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>> No. 433819 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 1:15 pm
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New weekend thread: Flashman edition.

Right, lads. Now that we can post again what are you up to?
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>> No. 433820 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 1:26 pm
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Just threw some linguine in the pot, it's almost literally the last edible thing I've got in my kitchen. I really need to go full-on grocery shopping later today.
>> No. 433821 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 1:31 pm
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I'm eating home made soup and feeling frustrated I can't afford to get to the Stop HS2 camp. Not that they're lacking attendance over the weekend, I was just too ill and now broke to go earlier in the week.
>> No. 433822 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 2:04 pm
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>>433821
I only know one person strongly in favour of HS2 and that's pretty much because her jobs depends upon it going ahead.
>> No. 433823 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 2:07 pm
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I seem to have forgotten how to cook, again. I've been living off of dried noodles, biscuits and tea for a couple of weeks; pretty bloated and putting on weight.

Cauliflower cheese is really nice but the cheese is expensive. I'd like to do more with vegitables but all i can imagine is boiled veg and gravy.

I did a stir fry last night which was nice but pretty basic. The carbohydrates are really heavy though.
>> No. 433824 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 2:13 pm
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>>433823

Tell me more about these “vegitables”, sounds like a new faddy thing, like huel or something.
>> No. 433825 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 2:21 pm
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>>433822

That tells you about all you need to know about it.
>> No. 433826 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 2:35 pm
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>>433824
I must have been channelling my inner teen-lad. An online friend of mine was obsessed with Dragon Ball Z and used to joke about 'Vegitables'. Now while searching for a suitable image i've found the name is spelled with an E, too. My life is a lie.
>> No. 433827 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 3:45 pm
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>>433823
What's your weekly food budget like?
>> No. 433828 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 6:34 pm
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Today I have tried Oumph! thyme and garlic pieces. For a brand calling itself Oumph! they were surprisingly bland. They had a fairly 'meaty' texture to them but they were pretty flavourless, something which the seasoning didn't manage to mask.
>> No. 433829 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 6:44 pm
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They didn't have any Peanut Butter Crunchy Nut or cabbages in Asda today, heartbroken.

>>433828
Honestly the packaging is making me gag more than the stuff inside ever could. "Made for free range humans!", go away.
>> No. 433830 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 7:43 pm
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>>433827
>What's your weekly food budget like?
My supermarket shopping has averaged out at £15.24 per week over the last 3 weeks - bumped up to £30 or so including the takeaways (i'm horrified having never thought about it like this before).

What's the relevance; can you offer some advice or is it simply interest?

elements of my shopping list are quite good - plenty of fruit and some veg - the only real problems are the noodles and other high carbohydrates such as breads and biscuits. Not to mention the takaways, which i'm only eating through boredom. It's easy to say 'go out' but for a habitually social recluse it's difficult to remind yourself just how easy that is.
>> No. 433831 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 10:48 pm
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Went ahead and did a groceries haul tonight, then treated myself to spicy garlic chicken for dinner.

I just love the combination of garlic and red chili pepper. Just that sensation of your mouth being on fire, and sweat beads forming on your forehead while you're eating it. What you do is you marinade a chicken breast in white wine with Italian herbs, chicken seasoning, fresh chopped garlic and chili pepper, and after about two or three hours, you fry it up in olive oil. Amazing.
>> No. 433832 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 12:16 am
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>>433830
Not him but you could get into meal prepping on the cheap.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsdzaovXoWo
>> No. 433833 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 6:53 am
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>>433829
Didn't even spot that - was horrified at the 'OUMPH!'
>> No. 433834 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 7:45 am
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>>433833


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfeyUGZt8nk
>> No. 433836 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 11:35 am
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I was thinking of reorganising the kitchen cupboards today. Feels like Spring Cleaning is starting to take hold.

Might also do the oven.
>> No. 433837 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 11:36 am
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Stayed over at a mate's house for his 30th birthday party. I'm giving one of my other mates a lift home but I feel terribly awkward about going upstairs and waking him up. I wish it was the kind of house party we had as teenagers so I could just chuck a half empty Stella at him across the room. This is altogether too civilised.
>> No. 433838 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 12:25 pm
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Went to B&Q to pick up my next-day click & collect wellies but they weren't there. That's a three mile round trip on foot, the bastards. I bought a heat gun (killing weeds), steel brush (cleaning the wooden pallets) and box cutter (just handy to have) out of spite.

>>433837
Obviously you weren't drunk enough.
>> No. 433839 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 12:28 pm
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>>433838
Don't they usually email when it's ready to be collected?
>> No. 433840 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 12:45 pm
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>>433839
I don't know, I hadn't used them before. It said next-day so I went the next day.
>> No. 433841 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 4:00 pm
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The past couple days I've stopped smoking in an effort to shake my cold which I fear has become tonsillitis. I'm feeling much better only now I'm having difficulty separating the symptoms of cold and nicotine withdrawal. What scares me most about quitting is that you can never just stop but instead must live your life craving, I wouldn't mind living forever so that sound like agony.

In other news, a few weeks ago we got an email around my office about positions open for promotion. Everyone expects I will apply and that I will get such a spot because I've been here awhile and have become pretty good at what I do. I've started my application but it feels like an admission of failure when I've been trying to go other places the past few months without success. Truth is, I'm bored and most of our workplace issues stem of ineffectual senior management that don't have my back which ruins an otherwise great job.
>> No. 433843 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 7:00 pm
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>>433841
>The past couple days I've stopped smoking in an effort to shake my cold which I fear has become tonsillitis

Is it just me or is it a lot easier to get sick for longer now? I've been fucked up for weeks, guess I'm a goner when these superbugs start appearing more frequently. Or maybe it's just the crippling depression lowering my immune system.
>> No. 433844 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 7:50 pm
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>>433843
It's not just you, I do a lot to stay healthy but I'm still coughing up phlegm from the cold I had over christmas.
At work people in their early 20s are catching the same bugs and being sick for weeks. Tons of schools recently have had to shut down for days because of the number of kids coming down with vomiting bugs.
>> No. 433845 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 7:50 pm
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>>433843
It's not just you, I do a lot to stay healthy but I'm still coughing up phlegm from the cold I had over christmas.
At work people in their early 20s are catching the same bugs and being sick for weeks. Tons of schools recently have had to shut down for days because of the number of kids coming down with vomiting bugs.
>> No. 433846 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 7:52 pm
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>>433843

>Or maybe it's just the crippling depression lowering my immune system.

That's always gonna be a factor. AFAIK, not just in terms of mood - you'll be eating worse, exercising less, and probably cleaning up less too. Could just be you're getting older too.

I'd tell you to man up, but that advice only ever works when tell it to myself.

If you're really suffering, the best thing you can do is think about your support network. Even if you're a right cunt, some people will care about you enough to be there and not resent you for it. Mental health awareness has been in vogue long enough for more and more people to become aware and accepting, and if you let those people.

If you don't have anyone, there are other options. I spent 2 hours on the phone to the Samaritans when I was on the verge of topping myself. I spoke bullshit and moped about and just 'woe is me' the entire time, but just having someone listen, and say 'I understand', and 'that's okay' is...probably one of the most helpful things that ever happened to me.

>>433841

You've spent however long as this company already - pretend you just started in your position, and then realise that you're already being given the opportunity to be promoted. Not only something extra on your CV, but a few weeks in the role will give huge insight into things higher up the ladder and increase your hiring potential at other places.

What industry are you in?
>> No. 433847 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 8:53 pm
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>>433841

>but it feels like an admission of failure when I've been trying to go other places the past few months without success.

Don't let pride get in the way of your career planning. Who knows, if you get promoted now and do whatever job it entails for some time, maybe your market value in your field also rises, to the extent that positions at other employers will be available to you that aren't at the moment.

Your working life is still going to be long, presumably. Many good careers don't happen because everything always went swimmingly (although that definitely helps), but because people knew how to deal with bumps in the road. It's often resilience that matters, and not just the fact that you've been enjoying a good run with things.
>> No. 433848 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 9:01 pm
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>>433844
We're on the way out lads.
>> No. 433849 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 12:53 am
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I got over in 4 days a bug that took my housemate out of commission for almost three weeks. Only caught it at all directly after a speed binge too. Immune system supplements aren't a joke.
>> No. 433850 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 1:47 am
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>>433849

Not meaning to show off, but I haven't been sick in over a year. I was actually meaning to put together a little post for you sickly lads, but realised my efforts are probably just cumulative basic things.

In short: sleep eight hours, exercise more inrensively two or three days a week, get in your fruit and veg, take vitamin D, hydrate yourself properly, and flavour your food generously with salt and garlic powder.
>> No. 433851 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 10:21 am
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>>433850

>and garlic powder

Keeps all the people at a distance who could give you germs, dunnit.
>> No. 433857 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 12:45 pm
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>>433850
I think it's bollocks, I've done all that for years and still get sick, though I do travel often.
>> No. 433858 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 12:54 pm
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>>433857

Well, most of it is pretty well proven by medical research. Sleep, exercise and diet certainly have an effect on your immune system, as does vitamin D deficiency.

The inclusion of salt and garlic is based on some things I've read about their antimicrobial properties rather than any hard randomised controlled trial type evidence.

As you point out there are probably other factors at play. Stress, for example, has a profound effect. You could be lacking some other micronutrient important to the immune system, like zinc. Travel and hygiene also matter, just in terms of exposure. Hand sanitiser and such might help you.

Consistency is another issue: you actually need to live quite a well planned (even boring) life to make sure you get good sleep, for example.

>>433851

Whatever works. I fucking hate getting sick.
>> No. 433859 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 12:55 pm
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>>433857
Are you a clean freak? Do you bleach your counter tops?
>> No. 433860 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 1:37 pm
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>>433850
I'm with you on the garlic - cures everything.
>> No. 433861 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 3:51 pm
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>>433859
I don't even have a place to live m8.
>> No. 433935 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 5:35 am
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Does anyone else wake up ridiculously early it they know they have to be up at a certain time in the morning? I could do with waking up at about half 6ish, but I've been wide awake since 4am and unable to get back to sleep. I can tell I'm going to flag something rotten this afternoon.
>> No. 433942 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 3:11 pm
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Is the Kung Flu likely to bother us lot?
>> No. 433944 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 5:47 pm
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You ever thought about getting a truly proper diet. Not just your 7 a day but also hitting 100% of your RDAs? It looks like an impossible task and even going the supplement route requires careful planning that you're not overdosing.

Anyway, I've done some thinking and decided that I don't want to die. I'm therefore looking into lifestyle changes that can prolong my life as far as possible until genuine life extension technology starts snowballing. That should be over the next 100 years so dying before that would be a poor show. Age 105 is when your year-on increases in chance of death halts so that seems like a good target to aim for.

>>433935
This happens to me with the changing seasons if that's what you mean. I'll get up and walk across the room, worrying that maybe my alarm hasn't gone off, only to see it's 3am and I don't have to be up until 8. Only on workdays mind.

I think the problem is light-levels and any interruption in your routine impacts this.
>> No. 433945 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 6:01 pm
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>>433944

>It looks like an impossible task

This is going to sound like a joke, but Huel provides exactly that. Not sure how sane I would be drinking gruel for every meal, but it would be the easiest way to achieve this.

Not that I think it's that meaningful an idea - everyone's body is different, especially the older we get. I might not need as much zinc as you do, you might need less salt, etc etc.
>> No. 433946 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 6:08 pm
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>>433944
You can get most of them through a couple of bowls of Nesquik. Cereals are fortified with loads these days.
>> No. 433947 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 6:28 pm
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>>433945
>but Huel provides exactly that

I'm not so sure of this. Looking at the ready-to-drink bottles you would need to drink 6 to get your daily allowance of copper but you would then effectively have 6x your vitamin D allowance. Sure, I'm already doing huel for certain meals (as part of weight loss) but I'm sceptical of whether a total replacement would be healthy.

But yeah, population variation complicates this and even daylight hours would necessitate a dietary recalculation. To make matters worse, my body is a lying shit that tells me I need chocolate biccies.
>> No. 433948 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 6:41 pm
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>>433946
Yeah but fuck Nestle.
>> No. 433950 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 6:43 pm
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>>433946
It seems Nesquik is better in certain areas than my semi-adult Sainsburys Balance that registers 30% across the board. This is an interesting topic I've been reading through as the government has been setting targets for industry for years but has led to some strange FoI results where policy experts have to debate whether a penguin is a biscuit or a chocolate bar (I think biscuit as you have it with a cup of tea):

https://iea.org.uk/publications/cooking-for-bureaucrats/ [caution: nuts]

But with all this I'm still needing to munch fruit and veg like nobodies business. Not to mention how much water we're supposed to get.
>> No. 433951 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 6:45 pm
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>>433947

>you would need to drink 6 to get your daily allowance of copper

A lot of that copper allowance can be had simply from using tap water for food and cooking, at least if you live in a building with copper plumbing.
>> No. 433952 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 8:00 pm
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>>433947

Is too much vitamin D a bad thing?

