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    Smallest, most direction antenna

    I wish I had better advice for you but antenna theory is hard - I have a telecommunications degree and we touched on it literally for one exam question in one topic on a subject about digital transmission. Antenna theory is a fairly well-established field so few people study it any more, as the people who know about it are enough to supply the industry with expertise. If you're setting up a transceiver system you usually just assemble it from off-the-shelf parts from dedicated vendors. Having said that, you can keep multiplying or dividing your antenna length as much as you want - I just don't know how, or how quickly, that affects the transmission/reception. Speaking of that, do you need the antenna to transmit, receive or both? I'd try to get better advice from someone like these guys: https://www.solidsignal.com/fm-directional-antenna-th.asp
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    Bullying: The risk with 'accepting differences'.

    Fenn, I agree with what you're saying but my comment was literally just based on my experiences. I don't rationally or ethically justify. It's just a product of observation. I don't like it and I'd rather a different solution. It just appears to me to be the only one that's really worked well. E.g. I had a new starter in an office - a kid straight out of high school who had been bullied in school and was sick of putting up with it. People ribbed him in the office in precisely the same way that they ribbed me and each other. But he, being overly sensitised by his experiences, became offended and tried to push complaints up the management chain, which just made people decide to bully him for real. I, having been on both sides of the game, tried to advise him that it was possible to get along with these people, just to laugh at himself along with them and take opportunities to make fun in return. He flatly refused and caused himself a lot of grief for years. But, he eventually matured and now he can both take and give a joke and is (and really always has been) one of the best people you could know.
  4. Considering that every rule society makes is imperfect, and therefore shits on someone's head to some degree, I think that's inevitable. Society shits on my head all the time and I just have to put up with it. Much of it is actually justified, for the common good. E.g. if speed limits were increased to match my driving ability, there would be more accidents amongst dumbarses who don't drive as well as me, productivity would drop and that would affect my well being. So I just have to put up with being shat on WRT how fast I'm allowed to drive. Either I drive slower than my ability allows or I constantly accumulate speeding tickets. *shrug*
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    Israel did it.

    But the most important thing to remember is that Jews are human, and humans are fucking dumbarses. There's the end of every conspiracy theory right there...
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    Israel did it.

    Jeez, you had me until, "Alex Jones". (So not long then.) There really is enough wrong with the world that you don't have to make extra shit up about it.
  7. "Society" is never going to be very accurate about what it does and doesn't accept. I mean it's just crowd-sourced ethics. Yes, some obviously fat people will be a picture of health, internally, and some people with perfect BMIs will be half dead with terrible lifestyle choices. *shrug* Society can still have an overall positive effect by telling people to aim for a decent BMI.
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    There are several jurisdictions in Australia that use their own money. Also BarterCard comes to mind. I used to be a member of that for my own business.
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    The BIade of The Poisoner

    Damn, I assumed OP was soon after the radio programme itself.
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    Bullying: The risk with 'accepting differences'.

    Bullying is bad, and should never happen. Having said that, it remains true IME that if you want to avoid being bullied, join in on the game and give as well as you take, and learn to take a joke. So many bullying experiences seem to escalate to that point because someone made a silly, unimportant, lame joke at someone's expense, and the 'victim' got overly sensitive about it and that caused the bully to go all in. Yes, the minor bullying should not have happened in the first place, but instead of indignation, verbal warnings, and then official complaints to management or a teacher, having a laugh along with it just seems to be the far better option.
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    The BIade of The Poisoner

    Oh. What does this mean? " Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio"
  12. Shame and peer pressure are similar things. They both work really well in certain contexts. I'm not sure this is one of them - I have no idea - but is the alternative to tell people it's perfectly fine to be unhealthy?
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    What legislation?
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    The BIade of The Poisoner

    Wow, I've never read any Douglas Hill other than his Keill Randor series - which remains one of my all time favourite sf storylines, even though it was meant for "young adults". I'll give this a go.
  15. LOL, I might be able to get help with my maths homework in a high security mental hospital, but I have more productive options elsewhere.