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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. 23080 Anonymous
12th February 2020
Wednesday 12:21 pm
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>>23079

>It was way ahead of its time in having a massive ensemble cast and long multi-series plot arcs.

You might also enjoy...
>> No. 23081 Anonymous
12th February 2020
Wednesday 1:04 pm
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>>23079

I am definitely one of the people who finds before season 3 there are a few too many lazy B-plots about Quarks latest wacky scheme. There are some great episodes and moments in there still but it definitely feels weaker overall compared to where it is going.
>> No. 23082 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 2:46 am
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>>23079
It's a good thing DS9 nicked so many of J. Michael Straczynski's ideas for Babylon 5 when he pitched his show to Paramount, otherwise it might've been a pile of wank.

The actors in DS9 really elevate the show. For example, the guy who played Garak got so invested in the character that he started writing a journal from his perspective, which he eventually released as a book. The guy who played Gul Dukat talked about playing him not as a villainous antagonist for Sisko and The Good Guys to foil, but as the hero of his own story. His approach was so effective that it made the writers turn him into a cartoonish villain in season seven because Dukat was so popular.
>> No. 23083 Anonymous
14th February 2020
Friday 2:27 am
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>>23082

>>DS9 ripped off B5

This guy gets it. Hell, they only made the decision to set the next Trek on a space station when they heard B5 was actually going to air.

B5 was always the better of the two shows. DS9 was a fucking snooze-fest for the first two seasons. You'd watch B5 and they were setting up not one but TWO major wars, and then you'd look at DS9 and it was yet another "Constable, it's all kicking off on the Promenade!"
>> No. 23084 Anonymous
14th February 2020
Friday 5:43 pm
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>>23080

We were having a fun conversation at work today about what if Corrie went on a mad one, and had a year long plot arc about the bombs dropping and Ken Barlow and the gang surviving in a post nuclear Salford. Then they wrap it all up with an arc about David travelling back in time to prevent it all, thus reverting the show to the status quo as if nothing had ever happened.

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>> No. 29418 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 1:00 am
/emo/29418 I'm bored.
The reason for my posting isn't as serious or as dramatic as many here, and I don't mean to seek anything but advice. Essentially I am bored with my life and I don't know what to do.

Ps the Toblerone logo has a bear in it.
In a couple of months I'll be 28. I work within the technology sector, on a graduate programme (I did a post grad slightly late). I earn a decent wage - 37k, made all the better by the cost of living here, and my career prospects are pretty decent, if I apply myself. I have a long term girlfriend of 6 years who earns less but is more settled in her career. I work a 9-5. My hobbies are, in a word, 'indoor', but despite this I'm reasonably healthy.

I've been doing this for a few years now, and after struggling post uni with all sorts of setbacks and tragedy, my very loving, very worrisome parents (or mum) are all very pleased and hopeful I continue as I do.

Notably, in the past 6 months I suffered the loss of a few family members. None of which were close to me, but for some reason this led me into what was a kind of, if not actual, existential crisis. I was on a heavy dose of everything and obsessed with death. I feared the non existence of it. I've worked my way out of that now, but one thing it's made me do is re assess my current life, it's made realise this is all very boring, and that perhaps I wasn't afraid of dying but of not living.

I don't care for the corporate ladder. I don't want to spend my life in an office, I don't care about earning more than I do. I want experiences, I want to learn, I want to contribute to something meaningful and rewarding. The problem is I just don't know what to do. Where to go? My Gf is very settled, she doesn't want to do anything crazy. She listens to me understandingly and can see sense in what I'm saying but at the end of the day all she wants to do is chill on the sofa. Big plans are for another time.

I love learning. I think that is my main stat, my strength. I'm good at learning, I have a broad knowledge but not a deep knowledge of anything. I'm technical. I like the idea of working remotely. But doing what?
I think what I'm going through is almost a universal thing people in more prigiledge societies go through, perhaps even particularly at my age. But I get the impression it's a worry that people either work out of, or eventually hide away.
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>> No. 29419 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 1:18 am
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>I think what I'm going through is almost a universal thing people in more prigiledge societies go through, perhaps even particularly at my age. But I get the impression it's a worry that people either work out of, or eventually hide away.

I think you've nailed it there honestly.

If you're realistic, what are the alternatives? You're always going to have to make money somehow, so unless you find a way to become completely financially independent you're never going to be able to escape that feeling that you're missing out on some other aspects of life by sacrificing your time to work, to the god of mamon.

