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>> No. 6390 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 5:45 pm
/uni/6390 History learnings
I know virtually nothing about history and I want to learn it all. Pls recommend books to read.

Thank you please.
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>> No. 6394 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 12:08 am
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>>6391
Not with the state of schools today. Some people have dire knowledge of history.
>> No. 6395 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 2:06 pm
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Jacob Bronowski, despite not being a historian as such, gives one of the most beautiful overviews of human development I've ever come across in The Ascent of Man. It's more like anthropology, really, or a kind of history of science -- but the scope goes a lot wider than that, drawing on culture, biology, geography, and politics.

I'd recommend watching the television series and using the book as a companion. Finding this series in my early twenties genuinely made me a more a more compassionate person. If I could redesign a history curriculum from scratch, I'd probably draw heavily on this work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH7SJf8BnBI
>> No. 6396 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 4:41 pm
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>>6390

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2145007.History

This will give you the basics, then you can research further individual topics. It is massive though.
>> No. 6405 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 4:00 pm
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>>6395
Not OP, but bookmarked for later viewing, ad book title noted. Thank you.

Sage for old thread.
>> No. 6410 Anonymous
6th December 2019
Friday 11:27 pm
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some odd history https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4sEmXUuWIFlxRIFBRV6VXQ/videos

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>> No. 22958 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 12:16 am
/v/22958 How'd You Like "The Irishman" (2019)?
I really enjoyed this film and it's growing on me more and more since I saw it last week. I'm perfectly happy to hear people slate things I enjoy, but all the negative things I see people saying about it are just wrong opinions. I was totally focused on it throughout and the final half an hour might have been my favourite part of the whole film. Youngest De Niro looks bad, but other than that the youngification didn't bother me because it was a necessity for this kind of story (it's not the same as resurrecting Peter Cushing like in that God awful Rogue One film). A story which I don't think is getting enough credit for how well it weaves together all the different eras it takes place it.

That fish conversation's going to baffle people from now until the heat death of the Universe, at least it has me.
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>> No. 22959 Anonymous
5th December 2019
Thursday 7:45 pm
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It's nice we got what will likely be one last movie with the old gang back together. I think people went in expecting action action action and didn't get it.

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>> No. 6397 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 12:29 am
/uni/6397 Alcohol
I read a lot of things about alcohol throughout my life, such as:
- It will destroy your liver;
- You will go to hell;
- It slows the ageing process down;
- It will kill you;
- It kills bacteria;
- Etc.

My question is, if I have raw chicken, and drink 90% Polish grass Vodka, will it kill the Salmonella?

Basically, if I have a bad tummy and drink alcohol, can I get better?

Asking for a friend, science-friends.
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>> No. 6402 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 9:37 am
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>>6401
Better on your record than your liver.
>> No. 6406 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 4:13 pm
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>>6399

There's a whole thread in /A/ for us resting actors.
>> No. 6407 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 7:53 pm
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> if I have raw chicken

You mean on purpose? I googled that pic and it turns out Chicken sashimi is a thing.
>> No. 6408 Anonymous
5th December 2019
Thursday 4:39 am
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I drank it consistently although not that heavily transitioning from my late teenage years to early adulthood. I will say it probably impacted my health in a very negative manner coupled with my sedentary computer NEET lifestyle and barely working out.

Can't even process things that fast anymore and I often struggle to find the right words for my sentences in realtime talk and if I say something erroneous I'll try to correct myself.

I do hope I don't have early-onset dementia, that would suck a great deal.
>> No. 6409 Anonymous
5th December 2019
Thursday 11:36 am
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>>6408
I'm fairly sure that talking on the computer and talking in person use different parts of the brain. You may be overestimating how much damage the alcohol did and underestimating how much better trained you are to talk via a keyboard than in actual face-to-face human interactions.

