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>> No. 14229 Anonymous
12th January 2022
Wednesday 2:54 pm
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In late November I applied to a competitive job. It had five stages of selection: the application, a video interview, a couple of work tests, and a final interview.

I made it to the final interview. I wasn't selected, but given my good performance, they passed on my details to another related company. This related company e-mailed me with an invitation to apply and to chat with the department director.

After the chat last Friday, they said that putting my CV in was just to have my "information in the system" and "X will get in touch about some logistics next week".

Well, after uploading my CV and a cover letter over the weekend, letting the research director know, X has indeed got back to me with a boilerplate rejection.

As far as I know, the chat went well, my CV is virtually the same one I used for the role with the original company. One of you lads must have done hiring - what in God's fucking name happened here?
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>> No. 14236 Anonymous
12th January 2022
Wednesday 10:35 pm
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Just out of interest, what is the pay like?
>> No. 14237 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 12:12 am
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>you cannot control who you are up against

Excellent post. A lot of people are crap at customising their CV or their cover letter for the job - thats a big thing. But you also can't forecast or control who you are up against. I've recently missed jobs because I wasn't available (3 months notice) or the other candidate was a bird and they wanted diversity. C'est la vie. I'm cool with that, no matter how disappointing it might be.
>> No. 14240 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 2:33 pm
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OP, here. Strange thing, I did exactly as >>14235 suggested with a note to say I'd been invited to apply to this job.

About 45 minutes later I received another e-mail with an apology, saying there'd been a mixup with the recruitment system and that they hadn't intended to send out the boilerplate rejection.

This raises so many more questions.

Thank you to you lads anyway, all your suggestions may well have been the case. It turns out that I'm still in the running, however.


The job advertisement says 50K per year.
>> No. 14241 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 5:53 pm
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Once we hired 6 temps through an agency from the 30 odd applicants the company we recruit though told everyone they didn't get the job. So I phoned up the agency to arrange when I was going to interview the 12 we shortlisted. Everyone got sent the same rejection letter and most of them being actually competent got jobs elsewhere in the 2 weeks between posting the job ad and the end date. This meant we had to re-post the job and go through a load of CVs again.
>> No. 14242 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 10:53 pm
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>It had five stages of selection: the application, a video interview, a couple of work tests, and a final interview.
Seems a bit much. I hate this sort of thing. I just avoid it nowadays. Once they ask me why I am no longer interested, I tell them that their process is too long, and ridiculous.

I had one company ask for video of me talking about my experience and projects I lead on, alongside the application, interview, assessment, a presentation, and a final interview. I had another company that wanted me to do a two hour presentation on some subject they would share with me at the first interview.

It is too ridiculous. I am not applying to become the CEO.


>> No. 5612 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 9:57 am
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Does anyone know anything about this sort of architectural style? Specifically the red brick with the beige (sandstone?) flourishes. Sometimes it even has domes, on the fancier buildings.
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>> No. 5613 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 10:01 am
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The Royal Albert Hall might be an example, maybe. It's a bit more faux-Greco than I was thinking.
>> No. 5614 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 11:31 am
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Brick Romanesque or Brick Renaissance. It's mainly found around the Baltic Sea, but it crops up wherever the local geology favours clay over stone.
>> No. 5615 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 1:34 pm
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My guess was going to be Brick Gothic, but I guess the differences are marginal.
>> No. 5616 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 2:34 pm
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I don't think it's any of these because I'm thinking of stuff that's mostly used on older but still functional public buildings in this country; fire stations, libraries, town halls. They were all built around 1900. But yeah
>the differences are marginal.
>> No. 5617 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 3:19 pm
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Reminds me a bit of Whitchurch asylum in Cardiff, built 1908, now abandoned (and quite interesting to have a look around -


>> No. 1795 Anonymous
27th May 2011
Friday 6:32 pm
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ITT: Workplace annoyances.