I think this feeling is particularly acute for those of us who have grown up watching escapist TV shows and reading wonderful things about the outer world on the internet, seeing people's travelling photos on social media and the like. This is pure conjecture, but I suspect the existential angst was much less acute for the generations before us who largely grew up, settled, and died in their hometown; in essence because they would be less painfully aware what they were missing.

I was going to say to a lad in another thread but forgot about it- I think what truly gives people contentment in life is having something to work towards. Financially stable lad thought he was happy because he'd gotten himself a good job and started working out, but that's not really true- The thing that made him feel good was the feeling of progress. His savings account is almost directly analogous to watching an EXP bar slowly fill up, the "security" and "freedom" it offers really has little to do with it.

Throughout your life up until adulthood, settling in with your partner and ending up in that steady work week routine, you've always had a goal you're progressing to. Set yourself a new one.
>> No. 29420 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 5:12 am
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Try meditating in total silence for about 15 minutes a day on the fact that you don't really have any problems.
>> No. 29421 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 7:09 am
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>I want experiences, I want to learn, I want to contribute to something meaningful and rewarding. The problem is I just don't know what to do.

>I love learning. I think that is my main stat, my strength. I'm good at learning, I have a broad knowledge but not a deep knowledge of anything. I'm technical. I like the idea of working remotely. But doing what?

Just try something. It sounds daft and/or blindingly obvious, but figuring out what you want to do with your time is a process of trial and error. Get the course brochure for your local FE college, pick an evening class that sounds interesting and have a go. Whether you love it, hate it or just think it's kind of meh, you'll learn something about your interests and motivations that will help to guide you in a meaningful direction.
>> No. 29422 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 10:21 am
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Well start going on some holidays. Not beach crap, but places that might seem interesting or a bit different, just Easyjet destinations if you want to keep the cost down.
>> No. 29426 Anonymous
14th February 2020
Friday 3:07 am
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>>29420
To elaborate from a still drunk but less bitchy perspective: the human mind has a tendency to grasp toward the future and chase flashy ephemera, ever seeking, ever grasping. It seems to me that a lot of people fall into the trap of perpetual grasping, when what they should really be doing is taking a step back and living in the eternity of the present moment (hippy-dippy language gradually making more sense the more you meditate). There's a nice Zen saying which goes something like this: "What, at this moment, is lacking?"

Try reading something from Eckhart Tolle or Michael Singer and see if their ideas make sense to you. I'm posting this while drunk so I'm far from a practicing preacher, but hopefully you can orient yourself toward a less superficial and materialistic direction.

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>> No. 64897 YubYub
12th February 2020
Wednesday 7:10 pm
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Imaging getting life coaching off of kerry katona.

What's next, hiring Gary Glitter as a babysitter?
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>> No. 64906 YubYub
13th February 2020
Thursday 4:20 pm
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>>64904

I remember a simular thing in a buisness advice book (might have been how to win friends and influence people) reading an example of someone who was the best sales person for something like general motors, what his opinion about why he is such a good salesman was and his entire wisdom was he 'maintained eye contact'.
>> No. 64907 Ambulancelad
13th February 2020
Thursday 4:39 pm
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>>64906

I think some people are just naturally good at things so never have to analyse how or why, but just as often, once something becomes second nature to us, we simply forget. As a cheflad I have excellent knife technique, but people have asked me in the past about it and I've sort of shrugged and said "I just do it a lot, I guess", completely neglecting to explain to them the actual important parts like the claw technique, sharpening your knife, or the mountains of onions I used to practice on at home when I was starting out.

I suppose it's the same as when some poor fucker on here asks us long-cocked lotharios how to meet women and we just tell them to act confident.

Being able to explain your craft to someone new to it and make them feel like it's actually achievable is true mastery.
>> No. 64908 Billbob
13th February 2020
Thursday 5:15 pm
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>>64904
I haven't read anything by Block, but my girlfriend owns about two dozen of his books so I just naturally assumed he was shite because she has terrible taste.
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13th February 2020
Thursday 5:48 pm
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>>64908

I think his how-to-write books are entertaining. The only thing I've ever read of his fiction is a Cornell Woolrich novel which was unfinished at the time of his death so Lawrence Block finished it. It was good but I don't suppose his doing an impression of another author is representative of his regular novels.
>> No. 64910 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 7:20 pm
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>>64907

As much as this is true, if anyone ever asks me how I got good at guitar, the answer is genuinely just staying at home in my bedroom and neglecting social contact and hygiene for weeks upon end, and this one beginner dvd.

