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Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Oct 2021
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    We get through 125g bags of Woofs dried sprats, which seem to be considered high value, and the smell certainly gets his attention. They're about 3 quid from Waitrose and last a good while.

    Their fish skin chews are popular too, but they work out much more expensive given he'd be happy with 3 or 4 tiny (but pungent) sprats.

    Thrive dried duck are also popular, and their liver treats are properly high value so mostly for training or reinforcement (also I vaguely remember you can get too much vitamin A from overdoing liver, but I can't remember if it's a problem for dogs or only pregnant women).

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    FTSE Global All Cap has an OCF of 0.23%, so it might be cheaper to do it manually if you really just want something like FTSE 100 (0.09%), Europe ex UK (0.12%) and the S&P 500 (0.09%).

    I guess it depends how much you want to sink into Japan, APAC and miscellaneous other (developing or whatever), which do have higher fees.

    Whatever you do I'd just set it up once and leave it alone, if you're going to want to keep rebalancing then just choosing the global fund is probably more sensible.

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    They're not zero now, and I think we would have heard if all five hundred companies in the S&P folded simultaneously, so: yes, it's a glitch.

    Perhaps you managed to look at it just as they were updating the reference price, or while one component was down or something.

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    It's CPU-dependant: you want the ones ending with G or GE:

    https://www.amd.com/en/processors/ryzen-­with-graphics

    and I think most of the relevant motherboards have graphics support, but it's worth checking, and they may not have the largest range of connections. I don't know how it works if you're just using it for headless RDP.

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    Thanks, that's just the wife's affectionate nickname for me ;D

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    The picture looks more like Bolbitius titubans - specifically the glutinous cap surface matches that better than the Leucocoprinus birnbaumii described in the article.

    You'd have to check the gills etc. to be sure though, I am not an expert etc. etc.

    Anyway, whatever useful work the mycelium might be doing in the soil, the mushrooms are just dumping spores into your air. I'd probably get rid of them even if they're not the poisonous ones.

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    I may well give up before that last level on the oil platform. I hate to think how many tries that took the first time round.

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    I expect they hold up better with the updated controls than they do keyboard-only in DOSBox.

    It's funny, I remember the levels well enough, I've just been spoiled by WASD+mouse.

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    You can find the manual in the GOG client under Extras and, for some reason, Additional executables.

    Yeah, it's weird which memories come back and which don't - I've figured out some things (or found them in the manual), but I still don't know how to select two or three members of a four-person squad. I can do just one, and I can do everyone (it's the little bar in the middle).

    IIRC shoot is right-click, but you have to select a weapon first.

    I tried re-playing the original Doom a while ago, and have no clue how I ever ran & strafed fluidly with the cursor keys and Alt.

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    The Bullfrog ones that were free on GOG?

    There's a manual. I had to read it. I still feel like I'm missing something, and don't remember how to use the Intelligence, Perception and Adrenaline sliders properly.

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