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|>>|| No. 435367
I've suddenly got two weeks off work, fucking class, and I was wondering what you two were doing and how we should celebrate? I'm not leaving the house.
That other fucking thread is miserable, and full of lies. If the virus is going to take us, we might as well go down ranting, happily.
What are you doing with your recently found time off?
|>>|| No. 435368
My office let's me work from home all the time anyway so it's not a biggie for me. I actually miss my workplace, the lads there are fun and I can go to the gym at lunch.
|>>|| No. 435370
I was thinking about getting to know the missus but I don't want to go through a divorce. Maybe I'll get in to origami instead.
|>>|| No. 435374
I'm going into work. Don't see why 0.005% of people having flu merits time off work.
|>>|| No. 435381
He frowns in a miserly fashion.
Pretty much. Might apply for a job just for a laugh. Reckon they're desperate for new staff, or desperate not to bother with all that shite? Could go either way, I reckon.
|>>|| No. 435383
>What are you doing with your recently found time off?
Finally the downside of working at home strikes.
I've been self-isolating since last Wednesday, though I didn't realise that until this afternoon.
|>>|| No. 435384
Apply for a job? We're heading for a recession m8. Cling to your current job for dear life.
|>>|| No. 435385
It's just a pause before normal service is resumed. Besides, it's only going to affect povvo jobs like air stewardesses, waiters and hotel receptionists.
|>>|| No. 435386
Amazon are hiring, as are other industries delivering to shut-ins.
(Put a prime order in yesterday, most of it, despite being next-day, will be here in a week. Looks like the Latvian lad who usually delivers my stuff has got the plague.)
|>>|| No. 435389
I'm very unlikely to get any time off, they're happy enough to test hospital staff and get them back in if they're negative.
This is why I'm hoping they step up to the next level soon, and I'll have a fair chance of blagging the 12 weeks compulsory "high risk" isolation for having asthma. Fingers crossed lads.
|>>|| No. 435390
That is a profoundly cretinous view - a lot of people losing their jobs will affect all of us, as the rest of us will end up picking up the tab for them.
|>>|| No. 435393
This is one of those posts I can't tell whether the poster is genuinely a cunt from a broken home, or trying to talk like a cunt from a broken home for comic effect and failing.
|>>|| No. 435401
My new promotion starts on Monday but by the looks of things I'm going to have a few weeks properly off with pay. Here's hoping they forget about me but I end up staying on the payroll.
|>>|| No. 435406
I'll be wanking from home, just need make sure that I don't get my own and work laptop mixed up when I do a search for 'arse pissing poz party'.
|>>|| No. 435407
I'm still working for now but it won't last. My new job seems to still exist, which is nice, and it's looking like I'll be trained for two weeks from Monday then put on paid leave. I could potentially do some of the work from home but I'm not going to be suggesting that. It's entirely possible my industry will collapse, which is a shame as I've only been in it a year or so. The industry I was in before that is also fucked, so I'm probably just going to cash all my chips in and fuck off to the highlands like that other lad.
While off work I will be finishing projects - I still need to get my new ADS-B antenna on the roof, not that I'll be seeing much with it, and I need to pull my car's engine out to service some bits.
After that I'll probably go annoy my mates in London who will be mostly working from
streatham wetherspoons home. I was down at the weekend for the first time in a while, and had forgot how much I enjoy the city.
I've gone off videogames a bit. Struggling to get into them. When is Cyberpunk coming out? I'll probably be into that.
|>>|| No. 435408
Well my missus is supposed to be starting home working next week, but by the sounds of things the investment firm she works from sounds dangerously, bordering on negligently incompetent. They're hoping to get everyone in the office working on their own personal computers at home by remote access.
I can only imagine it being a matter of hours before some Russian hacker has the bank details of every client on their books thanks to a keylogger or something.
|>>|| No. 435410
This whole working from home thing is going to be an utter clusterfuck in terms of security. Companies that don't already have secure remote access provisioned and are instead retrofitting it in the most haphazard way possible are going to get really shafted, hard.
|>>|| No. 435419
Yeah I am going to re activate my radio and ADS-B projects given the extra time I will have at home. I hope Farnborough Air Show is still on, for all sorts of reasons, not least of which it is visible from my garden. I have also been looking at this ADSB exchange thing which sounds promising.
|>>|| No. 435420
> Yeah I am going to re activate my radio and ADS-B projects given the extra time I will have at home. I hope Farnborough Air Show is still on
You're moving on from Arduino bombs to radio attacks on aircraft aren't you, terrorlad?
|>>|| No. 435422
I had assumed I would be too busy and antisocial to see the Air Show, but now, like you, I'm hoping it still goes ahead, while I still have free time and nowhere to be. That'd be nice. Have been looking at the exchange thing too, I'm always sad when something military comes over and I can't see it on anything other than my ropey shed antenna. Plus ground coverage at airports is shocking - anything smaller than an E190 disappears from flightradar at about 3000 feet, at least at my airfield.
There's not much damage you can do to an aircraft over radio other than annoy the pilots (something I'm not adverse to) or send them rude messages over ACARS (the dream).
I suppose technically you could impersonate air traffic control, but air traffic control would hear you, and even if they didn't it's not like pilots blindly follow unsafe vectors.
|>>|| No. 435423
>There's not much damage you can do to an aircraft over radio other than annoy the pilots
How dangerous is the whole laser pointers thing then, realistically? Besides obviously irritating them and momentarily somewhat blinding them?
|>>|| No. 435424
If you can hit a laser pointer on an aeroplane windshield above 4,000 feet (which is landing/takeoff height) then you should let the army know so you can get fast tracked as a sniper. I think the laser pointer thing is more for choppers. To hit an actual plane you would have to be just outside an airport and I imagine they would catch you pretty quickly.
|>>|| No. 435425
Planes definitely do get laser struck at that sort of altitude, but you're right that it's hard to hit the plane exactly, and that's sort of the problem - a shaky laser pointer (that is powerful enough) will be a series of bright flashes to the pilot, which is more distracting than painful or blinding, but you can imagine what seeing a bright flashing light out of the corner of your eye could do to your concentration. At the right angle and weather/air conditions, and if the plane is low enough, a laser can absolutely hit the cockpit dead on and light up the entire flight deck, causing temporary blindness. I don't believe there has ever been permanent damage from a laser attack, but certainly emergencies have been declared because of them.
