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>> No. 11069 Anonymous
13th July 2018
Friday 7:22 pm
/beat/11069 Hip hop head thread

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>> No. 11509 Anonymous
14th January 2019
Monday 1:30 pm
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>> No. 11540 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 2:00 am
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>> No. 11548 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 6:17 pm
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>> No. 11581 Anonymous
8th February 2019
Friday 8:55 pm
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>> No. 11607 Anonymous
25th February 2019
Monday 12:33 am
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>> No. 8707 Anonymous
27th October 2014
Monday 6:03 pm
/beat/8707 Cover songs
The Pet Shop Boys' Always On My Mind has been voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote.

The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972.

Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt came in second place, followed by The Stranglers' version of Dionne Warwick's Walk On By. Jimi Hendrix's take on Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower came fourth. Jeff Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's classic Hallelujah completed the top five.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29791820

Not keen on that version of Walk On By but I like the rest. I reckon I'd have to have a good think about my favourite covers and I'm sure I'd still forget some.
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>> No. 11585 Anonymous
11th February 2019
Monday 7:28 am
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An old favourite from the days of mislabeled songs on Kazaa and Limewire.


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>> No. 11599 Anonymous
13th February 2019
Wednesday 7:32 pm
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>> No. 11604 Anonymous
22nd February 2019
Friday 7:07 pm
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>> No. 11605 Anonymous
22nd February 2019
Friday 7:18 pm
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>> No. 11606 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 11:54 pm
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This girl's voice.

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>> No. 2890 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 5:12 pm
/boo/2890 Please explain what the fuck is going on here boo-lads
Mr Danczuk described the warning that came after a vote in the House of Commons on Monday night when a senior Conservative MP “stepped out of the shadows” to confront him.

He said: “I’d never spoken to him before my life but he blocked my way and ushered me to one side.

“He warned me to think very carefully about what I was going to say the next day before the Home Affairs Select Committee when I’d be answering questions on child abuse.

“’I hear you’re about to challenge Lord Brittan about when he knew about child sex abuse,’ he said. ‘It wouldn’t be a wise move', he advised me. 'It was all put to bed a long time ago.’ He warned me I could even be responsible for his death.

“We looked at each other in silence for a second. I knew straight away he wasn’t telling me this out of concern or the man’s welfare. There was no compassion in his voice.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he added: “As politicians made their way out of Westminster, I had no doubt that other conversations like this were taking place.

“Indeed this was confirmed when I spoke to other members of the Select Committee the next day. They’d been paid similar visits. Phone calls had been made.”

- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10949366/Simon-Danczuk-I-was-warned-not-to-challenge-Leon-Brittan-over-paedophile-dossier.html
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>> No. 4726 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 10:31 am
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They are going to railroad this poor man for having the courage to try and stop them.
>> No. 4727 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 3:04 am
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One of Britain’s top spy chiefs quit after it emerged that he helped a paedophile Catholic priest avoid jail, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Prime Minister Theresa May was last night accused of a cover-up over the scandal as she knew of GCHQ director Robert Hannigan’s connection to the child sex offender when he stood down in 2017. At the time, Mr Hannigan had cited ‘family reasons’, with this crucial link kept secret.

The high-flying civil servant, who was lauded for his role in striking peace in Northern Ireland, stunned Whitehall with his exit after just two years in charge of GCHQ.

This newspaper has learned he stepped down after the National Crime Agency discovered that he helped a close family friend avoid a custodial sentence for possessing 174 child pornography images After Mr Hannigan provided a character reference for Father Edmund Higgins at his 2013 trial, the priest’s eight-month sentence was suspended. The judge said Higgins had ‘struggled with his sexuality’. But Higgins went on to reoffend, and during an NCA probe his links to Mr Hannigan were discovered and No 10 was alerted.

The powerful mandarin gave the reference ‘in good faith’ a year before his appointment as director of the 5,000-strong Government Communications Headquarters, the notoriously secretive eavesdropping agency. After his conviction, Edmund Higgins, who had served at St Elizabeth’s Church in Richmond, South-West London, was defrocked and changed his name to Edmund Black.

With the Prime Minister’s blessing, he was allowed to resign on January 23, 2017, citing family commitments. Anonymous briefings were given to the media that he would be caring for sick relatives. That same year, Mrs May said: ‘The sunlight of transparency acts… as an important check and balance, and helps ensure the highest standards of public life among senior Government representatives.’

Last night Mr Hannigan, who began to train as a priest before joining the civil service, confirmed that Higgins had been a family friend for two decades. But he admitted his ‘judgment was completely wrong’ in providing the character reference. After his conviction, Higgins, who had served at St Elizabeth’s Church in Richmond, South-West London, was defrocked and changed his name to Edmund Black, but continued to offend.

