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by Gengulphus
December 8th, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: The Long Tunnel
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: The Long Tunnel

It would certainly be a long tunnel, but... 9873210 * 2" = 9873210 * 2 / (12 * 5280) miles = about 311.65 miles Has Neptune shifted orbit dramatically while I haven't been looking??? ; - ) Ah, it seems that I forgot my own question. :oops: If 9873210 of the lights were on , the tunnel would be...
by Gengulphus
December 8th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: The Long Tunnel
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: The Long Tunnel

That is the correct answer 9873210. Wow! I was miles out.... :D If the answer was 9873210, it would be a long tunnel. If the switches were 2" apart, the tunnel would be long enough to reach from the sun to Neptune. ... It would certainly be a long tunnel, but... 9873210 * 2" = 9873210 * 2...
by Gengulphus
December 8th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Should 'Fairytale of New York' be censored?
Replies: 26
Views: 696

Re: Should 'Fairytale of New York' be censored?

Just for clarity, the word that has been removed, was removed by the automatic filter that also changes a**e to Pink marshmallows. The removed word is often referred to as the N-word. FWIW, with a bit of imagination / lateral thinking it's entirely possible to deliberately get either of those words...
by Gengulphus
December 8th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Xmas Day Meal
Replies: 29
Views: 579

Re: Xmas Day Meal

simsqu wrote:Man Alive

Can I come round to you for Christmas please?

No, definitely NOT if that's what you want to eat! :shock:

Gengulphus
by Gengulphus
December 8th, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Reference Library?
Replies: 31
Views: 519

Re: Reference Library?

Sometimes the post is relevant to a number of boards. My idea would be to leave the informative post in situ, but put a copy in the main FAQ or Reference Library board. That would probably appear at the top of all boards, as is currently the case with certain information. A problem with that "...
by Gengulphus
December 8th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Reference Library?
Replies: 31
Views: 519

Re: Reference Library?

... But having said that, how would one (with minimum effort) assess whenever the thread has earned "book-worm" status? Perhaps an algorithm to detect when a post's length exceeds a certain number of characters? In fact, there is already one in place: posts of more than about 50k characte...
by Gengulphus
December 8th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Reference Library?
Replies: 31
Views: 519

Re: Reference Library?

We are in danger of conflating two different points: - a reference library of carefully crafted answers to points that arise infrequently - brevity in posts. I agree - except that it's not a "danger": the conflation is clearly there (and IMHO quite deliberately so) in the OP. Both are des...
by Gengulphus
December 8th, 2018, 8:55 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Farming is sooooooooo beastly.....
Replies: 21
Views: 683

Re: Farming is sooooooooo beastly.....

We always ignore the biggest greenhouse gas of all: namely water vapour. You just have to look at the difference between a sunny and a cloudy day to see what effect that has. You're going to have to explain that one to me. ... And to me! Even the connection between water vapour and clouds isn't dir...
by Gengulphus
December 6th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Smith (DS) Half Yearly Results
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: Smith (DS) Half Yearly Results

magsy12 wrote:Fast moving consumer goods.

Which of course means pizzas, etc, that flee from those who want to consume them! ;-)

Gengulphus
by Gengulphus
December 6th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: KIER Rights Issue
Replies: 73
Views: 2679

Re: KIER Rights Issue

A few days old now - article discussing the RI with the CEO. "The group’s shares fell by a third by the end of trading on Friday, ending the day at 507p, as investors digested the deal. But Mursell said this was a “mathematical adjustment” for the rights issue and once normal trading of the un...
by Gengulphus
December 6th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Is a Return of Capital considered to be a dividend?
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Is a Return of Capital considered to be a dividend?

Many thanks, Geng. Would the 30 day rule apply in the case of a qualifying AIM holding held for more than 2 years being taken over before the death of the holder or in the case of such AIM shares which had been gifted before the death of the original holder (the giver) or the expiration of 7 years ...
by Gengulphus
December 6th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Room 101
Topic: Moderators fiddling
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Moderators fiddling

On TMF such a post would be judged exactly as you describe. Hence my ding dong with them and the reason that I left the boards. They were TOTALLY unwiling to explain why expressing simpathy and remarking that you yourself had had posts removed was so VERY wrong! It would have been a bit difficult f...
by Gengulphus
December 6th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King Half Year Report
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: Greene King Half Year Report

Topped up GNK first thing today. Price dropped buy 10p on the close but XD for the 8.8p was yesterday. No, the 8.8p went XD today. Greene King don't appear to be helpful about telling shareholders what it is, but the quote in the OP indicates that the record date is December 7th, i.e. tomorrow, and...
by Gengulphus
December 6th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Is a Return of Capital considered to be a dividend?
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Is a Return of Capital considered to be a dividend?

Remind me what the 30 day rule is. ... If you sell a share and then buy the same type of share in the following 30 days, you are treated as though the shares you sold come from that later purchase (*) as far as possible. That's basically it - the rest of this section of this reply is about how to d...
by Gengulphus
December 5th, 2018, 6:49 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: KIER Rights Issue
Replies: 73
Views: 2679

Re: KIER Rights Issue

Probably also worth adding that the ticker for the rights is KIEN ... that's the ticker to use for on other websites (or again, will be at least once the admin is up to date). Bloomberg are the only site other than the London Stock Exchange that seem to list the nil paid KIEN so far. ... ADVFN did ...
by Gengulphus
December 5th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Is a Return of Capital considered to be a dividend?
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Is a Return of Capital considered to be a dividend?

It's worth noting that there is a limit to that 'small capital distribution' treatment: you cannot drive the tax base cost below zero by using it - which could become a possibility if a company has made many small capital distributions, or its capital value has risen by a large factor since you bou...
by Gengulphus
December 5th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Room 101
Topic: Moderators fiddling
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Moderators fiddling

This isn't a problem that is solely applicable to him. Others hit the full quote button and carry on regardless. One observation to add to that is that editing quotes down safely does require the person doing it to have some feel for the structure of the BBCode language and even if they do, there a...
by Gengulphus
December 5th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Room 101
Topic: Moderators fiddling
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Moderators fiddling

Did you manage to read that thread on a mobile, scrolling down to see full repeated quotes is not an enjoyable activity. It is simply to cut down the full quote, as I'm sure you know, but involves effort on the part of the poster. And where is this explained in the rules or T&C? The following f...
by Gengulphus
December 5th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Is a Return of Capital considered to be a dividend?
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Is a Return of Capital considered to be a dividend?

This is what the annual report for BMO High Income B shares says about taxation of return of capital payments. "UK tax is not, in normal circumstances, due on receipt of the quarterly capital repayments and you do not need to include them on your tax return. Instead, when you dispose of B shar...
by Gengulphus
December 5th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: KIER Rights Issue
Replies: 73
Views: 2679

Re: KIER Rights Issue

Probably also worth adding that the ticker for the rights is KIEN. Presumably visible in broker portfolio listings to anyone who actually owns them (or at least will be once brokers have caught up on the admin if they're a bit slow). But for anyone who doesn't own them, or does but wants to get pric...

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