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>> No. 20228 Anonymous
17th September 2019
Tuesday 6:31 am
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Couple reveal they are hiding the gender of their 17-month-old baby to protect them from 'unconscious bias' and didn't even tell the child's grandparents for nearly a year

A couple are refusing to reveal the sex of their 17-month-old baby to their close family because they want to protect them from 'unconscious gender bias'.

Hobbit Humphrey, 38, and Jake England-Johns, 35, who live on a houseboat in Keynsham, near Bath, said they are currently dressing 17-month-old Anoush in both boys and girls clothes.

The married couple, both members of the Extinction Rebellion climate action group, are also asking friends and family to address the toddler using the gender-neutral pronouns, 'they' and 'them'. One of the child's grandparents said they only found out the baby's gender after 11 months, when changing a nappy.

Ms Humphrey and Mr England-Johns appeared on BBC One's Inside Out last night to explain their decision was the only way to stop people treating their child differently based on gender. They said the baby, whose name was changed to Charlie in the programme, will be allowed to decide at a later age on its gender and preferred pronoun.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7471323/Couple-reveal-hiding-gender-17-month-old-baby-childs-grandparents.html

This is like a Daily Mail wet dream. A couple of middle class Extinction Rebellion crusties with names like Hobbit living on a houseboat deciding to name their child Ankush and raise it gender neutral. It's borderline parody; if someone said this article had been created by a machine where you input a bunch of nonsensical buzzwords and it churns out something semi-coherent then I'd believe you.

Seriously, lads. Try to create a premise that plausibly crams as many Daily Mail boogeymen into it as this.
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>> No. 20292 Anonymous
18th September 2019
Wednesday 5:04 pm
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>>20290

>You make a hypothesis and test is against a control, a known quantity.
Where do you get that control from? Typically it's not against just an assumption of what's "normal".
>You can't just point at another culture and go "welp, works for them".
I can and did.
>> No. 20293 Anonymous
18th September 2019
Wednesday 5:13 pm
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All parents do is fuck their kids up, it doesn't really matter how.
>> No. 20294 Anonymous
18th September 2019
Wednesday 5:16 pm
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>>20292

>Where do you get that control from? Typically it's not against just an assumption of what's "normal".

That's right. While it's more difficult with human beings to control every variable, a control group in a sociological study is a group of subjects who are observed without the variable under investigation being influenced.

Consider a drug trial. Your control group isn't healthy "normal" people, it's a selection of people who are simply not on the drug (and then usually a second group taking a placebo).

>I can and did.

Probably why you're not a scientist isn't it then m8.

But then neither are most of the people who call themselves sociologists.
>> No. 20295 Anonymous
18th September 2019
Wednesday 5:24 pm
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>>20294
>Consider a drug trial. Your control group isn't healthy "normal" people, it's a selection of people who are simply not on the drug
Cool. So we can get a group of third-gender people from other cultures and see if they exhibit the same toxic gender related behaviours as some binary people from ours.

>Probably why you're not a scientist isn't it then m8.
Nor are you, clearly. You're arguing that trans people are predisposed to mental illness or self harm simply because they're trans and that this is universal. We have the historical and contemporary "control groups" of trans people in cultures that are accepting of them. In those cultures, they aren't predisposed to mental illness or self harm. Evidently, you're wrong. You're just refusing to accept the logical conclusion. As though the hypothesis that "people who are rejected by their society are unhappier than those who aren't" is controversial.
>> No. 20296 Anonymous
18th September 2019
Wednesday 5:26 pm
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>>20290
>The closest thing we have is the phenomenon of feral children growing up amongst packs of wolves and feral dogs in places like India, real life Mowglis basically.
To be honest I don't believe you're arguing in good faith here. Trans-supportive parents are basically akin to feral dogs? Is that honestly what you're suggesting? (Been reading Breitbart, have we?)

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>> No. 20195 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 1:25 pm
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This is just sounded so incredible I had to post it. According to this the NHS defines a 'never event' as mistakes "so serious they should never happen".

They happened 621 times in the past year.

