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>> No. 62436 YubYub
10th January 2019
Thursday 7:51 pm
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>> No. 17177 Anonymous
3rd January 2019
Thursday 9:53 pm
/news/17177 UK army recruitment ads target 'snowflake' millennials
> The British army is calling on “snowflakes, selfie addicts, class clowns, phone zombies, and me, me, millennials” to join its ranks in a recruitment drive targeting young people.

> The campaign, featuring posters and TV ads titled Your Army Needs You, suggests that what is seen as a weakness or a character flaw by the rest of society can be seen as a strength by the army. The campaign states that the army could use the “compassion” of “snowflakes”, the “self-belief” of millennials, the “confidence” of selfie takers, and the “focus” of phone zombies.

> The ad also shows a gamer up all night, which the army sees as showing stamina and dedication. In another scene, someone is shown slowly stowing supermarket shopping trolleys, to the annoyance of their workmates, but the army could instead read this as them being a slow and steady perfectionist with patience.

I personally can't see any good coming from employing a snowflakes compassion in an army role, and also, that fucking leap from just putting trolleys away.
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>> No. 17336 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 8:10 pm
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The first video is one of my favourite things ever.

I'm not sure why, maybe it's because it would be derided now, or maybe it's because I was a little young to properly appreciate it, or the fact that at the end his grinning face pops up.

It just speaks of a simpler time.
>> No. 17337 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 8:17 pm
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It makes me want to do a flashmob where everyone in a road stands up and shakes the hand of some random guy then walks down the street smiling and laughing beside him while upbeat music plays.
>> No. 17338 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 11:00 pm
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I was looking on ebay for old election junk (Because of course I was, I'm a right saddo.) and this set of issues of The Economist is up. That headline in the bottom right: "Tories deserve to lose: Labour doesn't deserve to win." That fascinates me, it's one of those little things you dig up that goes against the flow. These instances of quiet unease and cynicism before 1997 fascinate me. There was another article I can never find - I'm sure it was in The Independent from about 1995 or 1996 - that basically said while Labour was polling great and certain to win, the party faithful were miserable because they had to explain some rather boring, incremental policies on the doorstep rather than gushing about the bigger ones that made them enthusiastic about Labour politics in the first place.
Obviously knowing the Conservatives were going to get their teeth kicked in for once was great, and that made up the overtone of the campaign. Even the grumpiest of old-Labour holdouts would've had to smile at the sight of them falling on election night, but that less-noticed undertone interests me more because it foreshadows the impending malaise. The "meh." election of 2001 and good old 35/55/2005. Heck, even the 1997 election had a very long campaign period for an election that was won before the campaign began.
>> No. 17339 Anonymous
10th January 2019
Thursday 12:16 am
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It's not a huge leap to expect that The Economist would be somewhat sympathetic to Major and The Independent circa 1996 would be underwhelmed by Blairism. From the current vantage point, the most striking fact is the disparity between the relative competence of Major and the drubbing he took in '97. Subsequent Tory leaders have rather changed his legacy.

There was undoubtedly a malaise with regards to New Labour after the millennium, but there was also a sense of inevitability. Why bother turning out to vote for Blair in 2001, when Hague couldn't win a meat raffle? Much of Cameron's tenure had the same basic dynamic, albeit without the initial rush of optimism.

I suspect that disenchantment is an inevitable product of remaining in office. Reality can never measure up to expectation. If you actually improve the country, you'll eventually hit the point of diminishing returns and be criticised for losing your touch. If you're a competent caretaker, you'll be criticised for doing fuck all. It's really hard to run a country and people will always hate you for trying, even if you're actually doing a decent job of it.
>> No. 17340 Anonymous
10th January 2019
Thursday 6:33 pm
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As Tucker puts it, Brown was "hounded out by the fucking press" and is now thought of a lot more fondly then Blair.


>> No. 5552 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 3:18 pm
/art/5552 Looking for a video
I recall seeing a video maybe 8-10 years ago which this sculpture reminded me of. Does this bring anything to mind?

I think I might have found it on here, spent 20 minutes googling and youtubing but haven't got a clue.

It's like a 5~ minute video of a dilapidated factory, shots lasting maybe 30 seconds-1 min, set on top of some ambient industrial music.