It might be harder to hit at 4000 feet, but don't forget you're landing all the way to 0 feet (well, relative ground level - you know what I mean) pilots have certainly been hit during the critical landing window.
The majority of the time it's a mild annoyance that is reported to the authorities, but certainly the potential for disaster exists.
|>>|| No. 435426
As a fellow VASAviation watcher I have to say a Shamrock pilot would have been able to shrug off the offensive laser beam, continue on to JFK and land through a dangerous weather cell while delivering a withering put down questioning the matriarchal lineage of the incompetent JFK controller.
You did repeat what I said though, to hit an actual plane you would have to be just outside an airport (as the perpetrators in that video were) which would allow the authorities to catch you very quickly. It's more a danger to helicopters than planes.
|>>|| No. 435429
You could set up a decoy localiser, sure, but you'd have to have access to the airfield and runway to do so, and in my experience people usually notice that. And the systems are set up to detect reflections and interference, so they'd know. It'd be about as effective as trying to cause a car crash by climbing up on the traffic lights and trying to change the bulb.
|>>|| No. 435430
It's my first day working from home and I'm eating a cornetto. It's too quiet.
|>>|| No. 435433
Anyone have any tips on getting the lighting right during a video call? I've realised that what helps is having a light on behind your screen to give yourself a glow.
I've never been this vain before but I've also never had to see my face this often.
Do you know who else combined radio and flying? Dronelad. Farnborough Air Show is all that is holding this country together right now and he wants to take it from us.
Give us his address Purps. I bet there's a school nearby.
|>>|| No. 435434
You could buy a ring light? You can get cheap dodgy ones that work just fine.
Diffuse, even light is what you want. Maybe tape a piece of white paper to your lamp.
|>>|| No. 435435
>I think the laser pointer thing is more for choppers
It'd be pretty stupid though to use a laser pointer against a helicopter, at least a police helicopter. Because not only will they easily see where the laser light originated from, but they also usually have FLIR systems on board that can track your movement in the dark and then have you nicked right there and then by a ground unit.
I'm not sure what really besets people to think that's a fun thing to do. I once got hit by a laser pointer while circling the block looking for a parking space. The kid from across the street was toying with it on the balcony and somehow thought that that was funny. It was in broad daylight and I was doing only about 15 mph down the street, so it wasn't as dangerous as it could have been, but I distinctly noticed the flash of red in the corner of my eye, and instantly slammed on the brakes. I then rolled down the window and gave the kid a good talking to, but he seemed unimpressed and even laughed at my reaction. I was going to tell his parents that night, but knowing what kind of people they are, I doubt it would have had any effect. The next time this happens, I'll straight up call the police on my mobile phone. Maybe coppers can get through to a 10 year old chav kid with indifferent parents.
|>>|| No. 435437
>your friendly local courier
Mirth. Last week when I got something delivered here, it was by a Mideasternlad who complained to me in kind of an abrasive way that I only answered the door on the third ring. Worth noting that one "ring" consisted of him hastily pressing the doorbell button a good three or four times. I do think his violation of doorbell etiquette was far worse than mine. Besides, I was still in bed, and getting up, had trouble finding my tracksuit pants under a pile of clothes.
|>>|| No. 435438
My courier was also Middle Eastern. He turned up about half 5ish and seemed rather confused that I was stood there after he handed me the parcel because I was expecting to have to actually sign for it.
|>>|| No. 435440
> It'd be pretty stupid though to use a laser pointer against a helicopter, at least a police helicopter. Because not only will they easily see where the laser light originated from, but they also usually have FLIR systems on board that can track your movement in the dark and then have you nicked right there and then by a ground unit.
So what you're saying is that I should be taking out popo-copters using small squadrons of drone-mounted lasers?
|>>|| No. 435441
>using small squadrons of drone-mounted lasers?
Well, you might as well give it the best of your Arduino skills.
|>>|| No. 435449
>Are you inciting a daft militant wog attack?
Ask >>435440 lad that. He's the one who seems hell bent on downing a police helicopter.
|>>|| No. 435454
I work in events/backstage live music industry and have basically lost work indefinitely and it's pretty scary. Everything from small gigs to bigger festivals canceled. The line-up for Isolationfest 2020 seems ok though. I hear "Sat On The Couch" and "Doing Fuck All" both have a wicked set to play.
|>>|| No. 435455
I've seen a few comedians who have plans to livestream their routines whilst having a link up asking for donations.
|>>|| No. 435456
Bandcamp have sent an email out saying they're forfeiting their usual share of sales, so nows the time to buy a few t-shirts if you want to keep artists out of poverty.
My sympathies for your situation though. Here's hoping the UBI rumours come in.
|>>|| No. 435458
fuck you pay me.jpg
Is anyone else getting a million emails from random companies giving you their 'Coronavirus updates'?
I have had one parcel delivered to me by Hermes in my entire life. It was around five years ago. And they've emailed me out of the blue, along with a theatre I went to three years ago, my gym, Clearscore, Sky TV and countless others. I'm not inundated with spam every day from these people either (with the exception of Clearscore).
