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|>>|| No. 28571
It appears largethreadmodlad has also locked the previous iteration of this thread; Mark VIII it is, then.
I take perfect care of my nails. I don't bite them, I cut in the standard flat formation every 3-5 days, and scrub under them in the shower. So why the actual fuck are my cuticles bleeding? Putting the plaster over to catch the blood means I can't play my bass properly, and that pisses me off.
|>>|| No. 28572
Almost 2 and half years ago to the day I was in a wheelchair and struggling to walk, I battled back to health but I still can't manage to cut my own toenails. It's a bridge too far for me, but it's embarrassing to ask for help so I keep ruining my socks and it annoys me. However, when I do ask my wife also soaks them, uses a pumice stone on them and moisturises them. I've noticed the cuticles and skin in general stays supple for a while.
Try using hand cream, like that Norwegian stuff for sailors.
|>>|| No. 28575
I'd assume you answered your own question there. If your cuticle are always bleeding you might not be playing your bass properly anyway.
|>>|| No. 28578
PornHub's tendency to promote wannabe porn stars unwilling to show their face.
|>>|| No. 28579
I'd kill every man here for a Kit Kat Chunky multipack.
|>>|| No. 28581
Do you like to munch four down like your'e having a massive regular 4-lane kitkat (that had become disconnected) ?
|>>|| No. 28582
I'm okay with the SWP handing out their moronic
SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY
Climate change is bad
signs at Extinction Rebellion protests because it's such a transparently manipulative thing to do people are immediately turned off by it, but it creates so much waste as the things break and are discarded at the end of the day. Nobody wants to take them home. Do the SWP stick around to gather them up and recycle them? Do they fuck. If you're going to try to hijack an environmental protest movement as a recruiting tool, at least act like you give a minimal shit about the environment.
Complete shower of cunts.
|>>|| No. 28583
What else are you going to burn on your traditional post-protest bonfire?
|>>|| No. 28585
Double or nothing- Fight me in a duel for a multipack of peanut butter kitk kat chunkys.
|>>|| No. 28587
I trained under the First Sword of Wrexham, inherited a khukuri from my Granddad and once beat Skyrim with an Argonian beserker build. It's quite clear I'm the most capable duelist on the board by some margin. If I looked hard enough I might even find the shield I made out of a Tie Fighter wing as a child.
Those Kit Kats are mine.
|>>|| No. 28588
I'm probably just going to drive to Tesco and buy some Kit Kats, if it's all the same to you lads.
|>>|| No. 28591
And what is honour without chocolate?
blancmange pretty much literally translates to "white food" so the blanc in there is pronounced mostly how it is in french - without, or at least almost without the C.
|>>|| No. 28593
Bring us some baccy while you're there mate. And some M&M crispies. They're on offer for a quid.
|>>|| No. 28595
Comment sections that are just references or repeats of whatever the poster has said in the past, only one in fifty is any good. See The Needle Drop and Limmy's Twitter for examples.
|>>|| No. 28598
Acid reflux so strong Rennie has no effect. It feels like I've swallowed a cocktail of paint stripper and battery acid. This is fucking excruciating.
|>>|| No. 28599
This sounds counter-intuitive and contrary to what you would consider is common sense, but acid reflux is actually caused by too little acid in your stomach.
If your stomach isn't producing enough acid, bacteria and yeast are able to survive, their growth is what upsets the stomach and causes reflux up the throat.
Rennie only treats the symptoms, it lowers the acidity even more so that reflux is less painful, but it's not a cure.
The root cause of acid reflux is usually a salt deficiency. If you start to become deficient in salt, one of the ways your body will try and retain it is to produce less stomach acid.
|>>|| No. 28600
Why you gotta' be setting your space shit in a whole new galaxy or something? There has to be some dumb wormhole-cum-slipspace-mega-tech for it to happen and our own solar system is easily interesting and diverse enough to support a whole game or film or whatever. And don't talk to me about no stupid aliens; aliens always just end up acting like space Fascists, space hippies or autistic physicists regardless of how big of a universe you put them in. Except the Quarians, they were kind of unique.
|>>|| No. 28601
You need ranitidine and Lansoprazole, Pepto Bismol in a bind. Rennies are a complete con job and don’t work.
|>>|| No. 28602
A couple of parental gripes.
1. They refuse to pay for gift aid when they go places but then complain that this means they don't qualify for an annual pass. Just pay the extra ~10% and return as many times as you want in the next 12 months for free rather than fixating on getting in cheaper on this occasion.
2. For my birthday I've provided them with a list of books on my 'to read' list and stressed that I'd prefer used ones as they're much cheaper so they'd be able to buy a lot more. They bought me two new books when they could have got around ten for that price if they were savvy, plus if I'd known they weren't going to get them all I'd have hinted at other people to get them rather than things I'd have preferred less
I realise giving them a list for my birthday sounds a bit cuntish, but my family always outright tells one another what we want for presents.
|>>|| No. 28605
I fucking hate this shit. When I were a a teenlad, they'd often call me ungrateful, that I wouldn't be there if not for them, etc. While I was probably being a bit of a twat, I never got that argument.
I never asked to be brought into the world, so I don't see why I should be in any way grateful for it. Life is the worst gift you can give anyone.
|>>|| No. 28606
My mother has tried to make me feel guilty or that I owe her something for bringing me into the world, raising me, spending money on me etc. I always tell her I very much wish she hadn't bothered, and it's not exactly like I had a say in any of it. It's daft really, if it was that bad she should have thought about that before she got up the duff, or at least poisoned me as a baby.
|>>|| No. 28607
My kindle updated itself and I lost all my non-amazon store books. What a fucking cunt on.
|>>|| No. 28608
Enjoy your low social credit and not being able to apply for a fishing license.
|>>|| No. 28609
Was it supposed to do that? Mine is almost exclusively used to read "legally acquired" books I've dumped in the /documents/ folder not store purchases, it'd be a pain in the arse if a software upgrade fucked with that. Although I do keep it in airplane mode to maximise battery life.
|>>|| No. 28610
I'm not sure. It was in my pocket at work and must have unlocked as I was moving about, when I next looked at it, it had three different updates done on it and all my "legally acquired" books were gone. I'm starting to think I must have caused it to factory reset while it was jiggling around in my pocket.
|>>|| No. 28611
You may want to check your library settings on the website and see if those legally acquired books are registered or not. Most ebook sellers can let their books be used through Kindle directly, via a link that you provide from that service to Amazon. I've bought a few collections from Humble that have worked this way.
|>>|| No. 28612
Right, I've held off long enough about the weather but this is getting silly now. Its not the heat but the godawful humidity that has had me feeling clammy and disgusting all day. And my hair is in an even worse state!
What preparations have you lads made for the coming months of sunshine-hot-hot?
|>>|| No. 28613
Shaved my head, got a job outside, and bought an air conditioner for the shed.
|>>|| No. 28615
Fucking estate agents fucking me abouT.
We went round, after the estate agent gave us all that about "getting in quick because there's a lot of interest". Bloody tennants gave the game away straight away by telling us we were the first ones to come look. We called up to say we'd take it literally straight away, they said they'd call us back, and what do you know, they've still gone and given it to someone else.
What is wrong with these people. What is their fucking game.
|>>|| No. 28616
Why the fuck is PC gaming not simple anymore. It seems like so many companies are cutting corners and doing bad ports and badly optimised games for PC now. For days it took me about half an hour to start up one of two games, fiddle about with the settings so that it works THIS time, then I get to play for an hour before encountering some issue. Two games now. Two games I've paid for and can barely play due to updates that have rendered them buggy as fuck. Even did a clean install of Windows recently, nothing is conflicting on my end, a game update happens and fucks everything. It shouldn't be a bleeding chore to relax during some precious free time.
|>>|| No. 28617
This is why you end up at PS4/Xbox instead - I don't want to fiddle with DirectX drivers and debug nine kinds of shit just to play a game; I do that all day at work.
|>>|| No. 28618
I'm not sure if you have to be a cunt before you become an estate agent, or the job turns you into one.
|>>|| No. 28620
I think what happened is they basically forgot about us; we phoned first thing Saturday morning, they told us they'd get back to us when they'd spoken to the landlord. Then when we hadn't heard anything by Monday we called back and they said it had been taken. We know we were the first viewers, so unless someone had taken it without viewing we should also have been the first to express interest. Which means we should have fucking got it.
I wish my utter cynicism wasn't always right, but I think it's just one of those cases. I trusted Leanne to ring us back; what I should really have done is trusted my instincts that Leanne is a slack fucking bint and called her back every half hour until she got her shit together.
I normally wouldn't be so annoyed about this but the house was in the perfect location for me and the Mrs to both have a decent commute; all of our other options either leave me slogging through traffic for ages or her getting a long convoluted bus/train route.
|>>|| No. 28621
the weasel I'm dealing with for a car lease could easily be an estate agent on the side. He's completely uninterested in actually doing his fucking job, keeps telling me that he was on annual leave again, so another week's passed with him failing to do an easy 10 minutes work. Get the puncture fixed, schedule the delivery. 3 weeks and counting. Cunt. I'm going to have to rent something to tide me over.
|>>|| No. 28622
If there is one thing worse than a train arriving late it is a train leaving early. I regret having not gone to expain the fundamentals of their job to the platform manager whilst waiting for the next one.
|>>|| No. 28624
Wouldn't happen to be King's Cross would it? The absolute gobshites have tried to catch me out a few times with a train I've pre-booked tickets on arriving and subsequently leaving early.
|>>|| No. 28625
Not him but I have also run into this problem at King's Cross more than once (and not elsewhere).
|>>|| No. 28626
It's the night before an exam and I don't think I have ever felt more awake.
If there is any evidence to sya we as humans aren't created by an intelligent being it would be the fact that sleep, something apparently essential to our existence, is also completely fucking impossible when we need it the most.
|>>|| No. 28627
There are signs up about doors being locked a certain amount of time before departure. I remember they used to say 30 seconds, thought I've seen 40 and 60 elsewhere. I've heard that in some places they've put it up to a piss-taking 90 seconds. As soon as the doors are locked, the driver is free to go as long as the guard agrees and the signals are clear. The timetable already has more padding than a typical England batting line-up, so if you're having to leave early just to not arrive late someone has fucked up massively somewhere.
In fairness, it should be noted that the departure time shown in the timetable is just that: departure time, as in wheels rolling. That said, the working timetable has "advertised to leave X minutes early" (i.e. the public timetable shows an earlier time) as a standard note so I don't know why they don't just use that if delays on starting out are such a problem.
|>>|| No. 28628
I largely dodged the post-adolecsent problem of embarrassing email handles, but occasionally I'll get a message using a name I chose out of a bad poem, or I'll have to use my back up email which is basically "DelicateUnicornBoy@supernet.co.uk".
|>>|| No. 28629
I've just noticed that my email recovery address is a years old mailbox on a server I no longer have access to. I'd better not lose that 64-character random password I set.
|>>|| No. 28630
Speaking of emails, I created a new Gmail account on Friday to apply for jobs. I've only submitted my details for a position at a local council and I'm already getting spam; that job application is literally the only thing linked to the account.
|>>|| No. 28632
You know how hackers try brute-forcing passwords? Spammers do the same thing with email addresses these days. They know that sbennett@ is a valid address, so they'll start tacking numbers on the end because that's what people do when names aren't available.
|>>|| No. 28633
I have a parcel that is in customs, it's had it it's charges worked out but it seems the fuckers just gave up after that and forgot about it since it hasn't moved since.
|>>|| No. 28634
Saw a brochure from a business calling themselves "Labradoors, an Electric Garage Door Comapny", with a wee silhouette of a dog for a logo. They stuck with that name so I can only assume whoever thought of it kept their job. Shocking.
|>>|| No. 28635
Well you've remembered it and just gave them free advertising and now I remember it. Seems less stupid now.
|>>|| No. 28636
I knew some smug cunt was going to say that. I look forward to seeing your new garage doors in a future thread.
|>>|| No. 28639
Fuck, now I'm thinking of it too. Was it your bloody idea? It was, wasn't it? Is this stage II, the viral marketing campaign targeting Britain's most influential and widespread forums? Jog on, shill.
|>>|| No. 28640
Okay, that's it, I'm adding paid advertising to the site. This time next year we'll all be millionaires etc.
|>>|| No. 28642
Seeing that image made the jingle automatically start playing in my head.
|>>|| No. 28643
I've been trying to get into newfangled things like Reddit and Twitter, because I feel old and all the websites I post on are slowly dying.
Everything about it is boiling my piss. Posting restrictions and arbitrary conditions, with posts just getting auto-deleted if you fail to meet them. Fuck me. I mean I can see why it's probably necessary but it's infuriating.
|>>|| No. 28644
I've been trying to get into the UKPersonalFinance sub on Reddit after seeing it mentioned a few times on here, which is my first experience of the place. However, I've seen some dangerous advice given by people who don't know what they're talking about and the threads are largely repetitive; it's mainly either "got a lump sum, what do?" or humble-bragging about how much they earn.
|>>|| No. 28645
It seems to me that reddit is mostly home to youngsters and/or neophytes, with the more knowledgable types congregating on old-style niche forums. Even imageboards are better because they tend to attract obsessive autists.
|>>|| No. 28646
>I've seen some dangerous advice given by people who don't know what they're talking about
On Reddit??? Never!!!
Good thing they dont have subreddits about political issues or anything important like that.
|>>|| No. 28647
You do tend to see a lot of "hahaha remember (thing)" type memes on Reddit, where the joke is that the thing is meant to have been ages ago but it was only actually two or three years. There's also a lot of that weird "oh man I've seen some SHIT" attitude from people who probably don't even know what goatse, tubgirl or 2girls1cup were.
I just don't like the internet any more, I think.
|>>|| No. 28648
Their front page is full of people sneering at people doing stupid things when you get the impression those doing the sneering are only mildly more intelligent.
|>>|| No. 28649
When I think about explosive diarrhea, it gives me a stabbing pain in my upper inner right thigh where it meets the groin. Tubgirl is one of two images which causes me physical pain. I can't find the other again but it was a screenshot of someone's facebook status saying she had just learned that cleaning diarrhea off Ben's scrotum was like scraping butter of an English muffin. I assume Ben was a baby.
|>>|| No. 28650
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>When I think about explosive diarrhea, it gives me a stabbing pain in my upper inner right thigh where it meets the groin.
