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>> No. 418316 Anonymous
2nd July 2018
Monday 9:50 pm
418316 Official Trump visit Thread
So The Tangerine Tyrant is gracing us with his presence, on the 13th of July. Friday the 13th in fact.

Coordinated mass protests are predicted and the met has drafted in reinforcements to "balance" free speech and security.

There's the admirable "Show your rump to trump", the coordinated mooning will if nothing offend POTUS, who is a self-confessed "germa-phobe".

Then there's the venerable "giant Trump Baby balloon". Though are Sadiq has forbidden its flying. Watch this space.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/activists-plan-giant-trump-baby-balloon-protest-uk/story?id=56195667

Buckle up, it's going to be one helluva ride.
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>> No. 418716 Anonymous
14th July 2018
Saturday 2:58 pm
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>>418712
It doesn't matter whether or not you choose to express your own sexuality in a different fashion, you should be expressing solidarity with your community, not divisively pouring scorn on it. Because you know damn well they will come for you next.
>> No. 418721 Anonymous
14th July 2018
Saturday 4:38 pm
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>>418716
They're not 'his community' though, they're just other people who happen to be bisexual.

Who is 'they' anyway?
>> No. 418891 Anonymous
22nd July 2018
Sunday 12:33 am
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>> No. 418893 Anonymous
22nd July 2018
Sunday 12:57 am
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>>418891
I do remember reading, perhaps in Stasiland by Anna Funder (which is a great book), there were a few people who crossed from west to east - often soldiers who wanted to be with a bird they had met, or people wanting to disappear from their lives in the West.

As I recall, they were sent to labour camps at best, executed at worst.
>> No. 418894 Anonymous
22nd July 2018
Sunday 1:48 am
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GULAG

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>> No. 418310 Anonymous
2nd July 2018
Monday 1:01 pm
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New week thread.

What is happening in your life?
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>> No. 418808 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 2:12 pm
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>>418806

My ex girlfriend actually asked me once how I do it every day, wanking off without getting carpal tunnel. To her, it felt like a real effort whenever she was wanking me off.

So I asked her, what about when she got herself off. Rubbing your G spot to climax doesn't really seem to be much less effort. She then rightly said that she never felt the need to do it up to two times a day. And that she usually used a vibrator because it was so much more convenient.
>> No. 418809 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 3:35 pm
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>>418808

That's women for you in a nutshell isn't it. Always having things done for them, never putting the effort in for themselves.
>> No. 418812 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 4:58 pm
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>>418807

Oh you poor fool.
>> No. 418814 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 5:14 pm
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>>418809

Then again, my ex wasn't like that in every respect. She was often the one who initiated sex. She often got right to the point, and would just simply lower herself onto my knob when she felt like it. And she didn't need the kind of foreplay that some women expect. You know, the types who expect to be waited on and are really just lying there waiting for the bloke to do everything.

She sometimes said maybe she was a lad trapped in a woman's body, because she kind of dealt with sex more like a bloke. It had to be fun, and when she was sexually aroused, she wanted to get her rocks off, and fast.
>> No. 418892 Anonymous
22nd July 2018
Sunday 12:45 am
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>> No. 418810 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 3:36 pm
418810 The Many Faces Of Adolf Hitler
New documents reveal Adolf Hitler was still alive more than 10 years after World War 2. Declassified CIA files revealed this truth about Adolf Hitler. The suspected Adolf Hitler pictures from the CIA files show him in his many different appearances unlike you've ever seen him before.

http://freakybay.com/article/the-many-faces-of-adolf-hitler.php
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>> No. 418852 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 12:25 am
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>>418850

What's really going to blow your mind is if you read up on War Plan Red. Suddenly, the heroic Allies won't seem so heroic to you anymore. If it hadn't been for Hitler starting WWII, then quite likely WWII would have taken place pretty much around the same time, give or take, between the United States and the British Empire. One of the first steps would have been an illegal military invasion and occupation of Canada by the U.S.. And things probably would have progressed from there.


