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>> No. 19768 Anonymous
6th February 2015
Friday 8:29 pm
/e/19768 What are you playing right now?
I figured I'd make an /e/ equivalent of that great, big /beat/ thread.

Recently I have been slogging away on XCOM: Enemy Within with the Long War mod. Humanity is doomed as I'm simply incapable of holding back the torrent of battleships the aliens keep hurling at me.

It's bloody fun though.
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>> No. 24945 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 7:55 pm
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I rather enjoyed it solo, but I think you had to get yourself into the mindset / roleplay it a bit. The illusion was broken in MP whenever I tried it due to people having unlimited rocket launchers and super flaming exploding poo knife chainsaws.

Riptide plays similarly but has a bit more to it. Base building and defense, and a Unarmed Melee based character joins the team.
>> No. 24946 Anonymous
27th May 2021
Thursday 1:36 am
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I played through Doom 2 with Brutal Doom over the last few days. It's all great and I suspect some of you already know that, but thinking back not only did the original Doom bits hold up, basically everything in Brutal Doom makes it more fun. What isn't good and probably wasn't in 1994 are some cheap tricks that hide a small number of keys that you can't progress without. One section where you have to open one timed door and then run halfway down a hallway to trigger an invisible switch which opens another timed door in the room you just left, may perhaps be one of the most underhanded bits of game design this side of retro adventure games. Possibly there are some optional secrets that do that too, but this is the only necessary hidden pressure switch in the entire game.

However, looking up one of the hidden keys did mean I got to find out about, and experience for myself, Club Doom.

>> No. 24950 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 1:52 pm
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Got Chivalry 2. It's pretty fun, very hectic, the controls are shit on a gamepad so I'm killing my teammates more often than I'm killing the enemy, but it's good silly fun. I especially like that when your defences are sufficiently breached you have to play as peasants with handtools to defend against the encroaching army. I don't know if it's possible to win with peasants, but it's a nice little touch.
>> No. 24951 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 7:06 pm
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Really like the look of it - seems like a giggle.
>> No. 24952 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 7:34 pm
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I'm going to get this but I'm going to shit up the voice chat constantly screaming the lyrics to A Fine Day To Die down the mic in my perfect Quorthorn vocal stylings.


>> 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. 14455 Anonymous
4th June 2021
Friday 7:31 pm
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I bought a microwavable donner kebab from Home Bargains for a pound and dressed it with lettuce from my garden, a but of leftove onion , sriracha and garlic mayo and it was pure lovely.

Anybody know where I can buy the mango sauce they use in all the Manchester kebab shops?
>> No. 14456 Anonymous
4th June 2021
Friday 7:52 pm
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I'd be surprised if they managed to find something cheaper than KTC
>> No. 14464 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 11:45 am
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Peas, potatoes and vegetable protein in chip shop curry sauce. The box makes it look like vomit. It wasn't overly nice.
>> No. 14467 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 3:13 pm
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Butterkist toffee popcorn ice cream;
Thin, aerated 'ice cream' with a miniscule layer of toffee syrup and corn kernels. It sat in my gut for 3 days before slipping out as a slimey gloop over the course of 36 hours. Exlusive to Iceland, indeed.
>> No. 14468 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 3:40 pm
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I'm incredibly wary of brand mash-ups and remixes like that ever since one of you lot highlighted that those Cadbury ones were just the floor sweepings from the Oreo or Dime production lines dumped into a chocolate bar.


>> No. 425684 Anonymous
5th April 2019
Friday 11:36 pm
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So am I the only one who is getting a bit annoyed by this whole Greta Thunberg cult, or am I just too much of a cold hearted cynic that the world would be better off without?

I don't doubt the legitimate concern of her generation over climate change, after all it will fall to them to sort out the utter fucking mess that we have left the planet in, but all the awards that she is now being showered with are IMO just middle aged and old people's guilt over their own failure to save the planet's climate despite having had decades of prior warning, and who lost their way and succumbed to high carbon footprint consumerism somewhere between 1990s road protest villages and today's school runs in a 4x4. None of it feels sincere or genuine, it's more like, yeah, just take all these awards and shut the hell up already.

