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>> No. 28986 Anonymous
30th September 2019
Monday 2:42 pm
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I'm gonna be 40 next year and I'm shitting it. I haven't done anything in life and I'm still living with my parents due to disabilities.

How to cope with mid-life crisis?
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>> No. 28991 Anonymous
1st October 2019
Tuesday 4:06 am
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>>28990

Arguably the most important concept in Buddhism is "dukkha". The word is impossible to precisely translate into English, but the closest word is probably "dissatisfaction". Pain is dukkha, sickness is dukkha, wanting something we can't have is dukkha, having something and losing it is dukkha, wanting things to change is dukkha, wanting things to stay the same is dukkha.

The goal of Buddhist practice is the cessation of dukkha, which is achieved by following the Noble Eightfold Path. By living a morally virtuous life, gaining insight into the nature of reality and learning to focus the mind through meditation, we can achieve a state of liberation (nirvana).

Traditional Buddhists believe that nirvana allows us to escape the cycle of death and rebirth, while secular Buddhists simply believe that it allows us to achieve true inner peace - no fear, no yearning, no anger, no greed, no pleasure, no pain, just a complete acceptance of reality as it is, not how we would like it to be.

That state of being might seem like it would be terribly flat and meaningless, but really it's the opposite. Think about what it means to completely and unconditionally accept another person. I can't say whether I've ever met an enlightened being, but I have met a few monks who treated me with absolute acceptance; these were undoubtedly the most profound experiences of my life.

This channel is an excellent guide to Buddhist thought, without any waffle or nonsense:



From a religious Buddhist perspective, I can recommend the teachings of Ajahn Brahm and Ajahn Amaro. They're both British blokes who were ordained in the Thai forest tradition, which is a no-nonsense working-class school of Buddhism. They've got loads of talks and guided meditations on YouTube. The robes and chanting are a bit weirdy-beardy, but if you can look past that, there's loads of really useful stuff to learn.
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>> No. 28992 Anonymous
1st October 2019
Tuesday 12:06 pm
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>>28990
I'd written about this in one of the mid-week/week-end threads. Drank a bit too much one day, woke up on the next one with perfect silence in my head.
Whilst I can't say anything about enlightenment I can vouch that it's pleasant in its own way. I woudn't be remembering that morning so fondly otherwise.

Sage for excessive spirituality, if you catch my drift.
>> No. 28996 Anonymous
1st October 2019
Tuesday 2:19 pm
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>>28988
>got own place
It might be easier than you think to find an affordable bedsit or small flat that can accomodate disability.
>travel
Travel will start with a visit to your Mum every week, from there you can step out into town and further a field.
>social life
Perhaps find a church or charity coffee shop. After a while you'll get to recognise some regulars. Just sitting around people can be enough society at times.
>money
Being disabled would mean you're elegible for PIP, right, and housing benefit?
>sex
All this time about town will definitely cut into your masturbation habit. You'll start to notice more women, and they'll start to notice you.
>job
Who knows where a voluntry possition at that coffee shop might lead? Perhaps you'll be the best damn sweeper they've seen and be reccomended for a job in Dominoes.

I'm learning not to head-first into things, but dip toe and gently wade into comfortable waters. Sometimes i slip or fall, but footing can be found without panic. A step starts with a single journey, and all that.
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>> No. 28997 Anonymous
1st October 2019
Tuesday 2:52 pm
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>>28996
Not OP, but this is good advice. If you put yourself into these kinds of situations you'll be suprised how events can precipitate onwards into new experiences. It's not always easy to follow through with it all, but it is certainly worth it when you do. The phrase "the world's your oyster" is more astute than it gets credit for. Be like General Patton's Third US Army: just keep barrelling onwards until you run out of fuel or hit a fortification full of Jerries, then carry on some more.

