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

How long do you think it will be until we're fully back to normal?
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>> No. 28600 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 12:24 pm
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>>28597

hmm that looks almost like an inflection point at the start of November, we still have time lads!
>> No. 28601 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 12:45 pm
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>>28590
Pack your souvenir stand.
>> No. 28602 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 1:12 pm
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I've never found clowns scary. Until today.
>> No. 28603 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 6:15 pm
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>>28599
The same folk who give it the jingoism are the same who refuse to follow the measure given to reduce the spread.
>> No. 28604 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 10:24 pm
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>>28602

I have a clown fetish, but this still horrified me. She doesn't seem to acknowledge that she's in full clown makeup. The backstory in my mind is that she was in an abusive relationship with a vindictive tattooist and now she's trying to move past it. There was a meeting at the public health department about Halloween, it all got painfully awkward and she ended up doing the video because everyone was too polite to mention the full-face clown tattoo and she didn't want to be defined by her past. One of the lads in the office pretended that he knew sign language, just to try and draw some attention away from the poor girl.

The woman in the hooded onesie always dresses like that, she's just terribly depressed. The department really should sack her because she never does any work and her personal hygiene is atrocious, but she's the only one who knows how to unjam the printer and reset the wifi.

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

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

...someone get the bloody kettle on!
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>> No. 5052 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:01 pm
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>>5050
I think Greenwald's just become a bit of a daftie.
>> No. 5053 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:15 pm
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>>5052

He'll be pretty much unemployable now. Although I'm sure breitbart will have him. They like daftie bummers.
>> No. 5054 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:26 pm
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>>5050

Greenwald was an opinion columnist, influential on the left wing in the United States.

In June 2013, while at The Guardian, he wrote a series of reports on the documents released by Snowden.

Won both a George Polk Award and a Pulitzer Prize for the reporting.

Founded The Intercept with Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill, where he was co-editor for several years. In October 2020, he announced his resignation from the publication, accusing it of politically motivated censorship.
>> No. 5055 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:59 pm
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>>5054
Seems like a pretty upstanding dude.
>> No. 5056 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 10:22 pm
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>>5054
So basically he's done a David Icke and gone from legitimate reporter to batshit conspiracist?

He seems to think the media are suppressing the story. The reality seems to be that they just don't think there's anything in it because the story has more holes in it than a Brazilian on the Tube.

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>> No. 86935 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 8:41 pm
/pol/86935 UK election 2019
This man is not going to be the next Prime Minister of the UK, and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 90925 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 8:50 pm
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>>90912

>Ben Bradley brought up "cultural Marxism" the other day while ranting on Twitter, but apparently that charming repackaging of the Nazi-era lie

I don't think you have to be a nazi to beleive that there is a value bias that has affected the objectivity various acedemic fields. It has been demonstrated.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_affair
>> No. 90926 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:02 pm
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You're not wrong, but the situation is really fucked up by the fat that the world is largely being run by people who share similar views. Go back pre-2016: Most western leaders are a combination of pro-Israel, pro-Globalization, and at ease with the role of the financial sector in the current economy. Even now, it's only really around the edges of Globalization that this has been challenged.

So you've got a situation where nutters are going off talking about the zionist globalist bankers, while the American president is sending aid to Israel, pushing for big free trade deals, and judging his economic performance mainly by the success of the financial sector. It's hard not to see the incentive for some members of the latter to try and conflate all of their critics with the former. (Not necessarily even consciously or maliciously. They've got a lot on their plate, do they really have the time to make a distinction between the two?) But of course in doing so, you increase the incentive for the second group to trust disingenuous nutters who're saying it's all slander about them too. So everyone just talks past one another. Which works out fine for the status quo politicians, even if it throws innocent people (Both those victimized by the nutters, and those accused of being nutters by association) being hurt.