>under largely the same sort of consumer-capitalist society we live in now

Not quite. One key feature of modern consumerism is and was credit. In the 1940s, credit and loans were far from ubiquitous as they are now. If you wanted to buy consumer goods, it was largely understood that you would have to earn and save your own money to afford them. Then again, job security and real-term wages were at levels unknown to most people today. Through his own hard work, a family man really could earn enough to provide and afford modest luxuries for a family of four including a stay at home housewife.

The kind of credit consumer mentality we have today really only came about after WWII and going into the 1950s and 1960s, with readily available consumer credit. Sadly, this also meant that in general, employers no longer needed to keep wages high and fixed in order not to cut their own flesh on the consumer side, because consumer demand for the goods they offered no longer depended on income, but increasingly only on the availability of credit. And now we live in a world where over 60 percent of new cars are financed. If you took away consumer credit, entire industries would collapse. As they have, e.g. the housing market following the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007/2008. And we are all really still paying the price for it. Worse even, we have learned nothing from it, but we are seeing consumer and housing credit bubbles that dwarf anything that has existed before.

But that's enough economics 101 for now.
>> No. 418853 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 2:01 am
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>>418852
War Plan Red, like the other similarly named American military plots, is a contingency plan for a worst case scenario no matter how unlikely, not something intended to be enacted under any usual circumstance. You may as well argue Batman is evil because he keeps a chunk of kryptonite in his utility belt.
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21st July 2018
Saturday 2:20 am
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>>418852
War Plan Red is a backup plan in case of the event of war, it was not a statement of intent. Military types plan, it's what they do.
>> No. 418882 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 9:46 pm
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>>418852

I appreciate the detail you went to but that is pretty much why I said "largely". Credit was still a thing back then- Overselling on credit was one of the big factors leading to the crash of the 1920s was it not.

The difference is our modern economy has come to rely on it as both a dangerous crutch, and a crack filler to make the markets inherently less risky. In the modern economy, actual money is more or less interchangeable with credit.

All I meant is that the same motives of profit above all else existed. Companies didn't care if they were selling nerve agents to Nazi Germany, in the same way they don't care about selling them to Saddam or Assad in the modern day. The primary reason we fought Hitler was not to heroically save all the Jews, it was to attempt to maintain a delicate balance of power.
>> No. 418890 Anonymous
22nd July 2018
Sunday 12:27 am
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>> No. 418854 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 2:12 am
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>James Gunn is exiting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

>The move comes after conservative personalities resurfaced old tweets Thursday in which the filmmaker joked about controversial topics such as pedophilia and rape. Gunn has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump.

>"The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him," Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement Friday.

>On Thursday, Gunn tweeted in response to the tweets being resurfaced, "Many people who have followed my career know, when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor."


I don't care he made jokes that people are offened on behalf of someone else for. I just wanted him to keep making a decent film series. If you are shocked that he said these things you haven't been paying attention to his carear very well. Disney obviously knew who he was and didn't care until they thought they might get bad PR, not standing by him is fucking spineless.


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>> No. 418867 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 2:15 pm
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I've also seen people get banned for posting a face picture of teenaged actresses. No mention of the actress in the text, her age, or anything remotely sexual but still a ban is deemed necessary. To me it seems like anyone complaining about that are the ones sexualising children.
>> No. 418868 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 2:28 pm
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>>418867

You mean the one on /fat/ with the text "Do you look at pictures of pretty girls before working out to motivate yourself?" It doesn't take Alex Jones to connect those dots.
>> No. 418869 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 2:41 pm
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What a load of shite. Is this what it's come to? "You were mean about the president so now you're getting fired!" I just want to go back, lads, I just want it all to stop. I hate to have to do this, but I'm officially declaring that things have gotten more shit than they were in the past. Yes, at the time Gunn wrote those Tweets my only responsibility was getting my dad to renew my Xbox Live subscribtion, but the ambience around that insular existence wasn't nearly as grim as it is now.