And parents whose children now protest every Friday or so are now engaging in pissing matches on twitter and Instagram to show off which one of their kids gets the most involved. As one commenter said, nothing good has ever come of a youth protest movement that was applauded by parents.
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>> No. 443553 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 6:20 pm
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>it looks like the physical damage to Shell HQ was very limited in the first place
Cost of £15,000 apparently. The broken windows last week were valued at £160,000.

>But on the other hand, what are you saying with a verdict like that. Will you have the right to just randomly go into a service station and vandalise it, and possibly assault the lad behind the till because his employer pollutes the Earth? Can you drag somebody out of a combustion engine car at an intersection and do the same to them because they're part of the problem?
No, obviously not. What absurd hyperbole.

>I don't think that's the right way to protest against unequal wealth distribution
Too right. Hilarious as it is, it didn't go far enough to actually address the issue.
>> No. 443554 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 6:31 pm
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>I mean, the damage was effectively zero, after a good clean and polish anyway, but I don't think that's the right way to protest against unequal wealth distribution.
Indeed. Slashing the tyres would have made far more sense; more costly, more menacing, not so debased.

As for the earlier part of your post I don't see how this case set any new precedent. If a jury doesn't want to convict someone then they don't have to, and whilst I can't think of any examples off the top of my head this can't be the first time a jury has sided with a more sympathetic defendant over the prosecution, even in the face of overwhelming evidence.
>> No. 443913 Anonymous
26th May 2021
Wednesday 2:50 pm
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>Shell forced to slash global emissions after landmark court ruling
>Shell ordered to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030 in landmark ruling
>> No. 444440 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 12:59 pm
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>Records of Priti Patel’s contact with police over XR protest deleted in ‘IT glitch’, court hears
This is a joke. The Hertfordshire Police chief has destroyed evidence to protect Priti Patel.
>> No. 444442 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 1:05 pm
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She probably sent him images of her RIGHT PRIME ARSE to make him do her bidding.


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>> No. 9544 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 10:29 pm
/nom/9544 Recipes only, no comments. Stickied

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>> No. 14388 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 1:03 pm
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There's only two ways to cook beef in my experience. Really quickly or really slowly. Your recipe sounds good, I might try it.
>> No. 14459 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 6:10 pm
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Does anyone have a beef ragu recipe they'd recommend?
>> No. 14465 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 12:38 pm
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I made it anyway using a mixture of internet recipes.

So 1kg beef cheeks, 400g sausage meat and 200g of smoked bacon.

Start a bottle of spiced cab sav simmering to reduce it from 75 to 50 CL. At some point, throw a sprig of rosemary in there.

Good squirt of olive oil in the biggest frying pan. Cut the bacon into pancetta pieces, fried it then the sausage meat to a crisp brown. Put them aside, diced then fried a handful each of carrot, celery and onion in the fat.

Put everything cooked so far in the wine, plus some bay leaves roughly torn in half, two spoonfuls of tomato pureé, a tin of peeled plum tomatoes and a literal mug full of beef stock.

Rolled the beef cheeks in flour, then fried them in the remaining grease.

Everything goes in the slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours. The butcher said the cheeks would need about 40 hours but he was wrong.

Add soy sauce, some fish sauce (or an anchovy) to taste, plus a pack of double cream and a few ladles full of starch water from the pasta. Oh and a handful of parmesan. Stir in well.
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>> No. 14466 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 12:49 pm
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Sorry I forgot: I also put three large garlic bulbs in there, roughly crushed.


>> No. 12394 Anonymous
1st June 2020
Monday 11:18 pm
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Let's have a thread about artists and bands you thought would make it big but it never happened for them.

Protocol were dropped by Polydor in 2006 and split up not too long afterwards, with their debut album never released.
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>> No. 12858 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 12:07 am
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Alternative pop-country goddess Lissie is the finest singer-songwriter of this millennium. Nobody since the year 2000 has been so consistently brilliant. There's still time for her to make it big. It could still happen. The morons can still realise how wrong they have been about her.