The Mail on Sunday has learned that No 10 was alerted in early 2017 that the NCA was investigating Higgins as part of a major probe into online chatrooms that hosted abuse of babies. His connection to Mr Hannigan was highlighted to figures at the very top of Government, including the Prime Minister.

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>> No. 4728 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 10:07 am
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>>4727
This was the first thing I read after waking up and I consistently misread it as "spy chef" which was confusing.
>online chatrooms that hosted abuse of babies
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>> No. 4729 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 6:05 pm
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>>4727
It's an incredible story, proper /boo/ shit. WTF would anyone take the risk of appearing / writing a character reference for someone accused of kiddie-fiddling.

Exceptionally poor judgement - which is not what you want in the head of GCHQ, so entirely right that he had to go.
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24th February 2019
Sunday 7:56 pm
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>> No. 6881 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 7:04 pm
/lit/6881 Why is British literature so shit?
Dickens literally sucks dick.
Why haven't we had a smash hit since good ol' Willy Shakespeare?
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>> No. 6911 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 8:22 am
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The Quiet American is a very good film. It's based on a work by Graham Greene, who, incidentally, is a superb British novelist.
>> No. 6912 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 3:25 pm
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>>6911
I've only read his Our Man in Havana. Midly amusing and just had some bits I could relate to.
>> No. 6913 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 5:26 pm
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>>6912

The Travels With My Aunt film was decent. I have the book but didn't get around to it yet.
>> No. 6914 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 6:53 pm
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Fair points.
>> No. 6959 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 6:11 pm
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Dickens isn't a great example of prime British literature. IIRC, Orwell said that he (Dickens) was out of touch with real life because he'd done nothing but write for a living. So he needed to fill pages with melodrama and conversation in lieu of description, which is what I, and probably plenty of others, dislike about him.

I personally will look at a book by a British author before anything else. Not that there aren't plenty of stinkers out there, but other writers don't ever reach the same level of proficiency with their language. I'd even argue that they exceed the best writers in non-English languages, although of course I'm biased.

>Why haven't we had a smash hit since good ol' Willy Shakespeare?

That would be Harry Potter, whether you want to admit it or not.

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>> 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 https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=sMmGPe2yUKPMm3HC
Worms Blast https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=DRYGuGM38VdnxfuF
Worms Crazy Golf https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=eYEPWANxqsCnqkfY
Worms Ultimate Mayhem https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=xbqFPzD2SDRXmNSz
Worms Armageddon https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=U7TeH7v3r64aWT74
Worms Pinball https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=B73d2Xh85TTbdGyE

One each, that means you bikethief and stickyfingerslad.

https://www.humblebundle.com/ is Batman GOTY editions and FEAR.
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>> No. 22734 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 10:17 am
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This point and click adventure is free on epic games right now

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/thimbleweed-park/home
>> No. 22735 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 1:58 pm
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There are many different clients which have free game incentives. If I didn't know better, I would be inclined towards the assumption that you want people to download the launcher and the free game is irrelevant.
>> No. 22736 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 2:20 pm
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Not at all. People have shared games here which I have enjoyed in the past so I thought I'd contribute. I saw this on efreebies and I thought some people might like it. I'm not the same lad who mentioned it earlier.
>> No. 22737 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 2:20 pm
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You reckon anyone is doing to bother directly marketing to the three of us?
>> No. 22738 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 2:33 pm
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Fortnite must really be getting worried by Apex Legends if they're marketing directly to us.

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>> No. 7464 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 3:15 am
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I've come to seek some very serious financial advice. I'm in my mid thirties but I've never borrowed a penny from an official institution. I'm not quite a pikey but I'm not that far removed if I'm being honest. I've grown up in a culture of working for cash and buying things for cash. Debt is a dirty word in my family and I've always lived within my means.

I've been quite frugal over the years and have managed to put together about 90k in savings. My employment history is sketchy at best and although I've been working since I left school, there are some serious gaps in the official records when it comes to my income.

For the past six months I've been self employed with about 80k a year coming in. All declared and above board.

I've always assumed that I couldn't get a mortgage and I'm still doubtful but I thought it might be worth asking some strangers whether I'm right.

My current overheads are pretty low and at a push I can save a good few grand a month after tax and rent etc. That means I could potentially have a lot more in the bank in the near future.

I desperately want to own a house and I know I could buy something tiny in a shit place with the money I have but I've recently been wondering what I could get if a bank would lend me a big chunk. I don't want anything fancy but it would be nice to have some space in a nice area.

