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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]

Thu Mar 19

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 18:16

Re: Job interview question

I suspect that merely using the word Eskimo is probably racist or at least not politically correct. They are referred to as innuits or at least native peoples as far as I know.

Those are actually terms referring to two different [more]

Tue Mar 17

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TMFBoing replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 18:57

Re: Quindell - Time To Put Up Or Shut Up‏

If Quindell had suggested a price of £640m and S&G had told them where to stick it, the RNS would still be technically accurate.

Alan
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Sat Mar 14

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TMFBoing replied to the Investment Strategies board. 14:44

Re: BofE - financial markets fragility

Folks,

This isn't really an actual investment strategy being discussed here, but more of a macro-economic/financial topic.

"Paulypilot's Pub - Macro Topics" is probably more suited to the subject, so please take the [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 08:34

Re: Clarkson petition

Folks,

The factual question appears to have been answered and tangential discussion of the Clarkson issue is off topic for this board, so please now consider the thread Closed.

Foolish best,
Alan
TMFBoing

Sun Mar 8

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TMFBoing replied to the Investment Strategies board. 22:12

Re: The hills are alive...

Folks,

This thread does not seem to be about investment strategies, which is the purpose of this board.

Please therefore consider it Closed.

Foolish regard,
Alan
TMFBoing

Sat Mar 7

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TMFBoing replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 20:37

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

What does cause the acceleration?

In Newtonian terms, gravity as a force expressed by the equation F = ma (Force = mass x acceleration)

In Relativistic terms, the curvature of spacetime by mass.

The difference [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 19:45

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

Newton presented gravity as a force the strength of which is proportional to the mass and the proximity of the objects involved. Cox's demonstration showed that is plainly false, objects of very different masses fall to Earth at exactly the same [more]

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TMFBoing replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 19:38

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

Not relevant to us when we compare the age of our heads to our feet but totally relevant when we drop a pint glass or fall from a cliff face

Not really, no - time dilation is so tiny at everyday speeds that it is utterly insignificant [more]

Thu Mar 5

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TMFBoing replied to the Improve the Fool board. 05:24

Re: Undo button

I made the change on My Fool but was unaware that there was another 'Mark All Read' link on 'Favourites & Replies'.

Ah, the benefits of good modular software design ;-)

Great to have you with us and working on this stuff [more]

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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