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>> No. 2778 Anonymous
2nd December 2019
Monday 12:22 pm
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Does anybody know who this sexy creature is? At first i thought it novel to watch the progress of a spider egg sac on my bathroom window, but now there are two of them and i don't particularly like the idea of being overrun by 500 tiny spiders. I was bitten 3 times by a false widow over the summer.
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>> No. 2779 Anonymous
2nd December 2019
Monday 12:24 pm
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It's a fucking spider. Fucking kill it.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 2780 Anonymous
2nd December 2019
Monday 12:25 pm
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https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/identify-nature/spiders-in-your-home/missing-sector-orb-web-spider.html

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>> No. 64417 YubYub
1st December 2019
Sunday 10:41 pm
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Corr, look at those garroways!
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>> No. 64418 Ambulancelad
1st December 2019
Sunday 11:06 pm
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>>64417
BLOODY NORA
MILFY MILKERS
>> No. 64419 Moralfag
2nd December 2019
Monday 12:08 am
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This is basically the kind of thing I wank to these days. Makes me sad in a way; what ever happened to that 18 year old pervert reading g-fur comics and playing adventure games where the aim was to be oviposited? Suddenly tits are enough, what a let down.

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>> No. 5003 Anonymous
6th September 2011
Tuesday 6:40 pm
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>> No. 28901 Anonymous
11th August 2019
Sunday 9:15 pm
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>>28900
Gram and Krag?
>> No. 28902 Anonymous
11th August 2019
Sunday 9:59 pm
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>>28901

The latter seems more like 'kreg' to me, but yeah.

Fucking morons.
>> No. 28912 Anonymous
15th August 2019
Thursday 5:09 pm
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Today at work someone said 'lazying with' rather than 'liaising with'.

Boiled my piss a little.
>> No. 28913 Anonymous
15th August 2019
Thursday 5:51 pm
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>>28900

The twats can't pronounce twat either.
>> No. 29227 Anonymous
1st December 2019
Sunday 8:33 am
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CRY-OLA.

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>> No. 8707 Anonymous
27th October 2014
Monday 6:03 pm
/beat/8707 Cover songs
The Pet Shop Boys' Always On My Mind has been voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote.

The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972.

Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt came in second place, followed by The Stranglers' version of Dionne Warwick's Walk On By. Jimi Hendrix's take on Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower came fourth. Jeff Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's classic Hallelujah completed the top five.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29791820

Not keen on that version of Walk On By but I like the rest. I reckon I'd have to have a good think about my favourite covers and I'm sure I'd still forget some.
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>> No. 12222 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 5:29 pm
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>Marilyn Manson has a similar effect on me; every time I hear one of his covers it makes me appreciate the original and want to listen to that instead.

The madman's only gone and done it again.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu__TzWfpss
>> No. 12223 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 9:24 pm
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>>12222

And this

>> No. 12224 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 10:58 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8nuT1rDB7o

Not so much a cover but an alternate mix by Maynard, Frusciante and Nine Inch Nails bass player/keyboardist Danny Lohner.
>> No. 12225 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 11:09 pm
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>>12224
John Frusciante has always seemed underappreciated to me. I know a lot of his solo work is quite experimental, but Shadows Collide With People is one of my favourite albums.
>> No. 12226 Anonymous
1st December 2019
Sunday 1:49 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UUEuqbP7SM

Not quite a cover but I really enjoy the contrast between the gangsta rap lyrics and the carefree melody of Bananarama's Cruel Summer.

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>> No. 27318 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 5:58 pm
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I spilled water on the corner of my laptop keyboard and now it won't turn on. I'm hoping it's just a fucked battery, or something to do with the power, and that the motherboard is still alive. There was no smell, no other symptoms. It crashed and I switched it off, unplugged it, then set it upside-down overnight. I couldn't get the battery out as that requires unscrewing and I had no tools on me.