Basically, the complexity of reality has by far exceeded the level of nuance any reasonable human being is capable of applying to situations. Hell, I've only reached this position because I don't fit neatly in with anyone: Pro-Israel, mixed on globalization, and anti-Financial sector. (But not anti-Industry.)
>> No. 90927 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:12 pm
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>>90925
The Sokal Affair was more about credentialism than about value bias.
>> No. 90928 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 10:04 pm
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>>90927

I don't know where you got that idea, because that isn't what he believed; to quote his own explanations-

in A PHYSICIST EXPERIMENTS WITH CULTURAL STUDIES

"Would a leading North American journal of cultural studies--whose editorial collective includes such luminaries as Fredric Jameson and Andrew Ross--publish an article liberally salted with nonsense if (a) it sounded good and (b) it flattered the editors' ideological preconceptions?

The answer, unfortunately, is yes"


and in beyond the hoax he gave his reasoning as

"With the phenomena of postmodernist literally intellectuals pontificating on science and its philosophy and making a complete bungle of both, I decided to write a parody of postmodern scientific criticism to see whether it could get accepted as a serious scholarly article in a trendy academic journal."
>> No. 90929 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 10:17 pm
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>>90926
When you say "pro-Israel" what does that actually mean? Because when I see that I just think that's someone who hates Arabs and doesn't mind that Israel is an apartheid state. I don't think Israel should or could be spirited away, but I can't say I'm "pro-Israel" because to me, that is a racist statement.

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


I've organised a date for the weekend but have come to realise that I'd better keep something of a conversation going unless I want to be stood up. This is going to be tedious. I might want to think about doing some work today as well.
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>> No. 439955 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 10:35 am
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They rehydrate it with weird American gravy.
>> No. 439956 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 10:40 am
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>>439955
And that is even more disgusting than sticking a burger/"sausage" inside one.
>> No. 439957 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 11:15 am
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>>439956

That just looks like somebody's been sick.
>> No. 439959 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:34 pm
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Sainsbury's French stick is a bit of a disappointment.
>> No. 439960 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:46 pm
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Any particular recommendations for an external hard drive or is it much of a muchness? Thinking of ~2TB.

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>> No. 24177 Anonymous
25th August 2020
Tuesday 9:58 am
/e/24177 new graphics card
I'm in the market for a new graphics card - I believe that the RTX 2060 family is the one to go for, but would appreciate any advice/experience - there seem to be millions of versions, all with pretty small variations. Pictured is the ASUS one I am thinking of.

Don't want to spend much more than 500 quid.

What would you buy in this price range?
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>> No. 24509 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 12:47 am
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AMD's "Big NAvi" line up of 6000 series cards were announced today and all 2 go toe to toe with their Nvidia competitor (according to AMD's benchmarks) and they've announced people with 5000 series Ryzen chips + 500 series motherboards will get direct memory access functionality for all the 6000 series cards.

Going to wait for reviews to drop for both the 3070 partner models and the whatever Sapphire release for the RX 6800 before I dip my toes, either way you're looking at £500-600 this gen for a mid range card from BOTH companies and that is at least some progress. Hopefully AMD making back some ground here lets things get more competitive on pricing.
>> No. 24510 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 1:38 am
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The 6700 and presumably 6700XT is the one to really get excited about, if they can market that for £400 like they did the 5700XT it'll knock Nvidia's offering stone dead. They appear to have played it very conservatively with the 3070, despite all the hype, but of course we have to remember they'll just up the clocks and bash out a Super and Ti version at the same price as soon as AMD get its competition out.
>> No. 24515 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 10:50 am
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>> No. 24520 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 8:43 pm
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I don't know if you keep up with tech news, but AMD addressed that a while ago so hopefully no worries on that front. They have invested a considerable amount of resources into driver stability going forward after the 5000 series was full of bugs.

>>24510

The budget 6500 and 6700 cards are going to be interesting price/performance wise. I doubt Nvidia will come close there either.

On a bit of a tangent, I'm between Graphics cards at the moment and I decided to dust off my Sapphire 290X Vapour-X. It uses an integrated vapour chamber + 3 fan shroud cooler not too dissimilar to the Xbox One X. I changed out the thermal paste on it and have it stable at 1125/1600Mhz and it's sitting at 71c under full load and it's 7 years old at this point. Not too shabby.

This was the last card AMD released to compete with Nvidia directly at the high end and it's STILL getting comparable results to the 580/590. This card was a complete fluke by AMDs standards at the time though, they hadn't released an Nvidia killer before that since the 7970.

