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>> ID: e6c849 No. 15275 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 12:05 pm

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/shed/15275 oh gosh.
I have been away a very long time on a very long and strange journey and I now find myself unable to use the site. Does anyone have a manual laying about?
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>> ID: 7b7e3d No. 15282 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 10:34 am

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>>15281

That is me. I have returned after all my ops and my life being turned upside down. Long road back though. Is purple still about? We had some good beers a few times and I would love a catch up with him.
>> ID: 8aef47 No. 15283 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:43 am

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>>15282
> my life being turned upside down
>> ID: ec676b No. 15284 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 4:57 pm

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>>15282
Wow, I remember your posts. How are things for you now?
>> ID: ab1fbf No. 15285 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 9:41 pm

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>>15284 still got a fair bit of pain, but instead of giving into it I got angry at it and studied very hard. Pulled things together and now I’m living in Scotland working for a software development company. Things are going much much better than they were. Still have some rough days but on the whole I can see it’s going to get better again a day or so later.

I’m sorry my posts left such an impression on you.
>> ID: c87396 No. 15286 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 12:31 pm

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>>15285
>I’m sorry my posts left such an impression on you.

Just put it down to me having no life and too much free time. I'm glad things are better.

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>> No. 4443 Anonymous
4th March 2020
Wednesday 8:47 am
/mph/4443 Just had my first accident
First accident in 23 years of driving. he went to pull away and then slammed on his brakes and we tapped.
I need new paint, he needs a new bumper possibly and paint.

I accept its fully my responsibility, but fuck, to break a record I was proud of on something so minor sucks.

Any of you ever been through an accident claim? what does it entail?

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>> No. 22053 Anonymous
3rd February 2017
Friday 6:23 am
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Anyone else taken a crack at it?

My take is that, predictable gore aside, this is actually a pretty fucking weird game underneath. It's like they took the main elements of Amnesia etc and then added a bunch of Resident Evil details around the edges. Which sounds shit, but somehow they sort of made it work? Fuck knows how, but I'm up at 6AM playing it so there's definitely something there.

It couldn't be less like RE6 if it tried; it is different in every way. I'll give them credit for taking the risk on rebooting a franchise so hard.

I'm still not sure if I actually like it, though.
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>> No. 23402 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 10:33 pm
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What did you lads think of Resi 6? I hated it when it came out but went back to it and had quite a bit of fun. It's trash (but so are most of the games) but it was pretty solid and the campaigns all felt very distinct. Story was the worst in the series which is an achievement, but the gunplay was pretty good and I admire how ridiculous it got. I think they'd struggle to up the ante in a sequel and people were turning against the action focus, so I see why they went back to a more grounded story in 7, but part of me wants to see another action packed Resi.
>> No. 23404 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 12:50 am
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>>23402
>Resi 6
It felt to me like the Japanese developers who made that game were pretty ambivalent about this third-person-shooter dross for Americans that Capcom were making them shit out. There was evidence of a huge budget, but the action felt derivative and dull. I should give it another go, just to see if that still rings true.
>> No. 23413 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 7:22 pm
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>>23402
it's an incredible, content packed, OTT action shooter with a million context based mellee attacks you might only ever see once but they went and animated them anyway. It's FUN, but it's so far from the early days of RE that it sent people a bit off.
>> No. 23416 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:42 pm
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Why did they put this guy's picture up three times? Leon is unsure.
>> No. 23417 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:45 pm
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>>23416
Lots of people have pictures of them up in multiple places, it just happens that in this case they're closer together.

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>> No. 65023 YubYub
1st March 2020
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>> No. 65024 Are Moaty
2nd March 2020
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>> No. 5761 Anonymous
8th October 2014
Wednesday 9:35 pm
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Evening, Mumsnet lads.

I'm running low on ideas of what to read to my son [7]. We're working our way through the Mr Gum books and if I can't think of something when we're finished my other half will probably subject him to Enid Blyton. We've read The Hobbit and all of Ronald Dahl's books for children but I don't know where to go next, possibly Harry Potter (although I've never read them so I don't know what they're like) or maybe something by Terry Deary as he's obsessed with ancient Egypt. Goosebumps?