I'll get the ball rolling - having to bring in pastries on your birthday. I know it's cheaper if people bring their own in on their birthday instead of chipping in every time someone in the office has a birthday, but it's still fucking annoying having to fork out on your birthday.
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>> No. 14226 Anonymous
6th January 2022
Thursday 2:57 pm
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How easy is it to start a union? The chairman is very anti-union, which makes it even more of a fun project for me to start one.
>> No. 14227 Anonymous
7th January 2022
Friday 1:32 am
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Probably far easier to invite an existing appropriate union in - they'll be well into it, and it's probably quicker.
>> No. 14228 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 9:59 am
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"I know it's short notice, but can you give an hour long presentation to ~100 people tomorrow despite only having a couple of hours of proper training on the material because one of our usual presenters can't make it due to something that was entirely foreseeable?"

I like the company I work for because of how informal and laid back it is most of the time, but the dysfunctional management means every now and then something will crop up that's last minute and will need urgently sorting.
>> No. 14238 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 1:57 pm
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My work are expecting me to do one hour shifts at a client's house. So I have to pay £5 on the bus, travel an hour each way, for a net profit of £5. Absolute wank.
>> No. 14239 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 2:22 pm
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Someone has started a "side hustle" as a Body Shop At Home consultant, which means they're constantly trying to sell their wares.

I'm not sure if they count as pyramid schemes, but selling things like this, Avon and Usborne Books always seem to be aimed at so-called mumtrepreneurs.


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

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

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

If it wasn't for the tax relief and my employer matching my contributions then I doubt I'd bother and I'd look into other ways to support myself while I'm in retirement. What about you lads? What are your thoughts on pensions? In my opinion to have any form of decent retirement income you're at the mercy of your employer offering a good pension scheme.
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>> No. 9047 Anonymous
15th December 2021
Wednesday 6:43 pm
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Elderly people taking up a sport where you routinely fall from a height or swing into a hard surface, what could go wrong?
>> No. 9083 Anonymous
7th January 2022
Friday 10:47 am
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I've got about £45k in a couple of old workplace pension schemes. How do I figure out the best place to move them?

I've tried using the Monevator broker comparison to look at flat fee providers, but I'm finding it hard to follow.
>> No. 9084 Anonymous
7th January 2022
Friday 12:55 pm
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Look at AJ Bell and Hargreaves Landsdowne.

I use HL - their mobile app is fine, their desktop site is fucking awful. Lots of people like AJ Bell. This presumes of course, that you're looking to move them into a SIPP and manage it yourself?

I think Freetrade have a SIPP now too? Got the app but never actually used them.
>> No. 9085 Anonymous
7th January 2022
Friday 2:55 pm
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>This presumes of course, that you're looking to move them into a SIPP and manage it yourself?

Yeah, I'm going to invest about half sensibly and use the other half for taking punts.
>> No. 9105 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 12:02 am
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An extremely good strategy - thats exactly what I do, and I easily make 14% - 18% per year. If any of my punts comes off, it'll be a lot higher.


>> No. 8980 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:10 pm
/beat/8980 ITT: Songs in a foreign language
Ásgeir Trausti - Heimförin (Icelandic folk music)

Kaizers Orchestra - Knekker Deg Til Sist (Norwegian alt-rock)

Chetes - Camino a Casa (apparently this counts as pop rock in Mexico)

I guess songs in English by non-native speaking artists are fine too.
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>> No. 12997 Anonymous
29th November 2021
Monday 1:45 pm
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>> No. 12999 Anonymous
6th December 2021
Monday 2:12 pm
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>> No. 13016 Anonymous
3rd January 2022
Monday 9:57 pm
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>> No. 13033 Anonymous
12th January 2022
Wednesday 8:31 pm
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>> No. 13035 Anonymous
12th January 2022
Wednesday 10:32 pm
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That first one is absolutely excellent.


>> 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. 448946 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 6:10 am
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*boiled, not booked
>> No. 448947 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 7:26 am
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I would but then they'd probably turn around and say they want kids just to waste your time as well. It's rather frustrating to have to dump yet another woman and to likely continue my tradition of never having a valentine.

This was a Korean place but it's more of a Chinese thing. Can't say I took to them, it's like an extreme form of ribs where there's very little meat to justify the hassle and in the case of feet you're spitting out bones.

If you're curious about the trotters then it's salty rubber.
>> No. 448948 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 11:02 am
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Trotters used to be a common British and Irish pub snack. You'd nibble at them like a meaty corn-on-the-cob.
>> No. 448962 Anonymous
12th January 2022
Wednesday 2:56 pm
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Growing season is starting again.