>>418867
tl:dr BALTIMORA
>> No. 418886 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 11:27 pm
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>>418868


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a90BAwsvlA

Films like American Beauty would likely not get made today. Not because Kevin Spacey himself is an abusive gay paedo and will probably never find work again as an actor. But because of all the hints at sex between middle aged wronguns and minors.

It also doesn't quite matter that Mena Suvari was actually 20 years old when American Beauty was filmed.

It kind of messed with your head. I had a huge crush on Mena Suvari for a long time, not because she was playing high school teenagers into her 20s, but because of the grown woman that she was in real life. I'm about her generation, a tad older, and if you asked me 15 or 20 years ago who my ideal dream girlfriend was, I would have said "somebody like Mena Suvari".

Sadly, her career died when she became to old to believably play precocious 16-year-olds. She resurfaced circa 2005 as a soldier in some zombie movie, but it wasn't the same. Even though she looked quite sexy in a combat uniform.
>> No. 418889 Anonymous
22nd July 2018
Sunday 12:25 am
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>>418867

Oh, it's you again.

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>> No. 416056 Anonymous
10th March 2018
Saturday 10:05 am
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New weekend thread? New weekend thread.

How's it going, ladmates?
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>> No. 418879 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 8:31 pm
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>>418870
Nice. I normally grow them, but haven't got any this year. Partly because I've got hopefully enough to last me the year in my freezer already. It's a shame though, I'd have got a bumper crop in this weather.


>>418871
>Filthy spice addict.
Takes one to know one.
>> No. 418880 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 8:51 pm
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>>418879

This is also a high yield cultivar, and I can expect to harvest some 50 peppers per plant this year. The weather has really been great this year. For pretty much everything.

I'm really not sure what to do with 150 chili peppers, but I guess I will end up making loads of sauce from them. One of my specialties is mojo rojo, the Canarian spicy red sauce with plenty of chili and garlic.

And you can dry chili peppers too without a problem. Just leave them in a dry and warm place where they can't catch mold, and they will keep for up to two years. After that, they will probably lose flavour.

And a few peppers will go to a few friends who want some seeds to grow their own plants next year. I'll have to give them some pointers though, because Tabasco chili peppers aren't ideal for beginners. They are a bit more sensitive to the right or wrong conditions than other cultivars.
>> No. 418881 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 9:10 pm
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>>418876

Disco in the back of a truck?
>> No. 418884 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 11:02 pm
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>>418877

>whistles and glowsticks

Ah, good times. It's kind of those things that I miss about being old.

That, and being able to dance all night, get pissed off my tits, and pull untold numbers of 20-year-olds. And then go to class again at uni on Monday morning as if nothing happened.

These days, I need the whole weekend to bounce back if I drink half a bottle of red wine at a dinner party Friday night.
>> No. 418885 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 11:20 pm
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>> No. 418820 Anonymous
20th July 2018
Friday 10:46 am
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My mother shares image macros (sorry, memes) on Facebook. Colleagues regularly send them out in emails calling people the real MVP. Somebody sent me a message over my work Skype to call a group of people a "bunch of cucks". The same guy called a stock photograph "meme Harold". Dating profiles use words like "alpha". I saw Richard Osman use the term "circlejerk" on his Twitter account.

Sometimes I fantasise about going back in time like the Terminator and making sure imageboards never existed.

I may need to take a break from the internet.
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>> No. 418846 Anonymous
20th July 2018
Friday 9:27 pm
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Image macros is the right term lad.
"Normies" use the word meme for funny images they've just created or seen, usually twitter screen caps and the like.
>> No. 418847 Anonymous
20th July 2018
Friday 9:46 pm
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>>418846

I remember when we used the term 'image macro' to avoid sounding like the weirdo 4channers. Now apparently we do it to avoid sounding like the normal people.
>> No. 418849 Anonymous
20th July 2018
Friday 10:53 pm
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>>418847
Meme has generally lost its meaning now and while it shouldn't annoy me, it does.
Any cunt nowadays can make memeys but all they're really doing is making a funny image macro.
>> No. 418851 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 12:00 am
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>>418849
>Meme has generally lost its meaning now and while it shouldn't annoy me, it does.

