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>> No. 11345 Anonymous
12th November 2018
Monday 2:51 am
/beat/11345 Late 90s or early 2000s house/electronic thread
which is nostalgic if you didn't even necessarily like the track at the time.
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>> No. 11550 Anonymous
27th January 2019
Sunday 8:38 am
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Sweet like chocolate is about being attracted to black men. If you take issue with this then it's probably because you're incel scum tainted by lesser imageboards into thinking everything is cultural Marxism orchestrated by the Jews.
>> No. 11551 Anonymous
27th January 2019
Sunday 8:58 am
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I thought it was more like this comment on the Basement Jaxx Flylife video.
>> No. 11552 Anonymous
27th January 2019
Sunday 12:05 pm
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By not highlighting how this also affects the feminine perspective you are marginalising women and promoting a very negative and harmful view of women as not mattering and being disposable.
>> No. 11553 Anonymous
27th January 2019
Sunday 12:22 pm
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>>11550 >>11552

Pack it in, the both of you.
>> No. 11554 Anonymous
27th January 2019
Sunday 2:25 pm
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Or you'll show your true colours and overtly oppress and marginalise us?

(A good day to you Sir!)


>> No. 17479 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 11:28 pm
/news/17479 Nurse who 'got patient in coma pregnant may have abused her countless times

A male nurse who allegedly got a severely disabled patient pregnant may have abused her countless times, police said.

Nathan Sutherland, 36, who was employed at the Hacienda HealthCare centre in Phoenix, Arizona, was arrested today after his DNA "matched the baby".

The 29-year-old mother was a patient at the 60-bed care facility and has been in a vegetative state for 14 years after nearly drowning.

A massive investigation was launched following the birth on December 29, with police gathering DNA samples from male employees at the facility as they tried to determine who had assaulted the patient.

Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, has worked at the site since 2011 and was charged with sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse.
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>> No. 17591 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 6:32 pm
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I once participated in a protest against a number of companies. That group included one that was a substantial client of my then-employer. I wasn't particularly loud, and hadn't identified myself in any particular way, but did get caught in the background on some local news footage, which some busybody brought to the attention of management. A meeting with HR was scheduled to discuss the matter. I told them I'd accept the charge in return for 128 hours per week back pay, and a similar uplift going forward. The meeting was swiftly cancelled and the matter never spoken of again in the year before I left.
>> No. 17592 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 6:36 pm
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Isn't this a scene from Mr Robot?
>> No. 17593 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 6:49 pm
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Jesus wept.
>> No. 17594 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 7:02 pm
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Where did the CCJ come in?
>> No. 17595 Anonymous
27th January 2019
Sunday 1:20 pm
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It isn't my company.
Thinking about it a bit, I might point out that employers implicitly commandeer people's online presence for their [employer's] benefit, implicitly or explicitly. Implicit grinds my gears more.
I'm done with pedantry for a while.


>> No. 5960 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 9:01 am
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Does what you wear really matter that much as to how good you look?

I'd imagine that it's slightly different for women as the likes of hair and make-up can have a drastic effect but, from my observations, for men looking good is 90% how the clothes hang off you and 10% what the actual clothes are.

In other words, if you're a man then if you look good you're better off focusing on working out than your wardrobe.
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>> No. 5961 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 9:21 am
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Clothes that fit properly look a lot better. If you have a six pack but wear baggy sweaters all the time, what does it matter?

You should focus on both, though. Stay trim and fit, but also dress well.


>> No. 27916 Anonymous
19th January 2019
Saturday 3:39 am
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So not a full on /emo/ one today but can't think of anywhere better. I'm a really socially strong and confident guy, I get on with pretty much everyone, UNLESS I have feelings for them in which case I come across as a stuttering sweaty mess.

