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>> No. 9544 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 10:29 pm
/nom/9544 Recipes only, no comments. Stickied

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>> No. 14032 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 6:49 pm
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>>14031

It's sort of an Alfredo with extra bits and different cheese, but that'd probably anger italians too.

Briebonara Alfredbaconshroom would be an accurate name, if a little unrefined.
>> No. 14033 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 7:02 pm
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>> No. 14034 Anonymous
6th January 2021
Wednesday 3:25 am
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This is a pulses based dish. Some soaking required. In particular you want green or brown lentils and yellow split peas. Rinse and soak the lot for a couple of hours.

Fry off two onions and some garlic (use garlic powder if you find this fiddly) in a nob of butter (75g). Add fine cut bacon or lardons soon after, let them cook through on medium heat. Add thinly sliced pork belly to give it some browning. Shred a couple of carrots and a golf-ball's worth of celeriac root and add it. Stirr well, still medium heat. Spice to taste, I like some salt, MSG, coriander, chilli flakes and a pinch of turmeric; also polish sausages, any of them, chopped up. Simmer the lentils/peas while doing all this, they'll take an hour or two depending how well you soaked. Roughly drain the pulses and add them to the mix with half a glass of water. If you have extra veggies, you should know how long they take and add them as early as possible.

Let the concoction simmer for another hour, you now have a pea based stew. Enjoy on it's own or with a bit of bread.
>> No. 14042 Anonymous
12th January 2021
Tuesday 5:58 pm
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500ml of 4.2% Guinness "Extra Stout" and 2tbsp "raw" apple cider vinegar in a specimen jar. Air-porous lid.

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>> No. 23560 Anonymous
16th November 2016
Wednesday 6:49 pm
/emo/23560 Minor angst and existential dread, Mk. I
We tend to have a lot of repeated threads here, but I also get the feeling people don't tend to post in /emo/ unless it's a big issue.

With this in mind I suggest that we have a thread for stuff that's got you down a bit and you need to get off your chest, without it being major enough to make an entire thread devoted to it. We can also use it as a go-to for minor relationship advice, work problems, social drama, and things like that.

Everyone gets down from time to time, let's put some Sisters of Mercy on and wallow together for a while.
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>> No. 30330 Anonymous
3rd January 2021
Sunday 12:28 pm
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>>30329

Otherlad here. Just out of curiosity, what age range are you, and where are you meeting these people?

If it's a non-committal culture like Tinder, then people almost treat it as standard for conversations to stop suddenly and without explanation. I agree it's a horrible practice, but most people don't consider the full implications of what they're doing.

Sometimes it's a change of heart, sometimes it's all for the sake of an ego-boost. It's probably best on not to speculate on the reason why it happens in each specific case, but you might just have to accept it and take it on as "part of the game".
>> No. 30331 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 2:24 am
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I wish I could make friends and focus on tasks, but sadly I'm weird and stupid.

Yours Anon, aged 6.
>> No. 30339 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 7:54 pm
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>>30331
I can't help with the first, but on the second one, I've recently been enjoying something called The Pomodoro Technique; is easy and works quite well.
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12th January 2021
Tuesday 11:50 am
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I was thinking earlier "what should I do before having a shower?" but I realised that I've got nothing to do before getting a shower, so the tug of war in my brain about being clean is literally all I've got and it's still a struggle. Pathetic.

>>30339
Perhaps it's worth a try.
>> No. 30341 Anonymous
12th January 2021
Tuesday 12:05 pm
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>>30339
Yeah definitely, Pomodoro doesn't work for me but it does for lots of people.

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>> No. 13598 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 12:55 pm
/job/13598 Just got 5 people sacked at work (1/3 of the firm). Feels a bit weird.
Hi gents,

Just woke up to a message from a colleague that he'd been suspended with pay, along with 4 other people including me, from our accountancy firm. He's fairly certain we're on the fast track to the sack. Excuse me if I ramble slightly.

We have a slack chat (yes, this is predictable) that I set up a few years ago, and that we got complacent about using in work outside of Microsoft Teams to coordinate, and sometimes vent about our boss. Over the years we became less careful and more vitriolic, and finally I was furloughed on a weekend and didn't go back into the office due to pandemic, leaving my work computer locked and logged on with a slack window open somewhere. Dum dum duhhhm. Everyone on it gets a call from HR warning of suspension, apart from the newest guy who gets terminated.

So, 2 of them are elated. They described it as being in a toxic relationship and suddenly having it ended for you. The 3rd guy was on the ropes with his relationship with our boss, who wasn't happy with his output and has been looking at sacking for a while, while the fourth guy is newly joined, basically trusted that he was being let into something secure, and I now feel very bad about him. We have contacts, we can provide references, so he's going to be able to get something else. Since he was so new he's been terminated for 'rude messages' apparently, officially 'misconduct'. Personally I was already looking for jobs because I've just hit my 2 year and that was my limit.

I'm about to go for a joint and buy a beer and sit watching Star Trek while it all seeps in. I've changed the password and deleted the workspace so nothing more can be collected, if anything was. I hope to god the boss has got some screenshots otherwise I might be tempted to ask for proof and be a dick about it. Anyway, he probably has so he can pass them on to HR. How does one prepare for a meeting where you know that someone you have absolutely no respect for is going to try and make you feel bad for mocking them? Also, if I'm on furlough and the HR lady is calling me on whatsapp, am I under any obligation to answer?

