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No. 213687[Reply]

I remember some months ago we had a thread about new/learning drivers. I figured we could take it to the next step and have a babby's first car discussion thread. Personally, I don't know much about buying a good first car and would love to hear everyone's opinions/experiences.

What did you look for in your first car?

Make/model? Insurance? MPG? How many previous miles was your cut-off?

Any advice to people buying cars for the first time? Traps newbies should avoid? That sort of thing.
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No. 216306


Also check the battery if you can. If it looks dirty or old, take it for a test dive to a car parts store and get the battery, starter, alternator, and whatever else they can check tested.

No. 216576

I'm no car expert, but here's my personal experience dump:

I have a Toyota Matrix S, 2009, which I got in 2013-2014 with 79k miles on it. Drive it around 70 miles 4-5 days a week and have put tens of thousands of miles on it. Haven't had any major problems beyond needing to change the battery (make sure the dealership isn't selling you a car with a nearly dead battery yall, those places and a lot of car mechanics/whatever absolutely take advantage of assuming women having no car expertise. If you have someone knowledgeable about car mechanics in the family, take them with you to check the engine out and other things before settling) and I'm pretty sure we overpaid some considering the price of it online now, idk. but it's been good to me.

My family members have always told me that Japanese made are the best (Toyota and Honda specifically) and you can drive them well above 200k miles with regular care. I think most American made cars are supposed to be notorious for being made from shitty, cheap parts and are always having issues, nor can they handle high mileage. We had a Chevy Malibu before, the thing stalled on red lights multiple times. There's a reason why they're cheaper than Toyotas and Hondas.

If you buy a car that has a lot of miles (I think over 100k) on it, make sure to use high mileage oil. This oil change place ripped me off by not letting me know they're putting regular oil in and my car was depleted of it very quickly and almost ruined the engine. Of course after I came back and asked they said "oh, we don't carry high mileage oil." You should also know you can top off your own oil without paying triple the amount to have some scammer do it every 5000-7500 miles. Check your oil amount regularly because the car dashboard indicators aren't always accurate.

Something else I think would be good advice now is to not get a super compact car if you're going to be driving on freeways often. If some idiot in an Escalade-size car crashes into you (there are so many people with huge cars who don't know how to drive properly), you're toast. I know someone who had an old VW golf model and nearly died in a crash.

No. 216653

>You should also know you can top off your own oil without paying triple the amount to have some scammer do it every 5000-7500 miles.

Don’t top off your oil unless you check the oil level yourself and it’s low, overfilling your engine is bad. Also, adding new oil to old oil doesn’t “add miles” to your oil so you can put off changing it, and the oil filter still needs to be changed as well. Waiting too long to change the oil filter can cause it to start breaking down or getting clogged which can fuck up your engine.

>Check your oil amount regularly because the car dashboard indicators aren't always accurate.

Seconding this.

No. 216676

Yeah, I meant to say you can top it off if you know how much you need by checking it before filling it up. Good point about the oil filter.

No. 216706


No worries, I knew what you meant but I also work at a service center and some of the questions people ask me about their cars make me cringe. I only mentioned the oil thing because one time a lady came in with almost 2 full quarts of extra oil in her engine because she thought adding new oil would “give her more miles”.

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No. 829[Reply]

lol @ june thread being deleted
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who is your waifu

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No. 216620

holy shit this is the original unichan june thread

brings back memories

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No. 10261[Reply]

Someone said this should be on /pt/ so here it is.
From what i've seen, she's mostly hated by women-haters anti-feminists and MRAs so idk really.
Encyclopedia Dramatica: https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Laci_Green
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/profile?user=lacigreen
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No. 10959

she's hot

No. 22036

As far as I know she went to school to be a sex ed teacher so at least shes qualified now. As for when she started she started she was mostly just giving advice for girl problems and info on birth control and period stuff that she tried (which was helpful. It felt more personal to young girls because she kind of was one. Her viewers connected with her and thats probably why she became so popular). She still does that obviously, but now shes more qualified I guess??? I dunno

No. 22047

I liked Laci after seeing that she was championing the Sam Pepper debacle and it seemed like she was goibg it going to take it far an bad actually get some shit done too, but then all of a sudden she just fucking dropped the entire thing without a single word and let it be brushed under the carpet.

I feel insulted that nobody really got an explanation for that shit.

