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|>>|| No. 429121
New mid-week thread.
Sitting on my balcony, enjoying the balmy nighttime temperatures, having a few Stellas. Celebrating the fact that I get to do this at 01:30 am on a Wednesday morning at the moment.
Ah, temporary unemployment.
Before you lads
lose your shit get all finger pointy at me, my next tenure as an office slave is already as good as secure and will begin in a few weeks' time.
|>>|| No. 431415
If you've got a massive order in, portion out what you need right there and then, and get the remainder in the fridge ASAP. Put it on the top shelf to avoid causing trouble for stuff that's already in there. Unless your fridge is particularly shit, it shouldn't have any trouble with it.
|>>|| No. 431416
I feel you, mate. It's easy to ignore, for myself at least, when it's not there, but if there's food in front of me I can eat forever. Unfortunately I'm all too adept at putting it there.
I think he knows about fridges, the point is binning it is the only way to not eat it that evening.
|>>|| No. 431417
>the point is binning it is the only way to not eat it that evening.
... unless one puts it in the fridge.
|>>|| No. 431418
As another fatty, I find it helpful to mentally quantify just how much £20 is and try to compromise. A ham and pineapple from Sainsbury's costs about £1 and is pretty decent on the nutrition traffic lights while effectively saving £19 by taking a quick walk to the shop. I may be fat but I'm also a miserable tight-fisted git deep-down.
Even if you buy a pepperoni and lard pizza you're still missing starters and a pizza too big to enjoy eating at the end. Sprinkle of garlic around the crust, chopped tomato/pepper and a bit more cheese because, fuck it all, you lost your composure today in-front of that girl you fancy at work when the tech messed you about you're approaching a nice pizza with minimal time and effort.
|>>|| No. 431420
1 tortilla wrap
1/3 tube tomato and garlic puree
1 pack pepperoni/mozzarella slices
You get something about the size of a small Domino's with a lot less shit in it, all done and dusted in under 20 minutes.
|>>|| No. 431421
Yes. That's the point. No need to wastefully order another one you're only going to eat half of the following day.
|>>|| No. 431422
Yes, but you seem to be making the assumption that impulse control is something takeawaylad has in abundance. That's clearly not true based on his habit of buying a takeaway every night of the week.
|>>|| No. 431427
Because I have poor impulse control.
Plus not all takeaways are still tasty when reheated.
|>>|| No. 431428
Appreciate that, mate. I agree with what you're saying entirely. I'm glad I posted about it, this is useful. Cheers. Hope you're doing alright too.
|>>|| No. 431429
Despite my northern roots, I'm increasingly inclined to pronouncing "scone" with a drawn out "o".
|>>|| No. 431430
Blags my nut right in whenever a fellow northerner insists scohn is the correct way, and not sconn. Sconn is the posh and/or southern way of saying it, they'll argue, wrongly. Scone rhymes with other similar words like phone or bone, also wrongly.
Bloody off comed'uns.
|>>|| No. 431435
A couple of things:-
• Someone I work with was dumped not too long ago and it's honestly one of the best things to have happened in quite a while. He's constantly arranging things so that he's busy on an evening. As someone who moved towns a few years back and doesn't know many people around here it has been an absolute godsend.
• My son's form tutor keeps sharing her political opinions with the class. Now I'm getting half-baked opinions about people like Donald Trump and Boris Johnson from him that he's picked up from her. I'm not sure how I feel about this.
|>>|| No. 431436
Do any of you lads know anything about copyright law? I find it abhorrent that YouTube's copyright rules are being abused this way.
|>>|| No. 431437
Youtubers have leaned on fair use far too much, IMO, but I would have absolutely thought it applies in a case like that. I think there's a lot of stuff like video games reviewers etc where they're lucky to have been able to come this far considering their entire channel is built around using someone else's IP- just footage of games. Jim Sterling comes across as a hypocrite in this manner for instance.
