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>> No. 30011 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 10:32 pm
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Should I start weaning myself off tranny porn? I know that on a scientific level the combination of a penis + tits and a vaguely feminine figure can really get the old neurons a firin', but hot traps don't really exist in real life unless you have £150-£200 to spend on escorts.

I think this is a question that can be extended to anyone who wanks to non-vanilla stuff. In a world full of horses, ponies, and donkeys, is it wise to train yourself to get off to unicorns?
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>> No. 30015 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 11:12 pm
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I really believe my life would have turned out much better had I not watched any porn at all, or drastically reduced my viewing.

Unfortunately, I'm trapped in a loveless relationship wherein my 'partner' and I don't have sex, but are staying together for the sake of our child, so pornography is my only real outlet for sexual frustration, but that's another story.

I think the aggregate impact on men of porn is mostly bad, so any weening off of it is a positive life choice in my view.
>> No. 30016 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 11:22 pm
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Do you have a reason to believe that porn has mostly negative effects?

Also your child will work out that it's a loveless relationship pretty damned quickly, so they'll be better off if you make a clean break now rather than a messy break later.


>most straight vanilla lads will have grown up wanking to models like Imogen Thomas, when in reality the best they can do is a bird like Scarlett Moffatt

You thin fetishists really do get the shitty end of the stick. I'd take Moffatt over Thomas in a heartbeat.
>> No. 30017 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 12:28 am
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Don't listen to that nofap bullshit - porn does no harm. If it did work that way then the logical conclusion would be to wank while doing the housework and other chores.

>hot traps don't really exist in real life unless you have £150-£200 to spend on escorts

Have you tried? Clubs usually do transgender nights if you're willing to travel and I imagine it's quite a lonely life. Or if its just a no-strings fantasy you want to try then £200 is nothing in the grand scheme of things.

Failing that, I enjoy pornographic games so do that if you don't mind an enormous time-sink.

>People would generally rather watch Premiership football than their local non-league team

Am I really such a wrong'un that I quite prefer the mid-low leagues? It feels more...real and it's enjoyable to fantasise that you probably could. Give me a brunette with a nice smile and a bit of character, average body that has the weight in the right places and body-hair.

I suppose it's only logical that with age I've come to appreciate women that my mind associates more with motherhood.
>> No. 30018 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 12:35 am
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>I'd take Moffatt over Thomas in a heartbeat.

You might want to do your googling before you make any rash decision. Moffatt is skinny these days while Thomas has a body.
>> No. 30019 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 6:07 am
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At that point it's rude not to call it a BAWDEHH.


>> No. 27266 Anonymous
28th August 2020
Friday 5:21 pm
/news/27266 Corona thread #3
Right, now that the last corona thread is over 1,700 posts long, maybe it's time for a new one.

How long do you think it will be until we're fully back to normal?
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>> No. 27842 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 10:08 pm
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Can't really blame them. It is a private company, and unless the terms of the contract specify things like prioritising work, etc, then there is nobody to blame but the central government.

Would be lovely to see what their tender/bidder response was, and what the terms of the contract are.

This is what privatisation gets you lads.
>> No. 27843 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 10:21 pm
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>Can't really blame them. It is a private company, and unless the terms of the contract specify things like prioritising work, etc, then there is nobody to blame but the central government.
Both they and (this) central government are motivated by the same greed.
>> No. 27844 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 10:25 pm
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>This is what privatisation gets you lads.

If they're too dim to draw up a sensible contract, I'm not optimistic about their ability to commission services in-house.
>> No. 27850 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 3:53 am
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No one is looking to commission ANYTHING in-house anymore. Even Labour councils in bum-fucking nowhere don't do it. In fact, a few councils started "downsizing" and started a major privatisation work. Not sure if it was directed by central government because councils were begging for money because of Covid, but that's how it turned out.

The juice is all about contracts to the private sector. I work in commissioning, procurement and finance, and I let out, since March, contracts worth £600 million for both central government and local government. I am not even a senior officer. It's all direct awards, variations, such nonsense.

The best part is "Emergency - Covid", because you can bypass EU procurement regulations too.