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No. 210956

settle down anisa, no need to necro this thread

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No. 214515[Reply]

Melanie Martinez was just accused of rape. Anyone want to discuss? She's always been super cringey but I wasn't expecting this. Though her aesthetic does scream sexual predator.

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No. 216075

>Why won't that rape victim just shut up?!?!

Shit like this is why women don't come forward. Maybe she just wants to warn other people, so they aren't alone with a possible rapist?!

No. 216101

I'm not the anon you're replying to and I absolutely agree with you generally speaking, however in this very public case involving a famous person, of course their point is valid, ffs.

No. 216142

I again refer you to my comment that I don’t live on the internet memorising every detail of people’s lives, but even so I personally wouldn’t continue staying there if that was the case. Your indignance isn’t going to change my OPINION on what I would have done differently.

I’m not blaming someone for not assuming someone else’s intentions? It’s apparent Melanie made it pretty clear what she was after, and while it’s not Timothy’s fault in any way that she (supposedly) turned out to be a rapist, if you place yourself in risky situations you open yourself up to that risk? Therefore I wouldn’t engage in sex play with someone who was making me feel sexually uncomfortable. Why is that such a radical concept? Or do you live in a world where you assume everyone is nice and good, and are surprised when they do bad things? Because as a rape victim who put herself in a risky situation and got raped - but still isn’t to blame for her rapist being a fucking horrific human and raping her - I don’t share that view. /sage for blogpost

No. 216144

Idiots like you are the reason people tend to disbelieve victims and assume they lack credibility. Where the fuck did I say she needed to shut up? If she decides to speak up publicly, instead of resolving such a private matter privately, at a time where the public can find a reason to suspect she’s doing it for publicity (re: releasing content), of fucking course she’s going to receive backlash regardless of whether she’s telling the truth or not. I’m not on either side I just pointed out that she chose the worst possible time to make it public.

Get your head out of your ass and grow up. No wonder people tend to doubt victims when retards like you are running around.

No. 216318

you can see the guilt in Melanie's statements. They are vague, short and just bring nothing to defend her except the hilariously pathetic excuse for an arguement "but she didnt say no". I didn't believe this story completely at first but after Melanie's responses it's just too much not to believe Timothy.

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No. 210616[Reply]

old thread hit limit >>>/ot/202716
Let's scream about anything into the anonymous imageboard abyss and we'll try and help each other out
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No. 216191

Is this trolling?

I don't see the point of being a stay at home wife after your kids graduate elementary school. I had a friend in high school who was an only child, yet her mom was a stay at home wife still. I guess not everyone needs a job, but at that point we should just call you what you really are - unemployed.

No. 216193

This might be me overreacting but I feel like I was just harassed by my neighbor.

I was throwing out some boxes and the recycling was overflowing, so I just put them on top because it is coming tomorrow anyway.

While walking away, this guy yelled at me "Did you break those down?" I didn't realize he was talking to me, so as I continued to walk closer he came up to me and said it again. I just stood there, dumbstruck. Then I said no, and he proceeded to lecture me that I should because xyz.

He didn't introduce who he was or ask me nicely. I don't know if he is some new manager or fugging the manager or just some busy betty. But I feel really shaken for some reason. While he was talking to me, some kids walked by with a huuuuge box that they wound up just throwing in the recycling. Didn't say shit to them.

I just said ok and walked away and broke them down. I still really shaken and harassed, even though… I don't think I should be? I usually do break them down too, I was just really tired today because I am sick and wanted to get them out of my doorway.

What's even shittier is my neighbors have been waking me up numerous times in the middle of the night lately and when I made a complaint to my manager about it, he never called me back even though I've called a few times. So regardless of who this guys was, I feel unprotected as a tenant as is anyway.

I literally moved here and am spending 50% of my paycheck to live here because I thought it was a "nice" "safe" building. But fuck. Now I just feel shaken and really upset.

No. 216214

He was just some uppity neighbor up in your business, anon. If he had been a manager he would have identified himself as one.
Next time someone approaches you like that ask if they're a manager, and if they say no or say something that doesn't answer the question, walk away because you don't owe any resident an explanation for just throwing out recyclables.

I empathize because I'm blowing a lot of cash to live in my complex as well, and while it's safe, the neighbors are entitled shits. Like I got yelled at by my downstairs male neighbor once because I swept potting dirt off my balcony (not breaking a rule) and it landed on his wife's laundry that she had hanging on her patio (hanging wash outside is breaking a rule).
Meanwhile I've got an upstairs neighbor who doesn't work with a rugrat who seems to like doing running jumps all day, and I'm supposed to accept that because "I should know how kids are" even though she's in violation of her lease for making noise all the damn time.

