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by Clitheroekid
October 19th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Second Hand Goods
Replies: 30
Views: 2267

Re: Second Hand Goods

AleisterCrowley wrote:Now, an early Apple computer may be worth a fair bit...

A very fair bit - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45647449
by Clitheroekid
October 18th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Girlfriends new job enforcing me rules about how and what to trade
Replies: 53
Views: 3558

Re: Girlfriends new job enforcing me rules about how and what to trade

I think the FCA is using the term 'civil partner' to describe a wider group of people than the narrow UK legal definition regards, dspp I think that seems most unlikely, personally. But I agree that the employer may well be spreading the net to include live in partners, which to my mind, seems actu...
by Clitheroekid
October 18th, 2019, 12:33 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Sophos (SOPH)
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Sophos (SOPH)

Are there any other SOPH shareholders here? A search doesn't reveal one mention of the company. I bought them in July 2018 for about 460 after they dropped sharply following (I think) a profit warning. I was hoping they would rebound for a quick profit, but although they did a bit I was greedy and h...
by Clitheroekid
October 17th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Girlfriends new job enforcing me rules about how and what to trade
Replies: 53
Views: 3558

Re: Girlfriends new job enforcing me rules about how and what to trade

https://www.handbook.fca.org.uk/handbook/glossary/G2418.html From a purely legal point of view I can't see that the OP's partner is caught by the rules. The people covered are defined within the definition of a `personal transaction' (from the posted link): personal transaction a trade in a designa...
by Clitheroekid
October 17th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Administrator Fees for Beneficiary
Replies: 15
Views: 2209

Re: Administrator Fees for Beneficiary

I have today lodged a formal complaint with the SRA and although told by others that there is little that they will do as he is retired, it is certainly worth trying to get some action. That's not the case if he's still on the Roll of Solicitors, as the SRA continue to have jurisdiction over all so...
by Clitheroekid
October 12th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: We surely are not alone?
Replies: 49
Views: 2574

Re: We surely are not alone?

"Wheeler suggested that reality is created by observers and that: “no phenomenon is a real phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon.” But how do I really know that observers exist? The only evidence for their existence is what I consider to be my own observations, but it's perfectly possi...
by Clitheroekid
October 12th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: 50 years old
Replies: 93
Views: 4813

Re: 50 years old

That's my experience in real life too. Horrible people these runner types. I think a lot of people who take their exercise very seriously tend to be somewhat self-obsessed generally - the `my body is a temple' type. I find the same when I'm cycling. Although I enjoy cycling I do it because I enjoy ...
by Clitheroekid
October 11th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Interaction between taps and lights
Replies: 28
Views: 2721

Re: Interaction between taps and lights

Sorry chaps! This just goes from bad to worse - I just got home and re-tested it, and it’s the COLD tap that triggers it; my humble apologies for misleading you. I also noticed that it didn't happen when I first turned the tap on. I was filling the kettle, and there was no effect on the lights. It w...
by Clitheroekid
October 11th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Interaction between taps and lights
Replies: 28
Views: 2721

Re: Interaction between taps and lights

Sorry about following up on this, I was away for a few days and I'd forgotten about it till I saw these messages. Any water or just hot? What sort of hot water system do you have? What sorts of lights? Mains or 12V? CFLs? LEDs? Any other relevant evidence? I did some more experiments, and I've found...
by Clitheroekid
October 9th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Be careful about borrowing a charging cable
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Be careful about borrowing a charging cable

Sorry if it's been posted before - I don't follow this board - but a chum sent me this recently, and I felt it merited publicising - https://www.fastcompany.com/90413945/th ... hone-cable
by Clitheroekid
October 9th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Making a property agreement enforceable
Replies: 26
Views: 2396

Re: Making a property agreement enforceable

But - as I mentioned in a previous reply - won't the solicitor acting for them as vendors expect to split the proceeds to their two respective bank accounts 50:50? (My own solicitor was very wary of sending funds to an account in my name only when a property was in joint names.) This is a common si...
by Clitheroekid
October 8th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Flight simulators
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Flight simulators

Many years ago, I used to enjoy the flight simulator that Microsoft made. It was the FS 95 version, released in 1996, and I thought it was miraculous. Mind you, the only one I'd used previously was that on my ZX Spectrum, which I think was designed by the same people who designed Teletext, so it did...
by Clitheroekid
October 8th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Making a property agreement enforceable
Replies: 26
Views: 2396

Re: Making a property agreement enforceable

Thanks for the further explanation. However, although you made it clear that you were not seeking advice on what to do about the property the more I read your post the more convinced I became that the only sensible solution is to sell it. Although, as I said in my previous post, it's technically pos...
by Clitheroekid
October 8th, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread
Replies: 821
Views: 58306

Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

Snorvey wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49875756

I thought this was just a reposting of the same picture so wasn't going to bother clicking on the link, but it's worth doing so, as there are some excellent pictures there.
by Clitheroekid
October 6th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Emperor's New Clothes
Replies: 23
Views: 2513

Re: Emperor's New Clothes

I was astonished to see that pretty mediocre Banksy painting sold for nearly £10m - absolutely incredible! However, it looks like a bargain compared to this, for a mere £3.25m - https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2019/contemporary-art-evening-auction-l19024/lot.15.html?locale=en I watch...
by Clitheroekid
October 6th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Making a property agreement enforceable
Replies: 26
Views: 2396

Re: Making a property agreement enforceable

It's difficult to understand what you want to achieve. As others have said, if neither B nor M wants to live in the property the obvious solution is just to sell it and divide the proceeds. There may be arguments about who gets what, but better to argue over money sat in a bank than a property that'...
by Clitheroekid
October 6th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Share of freehold - who/what are neighbours/tenures?
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Share of freehold - who/what are neighbours/tenures?

As always in these cases, the first place to look is the lease. There may be a covenant that completely prohibits sub-letting, in which case the freeholder / manco can write to the leaseholder and demand that they stop the practice entirely. More commonly, the covenant will allow sub-letting on shor...
by Clitheroekid
October 6th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Trademark infringement
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Re: Trademark infringement

One unusual - indeed, unique - aspect of IP law is that unwarranted `cease and desist' threats can give rise to a claim for damages. This is because of the little known Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017. Whilst your advisers will be well aware of this it's worth mentioning for any...
by Clitheroekid
September 24th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Interaction between taps and lights
Replies: 28
Views: 2721

Re: Interaction between taps and lights

I've never noticed whether it's the hot or cold tap or both, but I'll check and report back.
by Clitheroekid
September 24th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Interaction between taps and lights
Replies: 28
Views: 2721

Interaction between taps and lights

This has puzzled me for a long time, and I've never been able to find an answer. If my kitchen lights are on I've noticed that when I turn the tap on the lights become slightly brighter. I can think of no reason at all why this should happen, so if any Fools can provide an explanation it would be mo...

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