As I said I know nothing about debt so my main questions are do I have any chance of getting a mortgage with only 6 months of official financial stability (and no credit history), and if so, how much would they lend me with 90ish as a deposit?


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>> No. 7465 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 3:18 am
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Go and see a mortgage broker.
>> No. 7466 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 8:41 am
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You can normally borrow about 4.5x of your salary on top of your deposit. You'll probably need a longer history of income, especially if self-employed. That could take a year or two.

It might be worth getting a credit card and spending a bit each month, making sure it's paid off in full to avoid interest. It's an easy way to demonstrate that you manage money well. Having no evidence of debt management can be a negative thing, I suppose the logic is 'if we can't see you managing small debts, we're unsure about your personality with larger debts'.

I often check both moneysavingexpert and r/ukpersonalfinance because they'll have a lot of info on this sort of thing.
>> No. 7467 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 9:45 am
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>>7466
Seconded for r/ukpersonalfinance , there's some absolutely stellar advice given there on this sort of thing.
>> No. 7468 Anonymous
24th February 2019
Sunday 10:32 am
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Okay - a mortgage broker will definitely help as they will have actual offers from lenders. I can recommend Charles Cameron.

There are three variables to a mortgage - how much you earn (£80k), how much deposit you have (£90k) and how affordable your monthly payments are going to be. On the downside, you're self-employed, which means you have to do a little bit more proving you can still earn that much in the future. Your £90k deposit is a very good upside though. You can generally borrow between 3x and 5x your earnings depending on how dependable they are and the lender/offer.

On the affordability side, the general rule of thumb is you should be spending no more than 28% of your monthly income after tax is paid, which for you is about 1200 quid per month. The last variable is how many years you are taking the mortgage for, this varies between 10 and 30 years. Based on all that I would think you could be getting a mortgage of about £250k which added to your deposit means you can buy a property of £300k-ish.

You should get a mortgage that allows you to overpay - if you're as good a saver as you say, this means that you can overpay it every month, which dramatically shortens the term. There are mortgages (offset mortgages) that also allow you to keep your savings and balance the mortgage against it - again, a broker will help here as they can get actual offers to talk about.

When you speak to a broker, and they talk to lenders, you'll have to do some extra work because of being self-employed and the fact that rules have tightened up around affordability recently, but you have a good deposit and that really helps.

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>> No. 28149 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 10:45 pm
/emo/28149 Help from experienced people
Guys, what do you do if you're in a relationship where you feel like the main reason for being there is compassion rather than it actually being fulfilling? I love my girlfriend, but I also feel like I'm the only person in her life (I'm not really exaggerating). Sometimes I feel like for what we've been through together, good and bad, we have something great and special. But we don't have a great sex life to be honest (I could go in to this a lot), and generally feel 'out of sync' a lot of the time in a way that makes things difficult for us. I also feel like I can't talk about how I really feel about things with her, and that I 'act' a lot around her just to get by. She has also had a very complex life in many ways. I know this sounds very smug and patronising, but knowing how she gets by with life, I get a terrible feeling if I think about how her life would go without me, and this makes me want to stick with her even if I'm not happy with how things are between us. She is good in lots of ways and never tries to guilt me about what I've mentioned, and having read everything I've written the obvious answer seems to be to work on things, but I'd value a second opinion from someone impartial, often I get the feeling I'm compromising my life for this.
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>> No. 28161 Anonymous
22nd February 2019
Friday 3:37 am
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>>28149

It may not be all that useful, but as it's all I have, I'll share my own personal experience with you.

In a situation much like yours, I continued my relationship with my wife long after I knew that, for me, the relationship was over. I like to pretend it's somewhere in my top three regrets, but really I know that it's right up there at number one.

I didn't finish things with her because I didn't want to break her heart or, as pitiful as it sounds, to be the "bad guy" in the story. This because there was no real reason for ending things other than the horrible, inconvenient, fact that I'd met someone who I liked a lot more.

Four years later I finally pulled the plug and we've been living separately for about a year now. I've met someone new but it's not really even in the same ball park as that girl I knew all those years ago. We still email back and forth every now and then and joke "maybe when we're old and stable we'll finally get together" and to be honest it breaks my heart all over again.

"A time for everything, and everything in its own time."

Sage for nothing very much of value at all.
>> No. 28177 Anonymous
23rd February 2019
Saturday 12:21 am
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>It might be helpful to think about this in terms of where you'll both be in 5 or 10 years or so.