It consists of figures like the one inset, kind of warped and dissociative imagery with these figures spasming and disintegrating. They're all CGI, I think.

It might be part of the same video, the other image I have is of these figures falling sideways into some sort of cube or surface and disintegrating. Possibly representing God, I'm not quite sure.

This was from before I'd tried acid.
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>> No. 5557 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 8:38 pm
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Neither of these but they're both class.
>> No. 5558 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 10:14 am
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Well this is odd, I'm pretty sure I'm searching for the same video. Last I saw it was years ago, but was it called something all in caps? Like "META" something?
>> No. 5559 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 10:17 am
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Well thanks to you I just went searching again, and even though I spent hours on this the other night and turned up with nothing, I've just found the video I was looking for. Is this the one, OP?
>> No. 5560 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 4:17 pm
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Bloody well done. Thank you for you time!

Were you guys looking cos of this or did it crop up independently?
>> No. 5561 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 11:23 pm
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Sorry both those posts were me. No I'd thought about it a few weeks ago and tried to find it, all I could remember was the "META" part, but I spent a good half an hour searching various sites and using different combinations of searches and turned up with nothing at all so I gave up. Then I see this and found it within 5 minutes. Universe is weird, but thank you as well.


>> No. 2479 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 8:18 pm
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Has anyone built a homemade class A amp? I'm looking for schematics but it seems like there's no real consensus on the pros and cons of the designs. I do want to use transistors instead of tubes simply because they're easier to find.
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>> No. 2482 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 10:38 am
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30W/channel of class A is going to be quite hot, regardless of whether it's idling or running flat out. Any particular reason why you think Class A is what you want?
It really is the wrong way to build audio amps, unless you're working under some quite peculiar constraints.
If you're doing it for fun, then knock yourself out, there's no great difficulty to it - they're simple enough, especially as I imagine you'll also be eschewing feedback.
Note that most modern MOSFETs are crap at being analogue transistors, they're designed to be switches, not to dither around at half-on, when they'll develop hot spots internally and fail orders of magnitude before you'd expect them to.
>> No. 2483 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 5:58 pm
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I just want to listen to a class A amp for a while and see if it sounds any better. I've used tube amps before and I do think they sound better with certain kinds of music, but not enough that I would use one all the time.

I don't care if the output transistors burn out faster because I can just order some more from Digikey or whatever.

A book on amp design would also be nice so I have some idea of what I'm doing. But I'm perfectly happy to just blindly follow a schematic.
>> No. 2484 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 7:00 pm
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The wrong MOSFETs used in linear mode - you won't be replacing them every few weeks, more like 50ms after power-on. Linear ones do exist, they just cost a bit more and are very different architecturally.
That linked design uses classic old bipolar 2N3055s for the power stage - as long as you buy legit ones, they're quite robust, but there are a vast number of knockoffs with implausibly small die, thin heat spreader cases and generally smoke fodder.
>> No. 2485 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 8:07 pm
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I was more looking for firsthand accounts from people that have actually built one, but at this point anything is helpful.
>> No. 2486 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 10:52 pm
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Can't really help you, then. Good hunting!
Having just completed my first Silicon Carbide FET job - if you're looking to make your life even harder, and want to waste time and money, they'd make ideal class A power devices. Otherwise, probably best stick to good old silicon or vacuum.


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>> No. 423480 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 8:47 pm
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>> No. 423485 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 11:53 pm
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>> No. 423486 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 12:02 am
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>> No. 423493 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 1:46 pm
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>> No. 12882 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 10:06 pm
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I've been offered a new job over email, not signed any contract or anything. Do I hand my notice in now or wait til I see a contract?
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>> No. 12883 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 10:10 pm
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Don't hand your notice in until you have the physical contract.
>> No. 12884 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 10:19 pm
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This. Wait for it in writing, and even after that if there are conditions like a medical/drug test.
>> No. 12885 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 10:23 pm
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>drug test
Is this a thing over here yet?
>> No. 12886 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 10:32 pm
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Has been for at least twenty years for some industries, yeah.
>> No. 12887 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 1:42 am
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You can usually find out the handful of common drugs they test for and do the piss test wrecked out of your tiny mind on a bunch of shit they don't test for, just for the hell of it.

Yes I get most of my joy out of feeling superior to others, no I wasn't aware there was an alternative.