You are now breathing manually and blinking manually.
You just lost The Game.
You are now thinking of explosive diarrhea.
|>>|| No. 28651
>Good thing they dont have subreddits about political issues or anything important like that.
We're not much better in that respect. If you look at, say, the Syria threads or just about any thread on /pol/ or /news/ that are a few years old it's clear that the posters who try to come across as experts and knowledgeable in that field were completely pulling it out of their arse. Some of it is spectacularly inaccurate. In hindsight, the Syria threads seem like we've been infiltrated by Russians or Russian sympathisers.
|>>|| No. 28653
I think reddit biggest problem is the circle jerk. Opposing position regardless of quality get down voted to oblivion ones that are fundamentally stupid but preach to the choir are promoted into the stratosphere.
What makes this worse is that this is by design. The 'wrong' popular threads are are deleted before they ever hit the front of r/all there are various things that that track this now like r/undelete
There is a secret admin group I think its called something as Orwellian as 'anti-evil' that manages this policy.
So when you see another anti vax are so dumb, next marvel movie great thread it is there by design.
|>>|| No. 28654
Parcelforce decided to reschedule my delivery without telling me.
|>>|| No. 28655
I feel slightly guilty about being slightly shitty to a chugger on my way home. She accosted me in the train station with the line "Are you friendly?". A somewhat curt "no" did nothing to temper her enthusiasm to "just start a conversation", nor did my reply "I don't mean to be rude, but I'm not interested in whatever you're pitching and just want to wait for my train in peace". I backed away, but she started literally following me around the station concourse. I ended up explaining in detail why both the charity she was raising money for and the overheads of street fundraising offer extremely poor value for money to donors and have a detrimental effect on the charitable sector as a whole; she just looked sad and slightly ashamed and didn't know what to say.
I shouldn't have made a stranger's day worse for no real reason, but her sheer persistence really wound me up.
|>>|| No. 28656
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I really wish that YouTube would stop promoting conspiracy theory bollocks. A search for "international space station" no longer returns a page full of videos "proving" that the ISS is a hoax, so at least they're doing something, but they don't seem to be trying particularly hard to deal with the dangerous pseudoscientific bollocks that litters their platform.
|>>|| No. 28657
Bottom line is they don't give a shit unless it gets them bad publicity and threatens their revenue.
|>>|| No. 28659
I've only been using it about a week but I've already come to much the same conclusion. User voting seems like a great idea at first, until you realise that the users are mostly morons, and having them vote just encourages moronic posts to be voted up because they have the right memes in them.
|>>|| No. 28660
>Imagine playing a co-op shooter like Fortnite Battle Royale or PUB-G with on a VR headset... in real time, with zero lag
Okay, I'm imagining it. Now what?
|>>|| No. 28661
I like how you've cleverly posted the most obvious, oft-repeated and shallow criticisms of reddit. Very meta.
|>>|| No. 28662
I hope you don't mind me saying but I'd shake your hand if I could. These arseholes come and knock on my door (at least twice just in the past couple of weeks) and if I say "Sorry I'm not buying anything" the moment I can see they have a clipboard or whatever and go to close the door they say "I'm not selling anything", one of them pointed to his t-shirt with the charity logo on it as he said it.
I think people without serious issues around simply ignoring the boundaries of others don't last long in the job or are reluctant to take it in the first place.
|>>|| No. 28663
One asked me if I was friendly. I said "moderately" and kept walking and that was that. Maybe that's the magic word somehow.
|>>|| No. 28664
I think it's a sales technique where they start with a question you can't say no to. One tried to sell me a dodgy photocopied book of jokes and started with "Do you like a laugh?". I said no and they looked baffled.
|>>|| No. 28665
One was saying peculiar things to me about what we had in common like he used to have the same bag as me and when he asked my hometown he said his fellow chugger was from the same place. I was baffled he thought I was supposed to care.
|>>|| No. 28667
I think these people have a training course which is just being read a condensed to one page of bulletpoints version of How to win friends & influence people. Most likely it's missing the one very important bulletpoint that explains if people can tell even on a subconscious level that you're trying to manipulate them then it'll make them dislike you far more than if you were just plainly asking.
|>>|| No. 28668
I've done a few shit sales type jobs in my time, from cold-calling flogging iPads to door knocking for market research.
The one thing they've always had in common is that the sales training they give you is utterly ineffective, and about twenty years behind what people have already become used to just saying no to immediately. There are two type of people who succeed at sales- Either you're a genuine "people person" with the ability to chat shit to anyone, or you have Derren Brown level powers of suggestion and essentially jedi mind trick people into agreeing with you.
The one most essential thing they never teach is that you really can't rescue a pitch from someone who's flat out not interested. I'm not sure why this obvious fact escapes the people responsible for training, but it's for this reason that you get those godawful jar-shakers who try it on even when you basically tell them to fuck off. The training always tries to tell you it's worth a shot and that you have to be persistent, with some semi-mythical bullshit about landing that massive sale from what at first seemed to be a dead end; but it's simply a waste of time. It's always far more efficient to just cut it off and knock on the next door/call the next person etc.
|>>|| No. 28671
>I ended up explaining in detail why both the charity she was raising money for and the overheads of street fundraising offer extremely poor value for money to donors and have a detrimental effect on the charitable sector as a whole; she just looked sad and slightly ashamed and didn't know what to say.
The correct action here would have been to just say in a slightly raised voice "look, just fuck off and leave me alone". 100% success rate, and shouldn't ruin their day.
|>>|| No. 28672
They did when I did cold-calling back in 2010 or so. The word was 'negs'. Negs aren't gonna get you a sale no matter what, so waste as little time on them as possible and move on, checking their house number off the list as you go. The absolute worst thing to encounter were COWS: Cannot Operate Without Spouse. They're really interested, spend ages talking to you (and not in the facetious way people sometimes do with telemarketers) but get terrified as soon as paperwork comes out, at which point they need to consult with the other half who is never present. I was selling TalkTalk packages I should mention, so it wasn't just a case of getting them to part with some cash and then leaving, it involved another phone call to TT themselves.
Absolutely horrible job, I'll never forget it. You're bothering almost everyone who answers the door and it makes you feel rotten after a while, though genuine abuse is surprisingly rare in this country at least. I'm a lot nicer to such people now if they come to the door - I'll at least chat with for a minute about the job while making it clear I'm not going to buying anything. Also it tears your feet to shreds and half the time you'll work 9 hours with 15 minutes for lunch and make absolutely no money at all.
|>>|| No. 28674
"Sorry, not interested" while already closing the door. I don't think it matters on you though, it's about the training the person has gotten. We were told to use our instincts and if someone was clearly not going to budge then move on asap. Seems like many of the above posters are referring to chuggers and such who've been told the key is chirpy persistence. In that case try lobbing a brick.
|>>|| No. 28675
A very quick "no thank you" and walk off/close the door. There is no need to be British levels of polite at this.
|>>|| No. 28679
I'm a virgin in his mid 20s and my bank balance is still shit. Student finance will do that to you. That said, I've seen some of my peers working off overdraft for years after uni; thank fuck I'm not in that position.
|>>|| No. 28680
It's been sunny and dry all morning but within 10 seconds of me leaving the house it starts FUCKING PISSING IT FUCKING DOWN. FUCK THIS FUCKING PLACE. CUNT.
|>>|| No. 28681
The sun is out for the first time in days here. Muggy and humid though, could be a storm coming.
|>>|| No. 28682
People always say this but I've never really got that. If anything my girlfriends have saved me money by taking my time and attention away from my many expensive hobbies. I also tend to go out with women who have jobs and are capable of supporting themselves. And back in the day, splitting the rent and bills worked out cheaper too.
I did buy my current missus a car though, now you mention it. Hmm.
|>>|| No. 28683
It did that here too and I actually went to stand in the rain, it was a welcome change from the horrible humidity. There was a proper nice clear rainbow when it rained too.
|>>|| No. 28685
People who self-identify as "nerds" or "geeks" with their entire personality revolving around buying pieces of cardboard and plastic from Games Workshop,
Wizards of the Coast Hasbro, Funko Inc or Disney's Star Wars division.
They're not bad people but it is purely rampant popular consumerism and not the harmless niche hobbies they believe it is.
|>>|| No. 28686
I think they are bad people. They adopted the culture of people who were social pariahs, but decided they still wanted to treat them as social pariah. The people who used to be called geeks and nerds when it was a pejorative are now called neckbeards instead, and people still treat them like shit even though they have stolen their identity.
I remember hearing the statement on QI of all places "Counter culture is just out sourced R&D for capitalism" and it's true.
What was authentic is reduced down to a lifestyle you can buy and faking will make you popular.
Mind you it isn't as bad as people who wear not seeing star wars like a badge of honor as if cultural ignorance was an achievement and an identity.
|>>|| No. 28687
I'd agree, but I don't think you'll find many of those people putting in the effort to assemble and paint Games Workshop minis. That takes too much effort and genuine investment, when what these people are looking for is a convenient label and culture to fit into, in lieu of a personality of their own.
You might find them in drop-in DnD campaigns at those trendy little geek cafés that sell imported Pop Tarts. It takes less homework. But mostly they just make sure they have plenty of Marvel posters up around the house and watch Star Wars a couple of times.
I also agree with this. Being a geek or nerd hasn't been more acceptable, normal people have simply appropriated the term.
See also: Tattoos, facial piercings, keeping reptiles as pets, pop punk, rockabilly fashion, riding a motorbike when you've only done your CBT... Maybe the circles I move in are just too full of tedious overgrown student hipster cunts, but I've definitely noticed that people just seem to pick whatever "alternative" identity they think appeals to them right off the shelf nowadays.
|>>|| No. 28690
You left off rock climbing it is both the thing to put on your dating profile to seem exciting, and the rock climbing centre is also the place to hang out like it is a coffee shop with your laptop, not doing any climbing.
>motorbike when you've only done your CBT
I didn't think you needed to be into more darker shit than cock and ball torture to be cool enough for a motorcycle but I'll take your word for it.
|>>|| No. 28691
I haven't seen Star Wars (I think I saw the Phantom Menace when I was about 13) but I typically pretend I have, because it's just not worth the hassle. I'm sure they're very good, but I already know what happens and I'm sort of put off by the idea that they're 'important'.
When it comes to hobbies and interests I'm probably an 'actual' nerd by the traditional definition, with interests such as soldering together my own synthesisers, building radio antenna, and reading books with CGI spaceships as cover art and long, vague titles. I try not to mention this stuff to anyone (other than places like here) because I know that rarely people care. I've made the mistake of being asked what I do for a hobby and answering honestly, and by the time you've explained what a Raspberry Pi is any why you have one stuck to your roof with bits of copper sticking out of it, they think you're a murderer. Luckily I have more vague things I can say like 'music' or 'photography' without mentioning modular synthesis or MAX/msp or developing your own film. I suppose there must be a lot of 'sleeper nerds' like this.
Anyway, I know a lad who's never had a Big Mac and likes to mention that at almost every opportunity. People seem to care, too. "oh my god! That's crazy!" fuck off, he's missing out on an quite good, three quid burger, that's just a mistake on his part, not an interesting fact.
|>>|| No. 28692
>right off the shelf nowadays
I suspect it's always been like this, just it used to be a bit more local. My mum didn't invent being a goth, and likely only did it because she knew ten other goths. Maybe she had to dye her own clothes black or whatever but the idea was the same, she was dressing and acting like a load of her mates. I think youth culture must be a lot more diffuse these days, as you can obviously access and assimilate any culture worldwide. Back in the day you might never have been a punk if your city didn't have a record shop that sold punk albums or you couldn't pick up the one radio station playing that sort of thing. Now you can be fully and exclusively into Brazilian acid funk and pretend that's the only thing that speaks to you.
|>>|| No. 28693
>I haven't seen Star Wars (I think I saw the Phantom Menace when I was about 13) but I typically pretend I have, because it's just not worth the hassle. I'm sure they're very good, but I already know what happens and I'm sort of put off by the idea that they're 'important'.
By no means was my comment about not seeing star wars an attack on people who haven't seen star wars. You keep doing you.
Apologies for the following rant you've awakened something in me by your statement.
The truth is there are 3 good star wars films (really only 2 are exceptional cinema but the third rounds off the story very well). But they have been fucked around with both by re-editing, and by expansion of the cannon since in ways that ruin them.
You would be hard pressed now to find a version of the original star wars that hadn't been fucked with in post in a way that ruins the tone and pace without knowing what you were looking for, so if you are happy where you are I wouldn't even start, but they are up there with seven samurai in terms of quality story telling.
As for how the expansion of cannon fucked them, firstly the force and Jedi knights were originally talked about in vague and mystical terms and it really helped sell a meta spiritual idea that 'if you are true of heart you are strong with the force' that the audiance related with but later the force was explained away as a physical property in the blood, and the Jedi knights became interstellar police. Essentially without changing the films in that sense they have fucked the meaning behind them.
The audience didn't understand the difference between what is psychologically exciting and what is visually spectacular so equated them with each other. The light sabre battles are nothing visually impressive in the originals but carry a lot of emotional and narrative weight and some how people have mentally equated what they felt with it being more visually interesting but have ignored the underlying importance. what has resulted in later movies when the people who grew up with them started making them is kind of like how a Michael Bay fight makes you feel bored because you are just watching the fight coordinators and FX team jerk off.
|>>|| No. 28694
>I suspect it's always been like this
It clearly wasn't back in the days of the Nazis hanging the Edelweiss Pirates, and US riot police coming into Jazz clubs to 'beat up n!ggers', But I could understand you believing these things given what things have been like in living memory.
