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by Tizer
20 Sep 2018, 15:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2895
Views: 158817

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

We've got our flu jab appointments this Saturday at the surgery. It's like a military operation - I'm booked for two minutes at 10.14am. You're told to have your sleeve rolled up ready before you go in. There'll be lots of us oldies zapping back and forth across the waiting room. :extrawink:
by Tizer
20 Sep 2018, 15:20
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 950
Views: 79193

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Nicola Sturgeon on hearing the result of the EU summit in Salzburg: `Taking the UK off the "Brexit cliff edge" without an agreement would be the most irresponsible thing any PM has done in a very, very long time'.
by Tizer
20 Sep 2018, 15:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5533
Views: 274744

Re: POLITICS CORNER

`Donald Tusk: Theresa May's Brexit trade plan won't work' LINK `Theresa May's proposed new economic partnership with the EU "will not work", the head of the European Council has said. Donald Tusk said the plans risked undermining the EU's single market. He was speaking at the end of an EU summit in ...
by Tizer
20 Sep 2018, 09:44
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2171
Views: 154030

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Diverging a bit here but when Mrs Tiz's mother had an ice cream cornet she would never eat what she called the `pokey hat', the tip of the cornet. She'd once got to that bit and found a wasp in it! :smile:
by Tizer
20 Sep 2018, 09:08
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1303
Views: 96315

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

It gave me grubby shirt collars even in the 1980s!
by Tizer
20 Sep 2018, 09:06
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 578
Views: 49826

Re: Wildlife Corner

They're gathering in `murmurations', the large flocks that you see on TV nature programmes, and flying to an overnight roosting site. They begin in autumn and the flocks get bigger as the weather gets colder. The bad weather will have prompted them to head for locations safe from predators.
by Tizer
19 Sep 2018, 16:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2895
Views: 158817

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Ironically I was never taught Latin yet I've been using Latin words throughout my science career and in my hobbies and continue to do so. I know nothing about Latin Grammar but I'm brim full with Latin words. You can't get far in biology and geology without absorbing Latin words. Oh, and some Greek ...
by Tizer
19 Sep 2018, 11:39
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2716
Views: 137465

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Most newspaper ink used to be based on petroleum solvent but now uses soybean oil together with additives which can include waxes. So the rubbing off is not because the ink `isn't dry' in the sense of free of water but is due to the oil and wax.
by Tizer
19 Sep 2018, 11:30
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1303
Views: 96315

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

...talking about smoke! `Air pollution linked to dementia, London study suggests' LINK `Air pollution may be linked to an increased risk of developing dementia, research in London has suggested. A study shows a link between the condition and exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and toxic air particle...
by Tizer
19 Sep 2018, 11:22
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: WSR 1940s Days
Replies: 15
Views: 129

Re: WSR 1940s Days

Nerds rule, OK! If only we could get more people interested in such things there would be fewer wars. They'd spend their time arguing details over a beer instead of shooting or bombing each other.
by Tizer
19 Sep 2018, 11:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2895
Views: 158817

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I'm glad you've got rid of the cough and cold, Ian. ...I remember handing them in at reception, slight lack of communication? Many of the problems in the NHS are due to shortage of staff and are likely to become worse if we can't bring in as many staff from overseas. At the same time we have people ...
by Tizer
19 Sep 2018, 08:59
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 350
Views: 34865

Re: Mobile Phones

`Millions overcharged for mobile contracts' LINK
by Tizer
19 Sep 2018, 08:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1678
Views: 133481

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

`Sainsbury's-Asda deal faces investigation' LINK
by Tizer
19 Sep 2018, 08:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5533
Views: 274744

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I was brought up in a council house in Blackburn but it wasn't on an estate, it was a group of 6 semis far from any `council estate'. These small groups of council houses usually seemed to be free of trouble. Some of my relatives lived in a small terraced cottage on the other side of town next to th...
by Tizer
18 Sep 2018, 09:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5533
Views: 274744

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've been saying all along that the simple answer is for the government to exercise its powers and responsibility and declare that Brexit is the wrong route to take and that we should stay in the EU. The majority of MPs agreed that we should stay in. But I usually got the response "We can't go back ...
by Tizer
18 Sep 2018, 09:24
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3962
Views: 321367

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

This is an example of something that irritates me. When I got the Samsung tablet recently I immediately muted the sound but yesterday it was back on although neither of us have touched the sound settings since. Our digital radio gets updates and sometimes that changes settings too. `Google admits ch...
by Tizer
18 Sep 2018, 09:19
Forum: Photography
Topic: Photography Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 370
Views: 34222

Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Plaques, Stanley and I both have a Canon Powershot 620 which easily fits in a pocket but is very versatile with a wide range of settings. You'd appreciate the anti-vibration function on modern cameras too.
by Tizer
17 Sep 2018, 11:24
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Spam email
Replies: 91
Views: 15229

Re: Spam email

I still have a letter from the 1990s that was sent to my father-in-law. It's a classic of the `Nigerian scam' genre. Perhaps I ought to frame it! :smile:
by Tizer
17 Sep 2018, 11:21
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: WSR 1940s Days
Replies: 15
Views: 129

Re: WSR 1940s Days

They obviously get a lot of fun out of their re-enactment hobby and bring pleasure to the onlookers. It's a shame some people might be offended but I can understand the feelings of those who were directly affected by wartime experiences. Did you see the TV programme where model aircraft fanatics set...
by Tizer
17 Sep 2018, 11:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1190
Views: 95782

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

When I was editing food safety news in the 1990s through to the early 2000s there were frequent malicious food contamination events with `foreign objects' in food products (and in pharmaceuticals) but then it died down. I wonder if this is just one of the now infrequent events which happens to have ...
by Tizer
17 Sep 2018, 10:29
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1303
Views: 96315

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

At least he's in fashion, Tripps. The bosses and founders of the California tech companies are telling us to cut down our use of smartphones. There's the boss of the big pharma company that made a fortune selling the opioid drug that caused a massive addiction problem in the US who is now about to m...
by Tizer
17 Sep 2018, 09:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2895
Views: 158817

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Stanley wrote:
17 Sep 2018, 03:01
Is someone who is a carrier less likely to be subject to the infection?
By definition, if you are a carrier you are infected but you don't show symptoms of the infection.
by Tizer
17 Sep 2018, 08:55
Forum: Photography
Topic: Photography Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 370
Views: 34222

Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

It's lovely - lots of knobs, buttons and dials instead of having to rely on screen menus. And is that a flip-out screen I see on the back. My Canon G11 has one and it's great! :smile:
by Tizer
17 Sep 2018, 08:53
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3962
Views: 321367

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

...There is also the suspicion that some bank details leaks come from inside the banks themselves. Is this just the tip of a very large iceberg? I sometimes think that the consumer is at high risk. (I don't think this is a conspiracy theory) The problem of leaks from inside the banks themselves is ...
by Tizer
17 Sep 2018, 08:44
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: WSR 1940s Days
Replies: 15
Views: 129

Re: WSR 1940s Days

Thanks for positive comments, Stanley and Nolic. Whippy, don't get `confused by the 1940s events', just chill out and enjoy them. The events at the stations on the WSR line were packed out with folk enjoying themselves while also learning a bit more about railways and the war. On Saturday evening th...

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