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>> No. 4549 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 2:07 pm
/lab/4549 Does an Hourglass Figure Really Signal Fertility? Locked

There's some interesting comments on this article.

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 4553 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 3:49 pm
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I'm starting to get worried that maybe the mods are starting to have lives outside of this place.
>> No. 4554 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 4:43 pm
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Yeah, there has been a lot of shite and shite all done about it lately. The vibe of the whole site's getting thrown out of whack.

Stop posting threads on the wrong boards, you scum! How hard is that, for Goodness sake?
>> No. 4555 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 4:44 pm
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Fuck's sake. I don't remember agreeing to this.
>> No. 4556 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 7:54 pm
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You cunts were complaining about overmoderation a couple of months ago.

I'm just going to delete every other post and let the chips fall where they may
>> No. 4557 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 8:06 pm
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Always /lab/, always geolocates to the same area of Britain, FFS you're an actual kiddy fiddler, please just fuck off.


>> No. 84368 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 3:20 pm
/pol/84368 Fuckin' Trumpet
Why did he bow to the Rothchilds but not ARE Madge? Fucking bumder.
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>> No. 84384 Anonymous
16th July 2018
Monday 8:21 pm
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You just can't comprehend his twelve-dimensional chess level swamp draining master plan.
>> No. 84398 Anonymous
12th August 2018
Sunday 1:28 am
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I can because autism

We are legion
>> No. 84399 Anonymous
12th August 2018
Sunday 2:37 am
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I spent way to long looking for a smokester in this image, only to come to the realisation you're a clown with less wit than an Ed Miliband after-dinner speech.
>> No. 84401 Anonymous
12th August 2018
Sunday 3:09 am
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>> No. 84642 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 1:38 pm
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insert anti-Semitic joke here

(A good day to you Sir!)


>> No. 84498 Anonymous
17th October 2018
Wednesday 6:56 am
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Why is politics so much less fun these days?

It feels like the time of spectacular gaffes, John Prescott walloping someone for throwing an egg at him, Gordon Brown's live reaction to finding out he'd been recorded calling someone a bigot, Ed Miliband and his EdStone, are over. It seems as though we're now instead in the time of conspiracy theorists and the tinfoil hatters have taken over the mainstream or that perhaps social media storms are sucking the fun out of everything.
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>> No. 84505 Anonymous
18th October 2018
Thursday 10:22 am
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A lower calibre of politician. Even in 1997, The Times was calling Theresa May out on being a Robo-Politician.
Blair, Brown and Prescott were equally a step down from men like Callaghan, Healey and Benn who'd fought in the war, and even they were the B-team to Attlee and Churchill.

The other problems are economics and time. You've already got weaker raw material (political personalities), now you've got to satirise them on a shoestring budget, and you need to have the whole thing written, filmed, edited and on telly by next week because we want it to be topical and even on this timescale, by next week your satire is going to seem dated. Under these circumstances, is it surprising you get so many out-of-touch, received wisdom, this-isn't-very-funny takes on Trump, May and Corbyn from people in the same social circle?

I think even apart from alternative news, it's partially the collapse of mass media. Even if you stick to a single news site, the non-linear way you can explore it means we could both come out of a visit to the BBC News site with a completely different impression of the world. Compare with television where you'd got 4 broadly similar channels and you had to pick one of them even if it meant sitting through a documentary about flower arranging.

On Trump, I like the line a friend gave me from the Simpsons: The pie gag only works when the sap's got dignity!
The Clinton campaign shooting itself in the foot was quite funny, if you're a bit of a political wonk type of a certain persuasion, but Trump clowning around wasn't funny because he was just an undignified clown. He couldn't lower himself, and Bush had already lowered the office.
>> No. 84506 Anonymous
18th October 2018
Thursday 11:15 am
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>You've already got weaker raw material (political personalities), now you've got to satirise them on a shoestring budget, and you need to have the whole thing written, filmed, edited and on telly by next week because we want it to be topical and even on this timescale, by next week your satire is going to seem dated.

HIGNFY gave up long ago and is now largely "here's some things we hastily found on Twitter."
>> No. 84508 Anonymous
18th October 2018
Thursday 4:47 pm
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> Even in 1997, The Times was calling Theresa May out on being a Robo-Politician. Blair, Brown and Prescott were equally a step down from men like Callaghan, Healey and Benn who'd fought in the war, and even they were the B-team to Attlee and Churchill.