It's still dead, but it's been so cold that it wouldn't surprise me if there's still some moisture knocking around inside.

I'm going to buy a screwdriver set and have a poke around, but I'm not really sure what to look for -- how can I tell what part broke?

Am I better off taking it to a repair shop? Perhaps they test the components individually?

Model is a Lenovo Ideapad 320, if that matters.
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>> No. 27319 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 6:04 pm
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Not the right place otherlad. If you're coming here to get your pc fixed you might as well hang round with a group of love and cherishers asking for the best lube.
>> No. 27320 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 6:12 pm
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>I'm going to buy a screwdriver set and have a poke around, but I'm not really sure what to look for -- how can I tell what part broke?

>Am I better off taking it to a repair shop? Perhaps they test the components individually?

It's almost certainly a motherboard fault. If you don't even own a screwdriver set, you have basically no chance of finding and fixing a blown component on a modern motherboard - they're absolutely teeny-tiny and require specialist tools and techniques to (de)solder. If you're lucky, there isn't any lasting damage, just a bit of lingering moisture or mineral residue that's preventing the machine from booting, so give it another day or two to dry off. If you're going to take the machine apart anyway, (carefully) remove the motherboard and thoroughly wash it in high-purity isopropyl alcohol.
>> No. 27321 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 6:50 pm
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>>27320

Well, tits. I'll wait it out. Thanks lad.

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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. 23159 Anonymous
18th November 2019
Monday 11:51 pm
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So they still can't count to 3?
>> No. 23160 Anonymous
23rd November 2019
Saturday 6:56 am
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Finished Disco Elysium recently. I started playing it during a period of heavy drinking and initially enjoyed the character's mental state reflecting my own, but I started feeling shitty about everyone in the game calling me a degenerate alcoholic and decided to have my character tidy himself up a bit and take the case more seriously, which coincided with me taking a break from the Al-Gul in real life.

It's simultaneously one of the funniest and most poignant games I've ever played.
>> No. 23161 Anonymous
23rd November 2019
Saturday 3:41 pm
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Looks pretty cool, you've got me convinced. Also bought 'Out There' and 'Signa Theory' in a studio pack, that latter of which looks awesome.
>> No. 23162 Anonymous
24th November 2019
Sunday 7:38 pm
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Heh, I'm Playing Il-2 Sturmovik and my CO is called Major Bjelland.
>> No. 23177 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 12:38 pm
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Huh, apparently it's a feature supposed to reflect the cahracters political alignment. That's interesting. I suppose my offence was because i was playing as myself rather than the character? Whatever. I'd delete my previous post but passwords don't match :|

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>> No. 64403 YubYub
27th November 2019
Wednesday 10:18 pm
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>A Moscow farm has decided to equip its cows with VR glasses in order to relax and feel happier. A calm environment leads to an increase in milk yield, so the cows are given a VR headset displaying summer fields.

Wasn't there a film like this?
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>> No. 64412 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 9:06 pm
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What would the milk be like if they were shown nothing but Let's Play videos of Katamari Damacy?
>> No. 64413 Searchfag
28th November 2019
Thursday 9:32 pm
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That does sound familiar.

OK now I realise what you are actually referencing, but for some reason I genuinely had a memory of cows being in VR.
>> No. 64414 Moralfag
29th November 2019
Friday 9:43 am
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>> No. 64415 Crabkiller
29th November 2019
Friday 11:57 am
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>> No. 64416 Auntiefucker
29th November 2019
Friday 2:43 pm
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>> No. 22298 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:07 pm
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I know I'm a bit late to the party but I'm considering getting either a PS4 or an Xbox One. I'm assuming these days there's little difference between the two other than having the odd exclusive title. I've seen a few Xbox One bundles in the region of £150 - £200 so I'll probably go for one of them as they're cheaper than what I've seen for the PS4.

