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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. 13464 Anonymous
24th June 2020
Wednesday 2:10 am
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>>13462

All food industry/catering stuff is the same brushed stainless steel stuff from restaurants to McDonalds to production lines.

Only real difference is in uniforms, and frequency of getting shouted at.
>> No. 13465 Anonymous
24th June 2020
Wednesday 2:21 am
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>>13464

Would people think I was a mentalist if I fitted my home kitchen with stainless steel tables? They're really good.
>> No. 13466 Anonymous
24th June 2020
Wednesday 7:03 am
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>>13465
No. The one challenge with steel/glass tables is that they are very uncomfortable to sit at though. By all means use them for worktops, but metal/glass is much too cold for your arms to rest on. It's why all those people who have fancy glass desks at work are actually twats, they're almost impossible to sit and type at.
>> No. 13467 Anonymous
24th June 2020
Wednesday 10:22 am
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>>13461
There were some people on Twitter (I think black Twitter) who were laughing at people who wash their rice.

I don't get it. If I'm eating it plain, I wash my rice? It comes covered in shit which makes it taste bitter.
>> No. 13468 Anonymous
24th June 2020
Wednesday 10:55 am
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>>13467

You're absolutely supposed to wash (uncooked) rice, any Asian person would think you were mental if you skipped that step.

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>> No. 13435 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 10:57 am
/nom/13435 Restaurants
Do restaurants matter? Are they really any good? Obviously many of them are doomed post-lockdown and will likely become whatever follows the vape shop as the highstreet fad by this time next year. But other than the people they employ do people really like them? Really? Really... ?
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>> No. 13454 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 5:18 pm
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>>13453

>Also, if your cinema is selling popcorn, it's likely some shitty chain like Showcase or Cineworld so I can see why you would rather watch TV.

Absolutely mental take. Even the arthouse cinemas I've been to do popcorn.
>> No. 13455 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 5:47 pm
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>>13448
>What's with those restaurants that have tables right next to each other?

I've never understood how people are okay with this either and will actively avoid restaurants that do this. The worst part for me is when you can't hear the person opposite because everyone else is talking in your ear. And those times when there's plenty of space by the windows but I get assigned some table in the middle of a row in the ugly people section.

You will usually find this with places in the city that have good ratings but it always felt silly for me as I can't enjoy the food when I'm claustrophobic. I don't care how authentic the food is, I'm here to spend time with someone as the priority.
>> No. 13459 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 9:17 pm
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>>13441
It's not that I dislike them, but I find them the least appealing of all the public places you can go with people. If I wanted to eat and drink I'd rather be in a cafe or pub, or weather and enviroment permitting, get something to take away and sit outdoors. I feel like their only function is for people to meet up with extended family members and eat mediocre fare in groups of at least four. If we weren't resigned to living in tiny homes and getting by on whatever's on the "Whoospie" counter at Asda that wouldn't even exist.
>> No. 13460 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 9:38 pm
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>>13453
> food is food, it's no an experience the same way cinema is.

You epitomise all the base and low customs of man that I have so come to despise.
>> No. 13463 Anonymous
24th June 2020
Wednesday 12:47 am
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>>13460

It does seem strange that they can be so sneeringly reductionist about one ritual of life and culture. But so snobbish about the other that they wouldn't dream of going somewhere that they served popcorn!

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>> No. 65771 Are Moaty
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 3:04 pm
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>> No. 65782 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 8:05 pm
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This hurts my brain.
>> No. 65783 R4GE
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 8:41 pm
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>> No. 65784 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 8:43 pm
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>>65783
I don't know who this woman is but I seem to be seeing screenshots of her tweets everywhere for the past few days.
>> No. 65785 Crabkiller
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 9:20 pm
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>>65783
>SE Asia enthusiast

I thought the Green movement was trying to distance itself from paedophilia?
>> No. 65786 Samefag
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 10:34 pm
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>>65783
To be fair, if I saw a tweet from Johnny Nobody MP I'd assume they were British. Though I might fact-check get an unpaid intern to fact-check it for me if I was a paid politician.