Sadly Youtube is part of the corporate net and the little guy has no power. For example- the album my band released independently is monetised by Warner Bros and there's fuck all I can do about it. It'll be in the order of pennies but if they're doing that to users around the world, it adds up, but again. What am I going to do about it? Sue them?
|>>|| No. 431438
To be fair, she is at fault here. Yet another lass on the web who uses her tits for money, throwing a teary when reality bites.
|>>|| No. 431440
>Youtubers have leaned on fair use far too much, IMO
Yeah, isn't one of the stipulations of fair use that's it's for non-commercial purposes? When you're making over a grand a month in advertising revenue it's pretty hard to say that's the case.
Games companies are happy to leat streamers and the like carry on because it's a win-win situation for them, usually. But I think the wiser among them are realistic about the fact that they have very little leg to stand on if challenged legally. Which, again, is win-win for the industry, if they can be arsed they can easily suppress negative coverage, and they don't even have to bribe anyone like they did with the old fashioned print media.
|>>|| No. 431441
A quick look at her twitter, its 90% rats, 9% tits and 1% attention seeking arm scars.
I assume you need to be a patreon for more of the tits
|>>|| No. 431442
There's not a lot of tits to it, but she calls herself kitten and wears ears and a collar. She's like 90% of the lasses I've ever shagged and her entire audience is probably pasty lads who wish they could shag that sort of lass.
I honestly can't get it up unless they're a fetish mentalist who lets me put them on a leash and growl in their ear about "breeding" them
Her rats are adorable though.
|>>|| No. 431444
It's not clear that she is at fault, there are plenty of youtube channels with millions more views than this one that use straight, uncut footage of gameplay with voices over the top and they never seem to deal with this. She's used an amorphous blob as a (transformative?) character in a few videos.
I don't know enough about copyright law to know if I'm defending the right person here, but looking at gaming youtube as a whole, you'd think this was really the last thing that deserves strikes. plus if I defend her enough she might go out with me
|>>|| No. 431445
She made a video about how the Kitten character is a youtube persona that she finds it difficult to disconnect her real life self from, and that sort of thing makes me unreasonably horny.
|>>|| No. 431446
I went out in the woods with a friend this afternoon and we collected a small basket full of mushrooms for dinner. We then made them into a ragout with strips of pork and plenty of onion and double cream. Fucking delish.
I like to think I know what I am doing, my parents took us mushroom hunting all the time and taught us a fair bit about which ones are edible and which ones must be avoided. I mainly stick to boletes, like bay boletes or penny buns, but tonight we also came across a handful of picture perfect honey mushrooms. The trick with honey mushrooms is to boil them in water with a dash of salt and lemon juice for ten to fifteen minutes and then discard the water completely before adding them to your dish.
Self sage for rambling.
|>>|| No. 431447
Accidentally won an HHKB keyboard on ebay. It was only eighty quid so I don't feel like I've made too much of a mistake, because I can probably resell it for a decent bit more. It's still mindboggling that they were once going for nearly three hundred quid new.
I don't think the other two of you are that much into mechanical keyboards but I'll let you know how it works out anyway.
|>>|| No. 431448
I'm typing this on an AEK 2, while my Model M sits on the shelf. That makes mechanical KB autists 66.6% of the board.
|>>|| No. 431449
>I don't think the other two of you are that much into mechanical keyboards but I'll let you know how it works out anyway.
Oh lad, don't be silly. I live on a Das Keyboard Ultimate. I also have one of the clone ones from Amazon which is about a sixth of the price - very good.
|>>|| No. 431450
I got a mechanical keyboard a while back and I don't think I like it. It's satisfying in pure lizard brain kind of way, but it's noisy and the keys just feel too chunky.