People are assholes.

No. 216223

Thanks anon. You made me feel a lot better. I'm really sorry you have to deal with such shitty neighbors too. It's the worst.

No. 216423

Except that after you've raised one or two kids and you can go back to work, you haven't been working for at least five years, sometimes ten to fifteen if you've got that luxury. So your resume is trashed.

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No. 3463[Reply]

How long has it been since your last confession?
Get it off your chest, farmers.
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No. 212627

Thank you all for your advice! We've been talking for a while, and I think she's realized that HSV-1 isn't really as big a deal as she makes it out to be. Everything's settled now, thankfully.

No. 212661

I dont know whats wrong with me and i am ashamed to admit this but, i really dislike young parents, its super irrational because they have done absolutely nothing to me and there's nothing wrong with it at all.

Everytime i see an unwashed teen mom or a sloppy dirty early 20 dad i cringe, and it makes no sense, i dont know whats wrong with me..

No. 212667


>unwashed teen mom

>sloppy early 20s dad
I know what your problem is - you’re judging young parents really harshly for stuff most parents do at some point. Maybe stop?

No. 212699

I can kind of relate to this but I really only have it out for teen/young parents who are obviously lazy and irresponsible pieces of shit. I think it's because I was friends with a few of them in high school, and they turned out to be such disappointments and rotten people.

Like this one girl basically faked being sick every day in high school until she dropped out. Shacked up with some other loser and got pregnant. Two kids now. She's 24 and has never worked a day in her life. Said she was too good for McDonald's and quit on day one. Has never followed up with any job that ever set demands and expectations of her. Gets free housing, gets free food, gets free healthcare, and yet she can't even be assed most days to clean her house. Her children live in a dump. Then she has the gall to take ~bodyposi~ fb selfies to improve her self-esteem, when if she just got a job and actually did something with herself she probably wouldn't be so obsessed with her stretched out, fat body.
And I know she's fucking capable, but she's just convinced herself she has some kind of hangup that prevents her from being a functional adult without people handing her everything.


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Sorry to bump a thread, but I've drank a bottle of wine and feel a need to confess that I've had a massive crush on Anderson Cooper for the past, like, 7 years. I know he's gay and out of my league but damn he is so fine.

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No. 199002[Reply]

Just curious of your guys' musical preferences. And mainly looking forward to finding new bands
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No. 216039

it's winter, so everyone needs to listen to sufjan stevens now

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No. 216089

this song makes me emotional. please listen to it

No. 216127

I have pretty much only been listening to this album for the past week.

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No. 212099[Reply]

Post tacky homes, fashion, make up, really anything tacky!

(Pic is Christina Aguilera's home)
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No. 215672

this is totally a thing in the midwest! I had a roommate who would plaster our apartment with signs like these. It feels like the people who buy these have no actual aesthetic sense on their own and need something to take up space on the walls.

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It's also a Southern thing.
Those or cross walls for the more ambitious ones.

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Kirsten Dunst?

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No. 216159

it's so sad that this is still so relevant and accurate, though

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No. 211776[Reply]

Post about weird habits that your pets have! Can be cute funny or just really weird.
Let's share fun things.
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I always add extra space/cages with lots of tube connections for my syrian hamster.I ran out of colorful plastic hamster tubes so i made a long ass tube with lots of plastic water bottles,i connected it from the 1st floor of his main cage to this new little cage.And this dumb shit literally chew most of the tube till where he can reach and he climbs up the tube,drops himself,climbs up and drops himself again,again,AGAIN.He seems to be having fun falling in to shitloads of wood scraps and paper pieces but i hope he doesnt injure himself,he's already a 2+ years old grampa hamster.

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>Got my cat when she was about 2 months old while I was unemployed and severely depressed

She inhales or something when she cleans herself so she makes little slurping noises
She meows back if you talk to her in a sing song voice
If she wants cuddles or treats she will follow me or my fiance around the house and then sneak up and spring jump up at our backs without using her claws, to pounce us for attention
She is an indoor only cat and sleeps in the bed with us every night, she is extremely clingy and always sleeps on me, curled up under my chin, or lately in the winter months she comes in under the blanket and plops herself into my arms for the night
She fucking loves spinach and will try to steal the bag of it when we bring home the shopping??? She doesn't even eat the leaves she just picks them up and gently carries them around???
She sync'd her poop schedule with mine
I since got a job and she bounces up to the door every evening when one of us gets home
Everyone's favourite, she randomly chose one of my plushies when she was a kitten and she's fuuuuuucking obsessed with it. It's a small red panda plush and we nicknamed it for her and she will sometimes leave the room to go get it and bring it back with her to cuddle. It's so funny when you just see her plodding past the door holding it.

