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>> No. 448620 Anonymous
29th December 2021
Wednesday 10:38 pm
/b/448620 Am I right ladm7s
What is mine, is mine. If I give up luxuries in the short term to gain luxuries in the long term e.g. saving for a 3k mountain bike, as opposed to the thief who takes it because of 'the system'.

Nobody has the right to infringe freedom of opinion and speech - 'Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.'

People shouldn't be judged on their levels of melanin, disabilaty, ability or mental individuality. People should be allowed to progress beyond 'does my cock look good in a dress can I be Chief Inspector' see: Dick of The Yard.

Everyone has the right to a free market. People should be free to sell a product without taxation. Without slavery, no human should submit to slavery or chattel apropos Africa - ever since the Portuguese landed in the Congo, the Chinese communists are now enforcing slavery beyond any socialist 'worker' manifesto.

Q u r an 4:34 explicitly advocates violence against your wife for disobedience. The same violence should be allowed upon people that belive this, like in prisons - anyone that rapes women or children should be held in a pit and suffer their comuppance. Everyone should be allowed to wear clothing they feel comfortable in, beyond religious or government uniform.

Elon Musk has paid 11 billion in taxes, created an environment friendly vehicle (China holding the Lithium battery market though), developed above earth internet which makes fibre optics and 5g look archaic. This isn't something that would have happened under North Korean socialism.
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>> No. 448638 Anonymous
30th December 2021
Thursday 8:52 am
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I'm not, and even if I was, I have to pay tax on "unrealised" gains over my 20-whatever grand ISA limit, an amount he makes in literally seconds. I'm incalculably poorer than him, yet pay 45% more tax.
>> No. 448639 Anonymous
30th December 2021
Thursday 9:49 am
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The ISA limit is what you can pay in per tax year, not the overall amount you can hold in them. If you're getting to get into this sort of discussion it helps if you know the absolute basics.
>> No. 448641 Anonymous
30th December 2021
Thursday 4:26 pm
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What part of my post made you think I had got this wrong? Tax is also paid yearly, you know.
>> No. 448655 Anonymous
31st December 2021
Friday 9:44 am
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He is saying that you can contribute at most £20k a year and you pay no tax on any gains from that money (whether it is realised or unrealised). If you put £20k into your S&S ISA right now, it went to a million and you sold, you'd pay no tax.


>They're not really "unrealised" if he's turning them into money.

Yes, they are not unrealised if he is realising them. However, they are unrealised and you are including them.
>> No. 448702 Anonymous
31st December 2021
Friday 11:21 pm
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>Yes, they are not unrealised if he is realising them. However, they are unrealised and you are including them.
Like I said, they're included because, as pointed out, he is, in fact, converting those gains into money. You can argue until the cows come home about whether that amounts to technically realising them, but the simple fact of the matter is that he has gains and is generating cash off the back of them.


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

I thought I'd share my outrageous good fortune with you in the hope that my good luck rubs off on you. If it does, let me know.
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>> No. 445106 Anonymous
20th July 2021
Tuesday 7:01 pm
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OP here again. There were 11 mozzarella sticks in my supposed pack of 12 today. Aldi always seems to fuck me over now and then.
>> No. 445107 Anonymous
20th July 2021
Tuesday 7:46 pm
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The grape rule is silly because if the kid's taken out by a grape it's called "natural selection". However, refined sugar is basically complete dogshit-poison and you should do everything possible to avoid it and especially avoid giving it to kids.

Though I'd like to know how, besides pinching some, they're figuring out which homemade snacks have too much sugar. I think they're just pinching some though, aren't they?

This makes me think you're the only man in the country buying these things.
>> No. 445108 Anonymous
20th July 2021
Tuesday 9:09 pm
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Gotta have something like mozzarella sticks or garlic bread with your pasta.
>> No. 445876 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 6:38 pm
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Today's pack of mozzarella sticks contained 13. Let the good times roll.
>> No. 448673 Anonymous
31st December 2021
Friday 6:49 pm
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McDonald's missed a large fries off, so they re-did the entire order plus the fries they missed first time round. I am stuffed.