>> No. 62249 YubYub
25th December 2018
Tuesday 12:13 am
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>> No. 62368 Searchfag
2nd January 2019
Wednesday 9:04 am
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I think what drives a stalker is typically their belief that they could have, or already do have, a personal or intimate relationship with the person they're stalking, so them actively deciding to pretend to be a pap would be like them admitting that the celeb isn't actually going to be their girlfriend.

Having said that I'm sure I read of some stalker pretending to be the celeb victims maid or housekeeper or whatever to get inside the house, so maybe more stalkers should be considering devious plans.
>> No. 62425 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 4:35 pm
62425 The trial starts today
There's only one Kevin Spacey
Only one Kevin Spacey
He'll mosey along
Have a tug on your dong
Which really isn't something that should be trivialised via the medium of a football chant.
>> No. 62426 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 4:45 pm
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Is the one sat down the person alleging Spacey touched him? I'm not buying it.
>> No. 62427 Samefag
8th January 2019
Tuesday 4:11 pm
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The perfect crime.
>> No. 62432 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 7:06 pm
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>The actor states in a motion obtained by that the teenager 'claimed he was a 23-year-old student studying business at Wake Forest University' after he 'sought out a friend for the specific purpose of introducing him to [Spacey].'

>It goes on to state that the teen 'welcomed drinks from [Spacey], let [Spacey] put his arm around him near the piano while they did sing-a-longs and even left the bar to smoke with [Spacey].' That behavior, combined with the fact that the teen gave Spacey his number, suggests 'mutual and consensual flirting' states the motion.

>At no point does Spacey deny groping the young man.

>The motion states that once Spacey began to grope his accuser the teen 'did not object to the alleged touching, he did not ask [Spacey] to stop and he did not remove himself from the situation.' In the initial filing the accuser said that this was because he froze, and suggested his lack of an erection as proof he was not enjoying the sex act.

Is an erection proof one way or another whether an assault occurred?


>> No. 12900 Anonymous
1st January 2019
Tuesday 10:19 am
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In this thread I am going to rank various foodstuffs. You don't have to agree with my opinion, but then you'd be wrong.

I shall start with baked beans. The best baked beans are by Branston. The second best baked beans are Corale beans by Aldi.
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>> No. 12941 Anonymous
3rd January 2019
Thursday 8:27 pm
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When is the backlash going to start against all this sassy reply bullshit that comes out of corporate twitter accounts these days? You're Greggs for fucks sake, have some self-respect.

I wonder if we'll start seeing the vegan equivalent white van men. You'll be innocently walking to the shops and a couple of art hoes will start hurling sexual offers at you from their van and you can't tell them to go fuck themselves because what with being all monists it's what they're asking for in a roundabout way.
>> No. 12942 Anonymous
3rd January 2019
Thursday 9:06 pm
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I can't even see their faces properly, but I 100% would. Any girl with a fringe like that has serious daddy issues.

Saging for casual misogyny.
>> No. 12943 Anonymous
3rd January 2019
Thursday 9:10 pm
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That's not acceptable, lad. You know the misogyny dress code is smart-casual.
>> No. 12944 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 5:02 pm
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Asda crispy homestyle chips are very nice.
>> No. 12945 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 5:48 pm
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I find it very difficult to enjoy oven chips after a career of being able to pick at fresh chips straight out of a fryer. They're just not the same.


>> No. 415204 Anonymous
25th January 2018
Thursday 7:50 pm
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How much of this fair land of ours have you lads actually visited?

I've just been thinking about it and there's so many places in Britain I've never particularly laid my eyes on, especially the scenery and landscapes of Scotland. What are the "hidden gems" here that you would recommend people really should visit at least once in their lives? Unhidden gems too, for that matter.
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>> No. 423433 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 9:21 pm
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It's just one of those commuter towns with a couple of council estates. It feels grim because it's the sort of place where you live, and maybe have a local pub in, but you work in Leeds and more often go out in Leeds (or Wakey if you're on a budget). The only people stuck in the town itself are doleys, teenage delinquents and pensioners. There are places like that up and down this country.