Regardless, I think 2021 is going to be a very good year for PC gamers. DDR4 prices are coming down too FYI, from now until Christmas keep your eyes out. There is a massive over supply at the minute, but it'll self correct in January when retailers re-stock after the holiday.
>> No. 24522 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:10 pm
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>>24520
My 7950 still holds up to this day. I replaced it with a 2060 about a year ago, but the improvement realistically feels like nothing compared to the jump between my HD 4670 and the HD 7950.

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>> No. 67112 Auntiefucker
29th October 2020
Thursday 11:29 am
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Did you know that antisemites refuse to cover their noses when wearing masks? They believe they're saying to the world "look at me with my normal sized nose, I'm not trying to disguise who I am."
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>> No. 67125 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 6:05 pm
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Only if they're badly fitted, which corbyn's are. The man seems to be militantly opposed to wearing glasses that fit.

I suspect he takes them off by holding the arm, which warps the frame.
>> No. 67126 YubYub
29th October 2020
Thursday 7:53 pm
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>>67125
Oooh, look at you with your "fitted glasses", you posh sod.
>> No. 67127 YubYub
29th October 2020
Thursday 7:54 pm
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>>67123
Because that's the best he can get on the NHS and like a good comrade he's not going to be a class traitor and pay extra for private.
>> No. 67128 Searchfag
29th October 2020
Thursday 8:21 pm
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I bet that's the same shirt as in the OP picture but he doesn't separate his whites so colours have run into it in the wash over time.
>> No. 67129 Moralfag
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:07 pm
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>he doesn't separate his whites so colours have run into it
He's anti-racist, remember.

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>> No. 22298 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:07 pm
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I know I'm a bit late to the party but I'm considering getting either a PS4 or an Xbox One. I'm assuming these days there's little difference between the two other than having the odd exclusive title. I've seen a few Xbox One bundles in the region of £150 - £200 so I'll probably go for one of them as they're cheaper than what I've seen for the PS4.

Have I left it too late, as in are the next generation of consoles expected any day now? Also, which games do you lads recommend? I'm a bit out of the loop with gaming.
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>> No. 24516 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 11:14 am
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Nobody cares what they look like. The PS1 was a plasticky piece of shit, I still have one.
>> No. 24517 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 12:50 pm
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Remember when people used to joke about how huge the original Xbox was?
>> No. 24518 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 5:44 pm
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>>24516

Both the original Playstation and the smaller one both looked good though.
>> No. 24519 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 6:08 pm
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>>24516

>The PS1 was a plasticky piece of shit, I still have one.

It can't be that plasticky then. Apart from the dodgy laser pick-ups in the early units, it was a fantastically solid and reliable machine.
>> No. 24521 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 8:50 pm
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I do. White plastic has a habit of yellowing extremely quickly over time and nothing is really able to prevent it that is practical for a sitting room.

I probably wont buy one for that reason alone, I don't particularly want a giant manky beige box under my TV a few years from now.

They can give me a shout when they release a black model, It'll probably have some games by then too I can sink my teeth into.

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>> No. 5456 Anonymous
4th April 2014
Friday 3:02 am
/lit/5456 Vurt
This was really good.
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>> No. 7163 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 9:44 pm
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'He said […] if I wanted to know more about his work I should google him. I did and immediately saw many close-ups of his anus.'
>> No. 7164 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 11:06 pm
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If having an anus counts as work I'm owed quite a windfall in back payments, so to speak.
>> No. 7165 Anonymous
7th August 2020
Friday 7:58 am
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I found it lacking something, as if it only scratched the surface of what it could be.
>> No. 7167 Anonymous
26th October 2020
Monday 9:04 pm
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Never Trust a Rabbit is a collection of short stories, often morality tales, by Jeremy Dyson, the lesser known member of The League of Gentlemen. The first couple of stories were quite the chore to get through but after that it picks up markedly, although none of them were truly outstanding.
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29th October 2020
Thursday 8:17 pm
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>> No. 430053 Anonymous
31st August 2019
Saturday 8:53 am
/b/430053 Literal "what are you feeling right now" thread
Shamelessly stealing the very excellent idea from >>/101/28964

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

---Start---

I like birds but starlings are a massive noisy pain in the arse.
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>> No. 439944 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 1:27 am
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I had a particularly filthy girlfriend in my early 20s and I would always get her to clean me off orally after I'd fucked her. This is clearly the "alpha" move.