Have I left it too late, as in are the next generation of consoles expected any day now? Also, which games do you lads recommend? I'm a bit out of the loop with gaming.
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>> No. 23056 Anonymous
30th September 2019
Monday 12:03 pm
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Just buy him an N64 and insist you think it's the same thing.
>> No. 23172 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 8:42 pm
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They're now selling the digital versions of the Xbox One for €99 on Amazon, they're going down massively in price.
>> No. 23173 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 11:55 pm
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what the hell is that? like an emulator to run on your PC?
>> No. 23174 Anonymous
29th November 2019
Friday 2:35 am
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An xbox one without a CD drive.
>> No. 23175 Anonymous
29th November 2019
Friday 7:40 am
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What the other lad said and also covered off earlier (>>22807). The cheapest deal at the moment seems to be £84 from Very if you buy it on credit.

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xbox-one-sall-digital-console-1tb-optional-extras-7999-at-very-new-customers-only-3347326

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>> No. 64409 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 6:24 pm
/iq/64409 can we take a moment to appreciate the best cunt off not on britfa.gs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWSKiDY-g2w

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>> No. 64408 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 5:15 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y71njpDH3co

how can we bring back tap dancing?

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>> No. 4012 Anonymous
14th December 2012
Friday 9:36 am
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Stickied
Applying for JSA links
http://pastebin.com/5vJCh4HQ
http://www.urban75.com/Action/Jsa/jsa2.html
Both are a little out of date.
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>> No. 13285 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 6:42 am
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Write the date you want to leave on your notice as 28 days from the day you hand it in. Let them argue if they want to.
>> No. 13287 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 10:28 am
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Most likely a working month, so four weeks. If they meant a calendar month everyone would just wait until February to quit.
>> No. 13324 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 3:27 am
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I think I've slipped through the cracks of the Universal credit system. Still got the income but I've not had to go in for a meeting in months and no sanctions. Surprising incompetence really. During the time it's been going on I've landed a full time job in a new city, starting in the new year, not sure if I should contact them and tell them about it now or wait until I start. JC+ did nothing to help me look anyway they just kept tabs on me while I did. Are there any pitfalls of telling them? I mean, I broke the contract by not posting 15 job applications on their journal every week, but I landed a job anyway, so surely that evens us out...
>> No. 13325 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 3:48 am
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Man, they don't give a shit, just tell them. They can mark it up as a win on their system.

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>> No. 25884 Anonymous
25th April 2017
Tuesday 11:09 am
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I'm in the market for a laptop, but I'm not sure if I can get away with meeting all my criteria.

- It'll be purely for business, the most demanding thing it will be opening is numerous Chrome tabs.
- It needs to run Windows software, with MS Office.
- I want it to be lightweight and no bigger than an A4 pad.

Is there any chance of me getting this for around £200?

I've been seeing refurbished X series Thinkpads from as little as £100, but maybe this is dodgy?

Do you lads know of something better?
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>> No. 27309 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 2:35 pm
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The answer is 'pretty well', it seems. Here's a decent video on it that goes over the basics, but also demonstrates that even though Linus is actively trying to get the authentication to trip up, it doesn't always work. It also seems like if your Win10 licence is tied to a Windows Live account it's even easier to sort out anyway.

https://youtu.be/M3bezYerYxQ?t=110
>> No. 27310 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 2:37 pm
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I should add that in my experience, I've swapped out graphics cards, CPU and motherboard, and Windows 10 either didn't notice, or immediately adapted to the new hardware behind the scenes. I've also put my SSD from one Thinkpad into a different model and that worked fine too. I wouldn't worry.
>> No. 27311 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 3:02 pm
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>>27310

Sound, I'll just go for it then. Cheers lad.
>> No. 27316 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 2:08 am
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> How much of my PC can I upgrade before Windows 10 shits itself?

I'll eventually find this out myself as I migrate various VMs around work/customer/enterprise boxes but I do have a shit ton of experience of Office 2013's "Windows Genuine Advantage" which basically threw its toys out of the pram if your CPU changed.