He's literally got 1/3 of his staff on line for the sack. He heard a few weeks ago of a woman who had £250,000 worth of client turnover and was doing the whole thing herself on Xero, so now he thinks "I have a million quid turnover, surely I can do this with 4 people", forgetting that she has dictated the client relationships and records processes from the start, whereas half our clients are builders or mechanics whose idea of good recordkeeping is to make sure that only half the crumpled receipt is covered in splotches. It's all going to end in flames for him, the remaining seniors are leaving as soon as their 2 years are up. Everyone who's been suspended is prodding at the idea of whistleblowing (our boss engages in dodgy practices) now that we have nothing to lose. Also leaving glassdoor reviews.

Anyway, I digress. I've got some jobs to look at now! Feel free to call me a twat for not practising good opsec.
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>> No. 13686 Anonymous
9th January 2021
Saturday 3:20 pm
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I'm very confused, why was making yourself a sandwich in the staff canteen an act worthy of 'gross misconduct'? Why did they object to this practice? Were they completely clear from the outset that sandwich-making was frowned upon round these parts?
>> No. 13687 Anonymous
9th January 2021
Saturday 3:32 pm
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>>13685
>My eggability is debatable...

How many boiled eggs can you eat in one sitting?
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9th January 2021
Saturday 3:50 pm
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This many.
>> No. 13689 Anonymous
9th January 2021
Saturday 4:50 pm
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>>13686

I'm not that lad, but Managers in Hospitality do way too much cocaine.
>> No. 13690 Anonymous
12th January 2021
Tuesday 11:19 am
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>>13686
Crowne Plaza are owned by IHG and therefore seem to have quite a strict code of conduct. It was classified as 'theft', can't say fairer than that.

>>13689
It's the lifeblood of the industry to be honest. Surprised I never tried it on shift. I once did a pill at Bestival and it took me 15 minutes to make 5 mixed doubles. Only the senior staff were allowed to take the last hour of their shift off having dropped acid. Festival bartending is an interesting one.

Now I've got a phone call at 1330, references are mostly in pocket, I just need to not be a twat.

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>> No. 441550 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 12:57 pm
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So there's a fiery British preacher on Chicago radio

I'm wondering if that guy is syndicated from Britain or he lives here in the states
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>> No. 441569 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 10:05 pm
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I don't know what xis name is
>> No. 441573 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 10:26 pm
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>>441569
We're going to need more clues.
>> No. 441574 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 10:30 pm
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>>441573
The clues are there.
>> No. 441586 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 11:04 pm
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>>441573
the radio station is in the low 90's on FM
>> No. 441588 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 11:06 pm
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Well, given that the range of broadcast FM is about 40 miles, it's unlikely we'll have heard that station in the UK.

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>> ID: 9cd0ed No. 14494 Anonymous
26th February 2018
Monday 7:46 pm

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Where does The Wall allow us to enter from these days?

Asking for travel and VPN reasons.
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>> ID: acd590 No. 15632 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 5:52 pm

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>>15631
Is he still around? I always found his ever more subtle attempts at introducing his 'ideas' to be amusing.
>> ID: a36a7b No. 15633 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 5:55 pm

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>>15632

Pretty sure it was him the other day arguing about when the "magic responsibility switch" or whatever it was goes off in people's heads.
>> ID: 74120c No. 15635 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 6:19 pm

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>>15633
No, that was me. I just want kids to be tried as adults, and for capital punishment to be brought back. How does that make me a seppo?
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11th January 2021
Monday 7:28 pm

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>>15631
>It's not worth walling the whole of the US
I couldn't disagree more.
>> ID: 364fb1 No. 15643 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 7:48 pm

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>>15631
I agree - there are far fewer US posters than you think, it's the yoof who have adopted their speaking/posting habits most of the time.

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>> No. 24710 Anonymous
3rd January 2021
Sunday 10:54 am
/e/24710 VR
Just got an Oculus Rift S and they're on sale, so I'm looking for good VR games. I don't have a huge play area, so at the moment I'm limited to games where you can play them seated. So far I've got Boneworks, Half Life Alyx, Beat Saber, and Until You Fall. Any recommendations?
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>> No. 24746 Anonymous
10th January 2021
Sunday 4:12 pm
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>>24745

"I have PSVR, so I cant play Alyx and I am very jealous" should have been the end of that sentence.
>> No. 24747 Anonymous
10th January 2021
Sunday 5:56 pm
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I'm >>24712 and from what little I have played of SkVR I found archery to be near impossible. You can't draw the bow properly without smashing the controller into your face. Annoyingly as well the lefty swap option in Bethesda VR games renders it completely unplayable by swapping movement and menu controls so I have to play righty mode which isn't ideal. Either way I'm a pretty good shot with my right hand, now.

Borderlands 2 VR's lefty swap just changes the aiming hand but leaves movement controls where they should be (left analogue stick to move/strafe and right to turn).
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10th January 2021
Sunday 6:45 pm
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Playing on the Playstation as a lefty I found it to be ok. I couldn't really do the archery well until I got the eagle eye perk, and the move controller tracking is a bit gubbed, so you end up with your characters hands down by its knees during key moments of combat.

Blood & Truth was pretty fun too, being that it's like a Guy Ritchie movie with a Paul Verhoeven bodycount.

I really enjoyed the flying and combat of Iron Man VR despite the heinous loading times.