I know the NHS is being failed, but fucking hell.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/nhs-never-events-patients-wrong-body-part-amputated_uk_5d7f50d5e4b03b5fc88656b6
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>> No. 20238 Anonymous
17th September 2019
Tuesday 11:59 am
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>>20226
> We have some sort of IT system for midwives called Badgernet.
Prolly a reference to an old joke about a pregnancy test.
>> No. 20242 Anonymous
17th September 2019
Tuesday 5:17 pm
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>>20226
BadgerNet is software named and written by a private sector company.
>> No. 20243 Anonymous
17th September 2019
Tuesday 7:58 pm
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>>20224
>The goal is that they never happen.
Unlike all those other, lesser mistakes that they are perfectly OK to let happen?
>> No. 20246 Anonymous
17th September 2019
Tuesday 8:18 pm
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>>20243
Let's hope they don't make a mistake while removing that stick from your arse, eh lad?
>> No. 20248 Anonymous
17th September 2019
Tuesday 8:39 pm
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>>20243

How do you still not understand this?

Have you not ever had a job with a company big enough to have HR and safety reporting?

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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. 20187 Anonymous
15th September 2019
Sunday 12:32 pm
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>>20184

What is weirder is that the Stoke Sentinal wrote about it. I think this honestly tops the list of pointless local news stories.
>> No. 20193 Anonymous
15th September 2019
Sunday 9:31 pm
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>>20186

No, clickbait is usually more along the lines of "Pensioner makes THIS mistake while shopping at ASDA".

Together with a poorly chosen stock photo that is only marginally connected to the pretend news story that awaits you if you click on it.
>> No. 20240 Anonymous
17th September 2019
Tuesday 4:50 pm
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Do you have any advice for buying wholesale? A few places I looked into expected a VAT number and company address etc.
>> No. 20241 Anonymous
17th September 2019
Tuesday 5:13 pm
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>>20240
Cash & Carry? eBay?
>> No. 20244 Anonymous
17th September 2019
Tuesday 8:11 pm
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>>20240

Costco if you meet the requirements, JTF if you don't.

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>> No. 20099 Anonymous
11th September 2019
Wednesday 2:18 pm
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Fireman Sam axed by fire chiefs for being 'outdated' and not 'inclusive' enough

Fire chiefs have axed much-loved children’s TV character Fireman Sam for being “outdated” and not “inclusive” enough.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service dropped the 32-year-old character, who is white and male, from promotional material after residents complained he “doesn’t reflect the fire service today.” Fireman Sam will be replaced by three new characters created in-house: fire extinguisher shaped Freddy, Filbert and Penelope.

Les Britzman, the service's Chief Fire Officer, told Good Morning Britain he was trying to increase female recruitment to the service.


https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/fireman-sam-axed-by-fire-chiefs-for-not-being-inclusive-enough-a4233761.html

I don't give a fuck about 'PC gawn mad' or the hypocrisy of replacing one white male fireman mascot with another. I just want to draw your attention to the fact that the new mascot is PURE FUCKING NIGHTMARE FUEL.
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>> No. 20218 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 10:55 pm
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>>20216

I've heard some bizarre anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in my time, but the idea that the Jews have been plotting to replace a cartoon Welsh carpet-bagger with a boggle-eyed fire extinguisher takes the cake.
>> No. 20219 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 11:00 pm
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Next time don't wait a whole day for me to bait the motherfucker out.
>> No. 20221 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 11:16 pm
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>>20218

It's almost as if that was the point.

>>20219

Well, sorry, but you got the wrong guy. Don't pat yourself on the back so soon.

I fully expected a ban for a post like that, but steady on modlads. Can't you tell blatant facetiousness any more?
>> No. 20222 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 11:45 pm
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>>20221
1) A "permanent" ban is the easiest thing to click thanks to the mod UI, I asked about changing this a few times over the years but nothing came of it.
2) You got around it in minutes so who cares?
>> No. 20225 Anonymous
17th September 2019
Tuesday 12:54 am
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>>20222

>A "permanent" ban is the easiest thing to click thanks to the mod UI

That feels intentional.

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>> No. 19550 Anonymous
21st June 2019
Friday 6:23 am
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Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back

President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions.

As late as 7 p.m., military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, after intense discussions and debate at the White House among the president’s top national security officials and congressional leaders, according to multiple senior administration officials involved in or briefed on the deliberations.

Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries. The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said. Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles had been fired when word came to stand down, the official said.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/world/middleeast/iran-us-drone.html
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>> No. 20131 Anonymous
12th September 2019
Thursday 12:24 am
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>>20128
They weren't allowed.

https://en.radiofarda.com/a/why-iran-supertanker-took-a-much-longer-route-to-reach-syria-/30038586.html
>> No. 20194 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 12:20 pm
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The US are blaming Iran for the attacks on the Saudi oil fields. Here we go again.
>> No. 20202 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 5:55 pm
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>>20194
Ha. Just waiting for the folks responsible for 9/11 to tell us who to bomb. The world's weird.
>> No. 20203 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 6:32 pm
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>>20194
>waiting on the Kingdom as to... what terms we would procede
He just copped to letting the House of fucking Saud set his military and diplomatic stance, incredible.
>> No. 20207 Anonymous
16th September 2019
Monday 8:06 pm
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>>20203
It's just good customer service.

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>> No. 19143 Anonymous
29th April 2019
Monday 10:14 pm
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Rape victims among those to be asked to hand phones to police

Victims of crimes, including those alleging rape, are to be asked to hand their phones over to police - or risk prosecutions not going ahead.

Consent forms asking for permission to access information including emails, messages and photographs have been rolled out in England and Wales. It comes after a number of rape and serious sexual assault cases collapsed when crucial evidence emerged.

Victim Support said the move could stop victims coming forward. But police and prosecutors say the forms can plug a gap in the law which says complainants and witnesses cannot be forced to disclose relevant content from phones, laptops, tablets or smart watches.

Director of Public Prosecutions Max Hill said such digital information would only be looked at where it forms a "reasonable" line of inquiry, with material going before a court only if it meets stringent rules.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48086244

This seems like a worrying turn of events and the unintended consequence of the political pressure to increase the number of rape convictions spearheaded by Alison Saunders.
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>> No. 20173 Anonymous
13th September 2019
Friday 5:28 pm
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>>20172
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1968/60/contents
>> No. 20174 Anonymous
13th September 2019
Friday 5:45 pm
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>>20166

So if a bird sodomises someone with a strap-on, it's not rape? If a bloke bum fucks you, it's not rape?

Blimey, you learn something new every day. I think we need a hashtag to sort this injustice out.
>> No. 20175 Anonymous
13th September 2019
Friday 5:48 pm
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>>20174
Reading comprehension not your strong point, is it?
>> No. 20176 Anonymous
13th September 2019
Friday 5:53 pm
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>>20174

>Blimey, you learn something new every day


With the exception of the lads who make all those bold claims in the first place.
>> No. 20177 Anonymous
13th September 2019
Friday 11:32 pm
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>>20175

It should be noted that my post was intended to express shock and surprise, not disagreement or smart-arsery.

>>20176

Not sure what claims you're on about.

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>> No. 19039 Anonymous
15th April 2019
Monday 10:15 pm
19039 Notre Dame cathedral ablaze
Very sad news. It's home to many priceless artefacts and artworks, including woodwork that dates to the 13th century. It's believed to have started due to the current construction work.

If there's one small, silver lining, it's that we'll probably take extra precautions when renovating the House of Commons.
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>> No. 19090 Anonymous
21st April 2019
Sunday 11:47 am
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>>19081

This plays into US politics they have a hard on for the preservation and promotion of Christian culture and values above and beyond the normal historical value that this gives them a chance to exercise. It is an easy win for him.
>> No. 19091 Anonymous
21st April 2019
Sunday 11:50 am
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>>19090
I think otherlad meant Macron rather than Trump when he said President Frog.
>> No. 19092 Anonymous
21st April 2019
Sunday 12:23 pm
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>>19091

Ah the president OF the frogs, not the president of the frog meme. Gotcha
>> No. 19093 Anonymous
21st April 2019
Sunday 12:52 pm
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>>19092
You might want to think about taking the night off.
>> No. 20084 Anonymous
31st August 2019
Saturday 12:21 pm
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I assume this is the same shop. It's nice how they've allowed a greater deal of light and focus onto the remaining Notre Dame. The plain white seems a little too much though - perhaps theywanted not to detract from the Cathedral but it just looks out of place.

