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>> No. 443472 Anonymous
24th April 2021
Saturday 7:58 pm
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Alright lads, how's it going?
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>> No. 443473 Anonymous
24th April 2021
Saturday 8:06 pm
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Great! I built a new coldframe to put my agave in. I need to add another level to it in order to fit them all, potted up in, but I've reclaimed almost enough second-hand glass to do that with. How's yours?
>> No. 443474 Anonymous
24th April 2021
Saturday 8:14 pm
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Seriously I bought all this sim racing shit and I can't use it without getting really drowsy. I think it's sopite syndrome, fuck.
>> No. 443475 Anonymous
24th April 2021
Saturday 8:48 pm
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>>443474

Forgive me, but doesn't this apply only to actual motion? I know that you can't simulate vection in a static sim cockpit, but I suppose that is a very specific thing.
>> No. 443476 Anonymous
24th April 2021
Saturday 9:30 pm
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>>443475
I get the same thing on trains and buses, real ones. Less so in cars, but I don't actually drive because I'm a manchild. I remember falling asleep while riding a bike as a child too. I put the public transport down to being tired at the end of the day, but I get the feeling that my eyelids are getting heavier and heavier when I'm racing or watching footage in the first person. They can test for it virtually apprently so I think games could induce it. Regular motion sickness can affect people while they play games well.

Maybe it's all BS, but I was trying to drive at about noon today and after forty minutes I was ready for bed. I'm hoping it's an inner ear thing, because that's been an issue for some time, but I only thought about it in the sense of it being a minor irritation, not turning me into a hypnosis victim. If pharmacies are open on Sundays I'll buy some industrial strength ear wax dissolver and go from there.

I know this sounds silly, but it's like I've got an IV drip full of lager when I (pretend to) drive. Heaven for some, but I'd like a say in the matter.
>> No. 443477 Anonymous
24th April 2021
Saturday 9:51 pm
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I've asked my Dad want he wants for his birthday and all he wants is a bar of Dairy Milk. I can't just get him that but he's so difficult to buy for.
>> No. 443478 Anonymous
24th April 2021
Saturday 10:34 pm
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>>443476
I thought everyone gets this to an extent. This is most worrying as like you I'm also a manchild who was planning on learning before covid hit.

At least you've got something that'll stop you ever having insomnia again. Some people would pay good money for that kind of tool - and if it stops working due to tolerance then problem solved.

>>443477
Get him one of those gift boxes with foreign/retro sweets. Always a bit of a ripoff but he'll get some novelty out of it.
>> No. 443479 Anonymous
25th April 2021
Sunday 9:36 pm
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>>443477
Get him the biggest bar of Dairy Milk money can buy, then. It's apparently 850g at the time of writing but I'm sure I got bigger ones at Christmas when I was a kid.
>> No. 443480 Anonymous
25th April 2021
Sunday 10:02 pm
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>>443479
I reckon I could still end up accidentally eating one of them in one-sitting. You' know when you just have a nibble and then the next minute you're feeling very sorry indeed.

The chocolate that is. I'm not a pedo.
>> No. 443481 Anonymous
25th April 2021
Sunday 11:58 pm
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>>443477

He might have meant the original Dairy Milk, before they ruined the recipe to taste like solid brown rectangles of grease.
>> No. 443540 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 2:31 am
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>>443479
You almost certainly did, 1kg bars used to exist.
>> No. 443543 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 12:27 pm
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>>443472
I'd completely forgotten that Monday is a day off.
>> No. 443544 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 12:38 pm
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>>443543
Did you at least remember the exam revisits this morning? Can't fucking believe I had to get up at 0630 to do a fucking compulsory GCSE exam.
>> No. 443545 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 12:54 pm
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>>443544
The what now?

In other random news, I found this - the driver has nuts of steel.


>> No. 443547 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 2:27 pm
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I was having a strangely enjoyable dream about cheating on my ex but then the person I cheated with turning out to be shit in bed, then sharing a nice intimate moment with her afterwards where I realised how lucky I was.

Postman woke me up with a parcel for my real girlfriend, and I have a craving for jammy dodgers now.
>> No. 443548 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 3:23 pm
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>>443545

Just another day on the M1.
>> No. 443555 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 7:19 pm
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I am trying not to be excited about the Line of Duty finale this evening, but I am failing.
>> No. 443556 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 8:47 pm
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All good, drinking Bishops Finger and listening to my teenlad tunes.
>> No. 443557 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 9:58 pm
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Obviously I've not watched this, and yeah, yeah, he's probably a millionaire and he has steak for dinner every night and he eats it off the nude body of his solid gold girlfriend who has diamonds for tits, but is my gut reaction that a lad who looks like a grown man doing this is embarrassing bullshit or not? Is this actually somehow much worse than Dick 'n' Dom in da Bungalow? Or, again, am I just being a miserable, old, twenty-something and even having an opinion on what is clearly kids entertainment marks me out as an irredeemable shit?

It's the last bit, isn't it? Yeah, it is.
>> No. 443558 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 10:01 pm
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>>443557

God almighty
>> No. 443560 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 10:36 pm
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>>443557
No that's fair enough - his money came at the cost of his dignity and self-respect much like a whore. Youtube should never have allowed people to make a living off producing content and it's our moral duty at this point to show the next generation how to use adblockers and SponserBlock.

>twenty-something

For the love of God get off this website. Don't make the mistake we did.
>> No. 443561 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 10:39 pm
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Is it illegal to make threats, in the abstract? Like, can I threaten a policeman that if I don't get what I want, I'm going to stand on one leg for thirty seconds? Hypothetically speaking him not using his discretion to ignore me for being a waste of time but if he was feeling vindictive, could I be lawfully arrested for it?
>> No. 443562 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 10:53 pm
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>>443561
Only if the policeperson found you standing on one leg threatening.
>> No. 443563 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 11:16 pm
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>>443562
Anyone can find anything "threatening", that can't be illegal in itself. Actively making threats though?
>> No. 443564 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 11:25 pm
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>>443561
No, you will even get off if there's no reason to suspect a threat of immediate harm and there's frequently cited precedent for this. So if you said "I'd kill you if it wasn't illegal" it wouldn't count. I'm sure they could still find reason to detain you for being a knobhead though.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuberville_v_Savage

I'd add that I fucking hated studying Criminal Law and this was many years ago so I wouldn't go out and actually do it.
>> No. 443565 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 11:38 pm
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>>443564
No I wasn't really planning to but that does remind me that I was wondering a while ago if it would be illegal to go around with banners that say "Introduce capital punishment for Priti Patel". It's not a threat to do anything illegal, in fact it's paraphrasing her with a personalised twist.
>> No. 443566 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 12:23 am
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>>443565

I can't breathe ladm7
>> No. 443567 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 12:30 am
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>>443566
Do you need a tracheotomy?
>> No. 443568 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 12:46 am
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>>443565

Honestly I'm of the opinion that politicians should be an exception to the normal rules, and fair game for anyone.

In fact I think we should make a bit of a tradition of it. We could get kids in school to pick a politician and write them a death threat once a year, to get them engaged; like the book fair or sports day.
>> No. 443569 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 1:01 am
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>>443568
If you've posted that opinion here before in the past couple of weeks, then I saw it and the more I think about it, the more I agree. I'm sure it's only all fun and games till some deranged maniac goes and stabs Jo Cox, but the threat of such a thing makes a good release valve which can really help our public servants to understand what their electorate want from them.
>> No. 443571 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 1:30 am
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>>443565
I figure you'd be fine. So long as you're not actively harassing her and her family anyway. It's just a bit BRILLIANT like how "kill the bill" has a double meaning.

>>443568
Sounds cuntish. I'm not saying that politicians haven't been babies lately when it comes to abuse but I don't think it makes for a healthy society either.

If you don't care that a politician has to spend all day reading peoples' anger management issues then you should consider that they also have staff who need to spend all day reading it again and again. It might feel good to say but that's usually the sign that you shouldn't have said it.
>> No. 443572 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 1:32 am
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I'm just going to come out and say it.

Priti Patel is a fucking coconut.

There's a difference between BAME folk adapting to a white supremacist system and proudly embracing it.
>> No. 443573 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 1:37 am
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>>443569
Labour lost one last time, so it's only fair the next one is a Tory. The only problem is that there are so many deserving cunts in that party that it's hard to choose just one.
>> No. 443574 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 1:42 am
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>>443571
Yeah. I'm not fundamentally aiming to get her executed, even if it can be made legal. Realistic or no. It's just to make the point back at her that what she's angled for can be pointed right back at her, in a fair system.
>> No. 443575 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 2:11 am
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>>443572

You don't have to be white to be a supremacist. You just have to be one of the rich cunts sitting on enough power and privilege that its mechanisms don't affect you.
>> No. 443577 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 5:28 am
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>>443572
It always tickles me when idiots expect all non-white people to think and act within certain parameters, usually without realising how racist they're being.
>> No. 443578 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 9:53 am
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>>443572

I'm not sure "coconut" is the right term. It depends on whether she actually believes what she's saying, but I'm far more inclined to think that she's just another shrewd political opportunist who is good at playing the game.

It's inevitable that stuff like this happens in our system -- finding the right brown person to enact policies and say things that would be unacceptable coming from other people is a very predictable party tactic. Patel has very likely placed herself to become that person throughout her career, because ambitious people want to rise through the ranks. It's a perverse system of incentives to serve the powerful and punish dissenters.

I worry it'll still be true even if we attempt to pay attention to class again, because class can also be a part of identity politics. In the future I predict the politicians who are rewarded will be the ones who say, "I grew up on a council estate and I can assure you they're all scum and deserve to be shot", because it's okay when it comes from the right person.
>> No. 443579 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 10:40 am
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>>443572
This is so obviously bait from some /pol/fag wanker. And in the weekend thread of all places. Get a clue, lads.
>> No. 443580 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 11:30 am
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>>443578
>In the future I predict the politicians who are rewarded will be the ones who say, "I grew up on a council estate and I can assure you they're all scum and deserve to be shot", because it's okay when it comes from the right person.
THE FUTURE IS NOW
>> No. 443581 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 11:40 am
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>>443578

Loads of British Indian people are natural Thatcherites. Their families really did start a successful business from nothing and they don't see why everyone else can't. As a demographic their household income and share of wealth is well above average. Shamanismophobia is rife in the British Indian community for somewhat understandable historical reasons, which is often veiled in a more socially-acceptable "we need the right sort of immigration and immigrants need to integrate" sort of rhetoric.

Priti Patel genuinely represents the views of a large proportion of British Indians. British laplanderstanis and Bangladeshis overwhelmingly vote Labour, but a lot of people on the left seem unable to tell them apart.

With that said, Patel is clearly a bit psychopathic - before politics, she did PR for British American Tobacco.
>> No. 443586 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 9:10 pm
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>>443581

>Their families really did start a successful business from nothing

Not really, many of them were upper caste poshos by Indian standards. Coming to Britain that still puts you on the lower end of the scale, but it's not like they had nothing. That and it's easy to run a profitable shop when you don't follow any of the rules and you're using your twelve kids for unpaid labour.

But that's just like you say. Natural Thatcherites.
>> No. 443587 Anonymous
4th May 2021
Tuesday 9:55 am
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>>443580

You're right, I was being naive. Of course this tactic is occurring now and has probably already been done in the past.
>> No. 443588 Anonymous
4th May 2021
Tuesday 10:59 am
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>>443586

I would be interested to know in data whether the Indians who make a good living in the UK did so by accumulation of generational wealth, or whether they came here with a good amount of money, and to what degree established networks plays into it. But then, I'm >>/£$€¥/8631 lad and I seem to have a bloody hard time finding quantitative research on this stuff.
>> No. 443651 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 2:41 pm
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I might have a lass coming over this evening but I really need to clean my flat beforehand. When I was a teenager the place would already be gleaming but now that I'm in my early 30s with a full-time job more than ever I'd really rather sit in my own filth playing computer games at the weekend.

Youth is wasted on the young.
>> No. 443652 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 2:57 pm
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It's raining. I've just got a drain rod stuck, probably irretrievably and the drain's still not flowing. My hands smell, I'm cold and wet, and not entirely happy.
>> No. 443655 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 6:13 pm
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>>443652
If you want some inspiration:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXX4u-pH2uk
>> No. 443656 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 7:09 pm
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>>443655

That man is my hero, but I would not invite him round to dinner.
>> No. 443658 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 8:25 pm
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>>443655

That's so grimly fascinating. I secretly kind of like doing work like this, albeit on a far smaller and less dangerous scale. Everything is just so clean afterwards.
>> No. 443659 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 8:38 pm
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I can hear the neighbours arguing.
>> No. 443660 Anonymous
9th May 2021
Sunday 11:55 am
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A strategy game or a racing game? No, Sopranos clips.
>> No. 443661 Anonymous
9th May 2021
Sunday 1:46 pm
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I went for a walk along the canal this morning. There was a man, I guess he was in his mid-forties, who had what I can only describe as techno-panpipe music blasting out of his rucksack.
>> No. 443662 Anonymous
9th May 2021
Sunday 3:04 pm
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>>443661
Did you do the necessary? Did anyone see?
>> No. 443663 Anonymous
9th May 2021
Sunday 3:17 pm
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>>443661
Was it better or worse than techno bagpipes?

>> No. 443664 Anonymous
9th May 2021
Sunday 4:55 pm
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>>443662
The successful canal push requires darkness and either fast moving water or an inebriated victim. I had none of these.

>>443663
Probably better but still awful.
>> No. 443665 Anonymous
9th May 2021
Sunday 5:19 pm
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>>443661
Maybe so goa trance or some the like.
>> No. 443704 Anonymous
14th May 2021
Friday 12:07 pm
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I need to get a tablet for work and I think I need to reign in what I'm looking to buy. At the minute I've got my eye on an iPad Pro for £600 from Costsco; as I'm self-employed I should be able to knock off at least 20% when I put it through my expenses. It's mainly going to be used for running a few apps and presentations during client meetings so all I really need is something that will have a decent screen, run smoothly and have quite a lot of longevity but now I've got it into my head if I spend a little more I'll be able to run things like Football Manager Touch to keep me entertained whilst I'm sat in my car in the middle of nowhere between meetings.

https://www.costco.co.uk/Apple/Apple-iPad-Pro-2nd-Gen-11-Inch-128GB-Wifi-MY252BA-in-Silver/p/328138
>> No. 443706 Anonymous
14th May 2021
Friday 1:58 pm
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>>443704
Yes, driving and playing games is an excellent idea.
>> No. 443707 Anonymous
14th May 2021
Friday 2:08 pm
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>>443706
I meant when I've parked up and have an hour or so to kill until my next appointment.
>> No. 443708 Anonymous
14th May 2021
Friday 3:54 pm
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>>443707
Yeah I realised that was probably the case as soon as I'd posted.
>> No. 443709 Anonymous
14th May 2021
Friday 5:19 pm
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>>443704
That's a surprisingly good price - I've seen all the Apple stuff in Costco obvs, but didn't know they actually discounted them.
>> No. 443710 Anonymous
14th May 2021
Friday 5:24 pm
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>>443704

I'd say go for it. I'm definitely more of an android person but I've yet to find an android tablet as nicely built as an iPad. Personally I'd also look at a Surface of some description but I think that's just because a windows device would play better with my existing work stuff. At that Costco price you can't go wrong.
>> No. 443711 Anonymous
14th May 2021
Friday 5:43 pm
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>>443709
The new iPad Pro launches later this month so you can get some older stock reduced. Currys and Amazon had the same model for about the same price but both sold out.
>> No. 443712 Anonymous
14th May 2021
Friday 7:22 pm
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Who of you keeps crisps in the cupboard? I'm partial to Hot Dorritos, which I eat with chopsticks, but they're terribly greasy.
I am currently struck with nostalgia for Golden Wonder.
Holy shit I forgot about Tomato Sauce flavour.
>> No. 443714 Anonymous
14th May 2021
Friday 8:15 pm
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>>443712

I'm far too much of a crisp fiend/greedy fat cunt to keep crisps in the cupboard. If I buy a multipack it's to eat all of them in a day or two while sat on my sofa watching worthless youtube videos about rebuilding engines I don't own.
>> No. 443715 Anonymous
14th May 2021
Friday 8:41 pm
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>>443704
Why don't you just buy a work laptop? You can even get one with a touch-screen or one of those ones where you can close it and use at as a heavier tablet because it has a screen on the back.

>>443712
I used to have them in the beforetime because I'd usually make myself a packed lunch. People in the office probably laughed at me but I saved money and making sandwiches is cheap and easy so it reminded me a lot of your mum.

Anyway my favourite are Kettle lightly salted. I don't do 'owt weird with them other than occasionally scratch my mouth because they're like eating glass.
>> No. 443716 Anonymous
14th May 2021
Friday 10:51 pm
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>>443715
I like those crisps, particularly in sandwiches.
>> No. 443722 Anonymous
15th May 2021
Saturday 3:33 pm
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>>443715
rabble rabble, you lot with your fancy chips what's wrong with the chippy next door, support local workers yer get yer head kicked in.
>> No. 443723 Anonymous
15th May 2021
Saturday 3:34 pm
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>>443722
Don't worry lad, we'll be the ones drinking wine an' eatin kettles when this revolution is done.
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15th May 2021
Saturday 6:02 pm
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Today I have been to feed the ducks and there were a few little ducklings about. Then I went to the charity shop and I picked up Peter Crouch's bulk to bulk out what I'm getting my dad for his birthday. On the way home I went to Farmfoods and they had Linda McCartney mince for 99p so I bought shitloads of it.

I ruddy love ducklings.
>> No. 443725 Anonymous
15th May 2021
Saturday 7:59 pm
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I wish this winter would fucking end. It's hailing for the third time this week. What a piss take.
>> No. 443726 Anonymous
15th May 2021
Saturday 8:11 pm
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>>443724
Don't give them bread.
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15th May 2021
Saturday 8:20 pm
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>>443726
>The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said it was fine to feed small amounts of bread to ducks but people should also feed them sweetcorn, porridge oats, peas and bird seed.

>Swan Support, which rescues swans, ducks and geese, said many were starving because people had stopped feeding them bread in recent years. They blamed a campaign called Ban the Bread, which was started by a company selling bird food.

>"They wanted people to buy their food and that's where it all started," said Wendy Hermon from Swan Support. "We were picking them up dying everywhere."

>She said flocks of birds had become established in certain areas because of people feeding them and they had become reliant on this food supply. "It's absolutely fine to feed bread. Bread has been fed to swans, ducks and geese for hundreds of years," she said. However, she said people should only throw in as much as the birds ate, so there was no excess bread left behind to decay.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-50081386
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15th May 2021
Saturday 8:34 pm
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>>443726
Let them eat cake!
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15th May 2021
Saturday 9:06 pm
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>>443722
Pret is counter-revolutionary.

