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>> No. 451641 Anonymous
20th May 2022
Friday 10:00 pm
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I know this is pretty fucking childish and odd, but I'd quite like to make a Twitter account and troll people. I've never had any form of social media, I never get into shit slinging online, but for some reason I've been thinking today that it might be a laugh.

Any suggestions on topics/tactics? I draw the line at anything truly mean/illegal, but something spicy I can do some damage with.

Is that weird? I know it is, I just fancy it for some reason.
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>> No. 451660 Anonymous
21st May 2022
Saturday 6:09 pm
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Use a VPN and Tor so you don't get done by the Malicious Communications Act if someone has a teary.
>> No. 451661 Anonymous
21st May 2022
Saturday 10:54 pm
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Buy the dip, stick a few grand on Twitter Inc. It's flatlining due to Elon weeding out the socialist workforce, no drive that milk the advertising revenue and push bots. Once Elon acquires and develops the platform through ecommerce (open market - free speech = advanced society), Twitter will no longer be held to ransom by corporatists.
>> No. 451662 Anonymous
21st May 2022
Saturday 11:01 pm
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>>451661
You appear to be confused. OP asked for advice about doing something retarded, not advice from someone who is retarded.
>> No. 451663 Anonymous
21st May 2022
Saturday 11:04 pm
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I enjoy sending @beefybotham a picture of his own cock.
>> No. 451664 Anonymous
22nd May 2022
Sunday 12:13 am
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>>451662

I don't think how you know how spergs think.

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>> No. 23810 Anonymous
31st December 2011
Saturday 10:22 pm
/x/23810 Guilty Would
Since this image wasn't that well received in The Ginger Thread, and by the recommendation of some lad in /b/: this is the "Guilty Would" thread.

Post women which aren't generically attractive, but which (for whatever reason) you'd shag the heck out of given the chance.
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>> No. 42942 Anonymous
25th March 2022
Friday 11:54 pm
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Some drag queens can look pretty hot (no homo)
>> No. 42943 Anonymous
26th March 2022
Saturday 1:32 am
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>>42942
See, I prefer a nice crossdresser to a trans. Drag has become passé and probably the wrong word but I'd rather fuck dominate a bloke in a crude wig and dress than the alternative. If Rome wouldn't call it homo then it's no homo.

I'd post another example but 99% of them are 40 year old blokes.
>> No. 42944 Anonymous
26th March 2022
Saturday 2:48 am
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>>42943
In antiquity you would be considered more of a poof for licking a minge than fucking a man.

I prefer crossdressers to bonafide trannies as well. Gender bending is hotter when they don't cheat with drugs or surgeries and can blur the lines between gender instead of fully hopping across.
>> No. 43031 Anonymous
21st May 2022
Saturday 4:18 pm
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Just want a bubbly blind gf. Real like Katawa Shoujo.
>> No. 43032 Anonymous
21st May 2022
Saturday 4:23 pm
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>>43031

Stop watching anime, wash your knob and volunteer at your local RNIB.

https://www.rnib.org.uk/volunteering/find-volunteering-opportunities-near-you/search

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>> No. 4766 Anonymous
29th June 2013
Saturday 8:52 pm
/spo/4766 LAURA ROBSON
I hope she reaches the finals. I-I t-think I am in love. She ticks all my boxes;
>Londoner
Check
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>Beefy thighs
Fucking check check check.
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>> No. 8690 Anonymous
13th September 2018
Thursday 1:31 am
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IF CAN'T WE DO BIG BLACK LIPS WE CAN'T DRAW A FAT DICTATOR
>> No. 8794 Anonymous
29th January 2019
Tuesday 5:01 pm
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Andy Murray's found a novel way to broadcast a dick pic to the world.
>> No. 8851 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 4:25 pm
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Another slam for the former titty monster.
>> No. 9861 Anonymous
21st May 2022
Saturday 1:16 pm
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/61401519

>Wimbledon: ATP & WTA strip ranking points from Grand Slam over ban for Russians and Belarusians

>Players will not receive ranking points at Wimbledon following the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian competitors from the tournament.
>Players from the countries have been banned by the All England Lawn Tennis Club from all UK grass-court events after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

>"The stance we are taking is about protecting the equal opportunities that WTA players should have to compete as individuals," added the WTA, the women's governing body.
>"If we do not take this stance, then we abandon our fundamental principle and allow the WTA to become an example to support discrimination based on nationality at other events and in other regions around the world."

And my personal favourite highlight:
>The ATP decision means Serbia's Novak Djokovic - the defending men's champion - will lose his status as the world number one.
>Djokovic, a six-time champion at the All England Club, will be unable to retain the 2,000 ranking points he earned by winning the title last year and is only 680 ahead of nearest rival Daniil Medvedev.
Daniil Medvedev is Russian. Oops!

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>> No. 9862 Anonymous
21st May 2022
Saturday 2:22 pm
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>>9861

Alternative compromise: Russian players can still compete, but every available surface of the players and court is emblazoned with the words "Vladimir Putin is a homosexual" in Russian.

