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Sat Feb 28

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TMFBoing replied to the Improve the Fool board. 11:15

Re: Frustratingly slow again

Unlike my comments the first time round, today it's affecting me too.

I'm getting short periods when board responses take a very long time, but interspersed with normal function - like this reply, when one Preview took about 2 [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Improve the Fool board. 10:37

Re: Undo button

Hi Folks,

Checking here with a desktop Mac and an iPad, I get the confirmation dialog from the My Fool page but not from the Favourites & Replies page - and it's the same on both devices.

Hopefully we can get it [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 09:50

Re: Lloyds - Back to Black

I am going to report this post myself immediately after posting it, in order to ask the moderators to tell us what board they feel would be best for such discussion.

If there are things about Lloyds you'd like to discuss but which are [more]

Fri Feb 27

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TMFBoing replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 10:26

Re: Online motoring offences plea service

On reflection, perhaps the subject is better-suited to the 'Legal Issues - General' board:
http://boards.fool.co.uk/legal-issues-general-51854.aspx


Yes indeed, [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 10:22

Re: Lloyds - Back to Black

Folks,

The argument that just erupted here was very disruptive, and people who took part in it really should know better by now. I have a few things to say...

1) If you don't know why someone mentioned a share here on the HYP [more]

Thu Feb 26

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TMFBoing replied to the Football Fools board. 13:46

Re: For the avoidance of doubt

Folks,

Please consider this thread closed now, and if you wish to discuss the subject further please take it to CDF.

Also, the subject itself is now Closed for discussion on this board.

Foolish [more]

Tue Feb 24

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TMFBoing replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 19:26

Re: Winnifrith on QPP

FWIW, it won't be "released".

Having worked in a similar department it is highly likely that it will only be seen by the banks, Quindell management and any other potential financiers. Even the auditors will have to
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TMFBoing replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 11:23

Re: Winnifrith on QPP

Anyone fancy a sweepstake on when the PwC report will be released? I'll go for Friday, after the market closes ;-)

Alan
Boing!

Sun Feb 22

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 21:31

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

But I thought light was supposed to have no mass so how come it is affected by gravity?

Gravity's effect is on spacetime itself. Gravity acts by distorting spacetime, and light then travels through the distorted [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 19:03

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

That first link gives intermittent 403 errors - but it works for me if I retry.

And yes, interpreting the images isn't easy - if it was, there'd be no need for astrophysicists ;-)

Best,
Alan

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TMFBoing replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 14:13

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

Oh, and I couldn't resist sharing one more high-res image...

http://universe-beauty.com/albums/space/Galaxies-Gravitation...

It shows multiple [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 14:04

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

Great picture, is the circle of light the hidden star ? if so the diameter of the circle seems very large relative to the visible star does that have anything to do with the distance behind the first star at which light from the second star is [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 13:37

Re: How would you do things?

Hi Adam,

In case you don't know, there's a dedicated members-only Share Advisor community, which you can find at...

[more]

Sat Feb 21

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TMFBoing replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 12:53

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

I tend to think of it as straight lines in spacetime being distorted by gravity - within spacetime they're straight, but it's spacetime itself that's bent and not the lines.

So something following a straight line trajectory in space in its [more]

Mon Feb 16

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TMFBoing replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 10:10

Re: Best time to sell

Hi SmudgeButt,

If you need any information about Motley Fool Sharedealing, please ask over at...
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TMFBoing replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 10:01

Re: HSBC

Folks,

This isn't really the board to be discussing tax avoidance issues, so can we keep it on topic please.

Foolish best,
Alan
TMFBoing

Fri Feb 13

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TMFBoing replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 19:46

Re: where are we going?

Or take their children with them, as some drivers seem determined to do

There is that ;-)

Alan
Boing!

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TMFBoing replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 17:11

Re: where are we going?

Things which tend to weed out the terminally stupid, thereby improving the race.

Only if they weed themselves out before they reproduce.

Alan
Boing!

Wed Feb 11

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TMFBoing replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 11:22

Re: practical question

Folks,

This thread is getting seriously off topic.

Can we please now consider it Closed.

Foolish best,
Alan
TMFBoing

Tue Feb 10

NL

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TMFBoing replied to the Jokers Corner board. 10:50

Re: Third World Space Prog

And here's a few more of the same, with varying degrees of success...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJDtvTT7_fQ

Alan
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