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>> No. 64421 Moralfag
2nd December 2019
Monday 3:08 pm
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RIP Brenda
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>> No. 64426 Paedofag
2nd December 2019
Monday 4:21 pm
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>>64425

nah m8 there still trying to boot up her clone wot theyve got in the vat under windsor castle but no one can remember where they wrote down the access codes or summat
>> No. 64427 Anonymous
2nd December 2019
Monday 4:54 pm
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Gibbo, Burnsey and Cheeks failed at the job just like Marcus Sarjeant and Michael Fagen. Cowboys.
>> No. 64432 Are Moaty
3rd December 2019
Tuesday 8:32 pm
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>>64421
is this about Peter Kay?
>> No. 64438 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 9:37 pm
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>>64432

No, he's dead.
>> No. 64439 YubYub
4th December 2019
Wednesday 9:54 pm
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I'm so easily amused that I find the names funny

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>> No. 64434 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 8:18 pm
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>> No. 64435 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 8:20 pm
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No, I wouldn't draw that conclusi- oh, this is /iq/. In that case yeah y not m8.
>> No. 64436 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 9:03 pm
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The obvious solution is to offer lobotomies to high IQ people with treatment resistant depression.
>> No. 64437 Auntiefucker
4th December 2019
Wednesday 9:08 pm
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>>64436

Or ten minutes a day on .gs

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>> No. 20711 Anonymous
29th November 2019
Friday 8:44 pm
/news/20711 fishmongers hall
I wasn't far from what happened today in Central London, but this is quite the detail.
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>> No. 20730 Anonymous
2nd December 2019
Monday 11:26 pm
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>>20728
You could pray on your knees perhaps? Or lying down?
>> No. 20731 Anonymous
2nd December 2019
Monday 11:36 pm
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>>20730
That's not how praying works. It's a ritual thing. You have to be clean - clean clothes, purified yourself (Wudhu), etc. Be clean inside and out. You have to do that five times a day, which is mandatory. If you want the bonus rounds, you can pray all the extra prayers to get sweet brownie points to level up after you die.

With that all being said, I am still deeply troubled by what will happen to me after I die. Referring back to what I have been taught when I was young - the punishment is worse for those who were taught better and went astray.

>>20729
It is a fun game. I was told to fold my trousers up a bit before prayers a couple of times. It is a good way to measure how far along a person is along the scale.
>> No. 20732 Anonymous
3rd December 2019
Tuesday 6:32 pm
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>>20728
I asked a couple of Asian friends about this; said you're talking bollocks. They said it's frowned upon to wear things like robes that would drag on the floor to pray because they aren't modest but that's it.
>> No. 20733 Anonymous
3rd December 2019
Tuesday 6:50 pm
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>>20732

There's some degree of dispute about whether it's forbidden or merely frowned upon, but the hadith are pretty clear that wearing garments below the ankle is not cool.

https://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/1895/is-it-necessary-for-eskimo-males-to-wear-cloths-that-which-show-up-the-skin-abov
>> No. 20737 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 7:33 pm
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>> No. 29095 Anonymous
2nd December 2019
Monday 5:34 pm
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Here’s what happened. We went to a restaurant. It's cash-only. She put £10 down. I go and get £20 from an ATM, return to the restaurant, put £20 down, and take her £10. She wanted to try my jacket earlier, and we're still wearing one another's jackets. I put £10 in her jacket pocket, and wear it back to mine. Next morning, my flatmate asks for cash to pay a cleaner, and I can’t find the tenner. Later that day we go to a bar. It’s cash only. She says she’ll pay, gets £10 from her purse, then looks sheepish, then looks at me and says, “Oh, I think I made a mistake. I think I took your money”.

I ask her why. She said she got confused. It surprises her that it’s a big deal for me. We go and sit down. I say “I don’t trust you”. She said she was confused. She’s upset, and cries. After a while, she says she doesn’t think we can be together because she doesn’t want to be with somebody who doesn’t trust her, who thinks she’s a thief. We talk, it calms, and we make up.