Sor of related, I know a lass from York who works in Leeds, and is moving to Castleford. She says it seems nice and she never goes out in York anyway. She's in for a shock and it's going to be funny as fuck.
>> No. 423434 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 10:07 pm
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You should go to M&Ms world in Leicester square. That place is bizarre. I went the other day and the stench is unbelievable: the smell of m&ms is so strong it almost gives you an instant headache.

What an odd thing. Leicester square itself is a bit of a mystery, but four floors devoted to one brand of chocolate? I'd forgive it were it something like 'Dairy Milk World' or 'Jaffa Cake Land'. I think, rather wonderfully, Leicester square demonstrates the clear crapness of our nation.
>> No. 423435 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 10:13 pm
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If you think it's bad now, the Haribo factory USED to be the massive building near the Morrison's. Imagine the smell then.

I always though the new factory looks far too dystopic to be a sweet factory.
>> No. 423437 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 11:23 pm
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Agreed, you never forget the smell of M&Ms World.

Even the concept of the place is utterly baffling. There are like five floors, maybe more. It's one in one of the biggest tourist spots in the country.

And it's filled, wall to wall, with merchandise of M&Ms.

And inexplicably, after ten years, it's still there.

It makes as much sense as a Twix theme park.
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8th January 2019
Tuesday 7:07 am
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>I know a lass from York who works in Leeds, and is moving to Castleford. She says it seems nice and she never goes out in York anyway. She's in for a shock and it's going to be funny as fuck.

Oh, she's in for an absolute treat. It's a toss up between Cas and Dewsbury for the worst commuter town for working in Leeds.


>> No. 24774 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 10:49 am
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So my Three contract (24m One Plan at £33.50pm) is finally bloody ending and I'd rather not keep paying for this lacklustre Galaxy S4. It's caused me more bother than good.

Do any of you chaps have recommendations for a more modern handset, perhaps on contract at a lesser price? Stock Android is a bonus. Expandable memory is a must.
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>> No. 26950 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 2:44 pm
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In my poo I have seen chunks of nut, sweetcorn, peas and seeds. It seems plausible to me that you could have solid rice in a Tues; it seems like one of those things your innards wouldn't break down fully.
>> No. 26997 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 5:09 pm
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Just over a month of using the POCO, my thoughts:

- Really, really responsive and fast.
- Really good battery life.
- Once you get past the 72 hour bullshittery, rooting and installing recovery was smooth and you can still even use official updates (though updating to Android 9 did overwrite the custom recovery).
- Feels really nice in the hand.
- Barely gets warm, even under stress.
- MicroSD card slot.
- 3.5mm headphone jack.

- Screen is LCD so backlight is clearly visible.
- Notch cannot be 'hidden' in MIUI 10.
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>> No. 26998 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 11:27 am
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> MIUI 10 also really does not like playing with my WearOS smartwatch - it seems to force applications to sleep to conserve battery life, meaning that my watch loses connection to my phone unless I'm listening to music.

Aggressive dozing is pretty typical for MIUI.
Unfortunately I don't remember what things there are to be ticked off in order to lessen this problem.
>> No. 26999 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 1:02 am
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Great phone until the defective charge cable almost set fire to my bed and burnt the contacts on the charge port.

Going to get a Honor Play since the hype has slapped another hundred quid on the Poco.
>> No. 27000 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 6:09 am
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I found the standard cable far too short, so use my (w)Anker cables that seem to serve me well.


>> No. 11395 Anonymous
21st November 2018
Wednesday 1:50 pm
/beat/11395 90s indie or guitar-oriented music
which is nostalgic if you didn't even necessarily like the track at the time.


>> No. 6878 Anonymous
2nd January 2019
Wednesday 6:24 pm
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Evening, lads.

I'm after recommendations, but I can't explain exactly what I'm after. I guess it can be called pop science/maths or perhaps even science/maths humour. Something that uses concepts to explain various matters rather than "Here's 20 wacky scientific facts to boggle your brain!"

I'm considering picking up The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus by Hannah Fry and Thomas Evans.
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>> No. 6893 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 10:38 am
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It's a mildly amusing conceit - the book explains complicated bits of science using only the thousand most common words in the English language. It's a spin-off from the "Up-Goer Five" comic. Fine if you like that sort of thing, but I don't imagine it would be particularly illuminating.
>> No. 6895 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 11:25 am
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I think you'll probably like The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets . It's mostly average but quite enjoyable.

