TV dating uk

I love trash TV! Love, Love, Love it! There’s nothing better for me than a great dating show to cringe over! So I’ve put together my favourite Dating shows you can watch on UK telly! Pin this post for later: TAKE ME OUT. Take me out hit was in the top spot of dating TV a few years back. It was must see TV. 11 best online dating sites to try Best online dating sites for over 40s 1. eHarmony How does it work? If you are serious about looking for that special thing called love, then this is the site ... FOOTIE pundit Alex Scott is dating Corrie’s Sam Robertson. Former Strictly star Alex, 35, and soap actor Sam, 34, who plays Ken Barlow’s bad boy grandson Adam, enjoyed a cosy evening together ... Producers are looking for couples from around the UK who would benefit from advice from a relationship and sex expert. Send an email to [email protected] with your name, age, telephone ... The stats show that she’s right. Our appetite for finding someone is insatiable, even during a global pandemic. In the past 30 days, Google Trends has shown a 150% rise for people searching for “best free dating apps” in England and a 90% increase for “free dating apps” in the UK. Want to give virtual dating a try? American dating show The Bachelor and its spin-off show The Bachelorette are one of the highest rated TV programmes in the states. Presented by US TV host Chris Harrison, the show follows a bachelor or bachelorette looking for a wife or husband among 28 contestants. gay, lesbian & trans dating Welcome to LGBT Date - one of the largest and most active Gay, Lesbian and Trans communities online. Meet Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people in your local postcode area or from further afield. In the UK, we just love dating TV shows. From seeing cute couples blossom and sparks fly, to those extremely embarrassing and awkward moments. We’ve put together a list of reality dating shows and other date TV shows. These shows share a whole variety of personalities from all walks of life trying to find love, a friend or just a quick fling. 100% Free dating site. FDating.com is absolutely free dating site.You can post your profile, use advanced search, send and receive messages absolutely free. We are 100% free and have no paid services! Online dating and dating apps are one of the most popular ways to meet a new partner and there are more than 1,400 sites in the UK alone, catering for people from all walks of life and interests.

RuPaul's Drag Race - UK

2019.02.06 21:29 phedre RuPaul's Drag Race - UK

Do you have what it takes? Only those with Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent will make it to the top! Start your engines...and may the best **woman** *win*! Dedicated to the first official RuPaul's Drag Race television spinoff hosted by RuPaul herself.
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2020.07.26 16:20 mythologue DragRaceHolland

Do you have what it takes? Only those with Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent will make it to the top! Start your engines...and may the best woman win! Dedicated to everyone's favorite drag queen tv show. ------------------------------------------------------ Heb jij het in je? Alleen diegenen die 'Charisma', 'Uniqueness', 'Nerve' en 'Talent' bezitten zullen de top bereiken! Start je motoren ... en moge de beste vrouw winnen! Dé subreddit voor ieders favoriete drag queen tv-programma .
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2019.07.01 01:47 phedre Drag Race Canada

Do you have what it takes? Only those with Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent will make it to the top! Start your engines...and may the best **woman** *win*! Dedicated to everyone's favourite drag queen tv show. Avez-vous ce qu'il faut? Seules celles qui possèdent du Charisme, de l'Unicité, du Nerf et du Talent se verront les vainqueures! Démarrez vos moteurs, et que la meilleure **femme** *gagne*! Une communauté dédiée à l'émission télévisée de Drag Queens préférée de tous.
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2020.09.22 18:03 Snubie1 Snus Con 2020 (Snus Con @ Home Webcast) Update

Here's a quick update on Snus Con 2020, Snus Con @ Home.
So far, the panels we have confirmed and scheduled are:
We will be recording the interviews next week, and they'll be broadcast sometime at the end of the month or early October. Once we know the broadcast date for each panel, we will post it here!
Also, thanks to everyone who submitted questions for these companies. Your questions will be asked in the interviews as well!
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2020.09.22 13:12 RuudJudbney Sony phone users since 2006!

OK, OK! There were no "Sony phones" in 2006. My Sony phone back in 2006 was a Sony Ericcson phone.
September 2006 I was 27 years-old and using some boring POS on a pay-as-you-go when I walked past a phone shop in my hometown and I saw a poster in the window advertising the Sony Ericsson W850,
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I believe I had seen adverts on TV and thought that's a nice looking phone and the idea of a phone designed as a music player appealed to me, that's the number one reason I have stuck with them. I use the Sony WF-1000XM3 paired up with my XZ2 Premium.
I remember the guy in the phone shop who signed me up saying that I was the first person in the town to get one of those phones, I had just happened to be there on the release date and there was one store in the small town that had the stock.
I believe I had the W850 until 2008 when I then got the had a W595 until 2010. The W595 which was larger but slimmer, I really preferred the look of the W850.
I then foolishly had four years of darkness when I tried to get into Blackberry phones - remember those?
Then it went...
2014 Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (bought used when money was tight)
2014 Sony Xperia Z1
I mentioned this in another thread. I bought a pair of Z1's for my wife and I towards the end of 2014 before we left the UK (have been living in Asia since) and we were seeing friends in Singapore in December 2014 or possibly January 2015, my wife left her phone in a bathroom so I upgraded to a...
2015 Sony Xperia Z3 which had only been out for one or two months at this point.
2016 Sony Xperia Z5 Premium - bought when in Hong Kong. When I got my next one...
2019 Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
The Z5P was passed on to my wife and it stopped working quite recently so my wife is using a 5-year-old phone that is getting replaced soon.
And soon (but not soon enough) I want to upgrade to the Xperia 1 ii

If you made it this far, thank you very much.
I would love to hear if anyone is like me or if you've just been attracted by the recent models.
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2020.09.22 10:59 JamiroFan2000 The COMPLETE Year-By-Year Jamiroquai Tour History META Year #15 2006

Hello Jamiroquai!
This is the eleventh META post for a new expansive series I have been wanting to do for some time for the subreddit, "The COMPLETE Year-By-Year Jamiroquai Tour History META'! This information will be eventually added to the Jamiroquai WIKI Page in it's entirety in the future but for the time being, it will be a recurring post series.
All of this information is being imparted to us from the Funkin Site fansite, massive thanks to my pal David Rowe for collecting all this important tour information during the nearly past +30 years of the band history, I hope everyone in the Reddit Jamily enjoys this & MUCH MORE TO COME! Cheers Reddit Jamily!

PREVIOUS POSTS OF THIS SERIES:

The COMPLETE Year-By-Year Jamiroquai Tour History META Year #15: 2006:

2006

Date Of Gig Country Concert & Additional Info
16 Feb 06 (Thu) Italy, Torino, Piazza Castello, Torino Festival, 2006 Winter Olympics Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Revolution 1993, Little L, Dynamite, Use The Force, Love Foolosophy, Main Vein/Time Won't Wait, Don't Give Hate A Chance, Alright, Deeper Underground. Jamiroquai performed at Piazza Castello, the medals plaza of the Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy as part of what organisers called the "Torino Festival". Between 11 and 25 February the medals plaza hosted a "show with the best stars of the international music scene." Other acts performing included Duran Duran and Anastacia.
22 Mar 06 (Wed) Argentina, Buenos Aires, Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, Revolution 1993, Little L, High Times, You Give Me Something, Dynamite, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, 2001, Love Foolosophy/Main Vein, Time Won't Wait, (Don't) Give Hate A Chance, Alright, Deeper Underground. This concert was originally announced as being held at the Pepsi Music Stadium in Buenos Aires but was then changed to the 30,000 capacity Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires a few days later. According to the Ticketek.com.ar website, tickets sold out within 10 days.
24 Mar 06 (Fri) Brazil, Sao Paulo, Credicard Arena Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, Revolution 1993, Little L, Seven Days In Sunny June, High Times, Dynamite, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, 2001, Love Foolosophy/Main Vein, Time Won't Wait, (Don't) Give Hate A Chance, Alright, Deeper Underground
25 Mar 06 (Sat Brazil, Rio de Janiero, Claro Hall Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, Revolution 1993, Little L, Seven Days In Sunny June, You Give Me Something, Dynamite, Use The Force, 2001, Black Capricorn Day, Love Foolosophy, Main Vein, Time Won't Wait, (Don't) Give Hate a Chance, Alright, Deeper Underground
28 Mar 06 (Tue) Venezuela, Caracas, Poliedro de Caracas Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, Revolution 1993, Little L, Seven Day In Sunny June, High Times, You Give Me Something, Dynamite, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, Love Foolosophy, Main Vein/Time Won't Wait, Alright, Don't Give Hate A Chance, Deeper Underground
30 Mar 06 (Thu) Colombia, Bogota, Parque Jaime Duque Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, Corner Of The Earth, Revolution 1993, Little L, Seven Days In Sunny June, You Give Me Something, Dynamite, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, Love Foolosophy/Time Won't Wait, (Don't) Give Hate A Chance, Virtual Insanity, Alright, Deeper Underground. Originally announced as 29 March but was changed to the following day. The venue was originally set to be Rodzio de La Caro, until two weeks prior to the gig the band changed to a much larger venue - Parque Jaime Duque.
01 Apr 06 (Sat) Costa Rica, San Jose, Autodromo la Guasima, Festival Imperial Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, Revolution 1993, Little L, Seven Days In Sunny June, High Times, Dynamite, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, Love Foolosophy/Main Vein, Time Won't Wait, Don't Give Hate A Chance, Alright, Deeper Underground
05 Apr 06 (Wed) Mexico, Mexico City, National Auditorium Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, Revolution 1993, Little L, Seven Days In Sunny June, You Give Me Something, Dynamite, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, Love Foolosophy, Main Vein/Time Won't Wait, Don't Give Hate A Chance, Deeper Underground
13 Apr 06 (Thu) United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, Revolution 1993, Little L, Seven Days In Sunny June, You Give Me Something, Dynamite, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, Love Foolosophy, Main Vein/Time Won't Wait, (Don't) Give Hate A Chance, Alright, Deeper Underground
22 May 06 (Mon) Spain, Barcelona, Parc del Fòrum, Laureus World Sports Awards (tv) Performed: Cosmic Girl, Space Cowboy, Love Foolosophy. The seventh annual Laureus World Sports Awards, which honours the world's best sportsmen and women, will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from May 20-22, 2006. Laureus TV programming annually attracts an audience of over one billion. www.laureus.com. Jamiroquai's backing singers (Lorraine, Hazel, Sam) were not present at this performance.
26 May 06 (Fri) Portugal, Lisbon, Rock in Rio Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, Revolution 1993, Little L, Use The Force, Love Foolosophy/Main Vein, Time Won't Wait, Alright, Deeper Underground. Jamiroquai are one of the artists performing on the first day of this festival, which takes place over five days. http://rockinrio-lisboa.sapo.pt/. Following the concert, which was streamed live by AOL and broadcast on a number of radio stations around the world, the band headed into a small studio backstage to record some tracks for an AOL "session" where they performed Black Crow and Love Foolosophy.
02 Jun 06 (Fri) Germany, Nürburgring, Rock am Ring Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, Revolution 1993, Little L, Black Devil Car, Love Fool, Black Capricorn Day, Alright, Time Won't Wait
04 Jun 06 (Sun) Germany, Nürnberg, Rock im Park No Info
15 Jun 06 (Thu) * Russia, Saint Petersburg, Ice Palace* No Info
18 Jun 06 (Sun) *Russia, Moscow, Olympiski No Info
20 Jun 06 (Tue) Ukraine, Kiev, Palace Of Sports No Info
22 Jun 06 (Thu) Georgia, Tbilisi, Philharmonic Concert Hall, Tbilisi Jazz Festival Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, Revolution 1993, Little L, Black Crow, High Times, You Give Me Something, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, Travelling Without Moving, Love Foolosophy/Time Won't Wait, (Don't) Give Hate A Chance, Alright, Deeper Underground
02 Jul 06 (Sun) Italy, Palermo (Sicily), Velodromo Borsellino No Info
03 Jul 06 (Mon) Italy, Trani (Bari), Monastero Di Colonna Performed:Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, Revolution 1993, Black Crow, Little L, Travelling Without Moving, You Give Me Something, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, Love Foolosophy / Main Vein, Time Won't Wait, High Times, Alright, Deeper Underground
12 Jul 06 (Wed) France, Ile du Gaou, Six Fours, Voix du Gaou festival Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Travelling Without Moving, You Give Me Something, Revolution 1993, Black Crow, Little L, Dynamite, Soul Education, High Times, Black Capricorn Day, Use The Force, Love Foolosophy / Main Vein, Time Won't Wait, Alright, Deeper Underground. The concert was not listed at Jamiroquai.com when the European tour dates were confirmed at the start of June. It was finally confirmed by Jamiroquai.com a few days before the festival.
14 Jul 06 (Fri) Netherlands, Rotterdam, Ahoy, North Sea Jazz Festival Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Revolution 1993, Dynamite, Soul Education, Alright, Travelling Without Moving, High Times, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, Love Foolosophy, Main Vein, Time Won't Wait
23 Jul 06 (Sun) UK, London, Victoria Park, Lovebox Weekender festival Performed: (Don't) Give Hate A Chance, Space Cowboy, Revolution 1993, If I Like It I Do It, Alright, Soul Education, Stillness In Time, Hot Tequila Brown, Travelling Without Moving, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, Love Foolosophy, Main Vein/Time Won't Wait, Deeper Underground. Jamiroquai headlined the main stage on the second day of this festival, held in East London. Ex-Jamiroquai bass player Stuart Zender was at the festival (performing with Mark Ronson's band) and watch Jamiroquai's performance from the front.
29 Jul 06 (Sat) Portugal, Azores, Festival De Ponta Delgada No Info
05 Aug 06 (Sat) Portugal, Madeira, Madeira Live Festival No Info
10 Aug 06 (Thu) Belgium, Lokeren, Lokerse Feesten Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Revolution, Little L Dynamite, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, Travelling Without Moving, Love Foolosophy, Time Won't Wait, (Don't) Give Hate A Chance, Alright, Deeper Underground
12 Aug 06 (Sat) Denmark, Skanderborg, Dyrehaven, Skanderborg Festival The festival is held between 9 and 13 August.
14 Aug 06 (Mon) France, Colmar, La Foire aux Vins Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Revolution, If I Like It I Do It, Little L, Hot Tequila Brown, Dynamite, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, Travelling Without Moving, Love Foolosophy, Time Won't Wait, (Don't) Give Hate A Chance, Alright, Deeper Underground
16 Aug 06 (Wed) Switzerland, Avenches, Rock Oz'Arenes No Info
19 Aug 06 (Sat) Switzerland, Littisberg, Open Air Tufertschwil Performed: Canned Heat, Space Cowboy, Revolution 1993, If I Like It I Just Do It, Little L, Black Crow, Use The Force, Black Capricorn Day, Travelling Without Moving, Love Foolosophy, Mein Vein, Time Won't Wait, (Don't) Give Hate A Chance, Deeper Underground
07 Oct 06 (Sat) UK, London, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (tv) Performed: Runaway. Broadcast on ITV1 (UK).
11 Oct 06 (Wed) UK, London (Camden), Roundhouse, Vodafone Live Music Awards Performed: Runaway, Love Foolosophy. Jamiroquai are one of the acts performing at the this awards ceremony.
25 Oct 06 (Wed) UK, London (Camden), Jazz Cafe, BBC Electric Proms Performed: High Times, Space Cowboy, If I Like It I Just Do, Emergency On Planet Earth, Seven Days In Sunny June, Black Capricorn Day, Canned Heat, Use The Force, Traveling Without Moving, Runaway, Virtual Insanity. Announced on 17 September, Jamiroquai are performing as part of the BBC Electric Proms music festival. Tickets could not be bought for the concert and were only available to competition winners and guests. Performing with the band on brass were - Trumpet: Colin Graham, Sax: Finn Peters, Trombone: Trevor Mires. Hazel Fernandez did not perform backing vocals and was replaced by Beverly Brown. The band performed a set to a crowd of approximately 200 people and the gig was broadcast live on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
27 Oct 06 (Fri) UK, London, Abbey Road, Live From Abbey Road (tv) (recording date) Performed: Canned Heat, Love Foolosophy, Travelling Without Moving, Runaway. Jamiroquai recorded a number of tracks for this new UK television show. Celebrating the renowned studio's 75th anniversary, the series will feature performances from a range of new and established artists. The series will debut on More4, ahead of its Channel 4 transmission. The show will have no studio audience or presenter with acts bringing their own engineers and given one day to record the sessions.
01 Nov 06 (Wed) UK, London, T4 (tv) (recording date) Performed: Runaway. Recording and interview - first broadcast on 5 November as part of T4 television show.
03 Nov 06 (Fri) France, Paris, Star Academy Performed: Cosmic Girl, Runaway. Cosmic Girl was performed with one of the contestants from the show, and then later on the band played Runaway.
04 Nov 06 (Sat) UK, London, BBC Television Centre, Strictly Come Dancing (tv) Performed: Canned Heat. Jamiroquai are the musical guest on UK television show "Strictly Come Dancing", broadcast live on BBC television.
05 Nov 06 (Sun) Spain, Barcelona, Operacion Triunfo (tv) Performed: Cosmic Girl. Jamiroquai performed on this television show and were also briefly interviewed.
14 Nov 06 (Tue) UK, London, BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce show (radio) Performed: Runaway, Little L, Canned Heat, Travelling Without Moving, Love Foolosophy, Cosmic Girl. Live session for BBC Radio 2.
16 Nov 06 (Thu) UK,London, Mean Fiddler Performed: Space Cowboy, Canned Heat, If I Like It I Do it, Little L, Alright, Black Capricorn Day, Love Foolosophy, Travelling Without Moving, Deeper Underground, Runaway. Promotional gig organized by Capital Radio in London.
17 Nov 06 (Fri) UK, London, BBC Television Centre, BBC Children In Need (tv) Performed: Love Foolosophy, Runaway. Jamiroquai were one of a number of acts performing outside the BBC Television Centre in London in aid of the BBC Children In Need Appeal. The performance of Love Foolosophy was broadcast on BBC television later that night.
20 Nov 06 (Mon) UK, London (Camden), KOKO, The Album Chart Show (tv) (recording date) Performed: Love Foolosophy, High Times (not fully performed), Use The Force, Travelling Without Moving, Runaway, Deeper Underground. The band had to stop playing High Times part way through, which I understand was because of a problem with the sound coming from Jay's 'monitor' speakers (the ones in front of him on stage). They had intended to record the song again after their set but in the end they didn't.
25 Nov 06 (Sat) UK, London, Alexandra Palace This was a private gig for employees of the Carphone Warehouse group of companies in the UK.
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2020.09.22 00:20 directproductionsuk Being a Runner – Top Tips!