If Win10 is anything like WGA you can change your hdd/ssd, your ram, and any peripherals like video cards / gpus and the like - but the moment you change out the CPU it'll throw a wobbly.

Essentially it all comes down to what data MSFT uses to create their "globally unique identified" (my money's on CPU model and serial number and probably BIOS/UEFI serial number if it's available).
>> No. 27317 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 2:20 am
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If you've got a fleet of any significant size you really should be using KMS or emulating it.

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>> No. 4879 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 12:02 am
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First there was the Bullworker.

Now there is the Isokinator. The gym you can put in your wallet.

Gert Kolbel is a legend.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN6-tlQAlLg
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>> No. 4880 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 12:04 am
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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. 20706 Anonymous
25th November 2019
Monday 6:58 am
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I've seen interviews with British women who thought that the Second World War was great and they didn't want it to end because they were having so much sex.

I suppose the thought that the Luftwaffe could drop a bomb and kill you at any moment would be enough to loosen your inhibitions somewhat.
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25th November 2019
Monday 2:10 pm
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>British women who thought that the Second World War was great and they didn't want it to end because they were having so much sex.

Great. So they were basically being slags on the home front while their men were risking their arses in the trenches of Normandy.
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25th November 2019
Monday 2:28 pm
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>Luftwaffe
>Normandy

Lad. Oh, lad.
>> No. 20709 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 10:11 pm
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The Netherlands' leading supermarket chain has abandoned a request for staff to upload semi-naked photographs of themselves to an app so it could work out sizes for a new uniform.

Albert Heijn had called on staff at a branch in the eastern city of Nijmegen to upload photos of themselves in their underwear or tight-fitting sports gear.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50559884
>> No. 20710 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 10:43 pm
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>>20707

The trope of a soldier's wife sleeping with other men while he's away fighting dates back centuries. In fact, I think there's even references to it in texts from antiquity or further back. Sex and violence. We're a pretty grim species, at times.

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>> No. 27302 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 10:21 am
/g/27302 New toy, broken. Sadness
New phone arrived this morning, a year after ordering (yay, indiegogo). It's a lovely jewel of a thing, and the keyboard feels excellent.
Bastard thing's got a cracked outside screen cover, so I'm guessing I'm going to have to send it back, to a company that's in the throes of shipping and unlikely to be very responsive, but I've contacted them.
Arse. I was really looking forward to this.
It doesn't look user-replaceable, and as it's a 'perk' not a purchase, I don't know where I stand.
Whinging here rather on their forum because their forum is full of the most insufferable pricks.
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>> No. 27305 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 1:19 pm
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l33t hacking?
>> No. 27312 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 5:21 pm
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>>27303 I dunno I think PDAs have had their day.

That's probably why you didn't buy one, and I did.
I've had Nokia Communicators, teeny tiny laptops, the Gemini and now this. It's hardly a PDA, it's a computer with a small but tolerable keyboard. I really don't like touchscreens for text entry, and this is something I can easily pocket, and which has a decent battery life so it'll probably work when I want to use it.
As for 'why' - it's a fine email machine, and fine for hammering out words for code or documents. I still tend to go back to a real machine for editing, but for getting the first cut of things, if I can't be arsed to fire up a laptop or find somewhere to perch it, it works nicely. I played with various OSes on the Gemini, but lacklustre support for the Mediatek means I ended up back on Android. I'll try again on the Cosmo.
>> No. 27313 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 5:30 pm
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>>27305 l33t hacking?

