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>> No. 13208 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 9:49 pm
/nom/13208 Vegan alternatives
That Violife cheese is quite nice and has decent texture and body of flavour but I've yet to find a milk substitute that has the same creaminess / mouthfeel of actual dairy.

Vegan/flexitarian soapbox general, I guess.

Also fuck almonds.
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>> No. 13209 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 10:40 pm
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Violife actually melts quite well though, one of the best of the vegan cheeses in that respect - in the oven you can make a decent toasted cheese sandwich and if you use the slices on a burger (Beyond Meat obvs) it makes a very good cheeseburger indeed.
>> No. 13210 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 10:47 pm
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I'll have a look for it, cheers.


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>> No. 27318 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 5:58 pm
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I spilled water on the corner of my laptop keyboard and now it won't turn on. I'm hoping it's just a fucked battery, or something to do with the power, and that the motherboard is still alive. There was no smell, no other symptoms. It crashed and I switched it off, unplugged it, then set it upside-down overnight. I couldn't get the battery out as that requires unscrewing and I had no tools on me.

It's still dead, but it's been so cold that it wouldn't surprise me if there's still some moisture knocking around inside.

I'm going to buy a screwdriver set and have a poke around, but I'm not really sure what to look for -- how can I tell what part broke?

Am I better off taking it to a repair shop? Perhaps they test the components individually?

Model is a Lenovo Ideapad 320, if that matters.
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>> No. 27321 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 6:50 pm
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Well, tits. I'll wait it out. Thanks lad.
>> No. 27367 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 3:27 pm
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Lol what are you doing here mate? It says up at the top "No Faggotry"

take it into a repair shop and quit shitposting

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 27368 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 3:31 pm
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Is this /g/'s own version of helmetlad?
>> No. 27369 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 4:43 pm
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Who on earth is helmetlad?

Also, I had my laptop fixed by someone else, who replaced the motherboard.
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28th January 2020
Tuesday 4:54 pm
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>> No. 12254 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 3:31 pm
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what do you think lads? is he just shilling british culture for profit?
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>> No. 12255 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 3:53 pm
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There's a lot of bullshit on the UK scene right now, but slowthai is legit. You could argue that Dave is conforming to the critics, but slowthai is just too fucking weird for all that.


>> No. 8867 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 5:48 pm
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Talking about sport in the workplace should be limited because it can leave women feeling excluded, a management body has warned. According to Ann Francke, head of the Chartered Management Institute, discussing activities such as football or cricket in the office could also lead to “laddish behaviour” or harmful banter between colleagues.

“A lot of women, in particular, feel left out,” Francke told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “They don’t follow those sports and they don’t like either being forced to talk about them or not being included in the conversation.”

Francke said discussions surrounding the merits of video assistant refereeing (VAR) could be particularly exclusionary if people don’t know what that is. “It’s a gateway to more laddish behaviour and – if it just goes unchecked – it’s a signal of a more laddish culture,” she continued.“It’s very easy for it to escalate from VAR talk and chat to slapping each other on the back and talking about their conquests at the weekend.”

Is discussing VAR and the new handball rules the gateway to toxic lad culture?
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>> No. 8878 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 6:55 pm
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Oh, it's the l at the end.
>> No. 8879 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 7:39 pm
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Did you see that ludicrous display last night?
>> No. 8882 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 9:14 pm
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As a Bi-lad I am offended by women thinking that only they're allowed to be offended by men and lesbians talking about football.

In a healthy office culture you have a balance of men and women, it stops being a problem, the men talk about football and the women talk about love island or soaps or whatever and they all banter with each other quite happily.
It becomes a problem when you have one or two women in an office full of men, and also when you have one or two men in an office full of women.
Banning people from talking about sports in the office is just sticking a plaster over the underlying problem.
>> No. 8883 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 9:17 pm
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Your sexuality has to be in the LGBT community to have your opinions taken seriously.
>> No. 8884 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 12:07 pm
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>It becomes a problem when you have one or two women in an office full of men, and also when you have one or two men in an office full of women.
I mean, this is just a nightmare scenario either way. I used to travel a lot doing IT work out of a bunch of different offices and the most unpleasant/dysfunctional were always one extreme or the other.

