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  • dabdab posted a new activity comment 1 day, 17 hours ago

    No, it just means there are a lot more vacuous idiots than there are academically gifted people.

  • Thanks everyone, I’ll take a look at the things that have been suggested 🙂

    @scarymary, my things are selling well in shops and at shows. I just need a way to drive more people to my Etsy shop – it’s not like Ebay, you need to drive traffic yourself

  • Thank you both!

    I boosted posts on FB, and did some “like and share” giveaways, but although that got more people on the FB page it hasn’t translated into sales.

    I will look into Instagram again – I’m over 35 and don’t really get itbBut will make more effort.

    I’m not a member of Rural Crafts, although I belong to a local craft group and sell in…[Read more]

  • I have a shop on Etsy, and a page on Facebook for it. I try to post a couple of times a week, and share to local selling groups.

    I’ve tried Instagram and Pintrest, but they don’t do a lot for me.

    Are there any other easy to use sites which I could try?

    Thanks for any ideas

  • We are looking at buying a second hand car at the moment. The dealers offer extortionate HP repayments and keep pushing for us to buy new.

    One even tried to sell me gap insurance for £400 on a 5 year old car worth £6k.

    I really don’t think their intention is to sell cars, their intention is to sell finance packages. One salesman called me bac…[Read more]

  • I’ve thought for a long time that people should have perfect dominion over their own bodies.

    John Stuart Mill wrote:

    That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That the only purpose for which power can be…

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  • dabdab replied to the topic BT Broadband Scam? in the forum General Chat 1 month ago

    IMHO, they really should not be allowed to advertise ‘up to’. 75 baud would still be covered by that ‘up to’.

    It’s about time the ASA took them to task.

    But that being said atleast your not with vrigin media. Virgin media totally sucks and you definitely dont get anywhere near the speeds what you pay for.

  • dabdab replied to the topic What are schools for? in the forum General Chat 1 month ago

    I think this is largely reasonable. I would say that history is probably more important than art or music – I find that coupling a bit peculiar. History is, I think, vital to our understanding of modern society, democracy (and the alternatives, consequences thereof, trends in politics etc), and current international affairs. I’d be very…[Read more]

  • Most of the price is shop overheads, staff, rent, design, marketing, hanger space. The cloth cost is negligible.

    But it is capitalism, so the price is what people will pay. So the question is, what does society want to pay due to an innate sense of fairness ?

    In restaurants here it is more accepted that high price ingredients get the higher…[Read more]

  • It’s a good point, and I think definitely applies to some professions. However, I’m lucky to work in a very diverse workplace in terms of educational and economic background, with people with PhDs down to school drop outs, and there is brilliant and useless across the whole spectrum. In terms of work ethic, innovative thinking and standard of…[Read more]

  • I never know what I think about grammar schools, I’m very conflicted. On the one hand I do think that there should be specialist teaching for those with high academic ability, but on the other hand I was a child who desperately wanted to go to a grammar school as I was very academic and loved learning, but unfortunately I was never capable of…[Read more]