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>> No. 441558 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 8:46 pm
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New midweek thread: chip butty edition.

Is it even midweek? The days have all blurred into one and lost all sense of meaning.
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>> No. 444565 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 12:47 pm
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>>444564

It's a 14'' Lenovo IdeaPad 3i.

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-3-14-laptop-amd-athlon-gold-128-gb-ssd-grey-10207999-pdt.html

It was £349 when I bought it, they must have adjusted the price a little.

I've got standard warranty, which naturally doesn't cover accidental damage caused by the user. And no insurance.

Curry's say on their web site that labour is £60 for computer repairs, and for that kind of money, I don't think it's worth doing it myself, with an uncertain outcome.
>> No. 444566 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 12:54 pm
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>>444565

Sorry, wrong link. The one above has an AMD CPU, mine has an Intel CPU, hence the model designation "3i".

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-3i-14-laptop-intel-pentium-gold-128-gb-ssd-blue-10212838-pdt.html

(Firefox still doesn't let you delete posts)
>> No. 444567 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 1:44 pm
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I'm well into the latter half of my twenties and I've only just realised the reason I stumble over my words so often is not just that I have a fish fillet for a tongue, but also that I try to speak at a hundred miles an hour, especially if I'm reading something out loud.

>>444566
>(Firefox still doesn't let you delete posts)
Just do what I do and never be wrong ever. It's easy once you know how.
>> No. 444568 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 2:05 pm
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>>444563

That's totally fixable as a DIY job. Pure water isn't really conductive - it's the dissolved minerals that make it conduct electricity. When the water evaporates the minerals are left behind on the PCB, which can cause the kind of erratic behaviour you describe.

Remove the keyboard and wash the PCB thoroughly with a toothbrush and a generous amount of isopropanol. Take care when removing the keyboard to avoid snagging the flat-flex cables connecting it to the motherboard. Pay particular attention to any areas on the board with lots of closely-spaced solder joints (the controller chip, the flat-flex connector) and don't forget to clean the tip of the flat-flex.
>> No. 444569 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 2:21 pm
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>>444568

From what I've been able to gather online, it'd really be a bit of a do, in that you have to melt off dozens of plastic weld spots in order to get the actual keyboard out.

https://www.insidemylaptop.com/replacing-only-keyboard-without-full-top-case/

As I understand it, too many things can go wrong for the hobbying layperson. Also, the finished job will probably look like kind of a hackjob, which isn't great if I ever have to send the laptop back in for other faults which might be covered by the warranty. If I let Curry's fix it, then it will not affect the warranty in any way.

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>> No. 33825 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 1:47 pm
/news/33825 Coronavirus #4
Thread #2 was over 1,700 posts long; thread #3 (>>27266) is now close to 2,800 replies and no longer loads on my phone at work. Let's have a new, hopefully final thread.

The current situation:
Everything is expected to reopen on the 21st of June 2021.
It might not, because cases are rising from the lesser reopenings and the dreaded Indian variant.
Vaccination is going well in rich countries. UK deaths are ~10/day.
Speculation is starting again that the virus might have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, because it's such an intriguing coincidence, but reasonable people do not currently believe it was a deliberate Chinese conspiracy.
India is currently the country with the worst COVID-19 horror stories.

Will Dominic Cummings give any more evidence about the ineptitude of government handling, or has he said everything he wanted to say now?
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>> No. 34180 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 12:41 pm
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>Maybe the assumption that it was "just a flu" caught too many people, including governments, on the wrong foot.

If by caught on the wrong foot you mean 'actively pursuing a herd immunity strategy' before March. There's no excuse - I remember by February reading testimonies from British people living in China who had had the disease and described in horrific detail what it does to you. The other poster is absolutely right, the failure here is not China's, notwithstanding their attempt to cover it up in 2019.
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16th June 2021
Wednesday 1:00 pm
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>>34180

>If by caught on the wrong foot you mean 'actively pursuing a herd immunity strategy' before March.

It stands to argue that that was done exactly because BoJo thought it was little more than "just a flu".
>> No. 34182 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 2:07 pm
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I just talked to a friend who has an autoimmune disorder and is on permanent immune suppressants. He was in one of the highest priority groups, but a good few weeks after his second jab, he did an antibody test on the advice of his GP, and it came back negative today, i.e. his immune system did not respond to the vaccine at all.

Which is really bad news for somebody like him, because in addition to not having antibodies now, it means that he'll be much more vulnerable to serious symptoms to begin with from an actual covid infection.
>> No. 34183 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 2:11 pm
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Again, whataboutism, China made a hash of thing and Britain made a hash of things. It's not either or, stop trying to deflect from the fact that the Chinese government is a fuck up.

>the countries that responded promptly and effectively to the WHO announcement (Vietnam, Singapore, Australia etc) did fine, while those that waited until the disease arrived on their doorstep totally fucked it.

Vietnam had outbreaks prior to the WHO announcement of a pandemic and even before the WHO had announced Covid as a cause for international concern. So no, people still died because the international response and monitoring wasn't good enough.
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16th June 2021
Wednesday 2:14 pm
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>> No. 9148 Anonymous
25th May 2021
Tuesday 9:26 am
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I've been thinking about it and I'm fairly certain that football's coming home.

