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>> No. 415204 Anonymous
25th January 2018
Thursday 7:50 pm
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How much of this fair land of ours have you lads actually visited?

I've just been thinking about it and there's so many places in Britain I've never particularly laid my eyes on, especially the scenery and landscapes of Scotland. What are the "hidden gems" here that you would recommend people really should visit at least once in their lives? Unhidden gems too, for that matter.
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>> No. 427711 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 12:13 pm
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>>427706
I have almost the same exact question except I'm open to travelling to places by car/motorbike.
>> No. 427712 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 12:15 pm
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>>427708
The bits of Scotland served by good public transport links probably aren't going to fulfill his wish of having as few other people as people, at least that was my experience when I was in the highlands last November. I can't imagine how overcrowded it gets in the warmer months.
>> No. 427719 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 2:00 pm
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>>427706
https://www.surreyhills.org/
>> No. 427726 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 5:29 pm
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>>427706

Maybe the Peak District via Sheffield? There are adequate bus links from Sheffield city centre to most of the national park area.
>> No. 427999 Anonymous
25th June 2019
Tuesday 2:17 pm
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>>415204
I went to Rendlesham forest about a month ago, it was lovely (no aliens, unfortunately). Gonna hopefully be going up to Thetford forest, soon.

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>> No. 19550 Anonymous
21st June 2019
Friday 6:23 am
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Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back

President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions.

As late as 7 p.m., military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, after intense discussions and debate at the White House among the president’s top national security officials and congressional leaders, according to multiple senior administration officials involved in or briefed on the deliberations.

Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries. The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said. Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles had been fired when word came to stand down, the official said.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/world/middleeast/iran-us-drone.html
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>> No. 19561 Anonymous
25th June 2019
Tuesday 11:15 am
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I assume his Russian handlers didn't approve.
>> No. 19562 Anonymous
25th June 2019
Tuesday 12:54 pm
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So what would be the impact if he went through with it? Please answer as though I'm an ignorant fool. I'm sensing there's that undercurrent where WW3 would be just around the corner if he did but I'm not sure why.

Seems to me Iran are just behind North Korea as global scapegoat baddies who don't have any friends to stand behind them. The Yanks only ever pick on countries that can't stand up for themselves.

I wonder what made them think twice.
>> No. 19563 Anonymous
25th June 2019
Tuesday 1:52 pm
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Whole thing reeks of a trial balloon. They've decided on having a war, they will have a war. The only ones I can see backing the US doing this would be KSA and Israel so it would be pretty clear who the bad guys were at least.
>> No. 19564 Anonymous
25th June 2019
Tuesday 1:58 pm
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>>19562
>I wonder what made them think twice

The Donald said it's because he was told the strikes would kill ~150 people, which he felt was disproportionate for downing a drone.
>> No. 19565 Anonymous
25th June 2019
Tuesday 2:12 pm
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>>19563
Typical Yanks, claiming to go after a "state sponsor of terror" while courting KSA without a hint of irony.

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>> No. 19373 Anonymous
2nd March 2011
Wednesday 7:12 pm
/x/19373 free thread.
I just wanted an excuse to post her. So then I thought-

ITT ANYTHING YOU WANT.

i.e. images you couldn't think to categorise in another thread but really want more people to see.
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>> No. 40792 Anonymous
22nd June 2019
Saturday 9:24 pm
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>>40791

I've never dated a girl who wasn't willing to put on ears and a cat tail when we fucked. It's become sort of a deal breaker.

Just putting that out there.
>> No. 40793 Anonymous
22nd June 2019
Saturday 11:04 pm
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>>40792
Good way to weed out the vanillas tbh.
>> No. 40794 Anonymous
24th June 2019
Monday 3:56 pm
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>>40792

My current partner is at the level of wearing them every day even to work. She has a valuable enough niche skillset in a hipster tech company so these things are just brushed over. Fascinating how the other half live innit.
>> No. 40795 Anonymous
24th June 2019
Monday 11:04 pm
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>>40794

She sounds like incredible fun but I await the inevitable /emo/ thread about how she's ruined your life.
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25th June 2019
Tuesday 10:57 am
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>>40795
I can't argue with that.

