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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.
>> No. 21023 Anonymous
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
>> No. 21024 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 10:57 am
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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.
>> No. 21025 Anonymous
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.


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

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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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>> No. 64461 Searchfag
15th December 2019
Sunday 9:01 am
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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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>> 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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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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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.


>> 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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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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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.

If you're less fussy about lighting:

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.
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>> No. 5584 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:25 pm
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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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It's not a riposte, I just respect the art of pornography.
>> No. 5587 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 1:38 pm
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Never change, .gs.


>> 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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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.
>> No. 6095 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:56 am
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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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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.
>> No. 6097 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 10:01 am
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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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This thread gives me the shivers.


>> No. 64090 Anonymous
18th September 2019
Wednesday 1:11 am
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>> No. 64723 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 7:31 pm
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@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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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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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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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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The video in the OP assumes that no-one has ever heard of Monkey Lights, so there you go.


>> 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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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?
>> No. 64715 Auntiefucker
15th January 2020
Wednesday 10:21 pm
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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.


>> 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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>> No. 4442 Anonymous
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.


>> No. 20852 Anonymous
6th January 2020
Monday 5:13 pm
/news/20852 Manchester rapes: How Reynhard Sinaga found his victims

>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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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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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.
>> No. 20958 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 5:18 pm
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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.
>> No. 20959 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 5:38 pm
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I think you mean obligatory.
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15th January 2020
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.
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) - who doesn't love a die shot.
>> No. 433760 Anonymous
13th January 2020
Monday 11:10 am
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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.


>> 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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>> No. 4434 Anonymous
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.

>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
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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.
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14th January 2020
Tuesday 10:11 pm
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>>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.


>> No. 64706 Billbob
13th January 2020
Monday 6:25 pm
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Lads, I've been having a think.

In these environmentally conscious times I'm going to start eating the apple whole, core and all, and then do all of my defecations outside. If it catches on then it will kick off a glorious rewilding trend. Innumerable trees will be shat out.
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>> No. 64707 Samefag
13th January 2020
Monday 8:28 pm
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This is exactly why I don't like tomatoes.
>> No. 64708 Searchfag
13th January 2020
Monday 8:53 pm
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>Lads, I've been having a think.
We've warned you about this kind of thing.

>I'm going to start eating the apple whole, core and all, and then do all of my defecations outside.


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>> No. 4977 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 11:33 pm
/fat/4977 Adult braces
Anyone have experience with these?

I'd like to finally correct my rabbity incisors since I'm finding myself increasingly hesitant at smiling in photos. I'd rather this didn't become a discussion over the merits of cosmetic dentistry in general but I can't stop you of course - just be reassured that I'm not idealising that creepy yank/'sleb look of fluourescent-white perfection.

In any case there are a range of options at varying costs. Money isn't a huge factor but I still don't want to waste it if the marginal benefits of one particular approach aren't worthwhile. The typical braces are mostly-invisible and removable plastic casings that gradually reshape your teeth, for faster results you can get permanent braces that are fitted onto the inside of your teeth until they become straight. The BOS has a pretty comprehensive guide here:

Any personal or anecdotal input welcome.
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>> No. 4978 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 11:35 pm
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I too would be interested in one day fixing my goof-mouth.
>> No. 4980 Anonymous
13th January 2020
Monday 5:38 pm
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I honestly find 'odd' teeth to be one of the most attractive, endearing qualities in women. I find such smiles wonderful - they're real, geninune; absolutely sincere. I don't know if this is a similar self-defence mechanism as 'dating a blind girl', but it's a quality i look for.
>> No. 4981 Anonymous
13th January 2020
Monday 8:35 pm
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Are you a weeb?


>> No. 7388 Anonymous
20th October 2018
Saturday 12:08 pm
/£$€¥/7388 Budgeting
What's the best method for budgeting?

I'm aware that I'm drifting a bit through life and not paying close enough attention to my personal finances. I could do with a system so I can analyse what is being spent and where that I can also use to plan ahead for annual bills and the like. I'm assuming the best thing to start with would be putting my bank statements on a spreadsheet.
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>> No. 7691 Anonymous
18th August 2019
Sunday 11:31 am
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If it's that kind of categorisation you're after, YNAB is excellent.
>> No. 7702 Anonymous
18th August 2019
Sunday 9:10 pm
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Monzo is bloody brilliant. Their customer comms is clear and honest, even if it puts them in a difficult light, their app is brilliant, no faffing, customer service is at the other end of a whatsapp style chat box that responds 24/7, no more sat waiting on the phone, it's all done through the app.