England have such an abundance of riches that Southgate has had to delay naming his provisional squad.
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>> No. 9213 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 9:58 pm
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France are scary as fuck. It's going to take something special to get the beating of them.
>> No. 9214 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 12:10 am
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Well, they are the tournament favourites. But if they're anything like my Euro 2021 fantasy football team, and they very much are, you can really screw them up by disallowing two of their goals for offside even though the rest of my team has done absolutely bugger all so far.
>> No. 9215 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 3:57 am
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>>9214
Not to mention being denied a clear penalty. What a burst of pace from Mbappé.
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16th June 2021
Wednesday 1:05 pm
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They seemed to be going at about 75% too, which is probably just how Deschamps wants them to play this early on. Germany are a bit rough around the edges and France only won with an OG, but that Mbappe fella' is someone I don't wan to see in a foot race with a not-quite-fit Harry Maguire towards the England goal any time soon.
>> No. 9217 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 2:13 pm
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Fucking Keown, Jesus Christ. I'd rather have that photo of a shite OtherLad posted on co-commentary.

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>> No. 93958 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 4:44 am
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>Tommy Robinson has been accused of misusing supporters’ money, as he declares himself bankrupt despite receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds in donations and funding, The Independent can reveal.

>The Independent has seen financial documents indicating the huge scale of funding given to Robinson since announcing “going independent” in 2018. In little over two months, he received almost £425,000 in donations from his supporters, documents suggest. He is also believed to have raised a significantly larger amount after being jailed for contempt of court in May 2018, though an American group called Middle East Forum said it had funded his defence.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tommy-robinson-cocaine-donations-prison-b1787467.html

>“Tommy is a liar. The way he treated me, a lot of it, was just a front. It was an act to grow and make a lot of money. I thought he cared about saving Britain, saving young girls from being raped in Rotherham, but it was about making money."

https://www.joe.co.uk/politics/caolan-robertson-tommy-robinson-edl-byline-tv-266122

Do you believe most people in the public domain actually believe what they say or knowing spout bollocks and mislead people because it's very lucrative for them? It seems to happen right across the political spectrum.
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>> No. 93997 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 1:49 pm
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Not even remotely, no.

It is not the movement's fault if privileged people find it annoying or uncomfortable. That's the entire point of those movements. If you choose to not confront that discomfort but instead dismiss it, that's not on them; it's on you. They didn't drive you away. You drew yourself towards something else.
>> No. 93998 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 1:51 pm
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This very thread is a stark demonstration of how counter-productive identity politics zombies are to the left (in so far as they relate to it at all in any meaningful sense.) The tone is never one that will actually persuade or win support, it just provokes hostility and disengagement and everyone leaves with a more negative impression than they started with.

It's the discussion equivalent of being on a bus and someone shits their pants. The smell gradually wafts up to the back seats, and everyone has to decide if they can stomach it or if they're just going to get off early and walk the rest of the way. One by one people surrender, and before long the pant shitter is left as the sole passenger, who then concludes everyone who got off must have been a racist.

The fact is the lefty ones are more annoying because you know somewhere, underneath all their valorising and shipping forecasting, is a valid point that they're making a complete mess of delivering. The right wing ones don't matter, because they're nutters arguing for nonsense; but the lefty ones are actively harmful to the concept of progress.
>> No. 93999 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 2:03 pm
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The reason why "it is okay to be white" posters is such a good recruitment for alt-right groups is that woke groups fall into the trap every time and that obviously it absolutely is okay to be white, and by fighting against that statement implies a cryptic racism towards white people is seeded through woke politics and most people aren’t willing to accept that level of self-loathing that they should feel collective guilt, I certainly don’t.
The protesting of the signs by the-woke politics own logic of macroaggressions absolutely demonstrates the-woke groups are racist... *except* (as they will defend themselves) that it is impossible for them to be racist of course. Which is a hypocrisy so transparent all can see, "I'm not systematically racist I am merely think it is not okay to be white"…
Alt right crucially doesn't set itself up as pro-racists merely anti-woke, and the woke groups doubling down that; they are racist, and to be left wing you have to believe in their views, proves the point of those in the alt-right.. That the-woke believe anyone who disagrees with their flavour of politics regardless of their own personal beliefs is a racist.
Until woke groups are willing to accept that it is okay to be white as a benign statement and co-opt such statements for themselves the alt right will have a point.
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16th June 2021
Wednesday 2:03 pm
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>>93997
>It is not the movement's fault if privileged people find it annoying or uncomfortable.
But that's saying that as long as a movement portends to be about a particular issue, then it's beyond criticism. That's flawed, do you see that?

>They didn't drive you away.
Without their influence these people wouldn't have ended up in the same place. Likewise, if that place didn't exist, they couldn't have ended up there. And of course their own agency plays a part, but you have to acknowledge that your agency does too and you have an impact on other people. You don't need to be a cunt, you choose to be because you believe you're in the right, and if anyone disagrees with you then they're in the wrong, and that clearly colours the way you address them.
>> No. 94001 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 2:07 pm
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All lives matter. Wait, shit, I'm a racist. I could of course state "All live matter, but currently we need to focus on black lives, as they are under the most institutional threat at the moment", but then that would imply there was something wrong with the statement 'All Lives Matter', which there isn't. The only people who have a problem with it are those on the left who have made that statement a dirty phrase associated with those on the far right

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>> No. 30830 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 11:36 pm
/emo/30830 My girlfriend is more like a roommate, what do I do?
We've been together years. When we first met, I feel like she misled me. She acted like she was really sex positive alongside our well matched personalities, and despite some obvious flags, like every idiot writing these things on the internet, I chose to ignore them.