>>443727
>should also feed them sweetcorn, porridge oats, peas and bird seed.

They'll be wanting the quinoa next. Say no to duck pond gentrification.
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15th May 2021
Saturday 9:34 pm
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I made a wee salad using greens from my garden today and it was quite nice.
>> No. 443731 Anonymous
15th May 2021
Saturday 9:49 pm
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Went for a long trek this afternoon. Was going alright until we got piss wet through on the way back to the train station, and subsequently spent about the next two hours freezing and miserable. Didn't even get to have a pint because the walk was a lot longer than expected, and that was the whole point of going on the train instead of just driving.
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15th May 2021
Saturday 10:12 pm
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>>443731
I'm positive this time last year I'd spent weeks just sitting in the sun in the garden, doing what wfh I could but mostly enjoying the sunshine and watching the plants getting bigger. This year, whenever it stops pissing down for more than an hour I just find slugs have eaten more and more of my seedlings.
>> No. 443733 Anonymous
15th May 2021
Saturday 11:12 pm
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Violently frustrated, I hope everyone dies, everyone everyone everyone. Fuck everything.
>> No. 443734 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 4:51 am
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>>443733

What's up m8?
>> No. 443735 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 9:08 am
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>>443733

Then I have good news for you about the nature of human existence...
>> No. 443736 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 2:45 pm
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How much poo can your body hold?

I was quite constipated for a few days last week, because I'd been working lates and over doing it on the cheese and carbs. Looking in the mirror one evening I looked like I had a real beer gut, dad bod going on.

After remedying the situation with an over-compensatory amount of fibre for the last few days, I've been shitting like clockwork, and the bloat has gone down. So luckily I'm not getting fat, I was just full of shit. But that must been a hell of a lot of shit.
>> No. 443737 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 3:17 pm
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>>443736
I worked with a lass and she only pooed about once a week. I'm sure she said some of them were nearly the size of her forearm.
>> No. 443738 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 3:37 pm
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>>443737
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megacolon

Poo capacity depends on the size of your colon and your diet. It's a good idea to keep a healthy flow as your body will stretch to accommodate.
>> No. 443739 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 3:38 pm
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>>443736
A friend once advised me to do a huge shit and look at how big it is, then to take pride in the fact that I can theoretically take that much dick without injury.
>> No. 443740 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 3:51 pm
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>>443737

Have you got her phone number?
>> No. 443741 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 4:36 pm
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>>443740
I don't think you lads would be able to handle her.
>> No. 443742 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 4:43 pm
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>>443741
Speak for yourself. After she's had my forearms she'll be calling me Popeye.
>> No. 443743 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 4:54 pm
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>>443727
I took a bag of frozen veg to the duckpond at britfa.gs recommendation. They all turned thier bills up to it. I felt like a nutter, litering the floor with diced carrots and what not.
>> No. 443744 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 4:58 pm
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>>443743
Lesson learned. Never take advice from this place.

What duck's really love is a crisp sandwich.
>> No. 443745 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 4:59 pm
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>>443743

They probably knew it wasn't organic. They've all been gentrified now, if it isn't ethically sourced from Waitrose they don't give a quack.
>> No. 443746 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 5:27 pm
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It turns out I'm out of suet, so I've had to make dumplings with butter and self raising flour. I have the feeling they'll be a bit shit.
>> No. 443748 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 7:31 pm
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Anywhere in particular you lads would recommend getting a kitchen utensil set from? Apparently it's really important there's a matching potato masher.
>> No. 443749 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 7:33 pm
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>>443748
procook have outlets in various places and aren't overpriced.

You can probably find a catering supply store somewhere near you where you can piece together a set that'll be matching.

I usually just mooch around TKmaxx and have a hodge podge of different things that suit me.
>> No. 443750 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 7:46 pm
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I thought I'd get a headstart on some work this afternoon so my Monday isn't such a joke. It hasn't gone well.
>> No. 443751 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 7:59 pm
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>>443748
Costco have the Joseph and Joseph ones in a set for 20 quid at the moment. They're good because they don't mark non-stick.
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16th May 2021
Sunday 10:59 pm
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>>443748

Procook is also my go to, their knives are just as good as my Wusthofs and have survived similar hell in professional kitchens - I don't think I have any of their utensils other than a whisk, but if they can make good knives, they make good anything.
>> No. 443753 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 11:05 pm
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>>443731
I now understand your pain. The weather waited until I was the optimum distance from home to start on something out of the bible. The worst part was how rain can give you an itchy cough so I'm walking along trying to suppress a cough so the people around me don't think I have the 'rona.

Complain ticked.
>> No. 443754 Anonymous
16th May 2021
Sunday 11:45 pm
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There are no good emotions it's all shit and I need to stop living.
>> No. 443755 Anonymous
17th May 2021
Monday 1:27 am
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>>443754
No you don't. Stay alive. Ask a doctor if you continue feeling this way; they'll love to help you.
>> No. 443763 Anonymous
17th May 2021
Monday 3:09 pm
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>>443755
Lol.
>> No. 443767 Anonymous
17th May 2021
Monday 8:21 pm
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>>443763
Thank you. I'm here all week. You should be too. Stay here all week.
>> No. 443842 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 11:02 am
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I've got The Simpsons on in the background whilst I'm lazing around this morning. I'm not one of those purists but it's really, really bad. This episode is from the 22nd series.
>> No. 443843 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 12:51 pm
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>>443842
It makes me sad to watch it. It's like they literally forgot the point of a comedy is to write jokes, and seem to prefer picking an issue or fad of some kind and then doing a Simpsons™ take on it.
>> No. 443846 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 1:51 pm
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It's quite remarkable how sophomoric it is now. The earlier series have jokes on top of jokes to the point there are famous gags that overshadow other good lines seconds either side of them. Oh well, I suppose it's one of the less harmful ways people have become incredibly wealthy.

https://youtu.be/20aLCyE30wg
>> No. 443849 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 3:16 pm
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The other day I found a YouTube channel that for the past twelve years had just uploaded videos of Descent II in which the uploader had replaced textures on in game bosses with photos of people he knew from school and maybe girls he'd dated. He's still at it, and while I don't want to link to the channel because it seems like he's genuinely unwell I really feel the need to tell someone else it exists. It's very easy to get trapped by one's own history.
>> No. 443851 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 5:06 pm
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>>443849

Here's hoping that it's some sort of bizarre in-joke between friends, or an extreme childhood fondness for the Gameboy Camera, rather than genuine mental illness.
>> No. 443852 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 6:46 pm
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>>443849
I find it rude you haven't linked it.

There was some autistic guy who made hundreds of hours of really dull model train videos perhaps where he narrated some dull story over the top. It was very strange. Perhaps it was linked from here.
>> No. 443853 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 6:52 pm
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>>443852

TheNewStoryteller?
>> No. 443854 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 7:03 pm
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>>443853
Ah cheers that's the one.
>> No. 443856 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 10:27 pm
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Concerning levels of "I don't want to be awake anymore" going on.
>> No. 443857 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 11:16 pm
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>>443856
So go to bed it was a reasonable time to when you posted it.
>> No. 443858 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 11:16 pm
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>>443856
I'm off to bed now too.
>> No. 443859 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 11:29 pm
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Hang on when the fuck did Graham Norton become a grandad?
>> No. 443860 Anonymous
23rd May 2021
Sunday 12:09 am
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Fucking hilarious nil pois. Poor bloke, he seemed like a nice chap as well in the pre-show documentary. Can't be helping his clinical anxiety.
>> No. 443862 Anonymous
23rd May 2021
Sunday 12:11 pm
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The spastic 20 seconds in is quite fit, ngl. I think she was in Tracy Beaker.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAQg-OXej1E
>> No. 443967 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 5:40 am
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I went out for a curry last night and then I had a shag when I got home. Now I have tummy ache.
>> No. 443968 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 12:14 pm
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I really thought those Wheatabix would change how I felt about killing myself, but it seems not.
>> No. 443969 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 1:12 pm
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>>443968
Try a yoghurt instead. And maybe a yakult.
>> No. 443970 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 2:13 pm
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>>443969

I've been trying Activia for the last couple of weeks, and I actually have noticed a lift in my mood. It's not an overnight change to everything being rainbows and unicorns, but certainly that constant sense of looming existential dread I've been too familiar with for the last few years seems to have eased off.

Like a lot of people I'm sure, I was deeply skeptical it would do anything, because frankly I just didn't like the idea that my mental health problems ultimately came down to my guts. But there's definitely something to it.
>> No. 443971 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 2:15 pm
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Fill your boot(s) with mannequin lads! £50, all you can take!

https://mannakin.com/p/drive-through-heist/
>> No. 443972 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 2:32 pm
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>>443971

>We often get asked about hands. You are welcome to hands but there is a limit of 5 pairs per customer along with other parts. Under no circumstances whatsoever will you be able to fill your car boot with hands. Please don’t ask.
>> No. 443973 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 2:45 pm
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>>443971
£50and you can't even climb on the mountain, they can fuck right off.
>> No. 443974 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 4:09 pm
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I've noticed that Foreign Affairs is £20 this weekend but I'm wondering if there's a better publication for this, ones that aren't tied to Washington DC thinking. Are there any British equivalents beyond picking up a newspaper subscription? Ones that don't cost hundreds of pounds a year?
>> No. 443975 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 6:05 pm
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>>443974
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists? Politico? The World Today?
>> No. 443976 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 6:06 pm
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Scratch Politico, sorry, I thought it was European.
>> No. 444000 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 10:30 pm
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Not trying to be a cunt, say you've been chatting up a lass but find out she's out of work at the moment. Is that a red-flag or is it still fair game in covid-land? Not furloughed but jobless.

Just thinking about the drawback and if the shoe were on the other foot.
>> No. 444001 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 10:39 pm
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My cold has gotten slightly better. The biggest problem is now a persistent dry cough that really saps my energy.

What's really annoying is that I keep having to tell people that no, in all likelihood, it isn't covid. I've had my first jab and a lateral flow test earlier this week when my throat was beginning to feel irritated came back negative. Everybody keeps saying "Make sure you keep an eye on it". It's like, thanks, I never would have figured out the moderate importance of that without you reminding me.
>> No. 444002 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 10:39 pm
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Here's some wild cows from the Calderdale moors today.
>> No. 444003 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 11:11 pm
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I think I've gotten much too attached to the wellbeing of Ross Scott's YouTube career.

>>444002
They look quite docile to me. Stop casting aspersions!
>> No. 444004 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 11:51 pm
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The Hobbit trilogy is shit.
>> No. 444005 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 12:04 am
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>>444000

Depends, long term or just out of luck right now?

I've had a few girlfriends who are an absolute liability in terms of employment, and couldn't keep a job for longer than a fortnight. It was alright in my early 20s when he quality of sex made up for it and the long term future didn't matter so much, but nowadays I wouldn't tolerate it for long.

In general, it invariably comes with a whole raft of other personality defects, in my experience.
>> No. 444006 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 12:26 am
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One set of parents have moved from suburban Swansea to Mumbles. There's precisely one road to/from the city, so naturally the combination of a bank holiday weekend and a real possibility of sunshine meant it's been rammed all day every day.

On the upside I discovered that the local millionaire has pissed off the plebs and they've decided to let him know how they feel through the medium of car horns:


Absolute legend at 2:30.
>> No. 444007 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 12:53 am
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>>444000
The stereotypical imageboard poster is a filthy NEET, so I say go for it. Even if she doesn't post here, or anywhere else, you'll almost certainly have other things in common. A century ago, almost all women were jobless. Your grandma was probably a scrounging layabout, and I assume you liked her.
>> No. 444008 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 1:00 am
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>>444007

My grandma was a manager at Marks and Spencer, fuck you.
>> No. 444009 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 1:18 am
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>>444008
Did you fancy her more than jobless girl?
>> No. 444010 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 2:11 am
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Not too sure, she said she didn't want to talk about it. From cyberstalking and general conversation it looks like she's an out of work early-years immigrant worker and hasn't had a decent education beyond learning English.

So yeah, I'm pretty much thinking with my dick here aren't I. Great conversation, lads. I'll try extricate myself before I knock up the fit and exotic maid who can't go halves on a mortgage.

>In general, it invariably comes with a whole raft of other personality defects, in my experience.

Pretty much yeah; I spent the vast majority of my 20s and late teens out of work, aside from uni. I assure you that while I'm now in an exciting career I'm also unhinged from the experience - though spending most of my life on the internet also made me brain good.

>>444007
Being a mum is a full-time job x
>> No. 444011 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 2:17 am
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Try to extricate myself that is. I have a history with ditzy Eastern European women and a cream pie fetish.
>> No. 444014 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 1:22 pm
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Went for a dip in the mixed ponds at Hampstead Heath yesterday. £4.05 for a quick jump in and then a dry off.

It wasn't even that cold, just I'd been lying around all day and wasn't warmed up. Sure I'll go for a proper swim next time. Thing is though, I felt like I'd both exerted myself and quite refreshed, just from a literal dip. Is this a sensation I can look up?
>> No. 444015 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 1:52 pm
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>>444014
Wim Hoff has a lot to teach you


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>> No. 444016 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 2:18 pm
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I see your wild cows, and raise you wild cows and horses, from the wild lands of Staines Moor. Not pictured: scenic views of the M25 and power lines.
>> No. 444017 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 2:29 pm
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I've not seen a thalidomide in years. Did they die out?
>> No. 444019 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 5:04 pm
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I went to the seaside today. It made me remember that I don't really like people. There are also a lot of overweight women in this country.
>> No. 444020 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 5:10 pm
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>>444019
Please don't start them going.
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31st May 2021
Monday 5:33 pm
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I popped out, and my neighbour's bins were out. My brain's initial reaction was to query whether I had possibly travelled forward in time a few days, but then quickly followed up with the more likely explanation that he's gone away for a few days.
>> No. 444023 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 5:45 pm
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Yeah, it's weird on days like today when the weekend thread is up on a Thursday.
>> No. 444026 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 6:53 pm
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I'm going to do a sensory deprivation tank later on today.
>> No. 444027 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 6:59 pm
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>>444026
Imagine if someone locked you in then started a fire under it.
>> No. 444028 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 7:15 pm
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I've been gone about a year from this place, what have I missed?
>> No. 444029 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 7:18 pm
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>>443472

Bezzie mate an heroed last week but I only found out over the weekend so called in sick to work. Just cba with anything anymore.
>> No. 444031 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 8:42 pm
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>>444019
They tend to be clustered in the north, at least.
>> No. 444032 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 8:45 pm
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It was a beach in Yorkshire. I did notice that a lot of obese women, proper proper fat ones, have tattoos of pin up models on the back of their calves. If that how they see themselves?
>> No. 444033 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 9:16 pm
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Yes, obese women think that the rockabilly style is sexy on them. Best not to question it.
>> No. 444035 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 10:17 pm
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About 20 years ago, you used to be able to get smart price/tesco value frosted flakes directly in a bag. No cardboard box, just a plastic bag. These particular flakes had a very distinctive construction -- they were more 'puffy' than frosties, and had what appeared to be considerably more sugar.

I want some, but I have no idea if that particular formulation still exists. I've tried asda's own (not smart price), and also aldi's, but both are too close to actual frosties, and not the type I remember.

Any ideas, lads? They apparently still do tesco value cereals in the Phillipines, but I wasn't able to find a picture of the bag as I remember from 1999/2000, surprisingly enough.
>> No. 444036 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 10:24 pm
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Those things in your picture look identical to the French cereal Chocapic, is that what you mean?
>> No. 444037 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 10:29 pm
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>>444036
Not chocolate, they were knock off frosties. The picture is for illustration purposes only. Though, they do seems to look a little bit like it if it wasn't chocolate.
>> No. 444038 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 10:32 pm
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>>444036
Chocapic used to be a staple in our cupboards whenever I would holiday abroad as a lad (spent most of the summers of my youth hopping around all of the various Spanish islands where you only encounter other working-class British people and maybe the odd German). I used to really look forward to having them. I'd put them in my mouth one or a few at a time and suck so that the shells would get stuck on my tongue.

Thanks for that nostalgia hit.
>> No. 444039 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 10:44 pm
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I don't want to jinx it but I've still yet to see a mozzie this year. The annoying thing is that my bug zapper has just arrived and was looking forward to hearing the little arseholes crackle by my bed all night.

Normally they start up in late April but I guess the backwards weather has killed them off. Hopefully permanently.
>> No. 444040 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 10:59 pm
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>I don't want to jinx it but I've still yet to see a mozzie this year

The mosquito horde need warm weather and stagnant water - we should not be unduly concerned with their threat this year. The ants on the other hand, have mobilised. Chaps, I fear for us - that at the start of July they will arrive, like a third reich/wave to forever emperil us, at our moment of weakness.
>> No. 444041 Anonymous
31st May 2021
Monday 11:16 pm
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Made some salad tonight with maple leaves, after reading that the Norway maple here in the back garden is actually edible and that in some vegan/alt food circles, people use maple leaves for anything from salad to wraps. Right now in spring is apparently a good time to consume them, while they're still fresh and tender.

I prepared it like a normal salad with cucumber and tomato, with the maple leaves chopped up to about the size of lamb's lettuce leaves.

I have to say the taste was a bit underwhelming. It wasn't unpleasant, just quite unremarkable. Somewhat neutral, with no particular distinctive flavour. I don't think I will have it again.
>> No. 444042 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 1:41 am
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>>444029
This feels like it shouldn't be allowed to just pass by unacknowledged. I doubt there is anything a handful of strangers can type to help you, but please let us know if there is.

>>444028
I started posting here a couple of months ago! So that's one change! There goes the neighbourhood. This site is shit now.
>> No. 444044 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 2:15 am
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>>444029

Same thing happened to me a couple of years ago, my condolences lad. Post back here if you need someone to chat with, I'll set up a disposable contact on some app or other. If you don't want to talk about it that's fine too but do look after yourself m8.
>> No. 444045 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 8:54 am
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>>444041

It may be bland, but maybe there's something to them nutritionally?
>> No. 444046 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 9:59 am
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>>444029
Keep an eye out for uncleholiclad, he seems to be in a similar place. There's discord if you want to chat shit and emo if you want to bare your soul.

If you can't be bothered with owt then maybe go to the south pacific islands and do nothing there instead.

>>444042
As long as you're not the one who goes full Quiggins each time he's asked to make a solid point, you can fuck off less slowly than the others.
>> No. 444047 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 10:06 am
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>>444045
They, along with many other maple leaves and seeds, are somewhat toxic to horses, where IIRC they fuck up the haemoglobin somehow.
I wouldn't make a habit o eating loads of them unless you want to make it into an obscure medical journal.
Also, Norway Maples are cunts of trees.
>> No. 444048 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 11:36 am
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>>444047

> Also, Norway Maples are cunts of trees.

