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>> No. 423594 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 5:12 pm
423594 Mid-week thread
New mid-week thread for the new year.

What is, or isn't happening in your life, .gs?
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>> No. 423595 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 5:23 pm
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Got a new job, working out my notice period, vast amount to, do so I'm looking up tentacle school and loitering on .gs
>> No. 423596 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 5:26 pm
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Beer for breakfast. Probably on another slide down the slippery slope unless I step hard on the break tonight and just refuse to buy any more.
>> No. 423597 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 5:29 pm
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>>423596

Sounds like your live is fucked already either way, so there will probably be no harm for you in getting more beer.
>> No. 423599 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 5:45 pm
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>>423597

Lad.
>> No. 423600 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 5:50 pm
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>>423597

Thanks, lad.

"I’m thirty-five years old, and I own a tiny failing business, and my friends don’t seem to be friends at all but people whose phone numbers I haven’t lost And if I went back to sleep and slept for forty years and woke up without any teeth to the sound of Melody Radio in an old people’s home, I wouldn’t worry that much, because the worst of life, i.e. the rest of it, would be over. And I wouldn’t even have had to kill myself.”--- Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
>> No. 423601 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 6:29 pm
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>>423596
When you're gulping down a quarter bottle of Glenn's as soon as you wake up in order to chase away the withdrawals, then you know things are getting fucked.

Hope it works out lad.
>> No. 423602 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 7:47 pm
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Just found a stretch therapy class, can't wait to get my ankle dorsiflexion sorted out.
>> No. 423603 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 7:56 pm
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>>423594
I've managed to stick to my diet for four whole days in a row.

Nailed it.
>> No. 423604 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 8:15 pm
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>>423600

I actually liked the film better than the book, and you even forgive the makers of the film for relocating the storyline to take place in Chicago.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOwjVVSNOtY

Not sure you could make an honest living as a record shop owner today. Vinyl records may have seen a resurgence in the last two or three years, but it kind of just seems like a very niche pursuit. Then again, if you are good at what you do and you really know how to play that niche, then it could still be lucrative today.
>> No. 423618 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 7:38 pm
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>>423604

The book, and to a lesser amount, the film, were very much of their time. It'd be almost impossible to do a remake of High Fidelity (film) today without either making it a period piece that few of its target audience identified with in any way.

I still got the last (more or less) of the Saturday and Sunday morning vinyl and bootleg cassette tape selling and trading in Camden Market before that bit of the market got burnt down and turned into a series of shitty street food kiosks.
>> No. 423619 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 7:42 pm
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Petition to name Theresa May "The Aluminium Lady".

>>423618
>without either making it a period piece that few of its target audience identified with in any way.
OR WHAT?
>> No. 423620 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 8:11 pm
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>>423619
> OR WHAT?

I was going to say something about making Rob a tech leader heading up a small but superior alternative to Spotify aimed at a niche market, but it sounded so crap in my head that I just gave up half way through the sentence.
>> No. 423621 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 8:35 pm
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>>423620

That's actually the premise of Silicon Valley
>> No. 423622 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 9:44 pm
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>>423620

>making Rob a tech leader heading up a small but superior alternative to Spotify aimed at a niche market

That does sound awful.

By the same token, if the film Clerks ever gets remade, they will also have to think about what to put in lieu of the video rental shop which is adjacent to the convenience store in that 1993 film.

The end of physical media carrier formats is really the death of an entire culture. I remember fondly as a teenlad spending countless afternoons after school in run down, back street, smoke filled, second hand record and CD stores, hunting down obscure B sides of early 80s New Romantic or late 70s Indie acts (this was circa 1990). You would sometimes spend weeks combing those shops in your area for that one rare find. And I just loved the slightly seedy atmosphere in those shops.

Which was something that today's Spotify generation has no hope of ever experiencing, let alone fully understanding. It's great and all that even the rarest limited edition maxi cd version of a minor one-hit wonder is now just a click away. But to somebody of my generation, it almost seems like cheating.
>> No. 423623 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 10:28 pm
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>>423604

There are definitely still record stores doing good business today. There's at least three I can think of in Newcastle, and that's hardly a populated city. Jumbo Records in Leeds moved to bigger premises last year, there's loads in Manchester, Liverpool, basically any northern city. I don't knock about the south as much but I bet it's similar.

