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>> No. 63637 Crabkiller
11th July 2019
Thursday 10:18 am
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Vertically challenged man gets triggered at a woman smiling at him and goes off on a tirade.

I genuinely feel sorry for him. It must be terrible to go through life assuming every innocuous smile and laugh is at your expense.
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>> No. 63657 Samefag
11th July 2019
Thursday 7:54 pm
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he has a youtube

he's taken down a video of him ranting at a shop keeper who asked him how tall he was
>> No. 63661 Crabkiller
11th July 2019
Thursday 10:06 pm
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found a backup

rant starts at 38:00
>> No. 63677 Billbob
12th July 2019
Friday 5:48 pm
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He can't even hold a camera the right way up so fuck him.
>> No. 63696 Billbob
13th July 2019
Saturday 2:14 am
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>> No. 63697 Crabkiller
13th July 2019
Saturday 2:23 am
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>> No. 4802 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 1:37 pm
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I've started working on my front squats. I really like the movement, and I think I'm now getting into a respectable "front rack" position (pictured). It's nice, stable enough to nearly match my regular/back squat.

Thing is, the outside of my collarbones are still bruising where I'm holding the bar. Can any weightlifters comment on whether the collarbones eventually adapt?
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>> No. 4803 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 8:38 pm
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why the hell are you doing front squats?
>> No. 4804 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 11:15 pm
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Why the hell not?
>> No. 4805 Anonymous
12th July 2019
Friday 8:20 pm
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>less control of barbell
>have to use less weight
>risky to shoulders and elbows
>makes breathing more difficult
>literally no advantage over back squats

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 4806 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 1:25 am
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Are you sure you're here legally?


>> No. 19649 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 12:40 pm
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Hunt for ‘book ripper’ tearing up dozens of Herne Bay Demelza charity shop novels

A mystery vandal has been tearing up dozens of books at a charity shop.

As many as 15 paperbacks a week have had their pages ripped in half at the Demelza store in Mortimer Street, Herne Bay.

The callous bibliophobe - dubbed "the book ripper" by customers - has been targetting sections out of sight from staff since April. Store manager Nick Rogers says the slippery perpetrator tears the pages horizontally before putting them back on the shelf.

Shop workers have erected signs to try to deter the sneaky saboteur - but so far this has been ineffective.

A number of books at Herne Bay Library in the High Street have also been damaged over the last six months. Staff members have not identified a pattern to the vandalism as the defaced paperbacks have been from a variety of sections.

It seems that crab killer has moved on to ripping books. Who knows what other dastardly deeds he will move onto next. The coast is not safe.
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>> No. 19655 Anonymous
12th July 2019
Friday 11:53 am
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Never heard of libgen, lad?
>> No. 19656 Anonymous
12th July 2019
Friday 5:08 pm
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Yeah? I've heard of shoplifting as well, but I still pay a supermarket.
>> No. 19657 Anonymous
12th July 2019
Friday 5:12 pm
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I had previously unquestioningly assumed that people with bookcases like the one pictured had vast or at least better than average general knowledge, but I've since learnt some of them have the kind of knowledge gaps you'd expect from a council estate kid who stopped attending school at 13. Maybe that's what happens if you engross yourself in fiction.
>> No. 19658 Anonymous
12th July 2019
Friday 5:35 pm
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I wasn't aware that supermarkets lent you food and reserved the right to come into your home and take it away from you for any reason.
>> No. 19659 Anonymous
12th July 2019
Friday 5:40 pm
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A lot of people have bookcases for aesthetic purposes. I'd wager that I haven't read even half of what are on mine, but that's because I buy them faster than I can read them.


>> No. 12018 Anonymous
12th July 2019
Friday 4:37 pm
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Just recently found this awesome mix and remember how much i wanted to get into mixing tracks when i was younger.
I remember briefly talking to a guy on IRC, some years ago, who mixed a little session for us; i was amazed at how good it was "because he's disabled" (if you're still about, i'm sorry fot saying that. I didn't mean to be horrible).