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>> No. 28675 Anonymous
23rd June 2019
Sunday 1:49 pm
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I keep running up against a wall in my relationships with others, romantic and platonic, and a recent talk with my girlfriend made this clear.

In short: I internalised the fact that I am very much alone in the world from a very young age. A degree of emotional independence might be healthy, but I take it much too far. I struggle with the idea that anyone really has my back or wants to (or even can) support me. I have a lot of confidence in myself, not so much in others.

I could examine every little reason for and aspect of that, but I don't feel like I need to. I think it's a typical story: boy in a shite industrial town, hard-working but depressed parents. Lots of toxic relationships and traumatic experiences. Didn't or couldn't have much faith in the adults around me. Truthfully, for a long time I did not have anyone, so handled it by keeping things to myself. I'm sure this can be pathologised as avoidant personality or disordered attachment or whatever label you like, but that kind of analysis doesn't really interest me much.

The other side of the coin is that I'm also pretty bright, emotionally expressive, and sociable. I have a lot of interests and have mixed with many kinds of people. I like talking to and sharing life with others. I have built a very good life for myself in another location and am loving meeting people here.

The result is that I have a lot of friends and enjoy the companionship, but as soon as something rubs me the wrong way or I feel that people are no longer an "ally", the switch flips and I quite literally feel nothing for them but a very cold sense of distance. The best way I can describe it is anger, but viewed through a telescope.

I sometimes feel as though the same sensitivity and awareness that makes me so good at gabbing and becoming close with people is the exact same sensitivity which will put me on high alert if anyone indicates they might hurt me or let me down.

This understandably upsets and confuses people, especially girls I've become involved with. I really hate this. I hate hurting others. And to be quite honest, it doesn't seem fair to open up and unleash my "issues" on people, even if they want to know and help. Treating friends and partners like therapists is rarely a good idea.

I want to handle this responsibly. I don't see any romance in "damaged but charming" or any other stereotypee. Money is a bit tight for proper therapy right now, and I've found most therapists woefully inept in dealing with young men in particular. I know at least one of you will suggest CBT, and I won't reject it out of hand but it seems like an extremely dry and mechanical process. I have my reservations about it. So, what do I do?
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>> No. 28676 Anonymous
23rd June 2019
Sunday 2:47 pm
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I'm going through something very similar. I think the only way you get over that wall is by making yourself vulnerable.

>And to be quite honest, it doesn't seem fair to open up and unleash my "issues" on people, even if they want to know and help.

Your friends are there for you to open up to and it's a little rude to keep people away like that.

>Treating friends and partners like therapists is rarely a good idea.

Asking friends to pick up some milk once in a while is fine, but expecting them to do your grocery shop week in, week out is rude. It's the same with talking about issues, friends do want to help and be helped.

I made the mistake of thinking that any opening up (or vulnerability) was wrong (that I shouldn't put my problems on other people, etc.). But, I greatly underestimated my own emotional intelligence.

I don't think you need therapy and I don't really see what it'd achieve. I think you just need to work on making yourself a bit more vulnerable here and there.
>> No. 28677 Anonymous
23rd June 2019
Sunday 4:18 pm
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You might want to read up on attachment theory.

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

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>> No. 3223 Anonymous
18th February 2013
Monday 7:58 pm
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Have any of you bought Bitcoins or spoken to anybody that has?

The underlying principle of removing the role of the banking industry from transactions (or at least limiting its influence) seems noble but it stinks of a giant scam IMO.
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>> No. 7333 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 1:47 pm
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>>7330

>My money bloke always says 'if they're talking about it, you're three months late' which seems to hold pretty true.

You could also call it the stock price paradox.

Given enough time, most stocks will almost invariably go up. But when you get in, they will almost never go up. At least not right away, and that's what discourages many investors who then get out as the stock tumbles. But only to see the stock climb again and far beyond their sell point in a few months' time.

In the short term, it's almost impossible to tell, especially for a small retail investor, which way a stock will go. And it's also why short-term traders fail, because those who dictate stock prices have realised it's a magnificently easy way to empty the pockets of more gullible investors who think they can make money betting on short-term ups and downs. It doesn't matter what you do, you have no way of winning this game.