My next serious girlfriend we tended to use baby wipes, but it wasn't out of conscious planning, rather just because she seemingly had a packet stashed in every room for cleaning off her makeup. She had a bit of filth to her though so she wasn't averse to just falling asleep in the mess.

My current girlfriend is actually the more autistic out of the two of us (which is quite impressive considering how much of an autist I am) so she always runs off for a piss immediately after coitus because she once read that not doing so will give you a UTI.

Overall though I don't see how it's a problem if you have a shower in the morning. It's far from the most disgusting thing you do as a couple when you've been together a certain amount of time. I've always thought that sort of laxness is a marker of a relationship's growth- When you first start seeing someone it's fresh sheets every time they visit, but when you've been living together three years you sleep in that spunk for the next week and a half.
>> No. 439946 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:12 am
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>she always runs off for a piss immediately after coitus because she once read that not doing so will give you a UTI.

Suspicious behaviour, especially when it happens mid coitus. Maybe they don't like 'squirting' or something, but it definitely kills the mood to have your partner run off every five minites or so.
>> No. 439947 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:18 am
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What are you on about? He said after; whose girlfriend is going to the toilet every five minutes during sex?
>> No. 439953 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 9:31 am
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>>439946

Having a knob inside you and its thrusting motion stimulate the bladder. Most lasses I have had sex with quite frequently had to have a wee right after it.

Squirting is involuntary, I don't think a woman can just hold it in like a wee, not even for a quick run to the bathroom.

https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex/female-ejaculation#urine-and-ejaculate
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29th October 2020
Thursday 2:43 pm
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Nah she squirts like a fountain if I can be arsed putting in the work to get her there. Being stoned usually makes it easier, but of the 3 birds I've been able to make squirt, none of them were with my dick (even as mighty and impressive as it is, obvs). It's always a finger job, and your arm fucking aches afterwards.

It's literally because she once got a UTI and had a nasty reaction to the nitrofurantoin they gave her for it, so now she's incredibly paranoid about anything even remotely connected to causing UTIs, including lush bath bombs.

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>> No. 41102 Anonymous
18th May 2020
Monday 11:58 pm
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The thinking man's crumpet.
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>> No. 41623 Anonymous
26th October 2020
Monday 7:51 pm
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>>41622

Market rate of competitors, supply and demand and disposable income of potential buyers, one would presume.

Knobbing Belle, is a premium inelastic product so I would say this price is quite reasonable with consideration of those forces.
>> No. 41624 Anonymous
26th October 2020
Monday 8:23 pm
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>> No. 41625 Anonymous
26th October 2020
Monday 9:16 pm
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>>41624
That is very enjoyable and fascinating. As he says, we all need the OnlyFans money.
>> No. 41627 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 1:46 pm
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>>41622

I just mean the figure, it's £2,115.50. That's...odd. Comes to £2,538.60.

I just find that very strange. Doesn't appear to be a meme number or reference.
>> No. 41628 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 1:52 pm
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The site takes a cut of 20% if that helps explain it. I'm not going to do any maths but I don't think it does.

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>> No. 11742 Anonymous
3rd May 2019
Friday 6:12 pm
/beat/11742 What you feeling right now? Part V: Bach it up
Time for a new thread.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebjXsc0UjdQ
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>> No. 12561 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 1:35 pm
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>>12559

>if you know of any mixing artists like this, be sure to share :)

The words you're looking for are "live looping". I'll just leave this video here, which I enjoy for a couple of very round, very plump reasons.


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28th October 2020
Wednesday 2:27 pm
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Dub FX and MC Xander used to do a lot of that, only with pure vocals. Their whole vibe's probably a bit crusty for you if you're getting into it through this slickly-produced studio stuff though.
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29th October 2020
Thursday 1:05 am
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Stag dos look pants truth be told. I do wonder what mine will be like but I guess that would be something for the best man to organise and I'll just have to hope I don't end up going paintballing or 'owt daft like that.