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>> No. 24451 Anonymous
20th May 2022
Friday 12:46 pm
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What are some good movies and tv series to watch while traveling? I feel like every time I go anywhere I'll get something to watch and have to awkwardly look over my shoulder as a sex scene comes up.

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>> No. 38333 Anonymous
30th April 2022
Saturday 1:51 am
/news/38333 Former Tory MP struggling to get back on his feet after prison term
https://news.sky.com/story/charlie-elphicke-naughty-tory-mp-jailed-for-sex-assaults-considering-supermarket-shelf-stacking-to-pay-back-court-costs-12601891

>A former MP who was jailed for sexually assaulting two women told a court he is looking at supermarket shelf stacking and building site work to pay back his prosecution costs.

>Charlie Elphicke was the MP for Dover when he was found guilty of sexually assaulting two women, including one he chased around his home chanting: "I'm a naughty Tory." He told the court he was in a "very difficult and embarrassing situation" and finding it hard to get any job.


Oh, the degeneracy.
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>> No. 38457 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 11:28 pm
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Those poor innocent lads,it must have been awful to be fitted up for a murder that they totally didn't do and definitely weren't recorded boasting about.
>> No. 38458 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 11:48 pm
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>>38457

Your ignorance of the justice system is not an excuse for the press to create narratives based around unresolved cases.
>> No. 38459 Anonymous
20th May 2022
Friday 12:10 am
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>>38458

It couldn't be done without people willing to pay money to read all about it.
>> No. 38460 Anonymous
20th May 2022
Friday 12:38 am
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>>38459

I'd pay money to watch you get buggered by an elephant against your will, that doesn't particularly mean it should be allowed.
>> No. 38461 Anonymous
20th May 2022
Friday 1:08 am
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>>38458
You'll notice he was neither a rich person nor an MP, so the press ran with his name with glee, unlike the mysterious bribe facilitator ZXC or the Tory rapists Mark Francois and Andrew Rosindell.

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>> No. 24301 Pornstar
19th May 2022
Thursday 3:19 am
/zoo/24301 British vs Catholic Church vs other churches
what's the British church like?

I only know of the Catholic church, but one thing I do know is Presbyterian churches in the states are sometimes reorganized into the Catholic church.
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>> No. 24302 Cockernay
19th May 2022
Thursday 4:13 am
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We don't have the separation of church and state, so we have an official national church - The Church of England. They basically practice an extra-mild Christianity. In theory the closest American parallel would be the Episcopal Church, but the CofE is arguably closer to the Universal Unitarians. They don't really hold a strong position on much of anything apart from being nice. Most people in this country aren't particularly religious and only a tiny percentage are regular churchgoers, so most of our churches try very hard to be accessible to atheists and agnostics. The church has almost no political or social influence despite being deeply embedded in the establishment, because very few people are interested in what they think.

This interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury (the head of the Church of England) might shed some light.



We do have a variety of other churches. There's a significant Methodist tradition here, a smattering of Pentecostalists and Baptists, but the only churches that are actually growing are foreign-influenced Evangelical churches and Mormonism. The major Evangelical churches are strongly influenced by American Evangelism (although they tend to be less vocal about things like abortion), but the racial aspect is very different. We didn't have slavery, so nearly all black people here are immigrants or the descendents of recent immigrants. In major cities, you'll find dozens of different churches of various nationalities - Polish, Romanian, Congolese, Ghanaian, Angolan, you name it. There aren't really "black" churches as you'd recognise them in the US, because there isn't a singular black culture.
>> No. 24303 Cockernay
19th May 2022
Thursday 12:53 pm
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In London inb particular there are also a few wealth doctrine cults. They are a disgusting American import and seem to be mostly popular in the black community.
>> No. 24304 Fairy
19th May 2022
Thursday 4:05 pm
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>>24302
That was really quite interesting. Thanks.

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>> No. 24640 Anonymous
26th December 2020
Saturday 6:58 am
/e/24640 Tabletop / Hobby Thread
Tell us about your guys / campaign / project, etc.
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>> No. 25680 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 4:39 am
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>>25679

He lost 7 stone, he's got the YouTube money rolling in, of course he was going to trade up. It's ironic that women are always trying to fix their partners, because one way or another it's doomed to fail.
>> No. 25681 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 10:55 am
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>>25678
Looked into it on reddit, bit juicy.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MidwinterMinis/comments/uq6xjj/guy_and_penny_have_announced_their_split/

This is her apparently:

https://camas.unddit.com/#{%22author%22:%22ozzborne%22,%22searchFor%22:1,%22resultSize%22:100}
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19th May 2022
Thursday 11:02 am
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>> No. 25683 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 1:32 pm
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>>25681

Well if what she's saying in those posts is true, then regardless of anything else, that's a pretty harsh way to end things with the mother of your twins.

But in fairness we don't know either side of the story directly, we don't know why it happened. I expect we'll see a lot of stuff saying he's a monster for doing this and painting him as the villain, and frankly I wouldn't be at all surprised because he always came off like one of those a bit too nice people to me. But for all we know, she might have been a massive raging bitch non-stop for the last three years, and he's been a saint for putting up with it this long. For all we know he found out the kids weren't even his, and he's being an absolute paragon for not dragging her through the muck. We just don't know.