What kind of stuff can a novice play around with to start getting into this as a hobby?
What would progression look like?
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>> No. 12019 Anonymous
12th July 2019
Friday 5:25 pm
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Traktor is the industry-standard DJ software. You can download the previous version (Traktor 2) for free. The Traktor Kontrol S2 is probably the best affordable DJ controller at £219; it has all the essential controls you need, a built-in audio interface and a free license for Traktor 3. if that's too rich for your blood, you can get a basic two-deck controller for under £100. You don't need a controller to just try out the software, but mixing without one is a massive pain in the arse. There are a gazillion tutorials on YouTube.

You'll also need some tunes; if you don't want to be a dirty pirate, Beatport is probably the best place to start building a collection.


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>> No. 428025 Anonymous
25th June 2019
Tuesday 10:52 pm
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My other half has squeezed all of the washing up liquid into a Kilner bottle.

Lads, I don't get it. I really don't get it. I mean, I gave up trying to understand women a long time ago but every now and then something happens that leaves me utterly flummoxed beyond all comprehension. Is 'WITH NOTHING TO SAY BECAUSE I AM A CUNT' still wordfiltered? I mean, she's moved it from one bottle... to another bottle. It doesn't even pour that well so you always end up using more than you intended to. I doubt anyone in the entire history of humankind has ever thought "washing up liquid in a glass bottle, nice." It's bright yellow and she also pours the cooking oil into a Kilner bottle, which she doesn't store too far away from it, so I can almost certainly guarantee at some point in the future she'll end up frying food in washing up liquid. The lid is also a faff. Just... why? Why, lads?

Can you lads please reassure me that your lasses do stupid shit like this?
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>> No. 428694 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 12:36 pm
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>I'm only unsure if it's a conscious decision.

It's a well established system.
>> No. 428709 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 4:48 pm
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>Certainly the way one of my friends had been doing. 

I remember hearing a radio interview once where they interviewed one of those women who do phone sex for pay. And she said one time, an older chap called her and asked her if she could help him figure out how to wank himself off. This was before the Internet, or at least before the elderly warmed up to it.

Anyway, apparently the chap said that his wife had died a while ago, and that she was the only person he was ever intimate with since they got married in their teenage years.

The poor lad was so dependent on his late wife that he never even learned to properly wank himself off.
>> No. 428721 Anonymous
12th July 2019
Friday 8:03 am
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That sex must have been mind-blowing.
>> No. 428722 Anonymous
12th July 2019
Friday 8:12 am
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That or she forbade him from doing it.
>> No. 428724 Anonymous
12th July 2019
Friday 11:44 am
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If a man wants to wank, a man wanks. There are chaps climbing the Machu Picchu trail who are doing it and there are ten years plus Gitmo detainees indulging as well.


>> No. 63664 Ambulancelad
11th July 2019
Thursday 11:53 pm
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>> No. 63665 Moralfag
12th July 2019
Friday 12:46 am
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Either of you lads seen are Andy about?


>> No. 63566 Anonymous
27th June 2019
Thursday 7:08 pm
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When I am watching the weather forecast I like it to be presented by Abbie dewhirst. She is a tip top weather girl.

(・∀・)(. ❛ ᴗ ❛.)(ㆁωㆁ)(✯ᴗ✯)(◍•ᴗ•◍)❤(^∇^)ノ♪
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>> No. 63629 Searchfag
7th July 2019
Sunday 6:23 pm
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I'm not spellchequing shit for an /iq/ thread.

Okay lad I was making fun, don't panic.
>> No. 63630 Ambulancelad
7th July 2019
Sunday 6:51 pm
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>> No. 63632 YubYub
8th July 2019
Monday 12:07 pm
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All right lads, let's not turn this into a qunt-euff
>> No. 63662 YubYub
11th July 2019
Thursday 10:26 pm
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see what you need is that ESPER machine from Blade Runner that can scan a photo and look round corners n shit!

Just fuckin imagine it, you could take any photo in history and change the angle of the shot, all that never before seen minge, cheeky upskirts, a bit of side boob and sweaty baps.

I heard NASA's working on something like that.

Dirty buggers.
>> No. 63663 R4GE
11th July 2019
Thursday 10:50 pm
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It's like echolocation but with light.