Quite likely a remake of High Fidedelity wouldn't work as you'd have to show the shop doing really rather quite well for itself despite all expectations. Maybe you could still have him being angry his shop is full of students and hipsters, though
>> No. 423624 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 11:53 pm
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>>423623

>Maybe you could still have him being angry his shop is full of students and hipsters, though

That in itself could be an entire movie these days.
>> No. 423625 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 2:48 am
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i want to die
>> No. 423626 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 7:11 am
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Last night, on the recommendation of a number of work colleagues, I watched the first episode of Sex Education on Netflix.

There was something about it that was completely soulless and inauthentic. It felt like someone had written a script for an American high school comedy then at the last minute had decided to set it in Wales, despite the fact that no-one in the show had a Welsh accent, and hastily threw in the odd reference to something like a Curly Wurly. The school even had an American-style badge.

It didn't know what it wanted to be. It looked like they were going for a Stranger Things 80s aesthetic with the choice of music, clothes and house décor, but then they'd have mobile phones, computers and DVDs. It didn't feel British. It didn't feel American. Most importantly, it wasn't actually funny.
>> No. 423627 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 8:30 am
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>>423626
It does the same thing with time; ostensibly set in the present they all behave and dress like it's the 70s or 80s with a handful of inconsequential references to mobiles or pornhub. I wonder if it's trying to say something about how our collective unconscious is stuck in the past and colonised by American culture or if it's just idiotic. I'm keeping my mind open but leaning heavily toward the latter.
Gillian Anderson looks good.
>> No. 423628 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 8:53 am
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>>423627
I have the feeling it was written for an American audience. Thinking about it, I don't think anyone in the show (at least the first episode) had anything resembling a regional accent; it was all how Americans think British people sound.
>> No. 423629 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 9:55 am
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>>423625
Oi, that's my schtick. Why don't you fly model planes or get really into decoupage?
>> No. 423630 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 10:54 am
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>>423628
I think maybe two of the girls have slightly non-standard accents.
I fell back asleep after that previous post and had a Gillian Anderson silver fox sexy dream so thanks for that.
>> No. 423631 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 11:13 am
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>>423626

Netflix commissioned House of Cards because their data said that their most loyal customers are disproportionately likely to watch old British drama series and films that starred Kevin Spacey or were directed by David Fincher. They were sufficiently confident that they spent $100m on two series before they had even made a pilot episode.

They're making the TV equivalent of Buzzfeed clickbait. There's no creative vision, just the hard logic of data analytics. It doesn't have to make sense, it just needs to tickle the impulses of their core demographic.

Their algorithm probably said that people who like Stranger Things also like Gavin and Stacey, Masters of Sex, Gillian Anderson and The Breakfast Club. Lob it all in a blender and out plops Sex Education. They're laughing all the way to the bank, £7.99 at a time.
>> No. 423633 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 11:19 am
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>>423631

I see your point but House of Cards was really bloody good, at least for the first three or four years.
>> No. 423634 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 11:31 am
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>>423631
That makes sense. It's the series-length equivalent of Elsagate material.
>> No. 423636 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 11:58 am
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My loudspeakers have started to cough and screech a bit. They don't do this constantly, there can be a week of them working just fine, then it's bollocks.
Slightly annoying.
I got 4 days off and only wish to hide and lay down and do bugger-all. For the last three years my life has been almost stripped of the few bits of serenity and contentment, I do miss those.
>> No. 423640 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 1:07 pm
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>>423636
What do you mean by serenity?
Nothing malicious, just interested.
>> No. 423641 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 1:12 pm
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>>423640
serenity (countable and uncountable, plural serenities)

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.
A lack of agitation or disturbance.