> My mum didn't invent being a goth, and likely only did it because she knew ten other goths
You've made the fallacy and it is an understandable one of equating fashion and the cultural trappings of culture with culture. You make this mistake because a lot of what you are told about these things are by people who don't care about any sort of underlying ideology, but only want to sell something.
Take for example what we have been talking about geek and nerds. Is there anything outwardly expressive in reading a comic, or molding a railway or sticking a raspberry pi on your roof for reasons I don't pretend to understand? No it is something of a personal journey a hobby, that is what defines a culture even if they look no different from anyone else. When someone starts wearing a t-shirt with Batman on though, we get into an interesting discussion though as to why they are. Are their motives wholly personal expression, is it just something they picked because it looked cool or trendy, or some mixture of both. (I'm currently wearing a pokemone t-shirt it is my fravorite shirt, but the pokemon on it is obscure enough and the design naff enough I don't feel like I'm broadcasting any sort of street cred).
Capitalism will always step in and try sell you the band tour T-shirt like it was the same thing as being there. It is up to us to recognize the difference without being snooty pricks about it to people who show up later.
|>>|| No. 28697
we aren't, we were orginally talking about Geek culture and branding, and the idea of selling someone an identity they can pick up and have, and I deconstructed that as to the difference between actually having an identity and merely having the appearance of one. Goth is largely just fashion and art around the macabre so it won't ever really be deeper than that, but there are deeper interests that are co-opted and sold which was the original examples.
Of course if you use an example that is heavily linked to the record industry at a time at the height of their power you are going to find nothing once you dig below the surface your mistake is assuming everything is like that.
|>>|| No. 28699
Well since you havent expanded your point or explained yourself at all I must presume you don't actually have a coherent one to make. You are just saying no it isn't.
|>>|| No. 28701
You're both getting locked in the shed until you've learnt to get along.
|>>|| No. 28702
I can get along with him just FINE! it's HIM who can't get along with ME!
|>>|| No. 28703
>I think reddit biggest problem is the circle jerk. Opposing position regardless of quality get down voted to oblivion ones that are fundamentally stupid but preach to the choir are promoted into the stratosphere.
>What makes this worse is that this is by design. The 'wrong' popular threads are are deleted before they ever hit the front of r/all there are various things that that track this now like r/undelete.
Visitors to the The_Donald message board, which describes itself as “a never-ending rally dedicated to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J Trump” and has more than 750,000 subscribers, will be greeted with a message about the reasons for the quarantine before they can click through to the site. The quarantine also restricts the message board, known as a subreddit, from generating revenue and limits its popular posts from reaching an audience in other parts of Reddit.
|>>|| No. 28704
I love living in London. It's genuinely given me a new lease of life.
It's busy, it's fun, it's exciting, there's always somebody around, something to do.
The only drawback, and admittedly it is a big one, is that room mates you get are fucking useless. It is absolutely mindblowing the kind of manchildren that inhabit this earth and cannot live like an adult.
Our flat literally has a paid cleaner who comes every other week, leaves the place spotless, so that means for two weeks if you wash up after yourself and wipe up any major spills we're pretty much golden and our flat looks great.
Without failure, two days in, one housemate seems to make it his mission to shit up the side of the bowl and leave it and the other just fucking trashes the kitchen and doesn't wash up. These people are in their mid 30s and it's fucking embarrassing having to ask them to sort their shit.
I only take solace in the fact that they will probably die alone as no self-respecting woman/partner would ever survive them long term.
|>>|| No. 28705
My housemate behaves similarly. I don't think he's doing it on purpose but is just oblivious. I made this last night, currently considering the pros and cons of putting it on the fridge. The idea is to put a name and date on there every time I do one of the things on it to draw attention to how much housework actually takes place and how little they're doing.
I wanted to include "Cleaned up someone else's beard hair", "Mopped piss off the floor", "Cleaned oven", "Re-washed dishes that weren't cleaned properly", "Wiped kitchen counter", "Hoovered" and some other things but there isn't really space for it.
|>>|| No. 28706
Christ, the re-washed thing strikes a chord more than anything. When they do finally wash up they basically dip whatever needs washing in and out of water and then leave it to dry, with half of their last meal still on it.
The thing I don't get is it takes no effort at all to wash up and live in a nice place. It takes what, 20 seconds per item max? Maybe slightly longer for big items. Then it's done, don't have to stare at it and eventually has to get done anyway so just o it.
I think your approach might be slightly passive aggressive though, I've had best results by just confronting it and saying 'you need to wash up I don't want to live like this, you're 35'. Basically the shame card.
Having said that the same cycle repeats after a few weeks so maybe you might be right to log it.
I'll revert back to my bitterness, he talks about how when he buys his own flat and shows me pictures of nice flats he uses for inspiration and all I can think is how his will look nothing like that because it will be a fucking mess.
I also find it really annoying two of us pay the rent for a place that isn't particularly great, but it's location is right by work, so it makes sense, this man is paying premium rate and doesn't even work near here, so what's the point?.
|>>|| No. 28707
>I've had best results by just confronting it and saying 'you need to wash up I don't want to live like this, you're 35'. Basically the shame card.
Our chatlog is already just a history of me asking him to clean up after himself. Usually he gets the message but I hate having to nag like this about obvious things that shouldn't need mentioning.
|>>|| No. 28708
>>28706 this man is paying premium rate and doesn't even work near here, so what's the point?.
He gets a free, slightly moany, cleaner.
|>>|| No. 28709
The graph is enough to display passive aggression, adding dates is just self indulgent .. besides, they might interpret it as a schedule you're willing to begrudingly keep.
|>>|| No. 28710
You have my sympathies fellow tidy lad and good luck.
You mock but I actually bought all my own things and keep them in my room.
When nobody else would wash up his mess to use the communal pots he too stopped washing up, confused as to why it wasn't happening, he started just eating microwave meals and takeaway Nandos.
It felt cruel but I enjoyed watching him continuously eat stuff he didn't want to eat all because he wouldn't rub a sponge around a pot a few times and rinse it out.
|>>|| No. 28711
>When nobody else would wash up his mess to use the communal pots he too stopped washing up, confused as to why it wasn't happening, he started just eating microwave meals and takeaway Nandos.
Washing up is so easy though. You just stand in the same place for fifteen minutes listening to the radio and then it's over. Hoovering can be a ballache, but washing up? Even I do it and I'm barely sentient.
|>>|| No. 28712
I told my mum I liked rhubarb and custard sweets once and now I occasionally get given a bag of the boiled, red and yellow ones, rather than the squishy, pastel-coloured ones I was actually talking about.
|>>|| No. 28715
When I wait for the bus in the morning there is a women who catches it from the same spot.
Thing is she comes from a block of flats down the road, crosses the road, walks down a bit then crosses back over to the bus stop.
I dunno if she is trying to pretend she doesn't live in them or something but it just fucking annoys me.
|>>|| No. 28716
I don't think I even knew there was another kind whenever it was I mentioned it. The worst thing about the boiled ones is that they're too big, they take up about a third of my gob space so I end up eating them.
|>>|| No. 28717
Lads is this possible? I was watching a few episodes of Top Gear on Netflix, on my TV, then later went onto my laptop and went to Youtube. All of a sudden I'm getting car related recommendations and the only reason I've noticed is because they literally never come up for me. But yeah just this creepy future shit in general pisses me off.
|>>|| No. 28722
Why are you berks talking as if TVs haven't been running OSes and being connected to the internet for the last fifteen years?
|>>|| No. 28725
I was on Greenwich Peninsula yesterday and I guess there was a Father Ted thing going on because there were so many people wearing identical t-shirts with "That's nice!" on the front and "Feck off!" on the back. You know that bit in Extras where all the people wearing t-shirts with the shitty slogans on turn up? Like that. Not even better quality.
There's a bridge there which doesn't go anywhere, they claim it's a park but it feels more like a museum with a small number of unimaginative exhibits of plants and trees in places they can't really grow; "Here's what we think nature might have looked like". Endless paving trod by families clutching bags of crap from the M&M World shop passing adverts for exclusive £550,000 one bedroom flats in the glass towers, plump young men in Oakleys and Marvel t-shirts, a crowd gathered to watch a group of dancers who appeared to be there to advertise for Nike.
Have you noticed how featureless so many of these new developments are? There'll be flat pavement intersecting with the building's wall at a sharp angle, no variation in either. It's as though the architects are trying to imitate early Counter Strike maps, as few polygons as possible to create something that vaguely resembles a human construction. The desert of the real.
|>>|| No. 28727
It's Sunday, it's really hot, just let me sit around in my pants and watch Star Trek, stop making me garden.
|>>|| No. 28728
I always get thirsty over exes about a year or so after it ended.
I don't know how to stop this. It doesn't matter if I'm single or with someone far better, I just crave fucking them the same way you crave a food you haven't had in ages.
I hate my brain, honestly.
|>>|| No. 28730
Neither of those present a serious obstacle. I think it's just a forbidden fruit kind of thing.
|>>|| No. 28733
I just cannot be fucked with work. I should quit.
|>>|| No. 28734
I'd say post about it in the workplace annoyances thread, but the mods locked it for literally no reason.
|>>|| No. 28736
When that lad tried to start a dream thread mk II he got deleted and banned so there you go.
|>>|| No. 28737
There's no reason to start a new thread when there wasn't anything wrong with the old thread, especially on a board as slow as /job/.
|>>|| No. 28738
Watched a few episodes of The Thick of It on the iPlayer and now clips are getting recommended on YouTube, watched it on my TV and everything, totally seperate machine. Hate this shit, makes me feel like a schizophrenic.
|>>|| No. 28739
It was literally fucking massive though.
That was only because I'd already made on with Scarlett Moffat's face on it to stare at you all for the next ten years.
|>>|| No. 28740
I don't understand your agenda against long threads. As a mod you should realise that the defining trait of britfa.gs is slow, cumbersome legacy. This is our mausoleum and you're trying to dust it - it ruins the character
|>>|| No. 28741
>It was literally fucking massive though.
So what? It serves as a time capsule.
|>>|| No. 28742
I'm not even a mod, just saying. Considering that a lot of us phone post now (I'd estimate a good 50-70% of .gs traffic is from the toilet), so long threads are more of a pain in the arse.
They do keep the old threads around, just locked, right?
|>>|| No. 28743
If your argument is about how good GS is for mobile there is a world more concerning issues with this site then the volume of user content.
|>>|| No. 28744
For the last few days I've eaten spicy food almost exclusively. Enchiladas, spicy beef pizza with jalapeños on, and such like.
I'm regretting it today. It's caught up with me and I'm wracked with agonising gut cramps. I've had about four shits already and they're getting increasingly sloppy and hot on my ringpiece.
How do I make it stop jesus christ.
|>>|| No. 28746
I realise this is going to make me sound like one of those MRA loons, but there's been a fair amount of coverage in the news about a man and woman getting beaten up in Manchester. The woman turned down someone's advances and was twatted in the face, which was followed by the twatter and his two mates beating seven shades of shit out of the man. The news coverage has overwhelmingly focused on what happened to the woman, even though the man was attacked far worse; I know violence against women isn't socially acceptable and the media like a story centred on an attractive woman but it's still pretty jarring he's been demoted to a mere footnote.
|>>|| No. 28747
He failed to protect his woman. Nobody likes to celebrate or sympathise with failure.
|>>|| No. 28750
There ought to be a law about doing bread in odd slices. Don't give me all that talk about soup, if I wanted dipping bread I'd use the crusts (which coincidentally are unusually skinny).
It's the cheek of it. Slicing the bread is automated so they've deliberately set out to give the good people of this nation odd slices while knowing full well that people overwhelmingly consume two bits of bread for sandwiches and toast. Is this how they do things in Lancashire?
|>>|| No. 28753
Are you thinking of Chorley? To be fair, they're both outside the M25, so most Londoners wouldn't know the difference. About 200 miles.
|>>|| No. 28758
You fucked the job there, didn't you lad? Don't go around accusing folk of being ignorant Londoners unless you're absolutely sure of what you're on about.
Jackson's is like crack. I had to stop buying it because otherwise I'd eat a whole loaf in a couple of days.
|>>|| No. 28759
Mind you, calling a loaf of bread a "bloomer" is a /101/ on it's own.
|>>|| No. 28761
Why is everyone of my namesake such an utter fucking prick? I'm not being unfair here, I'm one of them, it's just remarkable how uniform the twattishness is. Perhaps "uniform" is the wrong word, because it takes different forms.
|>>|| No. 28762
I don't know who did the redesign of Vice's homepage, but they should probably be kept under psychiatric observation for the rest of the week.
|>>|| No. 28779
Given it looks like a fairly normal three column job, you might have to be a bit more specific.
|>>|| No. 28780
By modern standards of news sites, it really isn't that bad; in fact I think I quite like it.
|>>|| No. 28824
"I will kill that man. I don't care how many arrows they feather me with, how many spears they run through me - I will kill that STOP BREXIT c*nt before I fall!"
|>>|| No. 28848
I told you mate and people will have you believe they can forecast the weather thirty years from now.
|>>|| No. 28849
Well shit, you could have told me before I booked the garden party for my 60th.
|>>|| No. 28850
Long term trends are completely different to week-on-week events. You can safely assume when the world population will hit eight billion, but that doesn't mean you know how many babies will be born at York Hospital this coming Wednesday. Stop being silly.
|>>|| No. 28851
What do you mean you can estimate how many times out of a hundred any given number on a dice will show up when rolled but you can't tell me which number's going to come up next?!
|>>|| No. 28856
Roll it 20 times and there's still only a 17% chance it'll be a 4 next roll.
|>>|| No. 28861
I had a dream that took place within in a fictional home this morning, and I liked the design so much I immediately tried to sketch it out, but my drawing skills are so utterly pathetic that I could get more than one wall down before giving up. Looked like a ten year old had done it, a shit ten year old.
|>>|| No. 28862
Try doing something simpler, like a floor plan. Or simply write out the details you remember in words to supplement where your sketching skills are lacking.
I'm sure there's plenty of architects or interior designers that aren't great draughtsmen.
|>>|| No. 28867
Yet another company in administration using it as an excuse to blatantly run off with customers' money.