Being a Runner – Top Tips!

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By Julian Dismore: TV Series Producer and Media Skills Trainer
For many people, their first job in TV and the media industries is as a Runner. What this role actually involves depends on the type of show you are working on. For example if it’s a cookery show you may well be asked to source and pick up ingredients. For a quiz show you may have to ‘wrangle’ the contestants – ie make sure they’re in the right place at the right time. For a documentary you may need to get release forms signed and transport rushes.
Whatever the genre, it’s likely you will be asked to make lots of teas and coffees! And there are also other universal truths. Here are a few for starters…
1. Don’t be late! It shows a lack of commitment. If your transport arrangements are unpredictable plan to arrive early. ‘Hurry Up and Wait’ is a TV tactic!
2. Volunteer for tasks. Don’t wait to be asked to do something, volunteer yourself. Your catchphrase should be “What can I do to help?”
3. Remember where you are in the TV food chain. You may have a double first from Cambridge University, but if the director tells you to jump, you say “How high?”
4. Detail is important If you get the little things right you might start to be given more responsibility, be it rushes labelling or lunch collecting. If you’re sloppy, it will be noted.
5. Be silent during takes. Make sure you’re quiet and your mobile is switched off. Oh, and don’t look an actor in the eye – believe it or not some performers really don’t like it!
That’s just a few golden rules. For more tips on how to forge a media career, book a place on my upcoming online zoom course by e mailing me at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
Thursday September 24th: 1pm to 5pm
Zoom Workshop: 'How To Get Into The Media Industries'
The course covers the following: generating media contacts, what to say in your introductory e mail, CV finessing for jobs in the media, job interview skills, TV runner skills, TV researcher skills, insider's tips and career strategy. It also gives an overview of the different roles in TV and we run through the do's and don'ts of job hunting. It is interactive and fun – and will save you months, if not years, going down blind alleys as you look to embark on your career. The course fee is £50 – a wise investment!
If you’d really like to do the course but can’t make this date, please let me know.
For testimonials please go to https://www.directproductions.co.uk/training-courses
Good luck!
Julian
TV Series Producer and Media Trainer
Direct Productions UK
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2020.09.21 15:46 Alan_Bun Will be getting an annual bonus in December and looking to plan ahead for costs and parts for a new gaming PC

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Gaming. I want to be able to play all current games at max settings. I also use Launchbox so want to be able to play all my emulated games at max settings (including upscaled resolutions, custom HD texture mods etc.) at least up to PS2 with no issues whatsoever. PS3/3DS emulation would be ideal but I know the emulators themselves aren’t perfect regardless of machine.
I will also be playing VR with a Valve Index (or other similar VR headset) and want to make sure I can play this on top settings with no issues
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
This might be obvious as well but would like built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Any other suggestions welcome.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Extra info or particulars:
As mentioned, I’m hoping to spend about £3k on the PC. Will probably spend the remaining £2k on Monitor and VR headset and a new Desk. I could spend more if required so want to plan ahead now in case I need to save more over the next few months. as I’d really like to just have enough to play all my emulation stuff and future new games on Max settings and VR with absolutely no issue.
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2020.09.21 00:53 BigfootDogmanReports Is There a Serial Pusher in Manchester? Don't Walk in the Tunnel of Doom. Death at the Devil's Urinal. Part 1

Is There a Serial Pusher in Manchester? Don't Walk in the Tunnel of Doom. Death at the Devil's Urinal. Part 1
A Visit To the Devil’s Urinal. - The Manchester Murder Mystery
Is there a serial killer loose in Manchester, and if so how has he been allowed to kill constantly for years and remain hidden. Shockingly when checking figures only the men found deceased on the canal are counted in the ‘Pushers’ death toll. And they are only counted if they are found along a small stretch of the canal within the inner city. On the 11th of January, 2015, British tabloid The Daily Star made the connection after using the Freedom of Information Act to check the number of deaths along the canal system, the Star's report revealed that 61 bodies had been pulled from the waters of Manchester in the last six years.
The Manchester ship canal runs all the way to the coast, and has many tributaries, yet the cases on these stretches are neither counted or investigated. In 2020 Reynard Sinaga was convicted of a number of sexual assaults on young men he helped back to his flat where he would drug them, attack them and film the ordeal. His apartment was on the canal itself, yet he is not being linked to any of the Pusher cases. Several days after his arrest the Manchester evening news reported there is no Pusher, and there will be no enquiry into the death of the many missing males who go missing here every month. There are thought to be around 90 deaths attributed to the Manchester 'Pusher' in the last 15 yrs. No deaths before this date are counted, and no missing are included in this number. 90 is the number of recovered victims. 90 Males pulled from the waterway, yet the Greater Manchester Police, Manchester City Council and the Media will tell you there is no one responsible for these deaths. If the deaths were accidental, surely safety precautions put in place would have reduced the number greatly? If these cases are due to bad lighting or hazardous walkways, why has this not been rectified. The City has Millions of pounds spent within its centre every day. Yet CCTV footage is minimal and Police presence a rarity.
And why no mention of the female victims, so many of them go missing on the Canal, in one case all that was found was a lower limb, the case was closed and reported as having “no suspicious circumstances’? Other victims' whereabouts were lost when vital CCTV evidence was 'missing' or 'unavailable' yet Manchester city centre has thousands of CCTV cameras in operation. One man phoned his parents, who stayed on the phone with him, and contacted the police. For 1 1/2 hrs the 999 call operator stayed on the line and tried to help. Yet the next day the police said although the 999 system records all calls automatically, unfortunately for this one call out of the many thousand received that day there is no record? This gentlemans phone was found many days later next to the canal in an area already searched by the police.
Man’s body was found in Greater Manchester waterway, taking the total number of deaths in the region in seven years to 85 - 3/2/16. The body of a man has been pulled from a canal in Greater Manchester. An astonishing 85 bodies - mostly men - have been pulled from the region's waterways in the last seven years. The cause behind the majority of the deaths are believed to have been established as not suspicious, but 28 are still classified as 'unexplained', resulting in open verdicts. Emergency services and a specialist diving unit were called after a body was spotted in Portland Basin at around 8.30am today. The man is white and believed to be in his 40s or 50s. A GMP spokesman said it was too early to establish how the man died or whether there are any suspicious circumstances.
Some recent deaths have caused speculation that loved ones were the victims of a serial killer they dubbed The Pusher - a psychopath who murders his targets by bundling them into the icy waters. Some families believe their claim has considerable substance not only because of the disproportionately high numbers of people to have died in the rivers, but due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths of several men.