Getting sick of enterprises using all this as an excuse to email me reminders that they exist.
|>>|| No. 435461
As an experiment why don't you ask purps to delete all of your data, even the data around posts you sent from you phone and from your mates laptop.
Do let us know how that goes. Then kill your self.
|>>|| No. 435464
Basically if you aren't in a committed relationship forget getting your dick wet until autumn. Remember to short Tinder.
|>>|| No. 435465
Because I already opt out of marketing offers and so on. When I do get an email from these people, it's usually worth reading. Just not now.
|>>|| No. 435469
ehhh I dunno about that.
It might go that way, or you might get a ton more people start using tinder either out of boredom, or because they can't go peacocking down the clubs like they were.
|>>|| No. 435475
>>435454 here. Was thinking I might set up a live stream of me coiling cables at home, plugging speakers in and testing my lights, see if I can get a patreon going. See if any stage managers will pay me for working from home.
|>>|| No. 435480
People will use tinder and you might even get some nudes but you won't be getting laid with anyone even half-smart until at least July.
|>>|| No. 435485
I think the opposite - it will be immediate house-to-house type action.
Let's be honest, this whole three to six months quarantine could be an enormous sexfest if you have access to willing partners. I don't see any reason for people to change in this regard even with bars and restaurants etc closed. WE WILL FIND A WAY.
|>>|| No. 435486
I tell you what gentlemen, my cable boxes are going to get even tidier over the next couple of months.
|>>|| No. 435487
What's a good 'talky' radio station? I usually listen to Radio 2 or 6 Music in the car but at home it feels like sensory overload and is just giving me a headache.
|>>|| No. 435488
I got stuck in a car with 5 Live for a while - it's not teeth-grindingly awful.
Does it have to be broadcast, or can it be internet?
|>>|| No. 435490
I've got a DAB radio but it only seems to have local stations, Absolute, BBC, Capital, Classic FM, Heart, Kiss, LBC, Magic, Smooth and TalkSport. It claims to have a USB port but I'll be fucked if I can find it.
I've had to shift a lot of stuff to make room for my work computer so I'm running low on sources to have something on in the background.
|>>|| No. 435491
It turns out I'm most productive listening to Kisstory and 'old skool cool' music I don't actually want to listen to because then I can zone out and focus on what I'm meant to be doing.
|>>|| No. 435518
It's going pretty well. I've had enough free time to paint:
24 Necron Warriors
1 Blood Angel Librarian in Terminator armour
1 Blood Angel Dreadnought
1 Lieutenant with power sword
6 Necron Wraith
10 Primaris Intercessors with Auto Bolt Rifles
1 Blood Angel Captain in Terminator armour
10 Primaris Intercessors with Bolt Rifles
10 Necron Immortals with Gauss Blasters
1 Necron Cryptek with Canoptek Cloak
36 Canoptek Scarabs
10 Primaris Hellblasters
1 Chaplain with Jump Pack
10 Death Company with Bolters and power swords (those were a bitch to get)
1 Predator Annihilator
10 Necron Lychguard with Warscythes
10 Assault Terminators with Thunder Hammers and Storm Shields
2 Necron Annihilation Barges with Tesla Destructors
And I'm not even in quarantine
|>>|| No. 435522
Not the guy, I'm going to say over £700. I enjoy the hobby hut don't buy into it much aside from painting a few things for that reason. The new sisters of battle release was both a happy time for me and upsetting because it's so damn expensive.
|>>|| No. 435524
Most home 3D printers can't yet print at as fine a resolution as needed for the details.
|>>|| No. 435525
Far less than that honestly, most of it was scrounged off eBay as the unwanted halves of those two-arny box sets or otherwise second hand; and has been collected over the course of a couple of years rather than all at once. I've just only been painting it recently because I haven't had much of a social life.
My girlfriend has dark eldar
|>>|| No. 435526
It's fairly cost effective to make your own upgrades and weapon options through scratch building and converting, it always has been, but it's a different skill set and people are boring so not everyone can be bothered.
I think personal resin printers are detailed enough for wargaming minis but it would take fucking forever to print out a large number.
Fair fucks to GW they are the best minis you can buy which is the problem as it's a niche hobby with enough appeal to be highly profitable but not enough breadth to have serious competition emerge.
|>>|| No. 435548
I found some unassembled models that I'd forgotten about for 15 years and figured I'd give painting miniatures another go and even with the help of today's youtube tutorials they still look like shit
|>>|| No. 435596
My neighbour is vacuuming his house even more than he does usually.
|>>|| No. 435608
I thought there'd be an uptick in posts here now. Are you all out for your daily session of government mandated exercise or are you all painting the spare room that you promised you'd do six months ago?
|>>|| No. 435609
I've just been sniffing shitloads of glue and sleeping on the couch. Dunno where otherlad is.
|>>|| No. 435610
I'm working from home. I'm not really enjoying it, but that may be bevause I've got kids.
|>>|| No. 435611
There was probably three times the normal number of people sitting there refreshing, waiting for someone to speak.
|>>|| No. 435612
Gardening. With this quarantine going on I haven't spent this much time outdoors in years.
|>>|| No. 435613
Same - I mowed the lawn today, which is a fine thing to do on a Tuesday. My garden is going to look fantastic if I can work on it every day like this.
|>>|| No. 435615
I've just driven to the shops. I quite liked the slight edge and feeling of lawlessness out there, even if it was all in my head. Cars speeding around corners because the roads were so quiet there'd be nobody at the junction to crash into them. People crossing the roads without even bothering to look. This is a feeling I usually get when I'm driving at 3am; this isn't a driving around during the daytime feeling, particularly at rush hour.
|>>|| No. 435616
How are the shops looking? I anticipated more panic buyers today so have avoided them on the assumption they'd either be rammed or out of food.
|>>|| No. 435621
I only went to Farmfoods as I planned on getting some veggie mince but all they had left was a mountain of veggie sausage rolls. Oh, and those burgers made from actual vegetables that nobody actually likes.