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>> No. 19943 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 3:05 pm
19943 https://news.yahoo.com/jeffrey-epstein-found-dead-jail-132552127.html
How is it possible to hang yourself while on suicide watch? Are we being told the full story?
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>> No. 20055 Anonymous
20th August 2019
Tuesday 5:27 pm
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>>20025
It wasn't the Kindle edition she was pictured reading.

Obvious fake is fake.
>> No. 20071 Anonymous
21st August 2019
Wednesday 7:17 pm
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>>20053

Twelve year olds, lad.
>> No. 20072 Anonymous
24th August 2019
Saturday 9:36 pm
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>> No. 20073 Anonymous
24th August 2019
Saturday 10:07 pm
20073 I actually hate this cunt.
>>20072
Could you fuck off with this cropped-screenshot-bollocks, if you want to have a conversation about Epstein fucking start one, you thick shit. Don't just post random snippets of shite like this was your typo-strewn Facebook feed, you massive, useless, dickhead.

No one sucks the life out of conspiracy theories like fucking conspiracy theorists.
>> No. 20074 Anonymous
24th August 2019
Saturday 11:03 pm
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>>20073

>No one sucks the life out of conspiracy theories like fucking conspiracy theorists.

That's what THEY want you to think.

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>> No. 13168 Anonymous
12th August 2017
Saturday 8:38 pm
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Violent clashes have erupted between white nationalists attending a far-right march and counter-protesters in the US state of Virginia.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40912509


Americans.
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>> No. 20066 Anonymous
20th August 2019
Tuesday 11:20 pm
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>>20064

>I remember a few years ago seeing a person just walking around a bar offering a low quality free shot to anyone who gave them their email address as a promotion, and people just fill that shit in without thinking, coz free shot!


Back in the old days when cigarette marketing wasn't quite the leper of the advertising world yet that it is now, I remember I was at a bar with a few mates one night and two lasses in Lucky Strike branded outfits came in and offered each of us a free ten pack (do those still exist? ) of Lucky Strikes if we agreed to give them our address details, it was something about the possibility of winning big prizes or something. Naturally all of us did, none of us won any prizes, but I distinctly remember an increase in spam mail (the paper kind) in the following weeks. I wasn't normally that free about givin away my address, so the bastards must have sold it to spammers. And probably got more for my data than it cost them to produce a ten pack of Lucky Strikes.
>> No. 20067 Anonymous
20th August 2019
Tuesday 11:21 pm
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>>20064
> I remember a few years ago seeing a person just walking around a bar offering a low quality free shot to anyone who gave them their email address as a promotion, and people just fill that shit in without thinking, coz free shot!

What if they were giving him fake email addresses?
>> No. 20068 Anonymous
21st August 2019
Wednesday 2:37 am
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>>20064

Back in the day, whenever you went to any sort of political meeting or rally, there was always someone enthusiastically collecting signatures for some or other petition. Romanian orphans, Nicaraguan political prisoners, animal cruelty in Spain, you name it, there was always something new to petition against.

You can see where this is going. It turned out that most of those enthusiastic young men were undercover rozzers of some description; those petitions were basically their way of taking the register.
>> No. 20069 Anonymous
21st August 2019
Wednesday 1:50 pm
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>>20056
The most devilish thing about the current generation of mass surveillance is that the intrusion is pretty intangible until it's too late.
It's hard to justify the need for protection when the harm isn't being felt.
>> No. 20070 Anonymous
21st August 2019
Wednesday 2:47 pm
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>>20067
>What if they were giving him fake email addresses?

Her, you always send a disarming naive looking girl to do your most devious work.

>fake email addresses?

I assume some of them were. But enough of them probably weren't to be worth their time. It think there was also some token competition that they wanted to contact people to let them know they won which is enough for people to give away their details.

