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>> No. 27648 Anonymous
22nd October 2020
Thursday 5:09 pm
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Which internet browser is the right one to use these days? I've been using Opera for close to a decade but I feel like it's starting to annoy me now with intrusive features and have only stuck with it because it's such a pain to get used to a new browser.
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>> No. 27654 Anonymous
22nd October 2020
Thursday 9:37 pm
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I use Firefox. I don't understand, simply out of ignorance on my part, why it's dismissed out of hand by some people now. It does everything I like and I have uBlock on it. Actually I have uBlock AND Ad Block Plus because a very long time ago one the other didn't block some adverts, so I installed the other to compensate. Now which one is the good one is lost to time and they exist in what I'd like to think is a dualistic balance. I also have so many bookmarks and so much browsing history saved at this point that moving to another browser would be a like a mini house move and unless there's some big new breakthrough in browsing the web that has passed Firefox users by, I don't see the need to change. Though the history and bookmarks are probably transferable on some browsers, what with this being space year twenty-twenty, but I don't care so it's a moot point.
>> No. 27655 Anonymous
22nd October 2020
Thursday 10:13 pm
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>>27654
>I use Firefox. I don't understand, simply out of ignorance on my part, why it's dismissed out of hand by some people now.
I used to use it until it started eating up all my memory. Try watching porn on an underpowered laptop with Firefox.

I have been using Chrome, but I can't really find anything to replace is with. With that being said, I haven't actually done any research.
>> No. 27656 Anonymous
22nd October 2020
Thursday 10:26 pm
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>>27648
If you're on a Mac or iDevice, sticking with Safari, particularly now in v14, does a lot of privacy blocking. I haven't found a single reason to use another browser. I also separately run piHole to block ads on all devices in the house. But as I said, v14 of Safari seems to now be doing a LOT of privacy blocking on its own.

On my Windows machine, I use Chrome, but again, in conjunction with piHole.
>> No. 27657 Anonymous
22nd October 2020
Thursday 10:29 pm
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>>27653
Is that the brave coin thing? How does it work exactly?
>> No. 27658 Anonymous
23rd October 2020
Friday 8:21 am
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>>27657
On the surface of it, there are some unobtrusive pop-up ads you can opt in to and at least some of the as revenue gets paid out to you. Actually setting it up though is a pain in the arse, as is keeping it running at a worthwhile rate. It does seem to be legitimate though, at least £30 made its way to a real bank account in the past couple of months.

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>> No. 13535 Anonymous
12th October 2020
Monday 9:29 am
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Take the government retraining quiz and post results.

I got Microbrewer, Non-distructive Testing Technician and professional sportsman.

https://beta.nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
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>> No. 13549 Anonymous
12th October 2020
Monday 4:54 pm
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>>13544

>not sure what the converse of "I like to get to the centre of the issue" is supposed to be

I took that to mean either wanting to understand the whole problem vs "if it works, it works". Presumably anyone who chooses the latter would be a good fit for middle management or purchasing.
>> No. 13550 Anonymous
12th October 2020
Monday 4:56 pm
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I went through it being as difficult and contradictory a person as I could ("I love to plan my day out", "I hate to follow rules/a routine")and got the same as >>13546
>> No. 13551 Anonymous
13th October 2020
Tuesday 12:22 am
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As someone who got the managerial profession allow me to explain your answers:

>>13545
Test and Trace application developer.

>>13550
>>13546
Career unemployment. Be sure to look and behave like an animal to discourage the workforce from complaining of their position.

>>13547
You could review classic movies for Talking Pictures TV or just set up a patreon and do it through youtube. There's probably a need for someone to find all the gems of old.

Get started:


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>> No. 13552 Anonymous
21st October 2020
Wednesday 10:01 pm
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>>13535
That looks like Jez & Ed, a pair of detectives who sort it out proper. Ed is about to nut the bloke in the puffa jacket.
>> No. 13553 Anonymous
21st October 2020
Wednesday 10:24 pm
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>>13539
Surely the most fucking ridiculous thing about this is that the government is suggesting that people do this without offering a single thing to help people into any of these jobs.