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>> ID: 11eb95 No. 15370 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 5:04 pm

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Wordfilter for [-]? I vote 'cheesy flesh folds'.
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>> ID: 6c0fdd No. 15373 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 7:32 pm

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Who gives a toss. Filter it, don't filter it - I've seen it in like four posts.
>> ID: 33a0e6 No. 15374 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 7:48 pm

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>>15370
>[-]
U wot?
>> ID: e200b6 No. 15375 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 8:07 pm

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>>15374

Those fatty fuckers don't like people announcing they are hiding their thread.
>> ID: a1997b No. 15376 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 8:14 pm

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>>15373

Four posts is about 40% of daily posting, though.

It's hilariously* filtered on relevant boards anyway.
>> ID: 6df7e0 No. 15377 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 9:14 pm

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Some have called it a forced meme, but I thought it was pretty funny when I posted it in response to the ladyboy lads on about meaty she-cocks. In my head the joke was that I bet it was one of those lads who posted it in the chubster thread to begin with.

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>> No. 22518 Anonymous
9th November 2018
Friday 10:37 pm
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I guess this is the right board for it. Time for a boardgame thread?
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>> No. 23807 Anonymous
9th June 2020
Tuesday 7:55 pm
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>>23806

No bugger can spell it, or pronounce it for that matter.
>> No. 23814 Anonymous
10th June 2020
Wednesday 2:57 pm
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>>23807
Very fair. It's not quite got the same ring to it as 'quick game of chess?'
>> No. 23821 Anonymous
10th June 2020
Wednesday 8:12 pm
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>>23814

One of the big problems for the game of Go in the west is that it's basically ungoogleable.
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10th June 2020
Wednesday 8:21 pm
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>> No. 23898 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 1:05 pm
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Been playing Kingdomino, which is quite fun if you want a quick game that lasts about 10/15 minutes.

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>> No. 89959 Anonymous
12th June 2020
Friday 12:21 pm
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What does this mean?
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>> No. 90007 Anonymous
21st June 2020
Sunday 10:47 pm
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Inflation has only been higher than returns from the average ABI Global and ABI Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares pension fund net of fees in two of the past ten years, the twelve months to 19 June 2016 and 2012. Even with the dot-com bubble, the financial crisis and shitting the bed over coronavirus the returns of your average global equity pension fund are roughly double that of inflation; if I wanted to cherry pick then over the past 10 years the ABI Global sector average has returned 135.03% compared with 30.39% for inflation.

If you'd have a negative return after inflation and fees then there would be no point whatsoever in investing. Are you on about cash interest rates? You're not investing your pension in a cash fund are you? That would explain a lot.
>> No. 90008 Anonymous
22nd June 2020
Monday 9:16 am
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Mmm, 50% better than inflation. That's not really that good, is it? And that graph is at somewhat of a high point, and I suspect about to go down a bit.
You're not making a compelling case for pensions having been a good investment (except for free company money, which is great but isn't always on offer).
The payments I made over the first 10 years of my working life will get me maybe three extra weeks in a private care home before running out of cash. For that benefit, I was a bit more strapped for those years, and had to make the expensive compromises that being broke entails.
I think that the 'save into a pension early, compound interest is magic' line favours the pensions industry far more than it favours the saver.
(If your pay never really goes up over time, it may look different? As it is, the amount I paid in back then, and the effort it took, just seems to have been wasted. More goes in each month, than that decade got me.)
Just working harder / getting more qualifications / being less broke all seem to be better investments in hindsight.
>> No. 90009 Anonymous
22nd June 2020
Monday 9:18 am
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>>90008 Edit: not more each month, I wish. Every few months.
>> No. 90010 Anonymous
22nd June 2020
Monday 12:55 pm
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>except for free company money, which is great but isn't always on offer

Yes it is, thanks to auto-enrolment. Employers have to contribute to a pension.

That 20 year snapshot is only applicable if you invested all of your money June 2000 and took it all out in June 2020, which won't be the case for people regularly saving into a pension. As I've said, you can change the time frame to suit your argument (pic related) but with compounding the longer you've invested the greater its effects, which is why the curve steepens.

