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>> No. 27759 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 6:05 pm
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I have a work laptop and a personal laptop on my desk, with a nice big monitor, bluetooth keyboard, and bluetooth mouse in the middle.

I can switch between which secondary display I want to see on the monitor with the push of a button, but I have to pair the keyboard and mouse every single time.

Is it possible to pair the keyboard and mouse with both laptops and easily switch between them?

It seems like certain models of keyboard like the Logitech MK850 are designed with this in mind, but it would be nice not to have to buy any more new kit just for this.
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>> No. 27760 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 6:17 pm
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>>27759
Synergy is what you need. It's a bit of software that allows you to do this - it's like a VNC or remote desktop application, but is specifically designed around using a single keyboard/mouse across multiple computers and monitors.

It used to be free, but I can see it's now $29 for a lifetime license. I've used it loads, works across Mac/Linux/Windows, and while a niche use case, does exactly what you're describing.

https://symless.com/synergy/features
>> No. 27761 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 6:27 pm
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>>27760

Good shout, but my work laptop requires admin privileges to install new software. I'll raise it with IT and see what they say, but I'm open to other workarounds.
>> No. 27762 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 7:52 pm
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>> No. 27763 Anonymous
23rd January 2021
Saturday 11:07 pm
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Getting a flashback to my Maplin days where we would sell people KVM switches that had probably been made in the mid 90s.

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>> 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. 12655 Anonymous
18th January 2021
Monday 1:24 pm
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My new favourite cover version.


>> No. 12656 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 12:44 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr46FS7tkk4

Greatest hippy-hoopster song of all time.
>> No. 12657 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 7:32 pm
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>> No. 12658 Anonymous
23rd January 2021
Saturday 2:05 pm
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Made me think of you, you beautiful robot moon ovens.


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>> No. 12659 Anonymous
23rd January 2021
Saturday 7:36 pm
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How come you get musicians singing about lockdown but I think we've only had one Covid tv show (Pandemonium)? I want to laugh about the situation we're living in but someone up top decided we wouldn't have April Fools and that rule carried on.

>>12658
I didn't enjoy this.

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>> No. 67861 Searchfag
21st January 2021
Thursday 1:17 pm
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>> No. 67871 YubYub
23rd January 2021
Saturday 1:00 pm
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It was very funny, but I get the impression that their videos are mostly the same joke. It is a very funny joke on first viewing, but less so on the next video.

Do they branch out at all?
>> No. 67872 Samefag
23rd January 2021
Saturday 1:08 pm
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>>67871
I don't know I got bored after the second one.
>> No. 67875 Paedofag
23rd January 2021
Saturday 3:54 pm
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>>67871

And yet Johnathan Pie was able to get a career as a propagandist and constantly appeared in my Facebook feed over beating the same dead horse ad nausea.

I'd say how to basics videos are all the same joke yet I never get tired of them and wouldn't consider them creatively bankrupt... why is that? what is the quality that makes one thing seem stale immediately on the second variant and another endlessly fresh? I can also watch bob Ross paint the same sort of thing repeatedly and still be amazed.

As a bit of answering my own question it seems like it is the difference between having the broader idea stay the same which we accept, and having the fine details stay the same which we consider tripe. But what defines either?

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>> No. 441775 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 8:08 pm
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There's nothing like a bowl of oatmeal with raspberries.
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>> No. 441822 Anonymous
23rd January 2021
Saturday 1:21 am
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I am right with you. If it's in there, my default option is a few cloves, whatever the amount the recipe says, whether its lockdown, covid or growing older I don't care now. Maybe psychologically the pandemic has turned me scared of vampire bats or something. I love garlic and I'm proud. I think I'm basically up to half a bulb whenever I'm cooking a meal for us. I might need help.
>> No. 441823 Anonymous
23rd January 2021
Saturday 1:25 am
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>>441821

>I might need help

Let's start Garlicoholics Anonymous together.
>> No. 441825 Anonymous
23rd January 2021
Saturday 11:00 am
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I used to really like garlic so I started putting it in more food. But then I suddenly became aware that it causes my face to inflame and gives me sinus pain. Now I don't ever eat it.
>> No. 441826 Anonymous
23rd January 2021
Saturday 11:22 am
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>>441825
Quitter. You need more garlic to build up your tolerance to it.
>> No. 441827 Anonymous
23rd January 2021
Saturday 12:15 pm
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>>441826

He's still trying to resist Big Garlic.



