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TMFTarantula replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 3 hours ago

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

Hi zcfr

Einstein said that a man who is falling from a house roof does not feel as though he is falling because there is nothing that is pushing or pulling him to earth.

I'm not sure that Einstein would have said exactly [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 13:42

Re: A sad day at Waitrose

I was once told the fundamental truth of life: all things shall pass.

"This too shall pass ... an adage indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary. The phrase seems to have originated in the [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 10:28

Re: PC to Android file transfer

I've just bought an Acer tablet. An Iconia One 7.

Stupidly I expected to be able to easily copy the photos from my PC to the tablet. ...

Is there simple way to do this please?



Transferring files between your [more]

Wed Mar 4

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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 19:09

Re: Fool certificate error

Hi all

This problem has been fixed.

Apologies for any fear, uncertainty or doubt caused.

Rgds

Tarantula

Thu Feb 26

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 08:29

Re: Countering IS propaganda

DAK, is there any literature provided and freely available without prejudice, which explains who IS are, and the kind of lives that supporters lead?

Try

'What ISIS Really Wants
'The Islamic State is no mere [more]

Wed Feb 25

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 21:35

Re: Fancy Tea Bags

You know those tea bags that have string and a label attached to them? Usually individually wrapped. Twinings seem to like them. Well, can they be chucked in the food waste bin, or will I have to detach the bit of string and paper label first? [more]

Mon Feb 23

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TMFTarantula replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 17:39

Re: Which Thermostat controller?

I want to get a fancy controller like a Nest

You might want to read "Emotional Design Fail: I'm Divorcing My Nest Thermostat"

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TMFTarantula replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 13:07

Re: aluminium i beam instead of steel

You can buy aluminium I-beams — eg,

http://www.simmal.co.uk/buy-aluminium-online/other-sections/...

I'm guessing cost would be the main [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 10:55

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

Can anyone recommend a book that tries to explain this stuff in a way that's particularly comprehensible to someone without the maths knowledge?

You could try "Einstein's Universe: The Layperson's Guide" by Nigel [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 10:17

Re: Lies, damned lies and ...

The irritating thing is that all this pointless and stupid `research'...

It might be worth reading the actual research before deciding that it's "pointless and stupid", rather than basing your judgement on what "lazy [more]

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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 09:24

Re: https server

Something's changed here - until now I've got a mangled un-styled page come up on logging in, now it's a decent page with proper styling, looks like there's been a sort out in the https server responses. Well done the teckies at TMF [more]

Sat Feb 21

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TMFTarantula replied to the Science & Sensibility board. 23:24

Re: what's gravity rubber made of?

Anyone know how actual figures for the gravitational constant are arrived at?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_constant

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TMFTarantula posted to the Pedants' Corner board. 17:25

Is there such a thing as correct English?

"Two style policemen debate correct English. Simon Heffer and Oliver Kamm, who both write regularly on language and grammar, disagree over the balance between correctness and permissiveness. Heffer argues that rules make correct English, defined [more]

Thu Feb 19

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TMFTarantula replied to the Wildlife board. 14:07

Re: Magpie gathering...

I know they tend to roost in groups during the Winter, but any thoughts why they'd be meeting up during the day?

"In the spring, large numbers of Magpies often gather to resolve territorial conflicts and social [more]

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TMFTarantula posted to the Books board. 13:32

If Ayn Rand had written Harry Potter

Anyone who's struggled through Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead might enjoy this. (If nothing else, it's a great deal shorter.)

Ayn Rand’s Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince

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Wed Feb 18

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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 16:24

Re: Who am I?

I'm happy to report that this problem has now been fixed.

Thanks for your patience.

Foolish regards,

Tarantula.

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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 16:24

Re: Can't remember my name, eh?

I'm happy to report that this problem has now been fixed.

Thanks for your patience.

Foolish regards,

Tarantula.

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TMFTarantula replied to the Improve the Fool board. 16:21

Re: A spam haven

Hi UncleEbenezer

So I am dismayed to see the Fool allowing such spam to remain. It's now fully three days since I reported it.

Our apologies. We should have replied to your report, but we didn't.

We did look at the [more]

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