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>> No. 27701 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 9:14 pm
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When I drink, the world doesn't seem so bad, people are less scary, I'm less shifty eyed and care a lot less about what other people are doing, I don't need to wear a hat to conceal my face and eyes, I don't care about the positioning of my eyelids and whether my contact lenses are making my eyes look too watery, and I'm making all sorts of sensible future plans.

The anxiety relieving effects of alcohol are pretty much the main reason why I drink more than I should, or it's pretty much the only reason I drink. How do I get rid of constant anxiety without becoming an alcoholic? What are the treatment options, and how well do they work?
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>> No. 27702 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 10:05 pm
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This post covers the essentials: >>27190 . There's more information available at the Mind website:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/

If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.
>> No. 27703 Anonymous
7th November 2018
Wednesday 10:58 am
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> When I drink, the world doesn't seem so bad, people are less scary, I'm less shifty eyed and care a lot less about what other people are doing
I can relate.
For the aforementioned effect though I'd have to drink just a bit and no more. A larger dose makes me shutdown and withdraw, which in itself isn't a bad state either, similar to a slightly delirious meditation.
Sage for adding nothing of value.

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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. 22501 Anonymous
31st October 2018
Wednesday 7:24 pm
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It's surely about customer retention also. A person's desire to buy something might cool to the point where once the game is out they'd not overcome the inertia of inaction and make a purchase, but crucially not to the point where they'd cancel their preexisting preorder.

It's analogous to free trials.
>> No. 22502 Anonymous
31st October 2018
Wednesday 7:54 pm
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>>22498
It gets people to buy the game based on all the previews telling them how awesome it will be, before their friends or the handful of honest game reviewers can tell them how shit it is.
>> No. 22503 Anonymous
31st October 2018
Wednesday 8:33 pm
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>>22498

>I can understand reserving a copy so they don't run out on release day. But that's not an issue with digital distribution so what on earth is the point? It boggles my mind.

When I pre-ordered RDR2, my Xbox downloaded most of the game immediately, despite this being a few weeks before release. If you're itching to play a game at midnight release, then I can see how that could appeal. I personally like to have the digital version as it's just easier for me, and I knew 100% I was going to buy the game so I thought I might as well pay for it earlier. I'm sure there was probably some preorder bonus in there, I didn't check because I really don't care. I think I might have got a free horse or summat.

I don't particularly think preordering is a great idea, but certain games like Red Dead, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, that sort of thing, I know I'll be buying it so I see no reason not to do it on Xbox marketplace a few days early so the game's ready at release. I might just be killing the games industry, and it makes little sense as I didn't exactly play RD at midnight on release, but fuck it.
>> No. 22513 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 11:22 pm
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>>22503
Christ. The state of this gamer.
>> No. 22514 Anonymous
7th November 2018
Wednesday 1:43 am
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>>22513

I play about three games a year m8

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>> No. 7546 Anonymous
12th January 2014
Sunday 1:58 am
/beat/7546 Confusing album covers
I learnt what this is a picture of tonight but wouldn't have guessed.
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>> No. 8017 Anonymous
13th April 2014
Sunday 4:47 pm
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>>8016

I was only curious about what the cover art's supposed to represent. I thought it would be a slog to translate all the articles which might or might not address that when I can't even skim-read google's synopsis first.
>> No. 11336 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 3:10 pm
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>> No. 11338 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 6:42 pm
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>>7783

I just want to express my surprise at finding someone else who knows who Cage is on the Britfa. Please carry on.
>> No. 11340 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 6:46 pm
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>>11338

Cage has popped up several times in the hip hop thread.

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>> No. 11341 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 10:55 pm
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>>11340

At least half of those were me, so I guess the others were the otherlad (I doubt purpz is into underground east coast hip hop).

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>> 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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24153012

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. 7394 Anonymous
23rd October 2018
Tuesday 8:09 pm
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Women have traditionally had much lower pension savings than men, which historically has been because they've been planning to rely on their husbands in retirement, they've taken career breaks to care for kids or they simply have been less interested in pensions than men.