I've got twelve chili pepper seedlings in my heated propagator right now. They are almost literally growing by the hour at the moment.

Chili peppers as well as other nightshades need a long growing period in our climate, so I always start mine right after the winter solstice. Which means that I then get to harvest the first two or three fully ripe cayenne peppers off my plants as early as mid-June.
>> No. 448963 Anonymous
12th January 2022
Wednesday 3:15 pm
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Don't bump this thread any more lads, we have a new one.

/wdg/ - Weekday General



>> No. 70212 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 5:09 pm
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It feels like everything will Smith has done since at least ~2010 has been a series of extremely poor decisions.
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>> No. 70217 Searchfag
11th January 2022
Tuesday 7:51 pm
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OK, so it's the Fresh Prince of Bel Air but every single member of the Banks family is a cool gangsta type basically. OK
>> No. 70218 Samefag
11th January 2022
Tuesday 7:59 pm
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It's gritty and real.
>> No. 70219 Searchfag
11th January 2022
Tuesday 8:28 pm
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Will Carlton be gay? If not, that's a real missed opportunity. If so, that's embarrassing woke tokenism that I'll probably complain about.

If I need to pay money for some streaming service to watch this, I won't watch it, but I can think of one way that would make a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot watchable, entertaining, uniquely different from the original and thrillingly modern:
>I got in one little fight and my mum got scared
>And said you're moving with your aunty and Uncle Louis in the Nation of Shamanism

In other words, I wish they'd bring back The Boondocks.
>> No. 70220 R4GE
11th January 2022
Tuesday 8:30 pm
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Bloody wordfilters. I knew I should have gone with the Five-Percent Nation.
>> No. 70221 YubYub
11th January 2022
Tuesday 8:48 pm
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I think a modern fresh prince should subvert the concept, and instead of sending a hood rat to live in bel-air, it should send a black trust fund brat to live in compton. it wouldn't be comedy, it would be gritty and relevant.


>> No. 5456 Anonymous
4th April 2014
Friday 3:02 am
/lit/5456 Vurt
This was really good.
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>> No. 7366 Anonymous
2nd January 2022
Sunday 7:19 pm
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Qualityland is hilarious, its a dystopian novel about what if Amazon was brought in as consultants to help fix Germany following a financial crisis. In one section in outlines how books have become personalised to the user so the Bible becomes a father-son story with a Star Wars twist and The Trial is an action story.
>> No. 7367 Anonymous
2nd January 2022
Sunday 7:48 pm
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The title is a little clickbait but its an assessment of what has gone wrong between Sino-American relations in recent years followed by a sober analysis of the difference between the two and some predictions for the future.

The main selling point is it's written by a former senior diplomat for Singapore so you get a different perspective acknowledging how the current rivalry has been caused by strategic miscalculations from both sides. It provides a good overview of how China alienated the American business community from a lack of central control and how it continually fails to provide proper spokesmen and voices to the wider world outside of party slogans - including a report of a British diplomat who found it painful to deal with the Chinese who continually treat Britain with disdain that highlights why China has no friends. Equally you get a look at how the US has pushed conflict with China by violating its own agreements and putting China into position where it can't save face but is now in a position where it faces a serious challenge in beating China in a cold war it started. Also contains such gems as Europe needing to work with China in Africa because the US cannot possibly afford to support African development and the existential problem that eleventy-billion African migrants crossing the Mediterranean over the next century will either erase Europe or send it into right-wing extremism.