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>> No. 63643 Ambulancelad
11th July 2019
Thursday 1:04 pm
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I stopped visiting about 7 years ago and remember there being a healthy diversity of viewpoints.
Now I come back to find nothing but a bunch of viciously anti-white climate cultists.
Was this place always so pro-establishment and I'm misremembering, or did something change?
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>> No. 63652 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 3:44 pm
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I couldn't be bothered to go beyond the first link that came up for "Boris Johnson racist remarks".
>> No. 63655 Moralfag
11th July 2019
Thursday 5:46 pm
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Rather unfortunate time to bring up the third one, a bunch of Papua New Guineans hacked over two dozen people into pieces recently over some tribal feud. Canniabalism is well documented there.

I wouldn't lump it in with the other comments, I think we're all so far removed from actual savagery now that we refuse to believe it actually exists anywhere.
>> No. 63656 Paedofag
11th July 2019
Thursday 7:52 pm
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Simon was long gone seven years ago but was stormfag still around?
>> No. 63659 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 8:00 pm
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You're a fucking long way off, every single thread is a cunt off between left and right, racist and not racist, climate activist and climate denier/apathist.

If anything it's more divisive now than it was then. Back then we all used to just gang up on the certified webmaster.
>> No. 63660 Auntiefucker
11th July 2019
Thursday 8:31 pm
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Oh searchfag!


>> No. 27107 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 9:15 pm
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I know there's at least one radiolad here - tell me about ADS-B setups.

I only really need the bare minimum to get the free flightradar business account, but I'd actually quite like to get decent coverage myself.

What's the 'best' way to do this? I've got enough raspi's knocking about for that to be the easiest route for me, but as ever I'm willing to be swayed to more expensive bollocks.

I also have two different places I could base the receiver - somewhere with decent elevation about 15 miles from the airport, or somewhere in a slight valley but within spitting distance (well, one mile) of the airport. Which is more appropriate?

Also, it'd be quite nice to run a regular SDR alongside that, I know you can do that with an RPi setup, but what would you recommend for a general, occasional poking about on the airwaves dongle + aerial combo too?
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>> No. 27170 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 2:15 pm
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The hell is wrong with the tab overview button?
>> No. 27171 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 4:25 pm
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IIRC it does that when the number of tabs won't fit in the box.
>> No. 27172 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 7:41 pm
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Correct. I think it's 100 or more tabs.
>> No. 27173 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 7:59 pm
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And people wonder why flagship phones have 8gb of RAM.
>> No. 27174 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 8:01 pm
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It doesn't seem to cache much more than a still image of the webpage, as whenever you go to an old tab it needs to refresh the page anyway.


>> No. 7610 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 11:29 am
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My last paternal grandparent died relatively recently. My parents have been advised to set up a Deed of Variation, which is apparently re-writing my grandmother's Will so that their share of the inheritance doesn't go directly to them. The plan is for the funds to go into a trust and they will loan the money from the trust via a Promissory Note, with this liability repaid to the trust when they both die.

At least this is how I understand it. This is meant to allow them to have their cake and eat it; they get their hands on the inheritance but the debt to the trust will in turn reduce the value of their own estate when inheritance tax is calculated. They're well within the inheritance tax thresholds so it's not going to make any real difference unless the legislation is changed considerably, but it was also pitched to them that if an inheritance is placed in trust rather than eventually passed directly to me that it would be shielded if I ever ended up bankrupt or divorced.

This is one of those things that sounds too good to be true. If it isn't then why doesn't everyone do this?
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>> No. 7637 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 10:49 am
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You haven't read the case, have you?
>> No. 7638 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 11:34 am
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Yes. Rangers employees had their remuneration paid into a trust, which they'd loan back to themselves in the place of income subject to PAYE. The judgement is of the view that the loan payments were really emoluments; although inheritance tax was mentioned I do not see a specific judgement in relation to this.

Furthermore, as pointed out several times, paying money yourself (or having your earnings diverted) into a trust and borrowing that money back to get around income tax is not the same as borrowing money from a trust that you are not the settlor of. Borrowing your own money back and borrowing money that came from someone else are two very different things.
>> No. 7639 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 4:50 pm
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>Borrowing your own money back and borrowing money that came from someone else are two very different things.
In theory perhaps. Not so much in practice, which is what the judgment is getting at. The paper structure goes out the window, and what matters is the net effect in the real world. In one case, someone has money they were intended to receive put in a trust and "borrows" it with no expectation of paying it back, and in the other, someone has money they were intended to receive put in a trust and "borrows" it with no expectation of paying it back.
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11th July 2019
Thursday 5:08 pm
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>someone has money they were intended to receive put in a trust and "borrows" it with no expectation of paying it back.