If you told me 5 years ago that there would be consumer VR systems and they'd not be utterly shite, I wouldn't have believed you. I think that the platform has a lot of potential and as more people buy it, more AAA titles may eventually be released.
>> No. 24750 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 12:27 am
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>>24747
I do wish Fallout 4 VR had come to PSVR.
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11th January 2021
Monday 10:45 am
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It barely runs on a decent PC (I rarely get 80FPS); it'd probably be a PowerPoint slideshow on PS4.

Oddly enough, Skyrim VR runs perfectly fine, and it's practically the same game, so I have no idea how they fucked Fallout 4 VR. Also, not including the DLC for... reasons? Thankfully they can be fairly easily added in, but many of them run like (even more like) shit even with unofficial patches.

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>> No. 3840 Anonymous
19th September 2013
Thursday 10:03 pm
/£$€¥/3840 Pensions
The OFT have come out and said that many old (i.e. set up before 2001) pension schemes have high charges and offer savers poor value for money. They've also suggested a cap for auto-enrolment schemes, but it's going to be an almost meaningless gesture as you'd be very hard pressed to find a provider offering auto-enrolment terms with annual management charges greater than 1% anyway.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24153012

The pension scheme I'm in at work (contribution: 5% employer, 5% employee gross) has management charges of 0.6%, which I'm alright with as it's less than I'd get if I was investing in collectives through an ISA.

However, I've put the charges and contribution details into Invidion's pension calculator for an idea of what I'd get when I'm 65, 40 years from now, and if my salary increases in line with National Average Earnings and I took the 25% tax-free lump sum I'd be looking at a pension in today's terms of 27.5% of my current salary. If I wanted a pension that would be about two-thirds of what I'm earning now then I'll need to contribute, assuming the employer contribution stays at 5%, 15% gross (12% net) of my salary every year for the next four decades. This does depend on what annuity rates will be like then and I'd also be getting the State Pension, as long as they haven't upped the age you receive it to 80 by then.

If it wasn't for the tax relief and my employer matching my contributions then I doubt I'd bother and I'd look into other ways to support myself while I'm in retirement. What about you lads? What are your thoughts on pensions? In my opinion to have any form of decent retirement income you're at the mercy of your employer offering a good pension scheme.
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>> No. 8185 Anonymous
10th January 2021
Sunday 3:09 pm
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That's really good. Most people have got fuck all in theirs. As you get older, and can afford it, you can add more money per month to it, too.
>> No. 8186 Anonymous
10th January 2021
Sunday 3:50 pm
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Halifax have cut the interest rate on my help to buy ISA twice in the past year, I'm fairly sure. I find myself wondering what the point was if they can just arbitrarily decide "actually no, fuck you, you're getting a percent and that's it." I mean, I'm sort of committed to that account now given I've already got about four grand in it.

Is there a better alternative? I planned to max it out for the free three grand but what's to stop them just sending me a letter in another six months saying that's not even part of the deal any more?
>> No. 8187 Anonymous
10th January 2021
Sunday 3:54 pm
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>>8186

At the moment it seems like putting money in an ETF has good yield/risk ratio, but it also seems like we are in a tech bubble the likes of which we haven't seen in 20 years and it feels like it could pop any minute.

I recommend just burying your savings in your garden.
>> No. 8188 Anonymous
10th January 2021
Sunday 4:47 pm
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>>8186
You could always pop it in a LISA? I don't really know the difference between HTBISAs and LISAs.
>> No. 8189 Anonymous
10th January 2021
Sunday 5:06 pm
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Same, they're cutting it on everyones.
The fact that the rules of HTBISAs limit how much you can pay in have made it easy for banks to offer high interest in the days when no one had much money in then cut it back as the accounts have matured.
They're closed completely to new customers now anyway as they got replaced by LISAs.

LISAs are good enough, as long as you're going to use them for retirement or buying a house. If you take money out for any other reason, from this financial year onwards you'll actually lose a few percent of what you put in to begin with.
LISAs are probably the best place to put your money for retirement, but only if you've got money left over to save after you've maxed out whatever employer contribution you've been able to get from a workplace pension.
But of course the government is also completely free to change the rules on LISAs at any point in the next 40 years or so if they feel like they've been too generous.

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>> No. 67781 Crabkiller
10th January 2021
Sunday 11:01 am
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ROSS KEMP ON WASPS.

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>> No. 441527 Anonymous
10th January 2021
Sunday 6:39 am
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>> No. 441528 Anonymous
10th January 2021
Sunday 9:29 am
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>> No. 5484 Anonymous
6th October 2020
Tuesday 12:13 am
/fat/5484 Chin-ups for breakfast
I've been doing one set of chin-ups every morning. I just pump out as many reps as possible, but without pushing it too hard and getting to the point I'm gritting my teeth and grunting.

Two weeks ago I could barely do one rep. Now I'm up to four. I want to get up to twenty eventually.
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>> No. 5485 Anonymous
6th October 2020
Tuesday 12:43 am
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Why would you post that picture? I hope you never get up to twenty.
>> No. 5486 Anonymous
9th October 2020
Friday 12:45 am
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>>5485

I did 5 this morning, fuck you.
>> No. 5523 Anonymous
8th December 2020
Tuesday 3:03 am
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6 now
>> No. 5588 Anonymous
9th January 2021
Saturday 7:16 pm
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Down to 3 after stuffing myself over xmas.
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9th January 2021
Saturday 9:18 pm
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Still can't get up to 20? It has been months, lad.

