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>> No. 66144 YubYub
4th August 2020
Tuesday 7:13 pm
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>> No. 66146 YubYub
4th August 2020
Tuesday 11:18 pm
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At a hundred quid each though - can't help but think I'm in the wrong business. Someone must be buying this shit.


>> No. 66113 Moralfag
3rd August 2020
Monday 6:46 pm
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Did you ever hear the tragedy of 4chan The Wise? I thought not. It’s not a story the other imageboards would tell you. It’s a chan legend. 4chan was a Dark Lord of the Memes, so powerful and so wise he could use the Memes to influence the reality to create memeality… He had such a knowledge of the memeside that he could even keep the politicians he cared about from losing elections... The dark side of the Memes is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. 4chan became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his meme magic, which eventually, of course, he did.. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him after 2016. Ironic. He could meme others to do his bidding, but was vulnerable to memes himself.
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>> No. 66114 Ambulancelad
3rd August 2020
Monday 7:47 pm
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What is the name of this apprentice?
>> No. 66115 Billbob
3rd August 2020
Monday 7:54 pm
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>> No. 66111 YubYub
3rd August 2020
Monday 11:54 am
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>> No. 66112 Searchfag
3rd August 2020
Monday 3:29 pm
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>> No. 24293 Redneck
3rd August 2020
Monday 12:09 pm
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Are there any surviving descendants NOT from the royals? It is imperative that I find them and will my inheritance to them.

an austistic hkikkomorri man
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>> No. 24294 Dubya
3rd August 2020
Monday 12:26 pm
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>There is no evidence that Edgar married or produced children apart from two references to an "Edgar Adeling" found in the Magnus Rotulus Pipae Northumberland (Pipe rolls) for the years 1158 and 1167.[28] Historian Edward Freeman, writing in The History of the Norman Conquest of England, says that this was the same Edgar (aged over 110), a son of his, or some other person known by the title "Ætheling". This is the only evidence that the male line of England's original royal family continued beyond Edgar's death.[3]



>> No. 66065 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 4:52 pm
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Should convicted sex attackers be referred to as 'naughty'?
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>> No. 66106 Are Moaty
2nd August 2020
Sunday 10:48 pm
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The Germans have the same where spanking/caning is referred to as 'doing English'. I blame the fact that corporal punishment remained in our boarding schools long after it was abandoned by continentals.

What will be interesting is to look at whether BDSM is even more popular in Singapore given caning is a national pastime for them.
>> No. 66107 Auntiefucker
2nd August 2020
Sunday 11:19 pm
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This guy has deleted all his social media today. Sure it's just an coincidence.
>> No. 66108 Samefag
2nd August 2020
Sunday 11:24 pm
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If I had a penny for each time I'd accidently pressed the "delete every single piece of social media I have ever had" button I'd have no pennies because it doesn't exist and entirely coincidentally I'm not a rapist.
>> No. 66109 Searchfag
2nd August 2020
Sunday 11:34 pm
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Just conjecture at this stage, of course. But he is in his fifties, a prominent tory and an ex minister.

Fucking delicious if true. He's a loathsome cunt.
>> No. 66110 Billbob
3rd August 2020
Monday 3:08 am
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Since the whole Brexit thing got done finally, he's completed life. He just needed to delete Facebook to get the platinum trophy.


>> No. 29836 Anonymous
16th July 2020
Thursday 7:35 pm
/emo/29836 Siblings
I feel like some of the most difficult relationships one has, particularly as you get older, are your siblings. I don't think I am the only one, but would love to share/hear other experiences.

My brother still isn't able to keep a job, find a regular place to live, or hold down normal relationships. Some of this is due to mental health issues, but not all. He steals / borrows / takes the piss/money off most people in the family. I won't abandon him, but it's getting to the point where I think we might be enabling him.

Do any of you have great relationships with your siblings as you got older?
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>> No. 29850 Anonymous
18th July 2020
Saturday 6:05 pm
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It sounds like the weirdness is because she is depending on you in a way siblings don't. I'd gamble that like most single mothers she doesn't really have friends anymore and men don't exactly queue up to be a step-father.

Single mothers need love too m8
>> No. 29851 Anonymous
18th July 2020
Saturday 7:24 pm
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>men don't exactly queue up to be a step-father

I seem to know a lot of lads that are punching well above their weight by going after single mums. I'm sure they're not all paedos.
>> No. 29896 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 11:06 pm
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I find it harder and harder to connect with my sisters.

