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by ficklefiend
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Homeopathy rage
Replies: 82
Views: 1255

Re: Homeopathy rage

Only just found this thread...ficklefiend, are you aware that the NHS (or, more precisely, the Government) are currently reviewing their opinion of homeopathy? There was a Government report last summer, I remember (I'll see if I can find it), that basically said to the homeopathers: "we think it's ...
by ficklefiend
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Dutch to ban tourists from coffee shops
Replies: 20
Views: 327

Re: Dutch to ban tourists from coffee shops

From what I can tell, people will lick the inside of a sewer pipe if they thought it would get them high. Legal, illegal, it just pushes people in different directions for supply. Did I hear that there is some eastern European country where it is legal? It would certainly be a quick way to draw in t...
by ficklefiend
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Homeopathy rage
Replies: 82
Views: 1255

Re: Homeopathy rage

Unless you are worried about passing and need every mark, I would just put a big, fat X through the question and write "none of the above: homeopathy is bullshit" underneath. but maybe that's just me... :hehe: Umm, well my entire career hinges on passing this one, and four years of university was p...
by ficklefiend
Tue May 31, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Homeopathy rage
Replies: 82
Views: 1255

Re: Homeopathy rage

Feck wrote:Answer the questions as if you were a homoeopath and write a little note in the Margin (be creative maybe a little picture too ).
Yes, their "form" so far this year has been to ignore your request, fuck what you think and take your money. I wouldn't risk the marks by answering honestly!
by ficklefiend
Tue May 31, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Homeopathy rage
Replies: 82
Views: 1255

Re: Homeopathy rage

Yes, my reaction coming across this was "What answer are they looking for?" "Are they trying to test my knowledge of homeopathy seriously, or catch me out scientifically correctly?" Which is not what you want to be asking yourself in an exam! They do say any misleading questions can be pulled out af...
by ficklefiend
Tue May 31, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Homeopathy rage
Replies: 82
Views: 1255

Homeopathy rage

Honestly it's a red flag to a bull with me. I wish I could be more level and calm and cooly argue people out of their ideas about it, but even a mention of 30c of this or that send me into wild-eyed, frothing-at-the-mouth fury. Sigh. Look what I came across in one of my passed papers (I am sitting m...
by ficklefiend
Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Video Gaming
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1005
Views: 34661

Re: What are you playing now?

Fallout New Vegas - Until you hit the strip, it's dull. Exploration seems clunky compared to F3, although this might just be unfamiliarity with the whole thing. We'll see. One problem is that compared to F3, the weapon models/textures look like a fart. I was playing that when my xbox broke and assa...
by ficklefiend
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: California's new lightbulb rules...
Replies: 33
Views: 348

Re: California's new lightbulb rules...

btw, this is the UK Health Protection Agency advice for a broken one: Ventilate the room Wipe the area with a damp cloth, place that in the plastic bag and seal it Sticky tape (e.g. duct tape or similar) can be used to pick up small residual pieces or powder from soft furnishings and then placed in ...
by ficklefiend
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: California's new lightbulb rules...
Replies: 33
Views: 348

Re: California's new lightbulb rules...

Maybe the chance is likelier with kids, but they don't seem to break nearly as often as the old ones, I've certainly never dealt with a broken one. The old ones had a habit of going "pop" when they were done. I've always used a mixture of normal and energy saving bulbs, whatever comes to hand. I don...
by ficklefiend
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: The Wilder Web
Topic: Dawkins sues Josh Timonen
Replies: 1002
Views: 58310

Re: Dawkins sues Timonen

AHAHAHAAAHAHAHAAAAA

Sorry, I realise you guys are probably over the initial reaction stage so many internet years after the news, but I am not.

HA!
by ficklefiend
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: General Serious Discussion & Philosophy
Topic: Women: employment or child care?
Replies: 48
Views: 1463

Re: Women: employment or child care?

Thinking Aloud wrote:(Hi FF!!!) :biggrin:
(Oh hai thar!) :biggrin:
by ficklefiend
Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: General Serious Discussion & Philosophy
Topic: Women: employment or child care?
Replies: 48
Views: 1463

Re: Women: employment or child care?

The good thing about pharmacy is it can be quite flexible. If I stick with it I can always work as a locum, although it's less desirable as a job (you rarely spend more than one day in the same place in a row) you either work for yourself and take on what you want/can, or work out a part-time rota w...
by ficklefiend
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Language, Culture & Anthropology
Topic: The great British fish and chip shop
Replies: 34
Views: 2756

Re: The great British fish and chip shop

So far from my random sampling, Northern Irish chips very good, but fish rather poor. (and you have to specify battered sausage.. as if one could want any other kind?) Frozen fish.. Now THAT'S blasphemy. Also, "chippy" is a silly word for a shop, when every right thinking person knows it's a "chippe...
by ficklefiend
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Your public services (U.K.)
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Your public services (U.K.)

Our local council failed to apply for millions of pounds of government funds they were entitled to (they forgot to apply in time :shock: ) They then spent almost all of the budget allocation for road repair on a fund to pay damage costs for all the cars they break . They have been selling off asset...
by ficklefiend
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Penn and Teller? WTF?
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: Penn and Teller? WTF?

If you happen to agree with their stance on the topic, it's hilarious. If you don't, it's desk-gnawingly arrogant and inaccurate.