Tl;Dr my cat truly saved me from a fucking awful depression and brings so much light into my life just by being her weird self. I love her so much and I love all you guys weird pets too.

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my cat will come sit next to me when I play the guitar, I'm not sure if she likes the sound or just the vibrations but she starts chirping at me if I stop.

holy shit she sounds precious, I love cats

No. 215357

I audibly "awww"ed at this. Hug your cat for me too!

No. 215979

i love your cat anon, carrying around spinach leaves sounds damned adorable
my cat is very cuddly too and likes being carryed while hugging me
he also just likes to sit snuggled right up on or against me even in the heat of summer. and hes a fluffy boy
he likes when i sing to him too
i have more but i gotta go rn anons

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No. 131699[Reply]

I checked around for a thread like this and didn't see one, so here is an all-purpose employment thread.

Post about your employment status, successes, woes, anxieties, rants, etc.
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No. 214271

Omg ikr?! Especially on lolcow of all sites lmao

I know the feeling! That’s the feeling/thing I was the most terrified of in the past- being so far behind everyone else and being too old by the time I’m finished. People used to tell me this all the time back then but I refused to acknowledge it at the time: a lot of people our age work a few years before they decide what they want to study. You’ll see people who start studying in their late twenties/early thirties and everyone sees it as completely normal, if not average. My siblings are proof of that haha. (Hell, my current classmate is in his sixties finishing off his high school classes. He’s really cool and has had an awesome life.) You’ll be surprised how many will be the same age/in the same situation as you once you hit uni!

Oh my god I’m so sorry. I had no idea you guys had it like that. Have you absolutely no kind of safety net or insurance or anything? Don’t you get money from the state when you study or anything? Is there no way to get around that cost?

I’m from Sweden! Your next door neighbor haha. I study at Komvux which is free and we get money from the state so we can make ends meet and pay for books and stuff.
I thought we all had the same system within Scandinavia and I’m so sorry you guys have it like that. Sounds like some ‘murican capitalist haven shit. Send the system a giant 18K gold middle finger once you’re rich and successful fam.

If you wanna talk more about school or whatever else outside of this thread I posted in the /g/ Friend Finder a few days ago (the only Swede lol). Feel free too hmu if you like!

Again, best of luck my Sexy Scandinavian™ friend.

No. 214284

Norwegian privatist here too, I mean, I thought we had other options? Voksenopplæring etc? I just went with this route for the conveniece lol, although it is pretty damn expensive. We should have had the option of "nationala prov" or whatever, like the swedes. One test, bam, high scool done!

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Sounds like how it is here.

No. 214298

Aww, I'm gonna send you a message!

I wish we didn't have such a weird system here in Norway. Sweden has a better system, in my opinion. Norway has a relatively low high school graduation rate actually, it's worse the further north you go. I wish we had something like komvux here too.

It costs around 1000 NOK for one exam in a subject you haven't taken before and around 2000 NOK for a subject you already have a grade in.

I have no right to any high school level teaching anymore. I have to pay to go to an private school for that.

I have no way around it, I have to pay. I can take up loans, but of course I'll have to pay it all back. I get no financing or scholarships.

Voksenopplæring is only for people who hold no high school diploma. If you do have an high school diploma, you can sign up if they have any places left to attend classes but you still have to pay a big sum just to attend. So even if I went for voksenopplæring instead of privatist, I still have to pay the exam fee AND the fee for attending classes. Voksenopplæring is reserved for people who are 25+ anyways.

Do you go to any schools? Like Akademiet, Bjørknes or Sonans? I'm signing up for sonans.
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No. 215878

I have today off. I opened on v little sleep yesterday. I didn't sleep in today. I'm about to fall asleep for a nap and my phone starts ringing. It's my work. I don't answer. They leave me a silent voicemail. Then my coworker calls. I don't answer.

I'm not coming in on my day off, to cover a shift for someone who gets 3 days off and had yesterday off. I'm sorry. I'm just fucking not. Especially because NO ONE covers my shifts, even when I did cover everyone else's.

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