We're now seeing evidence that young women are saving more in pensions than young men. The trend is reversing. There's also evidence that female graduates are less likely to be unemployed than male graduates and that young women generally earn more than young men, about up to the point they start having kids. Give it twenty or thirty years and we'll be living in the matriarchy. Gemma from HR is silently and slowly bringing about the revolution.
>> No. 7398 Anonymous
24th October 2018
Wednesday 3:16 pm
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>>7394

Oh the times, they are a-changing.
>> No. 7399 Anonymous
24th October 2018
Wednesday 7:49 pm
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>>7398
>what women think a transistor looks like
>> No. 7400 Anonymous
24th October 2018
Wednesday 9:37 pm
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>>7399

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAq6RjSuwXQ
I can only imagine you're talking about the content of this song.
>> No. 7421 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 5:45 pm
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Happy State Pension Equality Day, lads.

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>> No. 421445 Anonymous
30th October 2018
Tuesday 8:25 pm
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Hello I got redirected from Russian board to here.
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>> No. 421452 Anonymous
31st October 2018
Wednesday 3:53 am
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>>421451

Incidentally, Brazil have their own containment board which is why we don't see much of them around here. The board itself, however, is beyond tedious (I mean the moderation makes Music with a bad hangover seem like a reasonable cunt) and literally 100% of the posting population are middle-upper level middle class (think "daddy earns £1 million / year" class of people. Anyway, I've said too much).
>> No. 421455 Anonymous
31st October 2018
Wednesday 4:34 pm
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>>421447
That's a common name for Germany in Slavic languages. Interestingly the similar word for Germans means 'mutes', so Germany is effectively called 'land of the mutes'.
>> No. 421529 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 7:53 pm
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>> No. 421581 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 2:50 pm
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Oh blimey, the infamous roulette threads.
>> No. 421780 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 5:14 pm
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>>421455

One of my former coworkers was from Poland, and his name was Niemiecki. Which very simply means German.

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>> No. 84342 Anonymous
14th July 2018
Saturday 11:29 pm
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In a string of texts Griffiths called himself “Daddy”, promised money if he received racy images and described perverted and rough sex he claimed to have had with other women.

The shamed Tory wrote:

• “I’m going to need something filthy to put a smile on my face. I want to see you both naked.”

• “Take off the bra and panties… you’ve got Daddy in such a frenzy.”

• “I’m going to bring you to London and do whatever I want to you.”

• “I’m thinking maybe we need a flat for Daddy’s girls. I’m taken by you both. You girls are spectacular.”

Many more messages go into shocking detail about his liking for certain sexual acts and are too disgusting to print in full.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/married-tory-minister-andrew-griffiths-12919581
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>> No. 84374 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 5:54 pm
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>>84373
I'm really not drunk enough to find your shitposting funny, lad. I'm sure you're a strong, independent privileged westerner who don't need no capitalism.
>> No. 84376 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 6:35 pm
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>>84374
You'll recall that you were the one suggesting the gays ought to criticise the USSR on its treatment of gays rather than its failed economic system.
>> No. 84380 Anonymous
16th July 2018
Monday 2:22 pm
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>failed economic system
Fuck off.
>> No. 84381 Anonymous
16th July 2018
Monday 2:35 pm
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>>84380
n1 m8
>> No. 84522 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 5:05 pm
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Now, nearly four months on, the former minister is trying to work out how he went from being a respected figure at the dispatch box to lying sedated in a hospital bed after a mental breakdown.

“I have re-read the messages I sent and they reduced me to tears,” he whispered on Friday. “I am ashamed of those texts, but more ashamed that my wife had to read them. Many of them I do not even remember sending.”

The first Kate knew of the messages was when he warned her in the 48 hours before the tabloid published the story. When we meet in a private office in Westminster, Griffiths is almost unrecognisable. He has lost more than two stones and the clothes hang from his frame. His eyes have the appearance of recent tears and his hands are shaking.

Until now he has been banned from discussing his resignation. But after last week’s meeting of the disciplinary panel, which is expected to rule shortly on whether he will be kicked out of the Conservative Party, Griffiths is free to speak.

His voice cracks as he explains why he feels he must tell his side of the story. When he was growing up in Dudley in the 1970s, his father was the only Tory councillor. He remembers the playground taunts and is determined his daughter will not suffer the same fate.

