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>> No. 442649 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 5:57 pm
/b/442649 Chloe's Amateur Lingerie modelling and pornos Locked
chick i know called Chloe-Jade (The Blonde one) knew of from a friend during college years, the same friend found out some years after that she did Lingerie, Topless modelling and some Amateur pornos and told me about it but I have yet to find out where or site they may have be posted on, guy who told me said she did her first Amateur porno at like 18 or 19 a threesome with two dudes in their late 40's, early 50's. and that's the one I'm mostly trying to find here.

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 442650 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 6:08 pm
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Could not give less of a shit.
>> No. 442656 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 6:56 pm
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First of all, how fucking dare you make a post this poorly formatted.

Second, this is a worksafe board. If you have questions of this nature I'm sure the pornography historian-in-chief over at /x/ could help. Until such time as you you learn how to post and where, fuck off.


>> No. 66920 Billbob
12th October 2020
Monday 9:55 am
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Do you even respect the war if you're not wearing a poppy yet?
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>> No. 68184 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 10:56 am
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They've seen your posts, lad, and they've come to deliver some irl moderation.
>> No. 68185 Ambulancelad
4th March 2021
Thursday 11:29 am
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Was he on fire?
>> No. 68186 YubYub
4th March 2021
Thursday 12:03 pm
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That was his hearse on the way back from the funeral.
>> No. 68190 Moralfag
5th March 2021
Friday 1:08 pm
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The lorry is back again today. I am getting a bit concerned.
>> No. 68191 Moralfag
5th March 2021
Friday 1:13 pm
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It's the clapping detector lorry. They're onto you m8.


>> No. 68187 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 10:45 am
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>During the course of 29 April 1945, Hitler learned of the death of his ally Benito Mussolini at the hands of Italian partisans. This, along with the fact the Soviet Red Army was closing in on his location, strengthened Hitler in his resolve not to allow himself or his wife to be captured. That afternoon, Hitler expressed doubts about the cyanide capsules he had received through Heinrich Himmler's SS.[24] By this point, Hitler regarded Himmler as a traitor. To verify the capsules' contents, Hitler—who already intended to have Blondi killed so that she did not fall into the hands of the Russians[25]—ordered Dr. Werner Haase to test one on Blondi, and the dog died as a result.[26] Hitler became completely inconsolable.[27]

>According to a report commissioned by Joseph Stalin and based on eyewitness accounts, Hitler's dog handler, Feldwebel Fritz Tornow, took Blondi's pups and shot them in the garden of the bunker complex on 30 April, after Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide. He also killed Eva Braun's two dogs, Frau Gerda Christian's dogs, and his own dachshund. Tornow was later captured by the Allies.[28] Erna Flegel who met Hitler and worked at the emergency casualty station in the Reich Chancellery stated in 2005 that Blondi's death had affected the people in the bunker more than Eva Braun's suicide.[29] After the battle in Berlin ended, the remains of Hitler, Braun, and two dogs (thought to be Blondi and her offspring Wulf) were discovered in a shell crater by a unit of SMERSH, the Soviet counter-intelligence agency.[30][31] The dog thought to be Blondi was exhumed and photographed by the Soviets

I'm just going to throw this out there, this is highly compelling evidence that dogs were really in charge and responsible for the atrocities of Nazi Germany…

Why aren't they teaching us about this in schools?
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>> No. 68188 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 11:13 am
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SMERSH was real?
>> No. 68189 Samefag
5th March 2021
Friday 11:31 am
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>> No. 26516 Anonymous
27th July 2020
Monday 9:48 am
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...It is important to state that it is not communities that commit crimes but individuals. Those convicted are squarely Henry Long, Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole, not thousands of innocent people who share their heritage. Tarring all Travellers with the brush of these men’s callousness is as unfair as tarring all Catholics for paedophile priests or all eskimos for daft militant wog attacks.

Yet to completely ignore the cultural context of this crime is wrong. Henry Long, the ringleader, was removed from school at the age of 12; he followed his father and grandfather into the thieving “trade”. Albert Bowers left school at 11 and before the trial had already picked up three youth convictions. These young men could not read or write. For years they had not known school or structure. Their education was in petty crime.

Such problems do not solely beset Travellers but they are far more prevalent among Traveller communities. If we want to be a country where all are treated the same, where all live by the same rules and where the state does its best to furnish each with a decent chance in life, we have to end the squeamishness that prevents open talk about Travellers. This squeamishness is down to two fears. First, the fear of retribution. After the verdict on PC Harper’s death it emerged that the judge, Mr Justice Edis, brought the first trial to a temporary halt over an alleged potential plot to intimidate jurors. Extra security measures were brought in. Jurors were referred to by number not name. One juror was dismissed for acting oddly in court, mouthing pleasantries at the defendants. Whether she was motivated by misplaced friendliness or fear of someone up in that public gallery we do not know, but most will not be shocked by revelations of intimidation.

The fear of the bullet, the knife, the burnt-out car; this helps the lawless elements of Traveller culture maintain a certain power, and gives the law-abiding majority of Travellers a terrible name.