it does make a decent ssh / remote desktop / X box, which seems to be what the kids think l33t hacking is all about.
>> No. 27314 Anonymous
26th November 2019
Tuesday 5:41 pm
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That is basically what I meant, joking aside. I only have personal projects to faff about with but have still often wanted a 'proper' keyboard for this sort of thing. Even just for emailing in the field in my real job, though personally I prefer a good software keyboard over an "okay" mini keyboard. A thumb board is preferable to both, something in the XDA format would be genuinely useful for my work, but a the clamshell of this or the Gemini or the GPD Pocket are just not ideal for the outdoor-ish work I find myself doing, and modern smartphones are still pretty excellent at typing while standing up, walking etc, but lack the ability to run weird old proprietary software I use, and they don't play well with our VLAN either.
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26th November 2019
Tuesday 7:02 pm
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Yeah, the clamshells aren't good for standing use.
It's stunning that blackberry managed to shit the bed so comprehensively. They had the best thumboards, good screens, a decent understanding of power and security. I loved the thumbwheel thingy, that's a fine navigation tool, fast and accurate.

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

Welcome to the motor one. In an attempt to actually get people to post in it, tell me about the car you really want and could feasibly afford. Right now I'm really thinking a lot about a big square 80s Merc as we've been talking about them. Even a Lada would be fun as fuck.
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>> No. 4423 Anonymous
25th November 2019
Monday 7:54 pm
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If you plan on having someone chuck a brick at the window I'd give it a miss. Also remember that, as with any other Tesla, everyone else will know you're a massive bellend.
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25th November 2019
Monday 7:59 pm
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I don't think my current car would withstand a brick to the glass either so I'm not missing out. And I think most people already know I'm a massive bellend, I used to drive an Audi.
>> No. 4425 Anonymous
25th November 2019
Monday 10:01 pm
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Audis are fine, everyone knows that BMWs are for bellends.
>> No. 4426 Anonymous
25th November 2019
Monday 11:08 pm
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Audis are for people who think they're better than BMW drivers. They're the same people though, really.

The only way to avoid judgement is to drive a Nissan Micra.
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26th November 2019
Tuesday 2:44 am
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>> No. 64320 Searchfag
16th November 2019
Saturday 10:48 pm
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>On claims he was sweating, he said: "I have a peculiar medical condition which is that I don't sweat or I didn't sweat at the time," he said, blaming it on "an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War". He said he had only started to be able to sweat again "in the recent past".

Andrew's the name, not paedoing sweating's the game!
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>> No. 64397 Auntiefucker
25th November 2019
Monday 9:21 pm
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i would say that the most crippling problem we have in this country is actually symbolic classism. People are primed to trust those at the top, to defer to the elite, and the monarchy is the ultimate keystone of that idea, even though as you rightly say they don't really do anything, it'd be the push we need.
>> No. 64398 Crabkiller
25th November 2019
Monday 11:32 pm
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Treason Act 1351 is still on the law books.
>> No. 64399 YubYub
25th November 2019
Monday 11:49 pm
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Okay, but in the interest of fairness, only the one who doesn't have a shade of wrong'un in the family can do it.
>> No. 64401 Samefag
26th November 2019
Tuesday 12:22 am
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My auntie might have been sectioned a couple of times but she's never fucked a kid or anything.
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26th November 2019
Tuesday 12:36 am
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>> No. 64358 Auntiefucker
24th November 2019
Sunday 4:35 pm
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Hero doctor saves air passenger’s life by sucking urine from his bladder non-stop for 37 minutes mid-flight

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10405651/doctor-urine-bladder-flight-video/

Would you suck someone's piss non-stop for 37 minutes in order to save their life?
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>> No. 64391 Moralfag
25th November 2019
Monday 6:29 pm
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>>64388

There's a dead wasp in every fig. It's how they're pollinated.