I wouldn't say we really agree with each other on any subjects and in conflicts they usually get very dramatic and emotional (and I think a bit manipulative), so basically I avoid talking to them honestly and openly.
It's really chipping away at me to be honest, I feel like I have a feigned personality when I'm around them, and I can't see any situation where they'd understand my point of view. It could be that they're in the right, but this atmosphere where fundamentally disagreeing with them causes a storm just feels wrong.

It's funny because our parents raised to understand history and culture and critical thinking and it feels like that's all gone out of the window for them, when they talk it's like they get all of their knowledge of the world from online news/trivia articles. I know that's no reason to resent your family, but I feel the gulf widening between us.
I don't really have a point or even think I'm in the right here, or that this is very important, it just bothers me a lot and I can't talk about it with anyone else really.
>> No. 29897 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 11:16 pm
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>and I think a bit manipulative

My ex had a fair bit of a manipulative streak whenever we got into an argument, where she'd always focus on shot-sightedly "winning" rather than addressing the issue, by resorting to underhanded tactics and saying the sort of things that do more harm than good.

It'd be easy to dismiss it as "that's birds for you innit hurr", but I have a bit of a hypothesis that it's something people who grow up competing with close siblings learn almost by necessity, and subsequently do it without realising. People with a larger age gap between siblings or only childs don't seem to display it.

Probably not much you can do about it anyway, though.
>> No. 29898 Anonymous
3rd August 2020
Monday 12:08 am
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>resorting to underhanded tactics and saying the sort of things that do more harm than good.

Yeah that's definitely the case here, even though talking about whatever issue outside our family life shouldn't matter really, the way it's dealt with feels very alienating I think is the problem. I noticed a lot of the problems on this board aren't actually the issues mentioned by the poster but the disturbances caused by how they perceive the problem.


>> No. 66086 YubYub
2nd August 2020
Sunday 2:03 am
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This is worth it just to see Stings face while his song is murdered.
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>> No. 66098 Billbob
2nd August 2020
Sunday 5:41 pm
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Impressive he managed to react as little as he did. I'd have been fucking pissing myself. All that tantric craic must really calm the soul.
>> No. 66099 Ambulancelad
2nd August 2020
Sunday 6:58 pm
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>> No. 8980 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:10 pm
/beat/8980 ITT: Songs in a foreign language
Ásgeir Trausti - Heimförin (Icelandic folk music)

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

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

I guess songs in English by non-native speaking artists are fine too.
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>> No. 12325 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 9:49 am
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You are correct. Song is pretty good too. Now can you link one of the better ones?
>> No. 12326 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 2:57 pm
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>Now can you link one of the better ones?

Just look it up on youtube, lazybones.

>> No. 12327 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 5:30 pm
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Of course, but I wanted to know what you considered to be the best.
>> No. 12328 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 3:32 am
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Went to a foreign wedding. This was nice. Shazam worked.
>> No. 12452 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 12:25 am
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Imagine somewhere so cold that you're not having to constantly deal with being a bit sweaty. You could put on a sensible jumper and some nice thick long-johns while you sit by the fire. Heaven.

Anyway, now that I have your attention Astro Bunny is pretty good. Taiwan has a good music scene from what I can tell even if you have to accept the odd ballad to appease the brainwashed mainland audience.


>> No. 29883 Anonymous
31st July 2020
Friday 9:56 pm
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Alright lads, it's one of my mates' birthdays tomorrow. With it being the height of summer and him being a bit of an attention seeking sperg, it usually means we have a full day of events, mostly involving drinking.

The only problem is this year, he has scheduled (and I really mean that, dozens of messages from him with precise times and places) pretty much the same. And this is what gets me.

I'm in Hull like 50% of .gs, and I know cases here are lower than the UK average, but in some ways "going to a new-to-us slightly rough pub, before going to a slightly rough snooker club that stayed open when it shouldn't have, then probably going to some random rough pub down Holderness Road for the FA Cup Final, then going to a restaurant" just feels like the brainwork of someone who doesn't really care for the current moment.

I don't want to feel like an irresponsible wanker, and I don't want to get Covid. I'm fat myself, I have elderly relatives I'm only a degree of contact from, my coworker I'm in close contact with has elderly parents. It's unlikely but I just wish I wasn't being made to feel like this for the sake of his ego. I'll look a right cunt if I back out now.

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>> No. 29884 Anonymous
31st July 2020
Friday 10:03 pm
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If you're not comfortable don't go; if you get pissed you probably won't follow the guidelines anyway.

