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>> No. 430053 Anonymous
31st August 2019
Saturday 8:53 am
/b/430053 Literal "what are you feeling right now" thread
Shamelessly stealing the very excellent idea from >>/101/28964

Here is a place to post utterly inane observations about your current state of being.

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I like birds but starlings are a massive noisy pain in the arse.
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>> No. 433881 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 12:56 pm
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>>433842
She still looks like she was grown in a vat in this photo.
>> No. 433892 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 6:35 pm
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>>433856
If we're playing a lovely girls competition then I submit Lizzy Caplan for consideration. Something I've always been mad about is how the classic Gen X girl was always too old for me growing up and by the time it comes around again I'll be too old.

Where is my Jane Lane, lads? My Louise Wener?
>> No. 433893 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 6:55 pm
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>>433892
She kind of looks like how Alison Brie should look now, rather than morphing into Andy from Cbeebies.
>> No. 433907 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 8:43 pm
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>>433893

I say this in the kindest possible fashion, but you're a fucking idiot. She's specifically styled to look more homely and less attractive in GLOW.
>> No. 433920 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 10:52 pm
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>>433907

Have at look at her Instagram, she doesn't look as good as she used to. Don't get me wrong, she's still fifteen thousand times fitter than I am but I also don't fancy her in quite the same way I used to. I think she's just a bit too skinny now, her face looked better a bit more filled out back in the Community/Mad Men days.

Enthusiastic sage for a post dedicated to judging the attractiveness of a famous woman.

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>> No. 21528 Anonymous
30th March 2016
Wednesday 3:42 pm
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Any of you lads want an Xbox-One Closed MP Beta code for Doom? Got it from buying Wolfenstein on the 360 but I don't own an X1 so have at it.

KR6WH-DX7C7-FM2DJ-RPPTY-Y9VYZ
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>> No. 23304 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 7:00 pm
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>>23301

Just because you can read between the lines of what someone 'meant' doesn't mean their behaviour is appropriate.

I've only carried on because people seem to be incapable of accepting I'm saying music is just music without them projecting it is a personal attack. Whist making personal attacks.

Which seems terribly ironic; if a person says 'only a thick cunt likes this'- that must not really mean they are making a value judgement, gate keeping, and think people are a thick cunt for liking it.

But if I say 'it is just music' people holler and jeers at me because aparenttly grounding tautologies to try regain perspective it is an undermining value judgements.

The bias is obvious I don't know why I tried to engage the people here like they were reasoned adults rather than entitled fanboys crying over nothing but I won't make the mistake of talking to people here like they matter again.
>> No. 23305 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 7:05 pm
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>>23304

Here's how it actually went you deranged fucking lunatic. Some bloke gave a serious but semi-comical analysis of something he was interested in and you questioned whether he had the right to speak on something you deemed trivial with what you deemed passion. You are fucking insane and there's a reason nobody invites you to parties. Hint, this is the reason, what you're doing here.
>> No. 23306 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 8:36 pm
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>>23304

>The bias is obvious I don't know why I tried to engage the people here like they were reasoned adults rather than entitled fanboys crying over nothing but I won't make the mistake of talking to people here like they matter again.

I was pretty neutral on you until this. Feel free to fuck off if that's how you feel, I haven't read anything further up in the topic. Just saw this.

Was going to castigate >>23305 for being a bit mean but you invited it.

Stop being a spaz and lighten up.
>> No. 23307 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 8:52 pm
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Fuck me, it's a mediocre reboot of a mediocre '90s FPS. Stop pushing this shite to the top of /*/.
>> No. 23308 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 10:09 pm
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>>23307

Blame Purp for the Sage implementation. The most popular thread on news is premised on the replacement of some old shutters in Huddersfield, it doesn't reeeaaallly matter. Threads get derailed and rerailed, the joy is in the experience.

Fuck, forgot to post this from the internet caf. Bye lads.

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>> No. 4970 Anonymous
9th January 2020
Thursday 5:43 pm
/fat/4970 Anti-depressants
Started to get that fogginess in my brain after 9 months on SSRIs and it's really fucking with my output at work. Doctor suggested reviewing for a shift over to SNRIs but will it actually help? From what I can tell, they all provide some degree of brain buggery and as this condition has left me on the brink of failing university, I'd rather not hang in hope.

From what I've been reading from independent studies, I may well be better off finding a ket dealer.
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>> No. 4985 Anonymous
14th January 2020
Tuesday 4:48 pm
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>>4982
Citalopram, 40mg.

Update:
Still going cold turkey on it. Mood swing yesterday evening over something trivial followed by a bit of an existential meltdown and an early night. Could've easily got quite nasty the missus managed to calm me down.

Doctor's appt scheduled for Monday afternoon and a preliminary session with a counselor set for Wednesday.
>> No. 4986 Anonymous
14th January 2020
Tuesday 8:12 pm
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>>4985

I can't recommend going cold turkey, for reasons you (and your missus) are becoming aware. You'll feel pretty fucking grim for several weeks, because your serotonin system is going absolutely haywire. If you can't bear to go back on the full 40mg, I'd suggest at least splitting them to 20mg until you can see a doctor and sort out a tapering-off regimen.
>> No. 4989 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 1:05 pm
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>>4986

Saw my delightfully MILFy GP on Monday and she wasn't too enthused about me going cold turkey but didn't give me a bollocking either.