I'd be grateful for any tips. Any books you were particularly fond of from your childhood?
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>> No. 7071 Anonymous
17th December 2019
Tuesday 10:31 am
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>>7069
Dirk Gently seems an obvious choice. Pratchett too.
>> No. 7072 Anonymous
17th December 2019
Tuesday 1:57 pm
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>>7070
Yeah. A week today and he's a teenager.

>>7071
I'm not actually sure if I've got any Dirk Gently books, I've certainly got other ones by Adams but I have a feeling they're others in the Hitchhiker's series. He's got around 15 Discworld books plus a few others by Pratchett, such as Dodger and the Nome Trilogy; I'm looking to get more but you see surprisingly few Pratchett books in second-hand and charity shops considering his volume of output.
>> No. 7073 Anonymous
18th December 2019
Wednesday 4:06 am
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>>7071

Seconding Pratchett here. I read his truckers/diggers/wings trilogy in primary and loved it and started into discworld at 15 although I'd say an intelligent kid could definitely get it much younger than that.

>>7071

Dirk Gently always felt a bit more adult, even if I did read them as a Young Adult. Likewise I first read HHGTTG at 14-16 and probably didn't really appreciate them properly.

Sigh because my lad's just hit four and while he loves story time he has the attention span of a goldfish and I suppose I'll be here in a couple of years asking what you can read to an ADHD 6 year old.

I mean I would sit and listen to whole chapters of the Alice, Narnia, and Wind in the Willows when I was 3, I knew I never should have spaffed in his mum. Sage.
>> No. 7075 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 7:41 pm
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Did anyone actually watch all of His Dark Materials? It's been a couple of months and I'm still struggling to find the motivation to get around to the second episode.
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2nd March 2020
Monday 7:29 pm
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Welp.

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>> No. 2797 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 1:13 pm
/eco/2797 Haven't built a heap yet
I ordered some 15L bags of fancy compost (SylvaGrow® Organic Growing Medium) and that turned out to be nowhere near as much as I need, so I ordered some less fancy (Wickes Multi-Purpose) 50L bags. The 50L bags are maybe 1/3 larger than the 15L bags. I'm no mathematician but what the fuck is going on here?
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>> No. 2798 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 5:46 pm
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>>2797

I suspect the Wickes stuff has been compressed in some way that they can label the quantity in the bag as 50l.
>> No. 2799 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 6:16 pm
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>>2798
Is it going to swell up when it gets wet? There are lots of tiny holes in the bag so I'd assume not.
>> No. 2800 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 7:06 pm
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Shop brands are packed in super tight, the more you can fit on a single pallet the lower your shipping/storage/shopfloor costs are going to be.

Water is a real problem with this type of compost, because if it gets wet while it's compacted it'll stay compacted. You really need to give it a good fluffing up while it's still dry before you can use it. (A lot of people make this mistake with growbags, you need to break up all the compost inside before you even cut them open)

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>> No. 89200 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 12:15 pm
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This man has never eaten a crisp before in his life.
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>> No. 89260 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 4:33 pm
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I'm unsure of this claim. The roots of English in Germanic and Romance follow gendered language with the masculine plural as dominant e.g. Ragazzi means both group of male children and children generally in Italian.

While English developed gender neutrality, with limited exception, 'they' needlessly loses specificity (or brings confusion) which must be made up in context. This goes against the point of good communication in conveying information in as concise a way as possible.* Therefore these common folk in the 14-18th century were wrong. This is not to say that you should never use 'they' if not doing so would be rude of course.

*The whole sentence is awful:
>They sound like the kind of person who has made doing things out of spite because they are hurt into a lifestyle choice.
>She sounds like the kind of person who has made doing things out of spite a lifestyle choice.
>> No. 89262 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 9:30 pm
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>>89259
I believe Shakespeare himself used singular they in a couple of his plays. Chaucer certainly used it. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me.
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29th February 2020
Saturday 9:35 pm
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>>89262

Was it contextually appropriate, like the character not knowing the gender of the person to which they were referring at the time?
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1st March 2020
Sunday 1:31 pm
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>>89206
'Salted' is not 'Plain'.
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1st March 2020
Sunday 1:36 pm
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Yes it is.