Plenty of chopped tomatoes, baked beans, cereal and dairy. No eggs or bread. I don't think there was anything else noticeably out of stock but it was about a third bare.
|>>|| No. 435624
I don't see that working now TBH. Anything that the movie had to say about surveillance technology and things like that that's still relevant is being said in stuff like Black Mirror. Besides, it'd probably be a drone now rather than a helicopter, and who wants to watch a couple of drone operators in a trailer? Eh, mildly entertaining film with some valid points but not really in need of or worth remaking.
|>>|| No. 435627
I think you're right in that films and TV shows about some secret high-tech weapon chock full of state of the art electronics really doesn't get people watching anymore because we live in an age where we have come to expect that that is in principle no longer fiction, and that any bog standard police helicopter nowadays can probably to ten times what Blue Thunder was capable of. Even KITT's capabilities seem lame by today's standards, where two out of three people have Alexa at home.
There was a slew of movies about high-tech government surveillance when the Internet age got into full swing, e.g. films like Enemy of the State, or the Bourne series. They pulled out all the stops, but I doubt it's something that will be perceived as groundbreaking today.
Then again, you could probably still make a decent popcorn cinema flick about a police helicopter squad. Just don't expect peole to still talk about it nearly forty years later, like we do here with Blue Thunder.
|>>|| No. 435635
You say that like Blue Thunder has ever been mentioned before on. gs or will be again
|>>|| No. 435636
It was still an interesting movie for its time. It even sparked an eponymous television series, which ran for all of 11 episodes in 1984.
|>>|| No. 435637
It'd be pretty cool to have a decently ranged, camera'ed drone right now.
|>>|| No. 435640
I've always held off buying one as I'm too close to an aerodrome, but fuck it, I guess that only counts when it's open.
|>>|| No. 435642
Incredibly the Big Bag Of Rice I have on Amazon subscription every two months is going to show up as usual on Friday.
Amazon is a machine built by madmen and fuelled by suffering but by god if they aren't effective.
|>>|| No. 435654
It's quite satisfying to see that my car windscreen has frosted over, safe in the knowledge that I don't have to drive this morning.
|>>|| No. 435657
How lazy do you have to be to buy a bag of rice on Amazon. Even the Indian cornershop down the street here has a 250g bag of rice for £1.50. Not the pest price in the world for a bag of generic, non-brand name rice that size, but it has been a go-to for me a few times when I ran out of rice and couldn't be arsed to drive a mile to my local Tesco's.
|>>|| No. 435658
What's the best rice to buy? My Asian friend suggested Tilda but as far as I'm aware his wife does all the cooking so I don't know whether to trust his expertise, i.e. he's a currymuncher.
|>>|| No. 435659
I like Nishiki for short grain, Three ladies for jasmine, and Kohinoor for basmati. Bomba for paella or risotto rice.
Basically if it's got foreign writing on it, it's good. Basmati is really, really forgiving though, it's hard to find a bad bag of it.
|>>|| No. 435661
I buy 10kg bags of short grain rice, sometimes even the local hypermarket doesn't have small bags of short grain, and when they do it's 'premium sushi rice' for £4/250g.
I could go to my 'local' Asian supermarket for it, but that's a drive into the city and a parking charge etc.
|>>|| No. 435664
Any opinion on Surya? I just got a 5kg bag since it was the last once left in the corner shop (I actually needed rice anyway and got lucky it seems).
|>>|| No. 435666
Is everyone getting more political about this or is it just my bubble?
|>>|| No. 435667
I've had to mute and restrict more people on my social media this week alone than I've ever had to in my entire history of using it. That might just be my bubble too, but it seems like every dimwit with a borrowed opinion has suddenly had to come out cheering for whatever political football team they favour while casting aspersions on the supporters of the other side. I've seen this from people from multiple countries and it's all very tiresome and, yes, fucking enraging at times.
|>>|| No. 435671
I don't use Facebook often, but at the minute mine seems to be 90% moaning about people going outside, 6% praising the NHS, 2% coronavirus jokes and 2% criticising the government.
What's interesting is that the ones who regularly post things that are far-left politically have gone full blown totalitarian and want the police to have more powers to be able to check people aren't going outside more than once a day.
|>>|| No. 435672
>the ones who regularly post things that are far-left politically have gone full blown totalitarian
The far-left have always been full blown totalitarian, as evidenced by literally every far-left government in history.
|>>|| No. 435675
Other than lots of people posting that people should now "be nice to Boris" there's not much of that going on in my feeds. Personally I have lots of things to say about the situation and how quickly people change their views when There's A War On, but I just don't think it's the time to say it.
|>>|| No. 435677
This is mostly just because the majority of people with a modicum of sense or intellect don't post on Facebook anymore, and probably haven't in years.
If it makes you feel any better I'm hard left and I'm the one who had a big rant the other day about all the mewling defenceless sheep who needed daddy government to make it mandatory for them to stay indoors because they can't think for themselves.
Everyone's thinking it, but nobody wants to be the first to say it: We should have elected Jezza.
|>>|| No. 435678
>mewling defenceless sheep who needed daddy government to make it mandatory for them to stay indoors because they can't think for themselves
It's not really our choice though is it? Until the big daddy gov had to tell us to stay at home, most work places were forcing people to come into work. My wfh only started this Tuesday. Big daddy corp are not looking out for your interests, cryptofascistlad.
|>>|| No. 435681
Still at work for now, but managed to find a nice sun-lounger in Sainsburys in case we get knocked up to the next TEACON level.
|>>|| No. 435684
I'm somehow unsure somebody who identifies as hard left is exactly going to be standing up for businesses either, lad.
|>>|| No. 435689
A new horse turned up yesterday, and the pony in the next stable is completely smitten with her, It's like prisoner cell block H, but with more pissing, whinnying and squealing.
|>>|| No. 435691
>>435690 They're both girls. It'll be interesting to see what happens when we turn them out this morning.
