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>> No. 67304 Searchfag
16th November 2020
Monday 8:02 am
/iq/67304 Fame
Who is the most famous poster? Is it you?

Ever been on the telly? Do you host an unpopular comedy podcast? Were you the main speaker at the third most popular amateur stationery appreciators' conference? Did you shag someone who shagged Lembit Opik?
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>> No. 67349 Paedofag
16th November 2020
Monday 10:38 pm
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Why would Emily reappear now, at this stage in the ILL CULT game?
>> No. 67410 Auntiefucker
21st November 2020
Saturday 9:58 pm
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I've only just come across her just now.

She seems relatively sane to me.
>> No. 67417 Ambulancelad
22nd November 2020
Sunday 3:02 am
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Richard Herring doesn't blog this much, Jesus.
>> No. 67419 Crabkiller
22nd November 2020
Sunday 4:07 am
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That's not her only blog either - there are many many others. Poor lass is disturbed.
>> No. 67422 Paedofag
22nd November 2020
Sunday 11:05 am
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>Poor lass is disturbed.
Oh, really?!


>> No. 67351 YubYub
17th November 2020
Tuesday 1:55 pm
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>BBC Today programme replaces 'fishermen' with 'fisherpeople'. The BBC style guide says 'men' should be left out of job descriptions unless only males are involved.

So... Err... Britfa wordfilters are seeping into real life now?
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>> No. 67407 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 3:56 pm
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I've never once heard anyone being called a captainess, it might be a real word but it is never, ever fucking used - and yes I do encounter females with the title of captain, daily.
>> No. 67408 YubYub
21st November 2020
Saturday 6:44 pm
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>That's not how people work no matter your relative wealth and it presumes that rational actors are at work when people are perfectly willing to play against their own interests.

I have absolutely nothing to back this up but I'm willing to bet that if you could somehow study it, people from a wealthier background are better at pursuing "rational" self interest than people from poorer backgrounds, whatever the definition of rational self interest is.
>> No. 67411 Ambulancelad
21st November 2020
Saturday 10:11 pm
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Where do you work, either the forces or somewhere that processes lots of ships/planes?
>> No. 67416 R4GE
22nd November 2020
Sunday 2:44 am
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Is there even much demand for fisherman these days? I looked into it and it turns out that only a significant portion of the elderly are getting their recommended two portions of fish a week while there's a decline every year in other demographics.

Turns out you're supposed to have two portions a week for your health which I've certainly not been doing. I should look into this but aside from baked Salmon really don't know where to start.


Well that explains your politics.

Thing is the biggest determining factor in altruism isn't wealth but community inequality and relative distance. I'd guess that all of us here would save a drowning child (and tut at anyone doesn't) but the amount of good you could do with even a modest western income is shameful. It's a tired argument but there's much more going on when we're all the global 1% and something philosophies of life continually smash into like a brick-wall because we don't operate consistently or rationally.

To return to the point, the ineffectual solutions pushed by the bourgeoisie is one thing but to call it a deliberate plan or suggest that they don't care at all is nonsense. I'm sure if there was a magic fanny-trawler wand they'd use it but the real solution is hard and with all gender politics liable to get you burned at the stake. Certainly harder still than some 'eat the rich' solution aimed at giving people bennies until they hear the call of the sea.
>> No. 67418 YubYub
22nd November 2020
Sunday 3:48 am
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>Well that explains your politics

And what would those be then, based off one post to make assumptions on? you great big berk.

>To return to the point, the ineffectual solutions pushed by the bourgeoisie is one thing but to call it a deliberate plan or suggest that they don't care at all is nonsense

I'm fairly certain that was actually the point of the post you are so laboriously disagreeing with mate. Good grief.

For my own view: I wouldn't call it a stretch to say throwing all this shite out and starting with cold hard measurable quantitative inequalities like income disparity across the board, would both do a lot more to address all the soft, wishy washy inequalities that only exist qualitatively as well as be much, much easier than any of the current crop of people in charge would ever like to admit. it is not at all conspiracy talk to suggest that the ruling class of our time is committed to prevent material solutions to inequality being implemented, hence why so many meaningless gestural ones must be found.


>> No. 5493 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 11:44 am
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Similar to /emo/, I think we need a minor ailments thread for queries and issues that don't really warrant one of their own.
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>> No. 5512 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 9:54 pm
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I understand how Kidneys are supposed to work just fine, teenlad. An otherwise healthy person would not be given the same advice. So maybe you should have qualified your cry for attention if you didn't want follow up enquiries.
>> No. 5513 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 10:40 pm
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My fingers hurts from playing guitar too much.