Anyway, it seems they've changed a lot since the last time I looked at it. I don't know if the drink and powder are the same, but they probably are. Their website has some fairly convincing reasoning on why and how much they have added what they've added, it does seem to be 'nutritionally complete'.

Of course, the recommended intake of foods also depends on the country you're in. The US recommends much less calcium than the UK does, but I imagine the bone health of each population is pretty on par regardless, and so on.
>> No. 433953 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 9:49 pm
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RDAs of various vitamins and minerals is debatable to say the least. Most are based short to medium term studies comparing estimated intake against specific health issues. It's very difficult to get good solid data on the optimum levels for long term health.

You can overdose on some, vitamin A and zinc for example are bad if you take too much. Folate can be phlegmatic because most supplements are in the form of the cheaper and more stable folic acid, due to genetic differences some people tolerate it just fine but many people have limited capacity to metabolise it into biologically active folate.

On the other hand some RDAs are probably far far too low. People living in places like Britain, or who sit in office all day need a lot of vitamin D, that 6x your RDA is perfectly reasonable to reach a blood serum level closer to that of someone living in equatorial regions. Similar with vitamin C, as most animals synthesise their own we can see that we need to take very big doses (1000% RDA) to reach blood serum levels similar to animals.

Another issue with supplements, and especially meal replacement shakes, is that our stomachs absorb certain vitamins and minerals in preference to others, having everything in one drink isn't ideal at all because you aren't able to take everything in. Some vitamins are probably better taken in larger doses on alternate days, rather than trying to hit your 100% every single day.

Also remember that many vitamins are fat soluble, meaning that some supplements will just go straight through you if you take them on an empty stomach, or if you're on a low fat diet.
>> No. 433954 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 9:50 pm
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>>433952

If I remember the figure correctly, about 20 minutes in the sun gives you well over 10,000 IU of vitamin D. In my opinion most guidelines underestimate the necessary amount of vitamin D consumption necessary to reach adequate blood levels. I personally take around 5,000 IU a day (with the occasional off-day).
>> No. 433955 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 10:31 pm
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Cracklad, you still about? How's things your end?
>> No. 433956 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:12 am
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>>433953

We don't understand the causality, but we have some data to suggest that who take dietary supplements have a higher risk of premature death. For people who don't have a diagnosed nutritional deficiency, vitamin supplements are probably useless at best.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternaldrugs/fullarticle/1105975
>> No. 433957 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:16 am
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>>433951

Likewise, you can get most of your iron requirements by using cast iron pans.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1365-277X.2003.00447.x
>> No. 433958 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 3:07 am
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>>433955

Which one? I mean there have been at least four people who've talked about using crack on here before. At least.
>> No. 433959 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 8:14 am
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>>433958

The most recent one, probably. I think he made three posts that sort of went like this:

>lads, should I try crack?
>fuck you all I'm trying it anyway
>was pretty good. Off out to get some more

So we can extrapolate from that, probably.

I've probably not posted it here but I tried crack. Made it at home from about 2g of decent coke. It was good, had some excellent sex on it, but ultimately I realised that despite the superior high, regular powder was just a lot more portable and fit into my life a lot better, as it's a lot easier to knock a line out at work than smoke a rock. I also found the process of racking up a line a lot more pleasing than smoking a rock.

That's something not many druggies talk about, the ritual of preparing your high. It can be intoxicating on its own, much like a religious ritual bringing about certain feelings. I think I'd probably just get a head rush from rolling up a note.
>> No. 433960 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 8:25 am
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>> No. 433962 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 11:04 pm
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>>433955 >>433959
I didn't take it again after those two nights despite being offered and don't anticipate repeating the experience for many years if ever. It might well have been shit crack, but IME there are plenty of drugs that are better in every conceivable way.
>> No. 433984 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 10:06 pm
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Quick question while we're on the topic, I've just had 40mg valium and I'm now a bit worried. Over the past two weeks I've done 1/2/3 a night and then had 3 or 4 nights off, did that for 2 weeks, then last night after my most recent break I started with 2 last night, and tonight I've had 4. Would definitely not go any higher but I figure with a minor tolerance I would have presumably developed it's not that bad.

I shouldn't panic or anything should I? I'm not going to die in my sleep right? No respiratory issues and nothing else in my system that I'm aware of.

Still time for me to throw up.
>> No. 433986 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 10:21 pm
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>>433984
That's a pretty strong dose but if you have a tolerance I'd imagine you'll be alright? I'm not a doctor. Also assuming you're not shitface drunk as well as that won't help.

Reckon you'll prob be alright but keep an eye on yerself. Have a cup of tea if you feel like you need a slight pick me up.
>> No. 433987 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 10:23 pm
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>>433984

Don't drink alcohol and you'll have nothing worse than a good night's sleep.
>> No. 433988 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 10:24 pm
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>>433984

You should be OK as long as you avoid alcohol; if you've had any drink then I'd be strongly inclined to seek medical attention. There is an effective antidote for diazepam.

Is there anyone else in the house with you?

Also, given your level of consumption I'd speak to your GP, because you're really playing with fire.
>> No. 433990 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 10:27 pm
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>>433986

Honestly it's not that strong, even for someone with no tolerance. 2mg of clonazepam is equivalent to 40mg of diazepam and that dose is regularly given to people with no history of benzodiazepine tolerance.
>> No. 433992 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 10:47 pm
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Thanks for the support gents. I did do some research prior to this, and it seemed safe, looked up the LD50, contraindications, and spent about 20 minutes trying to find more info and felt confident at that point.

Technically on my 2nd beer but it's 0.0% Heineken so as long as it's the alcohol itself that's the issue and not something to do with hops, I should be fine. Dry January and all.

>>433988

I initially got prescribed it maybe 10 years back, then another time maybe 4 years ago, then switched to a round of Zopiclone 2 years back but that did bugger all. All from the same GP who was a lovely old gent who I saw a few times a year.

Two new GPs in London (through Babylon app so they don't know me from Adam, but presumably would see from my medical history that I'm not exactly trying to abuse the stuff) wouldn't offer prescribe me either Zopiclone or Diazepam (in fact, saying they were no longer prescribed at all...hmm), and one of them flat out said they wouldn't refer me to a sleep clinic as it was psychological and not respiratory insomnia, so I've since then contacted the London Hospital for Integrated drugs and got a recorded message saying 'Please get referred here' so I'm going to go to another GP with that and say 'Can you please give me the benefit of the doubt and refer me here'.

The last GP I spoke to had the gall to tell me 'Some people function perfectly well on less than 6 hours sleep a night' and then rushed me off the phone. Bitch.

I've got 60mg left and they're all at my partner's house a few miles away and she's been monitoring my behaviour and reactions throughout. I'm technically alone in the house though, which is the only worrying thing, but I'm a worrier so eh.

This is the last round for another 3-4 days though, then I'm going to finish it with the 1/2/3 model and that'll be it for a month at least. My mum had a problem with Zopiclone dependency so I'm really wary of addiction and getting into habits with crutch medication.

Anyway this is becoming /emo/, so I think let's assume the best and I'll go to bed in the next few mins and set my alarm from 8am and hope I don't wake up dead.

If I end up ordering any more before a fortnight has passed then I think I'll speak to someone proper about it, but until then I think I've got it under control. 8 years of smoking weed daily, then going cold turkey on both that and booze has given me a bit of faith in my willpower. Got a Q buried under some furniture but it's only accessible through a tool I have not yet had the motivation or desire to devise.

Thanks again, feeling a bit more confident.
>> No. 433993 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 10:49 pm
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>>433990

Banging. Yeah, when I saw it was fairly normal to prescribe 40mg over the course of a day, obviously split up though, I felt a bit more like...eh, let's see how it goes.

On another topic, does anyone else fucking love 0.0% beer? It's been a lifesaver for alcohol craving. I've discovered I don't like being drunk so much as I love the taste of beer.
>> No. 433994 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 11:11 pm
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>>433993

3 x 10mg diazepam was a fairly normal dose for panic attacks / generalized anxiety / agoraphobia before our GPs started throwing useless fucking SSRIs at everything. 40mg is not a strong dose at all.

Obviously no one wants to get addicted to benzos at any doses, and recreational use is pretty silly in light of that etc etc.

On the topic of "0.0%" beer, it's actually allowed to have up to 0.05% ABV in the UK. My psychiatrist continually warns me of the dangers of drinking alcohol free beer because it apparently has an amazing record of triggering alcoholic cravings and relapses in actors who've stopped resting for a bit.
>> No. 433996 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 11:29 pm
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I do appreciate your concern and it's something ever present in my mind. Evidently my history of alcoholism and weed addiction and gaming addiction and sex addiction might imply I have a mildly addictive personality, but I think I'm fairly good at balancing it and the only one really hard to kick is smoking baccy. Was down to 3 a day but then had a very hard breakup and went off the rails again back to 10 a day.

>>433994

Aye, I know it's a bit of a grey area. I've seen stuff that's 0.5% labelled as 'alcohol free', but I'm avoiding that. It's completely stripped my desire to drink during weekdays, and the only reason I can see getting drunk on my own is after a particularly hard week when I want a 6 pack and a night of playing STALKER. I've got no plans to drink until Valentines Day, and have a group of mates who will be complimentary about my going for 0.0% (compared to when I worked in a call centre in Newcastle and Friday nights at the pub were full of peer pressure) makes me feel a lot more confident. But yeah, I'd hate myself more for drinking for the sake of having a drink than the buzz would be worth. Just like I'd hate myself for having a joint for the sake of it. Though I do fully intend to start being able to smoke weed again on social and special occasions, I know what to look out for. Provided my girlfriend doesn't get pregnant from a lad she was cheating with and abort his baby and drop all that on me in a single evening, I think I can manage.

I think I'm just generally in a better place than I was back then, but that's still no justification to play with fire as such. I'm just trying to be mindful of it I guess, and keep my close friends informed of what I'm doing so they can intervene if they notice anything.

Fuck getting addicted to benzos or anything like that, sounds horrifying.
>> No. 433997 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 11:33 pm
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>>433996
> Fuck getting addicted to benzos or anything like that, sounds horrifying.

Oh it is, maybe not as bad as full blown alcoholism but it is grim. I was up to (does some quick maths) the equivalent 1660mg of diazepam per day at my worst (46mg clonazepam, 32mg alprazolam, 105mg zolpidem) not to mention all the other crap I was throwing down my neck.

Just don't go there, lad.
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28th January 2020
Tuesday 11:39 pm
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>>433997

Christ.

Well done, that's incredible that you got past that.
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28th January 2020
Tuesday 11:51 pm
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>>433998

Honestly the incredible thing is that I didn't die. I should have, several times. The number of times that I legitimately woke up choking on my own vomit is scary looking back.

Anyway enough of this before anyone starts to think that I'm trying to romanticise drug addiction or mental illness. I'm not. I was nothing but a complete and utter selfish idiot who took many friendships to the edge of patience and compassion through his totally irresponsible and ego-centric self-destructive behaviour. Nothing more.

I'm doing better now, that's the main thing. Obviously it would have been better to never have actually descended down into the valley of the shadow of death in the first place, but them's the breaks, I guess.
>> No. 434007 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 2:21 pm
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>>433997
>maybe not as bad as full blown alcoholism but it is grim
Interesting to hear you say this. At least with full-blown alcoholism you can be past the worst of the physical symptoms of withdrawal within a week, with a benzo addiction you are looking at months of abject misery. I'd take a booze taper over a benzo taper every single time. Though it does depend on how much of each, obviously.

Good on you for coming out the other side - it's hard to imagine that anyone could come back from the doses you're talking about. One of the strangest things about addiction, looking back, is that perception of normalcy you have when you're in the middle of it. The mind boggles.
>> No. 434010 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 9:05 pm
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>>434007
> Interesting to hear you say this. At least with full-blown alcoholism you can be past the worst of the physical symptoms of withdrawal within a week, with a benzo addiction you are looking at months of abject misery.

It's interesting but I never really noticed the taper, even though it took the best part of a year. Alcohol withdrawals literally had me going into the bathroom every ten minutes or so so I could bawl my eyes out with the taps on full blast for at at least six months. Then again, my dance with the benzo devil was only really at full blast for a handful of months, whereas I'd been drinking myself to death for six years.

Here's the thing, though, about benzos as opposed to alcohol: they never really make you ill. Oh, there's a shed load of short and long term side effects like blacking out, memory loss, passing out in public, generally getting objectively more stupid over time, and generally just being a complete and utter pain the arse to everyone around you. You never really notice any of this though; these things happen to other people. You're either not really there or don't remember. Sending someone the same email 10 times because you don't remember having sent it, or sending someone 15 minutes of garbled voice messages on the general theme of you being impervious to drugs don't seem like disgraceful behaviour at the time, rather it all seems delightfully hilarious. Again, because these things are happening to other people, to you it's all just a joke.

Alcohol, on the other hand, is basically toxic in any dose - we just don't often drink enough to feel it. If you've ever tried to hold a swig of whisky under your tongue or against your cheek you'll be familiar with that burning, astringent feeling. That's not some "warming effect" of alcohol - that's alcohol being a mucus membrane irritant. Alcohol irritates your whole body from your mouth to your oesophagus, to your stomach and intestines all the way through to giving your liver a kicking on the way out.