On topic, this woman is stupid and her suggestions are unhelpful. You can't stop people from talking about their hobbies, and any attempt to do so would have a profoundly negative effect on most workplaces.


>> No. 2575 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 1:37 am
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how to make cat pen for cats?
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>> No. 2577 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 1:18 pm
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He'll have to hold it with his mouth.

>> No. 2578 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 1:27 pm
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Cats don't write. They have human servants for that.
>> No. 2579 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 1:50 pm
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My cat's stolen my pen before. I assumed he just wanted to play with it.
>> No. 2580 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 2:28 pm
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Well in fact he was writing the first draft of his novel, and is now a published author.
>> No. 2640 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 2:20 am
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Get some masking tape.
Cut 4 lengths each about a foot long.
Stick them to the carpet in the shape of a square.
Cat will sit in it.


>> No. 21026 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 12:47 pm
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Outrage after Chinese theme park forces pig to bungee jump

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

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

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

Are the Chinese actually evil? The evidence seems to suggest so.
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>> No. 21081 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 10:03 pm
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>"Allegedly" coppers are given targets for arresting a certain number of people to arrest per week

I've never bought that one, it doesn't seem to make much sense, since arresting loads of people is expensive.
>> No. 21082 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:22 am
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Every copper I've spoken to says that being stuck at a custody suite is the least favourite part of their job. Beat coppers have no lack of ways to skive off, most of which are far more interesting than babysitting an arsehole and filling out forms.
>> No. 21083 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 5:33 am
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The targets were brought in under Labour and scrapped under Cameron but the senior police officers loyal to Labour kept them in place anyway. I'm a Labout voter.

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

This was big years ago, I don't know if the senior management of the popo was purged by May or Johnson and they've fixed the targets issue but I haven't heard of the targets being scrapped so I assume they're still there.
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26th January 2020
Sunday 10:41 pm
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>> No. 21104 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 9:47 pm
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I thought it was just the Japanese doing all the crazy shit in Asia.


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>> No. 64826 Moralfag
26th January 2020
Sunday 11:47 am
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I wish I could be there when someone explains to Emma what "2 boys 1 cup" is a reference to.
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>> No. 64827 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 10:17 pm
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>> No. 51150 Anonymous
8th October 2013
Tuesday 9:23 pm
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Young adults in England have scored among the lowest results in the industrialised world in international literacy and numeracy tests.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

I'm using Windows 7 if that makes any difference.
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>> No. 27362 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:31 am
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It's really, really not.
>> No. 27363 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:56 am
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Yes it is. It just comes back after every update.

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


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

Lidl has some brilliant examples, for instance this picture of a woman who is clearly off her tits on some research chems and is seeing hallucinations of vegetables flying around her head.
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>> No. 29459 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 2:59 pm
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My ex still calls emergency vehicles "nee naws" as in, oh, pull over, here come the nee naws.

It was sort of funny but mostly very odd.
>> No. 29460 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 4:13 pm
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I was just thinking their cultural literacy must be as impressive as whoever thought [word redacted because I just got banned for an hour for posting it] was a good name for Woolworths kids beds. It's not like when you used to see accidentally goatse-looking logos and think oh well, the designer's just oblivious to memes. That was a bit enviable.
>> No. 29461 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 4:23 pm
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Maybe someone at Cummings just thought it was finally time to address the company name with a little nod.
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24th January 2020
Friday 6:47 pm
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>> No. 29469 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 11:33 am
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I used to read a trade mag called Computing. They had a long-running gag about "black women with routers". And it was true, almost without fail every advert for a router used to have a very happy-looking black woman holding it.