I preferred my old Logitech illuminated keyboard, but apparently that's regarded as the best membrane keyboard ever made so I guess that figures.
|>>|| No. 431451
Well I have a Steelseries M750 TKL, but am not necessarily a mechanical keyboard autist. I just wanted RGB and n key rollover after being a scissor-switch user that got caught out with keys not pressing.
|>>|| No. 431452
You lads are Doing It Right, I should have stopped with that sort of thing, but I've gone down the rabbit hole of building my own 60% boards and it's become a whole thing. You can spend hundreds just on keycaps, it's fucking mental.
The only reason I don't have a Model M is limited desk space. I've learned to get on really well with something that's missing a great deal of keys. I thought I'd never survive without a numpad, yet here I am looking at this sort of thing. When you really start to think about it, there's a lot of real estate on a keyboard that's just basically pointless. Two shift keys, a giant fucking caps lock, even the space is massive when you should only really ever be hitting it from one or two places.
|>>|| No. 431453
I have a ten pound keyboard that I burnt little holes into the WASD keys for reasons now lost to me.
|>>|| No. 431456
Yeah I meant most of her other content, borderline soft core porn. Or maybe It's her great acting and well written videos that draws in the views.
|>>|| No. 431457
I think the most sensible way to do this sort of thing now is the GMMK keyboards, which despite the embarrassing brand name are very nice keyboards with hot swappable switches - meaning you can start to get into weird switches beyond the standard cherry browns and blues without really much cost or risk.
|>>|| No. 431458
> the album my band released independently is monetised by Warner Bros and there's fuck all I can do about it.
Cool, I won't feel bad when I pirate their stuff then. Cunts.
As if I ever felt bad about that.
Isn't it way too small?
Prolly not great for your hands and wrists.
Nevermind the video, I just like the intro.
|>>|| No. 431473
I have a £10 ADVENT keyboard and it's fucking awful. It works, but some of the keys stick horribly and others jam tight if you don't hit them within 5 degrees vertically.
|>>|| No. 431484
>Isn't it way too small?
>Prolly not great for your hands and wrists.
The keys themselves are standard size - the only thing making it smaller is the fact you've chopped stuff off of it, like the F keys, number keys, etc etc. The idea behind a keyboard like this, both in size and the arrangement of keys in a grid rather than your normal stagger, is to reduce the amount of distance your fingers travel - every key on that board pictured is within two spaces of your fingers when on the home row.
Although it's a standard keyboard size, the standard keyboard is actually not that good for our wrists anyway - look at how your wrists bend when you're on the home row in a proper typing position, they're bent in at an angle. The solution to this is a split keyboard, which is even more niche than the stuff I'm on about, but is widely considered to be a much healthier typing experience. Imagine using something like this at work though, you'd be That Weird Keyboard Lad forever more.
As much as these minimalist boards appeal to me, it's also just nice sometimes to not have to hold two buttons to do something simple like access arrow keys, so I think a TKL is probably the best form factor in real life, for me at least, I use the nav keys quite extensively, plus lack of F keys is annoying in certain games, not to mention the distinct lack of ISO layouts in this world. My plan is to try lots of switches on these cheap hot swap boards before settling on something to solder into my proper Ducky TKL and sticking with that. That's the plan, anyway. I haven't tried a split setup yet.
|>>|| No. 431486
I've tried a 60%, and hated it. I got into custom keycaps for a while for an MX Brown board I have, but ended up staying with the Ducky PBT blanks; I don't even look at my board while typing so it doesn't really matter in the end.
People say that the Model M is the best feel-wise, but I immensely prefer the AEK II's cream ALPS. Annoyingly I paid what was then just under the going rate for my Model M (about £60-70 iirc), but I only paid £8 for this AEK II.
The Amazon chinese special Anker keyboards aren't half bad, and these days will run you less than £30.
|>>|| No. 431487
We literally had the standard copyright blurb replaced with "unlicensed reproduction is encouraged" on the CD pressing, so do what you like lad.
The cheek of it is a giant company like WB deciding they can just make money off small artists they had nothing to do with. It's basically a case of them saying "Oh yeah that's ours, we own that. Give us ad money please." and youtube just goes "Oh okay then." because they were the first to claim it. There's no proof needed, in fact the burden of proof is on whoever does own it to dispute the claim.