You can tell it was written in late 2019 though. In one comparison the author talks about how being born in China may be a better bet than being born in the US as the poorest Chinese will fair better in life, which is probably still valid but obviously the book describes what is going on in Xinjiang as detention motivated by terrorist attacks akin to the US in Afghanistan because I guess the whole genocide angle hadn't become public knowledge by then. It also has a very Singaporean approach to Hong Kong where the issue isn't democracy and the rule of law but how the population wasn't pacified by provision of social housing, which is rather out of step with the Hong Kongers I've met who hate the mainland Chinese as a people and the CCP for deliberately ruining the city.
>> No. 7368 Anonymous
2nd January 2022
Sunday 11:11 pm
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Did you read this just to better chat up Hong Kong expats? Be honest.
>> No. 7369 Anonymous
3rd January 2022
Monday 12:22 am
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>the book describes what is going on in Xinjiang as detention motivated by terrorist attacks akin to the US in Afghanistan because I guess the whole genocide angle hadn't become public knowledge by then
I am confident that the Uyghur stuff was already being described as a genocide in 2019. I can't prove it, but the Wikipedia page (which is actually titled "Uyghur genocide", in an astonishing statement of non-impartiality for the usually impartial Wikipedia) says it started in 2014, but most of the references are in fact from mid-2019 or later.
Anyway, your review of this book makes me suspect its author is more pro-China than I am.

I went into my local library to read a random book a few weeks ago, because I needed to waste a couple of hours. I only read about 30 pages of "America and Iran: A History", but those 30 pages were bloody fantastic so you might enjoy it if you like this sort of thing.
>> No. 7378 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 6:50 pm
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I'm hoping the rest of the Culture series is a marked improvement because this was alright, but it certainly wasn't anything to write home about and it dragged in parts.


>> 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. 448927 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 8:54 am
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I went to a Kunt gig, but he was only playing new songs and they were all shit. I hung out with him afterwards and he had a couple of strippers in his entourage. Well, one of them was naked I've no idea about the other one.
>> No. 448949 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 1:39 pm
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Dennis Waterman had died. I was walking down the rainy high street, and everyone was gathered around a display TV in an electronics shop window, women crying, as the BBC News reported on the death of Dennis Waterman. Had to check he was still alive when I woke up, the dream was that visceral.
>> No. 448950 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 3:25 pm
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I bought a large vineyard stretching multiple acres across the Franco-Spanish border at the Pyrenees. Upon reading up on the history of the place I learnt that it took many years and millions of euros of public money for France and Spain to finally have a ruling on precisely where the border sits for my vineyard which is odd as the region is more or less a settled matter between the two.

When I was asleep I thought to myself that such a legal battle had been stupid considering I own the whole thing but fortunately I'm not so daft in my waking life as I assume the wines will have different market value depending on which side of the magical line they sit and a different tax and state aid regime. Perhaps though there would be some kind of rounding up that would occur for the purposes of my vineyard though, I'm sure dream world me know what he's doing considering he owns a massive vineyard.
>> No. 448951 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 4:11 pm
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I'm now getting adverts to invest in wine, thanks.
>> No. 448953 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 4:48 pm
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Now is probably not a good time to invest in wine. Similar to the recent discussion on /poof/ about Rolex watches, prices have been shooting up because a lot of money is flooding into the en primeur markets due the sheer amount of surplus cash floating about. It's also likely that new entrants will keep everything they buy in storage and won't actually enjoy any of it themselves, so supply of a certain run won't become more scarce in that way.


>> No. 430053 Anonymous
31st August 2019
Saturday 8:53 am
/b/430053 Literal "what are you feeling right now" thread
Shamelessly stealing the very excellent idea from >>/101/28964

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


I like birds but starlings are a massive noisy pain in the arse.
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>> No. 448812 Anonymous
5th January 2022
Wednesday 11:58 pm
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>Katherine Ryan is very intelligent and funny

Being Canadian, she's not as vacuously exuberant as many Murrikin women, but I would hesitate to call her intelligent. Most of the interest in her is probably based on her still looking like a shagable 25 year old although she is well into her late 30s.
>> No. 448813 Anonymous
6th January 2022
Thursday 12:14 am
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> late 30s.

I'm in my fifties - she looks fucking hot to me. Also, it's quite difficult to be actually funny, in on the joke, without being intelligent. She strikes me as a clever bird.
>> No. 448814 Anonymous
6th January 2022
Thursday 1:33 am
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Which kind of proves my point. She is a dream shag for middle aged men who would like to go a lot younger but can't quite pull actual 25 year olds anymore.

