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TMFTarantula replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Macro Topics board. 16:36

Re: Fixation with Market levels

Over the last month as the Market Has flirted, then breached, then retreated from the 7,000 level for the FTSE 100 index. .. I can only surmise that achieving the 7000 level has persuaded a number of investors to take money out as they see it as a [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 16:24

Re: French plane crash

Presumably your fiend...

I meant "friend", of course.

Genuine typo or Freudian slip? You decide.

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TMFTarantula replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 16:19

Re: French plane crash

Hi nigelpm

> I don't agree with this at all. He was a diagnosed depressive but that doesn't mean he is unable to make rational decisions.

I'm sorry HYD but you are wrong.

I have a friend who suffers from mental
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Thu Mar 26

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TMFTarantula replied to the Jokers Corner board. 16:42

Re: What could possibly go wrong?

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2015/03/25/possibly-go-wrong/

Not quite so scary in the original.................

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TMFTarantula replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 09:55

Re: mains water leakage

Purely OOI this presumably mejans that the water company would be able to gain the legal right to enter someone's property and potentially damage infrastraucture and/or items to achieve this?

Potentially, yes. Water companies have [more]

Sat Mar 21

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TMFTarantula replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 00:12

Re: Eclipse

Strange science at the BBC!

I heard on R4 there is going to be a rare and spectacular high tide in Normandy, France due to the "effects of the eclipse".


It's not "strange science", just [more]

Fri Mar 20

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TMFTarantula replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 10:42

Re: Eclipse

Excellent conditions in Cardiff (for a change ;-)

Not a cloud in the sky. Got a lovely projected image.

The change in the quality of light and drop in temperature were both really obvious, too.

Wed Mar 18

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TMFTarantula replied to the Legal Issues - General board. 12:05

Re: Official Secrets Act and Police

If a Police Officer is instructed by a more senior officer to drop an investigation, why is it against the Official Secrets Act for them to report what was discovered to a reopened investigation thirty years later?

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Tue Mar 17

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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 15:40

Re: Dixons Carphone shareprice link needs fixin

The link works but the content looks wonky. All the figures on the Quote tab are showing as $0.00 and the chart is displaying "No Chart Available. At Present".

Ah yes, sorry.

It only goes to show how used I've [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 15:15

Re: Dixons Carphone shareprice link needs fixing

Hi Jesttech

Dixons Carphone shareprice link needs fixing, thanks

http://quote.fool.co.uk/caps/quote/dc-.aspx



Not quite sure what needs fixing, as it [more]

Mon Mar 16

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TMFTarantula replied to the Books board. 15:28

Re: Book Cover Quiz

15/20.

I knew some, and some others seemed just too obvious (given the design and the potential titles).

Fri Mar 13

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 09:21

Re: buying duty free on a flight

Isn't Whiskey/Whisky to do with whether it is Irish or Scottish (respectively) in origin?

Not really, no.

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Wed Mar 11

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TMFTarantula replied to the Legal Issues - General board. 09:21

Re: Kids riding bikes on the pavement

Is there really no exemption for young kids?

No, there isn't.

But, as you note, children under 10 can't be held responsible so are effectively exempt. And children up to the age of 16 are probably safe, [more]

Tue Mar 10

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TMFTarantula replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 17:20

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

This evening's Horizon (BBC2, 9pm) might be of interest:

"Horizon travels to the South Pole to tell the inside story of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time. In March 2014, a discovery there made headlines around the world, [more]

Mon Mar 9

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TMFTarantula replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 18:52

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

Hi Vincent

Hang on! Surely that's not what that Wikepedia entry is saying? It is saying that changes in acceleration are detected, not acceleration per se. Technically, this means the vestibular system detects 'jerks' not acceleration. I [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 14:06

Re: Reginald D Hunter's Songs of the South

That James Brown documentary, well, the bits I saw, was pretty damn fine too. He's a bit Vegas Elvis these days...

These days?

The main way in which he's like Elvis these days is that they're both dead.

(JB died in [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 10:33

Re: Sloppy language & reporting...

I am not familiar with this road.

Is it a steep , narrow, twisty road "over" mountains which is graded an A road, because it is the only route.



It's not steep narrow or twisty (as steep, narrow, twisty roads [more]

Sun Mar 8

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TMFTarantula replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 11:46

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

Curved space-time is just another analogy.

It's 'merely' a model, don't take it too literally.


The problem is, unless you only explain things using the maths of relativity, everything's just an analogy.

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Sat Mar 7

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TMFTarantula replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 20:05

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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