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>> No. 6272 Anonymous
12th July 2017
Wednesday 9:48 pm
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I'm at the end of my postgraduate thesis, at least as far as my available time goes. Last month I agreed with my supervisors that this Friday that I would send over a complete draft for them to go over before a final submission on the 1st September at the latest.

All that has happened since then is I've mostly stared at a nearly blank page for weeks on end because I thought I would redo my literature review but I can't get it all to connect. Nothing is connecting and its horrible because I'm nowhere near a complete draft at this point. In fact I don't think any of my work has gone as planned since at least January apart from a now absolutely shining example of an introduction.

If you have any top-tips for getting writing down and eventually having a thesis together over the coming weeks let me know because I'm pretty spent right now. I don't know if maybe I should have just posted this in emo because it feels like I'm completely fucked but at the same time potentially years of my life are going down the drain which tells me I can't stop.
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>> No. 6334 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 3:32 pm
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>What works for revision is going to the library and physically moving to a new location, but with this, all my files are on my main PC and so I have to stay in my room.

Sounds like a bit of an excuse there, m8. Use cloud storage or bring a portable disk like My Passport. A 1TB model is less than £30.

You know what works, so do what works.
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30th March 2018
Friday 4:56 pm
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I don't have a functional laptop (or, presently, the cash to acquire one) and the library PCs don't have the software. I'm developing in Visual Studio for Windows.
>> No. 6412 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 11:15 pm
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For an update after all this time, I dropped out. It took a number of years to admit to this to myself but the university itself offered little in terms of support or even outline what I was really supposed to be aiming for. This felt like being setup to fail and there was a good deal of frustration as a result but I can hardly turn back time. Eventually I dusted myself off and got into a professional career where I'm doing really well which feels good after fucking up my life.

Still, the failure annoys me and I'm of the mind to look into part-time research somewhere else just because I have unfinished business. I need to plan though, the first thing will be convincing an academic institution that I will stick it out which starts with putting together a strong proposal. That flows into my next item which would be in doing as much as possible beforehand because I'm not going through all that bullshit again.

Any of you lads have advice on getting back into academia, part-time learning and operating on pure rage?
>> No. 6413 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 11:18 pm
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>>6412

Are you still a god botherer then?
>> No. 6414 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 11:35 pm
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Don't be daft.

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

I can only speak from the perspective of someone starting a cadetship, so can't contribute much, other than my agreement at the poster saying that it seems to be a good way out for someone without qualifications but a willingness to do the graft.
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>> No. 13370 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 12:14 am
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What was your function onboard?
>> No. 13371 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 5:33 pm
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physical correspondence technician
>> No. 13372 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 5:54 pm
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>>13371
You mean you were a postboy?
>> No. 13373 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 9:30 pm
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No, those are the employees without a degree in Communications.
>> No. 13374 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 9:54 pm
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He jests but there are postmen on some cruise ships that wear a special uniform and everything.

Maybe he's the head postman.

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>> No. 22636 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 5:02 pm
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I found a crystal xbox in some bushes, I've fixed it up and am just waiting on a controller now.

Are there any decent xbox exclusives? I can't think of any - Halo, Halo 2 and Fable all have PC ports. It is hardmodded so homebrew/foreign titles are options.
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>> No. 22726 Anonymous
15th February 2019
Friday 1:49 pm
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Not quite the same but I've been spending too much time and money in B&Q lately; it feels like being a kid in Toys R Us.
>> No. 22727 Anonymous
15th February 2019
Friday 3:48 pm
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>>22726

For me it's Darknet drugs and prostitutes that get delivered in Ubers. Now this is a future I can get behind IYKWIM .
>> No. 23386 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 1:19 pm
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Bumping this thread because as an original Xbox owner (albeit in storage >>22651) I have just discovered this important urgent news: remove the clock capacitor to stop your console from being destroyed.