Tell him to go to Lantern for a steak instead.
>> No. 29886 Anonymous
31st July 2020
Friday 10:40 pm
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I would have absolutely no qualms about telling him to fuck off and go on his own. It just seems completely irresponsible to do this right now; you'll doubtless have a great time, given that we haven't been able to do this for ages, but also, you'll become one of those statistics.

You won't look like a right cunt if you back off - the numbers have started to go up, and you don't feel comfortable going, just say that. If he starts (particularly as you say he's an attention seeker), just let him go on his own.
>> No. 29887 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 3:43 pm
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I just know we're going to get a follow-up post to this in a weeks time saying WHY DO I HAVE COVID19.
>> No. 29888 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 7:21 pm
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At least you feel bad about letting him down, but if he's a reasonable person he'll understand.

It was my birthday a few weeks ago, and instead of the big night out I had planned I just invited a couple of mates over to my flat. Both of them made extremely tepid excuses and let me down the same day. My "friends" only like me when I'm selling them drugs or otherwise fulfilling the role of event planner, soon as I ask them over for a quiet drink and a chat they can barely disguise their indifference.

Don't put yourself at risk, if he has other mates to show up he won't be too gutted. But if you're going to bail on him, at least let him know early on and be honest about it, don't just make up some shitty half arsed excuse. That's the bit that actually hurts.


>> No. 27551 Anonymous
31st July 2020
Friday 10:22 pm
/g/27551 Padded Mouse Mats
Yeah, that caught your attention, didn't it? Sicko.

But in all seriousness, are padded mouse mats worth it? Or is there no real different? It's only about ten quid for one but if it's just going to cause my wrist more bother then I'd like to know before hand. Get it? "Hand"! Anyway.
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>> No. 27563 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 3:28 pm
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I use a gel wrist rest to keep my wrist from resting on the hard edge of my desk. Works like a charm.
>> No. 27564 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 3:42 pm
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They keyboard ones can be very good too.
>> No. 27565 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 5:02 pm
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I have a combined Fellowes wrist-pad-mousemat as well as an ergonomic keyboard and a vertical "Anker"* mouse. I don't know if any of them, or the combination, are more to thank for ending my RSI than simply getting bored of Minecraft did, but the weird mouse and keyboard layout are fantastic at putting people off wanting to borrow my machine.

*Just to pre-empt any "wanker" jokes, it's extremely difficult to use it left-handed.
>> No. 27566 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 6:46 pm
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My desk has drawers in it that prevent you from sitting at ideal ergonomic height. It's alllmost there, but it always feels as if you're sat just an inch or two too low unless you put up with squeezing your legs against the bottom of them. Whoever was designed it must have had an extremely long torso, or very stumpy upper arms.
>> No. 27567 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 6:50 pm
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(forgot half the bloody post, mods, fix deletion already)

Because of this, I find using a wrist wrest actually increases the sensation of strain on my tendons. It's nice having a bit of padding to stop that protruding bit of your wrist getting sore, but overall increases discomfort. Which is a shame, because my fancy mechanical keyboard came with a very nice leather one.

TL;DR Sort out your desk/chair height first m8. Your elbows should form a right angle and your forearm be horizontal, and your spine should be snugly pushed in by the chair.


>> No. 13366 Anonymous
30th May 2020
Saturday 3:04 pm
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Overall, what's your favourite fruit? I have a couple of oranges in the evening with a nice cup of redbush which I find pairs nicely. The sugar content is a little high but they seem durable and hassle free.

Just fishing for some ideas for variation.
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>> No. 13529 Anonymous
18th July 2020
Saturday 12:25 pm
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The cloves are just pickled in vinegar with peppercorns the usual way. You sterilise the jar thoroughly then boil the thing you want to pickle in vinegar, let it cool then put the two together. It was just white vinegar, the garlic turned it yellow.
The bulbs aren't pickled but "black" garlic which is normal garlic given an enzymatic reaction turning the cloves black, paste-like and gives them a sort of balsamic flavour. I meant to add them to some soy or hot sauce ferments later in the year but they're tasty and I keep eating them.
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18th July 2020
Saturday 1:59 pm
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How are you making your black garlic?
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18th July 2020
Saturday 6:40 pm
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Wrap it in clingfilm, wrap that in foil, bung it in a dehydrator on low for six weeks. Doing it in big batches is the only thing that makes sense else you're running a mostly empty machine. I don't know if I'd do it again.
>> No. 13575 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 5:34 pm
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Does fruit sugar count as carbhydrates, and will eating it interfere with this ketogenesis thing i keep hearing about?
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1st August 2020
Saturday 6:06 pm
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Yes and no.