How can I relax my self in such social situations?
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>> No. 27939 Anonymous
20th January 2019
Sunday 10:50 pm
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Hey Purps, the vimeo feature seems to be broken. I was trying to link to this video:

Using the [/vim] tags but something went wrong.
>> No. 27993 Anonymous
24th January 2019
Thursday 10:03 pm
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One quite disturbing trend that my cousin's daughter has brought to my attention, who is 19, almost 20, is that a lot of times now apparently, young people when they see somebody at a bar or in a club will first check if they can find that person's profile on Tinder. Apparently, this is something they do before even making any kind of effort of going over to them and initiating an actual conversation. And she told me that if a lad has no Tinder profile, then that will be a big negative for her. Because how is she ever going to find out if he's worth talking to.

So I said to her, "Well, if you are taken with that guy, you could just go over to him and talk to him to find out, you know". And that appeared to completely throw her off her game, and she said something like, "What? No, I mean... what?".

Our species is doomed.
>> No. 27994 Anonymous
24th January 2019
Thursday 11:37 pm
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What? How? Set their match distance to five metres then swipe through the room? That sounds unlikely.
>> No. 27995 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 1:38 pm
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What do I know. I don't use Tinder.
>> No. 27996 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 4:25 pm
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I've heard the same thing, only swap Tinder with Facebook.
Found it funny as well.


>> 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. 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. 84866 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 10:53 am
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White children are the least likely to achieve their potential between primary and secondary school, official data shows.

Official data released by the Department for Education (DfE) shows that white children are making less progress compared to their peers from all other ethnic groups by the time they are 16-years-old.

This year, the average Progress 8 score for white children in state schools was the lowest at -0.10, compared to -0.02 for mixed race, 0.45 for Asian, 0.12 for black and 1.03 for Chinese pupils. White children has the second lowest score for attainment, with an average of 46.1. Chinese pupils had the highest score of 64.2, followed by Asian children, while black children had the lowest. Both this year and last, children with English as a second language had a higher score for attainment and made better progress on average than native speakers.

The data, published yesterday by the Department for Education (DfE), adds weight to arguments that people with migrant heritage are more likely to drive themselves forward.

Some experts believe many ethnic minority families are more aspirational and have a better attitude to work than those in poor, white communities.
>> No. 84867 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 12:03 pm
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Sounds about right. We've had this (tedious) discussion before, but poor white british kids are really struggling, not least because a lot of their parents don't give a shit.


>> No. 62502 Paedofag
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 9:32 pm
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Dropped some acid earlier on, think it's coming up right about now,

see you later lads
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>> No. 62505 YubYub
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 9:48 pm
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It's only 150 ug, I'll not be freaking out anytime soon.

I'm still capable of grammar, so I'm sure it's fine.
>> No. 62507 Crabkiller
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 10:02 pm
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Do you know the science of how images like this are made?
>> No. 62508 Auntiefucker
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 10:07 pm
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No. Tell us.
>> No. 62520 Are Moaty
24th January 2019
Thursday 10:34 am
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I don't remember posting this
>> No. 62523 YubYub
24th January 2019
Thursday 11:53 am
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Nor do I, so what?


>> No. 60165 R4GE
17th March 2018
Saturday 11:46 am
/iq/60165 Peter Kay (1973-2018)
Guess who’s supposedly dead?
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>> No. 62516 Billbob
24th January 2019
Thursday 10:25 am
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Look at the time phoenix nights was filmed and when peep show started. You don't get that big in such a short timeframe.
>> No. 62517 Crabkiller
24th January 2019
Thursday 10:26 am
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Plus, it's not really fat. It's his frame. It's like he's got a larger skeleton somehow.
>> No. 62519 Auntiefucker
24th January 2019
Thursday 10:33 am
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It's alcohol bloat, most likely.

Plus the fact that on peep show he's being filmed with a go pro six inches from his face. We all know how we look in the front-facing camera on our phones.
>> No. 62521 Ambulancelad
24th January 2019
Thursday 10:50 am
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Alcohol bloats your skellington?
>> No. 62522 Searchfag
24th January 2019
Thursday 11:38 am
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It is subdermal fat. Being fat is so normalized you don't even know it when you see it unless the person is bulging in weird directions.