This is a pretty good metric for working out how you feel about someone deep down. Does the thought of staying in this situation in 5 years time fill you with a sense of dread? Or can you actually entertain the idea of things getting better and feeling satisfied? It sounds like even if the second is true, you probably won't get there without communicating these things to her at some point. You shouldn't feel beholden to someone's ability to take care of themselves, as others have said you need to draw a line somewhere between being a crutch for someone and being in a mutual partnership. What may or may not happen to her without you, or even what she does with her life with you, is largely her responsibility. It might help you to try and paint a picture in your mind of what would be a fulfilling relationship for you, and see if you can pin down some specifics for yourself compared with the situation right now that you can then take to her. But yeah, you're not going to get anywhere fast without actually talking to her, mate. Good luck.
>> No. 28184 Anonymous
23rd February 2019
Saturday 12:50 pm
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>>28149

> I also feel like I can't talk about how I really feel about things with her, and that I 'act' a lot around her just to get by.


Unfortunately, this is a pretty straightforward and critical sign that the two of you aren't a good match and aren't meant for each other.

If this is a persistent thing, then the two of you are better off just breaking it off. You may think that it wouldn't be fair on her to just leave her to bumble about through life without you, but it also isn't fair on you to have to stick with her just because the thought of her being on her own worries you. You're supposed to be her boyfriend, not her social worker.

I'm also not sure that this is something that can really be worked out. You aren't just magically going to become soul mates just because you sit down and have a talk about all these things. You either are, or you aren't. And I've seen couples like you two stick together for many years, but in the end always coming back to the realisation that all this time, they were never able to talk to each other, which then made them feel like their relationship was a big waste of time looking back.

I had a relationship like that once, and right after we broke up, a friend actually asked me why I was sad to no longer be with somebody that I very obviously never had much to talk to about. I got angry at him at the time, but probably more because he had hit a nerve. And the revelation came a few months later when I met another lass, and we spent six hours nonstop, without interruption, just talking to each other in my car in a car park on our first date. And I remember going home that night just feeling dumbstruck that that kind of thing was possible. We didn't end up becoming an actual couple because despite our ability to keep a conversation going together for hours on end, we were just too different. But it was a revelation nonetheless, and it opened my eyes for the first time to the fact that if nobody else, your partner really should be the person you can talk to better than anybody else.
>> No. 28188 Anonymous
23rd February 2019
Saturday 7:46 pm
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>>28149

I could have very well written this post myself nine months ago.

Other lads have given some insightful advice, and I'm probably going to be clouded in judgement because of how much it feels like it hits home, but what I can tell you is that I got out of there and I'm completely glad that I did.

With distance and separation, it became clear to me that my sense of duty, care, and compassion towards a girl I perceived as naive and helpless were utterly misguided. She may have seemed defenceless and innocent but in reality she was perfectly capable of looking after herself- Better so than me, in fact, and I have to seriously question whether she was purposely exploiting and emotionally blackmailing me. I'm not saying it's the case for you, lad, but it's very easy not to realise when you are being manipulated; and the people who do that kind of thing to you will make it very difficult to judge with clarity.

What really made it apparent for me, is how she spent a couple of hours crying and begging me not to leave her- But after that, it was like a switch had flipped. She dropped the act and I saw I side of her I never imagined, a vengeful and nasty woman who I can only assume never really cared for me as a person, but merely for the status of being a "successful adult" in a relationship and had a flat together etc etc. She had no friends to speak of while we were together, but she didn't have any problem making new ones the moment I broke up with her. It was a revelation.

The most important part of this is, as another lad has said, you don't feel like you can talk to her. I was the same. When I look back on it it was crazy, sometimes I felt genuinely afraid to show my true feelings in case it started an argument, and that's a big indicator something is wrong. The times I did talk to her, nothing changed. If you can't open up to a person, and if that person dismisses it when you do, it simply cannot last.

Obviously I am assuming a lot from an imageboard post but I feel like you could do with hearing this kind of perspective.
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24th February 2019
Sunday 12:05 am
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>you don't feel like you can talk to her. I was the same. When I look back on it it was crazy, sometimes I felt genuinely afraid to show my true feelings in case it started an argument, and that's a big indicator something is wrong.

That is definitely not good. And it is often something that didn't just happen because a relationship took a wrong turn somewhere, something that you can just go back to and undo, but it's been that way from the beginning. Because quite often, when you first meet somebody, you know instinctively that you need to play a certain role in order for that person to really find you attractive and go out with you. And a relationship then unfolds on the false premise that you are a kind of person that you really aren't.