The sugar is fruit is bad but there's not a lot of it and the fibre in natural fruit slows digestion down, so a small amount of fruit does raise your blood sugar but less than a glass of orange juice for instance.


>> No. 66073 Searchfag
1st August 2020
Saturday 9:28 am
/iq/66073 King Elizabeth Transvestigation!

Yer third nan's a granddad!
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>> No. 66074 Paedofag
1st August 2020
Saturday 11:06 am
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They tore down the woman because woman was here first, in the story of Adam and Eve. It's really the opposite but they had to make the woman look bad. We all start off as female in the womb. Man was a mutated counterpart. And pushed women so far down so they could say man was here first. It's sick
>> No. 66075 YubYub
1st August 2020
Saturday 3:42 pm
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The Dutch have a phrase "if your auntie has balls, then she's your uncle" but I'm not sure how well that would go down nowadays.
>> No. 66076 YubYub
1st August 2020
Saturday 4:43 pm
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The Dutch also staunchly defend Zwarte Piet, so I wouldn't take them or their idioms as particularly progressive.
>> No. 66077 Are Moaty
1st August 2020
Saturday 4:59 pm
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Good, for them. It was never about demonising black people. The only "progress" progressives make is towards a world with all the local traditions and joy sucked out of it.
>> No. 66078 YubYub
1st August 2020
Saturday 5:36 pm
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>He's portrayed as a black person because he's traditionally a black person

Ooooo, phlegmatic.


>> No. 27545 Anonymous
25th July 2020
Saturday 6:15 pm
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Is there an e-reader that works especially well for reading PDFs?
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>> No. 27548 Anonymous
25th July 2020
Saturday 7:19 pm
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If you truly have to read a lot of PDFs on a portable device, get a tablet mate. While it's possible to make resizable/reflowable PDFs nobody ever does so there's always margin and paging annoyances on an e-reader. Kindle does an alright job for occasional use but I crack out the MS surface for longer periods, using reference books etc.
E-readers for standard literature which is always available in a more appropriate format.
>> No. 27549 Anonymous
25th July 2020
Saturday 11:28 pm
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If it's a purely textual PDF or a textual PDF with embedded images then you're probably best off converting it to mobi or epub. If it's a PDF with specific tabling / formatting then that'll probably be lost in conversion and you'll be best off reading it on a tablet like otherlad said.
>> No. 27550 Anonymous
26th July 2020
Sunday 12:22 pm
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I read all mine on the Kindle - most of them are old O'Reilly books that I was able to buy in PDF form, back in the day. Never found any PDF that doesn't render; your milage will obviously vary if you're downloading a lot of PDFs from other sources.

I like the Kindle because it's so cheap, its practically disposable, and almost indestructible - I particularly like that fact its a one-task device, when reading on a phone/table/laptop, I find the temptation to switch task and start doom-scrolling websites too high.

Sageru, because most people don't like Kindle.
>> No. 27559 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 9:26 am
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I love my kindle, but...

Amazon intentionally gimp the basic models to push people to the more overpriced models up the range. The basic model now has a grainy low resolution screen, and it's only recently that they've started putting a light on it.

I'm sure the battery life on mine has plummeted over the 2 or 3 years since I bought it too, and it might just be tinfoil hat time but I wouldn't be surprised if that's intentional.
>> No. 27561 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 12:16 pm
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I have to disagree on the last point. Internally Amazon track the battery life of every single Kindle (they have a graph that shows the internal battery charge of all Kindles out there right now, and the average battery life of each model). Their business model involves giving the Kindles away - if you have one and it breaks, even slightly, they'll replace it free-of-charge without too much effort on your part (just be nice to the customer service rep).


>> No. 89742 Anonymous
23rd May 2020
Saturday 7:27 am
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Is he going to fuck it up even more than Hillary?
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>> No. 90125 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 4:50 pm
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What's False

Despite creating some confusion with his remarks, Trump did not call the coronavirus itself a hoax.

What's disingenuous about it?