Funnily enough she'd just come over from the Oxford trust that was trialing the s-ketamine and we talked about it a little. She was keen to try something more out of the box for me (i.e. not SSRIs) and we discussed my options. I'm starting on 37.mg (70mg/day) venlafaxine, Easing into it with just the evening dose for the first week and then going all-in. If either of you have any experience with it, I'd love to hear it.

Counselling in a few hours. First time jumping back in for two years. At £50/hr it better blow my fucking bollocks off because at this point I don't think I'd handle it well if not.

I appreciate the kind words and guidance.
>> No. 4991 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:59 pm
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>>4989
I was on venlafaxine for a few months, it did make a positive difference but it raised my blood pressure so my GP took me off it.
>> No. 4993 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 6:13 pm
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>>4989

I was on it for almost a year I think? Think it was the same dosage too. It killed my sex drive, but that's naturally freakish so I was still able to have sex etc, I just didn't feel horny and stopped masturbating every day, maybe once a week ish.

If I took it on an empty stomach, I'd start sweating profusely until I threw up. I used this to get out of work once. Scary the first time but then realised it was just a thing.

When I came off it cold turkey, I felt okay but in day to day life...it's hard to describe, I think everyone's experienced it, but it was like a disorientation where say, whenever I moved my head and field of vision, it felt like it took my brain a few fractions of a second to catch up. Stepping off the pavement onto the road it felt like my perception of things was bouncing.

That wasn't constant, but it happened daily.

Other than that, I think it really helped me from topping myself when I was losing my job, had my mum tell me she didn't care any more over the phone, and was losing my girlfriend. Managed to salvage all of that while I was taking it.

Good luck mate, hope it works out for you.

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>> No. 433512 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 4:21 pm
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Did you lads know that you're meant to rub your hands together when drying them instead of just holding them out stationary? Talk about a game changer!
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>> No. 433581 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 11:29 pm
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>>433577
Loads of people have them at work, in boxes. I'm going to have to fucking try one now.
>> No. 433582 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 11:32 pm
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>>433581

Thank you for your custom. Have a Hueeeeeeeeeeeeellicious day good sir!
>> No. 433875 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 11:00 am
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>>433512
Doesn't matter if your hands are pristine after the wash up, you still need to tackle the pull to open door.
>> No. 433876 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 11:26 am
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>>433875

I wouldn't put my tackle anywhere near a public door handle.
>> No. 433878 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 12:48 pm
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I think the point that >>433543 is trying to make, correct me if I'm wrong, is that, if urine is sterile with the exception of skin flora, then dipping your hand in a bucket of piss is no more dangerous than scratching your armpit or shaking hands with someone sweaty.

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>> No. 7076 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 10:07 pm
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When I am supreme ruler anyone who annotates a book will be strung up from the nearest lamppost.

I was just about to start reading Nights at the Circus but when I've opened it up I've found out that an absolute mouthbreather has underlined passages of text or circled words they've needed to look up, like pinions, Nordic and hubris. This is the second book I've bought like this; the previous occasion was The Debt to Pleasure, which was mainly comments about how they hated the protagonist. I know there's the risk when you buy second-hand books, but for actual fuck's sake.
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>> No. 7082 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 7:57 am
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>>7079

Wasn't House of Leaves based on a similar idea?
>> No. 7083 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 1:18 pm
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>>7082
They're both terribly gimmicky but at least HoL doesn't come with faux-aged looking pop-out bullshit.

>>7081
I hope you manage to stay awake long enough to enjoy it, it's a good book. Wise Children is probably more easy reading, in my opinion.
>> No. 7084 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 7:21 pm
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I got up to finishing the introduction, because it was like reading notes on a lecture. Then the novel proper began and I got bored trying to keep track of the two parallel stories happening to the protagonist and the margin-scribblers.

I think it's the most effort-intensive book I've ever read, starting with having to remove it from the separate sleeve it comes in, to dealing with all the inserts and a fucking code-wheel, to not only reading two stories at once but keeping track of the colour of the ink they use in order to date precisely when in the story they are writing the note. Christ.
>> No. 7085 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:30 am
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>>7082

I remember people I sort of respected posting on facebook that HOL was the most mind-fucking book they'd ever read. I didn't read it, but I also wasn't sure what to make of such a statement.
>> No. 7086 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 11:22 am
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>>7079
>conceived by J. J. Abrams

I guess that tallies up with all the posts calling it gimmicky bullshit.

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>> No. 4845 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 10:31 pm
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If you became a ghost one day and for whatever reason couldn't go towards the warm fiery glow, what would you do? It's an interesting thought experiment because you'd have all the time in the world and no real financial worries or commitments.

I reckon the first thing I'd do is check out local religious buildings and see what happens. If I can't enter one or otherwise weird stuff happens I guess that would answer the question of which one is in the right. Then I'd probably get increasingly frustrated because I can't watch television unless someone has a tv on in the room.

The idea for this thread came to me in a dream. Not actually being a ghost but this thread led to a few interesting posts.
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>> No. 4849 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 4:46 pm
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>>4848
What did you think ectoplasm was?
>> No. 4850 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 7:33 pm
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I've always been annoyed that you never have ghosts from other places and times turn up. It's always a Victorian ghost living in a Victorian house and partaking in the Victorian pastime of standing at the top of the stairs. They don't even seem to associate with other ghosts.