Two sides to every story, especially when it comes to relationships.

>>25682

More interesting than fucking watches, innit.
>> No. 25684 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 1:41 pm
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>>25683
>More interesting than fucking watches, innit.
Old ladies gossiping retracted.

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>> No. 3052 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 10:00 am
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How the fuck do I use this? I don't even know how to buy fuel for it. "Normal petrol"? What does that mean? Will the petrol station sell me one of those bottles to put it in?
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>> No. 3060 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 12:15 pm
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Thanks, I couldn't find that.

>>3058

The cord still won't retract so I can't try again.
>> No. 3061 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 1:30 pm
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>>3060

The recoil spring might be buggered, but it's worth checking the pull cord for kinks or knots. It's not massively difficult to take off the pulley cover. You can find the manual for the engine at the link below.

https://engines.honda.com/support-and-service/owners-manuals/gx270
>> No. 3062 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 5:36 pm
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What's a respectful amount of time to wait to ask OP how the fuck they ended up with such a specific piece of machinery with no idea how to operate it?
>> No. 3063 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 8:11 pm
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>>3061

A missing bolt on the cage wheels meant the weight of the whole generator was pressing the axle against the recoil spring casing. That had bent it out of shape so it pressed against the internal bit that's supposed to spin, acting like a brake. I propped it up on some bricks to relieve the weight and bent the casing back into shape, running perfectly now.

>>3062

Man has to start somewhere.
>> No. 3064 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 12:13 am
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5 nanoseconds.

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>> No. 15133 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 12:44 am
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Does anyone know a good recipe or have tips for curry laksa? It's something I've been meaning to get right for a long time but it's quite a complicated dish to get right going to by how hard it is to find good laksa in this country. I'm specifically looking for something that has a good amount of spice to warm your belly but at the same time the creamy base that South-East-Asian cuisine is known for.

I met a nice lass for dinner and we both had a good time talking for hours about nothing and having a stroll around the park where she let me hold her hand after I moved a bug from her hair. But I also said I can make pretty good laksa. I've dug my own grave a bit.
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>> No. 15134 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 3:37 am
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>>15133
So your current recipe laksa certain something?
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18th May 2022
Wednesday 6:53 am
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>>15134
GET OUTTA HERE.

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>> No. 6093 Anonymous
30th March 2022
Wednesday 10:31 pm
/fat/6093 https://qz.com/1055178/oliver-nutsack-warned-us
>What most people don’t know is that Oliver Sacks was also an obsessive weightlifter. So obsessive, in fact, that he broke the California State record in his twenties — squating an impressive 600 pounds.

>Decades later, an older and wiser Oliver Sacks, body broken and scarred, would reflect on his weightlifting days. He wrote in his autobiography: “What fools we were…”

>I had a visit from Dave Sheppard, mighty Dave, from Muscle Beach days. He hobbled into my room slowly and painfully; he had very severe arthritis in both hips and was awaiting total hip replacements. We looked at each other, our bodies half-destroyed by lifting. ‘What fools we were,’ Dave said. I nodded and agreed.”

don't lift too heavy ladm8s
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>> No. 6096 Anonymous
31st March 2022
Thursday 12:55 am
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Yeah, but think about all that pussy he was slaying at the time.
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31st March 2022
Thursday 11:34 am
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err yeah, loads of minge, he loved that
>> No. 6098 Anonymous
31st March 2022
Thursday 11:39 am
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you can build muscle, just don't life too heavy

studies show that 30 rep sets builds muscle as well as 5 rep sets

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 6099 Anonymous
31st March 2022
Thursday 1:27 pm
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>>6097

He could destroy my body IYKWIM.
>> No. 6111 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 12:35 am
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I tried to get into lifting heavy, but eating all that food was way too much work. I'd rather be wiry like a jaguar than jacked like a gorilla.

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>> No. 27993 Anonymous
8th November 2021
Monday 8:37 pm
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I'm quite a fan of the Moto G series of phones. My G5S has served me well for about 4 years now, but the screen is now smashed up. Would a G9 be a good replacement phone, or are there better budget handsets about now?

Dual SIM and a lot of storage is a plus.
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>> No. 28018 Anonymous
23rd November 2021
Tuesday 3:10 pm
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Just got it. I did a speed test and while EE don't rate the indoor 5G coverage as good at my house, I can get around 400 Mbps download. Very impressed.
>> No. 28105 Anonymous
16th May 2022
Monday 11:37 pm
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What's the word on the current crop of mobiles? Looking at refurbs not new.
>> No. 28106 Anonymous
16th May 2022
Monday 11:52 pm
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>>28105

What's your budget? Do you have a preference in terms of size? Are any features particularly important to you (e.g. gaming, camera quality, 5G, microSD slot)?
>> No. 28107 Anonymous
17th May 2022
Tuesday 12:05 pm
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I think memory capacity is the priority. Currently looking at the iPhone 7 and the Galaxy A20.
>> No. 28108 Anonymous
17th May 2022
Tuesday 6:52 pm
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>>28107

If you like iOS and want a particularly small phone, the iPhone 7 is a perfectly decent choice. The screen-to-body ratio is pretty poor by modern standards though.