Hear, hear.
>> No. 84639 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 1:30 pm
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feral utopianism, where political ideology is transformed into a perverse caricature of faith.
>> No. 84641 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 1:38 pm
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Got a visa, lad?


>> No. 83382 Anonymous
27th August 2017
Sunday 9:19 am
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Beleagured Theresa May 'to quit as Prime Minister on August 30, 2019 in a bid to stop a leadership challenge' - as she tries to calm rivals with a prosecco party at Chequers

Theresa May is said to have revealed the date she will quit as Prime Minister - giving herself two years to see Brexit through first.

She has chosen Friday August 30th 2019 as the day she will step down from 10 Downing Street, it has been reported.

It comes amid a major charm offensive by Mrs May in a bid to win the support of her MPs and avoid an awkward leadership challenge.

This man is going to become Prime Minister on 1st September 2019 and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 84541 Anonymous
17th November 2018
Saturday 12:02 am
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Yeah how dare anyone suggest what happened was her fault.
>> No. 84542 Anonymous
17th November 2018
Saturday 12:19 am
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Brexit aside, I've properly got the horn for Penny Mordaunt.
>> No. 84543 Anonymous
17th November 2018
Saturday 8:43 am
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She looks like she's into pegging.
>> No. 84544 Anonymous
17th November 2018
Saturday 8:55 am
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>> No. 84640 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 1:35 pm
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The worthless childless hag of the worthless Tory party. It really should have been thrown on the scrap heap long ago, sadly tribalist fools keep it alive.


>> No. 51150 Anonymous
8th October 2013
Tuesday 9:23 pm
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Young adults in England have scored among the lowest results in the industrialised world in international literacy and numeracy tests.

A major study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows how England's 16 to 24-year-olds are falling behind their Asian and European counterparts. England is 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy out of 24 countries.

Unlike other developed countries, the study also showed that young people in England are no better at these tests than older people, in the 55 to 65 age range. When this is weighted with other factors, such as the socio-economic background of people taking the test, it shows that England is the only country in the survey where results are going backwards - with the older cohort better than the younger.

Cue lots of finger pointing and nothing changing.
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>> No. 84613 Anonymous
16th December 2018
Sunday 12:39 pm
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I agree the letters are shite and could use a change in tone.

While they reiterate that watching without a licence is illegal, they should talk about the great BBC programming that your licence fee funds. Like public television does in the US when they do their pledge drives. Or maybe they could provide a breakdown of where your money goes, like the government does for your tax bill. God knows that is sorely needed so they can admit how much they are giving Jonathan Ross and the like.
>> No. 84614 Anonymous
16th December 2018
Sunday 12:52 pm
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They could frame it as a way to vote for what you want to see on telly. British programming: it's locally sourced, supporting small businesses and not in the hands of EU or US political propaganda. That should appeal to everyone.
>> No. 84615 Anonymous
16th December 2018
Sunday 1:10 pm
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Hmm. Up to a point, mind. I can't imagine anything worse than giving the British public full control over the broadcast schedule.
>> No. 84633 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 1:15 pm
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our worthless utopian comprehensives are to blame, copied from the awful American high school model.

Is it time for the grammars to return?
>> No. 84638 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 1:28 pm
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There's no evidence that grammar schools actually provide a better education once you correct for the effects of selection. Of course schools that only select the brightest students get better exam results.


>> No. 27854 Anonymous
18th December 2018
Tuesday 6:08 pm
/emo/27854 Lost job opportunity cos of CCJ
Idk what to do mang, I just had an interview for a £130+ a day job and got shut down for having a CCJ.

I don't have £500 lying around, I work minimum wage and have barely gotten on my feet since uni. I shouldn't have taken out another card but here we are. It's the last piece of debt I have (beyond my overdraft) but it's just fucking *there*.

Any decent job seems locked off because of this thing, and apparently the one I just applied for needs to be satisfied for a year.

idk what the hell to do, I've got shit credit rating and fucked myself over future because I kind of figured I'd be able to at least get decent work, but nah man, unskilled at 27, 2:2 in humanities, studying for AAT but it just feels pointless because no decent firm would hire me.