It'd be easy to think all you'd have to do is buy stocks that are down or otherwise cheap, but the problem is that you might well end up buying a stock that either isn't going to do much for the next five years, or if a stock is in a downward trend, you simply have no way of telling if it's going to go down another 20 percent before it really picks up speed to the upside again. Trends tend to perpetuate themselves. Until the day they don't.

What you need in the stock market nowadays more than ever is bulletproof nerves of steel that will allow you to hold on to a stock that you think is promising even if it slides ten percent in one day. And you need infinite patience. Sadly, those two are still no guarantee that you will be earning a noteworthy profit in the long term. But they are pretty much the conditio sine qua non of stock investing.
>> No. 7334 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 2:07 pm
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>>7330

> me and my mates did end up making a couple of grand each just by having what amounted to loose change sat in our Dream Market wallets a few years ago. Pissed it all away on more drugs, like.

At the height of the bitcoin price bubble I worked out what all the btc I'd spent on drugs, just in 2015 alone, would have been worth. Then I cried a bit. Good job I didn't have a way to work it out all the way back to 2012.
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5th April 2018
Thursday 5:21 pm
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>>7334

The way I see it, it was money I never expected to have anyway. I might feel differently if I was struggling for money though, I suppose.
>> No. 7336 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 7:40 pm
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There is this new satoshi dice address for BTC.
Address is bc1quykuahxrjx6d3h6ga4rkyg0hl5e59tcthqyhw6.

I found this while scanning pastebin

Here are the instructions on how to verify the provably fair roll.
https://codepen.io/anon/pen/vRqPMr?editors=0012
>> No. 7607 Anonymous
22nd June 2019
Saturday 3:33 pm
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You guys remember when the price of tulips recovered?

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>> No. 63506 Crabkiller
21st June 2019
Friday 4:34 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BB6wj6RyKo

why do bulbs have computers in them nowadays?

do they connect to the internet too?
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>> No. 63529 YubYub
22nd June 2019
Saturday 9:11 am
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>My first thought was that they should have just added a reset button to the bulb, but that's not great if the bulb is in a high or awkward fitting - the reset sequence won't work unless the bulb is powered on, so you might have people up a ladder trying to find a tiny button on a hot bulb while being blinded by the glare. That's a lawsuit waiting to happen.

You are making it sound more complex then it is it isn't any more difficult then changing a light bulb.
Also I think 'smart bulbs' are LED and therefore don't generate much heat.
And finally that it doesn't reset every other bulb on the same lighting circuit which might be relevant.

A small switch is the solution but I am willing to believe the people who build the hardware aren't the same people who make the software so largely ignore each others needs and might not even be in the same country and company let alone the same factory and key parts of hard ware might even be for other purposes that they bastardised because it was significantly cheaper than building their own.
>> No. 63532 Samefag
22nd June 2019
Saturday 11:08 am
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>>63529 MORE DIFFICULT THEN CHANGING A LIGHT BULB.

Just because it's easy to change a light bulb where you're using them, doesn't mean that it's always easy.
Although, don't these things present an AP for first configuration? Does that get disabled once configured? Seems daft if so.
A sensible person might campaign for bot a switch and a secret handshake, if you really do need to be able to reauthnticate like this.
>> No. 63535 Searchfag
22nd June 2019
Saturday 12:01 pm
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>DON'T THESE THINGS PRESENT AN AP FOR FIRST CONFIGURATION? DOES THAT GET DISABLED ONCE CONFIGURED? SEEMS DAFT IF SO

Surely you don't want 25 spurious APs in each house clogging up the already busy 2.4/5GHz wavelengths? That sounds like a recipe for interference.
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22nd June 2019
Saturday 2:04 pm
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22nd June 2019
Saturday 2:09 pm
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>>63538
I'd rather just use a light switch.

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>> No. 63515 Auntiefucker
21st June 2019
Friday 6:32 pm
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>> No. 63520 Paedofag
21st June 2019
Friday 10:58 pm
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>>63515
Looks like it's made out of the fluff you find in the tumble dryer.
>> No. 63521 R4GE
21st June 2019
Friday 11:32 pm
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>this one can never run away

neither can real ones if you cut their Achilles tendon.
>> No. 63533 YubYub
22nd June 2019
Saturday 11:15 am
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It looks like a hive of bugs in the shoulder.
>> No. 63534 Anonymous
22nd June 2019
Saturday 11:23 am
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What's the SCP number for this?
>> No. 63536 YubYub
22nd June 2019
Saturday 1:17 pm
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>>63533
Indeed, it's a really menacing juxtaposition from the mostly dead flowers he's jammed into it.