https://www.reddit.com/r/originalxbox/comments/4c60th/reminder_if_you_own_an_original_xbox_remove_the/
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28th February 2020
Friday 1:35 pm
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Somehow mine survived that cap leaking, so it's not fatal in 100% of cases. But yeah, definitely worth doing.
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28th February 2020
Friday 5:26 pm
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>>23386

Electrolytic capacitors and RTC batteries are a hazard on any old hardware, but particularly anything manufactured between 1999 and 2007. If you're a collector or enthusiast, pre-emptive replacement of these parts is a smart move.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

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>> No. 21511 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 9:27 am
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Paul Gascoigne explains infamous attempt to 'save' killer Raoul Moat 10 years ago

“I just remember that I was in a taxi, I had a fishing rod, some chicken, four cans of lager and a fishing jacket,” he said. “I thought that I could take Raoul Moat fishing because he was near a river. I told the taxi driver ‘head for the airport’ and then when we got to Newcastle airport I said ‘head for Rothbury’. The taxi driver said ‘you are not going where I think you are going?’ And I said ‘yes I am’.”

He added: “I was telling the taxi driver I could save him. I told him: Listen, I have been through so much, I am the best therapist in the world, I can save him’. I think that I genuinely believed that.”

When he got out, the driver did not ask for the fare and Gazza headed straight for the police cordon where Moat was surrounded in a field in the Northumberland village of Rothbury. “I said ‘Where’s Moaty?’,” he recalled, in an exclusive interview near his Bournemouth home. “Someone said to me ‘Do you know him? and I said ‘No don’t’.”

Unaware that his arrival was breaking live on TV news, Gazza’s appearance at the scene triggered rumours about how he knew Moat. “People were saying he was my friend, and then my cousin,” he added. In reality, they had never met. “I walked into a local B&B, saw myself on TV thought ‘oh shit,” he said. “I went to the house where I was staying, got half way up the lamp post and fell off.”


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>> No. 21512 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 3:17 pm
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> got half way up the lamp post and fell off
u wot m8.
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28th February 2020
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>>21512

He got half way up the lamp post, then he fell off. It's not hard mate.

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>> No. 23351 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 10:43 pm
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There's actually a game on the BBC Micro called fapper!
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>> No. 23379 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 10:40 pm
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I don't know where I got the name from, it's wrong. They're Relius' Astral finishing moves. Taken from Central Fiction, apparently present in earlier titles too though.
>> No. 23380 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 1:41 am
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To be fair (and to add a bit of context to >>23374) a common refrain from people who draw for a living is that the easiest way to actually make money on commissions is by finding a niche interest and draw lewd material for it, even if they have no particular interest in the material themselves. It's like a blacksmith banging out yet another gate to keep cashflow going at that point.
>> No. 23381 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 12:26 pm
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Ah that makes sense. Never played as or against Relius much, and Astral Finishes don't get pulled off very often, so I've just never seen that content.
>> No. 23384 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 7:48 pm
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Oh, not judging them, or anyone else who wants to draw porn for a living. It doesn't hurt anyone else, I don't see how it's any of my concern.

I note that Skullgirls got into some controversy going the other direction, editing sprites to take out some of the panty shots. It seems like an odd choice to me, given the game had been out for years by the time they elected to do this. By that point anyone who'd be offended by that stuff must have already made up their mind. There were some mutterings about this being an attempt to make it esports-friendly, but I find it hard to believe the developers had any such pretensions, not least because they left plenty of equally racy content in there anyway.
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27th February 2020
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Not my captioning. For better or worse, I suspect I will manage to forget.

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>> No. 14071 Anonymous
26th November 2017
Sunday 1:32 pm
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>Self-taught rocket scientist plans launch to test flat Earth theory

>‘Mad’ Mike Hughes, 61, plans to reach an altitude of 1,800ft over California in his home-made steam-powered rocket

>Science is littered with tales of visionaries who paid for pioneering research to prove their theories, and this weekend “Mad” Mike Hughes is hoping to join them. He plans to launch a homemade rocket in California as part of a bid to eventually prove that the Earth is flat.