>> No. 444242 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 11:33 am
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Do you think England should go back to using the old pendragon flag it had before the Normans came and fucked everything up?
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>> No. 444365 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 6:50 pm
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I put it to you that it is in fact you who is the teary bumder.
>> No. 444366 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 7:25 pm
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I'll teary in your bumder
>> No. 444367 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 8:04 pm
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Revenge lad is back! He's been analysing all our posts and basically we're fucking stupid.

Click here to find out how.
>> No. 444368 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 8:35 pm
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I think you're giving revengelad too much credit.
>> No. 444413 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 10:37 pm
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Few posters even consider the possibility of shit posters from other message boards.

And yet across the gulf of space minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded our website with envious eyes, and slowly and surely, they drew their plans against us.


>> No. 444219 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 6:30 pm
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I'm off to the corner shop to get some sweets. Do you lads want owt?
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>> No. 444397 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 4:30 pm
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>Is it some specific type of leaf or what?
My guess is it's smoked in some way. Though I've only ever smoked it when people on council estates in Byker have offered me 50g for a tenner. What a time to be alive.
>> No. 444398 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 4:42 pm
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A good shag is always worth the money.
>> No. 444400 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 4:57 pm
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20 Chunghwa please.
>> No. 444408 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 7:39 pm
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I miss them lad.
>> No. 444412 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 10:29 pm
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> European Drum is barrel-cured in the Netherlands using a centuries-old process.

So it's down to the curing process and blend of tobacco types


>> No. 2925 Anonymous
3rd April 2021
Saturday 11:50 pm
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I recently moved into a new house with a garden and am super keen to start growing veg, but the thing is that the soil here is clay af.

How should I go about making the ground more amenable to the growing of veg.

I dug a spot out today and seived the soil for rocks and to break it it up, and mixed in general purpose compost and worm castings and innoculated the seeds I planted with mycorrhizae.

Reading online it seems like people advise against digging gardens, but I honestly can't see how life could penetrate the soil here once you get 6 inches or so down. Going to try daikon in the area I have tilled, and compare it to the neglected part of the soil. I need to start a compost bin and I am considering bokashi to accelerate incorporation of organic material into the bed.
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>> No. 2954 Anonymous
26th May 2021
Wednesday 6:13 pm
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You've found a wild kakuna
>> No. 2955 Anonymous
27th May 2021
Thursday 12:13 am
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My thoughts exactly, but I now think it's a cutworm chrysalis
>> No. 2956 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 11:15 am
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Any of you lads know what this weed is?

I'm about to pull it, but it looks quite cool and most of the weeds around these parts are old herbal medicines.
>> No. 2957 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 11:47 am
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Don't know what the middle one is, but the long leaves surrounding it are wild rocket, and you definitely want that to grow - tastes very nice fresh.
>> No. 2958 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 7:41 pm
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Yeah, I'm cultivating the rocket (but they're all about to bolt) but the weed has a sufficiently interesting appearance that I'll let it grow a bit more.


>> 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. 33868 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 10:36 pm
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>Sarah Everard died as a result of compression of the neck, a post-mortem examination has found.

What exactly is compression of the neck? I assume it's different to strangulation/asphyxiation if they haven't been given as the cause of death. Did she receive the George Floyd treatment?
>> No. 33869 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 10:41 pm
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Ah. It's one of those kinky sex gone wrong cases.
>> No. 33873 Anonymous
2nd June 2021
Wednesday 1:05 am
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Maybe it's a blood flow thing? You can press your veins and arteries in your neck quite easily; I can imagine it would kill you if someone wanted to do that. Meanwhile, I think George Floyd officially died of a heart attack, which was why the defence for Derek Chauvin argued that it was the drugs that killed him. If you Floyded Sarah Everard and she didn't have a heart attack, she might have just had the blood flow cut off to her brain. Although I do strongly suspect she was murdered a little more vigorously than is being implied by that report.
>> No. 33874 Anonymous
2nd June 2021
Wednesday 7:52 am
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It's injury to the spine.
>> No. 33972 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 6:53 pm
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>I think George Floyd officially died of a heart attack
This is partly a case of medical terms confusing lay people.
You have a heart attack when your heart stops receiving enough oxygen to pump blood correctly. When writing death certificates doctors are usually very pedantic about only writing things that that can see direct evidence of. So they will write that they died of a heart attack but avoid conjecture about possible causes of that lack of oxygen.