Compounding works best when you have a large sum for it to be applicable to. For the overwhelming majority of people this means starting early and building the sum up this way. It may be different for you, but "opt out of your pension scheme and pass out of free money so you can instead use this money to help you work harder and advance your career" is terrible advice for the majority.
>> No. 90011 Anonymous
22nd June 2020
Monday 2:12 pm
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>>90010 Compounding works best when you have a large sum for it to be applicable to.

Having lots of money is often a good starting point for having lots of money. Bootstrapping's a bitch.

(I'd forgotten about auto-enrolment, good point, and it may well make things less crappy for the young / low waged than it used to be.)

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>> No. 2145 Anonymous
10th August 2016
Wednesday 8:38 pm
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Lads, complete novice here. I need a drill for screwing things and maybe drilling. There are far too many things to choose from, and I have a serious issue with choice. Wired, battery powered, hammer drill, etc. It is all too complicated.

What is a good drill? What should I buy?
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>> No. 2749 Anonymous
20th June 2020
Saturday 12:35 am
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You can get mains-powered ones.
>> No. 2750 Anonymous
20th June 2020
Saturday 10:34 am
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>>2749
I don't know why I didn't think of this.
>> No. 2751 Anonymous
20th June 2020
Saturday 1:34 pm
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>I realise if my shed didn't have power, it might be a different story
You'll be sorry when you're building a new shed (or any other large construction). Extension cords draped all over the place are a dangerous hassle when you're working on anything bigger than will fit on your work table.
>> No. 2752 Anonymous
20th June 2020
Saturday 2:58 pm
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Well, I was going to get a DeWalt, after this thread sang its praises and because they are on offer at Screwfix, but after my carless self had trekked all the way down there they told me they were next-day collection only. So I thought fuck making two trips, went into the B&Q next door and bought the first reasonably cheap drill I saw, an Erbauer ECD18-Li-2. It came with free drill bits. I'm sure it will be fine, I'm not looking at becoming a professional joiner.
>> No. 2753 Anonymous
20th June 2020
Saturday 6:11 pm
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>>2751

>Extension cords draped all over the place are a dangerous hassle when you're working on anything bigger than will fit on your work table.

You're not wrong, but I can't imagine I'll be building a shed or anything particularly large with my dremel anytime soon.

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>> No. 5175 Anonymous
10th May 2020
Sunday 11:00 pm
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I'm relatively new to weight training. How much would you need to lift to have a body similar to Mac's? I know the aim is to continually increase the amount you can lift but I've genuinely no idea when looking at various physiques how much they'd roughly be able to and it'd be nice to have a mental benchmark to be working towards.

Thanks, lads.
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>> No. 5236 Anonymous
14th June 2020
Sunday 12:28 pm
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>>5235

What have you been doing, diet wise?
>> No. 5237 Anonymous
14th June 2020
Sunday 12:44 pm
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The majority of days around 750g - 1kg of 5% fat mince, usually as baked kofta with spices, some days I also drink a protein shake before bed (90g powder 500ml semi skimmed milk).

Have resorted to some high fibre veg on a few days. And couple of days where I fried up egg, mince and onions together instead of kofta.

When I can I usually do a loaded march up a hill carrying 20kg for a few hours.
>> No. 5238 Anonymous
14th June 2020
Sunday 9:56 pm
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>>5234
You didn't see your girlfriend for ~10 weeks?
>> No. 5239 Anonymous
15th June 2020
Monday 8:50 am
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>>5238
Nope, she was isolating with a vulnerable family member and I went home to my parents.
>> No. 5240 Anonymous
20th June 2020
Saturday 4:09 pm
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>>5235

>Will probably continue the diet for another month at least but start working on growing my arms and man tits for the next month.

I am beginning to understand why people usually split strength building and weight loss into different stages, it has been 5 days since I added muscle building to my routine and I feel weak as a kitten.

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>> No. 17330 Anonymous
10th November 2013
Sunday 8:14 pm
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Just finished The Last Of Us and I don't remember us having a thread about it, so what do you lot reckon?