>Hughes has spent $20,000 (£15,000) building the steam-powered rocket in his spare time, and will be livestreaming the launch over the internet. The self-described daredevil says he switched his focus to rockets after twice breaking his back doing stunt jumps in cars.

>“I don’t believe in science,” declared the 61-year-old. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula.”



>‘Mad’ Mike
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>> No. 21447 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 12:31 am
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I saw something on TV a while ago about a Young Earth Creationist who has devoted his life to offering guided tours through the Grand Canyon where he attempts to convince visitors that evolution and the idea that the Earth is anything more than 8,000 years old are complete bollocks, and that the Grand Canyon itself is proof.

I think his position wasn't so much that astronomy and geology are a hoax, but he incessantly went on about things like, the only reason you find fossils of marine species at the top of mountains is that they are remnants of the biblical Great Flood. And that it was simply impossible that mountains could have formed from seafloor sediment, because the vertical distance of in some cases several miles could not have been overcome in the 8,000 years that the Earth was really actually old. So it was kind of a mish mash by a homeschooled born-again git throwing together scientific fact that he understood nothing about and audacious Bible claims that were drummed into him in the worst kind of way, but he was so adamant that the Grand Canyon's rock formations proved the Young Earth idea, it was kind of just really sad to see.
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25th February 2020
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Gravity warps space, right?
What if, outside of the affect of gravity, space could be thought of as 'flat'? What kind of process would require mapping of reality in such a way? Doesn't gravity affect time, as well?
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25th February 2020
Tuesday 1:24 am
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After watching the behind the curve documentary I went and did a bit of research into various things output by various parties in the film.


The motive seems to largely be believing they are smarter than everyone else.

That at some point people believed based on current data (in Renaissance) that the world was round,but as modern technology came along it proved that theory incorrect, specifically that people reached the edge in Antartica. Now they are either too embarrassed to admit they were wrong as it will make science look stupid, or think it would cause mass chaos as people react to the news.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnOzOZ2KW4s


Part of this is based on what until relatively recently wha modern flat eart was. A tool for a theoretical exercise to promte critical thinking and challenge commonly held beliefs, that was co-opted by people who started to believe the arguments being put forward.
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26th February 2020
Wednesday 11:26 pm
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>A tool for a theoretical exercise to promte critical thinking and challenge commonly held beliefs, that was co-opted by people who started to believe the arguments being put forward.


I guess it then sort of falls into epistemology, which is for the most part just academic self pleasure, but has some interesting approaches to the challenging of beliefs that are held to be entirely true facts.

It's like that whole argument of whether you exist, and how you know you exist. On the one hand, it can be a brilliant philosophical question that requires all the sharpness of your mind. But then some gits start telling you that they think we live in the Matrix.
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27th February 2020
Thursday 11:23 am
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I'd argue epistemology is the most important topic there is. It does result in self torture though as you just constantly spot the bad arguments that people prefer and pick over the truth, mostly when they agree with what they thought anyway.

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>> No. 29449 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 9:23 pm
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Relationships. I'm in (and likely near the end of) my first serious one. When we met, I felt I was more attractive, and had the power. Over the past year things have gradually shifted. Now I feel like a worm. Happened to you?
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>> No. 29450 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 9:32 pm
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>>29449
A normal part of the healing process. Happens to most of us.
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26th February 2020
Wednesday 10:22 pm
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>Over the past year things have gradually shifted. Now I feel like a worm.

Elaborate? Doesn't sound like a healthy dynamic to me.

What happened?
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26th February 2020
Wednesday 11:30 pm
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>When we met, I felt I was more attractive, and had the power.

Oh so that's alright then. As long as the relationship dynamic was tilted in your favour everything was hunky-dory.
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27th February 2020
Thursday 12:38 am
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Incredibly vague OP, but I'm gonna make a philosophical soliloquy based on what I think you're hinting at anyway.