We've become quite embedded as a couple, but she just isn't there sexually.She finds me hilarious, attractive (or so she says), and even orgasms every time we have sex. We cook together, go on holiday together, all the works. Sure we will have sex every week or so, but she'll never initiate it, she's quite frankly terrible at it and I never really feel she's all that interested. If we stopped having sex tomorrow I feel she wouldn't care. I have raised how mechanical and boring it feels and she blames it on me, despite being the only girl I've ever had this weird mechanic, motion grinding situation with.

I tried to talk to her about it a few months back, calmly, rationally and politely and she absolutely lost her shit. I just said I didn't feel sexually satisfied and found it frustrating. I mean really flipped her shit btw. Burst into tears just left in the middle of the night and walked around and didn't come back for hours. She said I was cold emotionally with her and didn't deserve rewards such as oral (another flag, hopefully she'd see sex as mutually enjoyable and not a reward system) because I wasn't as nice as I could be. She said in her old relationship she rarely had sex because she didn't find him attractive, but seems to think the absolute meagre offeirng we have is some sort of good thing.

Anyway a few months later, I've done my best for my part of the bargain but it's not picking up and it's fucking frustrating. It's like scheduling in a meeting at work. The other day, we were primed for it, 30 mins window, both hot and heavy and flirting and in various states of undress and then...nothing. She didn't think we had time, she didn't want me to get messy before meetings, the list goes on.

I quite frankly think I'm done, but I'm in London and I can't decide if it's worse being trapped in a sub par sexual relationship or going back to living with scruffy, man child like housemates. I really like my flat, I really like my current set up and if I could afford it alone I feel my choice would be an obvious one.

It worries me that in my 20s if I'm having these problems with her, it'd only get worse going on and I feel the only reason I won't pull the trigger is because I feel trapped by housing etc. I think I'm relatively desirable, women have and do hit on me and I've turned many down in this relationship because I care about her. She's beautiful, but it feels pointless because it's about as spontaneous and sexy as houseplants, it's not.

Has anybody any advice on what to do?

>Inb4 move out of London - for a myriad of reasons that isn't really an option for now.
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>> No. 30847 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 11:25 am
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This is the worst troll I've seen on emo it offers nothing constructive, people have made ample attempts to understand this woman but their motives are obfuscated by the small lenses we have to view them, you hand wave those off as 'no one is thinking of the woman invoved' where as you presume to know the inside of her head (there doesn't have to be something wrong with her she can just be incompatible with OPs and their needs be different but you hadn't considered that idea valid in your infinite wisdom) and offer nothing constructive just sneering presumption that everyone else's view is bias and wrong except yours
>> No. 30848 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 12:05 pm
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OP hasn't responded for the entire thread yet, hopefully he's ok. The thread is just a dozen posts about people working themselves up about their own experiences with women. We need OP to come back and provide more information.

You seem to have taken some personal offence at my post, and I'm sorry for that, there's no 'sneering'. I'm comparing the advice given here to the advice on similar issues I've seen on other sites, and it seems lacking. There was nothing wrong with the below post, it is constructive.

>>They're having sex, it just sounds like she isn't enjoying it. If that's a dealbreaker for him, then it is. If he's making her cum (actually, are you actually making her cum?) and she's still not enjoying it then she might just be asexual.

I want to help OP and since they haven't responded yet, it's quite hard to actually do so as these questions need answers. With the lack of information, it's just coming down to you filling in the gaps in your imagination, which lead to irrelevant statements like...

>If this was in reverse she'd be pestering you like sex is some sort of human right

...are not helpful, they're presumptuous, and if OP will respond to fill in some more information, I'll be able to provide better advice.

I hope you understand, please be more reserved on emo, it's not for shitposting or trolling, it's for OP, whom we're all here to help. Don't start fights here.
>> No. 30849 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 12:42 pm
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>>30846

The fact she flipped out at him for trying to raise the issue in conversation is what pretty much invalidates that perspective. In any other circumstance I'd probably be on board with you saying "let's just think about how she feels for a minute", but the fact is if the OP can't even approach the situation without causing a shit storm, he's at a complete dead end. Communication and understanding is the only way to address relationship issues properly, so when you can't have that, you can't fix the problem.

What can he do if they can't talk about it? It's a non-starter and in all my years I've never seen a positive outcome from that kind of fundamental roadblock.
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16th June 2021
Wednesday 12:47 pm
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>>30849

It is possible he raised the issue in the wrong way and hurt her feelings when there may be a better way to approach it. I say this with the disclaimer that even if that's so I think him moving on may be the right thing to do.
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16th June 2021
Wednesday 1:16 pm
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>>30850

It's possible, but as this is /emo/ we should at least give the OP the benefit of the doubt. It doesn't seem fair that an OP can come to us with a legitimate problem and for our reaction to be to suggest he's raised the issue poorly.