Except for the will saying that the money was to be put into trust rather than going directly to them, that is.
>> No. 7641 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 5:16 pm
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Ah, yes, the will, which was changed after their death by the beneficiary in order to say the money was to be put into a trust. This is functionally no different from the creation of the EBT. It's just a subtly different set of legal fictions to cover up the same reality.


>> No. 428279 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 3:00 pm
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Has anyone else noticed public social events and groups have begun attaching non-sequentially political stances to themselves lately or is it just the weird circles I move in?

Things like and I'm not making any of these up:

non trans excusionary dance group
fisherperson rave
kink board gaming
Non-binary collectable card game meet up.

Maybe I'm cynical because I assume, you don't need to say you don't drown puppies, for people to assume you don't drown puppies. And because I once attended a left wing comedy night where we were given a speech before hand about how to react to the performers and not show any discord that taints my view of anything like this.
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>> No. 428363 Anonymous
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 2:53 pm
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"They were" as opposed to "he/she was" has always seemed sinisterly final to me as if you're referring to the subject in an obituary.

Alex is a pretty sound person and I doubt would mind much if somebody got their preferred pronoun wrong in an innocent enough context.

Used to do Jim Davidson impressions but I kept getting asked to speak at BXP conferences.
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3rd July 2019
Wednesday 2:56 pm
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>"They were" as opposed to "he/she was" has always seemed sinisterly final to me as if you're referring to the subject in an obituary.

You say that as if you didn't just use Limmy's obituary joke anyway. I assumed this person actually was dead.
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3rd July 2019
Wednesday 3:01 pm
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One thing that really puts me off is the incessant churning out of ever-new vocabulary and pseudo definitions among those types. So now it's gatekeeping, in the past it has been anything from microaggression to cultural appropriation. All of them not necessarily invalid concepts (except for microaggression, which is a fucking joke commonly perpetuated by people who can't deal with even the most mild baseline harshness of everyday life), but certainly words that were overused to death and lost much of their meaning in the process because everybody would just shout them at this, that, and the other.
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3rd July 2019
Wednesday 3:02 pm
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Still can't find the "now he gets it" sketch from Limmy's Show on YouTube anymore, so annoyed it got taken down.

Sage for not really caring about this thread.
>> No. 428704 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 2:05 pm
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Yet again reminds me of that chapter about Randy, his then-girlfriend and their 'friends' in Cryptonomicon.
Especially the part when they broke up.


>> No. 40763 Anonymous
16th May 2019
Thursday 9:49 pm
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A thread for nice looking lasses who are in favour of Brexit. No one cares which side you are on so let's not have a scrap about it. Just pics of Brexit lasses.
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>> No. 40783 Anonymous
2nd June 2019
Sunday 2:57 pm
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>> No. 40797 Anonymous
26th June 2019
Wednesday 11:13 pm
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>> No. 40798 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 4:45 pm
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I googled "child Anne Widdecombe" and this came up.
>> No. 40799 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 10:57 am
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Just checking we're all on the same page, does that face just scream "mental illness" ?
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11th July 2019
Thursday 11:54 am
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The face is the only part of her body that doesn't to me.


>> No. 28678 Anonymous
27th June 2019
Thursday 10:38 pm
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I seem to have removed myself completely from my original social background. I come from Shithole Post-industrial Town, UK, where my mum and dad continue to work unhappily. I've run the full gamut of postgraduate degrees and well paid corporate jobs. I've now secured a medical research job abroad.

I guess the effect was predictable enough in hindsight, but I realised recently that I now spend all of my time rubbing shoulders with academics, doctors, lawyers, engineers. And it's not just what they do, either. Their parents are always academics, doctors, lawyers, engineers.