I'm fully aware of why they hurt and fully expected them to hurt after I was finished because I haven't played in a while, but I'm going to make a post about it anyway.

Please don't give me medical advice, or I may become passive aggressive.
>> No. 5514 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 10:44 pm
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I can't believe that's a real, it'd be too painful to have been ignored and "coped" with.
>> No. 5515 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 11:09 pm
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Well, best of luck developing callouses again, I suppose.
>> No. 5516 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 11:44 pm
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>cry for attention
>didn't want follow up enquiries.

So which is it I am doing professor, make up your mind?

This is an ailments thread on an image board mate, the entire point is to have a piss and a moan about your ailments, and you’ve gotten awfully high and mighty about the purpose of the thread pretty quickly if you think anyone is coming before seeking medical advice, and not just to complain. If you don't want a banal thread you need people to actually share interesting problems.

>This is serious
Not as serious as you would think. First time it happened doctors were concerned it could be stage 4 bladder cancer as it has a lot of shared symptoms, facing your own mortality like that is terrifying, after that kidney stones felt like a blessing.

Never heard about that before I'll ask my doctor about it next time we talk about this. Thanks

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>> No. 2882 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 4:36 pm
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Any guesses as to what these seeds are? The one thing I've not remembered to label.
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>> No. 2883 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 9:26 pm
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Pretty sure those are bum seeds. You'll want to plant both of them in your bum at your earliest possible convenience.
>> No. 2884 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 9:27 pm
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Does that mean he would grow another bum? That would be awkward.


>> No. 67403 Samefag
21st November 2020
Saturday 2:59 pm
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It's surprising there aren't more female archaeologists.

They're fucking experts at digging up the past.


>> No. 438151 Anonymous
28th July 2020
Tuesday 11:47 am
/b/438151 The New Adventures of Mid-Week
Now that all the excitement has died down I thought it time we redo the mid-week thread. What are you two up-to?

I've organised a date for the weekend but have come to realise that I'd better keep something of a conversation going unless I want to be stood up. This is going to be tedious. I might want to think about doing some work today as well.
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>> No. 440273 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 8:24 pm
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The soap doesn't hurt the plants, you can just rinse the peppers if you're worried. They won't taste of soap.

They may be taking shelter under any fallen leaves in the pot then.
>> No. 440274 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 8:25 pm
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The nice thing about home gardening is that if you have a rudimentary understanding of the chemicals you're using as well as a good understanding of organic pest control methods, you can use products in a careful targeted way to maximise their effectiveness, and minimise any exposure to yourself and to the local ecology.

Conversely this is also the big problem with commercially grown organic food, to get the label on the product it's all or nothing (unless you cheat obviously), it has to be 100% organic so you can't use a mild artificial pesticide just once to save your whole crop, you can't use a chemical fertiliser just once to correct a serious deficiency in the local soil. Then again there's still plenty of certified organic farming practices and products that are no better for your health or for the environment.

A permaculture based approach is definitely the best all-round, but it's labour-intensive and sadly there's no public awareness of it meaning you can't charge a higher price in the same way as you can with organic food.
>> No. 440275 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 10:35 pm
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>you can use products in a careful targeted way to maximise their effectiveness

And that's exactly what I doubt commercial growers in southern Europe do. They'll just use tons of pesticides willy-nilly, and there have been repeated tests where they found out that vegetables from there were heavily contaminated by commercial pesticides.

As a home gardener, you can make sure you heed the recommended dosages and, crucially, waiting periods before harvesting, so that most of the pesticide will have been broken down again by the plant. With your Lidl vegetables that come from Almería or Turkey, all bets are off in those respects.
>> No. 440276 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 1:59 am
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>They'll just use tons of pesticides willy-nilly
That would be expensive for a business. I'm pretty sure they use only necessary amounts.
>> No. 440277 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 11:15 am
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Not untrue; but if you're really talking business, then you also have to factor in the cost of damaged crops due to not using enough pesticide.

Pesticides are a cost factor, but they are not a huge expense, as in cost per unit. It will be far cheaper to use excessive amounts of it than having to throw away a batch of bell pepper.


>> No. 23185 Anonymous
4th August 2020
Tuesday 8:55 pm
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Do you have any anime recommendations?