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

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-42540738

I don't get why bleeding heart do-gooders bleat on about the homeless. They're all scratters who are on the streets through choice, usually because they choose not to stay in a hostel as they know they wouldn't be allowed to do drugs there.
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>> No. 66987 Ambulancelad
20th October 2020
Tuesday 6:17 pm
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>>66986
>Raise standards for everyone.
Which standards? Define nice house?
>> No. 66988 Are Moaty
20th October 2020
Tuesday 7:12 pm
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>>66987
One that's not shit.
>> No. 66989 Moralfag
20th October 2020
Tuesday 9:55 pm
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>>66986

Have you seen the state of the new-builds they charge £400,000 for these days? They're made of paper mache and half finished. Anyone sensible about property is buying an old house, not one of those piss poor pokey little copy/paste suburb cubes.

What you fail to account for is that like in every aspect of business, there's no need to improve quality if it's a seller's market. you can just rinse people with impunity regardless. someone needs to sell good quality AND affordable houses to bring genuine competition back to the market.
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20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:25 pm
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>>66986

>ANOTHER HOUSE WILL BE SOLD TO FUND THE PURCHASE OF THE NICE HOUSE AND THAT MAY BE AFFORDABLE TO THE FIRST TIME BUYERS.

That's a huge fucking "may", lad.
>> No. 66991 Ambulancelad
21st October 2020
Wednesday 8:01 am
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Seeing as we just can't escape the tramp in the OP, it's good to know there were no officers around Manchester arena to challenge the bomber because they'd gone on a two hour lunch break to get a kebab.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/manchester-arena-attack-officer-on-two-hour-dinner-break-missed-bomber-bp8l36bjr

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>> No. 439734 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 8:22 pm
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>three years in prison after admitting three counts of intentionally performing an act of penetration on live chickens, as well as possessing extreme pornographic images, making indecent photographs of children and possessing cocaine and cannabis resin.

https://nypost.com/2020/10/20/man-jailed-after-killing-chickens-by-having-sex-with-them/

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 439737 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 9:15 pm
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>>439736

Bloody Puritans.
>> No. 439740 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 9:35 pm
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Good thing they'll keep him over there now.

If ARE Jimmy came back, even he would probably say "Mate, that's a bit much".
>> No. 439743 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:52 pm
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How does someone even penetrate a chicken? Asking for a friend.
>> No. 439744 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:54 pm
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>>439740
>Good thing they'll keep him over there now.

The OP is an idiot. He is based in the UK and was sentenced in the UK. Kudos to the Daily Record for having the best headline about him.
>> No. 439747 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 11:03 pm
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>>439743

Have you ever seen a close up of a chicken laying an egg? Like that, but in reverse. And the egg is your bell end.

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>> No. 439673 Anonymous
18th October 2020
Sunday 11:07 am
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When did your life peak?
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>> No. 439709 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 10:11 pm
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>>439685
I can definitely see a massive cock in the OP image.
>> No. 439710 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 11:11 pm
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I see and hear a lot when a bloke is punching above his weight "oh he must have a massive knob" - how many women are really going to latch on to an otherwise undesirable man just because he has a big thick cock? I consider myself pretty depraved and shallow, but even I wouldn't start a relationship with an uggo just because she had massive tits (I might shag her once though).

The old "he must be loaded" usually makes more sense, though I think even that is pushing it, especially these days, where a woman can independently use sex to generate money instead of having to shag a boring old millionaire.

Saying that, women do still seem attracted to people in power, or at least with jobs that give the mostly false impression of importance like pilots, head chefs, and lib dem MPs.
>> No. 439731 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 7:41 pm
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>>439710

>how many women are really going to latch on to an otherwise undesirable man just because he has a big thick cock?

Skinny wierdo with a massive cock here: Not many. There are some size queens who'll go for it, but the thing is they have to know you have a massive cock, so of course, you have to warm them up far enough to be receptive to a shag before you can use your endowment as leverage in the first place. It's a catch 22.