Yeah, an ambitious pony can sometimes surprise everyone, but it's more usual for a girl pony to get an unwanted dicking.
It's very bad form to let it happen, as a big foal in a little pony doesn't usually end well. Also, nobody wants midget horses.
(Nobody really wants most horses or ponies unless they're special - the running costs are fierce unless you just dump them in a shit field, traveller style.)
|>>|| No. 435692
>but with more pissing, whinnying and squealing.
I'm not proud of it but I think I might be bashing one out to this.
Quarantine has made me utterly randy.
|>>|| No. 435705
Much like furlad I have noticed an uptick in libido, I reckon mostly because I know I can't shag anyone with this quarantine in place.
I was watching a youtube gaming thing and the mere sight of a reasonably attractive woman in HD on a screen talking about Doom was enough to give me a stonk on. The woman in question I would more accurately describe as 'cute' than 'phwwwwoaaaarr' so it's even more out of the ordinary.
|>>|| No. 435709
Right, with social distancing right now, it's going to be pretty rough going for many a younglad. Anybody who's not in a relationship will pretty much have to just keep knocking a few out every day.
Which is all the more reason to expect that once the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, people are just going to become lost in a continuous, several months long, booze and drug fuelled countrywide bonk of everybody with everybody.
And that could then actually go a long way giving even the most self-pitying shut ins a shot at getting laid.
|>>|| No. 435717
> Which is all the more reason to expect that once the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, people are just going to become lost in a continuous, several months long, booze and drug fuelled countrywide bonk of everybody with everybody.
I think this is accurate. Via my virtual "little black book" and tinder I've already got about half a dozen weekend long shagathons pencilled in for whenever this is over. I figure if I can get a leg over they must have a at least a dozen blokes set up each. It'll be fantastically ironic if all the post-corona
conga lines of buggery shagging produces some kind of super-AIDS and that's what actually wipes us out.
|>>|| No. 435718
You say it like a joke but I imagine that sibling incest and internet grooming are already through the roof.
|>>|| No. 435719
I have already had a couple of offers of 'when this settles down' too. I'm the coming weeks I will attempt to turn the individual offers into more of a combined weekend, and if that doesn't kill me I'll be very fucking disappointed.
It's going to be like the Playboy Mansion but for reasonably attractive regional air hostesses.
|>>|| No. 435721
I've been tempted to start planting some seeds myself but I'd only end up with an internet girlfriend I have to video-call (with nothing to talk about). I'm going to hold out until we get close to the end, probably the supermarkets returning to normal.
In the meantime, it's getting close to 3 months now. There's a nice international student who lives above me that I've chatted to a few times, it's shitting where I live and she must be 10 years younger than me but I reckon she'd be up for sharing a bottle. How badly do you think this could go? Do we technically count as the same household?
|>>|| No. 435722
> Do we technically count as the same household?
Only if you're eligible to share the same TV license.
|>>|| No. 435723
I knew the BBC was short on cash but I never thought they'd engineer a pandemic virus just to get more household registrations. Have the licence enforcement officers started coughing through our letterboxes?
|>>|| No. 435730
Colin Furze has really taken shed enthusiasm to the next level. Might be too late now to start building a corona bunker, but oh well.
|>>|| No. 435731
>If you didn't know it was here, you wouldn't know it was here.
That's great except all your neighbours will know it's there.
|>>|| No. 435732
Christ, mental health services really have collapsed, unfortunately unlike his bunker
|>>|| No. 435734
During the Cold War, it was common wisdom that if you had an underground bunker, you would guard that secret with your life and not tell a single soul outside your immediate household. For obvious reasons. How exactly you were going to keep its construction a secret in the first place was a different matter, mind.
I think this here is just a cross between a schoolboy supervillain fantasy and a manchild mancave. It would not survive a direct hit by a low-yield nuclear bomb, probably not even a Hiroshima-type yield, or even one going off within a five-mile radius. Purpose-built, family-size nuclear bunkers are usually cylindrical or tube shaped, because that is the best way to mitigate shock waves travelling through rock and soil. They are also usually much deeper under ground than the one you see in the video, which probably isn't even three feet.
That said, even Cold War missile silo bunkers with on-duty launch personnel weren't equipped to withstand a dead-on hit, and they were usually some 50 feet under ground. And I think this was also true for whatever bunkers the British Government would have taken shelter in.
|>>|| No. 435738
Very fucking little will protect you from a direct hit, of course. But I'll definitely take a buried cargo container over propping the doors up against your sitting room wall, when it comes to surviving the heat and radiation that'd affect people in the survivable radius.
|>>|| No. 435739
We have places for that eventuality. One of them has a Costa Coffee in it, bizarrely.
|>>|| No. 435740
>surviving the heat and radiation that'd affect people in the survivable radius
Most people in nuclear bunkers would indeed survive the initial blast and radiation, unless you are located at or near a strategic target. But at what cost. Eventually, you will run out of food supplies, and also, your air filters will clog up, so you are going to have to reemerge from your bunker. I think the official recommendation back then was a two-week waiting period, but there would have been nothing in the outside world to go back to. Livestock and crops will have died, and any food you would be able to grow (or hunt) would be heavily contaminated. Life for the survivors of a nuclear war would be almost as bleak, if not even more bleak than getting killed right when it happens. In countries like Britain, you would almost certainly die from starvation or from radiation poisoning within weeks, and even if you live in a remote jungle in the Southern Hemisphere and thousands of miles away from the nearest targets, you will be affected by crop failures and nuclear winter.