In most relationships I believe you have a dominant and a submissive half, and as long as the individuals involved are both in the position that feels natural to them everything will go smoothly. It's not inherently better or worse for the man to be in charge or not, the important part is if that lines up with the individual's personality. When those roles start to slip out of alignment that's when friction occurs.

I don't think it's necessarily healthy to expect the individual in question to somehow adjust themselves; it can work but I think it's usually more likely to result in conflict and suppression of healthy self esteem. People change over time and usually a shift in this dynamic represents a drift apart, outgrowing that partnership, if you will. We are taught that couples should exist for love and love alone, but in truth a person's financial status, direction in life, their ambitions and long term trajectory are very important. We shouldn't be ashamed to admit it if we are no longer a perfect fit. Sometimes life can take us down converging paths.

(There's also neutral relationships that share power and responsibilities equally, but I think they are much less common, and most people who think they are in one probably aren't. This is very broad stroke stuff. It's also not impossible for the other partner to change or adapt so that the partnership is complimentary again later down the line. But again rare.)
>> No. 29454 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 7:03 am
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A lot of people don't say how they feel and over time end up in a state of appeasement. After the honeymoon period problems start happening and the trouble is that women often like to talk more than men. I had, and other males I know have, a tendency to just let the sadness build and go with the other person which leads to feeling terrible. Read 'No More Mr.Nice Guy".

You do have people that have been together for a while that cannot say the simplest of things to each other, or have a discussion about anything but the weather.

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>> No. 8754 Anonymous
2nd December 2018
Sunday 3:43 am
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Any of you lads watching this?
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>> No. 8890 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 9:31 pm
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Does this mean cosplayers are actually much harder than boxers?
>> No. 8891 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 10:55 pm
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>>8890
U WOT M8?
>> No. 8892 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 12:58 am
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>>8885

Not the busted eardrum, then?

Also, what's the etiquette for spoiler tags for events like this? I closed this tab earlier at work today because I recorded the fight to watch tonight.

I mean, I don't mind not coming here for a few days, but I would have been somewhat upset if there'd been a CAN'T BELIEVE X WON post in /sfw/.
>> No. 8893 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 8:28 am
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>>8889
Since when have casually racist caricatures been acceptable around here?
>> No. 8894 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 8:31 am
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>>8893

Well are purps got dumped by a darkie some time around the referendum so ever since then we've gone from Guardian reading wankers to Mail reading wankers. It's the same amount of wank but with a different flavour. Look, I can say wog now. Wog. Wog wog wog.

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>> No. 65001 Are Moaty
25th February 2020
Tuesday 9:50 am
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James Grundy,
Born on a Monday,
Got his knob out on Tuesday,
Stood for councillor on Wednesday,
Got elected on Thursday,
Apologised on Friday,
Resigned on Saturday,
Vanished on Sunday.
That was the end,
Of James Grundy.
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>> No. 65011 YubYub
25th February 2020
Tuesday 2:51 pm
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Is there something the matter with his mouth?
>> No. 65012 Ambulancelad
25th February 2020
Tuesday 6:33 pm
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>>65011
Yes, he's a politician.
>> No. 65014 Moralfag
25th February 2020
Tuesday 6:56 pm
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>>65011
The more I look at it the weirder it looks. I think he just doesn't have much experience with smiling.
>> No. 65017 Auntiefucker
25th February 2020
Tuesday 10:56 pm
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>>65014
His face looks like it has been glued onto another persons head.
>> No. 65018 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 11:47 pm
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>>65011

He's from Wigan, they all look a bit wonky up there.