Sorry lads, I'm too drunk. I hope Boris doesn't get me.
>> No. 27851 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 4:08 am
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>The best part is "Emergency - Covid", because you can bypass EU procurement regulations too.

This is it. Next year when the "public inquiries" start, it won't be the number of people who died that is the scandal, it will be the millions that we've pissed away on fake furlough, the millions (!) of fake meals we pissed away on eat-out-to-help-out and other schemes, and how many of the contracts being hurriedly signed right now bypassed all the normal procurement rules.

This will be the scandal of the past six months that will haunt taxpayers for years to come and will cause a change of government.


>> No. 425684 Anonymous
5th April 2019
Friday 11:36 pm
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So am I the only one who is getting a bit annoyed by this whole Greta Thunberg cult, or am I just too much of a cold hearted cynic that the world would be better off without?

I don't doubt the legitimate concern of her generation over climate change, after all it will fall to them to sort out the utter fucking mess that we have left the planet in, but all the awards that she is now being showered with are IMO just middle aged and old people's guilt over their own failure to save the planet's climate despite having had decades of prior warning, and who lost their way and succumbed to high carbon footprint consumerism somewhere between 1990s road protest villages and today's school runs in a 4x4. None of it feels sincere or genuine, it's more like, yeah, just take all these awards and shut the hell up already.

And parents whose children now protest every Friday or so are now engaging in pissing matches on twitter and Instagram to show off which one of their kids gets the most involved. As one commenter said, nothing good has ever come of a youth protest movement that was applauded by parents.
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>> No. 439195 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 3:48 pm
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>But it's not entirely certain if it was just a natural fluctuation of temperatures within an interglacial, or if we really would have been at the start of a new full-on glacial period
I suppose there's an outside chance this smooth fluctuation up and down could suddenly act out for no reason at all.

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>> No. 439196 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 4:52 pm
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The consensus among climatologists is that the models they have nowadays, which are infinitely complex and are being run on some of the world's most powerful computers, cannot explain the increase in global temperatures from within the climate models themselves. Simply put, the scope of the climate variables they are working with does not allow for the kind of resulting outsize temperature trends that we are seeing now. You only get the values we are increasingly experiencing in our time when you introduce an anthropogenic element in your equations.
>> No. 439200 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 12:05 am
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Are you trying to say that the climate models don't already presume anthropogenic climate change? Because they do.
>> No. 439202 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 12:33 am
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They are factoring in human CO2 release. It's not like they aren't. Again, what I said was that our weather the last few years can't be explained by nature alone anymore.
>> No. 439204 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 3:41 am
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Why doesn't "nature" include you? Fucking twatty humans. I'm gonna enjoy this.

I swear I'm not an alien, mods.


>> No. 27669 Anonymous
14th September 2020
Monday 5:11 pm
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>> No. 27845 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 10:39 pm
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It's a state of mind as much as anything. I know pensioners who are still youthful and dynamic, and people in their mid-twenties who have basically given up. Being curious and engaged and willing to change your mind is far more important than how many birthdays you've had IMO. Even if you're physically in decline, you can still grow as a person.
>> No. 27846 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 11:35 pm
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Quite. And if you keep pushing yourself to keep doing new and interesting things, then that's not only a sign that you're still switched on, but it can actually slow down your brain's aging process altogether. There have been studies that if given the chance, you can be almost as quick to pick up new things as you were in your younger days. It's called neuroplasticity, and it was once thought that it fades dramatically with age, but if you keep challenging your brain even in middle age, then a lot of that ability can be retained into your 50s or 60s.

What I do struggle with being in my mid-40s are the new currents of public opinion and social acceptance of certain things that have taken hold in the last 15 years or so. I know that just by not being the same generation as all the Millennials or even people that came after them, I'll never quite relate to them. But their views on such things as identity politics or social justice are just something that I can't get my head around. I'm sort of stuck in the late 90s to early 2000s with most of my opinions in that respect. Most people forget that those were liberal times, too, and that the envelope just hadn't been pushed as far as it has today. We weren't homophobes, or racists or sexists. In fact, we thought that people in our parents' generation were. But I guess that always depends on what your vantage point is. My parents seemed to spell the end of all that was good and holy to my grandparents when my mum and dad decided to wear their hair long, listen to hard rock, and join student protests in the late 60s.
>> No. 27847 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 12:05 am
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>I'm sort of stuck in the late 90s to early 2000s with most of my opinions in that respect. Most people forget that those were liberal times, too, and that the envelope just hadn't been pushed as far as it has today. We weren't homophobes, or racists or sexists.