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>> No. 27703 Anonymous
3rd January 2021
Sunday 9:23 pm
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Ok so this might be a long one, not sure yet...

(Before I go any further I'll make it clear that this could just as easily be a mental health question as a technology one. I really don't know anymore and this is basically the last time I'm going to ask before I throw myself on the mercy of the NHS. I don't think I'm wrong but I wouldn't, would I?)

Let's say there's a massively successful tech company whose name begins with G (From hereon "Big G"). Let's say Big G also owns a successful video-sharing platform. I spend a lot of time on this video sharing platform just listening to music and watching clips of TV programmes from back in the day. Occasionally, while using this service, I will be reminded of a show I loved so much that I use a completely unrelated internet-based service to download the entirety of it, it doesn't matter what the show is but let's just pretend for the sake of argument it's Friends.

I NEVER use Big G's services on my computer and I NEVER torrent on my phone. As far as Big G can tell I probably don't even have a computer. I'm not more or less likely to discuss Friends on chat/messenger platforms on my phone than I am for shows I'm not actually ever going to download (let's say it's Everybody Loves Raymond) but still might watch clips of on Big G's video platform.

Furthermore I always use a vpn on my computer and I don't ever bother with one on my phone. Further, furthermore, I'm a Linux user on the desktop. Not because I especially care about free software and/or privacy, I just genuinely find it a better, friendlier-to-the-user OS than the various alternatives. I don't run Linux on my phone because I have a life and stuff and just use an OS made by Big G (technically it's still Linux but not really). I have NEVER(!!!!!!) logged in to anything related to Big G on my actual computers.

Big G can probably tell there are more devices on my network than I ever actually use their services with but they shouldn't(?) be able to tell what those devices are. It might be a a Raspberry Pi with an external drive stuffed with pirated shows but it could just as easily be a phone used by another resident who doesn't use Big G's email service for all they know.

And yet... whatever show I've just torrented. The next day Big G will start recommending me clips of it. Any show. It's literally like they're watching me.

How do they do this?
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>> No. 27743 Anonymous
6th January 2021
Wednesday 7:03 pm
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> We know that your phone isn't actually listening to you, because it would absolutely hose your battery and leave obvious footprints in your data traffic.

This actually happened with an early version of Siri on iOS. It was found pretty quickly because users noticed that their batteries were draining and their data was getting rinsed. I don't think the official reason for the "mysterious behaviour" was ever publicly disclosed but there it is.

> In the case of >>27738, Google can very easily track your location through your phone. If you're carrying a phone, you might as well be logged in to Google on every computer you sit down at, because it's trivial to connect the two.

This is depressingly true. Even if I didn't use the same gmail account on my phone as on my laptop I'm sat here typing away on one while the other sits right next to me. It's quite disconcerting to think about. I can't wait to start getting ads for tranny escorts in my social media feeds. .

> Check this out and prepare to be perturbed:

Also depressing. Confirms that everything I do on every app on my phone is observed by Google and saved to my main google account history. I've now turned everything off and set it to auto-delete anything older than three months but I'm sure that's merely cosmetic and things are getting saved anyway.

Total whinge for being unable to escape "The Botnet" unless I fuck my phone into a canal. You know it's a funny old world when you start wondering if an iPhone is the lesser of two evils.
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6th January 2021
Wednesday 8:27 pm
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>when you start wondering if an iPhone is the lesser of two evils

In terms of privacy, it unquestionably is.

I also assume if you're this worried about privacy, you would be capable and/or willing to either root your current android phone and install something entirely non-google, or look into opensource or Linux phones.

I'm just at the point where if google want to watch me wank that's fine, as long as I can view my tabs and bookmarks and documents on whatever device I pick up immediately.
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6th January 2021
Wednesday 11:13 pm
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> I also assume if you're this worried about privacy, you would be capable and/or willing to either root your current android phone and install something entirely non-google, or look into opensource or Linux phones.

It's a bit of a bugger to be honest. Throwing a non-stock image onto an Android phone would potentially stop Google grabbing all the usage data for every app I use but unless I "de-google" myself completely (which means leaving gmail behind) then it's pretty much all for naught. Unfortunately I'm pretty much entrenched into gmail at the moment (whoever thought it was a good idea for your email address to be your main login attribute on the vast majority of websites has a special place in hell waiting for them, that's for sure).

I've been toying with the idea of deploying NextCloud on a digital ocean droplet and slowly migrating my calendar / notes / personal shared files onto that instead of using google drive. If I combined that with a de-googled Android image and only used my primary gmail and associated accounts in a separate sandboxed browser instance I could probably mitigate most of the privacy issues. Of course then the bugger is that I'd lose any apps that I've bought in the play store over the years, but I suppose I could always get a tablet for that kind of thing.

Sage for utterly uninteresting personal blog bollocks.
>> No. 27746 Anonymous
9th January 2021
Saturday 5:01 pm
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>It's entirely possible, though the number of people googling answers for the Times crossword is unlikely to be significant.
That's just wrong. Millions of people in Britain do a crossword every day. It's specifically recommended by doctors as a way of staving off dementia and similar.

