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Alan Oscroft

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Wed Jun 24

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 15:51

Re: Don't be shy

Folks,

This really does seem to be a discussion of strategy rather than practical buy and sell decisions, and as such it is off topic and more suited to the High Yield - Share Strategies board at...

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Wed Jun 17

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 11:39

Re: Insult an indian?

Folks,

This really wasn't a factual question with a likely factual answer, and it's really not suitable for the "Does Anybody Know?" board.

Please consider the thread Closed.

Foolish [more]

Tue Jun 16

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Cars & Driving board. 10:48

Re: A9 Average Speed Cameras

Hi Folks,

This seems to be getting way off the topic of the A9 speed cameras, so can we please try to keep it on topic and take general discussion to a new thread?

Foolish best,
Alan
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Sun Jun 7

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Improve the Fool board. 12:34

Re: Ooops errors today ?

Hi Folks,

Both Jon and I tried to reproduce these problems using different OS/browser combinations but couldn't, though we were trying at a time after others have said the problems ceased.

Suspicion is that it was most likely a [more]

Fri Jun 5

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 14:07

Re: Care of Doc Marten's 'oiled' leather boots

I did think 'dubbin' - the few snippets of care advice I've found seem to recommend a wax based product

"It consists of natural wax, oil and tallow."
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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 13:57

Re: Care of Doc Marten's 'oiled' leather boots

I think I'd go for mink oil or dubbin for that kind of leather - both available cheaply on eBay.

Alan
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Thu Jun 4

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 18:58

Re: P & O Cruise tipping

Folks,

The factual question appears to have been answered, and the thread is veering off into a discussion of the ethics of tipping - which is off-topic for this board.

Can we please, therefore, now consider the thread [more]

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 18:40

Re: Butter/margarine

On their website they call it margarine, though they are clearly trying to avoid using the word!

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Wed Jun 3

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 18:19

Re: Butter/margarine

My Mum uses Anchor Spreadable, which says on the pack that it's "a blend of Anchor butter and vegetable oil".

It lists as ingredients...

"Anchor butter (54%) (Milk), Rapeseed Oil (33%), Water, Salt (1.1%), Colour: [more]

Mon Jun 1

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 18:33

Re: Queen Victoria vent pipe

In what way disrespectful?

Serious question, as I can't see anything wrong with it, in that respect.


"Is that a sceptre in your right hand, or are you just pleased to see me?"

Best,
Alan
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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 17:06

Re: Uses for a tablet without Internet?

* Camera/photo library

You'd really need a computer to back them up, but no internet required.

* Music player

Download music at the library, or rip CDs on a home computer if you have one.

* eBook [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 16:34

Re: Queen Victoria vent pipe

"Stink pipes" or "Soil vent pipes" have a specific function to prevent syphonic action in the sewer system sucking the water out of "U" bends, and leaving an open passage for sewer gasses to enter homes. It is not for [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 15:58

Re: Queen Victoria vent pipe

It actually sounds extremely unlikely to me, for a number of reasons...

* Why would they need such a vent pipe? The amount of ventilation that would happen via the steps and the human-sized door would surely greatly exceed that through a [more]

Mon May 25

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 17:46

Re: Why would you want to leave the EU

Folks,

This board is intended for straightforward factual questions with straightforward factual answers, not for political discussion.

If you wish to continue the discussion, the best place for it is probably Land Of Serious Topics [more]

Tue May 19

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 12:56

Re: Minor speeding infringement: Horrendeous penalty

Folks,

This discussion seems to be veering away from the purpose of this board, which is to provide practical help with legal issues.

Please bear that in mind if you wish to post further, and please keep any further replies [more]

Mon May 18

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 11:52

Re: Music storage

I could use itunes but I have about 8Gb of selected favourites on itunes and would be loathe to put them all on there due to issues with synching onto ipod devices of only 8gb capacity

Rip a CD using iTunes, move the MP3 files to [more]

Sun May 17

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 19:10

Re: Brexit possibility rendered negligible

We are not the pedigree breeds of say Japan

Neither are the Japanese.

Best,
Alan

Sun May 3

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 10:14

Re: Keeping the unworthy under control

Folks,

There was very little hope of a factual response to a factual question here, and it was always going to be a matter of conjecture - and the response has been pretty much as expected.

If you wish to discuss this topic, please [more]

Mon Apr 27

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 11:37

Re: Barry Beavis parking charges challenge dismissed

Hi Folks,

This thread seems to have drifted away from the original topic, and any practical aspects of it seem to have been pretty much exhausted.

So can we bring it to a halt now and consider it Closed.

Foolish [more]

Fri Apr 17

NL

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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]

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