Except every time I replay the episode, it hurts. I’m quite free with my money with my friends, and the cynic in me thinks she thought I wouldn’t miss it. Then she realised that I would notice, so she tried to pass it off as a mistake. She said she was confused when she put the money in her wallet. But when she got it out again, she came to a realisation that she'd mistakenly taken my money (the minutiae: her £10 in the restaurant was her last cash; she said she realised her mistake when she went to pay at the bar because she'd used her last cash in the restaurant; the smaller minutiae, she knew I knew she'd used all her cash).

Very sorry for the finickityness of the situation. It hurts me because I like her, and because it's so stupid. We've spent a lot of money doing things together over the past 6 months. I wonder whether I should press her for an explanation that she probably can't provide. I think a positive course of action would be to not raise it again, start looking elsewhere, and in the time it takes to get anything else going, see if I'm able to trust her again.
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>> No. 29106 Anonymous
3rd December 2019
Tuesday 3:36 pm
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I don't think OP is emotionally mature enough to have relationships.

They don't seem like the are capable of dealing with any problems without looking for a sinister motive. I'm also concerned with the pushing them to tears. I think this story ends in OP being one of those abusive controlling people who acts like nothing is their fault. And they can't help but take restitution for any grievance to the absurd where as a normal person wouldn't even perceive a grievance had happened.
>> No. 29107 Anonymous
3rd December 2019
Tuesday 6:41 pm
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OP lad overreacted for a tenner , obviously, and it'd have been better to let it slide if it was the first time anything of the sort had happened.

That said, can I ask you lads- How much money does a bird have to accidentally nick before it does become a problem for you? Or, for that matter, how many times would you give the benefit of the doubt before you started to get suspicious? Not trying to be a cunt just genuinely posing the question for debate.

For instance, my ex developed a habit of "accidentally" overspending, and me having to front her half of the rent. I let her off the first couple of times, naturally, but I had to say no eventually. If I'd let her carry on, I'd only be setting the precedent that it's okay for her to behave with complete financial irresponsibility, and I'd always be there to pull her out.

At the time I wondered if I was being similarly petty to the OP in this instance, but I feel pretty confident drawing a line was the right thing to do. It can be a hard thing to judge in anything other than hindsight.
>> No. 29108 Anonymous
3rd December 2019
Tuesday 8:47 pm
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>How much money does a bird have to accidentally nick before it does become a problem for you?

Probably it would have to be a couple of hundred quid before I started having doubts about it being an accident.

>how many times would you give the benefit of the doubt before you started to get suspicious?

It's one of those "know it when I see it" type judgements. I've had girlfriends that were just a bit scatterbrained, so a lot of things I'd assume were her being thick rather than thieving. Then I've had others that were very organised and I'd find it hard to believe they would make the same mistake more than a couple of times. It's not hard to identify a pattern in this sort of thing, I'm speaking from experience, not with a partner but with a family member.

When it comes to rent and loaning money to your partner, I'm much the same as you, it's fine in general but if you overspend every month and rely on me to dig you out then you're being a knob.
>> No. 29109 Anonymous
3rd December 2019
Tuesday 9:16 pm
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Slightly tongue in cheek here lads but wait until you're married and the missus starts ringing up four grand sofas on your credit card.
>> No. 29110 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 12:01 am
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>How much money does a bird have to accidentally nick before it does become a problem for you? Or, for that matter, how many times would you give the benefit of the doubt before you started to get suspicious?

I don't see why the amount would matter beyond simple plausibility. The smart answer is if it makes you suspicious then you try to confirm it first which may involve leaving money out or thinking about whether this conforms with a picture of her character in general.

Become a shameless gold-digger with a mommy-complex, lads. You merely have to watch out that most of your clothes don't become her 'presents'.

>For instance, my ex developed a habit of "accidentally" overspending, and me having to front her half of the rent

She can fuck right off.

