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>> No. 2548 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 1:20 pm
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I put in a new light (light A) by daisy-chaining it to the one in the next room (light B) but it's not working properly.

When light B is turned on light A goes off. Light B by itself works ok and light A works properly when light B is off.
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>> No. 2556 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 3:53 pm
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>>2554

I think you've just wired up the wrong terminals on a two-way switch. Do you own a multimeter?

http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php/2_Way_Switching
>> No. 2557 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 3:56 pm
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>>2556

I'll check it. Does the live "input" cable go in the L or C terminal?
>> No. 2559 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 4:01 pm
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>>2557

C is your live/input voltage - I bet that's what you've done, put in in an L. This would mean that switch A is only receiving live (common) power when B is switched on.
>> No. 2560 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 4:42 pm
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>>2559

lies
>> No. 2561 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 5:01 pm
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>>2560

Sorry.

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>> No. 428568 Anonymous
7th July 2019
Sunday 9:11 am
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A permaban for 'having some sort of mental breakdown' by posting about an old woman buying 16 packets of crumpets?

Clearly Big Toast is behind this. They've always been wary of crumpets.
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>> No. 428618 Anonymous
8th July 2019
Monday 5:45 am
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>>428614
> Nothing sorts out a hangover like a bacon butty.

Someone's never tried a line of speed, two aspirin, five double gin and tonics and a kit kat chunky.
>> No. 428621 Anonymous
8th July 2019
Monday 9:24 am
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>>428617

They did, but it was just a normal food rather than as other lad put it, a defining characteristic.

>danishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Bacon is okay but it's no birdseye steakhouse grills with chips

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>> No. 428622 Anonymous
8th July 2019
Monday 9:50 am
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>>428618

You're both wrong. A teaspoon of salt with a big glass of water or milk and half a Nytol. You'll wake up two or three hours later feeling like nothing happened.
>> No. 428623 Anonymous
8th July 2019
Monday 10:15 am
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When I have a hangover I like to eat lots of ready salted crisps. If I'm up to it I may have a crisp sandwich but sometimes I'm so hanging the bread will make me heave.
>> No. 428627 Anonymous
8th July 2019
Monday 12:34 pm
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>>428618

That's enough out of you, Hunter S. Thompson.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHfHaXLM9HU

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>> No. 4521 Anonymous
10th July 2018
Tuesday 12:27 pm
/boo/4521 PIZZAGATE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBtAWquCFqo

I believe him.

I expect the reputation management crew to be here any minute.
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>> No. 4805 Anonymous
18th June 2019
Tuesday 6:41 am
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>> No. 4806 Anonymous
18th June 2019
Tuesday 7:52 am
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>>4805

Definitely a good use of one's time to make diss songs about a youtuber with 211 subscribers.
>> No. 4807 Anonymous
18th June 2019
Tuesday 9:28 am
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>>4806
Before the song was released they had 213 subscribers.
>> No. 4808 Anonymous
25th June 2019
Tuesday 4:37 pm
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>> No. 4824 Anonymous
8th July 2019
Monday 6:11 am
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>> No. 427812 Anonymous
21st June 2019
Friday 6:18 pm
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This week’s puzzle marks the opening round of a national competition in which Guardian readers have traditionally performed strongly over many years.

You have to work out how White, playing as usual up the board in the diagram, can force checkmate in two moves, however Black defends.

The puzzle is the first stage of the Winton British Chess Solving Championship, organised by the British Chess Problem Society and open to any British resident. Entry is free and the prize fund will be at least £1,225.


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jun/21/chess-national-solving-championship-open-entries

It's the pawn to H8, right?
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>> No. 427855 Anonymous
22nd June 2019
Saturday 2:08 pm
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>>427812
I'm wondering whether it can be brute-forced. The criteria here is essentially that for the correct white move, white has a mating response to every black move. In this position, there are 38 legal moves for white and 13 moves for black, but some of the white moves are checks which narrow down the possibilities for black. For example, after Rf5+ the only legal move is Nxf5.