If you're willing to go up to £109 and don't mind a big phone, I'd be inclined towards the Redmi 10. Excellent specs for the price (albeit with a somewhat mediocre camera) and if you buy this week you'll get a free pair of true wireless earbuds.

https://www.mi.com/uk/buy/product/redmi-10

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>> No. 451548 Anonymous
17th May 2022
Tuesday 2:57 pm
/b/451548 Butterfly Effect
I've sort of fixated on the concept of the butterfly effect, to the extent it is ruining my life as I think of potential outcomes for my actions. Like if I failed my A Levels and went to my insurance choice, would Russia invade Ukraine in 2022? Or I messaged a girl on a dating app, she didn't reply, 10 years later found out she died. If I didn't message her would she still have died last year? Or if Maddie McCann got found alive and well, would I still be alive. I told my friends about it and they said it's schizo shit, but I feel it's all possible. Is the butterfly effect real? It really is beginning to consume me.
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>> No. 451549 Anonymous
17th May 2022
Tuesday 3:21 pm
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When I first read about the butterfly effect, it was explained to me with quite a lot of focus on the fact that the outcomes are unpredictable. If you had a machine that could predict the future perfectly, measuring every variable now except the fluttering of one butterfly's wings, then over time the predictions would get more and more wrong due to that tiny inaccuracy snowballing into something huge. For example, a hurricane. You seem to be focusing on the idea that the butterfly caused the hurricane, but as I see it, the whole point is that the hurricane could not have been predicted. So sure, butterflies exist and hurricanes exist, but you can't link them. If you could, people would. So don't go blaming yourself for any butterfly-induced hurricanes; almost by definition, you couldn't have known they were going to happen any more than anyone else could have.
>> No. 451550 Anonymous
17th May 2022
Tuesday 3:25 pm
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Here's the thing, even if it is real, there's quite literally no way to control it or plan for it. You can't just not have a cup of tea because you think it might make Yellowstone erupt, because there is absolutely no way to know what the 'right' action might be.

Equally, the effect would have as much influence on your life as you have on others - again no point worrying about your actions when we know they have been indirectly influenced by thousands of other's actions before it.

And don't forget that every decision, trillions of actions a day, would all apply to this effect. So really whatever you do is going to be completely insignificant, or drowned out by the trillions of other actions also committed.

Just remember the theory is about chaotic changes in weather systems.
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17th May 2022
Tuesday 3:29 pm
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It might give you some peace of mind to think about the implications of certain conceptions of quantum physics. We don't yet fully understand the science of how that stuff works so even laymen like ourselves are permitted to speculate freely without some boff telling us we're wrong.

There's a timeline out there where your MSN messenger crush didn't kill herself, in fact she ended up married to you. There's a timeline out there where you died in that near-miss car accident you had a few years ago. There's conceivably a timeline out there where you, by some immensely improbable series of arbitrary and convoluted coincidences, haven't ever used the word "butterfly".

Every decision you make doesn't just set off a butterfly effect in "our" timeline, but a series of quantum junctions where a whole multitude of slightly different parallel universes branch off and diverge. We are talking to one another from a brief convergence, but tomorrow I might be off on a new one and we'll never genuinely interact again. You will only ever speak to the parallel version of me who chose to have hoi sin duck instead of chicken and mixed pepper stir fry, and consequently ended up getting nuked by Robo-Putin.
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17th May 2022
Tuesday 3:48 pm
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How do you link your choices to these outcomes? Simply existing has an impact on something, be it as little as the flow of air molecules around your body. The logical conclusion, if you wanted to eliminate your impact on the future, would be to cease existing. Are you going to restore the order of nonexistance?

I guess it can help relieve the mind to consider ourselves not as single billiard balls knocking each other about, but as the game entirely, including the players, the spectators and I guess the space they do (and don't) inhabit. Wake of the ship, tailing of the cat sort of thing. In essence you are both the cause and consequence, not either or the other.

It's really quite interesting, and very scary, when you bring solopsism into it. On occasion I've fostered the panicked idea that I'm the effector of the evils in the world, primarily because I have cause to notice them. What I mean is that my insistant believe that the world is as, or should be so, has itself manifest reality with all the unintended consequences of my wilfully ingorant morals.

I don't know, I only attended 2 weeks of sixth form philosophy. Take the piss out of me, please - i's the only way I will learn.
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17th May 2022
Tuesday 4:33 pm
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I sometimes think back to catastrophic events that happened where I was in one way or another close to the action or where me acting in a certain way could have led to a different outcome.

One of my friends at uni got himself killed on a motorbike one afternoon after lectures. We were standing outside the building talking for a bit with a few people and then we all went our separate ways home. My friend got on his motorbike and rode it down the road back to his flat like he always did, but according to eyewitnesses, he appeared distracted and failed to spot a maintenance van behind a bend where the council were doing some treework, and crashed into the back of it head-on at speed. His neck snapped and he was dead instantly.