>The group said Super Break hotel-only holidays would be cancelled and people currently on holiday might have to pay again.
>Malvern Group said [...] tickets for entertainment and attractions were no longer valid.
Thankfully not affected myself, but this is becoming tiresome.
|>>|| No. 28868
People who don't believe in brevity. I'll admit many of my posts on here are minor essays, but I'm talking IRL, face-to-face, humans who will, on repeate occasions, divulge every single detail of a story, or a thing they watced, or what have you. It's not even the case that I'm not interested in what they're saying, it's that I become uninterested over the fifteen minute long monologue I'm sitting through. However, they do get double bugger bonus points when they have to know it's something I never gave a monkeys about.
|>>|| No. 28872
When you know on a rational level that it is time to take a shit before you go out but feel no urge to go. Then as soon as you leave the house you need to take a fat shit.
Have you ever read about how Octopuses come with a built-in toffee cannon that doubles as a propellant nozzle and ink gun? Meanwhile, despite evolving arses before mouths, our first colonists on Mars will be very unhappy indeed having nothing to wipe their arses with besides sand.
I'm of the opposite annoyance. Contemporary language has been broken down in tandem with the rise modern communication platforms as we have come to take the very act of communication for granted. This leads us, in our vanity and fetish for the impersonal, to attempt to live as in a world of mechanical facts where chains of experience only serve as a hindrance.
As a result of this we can only understand others in terms of tropes, have little conception of what it means to be alive and face an utter incapacity to address modern identity politics in dialogue or public policy. Your painfully single woman at work is a classic scapegoat but is her prolixity due to conversational white noise or instead a failure of articulation coupled with deeper insecurities?
|>>|| No. 28873
An inability to recommend a film without summarising the whole plot or listing the A roads you took to buy garden furniture just make someone a poor story teller, nothing more. I'm sorry you wasted your time studying philosphy or are currently working under Jacob Reese-Mogg.
|>>|| No. 28875
This whole bullshit "cyclists vs drivers" war, wherein apparently it's OK to openly say you want to murder cyclists.
Yes, some cyclists are dickheads (and ones who run red lights, etc should be punished just the same as a driver), but so are some drivers. What we really need is a complete change of attitude.
|>>|| No. 28876
Moving to Manchester for a job and on top of the fucking absolutely cunting EXTORTIONATE deposit for the place I'm going to rent, my car insurance is going to go up by a fucking grand, minimum. Fucking, brilliant. Where the fuck am I expected to pull £2k from as a recently graduated student? Now I know why people are still living with their parents at 40.
|>>|| No. 28878
Because it's not like there are hundreds of jobs elsewhere. it's not like I won't be able to afford it once the money starts coming in but it's still a fucking pisstake.
For jobs in the field I want to go into, the only other place is London, and it's even worse there.
|>>|| No. 28879
Extortionate deposits are illegal now. They are capped at five weeks' rent. If you think that's a lot then you don't know how good you have it.
|>>|| No. 28880
Five weeks rent, plus the first months rent too on move in day is still a lot when you only have 8-12 hours a week working over summer and the dregs of a student loan.
Still, haggled with my insurance company to get it to 'only' go up by £500, which I can just about, if begrudgingly, swallow. When I was living in Manchester city centre, they wanted over £2k a year, so thank fuck it's not that.
|>>|| No. 28881
Lad I moved from a graduate job in Manchester to London actually and to be honest if you have to drive, by the time you've shelled out for cars etc as a young person day to day living costs aren't even that different.
That said if you're not from the north west get ready for the greyest, wettest existence you could ever imagine.
Car insurance is a rip off but even as a sensible driver lad, you can see why young lads get charged so much, nearly everytime I saw somebody do something recklessly irresponsible (not poor driving or a mistake but genuine not giving a fuck 'I know this might kill me and others' move) it has been other young lads.
|>>|| No. 28883
Seems a bit strange to care so much about crafting materials for primary school children.
|>>|| No. 28887
Is it? It isn't Morrisons or Iceland. But then you are one of those co-op people so that explains it.
|>>|| No. 28888
I just woke up, in my dream I met the girl that was a 10/10 to me and it was perfect.
She isn't real.
|>>|| No. 28889
I only shop at Co-op because it is the nearest shop to me and they offer 10% student discount.
Asda and Tesco are negative sensory overloads. Tesco in particular seems designed to be as bleak as possible, to suck the life out of you.
|>>|| No. 28890
I don't agree about Tesco's but I do feel the same way about Aldi. I also like the discount and membership at the local Co-op. Also the wine is cheap and good enough to drink.
|>>|| No. 28891
Why the FUCK does my council seem intent on replacing every roundabout, big or small, with a fucking four way traffic light intersection? We're not fucking america, who in the fuck decided this is a good idea? It slows traffic down exponentially and presumably is much more expensive to build and maintain.
I get that it probably stops a couple of accidents a year but who cares.
|>>|| No. 28893
Don't local councils exist more or less solely to funnel cash to their cronies?
|>>|| No. 28896
This will inevitably sound racist, but the Asian lads at work seem to be covering themselves in deodorant at least once an hour.
|>>|| No. 28898
People who leave the door open a bit while they're pissing.
|>>|| No. 28899
Not on. Growing up, the door was always a signal. Door closed = occupied, door slightly open = vacant.
|>>|| No. 28903
There's a forum I post on where the moderators are absolutely fucking autistic. They will lock threads as soon as two or three posts start to veer even slightly off topic, as though they don't know how discussion works or just basic human interaction.
One of them literally said this upon closing a 98 page long thread:
>I would also suggest those that have contributed to off topic discussion to take some time to consider their posts.
I've really got to wonder what kind of person can write a sentence like that, on an unimportant internet forum for hobbyists, without having a long hard stare in the mirror to wonder why they're such a massive spod with no friends.
|>>|| No. 28904
Proprietary software. Microsoft's default photo viewer somehow started gobbling up all my memory if I leave an image open for too long, notepad is shit for editing guitar tabs, and Adobe PDF is slow and bloated. I ended up installing irfanview, notepad++, and sumatra pdf and my computer experience is now significantly better.
A while ago I had to use a bootable version of Linux Mint to recover all my files when Windows borked itself, and I would've stuck with it if I didn't need Windows for audio software and videogames. It just felt so pleasantly streamlined and intuitive.
|>>|| No. 28905
Mods are almost universally a funny bunch. The self appointed postmasters are worse; whining about other posts without reporting them or declaring that certain subjects are off limits.
|>>|| No. 28906
Can't you dual boot? That's what I'm doing with my new laptop that had Win 10 pre-installed, stuck Mint on a new partition. It's 2019, high time I started learning Linux.
|>>|| No. 28907
Too much hassle. I don't want to switch operating systems every time I want to noodle around on my guitar while watching a youtube video.
|>>|| No. 28908
I found WMP to constantly communicate over the internet dispite disabling all the options i could find. Installed Foobar2000 and haven't looked back. Takes a little effort to set up but once you're done, it's golden.
|>>|| No. 28909
You can install Ubuntu within Windows using Windows Subsystem for Linux, or run Windows within a VM on a Linux system.
|>>|| No. 28910
Waiting all week for a heavy item delivery, I spot the Parcelforce van pull up for a moment then fuck off again. The busy lad left an "attempted delivery" card on the floor of my building's lobby. Didn't even bother using the intercom or posting the card through my door.
If some people got paid what they were worth, they'd starve.
|>>|| No. 28914
At least they had the good sense not to replace it with a different product, as anything else would have been insulting.
|>>|| No. 28915
Joke's on them. This afternoon I went to a competing store and picked up both milk and dark chocolate packs. If Brexit and Scottish independence result in tariffs on Tunnock's Caramel Wafers then I'll be putting my FPS skills to work.
|>>|| No. 28917
People who won't eat food past it's expiry date.
|>>|| No. 28918
People who incorrectly use "it's" as the genitive of "it".
|>>|| No. 28919
>I'll be putting my FPS skills to work.
Uh-oh, sounds like someone's writing a manifesto.
|>>|| No. 28922
I've started to catch myself avoiding saying words I can't spell, in physical conversations. It's a little embarrassing which is also one of those words.
|>>|| No. 28923
Dear people that are better than me at my job,
Please let me know when you're off the market so I don't keep getting rejected with "we found a better candidate".
That is all.
|>>|| No. 28924
Keep your chin up lad. I've been rejected from some shocking jobs and I'm working in one now that's better than any of them, they couldn't get me if they wanted me now.
You'll get there.
|>>|| No. 28925
I haven't shat for three days. Any longer and I'm taking this to /emo/.
|>>|| No. 28927
I've had the Lincolnshire Poacher ident stuck in my head all day. At least it's not UVB-76.
|>>|| No. 28929
You aren't, and you legally don't have to for it. You are paying your netflix subscription for it
|>>|| No. 28930
People are whining about the loan charge again. Tax dodging cunts complaining that they might lose their house or be forced into bankruptcy if they have to pay back all the tax they dodged.
|>>|| No. 28931
The one frame, or too few to read/see what it is, joke. Loads of YouTubers do it, but I see it most on Anthony Fantano's channels. It's just annoying, I have to pause the video and go back to check what it was, it's not like the editor is sneaking something past the network's big hats.
|>>|| No. 28932
It's happening again. A few years ago I remember that whenever I'd pick a film to watch it'd end up being full of rape or child abuse, it got to the point where I just stopped bothering, but now the same thing is happening. It's like my own personal It curse. I know this might sound odd, or not maybe it's totally normal, but I have a very severe aversion to rape. I haven't been raped, I don't know anyone who's been raped and I've never even done a rape myself, but it just makes my fucking skin crawl thinking about it.
I think I appriciate why some people just watch big silly comic book nonsense now. Star Wars might be bland, but at no point did I worry about Rey being under the looming threat of a violent assault from a group of Stormtroopers.
|>>|| No. 28933
>The average parental contribution for homebuyers this year is £24,100, up by more than £6,000 compared to last year, according to Legal & General (L&G).
Always great to see when, despite having wealthy boomer parents, I won't get a single penny to help.
How am I ever meant to get going when people start off 24k ahead of me? It's taken me years of saving to even get close.
|>>|| No. 28934
It's a survey of 1,600 parents; I'd take it with a pinch of salt.
If you look at the actual Legal & General 2019 Bank of Mum and Dad report then you'd see that around a third of it is a plug for equity release; Legal & General want to be a major player in this market.
This is purely a marketing exercise. Life companies come up with all kinds of studies, often ones they can revisit each year, so they can get their name out there. They tend to have a calendar of marketing events, such as releasing a press release about student loans or the cost of university around the time of results day. These are then regurgitated uncritically by the media; for example, the majority of personal finance articles in The Guardian are press releases they've picked up and then padded out with a few rent-a-quotes.
|>>|| No. 28938
By not responding, the other party either has a credible excuse for just disregarding whatever you were saying, or signalling that whatever it is isn't up for debate.
|>>|| No. 28939
It was just arranging a phonecall and they got back to me about ten minutes prior to your first response, but hey, better luck next time.
|>>|| No. 28940
My job is the most tolerable job I've ever had. By that, I mean that there's never going to be a job I 100% love waking up and going to every day, but this is the closest I've ever been.
If not for the one fucking miserable sad bint who makes it her business to go around maliciously gossiping about every cunt any chance she gets. Her and her handful of little cronies make me loathe every moment. You can hear them gossiping in that bullshit hushed tone, about how so and so doesn't pull their weight, and how so and so shouldn't be allowed to come in at different hours, and how so and so is taking the piss... Why don't people like this just get a fucking life instead of occupying themselves so much with everyone else's?
I would be able to dismiss it more easily is she wasn't a blatant hypocrite who does everything as slowly as possible to LOOK busy, and comes in early on a morning (when there's no work yet anyway) so she can fuck off an hour early and leave everyone else to pick up the slack.
I'm on the verge of anonymously making some sort of accusation of racism or something to get her sacked- She's been in trouble for something similar before apparently. She's harmless ultimately because none of the managers even give her bullshit the time of day, but even so. I could do without the atmosphere.
|>>|| No. 28941
I'm not the one who cried SILENCE, m7.
Though it does mean that around five minutes after complaining about the SILENCE it was resolved. I wonder if that works as a general technique. Let's try:
My salary is around 20% below market rate.
|>>|| No. 28942
>If not for the one fucking miserable sad bint [...]
Oh, you've got one of those toxic cunts. YANBU.
|>>|| No. 28943
The post was made an hour after the previous reply. This thread is labled "Minor Rants and Piss-Offs" for a reason.
|>>|| No. 28944
After meticulously researching market salaries, and pitching a number squarely in the 50-75% range, I've had some cheapskate ask me if I'd "reconsider my expectations". I guess that goes some way to explaining what my contact meant when they said the company was "desperate" for new hires.
|>>|| No. 28945
I really enjoy a Matcha Latte every now and then.
London has broken me.
|>>|| No. 28946
I got a £5 off card for Screwfix today. The problem is, the offer expired on the 26th. What fucking genius do I have to curse for this?
|>>|| No. 28948
Mr Screwfix, bring me a card
(bung, bung, bung, bung)
Make it plastic, bendy and hard
(bung, bung, bung, bung)
Give it a sum, such as a fiver
(bung, bung, bung, bung)
I can put towards a new screwdriver
|>>|| No. 28951
Cornballs is too busy making films and not putting Adam in them to be posting here.
|>>|| No. 28952
Plusnet just... Forgot to send me my router and also I have no hot water. Great.
|>>|| No. 28953
I've got no hot water either. I twisted the pressure thing, but it just sprayed water at me and then I saw a house spider so I washed myself with a flannel instead.
|>>|| No. 28954
The pressure regulator valve on the tank is fucked (I'm the samelad from the /uhu/ thread). When the plumber came to look at it it went from very low to no hot water at all. I've just had a bath by boiling the kettle 6 times and tipping it into the cold.
Plusnet sent the router in the post, saying it was small enough to fit through a letterbox. That's either a lie or royal mail couldn't be fucked because I just found a missed delivery slip. Fucking hell.
|>>|| No. 28955
The music video threads.
