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by fulmerspot
October 31st, 2016, 10:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP thread
Replies: 151
Views: 21716

Re: RIP thread

"The quaint fishing village called Birkenhead" (PW) AFAIR.. "Paul was born in the quaint little fishing village of Birkenhead and studied mathematics" Paul O'Grady and Glenda Jackson!! Can probably see Peel on a good day. I've never seen Birkenhead described quite that way - I grew up in Meols a fe...
by fulmerspot
October 24th, 2016, 9:34 am
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Topic: Trackstar, where's my tea (it's 4 o clock)
Replies: 123
Views: 9331

Re: Trackstar, where's my tea (it's 4 o clock)

 Track, would this be a good hotel for a few days at Christmas? Too gaudy? http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/irish-hotel-named-best-in-the-world-by-cond%C3%A9-nast-1.2835232 Lovely!  But you can find some little gems here too. National Trust - Holiday Cottages Maybe the best vacation ...
by fulmerspot
October 24th, 2016, 9:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Basic Accrued Interest Calculation for a Bond
Replies: 15
Views: 5709

Re: Basic Accrued Interest Calculation for a Bond

I've come to the conclusion after some research online that there is ACT/ACT defined by ISDA; and ACT/ACT defined by ICMA . I think I'm right on this. If not, could someone please correct me? Thanks. Hi - there are differences when the period falls partially in a leap year or when the end date is l...
by fulmerspot
October 18th, 2016, 1:06 pm
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Topic: Classical music thread...
Replies: 270
Views: 177797

Re: Classical music thread...

If you go to the Concertgebouw the audience give a standup ovation each 15 minutes. The Dutch have a saying "kat uit de boom kijken (watch the cat out of tree)" ~ you first have to prove yourself... it's a cultural thing. I lived in Pavia and Maurice Andre  got three standing ovations. Not surprisi...
by fulmerspot
September 26th, 2016, 11:06 am
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Topic: Animal storieS
Replies: 280
Views: 54701

Re: Animal storieS

Cats have personnel.
Dogs have masters
Cats Have Staff
Pigs look upon us as equals.


Herr KartoffelKopf with two loyal hounds.
by fulmerspot
September 14th, 2016, 3:06 pm
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Topic: America - Home of Bugs Bunny
Replies: 2079
Views: 117716

Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

Possible "Houses of Worship" - note the classical and modern architectural variants: http://cenblog.org/files/2008/07/esof007med.jpg https://www.osc.edu/sites/osc.edu/files/images/highlights/Oakley_Cluster_SMALL.jpg God in the cloud! https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Cima_da_Coneg...
by fulmerspot
September 14th, 2016, 8:26 am
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Topic: Real men
Replies: 186
Views: 12620

Re: Real men

Interesting - thanks for that - will see how it goes along. This might be of interest to you (and to all real men) - during the Cold War we used to make jokes about Russian Bears. Now the Russians are  Besieged by bears in a remote Arctic outpost " The five researchers charged with staffing the out...
by fulmerspot
September 13th, 2016, 12:27 pm
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Topic: Real men
Replies: 186
Views: 12620

Re: Real men

Beware, gentlemen.  What happens next?  :D

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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Trackstar R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
by fulmerspot
September 2nd, 2016, 12:13 pm
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Topic: Earth to end in about a month
Replies: 85
Views: 4563

Re: Earth to end in about a month

Gray landscape teems with drops in the rivers dense, shiny as lead, night rounds up into empty barns black clouds, herds of buffalo. Across the pit steeped in dusk moth creeps by the sough of grey clouds, through sewn in the fallows silence day by birch trees goes down the field.     Turning and tu...
by fulmerspot
August 31st, 2016, 9:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Earth to end in about a month
Replies: 85
Views: 4563

Re: Earth to end in about a month

I can throw my Nostradamus in the bin.
He'll know if you do.
by fulmerspot
August 31st, 2016, 8:51 am
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Topic: Earth to end in about a month
Replies: 85
Views: 4563

Re: Earth to end in about a month

They have been traveling for a few years, at least, but I bet the blip from the LHC caught their attention. Hence 1 million mph now.   "Earthlings, stop playing with things you do not understand!" Meanwhile some people are trying to create black holes in lab environments and others are reworking ce...
by fulmerspot
August 30th, 2016, 10:06 am
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Topic: iPhone 5 madness
Replies: 84
Views: 14057

Re: iPhone 5 madness

Hmmm....   Sounds like a good reason NOT to borrow other people's phones! ;-) ? I thought the issue was people leaning close together so they all fit into the photo, and head lice jumping from person to pefson Indeed!  Yet the article mentions sharing of head-touching objects as an alternative vect...
by fulmerspot
August 25th, 2016, 10:53 am
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Topic: UK going to the dogs
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Views: 435126

Re: UK going to the dogs

That's like Ian Smith' UDI.
Some writers and editors add only an apostrophe to all nouns ending in s.
Cuch has extended that to nouns that don't end in s.
The purpose of an apostrophe is not to announce the imminent arrival of the letter S.
by fulmerspot
August 15th, 2016, 4:02 pm
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Topic: The Septivium - TS Blog 2015
Replies: 728
Views: 29950

Re: The Septivium - TS Blog 2015

did you end up buying anything? No, Thoroughbred auctions are part of my research on the Luxury Index (guide to the economy). I have mixed feelings about the sport and if I ever bought a T-bred it would be to give it a good home and we would go for long quiet rides in the countryside. Off the track...
by fulmerspot
July 29th, 2016, 12:15 pm
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Topic: Wilmott Membership
Replies: 49
Views: 2434

Re: Wilmott Membership

QuoteOriginally posted by: fulmerspotSounds great - and you have your first pupil for the Bossa Nova lessons. Please let me know where to moor up. I'm on the sloop 'Myfanwy IV' we might be a bit late for dinner.Herr KartoffelKopfHaha!  Sounds good.Here is another little song to set the mood:Voce Va...
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