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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. 435781 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 10:02 am
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Someone's just suggested Microsoft Teams yogo or karaoke. I'm not making it through this, lads.
>> No. 435782 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 10:11 am
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>> No. 435801 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 6:32 pm
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>>435777
Happy Birthday, congrats on still being alive.

I turn 30 on Saturday, wish me luck
>> No. 435804 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 8:40 pm
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>>435781
On Thursday evening my office is having a quiz followed by board games over Teams. I'm new to the job and today the boss pressured me into saying that I'm going during a call with a few colleagues present.

Suggestions on how to get out of this would be greatly appreciated.
>> No. 435810 Anonymous
1st April 2020
Wednesday 9:01 am
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My OCD is playing up again and I'm totally distracted by the urge to blurt out "MUMMY SAYS MY CUMMY IS YUMMY IN HER TUMMY". Fuck my brain.

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>> No. 21041 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:58 pm
/news/21041 ITZ
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. 23452 Anonymous
1st April 2020
Wednesday 8:17 am
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No, seriously. Nobody deserves applause just for doing their fucking jobs. Frontline NHS staff, maybe. Nobody else. If anything the people who get to carry on as normal are the lucky ones.
>> No. 23453 Anonymous
1st April 2020
Wednesday 8:27 am
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>>23451
Are we even facing hand sanitiser shortages? I keep reading about shitloads of companies switching production but I only seem to read that it's PPE and ventilators we desperately need.
>> No. 23454 Anonymous
1st April 2020
Wednesday 8:39 am
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>>23453
The only places I've seen it recently are small shops who have raised the price to £10 for a travel size bottle.
>> No. 23455 Anonymous
1st April 2020
Wednesday 8:51 am
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>>23453
Soap and water is more effective anyway
>> No. 23456 Anonymous
1st April 2020
Wednesday 9:00 am
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>>23453

We're a bit short on hand sanitiser. So many people are making it because it's utterly trivial to make - mix isopropyl alcohol, water and propylene glycol, stick it in a bottle and you've got hand sanitiser. The real constraint is the supply of IPA, but it's fairly easy for chemical suppliers to ramp up production and you can substitute ethanol at a pinch.

The supply of N95 respirators is bottlenecked by the supply of meltblown polypropylene fabric, which is the necessary filter media - nothing else is sufficiently breathable while still fine enough to filter aerosols. Meltblown PP requires expensive and specialised machinery with a normal lead-time of >6 months.

Existing ventilator suppliers just don't have the production capacity, even if their component suppliers give them first dibs on everything. We want ventilators, but so does every other fucker, so they're like golddust on the global market. We're asking all and sundry to have a crack at it, but I'm not massively confident that most of the prospective suppliers will be able to deliver useable machines in time for them to be useful, with the exception of the Mercedes F1 CPAP machines.

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>> No. 435367 Anonymous
16th March 2020
Monday 8:52 pm
/b/435367 LADS
I've suddenly got two weeks off work, fucking class, and I was wondering what you two were doing and how we should celebrate? I'm not leaving the house.

That other fucking thread is miserable, and full of lies. If the virus is going to take us, we might as well go down ranting, happily.

What are you doing with your recently found time off?
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>> No. 435805 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 11:18 pm
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>>435803

That looks a bit too ham handed, in all fairness.

The Arduino design is really dead simple, all you need to do code wise is define a loop that switches the polarity of an air pump in set intervals, so that that pump then either inflates or deflates the bag in the video above. That code should take no longer than half an hour to write from scratch. Adding code and libraries to drive an LCD or TFT to display data, as well as including knobs and buttons to control the machine's parameters will probably take another hour or two.