It kind of left me wondering all those years, what if we'd stood there just a few minutes longer? Would that somehow not have caused him to be distracted by whatever it was that was distracting him on that road?

It's just really eerie when you know you were talking to somebody just five minutes earlier when he was just a completely normal healthy person with his whole life ahead of him, and then suddenly his life got snuffed out in an instant. It just felt like such a horrible waste.

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>> No. 9304 Anonymous
6th May 2022
Friday 3:21 am
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Evening chaps. Would you be able to recommend me a bank where the fraud blocks are optional, i.e. you can turn off your bank's tendency to block everything? I am with Barclays and fuck me sideways - I can book a £200 hotel ok, and a £30 train ticket, but if I book another £10 ticket (lol split ticketting) it has a shit fit and blocks your card. It didn't do that when a grand was taken out my account, though.
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>> No. 9380 Anonymous
13th May 2022
Friday 3:02 am
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>Monzo have by far the most sophisticated and unobtrusive fraud detection
Sophisticated, yes. Unobtrusive, not necessarily. There are plenty of reports of people getting their accounts frozen for seemingly no reason. Fraud detection is ultimately a trade-off. When fraud occurs, the bank needs to return the customer's money, and if they can't stop, reverse or recover somewhere down the line, they're on the hook for it. That means that how sensitive and specific their systems are hinge on how much risk they want to accept in terms of transactions slipping past them and having to cough up out of pocket. For upstarts like Monzo, a lack of a large capital investment base means they necessarily have a lower tolerance, which means calibrating their systems for higher sensitivity and lower specificity.

It's also worth remembering that customers can themselves underestimate the risk of transactions they enter into. In my younger days, I made the mistake of buying hard drives on the same day as I'd paid for a file-sharing service. As far as my bank was concerned, they'd seen a small payment to a company in Eastern Europe followed shortly by an order for several hundred pounds worth of electronic equipment and understandably their system got twitchy.
>> No. 9397 Anonymous
13th May 2022
Friday 2:15 pm
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What this guy says. You don't get any banks who won't do KYC checks, they're legally obliged to and the onus is on them, not you.
>> No. 9425 Anonymous
16th May 2022
Monday 4:24 am
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Natwest has never done anything like this for me, either I'm lucky or they don't give a shit but in any case you could give them a shot.
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16th May 2022
Monday 9:19 am
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Natwest interviewed me for the best part of half an hour before they allowed me to send £3000 to myself at another bank. Among other things I had to justify why my computer had remote desktop enabled, why my phone appeared to be using a VPN (it was an adblocker) and why I had chosen a savings account with an APR lower than their ISA (it was an LISA - an account type he didn't know existed).
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16th May 2022
Monday 8:05 pm
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>>9425
Natwest have spotted every fraudulent act ever committed on my bank account. They're very good. To this day, I have no idea how they could tell it wasn't me sending money from Yeovil to someone in Reading, but that it was me sending money to buy things from China, Japan, and Eastern Europe.

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>> No. 451479 Anonymous
15th May 2022
Sunday 2:50 am
/b/451479 My ship has come in
I wish to consciencelessly exploit picrel new twist in the law for maximum personal gain, but I'm sure exactly how to go about doing it. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions that they would be willing to offer?
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>> No. 451500 Anonymous
15th May 2022
Sunday 6:56 pm
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Yeah, if you're going to get your head tattooed, it may as well he something cool.

These cosmetic tattoos usually use really faint pigments, the thing will only last a year or two, probably. I've got a few mates that do the lip and eyebrow liner tattoos, and freckles, and they use very watered-down pigments meant to mimic real skin tones, so they generally do top-ups two or three times a year. It's a bit of a racket.
>> No. 451505 Anonymous
15th May 2022
Sunday 10:06 pm
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Don't say that, We don't be able to exploit baldness for financial gain if you're honest about it. "Woe is me, baldness is worse than the holocaust, the government owes me money because of this, I demand compensation" is what I want to hear out of you.
>> No. 451506 Anonymous
15th May 2022
Sunday 10:45 pm
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Yass!

BALD MEN RISE UP!
>> No. 451510 Anonymous
16th May 2022
Monday 1:18 am
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>>451498

That just looks silly.

You might as well just get a wig.
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16th May 2022
Monday 4:04 am
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Can you just get your head lasered? I shave my head, but where I still have hair it's rather thick, meaning I'd either have to razor shave almost daily, which is terrible, or get the >>451498 tattoos, which I feel like is going to be really noticable in real life close up. If I could just zap away the rest and maintain a deliberate looking shiny bonce, I think I would.

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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. 9419 Anonymous
15th May 2022
Sunday 1:07 pm
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As far as I can tell, there are enough people in the market always that there's always someone willing to take a punt. I have never cashed out shares or cryptocurrency and been told absolutely nobody anywhere is willing to pay. But then, I have used Coinbase or Vanguard who are presumably an extra level of intermediary who make such trades easier and more reliable. If you had the actual Bitcoins on a hard drive in your house, it might be harder, just like how I don't want to invest in gold because I don't want to have several grand's worth of gold sitting in my house, and I have no idea how I would sell it from there.
>> No. 9421 Anonymous
15th May 2022
Sunday 1:09 pm
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>>9419
Sending your Bitcoin from your hard drive to Coinbase takes 10-30 minutes.
>> No. 9422 Anonymous
15th May 2022
Sunday 1:47 pm
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>Nice try, but Bitcoin yields are an order of magnitude higher than Apple's dividends.