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>> No. 21182 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 8:03 am
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Plymouth mum fuming at Tesco Valentine's Day cards for children

A Plymouth mum has demanded Tesco removes its Valentine's Day cards for children as it is "weird".

Nicola, who has an eight-year-old son, said she would "punch" anyone in the face who sent her child a Valentine's Day card and was horrified to see a large selection for sale in the Transit Way superstore.

Nicola said she believes Valentine's Day is for adult relationships and believes that it is "an attempt to normalise abnormal relationships with children" and that anyone who sends a child a card "needs locking up".

She said: "There's one that says, 'Daddy loves you lots like jelly tots', that's weird. This is not normal.Valentine’s Day is for lovers. It’s not something that you should involve children in. It’s not something that a normal person would think of sending a child. It’s wrong."


https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-mum-fuming-tesco-valentines-3791387?

Children sending each other Valentine's Day cards is one step on the road to normalising paedophilia.
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>> No. 21321 Anonymous
12th February 2020
Wednesday 9:52 pm
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>>21320
>I think there is a fairly new phaenomenon of people feeling depressed after looking at other people's Instagram stories or social media profiles, and not realising that even a person posing at the Grand Canyon usually has a life off-camera that's just as dowdy and boring as fuck as yours.
"Fairly new" being almost as old as Facebook but otherwise correct.
>> No. 21322 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 10:50 am
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>>21321

I've never really used facebook for much else besides stalking exes.
>> No. 21323 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 12:26 pm
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>>21322

Your own personal behaviour doesn't constitute a "phenomenon".
>> No. 21324 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 2:34 pm
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>>21321

Long before Facebook, we had the Christmas round-robin letter.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7785410.stm
>> No. 21325 Anonymous
13th February 2020
Thursday 4:36 pm
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>>21324

Some people still send those out, but it seems to be more middle aged people.

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>> No. 13367 Anonymous
12th February 2020
Wednesday 10:06 pm
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I've gotten myself promoted to a management position because I did well at interview. My issue is that I've skipped a level in my career and in my current role have been doing technical work where it has not been possible for me to experiment managing apprentices (nor have I received management training).

This will therefore be my first experience in line management and I will be managing people who sit at my current level in a different area. Can any of you provide advice on being a good manager? I'd hate to break someone or have my incompetence exposed.
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>> No. 13368 Anonymous
12th February 2020
Wednesday 10:58 pm
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Think of the good and bad qualities you have observed in your own managers over the years. Shape your behaviour accordingly.

Personally, I think the most important quality is to be that manager who just gets things done. People will put up with a range of personalities and management styles so long as they know that if they come to you with anything, it'll get sorted and sorted fast.
>> No. 13369 Anonymous
12th February 2020
Wednesday 11:45 pm
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I've only managed a shop full of spod teenagers, unless you count running a band as a form of management, but I can only say this:

Manage pragmatically.

By that I mean, don't be that cunt who expects people to just try harder because you tell them to, or expect them to deliver deadlines because you said so. That isn't how people work and never will be in a million billion years. What you instead have to do is give tasks to the people who are most likely to do them, you have to give people the jobs they hate the least, that sort of thing. Your job is minimising friction, not cracking the whip.

The best sort of managers are the ones who are good at observing their people and sussing out what their actual strengths and weaknesses are, and working around it with a bit of give and take. The worst sort of managers are the ones who prioritise petty bullshit like reprimanding someone for being five minutes late, over expending their effort on something that actually makes a difference to your team's outcomes.

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>> No. 64899 Moralfag
12th February 2020
Wednesday 9:59 pm
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If I made a site translating BBC articles in to whatever the fuck this is I would go to jail for internet dolphin rape. I checked the domain btw, bbc.com redirects to bbc.co.uk.

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin
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>> No. 64900 Billbob
12th February 2020
Wednesday 10:04 pm
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That's because it's not a joke, that's actually a language some people speak.
>> No. 64901 YubYub
12th February 2020
Wednesday 10:08 pm
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It's west african pidgin, the BBC have been providing a news service in the language since 2017 and you missed the greatest news story ever published.
>> No. 64902 Ambulancelad
12th February 2020
Wednesday 10:30 pm
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Fucking idiot!

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>> No. 4629 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 12:45 pm
/lab/4629 GS guide to fighting climate change
The problem of climate change can sometimes seem insurmountable. However, there are little things you can do which can have a big impact.

