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by Tizer
29 Mar 2020, 10:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11902
Views: 466705

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No Gloria, not a sniper's rifle.
by Tizer
29 Mar 2020, 10:04
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11377
Views: 523173

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

New ones have built-in batteries and specify that the unit must be replaced after X years, I think it might be 7 years.
by Tizer
29 Mar 2020, 10:01
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Spam email
Replies: 208
Views: 23286

Re: Spam email

Mobile phone technology is being used to track Covid-19 in various countries LINK and it's also being used somewhere to detect people out and about who shouldn't be - I think it might have been Singapore.
by Tizer
29 Mar 2020, 09:49
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11902
Views: 466705

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You're correct that it's a larger calibre than standard. What else can you tell us? The type and use?
by Tizer
29 Mar 2020, 09:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1658

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Maz, keep in mind that the accuracy of the covid-19 infection test kits is unknown. If it's as good as those for influenza (which is the most similar type of kit) the accuracy will be no more than 50-70% and they can give false positives and false negatives. So basically they may not be much use. Th...
by Tizer
29 Mar 2020, 09:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1658

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Except that to be on list 3 your health is already seriously compromised. Yes, leukaemia is an example. This is the list on the UK Government web site: LINK *People falling into this extremely vulnerable group include: *Solid organ transplant recipients. *People with specific cancers:- people with ...
by Tizer
29 Mar 2020, 09:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10785
Views: 431398

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue, you mentioned the ferry a few posts back. If you are going to travel check the web site of your breakdown assistance provider. We use Green Flag and they've sent us a couple of emails detailing changes to the services at the moment due to Covid-19.
by Tizer
29 Mar 2020, 09:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11902
Views: 466705

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Give this one a try. What's special about this photo?

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by Tizer
29 Mar 2020, 08:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11902
Views: 466705

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Yes, she gets it right even when the person who posted the object doesn't know where it is! :laugh5:
by Tizer
29 Mar 2020, 08:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7957
Views: 333987

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Some wise words from Scotland...
`SNP urges UK government to 'hit pause' on Brexit due to coronavirus' LINK
by Tizer
28 Mar 2020, 16:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1658

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

They're already in action... `National Lottery Community Fund frees up £300m to help charities with Covid-19 crisis' LINK `All National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) funding decisions in the next six months will be devoted to responding to the Covid-19 crisis. This involves up to £300m of funding. N...
by Tizer
28 Mar 2020, 16:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10785
Views: 431398

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Life is getting busy here. Two of my U3A classes are now online, creative writing and Art. My Thursday morning art is also planning on going online... Mrs Tiz's U3A geology meetings have stopped - all those rocky places out there but she can't visit them. Mind you, she has plenty of other things on...
by Tizer
28 Mar 2020, 11:12
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11377
Views: 523173

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

You have our sympathy - we always have difficulty getting back to sleep after a loud disturbance.
Do the mains operated ones not have a button to press to switch them off like the battery ones do?
by Tizer
28 Mar 2020, 11:07
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4115
Views: 178108

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

The clocks go forward tonight! :smile:
by Tizer
28 Mar 2020, 11:06
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1877
Views: 109109

Re: GOOD TV

If any of you haven't seen this TV programme then take note of the 4 episodes here... `Age of the Image' LINK (Note that the four episodes shown across the web page are in reverse chronological order - start with the one on the right.) Documentary series in which art historian James Fox explores how...
by Tizer
28 Mar 2020, 10:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2263
Views: 154386

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

I've just seen a pig fly past my window! :extrawink:
by Tizer
28 Mar 2020, 10:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10785
Views: 431398

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Thanks to some help from Panbiker and Kev we had our first WhatsApp session with my cousin and her husband today. That's going to help in these unusual times. :smile: You do know that you can do a video call as well Tiz if you wish? Yes, I assumed that was what WhatsApp is all about? :smile: Maz, u...
by Tizer
28 Mar 2020, 10:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11902
Views: 466705

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I thought about lifting cannons up to the fort on Shirley Heights but didn't suggest it because I thought they would be too heavy for that object.

The new object - an ex-naval gun emplaced in a coastal bunker. For a wild guess - from HMS Rodney or HMS Nelson?
by Tizer
28 Mar 2020, 10:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 188
Views: 1658

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

More likely it's because everybody is fully occupied in trying to get us out of the present emergency and trying to develop vaccines and antiviral drugs. We've said earlier that much of that food stockpiled by panic buyers will probably end up as waste. Now there's a different but related problem. T...
by Tizer
28 Mar 2020, 10:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1389
Views: 97228

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

`Coronavirus: Lockdowns continue to suppress European pollution' LINK
by Tizer
28 Mar 2020, 10:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7957
Views: 333987

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This article is full of interesting graphics... `Coronavirus: A visual guide to the economic impact' LINK I'm sad to see Johnson, Hancock and Witty have now got the covid virus and I hope they have only mild symptoms. They're getting criticism from some quarters for having carried on working but the...
by Tizer
28 Mar 2020, 10:10
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11377
Views: 523173

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

These photos will brighten anyone's day...
Scotland landscape photos
by Tizer
27 Mar 2020, 16:12
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1338
Views: 96583

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

A friend of mine works as a bank teller and told me "Gee, I was frightened when this guy came in wearing a mask until I realised he just wanted to rob us".
by Tizer
27 Mar 2020, 16:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 453
Views: 6869

Re: Seen in the News

There's also a report in the US of a man caught trying to blow up a hospital. LINK
by Tizer
27 Mar 2020, 15:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2263
Views: 154386

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

`Buying and Selling Homes during this stay-at-home period' Gov.uk

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