My pet theory is that he has a belting sense of humour. My experience has always supported the idea that if you can make a girl laugh, you can probably get in her pants, so combine that with a bit of the "important and powerful" factor and it's no surprise he can pull.

I mean look at Bozza. He's loaded, but he's also some kind of mutant albino ape that was mistakenly sent to Eton.
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20th October 2020
Tuesday 8:03 pm
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>>439731

>My pet theory is that he has a belting sense of humour.

As someone who has been unfortunate enough to witness his piss-poor attempt at standup, I think you need a new theory.


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20th October 2020
Tuesday 8:15 pm
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>>439732

This is an unfair test, I'm funny enough in normal conversation to trick girls into sleeping with me, but I'd similarly fucking bomb on stage, it's a totally different thing, I'd be awful.

The fact that he's up there at all proves at least a couple of people have said the universally dull line "you should do stand up!". The only difference is because he's got a politicians ego, he actually listened.

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>> No. 5003 Anonymous
6th September 2011
Tuesday 6:40 pm
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>> No. 30921 Anonymous
14th October 2020
Wednesday 7:46 pm
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We were rigidly taught at school to use just spaces i.e 100 000 and told commas were very old fashioned an no one uses them any more. I go out into the real world and bang, every cunt is using commas and treating me like a simpleton for not doing so. Imagine my resentment at being raised on a lie.
>> No. 30923 Anonymous
14th October 2020
Wednesday 8:25 pm
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>every cunt is using commas

I believe there are filthy Euro types who use full-stops instead! This is why I voted for Brexit.
>> No. 30924 Anonymous
14th October 2020
Wednesday 8:33 pm
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>>30923
I've always hated that.
>> No. 30940 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 4:22 pm
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Without further adieu.
>> No. 30950 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 4:48 pm
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'Game changer' in the context of selling novelty food products. Normally in the context of some tat you can pick up at some bargain shop - even M&S is getting in on it now which just shows how far we have fallen as a nation.

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>> No. 27647 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 9:48 pm
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I need a WhatsApp bot that will forward any messages/content from one "home" group chat to any other group chat it's added to. Fine if it can do more but that's all it needs to do.
I can spend a little bit of money on it if it needs a dedicated device and sim card of some sort.

Please help.

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>> No. 25165 Anonymous
25th April 2016
Monday 6:33 pm
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I asked my son what he did at school today. In coding he learned how to create a game in Scratch. He's in Year 4. He's looking forward to being in Year 5 because then he can go to their after school programming club.

When I was at university, nevermind at school, they made us do the European Computer Driving Licence and that was little more than being able to do the very basics on Microsoft Office.

Anyway, what I'm getting at is do you think I should buy him a Raspberry Pi? Although I'm known as the techie guy at work (today's task was showing someone how to add a web page to their favourites) my computer knowledge is rather limited so I wouldn't really know what to do with it.
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>> No. 27642 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 7:21 pm
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What's he already got? Access to his own HDMI TV? Spare keyboard and mouse lying around? Someone to write Micro SD cards?
>> No. 27643 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 7:22 pm
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>>27642
I think all his parents have for him is a very basic laptop for doing homework.
>> No. 27644 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 7:33 pm
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I might suggest a Micro:bit (v2 if you can) or two, instead of a pi?
The hassle of VNC and it stopping working in a million ways make a pi a bit annoying in that setup. Or, if you do go the pi route, make sure you also get him a micro-SD card write so he can get back to a useful system when things stop working.
Micro:bit gets all the 'fun' of programming, with easy to see and comprehend IO devices, and no chance of bricking it. Getting him two lets him play radio games - remote control fart machines etc. (if V2) Who wouldn't like that?
Of course, if he's already deep into it, a pi makes more sense. But I reckon Micro:bit is a far better bet if he's starting form scratch.
>> No. 27645 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 8:22 pm
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As someone at the very tail end of that, it was frustrating. The year after I finished my A-Levels they started doing computingat both GCSE and A-Level at my school - meanwhile, I'd done IT GCSE/A-Levels. The A-Level was little more than business with a technical skew.

