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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 16:35

Re: how wrong can voting go before it gets re-do

At the 2010 election many prospective voters in university towns were turned away having queued outside the polling station.It seems that students keen to vote Lib dem on the strength of their promise to scrap student fees had failed to realise [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Books board. 14:54

Re: Kindle Oasis - anyone?

As a longtime (2012) owner of the 'basic' Kindle which has performed sterling service, and it much loved by me, I am being tempted by the Kindle Oasis. Of course my conscience will not allow me to upgrade until my current signs off, but I am [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 13:11

Re: Scam email?

Gengulphus

> Well, to be fair, we do -- it's the email address that was given in the "Your request to reset your password" email that you received.
> Ok, it says "membersupport@" rather than, say,
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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 09:45

Re: Scam email?

Hi Michael

I tried to report this because many large companies try to track phishing campaigns in case they originate from a data breach. I was very surprised that Fool don't have any way of reporting or alerting about this type of [more]

Tue May 3

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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 20:36

Re: Scam email?

Hi Bree

The link pointed to a website at https://bi-ret.motleyfool.com

A Whois lookup on motleyfool.com shows it is anonymously
[more]

Fri Apr 29

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TMFTarantula replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 12:46

Re: Line of Duty

Brilliant, compelling drama from beginning to breathtaking end...but what can possibly replace it?

Something called "Line of Duty", it seems...

"Line of Duty series four begins filming in [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 10:13

Re: James Halstead JHD

Hi all

We've re-opened the James Halstead plc board, at

http://boards.fool.co.uk/james-halstead-plc-jhd-50459.aspx

(It was closed over 15 years [more]

Thu Apr 28

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TMFTarantula replied to the Recipes & Cooking board. 13:02

Re: What's the best recipe ever?

This recipe on the BBC suggests it should be sprats not anchovies;
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/janssons_frestelse_24036

"Never make the mistake of
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Wed Apr 27

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 21:29

Re: A glue that actually works-please!

Unfortunately the broken leg in question is - naturally - very thin, but needs to take quite a bit of punishment. So I need a REALLY effective glue that doesn't result in a crumpled leg the moment it is used to kick a ball.

JB Weld [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 21:13

Re: Fool UK vs Fool US

I see no sign of an actual Fool UK editorial viewpoint.

That's because we intentionally don't have one:

"The Motley Fool does not dictate what its staff or freelance writers say about a company. In fact, their opinions [more]

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TMFTarantula posted to the Improve the Fool board. 16:30

Security enhancement

Hi all

As you may be aware from the log in page, we're currently doing a "security enhancement" on the Fool websites.

Security was initially enhanced by not letting anyone log in at all, but everything should be back to [more]

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TMFTarantula posted to the Curiosity Corner board. 09:18

How to identify any language at a glance

Well, any language written in the Latin alphabet, anyway.

"... often all it takes is a little character. One or two little characters, to be precise. Many languages written using the Latin alphabet have characters or combinations of [more]

Mon Apr 25

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TMFTarantula posted to the Curiosity Corner board. 19:38

Postcards from Google Earth

Clement Valla:

"I collect Google Earth images. I discovered strange moments where the illusion of a seamless representation of the Earth’s surface seems to break down. At first, I thought they were glitches, or errors in the [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 09:39

Re: Prince

Is that because he was a Jehova's witness...

Quite probably. The funeral of a Jehovah's Witness should generally take place within a week of death, apparently.

Sun Apr 24

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TMFTarantula posted to the Curiosity Corner board. 13:27

'Before They Pass Away'

"Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent three years visiting more than 35 groups, tribes and people of indigenous cultures all around the world to create his series ‘Before They Pass Away’. His aim was to capture portraits of the disappearing people [more]

Fri Apr 22

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TMFTarantula replied to the Music Music Music board. 16:15

Re: Prince RIP

Who next?

I know all the really talented people are reaching that age...


Sort of.

"Really talented people" have always been reaching "that age" -- it's more that because of TV and ever-increasing [more]

Thu Apr 21

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TMFTarantula replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 09:46

Re: Most stupid lyric

"The sea was very rough,
it made me feel sick.
But I like that kind of stuff,
it beats arithmetic."

'Slow Jam', New Order.

Sun Apr 17

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TMFTarantula replied to the Recipes & Cooking board. 15:36

Re: past it buttermilk

Hi SmudgeButt

I've always thought of buttermilk close to milk that's going/gone off so I'm thinking that there's no reason that I can't use this in baking without much problem. BUT - the baking I need to do won't happen for another 10 [more]

Fri Apr 15

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TMFTarantula replied to the Pedants' Corner board. 18:28

Re: The story of a pedant’s comeuppance

> Two letters? Ten letters? Thirteen letters?

As I said, other lengths are available. The TLA is a much used shorthand in the military where any such abbreviation (or acronym) is always a TLA no matter how many letters there are in
[more]

Mon Apr 11

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TMFTarantula posted to the Pedants' Corner board. 21:42

The story of a pedant’s comeuppance

"One thing every legal pedant knows is where the apostrophe is in the term Magistrates’ Court.

"It may look ugly, especially on a public sign, but it should be after the “s” – that is, if there is an apostrophe at [more]

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