Sigh. I find Trump abhorrent but that doesn't mean I'm happy for people to distort what he's said, particularly when there's more than enough legitimate things to criticise him for, just because they're on my "side".
>> No. 90127 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 6:11 pm
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“Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. You know that, right? Coronavirus. They’re politicizing it. We did one of the great jobs . . . They tried the impeachment hoax. That was on a perfect conversation. They tried anything, they tried it over and over, they’ve been doing it since you got in. It’s all turning, they lost, it’s all turning. Think of it. Think of it. And this is their new hoax. But you know, we did something that’s been pretty amazing. We’re 15 people [cases of coronavirus infection] in this massive country. And because of the fact that we went early, we went early, we could have had a lot more than that . . . we’ve lost nobody, and you wonder, the press is in hysteria mode.“

So Trump's language is vague as if to say 'it is a hoax' or if it is 'a new version of Democrat tactics'. He also says though that the Democrats politicised the issue, and says there is news hysteria because of 15 cases. It is of course important to frontrunner reality so by the time there are 4 million cases and he has told people to liberal cities under lockdown and discouraged wearing masks it is normalised and 'they' started it.
>> No. 90128 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 6:15 pm
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Trump's nebulously vague manner of speech is what makes him an accidentally great politician. It's a gift to the Republican party because there's plausible deniability on anything he says, no matter what. You can never pin down exactly what the fuck he's on about, because there's often little genuine meaning at all to be ascertained from this type of fragmented, slurred stream of consciousness. It's a lot like how drunk people talk.
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30th July 2020
Thursday 6:25 pm
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>> No. 90135 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 8:41 am
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>It's a lot like how drunk people talk.

This really struck me, you're absolutely right.


>> No. 6963 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 7:43 pm
/lit/6963 Books by women
It's dawned on me that, other than a novel written by a former work colleague, I haven't read a book written by a woman in over a decade. This hasn't been a conscious decision, it's just that the books I've tended to gravitate towards happen to have been written by men. However I feel I should make a conscious effort to read some, even if it's just to gain a different perspective on things.

Where should I start? Virginia Woolf? Jane Austen? Fleur Jaeggy? Dorothy Parker? Arundhati Roy? Olga Tokarczuk? Stella Gibbons?
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>> No. 7143 Anonymous
17th June 2020
Wednesday 3:29 am
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I haven't looked it up, but I heavily suspect Chris Wooding is a burd tbh.
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17th June 2020
Wednesday 8:37 am
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She's not much of a looker.
>> No. 7145 Anonymous
17th June 2020
Wednesday 10:18 pm
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Respect women with beards mate, it's 2020.
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18th June 2020
Thursday 4:34 pm
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The Children of Men by P. Do James is a cracking short read. If you've seen the (excellent) film, the book is interesting for how profoundly different the characters are. It's set in 2021 and some parts are eeriely realistic, such as the trend of treating newborn animals like actual children. Weirdo Americans practically do this already.

It's a novel that leaves me a bit wistful. James evidently could write well about much broader topics than crime and it makes me wonder what else she could've produced had she experimented a little more. I suppose publishers don't share this perspective.
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31st July 2020
Friday 10:09 pm
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Finished Under the Net last night. I enjoyed it so now I'm starting on The Sacred and Profane Love Machine.


>> No. 66070 YubYub
31st July 2020
Friday 2:26 am
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>> No. 66072 Billbob
31st July 2020
Friday 6:43 pm
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I have no doubt Lin is faster in the challenge, but the clicker seems like an unreliable way of counting skips.


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

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

Are they really better? I do like the slight environmental advantage - not chucking plastic every couple of weeks, but seems like they can be somewhat snake-oily to actually buy the razor holder; some being 3 figures.
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>> No. 6057 Anonymous
21st September 2019
Saturday 8:29 pm
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It works out a hell of a lot cheaper, you can get a better shave, but there is a learning curve. A multi-blade cartridge razor is designed to give you a decent shave even if you're completely cack-handed, but it takes a bit of practice to shave well with a safety razor. You don't need to spend a fortune - this kit costs less than £15 and is perfectly good to try out DE shaving. There are loads of decent tutorials on YouTube.
>> No. 6058 Anonymous
23rd September 2019
Monday 1:10 pm
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> Are they really better?
The razors are cheaper than cartridges, sometimes drastically.
Using a straight razor requires slightly more agility than the multi-blade thingy - it's easier to nick yourself.
I find that it shaves cleaner than the multi-blade, I don't have to make several passes over most areas of my bony face.

Sage because I usually don't faff with it, electric shaver does the job even if it's not quite perfect.
>> No. 6254 Anonymous
31st July 2020
Friday 4:49 pm
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I swallowed the trad shaving bait the other week. I blame lockdown boredom.

