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>> No. 417971 Anonymous
15th June 2018
Friday 7:25 pm
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>> No. 417921 Anonymous
13th June 2018
Wednesday 8:09 pm
417921 Diversity Locked

Tip of the iceberg


(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 417951 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 9:21 pm
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Well mo shagged a nine year old, he's perfect and they only want to live by his standards.
>> No. 417957 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 9:50 pm
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I remember reading that mo actually shagged a single mother, but they changed it to a young virgin girl because that was more pure or something. The northern lights has been edited many times in that way I believe, been a long time since I've read into the religion. It's a pretty shit religion all things considered. Buddhism is far more interesting to read into. I wonder if any pork dodgers ever google that kind of stuff up.
>> No. 417958 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 9:51 pm
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SO, is anyone heading to Labour Live?
>> No. 417960 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 10:59 pm
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>> No. 417961 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 11:12 pm
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Agreed. Lock the thread.

>> No. 417824 Anonymous
8th June 2018
Friday 4:29 am
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Unhand Little T right now. He's underage.
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>> No. 417825 Anonymous
8th June 2018
Friday 4:31 am
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and I think your family look a bit too happy about your demise.
>> No. 417826 Anonymous
8th June 2018
Friday 2:57 pm
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They're also really bad at photoshopping you out of pictures.

>> No. 417642 Anonymous
25th May 2018
Friday 9:46 pm
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A cold war nuclear bunker in the remote Scottish countryside is on the market for just £20,000. John Letham is selling the bunker, which was built in 1962, in it's original condition after plans to renovate it fell through.

The 54-year-old bought the bunker in Traquair, Scottish Borders, 'on a whim' in 2003 and had hoped to possibly convert it into a holiday home. But after moving to the Philippines, Mr Letham, who is an art and antique dealer, decided to sell the underground relic and the 2,500 square feet of land surrounding it.


Come on, lads. If everyone chips in we can afford our very own nuclear bunker.
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>> No. 417693 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 11:47 am
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Like >>417692 says, it's the other way around - they strip features away so they can get people into their ecosystem. Likely the 'real' kindle was always supposed to have 3G but they took it out so they could offer a 50 quid version.

I'll also say I don't think the 3G is all that important. Even when I'm travelling, I already have a few hundred books on the thing, and have never really once needed to download a book out in the world. Even if I did, I still have a phone with 4G that I can tether/hotspot for the few seconds it takes to download a book, or I can find a wifi spot somewhere, so the 3G option has only really saved me the hassle of typing in a wifi password a couple of times.

The kindle 3G thing used to be amazing as they used to let you browse the internet entirely on it. Though that was fairly useless in their 'experimental' web browser, things like wikipedia worked fine, so it felt like having an actual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy with you. But now all they let you do on the 3G is buy their books, or download ones you've already got. I don't even think you can use Goodreads on it anymore.
>> No. 417695 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 1:28 pm
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Amazon are completely insidious on that front. The cheaper Kindle is ad-supported. Thankfully I bought my paperwhite used and have never once connected it to the internet - thankfully also at least the one I have still mounts as a USB drive so I can just drag and drop books onto it.
>> No. 417696 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 1:31 pm
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The original Kindle launched at $399 (£229 then, £359 at current exchange rates). Even with a reduction in price of some components, you have to strip out a lot of functionality to end up with a £59 Kindle.
>> No. 417697 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 1:47 pm
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I believe, but I haven't tested it since I broke my OG Kindle 1.0, that you it'll look shit up on wikipedia for you over 3g if you highlight it and it's a word or phrase not in the dictionary. If they've stripped even that out then yes it's just become a way for the tragically under prepared to buy books while on holiday.


Wasn't a lot of that price accounted for by the "Free lifetime worldwide 3g access FOREVER" guarantee, though? I definitely remember the non-3g version to be significantly cheaper at the time.
>> No. 417704 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 4:23 pm
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>it'll look shit up on wikipedia for you over 3g if you highlight it and it's a word or phrase not in the dictionary

I just tested it, and you're right.