>> No. 66920 Billbob
12th October 2020
Monday 9:55 am
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Do you even respect the war if you're not wearing a poppy yet?
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>> No. 70169 Anonymous
31st December 2021
Friday 10:48 am
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Looks more like a "Broken Ireland" thing to me.
>> No. 70170 Ambulancelad
31st December 2021
Friday 1:09 pm
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These incidents are just as often false fleg operations as they are actual mongs. I just can't bring myself to care unless they actually catch the bastards who done it.
>> No. 70174 R4GE
31st December 2021
Friday 4:44 pm
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Take a can of your own and fix it up.
>> No. 70176 Moralfag
31st December 2021
Friday 4:53 pm
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That's not a bad idea, really.

R eally
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>> No. 70177 Paedofag
31st December 2021
Friday 5:46 pm
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Yeah, but we broke Ireland 100 years ago already.


>> No. 59246 YubYub
3rd January 2018
Wednesday 7:40 pm
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>A homeless man who stole a purse and a phone from victims of the Manchester Arena attack has admitted theft.

>Chris Parker, 33, was initially dubbed a hero after claiming he comforted a seriously injured girl. CCTV footage played to Manchester Crown Court showed him wandering between stricken victims. He kept returning to injured Pauline Healey, whose granddaughter lay dying nearby, before leaning over her and taking her handbag to steal her purse.

I don't get why bleeding heart do-gooders bleat on about the homeless. They're all scratters who are on the streets through choice, usually because they choose not to stay in a hostel as they know they wouldn't be allowed to do drugs there.
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>> No. 70153 Moralfag
30th December 2021
Thursday 6:48 pm
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They could sleep in the box?
>> No. 70154 YubYub
30th December 2021
Thursday 6:50 pm
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By the way, the only way to get a PO box for that little is to pay by direct debit.
>> No. 70155 Paedofag
30th December 2021
Thursday 6:50 pm
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How would they get a signal?
>> No. 70156 YubYub
30th December 2021
Thursday 9:25 pm
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I know this is /IQ/, but that's not what I said. I'm saying for some people there's genuinely more quality of life to living rough in a way they know than going through the pain of acclimatising to a normal life, and especially when "normal life" offers so few rewards to someone coming from that background.
>> No. 70157 Auntiefucker
30th December 2021
Thursday 9:44 pm
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They'll be reet once they realise blanket blank is back on the telly.


>> No. 17227 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:41 am
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I bought the worms bundle twice absent mindedly so here are the extra keys .gs

Superfrog HD
Worms Blast
Worms Crazy Golf
Worms Ultimate Mayhem
Worms Armageddon
Worms Pinball

One each, that means you bikethief and stickyfingerslad. is Batman GOTY editions and FEAR.
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>> No. 25382 Anonymous
24th December 2021
Friday 12:24 pm
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Prey?! Awesome.
>> No. 25383 Anonymous
24th December 2021
Friday 4:34 pm
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There's more than one game called Prey and I don't think they're connected at all. But I hope you get the Native American FPS from about 15 years ago, because that was amazing.
>> No. 25385 Anonymous
30th December 2021
Thursday 6:20 pm
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Today Epic is giving out the entire Tomb Raider reboot trilogy.
Not just the base games either, the definitive complete version of each.
>> No. 25386 Anonymous
30th December 2021
Thursday 6:26 pm
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Nah, it was the modern one that became really boring once you figured out that the whole gimmick was just Charlie Brooker's What If Your Brain But Computer?: The Game.
>> No. 25387 Anonymous
30th December 2021
Thursday 7:50 pm
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"Call of Juarez: Gunslinger" was super fun, but it joins "WH40K: Spcemarine" in the list of games which are really badly supported on modern hardware so it's a crapshoot if it'll work on your machine.


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>> No. 42514 Anonymous
25th December 2021
Saturday 7:49 pm
/x/42514 Missmikkaa
Lads, I heart her.
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>> No. 42520 Anonymous
26th December 2021
Sunday 12:09 am
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We're all rooting for you. Try not to push yourself to do everything at once, one step a day is often enough.