I'm not so much annoyed as disappointed.
>> No. 4851 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 7:47 pm
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>>4850
You raise a good point. Where are the caveman ghosts?
>> No. 4852 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 7:58 pm
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>>4851
Caves.
>> No. 4853 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:24 am
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Hang around womens changing rooms and that. Spy on what Boris looks like having a shufty. Try to force myself into being a poltergeist so that I could throw silver cutlery at the queen's arse while she's getting out of the bath. That kind of thing.

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>> No. 23192 Anonymous
29th December 2019
Sunday 7:46 pm
/e/23192 Arcade Machines
Any arcadelads on here? I'm having this bad boy delivered on Friday, 100% original hardware in working condition and a DEXTER Laserdisc replacement board too!
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>> No. 23200 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 1:59 pm
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I used to fantasise about owning proper arcade machines when I had my own place as well as the money. Then I worked in a venue with lots of arcade machines and they seem like a total ballache. Always breaking down, one of them even ransomly set on fire. If I was more technically minded I would probably enjoy the challenge, so kudos those willing to put the work in.
>> No. 23201 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 2:06 pm
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>>23196

There are loads of arcade venues opening up these days, usually offering free play machines with a fixed admission fee. If you're anywhere near Manchester, Arcade Club in Bury has a truly exceptional collection of vintage and modern cabinets.

https://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/
>> No. 23285 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 10:52 pm
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Would you be able to recommend anywhere in London that has a decent retro arcade, OP? Bonus points if it has some pinball tables too.
>> No. 23286 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 11:39 pm
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>>23285

AFAIK Heart of Gaming in Croydon is the last remaining proper arcade in the big smoke. Flip Out (also in Croydon) have a huge selection of pinball tables, but check the opening times.
>> No. 23287 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 11:49 pm
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>>23286

Used to go every few months when it was in Acton and I lived in Newcastle, then went by one time and it was just gone. Was a bit heartbroken, so glad to hear it reopened recently. Heading there in the next few weeks.

Are you part of the community? I was always too shy to speak to people but it seemed like loads of people knew each other and had a lovely atmosphere.

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>> No. 29320 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 3:39 am
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Just had a row with my mum like two days ago. Spoke to her about some shit from when I was at infants school. Being literally forced to play kiss-chase. Girls following me into the toilet out of "curiosity". This is stuff she knew about and told me I'd wish was still happening in 10 years, 25 years later and I've still never willingly taken my clothes off in front of anyone, I don't brush my teeth and I don't bathe because I learned to make myself as undesirable as possible. "This is why you'll never get a grandchild from me mum, etc" was a bit harsh but ffs.

The conversation turned to my dad beating me like an animal and stopping me from wearing glasses because "opticians is all liars". She didn't divorce him. Even back then she would have won in court if he actually got up and explained his actual beliefs about how glasses are a scam and he doesn't want his 6-year-old to wear them.

She goes quiet. Tries to change the subject. I don't let her. I explicitly tell her I forgive her for not being able to protect me but I can't stand it if she's still trying to rewrite history. She politely excuses herself and hangs up. I sit up drinking for two days and two nights.

In another two days I will get a vague "Are you feeling better today?" call/text. If I mention the previous conversation in any way she will disappear again for another few days. I'm sick of it.
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>> No. 29322 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 6:49 am
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Mate, a lot of parents from our generation were incredibly unhealthy and clueless, your case seems exceptionally so. For your mother, it is probably coming across as re-traumatising. This is how they work; fall out, forget about it, try again a few days later and keep their head in the sand.

It doesn’t really matter how safe you make it for her (forgiveness, etc.) because she does not want to go there. It’s like trying to get someone that hates France to go to France— even if you promise fried breakfasts and brits as far as the eye can see, most won’t go.

I can’t imagine the weight of my mother’s guilt about what I endured, and I feel like even admitting that it was all her fault would destroy her. Uninspiring as it is, it’s been more fruitful for me to accept that she isn’t going to change and to stop forcing it.

I’m sure mine will never change and I’m not putting my affairs on hold waiting for her.
>> No. 29323 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 7:29 am
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>It’s like trying to get someone that hates France to go to France— even if you promise fried breakfasts and brits as far as the eye can see, most won’t go.
What.
>> No. 29324 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 7:36 am
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>>29323

I thought it was a good analogy.
>> No. 29325 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 7:59 am
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>>29324

It's a reasonable analogy to be coming up with at ten to seven in the morning I'll grant.
>> No. 29326 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 12:13 pm
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>>29322

I have seen some courtroom trials. Common criminals tend to be proud of their crimes, or to tell some bullcrap story. Child abusers and abusive parents, instead, deny their crimes with the utmost vehemence. When presented with solid proofs, they usually pretend to faint or to have an heart attack, only to be taken to the hospital and having their sentence read to them later. Later, they claim that they were set up and that the proofs did not exist or were falsified.

Memory is a survival tool, not just a recording. If some of your memories will imply that you are a total piece of shit that deserves to be flayed alive, you will delete those memories. On the contrary, painful memories of abuse will never be forgotten: imagine to eat some yellow and red round berry, and spending all the night with horrible stomach cramps. Forgetting about that berry is NOT conductive to survival. Remembering that kind of berries and the cramps IS conductive to survival, since you will never eat thoe berries again.

On a personal note, my mother was more or less like OP's mom. She spent several months vomiting and shitting black clumps before going to the doctors. They found a mandarin sized tumor in her bowels, and they spent a couple of years torturing her with useless therapies and cutting away pieces of her before she died. Maybe she wanted to die, maybe she felt that she deserved to suffer. I will never know. No one of her sons ever went to visit her.