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

I'm back up to about a litre of whisky a day again. :(
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>> No. 8257 Anonymous
28th January 2019
Monday 6:20 pm
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>I'm going to try getting shitfaced tonight and hopefully get whatever shit is going on in my head out of my system.
I find it doesn't help do that at all, just puts it off until tomorrow night when you'll want to use it as an excuse to do the same thing again.
>> No. 8258 Anonymous
28th January 2019
Monday 6:20 pm
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Well done. You need a hobby, something which eequires focus. You’ll be alright.
>> No. 8259 Anonymous
23rd February 2019
Saturday 12:00 am
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Today I woke up at 2pm, dawdled for as long as I could, and went to get booze around 6ish. My attempts to force myself to be sensible have backfired as I bought a "small" amount of booze which is about to run out. The last offy within walking distance closes/stops serving booze at midnight but I won't be rushing out, I'll be suffering through the alkie's worst nightmare, a waking hangover. Because I deliberately sat here and fucked around typing this post when I realised I might just about have enough time to still rush there.

If I hadn't done this I would have bought maybe 6 cans of stella, 6 cans of desperados, probably a bottle of WKD because they've been on special offer for ages and they offer a great deal of sentimental value to me, plus a little bottle of some kind of cleanish tasting vodka that I could nip at my bedside between lapsing in and out of consciousness between now and Sunday morning by which time I'd be back at the off-licence looking for more. This would have cost me a lot of money that I probably need for bills and stuff but would happily spend on booze anyway.

Cheers.
>> No. 8260 Anonymous
23rd February 2019
Saturday 12:58 am
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12 cans between now and Sunday isn't much of a habit lad. Talk to your GP, get on naltrexone and get clean (if you want to). Naltrexone can take a habit down from 24 cans a day to 6 cans a day in under a week, even in a hardened alkie like me, you just need to want to stop. 6 cans is practically social drinking.
>> No. 8261 Anonymous
23rd February 2019
Saturday 1:58 pm
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I drink cans on Champions league nights almost exclusively these days and feel anxious about if 4 will do me till the footy ends, which does make his habit seem small fry, but he could be a she or just be alcohol intolerant.

On the topic of quitting though, I don't know how I manage to keep it just to 4 once a week as I used to have a 6 a night weekday habit and a two bottle of bourbon weekend one, but I do (for now) and motivation to stop is definitely the key. I didn't get a prescription to help me quit, I never asked for help actually, I just weaned myself down over the course of two years. I get anxious if I don't have alcohol in the house, but don't drink it unless there is football on. I don't know how I conditioned that aversion, but it's powerful.

Sage for rambling.

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>> No. 18108 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 2:03 pm
/news/18108 Clicking on terrorist propaganda even once could mean 15 years in prison
> Clicking on daft militant wog propaganda even once could mean 15 years in prison under new law

> Anyone who views daft militant wog propaganda once online can be jailed for up to 15 years under new laws that have sparked human rights concerns.

> MPs had urged the government to scrap plans to criminalise viewing “information useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”, which goes further than much-used laws that made physically collecting, downloading or disseminating the material illegal.

> A United Nations inspector accused the government of straying towards “thought crime” with the proposal, which originally stated that people would have to access propaganda “on three or more different occasions” to commit a terror offence.

> But the benchmark was removed from the draft law, meaning a single click is now illegal.

> Journalists, academic researchers or people who had “no reason to believe” they were accessing daft militant wog propaganda are exempt.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/daft militant wog-propaganda-website-online-prison-sentence-uk-isis-a8776226.html

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>> No. 18271 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 1:10 am
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Fair point - a lot of IoT stuff is complete dogshit in terms of security and maintainability.
>> No. 18272 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 2:23 am
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It's like they say, the "S" in IoT stands for "security".
>> No. 18283 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 12:47 pm
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I swear this seems to be general knowledge now and yet everybody is still buying all this crap.
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21st February 2019
Thursday 5:19 pm
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Because it's still convenient. My mum doesn't give a shit if the government listens to her, she's an old woman and just wants to be able to ask Alexa to play her music for her so she doesn't have to learn how Spotify works. Also in her words - "well they say my phone does the same thing don't they? What's the difference?" and she does sort of have a point, doesn't she? ECHELON is still a thing and even us paranoid nerds won't go as far as refusing to carry a GPS linked microphone in our pockets everywhere we go.
>> No. 18296 Anonymous
22nd February 2019
Friday 5:19 pm
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>>18245
Didn't someone get burnt once for ordering pressure cookers and something else?
All online purchases and cc transactions are most assuredly monitored by dozens of third parties anyway, for various reasons.

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>> No. 2487 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 8:21 pm
/uhu/2487 Securing a UPVC window
I have a UPVC window in my house, one of those ones where the top panel opens from the bottom and it opens towards the outside rather than inside. There's something wrong with the handle meaning it won't turn, which means the window can't be locked shut. Although it's only a small window, it's still a possible route for intruders to get in, so I want to find some way of securing it. Had someone come out to take a look at it, and apparently the locking mechanism is fucked and can't be repaired without getting a totally new window, which the landlord isn't prepared to pay for.