I can use Wikipedia or Amazon (lol) on the browser on 3G still, it seems - so that's sort of alright and I take it back. Still, you can't just go on google or a news site etc. like you used to be able to.

>> No. 417684 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 1:51 am
417684 Fellas
Now then chaps, I'd like to thank every single one of you for being who you are, and for always making sure no fucker gets left out. I was a poster 4 years ago, now lurker. We've got a good community here! Keep it up!
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>> No. 417689 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 9:59 am
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S’alright 👍
>> No. 417690 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 10:18 am
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Takes resisting arrest to a whole new level
>> No. 417699 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 2:20 pm
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She's quite handy with a pink baton.
>> No. 417712 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 5:20 pm
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What's the line again?

'A fine beast, has it been knotted yet?'
>> No. 417721 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 10:16 pm
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Did you win her in a pub quiz, OP?

>> No. 416958 Anonymous
12th April 2018
Thursday 8:29 pm
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Lads, I can't believe it's that time of year again already.






It's time to pick your filly.
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>> No. 417624 Anonymous
20th May 2018
Sunday 7:49 pm
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I'd choose the latter too, if I could only get a shag.
>> No. 417625 Anonymous
20th May 2018
Sunday 8:51 pm
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Oh, yeah... shit.
>> No. 417626 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 2:42 am
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>or shagging your way to money

How does the saying go... you can get a person out of a council estate, but you will never get the council estate out of that person. Or something.

The Americans call it "white trash with cash".
>> No. 417627 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 11:29 pm
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Fuck is that man
>> No. 417628 Anonymous
23rd May 2018
Wednesday 8:46 pm
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her makeup certainly borders on that of a drag queen.

>> No. 415501 Anonymous
17th February 2018
Saturday 7:26 pm
415501 Diversity in the workplace
Lads / Xirs etc

Where I work diversity is the new big thing. It's now mandatory for new starters to take a diversity course to understand the benefits of diversity. Thankfully I don't have to be indoctrinated alongside the rest of my co workers. There is a diversity group that has made a diversity calendar including such novel dates including Africa Day and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Mention try being gay in Africa to these people and before you know it there's a tap on your shoulder. People aren't allowed to speak out regarding this whilst the younger newer people seem to wallow in their echo chamber on the company comms webpage praising the diversity tropes.
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>> No. 416646 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 12:18 pm
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I warn you that this is a wild stab based on nothing but anecdotal evidence.

I would think that you're right and that men do the majority of labour in those sectors, and that women occupy managerial or select administrative positions that pay equally or slightly better.

If you broke it down further by seniority, I'd imagine men would be paid more on both labour and managerial positions separately, but for whatever reason women have landed more senior positions in those jobs.

Again, I could be totally wrong about this and would welcome someone with better data.

Also, as a general observation, pay gap statistics have always been somewhat dishonest. Lies, damned lies and all that.
>> No. 416647 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 12:25 pm
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Most of the jobs in mining are either relatively low-pay skilled manual roles or relatively high-pay managerial and technical roles. These figures are a crude median average of all workers, so the lack of women doing manual work in the mining sector skews the average.

For sake of argument, consider a small mining company with 100 employees. 70 of those are male manual workers on an average of £26k, 20 are male managerial and technical workers on an average of £40k and 10 are female managerial and technical workers on an average of £35k. The overall male average wage is £6,000 less than the average female wage, despite the women in the company being paid less than men in equivalent roles.
>> No. 416654 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 1:23 pm
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>I'd imagine men would be paid more on both labour and managerial positions separately
You'd be wrong.
>> No. 417570 Anonymous
15th May 2018
Tuesday 3:42 pm
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I am greedy when it comes to scrotes, like.
>> No. 417571 Anonymous
15th May 2018
Tuesday 4:07 pm
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Quality bump, m8.