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Man’s body found in water at Salford Quays 3/6/20 - Police are investigating after a man’s body was found in water at Salford Quays. Shortly before 1pm today the body of a man was discovered in the water near the Salford Watersports Centre. His body was recovered from the water by Greater Manchester Fire crews along with police.
A little like the Smiley faced killer in America the Pusher has a penchant for young men. Although as of yet no handy signature has been left at the scene. The men are often out in town, enjoying a meet up with mates, or spending their hard earned wages from the previous few days. The men, some of which are boys, are often separated from their friends for one reason or another. Many of them have phones and wallets intact when found. Which speaks of no robbery and the ability to get a cab home. So how do they vanish and appear in or next too Manchester's notorious water way?
One local resident called the Canal the ‘Devils Urinal’ due to the number of crimes committed along it's stretch and the many hundreds of people it has killed in the history of its existence. My Grt, Grt grand parents on my Mothers side left Ireland to build the canal in the 1890’s. Tinkers and Navvies they were called. Hard working men who were paid pennies to work in the deadly conditions. The canal which is really a River system made it easier for goods to be transported between Manchester and the docks at Liverpool. It made Manchester an inland port and changed the fortunes for many, good and bad. 130 men were killed during its construction. And many perished later due to the harsh working conditions. The canal was bombed over and over during the war, it shaped the city of my birth. Gone are the original communities like Hanky park and Langworthy. Over 200 years and the deaths continue, many of the cases closed regardless of circumstances. Many petitions have been presented from families asking for an inquiry into the deaths.
The next case we look at I feel should be high on the list of investigations to be re-opened.The glaring incompetence of the Police in this case was so bad it almost smacks of a cover up. It is at the very least gross negligence. Like most of the cases there was very little investigation done. People even today have the 'they were drunk' attitude when it comes to these cases. Or even worse, 'they put themselves in danger by being where they were'. Yet millions of people visit the city centre night clubs and bars everyday, restaurants, cafes and shops and make it home just fine. These cases are different. And when you see them all together you begin to realise there could be something to the rumours that a killer or several killers are at large in the Manchester area. Times that by every waterway, in every city and the figures become staggering.
Find out who Killed our Son!' Parents hear "Howls and Screams" in their son's final call? - Tragic David Plunkett’s chilling screams, heard by a 999 call handler, were not taped because the recorder was not working, claimed GMP Police. The officer who dealt with the “distressing” call was so appalled by the blunder she later resigned. The phone call from David, 21, who came from Halifax, W Yorks, was the last anyone heard from him before he was found dead in the Manchester Ship Canal three weeks later. He vanished after leaving a nightclub at Trafford Park near Manchester in April 2004. His reason for being ejected? he pushed into a queue for the gents toilets. This sadly changed the course of his life and left his family and friends devastated.
At his inquest we heard that his anguished parents rang him to check if he was OK after hearing he had lost his pals. He started to scream and howl. They dialled 999 on another phone and held the two handsets together so the police operator could hear his distress. It was the last time they spoke to their son. The pair called their son's phone the night he died, only to hear terrified screams. Anne said: 'The screaming and howling was so unearthly that you just felt it had to be something.'
This message was Issued from a former GMP officer who handled the call. The woman, who we are not naming, said: “I took a very distressing 999 call.” She said David had been “in a distressed state” during the call with his parents “but they could not hear anything other than their son screaming”. She added: “I dealt with them for well over an hour, trying to sort out assistance for them and him. "The incident still haunts me to this date and with every death I see reported in the news I become more and more convinced that these are murders and not accidents.”
A pathologist said the likely cause of death was drowning and the inquest ruled it was accidental. But David’s mum Anne, 66, disagrees. And she hit out at the police probe into her son’s death. The retired head teacher said: “Someone is responsible for David’s death. The police investigation was unacceptable. "It was a case of ‘young man, too much to drink, falls into the canal, end of story’. "But so many important factors were ignored and there were versions of events that simply did not add up.”
David Plunkett had been at a concert at the Daytona Racetrack, also in Trafford Park, before he went missing in April 2004. Recalling the last time she spoke to her son, Anne said: “I could barely make out what he was saying. "He started screaming and howling. "It was extremely distressing. "I thought he was being attacked. “We rang the police and put the phone to them but it soon went dead. "It later turned out the call wasn’t recorded because the tape recorder wasn’t working. "It really does beggar belief.” Anne said her brother found David’s phone upstream from the body – despite an earlier police search. She added: “The whole case leaves more questions than answers. "He could have been attacked, he could have had his drink spiked. "Anything could have happened.”

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"In the early hours of the morning, the phone went and it was David's friend Michael," his mother, Anne, stated. "He said he'd lost David and was trying to get in touch with him. He said he and David had lost each other in the club, and I just said to close the phone and I'd try to call David. It took about three attempts before David answered, but he didn't speak. The first thing that struck me was the quietness of where David was. It was virtually silent. All I could hear was the sound of him walking, that was evident from his breathing, and I said, 'Do you know where you are? Are you in Manchester? Do you recognise anything?' – but I got no response from him. And then, about seven or eight minutes into the call, there was suddenly this ghastly screaming. I started crying, handed the phone to my husband, Mike, and I made a 999 call"
"The screaming I heard," continues Mike, "made me feel like David had seen something that had terrified him." Then at 4:30 AM," says Anne, "the phone just went dead."
It took the police two weeks to find his body in the canal. They claimed to have searched the area and nothing was found. His uncle found his phone not too far from where his body was recovered after the supposed police search. What happened to David that night. The area of the nightclub is well lit, there are taxis outside and lots of numbers advertised in the foyer. walking towards the lights makes far more sense than wandering out of the bustle and towards the canal. Why did David not contact his friend? Were there any missed calls or texts between them? Why did the police not track David's phone and his movements that night. There is CCTV coverage in the area. Even though it was late people would have been around. It's a popular area even at night. Was anything missing from David when he was finally recovered. Were there any signs of injury? Sadly the case is now closed and there will be no further investigations or enquiries made.
A Man was Hurled into a Canal at night - Rumours of a possible serial attacker have been revived after a 34-year-old office worker was thrown into the city’s Bridgewater canal then kicked back in as he tried to save himself from drowning. The victim, who said he almost drowned after his legs became tangled in his bicycle while he was below the surface of the canal, said he had asked police about the “Manchester pusher” legend and that “they were well aware of the stories”. “I definitely feel like I’m lucky to be alive. I could easily have drowned because of what he did,” The Pusher was described as a white male aged between 20-40, he is of average height and was wearing a black jacket.
Tom says he is "disappointed" with the police response and said the canals were the perfect place for crime. "It's pitch black down there," he said. "There's no lights. You look up, someone catches your eye and then in four seconds you're in dirty water."
Tom is right, it takes a split second to push someone into the murky waters of the canal. There are areas below the bridges and walkways where you do not walk at night or in the day for fear of your safety. Many drugs deals, robberies and hate crimes take place in these hidden spots. Out of the way from busy shoppers and party goers. Once you leave the bright lights of central Manchester you are confronted with an almost Victorian street mentality. Pickpockets, homeless folk and thieves are around every corner. Add to this the lack of officers to attend incidents and you have a perfect melting pot for committing crime and getting away with it. If you want to steal someone’s phone, money, sense of security or life, do it in the back streets of Manchester and you won't have to pay a price.
8/6/18 Orlando Nyero was celebrating his 19th birthday in Manchester. Three days later his body was pulled from the Canal, which runs through the heart of the city. But he was not the first man to be found in that very spot, another victim had already died after a night out, and his body was discovered only 3 months earlier. Orlando was found in the same waterway as student Charlie Pope, also 19. Orlando and Charlie are among 90 people who have been recovered dead from Greater Manchester’s canals since 2007. There are many more who are reported missing never to be found.
Nick Pope spoke about his son Charlie and his mysterious death ""Look around here, it's just a bloody death trap," he says, as people drink outside at tables a few metres from the water's edge" The lighting is bad and there is no CCTV. Nobody knows what happened to Charlie that night. Three months later Orlando was found in almost the same spot. 19-year-old, Orlando Nyero, drowned a few hundred metres further down the same stretch of water. Orlando's brother, Sam Abui, was with him that night and said they had been celebrating a birthday in the city. "The police said it was an accident. It was a tragic accident," he said.
Manchester City Centre is a hot spot for tourists and party goers alike, there is also a huge student population close to the centre as Manchester has a number of colleges, universities and teaching hospitals. Thousands of people visit the city each day and the evenings are no exception. Yet step two streets away from the bright lights and you will find yourself in the city's seedy underbelly. The central gardens in Piccadilly are a very good example of this. Many years ago the gardens were a lovely place to be. I would often sit there and eat my lunch each day, as I worked in the city centre, but at night it was a place to be avoided. Drug pushers and drunks abound, and one street away you have the heart of the city's red light district. Now sadly you have to avoid the back streets and the gardens even in the daytime, the police are short handed and understaffed. There is no help out there on the streets other than your own. People are killed, raped and attacked on an almost daily basis.
Yet the City Council, the local newspaper and media will deny there is a problem, numerous times it has been stated there is not a problem in Manchester when it comes to crime. The men and women pulled from the canal are in there by choice, or due to bad judgement of their own. The powers that be refuse to admit there is a problem with 'date rape' drugs, yet hundreds of cases are handled by Greater Manchester police each year. In the past year alone two men have been arrested and jailed for this very crime.
Police have charged a man over the death of popular Northern Quarter chef Hiran Chauhan whose body was found wrapped in plastic in woodland close to Buile Hill Park in Salford shortly before 8.10am on Tuesday 9 July 2019. Police descended on a small patch of woodland close to Buile Hill Park at around 8:10 am 9/7/20 after they were alerted to a body having been found by school children which appeared to be wrapped in plastic. The children were heading to school for morning lessons at the nearby Buile Hill Academy when the grisly discovery was made.

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Hiran had last been seen making his way home from work in Manchester on the 2nd of July, he later was seen exiting a tram at Langworthy at around 11:31pm but tragically he never made it to his room in a rented house he shared with others. Neil Cuckson (16/10/1987) of Eccles Old Road in Salford has been charged with Administering a Noxious Substance, Supplying class A and class C controlled drugs, Perverting the Course of Justice and Preventing Lawful Burial and will appear at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square on Thursday December 19 2019.
Reynhard Sinaga: 'Evil sexual predator' jailed for life for 159 attacks - Reynhard Sinaga was found guilty of luring 48 men from outside Manchester clubs to his flat, where he drugged and assaulted them - filming the attacks. Police say they have evidence Sinaga, 36, who is being named for the first time, targeted at least 190 victims. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Sinaga was "the most prolific rapist in British legal history". The judge ruled his life sentence must include a minimum of 30 years in jail. The postgraduate student was already serving life, with a minimum term of 20 years, for the offences he was convicted of in two earlier trials, which took place in summer 2018 and last spring.
Detectives say they have been unable to identify a further 70 victims and are now appealing for anyone who believes they may have been abused by Sinaga to come forward. At the hearing, Judge Suzanne Goddard QC said Sinaga was "an evil serial predator who has preyed upon young men" who wanted "nothing more than a good night out with their friends". "In my judgment you are a highly dangerous, cunning and deceitful individual who will never be safe to be released," she said - adding that the decision to release prisoners is made by the Parole Board.

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Sinaga would wait for men leaving nightclubs and bars before leading them to his flat in Montana House, Princess Street, often with the offer of somewhere to have a drink or call a taxi. He drugged his victims before assaulting them while they were unconscious. When the victims woke up many of them had no memory of what had happened. The student, who denied the charges, had claimed all the activity was consensual and that each man had agreed to being filmed while pretending to be asleep - a defence described by the judge as "ludicrous".
At an earlier sentencing, the judge said she was sure that Sinaga had used a form of date rape drug such as GHB. The rapist was caught in June 2017 when one victim, who regained consciousness while being assaulted, fought Sinaga off and called the police. Assistant Chief Constable Mabbs Hussain said the true extent of Sinaga's offending would probably never be known. "We suspect he's offended over a period of 10 years," he said. "The information and evidence we are going from is largely from trophies that he's collected from the victims of his crimes." Investigators traced dozens of victims from the videos using clues found in Sinaga's Manchester flat, such as stolen phones, ID cards and watches.
The flat mentioned in the article was situated ideally for Sinaga, in fact it was on canal street itself, his balcony overlooked the canal. Was he responsible for any of the mystery deaths, it would be easy to quietly push somebody from your first floor level into the canal below. Or to slip out of the building with a rug or suitcase in the dead of night and rid yourself of a problem. Yet the police state there is no connection between Sinaga and any of the 'Pushers' suspected victims. It would have been very easy for him to pick up lone males and offer his help. Come back to mine, phone a taxi and we can have a drink while you wait, was probably said a hundred times by Sinaga. How many other Sinaga’s are out there, unknown? How many have there been before him, predatory males, who use Manchester centre as their dumping ground?
I grew up in Manchester in the 70’s and 80’s. I was a young lass when the Yorkshire ripper cases started to be reported. I remember another level of fear each time a new body was recovered. I remember curfews for women and men questioned by police because they had a Northern accent or drove for a living. I remember the tape of Wearside Jack being played in school assemblies and on the TV at home. I remember our neighbour being murdered around that time, she was coming home from the pub. She was so badly disfigured and abused by her murderer the police counted her as a Ripper victim until her killer was caught. And I remember the snide remarks of “well she put herself in that position” “if she had been home seeing to her husband this would not have happened” I was so shocked by these comments they still sit with me. And yet 40 yrs on it's still a popular public opinion.
I highly doubt the lady in question set out that night intending to be cruelly killed, disemboweled and left for dead on scrap land within feet of her own front door. Back then the ladies would work all week and on a saturday, with their best frock on and hair newly set and ready they would go to bingo or down to the local pub or club, for a few port and lemons and a natter with their friends. Pubs shut at 10.30pm then. Back home with a chippy supper and hopes of a lie in tomorrow morning were probably the last actions and thoughts she had. She was somebody's Mum, sister, daughter and wife, an aunt and a niece and probably someone's best friend. And because she joined her friends from the mill or factory for a drink she deserved what came her way. That's shocking, but what shocks me more is 40 years later we utter the same words. “If he was at home this wouldn't have happened” “why put yourself in that position” has been said about every one of the missing males found in the Canal. And they are someone’s son, father, brother, uncle and nephew, they had mates they went to the gym with, or played footy with as kids. Ordinary working class lads letting their hair down and having a good time, before it's back to work on Monday morning. We all did this and still do, in towns and cities across the UK. Getting spruced up and meeting your mates after working all week was the norm. I remember hundreds of times I rushed back home on payday to get ready to go out when I was young, free and single. I have attended 18th’s, 21st’s, Hen do’s, Birthdays in the pubs and clubs. And made it home safe and sound each time. I am one of the lucky ones. see part 2
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2020.09.20 12:22 autobuzzfeedbot 15 TV Moments From This Week That We Can't Stop Talking About

  1. First, on The Boys, Butcher and Becca finally reunited, but Becca decided not to escape with him after realizing he won't protect her son.
  2. Also on The Boys, Hughie, Mother's Milk, and Annie discovered that Stormfront is actually Liberty, a Supe from the '70s who killed an innocent boy.
  3. And The Boys delivered one of its most disturbing moments to date, when Homelander killed Doppelgänger after he tried to seduce Homelander as himself.
  4. Criminal UK returned with Season 2 on Netflix. This season featured four new cases and suspects, including Alex, who was played by Kit Harington.
  5. On Lovecraft Country, Ruby woke up as a white woman named Hillary Davenport and began to take advantage of everything she was given, simply for being white.
  6. Also on Lovecraft Country, after Ruby spent enough time in Hillary's shoes, she literally used them to take down her misogynistic boss, all while she shed Hillary's skin.
  7. And on Lovecraft Country, we learned that Sammy is Montrose's lover and the duo were able to have a carefree night out.
  8. The Duchess started streaming on Netflix. This hilarious new comedy follows Katherine, a single mom who is trying to balance work, raising a teen, her ex-boyfriend, her current boyfriend, and thinking about having another baby.
  9. On The 100, after arriving on Earth, Clarke told her friends, including Octavia and Echo, that she killed Bellamy in order to protect Madi.
  10. Also on The 100, Sheidheda shockingly killed Gabriel while trying to get to Madi, and tbh, losing Gabriel and Bellamy back-to-back really hurt.
  11. We Are Who We Are premiered this week. This new series follows two American teens who live on a US military base in Italy. The show explores friendship, love, and identity as it emphasizes what it's like to be a teenager.
  12. Also on We Are Who We Are, with only one episode, Jack Dylan Grazer proved to be completely mesmerizing, especially when Fraser danced while drinking.
  13. On Coroner, in the final minutes, Jenny was called to the scene of a new crime where Dr. Peterson was shockingly murdered — this came after Jenny and Dr. Peterson finally started to move forward.
  14. The Third Day premiered this week. The new series chronicles the lives of a man and a woman who arrive on a mysterious island at different times.
  15. And finally, Departure started streaming on Peacock. Starring Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer, this new series follows Kendra and Howard, who are brought in to investigate a flight that shockingly vanished.
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2020.09.19 23:05 pog99 Alternative Hypothesis/ Ryan Faulk distorts South Africa under Apartheid.