They do spread very profusely if you don't keep them in check. If you don't rake up the winged seeds together with the foliage every autumn, you'll have dozens and up to hundreds of little tree saplings near your tree the following spring that you have to pull out one by one.

The upside is that you have a decorative, fast-growing tree that provides dense shade on a hot day. They can grow up to 90 feet, but we've had ours here cut back a few times by a tree surgeon. Maple also makes good firewood, although it doesn't burn quite as long and with as much of a pleasant smell as beech.

We used to make bows and arrows out of Norway maple as kids, because its rods have just the right amount of bendiness for a good flexible bow, while they are at the same time straight and rigid enough to fashion arrows out of them.
>> No. 444051 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 7:50 pm
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I think I must concede a mea culpa regarding my flag-fanatic street neighbours. Months of Union Jacks, half-mast Union Jacks for Racist Phil and an Easter Flag (no, me neither) led me to assume they must be Borisites of the worst sort, but today they put up a massive great big LGBT Pride flag, the one that's, aesthetically at least, awful on account of the black, brown and trans pride coloured bit on the side, no less. Maybe they just lost a bet on their Flag Botherers UK Facebook page, though that seems unlikely.
>> No. 444052 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 8:09 pm
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>>444051
Or maybe your preconceived notions and stereotypes are blinkered and limited in terms of whom might decide to fly a flag for one reason or another.

You can be a brown gender fluid "patriot" who loves ARE BORIS and also absolutely love a big juicy cock like. And at the same time be an absolute twat.

Not trying to start a cunt off for the record.
>> No. 444053 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 9:05 pm
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>>444051

Some people just love flags.
>> No. 444054 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 9:06 pm
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>>444053

Honestly it's pretty fun having one you can run up a pole. Doesn't matter much what's on it.
>> No. 444055 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 9:17 pm
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>>444054

Tell that to the judge m8.
>> No. 444056 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 9:24 pm
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>>444055

Dear kindly Judge, your Honor
My parents treat me rough
With all their marijuana
They won't give me a puff
They didn't wanna have me
But somehow I was had
Leapin' lizards! That's why I'm so bad!
>> No. 444059 Anonymous
1st June 2021
Tuesday 11:16 pm
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>>444052

Maybe his neighbour is Julian Clary.
>> No. 444065 Anonymous
2nd June 2021
Wednesday 8:36 am
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>>444055

My mates neighbour did used to fly a Swastika now and again when we were younger. Odd guy, used to walk around in denim shorts and a big cowboy hat.
>> No. 444112 Anonymous
4th June 2021
Friday 7:08 pm
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A walk in the sun and some silly floppy hair has left me looking not unlike Harvey Dent.
>> No. 444125 Anonymous
5th June 2021
Saturday 8:14 am
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Woke up at 5, and couldn't get back to sleep. Not been out of the house in the morning for months. It is a strange feeling.
>> No. 444158 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 3:47 pm
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Today I've decided to have a sort through my DVD collection and have a bit of a clear out. Ummed and ahhed whether I should keep the likes of my Peep Show box set but they're available on All4 these days. I'll probably send it to a charity shop because Music Magie would give me a whopping £1.01 for it.
>> No. 444159 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 4:13 pm
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>they're available on All4 these days

This does not spark joy for me. The question you need to ask yourself is whether you will watch it again someday, it's naïve to assume All4 will have it indefinitely.
>> No. 444160 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 5:28 pm
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Today's solution is necking bourbon straight from the bottle and a 6 pack of Wagon Wheels.
>> No. 444161 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 5:31 pm
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>>444160
You're necking bourbon from a 6 pack of Wagon Wheels?
>> No. 444162 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 5:45 pm
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>>444161
It's called a 6:10 to Yuma and it's one of my favourite cocktails.
>> No. 444163 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 5:50 pm
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>>444162
I could get on board with that.
>> No. 444165 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 7:52 pm
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Would this make Mr Whippy style ice cream?

https://www.aldi.co.uk/ambiano-ice-cream-maker/p/711132479199000
>> No. 444166 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 8:08 pm
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>>444165

No.
>> No. 444167 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 8:09 pm
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Wait, maybe.
>> No. 444168 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 9:00 pm
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>>444165

Seems like it will, though I doubt it'll be exactly the same texture, it will be a little bit denser/thicker than a 'professional' soft serve. It'll be close though.
>> No. 444169 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 9:06 pm
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>whip up your favourite flavours in 15-25 minutes

This makes me think that you probably can't just make it for yourself and would need to do the whole batch in one sitting. Any idea on how much ice cream this would make? I can picture this being pretty nice to have in the office.
>> No. 444170 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 9:27 pm
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>>444169

It says it makes about a litre of ice cream. An average scoop of ice cream is about 60-80ml.

The thing with these little machines is you need to freeze the bowl for a considerable amount of time, usually overnight or longer - so you're making one batch a day at the most.

I'm sure you could use less mixture and make less ice cream just for yourself, but there's probably a minimum amount you have to do, or you'll end up with ice crystals. That's just a guess though.

It's thirty quid, it's probably worth a go.
>> No. 444175 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 12:08 am
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>> No. 444177 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 9:12 am
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I feel that, given the record of the media on treatment of gay people, if an LGBT+ organisation is pissing off all the newspapers, it's probably doing the right thing, yeah?
>> No. 444180 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 10:53 am
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>>444177
Stonewall's got a bit of a controversial reputation. I'm not aware of what's going on currently, but if they're pissing off all the papers, chances are they're just being cunts.

Rather than judge on who they're pissing off, what are they actually doing and why are the papers saying they're mad?
>> No. 444182 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 11:03 am
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>>444180
The word policing is that it is telling employers in its diversity training to use "parent who gave birth" instead of "mother."

The Guardian piece is about Stonewall advising universities on policies supporting transpeople which are deliberately misinterpreting the law as they would like it to be rather than what it actually is.

Sage because this should all be in the tranny thread rather than shitting up somewhere else.
>> No. 444185 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 11:20 am
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>>444180
>Rather than judge on who they're pissing off
No I think I'd rather do that. On one side you have LGBT+ people who actually support the charity, and on the other you have some newspaper columnist wastes of skin.
>> No. 444186 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 11:38 am
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>>444177
It's people, well, I say people, I mean "opinion writers", who are arch-conservatives with the sole caveat that they don't literally want to feed paupers in a machine that turns them into pig feed. Even that's up for debate in Tim Stanley's case. All three of those writers are Oxbridge educated, born-to-rule freaks, as are many others of their ilk, if we could exile them all the country would be a better place.
>> No. 444187 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 12:06 pm
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>>444185
>No I think I'd rather do that.
Well then, would you do it elsewhere? It sounds like you don't understand that the LGBT world is quite broad, and that simply being an LGBT charity does not mean you are universally supported, nor that your endeavours are necessarily good. It's perfectly possible for charities like Stonewall to be counter productive.

If you're the newlad, you're showing it quite clearly. It's frankly fucking retarded to shut down a request for more information by saying they're pissing off the right people and therefore must be doing something good.

Learn to respond more like >>444182, that kind of post grows the discussion rather than closing it down. Bad people bad, well done.
>> No. 444188 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 1:52 pm
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>>444185
>> No. 444189 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 2:11 pm
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>>444177

Sounds like a bit of that surf and turf you're always hearing about these days. Bunch of cranky old dykes getting bumsore whenever something reminds them PoV (people of vagina) aren't at the top of the equality tree any more. They just don't like not being the centre of attention.

The delightful meta-irony of fisherpersons constantly embodying the most cliché whale poacher tropes will never cease to amuse me.
>> No. 444190 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 2:11 pm
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>>444188
Chill out lads. Even if I wasn't being facetious, can you honestly not recognise a moral panic when you see one?
>> No. 444191 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 2:32 pm
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>>444187
>that kind of post grows the discussion rather than closing it down
Those articles are effectively arguing over the existence of trans people, which is something that is very much not up for discussion.
>> No. 444192 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 2:43 pm
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>>444191

Ah the state of Israel card.
>> No. 444193 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 2:52 pm
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>>444192
While we're at it, those brown-eyed people, eh?
>> No. 444194 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 3:06 pm
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You lads have gone all weird. Is it the heat making you cranky?
>> No. 444196 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 3:28 pm
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Making myself miserable by looking at the conditions for getting an Aus/NZ resident visa. Who'd've thought a skills based immigration system would be so cruel to those with a degree but no real skills?
>> No. 444198 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 3:44 pm
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>>444196

I don't really understand how my two friends, who are a teacher and a chef, managed to get into NZ. That seems like two job markets that are at capacity no matter where you are.
>> No. 444199 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 3:47 pm
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>>444198
Nobody wants to be a teacher unless you've ran out of options or are a carpet-bagger.
>> No. 444200 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 3:48 pm
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>>444196
It's odd when I see people who want to emigrate but only to countries that are as close as possible to being British. Is Hot-Britain and Britain-if-we-had-a-choice-on-where-it-would-be-in-relation-to-Europe really worth the hassle?

At least with Canada they seem to want immigrants and you can live in the central/west that are their own weird quasi-American thing.
>> No. 444201 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 3:49 pm
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>>444199

He claims he wanted to be a teacher all along, but I'm not sure. He has a physics degree, surely he could have found something better. Maybe he is just a carpet-bagger, his wife does look quite young.
>> No. 444202 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 3:53 pm
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>>444200

Australia isn't just hot Britain, it's hot Britain with less aggro and more space and nicer beaches. I think the people are nicer on average too, and the cars don't rust which is a big one for me. I'd move there if I had the opportunity and/or my parents were dead.

Even then, I'd contest that Britain but Sunny is a pretty fucking good reason to move across the planet. Don't you just feel so much better on our three days of sun?
>> No. 444203 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 4:15 pm
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>>444202
>less aggro

Shit and expensive internet. The worst part is the curtain twitching authoritarianism combined and how the economy is intertwined with resource extraction which creates the usual problems.

>Don't you just feel so much better on our three days of sun?

No.
>> No. 444206 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 4:20 pm
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>>444203

>The worst part is the curtain twitching authoritarianism

Good job we don't have any of that in britain
>> No. 444207 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 4:23 pm
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>>444194

I know someone here will have a go at me for saying it, but I strongly suspect we had a few new arrivals from the Rudgwick a few months back. Or maybe it's all the same lad, or one of the existing posters just got bored and decided to make a new OC.

Either way. There's a very tell-tale posting style that I never saw around here til recently.
>> No. 444208 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 4:25 pm
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>>444202
>and/or my parents were dead
Oddly grim.
>> No. 444209 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 4:43 pm
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>>444208

I mean yeah, but that's just the reality of having elderly parents. I wouldn't want to be too far away from them as they get less and less capable.
>> No. 444210 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 4:43 pm
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It'll be revengelad. He'll have given up trying to flood us with posters from 4chan and has decided to spread the word about us on Rudgwick instead.
>> No. 444212 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 5:23 pm
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>>444210
I just searched for the domain on rudgwicksteamshow.co.uk, came up with a few results all older than 7 years.

I do wonder how this place is found nowadays. I was going to bring it up on /r/badunitedkingdom once, but now they're a wee bit racist so probably best not.

>>444207
Yeah, I know what you mean. That "Shouldn't we be better than this" poster who was 'reflecting' on how the users of this site are bad people and should be more like them because of us saying bad things, but then refused to go into any of it and posted sealion comics.

They echoed that rudgwicksteamshow.co.uk style, where discussions are approached as combative rather than cooperative, with the intention of tripping up rather than elucidating, and what seemed to be the underlying assumption that we're all nazis in denial.

It's just a bit boring. At least with search/storm, there was a concerted effort to troll. I also find myself taking things in bad faith here, which is usually reserved for rudgwicksteamshow.co.uk.
>> No. 444213 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 6:05 pm
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>>444212
This whole "Act like a total cunt then be surprised and go on about it for months" when people don't want to engage with you is a relatively new thing too.
>> No. 444218 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 6:19 pm
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>>444213
It most certainly is not.
>> No. 444221 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 6:49 pm
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>>444191
No they're not. Even otherlads summary should provide you with more depth than that.

>>444194
It comes up every time transgenderism is brought up amongst other topics. There's one poster who is very cross indeed and operates on a kind of right-on 'I've never kissed a tory' mindset.

I've been tempted to see just how angry I can make him, make every post in the cunt-off over trannies being mentally ill men have a picture of a woman with her new baby, but he's probably one of the mods.
>> No. 444231 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 8:42 pm
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>>444221
Well, let's break down otherlad's summary:

if you insist on calling all preggers people 'mums', you're explicitly denying the existence of preggers trans men and enbies.

And the advice given to Essex Uni was that the Equality Act protects "gender identity", which isn't technically the wording but it operates as such in case law, so the only reason you'd give two-tenths of a shit about the difference is if you were looking for a way to erase trans people.

I don't even care that much about trannies but these stories are patently the media class trying to manufacture an outrage to fuck them over.
>> No. 444232 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 8:48 pm
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>I do wonder how this place is found nowadays
Newlad here. The online search results for "list of imageboards" are much less fruitful than you might expect, but there is one giant list of hundreds of different imageboards, and you're on it. You also start with B, so you're quite near the start alphabetically. And I hate to admit to this, but you are a fairly good community in several respects. Many other online places are totally dead now, so it's almost certainly going to get worse if this place doesn't die too.

And being called britfa.gs, you really sound, to the uninitiated, like a site for /brit/fags. I don't ever post on 4chan's /brit/ because it truly is the rectum of the universe, but if people who like it discover this site by chance, I can assure you they will shit it up something awful.

>>444207
>There's a very tell-tale posting style
All my posts are written like this one is. I get the feeling several people here write in a very similar way to me, but if not, then yes, it's me. Sorry.
>> No. 444233 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 9:06 pm
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>>444232

Nah, if it's the style you wrote that post in, it's not you. What

>444212

describes is more what I was getting at. There's just this very abrupt, "Well, I'm right, I don't need to bother doing anything other than being a snide arsehole about it" tone that you often get on Rudgewick and the likes, because people will upvote a sassy put-down more than they will a rational and considered argument.

Now, that's fine an all, and I won't deny I engage in exactly that sort of behaviour myself when I want a less cerebral internet-faring experience. But I don't do it on .gs, on .gs the cunt-off is a gentlemanly sport. On here it is poor form to be a snide arsehole without first earning the right to be a snide arsehole by making an argument that stands up to at least fleeting scrutiny.
>> No. 444236 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 11:20 pm
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>>444233
>less cerebral internet-faring experience
Not being funny but you sound like a right bumder m8.
>> No. 444237 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 6:49 am
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>>444236

So does your mum.
>> No. 444239 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 9:25 am
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>>444232
You're right that it looks like some people are 'trawling for upvotes' with their posting style now. They're closer to a 'clapback' than a retort.

>>444232
It's probably not you, but as has been proven, you can be self-reflective and still be a cunt.
>> No. 444421 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 7:52 am
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It's been nice knowing you lads.
>> No. 444422 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 8:59 am
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>>444421
At least the few who do survive have a week of cool weather after. Good luck lads.
>> No. 444426 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 9:48 am
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>>444421
Why are you all such bitches about a bit of warm weather? It's not like it's cracking 33+, it's just a nice bit of sun.
>> No. 444427 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 9:55 am
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>>444426
I live in a greenhouse.
>> No. 444430 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 10:22 am
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>>444426

I was born in the North East. I'm not meant to live in climates higher than about 10 degrees.
>> No. 444434 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 11:59 am
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>>444430
I lived there for 10 years and tended to wear 2 hoodies most of the time. I could tell when Summer was kicking in because I could go down to 1 hoody.
>> No. 444437 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 12:47 pm
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>>444426
It wouldn't be so bad if it crept up a degree or 2 every week. Instead we tend to go from 12C to 24C in one week.
>> No. 444443 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 1:05 pm
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>>444437
I would bet my graphics card, current market value £72,000,000, that you'd still be complaining. No disrespect, but some people love to hate the heat. Well, you know what I say? Get out of the kitchen. What?
>> No. 444445 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 1:38 pm
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I love the agonising heat. It will never be worse than darkness at 4pm. Never. I know some people don't live in ground-floor flats, and moan that their palatial estates are too hot to sleep in, but I'll buy your house off you if you're too much of a pussy to live in one. Or were you not serious and just wanted to whine? I hope you enjoy my Seasonal Affective Disorder when late September comes around.
>> No. 444446 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 2:10 pm
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I don't mind the daytime temperatures, it's when it barely gets colder at night that gets me. 17º minimum is just not comfortable to sleep in.
>> No. 444447 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 2:35 pm
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>Why are you all such bitches about a bit of warm weather?

Because we like to spend time indoors at the computer. Why don't you just go to the park and sunbathe with your girlfriend you fucking normie. I'm sure you and the other busy bodies will whinge about the cold and rain in a few months.

I live in London ffs - it regularly breaks 30°C on summer nights.
>> No. 444448 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 2:43 pm
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>>444445

Darkness at 4pm ia great. Nice and cold. Get wrapped up. Proper cosy.
>> No. 444449 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 2:44 pm
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>it regularly breaks 30°C on summer nights.
And I fucking love it. Nowt like writhing in a pool of your own sweat even with the covers off. Not sure why I like it tbh.
>> No. 444469 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 8:50 pm
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Yeah, there's such an asymmetry. It's easy to bung some clothes on if it's cold, but no amount of nakedness makes this shitty heat tolerable.
Also, being a bumpkin, the hottest day of the year is when I make hay, by running around from dawn 'til gone dusk, jumping in and out of untouchably hot machinery and heaving 25kg bales around all fucking day. I then get to spend the night screaming as various muscles cramp up. With any luck, I then get to do it all again a couple of days later.
Fuck the summer, and fuck haymaking.
I accept that some of you lot love it, and it means that pasty legs in sundresses are a thing, so it's not all bad, just not for me.
>> No. 444474 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 10:35 pm
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>>444447
> I'm sure you and the other busy bodies will whinge about the cold and rain in a few months.
I absolutely will. Because it's shit.