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>> No. 63931 Moralfag
15th August 2019
Thursday 10:12 pm
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Someone was paid, most likely a fair bit of money, to come up with the idea of tackling knife crime by messages on fried chicken boxes.
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>> No. 63999 R4GE
18th August 2019
Sunday 9:25 am
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People like the "one neat trick that solves complex societal problem" rather than the nuanced incremental changes, or at least the media do because it's easier to get their heads around and report on a radical quick fix.

Politicians also love something that can be condensed into a sound bite. At the current time, unsurprisingly, most of the noise is about A Levels and university admissions; Labour want students to apply to university after they have their results because they claim that poorer students are most likely to have their grades predicted too low and will end up accepting an unconditional offer from a 'lesser' university than they would be admitted to based on their actual grades.

This appears to be a good thing but in isolation it is an oversimplification of a wider and more complex issue. We should also be asking why teachers in disadvantaged areas are much more likely to under-predict the grades of their students; the Sutton trust found that they tend to have the greatest misconceptions about Oxbridge and are far less likely to encourage pupils to study there. Are they more jaded and does this rub off into their teaching? Do they have much less belief and optimism for their students? Are they less engaged with their students, perhaps due to larger class sizes and more disruptive children, so they don't actually know them well enough to predict their grades with as much accuracy? If we want to emulate the likes of Finland then it's clear that we need to be almost halving class sizes. We should also be asking whether students from poorer backgrounds are given even support to understand how important where you study actually is and that a degree from the university of Manchester is far more valuable than a degree from Manchester met. We should be asking whether we have too many 'lesser' institutions and if some of these should be converted into polys. We should be asking why so many universities are making unconditional offers in the first place. We should be asking whether too many students are going to university. You get the idea, otherwise you're just papering over the cracks.
>> No. 64075 Anonymous
14th September 2019
Saturday 4:13 pm
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Targeting chicken shops was racist, they said.

>Man dies after Lewisham chicken shop fight

>A man has died after a fight at a chicken shop in London.
>The Met said two men suffered stab wounds and head injuries in a fight in Downham Way, Lewisham, at about 23:55 BST on Friday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49700338
>> No. 64076 YubYub
14th September 2019
Saturday 8:05 pm
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Wasn't someone else stabbed to death in a KFC in London the other day?
>> No. 64082 YubYub
15th September 2019
Sunday 6:48 pm
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>>64075

But was this chicken shop participating in #knifefree?

It might well have saved somebody's life.
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2nd December 2019
Monday 7:11 pm
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>> No. 64417 YubYub
1st December 2019
Sunday 10:41 pm
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Corr, look at those garroways!
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>> No. 64418 Ambulancelad
1st December 2019
Sunday 11:06 pm
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>>64417
BLOODY NORA
MILFY MILKERS
>> No. 64419 Moralfag
2nd December 2019
Monday 12:08 am
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This is basically the kind of thing I wank to these days. Makes me sad in a way; what ever happened to that 18 year old pervert reading g-fur comics and playing adventure games where the aim was to be oviposited? Suddenly tits are enough, what a let down.

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>> No. 27318 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 5:58 pm
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I spilled water on the corner of my laptop keyboard and now it won't turn on. I'm hoping it's just a fucked battery, or something to do with the power, and that the motherboard is still alive. There was no smell, no other symptoms. It crashed and I switched it off, unplugged it, then set it upside-down overnight. I couldn't get the battery out as that requires unscrewing and I had no tools on me.

It's still dead, but it's been so cold that it wouldn't surprise me if there's still some moisture knocking around inside.

I'm going to buy a screwdriver set and have a poke around, but I'm not really sure what to look for -- how can I tell what part broke?

Am I better off taking it to a repair shop? Perhaps they test the components individually?