The system is honestly bonkers. Imagine if you were a small business, let's say a bakery. Then once a month Richard Branson shows up and says "You owe me money because I invented your recipes." and then he just puts his hands in the till and takes it.
|>>|| No. 431488
>I haven't tried a split setup yet.
I switched over to ergo keyboards about a decade ago, my memory is that it took me really quite a while to get used to it being split. I'm actually not all that convinced that the ergonomics are better, because the key action is still vertical on most of them which means that your fingers are angled but your keypresses are not, so you're typing at a slightly weird angle. Something like the attached might solve that, and I'd love to give one a go. Unfortunately it's £300, a price that I imagine would make even the custom clicky keyboard crew wince (assuming the design didn't).
|>>|| No. 431491
>a price that I imagine would make even the custom clicky keyboard crew wince
You'd be surprised. People regularly spend £120+ just on keycaps.
|>>|| No. 431493
I've heard a pretty compelling theory that the sort of switches you like probably depends on what you grew up on. Medium-old fuckers like myself who learned to type at school on old IBMs will end up preferring a tactile/clicky switch that's trying to be like a buckling spring, while someone a little younger who likely grew up on rubber domes will be more inclined towards a Topre or something like that. It's an interesting idea but I don't know how much weight it holds. All I know is I like really very tactile switches.
The 60% thing is weird, I've not made my mind up yet. I'm comparing one to a TKL right now and size wise, I'm not actually sure it's worth the trade offs, it's really not that much smaller than a TKL, but even though I'm now used to using function layers for arrows etc, I don't think I'll ever fully get over the instinct to reach for the nav cluster every now and then. I still sometimes find myself looking for the numpad on the TKL, but I really can't justify a full sized keyboard these days. The fact most 60%'s are ANSI and getting ISO keycaps is a fucking nightmare is the real sticking point for that size for me.
The more I think about it, the more I think that a TKL with blank keycaps emulating the Das Ultimate, with Box Royal switches (VERY tactile) is exactly what I want in a keyboard. But I haven't tried the Topre domes yet, that might change my mind, there must be a reason people pay so much for them. Never tried ALPS either, just haven't had the opportunity or motive.
I also want to get a 60% board with a raspberry pi or similar hidden in the case, with a detachable screen, so I can pretend I'm a cyberpunk hacker every now and then. That'd be a fun project. Something like the picture but a lot less cosplay-ish.
|>>|| No. 431497
> look at how your wrists bend when you're on the home row in a proper typing position, they're bent in at an angle.
Exactly why I asked.
> The idea behind a keyboard like this, both in size and the arrangement of keys in a grid rather than your normal stagger
Why they arrange it in a stagger anyway?
> so do what you like lad.
Not to you and your band, mate. To Warner, though I doubt they care.
I 'grew up'  with Model M and a lot of its replicas of various levels of shite. I still like my Dell KB-216 way too much for some reason.
Same for the keyboard of my laptop. Both are nothing like Model M.
 I got introduced to computers somewhat late in my life.
|>>|| No. 431499
>Why they arrange it in a stagger anyway?
Typewriters needed staggered keys to make sure the metal bars they triggered were spaced far enough apart that they didn't interfere with each other, and we've not really bothered changing it for computer keyboards since.
There's a lot of little things that make the standard keyboard an imperfect device - they're not really that ergonomic, some keys take up a lot more space than they need to (caps lock is in a needlessly prominent position, the right shift on ISO keyboards is too big, etc) and the most popular* keyboard languages, QWERTY/AZERTY are not really designed for fast typing anyway.
*not counting chinese
|>>|| No. 431503
>QWERTY/AZERTY are not really designed for fast typing anyway.
I know it's not what you're saying, but it's awfully close to the "QWERTY is designed to slow you down" myth.
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