“I don’t for one second try to excuse what I did,” he asserts. “The texts were horrible and I apologise hugely for them, and to everyone I have hurt. I am ashamed and embarrassed. But I need to put into context why it happened, so that in 15 years, when my daughter reads this interview, she’ll understand exactly why I found myself in this terrible situation. The worst thing about the scandal is its effect on Kate and eventually Alice, he says. “I have embarrassed and humiliated the people I love most. But it’s only through hours and hours of talking with therapists and psychotherapists that I now understand the drivers that made me act the way I did.”

Although the immediate cause of his breakdown was recent, he says the origin of his depression and mental illness is in childhood, when he was eight years old and was sexually abused by an older boy.

“When my own daughter was born, I became obsessed by my childhood and not wanting her to suffer in the way that I had,” he says. “I worried about Alice having to cope alone.” Griffiths’s father was 48 when he was born and spent much of his childhood in and out of hospital before he died when the MP was 25. He recalls an incident when he was 18 and his father wet himself as he tried to get off a hospital trolley.
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>> No. 5858 Anonymous
31st October 2018
Wednesday 1:35 am
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I've gotten to the point in my career where I can legitimately start coming to work with a briefcase. It's been a long-time coming, my tatty laptop bag covered in cat hair and smelling of student life has seen better days.

Anyway, my question is how do I find a good one and what should you even look for in a briefcase? It's all so new to me that I don't even know what brands are decent.
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>> No. 5890 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 3:24 am
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>>5889

Just try to disobey, see what happens m8
>> No. 5891 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 1:49 pm
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>>5890
Jimmy Savile.
>> No. 5892 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 3:29 pm
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>>5891
*Saville
>> No. 5899 Anonymous
5th November 2018
Monday 7:32 pm
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>>5877
If it was tax deductible, can confirm I would do this.
>> No. 5900 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 8:57 am
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It could end up being straight up profitable if you hired them as an apprentice. You could get paid by the government for it, as long as you pretended to teach them about business or something while they trail behind you with your groceries.

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>> No. 16317 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 5:16 pm
/news/16317 Ryanair's new hand luggage policy slated on social media
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-hand-cabin-luggage-baggage-change-social-media-twitter-facebook-reaction-a8613141.html


Ryanair’s latest change to its cabin baggage policy has triggered plenty of criticism on social media.

Europe’s biggest low-cost airline has reduced the amount that passengers can take through security to the departure gate without paying extra. Instead of one large and one small bag, travellers are restricted to one “mid-sized” bag.

To carry anything more substantial, they will either need to buy Priority Boarding or pay a fee for checking in luggage.
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>> No. 16354 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 7:57 pm
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>>16353
Even electronic brain pancake crystal elderly.
>> No. 16355 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 8:16 pm
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>>16354
So's your jaffa-cake.
>> No. 16356 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 8:27 pm
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>>16354

Bark satchel open earwig? Sideways ostrich meeting.
>> No. 16357 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 10:19 pm
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>>16356

Mornington Crescent!
>> No. 16358 Anonymous
5th November 2018
Monday 11:24 am
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Right. Hold it there!

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>> No. 5893 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 4:51 pm
/poof/5893 is it too early?
santas new suit arrived today
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>> No. 5894 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 5:05 pm
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Absolute fucking nonce case.

Oh, you're Santa are you? You've had "Santa Claus" embroidered on the lining of your jacket for all the little kiddies to look at? I bet you've got a special treat in your pocket, you dirty bastard.
>> No. 5895 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 5:05 pm
5895 more
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>> No. 5896 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 5:10 pm
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>5894 he a harmless nutter unlike yourself
>> No. 5897 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 9:45 pm
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TOO EARLY
>> No. 5898 Anonymous
5th November 2018
Monday 12:24 am
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Thought it was Moondog for a second.

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>> No. 8748 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 4:49 pm
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>> No. 8749 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 4:51 pm
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u wot m8?
>> No. 8750 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 1:24 pm
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>>8748
I am struggling with this one.
>> No. 8751 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 2:03 pm
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>>8750

All I can see in the image is a chisel in dire need of a proper sharpening, but why the hell would someone post that in /spo/?
>> No. 8752 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 3:03 pm
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Is axe grinding an Olympic sport yet? Maybe he's starting out small to practice.

