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>> No. 439651 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 4:48 pm
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New weekend thread, gloom and doom edition.
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>> No. 440336 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 7:02 pm
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How was my wheelie bin lid sealed shut if it's still above freezing? Does filthy bin water freeze at higher tempratures than non-bin water?
>> No. 440337 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 7:18 pm
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Bin grease could in theory solidify above zero, or perhaps the bin itself had air pressure difference between the inside and out, causing the lid to be sealed closed, like wot happens with a fridge door sometimes.
>> No. 440338 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 8:14 pm
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You can get light frosts when the actual air temperature is still above zero. Complicated things to do with air currents and radiance and stuff.
>> No. 440339 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 8:47 pm
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Michael J. Fox looks poorly these days. Bless him.
>> No. 440344 Anonymous
30th November 2020
Monday 12:27 pm
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I assume you're talking about the Parkinson's, because he looks otherwise perfectly healthy for someone pushing sixty?


>> No. 67544 Samefag
29th November 2020
Sunday 8:46 am
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>> No. 67566 Searchfag
29th November 2020
Sunday 9:59 pm
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Some of them probably had their jaws shaven. The pointy chin look is apparently considered quite beautiful over there.
>> No. 67567 Moralfag
29th November 2020
Sunday 11:06 pm
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It is more likely a phone filter. Most chinese phones use these beautify beautify apps by default which whiten skin, embiggen eyes, and narrow jaws. I'm a pure pro at spotting them on Tinder or Tantan or whatever.
>> No. 67568 R4GE
29th November 2020
Sunday 11:39 pm
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It's very obviously plastic surgery and shedloads of make up.
>> No. 67569 YubYub
30th November 2020
Monday 12:43 am
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In my, uhh...empirical research, I've noticed that a lot of East Asian (mostly Korean and the Chinese) gender benders use these face filters for their videos. They're impossible to wank to because they give off strong uncanny valley vibes. The skin is too smooth and the eyes are too robotical. The Japanese were really on to something with their whole imperfect perfection/wabi sabi thing.
>> No. 67571 YubYub
30th November 2020
Monday 3:59 am
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My goodness, that is a stomach churning video.


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>> No. 67545 Auntiefucker
29th November 2020
Sunday 11:06 am
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What kind of mental gymnastics do you have to engage in to call yourself gay and eskimo at the same time? Do they actually abide by the teachings of the snow or are they like atheists who call themselves cultural Christians because they were in a nativity play once?
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>> No. 67556 Crabkiller
29th November 2020
Sunday 1:13 pm
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>> No. 67557 Searchfag
29th November 2020
Sunday 2:42 pm
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This thread is pretty gay.
>> No. 67558 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 7:07 pm
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The bit you tend to miss as an atheist is that most religious people know on some level that religion isn't real, they just like it. you focus on all the absurdities and contradictions, because you take at face value what they know is just a weird collective live action role play.

eskimocs tend to be a bit more serious about their religion than the average Christian, but that really isn't saying much when you consider how watered down of a religion Christianity is nowadays. most of it is cultural etiquette, i'd argue most muslanders don't drink for roughly the same reason you didn't want your mam and dad finding out you smoked when you were 15.

acknowledging this though i think religious institutions/interest groups should be afforded less political clout. imagine if there was a political lobby for Warhammer enthusiasts or furries.
>> No. 67559 Samefag
29th November 2020
Sunday 7:20 pm
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Humans constantly try to exploit or harness any sort of natural forces they know exist; I think it's a fairly solid argument that nobody actually believes in YWH if they don't spend all their time trying to figure out how to hogtie him like Gulliver and force him to act as their own personal genie. Yeah people pray but you can pray to a river and it won't generate power until you put in the graft and build yourself a hydroelectric dam.
>> No. 67570 Moralfag
30th November 2020
Monday 1:41 am
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Are you mad that the girl in your OP identifies as eskimo and gay, or are you mad that you think the eskimo community accept her as a eskimo?