There's a lot of try-hard bullshit in lefty politics and always has been, but I think the young people do have a point in this respect - we were a little bit racist and sexist and homophobic back in the early 00s, we just didn't realise it.

To our generation, it's obvious that something like The Black and White Minstrel Show is totally unacceptable, but we grew up with a lot of really iffy stuff on telly. It's natural to feel attacked when people are criticising things that you fondly remember, but if we can't face up to our mistakes then we're no better than previous generations. It'd be quite remarkable if we had just completely solved discrimination and there was no more progress to be made.

There's a vocal minority of twats on Twitter, but mostly young people strike me as thoughtful, sensitive and deeply principled. They've handled lockdown with far more maturity than I would have, they're leading the way on climate change and they're remarkably stoical in the face of inheriting an absolute shit-show.

>> No. 27848 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 1:04 am
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>There's a vocal minority of twats on Twitter, but mostly young people strike me as thoughtful, sensitive and deeply principled. They've handled lockdown with far more maturity than I would have, they're leading the way on climate change and they're remarkably stoical in the face of inheriting an absolute shit-show.

You sound like an online journalist m8. What else do the coming generation do that you're on your soapbox about?
>> No. 27849 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 3:34 am
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I'm on the same boat (a bit older), but as an non white. Things were much more inclusive then (in your class) - but only because racism was overt (back in the 90s/80s compared to now). I don't know how to explain it. I don't want to say the bourgeois, corporate and media types are stamping out how it was, but it truly feels that way. There was a real understanding, whether you were brown, white or black, we were all fucking proletariats & peasants, and we looked out for each other (at least in London and Bristol). Now, everyone is an individual, and nobody can match the state. Union memberships have crashed since the 30s. Wtf? How?

I hate this shit, and my kids don't understand it when I get too drunk and rant. I'm just the mental old uncle/dad from a "century" ago.

Fuck off.


>> No. 11742 Anonymous
3rd May 2019
Friday 6:12 pm
/beat/11742 What you feeling right now? Part V: Bach it up
Time for a new thread.
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>> No. 12496 Anonymous
10th September 2020
Thursday 5:15 pm
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>> No. 12497 Anonymous
11th September 2020
Friday 10:22 pm
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This song has been sampled in so many fucking places.
>> No. 12498 Anonymous
12th September 2020
Saturday 2:51 am
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Sorry mate, I didn't catch your name there.

Sorry not sorry
>> No. 12501 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 1:17 am
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It's surprisingly good.
>> No. 12502 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 1:22 am
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That's Chas and Dave playing the guitar and bass on that track btw, bit of trivia for you.


>> No. 438151 Anonymous
28th July 2020
Tuesday 11:47 am
/b/438151 The New Adventures of Mid-Week
Now that all the excitement has died down I thought it time we redo the mid-week thread. What are you two up-to?

I've organised a date for the weekend but have come to realise that I'd better keep something of a conversation going unless I want to be stood up. This is going to be tedious. I might want to think about doing some work today as well.
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>> No. 439197 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 5:23 pm
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For £40 I'd want a happy ending too. She can clean it up after.
>> No. 439198 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 7:38 pm
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Went to see the new Christopher Nolan film, Ten ET's last night. It was alright, not as good as inception but better than Interstellar. It can be summed up without spoilers as a mash-up of the film Primer, that episode of Red Dwarf where time goes backwards, and that one Doctor Who plot point about River Song and the Doctor meeting each other in opposite direction. If it had one weakness it seemed to just rush you along through the foundations of the story without taking the time to establish any of the characters, a bit like the first hour of Inception where you're still a bit like "Okay but who are these people? Why?", the difference is Inception pulls it back with a very gripping personal storyline for Cobb, whereas this film had literally nothing. I think it was an intentional decision to keep things focussed on the broader strokes though. Overall I quite liked it, it's no masterpiece but I enjoy films that give you a few breadcrumbs and then let you say "I knew that was going to happen!" when the pieces start falling together.