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>> No. 27588 Anonymous
29th October 2018
Monday 4:52 pm
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I feel like as I'm getting older, the people around me are getting shittier and shittier attitudes about women and girls.

I'm 28 years old, and all of a sudden now I'm starting to see a lot of blokes who will talk about the need to hang and castrate carpet-baggers but in the same breath, they will brag about how they much they want to do all sorts to "schoolies". I've told a mate that at this point that attitude is pretty fucking suspect and that it is carpet-bagger behaviour. Further to that, I seem to, now and then, be told proof of someone's very questionable behaviour regarding this type of thing and when I challenge it I tend to be met with silence. What I'm finding is that people seem to have an unusual tolerance of things they abhor if it's someone they know doing it, "oh he's a scumbag but he's alright if you know him". This goes for a few other things, not just grown men being perverts.

Similarly, I'm starting to find men my age are becoming more and more bitter about women. I hear a lot of men talking about how women will make up stories about abuse, yet the same men demonstrate behaviours that would indicate they're definitely the types to carry out abuse themselves or turn a blind eye to it. It's a constant "us VS them" argument, a lot of it seems to be totally exaggerated though.

How common is this for others, or am I just in a really shitty circle of friends?
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>> No. 27680 Anonymous
3rd November 2018
Saturday 3:51 pm
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I know exactly who I'm arguing with, that's why I haven't been swearing at you, I've been so good!

But what you are doing is giving the far-right an inch, when they're more than happy to take a mile. You can oppose the sillier parts of the SJW crowd perfectly reasonably, but what you're doing, by mistake, is giving credence to the idea that they're as irredeemably bad as a halfway-out-the-closet, dog whistle blowing, fascist. The two simply aren't on the same level. And Brexit and Trump happened for myriad reasons, but mostly people being skint, not because they got whinged at on Twitter by someone calling themselves non-binary. I'm not really sure why you think Hilary Clinton is some kind of bastien of social justice either, but I'd rather eat a hair gel meringue than discuss 2016 US election again, if it's all the same to you?

The point is that while lots of, mostly American, left wingers wind up on some smug git's YouTube channel, being mocked for acting daft in a fit of pique, that's not the same as the core beliefs of your politics ending in the extermination of undesirables.
>> No. 27681 Anonymous
3rd November 2018
Saturday 4:20 pm
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>>27680

Do you think fascists should be killed?

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 27682 Anonymous
3rd November 2018
Saturday 4:33 pm
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Lads, this is /emo/. Take it elsewhere.
>> No. 27683 Anonymous
3rd November 2018
Saturday 4:44 pm
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>>27681
U wot?

No. Is this a trick? Or did you see the time and immediately take the biggest bong rip in history, rendering yourself completely insensible?
>> No. 27684 Anonymous
3rd November 2018
Saturday 5:14 pm
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> It's been previously established we are in fact lefties too, who feel the ess jay dubya lot give us a bad name.

Agree with you entirely, lad. I feel someone conflicted because while I find e.g. the Slut Walk inherently silly and counter-productive, I'd also fight to my dying breath (metaphorically obviously) for people to organize and attend such events - even if they are doing more harm than good.

But I guess that's another story.

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>> No. 3431 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 5:18 pm
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Hello.

I'm a southern poof whose emo questions go unanswered and I want to run away from myself. I am currently considering Manchester or Leeds and Edinburgh as a wildcard.

People who have moved up norf to those cities, what are your thoughts?
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>> No. 3439 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 8:08 pm
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Inverness is the only place wkth unpopulated places nearby.
>> No. 3440 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 9:00 pm
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Try Liverpool. The housing is ludicrously cheap and the people are irritatingly friendly.
>> No. 3441 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 9:15 pm
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Seconding. Liverpool is the only place I've been where you walk down the street and random people will smile at you and say "y'aright la?"
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2nd November 2018
Friday 9:20 pm
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Liverpool is the best place I've ever lived.
>> No. 3444 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 9:23 pm
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>>3441

I think that makes a huge difference if you're socially awkward. It's like interacting with people after everyone's had a few drinks.

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>> No. 420448 Anonymous
20th September 2018
Thursday 5:54 pm
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Right then, you moangy farts.

How do we make Britfa.gs great again? You've been whining about the lack of activity so let's have at it.
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>> No. 421568 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 1:55 pm
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>>421562

>where he paid to get mentally scarred by an IRC user who, well... you get the jist.