Model is a Lenovo Ideapad 320, if that matters.
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>> No. 27319 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 6:04 pm
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Not the right place otherlad. If you're coming here to get your pc fixed you might as well hang round with a group of love and cherishers asking for the best lube.
>> No. 27320 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 6:12 pm
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>I'm going to buy a screwdriver set and have a poke around, but I'm not really sure what to look for -- how can I tell what part broke?

>Am I better off taking it to a repair shop? Perhaps they test the components individually?

It's almost certainly a motherboard fault. If you don't even own a screwdriver set, you have basically no chance of finding and fixing a blown component on a modern motherboard - they're absolutely teeny-tiny and require specialist tools and techniques to (de)solder. If you're lucky, there isn't any lasting damage, just a bit of lingering moisture or mineral residue that's preventing the machine from booting, so give it another day or two to dry off. If you're going to take the machine apart anyway, (carefully) remove the motherboard and thoroughly wash it in high-purity isopropyl alcohol.
>> No. 27321 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 6:50 pm
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>>27320

Well, tits. I'll wait it out. Thanks lad.

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>> No. 64403 YubYub
27th November 2019
Wednesday 10:18 pm
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>A Moscow farm has decided to equip its cows with VR glasses in order to relax and feel happier. A calm environment leads to an increase in milk yield, so the cows are given a VR headset displaying summer fields.

Wasn't there a film like this?
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>> No. 64412 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 9:06 pm
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What would the milk be like if they were shown nothing but Let's Play videos of Katamari Damacy?
>> No. 64413 Searchfag
28th November 2019
Thursday 9:32 pm
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That does sound familiar.

OK now I realise what you are actually referencing, but for some reason I genuinely had a memory of cows being in VR.
>> No. 64414 Moralfag
29th November 2019
Friday 9:43 am
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>> No. 64415 Crabkiller
29th November 2019
Friday 11:57 am
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>> No. 64416 Auntiefucker
29th November 2019
Friday 2:43 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. 23056 Anonymous
30th September 2019
Monday 12:03 pm
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Just buy him an N64 and insist you think it's the same thing.
>> No. 23172 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 8:42 pm
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They're now selling the digital versions of the Xbox One for €99 on Amazon, they're going down massively in price.
>> No. 23173 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 11:55 pm
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what the hell is that? like an emulator to run on your PC?
>> No. 23174 Anonymous
29th November 2019
Friday 2:35 am
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An xbox one without a CD drive.
>> No. 23175 Anonymous
29th November 2019
Friday 7:40 am
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What the other lad said and also covered off earlier (>>22807). The cheapest deal at the moment seems to be £84 from Very if you buy it on credit.

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xbox-one-sall-digital-console-1tb-optional-extras-7999-at-very-new-customers-only-3347326

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>> No. 64409 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 6:24 pm
/iq/64409 can we take a moment to appreciate the best cunt off not on britfa.gs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWSKiDY-g2w

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28th November 2019
Thursday 5:15 pm
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how can we bring back tap dancing?

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>> No. 25884 Anonymous
25th April 2017
Tuesday 11:09 am
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I'm in the market for a laptop, but I'm not sure if I can get away with meeting all my criteria.

- It'll be purely for business, the most demanding thing it will be opening is numerous Chrome tabs.
- It needs to run Windows software, with MS Office.
- I want it to be lightweight and no bigger than an A4 pad.

Is there any chance of me getting this for around £200?

I've been seeing refurbished X series Thinkpads from as little as £100, but maybe this is dodgy?

Do you lads know of something better?
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>> No. 27309 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 2:35 pm
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The answer is 'pretty well', it seems. Here's a decent video on it that goes over the basics, but also demonstrates that even though Linus is actively trying to get the authentication to trip up, it doesn't always work. It also seems like if your Win10 licence is tied to a Windows Live account it's even easier to sort out anyway.

https://youtu.be/M3bezYerYxQ?t=110
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26th November 2019
Tuesday 2:37 pm
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I should add that in my experience, I've swapped out graphics cards, CPU and motherboard, and Windows 10 either didn't notice, or immediately adapted to the new hardware behind the scenes. I've also put my SSD from one Thinkpad into a different model and that worked fine too. I wouldn't worry.
>> No. 27311 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 3:02 pm
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>>27310

Sound, I'll just go for it then. Cheers lad.
>> No. 27316 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 2:08 am
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> How much of my PC can I upgrade before Windows 10 shits itself?