Also, if you think Google aren't motivated enough to bump a national newspapers' crosswords answers each day in their search results then I suspect you're underestimating their degree of motivation. Which search engine are you going to use, the one that gives you the crosswords answers easily, or the one that takes a bit of digging? Old people are the least suspicious of any age group when it comes to advertising, which makes them the most attractive catch. Anything that can bring and keep them on your service is going to be an obvious win. I'm not saying that I know they do this, but I'd be more surprised if they didn't, honestly.
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9th January 2021
Saturday 5:09 pm
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>if you think Google aren't motivated enough to bump a national newspapers' crosswords answers each day

It's not a question of motivation - those search suggestions are the product of an AI algorithm that is autonomously trying to predict what people will search for. Google can manually hide certain words or phrases from the suggestions, they can tweak the underlying parameters of the algorithm, but they don't really understand how it works or why it produces certain suggestions.

Every time you use Google search, you're training that algorithm. If you pick one of the suggestions, you're telling the algorithm that it guessed correctly.

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>> No. 30335 Anonymous
9th January 2021
Saturday 1:52 pm
/emo/30335 Is this self pity? How would I address that?
Having acted a general idiot and perhaps cunt, I feel I've alienated myself from an online community. This wouldn't be a major problem except that I have no other community on or offline and I've come to regard this one with familiarity.

For most of my adult life I've sheltered myself from society, for sake of this inclination toward public embarrassment. I don't lose control of myself or conciously engage in destructive behaviour - rather I become comfortable in the situation and behave less inhibited. Mild doses of SSRIs have made this behaviour more apparant in the past.

I feel as though living as reserved as I usually do may be a problem. I don't often have fun nor engage with other people reguarly.
I want to be responsibly sociable. But as any whining coward, I immidiately turn to excuses. The risk of feeling this useless again is great - What's worse is that people see it and judge, casting the character as cement in society.

I fool myself with delusions of gandure that I might one day own a cottage and garden to offer a wife or partner, but then this happens again and I realise like the Artillary Man there is a gulf between my dreams and power.

A few times through life I've witnessed these sort of confidence trickster type people who roll in, create a buzz and a following, achieve a goal then roll out again leaving only destruction and those who don't follow. I can see how i idolise this sort of behaviour and desperately want to replicate it.
To run from place to place seems fundamentally dishonest - to disallow people to witness your mistakes and only return when you're made capable and impressive. All you'd really be learning is to run from critisism and get out before the game is up.

I don't really know what this post is meant for, except to perpetuate a myth of character. And I tell myself I hate that.
I guess all i need to do is find a ballance between introversion and extroversion.
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>> No. 30336 Anonymous
9th January 2021
Saturday 2:07 pm
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>I feel I've alienated myself from an online community

It'll blow over. I've felt like that before and it's the recency of it that stings. Give it a little while and see how you feel upon reflection.

Next time try not to have such a teary about getting banned for posting pictures of Greta on /x/.
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9th January 2021
Saturday 2:19 pm
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Without meaning to sound like I'm marking your homework, there's lots of different threads here, and I think you might be equivocating a bit between ideas that aren't strictly related.

Are you really aiming to replicate the "confidence trickster" behaviour? It sounds like you're aware of the value of honesty in and of itself. You're imagining a wife or partner, but that relationship will be hollow unless you allow them to see your flaws.

It sounds like you're struggling a lot with the problem of "being seen" and your self-image. This isn't an easy thing to figure out for anyone, but I find the more you can turn to your own objective merits and achievements, and be up-front about your limitations, the more people will respect you for who you are.

I'm sure you have qualities as an individual that others value, and your recognition that you might have misbehaved in the past is a good sign that you don't want to harm others. In short, don't give up on yourself as a person and do your very best not to make yourself a better person in your own eyes.
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9th January 2021
Saturday 2:20 pm
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Do your very best to make yourself a better person in your own eyes.

I accidentally negated the last bit and can't delete my post. What a silly sausage.

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>> No. 436810 Anonymous
10th May 2020
Sunday 11:10 am
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Are most people in a relationship happy?

I seem to have a number of friends who like to portray themselves as being in a perfect relationship when the reality tends to be markedly different. Do people stay in an unhappy relationship because they find it preferable to being alone or they find the breakup itself too much hassle; you have to unwind yourself financially from someone, you may be accustomed to the lifestyle supported by two incomes, there may be kids involved, you may feel there's social stigma involved in a failed relationship or you simply lack the balls to do initiate it. Do a lot of people just settle?

I'd be interested to know your thoughts.
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>> No. 441516 Anonymous
9th January 2021
Saturday 12:23 pm
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I do live on my own as it happens but even when I were a kid and lived with my parents I was expected to cook for myself and do my own washing, and usually the rest of the family's laundry and washing up and tea making. I think living on your own can help, but teaching those sort of skills is possible whilst living at home.


Funny story, the day before I moved out for uni, my dad had this 20 minute top of his lungs screaming session at me about how I was an ungrateful little shit and I was deliberately sabotaging his coffee by making it taste like shit. When I pointed out that a) I don't drink coffee so I have no idea what it's supposed to taste like, b) in the previous six years he'd not once pointed out that it didn't taste good so how the fuck was I supposed to know, and c) if he wanted coffee how he liked it he shouldn't scream at me to make it every 30 minutes whilst I'm trying to do school work and make it himself, he reiterated that I was doing it deliberately and should have been more grateful (for what, I'm not sure). I don't have a bad relationship with my parents, and that incident has never been mentioned again, but it was just such a fucking weird thing to happen.
>> No. 441517 Anonymous
9th January 2021
Saturday 12:41 pm
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>>441516

I suspect that was your emotionally-constipated dad's way of saying "I love you son and I'm going to miss you".
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9th January 2021
Saturday 12:45 pm
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That's what she tells you. It's all part of their full time findom lifestyle.
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9th January 2021
Saturday 12:53 pm
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>but it was just such a fucking weird thing to happen.