>> No. 444266 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 2:32 pm
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Does anyone fancy playing key worker Top Trumps?

Now we can definitively say who is more important out of soldiers, nurses and football players.
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>> No. 444369 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 8:59 pm
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I used to collect Top Trumps, and each set comes with a special card. If you send 10 special cards to Top Trumps HQ, you get a Top Trumps Top Trumps set. It was very underwhelming.
>> No. 444370 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 9:07 pm
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Does the Top Trumps Top Trumps set come with a special card?
>> No. 444373 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 11:00 pm
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When was this? They never did this in the 1990s when I had Le Mans Cars and Road Cars and one of the fantasy ones, possibly Goblins & Faeriefolk. I had loads, and I imagine I still do if my parents haven't thrown them away.
>> No. 444374 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 5:50 am
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The best top trumps aren't even made by Top Trumps anyway.
>> No. 444383 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 1:36 pm
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Don't think so.
This would have been about 2002. They actually advertised that the prize was a gunmetal Top Trumps case, but I guess that got replaced by Top Trumps Top Trumps by the time I had enough special cards.


>> No. 4831 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 1:51 am
/boo/4831 Aliens
The Area 51 thing was a massive wet fart, but it got me nostalgic for the old days where it wasn't all about chemtrails, Jews being behind 9/11, and flat-earth nonsense. Back then it was believable, grounded stuff like flying saucers and men in black. So let's talk about aliens.

Do you believe in aliens? Do you believe we are visited by aliens? Have you ever seen or encountered any aliens? Does the government know about aliens but cover it up? Did aliens visit and influence our ancestors in the past? Are aliens friendly, benign, or threatening?

Aliens are a very compelling subject. Why is the classic description of a grey so fundamentally creepy? Why have aliens and the things that surround them, UFOs, men in black, become such an ingrained part of modern folklore? Why have they fallen into the background in modern times, to be replaced with anti-intellectual/anti-science conspiracy theories for home schooling bible-bashing wierdos? Is this paradigm shift representative of the cultural era we have moved into?

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>> No. 5308 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 10:45 pm
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>>5303 Wasn't there a Raman Spectrometer on Beagle II ?
Ah, not quite. Blast it with piss^WGamma. Should be able to spot the difference between win-blown rock, CO2 globs and magic mars mushrooms.

The Mössbauer Spectrometer
This would investigate the mineral composition of rocks by irradiating exposed rock surfaces and soil with g-rays emitted by a isotopic source (cobalt-57), and then measuring the spectrum of the g-rays reflected back. In particular, the nature of iron minerals in the pristine interior and weathered surface of rocks would have been compared to determine the oxidising nature of the present atmosphere.
>> No. 5310 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 8:09 am
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"Martian Fungus" is all I need to hear to have the plot of a sci-fi horror movie fully mapped out.

The first manned mission to Mars is going to be a disaster. The one we send afterwards to investigate is going to be even worse, it's all so tiresomely predictable, but we'll walk right into it.
>> No. 5311 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 10:26 am
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I think I agree with you actually - many of the first manned missions to Mars are just going to be snuff films.
>> No. 5312 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 10:31 am
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>> No. 5313 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 12:44 pm
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Don't threaten me with a good time Mr Musk.


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>> No. 5244 Anonymous
24th March 2021
Wednesday 1:16 pm
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This has been happening across my connections recently.
apparently others are experiencing difficulty with various Google services, not limited to front of house.

What's going on behind the curtain?
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>> No. 5302 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 7:58 pm
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Fair warning, if you use then archive.* breaks because the people that run it are idiots.
>> No. 5305 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 9:19 pm
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If a web page was worth reading in the first place why would it have been deleted?
>> No. 5306 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 10:00 pm
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Because it wasn't maintained, presumably.
>> No. 5307 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 10:25 pm
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Have you tried asking fastly? They effectively deleted half the internet yesterday.
>> No. 5309 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 10:50 pm
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nothing of value was lost, etc.


