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This is a link post Are you an ass or boobs man? NSFW
Strangely philosophical
(, Sat 15 May 2021, 9:22, Reply)
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What's this age verification bullshit?
(, Sat 15 May 2021, 9:35, Reply)
This is a link post Behave
Suspicious kettle lands man in hot water
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This is a normal post at least he wasn't black

(, Sat 15 May 2021, 8:42, Reply)
This is a link post g'nite

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 22:56, Reply)
This is a link post A mans quest to find whirlpools


(, Fri 14 May 2021, 22:34, Reply)
This is a link post Cat as theremin

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 19:59, Reply)
This is a normal post This is great....
Belongs on a double A side with this -
youtu.be/nr-SZXIVvuo
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 21:10, Reply)
This is a normal post Cats are courageous

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 19:13, Reply)
This is a normal post That was amazing.
And CNN couldn’t have presented it worse. Still gets a click though.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 19:41, Reply)
This is a normal post Wish I could see the bounce clearly.
It looks like it's part of the energy dissipation.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 21:26, Reply)
This is a normal post I’ve seen other falling cat vids, but not a land like the kitchen table falling cat video.

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 21:59, Reply)
This is a normal post A very special cat fall.
m.youtube.com/watch?v=gmNmKS13kRI

Horrid music tho'
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 22:25, Reply)
This is a normal post The cat vids are getting funnier, but the packaging is getting worse.

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 22:38, Reply)
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music onlookers
(, Sat 15 May 2021, 6:30, Reply)
This is a link post Cryptopica 005 (topical cryptic prize crossword) I made this!
More of my current-affairs-inspired word-wankery for those that can abide such linguistic onanism. Prize for the first correct solution drawn from the hat after 31 May.

Main link is to PDF.

Across Lite PUZ file here (but check the rubric on the PDF for additional info first): drive.google.com/file/d/1vJG14kFkmy0RLvsifq4a4QFgTHPbASyj/view?usp=drivesdk

Good luck.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 18:48, Reply)
This is a link post 101 MILLION people cant be wrong
Glasscock be damned.

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 18:27, Reply)
This is a normal post they can you know

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 22:13, Reply)
This is a normal post very much so

(, Sat 15 May 2021, 2:32, Reply)
This is a link post NHS to make data available
What could possibly go wrong!??

Opt out now via the pdf (print, fill in and give to your doctors) or this link www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/ (I don't think you can opt out children via this way)

'Biggest data grab' in NHS history stuffs GP records in a central store for 'research' – and the time to opt out is now


(, Fri 14 May 2021, 16:40, Reply)
This is a normal post If it's anonymised, what's the problem?
"NHS Digital said names and addresses, written notes, images, letters, and documents would not be collected. Nor would coded data that is not needed due to its age and coded data that GPs are not permitted to share by law."

Sounds fairly standard for dealing with sensitive/confidential patient data, at least in my experience (pharmacy/clinical trials). Sure, there's always concern about data being hacked/compromised, but if it can't be used to identify an individual then what's the objection? Health professionals do take confidentiality very seriously.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 17:36, Reply)
This is a normal post The UK government has a storied history of keeping our data completely safe, yeah?

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 18:35, Reply)
This is a normal post Absolutely, I get those concerns
Key point for me, though, is what data is collected in the first place. If (and I concede it's a big if) it's properly anonymised before the data is collected, I don't see the problem.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 18:49, Reply)
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re: data anonymised - not really, since it really depends on what other databases exist now and in the future that could be used to cross reference the data. eg using the data from Tesco club card dataset(which has your name etc) with a machine Learning algorithm - I suspect the data would be able over a period time, able to identify a lot people. This will only get more detailed with time as more information eg facebook? your browsing habits which are also collected by ISPs and given to many many agencies etc.. etc...

and also allowing US multinational's to analysing the data to then start the bidding process for select GPs. has the UK government ruled NHS from the treaties with the US? no! what better way would there be for them to understand the UK healthcare market
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 19:44, Reply)
This is a normal post Cradle to grave data, minus whatever the dear old ladies working part time at the GP surgery understand needs to be removed.
I like the idea of truly anonymous medical data being used constructively, but I have no faith in this or future governments to keep it anonymous, safe and secure.

