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>> No. 20473 Anonymous
8th March 2016
Tuesday 8:00 pm
/v/20473 Star Trek
If anyone's interested, Voyager and TNG are continually playing at http://vaughnlive.tv/downlorrd .

Also general Star Trek thread, what do you think of the new movies? What setting would you want a new series to be in?
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>> No. 23024 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 1:44 pm
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>>23022

Partner wants to wear vulcan ears, I'm not too fussed.

I mainly want to try and ask him about/demand his next spoken word album.
>> No. 23025 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 1:51 pm
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>>23024

>Partner wants to wear vulcan ears

Is this the one that wears cat ears to work?
>> No. 23026 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 3:49 pm
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Star Trek: Picard left a bad taste in my mouth so I decided to start rewatching Enterprise. I'm certain it would've lasted for more than four seasons if they stuck with a more traditional orchestral opening theme instead of the soft rock they went for.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtWT-H3XQGI
>> No. 23028 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 3:56 pm
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>>23025

Nah, she refuses to wear them outside the bedroom. Same with the pigtails.

>>23026

Fuck me. I mean, it's not amazing but it's infinitely superior.

So presumably if you can timestamp the intro sequence for each episode, and knew what you were doing, you could replace the current intro with this one?
>> No. 23029 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 5:23 pm
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>>23028
>So presumably if you can timestamp the intro sequence for each episode, and knew what you were doing, you could replace the current intro with this one?

You could do it with the Matroska Container's segment linking feature, but I remember it being a lot of work.

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

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

Everyone gets down from time to time, let's put some Sisters of Mercy on and wallow together for a while.
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>> No. 29330 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 11:28 pm
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>>29328
Here https://discord.gg/xNGVcm if you can log in and confirm your identity I'll make you admin and pin the server to the top of /emo/.
>> No. 29331 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:49 pm
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Everyone around me in 3/4 of my social groups is talking openly and frequently about sex and relationships, my housemate brought his lass to stay, the requisite asking from aunts and uncles at a recent family gathering about why I hadn't got a girlfriend yet - it's all REALLY grinding me down. I feel like utter fucking shit and it's everywhere I turn. Fine, I think, I'll get on Tinder. It shows me all people so unimaginably far out of my league, it's like it's taunting me.

I can't blame the people around me, and just because of how I feel about it shouldn't stop them talking about it, but it's so, so exhausting being reminded of it. Are there places that still do lobotomies?
>> No. 29332 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 2:06 pm
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>>29331
Don't join Tinder when Slimming World exists.
>> No. 29333 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 2:58 pm
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>>29331

Don't join slimming world, don't do anything. It sounds like the only reason you want a relationship is out of some sort of social pressure, and that seems like a terrible justifications. I think learning to not care about what those people think would be a better solution.

It sounds like all you want is a partner any partner like you don't even care what they are like and that to me rings an alarm bell.
>> No. 29334 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 3:10 pm
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I agree with this lad.

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>> No. 21041 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:58 pm
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Lads are you worried about the coronavirus?

I've purposely not read up about it. Mainly because the SARS, Swine Flu, Bird Flu and Ebola threat was over-hyped by the media. Prediction wise, I think after several months it will be contained and everyone will eventually forget about it.

What do you think?
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>> No. 21091 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 12:06 pm
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>I find this act distasteful therefore it must have caused the plague

Has anyone suggested why it might be bats or are we just doing the modern day equivalent of blaming the gays for earthquakes?
>> No. 21093 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 12:24 pm
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>>21091
Coronaviruses jump from animals to people. It's almost certainly something they've eaten, so flying rats is one of the main suspects at the moment.
>> No. 21094 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 12:56 pm
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Yes. Do you remembers MERS? As >>21093 said, it jumps from animals to people. SARS also came from bats. Bats (as well as birds) are a reservoir species for viruses of this ilk. I don't think it's confirmed yet, but it's incredibly likely and with good reason.
>> No. 21095 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:16 pm
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>>21089

Having a resistance to diseases is the most obvious evolutionary trait there is. Not dying when everyone else around you is tends to mean your genes pass on and theirs don't. It is the only instance I can think where a gene would become entirely dominant in a species within a generation. It does of course require diseases to take their natural course and kill millions of people so it isn't really a relevant mechanism in 21st century society.
>> No. 21096 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:34 pm
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>>21091

>>I find this act distasteful

As far as something can be objectively distaseful I believe this might literally be it, it's covered in fur and skin and looks like it was boiled. I'm not really sure it was meant to be eaten, and if it was well god help anyone with a palate like that. Probably just included for mystical medicinal powers or some bullshit.