I don't mean that as an insult to you, because I am also in middle age (40ish), and getting somebody under 30 interested in you is a trick that becomes more difficult to pull off with every year that passes.
>> No. 448815 Anonymous
6th January 2022
Thursday 1:58 am
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I'm on holiday this week but it doesn't feel like I've been able to recuperate at all. Partly that's because we've just had Christmas but also because I can't seem to unwind, I wish I'd stayed at home and taken a proper week to live the NEET life I really want.

For me, ARE Katherine is one of the most stereotypical London girls you get. You'll know the sort if you live the city; she does articles for some shit like Bloomberg or has her own online magazine, does vaguely arty stuff within very predefined and safe bounds, usually lives across the river in a more suburban bit.

I want to fuck her because I know she will be an utter bore to talk to, probably pretentious too if you get her in the mood, but that she will absolutely suck your dick like a pro.
>> No. 448952 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 4:44 pm
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I've not liked playing xbox (or getting into it properly) for years now and I got given an old xbox one as a present a few years ago.

I've always had it, but mainly to play the odd game when bored every few months for an hour or use it for apps.

I randomly downloaded Halo on Game Pass and I've never liked Halo but I've actually really enjoyed it and it's slightly reignited that nice escapism games used to give.

Strangely happy about this.


>> No. 24148 Anonymous
1st January 2022
Saturday 5:10 pm
/v/24148 .gs Film Club
I've got the new Matrix film on Plex, so I'm going to give it a watch and have a couple of beers tonight.

If you want you can watch it with me and then we can talk about what we thought about it. I'm personally expecting it to be pretty bad, because the sequels were both quite dire; but the Matrix was just too influential of a franchise in my youth (and yours too, I suspect) to ignore.

We can watch the Red Letter Media review as well and see if they agree with us or not, that's one of my favourite things to do when I watch a new film noawadays because it makes me feel like I still have friends to talk about movies with.

In fact why don't we try and make it a regular thing. Not just watching the Matrix, I mean, but new films what come out. If it doesn't go anywhere fair enough but let's give it a go eh. I'll be Mike and you be Jay.
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>> No. 24155 Anonymous
2nd January 2022
Sunday 4:54 am
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So how is this second Matrix film everyone's been talking about?
>> No. 24156 Anonymous
2nd January 2022
Sunday 5:26 pm
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I couldn't be arsed leaving the house, in the end.
>> No. 24157 Anonymous
2nd January 2022
Sunday 11:58 pm
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Pissed and bluepilled.
>> No. 24158 Anonymous
3rd January 2022
Monday 12:56 pm
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I thought it was pretty good considering how bad it could have been. Only thing that didn't really work for me was Smith.
>> No. 24166 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 3:31 pm
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It was a pretty clever film actually if you consider all the meta stuff to be a valid part of a film's appraisal. I'm sure we've all either watched it or watched a video review by now, and we know how the central conceit is basically to just subvert the whole idea of a Matrix sequel.

Now, that's fine, but the thing is this film isn't going to age at all. It's a film of here and now, and it will have no lasting relevance. And I think they knew that- That's why all of it looks so cheap and naff. That's one of the biggest things I noticed about it all, it didn't feel like a big budget movie, it felt like a Netflix adaptation. It might have had a high budget, but the crew certainly didn't agonise over the process of making it.

It's nice if you're an arty farty film critic snob who likes to think about the deep stuff and the meta-context; if you actually wanted a good Matrix sequel, though, you're shit out of luck.

It's kind of the exact opposite of Denee Veelnuh's Dune. That film is exceptionally well made, but straight as an arrow, with all the subtextual depth of a drink coaster. In fact all of Dennis Veelnerv's films are like that, people wank over them but they're always just really hyper-focussed, "one note", very literal. He even managed to make Blade Runner too straightforward somehow.


>> No. 31683 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 7:27 pm
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Almost all young women in the UK have been sexually harassed, survey finds

Virtually all young women in the UK have been subjected to sexual harassment, according to a survey from UN Women UK, which warns that most women have lost faith that the abuse will be dealt with. Among women aged 18-24, 97% said they had been sexually harassed, while 80% of women of all ages said they had experienced sexual harassment in public spaces.