I'm convinced it's one or two lads pretending to be about 7 different people.
I never click them and I don't want to listen to what some randomer posts here.
|>>|| No. 28957
OH FUCKING GREAT. "WE'LL NEED TO SEND OUT AN ENGINEER TO PATCH THE FIBRE INTO YOUR LINE. THAT CAN ONLY BE DONE WHEN YOUR PHONE SERVICE GOES LIVE." IT's BEEN FUCKING LIVE FOR 3 DAYS SO WHY THE FUCK HAVEN'T YOU DONE IT YET? CUNTS. FUCK. ANOTHER WEEK OF TETHERING.
|>>|| No. 28958
I don't listen to them either. I don't like music the first time I hear it, only after I've heard it a few times so lately I've only been listening to mixtapes from DJs I trust. I don't even bother with albums anymore.
Pretending to be different people how though? Is posting a bunch of videos pretending to be different people? I thought you could only pretend to be different people by having a conversation with yourself.
|>>|| No. 28959
You can pretend to be different people while sitting still doing absolutely nothing obvious if you really want.
|>>|| No. 28960
>I don't listen to them either
Me neither, for the most part. I have discovered new musicians here in the past but nothing in years.
Would purps be able to say how many times each YouTube embed on /beat/ is listened to? I'd imagine for many, particularly in the ones that aren't genre specific, it's zero.
|>>|| No. 28961
I suppose at least it's gratifying if your thread takes off. Most threads starting with "please post [such a genre]" get tumbleweeds.
|>>|| No. 28962
I go through and listen to a few every now and then. I rarely find anything I like, but appreciate a change of scene anyway.
|>>|| No. 28963
The term 'foodie' and particularly how it is applied to people who cook or make an effort to eat proper meals. It shouldn't be a valid description that you perform a basic part of looking after yourself or take pride in cooking something nice.
There is a bigger problem I think this highlights that seems acute in the city. Lads my age (late 20s - early 30s) are better for it these days while on more than one occasion I've taught a lass how a cheap packet of noodles can serve as the base for a decent meal or that cupcakes for dinner is unacceptable no matter if you're "being naughty". I know it's cliché at this point but it only seems to be getting worse as 'typical students' become dysfunctional adults.
I echo this. Despite living in a time where finding new music should be easy, it is almost impossible to find something out of your comfort zone without music recommendation threads.
We do seem to have a problem with common courtesy i.e. avoid consecutive posts and try to comment on other peoples stuff. That's life though.
|>>|| No. 28964
Perhaps anyone posting in the "What you feeling right now?" threads should add a little comment to qualify their selection and why it is captivating them.
Otherwise it'd be like if the weekend threads were an unlinked stream of consciousness where nobody attempts to have a conversation.
>I'm having Cornflakes for breakfast.
>My feet are cold.
>I better re-hang the curtains.
>The woman across the street is shouting at her kids again.
>That's not my regular postman.
It'd just look bonkers.
|>>|| No. 28965
Why are consecutive posts discourteous? if someone asked you to post such-a-thing and you're trying to put them onto something they might like? The poster doesn't really get anything out of doing that.
|>>|| No. 28966
That's when a like/dislike button would come in useful. You're hardly going to feel moved to make a post just to say
>Yeah, that's a good one.
in a music thread.
|>>|| No. 28967
I'd be more inclined to play a video which had a little description but I don't know why most songs captivate me. I just like them because I like them.
|>>|| No. 28968
Please stop telling me how miserable you feel, because I feel it too and I'm trying not to care. Don't burden me with your hopelessness, because I feel it too and I'm trying not to mind. Enough with the melancholia, because I feel it too and I'm trying my best.
I'm utterly fed up with being brought down by people. I'm on the edge of completely packing it in almost constantly so I don't need to hear anyone elses irrational shit, I've more than enough of my own to bear. It's not even important crap and it's definitely not stuff these people want to work through. It's making me think of the "crab-pot" mentally one of you pair mentioned recently, only it's presumably unintentional. I've been very critical of mental health professionals before now, but I've got to give them some serious respect for not just throwing their notes in a patient's face and telling them to do one.
|>>|| No. 28969
Are you me and also are you talking to my girlfriend?
Her sadgirl:exciting ratio is all off.
|>>|| No. 28970
Crab pot might very well be me I bring it up a lot. It sounds like your needs are being neglected, if you want to start an emo thread maybe we can find some practical solutions for your problems if you explain them through. You obviously prefer that to self indulgence and I think that is good. That is how you get better, but a lot of these issues require lateral thinking.
For example my mental health has improved massively since I tricked a bunch of old friends into hanging out more regularly rather than the usual bullshit of never making time for each other. By getting them involved in a regular activity (playing an on going campaign) I get what I need socially and in self actualisation of my will, even though when I was having mood swings and panic attacks that didn't look like it was the answer.
|>>|| No. 28971
With all respect I've made so many /emo/ threads over the years that I'm only retreading old ground at this point. I don't have emotional problems, I have practical problems that lead to emotional problems.
I'm not sure, but I'll check with my GP first thing Monday. No doubt he'll recommend CBT whatever the outcome.
|>>|| No. 28972
>With all respect I've made so many /emo/ threads over the years that I'm only retreading old ground at this point. I don't have emotional problems, I have practical problems that lead to emotional problems.
No offense taken lad. Sounds like you are on the right path, best of luck to you.
|>>|| No. 28973
Pegging, turd-slipping, dildo-same-size-as-cock-ing lad; Can you cool it a bit?
|>>|| No. 28974
I haven't had acne on my face since I was a teenlad. Now, the week I start a new job, my face looks like a freshly-baked pizza.
|>>|| No. 28976
Of all the things we post about on here, my toilet ramblings were too much for you?
I thought us fa.gs were made of sterner stuff.
|>>|| No. 28977
The man fixing the door said he'd be back tomorrow, but I never got a specific time. Whole day's a write-off.
|>>|| No. 28980
What's with lamps all having their switch a foot or two along the cable? It wasn't always this way. Did designers decide it was embarrassing to have a switch on the lamp itself? All very odd and I'm not a fan.
|>>|| No. 28981
>Did designers decide it was embarrassing to have a switch on the lamp itself? All very odd and I'm not a fan.
Probably this, plus it's cheaper to whack an inline switch in, I imagine.
I haven't seen or had a lamp with a lampshade in years, though, maybe that's more to do with it.
|>>|| No. 28983
Finding nice mains-rated switches and somewhere to mount them is a chore, and I design big ugly industrial stuff. I can absolutely see why you'd not bother given a choice. Buy in a lead with a globally compliant switch and move on. If the customer wants the switch near the plug, or wants to stick some zigbee-controlled remote switch, then let them. Replace the switch when it fails, as it's bound to.
Fuck big switch.
|>>|| No. 28987
Going to fancy coffee shops because it's fancy.
Their coffee wasn't even half-decent.
Thank fucking god I wasn't the one who paid for it.
|>>|| No. 28988
I think there's something wrong with my prostate. God, I bet it's cancer, that's just absolutely the level of shit I've come to expect.
|>>|| No. 28990
I didn't mean to be rude, was just feeling a little vulnerable. I hope i haven't stifled your expression.
|>>|| No. 28991
The bus I'm on was just held up at a stop for 10 minutes because two mums were arguing over which one of them was going to fold up their pram to free up the wheelchair space.
|>>|| No. 28992
I was at this event and some woman walks past asking where the toilets are. I said where they were but she acted like she didn't hear me and opened the wrong door. So I said a bit more loudly "excuse me miss, they're-" and she interrupts with an angry "Yes I heard you". Bitch if you heard me then why are you going the wrong way? This is your fault.
|>>|| No. 28993
study of the Italian language football and strategy games I've become so accustomed to saying "Napoli" that whenever someone refers to "Naples" there's a moment in which I think "that's so familar why can't I place it...", before realising my error.
|>>|| No. 28994
I've got that little scratch at the back of my throat that says I've got a cold coming on. Summer is over, another year is drawing to an end, we all march inexorably towards the grave and, worst of all, I'm getting a cold.
|>>|| No. 28997
Half pissed off, half scared NHSlad here.
How the fuck can a SHO not have even attempted to enrol on any training since their induction a year ago? How do I even tell a doctor "oh you shouldn't even be working because you've done fuck-all training with our trust in 11 months"?
This doctor also sounds thick as pigshit and probably doesn't even know how to use a computer. Still, it's not as scary as the surgeon who got struck off for shaving people in the wrong places.
|>>|| No. 28998
Ex-NHSlad here, I feel your pain. I have to hear these anecdotes if there's anything more to them.
|>>|| No. 28999
If it makes you feel any better, today I had to talk a pilot through why he couldn't just ignore the aircraft balance changes we'd informed him of, and that he would likely have crashed into a building on takeoff had he not accounted for it. He also wanted me to call his company engineer, and I'm pretty sure it was because he wasn't sure how to make the changes he needed to make.
yes, Ryanair, how did you know?
|>>|| No. 29000
>Still, it's not as scary as the surgeon who got struck off for shaving people in the wrong places.
Like their crotch, or just the wrong place on their back or whatever?
|>>|| No. 29006
Another exNHS lad here
He won't have enrolled on training because of arrogance.
My advice, get someone else to tell him he's not entitled to work as he will no doubt put in a spurious complaint against whoever does in a petty point scoring exercise
|>>|| No. 29007
1. Lidl have changed the cheeses they use within their four cheese pizzas.
2. Someone at work keeps sending emails out about things like how we should all send birthday cards to that kid who was in the news because his skin keeps falling off and I still can't complain about it in the workplace annoyances thread .
|>>|| No. 29013
>89 days until Christmas!
I think Christmas started 100 days early this year going by when I first saw Christmas themed biscuit packaging. At least the mince pies are in shops now.
|>>|| No. 29014
My local Card Factory had their Christmas card display set out in August. At this rate it'll be a straight race between the planet getting fucked and Christmas cards in January, and I genuinely don't know which of the two to back.
Also, I find it hilarious when the mince pies start turning up with Best Before dates in October.
|>>|| No. 29015
Piss-taking collection times at postboxes. One box near my old office has a last collection time of 9am weekdays and 8am Saturdays.
|>>|| No. 29016
The new Amazon add to basket sidebar thing is slow as fuck and only seems to work one in every ten times I try to add something, not to mention when it does work, it gives me an unwanted lists of sponsored products. I'm already buying shit, I've already seen these products.
Sort it out, amazonlad.
|>>|| No. 29024
People getting on for twenty stone telling me to be careful of how much fruit I'm eating because of "all the sugar".
|>>|| No. 29025
Why the fuck do kids these days wear earphones by hanging them over their ears?
Why can't they just wear them properly? Fucking wankers.
|>>|| No. 29026
So they can hear the music or not get them tangled while still having directional hearing.
|>>|| No. 29027
"Lucy is 27 and works in marketing. Her hobbies are playing tennis, travelling and watching comedy shows."
I'm reading the sodding guardian and it feels like I'm on pissing Tinder. Have we fallen down some terrible reality tunnel where everyone's utterly boring because they're totally broke, or have we managed to breed a generation of cunts who are more boring than their own grandparents?
|>>|| No. 29034
No mate, very is a catalogue for poor people and confused is an insurance price comparison website. It's very simple stuff.
|>>|| No. 29036
It's that most wonderful time of the year where every YouTuber thinks they're uniquely being picked on and demonetised.
|>>|| No. 29037
I do not want to share my purchase on social media, especially because my purchase was a massive bum dildo.
A Sexual Deviant
|>>|| No. 29039
How does a bum dildo differ from a fanny dildo? Assuming a bum dildo differs from a plug.
|>>|| No. 29041
I work with someone who keeps boasting how she's leaving for a job paying more money; around £1,300 which equates to an increase of 3.8%. What she's omitted to tell most people is that she's actually going to be working an extra 5 hours per week so her hourly rate of pay will be going down, especially considering she would have been able to do 5 hours of overtime at time and a half here. There's also the fact that her commute will be much longer.
Do people often make such fundamental mistakes when leaving for a 'better paying' job?
|>>|| No. 29043
This is one of the reasons I get cagey about telling recruiters my salary. Made that mistake, and when explaining my expectation of a bump of around £6k said she'd already pitched me at £3k, at which point I had to explain that going from working across the road from my flat to an hour away by train was going to cost me almost that much.
Joke's on them. Local train company started playing silly buggers about a month in and so the job came to an end, and now I've landed a job much closer to home for a further £5k bump. In the last 24 months, with two failed moves, I'm now on 50% more than I was. If you're below market, it may take a couple of jumps to fix that, especially if the market is moving.
|>>|| No. 29044
Half the population do not have the mathematical ability to calculate a simple percentage. In all likelihood, she couldn't work out the difference in hourly rate even if she wanted to. An awful lot of things are explained by the fact that most people are barely numerate.
|>>|| No. 29046
>Half the population do not have the mathematical ability to calculate a simple percentage
A whole 43%?! Seems unlikely.
|>>|| No. 29047
When I'm Supreme Chairman for Life anyone who drives a van for a living will be beaten in the streets by my teenaged Revolutionary Guards, along with anyone who fills a website with unnecessary bloat and/or clutter.
|>>|| No. 29049
Always driving on aggro mode, giving people shit for no reason, probably not paying taxes.
Go fuck yourself.
|>>|| No. 29050
Don't knock it until you've tried it, lad. I used to think van drivers were cunts too, until I rented one for my last flat move. The sheer power. The rush of being taller than everyone else. The wild abandon with which you can endanger cyclist's lives.
It is intoxicating. I could feel myself being consumed by the van, and I only had it for a weekend. Imagine what driving one all day does to a man.
|>>|| No. 29051
I find that having two large, wide angle wing mirrors in place of a central rear view leads to a certain driving style - you're far more confident about what's to each side of you, but not so much about what's potentially directly behind you, so you do end up swinging across lanes with abandon and utilising the inevitable turbo boost kick every time you do, just in case there's some motorbike about to smash your back doors in, so to speak.