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>> No. 51150 Anonymous
8th October 2013
Tuesday 9:23 pm
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Young adults in England have scored among the lowest results in the industrialised world in international literacy and numeracy tests.

A major study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows how England's 16 to 24-year-olds are falling behind their Asian and European counterparts. England is 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy out of 24 countries.

Unlike other developed countries, the study also showed that young people in England are no better at these tests than older people, in the 55 to 65 age range. When this is weighted with other factors, such as the socio-economic background of people taking the test, it shows that England is the only country in the survey where results are going backwards - with the older cohort better than the younger.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24433320

Cue lots of finger pointing and nothing changing.
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>> No. 88958 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 9:08 am
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Top universities ‘not being chosen by low-income students’

Poorer students with good A-level grades are significantly more likely to opt for less prestigious universities than those with similar results from more advantaged backgrounds.

This is the standout finding from major research that throws into question how effective higher education is in equalising opportunities.

Successive governments have spent heavily to encourage disadvantaged students to go to university. The Office for Students in England recently set ambitious targets for wider access. But a team at the UCL Institute of Education say their research, published by the Centre for Economic Performance, throws into question whether simply getting poor students into university is enough.


https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jan/26/poorer-students-opt-less-prestigious-universities

Not at all surprising, given that research has found many state school teachers have misconceptions about Oxbridge and don't encourage their brightest students to apply there.
>> No. 88959 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 9:51 am
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I probably I know but won't admit am not smart enough to have done the whole Oxbridge thing but as a state school kid who smashed straight As and A*s at GCSE with no tutoring or anything like that and then was predicted to smash As at A-level nobody even said to me 'consider oxbridge'.

I basically thought if I was good enough they'd have told me, so I didn't bother. Not that it changed much but the biggest shock now I'm in the working world mixing with all these people is not how private school kids are smarter than state school kids, other than knowing more obscure antiquities references I find they're not, it's how much more confidence and self belief they have in themselves. They might be the least qualified person in the room on a topic but they'll talk like they have a god given right to be there.

This isn't a criticism either, how do we get state schools to instill this sort of belief?
>> No. 88960 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 9:51 am
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Noticing as I hit submit I've added an extra 'l' onto instil so Oxford were right not to consider me all along.
>> No. 88961 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 12:38 pm
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I was selected for the Young, Gifted & Talented programme, which meant trips to the local university, events with kids from other schools in the area and starting AS Maths when I was in Year 10. The importance of going to university was regularly drummed home but I can't remember a single conversation about the importance of what you study and where; I reckon sitting down with someone for half an hour to actually go through that would have been far more useful than the actual programme itself.

Not once can I remember a teacher or anyone else talking to me in a meaningful was about university. I'm doing fairly alright for myself, but nobody I know went to a 'prestigious' university and most are stuck in dead-end jobs over 10 years since graduating.

I wouldn't be surprised if the children of my peer group end up going to top universities seeing as their parents experienced the pitfalls of the system and should now know how to navigate it.
>> No. 88962 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:32 pm
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At least yours did something, they basically just told us several times that we were in the group and told us not to let our grades job.

In hindsight I did think there was probably meant to be a lot more they slacked on.

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>> No. 64826 Moralfag
26th January 2020
Sunday 11:47 am
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I wish I could be there when someone explains to Emma what "2 boys 1 cup" is a reference to.

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>> No. 27339 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 6:17 pm
/g/27339 Screen Capturing
I need some good free screen-capturing software for windows which records audio too. In need of a quick response.

I'm using Windows 7 if that makes any difference.
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>> No. 27362 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:31 am
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>>27361
It's really, really not.
>> No. 27363 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:56 am
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>>27362

Yes it is. It just comes back after every update.