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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. 41750 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 5:33 pm
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More recent pics, compared with her younger modelling pics, are in an entirely different league.
>> No. 41751 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 7:00 pm
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I have a pulse.
>> No. 41753 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 7:59 am
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That outfit is going to be a bit sweaty, and why are you sitting on the hob love?
>> No. 41754 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 9:22 am
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She's warming my tea up.
>> No. 41755 Anonymous
30th November 2020
Monday 12:07 am
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>> No. 8022 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 5:26 pm
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In strictly income related terms, what is 'doing alright' in 2020? What is middle class?

There are rules of thumb that were established a long-time ago, earning your age being something of a minimum standard while earning 40-60k meant you owned an Aldi. You will probably notice that these rules originate from the 00's though and while calculators do exist they seem to apply national averages which seems odd as a large bottom doesn't mean you eat lots of camembert.
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>> No. 8028 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 6:55 pm
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The median income for taxpayers is £22,400 and the median household income is £29,600. If you earn more than that, you're doing better than most people. What kind of lifestyle that affords you depends very much on where you live and whether you have kids.

With that said, I think that beyond the level of near-poverty, "doing alright" is much more about managing your expectations, living within your means and building yourself a secure financial foundation. A lot of people who earn well above the average still feel poor, because they compare themselves to an unrealistic standard. A lot of people who could live comfortably are beset by constant money worries because they're living beyond their means.

Having a nice car or a big house doesn't actually make much difference to your day-to-day life, but being financially secure is life-changing. Pay off your debts, build a rainy day fund, take night classes to add another string to your bow and you'll play the rest of your life on easy mode.
>> No. 8029 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 7:29 pm
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Median earnings for full-time employees are just over £30,000. I'd have posted an image but this board is still fucked.
>> No. 8030 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 9:30 pm
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That's setting the goalposts rather arbitrarily, not everyone is a full time employee but the concept of class and relative prosperity applies to us all.
>> No. 8031 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 9:34 pm
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7 years ago there was talk of 7 new classes and there was an online quiz to tell you what you were but it is now unfortunately defunct.
>> No. 8032 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 8:27 pm
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What do you lads make of this years WEF topic?

There is a heap of conspiracy theorist prattling elsewhere online. Normally I'd shrug, but given what's happening with COVID and other prevailing political trends I'm worrying that this 'Great Reset' will end up being a reboot of Feudalism.

I'm reading 'Neo-Feudalism' by Joel Kotkin rn, which probably isn't helping matters.>>8031>>8031


>> No. 13662 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 3:30 pm
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Any HR or hiring folk on .gs? Is it worth seeking "endorsements" for specific skills on LinkedIn?

Is it worth using LinkedIn as a whole, for that matter? In what contexts might it be useful?
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>> No. 13663 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 3:42 pm
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LinkedIn makes me sick to the core. It's like entering an ultracorporate hellworld with no connection to reality. Full of #ThoughtLeaders and #ChangeManagementCoaches, all presenting this ultra-sanitised 'aspirational' image of a world where the only joy in life comes from work, and everything is squeaky clean.
>> No. 13664 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 3:52 pm
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I agree, but I view it from a ruthlessly pragmatic perspective. Job alerts, making the occasional cold contact with people who have similar research interests, etc.. I've actually made some decent use out of it in the few years I've had one.

In theory, there's nothing that you can do with LinkedIn that you can't do with e-mail and mailing lists, yet for whatever reason some people are more open to being contacted on there. Maybe there's an informality to it, the ability to see a human face, it doesn't get buried in work e-mails, or any/none of the above.

Just don't scroll through the newsfeeds, unless you've meticulously curated it or enjoy reading mindless corporate propaganda.
>> No. 13665 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 4:21 pm
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It's an absolute shithole full of shitlords. It can help for getting random recruiters to contact you, but not much else - the endorsements aren't worth anything.
>> No. 13668 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 7:40 pm
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>In what contexts might it be useful?

1. For cyber-stalking work contacts or women you're talking to on dating apps.
2. Once you have a high-skill career with experience so you can laugh at offers for consultancy work.