Then again, a poor teacher can completely ruin your interest in a subject, and realistically may cause kids to get out of programming rather than into it. Thankfully I got taught programming properly and in a way that suited me at uni (assembly up), but the way it was taught was very... autistic. Normal people really didn't get it, and I effectively became a programming teacher for a good number of my course mates as it simply wasn't clicking for them that to understand programming you have to think like a computer. Of course, to the uni lecturers, they already did and so it wasn't really something they even thought of. I honestly think that many of the people I went to uni with who would, if taught well, be very competent programmers have sworn off it as the teaching must have been so confusing to them.

I also notice a lot of people want to "learn coding", but realistically unless you have some goal you want to accomplish then it's like learning how to paint but not actually wanting to paint.
>> No. 27646 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 8:32 pm
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Thanks, lad. I'll see if I can get the new one when it's out next month.

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>> No. 2877 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 7:34 pm
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I've got some chilli plants and bell pepper plants in large pots outside. Come winter will they die from the cold? Do I need to put them in a greenhouse or indoors to make them survive?
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>> No. 2878 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 7:51 pm
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>Come winter will they die from the cold?
The first frost will probably kill them.
This map should give you some idea when that is
https://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-united-kingdom-first-frost-date-map.php
I doubt a greenhouse will keep them alive, you'll have to bring them indoors, though most people in this country just compost them then start new plants each Spring.
>> No. 2879 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 8:16 pm
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I love that site - thanks.

>>2877
Just bring them indoors and make sure they're near a window - might survive..

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>> No. 7166 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 5:08 pm
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Can anyone recommend me their best books on archeology? Looking especially for collections of photography or image-rich works.

I'd also be open to online blogs or magazines if the subscription is reasonable.

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>> No. 66978 Ambulancelad
19th October 2020
Monday 4:27 pm
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John Leslie's the name
Getting found 'not guilty' of groping's the game
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>> No. 66979 YubYub
19th October 2020
Monday 4:58 pm
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He's just unlucky.

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>> No. 23237 Anonymous
15th October 2020
Thursday 4:54 pm
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hAS ANY sorry capslock, has anyone seen or heard of this BBC show? It's a BBC comedy based around British soldiers in Afganhistan. I'm asking because I don't like it, but I'm not sure if it's just because it's dated and I didn't see it at the time, or if it's just really not a good show.
As far as I can tell, they've just got a few comic actors and made them bully each other while in "a setting". The LGBTQ+ stereotype of media having a "breeding couple" seems extremely accurate for this. There are two attractive people who are supposedly attracted to each other but they have no chemistry. It's as though they took some already existing stereotypes and actors from popular shows (Green Wing) and expected people to find them funny without anything else.
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>> No. 23238 Anonymous
15th October 2020
Thursday 5:54 pm
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I did see one of the first ones, and agree, it's trying to be like a low-rent Green Wing, and failing badly.
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19th October 2020
Monday 4:05 pm
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Yeah, watched it stubbornly hoping for it to get better. Let down and pretty crap overall.

Dunno what happened to British comedy :/
>> No. 23244 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 4:18 pm
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I remember watching a few episodes when it came on past midnight. It wasn't as shit as you'd expect to be honest, but I still wouldn't go out of my way to watch it.

>Green Wing
That was shite too.
>> No. 23245 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 4:20 pm
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>hAS ANY sorry capslock,

Is your backspace key broken? I'm so confused as to why you didn't just remove this.

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>> No. 28256 Anonymous
5th October 2020
Monday 11:20 am
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A HYPNOTIST has been arrested for giving patients illegal prostate exams during hypnotherapy sessions, officials said.

Robert Bruckner, 55, was charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and practicing medicine without a license, WLNY reported.


Have you ever been hynotised?
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>> No. 28279 Anonymous
5th October 2020
Monday 7:14 pm
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>Apparently you're either suggestible or you're not

Convenient eh? Call me cynical but I think it's much more likely that it only works on a tiny fraction of people to begin with, if any, and she's just essentially conning her "customers" out of the cash. I doubt she has a refund policy at any rate.