This year I got into the habit of watching Natsume's Book of Friends before bed. I've found anime in general to be good for helping you unwide when you're otherwise entirely busy with work. Natsume seems to tick the right boxes for me in providing escapism with self-contained stories that make you think. Previously I've enjoyed Mushishi and Kino's Journey for the same reasons of relaxation.
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>> No. 23201 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 5:58 pm
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>if anyone has other sci-fi-ish recommendations I'll take them.

The only Space one I can think of right now is "Tytania", but it's actually really disappointing, considering it's by the Legend of Galactic Heroes author.

On the other hand, "Real Drive / RD Sennou Chousashitsu" (by the same writer as Ghost in the Shell) takes a laid-back approach to Sci-Fi. It's set on an artificial island somewhere in the South Pacific, using a fully connected AR-based society which makes use of saltwater as a data storage medium. Some residents of the island have found ways to hack into this "Meta-Real" system for the purposes of pleasure-seeking and crime, and so an investigation team uses a "diver" to catch them like something out of The Lawnmower Man.
Many of the stories are self-contained but slot into an overarching narrative of social quandaries and plutocratic backstabbing. There's a lot of stuff there that would appeal to someone who is into the kind of stories that fetaured in 2000AD, for example.
>> No. 23202 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 11:09 pm
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Vinland Saga was my most recent watch, that's definitely a fantastic bit of Medieval brit larp.
>> No. 23203 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 11:20 pm
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Made in Abyss has a nice episodic story telling style. It's a bit like Kino's Journey in that there's "mild peril" in it, but it has that feeling of exploration that seems to only scratch the surface of the world it lives in.
>> No. 23211 Anonymous
23rd August 2020
Sunday 6:03 pm
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I should say that another anime that I'm watching right now is Re:Zero. It does have cliché elements being an anime about a NEET transported into a fantasy world but there's an interesting idea around how fucked up it would be to live with a particular superpower.

Spoiler for what that is ruins episode 1 but I assume you will have watched it already if the above were enough: When he dies he returns to a save point. Every 3-4 episodes is him facing off against some challenge and mostly having to watch all his friends die over and over until he gets it right.

>ACCA:13-ku Kansatsu-ka (not the Insurance company) - A bright and colourful web of political intrigue in !NOTAmerica. Everyone is fucking beautiful for some reason.

I really enjoyed this. I'd say its really more a political thriller in !NOTJapan if it never formed a unitary state because you have elements that fit strongly with the past and present of Japanese monarchy and an underlying allegory to the Japanese succession debate.
>> No. 23429 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 7:21 pm
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I'd say Golden Kamuy is probably the best tv show running at the moment. Overall its a historical western adventure set in Hokkaido shortly after the Russo-Japanese war with plenty of comedy, cooking and learning about Japanese aboriginals mixed in.

The story follows competing groups on a hunt for hidden Ainu gold - the protagonists being a Japanese veteran and a Ainu girl with blue eyes but you slowly get a backstory for every reoccurring character. I've found myself opening up wikipedia to learn about various events described in the series which is a fascinating look at Japan's expansion into the wild Northern Islands to secure control, the short lived Republic of Ezo and Russo-Japanese strategic competition in the area.

Also to find the gold they have to use maps tattooed on people's skin. A proper good romp.

Should say that you can watch a good portion of anime for free on Crunchyroll and with adblock you don't even have to watch ads. The catalogue doesn't have everything but I'd say there's more hours of content on a free platform than you'd find on Netflix.


>> No. 23386 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 8:20 pm
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There was an episode of Bernard's Watch where Bernard had stopped time whilst he was on one of his little escapades, trying to catch a rabbit that was on the loose or something like that, and when he unfroze time several hours later it turned out that the chicken his mum had been roasting was burnt to a crisp because it had continued to cook during all of the hours it was frozen.

This has always stayed with me because I thought it was so fucked up. Imagine you've just got into a red hot bath to relax and next thing you know your tender flesh is peeling away from the bone and congealing around you because, completely unbeknownst to you, you've actually been boiled alive for several hours whilst some little scamp has frozen time so he can be at two different friend's birthday parties at the same time or whatever. Fucked up, I tell you.
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>> No. 23424 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 11:56 am
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I'd imagine some form of slingshot would work as well.
>> No. 23425 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 11:59 am
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Your average* person can easily match that speed with an atlatl, if they know what they're doing.

