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by Tizer
22 May 2019, 09:07
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4706
Views: 351059

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Thanks Pluggy, that's useful to know. :smile:
by Tizer
22 May 2019, 08:59
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9803
Views: 432828

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

My first suggestion is that the photographer was leaning slightly the other way.
My second is that the tower is recovering from the pull of the the rest of the building that has been demolished.
by Tizer
22 May 2019, 08:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9963
Views: 490169

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I suppose people who will believe what Andrew Wakefield and the MMR deniers say will also believe what the owners of these web sites claim... `Bleach peddled as 'miracle' autism cure on YouTube' LINK `Hundreds of videos that promote bleach as a cure for autism have been discovered on YouTube. The su...
by Tizer
22 May 2019, 08:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6503
Views: 308515

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley, the European Parliament states: `The ballot paper lists the parties' names (and their candidates under the party name), and any independent candidates. Put a cross next to the party or independent candidate that you wish to vote for.' LINK As it says `..the party or independent candidate..'...
by Tizer
21 May 2019, 09:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4706
Views: 351059

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

This will probably interest the techie types, it has a lot of detail...
`Huawei's microchip vulnerability explained' LINK
by Tizer
21 May 2019, 09:35
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9963
Views: 490169

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

It's good to see that the man who is inheriting the Penrose Estate manor house is going to set up a charity to help people in nearby Helston and Porthleven. The estate land is now National Trust and open to the public for walking. It's a beautiful place with a large lake between Helston and the coas...
by Tizer
20 May 2019, 09:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6503
Views: 308515

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Industry, the infrastructure, both physical and social, and society itself are crumbling around their ears but they 'Carry On' like good loyal soldiers. Last night we watched the final episode of Dan Snow's `Empire of the Seas' about the history of the Royal Navy. He described the sinking of HMS Vi...
by Tizer
20 May 2019, 08:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1911
Views: 146430

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

It hasn't slipped past us, Plaques. We've come to regard it as normal and don't bother to comment! :extrawink:
by Tizer
19 May 2019, 14:49
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9803
Views: 432828

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Wendyf wrote:
19 May 2019, 11:39
Please, please can we have a couple of topics safe from politics? :beg:
Sorry if you took it the wrong way Wendy, it was meant to be funny, not political. If we don't joke about Brexit we'll let it defeat us. :smile:
by Tizer
19 May 2019, 09:58
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 473
Views: 35244

Re: Gardening

Plaques, have you got any wood turner friends who'd like a bit of beech? I presume there are some good bits.
by Tizer
19 May 2019, 09:49
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3088
Views: 168887

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

There was also Bath brick used for scouring and polishing and sourced, not from Bath, but from the waters of the River Parrett estuary at Bridgwater, Somerset. LINK The boatmen would beach their barges at low tide, shovel the clay mud into the boat, then wait for the tide to come in and carry them b...
by Tizer
19 May 2019, 09:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9803
Views: 432828

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It's the EU holding the body of UK after it succumbed to Brexit.
by Tizer
19 May 2019, 09:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 449
Views: 42627

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

Agreed. All that poverty isn't going to be solved by Brexit and we've wasted 3 years in the meantime.
by Tizer
19 May 2019, 09:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6503
Views: 308515

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I don't think Stanley's criticising Corbyn's policies so much as expressing a widely held concern that Labour might sacrifice the nation to Brexit in order to get in power itself. BBC web news: `Writing in the [Sunday Times], Lord Heseltine reveals he will back the Liberal Democrats on Thursday - th...
by Tizer
19 May 2019, 09:13
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9963
Views: 490169

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

What grabbed me yesterday was something Len Deighton reports in his book 'Fighter'. Describing the Luftwaffe approach to recruitment he says that Goring ensured a high standard of recruit by making sure that pay, uniforms and accommodation were excellent. Goering's heightened concerns for the well-...
by Tizer
18 May 2019, 15:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 449
Views: 42627

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

Unfortunately we don't have a control experiment to show how things would have gone after the credit crunch if a different party had been in power. Party supporters will always say their lot would have done better but we never really know, every situation is different, no two crises are the same and...
by Tizer
18 May 2019, 11:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1156
Views: 91123

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Did you hear those Radio 4 15-minute episodes about how the coal industry knew about the danger of CO2 causing climate change back in the 1950s. They admitted it was happening but nobody did anything about it.
by Tizer
18 May 2019, 11:35
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 426
Views: 16213

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Stanley wrote:
18 May 2019, 02:27
High quality colour print, I wonder who financed it?
Aaron Banks, perhaps? He funded Farage.

Ian, it's always amusing here to see we are voting for candidates for `The South West and Gibraltar'! :smile:
by Tizer
18 May 2019, 11:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 449
Views: 42627

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

Food Banks didn't exist until the Tories came into power.. That's stretching the argument a bit too far! :smile: The `poverty' problem may have existed before the Tory policy but has only become more widely noticed with the advent of the food banks. In other words, it might have been there before b...
by Tizer
18 May 2019, 11:24
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6040
Views: 297963

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Amine compounds formed in wine, e.g. histamine, can cause headaches and sleep problems, and even affect blood pressure. They are formed by a natural bacterial fermentation which happens faster in less acid wines. White wine is more acidic than red so it contains less of the amines. The process has p...
by Tizer
17 May 2019, 10:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9803
Views: 432828

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I agree with Kev and guess that they would be described as compound millstones but I suspect you're looking for a fancier name than that! Is it the name for the type of rock or for the place of origin? I suppose they could be small pieces because they were recycled from a building wall.
by Tizer
17 May 2019, 10:26
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Replies: 426
Views: 16213

Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Big Kev wrote:
17 May 2019, 06:56
The shop on the corner of Park Road/Rainhall Road had the ceramic golliwog band in the window a couple of weeks ago, I believe it sold very quickly...
Probably bought by Tommy Robinson while he was in Barlick to wind up Stanley by putting that leaflet through his letterbox. :laugh5:
by Tizer
17 May 2019, 10:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6503
Views: 308515

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The fact that Boris Johnson is even mentioned as a possible candidate for PM illustrates just how dire the political situation now is in the UK. It will be our Trump moment if he ever gets to be PM. Nicola Sturgeon expects to have another Scottish independence referendum and to win it. If that happe...
by Tizer
17 May 2019, 10:10
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1351
Views: 107271

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

We all instinctively knew this but at least there is now sound evidence...
`Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'' LINK
by Tizer
17 May 2019, 10:08
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9963
Views: 490169

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The Looney Raving Monster man (or however he described himself) probably wasn't using his real name either! :smile: The amount of plastic waste washed up on these islands is mind boggling - and there's much more that has become buried out of sight under the sand. There was also a report last week of...

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