If you listen to people like Derren Brown, "suggestible" here is more or less a euphemism for "willingly playing along but telling yourself you didn't". No mater how willingly I played along I don't think I'd be able to make myself jizz by sound alone.
>> No. 28283 Anonymous
5th October 2020
Monday 8:04 pm
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>"willingly playing along but telling yourself you didn't".

Well, this was my point posting the story; all the people I know of who have been hypnotised report it as being relaxed, but very aware of what is going on - rarely is it the (fake) stage hypnosis we see where people apparently do things they didn't want to do, or weren't actually happy doing. Which brings us back to the prostate examination...
>> No. 28284 Anonymous
5th October 2020
Monday 8:07 pm
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>>28274
He's Keir Starmer in a few years.
>> No. 28287 Anonymous
5th October 2020
Monday 9:19 pm
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No. Looks like Jonah Hill in a few years.
>> No. 28480 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 11:17 am
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Unless Derren is pulling yet another one of his famous double bluffs, he says being suggestible is just that - suggestion - and therefore it's not just rare, it's impossible to hypnotise someone into doing something they aren't happy to do. But he also draws a clear distinction between 'true' hypnosis and people who pretend to be hypnotised out of social pressure or the fun of it so I don't think >>28279 is right either.

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>> No. 90784 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 11:13 am
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If I was Prime Minister this is how I'd run the country:-

- Prostitution would be fully legalised, regulated and taxed.
- Recreational drugs would be fully legalised, regulated and taxed.
- The rail system would be brought fully into public ownership.
- There would be incentives to decentralise the economy away from London to the rest of the country.
- There would be a social housing drive and increases to the minimum standards for new builds.
- All new builds would have solar panels fitted.
- The feasibility of hydroelectric and geothermal energy would be investigated.
- Income tax and national insurance would be merged into one.
- All state benefits would be replaced with a universal basic income, including the state pension.
- The BBC would move to a Netflix style subscription model.
- Every child would leave school knowing how to cook a range of meals from scratch.
- Class sizes would be capped at 15 pupils at primary school and 20 at secondary school.
- The punishment for falsely accusing someone of a crime is the same as the sentence the accused would have received if found guilty.
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>> No. 90843 Anonymous
18th October 2020
Sunday 11:54 pm
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I don't hate them, but their numbers adversely affect small animal populations when their numbers aren't controlled by a large, dominant natural predator. The same thing happened with coyotes in Yellowstone. Their numbers went down massively, and as a result smaller mammals flourished.
>> No. 90844 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 12:33 am
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>>90841
They keep shitting in my garden.
>> No. 90845 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 12:49 am
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So wolves actually eat foxes, or just compete for food etc? I wouldn't have thought they're very tasty.

I can see us just having a lot more urban foxes if they had more competition in the countryside. The thing they share with other animals considered vermin is that they're just as happy to adapt and live by scrounging out of our bins as they are hunting in the wild.

The last thing we want is them teaming up with rats and pigeons to plot our downfall. Crafty bastards, so I've heard.
>> No. 90846 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 12:58 am
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>Why does everyone hate foxes? It's not as if they're endemic like non-native hares or whatever it is in Australia.

If they get into a chicken shed, they tend to go into a frenzy and keep killing birds until they're exhausted or there's nothing left to kill. It would be one thing if they nicked the odd bird, but the sight of dozens of decapitated chickens is utterly enraging.

I don't understand why someone would dress up like a twat and chase after a fox with a pack of dogs, but I do understand why a farmer would go out lamping or support his local hunt.
>> No. 90847 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 1:13 am
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>>90846

Weasels do the same thing, and they're only the size of a squirrel. If you want to imagine terror, imagine a weasel upscaled to the size of a dog.

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>> No. 13711 Anonymous
5th September 2020
Saturday 5:04 am
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Anyone else like having biscuits for breakfast?