>>64390

Many vegans see honey production as no different from any other animal farming, in that it involves exploitation of an animal and often ends up in significant bee deaths, as it's easier to cull a hive than treat it if there is an illness spreading. Presumably if you buy honey from someone with only a couple of hives instead of thousands, you could more or less guarantee a happy bee life, though I bet that's an expensive way to buy honey. I think even if I ever went vegan I'd find it hard to give up honey, it's just so good.
>> No. 64392 R4GE
25th November 2019
Monday 7:18 pm
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>>64391
I'm gonna quadruple my intake of fig rolls if it means more wasps dying. That's extra satisfaction.
>> No. 64393 Auntiefucker
25th November 2019
Monday 7:38 pm
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>>64392

It's a specific type of wasp, unsurprisingly known as the fig wasp, and I don't think they're really anything like the yellow bastards we are at war with.
>> No. 64394 Ambulancelad
25th November 2019
Monday 7:51 pm
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>>64393
Them wasps all look the same to me though.
>> No. 64400 Searchfag
25th November 2019
Monday 11:50 pm
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>>64393
Aaawww I googled it, and I feel bad for it. We should call it something different - like "flying fig ants," or something.

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>> No. 29019 Anonymous
21st October 2019
Monday 7:32 pm
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I honestly can't stand it any more.

The internet is breaking my faith in the human species and I need a break from it. Doesn't matter where you go. Chan boards? Infested with alt-right mouthbreathers. Reddit? The opposite brand of people with mind-worms so powerful they think the holodomor was a good thing. Video game sites? Corporate shills and pay-pig knuckle draggers. Obscure nerd hobby forum? Autism so powerful you can't even risk making a joke. Twitter? Let's not even go there, honestly.

Talking to randoms online has always felt like a beneficial exposure to differing ideas and opinions, but nowadays I'm starting to feel like participating in anything resembling the typical modern social media culture simply isn't good for me. Maybe I'm getting old, maybe everyone is just a dickhead, maybe I'm just a dickhead; but I used to be one of the people with ideals and some hope to change the world for the better. Ten years on, the kids have decided what I believe in is outdated, and that I'm pretty much the reincarnation of Hitler for every questioning the new orthodoxies of thought.

I'll be the first to admit I don't exactly have a busy social life in the real world. I'm working on changing that, but there are times I'm not feeling up to it, so I rely on the internet as a crutch. It's those times where I feel incredibly isolated without it, but exposing myself to the widespread toxicity of the internet at large any more is almost certainly unhealthy by this point.

What can I do?
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>> No. 29024 Anonymous
22nd October 2019
Tuesday 9:40 pm
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I've been going to church as a Catholic most of my life. Myself and some of the other lads have been getting shitfaced after mass every Sunday. I really look forward to Sundays. Religious people really aren't that religious for the record, and it can be an easy place to make a few pals to drink with mate. Given, I am in central London, so I'm not sure how populated things are in your area. Mass in your area might be a bunch of old people singing Jesus songs.
>> No. 29028 Anonymous
23rd October 2019
Wednesday 5:34 pm
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>>29024

OP here. I doubt that's really an option for me, considering I'm exactly the sort of person a Christian might assume to be a devil worshipper, and if they were to delve into my creative output over the years might find a considerable body of evidence to support such a claim.

Once, when I worked in a shop, a frightened looking woman gave me a leaflet about salvation after I'd finished serving her. I recall finding it incredibly rude.
>> No. 29030 Anonymous
23rd October 2019
Wednesday 6:25 pm
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I find it's very easy for the chans to sweep me along with poor worldviews and 'reality tunnels'. It's times like those when it helps me to remember the sea is still rolling - moment after moment going in and out for eternity (at least as i could percieve it). Life goes on, those people on the beach aren't the people in my mind - for one i didn't even imagine if they're have hair. It's all too easy to think your ideas exist in the real world, when in reality everything is far to complex for us to get even a momentary grasp of (though it seems the strive to hold it is as important as letting go).

It might take a few days, perhaps longer, but i usually find getting some fresh air helps. Sit at a park side with a mug of tea, listening to the world go by. There's more beauty about this existance than we might usually think. Just need some environmental enrichment.
>> No. 29036 Anonymous
23rd October 2019
Wednesday 8:51 pm
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>What can I do?