>> 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. 444133 Anonymous
5th June 2021
Saturday 11:30 pm
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>if you get caught speeding in your dreams, does that count in real life?

I can only imagine police forces are actively, desperately working on it.
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6th June 2021
Sunday 1:35 am
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>> No. 444204 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 4:16 pm
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There was a new show on the Las Vegas strip where the audience watched a person be tortured and killed, which I attended and had mixed feelings about, but the majority of the world seemed generally okay with the show existing. The production company that ran the show was owned by Donald Trump, who was lauded as a genius for its inception.
>> No. 444205 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 4:17 pm
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>> No. 444364 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 6:25 pm
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Irl, I woke up at half 4 for some reason, and couldn't get back to sleep so put some episodes of The Thick of It on as I often do in these sort of situations. Then later fell asleep with my headphones on.

So in the dream, I was at a some kind of casual rehearsal or recital of the show taking place in a small marquee, but with different actors. Everyone was just sitting around on stools, the audience weren't really separate. In fact there might not have been any other audience but me.

Since I was actually hearing the real show, they had the voices of the original cast. The scene they performed is from early in S4E1, where they have a meeting discussing the announcement of the app thing. Glen was played by a woman with a fake beard stuck on.


>> No. 4917 Anonymous
30th July 2013
Tuesday 6:01 pm
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Sounds like the knob-jockeys need to man up.
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>> No. 9165 Anonymous
2nd June 2021
Wednesday 11:26 pm
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Get him out of the England... whatever they call it cricket, right this instant.
>> No. 9177 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 12:04 pm
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>England pace bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from international cricket pending an investigation into historical racist and sexist tweets. The posts from 2012 and 2013 were revealed while he was making his England debut during the drawn first Test against New Zealand at Lord's.

>Robinson, 27, has been dropped from the squad for the second Test, which begins on Thursday at EDGBASTON. He will leave the England camp on Sunday and return to his county Sussex.

>The tweets, posted when Robinson was aged 18 and 19, came to light on Wednesday afternoon, while he was on the field. After play, he apologised, saying he was "embarrassed" and "ashamed". "I am sorry, and I have certainly learned my lesson today," he said. "I want to make it clear that I'm not racist and I'm not sexist."

>Robinson returned match figures of 7-101 and scored 42 in his only innings against New Zealand.
>> No. 9179 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 5:16 pm
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Right now every professional cricketer is trawling through every single thing they've posted on Twitter to try and delete anything potentially offensive.
>> No. 9180 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 5:39 pm
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Serves them right. I am only a few years older than these twats, but I would have never dared to post silly things on an account with my name and image. I virtually had zero social media presence, and most of my peers were the same. They only started making these accounts in their late twenties.
>> No. 9181 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 5:48 pm
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The internet wasn't serious business back then.


>> 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. 33953 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 2:51 pm
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>why is ones opinion worth more than another?

If your opinion is "this hurts me and makes me feel bad" and my opinion is "it's fine" then why shouldn't yours be given more consideration by anyone compassionate enough to not want you to feel bad?

Moreover it's not really an opinion, is it, it's not like you can say well, in ny opinion, I feel awful when I hear a joke about my race, can you? It's deeper than that and pretty dismissive to suggest it's merely a preference for you and your entire race to not be compared to a monkey.
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9th June 2021
Wednesday 2:53 pm
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>It's not about ignorance - the hypothetical that I gave you was a black person who was not ignorant, but remained uncomfortable.

But the core of what you're saying is that irrational feelings of one individual dictate the behaviour of others, and that regardless of the reality, if someone feels bad about something then that something must be changed to accommodate them. You can't apply that policy consistently, it's ouroboro...tic.

>The other black person couldn't care either way,
Who said that? In my example the other black person (I'll just refer to him as a Wilfred Zaha for now) is actually arguing against any action being taken in that vein, as many are.

>I don't know what you mean by "you can't just go on feeling",
Because black people are the same as white people, they're just treated differently by certain institutions and individuals.

I don't think I should operate on feeling above all else, same goes for people in general. It would be entitled of me to assume that other people whose cultures I am not a part of and whose cultural symbolism is provably unrelated to my history or my being to change their culture to accommodate my feelings, when I can instead learn to control my feelings. Why would I change my mind on that principle just because of the colour of someones skin?