My usual breakfast is a mug of warm milk and 5 digestive biscuits. Sometimes I get myself custard creams.
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>> No. 13799 Anonymous
14th September 2020
Monday 9:10 pm
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I knew someone would say this and I'm upset by it, mostly because I don't have a well-formed argument; but I know that digestives are for breakfast, while a hobnob is more a late-night dessert, oats or not. I think it's to do with the sweetness of a hobnob.
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14th September 2020
Monday 9:15 pm
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Seeing as we're debating the finer points of breakfast biscuits, can anyone suggest a decent lunch marmalade?
>> No. 13801 Anonymous
14th September 2020
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>lunch marmalade

For lunch you say - you old devil.

I would suggest that Orange & Lime is allowed outside normal hours. I only ever buy Wilkin & Sons in a marmalade, whilst I prefer the French-themed Bonne Maman if it's any kind of berry.

I do accept though given modern supply chains, and manufacturing techniques, they're all probably made in the same factory in Barnsley or something.
>> No. 13802 Anonymous
15th September 2020
Tuesday 11:02 am
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Just looked them up and Wilkin & Sons is still a private company that's been operating since 1885. I'd be happy to support them, maybe I'll get someone their damson or quince liqueur for a stocking filler.
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18th October 2020
Sunday 4:27 pm
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If 19th-century newspapers are to be believed, Victorian gentlemen were martyrs to an epidemic of flatulence. McVitie’s is credited with having invented the digestive biscuit as a remedy for their disordered stomachs. In fact the idea that biscuits would cure “windy colic” was nothing new. In the 15th century, caraway biscuits were eaten to comfort the stomach. In 1892, McVitie’s added baking powder – thought to guard against indigestion – to sweetmeal biscuits.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B084STCR8F/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

This book sounds like required reading, for everyone. Comes out at the end of the month.

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>> No. 66854 Billbob
4th October 2020
Sunday 7:32 pm
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What exactly *is* a Laurence Fox?
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>> No. 66908 Are Moaty
6th October 2020
Tuesday 2:25 pm
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>>66903

>I don't know if you remember but people weren't particularly fond of ALF or SHAC's tactics back then, either.

That's the thing - despite vigorous opposition from government and the media, there was widespread public sympathy and support. For every angry young man in a balaclava, there were dozens of little old ladies running charity shops and stalls. Much like Irish republicanism in the 70s, there were a great many people who disapproved of the means but supported the ends; you don't need people to like you to effect policy changes.

The ALF, SHAC, HSA and a bevy of other interconnected groups were hugely successful in playing on sentimental attitudes to animals and shifting the Overton window. A very small group of core activists took animal rights from a fringe issue into the political mainstream. It's no coincidence that the UK has the strictest regulatory regime for vivisection and livestock farming.
>> No. 66909 Are Moaty
6th October 2020
Tuesday 2:48 pm
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>there were a great many people who disapproved of the means but supported the ends
Isn't that what's going on here? It's just some guy on an imageboard mouthing off about how he would have done it better, despite not having done anything at all.
>> No. 66974 Moralfag
18th October 2020
Sunday 9:05 am
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Why is Evgeny Lebedev interviewing Fox for the Mail on Sunday? Doesn't he own a few papers himself?

https://www.If I post a link to this website again I will be banned.co.uk/news/article-8851245/Laurence-Fox-tells-EVGENY-LEBEDEV-hes-mission-reclaim-British-values-PM.html
>> No. 66975 Auntiefucker
18th October 2020
Sunday 2:18 pm
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I think this blm business is a distraction from the economic changes that will be sweeping in shortly, no coincidence that many of the largest corporations are getting behind it, while taking huge welfare handouts from the government. With a new Brecon Woods Conference meeting impending, the first one in three quarters of a century, something big is going to happen. I thought there might be something interesting to blm, until on my walk home through Hyde Park, talking to a few strangers, in the crowd John Boyega cried shouted things, I realised everybody was a yuppy wanker. Yuppy wankers eagerly pat themselves on the back loudly crying, "Poor blacks, poor gays, poor woman, I pity everybody because I'm a moral person". It's an ungraceful display of self important narcissism.