>>427853
If black doesn't use the rook, it has to move something else.
e7 Nf5 Rxf5#
e7 N{f3,g2} Rf5#
e7 Rf8 exf8Q#
e7 d[65] Re6#
e7 c6 Qd6#

I don't think there's an immediate mate from e7 g6 though.
>> No. 427856 Anonymous
22nd June 2019
Saturday 2:51 pm
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>>427855

h8=Q#
>> No. 427861 Anonymous
22nd June 2019
Saturday 4:21 pm
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>>427856
D'oh! In that case, I think we have our answer. 1. e7 ... leads to inevitable mate in one.
>> No. 428577 Anonymous
7th July 2019
Sunday 4:46 pm
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White and Black join forces.
>> No. 428585 Anonymous
7th July 2019
Sunday 7:20 pm
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>>428577
"Move the other colour" was occasionally the solution to some of the odder problems, but it's not been allowed for decades.

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>> No. 63621 Anonymous
7th July 2019
Sunday 3:31 pm
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Lads, you've forgotten.

Shame on you all.
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>> No. 63622 YubYub
7th July 2019
Sunday 3:53 pm
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If it's any consolation I still get aggressively upset about the Manchester Arena bombing.
>> No. 63623 Auntiefucker
7th July 2019
Sunday 4:42 pm
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>>63622

Ariana Grenade

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>> No. 2541 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 11:44 am
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Doing up the bathroom which will involve changing the shower, tiles, flooring and basin unit but also ripping up the floorboards and changing the pipes.

Do I do the pipes first then the flooring, then the rest?
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>> No. 2543 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 1:15 pm
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>>2542

how to use common sense?
>> No. 2544 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 1:40 pm
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>>2543
get big brain

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 2545 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 2:50 pm
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>>2543
>>2544
This website's going to the dogs for fuck sake.
>> No. 2546 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 3:13 pm
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>>2545
Revengelad has finally won.
>> No. 2547 Anonymous
7th July 2019
Sunday 1:41 pm
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Yes.

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>> No. 63618 Moralfag
7th July 2019
Sunday 1:13 pm
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mods smell of stinky poo
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>> No. 63619 Are Moaty
7th July 2019
Sunday 1:34 pm
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>>63618
Hi /uhu/2542&2544
>> No. 63620 Ambulancelad
7th July 2019
Sunday 1:40 pm
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>>63618
Oh lad.

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>> No. 4809 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 1:31 am
/boo/4809 Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers (2018)
I am about as sceptical as they come but there is elements to his story that makes it more convincing than most.

The film it self is made by the usual conspiratorial innuendo crowd in their style.

Essentially he is a man who in the 80s claimed to have worked reverse engineering parts of an alien space craft.

But he completely doesnt match the usual profile of people at the centre of these things. He doesn't seem like he wants the attention. And that's part of what makes it interesting.

He has certainly at least been telling the truth about things that weren't public, he is the person who first introduced Area 51 into the public consciousness and described a security device they used there that later it was revealed Lockheed used at their skunkworks as well.

Also there has apparently been weird cover ups about his past he claims to have degrees from Caltech and MIT and have worked Los Alamos National Lab all of which all have apparently denied having any record of it. But later it was found out there was an article written about Los Alamos National Lab where he was in the picture. This all seems a bit odd because one would assume there was at least a professor who would remember him but it is brushed over a bit in the documentary.

If any of what is said to be verified in the documentary is actually true there is definitely more going on then there usually is with these sorts of claims but it is hard to tell what, when the people telling his story want to believe these things too much and sensationalize what they have.
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>> No. 4819 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 3:32 pm
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>>4817

>though the realities of the distances and mechanics involved in space travel would suggest it's still almost impossible that we've had any contact with aliens


It doesn't suggest anything of the sort. It is just difficult for us with our current level of technology and energy efficency.

A hundred years ago you'd be talking about how machines carring 500 people at 10 km up at around the speed of sound was almost impossible yet that is what is happening right now.

>then the technology harvested from such a craft would be so incredibly advanced that it would be impossible to sit on and would be immediately evident, when say, the US army started teleporting their tanks etc.

What makes you think we would be capible of understanding it that well and replicating it? One of the things that is said in the docummenary is that the technology seems to be dependant on a stable isotope of Moscovium to run since we don't have that, and Moscovium was only created in a lab 15 years after he was making these claims it wouldn't be absurd to presume that they wouldn't be able to make use of it even if they wanted to. It isn't a question of sitting on it.