What if we were just talking about white people?
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9th June 2021
Wednesday 2:58 pm
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>If your opinion is "this hurts me and makes me feel bad" and my opinion is "it's fine" then why shouldn't yours be given more consideration by anyone compassionate enough to not want you to feel bad?

That's a false equivalence. You're saying "racism hurts me and this monkey being hanged resembles racist iconography, so this is hurting me" with the response being "Actually this refers to a chimp we thought was a Frenchman, it's completely unrelated".

Then any reasonable person would go, "Oh, okay, thanks for educating me on your cultural heritage. What a funny coincidence".

Your argument, if applied in real life, would lead Jews to go to Japan and complain about the manji. You don't see Jews in Japan slating the manji. Because that would be absolutely moronic, and culturally insensitive. I'll now be dying on that hill because I think it perfectly encapsulates why this hypothetical black person is a snowflake.
>> No. 33956 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 3:12 pm
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I wasn't talking specifically about that, it just sounded like you didn't understand how racism worked.
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9th June 2021
Wednesday 3:34 pm
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What if you give me the benefit of the doubt, regardless of whether I deserve it?


>> 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. 12843 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 12:34 am
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But that's precisely the problem - white soul artists are re-hashing a cod version of a cod version of 60s gospel. The Black Church is still churning out innovative and technically brilliant musicians in droves, but that isn't filtering through to the mainstream.

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3rd June 2021
Thursday 10:45 pm
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Let's all take a few minutes to appreciate the best-named French pop star, Fanny Forest:

>> No. 12848 Anonymous
3rd June 2021
Thursday 11:40 pm
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The French are dirty bastards. Fair play to them, I wouldn't have the nerve.
>> No. 12852 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 12:10 am
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I still can't decide whether I like Zenit. It does look like they'd put on a good show though.

>> No. 12853 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 1:05 pm
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>> No. 92282 Anonymous
12th February 2021
Friday 8:11 pm
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Perhaps the problem with Labour wasn't actually Jeremy Corbyn?
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>> No. 93936 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 1:30 am
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Don't worry, you might be seeing some new faces but they won't be sticking around. Some mighty nice houses up there we can to buy-to-let you see. Why else would you think we're sending money up North to tidy it up a bit first, we've never sent you any money before.
>> No. 93937 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 4:06 am
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There's not much point in making a distinction about the North versus the rest of the country. The social attitudes in the so-called red wall are in line with the rest of the country; the main difference has been the historical "I'm voting Labour, just like me Dad" tradition that had been weakening.
>> No. 93938 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 12:01 pm
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I like how they conveniently neutered the free speech question to the degree that both answers can be interpreted as the same thing. And the the school history question isn't in line with any national debate. Suppose it doesn't matter so long as they can make it into the paper though and get more people signed up to watch ads for them.

If you use YouGov you're a patsy for corporate interests. There are ways to structure electronic engagement that Taiwan leads on, people need to stop thinking this is it.
>> No. 93939 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 12:23 pm
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>There are ways to structure electronic engagement that Taiwan leads on, people need to stop thinking this is it.
Sorry, I don't really understand what you mean by this and it comes across as a very puzzling outburst. Could you explain further?
>> No. 93940 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 12:37 pm
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>And the the school history question isn't in line with any national debate.

There was a parliamentary petition last year to make lessons on colonialism and slavery part of the national curriculum, which kicked up a small amount of fuss in the tabloids.


>> 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. 13818 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 2:54 pm
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Lab tech? Don't know why, just getting some sort of sixth sense.
>> No. 13819 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 4:25 pm
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90 day passwords for admin functions. That cannot be the same as the last 3 entries. That must include capitalisation, a number, a symbol, be 9 letters long ad nauseam. And then if you get the password wrong 3 times you will of course be locked out and have an absolute ball-ache getting let back in.

I have a feeling it has to be this way, not because it works but because it gives the appearance of working.