The power factor is there for sure, too. It's no wonder those school run mums in their huge fuck off Range Rovers cause so much hassle.
I also used to drive a defender, and everyone else on the road seems terrified of you - I've almost never been cut off while driving what's essentially a three tonne steel tractor with bull bars, and you find yourself fantasising about just plowing into anyone daft enough to try, or slamming your brakes on when someone's up your arse. It wouldn't even leave a scratch on your motor, most likely, and they'd be mush.
|>>|| No. 29052
That bit on the Nine o'Clock News when they make the news reader check Twitter and then, even more perplexingly, the BBC website itself is really tragic.
|>>|| No. 29053
>Sweeping negative generalisations about a firmly working class profession
|>>|| No. 29054
>Sweeping negative generalisations about a firmly cunt-dominated profession
|>>|| No. 29055
Birmingham city centre is one big fucking building site.
|>>|| No. 29056
It is a giant maze - another tourist attraction for the hoards of peaky blinders fans that will soon be taking open-top bus rides along the aston expressway.
|>>|| No. 29058
I unfortunately had to live in Birmingham for a while. It just feels like a giant mess. There's no real discernible centre, just streets on top of streets of nothingness and declining high street chains really.
The shopping centre is alright, but even that had an off feeling about it.
Probably the most depressing place I've ever lived.
|>>|| No. 29060
The fact it costs me more to get the train to the airport than it does for some of the flights I catch.
|>>|| No. 29061
>Half the population do not have the mathematical ability to calculate a simple percentage.
I can attest to this after a visit to Iceland. Vegetable fingers are £1 each or two for £1.50. They scanned in three when I'd only got two and it took far, far too much explaining why I should be refunded £1 rather than 75p.
I've also got some of their vegan sausage rolls, so I'll see if they're as good as otherlad says.
|>>|| No. 29062
Nit a brummie myself but I've heard the bit with all the grungy little alternative music venues is slated for demolition, to build some shit modern cathedral of consumerism no doubt. The same kind of tragedy is happening in cities all over the country. There's going to be no such thing as genuine culture left in another ten years, just copy pastes of the same shopping centres, Wetherspoon pubs and middle of the road nightclubs in every single city. Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, they all feel exactly the same.
|>>|| No. 29063
Are you booking the train ticket in advance the same way you are the flight?
|>>|| No. 29064
I'm certain other languages do this already, but I wish English would incorporate a way of distinguishing between the hard and soft "j".
|>>|| No. 29065
When someone posts a rather appetizing beans on toast pic, but I can't be bothered to pop to the shops to buy the beans and the
toastbread because it's a bit rainy out there.
|>>|| No. 29069
ARE RICO (bless him) tried to make joking reference to a bromance between him in Singapore and Lewis Vaughan-Jones in London, saying they "go together like Moss and Bros". Needless to say, it went down like flight 9525.
|>>|| No. 29070
Accidentally hoovered up a pair of shoe laces earlier.
|>>|| No. 29071
Not because "ugh, me no like words that are different", but because it's being used wrong. You've got MPs talking about death threats being "toxic", which implies there's a level of death threats that are fine, maybe even beneficial, it doesn't make sense.
|>>|| No. 29072
>which implies there's a level of death threats that are fine
There is. That level is zero. There's nothing wrong with this usage.
|>>|| No. 29073
Zero death threats isn't a death threat, it's the absence of death threats.
|>>|| No. 29074
... which is the acceptable level of death threats in a civilised society.
|>>|| No. 29075
If all death threats are toxic, then there's no need to call certain death threats toxic.
|>>|| No. 29076
When you make toast, get it all buttered and lovely but then you notice some mould on the corner. Fucking penicillin, what's its end game?
Politicians are soft these days. It's a celebrity role that brings with it a good deal of controversy so they should expect death threats as part of the job. They've become a cloistered lot for a decades now but the way this is going risks putting us in shackles - remember back when candidates had to give their address on the ballot paper for example.
|>>|| No. 29077
Worse than that, they're trying to cling onto and use the terminology victimhood culture and use it to deflect criticism, which is entirely inappropriate and disrespectful considering the immense privilege that they, as the people literally in charge of country, occupy.
The fact that politicians are scared is a good thing. The fact that we still wield the power to remind them that they, the rulers, are beholden to us, the public, is a very fucking good thing.
If you start sympathising with politicians because the poor dears are a wittle bit fwitened by a mean tweet you're basically allowing a return to absolutist rule, we might as well dispense with democracy and let the fucking Queen make the laws.
Never forget, Otherlad, that the very concept of freedom and democracy we (theoretically) enjoy in the West was earned through bloodshed. You soft cunt.
|>>|| No. 29080
Why are you both arguing about whether politicians should put up with death threats in exchange for their do-nothing £80k job? This is clearly the result of stupid people being allowed on the internet.
I've said it before, I'll say it again, it should be hard to get on the internet, at least more than 1 wire required, wireless is the devil, the utility of it should be slow and ungainly, not with all these pretty colours and it should be seen as a place for social outcasts.
No more politicians on our serious of tubes, Ms. Jenner can get back to playboy, ARE BAZZA can go on about the darkies in the pub like a normal person and the glut of middle of the road, average idiots who shit up our elite hangout circles can revive the telly.
Mass internet was a mistake.
|>>|| No. 29082
One of you's talking about the quality of the death threat and the other is talking about the quantity. There is no acceptable level of quality for a death threat, it's a death threat regardless. The acceptable level of quantity of death threats is zero. You're just talking at cross-purposes. If the politician is receiving death threats and that they're toxic ones, then he's talking nonsense as that poster said, because obviously there is a quantity above zero and the politician is talking about the quality.
|>>|| No. 29083
>Why are you both arguing about whether politicians should put up with death threats in exchange for their do-nothing £80k job?
I know, right? It should be obvious that nobody should have to put up with death threats as part of their job. Also stop threatening to kill people you have no intention of actually killing, and just kill already.
|>>|| No. 29084
It could also be argued as obvious that nobody should have to put up with being told what they can and can't say in any given situation.
|>>|| No. 29085
It could, but it would be obvious that anyone that did so would be wrong.
|>>|| No. 29087
Mould doesn't work that way. The visible patch you see is a bloom much like a mushroom but the organism/organisms reach deep into the loaf and as a rule you should at least toss out the two neighbouring slices.
But yeah, I couldn't be arsed and just cut it off risking an upset tummy.
I do wonder why the hell Politicians thought twitter membership would be a good idea. It's not even just that they cry to twitter when things don't go their way but there's so little to gain from so much risk that they will say something crazy.
>It should be obvious that nobody should have to put up with death threats as part of their job.
>it would be obvious that anyone that did so would be wrong.
Awfully keen on talking about your feelings, aren't you?
|>>|| No. 29089
Now I'm not in any way berating you or implying that your inflexible stance on such a trivial and overblown issue is unnecessarily divisive, all I'm saying is you probably don't get invited to many parties.
|>>|| No. 29090
I'm sure that used to be Tim, not Tom. I remember sending it to a friend named Tim because it was his name. It's that there Mandela effect.
|>>|| No. 29091
>For the umpteenth time
Fucking hell, the news needs to stop filming outside Parliament.
|>>|| No. 29092
Your mate Tim was probably sat there thinking "why the fuck has he sent me this? Does he think I'm Tom? Should I change my name to Tom so he notices me?"
|>>|| No. 29093
If they'd just hurry up and stop it already he wouldn't need to be there shouting in the first place.
|>>|| No. 29094
I'm about 1/20th of the way through my journal and pages are already starting to come away. Not happy.
|>>|| No. 29095
There's bloody two of them now. By my calculation, we have until Christmas until audible communication becomes impossible thanks to rude interruptions.
Not until Laura Kuenssberg gets her tits out for the lads.
|>>|| No. 29096
As opposed to them stacking a wanton pile, or is it more a reference to things left undone?
I'm of the latter. Wood working designs and projects i need to pick up on.
|>>|| No. 29097
When you rock up in one of your favourite multiplayer games after years away and find it deader than UKIP's electoral chances.
|>>|| No. 29098
My kitchen scale has seperate modes to display grams and millilitres, both showing the same value of course.
|>>|| No. 29099
> both showing the same value of course.
Only for things with a density of 1.
|>>|| No. 29100
I went for a run last night and for some reason it's completely fucked my knee and I can barely walk.
I can't bend it wthout extreme pain.
|>>|| No. 29101
Sometimes I will spend a good hour typing up a fairly detailed and insightful post only to accidentally close the window. It's especially annoying if I'm talking about my life where I dredge up things that bother me but never get to hit submit so I just go to bed feeling unsatisfied and surrounded by unwanted feelings.
|>>|| No. 29102
By the tone of your post this isn't a one-off issue. Perhaps use something like Word or Google Docs to actually type it up and then copy it over when you're done?
|>>|| No. 29103
If it's a sizable post I'll often copy the entire thing so if "brain" eats it or I refresh the page I've still got it.
|>>|| No. 29104
This rugby lark is a bit dull. It's just lots of kicking the ball. If I wanted to watch that I'd put the footy on.
|>>|| No. 29108
This sounds like an utterly pathetic humble brag, but I really don't mean it as such, I just want to make this clear from the top.
For all my life I've had to deal with people online falling in love with me. It's happened far less since MSN shut down and I stopped being 16, but people still don't know how curated an online interaction, at least from me, is nor do they realise just how unseriously I take everything I do on the internet; it's about the same level as a Skyrim playthrough, meaning that while I'm invested, I might alt-tab out and start watching the iPlayer at any moment. Also it's never an independently minded, outgoing, millionaire with an interest in current affairs, it's usually someone with a burgeoning mental health crisis who hates their parents and really wants to talk about that. I do not.
I don't know, maybe if I had a nine inch penis to wave about on a webcam it wouldn't be so bad, but I don't and you live in Colarado City, you dumb idiot.
|>>|| No. 29109
Once upon a time a bird from Denver fell in love with me over the Internet. I only have a seven inch cock to wave about on webcam, but nevertheless she wanted it badly enough to spend money on flights. Then, when it all came down to it, she had eyes rather considerably bigger than her vagina and couldn't manage it. We tried to stay on good terms but she quickly proved to be, as suggested, quite mental.
Which was a shame, still the fittest lass I've ever shagged, even if it cost me four hundred quid and she was holding back tears the whole time.
|>>|| No. 29110
My new job is well paid and the people are nice enough but its so boring.
|>>|| No. 29111
NHSLad here, I had a huge rant typed up, but the details could well get me a bollocking. In summary: people need to stop being ill / on annual leave close to a Corporate Induction; emails ARE an effective way of letting us know to expect things; everyone in our IT department needs a slap; anyone in charge of ESR needs a kick in the ribs; and I've swigged half a bottle of Scotch already since getting home.
The only thing stopping me being more surly is the discovery that hot buttered crumpets are fucking excellent with a dusting of real parmesan, black pepper and a dollop of egg mayonnaise wiv a bit o' dill.
|>>|| No. 29113
>anyone in charge of ESR needs a kick in the ribs
This is definitely true.
I worked as a 5, alongside a 6, reporting to a 7, who himself reported to an 8b. At some point someone decided that my leave requests should actually go to the 6 instead, without telling us. Obviously, nobody gets an email to notify them that they have a leave request to approve, so the first anyone notices is when I've asked my line manager to approve a request in ESR (after having approved it IRL) and he can't find it. Only then do I look and see my request is waiting with the 6. Apparently the 6 can reassign to the 7, or the 7 can seize it from the 6. The 8b can't do anything about it, as we discovered when both 6 and 7 were off for two weeks, at which point local
HR sorry, Workforce, and trust ESR support started playing the Parent Game.
|>>|| No. 29114
Good call, especially since I already have the dill to complement it. I'm just far too refreshed to swagger to Asda right now.
|>>|| No. 29116
Our union rep went on a right bender last year when they stopped issuing paper payslips in favour of staff printing them off from ESR manually.
I mean that's why the NHS is about to get bummed over a barrel really. People like her who don't lift a finger when they dissolve and merge entire departments, but throw their shit out of the pram over paper payslips.
|>>|| No. 29117
Bring back imperial measurements, capital punishment, and good old-fashioned paper payslips
|>>|| No. 29118
I like fireworks really, but they're getting so fucking obnoxiously loud.
I've got double glazing, thick curtains, and the fireworks three houses down are still so loud that my ears are ringing from them
|>>|| No. 29119
If you're going to go that way, go the whole hog and pay everyone in cash; good old fashioned pay packet.
|>>|| No. 29120
The cold has brought a mouse into my flat and made evident that the traps behind my fridge needed re-baiting. Unfortunately, I didn't read up that the peanut butter I bought has all the consistency of a shart.
It literally looks like liquid shit and I got it all over the place. I blame the removal of palm oil for this, it's ruined peanut butter and I can imagine in 10 years it will be all we can buy.
|>>|| No. 29122
I don't think I've ever seen peanut butter with palm oil in it, I don't really understand why they'd need to do that, when they have an abundance of peanut oil to use instead.
|>>|| No. 29123
Trust me m8 - I know all about stirring my nut butter. This isn't an oil separation problem and if you think I'm talking bollocks then it's on sale right now at Sainsburys.
It gives it a better consistency and you don't have to do any stirring. Fuck knows why but it's what I've noticed from the brand who don't use it.
|>>|| No. 29124
'Yes I am using this exercise machine there is only one of in the gym. I may just be standing looking at it for 5 mins, but look I put my drink on it. I assure you I am using it, see I did 5 reps before stopping for another 3 min break and pace around the machine, can't you see THAT! how dare you ask if I am done, are you questioning my masculinity, this is my machine no one else may look upon it.'
|>>|| No. 29125
Nothing like a nightmore after five minutes of sleep to snap you out of it and get you in the mood for a chilly Tuesday.
|>>|| No. 29126
Why are you still engaging in your mind's melodrama? Just realise that you and your thoughts have a subject-object relationship: your thoughts are simply ephemeral objects with you/your awareness being the subject. You can view your thoughts and feelings in the same way you can view the shades of a cat's fur.