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>> ID: 7389f1 No. 13515 Anonymous
10th December 2015
Thursday 8:44 pm

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/shed/13515 Silly Sausage Thread
Ban appeals, supplication and fry-ups.
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>> ID: 46fce2 No. 15782 Anonymous
26th April 2021
Monday 1:20 pm

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>>15781
I don't identify as that ID anymore, stop stalking me bigot.
>> ID: eed20b No. 15791 Anonymous
20th May 2021
Thursday 6:58 pm

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I just posted what I thought was a rather droll original creation, in response to >>/IQ/68911

>Back when it was announced I actually remember my friends disappointed that you have to play a black guy

It was a picture of a group of young Aryan lads with 'The Hitler Youth - The young men of the third reich', but with 'Hitler' clumsily scrubbed out, and 'third' roughly replaced with 'friend', because I was making a joke about him being in the Hitler youth, because his friends sound racist, and I'm not patient enough to make good shitposts.

Is this some miscommunication or is that genuinely a dangerous kind of thing to post nowadays? I just wanted to make people laugh at the idea that that chap was in the Hitler youth, which is obviously impossible. "Fashy memes"?
>> ID: f61e85 No. 15792 Anonymous
20th May 2021
Thursday 7:50 pm

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>>15791
/iq/ is serious business.
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21st May 2021
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>>15792
Now you've done it.
>> ID: 6887f6 No. 15794 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 12:19 pm

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>> No. 30828 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 10:20 pm
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Recently I found out that I have periodontitis and there's nothing I can do about it. My gums will recede, my teeth will fall out and the disease will attack the bones in my mouth so I won't be able to have implants. It can only be slowed down, not stopped or reversed.

This is my first encounter with things being properly irrevocably fucked with my body. It's horrible and I lie awake thinking about it at night. Floss lads - don't end up like me.
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>> No. 30829 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 10:24 pm
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I genuinely quite enjoy using my water flossing thing.
>> No. 30837 Anonymous
16th June 2021
Wednesday 1:19 am
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>>30829
It's no substitute for flossing. And using an interdental. And regular visits to the hygienist. You don't get enough water pressure innit.

Goddamn, I'd give every penny I have to escape this nightmare.
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16th June 2021
Wednesday 7:34 am
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Not meaning to rub it in, but this is a stark reminder that health is really the most important thing. Appreciate the bodies you have, lads, take care of it. It's the only thing we ever truly own.

But to your situation, OP, have you considered any kind of surgery, or are you well before that stage? I'm not an expert but I understand there are some surgeries that can prevent further bone loss. It may be worth looking at private dental practices. I love the NHS, but resources are limited for NHS dentists and many options are off the table unless you're willing to pay privately.

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>> No. 91916 Anonymous
15th January 2021
Friday 1:42 pm
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So...

Has there been one single actual advantage of Brexit yet?
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>> No. 93953 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 9:17 pm
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I'd rather have a tub of own-brand brownie bites or something like that.
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15th June 2021
Tuesday 9:51 pm
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>>93953
Problem I always found with 'mini' anything is that I'll soon eat the whole tub just by grazing. Or someone else will.
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16th June 2021
Wednesday 12:27 am
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>>93953
But I'm told it all comes from the same factory?
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16th June 2021
Wednesday 1:55 am
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>>93955

Doesn't mean it's made to the same recipe or quality control levels.
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16th June 2021
Wednesday 4:33 am
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That's true. Just look at Charles and Andrew.

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>> No. 4921 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 2:16 pm
/lab/4921 It has come to my attention
That civet-poop coffee isn't the only poop coffee, for some reason there's elephant-poop coffee too. It's even more expensive.

I can't believe the digestive system of an elephant is more similar to a civet's than a human's is. So this raises the question, would human-poop coffee have the same alleged properties?

Can we market Gamer Girl Poop coffee? This whole concept is basically the same as cigars being sold on the basis that they were "rolled on the thigh of a dusky maiden".
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>> No. 4924 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 5:10 pm
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What has humanity become?
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15th June 2021
Tuesday 7:14 pm
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Sexy, in an array of extremely specific ways.
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15th June 2021
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I see it has already been endorsed by Hitomi Tanaka.
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16th June 2021
Wednesday 1:06 am
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I for one look forward to the new normal of twitch thots incorporating shitting coffee beans into their 100 new subs squat routine.

And how the rules will bend to treat this as if it was always fine.
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>> 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. 31877 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 6:32 pm
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The cheeky fucker tried to claim he'd delivered it. Just ordered from Maccies and they didn't have any fruit bags (dead healthy me) so they let me order whatever item I wanted off the menu for free as a replacement.

Glad I'm invested in Maccies, we should do away with democracy and just let the clown run things.
>> No. 31878 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 5:20 pm
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>I know it's difficult but if you are not a robot click on the play button
I clicked the play button a dozen times already your software is fucked you stupid patronising fuck.
>> No. 31879 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 3:23 pm
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I hate the current trend for majestic, trumphant orchestral music of the kind you'd find in a family film being used in an ad for a supermarket hawking pork loins.
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15th June 2021
Tuesday 6:06 pm
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I keep noticing more and more websites that are completely (or almost) AI/algorithm managed. I understand some of the sites are huge, but it's still frustrating because these things are still not much more advanced that a novelty chatbot from a few years back beyond the scale of what they're doing, as best as I can tell. Having said that I still find myself thinking, from time to time, "was this page put together by someone with English as a second language or a robot?", which I'm not sure really counts as passing the Turing Test.