Personally, it's gone right into the all time favorites and I award it a rare fanfuckingtastic out of 10. Amazingly well written and decently lengthy. Even if the story did pinch bits from plenty of other films & games.
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>> No. 22046 Anonymous
7th December 2016
Wednesday 10:03 am
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From what I remember the game "slightly" lets up on you there and gives you a bigger amount of stuff. Still have to make every shot count though.
>> No. 22047 Anonymous
7th December 2016
Wednesday 11:40 am
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Yeah it wasn't so bad. Having to do the whole of the hospital in one stretch was much more tricky.

I did the DLC afterwards (Grounded doesn't make much odds here, but it's still great), and then read the comics (eh... I've read worse). Now I'm really fired up for a game that's not going to be released for years.

Oh well.
>> No. 23595 Anonymous
27th April 2020
Monday 8:51 am
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So,pretty much everything from TLOU2, just leaked. Cutscenes start to finish, deaths and plotpoints. Be wary.
>> No. 23597 Anonymous
27th April 2020
Monday 11:30 am
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I don't subscribe to the cult of spoilers. Seems like people live their lives in fear of one spoiler or another, but if you read them they can't hurt you anymore and you may realise the game you were looking forward to is a Rian Johnson tier subversive mess and your money would be better spent buying Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.

Hypothetically.
>> No. 23881 Anonymous
20th June 2020
Saturday 10:04 am
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Well.
Part 2 is a bit grim.

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>> No. 65758 YubYub
16th June 2020
Tuesday 9:53 pm
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I was about to sleep with a blind woman when she told me I'd got the biggest cock she'd ever felt. I said "you're pulling my leg."
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>> No. 65762 Anonymous
20th June 2020
Saturday 3:23 am
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>> No. 4253 Anonymous
18th February 2019
Monday 6:32 pm
/mph/4253 Car and bike official weekend thread but also weekdays
Okay might as well try and be polite and keep the oil out of the other megathreads.

Welcome to the motor one. In an attempt to actually get people to post in it, tell me about the car you really want and could feasibly afford. Right now I'm really thinking a lot about a big square 80s Merc as we've been talking about them. Even a Lada would be fun as fuck.
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>> No. 4461 Anonymous
19th June 2020
Friday 4:03 pm
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>>4457 Aluminium cables and crimps are coming. Brace yourself for a complete fucking nightmare.
>> No. 4462 Anonymous
19th June 2020
Friday 5:34 pm
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>For all the big talk about a shift to electric cars to try save the environment, the market will still run on making sure people buy a new one every 3-5 years on a lease.

It's worse than that.
It's going to be a case of:
"Hey this 4 year old car I bought only lasts 50 miles on a full charge."
"Sure we can fix that, it's £6000 for a new battery pack and £500 labour because we've got to strip the entire chassis to get at it."

I shudder at the thought of the massive mountains of lithium batteries that are going to be piled up waiting for "recycling" in the next ten years.
>> No. 4463 Anonymous
19th June 2020
Friday 5:47 pm
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>>4457
Maybe if the cost and complexity of maintaining cars goes up, public transport utilisation will go up? Wishful thinking?
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19th June 2020
Friday 5:51 pm
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My plan is to keep an old, low pressure diesel car that is mechanically basic but well regarded enough to still have parts available today, or at least simple enough to machine them. Then I'll have a classic car that will run forever, exempt from emmisions and MOT. If emissions laws change for classics, biodiesel is a thing, and low pressure diesel engines have little problem running on straight veg oil with minimal modification. Worst case scenario, an EV engine could be made or adapted for it. And I'll not once have had to deal with an engine code.

The obvious choice would be and early 90s 4x4, a defender or hilux, or a more comfortable prospect like a W12x merc or similar.

Defender makes most sense in this country, as parts are still made. But hardly a comfortable motorway cruiser, but then again this is more about just making sure i always have a car that runs and can be worked on myself, more than anything else.
>> No. 4465 Anonymous
19th June 2020
Friday 6:35 pm
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>"Hey this 4 year old car I bought only lasts 50 miles on a full charge."

We used to think that, but EV batteries are a lot more durable than we expected. A lot of early-model Leafs are at 80% capacity after a decade of hard use. First-gen EVs did have very marginal battery capacity, but something like a Hyundai Kona should still have a very useful 150 miles of range after 300-400,000 miles.