It was £130 a day and I already know the role, now I'm making half that a day helping accountants who are billing that per hour.
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>> No. 27855 Anonymous
18th December 2018
Tuesday 6:18 pm
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Could you talk to Citizens Advice? There may be a way for you to spread the cost over a few months.
>> No. 27856 Anonymous
18th December 2018
Tuesday 7:17 pm
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You're working for an accountancy firm and studying for the AAT? You should have decent prospects once you've got experience and qualifications under your belt.
>> No. 27857 Anonymous
18th December 2018
Tuesday 7:24 pm
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What was the job?

There are a bunch of jobs (banking, finance and accountancy, sounds like you're in the last group) - where you need reasonably good credit - there is a big difference between missing a couple of payments, which will limit your ability to get a loan or mortgage, and an actual CCJ. How much is the CCJ for? Have you satisfied (ie paid) it? What story did you have around that? Did they specifically ask you about whether you had any judgements against you?
>> No. 27858 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 1:31 am
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This. Certain regulated professions can only admit individuals who are "of good character" or "a fit and proper person". That means no unspent convictions, no undischarged bankrupcies, no defaults, no CCJs, no disqualifications. Your record doesn't have to be totally unblemished, it just needs to have no massive black marks.
>> No. 27859 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 1:14 pm
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Regrettably it's not for a firm, it's first line tech support for some accounting software. Since we're talking about it all day a lot of people study for accounting qualifications during downtime. There's a lot of very smart, very unmotivated people there.


PPI Claims handling for Santander. I took out a couple of credit cards in uni, paid back one but just tried to pretend the other one didn't exist. I'd kind of forgotten about it, somehow, and applied for jobs in the meantime (this was a few years ago) and actually got through at least 2 interview processes where I was asked if I had a CCJ and I said 'no'. Wasn't until a third interview I got a call and asked if I knew anything about it. In the past couple of years I've just kind of mentioned it if asked directly otherwise not brought it up.

>How much is the CCJ for?

£370 odd last I remembered. I'm currently racking up some council tax fees as well, which wouldn't be a problem if I wasn't on SSP at the moment. Which wouldn't be a problem if there wasn't currently a fuck up in the payroll dept affecting all employees on SSP. Felt like I was so close to scraping by but with an upward trajectory. Now that feels shot.

> Your record doesn't have to be totally unblemished, it just needs to have no massive black marks.

Got no criminal record but presumably my credit rating is disgraceful. Other than the CCJ there's nothing else I can think of that's on paper, other than the lingering feeling that I should have been more responsible with my money and not become a raging depressive alcoholic through my early twenties. But hey I survived so there's that.
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>> No. 19361 Anonymous
2nd March 2011
Wednesday 10:00 am
/x/19361 Boob Physics

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>> No. 40703 Anonymous
17th December 2018
Monday 5:36 pm
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>People with a BMI of between 25 and 30 are classified as "overweight", but they in fact have a slightly higher healthy life expectancy than people classified as having a "normal weight".

From what I understand that figure is distored by when people get weighed. The records that get collected are usually from hospitals at time of death and things like cancer, and other wasting illnesses cause people to shed a lot of weight.
>> No. 40704 Anonymous
17th December 2018
Monday 6:15 pm
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We find the same thing when we do large-scale population studies with a representative sample of the general public. It's entirely possible that the results are still confounded by ill people losing weight, but the effect size is relatively small - an "overweight" woman would expect about 18 months more healthy life expectancy than a woman of "normal" weight. Based on the available evidence, it just doesn't seem to matter very much as long as your BMI is within the 20-30 range, but matters a great deal if you start creeping outside of it.

If you're within that range, I think it's far more important to concentrate on the stuff we are confident about - eat a sensible diet with plenty of vegetables, stick within the recommended alcohol intake, get at least 30 minutes of exercise five times a week and stay off the fags.