For example eBay just suggested I list the packaging for an item I'm selling as "blister pack, bottle or syringe". The item in question is a motherboard.
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15th June 2021
Tuesday 7:25 pm
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Sorry about that. Modern sampling technology means that it's now cheaper to hire one bloke to do a complete orchestral arrangement than it is to license a crap pop song. It's a miracle of technology, but it's also quite annoying.



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>> No. 8631 Anonymous
6th April 2021
Tuesday 11:22 am
/£$€¥/8631 How do people become wealthy?
I think I have a substantial gap in my knowledge that exists somewhere between personal finance and economics. Let me explain:

On the one side, there's literature on personal wealth, which ranges from "think yourself rich"-type snake oil to the lowest common denominator investment and savings advice. The better books here tend to be conservative and with a focus on basic financial stability and building "nest eggs" more than any analysis of how people actually accrue greater levels of wealth.

On the other side, I regularly read big-picture economic studies offering useful but still fairly broad observations like:
- the majority of wealth in the world is inherited
- people we think of as highly successful entrepreneurs often benefit indirectly from tremendous government (public) investment, either at the earlier, riskier stages of development or later when technologies are pushed to private markets
- social and cultural capital are important factors in accumulating wealth, and your class background can impact your earnings throughout your life even if you go to similar universities and work in similar industries
- certain countries are better settings for general social mobility and equality, but not necessarily becoming highly wealthy

What seems to be missing here is: how do the "socially mobile" become wealthy without large inheritances? What industries do they work in? Do they find a niche and start businesses? What sacrifices do they make to get there, and what did they have upon starting? How much must people rely on "angel investors" and already wealthy people? How far up the economic ladder can someone realistically expect to scale from a particular background, like say, a traditional working class family?

I feel like this is a difficult topic to properly look into because a) it draws attention to inequality and lack of meritocratic rewards, b) drawing attention to a niche would either immediately devalue it or it has already been capitalised on, c) research tends towards extremes of either social mobility as a whole or the case studies of the ultra-wealthy, and d) social mobility is generally on the decline, and there are fewer examples to study.

So where do I go for this, .gs? Where are the economic studies of how people from ordinary backgrounds make their wealth?
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>> No. 8865 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 12:03 am
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>They'd do it at home for free if they could, and that's why they're good enough at it to get paid more than we do.
You've got a rosy worldview. How are you managing to avoid working, or even hearing people whinge about jobs with cronyism or lazy and incompetent management?
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15th June 2021
Tuesday 12:18 am
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I distinctly remember watching some video of some quality control people on an assembly line in the 70s or 80s testing electronics and thinking that if they had the radio on it would be my ideal job: boring, predictable, rote actions (plug it in, if it loads then box it, if it doesn't then chuck it) that you could do while daydreaming away to yourself. Unfortunately jobs like that no longer seem to exist (insofar as they ever did), so you're stuck with stuff that demands a much higher level of engagement and awareness, making it much more difficult to just compartmentalise away work and then come home to live your life.

Something like that seems much preferable to me (as a would be "creative" type) than the very popular idea of making your job your hobby. I've never liked that, since it would seem to logically follow that the opposite is also true: your hobby is now work. You can't take a break from it for a while and do something else, you can't pursue your own interests on a whim, you can't compartmentalise it as an escape from the bills and boredom of daily life. When you can't be bothered anymore, you're not just sick of work, you're sick of something you once loved.
Especially in the internet age, where you can make a living by streaming, or doing art, or whatever. You wind up piling on extra problems: You have to create for an audience and for an algorithm, rather than purely for yourself, and people who make a full time job out of their hobby can wind up crowding out those who're only in it for fun since they can afford higher production values, pushing everything in a more homogeneous direction as a result, discouraging people from taking a go at things themselves when they could just get a job and then pay someone else to do it on their behalf.
I suppose what I'm saying is: bring back the work-life balance and tedious manufacturing jobs. A very original and no-doubt unpopular proposal, but not one that's likely to make anybody rich.
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15th June 2021
Tuesday 12:46 am
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>>8866

I'm a very important highly educated science person at the forefront of the covid response but the reality of my job is very much like that. Pipette this here, pipette that there, put that tube in that rack and that one in that rack. And that's hands on as far as lab work is concerned these days.

Re: the broader gist of the thread, or at least, the direction the OP wants it to go in:

I think you are missing the wood for the trees a bit here. You are asking how exactly people go about acheiving their fortune, but the point is when so many people are telling you it's all pretty much up to the cold, unfeeling personified concept of entirely random chance (or quantum determinism or whatever hair splitting rationale you subscribe to) is that there is no single, reliable way. A lot of different people just got extremely lucky because of the way entropy as a concept affects economic systems and game theory and all that high level wank.