It is of course very easy to shit on and question any of the ideas here, that's why I posted it in /boo/ and not /lab/ but you aren't doing a good job of it.
>> No. 4820 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 7:50 pm
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>>4819

>It doesn't suggest anything of the sort. It is just difficult for us with our current level of technology and energy efficency.

>A hundred years ago you'd be talking about how machines carring 500 people at 10 km up at around the speed of sound was almost impossible yet that is what is happening right now.

I know where you're coming from, but even Da Vinci had a blueprint for a helicopter - we have known for a long time that flight was possible, we just didn't know how we were going to do it.

Space travel is a bit different, in that we know the distances are so mind bendingly vast that physics is the limiting factor, not engineering.

It's not impossible, it's just a micron away from being impossible. Unless - if this lad is telling the truth, the implication could well be that there's alien life in this solar system.
>> No. 4821 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 7:52 pm
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>>4819

>It is of course very easy to shit on and question any of the ideas here, that's why I posted it in /boo/ and not /lab/ but you aren't doing a good job of it.

Don't do that, mate. Don't have a teary because someone is more sceptical than you.
>> No. 4822 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 8:11 pm
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>>4821

no one is having a teary lad, no one is comparing their dicks, so put yours away.
>> No. 4823 Anonymous
7th July 2019
Sunday 9:56 am
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>>4822

Mines not very long but it's quite girthy.

And I know when someone's having a teary on here, I can smell it a mile off. because of the teary meter I pulled out of a UFO in nevada

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>> No. 18042 Anonymous
14th February 2019
Thursday 7:08 am
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Shamima Begum: Bring me home, says Bethnal Green girl who left to join Isis

On the day the caliphate suffered a mortal blow the teenage London bride of an Islamic State fighter lifted her veil. Her two infant children were dead; her husband in captivity. Nineteen years old, nine months pregnant, weak and exhausted from her escape across the desert, she nevertheless looked calm and spoke with a collected voice.

“I’m not the same silly little 15-year-old schoolgirl who ran away from Bethnal Green four years ago,” she told me. “And I don’t regret coming here.”

With those words and the act of lifting her niqab, a mystery ended. The girl sitting before me, alone in a teeming Syrian refugee camp of 39,000 people where she is registered as No 28850, was Shamima Begum, the only known survivor of the three schoolgirls from Bethnal Green Academy whose fate has been unknown at home since they fled Britain together in 2015 to join Islamic State.

Ms Begum may have reached comparative safety, yet she chastised herself for leaving the last Isis territory as Kurd forces, backed by the West, closed in.

“I was weak,” she told me of her flight from the battle in Baghuz, with something akin to remorse. “I could not endure the suffering and hardship that staying on the battlefield involved. But I was also frightened that the child I am about to give birth to would die like my other children if I stayed on. So I fled the caliphate. Now all I want to do is come home to Britain.”


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/shamima-begum-bring-me-home-says-bethnal-green-girl-who-fled-to-join-isis-hgvqw765d

Should someone who quite clearly doesn't regret going to join ISIS and is still sympathetic to their plight be allowed back in this country? Then again, she'd already been 'radicalised' by those closest to her in this country.
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>> No. 19024 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 6:41 pm
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>>19021
This. I thought the whole shitting-all-over-the-world-and-leaving-the-locals-to-clean-up thing was supposed to have finished with the end of Empire. Unless this is part of a strategy to court reactionary voters with "look, we're bringing back the good old days".
>> No. 19025 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 10:44 pm
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>>19021

We've discussed this at length; "bringing her back" is complex and risky, however you slice it.
>> No. 19027 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 11:32 pm
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>>19025

Can we at least make her pay her TV licence?
>> No. 19028 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 11:53 pm
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>>19027
I doubt it. She's even getting legal aid now, PAID FOR WITH MONEY TAKEN FROM HARDWORKING TAXPAYERS.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6921827/Shamima-Begum-legal-aid-despite-stripped-UK-citizenship.html
>> No. 19603 Anonymous
7th July 2019
Sunday 8:31 am
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She's now wheeling him out to appear in unboxing videos on YouTube for shit she's being paid to promote.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4rlr-YeVuA

(A good day to you Sir!)

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>> No. 2130 Anonymous
31st March 2010
Wednesday 11:01 am
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Are there any 'resting actors' out there?

