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Paul Russell voted up Dan Banks' answer

I'd love to meet Thom Yorke from Radiohead. The first question I'd have to ask him would be, "How on earth did you manage to write Paranoid Android?"

The complexity and depth of that song has always blown my mind, and I have no idea how such a fractured and irreglar song flows so beautifully and … Read more

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Paul Russell answered Dan Banks' question

Is the site static? Have you thought about using something like Squarespace? It gives you drag and drop page editing, loads of nice looking templates etc, so it's a good way to get something up and running quickly. As an example and to give you an idea of what's possible, my brother runs his music … Read more

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Paul Russell commented on Jason Gregson's answer
Just to add to this, the primary reason TCP/IP (as opposed to say UDP/IP) is that it provides guarantees that data (a) is delivered (usually), and (b) is delivered in order, even when network connections are a bit shaky, or when data is being routed across multiple links at the same time. This capability is … Read more
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Paul Russell commented on Kathryn Wright's answer
I think it works okay in Ireland actually - the premiums are low enough that most can afford them, and I think there's some state support if you can't. It wouldn't surprise me if that's where we get to in the UK eventually. I couldn't tolerate a US style system where if you're sick before … Read more
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Paul Russell answered Anonymous' question

Another take on this, which isn't so much about our use of the formula, but instead about its very existence.


The equation (The 'mass energy equivalence' equation), discovered by Albert Einstein, explains (amongst other things) the energy released in nuclear fusion and fission reactions like those that power our Sun.

If this formula didn't exist, there would … Read more

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Paul Russell voted up Yo Kass' answer

This is a great question!

I believe mathematics is the foundation of the world around us, so picking one equation that has proven to be "the most important" is tough.

I guess the first equation that comes to mind is the Pythagorean theorem. It is the basis of trigonometry, and possibly … Read more

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Paul Russell commented
I have to say, I'm a rank beginner on SEO. I'm using Google Keyword Tool, which is probably not the best thing out there, but it's enough to get you going! I'll come back and add more as/when I find them!
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Paul Russell answered

A good Search Engine Optimisation agency will help you understand what your customers are searching for in the first instance. The terminology you use to describe your product, service or content is often not actually what people are searching for on Google/Bing/DuckDuckGo.

The trick with SEO is finding the right tradeoff. You need to target terms … Read more

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Paul Russell voted up Kathryn Wright's answer

The two main issues with insurance are:

  • Insurance fraud
  • The way it is sold

What is the inefficiency associated with identifying fraud in the insurance industry?

Thousand of pounds could be saved on the part of honest insurance clients, if it was not for the thousands of people who claim fraudulently - or worse, don't have insurance. They therefore … Read more

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Paul Russell commented on Kathryn Wright's answer
Not sure if you're aware Kathryn, but the 'tax' option is very similar to how health insurance works in Ireland. Effectively everyone pays the same, regardless of their health, and it all averages out. I guess in principle you could apply the same approach to other types of insurance (i.e. legally enforced equal premiums for … Read more