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Thu Aug 27

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TMFBoing replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 15:07

Re: Wilkinson Sword FX Diamond

If you believe all the hype it will cost you .. you can do perfectly good cut throat much cheaper than the numbers you're quoting

It's all personal experience, but you're right - and I will admit that I tend to get a bit obsessive at [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 15:00

Re: Wilkinson Sword FX Diamond

IME it's the rinsing that takes the time, not the actual shaving. With a modern cartridge I can do half a dozen or more strips before needing to rinse, whereas a double-edge needs turned or rinsed after every stroke.

Hmm, interesting. [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 13:54

Re: Wilkinson Sword FX Diamond

But it's a huge palaver to shave. A cartridge multi-blade does it in a fraction of the time.

A double-edge shave takes me no longer than a cartridge shave - you still have to pull the blade over the same area of skin at about the same [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 13:26

Re: Wilkinson Sword FX Diamond

If you're after the most cost-effective razor blades, the traditional double-edge blades are streets ahead of any of these fancy cartridge things. For example...

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TMFBoing replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:53

Re: Spousal benefits

Hi,

Welcome to The Motley Fool.

You have, however, found your way to the UK site where you're only likely to get answers to UK-specific questions. You can find the US version of the "Ask A Foolish Question" board [more]

Fri Aug 21

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 10:50

Re: Why apologise?

Folks,

This board is intended for factual questions that stand a chance of having straightforward factual answers, and there really isn't a straightforward factual answer to this question. The thread has really just become one of speculation [more]

Wed Aug 19

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TMFBoing replied to the Pensions - Practical Problems board. 11:04

Re: Ignorant in exile

I'm posting this on behalf of Oncewass, who can't post it due to a technical issue with our software...

However I read that will be taxed in the UK before remitted to me, probably at 25%. Have I read that right? If it is reclaimable [more]

Wed Aug 12

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TMFBoing replied to the Oil & Gas - Companies board. 15:54

Re: Telegraph. Saudis may go broke...

As an additional suggestion, if you want to discuss the wider political issues that you think might affect the oil price, we do also have the "Oil & Gas - Markets & Trends" board, at...

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TMFBoing replied to the Oil & Gas - Companies board. 14:10

Re: Telegraph. Saudis may go broke...

Folks,

This board is intended for discussion of investing in Oil & Gas companies. While some degree of wider market (and not company-specific) issues is certainly relevant (for example, the Telegraph article that started this [more]

Mon Aug 10

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TMFBoing replied to the Holiday Ideas & Advice board. 21:42

Re: Holiday ideas for January/February?

I find melatonin helps a lot.

Singha beer does it for me :-)

Alan
Boing!

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TMFBoing replied to the Holiday Ideas & Advice board. 21:09

Re: Holiday ideas for January/February?

Together with 2 12 hour flights

I always fly with a Middle East airline and have a few hours break in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Doha and have a walk around and something to eat at a proper table - I much prefer it that way to a straight [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Holiday Ideas & Advice board. 21:04

Re: Holiday ideas for January/February?

...my hypothesis that there is an inverse correlation between the number of McDonalds in a country and its awesomosity...

That reminds me of something that struck me in Yangon. It was a few days before I realised what was so strange - [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Holiday Ideas & Advice board. 14:03

Re: Holiday ideas for January/February?

Among people who've travelled to lots of SE Asia countries, Cambodia seems to be the favourite place of, mainly it seems for friendliness of people.

Yep, it's a favourite of mine right now, in a large part for that reason - and it's [more]

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

Re: Writing to MP

Unless you are in a massively safe seat, when all they will do is to parrot back the party line, even if it is factually inaccurate.

That's not always the case, by a long way. I'm in a landslide Labour seat, and I've written to my MP [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Holiday Ideas & Advice board. 11:04

Re: Holiday ideas for January/February?

Hi Clariman,

I'm biased (my wife of 30 years is from Thailand and I've spent a lot of time in the region), but the part of SE Asia that is Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma) is unbeatable in my opinion. You'd certainly find a [more]

Sun Aug 9

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TMFBoing replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 14:30

Re: StanChart: licking my wound

Folks,

I've removed a small number of posts which were getting a little too personal. Please try to remember that discussing HYP strategy issues is the topic of this board, and discussing other posters (and getting sidelined by "you [more]

Fri Aug 7

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TMFBoing replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 11:51

Re: Investigation into Quindell

Hi JakNife,

Have you read the accounts? They very politely highlight transactions that took place exactly like this.

I have, yes - I'm just being careful in my words.

Foolish best,
Alan

Thu Aug 6

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TMFBoing replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 13:40

Re: Investigation into Quindell

The "associate" profits either by keeping a portion of the cash from selling the shares, or just takes a cash backhander.

Or alternatively, the parent company buys up an associate's company that's worth, say, £10m for [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 13:32

Re: Investigation into Quindell

What gain is there for the company colluding with QPP in this example ?

If they sell shares then they presumably need that money as a balance for the equity they gave in their own company so why give it ALL back to QPP for nothing and
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Thu Jul 30

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TMFBoing replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 09:53

Re: Please enter a URL

Why don't you try the Tor browser and you will have some privacy as well. I think Chrome is a product of Google, isn't it? Tor is better and offers more privacy. In fact Tor is probably best browser in the world. If you check out the Tor browser, [more]

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