We all know how it will end for him.

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>> No. 27748 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 1:08 am
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Do either of you two feel like we've reached a kind of technological end point? It feels like the internet was the last great technology to truly alter the way people live their lives, and from here we're justing making sleeker or faster versions of what we already have. That Frankie Fukushima fella said we (or at least the west) reached the end of history in the sense that we've settled on a "final", least worst political system. In a certain sense it feels like we've reached an end of technology too, and that we shouldn't expect there to be any more technology that can truly revolutionise life.

If you put it in schizo "dude reality is a simulation lmao" terms, then you could say that we've begun to scratch at the walls that are the limits of the simulation.

I googled the topic and it seems certain people who are more qualified to provide opinions have reached similar conclusions.

https://aeon.co/essays/has-progress-in-science-and-technology-come-to-a-halt

> The notion that our 21st-century world is one of accelerating advances is so dominant that it seems churlish to challenge it. Almost every week we read about ‘new hopes’ for cancer sufferers, developments in the lab that might lead to new cures, talk of a new era of space tourism and super-jets that can fly round the world in a few hours. Yet a moment’s thought tells us that this vision of unparalleled innovation can’t be right, that many of these breathless reports of progress are in fact mere hype, speculation – even fantasy.
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>> No. 27754 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 9:55 am
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I think this was a rather silly supposition to make, OP. That quote you have posted seems to be from someone silly enough to think the media sensationalising science news is a comment on technological advancement and not the media itself.
>> No. 27755 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 10:11 am
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We are on the edge of being able to inject virus that can reprogram your DNA sequence, reusable rockets that will make space travel affordable and augmented reality adoption is only a question of marketing it right and you think we already reached the end of history? were you dropped on your head as a baby.
>> No. 27756 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 3:31 pm
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>>27753
>Again, this "advance" just lets us maintain the normal better.

This really depends on what the "normal" means, for you. If the normal is just "able to produce a vaccine", then yes in a very broad sense, you're right, but the speed at which the vaccine was made was dependant on plenty of technology and processes that did not exist just a few years ago; mRNA vaccines were tested in animals from the 1990s, there was a lot of excitement and companies being built around it for human use in the 2000s and 2010s, but nothing really came to fruition until 2020.

Other recent biotech breakthroughs include CRISPR. Though the acronym strictly refers to understanding a pattern in DNA, it's usually used synonymously with Cas9 or CRISPR-Cas9, a new technology allowing us to edit genes within organisms.

I would say that, based on CRISPR alone, we are going to see some pretty wild and unexpected advances.
>> No. 27757 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 3:47 pm
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>>27756
>if the normal is just "able to produce a vaccine", then yes in a very broad sense, you're right
I mean that the ability to produce the vaccine means we go back to "business as usual" faster. All these advances are just used to maintain the more general status quo.
>> No. 27758 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 5:51 pm
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>>27756 pretty wild and unexpected advances.

Some of which will be advances in inconvenient directions, but yes.

If we can get some advances in small scale, low energy water treatment so I can properly go unabomber (without the actual bombing bit), that would be a blessing.

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>> No. 2835 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 12:41 pm
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What's the trick to getting a bedframe that won't fall to bits after a few years? I'm quite 'heavy arsed' and a giant so breaking beds is something I do. Low-beds are maybe one solution but there are a host of reasons why people don't sleep on the floor.

