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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 10:20

Re: Missing Icons

Hi Stompa

Thanks for letting us know - I've reported it to the techies.

Rgds

Tarantula

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TMFTarantula replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 09:41

Re: Fool mobile

My normal entry to TMF is via my.fool.co.uk. What I want is the mobile
site equivalent of that.


There's m.fool.co.uk, which is a stripped-down listing of articles.

And the main site — ie. [more]

Wed Aug 26

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 09:43

Re: First MOT at 3 years

My car is due its first MOT next month. I've not had to submit for a first MOT with any of my previous cars. Is there anything that I need to do differently as there is not an old MOT "certificate" to continue on from ? [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 09:41

Re: Wireless mouse

I have been given a wireless mouse for my desktop PC. I would prefer to plug the receiver in one of the usb ports at the back of my tower. But when I do this the mouse will work for a few minutes and then go on strike. Have I got a faulty wireless [more]

Mon Aug 24

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TMFTarantula replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 18:49

Re: Non-locality and quantum entanglement

DAK if any progress – for or against this idea – has been made since the early 1970s when experimental evidence confirmed the spooky ‘action at a distance’ prediction of quantum entanglement?

Tangential, but [more]

Sat Aug 15

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TMFTarantula replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 19:32

Re: Plane Porn

... the most "beautiful" fighter plane (or bomber)?


The Sukhoi SU-15 Flagon isn't a bad looking plane:

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Thu Aug 13

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TMFTarantula replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 19:25

Re: Police - damage

It struck me, as landlord, would I be able to invoice the police for damage to my property if they had succeeded in breaking down the door?

According to a House of Commons briefing paper, PACE Code B, the Code of Practice for Searches [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Champion Shares PRO boards. 19:14

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TMFTarantula posted to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 16:41

Not Even Close: The State of Computer Security

A hoot of a talk by James Mickens*.

"In this bleak, relentlessly morbid talk, James Mickens will describe why making computers secure is an intrinsically impossible task. He will explain why no programming language makes it easy to [more]

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TMFTarantula posted to the Football Fools board. 13:46

Name that team

"They have dominated their national football league, winning 17 times in the past 50 years, far more than any rival. Indeed, only 10 other teams have managed to win the league at all since 1965. Can you guess the club?"

Answer in [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Pedants' Corner board. 11:39

Re: Here Here or Hear Hear

Hi Alan

To vet (originally a horse-racing term, referring to the requirement that a horse be checked for health and soundness by a veterinarian).

I would take issue with your evident belief that its past tense is
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Wed Aug 12

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TMFTarantula replied to the Pedants' Corner board. 17:56

Re: Here Here or Hear Hear

Well, it seems to be common parlance on these boards, stemming from the abbreviated form, "have a rec!". I thought about it before I posted, then I thought, "I'm not going to say "recommended" - much too formal." So I [more]

Tue Aug 11

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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 16:10

Re: Top Recommend Fools broken?

Hi all

I'm told that the calculations on the "Top Recommended Fools" page should now be correct again.

Foolish regards

Tarantula.

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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 11:08

Re: iOS App for Accessing Boards?

Hi there

Apologies if my search skills aren't good enough, but I cannot seem to find a way of accessing the boards through an app (i.e. not using a browser). The RSS feed only gives news articles.

Can anyone suggest a means to do
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Mon Aug 10

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TMFTarantula replied to the Pedants' Corner board. 16:02

Re: Here Here or Hear Hear

> Only amongst pedants who don't understand that splitting an infinitive isn't wrong. Even the sainted Fowler brothers didn't think it was wrong and that was over 100 years ago.

1926 - 89 years ago.



H. W. Fowler and [more]

Sat Aug 8

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TMFTarantula replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 18:06

Re: Computer languages

> My daughter is nearly nine and I would like her to dabble with learning to programme.
> What would be best for her to start off with?

BASIC - Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code


Depending on whether [more]

Fri Aug 7

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TMFTarantula replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 11:39

Re: 'Unhealthy Fixation' Are GMOs safe? Yes.

The following, from "Nature", may help, albeit only in the sense of explaining that it's far from clear if glyphosate actually causes cancer in humans:

"What evidence is there for a link between glyphosate and [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 11:29

Re: Flight MH370

My point, clearly a bit obtuse, is that it's believed to be a part from a Boeing plane & if anyone knows whether this is true & which plane it came from, it's Boeing.

I'm sure Boeing will be involved.

The French BEA [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 10:51

Re: Flight MH370

I'm sure there's a very plausible explanation for the flaperon being sent to Toulouse, the home of Airbus, rather than Seattle.

It's because the flaperon was found on the island of Réunion, which is French territory, and the BEA [more]

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