Originally, my plan was to continue on with his article on Slavery in the United States. However, United Left, and some previous posts of mine, more or less already debunk the picture he paints in that article. I still plan to address though at a later date.
This article, perhaps even better than the last, show how thin Faulk's objectivity is. He opens and closes as if he was actually being holistic, but instead leaves a specimen blatant rationalization over a topic common among right-wing circles, the racial history and politics of South Africa. Lets not waste time.

The impact of European colonialism on the world is often described as being profoundly negative. The popular view is that Europeans came, stole resources, destroyed cultures, and committed mass murder all over the earth. By contrast, the prevailing view 100 years ago was that Europe was supplying the world with advanced institutions which they would not develop on their own and, in so doing, was civilizing the world.
Either of these theories might be true, and, to some extent, they both are. It is obviously correct that Europe took resources from places, killed some number of people, and ended various indigenous cultural practices. It is also obviously true that Europe set up various institutions, such as capitalism and democracy, in various parts of the world which had not developed these things on their own.
Does he think state control over, say, African labor during colonialism is Capitalism? Or that limiting Local chiefs from legislation such as in Colonial Nigeria is democracy?
A broad look at the empirical evidence suggests that European colonization helped most people more than it hurt them. Research has shown that the longer, or more heavily, a place was colonized by Europeans the richer it ended up being today (Eaverly and Levine, 2012; Feyrer and Sacerdote, 2006). Moreover, in the 20th century Africa, which is the center of much of the colonization debate, saw tremendous net gains in both wealth and population size (Manning, 2013; Roser; 2016)
Going through each of these, The Easterly study mainly looks at economic growth, and honestly doesn't suffice to explain the specific of African colonial experience in that regard. The second study notes how specific conditions of colonialism influences growth, while the two figures on African population growth shows this to be particularly so in the Post colonial era. Few would consider the first decades of African independence to be embodied by these numbers.
Here's an actual balanced set of studies and explanation on Colonialism in Africa.
I find this broad view compelling, but discussions on colonialism are rarely about the broad view. Instead, people like to talk about the anecdotal experiences of particular countries at particular times, and no anecdote is more often talked about than South African apartheid.
In this article, I will examine the history of South Africa as a case study in European colonialism.
Correction: You will gloss over it in a way that reflects your political biases.
Black Origins
The earliest people known to have occupied South Africa were a type of African called Khosians. Khosians are not the group of people most people think of when they think of Black South Africans. Those are Bantus. Bantu Africans and Khosians Africans look different, traditionally spoke different languages, and lived different sorts of lives. If we turned the clock back 4 thousand years, we would find that the southern half of the African continent was almost entirely inhabited by Khosians.
Some time roughly 3,000 years ago, Bantu Africans began expanding out of eastern and central Africa. As they expanded, they displaced many of the African peoples who had previously lived there. The degree to which this expansion occurred via violence, disease, out breeding, or other means, is unknown.
By 1,000 AD, the Bantu had reached most of South Africa. However, most of the people there were still Khosians. When the Portuguese arrived in South Africa in the 1400’s, they encountered very few Bantu.
As the Bantu expanded, they divided into tribes which then went to war with one another over land. In several African nations, a specific Bantu tribe came to dominate the others and then set up an empire. This occurred in South Africa as well. In the 1810’s and 1820’s, the Zulus conquered many neighboring African tribes and formed the Zulu empire. This empire went on to last almost until South Africa was entirely under White rule.
So a few things worth mentioning, that by 1000 AD, the current trends in a predominately Bantu Eastern half and a predominately Khoisan Western Half was already established.

The Rise of apartheid
While the South African government did not obtain independence from Britain until 1948, the beginnings of Apartheid can be traced back to the land act of 1913. This law made it illegal for Whites to sell land to Blacks and vice versa. By this point, Whites had already conquered or purchased the vast majority of South African land and this law was designed to make sure that this would not change.
Between this time and the 1960’s, the Apartheid government passed many laws which further segregated the races. For instance, inter-racial marriage was banned.
The most often talked about policy of South Africa was the creation of the Bantustans. These were designated “homelands” for Black South Africans. The Apartheid government forcibly moved millions of Blacks from multi-racial areas of South Africa into these Bantustans.
As explained in the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the people who established the Bantustans gave the following rational for their motives:
“NP politicians portrayed the homelands as a moral response to South Africa’s ‘multi-national’ reality. Apartheid theorists believed that South Africa was a country containing a number of nations, each developed to a greater or lesser degree. Freedom, they posited, could be realized only by providing the opportunity for each of these nations to exist and develop along its own lines.”
However, critics are quick to point out that the Bantustans consisted of less than a quarter of South Africa’s land even though Blacks made up an overwhelming majority of the nation’s population.
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Bantustans also suffered from tremendous poverty. As the Encyclopedia of Britiannia explains:
“The Bantustans were rural, impoverished, underindustrialized, and reliant on subsidies from the South African government.The original hope of the designers of the Bantustan system was that industries would be established along the Bantustan borders to utilize the cheap labour available nearby, but for the most part these hopes went unrealized. Other initiatives to create the illusion of viable economies for the Bantustans also broke down. To the end they were heavily dependent on financial aid supplied by the South African government. Poverty remained acute in the Bantustans, and child mortality rates were extremely high. Despite draconian control of where people were allowed to farm and the number of cattle they were permitted to have, Bantustan lands were oversettled, overgrazed, and hence afflicted with serious soil erosion.”
So far so good. Of course, for this to be an article by Faulk, things would have to sharply turn downward.
The Net Economic Impact of Bantustans
Such critics rarely mention the fact that as can be seen, in 1960, Black South Africans were exactly as poor as Sub-Saharan Africans generally were. By 1980 they were far richer (1).
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Given this, it does not seem fair to say, as some people do, that Bantustans caused Blacks to be poor. Prior to being forced into these areas, Black South Africans were just as poor as Sub-Saharan Africans generally were. Had Black South Africans been left totally alone, there is no reason to think that they would have become any richer than the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa let alone richer than they were under Apartheid. The land in Bantustans may have been bad. But this, evidently, was more than made up for by payments from the South African government.
The economic strain caused by the nature of the Bantustans is basically uncontested by actual experts as far as I know. The basis being that the clearly linked demographic disasters linked to their design have been established but ignored by the government since their early existence through the Tomlinson report and previous studies calling for reform.
Voerwerd refusing to spend the recommended budget to actually achieve independence as oppose to partial dependence for black labour, as well as the future migration to urban areas fueled by the increasingly poor conditions, suggest whatever aid given to the homelands were far from sufficient in any meaningful sense.
Height data suggests Living standards indeed deteriorated with the onset of particular labour exploitation events and that future improvements were linked to being apartheid of the same economic benefits that white South Africans were apart of. This would've been undermined had Apartheid not inadvertently fueled migration into white urban areas and new urban areas surrounding the homelands close to white populations.
Thus, whatever growth seen between Apartheid, which eventually became economically weakened from the 1970s to the 1980s, would be in spite of the laws imposed.
See here fore an overview on the arbitrary decision, poor conditions, and deceiving nature of Homeland "independence".

In conjunction with these external pressures, domestic terrorism was rapidly rising in South Africa during this time period. Following the incident in Sharpville, members of the ANC, the leading Black political party in South Africa, formed a military wing called the MK. Among its founders was Nelson Mandela, who was famously thrown in prison in 1962 for committing various acts of terrorism against the South African government.
The most famous incident of said terrorism perpetrated by the MK was the Church Street Bombing of 1983. This attack consisted of a car bomb being set off in the middle of the day on a busy street. 19 people were killed and over 200 were wounded. 📷
This is but one example from a list of many similar terrorist attacks that occurred, mostly in the 1980’s. During this time, the MK also gained a reputation for torturing prisoners.
On top of all this, in 1989 the South African president suffered a stroke that caused him to resign from office. F.W. De Klerk took his place after being elected by congress and was then re-elected by the electoral college.
De Klerk eliminated as many of the Apartheid laws as he could and, after freeing Nelson Mandela, entered into negotiations to end Apartheid.
Following the announcement of these negotiations, De Klerk’s party, the National Party, lost a national election to the pro apartheid Conservative Party. This was taken to indicate that the (White) people of South Africa did not want Apartheid to end and so De Klerk decided to hold a national referendum on whether or not to continue his negotiations to end apartheid.
The referendum was conducted in 1992 and the public was taken to have voted to end Apartheid. However, the referendum has been heavily criticized on several grounds. First, the South African government owned the media and this meant that the public only got a biased presentation of one viewpoint (Schonteich et al., 2003). Secondly, western powers were expected to plunge South Africa into a recession if they voted no (Wren, 1993). Thirdly, serious accusations of voter fraud have been made. Regardless, the negotiations continued and in 1994 Apartheid was ended.
Some Whites tried to resist the vote by setting up smaller areas of White control, but such efforts largely subsided after several Whites were executed on live TV by Black police officers. As one author wrote:
“the sight of three wounded AWB men pleading for their lives on live television and then shot in cold blood [by black policemen] had a powerful impact on the country’s Whites.”
Following the end of Apartheid, Nelson Mandela was elected president of the new South African government.
So there's an impression left here that'll pick up on later, but to give you a hint, Faulk doesn't tell you exactly who the executed whites were.
National Success Since Apartheid
Unfortunately, since Apartheid ended South Africa has declined on many metrics of national health.
Under apartheid GDP per capita usually grew roughly in sync with the rest of the World. This trend began to collapse in the 1980’s following the introduction of sanctions against the country. After apartheid ended, GDP per capita not only stagnated but, in fact, fell such that South Africans were poorer in 2002 than they were in 1982.
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World Bank
Of course what it also shows is an eventual recovery.
In 1980, South Africa has an unemployment rate of 9.8% (Murwirapachena et al., 2013). By 2002, that figure had risen to 30.4%, and in 2014 it was still nearly 3 times as high as it was in 1980 (Murwirapachena et al., 2013; World Bank) .
What he doesn't show is this disparity occurring before Apartheid ended, almost 10 years prior in fact.
Under Apartheid, South Africa had a longer average life expectancy than Sub-Saharan Africa generally did. Since Apartheid ended, life expectancy has stagnated and fallen such that life expectancy was almost 10 years higher in 1992 than it was in 2002.
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World Bank
Like the GDP, it saw a recovery.
Murder rates in South Africa began to rise in the 1970’s. Given the national turmoil of this time period, an increase in crime is unfortunate but not surprising. Perhaps less obvious, however, is the fact that murder rates exploded following the end of apartheid. As can be seen, this has disproportionately impacted Whites.
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(Thompson, 2004)
That is actually not supported by the data. Coloreds in South Africa make up roughly the same percentage as whites, yet their victimizations are night and day. That's actually the point of the study.
These declines have not just impacted White South Africans. The wealth gap between Blacks and Whites in South Africa was slightly lower under Apartheid than it is today.
📷(Leibbrandt et al., 2012)
This, taken in conjunction with the fact that GDP growth has slowed since Apartheid ended, implies that both Blacks and Whites in south Africa would likely be richer today if Apartheid were still in place.
Moreover, Black South Africans reported feeling less happy and less satisfied with their lives in 2008 than they did in the early 1980’s.
📷(Moller, 1998; Gaibie and Davids, 2009)
📷(Moller, 1998; Gaibie and Davids, 2009)
Thus, it seems that the economic, physical, and psychological health of South Africa has gotten worse since Apartheid ended.
The 1980s, mind you, being Apartheid at it's economical weakest compared to previous decades, going towards the trend of less government restrictions.
Kill the Boers
Anti-White racism has also risen since Apartheid ended. Today, there is a wave of mass murder being waged against the descendants of the Boers.This is how the situation was described by the president of Genocide Watch:
“Afrikaner farm owners are being murdered at a rate four times the murder rate of other South Africans, including Black farm owners. Their families are also subjected to extremely high crime rates, including murder, rape, mutilation and torture of the victims. South African police fail to investigate or solve many of these murders, which are carried out by organized gangs, often armed with weapons that police have previously confiscated. The racial character of the killing is covered up by a SA government order prohibiting police from reporting murders by race. Instead the crisis is denied and the murders are dismissed as ordinary crime, ignoring the frequent mutilation of the victims’ bodies, a sure sign that these are hate crimes*.*However, independent researchers have compiled accurate statistics demonstrating convincingly that murders among White farm owners occur at a rate of 97 per 100,000 per year, compared to 31 per 100,000 per year in the entire South African population, making the murder rate of White SA farmers one of the highest murder rates in the world.” Leon Parkin & Gregory H. Stanton, President – Genocide Watch14 August 2012
These murders are not only common place, they are also gruesome. Attie Potgieter was stabbed over 150 times while his wife and daughter, who were later executed, were made to watch.
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Dr. Louis John Botha was thrown into a crocodile pit and eaten alive.
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As a final example, consider the Viana family. The father and daughter were shot, the mother was raped and killed, and the son was drowned to death in a bath of boiling water.
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These murders reflect a more general anti-White sentiment which is ubiquitous in South Africa. Even leaders of the ANC, the party now in charge of the South African government, literally sang songs about killing White people as recently as 2012.
“South Africa’s ruling party on Tuesday defended the singing of an apartheid-era song with the words “Kill the Boer” in a row that has raised fears of increasing racial polarisation.” – Govender (2010)
White South Africans are also discriminated against by various South African institutions in order to make up for the damage that Apartheid institutions are thought to have done to Blacks.
First, there is discrimination in University admissions. Consider, for instance, this report on the University of Cape Town:
“The way in which the university has achieved this diversity, however, is somewhat controversial. To be admitted, white students must score the equivalent of straight A’s. Meanwhile, black and mixed-race students can get in with plenty of B’s. The University of Cape Town doesn’t make this policy a secret — admission cutoffs are listed by race in the prospectus.” – Kelto (2011)
Employers are encourage by the state to discriminate against Whites as well. The Black Economic Empowerment law set up the following point system in the country:
“Points are based on the percentage of blacks and other non-white ethnic groups in the company’s ownership and the skills training it gives to people in these groups. For companies, having a good BEE scorecard is often essential for business. The higher the BEE score they have, the more access they get to public markets and contracts.” – Iob (2013)
Finally, in may of this year South Africa passed the “land expropriation bill” which allows the government to force White South Africans to sell their land to the government at a price that the government decides. The rational behind this law is that it can undue the redistribution of land into the hands of whites which was solidified by the Land Act of 1913.
These factors have led White South Africans to abandon South Africa in large numbers. Since Apartheid ended, over half a million White South Africans have left the country. To put that in perspective, there are less than 5 million Whites in the whole country.
Some White South Africans are unable to emigrate on their own and are asking Western nations for Refugee status. The Canadian government has recently acquiesced to this request and allowed two White South Africans to come to Canada as refugees.
“31-year-old Brandon Huntley from Cape Town said he was constantly called a “white dog” and “settler” by Black South Africans back home. He was also robbed 7 times and stabbed three times by Black South Africans since his home country ended Apartheid in 1994. “There’s a hatred of what we did to them and it’s all about the color of your skin,” Huntley told the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board.The evidence Huntley provided showed “a picture of indifference and inability or unwillingness of the South African government to protect White South Africans from persecution by African South Africans,” Board Chairman William Davis said.” –
White South Africans are also asking for refugee status from the EU which, in recent years, has allowed tens of thousands of middle eastern and African refugees to cross its borders.
I won't sugarcoat the the economic and social issues of whites currently in South Africa. The problem is, aside from the victimization of Afrikaners (farmers specifically) by murders, the general economic position of whites in South Africa hasn't changed.
As for white emigration, his figure combines the total number of whites (roughly 300k) that have left between 1986 (that is before apartheid fell) and 2000, and roughly 300k between 2000-2015.
Overall, the white population only slightly shrank between 1980 and 2015.