On the other hand, my girlfriend sat there sighing and rolling her eyes because "it was dumb", but I think she just wanted to dislike it because people on the internet had been saying it was clever. She still hasn't grown out of that contrarian teenage reverse-snobbery phase yet honestly, and it does wind me up. She just sits there actively trying to be unimpressed with something for two hours, and then she'll sulk when I disagree and tell her to stop being a pretentious dickhead.

Anyway yeah 7/10.
>> No. 439199 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 10:04 pm
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Your time must be very cheap if you think thats a bad deal (happy ending or not).
>> No. 439201 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 12:08 am
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Am I missing something or have they put the price up since Friday? It's currently £329.00 at that link.
>> No. 439203 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 12:53 am
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Not him but that's £40 a week to run the hoover round. How long is it really going to take? The hardest part in my mind is that you would instinctively keep the place tidy yourself knowing that someone is dealing with your mess and judging you. Then there is the part where you would presumably have to manage them if they start taking the piss or even fire them - they might even talk to you.

It makes much more sense to live in mild filth and pay someone once a quarter to give the place a proper clean. Or do what I did at uni and buy a couple twenty bags to keep yourself always slightly stoned so the mess doesn't bother you.


>> No. 28571 Anonymous
17th May 2019
Friday 1:05 am
/101/28571 Minor Rants and Piss-Offs, Mark VIII
It appears largethreadmodlad has also locked the previous iteration of this thread; Mark VIII it is, then.

I take perfect care of my nails. I don't bite them, I cut in the standard flat formation every 3-5 days, and scrub under them in the shower. So why the actual fuck are my cuticles bleeding? Putting the plaster over to catch the blood means I can't play my bass properly, and that pisses me off.
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>> No. 30841 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 3:32 pm
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addendum: but, gym cycling and x-training is so painfully boring, and as I live in a hotspot I don't really fancy going into a room full of people electing bodily juices in both liquid and aerosol form everywhere. I do have a bike, which I use, but winter is coming.
>> No. 30842 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 10:06 pm
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>being fat doesn't help that situation, and I know it's 80% diet

You can't exercise away a bad diet.
>> No. 30843 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 10:08 pm
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That's, uh, literally what I said m8.
>> No. 30844 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 10:32 pm
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I'm not sure what the situation is regarding COVID, but swimming is an excellent option if you've got dodgy joints.
>> No. 30845 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 12:14 am
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At my local gym the pool is under a strict booking system, and I'd still not be comfortable really. I do (or at least did) swim from time to time, once every couple of weeks, but the lack of entertainment makes the seconds feel like hours.

Still, nothing beats getting into the pool after a sauna.


>> No. 19768 Anonymous
6th February 2015
Friday 8:29 pm
/e/19768 What are you playing right now?
I figured I'd make an /e/ equivalent of that great, big /beat/ thread.

Recently I have been slogging away on XCOM: Enemy Within with the Long War mod. Humanity is doomed as I'm simply incapable of holding back the torrent of battleships the aliens keep hurling at me.

It's bloody fun though.
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>> No. 24377 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 9:22 pm
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Among Us is very fun. It's pretty much a multiplayer Chatoom Mafia game with extra visual and proximity mechanics - you run around solving simple puzzles to land your spacecraft while trying to figure out which one of the crew is killing the rest. When you find a corpse, you have a choice to reporting it and discussing who might be responcible for causing it. You can also call an emergency meeting for similar purposes, after which you vote on who to throw out the airlock. There are security cameras for you to spy on suspicious crew memebers, facilities useful for proving your innocence, and other cool little things to engage with while the killer is on the loose.

It's pretty much a light experience of what I imagine Space Station 13 to be like. If you find a group willing to perform some light roleplay and actually discuss who the 'Imposter' could be it's a very fun experience. There are plenty of morons though who just want to push through the game as fast as they can and completely miss the point of discussion. Thankfully, the different maps seem to apeal to different types of player - the spaceship map has offered the most engaging players and actual intelegent social dynamic from my experience.