The stats regarding blacks being low down on the socioeconomic ladder has nothing to do with dolphin rape as far as I can tell. In the last couple of centuries the most oppressed groups of people in the West have been the Irish, Jews perhaps the Kulak classes if you consider them geographically relevant to my point. All of these groups have excelled since their oppression, in the shit but somewhat effective crony capitalist system we live in today.

Skills and trades will dig any group out of poverty, even if other races and groups of people do not want to trade among your group, history has shown, you can trade within your own group. Eventually the dissenting voices will be forced to trade with you, because you're better. There's a reason immigrant Nigerian Catholics do better than London born blacks.
>> No. 66976 YubYub
18th October 2020
Sunday 2:19 pm
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>>66975 Shouting*

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>> No. 4603 Anonymous
21st November 2019
Thursday 7:33 pm
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As I understand it Aspect's experiment doesn't completely rule out hidden variables it just means that if they exist they must be non-local.

What's so bad about that? Maybe the hidden variables simply exist outside of spacetime. That's a lot more reasonable than observation "creating reality" or bazillions of parallel universes.
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>> No. 4618 Anonymous
15th December 2019
Sunday 1:23 pm
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Based on half remembered popular science I read when I was 13, I think it's more that any time an outcome is undetermined, when the result is observed, all outcomes happen in different universes, and this includes our thought processes and decision making.
>> No. 4619 Anonymous
15th December 2019
Sunday 6:54 pm
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That's not how infinity works. There are infinite numbers between the integrals 3 and 4, but none of them are 5.

With infinite probability you're assuming that you can reduce the problem to something akin to "if you play the lottery infinite times, you'll win the lottery infinite times". However, without a guaranteed source of entropy we can't assume that infinite universes would be in any way different to our own.
>> No. 4828 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 8:00 pm
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>> No. 4829 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 8:35 pm
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>>4828
Why do you keep posting this woman?
>> No. 4830 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 8:40 pm
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>>4829

He got lost en route to the guilty woulds thread.

>>4619

*integers

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>> No. 439637 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 12:38 am
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http://fryup.co.uk

I reckon the fella's only holding it in case greasy spoons get the franchise treatment.
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>> No. 439638 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 12:49 am
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I can't see Little Chef being interested in this.
>> No. 439639 Anonymous
17th October 2020
Saturday 12:50 am
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I used to have a whole stockpile of domain names, some short/really good ones, but to be honest I just couldn't be fucked with it (and spending $1000+/year on various domain renewals). I've stopped having mad late-night-ideas and registering domains anymore.

This is why I'm not rich. Also, there is something about it I don't like, call me a communist.

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>> No. 30119 Anonymous
16th October 2020
Friday 4:14 pm
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Right, long post incoming.

Woke up anxious as fuck and very teary this morning and I think I've been kicking inaction down the road for too long.

I'm 29, turning 30 in January and life isn't quite how I anticipated it would be. It's not all bad and I'm sure no ones life is how they really wanted it to be, but the last few years and the last year in particular I feel I have really gone off the rails and fallen behind. I'm unmotivated, indecisive and I think I'm depressed.

I met with a friend I hadn't seen in months last night for a few drinks and a catch up. He's doing well, he's now been married a year, they've had an offer accepted for a house and will be moving in a few weeks and because of COVID he now works from home permanently and has had a £5,000 pay rise due to them getting rid of the offices. I am of course happy for them and I hate the envy that I feel.

As for me, I'm in a job that I do really enjoy and it is very varied, but because of the sector I'm on £18,200 and I have had none of the pay rises that I was promised, even if I work more hours and have to travel for work more than any of my friends.

A lot of these sounds petty and I know everything isn't about money but it is disheartening, especially when at the beginning of my 20s I was speaking at conferences abroad and involved in loads of interesting project work. I have stagnated. Obviously this is my fault, but I seem to have a severe lack of motivation, drive and focus. I want it back.

I'm also in a relationship with someone who I have been with for nearly 6 years. They want to get married, will probably leave soon if I don't propose and I don't know what to do. I feel too old to start over but don't know if I should actually do it either. They're older than me, still studying and working part time so essentially there isn't really a second income.