The thought of getting married doesn't nearly bother me as much as all the nonsense involved. Worlds-collide everywhere and the whole thing is focused on you. Same reason I refuse to die.
>> No. 12564 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 1:26 am
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>Stag dos look pants truth be told

Then don't have one. It's pretty easy to have multiple best-men nowadays (add someone in who is old), and it's also fairly easy to ignore the industry around hen-nights/stag-dos - it's just a waste of money.

Getting married is easy, it's all the other bullshit around celebrating it that is the harder part. Just avoid it is my advice.
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29th October 2020
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>> No. 90075 Anonymous
26th July 2020
Sunday 5:10 pm
/pol/90075 in 100 days time
This man is going to become the President of the United States, and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 90893 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 12:27 pm
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Well, this time next week we'll know for sure whether it's better to read the polls, or foreign chans.
>> No. 90894 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 12:33 pm
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Bookies odds are pretty good at the moment if you want to put your money where your mouth is. Personally I reckon it will be a contested election so I'm not sure I can be arsed waiting until January to know.
>> No. 90895 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 12:40 pm
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15/8 for Trump to win, 6/1 to get the majority of the popular vote.
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28th October 2020
Wednesday 12:44 pm
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>Bookies odds are pretty good at the moment

Good for the bookmakers, but I'm not sure anyone else.
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29th October 2020
Thursday 9:01 am
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I think this comparison is interesting. For reference, the RCP he refers to is RealClearPolitics, another poll aggregator like 538, but considered more overtly conservative.

Trump is toast. He'll now ramp up the legal assault.

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>> No. 7993 Anonymous
9th October 2020
Friday 1:17 pm
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I've made the classic mistake of telling people I invest my money. Just my retired parents but I've been asked if I can help start them on doing something with their retirement savings (not their workplace pensions) which I've found out today is "not doing anything" (!)

Of course, I'm going to need to get them talking to a financial adviser but I should make sure I'm clued up myself. Since their retirement they've noticeably slowed down and will probably need me to explain things, make sure they're not getting doing anything stupid and help them manage more and more as time goes on. Any idea on where to start with specifically investing in retirement? It's going to be quite different to how I manage my money now (1. buy high 2. scream) but looking over a few guides from investor platforms I'm unsure on advice around bonds as they're not exactly the stellar investments they once were and putting a big chunk in an annuity scares me.

Just think, soon they might even have a free parker pen DEM CROSSWORDS WNT KNW WOT HIT 'EM
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>> No. 8017 Anonymous
25th October 2020
Sunday 10:16 pm
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>My HSBC FTSE 250 tracker is the worst

Gave me a chuckle as I'm in that too. Oh what I silly time for me to invest some more money last month just before the FTSE shit the bed - how I laughed heartily as I slipped into the red.

Are you also the lad who mentioned FB WHEB Sustainability? I saw it while poking around and gave it a punt. Been fairly stable that one.
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25th October 2020
Sunday 10:50 pm
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>Are you also the lad who mentioned FB WHEB Sustainability?

Think that must be otherlad. My only fairly stable ones over the past year, that have done well, are Fundsmith.
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29th October 2020
Thursday 6:38 am
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I just stuff all of my money into Bitcoin, Ethereum, and gold. I own a little bit of land, and I'm still paying of some property. Perhaps I'll but more land in a decade. Fuck getting rich in the short term, preserving wealth in the long term is the safest way to go considering all of the shit that has happened recently. I don't trust central banks with how much money they've just miraculously printed into the economy. The only thing keeping stocks up right now are pension funds I reckon. It's a zombie economy, and It's going to collapse. Pack rice. And tea.
>> No. 8020 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 7:54 am
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>The only thing keeping stocks up right now are pension funds I reckon. It's a zombie economy, and It's going to collapse.

People have been saying this just about every time investing has been brought up over the past 10 years on here.
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29th October 2020
Thursday 8:46 am
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Every investment forum in the past 100 years has people like him. You can afford that worldview if you already have property and gold.