I'll eventually find this out myself as I migrate various VMs around work/customer/enterprise boxes but I do have a shit ton of experience of Office 2013's "Windows Genuine Advantage" which basically threw its toys out of the pram if your CPU changed.

If Win10 is anything like WGA you can change your hdd/ssd, your ram, and any peripherals like video cards / gpus and the like - but the moment you change out the CPU it'll throw a wobbly.

Essentially it all comes down to what data MSFT uses to create their "globally unique identified" (my money's on CPU model and serial number and probably BIOS/UEFI serial number if it's available).
>> No. 27317 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 2:20 am
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If you've got a fleet of any significant size you really should be using KMS or emulating it.

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>> No. 4879 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 12:02 am
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First there was the Bullworker.

Now there is the Isokinator. The gym you can put in your wallet.

Gert Kolbel is a legend.


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28th November 2019
Thursday 12:04 am
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>> No. 27302 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 10:21 am
/g/27302 New toy, broken. Sadness
New phone arrived this morning, a year after ordering (yay, indiegogo). It's a lovely jewel of a thing, and the keyboard feels excellent.
Bastard thing's got a cracked outside screen cover, so I'm guessing I'm going to have to send it back, to a company that's in the throes of shipping and unlikely to be very responsive, but I've contacted them.
Arse. I was really looking forward to this.
It doesn't look user-replaceable, and as it's a 'perk' not a purchase, I don't know where I stand.
Whinging here rather on their forum because their forum is full of the most insufferable pricks.
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>> No. 27305 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 1:19 pm
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l33t hacking?
>> No. 27312 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 5:21 pm
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>>27303 I dunno I think PDAs have had their day.

That's probably why you didn't buy one, and I did.
I've had Nokia Communicators, teeny tiny laptops, the Gemini and now this. It's hardly a PDA, it's a computer with a small but tolerable keyboard. I really don't like touchscreens for text entry, and this is something I can easily pocket, and which has a decent battery life so it'll probably work when I want to use it.
As for 'why' - it's a fine email machine, and fine for hammering out words for code or documents. I still tend to go back to a real machine for editing, but for getting the first cut of things, if I can't be arsed to fire up a laptop or find somewhere to perch it, it works nicely. I played with various OSes on the Gemini, but lacklustre support for the Mediatek means I ended up back on Android. I'll try again on the Cosmo.
>> No. 27313 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 5:30 pm
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>>27305 l33t hacking?

it does make a decent ssh / remote desktop / X box, which seems to be what the kids think l33t hacking is all about.
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26th November 2019
Tuesday 5:41 pm
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>>27313

That is basically what I meant, joking aside. I only have personal projects to faff about with but have still often wanted a 'proper' keyboard for this sort of thing. Even just for emailing in the field in my real job, though personally I prefer a good software keyboard over an "okay" mini keyboard. A thumb board is preferable to both, something in the XDA format would be genuinely useful for my work, but a the clamshell of this or the Gemini or the GPD Pocket are just not ideal for the outdoor-ish work I find myself doing, and modern smartphones are still pretty excellent at typing while standing up, walking etc, but lack the ability to run weird old proprietary software I use, and they don't play well with our VLAN either.
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26th November 2019
Tuesday 7:02 pm
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Yeah, the clamshells aren't good for standing use.
It's stunning that blackberry managed to shit the bed so comprehensively. They had the best thumboards, good screens, a decent understanding of power and security. I loved the thumbwheel thingy, that's a fine navigation tool, fast and accurate.