That all depends. In a world of uncertainty, where stochastic expected value is a thing, nothing comes for free. Very high yields tend to be highly improbable, which in turn means that low yields and even substantial losses are much more likely. Sure, if you'd bought 1000 quid of Bitcoin in 2009 or 2010, you'd be a multi millionnaire, possibly a billionaire by now, but what were really the odds back then. Cryptocurrencies were a novel idea but which nobody could predict would take off the way it did. It was in the best sense of the word highly unlikely. Especially as basic volatility was near enough already what it was today. And look at the way valuations jigsaw, sometimes from one day to the next. If you got in at the ATH of $67K in November 2021, as I'm sure many people did because retail investors very often buy at the top in droves, then you're sitting on a 55% percent loss at the moment. Sure, it could just as well go up way past $67K again in the next bull run, but it's still a very volatile asset. If you're not prepared to take profound losses, temporary or not, then you shouldn't invest a single penny in cryptocurrencies.

Another thing is that it's IMO no coincidence that cryptos came to such widespread popularity in an environment of historically low interest rates that we had for over a decade. But as interest rates are now set to rise again in most leading economies, there will be other more risk-averse investment opportunities again. Which also means there is no guarantee that cryptocurrencies will replicate the kind of price action we've seen in the last 10 years.
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15th May 2022
Sunday 2:00 pm
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You're not understanding the conversation. We're not talking about price (though that is surely a far more salient variable in both instances). He's talking about dividends and I'm talking about yields or interest.
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15th May 2022
Sunday 6:44 pm
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Assuming no congestion and reasonable fees.

Also transacting on Coinbase takes 10-30 minutes, assuming they aren't having "technical difficulties" which are totally genuine and beyond their control and in no way just them preventing customers from benefiting from favourable market conditions.

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>> No. 70212 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 5:09 pm
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It feels like everything will Smith has done since at least ~2010 has been a series of extremely poor decisions.
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>> No. 70931 Paedofag
14th May 2022
Saturday 10:46 pm
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I guess we'll just have to refer to the bloke that got arrested in Russia as just "Bankrupt" from now on.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61373057
>> No. 70932 Searchfag
15th May 2022
Sunday 1:22 am
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He's reclaiming the slur. He's clearly very passionate about the men's rights movement, just as everyone always suspected.

Also, I know we assume this is another Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe moment, but didn't Bald & Bankrupt do a gang rape or something once?
>> No. 70933 Samefag
15th May 2022
Sunday 1:31 am
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>>70932
If even the Russians are calling it "illegal acts" you know it's something serious.
>> No. 70934 YubYub
15th May 2022
Sunday 7:58 am
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>> No. 70935 Samefag
15th May 2022
Sunday 12:15 pm
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Yes. Also "where's the other Mitchell brother?", "Fuckin' 'ell, it's Right Said Fred" and singing anything from Rocky Horror.

I'm pretty sure this video is now a hate crime:



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>> No. 9261 Anonymous
1st May 2022
Sunday 2:08 pm
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How do we fix the housing problem? The whole market is a joke and weighs on the neck of anyone whose parents aren't rich like an anchor.

Talk of raising interest rates by a single percent could knock 20% off house prices (https://www.economic-policy.org/72nd-economic-policy-panel/rising-uk-house-prices/) but the factors driving low interest rates in the need to artificially pump growth seems unlikely to abate anytime soon and it seems like we just can't build possibly enough houses to possibly dent demand. It's like as a society we're just tired and out of ideas at this point.
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>> No. 9406 Anonymous
14th May 2022
Saturday 6:57 pm
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You see the green bits? That's where you can build more KFCs, Subways, primary schools and houses.
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14th May 2022
Saturday 7:03 pm
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River Humber looks filthy.
>> No. 9408 Anonymous
14th May 2022
Saturday 7:25 pm
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If Britain had the same population density as Hong Kong, we'd have a population of 1.6 billion. This country feels crowded, but it's mostly empty. It would feel much less crowded if we built a few new towns with decent public transport.

>>9405

Nobody actually chooses between a house directly opposite KFC or homelessness. They make trade-offs based on cost, location, size, quality and a variety of idiosyncratic factors. A handful of uninhabitable houses in very poor locations do have a market value of zero, but that's an edge case. The vast majority of houses are worth more than they would cost to build even if they're inconveniently located, poorly built, unattractive or cramped, because there simply aren't enough houses for people to have a real choice.

Increasing the supply of housing gives buyers and renters more choice, while reducing the bargaining power of sellers and landlords. You might not get your dream pair of Yeezys, but you'd probably prefer something from Off-White or Balenciaga over the tatty pair of Dunlop Green Flash you're currently spending half your income to rent.
>> No. 9409 Anonymous
15th May 2022
Sunday 10:35 am
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>the primary school that doesn't serve breakfast at all

Fake News: KFC doesn't do breakfast at all but many schools offer a breakfast programme for their students.