About time I followed my own damn advice.
>> No. 28998 Anonymous
1st October 2019
Tuesday 3:53 pm
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>>28991
According to this Vinay Gupta guy, Hinduism sees enlightenment as a fringe activity that isn't for everyone.

http://vinay.howtolivewiki.com/blog/other/my-thoughtmenu-on-enlightenment-3644

He also did some talks on meditation where he mentioned some potential pitfalls to meditating if you have pre-existing mental issues. I found it pretty interesting considering how everyone these days is talking up the benefits of meditation.

http://files.howtolivewiki.com/.meditation_2015/transcripts/Vinay%20Gupta%20on%20Meditation.pdf

> One of the things that will tend to come up in this state of profound nothing-to-be-doneness, this kind of regal indolence, is irritations at an emotional level. Because our lives are filled with incomplete emotional transactions, trauma, or if you’re unlucky, post traumatic stress disorder. There can be an ocean of incomplete emotional stuff. The stuff which can simply be put down are the petty emotions like the murderous desire to have revenge upon the person who has finally succeeded in scuffing your new white shoes. Eventually this will just go away. The hard stuff is the deep emotional trauma. The places where our parents betrayed us. The places when death came into our lives when we were far too young to deal with it. People that we might have accidentally got killed in a car accident if we were profoundly unlucky. All kinds of really bad real-world stuff that leaves us scarred and broken.

> These kind of issues have two levels. There is the primary trauma level where there is still the open wound of the thing that happened, and the secondary trauma level, where our world model gets broken by the fact that this has happened. The primary emotional trauma, meditation is not a great way of dealing with. The primary emotional trauma is best dealt with by therapy and getting a hug or potentially things like MDMA for PTSD. All of those emotional trauma-related workloads have to be worked out somewhere if you’re going to be doing a lot of meditation, because meditation will tend to stimulate them. But meditation is a not a great way of resolving them, because if the emotional injury causes you to feel isolated and alone the best place to work that out is not when you are isolated and alone because you’re meditating. You need secondary and tertiary mechanisms for processing the emotional stuff that will come up. Meditation alone is not enough. It will cause re-traumatisation for things which are isolation-based problems. However, in terms of coming to peace with emotions which you should have felt and choose not to, things you distracted yourself from because you stayed busy, things that you just always blocked out from thinking about, the places where you have to feel things that you already feel and acknowledge the feelings you already have, all of those kind of processes can be done alone on a mat. What can’t be done is the stuff where you’ve become disconnected from humanity because you’re not going to get more connected to humanity on your own. That’s quite important to remember. A lot of people will say that meditation will get everything. I don’t think it will - at least it’s not the short path through everything.

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>> No. 64136 Paedofag
30th September 2019
Monday 4:30 pm
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>> No. 22298 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:07 pm
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I know I'm a bit late to the party but I'm considering getting either a PS4 or an Xbox One. I'm assuming these days there's little difference between the two other than having the odd exclusive title. I've seen a few Xbox One bundles in the region of £150 - £200 so I'll probably go for one of them as they're cheaper than what I've seen for the PS4.

Have I left it too late, as in are the next generation of consoles expected any day now? Also, which games do you lads recommend? I'm a bit out of the loop with gaming.
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>> No. 22893 Anonymous
10th June 2019
Monday 7:40 pm
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>>22892
Most yanks I know have gigabit connections and are constantly raving about it.
>> No. 22894 Anonymous
10th June 2019
Monday 9:07 pm
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>>22893
What about the Yanks you don't know?
>> No. 22895 Anonymous
10th June 2019
Monday 9:52 pm
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>>22894
They have gigabit connections too, but don't rave about them.
>> No. 23055 Anonymous
30th September 2019
Monday 6:31 am
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OP here, finally going to get around to buying a console later this year under the guise of a Christmas present for laddo. His friends all own Xboxes so my current line of thinking is:

• Buy the Xbox One S 1TB bundle with two controllers, FIFA 20 and The Division 2 for £199.
• Trade both games in at CeX for £50 in credit and buy a few games better suited for him, along the lines of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Monster Hunter: World, Tekken or Overwatch.

https://www.game.co.uk/en/m/1tb-xbox-one-s-with-extra-controller-fifa-20-the-division-2-and-now-tv-2662111
>> No. 23056 Anonymous
30th September 2019
Monday 12:03 pm
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>>23055
Just buy him an N64 and insist you think it's the same thing.

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>> No. 63768 Auntiefucker
22nd July 2019
Monday 8:04 pm
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Help! I'm playing Scrabble against midge ure. I’ve only got 4 letters left, but they mean nothing to me.
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>> No. 63771 Are Moaty
22nd July 2019
Monday 9:12 pm
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>>63769
>RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 1981
THIS IS SQUARELY IN GRANDDAD TERRITORY.
>> No. 63772 Auntiefucker
23rd July 2019
Tuesday 12:28 am
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pls explain
>> No. 63773 Searchfag
23rd July 2019
Tuesday 12:43 am
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>>63772

Say it out loud. I didn't figure it out until I googled it.
>> No. 63774 R4GE
23rd July 2019
Tuesday 12:45 am
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>>63772

i get it now "oh vienna"
>> No. 64135 Are Moaty
29th September 2019
Sunday 9:39 am
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Why shouldn't you marry a tennis player?

love means nothing to them.