How do you bugger up coffee though? Contrary to what hipsters will have you believe, it's not sorcery to be able to make a pleasant tasting cup of coffee.


Agree with your general point though, that your parents can already teach you life skills while you are still living with them. I remember my mum teaching me how to use the washing machine and dryer when I was about 15, when she got tired of me always wanting to wear things that she hadn't had the time to put in the wash. Also, my mum is still of the generation where a wife was expected to have good cooking skills, and I learned a lot from her, like how to fry a steak so that it's still juicy inside, or how to cook vegetables just right.

My dad wasn't around long enough to teach me the "lad" stuff like fixing electrical appliances or repainting a garden fence, but I eventually picked those skills up myself in adulthood.
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9th January 2021
Saturday 1:08 pm
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Maybe his dad's a hipster?

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>> No. 7993 Anonymous
9th October 2020
Friday 1:17 pm
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I've made the classic mistake of telling people I invest my money. Just my retired parents but I've been asked if I can help start them on doing something with their retirement savings (not their workplace pensions) which I've found out today is "not doing anything" (!)

Of course, I'm going to need to get them talking to a financial adviser but I should make sure I'm clued up myself. Since their retirement they've noticeably slowed down and will probably need me to explain things, make sure they're not getting doing anything stupid and help them manage more and more as time goes on. Any idea on where to start with specifically investing in retirement? It's going to be quite different to how I manage my money now (1. buy high 2. scream) but looking over a few guides from investor platforms I'm unsure on advice around bonds as they're not exactly the stellar investments they once were and putting a big chunk in an annuity scares me.

Just think, soon they might even have a free parker pen DEM CROSSWORDS WNT KNW WOT HIT 'EM
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>> No. 8019 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 6:38 am
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I just stuff all of my money into Bitcoin, Ethereum, and gold. I own a little bit of land, and I'm still paying of some property. Perhaps I'll but more land in a decade. Fuck getting rich in the short term, preserving wealth in the long term is the safest way to go considering all of the shit that has happened recently. I don't trust central banks with how much money they've just miraculously printed into the economy. The only thing keeping stocks up right now are pension funds I reckon. It's a zombie economy, and It's going to collapse. Pack rice. And tea.
>> No. 8020 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 7:54 am
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>The only thing keeping stocks up right now are pension funds I reckon. It's a zombie economy, and It's going to collapse.

People have been saying this just about every time investing has been brought up over the past 10 years on here.
>> No. 8021 Anonymous
29th October 2020
Thursday 8:46 am
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Every investment forum in the past 100 years has people like him. You can afford that worldview if you already have property and gold.
>> No. 8166 Anonymous
8th January 2021
Friday 6:13 pm
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So what's the deal with TSLA?
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8th January 2021
Friday 6:15 pm
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Also ETFs (like Global x and ARK) look like they have pretty good yield and spread risk across a portfolio of emerging tech companies.

They tend to be organized around a theme (electric cars, robotics, next gen internet, medicine etc)

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>> No. 90480 Anonymous
6th September 2020
Sunday 1:59 am
/pol/90480 This man is going to be the next President and it's going to be awesome
TRUMP 2020
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>> No. 91911 Anonymous
8th January 2021
Friday 12:39 am
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He has just posted a video, conceding.
>> No. 91912 Anonymous
8th January 2021
Friday 12:45 am
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The mentalists are claiming it is a deepfake, and that the deep state has won.
>> No. 91913 Anonymous
8th January 2021
Friday 12:48 am
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His lawyer, not the mad mayor one, a proper one, just told him he could get nicked if he leans in on an attempted coup.
>> No. 91914 Anonymous
8th January 2021
Friday 10:13 am
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Alright, now it's over can we get a /yank/ meta-board alongside /*/ and /sfw/ so I never have to think about Seppos again.
>> No. 91915 Anonymous
8th January 2021
Friday 2:29 pm
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I think it's called /zoo/, if that still exists. I'd vote that all Yank business go in there anyhow.

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>> No. 29789 Anonymous
6th January 2021
Wednesday 9:44 am
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>Four boys and a girl have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder after a 13-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Reading. Oliver Stephens, known as Olly, was pronounced dead at Bugs Bottom fields, Emmer Green, on Sunday. The five teenagers, all aged 13 or 14, remain in custody, according to Thames Valley Police.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-55525269

A 13 year old girl paying for her boyfriend to get stabbed to be taught a lesson after he was mad about her sending nudes to other people. I'm pretty sure at that age I was still playing with Pokémon.
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>> No. 29914 Anonymous
7th January 2021
Thursday 9:49 pm
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They can't clap if they can't see their own hands, around your end?
>> No. 29921 Anonymous
7th January 2021
Thursday 10:52 pm
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No. We fear the foxes.
>> No. 29923 Anonymous
7th January 2021
Thursday 11:08 pm
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As you should. This year is ARE YEAR. Again.

Sometimes I forget everyone here is too intellectual to follow the footy.
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7th January 2021
Thursday 11:27 pm
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Not me.
>> No. 29928 Anonymous
8th January 2021
Friday 12:40 am
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ManU will win it on goal difference. Thanks to all their penalties.