The extremes are much more important than the average. Getting no exercise at all is absolutely terrible for you, but you get nearly all of the health benefits of exercise just by walking the dog. A lot of respectable middle-class drinkers are headed for the liver ward because they're downing two bottles of wine every night. Being a bit tubby is fine, but you need to have a word with yourself if you shop at Jacomo or Simply Be. It's mostly common sense, TBH.
>> No. 40705 Anonymous
17th December 2018
Monday 6:29 pm
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Please don't bring up "large scale population studies" in this kind of thread. Imagine, years from now, someone trying to tug themselves off and they come across, so to speak, these great walls of text. Have you no consideration?
>> No. 40706 Anonymous
17th December 2018
Monday 7:05 pm
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If you don't like it, tough. I had my fun, and that's all that matters.
>> No. 40707 Anonymous
18th December 2018
Tuesday 9:19 am
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I second that


>> No. 27960 Anonymous
10th December 2018
Monday 1:17 am
/101/27960 ITT: People
Why do you hate them?
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>> No. 28051 Anonymous
14th December 2018
Friday 6:12 pm
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>kicks your ass, destroys all that he cannot carry and takes a shit on your favourite carpet

Moving the goalposts a bit from 'poor people commit crimes for economic reasons' m8
>> No. 28052 Anonymous
14th December 2018
Friday 7:51 pm
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Almost all poor people that I had the misfortune to meet have a mindset that can be condensed in: "I was born poor and I had a shittier life than yours, so I am justified in behaving in the shittiest way possible."
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14th December 2018
Friday 7:53 pm
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I understand his objection, if not his cuntyness. The majority of poor people don't just go around swindling and burgling, and their personal ethics will be a big part of that. Meanwhile I know very wealthy people who have similarly strict morals and are the sort of people who would never fuck others over given the opportunity.
>> No. 28054 Anonymous
14th December 2018
Friday 8:11 pm
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>> No. 28055 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 7:15 am
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>kicks your ass
Go home, Yank.


>> No. 16877 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 10:38 am
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>The calorie content of meals in UK restaurants is "excessive" and sit-down restaurants are unhealthier than fast-food chains, BMJ research suggests.

>Health experts say meals should not exceed 600 calories, but in this study they averaged 1,033 in restaurants and 751 in fast-food chains. University of Liverpool researchers analysed thousands of meals from places like Hungry Horse and McDonald's. They said their findings were a cause for concern. The research team looked at more than 13,500 meals on the menus of 21 sit-down restaurants and six fast-food chains. By using online company information on calorie content, only one in 10 meals was classed as healthy or fewer than 600kcal, as recommended by Public Health England. And nearly half of the meals contained 1,000kcal or more.

>Sit-down restaurants were five times more likely to offer high-calorie meals of 1,000kcal or more than fast-food restaurants, the research found. Dr Eric Robinson, lead researcher from Liverpool's department of psychological science, said the results were "shocking" but probably underestimated the calories consumed in restaurants. "We don't know about energy intake but 'plate clearing' is a common behaviour. Our analysis did not include drinks, starters, desserts or side orders."

>Hungry Horse restaurants had the highest average meal calorie content of 1,358kcal. Chains including Flaming Grill, Stone House and Sizzling Pubs were not far behind, with an average of 1,200kcal per meal. KFC topped the fast-food list with an average of 987 calories per meal offered. Burger King, McDonald's and Subway were around 700kcal.

>Even when the study compared similar meals, the energy content in restaurant meals was greater. Burger meals in restaurants contained an average of 414kcal more energy than burger meals in fast-food chains, while salad meals in restaurants had 142kcal more energy than fast food salads. Dr Robinson said portion size, the ingredients used and cooking methods could explain the difference, but he said the food industry had to make changes. "It's really clear what the food industry need to do. They need to act more responsibly and reduce the number of calories that they're serving." The government is currently consulting on a plan to introduce mandatory labelling in restaurants, takeaways and cafes, which is likely to finish in the new year.

>Kate Nicholls, chief executive of trade association UKHospitality, said restaurants, pubs and other hospitality businesses were already taking action to reduce calories and offer healthier dishes - but there were costs to consider too. "Proposals to shrink the size of dishes or cap calories would be yet another burden for hard-pressed operators to absorb, resulting in prices going up and investment in businesses going down; inevitably negatively impacting the overall customer experience."