IMO it's really just better to die right when the bombs hit. Quick and painless. You're not doing yourself a favour by pretending otherwise.
|>>|| No. 435754
The scenario you describe is a full on nuclear exchange
A limited exchange would be far more survival but still grim beyond imagining
|>>|| No. 435756
The worst thing about Furze is the music he uses - it all sounds like the 'indie' shite that my teenlad bands used to make. Is he a pederast? It's not for me to say.
|>>|| No. 435787
That is a shite Mike Boyd video but you're right it did refer to something watchable.
|>>|| No. 435793
It really looks like you need plenty of knowledge about music and sound engineering. This is likely not something you can just whip together to kill lockdown boredom.
|>>|| No. 435795
You can download his file if you want. There's no practical use for this, the entire point is to kill time programming it.
|>>|| No. 435797
I've been trying to think what mini projects I could do with all the parts in my Arduino bin. I've got various different microcrontrollers from ATtiny85s to ATmega328s, even an ESP32 dev board, one or two miniature TFT displays, plus various sensors and relays and MOSFETs. But I can't think of anything useful to do with all that at the moment.
|>>|| No. 435798
>>435797 Got anything that can do range detection? Ultrasound, ToF, even a camera? Build something that shouts (or prints in big cheery letters) 'fuck off' at anything that comes within 2m.
Or learn to use a toolchain that isn't the foul beast that is Arduino?
|>>|| No. 435800
Not range detection, but I've got PIR (passive infrared) sensors. Only problem is, they are very sensitive, they will detect movement of an IR heat source from ten feet away, and don't give out a range reading, but simply switch to "HIGH". But I could still use it to make something that shouts "FUCK OFF", I've got a 3W Adafruit breakout mono amplifier, and a 10cm coax speaker from an old car. 3W would be enough to give somebody a good scare if they get too close to my flat's door.
That said, looks like some people have found a really useful Arduino application for the current crisis:
|>>|| No. 435805
That looks a bit too ham handed, in all fairness.
The Arduino design is really dead simple, all you need to do code wise is define a loop that switches the polarity of an air pump in set intervals, so that that pump then either inflates or deflates the bag in the video above. That code should take no longer than half an hour to write from scratch. Adding code and libraries to drive an LCD or TFT to display data, as well as including knobs and buttons to control the machine's parameters will probably take another hour or two.
Here's a 12V air pump that will probably do the job nicely:
As I understand it, the bag is inside an airtight case and is compressed and inflated by introducing positive and negative pressure into the case with an air pump. You could probably even eliminate the case, and then come up with an actuator that is driven by a stepper motor, which exerts mechanical pressure on the bag to either deflate or inflate it. On the other hand, having a case to hide your raw electronics will probably be needed anyway to ensure reliability, so it's probably the tidiest approach after all to make that case airtight as in the video and have the pump pump air in or out.
|>>|| No. 435807
You haven't coded much, have you?
A fairly simple code of maybe no more than 150 lines (yes, that is fairly simple) can often take days to perfect so that it reliably does what it should and not much else. Especially in physical computing, where there is increased complexity from the physical components that you connect to your microcontroller(s).
|>>|| No. 435808
I literally quoted the upper bound of his estimate to make a lazy joke. Go back to your computer programs, nerd.
|>>|| No. 435809
>>435805 Here's a 12V air pump that will probably do the job nicely:
As long as you're fine with one breath every few minutes, sure. Those things have higher pressure and lower volume than you need.
|>>|| No. 435811
Did a bit of research, with all the free time I've got now, and it appears that your lungs tolerate a positive pressure of around 1.4 psi above your ambient air pressure before they will rupture (which is why people who find themselves close to a blast wave created by heavy artillery or aerial bombs often don't die from shrapnel or flying debris, but their lungs rupture from the overpressure and they then suffocate). The pump in the link has a rating of 0-32 psi, so you'd have to get deeper into the specs and do experiments with it, and then calculate the positive pressure in relation to the ventilation tube's cross section area that the pump delivers as it pumps around 6-8 litres a minute in and out, which is apparently an average adult's breathing volume per minute. 32 psi going through a tube with probably less than a square inch of cross section area is going to be far too much, that's true.
Maybe it is a better idea to use a stepper motor and an actuator to compress and expand the ambu bag, because you will probably be able to do much better fine tuning with it. I think I've seen hospital-grade ventilators that do just that. It introduces an additional level of complexity to a homemade ventilator device, but it's probably safer than using just any old air pump to drive the design in the above video. To really be sure, you'd probably also have to place an air pressure sensor somewhere inside the bag or ventilating tube.
|>>|| No. 435812
>your lungs tolerate a positive pressure of around 1.4 psi above your ambient air pressure before they will rupture
Unfortunately they'll suffer lasting damage at significantly lower pressures. For patients with ARDS (the main fatal complication of COVID-19) there's a difficult tradeoff between providing sufficient ventilation to provide adequate oxygenation without further damaging their already-damaged lungs. Finding the sweet spot requires constant monitoring and fine-tuning. An effective ventilator needs very precise control of pressure and flow in both directions - you want to maintain a bit of pressure at the peak of exhalation to keep the alveoli open.
|>>|| No. 435813
>Unfortunately they'll suffer lasting damage at significantly lower pressures.
I would guess that 1.4 psi is the maximum rating, as it were, for a one-time sudden burst of air into your lungs. So the "safe" level of positive pressure generated by a ventilator during continuous ventilation is probably going to be much lower than that.
If you know your parameters though, then building an Arduino-based ventilator really isn't too difficult. Like I said, the main thing is going to be to continuously switch the polarity of a pump or motor, and then maybe have buttons and switches that allow you to control the interval lengths between sucking and pumping, and also alter the amount of airflow, e.g. by driving your pump or motor using PWM at variable duty cycles. The readout on your LCD or TFT really depends on how neat you want to make it look. For a basic user interface, a 64-character illuminated monochrome LCD should be enough.
|>>|| No. 435815
>What are you doing with your recently found time off?