I'm specifically annoyed with the problems slats can give. Big Bear knows full well that slats break, bend or, in the case of metal, will just come off the frame.
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>> No. 2840 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 3:18 pm
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>>2839
PotY nominee.
>> No. 2841 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 11:09 pm
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It doesn't have to be nearly a grand as >>2838 mentions, but a good bed costs money. You can build your own if you're handy around wood, but if you're buying one anything which comes as a kit with fancy nuts and bolts to screw it together is, very likely, a bunch of tosh. The metal frame shown in the picture, for example, looks exactly like the kind of trim you find on a tube framed bit of cheapo nonesense.

If you don't want to go DIY, find a (semi-)local bed maker and get something that's made of squares and screws together with plain wood screws. Then apply >>2839 and reinforce it; the entire bed should, if at all, move and flex as a single unit. Any play in the component parts will get stressed incessantly as you toss and turn during sleep. When reinforcing, bear in mind that you put more pressure on the bed around your hips and mid-torso than your head or feet both when sleeping in it and when falling into bed or sitting down/up on it, so the centre area is particularly important to reinforce.

I'm no Big Bear at *mumble* over 15st, but even I learned that slats are wear parts. It does depend on your mattress and how well it spreads your weight across them but having a half dozen or so spare at all times is a god sent. Check your bed every 3 months or so to replace slats that appear less than perfect. You can even do a rotation, move slats from near the end of your bed towards the centre and get some more use out of the centre ones near your feet for example.
>> No. 2842 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 8:19 am
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Just get a hammock.
>> No. 2843 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 1:40 pm
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>>2842
Or a waterbed. I have bloody lovely memories of staying over on a waterbed years ago, and prices seem to have dropped since I wanted one but couldn't possibly afford it. Or maybe I'm just less strapped. Either way, go try a waterbed.
>> No. 2844 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 5:18 pm
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>>2843

What do you do when you have to move a waterbed? Like run a hose into a bath or something? What if the bath is higher up than the bed?

Lots of questions.

Also if a waterbed springs a leak coz you're bouncing around with a fat lass or whatever you're proper fucked.

I remember sleeping on a waterbed when I was a young lad, it was alright I think. Sage for waterbed fraff chat.

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>> No. 441753 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 2:22 am
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I installed tinder and got some matches with my bedroom selfie during my initial swiping spree, but now it seems like way more trouble than it's worth. I don't want to keep swiping incessantly every day just to continue getting matches. Plus, the vast majority of the attractive women are only attractive in the physical sense, and there is a palpable feeling of there being "nothing there", or an unsettling black chasm behind their eyes.

Is there a better way to meet women without having an IRL social life?
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>> No. 441780 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 8:34 pm
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>Is there a better way to meet women without having an IRL social life?
There's Hinge. I don't have to do the account churn thing there.
>> No. 441782 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 8:59 pm
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You lads have confused me again. There's nothing you can do with a lass at the moment but go for a walk in the cold and screw - right? Have all those empty shops been converted in American style speakeasys and I'm simply not cool enough to know about it?
>> No. 441787 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 9:30 pm
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>>441782

No, you're absolutely right. It's the main reason I'm barely putting any effort into tinder at all the moment; basically if I hadn't gotten blind drunk over the "Black Friday" weekend and bought a year of Tinder Gold at a ridiculous discount I would have deleted my account by now.

I happen to be in a relatively comfortable position where I can basically have all the sex I want with someone who I know is taking the same Covid precautions that I am. If I wasn't, and I was in a total sexual drought since the beginning of last year I would probably be risking things a lot more and actually meeting up with the kind of mental slag lass who wants to hook up with a total stranger in the middle of a global pandemic.
>> No. 441794 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 10:09 am
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Honestly lads, just have a wank and wait. I know someone who had Covid, you don't want this. Blood from the face apparently.
>> No. 441801 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 2:02 pm
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>>441794

>Blood from the face apparently.

For £300, I wouldn't mind a bit of blood from my face.