The second fear is that of being labelled racist. Since the Equality Act 2010 recognised Gypsy, Roma and Travellers as ethnic minorities, race has been used to shield this culture from due scrutiny. Sensible questions about why those within these groups are more likely to be in prison, more likely to be illiterate or more likely to suffer domestic violence prompt cries of racism. In April a Channel 4 Dispatches programme titled The Truth About Traveller Crime was dubbed “dehumanising” by activists and investigated by Ofcom. Desperate not to offend, the authorities turn a culturally sensitive blind eye.

The fears hush most into silence, and the silence means the stand-off between Travellers and the rest of society continues uneasily. Many feel disquieted to see the mobile homes rolling on to a local beauty spot, a portent too often of littering, mess, anti-social behaviour. Meanwhile those in Traveller communities are hardly “living their best lives”. Travellers die about ten years earlier than the rest of us. They have higher rates of chronic illness. Their suicide rates are six times higher.

You might argue that they choose to live like this, but the babies born into that life don’t. Many are destined to repeat the same pattern: leave school in your early teens, drift into a life of odd jobs and petty crime, never move beyond the circles you were raised in. As long as the culturally sensitive force-field exists around Travellers, these children are abandoned to a fate that should not be tolerated in 21st-century Britain.

It is a scandal that some Gypsy and Traveller children are taken out of school at primary age; that some start work as young as ten; that about 65 per cent of Traveller children are persistently absent from school; that they have the lowest attainment of all ethnic groups throughout their school years and are far more likely to be excluded. Are we to be surprised when they choose crime?
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>> No. 31630 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 1:39 am
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This really is some next level 'comment is free' - she's managed to piss me off with an irrelevant mystery I can never solve but which I know my mind will come back to. She clearly knew what she was doing as well by how she danced around it and sold it to us.

It's torture for the internet generation. We're going to remember this article in 10 years time just as we're drifting off to sleep and we'll be tossing and turning all night.
>> No. 31631 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 4:34 am
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>she's managed to piss me off with an irrelevant mystery I can never solve but which I know my mind will come back to

It really might just be entirely made up. I will ask someone from Derry what they think in the morning.
>> No. 31632 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 8:10 am
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I am really curious how the Pontins policy came about. It is quite extraordinarily blanket.
>> No. 31633 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 8:24 am
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>The whistleblower said the company went to exhaustive lengths to try to ensure its policy was enforced. He said: “You were told from day one that you had to listen out for an Irish accent and find out as much as possible about a person such as their address and whereabouts. So if a person had an Irish accent and was calling from Ireland, then strangely that was ok. But if it was an Irish accent and the postcode was for a caravan site or an industrial estate in Britain, then that was a big red flashing light.

>“At that point we would have to signal to a supervisor to come over so they could put on a headset and enter the call silently. Depending on what they heard, it would either be a nod and a thumbs up to say it was ok to proceed or you were asked to put the caller on hold and told ‘we’re not having them’. It was an instruction to refuse the booking. It was up to us to find the way to refuse.”

>The EHRC found that Pontins had resorted to an additional tactic to weed out those it did not wish to accommodate by also excluding commercial vehicles, including vans and caravans of the type often used by the Traveller community, from all its premises.

It wasn't as blanket as it has been made out to be. Not wanting gypsies staying with you is hardly a surprise, given their form.
>> No. 31634 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 8:52 am
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I was going to say the only really surprising part is that they had to make this an official policy and enforce it at all. I believe we mentioned as much earlier on in the thread, but anyone who's ever done a reasonable stint in retail can attest Mincéiríi are effectively barred by unspoken common knowledge.

The weird bit is the list of surnames. It's not as if there are loads of people with those incredibly common Irish names who aren't gypsies, is it. That'd just be confusing.


>> No. 24774 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 10:49 am
/g/24774 New phone
So my Three contract (24m One Plan at £33.50pm) is finally bloody ending and I'd rather not keep paying for this lacklustre Galaxy S4. It's caused me more bother than good.

Do any of you chaps have recommendations for a more modern handset, perhaps on contract at a lesser price? Stock Android is a bonus. Expandable memory is a must.
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>> No. 27802 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 12:44 am
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The Pocophone talk in /101/ got me thinking about my Pocophone F1 and how it's still working great, but the camera is fucking atrocious. If only they were interchangeable phone-to-phone, I'd upgrade it without having to ditch the rest of the phone.

Fucking planned obsolescence.
>> No. 27803 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 10:06 am
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I just bought a Fairphone 3+, I believe it is what you're looking for.
>> No. 27804 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 3:41 pm
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Are fairphones upgradeable?
>> No. 27805 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 3:43 pm
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Yes, they're modular so the parts are replaceable/upgradeable.
>> No. 27806 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 3:57 pm
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Thank you for this, I'm looking to upgrade my phone at some point this year and wasn't aware of these.