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>> No. 64110 R4GE
23rd September 2019
Monday 5:08 pm
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If I submit an anonymous tip then how are they going to give me my cash prize?
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>> No. 64129 Crabkiller
27th September 2019
Friday 3:28 pm
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>>64110
It's a trap. They aren't actually going to reward you. The "prize" will be a sting operation.
>> No. 64130 YubYub
27th September 2019
Friday 7:04 pm
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>>64129
I think the idea is meant to be that you report your competitors, not your boss.
>> No. 64131 Anonymous
27th September 2019
Friday 8:02 pm
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>>64130
Snitches get stitches, m7.
>> No. 64132 Anonymous
28th September 2019
Saturday 1:17 am
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>>64131
The game has changed, frienderino. Snitches get bitches.
>> No. 64133 Are Moaty
28th September 2019
Saturday 4:36 am
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>>64132

Tell that to adrian lamo. reconstituted pork product in gravy got his dime bag cut with ricin. Y0.

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>> No. 29018 Anonymous
27th September 2019
Friday 9:39 pm
/101/29018 Magazines
I get that magazines are more or less obsolete now, except for a few silly sods like me who impulse buy them from time to time.
But how exactly have we ended up with the "November" issues hitting the shelves in September?
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>> No. 29019 Anonymous
27th September 2019
Friday 9:40 pm
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It's called a quarterly.
>> No. 29020 Anonymous
27th September 2019
Friday 9:44 pm
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No, it's definitely monthly.
>> No. 29021 Anonymous
27th September 2019
Friday 9:46 pm
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It's four weekly.

https://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/store/back-issues/practical-fishkeeping
>> No. 29022 Anonymous
27th September 2019
Friday 10:19 pm
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It's mainly for the benefit of WH Smith. Nobody likes buying old magazines, so releasing the "November" issue in September extends the shelf life. Also, international subscribers feel like they're getting the latest issue even if it takes six weeks to arrive by surface mail.
>> No. 29023 Anonymous
27th September 2019
Friday 10:54 pm
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The cover date is for the newsagent, not you. It's the date when they're supposed to withdraw the issue from sale. Typically a monthly magazine will publish either 12 or 13 issues per year (the latter usually includes a Christmas issue). In this case, the November issue goes on sale from 25/09, and will be removed from the shelves around 01/11, by which time the December issue should have turned up.

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>> No. 86341 Anonymous
22nd July 2019
Monday 7:49 pm
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This man is going to become Prime Minister tomorrow and it's going to be fucking awesome awful.
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>> No. 86841 Anonymous
26th September 2019
Thursday 12:14 am
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>>86840
Contrary to popular belief, the plot of Air Bud is not an accurate summary of legal practice.
>> No. 86843 Anonymous
26th September 2019
Thursday 1:33 am
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So this is what the finest educational establishments in the country are turning out?
>> No. 86848 Anonymous
26th September 2019
Thursday 4:24 pm
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>>86843

"What would you like for supper, dear?"

"Well, myself- that is to say, I, will not commit to a potentially catastrophic outcome before weighing up all the options that are on the table."

"But I haven't even put out the plates and cutlery yet."

"Then I will answer that question when the time is right."
>> No. 86856 Anonymous
26th September 2019
Thursday 7:58 pm
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The no deal has been part of his plan all along. Why bother fucking around negotiating at all? Just plan for the worst, hope for the best and stiff upper lip, etc.
>> No. 86857 Anonymous
26th September 2019
Thursday 8:19 pm
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I look forward to your next article in the FT, m8.