Just remember that women are a huge pain in the arse.
>> No. 42521 Anonymous
26th December 2021
Sunday 4:03 pm
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Merry belated to you too, Pegginglad.
>> No. 42522 Anonymous
29th December 2021
Wednesday 9:34 pm
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>> No. 42523 Anonymous
30th December 2021
Thursday 4:43 pm
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I'm still mystified as to which one is which.
>> No. 42524 Anonymous
30th December 2021
Thursday 6:12 pm
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The dark-haired one is the streamer, I think, since she appears in the video if you click the OP link.


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

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

And parents whose children now protest every Friday or so are now engaging in pissing matches on twitter and Instagram to show off which one of their kids gets the most involved. As one commenter said, nothing good has ever come of a youth protest movement that was applauded by parents.
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>> No. 448571 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 11:09 am
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I'm all for energy efficiency, obviously, I'd like to see their workings though. There are millions of examples of waste on the internet, I just don't believe turning off HD video is relevant or useful.

I mean compare that, to how much data is transferred/wasted every time Call of Duty ships some 90Gb update.
>> No. 448572 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 12:42 pm
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If the info being communicated is really classified enough that you have to check you're not talking to a deepfake, I'm sure there are ways to check. Do a 360 turn on camera, wave your hands in front of your face, I dunno.
>> No. 448574 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 1:06 pm
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I was going to say they're probably not talking about classified stuff over zoom, but then I remembered it's the government.
>> No. 448632 Anonymous
30th December 2021
Thursday 12:17 am
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The gubment don't run Zoom
>> No. 448634 Anonymous
30th December 2021
Thursday 12:37 am
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I know?


>> No. 70109 Are Moaty
28th December 2021
Tuesday 4:10 am
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>> No. 70110 R4GE
28th December 2021
Tuesday 4:44 am
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Fakkin quality
>> No. 70118 Ambulancelad
29th December 2021
Wednesday 1:14 am
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Scousers really are the worst
>> No. 70131 Moralfag
29th December 2021
Wednesday 6:58 pm
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Literally the worst accent in the whole of the UK.


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>> No. 28060 Anonymous
28th December 2021
Tuesday 8:58 am
/g/28060 MP3 player + headphones
It's been a long, long time since I last did cardio and in the interim I lost my iPod Nano. I know phones seem to do everything these days but I'm a stubborn dinosaur who likes owning his data and I'm looking for a good MP3 player to use. Amazon is predictable full of dodgy-looking Chinese garbage but perhaps one of you good fellows has a recommendation.

I also need some decent noise-cancelling headphones, both for gym use and general commuting. I'm not a trenchant audiophile but they should have a good bass, and if possible I'd rather not shell out more than I have to for Bose or Beats (though I hear rumours the latter are crap anyway). Anyone else in my boat or similar?
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>> No. 28071 Anonymous
28th December 2021
Tuesday 7:48 pm
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No, they use liquid fuel.
>> No. 28072 Anonymous
28th December 2021
Tuesday 7:57 pm
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He means to plug his phone in.
>> No. 28073 Anonymous
28th December 2021
Tuesday 8:29 pm
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There is absolutely no reason to not use your phone and cheap Bluetooth earbuds.
>> No. 28074 Anonymous
29th December 2021
Wednesday 3:13 am
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This is pretty much the sort of thing I'm looking for. What kind of battery life does it have?


I've given several already in the thread, but if you want to add the 7 gazillion remotely exploitable bugs in the Android bluetooth stack to the list....

Very definite sage for infosec autism.
>> No. 28075 Anonymous
29th December 2021
Wednesday 1:57 pm
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Thanks, I'll check those out.

Agreed, I suppose I thought .gs was full of boomers like me who wouldn't care for using their phones. Which I can do, but like you said the bulkiness and battery life really aren't ideal. I liked MP3 players because they were tiny, lasted a long time and did a single thing very well. There was no real reason for that tech to change.

I'll take a look - it's not really snobbishness that's motivating my choices, I'm just wary of getting a dud. The quality of Chinese tech has undoubtedly improved in the last decade anyway. So I might give it a bash and report back.

Stop pretending to be me, ladchapm7.