>>444448
That's like saying you love buses because you drive everywhere in a BMW, and the buses you don't take remind you how nice it is to not be a peasant. In warm weather, you can wear a T-shirt or a jumper and it's not that awful. In cold weather, if you don't wear a jumper, you're fucked. My fashion choices are being taken away from me and I have to do more washing, since I am forced against my will to wear an extra layer. And I don't know about you, but I enjoy freedom. You icy bastard.
>> No. 444478 Anonymous
12th June 2021
Saturday 4:38 am
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Diarrhoea at half past midnight. Diarrhoea again at half past four. What a treat I have in store for this weekend. Can't wait for more arse gravy later.
>> No. 444483 Anonymous
12th June 2021
Saturday 4:05 pm
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>>444478

What did you eat, lad? Is it all that veggie shite you post about?
>> No. 444486 Anonymous
12th June 2021
Saturday 5:26 pm
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>>444483
I think it was the takeaway I had last night, which was vegan shawarma kebab. I also tried vegan margherita pizza; the 'cheese' was like runny glue and clung over to my lips and teeth like a film.
>> No. 444495 Anonymous
12th June 2021
Saturday 8:11 pm
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I'm not sure if this is a cock-up or a droll intentional mistake.
>> No. 444499 Anonymous
12th June 2021
Saturday 9:40 pm
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>>444495

It was good actually.
>> No. 444502 Anonymous
12th June 2021
Saturday 9:52 pm
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>>444499

Look closer at the photo m8.
>> No. 444505 Anonymous
12th June 2021
Saturday 11:29 pm
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Just did a fat rock of parmesan before bed, lads. When I see God I'll tell you said "more fat chicks".
>> No. 444507 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 12:30 am
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>>444505
Make sure they're goth, and when they lose weight they fill out like Sophie Dee.
>> No. 444508 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 1:01 am
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In any normal amount I actually quite like coriander, but if I eat a lot of it in one go (e.g. a homemade salsa with a heavy amount of the 'erb) then it starts to taste like soap. Does that make me a Soap Coriander Person or what? Normally I'd class it in my top 3 herbs.
>> No. 444510 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 10:38 am
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>>444502

Whooosh

I have always wanted to do that.
>> No. 444511 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 10:56 am
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>>444508
I've spoken to people who found it tasted of soap when they were younger but it changed as they got older. I suspect the "soap gene" thing is bollocks.
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13th June 2021
Sunday 11:27 am
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Spotify is really trying to get me to listen to podcast of people playing Dungeons and Dragons, likely presented by people who would bully the kids playing it 15 years ago.

I really have zero interest in tabletop RPGs or high fantasy, so that's a good sign that The Algorithm™ doesn't know much about me, but it got me thinking -- it's just so strange that being a "nerd" (within a very specific, limited definition) is now such a mainstream thing. The stranger part is that this specific, limited definition is primarily centred around consumption of lowest-common-denominator media and buying of landfill-quality plastic shite -- I'm just unsure how D&D managed to sneak into the "it's cool now" club; it doesn't really fit with the "consume product then get excited for next product" ethos that the rest of it does.

That, and I don't really see the appeal of listening to others play D&D -- parasocial, maybe?
>> No. 444513 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 11:38 am
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>>444512

There's a blossoming market catering to "homebrewing" DnD. Mostly digital tools but room for disposable crap too - they'll let you design a character model (from pre-chosen parts) then 3D print it for you, or let you draw a map with preconfigured tools and charge you through the nose for a high resolution print of it, or charge you a tenner a month for the "premium" features (different images for the page backgrounds) of a wiki-clone. You can let your imagination run wild creating semi-professional looking gaming resources, so long as it all fits within the fairly narrow definitions of a generic High Fantasy setting.
>> No. 444514 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 11:48 am
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I could get this skeleton-elk-frog-aphant cast in bronze (unpainted) for only $99 (plus shipping).
>> No. 444515 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 12:34 pm
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>>444512
There's quite a variety of D&D podcasts and while some focus mostly on the mechanics of stats and and dice rolls the better ones in my opinion ditch or hide these and focus on the story telling aspect instead. They could be more accurately described as "Improv podcasts with a thin veneer of D&D to hide that they are improv podcasts" and are not much different from listening to a radio play.
>> No. 444516 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 2:06 pm
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>>444512
I think there's something quite comforting about listening/watching people engage in hobbies you're interested in. With D&D/RPGs in general, it's different every time, depending on how people roll, the characters they play, the setting they're in. You could have two different groups playing the same module, and they would likely be so distinct from each other that you won't be listening to the same shit twice. And as the other lad says, it's basically improv with a bit of number crunching. Additionally, a lot of people will have missed out on playing as many games over the last year, so I imagine listening to Will Wheaton and Felicia Day or whoever playing games would fill that RPG shaped hole in their life.
>> No. 444517 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 3:03 pm
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>>444512
>I really have zero interest in tabletop RPGs or high fantasy, so that's a good sign that The Algorithm™ doesn't know much about me

Maybe we've reached the point that it knows more about you than you know about yourself.

>it's just so strange that being a "nerd" (within a very specific, limited definition) is now such a mainstream thing.

Yeah I still don't understand this in general.
>> No. 444518 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 3:08 pm
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>Maybe we've reached the point that it knows more about you than you know about yourself.
I mean, I've:
- played DnD before -- sure it was mildly fun to play with friends but the setting just did not interest me at all, and all the paperwork wasn't particularly fun to me;

- Played Skyrim, and really couldn't get past the first few missions (even in VR - at least the menus in Fallout make sense with an in-world item, but Skyrim just has Menus);

- Sat through the Fellowship of the Ring, and was bored to tears.

It's not like I haven't given it a go, I just have no interest in it.

>>444516
I thought of this as a reply to myself - how is it different to streamers/let's players? But I don't really get that, either.
>> No. 444519 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 3:28 pm
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>how is it different to streamers/let's players?
It's the same thing, I think, just has more opportunity for uniqueness compared to a Dark Souls speedrunner for example. I watch a lot of Souls streamers, and at high levels or in challenge runs they're repeating the same few strategies which could become quite boring to a lot of people. At least with D&D/other RPGs you've got the imagination and improvisation. I find that sort of stuff quite cringey (can't stand people doing silly voices), but I can definitely see why they're so popular at the moment.
>> No. 444520 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 3:49 pm
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>>444518
The Algorithm™ has spoken, data point. Now put on the wizard hat and fill out the spreadsheets or we'll have to unperson you for account-sharing.
>> No. 444521 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 5:47 pm
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So much for the hottest day of the year. It's been miserable and overcast most of the day. Still cunting warm, like, but hardly the scorcher we'd been promised. I've got a twelve pack of Desperados and some limes in the fridge, I was hoping I'd be able to recreate a bit of Costa Del Sol vibe in my living room.

Anyway I snapped this picture of the desperation of British holidaymakers as a souvenir for you lads. There might be a couple of saucy heifers in there to get excited over. Hornsea, if you're wondering.
>> No. 444522 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 6:39 pm
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>>444521
Never understood the point of beach tents. Do they have some special need for to do with those children you've been taking pictures of?
>> No. 444523 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 6:44 pm
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>>444521
If I was a gambling man I would say that's Hornsea, with Flamborough cliffs in the background.
>> No. 444524 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 6:59 pm
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I am going to buy a second monitor.
>> No. 444525 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 7:02 pm
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>>444523
Might be quite a safe bet, seeing as he said so in the post.
>> No. 444526 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 7:11 pm
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>>444521
Been sunny all day and I'm sweating my balls off, I'd glad trade weather with you.
>> No. 444527 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 7:16 pm
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>>444525
Fucking hell, I didn't even read that.
>> No. 444529 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 12:58 am
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It's too bloody hot, make it stop.
>> No. 444530 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 1:38 am
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>>444529
The human body needs some kind of energy reserve it can release when it's too hot to sleep to combat tiredness. Or I could get a hammock and sleep outside when it's like this, which would probably take less time and fewer forced mutations.
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14th June 2021
Monday 2:21 am
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>>444530
>I could get a hammock and sleep outside when it's like this

And since 2004 there's been no better way to smooth out those annoying wrinkles on your brain.
>> No. 444532 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 4:07 am
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>>444531

Most hammocks have mosquito nets.
>> No. 444533 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 7:30 am
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>>444530
Try taking Cetirizine for a week, then stopping. Unbounded energy!
Hayfever's been hell this year, so I thought I'd try some other drugs.
That one's now off the list. The combination of 10-pint-tiredness, constant heartburn and nausea, as well as feeling like I'd been hit across the nose with a bat and about to have a nosebleed, all added to a somewhat unsatisfying week.
Of course, I was so addled that I didn't figure out it was the Cetirizine for most of a week. I't good to be back to 'normal'.
Shame all hayfever meds seem to suck. The spreadsheet is updated and the search continues.
>> No. 444534 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 9:05 am
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>>444533

I've had hayfever most of my life, I take both the common over the counter varieties, sometimes I take both at once if it's a particularly bad day for pollen. It seems to be getting less of a hassle the older I get mind you, I definitely don't have those days where I literally can't go outside any more.

I've never had these side effects people talk about though. Is it possible to build up a tolerance when you've been chugging anti-histamines most of your adult life?
>> No. 444535 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 10:05 am
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>>444531
looking to see what you were referring to - distracted by this
https://www.mosquitobrainbrowser.org

So, what horrible mosquito-borne disease has come to the UK?
>> No. 444536 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 10:10 am
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>>444534
I've been knocking back Piriton forever, and it does some good. It's just that this year is killing me for hayfever - I'm typing this with stiff sausage fingers, weeping eyes and a sense of it never ending, so was looking to see if there was anything with more authority. To be fair to cetirizine, it did fix the swelling and weeping, but the cost was way too high. Reading the info sheet, the effects I got were in the 1% list, so I'm only moderately unlucky.
>> No. 444538 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 10:10 am
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>>444537
Fucking sausage fingers. Sorry.
>> No. 444539 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 12:40 pm
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>>444535
Asian-Tiger mosquitoes carry a fuck-ton of nasty including Zika, Chikungunya, West Nile and even the potential to give you heartworm. Kill every mosquito you see and check any pools of water and water butts for their young, show no mercy for you shall receive none.
>> No. 444541 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 3:20 pm
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Lads, first I was told that I should be wary about being so polite, as it's a tactic used by alt-right to appear presentable. Now someone on Rudgwick has told me "I'll pass on the classic rudgwick "lets send eachother essays forever" trope". Isn't that called a discussion?

Do I just need to remember that real people aren't like this? How long have you got before this seeps into IRL? Is rudgwicksteamshow.co.uk like twitter but with the idiocy spread out over more words?
>> No. 444542 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 3:28 pm
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>>444541
Have you been inviting people here? That must be against the rules.

In terms of online debate, there is the notorious "sealioning" which sounds like a ludicrous thing to be afraid of (people who politely ask for sources for everything). The left, meanwhile, is notorious for its lengthy essays in webcomics that are more focused on being right than funny. If you did invite people here, that might be what they are referring to.
>> No. 444543 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 3:37 pm
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No idea what your inane rablings are about, but I'd have you both killed for bumping the weekend thread on a Monday.
>> No. 444544 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 3:42 pm
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>>444543
Too late for the weekend thread, too early for the midweek thread. Monday on .gs is like the Christmas-New Year hangover confusion period.
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14th June 2021
Monday 3:57 pm
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>>444542
I outsourced that to revengelad.

Sealioning, to my understanding, is more obfuscatory in that it's not a sincere effort to actually get to the bottom of things, it's just a polite guise for cyclical questioning, evasion, and wearing someone down. Though the comic is pretty shit, if I was a sealion and someone said "I hate sealions" then they deserve an explanation.

And yeah, lengthy essays are pointless, but there's a big difference that and 2-3 sentence paragraphs. If you can't communicate with that basic level of nuance that an extra sentence allows, then surely you can't actually get anywhere. Is that meant to be the point?

>>444543
Do it, the canal is beckoning me.
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14th June 2021
Monday 4:41 pm
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>>444545

I don't think the motivation matters, whether you're cynically trying to wear someone down or just feel entitled to someone's time and energy. It's just a case of insisting they debate you.
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14th June 2021
Monday 4:55 pm
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>>444541
>Lads, first I was told that I should be wary about being so polite, as it's a tactic used by alt-right to appear presentable.

I saw a meme a few weeks back about this being something men do when we get into an argument - that we slip into a formal tone. It then went on to take the piss out of us for this like we pretend we're 17th century aristocrats.

I'm not sure if this is some PSYOP to make me become a violent reactionary but it's working. Stop posting on rubbish website populated by the nice-but-dim young people in the office.
>> No. 444548 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 5:06 pm
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>>444545
>And yeah, lengthy essays are pointless, but there's a big difference that and 2-3 sentence paragraphs. If you can't communicate with that basic level of nuance that an extra sentence allows, then surely you can't actually get anywhere. Is that meant to be the point?

This fundamentally misunderstands what internet arguments provide imo. There's a time and a place for it but lengthy essays that confer information to the readers are valuable and its a sign of quality. I'm unsure if I've encountered a massive essay of text that wasn't at least somewhat informative without being immediately apparent as word soup.

I can see these technicalities start to pop up from people who think that you can 'win' internet arguments. Maybe on the same logic as using sassy one-liners.
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14th June 2021
Monday 5:46 pm
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>>444546
I'm not sure if 'entitlement' is the right word. There's an expectation that someone stating a position in this environment would address scrutiny, maybe because wasting someones time or mental energy is the essence of trolling.

>>444548
IMO lengthy essays written by people who aren't good at it are a waste of time, they're often just attempts to convert someone, or premised on the underlying assumption that the writer is correct, which defies the fundamental aspects of balanced writing that I've been taught. They can be great if written well, but relatively few are.

It's definitely linking in to the framing of 'winning' internet arguments. These engagements seem often adversarial or masturbatory, whereas if they were cooperative it would be, well, much nicer.
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14th June 2021
Monday 6:14 pm
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>There's an expectation that someone stating a position in this environment would address scrutiny
That's the thing though. You can just sense from the tone they're going to keep going as everything turns in to essay-like endless posts of >quoting each other. I'm positive that a lot of people genuinely believe they're "winning" internet debates on the basis of their intellectual arguments, not realising they're just brow-beating people into not bothering to respond.
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14th June 2021
Monday 6:15 pm
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>>444549
>It's definitely linking in to the framing of 'winning' internet arguments. These engagements seem often adversarial or masturbatory, whereas if they were cooperative it would be, well, much nicer.

I think there's a half-truth we have to accept somewhere along the lines here. Two people are going to feel an irresistible need to 'win' the internet argument which just isn't possible and they will both get into a cunt-off spiral as a result, that's just a fact of internet discussion. They should be mocked for breaking standards, inventing bullshit rules or in general trying to be in a position where they can win but the game doesn't have an end until you get tired.

The actual quality though is for the outside reader who is picking things up or at least being entertained. In a way purple is exploiting us, he's paying the server bill and running the site allegedly but he does so for his own twisted thrills.
>> No. 444554 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 1:04 am
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There's a sub-rudgewick you might all enjoy called The Motte which is dedicated to cunting off debating without resorting to any cheap tactics, bad faith positions or logical fallacies.

It's hard to tell if there's any political bias at play there, which is a healthy sign in my opinion; but it might just be because when you actually debate sensibly nobody ever ends up winning and everyone just gets bored before anyone takes the prize. It's also filled with exactly the sort of people you'd expect on a sub with that concept, but on the other hand... I am one of them, and so are you lot.
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19th June 2021
Saturday 11:06 pm
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>> No. 444590 Anonymous
20th June 2021
Sunday 8:20 am
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My daughter's class made cards for Mother's Day but haven't done the same for Father's Day. Broken Britain.
>> No. 444598 Anonymous
20th June 2021
Sunday 5:12 pm
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I'll die if I eat that last bit of cheesecake. This is what I'm telling myself: I'll die.
>> No. 444599 Anonymous
21st June 2021
Monday 12:50 am
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Today I got a £13 soldering set off Amazon, and set to work replacing the pickups in one of my guitars (a PRS SE) with a fancy set of "boutique" hot PAFs. Supposedly made to sound like the ones in Jimmy Page's Les Paul.

The wiring is a piece of piss, although admittedly it's 1950s electronics so it's hardly complicated, but I really wonder why some people are deathly afraid of this kind of work and pay out the arse taking their gear to technicians.

Sound wise? Eh, it's a bit nicer than before, not sure if it's £250 quid nicer though. Either the pickups it had in already were already pretty decent, or if it's just another one of those bits of music gear snake oil. I suspect there's a degree of the latter, but I had to try it for myself. I've never been much of a snob for "vintage" this and "period accurate" that, but I like to know what makes a difference and what doesn't.

In this case I feel inclined to say sure, paying for the high end stuff will get you a bit more of a refined sound, but a Chinese knock off will get you 95% of the way there if the design is correct and the right materials are used. There's really not much to these things, mechanically. The main thing affecting any of it is probably just the type of copper strand used and cheap ceramic magnets.
>> No. 444600 Anonymous
21st June 2021
Monday 1:32 am
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>but I really wonder why some people are deathly afraid of this kind of work and pay out the arse taking their gear to technicians.

The thing is that you still have to have a certain level of electronics knowledge to understand that a circuit is simple or not. On top of that soldering is simply something people aren't taught, so assume it is difficult and wouldn't even consider being able to try. Sure, all it takes is a curious mind to find out that it's all very easy, but not everyone has a curious mind.

I always think the same thing about car stuff, though the barrier to entry is a lot higher in terms of space and garage equipment, hearing my colleague tell me Porsche charged him £300 to change his spark plugs was pretty painful. I've just come to understand over the years that there's a certain type of person who will immediately google "how to x" or just stare at something until they work it out themselves, and then there's people who assume something hidden behind a panel or whatever is entirely off limits to them, and don't even consider that they could even try to do a thing themselves. I don't really understand why.

There's also people who just have enough money that not spending the time to learn/prepare/do a thing is simply not worth it, when you can pay someone to do it for you. I think I'm too far on the other end of the scale, where I don't trust any professionals, and assume anyone I'm paying to do a job will end up doing a worse job than me, because I can spend as much time as I like getting it 'perfect'. Though I suppose in our society when doing a job quickly and cheaply is favoured over doing it properly, I'm not often wrong.
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21st June 2021
Monday 7:55 am
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Not to get too psychological, as I'm sure most of it is down to what you're pointing to as issues of practicality and economics, but it may also be down to the kind of learning environment you were brought up in.

If you were someone that was taught that learning is more important than making mistakes, you're more likely to experiment and be willing to mess up. The more you mess up, the more careful you become each time you approach a sensitive task. If you were taught to avoid mistakes at all costs, though, £300 is nothing even for a simple job. You're not paying for the work done, you're just paying for someone else to take responsibility if something goes wrong.
>> No. 444647 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 9:37 am
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>> No. 444649 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 2:11 pm
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I occasionally spend time at the big Audi dealership near here to get parts for my old A4, and I often get a good look at the kind of clientele there that are the typical upmarket A4 or A6 buyer nowadays. Worth saying that cars are considerably more difficult to work on as a layperson than 20 years ago, but that's not my point. The point is that people who can afford to shell out the kind of money to buy a German luxury saloons or estates are commonly university-educated, prosperous upwardly mobile mid- to late 30s types, who have probably never picked up a wrench in their lives and look like they would be out of their depth swapping a toaster fuse.