The upshot of this, if you take your alcohol addiction far enough, is what I like to call "booze sickness": If you drink enough to stave off withdrawals then you're drinking enough to feel very ill indeed, if you don't drink enough to stave off withdrawals... then you start going through them.

Neither option is acceptable or even bearable and every morning becomes a catch 22 scenario of whether to drink a bottle of wine for breakfast and feel like shit, or whether to go out to work knowing that by lunchtime you'll be getting the full-on shakes.

I can only assume that at some point there comes a time when it's not physically possible to drink enough to stave of withdrawals, where you end up eventually careening between semi DTs and mild alcohol poisoning until you eventually expire.
>> No. 434011 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 9:06 pm
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What's the done thing when asking to borrow money from your parents? I could do with about £8,000 for six months, at which point I'd pay them back in full. Am I meant to butter them up first?
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30th January 2020
Thursday 12:09 am
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>>434011

It really depends on your parents. I know all I'd have to do with my grandad is say "I need x for y months, or I can pay you back z per month if that's better", but someone like my mum or dad I'd probably have to spend an hour flattering the buggers.

I suppose in general british etiquette you're supposed to skirt around the question for several minutes/hours/days/weeks by vaguely mentioning the thing you need the money for without ever asking, until they offer and everyone can pretend it was their idea and nobody has to address the filthy business of begging.
>> No. 434014 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 2:53 am
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I was reminiscing about college and university days earlier, and had a sudden flash of memory of a girl. I didn't really know her but we were on the same college course, knew people that I knew etc, and ended up at the same uni too.
Anyway - back then, a few times on social media I'd see that she had mentioned me to her friend, like there was obviously some sort of inside joke going on about me, and I could never work out if it was that she was interested in me or if the joke was that she definitely wasn't. She was attractive enough but I wasn't interested at the time and really didn't care either way, but I was always curious as to why it was me specifically - I had never had a conversation with this girl, though we were in the same place at the same time fairly often in college etc.

I looked her up on twitter just now and since she hasn't tweeted in years, within two or three scrolls down I found a screenshot of her phone she'd sent to her mate, expressing amusement that her facebook had popped up with a notification that I had checked in somewhere. I think I must have seen that way back then, despite not following either if them on twitter, but just sort of ignored it despite being curious, I guess at 20 I didn't want to risk the ego bruise of finding out they were mocking my weird eyebrows or something like that.

I'm old now and my ego is much more robust, so I really want to know the fucking story here. I would love to message her now and ask her, but I don't think that's a great idea, if she was genuinely into me then I don't want to embarrass her or look like I'm fishing for a date, because I'm still not interested though a shag is a shag, and if she was taking the piss then that's just awkward, and I doubt I'd get the real story as she likely wouldn't come out and say "yeah the joke was that you were ugly as fuck mate" or whatever, even though I'd probably find that hilarious.

I'm thinking of just liking or retweeting the post with my name in it, though. I don't use twitter as intended so it would be the only tweet on my profile if I did retweet it. That tickles me for some reason.
>> No. 434019 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 6:52 pm
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>>434014
Why not assume that she fancied you and wank off to her pictures like a normal person. It will be like when you wank off to escort profiles, not because you would but just the thought that you could.
>> No. 434020 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 8:21 pm
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>>434019
>not because you would but just the thought that you could.

Saw a picture of a colleague on tinder today. That hit a bit too close to home.
>> No. 434021 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 10:19 pm
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>>434019

That's fair. The reality wank is a powerful one.
>> No. 434022 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 10:50 pm
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>>434019
>It will be like when you wank off to escort profiles, not because you would but just the thought that you could.
Swear you all just live in my head.
>> No. 434023 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 12:43 am
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>>434022
Who hasn't done that?
>> No. 434026 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 1:05 am
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>>434023
I don't know, but I just started so now I'm concerned I'm just becoming another .gs-oid. Was there ever any other option?
>> No. 434031 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 8:44 am
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>>434023

I've never entertained the idea of getting an escort, or looked at them on the Internet.

I always just have a slag or two in my contacts to talk filth with when I want a proper good wank.
>> No. 434043 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 11:47 am
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>>434023
I always prefered the cortina.
>> No. 434059 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 2:31 pm
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>>434031

I've never hired one either, and I think if I did it would be an impulse purchase, and that's never a good idea.
>> No. 434132 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 2:50 pm
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I've been trying to follow starting strength for about three weeks now, albeit without doing squats in over a week or so due to falling over and bruising my coccyx. Most of my muscle development seems to be in my forearms, to the point that if it carries on like this they might grow larger than my biceps. Is this sort of thing normal? I've been doing overhead presses rather than bench presses, if that makes any difference.
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1st February 2020
Saturday 2:54 pm
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>>434132
>bruising my coccyx

ow ow ow oouchh.

That really hurts.
>> No. 434140 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 3:59 pm
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>>434134
It's fine most of them time, but then I'll either sit down too hard or at the wrong angle and then NOPE.
>> No. 434141 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 4:22 pm
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>>434132

> I've been doing overhead presses rather than bench presses, if that makes any difference.

There's your problem. Find a spotter or drag a bench over to the power rack.
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1st February 2020
Saturday 4:45 pm
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>>434141
I don't go to the gym, I just lift some weights I have at home. I could buy a bench but I was planning on using the money I have spare for more weights and a longer dumbbell.
>> No. 434143 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 5:35 pm
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I researched bootcamp/fitness retreats today. It looks like the average cost is about £1000 for 7 days of personal training, food and accomidation. Of the 5 or so i looked into, 'Team-Bootcamp' looks like the best bet, though they're half the country away from me and you have to contact them for pricing. I'm wondering if a 4 week trip would be worth saving for, it'll surely be enough to eliminate some bad habits. It'll be costy, though, even if they're willing to offer discount.

I'm not sure if it'll be worth the money, though. Over the summer of 2018 i lost a fair bit of weight and gained fitness while still eating a lot shit. I manged more or less by myself during that time so i could do it again. I made the mistake of buying an internet connection early 2019 so now i've gathered dust again - but it'll be running out in a couple of months so hopefully i can get back into a reasonable shape after the initial month or two of adjustment.

>>434132
>three weeks
You're doing better than me - 2 days my workout spree lasted. Now i'm eating from a box of broken biscuits wondering why my BMI is fast approaching 32. I'm just bored - Very, very bored.
>> No. 434145 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 5:47 pm
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>>434143

Why pay £1000 a week for a fitness bootcamp when you could get paid £10 an hour to do labouring on a building site?
>> No. 434147 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 5:59 pm
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>>434145
Who wants to work alongside the working classes? If you're not careful you might catch dolphin rape.
>> No. 434156 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 9:46 pm
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>>434143
I don't get what people see in bootcamps. You know full well that as soon as you get back you're going to fall into old habits and the cycle will repeat. Just have a look at how many fat ex-squaddies the world has now they don't have PTIs breathing down their neck.

Why not instead work on your problems and spend that 4k on courses in human nutrition if you must? I wish I could follow my own advice.
>> No. 434157 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 10:11 pm
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>>434156
>Why not instead work on your problems and spend that 4k on courses in human nutrition if you must?
What fucking good would that do for anyone? Half of the subject is pseudoscience, and getting a good understanding of the subject comes down to a weird confusing mix of psychology and biochemistry.
And no matter how well you understand nutrition, it doesn't help you with the most important thing of all which is changing habits.
>> No. 434161 Anonymous
2nd February 2020
Sunday 8:47 am
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The camps are an interesting idea, but I also see what the other poster is saying.

It might be worth thinking about how you can invest that time, money and effort into changing your circumstances back home. We are just a reflection of our environment, for the most part.

A change of job, habits, or food shopping, could have profound impact. Think about what bottlenecks your progress. Do you have any underlying emotional issues around food, or exercise? Are you stressed all the time and/or don't feel you can exercise? Do you sleep well? What kind of relationship do you have with food and your physical environment? Do you drive everywhere and eat for convenience?

The maddening problem with overweightness and obesity is that it's easy to treat as a clinical problem, but incredibly difficult for an individual to overcome in the real world -- it's multifaceted and requires a lot of little sustainable changes to both the person and where they live.

I'm lucky enough to have ingrained gym-based training into my habits as an enjoyable thing and a part of my identity from my teens. I know I'll never get 'fat' fat, because I genuinely enjoy it and we tend to find time for things we really enjoy.

At the same time, I am vaguely aware that attending a big expensive facility to throw around weights would be a ludicrous and
unworkable solution for many people.

You may find the camp genuinely useful, I don't want to discourage too much. If it would mean a kick up the arse for you to derive a sense of discipline from, then go for it. But I would advise you to have as thorough a "follow-up plan" as possible; have a big schema for the moment you arrive back from the camp, that you know you'll be able to follow.*

*This is also another tricky element, as knowing what you'll follow is mostly a matter of personal experimentation.
>> No. 434162 Anonymous
2nd February 2020
Sunday 9:13 am
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Pay me 3k and I'll come to yours and walk you through making healthy, balanced meals three times a day for 4 weeks.
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2nd February 2020
Sunday 9:55 am
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Speaking of fat camps, did anyone find the porn film of her?
>> No. 434172 Anonymous
2nd February 2020
Sunday 1:25 pm
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>>434161
Thanks for taking the time to share this advice. The boot-camp idea seems more of a punishment now that i think of it. Furinishing my bedsit with somewhere to sit away from the computer will change my day to day life immidiately.
>> No. 434175 Anonymous
2nd February 2020
Sunday 1:47 pm
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>>434172

This is an interest of mine as I study the problem from a few different angles. I'll generally jump on any chance to talk about it at length, so no worries.

Already, the idea of a bootcamp as punishment seems like a big emotional driver. Not a bad thing in and of itself, but I imagine (and hope) that the urge to punish yourself would subside.

The way I see it, the bootcamp could potentially spur on something good. You would likely lose a good amount of weight and your health markers would improve. But whether you keep the weight off ultimately comes down to things like:

- whether you found an activity you enjoy at the camp (you might develop a newfound love of rock climbing or swimming or lifting or whatever they do there)

- whether you develop a taste for the kind of food they give you, and whether you'd be willing to commit to cooking at least some things like that at home

Basically what elements of the camp you could find that you could stick with (not at the same extreme level, but to some degree).

Many studies have been done on this. Essentially all diets work, but if they're not enjoyable or in sync with the individual's lifestyle then the weight comes back. On a less academic level, you can check those contestants from shows like "The Biggest Loser"; some contestants stay in shape after the ordeal, but most put the weight back on.

You know yourself better than anyone, and what would keep you consistently making better choices that lead to weight loss. But like I said, a lot of it is just experimentation. Changing your routine as you mention seems like a very good place to start.
>> No. 434177 Anonymous
2nd February 2020
Sunday 4:04 pm
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The woman in front of me at the shop bought ready made mashed potato, ready made mashed carrots, a cake and a large tub of Ben & Jerry's. I'm assuming that's a cry for help.
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2nd February 2020
Sunday 10:19 pm
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I'm going to see a specialist tomorrow because of my frequent panic attacks.

I'm already on mirtazapine, which "takes the edge off" many everyday worries for me, but it dodsn't seem to balance out those panic attacks that can hit me out of nowhere and often for no apparent immediate reason.
>> No. 434206 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 1:14 am
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I enjoyed today.
>> No. 434218 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 7:26 pm
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Just did my first bank transfer that arrived instantly. We're living in the fucking future now, lads.
>> No. 434219 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 9:11 pm
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>>434218
You're going to wet your pants when you discover contactless.
>> No. 434234 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 8:35 pm
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I thought my cold has died off but now it's turned into ridiculous amounts of sinus pain. I woke up at 5am in agony and couldn't get back to sleep until I'd taken the last of my paracetamol and had a wank. Be warned of this cold going around, lads.

Anyway, I picked up strepsils from the shop just now but, upon closer inspection, it seems they work for sore throats only. You reckon it will work for sinus pain or will I have to go back to the shop and buy some paracetamol?
>> No. 434235 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 9:08 pm
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>>434234
Flown anywhere international recently lad?
>> No. 434242 Anonymous
8th February 2020
Saturday 4:29 pm
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In all seriousness, are middle class people cunts? I've noticed when I go somewhere that tends to be full of middle class folk, such as English Heritage and National Trust placed, people seem to be far less likely to say 'thank you' for you holding doors open for them and things like that.
>> No. 434243 Anonymous
8th February 2020
Saturday 6:12 pm
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>>434242

Not all of them, and on a personal level most of them probably aren't. However middle class life is filled with all sorts of petty micro-competitions, from how well little Tarquin is doing in his French classes to how eco-friendly your car is. I think this instils middle class people with a sort of constant passive-aggression, and a very specific kind of suburban narcissism.

Also lots of people who would probably say they're middle class actually aren't at all. In my view, middle class only starts from what most people would classify as genuine posho territory. Most people who think they're middle class come from a much more humble background, and don't have any of the ingrained social habits or etiquette awareness that marks someone as truly middle class, regardless of income or where they went to uni.