>Dr Robinson said research showed that meals eaten out of the home contained more calories and with more people having restaurant food delivered to their homes using online services, the problem could be getting worse. The study relied on information provided online by restaurant chains on calorie content. Very few provided calorie labelling on their menus. The researchers said it was possible the fast-food sector was now offering more lower-energy meals and healthier options, after pressure from campaigners to do so.
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>> No. 16893 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 5:56 pm
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>Who can after-all forget the classic of American indoctrination:

Fuck. no.
>> No. 16894 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 6:06 pm
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I think they were just pissing about in most of them.
>> No. 16899 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 7:42 pm
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Isn't that more the case of Americans of the more paranoid variety mistaking advise = da ebul gubbmamint taking away our freedums
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13th December 2018
Thursday 8:08 pm
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I guess you're not really free unless you are free to be fat.
>> No. 16903 Anonymous
14th December 2018
Friday 11:00 am
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> 'nudge theory'
Thanks for reminding me how it's called. I've been trying to recall that bloody title since the morning.
Autism thoroughly checked.


>> No. 418197 Anonymous
27th June 2018
Wednesday 1:20 am
/b/418197 Things which are mildly amusing but not enough to warrant their own thread.
I was in a meeting tonight and two people walked in late during a minute's silence. I was just thinking how truly weird it must have been for them to walk in and everyone was sitting there in dead silence.
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>> No. 421149 Anonymous
10th October 2018
Wednesday 8:44 pm
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I work with a French guy, often after hanging up on customers he quietly signs off with "off you fuck".
>> No. 421183 Anonymous
12th October 2018
Friday 7:33 pm
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I was at a company retreat once where somebody from another office introduced himself as Richard Ryder.

He insisted on being called Richard.
>> No. 422856 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 4:45 am
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I like the way the Cambridge Dictionary pronunciation people said "meh". They really put their hearts into it.
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13th December 2018
Thursday 4:49 am
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Does the Collins one sigh into the mic after?
>> No. 422872 Anonymous
14th December 2018
Friday 2:21 am
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I prefer the Tucker classic 'Fuckity-bye'.


>> No. 4737 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 8:00 am
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Do appetite suppressants actually work?

I'm putting on weight but I'm not overeating out of boredom or anything like that; I genuinely feel hungry a lot of the time.
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>> No. 4739 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 10:23 am
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Any really effective drug is going to come with side effects, so I'd encourage you to think about the underlying causes first.

The biology for hunger and satiety is a bit more complex than most people acknowledge. You might do well to read up on hormonal regulators like leptin and ghrelin, and what affects them. For example, losing sleep can affect how we experience hunger and how we digest food.

The solution to your problem could be something as simple as eating slower, giving you a chance to feel satiated before eating too many calories.

It's well known that people are capable of eating a lot more calories from hyper-palatable foods like chocolate or salted chips/skinny fries. Something as simple as adding highly satiating foods like protein or vegetables, in place of snacks, might help.

Also, are you on any drugs for which increased appetite is a known side effect? Antidepressants, steroids, etc.?

It's also worth asking, are you currently underweight or overweight? Often our perceptions of our bodyweight dont line up with the reality. Have you experienced any kind of disordered eating in the past?
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13th December 2018
Thursday 11:14 am
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I drink quite a lot of water at work. This might sound daft but it feels a bit... thin and hollow is probably the best way to describe it; not filling. Perhaps I just need to add lemon or honey to it.

I'm not on any drugs. I'm about 5'11" and I'm not entirely sure on my weight; I think it's somewhere around 12 stone. I'm reaching the point where I'm going to have to go from 32" jeans to 34" ones.

I do eat vegetables with most meals. I think the issue might be that I follow a largely vegetarian diet and it simply doesn't fill you the way that meat does.
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13th December 2018
Thursday 12:58 pm
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Did you change to this mostly veg diet recently?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that you're consciously registering cravings and mid-morning hunger pangs more because you're naturally climbing a jean size as you get older. 34" is fine and the increase is expected at this time of year with the winter gorging and Christmas treats. Eat and be merry now but get on the old bike come January to burn it off before summer.
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13th December 2018
Thursday 2:02 pm
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> I'm going to have to go from 32" jeans to 34" ones
I'm 5'7 and a healthy weight and my waist is about about 32" you sound fine.

From a medical point of view you sound perfecly healthy, my crude math says your BMI is 23.5 and your body fat is under 20% if you want to be slimmer you are probably at the point where exercise would be better then dieting.
>> No. 4743 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 6:49 pm
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Get some scales. Healthy BMI was 20-25, but lower bound was taken down to 18. Sorry to say, but it's highly unlikely you have some hormonal leptin secretion defect that's influencing your weight. The answer is the same as it's ever been; and it's as horrible as it ever was -- eat less, exercise more.