*in good shape, so not an average modern Anglo.
>> No. 23426 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 12:11 pm
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Maybe if I whirled it around like a discus thrower, but I suspect that the loose spuds would dissipate a lot of the energy. It'd be a nasty knock, but I wouldn't bank on it as a knockout blow. I'd be more confident with one big spud in a football sock.
>> No. 23427 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 12:26 pm
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Even a spear with a potato on the end of it?
>> No. 23428 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 12:44 pm
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Drop a spud in one of these, should be about the same.


>> 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. 13596 Anonymous
12th November 2020
Thursday 12:59 am
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>probably the first in generations to have a job in a slightly more professional sphere

I can hear that you care about this person, and unlike others in the thread, that isn't a bad thing in a professional environment, as long as you haven't tried to/actually shagged her.

Your expectations of her are too high, and you need to give her good feedback to help her change and improve. Her capacity for the kind of work you are expecting her to do right now are too great, which is perhaps why you are finding her performance disappointing. Focus on the positives - start finding, and giving her feedback on the things she is good at - give her a bit of confidence. That will allow you the space to then be able to tell her the things that she needs to improve on.

Try to be unemotional when talking to her about what she has done wrong, and learn some techniques for giving good, specific feedback, for helping her to improve. I know two feedback techniques that work - 1. Start, Stop, Continue. 2. Situation, Behaviour, Impact. There are tons of pages all over the internet that talk about those feedback techniques.

Talk to her.
>> No. 13597 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 11:24 am
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The sun has been getting on my tits this week, which I'm assuming is due to it being at a lower angle. It's either too dark in my home office or it's glaringly bright; there's very little middle ground.
>> No. 13640 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 9:25 am
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>home office
Alright, Priti, you know the drill. Tits or gtfo.
>> No. 13641 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 9:33 am
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No-one wants that.
>> No. 13642 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 10:01 am
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Exactly. With Priti it's her bountiful, bodacious buttocks or nothing.


>> ID: da7644 No. 15432 Anonymous
17th July 2020
Friday 7:31 pm

ID: da7644
/shed/15432 fixing some bugs
So please report in if you see something shit.
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>> ID: acd590 No. 15578 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 10:53 am

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Found this weird mirror of .gs, is this your doing maroon?
>> ID: bb7c62 No. 15579 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 11:45 am

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I think that's the link someone made when purple forgot to renew the domain name.
>> ID: 7256b0 No. 15580 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 1:22 pm

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I believe that was (now gone) unless there were several made.
>> ID: 09908d No. 15581 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 6:35 pm

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Just checked and it's just a duplicate DNS entry, not a full-blown mirror. has address has address
>> ID: e050b2 No. 15582 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 8:01 pm

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Christ, apparently I didn't even bother to verify my email, amazing.


>> No. 28775 Anonymous
11th November 2020
Wednesday 8:00 pm
/news/28775 Croydon Council ‘declares bankruptcy’

Croydon Council ‘declares bankruptcy’ and bans spending with Section 114 notice

>It is the first time a local authority has issued a Section 114 since Northamptonshire County Council in 2018

>Croydon Council has effectively declared bankruptcy, just weeks after auditors accused the Labour-led authority of years of financial mismanagement.

>The council issued a Section 114 notice on Wednesday, barring all new spending except on safeguarding and statutory services.

>It is the first time a local authority has issued the notice since Northamptonshire County Council in 2018.

>Last month Croydon Council was placed under a government review after a damning report by auditors Grant Thornton found there had been “collective corporate blindness to both the seriousness of the financial position and the urgency with which actions needed to be taken”.

>The report revealed that warnings about the council’s parlous financial situation dating back to 2017/2018 had been effectively ignored.
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>> No. 28777 Anonymous
12th November 2020
Thursday 1:54 am
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I thought councils were not allowed to lose money? Did I make that up entirely or is there some manner of law or prevision like that?

Anyway, one of the reasons I like more decentralisation in this country is so someone's keeping an eye on scoundrel laden councils like these. Maybe Croydon really did think they had a brilliant plan and they'd be millionaires by this time next year and never again have to rely on a drip feed of cold piss from central government, but Manchester are a complete load of bastards who've let the city centre go to pot in various ways.
>> No. 28779 Anonymous
12th November 2020
Thursday 8:53 am
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Is this anything to do with how the Tories encouraged councils to be more like businesses and raise money that way? You know instead of funding from central government?
>> No. 28782 Anonymous
12th November 2020
Thursday 9:19 am
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No, councils aren't allowed to set unbalanced budgets. They can't stop themselves from losing money if it all goes tits up, though.
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12th November 2020
Thursday 12:17 pm
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It's a long story.
>> No. 28885 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 3:53 pm
28885 Bexley Council backs job-cutting strategy to balance books
>Bexley Council has approved its latest strategy for a raft of money-saving measures including cutting up to 150 full-time posts from its budget in an effort to plug a large financial black hole.