Centralising government databases never ends well.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 19:52, Reply)
This is a normal post Do you really think opting out would stop data theft/use?
As soon as it is online it will be well worth selling to the US, then apologising afterwards and a public inquiry (after the election).
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 19:32, Reply)
This is a normal post It might be worth a lawsuit when you find your data used to promote or deny you services later on.

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 19:57, Reply)
This is a normal post Lawsuits are usually for people with money*.
They are unlikely to admit that is why they are refusing services, the same way it is difficult to prove discrimination at job interviews.

*although I have beaten the DWP at tribunal.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 21:42, Reply)
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Isn't this data that Amazon and Google already had?
www.wired.co.uk/article/amazon-nhs-data-matt-hancock
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 19:57, Reply)
This is a normal post I bought it the other day on Amazon
then under Frequently Bought Together saw you can also get the data of those who opted out so added it to the basket
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 20:49, Reply)
This is a normal post Don't worry, as a GP I always make sure that my patient's data is so poorly coded that it would be worthless if it fell into the wrong hands.

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 21:25, Reply)
This is a normal post Has Rob tried selling B3ta data to researchers?
Not sure he'd get much but it might be another source of revenue.
(, Sat 15 May 2021, 9:05, Reply)
This is a link post B3TA approved


(, Fri 14 May 2021, 13:09, Reply)
This is a normal post Why was the leading fucklift driver raising his centre of mass like that?
Nice Mariokart power-skid while it lasted though.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 14:44, Reply)
This is a normal post Maybe he just got off of work, and was in a hurry to get racing.

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 16:05, Reply)
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Because the physics look about as realistic as when I'm racing forklifts against my son in Lego Jurassic World.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 16:20, Reply)
This is a normal post Love it.
There’s also this one with racing cardboard boxes - youtu.be/7SYSbvPbOyY
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 17:14, Reply)
This is a normal post Too shouty.

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 19:58, Reply)
This is a link post Sparks doco trailer...


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This is a normal post squeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaalllll!!!!!!!!

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This is a normal post I concur with the above squeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaalllll!!!!!!!!
and would like to add my own.

squeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaalllll!!!!!!!!! (with one extra exclamation mark)
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 13:58, Reply)
This is a normal post Was that a flicker of b3ta at 1.03?

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 14:12, Reply)
This is a normal post That one is
Fake RatherGood.

Cyriak's worked with them, so there is a b3ta connection.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 14:43, Reply)
This is a normal post Can't wait.
Q. How can we make this Sparks documentary even more awesome?

A. Get Edgar fucking Wright to direct it.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 18:25, Reply)
This is a normal post Reminds me of one of my favourite viz crap jokes

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 20:11, Reply)
This is a normal post woo!

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This is a link post Moving Mud Puddle Gives Zero Fucks About A Railway Line
It's a sinkhole with attitude, and it's on a mission to go wherever the fuck it wants. Engineers, bollocks to your 5 story steel sheet pile driven barrier - piece of piss. Next THE HIGHWAY!!! There should be a live feed of this mischievous mucky anarchist.

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 11:01, Reply)
This is a normal post Nice to see that Betteridge's Law doesn't just apply to headlines.

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This is a normal post One can not have gradations of uniqueness. One either is or is not unique.

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 12:59, Reply)
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Sure, but this one is very unique.
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This is a normal post Uniquely so in fact.

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 14:06, Reply)
This is a normal post The most uniqueiest

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 14:09, Reply)
This is a normal post Well, you're right
and so am I
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 14:24, Reply)
This is a link post Good ol' Alan Partridge
Talking up the Monks

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 8:13, Reply)
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www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-sad-demise-of-alan-partridge
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 8:58, Reply)
This is a normal post the spectator hates coogan now?
What an unexpected turn of events and in no way a vindictive pattern of behaviour since his evidence at leveson. Makes a change from them vilifying young girls for tweeting they're glad to be back at school, which is what really gets its readership off
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 10:08, Reply)
This is a normal post Needless to say, I had the last laugh.