I got high and read a pamphlet on buddhism once so I'm pretty much an expert on being enlightened now.
|>>|| No. 29127
Whole Earth brand peanut butter uses sustainable palm oil and is the best peanut butter on the market currently, at least according to my tastes. They don't sweeten it at all which is what I like. I can also only account for the chunky version because I'm not a toddler.
|>>|| No. 29128
I'm glad I never read that before finally falling asleep last night. I hate Buddhists.
|>>|| No. 29129
Oven trays too big for the sink, can't wash them without getting greased water everywhere
|>>|| No. 29130
It's a shame the chocolate itself is a bit naff, because the fruit and especially the nut in Asda's own fruit and nut milk chocolate is a roaring success.
|>>|| No. 29132
Twirls tend to hurt my mouth. It must be the substitute sugar getting into my damaged teeth.
|>>|| No. 29133
I got a few new bottles of e-liquid in the post today. All of them have that shit menthol/cooling agent flavour, when the descriptions only said they were fruit flavour.
I'm fucking pissed off, it's mid November and I don't need to be inhaling fucking arctic wind every time I go out for a nicotine break.
|>>|| No. 29134
It's fucking difficult to find ones without menthol in. The people in the vape shops give me weird looks when I specify not that.
Iceland do some £1 bottles at the moment. Weakest is 0.6 but the bubblegum and raspberry ripple flavours aren't unpleasant and have no menthol.
|>>|| No. 29136
I got myself a smart bulb to go with my smart assistant.
I'm really happy with it and it's handy saying 'goodnight' and my alarms being set and the light being turned off and everything else like that but my gf now wants me to go over for Chinese and I kind of want to just sit saying 'lights to green, lights to red, lights to blue.'
|>>|| No. 29138
See, this is what Idiocracy got wrong. The idea that the dumb people would take over by out-breeding the smarts isn't what's going on, what's actually happening is everyone finding their own kind of dumb and letting that ruin everything for them.
|>>|| No. 29139
I'd occasionally get drunk to accentuate the immersion of a legitimately great videogame, then when I finished that game I continued with the habit thinking I was doing the same thing, but in retrospect I was just trying to make a shit game more tolerable. Quite a nefarious little trap to fall into.
|>>|| No. 29140
Bit cringe - it's just about playing with a new gadget, hardly becoming mega dumb drones and ruining everything.
Oh no somebody wanted to stay at home and play with a new toy, society is failing.
|>>|| No. 29141
If you don't want me to poke fun, don't spend your evenings turning lights on and off while GCHQlad touches himself to the intercepts.
The shame of it.
|>>|| No. 29142
Wow you're so smart and everybody around you is so dumb, however do you cope being around these mere cavemen who ruin their lives by playing with a smart bulb?
|>>|| No. 29145
I've got a vibrating buttplug you can control with an app. Still wouldn't catch me letting Alexa run my house, though.
|>>|| No. 29146
Hook it up to tinder and set it to go off whenever you get a match or a message, explain that in your profile and see what happens.
|>>|| No. 29148
Why's the new Attenborough series got to have so much music and sound effects?
|>>|| No. 29149
The same lads thinking they're super private, anti listening device masters, are 99% guaranteed to have a smartphone that does the same but is with you always.
(I know some lad will say how he uses a mobile with no signal from 1998 now to prove a point).
|>>|| No. 29151
Give it a couple more years, and internet sites the world over will have smug, "I, for one, do not own a mobile telephone" posts.
|>>|| No. 29153
Whenever I go out I seem to end up with something stuck to the bottom of my shoe. I'd love to know who these bastards are that keep spitting gum everywhere so I could write them a sternly worded letter.
It's a London problem from my experience and maybe that speaks about how the local culture here is one of abandoning social standards.
I've noticed this as well. I think there is a good deal that has gone wrong with the new series along with my more general gripe that I wish his documentaries spent more time with animals.
Blue Planet 2 might've been the peak.
|>>|| No. 29154
I confess that my little fingers are littler than most, but I was trying on gloves today and there was little to no difference between the size of the index and pinky fingers on most pairs.
|>>|| No. 29156
Why do they almost always try to hide the buttons on monitors these days? What's the big deal? Just stick them on the front so I don't have to fumble about like I'm trying to unhook a bra one handed. I'm buying a new PC monitor, you know it's a skill I lack.
|>>|| No. 29158
The best solution I've seen is the little four way joystick thing. It's hidden away but intuitive and effective. It only seems to be on the more expensive brands like LG and Samsung though.
Speaking of monitors I just ordered one of those big ultra wide ones. I'm enjoying the triple monitor setup at work, but it's a bit of a hassle to do at home in my small study. So I just bought one monitor that is roughly the size of three, but one stand, no bezels in the middle, it should be good. It better be, it cost more than my car.
|>>|| No. 29159
The follow up /101/ is the monitor I was going to buy didn't have Freesync, despite me having convinced myself as such, so I'll have to save my dinner money for a little while longer to afford the newer model.
I hope you CHOKE on that ultrawide, richlad. Not really, have fun with it!
|>>|| No. 29160
I too was set on buying a second hand one from eBay, but then convinced myself I need freesync. Then Amazon worked their magic and a voucher popped up so I went with a new one.
If it makes you feel any better, I've only just realised I'll probably need to buy a new graphics card if I actually want to play games at 1440p ultrawide, and that will definitely be a battered, probably ex-miner 1080/1080ti.
|>>|| No. 29161
People in the office have been coming in sick the past week and now that it's Friday I can feel the start of it for me. Fuck sake, I foolishly thought it was the same cold from a couple months ago that battered me.
|>>|| No. 29162
Speaking of monitors, is it normal for the edges of a white background to have the appearance of having a slightly darker shadowing, with the shadowing disappearing if you move your head so you're directly in front of it? I bought the cheapest 27" IPS 1440p monitor I could find and I'm not sure if I'm only noticing it because of the size of the screen. My old 24" 1080p does the same thing but I guess I eventually got used to it and didn't find it as noticeable because of its smaller size.
|>>|| No. 29163
I think that sounds normal, that just sounds like you reaching the limits of the viewing angle of the screen. Although IPS monitors have far better viewing angles than most other panel types, you'll still see minor shifts if you're not more or less looking at it head on.
I think that's what you mean, anyway.
|>>|| No. 29164
Me again, if it makes you feel any better I've had a change of heart and cancelled the huge 49 inch ultrawide because I really don't have that much space, or need to spend that much, and also I accidentally won a curved 34" samsung on ebay for £260. No freesync but I'm not even sure I'll notice.
|>>|| No. 29165
People who announce their holiday on social media and include the phrase "OUT OF OFFICE : ON!"
I can't pinpoint exactly why I fucking hate it. I think it's because only useless fucking HR birds use out of office responses anyway, and certainly it's usually that type that announce it. To that point, I also hate anyone who even sets an out of office reply. Anyone I'm emailing with something important enough that I need an instant response, I would already know if you were on holiday, and if you were important enough to have emails you needed to reply to instantly, whoever was covering for you would be answering them anyway. So when I email fucking Brenda to ask about why she's started my paper payslips again without me asking for them, I can stand to wait until she's back from fucking Tenerife, and a robot telling me that Brenda is not going to reply for a week is not useful information, particularly because that's usually how long it takes for her to reply anyway.
I think this might just be about Brenda.
|>>|| No. 29167
>I can't pinpoint exactly why I fucking hate it. I think it's because only useless fucking HR birds use out of office responses anyway, and certainly it's usually that type that announce it. To that point, I also hate anyone who even sets an out of office reply. Anyone I'm emailing with something important enough that I need an instant response, I would already know if you were on holiday, and if you were important enough to have emails you needed to reply to instantly, whoever was covering for you would be answering them anyway. So when I email fucking Brenda to ask about why she's started my paper payslips again without me asking for them, I can stand to wait until she's back from fucking Tenerife, and a robot telling me that Brenda is not going to reply for a week is not useful information, particularly because that's usually how long it takes for her to reply anyway.
I strongly disagree with this.
Inside of a small company, yes it's pointless HR wankery, but if part of your job involves any communication at all with people outside of the company (whether you are important enough to have someone cover for you or not), setting an out of office message is absolutely something you have to do.
|>>|| No. 29168
Even if you're dealing with people in different offices they won't necessarily know and probably don't get in touch unless they need something. They shouldn't be emailing me when I'm on holiday anyway, I hope they choke on my out of office replies.
|>>|| No. 29171
The company I work for operates in 50 countries and has 70k employees, and we exist only to provide things to other companies - yet I've never once needed to know if someone was out of the office. To be fair though, what you're saying might well be true in many or most other large businesses, and I'm only looking at it from a critical service oriented business that couldn't operate at all without almost all deskbound/management positions covered at all times, save for the entirely extraneous roles like HR and compliance. So in my world at least it's hard to imagine anyone needing it, even though I do frequently communicate with people all over the globe.
It's probably also worth admitting that I'm a sad cunt and will quite happily answer emails on holiday anyway, though I certainly don't expect anyone else to do that, it probably further explains why I find it frustrating when I suddenly find out my question might not be answered for a week or two.
|>>|| No. 29172
Thirding. I currently work for a company that has a number of people who, unfortunately, single points of failure for multiple projects. When they're going to be out of office (and not reply to email) then they are required to let people know in advance via a mailing list and to provide ideally three alternative project managers / service directors who people working on those projects can contact for help. They also have to set OOO auto replies containing that exact same contact information.
The reason for this is if some poor goober like me just spent ~30+ hours flying halfway around the world followed by 10 hours at a client site where the 3g was unusable and I coudn't get onto their corporate wifi then goes back to their hotel, emails their project manager and simply doesn't get a response, for days, they wouldn't just be all kinds of pissed off, they'd possibly be utterly fucked - a situation which would be a disaster for all involved.
The same thing happened where by (ex) missus used to work. The business operated 24 hours and so people worked shifts, and instead of weekends you got two days off per week on a rotating basis. If managers had simply told whoever had happened to be on their floor at that moment that they were going on holiday it would have been chaos.
Hell, I've worked for banks where there were several thousand people in a single building, never mind the ~20 or so offices around the city and the 50+ around the country. There's nothing quite so frustrating as chasing someone up on an action item for two weeks only to finally get a reply saying "sorry I was on holiday". Well organised businesses make sure this doesn't happen.
Honestly, if you can't see the value of Out Of Office announcements then I can only imagine that you work somewhere that occupies half a floor of a rather small building and that the highlight of your most stressful of your work-related responsibilities involves making sure the chocolate covered hob-nobs don't run out.
|>>|| No. 29173
>the highlight of your most stressful of your work-related responsibilities involves making sure the chocolate covered hob-nobs don't run out
This is my kind of job. Stress can get in the bin.
|>>|| No. 29176
My job is so high stakes that it would be ludicrous for any* email inbox (except Brendas) to go ignored for more than ten minutes at a time, 24 hours a day. Any operational role left unfilled would be genuinely dangerous. I see now that most businesses don't run like that, suppose I hadn't really thought about it that much.
*maybe not any, but certainly anyone handling our service provisioning
|>>|| No. 29177
Ignore the mailbox for more than 10 minutes and people die. Sounds like a really boring version of Speed.
|>>|| No. 29178
I've seen surgeons in high-end hospitals get caught wandering off to take a shit when their patient is due to move from theatres to intensive care. I'm genuinely curious what your industry is that you aren't allowed to be away for ten minutes.
|>>|| No. 29179
You lot's autistic bickering about e-mails has rather tickled me. I don't work in big high flying business where millions of pounds depend on me answering an e-mail, but I do know this.
If I ever need to actually genuinely get hold of someone for something that actually matters, I'll fucking phone them or their department. Sending an e-mail is by its very nature a "this can wait" method of communication, and getting annoyed over it or your perceived importance of it only suggests to me that your businesses are daft as fuck or you have a poor understanding of what's actually important.
It's all too common for people with middling status to overestimate the importance of their role, after all. An out of office reply is a polite courtesy, not a life or death issue of essential precedent.
|>>|| No. 29183
> My job is so high stakes that it would be ludicrous for any* email inbox (except Brendas) to go ignored for more than ten minutes at a time, 24 hours a day.
I find it curious that your job is so "high stakes" yet your company apparently doesn't have personal email boxes or use personal pgp keys to verify email contents and sender. Do you just have big shared email addresses rather than using an alias to forward an email to e.g. helpdesk@ to all the relevant people? If there are no personal email accounts and no verifiable PKI, how on earth is there any responsibility for exactly which person sends what and when? The setup sounds bizarre.
Me too mate. Me too.
|>>|| No. 29184
>The setup sounds bizarre
I hadn't even considered it to be this odd, but clearly it is, or I'm just not explaining it well. I suppose the simplest way to explain it is that there are desks that need to be manned 24/7, and each desk has an email address. I don't mean to say that we organise critical emergencies via email, but constant monitoring of the emails (and phone and many other more specialised communications tools) is vital for continued operation. A missed email probably wouldn't kill anyone (though I can imagine extremes in which it could) but it would certainly cause a huge fucking mess that you'd probably hear about. There's non-operational people with personal inboxes (I have one for my managerial duties outside of my active ops role) just as you'd expect, but the majority of the communication is essentially sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and so on.
I'm probably making this sound a lot more complicated than it is.
|>>|| No. 29185
So what you really mean by important is that you'd risk breaching one of your SLAs, and the bosses would go mental because it might hit their bonus. Am I far off?
>other more specialised communications tools
Like what, do you have emergency semaphore operators or something? Instant messengers are a subgenre of e-mail.
|>>|| No. 29188
> your businesses are daft as fuck or you have a poor understanding of what's actually important.
You'd be surprised how seat-of-your-pants pants-on-head-retarded the internal workings of even billion dollar companies can be, but I generally agree. In our case if there's a single point of failure they are either important enough to have a PA who handles their comms and coverage (and they do enough cocaine that they are always up if not working anyway) or they're not as important as they think. Or, in rare cases, about to be fired for hiding the operational failures they're responsible for; company's "fix first blame never" culture does a very good job of avoiding this.