I mean I've paid for worse to be honest.
>> No. 421572 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 2:00 pm
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>The canal pusher theory comes from here
>we were the first place I seen
Bulletproof logic.
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2nd November 2018
Friday 2:13 pm
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We were the only place discussing it at one point, I checked at the time to see if we'd actually uncovered something. I remember us playing amatuer detective and blaming andro. It very likely did come from here and possibly from the pusher themself.
>> No. 421602 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 7:16 pm
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> I remember us playing amatuer detective and blaming andro

Her puny arms definitely lack the strength to fuck anyone over the age of say 7 or 8 into a canal. Time to blame the " "shy" bangladishi lad " imo. The insane commute would more likely to throw the rozzers off the scent.
>> No. 421603 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 7:24 pm
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For what it's worth, I'm fully capable of murder and lived in West Yorkshire during the attacks, but it wasn't me, honest.

I try not to brag about my crimes. They're always listening.

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>> No. 61732 Crabkiller
13th October 2018
Saturday 8:56 pm
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The Democratic Football Lads Alliance.
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>> No. 61866 R4GE
2nd November 2018
Friday 2:48 pm
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>>61865

Don't knock it til you've tried it.
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2nd November 2018
Friday 3:20 pm
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I ALWAYS THINK THE FELLOW IN THE MIDDLE HAS A GOOD RESEMBLANCE TO MARC RILEY.
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2nd November 2018
Friday 3:23 pm
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>>61868
'university of salford' sounds like slang for becoming a petty gangster
>> No. 61870 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 3:29 pm
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Is it not just North Manchester Poly?
>> No. 61871 Ambulancelad
2nd November 2018
Friday 3:38 pm
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I don't know but they upset a lot of locals by branding it as Salford, Manchester when they prefer Salford, Lancashire and are just next to Manchester, not part of it.

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>> No. 12576 Anonymous
19th August 2018
Sunday 1:41 pm
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Is cultural appropriation even possible when it comes to cooking?
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>> No. 12796 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 8:15 pm
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>>12795
I got that very same vibe too.

I cannot, however, sign off on your misuse of the word 'divulge'.
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2nd November 2018
Friday 1:07 am
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>>12791

He made a bad joke in an email to a journalist, while working for a company who is currently undergoing a core marketing push to offer more vegan/vegetarian options. This isn't a question about a man losing his job for making a joke, it's about a man being so fucking incompetent at his job that he didn't realise the implications of sending an email to a JOURNALIST offending an entire important demographic of the company he works for.

It's also not a 'private email'. She pitched him an idea. That's a business email.

People are working very hard to make this anything other than him being incompetent. If you got an email from a client/supplier/potential customer and you replied sarcastically about killing them or people like them, how do you think it would go?
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2nd November 2018
Friday 1:25 am
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>If you got an email from a client/supplier/potential customer and you replied sarcastically about killing them or people like them, how do you think it would go?
One would hope they aren't overly-sensitive card-carrying members of the Professionally Offended Brigade and can take a fucking joke.
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2nd November 2018
Friday 1:56 am
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>>12798

You don't have a job, do you? You seem to have no idea how the professional world works.
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2nd November 2018
Friday 8:26 am
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This is fair, I'm sorry I put you in an awkward position.

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

I'm back up to about a litre of whisky a day again. :(
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>> No. 8220 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 9:28 pm
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>>8219

>I'm an alcoholic and there was a bottle of spirits within reaching distance.

I've never been sold by that explanation and I'm a member of the state sponsored detox club myself. Something else has to be driving you, even if it is just bordem (the fact that you got your ex-missus is involved suggests to me that there is more to it), I consider heavy drinking the symptom and not the cause, and total absenance a foolish bench mark, it leads to treating one slip up as as good as total failure so when you do slip up you go for broke.

So why did you feel you had to drink it all like that? if it was the buzz I believe you would have paced yourself more.
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1st November 2018
Thursday 10:51 pm
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>>8220

> I consider heavy drinking the symptom and not the cause

It's one I've asked myself, and my psychiatrist, a few times now - am I sad because I drink or do I drink because I'm sad? Given that I spent nearly five months as tee-total tells me that it's probably the latter; even after being entirely detoxed for that long I was still suicidally depressed. I concur generally with your opinion.