It also goes beyond work. The girls I date, the friends I make at university, the people at my job, they're all thoroughly middle class. I don't think anyone realises how keenly I feel the differences, how painful it can be to notice them, or how much extra effort I've had to put in just to get here.

It's frustrating because it comes up in constantly, sometimes in really tangible ways (they'll always have savings accounts well built from their childhoods, will always have the money to go on expensive trips and eat out, they are not stressing about their next rent payment even when they're short) and sometimes more subtlely (social cues, general levels of comfort, confidence, and optimism, acceptance of status quo worldviews).

People back home don't care to understand what I do or why I moved. At the same time, even my most intimate friends here look at me as though I'm from a different planet when I talk about my life experiences.

I feel like I've achieved everything I wanted but I have no one to truly share it with.
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>> No. 28745 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 10:48 pm
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I'm not complaining at all, I'm using it solely in retort to someone accusing me of not understanding because their pain and sadness is greater than mine. I really don't care how you feel about it or 'get' it because it doesn't matter. What I care about is the wallowing OP et al. about how people can't get them, when there is really no need to.


People who actually don't resent people don't feel like saying "your dad was a fucking orthopedic surgeon". You clearly do resent her, it is kind of like the way no one who isn't a racist saw the harm in Danny Bakers royal baby tweet your thought pattern betrays you in that that even occurs to you to matter. You have arrested development, either realize it doesn't matter and move past it and adapt to your new culture, or stop dating uptown girls and go back to your industrial town and have a honest sneer.
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11th July 2019
Thursday 5:45 am
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>You have arrested development, either realize it doesn't matter and move past it and adapt to your new culture, or stop dating uptown girls and go back to your industrial town and have a honest sneer.

This is a false dichotomy. It's going to matter because it's a part of me -- you're telling me that my choices are either to never bring it up or go back to my hole and 'sneer' about it. Is it not possible to talk about the first twenty-odd years of my life without making others uncomfortable?

>People who actually don't resent people don't feel like saying "your dad was a fucking orthopedic surgeon".

This is /emo/ and I was venting. I'd never actually say this to her, because I know it would come across that way. What I'm expressing here is that I want her to acknowledge that her life experiences aren't like mine, that there is a world of shit that is invisible to her because she had protections; not that she should feel bad for having a bit of cash and a stable upbringing, and definitely not that it somehow lessens her achievements. Just getting her to acknowledge other life experiences exist would be a start.


Again, I know having a dad with a decently prestigious professional job doesn't make you 'landed gentry' or a member of the elite. It doesn't fully protect your kid from bullying, or a relative getting cancer, or you getting sick, or any of life's other general hardships. It's just that all of those things can and do happen to people who have fuck all, too -- and it's more likely to bring about additional difficulties for that reason.

And again, to repeat myself, I don't want a pity party about how hard I've had it up until now. I just don't like feeling alienated and alone as a result of my success.
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11th July 2019
Thursday 9:34 am
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You seem to really, really want to talk to people about your formative years. That's not very middle class. It's done, survived it. Got buggered senseless at Gordonstoun or one of the minors, played a bit of rugby. Here we are.
It's possible the reason that people seem uncomfortable talking about it is that they'd be slightly uncomfortable with anyone, and your non-pattern-fitting tale is only adding 10% or so.
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11th July 2019
Thursday 11:06 am
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>This is /emo/ and I was venting. I'd never actually say this to her, because I know it would come across that way.

But that's exactly the point it occurred to you. If someone pisses me off I don't immediately think "bloody laplander/coon/chink/white people" because I don't consider race a defining factor, but to you, the job of the person who spunked inside the person who crapped you out is a defining factor. Whether you suppress it or not, you have the thought pattern of a class snob.

>This is a false dichotomy

Well lets look at your options
1. get someone to understand the pain and sadness they have no frame of reference of.
2. stop treating it as something you need.
3. find someone who satisfies that need.

You've tried nothing but 1, and it hasn't worked, your options are to accept that (2) or find someone who treats you how you want to be treated (3) or to keep doing 1 even though it hasn't done anything so far, and will probably damage the relationship.

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>> No. 28752 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 11:45 am
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>>28748 I just don't like feeling alienated and alone as a result of my success.

Ah, hang on. You're feeling all middle class, alienated and alone?