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>> No. 90480 Anonymous
6th September 2020
Sunday 1:59 am
/pol/90480 This man is going to be the next President and it's going to be awesome
TRUMP 2020
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>> No. 90878 Anonymous
22nd October 2020
Thursday 4:56 pm
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>>90877
Apparently his account got compromised again and they failed to delete his account again.
>> No. 90879 Anonymous
24th October 2020
Saturday 10:08 pm
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Prediction: Trump to win like Reagan in 1994

The black vote was 8 percent in 2016. It's now 20 percent and climbing. A 25 percent black vote for Republican will destroy the Democrat vote, this brother giving the facts.
>> No. 90880 Anonymous
24th October 2020
Saturday 10:15 pm
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>>90879
Very affluent black men often like Trump; he is similar to them in terms of aspirational new money. He has very little black female support. The black vote generally tends to split 80/20 in favour of democrats.

It is white women who will knock Trump out. They are voting in droves to get rid of him.
>> No. 90881 Anonymous
25th October 2020
Sunday 5:25 am
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>>90880

How do you know It's very affluent black men? Do you have some stats on this? I'd be interested to take a look.

A mate I used to work with said he thinks It's younger blacks who have taken to Trump, with Kanye going off on his entertaining rants and all. I couldn't comment though. Yanks are a mystery to me.
>> No. 90897 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 1:52 am
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Oh this is hilarious.

Donald has called in the cunt-cavalry.

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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. 13534 Anonymous
10th September 2020
Thursday 8:23 am
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>>13532 Just talk over the fucker. Nobody will complain.
>> No. 13554 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 2:10 pm
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A couple of people I was quite close with have left my employer fairly recently. I know the dynamics within a team change as people come and go but I'm feeling a little bit bored and isolated; I kept in contact with these two while we're working from home far more than anyone else.

I'm going to miss spending afternoons doing bits of trivia like trying to name every country in each continent or naming as many national flags without primary colours as we could.
>> No. 13555 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 9:37 pm
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>>13554
I agree - the impact of people leaving is hardly ever the work they do, but the loss of their social input into a team. I'm also noticing this a lot at work at the moment, as we're making a bunch of people redundant.

Some people find the idea controversial, but I don't - some of the best friends you can make are the people you work with.
>> No. 13556 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 9:44 pm
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>>13554

>I'm going to miss spending afternoons doing bits of trivia like trying to name every country in each continent or naming as many national flags without primary colours as we could.

This may go some way to explaining why we have the lowest per-worker productivity in Western Europe.
>> No. 13557 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 10:23 pm
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>>13555
>Some people find the idea controversial, but I don't - some of the best friends you can make are the people you work with.

There's people I still keep in touch with that I haven't worked with for years but I've noticed with a few others there can be a large vacuum once one of us leaves because work, especially letting off steam about it, was the main thing we bonded over.

>>13556
It's possible to do two things at once. It doesn't take much brain activity to, say, debate whether São Tomé and Príncipe is part of Africa or in the Caribbean.

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>> No. 28571 Anonymous
17th May 2019
Friday 1:05 am
/101/28571 Minor Rants and Piss-Offs, Mark VIII
It appears largethreadmodlad has also locked the previous iteration of this thread; Mark VIII it is, then.

I take perfect care of my nails. I don't bite them, I cut in the standard flat formation every 3-5 days, and scrub under them in the shower. So why the actual fuck are my cuticles bleeding? Putting the plaster over to catch the blood means I can't play my bass properly, and that pisses me off.
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>> No. 30961 Anonymous
21st October 2020
Wednesday 1:17 am
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But why would a search results page being more difficult to traverse be a good thing for overall site engagement? A frustrated user is not one that wants to stick around.

Then again with YouTube it's a captive audience (where are you going to go? Vimeo?). But even so, why would they want people to spend more time on the search results when they could be watching ads on videos?
>> No. 30962 Anonymous
22nd October 2020
Thursday 4:18 pm
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>>30959
To continue this, the new Facebook UI is so insufferably bad (not to mention it jumps all around for some reason) it'll probably be the thing that finally makes me stop using it, once all the "Revert Layout" browser extensions stop working for good.
>> No. 30963 Anonymous
24th October 2020
Saturday 12:01 pm
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These little cunts are back with a vengeance. I no longer care about whatever food chain they support, kill every last one of them.
>> No. 30964 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 10:01 pm
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Hello Lads what's happening. I'm gonna need you to go ahead and stop tanking the entire global stock market. So if you could do by around at around.... Monday evening that'd be great.