Get outside, the internets isn't real.
>> No. 29082 Anonymous
25th November 2019
Monday 3:30 am
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>Chan boards? Infested with alt-right mouthbreathers

As someone that's been on a certain imageboard on-and-off for what'll be ten years in 2020, I know how you feel, m8. I hate these people about as much as those redditors you mentioned. I just saw that this meme (a meme that was part of the reason I really grew sick of the place) is apparently now so ubiquitous that it's trended on knowyourmeme:

https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-eternal-anglo

Maybe I'm also just getting older, but the lack of any kind of civility online is just tiring to me, now. The internet has rarely ever been civil, but *at least* I knew there was an element of freedom of expression, as older people still didn't quite understand what kids did. Now we're not even gonna have that. All the places I've browsed for years are full and under a corporate thumb that once wasn't there, and if they are there, the place quickly becomes full of childish ideologues and oh-so hilarious memers.

What I will say is that I agree very much with this lad >>29030. I'm very lucky that I have a friend who thinks similarly to me, but he's admittedly also a lot more socially mature, less anxious. He thinks many of the things I think, but he's also just a kind, grounded person. He was once a lot more addicted to chans and the internet, but he hasn't been for years, now. He focuses on the outside world, and he just seems happier for it. Thinking of him keeps me remembering that the world outside, at least as it currently is, doesn't really give a shit about most of us, and that those that concern themselves with the internet too much are the ones ultimately doing themselves harm. They think they're so smart, so learned, so funny, but they're rarely making the difference that they think they are.

I guess to just summarise: The world does keep turning. And unless we hear nuclear sirens going off or you see tanks rolling down your street; then you've got the rest of your life to go out and enjoy it. I'd recommend getting the money together to visit national parks, forests, museums, etc. Don't mind the weather, just give it a go. It'll at least remind you that you're alive.

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>> No. 13078 Anonymous
29th September 2019
Sunday 3:34 pm
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What am I doing wrong, lads? Every slow cooker curry I make turns out more like a watery broth; there's absolutely no thickness to the sauce and it just doesn't... taste like a curry. It has all the flavours but it doesn't quite mesh right.

My process is:
Fry chicken pieces with onions, carrots, and broccoli until browned off.
Put in slow cooker with box of passata, 4 or 5 heaped tablespoons of madras curry powder, and a whole chilli. Sprinkle Oxo cube in too.
Give it a mix, put the lid on, low for 8 hours or high for 6.

Add chopped coriander, leave for 5 mins with lid off, serve.

Every time, as I say, it's just far, far too watery. The most recent batch I froze individual portions of just have no sauce at all. What do?

Thanks lads.
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>> No. 13139 Anonymous
24th November 2019
Sunday 11:57 pm
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> Most curries aren't made with cream, though.

Most curries aren't made with broccoli, mushrooms, and carrots either.
>> No. 13140 Anonymous
25th November 2019
Monday 12:02 am
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>>13139
They could be. Curries are a countable noun but have no minimum mass requirement whereas a curry is a countable noun so you could divide a small amount of one curry into a very large number of curries and outnumber the amount of other curries, making your own curries the majority of what all curries are.
Probably more effort than it's worth.
>> No. 13141 Anonymous
25th November 2019
Monday 12:38 am
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This isn’t even a curry, it’s a spicy stew.
>> No. 13142 Anonymous
25th November 2019
Monday 12:53 am
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>>13141

What's the difference?
>> No. 13143 Anonymous
25th November 2019
Monday 12:59 am
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>>13141
This.

You need to let shit reduce before you get all that good shit sticking to your chickens/lambs.

At the very least, when you first start, try to let it reduce (leave the top open on medium to high flame, and then use your pressure/slow cooker wizardry.

People in poor places don't even have your tech, but they do it faster and better than you. Find out why. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKlET6nkHSKNWef97D_UBkQ

Please keep me posted. I need this information. I need all information. I think I need to work for the fucking Doughnut. Hire me please. I need to be paid in alcohol though.

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