If conquest is not a legitimate means to acquire land, the Zulu and similar Bantu tributes did not justly own South African land, nor did any other tribe of the last few hundred years. After all, this land was conquered from Khoisan and older Bantu tribes.
Moreover, if the Zulu did steal the land, it is not clear that Apartheid was in the wrong for taking it from them. Is it wrong to steal something which is stolen from the thief who stole it?
If, on the other hand, conquest is a valid way to acquire land, then White South Africans had a perfectly legitimate claim on it. This might be taken to imply that there is also nothing wrong with modern Black South Africans taking land from Whites. However, conquering land via war is not the same thing as using a false political narrative about the supposed negative effects of apartheid to take land. Moreover, forcing White people into a society that hates and mass murders them is not analogous to putting Blacks in bantustans which, as we have seen, were not as bad as they are often made out to be.
I consider the morality of conquest to be a difficult question and I won’t try to resolve it here. What I will say is that it is very hard to come up with any principled moral answer which would justify the totality of what is being done to White South Africans.
Where to begin?
  1. Assuming the validity of the right of conquest, that only applies to the right to claim land or wield power over it. That doesn't exempt moral considerations on particular acts directed towards the previous occupiers. That is, if the Zulu Empire lead to the displacement and abuse of other groups like the Khoisan, then they can be morally judged on those grounds. Same can be easily said for victims of the Anglo-Boer wars under concentration camps.
  2. "White South Africans" didn't conquer Bantu lands leading to their annexation, it was the British specifically. Boers more so are responsible for the displacement of the Khoisan in the Western Cape.
  3. "Forced Removals" weren't the direct result of being conquered, annexation was. Forced removals, then, can be viewed as a separate act apart of conquest from war and as a decision by an already formed government. It was these laws that form the basis of land claims, not British colonization in and of itself.
  4. There is noting "false" that was validly demonstrated regarding the effect of Bantustans had on the black population. Nor were the Bantustans "not that bad", as most moved out by 1986.
Political Violence
Another important question is whether or not the political violence initiated by the MK against White South Africans was justified.
Apartheid set up various laws, some of which I would consider unjust. Most importantly, Apartheid severely restricted the right of Blacks to protest. This was the justification that Mandela used for resorting to violence. He had no other choice.
This may be true, and if you think that apartheid’s policies were sufficiently horrible this may justify violence, but there is no way that the indiscriminate violence against innocent and random White south Africans that the MK engaged in can be justified. Their activities, especially in the 1980’s, were morally equivalent to any other act of mass murder.
Further more, as we have seen, Apartheid’s actions were not nearly as bad as they are often thought to have been.
This is what I was alluding to earlier, that terrorism among the Anti-Apartheid movement was directed towards whites mostly. While there were indeed anti-white motivation fueling the movement, the overwhelming majority were black. See here for an understanding.
This whole section is a strawman.
Evaluating Apartheid
Even if Apartheid improved the material and psychological conditions of Black Africans,
It didn't. De facto economic integration efforts was what lead to observed improvements.
On the other hand, the material benefit that Whites brought to South Africa, and Africa generally, was truly immense. Were it not for colonialism, most Africans alive today would have never even been born.
In South Africa, that population growth came from a reaction of concentrated poverty, not wealth.
Fundamentally, the problem of African colonialism is the problem of multi-racialism. So long as Whites allowed Blacks to continue to live in Africa, which could have only been prevented with a massive and horrific genocide, Black Africans were going to resent them.
Except in Botswana, and to a lesser extent Namibia. Both with significantly different approaches to race relations.
As Apartheid shows us, this is true even if the Whites improve the conditions of the Blacks. There will always been a feeling that Whites do not belong there and Blacks will always resent the invariably superior material conditions of Whites.
Probably because many were removed from and forced away from Urban living.
Colonialism of the United States only worked because there aren’t many Indians around anymore.
I get the feeling this is part of his Bitchute video on the topic.
The kind of colonialism practiced in Africa in which Whites would be permanent but ruling minorities in a majority Black nation was never sustainable without an uncomfortable measure of totalitarianism and even then ethnic conflict was still common place.
Again Botswana.
The violence surrounding colonialism was rarely, if ever, one sided. Today, there is a massive level of systemic racism against White South Africans. The fact that this racism is not covered in Western media offers a stark contrast with how the media covered the sins of Apartheid.
The sources of the farm murders and affirmative actions were News24, a relatively left leaning SA news source, NPR, Reuters, Voice of America and the Dailymail. Only one source was an "alternative one", which reported the murder a whole year after News24 did and relied on a mainstream Afrikaner-news report.
These get attention by "Western media".
Overall, the problems of South Africa, both in terms of Blacks resenting their White rulers under Apartheid and Whites experiencing racism today, come from the inherent difficulties of having a multi-racial society. In this sense, the story of South Africa contains lessons not only about colonialism but also about more general and pressing questions of immigration and diversity.
Or, you know, what happens when you don't consider the role of Black Africans in your government, unlike Botswana.
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2020.09.19 18:37 NotMarilee RT Rundown September 12, 2020 - September 18, 2020