Guarantee by the time my paycheck comes in and my orders are processed it will be booming.
>> No. 30965 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 10:04 pm
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>>30964
They're just creating space in the market for next weeks rally.

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>> No. 439905 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 12:17 pm
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Any Don Juans lived and dated abroad? Tell us about your experiences.
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>> No. 439926 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 4:14 pm
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>>439909
Based on my experiences, I have to ask: are the Italians unnecessarily rude to all foreigners or just tourists?
>> No. 439928 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 6:17 pm
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>>439906
Horrible advice. How is he going to find a powerful Germanic woman in America? When was the last time you saw a Frenchwoman with massive thighs and an arse capable of driving them?

It's the South of Germany or into Benelaux. Your strong sons will thank me.

>>439926
Not him but Italians will treat you well if you bother to use Italian and show an interest in their culture. They're one of those nations where you can really flatter the ego with simple effort. Can't say I'd want to live there though because everyone is loud, chatty and corrupt.

Go somewhere nice like Trento or Trieste.
>> No. 439934 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 8:10 pm
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>>439928
Like half of white Americans are descended from Germans and Germanic peoples, and many look as such (in sort of rural areas at least). And then most German people I meet are tanned and have dark hair and brown eyes, obviously Mr. Hilter really fucked it and put his eggs in the wrong basket.
>> No. 439936 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 8:27 pm
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>>439934
I'm not convinced Germans were ever particularly "Aryan", it doesn't make a lot of sense given the stereotypical appearances of the countries they share land borders with. That whole propaganda thing was just them larping as scandies.
>> No. 439938 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 9:23 pm
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>>439934

From what some German friends have told me, Northern Germans were traditionally more the blonde or ginger types with green or blue eyes, whereas people in Bavaria and the Alps usually had darker hair and brown eyes. I guess that was in the old days before people started travelling around.

And it would make sense, after all, the Angles who came to Britain were from Anglia in northern Germany, and their descendants in Britain today are more or less people with lighter skin and hair.


>>439936

>That whole propaganda thing was just them larping as scandies

Ironically, Hitler himself was notoriously secretive about his own ancestry. He ordered all government propaganda to omit anything more than vague information about his upbringing and family. While all SS and higher government officers who were career minded had to produce family trees going back many generations as proof that they at least had no Jewish ancestry.

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>> No. 28551 Anonymous
25th October 2020
Sunday 3:52 pm
/news/28551 Potential ITZ
Attempted hijacking of oil tanker reported off Isle of Wight.

Police dealing with incident involving Liberian-registered vessel south of Sandown.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/oct/25/attempted-hijacking-of-oil-tanker-reported-off-isle-of-wight
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>> No. 28581 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 8:55 pm
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>> No. 28582 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 12:25 am
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>>28556
They weren't trying to take it over per se, they just got unruly. They snuck onto the ship (crews for these ships are tiny and mostly made up of low payed sailors, the ship is a quarter kilometer behemoth; it happens). The crew is skeleton as is, fewer people could not operate the vessel unless they were excepionally well trained... and these guys clearly were not that.
>> No. 28583 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 12:28 am
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>>28581
If you ever post this shite again I'll kill and eat you.
>> No. 28584 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 7:48 am
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>>28583
He's just saying it as it is. The voice of reason.
>> No. 28585 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 3:34 pm
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>>28583


I watch this when I need cheering up.

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>> No. 439651 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 4:48 pm
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New weekend thread, gloom and doom edition.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxY7O4eFHRk
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>> No. 439876 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 2:56 am
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>Would take a bit of fiddling though

Depends on how much you value your time - but bodging together a MEMS microphone, an ESP32 camera, a PIR sensor and some LEDS - plus a really good iPhone app with pattern matching to all the known species is infinitely more money, to me, than giving 150 notes to Wildlife Acoustics.

I've never really been into bird watching either, but one of their SM4 devices seems a very cool way to do it. Maybe your time is much cheaper.
>> No. 439877 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 4:20 am
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>Depends on how much you value your time

With that way of thinking, most creative hobbies where you build or make something aren't worth someone's time. Not even building your own shed, or growing your own chilies.