>> No. 417432 Anonymous
7th May 2018
Monday 4:51 pm
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Things are getting lively in Brum
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>> No. 417541 Anonymous
13th May 2018
Sunday 9:56 pm
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Phwoar I'd ride some sausage rollercoaster in Digbeth IYKWIM.
>> No. 417543 Anonymous
13th May 2018
Sunday 10:06 pm
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I don't know what you mean.
>> No. 417545 Anonymous
14th May 2018
Monday 11:33 am
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Your post seems to be implying that it has ever been anything else.
>> No. 417552 Anonymous
14th May 2018
Monday 9:35 pm
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if you know
>> No. 417576 Anonymous
15th May 2018
Tuesday 6:38 pm
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Dave'll love a trip to West Ham's ground too.

>> No. 417230 Anonymous
26th April 2018
Thursday 8:15 pm
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Alright, what's going on?

It can be quiet at times here, but never this quiet. Has everyone else been banned or something?
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>> No. 417231 Anonymous
26th April 2018
Thursday 8:19 pm
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The sun's out.
>> No. 417232 Anonymous
26th April 2018
Thursday 8:48 pm
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This. We all bugger off when it's nice outside.

Plus that one lad's been busy with his dissertation, and the other one is clearly in the middle of a psychotic break.
>> No. 417238 Anonymous
29th April 2018
Sunday 7:05 am
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> and the other one is clearly in the middle of a psychotic break.

That's me and I'm not even Westfield th govt is ruining my life lad.

I'm just waking up every day at 7am in front of my comuter, taking a cinderalla cocktail (2mg clonaz, 2mg alpraz, 10mg zolpidem and a bottle win.e

Up and ready to work at best 8pm.

High Divs and Fast Ties At Rutgers New Brunswick

>> No. 417186 Anonymous
23rd April 2018
Monday 11:38 am
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ARE KATE is in labour. Prepare for non-stop rolling coverage of the hospital door until the sprog has popped.

If it's a girl, I hope they call her Blue.
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>> No. 417215 Anonymous
24th April 2018
Tuesday 1:45 pm
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Hope that two year old's called "Alfie Evans" for his own fucking sake.
>> No. 417217 Anonymous
24th April 2018
Tuesday 4:50 pm
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>> No. 417229 Anonymous
26th April 2018
Thursday 7:56 pm
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Investigative reporting at The Mail has revealed that the Royal Family website has reserved a page for... Prince Albert.


They couldn't call him that, surely?
>> No. 417233 Anonymous
26th April 2018
Thursday 10:57 pm
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Or maybe another George?
>> No. 417234 Anonymous
26th April 2018
Thursday 11:01 pm
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Why wouldn't they name their son after a such a lovely thing as a genital piercing.

>> No. 417117 Anonymous
18th April 2018
Wednesday 9:44 pm
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>> No. 417132 Anonymous
20th April 2018
Friday 6:26 pm
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Stock, Aitken and Waterman completely changed the landscape in the late 80s. Their studio was called The Hit Factory and they meant it in the most literal sense. They used the latest technology to produce pop records with breathtaking efficiency. Mike Stock and Matt Aitken could write a song, sequence a backing track, record a vocal and have a mixdown on its way to the pressing plant in under three hours. In total, they sold over 500,000,000 records. I can't recommend Pete Waterman's autobiography I Wish I Was Me highly enough.

By 1993, everyone else had caught on to the process, the technology had fallen in price and SAW lost their competitive advantage. Hundreds of cheap little studios popped up in lock-ups and loft conversions, knocking out Hi-NRG dance tracks and dire novelty records. The market was absolutely flooded, but singles were selling in such quantities that it was reasonably profitable.


Everyone was at it. The vocal hook in Saturday Night was blatantly nicked.

To veer wildly back on topic, this interview popped up in my YouTube autoplay and absolutely broke my heart.

>> No. 417133 Anonymous
20th April 2018
Friday 7:57 pm
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>To veer wildly back on topic, this interview popped up in my YouTube autoplay and absolutely broke my heart.

Pretty much everything I've read in the press is strongly hinting that it was a suicide mission.
>> No. 417134 Anonymous
20th April 2018
Friday 10:43 pm
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>I feel better for him now, I don’t think he’d been in a good place for a long long time.

Bloody hell, this has hit me right in the guts.