Only two of my friends still speak to me and my friend's wife no longer does due to a bust up her and my partner had before her wedding.
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>> No. 30120 Anonymous
16th October 2020
Friday 4:31 pm
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Well, what do you actually want?
>> No. 30121 Anonymous
16th October 2020
Friday 4:52 pm
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You're depressed. It sounds like a mix of a quarter-life crisis and general 2020 malaise. See your GP and ask them about treatment options. The availability of talk therapy is even more patchy than usual, but I'd recommend giving antidepressant medication a try for a couple of months - it might do nothing for you, but it might be the boost you need to get yourself sorted.

Starting an exercise regime is probably a good idea for your physical and mental health; exercise is a natural anti-depressant and getting fitter will give you a sense of control and remind your subconscious mind that there are things you can do to improve your life.

More broadly, your post suggests that you're overly worried about the expectations of other people and don't really have an internal sense of your own worth. I'd suggest having a think about what you'd like to do purely for yourself, just for the fun of it. Maybe you'd like to take up a new hobby or learn a new skill, maybe you'd like to retrain and try a different career, it doesn't really matter - it's about what you want to do with your time. If you have a think about what you'd like to do and just see a big wall of fuck-all, then I'd refer you back to the first paragraph.
>> No. 30123 Anonymous
16th October 2020
Friday 5:30 pm
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>>30120

I just want some direction and to feel happy again. I want the old me back. Not to feel I've wasted the last five years.

>>30121

I am very wary of anti-depressents, I have seen people become very different after starting them.

It might sound silly, but how do you gain a sense of your own worth?

I know that I shouldn't worry too much about others expectations but it's hard not to feel like a burden and a complete dissapointment sometimes. I want what other people have sometimes.
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17th October 2020
Saturday 12:30 am
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The first thing you need to do is stop comparing yourself to other people, that's a dead end. Compare yourself to how you were a year ago. Don't like the comparison? Then you know you need to change. Like the other lad said, exercise works wonder for your mental health.

Secondly, learn to be grateful for your position. I know this is your standard "be grateful for what you have" shite you see plastered all over single Mum Facebook, but it really is the truth. Take stock of the things you actually have in life and be grateful for them. For one, you have a partner who loves you enough to want to get married to you. There's lads on this board, me included, who would give a kidney to experience this. I'm aware of how dull, boring and depressing partners can be at times, when you just want to sink a bottle of whiskey and go off the deep end but writing off 6 years for a night's worth of debauchery really isn't worth it mate. If you really want to jump off the deep end, you can do, just don't expect others to follow you, they know what's at the bottom.

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>> No. 30091 Anonymous
14th October 2020
Wednesday 4:16 pm
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How do you know if you should get married?

By asking and being unsure would normally be a red flag to me that I don't want to, but I do have a tendency to delay and overanalyse things.
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>> No. 30111 Anonymous
15th October 2020
Thursday 6:12 pm
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It's called the Optimal Stopping algorithm. It's been applied to looking for a partner, when to sell your house, but clasically is described around hiring someone, the traditional example is of hiring a secretary. It's about knowing "when to stop looking" (or waiting), depending on how much information you have.

It is described in detail in a number of books, but my favourite is Algorithms to Live By, by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths.
>> No. 30112 Anonymous
15th October 2020
Thursday 7:35 pm
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I'm the product of donor sperm, and have 15 half-siblings out there somewhere, all of whom are a similar age to me.

It is a bit strange to think that I may end up meeting and being attracted to my half-sister, but then I remember I'm a raging turbovirgin and that's never going to be an issue.
>> No. 30113 Anonymous
15th October 2020
Thursday 9:59 pm
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>> No. 30114 Anonymous
15th October 2020
Thursday 11:07 pm
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How dare you, I've got a range rover.
>> No. 30115 Anonymous
16th October 2020
Friday 11:49 am
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OP here, this kind of confirms my fears. If we break up, realistcally, I won't find anyone else. All of my friends moved away and I don't live near family so I won't even had anyone to talk to. Wish I chose wisely 5 years ago instead of just getting comfortable.

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