Just trying to keep my spirits up.
|>>|| No. 435834
I've just slept for 24 hours straight and this video woke me right up. Even the wee man is standing to attention.
Mad that it has ~100 million views. I would also agree with >>435818 that she looks a bit smug and self-satisfied, but honestly if that was myself I'd feel satisfied too.
|>>|| No. 435835
Not that mad. It was viral on the Facebooks and on the reddits and it was reposted here at the time too. I'm sure we've clocked a hundred views between the three of us by now.
|>>|| No. 435836
If I tried to have sex with her my flab would pour into her six-pack like SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD into a waffle maker.
|>>|| No. 435838
I'm in the best shape of my life yet I'm still entirely certain shagging her would kill me. It'd be like fucking a fleshlight strapped to a pneumatic drill.
|>>|| No. 435839
I have a fear bordering on phobia that big bottomed girls will snap off my knob when they are sitting on top of me. The last few women I have been with were more the lean type, but there was one a few years ago that had kind of a big arse, and although she really enjoyed riding me, I could never quite eliminate the thought in the back of my head that one false move by her could have ended in disaster.
|>>|| No. 435840
I wonder if birds have a similar phobia that the lad's knob will slip out and go right up her chocolate bon bon factory as she sits back down. I've achieved this once or twice with careful hip tilting, but then I'm a total cunt.
|>>|| No. 435845
Most of the women I have been with didn't care much for the idea of anal (neither do I, for that matter), if we even talked about it, but I wouldn't say they were phobic about it. One lass said that she wasn't against the idea in general, but that she just didn't see the point of anal sex, when it feels so much more exciting to have a knob inside you in the front as a woman. And I kind of agree that I can't imagine anal feeling as good as vaginal sex, as a guy.
I was with one lass though who was kind of a wrongun. Right the first time we were naked in bed together, she started moving her index finger down my sac and towards my back passage. If I hadn't said, "Please don't do that!", she probably would have given me a proper arse fingering. She actually said, "Hm. Some guys like it". She tried a few more times on other occasions, but then eventually gave up.
|>>|| No. 435848
It wasn't really the idea of anal I was considering, more the sudden unexpected and barely lubed rear entry.
|>>|| No. 435850
Well I'd rather a dick in my arse than in my dick hole and I feel like I'm more of an authority on the matter than you are to describe how your imaginary vag feels.
|>>|| No. 435853
Oh, that actually happened to me once. I slipped and was maybe half an inch up her bum, i.e. just barely. She started laughing and said, "Pay attention here, that's the wrong one!". Didn't really seem to startle her though, she thought it was just funny.
|>>|| No. 435857
>I was with one lass though who was kind of a wrongun. Right the first time we were naked in bed together, she started moving her index finger down my sac and towards my back passage. If I hadn't said, "Please don't do that!", she probably would have given me a proper arse fingering. She actually said, "Hm. Some guys like it". She tried a few more times on other occasions, but then eventually gave up.
I work with a lass and every single guy she's slept with, I think she was up to 86 at the last count, she's tried putting a finger up their bum. It's her thing. I know she's pegged a few.
|>>|| No. 435863
Honestly I find it shocking how few blokes will let a woman do anything to their arse. Give it a try lads, once you're over the "ooh, it feels like I need a poo" phase it's really very pleasant and intensifies your orgasms a great deal. When they call the prostate the male g-spot they're not joking.
If I was a bird and the bloke I was shagging was afraid of having his arse fingered, or showed that typical macho "Oi, I don't do that!" reaction to it, he'd considerably drop in my estimations. I've had girlfriends who love anal because of just how naughty/degrading/etc it is, not because of physical pleasure and I've had lasses who will full on squirt if you give their arsehole a finger-ramming. It can still be exceptionally pleasurable for a woman, you may not realise it but you can still stimulate their g-spot with an appropriate angle through the vaginal wall. They're barely an inch apart after all.
Life is too short to be a boring shag, lads. The vast majority of women are bigger slags than you think, and they just don't let on if they can tell you're a bland cunt.
|>>|| No. 435868
What is wrong with simply not wanting a finger up your arse. And not because you're conflicted about your sexuality and worry that admitting to getting pleasure from it exposes you as a closet poof who'd really rather have strapping gaylads love and cherishing up his backdoor all day. But because it is just something that you either don't fancy, or simply feels a tad uncomfortable to you.
|>>|| No. 435869
A finger up the bum is just weird. I've taken a fair few bummings in my time but there's something a bit bizarre about a finger up there.
|>>|| No. 435871
Nothing wrong with a fingertip to loosen up, unless you've got an arsehole like a broken cat flap.
|>>|| No. 435872
There's nothing wrong with not liking it, but I think it's a bit like people who say they don't like spicy food. Most of the time they haven't tried it and don't know what they're missing, but they're usually quite conspicuously defensive about it.
I'm not saying that applies to you, but you know. There's a certain type who would take this post I'm writing right now as a veiled assault on their masculinity and respond by saying I'm the wierdo/poofter for liking the thing they don't.
I do think women tend to like a more sexually adventurous man more, that said.
|>>|| No. 435873
I just find it awkward the angle she has to reach around while you're still trying to be doing things and then there's the poop smell and post-coital dirty finger. If she wants to stimulate my prostate she can buy me a buttplug, otherwise it's just too much hassle.
|>>|| No. 435875
Aneros Progasm Jr. Treat yourself. I accept no responsibility for spunk stains on your ceiling.
|>>|| No. 435876
I like it up the arse but in the real world, it's a bit too much of a faff. If you really wanted a protate orgasm out of it you have to plan for it, poo wise. And nothing ruins the spontaneous of a randy finger up the arse than having douched for it 45 minutes earlier, and the alternative (no prep and hoping for the best) is no better. For me it only works in the context of a BDSM relationship where this sort of thing is part of the foreplay, or even the lifestyle in extreme cases.
