
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I did see President Frog on the news saying he's opening up an "international fund" fir the repairs. I thought that was a bit cheeky. You have an international fund when there's a natural disaster, not because your favourite church set on fire, sacre bleu.
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18th April 2019
Thursday 10:52 pm
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I did see President Frog on the news saying he's opening up an "international fund" fir the repairs. I thought that was a bit cheeky. You have an international fund when there's a natural disaster, not because your favourite church set on fire, sacre bleu.
>> No. 19082 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 11:09 pm
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France has a pretty large diaspora. It's probably a way of expediting donations from wealthy French-Americans and what have you. I mean, billionaires are lining up to fund the restoration anyway so why not help things along? Good for the public purse and all that.

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>> No. 425247 Anonymous
18th March 2019
Monday 1:45 pm
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New mid-week thread.

I've got the feeling I was meant to look something up but I can't remember what and it's bugging me.
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>> No. 425952 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 8:12 pm
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I've got this album on CD. It's fucking amazing. I want a live show of it.

Get another Kickstarter going, Kunt.
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17th April 2019
Wednesday 10:12 pm
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I made the mistake of buying Smarties mini eggs because they were 90g for £1 whereas Cadbury's are 80g for the same price. I should have gone with quality over quantity.
>> No. 425969 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 2:37 am
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>>425961
I cannot believe it is Easter already.
>> No. 425997 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 3:45 pm
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>I've always liked Michael Young's framing of meritocracy: a term he coined in the negative, describing a class unto itself.

Does the rise in the so-called meritocracy coincide with the decline of industry in this country? If you back 50/60 years then it didn't matter if you didn't try hard at school because it was almost guaranteed that there'd be a job for you for life at the local factory, down the pit or whatever. There may have been lower social mobility but those at the bottom were still able to build a nice, if somewhat modest, life for themselves where they could afford to buy a house from a relatively early age.

My Dad left school at the age of 14 and spent almost 35 years working in the same factory, a job he got because his brother worked there. I don't think he ever earned much more than £20,000 before he retired in his late fifties due to being a member of a final salary pension scheme. That was enough for him to buy a house, raise two kids, own a nearly new Rover 400 and go abroad on holiday almost every year.

Once those industries were decimated then if you didn't try hard at school or have much in the way of aspiration then you were pretty much fucked and apparently it's all your fault for not having the benefit of hindsight. Throw in some people becoming docile because of the welfare state and others believing their brilliant entrepreneurs solely because their wealth has grown due to house price rises and you can see why we are where we are now.
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18th April 2019
Thursday 9:50 pm
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It's all about wealth generation and the distribution thereof. Back when your dad was in the workforce, work productivity was a tiny fraction of what it is today in terms of output per man hour. With today's technology, a single worker can output ten times as much in a given time period as in the mid-20th century. This stark rise in productivity was anticipated by sociologists and futurists alike in the 50s and 60s.

The fallacy that they then committed, however, was that they assumed that all that increase in productivity and fewer man hours needed to maintain a certain level of output would mean that workers would get to spend more time off with no loss of pay. I've got stacks of old issues of Popular Mechanics in my basement still from my dad from the late 1950s to early 60s, and in them, you can read loopy visions of the future, of people barely working three days a week as early as the 1980s, and spending their income and all their free time on holidays to space stations orbiting Earth.

What went wrong was that all these increases in productivity ended up not being paid out to workers and employees, but they led to competitors undercutting each other on prices per unit on goods markets. And it kind of makes sense from an economist's view point. In industries were you have oligopolic competiton, enterprises will tend to see increases in productivity as a cost advantage against other competitors. So the price for a good goes down nearly the same way as productivity has increased. This in turn means that not only do workers not see wage increases, but as time goes by and technology evolves yet more, workers will be made redundant because machines tend to outperform human workers many times over and at much lower cost. And therefore, increases in productivity have not generated more wealth for the common worker.

Also, you have to consider the role of capital. Capital wants to see interest, and as that interest is generated through investment returns, for example from investments in factories and companies, that money then needs to appreciate as well. So what you have is an enormous feedback loop of compounded interest over decades that has made certain segments of the population obscenely wealthy in the last 150 years and especially in the globalised world of the last 20 to 30 years, but today, there is just so much capital that all of it will not appreciate unless you take chunks out of the paychecks of the people who actually generate that wealth through their own hands' work. From that perspective, every quid that is paid to workers won't go into somebody's return on investment.

