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

Re: Have I got this wrong?

"... This was equivalent to an apparent superluminal motion of over 4 times the speed of light. ..."


"In astronomy, superluminal motion is the apparently faster-than-light motion seen in some radio galaxies, BL Lac [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 12:23

Re: Two Gmail Accounts

The club account gets very little traffic, so logging into it regularly is not helpful. It would be useful to get notifications, along with those for my personal account.

You could set up forwarding in the club account, to forward [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 23:27

Re: Codes that changed the world (slightly o/t)

Of course Cobol would not be the language you'd use for running a web site or editing video or doing a million other things, but for automating business/administrative systems and procedures it really was pretty damn good.

Definitely, [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 23:25

Re: Codes that changed the world (slightly o/t)

And pottager may well have written a concise and impenetrable calendar program, but ALGOL68 didn't lend itself to that, unlike APL (where programs looked like Whitehead & Russell's Principia Mathematica - only more cryptic).

Puts [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Wildlife board. 11:59

Re: Ducklings, how many typically

Typical number ? I was down the river earlier this week and saw a duck with 13 (!!) in a flotilla behind her. Never seen that many before.

Pretty normal, according to the RSPB:

"The normal clutch is about 12 eggs, laid [more]

Thu Apr 23

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TMFTarantula replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 14:22

Re: Looking to Buy! Your Candidates Please!

Just to explain and clarify:

Are you allowed to publish TMF replies (out of context) on your blog, did TMF give you permission?

As it says in our terms & conditions — [more]

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

Re: Irish Pronunciation

Does anyone know how I pronounce 'Eoghan O' Lionaird' ?

Owen O'Linard (roughly).

See:

"AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Eoghan and read along with the meaning)

"Play Audio [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Recipes & Cooking board. 10:46

Re: Kimchi

No Korean supermarkets in Ireland, sadly

"Why kimchi is Irish comfort food"

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Wed Apr 22

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TMFTarantula replied to the Motley Fool Share Dealing board. 12:18

Re: Transaction history

Hi erki233

I forgot to take a copy of my share transaction history prior to the MFSD moving from Halifax to interactive. Can you still get hold of a copy of the transaction history from Halifax or is this now lost?

For your [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Recipes & Cooking board. 11:03

Re: Rare, cold roast beef

I would google “buffet how much beef per person” or similar. I found suggestions of 12lbs 5.4 Kg in UK measures

That seems a slightly excessive amount per person.


But more seriously, of the 40 people some won't want [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 09:48

Re: Courtsiding?

What I don't understand though is where is the edge? Surely watching the game live on TV would give the same information?

"Live TV" isn't really live -- now we're in the digital age there's a delay in processing the signal. [more]

Tue Apr 21

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TMFTarantula replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 21:04

Re: ISAs, SIPPs and IPOs

Hi Mr Cake

If an IPO is open to Joe Public, is it possible to buy IPO shares using cash in an ISA or SIPP?

Possibly. As it says on the HL site:

"Can I apply through a NISA, SIPP or Junior ISA?

"In [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 13:47

Re: Travel advice please

We need advice as to how to get to London, avoiding rush hour etc.

Travel after the morning rush hour ends and before the evening rush hour begins"

Trains go from Portsmouth Harbour station to Waterloo [more]

Mon Apr 20

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TMFTarantula replied to the Wildlife board. 11:49

Re: Peregrine eggs

How long does it take for peregrine eggs to hatch?

The incubation period is 29–32 days according to these sites:

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Sat Apr 18

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TMFTarantula replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 00:08

Re: URGENT ADVICE PLEASE!

Whether the illustration was true or otherwise, it adequately illustrates the point.

The first part of that sentence undermines the second.

(ie, making something up for the sake of a point doesn't make it [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 23:59

Re: URGENT ADVICE PLEASE!

The OP described it as a fable, which means it's untrue. Also, the wording in the post is identical to that used in Snopes...

And so the point of it was?

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TMFTarantula replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 23:53

Re: URGENT ADVICE PLEASE!

Reminds me of this fable:

Nikola Tesla visited Henry Ford at his factory...


It'd be even better if it were true

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Fri Apr 17

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TMFTarantula posted to the Music - 'Classical' board. 14:05

Private Passions

Private Passions — the Radio 3 programme hosted by the composer Michael Berkeley (son of Lennox), in which guests from all walks of life discuss their musical loves and hates, and talk about the influence music has had on their lives — is 20 this [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 12:43

Re: Standard Guage

Looked up on Wiki and they don't seem to know.

That's pretty much because no-one actually knows.

Are there any Are there any railway enthusiasts out there who can explain, or try to explain where 4ft 8.5 ins came from as [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 11:59

Re: Saving routes on Google Maps

can anyone recommend an android phone app that can track progress along a route ? Can the two requirements I hvae be linked up ?

Endomondo is very good — www.endomondo.com

It will track [more]

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