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>> No. 64320 Searchfag
16th November 2019
Saturday 10:48 pm
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>On claims he was sweating, he said: "I have a peculiar medical condition which is that I don't sweat or I didn't sweat at the time," he said, blaming it on "an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War". He said he had only started to be able to sweat again "in the recent past".

Andrew's the name, not paedoing sweating's the game!
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>> No. 64397 Auntiefucker
25th November 2019
Monday 9:21 pm
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>>64396

i would say that the most crippling problem we have in this country is actually symbolic classism. People are primed to trust those at the top, to defer to the elite, and the monarchy is the ultimate keystone of that idea, even though as you rightly say they don't really do anything, it'd be the push we need.
>> No. 64398 Crabkiller
25th November 2019
Monday 11:32 pm
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>>64395
Treason Act 1351 is still on the law books.
>> No. 64399 YubYub
25th November 2019
Monday 11:49 pm
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>>64395
Okay, but in the interest of fairness, only the one who doesn't have a shade of wrong'un in the family can do it.
>> No. 64401 Samefag
26th November 2019
Tuesday 12:22 am
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>>64399

My auntie might have been sectioned a couple of times but she's never fucked a kid or anything.
>> No. 64402 Auntiefucker
26th November 2019
Tuesday 12:36 am
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>>64401
audible mirth

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>> No. 64358 Auntiefucker
24th November 2019
Sunday 4:35 pm
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Hero doctor saves air passenger’s life by sucking urine from his bladder non-stop for 37 minutes mid-flight

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10405651/doctor-urine-bladder-flight-video/

Would you suck someone's piss non-stop for 37 minutes in order to save their life?
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>> No. 64391 Moralfag
25th November 2019
Monday 6:29 pm
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>>64388

There's a dead wasp in every fig. It's how they're pollinated.

>>64390

Many vegans see honey production as no different from any other animal farming, in that it involves exploitation of an animal and often ends up in significant bee deaths, as it's easier to cull a hive than treat it if there is an illness spreading. Presumably if you buy honey from someone with only a couple of hives instead of thousands, you could more or less guarantee a happy bee life, though I bet that's an expensive way to buy honey. I think even if I ever went vegan I'd find it hard to give up honey, it's just so good.
>> No. 64392 R4GE
25th November 2019
Monday 7:18 pm
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>>64391
I'm gonna quadruple my intake of fig rolls if it means more wasps dying. That's extra satisfaction.
>> No. 64393 Auntiefucker
25th November 2019
Monday 7:38 pm
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>>64392

It's a specific type of wasp, unsurprisingly known as the fig wasp, and I don't think they're really anything like the yellow bastards we are at war with.
>> No. 64394 Ambulancelad
25th November 2019
Monday 7:51 pm
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>>64393
Them wasps all look the same to me though.
>> No. 64400 Searchfag
25th November 2019
Monday 11:50 pm
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Aaawww I googled it, and I feel bad for it. We should call it something different - like "flying fig ants," or something.

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>> No. 29019 Anonymous
21st October 2019
Monday 7:32 pm
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I honestly can't stand it any more.

The internet is breaking my faith in the human species and I need a break from it. Doesn't matter where you go. Chan boards? Infested with alt-right mouthbreathers. Reddit? The opposite brand of people with mind-worms so powerful they think the holodomor was a good thing. Video game sites? Corporate shills and pay-pig knuckle draggers. Obscure nerd hobby forum? Autism so powerful you can't even risk making a joke. Twitter? Let's not even go there, honestly.

Talking to randoms online has always felt like a beneficial exposure to differing ideas and opinions, but nowadays I'm starting to feel like participating in anything resembling the typical modern social media culture simply isn't good for me. Maybe I'm getting old, maybe everyone is just a dickhead, maybe I'm just a dickhead; but I used to be one of the people with ideals and some hope to change the world for the better. Ten years on, the kids have decided what I believe in is outdated, and that I'm pretty much the reincarnation of Hitler for every questioning the new orthodoxies of thought.