And then you notice very quickly where it has been going from there. Nearly all industrialised countries in the last 25 years have seen countless "job market reforms", ostensibly to make the job markets more flexible, but what they really did was take away most of the workers' share of the wealth that they generate. And it isn't just your actual monthly pay, but also things like job security and other marks of a person's standard of living that have eroded.

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18th April 2019
Thursday 9:22 pm
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18th April 2019
Thursday 9:43 pm
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>> No. 4779 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 10:59 pm
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One of the worst things of commuting via the Tube is the smell. Cheap cologne, halitosis, sweat, rotting organic matter, I never got used to it. A couple of month ago I was on the Tube, sandwiched between a Polish worker smelling like rotting kielbasa and a British lady that tried to drown her revolting period smell with cologne, wondering whether to commit suicide or hope for a terrorist attack.

Then I noticed that the person in front of me had no smell. Nothing, no stink, no chemical odour, not even the fresh smell of somebody that just showered. Just nothing. I put on my glasses and started looking at him, and I noticed that he was sitting still as a stone, completely immobile, not reacting to any of the many "distractions" of the commute. He did not even flinch when a young member of the local fauna screamed at 60 decibel next to his ear.

I went on my commute, and forgot about him, but the next days I started noticing other people showing the same characteristics. My enhanced sense of smell, a curse on my life since childhood, allowed me to spot them, but I could not see any of them standing up, or interacting with anything in the coach. I managed to observe some peculiar facts, however:

They always travelled alone. I have never seen more than one of them in a train, except for a special occasion I will talk about later.
They never interacted with anyone or anything.
They never reacted to any phenomena, no matter how dangerous or unpleasant.
Their look and dress were unremarkable, so unremarkable that I had serious difficulties in keeping my gaze on them. A second of distraction was enough to forget about them until I was off the train.
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>> No. 4791 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 5:52 pm
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Ok this is just silly now. I've lost interest.
>> No. 4792 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 7:07 pm
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My instinct drove me to get as far away as possible from the mess I made. It was the first time I hit somebody with a killer intent, even in my worst rages I always felt that killing somebody would be innately wrong, unnatural. This time, killing that silly, horrible creature was natural, the sanest and best thing to do.

Maybe it was just sanctioned by the immediate situation, so I did it. I had a lot of thinking to do, and this time I did not spend much time admiring the local culture. There will be time for that, afterwards. After five stops, I found myself in an empty station, nobody was around although it was the middle of the day.

Maybe those people liked to have a "siesta" during the hottest hours of the day. I helped myself with some food left in a counter in an empty shop, evidently those people did not fear thieves or vandals. I had never eaten rice so thick and spicy in my life, my next bathroom experience was going to be a blazing nightmare.

I sat down on a beautifully decorated wooden bench, and I waited. At about three the activity resumed, lots of happy, people coming and going without a care in the world.

I started thinking in a deep way. I never regarded myself as "good" or "bad", I never identified in any ideal or in any belief. I always went with the flow, doing whatever was expected from me and refraining from doing whatever was frowned upon. About 99% of what I thought and did, was a direct consequence of what society asked. Outside that society, I was nothing. I only had a vague awareness that I was living in an horrible, smelly place.

Now I was in a different place, much happier and more colourful, and the first thing I did was killing somebody? What kind of person I was, when put outside my society?
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18th April 2019
Thursday 7:27 pm
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For now, I was just an observer. I spent several hours looking at that strange culture, those people were colourful in their clothing and manner, completely different from the grey and miserable commuters from the Tube. Often they erupted in loud laughter, spontaneous dancing or slapstick. They looked like they always lived their life onstage, and they always went around in their strange eight or six people group. Maybe their culture had no individuality, only a series of small group consciousness? I will never know.

At some point, the hands of the big clock went on a symmetrical position, and a group of six incredibly tall ladies started singing something like soul music, filling the station with their beautiful voices. I wanted to cry, to scream, to stand up and kneel in front of them, to ask humbly to be accepted by their community. But I kept myself on the bench, I was sure that they would have been repulsed by me like I was repulsed by the little bloodsucker. I am short, doughy, pastry skinned, obese and without tattoos, probably I would have looked like a monster to them.
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18th April 2019
Thursday 8:22 pm
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I spent a couple of days there. Nobody ever glanced in my direction, even the cleaning ladies cleaned the floor all around me without ever looking. I ate in the restaurant during the nights or the siesta, taking small portions of the mildest foods. They never noticed, or they were too noble-minded to deny food to a shy beggar. Every day, the ladies sang and every time my heart melted. Why those people should be so happy, while I was born in the shittiest culture of my planet?