But you're right, wank and wait. You younglads think the world is going to end if you go a year without shagging. I was once like that, but let me assure you, it won't.

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>> No. 67866 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 1:52 pm
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Lads I think I'm on to something.

Harambe died May 2016.
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>> No. 67867 Auntiefucker
22nd January 2021
Friday 1:54 pm
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When did Leave move ahead of remain in the polls? The day Harambe died.
>> No. 67868 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 1:56 pm
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When did Trump take his first ever poll lead over Clinton? The day Harambe died.
>> No. 67869 Auntiefucker
22nd January 2021
Friday 1:56 pm
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This timeline going to shit all ties in with the deaf of Harambe.

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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. 31378 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 6:25 pm
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>>31376

I sometimes have to post and delete a post 2 or 3 times before it's vaguely up to scratch so yeah not being able to delete is gonna make it difficult.
>> No. 31379 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 10:01 pm
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>>31377
I am one of these shitted-grammar low-life posters. I guarantee that tolerating the errors in these posts is less annoying than having multiple posts attempting to clarify and improve the situation in the absence of a working delete button

:^)
>> No. 31380 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 10:54 pm
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>>31379

If you double posted with a correction the modz would just delete the first post for you.
>> No. 31381 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 1:26 am
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>>31376

I phone post almost as much as I do from my PC these days, and on a phone it's a right ballache to go back and correct errors when the cursor just won't go where the fuck you want it to. Sometimes I just give up.

However, I promise I always proof read my posts when I have a physical keyboard to work with.
>> No. 31382 Anonymous
22nd January 2021
Friday 8:52 am
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The rise of the whole scummy mummy trend.

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>> 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. 24769 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 1:22 pm
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>>24768

They aren't sprites, they're texture mapped planes.

Skyrim is old and the engine it's on has always had incredibly shite lighting so it'll just be to help the performance a bit.
>> No. 24770 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 6:00 pm
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Oh, are they ackchyually?
>> No. 24771 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:00 pm
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You know what really stings? I very happily played through Skyrim at 1366x768 at lower-than-low at an unstable 25 FPS in 2013, I knew it could have been much better, but it was a nice little virtual D&D, but now it's butting up against my high expectations and suffering as a result.
>> No. 24772 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 10:24 pm
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GOG icons are so uninspiring to look at.
>> No. 24773 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 11:10 pm
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This is Elder Scrolls canon:
>"...Lady Ghisiliane, an Altmer noble who held grand hunts away from Summerset, where mortals and exotic creatures were brought in as quarry. She ran a kidnapping ring to populate her hunts with fellow mortals. She invited the local elites of society, including other Altmer, to participate in her games."

Who knew what when?

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>> No. 9430 Anonymous
26th January 2016
Tuesday 10:09 pm
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Huddersfield charity shop finally says goodbye to a shutter which lasted 26 years


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-charity-shop-finally-says-10780879

That's it. That's literally it. A charity shop has replaced one of its roller shutters after having the same one for 26 years. It's all go in Huddersfield.

I challenge you lads to find a more pointless news story than this.
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>> No. 30543 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 3:53 pm
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>>30540

She looks like the sort who would take a banger in the mouth.
>> No. 30544 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 4:22 pm
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>>30543
Given how five minutes of fame works nowadays, she'll have her tits out somewhere soon.
>> No. 30546 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 4:42 pm
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>>30544
Very normal.
>> No. 30547 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 5:19 pm
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What's she pointing at? Her mouth looks alright?
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21st January 2021
Thursday 6:00 pm
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>>30544

MILF Bangers, vol 9.

Coming soon to a laptop near you.

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>> No. 30350 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 2:11 pm
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How do I stop intrusive thoughts about embarrassing memories?

I have a lot of them as I've wandered around in a fog of subclinical mental illness for a lot of my time, much of it brought about by periods of extreme stress, and I'm afraid I've generally fallen within the range of "avoidant" to "socially awkward" to "openly frustrated/passive aggressive cunt" over the years. This goes especially at my old workplaces.