There's a proven link between increased stress and weight gain, and a link between <N hours of sleep and increased stress. Aside from the other bad side effects, this is one way in which caffeinated beverages might hurt somebody on a diet even though they're 0-calorie. They're also diuretics, which I think is bad for appetite regulation.

Check out --

That's another mechanism to link lack of sleep and overeating. Dr. Cheke's other research is interesting. The strength of your memory of how recently you eat, will influence when you eat next. If you eat with distractions (eg. using your phone, in front of the TV), you remember the episode less well, and eat your next meal sooner. She's investigating a hypothesis of a causal link between age-related memory impairment, and weight gain in middle age -- people gain weight in middle age; middle age is when memory begins to decline. Lots of interesting research, lots of academics and medics with lots of explanations as to why everybody's fat now. But there's a consensus on the solution, which is, "eat less, exercise more".


>> No. 418310 Anonymous
2nd July 2018
Monday 1:01 pm
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New week thread.

What is happening in your life?
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>> No. 422826 Anonymous
11th December 2018
Tuesday 2:10 pm
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Dusseldorf... nothing bad happens in Dusseldorf, does it? Not since The War, anyway. I think I'll move there at some point.
>> No. 422828 Anonymous
12th December 2018
Wednesday 2:33 am
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Isn't dussel also German for idiot, or something like it?

There was an elderly couple who lived across the street from my parents', and the wife was German.

You could sometimes hear her say to her husband "Du Bist Ein Dussel".
>> No. 422845 Anonymous
12th December 2018
Wednesday 9:54 pm
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So ARE Terry just survived the vote of confidence.
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13th December 2018
Thursday 11:03 am
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I think it is.
But then, the place is really called Düsseldorf and with those two points above the 'u' it seems to be a different thing. Not the idiot village.

[x] Autism. About time.
>> No. 422862 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 12:52 pm
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The notorious German umlauts then.


>> No. 11413 Anonymous
25th November 2018
Sunday 6:51 pm
/beat/11413 Musicals
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>> No. 11414 Anonymous
25th November 2018
Sunday 8:52 pm
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Love a bit of West Side Story.
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26th November 2018
Monday 5:23 am
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>> No. 11418 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 5:27 am
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>OK, ready for something REALLY different? I mean something so different that most hip-hop DJs would rather cut off their own hands than even admit to owning this mix? Then you're looking for DJ Moneyshot's "Showtune Dummies!" mix. Yes, for the first time in musical history, a hip-hop/scratch DJ has turned his hand to an entire mix of musicals tunes. Fear not, though it's not (all) Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Grease. Well, not all. There are funny tracks from Avenue Q, Evil Dead: The Musical and Scrubs. It's not hip-hop, but it's flipping funny. All I can suggest is that you get in touch with your inner homosexual and get involved. I'm comfortable enough with my sexuality to bump "Diet! The Musical" in the whip.

>DJ Yoda, HHC, August '08
>> No. 11452 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 7:34 am
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If music from films in general also counts then this will always hold a place close to my heart.


>> No. 22563 Anonymous ## Mod ##
7th December 2018
Friday 11:41 am
/e/22563 Discord Game Server Stickied
So, lets shift focus a bit. We have a Discord now, so we have a place to organise playing games with each other as well as shitpost. This is permanent invite link, so you can come and go as you please with no hassle.
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>> No. 22611 Anonymous
10th December 2018
Monday 10:24 am
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It's pretty obvious that a Discord clique has begun to form and they've decided they should spread disinformation to discredit any alternative from of real-time communication.
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10th December 2018
Monday 10:37 am
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And it's ran by the mods. So if you try and say anything you get banned.

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 22613 Anonymous
10th December 2018
Monday 10:38 am
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Why do you have a chip on your shoulder about posts on a different board, on a different topic, from possibly more than a month ago?
>> No. 22614 Anonymous
10th December 2018
Monday 10:39 am
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I'm pretty sure he was joking m8


>> No. 26952 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 9:51 pm
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I'm getting ham SMS messages from my operator offering me deals.

It says to opt out I can text 80159. When I do that this appears. Is this even legal? My contract is unlimited texts or is it just Android being overzealou
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>> No. 26954 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 10:17 pm
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It's Virgin Media.