I'm back up to about a litre of whisky a day again. :(
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>> No. 8273 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 3:02 pm
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>>8272
Not him, but is there any unofficial age ceiling for apprenticeships whereby you start to look like a weirdo for applying?
>> No. 8274 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 3:03 pm
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>>8272

I genuinely thought it was 25, do you just apply alongside all the kids?
>> No. 8275 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 6:23 pm
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>>8274
There are apprentices past retirement age.
>> No. 8276 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 11:58 pm
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>>8273

Not really. People have the same worry about going to university in later life, but mature applicants are generally well received because they've got a bit of life experience and a bit of common sense. Loads of people change careers midway through their life, either through choice or because the job they trained for no longer exists.

Some apprenticeship providers just want a source of cheap labour and would rather choose a wet-behind-the-ears teenager who won't complain, but you probably don't want to be working for pricks like that. If you were an electrician or a plumber, would you rather work alongside a teenage lad who can barely get out of bed in the morning or a fully grown adult?
>> No. 8277 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 12:50 pm
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>>8273

In my workplace, there are two Apprentices aged 28 and 39 respectively. There's only one other person in the department younger than that, though. Our two apprentices are perfectly capable of doing their work like any other employer, but they have no formal qualifications that would let them get a foot in the door for promotions, so they're working through coursework for NVQs and other such certifications. It helps that the organisation is full of other people who are constantly learning, so it's considered to be normal, even encouraged.

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>> No. 2529 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 12:18 am
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how to make a white noise alarm clock?

i've got a little alarm like this and i want to hook up a small white noise generator to it instead of the buzzer

how to do this?

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 2536 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 12:01 pm
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>>2534
Nice try, big-winder.
>> No. 2537 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 12:23 pm
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>>2535
Point one of those dyson airblades at your face. That'd get anyone up.
>> No. 2538 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 12:33 pm
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>>2537
Phwoar yeah it's high noon on my sundial IYKWIM
>> No. 2539 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 2:20 pm
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>>2538

I know exactly what you mean. But I dont like it.
>> No. 2540 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 11:42 am
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The thing about insomnia is, you don't need an alarm clock.

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>> No. 63606 YubYub
5th July 2019
Friday 4:54 am
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Mods are asleep

Post Ossett
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>> No. 63613 Auntiefucker
5th July 2019
Friday 12:52 pm
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>>63612
How much do you think the prozzies in the brothel would charge to dress up as a furry?
>> No. 63614 YubYub
5th July 2019
Friday 1:22 pm
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>> No. 63615 Ambulancelad
5th July 2019
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>> No. 63616 Auntiefucker
5th July 2019
Friday 3:04 pm
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>>63614
Not sure how I feel about that photo, the distortion is so uncanny.

Also it was taken in Oss*tt lol
>> No. 63617 Billbob
6th July 2019
Saturday 2:00 am
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>>63613

Only about a tenner above the usual rates
I'd imagine.

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>> No. 428480 Anonymous
4th July 2019
Thursday 10:50 pm
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Only just discoved this exists

thought you guys would get a kick out of it.

https://www.marinetraffic.com
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>> No. 428519 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 6:19 pm
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>>428510
You mean yours did.
>> No. 428520 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 6:55 pm
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>>428518

what an odd and toxic lie.
>> No. 428521 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 7:21 pm
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A CUNT-OFF AND SPITE?
IT'S A BRITFA.GS FRIDAY NIGHT!
>> No. 428522 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 7:26 pm
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>>428511
Remember to stop if anything gets sore, dadlad.

>>428521
>Do anything over the weekend, Steve?
>I had an argument about boats, or wanking, I'm not sure which.
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5th July 2019
Friday 8:03 pm
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>>428521
This is how we do it
It's Friday night, and I feel all right
The cunt-off's here on the West Side


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>> No. 428295 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 6:14 pm
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How wealthy are you?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48759591