My life is now a lot nicer, in part because of how hard I worked during that time. I see now I could have made it a lot easier on myself if I'd have just "loosened up" a bit, yet I suspect it was this "tightness" and frustration that partly served as a catalyst to push myself further on.

Sorry for the ramble, I just feel like I want to apologise to all the people I made feel unhappy or awkward due to my emotional state and/or my inability to deal with my situation, but understand that would be unwelcome.
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>> No. 30364 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 8:02 pm
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>Everyone has intrusive thoughts and there's a reason brains operate that way....

>Shake it off and move on with your life.

I can't speak for OPs situation but I am fairly certain you don't know what you are talking about at all.
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20th January 2021
Wednesday 8:17 pm
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>Shake it off and move on with your life.

What a stupid thing to say.
>> No. 30366 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 8:19 pm
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>>30364
There's nothing wrong with what I wrote.
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21st January 2021
Thursday 12:10 am
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>>30366
Do you know what you are talking about then?
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21st January 2021
Thursday 3:16 pm
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This one time, as a child, I took a shit onto a plastic bag while infront of the mirror in my mothers room. I just wanted to see what it looked like coming out, who doesnt? Well I forgot about the shit and my mom found it hours later when she got home from work.

>>30350
After practicing meditation for a while you'll begin to notice that thoughts can go as easily as they arrive - You simply let them go. Sounds wishy washy, but it really does boil down to 'don't think about it'.

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>> No. 441738 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 7:54 pm
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Where does the stereotype originate from that British\English woman are so ugly? It seems like usually stereotypes have some underlying reasoning or origin such as poor cooking or how mountain-people are sheep shaggers but this one makes no sense.

We're even rated as having the most attractive men.
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>> No. 441745 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:17 pm
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This happens once you hit central europe and is also true for some eastern european countries, average attractiveness just shoots up, not just the women either, even the blokes are models. And, have to say OP I've never heard anyone claim the UK has the hottest people.
>> No. 441746 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 11:37 pm
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>This happens once you hit central europe
>average attractiveness just shoots up


Yes and no. I've also been to Germany, and their women didn't strike me as broadly attractive as Czech girls.

Also though, German women are a nightmare to talk to when you try to chat with them in a pub. They just do not do small talk. On the plus side, if they have a boyfriend, they'll come right out with it. It can even be the very first thing they tell you.

German efficiency. No time wasted turning you down politely.
>> No. 441757 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 10:26 am
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Just a holiday, or did you live there? And where? What's dating like in Germany?
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21st January 2021
Thursday 11:03 am
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I doubt it started with this but the shitrag winter tradition of publishing loads of pictures of cold, fat women in skimpy clothing can't help.
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21st January 2021
Thursday 11:04 am
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Just visiting. I have a good friend who lives there, and I got to sample Hamburg's night life on a few occasions.

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

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Ban appeals, supplication and fry-ups.
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>> ID: 361f39 No. 15687 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 6:45 pm

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I think we should all make an account tied to our NI number and only be able to post from that.
>> ID: 6d94c8 No. 15688 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 6:58 pm

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>>15687

I would support this tbh, but only if the mods are also able to edit all my posts at will to ensure that the conent conforms with the mission statement of the board.
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21st January 2021
Thursday 1:51 am

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The userbase is generally savvy enough to figure out it wasn't them that got banned and switch their router off and on again. Even you've managed to figure it out.
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21st January 2021
Thursday 9:33 am

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>>15689
I need a humour transplant
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21st January 2021
Thursday 9:34 am

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Now come on, that wordfilter is implying that isn't actually funny, you know that's not true.

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>> No. 1795 Anonymous
27th May 2011
Friday 6:32 pm
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ITT: Workplace annoyances.