I'll be the first to admit I don't exactly have a busy social life in the real world. I'm working on changing that, but there are times I'm not feeling up to it, so I rely on the internet as a crutch. It's those times where I feel incredibly isolated without it, but exposing myself to the widespread toxicity of the internet at large any more is almost certainly unhealthy by this point.

What can I do?
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>> No. 29024 Anonymous
22nd October 2019
Tuesday 9:40 pm
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I've been going to church as a Catholic most of my life. Myself and some of the other lads have been getting shitfaced after mass every Sunday. I really look forward to Sundays. Religious people really aren't that religious for the record, and it can be an easy place to make a few pals to drink with mate. Given, I am in central London, so I'm not sure how populated things are in your area. Mass in your area might be a bunch of old people singing Jesus songs.
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23rd October 2019
Wednesday 5:34 pm
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>>29024

OP here. I doubt that's really an option for me, considering I'm exactly the sort of person a Christian might assume to be a devil worshipper, and if they were to delve into my creative output over the years might find a considerable body of evidence to support such a claim.

Once, when I worked in a shop, a frightened looking woman gave me a leaflet about salvation after I'd finished serving her. I recall finding it incredibly rude.
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23rd October 2019
Wednesday 6:25 pm
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I find it's very easy for the chans to sweep me along with poor worldviews and 'reality tunnels'. It's times like those when it helps me to remember the sea is still rolling - moment after moment going in and out for eternity (at least as i could percieve it). Life goes on, those people on the beach aren't the people in my mind - for one i didn't even imagine if they're have hair. It's all too easy to think your ideas exist in the real world, when in reality everything is far to complex for us to get even a momentary grasp of (though it seems the strive to hold it is as important as letting go).

It might take a few days, perhaps longer, but i usually find getting some fresh air helps. Sit at a park side with a mug of tea, listening to the world go by. There's more beauty about this existance than we might usually think. Just need some environmental enrichment.
>> No. 29036 Anonymous
23rd October 2019
Wednesday 8:51 pm
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>What can I do?

Get outside, the internets isn't real.
>> No. 29082 Anonymous
25th November 2019
Monday 3:30 am
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>Chan boards? Infested with alt-right mouthbreathers

As someone that's been on a certain imageboard on-and-off for what'll be ten years in 2020, I know how you feel, m8. I hate these people about as much as those redditors you mentioned. I just saw that this meme (a meme that was part of the reason I really grew sick of the place) is apparently now so ubiquitous that it's trended on knowyourmeme:

https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-eternal-anglo

Maybe I'm also just getting older, but the lack of any kind of civility online is just tiring to me, now. The internet has rarely ever been civil, but *at least* I knew there was an element of freedom of expression, as older people still didn't quite understand what kids did. Now we're not even gonna have that. All the places I've browsed for years are full and under a corporate thumb that once wasn't there, and if they are there, the place quickly becomes full of childish ideologues and oh-so hilarious memers.

What I will say is that I agree very much with this lad >>29030. I'm very lucky that I have a friend who thinks similarly to me, but he's admittedly also a lot more socially mature, less anxious. He thinks many of the things I think, but he's also just a kind, grounded person. He was once a lot more addicted to chans and the internet, but he hasn't been for years, now. He focuses on the outside world, and he just seems happier for it. Thinking of him keeps me remembering that the world outside, at least as it currently is, doesn't really give a shit about most of us, and that those that concern themselves with the internet too much are the ones ultimately doing themselves harm. They think they're so smart, so learned, so funny, but they're rarely making the difference that they think they are.

I guess to just summarise: The world does keep turning. And unless we hear nuclear sirens going off or you see tanks rolling down your street; then you've got the rest of your life to go out and enjoy it. I'd recommend getting the money together to visit national parks, forests, museums, etc. Don't mind the weather, just give it a go. It'll at least remind you that you're alive.

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