Should we, as a gender, be doing more to tackle sexual harassment?
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>> No. 36252 Anonymous
6th December 2021
Monday 10:43 pm
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Nope. It's a good thing this kind of behaviour is getting explicitly mentioned, but in terms of practical changes the impact is minimal.
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6th December 2021
Monday 10:54 pm
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>inciting hatred against women to be made criminal offence

Imagine making 20k a year and having to arrest blokes for complaining about women down the pub. "Ello ello ello, not all women are such an utter pain in the arse that you consider pursuing a homosexual relationship with your effeminate friend who has now grown his hair out."

Or complaining about the way our society is structured that has alienated young men, however poorly the argument is made and whose fundamental complaint of isolation has been twisted by the only people in the world who seem to give a fuck about them. It's really quite shocking how we brush this issue under the rug like we're not going to end up with a society run by alt-right and Peterson fanatics in a generation.

>cornering someone

How did the mating ritual of Japanese anime people lead to a police officer rape-killing a woman?

We have to have special rules for women now because we forgot how liberal humanism works.
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6th December 2021
Monday 11:21 pm
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>It's really quite shocking how we brush this issue under the rug like we're not going to end up with a society run by alt-right and Peterson fanatics in a generation.

You know, the longer it goes on the more I'm starting to think that's part of the plan. The ruling elite has decided allowing the fisherperson and larger civil rights and sexual revolution of the 60s happen was a mistake and we need some good old fashioned social norms bringing back into society.

Of course, that men will have to carry on enduring all the harmful things men endured before feminism, that fisherpersons never did anything about even though they constantly talk about doing things about them, but now they will carry on enduring them after feminism has been defeated too. Thank goodness for that eh.

It's almost like the whole thing was a diversion in the first place to stop us getting carried away making actual structural, material societal changes at a time of great historical turbulence. Of course, we're in much steadier waters in current year, we needn't bother with all those concessions.
>> No. 36613 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 6:47 pm
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>A Metropolitan Police officer accused of a string of sex offences is facing further charges linked to another four victims including six counts of rape, prosecutors said.

>David Carrick, of Hertfordshire, will be charged with nine further offences, the Crown Prosecution Service said. In total he is accused of 29 crimes against eight women from 2009 to 2020.

It's just one or two bad apples, lads.
>> No. 36614 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 12:14 pm
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Rape of civilians is part and parcel of having a police force.


>> No. 448931 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 2:20 pm
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What do you lads think about "off grid" living? The Welsh scheme mentioned in this article has caught my attention.
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>> No. 448935 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 3:02 pm
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Maybe it's just The Mirror, but that article reads as though it's trying to sell the lifestyle. I'd really like to live 'off-grid' as a shepard or even a peasant, but I don't want to do it if i'm playing into someones agenda.

I've read it takes an acre of land to feed a single person from crops.
>> No. 448936 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 3:06 pm
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You could probably get away with less through hydroponics and vertical farming.
>> No. 448937 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 3:27 pm
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Not the easiest thing to maintain if you're in any way actually off the grid though.
>> No. 448938 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 3:48 pm
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Neither would an acre of land be.
>> No. 448943 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 12:21 am
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Its all well and good having land, but not all land is suitable for growing on. You're not going to grow a lot outside on stony hillsides. Which is why there's a lot of sheep and livestock on that land instead.

One of my friends is a real middle class Good Life wanker with his little bit of land with goats, duck chickens and extensive veg garden. Being a professor, he has a ton of time off over the summer and only does lectures 3 days a week tops. He's still not completely off grid, though he is trying to get planning permission to put more solar panels up.


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>> No. 70211 Billbob
10th January 2022
Monday 5:21 pm
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(A good day to you Sir!)


>> 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. 448892 Anonymous
8th January 2022
Saturday 7:16 pm
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All of the brokers being interviewed by Joan Bakewell had working-class accents. At that time, losing your regional accent was almost a prerequisite for social mobility - Joan Bakewell grew up in Stockport, but you wouldn't know it from her perfect RP. Even the young lady in the yellow blazer spoke in an accent that would be considered "common" by the standards of the day, the sort of accent you might hear on Eastenders but certainly wouldn't hear coming from a newsreader.
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8th January 2022
Saturday 7:40 pm
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I (Thatcherlad) think that the situation is much worse than the blind profit motive. Britain is horrendously corrupt, we've just been conditioned to think of it as "sleaze". Somehow a foreign person taking an envelope full of cash is seen as worse than a British person giving their nephew a £150k job or their mate a £150m government contract. We use phrases like "it's not what you know, it's who you know" without for a moment reflecting on the awfulness of that reality. Our institutions aren't laissez-faire, they're structured to aid and abet corruption.