I'll get the ball rolling - having to bring in pastries on your birthday. I know it's cheaper if people bring their own in on their birthday instead of chipping in every time someone in the office has a birthday, but it's still fucking annoying having to fork out on your birthday.
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>> No. 13676 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 2:30 pm
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Good job I'm off for another week, otherwise I'd've been quite late starting this morningafternoon. I've regressed into my natural night-owl sleep pattern. I may have to push on through to get synced.
>> No. 13677 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 2:54 pm
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>>13676
Should've booked it off from Blue Monday. This week nobody wants to work but it'll soon start picking up.
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12th January 2021
Tuesday 8:16 pm
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I was mildly rebuked today. I did a bit of work for someone last week, a bit of a favour as it's not my remit but this sort of thing tends to come my way because I'm seen as one of the most technical people in the company. The person I did the work for didn't actually do anything with it, which apparently is partially my fault as they're in senior management so I should have chased them up because of how busy they are. Nevermind the fact I had no way of knowing what happened next after my work was done as I have no further involvement in it and it's not like I have other things to do, like my actual job, and just sit there twiddling my thumbs instead.
>> No. 13692 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:32 pm
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I've been rewatching the Office US during the lockdown and I love it so much.

I also have been rereading this excellent blog which analyzes the show through the lens of Organizational Theory
https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2009/10/07/the-gervais-principle-or-the-office-according-to-the-office/

I'm sure some of you lads are familiar with it, but I thought some of you would get a kick out of it.
>> No. 13693 Anonymous
21st January 2021
Thursday 6:07 am
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There's got to be something particular to the promotion chain from staff nurse through to matrons and sisters in a hospital that selects for the most absolute fucking bellends you can possibly imagine. The Karen meme fits nobody better.

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>> No. 5456 Anonymous
4th April 2014
Friday 3:02 am
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This was really good.
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>> No. 7181 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 9:09 am
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Does anyone really have agency in classical Greek stories? They always seemed to me to just do what they were fated to do, even if they actively don't want to. I'd say Euripides' Medea has more agency than Homer's Odysseus.
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18th November 2020
Wednesday 9:20 am
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Not especially, but in general women even less so. I suppose motivation might have been a better word to use rather than agency.
>> No. 7194 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 11:16 pm
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I'm not sure what I made of this. It wasn't unpleasant to read, although Vonnegut's faux-naïf writing style wore thin at times. It's largely a meandering stream of consciousness, but most of the commentary within it is rather tame by today's standards.
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21st January 2021
Thursday 12:37 am
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I enjoyed Vonnegut a lot more when I was a sullen teenlad who thought being reductionist was insightful. His books are quirky and he's eminently a very good writer with a powerful imagination since I've always found myself becoming trapped within a few pages. But under it all, there isn't a whole lot and his style can grate in excess.
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21st January 2021
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>> No. 9084 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 11:03 pm
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Any of you play Fantasy?

Got obsessed making spreadsheets for it. I imagine there's also some appeal for fans of football. Enjoying the double game week? Still in the cup? Captained Stones?

For those not in the know, you pick a team of 15 players who get points for goals and the like, and watch them disappoint you for 38 weeks.

https://fantasy.premierleague.com/
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>> No. 9086 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:00 am
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I just realised that you explain exactly what it is in the OP, but I cannot delete the post. I will accept my shame.
>> No. 9087 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:02 am
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>>9086
>I never fully grasped the concept of reading more than two lines into a post
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20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:54 am
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I generally set a team and then forget to make any changes for the rest of the season. I play a (slowly dying) online football manager game but that's about it.
>> No. 9089 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 2:11 pm
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Glad you couldn't delete it. Basically if no-one's ever explained it and you've not looked into it, it might seem a bit complicated. It's just looking at individual player performances rather than teams. If you've got a striker, say Harry Kane and Spurs concede 6 goals, it doesn't touch his points, but Spurs keeper would get negative points.