Looks like Bexley's next. There are rumours, not yet published, that they will be begging the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for money this week.


>> No. 67378 Ambulancelad
18th November 2020
Wednesday 11:13 pm
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I just spoke with my mother, and there is no saving her. It's the same with my father. Both of them are quite intelligent, but they are at the same time the most mindless NPCs you can imagine. With the Great Reset controlled COVID collapse, the rollout of RNA vaccines, and the New World Order's plan to kill off 90% of the population, chip us, make us give up all our property and etc. I've realized that I have to let go of the sheep in my family. My own mother, father, brother. My mother works in the British government, she is part of the deep state beurocracy here. Often going abroad and working with the European Union and the United Nations. Despite all of the material she reads on her job written by and for the elite, she is still a firm believer in "liberal democracy".

I myself have been quite lucky as I found a unicorn-tier girl with her own remote farm and I now live with her away from the city. We're now preparing for the inevitable collapse. As much as I hate it, I have to let go of my parents. I have a pregnant wife and a farm to protect. If they are too stupid to see what is going on, that's on them. I've tried to warn them. But I'll very soon have children of my own to protect. And in a collapsing world of dwindling resources and stability, I can't save them all. So, my own new family now comes first.
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>> No. 67379 Samefag
18th November 2020
Wednesday 11:30 pm
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are you still in denial about your 3% english dna test results varg?

a true aryan warrior like are Nödtveidt would have broken you in two
>> No. 67390 Auntiefucker
19th November 2020
Thursday 1:51 pm
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Once Eddie Izzard was presenting a documentary about human lineage (strange choice) and spends all the time talking about how he identifies as a Celt and how he can feel his African ancestry, and when he does a test it comes out as him being like %100 Anglo-Saxon.

Re what OP is saying, I think liberal lahdidahs are the most likely people to be able to actually go and live in the countryside and have their own plots, so assuming they survive the apocalypse none of them will have learned their lesson and will carry on running secret international paedophile rings and importing vibrant urban youths into Europe. Unless the apocalypse turns out to be the second coming of Christ, in which case they are all going to hell for being sodomites and apostates. I hope I have given you a lot to reflect on
>> No. 67391 Ambulancelad
19th November 2020
Thursday 2:38 pm
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Have you thought about why 'the NWO' might be doing this?
Have you heard about the population problem which, if not adequately addressed, threatens to starve out humanity by 2050?citation needed
Couldn't these RNA vaccines be an attempt to release our dormant DNA which the Anunaki locked away?

Have you even thought about what 'New World Order' means, in abstract?
What are you attempting to run on your farm if it isn't a new order for your world - ie your new family?

What do you propose we do about the problems humanity faces, that doesn't result in running away to a remote farm in the middle of nowhere?

Have i taken to some delicious bait?


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22nd September 2011
Thursday 9:56 pm
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>> No. 31053 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 9:29 am
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>If I'm reading Rightmove properly, he bought a house ~100m away from a fairly large primary school in 2015.
Were the laws about blocking people's driveways different in 2015?
>> No. 31054 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 9:44 am
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The thing about the recent trend of driving children to school was more general than a direct defence of the man whose driveway you blocked.
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19th November 2020
Thursday 11:02 am
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He could have got out if he really wanted to. Moving to a house near a school and getting frustrated about parking is like moving near a church and then complaining about the bells ringing.
>> No. 31056 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 12:46 pm
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Come on, lad. You are the cunt in this scenario.
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19th November 2020
Thursday 1:53 pm
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I think we both were. Heigh-ho.


>> No. 29163 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 8:49 pm
/emo/29163 How to thicken helmet skin?
I want to thicken the skin of my helmet to reduce the sensitivity of my benin. I've been circumcised which has helped to reduce sensitivity a bit but I want to reduce it more.

Would soaking it in surgical spirit every day help? Would it increase my chances of getting dick cancer or something?