>I shudder at the thought of the massive mountains of lithium batteries that are going to be piled up waiting for "recycling" in the next ten years.

A shagged out EV battery is still a very useful grid storage battery, so there's a ready market for them. The Tesla Powerwall was designed to use refurbished Tesla EV batteries, but demand is so high that they're building them with brand new batteries.

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>> No. 27473 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 6:25 pm
/g/27473 Facebook Fake Giveaway Scams
I've noticed some of my friends (young and old) sharing shit from these clearly fake giveaway scams. Sometimes they'll pretend to be a legitimate company, other times it'll be something generic, but they are always running a prize draw for something amazing.

What's their endgame? How do the scammers make money out of this?
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>> No. 27482 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 8:09 pm
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17-year olds.
>> No. 27483 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 8:21 pm
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Those "house giveaway" raffles are always rendered illegal - I think the way the regulations work, is that if you/anyone stands to benefit financially from the raffle, it has to be run properly.

Obviously, small clubs/pubs, charities run raffles all the time in person, but I think the minute you start advertising cars/houses as the prizes, the regulations turn up and (usually) shut you down.
>> No. 27484 Anonymous
19th June 2020
Friday 9:08 am
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Funnily enough this popped up on my timeline this morning. Took 2 seconds to check and see that the page was only created yesterday.

Is it just to grab a list of active (and gullible) FB accounts to sell to a spammer?
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19th June 2020
Friday 1:51 pm
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If I had to guess, it's a great way to find accounts with lots of data to harvest - some of these people still have their mobile number and email set to public. On top of that, someone believing they can win a car by sharing a post is much, much more likely to follow through on your phishing link or whatever other scam you happen to be running.
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19th June 2020
Friday 1:53 pm
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Also, compare and contrast to the chain posts that get people to share their mothers maiden name, their date of birth, etc etc.

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>> No. 24774 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 10:49 am
/g/24774 New phone
So my Three contract (24m One Plan at £33.50pm) is finally bloody ending and I'd rather not keep paying for this lacklustre Galaxy S4. It's caused me more bother than good.

Do any of you chaps have recommendations for a more modern handset, perhaps on contract at a lesser price? Stock Android is a bonus. Expandable memory is a must.
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>> No. 27469 Anonymous
22nd May 2020
Friday 1:10 pm
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It'll be to attract people who like to use challenger brands and avoid the big names. A bit like when people think they're sticking it to Amazon by ordering through AbeBooks instead.
>> No. 27470 Anonymous
22nd May 2020
Friday 1:21 pm
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Catch is these sub-networks always have shit coverage, as if they don't utilise the full network or something. I've no idea but there must be a cost saving somewhere. I'm with O2, my missus is on plusnet, who supposedly us O2. She always has poor signal or limited Internet, where I'm having no trouble.
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22nd May 2020
Friday 1:40 pm
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I thought maybe that, but the Vodafone logo is displayed on the VOXI website, though granted only at the footer. Then again, I remember when they launched, they had a stand in my uni's SU, which as I recall had the "BY VODAFONE" fairly prominently displayed.

Whatever, I'll probably go with them as my vodafone coverage where I am is fairly good, and if it's shit I'm not on contract.
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22nd May 2020
Friday 6:23 pm
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>>27471

Three operate a similar sub-brand called SMARTY. It allows them to compete on price with the likes of GiffGaff without directly competing with themselves. You don't get some of the perks available on the main brand, but the core service is exactly the same.

>>27470

Plusnet uses the EE network, not O2.
>> No. 27485 Anonymous
19th June 2020
Friday 12:07 pm
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>>27468

Finally got round to giving Vodafone a ring to cancel, and they offered me a discount to £12 on the same plan, so not all too different to VOXI.

What they didn't say until I asked before agreeing to the new contract, was that it was for 24 months instead of the 12 I've been on for the past few years. I don't like that at all.