For just a few quid it's really worth it. I've probably played over 6 hours today [spoiler]Go on, judge me[/i].
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20th September 2020
Sunday 9:29 pm
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>[spoiler]Go on, judge me[/i].

Oh, I shall.
>> No. 24379 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 9:33 pm
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>intelegent social dynamic
>> No. 24380 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 10:02 pm
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Well, have you played it? We're not exactly discussing philosphy or whatever you twats do in univercity but can be a great deal more engaging than anything else I've played.
>> No. 24381 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 10:06 pm
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It may do, I'm just being pedantic about how you couldn't spell "intelligent" and now I'm going to expand it to "philosophy" and "university". That's only spelling though, it doesn't really reflect on intelligence beyond retention of really specific forms of information.


>> No. 27582 Anonymous
30th August 2020
Sunday 2:47 pm
/g/27582 VR
Do any of you lads have a VR set up? I'm seriously thinking about getting a Rift S. VR is now at a price point where I think I could justify it to myself, but the question is - will the novelty wear off - are there enough engaging experiences yet or will it be a cool toy for a bit that then doesn't have anything else to offer?

I was thinking about getting it partially for games, and partially as a way of getting cardio in in a more fun and less COVID-getting way than going to the gym.

The Rift S seems to be the best value option but I don't like the fact it's owned by Facebook - is stretching that extra £100ish to get a Vive Cosmos worth it? Also, I have a Ryzen 3600X and RTX 2060, will that be good enough?

Thanks lads. Thads.
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>> No. 27619 Anonymous
4th September 2020
Friday 11:53 pm
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How long did you spend doing that?
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5th September 2020
Saturday 12:14 am
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An ACTUAL PROFESSOR has done studies on the caloric expenditure of popular VR games.
>> No. 27621 Anonymous
5th September 2020
Saturday 12:33 am
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About 1 hour on drums and 30 mins of Beat Saber.
>> No. 27622 Anonymous
5th September 2020
Saturday 2:39 am
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Well, I'm glad it was more fun than an hour of walking.
>> No. 27633 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 9:56 pm
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GTA V VR mod works surprisingly well. It's very fun to explore the world map in full VRw.

However, the mod renders the left and right eye alternately, so each eye is always one frame offset from the other, though this can be disabled at the cost of losing stereoscopic effects (which doesn't affect the game all that much, imo). What it does mean though is that now I've come out of about an hour of playing it, the real world feels very strange indeed.

The game is fully playable though, although the Menyoo's laser sights option is a good one to turn on.


>> No. 66732 Paedofag
20th September 2020
Sunday 9:15 pm
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Longcat died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure. The tweets from her owner are in Japanese so it's not clear. Which leaves the matter doubtful; it could have been yesterday.


>> No. 65592 YubYub
8th June 2020
Monday 9:15 am
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J.K. Rowling: I haven't pissed off my fan base in a while. He's my views on trannies...
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>> No. 66727 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 7:11 pm
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Not them but it is an absurd expectation and it shifts the burden of responsibility for investigating mafia ties on to the man in the street for all aspects of their life from the various bodies that should be investigating such organisations.
>> No. 66728 Paedofag
20th September 2020
Sunday 7:23 pm
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We seem to be interpreting it quite differently. My understanding was the opposite - if ethical consumption in capitalist markets is impossible (due to the opaqueness inherent in global supply chains), then it follows that individuals should worry less about their individual purchases and instead demand more regulation and enforcement at higher levels.

When you say "it is an absurd expectation", what exactly are you referring to?
>> No. 66729 Billbob
20th September 2020
Sunday 7:57 pm
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You can look at it in both ways if you want to.

Either it's a cop out and gives you an excuse to buy everything from Nestle and Monsanto because what's the point worrying if you can't avoid it, or it means every company you buy from is up to no good at some point down the line even if you try do your homework so the system itself needs uprooting.

still not sure which side the original lad meant it from mind.
>> No. 66730 Billbob
20th September 2020
Sunday 8:32 pm
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It is an absurd statement. What it should have called for is investigations and more regulations. Would you be okay with a report on hospitals killing people ending with, "patients should chose better doctors"?