You clearly don't know the orginal meaning of meme if you don't see the irony of what you just said.
>> No. 418857 Anonymous
21st July 2018
Saturday 2:25 am
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>>418851
Nobody bothered with it in popular discourse with its original meaning.

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>> No. 418773 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:23 am
418773 The Man Who Ate Uranium
You can watch this guy Galen lick a pile of highly radioactive uranium off the palm of his hand and ignite a chunk of plutonium into a shower of flaming dust. The guy also drank reactor cooling pool water for fun and liked to go swimming in the pool to relax.

http://freakybay.com/article/the-man-who-ate-uranium.php
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>> No. 418774 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 11:51 am
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Is he retarded or is there some reason he won't die I don't know about?
>> No. 418795 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 1:34 am
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Did you watch the video, the dude actually eats the shit

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>> No. 418574 Anonymous
8th July 2018
Sunday 5:49 pm
418574 Britfags in the Amazon
Right, ladmates. One of you must be guilty of this horrifying, yet oddly scintillating, review for a bog plunger on Amazon. No one but you could think to write this:


5.0 out of 5 stars
First ever 'emergency' Amazon purchase. 10/10, wouldn't do again.
8 February 2018
Verified Purchase
I got to a point in my life this week in the decisions I had made, that meant I needed to buy an emergency plunger. A period of extreme mastication in the week prior, of largely coffee and stuff with bread in, on or around it, came to a head with a log on Wednesday night that was the size of a mid-teenagers' forearm. Peering down in shame at the depth charge that crashed into the porcelain below, I panicked and thrust my ungainly trotters at the flush button. Like a modern-day curtain-raising on opening night, the fetid bum-water rushed down but the package stayed put, defiant and proud. Over and over and over again, and I made it worse each time. The sweat rushing down my unloving features, I left it as it was and went to sleep.

I power-walked home the next night, to be there in time for the delivery of this thing, and in customary fashion it appeared in the packaging as if I bought an aquarium or a plus-sized sex swing. I tore the box asunder as if it was a multipack of Freddos, and set to work. Initially, I got the mixture (think Nutella in the microwave for roughly 47 seconds) up my shins and in my hair as the initial fact-finding was turning into a bit of a faff. Retreating for a moment to read the instructions that are right there on the side of the plunger, I got to work.

It was glorious. The pipe wheezed as the plunger blasted my coffee-baby with the level of gusto that initially introduced it into this cold, unforgiving world. Partly that, and partly the iceberg of baby wipes I had accumulated because I like my southern star feeling as if I'm in the Bodyform advert from the late nineties. It was done. I had tasted victory, the plunger caked in excrement but I'll be damned if it wasn't born to do this. Monumental success, and this product made it all possible. I will never forget what happened here.
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>> No. 418777 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 12:37 pm
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>>418772

You would be amazed what people are actually willing to fork over to buy esoteric pseudoscience rubbish.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Prana-Crystal-Brahman-Rainbow-Standard/dp/B00L8BKPUA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1531824464&sr=8-4&keywords=orgonite+pyramid

>• Room harmonizer combined with the energy of all 7 charkras • Size: 8x8 • Height: 6cm • Special abilities: strong protection & power of transformation

Basically, it's £10 worth of gemstones thrown into some dyed epoxy. The profit margin on these things should be well over 1000 percent.

My granddad's second wife was Austrian and she lived in Vienna, which is one of Europe's esoteric capitals. She was really into all that esoteric hocus-pocus, and she wore a tigers eye necklace with a tigers eye about the size of a pound coin, and back in the day she said she paid some 10,000 Austrian Shillings for it, which was over £600 even back then, 25 years ago. She said it was infused with the special healing powers of some sort of guru, and would protect her from disease and evil spirits.