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>> No. 20882 Anonymous
10th January 2020
Friday 12:40 pm
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Gemma Watts: Woman posed as teenage boy on social media to sexually assault up to 50 girls, police reveal

A woman posed as a teenage boy to sexually assault up to 50 girls after grooming them on social media, police have revealed.

Gemma Watts, 21, pretended to be a boy called Jake as she preyed on girls aged between 14 and 16, wrapping her long hair into a baseball cap and wearing baggy clothes to cover her figure. She groomed victims on Instagram and Snapchat for weeks before finally setting up meetings, disguising herself so convincingly that the victims, their parents, and even some police officers did not realise she was female.

Watts, a former promising footballer, tricked the girls into sexual activity and sharing intimate photos as they believed she was their boyfriend. Some only discovered the truth about Watts’ gender when told by police. Detectives say as many as 50 teenage girls around the country may have fallen victim to Watts, who is facing a possible jail sentence today after being convicted of a string of sexual assault and grooming offences.

In November last year Watts admitted three charges of sexual assault, assault by penetration, and three counts of meeting a child following sexual grooming, but DC Phillippa Kenwright said she believes as many as 50 young girls around the UK may have been targeted.


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>> No. 21021 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 9:06 pm
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>And yet you've still got to use 'real', not real, when saying this because you're aware there's a difference

It's not the fact that there is a difference that matters, but what you are going to do with that realisation. Many transpeople nowadays are relatively open about their condition, if 'condition' is the right word, and will tell you freely that they are trans, and not a biological woman or man. Back in the 80s and maybe even the 70s, when transsexuality was still poorly understood not by medical and psychiatric science as such but mainly in popular culture, there was a great deal of stigma involved, which led to people like Amanda Lear adamantly - and to this day - denying that they were 'born as a boy'. Some transwomen or -men still decide to go deep stealth, especially the ones who are very passable, but in today's world, I don't think it matters much anymore. You can live the life of a completely average person today even with everybody knowing that you're transgendered. There will always be people who will think that you are a freak, but that is also still true for gays and lesbians, and look at the way they are widely accepted nowadays.
>> No. 21022 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 12:32 am
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>as your argument at face value explicates that a biological father is 'less' of a father than an adoptive one

That's not even close. What I meant is that it can be supposed that someone who actively chooses fatherhood despite many hurdles is likely to end up more dedicated than a great many people who end up fathers by circumstance. I thought you'd have figured that out from it being used in the context of a point about being trans.

>And yet you've still got to use 'real', not real, when saying this because you're aware there's a difference.

Actually what I was doing there was highlighting the fact that many people have an idea of what a 'real' man or woman is, and that is almost entirely based on their own perceptions of gender. "real men do x" and so on. I use the word "real" in quotes to acknowledge how loaded and controversial even that definition is.
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20th January 2020
Monday 10:30 am
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> I use the word "real" in quotes to acknowledge how loaded and controversial even that definition is.

As you said, everyone has their own definition of "real", just as everybody has their own subjective perception of reality itself.

Just take crying. Traditionally, "real" me were expected not to cry. I'd say today it's more like, real men aren't afraid to cry. Then again, only when the situation makes it seem adequate. You're allowed to cry if your football team gets a hammering on the pitch, or when your children are born, but spontaneously bursting into tears because you encounter a stressful situation or somebody in everyday life is being a jerk to you is still largely the preserve of women with a tendency for drama. and maybe a few poofs
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20th January 2020
Monday 10:57 am
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>>21023

It's not often I agree with the Fisher brigade but when it comes to crying, I think it is a double standard that goes both ways. Like you say a woman bursting into tears is still largely seen as a drama queen and as if she's looking for attention.

Mind you, being based in truth doesn't stop it being sexism I suppose. Then again that's the rub for a lot of the gender wars bullshit if you think about it.
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20th January 2020
Monday 12:04 pm
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> Like you say a woman bursting into tears is still largely seen as a drama queen and as if she's looking for attention.

Not wanting to sweepingly generalise again, but my brother was with a lass of that description for over five years. She was famous for her crying fits whenever my brother wanted to go off and do something with his mates and without her, or really anything where she wasn't the centre of attention. Even when my brother was in hospital with a very serious case of pneumonia, she called him on the phone at the hospital and started yammering about the fact that she couldn't study for her uni exams properly because he wasn't there to help her. He was studying to become an engineer and she was in medical school, so any help he would have been able to give her would have been marginal, which made it all the more obvious that she was just jealous because for once, all the attention was on my brother, and rightly so, because he was in quite critical condition when he was admitted.

She also had no real friends. Very probably because she was just an all around selfish person that way. My brother's friends more or less tolerated her, but she herself really didn't have anything you could have called a circle of friends that was separate from my brother's.

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>> ID: 3ce38a No. 15246 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 11:18 am

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Can't seem to post text on other boards, but working here for some reason.
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>> ID: 041c5b No. 15254 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 12:41 pm

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>>15246
The moral of the story: don't add stupid word filters. Particularly those that link back to domain names. Even more if that domain name is now full of bad stuff.
>> ID: 5fd64b No. 15255 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 12:45 pm

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Mods = Not Sods.
>> ID: 7b764e No. 15256 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 3:55 pm

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>>15254
You can't get the staff these days.
>> ID: 723658 No. 15257 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 5:01 pm

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>>15256
Well luckily I'd paid for the .gs enterprise support contract, which provides support at weekends too.
>> ID: cad645 No. 15258 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 2:11 am

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WHOOPS

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>> No. 64461 Searchfag
15th December 2019
Sunday 9:01 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjmA3XjaQ-0

The local power-station chimney got demolished this morning. I watched it happen. It's been here all my life and now it's gone.
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>> No. 64719 Moralfag
17th January 2020
Friday 1:47 am
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PROPER NIGHTMARE FUEL, NOT THE JUMPING, JUST THE CLAMBERING AROUND UP THERE
>> No. 64721 Auntiefucker
17th January 2020
Friday 6:53 pm
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There's another one of him jumping The Shard.