I built a birdhouse the other week from scratch, which cost me close to £20 in materials and six hours of work. A birdhouse as such can be had for less than that on Amazon, but it was good fun spending an evening in the basement building my own.


I'm still up because I can't sleep. Spent all evening poring over a work related thing, drinking plenty of coffee. Fuck.
>> No. 439878 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 9:05 am
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>>439874 I've got a few of the new 'high quality' Pi cameras, which are C-mount, and a bunch of CCTV zoom lenses which are bordering on being telescopes (and have massive glass, for scooping up photons), so that's my plan, such as it is.
I don't think that the ESP32 cameras will gather enough light to get the shutter times bearable - bats move fast.
LEDs for flashes should be sufficient, if focused into a tight enough beam.
And yes, this is clearly not aimed at saving money. The best way to do that would be to ignore the bats completely. But that's hardly fun.
>> No. 439897 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 10:37 pm
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>I'm still up because I can't sleep. Spent all evening poring over a work related thing, drinking plenty of coffee. Fuck.

I've done this so many times this year. Not having to commute anymore, and the subscequent easy availability of a 4pm snooze has completely changed/ruined my sleep cycles.

This, more than any other thing, is the most worrying part of the idea of us returning to "normal" next year - I don't think I can.
>> No. 439898 Anonymous
28th October 2020
Wednesday 12:34 am
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I might Blue Myself and stream video games on Halloween. Probably immediately feel like a cunt and hate myself, but I'm thinking about it.

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>> No. 439880 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 10:27 am
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Ancient latin seems such a beautifully abstract language compared to English - why don't we speak it?
My understanding of peoples personal ethics feels vastly improved when I investigate the etymology of their words - even if they don't know that root meaning themselves.

Check this out: optimism and optimise in English have two significantly different meanings - the latin root 'optimus' apparently means 'best' or 'very good', which makes as much sense, if not more, in both applications of the English.

It's like our language is encoded with morality. 'cult' is bad but 'culture' is good, despite both meaning 'to grow'. The language is no longer a tool but a purpose. Is this what Orwell meant when he said that thing about languages restricting thought?

Could it be that by going far enough back we can find a language that simply exists as a single limitless expression, conveying every possible meaning at once but solely applicable to exactly both the hearer and speakers intentions?

Oook?
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>> No. 439892 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 9:06 pm
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>Could it be that by going far enough back we can find a language that simply exists as a single limitless expression, conveying every possible meaning at once but solely applicable to exactly both the hearer and speakers intentions?

This got me thinking. Is nigger/nigga the only word in the English language that can mean a multitude of things depending on who's saying it and what kind of tone and pronunciation they employ?
>> No. 439893 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 9:07 pm
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>>439892
No.
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27th October 2020
Tuesday 9:08 pm
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>>439891

Americans are really a different breed. Regular people there are often just as nice or annoying as people back home, if a bit easily excited. But you will experience that American customer service is about as revolting as "American nice" gets. That kind of poorly masked, insincere, exuberant and at the same time emotionally vapid frozen smile with which Murrikins will sell you anything from a hire car to a burger menu just makes you feel strangely violated. I prefer an awkward chat with the disinterested girl at the till in my local shop who can't be arsed to keep eye contact to that kind of Barbie-doll, push-button friendliness any day.
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27th October 2020
Tuesday 9:23 pm
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Isn't this why Walmart failed in German? Or am I thinking of something else? It isn't just customer service too. When I went driving around some of the states, the weird empty smile I would get genuinely scared me. It was like being in a horror film.
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27th October 2020
Tuesday 9:53 pm
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>>439895

I think they failed in Germany because of labour laws mainly. Wal-Mart is one of those American companies that set up shop in a country first, and ask questions later, and hope that their lawyers will sort things out (Uber is another one). They have actively contributed to the erosion of worker's rights in over a dozen countries that way, by winning court cases and lobbying legislation. Germany traditionally has very tight labour laws and strong unions, and Wal-Mart failed with its usual approach. At some point they just decided to cut their losses and retreat, because as a company basically founded by a family of Arkansas hillbillies, it did not compute to them that they had to follow a host country's rules and couldn't push their own rules on them.

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