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>> No. 437212 Anonymous
23rd May 2020
Saturday 4:37 am
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It's that time of day again.
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>> No. 437386 Anonymous
5th June 2020
Friday 4:28 am
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And 4:30 the full concert starts.
>> No. 437387 Anonymous
5th June 2020
Friday 4:54 am
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Very comforting to see that it's not just my sleep pattern that's been royally toasted through all this.
>> No. 437388 Anonymous
5th June 2020
Friday 9:52 am
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Everyone's.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52911395
>> No. 437512 Anonymous
19th June 2020
Friday 3:53 am
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Yeah, started up about half an hour ago. Only a couple of hours ago I had to take my dog out in the foggy black. I hate this time of year, the heat, humidity and lack of true night-time.

>>437388

I've worked 9-5 in an office the entire lockdown and I'm absolutely fucked. Usually end up napping for 2-3 hours from around 7pm, waking up in my clothes groggy, then watching YouTube until about 5am where I sleep for about 3 hours. I haven't done anything at work for about a fortnight, I just go in, sit down for 7 hours and come home.
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19th June 2020
Friday 5:16 am
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I have always like this time of year, being able to wander about at 3am in a tshirt and shorts in the twilight really just reminds me of being on holiday. I have always worked odd hours though which probably explains why I don't mind it never being properly dark.

This time last year I was doing night watch shifts, I would hammer out all the basic admin and ops stuff you're meant to occupy your time with all night by about 11pm, then all I was really there for was in case there was an emergency, so I'd grab a radio and a phone and just wander about outside, usually I'd just sit on the roof terrace type thing people smoke on during the day and just enjoy the quiet. People hated that shift, even the ones that just sat in the office watching netflix all night, but I loved it. Never got to do it in the winter, I can see that being much less fun.

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>> No. 25931 Anonymous
16th June 2020
Tuesday 11:46 am
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India soldiers killed in clash with Chinese forces

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-53061476

Apparently they haven't been using guns so they've just been beating each other to death.

Are we going to have World War Three?
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>> No. 25959 Anonymous
16th June 2020
Tuesday 6:16 pm
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China and India don't actively despise each other on the same level as India and laplanderstan do and no nukes have flown there yet, so I doubt this will precipitate a WW3 esque conflict.

The ceasefire will end eventually, but I doubt it will be Chinese troops that break it.
>> No. 25976 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 2:09 pm
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>> No. 25979 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 3:02 pm
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These were common in the days of the Sino-Soviet border dispute. Every winter lads from either side would meet on frozen lakes and knock the shit out of each other with crude weapons.

You would think in the decades since they would have specialised kit for the job but I guess you can't improve on perfection.
>> No. 25980 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 5:11 pm
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Plausible deniability innit. The 1996 agreement prohibits the use of military force within the border exclusion zone, but the use of crude improvised weapons allows both sides to pretend that the fighting isn't officially sanctioned.
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18th June 2020
Thursday 6:41 pm
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>>25980

Any farmer would have a better crafted array of weapons readily at their disposal if anything this makes it seem more obvious.


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

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>> No. 6963 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 7:43 pm
/lit/6963 Books by women
It's dawned on me that, other than a novel written by a former work colleague, I haven't read a book written by a woman in over a decade. This hasn't been a conscious decision, it's just that the books I've tended to gravitate towards happen to have been written by men. However I feel I should make a conscious effort to read some, even if it's just to gain a different perspective on things.

Where should I start? Virginia Woolf? Jane Austen? Fleur Jaeggy? Dorothy Parker? Arundhati Roy? Olga Tokarczuk? Stella Gibbons?
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>> No. 7142 Anonymous
17th June 2020
Wednesday 12:36 am
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"Robin Hobb", continuing the long line of female authors writing under male or ambiguous pseudonyms, has a phenomenal body of work in the Fantasy genre, most notably the multiple self contained trilogies in the Realm of the Elderlings universe. Each trilogy tells its own story but they all fit together to form a wider canon. It's a master class in how to write a cohesive universe.
>> No. 7143 Anonymous
17th June 2020
Wednesday 3:29 am
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>>7142
I haven't looked it up, but I heavily suspect Chris Wooding is a burd tbh.
>> No. 7144 Anonymous
17th June 2020
Wednesday 8:37 am
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>>7143

She's not much of a looker.
>> No. 7145 Anonymous
17th June 2020
Wednesday 10:18 pm
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Respect women with beards mate, it's 2020.
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18th June 2020
Thursday 4:34 pm
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The Children of Men by P. Do James is a cracking short read. If you've seen the (excellent) film, the book is interesting for how profoundly different the characters are. It's set in 2021 and some parts are eeriely realistic, such as the trend of treating newborn animals like actual children. Weirdo Americans practically do this already.