Thanks for the info.
>> No. 26955 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 10:18 pm
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Android's messaging application doesn't know the details of your contract, so I would assume it won't cost you anything.
>> No. 26956 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 11:28 pm
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Threaten their customer service with GDPR then if they don't unsubscribe you for free. They'll respond quickly.
>> No. 26957 Anonymous
9th December 2018
Sunday 12:06 am
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Turn off Twilight before taking screenshots lad.
>> No. 26958 Anonymous
10th December 2018
Monday 3:37 am
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He can watch whatever he likes, you judgemental git.


>> No. 16782 Anonymous
4th December 2018
Tuesday 12:03 pm
/news/16782 UK police wants AI to stop violent crime before it happens

>As for exactly what will happen when such individuals are identified, that is still a matter of discussion, says Donnelly. He says the intention isn’t to pre-emptively arrest anyone, but rather to provide support from local health or social workers. For example, they could offer counselling to any individual with a history of mental health issues that had been flagged by NDAS as being likely to commit a violent crime. Potential victims could be contacted by social services.
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>> No. 16819 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 6:02 pm
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It essentially means a weakening of the presumption of innocence.

Very generally speaking, police and other authorities can't investigate the average innocent person with no hint at all that they might be guilty of a crime, "just because". The presumption of innocence in this case means that authorities are only allowed to become active when there is an indication that something might be up with you.

But if you gather data from pretty much every citizen for the specific purpose of checking if they have done something illegal, then that's already a few steps removed from the idea that generally speaking, an innocent citizen must be left alone.

Also, the effectiveness of this kind of mass data mining is doubtful. Many European countries have had blanket online data gathering and retention programmes in place, quite a few have also abandoned them again after public protest and high court rulings in those respective countries, and when they evaluated the results of all the data gathering, they very typically found that it didn't significantly reduce online crime itself, or even increase the rate of solved crimes, which had been the biggest argument in favour of the measure. Real professional criminals typically knew how to circumvent the data gathering, as they usually do, and the only people who got caught in slightly increasing numbers were a handful of hapless kiddie porn downloaders and filesharers. But even they increasingly began to successfully cover their tracks.

Most national high courts have ruled that all this did not justify putting an entire country's population under suspicion by keeping all their online data.
>> No. 16828 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 11:37 am
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>in the US, for instance, a sentencing advisor used in some states has been recommending harsher sentences for black people because black people get harsher sentences

And these feedback loops of self evidence are what makes the whole idea so dangerous.

And it already occurs the same way with "heat maps" used by local police in some countries to predict at what time of day which areas of a city could see increased street crime. If you are then unlucky enough, especially as a black person, to be in that area at that time, then you are going to look guilty even if all you really veryfiably did was pass along that street out of sheer coincidence.

And then if you throw AI into the mix, the mere fact that you were in that area at a time when street crime was predicted to be most likely can worsen your crime probability score or whatever you want to call it.
>> No. 16846 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 3:25 pm
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Did they really abandon it though or just put under a better cover?
Power trips are tough to let go.
>> No. 16847 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 8:30 pm
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I imagine some did what they did in this country and basically legislated to overrule the courts. Remember that "emergency bill" to reinstate "necessary" powers? You know, the powers that the courts had ruled they should not have had?
>> No. 16854 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 11:51 pm
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I think Austria axed it completely, as well as the Czech Republic. And I think Frau Merkel's government wanted to go back to data collection after Germany's high court struck it down, banking on loopholes both in EU and German high court rulings, but some ISPs in Germany then sued the government on technicalities. And the end result is that they've got a law that says ISPs must store user data, but the ISPs aren't doing it because they won the lawsuit against the German government.

There was a whole story on that on Zdnet a while ago, pretty fascinating, can't find it now.


>> No. 8980 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:10 pm
/beat/8980 ITT: Songs in a foreign language
Ásgeir Trausti - Heimförin (Icelandic folk music)

Kaizers Orchestra - Knekker Deg Til Sist (Norwegian alt-rock)

Chetes - Camino a Casa (apparently this counts as pop rock in Mexico)

I guess songs in English by non-native speaking artists are fine too.
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>> No. 11440 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 11:22 am
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>> No. 11441 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 6:56 pm
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you lads are sleeping on BAND-MAID ngl
>> No. 11442 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:25 pm
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I haven't clicked yet but that sounds like a Babymetal rip off.
>> No. 11443 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:26 pm
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Oh they're actually good though.
>> No. 11444 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:54 pm
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The Japanese have been mixing metal/rock with j-pop for a while though. Maximum the Hormone are a prime example of it.