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

Is it even midweek? The days have all blurred into one and lost all sense of meaning.
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>> No. 442621 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 4:15 pm
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You're bunch of sick fucks. I'm going to get some fresh air.
>> No. 442622 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 5:12 pm
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Do you use your left hand or your right hand to get that 'fresh air'?
>> No. 442640 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 11:31 am
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I wanted to try making smoked salt on Monday but it seemed wasteful to run the smoker with just a little bit of something in, so I put about a kilogram of Himalayan Rose Salt in there. That was fine it seemed to work, I was left with about a kilogram of smoked salt. I wasn't really sure what to do with a kilogram of smoked salt so I've blended half of it with garlic and that's drying out in the oven, the other half with garlic, lime and coriander, which is doing the same.

I don't have any particular idea what I'm going to do with half a kilo of smoked garlic salt and half a kilo of whatever pseudo-Mexican salt either.
>> No. 442641 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 11:51 am
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If I'm making a stir fry do I really need to do anything over than cook ginger paste and soy sauce together? It seems to be the optimum balance between effort and flavour.
>> No. 442642 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 11:51 am
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And, of course, I can't correct typing over instead of other.


>> No. 442614 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 12:58 pm
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Does defeatism become a self-fulfilling prophecy?

It feels like I'm seeing an increase in people with a fatalistic mindset, both online and amongst people I grew up with, that things are getting gradually worse and if you don't have a wealthy family behind you then you've got pretty much no chance. Now I largely agree with this sentiment but it is noticeable that the ones who complain about this the most seem to have decided that this means the system is rigged completely against them so there's no point in even trying, so they're in a worse financial position than most of their peers.

If we take home ownership, for example, I grew up in East Yorkshire and there is a noticeable split amongst people I went to school with; I'm 33 for reference. Those who saved up for a house have, by this point, been able to buy one. Those who bought into the mindset that they'd never be able to afford a house decided not to bother trying to save up for a deposit so they're still some way off, which they blame on privilege and capitalism rather than taking any responsibility for it. I appreciate home ownership is a pipe dream in certain parts of the country, particularly That London, but not whatsoever in a relatively cheap part of Yorkshire.

I think what I'm saying is we all know that things are shit, particularly if you're from a poorer background, but is the biggest factor in how successful you are your own mindset and how you adapt to this?
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>> No. 442635 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 7:08 am
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>That isn't luck, it's being talented at a rare specialism.

Not them but is their talent not a result of so many complicated factors as to be the same as "luck"?
>> No. 442636 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 7:42 am
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Keep in mind that in the same way your maths skills are arbitrarily valued in one form of work, other legitimate and innate skills are not valued (even looked down upon) depending on the nature of the economic system we live in.

I would argue that only a few career paths really require many years of specialist training, and it seems to be completely unrelated to your salary; managers can get paid as much as surgeons. There also seems to be no relationship between innate talent and pay; I'm sure there are people (perhaps few in number overall, but they do exist) with your gift for maths that never had the chance to put it into practice. Again, it's survivorship bias -- you made it, but perhaps a similar version of you would not have made it if placed in even a slightly different context.

Indeed, it really doesn't matter how socially valuable, education-dependent, or difficult your work is in our current economic system. Your pay is mainly down to negotiating power.

As an entirely separate point, I also think we're ignoring the incremental stages of a person's development. What you write about apostrophes and memes is elitist nonsense, and largely down to socialisation. The Facebook posters you're poking fun of are a stone's throw away from your average .gs poster, if you go by critical thinking skills, only here we express our bile with proper grammar.
>> No. 442637 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 9:25 am
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I'm a big wet lefty socialist, but I can't stand fatalism and defeatism. I just find it revolting, pathetic, undesirable. But it's not as simple of a dichotomy as you make it sound, crab bucket lad.

>is the biggest factor in how successful you are your own mindset and how you adapt to this


Often a person can be emphatically correct that they're shit out of luck and there's fuck all they can do about it. But that's no excuse to go blaming everything in your life on somebody or something else- I have seen many cases where I can only assume that these people enjoy the situation they are in, because it gives them the excuse not to bother with anything. Sure, they might not have much chance of turning it around and becoming the next Geoffrey Benzos, but that doesn't grant you the freedom to basically regress into childhood and abdicate responsibility for every single problem in your life.

This is the primary driving motivation behind most of that Rudgewick-esque, Acrobatic victim culture if you ask me. Everything is somebody else's fault, because that's a get out of jail free card for ever having to shoulder an ounce of control over your own fucking existence. For instance, I've dealt with some deep, deep depression in my lifetime, and ultimately at the end of the day, the most important thing I learned about that particular affliction is that the only person who can dig you out of it is yourself. Someone who refuses to help themselves will never be free of it. It goes beyond the economy and politics and just into the basic will to live.

I could go very deep into my philosophical ruminations on this, but I won't bother. It's just that when the worker's glorious revolution comes, it certainly fucking won't be carried out by people who can't be arsed to get dressed because they've run out of fucking spoons.
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4th March 2021
Thursday 9:46 am
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>when the worker's glorious revolution comes

Has the glorious revolution being mythologised? I guess it's because I've been watching too much Lucy Worsley recently, but the French Revolution was largely driven by the upper middle class, now canonised as workers, revolting against royalty and the aristocracy, with it ultimately being followed up by Napoleon becoming King in all but name.
>> No. 442639 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 9:58 am
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Well the French Revolution, as basically any historian will tell you, was not a "worker's revolution", several tonnes of nuance aside. Not to mention by the time Napoleon became Consul, let alone Emperor, the revolution was over. Given that the French Revolution was basically the event that kick started how we now view politics, many of the philosphies that we shape how we do that and ushured in the beginning of the end of European feudalism, one can hardly blame it for not implementing full Communism then and there, and people who think it could have probably got very confused about Les Misérables*.