>>9408
I reckon I'm stuck in London until hybrid working sticks and they sort out the transport network. It's all well and good getting a house out in the sticks but it becomes unaffordable if I'm having to commute on a season ticket.
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15th May 2022
Sunday 11:29 am
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>until they sort out of the transport network
Better delay thinking about your move until retirement then.

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>> No. 31726 Anonymous
14th May 2022
Saturday 7:48 am
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I'm visiting family in the UK after 3.5 years. I moved abroad before the pandemic. I think I'm losing it a bit.

I'm barely able to sleep in my childhood bedroom, no matter how many little adjustments I make to temperature or noise. It's small. The house feels small. Everything feels small.

My family have some major problems (drug and alcohol abuse among some relatives) and everyone seems depressed. They seem a bit uninterested in what I've been doing all this time, maybe because they feel they wouldn't have a lot to add in a conversation about it. I listen to them a lot anyway because I am interested in their lives. I ask my dad questions about about plants and wildlife and drumkits, I talk to my mum about her friends and family, but there's a strange resistance if I start to talk about my interests.

I'm doing well for myself and it's awkward somehow. It's a sense that my family want me to do well, but also have very mixed feelings about it. My dad insisted on giving me cash for the flights despite knowing this. I've worked so hard over the last few years and am on good money, but it seemed important to him, so I took it without showing any hesitation, and I am grateful. At the same time, I don't feel like me, or my approaches, or my achievements are respected.

I love my parents dearly, but it's taking quite a lot of willpower to hold onto my sense of autonomy and happiness. I stupidly booked this so I have a couple of weeks here (I wanted to see friends and do a few other things) when really I should have been thinking about a long weekend at most.

Now I'm thinking about just making new plans, even visiting another city in the UK, at least this weekend. I could say I'm staying with friends or a similar excuse, but I find the idea of hurting my parents feelings (again?) heartbreaking.

How do I look out for my own needs, and minimise the hurt or embarrassment I cause them?
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>> No. 31727 Anonymous
14th May 2022
Saturday 9:21 am
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I mean what did you want? A big party where they go "Ahhh, welcome home, our favourite and most successful son! Come, come, sit and tell the family all about your adventures!"

Families are usually kind of arseholes honestly. Welcome to the club. I can relate because I had to move back in with mine a while back, and found it profoundly disappointing. I could be rubbing shoulders with Musk and Bezos, and my mum and dad would still treat me like I don't know how to tie my own shoelaces. I could be the Prime Minister and my mum would still come up to my room at 10 o'clock and tell me it's time to go to bed. Conversation with them is like squeezing blood from a stone, and throughout my life it's been a chip on my shoulder that they've shown zero interest in the achievements I'm proud of, like when my band went on our first tour, released our first CD etc etc.

I could speculate why this is for hours. Jealousy? Crustacean container mindset? Is it shame that they couldn't give you a better start in life, or that they don't measure up to you now? Is it disappointment, where even if you're doing well you haven't turned out quite how they hoped? It really doesn't matter and frankly you just shouldn't worry about it.

That's just how it is sometimes. People who have a really good family and good relationships with their family will never quite get it if you talk about your family like this. They'll always say "Oh come on, they're your family, they love you!" or some other trite shit like that, as though you're just making it up. I think ultimately, hanging around those kind of people is where you're likely to have got this expectation from. But I'm afraid you don't have one of those families, and nothing you do will likely change how they are or how they act towards you.

Soz lad. I'd recommend getting an AirBnB and going for a nice trip to the Lake District or something like that. If your family really care about you (and deep down they do, usually) they'll want you to go and enjoy yourself.
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14th May 2022
Saturday 10:19 am
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>I mean what did you want? A big party where they go "Ahhh, welcome home, our favourite and most successful son! Come, come, sit and tell the family all about your adventures!"

I think I just want a bit of reciprocation. I've listened intently to my dad's coffee making routine, had a tour of the refurbished bits of the house, looked at my mum's various shades of new nail colour, seen their beloved new e-bikes. They were excited about it all and I like to see them happy about these things. They might not be things I'm into, but I can share in their celebration of it and the pleasure it brings them.

In return I've had maybe had one question asking me about "what it's like over there" and a passing mention of an article I wrote.

Unfortunately we've now also reached the casual passive aggression and judgemental comments about my approach to health stage, so I have to admit, I no longer feel as much guilt about booking a place for myself elsewhere.
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14th May 2022
Saturday 10:38 am
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They miss you and resent the fact you left, they want you to say how horrible it is over there and how you miss home and want to come back. They feel like you abandoned them and that they aren't good enough for you.

It's a tale as old as time.

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>> No. 41415 Anonymous
25th September 2020
Friday 11:46 pm
/x/41415 Still fit now.
I think the gist is self-evident.
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Saturday 10:16 pm
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Newsreaders could have a thread all to themselves.