>> No. 6918 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 8:49 pm
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I'm tempted to get an Audible subscription for an hour commute every working day. Thing is, I'm a little unsure on how good it is in terms of selection and value-for-money as I'm a tight git with a fear of commitment. Either of you two tried it and can tell me how good the experience was?
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>> No. 6919 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 8:53 pm
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My mate wont shut the fuck up about it, he doesn't have the attention span for books for some reason. He says it's great.
>> No. 6920 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 9:16 pm
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I find it's good for long walks where I would like to be reading, but obviously can't do that and cross the road safely at the same time. That and for falling asleep to, I have a small speaker that I connect my phone to and usually listen to a chapter in bed to wind down. It seems listening while lying down with my eyes closed in complete darkness is more effective for getting me to sleep than keeping my eyes open reading in bed, which usually turns into me reading a lot longer than I should and missing a sensible bedtime. I haven't cancelled my subscription since I got it but I try to really get the most out of the fee by buying audiobooks that are at least 20 hours or longer. Anything shorter than that and you'll have burned through that month's credit and be left with nothing to listen to.
>> No. 6921 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 9:20 pm
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They seem to have a good range and they have a 30 day trial period, I don't see the harm in just trying.
>> No. 6922 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 11:14 pm
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> I don't see the harm in just trying.
That's what Big Audiobook want you to think.
>> No. 6923 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 11:28 pm
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There are over 130,000 audiobooks available on Audible. That selection includes a surprisingly small amount of crap, because recording an audiobook to Audible's standards is relatively expensive.

The basic subscription is £7.99 a month, which gives you a credit to download one new audiobook per month. You can keep that audiobook forever and unused credits do roll over to the next month. It's not cheap, but it's reasonably good value. They have a very generous returns policy - if you don't like a book, you can get your credit back and choose another one, no questions asked.

If you're on a very tight budget, you might want to check out your local library. For the benefit of blind people, libraries tend to have a good selection of audiobooks, although you'll need to rip them from CD. Most libraries also have an online collection of e-books and audiobooks that you can borrow using the Libby app, but the selection is usually limited to a small number of popular titles. You just download the app and log in using your library card number.

Or you could just torrent stuff.


>> No. 11520 Anonymous
21st January 2019
Monday 11:15 pm
/beat/11520 songs in adverts

I don't think we've done this genre. Songs that are presented in adverts and accidentally become an ear worm.
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>> No. 11539 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 1:00 am
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I don't think these are accidental earworms though.
>> No. 11541 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 4:06 pm
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I feel young for once, as I only remember this from being played incessantly during indie club nights, not from the telly.
>> No. 11542 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 11:51 pm
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They were playing this song like crazy around the same time.

Sage for not an advert.
>> No. 11543 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 4:59 pm
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I wish people would stop posting links that are unavailable in the UK.
>> No. 11544 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 9:48 pm
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Something wrong with your proxy lad, works fine for me.

I like her.


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>> No. 12898 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 3:27 pm
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I haven't had a job since 2005.

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>> No. 12904 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 4:35 pm
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I've noticed a disturbing trend that everywhere you've ever worked has gone bust shortly afterwards. What's your secret?
>> No. 12905 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 4:41 pm
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Do some voluntary work or ask at the Jobcentre about work placements. It'll help build your confidence, get you back into the habit of working and you'll get a reference. It shouldn't affect your benefits.

There are loads of local organisations who offer back-to-work support programmes for the long term unemployed. You could do a bit of Googling, or ask at the Jobcentre or Citizens Advice.

You might want to consider your education options. If you don't have many qualifications, taking a vocational course at your local FE college might be a good route back into work. A recent qualification on your CV shows employers that you're actually motivated to get back into work, rather than just applying for stuff because the Jobcentre told you to.