I think we should let capitalism go mental and use the resulting tax revenues to patch up the damage, you probably think the government should play an active role in managing the economy, but neither of us are served by the current state of affairs.
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8th January 2022
Saturday 7:53 pm
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I'm not convinced. The other lad in turquoise, at a push, but the one in black had plums in his mouth.
>> No. 448895 Anonymous
8th January 2022
Saturday 10:01 pm
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The "t" in "better" is progressively overcorrected as he repeats it, betraying the fact that he'd naturally drop it. His vowels are far too close and fronted to be even remotely RP - the "a" in "Labour" is a dead giveaway.
>> No. 448939 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 5:08 pm
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It sounds like you lads have misunderstood what she meant.


>> No. 41102 Anonymous
18th May 2020
Monday 11:58 pm
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The thinking man's crumpet.
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>> No. 42452 Anonymous
11th October 2021
Monday 9:30 pm
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Agreed, looked like a personal army/bumsore/drama post which is why it is gone.
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19th November 2021
Friday 7:18 pm
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>> No. 42527 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 2:17 pm
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Rachel Riley's been replaced by a chunky black woman. A massive improvement in every way.
>> No. 42528 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 2:39 pm
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I'll have to go visit my dad - see if his viewing habits have suddenly changed.
>> No. 42529 Anonymous
10th January 2022
Monday 2:49 pm
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It's temporary due to maternity leave, isn't it? Although since they probably film 20 episodes of Countdown a day, our new lady could be with us for a while.


>> 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. 8530 Anonymous
7th November 2021
Sunday 1:44 pm
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Please don't do anything rash fella, each and every one of you are great lads, and it would hurt all of us if any of you did anything irreversible. We're all knobheads with issues, some more severe than others, and we can all talk things through seriously where demanded and we all have time for you.

Hope you're okay.
>> No. 8537 Anonymous
22nd December 2021
Wednesday 9:51 am
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Six months today.
>> No. 8538 Anonymous
22nd December 2021
Wednesday 2:19 pm
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Well done mate, sincerely. I hope to get there one day too.
>> No. 8539 Anonymous
22nd December 2021
Wednesday 3:31 pm
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Very well done.
>> No. 8540 Anonymous
9th January 2022
Sunday 10:35 pm
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Good work, lad. Keep it up,


>> No. 9086 Anonymous
8th January 2022
Saturday 10:48 am
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The /r/UKPersonalFinance flowchart seems extremely conservative, and doesn't provide much reasoning behind each step.

Are there alternative charts for people who are willing to take on more risk?

Alternatively, can anyone weigh in with their thoughts on why the steps occur in the order they do here?
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>> No. 9100 Anonymous
9th January 2022
Sunday 4:12 pm
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I used to have a LISA. Then I bought my first home in London and realised the house has to be less than £500k to get the bonus, which pissed me right off.
>> No. 9101 Anonymous
9th January 2022
Sunday 4:15 pm
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Stop it, I'm tearing up.
>> No. 9102 Anonymous
9th January 2022
Sunday 7:00 pm
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>I used to have a LISA.

So did I. She had the most alluring kind of petit figure, barely scraping five feet and flat chested, but deeply feminine with an arse that could crack walnuts. She had this mischievous grin and a filthy sense of humour that just melted me at a glance. I took her virginity, she took mine. We had the most disgustingly cute nicknames for each other. But it was not to be. She changed. I changed. We grew apart. It couldn't last.

Different kind of Lisa, I know, but sigh
>> No. 9103 Anonymous
9th January 2022
Sunday 8:36 pm
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I think I read about this online. Is your name Bart?
>> No. 9104 Anonymous
9th January 2022
Sunday 8:39 pm
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Not quite.