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>> No. 64649 Ambulancelad
7th January 2020
Tuesday 9:51 pm
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Is he putting it on?
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>> No. 65009 R4GE
25th February 2020
Tuesday 1:04 pm
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>>65006

Do you mean in a technical legal sense or in a societal sense? Because if you mean the legal sense it doesn't really matter since rape is a jury trial, since laws exist to serve society, or should at least, it's the societal definition that matters, so you're wrong, womanlad.
>> No. 65010 Auntiefucker
25th February 2020
Tuesday 2:21 pm
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Are Mubarak did similar and now he's dead.
>> No. 65013 Samefag
25th February 2020
Tuesday 6:35 pm
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>>65010
He fucked a disgusting old man in a weatherspoons bog?
>> No. 65015 Crabkiller
25th February 2020
Tuesday 8:19 pm
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>>65007

jIMMY saville LIED TO YOU IN SCHOOL
>> No. 65016 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 8:31 pm
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>>65003

I'VE HEARD THAT WINONA RYDER HAD A ROLE FOR SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. GWYNETH PALTROW WAS HER FRIEND AT THE TIME. SHE READ THE SCRIPT AND FANCIED THE ROLE FOR HERSELF. PALTROW WENT QUID PRO QUO WITH A BIT OF KNOB POLISHING WITH WEINSTEIN AND WINONA WAS DUMPED. THEIR FREINDSHIP ENDED ON THE BACK OF THIS. ONCE THE WEINSTEIN ACCUSERS CAME OUT, PALTROW JOINED IN AND ACCUSED HIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.

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>> No. 6144 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 11:41 am
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How painful is getting a tattoo? I want to get one on my scalp to cover up a surgical scar. Would that area be more painful than normal?
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>> No. 6153 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:33 pm
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>>6149
They have other things going on besides being overweight. Like you have things outside of being a sneering web-weirdo to keep you alive. You do have other stuff going, yeah... ?
>> No. 6154 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:36 pm
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>>6153
Calm down, fatty.
>> No. 6155 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 3:42 pm
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>>6153

Are you alright mate? Do you want a nice pie? Come on mate, we'll get you a lovely pie from the chippy, that'll get you right.
>> No. 6156 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 6:43 pm
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Huh?
>> No. 6157 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 8:29 pm
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>>6156
It would seem they're mocking you for having the gall to defend yourself/fat people.

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>> No. 21381 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 3:04 pm
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Young, Welsh and Pretty Minted: The 20-year-old online trader who makes up to £200,000 a year

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/2b3f3f67-2338-4253-b7f5-a36192885492

So the BBC are promoting 'Wolves of Instagram' forex trading bullshit merchants now.
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>> No. 21394 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 7:15 pm
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I have the feeling he'll re-emerge once the attention dies down.

Someone I went to school with got quite deep into the Herbalife pyramid scheme. It makes me wonder what he's up to these days.
>> No. 21399 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 9:29 pm
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Nobody beats the market in the long run.

He'll be broke in a few years' time. The same trading strategies that have made him a sizeable fortune are the ones that rid people of their fortune again.

Unless you have millions in capital to start with, £200K can only be earned by taking massive risks. Which can just the same blow up in your face anytime without warning.
>> No. 21400 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 9:45 pm
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>>21399
I think you've missed the point that's he's probably not beating the market by all that much now.
>> No. 21401 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 10:05 pm
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>>21400
It was on Twitter that his company accounts were for about a tenth of what he's saying and the MOT history for the cars he's claiming to own are also bollocks.
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24th February 2020
Monday 3:05 pm
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>>21401

There are plenty of otherlads making a killing in the market, I am sure.

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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. 7813 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 12:08 am
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>>7812
I knew my quality posts would pay off in the end.
>> No. 7833 Anonymous
19th February 2020
Wednesday 7:41 am
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Rejoice, lads. The Vanguard SIPP is finally here.

https://www.vanguardinvestor.co.uk/what-we-offer/personal-pension/personal-pension-account
>> No. 7834 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 2:58 pm
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>>7833

Finally!

I am moving my pensions from a managed fund with Royal London that had 5% in UK Gilts and had underperformed the benchmark for 5 years (with a 1% expense ratio) into a Vanguard all-world equities index fund (0.37% expense ratio).
>> No. 7835 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 4:27 pm
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>>7833
Might my local government pension be better than this?
>> No. 7836 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 5:02 pm
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>>7834
I've had a quick look but I think I might be better keeping with Aviva for the time being.

>>7835
Yes.

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