Easy mode
-If you have a workplace pension, consider changing your fund preferences into one that looks after the environment
-Use public transport over the car
-Have meat free Mondays, become a 'flexitarian'
-Switch to a renewable energy tariff. This way your energy only comes from renewable sources. There's one I've found called Octopus Energy which is quite competitive price wise.
-Grow your own veg/fruit
-Reduce, refuse, reuse and recycle (on waste/plastic)

Medium
-Cycle or walk to work
-Become vegetarian
-Insulate your house or upgrade to an environmentally friendly boiler
-Limit air travel to only a few holidays per year and don't fly long haul
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>> No. 4778 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 2:33 am
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>>4774

It also tastes fine in tea - once you get used to it. It has a very different mouthfeel however, and you need some good thick stuff otherwise you need to add loads.

I feel like dairy milk is just something you get habituated to, like the way you notice tapwater from different areas when you move around.
>> No. 4779 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 11:09 am
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>>4778
>I feel like dairy milk is just something you get habituated to, like the way you notice tapwater from different areas when you move around.
I've noticed a difference between supermarket milks, before - enough to ruin tea (until you get used to it, like you say). Sainsburies seems to be sweeter. Every time i have a Tesco milk I can't get the idea out of my head that it's full of cyst liquid - kind of salty. Co-Op is obviously be best because it's the one i'm most used to (well, Gold Top is the best but it's pretty expensive).
>> No. 4780 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 4:40 pm
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>>4775

Can you recommended any oat milk brands?
>> No. 4781 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 5:10 pm
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>>4780

It's piss-easy to make - one cup of rolled oats, three cups of water, blend for 30-40 seconds and strain through a coffee filter or a fine sieve. Add salt and/or sugar to taste. If it has a claggy porridge texture, you've blended for too long.
>> No. 4782 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 6:29 pm
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>>4780

I like Partly the best, and it seems most people do because it keeps selling out at the local Sainsbury's. There's a 'full fat' version that's the best imo. I suppose the benefit to buying it is they add minerals to make it an actual milk substitute, if your diet would otherwise be lacking (as it probably would be if you're vegan).

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>> No. 13352 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 4:20 pm
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Any of you lads Teachers?

I'm tempted by the immediate money I can get by selling myself to the profession for one or two years, without really comitting myself to the suicide inducing career for life.

I'm looking to relocate to London and take up training.
Any advice?
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>> No. 13362 Anonymous
8th February 2020
Saturday 1:52 am
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>>13360

>So what is it teachers hate so much about being teachers?

80% of them are dossers and inadequates who can't really cope with the real world. Like OP, they had no real desire to teach, they just fell into it because they had a middling degree and no real plan or ambition for what they want to do in life. Some of them do figure it out and fuck off after a couple of years, but some of them get stuck and become increasingly frustrated and embittered.

The remaining 20% are genuinely passionate about teaching, but they're stuck in a totally dysfunctional environment with a bunch of people who don't really give a shit.


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8th February 2020
Saturday 8:02 am
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>>13352

I find the career teacher a very weird idea. You go through primary secondary college and university and back to school. It seems like an insidious loop where at no point are you exposed to the 'outside world'. And I mean that in the least snobbish way. But if you have no understanding of what the world is like for people outside the institution how could you possibly prepare people for it?


I probably have a personal bias of hating piss poor teaching and a concern of it fucking peoples futures up. My education at school was shit. The secondary school I was at is being disbanded. And as a personal act of vengeance on my application to colleges one of the teachers wrote the single line statement 'not suitable for A-levels'. I dropped out of IT before GCSE at said school and now work as a developer something I discovered by accident I had a passion and talent for and had to self teach long after formal education. So please OP don't become a teacher unless you actually give a shit about improving Children's chances in life.
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8th February 2020
Saturday 5:06 pm
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>> No. 13365 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 1:45 am
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OP here.

To fill out my profile a little more, I'm an overqualified bar manager, having worked up from the bar staff job I got at Uni. While I appreciate teaching may be shit, from my perspective I already care for children; just intoxicated ones who somehow still retain the franchise.
I hate my job, replacing it with a higher paying job I may hate equally really isn't much of a problem for me.

Thanks for the advice lads, having talked it over IRL I've decided to still get this application in, but keeping an eye on other opportunities.

I've put up with worse.
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11th February 2020
Tuesday 6:16 pm
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Good luck lad - hope it works out for you and you should pursue what makes you tick.

That said, is there nothing else that tickles your fancy?

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>> No. 22863 Anonymous
4th June 2019
Tuesday 8:15 pm
/e/22863 Official* Britfa.gs Minecraft Server
Thought I'd better make a new thread for this so the link doesn't get buried -

britlads-prime.ftb.host

It's vanilla right now, save for GriefProtection, which allows you to claim an area of land that will be secured from damage/grief. I don't know if we need this or if it'll ruin the 'fun' of natural disasters like your house being cunted over by creepers. But for now all you do is do /claim in your house to claim your first area, then subsequent claims or edits will require a golden shovel. It's a whole thing, look it up.