Last Week
This post lists everything Rooster Teeth has released from September 12, 2020 to September 18, 2020. The organization of this post follows the order of the links on the sidebar on the website. FIRST exclusive content is surrounded in asterisks (*EXAMPLE*) while content that is currently exclusive but will be available publicly later is followed by an asterisks and the date in which it will be free (EXAMPLE*Free September 26th.) This does not include content that will lose exclusivity on the day this post is made (September 19th.)
NEWS:
ROOSTER TEETH:
RT PODCAST #614 - Jillass: The All Female Jackass
*RT PODCAST POST SHOW #614 - Real Gus Co. Material*
ALWAYS OPEN - Boys For The BOIs
CHUMP #25 - Who Almost Got RABIES?
*CHUMP CHANGE #25 - No Bite No Shot*
BLACK BOX DOWN - People Sucked Out of Airplane
GOOD MORNING FROM HELL - True Crime Demons from Hell (Red Web Crossover)
MASTER AND APPRENTICE - Making the Nursery from Raised by Wolves Prop Drop
RTX - Die is Cast* Free October 1st
RTX - RWBY
HARD MODE - Surgeon Simulator with Random Punishments
RT EXTRAS - Factorio with Gavin (and 100 other people!) Turned on
RT EXTRAS - Making Sculptures of Funhaus in 3D
RTTV SPECIALS - We Heart You - Community & Coffee
ACHIEVEMENT HUNTER:
OFF TOPIC #250 - Disgustingly Gorgeous
*LAST CALL #250 - Elder Scrolls 6: Dillmist*
F**KFACE - A Variety of Lawsuits//Bog Roll Folders?
FACE JAM - Domino’s Chicken Taco Pizza & Cheeseburger Pizza
KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON #17 - Horny Anime Tweets with Ify Nwadiwe
F-ING AROUND WITH IFY AND FIONA - Softcore Tabletop Part 2
F-ING AROUND WITH IFY AND FIONA - RTX* Free October 2nd
ROLE INITIATIVE - Blood Canyon Actual - Line in the Sand
ACHIEVEMENT HUNTER - Face Jam Mix - AH Remix
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES - Building Muscle With Electricity
AH ANIMATED - The McMuffin Fantasy
AHWU #543 - This Game is Never Going Away
LET’S ROLL - Fear My Ninja Cats - Here to Slay
PLAY PALS - Sharing Our Last Brian Cell - The Room
ROULETSPLAY - Who Are The Bug Men of St. Christopher? - Fibbage 3
LET’S PLAY - A Hot Body with Silly Legs - Fall Guys (Falltember)* Free September 20th
LET’S PLAY - The Silent Night Murders - Among Us
LET’S PLAY - We’re Playing Fall Guys in Golf It
LET’S PLAY GTA V - Appreciating the Unofficial Achievement Hunter - GTA V: Mugger Games* Free September 21st
LET’S PLAY GMOD - EVERYTHING IS NEW! - TTT* Free September 23rd
LET’S PLAY MINECRAFT #440 - We Can’t Be Trusted With Dinosaurs - Minecraft Jurassic World* Free September 25th
AH STREAM ARCHIVE - Ghost Girlfriend in Japan - Post Team Plays Nancy Drew
AH STREAM ARCHIVE - Dead Silence Among Us w/ Chilled & Ify
AH STREAM ARCHIVE - Gotta Tame em’ All ARK: Survival Evolved
AH STREAM ARCHIVE - Friends are Foes Halo Reach w/ Ify
FUNHAUS:
FILMHAUS - Funhaus Picks the Best TV and Movies to Binge!
DUDE SOUP - Will PS5 and XBOX Series X Be Accessible to Everyone?
YOUR COMMENTS - Funhaus Comments: Game of the Year Edition (Sort Of)
GAMEPLAY - Arcade Crusade - One Time Gamer Challenge
GAMEPLAY - Devil May Sweat - Infernal
GAMEPLAY - Funhaus DC Movie Trivia Challenge!
GAMEPLAY - RT Exclusive: Streets of Rage 4 Fullplay Part 6
GAMEPLAY - Death Babble: The Internet’s ONLY Pop Culture Icon Battle Simulator!
GAMEPLAY - Avenjerks...Assemble! - Marvel’s Avengers Gameplay
FH PLAYS GTA 5 - Ryan Reynold’s Abs Memorial Grand Prix
FH LIVE - Time To Fall again w/ the Funhaus Guys!
FH LIVE - Knights and Bikes w/ Jon and Elyse!
ANIMATION:
RTAA - Milk Madness* Free September 21st
*RWBY: THE GRIMM CAMPAIGN - A Rocky Start*
*BACKWARDZ COMPATIBLE - Diggin’ for Diamonds*
*BACKWARDZ COMPATIBLE - Mario Kart 8*
I HAVE NOTES - Low Life Vibes
INSIDE GAMING:
IG PODCAST #30 - PS5 Preorders and the Xbox Series S situation - Send News
IG ROUNDUP - Marvel’s Avengers review controversy
IG SPECIAL - Armchair Game Makers: Dune
IG FEATURES - What makes the Series S next gen?
IG DAILY - Xbox Series S has one very annoying limitation
IG DAILY - Will the PS5 have supply issues?
IG DAILY - The PS5 will cost $500 (showcase recap)
IG DAILY - Good luck getting a PS5
IG DAILY - PS5 boss trashes Xbox Series S
DEATH BATTLE:
DEATH BATTLE! - The Seven Battle Royale (The Boys)
DEATH BATTLE! - BREAKDOWN: The Seven Battle Royale (The Boys)
DB FIGHT PREVIEWS - Winter Soldier Gets Armed for DEATH BATTLE!
DB FIGHT PREVIEWS - Red Hood Seeks vengeance in DEATH BATTLE!
DB CAST #196 - Sneak Peek at RTX
THE YOGSCAST:
TTT - Uncovering Weird Fantasies by Becoming Giants in Gmod TTT
TTT - We See How Many People We Can Fit in a Bin in GMod
TTT - We Had No Idea You Could Do This in GMod TTT
GMOD SANDBOX - New Fall Guys Maps That Should Totally Be in Season 2
TRIFORCE #143 - It’s Crusadin’ Time
SIMON’S PECULIAR PORTIONS - Airplane Passenger Attempts To Reheat Pizza Using LED Light Which Produces No Heat
KINDA FUNNY:
KF XCAST #9 - Xbox Series S Price and Specs Breakdown
WE HAVE COOL FRIENDS - The Boys: Jack Quaid Interview
KF GAMES DAILY 9.11.20 - How Close to an Upgraded Nintendo Switch Are We?
KF GAMES DAILY 9.14.20 - What Can We Expect From The PlayStation 5 Showcase?
KF GAMES DAILY 9.16.20 - Last Minute PS5 Predictions
KF GAMES DAILY 9.17.20 - PS5 Preorder Disaster, Showcase Aftermath
KF GAMES DAILY 9.18.20 - Beyond Good & Evil 2 Director Departs
PS I LOVE YOU XOXO #37 - PS5 Showcase Recap
KF LIVE REACTIONS - Star Wars The Mandalorian Season 2 Trailer
KF LIVE REACTIONS - NEW Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire
KF LIVE REACTIONS - PlayStation 5 PRICE AND DATE Reveal
KF LIVE REACTIONS - Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Direct
EVERY BATMAN MOVIE REVIEWED AND RANKED - Batman 1989
FRIENDS OF RT:
SONGS ABOUT GAMES - Tony Hawk Pro Skater Rap - “On the Grind”
US STORE:
RTX At Home Logo T-Shirt
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Funhaus Logo T-Shirt
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Funhaus Patch Zip Up Hoodie
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Funhaus Long Sleeve Button Down Flannel
Funhaus RTX Exclusive Anime Girl T-Shirt
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Achievement Hunter Logo T-Shirt
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RWBY Typography Embroidered Beanie
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RWBY Yang Long Sleeve Button Down Flannel
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RWBY Yang Aviator Jacket
RWBY Limited Edition Action Figure Pin Set
RWBY Neo Politan Cosplay Hoodie
RWBY Penny Polendina Cosplay Hoodie
RWBY Star Crew Ruby Rose T-Shirt
RWBY Star Crew Weiss Schnee T-Shirt
RWBY Star Crew Blake Belladonna T-Shirt
RWBY Star Crew Yang Xiao Long T-Shirt
RWBY Star Crew FIRST Exclusive T-Shirt
Barbara Dunkelman What the Fox T-Shirt
Barbara Dunkelman It’s a Hoot T-Shirt
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Easy Allies Grid T-Shirt
Kinda Funny RTX Exclusive Anime Girl T-Shirt
Death Battle Wiz Rock & Roll T-Shirt
Death Battle Boomstick Hat
Death Battle Logo T-Shirt
UK STORE:
Rooster Teeth Varsity Embroidered Pullover
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Rooster Teeth Be Nice & Work Hard Embroidered Beanie
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Achievement Hunter Embroidered Pullover
Achievement Hunter Vintage Cotton Hat
Achievement Hunter Embroidered Beanie
Achievement Hunter Long Sleeve Shirt
Achievement Hunter Logo T-Shirt
Achievement Hunter RTX Exclusive Anime Girl T-Shirt
Funhaus Palm Vintage Cotton Hat
Funhaus Los Angeles Embroidered Beanie
Funhaus Palm Embroidered Hoodie
Funhaus Varsity Long Sleeve Shirt
Funhaus Logo T-Shirt
Funhaus RTX Exclusive Anime Girl T-Shirt
Funhaus Pixelhaus T-Shirt
Funhaus Morse Code T-Shirt
Funhaus Happy Haus T-Shirt
RWBY Typography Pullover
RWBY Typography Joggers
RWBY Typography Embroidered Beanie
RWBY Ruby Rose Emblem Hoodie
RWBY Remnant Moon Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Barbara Dunkelman What the Fox T-Shirt
Barbara Dunkelman It’s a Hoot T-Shirt
Barbara Dunkelman Oh Deer T-Shirt
Kinda Funny RTX Exclusive Anime Girl T-Shirt
Death Battle Logo T-Shirt
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2020.09.19 16:10 s810 Old Austin Tales: North Austin Meetups of Prehistoric Eras - (4000BC - 1690AD)

The folks down at the Austin History Center are slowly scanning archival photos and adding to UNT's Portal to Texas History even in these pandemic times. Among others, there are quite a few new photos of land parade floats from the early Austin Aqua Festivals in 1962 and 63. It's disappointing to see photos like this 1963 Austin Aqua Festival parade float ignorantly depicting Native Americans in a less than flattering light.
But a few of those kids dressed as stereotypical and generic 1960s natives probably had elderly relatives who remembered the time before all the tribes were ejected from this area and probably would have still thought of them as little more than savages. The photo gives context to the times in which it was taken. The Austinites of that era seem to have had less respect for those people who lived here hundreds or thousands of years before the Spanish and French started roaming around here.
As a modern Austinite I don't see why this attitude should be held up. Those were humans who lived here, if even sporadically, and loved the land and the creeks and trees as much or more than you or I. They just called the landmarks different names back then. It is known that some of the tribes who used to live around here were warlike and confrontational with other tribes. My own grandmother was born in Austin in the 1930s and often told me a tall tale about a fictional battle between the Comanche and 1000 Apache warriors in the hills near Lake Travis. (sometimes the battle took place in the area around where we were sitting in traffic depending on grandma's mood) It was a Thermopylae/Alamo-like tale of outnumbered Comanche braves winning the day by running to the hill now known as Commanche Peak and waiting in ambush. But grandma often told some whoppers and that was surely one of them. I've never read about even the scantest evidence that something like that took place here, if even only in oral histories of the tribes involved. But who knows. My point is we really don't know a whole lot about what the people who lived here before everything, and what they did while they were here.
Today I wanted to share some small bit of the real story of these people who lived here when real estate was free if you could keep it from the wild beasts or competing tribes. Because the real story, from what little we know of it, is really just as captivating as Grandma's tall tales were.
On a related note I recently discovered the AustinFound podcast from Michael Barnes and a few other folks at The Statesman. They've been writing the good historyposts on The Statesman's Austin360.com for a while now under the same name and I've referenced them a lot here before. Michael Barnes knows his stuff. He has written a multi-volume book set called Indelible Austin and was one of the people who went on the expedition to look for traces of the 1730 Spanish mission set up somewhere in this area. In episodes 1, 6, and 27 of the podcast he talks about the three main native tribes in this area: The Apache, who considered this area the northeastern border of their roaming grounds and had mostly vacated by the 1800s, the Comanche, who were descended from the Apache (edit: fixed) Wyoming Shoshone tribe long ago in modern Utah and Wyoming and considered this area the southeastern border of their expanding roaming grounds, and the Tonkawa tribe, who were also war like but had a different culture and their own ways. They especially were early victims of the diseases brought by european contact.
One thing I agree with Michael Barnes about is how The Tonkawa, despite having more of a territorial claim to the area Austin is in now than the other two tribes, are under-represented in the old chronicles written down by early white settlers. The Comanche are namedropped in the written accounts of the 1800s quite a bit for their 'depredations' on early settlers. It was the Comanche were the only tribe in this region who, for a time, rebuffed all attempts to subjugate them from Spain, Mexico, and Anglos. But the Tonkawa, on the other hand, being so few in number had to ally themselves with whites against the other two tribes. Because of this they were westernized quickly and assumed a sort of sub-caste in frontier society. Early accounts refer to them as 'Tonks' and talk in exaggerated ways about their cannibalism and wolf-worship. From what I understand the people eating only took place after winning a great battle. The tribe has a website nowadays where you can learn about their culture, their colorful traditional clothing and how it was made, and the Trail of Tears out of Central Texas.
It's not often talked about what tribes were here before the Tonkawa and the Comanche and Apache. It's a topic I'm always looking to learn more about. If you've lived here a while you might have heard of the Leanderthal Lady. Her remains are estimated to be between 10000 and 13000 years old and according to this article was found with buried with a shark tooth. I've also talked about the digs at the Westcave Preserve near Hamilton Pool, and the Levi and Smith Rock Shelters, where evidence of human habitation dates back 10000 years at least. But that brings up the question: Who lived in the area in between then and the time of the Tonkawa? I know there are stories from early settlers about an 'Indian Village' of an unnamed tribe very near the old Santa Monica Springs on the Colorado River but that's about it. Well thanks to some archeological digs over the years when new stuff had been built we know about a few frequent party spots some of the people alive back then liked to congregate in. I've found archeological reports from three separate digs in spots around North Austin, which is fine because the good rock shelters appear to have been in what is now South Austin anyway...
Let's start in the order the reports were made. The first concerns a site where people camped repeatedly over the course of the last 4000 years that today lies in a neighborhood near the intersection of North Lamar and Braker Lane. Back in the neighborhood is a street called Jetta Court. This neighborhood dates back to the mid to late 1960s and when built the area was already known for arrowhead deposits. In the 1980s further digs established the whole area around where Walnut Creek Park is today was once a major habitation area. But back in '68 the home builder company was partially done with the neighborhood and paid for a salvage dig after reports of trespassers "pothunting".
The report from the salvage dig was published in the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society, Volume 47, 1976 and is available in the UNT archive. You can read the whole thing if you feel like getting into the weeds. Quoting the abstract and introduction:
During the course of several weekends in 1968 and 1969, students from The University of Texas at Austin carried out test excavations at the Jetta Court site in Travis County, central Texas. These investigations constituted a salvage effort designed to obtain information on this site before it was destroyed by construction activities in a housing development. The terrace deposits at Jetta Court yielded a long Archaic sequence, including a deeply buried occupation which occurred stratigraphically below Early Archaic materials. The results of the excavations are described, and detailed analyses of the lithic debris and faunal re mains are presented.
The Jetta Court site (41 TV 151) is located within the city limits of Austin, Texas, buried in terrace deposits on the west side of Walnut Creek (Figs. 1-3). The site was brought to the attention of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) of The University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 1968 by reports of pothunting in an area slated for a housing subdivision. Inspection of the site by TARL personnel indicated that it should be tested before the planned construction activities were begun.
Excavations, directed by graduate students in anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin, were carried out with volunteer help. Work was done on weekends during a period from December, 1968, to February, 1969. Since the site was unprotected during the week, numerous instances of vandalism occurred. One unit of excavation was eventually ruined, but the others were not seriously damaged. This combination of weekend excavation and weekday vandalism limited effective investigation to stratigraphic testing and backhoe trenching. Exposures of horizontal tracts were not done partly be- cause of fear that it would lead to more extensive depredations on the part of the pothunters, and partly because the site was considerably deeper than was anticipated.
The writers would like to acknowledge the assistance and under- standing of Mr. Cecil Lamour, representing Conann Construction, Inc., in permitting the excavations. His patience with our backhoe operations, in particular, was most helpful.
How dramatic. Apparently someone thought there was buried treasure nearby. I wonder what could have given them that idea.. Here's a photo of the site at the time and Here's a map of the dig site with the holes marked. All of this area is built over today.
The dig was done hastily and the vandalism limited the findings. The report goes on describe two burned rock midden sites located within the boundaries of the dig. These were like old campfires that had been repeatedly built over for a number of years during two different eras.
Some further highlights from the report:
Here's a photo of the one of the holes.
There are a couple of photos of some of the lithic projectile points found in the upper, newer rock midden. Here's one. Here's another. And a couple from the lower, older midden. Here's one from the lower and here's another. There are many more photos and charts showing the finds, their classifications, and their locations in relation to one another in the layered deposits. This is how most of the rest of the report goes.
There were many animal bones and shells found in some areas indicating people ate there, or used the site for industry. Here a list of animal species found in the bones they can identify. On the menu: snails, turtles, opossum, coyote, deer, bison, cow, a couple of kinds of rabbits and mice, and strangely gophers. Apparently there used to be gophers around here when the climate favored grasslands over forests.
The distribution of animal bones is nicely charted here in size and age, Category A being the largest animals like bison and Category C being the smallest, such as rats and snails. The report notes that remains of small animals would degrade faster so that might skew the results.
To sum it all up because it's way too long to copypaste, the two burned rock middens at Jetta Court don't contribute a whole lot of new information to the story besides offering evidence that the spot was a place for habitation. I think if I understand it correctly (correct me if I'm wrong) the lower midden dates back over 3000 years while the upper midden dates back about 2000 years. The report talks about not knowing how to classify the artifacts within the archaic period. It recommends further digs in the area but acknowledges that's probably not possible with the neighborhood going up. What the writers didn't know is that just a few years later digs would begin at many different sites in what is now Walnut Creek Park that further expanded the knowledge of that area and its earliest inhabitants.
Moving on to the next site, which lies a little bit east of there at what became the Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm, once an actual farm near Sprinkle now turned into a live action museum exhibit by the city which is beloved by schoolkids on field trips. It turns out that when the farm was built in the 1850s, part of the property contained a much older camp site that was favored by natives a thousand years ago. A report was written in 1994 about a dig in 1983. (PDF warning). The site of the native cultural deposits was at the southern end of the farm. Here is a map of the site in relation to the farm.
The PDF isn't as copypaste friendly as the other UNT article but it's short and I can summarize the findings. It's really more of just an abstract compared to the other long report. It's worth taking the time to read if you can handle PDFs and you're interested in the history of the area at all. In the introduction they describe how the farm was bought by the Heritage Society of Austin in the 1950s and belonged to the City of Austin by 1980 as part of the same deal that established Walnut Creek Park. More than a few digs had been done in the area around there in the early 1980s. It describes 22 different ancient burials found at one nearby site. At the farm site itself there was a deposit of projectile points over a meter thick of most types found in the area during the archaic era.
That brings us to the third site. called Millican Bench. Never heard of it? Me neither. It's a tiny spot just south of The Arboretum today that was obliterated by the construction of Loop 360 in the 1970s. Before the highway cut through the site, TxDot conducted a dig in 1970 and 71 on a small limestone plateau (thus the bench) where artifacts had been reported by the previous landowner. The report on the site dig is another PDF, but it was written in 2003, is very detailed, and will let me copypaste from it. Here's a map of the site showing where it was in the roadbed of modern Loop 360.
Quoting from the introduction:
Located in Travis County, the Millican Bench site(41TV163) was the first archeological site excavated by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT; then Texas Highway Department) as a mitigation effort for highway construction under the requirements of the National Environmental Protection Act of 1966. The excavation was conducted between September of 1970 and February of 1971under the direction of Frank Weir, then of the Texas Highway Department. In August of 2002, TxDOT contracted with the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (Work Authorization#57014PD004) to conduct an inventory and assessment of the archeological collections and documentation associated with site 41TV163, develop possible research questions that could be pursued with the site data, and to prepare the project material for permanent curation. Based on that assessment(Mahoney et al. 2003a), and following consultation with TxDOT, CAR further was directed to produce a final report.This document constitutes the final report on the TxDOT work at 41TV163. Included in this report are a description of the site, excavation procedures, and an analysis of selected components of the data collected over three decades ago.
To report on excavations and analyze data collected over30 years ago presents several challenges. Foremost among these is that if one wishes to avoid a primarily historical perspective, data collected using earlier field methods to investigate earlier theoretical concerns must be molded to address current questions. In this case, the disconnect between the theoretical and methodological considerations that guided the excavation of 41TV163, which appear to have been focused on chronology and cultural history,and current research interests in Texas archeology is exacerbated by the loss of a large portion of the field notes,some photo logs, and some of the artifacts and samples during the intervening years. Nevertheless, in the assessment document (Mahoney et al. 2003a), we identified a series of current research issues that could be addressed using data generated by the work at 41TV163. These include investigating temporal changes in subsistence patterns and changes in lithic technology. In addition, we investigate several aspects of site use during the Late Prehistoric occupation of 41TV163.
So what this is saying is that basically the original field work and notes were lost and they had to reconstruct everything. I guess they thought it was worth it in scientific value to reconstruct or else maybe because it was the forerunner to TxDot's first dig. In any case the findings showed evidence of habitation a bit later than the other sites to the east. The intro continues:
Initially, seven discrete areas, designated A through G, were identified at Millican Bench. Figure 1-2 (the map linked earlier) presents a section of an aerial photo with the sketched locations of these seven areas, along with the Loop 360 center line. The photo appears to have been created at the time of the fieldwork. Area A consisted of a burned rock midden located on a topographic bench. Another probable burned rock midden, Area B, was situated on the slope and creek terrace below the bench.Located just to the west of Area B were two other areas,designated C and D. These appeared to be occupation areas with burned rock and other debris present. Three additional areas, designated E, F, and G, were located across the creek east of Areas A–D. Area E was a burned rock midden that measured approximately four meters in diameter. Area F contained a concentration of occupation refuse with burned rock and chipped stone, while Area G was a broad bedrock exposure containing scattered chipped stone debris.With the exception of Area G, where only surface collection was conducted, all areas (A through F) had some level of excavation. At 41TV163, TxDOT personnel recorded 11features, including a human burial (Feature 10) and a possible structure (Feature 3). In addition, more than 200cores, 1,400 tools, 400 projectile points, and 42,500 pieces of debitage were collected. With the exception of any evidence for Paleo-indian occupation, the 41TV163 materials seem to reflect most prehistoric periods. Collected projectile point types thought to be diagnostic include Wells, Early Split Stem, Early Triangular, Martindale, and Uvalde forms dating to much of the Early Archaic (8000–6000 BP); Nolan,Travis, and a single Andice point, all dating to the Middle Archaic (6000–4000 BP); Bulverde, Pedernales, Williams,Lange, Marshall, Montell, Castroville, Ensor, Frio, Fairland,and Darl forms dating throughout the Late Archaic (4000–1250 BP); and Scallorn points, dating to the early portion of the Late Prehistoric (1250–700 BP). A small amount of historic and/or modern material was also collected, though it is not considered in any detail in this report.
Long story short, this area was frequently visited from about 4000BC-1300AD, mostly toward the latter date, and shows different patterns in habitation indicating the different tribal customs in use at that point. In addition to rock middens and lots of projectile points and rock flakes, an ancient human burial was found. Also many animal bones like the other sites indicating different eating areas.
Well there you have a few stories of the people who lived here before recorded history. I hope one day more local history writers and bloggers can address this topic in more depth than I have time for here today. I know there are a lot of people out there like me who would love to know more. Time is way short so I've got to wrap this up quick. I obviously don't have any related photos from prehistory but have some newly added old Aqua Fest photos from the UNT archive for Bonus Pics today.
Bonus Pic #1 - "Photograph of two people on a mini pool at the Aqua Festival Land Parade event" - August 3, 1962
Bonus Pic #2 - "Photograph of group of people at Aqua Fest event" - 1963
Bonus Pic #3 - "Photograph of the scenery at Aqua Fest event. A child is seen seated wearing a cape and crown. " - 1963
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2020.09.19 13:34 aerialshuddersfield How TV Aerials Work