Here's a 12V air pump that will probably do the job nicely:

https://www.robotshop.com/uk/sfe-air-pump.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIprXuodvF6AIViLHtCh2X0AESEAQYAiABEgKzK_D_BwE

As I understand it, the bag is inside an airtight case and is compressed and inflated by introducing positive and negative pressure into the case with an air pump. You could probably even eliminate the case, and then come up with an actuator that is driven by a stepper motor, which exerts mechanical pressure on the bag to either deflate or inflate it. On the other hand, having a case to hide your raw electronics will probably be needed anyway to ensure reliability, so it's probably the tidiest approach after all to make that case airtight as in the video and have the pump pump air in or out.
>> No. 435806 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 11:31 pm
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>>435805
Two and a half hours of coding? I'd rather fucking die, thanks.
>> No. 435807 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 11:41 pm
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>>435806

You haven't coded much, have you?

A fairly simple code of maybe no more than 150 lines (yes, that is fairly simple) can often take days to perfect so that it reliably does what it should and not much else. Especially in physical computing, where there is increased complexity from the physical components that you connect to your microcontroller(s).
>> No. 435808 Anonymous
1st April 2020
Wednesday 12:00 am
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>>435807
I literally quoted the upper bound of his estimate to make a lazy joke. Go back to your computer programs, nerd.
>> No. 435809 Anonymous
1st April 2020
Wednesday 7:33 am
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>>435805 Here's a 12V air pump that will probably do the job nicely:

As long as you're fine with one breath every few minutes, sure. Those things have higher pressure and lower volume than you need.

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>> No. 11742 Anonymous
3rd May 2019
Friday 6:12 pm
/beat/11742 What you feeling right now? Part V: Bach it up
Time for a new thread.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebjXsc0UjdQ
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>> No. 12319 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 11:13 am
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>>12318

You're so desperate.
>> No. 12320 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 11:17 am
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>>12319

Sorry mate, I'm not in to teenlads. Meet me in /iq/ in an hour.
>> No. 12321 Anonymous
15th March 2020
Sunday 8:11 pm
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Teacon III lads!


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20th March 2020
Friday 11:52 pm
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>> No. 12329 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 11:39 pm
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>> No. 2792 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 9:01 pm
/eco/2792 Mushroom Growing
Finally got round to entering the world of indoor mycology again.
Looked like a massive weirdo for getting a 9Kg bale of straw delivered to my office but hopefully it'll be worth it.

Starting off small with some elm mushrooms, not tried them before but they're meant to be similarly easy to grow to oysters.
On a whim I also got some oyster mushroom wood dowels and stuck them in some firewood I had lying around, not sure if it'll take but worth a shot I guess.
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>> No. 2825 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 9:25 pm
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You'll be in mushrooms for months, by the look of it. Where do you source your spores?
>> No. 2826 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 9:31 pm
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>>2824
I just used some supermarket freezerbags, that's probably the bigger issue.
>> No. 2827 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 9:46 pm
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I buy spawn from here:
https://mushroombox.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2

I wouldn't bet on this lasting months though, you tend to get a big drop in yield after the first flush or two.

>>2826
The site above sells bags too, but the Chinesium ebay ones work well enough for me. Definitely worth it over freezerbags though.
>> No. 2828 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 9:48 pm
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Those look really good mate - where do you put the boxes normally?
>> No. 2829 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 9:51 pm
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On the floor of my spare room next to my airing cupboard.

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>> No. 433819 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 1:15 pm
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Right, lads. Now that we can post again what are you up to?
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>> No. 435790 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 12:09 pm
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SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD.
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31st March 2020
Tuesday 2:04 pm
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>>435790

Quarantine must be getting to me, because I've spent most of the last two hours daydreaming about gorging myself on SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD. When all this is over, the middle-aged divorcees of match.com will be keeping their babysitters busy.
>> No. 435792 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 2:13 pm
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https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-very-likely-to-cause-spike-in-divorce-rates-says-leading-lawyer-11959419

>Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia told peers at Westminster: "The prediction amongst divorce lawyers is that following self-imposed confinement it is very likely that the divorce rate will rise.

>"Our peak times are after long exposure during the summer holidays and over Christmas.

>"One only has to imagine what it's going to be like when families are sealed in a property for a long period of time."


You're telling us, Baroness...
>> No. 435794 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 2:19 pm
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>>435792
There's already been a few domestic murders they're blaming on coronavirus.
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31st March 2020
Tuesday 2:34 pm
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>> No. 19768 Anonymous
6th February 2015
Friday 8:29 pm
/e/19768 What are you playing right now?
I figured I'd make an /e/ equivalent of that great, big /beat/ thread.