If you're looking for the kind of work LinkedIn was designed for at the moment then you're better off just applying for public sector jobs. At the very least once you beat the thousands of other applicants you won't have to worry about immediately being made redundant.
>> No. 13669 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 7:52 pm
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Linkedin is facebook for the underemployed/unemployed.

Have you ever had any significant job leads obtained from Linkedin? Have you ever had any significant interactions on Linkedin that has resulted in an improvement in your career?

I had an account from 2007 to 2019 when I deleted it in a huff.

With respect to businesses: if you're not the buyer or the seller, you're the product.

Better to use your offline social/professional network, you can get as many leads from mates on facebook, and be diligent in a job hunt on job boards (especially specialist job boards).

During my last job hunt I applied for >300 positions in a 3 month period. I had about 5 interviews. I only submitted a one-page CV and cover letter for each. If there was any kind of corporate application system that required me to set up an account and pick my high school subjects from drop down menus I didn't apply thinking correctly that I wouldn't be considered for any such position.


>> 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. 13977 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 9:21 pm
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I suppose to answer the question in the /£$€¥/ thread, I've found myself living close to, and able to semi-regularly buy things from an M&S food hall recently. Their beef and onion with peppercorn mayo sandwich is very nice.
>> No. 13982 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 8:35 am
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Best prepackaged sandwich I've ever had was a carrot chutney one from M&S in London about 7 years ago. I've never seen it again since.
>> No. 13987 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 2:52 pm
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I've had some excellent packaged sandwiches, but the best I've ever had was a ham and cheese croissant sandwich from WHSmith's. It wasn't fancy, it wasn't even hot, but for some reason it always hit a spot other meal deal sandwiches and wraps simply couldn't.

I only ever saw them in the airport stores, and the pandemic has caused them to stop stocking them.
>> No. 13989 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 3:47 pm
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The Smiffs in Lime Street station stocked these for about a fortnight, then presumably had to stop selling them because they were actually edible.
>> No. 13991 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 6:25 pm
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This spice mix has made me overdose on chicken thighs for the past few days. Delicious stuff.


>> No. 12807 Anonymous
10th November 2018
Saturday 9:39 am
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What's the best method for making tomato sauce?

I usually slowly cook a few tins of plum tomatoes, but it doesn't quite taste as rich and strong as I'd like. Should I be adding in tomato puree?
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>> No. 13055 Anonymous
3rd August 2019
Saturday 7:11 pm
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Today I've tried using red wine vinegar in my pasta sauce. I think it might be a bit of a game changer.
>> No. 13056 Anonymous
3rd August 2019
Saturday 8:52 pm
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As I said in >>12823 you need a bit of vinegar to make the tomatoes taste nicer. It's definitely a game changer.
>> No. 13274 Anonymous
4th April 2020
Saturday 12:06 pm
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I think I've perfected tomato sauce:-

3 tins of chopped tomatoes
6/7 cloves of garlic
Glug of oil
A few herbs
A squeeze of tomato puree

>> No. 13275 Anonymous
4th April 2020
Saturday 3:34 pm
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I always add white wine vinegar to pasta. And a small mountain of salt. The pasta should taste delicious on its own.

It ain't perfecto if it's tinned tomatoes now is it, mate.
>> No. 13990 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 5:50 pm
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Never heard of them before, but my local Asda has tins of Di Leo chopped tomatoes for 28p so I've stocked up. They must have tried to import shitloads from Italy when everything hit the fan earlier in the year because they also had loads of bronze cut spaghetti and 00 flour for 20p.


>> No. 13978 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 12:45 am
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Settle an argument for me: Do you put eggs in the refrigerator?

I had long assumed that eggs only went in the fridge if you're buying the American ones where the shell has been washed. For proper eggs you don't put them in as moisture builds up on the inside of the shell.

Well, I just looked at the egg carton in my cupboard and it says to keep them refrigerated for best results. I don't know what to believe anymore.
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>> No. 13983 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 10:15 am
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If you keep them in the fridge, then your boil timing goes all to fuck.
>> No. 13984 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 10:22 am
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I left an egg on a radiator for a month to give to someone as a prank, expecting it to smell when cracked, but he cooked and ate it without noticing and before I could stop him. It didn't make him ill and he said it tasted completely normal.