Genome: the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters was good, though some of the science is dated and the author's awful politics shine through (more pop sci). I really liked Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics and similarly 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time. Though humour wise I imagine We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe would be better though I haven't read it yet.

A Short History of Nearly Everything and it's unofficial "sequel" An Optimist's Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer "What's Next?" were both good.

I actually really want to read The Code Book by Singh. It's about how they deciphered hieroglyphics.

His other book I'll think you'll find it's more complicated than that is also good. It's a collection of his newspaper columns.
>> No. 6896 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 12:12 pm
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Reading that comic made me feel like I was being patronised by someone much thicker than me. Sky bag air, indeed.
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6th January 2019
Sunday 12:17 pm
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I don't think comic/webcomic illustrators translate well into books. For example, David Squires' weekly comic in The Guardian is brilliant and topical but I've got a couple of his books and it just quite doesn't work as well.

The again, there's plenty of people who don't succeed when they try different formats; Lucy Worsley may be an excellent historian and TV presenter but her books are below par.
>> No. 6909 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 1:55 am
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The Drunkard's Walk by Leonard Mlodinow.


>> No. 62384 Moralfag
4th January 2019
Friday 8:03 pm
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If they brought back public executions do you think you'd go and watch one?
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>> No. 62419 Samefag
6th January 2019
Sunday 12:25 pm
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6th January 2019
Sunday 2:15 pm
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>> No. 62421 YubYub
6th January 2019
Sunday 3:13 pm
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You can understand though. They're getting tired of fishing cans, bikes and kitchen sinks out of canals so want to discourage people from walking along them. It wouldn't be so bad if they found at least some decent gear but it's mostly soap bar and antacids disguised as E.
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6th January 2019
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>> No. 62423 Auntiefucker
6th January 2019
Sunday 3:24 pm
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I always thought there was something well sus about a bearded bloke hanging around on a boat with two ragdolls.


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>> No. 12825 Anonymous
2nd January 2019
Wednesday 2:03 am
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How does the dole work? Could one half-arsedly apply for a bunch of jobs for the fortnightly visit to the job centre or is everything checked and verified online these days? Do they force you to accept a job if you're offered one? Basically how would one get bennies with the most minimal effort and interaction with other humans possible?
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>> No. 12849 Anonymous
4th January 2019
Friday 12:48 am
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>then perhaps you aren't actually fit for work
I don't know, according to DWP a used tampon is fit for work.
>> No. 12852 Anonymous
4th January 2019
Friday 2:35 am
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I last signed on five years ago. They had brought in Universal JobMatch, and said you have to spend 35 hours a week looking for jobs, and changed the advisor's job title to a "coach". When he told me, I had a vision of him wearing a tracksuit and blowing a whistle at me and surpressed a laugh and he looked stung.

You sign a jobseeker's agreement which says you have to visit certain recruitment sites every day and apply for a certain number of jobs every day or something. You have to go on UJM every day and log that and give the advisor access to your account. You have the legal right to not give access but then you're making yourself a target for them to fuck with you and it's better to fly under the radar as much as possible.

My agreement just said to visit the recruitment sites every day and there was an "implication" I would apply for a lot of jobs. I got a different advisor every time and they were wildly inconsistent about what is or isn't acceptable and it's harder to comply with an "implication". I think the people with one nice advisor must either be in a small place or signed on a long time ago.

In my experience, they have a stronger dislike of graduates and the middle-class because they feel you're going to look down on cleaning jobs and things.


It isn't but it's different from JSA ten years ago when you did your jobsearch on paper and the advisors were nice.
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4th January 2019
Friday 9:50 am
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I've mentioned this here before but one of my advisors was a Chinese guy named Ming but he was a nice one and not merciless at all. He never heard me make idiotic jokes about his name though.
>> No. 12874 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 11:00 am
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>How does the dole work?

Watch "I, Daniel Blake" tonight at 9:45pm on BBC 2 and find out.
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6th January 2019
Sunday 11:10 am
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The last time I tried to sign on was a year or so ago when I had just got back from bumming around Europe in the summer, I was sleeping outside and hiking so it was very affordable, even managed to land a little cash in hand work to get a little spending money, had a great time. Got back and started looking for work so I figured I'd sign on, only to be told that I needed to be living in the UK for 3 months before claiming, when I called up to ask about it and say I was a British citizen they seemed really surprised but did nothing.

