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by Tizer
25 Mar 2019, 10:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6243
Views: 301877

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I just heard that Jacob Rees Mogg and Boris Johnson are going to Chequers this afternoon for 'tea'. That should help. :smile: And I see from the newspaper front pages today that Mogg took mini-Mogg with him (perhaps as his advisor?), IDS arrived in a Morgan sports car with the top down (the aggress...
by Tizer
25 Mar 2019, 10:41
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9571
Views: 425996

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Someone should start a campaign to get a nasal repair for poor old Horatio! :smile:
by Tizer
25 Mar 2019, 10:37
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9776
Views: 481193

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I heard today from one of my former science colleagues in New Zealand. He told how the best known industrial and academic chemist in NZ had died recently and there was a very big turnout for his funeral at the University of Otago. He had a big family and many colleagues and friends and was much like...
by Tizer
24 Mar 2019, 10:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6243
Views: 301877

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Takes too long Tiz and would not be conclusive. Why not just rescind Article 50? That gives all the time in the world for 'debate'. Cheaper as well..... As you know, from the outset I've been wanting the government to do a U-turn but whenever it's mentioned it gets the responses `It's undemocratic'...
by Tizer
24 Mar 2019, 10:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9776
Views: 481193

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

In case anyone (like Farage) tries to tell you it's just bots and Russians driving the numbers up... `Why bots probably aren't gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition' LINK Kev, it's the same as when Gina Miller made the legal challenge against Brexit in late 2016. She faced a torrent of abuse and threa...
by Tizer
24 Mar 2019, 09:54
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1400
Views: 105188

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

I agree with your request for `a bit more investment into sorting out the problems of Planet Earth' - in fact I'd say we need lot more. But to be fair, what we are learning about the other planets is helping us better understand how Earth works. This discovery will blow the minds of palaeontologists...
by Tizer
24 Mar 2019, 09:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9571
Views: 425996

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

plaques wrote:
24 Mar 2019, 09:29
...you may smile at the possible relationship of Council offices and this place.
Sewage pumping station, perhaps! :smile:
by Tizer
23 Mar 2019, 10:12
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1069
Views: 87973

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

They conveniently forget that there are 27 other countries in the EU that have to be satisfied. We are only one country and we can't make a decision in nearly 3 years.
by Tizer
23 Mar 2019, 10:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6243
Views: 301877

Re: POLITICS CORNER

At last I'm hearing more politicians saying what they really think - how can any of the Brexit outcomes be better than what we already have as a member of the EU? How can anyone think it's democratic to carry on with this Brexit process when it has turned out to be so different to what the voters we...
by Tizer
23 Mar 2019, 10:00
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1400
Views: 105188

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Our assumptions about Venus are being over-turned...
`Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world' LINK
by Tizer
23 Mar 2019, 09:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1120
Views: 89608

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

At least Sir David is doing his best for us...
`Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary' LINK
by Tizer
23 Mar 2019, 09:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3760
Views: 184826

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Our fingers crossed too!

Remember how I've ranted about big pharma in the US pushing opioid drugs on prescriptions and making millions of people addicts? This is the family that owns the major company involved...
`Is this America's most hated family?' LINK
by Tizer
23 Mar 2019, 09:54
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9776
Views: 481193

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

4,033,204 as I write, the biggest response ever. I read something about this a week ago in the newspaper. A lady had returned to the village where she was born and raised and found big trees covered in nets. Developers had done it to prevent birds nesting so they could be allowed to chop them down. ...
by Tizer
23 Mar 2019, 09:47
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4575
Views: 346474

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

It's all in a day's work for family history buffs. Unfortunately a lot of gravestones have been vandalised and others have been taken down because of H&S concerns when they were leaning. Sometimes the people who took them down left them lying face down or leant facing towards a wall, which is disres...
by Tizer
22 Mar 2019, 14:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9571
Views: 425996

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Talking of tungsten, the recently re-opened wolframite mine at Drakelands near Plymouth has run into difficulties and the police were called due to a dispute with creditors. The owners, Wolf Minerals, are having to look for extra funds.
by Tizer
22 Mar 2019, 14:04
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4575
Views: 346474

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I suppose you're right Pluggy, I'm just expecting too much from the old one! Tizer, was it the cemsearch site or genes reunited? It was cemsearch, I can't recall ever using genes reunited. I don't know if cemsearch is active any more - it was run by a couple who would park up their motor caravan in ...
by Tizer
22 Mar 2019, 13:57
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9776
Views: 481193

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tizer wrote:
21 Mar 2019, 11:31
`Brexit: Revoke Article 50 petition crashes Parliament website'
It's back up again now... LINK
by Tizer
21 Mar 2019, 11:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6243
Views: 301877

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Now if I were a conspiracy theorist I might suggest that the site has been deliberately crashed by Brexiteers. But I'm not, so I won't. :smile:
`Brexit: Revoke Article 50 petition crashes Parliament website' LINK
by Tizer
21 Mar 2019, 11:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1120
Views: 89608

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Climate change makes all these extreme events worse...
`Cyclone Idai: Flying over flooded Mozambique' LINK
by Tizer
21 Mar 2019, 11:38
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9571
Views: 425996

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Are these the star drills of which you write on the Faulty Drier thread? :smile:
by Tizer
21 Mar 2019, 11:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9776
Views: 481193

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Brexit has worsened that. Is that what we are seeing now? Scammers and hacking just one symptom. Curiously, yesterday we got several emails trying on the business type of scam - invoices attached, payment demands, HMRC messages and so on. I wouldn't be surprised if it was prompted by the latest Bre...
by Tizer
21 Mar 2019, 11:21
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4575
Views: 346474

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Stanley, I thought that was the more likely explanation, but routers do go off at times due to loss of power supply to the house. We used to have that frequently when we lived in the village but fortunately bot enough breaks in quick succession to freak out the router. The ISPs tend to warn people a...
by Tizer
20 Mar 2019, 10:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6243
Views: 301877

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It's a great shame that the majority of the public fails to see that the real reason for Brexit is to fulfil the dreams of Tory right wingers, to allow them to run the UK in their own sweet way. The public thinks it's Britain `taking back control' but it's really the right wingers taking control of ...
by Tizer
20 Mar 2019, 10:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8558
Views: 392111

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

PanBiker wrote:
20 Mar 2019, 09:47
We have had quite alen on the arch in our front plot.
I read that the first time as `We have had a quiet alien on the arch in our front plot.' haha! :smile:
by Tizer
20 Mar 2019, 10:26
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4575
Views: 346474

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

A tip if you ever need to contact technical support, see if they have a chat facility, it's a lot less stressful than the phone and you get an automatic transcript of both sides of the conversation. :extrawink: I'll second that and it's also a good idea to write your introductory information into a...

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