I can't tell if it's more mental to do this in earnest or as a joke. I suppose I'd have to call it about even on the nutty scale.

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>> No. 5003 Anonymous
6th September 2011
Tuesday 6:40 pm
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>> No. 28464 Anonymous
22nd March 2019
Friday 11:55 am
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"Poop".
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22nd March 2019
Friday 12:12 pm
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>>28464
It really bothers me that Americans call shit "duty".
>> No. 28466 Anonymous
22nd March 2019
Friday 2:05 pm
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>>28465

I thought it was "doodie" but just sounds like they're saying duty because their accents are fucked.
>> No. 28577 Anonymous
22nd May 2019
Wednesday 8:19 pm
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>> No. 28684 Anonymous
21st June 2019
Friday 12:56 pm
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I've lost my trail of thought.

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>> ID: 02bce9 No. 11260 Anonymous
19th December 2013
Thursday 10:21 pm

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May we have the maximum image size on /spo/ increased so we can have a .gif thread, please?
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>> ID: 2d2275 No. 14994 Anonymous
9th June 2019
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>> ID: 2d2275 No. 14995 Anonymous
9th June 2019
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>> ID: 2d2275 No. 14996 Anonymous
9th June 2019
Sunday 7:43 am

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>>14995

It's a Magic Eye one.
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9th June 2019
Sunday 7:47 am

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Sorry for the image dump. It's the first time I ever clicked through to this thread, although I've been here since long before it was created, and it seems I had a small folder of these things. Done now.
>> ID: d004e2 No. 14998 Anonymous
21st June 2019
Friday 12:49 am

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>> No. 424490 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 5:23 pm
/b/424490 Speed Dating
Any of the you lads tried speed dating before? Any tips or stories to share?

I'm thinking of giving it a go as I moved to London recently and haven't had much luck with meeting women through friends-of-friends. I must admit though, the thought of scorecards is a bit unsettling but maybe it's a sign of the more serious searching for a partner that I should be doing. Will give you an update if I find the bottle for it.
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>> No. 427740 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 10:27 pm
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Did you? I thought I was the funny one.
>> No. 427748 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 11:24 pm
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>>427739

I was the other extreme for part of my life, especially in adolescence and until about my mid-20s, in that I was skinny bordering on the unhealthy, and being skinny and having no muscle as a lad is or was often still perceived as lacking manliness. One or two lasses that I had sex with at least I got laid occasionally even told me that I was really skinny for a guy and that they normally preferred more blokey looking blokes.

It was only when I started working out regularly that I overcame my self esteem issues in that respect as I saw my muscles gradually grow from a bit of weight lifting. Nowadays, I'd say I am of average build, with an average amount of upper body muscle for a guy in general. Women don't complain. I just don't seem to have the right genes to be ripped like some lads who pretty much just have to think of dumbbells in their head in order to make their biceps grow.
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20th June 2019
Thursday 7:58 pm
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>>427748

I'm still the same, but I've found I just need to play to my strengths. It works a charm for pulling bisexual girls who are up for threesomes, because I have a lot of the traits they find attractive in women anyway except with a gigantic knob.

I don't have any insecurity about being a smaller, feminine, less intimidating bloke, but I think what I have developed instead is a sort of contempt for that concept of rugged, chiselled manliness. I've never wanted to be that, and I can't see the appeal in it. Even when I play games, I don't want to be the bloke built like a brick shithouse, I want to be some form of sneaky bastard who'll stick you in the back.

I just don't really get it, if I'm being honest, and it has always seemed to me that the lads who are really ripped, rugby players or gym addicts, supposedly they want to be hard men so that they can attract ladies, but they're the biggest closet bumders I've ever witnessed. Rugby lads in particular are another breed. "Wheeeey, remember that time I fucked Daz in the arse after he got out the shower? Whaaaay fuckin top bantz m8"
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20th June 2019
Thursday 8:22 pm
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>>427772

>Whaaaay fuckin top bantz m8

That certainly is top bantz.
>> No. 427780 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 11:41 pm
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I did it once and there was this probably-older-than-the-age-group bird who'd obviously had a few too many making an utter spectacle of herself. Topic of conversation for a couple of my dates during the evening.