The point is there's really no way to intentionally break into the realms of the Elon Musks or the Jeff Benzos. You can do pretty well for yourself if you put your head down and study and you know the right places to go to do it and you know the right places to go after that. But you're not going to make your genetic line into aristocracy by concious effort, and that's basically the end of it.
>> No. 8868 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 1:20 am
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They don't like the office politics, but they like the actual job responsibilities. If they were doing the job for free at home, like I mentioned, there would be far less politics. Checkmate, atheists.
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15th June 2021
Tuesday 12:56 pm
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>Unfortunately jobs like that no longer seem to exist

Search Universal Jobmatch for "production operative" or "manufacturing operative". Everyone's desperate for staff because the Bulgmanians have gone home and the natives would rather sign on.

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>> No. 23185 Anonymous
4th August 2020
Tuesday 8:55 pm
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Do you have any anime recommendations?

This year I got into the habit of watching Natsume's Book of Friends before bed. I've found anime in general to be good for helping you unwide when you're otherwise entirely busy with work. Natsume seems to tick the right boxes for me in providing escapism with self-contained stories that make you think. Previously I've enjoyed Mushishi and Kino's Journey for the same reasons of relaxation.
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I don't watch much anime, but I started Highrise Invasion. It's very stupid, and one of the principal characters was obviously designed by a 15 year old autist, but it's so silly that it becomes intriguing.
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15th June 2021
Tuesday 11:04 am
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>>23766

You know that anime by and large is designed for 15 year olds right? I'm not saying that as a pejorative, that's is point. That's why the protagonist are all about that age, it will if you approach it from any other perspective seem a bit ridiculous.

There is some stuff that elevates itself beyond that, Akira is a good example where the fact that it is teenagers acting like teenagers becomes an integral point. But you can't hold many things to the standard of Akira really without it looking poor in comparison.
>> No. 23768 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 11:31 am
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>>23767

This is broadly my problem with anime, I've seen stuff like Akira and Ghost in the Shell which have phenomenal artwork and some quite mature, high concept themes going on. They're great sci-fi films in their own right, that just so happen to be beautifully animated. Then the rest of anime is for kids. Or at least, it's family friendly in the case of Ghibli stuff. It's really quite a waste of potential.

I want an anime directed by Paul Verhoeven.
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15th June 2021
Tuesday 11:54 am
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It's been recommended already but Legend of the Galactic Heroes. It won't be everyone's cup of tea and it takes a few episodes to really get into it, but since some of you are bring up that "anime is for kids" if you haven't watched it I'd give it a go. The main story is 110 episodes and there is more OVA episodes that precede the main series but are better watched after. If you have an hour to spare you can watch the movie that builds up to the start of the series below.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH_dHr9qYCc
>> No. 23770 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 12:49 pm
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Gantz is fucking amazing, but the anime only did 2 seasons and didn't get to best bits. Nihilistic and ultraviolent, there's a lot of angsty protagonists but you seem some genuine growth in the characters.

Last Exile is a pretty beautiful airship anime, bit steampunky with revolutionary era aesthetics.

Cowboy Bebop is plain fun with an amazing soundtrack.

Noir has a cracking soundtrack too, enjoyable 'secret societies and assassins' stuff, somehow with no blood.

Log Horizon is a fun exploration of "What would happen if you got trapped inside World of Warcraft".

Initial D has that pounding eurobeat soundtrack and some great driving scenes.

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>> No. 21124 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 6:15 pm
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>ITV News presenter Alastair Stewart is stepping down from his role following what ITN called "errors of judgment in Alastair's use of social media".

>In a statement, the veteran broadcaster, 67, said: "It was a misjudgement which I regret." ITN said he had breached editorial guidelines, but did not elaborate on the reasons for his departure.

>The newsreader's Twitter account has now been deactivated.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51300799

What's he done? He's either offended some group or been caught trying to shag a young lass.
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>> No. 34124 Anonymous
14th June 2021
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>Owns

Sounds like he played right into his hands on that one.
I get it though, teenagers can fuck right off. Shame ITV apologised and the presenter is probably out of a job for what is just a loss of temper.
>> No. 34129 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 10:20 pm
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>>32945

I mean, when the Christians acheived political hegemony in their locale and epoch they did the Crusades and the Inquisition, so we have the secular neoliberal version of that to look forward to.
>> No. 34131 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 11:42 pm
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>>34129
Wasn't that what the Iraq War and that ghastly "future of work" exhibit at the Millennium Dome were for?
>> No. 34134 Anonymous
15th June 2021
Tuesday 6:58 am
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Of course he owned him, he suggested that he works at either Footlocker or McDonald's. You don't get more cutting than that.
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15th June 2021
Tuesday 12:45 pm
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TBF I'd take a much greater interest in my local news if it was presented by a man in skinny jeans who kept threatening to bang people out.

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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. 444548 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 5:06 pm
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>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.
>> No. 444549 Anonymous
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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>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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>> No. 8729 Anonymous
18th April 2021
Sunday 12:42 am
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Previously on Britfags: The Origin

It's exciting times as I've now saved up enough for a deposit on a small house for myself. It took 3 years of saving, living in a tiny flat, cutting corners where I can and corona-induced savings and market returns. Even chased meagre bonuses at work and sold holiday time.

Only no. In my excitement I forgot about all the other bullshit with surveyors, legal fees, any repair work etc. It looks like I'll need another £10k just when things are opening up again.