How TV Aerials Work
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which was like counting down. And I thought that was really useful.” (FG2: Young age group, P1, male, 18 years) Overall participants expected that all media forms (print, broadcast, online, telecoms) should present information about the switchover to reach as many people as possible. Ultimately, communities communicate and word-of-mouth about personal experiences was as, if not more, trusted as information sources. Ensuring that people have the correct information to hand to be able to deal with all eventualities that are anticipated and possible with switchover was expected to be available by participants. Participants expected the level of detail provided to be appropriate to their needs (including regional specific information) and to err on the side of ‘wait and see’ to avoid consumers spending money needlessly. 7.6 Variables influencing satisfaction with messaging approach 7.6.1 Getting the most for your money For some participants choosing between the different platforms and products was a matter of value for money. Most people were already aware that set top boxes could be bought for less than £20 (e.g., via supermarkets), and many people opted for the cheap boxes. No one mentioned the relevance of the digital tick. Even those who opted for pay television were aware of the value for money aspect and were keen to get what they wanted for the best deal available, whether that was driven by particular content (channels) or by bundling with other services. “[I looked for what offered] Most channels for the cheapest price.” (FG3: Middle age group, P5, male, 41 years) “The reason I went for [pay television provider] is because [it] has the monopoly on sports. Then [other pay television provider] got on board but they don’t offer you much for your money to be honest.” (FG3: Middle age group, P1, male, 35 years) “We already had the [digital terrestrial television] boxes so we wanted as little expenditure as possible, so we carried on with what we’d got. Retune and go.” (FG3: Middle age group, P4, male, 47 years) 7.6.2 Desire to maintain a basic broadcast television service For some participants, particularly those who had switched to digital only because they had to, their needs were simple – to continue watching broadcast television after switchover. For some of these people, the wealth of information available was overwhelming and confusing. These participants simply needed to know how they could keep what they had. “Just [want] the television set. There were no underlying things going on. Just watch the sport, news. [Interviewer:
Keeping what you have] Yeah absolutely.” (FG1: Older age group, P1, male, 68 years) “I’m just confused with all of this. [free to view digital terrestrial television] and [pay television provider], it’s all the same to me, I don’t know what the difference is. I just added the box, and that’s how it is. [Interviewer: Did you see that as the simplest way for you to do it?] No, doesn’t make any difference. [Interviewer: Was it just about keeping what you had?] [he nods]” (FG1: Older age group, P4, male, 70 years) “I had to choose a way of upgrading and [free to view digital terrestrial television] was my way. [Interviewer: because?] [With pay television provider], there were too many channels.” (FG1: Older age group, P5, female, 73 years) 7.6.3 Desire to have more choice of programme content For others participants in the group, their digital television equipment decisions were based on awareness of services that afforded more choice. For most participants, popular pay television providers were top of mind and well-known and established brands. Based on what participants discussed in the groups, it appeared that they often did not make fully informed judgements and were not always actively in control of their purchase decisions; they were often in the right place at the right time for television provider sales staff to make a sale. Sales staff were often successful in winning over consumers by presenting their offer as a simple, one-stop shop. Bundled services were desirable to some participants. As illustrated in the second quote below, participants indicated that people are not comfortable with querying sales staff and could benefit from knowing the right questions to ask that are relevant to the households’ needs (e.g., recording preferences). “I chose [pay television provider] because I like certain channels [...] We could tailor to how we wanted, they were not going to go down, like other companies. I thought they have more competitive prices as well.” (FG1: Older age group, P6, female, 62 years) “I think what the problem is: we’re not comfortable at challenging the competitors at what they can offer us. I think if I go to them, they are going to offer me this, if I go to them they are going to offer me that. So we actually don’t bother, we just wander on accepting what we have. I have [pay television provider], when we moved in, that’s what we had, until we found [other pay television provider] better and cheaper. [...] it wasn’t until I ‘ummed’ and ‘arrghed’ I realised how easy it was to get.” (FG1: Older age group, P3, male, 67 years)
“I’d go under one system under [pay television provider]. [Interviewer: Why would you advise her to go for that?) Choice of more programmes, it’s just one system.” (FG1: Older age group, P1, male, 68 years) 7.6.4 Desired functionality Many participants had clear functionality requirements (e.g., recording) and made purchase decisions based on their awareness of the availability of desired function(s). Some participants were only aware at switchover of how their new television experiences were different to their old experiences, and were in the process of resolving them either before or after they had made significant digital television related purchases. “I tend to watch [pay television provider], because I’m able to freeze frame, pick up again, cancel all the advertising on the television.” (FG1: Older age group, P3, male, 67 years) “I knew I would have to do something because I wouldn’t be able to record.” (FG1: Older age group, P2, male, 69 years) 7.6.5 Simple, contract free Convenience and simplicity were important drivers for some participants. “[free to view digital terrestrial television], it’s one price, no messing about with phone lines or anything like that.” (FG3: Middle age group, P4, male, 47 years) 7.6.6 Replacing equipment For some participants, the discussion around the personas raised considerations that were perceived as relevant to decision making. For instance, some reported preferring to use switchover as an opportunity to update old television equipment rather than buying a set top box add-on. For some, notably more elderly consumers, a new integrated digital television may be the simplest, least hassle, and most easy to use option. “[Her television] is that old, she could just buy a new one.” (FG1: Older age group, P5, male, 73 years)
Technical research conclusions This study has analysed new data made available following a survey of domestic TV aerial system performance, conducted externally to this project on behalf of BERR in the first quarter of 2009. The key findings are: • The statistical performance of the domestic aerial is very similar to that determined in previous studies (1995 and 2003). • As before, aerial system gain was found to be inversely proportional to available field strength. • A trendline fitted to the data showed a dependence of -0.i on the available analogue field strength. • From this trendline, the assumed system gain of 7dBd is generally only achieved in locations where the available analogue field strength is 75dBμV/m or less. • 29% of households have some form of amplification in the system (33% for DTT, homes, 19% for analogue only homes). • Where amplification is used, it improves both the system gain and the C/N or MER. • Older installations exhibit somewhat lower system gain - a 30 year old system has an average gain some 10dB below a new installation. • Some 75% of households have grouped aerials. • There is no difference in overall gain between systems with ‘grouped’ and ‘wideband’ aerials. • Some 3.4% of households will require an aerial upgrade to receive PSB services, post-DSO. For reliable reception of all multiplexes, this figure rises to around 9.6%. 8.2 Consumer research conclusions 8.2.1 Insights relating to aerials and reception a. Most participants were aware that current roof aerials might need to be updated for digital terrestrial reception. Most reported that their awareness had been raised by a range of sources including word of mouth, newspapers and Digital UK. Some participants were aware of others in their community who had installed ‘monster’ aerials as a precautionary measure. Post-switchover, there was a sense that the significance of the aerial issue could have been down-played and that there was scope to reassure and more strongly allay fears about in adequate aerial systems. b. There was little direct experience in the groups of having replaced roof aerial systems, with the exception of some anecdotes about others. Most participants
therefore favoured a communications approach recommending people to ‘wait and see’ whether they would experience any reception issues at switchover which would need addressing, given the general expectation that the majority of aerial systems should be sufficient for digital terrestrial reception. c. A strong view that emerged, from the oldest focus group in particular, was that information regarding increased signal levels at switchover (relative to pre-switchover levels) should have been emphasised more than it was. Many were unaware the signal would be boosted at switchover, giving them improved reception with their current aerial equipment. Those who were aware of the power increase reported that they had been informed by sources such as the local press, sometimes too late for effective switchover preparations. There was mixed recall and recognition of receiving official switchover communications pre-switchover. d. The Digital UK leaflets shown to participants in the groups were considered both sufficient and useful, particularly for people without alternative platforms (e.g., satellite, cable or IPTV). Interest was expressed for an impartial advice source available across different media for provision of post-switchover troubleshooting information (potentially available via a pre-recorded phone line providing potential solutions to typical problems). e. There was little or no awareness of the formal aerial checkers such as the teletext test and the handheld aerial checker across the focus groups. Instead, participants reported noticing a range of indications pre-switchover, such as the signal strength monitor displayed on their (already connected) set top boxes and pixelation on their television screens, and inferring from these indications whether or not their current aerial installation would be sufficient for digital terrestrial television post-switchover. f. There were numerous reports from the focus groups of reception issues including pixelation, allocation of channels to unexpected channel positions, and loss of specific channels. Many participants reported using and persevering with equipment that gave them good enough but not optimal reception rather than fully resolving the issues. g. Use of indoor aerials was commonly reported. In fact some participants viewed indoor aerials as a first-stop solution to reception problems – to test or try out terrestrial reception with a low-cost solution. Some participants made repeated indoor aerial purchases, believing that ‘powered’ or ‘digital ready’ indoor aerials may improve their digital terrestrial reception. For some, investment in better roof aerials may have been a more effective longer term solution. h. Many participants were unaware of the transmitter from which they received their television signal. This was evinced by reports of unexpected loss of BBC2 for some participants believing that had already switched but who in fact were viewing broadcasts from a transmitter between its two switchover dates. There were several references made to loft aerials, and that with these it can be more difficult to identify from which transmitter residents received their television signals.
General insights relating to consumer experiences of switchover i. Overall, participants were prepared, often well in advance, for switchover with at least one television set already converted. Their preparedness was in the context of mixed understanding of some aspects of switchover. Post-switchover, many were still preparing for full conversion, whilst others were less bothered about converting non-main television sets. j. Direct switchover related expenditure was reported to be low and digital equipment was often purchased with switchover in mind rather than for switchover per se. Most participants opting for terrestrial television bought low cost set-top boxes. k. Participants reported that the hypothetical household ‘personas’ presented in the research groups were thought-provoking. The majority said that communications which incorporated this type of approach would benefit consumers, helping them to identify factors that may be relevant to their own switchover related purchase decisions. Numerous considerations were flagged by participants, prompted with the hypothetical households, as relevant to purchase decisions including cost (competitive pricing, a ‘good deal’), service (flexible packages; level of television consumption, regional broadcast preferences), and effort (consistency in platform and functions with existing household services, simplicity/ease). l. For the majority of research participants good value for money was of paramount importance. Perceptions of value were variable depending on whether participants wanted just what they had, or more choice. m. Most participants were pleased with their new digital television service although some cited commonly reported complaints including poor quality programming, adverts, cost, and having had no choice but to adopt digital television to continue watching television after switchover. The participants most negative about switchover were the oldest. The most informed who felt most in control were the middle aged group, and the youngest participants were most comfortable and least concerned about switchover.
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2020.09.19 10:39 daftideasinc John Simm back filming upon another crime drama