Lad's got some big ones for sure.
>> No. 64726 R4GE
17th January 2020
Friday 9:07 pm
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>>64721

I know I'm now solidly middle-aged, because watching stuff like that just makes me roll my eyes and tut.
>> No. 64729 R4GE
18th January 2020
Saturday 12:48 pm
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>> No. 64733 Are Moaty
18th January 2020
Saturday 3:05 pm
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>>64726

I was wondering what his thought process was on the way down. Is it really possible to aim that precisely on the descent to end up exactly where he got to? Seemed like someone was waiting for him judging from the news article. He mentioned that when he said 'Hello' it was to a woman eating her breakfast that waved at him from the window.

I accept the possibility it could have gone wrong and many people could have gotten hurt, but just like when on Primrose Hill this bonfire night passed a couple of groups of lads were setting off their own fireworks before a police van rolled round to stop them, it brought so much joy to people that a little bit of risk has surely got to be worth it.

Would I be saying the same if one of them had gone off in my face or this chap had landed on me? No, I guess not. But maybe.

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>> No. 5574 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 5:12 pm
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Are there any present art schools or movements that sincerely make things in the same vein as the Classical/Renaissance/Romantic artists?

Looking especially for sculpture, but anything is welcome.

Pictured The Abyss by Pietro Canonica (1909).
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>> No. 5582 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 6:56 pm
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>>5581

I was actually hoping to evoke his depictions of plain-looking teenage female bungies, but stay strong, you will surely find a counterpart here.
>> No. 5583 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 8:58 pm
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>>5582

I'm not entirely sure what "bungie" means in this context, but if plain-looking teenage women and chiaroscuro rings your bell, you want IFeelMyself.

https://ifeelmyself.com

If you're less fussy about lighting:

https://www.abbywinters.com/

https://tour.girlsoutwest.com/

If 17th century costume is what really gets you going, then I think you're mostly shit out of luck. I could probably dig out some old 8mm loops if you're desperate. Heck, you might appreciate the vintage Danish aesthetic in general - Ektachrome had something of a painterly quality.

https://www.pornhub.com/view_video.php?viewkey=1936716807
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>> No. 5584 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:25 pm
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>>5583

You put way too much effort into this reposte.

>Also, Caravaggio was a massive bumder.

Which is a surprise to absolutely no-one. Bumders can appreciate the female form as much as a married bloke on the cusp of retirement with erectile dysfunction and leathery skin can admit that Robert Redford in his heyday was a pussy magnet.
>> No. 5585 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:37 pm
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>>5584

It's not a riposte, I just respect the art of pornography.
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18th January 2020
Saturday 1:38 pm
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>>5583

Never change, .gs.

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>> No. 6083 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 1:03 am
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Any tips on waxing your balls and taint?

I've ordered some hair removal wax off ebay and I'm not sure how to do it. Has anyone here ever done it?
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>> No. 6094 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:48 am
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>>6092
From what I've seen it's more of a ladies forearm thing. A bird tried using it on my leg but it managed fuck all and overall seems like very tedious work.
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17th January 2020
Friday 9:56 am
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>>6094

How long did you use it for? It says you need about 8 treatments.
>> No. 6096 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 4:30 pm
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>>6084

I wet shave my balls and the irritation really isn't that bad - it's definitely worth the extra sensitivity. I think the mistake most people make is not applying a liberal amount of skin cream directly afterwards, along with in the morning and evening. Everywhere else I just trim short with an electric razor.
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18th January 2020
Saturday 10:01 am
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>>6092

I've been doing some research and apparently they work quite well. I might get one for xmas.
>> No. 6099 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 12:34 pm
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>> No. 64090 Anonymous
18th September 2019
Wednesday 1:11 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVKTgaldTWA

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>> No. 64723 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 7:31 pm
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>>64722

@1:37: Noticing the gang of yooves that threw the blue thing seen at 1:38.
>> No. 64724 Ambulancelad
17th January 2020
Friday 8:16 pm
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>>64723

Now I understand why arseholes in white vans lob stuff at me when I'm out for a ride. If I saw someone riding that monstrosity and had a half-finished can of Monster in my hand, I don't think I'd be able to resist.
>> No. 64725 Searchfag
17th January 2020
Friday 8:22 pm
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>>64724

Also I'm amused that they describe tyre sealant as a "new bike invention" when it's been around since the 80s.
>> No. 64727 Ambulancelad
17th January 2020
Friday 9:39 pm
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>>64725
Because these people are scraping around for anything to chuck in a clickbait video and that'll earn a few pennies.
>> No. 64728 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:41 pm
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>>64725

The video in the OP assumes that no-one has ever heard of Monkey Lights, so there you go.