>> No. 22518 Anonymous
9th November 2018
Friday 10:37 pm
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I guess this is the right board for it. Time for a boardgame thread?
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>> No. 23814 Anonymous
10th June 2020
Wednesday 2:57 pm
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Very fair. It's not quite got the same ring to it as 'quick game of chess?'
>> No. 23821 Anonymous
10th June 2020
Wednesday 8:12 pm
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One of the big problems for the game of Go in the west is that it's basically ungoogleable.
>> No. 23822 Anonymous
10th June 2020
Wednesday 8:21 pm
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>> No. 23898 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 1:05 pm
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Been playing Kingdomino, which is quite fun if you want a quick game that lasts about 10/15 minutes.
>> No. 25384 Anonymous
29th December 2021
Wednesday 12:48 pm
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What's a decent board game for young teenage children?

I'm buying someone one of the Quacks of Quedlinburg expansions as a present, which will be about £15 when most gaming sites have a minimum of £20 for free delivery, so I might as well look to buy an extra game now for my daughter's birthday in June rather than paying about a fiver for postage but I'm not sure what to go for.


>> No. 62741 R4GE
19th March 2019
Tuesday 3:21 pm
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Vorderman from the front.
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>> No. 70019 Ambulancelad
26th November 2021
Friday 9:54 am
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Jesus wept.
>> No. 70096 Paedofag
23rd December 2021
Thursday 11:24 pm
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Vorderman's baubles.
>> No. 70097 Crabkiller
23rd December 2021
Thursday 11:46 pm
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She so needs a boyfriend.
>> No. 70098 YubYub
24th December 2021
Friday 12:43 am
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I'm sure that could be arranged.
>> No. 70111 Moralfag
28th December 2021
Tuesday 4:47 am
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She has a fuckbuddy half her age apparently.


>> No. 69920 Moralfag
6th November 2021
Saturday 9:10 pm
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If you worked in a morgue do you think you'd ever do anything with the bodies?
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>> No. 70085 Samefag
15th December 2021
Wednesday 6:19 pm
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People play enough silly buggers with their children's names with or without urban legends.
>> No. 70099 Searchfag
27th December 2021
Monday 10:10 am
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I've remembered another one from working at Hull City Council. One of the workers told me that he'd gone to a job at one of the children's homes and came face to face with one of Jamie bugler's killers. Wonder if that one was bollocks too.
>> No. 70104 Moralfag
27th December 2021
Monday 3:44 pm
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Almost definitely yes. They are so hated by society that they live under assumed identities now. It is illegal to report on their new names or anything. One of them does keep getting arrested for shoplifting and things, but the other one seems to have reintegrated into society successfully. Whichever one your buddy met, I can't see how he would have known unless the guy told him, and if someone told me they killed Jamie Bulger, I would not necessarily believe them.
>> No. 70107 YubYub
27th December 2021
Monday 5:04 pm
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I'm sure one of them got nicked for child porn a few years back.
>> No. 70108 Paedofag
28th December 2021
Tuesday 2:31 am
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Except they beat around the bush a fair bit in the article and say he became "mentally fragile".


>> No. 70100 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 10:18 am
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The milky way is called the milky way because Zeus put Heracles on his wife's tit when she was sleeping. When she woke up she got mad to find a random child feeding on her breasts, pushed him off and angrily squirted tit milk at him.

We literally live in the "angry squirt of tit milk" galaxy.
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>> No. 70101 Samefag
27th December 2021
Monday 12:40 pm
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She doesn't look angry.
>> No. 70102 Billbob
27th December 2021
Monday 1:05 pm
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How could you get angry at a baby like that?
>> No. 70103 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 3:41 pm
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I think I'd get pretty miffed by a strange baby draining my boobs.
>> No. 70105 Are Moaty
27th December 2021
Monday 4:29 pm
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Does this mean that Milky Ways taste like tit-milk?
>> No. 70106 R4GE
27th December 2021
Monday 5:01 pm
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Depends whether you get British or American milky ways.

I would say that a milky way is probably the chocolate bar that tastes most like breast milk.