>and total absenance a foolish bench mark, it leads to treating one slip up as as good as total failure so when you do slip up you go for broke.

Also agreed. As I've posted before I disagree with almost every aspect of the way AA do things, but for whatever foolish reasons, what they do works.

> So why did you feel you had to drink it all like that? if it was the buzz I believe you would have paced yourself more.

I didn't really get a buzz at all, I'm actively taking naltrexone daily for a while now and I also take another pill if I drink. Theoretically (and practically, actually) I shouldn't get a feel good feeling from alcohol at all.

Which brings us back to the more fundamentally difficult question of "why does 90% of you feel dead-set on auto-destruct, while 10% fights tooth and nail to do anything it can to keep you alive".
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1st November 2018
Thursday 11:51 pm
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>>8221

>Which brings us back to the more fundamentally difficult question of "why does 90% of you feel dead-set on auto-destruct, while 10% fights tooth and nail to do anything it can to keep you alive".

>I'm afraid I don't have an answer to that question, but it has something to do with my parentage, my upbringing, and my being a father myself. Probably.

It is okay to not have the answer to that follow up question yet, my point was before that focusing on an answer we both know isn't the root of the issue is pointless and makes the problem unsolvable (why do you do X? 'Because I do', is less useful then 'because I feel Y' even if you don't understand why you feel Y focusing on it might at some point solve Y.

I'm going to share my own Y with you on the hopes it helps. I really have 4 Ys that are quite different and have different solutions.
The first Y is I hate myself and self-loathing and drinking is my own form of self-destruction one that I feel I can get away with without it looking like a cry for help, I have a death wish, but I also value my own life too much to simply take it, so I just circle around the drain. This thankfully hasn't been a driving force for me for a long long time, I have overcome this by learning to like myself again.

The second Y is to block something out, This is event driven. Effectively a situation so uncomfortable I drank myself blind drunk for a solid week rather than have to process it. I think this version affects a lot of people in society who are otherwise decent people but have poor cooping skills, I think the solution to this is therapy and good self-help. Even if my reaction to said events was just to tell people they were fucking cunts I think that would have been a healthier outlet. I have effectively become stoic to combat this.

The third Y for me is mind numbing boredom, this is the 'rat park' model of addiction, if you feel under stimulated you will reach for things to stimulate you even if they are long term destructive, I was driven to this by having a job that although very well paying and I respected for, I found profoundly boring, so I just ended up drinking during the day, quitting my job although on the surface a poor idea was good for me.

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>> No. 8223 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
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> Does any of that help to put your thoughts straight?

Probably more than you might think. If we're going to try to solve this algorithmically (or equationally) then my [Yn] are a bit different to yours:

1) I, like you, hate myself and basically want to die. Like you drinking allows me to kill myself slowly without doing things that really upset people like smoking meth (sigh) or carving shit into my arms to blunt out the bad voices in my head.

2) To open myself up. I'll be sober and not "call a cunt a cunt" but let me down four to six pints and I'd walk up to my own father and call him a sadly failed miscarriage.

3) My own pathetic upbringing, I was brought up between two warring parents and the fake exaggerated smiles you can see on my birthday photos are firm evidence of that - wanting to be both sons to both parents.

4) There's quite a lot sexual shit here that I haven't even gone through with my psychiatrist, nevermind an anonymous image board.

5) A true passion for the abyss. I don't know how much this has to do with 1) but every since I started drinking I drank differently - I didn't have a couple; if we weren't going out to come back unconscious don't even call it.
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2nd November 2018
Friday 1:50 am
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>>8223

>Probably more than you might think

Well that is wonderful to hear, not just for you but part of dealing with my first Y is recognising the value and contribution I make to others. I haven't cured you (something of an unrealistic goal for a random message chat), but I might have set you on the right path just through my small action and that is something I take comfort in.

I don't have easy answers for your list but I guess that is something for your own self improvement and to discuss with your psychiatrist.

Number 2 you can probably solve with some decent self help books on social skills I recommend "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and being able to express yourself better might help you with some of the other problems along the way.