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>> No. 13251 Anonymous
12th September 2019
Thursday 1:59 pm
/job/13251 security guard cunts at the jobcentre
these dickheads get paid £8 a hour to shuffle around and stare at you whilst you actually try and find meaningful employment,use the computers to use universal jobmatch.

occasionally they need to throw out the odd violent twat so maybe one or two of these lot are required, but the government seems to think that having eleven of them per jobcentre is required.

they shuffle about and stare at you like this like they were lobotomised and turned into robocops. this is what they do all day and the government considers it value for money.
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>> No. 13288 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 11:36 am
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>>13286
If they actually expect to be attacked by AJ, they're doing it wrong anyway.
>> No. 13289 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 1:28 pm
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>>13282
Being a security guard is a pretty cushty job at the best of times but imagine how laid back it is with fourteen other people to pick up the slack.
>> No. 13291 Anonymous
19th September 2019
Thursday 9:51 pm
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I did my own dole hunting yesterday and there were three security bods in the building. Two were on the fat side of normal sized, but one was about six foot four inches tall and built like a cave troll. I assume the tubby two just exist to point him in the right direction when things go sour.

Also everyone there quite nice, probably because I'm dead charming and lovely, unlike you miserable buggers.
>> No. 13292 Anonymous
19th September 2019
Thursday 10:09 pm
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The other two are ammo for him to lob.
>> No. 13294 Anonymous
26th September 2019
Thursday 4:48 pm
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I'm just hijacking this thread for my own Job Centre related /101/ moaning now, but today, as I sat in a Job Centre and agreed to my "Universal Credit commitments" my claim was closed in real time, by someone in another part of the country, as I had not yet agreed to said commitments, despite being moments away from doing so. Now I get to enjoy more looks of disappointed bafflement than usual as I explain a situation that "has never happened before" according to the chap I was meeting with.

I think I owe Ken Loach an apology, this is buggered and it's actually left me quite depressed.

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>> No. 64119 Anonymous
25th September 2019
Wednesday 7:39 pm
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I don't get it.
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>> No. 64121 Crabkiller
25th September 2019
Wednesday 8:27 pm
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>>64120
You leave Paula alone.
>> No. 64122 Are Moaty
25th September 2019
Wednesday 8:38 pm
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>>64121
But she's almost got her mouth closed in that one.

19:57:30
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcnews
>> No. 64125 Anonymous
25th September 2019
Wednesday 10:15 pm
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>>64120

I once wrote her a letter and asked her why she was voting against IIIWW when Dewsbury voted to leave, but I didn't get an answer.
>> No. 64126 Ambulancelad
25th September 2019
Wednesday 11:47 pm
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>>64119
It's like Narnia, but not.

I'd probably like Abbott more if she started giving me Turkish Delights tbh.
>> No. 64127 Ambulancelad
26th September 2019
Thursday 6:51 am
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>>64126
If you asked Abbott for a Turkish delight you'd probably be committing some form of -ism.

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>> No. 4917 Anonymous
30th July 2013
Tuesday 6:01 pm
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Sounds like the knob-jockeys need to man up.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/jul/30/liverpool-unacceptable-words-discrimination
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>> No. 8855 Anonymous
4th September 2019
Wednesday 12:54 pm
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I think their explanation is even better.

>Please consider this attitude of Italian fans as a form of respect for the fact they are afraid of you for the goals you might score against their teams and not because they hate you or they are racist.

We're making monkey chants at you because we respect you so much and hope that they will put you off as they're usually associated with dolphin rape, but we're not doing it to be racist. No siree.
>> No. 8856 Anonymous
4th September 2019
Wednesday 1:57 pm
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>>8853
Stupid fucking greaseballs.
>> No. 8857 Anonymous
25th September 2019
Wednesday 12:23 pm
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You can't even compare a black teammate to a cartoon character without people getting all uppity about it.
>> No. 8858 Anonymous
25th September 2019
Wednesday 1:29 pm
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>>8856

Are you calling them greaseballs as a sign of respect, by any chance?
>> No. 8859 Anonymous
25th September 2019
Wednesday 3:42 pm
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Oh, absolutely. I hold those half-witted, spaghetti slurping, dago dickheads in the highest of regards.

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>> No. 63606 YubYub
5th July 2019
Friday 4:54 am
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Mods are asleep

Post Ossett
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>> No. 63616 Auntiefucker
5th July 2019
Friday 3:04 pm
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Not sure how I feel about that photo, the distortion is so uncanny.

Also it was taken in Oss*tt lol
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6th July 2019
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Only about a tenner above the usual rates
I'd imagine.
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25th September 2019
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>> No. 2605 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 1:14 pm
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The bleed valve on my radiator is leaking very slightly, about 1 drop a day. I was thinking of taking it out, quickly wrapping it with some PTFE tape and putting it back in.