I was wondering if there were any security things I could buy and install myself to stop it being opened from the outside? I've looked at window restrictors but they seem to be more useful as a child safety mechanism than an anti-intruder mechanism.
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>> No. 2489 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 8:26 pm
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Here you go lad I think this will work.
https://www.screwfix.com/p/era-pvcu-locking-window-snaplock-white/9600t
>> No. 2490 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 8:33 pm
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or one of these if you really don't give a fuck.
https://www.screwfix.com/p/smith-locke-heavy-duty-hasp-staple-zinc-158mm/7353p
>> No. 2491 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 8:56 pm
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>>2489
That's perfect, thank you.

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>> No. 22292 Anonymous
17th February 2018
Saturday 11:27 pm
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>> No. 22293 Anonymous
19th February 2018
Monday 7:21 pm
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Nope. Nope. As soon as I heard his voice, I stopped the video. Not watching that.
>> No. 22294 Anonymous
19th February 2018
Monday 7:40 pm
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>>22293

Good for you, it is badly delivered meandering tedious crap.
>> No. 22295 Anonymous
20th February 2018
Tuesday 2:16 pm
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I thought it was a very well made review of an existential masterpiece of a game.
>> No. 22296 Anonymous
20th February 2018
Tuesday 3:42 pm
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I've watched a lot of Kim Justice videos in the past and they've always been very good, not seen that one mind.
>> No. 22731 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 7:49 pm
22731 Dave Perry
I'll just leave this here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i62K01nSla4

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>> No. 27047 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 6:46 pm
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Dear /g/,

I live about 25m beyond the range of my campus wifi network, and I'm looking for advice on extending this network. There's no line of sight between my building and the network zone. There's an L-bend, so it's been recommended that I buy two routers with directional antennas mounted side-by-side at the corner of the L-bend. Has anyone dealt with a a similar problem? What hardware did you buy, and would you recommend it in my case?

Thanks!
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>> No. 27048 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 7:34 pm
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>>27047
Ubiquiti make the best wireless gear around at the moment. It is cheap, the software is extremely high quality - so good that we use it at work, and I believe you could probably have a base station that extends your campus network.
>> No. 27049 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 8:48 pm
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If at all possible, I'd just ask the campus IT team to fix the signal blackspot.

Failing that, option one is to use a wifi repeater, which will connect to the campus network and create a new access point. I wouldn't particularly recommend this, because they tend to be quite flaky. It's also highly likely that the campus IT team will detect and remove your repeater for security reasons - unauthorised wifi access points are a major security issue.

The other option is to use a wifi adapter with a high-gain antenna. Alfa Networks sell a wide range of high-power wifi adapters and high-gain antennas, which are hugely popular among the long-range wifi crowd.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Network-AWUS036NHA-Adapter-150-Mbps-802-11b/dp/B004Y6MIXS/

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>> ID: 7389f1 No. 13515 Anonymous
10th December 2015
Thursday 8:44 pm

ID: 7389f1
/shed/13515 Silly Sausage Thread
Ban appeals, supplication and fry-ups.
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>> ID: ec74d0 No. 14888 Anonymous
13th February 2019
Wednesday 11:00 pm

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>>14887
>odd hill to die on.
This phrase is getting a lot of use lately. Not here, just around.
>> ID: 2082fa No. 14890 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 7:05 pm

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Didn't they even report them for the egregious spelling on display? They went crying to the mods because someone disagreed with them?

Christ, lads. Sort yourselves out.
>> ID: 173e15 No. 14891 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 7:14 pm

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>>14890

It was for bypassing a wordfilter (saying terroris.t) but I have my doubts that this was what it was really about. Considering the entire discussion was about terrorism I thought it was fair enough.

I realise it could have been though and I read too much into it, which is why I deleted that post and you've RUINED EVERYTHING
>> ID: ec74d0 No. 14892 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 7:18 pm

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>>14891
Bypassing the word filter like that has always been ban worthy here.
>> ID: 173e15 No. 14893 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 7:19 pm

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>>14892

Oops.

(A good day to you Sir!)

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>> No. 62640 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 7:41 pm
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"There's a special place in hell, for people who piss in my ice cream."
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>> No. 62650 Paedofag
19th February 2019
Tuesday 6:01 pm
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Exactly.