There's almost no such thing as class mobility in this country.
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8th February 2020
Saturday 6:28 pm
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>>434243

I've had middle class girlfriends and I've found that they all had some thing about the working class. I'm from a working class background and it always seemed to be like that song Common People by Pulp. One was into Sleaford Mods but ate mashed avocado on toast and read the Guardian.
>> No. 434245 Anonymous
8th February 2020
Saturday 10:01 pm
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>>434242

They're just a different kind of cunt.
>> No. 434246 Anonymous
8th February 2020
Saturday 10:17 pm
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>>434244
Why do you have to be working class to be into Sleaford Mods?
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8th February 2020
Saturday 10:35 pm
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I've lived here 10 years now as a foreign cunt and I still don't understand the class thing. I don't mean the Marxian classes but the whole I have certain views because I shop at a certain supermarket thing.

I think I exist outside that class society but it might also because I've lived a shut-in life and don't get to interact enough with people.
>> No. 434248 Anonymous
8th February 2020
Saturday 10:36 pm
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>>434246

You don't, but you definitely have to be middle class to think that working class people like Sleaford Mods.
>> No. 434255 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 2:02 pm
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Looking at heating pads for car seats. I am thinking about installing seat heaters in my 03-reg Passat. The kind that gets installed under the seat covers. You can buy the parts from VW, but they are asking ludicrous amounts of money for it. Similar aftermarket kits on eBay can be had for around £50 for both seats, from the looks of it.

Apparently you have to be careful not to trigger the seat airbags when unplugging the seats and removing the backrest cover, but if handled right, it shouldn't be an obstacle. Once various capacitors are discharged, you'd really have to connect the seat airbag straight to a car battery to blow it up.
>> No. 434256 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 2:13 pm
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>>434247
It's mostly a load of bollocks like the North/South divide.
>> No. 434259 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 2:48 pm
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>>434255
We used to have them in work vans at my last place, it felt like you'd pissed yourself as they warmed up. Peculiar feeling. I would've killed for aircon instead, frankly.
>> No. 434263 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 3:48 pm
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>>434259

I had my mum's car for a few days recently while mine was in the shop, and her older-model VW Polo has factory heated seats. You can really get used to it, especially in winter when it's cold and rainy outside. That's why I want to install them in my car now as well.


>I would've killed for aircon instead, frankly

I still maintain that you don't really need AC in most of Britain. Up here in Glasgow, we've got maybe ten days every year where it's really nice to have. My 2003 Passat has automatic climate control, which I think was standard back then and they didn't even make them anymore without it, but I often just switch it off to save fuel, or at least keep it on its economy setting.
>> No. 434264 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 4:22 pm
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>>434247
The class thing is largely a distraction. Too much hate gets directed at the middle class rather than at the toffs owning most of the country.

>>434255
I concur with the other lads. My mum's MX-5 had grated seats and it mainly made you feel like you'd pissed yourself.
>> No. 434265 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 4:25 pm
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>>434264

I'm not sure I've pissed myself enough times to really know that feeling. Not since I was a weelad anyway.
>> No. 434266 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 4:28 pm
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>>434265

It's like a warm, wet, loving embrace from a partner who doesn't care how disgusting you are.
>> No. 434267 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 4:40 pm
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>>434266

At least the male infertility myth in connection with heated seats is now being reexamined. Can't find it now, but I read somewhere the other day that in order for the extra heat to have any kind of real detrimental effect on sperm production in your testes, you'll have to sit on a heated seat for about 90 minutes continuously every single day. That's longer than many people's commute. If you've only got your heated seats on for 30 minutes on your way to work in the morning, there likely isn't going to be any damage at all.
>> No. 434268 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 4:52 pm
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>>434263
>I still maintain that you don't really need AC in most of Britain. Up here in Glasgow, we've got maybe ten days every year where it's really nice to have.
My mate says he never turns his on even in summer, and he lives in the south east. Some people are lizards, evidently.
>> No. 434270 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 5:21 pm
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For breakfast this morning I mixed leftover tomato sauce with eggs and spinach. It was the shit.
>> No. 434271 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 6:06 pm
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>>434268
For me it's mainly just a godsend times I'm parked up in full sun. Once the cars cooled down a bit I prefer to have the windows open most of the time expect on the motorways though.
>> No. 434272 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 7:21 pm
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>>434271

> Once the cars cooled down a bit I prefer to have the windows open most of the time expect on the motorways though

Don't let Greta read that.

Seriously though, what's the point of cooling your car down with the AC when you're only going to open the windows a few minutes later anyway.

I've got air conditioning in my Passat, as I said, but what I do on a warm day is that before I start the car, I open all four doors and let the wind blow through the car for a minute or two. That usually takes care of all the hot air in my car.

I've got light grey cloth seats, which thankfully don't absorb a lot of the heat. One of my mates has black leather seats in his rich cunt BMW, and in the right conditions, on a hot day in Essex where he lives now, you can almost get second-degree burns from sitting on the leather. Throwing on the AC for a few minutes is kind of futile, you have to wait for the seats to cool down on their own.
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9th February 2020
Sunday 9:19 pm
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In a really foul mood because of an off-hand comment my partner made, but it's one of those where it's not worth biting back and starting an argument over because really it's quite petty and doesn't matter, it just caught me off guard.

How do I de-escalate my own temper when I can't focus on anything to take my mind off it because I'm pissed off.
>> No. 434274 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 9:53 pm
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>>434273
Meditation or a mantra.
>> No. 434275 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 10:13 pm
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>>434270
Sounds like you just invented shakshouka.
>> No. 434276 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 10:50 pm
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>>434273
Have you tried talking to her, not making a big deal but more 'I feel a silly sausage saying this but that annoyed me'. YMMV
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10th February 2020
Monday 12:07 am
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>>434276

Aint wurf it bruv.

One of those personal value/political belief disagreement things where I had to tell myself "don't bite, walk away before it gets heated" despite inwardly seething that she's a hypocrite because if it was the other way round she wouldn't be doing the same, and she usually goes and has a sulk if I tell her why I disagree with one of her beliefs.

But then maybe she does hold her tongue sometimes, and I wouldn't know because I'm not a mind reader. Swings and roundabouts innit.
>> No. 434392 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 10:35 am
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We went to see Sonic the Hedgehog last night, and it was better than it had any right to be. We were expecting to get a laugh out of it just being shite, but aside from a bit of forced characterisation here and there it was alright.

I wouldn't give it an Oscar but, well, put it this way. It was about ten times better than the last Star Wars.
>> No. 434401 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 8:02 pm
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You people...
>> No. 434402 Anonymous
15th February 2020
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Poundland and charity shops have really become the modern day Blockbusters.

I picked up A Million Ways to Die in the West for £1. Some of the cut away jokes are genuinely funny, others are embarassingly bad (my favorite being the ice block falling on the guy - stitches).
The over-reliance on 'fuck' as comic relief starts to get annoying.
At times i had to noticably suspend my disbelief, especially regarding character development - but once i got into the swing of things and stopped taking the film seriously it was enjoyable.

Worth a little shelf space - i'll definitely watch it again for a casual laugh.
>> No. 434403 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 8:13 pm
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>> No. 434404 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 8:16 pm
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I started getting Huel ads on my alt facebook account and also these, possibly as I've mentioned the word "police" a few times in conversation. I think this is a good example of targeted advertising missing the mark by a long shot.
>> No. 434405 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 8:37 pm
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>>434404

I also get police recruitment ads seemingly because I spend a fair amount of time complaining about them being bastards.

The amount of Huel ads is ridiculous, though I think I've always had them, but I notice them now because of the excellent marketing they've done here.
>> No. 434406 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 8:52 pm
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>>434404

Christ, she looks like she's had a hard life.
>> No. 434407 Anonymous
15th February 2020
Saturday 9:05 pm
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>>434406

>she looks like she's had a hard life

I've heard it called city miles.
>> No. 434410 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 12:05 am
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I subscribed to CuriosityStream last week, essentially a streaming service run by one of the people who first set-up the discovery channel. The idea is going back to the 90s documentary television when it wasn't all the Hitler Channel or Ancient Aliens.

Don't know what I was expecting, there's a few good documentaries but it's all very American and surface level the miniseries on the Bronze age is okay. Nebula is equally disappointing, you get it free with CuriosityStream as a kind of "youtube run by content creators" but the exclusives are rare and generally things like Isaac Arthur are just short episodes that brush over topics while the best ones like Paperclip Maximiser get released on youtube anyway.
>> No. 434411 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 12:05 am
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>>434404
Firearms officers, literally the most cowardly snivelling bunch of the whole fucking lot of them. Perfect for a recruitment drive though I guess.
>> No. 434412 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 11:42 am
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Think I'm going to build a desk today, or at the very least get the timber and hardware for it.

It's for a small room so was just planning to grab a 3metre scaffold board or similar sawn softwood from the local yard, cutting it down to three 1m lengths, and holding it together with flat steel bar, and using my existing desk's reasonably nice legs. Don't really have the space or facility to be jointing and gluing the boards and making it look seamless, but I think the industrial look is fashionable anyway, plus you won't see it under my shit anyway. Will just oil it to finish it.

The trouble is, while I was googling around for ideas and direction (I have almost no skill) I saw a bloke selling almost exactly what I want, with steel legs and all, for £115. My project would already be about £60 in materials, assuming I end up buying new timber anyway. If I added the nice steel legs to my own build that would be another £35 at least, so the bloke making them is very reasonably priced, presumably he's picking up reclaimed material for next to nothing.

I like to make stuff myself whenever I can, but I feel like even though it's a simple table, I will probably be better off paying for the labour of someone who does this for a living. I can't really see how I could fuck up such a basic design, but I'd probably struggle anyway, I don't even really have a workbench to do this on.

Pictured : the very basic design
>> No. 434432 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 2:14 pm
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>>434412

Is it worth paying £20 to lose the joy of building it yourself?

Sawn wood might be rather rough for a working surface. Applying oil without a brush would be pretty difficult, i imagine.
One of the reasons the pictured table looks good is because it's finished - that is, sanded down and ready for use as both a table and decorative piece of furniture.
The industrial look is cool. To make it more than a simple sawn wooden table it'd need something to suggest that. Maybe chamfer the edges and perhaps a little selective smoothing and engraving to add decor?

But then again the kind of 'sawn wood' i've worked with is from pallets, so maybe from a timber yard it'd already be presentable quality.

Is that a candle under a bell jar? Why?
>> No. 434433 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 2:31 pm
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>>434432

>Is it worth paying £20 to lose the joy of building it yourself?

Definitely not, but as you suggest, finishing it to satisfactory quality might well be beyond me, in terms of technique and equipment - I'd of course sand it, oil it, and maybe wax it, but it would all be by hand, and frankly other than building a shed I'm no woodworker. I agree with you about smoothing the edges, had planned that myself, though in the context of the rest of the room it's going it, thick sharp edges would probably work too.

I forgot to mention, if I went with the timber that's readily available to me, I would still have to narrow the boards by about half an inch per board - trivial for this laddo with a table saw, but I worry about making a straight rip cut down a full metre of wood. I'd have to do it by hand, very carefully. Certainly achievable but potentially an issue.

I really do want to do it myself, but given my workspace (small bench in the garden) and my tool situation (plenty of hand stuff but no powered sanders or cutting tools), I fear I might be overestimating my capabilities or underestimating the job, or both.

>Is that a candle under a bell jar? Why?

The bloke's selling on etsy so I think he has to do it to appeal to the twigs in vases crowd.
>> No. 434456 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 7:48 pm
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>> No. 434457 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 7:52 pm
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>>434456

Quite.

Bloke who makes the tables got back to me and said it would be £40 extra to reduce the width of the tabletop. For those keeping score that's £13.33 per cut. He can fuck off.
>> No. 434461 Anonymous
16th February 2020
Sunday 8:15 pm
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>>434457
He'd have to redo the legs as well as putting a fresh metal ending on the thing, that's not completely unreasonable.
>> No. 434477 Anonymous
17th February 2020
Monday 6:26 pm
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I thought I caught a whiff of some proper evil piss earlier, then I remembered that I'm steaming some broccoli and asparagus for dinner. I hope I remember this tomorrow morning when I get worried about the smell of my micturation.
>> No. 434698 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 9:28 pm
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>>434477

Unless you're continually pissing short despite being hydrated or have lower back pain then you're generally ok. If you piss quick and dark yellow down a 2.5L bottle of mineral water. Remember that Vit B supplements make you piss orange also.

Obviously a burning jap's eye while taking a leak is another issue and whatnot.
>> No. 434707 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:28 pm
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>>434477

Aah asparagus piss. Sugar puffs also make your tinkle more 'aromatic'.
>> No. 434708 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 11:13 pm
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>>434477

I had far too much coffee yesterday during the day, so by the evening, my urine had a proper strong whiff of coffee to it.