Self-employment is also an option worth considering. You can get free mentoring, a loan to cover your start-up costs and claim the New Enterprise Allowance for the first six months.
>> No. 12906 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 4:50 pm
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If you're disabled/mentally ill there are a lot of services which give advice to people with these conditions looking for work. I used a couple last year, and while they were a bit basic for me (I already had a half decent CV with a fair amount of work experience) I can see it would be useful for those who have less experience.
>> No. 12907 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 5:03 pm
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The whole point of work is looking busy rather than actually doing work. Everyone in the finance team at Patisserie Valerie was so good at looking busy rather doing their jobs that they didn't notice there wasn't any money for them to shuffle around and those lovely people at Grant Thornton were so good at pretending to audit that they didn't notice it either.
>> No. 12908 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 8:03 pm
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Offer to do people's gardening, go door to door.

If you can cycle consider deliveroo.

Look on fiverr for things like dog sitting, cat sitting.

Can you play any instruments or know any foreign languages? People are always looking to learn.

These jobs aren't ideal but they're a start.


>> No. 423571 Anonymous
14th January 2019
Monday 9:18 pm
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What's the best ~40" TV I can buy with a budget of up to £400? I was thinking of something like this, although I have a Samsung at the moment and there's been the odd niggle.

Are TVs similar to smartphones these days, as in it's much of a muchness between them all?
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>> No. 423579 Anonymous
14th January 2019
Monday 10:34 pm
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> They all have pretty poor speakers because they're so thin, so I'd strongly recommend budgeting for a soundbar, preferably with a subwoofer.

This is almost never a bad idea, even with TVs from the big and trusted brand names. But to get the most out of your TV, especially in the livingroom, your best bet still is probably connecting it to your home hi-fi system. It will save you the expense of a sound bar in any case. Then again, if you live in a block of flats or even a terrace, watching an action film via a set of full size hi-fi speakers late at night could annoy your neighbours.

You could indeed get better sound out of even the most basic CRT television sets back in the day, usually because the TV's whole case was your resonance chamber. This meant that even a set of very budget 4'' drivers could deliver full and rich sound.
>> No. 423589 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 6:14 am
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Proper hi-fi speakers are a better choice in terms of fidelity, but they're more expensive unless you go second-hand and they're a bit messy and fiddly compared to a soundbar. They can also be a bit phlegmatic to fit in smaller rooms, especially if you're planning on wall-mounting the TV. I have an ageing set of PMC speakers and a Yamaha receiver that I'm very happy with, but most people aren't willing to have a load of boxes and wires cluttering up their lounge.
>> No. 423606 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 8:40 pm
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>Proper hi-fi speakers are a better choice in terms of fidelity, but they're more expensive unless you go second-hand and they're a bit messy and fiddly compared to a soundbar.

You can get very decent quality these days from a set of used hi-fi speakers for quite little money. On the mechanical side of speaker design, the technological advances the last 10 to 15 years really weren't that fundamental anymore, and a decent pair from the mid-2000s will not sound considerably worse than what you can buy today.

A lot depends nowadays on good DSP inside your amplifier. But even a noteworthy brand name ampflifier from 10-15 years ago, with DSP, can be had for a song today. If you can do without wi-fi access on your amp, a mid-2000s Yamaha, Harman Kardon or even an Onkyo amp will be cheap as chips.

Personally I'd always go that route. Sound bars are convenient and all, but they simply won't give you the richness of an all out hi-fi sound system.
>> No. 423779 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 1:32 pm
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Which one would you choose out of these two:-

I'm tempted towards the cheaper one as it has 'motion processing' and greater energy efficiency. The slightly more expensive one has more 'brightness' and will apparently have voice activation by a later update, which I'd take as not happening if it's not there already.