You've got a budget, players have a cost, you purchase them at that cost and then they're awarded points for a few different things, depending on their position. While it's split into 38 'Game Weeks', of arbitrary length, you sometimes have two fixtures in a GW as you can see in the screenshot.

It's mainly fun when you can chat shit with people about it. Competing for any real prizes is a bit too much, but revelling in the misery of those close to you is really fun. The reddit community is saturated with frustration and gloom, it's great.

In a mini-league with some friends of my lass, and the lowest score has to get a nipple piercing for 3 months. Last years forfeit was doing a stand-up set, which was a bit more imaginative...

>>9088
Sounds healthier than the alternative. Is it like a Football Manager online kind of thing?
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20th January 2021
Wednesday 2:53 pm
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Xpert Eleven, which probably peaked around 10 years ago. It's fairly simplistic in that all you really need to do is develop your squad and set tactics for each match, but there's not too many options to get bogged down in. It's been quite neglected by its owners so there hasn't been any meaningful updates to the game in years, so it feels quite dated.

There's around 12,000 users these days, although I'd wager a fair few of those are inactive, with about half of these Swedish. The main forums were killed by overzealous moderation and a lot of the ones remaining are alt-right fruitcakes.

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>> No. 5883 Anonymous
6th April 2011
Wednesday 5:52 pm
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Why do a lot of people seem to rave about Nando's?

My friends think I'm a freak because I very rarely eat Subway or Nando's; as far I can tell it's just, not especially good quality, grilled chicken that has been marinated in peri-peri sauce. Am I missing something here?
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>> No. 14027 Anonymous
20th December 2020
Sunday 3:06 pm
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Nobu had tempura foie gras on the menu at one point.
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20th December 2020
Sunday 5:16 pm
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Imagine I posted the "always has been" astronaut meme.
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20th January 2021
Wednesday 7:49 am
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>Brexit robbed me of my chance to try Nando's sauce, says British expat

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/01/19/brexit-robbed-chance-try-nandos-sauce-says-british-expat/

Not even Nando's sauce is safe from Brexit.
>> No. 14095 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:55 am
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That's not very contumelious.
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20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:59 am
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Is this headline about it cheeky enough for you?

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>> No. 30345 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 12:37 pm
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This is something of a meta-thread, though the topic is of some personal relevance to me as well.

I've been increasingly led to the thought that Asperger's and autism spectrum conditions are tremendously overdiagnosed. Without even going into the conversation about whether it's a useful set of characteristics to label, if there are physiological markers, etc., I think even according to existing criteria many people are mistakenly lumped under the category for reasons that are more properly related to increased chronic stress and anxiety, as well as more intense emotional isolation than ever.

Do you lads have any thoughts on this?
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>> No. 30346 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 4:47 pm
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Agreed. At the high-functioning end, loads of people self-diagnose as autistic just because they're a bit socially awkward. Not knowing what to say at parties is not a medical condition, we've just been conditioned by the media to believe that everyone is extroverted and quick-witted. You're not autistic, you're just a bit of a berk.

At the low-functioning end, a lot of people who would have previously been diagnosed as learning disabled are being diagnosed as autistic, probably out of some impulse towards false hope. There are autistic geniuses, but there are no learning disabled geniuses; pretending that your kid has autism allows you to overlook the fact that they have an IQ of 55. There might one day be a cure for autism, but there's no cure for being terminally thick.

There was a big wave of badly-raised chav kids with a bit of foetal alcohol syndrome being misdiagnosed with autism, but now they're usually misdiagnosed with ADHD, ODD or PDD-NOS.
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19th January 2021
Tuesday 6:44 pm
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High-functioning autistic people are a special bunch who can often learn to live with their condition and have successful lives and careers, if they're raised in the right way.

What seems to happen very often now is that instead of being pushed into situations that are difficult and stressful for them, giving them the chance to learn how to cope and thrive, many more kids are being wrapped in cotton wool and so denied the chance to learn.