It's a novel that leaves me a bit wistful. James evidently could write well about much broader topics than crime and it makes me wonder what else she could've produced had she experimented a little more. I suppose publishers don't share this perspective.

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>> No. 20506 Anonymous
16th June 2015
Tuesday 2:22 pm
/e/20506 FF7 Remake
Hell has frozen over.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kznek1uNVsg
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>> No. 20533 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 7:22 pm
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I genuinely did not mean to call her Aerith.

That's what happens when so many people correct me when I say Aeris. Next I'll be saying Cloudu-San.
>> No. 20534 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 9:26 pm
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I just assumed you had a lisp.
>> No. 20535 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 12:46 am
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I think anyone who pays enough attention to E3/gaming news to have seen the FFVII trailer will understand the significance of it, regardless of age. Every review of a JRPG seems to mention FFVII, almost every list of top RPGs/Japanese games/video games in general has FFVII in the top 20. I think anyone who follows video games will understand why there's so much hype surrounding the trailer, even if they have never played the game and even if they weren't born until after it came out.

It's kind of like Ocarina Of Time, I know a lot of people who have never played it, but who say it's the best game of all time because it has a reputation of being as such.
>> No. 20537 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 1:15 pm
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Yes, but IX is better.
>> No. 23877 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 2:38 pm
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It turned out shit.

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>> No. 9430 Anonymous
26th January 2016
Tuesday 10:09 pm
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Huddersfield charity shop finally says goodbye to a shutter which lasted 26 years


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-charity-shop-finally-says-10780879

That's it. That's literally it. A charity shop has replaced one of its roller shutters after having the same one for 26 years. It's all go in Huddersfield.

I challenge you lads to find a more pointless news story than this.
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>> No. 25632 Anonymous
10th June 2020
Wednesday 10:06 am
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There are more billionaires in China’s legislature than exist in the United Kingdom. You may want to interrogate your definition of a “commie cunt”.
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10th June 2020
Wednesday 10:37 am
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This seems quite tongue-in-cheek.
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11th June 2020
Thursday 9:55 am
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17th June 2020
Wednesday 7:49 pm
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>A MISSING cat was reunited with her owners after turning up at a fishing lake in Chelmsford...27 miles from her home in Stanford-le-Hope.
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18th June 2020
Thursday 2:28 pm
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The street cat named Bob is dead, lol.
https://metro.co.uk/2020/06/17/street-cat-bob-dies-story-behind-film-what-author-james-rowen-now-12863221/

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>> No. 22053 Anonymous
3rd February 2017
Friday 6:23 am
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Anyone else taken a crack at it?

My take is that, predictable gore aside, this is actually a pretty fucking weird game underneath. It's like they took the main elements of Amnesia etc and then added a bunch of Resident Evil details around the edges. Which sounds shit, but somehow they sort of made it work? Fuck knows how, but I'm up at 6AM playing it so there's definitely something there.

It couldn't be less like RE6 if it tried; it is different in every way. I'll give them credit for taking the risk on rebooting a franchise so hard.

I'm still not sure if I actually like it, though.
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>> No. 23413 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 7:22 pm
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it's an incredible, content packed, OTT action shooter with a million context based mellee attacks you might only ever see once but they went and animated them anyway. It's FUN, but it's so far from the early days of RE that it sent people a bit off.
>> No. 23416 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:42 pm
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Why did they put this guy's picture up three times? Leon is unsure.
>> No. 23417 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:45 pm
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Lots of people have pictures of them up in multiple places, it just happens that in this case they're closer together.
>> No. 23859 Anonymous
17th June 2020
Wednesday 2:51 pm
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Did anyone see the trailer last week for Resident Evil Village (Resi 8)? Looks intriguing. Ethan and Chris return, looks to be witchcraft and werewolves, set in a snowy European village with a large castle. It's nice to see them trying new stuff with 7 and 8 while sticking to their roots with the 2 and 3 remakes. Capcom are really on a roll lately.
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18th June 2020
Thursday 11:38 am
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One of my weird guilty pleasures is watching people play these zombie games on youtube.

