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    A while back, I digitized all my cassettes that I...

    A while back, I digitized all my cassettes that I didn't have CD replacements for and which included some music and spoken word stuff I had recorded off the radio. I used my old hi-fi cassette...
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    If it doesn't smell obviously "off", I wouldn't...

    If it doesn't smell obviously "off", I wouldn't worry about it too much.
  3. There is the language construct, as far as I know...

    There is the language construct, as far as I know originating in the US but inevitably adopted increasingly in the UK, that pairs words, e.g. jackwipe, pissbag, douchewad, asshead, sluttard,...
  4. Ah, that's me educated! Thank you. I now notice...

    Ah, that's me educated! Thank you. I now notice there was indeed a photo of one of those on the "portable in-line educator" Google images page. I need to screw up my eyes rather a lot to see the...
  5. Thanks... but, to be honest, I am still having...

    Thanks... but, to be honest, I am still having trouble picturing them. Google isn't helping me either. :o ("Portable in-line educator", that is - photos of all kinds of stuff... iPads, typewriters,...
  6. Er, why?? :lol:

    Er, why?? :lol:
  7. So is turgid, imo. And probably everything in...

    So is turgid, imo. And probably everything in between.
  8. British advertising slogan in the 1960s: "Nothing...

    British advertising slogan in the 1960s: "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux". :)
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    Is it possible to rent via an agency in the US?...

    Is it possible to rent via an agency in the US? Would that help?
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    Yup, once again it comes down to what you have...

    Yup, once again it comes down to what you have determining future gains.
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    And even if everyone did have the capital...

    And even if everyone did have the capital (through loans perhaps?), for the renting business to be profitable some people would have to pay more rent than they earn. Basically, it can't be profitable...
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    Obvious next question is: what's stopping this...

    Obvious next question is: what's stopping this from happening throughout the country? Is it even possible?
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    What I find astonishing is that everyone doesn't...

    What I find astonishing is that everyone doesn't make a living this way. To my mind it is a no-brainer.
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    Reminiscent of Blackstone's quote: "It is better...

    Reminiscent of Blackstone's quote: "It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer".
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    There's nothing in the rules that says the bottom...

    There's nothing in the rules that says the bottom can't live comfortably and have all the basics like a secure home, secure job, decent healthcare, education, healthy food, a sense of belonging to a...
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    Startship Troopers. I hated it because I assumed...

    Startship Troopers. I hated it because I assumed it was taking itself seriously.

    Also, I love movies with bleak / unhappy themes and endings - so much more like real life! :lol: Requiem for a...
  17. According to my GP (doctor), here is apparently...

    According to my GP (doctor), here is apparently some evidence that propranolol specifically has direct anti-anxiety effects in addition to those produced indirectly through control of sympathetic...
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    Thanks - I pronounce it more like Netinyahu or...

    Thanks - I pronounce it more like Netinyahu or Net'nyahu, but I take your point!
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    A slightly off-topic question... Why do people...

    A slightly off-topic question... Why do people refer to Netanyahu as Bibi when one wouldn't normally hear of Barack or George (or Dubya)? Is it some kind of term of endearment?
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    I said it was more like putting words into...

    I said it was more like putting words into someone's mouth.

    Maybe we should take this discussion to pm mode (assuming you want to continue), as it is now way off topic.
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    So what do you mean, in fact?

    So what do you mean, in fact?
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    At any rate, it is pretty obvious that wasn't a...

    At any rate, it is pretty obvious that wasn't a direct quote either!
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    It's a recognized and accepted trope, a way of...

    It's a recognized and accepted trope, a way of using words. When someone writes 'It's the old "xxx"...', they are not quoting another person's words verbatim. They are summarizing a position by...
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    What then? Irritate them? Destroy them? Ignore...

    What then? Irritate them? Destroy them? Ignore them? Attempt to bully them?
  25. Thread: Climate Change

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    Is it?? :confused:

    Is it?? :confused:
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