Not sure what you were expecting, but reforming the entire middle class into an over-sharing episode of Are Jezza might take a while. No fucker talks to anyone except when so hogwhimperingly drunk that it'll be forgotten in the morning.


>> No. 63633 Are Moaty
10th July 2019
Wednesday 6:11 pm
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>> No. 63634 YubYub
10th July 2019
Wednesday 6:19 pm
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My mum always sings it as "autoglass repair, autoglass replacement". Now when I hear the proper jingle it doesn't sound right and I have to add "-ment" in my head in order to finish it off.
>> No. 63635 R4GE
10th July 2019
Wednesday 7:32 pm
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I love the fact that they obviously couldn't find a real pothole anywhere, so they dug a nice and square one just to film that.
>> No. 63636 R4GE
11th July 2019
Thursday 12:12 am
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That's just how potholes look in Germany. Even their road damage is organised.


>> No. 428673 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 5:17 pm
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Be on the lookout lads.

I think it is today.

The bastards.
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>> No. 428680 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 8:20 pm
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I don't know how important to biodiversity flying ants are* and I'm not going to ask you to do anything in particular other than please consider the fact that you're just making the place hostile to life while you're doing it.

*I bet they're good food for the birds at least.
>> No. 428681 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 8:52 pm
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Honestly don't think I've ever had a problem with loads of flying ants. Do you lads live in the Bible? Is Beeston in Ancient Egypt?
>> No. 428682 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 8:57 pm
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Bugger the ants if it means my parents' driveway has to go on being wonky.

But seriously, there's enough of them everywhere else in the back garden already. I don't think it's going to put any kind of dent into their survival as a species or the biodiversity on my parents' property if I repave around 1000 square feet of brick and make it ant proof. And by waiting until after they've flown out, it should ensure that they had the opportunity to go on starting more colonies elsewhere. So they can do without the few nests that happen to be under those bricks.

As it is, my parents' back garden is home to nearly a dozen bird species that my mum has counted, as well as lush grass areas where weeds are free to grow, and all manner of trees and bushes. It's really a well-kept jungle. There's even a pair of song thrush nesting in that one apple tree, which, although they're not an endangered species as such, is somewhat rare these days.

So again, bugger the ants under those bricks.
>> No. 428683 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 9:05 pm
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Yeah, if they're making themselves at home in "unnatural" places (human-built places) then odds are there are more of them than there would be in a natural environment.
Still, good to keep it in mind.
>> No. 428684 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 11:28 pm
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>Anybody know if I can just fill up the sunken-in patches with playground sand as I repave the areas?

You really want grit sand, which has a coarse texture that provides good stability and drainage. Playground sand is likely to have a finer texture, which could present problems down the line with subsidence or poor drainage. A 25kg bag of grit sand should cost about £2-£3 from your local builder's merchant; coarse sharp sand will do the job, but building sand is too fine. You'll also need some jointing sand for brushing into the gaps in the laid paviors, which is a) kiln dried so it flows easily and b) has very high friction to lock the paviors together. This is a bit more pricey at £4-£6 a bag, but it's worth the extra.


>> No. 22863 Anonymous
4th June 2019
Tuesday 8:15 pm
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Thought I'd better make a new thread for this so the link doesn't get buried -

It's vanilla right now, save for GriefProtection, which allows you to claim an area of land that will be secured from damage/grief. I don't know if we need this or if it'll ruin the 'fun' of natural disasters like your house being cunted over by creepers. But for now all you do is do /claim in your house to claim your first area, then subsequent claims or edits will require a golden shovel. It's a whole thing, look it up.

I'm happy to stick other mods in there if we get bored, and please let me know if you encounter performance issues - I'm using some hosting service that might well be shite.
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>> No. 22971 Anonymous
29th June 2019
Saturday 11:37 pm
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>I've tried making some kind of automated steak farm where I lead the cows into a water current that leads to lava-hopper-chest combo but is there any way I could, say, have a minecart chest instead and have it bring the chest and its contents to my storage?
How delightfully communist.
>> No. 22981 Anonymous
30th June 2019
Sunday 2:16 pm
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>> No. 22986 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 1:37 am
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Are Ender Chests vanilla MC? If so, that might be your solution.
>> No. 22987 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 11:41 am
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There is, but you'll need to use a hopper minecart. That can collect the beef and deliver it, maybe run it off a Redstone clock so it delivers periodically.
>> No. 22988 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 10:01 pm
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If you're going to do this please don't do it anywhere near spawn


>> No. 19641 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 1:06 pm
/news/19641 Ambassador Spat

>Sir Kim Darroch has resigned as UK ambassador to the US, amid a row over leaked emails critical of President Trump's administration.