A workflow where someone's job is to watch their inbox is believable but I lack the imagination necessary to come up with a scenario that both requires them to be on their inbox like a hawk and also take meaningful action in response while still watching their inbox. Every scenario I can come up with is either a glorified bash script or a text to speech system wired to a loud speaker.
|>>|| No. 29192
>Am I far off?
Yes, sorry. We're talking about tangible services that millions use per day, not ethereal business applications. Our SLAs are largely concerned with safety even at the expense of performance. Our fuck ups (in a general sense, not just my workplace) tend to make the news.
>do you have emergency semaphore operators or something?
Not quite but also not that far off - it's really rather analogue. Some of the systems we use are very old indeed, in terms of technology.
>Every scenario I can come up with is either a glorified bash script or a text to speech system wired to a loud speaker.
Before email, this inbox would have been instead served by a TELEX printer, or at least something very much like it. Simply a channel to be monitored with information to be passed throughout the operation, or replied to. Perhaps a human text to speech system is not too unfair an analogy, though it still requires decision making and is only a very small part of the overall workload.
I should probably just explain the job less vaguely at this point as I feel like it seems like I'm just trying to be mysterious now, but I'm not actually allowed to fully explain certain procedures so I'm not entirely sure what I can and can't say at this point. I also realise saying this will only further muddy the waters, I can assure you it's a lot more mundane an industry than I'm making it seem. I think you're all just trying to imagine the wrong sort of business.
|>>|| No. 29193
I was specifically imagining you're some sort of IT subcontractor holding up networks and services for the NHS or a bank or something of that sort.
Either way I've worked and have friends who work in that sort of field. Anything where an SLA is involved means it's not that catastrophic in the real, physical Earth world, but does incur a big fee and therefore gets made to seem like a big deal in office space.
|>>|| No. 29194
It's not that, though I see why you'd guess that. It's more of an active service than technical maintenance.
We do have SLAs as we provide services to companies, but alongside the SLAs we have actual, proper regulations to follow while providing said services. Breaking the SLA would just cost money and time, failing to follow the regulations would be physically, actually catastrophic. Brenda not replying to my email straight away would be neither.
|>>|| No. 29195
I've recently renewed my NUS card, rebranded as Totum for some reason, but it wouldn't work in Co-op this morning so I couldn't get my 10% discount. Fuck sake.
|>>|| No. 29196
I'll keep a browser tab about gravitational waves or the Czeckoslovakian security services during the Cold War open for literally months, but something important like the a parcel price calculator or my online banking I'll close just as soon I look away from it for a second.
|>>|| No. 29200
I'm also not sure why you'd ever need to turn a computer off, or also why you think browsers magically forget what was open if you do.
|>>|| No. 29202
I always turn mine off when I'm not using it, I'm pretty sure there are reasons for it beyond habit. Not leaving machines running 24/7 tends to extend their useful life. Plus I have to pay the electricity bill.
|>>|| No. 29203
I do, but as far as I know every single modern browser saves your last session so the tabs don't go anywhere just because I shut the machine down.
|>>|| No. 29205
Things might have moved on since I last cared about the hardware level of a consumer PC/Laptop but it was generally considered that the overall "stress" of running one 24/7 was less than the stress of repeated boot-ups.
I figure with SSDs and what not these days there's probably less overall wear and tear with reboots than what there used to be.
|>>|| No. 29206
>Modern PCs are built to handle 40,000 on-off cycles before failure [source: EnergyStar.gov]. If you shut down your computer at night and start it back up in the morning, you should be good for the next 109 years.
>If anything wears down your computer, it's leaving the machine on. Computers build up heat when they are actively processing data and running software. Heat itself can damage internal components, but it also causes your computer's fan to run longer [source: Greenemeier]. The more the fan runs, the quicker it will wear out its bearings [source: Gwinn].
|>>|| No. 29207
There's a house on the street behind me with their Christmas tree up.
|>>|| No. 29209
I applied to volunteer for Labour this morning but haven’t heard back. If I hear nothing by 10AM I’m voting IIIWW Party.
|>>|| No. 29210
Why is rye bread a luxury item? Finland lives on that stuff.
|>>|| No. 29211
The mods clearly intended this as an awkward acronym for Third World War, but every time I see it I just read it as International Workers of the World.
|>>|| No. 29212
>awkward acronym for Third World War
Is there a less awkward alternative?
|>>|| No. 29213
I've got texts from Virgin Mobile and I don't like the fake pally-ness of them. Things like sending "Alright?" after a message with instructions from them.
|>>|| No. 29214
I was thinking recently about how stupid the pretend matey attitude you get in error messages on websites or crash screens these days. Much prefer the all caps, top secret style of my bank's texts.
|>>|| No. 29215
I use one of those 'smart banking assistant' things for savings, and while the service itself is great and very effective, I'm absolutely fucking sick of it sending me emojis and saying "Wowzers! You've saved soooo much this month!". Wish there was a "not fun" mode.
|>>|| No. 29216
It's not Monzo, is it? I'm planning on moving to them but if they pull any shit like that they can fuck right off.
|>>|| No. 29217
It's Plum. From what I can tell, Monzo is much better, though Plum isn't a proper bank, they just do savings. I'm probably going to move to Monzo too as Plum just don't seem that reliable in general, despite getting a positive review from me.
|>>|| No. 29218
Getting drunk at home. I thought about going out to see where the night might take me, but I have somehow managed to ascend past the booze-induced myopia and from a third person perspective I remember that my past drunken excursions have never met my expectations. In the past I was hoping to find meaningful connections on both the platonic and romantic level but for some very mysterious reason I only ever found other drunks whose quest for the same thing was both depressing and insulting because it wasn't on my obviously elevated and superior wavelength.
I don't even know why I started typing all this out in the first place. /101/ for the mind perpetually trying to create melodrama.
|>>|| No. 29219
It's like money, or jobs. It's easier to find Friends when you already have them.
Going out and getting into a drunken chat with a randomer is fine as long as you're with some mates and you're clearly just floating off for a smoke or they're all busy playing pool or something. But if you're out on your own and start talking to strangers it's hard nit to come off as creepy.
That said I went on a coke bender in a well known provincial town not too long back and woke up the next morning with about six new Facebook friends. Instead of a feeling of accomplishment for making new friends, I actually wanted to die of shame and embarrassment the next day.
|>>|| No. 29220
I've just got a new phone, the Huawei P30 Lite, and the back of the case is so smooth that I can't rest it on my thigh when I have a poo because it won't keep still and starts sliding off. This is a worrying development. I didn't realise I had to factor this in to my choice of phone.
|>>|| No. 29223
The matt back panel of googles pixel phones is one of the subtle things about them that makes a big difference to the useability, but every other wanker just goes "but gloss looks better".
|>>|| No. 29224
You could just rough up the surface with some sandpaper or a scouring pad.
|>>|| No. 29225
I am planning on getting something like an Otterbox for it, but I have no real idea what are the best things to buy.
My last few phones have all been Moto Gs, so I just assumed all phones were a bit grippy like them.
|>>|| No. 29226
My preferred post-Nexus phones are the Google Pixel XL range (I'm happy with a 150 quid pixel XL off Ebay to be honest). The Otterbox for the Pixel XL is the bee's nuts lad, you could easily beat a mugger to death with the cunt and still call and the police to come pick up the fucker's body afterwards.
When I can't get a Pixel for geographic reasons (I lost my last one in the middle east and needed a phone quick-sharp) then I always go with a Motorola G-something.
I was on a G5-something-play, currently on a G8-something-play.
No idea if you can get Otterboxes for them but if you can I'd recommend it.
The missus always buys Samsung and I always feel like beating myself to death with the bastard thing within minutes of trying to use it. Stick with the Motorola / Lenovo brand as a commodity phone and the Google phones as a higher tier "don't lose this in an Arab taxi unless you're really drunk" kind of phone.
|>>|| No. 29228
>The missus always buys Samsung and I always feel like beating myself to death with the bastard thing within minutes of trying to use it.
Why? They're nearly indistinguishable from stock android.
|>>|| No. 29230
>>29220 here again.
It slid out of my pocket whilst I was standing up and now the screen has cracked in the corner. Welp.
|>>|| No. 29231
Went and got an Asda pizza, but I've bought a deep pan one instead of a thin crust. I'm gutted, and perhaps a bit more frustrated by this than perhaps a man of my age should be. I still have a pizza, it'll still be good, but fucking hell, I much prefer the thin ones. I'm more embarrassed by my reaction, I think I'm about 4/10ths of the way to a tantrum, which is a bit much for an adult. I suppose I'm hungry, but that's no excuse.
|>>|| No. 29233
Messaging between me and my parents
>Parents: what do you want for Christmas?
>Me: Well I do want this thing but they can be quite expensive
>Parents: Will pay for whatever thing you want you always ask for so little unlike your sister*
>Me: Well they cost x
>Parents: oh that is a lot more than we though they cost, we were thinking Y
fyi Y< X/2
>Me: lol, I thought you'd say that, here [spend an hour researching online] are some more marked down alternatives not perfect but I'd be happy with that match your budget, typically the ones cheaper than this aren't fit for purpose.
>*3 hours later*
>Parents: so we've been rummaging through the metaphorical online bins and found something wholly unsuitable discounted cheaper knock off versions they are just as good right?
Why do people do this? I get gesturing that the sky is the limit and then going, 'oh turns out it isn't' when reality appears, that is fair enough, but then to go from that to - seeing how much of a bargain they can get buying a knock off brand, seems like some sort of mental illness. I fucking hate this Del Boy mentality, It taints the entire gesture to begin with.
Imagine asking a date to go see a film in the cinema and instead they turn up with a a bootleg DVD where the screen flickers, the camera shakes the sound is so awful and you can see people in the Chinese theatre getting up to take a piss occasionally and then them treating it like 'what's the difference'?
why do people weasle out of what the thing actually costs, I feel like I regret having asked for it in the first place, because rather than just getting the thing I have to deconstruct why the knock off isn't good enough.
I'm not a selfish person, or one to be ungrateful I just want the thing given to actually be the thing asked for, rather than a position where I might as well replace it immediately.
I feel like if someone is more concerned with 'the best deal' then if it would make me happy, at that point I feel it ceases to be a gift and becomes some sort of ritualistic annual tithe.
*bonus points for weird unprovoked attack on my sister.
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When I was about 14 my parents got me one of those naff eBay "MP4 players" that were designed to look like a iPod Nano of the time. It was pure shite but I pretended it wasn't because I'm not a spoiled cunt.
I miss MP3 players being a thing, by the way.
Anyway this is why I don't ask for anything from my parents any more. I just ask for money and then I get to just find out directly how much I'm worth in solid numbers.
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> I miss MP3 players being a thing, by the way.
Same. I miss being able to get on a twelve hour flight and know I could listen to a whole audiobook and not worry about the battery running out.
All I'd want for Christmas would be a high battery life MP3 player with exact seek, but every time I ask any online forum for advice on if such a thing even exists any more they just tell me to stop being such a weirdo and to use a smartphone like a normal human being.
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I'm sure there must be some sort of phone built for energy saving that has a SD expansion card slot and the ability to play music you can dig out from the last 10 years of tech that would fit your purpose?
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Most likely, but there's also likely an actual purpose-built MP3 player with exact seek. The problem becomes one of needles, haystacks, and the amount of time I can spend on google before I neck myself.
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>Anyway this is why I don't ask for anything from my parents any more. I just ask for money and then I get to just find out directly how much I'm worth in solid numbers.
I mean I really don't care about the cost of the thing itself. If they set a budget I would match it or find something else for that budget. What I can't stand is once they have set their limit and I have met it, seeing if they can get it on the cheap. It isn't like they can't afford it, I would show sympathy for that. It seems more pathological, like they can't comprehend the idea of paying for quality. I'm sure if I had asked for something different they would happily pay as much as the price of the good version of this thing is, but that would of course be the lowest grade version of that thing. To frame this, their favourite restaurants are all you can eat buffets when they have a discount day. Doesn't matter if it tastes like shit because you are getting your monies worth in quantity after all.
|>>|| No. 29242
My dick is the only part of me that's not got fatter as I've got older. I feel robbed.
|>>|| No. 29244
I used to use a Fiio headphone amplifier in secondary school, the build quality was fairly shite but it did what I wanted it to do. Hopefully they've improved since then.
|>>|| No. 29245
Is that why my foreskin's getting bloody marginal these days? Weird tear-y stretchy sore bits couple of weeks back, quite annoying...
|>>|| No. 29246
NHSLad / Officemonkey here.
I just spent too much time trying to get our Estates department to fix the numeric keylock¹ (fucked latchplate, the sort of thing I could fix myself with some epoxy and a plus-head screwie) for my department, but the job request was cancelled twice (low priority, "duplicate of another job"). My department resides within a portakabin which is on a slab of land shared with two other Trusts; one of which provides "secure mental health facilities". The latter facility has been demonstrated as not being adequately secure, as in such recent examples where some garok from next door regularly swaggered in to our department and announced their presence with the clarion call, "I'm the Boss, where's [REDACTED], I need to see 'im", and demanding "chocolate". Or when a ST2 who looks like a scared young boy just wanders into our department, bypasses reception and starts snooping around the desk of our PGME Admin before asking us where our PGME Admin is (she's on Maternity Leave). We often get visitors for the other Trusts wandering in too, but it's usually easier to tell them to fuck off to where they should be via intercom rather than when they are hovering over our shoulders and looking at what we are doing on our computers arrrrrgh fukkk offfff
¹ Such numeric keylocks with numbers 0-9, letters XYZ and a C (clear) key are extremely exploitable and not very secure - as long as you know the keys that need to be pressed, they can be inputted in ANY order. Attempts were discovered in my previous workplace to glean codes to restricted areas by applying permanent marker to the very edges of the buttons and seeing which of those buttons had more of the marker ink worn away. Attempts were FOILED by some busybody with a funsize bottle of Purell hand gel. FUCK ~ YOU. The only needles I need to find should be in yellow buckets with red lids.