I noticed is that there were some people that walked alone, silent, dressed in simple white robes. Nobody interacted with them, and everyone just fell silent and averted their eyes. Maybe they were mourners or people punished for some crime. One day I saw that lady from my first trip, dressed in that white robe, alone, silent, vulnerable.

Something in my mind snapped, never to heal back.

I stood up in the nearly empty station, and I followed her, my backpack in one hand and a telescopic baton in the other. I left my country, my job and my life because I wanted to be happy, and I was going to take the happiness somehow.

I reached her halfway on some stairs, she did not hear me until it was too late. She turned around and when she noticed me her eyes went round, her mouth and nostrils opening in a mixture of fear and disgust. I did not gave her time to scream. I pushed her down the stairs, hard. She fell down, trying to grab the handrail, but I hit her hard on the hand, then on the head, until she was half unconscious. I tied up her wrists with some electricians zip ties (perfect for this kind of things) and I raped her furiously. She was completely dry, and I had to struggle before I could get inside her. I ripped her dress, I punched her in her most vulnerable places, I did anything possible to get a reaction. She just laid down like a broken doll, looking at me with eyes full of disgust and piety.

When I finished I stood up, unsure on what to do. I gave in to my most bestial urges, but I did not get any pleasure from it. The lady just brought her hands to her ripped dress and took a ceremonial dagger out from a hidden pocket, then she slashed her own throat in a single movement. She could have killed me from the beginning, but she was already so defiled by my presence that she preferred to die.

That was the moment that my humanity dried up and died.

I walked to the platform and took the first train. Seven stops later, and I was in a different reality. In that world, people looked either Russians or Chinese, the coach was like something from the fifties, people smelled bad, drank, smoked and fought without any reason. In the week I spent there, I've seen more than two dozens of brawls and at least one homicide. That place was the first reality where I faced and killed a man in a (more or less) fair fight.
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>> No. 4795 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 8:34 pm
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Now I am in this reality. I have somehow access to the Internet, my first phone was fried up when I tried to connect it to a local charger. Now I am using a local phone (do not ask).

You can get to other realities, if you follow one of the Passengers. The only problem is that the reality you will get to will be tailored to you. A good person will end up in a pleasant place, somebody like me will always end in a Hell. You cannot run away from your own soul. You can run away from an abusive boss or husband, but if you are tainted you will end up with another boss or husband even more abusive than the first.

In my years of travel I have been discovered sometimes. I always agreed to guide other people outside their realities, even if I always discouraged it. Some of them thanked me and went on their merry way, one of them tried to kill me, another one offered to mate with me (I refused).

I've called it the "Eternal Subway". If you want to ride it, be my guest. Just remember that you cannot go back.

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>> No. 27073 Anonymous
13th April 2019
Saturday 9:13 pm
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This is what Kirtaner has been reduced to for hosting 420chan, what do you think purp?

Not quite a shed, but definitely grim. I'd give him advice, but I'd probably get banned. His mod team is cult like.
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>> No. 27093 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 11:16 pm
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That's a fair whack, but not massive if you're running a business I suppose. Still, that'll be another headache for him if he truly is skint.

I've tried to follow this back and forth today and it seems 4chan's /asp/ has been reporting his Patreon for community violations, not because he streams per se, but because they think he is scamming with the donations. Apparently, someone offered to invest and it was quickly deleted and buried and now in classic 4chan style it's a big deal.

Their thinking is that a mark wanting in on the con would interfere with the con, so it was shut down, but I think it was probably deleted for linking funding 420chan with funding taima.tv which would probably get him in trouble with Patreon and possibly WWE/UFC.

A few more interesting things will no doubt occur, but I'll leave the updates there. I hope he gets back on his feet and whatnot.
>> No. 27094 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 10:00 am
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>>27076
Spardot is a horrible, petty, cantankerous person. Looks fade but she'll be a bitch forever.

>>27077
>420chan gets maybe twice as much traffic as we do
Do you have any stats to back that up? Because from their front page:

>Current Users: 53,211
>Total Posts: 26,443,751
>Active Content: 47.8GB
>Posts made in the last 24 hours: 9,195

Honestly they're massive compared to us. We probably get 0.1% of their posts a day. (Assuming we get ~9 a day).