What about rubbing it with sandpaper for a few minutes every day?
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>> No. 30178 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 7:52 pm
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Well he has made his intentions clear that he plans to escalate this to self-mutilatation.

It would be trivial for me to pass his details onto law enforcement for "concern for welfare" reasons and get him put on a 78hr section based on the evidence in this thread alone, never mind whatever he may say that incriminates himself once the cogs of institutionalisation begin to turn.
>> No. 30179 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 7:54 pm
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He did post it on other boards too and it was removed from them.
>> No. 30180 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 8:24 pm
30180 OP

Awww, if you're that concerned I'll get it done by a doctor.
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18th November 2020
Wednesday 8:28 pm
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but sanding your cock down to a nub doesn't warrant sectioning these days because it's not immediately life-threatening. Even before the pandemic, psychiatric inpatient units were working on a one-in, one-out basis and most units were routinely having to discharge actively suicidal patients to make room for even more suicidal patients.
>> No. 30182 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 2:56 am
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Another casualty of covid. RIP OP's knob.

We could always delete it and ban him if he comes back, but then we wouldn't be able to call him an arsehole in longform.


>> No. 86935 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 8:41 pm
/pol/86935 UK election 2019
This man is not going to be the next Prime Minister of the UK, and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 91599 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 1:50 am
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Sounds like everyone's happy really. Centrists get to play to their crowd, lefties get to play to theirs, everyone thinks their side won in some way.

It's like WWE really isn't it, they're all mates behind the scenes.
>> No. 91609 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 12:09 pm
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So what's going to happen with this Croydon council then? Surely the Govt wont bail them out, I mean it's not like they're a bank or anything.
>> No. 91610 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 12:27 pm
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Here you go, lad. >>/news/28775
>> No. 91611 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 12:50 pm
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Only as a Labour member apparently, Starmer's not giving him the whip back.
>> No. 91622 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 12:03 am
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If the argument for this was "we expect more of MPs" I could understand, but it's not. This just seems like the most akward fudge possible that looks bad to everyone. Hang on! It's Starmer's Brexit Ref 2.0 all over again! Christ almighty.


>> No. 5456 Anonymous
4th April 2014
Friday 3:02 am
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This was really good.
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>> No. 7178 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 6:27 pm
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Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human is popular for depressed types but I'm not convinced it aged or translates well.
>> No. 7179 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 8:25 pm
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Not to be flippant, but many (most?) of Kafka's stories.

Steppenwolf by Hesse deals with a suicidal protagonist with a different, somewhat more abstract resolution.

Pulpy and satirical, not to everyone's taste, but Palahniuk's Survivor is about the last surviving member of a death cult dealing explicitly with the question of when and how to kill himself.
>> No. 7180 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 9:05 am
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This was a vast improvement on The Song of Achilles. Circe was an actual rounded and fully fleshed out character, which I think is in part Miller's improvement as a writer although I did find her use of words like 'trash' a little jarring and also her motivations when writing each novel; this was focused upon showing the protagonist as a strong female character in contrast to how Greek poets diminished the roles of women in their tales or simply used them as a plot device with no agency.
>> No. 7181 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 9:09 am
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Does anyone really have agency in classical Greek stories? They always seemed to me to just do what they were fated to do, even if they actively don't want to. I'd say Euripides' Medea has more agency than Homer's Odysseus.
>> No. 7182 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 9:20 am
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Not especially, but in general women even less so. I suppose motivation might have been a better word to use rather than agency.


>> No. 25931 Anonymous
16th June 2020
Tuesday 11:46 am
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India soldiers killed in clash with Chinese forces

Apparently they haven't been using guns so they've just been beating each other to death.

Are we going to have World War Three?
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>> No. 28878 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 6:37 pm
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No, that was caused by a haunted cowboy boot.
>> No. 28879 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 8:41 pm
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Havana Syndrome couldn't have been caused by microwaves, because microwave frequencies are strongly attenuated by walls. To cause a noticeable effect from outside the building, you'd need hundreds of kilowatts of RF. That amount of energy is not subtle - anything conductive in the area would be fizzing and crackling with arcs.

>> No. 28880 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 8:54 pm
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How do we know they don't have something that works around this? These weapons are at least 10 years old now, the US definitely has something more advanced especially considering they have something to deploy to protect against directed energy weapons.
>> No. 28881 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 9:04 pm
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We don't, but how does that confirm that one event with one set of symptoms was done by the same thing as caused a completely different set of symptoms?
>> No. 28882 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 12:23 am
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We don't, but at the same time, you can't really just work around the fundamental way waves interact with matter.