*If this sounded like a dig it wasn't I was just speaking generally DO NOT SHOUT AT ME.


>> No. 62741 R4GE
19th March 2019
Tuesday 3:21 pm
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Vorderman from the front.
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>> No. 68178 R4GE
1st March 2021
Monday 5:08 pm
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How long has Carol been hiding her weird tooth from us?
>> No. 68179 Searchfag
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 2:39 pm
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wait, you guys don't really want to bone her, right?

it's just a joke, isn't it?
>> No. 68180 Are Moaty
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 2:43 pm
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There have been 459 posts of salaciously-captioned images of her, what do you think?
>> No. 68181 Ambulancelad
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 3:04 pm
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You need to add five to that. The 459 is the number of posts not visible from /iq/ unless you open the thread; the final five are visible so that's 464.
>> No. 68182 Are Moaty
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 4:10 pm
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Naff of yank teenlad.


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>> No. 2235 Anonymous
17th August 2013
Saturday 9:28 pm
/eco/2235 Boots!
It's that time for me again to replace my all-purpose boots because, well, the image should tell you all you need to know. I tried British "assault" boots, but the sole tends to last t most a year. I tried German "para" boots, and they come apart even worse even quicker. As comparatively cheap as they are, I think I'm getting off army boots, so I'm at a quandary. Do you have a set of every-day budget boots you swear by? I don't mind spending the money, but I'm fed up with having more gaffer tape than boot on my feet, so any and all advice and experience is welcome at this stage.
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>> No. 2899 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 2:26 pm
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this thread might have some useful info >>/poof/6294
>> No. 2900 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 2:30 pm
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Nothing wrong with a nice pair of wellies.
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3rd March 2021
Wednesday 2:37 pm
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True enough, especially considering even really quite good ones are cheap. But I don't think I'd want to wear them all day, nor would I hike in them. Though plenty of farmlads do wear them for 12+ hours at a time so what do I know.
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3rd March 2021
Wednesday 2:45 pm
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I've got through so many wellies, couple of pairs a year or more.
I now rate my swampmasters, which are polyurethane and so far, so good. more expensive than regular dunlops or whatever, but 8 months in and they're surviving. Mud season is almost over - dust season will be next, and I'll be back in dealer boots.
>> No. 2903 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 3:14 pm
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I've had Dunlop Purofort's for a long time now, they're about 60 quid but have lasted about three years - admittedly I don't do hard graft in them, just swanning about moors and muddy forest floors with maybe a couple of hours of proper work every few days. But either way they've lasted a good 15k miles.


>> No. 442357 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 7:40 pm
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The pandemic has undoubtedly hit some sectors of employment harder than others. Let's take a moment to reflect on the hard work done by the many hundreds of unsung toilet attendants in Britain's nightclubs, who are now languishing on furlough for close to one year.

We at salute you!
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>> No. 442540 Anonymous
25th February 2021
Thursday 9:02 am
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Reminds me of the Suebian knot or Norman haircut, you really need to back it up with some kind of swordsmanship or horse riding ability.
>> No. 442541 Anonymous
25th February 2021
Thursday 9:49 am
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Add samurai topknots to that list.

Generally you can make anything look silly if you are a deeply mediocre looking person trying to incorporate some eccentric aesthetic.
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1st March 2021
Monday 3:57 pm
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> Generally you can make anything look silly if you are a deeply mediocre looking person trying to incorporate some eccentric aesthetic.

It's all about deciding how pretentious you want to be.
>> No. 442612 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 9:52 am
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People get tattoos for all sorts of reasons, but part of me wonders what it says to someone else who has had similar experiences to someone, is perfectly open about their experiences when asked or it becomes relevant, but doesn't have the tattoos of their counterpart who does. It also seems strange to me people having tattoos about their life experiences on display, and then getting very cagey when asked about them.
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3rd March 2021
Wednesday 12:24 pm
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> It also seems strange to me people having tattoos about their life experiences on display, and then getting very cagey when asked about them.

It's because they mainly did it for themselves, and not for everyone to ask about that tattoo's siginificance.

What I've always found a bit tacky is people having tattoos of the names of their children and the date of birth. I may be wrong, but it seems to me like you only see that on decidedly lower-class people, often concomitant with exaggerated tribals.


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>> No. 41415 Anonymous
25th September 2020
Friday 11:46 pm
/x/41415 Still fit now.
I think the gist is self-evident.
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>> No. 41993 Anonymous
5th February 2021
Friday 11:41 pm
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She knows *exactly* what she's doing. Has she mentioned it?
>> No. 41994 Anonymous
6th February 2021
Saturday 12:39 am
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You don't say?
>> No. 41995 Anonymous
6th February 2021
Saturday 1:25 am
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>> No. 42001 Anonymous
19th February 2021
Friday 5:45 pm
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Smart's Kirsten O'Brien
>> No. 42010 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 9:38 am
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Miranda Richardson is 63 today and still proper bang tidy. She sort of looks like that Rose person one of you used to keep posting, but actually attractive.