Maybe she didn't wear it often enough. She died of cancer of the bladder a few years later. Or maybe she should've just quit smoking.
>> No. 418778 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 12:43 pm
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>>418777

Is a tigers eye a type of crystal or are we actually talking about an actual preserved tiger eye? If the latter that's fucking metal.
>> No. 418779 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 1:00 pm
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>>418778

No, I did mean the gemstone tiger's eye. Which is quite inexpensive, looking at eBay right now. Just a tiger's eye about the size of a £1 coin will set you back around £3-£5 plus p&p.

The tiger's eye my granddad's second wife wore was on a thin, gold looking necklace chain, but I'm not sure if it was real gold. I'm sure she would have told us. Maybe some low-grade 375 material or something. In any case, nothing that would realistically have commanded a price of £600 at market value, not even 25 years ago.
>> No. 418784 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 7:44 pm
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>>418742
>fucker up stairs was putting fishtank gravel down the bog
I'm sorry that this reply will dredge up a post so much earlier in the thread but what the actual fucking fuck, who the fuck even does that
>> No. 418789 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:03 pm
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>>418784

This guy.

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>> No. 418197 Anonymous
27th June 2018
Wednesday 1:20 am
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I was in a meeting tonight and two people walked in late during a minute's silence. I was just thinking how truly weird it must have been for them to walk in and everyone was sitting there in dead silence.
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>> No. 418786 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 7:57 pm
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>>418785
If you're posting on .gs then you're already there mate. What's it like to have peaked so young?
>> No. 418787 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 8:26 pm
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>>418786
Is that you Dad?
>> No. 418788 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 9:55 pm
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>>418785

One of my history teachers had the surname Kerr. He would go on and on about the fact that it was an anglicisation of an old Norse word which meant something like "man of the marsh". Apparently, there is also a Clan Kerr in Scotland, but my teacher said he was not related to it.
>> No. 418790 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:28 pm
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>>418788
Well would you want to be associated with some Scots, when you could instead be associated with some muddy wet ground.
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17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:40 pm
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>>418790

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>> No. 418566 Anonymous
8th July 2018
Sunday 11:58 am
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Lads, I've been having a think. How much do you plan your life? As in:-

• "I want to live in a nice house in that lovely village I always pass through. Here's how I'm going to achieve it."
• "The ultimate aim in my career is to be doing x.
• "I want to retire by the time I'm 60. I'm going to put away x amount of money every month to try and achieve this."
• "By the time I'm 40 I'd like to have traveled to the Azores, Japan, New Zealand and the Galapagos islands."
• "I want to learn a new language in the next two years."
• "This summer I'm going to walk the Three Peaks, go white water rafting and start training for my first 10k."

You get the idea. I have a milestone birthday later this month and, whilst my life isn't without direction, I could probably do with some more concrete end goals and how these are to be achieved.
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>> No. 418740 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 1:33 am
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>>418738

As I said, there is a lot of voodoo in management science. It's one of the easiest areas of economics where you can make shedloads of money writing books and offering seminars which at their core aren't all that much more than jazzed up common sense. Management science is only surpassed by marketing in that respect.

But to be fair, around 30 to 40 percent of it are hard facts that you can't do without in order to successfully run a business.
>> No. 418743 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 2:26 am
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>>418732

I don't really think it's a counterpoint, rather a complimentary point. I did briefly mention having longer term goals but taking smaller steps towards them because you never know when your longer term goals might suddenly change (whether by choice or not).

That said it was a good point worth making, it clarifies my lines of thinking better than I did myself and perhaps manages to make the point I was trying to make in a clearer and more succinct fashion than I was able to myself.
>> No. 418748 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 12:22 pm
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>>418738

Just to annoy >>/shed/14684, I'm going to talk about the software industry.