Recently I have been slogging away on XCOM: Enemy Within with the Long War mod. Humanity is doomed as I'm simply incapable of holding back the torrent of battleships the aliens keep hurling at me.

It's bloody fun though.
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>> No. 23470 Anonymous
25th March 2020
Wednesday 8:59 am
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I guess I'm 15 hours in now.

It is ferociously complicated. It's also the best non-Fromsoft Soulslike I've played so far, by a decent stretch. I've had far more fun with it than I did with Nioh, or The Surge, or Code Vein (or any of the 2D ones, Salt and Sanctuary, Blasphemous etc). The first hour or two is just a real hump to get started, and then beyond that point you're learning constantly and improving noticeably. Maybe I'll get sick of it later on but so far I'm not getting the grind that I got from Nioh, or the "difficulty for the sake of it" that the rest irritated me with. It's hard, and it expects you to pay attention, but it's fair.

I also met a chap on PSN called "Bradolf Pitler".
>> No. 23474 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 10:25 pm
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Had a go on that Resident Evil 3 demo. I was growing tired of Mr X in the remake of the second game, I'm not really in the mood for another invincible super-enemy stalking you through the game. It does look and play really nice, though.
>> No. 23475 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 10:04 am
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Most of the reviews I've seen of Res 3 have been disappointed by it; it seems that they've rushed to get it out so have cut out a fair bit of content.
>> No. 23476 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 10:14 am
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Only to sell as DLC amirite?
>> No. 23477 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 11:15 am
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It's about 5 hours of campaign, apparently. Definitely one for the sales.

What little is there seems to be near-universally lauded, though. At least among the games press, for whatever that's worth.

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>> No. 2807 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 9:07 pm
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Have any other city slickers noticed that the sky is now both clearer and more vivid from the lack of smog? Ironically I've been spending more time outside during the quarantine than I did before it, simply because the sunsets have been looking so beautiful.

I want to ban all cars and marry Greta (when she turns of age) now.
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>> No. 2816 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 11:14 pm
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Doesn't matter if you "see" or not, edgelad. It's an image of child abuse under UK law and given the implied rape, a severely punishable one.
>> No. 2817 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 11:35 pm
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Amusingly if she was married it wouldn't be (although it'd still be illegal to distribute or publish). The law really sometimes is an ass.
>> No. 2819 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 11:47 pm
2819 Not that lad
For the avoidance of doubt, the Canadian authorities examined it and determined it did not amount to CP. Either way, it's still casual bint-hatery to imply that the appropriate thing to do to a woman who disagrees with you is to rape her, and that implication alone is enough to get our benevolent dictator into serious trouble.
>> No. 2822 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 8:13 am
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>the Canadian authorities examined it and determined it did not amount to CP

An establishment cover up of CP? Who'd have thunked it?
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31st March 2020
Tuesday 8:59 am
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The Canadian authorities are not our authorities.

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>> No. 8980 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:10 pm
/beat/8980 ITT: Songs in a foreign language
Ásgeir Trausti - Heimförin (Icelandic folk music)

https://www.youtube.com/v/kzSJBhPFTcY

Kaizers Orchestra - Knekker Deg Til Sist (Norwegian alt-rock)

https://www.youtube.com/v/mYrPdOCM4y0

Chetes - Camino a Casa (apparently this counts as pop rock in Mexico)

https://www.youtube.com/v/qNuuzGN9WRg

I guess songs in English by non-native speaking artists are fine too.
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>> No. 12324 Anonymous
28th March 2020
Saturday 7:19 pm
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There's better ЛУНА songs but I feel you lot will be more likely to give it a listen if there's nearly naked women who get oiled up. A couple of them get off.

>> No. 12325 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 9:49 am
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You are correct. Song is pretty good too. Now can you link one of the better ones?
>> No. 12326 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 2:57 pm
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>>12325
>Now can you link one of the better ones?