I hate watching these things, I don't get Twitch or anything like that yet did really enjoy some Youtuber playing through the one where they're in the deep south house.

Anyway, if there's a new one and somebody has a link to a play through please do share.

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>> No. 7541 Anonymous
4th June 2019
Tuesday 7:03 am
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One of the UK's most high profile stock-pickers has suspended trading in his largest fund as rising numbers of investors ask for their money back. Neil Woodford said after "an increased level of redemptions", investors would not be allowed to "redeem, purchase or transfer shares" in the fund.

Investors have withdrawn about £560m from the fund over the past four weeks. However, it was a request from Kent County Council to withdraw £250m that led to the suspension.

At its peak, the Woodford Equity Income fund managed £10.2bn worth of assets, such as local authority pension funds. However, it now manages £3.7bn, according to the financial services and research firm Morningstar. Mr Woodford's firm, Woodford Investment Management, is also the biggest investor in Kier Group, the construction and services group which on Monday warned on profits, sending its shares crashing 41%.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48506032

"But he hasn't got anything on!" the whole town cried out at last. The Emperor shivered, for he suspected they were right. But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all.
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>> No. 7908 Anonymous
8th June 2020
Monday 5:52 pm
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I'm a twat so take what I say with a pinch of salt: Fuck bonds.

As the other lad pointed out, corporate is risky at the moment. Government bonds are equally not worth bothering with because, while being secure, the return isn't much better than leaving it in your bank account.

This will be different if you're about to retire but it's perfectly possible to have a diverse portfolio in equity that doesn't pose greater risk. If the LSE and NYSEs shit the bed then we've frankly got bigger things to worry about.

>>7906
Why wait? It involves paperwork but you can move ISA platform whenever you want. The restriction is you that can't pay into another one.
>> No. 7909 Anonymous
8th June 2020
Monday 7:10 pm
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No, you don't even have to wait until next tax year though.

Vanguard LS60 and the HSBC Global Strategy Balanced Portfolio are both classed as a risk 5 out of 10, so you might want to consider something with more risk depending upon your time horizon.
>> No. 7930 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 2:36 am
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I'm looking at funds on the Vanguard website right now and there's a boggling array to choose from. How exactly do you go about picking the right one? I'm assuming if you've only got around 5k to invest then you're better off on the riskier side of the spectrum?

I see they offer various "LifeStrategy" funds as a no-brainer option, but why would I go with one of those if I see that the US equity index fund is doing consistently better?
>> No. 7932 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 7:56 am
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The LifeStrategy and Target Retirement funds include a mix of bonds and shares - bonds are safer than shares, but have weaker returns.

If you've only got a small amount to invest and you're not yet a homeowner, your best bet is probably a Lifetime ISA - the government will give you a 25% bonus on everything you save if you use the money to buy your first home.

If you're an employee, make sure you're making the most of your workplace pension scheme. You can usually make pension contributions from your pre-tax income, so it's the most effective way to save for retirement.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/savings/lifetime-isas/

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/savings/discount-pensions/
>> No. 7933 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 8:12 am
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It all depends on what your aims are, how long you're going to be investing for and how comfortable you are with risk/how much you are prepared to lose.

The LifeStrategy funds were launched when they tried to break into the UK market and they invest in a number of Vanguard's own funds with different set equity and bond weightings for various levels of risk. They're relatively overweight in UK equities because they had anticipated that UK investors would prefer a bit of a home bias; LS100 is roughly 25% in UK equities whereas they make up roughly 4-5% of global market capitalisation.

If you're young and investing for a while chances are you'd be best off with a global equity fund. You could invest entirely in US equities but most people invest globally because they're trying to manage risk through diversification and there's no guarantee the massive bull run in America will continue; it's propped up heavily by stimulus which they had been starting to unravel and if the £ strengthens against the $ it could wipe out most of your gains.

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