Changing a spark plug would probably seem like black magic to them, and so they just feel more comfortable forking over 300 quid to have the dealership do it for them. Not least because they will probably have read a lot of stuff online about all the things that can go wrong in the process (there really aren't many; the most important thing being the golden rule of not screwing cold spark plugs into a hot cylinder head). And I guess that brings us back to the point that people like that weren't brought up to take chances on making mistakes. While I've had to have a car towed numerous times in the last 20 years because it died in mid-traffic after failed DIY repairs, but never thought much about it (RAC breakdown cover is worth every penny in that respect).
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25th June 2021
Friday 2:34 pm
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I just would feel so lost in the world if I didn't know how to do this sort of thing, it's incredibly comforting to know I can fix all but the most catastrophic car incidents with the small tool kit I keep in every car, and similarly I think I'd be stressed to bits if every time a light switch or water pipe misbehaved in my house I had to call someone out. I can afford all of this, but that's not the point. I suppose it's a class thing, as ever. Even though I basically fit your description of a 2021 Audi owner, I didn't grow up with money so DIY was the obvious path to everything.
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25th June 2021
Friday 5:15 pm
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I grew up upper middle class, we weren't filthy rich, but money was also never tight. But there were engineers and other technically inclined people on both sides of my family, and I got a good amount of their genes. Nobody ever taught me how to fix cars, or electric appliances around the house. I just took to it like a duck to water from my teenlad years, and just seemed to have a knack for figuring things out for myself. Besides cars, I've fixed anything from washing machines to space heaters and dishwashers. The only things I probably wouldn't do on a car would be replacing a head gasket, valves or pistons, or camshafts or the crankshaft. That's pretty hands-on stuff even on an old car. Very easy to get wrong without proper training or experience, let alone the proper tools, and could then cost you a whole new engine.
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25th June 2021
Friday 5:19 pm
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>>444651
Curious to hear what your definition of upper middle class is.
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25th June 2021
Friday 5:52 pm
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>cars are considerably more difficult to work on as a layperson than 20 years ago

True, but we've also got the internet. In my day, if you didn't know anyone who was handy with cars, you had to get the Haynes manual and figure it out yourself from a handful of blurry black-and-white photos. These days there's a YouTube tutorial for just about everything and plenty of forums to help you out if you get stuck. The actual job of fixing things has got harder, but I think that's balanced or even outweighed by the ease with which you can learn.

I think the biggest impediments are time and confidence. Sundays used to be interminably boring, so people were eager for little jobs around the house just to blot out the tedium. You'd have a go at servicing your own car or re-felting your shed roof simply because it was something to do. These days there are a million other things competing for your time and people tend to have a bit more money to spend, so the obvious answer is to just get a man in or buy a new one. If you're not in the habit of just having a go and figuring it out, it can seem totally daunting.
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25th June 2021
Friday 6:46 pm
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>>444653

While I agree with your sentiment, the reason modern cars are often particularly hard to work on isn't simply that they're complicated (though they are), it's that they're designed and built in a way that specialist tools are required, some of which you can't even buy. They are, I assume deliberately, now full of none user-serviceable parts, and often parts are hidden under things in such a way that you're talking about a couple of days work to get at them, which is prohibitive enough for the average home mechanic even if the car isn't likely their main or only form of transport, which is likely if it's a new, expensive car.

Deliberately done or not, engine bay design just keeps getting more efficient for the robots who assemble them, and more difficult for the humans who want to disassemble them.

All the older men I talk to always say they'd spend their weekends tinkering on the family Volvo or whatever - I don't know if I just happen to be associating with mechanically minded blokes, or if truly every dad in the 70s was handy with a wrench. It's certainly easy to imagine the past with those rose tinted glasses, but was that really the case, or were all those double glazing salesmen wankers just paying A Man to fix their BMWs all the time even back then?

I have been putting a new engine in my mate's MR2 this week. It's back breaking, frustrating work but we've learned a lot and had fun doing it. But perhaps if he relied on the car to get to work each day, or if we didn't have the ability to look up forums, repair manuals and car parts online instantly, or simply we didn't have the buffer of throwing another grand or whatever at it if we failed miserably, it might have been a lot less zen in the end.

On top of that, even his car, built in 1991, we're constantly finding weird little built in hurdles in the design of the thing. Toyota made about 5 revisions of the 3SGE engine (not even counting the BEAMS series that shares the same code), each with enough changes to mean that you can't simply swap one for the other without considerable rerouting. We have it running using a revision 3 engine with revision 1 electrics, but it's got fucky timing and a dodgy idle we still need to fix, and potentially the only way to run it right would be a cam swap and extensive loom surgery. We also found plenty of other weirdness, like the hybrid ignition system, an overcomplicated coolant system, and so on. But the saving grace of the whole project was toyota's insistence on using exactly three different bolt sizes, 10, 14, and 19mm. That was lovely.

The only cars I've worked on that were truly blissful were old land rovers, the most modern of which before they got bad again was the 300tdi. All mechanical, basically a tractor engine. The sweet spot is late 70s to late 80s, everything earlier and you're dealing with finicky carbs and all that - fun if you're a nerd like me, but hardly that ideal for people who just want their car to run by their own hands out of necessity.

I also have a love of old soviet style cars for that reason. A car built to be THE car you buy, potentially to outlive you, is truly special, even when built with an extreme poverty line in mind. A Lada may have a reputation for being unreliable or shite, but give me two spanners and a screwdriver and I can get her running again. I think the Fiat 126 Polski would be my favourite example of this sort of car, but old landys have a similar feeling.
>> No. 444656 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 7:36 pm
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A working theory I've had for many years now (and have probably posted on here already) is that of the Technological Threshold -- at some point within the last 40 years or so (maybe 50 now), we passed the point where the average layman could understand and service the technology he uses every day. Ironically enough, in many cases, the increase in complexity of these technologies has served to make them more reliable, efficient, and easy to use.

Cars are a really good example of that -- even your shitehouse cheapest Chinese, Indian or Romanian econobox can be expected to start first time every time, require little to no regular maintenance past the standard oil changes and keeping air in the tyres, and work for well over 100,000 miles, which is not something that could be said about a BL car in the 1970s. This is partly down to the fact that cars have had progressively smarter computers that know when something is not optimal for the engine and can adjust running parameters instantly and accordingly. Combine this with increased precision of manufacturing, and we get a situation where a layperson really can't be expected to work on it, because it's all Computers and Shit.

Obviously on top of that, and more generally with technology, you've got planned obsolesence and a pathological aversion to people repairing the devices they own. Even if phones weren't the absolute marvel of miniaturisation they are and require precision tools to work on, you simply can't buy replacement parts or the tools required to fix them, because that's not profitable for the manufacturer, and then you might not buy next year's model.

One thing I found out whilst teaching my peers at uni how to program was that it might seem obvious to us a-bit-autismal-lads how to think like a computer, but it really isn't to a lot of people. In the same vein, it doesn't occur to most people that plumbing is just water lego, init, or that if your vacuum cleaner stops sucking to start taking bits off it until you figure out the problem. Most people just aren't wired that way (pun intended). It simply doesn't occur to them that the the devices they use are anything more than black boxes of Parts and Electronics, and thoughts of ripping something apart to find out how it works simply do not interest them.
>> No. 444657 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 8:20 pm
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>>444656
>A working theory I've had for many years now (and have probably posted on here already) is that of the Technological Threshold -- at some point within the last 40 years or so (maybe 50 now), we passed the point where the average layman could understand and service the technology he uses every day. Ironically enough, in many cases, the increase in complexity of these technologies has served to make them more reliable, efficient, and easy to use.

Then explain the Windows OS.
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25th June 2021
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25th June 2021
Friday 9:21 pm
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Swings and roundabouts innit. Mechanically-minded people can clean and jet a carb in their sleep, electronically-minded people intuitively know how to use an OBD scanner. Everyone feels a bit alienated by technology they didn't grow up with.

I'll grant you that engine bays are a lot more crowded and engines are a lot more complicated, but I think there's a bit of rose-tinted spectacles with regards to parts and tools. You do often need some weird specialist tool these days, but you can usually get one for buttons on eBay with free delivery; A Lucas distributor might be boneheadedly simple, but it's also terribly unreliable and you'd often ask for one at the Unipart counter only to be told "we've got none, the factory is on strike, I'd go round the scrappies if I were you mate".

>were all those double glazing salesmen wankers just paying A Man to fix their BMWs all the time even back then?

Undoubtedly, but a lot more people were doing their own work because a) cars were horribly unreliable and b) most people just didn't have a lot of spare cash. I get terribly nostalgic when I see an old Post Office van with rotten sills, a mismatched door and visible blobs of filler. Proper bangers are quite rare these days, but people used to keep any old shit on the road out of necessity.
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25th June 2021
Friday 11:13 pm
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There's an old anecdote I heard about the Soviet idea of reliablity. A western journalist moves to Leningrad and asks a Russian buddy of his to recommend him a good washing machine. He buys what his friend suggests and it breaks down two weeks later. He calls him up and is absolutely livid that his friend recommended such an unreliable piece of shit, but his friend is profoundly confused and says "what do you mean 'unreliable?' machine is easy to fix yourself!"
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25th June 2021
Friday 11:29 pm
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>>444657

>Then explain the Windows OS.

Windows, or most other rivalling computer OS, are a good example of technology having come a long way to now be accessible even to the least savvy user, like office secretaries or indeed your nan. And that was also the success of Windows 95. In the days of Windows 3.x or before, the target group was really still more the computer enthusiast. Installing the operating system or software or adding a hardware card could require a good bit of computer knowledge and skill, whereas from Windows 95 onward and nowadays when you buy a new PC, all you have to do is click your way through a fully automatic setup routine that's near enough idiot proof. People take it for granted and don't realise that installing substantial hard- or software could be a whole evening affair thirty years ago, involving the tinkering with loads of software or driver settings and/or DIP switches before everything was fully operational.


>>444659

>but a lot more people were doing their own work because a) cars were horribly unreliable and b) most people just didn't have a lot of spare cash

This was true especially in the 70s and into the early 80s, while the economy as a whole was in a precarious state. And if you owned a BL car in particular, it tended to be a complete and utter piece of rubbish. My dad bought a late Rover SD1 at some point, a car that was as coveted for its bold design as it was feared for its shoddy mechanics and electrics, and my childhood memories of it are that the car broke down on a few occasions while we were going somewhere, and my dad spending a good number of weekends fixing all kinds of things on it.


I think what has been killing DIY culture in recent years isn't just that cars are black-box computers on wheels, but also that consumer electronics and household appliances are no longer user serviceable in a meaningful way. Loads of goods like that are designed to a price point, and if a rivet or plastic weld costs 2p less than a metal screw, then that's what you get.
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25th June 2021
Friday 11:42 pm
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Tornado in Barking. Flooding in Romford.
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26th June 2021
Saturday 12:13 am
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Just had the worst poo of my life -- the best way I can describe it was ringpiece cramps. I'm in actual pain.
>> No. 444664 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 12:41 am
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I wish I capable of experiencing emotions other than anger.
>> No. 444665 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 9:36 am
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>>444664

You can. you're just only capable of expressing them as anger.

I've come to realise this about myself, the difficult part is getting anyone to empathise and understand that's it's not something you can exactly just change at the snap of a finger.

When I'm angry about something, more often than not what it really is, is that little ten year old version of yourself crying and sulking about their broken action man; only you've been conditioned not to show that level of vulnerability because as an adult, there is quite simply nobody there to cuddle you and tell you it's okay like your mam did, and there never will be.

I have tried to express my emotions in other ways but it's impossible, it's like someone telling you to punch yourself in the face or smash your own living room window. Even if you try, there's some visceral reptilian failsafe function in your brain that prevents the signal getting through to your limbs.
>> No. 444666 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 12:31 pm
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I tried out the notification settings in discord. Beep beep beep, chat chat chat. Fuck that, mute it down. Then I wonder why i'm lonely and have no social contact.
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26th June 2021
Saturday 1:32 pm
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A number of XR members were arrested while/for painting banners yesterday, today the MET have said they won't investigate Hancock because what he's done is "retrospective". This is a joke.

>>444666

You're not alone.
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26th June 2021
Saturday 1:45 pm
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>>444667
I wouldn't worry, many of those XR folks will flip before they get prosecuted.
>> No. 444669 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 3:20 pm
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>>444668

Who gives a shit about that? You're too busy being bitter.
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26th June 2021
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YOU SAID I MUST EAT SO MANY LEMONS, BECAUSE I AM SO BITTER
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26th June 2021
Saturday 3:52 pm
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>>444670
Oh my days. She's fantastic in GLOW. Regional accents seem accentuated when surrounded by yanks, absolutely love it.
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26th June 2021
Saturday 4:27 pm
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>>444671

Plus she gets her tits out.
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26th June 2021
Saturday 5:05 pm
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>>444669
What? Who gives a shit about the basic ability of the climate change protest group XR not to fall to bits in the face of unavoidable police crackdowns? Yeah, I do.
>> No. 444674 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 5:17 pm
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>>444672
Citation fucking needed.
>> No. 444675 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 5:35 pm
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>>444671
She's anorexic though. Even in my fantasies, I can't deal with anorexia.
>> No. 444676 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 5:49 pm
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>>444673

I don't give a shit about arguing the point whether someone's going to "flip" over being charged with painting a banner, after some snide comment that makes out like we're living in The Sweeny or some nonsense.
>> No. 444678 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 6:46 pm
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>>444673>>444676
Just fuck off. You have the same cunt off about XR almost every fucking week.
>> No. 444679 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 6:49 pm
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>>444678
We were agreeing with each other, genius.
>> No. 444680 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 6:54 pm
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>>444679
Agreeing with another poster and having a cunt off aren't mutually exclusive here.
>> No. 444682 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 7:21 pm
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>>444680
That's true.
My intial point wasn't meant to be outrage on XR's behalf, just about the blatant double-standards in the Met's policing. This instance with XR's just the most recent example, the Daniel Morgan case or Cummings eye-test or a whole host of other things are just as relevant.
>> No. 444683 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 8:05 pm
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>>444682
I still don't understand what this has to do with your weekend?
>> No. 444684 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 8:11 pm
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>>444683
More than the car industry of the 70s does.
>> No. 444685 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 8:19 pm
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>>444684
True. This weekend I have been working on 1980s automotive electrical systems. 1970s stuf is completely irrelevant.
Also, maybe more a /101/, but I can't shift the hub nut on my trailer, even when twatting a 3ft breaker bar with a club hammer.
>> No. 444686 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 8:49 pm
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>>444684
If you don't think 1970s manufacturing philosophy has relevance to our weekends then frankly I don't know what you're doing here.
>> No. 444687 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 8:56 pm
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>>444685
Does heating things up like you might with a tricky jamjar lid work?
>> No. 444688 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 9:16 pm
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>>444687
Hm, might give that a go tomorrow.
Failing that, next door has a monstrous impact gun, but he's out 'til Monday, so I'll definitely give fire a go.
>> No. 444689 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 9:42 pm
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The US has released its official report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. I'm giving it a read now, and it's all in nauseatingly military language - they rightly suggest that a plastic bag would fall under the category of "aerial clutter", but then feel the need to go on and say that it would inhibit a pilot's ability to see enemy targets.

As a career scientist, it's frustrating to see them list a huge catch-all category of "other explanations", only to say that major improvements in "scientific knowledge" would be required to practically observe and explain them - this sort of wording just seems like fuel to the conspiracy theory community to me.

At the end of the day, it's someone begging for some federal funding to buy some new computers and hire some scientists to sit in a room and pretend to think about how they can tell a plastic bag from a Martian communist, but ultimately it's about the money. They make a big fuss about, whatever it is, it could very well be a threat to US national security, which is a surefire way to get someone to fling you a few million dollars. They threw a claim in there that they're going to use machine learning to help them on their way, which is another way to get someone to throw you funds.

Overall, it's a whinge from me.
>> No. 444690 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 9:48 pm
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I have some idea where the 159 Miami missing are located.
>> No. 444691 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 11:04 pm
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>>444689

I don't think anybody seriously could have expected them to confirm that aliens have visited us.

There is probably life elsewhere in the Universe, but unless the aliens know a couple of tricks about interstellar or intergalactic travel that we've missed so far, I don't think they would actually want to visit us here.
>> No. 444692 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 11:05 pm
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>>444690
I'll go out on a limb and suggest they're in Miami.
>> No. 444693 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 11:21 pm
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>>444692
Well I'm afraid you're overlooking the possibility that a intergalactic portal opened up and they have been transported elsewhere.
>> No. 444694 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 12:00 am
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>>444693
It was a sinkhole. They all fell through to China.

Unrelated, but do any of you know if there are any issues with buying a house that someone died in? I saw a list of questions to ask when looking at houses, and one was, "Has anyone ever died here?" That seemed like an irrelevant question to me when I saw it, unless you're worried about vengeful ghosts calling you a filthy homosexual for installing double-glazing. Anyway, the house I looked at today, that I could theoretically afford, is in a rancid state and it's being sold after the death of its previous owner. Based on the walls being stained from years of cigarette smoke, and the stairlift, and the bath with a door in it, I get the feeling Mr Previous Owner didn't go outside much and almost certainly carked it in my potential new living room. Why should I have asked whether he died at home or in hospital? Does it matter at all?
>> No. 444695 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 12:11 am
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>>444694
>Why should I have asked whether he died at home or in hospital?
If nothing else, the price may be lower because people are superstitious. Sounds awful enough as it is though.
>> No. 444696 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 12:16 am
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>>444695
Interesting. Yes, I recommend deducting five grand from your offer to cover the costs of full top-to-bottom exorcism.
>> No. 444697 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 12:29 am
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>>444695
It's pretty grim, certainly, but very handy for local amenities and I'm not afraid of replacing a carpet and some wallpaper. It needs central heating adding, and apparently it needs completely rewiring as well, neither of which I am willing to watch a YouTube tutorial for. It's around 15 grand cheaper than the average house price for the area (£165,000, while most houses cost £180,000, but the average was £160,000 a year ago so obviously I'm raging), and the estate agent said it would cost £15-20,000 to make it nice, so I do suspect they're trying their luck a little bit. I'm looking at a livable, but smaller, house on Monday for £170,000, which is getting close to the maximum of what I can afford. That has two bedrooms instead of three, but I suspect the house is the same size and just has fewer walls upstairs. I can always pay 20 grand to add an extension to that one in a few years if I'm that desperate for two empty bedrooms.
>> No. 444698 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 12:54 am
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>>444685

Invest in a Really Long Heavy Pipe. That on the end of a breaker bar, with you standing on it, will shift just about anything.