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>> No. 15932 Anonymous
1st October 2018
Monday 8:52 pm
/news/15932 Teacher Eleanor Wilson 'had sex with pupil on plane'
> An allegation of the affair only came to light after another male pupil at the school became aware of the relationship and threatened to expose Miss Wilson unless she had sex with him, prosecutor Virginia Cornwall told the court.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-45709399
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>> No. 16164 Anonymous
20th October 2018
Saturday 5:02 pm
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I'd chew on her dried beef strips IYKWIM.
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20th October 2018
Saturday 6:01 pm
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I had one teacher I fancied, a lot. Redhead, no older than mid twenties, always wore tight black clothes. We got on very well.

As an adult looking back, I'm pretty sure she was open to the idea of shagging a student. Even though I was shagging a fair few girls my age at the time, I was still a naive teenage and didn't pick up on the fact that she'd comment on the reputation I had with the girls, what I was wearing, how I'd obviously started going to the gym, she even said something vaguely snide about a girlfriend once; things like that.

I would fully have understood the intention behind such comments from a girl my age, but I suppose for whatever reason I just ignored it coming from a teacher as I just assumed that no 'adult' would be interested in some edgy seventeen year old.

Maybe it's just my memories being exaggerated now and I'm wrong, but the more stories like this I read the more I think, maybe not.

I'm sure it's for the best I didn't shag her but it would have been great, wouldn't it? If you're reading this, Miss Hallat, give us a ring, I'm legal now, if that doesn't ruin it for you.
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22nd October 2018
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The youngest and most beautiful of my teachers was 54 years old and with the same curves (and smell) of a long dead beached whale. I think it has fucked up my sexual development.
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22nd October 2018
Monday 9:56 pm
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>>16182

I'd stick my dick in her blow hole IYKWIM.
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1st November 2018
Thursday 10:28 pm
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>>16163

I think it's just the blouse and coat that make her look older.

When I was starting out in the job world after uni, my senior coworkers at my first job, although only a good five to ten years older than me, really looked very old to me in their suit and tie they wore every day. About six months later when we all met in casual wear for a company picnic on a spring weekend, they really actually didn't look so old anymore while we were all kicking a ball around in shorts and T-shirt.

Formal wear can really add some years to your appearance. Just take a good look at your own pictures for comparison.

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>> No. 26778 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 7:43 pm
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Ladfriends, how do I teach my mum to computer?

Watching her two finger typing, getting bamboozled at sound levels and forgetting keyboard shortcuts so often I start to doubt they exist at all is painful. Normally this wouldn't matter, she'd just be that woman in your office who fills you with despair, but she's starting an OU course, which she's perfectly ready for, barring her technological illiteracy. It means a great deal to her, but there are a lot of things she can't do on a computer that could hold her back, at least in terms of confidence if nothing else. Have any of you got experience teaching relatives this sort of thing? Fiddling about on a computer is so innate to me it's difficult to know where to begin with someone who can't find the "downloads" folder. She's not even that old, she just spends most of her free time in a field.
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1st November 2018
Thursday 9:41 pm
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My advice is to give up and get her a Chromebook or an iPad. Being "good with computers" is 20% knowledge and 80% attitude, IMO; you can figure out most things on your own, but some people just aren't interested in learning.
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1st November 2018
Thursday 10:11 pm
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Definitely agree about the attitude. As the 'computer expert' in my family I get asked to do things all the time and nobody appreciates that I just google the answers if I don't know them. No matter how many times I recommend that they do the same they won't, because the inbuilt presumption that anything they read will be beyond their comprehension is so strong they won't even try. It's an insurmountable mental roadblock. Additionally the older ones are so scared that a single slip-up will delete their entire hard drive/somehow let hackers in that they will never do anything they're not entirely comfortable with in the first place. It's frustrating but hey, what can you do. If she really is interested though I'd recommend just showing her how google and youtube can collectively be used to find the answer to anything computer-related you want to do, no matter how simple.

Maybe find her a touch-type tutorial program too, it's the sort of thing that getting good at builds confidence since it looks so professional. I should really get back to those, I have to glance at the keyboard half the time and my backspace is worn down to a nub...