This isn't the most flattering picture of Martine Croxall I could find, but dude Cummings has left lmao like it's leaving my dick
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11th May 2022
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>> No. 43023 Anonymous
11th May 2022
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Do you like cox in the evening? Or did you prefer cox in the morning?
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12th May 2022
Thursday 12:21 pm
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I'm quite used to Tess Daly and Keira Knightley.

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>> No. 31703 Anonymous
9th May 2022
Monday 3:05 pm
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Is it possible a night of drugs (coke, weed, alcohol) has stopped my antidepressants from working?

Last Saturday I celebrated something a little too hard, and did something highly unusual for me and did a lot of drugs. Mostly alcohol, a bit of coke, some joints. None of these, bar alcohol once a month, are something I usually do. Had a great time, but ever since I've felt like my SSRI citalopram has stopped working? Or more accurately I feel depressed and de-motivated. I've gone up and down in mood, (the day after was truly dreadful), but overall I'm way down on what I was before, and I'm worried I've fucked it for myself, as I WAS feeling good for the weeks prior.

Obviously I've learnt my lesson, and won't be doing all that again, but I feel incredibly upset that after finding myself in a good place I've gone and done this.
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>> No. 31716 Anonymous
10th May 2022
Tuesday 4:23 pm
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>>31712

Dopamine is a slightly misunderstood neurotransmitter. It's often called the "reward chemical", but it has a more subtle and complex role than that. If something happens that's good but entirely expected, there's not much of a dopamine response; dopamine is primarily released when either seeking a reward or receiving an unexpected reward. Gambling addicts aren't addicted to winning, they're addicted to the possibility of winning. A fruit machine that paid out every time would be profitable, but it wouldn't be addictive.

Trawlermen have what is objectively one of the worst jobs in Britain and by far and away the most dangerous. Most of them are paid on a share basis, so sometimes they earn nothing for two weeks of getting lashed by the North Sea. They also have incredibly high levels of job satisfaction, probably because their job is highly dopaminergic. When they go out for a trip, they don't know if they'll come home with their pockets bulging or absolutely nothing. Every time they cast out their nets, they don't know if they're going to reel in thousands of pounds worth of fish or shred thousands of pounds worth of equipment on the seabed.

If you want more dopamine in your life but don't want to ruin it, seek out productive opportunities for uncertain rewards. Start a business, go busking, forage for wild mushrooms. Make your life less like that of a farmer and more like that of a hunter-gatherer.

With that said, dopamine is rewarding but not necessarily fulfilling. The hollow but compulsive feeling of scrolling through social media or endlessly swiping on Tinder is a pure dopamine loop. Dopamine will reinforce a behaviour, but that behaviour won't necessarily make you happy.
>> No. 31717 Anonymous
10th May 2022
Tuesday 4:39 pm
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> Gambling addicts aren't addicted to winning, they're addicted to the possibility of winning.

I think this also goes for the stock market, which by some measure is just a very elaborate form of gambling. If a stock you own goes up, and maybe even by a few percent in one day, it can be kind of a dopamine rush, and in the back of your head you're already buying that game console or booking a holiday to Australia. But then a lot of the time, you fail to cash out while the stock is still climbing, and your book profits dwindle until you're back under water. You've played the game before, and at least at some level you'll know full well that it'll probably happen to you again despite all your best resolutions, but while you're on the way there, every new high of your stock investment feels fucking awesome.
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11th May 2022
Wednesday 4:03 pm
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This is distilled down to its essence with the dozens of crypto coins being made out there. It's not just a gamble, it's the dream that you can get rich by doing nothing just because you're clearly much smarter than everyone else and saw the potential where others didn't.
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11th May 2022
Wednesday 5:24 pm
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>it's the dream that you can get rich by doing nothing just because you're clearly much smarter than everyone else and saw the potential where others didn't.

There's a saying on /r/wallstreetbets that in a bull market, everyone is a fucking genius.

I started investing in stocks after the 2008 global crash, circa in the spring of 2009, when for about two years, it was almost impossible not to make shedloads of profits, both realised and on paper, just by buying all the dips. And I felt like an absolute Warren Buffett.

But at some point, I think everybody realises that turning a consistent profit in the stock market, apart from a few lucky wins because you're riding a colossal bull market, is absolutely hard work. There's a reason why investment firms moving trillions of dollars around the globe employ hundreds, if not thousands of market analysts and other investment professionals, and don't rely on a handful of hobby-horsing retail investors like you and me in their investment decisions.

Theoretically, if you near-constantly buy and sell at just the right time, you could make absolute oodles of money trading bitcoin and other cryptos, and technically speaking, you'd become a millionaire just by making a few mouse clicks a week. But as anybody with even a passing understanding of risk-reward profiles will tell you, highly volatile assets like cryptocurrencies have a massive inherent risk of loss, while the probability of large gains is very small. It's a bit like a lottery ticket. Yes, somebody will probably win two or three million that weekend, but most people play all their lives never winning more than a few quid.
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11th May 2022
Wednesday 8:39 pm
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>There's a saying on /r/wallstreetbets that in a bull market, everyone is a fucking genius.

Jesus Christ.

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