It's a cancerous brand of capitalism that expects the consumer to fix all the world's problems by being informed and moral consumers. Buy electric cars if you don't want global warming. Don't eat at Nandos if you care about the welfare of chickens. Don't buy from Nike if you don't agree with Uyghur slave labour. The government doesn't need to step in.
>> No. 66731 Billbob
20th September 2020
Sunday 8:55 pm
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>Buy electric cars if you don't want global warming.
Even in the example you gave, the consumer is uninformed. Electric cars are still really terrible for the environment. I'm not criticising you, this just underlines the point you're making.


>> No. 430053 Anonymous
31st August 2019
Saturday 8:53 am
/b/430053 Literal "what are you feeling right now" thread
Shamelessly stealing the very excellent idea from >>/101/28964

Here is a place to post utterly inane observations about your current state of being.


I like birds but starlings are a massive noisy pain in the arse.
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>> No. 439156 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 7:51 pm
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The poor thing. He must be struggling to make his last couple of thousand last each month.
>> No. 439158 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 8:47 pm
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This why he needs to do all those odd jobs at dairies, building sites, and laboratories.
>> No. 439159 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 9:10 pm
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His take home is £7.5k - I imagine most of that goes into paying the maintenance of his kids/divorce, which is entirely his own fault to be honest.

I do think it's slightly unfair around the HMRC "benefit in kind" of using the flat attached to Number 10 - he would be criticised if he didn't lived there, and it seems entirely reasonable to me that it should simply be a perk of the job.
>> No. 439163 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 11:02 pm
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I'd always figured it was, the way they make such a big deal of the sitting PM moving into Number 10. And Bodger does do a lot of sitting.
>> No. 439177 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 9:33 am
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There's a real scarcity of Xbox One controllers at the moment. No shops in town had them in stock, and even online retailers like Argos, Amazon, Smyths etc had none in for delivery. I ended up paying slightly more than I would like to get one from the Microsoft store. I assume it's because the Series X controller will replace the One ones when they launch in a couple of months, but the newer models are smaller with a worse d-pad so they're no good for me.


>> No. 66695 Crabkiller
18th September 2020
Friday 1:51 pm
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Would you buy a bag full of wet eggs for £1?
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>> No. 66714 Billbob
19th September 2020
Saturday 10:19 pm
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Because then you'd have to defrost the whole thing to use any of it. Unless you fancy going at it with power tools.
>> No. 66715 Billbob
19th September 2020
Saturday 10:43 pm
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Oh. I see. I thought there was some other reason.
>> No. 66716 Moralfag
20th September 2020
Sunday 12:01 am
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You can cut the cheese beforehand and have frozen treats ready for a hot day. Serve with dip at your next party.
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20th September 2020
Sunday 12:15 am
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Q anons are right /boo
>> No. 66718 Auntiefucker
20th September 2020
Sunday 4:51 am
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Learn how image boards work.


>> No. 13192 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 5:53 pm
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This is going to be our food review thread.
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>> No. 13825 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 1:07 am
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You can't have been the first person to have had that idea. I imagine there's just not enough money in it, particularly since most places have gluten-free options anyway.
>> No. 13826 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 6:14 am
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He doesn't look like the kind of person who would get offended by this.
>> No. 13827 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 3:31 pm
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Fucking hell I hope I don't look anything like that in my sixties. Literally the shape and colour of gammon.
>> No. 13828 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 6:40 pm
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Alan Brazil gets his blood pressure checked at Kwik Fit.

If it drops below 80psi, he thinks about Thatcher while eating fistfuls of rock salt.
>> No. 13829 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 7:48 pm
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He looks like he could do with a fried egg and a pineapple ring.


>> No. 7939 Anonymous
11th July 2020
Saturday 9:52 pm
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The cut in stamp duty has opened the door for me to be able to buy a flat in near the city for myself -so long as I borrow 2k from my parents and use help to buy. I looked at what that really means which is that I can afford a small flat in Kingston by the sewage works with 2 hours commuting everyday.