>> No. 4012 Anonymous
14th December 2012
Friday 9:36 am
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Applying for JSA links
Both are a little out of date.
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>> No. 12780 Anonymous
2nd December 2018
Sunday 4:57 pm
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MD5 isn't secure, as people have found ways to modify inputs to give the same output.
>> No. 12781 Anonymous
2nd December 2018
Sunday 5:13 pm
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You're confusing collisions with preimage attacks.
>> No. 12782 Anonymous
2nd December 2018
Sunday 5:13 pm
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>100 meters
20, lad. Tell them you can't walk more than 20. Trust me.
>> No. 12783 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 10:12 am
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No problem, if I stay 2 days without taking 'prol and 'mide I am unable to walk 20 meters without gasping for air.


>> No. 7430 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 6:04 pm
/£$€¥/7430 The Utility of second hand shops
I went into CEX today. I am fascinated how the pricing works in these shops and what it says about society. Anything newish will be priced at close to new but historical items but when you think about it it doesn't make sense that deadpool 2 is somehow ten times more valuable then the complete Lord of the rings trilogy. Assassin's Creed 1 and 2, Cod:mw2 for the PS 3 are all priced at 75p these were triple A games, best sellers and therefore should be considered classics. Yet 'hamsterz' for the DS is priced at £4. It seems strange that the market would consider that game 5 times more valuable.

I don't doubt the sanity of the pricing of the seller but it seems odd that is what these things are worth.
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>> No. 7440 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 11:45 pm
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It's been some many years since I played computer games and visited a CEX store but I was always blown away by their ability to absolutely stink.
>> No. 7441 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 1:26 am
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I seen an alleged employ try and claim, on 4chan, this was because "It's a company for greasy moshers, ran by greasy moshers." I replied implying he was the lad who got arrested for raping a lass at the annual festival they do for staff every year and he said she was a liar. I don't know if I accidentially shitposted myself into outing a rapist, but I digress.

CeX is full of the absolute foulest human beings and foulest smelling men and women I've ever had the misfortune of socialising with, with rare exceptions. Some people will say "It attracts smelly bastards." but poor people are poor, not dirty. It's 100% the staff. If you ever go into one run by someone who isn't a balding millenial wearing a Trivium T-shirt, the staff are all young student age men and women who are clean and smell fine. If it is, it reeks like lynx and stale BO and the staff are all fat with bad breath; even the women.

This is fact and can't be disproved.
>> No. 7442 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 1:48 am
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>This is fact and can't be disproved.

The trump defence.
>> No. 7443 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 11:45 am
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I remember once dropping a CV off there and the guy I waited in the queue to give it to said "Give it to the manager" and started serving other people. Didn't know who the manager was so I just stood there until he repeated "Give it to the manager" and I asked him who was the manager, and he pointed to the guy stood next to him, who up until now had been totally ignoring me.
>> No. 7444 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 9:44 pm
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I had an interview at CEX as a teenlad jobseeker but didn't get the job. Probably for the best.


>> No. 5056 Anonymous
17th October 2014
Friday 8:18 pm
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How often do you keep clothes for?

I've realised today that I haven't bought a single item of clothing in 2014, I think the last thing I bought was a duffle coat towards the end of last year. Most of my shirts are from 2012 and I have at least two from 2007, although they are rarely worn.

The picture isn't really related, but the world needs more Dave Benson Phillips.
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>> No. 5902 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 10:38 pm
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Why not just replace the zip?
>> No. 5903 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 11:13 pm
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I think I've got my money's worth out of them; they were part of a 2 for £20 set from Burton and I got student discount on top of that.
>> No. 5904 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 11:22 am
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Just yesterday I put on a t-shirt and realised that I had bought it 15 years ago.
>> No. 5905 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 11:44 am
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I have a 22 year old jumper. Stills gets a run out now and then.
>> No. 5906 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 11:51 am
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I have a load of t-shirts from bands that mostly no longer exist, from about fifteen years ago. Nothing makes me feel older or reminds me more of my faded youth.

Amazingly the bloke from Johnny Foreigner is still going though.


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