I'm happy to stick other mods in there if we get bored, and please let me know if you encounter performance issues - I'm using some hosting service that might well be shite.
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>> No. 22986 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 1:37 am
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>>22964
Are Ender Chests vanilla MC? If so, that might be your solution.
>> No. 22987 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 11:41 am
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There is, but you'll need to use a hopper minecart. That can collect the beef and deliver it, maybe run it off a Redstone clock so it delivers periodically.
>> No. 22988 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 10:01 pm
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If you're going to do this please don't do it anywhere near spawn
>> No. 23061 Anonymous
1st October 2019
Tuesday 5:23 pm
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Here are there any backups knocking about for this world? I wouldn't mind taking over hosting it once I've some more time.
Plus I liked my base.
>> No. 23347 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 5:36 pm
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Not the OP but I just set up a new server. Been playing a lot of MC of late and figured it'd be best to share the wealth a little.

51.89.247.224:25615 for those interested. The host allows automated tasks so sending out occasional backups should be a doddle.

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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. 12265 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 10:55 pm
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>> No. 12266 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 12:10 am
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>>12265
That is quite mad.

LazyTown on acid, which is saying something.
>> No. 12267 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 6:56 am
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>>12266
Any excuse.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfYnvDL0Qcw
>> No. 12268 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 11:11 am
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As soon as I heard the opening I remembered I had booked marked that song ages ago you've started me on a short Odyssey now of going through songs I never went back and re-listen to.


I rediscovered this one by them.


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11th February 2020
Tuesday 12:37 pm
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>> No. 64893 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 5:34 pm
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Woman, 22, with FOUR breasts due to condition

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7986741/Woman-has-four-tiddies.html

The dream???
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10th February 2020
Monday 6:24 pm
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>> No. 23317 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 3:35 pm
/e/23317 Modern CRT gaming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8BVTHxc4LM

Over the past few years I've owned at least one decent example of each of the main types of flat panels, and in each case I've been disappointed at some aspect the image quality, particularly when it comes to the blurriness of motion in games. I've also heard anecdotes of people dragging now-ancient CRT monitors out and being amazed even compared to the latest gaming flat panels. Then I caught the above video. I think Digital Foundry are generally pretty reliable, so it's really had me really thinking.

Anyone here have any recent experience?
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>> No. 23341 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 9:27 pm
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>>23336 & all subsequent posts

This is lovely. When did you pick it up?

I know the DC had some bloody ambitious ideas but I never knew they went this far.

Also, is that a flusher in >>23337?

It looks to big to fit on a cistern. Hmm.
>> No. 23343 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 12:39 pm
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That's adorable.
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10th February 2020
Monday 2:40 pm
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>When did you pick it up?
Nah, these are just photos found elsewhere. I did look seriously into buying one a long time ago, back when they were still around for £400 or so, but the shipping was astronomical. Wish I'd paid it now, of course.

Here's a bonus Sega obscurity, from a few years earlier: a shitty Aiwa boombox, that inexplicably included a Megadrive and Mega CD. I've always thought it looked a bit like a rice cooker. Yours for £2,500 on ebay.
>> No. 23345 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 4:15 pm
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It looks like something straight out of Space Channel 5. I'm surprised there wasn't some kind of tie-in promotion (that I can find, anyway.)
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10th February 2020
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Ah, Space Channel 5. At a time when advertisers and brands were ditching Michael Jackson en masse (in the wake of the paedo accusations), Sega of Japan decided you should be dancing with him.

Questionable judgement.

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>> ID: d83f24 No. 15273 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 10:47 pm

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I've noticed the vimeo tags on the feature page don't work anymore. This is annoying as I was going to wish everyone a good week before bed by posting a twee porn music video:
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>> ID: e7a361 No. 15274 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 12:33 pm

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Whoa lad, do you mind not posting the lezzers in /sfw?

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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. 23313 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 11:18 pm
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>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.
>> No. 23315 Anonymous
4th February 2020
Tuesday 9:54 pm
23315 Warcraft 3: Reforged
Maybe none of you are surprised, Blizzard has been on the mobile and loot box game for a while.

WC3:R, however, is a whole new low. Classic WoW had it's issues but they were, at least, #NoChanges in the face of a decade of optimisation. The "release" of a new WarCraft:3 on the other hand is probably the most cynical cash grab since the Diablo Mobile game.