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>> No. 27096 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 10:39 am
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>>27090
I'll play the devil's advocate here a bit. It is also pretty alright to be able to run it out your basement in a situation like his, when shit has hit the fan (let's indeed ignore what had led to such outcome for a while).
>>27094
No data about the daily average bandwidth usage?
>> No. 27097 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 11:59 am
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Kirtaner is lying out of his arse with that, genuinely. Open a tab on each board and just watch. Their busiest boards, by his own admission, are /wooo/ and /h/ and /wooo/ crawls and goes ages without a post at times. He is counting taima.tv hits into that data, he must be.
>> No. 27098 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 7:41 pm
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Yeah I agree actually. Those numbers quoted in >>27094 aren't even close to accurate.

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>> 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


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-charity-shop-finally-says-10780879

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. 18906 Anonymous
6th April 2019
Saturday 11:44 pm
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I live in Gloucestershire and that's the sort of hilarious crime we get around here, always with a headline dripping with sarcasm. Things are often stupid but rarely malicious. Bloke even looks like a supermarket worker I know.
>> No. 18907 Anonymous
7th April 2019
Sunday 10:37 am
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>aggravated vehicle taking

Could there not be a better name for this? "Aggravated" sounds like there was fury or dissatisfaction involved. The act seems more... Cavalier.
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18th April 2019
Thursday 7:54 am
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Coastguard release photo of object that sparked huge River Hull search for ‘body’

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/coastguard-release-photo-object-sparked-2772440
>> No. 19078 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 3:14 pm
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>>19076

He looks like a cheeky chappy bet he did for a lark.
>> No. 19079 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 3:20 pm
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It looks like the BFG from the 80s animated film. My money is on some scallies taking him from a local scarecrow festival and throwing it in the river.

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>> No. 4521 Anonymous
10th July 2018
Tuesday 12:27 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBtAWquCFqo

I believe him.

I expect the reputation management crew to be here any minute.
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>> No. 4774 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 3:39 pm
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What is this schizophrenic garbage?
>> No. 4775 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 4:02 pm
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>>4774

Brian Harvey made the news by posting a startling string of videos but if you're asking what he's claiming exactly, it's too convoluted to easily tell.
>> No. 4776 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 5:31 pm
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Basically he has been stitched up like a kipper by the masons/paedolads in the entertainment industry.

He's tried to bring it to light, and has got shut the fuck down and labelled mad by anyone and everyone.

This, in its turn, is sending him genuinely mad.
>> No. 4777 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 5:41 pm
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>>4776

He ran himself over in his own car in 2005, supposedly because he had eaten too many baked potatoes. Harvey's psychological problems are not new.
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18th April 2019
Thursday 3:13 pm
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>> No. 425307 Anonymous
19th March 2019
Tuesday 4:02 pm
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Anyone seen this before or know where it was taken?
That's evelyn de rotschild poking charlie in the chest btw - seriously, who could get away with this?
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>> No. 425971 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 2:46 am
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>>425966

You more likely got banned for using 'tactical' where 'strategic' is the correct term.
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18th April 2019
Thursday 3:05 am
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Seriously though, why was I permanently banned and my post memory-holed for posting this image?

It's no real skin off my nose since I just got a VPN in preparation for the upcoming porn blockage so I'm just curious about what motivated the mod to do it.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 425975 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 3:17 am
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Because you're being a tedious cunt. WTF cares about some email that Hillary wrote to someone else? This is a British site and this bullshit is absolutely nothing to do with us, and you're a tedious cunt.
>> No. 425989 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 11:15 am
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Obviously because the mods are a cadet branch of the Rochchild dynasty and need to keep you shtum so the servers can stay funded.

Or you're a dickhead.
>> No. 425991 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 11:24 am
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Why would Hillary's email address be HDR22 on her own website? I feel like the real conspiracy here is who are HDR 1-21???

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>> 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. 13082 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 7:41 pm
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Incredible. So after talking with him and agreeing with him again yesterday that it should be fine for me to get Friday off he's put me on the timetable for Friday.
I'm more annoyed that he wouldn't just say 'no this is not possible', fucks sake.
>> No. 13083 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 5:48 pm
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I can't work out if the fat kid at work vaguely smells of piss or vaguely smells of popcorn.
>> No. 13084 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 6:25 pm
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>>13083
I woke a couple of times last week smelling popcorn. I hope I wasn't getting molested by fat lads in my sleep, that would really bother me.
>> No. 13108 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 4:47 pm
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Someone sincerely talked about "being good corporate citizens of [our employer]" today. I know it kind of was a business strategy meaning, but that doesn't mean you've got to use language like that.