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>> No. 441416 Anonymous
6th January 2021
Wednesday 2:04 pm
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[b]Lockdown: Clap for Carers to return as Clap for Heroes[\b]

Clap for Carers is to return under a new name of Clap for Heroes, the initiative's founder has said. The weekly applause for front-line NHS staff and other key workers ran for 10 weeks during the UK's first coronavirus lockdown last spring. Founder Annemarie Plas tweeted that it would return at 20:00 GMT on Thursday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55561108

NOT AGAIN, LADS. I THOUGHT WE WERE FREE FROM THE CLAP BUT IT KEEPS COMING BACK.
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>> No. 441474 Anonymous
7th January 2021
Thursday 1:00 pm
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I've indicated the Clap for Carers period on the graph of UK covid cases in red. As you can see, rate of increase in cases levels off as clap participation rose from March through April. This levelled of April 7 following Clap for Boris and then greatly declined.

Nobody has been clapping during the spear and as you can see, the number of cases are astounding. Nobody has clapped for Boris since April of last year to the detriment of the Public Health of the UK.
We basically have a Reverse Tinkerbell effect here and you all need to clap for Boris on your doorstep at least once a day.

Now, I'm no scientist, but if I were I would probably suggest trying to clap daily instead of just on Thursdays in order to see if it's possible to ramp up the ameliorative effects of clapping on covid spread.

Determining a mechanism is also important. One may speculate that the force of hands slapping together is effectively destroying the virus better than soap and water which is admittedly a lot softer than a good hard British clap.
It remains to be seen whether the latest abominable mutant super skunk UK strain of virus is susceptible to clapping but we can only hope and pray and clap
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7th January 2021
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I didn't hear a single clap. The founder of the clap has deleted her Tweet and distanced herself from the clap after loads of NHS staff responded saying they'd rather have a pay rise instead.
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7th January 2021
Thursday 9:06 pm
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>distanced herself from the clap

She'd have been better off seeing a doctor for some antibiotics, ironically enough.
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7th January 2021
Thursday 9:46 pm
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Good. I hope she realises how stupid her bollocks was/is.

"There are other channels to protest..." You can fuck off.
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7th January 2021
Thursday 10:31 pm
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My favourite part of her statement is saying she doesn't have the authority to cancel it, when she decided she had the authority to bring it back in the first place despite no demand for it whatsoever.

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


I've organised a date for the weekend but have come to realise that I'd better keep something of a conversation going unless I want to be stood up. This is going to be tedious. I might want to think about doing some work today as well.
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>> No. 441295 Anonymous
2nd January 2021
Saturday 8:04 pm
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> but if it's something soft like MDF

Probably best to use solid hardwood as a backdrop for steel tip darts, if you really want something durable. Some good 18mm pine wood should do.
>> No. 441296 Anonymous
2nd January 2021
Saturday 8:40 pm
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>hardwood
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Sort it out m8.
>> No. 441300 Anonymous
2nd January 2021
Saturday 9:02 pm
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I stand corrected. I somehow thought pine was hardwood.

Go on then. English oak. Or something.
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2nd January 2021
Saturday 9:15 pm
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Oak's nice.
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7th January 2021
Thursday 1:59 pm
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Going through my Arduino parts bin again here at the moment, looking for something to throw together to kill the boredom of being stuck at home.

I've got several ATtiny microcontrollers and an ESP32 dev board, as well as temperature sensors, a gyroscope/accelerometer, PIR sensors, two miniature TFT colour displays, a whole bag of assorted resistors and capacitors, a few LEDs, and miscellaneous parts like transistors and MOSFETs, and a 1.5'' paper cone speaker with a 3W amplifier.

I could make a burglar alarm with the PIR sensor and the speaker and the amp, the only question would be the whole point of it, when there are days at the moment where I don't leave my flat at all.

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>> No. 30156 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 9:11 am
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I realise this might sound like a non-issue to some, but I genuinely think my libido/how I think of sex/my sexual habits are endangering a great relationship.

I'm currently living with my girlfriend, and we're having sex probably around four times per week. The way we have it, and the frequency, makes me very happy. I wouldn't want to change anything about it.

Yet I'm still finding myself with a constant "itch". Before we got together, I was playing around with Tinder and similar dating apps after having moved to a new city, and I had loads of fun. Before this, I hadn't been with anyone in maybe two or three years, and to jump back into that was a bit overwhelming. It was partly exhausting, partly thrilling.

I really enjoy the pursuit, flirting, getting to know someone, and finally getting to the intimate stages. I'm not hugely proud of this, but there were times I was involved with more than one girl, under the pretence I wasn't (or at least omission of the fact). That was a shit feeling, I told everyone involved, and I've learned to be more upfront and honest, in that respect.

Now, though, I'm in a pretty healthy and mutually supportive relationship. I don't know where the "itch" is coming from. It may be a bit more complicated than just biology. As stupid as it sounds, I think I just enjoy the freedom to see others (and be seen as) a sexual being more than the rutting.

But I'm also aware I'm going down a really stupid path for the sake of feeling desirable(?) or sexually satisfied. I now find myself casually browsing porn, noticing the body language of girls when I'm out, and (even though I'm a bit ashamed of the thought) wondering what I might find if I quietly put myself on one of those dating apps.

I haven't, and I'd like to think I wouldn't, but something obviously needs to be changed here. I'm already thinking I should curb the porn viewing, and try to channel the energy into something else (I'm already exercising a lot).