No ladder.
No MMR matchmaking (curb stomps are no fun for anyone involved).
18 years of ladder got erased (you can still work around this, but wtf).

WTF is going on?
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4th February 2020
Tuesday 10:13 pm
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>>23315
Blizzard of old are gone, it's quite sad really. Whoever is in charge over there now clearly doesn't give a fuck.
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9th February 2020
Sunday 10:39 pm
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I saw Reforged as their last chance to win back fan support after the Hong Kong thing and Diablo Mobile, but they fucked up even a reskin of a 17 year old game. It's almost impressive how far they've fallen. It's a shame, I was really looking forward to Reforged as WCIII is the only RTS I've enjoyed, but I'm glad I held off on preordering.

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>> No. 3936 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 1:45 pm
/fat/3936 Fat bastard weight loss thread
Get in here fatlads.

I've made an effort to properly lose weight but have stalled in the last 2 months - and it's starting to creep up. I used to lift weights 3x/week and control the diet, but I can't lift for a while until some medical stuff gets sorted. This has taken a bit of a hit on my progress - or more likely,ive used it an excuse to slack.

What's your story?

P.s. I track calories and weight using my fitness pal.
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>> No. 5057 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 12:24 am
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As someone who spent a lot of time in skate parks (albeit many, many years ago), the speed and the jumps don't bother me per se. All those fucking trees, though! And the generally uneven terrain and lack of visibility. Jesus. It'd be like riding a vert ramp with metal bars jutting up out of it for no good reason, only blindfolded.
>> No. 5058 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 1:17 am
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Visibility is a lot better in real life, don't forget your eyeline will be 6 feet or more on a mountain bike.

Learning to react to the terrain is the whole point, of course.
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9th February 2020
Sunday 3:46 pm
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As an impartial arbiter who has never held any interest in cycling, I can confirm that mountain biking looks like an exciting and challenging hobby for fun people while road cycling looks like an exercise in lycra-clad self-flagellation for office workers too dull to find the sort of girlfriend who'll perform all that genital torture they're secretly craving.
>> No. 5060 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 4:10 pm
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Nah m8. If you're reasonably fit, your bike is sorted and you've got a bit of sense, road cycling is gentle and almost effortless. You fall into a groove where your legs keep turning and the miles keep ticking over. It sounds bonkers, but you get to the point where you can go out for a 100 mile ride on a Sunday morning and still have loads of gas left in the tank.

Also roadie birds are much fitter than MTB birds.


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9th February 2020
Sunday 4:27 pm
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Are jules does plenty of MTB too to be fair.

All the proper naughty ones also do track/crit cycling too mind. I'd list some names but it's a bit weird since I know quite a few of them.

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>> No. 434030 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 8:43 am
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How will you be celebrating Independence Day?
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>> No. 434191 Anonymous
3rd February 2020
Monday 3:36 pm
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>>434183

It's all a question of how far you are prepared to go with your forensics.

It is known that the East German Stasi secret police very closely monitored commercially available typewriters, to the extent that a type sample of every typewriter in the country was at one point on file in the Stasi's database. The idea was that this would help easily identify political dissidents who would create pamphlets on a typewriter or other anti-government material.

BBC Four showed the award-winning film The Lives of Others a while ago, which is universally acclaimed for its historical accuracy, and in it, an East German dissident is given a typewriter that was smuggled in from West Germany via underground contacts, precisely because it wasn't in the Stasi's database, and that way, that dissident was able to write secret accounts of life in East Germany that would be passed on to West German media, without being found out.
>> No. 434226 Anonymous
6th February 2020
Thursday 4:56 pm
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-guernsey-51364513

Bit fishy, that story
>> No. 434251 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 11:35 am
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Immigration: Salary threshold set to be lowered

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-51430811

Lower salary thresholds to attract immigrants we actually need, like for the NHS. Perhaps this Brexit malarkey is going to turn out just fine.
>> No. 434258 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 2:39 pm
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I'm not racist but; how does the continuing pilfering of the developing world solve actual issues in the teaching and nursing professions? At the very least, a sector with a "skills shortage" should try paying a decent wage first followed by asking why so many critical sectors of our economy have low productivity compared to our rivals.

Also:
>Points will also be awarded for speaking good English

Great time to be running a degree mill I guess.
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9th February 2020
Sunday 2:49 pm
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If there's one thing both parties have demonstrated, it's that there's no interest in upskilling workers in this country to equip them to perform the jobs we need doing. It's far cheaper and more efficient to just import labour. No matter what kind of game they talk about immigration, it's never ever going to be reduced by any significant amount by either party.