> The state of ... calmness

Pretty much what the bloody dictionary says.
>> No. 423648 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 6:37 pm
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Lads, is it just me or do you get more belly button lint as you get older? I'm starting to think I constitute a fire hazard by the time I get home from work.
>> No. 423649 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 6:39 pm
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>>423648
It depends on how much hair you have, what sort of clothes you wear, and how much of a beer belly you have.
>> No. 423650 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 6:42 pm
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>>423649
Not that lad, but I have all three and yield copious amounts of belly button fluff.
>> No. 423651 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 6:43 pm
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>>423650
You have clothes and hair? Weird.
>> No. 423652 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 6:53 pm
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>>423634
>It's the series-length equivalent of Elsagate material

Is this some form of internet drama that has completely passed me by?
>> No. 423653 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 7:10 pm
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>>423652
No, it's some form of Internet drama that you're deeply familiar with.
>> No. 423655 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 9:22 pm
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I'm struggling with the turn in the weather. It is too fucking cold.
>> No. 423656 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 9:58 pm
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>>423655
I completely agree. Now comes the real struggle of getting out of bed in the morning for work.
>> No. 423657 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 10:11 pm
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Is it just me or are people a lot smellier than they used to be? Not necessarily bad smells, just... more and stronger smells.
>> No. 423658 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 10:17 pm
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>>423657
I've noticed it lately myself but just put it down to bad Christmas gifts. The lifts at work reek of perfume.
>> No. 423660 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 10:50 pm
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>>423657
I wonder if it is the time of year, or the weather - I also found I could smell everything the past couple of days.
>> No. 423713 Anonymous
21st January 2019
Monday 6:38 pm
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I'd rather smell perfume or aftershave rather than people smelling of old cheese, pot noodel seasoning or straight up BO.
>> No. 423714 Anonymous
21st January 2019
Monday 7:07 pm
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>>423713
>noodel

Lad. Sort yourself out.
>> No. 423715 Anonymous
21st January 2019
Monday 7:25 pm
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>>423714

"Mrs. Noodle?"

"It's pronounced noodel"
>> No. 423716 Anonymous
21st January 2019
Monday 7:42 pm
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>>423714
I apologise for the typo.
>> No. 423737 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 12:50 pm
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I've taken up cycling again and am about to go for a spin through the wilderness here. My goal is to get back up to 30 miles a week like I used to do, and lose some 15 to 20 lbs before this spring. But for the moment, I have to work up to that slowly, and this Saturday, I started with about seven and a half miles.
>> No. 423789 Anonymous
24th January 2019
Thursday 11:48 am
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Sort of been watching Daisy Cousen's youtube channel yesterday and today.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZVdjwa-468

Mixed bag, really. She claims to be against socialism and the Progressive Left and radical fishing, which is fine by me, but she then far too often veers into territory that you have to be really careful not to attract Trump voters with.

I'm starting to think the best way to get the most out of her videos is to just have a wank to them with the sound turned down. While picturing her in knee boots swinging a horse whip. I need therapy.
>> No. 423790 Anonymous
24th January 2019
Thursday 11:54 am
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>>423789
Other than your chronic wanking addition, what possibly made you think "that thumbnail is worthy of my attention"?
>> No. 423791 Anonymous
24th January 2019
Thursday 12:00 pm
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>>423790

I like to expand my horizons. And to understand what makes crazy people conservative wingnuts tick, I believe you have to spend some time listening to them.

Which seems reasonable advice especially for people who never venture far outside their own echo chambers and filter bubbles. A problem that affects both left wing and right wing radicals, you see I am not taking sides here. I am of the reviled fence sitter persuasion, which both of them seem to hate in equal measure.
>> No. 423792 Anonymous
24th January 2019
Thursday 12:10 pm
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>>423790
We've clearly got vegans testing the water. They've been insidiously trying to shift the centre ground of discussion here for some time.
>> No. 423793 Anonymous
24th January 2019
Thursday 12:37 pm
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>>423792
>We've clearly got vegans testing the water.
Do they think Big Water's been secretly rinsing it through foie gras or something?