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>> No. 19666 Anonymous
14th July 2019
Sunday 10:33 am
19666 "Recession Soon"
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/13/urgent-planning-needed-to-combat-looming-downturn

Here's Mark Carney talking about the likelihood of another recession, I make this thread because a couple of weeks ago I posted "recession soon" in another thread, but frankly that wasn't definitive enough. This thread is my declaration that the world's going to belly flop into economic oblivion very shortly, I'm sure of it.
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>> No. 19682 Anonymous
15th July 2019
Monday 1:01 am
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How do I skip this shit bit and get back on in the post-scarcity era?
>> No. 19683 Anonymous
15th July 2019
Monday 2:39 am
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>>19682
I think the devs made this cutscene unskippable.
>> No. 19685 Anonymous
15th July 2019
Monday 10:45 am
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>>19683
Time to uninstall.
>> No. 19934 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 5:40 pm
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Told you.
>> No. 19935 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 5:59 pm
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>>19680
>doomsday

The world's richest countries temporarily defied their trend of always growing increasingly richer? That's your idea of doomsday?

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>> No. 19851 Anonymous
4th August 2019
Sunday 12:57 pm
19851 Flyboarding Frenchman crosses English Channel
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49225001


Mr Zapata, 40, took off from Sangatte, near Calais, at 06:17 GMT on Sunday and landed in St Margaret's Bay in Dover.

The invention, powered by a kerosene-filled backpack, made the 22-mile (35.4-km) journey in 22 minutes.

Mr Zapata, a former jet-ski champion, had failed in his first attempt to cross the Channel on 25 July after complications with refuelling.

"We made a machine three years ago... and now we've crossed the Channel, it's crazy," he told reporters, before breaking into tears.

"Whether this is a historic event or not, I'm not the one to decide that, time will tell," he added.
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>> No. 19895 Anonymous
5th August 2019
Monday 12:23 pm
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>>19893

One litre is always defined as 1000 cc, regardless of units of weight measurement. Water having a density of approximately 1 is just a coincidence.

Also, it's more a rule of thumb that water's density is 1. It's accurate enough for most calculations by and large, but the real figure for water at standard atmospheric conditions is closer to around 0.997 g/cc. And the litre as a unit of volume was not derived from the volume of 1 kg of water, but from the metre's definition of being the precise distance that a beam of light travels in a vacuum in 1/299 792 458 of a second (originally it was assumed to be one ten-millionth the distance from the Equator to the North Pole).

It gets slightly more complicated when you also factor in that water's density on Earth is only what it is because of the specific mix of protium and deuterium hydrogen atoms contained in it. It might be different on other planets where the protium-deuterium relation in the local water is different. Deuterium-enriched water here on Earth is known as heavy water, with a density of around 1.107 g/cc, and it's what is used in some reactor designs of nuclear power stations.
>> No. 19923 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 1:33 am
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>>19895 Isn't water literally the basis for the metric system? It's not coincidence at all.
>> No. 19926 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 2:07 am
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>>19895
>Water having a density of approximately 1 is just a coincidence.
No, it was by definition. The small difference is a combination of better control of standard conditions and the drift in the IPK.
>> No. 19929 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 3:08 am
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>>19926

The original definition was based on the volume of a kilogram of water, but the current definition is fixed at 1000 cm^3 and has no relation to water.
>> No. 19930 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 3:11 am
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>>19929
Yes. You see that "was" in the past tense, right? You know what that means, yeah?

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>> No. 19830 Anonymous
3rd August 2019
Saturday 7:48 pm
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Spanish scientists create human-monkey chimera in China

Researchers led by Spanish scientist Juan Carlos Izpisúa have created for the first time a human-monkey hybrid in a laboratory in China – an important step towards using animals for human organ transplants, project collaborator Estrella Núñez confirmed to EL PAÍS.

The team, made up of members of the Salk Institute in the United States and the Murcia Catholic University (UCAM) in Spain, genetically modified monkey embryos to deactivate genes that are essential to the formation of organs. The scientists then injected human stem cells, which are capable of creating any type of tissue, into the embryo. The product of this work is a monkey with human cells that has not been born, because researchers stopped the process. The experiment took place in China to avoid legal issues


https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/07/31/inenglish/1564561365_256842.html

