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

    Maybe it’s an indication that people have a better understanding of how clever they are, than how attractive/entertaining they are?

  • I would stay well away from Google AdWords! It is a scam. At best you will be just breaking even… most of the time you will just be throwing your money away. It does depend on what your selling but for most things, conversion rates are really lousy and if you’re not selling exactly what people are looking for at the right price (which is hard if…[Read more]

  • kal replied to the topic Swollen Neck! in the forum Health 1 day, 20 hours ago

    I’d be concerned about going to bed with an undiagnosed swelling of that size near my airway.

    Is it worth a 111 call, just to be on the safe side?

    Either way, hope it clears up soon.

  • kal posted a new activity comment 1 week, 1 day ago

    I don’t think the idea of Putin the malign puppeteer working step by step through a detailed master plan in pursuit of a clear and detailed goals makes much sense. I suspect the reality is it’s lots and lots of little bits of opportunistic intervention working broadly toward a goal of a relatively stronger Russia and a relatively stronger Putin.…[Read more]

  • Totally agree! Would happily pay a bit more if big stuff fitted, the current situation is that retailers assume being tall and having broad shoulders means you have an epic gut resulting in most shirts and jackets resembling teepees.

    For anyone needing athletic, tall man smart-casual clothes that look acceptable in the office the Arc’teryx A2B p…[Read more]

  • kal replied to the topic Old vs new boilers in the forum General Chat 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Some new boilers come with a 10 year guarantee, however you do have to service them every year.

  • kal started the topic Ebay question in the forum General Chat 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Having sold things for years on eBay with no problem, everything I sell recently seems to cause no end of problems. I sold an item last weekend and sent a reminder to buyer to pay as still didn’t have the money a day later and I wanted to get the thing sent. Later that day I received an email from PayPal to say that payer had sent funds but it w…[Read more]

  • If the problem is just glare then surely a monitor with a matt screen will be the answer.

    For eye problems, instead of reading glasses, I measured the distance from pupil to screen and got the optician to set the lenses to this focal length, which was a bit more than for reading.

  • Is it parked illegally?

  • kal replied to the topic New PC – any suggestions? in the forum General Chat 2 months ago

    You seem like a real jerk.. surprised if anyone actually likes you in real life if that’s your attitude.

  • kal posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I’m not the most sensitive man in the world, certainly not the most PC, but I would say the suggestion that the Jew on a team should automatically “handle the money” is anti Semitic, even if it was said as a joke.

    As for Hartlepool, well that’s a place, not a race.

    • What if it was a friend of his who said it?

      What if he’d said it?

      Is Judaism as race?

      • Judaism is (arguably) both a religion and a race but don’t worry about it.

        I think if there had never been any Jewish converts then the race bit would be pretty solid. But conversions have muddied the waters.

        For instance, because I’m not a Cohen, I don’t know how much (if any) of my long term ancestry goes back to Abraham and how much to…[Read more]

  • kal posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I don’t find the original video funny either, and definitely not as funny as he thinks he is. But do you think he has committed a crime, because in the context of a stupid video he repeats an offensive statement? Or even do you think the crime so bad that he deserves to go to prison?

    I don’t.

  • kal posted a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    “Re the universe being infinite, my understanding […] is that it’s not infinite, …”

    Well we don’t really know, since we can’t see further than the observable horizon. The default model assumes that it is infinite (but that just means “large compared to the observable horizon”).

    ” … it’s been expanding from a size of effectively zero at…[Read more]

    • “Well we don’t really know, since we can’t see further than the observable horizon. The default model assumes that it is infinite (but that just means “large compared to the observable horizon”).”

      Exactly, just like no one in particle physics believes that the results of the Standard Model of particle physics will hold up to infinite energy…[Read more]

  • kal replied to the topic Tooth extraction after care tips? in the forum Health 3 months ago

    Sadly I feel your pain. I had two teeth out a few months ago. As others have said do not rinse out for 24hrs, then when you do, rinse out twice a day with warm salt water. It really is revolting. Try to keep your tongue away, as tempting as it maybe to feel it.

    Keep to soft foods so you don’t have to chew. Painkillers will help with discomfort.…[Read more]

  • kal posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    As others have said, don’t beat yourself up. You put your life at risk to try and save the dog, there was nothing more you could do. There is a long and tragic list of people who risked their lives to save pets, and didn’t make it. Be thankful you weren’t another victim.

    If you’re feeling guilty or awkward about going round, that is to be…[Read more]

  • kal posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    I think political correctness is probably a long way down the list of causes.

    The main problem is that bad food tastes nice and people are short on will power. Britain has had a bad diet since industrialization separated the people from the land, it’s just that a 14 hour day down the factory and poverty wages kept you trim.

    Bad food also m…[Read more]

  • kal posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Nope, not my thing.

    I did just discover a local cinema that lets you sit in sofas and you can order food and drink to your sofa! bliss.

  • kal posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    A few lumps of rotten fish or cat urine put through the bonnet vents would be easy to do.

    All these people saying You can’t do that it’s illegal, like deflating the tyres, Do you really think the police nowadays have time for this petty stuff?

    • You would think but the police are very petty. Here’s a true story from a couple years back when I had some one park on my driveway.

      1) I put a polite note to the guy behind his wipers. He screwed it up and threw it at my front door.

      2) Asked him nicely.

      3) Wrote “Do not park here”on his windscreen. Two police arrived and said they were…[Read more]

  • kal replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 4 months ago


    My shoulder injury became more painful afterwards.

    That will just have been coincidence, as will most success stories you hear.

    It’s pretty well studied, and isn’t better than other placebos, with the possible exception of offering some mild benefits for certain types of pain management.

    Just get a massage instead, it’ll do you the same…[Read more]

  • kal replied to the topic I've given up diet drinks in the forum Health 5 months, 1 week ago

    Flavor your water, Alainax. I got a water container and steeped lemon, mint, cucumber overnight which is amazing, although I worry about the effect of the lemon juice on my tooth enamel.

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