Is this advisable?
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>> No. 2606 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 2:38 pm
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You'll stop the leak, but you'll also lose the ability to easily bleed the radiator. You can buy a replacement bleed valve for about £2. They're not hard to fit.

https://www.wonkeedonkeetools.co.uk/radiator-keys/how-to-fit-and-remove-blanking-plugs-and-bleed-plugs
>> No. 2607 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 3:28 pm
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Stop using your central heating to save the climate.
>> No. 2608 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 8:39 pm
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Why? Do you want the climate to fall apart? Central heating is the only thing that can save us.
>> No. 2609 Anonymous
22nd September 2019
Sunday 9:43 am
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Odds on, it's just a bit of grot stuck in the valve. Arm yourself with a couple of cotton buds and a bit of kitchen roll - whip the screw out, scrub its pointy end with the kitchen roll. Wipe the mating surface inside the rad with a cotton bud.
You may want to depressurise the system first if you don't have a stinky water fetish,
>> No. 2610 Anonymous
24th September 2019
Tuesday 11:19 pm
2610 OP
I done it and it's stopped leaking. Up yours to all those who doubted me.

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>> No. 7049 Anonymous
23rd September 2019
Monday 4:08 pm
/lit/7049 Everyday writing
How to hit the sweet spot between being too terse and milling the wind with unnecessary embellishments?

I can't help but notice that I'm lacking in clear expression of my thoughts sometimes. Add the perception that the texts I write and my speech seem somewhat... torn. Like a mosaic assembled from shite glass pieces instead of being fluid like water, perhaps covering area a bit excessively yet getting where it should get.

I cut the bullshit and it's the aforementioned mosaic. I add a bit of fluff and it's a load of bollocks.
Help lads. Some folks write really bloody well, I could read their posts all night. What's the trick?

Immediate sage for crass autism. Also not sure if this should go here or in /uni/.
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>> No. 7050 Anonymous
23rd September 2019
Monday 5:23 pm
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What immediately stands out about your post is that you don't seem to understand how paragraphs work, or what they're for. It's not just breaking sentences up for easy reading; the sentences are placed together in a paragraph to carry a through-line thought or idea from beginning to end. What you've got there is two paragraphs split into four, with the ideas only just about in order.
>> No. 7051 Anonymous
23rd September 2019
Monday 6:38 pm
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Despite his rather lacklustre ability to knock out flaccid suburbanite horror on an annual basis, Stephen King's "On Writing" is a cracking read for anybody looking for a bit of guidance on how to tackle the ennui that clings to writers just like you, '80s drug binge notwithstanding.

Give it a look.
>> No. 7052 Anonymous
24th September 2019
Tuesday 11:14 am
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Noted.
> with the ideas only just about in order.
The irony innit? This stuff is one of the reasons I posted this request.
>>7051
I'm not a writer in a sense that I don't write books. That's why the 'Everyday writing' post title.
I'm looking for a method to improve my shitpostingwriting overall as well as fleshing out what's on my mind better.
Would that book still be of use?
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24th September 2019
Tuesday 11:33 am
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I think you'd be better off learning about speech and rhetoric. Have a look on here https://www.thegreatcourses.co.uk/ for some lecture series that appeal to you then go to piratebay and download them.

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

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

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

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


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>> No. 20202 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 5:55 pm
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Ha. Just waiting for the folks responsible for 9/11 to tell us who to bomb. The world's weird.
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16th September 2019
Monday 6:32 pm
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>waiting on the Kingdom as to... what terms we would procede
He just copped to letting the House of fucking Saud set his military and diplomatic stance, incredible.
>> No. 20207 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 8:06 pm
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It's just good customer service.
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21st September 2019
Saturday 10:01 am
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Saudi Arabia oil attacks: US to send troops to Saudi Arabia

The US has announced plans to send forces to Saudi Arabia in the wake of attacks against the country's oil infrastructure. Secretary of Defence Mark Esper told reporters the deployment would be "defensive in nature". Total troop numbers have not yet been decided.

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23rd September 2019
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>> No. 6056 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 8:12 pm
/poof/6056 Safety Razor
I can't seem to find any impartial comparisons of safety razors versus more modern multi-blade razors. I've been using a Gillette Mach 5 I got a couple's of Christmases ago and changing the blades once every couple of weeks, but I'm not particularly satisfied with it - it doesn't seem to shave particularly closely, and I often find myself with razor burn.

