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Forum: Radio 16-09-2014, 17:31
Replies: 47
Views: 2,848
Posted By Inkblot
Many stations have played whole albums and...

Many stations have played whole albums and advertised the fact beforehand, e.g. Radio 1 including whole albums in the schedule for Zane Lowe's show or Xfm scheduling a newly released album for John...
Forum: Radio 15-09-2014, 21:27
Replies: 47
Views: 2,848
Posted By Inkblot
Fair point. I checked several web sites for...

Fair point. I checked several web sites for established, respected broadcasters and none of them uses white-on-black as their main theme. The BBC, which uses a neutral background with normal black...
Forum: Radio 15-09-2014, 15:43
Replies: 47
Views: 2,848
Posted By Inkblot
Two simple rules that anyone designing a radio...

Two simple rules that anyone designing a radio station's web site needs to follow:

1. Don't use white-on-black
2. Don't use fluorescent coloured scrolling text

I'll probably give it a listen when...
Forum: Advice 15-09-2014, 09:41
Replies: 81
Views: 7,663
Posted By Inkblot
... and then take their points on...

... and then take their points on board!

Although many people do like to vent their anger or frustration on TripAdvisor, the best reviews are ones that help others to decide whether a place is right...
Forum: Radio 14-09-2014, 17:32
Replies: 76
Views: 8,890
Posted By Inkblot
But it also played a good selection of specialist...

But it also played a good selection of specialist music, as mentioned earlier in the thread.

It would be better if they spent the alleged pot of money on bringing back some of the specialist shows -...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 08:48
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Inkblot
Interesting... the traditional use of Mrs would...

Interesting... the traditional use of Mrs would be for the wife to take her husband's surname and thus Mrs Smith would mean "the wife of Mr Smith". In fact the correct form used to be that (for...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-09-2014, 21:53
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By Inkblot
They've just described someone as "an 82 year-old...

They've just described someone as "an 82 year-old veteran of the Second World War". If he's 82 now he would have been 13 when the war ended. How could he have fought in the war?
Forum: Radio 07-09-2014, 12:52
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Inkblot
On the two DAB sets I own that have good battery...

On the two DAB sets I own that have good battery life (60-100 hrs), start-up on DAB takes around twice as long as switching to DAB from FM. Not sure if that proves anything, but maybe it shows that...
Forum: Radio 07-09-2014, 10:37
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Inkblot
According to Amazon the Sony first appeared in...

According to Amazon the Sony first appeared in 2009, so it's not a current model. You'd get longer battery life from a new model running on AA batteries, maybe 25 hours upwards, but a set with a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 17:13
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By Inkblot
I'm not gay but a quick search found...

I'm not gay but a quick search found http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/gaycopenhagen which looks a lot more promising than http://romaniatourism.com/gay-friendly-romania.html .

I'm a big fan of Belgium...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 15:47
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Inkblot
If all that happened, then "he" and "she" would...

If all that happened, then "he" and "she" would not be pronouns in the way they are in English. They would be nouns.
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 15:30
Replies: 33
Views: 1,366
Posted By Inkblot
I know, but the Mail doesn't give its source.

I know, but the Mail doesn't give its source.
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 15:26
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Inkblot
No, that's not true. If you say "he's an idiot"...

No, that's not true.

If you say "he's an idiot" you are using "he" purely to identify the subject of the sentence. If you say "that autistic man's an idiot" you're choosing to make his autism the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 14:51
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Inkblot
Your later post suggesting that distinguishing...

Your later post suggesting that distinguishing between "he" and "she" is like distinguishing between "autistic" and "non-autistic" is bonkers, but it does illustrate the reason there's a difference...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 14:16
Replies: 33
Views: 1,366
Posted By Inkblot
Well I've tried searching online and the most...

Well I've tried searching online and the most reliable information I could find is that it originally appeared on Twitter. A lot of sites appear to have found it on the Daily Mail's web site, which...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 12:53
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Inkblot
Exactly. eg, "If anyone complains about the...

Exactly.

eg, "If anyone complains about the food, tell them to get stuffed" but "If Amanda complains about the food, tell her to get stuffed".
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 12:06
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Inkblot
It is grammatically acceptable to use "they",...

It is grammatically acceptable to use "they", "them" and "their" as gender neutral singular pronouns if using "he/she/him/his/her" bothers you.
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 11:30
Replies: 47
Views: 1,559
Posted By Inkblot
I suppose that a lot of things that were...

I suppose that a lot of things that were considered normal back then would be considered if not traumatic, then at least unpleasant nowadays, like being beaten at school. As the saying goes, that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 11:10
Replies: 33
Views: 1,366
Posted By Inkblot
Is it on any sites which have verified it as...

Is it on any sites which have verified it as genuine?
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 10:43
Replies: 33
Views: 1,366
Posted By Inkblot
That map is on the web site of the President of...

That map is on the web site of the President of Stop Islamization of America. Possibly not the most impartial source?
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 10:36
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Inkblot
Maybe there would be less misogyny in the gaming...

Maybe there would be less misogyny in the gaming industry if more women wanted to become a developrix.
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 10:28
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Inkblot
The only time I find I need to use feminine...

The only time I find I need to use feminine versions of otherwise perfectly good words is when doing the Daily Telegraph crossword. Telegraph readers apparently still refer to a woman who works in...
Forum: Advice 05-09-2014, 10:20
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By Inkblot
Looking at Argos's web site I would suggest that...

Looking at Argos's web site I would suggest that the Sennheiser CX475 (http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1416095.htm) at 19.99 would be in a different league to any of the models they...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 15:55
Replies: 59
Views: 2,316
Posted By Inkblot
If you're referring to her Kickstarter campaign...

If you're referring to her Kickstarter campaign (which initially aimed to raise $6000) it's interesting that even that was apparently the subject of abuse and harassment.

Her Kickstarter page...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 11:39
Replies: 59
Views: 2,316
Posted By Inkblot
Why are death or rape threats ever seen as an...

Why are death or rape threats ever seen as an appropriate response to a hypothesis you disagree with?

If you wrote a scathing, but mathematically flawed, critique of Fermat's Last Theorem, would it...
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