Fun fact: nomad tribes in the Siberian steppe used to have a ritual where the tribe's shaman would eat fly agaric and then speak to dead ancestors in his ensuing state of hallucination. The tribesmen would then later collect and drink the shaman's urine, because most of the toxin from the fly agaric was metabolised in the shaman's body, and when you then drank his urine, all you'd get was a good buzz but not the full-on hallucination.

Another way to do this is to drink deer urine during mushroom season. Deer love fly agaric due to their hallucinogenic properties, and by drinking deer urine, you get the same kind of milder buzz like from the shaman's urine.

Self sage for rambling.
>> No. 434711 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 3:33 am
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>>434708
> Fun fact: nomad tribes in the Siberian steppe used to have a ritual where the tribe's shaman would eat fly agaric and then speak to dead ancestors in his ensuing state of hallucination.

On my twenty-sixth birthday I ate twenty dried grams of supposed fly agaric mushrooms off that internet. I'm still not entirely convinced that I'm not sat in a bedsit in Willesden Green tripping my tiny balls off.
>> No. 434717 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 11:36 am
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>>434711

>supposed fly agaric mushrooms off that internet

Why didn't you go out and collect your own? They are plentiful in Britain during mushroom season.

Also, twenty grams dried was probably a pretty reckless dose.
>> No. 434731 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 1:47 pm
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This weekend marks eight years without smoking for me. Haven't had a single fag since. Not even a drag. Well chuffed with myself.

I used to smoke about 25 a day, sometimes more, and it was really beginning to affect my health. I quit after a nasty bout of laryngitis, which my ENT specialist assured me was very likely exacerbated by me being a chain smoker. So that was it for me. Also, a friend of my parents' had just died of terminal lung cancer. That was really all the warning I needed. And I haven't looked back.
>> No. 434732 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 1:51 pm
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>>434731
Ah, whatever. The achievement was complete at least three years ago. Stop going on about it.
>> No. 434734 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 1:59 pm
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>>434732
Nonsense. Once you've been hooked, you're never not an addict thereafter.

Good on you, >>434731
>> No. 434736 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 2:14 pm
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>>434732

Being off cigarettes is much like being a recovering alcoholic. For much of the rest of your life, you run the risk of slipping back into your old addiction routine if you even just casually take the habit up again.

I'm not a militant non-smoker though. I'm fine with people having a fag standing next to me. The way I figure, after a decade and a half of chain smoking, a bit of a whiff of smoke from someone else isn't going to kill me. My lungs have been through far worse.
>> No. 434739 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 2:50 pm
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>>434736
I've passed the ten-year mark, though I've only started to smoke a lot more in the past 2 years. Should really, really get round to quitting, I'm in my early thirties now and at the age where it starts to take its toll. Also I miss ten-packs.
>> No. 434741 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 2:53 pm
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>>434740

Second hand smoke? The man's some kind of Evel Knievel!
>> No. 434742 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 2:57 pm
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Got locked out last night, had to call a locksmith. He drilled the lock and opened the door but left the lock in so today I had to pick the shed padlock to get my drill to teach myself to drill the main lock from the other side. I also learned that the neighbours won't call the police even though they can definitely hear the loud drilling at 2am.
>> No. 434749 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 3:35 pm
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>>434742

How come you could pick the padlock but not the door lock? Was it a dimple? They make bumpkeys for them now but I haven't had the chance to test one out.
>> No. 434750 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 3:41 pm
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>>434739

They say that if you quit before age 40 and then live a healthy lifestyle, your overall life expectancy will almost be that of a person who never smoked.
>> No. 434752 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 3:49 pm
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>>434749

The picks were inside the house.
>> No. 434753 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 4:02 pm
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>>434752
I've not done it in years, but it makes sense to tie a key to some out of the way bushes 1/2 mile or more away from your house. It saved me once.

Or if you're decent at playing secret agents, leave some picks accessible from outside of the house. I'm sure you've already wished you did this.
>> No. 434754 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 4:02 pm
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>>434752

That doesn't explain why you had to drill the house lock from inside (which is where your picks were) but I'm probably envisioning the wrong kind of lock. I mean if you had to jump out of the window to get to the shed and all why did you even have to pick the lock? Just live your life jumping in and out of the kitchen window. Live the dream. Let yourself just BE.
>> No. 434758 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 4:20 pm
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>>434753
I've a good place to put a spare when I get a replacement.

>>434754
Because when he drilled the lock from the outside it meant even the spare key that was also inside the house wouldn't work from the other side as the lock was fucked. Once he let me in I could get in and out but couldn't remove the lock from the door to measure it for its replacement because somehow it was still latched and that was catching.
It was a dimple lock with some sort of magnet in it too but that was sort of moot by that point.
>> No. 434759 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 4:31 pm
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>>434758
> It was a dimple lock with some sort of magnet in it too but that was sort of moot by that point.

Understood. You'd have been fucked trying to pick a dimple anyway which is probably why he drilled it. He left it latched to afford you some security from random arseholes just popping into your place while you had a kip, I expect.

In any case once you drill a lock you have to replace it anyway.

-t novice lockpicker who picked his first locks not six months ago but now embarrassingly considers himself an expert in the subject.

Sigh.
>> No. 434784 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 8:06 pm
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Eating a bell pepper and onion stir fry here. Really delicious.

It contains loads of homegrown tabasco chili pepper from last year's harvest. I'm about to run out, so it's a good job I've got half a dozen new plants in my propagator at the moment.
>> No. 434785 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 8:17 pm
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>>434759
>You'd have been fucked trying to pick a dimple anyway
You're surely right, but even so there are pickers that make very light work of them. I guess your keen hobbyist might well be better than your bog standard locksmith in picking ability.
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22nd February 2020
Saturday 8:38 pm
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>>434785
It's just business. Your average Locksmith would rather spend 5 minutes to drill a lock and take your cash then charge you even more to replace it. They could just pick it and fuck off, but they can charge out of the arse for an emergency replacement.
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22nd February 2020
Saturday 8:48 pm
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>>434785
Add in the fact that picking a brand new lock in a vice on your desk is usually going to be far easier than being down on your knees in an awkward spot trying to pick a lock that's had a few years worth of wear and weather.
>> No. 434802 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 9:42 am
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>>434789
It took him 45 minutes to drill the lock. The price was agreed beforehand so he didn't spend extra time to bump the price up. I bought the lock myself and was well aware it was going to be a bastard to get open.
I'm buying the replacement myself, it'll arrive Wednesday.

>>434784
Homegrown tabasco sounds great.
>> No. 434808 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 12:37 pm
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>>434802

>Homegrown tabasco sounds great.

The variety I grow is actualy called Etna Piccante, and they're from Italy. They're not sold as Tabasco chillies as such, but they're nonetheless Tabasco-type chilllies in appearance, flavour, and Scoville spiciness. They're actually a bit more spicy than Tabasco, at 65,000 SHU, compared to true Tabasco which have 30,000 to 50,000.

The advantage of Etna Piccante is that it's a high-yield variety (I counted over 50 peppers per plant one year), and that one fully grown pepper that's barely two inches long is enough to spice up a meal for four people.
>> No. 434830 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 6:08 pm
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>>434785
> You're surely right, but even so there are pickers that make very light work of them.

I'd love to see that. I picked 4 out of 5 5 to 7 pin tumbler locks (bought from an actual lock shop) on my first day out the gate but I honestly wouldn't know where to begin picking a dimple lock besides buying a bump key and having at it.

Major kudos to whoever figured dimple locks out.
>> No. 434834 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 6:35 pm
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>>434830


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGU0tFiJsbs
I'm sure there's one somewhere of him picking one of these locks with the little magnet on the key but I haven't been able to find it. The technique was to carefully place a little magnet in the right place, then picking as normal.

Anyway in theory dimple locks can be as easy to pick as a normal lock, just the low height means you need a more specialised tool and more dexterity to reach the pins. The more important benefit of dimple locks is that the change in layout means there is more space inside the locks for extra pins, security features and other mechanical shenanigans.
I've always been more impressed with disc locks, again they can be picked quickly by someone who knows what they're doing, but the tools are specialised and not readily available.
>> No. 434836 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 6:46 pm
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>>434834

That video is amazing. He makes it look no more complex than picking a cylinder lock. I'd imagine that if he didn't have an example key to see where the pins, sliders, and dimples were then he'd have a slightly harder time of it. That said, that probably it's a major hurdle for most locksmiths.
>> No. 434838 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 6:56 pm
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>>434836
I imagine there are videos of his where he picks dimples sent to him without the key. LPL is beyond reproach.
>> No. 434840 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 7:37 pm
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>>434834
It's all a bit irrelevant as home breakers don't pick doors, they just smash or drill their way in.
>> No. 434841 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 7:44 pm
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>>434840
Lockpicking is probably the preserve of the security services. Maybe not even them. Who lockpicks in real life? There must be someone.
>> No. 434849 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 8:57 pm
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Pentesters sometimes but they're more likely to rely on tailgating or blowing air under the door to trip the motion sensor than bothering to actually pick a lock.
>> No. 434850 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 9:22 pm
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Cruder attack techniques such as bump-keys and raking are easy enough for anyone to do without skill, and that's the real reason it's worthwhile spending a few quid on good locks.
>> No. 434853 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 11:16 pm
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>>434850

Yeah, having picked and raked a few locks I'd definitely go for a dimple lock if given the chance purely because they effort to pick or force one is at at least double the effort to mash the door down.

Sage because I wish I lived in the US where I could have a claymore mine 3 feet behind the door. Reeeee.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 434856 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 11:27 pm
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>>434853
Booby traps are illegal in the US.
>> No. 434857 Anonymous
23rd February 2020
Sunday 11:34 pm
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Stop being a bumbder, lad.
>> No. 434866 Anonymous
24th February 2020
Monday 10:37 am
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>>434857
Is that Johnny Vaughan?
>> No. 434978 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 10:49 am
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I have a preliminary voice interview this afternoon to become a sort of apprentice sustainability gardener. I'm not sure it's an amazing idea but I do like the thought of it.
>> No. 434979 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 10:54 am
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>>434978
It's a nice idea but it sort of sounds like it's a euphemism for being paid a pittance to work as a farm labourer.
>> No. 434980 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 11:09 am
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>>434979
Good point. I've checked out what their company actually does and it looks legit; family run firm building permaculture gardens and things of the sort. I reckon I'd be lucky to get the gig.
>> No. 434994 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 1:31 pm
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It's not even 2PM and I'm on the Fox's Golden Crunch Creams again. I really need to find a support group.
>> No. 434995 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 1:41 pm
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My chili pepper plants in my propagator have been growing nicely and are over two inches tall now. It's going to be time to plant them into pots some time next week. Which brings about the problem that I probably won't have enough window sill space to keep nearly a dozen pots and then repot the plants every three to four weeks into bigger pots.

I'm going to have to ask some friends if they want a plant. It'd be a pity to throw them away.
>> No. 434997 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 1:45 pm
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>>434995

Same. My seedlings have come up almost three to a pot, I'm hoping I can separate some of them without too much dying off.
>> No. 435002 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 2:36 pm
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>>434997

You could just leave them together and plant them in a bigger pot. The downside is that chili, like all nightshades, has a high nutrient draw from the soil, so you'd have to find a pot that's about three times the normal size of a single-plant pot.

On the other hand, seedlings like that normally tolerate it when a bit of root is broken off as you handle them. I nearly snapped a two-inch tomato plant seedling in half one time, and it still recovered and grew into a healthy adult plant.
>> No. 435003 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 2:50 pm
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>>435002
Cheers, I may do that then. I only need to keep them indoors until they're big enough and it's warm enough for the greenhouse.
>> No. 435127 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 2:08 pm
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>>435003

I'm probably going to go to Homebase later today and get a few clay pots to plant my seedlings. They've grown up to about three to four inches now and are beginning to touch the lid of the propagator.

Still not entirely sure what to do with all of twelve chili pepper plants. I'm going to have to give a few of them to people as a gift.
>> No. 435128 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 2:36 pm
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Do people keep plants because they don't like the commitment associated with pets?
>> No. 435129 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 2:53 pm
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>>435128
Plants still need tending - they're just a bit more independent.
>> No. 435130 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 3:31 pm
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Today I had a 'barbecue jackfruit' panini that I'm 90% certain didn't actually have any jackfruit in it.
>> No. 435131 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 4:25 pm
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>>435130
>Jackfruit
It's kind of gross and the "superfruit" health benefits are drastically overstated, from what I've read (but which I can't find now, predictably).
>> No. 435132 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 5:21 pm
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>>435127

Mine seem to have stalled at around 1 inch, I'm envious. The cucumber and tomato plants are much larger despite being half their age. Why clay pots though? You shouldn't be putting them in their final pots yet, something like half a juice carton would be a much cheaper substitute.
>> No. 435133 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 5:30 pm
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>>435131
I believe jackfruit is mainly used for its 'meaty' texture rather than for it being a so-called superfood.
>> No. 435135 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 6:06 pm
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>>435132

> Why clay pots though?

>something like half a juice carton would be a much cheaper substitute.


Homebase have 10cm clay pots for around a quid each. That isn't too bad. It also looks nicer if you actually want to give them to people as a gift.