There's many different ways to automate the process though.
>> No. 27364 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 10:10 pm
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Okay now I'm on Win 10. How do I get rid of all the spyware?
>> No. 27365 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 11:31 pm
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It's disabled my headphones somehow.
>> No. 27366 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 11:40 am
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>>27364
I use ShutUp10, it's got quite fine-grained control over various privacy-related settings, but it needs to be run after each update. There's probably an auto-updating solution.

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>> No. 25338 Anonymous
2nd June 2017
Friday 10:09 pm
/101/25338 Terrible product/marketing photos
Nothing can so easily send me into apoplectic rage and simultaneous fits of laughter as non-nonsensical photographs in advertising and marketing. I couldn't decide where this thread belongs best as it's both irritating and entertaining at the same time.

Lidl has some brilliant examples, for instance this picture of a woman who is clearly off her tits on some research chems and is seeing hallucinations of vegetables flying around her head.
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>> No. 29459 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 2:59 pm
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>>29457

My ex still calls emergency vehicles "nee naws" as in, oh, pull over, here come the nee naws.

It was sort of funny but mostly very odd.
>> No. 29460 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 4:13 pm
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>>29458

I was just thinking their cultural literacy must be as impressive as whoever thought [word redacted because I just got banned for an hour for posting it] was a good name for Woolworths kids beds. It's not like when you used to see accidentally goatse-looking logos and think oh well, the designer's just oblivious to memes. That was a bit enviable.
>> No. 29461 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 4:23 pm
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>>29460

Maybe someone at Cummings just thought it was finally time to address the company name with a little nod.
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24th January 2020
Friday 6:47 pm
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>> No. 29469 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 11:33 am
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I used to read a trade mag called Computing. They had a long-running gag about "black women with routers". And it was true, almost without fail every advert for a router used to have a very happy-looking black woman holding it.

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>> No. 433819 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 1:15 pm
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New weekend thread: Flashman edition.

Right, lads. Now that we can post again what are you up to?
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>> No. 433956 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:12 am
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>>433953

We don't understand the causality, but we have some data to suggest that who take dietary supplements have a higher risk of premature death. For people who don't have a diagnosed nutritional deficiency, vitamin supplements are probably useless at best.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternaldrugs/fullarticle/1105975
>> No. 433957 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:16 am
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>>433951

Likewise, you can get most of your iron requirements by using cast iron pans.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1365-277X.2003.00447.x
>> No. 433958 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 3:07 am
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>>433955

Which one? I mean there have been at least four people who've talked about using crack on here before. At least.
>> No. 433959 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 8:14 am
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>>433958

The most recent one, probably. I think he made three posts that sort of went like this:

>lads, should I try crack?
>fuck you all I'm trying it anyway
>was pretty good. Off out to get some more

So we can extrapolate from that, probably.

I've probably not posted it here but I tried crack. Made it at home from about 2g of decent coke. It was good, had some excellent sex on it, but ultimately I realised that despite the superior high, regular powder was just a lot more portable and fit into my life a lot better, as it's a lot easier to knock a line out at work than smoke a rock. I also found the process of racking up a line a lot more pleasing than smoking a rock.

That's something not many druggies talk about, the ritual of preparing your high. It can be intoxicating on its own, much like a religious ritual bringing about certain feelings. I think I'd probably just get a head rush from rolling up a note.
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26th January 2020
Sunday 8:25 am
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>> No. 21026 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 12:47 pm
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Outrage after Chinese theme park forces pig to bungee jump

A Chinese theme park has triggered a wave of outrage on social media after it forced a pig to bungee jump off a 68-metre high tower.

Video footage shows the pig tied to a pole, carried by two men to the top of a tower before being pushed off. The theme park located in Chongqing said the stunt was held to mark the opening of the new bungee attraction.