>All the classic signs of someone in a managerial position who's well acquainted with the ways you can half arse your job with impunity

As someone who half arses life in general; have you thought about kicking up a fuss so she consciously avoids fucking you, and specially you, about?
>> No. 13873 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 4:52 pm
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>As someone who half arses life in general; have you thought about kicking up a fuss so she consciously avoids fucking you, and specially you, about?

You need to establish that dynamic pretty swift though. If it settles and then you try and show backbone you can end up getting even more shafted for appearing inconsistent.
>> No. 13874 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 5:07 pm
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maybe hint to her you consider unfair rotas a form of work place bullying
>> No. 13875 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 12:19 pm
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People putting preferred pronouns on their email and yes I get why they're doing it but this seems a bit daft. The more people do it, the more pressure I have to spend 5 minutes doing my signature for absolutely no benefit - a form of workplace assault.


>> No. 444214 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 6:05 pm
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Lads, I've just opened my packet of mozzarella sticks and there were 13 in there rather than the 12 there's supposed to be.

I thought I'd share my outrageous good fortune with you in the hope that my good luck rubs off on you. If it does, let me know.
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>> No. 444304 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 7:54 pm
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Fuck off Ronald.
>> No. 444305 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 7:56 pm
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What's snobby about humous? It's just smashed up chickpeas.
>> No. 444308 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 8:40 pm
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>Infantilisation polari
I agree completely, but what really sets this post apart is the fact that it reads like a crossword clue.
>> No. 444323 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 9:46 pm
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Is calling it your 'packing up' really only a thing in Hull, or are you just psychic?
>> No. 444340 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 3:32 am
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It's where I'm from originally and it was used there, but I doubt it's the only place.


>> No. 27223 Anonymous
28th August 2020
Friday 9:27 am
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Push to get staff back to offices amid warning of UK's 'ghost towns'

Workers will be encouraged to return to the office as part of a major media campaign to be launched by the government next week. The television and newspaper messages will promote the government’s aim to reduce the number of employees working from home amid fears that town and city centres are becoming ghost areas as workers stay away.

A report in the Telegraph said the campaign would push the emotional and mental health benefits of mixing with colleagues but also said that ministers would warn that those working from home could be more vulnerable to being sacked.

Fuck off. Fuck off. Fuck off. Fuck off. Fuck off.
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>> No. 33912 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 3:15 pm
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He's a post man. When he says locking himself in his own little office he means going for a cheeky wee on his rounds.
>> No. 33913 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 3:49 pm
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Climbing inside a big red letterbox and having a wee chuff
>> No. 33914 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 3:52 pm
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Being a dysfunctional ADD sort of person who sleeps on a 6 or 13 hour cycle, I'm very torn on work from home. On the one hand, not sleeping consistently makes it difficult to get up and get ready for work on time and makes it impossible to do so without showing up some days being completely out of it from lack of sleep. With WFH there's the option of waking up at 1pm and working later to compensate, which helps with that. But on the other hand, in the absence of being forced to focus by a school/workplace environment I would inevitably leave things to or beyond the last minute, so it's unlikely that I'm actually going to sit up until 9pm doing my work like a responsible person when someone on this website is being wrong about snails.
>> No. 33915 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 5:45 pm
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I've never really thrived in a typical white-collar office environment. Something about it always felt stifling to me. From bosses where you have to know the exact distance you're expected to crawl up their arse, to the finer points of office politics and having to suffer the quirks of coworkers eight hours a day.

We're now gradually moving back to a schedule where we are expected to spend most of our time back at our company's headquarters, and I've honestly been looking at other job openings or career opportunities that would enable me to keep working from home full time. Maybe even become self employed.
>> No. 33916 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 6:27 pm
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>Being a dysfunctional ADD sort of person

Have you had any success with the Medication / Working Therapies side of things? I'm honestly like that moment in Brazil where Robert De Niro rips all the Ducts open, every time someone gets my attention - but only if I forget to take my prescription whizz. [Computer-based] CBT was a waste of time though, I just stared through the PC monitor at the wall behind, answering the multiple choice questions like I was auditioning for the Job of a Normal Person, and the rather fit Healthcare Assistant didn't seem to know exactly what to make of me describing my experience with it.


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