Sorry, not sorry.
>> No. 423794 Anonymous
24th January 2019
Thursday 12:42 pm
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>>423791
But you're mistaking right wing radicals for people who are desiring an open debate. They don't wish to live in a thoughtful, democratic or egalitarian society, therefore they don't have to uphold those values themselves. Look what's been going on right here on .gs for the past couple of days, and not for the first time. It wasn't, and never has been, Stalinists geeing up people in order to deport the Cossacks or execute doctors. The left wing radicals of the early twenty-first century are about as ideologically tied to the Soviet Communists of a hundred years ago as the British suffrage movement of that same era were akin to Robespierre and his lot in post-revolutionary France.
>> No. 423795 Anonymous
24th January 2019
Thursday 12:49 pm
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>>423794
I think the same can apply to black bloc antifa diehards. Would some of those be happy without a group of people to hate?
>> No. 423796 Anonymous
24th January 2019
Thursday 1:44 pm
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>>423795
Except how many "antifa diehards" have YouTube followings in the hundreds of thousands? How many of them give credence to ideas of genocide or baseless conspiracy theory? And even those people don't have a habit of deceiving or quietly infiltrating other groups in order to spread their ideology, indeed their gobbiness is routinely cited as their most irritating trait.

In the United Shutdown of America, when Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is asked if she's a socialist, she answers in the affirmative, when Steven King is asked if he's a white nationalist he claims he doesn't even know how that's racist. That's the difference between the two sides, none of this "politics is a horse shoe" malarky, at least not since the days of Adolf and Joe went about divvying up Poland.
>> No. 423797 Anonymous
24th January 2019
Thursday 2:15 pm
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At least one other chan has had a recent influx of alt-right morons trying to do their usual thing in the past week or so. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't a coincidence.
>> No. 423799 Anonymous
24th January 2019
Thursday 4:29 pm
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>>423794

>But you're mistaking right wing radicals for people who are desiring an open debate. They don't wish to live in a thoughtful, democratic or egalitarian society, therefore they don't have to uphold those values themselves.

Problem is, that is exactly what they accuse the radical left of. Of not wanting to allow controversial dialogue and free speech.

There is an old German (or was it Dutch?) saying. Whenever you point your finger at somebody, the other three fingers of your own hand will point right back at you.

One particularly disgusting technique of denigrating the other camp is when right wing radicals start "teaching the controversy". They can't outright attack and assail your view point, and they know they can't because on many issues, it will have been established as reasonable by a far too great majority of level-headed people, so instead they try to make it look like yours is just one view of two or more competing, perfectly tenable views to the contrary. Cue the wonderful word creation of "alternative facts".

One example is the abortion debate, where - surprise, surprise - all personal freedom ends and they don't care diddly squat about the mother, as long as the would-be life of an innocent baby is protected. As George Carlin used to say though, once you're born, you are screwed and they will no longer give a damn about you. You can grow up dirt poor with not a shirt on your little back, and they will keep yakking about opportunity and economic freedom. But I digress. They know they can't fully declare the arguments in favour of pro-choice null and void, so they have cooked up faux counterarguments like the idea of post-abortion depression syndrom, which is supposed to affect a notable portion of women after they've had an abortion, but in reality has been debunked as utter nonsense. And it also extends to such things as personhood, where, against any and all scientifically accepted standard, they say that an embryo's life begins at the moment of fertilisation. Because a fertilised egg on its own without being attached to the lining of the woman's uterus is not viable, it is overwhelmingly accepted medical opinion that a person's life begins at implantation.

But knowing that they can't outright attack what 98 percent of medical professionals of reproductive drugs will tell you, they make it look like the idea that life begins at fertilisation is equal and equally reasonable compared to the scientifically accepted standard. And thus, you read in some pro-life pamphlets and diatribes that "they believe life starts at conception". And they then take it from there and try to insert their entirely unsubstantiated claims into a debate and try to present them as equal, and to try to attack anything from standard hormonal contraception to the "Abortion Pill".

The Left and their "progressives" are a bit more straightforward, it seems. They will just tell you that because you are a right winger (or simply a person who dares to exist outside of their own echo chamber), by default your opinion must not count, that you are not allowed to even say it, and that you must be deplatformed and be made to check your privileges.

Fuckwits, the lot of them, really. Both right and left wing radicals.
>> No. 423803 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 12:46 pm
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I washed a USB thumb drive last night because I forgot to take it out of the back pocket of my jeans before turning on the washing machine.