>> No. 426868 Anonymous
16th May 2019
Thursday 5:49 pm
/b/426868 Dream Thread Mk. II
Fitter when she was fat edition.

You know the drill lads. Here are a few helpful links in order to help you further your proficiency at dreaming, and hopefully elevate the quality of discussion about our nocturnal adventures:
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>> No. 442588 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 12:47 pm
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It turned out that loads of people were androids and they all voted for each other so all the world leaders were androids.
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2nd March 2021
Tuesday 12:53 pm
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What's strange is that after a year of almost non-stop remote working, it hasn't entered my subconscious and I haven't had dreams about it at night.

One of my coworkers told me the other day that she had a dream about our usual team being in video chat and all of a sudden we all vanished and all she could see on her screen was empty chairs and desks.
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2nd March 2021
Tuesday 1:04 pm
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Is it strange? I don't remember having many exam-panic dreams while actually doing the exams. I'd expect that dreams about turning up to work and realising everyone's still WFH would mostly start happening after (if) WFH ends and everyone goes back to the office.
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2nd March 2021
Tuesday 1:36 pm
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>It's odd how frequently I have these.

I have this as well. Maybe it is something to do with the socialisation you undergo as part of a degree to fret over time management to maintain your life.

>What's strange is that after a year of almost non-stop remote working, it hasn't entered my subconscious and I haven't had dreams about it at night.

The thing that confuses me is that if you watch enough of a tv show or play enough of a game you will still dream you're inside it. I think my subconscious has tried before with WFH dreams but there's something about exchanging information with floating heads that is beyond my imaginative abilities.

I wish it would though, I'm frankly tired of processing old memories.
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2nd March 2021
Tuesday 5:16 pm
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>The thing that confuses me is that if you watch enough of a tv show or play enough of a game you will still dream you're inside it.

Yep. I replaced the clutch on my car just recently, which dragged on the entire day, and I went to bed dreaming about all the different parts of the clutch assembly that had to be taken apart and put back together. I remember then saying to myself in my dream, "Right, that's enough for the day".


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

I had a nice image, but brian isn't playing ball today. It's a list of different (very broad) types of income:
1 Earner income : work a job
2 Profit income : buy and sell
3 Interest income: lending money
4 Dividend income: owning stock
5 Rental income: renting out property
6 Capital gains : assets increase in value
7 Royalties: others use your work
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>> No. 8549 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 10:59 pm
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If Robinhood were unable to facilitate trades because it was economically unviable for them to do so, they would have said that. Instead they press released some bullshit about protecting their users.
>> No. 8550 Anonymous
27th February 2021
Saturday 11:47 pm
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They didn't, huh?
>> No. 8560 Anonymous
1st March 2021
Monday 11:19 am
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>By all means bet on a crypto ... with some semblance of utility.
I've made a little cheat-sheet of all the ones that don't seem to exist purely for the sake of existing.
I've included my general impressions of the community as seen on reddit as about ten days ago I told someone to watch ADA, purely on the basis of their community appearing to mostly be sensible people. Not really understanding the tech, the behaviour and attitudes of the people who do seem like the next best indicator.
>> No. 8563 Anonymous
1st March 2021
Monday 3:39 pm
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FYI, XRP is dead.
>> No. 8574 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 2:54 pm
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That would explain why I got the impression I did.


>> No. 22298 Anonymous
24th March 2018
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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. 24606 Anonymous
18th December 2020
Friday 4:22 pm
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>> No. 24822 Anonymous
26th February 2021
Friday 4:33 pm
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Are Xboxes less reliable than PlayStations? I can't recall having a single issue with my PS1, PS2 and PS3 over an ~18 year time span but in less than a year and a half of having an Xbox One S I've had issues with two controllers and the console itself is playing up a bit.
>> No. 24823 Anonymous
26th February 2021
Friday 7:28 pm
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Controllers have built in obsolescence these days and one controller wont do you an entire generation, the analog sticks are only rated for 400 hours of playtime and if you get a Dualsense act up on you the actuator is soldered to the board so you can't replace it without significant experience and specialised equipment. Even the £150 Xbox Series Pro Controller has a 400 hour lifespan.

The consoles are very reliable though, Xbox One/PS4 use the same AMD Jaguar Chips. Try deleting some bloat and updating the System software. You could also try a factory reset.
>> No. 24824 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 9:30 am
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Stuff from the 360/PS3 generation onwards seems a lot less reliable. My PS2 and the controllers that came with it still work fine, whereas I've gone through three PS3s and two PS4s.
>> No. 24825 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 2:16 pm
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I would guess that's a natural and somewhat unavoidable consequence of the increased power and heat. The relatively underpowered consoles Nintendo has been making post-Gamecube have had substantially lower failure rates than those of Sony and MS.


>> No. 30481 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 12:19 pm
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I think lockdown got to me.

