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TMFBoing replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 12:06

Re: What's my name?

Someone I know had a similar problem. She needed to provide birth cert and other ID for some reason (I can't remember which) but discovered that she'd been mistaken about her registered birth name and had been using the "wrong" name that [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 09:57

Re: How do holy places make you feel?

Folks,

After I saw this thread was descending into the usual arguments that are almost inevitable on this board, I removed a number of posts.

If you want to restart the arguments about prayer, omniscience, free will etc again, [more]

Sun Jul 20

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TMFBoing replied to the Civil Discussion Forum board. 18:34

Re: You can always tell...

Hi Snorvey,

Looking back on your deleted posts, I see only three removed in July.

In one, you were using phrases like "sweet f-all", "bloody Irish", "boghoppers" and "kick in the [more]

Sat Jul 19

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TMFBoing replied to the Genealogy board. 17:43

Re: Scotland and twins

So that leaves me wondering - if I had bought the certificate do the registrars automatically check to see if there are further babies over the page?

I doubt they check for anything - they just extract the page with the specific [more]

Thu Jul 17

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

Re: Pens

PS: When captioning photos, I'd suggest using the person's full name and date of birth (and birth/married names if different), so that future people can be sure who they are - I've found old family photos with captions like "Granddad's [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 16:28

Re: Pens

Using an album sounds like a good idea, but if they're photos that you hope will be valuable to future generations, you're running the risk that the photos might be removed in the future.

In my family, people have often swapped photos from [more]

Tue Jul 15

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 14:25

Re: Oh no. Not the "perfectly tuned" a

hence also why I suggested that Hume's point doesn't apply either (regardless of whether or not we think what Hume said was in itself correct))

Well, everything else he said made sense, so why not his opinion on [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 14:10

Re: Oh no. Not the "perfectly tuned" a

The sun has never not risen yet and we didn't put any white balls in.

I rarely post here, but I must comment on the non-equivalence of that comparison.

If we base our opinion that the sun will rise tomorrow on the observation [more]

Mon Jul 14

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TMFBoing replied to the Centrica plc board. 12:30

Re: Starting to get cheap?

Folks,

While there is certainly a political aspect to investing in energy suppliers like Centrica, can we please keep it as objective as possible and keep our personal political opinions out of it?

For example, any comment that [more]

Sat Jul 5

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TMFBoing replied to the Christian Fools board. 18:29

Re: Oh Shenandoah....

It is July 4th after all.

No it isn't ;-)

(But Happy Birthday USA anyway!)

Best,
Alan

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TMFBoing replied to the Oil & Gas - Companies board. 12:22

Re: Poll: Hurricane valuation basis

Folks,

We did remove a post recently, and the poster has been told of the reason.

Further discussion of moderation is off-topic for this board, so please use the Civil Discussion Forum if you wish to discuss our [more]

Thu Jul 3

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 14:11

Re: After we've left the EU...

Yes. The key point is you pay vat ONCE. In the location of the retailer.

Gotcha, yes.

Alan

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 13:24

Re: After we've left the EU...

Currently EU rules mean no local vat on cross-border sales

I'm not sure what you mean by that - do you mean no *extra* VAT payable in addition to the VAT paid in the originating country?

Best,
Alan

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 11:50

Re: The last person to die

Good point; perhaps I should say, "The last person to die of natural causes"!

It just strikes me as rather scary that the elimination of all natural causes of death would greatly increase our chances of eventually dying in [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 11:40

Re: After we've left the EU...

This article in the Independent seems to cover some of the key areas - mostly factual, and where it does venture into opinions it does a bit to explain the possibilities...

[more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 11:28

Re: After we've left the EU...

Folks, this is clearly meant to be a factual question asking for actual (legal etc) changes, and not for political opinion or LOST-style discussion - I've already removed some of that.

I realise it's a bit of a nebulous topic, but please try [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 10:15

Re: The last person to die

That would be heat death (of the universe).

Or drowning in the bath (29 cases in 2010 in England and Wales), whichever comes first.

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 09:43

Re: The last person to die

Assuming that mortality is feasible, someone is going to be famous for the rest of humanity, for being the last person to die!

Assuming the immortality would also involve the curing of all diseases (known and unknown), and would [more]

Tue Jul 1

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 20:11

Re: The Pale Blue Dot

But I have had many discussions with you

Yeah, fair point - but I generally think I've arrived at the point where I understand your arguments as well as I can (and those of others here), and as my desire these days is only to try to [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Religious & Philosophical Topics board. 18:01

Re: The Pale Blue Dot

I rarely get into discussion here (and I think for good reason), but a couple of thoughts...

Religion starts with a basic concept, God created the universe out of love for us

Nope, that might be the core concept of [more]

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