I think you can tell when eggs are off, the yolk seems to stick to the inside of the shell more than usual. I've had a few recently where it was slightly stuck and they didn't taste off.
>> No. 13985 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 12:54 pm
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>For proper eggs you don't put them in as moisture builds up on the inside of the shell.

I've never heard this before. As >>13981 says aren't eggs already full of moisture on the inside of the shell?
>> No. 13986 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 2:01 pm
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At the back of my cupboard is a box of 7 year old eggs. They look fine, but feel a little fluffy and roll like mexican jumping beans.
>> No. 13988 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 3:37 pm
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A little bit of experimentation is required, but I find 4:30 to 4:45 is ideal for soft boiled eggs, if you're taking them from the fridge and putting them straight into a rolling boil.


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>> No. 91398 Anonymous
11th November 2020
Wednesday 4:31 pm
/pol/91398 In the not too distant future
This man is going to become the Chairman of Hong Kong, and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 91808 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 5:24 pm
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>Grow up.
He's not wrong though.
>> No. 91810 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 5:27 pm
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>real issues around a lack of trade union culture

Like Amazon hiring Intelligence to surveil their staff and ensure the workplace is not conducive to Union formation?

Or Amazon using Lib Woke talking points as a weapon to ensure the workforce doesn't Unionize?

No you're right. These CEOs are saints, they are not to be expected to adhere to any kind of Social Contract, nor should they be yoked with any additional responsibilities for their staff with all the power and privilege they wield.
>> No. 91811 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 5:29 pm
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>The situation might be worse in the US
In the US they're subject to mandatory 100% exit searches, and aren't paid for the time this takes, which can be upwards of an hour on a heavy shift.
>> No. 91812 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 11:51 pm
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I don't know how hard you'd work for under a tenner an hour, but my old boss had a phrase I've always rather liked.

"If you're paying peanuts, you'll only get monkeys."
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29th November 2020
Sunday 11:21 am
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>Nearly a year after doctors identified the first cases of a worrying new disease in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the country appears to be stepping up a campaign to question the origins of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

>State media has been reporting intensively on coronavirus discovered on packaging of frozen food imports, not considered a significant vector of infection elsewhere, and research into possible cases of the disease found outside China’s borders before December 2019.

>The official People’s Daily newspaper claimed in a Facebook post last week that “all available evidence suggests that the coronavirus did not start in central China’s Wuhan”.


>> No. 27146 Anonymous
26th August 2020
Wednesday 10:54 pm
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I suppose it's time for a new thread seeing as the previous one is almost at 1,700 posts.

It's been kicking off in America (again) after the police have shot a black man (again). A couple of protesters/rioters have been killed after they were driven by the police towards an alt-right militia, with this planned in advance.
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>> No. 28372 Anonymous
12th October 2020
Monday 1:42 pm
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>> No. 29064 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 9:45 am
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>A majority of people believe Black Lives Matter, the anti-racism movement that spread across the UK this summer, has increased racial tension, according to a poll.

>Just over half (55%) of UK adults believe the BLM protests that took place in big cities but also in the Shetland Islands and the Isle of Wight, increased racial tensions, according to a survey of more than 2,000 people by pollsters Opinium. Only 17% of the people polled in October disagreed. The polling also showed 44% of ethnic minorities felt BLM increased racial tensions.
>> No. 29065 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 9:48 am
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But that doesn't really tell us what people think about BLM itself, just what they think the outcomes of BLM's protests have been.
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29th November 2020
Sunday 10:23 am
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The general consensus seems to be that people agree with the notion that black lives matter but have a much less favourable view on the clusterfuck that is BLM UK as an organisation.
>> No. 29070 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 10:30 am
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Given that the same research shows that Asian people have had a similar rise in racist experiences to black people, they may have a point about the rise not being entirely due to BLM's actions.
Black and Asian Lives Matter would be so much easier to pronounce though, just BALM. Then you'd get some interesting confused mythology referencing Poe; "There is no BALM in Gilead" as in, there should be no minorities in the promised land, only that gets tied up with how Atwood used Gilead in her books.