Like otherlad I do tend not to be sceptical of blokes who say "I just don't like it" because that's like a woman saying she doesn't like clitoral stimulation - undoubtedly true for some, but a vanishing few.
I'M NOT GAY THOUGH HONEST
|>>|| No. 435877
$49.95? Put that much in the bitcoin wallet and I'll find somewhere it's not sold out.
|>>|| No. 435879
If that's actually a genuine britfa donations wallet and not some kind of April fools joke where I'm dropping btc into the wallet of some ransomware crime gang / cyber pedo then I will. Because you mods deserve a pain in the arse that isn't your user-base.
|>>|| No. 435880
I said nothing about sharing my ill-gotten donations with the lads and I'm fully stocked on things to shove up my arse. You can buy deleted word filters though. Take your pick.
|>>|| No. 435881
It's a mod but apparently he's being territorial about it. Frankly I'd spend any money donated on food, myself.
|>>|| No. 435883
You mean you don't already have a collection of buttplugs with various fluffy tails attached to share with a woman when you get her back to your shed?
Also this is why BDSM people have very good digestive health. Eating a high fibre diet isn't just good for you, it's a matter of good manners when you're with somebody who might want to shove something up your arse at a moments notice.
|>>|| No. 435884
I tried to buy a Bad Dragon mug once but cancelled it when I realised it was almost $50 for shipping.
|>>|| No. 435886
>it's a bit too much of a faff
This is my thought exactly - I'm much too lazy to be faffing about with bums. It's all about missionary on a Sunday afternoon while a repeat of an inoffensive comedy plays in the background. Followed by a lovely cup of tea.
|>>|| No. 435888
You fucking sicko, we don't allow that kind of thing around here. Reported.
|>>|| No. 435890
>Eating a high fibre diet isn't just good for you, it's a matter of good manners when you're with somebody who might want to shove something up your arse at a moments notice
I think I happened upon a fetish web site once where they had that kind of detailed information, on what to eat if you were into a bit of poo play.
Just never seemed appealing to me, all that sort of thing.
|>>|| No. 435891
For me there's a switch in my brain, and it's very powerful, the moment there's any shit anywhere near me I'm done with any sex or arousal. I'll never do anal with a burd despite it being a bit of a fantasy, because if you do anal you have to get used to a bit of shit and a smell, even if they've has properly cleaned down there.
|>>|| No. 435892
As someone with bad guts this stuff seems the biggest drawback of being gay for me.
>No coffee for me this morning - I'm getting bummed tonight
>I'd better not have any of that chilli, just changed the sheets
Appreciate that you probably end up only doing the bumming once a week out of obligation but if I ever get confused I'm finding a nice Asian sissy-boy to plough.
|>>|| No. 435894
This is what I meant by the spicy food analogy. If you've never tried anal how do you know there's shit and shit stank involved? I can see why you'd assume that, but it's not actually the case.
The reality is you don't need to douche or anything. Just make sure they'vve had a shower in the past couple of hours and don't immediately need to shit. As long as you've got a good clean shitting habit, poo does not live in your rectum. That's simply not how the body works. That and the fact you want to lube up for anal.
Providing your partner has healthy digestion, your cock will come out clean as a whistle.
|>>|| No. 435895
I've been bummed loads of times, never done any special any the the other person has never had shit on their dick.
I've done a fair bit of bumming, never done any special preparation and the only time I've had shit on my dick was when I convinced her to let me visit the chocolate bonbon a few hours after her diarrhea had cleared up; it turns out that a good old spunk up the arse can trigger that off again.
|>>|| No. 435896
Wait till you get to jail lads. Your 'prison pocket' will be the best thing you'll ever own in the chokey.
|>>|| No. 435897
How true is that? I know rape in UK prisons isn't much of a thing, but do flamers enjoy privileges others don't? Like can you use your arse to secure protection from some tough lads?
|>>|| No. 435898
>Wait till you get to jail lads
I am not sure I've ever considered a criminal career that would put me in that situation.
|>>|| No. 435899
You don't have to engage in a criminal career. You can do something once and purposely get caught if you like.
|>>|| No. 435902
These things facinate me, there's a healthy market for them, and you can find them for searching for things like "HMP phone" on Amazon, even though the sellers aren't allowed to use that phrase anymore. A lot of them have interesting features advertised front and centre, like that they have voice changing software or can be charged via a 9v battery.
Their days are numbered, however, with increasingly sophisticated (or just increasingly invasive) body scanners. I think they just straight up X-ray your torso now.
|>>|| No. 435903
That got me looking for small phones on ebay, I didn't realise they were that tiny, could be useful to have one to chuck in a bag as a backup.
Love this mockup.
|>>|| No. 435904
Ah, boring. I have no use for a dumb phone and I'm not interested in selling anything to other inmates.
|>>|| No. 435905
When you're inside, you will suddenly wish you had taken an interest in those things. This kind of thing is what separates the prison peasantry from the prison middle and upper classes.
Contact with the outside is vital to maintain your sanity, and if you're in for any decent length of time you're definitely going to want something to give you bargaining power with other inmates. If you go to prison expecting to just get your head down and do your time, you're going to find it very rough indeed.
|>>|| No. 435906
They do sell tiny smartphones, too. They're a bit bigger but nothing you couldn't get up there with perseverance.
|>>|| No. 435907
I'd be more worried about getting it back out and the x-ray machine. I think I'm going to stay on the outside if it's alright with you.
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