To my complete surprise, the drive is still working now, after I put it on top of a radiator over night. Conventional wisdom holds that water is generally the death of thumb drives, even after you've dried them thoroughly.
>> No. 423805 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 1:36 pm
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>>423803
If it wasn't getting any power while wet, it's not beyond the realms of possibility. I don't know how flash drives store memory though, so I can't really explain it like our resident computer whizzes could. Ask in /g/, so we don't end up with walls of (no doubt interesting) text here.
>> No. 423806 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 1:57 pm
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>>423805

Point taken. I was just a bit dumbfounded because the last time that happened to me, the USB drive was completely kaput and nothing I tried was able to revive it. But oh well.
>> No. 423807 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 2:10 pm
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>>423806
Better back up your data to some other device anyway.
>> No. 423809 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 2:31 pm
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>>423805

Too late, wall of text incoming.

There's no battery in a thumb drive, so there's no risk of anything short-circuiting when it's unplugged. As long as you let the drive properly dry out before plugging it in, the water itself isn't a hazard.

What tends to cause problems is a) corrosion and b) mineral deposits being left on the circuit board. There are some very fine wire traces in a thumb drive, so even a relatively small amount of corrosion might be enough to affect the signal flow within the circuitry.

Pure water isn't actually conductive, but the dissolved minerals are. When the water evaporates off the PCB, it tends to leave behind a fine layer of minerals that can cause current leakage.

It's pot luck whether your device will be damaged by water - it depends on the length of immersion, the hardness of your local water and the design of the circuit board.

The galling thing is that most electronic products can be made highly resistant to water damage at a cost of a few pence. Circuit boards for industrial and military applications are all conformally coated - after the components are soldered in place, the whole board is sprayed with or dipped in a waterproof varnish. You might still get short-circuits at the connectors due to water, but inputs and outputs are generally far more resilient than the delicate internal circuitry. Hardly any consumer products use conformal coating, simply because it's an easy corner to cut.
>> No. 423810 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 2:39 pm
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>>423809

This drive that survived the washing machine last night was an old, budget £2.99 4GB generic-brand thumb drive from Curry's. I don't think they even make 4GB ones anymore. Kudos to whatever unnamed Chinese manufacturer that probably produced them at 20p a piece.
>> No. 423811 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 2:46 pm
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>>423809 What tends to cause problems is a) corrosion
It's electrically assisted corrosion that does the fast damage. If a board's powered up, you can dissolve the legs off a flash chip in minutes. On a common TSOP NAND, the legs are 0.2mm wide, 0.5mm across. If you've got 3.3V between adjacent pins, that's plenty to plate the +ve pin onto the adjacent ground pin in minutes. Simple corrosion would take months.
Get the battery out ASAP, dry the unit thoroughly.
I'm currently designing electronics for outboard motors.
Fuck seawater, and fuck electronics.
>> No. 423828 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 1:48 am
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>>423809

>Pure water isn't actually conductive, but the dissolved minerals are

I think we did the experiment once in physics class where our teacher passed a current through a small tank of distilled water and a light bulb connected to the wires at the end of it wouldn't light up. Only remember it very vaguely, but I think that is what happened.
>> No. 423829 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 9:30 am
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>>423809
But in consumer products that do claim to be IP68 waterproof or whatever, you would find this conformal coating stuff, right?
>> No. 423830 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 9:33 am
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>>423829
IP ratings require there to be no water ingress - so I suspect that if you're calling something IP68, it'll be properly sealed. The vapour deposited hydrophobic coatings do work but end up with 'splashproof', 'water resistant' or other slightly weaselly words.
>> No. 423831 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 9:35 am
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Although, if I was making an IP68 product, I'd probably also coat the boards and pack any spare space inside with absorbent stuff, to reduce warranty grumblings if vapour does squeak through the casing.
>> No. 423832 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 10:42 am
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>>423831

so how does it affect water resistance when you change the battery of a smartphone and have to disassemble the whole phone? I've seen kits that come with new sealant, but I wonder if you will be able to reseal it effectively against water.
>> No. 423833 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 11:52 am
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>>423832

I'd never trust it if I'd had it disassembled personally. No doubt you can do it properly but a lot of them involve heating stuff up to pull it off and so on, there's no way you're getting that back the way it's meant if you ask me.
>> No. 423834 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 12:14 pm
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>>423833
What if you'd paid the extortionate price to have it done by the original manufacturer?
>> No. 423835 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 12:27 pm
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>>423834

I probably would probably trust it, on the assumption that they're using a factory-equivalent jig for replacing the waterproofing gasket.
>> No. 423836 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 2:22 pm
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>>423835

Re-sealing something so it's waterproof again seems to be trickier than you would think.