Local media outlets said the pig was sent to a slaughterhouse afterwards.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51171495

Are the Chinese actually evil? The evidence seems to suggest so.
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>> No. 21079 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 9:59 pm
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"Allegedly" coppers are given targets for arresting a certain number of people to arrest per week, which is the big driving force behind S5 arrests. As well as the simple fact that it's an easy way for an officer to get themselves off the streets in the first 10 minutes of their shift and back to the station to fill out paperwork for the rest of the night.
>> No. 21080 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 10:03 pm
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I don't get the impression that most coppers are particularly enamoured of doing paperwork. Ask any of them that has had the privilege of completing a "force activity survey".
>> No. 21081 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 10:03 pm
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>>21079

>"Allegedly" coppers are given targets for arresting a certain number of people to arrest per week

I've never bought that one, it doesn't seem to make much sense, since arresting loads of people is expensive.
>> No. 21082 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:22 am
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>>21080

Every copper I've spoken to says that being stuck at a custody suite is the least favourite part of their job. Beat coppers have no lack of ways to skive off, most of which are far more interesting than babysitting an arsehole and filling out forms.
>> No. 21083 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 5:33 am
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>>21081

The targets were brought in under Labour and scrapped under Cameron but the senior police officers loyal to Labour kept them in place anyway. I'm a Labout voter.

To clear up the issue of legality the police can do what they want internally unless instructed to the contrary. If targets are X then under labour they were instructed to have X, under Cameron they were instructed they no longer need to have X but they decided to keep it under a different name anyway.

This was big years ago, I don't know if the senior management of the popo was purged by May or Johnson and they've fixed the targets issue but I haven't heard of the targets being scrapped so I assume they're still there.

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>> No. 28571 Anonymous
17th May 2019
Friday 1:05 am
/101/28571 Minor Rants and Piss-Offs, Mark VIII
It appears largethreadmodlad has also locked the previous iteration of this thread; Mark VIII it is, then.

I take perfect care of my nails. I don't bite them, I cut in the standard flat formation every 3-5 days, and scrub under them in the shower. So why the actual fuck are my cuticles bleeding? Putting the plaster over to catch the blood means I can't play my bass properly, and that pisses me off.
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>> No. 29463 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 5:30 am
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>A two Michelin-starred chef who has been in the UK for 23 years says he now feels “unwelcome” after his application to remain in the country after Brexit was refused. French-born Claude Bosi, 47, who runs Bibendum restaurant in London, said the system was “inhuman” and made him feel like leaving the country.

>He received a letter from the Home Office saying his application was refused after mistakenly seeking permanent residency and not the special route open to EU citizens only – the EU settlement scheme.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/24/renowned-chef-refused-residency-after-living-in-uk-for-23-years

It's been almost four years and the Graun's continual stream of "person denied residency after not filling in the application forms correctly" articles is really wearing thin.
>> No. 29465 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 12:26 pm
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>>29463

Even still, why was he refused permanent residency? As I understand it you qualify for that after 5 years.

Immigration stories make me angry and bitter about the really fit Yank bird I was destined to be with as a teenlad, but had to let go because the feasibility of us ever making it through the hoops of either country's immigration laws seemed too remote. The world really is a cold uncaring place and sometimes you just have to accept that you get the shit end of the stick.
>> No. 29466 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 12:46 pm
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The Home Office said he didn't actually supply the evidence to prove he met the criteria. I think I read somewhere that his work means he's spent a fair bit of time out of the country.
>> No. 29467 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 10:08 pm
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>>29465
He didn't supply his 5 year history of P5s.

Home office bureaucracy is a complete farce though.
This guy went there in person, he discussed his application with staff, paid fees, waited a very long time, and then got told his application wasn't good enough.
And what's more for a simple omission that should be able to be solved quickly, the application is scrapped entirely and you have to start over again from the very beginning.
There's similar stories from people who employ specialist lawyers to assist with applications to the home office and still get caught out.
>> No. 29468 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:19 am
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>>29467

>Home office bureaucracy is a complete farce though.