Lads, is it still worth it? Yeah, my money isn't magically disappearing every month but my quality of life would be worse and, at 30, I will likely look to move in a few years with some bird. Still, there's a money factor involved so I've been fretting all week. Should I keep looking into this or just forget about it?
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>> No. 7941 Anonymous
12th July 2020
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It's always a good time to buy your own place if you can get the funds together and deal with the 6 months+ heartache it all tends to take. If your parents are able to help you, then take that help; most of us don't get it and you and they are lucky to be able to do it.

Commuting is rapidly going out of fashion. Depends on what job you're in, of course, but I think the homeworking/flexible hours thing is here to stay.
>> No. 7976 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 2:44 pm
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I broadly agree, but there is a big difference between a free hold, a lease hold and owning a flat. The former has no "hidden" fees, the middle has ground rent which tends to be fairly nominal while the latter has service charges which can easily reach several thousand pounds a year. So on top of your mortgage your effectively still paying rent. Make sure to have a chat with other owners in the building if you buy a flat to find out how onerous the lease holders are. And (fat chance in The City) if several of you are long term owners, see if you can acquire the lease nad form a co-op.
>> No. 7977 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 4:27 pm
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>Cut in stamp duty

ike all these sorts of actions this will just lead to increased house prices. It is good only for speculators, builders and boomers. I fucking hate it.


>> No. 22298 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:07 pm
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I know I'm a bit late to the party but I'm considering getting either a PS4 or an Xbox One. I'm assuming these days there's little difference between the two other than having the odd exclusive title. I've seen a few Xbox One bundles in the region of £150 - £200 so I'll probably go for one of them as they're cheaper than what I've seen for the PS4.

Have I left it too late, as in are the next generation of consoles expected any day now? Also, which games do you lads recommend? I'm a bit out of the loop with gaming.
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>> No. 24344 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:15 pm
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> Same with Kindle and to a certain extent iPhones - when you control the only means of getting content onto the devices [...]

My current Kindle is from ~2014 and the one before that was the original 3g one from 2010 so I'm not exactly up to date with the latest devices, but at least with the older ones you could just plug them into your computer with a USB cable and copy over whatever PDF/mobi files you'd downloaded from the interwebs / bought on other ebook stores over to it.
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17th September 2020
Thursday 9:27 pm
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My ancient kindle with a physical keyboard died recently, and I can confirm that on the new one (which incidentally feels like cheap, flimsy, low grade plastic shit compared to the old one) I was able to copy my extensive collection of Victorian literature and Linux user manuals in this way without issue.
>> No. 24348 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 10:25 pm
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That article ignores the 30% fee Apple charges on all Appstore and in-app transactions.
>> No. 24349 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 10:28 pm
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>built around being a gateway drug

It's absolutely no secret - Bezos calls it the flywheel.
>> No. 24375 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 4:11 pm
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Point is that they aren’t taking a loss on the initial purchase, unlike the traditional razor and blades strategy.


>> No. 4253 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 6:32 pm
/mph/4253 Car and bike official weekend thread but also weekdays
Okay might as well try and be polite and keep the oil out of the other megathreads.

Welcome to the motor one. In an attempt to actually get people to post in it, tell me about the car you really want and could feasibly afford. Right now I'm really thinking a lot about a big square 80s Merc as we've been talking about them. Even a Lada would be fun as fuck.
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>> No. 4499 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 5:25 pm
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I've got no problem driving 3.5t box vans but there's something about a rangie, especially ones of that age, which makes me really unsure of my 'size' on the road. I hated parking them.
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18th September 2020
Friday 5:55 pm
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I have noticed that too - there is a reason I've parked it in the corner away from everyone else. I haven't been brave enough to park between two cars yet, let alone reverse into a space. Multi storey garages are fun, as well.

The 12 seater ford transit bus at work feels smaller than this when it comes to manoeuvring.
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18th September 2020
Friday 7:36 pm
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I forgot to mention it's the 3.6 litre V8 diesel engine - it's faster than a three tonne car has any right to be and does surprisingly well on fuel - 38mpg on the motorway.
>> No. 4502 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 9:15 pm
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That's a fine looking vehicle for the money.
>> No. 4503 Anonymous
19th September 2020
Saturday 1:24 am
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I've lately become a little bit fascinated with really old cars.