Good job I had family to crash with otherwise I'd have been fucked. Fortunately I found a job within a week on my own too so fuck 'em.


>> No. 423285 Anonymous
1st January 2019
Tuesday 12:04 am
/b/423285 First post of the year, lads

Happy New Year, chaps
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>> No. 423392 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 11:17 pm
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Same, especially if you can stick an earbud in and get through some podcasts and that.

Even if not I imagine it's quite relaxing (though probably eventually quite tedious)
>> No. 423393 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 12:33 am
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For a uni job I can't really fault it - the breaks are decent, the pay is good, the shifts aren't ridiculous, and I get 10% off everything except cigs and fuel. 'Happy' would be an extremely, extremely strong word though.

You can at some shops, but not this one. What you instead get is the same playlist in roughly the same order of generic family-friendly chart pop, though recently I've noticed they've started throwing some 80s greatest hits type stuff in there.

I think maybe in a quieter (or better staffed) supermarket it would be relaxing, but while it's not obligatory that you stack the whole night's delivery before your shift is up, it's assumed that you will - sometimes you'll be working right up until home time. Tedious to me has an 'active' component, like you hate doing it as you're doing it - to me it's more mind-numbing - my brain just shuts off.
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6th January 2019
Sunday 12:49 am
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>Tedious to me has an 'active' component, like you hate doing it as you're doing it - to me it's more mind-numbing - my brain just shuts off.

That's how I felt when I was washing dishes for a living. It was at a time when my brain shutting off for an evening was very welcome.

I used to jokingly call it meditative, but looking back, it actually was. I also really enjoyed a later job which was essentially opening oysters all day. Very relaxing, and just enough of a skill to feel like I wasn't wasting my life.
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6th January 2019
Sunday 1:53 am
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Oh if its a uni job, then even more power to you. You're not going to be "happy" as you intimate, but it will introduce you to two things - most jobs have long periods of shit (there is a reason they call it work), even the ones you love and are really good at. The second important thing I learned working in supermarkets and doing uni jobs - many of the people you work with are fuckwits; it's a useful life lesson to learn how to tolerate stupid people, gladly.
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6th January 2019
Sunday 10:34 am
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Well sod them then.
There's a rather strange trend I've started to notice at various places: the tendency to conform and to voice adherence to what would have been named at other places as 'normie values'. Do forgive me my parlance but any other more formal term doesn't exactly describe the thing.
Even the more insufferable places seem like buying it.
Quite. Add a bit of shift work in the past, that makes every day look like the other one.
I didn't mind as in general I had more days off and that mostly justified the price to pay: sometimes having to work when everybody else is celebrating.


>> No. 17145 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 3:36 pm
/news/17145 Porn sites ‘will all require proof of age from April 2019
> Masturbation is about to get a lot more complicated from April next year – with porn sites requiring proof of age before anyone can see adult content (including free sites).

> Rules for how the ban on under-18s will work were quietly passed by the House of Commons on Monday this week – and are expected to be in place by April.

> From that date, anyone who visits a porn site from a British IP address will be asked for ‘proof’ they are 18, provided either from ID such as driving licences or from age verification cards bought in shops.

Pack your wank material ladm8s, the whole thing got exactly... tossed off.
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>> No. 17220 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 7:18 pm
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Every major ISP already offers porn filtering. Either it's on by default, or you can choose to turn it on when you're setting up your WiFi router.

The mandatory age verification filtering that's about to come into force can't be turned off. You can't say "I'll have the filtering on the kids computers, but not on mine". You can't say "I'll have the filtering on until midnight, but after that it's daddy's private time". It's on all the time on every ISP. Either you hand over your credit card, trot down to your local shop for a government-approved Masturbation License or you'll have to twat about with VPNs.

What proportion of people definitely don't want any filtering ever? What proportion of people want some filtering, but only what they choose? What proportion say they want filtering, but secretly like to have a tug to Anal Acrobats when the wife is asleep? What proportion don't really watch porn, but don't like the idea of being told what they can and can't see? What proportion definitely want porn blocked 100% of the time, but aren't satisfied to just click the little box that says "please filter my porn" when they setup their broadband? Only the last of those groups stands to benefit from rigorously-enforced age verification filtering.