A few weeks later I did a more casual meet-and-greet event in a nearby but different town.... and she was one of the ones running it. Obviously a plant to get the female numbers up at the speed dating event (as it was there were more men than women, everyone had one date that evening where they sat at their table and did little more than play with their phone for 5 minutes), and maybe help out the organiser at the same time.

I have not done a similar event since.

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>> No. 86259 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 3:20 pm
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>> No. 86275 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 8:28 pm
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Since you clicked on it, and I haven't, the other five must be him admiring his own work.
>> No. 86277 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 9:41 pm
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>>86274

Hate to disapoint you but it is a mirror of another video that I couldn't find.
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20th June 2019
Thursday 9:53 pm
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>>86272

so you don't care about the proud 1.4k pop of Tokelauans with their thousand year old traditions and incurring the wrath of the great and powerful Tui Tokelau in his tropical paradise. But your heart bleads for the 14 Commercial sealers who are sitting there right now freezing their bollocks off in constant darkness listeing to the BBC world service and planning who to bugger next.
>> No. 86279 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 10:17 pm
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>>86278
Maybe it's different now. A decade or so ago a tk domain was free but the domain didn't actually point by DNS to your server. It used a frameset and loaded your real URL in a frame. This meant the address bar wouldn't change or show your individual page URLs.
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20th June 2019
Thursday 10:19 pm
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They're 14 British Commercial sealers who are sitting there right now freezing their bollocks off in constant darkness listeing to the BBC world service and planning who to bugger next, thank you very much.

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>> No. 63500 Crabkiller
19th June 2019
Wednesday 7:36 pm
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Bods think they're so fucking smart because they can prance around on the floor and trick woims into thinking it's raining. Do you know how many times I've seen woims on the ground whilst it's raining? Never. I can only conclude, therefore, that birds are complete fucking idiots.
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>> No. 63501 YubYub
19th June 2019
Wednesday 8:02 pm
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>Do you know how many times I've seen woims on the ground whilst it's raining? Never.
That's because the early birds already got them.
>> No. 63503 Ambulancelad
20th June 2019
Thursday 12:22 pm
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So you've been standing around in the rain staring at the ground waiting for worms to surface where you've created a dry patch where everything else is wet. Where as crows have the good sense to simulate rain in a one area so worms have to come to it and they stay dry the whole time. And you think they are the idiots?
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20th June 2019
Thursday 1:12 pm
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You've never looked at the ground when it's raining? Have you ever been outside in your life?
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20th June 2019
Thursday 9:54 pm
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I don't stand around expectantly waiting for worms to appear, which is what you are really asking.

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>> No. 6008 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 2:58 pm
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I have an 'assessment day' lined up with a tech contractor. I typically wear this sort of get-up when I'm trying to look professional - smart blue or white shirt with khakis and sometimes a tie. I'm sure it sounds informal to some but in my experience it's what people in my field look like. And a full-blown suit seems a little OTT given it's not a one-on-one interview.

My question is, what shoes do I wear with it? I usually wear boots, which doesn't get glances in academia but would probably look off in a professional setting. What sort of footwear matches this? Before anyone mentions it, despite my generally awful dress sense I'm aware of the cardinal rule of matching belt with shoes.

Any help much appreciated.
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>> No. 6026 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 4:29 pm
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The picture's Nike because that kind of reads like I'm implying that's Vans.
>> No. 6027 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 5:16 pm
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I'm going to go to the beach to see if I can pick up a pair of Nikes for free.
>> No. 6028 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 5:30 pm
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>>6027

I don't get it.
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20th June 2019
Thursday 7:03 pm
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48464664
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20th June 2019
Thursday 9:30 pm
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Crocs are apparently great in tropical climes if you're tramping around humid wilderness.