>> No. 417139 Anonymous
20th April 2018
Friday 11:54 pm
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Electronic instruments in the 80s made it a doddle like never before.

All you needed was a Fairlight CMI or a Synclavier (both of which admittedly outlandlishly expensive at the time), or an assortment of lower-grade keyboards like the DX7 or EMU, and you could throw together a track in no time. In the old days, you had to pay studio musicians and be patient for them to play their section correctly enough times so you had something on tape to work with, but with the Fairlight, you could just program it and off you went.

Entire bands consisted of members who were just for show besides their lead singer who was doing all the actual work (or wasn't... think Milli Vanilli). For example, Frankie Goes To Hollywood had a decent singer with Holly Johnson, but all his other band mates were shit singers or instrument players on a good day. When they were signed to ZTT, everything you heard from that moment on FGTH records came out of Trevor Horn's gear (mainly Fairlight and Synclavier and a Linn drum machine), and pretty much everybody besides Holly Johnson was just paid to dance and make vaguely homoerotic hand and body gestures on stage. It was really just Trevor Horn and Holly Johnson, and they should have just called themselves "Horn & Johnson" (even would have kept some of the homoeroticism with a name like that).

I think we saw a similar disruptive innovation with tapeless digital home recording in the late 90s and early 2000s. While the first recording suites for off the shelf PCs or Macs could be pricey, nowadays, you have freeware software that pretty much comes with an abundance of functionality that enables you to click together songs that sound like they were made by a big-label producer. And crucially, even if you've never played a guitar or piano at all. And then you have ways of distributing your music via sites like soundcloud or even youtube that yet again cut the traditional music studios entirely out of the loop.
>> No. 417140 Anonymous
21st April 2018
Saturday 2:03 am
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>> No. 416745 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 5:38 pm
Today sees the publication of a load of disingenuous data which will be absorbed by a bunch of brainwashed people that simply don't have a clue and will believe any old crap to make a point.
It's been a huge waste of time and money to bring out these misleading results. I've just watched a Youtube video of a businesswoman who left school at 15 and was earning a 6 figure salary by the age of 22. She says that these results will cause more harm than good and that they are not based on variables and are misrepresentative. She said Ryanair and Easyjet will now have bad PR due to the huge gap. This is nothing to do with some kind of conspiracy against women, it's the fact that the majority of check in staff / cabin crew are female and pilots are male. Being a pilot is much more of a professional role so is paid much more. The small number of female pilots are paid the same as the men for these airlines. Women will look at a 72% pay gap and think it's not worth working for that company, which in reality they should be being more assertive and applying for pilot roles. The gender pay gap is a great leveller between people who can be brainwashed by inconclusive data and those who look at the facts.

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>> No. 416871 Anonymous
7th April 2018
Saturday 8:00 pm
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>Whereas women of a certain age see an ambitious 25-year-old woman wanting to make it to the top as a threat to everything that that older female executive has accomplished.

Unless that 20-something happens to be the daughter of said executive, in which case everyone else gets shat upon twice as much.
>> No. 416872 Anonymous
7th April 2018
Saturday 8:13 pm
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Ah, the old nepotism chestnut. Doesn't matter if they're male or female, nobody likes a nepotic type unless they can really cut the mustard and show to others they can do the job rather than my dad is the boss so shut up or you're sacked.
>> No. 416878 Anonymous
7th April 2018
Saturday 9:51 pm
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>my dad is the boss so shut up or you're sacked.

Sadly, this really happens. And again, from my own experience, women are that way more often than men.

At one of my old workplaces, I was working with the son of the company's boss and owner, a nice young lad who was in his late 20s and was going to take the wheel fully in about ten years' time when his old man would retire.

He was an all around pleasant chap to work with, he never even once made you feel like he was better than you because the company belonged to his dad. To him, that was just a lucky circumstance, but not something that he would rub in people's faces all the time. His attitude was always, yes, ok, I'm the boss's son, that's wonderful, but let's just get on with this now and not think one person is better than the other.