It's interesting to see sow much has changed and yet how much remains the same, and I always find it a little bit enchanting when pre-WW2 tech and machinery is still serviceable and usable today. It feels like it comes from an altogether different era of history.


>> No. 17227 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:41 am
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I bought the worms bundle twice absent mindedly so here are the extra keys .gs

Superfrog HD
Worms Blast
Worms Crazy Golf
Worms Ultimate Mayhem
Worms Armageddon
Worms Pinball

One each, that means you bikethief and stickyfingerslad. is Batman GOTY editions and FEAR.
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>> No. 24354 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 12:10 am
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Has any version topped the original? Just curious considering its widely regarded as a masterpiece.
>> No. 24355 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 12:21 am
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RCT2 is the best one, but 3 is still pretty decent.
>> No. 24371 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 3:44 pm
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Can I just say I only had to look up one thing on the web about Subnautica and that was where the Big Sub bits were, which it turned out I'd been past half a dozen times already I just hadn't been paying attention. I'm not saying that to be smug, I just think it gives you exactly the right amount of info, both in speech, text and visuals so that you know what you need to do.

Cracking fun, the biggest of recommendations from me too. I couldn't stop smiling when I got the Big Sub.
>> No. 24372 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 3:47 pm
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It'll never beat Sub Culture.
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18th September 2020
Friday 7:19 pm
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>> No. 27623 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:09 pm
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I blocked all the websites that I constantly refresh for the past week, leaving only an hour before bedtime as a space to peruse them (this particular post being an exception because I got drunk with a m8). It was frustrating at first, but I realised that being able to manage one's attention in this way, in a world where you're overloaded with gigatonnes of absolutely useless information, is basically a superpower. Every metric of my life has improved from not being glued to a screen that keeps providing endless novelty. After blocking websites that are built around exploiting the novelty impulse, I'm starting to relive those halcyon days of the internet when I used it solely as a tool to find information relevant to what I was doing, rather than as a form of entertainment to while the hours away.

Networked technology is the devil!
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>> No. 27628 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:58 pm
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None of my extensions will turn back on now either. What the fuck?
>> No. 27629 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 10:14 pm
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It's easier to build discipline when you can free yourself from constant distraction and can occupy yourself with fulfilling hobbies.

Werks on my machine m8. I just turn it on for 15 hours every morning. Are you using Linux or summat?
>> No. 27630 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 10:19 pm
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Something went wrong when it tried to install its extension for firefox and it just fucked the whole thing up.
>> No. 27631 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 1:50 pm
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I really barely use the Internet any more. I browse this place on my lunch break, I make a few controversial posts on lefty Rudgwick subs, and I'll stick youtube on when I'm eating. But the whole thing has really rather lost its appeal. I think I've already read all there is about the subjects I used to get lost in deep wiki walks and so on for.

So much of the Internet is just vapid shite now,, and it's harder to find the stuff that isn't because Google massages its results to put shopping and entertainment sites above anything else.
>> No. 27632 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 3:34 pm
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Google may massage your results to do that.

I often search up technical standards documents, etc, and often find that using Google to get to the IEEExplore page is easier than its integrated search.


>> No. 24177 Anonymous
25th August 2020
Tuesday 9:58 am
/e/24177 new graphics card
I'm in the market for a new graphics card - I believe that the RTX 2060 family is the one to go for, but would appreciate any advice/experience - there seem to be millions of versions, all with pretty small variations. Pictured is the ASUS one I am thinking of.

Don't want to spend much more than 500 quid.

What would you buy in this price range?
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>> No. 24366 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 12:46 pm
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Arabs think we smell of milk. I'm starting to see a pattern.
>> No. 24367 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 1:14 pm
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X group smells to Y group of most pungent food X eats a lot of that Y doesn't, shocker.
Not sure where the 'wet dog' smell fits in there.
>> No. 24368 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 1:25 pm
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Black people smell like cocoa butter (which they don't eat) and not fried chicken grease though.
>> No. 24369 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 1:31 pm
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Are you the same lad who always posts things like "nuke the West Riding" in response to things that had nothing to do with West Yorkshire?
>> No. 24370 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 1:33 pm
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