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17:02 UK time, Thursday, 25 October 2012

What's this?! Patrick Howse lives in a house? Can anyone find a more generic determinism?
Jinja, Edinburgh

Cindy Gallop, an advertising executive turned web entrepreneur, has set up a site which compares the "porn world" with the "real world" of sex. Yep, that name sure sounds appropriate.
Rob Falconer, Llandough, Wales

J Paul Murdock (Wednesday's letters) I expect a piano will fit into most modern houses, unless there is a particularly awkward corner just inside each door. But perhaps the more interesting question for the Keeper of Monitor Weights and Measures is how many pianos fit in an Olympic swimming pool, and would the "piano" be useful as a unit of volume. Say what you want about electronic keyboards but I'm sticking with my flute and bagpipes. I'll get my shepherd's plaid.
Greg, Cumbria

Following on from all the talk of unwanted pianos, my friend had owned an upright ever since she bought her first house. Subsequently married and expecting her first child, the inevitable move to a larger property meant leaving behind her prized piano. Improvements to the old house had included new doors, and the thing would no longer fit through. I don't know who was more devastated - my friend, or the new home owners when they found most of the hallway still occupied!
Shiz, Cheshire, UK

If you know where to look you can still find a single (if somewhat out of date) page of Ceefax being broadcast - hopefully it will continue to be overlooked for quite some time. And, it's proved somewhat comforting to have during the withdrawal process.
Martin, Hemel Hempstead, UK

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