Is there a way out of this predicament? Looking at the market I'm about to be priced out of even a converted shed if I don't buy soon.
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>> No. 8749 Anonymous
19th April 2021
Monday 7:51 am
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Deposits are not the problem. All this willndo is push prices up even further.
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19th April 2021
Monday 7:51 am
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>>8747

Deposits are not the problem. All this willndo is push prices up even further.
>> No. 8751 Anonymous
19th April 2021
Monday 10:23 am
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You make it sound like that's unintended.
>> No. 8752 Anonymous
19th April 2021
Monday 1:16 pm
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I'm intrigued yet sceptical. Having crunched the numbers previously on this that extra borrowing and attached rise in the interest rate can be quite ruinous - or at least annoying. You'll own a home but it'll be like the ban has mandated that you always have hung up 'live, laugh, love' wall art.

>>87497
I agree that this could push prices up but I think the actual intention isn't to sooth the 5% market at all but encourage better offers in the 10% range.
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14th June 2021
Monday 1:47 pm
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Now I see why this policy is so good they must buy in pounds, borrow in pounds for incentive rates, why not? The houses will still be internally owned. I do see why this runs got legs

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>> No. 8769 Anonymous
25th May 2021
Tuesday 5:35 pm
/£$€¥/8769 China National Deficit
The Chinese national deficit worth around $500-billion when a more appropriate tally would be $2-trillion annually, or 7x $2-trillion adjusted for 4% inflation. Someone tell China to crank up the printing presses because their deviation from the international fiscal median is excessively more conservative than necessary.

This suggestion may be to quadruple the national PBOC guided deficit but it in total it is merely either a aggregate tax cut of 10% or 10% increase in national government expenditures.
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>> No. 8770 Anonymous
25th May 2021
Tuesday 5:36 pm
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I'm sure by 7x $2-trillion means conversion rate from us dollar to yuan.
>> No. 8771 Anonymous
25th May 2021
Tuesday 5:38 pm
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Send this to Xi Jumping, they need to complete more government projects.
>> No. 8772 Anonymous
25th May 2021
Tuesday 5:42 pm
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Actually, a more exact estimate of what the total national Chinese budget deficit should be is closer to 9-trillion Yuan or something around $1.2-trillion.
>> No. 8777 Anonymous
26th May 2021
Wednesday 11:59 pm
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Who do you think they owe the money to?
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14th June 2021
Monday 1:45 pm
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>> No. 23181 Anonymous
24th July 2020
Friday 6:43 pm
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What's worth watching on the telly these days?
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>> No. 23751 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 7:23 pm
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That circle the streaming sites put over the show's thumbnail with a number in to indicate how many episodes there are is unfortunate here.
>> No. 23752 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 7:51 pm
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>>23751
That's a corporate apology in the making there.
>> No. 23755 Anonymous
5th June 2021
Saturday 3:55 am
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My lass got me into it too. Lasses like it, so I think maybe there's an emotional appeal here.

Watching it a third time, I think a lot of my enjoyment is in the pathos. If you're so inclined, there are many opportunities to feel the absurdity of what the characters are experiencing. All the silences and moodiness, provided you're already a bit immersed, is room to dwell on the thought of meeting your parents as children, or your future self.

I can see the similarities to Donnie Darko in the time loop and the motif of inevitability and sacrifice as such, but with more time and more characters, it offers different perspectives. For example, Jonas dedicates his life to changing his future and repeatedly becomes Adam, while Noah is already prepared to kill his father when we meet him, and he strives to step deeper into the role of the villain, but with 'reasons'. I suppose they're a bit similar there.

They packed a lot of detail in, it's not watertight but the effort is appreciable.
>> No. 23764 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 1:08 pm
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14th June 2021
Monday 1:43 pm
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Food review thread's that way, mate.

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>> No. 92607 Anonymous
23rd March 2021
Tuesday 3:26 pm
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You know it's local election time when councillors you've never heard of start creeping out of the woodwork again.
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>> No. 93798 Anonymous
26th May 2021
Wednesday 3:06 pm
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>>93793
She's absolutely right, but she sounds like a Conservative when she says it.
>> No. 93801 Anonymous
26th May 2021
Wednesday 3:52 pm
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The problem is that, to Labour, almost everyone sounds like a Tory.
>> No. 93804 Anonymous
26th May 2021
Wednesday 4:34 pm
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Not more bloody 'real people' trying to become MPs. And this time it's a 'campaigner and personal trainer' - that just sounds awful and not merely because she's sidestepping Brexit where the areas former UKIP voters could flip it Blue.

How about trying a sociopathic technocrat with no qualms of voicing his distaste for the unwashed masses and establishment alike.
>> No. 93886 Anonymous
6th June 2021
Sunday 12:57 pm
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On the terraced streets around Warwick Road in Batley, an election campaign is in full swing. To an outsider, there might be no signs that polling day is just weeks away — there are no posters in windows, or groups of canvassers going door to door. But here, in the heart of the town’s south Asian community, political messages are spreading like wildfire on voters’ phones.

Batley and Spen, where Labour won in 2019 with a majority of just 3,525, is in the top 15 constituencies where Muslim voters are most influential. The Muslim Council of Britain estimates the number of Muslim voters likely to turn out in the by-election to be about 8,600 — more than twice the Labour majority.