I had to make a decision based on my career between picking two jobs and I went a bit nuts. Nothing crazy but I stopped sleeping, eating properly or living my life. My work faltered and I just kept delaying decisions and caused a mess. It led to some trouble for me.

This somehow concluded in me pacing around my flat and generally just feeling like I wasn't myself as I twitched my neck and did stuff that generally I don't associate with myself. Heart racing, lots of pacing, lots of just generally odd behaviour and spiralling. Started to feel like not a huge amount mattered anymore and just needed a break and to start again or start fresh despite that not being a clear or sensible choice. I also stopped engaging with people and thought through every possible scenario ever and got no further along.

I've looked into getting a therapist.

Has anybody had this? I don't know if I should be worried about the fact I've spiralled in such a way or just accept it's partly due to the stress of lockdown and maybe I'm not alone.

It was quite scary and I felt in a very, very, dark place. Can anybody advise? Is this to be expected being locked up inside or is this something to be worried about?
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>> No. 30491 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 5:46 pm
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Happiness is always more important than money, and you have the luxury of being in a position where you wouldn't be poor in either case. If you have even the slightest reason to believe that the grass isn't actually greener, don't do it.

Most people will give you the same old "you'll never get anywhere if you don't take risks!" bullshit, but that only applies if you're not already in a job you like. If you are, I think you should always think very, very carefully about leaving.

Bit like my mate who divorced his wife last year and now wants her back- You'll be very lucky to get a second chance.
>> No. 30492 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 5:51 pm
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Thank you anon. I've spent months agonising and your post has helped me to relax somewhat.

I really need to get better at decisions that have both downsides and upsides.

Everybody tells you to always push yourself but at what point does it end?

I know a girl who quit her inner city London law job to become a photographer and wish I was that brave. I asked her why and she said when you're 15 you kind of start making choices about your career and your life and I studied and studied for years and worked for years without ever asking do I still want to do law? She said when she took two weeks off she realised the resounding answer was no and she's delayed quitting because being the successful lawyer had become her identity and that was it.
>> No. 30493 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 8:04 pm
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Whatever you choose to do, it's good to remember that very few choices in our life are binary or permanent. There are usually more options than you think and the cost of making a bad choice is rarely as bad as you think. The fear of failure usually has far worse consequences than failure itself.
>> No. 30494 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 9:17 pm
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You're welcome ladm9.

I've had my fair share of shit jobs, and thanks to that I developed a different sense of perspective than that which most people seem to have. From where I'm sitting, a job you don't actively loathe is something precious worth holding onto, because you can't say the same for the great majority of jobs.

I'm the type of person who's never been able to stick with anything I don't enjoy, and that's a big reason my life was going absolutely nowhere until my mid 20s. But on the flipside the perspective of the law lass you mention feels completely alien to me. I find it difficult to understand how people get that far in life as though they're just on rails, without ever questioning the fact they're utterly disinterested in what they're doing. I think the common wisdom regarding "pushing yourself" and all that is actively unhealthy for us in a great many cases.

Money is the obvious answer, I know. I suppose it's because I never had money to begin with that I never felt I was missing out on much. I've walked out of jobs at lunch time and been back on the dole by that afternoon, because at the end of the day, if your days will be miserable regardless, what's the point?

But yeah. Don't beat yourself up about what could have been or if you're letting yourself down somehow. Go with your gut.
>> No. 30504 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 12:40 pm
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It sounds like an anxiety attack. Breathe, realise that the feeling will pass and that the situation can be controlled.

From what you have said, go with your gut, chasing money and making yourself miserable isn't worth it, unless you have a goal in mind in which case you can endure the misery for a known and limited time.

You have the benefit of good pay in either case. I love what I do, I'm respected and good at it, but the downside is I get paid £18K, if I could have all the positivity and be on £40K I'd be laughing.


>> No. 8551 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 1:51 pm
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>Six million accidental savers 'created by Covid crisis'

>More than six million people have become "accidental savers" during the pandemic by keeping jobs while facing fewer outgoings, a report has said. While many people have faced greater debts, redundancy, or reduced income during furlough, others have seen their financial position improve. Lower travel costs and fewer holidays or meals out have contributed, financial consultancy LCP found. Longer-term home working could extend the benefits, it suggested.

>Millions of people have seen their finances hit hard by Covid, particularly those already on lower incomes. Pressures of bigger energy and food bills, as well as other costs owing to children remaining at home, and a 20% cut in income while on furlough, have contributed to the squeeze. More than nine million people had to borrow more than they usually would by December, owing to the coronavirus crisis, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed.

>However, the LCP report suggests that another six million people have seen their bank balances benefit from fewer outgoings during the restrictions on movement. Many of them could have saved thousands of pounds. Employees who have been able to work from home - often not those in the youngest age groups - have seen commuting and travel costs fall. Those aged over 55 had been most likely to save as a result of holidays being cancelled or not booked, and older people were also most likely to have cut back on eating out, the report said. While some of these issues might only be temporary, the likelihood of a long-term change in the mix of office and home working could see people continue to save on travel costs.