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>> No. 29296 Anonymous
16th January 2020
Thursday 8:22 pm
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Evening. It's been 6 months. She's always late. Arrange to meet at a tube station, she arrives 30 minutes late.
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>> No. 29297 Anonymous
16th January 2020
Thursday 8:27 pm
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Some people are just like that. It's an odd one because everyone is annoyed by it, but still sort of treat it as a quirk of personality rather than seeing it as both rude and incompetent, like it is. But these people never change.

We have one in our friend group, and basically we tell her we're meeting half an hour earlier than we are, because then she'll likely only hold us up by five or ten minutes rather than forty.
>> No. 29298 Anonymous
16th January 2020
Thursday 9:26 pm
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One time I snapped at my lass fairly loudly in Nando's. Her work was 2 mins walk away, and her shift started in 10 mins. The queue went all the way to the door.

I literally couldn't fathom how she could be so blase about signing up to be 20 minutes late to work, it genuinely fucked me off, even though the place was fairly relaxed but she was *always* late and I didn't even know the managers but I was just pissed off for some reason, she was fine with it.

Personally not fussed if someone is late, as long as they tell me. Left the house half hour after intended? No biggie, you let me know and I know I now have 30 mins spare to doss about or amuse myself. Keep me waiting? I turn into a fucking ogre. Don't like that about myself but it's just so fucking disrespectful that I can't keep a handle on it. Much better at calming down now but there's always the initial super stern text before getting over myself.

I've genuinely told her off before when she tells me she's meeting someone else and starts faffing about or letting herself get distracted. Straight up "This is incredibly disrespectful" and tangents thereof. Not sure if that helped or just made me look like a prick. Her friends seemed understanding of it, but hearing her say 'Well none of my friends are bothered by this' just led me to launch into "They're just too polite to say, you're literally wasting their time". But she's very free spirited and I'm essentially Stalin without the balls, so my reactions are definitely relatively extreme as well.

I'm still late for a lot of events, but at least managed to get it together for work when a friend of a friend gave me a job on the condition I was there 15 minutes early every shift for 3 months. That helped me a lot.

Anyway, have you talked about it? Does she keep you informed if she suspects she'll be late? What areas/with who does she display this behaviour with, and are there any areas where she's always on time/early/prompt?

My girlfriend has made huge leaps in improving communication, she's apologetic if she doesn't keep me informed (not in like, a terrified way, but just simply acknowledging it and saying sorry goes a huge way to making you feel valued).

Basically, if she can't be on time, and you value her enough for the other aspects of her personality to make up for it, then what she *can* do is keep you informed. That should really help your self worth and prevent resentment.
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>> No. 64709 Moralfag
15th January 2020
Wednesday 8:17 pm
/iq/64709 do people with stumps fuck with them?
If you had a stump instead of a hand or forearm would you use it for sex?
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>> No. 64712 Billbob
15th January 2020
Wednesday 9:20 pm
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Back in the 90s there used to be a site called stump-something that was literally just this bloke who'd had his hand amputated basically forarm-fucking a bunch of birds. It was a proper professional (for the time) paid for site with regular releases of seemingly normal porn lasses getting their insides rearranged. I was crushed, when years later as an adult I found that it had disappeared from the internet entirely and I would never get to see the content.
>> No. 64713 Ambulancelad
15th January 2020
Wednesday 9:51 pm
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>>64711
Before I knew about the existence of vaginas I thought that babies came out of womens' arses.
>> No. 64714 R4GE
15th January 2020
Wednesday 9:58 pm
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Need I say it's not safe for work?

https://str8upgayporn.com/amputated-leg-gay-porn-maverick-men/
>> No. 64715 Auntiefucker
15th January 2020
Wednesday 10:21 pm
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>>64713
Indeed, I also thought girls peed out of their bums.
>> No. 64716 YubYub
16th January 2020
Thursday 1:38 pm
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funny really, when as an adult, you learn girl's bums are actually for peeing in.

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>> No. 4441 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 10:44 pm
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How does one go about getting a good deal on car or motorbike insurance? I've always heard it was a good idea to call them up and try to play them off against each other, but when I tried that last year (must've called up 10 different insurers) none of them could give me a quote that even came close to the cheapest quote I got online.

I'm thinking of getting a new bike soon and should have a one years' no claims bonus when my current insurance runs out, but I actually get a cheaper quote if I pretend I don't have a NCB: £230 vs £300 a year. What's up with that? What kind of wonky logic are these insurance algorithms operating with?
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16th January 2020
Thursday 11:43 am
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Use online comparison shopping, be "creative" about your job title, see if adding an older relative as a named driver brings down your quote. Once you've found a cheap quote, take down the quote number, give the insurer a ring and have a go at haggling. If there's anything interesting about your car and/or bike (classic, modified etc) give Adrian Flux a ring.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/car-insurance/

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>> No. 20852 Anonymous
6th January 2020
Monday 5:13 pm
/news/20852 Manchester rapes: How Reynhard Sinaga found his victims
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50688975


>Sinaga, originally from Indonesia, was a perpetual student. He already had four degrees and was studying for a doctorate. By night he was a serial sex offender.

>He has been found guilty of drugging, raping and sexually assaulting 48 men, but police believe they are among at least 190 victims.