I'm 30 and in the bottom 50% - approximately £50,000 equity in my house, £26,000 in pensions but next to fuck all in savings.
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>> No. 428466 Anonymous
4th July 2019
Thursday 6:35 pm
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>>428464
Why not into a universal hatred of shareholders and CEOs of corporations that are actively doing things that will kill us?
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4th July 2019
Thursday 6:40 pm
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>>428463
We had a lad who did that before. He complained that he had to give greater scrutiny to would be migrants from parts of Africa notorious for fraudulent applications, as he thought that was racial profiling.
>> No. 428468 Anonymous
4th July 2019
Thursday 6:48 pm
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>>428463
Let in anyone better than an 8, reject anyone worse than a 6, and use your judgement on anyone in between.
>> No. 428469 Anonymous
4th July 2019
Thursday 6:53 pm
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>>428468
Dick sizes aren't listed on their forms mate.
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4th July 2019
Thursday 6:55 pm
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>>428469
Some people have no imagination.

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>> No. 63545 Crabkiller
23rd June 2019
Sunday 7:59 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2dWHRYJFGE

they couldn't even begin to make a show this awesome nowadays
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>> No. 63600 Billbob
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 11:34 pm
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The lead balloon Pat Sharp jokes, the cheerleaders hands down the little girls pants, that music every 10 seconds. That's the most uncomfortable thing I've watched in a long time.
>> No. 63601 YubYub
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 11:46 pm
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I'm genuinely a bit sad that bouffant mullets aren't socially acceptable any more. The world became a slightly less colourful face when Pat Sharp got a proper haircut.
>> No. 63602 Moralfag
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 11:58 pm
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>>63601
Be the change you want to see.

Sadly I've got a hairline like those bikinis that have the straps high on the waist, also from the 80's, so my options are limited.
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4th July 2019
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With my hairline, the best I could manage is a Stringfellow.
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4th July 2019
Thursday 2:41 pm
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"get the boys all coveverd in foam and make them change their clothes, then get those sexy cheerleaders to reach down the gir's tops and have a rumage around" - 1980s head of childrens television.

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>> No. 28694 Anonymous
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 10:26 pm
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My girlfriend is deep in a manic depressive episode and has come to the conclusion that she should end her life in the near future once she has 'a few things in place'. I think mainly financial and childcare type things as she has a child in primary school. There have been ups and downs before but in the past she was adamant that no matter how bad it got she would never consider suicide.

She is still sending me messages but has made it quite clear that we probably shouldn't be together anymore - 'find someone better than me etc.'

She has struggled for a while and is under a crisis team but won't reach out to them and is also refusing to take her meds. I think she has only told me about her intentions so far.

What the fuck am I supposed to do? I've been there and talked her out of dark times before, but this seems pretty final.

I've kept this to myself for the last day or so because we're still communicating and it's something at least. I know the first name of her nurse in the crisis team and also can get in touch with a relative she is close to if need be. I think it would cause a lot of pain to her and her family if they knew.
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>> No. 28696 Anonymous
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 10:29 pm
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>>28694

> I think it would cause a lot of pain to her and her family if they knew.

Apologies for being blunt, but it'll cause exponentially more pain if she kills herself. Get in touch with these people as soon as you can.
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3rd July 2019
Wednesday 10:39 pm
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>>28696

I know and I'm leaning towards this. I guess I'm just hoping there's a more delicate way forward.
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3rd July 2019
Wednesday 11:08 pm
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>>28697

It's reasonable to hope there's a more discreet path to take, but ultimately, somebody who is suicidal isn't in their right mind and they are unpredictable. It will cause alarm and she'll be pissed off, especially at you if she knows it was you, but they need to know, someone in this state of mind needs people in physical proximity who can support them and stop them doing anything daft.

I had a mate top himself earlier on this year. He had two kids with an awful bitch of an ex who was half the cause of it; but after all has been said and done it's those kids who will grow up without a dad who will suffer the most. He attempted it a couple of times before he succeeded, and we thought he'd come through the worst of it when it happened. The trouble is you can't take your eye off someone for two minutes in case they decide to string themselves up; never mind when their closest friends live a substantial distance away and couldn't reasonably be there for them if they wanted to.

You might think it would do more harm than good to get her family involved, but if she goes ahead and does it anyway you'll forever regret not doing something.
>> No. 28699 Anonymous
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 11:54 pm
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She has a medical problem and needs treatment. The nature of that medical problem means that she's unlikely to seek treatment of her own volition right now. Making sure she gets treatment is the moral equivalent of giving CPR to someone who has just gone into cardiac arrest - it's not technically consensual, but it could save their life and it's your duty to do so.