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 11:50, Reply)
This is a normal post it does clarify the source of your frequent 'PC gone mad'-themed regurgitated dross
it's a sophomoric british breitbart, replete with references to the "chinese virus"
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 13:55, Reply)
This is a normal post It's certainly not 'Bravo Two Zero' by Andy McNabb. Which actually improves with every read.

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 14:02, Reply)
This is a normal post wasn't nearly as good as his follow-up: "Charlie Two Zero - You sunk my battleship"

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 15:04, Reply)
This is a normal post Now you appear to have calmed down, and yes, yes, The Spectator is vile and evil right wing dogma,
do you really not think this new Partridge incarnation is utter shite compared to his 90s outings?
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 19:51, Reply)
This is a normal post you prefer his edgy early stuff?
I loathe it all. And him. And Courtney Love.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 22:44, Reply)
This is a normal post No, I’m just talking about Partridge.
He’s done other good stuff. The Trip. Philomena. He’s flogging a dead here though.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 22:58, Reply)
This is a normal post Oh I wouldn't go so far as to call it vile
but like other media that used to be centre right, it's followed its readership down a rabbithole of neo-trumpian orthodoxies at the expense of any gravitas it once possessed. The thunberg 'article' could have been an aggrieved tweet
As to the new partridge, I've not seen it, though if iannucci is still writing it's bound to have it's moments even if it suffers from over-familiarity
(, Sat 15 May 2021, 0:54, Reply)
This is a normal post Iannucci isn’t. Your description of The Spectator’s editorial line is utterly absurd.

(, Sat 15 May 2021, 1:16, Reply)
This is a normal post the idiom is brit public school, but the targets and ad hominen attacks are depressingly familiar
I googled "spectator thunberg" knowing I'd find predictable vitriol, but slightly taken aback by how juvenile and unnuanced the writing was.
"pigtailed Swedish school girl staged a hissy fit from the UN". "goblin of doom", "chinese virus" - all this in response to a tweet saying it was nice to be back at school.
There's nothing to learn here other than they hate thunberg and coogan, and it's not even particularly funny or well expressed. To me the parallels with trump are obvious, and it appeals to a similar kind of repressed and impotent bitterness that they act as ciphers for.
(, Sat 15 May 2021, 3:46, Reply)
This is a normal post You’re spoiling for a fight that isn’t even there.
The article makes absolutely no mention of Coogan’s politics whatsoever, it’s a critique of the comic character Partridge’s declining comedy value, that is highly praised for it’s 90s period. And then you start dragging Greta into it. I understand you think The Spectator is evil. I get that. But all the article says is that Partridge isn’t as funny as he used to be and that’s a shame. You even admit you haven’t seen the show that this assertion is based on. Yet still you want to pick a fight about it, while at no point addressing the essential substance of the article. It’s just weird. I’m increasingly certain you’ve not even read the article. You just want a fight.
(, Sat 15 May 2021, 12:13, Reply)
This is a normal post Hard to know if you're quoting Alan's autobiography
or Brett Hart's.
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This is a normal post gpwm

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 22:49, Reply)
This is a normal post Not my words Carol...

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 12:42, Reply)
This is a normal post TLDR

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This is a link post I know there have been posts from this channel before
But this is such a perfect peel

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 1:05, Reply)
This is a normal post That is quite satisfying.
And wow...a whole channel dedicated to a single low bridge.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 9:54, Reply)
This is a normal post "It's fine boss, we just call it a convertible"

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 10:03, Reply)
This is a normal post The idea of a truck eating bridge having a Patreon is so very internet

(, Fri 14 May 2021, 13:21, Reply)
This is a normal post Good man.
It's a pity he didn't come to those conclusions before signing up.
(, Thu 13 May 2021, 21:57, Reply)
This is a normal post Better that it comes from experience.
Might have upset the patriotic heroes in 'spoons tho'.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 16:57, Reply)
This is a link post Judge not amused by Zoom screen name that man gave himself for virtual court case.