>The report suggested the money saved could be put to good use by cutting existing debts, putting money aside in a rainy day fund for unforeseen emergency bills, or put into longer-term savings pots such as pensions. However, interest rates for savers are low in the current economic climate. Heidi Allan, co-author of the LCP report, said: "Employers will have a key part to play in ensuring that workers take advantage of this opportunity and do not simply allow these increased balances to sit in current accounts and gradually drift away."

>Former pensions minister Steve Webb, a partner at LCP and another author of the report, said: "There are few silver linings from the current crisis, but the emergence of a large group of accidental savers could be one of them. "A concerted effort is needed to use this unexpected opportunity to create more of a savings culture, especially among those who may permanently benefit from reduced outgoings as a result of a switch to greater home working."

How are you handling all the extra money at the end of the month, did you get into investing like everyone else? Have you started using some of the money for other things? Do you have any big plans for your savings?

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>> No. 8569 Anonymous
1st March 2021
Monday 6:34 pm
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Only three?
>> No. 8570 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 7:27 am
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>Six million accidental savers 'created by Covid crisis
Oy vey, but at what cost? Everyone of those savers is a banker in debt, that money is soaked in the blood of innocent hedge fund managers.
>> No. 8571 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 8:28 am
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How is it?
>> No. 8572 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 8:30 am
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Did you not go to bed or get up nice and early to be thick on the internet?
>> No. 8573 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 10:18 am
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Go to bed lad.


>> No. 13598 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 12:55 pm
/job/13598 Just got 5 people sacked at work (1/3 of the firm). Feels a bit weird.
Hi gents,

Just woke up to a message from a colleague that he'd been suspended with pay, along with 4 other people including me, from our accountancy firm. He's fairly certain we're on the fast track to the sack. Excuse me if I ramble slightly.

We have a slack chat (yes, this is predictable) that I set up a few years ago, and that we got complacent about using in work outside of Microsoft Teams to coordinate, and sometimes vent about our boss. Over the years we became less careful and more vitriolic, and finally I was furloughed on a weekend and didn't go back into the office due to pandemic, leaving my work computer locked and logged on with a slack window open somewhere. Dum dum duhhhm. Everyone on it gets a call from HR warning of suspension, apart from the newest guy who gets terminated.

So, 2 of them are elated. They described it as being in a toxic relationship and suddenly having it ended for you. The 3rd guy was on the ropes with his relationship with our boss, who wasn't happy with his output and has been looking at sacking for a while, while the fourth guy is newly joined, basically trusted that he was being let into something secure, and I now feel very bad about him. We have contacts, we can provide references, so he's going to be able to get something else. Since he was so new he's been terminated for 'rude messages' apparently, officially 'misconduct'. Personally I was already looking for jobs because I've just hit my 2 year and that was my limit.

I'm about to go for a joint and buy a beer and sit watching Star Trek while it all seeps in. I've changed the password and deleted the workspace so nothing more can be collected, if anything was. I hope to god the boss has got some screenshots otherwise I might be tempted to ask for proof and be a dick about it. Anyway, he probably has so he can pass them on to HR. How does one prepare for a meeting where you know that someone you have absolutely no respect for is going to try and make you feel bad for mocking them? Also, if I'm on furlough and the HR lady is calling me on whatsapp, am I under any obligation to answer?

He's literally got 1/3 of his staff on line for the sack. He heard a few weeks ago of a woman who had £250,000 worth of client turnover and was doing the whole thing herself on Xero, so now he thinks "I have a million quid turnover, surely I can do this with 4 people", forgetting that she has dictated the client relationships and records processes from the start, whereas half our clients are builders or mechanics whose idea of good recordkeeping is to make sure that only half the crumpled receipt is covered in splotches. It's all going to end in flames for him, the remaining seniors are leaving as soon as their 2 years are up. Everyone who's been suspended is prodding at the idea of whistleblowing (our boss engages in dodgy practices) now that we have nothing to lose. Also leaving glassdoor reviews.

Anyway, I digress. I've got some jobs to look at now! Feel free to call me a twat for not practising good opsec.
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>> No. 13754 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 12:08 am
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Welding an Astute class are we? I know, loose lips and all that.
>> No. 13755 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 12:21 am
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Wrong end of the altimeter.
>> No. 13756 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 1:04 am
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Space ship?
>> No. 13757 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 1:26 am
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>> No. 13758 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 3:59 am
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A fiver says it's airportlad.


>> No. 23810 Anonymous
31st December 2011
Saturday 10:22 pm
/x/23810 Guilty Would
Since this image wasn't that well received in The Ginger Thread, and by the recommendation of some lad in /b/: this is the "Guilty Would" thread.

Post women which aren't generically attractive, but which (for whatever reason) you'd shag the heck out of given the chance.
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>> No. 42002 Anonymous
19th February 2021
Friday 5:47 pm
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The internet has given me some weird kinks, but I didn't expect softly-spoken Catholic fascists to join the list.
>> No. 42006 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 12:28 pm
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The individual things going on here wouldn't normally work for me, but here, in the same woman, they all do. I really hope she snorts when she laughs, because that would make her so complete.
>> No. 42007 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 3:20 pm
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Now that's some shewable mutton right there
>> No. 42008 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 3:37 pm
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I find it ironic that the video's title contains the word "innocent" even though she's selling overpriced bits of tat.
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2nd March 2021
Tuesday 12:01 am
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>> No. 13192 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 5:53 pm
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This is going to be our food review thread.
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>> No. 14228 Anonymous
28th February 2021
Sunday 8:02 pm
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Bell peppers, grand.