Polite sage because I meant to make this thread on /g/ and I've only just realised I didn't when trying to look for it again.
>> No. 423785 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 5:55 pm
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The lower energy efficiency of the a6200 is a direct result of the higher maximum brightness. The difference in brightness is only 50 nits, but that could be significant if your living room has a lot of daylight. If you've noticed that your current TV sometimes looks dim and washed-out during the day, go for the a6200. If not, it's a question of whether you're willing to pay 10% extra for very slightly better picture quality and 5GHz WiFi. Otherwise, the two TVs are basically identical - same chassis, same ports, same electronics.


>> No. 84732 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 11:44 pm
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There isn't a single Trump quote that you can't find a corresponding Zapp Brannigan image that fits it perfectly.
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>> No. 84854 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 1:40 pm
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Okay mate. He literally threatened to nuke NK via Twitter. If all you can do is point out that my scenario (said tongue in cheek, but you knew that) is inaccurate, then well done, you win. I'm sure the lad is as stable as he claims.
>> No. 84855 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 1:44 pm
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He managed to meet up with Kim, better than most Presidents have achieved.
>> No. 84856 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 1:54 pm
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What a bizzare reality we've come to live in.
>> No. 84857 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 2:39 pm
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That feels like the most believable part "only nixon could go to china" as they say.
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23rd January 2019
Wednesday 2:42 pm
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Probably because he loves dictators though.


>> No. 84823 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 8:05 pm
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>Diane Abbott has accused BBC Question Time of legitimising racist abuse after claims that the shadow home secretary was singled out before and during Thursday night’s episode of the political discussion programme. rape

Does that massive sheboon Diane Flab-butt receive a lot of flak because of the colour of her skin or because she's a massively incompetent pompous hypocrite?

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 84832 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 9:51 pm
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I'm not sure you've grasped the context of that idiom.
>> No. 84836 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 10:40 pm
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/pol/'s always had an element of casual dolphin rape to it, hence all the wordfilters, but it's typically seen as acceptable as long as you say it firmly tongue in cheek 👅. For example, I can't recall anyone being banned for mentioning the absent black father trope.
>> No. 84840 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 11:18 pm
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Certain posters have had a Cetaceous bent, for sure. This site is overwhelmingly left leaning and overt racist bollocks has always been banned and filtered because, ironically, racists aren't learning animals.

Making a joke, in context, is not something I'd ever ban someone for. This thread ain't that.
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22nd January 2019
Tuesday 11:43 pm
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I'm sure glad we got rid of the original thread and replaced it with this meta shitshow. This is exactly the kind of thread that belongs outside of /iq/.
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22nd January 2019
Tuesday 11:48 pm
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Good point.


>> No. 17352 Anonymous
14th January 2019
Monday 1:30 am
/news/17352 Overweight horses are the 'new normal', vets warn

Half of horses in the UK are overweight because owners have forgotten how to keep them healthy, leading equine vets have warned.

Experts from the British Equine Veterinary Assocation (BEVA) said obesity is the gravest threat facing horses, which is resulting in hundreds being put down every year.

David Rendle, a member of BEVA's ethics and welfare committees, said studies showed around half of all UK horses are now overweight, while research from the Royal Veterinary College found as much as 70 per cent of native pony breeds were obese.
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>> No. 17472 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 2:57 pm
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Not getting a joke is a sign of autism in itself, lad.
>> No. 17474 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 3:52 pm
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Explain it like we're 5.
>> No. 17476 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 6:26 pm
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They can't no one can. They are just doubling down on everyone else being the autist not them.
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22nd January 2019
Tuesday 6:48 pm
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>> No. 17478 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 10:23 pm
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That was... erm... interesting.


>> No. 62489 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 7:42 pm
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I love the chemicals brothers
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>> No. 62490 Auntiefucker
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 8:36 pm
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n1 m8, 1997 won't know wot hit it


>> No. 62454 YubYub
14th January 2019
Monday 8:13 am
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>> No. 62466 YubYub
16th January 2019
Wednesday 12:05 pm
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Many of the lads I work out with are beasts and look great, but have not spent a single second working on their flexibility. I have no idea how they even shower properly, and you see some lads who can't even stand up straight because they've over-worked either their shoulders or back, and so are sort of permanently curled in on themselves. Knowledge on what to do and how to build muscle seems better than ever now, but some lads are still wandering around with serious issues because they've never bothered to listen or think about what they're doing.