I've got a Swatch Irony watch, it has sentimental value for me, and it no longer works, but there is a repair service in the Netherlands that I have tracked down that claims to be the only one of its kind for Swatch watches, and they say they can remove the watch's movement and relubricate the moving parts, but then when they reassemble the watch, they no longer guarantee that it will be watertight.

The only way to get to a Swatch watch's inner workings is to remove the crystal, as the case has no back cover. Apparently, the crystal is glued in watertight with silicone by a fully automatic machine at the factory so that you get reliable water resistance to 30 metres, but the silicone cannot be replaced with the same degree of accuracy when that repair service replaces the glass at the end of the job. Or maybe they just don't want to be liable.
>> No. 423837 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 4:21 pm
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>>423836

I can't comment in any depth, because the Swatch Irony is such an oddball edge case. I've never had one open, but I've been told that they're held together with a press-fit bezel that is prone to deformation when removed. I wouldn't expect the same issues with a phone, because you're bonding a flat glass screen module to a flat metal midframe.

For what it's worth, no phone manufacturer actually guarantees the water-resistance of their phones, even if they're IP rated. Apple might say that the iPhone X is waterproof to one metre, but your warranty is still void if it gets wet. Any trust you might have in the waterproofing is conditional on the fact that nobody is willing to vouch for it; the phone will probably withstand a brief dip, but you're on your own if it doesn't.
>> No. 423839 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 5:39 pm
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>>423837

As far as Swatch watches though, I have owned many of them over the years and never took them off for a bath or a swim, even when snorkeling to a few metres of depth in the Atlantic. I can confirm that all of the ones I have ever owned withstood those kinds of conditions without a problem. Even after a good few years of owning them.
>> No. 423843 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 7:38 pm
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>>423837

> but I've been told that they're held together with a press-fit bezel that is prone to deformation when removed

The bezel itself does not hold the crystal in, it is more or less just decoration. Going by what you see on youtube, where people have sometimes more, sometimes less professionally taken one apart, you can just lift it off with a very sharp knife. The movement really only seems to be held in place by the crystal which is firmly pressed down and glued to the case, and of course the crown and pushers that are connected to parts inside the movement.

If what you read is true, the standard Swatch movements are actually surprisingly good quality for their price. They're made by ETA, a renowned Swatch subsidiary which produces movements both for the high-value watch market and mass watches like Swatch. You get good value for money, and at their price, they are far superior to cheap Chinese movements and the like.
>> No. 423844 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 7:51 pm
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>>423837
I think the waterproof guarantee of the phones depends on what country you're in.
In the UK and EU, whatever the small print says, it would never stand up in court.
>> No. 423847 Anonymous
27th January 2019
Sunday 2:44 am
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>>423837
Yes I think you're right - I noticed recently that when you take a phone in to the Apple Store for repair, they spend a lot of time ensuring that it wasn't actually water damaged.
>> No. 423867 Anonymous
28th January 2019
Monday 1:13 am
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>>423847

>when you take a phone in to the Apple Store for repair

Has nobody learned anything.
>> No. 423877 Anonymous
28th January 2019
Monday 5:32 pm
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I've had a handful of different people from the past contact me in various ways in the last couple of days, either a text or a direct message or a facebook wall post thing. All completely unrelated people, who seemingly all decided to think about me and wonder what I was doing on just about the exact same day.

This isn't the first time this has happened, either - does this happen to anyone else? I wonder if I have a doppelganger on telly or something that triggers people's memories.
>> No. 423902 Anonymous
29th January 2019
Tuesday 12:33 pm
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>On Monday, Shepherd's British lawyer, Rich Egan, received a Nazi death threat amidst torrents of abuse.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47039077

What exactly is a Nazi death threat and how does it differ from other death threats?
>> No. 423903 Anonymous
29th January 2019
Tuesday 12:37 pm
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>>423902
He was offered a "relocation" to a seemingly uninhabitable part of the country. Norfolk, perhaps?
>> No. 423904 Anonymous
29th January 2019
Tuesday 12:37 pm
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>>423902