It's a legacy of Theresa May's "hostile environment" policy. The Home Office developed a culture of trying to catch people out, because they were under pressure to reduce net migration despite a lack of policy changes that actually reduced the number of people who would be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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>> No. 431786 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 8:03 am
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New midweek thread: Let's enter Robot Wars edition.
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>> No. 433929 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 10:14 pm
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I've just seen an actual goth outside. An actual goth. Leather trench coat down to his boots and everything. Can't remember the last time I saw a goth before this.
>> No. 433931 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 10:27 pm
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I saw at least three at the William Blake exhibition yesterday.
>> No. 433932 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 10:49 pm
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>>433931
This one was in a Tesco Express, using the Costa Coffee machine.
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24th January 2020
Friday 10:53 pm
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>>433925

It uses some sort of clever chaos technology, apparently. I occasionally get a cold spot and have to shift the dish halfway through cooking, but I had the same problem on my old microwave which had a turntable.
>> No. 433949 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 6:42 pm
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> in a Tesco Express, using the Costa Coffee machine

I guess a little bit of conformism is just fine.

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>> No. 62754 Ambulancelad
20th March 2019
Wednesday 10:47 pm
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>A neo-Nazi terror suspect entered a "Miss Hitler" beauty contest in a bid to attract new members to a far-right extremist group, a court has heard. Alice Cutter is alleged to have won the competition organised by National Action after taking on the nickname Buchenwald Princess in reference to the Nazi death camp.

https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/crime/halifax-neo-nazi-terror-suspect-won-miss-hitler-beauty-contest-court-told-1-9662061

To be fair, I'd have voted for her. I'd preserve the future of the white race with her, IYKWIM.
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>> No. 64821 Moralfag
25th January 2020
Saturday 10:57 am
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You need to bundle it up in an empowering message.

Smash the fash
Splash your gash
>> No. 64822 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 12:18 pm
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>>64817
The yanks have #Hotgirlsforbernie and the Canucks have Mexie https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCepkun0sH16b-mqxBN22ogA
>> No. 64823 Searchfag
25th January 2020
Saturday 1:52 pm
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Who are these women and/or what side are they on?

I want to know if I'm having a subversive wank or a righteous one.
>> No. 64824 YubYub
25th January 2020
Saturday 1:53 pm
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>>64823
Necklaces are a bit of a clue, m8.
>> No. 64825 Billbob
25th January 2020
Saturday 2:16 pm
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>>64824

Ah. Got it.

righteous wank it is then

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>> No. 13192 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 5:53 pm
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This is going to be our food review thread.
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>> No. 13203 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 3:17 pm
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Crap OP.
>> No. 13204 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 7:32 pm
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There are actually four different varieties of Linda McCartney sausages. The Red Onion and Rosemary is the best one I think, while the Chorizo version should be avoided like the plague.
>> No. 13205 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 8:35 pm
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>>13202

>nigella seeds.

Did anyone else get a little bit randy reading this?
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23rd January 2020
Thursday 10:38 pm
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25th January 2020
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My local Fultons Foods sells Cauldron falafel burgers 59p per pack or two packs for £1. They're like a falafel in burger form. They're really nice, unlike their other burgers.

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>> No. 64649 Ambulancelad
7th January 2020
Tuesday 9:51 pm
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Is he putting it on?
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>> No. 64742 Paedofag
18th January 2020
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he needs a neckbrace to complete the look
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19th January 2020
Sunday 3:25 am
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Suggesting that disability is something you have to 'buy', or that someone has to meet your moral standards before you will acknowledge them as disabled, is a discriminatory position to take.
>> No. 64789 Paedofag
21st January 2020
Tuesday 10:43 am
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>> No. 64790 Moralfag
21st January 2020
Tuesday 12:13 pm
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>>64743
I'm sure you've enjoyed this intellectual exercise, but the bloke was kicking around just fine until he went to trial. Stress can do funny things to a person, but the timing is undoubtably suspicious.

>>64789
I look forward to your Sopranos review.
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25th January 2020
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>> No. 19768 Anonymous
6th February 2015
Friday 8:29 pm
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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. 23309 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 11:24 pm
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Games that have "seasons" or twice their cost in DLC before I even knew they'd released just make it impossible for me to motivate myself to play them, I wish it would stop, but it won't.
>> No. 23311 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 11:03 pm
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>>23309
>seasons
Really we have WoW to blame for nearly every sinister trick and dark pattern in gaming today.

But the gates to hell really opened when we established the idea that people weren't willing to pay more than 99p upfront for a mobile game. Now the games industry supports it self by actively making things shitter in the hope's of exploiting whales.