>> No. 62470 Moralfag
16th January 2019
Wednesday 8:37 pm
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Well, I'm no the OP. I actually hate when people post a video without any comment, even on /iq/ it's annoying. People at the extreme end of powerlifting are, I agree, pretty daft. But they've settled on a passion in life and are happy to pursue it with the sort of dedication i struggle to muster so I have some respect for them.

Major injuries are somewhat rare, but the nature of moving around several hundred kilograms of muscle mean they're pretty dramatic when they happen. I think most of us weightlifters view these people at the extreme end of powerlifting like ordinary mountaineering folk view free-climbers. It's a devotion with such a small margin of error that you have to be a few sandwiches short of a picnic to even consider trying what you do. But it's a more exciting world to have them around.
>> No. 62471 Auntiefucker
17th January 2019
Thursday 6:15 am
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>like ordinary mountaineering folk view free-climbers.

Rock climbing and mountaineering are very different beasts I realise from the outside they look like the same cultures, I assure you they are not. Your stereotypical free climber a 20 something bum with lots of spare time to fuck up their hands at the boldering wall, where as your stereotypical mountaineer looks middle aged and has a professional qualification.

High end Mountaineering is all about the will to just carry on going and money, you could climb Everest tomorrow if you have the will to just walk nonstop for over 24 hours, you don't mind the cold and being constantly short of breath and getting up half an hour before you went to bed and the tens of thousands for a permit. It is a lot of the time not 'exciting' just many many hours walking. Your adrenaline junkie rock climber sort would hate it, I mean it is basically rambling. And Rock climbing is just a means to an end with a mountaineer under a large range of other skills.
>> No. 62472 R4GE
17th January 2019
Thursday 8:55 am
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Powerlifting, weightlifting, and bodybuilding are all similarly different.
>> No. 62486 Paedofag
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 9:35 am
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fat cunt needs a powerrack


>> No. 84757 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 8:50 pm
/pol/84757 vince
The beginning of the end of Brexit.

He's right.
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>> No. 84810 Anonymous
18th January 2019
Friday 7:53 pm
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Corbyn won't do anything because leaving with no deal suits his purpose.
>> No. 84811 Anonymous
18th January 2019
Friday 8:23 pm
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>EU was clear with May after sealing the deal , it's that or nothing

Just jumping in to say that the actual line was this is the deal we're getting based on the red lines we came in with. The most consistent Labour argument I've heard is scrapping the immigration control for customs union which would be wholly consistent with EU pillars.

>And let's stop repeating "EU needs more from us than us from EU" that's completely bollocks and debunked by economists.

I'd say it is equally dangerous to play up the EU as a merciless poker player eyeing our trousers. Everyone just wants to get a workable deal and the sides are close allies whose fates are irrevocably tied no matter what happens.

It'll be interesting in a few months if we're out electing people to European Parliament.
>> No. 84812 Anonymous
21st January 2019
Monday 2:51 pm
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>And let's stop repeating "EU needs more from us than us from EU" that's completely bollocks and debunked by economists.

I think you mean debunked by the lugenpress.
>> No. 84813 Anonymous
21st January 2019
Monday 4:22 pm
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>I'd say it is equally dangerous to play up the EU as a merciless poker player eyeing our trousers. Everyone just wants to get a workable deal and the sides are close allies whose fates are irrevocably tied no matter what happens.