Have you lads experienced anything like this? I don't want to hurt the feelings of my girlfriend, or imply that sex between us "isn't enough", because that's not the case. I have a feeling this is tied a lot more to the way I came into the relationship (total deprivation to sudden exposure) than the relationship itself.
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>> No. 30300 Anonymous
21st December 2020
Monday 10:16 pm
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>chatting up some stranger on a dating app
Don't understand how you could possibly cheat on someone via a dating app. You'd have to be certain it would never get back to your partner via her single friends who would recognise you. If you're caught they'd have screenshots and the like, it's impossible to deny.
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21st December 2020
Monday 10:48 pm
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Pretty easy, just set your location somewhere the other side of the country, and have a girlfriend with no single mates. If they catch you, you've also caught them.
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6th January 2021
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I know I'm still a cunt, but it's this time of day that's most difficult to put off these thoughts. Work is all done, on my tod, just me and a grinding feeling I should be talking to girls.
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6th January 2021
Wednesday 8:40 pm
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Is there any reason you can't just chat up your missus like she's a random tinder match too? I'd recommend you try it. One of my favourite things about my ex was that when we were apart, she'd still sext me like a two week long tinder fling.

I wish I hadn't caved into exactly the urges you're enduring right now, or else I'd still be enjoying her incredible sex drive. Instead I ended up foolishly trading her in for a model which looked much more exciting at first, but ultimately turned out to have a clapped out three cylinder that has trouble starting up.
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6th January 2021
Wednesday 9:43 pm
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>>30333

As wonderful as our chemistry is when she's here, she has expressed absolutely zero interest in sexting or phone sex, and even less in sending pictures or anything to keep me occupied.

I kind of understand, it's not my favourite thing, either. I will maybe bring it up with her when she returns.

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>> No. 24640 Anonymous
26th December 2020
Saturday 6:58 am
/e/24640 Tabletop / Hobby Thread
Tell us about your guys / campaign / project, etc.
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>> No. 24734 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 11:37 pm
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>Painting the Warboss or various cool Trukks and making conversion is fun and interesting. Painting a squad of 20 boyz is boring and potentially laborious.

Exactly.

Ultimately batch painting is how I do manage to get around it, over the course of a week or two I'll tackle a squad in chunks, just doing one colour a night. Sit down and do all the little pouches brown one day, do all the little gun casings black the next, etc.

I think part of the trouble is just that with Marines, they're clean and chunky enough that you can't get away with cutting corners. It's more obvious on an individual Marine than it would be on a horde of Orks or Tyranids that you can credibly knock out in an afternoon with some washes and drybrushing. Each guy demands a neat, precise finish that sometimes I just haven't the attention span to keep up. I think that's why I prefer the characters, where I can just focus on the one model.

It's funny, I used to hate rimming five guys, but now it's the part I look forward to the most.
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6th January 2021
Wednesday 12:36 am
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>The key is to make it easy for you to pick up where you left off - have your painting supplies handy and easy to set up and clean away.

This is one of the big advantages of using a wet palette. The ability to just close the lid on it, wash your brushes and it's easy to get started again the next day.

>>24734
>I think part of the trouble is just that with Marines, they're clean and chunky enough that you can't get away with cutting corners.

I've got to disagree with that a little bit since the majority of the chapters are one solid colour with maybe a contrasting bit of colour on their shoulder pads and knees. Like a lot of the time you can get away with a dark base colour then just drybrush the entire thing a lighter shade before tidying up the wings on the chest.

Admittedly still not as easy as Tyranids where you can get away with 2 colours and just dip them in wood stain. https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Dipping_Tyranids
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6th January 2021
Wednesday 12:36 am
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>The key is to make it easy for you to pick up where you left off - have your painting supplies handy and easy to set up and clean away.

This is one of the big advantages of using a wet palette. The ability to just close the lid on it, wash your brushes and it's easy to get started again the next day.

>>24734
>I think part of the trouble is just that with Marines, they're clean and chunky enough that you can't get away with cutting corners.

I've got to disagree with that a little bit since the majority of the chapters are one solid colour with maybe a contrasting bit of colour on their shoulder pads and knees. Like a lot of the time you can get away with a dark base colour then just drybrush the entire thing a lighter shade before tidying up the wings on the chest.

Admittedly still not as easy as Tyranids where you can get away with 2 colours and just dip them in wood stain. https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Dipping_Tyranids
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6th January 2021
Wednesday 10:21 am
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It's going down the rabbit hole a bit, but marines become piss-easy if you learn to airbrush. You can put down the base colour perfectly in seconds and easily do shading and gradient effects.
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6th January 2021
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>Like a lot of the time you can get away with a dark base colour then just drybrush the entire thing a lighter shade before tidying up the wings on the chest.

I agree, but if you want them to look really nice it takes a bit more effort. There's a lot of steps you don't have to do, but once you know it's within your ability and you've done a few squads that way, it's hard to justify putting less effort in with the rest. That's probably just me having some degree of OCD mind you.

>>24737

I tend to feel like airbrushes are a slippery slope, I've seen lots of painters fall into the trap of starting off with base coats, and before they know it they're doing everything but edge highlights with the fucking thing, and always swear blind it's not a crutch, even though half their army looks like the side of a gypsy fair waltzer.

That said I would really like one for priming and basecoating, but I don't think it's viable to use one in my flat. Is there some kind of extractor hood contraption you can get to make them more viable in small, enclosed rooms?

Anyway here's the latest set I've done, first batch of the new year. I don't make resolutions but if I were to make one it'd be to have this full army playable by... Well, whenever covid is over.

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