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    I posted what I thought was useful information...

    I posted what I thought was useful information (perhaps not for you, but for others who might come across the thread in later years), and you said "sunny days" which even in the UK happen other than...
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    Actually, in the UK, going out in the sun isn't...

    Actually, in the UK, going out in the sun isn't much use except in high summer. For example, here in Hampshire, you can't even start making vitamin D via your skin until about mid-march (and ending...
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    First day of my holiday break :)

    First day of my holiday break :)
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    I wasn't trying to imply that one should tip...

    I wasn't trying to imply that one should tip nurses etc, merely that effort does not equate to salary, at least currently. Otherwise nurses would be on 100k+, and hedge fund traders would be on NMW...
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    I had a similar problem recently, I was expecting...

    I had a similar problem recently, I was expecting to be able to upload a covering letter, but the process completed after just sending my CV.
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    As a minor point, in most (all?) places in the...

    As a minor point, in most (all?) places in the UK, the taxi rates are set by the council or other body responsible for licensing taxis and mini-cabs.
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    Ok, it sounds like we agree, tip for...

    Ok, it sounds like we agree, tip for *exceptional* service, not the expected level. I'm not so sure though about the self-employed (which I am, BTW). If you are really self-employed (not the...
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    I'm afraid I am one of the people who in general...

    I'm afraid I am one of the people who in general don't tip. It seems to be a recent import - in the past only a *very* few places expected tipping (taxis, hotels/restaurants, the annual "christmas...
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    Don't worry - at worst you've made a minor...

    Don't worry - at worst you've made a minor mistake that is no doubt repeated by lots of students in their first week or two!
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    Please don't - at least until you've given...

    Please don't - at least until you've given university a good trial - and a week doesn't count ;) See if there are any other societies or clubs that you can join - there is bound to be at least one...
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    Various computer textbooks.

    Various computer textbooks.
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    Interstellar - 8/10 Clockwise - 7/10

    Interstellar - 8/10
    Clockwise - 7/10
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    It sounds boring (and is ;) ) but it is a good...

    It sounds boring (and is ;) ) but it is a good idea to have a direct debit or standing order putting some spare money away as savings. For the really long term (until it isn't!) put some in a pension...
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    A retro calculator. I wanted one in University -...

    A retro calculator. I wanted one in University - and I can now finally afford one :)
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    I hope you enjoy it! I've always wanted to go to...

    I hope you enjoy it! I've always wanted to go to Japan (and pick up a nice set of Go pieces and a Goban whilst I'm there ;) ).
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    Could I ask if anyone has used an e-reader for...

    Could I ask if anyone has used an e-reader for technical books? I need to buy several to read and take with me, and some sort of ereader would be much lighter! Is a kindle a good choice for this sort...
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    OK, fair enough, but personally I enjoy getting...

    OK, fair enough, but personally I enjoy getting my own back on horrible companies like that ;) TBH, I'm not sure their lawyers would be of much help - the late payment laws are written in a quite...
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    Hazel, have you seen this?...

    Hazel, have you seen this? http://www.paylate.co.uk/ You might be able to charge late payment penalties.
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    I hope the interview goes well tomorrow.

    I hope the interview goes well tomorrow.
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    The only thing that came close to flu for me was...

    The only thing that came close to flu for me was having glandular fever as a child. Similar fever, hallucinations, weakness etc. As you say, there is no comparison with a cold (the worst aspect of...
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    To be fair, the flu vaccination only protects you...

    To be fair, the flu vaccination only protects you against some strains - if things don't happen as planned, the circulating strain is the one that isn't included in the vaccination (ISTR that...
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    Having been on the other side, so to speak, I'm...

    Having been on the other side, so to speak, I'm sure she will be feeling very grateful to you for your care and affection. I know I was when I was badly ill and my wife came to the hospital, or was...
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    Another example here of no dissertation needed...

    Another example here of no dissertation needed for a first degree (Mathematics), but then we had a final year computer project that possibly replaced it instead.

    On the other hand, my wife needed...
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    Surely that is how many vaccinations work? They...

    Surely that is how many vaccinations work? They give you an extremely weakened version of the virus, or sometimes a similar-looking (to your immune system) virus. Some vaccinations are actually live*...
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    Sticky: Still arguments over a financial matter :(...

    Still arguments over a financial matter :( Grrrr....
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