Just look it up on youtube, lazybones.


>> No. 12327 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 5:30 pm
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Of course, but I wanted to know what you considered to be the best.
>> No. 12328 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 3:32 am
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Went to a foreign wedding. This was nice. Shazam worked.


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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. 29590 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 1:25 am
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Nor can I take a new contract around here, as I have no idea when I'll need to move out, but with any luck it will be July or Aug at the latest.
>> No. 29591 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 1:27 am
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Getting a bit of cabin fever with the missus working from home. AIBU?

I'm still having to work because I'm a key worker. I had the afternoon off and I wanted to play some videogames, but I had to knock that idea on the head because apparently it was too distracting, even though I was wearing headphones. I swore under my breath at the game a few times. I decided to go have a wank in the other room instead but she suddenly decided to be clingy, I asked her to give me some space because the constant presence was getting to me a bit, she gave me a couple of hours but then came back in to pester me again. She gave me a shit handjob I didn't really want, then I fell asleep in all the jizz and now I'm pissed off because I fell asleep too early and won't sleep properly, and I feel like I utterly wasted the time off because she's an autistic fuckwit.

I feel like I'm always adjusting for her wierd little idiosyncrasies and being accomodating for her neuroses but she doesn't do the same for me. I'm the one who always has to compromise. I'm snapping at her more often than I used to. It sounds like I don't think very highly of her but she's one of the most considerate partners I've ever had usually, I just wish she was a bit less fucking neurotic sometimes and we can open the windows to let some fresh air in without her putting on her anxiety face because insects might get in.
>> No. 29592 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 1:41 am
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Mate, I'm well past 11 cans of Stella, but hear me out. (I tried to capitalise the word Stella, and it I clicked on paste instead, and I pasted Greta.)

I think you are being a bit more unreasonable than her. It is not everyday that you get to spend a lot of time with your partner, and most people can't deal with how that turns out. Relationships are about compromises, and I think you should have a set place for you to unwind undisturbed, as you would for a work area for your wfh (as she does for herself I presume).

The important thing here is communication. Nobody can be with someone else 100% of the time, and that doesn't mean you hate them. Most people need time to unwind, regroup, and re-energise. It isn't weird to discuss this with her, and I think you should. You and her should have a space to yourselves. I would urge you to discuss and communicate it, and not in a shouting manner.

Do you have any extra rooms? Do you have a shed? Do you have a man-cave? Man-cave sounds a bit reductive, but I would urge you to find space for yourself, as should she. She sounds great, and you sound like you are a good match for her. Don't let it get to screaming matches.
>> No. 29593 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 2:04 am
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Trouble is the room she's working in is the same room I have all my hobby/unwinding stuff in. I can't really shift it all, I could go in the living room but really all that room is for is watching netflix. Nothing productive to do. I was happy to adjourn to the bedroom instead and communicated that I'd like to be left alone, but it was her that chose to interrupt the wank odyssey that was my plan B.

I've offered her my laptop to use so she can work from the bedroom or living room instead, which would theoretically give us more flexibility if either of us wants space. But she doesn't want to (she makes it sound physically impossible, because the screen is too small. This is something that irks me a bit by now, her refusals to meet me in the middle are always concrete absolutes, and I feel like it's just excuse making a lot of the time.) Like I say I feel like I'm the one making all the compromises and she's just unwilling to budge from her comfort zone at all- That troubles me because we both need to be willing to do so or it will just breed resentment.

I'm just really not sure how to get that point across to her without sounding accusatory I suppose, and I always question myself too much about whether I'm just under the illusion of perception bias.
>> No. 29594 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 2:27 am
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>putting on her anxiety face because insects might get in.
What, even in summer? That would drive me out of the house, no question.

