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Fri Apr 17

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 12:50

Re: Standard Guage

but this seems such a precise measurement which leads one to think there may have been a specific reason why it was chosen.

I don't think the latter is implied by the former - even if it had been chosen randomly, it would still need [more]

Sun Apr 12

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TMFBoing replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 11:37

Re: Housebuilders?

Where did you get the forecast yields from?

I've been following the pure housebuilders, and this is what the companies themselves have said...

Persimmon 2014 results: "The Company plans to return 95p of surplus [more]

Fri Apr 10

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TMFBoing replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 16:46

Re: Bear with me

I actually find it quite insulting to say that the many thousands of people that give up their spare time to help charities are only doing so in order to make themselves happy and that it is a selfish act.

It also raises the [more]

Thu Apr 9

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TMFBoing replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 10:56

Re: Bear with me

I'm no saint either - when I'm on a train with plenty of vacant seats I have been known to plonk a bag next to me, so as to give myself a bit of elbow room. (I am rather broad in the shoulders, not that that's where my elbows are. ;-}) But no [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 10:19

Re: DAK who wants my old hifi separates?

I have to say I'd be tempted to try to get that nice old amp working again if I was in the area -- though I only play MP3 these days, I route it via a Logitech Squeezebox to my good old amp and speakers.

Anyway, to address the question of [more]

Wed Apr 8

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TMFBoing replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 20:05

Re: Norovirus

At the request of the Snug's landlord, please now consider the thread Closed.

Foolish best,
Alan
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TMFBoing replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 15:41

Re: Norovirus

The chair was occupied by our things and for all the old lady knew could have been reserved for another person.

That's why she asked, using a question that is generally considered to be a polite way of enquiring.

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TMFBoing replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 14:02

Re: Norovirus

Had she followed up her "is that chair occupied" with something like 'do you mind if I sit there' then we'd have naturally responded kindly

I don't mean to criticize, but do you genuinely not understand that when people ask [more]

Tue Apr 7

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 15:52

Re: Knowing where your eyes are?

I suspect practise comes into it. You've been sticking a fork in your mouth since you were about 2 years old, and I bet you didn't master it at the first attempt ...

Possibly, but I just tried an experiment without a fork. With my [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 13:31

Re: Knowing where your eyes are?

I get my fork/spoon in my mouth okay and can do this even with my eyes closed. My eyes have been in the same place all my life, why can't I close them and hit the lids with the spray?

Have you tried sticking a fork in your eyes?(*) I [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Investment Strategies board. 09:40

Re: passive dividend income funds

Hi GS,

MunroMan did confirm that the fund provides no payment to TMF

I can confirm that there is no relationship, commercial or otherwise, between The Munro Fund and The Motley Fool.

Foolish [more]

Wed Apr 1

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 17:04

Re: Buying a suit

My dad would always buy M&S suits but that was 30 years ago and I think M&S has gone downhill.

I've always seen M&S menswear as stuffy and old-fashioned, and aimed at old men.

But looking round the store in recent [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 10:29

Re: Quindell - strange RNS alerts

Quick update - they do both appear on Investegate's "All" list of today's announcements...

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TMFBoing posted to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 10:20

Quindell - strange RNS alerts

This morning I've had alerts for the following RNS releases...

www.investegate.co.uk/aim/qpp/suspension---quindell-plc/2015...
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Fri Mar 27

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TMFBoing replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 14:26

Re: Quindell - Time To Put Up Or Shut Up‏

Are we expecting publication of 2014 results next week or do we foresee this being delayed pending the PWC Report etc?

Rumour has it that instead of RNS, this year they're going to be released on the Disney [more]

Thu Mar 26

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TMFBoing replied to the Genealogy board. 14:43

Re: Accuracy

I record the source of every piece of information I have, and that enables me to always be sure how confident (or not) I am of it. If I have the certificate, I attach a scan of it. If it's from a website (eg showing transcriptions), I record the URL [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Medical Matters - Conventional board. 13:58

Re: Transient blindness

Do not spend your time asking people on the Internet, but get off and see a doctor immediately (A&E if necessary).

There's no way anyone here can possibly diagnose you, and it could be very serious - the possibility of a stroke or some [more]

Wed Mar 25

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 11:31

Re: When did the NHS begin offering free interpreter

Folks,

There have been a couple more responses offering some factual thoughts (though it was never really a factual DAK topic to start with), but also more that we have had to remove.

Please, the thread really is now Closed, [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 08:32

Re: When did the NHS begin offering free interpreter

Folks,

Right from the start, this thread was never likely to stick very close to the "factual answers to factual questions" nature of this board (especially not with the opening post containing comments like "Surely we [more]

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