"I'm going to gas you you fuckin jew" would probably be considered a nazi death threat.
>> No. 423905 Anonymous
29th January 2019
Tuesday 12:46 pm
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>>423902
The swastika, SS insignia, and "Heil Hitler 88" might be a giveaway.
>> No. 423906 Anonymous
29th January 2019
Tuesday 2:01 pm
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>>423905
Doesn't that all look like stuff you'd write if you were crudely trying to create an outrageously nazi threat letter?
Surely any true nazi has rubber stamps for these things?
>> No. 423907 Anonymous
29th January 2019
Tuesday 2:48 pm
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>What exactly is a Nazi death

Possibly a self-administered pistol shot to the head and your body being burned using a dozen gallons of petrol.

At least that would be proper Adolf style.
>> No. 423908 Anonymous
29th January 2019
Tuesday 3:25 pm
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I'd have thought that any proper death threat would be rather Nazi.
>> No. 423909 Anonymous
29th January 2019
Tuesday 3:27 pm
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>>423908

As part of a wider definition of Nazism, maybe you are right.
>> No. 423910 Anonymous
29th January 2019
Tuesday 3:32 pm
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They were either calling him Nazi scum and wishing for his death or they were wishing for Nazis to kill him.
>> No. 423912 Anonymous
29th January 2019
Tuesday 4:08 pm
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>>423909

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUxyg_DFMfM
>> No. 423914 Anonymous
29th January 2019
Tuesday 6:00 pm
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>>423912


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATkUqWssSGc
>> No. 423921 Anonymous
30th January 2019
Wednesday 12:08 pm
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5 days off? Bugger to that, slave, get back to work. Got 1 day shaven off me.
I'm not pleased even if I'm going to shake that day back to me in the future.

In other news, the weather is again awful here. The forecast says it's not going to improve this time.
>> No. 424016 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 11:46 am
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Still in and out of bed with a bad cold. The worst thing is that my voice is almost gone and I can't talk for more than a few minutes at a time without feeling pain in my throat.
>> No. 424023 Anonymous
5th February 2019
Tuesday 2:32 pm
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>>424016
I hate that.
Then after I've barely recovered my voice usually would attain this pleasant hoarseness that makes it sound good and a relish to actually talk.
Hope you'll be alright soon lad.
>> No. 424048 Anonymous
6th February 2019
Wednesday 12:41 pm
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>>424023

It seems to be getting better today. I was able to talk to my boss on the phone this morning for ten minutes, but then I really had to end the phone call because my throat began to hurt again.

Still feeling all around shit though. I will not be going back to work before mid-next week.
>> No. 424052 Anonymous
6th February 2019
Wednesday 3:38 pm
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>>424048
A bit inconsiderate of him to keep an ailing fellow on the phone for ten minutes. Did you sound that good?
>> No. 424064 Anonymous
6th February 2019
Wednesday 7:31 pm
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>>424052

I had to talk him through where I left off on the main project that I am working on right now. Give him the status quo of my progress up until last week when I got sick. He could have just checked the latest Samepage workflow stats on our intranet, but he asked for some clarification on a few details.

I did excuse myself after close to ten minutes because I both thought he was being a thick cunt and my throat was starting to hurt again.
>> No. 424224 Anonymous
15th February 2019
Friday 11:13 am
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Fuck. I am sick again, after three or four days where I thought I was nearly back to my old self. And I am just as bedridden again as I was last week.

I suspect I caught it from those two little kids who were sitting behind me with their mum on my bus to work yesterday. They were coughing and sneezing the whole time, and ignored with abandon their mum telling them to put their hands in front of their mouths.

Little chav germ farms.
>> No. 424225 Anonymous
15th February 2019
Friday 12:54 pm
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>>424224
Serves you right for taking the peasant wagon.
>> No. 424226 Anonymous
15th February 2019
Friday 1:32 pm
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>>424225

Stop killing my planet by going to work in your own car.
>> No. 424235 Anonymous
15th February 2019
Friday 6:56 pm
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>>424226
Whadda you gonna do about it? Skip school? And pretend it's a form of protest? And get all your little buddies to join in too? I'd like to see that! Ahaha!
>> No. 424241 Anonymous
16th February 2019
Saturday 2:09 am
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>>424235

Source for future Simpson images
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