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>> No. 61859 Moralfag
31st October 2018
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>> No. 61860 Searchfag
31st October 2018
Wednesday 9:20 pm
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Going to a halloween party dressed as Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield is just sad.
>> No. 61861 Crabkiller
1st November 2018
Thursday 8:00 pm
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>>61859
Struggling to understand the theme.
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1st November 2018
Thursday 8:06 pm
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>>61861
I think the one on the right is supposed to be Philip Green and the one on the left is the assistant who's looking grim because he's knobbing her.
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1st November 2018
Thursday 8:09 pm
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>>61861
It's obviously the Skripals, denselad.
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1st November 2018
Thursday 8:12 pm
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It can't be. Sergei can't go to Halloween parties because he's dead.

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>> No. 6378 Anonymous
31st October 2018
Wednesday 8:43 pm
/uni/6378 75% crap
I am studying for an HND in networking, Cisco stuff and whatever.

I had to admit that 75% of my course is utter, absolute crap. One of my tutors is extremely serious and professional, he's in charge of all technical subjects. All the others are totally useless, the kind of people that never left academia in their lives and survive by "teaching" things with absolutely no professional value. All that they can do is recite inane Powerpoint slides and write useless assignments that can be done with a Google search. I asked to drop some of the useless subjects and to put some useful course instead, everyone at school looked at me like I was an idiot.

Is that normal? Did I end up in a shit school? I resolved to teach myself something useful, but I am still forced to attend classes of NO FUCKING VALUE. Why?

BTW, I spoke with my course mates. Never seen such a bunch of thick, inbred, useless sheep shaggers in my life. They managed to get an HNC in Networking, but they do not even know how to turn on a goddamn router. At least, I will not have to fear their competition in the workfplace!
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>> No. 6383 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 12:41 am
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A mate of mine did comp sci at manc uni and his third year project was building a website with a Java backgound. In 2014.

Three questions I ask BsC holders:

1) what is a stack
2) what is a heap
3) in less than five minutes sum up for me undr what instances you'd use either one and why,

MsC holders on the other hand get a good grilling on their masters thesis, if they can't defend it to Old Stupid over the phone who writes thr cheques and barely ever even writes vmware breakouts anymoe, how else are they going to impress our customers. Siugh
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1st November 2018
Thursday 8:56 am
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>third year project was building a website with a Java backgound. In 2014.

I simply don't believe this.
>> No. 6385 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 10:59 am
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>>6382

>AFAIK recruiters won't even look at your CV unless you have a degree.

Recruiters are scum. Hiring managers for the kind of companies you want to work for are often very interested in self-taught candidates, because they know just how utterly useless a lot of graduates are.

>>6384

I've seen worse. The quality of teaching at Manchester has become distinctly patchy since the UMIST merger.
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1st November 2018
Thursday 2:20 pm
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I do electronic engineering and we were taught that in first year. I was amazed at how little CS students seem to do; stuff we did in third year about computer architecture far exceeded what they ever did, and stuff we did in first year is third year for them. I can't really fathom what it is they actually do in CS.
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1st November 2018
Thursday 7:32 pm
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Well, I can give you my current understanding and if I'm wrong about anything I'm happy to be corrected.

They're both sections of RAM set aside for program execution that respectively deal with static and dynamic memory. What this means in practice is that the stack is faster and more procedural as the size of all objects is known at compile time and when moving between them the stack pointer is simply incremented or decremented accordingly as LIFO is systemically applied. The heap, as its name suggests, is larger and less structured so generally slower, although the degree to which this manifests is dependant on the processor architecture. In compensation it is more flexible, not only capable of handling larger objects but also ones whose size isn't constant at compile time. For instance, in C++ one cannot create an array with a variable as a size without having to employ pointer syntax that places the array on the heap.

The heap can also be less secure since in languages without garbage collection - again, C++ would be a prime example of this - improper use can lead to memory leakage if objects aren't manually deleted. For programs that handle sensitive information this would be a security issue. Ideally I'd put as much onto the stack as possible for the sake of performance, particularly any computationally costly algorithms while reserving the heap for objects of uncertain size like user inputs.

If there are any glaring mistakes or gaps in my knowlege please let me know. Also why is it so strange for a webpage to be coded in Java? It sounds odd to me since most websites are a mixture of JS, PHP, HTML/CSS and things like Ruby while Java (I think) is generally used for Windows desktop applications but am I missing something else?

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