Back in the 80s, the vast majority of software projects were planned up front from start to finish using the waterfall model. Product managers would work with the customer to develop a product requirements document, which would then be used to produce a design. That design would be implemented, verified and delivered. Everything cascaded down from that product requirements document, hence the name "waterfall".

Over time, software projects became increasingly complex and started to fail catastrophically. Sometimes the requirements were just flat wrong, because the customer and the project manager had failed to fully understand the problem they were trying to solve; a working piece of software was delivered, but it wasn't useful to the customer. Sometimes the design was so absurdly complex that it was impossible to implement and the project dragged on until the customer decided to cut their losses and abandon it. Sometimes the software worked, but it was far too difficult to use or didn't integrate into the workflow of the users or the wider software infrastructure of the company. Months or years of work often amounted to nought.

We started to borrow ideas from just-in-time and lean manufacturing, which evolved into what we call the agile methodology. Rather than trying to plan everything up front, the development team build a simple, minimal prototype that solves one narrow part of the customer's problem. That prototype is tested with the end users, with their feedback being used to guide the next stage of development. If that prototype turns out to be completely useless, it can be abandoned at minimal cost; if it's useful but flawed, the design can be quickly amended based on user feedback before it becomes too complex.

Today, the vast majority of successful software projects use some form of the agile methodology. Public sector software projects tend to stick with waterfall methods, which is why they tend to fail so often and so expensively. Doing "just the right amount" of planning had a revolutionary impact on the software industry.
>> No. 418752 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 1:10 pm
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>>418748

Another approach that seems to be prevalent in software programming is to just haphazardly and without great planning start in one place, then put that area on hold suddenly if you run into a problem, and start another detail of the project, then you go back to the last unfinished bit of the project and think, what if we implement this and that feature as well, and so on, and you get totally lost and lose sight of the project as a whole.

I remember reading some programmer's blog where he likened that approach to building a house, and then one day deciding you want to build the roof first, then maybe you spend some time in the basement and decide you want gold plated faucets in the boiler room, then you go back to tiling the roof, and then maybe at some point you put a few bricks on top of each other which you think will one day be part of the downstairs livingroom. And so on.

I dabble in Arduino programming from time to time, and I have started projects with many different facets that needed many different functions, so I can relate to that kind of temptation of falling into a kind of ADHD approach where you do one thing one day and then in the middle of it decide that another segment of your code could use that one cool feature you found somewhere. It doesn't help advance your project, so I have decided that in the future, I will make a more stringent outline of what I want my code to do. This is just a hobby for me, I don't do it to earn any money, so I guess it doesn't matter. But still. It's annoying when you realise you have spent ten days developing a bespoke font library for your little TFT screen, but have not made one bit of progress on your code's actual core routines.
>> No. 418753 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 4:31 pm
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>>418748

So that's what 'agile' means. I've always thought it was a stupid corporate buzzword. I mean, it still is a bit of a stupid corporate buzzword, but at least I know it actually means something more like 'adaptable', now.

>>418566

Going back to the original thread topic, I'd highly recommend reading Angela Duckworth's 'Grit' for anyone interested in developing interests and committing to them in a more consistent way. She has a section on goal setting, and uses the following simple diagram to illustrate how prerequisite goals can add up to some ultimate aim, and how you can easily work around it when one section of the plan fails.

There's lots of other interesting research and such in there, too.

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>> No. 418591 Anonymous
11th July 2018
Wednesday 9:51 am
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If you have the money to pay for private treatment, does it help or hinder the NHS to do so?
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>> No. 418600 Anonymous
11th July 2018
Wednesday 7:12 pm
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>>418591
Some NHS hospitals have private clinics where the profit goes directly back into the NHS trust.
>> No. 418602 Anonymous
11th July 2018
Wednesday 7:54 pm
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>>418600
What? Doesn't that violate free at the point of use?
>> No. 418608 Anonymous
11th July 2018
Wednesday 11:41 pm
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>>418602

Not is it's a seperate company that just so happens to be owned by the NHS trust.