I'm definitely at least a borderline case myself, I was never diagnosed but very much mothered too much which allowed me to get by for too long without developing better social skills and self reliance, but at 18 I left home and made my own way and that set me back on the right course.

The problem is that if you tell people nowadays that kids with autism just need to be kicked out into the world, you get people screaming "ableist" at you, but that's completely missing the point. High functioning autists aren't disabled they just think differently and arguably better in many ways, but they need to learn how to interact with a world full of normals to reach their potential and you can't book learn those skills.
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19th January 2021
Tuesday 8:33 pm
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>>30347

I get what you're saying, but think you might also be succumbing to survivor bias, here. I don't have any data, but I imagine there are likely examples of people "on the spectrum" being pushed out into the world as you describe and failing to become resilient, perhaps experiencing trauma, getting their psychological makeup categorised in some other way, and falling through other social safety nets as a result.
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20th January 2021
Wednesday 1:22 am
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>if you tell people nowadays that kids with autism just need to be kicked out into the world, you get people screaming "ableist" at you

Not to be a cunt but your post reads like the sort of detached and casually ignorant Mail-esque shite my parents are always coming out with, and I always have to ask them "How the fuck do you two know, you've not been anywhere or spoken to anyone beyond this street and the local for the past ten years."

I'm reasonably certain that a lot of the apparent prevalence of autism and such in kids has more to do with cynical parents attempting to abdicate responsibility for their kid being a little shit at school, than it does to do with kids these days being wrapped in cotton wool.

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>> No. 23364 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 1:13 pm
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Let's get all femanista for a bit, lads. I was just scrolling down the list of IMDb's Top 250 - which are still all excellent films - and I was struck by just how male the list is. You have to go all the way down to The Silence of the Lambs before you get a lone female protagonist, and even then more people remember that film for Anthony Hopkins than Jodie Foster.

So I want to broaden my horizons - what are your favourite films about and starring women? I'm talking about ones that are mainly women in the cast - don't just say the Alien films.

For instance I liked The Help. I found Little Women mediocre, though.
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>> No. 23447 Anonymous
10th December 2020
Thursday 6:49 pm
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I'm loving the entertainment nuggets per hour system of grading entertainment.

But what about suspense scenes? They become less suspenseful at speed. And what of action scenes? They move often move too quickly to really appreciate what's happening.

I guess you need to incorporate variable rate x E in your calculations. Maybe we can make a proposal to Netflix about constructing a variable video speed controller that adjusts videos to the optimum speed for a viewer for any given moment based on level of enjoyment from previous videos watched.
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10th December 2020
Thursday 10:12 pm
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I find drama/comedy/entertainment in general just doesn't work sped up for me. (If it's so badly directed or edited that I need to change the speed, it's rubbish that's not worth watching to begin with)

But factual stuff, product reviews, etc. on youtube I'm regularly speeding things up, to around 1.25 to 1.75x depending on what sort of thing is going on and how fast the person is speaking.
I struggle with 2x speed, really just because of the audio quality making it to much effort to listen to.
>> No. 23503 Anonymous
17th January 2021
Sunday 1:55 pm
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OP here, I saw Three Billboards the other day. It's a very good film, but I as I suspected I certainly wouldn't include it in this thread. The protagonist is a woman but all the principal supporting characters are men, as might be expected when it's about a woman's relationship with the police. Rockwell, Harrelson, Dinklage - it's a very male film.
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17th January 2021
Sunday 2:53 pm
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What speed did you watch it at though?
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18th January 2021
Monday 9:25 pm
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What an odd conclusion to come to from watching half an episode. It is actually nothing like that.I personally enjoyed it, though it is oddly paced. It's worth a watch imo and better than most stuff I've seen from Netflix.

HOWEVER, if you're going to watch one thing on Netty, then I'd recommend Unabomber. It's a really addictive show about a good-guy obsessive trying to profile the Unabomber from his cryptic letters and actions. Really watchable.

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