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>> No. 85961 Anonymous
27th May 2019
Monday 7:05 pm
/pol/85961 Rory Stewart
I think Rory is a pretty cool guy.
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>> No. 86254 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 10:56 pm
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>If leaving the EU means parliament becomes more accountable
The delusion is strong in this one.
>> No. 86255 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 11:01 pm
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It means the government have lost a major scapegoat and the past three years have shown that our political system is so broken that we may end up with PR sooner than I'd otherwise hoped.
>> No. 86256 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 11:19 pm
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>>86255
>It means the government have lost a major scapegoat
If only it were that simple.
>> No. 86257 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 1:09 am
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I don't share your optimism. If we can no longer blame the EU for all our failings, things could get really ugly for whichever ethnic minority takes their place.
>> No. 86258 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 1:49 am
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The Scots give as good as they get, it'll be fine.

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>> No. 19531 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 12:25 am
/news/19531 Porn Ban Binned (for a time)
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jun/20/uks-porn-age-verification-system-to-be-delayed-indefinitely

>The UK’s age-verification system for online pornography is expected to be delayed indefinitely, just weeks before it is due to be launched.

>A delay could see the issue of age verification fall under the responsibility of whoever wins the contest to be prime minister, such as the frontrunner Boris Johnson.

>The age block was due to be one of the first of its kind anywhere in the democratic world. Websites that refused to implement the checks face being blocked by UK internet service providers or having their access to payment services withdrawn.

>Age verification was first proposed in the run-up to the 2015 general election by Sajid Javid, when he was culture secretary in the coalition government. However, despite coming close to completion the government has struggled with the details of implementing the policy.

So no, otherlad, the porn ban is not for real. And I have to assume the use of "coming close close to completion" was not an incidental one by the Guardian.
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>> No. 19532 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 12:51 am
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Hilarious. Actually hilarious.
>> No. 19533 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 1:02 am
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It's already been delayed twice. It's stuck in some weird slow-motion race of unworkable policies, glaring at Brexit like a match sprinter on the upper banking.


>> No. 19534 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 1:07 am
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Absolute fucking waste of time and money to begin with. So yeah I guess also like Brexit.

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>> No. 62754 Ambulancelad
20th March 2019
Wednesday 10:47 pm
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>A neo-Nazi terror suspect entered a "Miss Hitler" beauty contest in a bid to attract new members to a far-right extremist group, a court has heard. Alice Cutter is alleged to have won the competition organised by National Action after taking on the nickname Buchenwald Princess in reference to the Nazi death camp.

https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/crime/halifax-neo-nazi-terror-suspect-won-miss-hitler-beauty-contest-court-told-1-9662061

To be fair, I'd have voted for her. I'd preserve the future of the white race with her, IYKWIM.
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>> No. 63494 R4GE
18th June 2019
Tuesday 11:46 pm
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In fairness, I think there's a meaningful difference between political speech and direct incitement to violence. "Dwarves are a threat to the British way of life" is nasty but legal, while "kill all the dwarves before they rape your cat" is criminal. "Hate speech" is a really dodgy category that is open to abuse, but deciding whether someone is encouraging murder is far more clear-cut.
>> No. 63495 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 12:28 am
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Yeah agreed totally - National Action weren't just posting bullshit on the internet.
>> No. 63496 Searchfag
19th June 2019
Wednesday 12:33 am
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>it angers and frustrates me that people are so willing to ignore those historical lessons.

It comes from an arrogance of the status quo. "The people in the past were wrong though we are right", and it is impossible to convince people the present will be looked back at another time we were wrong in our facts and dogma just as a default, because that isn't really arguing by the rules it is a factual and relativistic nihilism people won't accept even though everything about the past tells us it is the only thing that is consistently true.
>> No. 63498 YubYub
19th June 2019
Wednesday 2:15 am
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If we end up under a different status quo, why would they hold themselves to the same rules anyway?
The choice may not be between a liberal world with free speech maintained, and a liberal-turned-censorious-turned nazi world where people go to jail for saying nice things, and more between a liberal world that goes nazi but some annoying people go to jail today versus a liberal world that goes nazi but was at least principled about liberalism while it lasted. I'm not arguing we're inexorably heading that way, just that if we are it's probably of little difference where we stand on censorship - I'd argue culture flows from other factors more than vice-versa. Also, I'd note the case that liberalism could always collapse precisely because we didn't go out and jail popular alt-right type, even if they didn't mean it and were only doing it for the money.