I haven't got the technique yet, but I think shave quality will be okay once I do. The razor itself is a nice object, and lobbing less plastic away will save the dolphins or something.
It's not a revelation of shaving bliss, but I'm coming from the one blade Bic disposables. I might be more enthusiastic if I'd been using the multi blade things.

I like the shaving soap and brush more than the canned gel. I think I'll stick with it even if I drop the razor. It smells nice, and there's a lot of choice, but you might end up like the shaving forum mentalists with rooms full of the stuff if you're not careful.
>> No. 6255 Anonymous
31st July 2020
Friday 4:51 pm
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I forgot I even made this thread.

I got a safety razor, and it's much better than the cartridge ones I was using before, and a hell of a lot cheaper since a pack of 10 really good quality blades is only a fiver.
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31st July 2020
Friday 5:07 pm
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I too feel the need to recommend safety razors. It's funny to me that it's a hobby to some chaps, but the upside of that is that there's actually a lot of information out there for it. I never even thought about it, but there's reviews even for the razor blades.

I realise this thread has reached its conclusion already, but it really is much better than your typical multiblade, and if you start with a "mild" razor, and watch a video or two on proper technique, you'll probably not actually suffer any injury.

I've only really been using one regularly since about March, but I can reliably shave even my head completely smooth with no hassle at all. You definitely have to go a bit slower than a Mach3 but not so much that it's an inconvenience. And not to be one of them wankers, but it does feel more of an occasion, I truly do enjoy the process in a way I never did before.


>> No. 13481 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 4:42 pm
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This is a long shot, but I've been absolutely racking by brain over a big job application due on Monday.

It's a big job that I believe I'm well-suited for, but it's a rather open, non-specific job description ("willingness to learn", "junior staff will be supervised by senior staff", etc.).

I've been contacting my thesis supervisor, old colleagues, friends, everyone for feedback on my CV and cover letter, but everyone is busy and only a few have offered opinions.

It occurs to me now I should have got in touch with the people posting the job ad, but I think it's too late for me now.

Are there any last minute review services by HR wonks I can use? I was considering handing over an obscene amount of money for a single session with someone who called themselves a "career coach", but decided against it.

What else can I do?
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>> No. 13482 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 5:12 pm
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You can still contact the employer. If they don't know otherwise you can always tell them "I've just seen this ad, is anyone around to talk about it?"
>> No. 13483 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 5:35 pm
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Which bit of the application are you struggling with?

The CV or the covering letter?
>> No. 13484 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 5:43 pm
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It's not that I'm struggling, it's just a high-end application (40k per year academic/scientific job) that I'd really like to get as good as humanly possible.
>> No. 13485 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 5:56 pm
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Slip in a £5 note in the application.


>> No. 66063 Crabkiller
30th July 2020
Thursday 12:04 pm
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new vsauce video!!!!!!!!!!
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>> No. 66064 YubYub
30th July 2020
Thursday 2:33 pm
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that walks the line so close to a manifestation of a thought disorder in its presentation, I am amazed it was successfully created and published.


>> No. 13545 Anonymous
23rd July 2020
Thursday 4:55 pm
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tfw quitting caffeine and going through withdrawal
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>> No. 13550 Anonymous
23rd July 2020
Thursday 7:13 pm
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>> No. 13552 Anonymous
23rd July 2020
Thursday 7:21 pm
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Is that strictly true? I mean if you're smashing ten cups a day I get it. But I have one cup of coffee in the morning that does feel like it wakes me up a bit, as well as initiating the morning shit.

I mean caffeine is a stimulant, surely it has some effect in terms of perking you up and whatnot. I get that if you're chucking tons down your neck it will end up being a means to feeling normal, but surely downing a stimulant in the morning will also actually wake you up a bit?
>> No. 13568 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 11:16 am
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I've been off the caffeine for a week now and I've been getting constipated and doing rock hard shits. Anyone else having this?
>> No. 13569 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 1:00 pm
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Seems to ring true for me, coffee stopped perking me up years ago and it will keep me awake/mobile for the day at a push but only if I have lots of it, and then it's not a good kind of awake because I feel absolutely rubbish. Switching to having a cup of tea instead of coffee has been miles better for me, personally, and I've cut down on coffee loads now, though I'll still have one every so often for the taste. Definitely feel better for it.

Thinking about it I did actually go through a period of constipation after cutting down significantly so maybe that's just what happens, but it should pass.
>> No. 13570 Anonymous
30th July 2020
Thursday 1:11 pm
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"That post has been cleared as not requiring any deletion."

Standards are slipping.


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