The way funding has ended up has forced a lot of hospitals into doing shady between the lines kinds of things like that. You can't pull a £17m budget shortfall out of your arse, and the government certainly won't help, but you can sack all your auxiliary staff and re-hire them under a subsidiary company with no rights and lower pay.
>> No. 418613 Anonymous
12th July 2018
Thursday 10:54 am
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>>418608
Bloody hell it's true.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/nhsidentity/examples/private-healthcare-delivered-by-an-nhs-trust-foundation-trust/

How long have they been allowed to do this?
>> No. 418618 Anonymous
12th July 2018
Thursday 12:55 pm
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>>418613
>When NHS foundation trusts were established they were required to limit the proportion of their private income to the level it had been in 2006. For many this was zero. The average across England was 2%, but levels at teaching hospitals, especially in London, were considerably higher. 18 NHS hospitals in London run wards for private patients. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 permitted Foundation trusts to raise their private income to 49% of the total. Only The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, which hopes to raise 45% of its income from private patients and other non-NHS sources in 2016/7 and is trying to raise its income from paying patients from £90m to £100m,[4] is any where near the 49% limit.

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>> No. 417848 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 8:06 am
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Against every principle I've ever held I randomly ended up chatting to a stranger off the internet for quite a while by chance.

It turns out said stranger lives a very normal life as young, but rich student in a well off country across the world.

We've ended up speaking for months and Skyping and it's quite clear she is a real person (who is rather fit) and she is really into me.

I planned a holiday to somewhere quite far away for about 10 days just to break the monotony of my life and when I mentioned it she said she'd like to come along and fly to stay in my airbnb with me and basically said she wants a good dicking.

She's very attractive and probably out of my league but this hasn't seemed to have stopped her interest. She's even willing to stump up half the money for the airbnb costs as long as she can come. She's even offered to pay up front and let me give her the money. She's from a very rich family and I think her dad basically just gives her money for whatever she wants when she wants.

Any of you lads got any thoughts on this? Need to decide by the end of the day whether to say yes, I'd like to fly somewhere far away and have 10 days of sight seeing and easy sex but at the same time something about it feels quite wrong with the whole internet stranger thing.

If she was mildly attractive or a bit ugly I'd understand, but she's actually very hot and a very sweet girl too which is making it seem almost too good to be true and flags up my concern radar.

I figure the worst that happens is I arrive in said country, see she's not her at the airport and just go get another place to stay or say no, at best I get to fuck my way through a holiday.
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>> No. 418527 Anonymous
7th July 2018
Saturday 9:46 am
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>>418524
u wot m8
>> No. 418528 Anonymous
7th July 2018
Saturday 9:51 am
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>>418527

because >>418504 thinks I'm a PUA because I read The Game. I was wondering what he would glean from the fact I also read these.

>>418523
>> No. 418540 Anonymous
7th July 2018
Saturday 2:24 pm
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>>418528

Not him, but I've read some Neil Strauss and found him such a bad writer as for it to be almost impossible to finish a book of his without wanting to beat myself to dead with it. For this reason I think you're probably a masochist.
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8th July 2018
Sunday 1:10 am
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>>418524

OH DEAR MR'S MEDLEYCOTT I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO
I'VE ONLY GOT 3 BULLETS
AND THER'ES 4 OF MOTLEY CRUE
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8th July 2018
Sunday 1:10 am
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>>418524

OH DEAR MR'S MEDLEYCOTT I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO
I'VE ONLY GOT 3 BULLETS
AND THER'ES 4 OF MOTLEY CRUE

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>> No. 418222 Anonymous
30th June 2018
Saturday 9:53 am
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New weekend thread.