>The ambassador said he wanted to put an end to speculation, adding the leak had made it "impossible" to do his job.

>Theresa May said it was a "matter of great regret" that Sir Kim felt the need to resign, saying officials needed to be able to give "full and frank advice".

This whole situation has been pathetic. How long before Johnson is literally kowtowing to the Trump dynasty I wonder?
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>> No. 19642 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 1:20 pm
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One of the key points of an embassy is that people can tell the candid truth about what the government there is like. The problem here isn't that he said anything wrong, he didn't he told the truth as he sees it, which is the whole point of his job. The problem is that Trump is the kind of petty fuck who wouldn't allow him to do his job properly after this.
>> No. 19643 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 1:41 pm
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But the problem isn't just Trump, the problem is the servile Tories who were making exclaimations in the glory of Trump. This could have been an unfortunate incident, but instead it has become a tragedy. One that announces to the world that the UK is this easily bullied and browbeaten, and for doing nothing more than telling the truth, a truth evident to anyone who's looked at a headline or two in past three years.

I never hated the Tories before this year, I never liked them much either but there we have it. However, they have made every attempt available to them in 2019 to undermine, shame and hobble the United Kingdom, and not for any misguided ideological reasons, but out of sheer arrogance and self-interest. If I read a headline that every single one of their MPs had collapsed dead in parliament I don't think I'd even bother reading the article, I'd just knod in acknowledgement and move on.
>> No. 19647 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 5:30 pm
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>One that announces to the world that the UK is this easily bullied and browbeaten
Thank goodness we don't have to stand alone and have the collective power of 27 other countries to back is up, right lads?

Er, lads?
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10th July 2019
Wednesday 6:20 pm
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Goodnight, Sweet Prince.


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

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

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

If it wasn't for the tax relief and my employer matching my contributions then I doubt I'd bother and I'd look into other ways to support myself while I'm in retirement. What about you lads? What are your thoughts on pensions? In my opinion to have any form of decent retirement income you're at the mercy of your employer offering a good pension scheme.
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>> No. 7501 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 5:44 pm
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A&Es could close or be forced to operate without enough staff because of pension rules, doctors have warned.

Experienced consultants are cutting their hours or refusing extra shifts to avoid an effective 100 per cent tax rate brought in by complex changes to pension taxation. The issue is exacerbating workforce problems in the NHS and is likely to hit patient care, experts have warned.

Under rules introduced in 2015, anyone earning more than £150,000 begins to see a reduction in the £40,000 that can go into a pension tax free each year. It tapers down to £10,000 for those earning £210,000 or more.

Breaking the limit triggers a penalty tax rate. However, while high earners in the private sector are able to adjust their pension contributions, the way NHS pensions are structured means health service staff cannot. Their tax bills are based on factors including the calculated increase in pension pot value, rather than simply earnings, meaning that all NHS staff earning over £110,000 — a third of consultants — are potentially affected. Doctors report receiving huge unexpected tax bills after they have worked extra shifts or received a small salary increase, often based on good performance, which effectively means they have worked for nothing or even paid to work.

It's almost as if the government should stop tinkering with pensions and leave them alone.
>> No. 7609 Anonymous
8th July 2019
Monday 9:28 am
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>Waiting lists for routine surgery have risen by up to 50% in England because senior doctors say they cannot afford to work extra shifts.

>Consultants have begun refusing to work beyond their planned hours after receiving unexpected tax bills, following new pension rules in 2016.

>NHS hospitals said delays are becoming increasingly routine as a result. The Department of Health said it aimed to solve the problem with more flexible pensions.