>> 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. 7148 Anonymous
8th July 2020
Wednesday 1:05 pm
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I'm still punishing myself by trying to finish the Keys to the Kingdom series. Currently in the middle of having stopped reading Sir Thursday about six months ago.
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8th July 2020
Wednesday 3:33 pm
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He's read the first four Old Kingdom books this week so far, plus a fair chunk of the Nome trilogy. I picked up Mister Monday in a second-hand bookshop a few years back and now he's suddenly into Garth Nix again he's asking for all of the Keys to the Kingdom books.
>> No. 7349 Anonymous
25th October 2021
Monday 10:57 pm
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He's not reading as much as he used to but he's just finished the Mistborn trilogy, which he's rated 7/10.
>> No. 7350 Anonymous
26th October 2021
Tuesday 3:46 am
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It's a good intro to Mr Sanderson's writing style and 7/10 hits the nail on its head. Mr Sanderson is consistent and prolific if nothing else and has written other books in the same style or even the same universe. Maybe stay clear of the Wax & Wayne books, they depart from fantasy and instead move into something between noir and slapstick in a Mistborn Spaghetti Western trope style.

May I recommend Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy? I enjoyed both author's work immensly, yet Robin Hobb's style is more focussed on how characters interact, while Sanderson is more about how the world works. Maybe supply Assassins Apprentice and see.

Either way, good job on you and your lad, good stories deserve to be told.
>> No. 7365 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 4:00 pm
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Quick festive laddo update.

>Laddo didn't wake up until about 3:15 this afternoon. Bought him a few Garth Nix books to keep him going and evidently he decided to read a couple of them last night/into the early hours of the morning.

He got Terciel and Elinor by Nix for Christmas. He didn't wake up until early afternoon today because he was up until the small hours reading the entire thing.


>> No. 447669 Anonymous
10th November 2021
Wednesday 6:50 pm
/b/447669 15 year old was 'cut up and mixed into kebabs
>Mum's anguish 15 years after her daughter was 'cut up and mixed into kebabs by grooming gang'
>Charlene Downes' mother has written a powerful book to warn parents about grooming gangs

Anyone here know exactly where these kebabs were sold?
I'd hate to think that any of us ended up eating it, but that might be the case.
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>> No. 447975 Anonymous
19th November 2021
Friday 6:28 pm
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Alright, lad, no need to kinkshame.
>> No. 447977 Anonymous
20th November 2021
Saturday 1:12 am
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Every time I see this thread I think the OP image is am angry bird attacking the camera, feet first.
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27th November 2021
Saturday 6:34 pm
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What, Japanese people?
>> No. 448568 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 5:19 am
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27th December 2021
Monday 10:37 am
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>> No. 5982 Anonymous
26th December 2021
Sunday 12:34 am
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Is anyone able to recommend a good beginner programme involving bodyweight exercises? I'd like to start from the couch and get into shape for my health over a period of about 6 week where once I've made some progress I feel confident to join a gym.

There's a few infographics being shown online but they all seem to hinge on doing the same exercises every day with no progression. That seems wrong to me.
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>> No. 5998 Anonymous
26th December 2021
Sunday 9:55 pm
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Fair enough. There are many ways to skin a cat, and calisthenics will certainly get you on your way. You might also consider buying some basic home equipment to get a feel for many of the exercises... if that's even possible, anymore. A great way to progress to a pullup is to buy a doorframe IronGym bar or one of the equally serviceable knockoffs, and combine it with a resistance band tied around the middle to keep your feet in. A strong band can take away a good amount of your bodyweight, 20kg or so, making the exercise easier.

Most gym exercises are similarly scaleable, and while it is a bit shit to have to start out with the empty barbell, everyone starts somewhere. It's can also be quite surprising how strength from bodyweight exercises doesn't necessarily carry over as well as you'd think. It's funny how many 100kg+ bench pressers get gassed out doing a set of 20 pushups.

But yeah, there's no harm in committing to a good bodyweight exercise programme until you're feeling a somewhat fitter and the gyms clear out a bit in March-April. The best way to get good at gym stuff, though, is to go to the gym. Finding one you like that's convenient to attend is half the battle.
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26th December 2021
Sunday 10:00 pm
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>Finding one you like that's convenient to attend is half the battle.