Starling is equally as good, but I find the interface a bit dark and gloomy.
>> No. 7828 Anonymous
2nd January 2020
Thursday 12:49 am
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So is YNAB what we're picking for budgeting software? I read that YNAB doesn't do direct transaction imports for UK banks but can do file based imports. I'm guessing it can at least accurately categorise spending?

What alternative budgeting software is out there? I see Monzo and Starling mentioned; I'll take a look at them. Anything else?

Please don't mention any brands too often or we'll have the astroturfing police turn up.
>> No. 7829 Anonymous
13th January 2020
Monday 4:15 pm
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What premium would you pay to rent your own place?

I'm looking in London. I have somewhere nice, that's shared. I'd be looking at an extra £200-£300 a month for a nice enough 1 bed flat, that isn't a mouldy little bedsit.
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13th January 2020
Monday 5:58 pm
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I think paying the premium to be on your own is a very good idea - but everyone is different and some people actually like sharing.

The challenge with living in London is the area - too far out and you end up with an hour commute, some areas aren't served with great public transport, there are a bunch of trade-offs. My advice would be pay as much as you can and live right in the centre - it'll be a tiny place compared to what you get outside Zone 3 and higher but you'll be happier.


>> No. 433350 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 10:37 am
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Here we (very likely) go again.
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>> No. 433750 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 10:13 pm
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Is it not in reference to them being turboprops?
>> No. 433751 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 10:48 pm
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It could be, that would be less annoying to me. But it's only the purphuel liveried ones that have PRP in the reg.

The most amusing one flybe have is G-ECOK. Because it sounds like cock
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13th January 2020
Monday 1:35 pm
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Not sure I would get on this plane...
>> No. 433764 Anonymous
13th January 2020
Monday 2:00 pm
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Not just a cock, but an e-cock.
>> No. 433767 Anonymous
13th January 2020
Monday 3:25 pm
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Is that like an e-cig, for when you're trying to wean yourself off real cock?


>> No. 29138 Anonymous
21st December 2019
Saturday 10:08 pm
/emo/29138 Old man sack smell
I'm almost 40 and I've noticed that my ball sack is developing a smell like cheesy wotsits. Even after i shower it's still there.

Is this a normal part of getting older?
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>> No. 29271 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 11:01 pm
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Can you try it with Deep Heat and compare the experience?
>> No. 29272 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 11:05 pm
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I'll have a look and see if I've got some tomorrow.
>> No. 29274 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 9:01 am
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I've got Tiger Balm and Vick's Rub but no Deep Heat.
>> No. 29275 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 10:47 am
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Try the Tiger Balm.
>> No. 29276 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 11:17 am
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I'll try both, goddamn.


>> No. 29115 Anonymous
11th December 2019
Wednesday 6:57 pm
/emo/29115 Last two fights I've been in have left me feeling emasculated
Aight lads. tldr; was in a position to win 2 seperate fights, odds in my favour, and bitched out both times.

I'm a 6' skinnyfit guy in my late 20's, no formal fighting experience, who has generally dealt with their childhood anger issues and now smokes a lot of weed. This has left me generally placid and kind of slow to anger.

Fight 1

I was heading along a bridge after a night out, had just smoked a joint that my mate had to roll for me, as I couldn't do it standing up. This is extremely rare. Suffice to say I was quite fucked.

3 radgies heading my way on the side of the pavement, two girls and a guy. The lad was slightly taller than me and quite lanky. They started shouting at me, I took my earphones out and they were proper having a go and walking purposefully towards me. I backed off a bit and then the guy charged me.

He was about 10 metres away, so I had time to think. I was still quite confused. I waited til he got close as he was clearly going for a high punch, and then ducked, picked him up at the waist, and threw him over the barrier into the road. The girls then kind of ran towards me and started pushing me, and I just ignored the guy on the floor, ran across the other side, and started jogging down the bridge and rang the police.

I was on the phone to them, one girl caught me up and held me by the collar and told me not to call the police. I should have nutted her. She was maybe 16 though, but I feel I should have nutted her. I pushed her away and jogged again, but it gave the lad time to catch up. I did the exact same move again, but onto the pavement this time and much weaker. Both the girls grabbed me, he came over and punched me in the face.

I was sparked for a second, but still just confused. Ran again, eventually some driver pulled over and opened the door and I got in.
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>> No. 29244 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 9:49 am
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>>29240 Do an SIA Door Supervisor course

Strangely tempting, despite not ever expecting to do doors...

"The SIA are due to launch a new specification on 1st April 2020. As a result this is likely to become a 7 day training course. Further dates and the additional cost will be advertised once they have finalised there position."

