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I haven't used my laptop for nearly three weeks - and IntelligentAnswers is the only site that has suddenly been branded with a little red triangle and an exclamation mark saying 'Not Secure'.
Why is that?
As you can see, I'm ignoring it for the present - but I'd still like any thoughts you can muster as to why IA is suddenly deemed 'Not Secure'.  Any ideas?
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There's increasing evidence that older fathers may be the root cause of Alzheimers disease . Are there statistics kept about fathers' age at time of (physical) conception?

Sorry Cosmos but I can't find any source of statistics showing father's age at conception being important...but I did find find this National Public Radio site in the USA.  It says that there are many other more important factors that shape a child's mind than the father's age...and it discusses them a bit.  So relax, Cosmos.  No matter how old your pappy was, you probably have nothing to worry about!  Probably.  wve

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/02/26/283081784/more-hints-that-dads-age-at-conception-helps-shape-a-childs-brain?t=1559409818425
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Geography / Re: Where can I cross the Atlantic by bridge?
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 01 June, 2019, 06:10:57 PM »
Go straight to the top of the class, Ecollen!  In Argyle it it is.

And here are two little known side facts - the cosy little Clachan bridge over the Atlantic in Argyle was designed well over 220 years ago by none other than that great man himself, Thomas Telford.

But the really bad news is that, as any reader of the Scotsman newspaper can tell you, this beautiful little bridge has cost the Isle of Seil the best part of half a million in subsidies and grants.  That's because despite the Isle of Seil having been linked by the bridge to the Argyle mainland for the past 226 years (since 1792 in fact) the government body that decides these things has suddenly decided the Isle of Seil is actually no longer an island and deserves no island subsidies.

Things obviously grind exceedingly slowly in Scotland. I think Scotland deserves Independence!

https://www.scotsman.com/news-2-15012/bridge-over-the-atlantic-proves-to-be-island-s-undoing-1-1496735
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Interesting answers as always Cosmos and Tecspec.  I must admit that I was a bit surprised (no, totally amazed!) at finding myself agreeing with Tec's election of Maggie Thatcher as the one and only British MP who who would have kept this Brexit issue from uncoiling like a swamp monster...but I can just see her rolling up her sleeves and wading into the EU instead of  thinking of leaving it.

And as for you Cosmos, well you have me at a definite disadvantage. I simply do not know enough about your three candidates...the Japanese PM Abe Shinzo, plus Mark Rutte of the Netherlands and Jacinda Ardern.   

I have of course vaguely heard of them all but know little in any real depth about them (yet) although like the rest of the world I have been massively impressed by Jancinda Ardern's humanity and sincerity of hugs during the recent Christchurch bombing atrocity.

I shall google more on them all. In the meantime, thank you both for both your extremely thought provoking answers. It's good to know there may still be hope for the world, even if it is not to be found anywhere near Westminster!
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Food and drink / Re: Is red wine more fattening than white wine?
« Last post by Cosmos on 23 May, 2019, 09:08:52 AM »
A lot depends on metabolism . The alcohol in wine decreases food absorption so either would have that effect . The calories in the wine itself could be used up more easily if one made you more active than the other . Red wine is known to decrease plaque in blood vessels so it would be healthier in that respect . The same substance in red wine that does that is also found in soy sauce .
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They are few and far between but I'd pick the Japanese PM who the Japanese Foreign Ministry would prefer you call Abe Shinzo .

In Europe I'd pick Mark Rutte of the Netherlands .

In Australasia only Jacinda Ardern stands out .
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Food and drink / Re: Is red wine more fattening than white wine?
« Last post by tecspec on 22 May, 2019, 10:23:55 AM »
I wouldn't think it would make any difference. More likely to be whether its a dry or sweet wine.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Are there really more sheep than people in Scotland?
« Last post by tecspec on 22 May, 2019, 10:19:26 AM »
Oi!!!  lmao
watch what you're saying about the Welsh!
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British politicians at the moment are all idiots. They seem to be incapable of making a decision.
I can't think of one world leader that really stands out as being an humanitarian or have their populace at the heart of everything.

One thing I know for sure is that if Maggie was still in charge we wouldn't be in this dire situation. I don't think she'd have even agreed to the referendum in the first place.
She may have been hated by many but she got a lot done. (by the way I'm not a conservative and can only speak from how I remember those days)
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There's increasing evidence that older fathers may be the root cause of Alzheimers disease . Are there statistics kept about fathers' age at time of (physical) conception?
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