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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. 13267 Anonymous
2nd March 2020
Monday 9:03 pm
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Have you tried SARAH MILLICAN'S SQUELCHY FANNY CUSTARD yet?
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3rd March 2020
Tuesday 4:54 pm
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God, Sarah Millican is gorgeous but her reliance on toilet humour is a real turn off. I'd still eat her arse, though, no guilt about it.
>> No. 13270 Anonymous
27th March 2020
Friday 9:07 pm
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I've finally got around to trying the No Chick Strips from Iceland's vegan range. A lot of brands that try to replicate the texture of chicken with layers of layers of hydrated soya protein fuck it horribly by making it too chewy or too watery but these were spot on. In fact, they might be the best veggie chicken I've tried but they should be at that price.
>> No. 13272 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 10:20 pm
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No Bull and No Porkies are reasonably witty. I would've gone with No Clucks Given for the chicken, though.
>> No. 13273 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 1:23 am
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Why would you do this to yourself?

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>> No. 65177 Auntiefucker
30th March 2020
Monday 9:10 pm
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What do you lads make of this? Personally I'd be convinced were it not for the fact that whoever made these posters can't even spell widely.
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>> No. 65182 Paedofag
30th March 2020
Monday 10:37 pm
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I think it's where your shirts go after they've been in the dryosphere.
>> No. 65183 R4GE
31st March 2020
Tuesday 12:39 am
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Why would you release a microorganism into the ionosphere? That's the hottest part of the atmosphere, you'd toast it from the the radiation interaction up there.
>> No. 65184 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 1:02 am
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What? Isn't it the coldest? Because it is closest to space?
>> No. 65185 Samefag
31st March 2020
Tuesday 1:15 am
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Well, it fluctuates because it's where highly-energised particles from the sun collide with the Earth's magnetic field. It's very sparse but can get very, very hot - superheated plasma temperature hot if you're unlucky. It veers between too cold for life and too hot for it, while having such a low density that any liquid water will instantly evaporate. Overall it's the last place you'd expect a microorganism to stick around. On top of everything you've got very little protection from cosmic radiation.
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31st March 2020
Tuesday 1:21 am
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A bit like the moon?

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

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>> No. 13211 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 5:59 pm
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https://www.thespruceeats.com/mincemeat-and-apple-tart-recipe-435106
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18th February 2020
Tuesday 9:28 pm
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17th March 2020
Tuesday 5:46 pm
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marmite on toasted fruit loaf
>> No. 13271 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 5:55 pm
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>> No. 5120 Anonymous
27th March 2020
Friday 5:55 pm
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I can't do squats due to a bad knee so what can I do instead?

At the moment I'm doing deadlifts and step-ups on a 12" high block. Both for high reps.
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>> No. 5141 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 7:12 pm
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I just think he has a very limited vision of what fiction encompasses. If I wrote an autobiography and I made a load of stuff up it would be a work of fiction but it wouldn't be any more or less believable than if I wrote the truth.

Likewise if I wrote about an imaginary fight that happened in my local pub last December it would also be a work of fiction, but it'd be entirely believable because there are often fights in my local.

Not all fiction fits within the format of the novel.
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29th March 2020
Sunday 7:23 pm
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> Not all fiction fits within the format of the novel.

While I'm here I might as well go full on robot moon oven and point out that not all novels are written in the first person, and that not all third person accounts are fictional.

Let's imagine that I follow you around for the day and write down everything you do, all the conversations you have, while chatting with you all the while about what you think about the things that are happening to you.

Upon reading, given the criteria of >>5137, this account is going to be quite utterly unrealistic. The focus will be on a single person, all the other characters will seem empty and not have their motivations explained, all the minor characters will only ever be seen talking to the main character or, perhaps, friends of his and the only real motivation explained will be that of the main character (as only his thoughts are revealed to the author.

Really all of this is a function of narrative, not of fiction.
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30th March 2020
Monday 3:20 am
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>he's chosen specific examples that would probably be indicative of a poor author, but it happens in almost any work of fiction.

Sure the point was to spell it out for people, and to do that you need examples people will understand and by definition those are simplistic and obvious.

>>5143
>Upon reading, given the criteria of >>5137, this account is going to be quite utterly unrealistic. The focus will be on a single person, all the other characters will seem empty and not have their motivations explained, all the minor characters will only ever be seen talking to the main character or, perhaps, friends of his and the only real motivation explained will be that of the main character (as only his thoughts are revealed to the author.