7 days? crumbs...
>> No. 29245 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 1:07 pm
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I think they’re adding CCTV operation and advanced physical intervention to the course, as It licenses you for frontline close protection of individuals as well as manned guarding, i.e. clubs or factories. Not 100% sure on that, but when I did it it was 5 days.

You get distance learning material before the course starts, I went into it with a lot of notes already at hand. The exams are piss easy.
>> No. 29257 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 2:02 pm
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OP, I hear you. You can drive yourself nuts with what-ifs, especially the ones where you think "was I assertive enough" or where you feel like you didn't defend some line that shouldn't be crossed.

But I'm not sure there is a lesson to be learned from your scenarios, you handled yourself about as well as anyone could hope to in really strange and unexpected circumstances. You literally threw a lad and got away in a car relatively unscathed, and you called the police on an abusive person without anyone getting really hurt.

Maybe you were just listening to your gut instinct? It could be you subconsciously knew that the lanky boy didn't have a knife and was just out for a fight, and the other one didn't actually pose much of a threat to your girlfriend beyond being a cunt.

Honestly, you sound like someone that's probably been in fights before (reading to the end of your post just confirmed this). Over time you do develop some sense of who is genuinely out to cause you harm or if it's just something stupid getting out of hand. Of course getting punched or shoved is harmful, but it could be that you have a thick skin for physical pain and it just doesn't register for you the way you'd expect it to.

I agree with you, though, it's really hard to gauge proportional reactions and you're standing by a sound principle of self-preservation and protecting people you care about, especially when you've had horrible experiences or were in a lot of fights in the past, but there's not necessarily shame in not feeling angry when this happens. Rage is extremely unpleasant, at least for me, something that's also (at least a little bit) based in fear. It might be worth examining why you didn't feel fear? Could it just be there wasn't much to be afraid of? You said yourself, you felt more confused than threatened.

I'd also be really concerned about the fantasy violence elsewhere. Your issues with anger are still certainly there, even if it's a slow burn. It sounds like you've harnessed your anger in such a way that your idea of handling physical situations is to get pretty brutal about it. I honestly can't tell you whether this is right or wrong, it's an ugly grey area you shouldn't have to find yourself navigating. Try to think, though, what was the ideal outcome? It probably doesn't end with soccer kicking an abusive stranger or headbutting a young girl.

Again, I get it, you want to believe you have it in you to get nasty if a situation really called for it -- but it's worth considering that the times you describe, where you very clearly didn't, were the times things de-escalated with minimal harm to everyone.

More broadly, I'd also ask you to think about what kind of life you're leading and what kind of environment you're in where these things happen. Are you into nightclubs or other places where this drama normally takes off? If you know you're prone to either escalate these situations rapidly by throwing punches, or get annoyed with yourself when you don't, then could it be better to just remove yourself entirely from them?
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>> No. 29261 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 4:19 pm
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> What would you have done in the first event? If you already had the guy on the ground and he was attacking you for no reason?

The biggest no-no when you've got someone on the ground is to keep hitting them and the worst possible thing you can do is get up and put the boot in.

Essentially, when the lad charged you the second time after you already have taken him down once I would have taken him down harder, as opposed to more gently the way you did. The law is quite specific about someone clonking their bonce after you've punched them in the face, but there is almost no way to prove intent if someone charges you and during the scuffle you both fall to the ground and he cracks his coconut - as long as you haven't been physically aggressive, i.e. punched him in the face.

Sage because all of this is pretty silly and we shouldn't go around with pre-prepared plans to inflict injury onto others in our heads all the time.
>> No. 29273 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 12:07 am
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Testosterone drops drastically around your late 20s. You're just chilling out.


>> No. 28846 Anonymous
24th August 2019
Saturday 10:06 am
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Has anyone here managed to cure their hard-flaccid?

I'm nearly 40 and I've had this since i was about 12. I think it was caused by bad masturbation technique in which I'd tense up my kegel muscles to achieve quicker orgasm.

Is it too late to cure now?
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>> No. 28877 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 11:40 am
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Yesterday I bought eggs for the first time in ages and i think it's because of this thread.
>> No. 28879 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 4:21 pm
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Big Egg shilling on .gs, m8. What a world.
>> No. 28880 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 6:57 pm
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Big Egg shelling
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18th October 2019
Friday 1:16 pm
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>> No. 29270 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 10:14 pm
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This daily workout should help open up the pelvic area.


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>> No. 64682 YubYub
10th January 2020
Friday 12:37 am
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>> No. 64705 Paedofag
11th January 2020
Saturday 9:25 pm
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Bloody hell.


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