Saying that trying to get the hub nut off of an '89 BMW E30 was a fucking travesty even with the RLHP. Ever seen a half inch thick breaker bar bend? It's terrifying.
>> No. 444699 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 12:58 am
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Bird on the shipping forecast just said "eathd" instead of east. Bet she feels like topping herself now, can you imagine.
>> No. 444700 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 1:05 am
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>>444691
>There is probably life elsewhere in the Universe, but unless the aliens know a couple of tricks about interstellar or intergalactic travel that we've missed so far, I don't think they would actually want to visit us here.

Awfully antisocial of them. I'm glad they're not visiting us as they sound like a bunch of judgemental pricks.
>> No. 444701 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 2:40 am
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>>444700
To be fair, I imagine they'd want to visit a planet with intelligent life rather than the awful lifeforms dominant on this one.
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27th June 2021
Sunday 2:52 am
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>>444694
That's weird, that's crossed my mind today too. I was looking up one of my in-laws' properties to see if I could grab the floorplan online, and one of the first sites to come up when I searched the address was "diedinhouse.com".
>> No. 444703 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 11:07 am
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>>444701

One question would be how they first learned about the existence of our planet. To be able to direct-image a planet outside their home planetary system, there are limits as to how far away it can be. The farthest direct-imaged planet we've observed is 1200 light years away. If they spot our planet using the transit/radial velocity method, maybe a few hundred light years more. In any case, at least using our technological level of astronomy, they will detect no sign of an advanced civilisation on Earth, because the electromagnetic and radio waves we've emitted in the last 100 years will not have reached them yet. Only aliens in our relative vicinity would be able to pick up our radio waves, but in that case, we should have been able to pick up theirs too. After decades of listening, SETI still hasn't found anything of that sort.

If the aliens somehow have the technology to spot planets that are hundreds of millions of light years away or even zoom in on them in a meaningful way, they'd still only see dinosaurs on Earth.

So then why take on a journey of thousands of light years which could take millions of years, on the off chance that a planet that's hospitable to life at the time you are observing it will have developed an advanced civilisation by the time you get there.

But if the aliens have figured out some sort of teleportation method or if they know how to use wormholes in a way that we just don't have the physics knowledge for yet, then it could be that they'll just happen upon our planet while they're passing through our stellar neighbourhood. And in that case, even the scenario laid out in Independence Day would seem feasible, in that an alien race would colonise planets and extract natural resources from them. On the other hand, many raw materials like metal ores or even hydrogen or water are so abundant in the Universe that you'd hardly have to go to a distant small rocky planet like ours to get them. Not even our fossil fuels would be appealing to them, because a civilisation capable of sending manned spaceships to distant planets in other planetary systems will surely have moved far beyond any need for them.

All that still doesn't mean we'll never be contacted or visited by aliens. But the obstacles probably make it less likely than some people think it is.
>> No. 444704 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 11:45 am
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>>444703

They know we're here because they are sufficiently advanced beings to have developed and built a quantum computer which simulates the universe with near perfect accuracy, and therefore have no need of direct light observations and all the troublesome relatavistic limitations and implications that come with it.

Also we're living in that simulation, the real earth died millions of years ago. According to the simulation it was inside.
>> No. 444705 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 11:59 am
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>>444703
>So then why take on a journey of thousands of light years which could take millions of years, on the off chance that a planet that's hospitable to life at the time you are observing it will have developed an advanced civilisation by the time you get there.
Because they're aliens. You can't presume to understand the motives of aliens, especially ones that much more technologically advanced than us.
>> No. 444706 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 12:22 pm
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>>444704

The problem with physics is that at least our human scholars of it here on Earth maintain that a) the same laws of physics apply everywhere in the Universe, and b) that all physics is consistent.

It means that while an inhabited extrasolar planet orbiting a distant star may look completely different, concepts like Newton's gravitation and thermodynamics, Planck's Law and Einstein's relativity will still apply to it.

Also, it means that while areas like nuclear physics as we know it today may be centuries more advanced than anything Newton occupied himself with in his day, it is still perfectly reconcilable with his findings.

And therefore, any alien species will face the same fundamental problems in figuring out how to traverse large distances in space to explore other worlds. They can't just suddenly invent teleportation or wormhole travel without solving some ground-level problems that near enough deny the possibility in the first place.

They'd also have the same problems as us in creating a quantum computer capable of simulating the entire Universe with such information density and believability that no sentient species in it will be the wiser. Which kind of seems at least as improbable as aliens suddenly doing wormhole travel.
>> No. 444707 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 12:33 pm
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>>444706

You could be right, but these people were very confident they were right too.
>> No. 444708 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 12:39 pm
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>>444706

You're still looking at it from the frame of reference of our civilisation, which isn't ideal as we don't even know how people built stuff a few hundred years ago with any accuracy, so guessing what aliens (who may be millenia older than us) can or can't figure out is hardly going to be accurate.

Moreover, wormholes are (or could be) entirely compatible with our understanding of physics, right?
>> No. 444709 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 1:02 pm
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>>444703
>If the aliens somehow have the technology to spot planets that are hundreds of millions of light years away or even zoom in on them in a meaningful way, they'd still only see dinosaurs on Earth.
Imagine their disappointment when they get here and realise that idiot humans have taken over.
>> No. 444710 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 1:35 pm
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>>444703
>So then why take on a journey of thousands of light years which could take millions of years, on the off chance that a planet that's hospitable to life at the time you are observing it will have developed an advanced civilisation by the time you get there.

If there's an alien race out there with the ability to travel thousands of light years, then there's also a logical implication that those sorts of timescales are essentially meaningless to them. So if such an alien race is interested enough in us to visit Earth, then it would seem likely that they've already been here thousands or millions of years just content to watch life evolve.

What's incredibly unlikely is that they would just happen to turn up at this point in our history.


>Only aliens in our relative vicinity would be able to pick up our radio waves, but in that case, we should have been able to pick up theirs too. After decades of listening, SETI still hasn't found anything of that sort.
If there are aliens that were at a similar technological level to ours within a few hundred light years at just the right time we would have picked them up. But an intersteller alien race probably has no practical use to be using the sorts of radio transmissions we can detect.
>> No. 444711 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 1:42 pm
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This discussion just reminds me of thinking about how mad it must've been to be a pacific islander when Europeans showed up. I mean for any culture it would be a shock, but it hits harder when you've got a culture who's whole thing is the sea and then strangers shows up, completely unpredictably, completely out of the blue. Imagine you're sitting one day in some tropical paradise and then out of nowhere comes the largest and most bizarre looking ship you've ever seen in your life. So you go out to it and there are these ghostly looking weirdos in outrageous outfits, and you swap some fish with them or something and then after a day or two they clear off again. How does one even process something like that, something completely outside your civilisational sphere of reference?

(I'm not sure there's much of an answer left, since those first contacts tended to be followed up by something awful like the flu killing 90% of the people, or a civil war breaking out after you were traded guns and alcohol, or a gang of Europeans just deciding that what's yours is theirs now even if they previously made a treaty saying otherwise, or an escaped Irishman appointing himself dictator, which tends to make it look like the best thing to have happened would've been for a storm to sink the big bizarre ship before anyone had seen it.)
>> No. 444712 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 2:05 pm
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>>444711

There are quite a few renowned physicists who think that contact with an alien civilisation milleniae ahead of us in its technological development would not end well for us, precisely because the way we've seen such contacts play out here on Earth between civilisation doesn't tend to leave much hope for the inferior race.

Then there's the argument that aliens wouldn't travel all this way with hostile intentions, e.g. to exploit our resources, when those resources are probably available closer to home and without having to go through the fuss of killing off a planet's inhabitants to obtain them. On the other hand, we might have something on our planet which they really want, and are prepared to fight and subdue the natives for.

The Spanish colonised Central and South America because their king had been playing silly buggers with the court's finances and needed the Inca gold to keep from going broke. Not saying there's an alien overlord out there who is shit with his finances, but it's a possibility that aliens will come here not because they're naturally inquisitive and want to get to know other civilisations out of benign motives, but that there's a specific rare resource that they need to sustain their civilisation, at the cost of whoever isn't going to part with that resource.
>> No. 444713 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 2:16 pm
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I have to say, all this chat about aliens discovering us is a lot more exciting than the usual discussions about us discovering aliens. I have decided that us discovering aliens would actually be really depressing, because if they're nearby, like on Mars, they're probably just moss or fungus, or flies in the absolute best-case scenario. So kind of disappointing. Even if there are little green men on a moon of Uranus or wherever, that's great, but how would we get there? They'd be out there but they'd take 15 years to visit, probably. And that's still incredibly unlikely; any aliens we discover are most likely to be one of those Dyson spheres 50 light years away. That would be the most fascinating thing ever, and we would never be able to speak to them, even knowing that they're out there, because we'd all be dead before we got a reply. How awful.
>> No. 444714 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 3:09 pm
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>>444713

>because if they're nearby, like on Mars, they're probably just moss or fungus, or flies in the absolute best-case scenario

Any proof of life, however basic, anywhere outside Earth would still be one of the most significant discoveries in all of human history. Perhaps THE most significant, because it would fundamentally alter what we assume to know about our place in the Universe. Even if it's just some fossilised single-cell green slime that lived a billion years ago and gets picked up by a Mars rover. Because if a planet is or was able to sustain simple life forms, even for a few million years, then it means that elsewhere in an extraterrestrial habitat where life has more time, like on our planet, on a long enough timescale more complex life could have evolved numerous times.

It's then really just a game of large numbers and probabilities. If our own galaxy contains roughly 100 billion stars and there are up to a few trillion other galaxies in the Universe, then all it takes is a minute fraction of life-sustaining planets orbiting sunlike stars where conditions are right for a long enough time, for there to be a substantial number of alien civilisations, both past and present.

I think the Fermi Paradox really only exists because the Universe is so incomprehensibly vast and we've only been looking for alien life for an infinitely short timespan compared to the Universe's entire age. There probably wasn't any life soon after the Big Bang, as complex life as we understand it tends to rely on heavier elements far beyond hydrogen and helium which needed time to form through various cycles of star formation and supernovae. But these heavy elements have probably existed in most galaxies for a few billion years now, in any case long enough for the possibility that there were alien, space-travelling civilisations one or two billion years even before our time. And even if they very prolifically sent out radio communication, it could be that their radio waves reached us at the time of the Dinosaurs, or will only reach us in ten or twenty million years.

The Fermi Paradox, then, isn't proof that aliens don't exist. It's just an indication that they're much harder to find than anybody originally assumed.
>> No. 444715 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 3:51 pm
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>>444703
It would be relatively simple once you get up to using the resources of a solar system to send a probe out to every other system in the galaxy. Wouldn't even need the tiny amount that would require if you just used Von Neumann probes - and even then our sun is pretty rare and stable so worth a look in its own right.

To be honest though if there's enough of them and they stick around you'd think they would establish a presence everywhere just because of the odd 1 in a trillion who decides to wander around space or make a space Milton Keynes. Plus someone would put on a lightshow.

>>444705
Would it matter if there's enough of them? Assuming they're not by-and-large curious about the universe you would still get the odd weirdo wanting to Netflix and chill with our species.

>>444711
>>444712
I'm sceptical of how it would work even for us today. We still have tribes in remote regions doing their own thing and aside from criminal miscreants the policy is one of open door if they want to cross the river or whatever. There's choice for them and thousands of anthropologists who will pop 'round for a cuppa and arranged marriage if they're willing to host them.

This has also led to us having accounts in living memory of contact and the problems it presents. Which, despite the problems of poverty and drug use, seem mostly to concern the social breakdown of the young leaving for a better life and the effective end of the culture. I'm not sure you could call it so much of a problem for us, if some aliens turn up with luxury space communism and billions of years of culture then I'm sure our civilisation would quickly be blobbed and we'd become space-weeaboos but would that be such a bad thing? Even if they're illegal miners we could just trade Uranus for a boat and a promise not to grass them up to the feds.
>> No. 444716 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 4:01 pm
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>> No. 444717 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 4:31 pm
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>>444715
Luxury space communism would be appealing yes but space-weeaboos? Outside of academia it's unlikely their culture would appeal to us. Teenagers aren't going to appreciate a story told via the medium of the scent-sac poison gases about slice-of-life egg-to-larvae years in the total blackness of L'M'natx IV's darkside asteroid fields. It lacks human interest.
>> No. 444718 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 5:21 pm
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Lidl had cantaloupes on sale this weekend for 99p. But when I cut it open just now, it had an overpowering smell and taste of acetone. I could barely eat one piece of it. Acetone smell in cantaloupes is apparently somewhat common, and it's either a sign of excessive fertiliser use or of the cantaloupe being overrripe. In both cases, if the Interwebs are right, it's not fit for consumption. And Lidl were cheeky bastards for still wanting 99p for it.
>> No. 444719 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 5:28 pm
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>>444717
>a story told via the medium of the scent-sac poison gases about slice-of-life egg-to-larvae years in the total blackness of L'M'natx IV's darkside asteroid fields
Isn't that what half of furaffinity's commissioning these days?
>> No. 444720 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 5:41 pm
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I made cheese scones this morning. Shame I didn't have any chives but still lovely.

>>444718
Lidl is extremely hit and miss when it comes to fresh produce. It's only really their bakery that stops them from being shite.
>> No. 444721 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 5:46 pm
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>>444717

>Luxury space communism

It's intriguing to speculate what kind of economic and political system aliens would have. If they're smart enough to build interstellar spaceships, then they will probably also have felt the need to come up with a way to organise their society.

It's not really a given that their system of choice would be one resembling our capitalist democracies. In essence, modern humans are the only known species who have a concept of personal property. Not even chimpanzees seem to have an instinct for it. You could say that territoriality is a precursor to personal property, but it's still not the same. Is property unique to us, or is the desire for it an inevitable side effect once a species becomes intellectually capable enough to build insterstellar spaceships?

Or the aliens could be more like an ant colony. Or like the bugs in Starship Troopers, where the individual counts nothing and also isn't particularly intellectual or smart, and just serves as a brainless grunt for the space domination plans of a higher being or some other kind of self-appointed sentient elite. In that sense then, that alien society would actually be more similar to communism or even national socialism.

Probably can't hurt to prepare for alien space Nazis.
>> No. 444722 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 5:53 pm
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>>444720

>Lidl is extremely hit and miss when it comes to fresh produce

I might tell them the next time I go there that their cantaloupe was shite. Then again, for 99p, it's not really worth the fuss. And it's not like their shelf stackers have any say in what Lidl does with their overripe or overfertilised produce.

Mangoes are also really hit and miss at Lidl. It's rare that they have soft ones that aren't hard as bricks and which then also taste as sweet and juicy as a good mango should.
>> No. 444723 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 5:54 pm
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>>444721 modern humans are the only known species who have a concept of personal property.

My dog knows what's his, and what isn't, and takes great joy in stealing other dogs' stuff.

I recently saw a bag of frozen prawns that said they were 'easy peelers'. I look forward to our alien overlords ranking earth species by their / our ease of peeling.
>> No. 444724 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 5:56 pm
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>Lidl is extremely hit and miss when it comes to fresh produce.
I agree with this too. Often it's fine, but sometimes I go in and find stuff like spring onion that's already wilted and floppy.

>>444721
>Probably can't hurt to prepare for alien space Nazis.
HEINLEIN WOZ RIGHT!!11!1
>> No. 444725 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 6:33 pm
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>>444723

I think a lot of birds think of their nest material as personal property too. Penguins take pebbles from each other's nest displays and the thief/victim behaviour is pretty consistent with humans in similar situations.
>> No. 444726 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 6:41 pm
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I've just heard quacking outside. I think there's a duck in one of my neighbour's gardens. What the fuck is a duck doing around here?
>> No. 444727 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 6:52 pm
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>>444726

Probably casing your house for a rob.
>> No. 444728 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 7:01 pm
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>>444717
Oh I don't know, there's probably some similarities if they have teenage brood larvae go off and do their brooding with other hip young larvae. Presumably we will have things in common with aliens just because you either need it to do civilisation or other things to do with the nature of reality etc.

Printers probably jam in any space fearing civilisation.

>>444721
>Probably can't hurt to prepare for alien space Nazis.

It could well be that we're the alien space Nazis and we've been no-platformed because we eat animals, plants and fungus. It would probably be pretty horrifying if your species has long since evolved beyond the need for food as we know it to see someone making a salad.
>> No. 444729 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 7:09 pm
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>>444728
>It would probably be pretty horrifying if your species has long since evolved beyond the need for food as we know it to see someone making a salad.

Surely, if their flora and fauna still exist, they'll be familiar with them doing exactly that despite not being a part of the food chain themselves?
>> No. 444730 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 7:26 pm
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>>444729
Won't they just be AIs/canned minds sent out, rather than squishy beings. Much removed from the food chain, and may regard such things as an abomination to be purged from the universe?
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27th June 2021
Sunday 7:30 pm
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>>444730
Seems a bit counter-intuitive, to consider lifeforms that consume other lifeforms as abominations in need of purging. It's not as though we'll eat the canned minds.
>> No. 444732 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 7:31 pm
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>>444728

>It could well be that we're the alien space Nazis and we've been no-platformed


So... the Universe is woke?
>> No. 444733 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 7:44 pm
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>>444731
most people are bloody odd, and they're quite like us.
I'm not sure that there's much merit in predicting what aliens would do, except over a beer for fun.
>> No. 444734 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 8:41 pm
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Of course the aliens haven't made contact with us. They respect the Prime Directive.
>> No. 444735 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 11:18 pm
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>>444734

I actually had to google that.
>> No. 444736 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 11:42 pm
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>>444735
Get on the Star Trek lad.
>> No. 444737 Anonymous
27th June 2021
Sunday 11:54 pm
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>>444736

Never been my thing. I like a good sci fi movie, but both Star Trek and Star Wars have never done anything for me.
>> No. 444738 Anonymous
28th June 2021
Monday 9:40 am
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>>444737

Star Trek: TNG is a classic series. Utopian, problem-solving, explorative, humanist, lovely sci-fi. I would highly recommend it. Start from season 2 if you want all the hidden gems, or 3 onwards if you have a very low tolerance for the "finding its feet" phase.
>> No. 444739 Anonymous
28th June 2021
Monday 11:19 am
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>>444738

I guess what I don't like is franchised sci fi. Probably with the exception of the Alien movies, I am more into one-offs, where you don't feel like somebody is milking it for the last drop.