>> No. 11742 Anonymous
3rd May 2019
Friday 6:12 pm
/beat/11742 What you feeling right now? Part V: Bach it up
Time for a new thread.
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>> No. 12585 Anonymous
16th November 2020
Monday 9:36 pm
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>> No. 12586 Anonymous
16th November 2020
Monday 10:24 pm
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>> No. 12587 Anonymous
16th November 2020
Monday 11:08 pm
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I was expecting weirdness when I saw the Harpejji, but frankly I was not prepared for that.
>> No. 12588 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 11:06 am
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It's weird but, as the youth say, it slaps.

>> No. 12589 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 12:52 pm
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I was certainly not expecting that, but at the same time, I'd be fucking livid if my parents had cut my turtleneck off in the name of a god or social convention.


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>> No. 23383 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 1:06 am
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I've been watching loads of foreign films recently, and I was struck by something I find quite interesting. When I watch a foreign film in a Germanic language like Dutch or German, it feels impactful to me because the intonation, tone, sentence pacing and structure of the actors feels quite similar to English, which makes their performances feel about as compelling as they would be if they were in English.

When I watch something in French, Spanish, or Italian, it often feels like a word salad of peculiar sounds that are either lacking in distinct emotions, or are over emphasising one particular emotion. Spanish and Italian are a slurry of fast paced words and French is a blur of people making "bleugh" sounds.

Is it just me or have any of you noticed the same thing? I used to think that English kind of sat "in between" Romance and Germanic languages, but I now realise it's firmly a Germanic language with a bunch of loanwords thanks to our Norman enslavement.
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>> No. 23384 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 2:00 am
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I think what you've noticed are differences in stress and isochrony. The rhythms of French or Spanish are closer to Mandarin or Japanese than English.
>> No. 23385 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 8:41 am
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All three sound fine to me, it's not until Italian that I start to notice that.


>> No. 2827 Anonymous
16th November 2020
Monday 11:38 pm
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What's the best type of screw drive? In a perfect world, what would be the most common type?

Slotted, Philips, and Pozidrive are all obviously shite. Hex isn't great either. Square/Robertson heads seem like the best bet to me.
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>> No. 2830 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 1:52 am
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Torx is close to mathematically optimal. The only real down-side is that a) it's quite hard to distinguish the sizes by eye and b) it's quite easy to chew up a screw head by using an under-sized bit. It's perfect for manufacturing, but slightly annoying during servicing and repair.

I've probably had the least grief with internal hex, but it's not suitable for a lot of applications due to size constraints. External hex is still probably the best option for tough environments subject to abrasion or corrosion, but those buggers owe me a lot of knuckle skin.

"Cross-head" is an absolute shit-show, because there are so many almost-compatible standards.

Pentalobe can fuck off. Tri-point can fuck off, come back and then fuck off again.

My favourite is the Pitlock, which is the only removable security bolt I've used that is actually secure. Totally niche, but invaluable if you need it.
>> No. 2831 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 2:46 am
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Naruto really went too far with the whole Sharingan business
>> No. 2832 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 5:46 am
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Internal hex for countersunk, external for when you really mean it. Though I think this is just an admission that I prefer bolts, but that's a whole other discussion.

I'll admit I've had limited strife with posidrive, I've rounded maybe two in the last decade, and I interact with them almost daily.

I think we can all agree slotted is a joke - I curse whatever backwards farmer built my house every time I find one.
>> No. 2833 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 5:50 am
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I should qualify that I accept that many other solutions may be technically better, but the availability of specialist bits is a huge letdown for me. You can't really bodge a torx like you can a posi/phillips or slotted, and fiddling with often fragile driver bits is a real turn off - ironically any sort of torque applied through a torx bit will snap the bit easily. Maybe I could just buy more expensive torx bits, but fuck you - I've never once snapped a Philips bit.
>> No. 2834 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 8:16 am
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>I think we can all agree slotted is a joke - I curse whatever backwards farmer built my house every time I find one.

They're fine if you drive them by hand and you use a proper hollow-ground screwdriver. In any other case they're absolutely fucking awful.

>I've never once snapped a Philips bit

Aye, but I bet you've rounded off plenty of the fuckers. There's a reason why they sell massive bulk boxes of PH2/PZ2 bits.


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