We need a good deal; the EU would prefer a deal, but they're willing to take a knock if the only deal on offer is too favourable to Britain. The consequences of losing their trading relationship with Britain are much less severe than the risk of spawning Greexit and Polanexit. The only deal that the EU are prepared to offer is one that is demonstrably worse than our current status; our parliament may be unwilling to accept such a deal.
>> No. 84814 Anonymous
21st January 2019
Monday 4:47 pm
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Several Tory MPs wrote in their letters to Graham Brady "She just doesn't listen". There are three options on the table. Take the deal, extend or revoke the Article 50 notification, or put the matter to the people. Both houses have now rejected the deal. Meanwhile, May is still ruling out the other two options.


>> No. 62478 Searchfag
19th January 2019
Saturday 1:23 pm
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>Diane Abbott has accused BBC Question Time of legitimising racist abuse after claims that the shadow home secretary was singled out before and during Thursday night’s episode of the political discussion programme. rape

Does Diane Abbott receive a lot of flak because she's black or because she's a pompous and incompetent hypocrite?
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>> No. 62481 Anonymous
19th January 2019
Saturday 1:38 pm
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Diane Abbott has genuinely challenged my lefty-liberal prejudices. I'd honestly never seen someone play the race card before. I thought it was one of those Daily Mail myths, like asylum seekers getting free cars or Birmingham adopting Sharia law. She clearly gets a lot of racist abuse online, but she has conflated "people being racist against me" and "people pointing out that I'm a fucking idiot" to an extraordinary degree.
>> No. 62482 Auntiefucker
19th January 2019
Saturday 1:46 pm
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Boy who cried wolf, innit. If you constantly accuse people of being racist when they're merely pointing out you're fucking clueless then people are less likely to believe you when people attack you because they're actually being racist.
>> No. 62483 Billbob
19th January 2019
Saturday 1:51 pm
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iN A FEW YEARS, WHEN WE CAN deepfake-substitute in real time, it'll be fun to test these things out.
I do think that politicians should carry their baggage, though - rather than each sentence or interview standing on its own.
>> No. 62484 Are Moaty
20th January 2019
Sunday 2:01 pm
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Do people actually use deepfake for things other than porn?
>> No. 62485 Anonymous
21st January 2019
Monday 12:56 am
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Stop replying to these threads, I've warned you all before about this.


>> No. 4251 Anonymous
20th January 2019
Sunday 1:36 pm
/mph/4251 winter
Winter's begun, so it's time to start dragging muppets out of the ditches again.
Take care, /mph/m8s.
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>> No. 4252 Anonymous
20th January 2019
Sunday 1:50 pm
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I am so glad I don't have to commute on the roads at this time of year. I'm looking forward to the day our autonomous car overlords refuse to drive because of the weather.


>> No. 27760 Anonymous
20th November 2018
Tuesday 6:37 pm
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I had my first assessment with a therapist today, but I couldn't take anything she said seriously. It was like talking to a salesman, nodding at the right times, carefully framed responses.

I don't know why I bother, it's all so pointless. Long, lonely, miserable march to death.
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>> No. 27910 Anonymous
18th January 2019
Friday 8:41 pm
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CBT is shit. Read up on its history in Britain and you'll learn that it was basically just a product packaged and sold to the NHS who, years and years ago, were looking for cheaper alternatives to traditional psychotherapy, which cost a lot of money and usually took place over months or even years with questionable efficacy. CBT promised concrete results backed up by studies—and, most importantly, it promised them in a handful of sessions at a fraction of the cost. This is why the NHS are so aggressive about promoting it. However, although CBT is indeed an effective short-term solution for a lot of people, there is precious little research indicating that CBT has any overall long-term effect. CBT is probably less useful these days than it used to be when it arose in the late 70s/early 80s because a lot of its content has entered the mainstream and become common knowledge. The idea that thoughts, feelings, and behaviour were linked was borderline revolutionary for the average person back then, although we consider it obvious now.

CBT is actually just a heavily diluted plagiarism of a much more robust ancient Greek philosophy called Stoicism.
>> No. 27911 Anonymous
18th January 2019
Friday 8:53 pm
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>CBT is actually just a heavily diluted plagiarism of a much more robust ancient Greek philosophy called Stoicism.