It's a depressing reality to face but honestly I don't think anyone running the show in this country is bothered about productivity or the like any more. Britain has been long since set aside for asset stripping, essentially. The banks have a comfortable time in London and that's basically the only thing that matters in the eyes of anyone who gets within sniffing range of power.

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>> No. 64884 Billbob
7th February 2020
Friday 10:23 pm
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will you be here tomorrow?
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>> No. 64887 Searchfag
8th February 2020
Saturday 12:00 pm
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>>64886
No, I'm talking about the time James Hetfield got a bad papercut
>> No. 64889 Auntiefucker
8th February 2020
Saturday 12:19 pm
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CLEARLY IT WAS, HOWEVER I'D LIKE TO PEDANTICALLY DISPUTE TONY IOMMI'S INFLUENCE ON THE GENRE BEING SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH THAT IT WOULDN'T EXIST WITHOUT HIM.

MAYBE WE WOULDN'T HAVE TEDIOUS STONER DOOM BANDS WHO ALL SOUND EXACTLY LIKE SLEEP/ELECTRIC WIZARD, BUT AS LONG AS NO HARM COMES TO RITCHIE BLACKMORE WE'D STILL HAVE THE REST OF HEAVY METAL.

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NOW THERE'S A MAN OF INFLUENCE. I RECKON METALLICA WENT SO FAR INTO OVERRATED THAT THESE DAYS THEY'VE CYCLED BACK AROUND TO UNDERRATED. IF PARANOID WAS DOOM AND HELL BENT FOR LEATHER WAS QUAKE, MASTER OF PUPPETS WAS HALF LIFE.
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8th February 2020
Saturday 1:08 pm
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>HOWEVER I'D LIKE TO PEDANTICALLY DISPUTE TONY IOMMI'S INFLUENCE ON THE GENRE BEING SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH THAT IT WOULDN'T EXIST WITHOUT HIM.
True, we'd still have metal, but I reckon it would have gone in a quite different direction for a while at least. The move to thinner strings with higher gain amps and pickups, combined with low slow riffs was a big influence on the sounds of the NWOBHM.

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>NOW THERE'S A MAN OF INFLUENCE. I RECKON METALLICA WENT SO FAR INTO OVERRATED THAT THESE DAYS THEY'VE CYCLED BACK AROUND TO UNDERRATED.
I just wish they'd fucking retire already and let people enjoy their old work in peace.
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8th February 2020
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9th February 2020
Sunday 12:39 am
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>I JUST WISH THEY'D FUCKING RETIRE ALREADY AND LET PEOPLE ENJOY THEIR OLD WORK IN PEACE.
It's about 20 years too late for that though, isn't it?

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>> No. 5637 Anonymous
12th May 2015
Tuesday 11:26 am
/uni/5637 Collegiate System
There's something I'm not getting at all. So I managed to get accepted to Oxford (postgrad) and after that, I'm supposed to get a college. They just "forward" your application, nothing else to do but I managed to get rejected from the two colleges I chose semi-randomly based on how nice the building looked, and as a foreignlad I'm wondering what's the point of it, besides cheaper accommodation.
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>> No. 5897 Anonymous
14th September 2015
Monday 2:58 pm
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Homeless, eh? Just get yourself some dry shampoo and give your balls a rinse in the public toilets each morning. It's only a couple of months, you dandy.
>> No. 5898 Anonymous
14th September 2015
Monday 8:33 pm
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Flying in from where?
The backpacker's hostel by the station isn't a bad place as far as hostels go. I know a lad who got a room in less than three days of looking just over a fortnight ago, shouldn't be too bad if you're proactive about it.
>> No. 5904 Anonymous
20th September 2015
Sunday 11:51 pm
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The very day I posted that, I got an e-mail from the college saying I was given a room from the waitlist. Now I'm happily posting from the hall room and not bitching about how it is 30 minutes to where my lectures are and how the bed is squeaky and how I have to share a bathroom.

This is a good start, even though I'll probably have to spend the year resisting the urge to pee in the sink instead of putting on pants and walking all the way down the corridor.
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27th September 2015
Sunday 11:43 pm
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Addendum: Apparently they don't give rooms in the nice main college site to graduate students, so I got shipped off to the edge of Norham Gardens. Bit far away from everything.
>> No. 6411 Anonymous
8th February 2020
Saturday 11:11 pm
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Well this thread is still here.