And then I worked for a small consultant firm with fifteen employees, where the owner was ushering in his daughter, who was 24 and just out of uni with degrees in business and philosophy. And she was just a complete spoiled brat. The type that Daddy probably never managed to say no to while she was growing up, and who always had to have everything her way. Her dad let her manage and co-manage a few projects, but nearly all of them turned into complete clusterfucks with her at the helm, and then she always ran to her dad and complained that we weren't pulling our weight or just wanted to make her look bad because she was the boss's daughter.

Working for that firm got to be a nuisance for various different reasons, but she had a great deal to do with it. So I eventually quit.
>> No. 417058 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 3:59 am
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I used to go into offices to do IT work. I saw a lot of offices.

The all-men ones had invariably turned into tense alpha male bullshit; lots of depressing one-upmanship and "banter". All-women tended to be even worse - spending the entire working day gossiping and bitching about other people. Neither group seemed particularly productive, and both were uncomfortable to be around, a bit of a minefield. By contrast the offices with 50/50 or thereabouts were typically a relaxed atmosphere and people seemed to actually be working. Also, I'd get a cup of tea. Civilised, like.

I've got no theories as to why all this was so universal, but it became surprisingly predictable.
>> No. 417115 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 11:51 pm
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All-male groups tend to push out members who aren't the blokey bloke type. And the more alpha males you have in a social group, the more will lads who just don't fit in that way be left out of the inner circle, and less dominant men, who are maybe also slightly socially challenged, will become the butt of jokes and be made to feel inferior.

All-women groups tend to fight and undermine each other even within their inner circle. Inner circles of all-male groups usually keep the peace once hiearchies are negotiated and established, and see each other as partners instead of mainly as rivals. But all-women groups will keep bitching maintain their battles for control and dominance even in their inner circles. Hierarchies aren't fixed and respected once they are negotiated, but can be subject to ongoing fierce rivalry between women.

I think one reason why mixed groups tend to perform better is that women are more prepared to include members who are on the lower end of the pecking order, while men are better at keeping things calm at the top and in the inner circle of a group.

>> No. 416712 Anonymous
4th April 2018
Wednesday 3:25 pm
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I sort of wanted to make a thread in /emo/ about loneliness in middle aged men, but whilst googling the subject I found this and it made me smile.

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>> No. 417103 Anonymous
16th April 2018
Monday 9:11 pm
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This story is hilarious, I almost posted it too. He reminds me of the Virgin Media porn guy.
>> No. 417105 Anonymous
16th April 2018
Monday 10:01 pm
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>Have you even read that fucking book? Or any book for that matter?

Reading is for old people I listened to the audio book. Ray Bradbury would be proud.
>> No. 417109 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 10:55 am
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I'm on antidepressants, and I blame them for losing my interest in sex altogether.

No 'moeness though.
>> No. 417110 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 5:03 pm
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Go on, take a cock up the bum.
>> No. 417111 Anonymous
17th April 2018
Tuesday 7:59 pm
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As I said, haven't felt any gayness coming on. If I had my normal sex drive back, I would very probably go after birds again.

>> No. 416896 Anonymous
8th April 2018
Sunday 7:13 pm
416896 A Night Out
I'm trying to understand what compels human beings to adopt almost Pavlovian approaches to a night out, which most of the time seems to fail to live up to expectations. Are we basically morons?
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>> No. 417044 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 6:06 pm
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>> No. 417045 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 6:07 pm
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"druggylad" hasn't posted since he mooted the idea of visiting gay clubs in London. GHB and Meth are a major part of the gay scene (or parts of it, party and play, a scene that is growing day by day helped by grindr etc).

If the coin hasn't dropped yet >>417038 is the mod who banned >>417037/. Don't take it personally like, he once banned me for comparing Star Wars to the Bible.
>> No. 417046 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 6:09 pm
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>If the coin hasn't dropped yet >>417038 is the mod who banned >>417037/.
Ah, no. You're quite mistaken.
>> No. 417047 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 6:44 pm
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>If the coin hasn't dropped yet

>> No. 417048 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 9:27 pm
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>he once banned me for comparing Star Wars to the Bible

You... unperson...

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