>Consultants who earn more than £110,000 a year faced new limits on how much they could contribute to their pension from 2016. Complex rules mean the charges can be unpredictable if they go over the allowance. But those near the threshold have have few options to avoid the impact, other than reducing their hours, quitting the NHS pension scheme or taking early retirement.
>> No. 7616 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 4:04 pm
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I don't know why they are focussing the coverage of this on consultants. It's much harder to sympathise with people who earn so much.

It's affecting bread and butter doctors and nurses much more considerably, because they don't earn so much in the first place.

I park in the "reserved for on call consultant" space at the hospital I work at, because fuck the consultant, he earns enough he can pay for a bloody parking ticket.
>> No. 7617 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 4:19 pm
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If he's on call doesn't that mean he'll only be there in case of emergencies?
>> No. 7618 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 4:37 pm
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>It's affecting bread and butter doctors and nurses much more considerably

As above:

Under rules introduced in 2015, anyone earning more than £150,000 begins to see a reduction in the £40,000 that can go into a pension tax free each year. It tapers down to £10,000 for those earning £210,000 or more.

The way scheme like the NHS one operates means you won't know if you've breached the annual allowance until well after the tax year has ended, at which point you can either pay the tax bill out of your own pocket or have it knocked off your pension at very punitive rates; a consultant working 24 hours per week would end up retiring on a higher pension than a consultant working 48 hours per week.


>> No. 19612 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 2:31 pm
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Chinese and Indian ethnic group workers have higher average earnings than their white British counterparts, the first official figures on the issue show.

In 2018, employees from the Chinese ethnic group earned 30.9% more than white British employees.

Lads, what are we going to do about the so-called "yellow menace" before they take over? All this time we've been focusing on class!
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>> No. 19629 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 7:37 pm
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Huh, this tallies with my personal experience. Rich Indians I've met living in north London are well-spoken, while laplanderstanis I've met, well, everywhere have broken English.
>> No. 19631 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 7:48 pm
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Although >>19617 is a good post they have left out several key events as motivators.

1) The largest migration of black immigrants to the country was from the "Windrush generation" which is where we purposely incentivized for manual laborer to come over from the Caribbean.

2)A large number of Indian Migrants were linked to the British Raj in some way so bureaucrats, various people related to the state. And those who had some level of existing integration with the British rulling class.

3)A large number of Chinese immigrants came over when Mao started culling the intelligentsia and bureaucracy.
>> No. 19632 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 9:13 pm
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We also had another wave of Chinese immigration around the handover of Hong Kong. Again it was mainly the liberal intelligentsia who saw the writing on the wall. The reason the elite classes in Hong Kong are now pro-Beijing is that they've effectively been hollowed out, which in turn has made it easier for the CPC to rig the system. The legislature is like the Lords and Commons rolled into one, with a mixture of elected and appointed members. The pro-Beijing faction has never won an electoral mandate, and has instead been able to maintain a majority by manipulating the numbers and packing the benches with appointees.
>> No. 19640 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 12:11 pm
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I'm not surprised. £2.50 I paid last night for prawn crackers.

I feel the need to add to your points that Bangladeshi and laplanderstani immigrants also tended to migrate towards the industrial centres of Britain. The result is they were hit especially hard by de-industrialisation and the effect continues as ethnic groups tend toward lumping together.

Obviously the solution is to breakup ethnic enclaves and probably let in more Asians as they're an okay sort.
>> No. 19646 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 3:56 pm
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We do need to have a word about this.

Your average generic curry house/shit kebabs/shit pizza takeaway offers free delivery over £10. All the Chinese takeaways round here want £3 for delivery no matter what. And that's after they're done charging you £6-7 per dish for a generic stir fry in various different sauces.

They're robbing fucking bastards.


>> 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. 28733 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 7:44 am
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I just cannot be fucked with work. I should quit.
>> No. 28734 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 8:01 am
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I'd say post about it in the workplace annoyances thread, but the mods locked it for literally no reason.
>> No. 28735 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 9:00 am
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Maybe start a work annoyances thread mk II?
>> No. 28736 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 9:08 am
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When that lad tried to start a dream thread mk II he got deleted and banned so there you go.
>> No. 28737 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 9:12 am
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There's no reason to start a new thread when there wasn't anything wrong with the old thread, especially on a board as slow as /job/.


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