>double the price DLC

I have to disagree with you on this one, as I think this is very different. This is perfectly honest business in my mind it is just the reality of adding additional time and effort to a product. Of course it depends from example to example. I wouldn't fault the business practices Paradox games. But when a company releases day 1 dlc it is a piss take.
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24th January 2020
Friday 11:15 pm
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Fighting games from the 90s were worse offenders for exploitative business practices than WoW. A game like Street Fighter II being rereleased half a dozen times, with each full priced iteration featuring maybe a couple of extra characters and some balance changes. They kept that shit up for several game generations and people still lapped it up even if they were spending hundreds of pounds to keep up with what was at the time the 'definitive' version of the game.

I don't know if the current business model is much better - multiple seasons drip feeding characters and features over the course of several years. Particularly egregious when some of these DLC characters are well loved and established ones which were removed from the base roster only to be released for extra money.
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24th January 2020
Friday 11:18 pm
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>>23311
>I have to disagree with you on this one, as I think this is very different. This is perfectly honest business in my mind it is just the reality of adding additional time and effort to a product.
But that's the thing, in many cases it just isn't. The new Total War games are litered with "culture packs" that are just making me think about how unfinished the base game would feel, or the way I need a guide to keep track of what's relavent to XCOM2 and what I can ignore. None of this makes the games bad, but it makes me not want to buy them, even heavily discounted, because it puts me off when there are walled gardens within it.

I did buy and start playing Subnautica tonight though, which I'm very intrigued by even if it took me two hours to properly figure out what to do.
>> No. 23314 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 12:16 am
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I get where you're coming from lad.

I think with some games like Total War, it's not so much of a problem because the base game is big enough and will occupy you for long enough that you'll never feel lost because of DLC; you'll just take it as another part of the game you hadn't experienced yet. I mean I have several hundred hours in Warhammer 2 and only completed campaigns with about four of the factions.

With your average single player action game though, I'd say almost 100% of the time nowadays you're better off just waiting for the inevitable GOTY: Blood Covenant- Super Enhanced Murdeluxe edition in the steam sale a year later. For any game that offers decent re-playability, you want to play it in a big chunk and not feel as though you'd already had your fill of the base game, but then those extra DLC tidbits scarcely offer enough new to keep you interested.

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>> No. 425684 Anonymous
5th April 2019
Friday 11:36 pm
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So am I the only one who is getting a bit annoyed by this whole Greta Thunberg cult, or am I just too much of a cold hearted cynic that the world would be better off without?

I don't doubt the legitimate concern of her generation over climate change, after all it will fall to them to sort out the utter fucking mess that we have left the planet in, but all the awards that she is now being showered with are IMO just middle aged and old people's guilt over their own failure to save the planet's climate despite having had decades of prior warning, and who lost their way and succumbed to high carbon footprint consumerism somewhere between 1990s road protest villages and today's school runs in a 4x4. None of it feels sincere or genuine, it's more like, yeah, just take all these awards and shut the hell up already.

And parents whose children now protest every Friday or so are now engaging in pissing matches on twitter and Instagram to show off which one of their kids gets the most involved. As one commenter said, nothing good has ever come of a youth protest movement that was applauded by parents.
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>> No. 433924 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 8:08 am
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HS2's sounding like it's fucked in the South at least. Curious what the lads who've been living on the site are going to do now, I'm pretty sure some of them are technically homeless.
>> No. 433927 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 6:12 pm
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>>433924
Well I read they're more likely to cancel the Northern bit, its higher ROI notwithstanding.
>> No. 433928 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 6:18 pm
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>>433927

I have such a fucking hard-on for the Blue Shite fucking over the North and proving once and for all that the Tories do not give a single fuck about poor people. Maybe next time Labour destroys itself with laplander-loving or mental trannyism the backbone of this country, the working classes will vote for decent alternatives like The Monster Raving Loony Party or Count Binface.