Nissan and now honda are shutting plants in Britain and moving production to Japan thanks to the fucking EU signing up to a free trade agreement with the fucking Nips so that they can make the cars over there and not have to worry about import tariffs when they bring them over here.
>> No. 62651 Auntiefucker
19th February 2019
Tuesday 6:20 pm
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>>62650
Bloody free trade, eh?
>> No. 62652 Ambulancelad
19th February 2019
Tuesday 6:31 pm
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>>62645
I think it was a significant factor that Ed kept having awkward photographs taken of him that the press were able to exploit.
>> No. 62653 Moralfag
19th February 2019
Tuesday 6:55 pm
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>>62652
He was just a second-rate Michael Gove in that respect.
>> No. 62654 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 7:02 pm
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>>62651
I know, right. Moggy is right to push for WTO terms.

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>> No. 18123 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 5:58 pm
/news/18123 Russian Flag on Salisbury Cathedral
That's some proper trolling.
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>> No. 18136 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 7:10 pm
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>>18123
Naturally the nutters are out in force suggesting a (literal) false flag.
https://twitter.com/ShoebridgeC/status/1097115589846466560
>> No. 18137 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 7:24 pm
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>>18136
Miserable cunt doesn't know about Occams Razor.

Students on a Saturday night - probably a week in the planning.

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>> No. 7445 Anonymous
23rd December 2018
Sunday 6:36 pm
/£$€¥/7445 Stock Market, This Is Fine Edition
Are any of you lads caught up in the stock market jitters of the past few weeks?

I am still long on a few S&P500 sector leaders, and naturally I'm not comfortable with the way they have tanked. Got out of all my FTSE100 stocks at the beginning of this summer, and not to my disadvantage, it seems.

So what to do now? Get out of my remaining stocks and cut my losses? Wait for a rebound and then sell the hopefully ensuing bear market rally? Or just hold until this all blows over?
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>> No. 7448 Anonymous
23rd December 2018
Sunday 7:18 pm
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I bought my S&P stocks in May this year when the index started showing signs of recovering from its slump a few weeks earlier. I was right to do so, as it turned out, hoping that strong corporate gains from Trump's tax cuts would offset QE tightening. but I then kind of missed the boat because obviously the S&P has plummeted since the ATH in early October.

Really didn't think we would go from ATH to bear market in just ten weeks.

Glad I made the right call on the FTSE though. My pertaining portfolio would be worth nearly 15 percent less now, i.e. worse than the index's performance. Sold it all near the market high. With Brexit, it's not where you want your money in the foreseeable future.
>> No. 7449 Anonymous
23rd December 2018
Sunday 8:10 pm
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>>7447

>chasing / waiting out losses to rebound never, ever works

It depends. In a strong uptrend with the stock of a fundamentally healthy company, against the backdrop of a strong economy and other positive market determinants, an intermittent dip can be waited out. On the other hand, nobody tells you when that strong uptrend will fizzle out and a stock is going significantly lower with no hope of bouncing back to your break even point.
>> No. 7450 Anonymous
23rd December 2018
Sunday 8:31 pm
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>With Brexit, it's not where you want your money in the foreseeable future.

Value stocks are exceedingly cheap, relative to their fundamentals. I'd expect there to be a cyclical change in 2019 from growth stocks, particularly tech ones, to value stocks performing strongly. If you're prepared to hold then there's bargains to be had.
>> No. 7452 Anonymous
23rd December 2018
Sunday 10:15 pm
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>>7450

>Value stocks are exceedingly cheap, relative to their fundamentals

That's a double edged sword though. There are two reasons why stocks can be cheap relative to fundamentals, for example if you take earnings multiples. One is that the market is genuinely oversold due to a sudden panic that just dragged profitable companies down with all the rest of the stocks. That indeed presents a buying opportunity. We had that in many (European) indexes right after the Brexit vote, where the overall picture for the coming months or year was nowhere near as grim as it seemed on the day of the Brexit sell off.

The other possibility, however, is that stocks are cheap relative to current earnings because they are expensive relative to future earnings. That's a huge pitfall right there. A stock may trade at 12 times 2018 earnings at the moment, and that's a decent price earnings ratio, but if your earnings are feared to go down 40 percent in 2019, as they very well might with some stocks if the economic outlook worsens, then suddenly you have a PER for 2019 (at the current stock price) of exactly 20. And as a value investor, that's no sweet spot to get in on. It's very likely that your stock will not have seen its bottom despite a recent slump. Your stock would have to go down another 40 percent to get you the same kind of PER of 12 for 2019 as it does now for 2018.