Labour hopes sentiment will help its candidate Kim Leadbeater on July 1. She is the younger sister of Jo Cox, the MP who was murdered by a white supremacist in the constituency in 2016. The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Labour’s Tracy Brabin after her election as West Yorkshire metro mayor.

It is Muslim votes that may ultimately decide whether or not Leadbeater is successful. While, of course, south Asian voters do not vote as a single block, it remains true that in Batley — and across West Yorkshire — these voters have historically secured seats for Labour. Yet now, that support is crumbling as once-loyal south Asian voters turn away from the party, disappointed by Sir Keir Starmer’s failure to speak up over international issues and angered by what they say is years of being taken for granted. In Batley, populist firebrand George Galloway — a vocal supporter of Palestine and vociferous critic of the Iraq war who was exiled from Labour almost two decades ago — has swept in, ready to pick up their votes.

YouTube videos of Galloway’s speeches and anti-Labour memes are flying through cyberspace at an infinitely faster rate than Leadbeater can knock on doors. Many here acknowledge that they will be casting a protest vote, to send a message to the Labour leadership.

Starmer’s “on-the-fence” approach to Israel and Palestine, and in particular his cautious and infrequent statements during the most recent violence in Gaza, have angered Muslim communities. While Starmer has taken a tough stance on antisemitism, some feel he has not been as robust in condemning Islamophobia. And his decision to remove the whip from Jeremy Corbyn — seen as an ally here on Middle East issues — has not gone down well. While Corbyn’s leadership cost Labour nationally at the last general election, this is one of the few seats where the change of leader could hurt the party. Starmer’s description of Kashmir as a “bilateral issue” has also caused controversy — the Labour conference had passed a resolution in 2019 which was critical of India’s actions towards Muslim-majority Kashmir.


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/d14467f2-c564-11eb-a80c-dfb0d2172f4f

This man is going to be the next MP for Batley & Spen and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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14th June 2021
Monday 1:39 pm
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>Keir Starmer has been warned not to take Muslim voters for granted, as polling shows support for the Labour party, and his personal ratings, falling among Muslim communities.

>Muslim voters have traditionally been strongly aligned to Labour, with constituencies with large Muslim populations considered among the party’s safest seats. But since the end of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, amid a swing to the right in domestic and foreign policy, and concerns over Starmer’s willingness to tackle Islamophobia in the party, that historic alignment is being increasingly called into question.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jun/14/muslim-support-for-labour-party-falling-polling-shows

It's happening. George Galloway is either going to win in Batley & Spen or take enough votes from Labour for the Tories to take the seat.

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>> No. 93913 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 10:45 pm
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This guy "EU" is getting impatient that his/her will is not being accepted as absolute authority. How can we open this anon "EU's" eyes to show him we are doing our best to meet him/her somewhere to figure out this Brexit but this person is nowhere to be found. Did I miss when the EU claimed Ireland as its' personal property?
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7th June 2021
Monday 11:43 pm
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>How can we open this anon "EU's" eyes to show him we are doing our best to meet him/her somewhere to figure out this Brexit
First, we could maybe actually try and do our best to meet them somewhere instead of stamping indignantly like a petulant child as we've been doing for most of the past five years.
>> No. 93930 Anonymous
8th June 2021
Tuesday 9:15 am
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There's that "Royal We" again.
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14th June 2021
Monday 1:19 pm
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Classic english
>> No. 93946 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 1:33 pm
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Please stay in the /zoo/.
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14th June 2021
Monday 1:35 pm
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I can't escape the safari zone

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26th April 2021
Monday 11:41 am
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I just want to preface this by saying I don't think I'm advocating for communism.

My garden is approximately six metres by seven metres. I own a lawnmower. My neighbours have gardens that are the same dimensions and they also own lawnmowers. Would it not be better if we had a communal lawnmower that we shared? It would save on money, collectively we could probably have a nicer mower than we'd have separately even if we chipped in less than we would to own one outright, save on storage and probably be better for the environment.

I know it wouldn't be without its issues, particularly when it comes to the likes of maintenance and responsibility, but it feels like we've gone too far the other way on individualism and lost an awful lot of community spirit.
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>> No. 93257 Anonymous
26th April 2021
Monday 9:19 pm
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and has exactly one tree in the middle.
just get sheep*

*caveats. So many caveats. And, in case our resident deviant is reading, don't fuck them. They don't like it. And it's quite illegal.
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26th April 2021
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>They don't like it.

They might do if you take them out for dinner first and compliment them on their fleece. I can't imagine many beastophiles engage in foreplay and instead ram their knob straight up that poor sheep's unsuspecting clopper.
>> No. 93260 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 3:28 pm
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Flash sale on robomowers. I'm starting to suspect Big Mower is behind all of this.

https://www.myrobotcenter.co.uk/en_gb/gardena-sileno-minimo-250
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23rd May 2021
Sunday 6:53 am
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Correct, why they will do anything to increase consumption boggles the mind. It creates lower wages, more pollution.
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14th June 2021
Monday 1:33 pm
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The only thing better than communism is socialism. Instead of sharing a lawnmower you could have a community vote of who the community likes the least. Then this person could be made the slave laborer and could mow everyone's lawn for free until they die of starvation. Then after that the community has the next vote for lawnmower.

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