If you record all of it, isn't going to be unrealistic at all, but it will probably be a dull meandering mess though because real life regularly is.

As soon as you start editing it down and picking parts to weave a story though you are creating a fiction. You can call that a narrative instead if you like that is just semantics.

Even if you never add anything new, it is a fiction, because you have inserted an intent.


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>> No. 5146 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 4:34 am
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> As soon as you start editing it down and picking parts to weave a story though you are creating a fiction.

So by your definition all (auto)biographies and memoirs are works of fiction? The idea indeed may have some merit, just interested if that's exactly what you mean.

> For a given value of believable, believability is just about how deeply you are willing to dig. If you are willing to go to the really anal layers the details at some point will be wrong

I think you're right about this. The thing about most fiction is that it's designed to be entertaining. The dull day to day that most of us experience isn't exactly exciting or entertaining so things have to be tweaked or changed to make it so.

To take an example that I know a lot about, it's always fairly obvious to me how utterly fake all computer hacking/security stuff on TV and in films is; exactly because I know what computer hacking really looks like (someone in their underwear staring at a laptop for weeks at a time, for up to 96 hours at a go, swearing a lot, drinking metric shit tons of coffee or booze, smoking a ton of fags, potentially ingesting other drugs, until eventually he somehow figures it out) and it isn't entertaining at all.
>> No. 5147 Anonymous
30th March 2020
Monday 12:20 pm
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>>5146

>So by your definition all (auto)biographies and memoirs are works of fiction? The idea indeed may have some merit, just interested if that's exactly what you mean.

That is exactly what I mean. It might be based on a true story, but it is always 'sexed up' in some way, boring bits are cut out, it is focused in to a story. It is at that point to me a work of fiction.

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>> No. 65176 R4GE
29th March 2020
Sunday 8:17 pm
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So lads I hear they are going to give everyone a free lasagne?

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18th October 2017
Wednesday 12:03 pm
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>> No. 21465 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 9:52 pm
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>>21464

Good god, that is a magnificent portion of lady sausage. Thick, plump and just the right amount of curve.

DAMN THIS LOCKDOWN. DAMN IT TO HELL. MY ARSE IS HUNGRY.
>> No. 21466 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 10:08 pm
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>>21465

Rectal massage therapy mate. If the NHS won't pay you'll just have to go private.
>> No. 21467 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 10:12 pm
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As if naming one proximal tranny you happen to be familiar with can compete with an entire nation of them.

>>21464
Phwoar.
>> No. 21468 Anonymous
23rd March 2020
Monday 10:26 pm
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> Phwoar

Quite and she's not even a looker by the highest Brazilian standards, she's only really a contender in the north east of the country where most girls look like Gwart off Silicon Valley. If you head down to Sao Paulo or Santa Catarina there are some birds who legitimately look like models and have cocks like one of those pint cans of Stella with an apple on top.
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29th March 2020
Sunday 6:05 pm
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You're right, turns out I'm just a really old bastard and it was on /arch/.

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9th March 2020
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>As far as I'm aware the WHO named the coronavirus "Covid-19", but people keep writing it as "COVID-19"
u fkin wot m8
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27th March 2020
Friday 1:06 am
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People who keep spelling martial law as marshall law, as if they expect Eminem to show up and start running things.
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27th March 2020
Friday 1:17 am
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The Chinese virus needs Chinese solutions
>> No. 29710 Anonymous
28th March 2020
Saturday 6:27 pm
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Americans writing "Antifa" as though it was an acronym (i.e. ANTIFA). I can accept any other variation, but this one is irritating.
>> No. 29713 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 12:22 pm
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I've also noticed people spelling metre as "meter". Fucking Americanisms.

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>> No. 28571 Anonymous
17th May 2019
Friday 1:05 am
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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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28th March 2020
Saturday 5:55 pm
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We read out sales from about 10 different areas every Monday to Wednesday. The best part is that most of the people doing the reading are reasonably shy or not wonderful at English. It tends to be quite enduring to stand through and I stand far away so I often don't hear anything. There are days when people read out the figures entirely wrong and we all just let it happen.