I have a few 10-litre plastic pots for the adult plants, which is about the absolute minimum that a single chili plant needs. Mainly because clay pots that size are a bit heavy and cumbersome, but also because they are around £7.50-£10. Plastic 10-litre pots, if you catch a special offer, can cost less than £2.50 including a matching coaster.

Be sure to buy high-nutrient soil when you put yours in bigger pots. Most garden centres have specially formulated soil for tomatoes, bell pepper, and other nightshade family members. And buy some proper liquid NKP fertiliser. There's a bit of voodo (and snobbery) involved and people will tell you different stories about what NPK ratios proper chili or tomato fertiliser needs, but by and large, most generic NPKs with more or less even ratios of N, P, and K will do. I haven't found any different from growing my own chili peppers and the odd batch of tomatoes for about five years now.
>> No. 435136 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 6:17 pm
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>>435135

Suppose that's not too bad but it's still a pain fetching them. Cartons sit nicely side-by-side too.

I started them off in "Carbon Gold biochar seed compost" which has all sorts of fancy additives as well as about six mycorrhizal fungi and have watered them once* with some NPK 3-0.75-5. I reckon they're just not getting enough light in here.

*The soil all my seedlings are in is still moist from when I first set them out, seems counter-productive to keep adding water.
>> No. 435137 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 7:35 pm
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>>435132
Too little light this time of year. Keep them going and they'll take off when it's right.

>>435135
I avoid using clay pots any small than 20cm, but I've always had problems, they can dry out incredibly quickly. They're not great indoors either because the outside of the pots grow mildew.


In other news I've got plans to get some drainpipe, cut a load of holes in it, and hang it on my fence to make a strawberry planter thingy type thing, maybe stick some nasturtiums in too.
Do have some vague long term plans of making a hydroponic setup for strawberries too along similar lines, but I'll put that off for a year or two on hopes of getting my own house at some point.
>> No. 435138 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 7:54 pm
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>>435137
>I've got plans to get some drainpipe, cut a load of holes in it, and hang it on my fence to make a strawberry planter thingy type thing
May try that if the pups I planted start to germinate. You could do it in layers too, one above the other for the water to drip down.
>> No. 435139 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 8:25 pm
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>>435138

Strawberries are fun to grow as well. And they self-propagate, i.e. they will form new plantlets that then take root in the soil around the mother plant, all on their own.

I got my parents about four baby strawberry plants from the garden centre one year, and they have since self-propagated into nigh on twenty independent plants in a bed in their back garden, so the strawberry yield has grown bigger every year. It's said that the yield from a strawberry plant usually goes down after around three seasons, but I can't really confirm.
>> No. 435140 Anonymous
7th March 2020
Saturday 10:25 pm
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Went to meet the owners of the land I’m about to buy a chunk of.

Spent six grand in IKEA on stuff for the house now that it’s all been agreed and money has exchanged hands.

Ate a curry.

Got back to my flat to find someone has parked in my reserved parking space.

Realised I was stood shouting at the car holding a full sized axe I have purchased from B and Q for the house.

Am now waiting for the visit from the rozzers.
>> No. 435141 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 12:02 am
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>>435139
I'll have to keep an eye out for discarded drain pipes which I have to admit I've never seen yet that I remember. worst case scenario I can knock something similar out of wood scraps.
>> No. 435142 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 8:02 am
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Should note I mean guttering downpipe, rather than actual drainpipe.
Pretty cheap really and easy to work with a few simple tools.
>> No. 435143 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 10:22 am
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>>435140
Fuck yeah - land. What sort are you getting?
I've had this place for a few years, and it still makes me deeply happy, if very, very tired sometimes.
>> No. 435144 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 12:33 pm
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Took part in a small climate protest yesterday morning, drinks for a mate's birthday last night, up early this morning helping a charity plant hedges, got back in just in time to see the livestream of topless women on Waterloo Bridge. Might do some gardening until it gets dark or wet then I'm off to do the night shift at a shelter.
>> No. 435145 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 12:40 pm
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Listen, HMV man, if I come to the counter with a Clifford Jordan collection, The Human League's Dare and Danny Brown's uknowwhatimsayin? I expect you to verbally acknowledge what an eclectic selection that is and be visibly impressed. I'm not purchasing physical media for the convenience.

I should have whipped a Funko Pop at him while I was leaving.
>> No. 435147 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 12:45 pm
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>>435144
Imagine climate protesting and then going to the pub to intentionally release into the atmosphere CO2 previously trapped in liquid.
>> No. 435148 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 12:47 pm
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>>435147
Imagine being a twat.
>> No. 435149 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 12:51 pm
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>>435148
I knew it was unfunny and potentially uncouth when I posted it, but there's no need to be mean. You've really hurt my feelings.
>> No. 435150 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:22 pm
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>>435149
Grow up.
>> No. 435151 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:26 pm
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>>435148

The kind that goes to climate protests, you mean?
>> No. 435152 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:31 pm
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>>435151
It's amazing how upset you get about it.
>> No. 435153 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:40 pm
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>>435152
He's probably just irked by the sort of person who likes to trot out their attendance at climate protests as a form of moral oneupmanship despite the fact that they achieved fuck all except to produce more carbon than they would have done sitting at home. But you're not that kind of person so I wouldn't worry about it.
>> No. 435154 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:42 pm
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>>435153
Moral oneupmanship with whom? This is an anonymous board.
>> No. 435155 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:44 pm
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>>435154

People still read the posts.
>> No. 435156 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:46 pm
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>>435154
Anyone?
>> No. 435157 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:47 pm
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>>435155
Wait, really? I think I've been doing it wrong.
>> No. 435158 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:49 pm
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>>435140
>Got back to my flat to find someone has parked in my reserved parking space.
I've been meaning to post about this in /101/ but this'll do: nothing brings my piss up to a roiling boil faster than some cunt parking in my space. It's got my house number written right there, you fucking twat.
>> No. 435159 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:49 pm
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>>435155

And? I don't know what they've been doing to one-up. I made a post in the weekend thread talking about my weekend and you two came in playing some sort of moral onedownmanship out of bitterness, with the same old rubbish justifications for it as ever. It's the weekend thread, not the "weekend-where-we-only-post-about-being-pathetic thread".
>> No. 435160 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:49 pm
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>>435158
But you weren't using it.
>> No. 435161 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:51 pm
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>>435159
That's it, lad. Zero in on the exact word he happened to use and expend no effort at all trying to understand his post. Grown ups like you are a shining example to us all.
>> No. 435162 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:51 pm
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>>435160
I don't even own a car. I'll still get you towed.
>> No. 435163 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:52 pm
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>>435158

I have to agree. People park in my space who don't even own a space at all. I'm going to start laying caltrops or something I swear.
>> No. 435164 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:53 pm
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>>435159

>not the "weekend-where-we-only-post-about-being-pathetic thread"

That's sort of implied, though.
>> No. 435165 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:53 pm
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>>435162
And your space is numbered, so I'll brick your windows.
>> No. 435166 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:53 pm
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>>435161

I understand it, I just disagree. Should I not post in this thread in case I upset your feelings again by doing something you're insecure about?
>> No. 435167 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 1:58 pm
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>>435166
You repeated replies suggest otherwise.

And er, did you not detect the sarcasm when I said you hurt my feelings? I already had you down as a bit autistic but that's tragic. I hope you at least get autism bucks because the DWP would have no choice but to recognise your plight.
>> No. 435168 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:00 pm
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>>435165
I'm three storeys up, so I hope your throwing arm is good.
>> No. 435169 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:01 pm
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>>435168
Epoxy resin in your front door lock then.
>> No. 435170 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:02 pm
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>>435167

I did, that's why I told you to grow up. You were meaning to be sarcastic but your posts suggest otherwise.
>> No. 435171 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:05 pm
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>>435169
I know your car, you daft fuck. You have more to lose than me.
>> No. 435172 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:09 pm
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>>435170
I thought as much at first, and I'm happy to believe you, but you've surely committed the same lame faux pas you'd lay at my door by pretending I meant it. Anyway, this is getting boring, so please return to your grownup but counterproductive climate evangelising.
>> No. 435174 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:09 pm
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>>435171
Joke's on you! I don't even own a car either.
>> No. 435175 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:13 pm
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>>435172
I don't think you understand this conversation.
>> No. 435176 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:14 pm
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>>435175
Now you're just copying me. How childish.
>> No. 435177 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:20 pm
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>>435176
No, really. There were a number of simultaneous through-lines that you've mixed up and replied to as though they were each other ("you're upset because you're replying a lot" vs "you're upset because you sarcastically said you were"), as well as arguing against one thing (mentioning protests) as offensive for being "moral one-upmanship" (whether or not you said that specifically you supported that line) while completely ignoring that it should equally apply to my mentioning volunteering at a homeless shelter, something you found inoffensive enough not to respond to.
You're very confused.
>> No. 435178 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:24 pm
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>>435174
What exactly did you put in my parking space then?
>> No. 435179 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:27 pm
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>>435178
Just doing my bit for the climate, you know.
>> No. 435180 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:34 pm
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>>435177
>"you're upset because you're replying a lot"
Nobody said this. You think >>435167 did but you've misread. Can we stop now?
>> No. 435181 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 2:48 pm
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>>435180
I implied it in >>435170. As I said, you don't understand this conversation. Your brain is apparently just a seething mass of confusion, misplaced anger and an inability to walk away from a conversation even after melodramatically declaring that you're going to.
>> No. 435182 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 3:00 pm
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>>435181
Yep, you're right this time. I did misunderstand that post and I squandered my position of superiority you gifted us from being obtuse in the beginning. However shall I cope after losing face like this?
>> No. 435183 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 3:08 pm
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>>435182
You'll continue to put other people down to make up for your own insecurities, I imagine.
>> No. 435184 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 3:11 pm
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>>435183
You and me both, brother.
>> No. 435185 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 3:13 pm
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>>435184
Speak for yourself.
>> No. 435186 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 3:47 pm
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This isn't even an entertaining cunt off.
>> No. 435187 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 3:51 pm
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>>435186
They never are.
>> No. 435220 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 9:12 pm
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Any reccomended youtubers to watch so i can pretend to have a delightful friend for the next week or so? 1 is Bernadette Banner, she makes historically accurate costumes from scratch, 2 is Annas Analysis, she makes video blogs on wellbeing and stuff. 3 is Sweet Anita, her torrettes laden edited videos are wonderful to watch.

ugh.
>> No. 435224 Anonymous
8th March 2020
Sunday 9:36 pm
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>>435220
Are you looking for a friend simulator or a girlfriend simulator? If the latter you can watch Up and Atom and learn as you go.
Or just watch anime to escape your life like a normal person
>> No. 435229 Anonymous
9th March 2020
Monday 2:31 am
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I need to write a seven minute speech for an audience of hundreds by Wednesday. So far I've got:

"Hey, hi, are you all well tonight? That's a serious question by the way, I hear it's got a fourteen day incubation period."
>> No. 435230 Anonymous
9th March 2020
Monday 2:50 am
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>>435229
Just do what Ricky Gervais does and rip the piss out of your audience.
>> No. 435232 Anonymous
9th March 2020
Monday 10:14 am
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>>435143 just 4 acres of arable around the cottage I'm buying in the highlands, I can make as much noise up there as I like and not bother anyone.

It has the best view I have ever seen, and I Have secured that view for some time to come by buying the land.

I would Like to raise Cattle some day but 4 acres isn't much for a herd.
>> No. 435233 Anonymous
9th March 2020
Monday 10:45 am
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>>435232 Just build a treehouse instead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuyJonubil0
>> No. 435234 Anonymous
9th March 2020
Monday 11:42 am
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>>435229

>"Hey, hi, are you all well tonight? That's a serious question by the way, I hear it's got a fourteen day incubation period."

Half of your audience will think that's in poor taste, and the other half will yawn at you for making a less than mediocre joke.

Maybe something like, "I'm glad you've all found your way here today, despite everybody reenacting Shaun of the Dead out there at the moment". It'll still offend some people, but as jokes go, people who are prepared to laugh about the issue will probably find that funnier.
>> No. 435235 Anonymous
9th March 2020
Monday 12:45 pm
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>>435234

Not him, I prefer his take to yours. Depends on his audience how safe he wants to play it, but in my experience of public speaking they warm up to you faster if you get a couple of jokes in there that feel like they're on the naughtier side.

The sort that draws a gentle "Oooh..." rather than outright laughter, you know? People know they shouldn't laugh, and through than they know you know they know they shouldn't laugh, and then you've got a bond.
>> No. 435237 Anonymous
9th March 2020
Monday 1:17 pm
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>>435235
I too think the "14 day incubation period" line is funnier than an old movie reference.

Before you all start giving advice, though (not that they asked for it), it's kind of important to know the setting. Is this your best friend's wedding with all your mates? An IT conference on network security? A funeral for a child killed in a car accident?
>> No. 435238 Anonymous
9th March 2020
Monday 1:19 pm
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You're meant to say "guys, gals and non-binary pals."
>> No. 435239 Anonymous
9th March 2020
Monday 4:15 pm
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>>435237

>A funeral for a child killed in a car accident?