So, I'm looking to change razor. Every site that seems to have comparisons seems be called like, "The Victorian Hipster Gentleman's Male Quality Grooming Goods Emporium" and extolls the virtues of safety razors like they do this week's artisan craft beer.

Are they really better? I do like the slight environmental advantage - not chucking plastic every couple of weeks, but seems like they can be somewhat snake-oily to actually buy the razor holder; some being 3 figures.
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>> No. 6057 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 8:29 pm
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It works out a hell of a lot cheaper, you can get a better shave, but there is a learning curve. A multi-blade cartridge razor is designed to give you a decent shave even if you're completely cack-handed, but it takes a bit of practice to shave well with a safety razor. You don't need to spend a fortune - this kit costs less than £15 and is perfectly good to try out DE shaving. There are loads of decent tutorials on YouTube.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shaving-Factory-SF289-Double-Safety/dp/B004EG24HI/
>> No. 6058 Anonymous
23rd September 2019
Monday 1:10 pm
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>>6056
> Are they really better?
Somewhat.
The razors are cheaper than cartridges, sometimes drastically.
Using a straight razor requires slightly more agility than the multi-blade thingy - it's easier to nick yourself.
I find that it shaves cleaner than the multi-blade, I don't have to make several passes over most areas of my bony face.

Sage because I usually don't faff with it, electric shaver does the job even if it's not quite perfect.

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>> No. 64109 Ambulancelad
23rd September 2019
Monday 1:30 am
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Just found this on Wiki:

In 2016, police began investigating an allegation against the BBC of incitement to racial hatred after Arobieke complained that the 2016 documentary, The Man Who Squeezes Muscles: Searching for marple Aki, was racist. In the film he is referred to as a “big black” man three times, and it is said that “everyone has seen him or been chased by him” and “everyone thinks they have spotted him and felt a shiver”. One alleged victim says “He is just marple and huge.”[41]

In 2017, Solita Bar and Grill apologised for naming a burger ‘marple Teriyaki’, in reference to Arobieke's nickname, after complaints that the name could be construed as racist. The restaurant had posted the name on Twitter with a photo of a sign which included an arm squeezing a bicep.[42]

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>> No. 20228 Anonymous
17th September 2019
Tuesday 6:31 am
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Couple reveal they are hiding the gender of their 17-month-old baby to protect them from 'unconscious bias' and didn't even tell the child's grandparents for nearly a year

A couple are refusing to reveal the sex of their 17-month-old baby to their close family because they want to protect them from 'unconscious gender bias'.

Hobbit Humphrey, 38, and Jake England-Johns, 35, who live on a houseboat in Keynsham, near Bath, said they are currently dressing 17-month-old Anoush in both boys and girls clothes.

The married couple, both members of the Extinction Rebellion climate action group, are also asking friends and family to address the toddler using the gender-neutral pronouns, 'they' and 'them'. One of the child's grandparents said they only found out the baby's gender after 11 months, when changing a nappy.

Ms Humphrey and Mr England-Johns appeared on BBC One's Inside Out last night to explain their decision was the only way to stop people treating their child differently based on gender. They said the baby, whose name was changed to Charlie in the programme, will be allowed to decide at a later age on its gender and preferred pronoun.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7471323/Couple-reveal-hiding-gender-17-month-old-baby-childs-grandparents.html

This is like a Daily Mail wet dream. A couple of middle class Extinction Rebellion crusties with names like Hobbit living on a houseboat deciding to name their child Ankush and raise it gender neutral. It's borderline parody; if someone said this article had been created by a machine where you input a bunch of nonsensical buzzwords and it churns out something semi-coherent then I'd believe you.

Seriously, lads. Try to create a premise that plausibly crams as many Daily Mail boogeymen into it as this.
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>> No. 20311 Anonymous
19th September 2019
Thursday 9:13 pm
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>>20310

It is, I'm the otherlad.
>> No. 20312 Anonymous
19th September 2019
Thursday 11:07 pm
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>>20308

>Breitbart

I kind of feel like someone should formulate a Godwin-like law for people bringing up Breitbart in online conversations.
>> No. 20313 Anonymous
20th September 2019
Friday 1:44 am
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>>20312
Agreed. Should probably be a wordfilter and instant ban.
>> No. 20314 Anonymous
20th September 2019
Friday 9:24 am
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>>20311
I know, but the otherlad might be anotherlad also.
>> No. 20316 Anonymous
22nd September 2019
Sunday 10:48 am
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>>20313

How about "Braveheart" as a word filter for it.