I can see the potential for 1-2 morning meetings a week but they really should be short and sweet.
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28th March 2020
Saturday 6:01 pm
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>>29707

There's a thing in aviation like that, where everyone gets on a conference call once a week just to read out the number of delays they've had that week and why. They're stopped because of this bollocks and I hope they never come back - they make no sense. The delays are already common knowledge and fed back to the airline's operations departments by email, movement messages, and ACARS feeds daily anyway, so these calls are, I assume, literally there to shame people, or because upper management are too lazy or thick to look at the reports.
>> No. 29709 Anonymous
28th March 2020
Saturday 6:11 pm
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>I might moot changing it to a Monday-Wednesday-Friday structure

Never organise catch-ups on a Monday. You won't have much of an idea of how your weeks going to go and therefore the whole team is so focused on not looking a dosser that they don't listen to other people. Likewise, nobody wants to do a meeting on a Friday - don't be a dick.

I don't work in programming but I do work in an industry with too many managers. What worked for me was to moan about it with other people so that when you send the email it has some weight to it without naming names. Then you convince them to make the meeting on a Tuesday afternoon when everyone is so busy that it never happens again.
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28th March 2020
Saturday 6:46 pm
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I worked on a scrum team in 2005 and it was fucking awful. The entire development methodology is broken and I'm surprised it's still around now. What pissed me off the most was that anyone could call a stand-up meeting at any time, as long as that person was the team leader. Anyone else got told to wait until that cunt was ready.
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28th March 2020
Saturday 6:48 pm
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> Likewise, nobody wants to do a meeting on a Friday - don't be a dick.

In my experience Friday afternoon just after lunch is best time for a weekly meeting. Everyone can have a pint of five for lunch, meet from two to four for a coffee and doss then doss from four until half past when it's time for everyone to go home chuffed that they got away with half a day of work.

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

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

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

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

What can I do?
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>> No. 29036 Anonymous
23rd October 2019
Wednesday 8:51 pm
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>What can I do?

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

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

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

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

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

I guess to just summarise: The world does keep turning. And unless we hear nuclear sirens going off or you see tanks rolling down your street; then you've got the rest of your life to go out and enjoy it. I'd recommend getting the money together to visit national parks, forests, museums, etc. Don't mind the weather, just give it a go. It'll at least remind you that you're alive.
>> No. 29575 Anonymous
28th March 2020
Saturday 1:33 am
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>>29028
Ive had the same thoughts recently.

This might sound a little forward, but I feel a weird affinity with you after reading your post and I feel like I'd love to get to know you
>> No. 29576 Anonymous
28th March 2020
Saturday 3:23 am
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In the space of fifteen years, online discourse has gone from isolated communities astonished to discover how many different points of view there are around the world, to becoming a hyperpartisan, hyperpolitical clusterfuck.

I don't post much any more, because I can tell that taking sense isn't doing any good. And that's, reassuringly, why arguing on the internet has got worse- because millions of us have attained enlightenment and bugged out of it. There are lots of us out there but we don't realise it because we've stopped communicating our presence.

I think a lot of us have used the internet to cathartically purge ourselves of a lot of the ugliness we see in others and have gone on to start families and have careers and such.

Meaningful conversation with the good guys tends to be brief. The good guys don't argue. They politely inform one another of facts, briefly research to confirm veracity, and thank each other for shoring up one another's ignorance. Conversation with the bad guys is a Sisyphean exercise in masochism, where they learn nothing and the only lesson you can learn is to not bother. So their rambling bleats tend to dominate message boards and such like.
>> No. 29577 Anonymous
28th March 2020
Saturday 7:45 am
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Try getting pen pals. I had one for a while a few years back where we solely communicated via email and I found it rather cathartic. A nice break from everything else online where you're generally getting instant responses and quickly disposable stimulation; you can properly reflect and think about what you're trying to say.

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28th March 2020
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28th March 2020
Saturday 1:32 am
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I don't think much of that outro music.
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28th March 2020
Saturday 1:59 am
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