>They are able to be so precise about these numbers because Sinaga filmed his attacks and collected what detectives call "trophies" - items or information stolen from his victims.
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>> No. 20956 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 12:30 pm
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>>20954
Possibly, but I think that we are unlikely to know because of course few of the suspected victims have come forward, and of those who have none would admit to the police that they nearly put him in the hospital after the rape had already taken place or they might be in trouble themselves.
>> No. 20957 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 3:54 pm
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>>20954

GHB/GBL is a) incredibly potent and b) ubiquitous on the gay scene. Anyone who has spent time on the gay scene will be familiar with the sight of someone completely spark out because they've accidentally overdosed on G, so it's obvious where Sinaga got the idea. Someone with no tolerance would be rendered completely helpless by just a few millilitres.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/09/06/chemsex-ghb-dispatches-buzzfeed-news-patrick-strudwick-terrence-higgins-trust/
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15th January 2020
Wednesday 5:18 pm
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>>20957

To give you some kind of idea of how whack the dose-response curve is with GBL especially, when I used to dabble with it my "golden dose" was exactly 1.7ml. At 1.6 I didn't get exactly the kind of giddy rushes I wanted and at 1.8 I'd go over the edge and conk out. One time I recklessly double-dosed and by the time I came back around people were about to call an ambulance.
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15th January 2020
Wednesday 5:38 pm
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>>20957
I think you mean obligatory.
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Wednesday 10:02 pm
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>> No. 428949 Anonymous
19th July 2019
Friday 5:19 pm
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New weekend thread: Highland Toffee edition.

How goes it, lads? What are you up to this weekend?
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>> No. 433759 Anonymous
13th January 2020
Monday 8:02 am
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>>433758 Just thought I'd post what TI think you need for a thermostat. There are a couple of opamps in there for you, though.

Then I started wondering if there was actually less silicon used in an ATTiny than an opamp.
https://zeptobars.com/en/read/atmel-attiny13a
reckons 1.6x1.6mm for an ATTiny, which does feel big, since you get a decent ARM into 1.9 x 2.00mm (KL02, they're great). No wonder they don't come in SOT23 like some of the PICs.
Single opamps seem to come in at about quarter of the area (for a modern low voltage one)
https://zeptobars.com/en/ - who doesn't love a die shot.
>> No. 433760 Anonymous
13th January 2020
Monday 11:10 am
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>>433759

That seems a bit like overkill.

I've seen Arduino greenhouse projects that also control light and moisture and even log all their data on a local area web server. Some have even thrown in a webcam and the ability to water your plants remotely via the Internet.

But in the end, it's all just a "because you can" kind of thing. Unless you grow cannabis in a basement, your plants will get more than enough light on your window sill, and unless you're out of the country for two weeks, which isn't the best time to propagate your plants in the first place, surely you will be able to check soil moisture with your thumb every other day.

That said, I like my circuits tidy, unlike many Arduino projects consisting of a Uno board with a breadboard and jumper wires. That always looks a bit amateurish. So I solder the components onto a piece of perfboard just big enough for the intended purpose, and neatly put it in a box.
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13th January 2020
Monday 11:19 am
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>reckons 1.6x1.6mm for an ATTiny, which does feel big, since you get a decent ARM into 1.9 x 2.00mm

Process node innit - 500nm is absolutely huge by modern standards, but it's also extremely cheap. The ATtiny series is over 20 years old, but it's still selling well with very healthy profit margins because of the massive ecosystem around AVR. There are better, faster and cheaper micros, but none are as well-documented or as easy to prototype with.

Unless you're going for some sort of flip-chip packaging, there's not a lot of point in using modern process nodes on very small chips because most of the die area is used up by wire bonding anyway. It's why you see a lot of modern parts that are only available in QFN or WLCSP - the copper pillars on the die aren't physically large enough to wire-bond, so there's no practical way of attaching them to a conventional leadframe for a larger package.
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13th January 2020
Monday 2:10 pm
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> The ATtiny series is over 20 years old, but it's still selling well with very healthy profit margins because of the massive ecosystem around AVR. There are better, faster and cheaper micros, but none are as well-documented or as easy to prototype with.


As you said, with the Arduino maker scene in particular, these chips are still profitable to produce because pretty much anyone with no previous concept of computer programming can use them to make an LED blink. And for simple purposes like controlling the temperatue inside a propagator, they're still the best bang for your buck.

Within the maker scene, for more ambitious projects, the standard is now more or less the ESP32, because it can do infinitely more than standard 8-bit RISC controllers. You can do anything with it from streaming MP3 music via bluetooth to designing interactive touchscreen menus or running a basic intranet web server, at least when you buy them as part of a developer's board like the ESP32-WROOM. Documentation so far isn't as good as the Attiny/Atmegas, it's still a growing ecosystem with fewer libraries than the latter, but it's still a powerful piece of kit.

I've been tinkering with a WROOM to stream music from my smartphone to my home stereo amplifier, but it's proved too difficult because so far there are no easy to understand A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) libraries that can get the job done the way I want.
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15th January 2020
Wednesday 12:09 am
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I've written up the Arduino code for my propagator heater in one sitting tonight. And I really mean, I almost literally didn't get up from my chair except for a tea break or a sandwich.

I decided to test my circuit on a breadboard after all, which was a good thing, because the Attiny85 kept resetting after a few seconds of powering the heating pad, and it turned out I had forgotten a resistor between the mosfet's gate and the Attiny's pertaining control pin. Which caused too much current draw and made the chip run unstable.

But now I've completed the code and the circuit layout, so the next step, hopefully tomorrow night, will be soldering the parts onto the perfboard.

The Attiny45 proved to have too little memory for this job, so I switched to an Attiny85.