Contact the crisis team and let them know that she's off her meds and is actively suicidal. If you get a message that really worries you or the messages stop abruptly, call 999 and ask for an ambulance. She might not thank you for it right now, but doing nothing might play on your conscience for the rest of your life.
>> No. 28700 Anonymous
4th July 2019
Thursday 1:20 pm
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>>28694
Well, I've called up the crisis team. It seems like they'll follow up with her but due to data protection and whatnot I have no further involvement. The lady on the phone was almost nonchalant asking whether it was self-harm or suivide she was threatening and how soon she might do it. Quite surreal, really.

I've also told her cousin and sent a few screenshots of messages. She's fucking fuming at me now.

I'm worried that she will lie and be deceptive when dealing with the people I've told.

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>> No. 19592 Anonymous
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 12:34 pm
/news/19592 Colchester barracks: Paratrooper 'shocked' by 'racist abuse'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-48844477

> Hani Gue told the tribunal he saw Nazi, Confederate and SS flags and photographs of Adolf Hitler displayed in accommodation at Colchester.

> Mr Gue, who changed his eskimo surname of Hassan for fear that it could make him more likely to be a target, said racism was "prevalent in 3 Para and A Company in particular" and often passed off as "banter".

> He also said photographs of himself and Mr Zulu, from South Africa, were pinned to the door of his room daubed with swastikas, Hitler moustaches and racist language.

> Mr Gue, who asked to leave the Army in January last year, said: "During the course of my employment I noticed that there were Nazi, Confederate and SS flags and photographs of Hitler displayed in A Company's accommodation which is a stone's throw away from the battalion headquarters."

> He said the alleged abuse, which included people smashing bottles and urinating in the corridor where he was staying, had "an extreme psychological impact" on him.

> He added: "Unfortunately, my experiences of racial harassment and discrimination during the course of my employment have led me to realise that the Army is not the honourable institution I once thought it to be."

I should've made a career out of the army when I had the chance. It sounds like a fun time.
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>> No. 19593 Anonymous
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 5:45 pm
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>paras

not shocked tbh, worse than bootnecks
>> No. 19594 Anonymous
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 5:52 pm
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>>19593

We throw them out of planes to deliver death from the sky. I had never particularly assumed that they were nice people.
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3rd July 2019
Wednesday 6:36 pm
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>>19594
If you ever meet anyone ex-army who isn't sipping Tennants by a cash point find out if they were RE. Sappers are always sound, and smarter than most.

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>> No. 13138 Anonymous
30th June 2019
Sunday 7:27 pm
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I am in an extremely tight spot until I next get paid.

I'm racking my brain over how to earn some short-term cash so I can do a decent food shop, at least.

I'm thinking one of those brutally shit agency jobs that pays at the end of the week in return for your livelihood and soul. This has been my only experience with this kind of quick money. Do any of you lads have ideas? Preferably legal.
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>> No. 13182 Anonymous
2nd July 2019
Tuesday 10:54 pm
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>>13181
If it helps, iceland's vegan and veggy line is surprisingly good. Their veggy burgers for example you just tell they're not meat, but if they were meat they'd cost about three times as much. If that makes sense. It's not a perfect imitation of meat but it's an imitation of expensive meat.
>> No. 13184 Anonymous
2nd July 2019
Tuesday 11:46 pm
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>>13181

Cheap whey powder is under £12 a kilo, which works out to about 1.5p per gram of protein.

Practically any vegetarian soup, stew or curry can be substantially bulked up with the addition of lentils, chick peas or kidney beans. They're high in protein, high in micronutrients, dirt cheap if you buy them dried and still bloody cheap if you buy them tinned from a discount supermarket.

If you don't have an Indian auntie restrain yourselves, lads, get on YouTube and learn the basics of Indian cooking. It really isn't hard to make a big pan of something fucking delicious. You'll need a decent stock of herbs and spices, but they're cheap as chips if you get them from an ethnic shop. If you're into bulk cooking, you can do yourself loads of little bags of dal and curry and eat generous thali for pennies a plate.