I can safely say that after actually going there, being part of a college and graduating I still don't understand its function and can't explain it to anyone.

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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. 13232 Anonymous
8th February 2020
Saturday 5:42 pm
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It didn't take long for supermarkets to fuck up sushi did it? It's just rice and fish. I JUST WANT RICE AND FISH.
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8th February 2020
Saturday 7:23 pm
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Supermarket sushi is already fucked up from a purist or authenticity standpoint. I still like it but it's very much its own thing when compared to the fresh stuff.

Anyway, my mum likes the duck and chicken sushi packs, so at least we can agree she's fucking mental.
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8th February 2020
Saturday 8:39 pm
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> my mum likes the duck and chicken
more like dick and chucken IYKWIM.
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8th February 2020
Saturday 8:46 pm
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SMELLS LIKE FISH
LOOKS LIKE CHICKEN
GIVE IT A LICK
AND STICK YOUR DICK IN

Thanks grandad.
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8th February 2020
Saturday 10:34 pm
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She probably does, she's been single for a while though if anyone's interested.

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>> No. 29373 Anonymous
6th February 2020
Thursday 12:44 am
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How do you fucking do it, lads? All I can see is the endless 5/2 cycle stretching out until I die (let's face it, if you're under 40 now there won't be a pension). It doesn't matter if I enjoy the job, it doesn't matter is I change job, it's just the concept of it being like this forever.

Sure, I get a few weeks a year off, but it's nothing compared to the amount of time I will spend at work.

I considered a Ph.D., but it will only delay the inevitable.

God, life is awful. Return me to the fucking void so I don't have to spend most of my waking life working so I can go on to spend most of my waking life working.
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>> No. 29398 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 12:46 am
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But that's the point - we'd all like these things but they aren't realistic, so why not focus on things that are to make it a bit more manageable?

The point was 21k salary in the car at a bad point was a low, but those things helped and also led to preferable outcomes too, but you probably knew that.

There's always two types of responses to these threads: those that have some suggestions and those that just want to say how hopeless it is becuase of X,Y and Z which doesn't really provide any help.
>> No. 29399 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 1:01 am
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This is my first reply in the thread.

I don't mind my job at all - good conditions, alright pay (29k rising to 33k in a couple of years), and work I mostly enjoy, or can at least get stuck into enough to speed the 8 hours along. Still, it doesn't change the 5/2 fact.

On the frugality front, I've only just dug myself out of the debt that comes with moving in to somewhere properly for the first time, but am reliably putting away £300+ a month. Still, as has been mentioned before, at the wages I'm at now, I'll not be able to save anywhere near enough to fuck it off for any real length of time.

I also strongly disagree on the fronts of a) it being a "teenage" mindset, and b) that I should make peace with it; I think most people of all ages are dissatisfied with the system as it is (the national lottery is big for a reason), but are in too deep to change it. Kids, mortgage, etc mean you can't just fuck it off. Making space with it is accepting defeat, and I'm not ready to do that.

On the other hand, if the revolution comes tomorrow I'll just be doing a different 5/2, even the most utopian of fully automated gay space luxury communism will require a generation if not more of both the loss of individualism and hard fucking work.

There's no escape from it, and I can see why people take the one in seventeen million chance in the lottery because the appeal is so strong.

Realistically, I'll probably end up taking as much unpaid leave on top of my paid leave as I can per year, and seeing if I can work 9-hour shifts and take every other Friday off.

On the acid front: maybe. I don't think I would ever be in the right mindspace.
>> No. 29400 Anonymous
7th February 2020
Friday 1:30 am
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The dream is to get a job where you can work from home. Once you have one of them you can basically fuck off anywhere your passport will get you in and work from anywhere with an internet connection. I think that's about as close to freedom as any of us will find in this lifetime.

Most jobs of that type are probably freelance gigs; programming and writing, although journalism (which is currently dying in the clickbait gutter) used to be an option - maybe it still is some countries.

I can't name any other professions like this off the top of my head but there have to be a few, maybe try checking out some of those "digital nomad" websites and see if anyone who lives that "lifestyle" (Christ, I hate that word) works in an area that you can maybe shimmy yourself into.
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7th February 2020
Friday 5:06 am
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Hobbies.

I don't mind my job, in fact I enjoy it, and it's almost a hobby itself, but even when I had a more taxing one, my interests outside of work kept me from topping myself.

If you have something you're truly excited to go home and do, work seems trivial.
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8th February 2020
Saturday 8:30 pm
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This is really depressing. I feel like I have no control over my life since last summer. I need to reset.

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