One of my friends has a husband who, as a grown man of 40, still has a Star Trek uniform which he wears to conventions. That's a level of commitment to a work of fiction which seems a bit daft to me. In middle age, anyway.
>> No. 444740 Anonymous
28th June 2021
Monday 11:36 am
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Morrisons have refunded me items from my home shopping that didn't need refunding and I still have.
Should I report this or just ignore it and take the free £10 in the hopes they don't come for my kneecaps later?
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28th June 2021
Monday 12:25 pm
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>>444740
Morrisons via Amazon? Yeah they're a little careless at times, but always to my benefit. The cynical part of me is that packers deliberately do such things to ensure a good packer rating to stop Bezo's all-knowing machines from firing them.
>> No. 444742 Anonymous
28th June 2021
Monday 12:27 pm
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>>444741
And as soon as I posted I realised that all-knowing machines would know they have done such a thing. So maybe they aren't fully all-knowing when it comes to stock control. At least until they turn Morrison's into grocery fulfillment centres.
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28th June 2021
Monday 12:31 pm
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>>444739
>I am more into one-offs, where you don't feel like somebody is milking it for the last drop.
It's worth watching the first season or two of Star Trek TNG, it won't feel like that and you'll get some context for a surprising amount of things people regularly reference.
>> No. 444744 Anonymous
28th June 2021
Monday 12:34 pm
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>>444741
Nah, the regular Morrisons home delivery.
I actually worked as a picker for Amazon in a Morrisons a few years ago. Dreadful job, if something was out of stock we were told just to shove in a bigger pack of a product for example. If the thing couldn't be switched for another on the sly then it came down to a shitty alternatives system where you have to wait for a customers response for 5 minutes while a shift leader tries to dig around in the warehouse or most of the time do fuck all and moan.
The all knowing computer assumes you can phase through walls and automatically locate stock in the warehouse so I was always under the target for picking.
Fucking hated that job, and fuck those wankers who ordered 20 bottles of coke to be delivered within the next 2 hours. To this day I'm still angry.
>> No. 444751 Anonymous
28th June 2021
Monday 2:37 pm
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>>444743

I'll add that the best of the episodes really do feel like self-contained stories in their own right, as well.

The Measure of a Man is a futuristic courtroom drama that touches on themes of consciousness and the value of (possible) life.

Tapestry is a retrospective of the captain's life, about the folly of regret.

The Best of Both Worlds is basically a feature length sci-fi thriller about the Borg.

The Inner Light is about a whole civilisation, condensed quite cleverly into about 50 minutes.

>>444739
>One of my friends has a husband who, as a grown man of 40, still has a Star Trek uniform which he wears to conventions. That's a level of commitment to a work of fiction which seems a bit daft to me. In middle age, anyway.

I think it's because the world presented is so pleasant and idealistic that many people really would want to live there, or at least find it inspiring enough to emulate. I probably wouldn't attend a convention because there's also a lot about the series I dislike (Klingons bore me to tears), but I have become a lot more sympathetic since actually watching TNG. It was maybe the first sci-fi I'd ever watched that presented a world I'd want to live in.
>> No. 444754 Anonymous
28th June 2021
Monday 4:13 pm
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I reckon the convention scene is just an excuse to make and party with friends. You hear nothing but good things about the Star Trek community which is what drove the franchise after the cancellation of TOS and made fan conventions a thing.

Should go myself once we're allowed to have hotel orgies again, what's stopped me is how expensive the uniforms are.

>>444751
I think Darmok might be the best intro episode just because by the end of it you can speak a new language. Green during the bank holiday sale!

>> No. 444755 Anonymous
28th June 2021
Monday 7:17 pm
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>>444754

Darmok's taken on new relevance now that memes have been invented. Philip Fry, his eyes narrowed and so on.
>> No. 444756 Anonymous
28th June 2021
Monday 7:45 pm
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>>444755

Smokester, with his layer transparent.
>> No. 444842 Anonymous
2nd July 2021
Friday 9:14 pm
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Today I handed in my notice at work, as I've been lining up something else for myself elsewhere. Having the conversation with my supervisors about it had been playing on my mind for several months, and now I'm just exhausted.

Anyway, it's 4th July weekend over here so I get Monday off. Gonna watch my neighbours almost set themselves on fire for a few underwhelming fireworks.
>> No. 444844 Anonymous
2nd July 2021
Friday 9:25 pm
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>>444842
Enjoy the weekend yankm8.
>> No. 444847 Anonymous
2nd July 2021
Friday 9:46 pm
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>>444844
Cheers. Currently trying to find a pub to watch the footy, not a "sports bar".
>> No. 444848 Anonymous
2nd July 2021
Friday 11:05 pm
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>> No. 444849 Anonymous
2nd July 2021
Friday 11:11 pm
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I'll be at the Fambula Gardens in Hampstead, but I won't acknowledge you in any way and will mostly be staring at the TV. Feel free to join.
>> No. 444855 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 1:21 pm
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Just had a new dishwasher delivered. All is well. BUT WHY DOIES IT NEED WIFI FFS WHY
>> No. 444856 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 2:49 pm
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>>444855
So the security department can be notified if you break the TOS by using off-brand washing powder, of course. Nullifying your right to use the device and increasing the cost of your medical insurance for using potentially dangerous chemicals.
>> No. 444857 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 2:58 pm
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>>444855
You will live in the pod, you will eat the bugs etc.

It's probably to enable features like remote activation and energy use monitoring.
>> No. 444858 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 3:01 pm
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Apparently I should be experiences rain, thunder and lightning right now but all I see is blue skies to the horizon. I'm very much looking forward to a very dramatic change in weather.
>> No. 444859 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 3:03 pm
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Very gay of the Free Masons to not let women join.
>> No. 444860 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 3:07 pm
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>>444857
>remote activation

Yes - it apparently has this feature. BUT WHAT IS THE FUCKING POINT? There is absolutely no functional need to kick-off a dishwashing cycle from my phone, as opposed to the buttons on the front. Who has a functional requirement for that? I remember to empty and then repack the dishwasher, add all the detergent and shit but somehow get on the train and forget to switch it on?

I already know I need to MITM the traffic to see what else it is doing.

I am definitely becoming more Ted Kaczynski as I get older.
>> No. 444861 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 4:42 pm
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>>444860

The only use I can think of is if you'd loaded it up, went off to do the school run and realised somewhere on the road that you'd forgotten to turn it on. I suspect it's something to do with gathering metrics for the company. As a professional Data carpet-bagger, you've no idea how many managers with no real requirement for fine-tuned data analysis have been bitten by the bug regardless.
>> No. 444862 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 5:12 pm
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Found the uncropped version of that Boris photo-op.

Nationwide branding on our national flag though, what the fuck.
>> No. 444863 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 5:49 pm
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>>444862

The cross making a red carpet coming right out of No. 10 is a gross touch.
>> No. 444864 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 6:02 pm
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>>444860

Obviously so you can turn it off while you're not at home to save energy.
>> No. 444865 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 7:30 pm
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>>444860

It costs about a quid to add wifi to something electrical and Darren will be well impressed innit.
>> No. 444866 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 7:31 pm
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The 'rona lockdown has been really bad on me. I have gained 3.5 stones and most of my clothes don't fit me. I bought a few polo shirts that arrived today, but since I am a short lad, they reach my knees.

Where can I get polo shirts that would fit a short, wide lad? I searched everywhere, but the only solutions seems to be buying loads of XXL polo shirts and get it shortened at the tailors. Christ.
>> No. 444867 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 8:25 pm
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>>444866
Tuck them in.
>> No. 444868 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 10:20 pm
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>>444866

Maybe try to shed some of that weight again?

Easier said than done, I know. I'm trying to get rid of the corona flab with cycling and frequent strenuous gardening, but it's not been easy. I've also cut back my sweets and unhealthy foods as much as possible, but I haven't really made a big dent in the 2 st. I''ve gained since about March of 2020.
>> No. 444869 Anonymous
4th July 2021
Sunday 12:35 pm
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When YouTube video makers tell me they "understand" if I can't donate to their Patreon I wonder who's telling them I'm a "tight bastard".
>> No. 444899 Anonymous
9th July 2021
Friday 8:36 pm
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Bought all the ingredients for a homemade mango pineapple chicken curry today. Really looking forward to it tomorrow.
>> No. 444900 Anonymous
9th July 2021
Friday 8:40 pm
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>>444899
Can you try coating the chicken in bicarb of soda then rinsing it off after 20 minutes, before you cook with it, then let us know how it is?
>> No. 444901 Anonymous
9th July 2021
Friday 9:28 pm
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>>444900

> coating the chicken in bicarb of soda then rinsing it off after 20 minutes

To what end? How does it improve the chicken?
>> No. 444902 Anonymous
9th July 2021
Friday 9:29 pm
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>>444901

Supposedly it makes it really soft and tender the way some Chinese restaurants do it.
>> No. 444903 Anonymous
9th July 2021
Friday 9:40 pm
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I relapsed and had three Thornton's chocolates. However, I think this is a good thing in a way, as I feel like a total mug and all for a minute, if I'm being generous, of sweet nonsense.
>> No. 444908 Anonymous
10th July 2021
Saturday 12:13 am
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>>444902
Please enjoy this hilariously poorly-written article on the process: https://kitchenwarerater.com/how-to-tenderize-chicken-breast-with-baking-soda/
>> No. 444909 Anonymous
10th July 2021
Saturday 12:39 am
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>>444908

>Pound your meat

Right. Perfectly reasonable to have a wank before you start cooking.


I always use white wine to marinade and tenderise meat. What also works well when you cook chop suey-type Chinese stir fry is to leave your cut up chicken pieces in a mixture of light soy sauce and rice cooking wine for about two hours. I also add sesame oil and sweet chili sauce, but mainly for flavour.
>> No. 444910 Anonymous
10th July 2021
Saturday 12:52 am
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>>444909

That sounds great but would be a bit strange in anything other than Chinese-inspired meals.
>> No. 444912 Anonymous
10th July 2021
Saturday 1:53 am
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>>444909
My favourite was
>Scientifically, sodium bicarbonate is an element
>> No. 444915 Anonymous
10th July 2021
Saturday 11:49 am
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>>444910

I did say I only do that with Chinese stir fry.

On pretty much everything else, white wine is a great tenderiser. The acid and the alcohol break down proteins in the meat, and also make your meat take up the flavour of herbs and spices better.
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10th July 2021
Saturday 3:03 pm
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Well chuffed with myself. Made the curry for lunch today.

The picture doesn't quite do it justice, it looked even better IRL.

The purple bits are saturn peach. There was also some fresh orange in it if you look closely.
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10th July 2021
Saturday 8:06 pm
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I've bought a pouch of chestnut puree. Erm, what should I do with it?
>> No. 444923 Anonymous
10th July 2021
Saturday 10:39 pm
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My partner has just called me crying, stressed out her friend's wedding and all the associated gubbins - she's the maid of honour at this friend's wedding, and the friend in question is probably top three worst people I've met in my entire life. This isn't the first time she's been reduced to tears by the whole thing, either, and every time it's the bride herself that's caused it.

As I mentioned, the bride is a cunt. She relocated a few years ago, so she simply must have an engagement party in both her hometown and her current town, as well as a bridal shower in both locations. Everyone must attend, the bridal party must be following the dress code that she dictates to match the decorations for the event (which the bridal party are also expected to chip in for). The hen do is a fucking five-night stay in Puerto Vallarta, so all fucking twenty-two of the bridal party have had to take three days off work in order to attend, book expensive international flights, and coordinate crossing borders during a fucking pandemic. Of course, when they're there, outfits simply must be coordinated, there's a day with black swimsuits, a day with pink swimsuits, a little-black-dress night, a custom-made "OMG it's so-and-so's hen do" pyjama night at the Airbnb, and she even wanted to hire a fucking photographer to follow them around for one of the days.

The incident today was that the bride had recently demanded custom temporary tattoos with the groom's face on them, even picked out the exact ones and provided the photo, and then got angry when she was told they had been delivered and looked good because "it's meant to be a surprise".

The whole year of planning this shit has really pushed our lass over the edge. The two of them are chalk and cheese, I've never understood why they're friends in the first place. This obnoxious, selfish, Instagram model cunt is somehow a mainstay in the life of my sweet, jeans-and-tee-shirt-and-a-spliff-in-her-mouth gentle soul.

I'm trying to be supportive as much as I can, but honestly there has to come a point where you realise your "best" friend is a complete cunt and call it quits. She even divulged today that the majority of her weekly therapy sessions are spent talking about how stressful planning someone else's hen do has been for her.
>> No. 444924 Anonymous
10th July 2021
Saturday 11:30 pm
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>>444923

Some people just stick to their mates a lot more strongly than others, I think, with the understanding (or maybe more like a naive hope) that it's worth it in the end. You get something out of a bond that endures through thick and thin like that.

Myself, I split up with my best mate about ten years ago. Never had and never will have a mate as close as I was with him, we were verging upon gay couple, but my God he was a complete and utter fucking tosser. Selfish, arrogant, conceited, as well as sensitive and childish in the worst of ways. Truly just a repulsive combination of personality elements. And yet I was dependent on him, for quite a long time, as was he to me- Because we were mates, you know.

It's a strange thing, friendship. I think that's why I don't really do it so much these days. It's a very difficult thing to navigate emotionally, whereas I at least understand the relationship of love and sex you can have with your missus.
>> No. 444925 Anonymous
10th July 2021
Saturday 11:43 pm
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>>444923
>the bride had recently demanded custom temporary tattoos with the groom's face on them
I have little to add beyond that being very, very odd. To the point of it being comedic but also slightly sinister.
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10th July 2021
Saturday 11:57 pm
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>>444925

It strikes me as standard hen do shite. If anything, slightly less intrusive and annoying than the more common one of them all carrying around masks of his face.
>> No. 444927 Anonymous
11th July 2021
Sunday 12:15 am
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>>444923
>The two of them are chalk and cheese, I've never understood why they're friends in the first place. This obnoxious, selfish, Instagram model cunt is somehow a mainstay in the life of my sweet, jeans-and-tee-shirt-and-a-spliff-in-her-mouth gentle soul.

You should know full well by now that for every good-lass there is an equal and opposite mentalist-lass who causes no end of trouble. It's like Star Wars.
>> No. 444928 Anonymous
11th July 2021
Sunday 9:07 am
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>>444923
Fuck being "friends" with anyone like that, jesus wept.
>> No. 444929 Anonymous
11th July 2021
Sunday 10:26 am
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>>444926
I don't know, there's something different about a tattoo. Temporary or otherwise, there's a history there.
>> No. 444930 Anonymous
11th July 2021
Sunday 4:45 pm
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So Branson just became the first virgin in space or something.
>> No. 444931 Anonymous
11th July 2021
Sunday 6:38 pm
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It's been 11 years yesterday since Gazza turned up for Moaty. Fucking hell.
>> No. 444932 Anonymous
11th July 2021
Sunday 8:23 pm
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>> No. 444933 Anonymous
12th July 2021
Monday 12:44 am
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No work till noon tomorrow. Watching another Bond movie now. I've never actually seen Moonraker, so I'm curious to see if it's really as outrageously daft as everybody says.
>> No. 444971 Anonymous
15th July 2021
Thursday 10:47 am
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>>444933
>> No. 444972 Anonymous
15th July 2021
Thursday 10:49 am
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>>444933
Did Jaws' girlfriend have braces for you?
>> No. 444989 Anonymous
15th July 2021
Thursday 6:18 pm
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>>444972

It really was outrageously daft, and sums up everything that was wrong with the Roger Moore Bond movies. They were taking the piss out of themselves in a way that made them painful to watch.

The Craig David Daniel Craig ones are only marginally better IMO. The whole franchise has largely been a disappointment ever since Connery hung up his hat. Of all the other Bonds, I think Pierce Brosnan was my favourite. But one or two of his outings were also less than mediocre. I remember that Die Another Day had some piss poor CGI effects even for its time.
>> No. 444990 Anonymous
15th July 2021
Thursday 8:35 pm
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>>444989
Answer the question, Nelson Mandela.
>> No. 444991 Anonymous
15th July 2021
Thursday 8:45 pm
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>>444989
Please don't slag of the Dalton films again, even by implication.
>> No. 444993 Anonymous
15th July 2021
Thursday 9:22 pm
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>>444991

Dalton was alright, but the two films he did weren't enough for him to come into his own. It's difficult to judge him, almost for the same reason that it was difficult to judge George Lazenby.

Brosnan had just the right kind of understated upper class flair about him that suited the role. Worth remembering that Ian Fleming's original characterisation of Bond included him being an Etonian. You kind of would have believed that of Roger Moore as well, but again, his movies were a complete piss take. They were second-rate spy comedies, kind of a poshed-up Get Smart, but gone horribly wrong.
>> No. 444999 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 9:42 am
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I bought a promotional chicken sandwich from a popular seppo franchise last night and thought that it had overstated how spicy it was, but in the cold light of day my nippy bumhole has a difference of opinion.
>> No. 445000 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 11:15 am
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>>444999

Your nippy bumhole? How many bumholes do you have?
>> No. 445001 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 11:35 am
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>>445000
One for the money and the free rides,
It's two for the lie that you denied,
Three for the calls you've been making,
It's four all the times you've been faking.
>> No. 445002 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 11:44 am
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>>445000

Just the one, and it is nippy as it is singular.
>> No. 445003 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 1:59 pm
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>>444999

I had one too, and was pleasantly surprised at the heat. It's nothing ridiculous, but enough for me to feel it, and I have a relatively high heat tolerance for an english bloke.

Considering their "spicy" nuggets from a while ago had zero heat, this was a welcome surprise.
>> No. 445013 Anonymous
17th July 2021
Saturday 11:08 am
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I am sweating like a black man on a rape charge. I had a cold shower earlier for some relief from the heat but the effects have already worn off.
>> No. 445014 Anonymous
17th July 2021
Saturday 12:00 pm
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>>445013
Did it feel like a... water cannon on Martin Luther King?
>> No. 445015 Anonymous
17th July 2021
Saturday 12:34 pm
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>You can't spell advertisement without semen between the tits

I don't know about these woman on tinder. I just don't know.
>> No. 445016 Anonymous
17th July 2021
Saturday 12:54 pm
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>>445015

I swear half of them just put this kind of shit as bait so they can tear you down for "benevolent actual maritime issues" or whatever made up shite it is this week when you crack a cheeky joke back. Fuck the lot of 'em frankly, they can stay single.
>> No. 445023 Anonymous
17th July 2021
Saturday 4:59 pm
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I went speed dating today. Maybe I'm just a cunt but I didn't meet a single woman I'd like to see again which is different from the beforetime.

>>445016
The banter ones are the worst for me. And all the Thai/Mexicans on passport mode plus those that are obviously Chinese scammers using the VPN.
>> No. 445026 Anonymous
17th July 2021
Saturday 8:09 pm
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>>445023
What didn't you like about them?
>> No. 445027 Anonymous
17th July 2021
Saturday 8:36 pm
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One of the neighbours is blasting out Fatman Scoop. It's always those with the worst taste in music who choose to do this on sunny days.
>> No. 445029 Anonymous
17th July 2021
Saturday 9:24 pm
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>>445027
Does he have more than one song?
>> No. 445030 Anonymous
17th July 2021
Saturday 10:01 pm
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>>445026
>What didn't you like about them?