>> No. 15319 Anonymous
29th October 2013
Tuesday 10:52 pm
/v/15319 Hidden Gems?
I found this bad boy on netflix, I watched for the tits stayed for the rest of the film. Brilliantly funny and touching. Anyone got any other hidden gems?
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>> No. 22953 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 2:09 pm
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I tried watching this last night and realised half way through I'd seen it before but forgotten because of how boring it was. May as well just read the plot summary.
>> No. 22995 Anonymous
14th December 2019
Saturday 10:31 am
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Lads, I'm trying to track down a film I saw one night on Channel 4 years ago.

The gist of it is a guy pretending to be a photographer scams his way across Italy. Is joined by a woman running away from a convent. Then after conning a mafia funeral he ends up jailed.

I know it wasn't a fever dream.
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26th December 2019
Thursday 7:50 pm
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I always want something I've never gotten elsewhere when I watch a film, and Colassal certainly delivers. 100% recommended watch on my part.
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28th December 2019
Saturday 8:33 pm
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try tipofmytounge on reddit
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29th November 2020
Sunday 8:43 am
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I watched this last night before bed and it was so good I decided to bump this old thread because it's basically the perfect definition of a hidden gem.

If you've ever stayed up watching some rubbish TV documentary about the Rendlesham Forest incident then this might be your new favourite film. Otherwise I'd recommend it because of how well shot, written and edited it all is. It's not Signs or anything though, just to make that clear. Now one fights a monster with a stick. Most of the people who worked on it or starred in it don't even have Wikipedia pages, so again, the definition of a hidden gem.


>> No. 27582 Anonymous
30th August 2020
Sunday 2:47 pm
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Do any of you lads have a VR set up? I'm seriously thinking about getting a Rift S. VR is now at a price point where I think I could justify it to myself, but the question is - will the novelty wear off - are there enough engaging experiences yet or will it be a cool toy for a bit that then doesn't have anything else to offer?

I was thinking about getting it partially for games, and partially as a way of getting cardio in in a more fun and less COVID-getting way than going to the gym.

The Rift S seems to be the best value option but I don't like the fact it's owned by Facebook - is stretching that extra £100ish to get a Vive Cosmos worth it? Also, I have a Ryzen 3600X and RTX 2060, will that be good enough?

Thanks lads. Thads.
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>> No. 27620 Anonymous
5th September 2020
Saturday 12:14 am
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An ACTUAL PROFESSOR has done studies on the caloric expenditure of popular VR games.
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5th September 2020
Saturday 12:33 am
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About 1 hour on drums and 30 mins of Beat Saber.
>> No. 27622 Anonymous
5th September 2020
Saturday 2:39 am
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Well, I'm glad it was more fun than an hour of walking.
>> No. 27633 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 9:56 pm
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GTA V VR mod works surprisingly well. It's very fun to explore the world map in full VRw.

However, the mod renders the left and right eye alternately, so each eye is always one frame offset from the other, though this can be disabled at the cost of losing stereoscopic effects (which doesn't affect the game all that much, imo). What it does mean though is that now I've come out of about an hour of playing it, the real world feels very strange indeed.

The game is fully playable though, although the Menyoo's laser sights option is a good one to turn on.
>> No. 27671 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 12:02 am
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2ish month update:

I'm still using it every day, even if just to crack one out, and the novelty hasn't worn off. Been playing Fallout 4 VR for the past couple of weeks, and despite its many, many problems it's far more engaging in VR than it ever was in 2D. Weirdly it almost feels like the Nuka-World DLC was made for VR but it has never officially been released.

At this point I'd say I've got my money's worth out of it, and think that whilst VR still has a way to go, especially with the Quest 2 launching at £299, it's something that I think is worth looking into for more people.


>> No. 29052 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 9:08 pm
/news/29052 Fugging hell: tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

>Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name – Fugging – after ridicule of their signposts, especially on social media, became too much to bear.