If you pull off a funny opening for something like that without people lynching you, let us know what your exact line was.
>> No. 435240 Anonymous
9th March 2020
Monday 5:48 pm
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>>435239
"You all laughed when little Roddy said he wanted to be a comedian. Well you're not laughing now".
>> No. 435243 Anonymous
9th March 2020
Monday 7:14 pm
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>>435240

We all knew little Timmy was going to go far. Well, he did, a few feet into traffic at a red light.
>> No. 435293 Anonymous
13th March 2020
Friday 4:40 pm
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My tomatoes are starting to come up nicely.

In the bottom right corner there's another chili plant, it was a bit "behind" the others, so I decided to keep it in the propagator until it'll be tall enough to plant in its own pot.
>> No. 435294 Anonymous
13th March 2020
Friday 5:51 pm
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Have you just filled the propagator tray with soil and sown directly into that?

My cucumbers were getting a bit big so I transferred them into larger pots, opened up space in the propagator to spread out the chillies that were growing in the shadow of others to pots of their own.
>> No. 435298 Anonymous
13th March 2020
Friday 8:17 pm
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>>435294

Yes, I don't bother with individual containers for seeds. It's less work that way, and when it gets time to pot the seedlings, I carefully scoop out the soil with the roots with a tablespoon.
>> No. 435299 Anonymous
13th March 2020
Friday 8:22 pm
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I set out with the intention of being kind of organised.
>> No. 435300 Anonymous
13th March 2020
Friday 8:24 pm
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Lads I don't think this is going to work as a cover for your cannabis factories.
>> No. 435302 Anonymous
13th March 2020
Friday 8:26 pm
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>>435300
I'm way too much of a poofter for that. I'm just growing some dahlias and sweet peas and some bhut jolokia if they germinate
>> No. 435305 Anonymous
13th March 2020
Friday 8:50 pm
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>>435299
Fancy mirror box. You've run into the same problem as with all gardening stuff; there's no standardisation of anything. Even in B&Q the pots they sell don't fit nicely into any of the trays that they sell with them. Always either loads of wasted space or they're leaning against each other with none of the bases flat to absorb water evenly.
>> No. 435307 Anonymous
13th March 2020
Friday 11:25 pm
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>>435299

You've really gone into production there.

I think the half dozen tomato plants or so that have now germinated are about as far as I will take propagation this season.

I've still got some red kuri squash seeds here, but as I said, they're probably five to ten years old, and google says pumpkin and squash seeds only keep for up to two years before they deteriorate. And I'm really not a big squash and pumpkin fan, I've always find their taste greatly underwhelming.
>> No. 435308 Anonymous
14th March 2020
Saturday 2:57 am
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There we go again. I have a passing interest in programming and arduino style boards have been quite the boon for me. Grow tents are quite affordable, so why wouldn't I get one? I can control temperature, humidity and lighting and if pre-starting plants didn't take less than two months probably control soil conductivity. Drop the tent and it costs pennies these days, so why does the stereotype persist that anyone plugging a 9V battery in to their garden is a major drug dealer?
>> No. 435313 Anonymous
14th March 2020
Saturday 12:52 pm
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>>435308

>so why does the stereotype persist that anyone plugging a 9V battery in to their garden is a major drug dealer?

I think it's just a lazy attempt at humour.

Like when I tell people that I enjoy creating Arduino circuits, and they say I'm probably a daft militant wog who is secrety building bombs. Which is not made better by me then telling them how piss easy it really would be in theory and in practice. A while ago, I bought a GY-521 gyroscope/accelerometer breakout module from Adafruit, whose possible applications range from stabilisers for homemade drones to anti-theft devices for cars. But if you had a mind to it, you could just as well use it to create an Arduino-powered trigger mechanism that goes off when your bomb is picked up or moved. You could probably even build a vibration-triggered roadside bomb with it, because the sensors on the board are so sensitive that even shutting a window on the other side of the room will register on your readout.

But I'm not going to build a bomb, because it is wrong, and I don't believe anybody should build things from Arduino with the intention of hurting people. So that's your disclaimer right there.

Wouldn't be surprised though if government agencies monitor what Arduino parts you buy. At least when you buy an obvious combination of articles via Aliexpress that could be interpreted in a certain way. And I am sure actual daft militant wogs have dabbled with Arduino. Probably when the first daft militant wog bomb goes off and they find it was based on an Arduino Uno, you will look suspicious just by having one on your desk at home.
>> No. 435315 Anonymous
14th March 2020
Saturday 12:58 pm
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>>435308
Mate you need to lighten the fuck up. Put down your The North Poleno set and take some decent drugs.
>> No. 435316 Anonymous
14th March 2020
Saturday 12:59 pm
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>>435315
Er, mods? What the fuck is happening around here? I don't even.
>> No. 435317 Anonymous
14th March 2020
Saturday 1:00 pm
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>>435316
Oh I get it now. I was massively confused by why a children's toy building set would be word filtered.
>> No. 435319 Anonymous
14th March 2020
Saturday 2:07 pm
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Word filters are totally broken on .gs (either by design or drunkmod error) in that they trigger on strings in the middle of words rather than on whole words only. Broken fucking britfa m8.
>> No. 435320 Anonymous
14th March 2020
Saturday 2:30 pm
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My problem with these kind of videos is that they're baiting the police to circumvent the law while essentially doing the same. The cause seems noble at first but there's often an air of superiority which seems to boil down to little more than a pissing match.

The most interesting part was when the Pocus guys says "It's always a phishing exercise, isn't it?" which rings very true. During my limited experience with police, they've always offered an incentive to be dishonest.

How do these people know the legal system so well without (i assume) studying law? Is it just a case of rubbed off knowledge from being picked up so many times?
>> No. 435321 Anonymous
14th March 2020
Saturday 3:23 pm
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>How do these people know the legal system so well without (i assume) studying law? Is it just a case of rubbed off knowledge from being picked up so many times?
I'm pretty sure they've just studied one tiny corner of the law for the express purpose of loudly barking it at a disinterested police officer.
>> No. 435322 Anonymous
14th March 2020
Saturday 3:41 pm
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If the police officer was disinterested he wouldn't be there being barked at, said police officer could also avoid having the law barked at him by knowing the law in the first place and not going fishing on citizens performing lawful activities.

It boggles the mind how a copper can stick his nose in where he should know it doesn't belong and people accuse the person engaged in lawful activity of just being a cunt. You couldn't make it up. What's the point of having laws if the police are there to enforce whatever they feel like enforcing rather than the law?
>> No. 435323 Anonymous
14th March 2020
Saturday 3:56 pm
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>>435320

The law as written is cumbersome and unwieldy. Studying is is silly because of the number of interactions it might have with other laws which is why people who actually study law spend a long time doing so and in a structured environment. It's one of those things where a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

If you as a person find yourself partaking in hobbies which draw undue police attention it behoves you to know the law and the powers police have, so short of doing a degree in law what do you do? Well you find a shortcut. Let's have a think if any groups exist in large enough numbers that require a shortcut on the law and how policing powers relate to the law... Oh yes, the police themselves. Most of them will have one of these in the car. A large proportion of them will have read it precisely once, just before their exams. I've never read it myself but I hope it has "do not fuck with people filming on public land as you have no legal power to do so" in big bold letters somewhere, but with the amount of coppers attempting to intimidate amateur photographers I assume not.

I would pick one up myself were the world not ending, it would be an interesting read.
>> No. 435328 Anonymous
14th March 2020
Saturday 6:38 pm
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>>435313

>Wouldn't be surprised though if government agencies monitor what Arduino parts you buy.

Probably not, but a lot of more exotic components are regulated as arms. The GPS receiver in your phone will throw an error if it exceeds 1000mph or 100,000 feet, because otherwise it'd be regulated as military hardware. High-G accelerometers, high-speed ADCs, anything that is rated for operation at -40 to +125 Celsius and a huge list of other stuff is regulated to some extent.
>> No. 435331 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 1:44 pm
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>>435328

You don't need military-grade components though to build nasty things that can hurt people. For example, a standard design of improvised explosive devices used by insurgents and daft militant wogs all over the Middle East is that you use a simple mobile phone and tweak it so that it completes a fuse circuit when you ring the number.
>> No. 435332 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 6:32 pm
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>>435331

The maker word is full of fun inventions that are basically a bottle of fertiliser away from being a weapon. YouTubers like Michael Reeves frequently slap together robots that shoot you in the face (with energy drink or nerf darts) in a day or two with minimal code. I'm a fucking moron but with github, arduino and a couple of weekends I could build a bomb that could roll up to a specific target, recognise them, jump to head height then explode. Making it explode would be the only illegal step in the building process.

I'm not sure why antagonists don't do this sort of thing already. Perhaps they don't watch youtube.
>> No. 435333 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 6:49 pm
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>>435332

>I'm not sure why antagonists don't do this sort of thing already. Perhaps they don't watch youtube.

As I said, I wouldn't be surprised at all if some towelhead daft militant wogs are using some Arduino skills to create their bombs. You can pretty much build a bomb with everything and anything that the Arduino microcosm offers. The only thing you can't get for £3 including p&p from China is the actual explosive materials.
>> No. 435334 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 6:55 pm
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>>435332
They don't need to bother with Arduino because the motherboard from an old Nokia has everything on it and will be more reliable.
>> No. 435335 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 7:01 pm
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>>435332

The making it explode part is actually the hard bit. I doubt you're actually a moron but most morons (at least those without masters degrees in organic chemistry) can't produce explosives without a cookbook, and all publicly available cookbooks (even the heavily illegal ones) involve hard to source components (again, unless you have access to a fully stocked chem lab).

Fucking around with robots that use high resolution cameras and open source face recognition libraries is fun as hell, but also logistically very easy, albeit expensive.

Then again as someone who's spent the last twenty years thinking in assembly I'm probably biased.
>> No. 435336 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 7:27 pm
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>>435332

Fortunately, the kind of person intelligent and capable enough to become a truly dangerous daft militant wog usually finds better things to do with their time than militant daft woggery. Most daft militant wogs are thickos quite frankly and people like the Unabomber are a rare exception.
>> No. 435337 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 7:32 pm
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>>435336
Goddamnit, I keep forgetting that wordfilter exists. Maybe I am thick enough to become a daft militant wog.
>> No. 435338 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 7:56 pm
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>>435336

>Most daft militant wogs are thickos quite frankly and people like the Unabomber are a rare exception

Maybe that's true for sucide bombers who strap plastic explosives around their chest for The Great White Whale to kill all infidels at a bazar in a 50-foot radius, but you need a fair bit of brains to orchestrate something like Anders Breivik's rampage.

Don't be fooled by those Death to America types either. If they were complete thickos, they would be far more easy to deal with. But a lot of them have very decided and thought out views about the West, and why they think it is their duty to off as many Caucasians as they can.
>> No. 435339 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 7:57 pm
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>>435338

>The Great White Whale

Audible mirth.
>> No. 435340 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 7:59 pm
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>>435338
> But a lot of them have very decided and thought out views about the West, and why they think it is their duty to off as many Caucasians as they can.

These will generally be the ones doing the organising and based on my own research of being a Caucasian for nearly 40 years most of their views on the west are pretty much spot on.
>> No. 435341 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 8:04 pm
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>>435340

I do not believe that you are in fact caucasian as you claim.
>> No. 435342 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 8:13 pm
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>>435341

I'm as pasty white as any ginger can be, lad.
>> No. 435343 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 8:26 pm
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>>435342

Well I'm brown and I fuck goats. There. We can both do it.
>> No. 435344 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 8:26 pm
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>>435340

The irony of course being that many native ethnicities of the Caucasus region actually look a lot more like people in the Mideast. The term originated from the idea in the 19th century that there were three main ehtnic branches of humanity, i.e. Caucasians, Mongoloids, and Negroids. What was phlegmatic was that back in the day, the Caucasus region was still not fully explored by European ethnologists, and contact with the locals was largely confined to people of the Northwest Caucasus, who in all fairness do look a lot like white Central Europeans. But the Caucasus being the hodepodge of different ethnicities that it is, it's really an inadequate term.

Ethnology itself was still in its infancy. I distinctly remember leafing through an early 19th century world geography book in the library at uni one day, and it made the bold claim that white people who would spend sufficient time in the Tropics would turn into negroids, an assumption that the author attempted to corroborate by arguing that white people had a tendency to tan in intense sunlight after just a few days, and vice versa he argued that black people from sub-Saharan Africa would experience lightening of the skin if they lived in northern Europe for a longer period of time, and that it should be possible that a black person would develop complexion and facial features of a white European if they lived there their entire life. A bit amusing in its absurdity, but really just sad to think what kind of ignorance passed for scientific fact back then.
>> No. 435345 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 8:43 pm
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You could get your shit kicked in by a Russian if you told him he looked Caucasian.