Why are you phrasing it as if I have to actively dislike someone to have no interest in seeing them again. Do I sound like one of those 'good-time girls' to you?
>> No. 445033 Anonymous
17th July 2021
Saturday 10:30 pm
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>>445029
None that I'm familiar with. They've been playing songs from ~15 years ago all day, the classics like Low by Flo Rida.
>> No. 445035 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 12:01 am
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I was listening to something on YouTube while doing the washing up. It was on my phone so no ad blocking and I would swear, under oath, in front of a judge and a court full of witnesses that the ad that played after the video finished was for a "man scaping" kit and it recommended it as a gift for, amongst other male loved ones, "your son". I wasn't actually looking at the phone so I didn't see it, but by Jove, I heard it.
>> No. 445036 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 12:51 am
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>>445035
Yeah, I seem to recall similar stuff being advertised on the "Modern Wisdom" podcast a while back.
>> No. 445037 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 12:54 am
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My occasional urges to read a book have got the better of me, and I was so temporarily gay for books that I have started reading the most unreadable monstrosity I own, which has been on the unread-book shelf since 2013 according to the receipt inside it. That's how brave I was feeling, and how eager to read a book I was.

I am currently on page 31 out of 745 of The Complete Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, in proper ye-olde-Englissche, and it can go fuck itself. I always feel this way when I start reading a book, but I get the feeling I won't get into the flow of this one.
>> No. 445038 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 2:00 am
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>>445035

I know the one you mean. It's a good job you were listening and not just watching.
>> No. 445039 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 2:10 am
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>> No. 445041 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 8:16 am
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And it's only going to get hotter. So yeah, it's haymaking weekend. Time to spend the day sitting in a mobile greenhouse on top of a big diesel engine trying to drink enough not to die.
Still, £4 a bale, lads. This year, might get near min wage if it all goes well.
>> No. 445042 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 8:52 am
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>>445041

If you put a couple of weed plants in each field you could probably triple that while still having plausible deniability if anyone reported them
>> No. 445043 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 9:34 am
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>>445038

They also refer to it as "a gift to yourself, really". I know incest porn is popular now, but you can't go making ads about cleaning your sons acorn bush up for your own pleasure.
>> No. 445044 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 1:15 pm
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Bit of a scorcher.
>> No. 445046 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 2:03 pm
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What's worrying me is that we have forecasts for rain next week but with no difference made to the heat. That better not mean hot-rain that only raises the humidity.
>> No. 445047 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 2:32 pm
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Lass and I got invited to a closed down LGBT bar by a friend of a friend for a party. The first woman we started speaking to was talking about swinging, told us both we were fit, and in 10 minutes she was telling my girlfriend how hot it was watching her lad fuck someone else. But soon the shoe was on the other foot as she told me how much I'd enjoy watching my lass get rammed. Then everyone took their bras off and I was down to my boxers along with the other gentlemen in the room. After a while you stop noticing the tits everywhere.

First time I've kissed someone in front of the partner; it's a strange experience and I couldn't relax because I was too focused on not doing anything wrong or looking like I was enjoying it too much. One guy spent a good ten minutes rigorously describing the process of urethral sounding. He really liked it. It's not my cup of tea.

I can't wait to see how I fuck this up and alienate all involved. They were all quite nice people.
>> No. 445048 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 3:09 pm
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>>445047

That's nice. I've done the laundry today.
>> No. 445049 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 3:23 pm
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>>445047
You know, I really, really don't want to see my girlfriend have sex with someone else. Fortunately, there's a 0% chance of that happening.

>>445048
Me too, mate.
>> No. 445051 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 3:57 pm
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>>445049
Not him but I don't really get this admittedly rather common mentality. I think one is in denial if one thinks their partner only fancies them. For me sex is sex. Sure it would be a little annoying knowing she can be satisfied better by another bloke, but as long as the relationship has love, trust, and emotional connection, who cares if we like to bang other people sometimes? We're all just animals in clothes.
>> No. 445053 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 4:26 pm
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>>445051 We're all just animals in clothes.
Not me, m8. Stark bollock naked. 's hot, innit.
No urge here to shag other people or in front of other people. It's a private thing that me & the mrs do, with each other. We're probably boring in this respect, but hey ho.
>> No. 445055 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 5:22 pm
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>>445049
Me three. I wish I'd done it yesterday as I know that now I'm going to have to do it Monday morning.

>>445051
I literally can't understand how you can think of your lass getting ploughed by another bloke as normal. Your appeal to nature in this context is especially questionable as a bloke grabbing your partners bum will make anyone very cross as a point of fact.

Different tastes for different tongues but don't come crying to me when you feel lost.
>> No. 445056 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 6:01 pm
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>>445049
Me neither. I'm not sure if I'd be better off if I didn't care though, the lad whose girlfriend was trying to poach us seemed to be genuinely at one with the world. Either that or in complete denial. I'm going for the angle of trying to be a fantastic boyfriend so I can have my cake and eat it too, which looks like a realistic possibility at the moment.

Either way, I'm fascinated that I got to see one of those weird spontaneously sexy parties unfold. There was no specific trigger, just a couple of girls covered their top halves in glitter and then bras started coming off.

>>445051
I've had it before where I've just stopped finding other women attractive, so presumably some people experience that for a while at least. Personally I see no problem with acknowledging someone else as attractive, as long as you're not banging on about the same person repeatedly. If you trust your partner wouldn't cheat on you, then you shouldn't be bothered about them acknowledging someone as being fit, and if you are then you'd benefit from working on that. And conversely, if you know your partner has an issue with hearing things about other people, you should be able to refrain from commenting.

That said, everyone's different. If you're able to smile and put a cuppa on while she's on all fours getting it airtight from the lads down the pub, more power to you. But that's not really something the vast majority of people want.

>>445055
>I literally can't understand how you can think of your lass getting ploughed by another bloke as normal.
I can get how certain individuals can think that, but they're a fraction of a percent of the population and I find it kind of weird when they go "Well why can't you just enjoy it".
>> No. 445057 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 6:40 pm
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Wait, why is someone going to a gay bar in order to get off with another lass whilst your girlfriend gets off with another lad? That's like going to a curry house to order steak and chips. If you to to a gay bar for a bit of sexy time the very least you can do is touch a cock or two.
>> No. 445059 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 7:31 pm
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>>445057
He said it's a 'closed down' LGBT bar. I can only presume he's from the 2030/40s when the west is due another religious revival.
>> No. 445060 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 7:33 pm
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>>445059

Can't think of any reasons in the recent past or the present that might cause a public venue to be shut down.
>> No. 445061 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 8:13 pm
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>>445060
It was actually closed almost a decade ago, they want to put up a block of flats on the location. Absolutely beautiful place, roof terrace with trellis and vines leading down to an underground bar.

>>445057
Now I'm wondering if the average person would feel more, equally, or less annoyed if their lass got with a gay guy instead of a straight one. And if you're less annoyed if they're gay, would that mean that part of your annoyance stems from the idea of someone else getting gratification out of it.
>> No. 445062 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 8:17 pm
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>>445061
>if their lass got with a gay guy instead of a straight one

Do you understand what being gay is?
>> No. 445063 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 8:59 pm
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>>445062
Does your definition of 'gay' preclude getting with people of the opposite gender but not particularly enjoying it?
>> No. 445064 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 9:00 pm
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Did some of that "hard work" today. It's not quite sex with fifteen people, but I am very tired.
>> No. 445068 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 11:20 pm
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Was it .gs laundry day today or are we all using some sort of euphemism? Because I've definitely done mine, iykwim.

>>445063

Seems like a bit of a faff, it's like the sexual equivalent of getting the wrong order at the drive through then just stomaching it anyway because you're hungry and don't want to make a scene.

With the swinging thing I think the problematic aspect is the blatant imbalance of desirability and accessibility for men and women. It's not a just world we live in when a 19 stone munter in her 40s can get gang-banged by six guys at three hour's notice, but a fit, athletic bloke with a big cock and everything in his favour still has to go through the two week vetting process before he even gets a sniff of the fanny someone else has already spunked in first.

I was quite into the kink scene as a younglad but I grew tired of it.
>> No. 445071 Anonymous
19th July 2021
Monday 9:26 am
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>>445064

This reminds me of possibly the funniest porn scene I ever witnessed. There's a genre out there where bisexual couples will take on a third. In one there was a beautiful petite brunette girl who had been paired with two athletic young guys, all of them bisexual. They all seemed to be having a good time, but they were also totally mismatched in their physicality. The result was essentially the two guys going at it like it was their last chance at sex, gymnastically jumping and switching, with this poor girl taking up some awkward position sandwiched between them.

In a sweet little post-scene interview, they asked everyone how they felt after the novel experience and the girl simply says, "exhausted".
>> No. 445208 Anonymous
23rd July 2021
Friday 8:39 pm
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The sensors on the USS Enterprise (Star Trek TNG, not the Second World War) are useless. Every time Picard asks Data for a readout on something that isn't a decloaked Romulan Bird-of-Prey he comes back with "sensors are not detecting any... blah, blah, blah" and they have to muddle on through regardless.

Anyway, my weekend's off to a great start, as you can see.
>> No. 445209 Anonymous
23rd July 2021
Friday 9:09 pm
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Some total nonsense I submitted to IMDb, about an actress shaving off her eyebrows for a role in 2017, is not only still there but some fan sites and at least one semi-official commenter have repeated it as truth so I guess that's canon now.
>> No. 445210 Anonymous
23rd July 2021
Friday 9:16 pm
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>>445208
Despite being a flagship of the Federation, comprising the best of the best, Troi and Worf in particular stand out as quite inept. At least with the sensors I can pretend it's some unknown particle defenerizer that's transmodulating the warp frequency.



Obligatory "Shut up, Wesley."
>> No. 445215 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 1:43 am
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>>445209
During the Olympics opening ceremony earlier, I wondered if it was too late to make up random facts and add them to the Wikipedia pages for each country. The commentators were clearly reading random trivia facts about each country; I'm sure I could have got someone to proudly announce that the Marshall Islands glow in the dark, or the people of Burkina Faso have the largest average shoe size in the world.
>> No. 445220 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 8:58 am
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>>445215
If you did then you could use a clip of them saying it as the citation on the page itself. It's always worth trying.
>> No. 445224 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 11:44 am
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>>445215
I only watched the first hour of the opening ceremony but fuck me were the BBC commentators annoying. They never shut up for one but they were pretty condescending and disrespectful on top.
>> No. 445231 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 3:35 pm
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>>445224
This annoyed me as well, it's like they were being paid by the word with the bloke being especially grating as he was sat too close to the microphone. I can understand why you might need an explanation for certain parts of the performance but I'd much prefer to have the option for subtitles like Top of the Pops 2.

I don't know if it was especially bad this time or if it was just more noticeable because of the underwhelming performance until the carpenters showed up.
>> No. 445236 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 4:38 pm
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What is it when you drink tea then your mouth gets all salivery and you feel like being sick? I actually threw up my tea last night within 30 seconds of drinking it - strangely enough only the tea came up, without the mince, potato and various other things i'd eaten moments before.

The mug smelled a bit weird afterwards - perhpas i didn't wash it thoroughly enough or left it with dirty water to dry. Either way i haven't been able to face drinking today.
>> No. 445237 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 4:40 pm
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I don't know if it's broken, but I've just smashed my little toe directly into the bath as I stepped out of the shower and it really aches. A hundred-quadrillion times I've stepped out of showers and that's never happened, so I suppose it was due. I think it might be broken though, it's gone all tingly.

>>445210
The problem with the both of them is that they have abilities that could immediately solve or prevent quite a few of the problems the Enterprise finds itself in. If Worf was just allowed to pull the heads off Borg and Troi immediately pointed out whenever someone was completely full of it and trying to trick the crew, you'd lose about 10% of the entire show. I'm sure they do good work off camera. Look what happened to O'Brien's mental health when he left for DS9, Troi's counseling was the only thing holding him together.
>> No. 445238 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 5:54 pm
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I saw raccoons today, probably the first time in my life. Fuck me, they stink.
>> No. 445240 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 9:29 pm
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There's either fireworks or gunshots outside. They're so rapid fire that it actually does sound more like an assault rifle gunfight.

I think it's more likely to be fireworks from the horse racing thing that's happening, but either way, if I die (either of gunshots or an anger related stroke) then you lads can have my stuff.
>> No. 445241 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 10:04 pm
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>>445240
Given my familiarity with horses, fireworks seem like an inappropriate choice of celebration.
>> No. 445242 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 10:21 pm
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>>445241

I thought that too, but I assume the horses aren't invited to the evening events.
>> No. 445243 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 10:45 pm
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I don't know what I ate yesterday, but whatever it was has decided to take on a whole new life in my stomach and I don't think I've two minutes all day without farting. I'm working the whole weekend as well and the constant wandering off to not subject my colleagues to the noxious fumes is getting tiring and awkward.
>> No. 445244 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 11:22 pm
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>>445243
Take a laxative? Obviously make sure you shit before you go into work if you know what's good for you.
>> No. 445245 Anonymous
25th July 2021
Sunday 2:31 am
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Having had the afore mentioned promotional chicken sandwich for lunch and had the need to sit on the lav every time I have had a piss all evening. I have finally evacuated whatever was in it that has given me gut issues for the past 8 hours.
>> No. 445246 Anonymous
25th July 2021
Sunday 3:14 am
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I had donner meat nachos from the takeaway earlier. I don't know why it isn't more widespread and I've never had it sooner, that was a fantastic idea.

It's taken me a good year or so of trial and error to find the good takeaways around here, but now I finally have done, I think I might be putting on a bit of weight over the coming months.
>> No. 445247 Anonymous
25th July 2021
Sunday 2:23 pm
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You lads probably didn't need to be told this, but Peter Rabbit 2 is very bad. It's possibly the worst film I've ever seen.
>> No. 445249 Anonymous
25th July 2021
Sunday 4:35 pm
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I've been seeing an uptick in nighttime intrusive thoughts about killing myself recently. I don't have a plan, so I'm not exactly concerned that I'm going to kill myself, but I do spend a worrying amount of time fantasising about it, and rationalising it.
>> No. 445252 Anonymous
25th July 2021
Sunday 9:49 pm
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Quite fucking surreal seeing footage of floods in the same city you're in while everyone around you just carries on as usual.

>> No. 445253 Anonymous
25th July 2021
Sunday 10:14 pm
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>>445252
Here in Birmingham we haven't seen rain in a few weeks.
Birmingham could do with a good flood.
>> No. 445255 Anonymous
25th July 2021
Sunday 11:11 pm
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>>445252
Blew my mind as well, I went to the shops this afternoon and while it was pissing it down it didn't look like any flood risk. There's still rain coming for the rest of the week so hopefully it will distract my boss enough that I can get away with doing fuck all.

Don't know why you have people driving through flood water. It doesn't matter how far you have to go for a hotel, surely it's still better than risking your car being trapped.
>> No. 445257 Anonymous
26th July 2021
Monday 4:05 am
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>>445252

Ahhh fuck yas. It's not like anyone down there cares when it's Hebden Bridge or wherever flooding like clockwork year after year. You lot need another Grenfell.
>> No. 445259 Anonymous
26th July 2021
Monday 11:07 am
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>>445257
What is it about ethnic minorities burning to death that you enjoy the most?
>> No. 445260 Anonymous
26th July 2021
Monday 11:11 am
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>>445259

Don't start.
>> No. 445380 Anonymous
30th July 2021
Friday 11:32 pm
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Thinking about going the Minoxidil route with my onset hair loss for the time being. Hair follicle transplants with a qualified specialist would be upwards of 2,000 quid in my case. As hair transplants go, that isn't even a lot of money. But it's not an amount I can afford to just spend on something like that at the moment.
>> No. 445381 Anonymous
30th July 2021
Friday 11:40 pm
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>>445380
Just embrace your inner Larry David.
https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/library/magazine/specials/20000319fas-david1.html
>> No. 445382 Anonymous
31st July 2021
Saturday 12:20 am
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>>445381

>Get over your bald self

A complete baldie would say that.
>> No. 445383 Anonymous
31st July 2021
Saturday 12:59 am
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>>445380

How come pointless shite like hair transplants is more affordable than decent dentistry?
>> No. 445385 Anonymous
31st July 2021
Saturday 1:44 am
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>>445383
They can't strip a new set of teeth off your arse cheeks. Well, I hope they can't.
>> No. 445388 Anonymous
31st July 2021
Saturday 11:32 am
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>>445385

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfE8CA8EJWA
>> No. 445390 Anonymous
31st July 2021
Saturday 6:53 pm
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Chris-chan was trending on Twitter yesterday for reasons that I make me wish I hadn't clicked.
>> No. 445391 Anonymous
31st July 2021
Saturday 7:52 pm
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>>445390
>"Has anyone pointed out that the incest statute doesn't apply to mother and daughter incest so that will cause the legal question of gender vs sex to be resolved in VA?"
Thank you so much for guiding me toward such a hearty laugh, i was in dire need. Ho-li-fuck :D
>> No. 445392 Anonymous
31st July 2021
Saturday 10:03 pm
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>>445391
>i
>:D
Christ, they let anyone in here these days.
>> No. 445393 Anonymous
31st July 2021
Saturday 10:10 pm
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I'd heard the word "internecine" about three times in my entire life at the start of the week. Now I've heard it that many times in as many days in completely different contexts; the simulation is faltering, I will escape.
>> No. 445394 Anonymous
31st July 2021
Saturday 10:40 pm
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>>445390
The only consolation that might come out of this is Chris being institutionalised and Barb might become a ward of the state of California and actually get treatment and care for her dementia. Chris has been having what appears to be a schizophrenic break for about 5 years, while "looking after" an elderly woman with dementia who is beginning to regress to childhood.

Hindsight being 20/20, it seems like it was inevitable that Chris would end up raping someone, they are a colossal sex pest. If Chris is even fit to stand trail, I think the sentence for the Mother/Son incest alone is up to 10 years. I don't think Chris claiming to be trans, I don't know if they actually are or not, will save them.

Lads if you don't know who Chris-chan is, don't look into this. It's fucking horrifying.
>> No. 445395 Anonymous
31st July 2021
Saturday 10:59 pm
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I'm going to sound like an old fogey here, but what is the musical appeal of Billie Eilish? It just doesn't sound... good. I mean, I can appreciate music that I don't like but hers just seems like a bit of a non-event. Is it a bunch of teenagers thinking they've discovered something deep and BRILLIANT?

>>445390
I think I could happily live my life never reading his name again.
>> No. 445396 Anonymous
31st July 2021
Saturday 11:26 pm
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>>445395

Bad Guy is a perfectly serviceable pop record and when the party's over is genuinely excellent.