>They finally grew weary of Fucking, its current name, which some experts say dates back to the 11th century.

And nobody will ever know...


>> 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. 41739 Anonymous
16th November 2020
Monday 11:01 pm
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>> No. 41740 Anonymous
16th November 2020
Monday 11:35 pm
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That's a difficult wank, but I see where you're going with it.
>> No. 41741 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 1:55 am
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What can I say, I go weak at the knees for powerful women.
>> No. 41742 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 11:36 am
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Why is she playing Thatcher like she's had a stroke?
>> No. 41752 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 9:11 pm
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I never knew that Rosie Jones had such massive tits.


>> No. 62741 R4GE
19th March 2019
Tuesday 3:21 pm
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Vorderman from the front.
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>> No. 67511 Samefag
24th November 2020
Tuesday 1:33 pm
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The blur makes her worryingly look like my mum.
>> No. 67512 Moralfag
24th November 2020
Tuesday 1:53 pm
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Is your mum single?
>> No. 67513 Auntiefucker
24th November 2020
Tuesday 1:56 pm
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No, but my dad is definitely punching with her.
>> No. 67525 Searchfag
25th November 2020
Wednesday 4:25 pm
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She's dead
>> No. 67543 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 7:15 pm
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Carol Vorderman with my future wife.


>> No. 90436 Anonymous
25th August 2020
Tuesday 2:30 pm
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Rishi Sunak is going to be Prime Minister next year and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 91774 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 4:38 pm
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I've got a Volvo that runs on back issues of 2000 AD, if you're interested. Two careful owners, 80k miles, slight traces of fanny batter on the back seats, £895 OVNO, GSOH, no DSS.
>> No. 91783 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 12:23 am
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But Viz is really really shit.
I think that's sort of the point.
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28th November 2020
Saturday 4:29 pm
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This place really is full of utter snobs especially given that least two of us three seem to be unemployed or earn under 50k a year.

I'm just going to sit here happily reading my Viz and Private Eye, drinking my non-craft "piss in a tin" beer and watching re-runs of HIGNFY and other BBC comedy dross on fucking iplayer. Someone has to let the side down, after all.
>> No. 91803 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 4:35 pm
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I thought 40k was the cutoff for snobbery? So long as it's a figure greater than your age of course.
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28th November 2020
Saturday 4:47 pm
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I vaguely remember there being a study a few years back that stated that £50k family income was the middle class cut-off point. Fuck knows though, really.


>> No. 28996 Anonymous
27th November 2020
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Fewer people believe the BBC to be an impartial broadcaster than ever before, with the corporation’s news output falling below Sky, ITV/STV, Channel 5, and Channel 4 in the latest Ofcom report.

According to Ofcom’s BBC Performance Tracker, only 54% of UK adults agree that the BBC provides news that is impartial. However, separate research comparing the BBC to other UK broadcasters found that 58% of people thought the corporation was impartial. This is compared to Sky’s 69%, Channel 4’s 66%, ITV/STV’s 63%, and Channel 5’s 61%.

Perception of the trustworthiness of the BBC’s news output also varied across the socio-economic spectrum. The Ofcom report found that 60% of people in the higher AB socio-economic group thought the corporation was impartial, compared to just 49% in the lower CD group.

Younger audiences are treating BBC services such as iPlayer as an afterthought, according to a warning from Ofcom, as the media regulator revealed that people aged 16-34 spend less than an hour a day consuming BBC content.

This age group has reduced its use of the BBC by 22% in three years, according to Ofcom’s annual appraisal of the corporation’s performance. People in the age bracket are drifting away from traditional broadcast channels such as BBC One and instinctively heading towards YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, rather than the corporation’s online services. As a result younger audiences tend to only use iPlayer “when they know what they want to watch, rather than as a destination to browse for new content”.

The loyalty of older and wealthier BBC viewers is draining away as the corporation desperately tries to attract younger audiences, a report from the media regulator has revealed. Ofcom also said yesterday that the corporation was out of touch with large swathes of licence fee payers around the UK, as its audience continues to fall.
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>> No. 29030 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 12:02 am
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The BBC used to have quality scientific programmes on its mainstream channels. They dumbed things down horrendously.
>> No. 29044 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 12:18 pm
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>They dumbed things down horrendously.