I think this is the absolute key point when choosing a gym - it needs to be near your home, or in the old days, your work - ideally a place you pass-by every day. If it's difficult to get to, or in a weird place, you're just going to waste your money.
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27th December 2021
Monday 2:25 am
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>I see it as a bit of a waste to have a gym membership when I can get the same impact from home workouts

I would say fair enough, were it true in all practicality.
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27th December 2021
Monday 10:34 am
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So I started this year obese with all the gyms shut, am now in the best shape of my life- started calisthenics in March and then got into the gym when it reopened. My advice is that calisthenics can be really good, but you need to know exactly what you're doing for it to be worthwhile, so I would recommend a PT, that's what I did. Not cheap of course but very worth it to set your foundation in the first few months. If you're starting from fatmode it can be quite difficult to push yourself hard enough to make progress with calisthenics.

Also, it is not a substitute for lifting weights. Calisthenics are very useful and still a core part of my routine for some things but they cannot do for your body what big fuckoff heavy metal can.
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27th December 2021
Monday 10:36 am
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I probably missed the most useful thing I wanted to say whoops.

Get a TRX/suspension trainer and some resistance bands, these are the key to progression. For stuff like press-ups, pull-ups etc, it's about starting with support (eg a band under your feet, starting at a more forgiving angle than the floor for pressups) and gradually removing that support as you get stronger. For example I started with pressups at around a 80 degree angle against a wall or but of furniture and now do them on the floor.


>> No. 4996 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 10:42 pm
/fat/4996 Quitting Smoking
I'm going to attempt to quit smoking and was wondering if any of you had tips or experiences to share? We did have a thread a few years back but it seems to have disappeared from the catalogue, though from what I remember Allen Carr's book was highly recommended.

My stats if they help put things into context:
7 a day on weekdays, 4 on weekends. 9 years of smoking.

The discrepancy on the weekdays is that I have a work routine of smoking during my breaks. There's a question there of what I'm supposed to do if I'm not smoking.
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>> No. 5979 Anonymous
24th December 2021
Friday 10:59 pm
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> Anyway.

I agree with you and am much of the same person. I'm gonna die from something, I'm pretty healthy in most other ways, and like you said, I fucking ENJOY nictoine. An early morning fag, with a strong coffee, the whores breakfast, is one of the best things in the world.
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24th December 2021
Friday 11:31 pm
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Maybe my mouth or brain is broken, but I've never habitually smoked cigarettes, yet I smoke cigars relatively often but also infrequently, and I enjoy the taste very much.
>> No. 5981 Anonymous
25th December 2021
Saturday 12:35 am
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I had 2 more cigars and they weren't bad. I have 2 left and and I'm starting to regret this whole thing as the monster in my head comes out.

Still, I'm far too tight to ever start up again. I know how much I save now and how much better my life is with that £200-odd a month in my pocket. If I don't then Purps can find me and you can all come kick the shit out of me.

Its great that you can hop in and out but I used to tell myself stuff like this and you know it's bollocks. Learn new coping mechanisms like wanking or drawing.
>> No. 5996 Anonymous
26th December 2021
Sunday 7:35 pm
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You hear of people getting lung cancer having never smoked at all though - that must be fucking heartbreaking.
>> No. 5997 Anonymous
26th December 2021
Sunday 8:04 pm
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i quit years ago using nicotine gum, i just chewed it all day long for about a month until all the nicotine was out my system and the cravings were gone, it was pretty easy


>> No. 5883 Anonymous
6th April 2011
Wednesday 5:52 pm
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Why do a lot of people seem to rave about Nando's?