Making the most of the sunshine, lads?
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>> No. 418536 Anonymous
7th July 2018
Saturday 1:08 pm
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>>418518

The whole analog market has gone bonkers. There are loads of brilliant, implausibly cheap synths. Arturia, Korg and Behringer all have capable monosynths for less than £300. Behringer have the Deepmind 12 - a 12 voice true analog polysynth for £750. Everyone got sick of working inside the box, so synth manufacturers have really raised their game.

I can't believe that a Korg Monologue only costs £220. It sounds absolutely fucking evil.


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7th July 2018
Saturday 1:49 pm
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>>418536

It's the hardware. It gets mass produced for a few quid per circuit board somewhere in China, and the software is likewise programmed by people in India, Bangladesh or Malaysia where labour costs are minimal.

I think it's a good thing, because getting young people into making music by making affordable synths available to them is still the better approach than letting them throw together some samples in LMMS on their computer with only a tentative grasp on what they are actually doing.
>> No. 418538 Anonymous
7th July 2018
Saturday 2:07 pm
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It's too hot to eat properly. I'm pretty much living off a diet of toasted pitta bread and hummus.
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7th July 2018
Saturday 2:40 pm
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>>418514
> This may again sound cold hearted, but you can't just keep blaming society for all the shoplifting meth heads out there who haven't held down a job in ten years.

You're getting your drugs mixed up lad, this isn't America. A gram of decent meth is 200 snaps in the UK and the vast majority of users are Thai sex workers or people in the party & play scene. It just never got a foothold as a real drug of abuse in the UK because it's a valuable commodity with only a single supplier and thus a fixed and manipulated market price; it's a luxury item and a symbol of status.

An actual meth addict (if such a thing existed) would, if he wanted to keep his habit going and had run out of money, start buying £10/g base by the ounce and doing basic acetone washes and learning how to use a needle. Chances are, however, that he'd probably just eat two boxes of coco pops and sleep for a week.

The people you find shoplifting are the people who can't just sleep off a habit; the people on brown and vallies, DT levels of white cider, or even a mix of all three.

Regards, Drugsmaster General.
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7th July 2018
Saturday 7:03 pm
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>>418536

It's incredible. I learned the craft right at the peak of 'computers do everything' type developments, and basically went to uni just to play with their proper hardware. I'd probably have done a far more useful degree if I could have bought something this nice for a couple of hundred quid.

Back then Behringer just made very cheap and very bad mixers. I was floored when I saw they have all this stuff coming out.

I'm seriously thinking about digging out my reel to reel, buying a few of these fuckers and setting up a fully analog workflow for a bit, just to see how it feels. Maybe I'll cheat and throw an MPC in there too, we'll see. I don't think I could ever turn my back on Ableton but it's limiting in its own way.

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>> No. 418506 Anonymous
7th July 2018
Saturday 12:05 am
418506 Never Forget
What are you doing today to remember those who inadvertently gave their lives to a publicity stunt by eskimoc daft militant wogs ?
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>> No. 418507 Anonymous
7th July 2018
Saturday 12:16 am
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I don't know why, but I always find it strange when we have this sort of thread outside of /iq/.
>> No. 418510 Anonymous
7th July 2018
Saturday 1:10 am
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I bet it was those bloody russkies.
>> No. 418517 Anonymous
7th July 2018
Saturday 2:37 am
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Do you think the weather's hot enough for us to have another Moaty? I think we're well due watching another homegrown nutter's 3-day run from the police on News 24. It's been a while and I need something to follow after the football's done and Federer's won Wimbledon again.
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7th July 2018
Saturday 6:42 am
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>>418506
Dunno, it's hot and humid so I might just have a wank and then sit here fermenting for a whilethe whole bloody day until I can be arsed to get in the shower.

I'm also getting key to a new house next week, so I need to start packing. I could really do with going through the mountain of paper I have which includes everything from bills and bank statements to my university lecture notes from nearly 10 years ago.

>>418517
I think it's too hot now. The grass is so dry now that there's no way someone would be able to stay lay down on it for so long.

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