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

That fish conversation's going to baffle people from now until the heat death of the Universe, at least it has me.
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>> No. 23015 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:12 pm
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Get it for a month, watch everything you want and then sack it off. There's little point having a monthly subscription with any of the streaming services.
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24th January 2020
Friday 5:15 pm
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Normal people have friends.
>> No. 23017 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:39 pm
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I, for one, don't even own a friend.
>> No. 23018 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:46 pm
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There's got to be at least one to two dozen box sets worth watching. You can't do that in a month if you're an adult.
>> No. 23019 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 6:17 pm
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Perhaps two months then. There isn't that much good content on Netflix, especially once you've got through the likes of It's Always Sunny, and certainly not enough to warrant subscribing to it continually over sporadically dipping in and out.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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24th January 2020
Friday 6:02 pm

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>> No. 64744 Auntiefucker
19th January 2020
Sunday 9:18 am
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The ironing is delicious.
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>> No. 64810 Samefag
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 9:23 pm
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No need to have a teary, mate.
>> No. 64811 Are Moaty
23rd January 2020
Thursday 1:18 pm
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Lads, I'm going to reserve judgment on Planet of the Apes until I've seen it, but I think it's really unlikely for astronauts to go into space and then just happen to land on a planet where apes and humans have their roles reversed but are otherwise exactly the same as on Earth, and not only that but speak English too.

Like I said I'll reserve judgement until I see it but I understand why this heavy-handed metaphor just doesn't land because it stretches the bounds of believability.
>> No. 64812 Billbob
23rd January 2020
Thursday 5:24 pm
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>1917 Is Based On a Harrowing True WWI Story From Director Sam Mendes's Grandfather
>1917 is something of a true story, loosely based on a tale the director's grandfather - Alfred H. Mendes, who served with the British Army during the First World War - told him as a child.
>Though much of the World War I movie 1917 is fiction, it is loosely based on an account that director Sam Mendes' paternal grandfather, Alfred Mendes, told to him when he was a boy.

Some bloke down the pub.
>No mate for the last time Planet of the Primates of Hair was not based on a true story, now fuck off, you're barred.

My hairdresser.
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>> No. 64813 Billbob
23rd January 2020
Thursday 5:29 pm
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These word filters are getting out of hand.
>> No. 64815 Searchfag
24th January 2020
Friday 2:17 pm
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So, true to my word I went to see 1917 so i can pass judgement on it.

fucking great film actually, i can only fault it for one slow scene that felt somewhat forced in the middle of an otherwise consistently tense runtime. even the two chavs in the back corner of the cinema shut their gobs after five minutes and i'm convinced i heard one of them sniffling in the emotional bits.

as for our out of place sikh, it really wasn't distracting from the film. he is dressed in regular tommy attire, but he's clearly shown as a foreigner with basic english and one of the other lads even gives him a jibe about barely knowing the language. i've not bothered googling it to see how many sikhs there actually were in british regiments as opposed to colonials, but in this film it didn't feel out of place. it could have been done badly, but it wasn't.


>> 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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Citalopram, 40mg.

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.
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14th January 2020
Tuesday 8:12 pm
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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.
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22nd January 2020
Wednesday 1:05 pm
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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 (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.
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22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:59 pm
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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.
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22nd January 2020
Wednesday 6:13 pm
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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'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.


>> 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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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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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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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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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.


>> 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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Wasn't House of Leaves based on a similar idea?
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21st January 2020
Tuesday 1:18 pm
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They're both terribly gimmicky but at least HoL doesn't come with faux-aged looking pop-out bullshit.

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.
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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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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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>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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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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You raise a good point. Where are the caveman ghosts?
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21st January 2020
Tuesday 7:58 pm
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>> 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.


>> No. 23192 Anonymous
29th December 2019
Sunday 7:46 pm
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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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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.
>> 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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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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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.


>> 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.
>> No. 29324 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 7:36 am
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I thought it was a good analogy.
>> No. 29325 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 7:59 am
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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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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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