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TMFTarantula posted to the ZZZTest (internal testing) board. 14:39

Tag problem?

This is what I entered:

"Are italic tags <I>causing</i> any <i>weird</i> problems?"

Does it appear correctly now:

Are italic tags causing any weird problems?

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TMFTarantula replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 12:55

Re: x-post - deleting mail whilst away on hols

can you set a filter to 'file' it in your trash folder.

Unfortunately he can't, no - see [more]

Wed Dec 17

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 17:01

Re: Rotel RA 01 amp

Anybody got any thoughts on what to buy?

Pro-ject make some very good value turntables.

http://www.project-audio.com/main.php?info=turntables

I got [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 16:53

Re: Auto-delete mail from one sender (Outlook)

I tried advanced rules and it says the delete option is client only which means Outlook has to be running for it to work (and i'll be offline for a fortnight)

Ah, sorry - I'd forgotten about the client-side-only aspect of some rule [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 16:38

Re: Rotel RA 01 amp

Are Dual still in business?

Sort of. It now exists as a brand name, rather than a specific company.

"Dual went bankrupt in 1982, and was sold to French electronic manufacturer Thomson SA. In 1988, Thomson sold Dual to [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 16:29

Re: Auto-delete mail from one sender (Outlook)

Is there any way I can set a rule to auto-delete emails from a specific sender?

Create a rule like this — postimg.org/image/fp2ahbpbp/

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TMFTarantula posted to the Books board. 11:14

"Non-fiction books everyone should read"

"What are the must-read classics of non-fiction? We’ve scraped, collated and summarised a selection of “all-time” book polls, prize-winners and readers’ picks to assemble a visual consensus."

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Mon Dec 15

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TMFTarantula posted to the Share Advisor boards. 16:33

Fri Dec 12

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 12:15

Re: Used stamps by charities. Why?

What do people do with them? Is the eventual destination wholly, and only, stamp collectors?

I would expect so, yes. Hard to imagine who else would want used stamps :-)

Stamp dealers have the expertise to winnow out the dross [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 11:42

Re: Copy & Paste more than 1 item

Is there a variant on Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V that will cut and paste 2, or more, pieces of information from one screen to another ?

You need a clipboard utility:

"The default Windows clipboard has two very obvious limitations: [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 11:21

Re: Used stamps by charities. Why?

My wife saves used stamps from envelopes and then gives them to a charity, eg Save the Children.

My question is, what use are they?


They sell them in bulk to stamp dealers.

"Stamps are sorted by volunteers. They [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 10:37

Re: Thought for the day

As of midday today you can get a 5% yield from a UK index fund.

10 yr gilts yield 1.9%.

Based on historical relationships one of those prices looks wrong; but which?



"This week the yield on 30-year gilts, [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Reality TV board. 09:39

Re: What's the point?

If someone demonstrates amazing business acumen and ability, and a flair for making money... they'd be busy doing that already and not appearing on The Apprenctice.

:-)

Thu Dec 11

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TMFTarantula replied to the Books board. 15:52

Re: The 10 best adventure novels from 1965

I also enjoyed the scifi aspects but I'd spent the previous years working my way through all of Heinlein, Clark etc.

I just read Philip K Dick's "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch", which was also published in [more]

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TMFTarantula posted to the Reality TV board. 15:31

What's the point?

Of the many aspects of The Apprentice of which that question could reasonably be asked, the one that occurs to me from last night's firings is:

What's the point of letting someone go through 10 weeks of asinine antics, only to fire them [more]

Wed Dec 10

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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 18:05

Re: New style editorial pages

Hi Bree

Generally the new look is cleaner and (presumably) more phone-friendly

No idea. Mine just makes phone calls :-) But, yes, I expect so.


There's a couple of bits you missed though.

Thanks [more]

Mon Dec 8

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TMFTarantula posted to the Films board. 17:43

An immigration lawyer reviews Paddington

Reviewing films isn’t exactly a skill of mine. The acting seemed good and all that.

As immigration lawyer, I am more interested in Paddington as client.

He is an illegal entrant and as such commits a criminal offence under section [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Pedants' Corner board. 12:38

Re: Fit

Please can someone let me know the past tense of the verb 'to fit'. I always thought it was 'fitted', but I see the use of 'fit' more and more.

It depends where you live and/or where you learned English and/or how amenable/susceptible [more]

Fri Dec 5

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TMFTarantula posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 09:19

Cheap phone case

"Turn a balloon into a phone case in seconds"

boingboing.net/2014/12/04/turn-a-balloon-into-a-phone-ca.htm...

Thu Dec 4

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TMFTarantula posted to the Books board. 13:41

The 10 best adventure novels from 1965

The list includes Susan Cooper's "Over Sea, Under Stone", Michael Moorcock’s "Stormbringer" and Agatha Christie's "At Betram's Hotel", all of which are excellent, albeit in very different ways.

On the downside, [more]

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