It's been confirmed that John Simm is back filming upon Endeavour creator Russell Lewis new provincial crime drama Grace. There's also been rumours circulating that Doctor Who production will soon restart filming for a likely 2022 start date. Suggestions are that the new COVID restrictions are making production rather expensive to say nothing of where the recent spike in UK cases leaves those plans. But it seems likely that Lazarus, if it does ultimately get green lit, will be at least 18 months away.
With Neil Gaiman's recent all star cast adaptation of the Sandman comics upon Audible demonstrating its viability, perhaps one way of guaranteeing Lazarus's existence, and its arrival in a time fashion, is to take a similar approach. It would certainly obviate the difficulties of recreating elements of a TV drama produced 15 years ago. :D Thoughts?
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2020.09.19 10:00 PelotonMod [Race Thread] 2020 Tour de France - Stage 20 (2.UWT)

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19.sep 20 Lure > La Planche des Belles Filles 36 km (22 mi) ITT / Reverse km labels 13:00-18:00 CEST
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The time cut today will be 25% of the time of the winner. Currently, this means the last rider would be outside the time limit with a finishing time of 54:18
The top 10 in GC start at 16:56. The final rider, Primoz Roglic, starts at 17:14 (CEST)
PCS is keeping track of times on the climb, for KOM purposes.
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2020.09.18 22:52 aerialshuddersfield 10 Fascinating Facts About Huddersfield

10 Fascinating Facts About Huddersfield
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1. Literally the home of Rugby League

In 1895 the Northern Rugby Football Union, based in Huddersfield, split from England’s established Rugby Football Union following a payment dispute between the union and players from northern clubs. Through this new league, the sport evolved differently to the traditional Union version of the game, and thus Rugby League was born.
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2. Famous former inhabitants

Huddersfield has been the birthplace of many notable British figures. Actors including James Mason, Jodie Whitaker and Zoe Lucker emanate from the town, as well as writer Simon Armitage and Premier League footballer Fraizer Campbell. But most prominent of these noteworthy figures is former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who was born and grew up in Huddersfield.
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3. Britain’s largest nodding dog

Commissioned by a charity called the Dogs Trust, KD Decoratives from the Lockwood area of Huddersfield, created an 11-foot-tall yellow nodding dog. Impressive, right?! The mechanical doggy initially sat outside the charities west London site before moving to guard their Leeds office.
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4. Another Famous Dog…

The town can also lay claim to being the place that beloved dog breed, the Yorkshire Terrier, originates from. A pooch named Huddersfield Ben is considered to be the progenitor.
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5. Huddersfield, Rock City!

Top punk band the Sex Pistols played their last two British shows at Ivanhoe’s nightclub in Huddersfield, on Christmas Day 1977. This included a matinee for the children of striking firefighters. They then embarked on the fateful tour of the US that led to the bands break-up. Perhaps they should have stayed in Huddersfield!
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6. A third of the population are students

Huddersfield has a population of approximately 120,000, of which roughly 40,000 are students. This is due to the range of top class higher education institutions, including Kirklees College and the award-winning University of Huddersfield. It has also created a high demand for student accommodation within the town.
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7. Historic and Charming

The town has a strong Victorian history as a textile manufacturing centre and market town. Many of its most historic properties are still standing, with over 200 listed buildings in and around the town centre.
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8. Award Winning Railway Station

The railway station dates back to the 1850s and was described by Sir John Betjeman as ‘the most splendid station facade in England’. St Georges Square, in which the station sits, underwent a £4million restoration in 2009, winning an architectural award.
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9. They built the rarest car in Britain!

After World War One, factories in the town built the LSD 3-wheel car. It is now commonly known as the rarest car in Britain and resides in the Tolson Historical Museum.
Although it may be tucked away in the tranquil Yorkshire countryside, Huddersfield has cultivated a fascinating history and continues to develop its intriguing and thoroughly British personality.
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10. They have largest aerial company in Yorkshire!

After 25 years TV Aerials Huddersfield have been helping the people of Huddersfield with there TVs and over the years they have been helping charities and the unfortunate.
They have done over 665 000 Installs which is very impressive and can be named the number one company in Huddersfield.
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2020.09.18 22:52 aerialshuddersfield 10 Fascinating Facts About Huddersfield

10 Fascinating Facts About Huddersfield
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1. Literally the home of Rugby League

In 1895 the Northern Rugby Football Union, based in Huddersfield, split from England’s established Rugby Football Union following a payment dispute between the union and players from northern clubs. Through this new league, the sport evolved differently to the traditional Union version of the game, and thus Rugby League was born.
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2. Famous former inhabitants

Huddersfield has been the birthplace of many notable British figures. Actors including James Mason, Jodie Whitaker and Zoe Lucker emanate from the town, as well as writer Simon Armitage and Premier League footballer Fraizer Campbell. But most prominent of these noteworthy figures is former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who was born and grew up in Huddersfield.
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3. Britain’s largest nodding dog

Commissioned by a charity called the Dogs Trust, KD Decoratives from the Lockwood area of Huddersfield, created an 11-foot-tall yellow nodding dog. Impressive, right?! The mechanical doggy initially sat outside the charities west London site before moving to guard their Leeds office.
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4. Another Famous Dog…

The town can also lay claim to being the place that beloved dog breed, the Yorkshire Terrier, originates from. A pooch named Huddersfield Ben is considered to be the progenitor.
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5. Huddersfield, Rock City!

Top punk band the Sex Pistols played their last two British shows at Ivanhoe’s nightclub in Huddersfield, on Christmas Day 1977. This included a matinee for the children of striking firefighters. They then embarked on the fateful tour of the US that led to the bands break-up. Perhaps they should have stayed in Huddersfield!
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6. A third of the population are students

Huddersfield has a population of approximately 120,000, of which roughly 40,000 are students. This is due to the range of top class higher education institutions, including Kirklees College and the award-winning University of Huddersfield. It has also created a high demand for student accommodation within the town.
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7. Historic and Charming

The town has a strong Victorian history as a textile manufacturing centre and market town. Many of its most historic properties are still standing, with over 200 listed buildings in and around the town centre.
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8. Award Winning Railway Station

The railway station dates back to the 1850s and was described by Sir John Betjeman as ‘the most splendid station facade in England’. St Georges Square, in which the station sits, underwent a £4million restoration in 2009, winning an architectural award.
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9. They built the rarest car in Britain!

After World War One, factories in the town built the LSD 3-wheel car. It is now commonly known as the rarest car in Britain and resides in the Tolson Historical Museum.
Although it may be tucked away in the tranquil Yorkshire countryside, Huddersfield has cultivated a fascinating history and continues to develop its intriguing and thoroughly British personality.
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10. They have largest aerial company in Yorkshire!

After 25 years TV Aerials Huddersfield have been helping the people of Huddersfield with there TVs and over the years they have been helping charities and the unfortunate.
They have done over 665 000 Installs which is very impressive and can be named the number one company in Huddersfield.
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2020.09.18 20:47 darjeelingdarkroast On Jaleb being "safe"

I see a few people saying they vote to x, y, or z cuz they feel Jaleb is safe. In case you haven't watched much of the other Love Islands like the UK, Love Island has a pretty bad track record for women of color on the shows, particularly dark-skinned black women. At first they weren't there at all, then once they were they had sad stories of not being desired like Samira or Yewande. Justine was having that storyline for a while which is probably why so many people root for Jaleb now too. To be honest for Jaleb to win would feel like a coup for the franchise and feels exciting!

ETA: To be clear; It's not just a Love Island problem. Many dating reality TV like the BacheloBachelorette franchise have this issue too. And it speaks to a larger issue of prejudice and colorism in just dating in general.
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2020.09.18 17:42 JSykezz Old PC died 4 years :( out of the loop and wanna get back in! Help is greatly appreciated!

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
*Playing games, coding, play games as best as the PC can handle
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
*I have never done that so probably not
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Extra info or particulars:
A beastly and cool looking as possible! :)
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2020.09.18 16:12 amrluca 19 [M4F] [Relationship] UK - Looking for my player 2

Seems like “dating” apps just aren’t the right places to be looking for something worthwhile, so it’s time to try my luck here and hopefully find a real proper connection that can lead to something more. Would love to have that special someone to enjoy taking on life together in a long term committed way. What high priority person to give as much of my time, effort and emotion possible to (just a warning there’s a lot of it!) as long ya want it and would do the same in return.
It'd be great if you're a chatty person as I love to text and voice chat altho can be quite awkward and shy at first! Pretty much on Discord 90% of my free time chatting with friends. Also it would be amazing if you were also into games as we could play together! That and it kinda makes it easier to get along if into similar sorts of interests, but I’m totally open to anyone and their own different lifestyles.

About me:

There is plenty more I’d be glad to chat about or if ya wanna know other stuff just ask away!

About you:

Well if you somehow ended up here and read all my post without getting bored then I give you a big thank you for your time. If you feel like there’s a chance of something then please go ahead and DM me and tell me a bit about yourself! If things go well we can move to Discord or something else and chat some more. Thank you for coming to my TED talk, have a nice day/night!
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2020.09.18 16:11 amrluca 19 [M4F] UK - Looking for my player 2

Seems like “dating” apps just aren’t the right places to be looking for something worthwhile, so it’s time to try my luck here and hopefully find a real proper connection that can lead to something more. Would love to have that special someone to enjoy taking on life together in a long term committed way. What high priority person to give as much of my time, effort and emotion possible to (just a warning there’s a lot of it!) as long ya want it and would do the same in return.
It'd be great if you're a chatty person as I love to text and voice chat altho can be quite awkward and shy at first! Pretty much on Discord 90% of my free time chatting with friends. Also it would be amazing if you were also into games as we could play together! That and it kinda makes it easier to get along if into similar sorts of interests, but I’m totally open to anyone and their own different lifestyles.

About me:

There is plenty more I’d be glad to chat about or if ya wanna know other stuff just ask away!

About you:

Well if you somehow ended up here and read all my post without getting bored then I give you a big thank you for your time. If you feel like there’s a chance of something then please go ahead and DM me and tell me a bit about yourself! If things go well we can move to Discord or something else and chat some more. Thank you for coming to my TED talk, have a nice day/night!
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