My friends think I'm a freak because I very rarely eat Subway or Nando's; as far I can tell it's just, not especially good quality, grilled chicken that has been marinated in peri-peri sauce. Am I missing something here?
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>> No. 14877 Anonymous
22nd December 2021
Wednesday 10:27 pm
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They seem to have leaned a bit too non-traditional for my liking, nachos seem like a red flag, but I will certainly have a go - if the setup is that you order, then park in a bay and wait for your order to be cooked on demand then they are onto something. If they're trying to McDonald's it they can get fucked.
>> No. 14878 Anonymous
22nd December 2021
Wednesday 10:48 pm
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I don't trust chippies that sell non-tradtional and/or non-seafood stuff. I like the fancier chippies that sell shell fish, and a battered sausage is a staple; but the ones that do nachos or kebabs or pizzas or curry, never good.
>> No. 14879 Anonymous
23rd December 2021
Thursday 8:31 pm
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Right with you. The only encouraging thing on that menu is they charge 25p more for mushy peas than gravy/curry sauce; I'm expecting something good there.
>> No. 14881 Anonymous
25th December 2021
Saturday 9:54 am
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The Empire in Outwood has had a drive through for years.
>> No. 14882 Anonymous
25th December 2021
Saturday 10:00 am
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And it's been shut for "refurbishment" for at least the last four.


>> No. 25884 Anonymous
25th April 2017
Tuesday 11:09 am
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I'm in the market for a laptop, but I'm not sure if I can get away with meeting all my criteria.

- It'll be purely for business, the most demanding thing it will be opening is numerous Chrome tabs.
- It needs to run Windows software, with MS Office.
- I want it to be lightweight and no bigger than an A4 pad.

Is there any chance of me getting this for around £200?

I've been seeing refurbished X series Thinkpads from as little as £100, but maybe this is dodgy?

Do you lads know of something better?
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>> No. 28055 Anonymous
24th December 2021
Friday 4:37 pm
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What about the parts? I've been planning to build my own PC out of fancy new pieces for several years now; my current one is 11 1/2 years old but it runs just fine. If this is a time when I can be confident I'll be at home to receive a fat new case and motherboard and other bits that won't fit through the letterbox, perhaps I might finally take the plunge.
>> No. 28056 Anonymous
24th December 2021
Friday 5:58 pm
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Everything I've heard about PC parts at the moment is that crypto and chip shortages have rendered a lot of things way more expensive than they should be.
>> No. 28057 Anonymous
24th December 2021
Friday 6:44 pm
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A lot of PC parts are cheap at the moment - I bought one of my kids an i5 processor for hardly any money compared to the RRP. But graphics cards are absolutely fucking mental. You'll pay 400 quid for a card that would have cost 100 pounds a year back - I don't know what to do about that other than wait. 3090 cards are over two grand now, which is just a mental amount of money to pay.
>> No. 28058 Anonymous
24th December 2021
Friday 11:01 pm
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That's wonderful; that's exactly what I wanted to hear. Thank you very much. Now I just need to wait till Monday for those parts to drop even further in price, and soon I'll be tearing around with my brand new 64GB RAM, 12-core CPU, and 3dfx Voodoo 2 graphics card.
>> No. 28059 Anonymous
25th December 2021
Saturday 1:06 am
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Those fuckers are expensive nowadays m8


>> No. 448486 Anonymous
23rd December 2021
Thursday 8:26 pm
/b/448486 I love you two
Both of you are my favourite people in the whole world. I've had a little moment today where I thought of and really appreciate you. This is never my favourite time of year, as you know, but I just wanted to take the time to say. Thank you.

Spread some love.

Obviously this is all a front because I forgot to buy you a present, but the sentiment stands
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>> No. 448495 Anonymous
23rd December 2021
Thursday 10:52 pm
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Step to the rythm made out of brown paper. Brown paper wrapping is the best rapping.

>> No. 448497 Anonymous
23rd December 2021
Thursday 11:51 pm
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Yes, absolutely. Love you.
>> No. 448498 Anonymous
23rd December 2021
Thursday 11:57 pm
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>> No. 448508 Anonymous
24th December 2021
Friday 3:27 pm
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Is this going to turn into a cyber threeway, because I've got quite the stonk on today and the missus is off visiting her mum and dad.

Not that she would want to fuck anyway, ungrateful cow. I got her a warmie shaped like a frog, and she's probably not even going to suck my knob to say thanks.

I can already tell I'm going to have a row tomorrow. But you lads will still love me. Right?
>> No. 448510 Anonymous
24th December 2021
Friday 3:39 pm
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Don't worry, we'll both be here waiting for you.


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