Regarding your author from the Napoleanic era, his claim isn't that absurd for his time. It's remarkable enough that we go through visible physiological changes in different environments - if skin colour can change, why not facial structure?
>> No. 435346 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 8:46 pm
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>>435343

Enjoy your goat, lad. Personally I'd rather make a stew out of it. But each to his own.
>> No. 435347 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 10:10 pm
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>>435346

You can still do that when he's done shagging it.
>> No. 435348 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 10:25 pm
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>>435347

By The Great White Whale I will not give the infidel free protein. He must first scrape out the goat.
>> No. 435355 Anonymous
16th March 2020
Monday 1:09 pm
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>>435348

Either way, it's not going to be a good day for that goat.
>> No. 435356 Anonymous
16th March 2020
Monday 1:34 pm
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>>435355

Oh stop your bleating Greta.
>> No. 435359 Anonymous
16th March 2020
Monday 7:17 pm
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>>435233 I might build a tree house anyway.... if there were any trees.

better buy a tree. they grow quick right?
>> No. 435514 Anonymous
20th March 2020
Friday 6:39 pm
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Probably a good idea to go to a gaden centre tomorrow and get pots and soil for my tomato plants. I think it's not certain they will stay open if there is going to be a lockdown.
>> No. 435515 Anonymous
20th March 2020
Friday 10:31 pm
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I bought olive oil ear drops without realising they are literally just olive oil. I payed almost a fiver for 10ml of olive oil. It'll be months before that's the going rate, I feel like a right mug.
>> No. 435516 Anonymous
20th March 2020
Friday 10:50 pm
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>>435515
Lmao.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 435517 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 12:12 am
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>>435516

Don't laugh. When you go to a fishing supplies shop, a tin of sweet corn with a trout printed on the label can cost you up to £2.50. Whereas a tin of Green Giant sweet corn twice that size, and better quality, can be had for around 60p at Asda.
>> No. 435527 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 5:51 pm
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>>435515
Medical ear drops are sterilised. Don't just go injecting a syringe-load of Bertoli into your ears.
>> No. 435528 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 6:00 pm
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>>435527
You can sterilise it yourself, you just have to boil it for 15 minutes. Check if it's done by adding a glass of cold water; if the water sinks it's not sterile, if it stays on top then it's ready.
>> No. 435529 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 6:34 pm
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>>435528

Won't that burn his ear?
>> No. 435530 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 7:05 pm
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>>435528

> you just have to boil it for 15 minutes

So... I can just skim it off my pasta water when I've boiled it?



Seriously though, 15 minutes of boiling olive oil is much more than is needed. Pure olive oil has a smoke point of about 180 °C, and that will kill off any and all pathogens after just a few minutes.
>> No. 435531 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 7:13 pm
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>>435529

Nah.
>> No. 435534 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 7:36 pm
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>>435529
>>435530
Just to be clear, pouring water into boiling oil will make it explode, I was joking and thought you'd know that, do not do this.
>> No. 435535 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 7:39 pm
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>>435531
Any excuse.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWFH1Y0WocI
>> No. 435536 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 7:41 pm
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>>435534

With pasta though, you do the opposite and pour oil into boiling water. Not really the most dangerous thing you can do in the kitchen.
>> No. 435537 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 7:45 pm
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>>435536

Yes, pouring oil into boiling water creates an implosion that heals the third degree burns of of anyone nearby.
>> No. 435538 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 7:50 pm
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>>435537

Have you ever cooked anything in your life?
>> No. 435540 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 7:55 pm
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>>435538
Has clearly hasn't - I just did it and survived.

>>435537
You've got it the wrong way around - pouring water onto boiling oil, as if to put out a chip-pan fire, all goes wrong. Putting a small amount of oil in your boiling pasta water, will not have the same effect and might stop your pasta sticking together as it drains.
>> No. 435542 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 8:09 pm
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>>435538
>>435540
Did you both take the short bus to school together?
>> No. 435543 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 8:10 pm
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>>435527
I don't understand, what's the worst that is going to happen if you pour olive oil in your ear? I was even recommended this by a nurse to clear up some hardened wax.

The entire point is it removes fats so it's not like you're going to get ear corona.
>> No. 435544 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 8:24 pm
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>>435543
Is that a serious question? You risk getting an inner-ear infection, for what should be fairly obvious reasons.
>> No. 435546 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 9:12 pm
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>>435543

The oil will hit the water in your ear and explode.
>> No. 435547 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 10:59 pm
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The reason why water explodes when you pour it over hot oil is that oil gets much hotter than water. The smoke point of olive oil, when it starts to evaporate, is around 180°c. So if you pour water over hot oil, the water suddenly becomes much hotter than its boiling temperature, and thus changes into its gaseous state very abruptly and violently.

The reason why that can then cause flash fire is that the expanding water vapour disperses the oil into little mistlike droplets, and which are small enough to catch fire on a gas stove.

It's a little bit like your diesel engine. You can throw a burning match into a pan with diesel and it will simply go out. But the injectors inside your engine turn it into a fine mist inside your cylinders, which then self ignites under high temperature and pressure.
>> No. 435549 Anonymous
22nd March 2020
Sunday 1:51 am
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Started making soup at midnight. The soup is now finished. Don’t let anyone tell you when you can or can’t make soup.
>> No. 435550 Anonymous
22nd March 2020
Sunday 2:56 am
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>>435549
I am with you. I have three packs of broccoli that are about to get the same treatment so that I have some lunch next week.
>> No. 435560 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 12:05 am
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This weekend I've watched so many clips of Curb Your Enthusiasm on YouTube I've begun getting recommendations for the Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball channel. That's practically an honorary Bar mitzvah.
>> No. 435561 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 12:15 am
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>>435560

I've started watching clips from Bob's Burgers after youtube randomly suggested them to me a week ago. Quite underrated, that show.
>> No. 435563 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 12:32 am
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>>435561
Winning two Emmys is underrated?
>> No. 435567 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 12:30 pm
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>>435563
Not him but I don't even know what an Emmy is other than assuming it's Television award of some kind of. Bob's Burgers is brutally underappreciated in the UK when compared to Family Guy/American Dad/South Park/almost everything else.
>> No. 435589 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 4:12 pm
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>>435567
I saw a few episodes after high praise from a friend a few years ago (he's much younger and his tastes in TV is terrible; I should've known better). Had to bite my tongue when we talked about it afterwards. It is just another of those sitcom cartoons, and to me at least it feels like we reached saturation point a while ago. It needed some new conceit to make it notable above the rest of the "Simpsons-alike" crowd, and it had nothing.

Apparently there's been nine seasons of it and it's still getting made, so I guess someone likes it.
>> No. 435590 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 4:43 pm
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>>435589
I've got a few younger work colleagues who always rave about Brickleberry. I've seen it a few times and it's watchable but it feels like knock-off Family Guy and that's hardly a masterpiece to begin with. Consequently they keep telling me to watch Paradise PD as that's by the same people but that's not happening.
>> No. 435591 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 5:21 pm
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>>435590
>Paradise PD
I'd never heard of it, but one look tells me that these people operate on some fairly simple principles:
1x fat man, main character
1x hot blonde, craaaazy
1x black guy for black jokes
1x talking creature, smart one of the bunch
etc etc. It's depressing just how true this holds for all of these shows, thinking about it. I'm sure this is hardly a fresh new insight, but even so. It's like that time in the mid-90s where every other videogame became a 2D platformer starring an anthro with attitude, except it's been going on for a couple of decades. I hope something a bit more interesting takes its place.
>> No. 435593 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 5:46 pm
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>>435591

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if all these shows had the same scripts, randomly generated by an algorithm that has analysed Seth MacFarlane's pop culture references and just regurgitated with new names. They're all just so shit.

Family Guy was actually great when it first came out, and it was essentially just The Simpsons with edgier humour. You could watch Futurama instead if you wanted The Simpsons with more intelligent humour- Although The Simpsons was already pretty smart sometimes. But all they're doing is regurgitating it with different settings now to try capture some niche audience the family sitcom setup didn't already encapsulate. It's all just dross.

As shit as the old network TV shows were at times I think Netflix et al has actually lowered the standard of TV quite considerably.
>> No. 435595 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 5:58 pm
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>>435593
Netflix seem to have taken a similar approach to commissioning series that KitKat have taken with flavours in Japan; throw money at any old shit and see what sticks.

With Netflix that's resulted in gravitating towards the lowest common denominator.
>> No. 435597 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 9:20 pm
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>>435595
The green tea ones Tesco sell in the Jap section are lush and taste like a dunked kit kat, so you get that just dunked taste on the move. Never tried the other ones they do though.
>> No. 435598 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 9:44 pm
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>>435590
>>435591
>>435593

Just googled them and they're apparently made by the same two people, neither of whom are Seth Macfarlane. Unless he's gone all Stephen King on us.
>> No. 435599 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 10:09 pm
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>>435598
>Consequently they keep telling me to watch Paradise PD as that's by the same people but that's not happening.

The clues are there.
>> No. 435601 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 10:29 pm
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>>435599

The way your sentence was structured it sounded like you thought that Paradise PD and Brickleberry weren't by the same people. The pitfalls of ambiguous English!
>> No. 435748 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 12:01 am
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At the risk of doing another SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD, have any of you used Smol wash liquid?
>> No. 435750 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 12:18 am
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>>435749
I only realised what it was when I posted it.
>> No. 435752 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 12:22 am
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>>435750

Ah, thank you.

I was beginning to feel proper thick for not getting it.
>> No. 435762 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 7:13 pm
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>>435752
Ahh, fucking finally.

I too was beginning to wonder.
>> No. 435763 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 7:25 pm
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>>435750
WE HAVE THROWN OFF THE YOKE OF BIG DRINK
>> No. 435769 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 9:26 pm
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Is SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD any good then?

Asking for a friend.
>> No. 435770 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 9:51 pm
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>>435769

You'd have to ask Gary Delaney.
>> No. 435771 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 10:50 pm
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>>435748
It's tempting but I have a sneaking suspicion that most of them will have burst in the journey. You do it first and tell us how it goes.

>>435769
It's alright but when you factor in that you have to have more 'meals' it gets a bit daft. Think of it as something to have once in awhile when you don't have time or inclination for cooking and don't mind farting all night.
>> No. 435772 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 11:29 pm
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>>435771

>Think of it as something to have once in awhile when you don't have time or inclination for cooking and don't mind farting all night.

Weirdly, I can somehow imagine this being true both for the actual meal replacement bar and for SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD.
>> No. 435773 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 1:20 am
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Do big girls have bigger fannies? By big girls, I mean over 16 stones. I never bonked a big one.
>> No. 435774 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 5:36 am
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>>435773

>Do big girls have bigger fannies?

No, there's no correlation. Birds with a fat fanny tend to have a pleasingly squashy tightness around the opening.
>> No. 435779 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 8:27 am
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>>435773
It's more to do with how many brats they've fired out.
Sorry ladies, more than 2 kids and it's channel tunnel time
>> No. 435783 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 10:13 am
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>>435773
I like to think that big girls mass is denser than the slimmer thereby offering a 'tighter' experience, but whether that's true i don't know :'(
>> No. 435784 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 10:16 am
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>>435783

Once they get to a certain level of fatness they get "fat fanny" where the fat pushes the vulva closer together, but that obviously only accounts for the entrance, and certainly isn't a replacement for just having a tight chuff all round.
>> No. 435785 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 10:19 am
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>>435783
It actually affects how their fanny looks from the outside rather than how they feel on the inside. Underweight girls, at least those underweight during puberty, are more likely to have protruding lips because they have less weight pushing down on their pubic mound. A fatty is more likely to have a nice tucked in aesthetic fanny.

As mentioned when we discussed this the other day, in the thread about the Labour leadership contest, a lot of the tightness comes down to pelvic floor exercises.
>> No. 435786 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 10:26 am
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>>435784
Maybe that's why i haven't much enjoyed my experiences. I've only ever bonked a few fat girls (17+stone) and i've always been confused how the inside feels .. empty. Finished, mind, just disapointed. Fat fanny really looks lovely, though.
>> No. 435788 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 11:08 am
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>>435785

>As mentioned when we discussed this the other day, in the thread about the Labour leadership contest, a lot of the tightness comes down to pelvic floor exercises.

Never change, .gs.
>> No. 435789 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 11:56 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFH2TL5MB3o
>> No. 435790 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 12:09 pm
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>>435789

SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD.
>> No. 435791 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 2:04 pm
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>>435790

Quarantine must be getting to me, because I've spent most of the last two hours daydreaming about gorging myself on SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD. When all this is over, the middle-aged divorcees of match.com will be keeping their babysitters busy.
>> No. 435792 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 2:13 pm
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>>435791

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-very-likely-to-cause-spike-in-divorce-rates-says-leading-lawyer-11959419

>Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia told peers at Westminster: "The prediction amongst divorce lawyers is that following self-imposed confinement it is very likely that the divorce rate will rise.

>"Our peak times are after long exposure during the summer holidays and over Christmas.

>"One only has to imagine what it's going to be like when families are sealed in a property for a long period of time."


You're telling us, Baroness...
>> No. 435794 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 2:19 pm
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>>435792
There's already been a few domestic murders they're blaming on coronavirus.
>> No. 435796 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 2:34 pm
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>>435792

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