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>> No. 28958 Anonymous
20th September 2019
Friday 6:04 pm
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Why is it always me calling my friends for a chat or to come and visit them? Why do they never contact me first? Fell like the relationship is quite one-sided and they don't value it.
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>> No. 28964 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 8:18 pm
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>>28963

Someone always says this, but get a sociable hobby. I think that blokes are just a bit crap at being friends, so we inevitably start to drift apart with age. That's massively magnified if you're not a big drinker, because it's just a bit odd for a few blokes in their thirties to meet up for coffee or go shopping or whatever it is that women do of a weekend. We need a reason to actually arse ourselves to go out and see people, whether that's a five-a-side team or a heavy metal band or a model railway club.
>> No. 28965 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 8:43 pm
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>>28964

Truth.

I used to be in a couple of bands, and I only really realised once they both packed in that it was really the only social life I had. I tried to get them out for drinks or whatever a few times afterwards and they usually can't even be arsed to make that effort. I go for the occasional pint with my work colleagues now and that's pretty much it; they're a good set of folks so it could be worse, but I think this is a pretty inevitable part of aging for blokes.

I had to drop one mate pretty much entirely because he'd always flake out and cancel, he tried getting me on a few online games but I wasn't really interested spending my time on his terms if he can't be arsed returning the favour. Doesn't feel good to do though.

I just do things with my other half instead. It's easier and as a bonus I get to fuck her afterwards as well. Hos before bros.
>> No. 28966 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 9:21 pm
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I stopped talking to my mates because I was too ashamed of what a loser I was/am.
>> No. 28967 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 9:38 pm
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As >>28962 says
I have nothing new to tell them or want to share with them.
>> No. 28968 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 10:08 pm
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>>28967
Well same here, I don't even like talking about myself, but I still message them to see how they're doing because I genuinely care about them.

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>> No. 64097 Are Moaty
21st September 2019
Saturday 3:21 am
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I think I might have solved the energy crisis. Whenever someone dies, bury them between magnets, and fit them with coils of wire. That way, whenever they turn in their grave, we can literally power the country with outrage.
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>> No. 64104 Searchfag
21st September 2019
Saturday 7:20 pm
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>>64102
You're right, that would be much easier. What was I thinking? The undertakers already take a lot of care in preparing the body, so lining the magnets up the right way will just be another thing to check when they're dressing the deceased.
>> No. 64105 Billbob
21st September 2019
Saturday 8:25 pm
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Transport would become tricky, unless you make the coffin the outer housing and keep it magnetically shielded.
Otherwise, you'll be prying the stiffs off the roof lining of the hearse, which probably isn't that dignified.
>> No. 64106 Samefag
21st September 2019
Saturday 9:31 pm
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>>64105
They're dead, they're not going to care.
>> No. 64107 Moralfag
21st September 2019
Saturday 9:50 pm
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>>64106 We've established they're undead. They may care.
>> No. 64108 Moralfag
21st September 2019
Saturday 10:01 pm
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>>64107
It might cause outrage, which just means more turning and therefore more electricity.

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>> No. 64090 Anonymous
18th September 2019
Wednesday 1:11 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVKTgaldTWA

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>> No. 64093 Crabkiller
18th September 2019
Wednesday 4:36 pm
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3:20 - what is it with weirdo bike "inventors" and Spinergy Rev-X wheels? They weren't actually very good, they chopped off Michele Bartolini's kneecap and they nearly amputated Paolo Bettini's hand.
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18th September 2019
Wednesday 8:26 pm
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>>64093

I'm more amused by the 'leverage' demonstration. Imagine when they discover the concept of 'gears'.
>> No. 64095 YubYub
18th September 2019
Wednesday 9:22 pm
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>>64093

People think they're cool, I don't understand it. I think fixed gear riders like them for the same reason they ride without hand brakes - they want people to see they're dicing with death.
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18th September 2019
Wednesday 10:07 pm
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And not a hubless wheel in sight.
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21st September 2019
Saturday 4:38 pm
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>4.48

That's not a bike, fuck the fuck off and take your shitty clickbait with you.

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