>> No. 13031 Anonymous
9th January 2022
Sunday 12:51 pm
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I can't say much more for Bengas Chapter II - the most I've heard will be listenable after familiarity, unlike Diary of an Afro Warrior which carried itself throughout - but this one track is insane.

>..Vroom vroom vroomin on the A-13..
>..New beamer, mum's house, chandeliers in council flats..
>..too much dancefloor, not enough skanks..

I'd like to say more about anti-posturing at whatnot but I can't make it convincing.


>> No. 16120 Anonymous
19th October 2018
Friday 5:55 pm
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Huddersfield grooming gang jailed for abusing vulnerable girls

Twenty members of a “vile and wicked” grooming gang have been convicted of trafficking, drugging and raping vulnerable girls in a harrowing campaign of abuse across West Yorkshire. It can now be reported that the ringleader of the group, 35-year-old Amere Singh Dhaliwal, was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 18 years after being found guilty of 54 offences, including countless rapes of children.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said the crimes against 15 girls far exceeded anything he had previously seen. The gang’s “persistent and prolonged” offending, he said, was “at the top of the scale” of severity.

Details of the case, believed to be Britain’s single biggest grooming prosecution, can be disclosed after a judge agreed to lift reporting restrictions on Friday, following a legal challenge by media groups including the Guardian. One of the trials had previously almost collapsed when the anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson filmed defendants in a live Facebook video outside Leeds crown court.

Jurors in the three trials heard how the men, mostly from Huddersfield, plied girls as young as 11 with alcohol and drugs before sexually abusing them in car parks, hotels, takeaways, snooker halls, on moors and by reservoirs across the region.

Fifteen severely vulnerable girls fell victim to the gang between 2004 and 2011. One girl, aged 11 or 12 at the time, was abducted from a care home and supplied ecstasy before being made to perform sex acts, Leeds crown court heard. Many of the victims described how they were plied with drink and drugs at house parties then raped “one by one” by the men, who used plastic bags as condoms.

Dhaliwal was at the heart of the group, who referred to each other using nicknames including “Dracula,” “Beastie” and “Chiller” in monikers that were used in the three trials.

The girls were deliberately targeted for their vulnerabilities. All had troubled home lives, including one whose mother was unable to care for her due to drink and drug addictions.
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>> No. 36602 Anonymous
7th January 2022
Friday 4:06 pm
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>In my experience, every single time a person or an organization has used that "boo hoo hoo forgive me please I am just dumb" excuse, it was a lie to cover for something much worse than that.

Really? Then you must live in a much more competent world than I do. Horrendous fuck-ups happen all the time, because a) human beings are very fallible and b) most organisations are at least somewhat dysfunctional and lacking in accountability.

Where malice is involved, it's frequently in the form of a cover-up of incompetence rather than a deliberate intent to cause harm. The Post Office scandal is an obvious example of this - nobody wanted to wrongly prosecute nearly a thousand people for fraud based on completely false evidence, but lying to the court for a decade was easier than admitting "we spent a billion quid on a useless IT system and we don't know what to do about it". The worst miscarriage of justice in British history was just a schoolboy lie taken to extremes.

The bleak reality is that most people are actually quite shit at their jobs and we've created a culture that allows powerful people to evade accountability. There's no grand conspiracy, just a tacit omerta. Nobody in a position of power wants to hold anyone else to account, because they might be next in line. Some people really do have terrible skeletons in their closet, but the secret most people are hiding is simply that they have no idea what they're doing and spend most of their working hours trying not to get caught out.
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7th January 2022
Friday 4:31 pm
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Are you by any chance the sort of person who wholeheartedly believes and accepts the accuser's story in every big sex scandal, because "I knew he was one of 'em"? The sort who can spot a carpet-bagger at forty paces?

The sort who is frequently wrong, is what I'm getting at.
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8th January 2022
Saturday 12:30 pm
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You will have to admit that UK has a lot of carpet-baggers in its ruling caste. I wonder if we will see a British Epstein in our lifetimes.
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8th January 2022
Saturday 12:34 pm
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>I wonder if we will see a British Epstein in our lifetimes.

>> No. 36606 Anonymous
8th January 2022
Saturday 7:05 pm
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Cyril Smith and Jimmy Savile were quite competent at their job!


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