And apparently it's still too smart.
>> No. 29045 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 12:42 pm
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>Is the BBC fucked? I can't even remember the last time I actually watched it on the telly.
I hope not. Everyone else has said it already, but compare Classic FM and Radio 3.
>> No. 29046 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 12:51 pm
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What's Scala like?
>> No. 29047 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 4:08 pm
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Classical programming, radio or otherwise, is still sadly largely dominated by drawing a broader audience in with more popular pieces. Not that they're bad pieces by any means, just that total overexposure makes them banal and washes away any contextual significance, take The Ride of the Valkyries which has taken on a different flavour than setting the scene for deceiving and defying a vengeful god.

That said, your point does stand. Radio 3 really does go out of its way to introduce the listeners to something "unusual" or not as well known.

The BBC's main charm is in local radio, Radios 3, 4 and 6, BBC Four and the occasional televised sport.


>> No. 426868 Anonymous
16th May 2019
Thursday 5:49 pm
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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. 440294 Anonymous
22nd November 2020
Sunday 8:35 am
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Last night I was a hatchet man in the roman empire during the first century, think captain Willard in Apocalypse now. I had the task of tracking down and putting down a Jewish uprising by decapitating the cult leader (the leader was jesus obviously).

When I got to Jerusalem I went in a cave/open tomb in the garden of gethsemane where I found a translucent fetus like brain stem hovering in the darkness as I reach the height of my back swing to sever the brain from the stem there was a rush of energy/ light towards it and it formed into a weird small alien in the 80s foam latex style (think midget in a costume like the small Stations in bill and ted) and declared 'no! For I am the light of the world'

Next scene we are outside the cave and 'jesus' is giving a sermon on the mound speech I don't remember it fully but it concluded with the line 'follow me and I will make you richer than kings' it is apparent from the context this is an advert and jesus is actually trying to sell us on coming to the shopping centre that he has just opened.
>> No. 440295 Anonymous
22nd November 2020
Sunday 9:37 am
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I was interviewing Donald Trump via Zoom for a job at my work. I also had Teams open so the rest of my department could sneakily watch it. He somehow found out and I got sacked.
>> No. 440303 Anonymous
23rd November 2020
Monday 7:07 pm
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I had a dream that I somehow acquired a beaten up black Chevrolet C4 Corvette with a big V8 engine and was driving it around the streets of my neighbourhood with the top down, all the while thinking what a waste of money the car was, and not to mention the bad fuel economy I was getting from it.
>> No. 440304 Anonymous
23rd November 2020
Monday 8:48 pm
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I can't stand LAWWY BANDY JUUNYA or the fact he turns up in so many videos by other creators.
>> No. 440340 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 4:04 pm
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I was in a shop to buy a few things, and then I suddenly saw my neighbour's credit card in my wallet, for some reason, so I paid the £35 or so with it. When I left the shop, I became worried that it would affect my own credit score if it came out that I was illegally using my neighbour's credit card unbeknownst to him, and so I was trying to figure out how to send him the money back via Paypal, maybe with a message that I was sorry I used his card. But I then realised that I had no idea what his Paypal handle was.


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>> No. 67540 Are Moaty
28th November 2020
Saturday 1:13 pm
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>A government minister fears traffic jams sparked as a result of a no-deal Brexit could lead to an unlikely surge in... dogging.

>The cabinet member is said to have confessed his worries for Kent's lay-bys and quiet car parks at last week's Conservative Party conference, The Sunday Times reports.
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>> No. 67541 Samefag
28th November 2020
Saturday 1:45 pm
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We know, lad. We discussed it when it was actually in the news last year.
>> No. 67542 Samefag
28th November 2020
Saturday 2:26 pm
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It is a particularly British thing to mentally link up "bored truckers" to "going dogging".

I've never been dogging, but is it a favourite of truck drivers?


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