Beetroot, get rid.
>> No. 14229 Anonymous
1st March 2021
Monday 12:08 am
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Never trust a vegetable that occasionally tricks you into thinking that you've got bowel cancer.
>> No. 14230 Anonymous
1st March 2021
Monday 5:04 am
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Speaking of, I've had a very black poo just now. I don't know if the cause was the Five Guys burger, the peach flavoured fanta, the can of monster, the 150mg of tramadol, or if my hernia is finally going to kill me, but something's happening for sure.
>> No. 14231 Anonymous
1st March 2021
Monday 5:11 am
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I vaguely remember stool discolouration being a thing when I was on Tramadol.
>> No. 14232 Anonymous
1st March 2021
Monday 10:15 am
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Red wine?


>> No. 7541 Anonymous
4th June 2019
Tuesday 7:03 am
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One of the UK's most high profile stock-pickers has suspended trading in his largest fund as rising numbers of investors ask for their money back. Neil Woodford said after "an increased level of redemptions", investors would not be allowed to "redeem, purchase or transfer shares" in the fund.

Investors have withdrawn about £560m from the fund over the past four weeks. However, it was a request from Kent County Council to withdraw £250m that led to the suspension.

At its peak, the Woodford Equity Income fund managed £10.2bn worth of assets, such as local authority pension funds. However, it now manages £3.7bn, according to the financial services and research firm Morningstar. Mr Woodford's firm, Woodford Investment Management, is also the biggest investor in Kier Group, the construction and services group which on Monday warned on profits, sending its shares crashing 41%.

"But he hasn't got anything on!" the whole town cried out at last. The Emperor shivered, for he suspected they were right. But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all.
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>> No. 8479 Anonymous
14th February 2021
Sunday 5:08 pm
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Taking punts on biotech is one of the main reasons why his last fund failed.
>> No. 8480 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 10:17 am
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>I've always felt that biotech is a mugs game at the best of times. It's all too common for some new work to show a magical result and then for things go quiet until the company unravels, which is a quick process in that brutal world.

Phillip Mirowski has a pretty good take on this, and describes many biotech startups as essentially ponzi schemes:

>> No. 8481 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 8:11 pm
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Ponzi scheme implies knowing wrongdoing on the part of the company. As a sciencelad what I would say is that the majority of experiments fail, science is a Darwinian process meaning that its competitive and the massive amounts of failures which occur are necessary to achieve the success that we have (you can't build the penthouse of an apartment complex without first laying foundations and building every floor up until the top one).

In practice this means that some companies may behave in a manner similar to a ponzi scheme for investors who invest blindly without understanding the underlying tech, or knowing what the inner workings of the company look like.

But yeah, it's a punt. $BNGO

Sometimes you have unexplainable successes like Elon Musk with Tesla (this isn't biotech per say but a lot of speculators are looking at this company considering the future potential of Neuralink), other times you have actual fraudulent enterprises like Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos.

The documentary about Theranos is infuriating, because they basically had point of service diagnostics available to consumers from Walgreens which would have revolutionized public health in America and been a sustainable business for them for as long as it would take to develop the machine they were building (but competitors would potentially have been able to replicate their business model), but because they lied to investors they sunk the whole enterprise and set back the mission of consumer diagnostics about a decade. Don't be greedy.

I haven't watched your video because it's an hour long and I am currently rewatching the Curtis stuff, but thanks for sharing. This is the kind of content I subscribe to this subreddit for.
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16th February 2021
Tuesday 4:05 pm
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I think the distinction that Mirowski is making, though, is that the risky stages of the experimentation is often done on public money, then there's a group of private speculators hyping up technologies as they show promise then bolting on the (overwhelming majority) that don't pan out.
>> No. 8559 Anonymous
1st March 2021
Monday 9:53 am
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FCA first alerted to concerns over Neil Woodford’s business in 2015

The Financial Conduct Authority was warned about problems within Neil Woodford’s investment business less than a year after it opened in 2014 but did not intervene for almost another two years, according to several people briefed on the process.

...concerns over its investment strategy were raised within the first year of its operation, when two of the company’s founding partners — chief operating officer Nick Hamilton and chief legal and compliance officer Gray Smith — resigned after falling out with Woodford and chief executive Craig Newman. Given their senior roles in such a high-profile business, Smith and Gray were asked to discuss the reasons for their departures in exit interviews with the FCA in January 2015. The FCA did not act on the information they presented, according to those familiar with the regulator’s dealings with the company.

The four founders had clashed openly over the company’s compliance culture and the level of due diligence carried out on Woodford’s investments in private companies, according to former WIM staff members. Hamilton and Smith were especially concerned with the amounts being committed to unlisted companies.


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