Yes, I see the irony in hoping the poor get fucked to prove a point, but it's irrelevant. Trends are what matter, not people. It just so happens that this trend will help these people in the future. The poor (and the middle class, but they're not relevant here) are too thick to understand this which is why we have a permanent government class.
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24th January 2020
Friday 10:19 pm
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>> No. 433934 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 10:54 pm
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>>433930

I don't think she's Andrew's type.

I'd take my daughter to Pizza Express, IYKWIM

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>> No. 6100 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 1:15 pm
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Why do quite a lot of people wear jeans that are too long?
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>> No. 6105 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 2:14 pm
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"Puddle moppers" were trendy in the early 2000s so some people still wear those or dad jeans.
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24th January 2020
Friday 5:05 pm
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Weren't puddle moppers flared and designed to go over the shoe? People these days seem to wear normal cut jeans which end up bunching up horribly above the shoe.
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24th January 2020
Friday 7:32 pm
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>> No. 6108 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 9:05 pm
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>>6104

Uniqlo only sell trousers in a 34 leg, but they offer free alterations in store.
>> No. 6109 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 10:00 pm
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>>6108
Recently found out you cannot order from them if you're outside the country your billing address is in. Absolutely bizarre, only website I've ever encountered that shoots themselves in the leg like that.

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>> No. 22958 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 12:16 am
/v/22958 How'd You Like "The Irishman" (2019)?
I really enjoyed this film and it's growing on me more and more since I saw it last week. I'm perfectly happy to hear people slate things I enjoy, but all the negative things I see people saying about it are just wrong opinions. I was totally focused on it throughout and the final half an hour might have been my favourite part of the whole film. Youngest De Niro looks bad, but other than that the youngification didn't bother me because it was a necessity for this kind of story (it's not the same as resurrecting Peter Cushing like in that God awful Rogue One film). A story which I don't think is getting enough credit for how well it weaves together all the different eras it takes place it.

That fish conversation's going to baffle people from now until the heat death of the Universe, at least it has me.
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>> No. 23015 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:12 pm
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Get it for a month, watch everything you want and then sack it off. There's little point having a monthly subscription with any of the streaming services.
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24th January 2020
Friday 5:15 pm
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>>23015

Normal people have friends.
>> No. 23017 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:39 pm
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>>23016
I, for one, don't even own a friend.
>> No. 23018 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:46 pm
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>>23015
There's got to be at least one to two dozen box sets worth watching. You can't do that in a month if you're an adult.
>> No. 23019 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 6:17 pm
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Perhaps two months then. There isn't that much good content on Netflix, especially once you've got through the likes of It's Always Sunny, and certainly not enough to warrant subscribing to it continually over sporadically dipping in and out.

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>> No. 64814 Billbob
24th January 2020
Friday 6:51 am
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Perhaps this Brexit malarkey isn't so bad after all.
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>> No. 64816 Samefag
24th January 2020
Friday 6:08 pm
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>>64814
We should raise that to 60% before rejoining the EU and letting Johnny Foreigner back in to harvest our vegetables.

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>> ID: c33b06 No. 15259 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 10:20 pm

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I've noticed a number of 'why?' posts across imageboards, including a few here at Britfa.gs. Seems suspitious to me, as if someone's testing a postbot or something. Just a heads up. Maybe it's nothing.

What do you think?
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>> ID: c3b2ae No. 15261 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 10:51 pm

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I ask people "why?" when they've said some stupid shite and are clearly too much of a braindead pissbaby to back it up with anything substantive. Not me in the workout thread though, but that too seems like quite a reasonable use of the question "why?", given that the badgrammarlad just sort of told him to do something contrary to the advice of others with no real insight into, well, why.
>> ID: 041c5b No. 15262 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 12:29 am

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>>15259
Not seen this, but I would certainly like to subscribe to your newsletter. We have been hit with just as many bots and astroturfing as anyone else.
>> ID: cad645 No. 15263 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 6:32 am

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>>15262

>astroturfing

SHueley not?!
>> ID: 1feb33 No. 15264 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 6:39 am

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Oh tell me why...
Do we build castles in the sky?
Oh tell me why...
Are the castles way up high
Please tell me why...
Do we build castles in the sky?
Oh tell me why...
Are the castles way up high

>> ID: 7b764e No. 15265 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 6:02 pm

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Why?

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