I, for one, welcome our monkey-human overlords.
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>> No. 19833 Anonymous
3rd August 2019
Saturday 10:48 pm
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Well I'll be a monkey's uncle.
>> No. 19834 Anonymous
3rd August 2019
Saturday 11:00 pm
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>The problem with them is that they're on record.
No, they're not. Public announcements of death sentences and executions are the exception rather than the norm. The exact numbers are considered to be state secrets. Throw in tight controls on information, and the fact that the executions themselves are carried out behind closed doors, and it would be easy to force someone into medical experimentation without anyone knowing. As far as family or fellow inmates are concerned, they were taken away and executed, and their remains disposed of.
>> No. 19835 Anonymous
3rd August 2019
Saturday 11:31 pm
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>>19834

China is the only developed country on earth with no waiting list for organ transplants.
>> No. 19836 Anonymous
4th August 2019
Sunday 12:02 am
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>>19831
The ones in China aren't been kept alive long enough to grow organs. In Japan they're going to try and grow mice-human organs.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02275-3
>> No. 19837 Anonymous
4th August 2019
Sunday 12:06 am
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Golly, I suppose those folks in Old Cathay are just so civic minded they don't mind handing them over once they're gone.

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>> No. 19750 Anonymous
27th July 2019
Saturday 2:09 pm
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What's all this about Hong Kong then? I've started seeing ads asking me to pressure my MP and defend the joint-declaration.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/24/hong-kong-activists-target-uk-government-with-ad-campaign

I assume you lads will have an opinion as blocking as the roads and discouraging air-travel will no doubt reduce carbon emissions.
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>> No. 19765 Anonymous
28th July 2019
Sunday 6:35 pm
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>>19764
Tut, lazy sod.
>> No. 19818 Anonymous
1st August 2019
Thursday 1:08 am
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>>19761
The best way to get banned from r/communism is to ask them why the gay rights movement flourished in capitalist countries instead of communist countries.
>> No. 19820 Anonymous
1st August 2019
Thursday 9:38 am
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>>19818
I'm guessing it has something to do with the apparatus of communism having little motivation to be progressive so it will generally be quite conservative in practice whereas capitalism co-opts any sort of social movement that it can use to sell things.
>> No. 19821 Anonymous
1st August 2019
Thursday 10:37 am
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>>19820
>capitalism co-opts any sort of social movement that it can use to sell things
Took the words out of my mouth.
>> No. 19822 Anonymous
1st August 2019
Thursday 10:56 am
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>>19821

There was a new current in advertising about ten or fifteen years ago where pretty mainstream British companies ran ads specifically directed towards the GLBTQ community for their products, which were then placed in gay and lesbian lifestyle magazines. The move was widely welcomed, but we should have no illusions about companies' progressiveness. They spotted an opportunity to gain the appreciation of a particular subset of their target audience, and they went for it.

Similarly, nowadays when companies recruit staff and it says in the ad "m/f/d", it doesn't necessarily mean that that company is falling over itself welcoming gender diversity, just that the newest fad in staff recruiting is to present yourself as a gender diverse business because it's kind of the thing to do and pay lip service to in order to attract millennials. Until the day I see a lad in a dress as a clerk in my local NatWest branch, I don't buy the sincerity of it one bit.

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>> No. 19693 Anonymous
17th July 2019
Wednesday 12:36 pm
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Govia Thameslink fined £1m over Gatwick Express window death

A rail firm has been fined £1m after a man died leaning out of a train window. Simon Brown, 24, was killed when he hit his head on a steel gantry on the side of the track while on the Gatwick Express in London in August 2016.

In May, Govia Thameslink Railway admitted a health and safety breach because a sign saying not to lean out was not displayed clearly enough.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49016151

I can see why the rest of Europe takes the piss out of us for having signs everywhere infantilising us. Fined because someone is stupid enough to stick their head out of a train window, fuck me.
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>> No. 19731 Anonymous
19th July 2019
Friday 4:04 pm
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>>19693
Hey, that train, I get that train all the time.
>> No. 19732 Anonymous
19th July 2019
Friday 4:34 pm
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>>19731
That train gets you, too. Really gets you.
>> No. 19733 Anonymous
19th July 2019
Friday 5:00 pm
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>>19732
No one gets me that's why I'm like this.
>> No. 19734 Anonymous
19th July 2019
Friday 5:16 pm
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>>19733
Sounds like you've gone off the rails.
>> No. 19735 Anonymous
19th July 2019
Friday 5:31 pm
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>>19732
Just get a siding already.

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