Most historical lessons are false equivalences mind you. The problem about the present is that it's so consistently stupid. People model their dystopia on past negative regimes and Orwell's book about the year Apple released the Macintosh in a futile attempt to prove that the then current year would be nothing like the then current year. The minute you realise that O'Brien's fursona is a Fennec fox and his favourite anime is K-on! is the minute the whole atmosphere of the thing collapses. Rats to the face might be a little scary, but the complete evaporation of seriousness from public life is much scarier and market forces are far more willing-and-able to promote that than they are to promote idle torture. (Though of course, they'll promote fascism if it sells t-shirts and sticks... I guess if I have a point it's that demonetisation beats jail when it comes to the big guys.)
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19th June 2019
Wednesday 9:48 pm
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>IT'S ALL WELL AND GOOD LOCKING PEOPLE UP FOR HATE SPEECH WHEN YOU'RE UNDER A LARGELY LIBERAL CONSENSUS WHERE THE HATE SPEECH IS DOLPHIN RAPE AND HOMOPHOBIA. IT'S PERFECTLY PEACHY RIGHT NOW TO CONSIDER FREEDOM OF SPEECH A LUXURY THAT CAN BE COMPROMISED FOR THE GREATER GOOD.

Isn't this liberal consensus why we ended up with Brexit?

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>> No. 63499 Moralfag
19th June 2019
Wednesday 10:28 am
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>> No. 19488 Anonymous
16th June 2019
Sunday 1:53 pm
/news/19488 Electrical failure cuts power to all of Argentina and Uruguay
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48652686

A massive electrical failure has left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power, according to a major Argentine electricity provider.

Reports said the power cut had also affected parts of Brazil and Paraguay.

Argentine media said the power cut occurred shortly after 07:00 (11:00 BST), causing trains to be halted and failures with traffic signalling.

It came as people in parts of Argentina were preparing to go to the polls for local elections.

"A massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power," electricity supplier company Edesur said in a tweet.

The country's energy secretary, Gustavo Lopetegui, said the causes for the system failure had not yet been determined. He said power was being restored to some parts of the country, but added that the process could take several hours.
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>> No. 19498 Anonymous
17th June 2019
Monday 3:29 pm
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Well normally you don't hear about it because of cold and hot redundancy. "Hot" redundancy means that several power stations run parallel and one can take most of the power load of the other if it shuts down without most people noticing. "Cold" redundancy means that other power stations or reactors can be switched onto the grid momentarily if there is a fault or failure at another point of the grid. So ideally, there is never really a power outage as such, or at least you don't notice it during the few milliseconds that your light bulb at home doesn't have power.

Safety shutdowns are a different problem. Parts of the grid can shut down if a catastrophic fault in one element of the grid is detected that makes it necessary that other parts of it shut down as well to prevent damage. It's one angle of attack to shut down an entire power grid that way. Or alternatively, you can take control of all power stations and shut them down in a controlled fashion. The latter should be a bit more difficult though, because there's naturally a difference between hacking one power station and hacking all of them.
>> No. 19499 Anonymous
18th June 2019
Tuesday 1:46 am
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Is there anything promising going on in the British nuclear industry at the moment?
>> No. 19500 Anonymous
18th June 2019
Tuesday 2:05 am
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Not really, no. There are a couple of half-interesting research projects, but development of new power plants is stalled because of Brexit - the whole nuclear sector is fucked if we drop out of Euratom.
>> No. 19501 Anonymous
18th June 2019
Tuesday 4:18 am
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But that's not going to happen because we're going to get a great deal because we're going to make the European Commission give us one, even though their negotiation team has been officially disbanded, and the Commission will be dissolved until November so there'll be nobody to negotiate with, but we're British so we can do this and anyone that says we can't is an unpatriotic traitor who's just talking the country down.
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>> No. 63489 Anonymous
18th June 2019
Tuesday 10:51 pm
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The thought of Jeremy Hunt going around the country and personally executing every single pensioner has given me a workable semi.
>> No. 63497 Billbob
19th June 2019
Wednesday 12:35 am
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If this is a dog whistle to prepare for the cull. I am totally on board.

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>> No. 63480 Samefag
18th June 2019
Tuesday 11:40 am
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>> No. 63482 YubYub
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Tuesday 5:06 pm
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u wot m8
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>> No. 63492 Samefag
18th June 2019
Tuesday 11:16 pm
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She's so my type though.

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