Having said that, I think markets are at the moment pricing in that there could be a recession. But as markets often do, they tend to exaggerate the actual big picture. At the point where we are at right now, after almost an entire month of ceaseless panic selling and a whole 4th quarter of sizeable overall down movement, there is a good chance we've undershot even the grimmest worst case scenarios for 2019 and beyond. Stocks are really remarkably oversold right now, going by various technical indicators. There is at least some room for short-term speculation to the upside again.
>> No. 7454 Anonymous
17th February 2019
Sunday 8:13 am
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>> No. 11591 Anonymous
12th February 2019
Tuesday 9:29 pm
/beat/11591 Music to code to
Or just to work at anything techy in general to.

I'm looking for more stuff like this, not too fast or heavy, somewhat catchy and mindless, just good concentration background music with vocals either absent or at a minimum.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh66pGIhysQ
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>> No. 11597 Anonymous
13th February 2019
Wednesday 6:56 am
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Personally some of my recent (for me) go-to albums for coding are:

- LTJ Bukem's Logical Progression - drum n bass but quite chilled with it.

- Kruder & Dormeister's K&D Sessions, specifically CD1.

Showing my age, they were from 96 and 98 I think.
>> No. 11598 Anonymous
13th February 2019
Wednesday 7:47 am
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Sweet Trip.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZlNt05dCX8
>> No. 11600 Anonymous
16th February 2019
Saturday 3:47 pm
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>>11597
>- Kruder & Dormeister's K&D Sessions, specifically CD1.

Fantastic album - one of the best mixes I have heard.
>> No. 11601 Anonymous
16th February 2019
Saturday 10:02 pm
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>>11600

Their mix of Bug Powder Dust is one of my favourites of all time.
>> No. 11602 Anonymous
16th February 2019
Saturday 10:04 pm
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Couldn't agree more - it's the standout track of that album and probably one of the most played tracks I have.

That and the Lamb track of the same album, Trans Fatty Acid.

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>> No. 62617 Paedofag
15th February 2019
Friday 2:00 pm
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If people knew that voting leave would make women strip off, I suspect more would have done it
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>> No. 62630 Crabkiller
15th February 2019
Friday 10:31 pm
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>>62629
How many times have you watched a sunset?
>> No. 62635 Billbob
16th February 2019
Saturday 12:06 pm
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She's a mentalist, makes sense with her being on the remain side and all that.
>> No. 62636 YubYub
16th February 2019
Saturday 2:30 pm
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>>62635
Agreed.

Especially as this guy here is the pinnacle of sanity:

https://my.mixtape.moe/vsxrbd.webm
>> No. 62637 Billbob
16th February 2019
Saturday 3:20 pm
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>> No. 62639 YubYub
16th February 2019
Saturday 3:55 pm
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>>62629
I'd rather see the one on the left with her kit off to be honest.

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>> No. 62631 Paedofag
16th February 2019
Saturday 10:27 am
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EY UP LADS, WHO FANCIES GETTING BATTERED ROUND THE RING?
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>> No. 62632 Are Moaty
16th February 2019
Saturday 10:32 am
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I'm alright lar
>> No. 62633 Auntiefucker
16th February 2019
Saturday 10:56 am
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Hidden threads are like buses, it would seem.
>> No. 62634 R4GE
16th February 2019
Saturday 11:45 am
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>>62631
That is a genuinely distressing image.
>> No. 62638 Paedofag
16th February 2019
Saturday 3:30 pm
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That's proper cheap, novelty bondage gear though, all velcro and plastic and cuffs you can undo yourself. He's clearly not really into this sort of thing or he'd have better gear.

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>> No. 22636 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 5:02 pm
/e/22636 Xbox
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. 22723 Anonymous
15th February 2019
Friday 12:13 am
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For me it's comics. When I was a kid a comic was a treat, a small one but a treat nonetheless. You had to at least be good for half an hour first while you went around the supermarket with your mum. Now I can just sit in bed reading years and years of Spider-Man in one go on my tablet whenever I have a couple of days off. There's a part of me that still wants to pinch myself even as a 30 year old man.
>> No. 22724 Anonymous
15th February 2019
Friday 1:26 am
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For me it's online chess. I used to dream of the day when I'd be old enough to get the bus into town and play against good players every week. By the time I was old enough I had very much lost interest in chess, but now I'm a boring old man and I can play blitz against strong players at any hour of the day or night on my phone. If you'd told the nine-year-old me that one day it would be possible to watch lectures by grandmasters or play in chess tournaments on a little glowing slab, he would have been delirious with excitement.

Also YouTube in general - it's now possible to curate your own nerdy TV channel that's full of fascinating weirdos. TV is a lot stupider and more facile than it used to be, but it almost doesn't matter.
>> No. 22725 Anonymous
15th February 2019
Friday 9:43 am
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>>22724
Have you played Dennis Bell of Torquay?
>> 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.
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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 .

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