And why is this a problem?
>> No. 27913 Anonymous
18th January 2019
Friday 9:46 pm
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It's not. That was meant to be encouraging towards checking out Stoicism.
>> No. 27914 Anonymous
18th January 2019
Friday 10:39 pm
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>CBT is actually just a heavily diluted plagiarism of a much more robust ancient Greek philosophy called Stoicism.

To be slightly pedantic, it's really a systematised plagiarism of REBT. There are clear Stoic influences on REBT and CBT, but the Buddha was saying more or less the same things 200 years earlier.

CBT has the strongest evidence base of any psychotherapy and we know it offers substantial improvements to a large proportion of patients in the short-term. You're right to say that the long-term evidence is quite weak, but a treatment that works in the short-term is still very much worth having. The bigger issue IMO is that although there's reasonably strong evidence for CBT, we've never actually run clinical trials on the specific form of CBT delivered by IAPT services. The fact that CBT works when delivered by a clinical psychologist over 12 to 20 one-hour sessions doesn't tell us much about the benefits of six half-hour sessions with a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

I've said this several times on .gs, but it bears repeating - the key to beating depression is to just keep trying. We have lots of effective treatments, but none of them work for everyone and we have no way of predicting which patient will respond to which treatment.

If you took SSRIs and they did nothing for you, try an SNRI or a tricyclic or mirtazapine. If you had psychotherapy and it didn't work out, consider whether the problem was just a mismatch between your needs and that particular therapist or that particular school of therapy. Getting some exercise or starting a new hobby aren't going to cure your depression, but they might offer a slight improvement in your mood that you can continue to build on. The principle of marginal gains comes into play - reducing your symptoms by 5% might seem insignificant if you're in the throes of a deep depression, but it becomes highly significant if you can find five or ten things that each give you a 5% improvement.
>> No. 27915 Anonymous
19th January 2019
Saturday 1:03 am
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I'm not sure you could call modern CBT a plagiarism of REBT so much as a revision or reworking of it, but perhaps that's what you were getting at with "systematised". I'd say Buddhism and Stoicism are really quite different. There's some overlap, but they're distinct enough outlooks that it would be doing a disservice to anyone who might want to learn about them to equate them with one another. The Buddha specifically stated that awareness was his teaching. This is the key idea of Buddhism—not to attempt to reframe reality as something other than what it is, not to get lost in a process of monitoring and engaging thoughts, but simply to experience true objective reality for the sake of experiencing it. In contrast, REBT, CBT, and Stoicism are all frameworks through which your goal is to alter your subjective perception of reality.

I do agree that a short-term treatment is better to have than not to have. I think maybe the best use for it is to smash through the learned helplessness barrier, to open those people up to the possibility of change who were previously so browbeaten by their mental health problem that they thought change impossible. But timing is critical. I think it should jumpstart an ongoing treatment that doesn't just end immediately after the workshops or whatever. Unfortunately, this is hardly ever how it works in practice. What tends to happen with the NHS is that they'll refer you to CBT and then leave you to your own devices. You'll have a good month and then you're back to how you were. But you're even worse off, because the novelty effect of the CBT has been spent and your mental health problem has immunized itself and you'll never get the same result or opportunity from it again.

The trouble is that nobody cares. It's a box-ticking exercise. If you go mad and kill yourself (or anyone else), the NHS will just shrug and say "we gave them the treatment". And that's the whole point of it—not really to help people, but to give themselves justification to redirect blame for other people's health predicaments back to them, all the while saving precious money but not actually doing what they exist to do in the first place.

I agree with your last couple paragraphs, too. You should exhaust all avenues that are open to you—particularly if you're at the point where you're attempting suicide. What have you got to lose? Might as well go nuts. Try all the legit options as well as the batshit crazy ones. You can read some oddly specific stories about curing depression online. Stuff you'd never even think of, like tiny dietary changes that make no sense intuitively.


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