(, Thu 13 May 2021, 17:36, Reply)
This is a normal post I can't quite make it out
do you have a larger image?
(, Thu 13 May 2021, 17:40, Reply)
This is a normal post The screen name is in pretty small writing, it has to be said.

(, Thu 13 May 2021, 17:44, Reply)
This is a normal post *cough*
b3ta.com/links/1565913
(, Thu 13 May 2021, 17:52, Reply)
This is a normal post Oh bumz.

(, Thu 13 May 2021, 18:43, Reply)
This is a normal post *Glass* Buttfucker 3000...

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This is a normal post Worst 2000AD ever

(, Thu 13 May 2021, 21:34, Reply)
This is a normal post
worst best
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 8:44, Reply)
This is a normal post If only I had some way of knowing what might happen before I clicked a link

(, Thu 13 May 2021, 21:52, Reply)
This is a normal post You Muppet
Have some Buckfunk 3000

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpuX_6Mb0QQ&list=PLVxlwX2yfkrJc8yOeHxfPho-LinW3Z-aM&index=1
(, Thu 13 May 2021, 22:36, Reply)
This is a link post Two Rivers Park monster
A beautiful documentary
(, Thu 13 May 2021, 16:31, Reply)
This is a normal post Did you see the monsters face in the window by the bones and at around 1:05 by his shoulder?
Could it be Skeletor?
(, Thu 13 May 2021, 20:25, Reply)
This is a normal post Speaking of
Skeletor...
(, Thu 13 May 2021, 21:25, Reply)
This is a normal post Mark Hamill will be the new Skeletor!
I didn't know that they were making a new series.
(, Thu 13 May 2021, 22:53, Reply)
This is a link post Space is Big
But smaller than you might think.

If you enjoyed this video, check out Lawrence Krauss’s talk on the beginnings and ultimate fate of the Universe here.
(, Thu 13 May 2021, 16:13, Reply)
This is a normal post It's not small
It's just far away
(, Thu 13 May 2021, 16:22, Reply)
This is a normal post I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.

(, Thu 13 May 2021, 17:06, Reply)
This is a normal post If the local group chemist is shut you’re stuffed.

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This is a normal post Is Krauss off the naughty step now?
Last I saw of him he was dressing as a hobo and doing lecture tours of countries where #MeToo isn't a thing.
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This is a normal post Space is so big that the vast majority of it is too far away for us to reach within the lifetime of the universe.
Seems pretty big to me.

The Algorithm (All glory to The Algorithm!) has been pushing this to me pretty hard, but I was sure I had watched a Kursgesagt video on the same topic about a year ago. Turns out that I had.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 9:52, Reply)
This is a link post I did not know
Tenacious D have been around for this long. Audio is a bit hissy.
edit-1997

(, Thu 13 May 2021, 11:56, Reply)
This is a normal post They were in that pauly shore movie biodome way back too
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwshxagVS2w
(, Thu 13 May 2021, 12:32, Reply)
This is a normal post It’s only Jack Black, but I think his best song is the unused theme to King Kong
www.youtube.com/watch?v=934usAyueR8
(, Thu 13 May 2021, 12:48, Reply)
This is a normal post He missed a good opportunity for a 'wank'

(, Thu 13 May 2021, 13:24, Reply)
This is a normal post I’m still amazed by
Jack Black’s mum. She makes almost all humans look like massive underachievers.
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 4:43, Reply)
This is a normal post his half brother isn't exactly
underachieving either
(, Fri 14 May 2021, 8:57, Reply)
This is a link post La Vida Loca - Toy Dolls style
Blissfully shouty

(, Thu 13 May 2021, 9:03, Reply)

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