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>> No. 4431 Anonymous
13th January 2020
Monday 2:32 am
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It's been a long time coming, but I think I'm finally going to get my CBT done and start riding. I know there's a couple of bikers here, any sage advice is much appreciated.

The plan is to buy a very, very cheap bike and commute on it all summer, while also doing training for the direct access category A tests. I am in no rush to jump on a superbike or even anything mid range for a good long while, I want to avoid the mistakes I made as a youth in cars, and learn how to actually fucking drive the things before I start reaching for the big boys. Besides, the whole point of the exercise to start with will be to save money and time on my commute, as driving a modified supercharged car in town and city traffic is neither economical nor quick.

I've a lot of cycling experience, which I'm hoping will translate to a bit of riding skill. I'm certainly aware of how to ride in traffic, and from MTB especially know the importance of weight transfer, countersteering, that sort of thing. I understand it's not a direct translation, but I'm hoping it'll help rather than hinder - right?

Mechanically, I'd call myself an advanced amateur, have been tinkering with cars for a while, and the prospect of being able to entirely take apart an old 125 bike in a shed with a few spanners is almost as exciting as riding the thing.

As such, my mate has steered me towards a Honda CG 125 or a Yamaha YBR125, the latter looking very much like a clone of the discontinued CG. A very old CG would be the dream, but it'll really just come down to whatever I can get for the least amount of money, as I plan to fix it up myself anyway, and possibly even mod it - I'm really quite in love with the brat/cafe racer look, and the CG is clearly a very popular platform for it. But I'm getting ahead of myself there.

Sorry, I'm rambling a bit, I'm just a bit excited about trying something new after being a Car Guy for so long, and looking at old bikes is just as fun as looking at old cars. Anyway - any advice? Have I missed anything? Would you recommend a bike other than the two I've mentioned? What should I expect from the CBT and more importantly, the proper test?
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13th January 2020
Monday 6:40 am
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>I understand it's not a direct translation, but I'm hoping it'll help rather than hinder - right?

If you've done a lot of road cycling, you'll probably have a habit of riding well over to the left rather than taking the whole lane. Your CBT instructor will probably pick you up on it, but it's something to be aware of.

>Would you recommend a bike other than the two I've mentioned?

Any CG 125 derivative should be basically bulletproof. They're designed to be ridden into the ground in the worst third-world conditions. I'd advise you against a dirt bike because of the knobbly tyres and the tall seat, but a Suzuki GN/GZ 125 or a Kymco would also be a fine choice. Lexmoto make some startlingly cheap but slightly tinny CG 125 derivatives, but the parts are so cheap that it's no disaster if something goes wrong.

>Have I missed anything?

Get yourself a helmet with a five star SHARP rating. Lazer, Nitro and Caberg all offer top-rated lids for under £100.

https://sharp.dft.gov.uk/

>What should I expect from the CBT and more importantly, the proper test?
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>> No. 4435 Anonymous
13th January 2020
Monday 10:18 pm
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> I am in no rush to jump on a superbike or even anything mid range for a good long while,

If that's the case then you may want to get your A1 first, particularly if you're going to commute/practice on a 125 a lot. That'll take the pressure off to "upgrade" before your CBT expires and lets you take the test on the same bike you intend to practice on.

If you're certain you want to go straight for an A license then block-book a few lessons in the days before your test (any school worth its salt will strongly recommend at least one) to get the hang of the 600cc bike you'll be using. This is particularly true if you spend a lot of time on your 125. Unless you expect to be cool as a cucumber during the test it's really quite easy to fall back on muscle memory and make small mistakes, which add to nervousness which leads to more mistakes That was my experience at least when trying much the same approach you describe.
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14th January 2020
Tuesday 12:58 am
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>If you're certain you want to go straight for an A license

I'm not really certain, I just assumed it just made sense to go straight for A since I'm old enough to do so. I don't just plan on jumping into my tests with just my own 125 experience, I will book a proper block of lessons, the most popular/recommended school around here does a 20 hour DAS course, I will be going for that so I can get proper experience and tuition on a 600. Unless that's what you did and still recommend doing the smaller test first.
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14th January 2020
Tuesday 1:51 am
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You don't really need to "earn your stripes" on a 125 to prepare yourself for a DAS course. You can just do the DAS straight away and then get yourself a bike that's almost as light as a 125 but with a bit more oomph, maybe something in the 250-400cc range. Once you get used to the extra weight of a bigger bike, they're actually easier to ride and more confidence-inspiring than a 125.

The Mod 2 should be fairly easy if you already have road sense from driving a car combined with the DAS instruction, and most schools book in practice slots at Mod 1 test pads, so passing is mostly just a matter of good instruction, practicing the manoeuvres, and managing nerves.
>> No. 4439 Anonymous
14th January 2020
Tuesday 10:11 pm
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>>4433

>>4432 here

Yeah, little light bikes can be great fun. I used to live in rural Wales, and they are a delight to chuck around windy, scenic, country roads. I do miss riding bikes, especially on a warm, sunny day in quiet parts of the country.

The YBR was great. I may have been lucky and got a good one, but the only problem I had, is that the speedo cable went, which I was able to fix myself and I'm pretty hopeless with mechanicing. Must have had it for a year or two. Not so good on the bigger roads though, as it's top speed isn't great. If I was to get another bike in the UK, i'd get a 250 these days. I'd want a bit of extra oomph.

My last riding experience was in SE Asia where everyone rides about 125 max, hence traffic is slower and riding there has a different feel to UK. This will have an impact on my personal opinions of motorbikes.

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