Failing that, just have some beans on toast with a fried egg and a bit of grated cheese.
>> No. 13185 Anonymous
3rd July 2019
Wednesday 2:18 am
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>>13184
Whey protein is pricey. Everything else depends where you live. Red split lentils are a decent shot. If you have a good veggie shop, learn the bargain. Eggs are ok-ish, meat only if cooking it is free. If you can buy a 5-10kg bag. Lasts ages, just needs a bit of flavour. 0.56p brown vinegar helps.
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3rd July 2019
Wednesday 9:15 am
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>>13173

Bear in mind that buying food for four people does scale much better than for one, particularly if singlelad doesn't have a spacious freezer or well stocked storecupboard as most families do. ~£50 a month definitely isn't ridiculous for a single person, though you could certainly knock it down to about £30 before you start to get into the rice and beans territory.
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3rd July 2019
Wednesday 12:46 pm
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>>13181

Vegetarian lifter here. I used to eat a block of steamed tofu a with a tad of soy sauce every day, that's about 40g-50g of protein. At the moment I'm paying £2.25 for the decent (and firm) stuff, but I can probably get it cheaper elsewhere.

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>> No. 12418 Anonymous
16th July 2018
Monday 5:05 pm
/job/12418 Merchant Navy
Hi Lads, cadet from the travel-working thread here - I think the MN might be an interesting topic to discuss, especially as some other lads have questions.

I can only speak from the perspective of someone starting a cadetship, so can't contribute much, other than my agreement at the poster saying that it seems to be a good way out for someone without qualifications but a willingness to do the graft.
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>> No. 12430 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 9:06 pm
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>>12422

Got any stories about cruise work? I've heard it can be low pay and the 4months on, 2 off ratio can become a bit gruelling. I wonder if the amenities really make up for it.
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 1:48 am
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>>12430

I've never worked on cruise ships but you're right. They don't sound like my cup of tea but I've heard they can be a good laugh. Tiny cabins, low pay, putting up with guests, long trips, and from what I hear surprisingly unprofessional. Plus junior bridge officers are basically just radar operators. You won't have many duties, so there's lots you won't learn. If you get a job on a standby boat, you'll be in charge of a bridge watch (not understudying) and you'll be doing the chart work and you'll be doing the safety checks, so you'll learn a lot faster.

If you work on a cruise ship, you'll have the opportunity to get pissed up and you'll meet some top international strange. So it's your choice.
>> No. 12433 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 4:56 pm
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>>12431
I recall reading from a former cruise line employee that the underlings always have their own semi-official bar buried deep in the bowels of the ship that as a passenger you will never, ever be allowed to enter and it's basically a crazed, gin-soaked, all-hours bacchanalia. He evinced surprised that anyone was ever sober enough to do their job.
>> No. 12434 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 8:12 pm
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>>12433

weyyyyyy
>> No. 13183 Anonymous
2nd July 2019
Tuesday 11:21 pm
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This is an old post - OP here, I have returned from my first trip.

>>12433, you are absolutely correct.

I really loved it, and can't wait to get back to it. I really can't recommend it enough.

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>> No. 19578 Anonymous
29th June 2019
Saturday 11:52 pm
/news/19578 Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers

It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.

The Max software -- plagued by issues that could keep the planes grounded months longer after U.S. regulators this week revealed a new flaw -- was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs.

Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace -- notably India.
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>> No. 19586 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 6:16 pm
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>>19585
>I guess Amazon has removed it from their site as well.

Another one of your tip top diagnoses.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kenwood-KDC-BT92SD-Reciever-Built-Bluetooth/product-reviews/B0077KQNO8
>> No. 19587 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 9:37 pm
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Webdolt here.
Can Amazon tell that I frequent a shed fanciers' forum if I follow that link?
I'm assuming yes, but that it'll just be yet another confirmation rather than a surprise to them.
I have no shame on this front, just wondering about the hygiene of following links from other places.
>> No. 19588 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 9:40 pm
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>>19587

I'll wait for someone more clever to answer your question, but even if they didn't find out from that link, they'll know from some other information they've bought.
>> No. 19589 Anonymous
2nd July 2019
Tuesday 12:26 am
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>>19587

By default, your browser will tell Amazon which site you came from.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_referer
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2nd July 2019
Tuesday 11:17 pm
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>>19586

Ok, I'll admit I was wrong, if you stop being ever so mildly abrasive about it.

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