>>13084
You probably just dribbled a bit of piss in your sleep.
>> No. 13109 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 9:58 am
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It sounds awful whatever its bloody meaning is. The sugar coating probably makes it even worse.

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>> 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: 694176 No. 14921 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 7:38 pm

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Isn't a week long ban for getting around a wordfilter a bit excessive? I'd have thought a one day ban, tops, would suffice.

This isn't ban evasion, either. I'm simply at someone else's house.
>> ID: 33a0e6 No. 14922 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 8:52 pm

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>Isn't a week long ban for getting around a wordfilter a bit excessive?
I'd say you got off rather lightly there.
>> ID: 694176 No. 14923 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 9:20 pm

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>>14922
Let's face it, the wordfilters are little more than forced memes from the mods. Some of them, such as losing the rhyming from "only a nonce needs a quick response", are objectively poorer than the words they've replaced.
>> ID: 173e15 No. 14924 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 6:53 am

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>>14923

The wordfilters are mostly there to discourage the same tedious discussions of race, chronic masturbators, and fisherman's breakfasts from repeating over and over.
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18th April 2019
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If that's the case then we need a lot more ones about trannies.

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>> No. 28349 Anonymous
13th April 2019
Saturday 6:58 pm
/emo/28349 Aphantasia: mind-blindness
Hi all. This is the first time I've ever posted in /emo/ since I'm becoming increasingly sure that I may have a condition that's been tentatively dubbed 'aphantasia'. This revelation has actually made me rather upset.

I feel I should stress from the outset that I'm not the sort of person who shops around for psychopathologies or neurological quirks, rashly concluding 'Aha! I must have that!' since it sounds interesting, or vaguely describes some of my behaviour in specific circumstances. I'm not prone to self-diagnosis and would describe myself as quite mentally healthy. But the description of this apparent condition sounds exactly like my ordinary life, and I can't imagine how wonderful the alternative is.

Basically the word 'aphantasia' means the inability to voluntarily create mental images. I don't have a 'mind's eye', I cannot form 'mental pictures'. All my life I have assumed those terms were metaphors for holding concepts and ideas in one's head. It is mind-boggling to me that other people can apparently form actual pictures in their minds that they can then look at, whether they're memories or daydreaming or the result of reading fiction.

I can't summon images of people I've known or places I've been. I can tell you if a picture of something I recognise looks wrong, but not by any form of internal comparison - I would just sort of know. I've had people say to me that the film representation of so-and-so or such-and-such looks wrong, and I've agreed, but not because I have ever been capable of imagining what they look like. I've always just remembered the words from the book, and noticed the disconnect onscreen.

Take a look at this BBC article on the subject:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34039054

One of the first sentences is 'Most people can readily conjure images inside their head - known as their mind's eye'. You have no idea how shocking that is to me, the way it's written so curtly and obviously. I never imagined that people other than savants could do this sort of thing at all. There's a semi-official test for aphantasia by a research group at the university of Exeter here:

https://wh.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=148940557153
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>> No. 28425 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 12:05 pm
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>>28424

I meant I was wondering whether many more people listen to him rather than read his books.
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17th April 2019
Wednesday 12:09 pm
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>>28407

You sound a bit like that guy who was awaiting a lung transport and got banned for being a grumpy cunt. (Although I kind of thought he had the right to be a grumpy cunt, considering.)
>> No. 28427 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 12:54 pm
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>>28425

I think that they almost certainly do.
>> No. 28428 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 9:00 pm
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>Also, I do dream in images.
Ah, right. I was wondering about that.

I wonder if dreams are (therefore) a different part of the brain. Dreaming is like being plugged into the Matrix, it replaces your sensory function entirely, which isn't quite the same as conjuring mental images while fully conscious.

Ooh, interesting thought - if you dream and then wake up, you can't imagine what you were just seeing, even though it was a product of your imagination in the first place. Now that's some fuckery.
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18th April 2019
Thursday 2:52 am
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>if you dream and then wake up, you can't imagine what you were just seeing

I can. Unless I really try and preserve it, the image fades quickly. In some memorable cases, I remember dreams from 15 years ago.

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