There are 205 ISPs in the UK. You could set up a puritanical broadband company that offers absolutely no porn under any circumstances with a remarkably modest investment. Nobody currently offers puritanical broadband, presumably because there's insufficient demand - if you want filtering, you can have it from any of the major ISPs.

Five ISPs control 95% of the UK market - BT (who own PlusNet and run the fixed-line service for EE), Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk and Vodafone. Of those big five, who would decide to deliberately alienate a large proportion of their customer base to appease a small minority?
>> No. 17221 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 7:20 pm
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Technically they also don't serve pirated content but that didn't prevent the injunction machine from listing them.
>> No. 17222 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 7:28 pm
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They're already engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with court-ordered blocking. The life expectancy of a torrent or streaming site is a matter of months, but they just get another domain name and IP address when they get blocked. Some ISPs implement those blocks quite stringently using DPI, which is a bit of a faff to circumvent. Others just do the blocking at the DNS level, which is basically free to implement but incredibly easy to circumvent by changing your DNS server. Coincidentally, the ISPs that make a real effort to block pirate content also sell subscription TV services.

I stand by my prediction that most ISPs will do the bare minimum necessary to comply with the law. AAISP will probably tell the government to go fuck themselves, possibly literally.
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5th January 2019
Saturday 7:43 pm
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I'm not aware of any ISP subject to court-mandated blocking that does filtering by DNS alone. In fact, I think that method was specifically addressed by the claimants as inadequate.

As for A&A, that will depend on whether they have the resources to just pay any fines that come their way, and whether Adrian Kennard fancies being publicly pilloried for it as Clive Feather was the first time this came up. (He finally gave up the fight when the press started referring to him as "Britain's child pornographer-in-chief".)
>> No. 17224 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 7:52 pm
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I suppose the best way to go about it if their hand really is forced, is to make the "blocked" page a passive-aggressive one with instructions on how to obtain and use a VPN, and perhaps details of petitions to sign and donation details to the EFF, Open Rights Group etc.


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>> No. 4560 Anonymous
3rd January 2019
Thursday 12:01 pm
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Penrose on Joe Rogan!!!


>> No. 62369 YubYub
2nd January 2019
Wednesday 7:28 pm
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>> No. 84560 Anonymous
24th November 2018
Saturday 1:09 pm
/pol/84560 Our government isn't totally incompetent

Someone up in there's still playing statecraft properly. Even if this piece has been busted by some Anons. is a nice brief on modern disinformation tactics.
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>> No. 84726 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 11:55 pm
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Good work, comrade. 5 rubles have been deposited into your account.
>> No. 84727 Anonymous
1st January 2019
Tuesday 12:49 am
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Traditionally it's 15 rubles, actually.
>> No. 84728 Anonymous
1st January 2019
Tuesday 12:51 am
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Budgets are tight, and train tickets to Salisbury aren't cheap.
>> No. 84729 Anonymous
1st January 2019
Tuesday 4:23 pm
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Was this the last post of the year? That's somewhat disappointing.
>> No. 84730 Anonymous
1st January 2019
Tuesday 4:36 pm
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Half past two.


>> No. 422516 Anonymous
1st December 2018
Saturday 12:05 am
/b/422516 Christmas 2018
It's the first of December. It's that time of year again.

Open your advent calendar chocolates, listen to Andrew, put up your tree this weekend, put off the present shopping for at least a fortnight, surviving the Christmas party at work, watching shit on telly.

You know the drill by now, lads.
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>> No. 423278 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 5:26 pm
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It is though.
>> No. 423279 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 5:53 pm
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New Years day is a bank holiday m8. I should know because I seem to be the only fucker whose been at work the past couple weeks.
>> No. 423280 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 6:37 pm
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Plan ahead with your annual leave. I haven't been at work since the 20th and I'm not back at work until Wednesday and it's only cost me three day's holiday.
>> No. 423281 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 7:15 pm
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>Plan ahead with your annual leave.

But I am. While everyone else took leave over Christmas I've been doing nothing all day at work and come the annual heatwave I'll use my saved leave to take the month off with some change for messy long-weekends while the weathers good.
>> No. 423298 Anonymous
1st January 2019
Tuesday 1:53 pm
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Well, that's another way to do it, aye.


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