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by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 16:54
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3579
Views: 182519

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Some of these developers are morons...
`Chester's Roman wall collapses after digging work' LINK
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 16:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7731
Views: 331042

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've just seen this on the BBC site...
`Iran plane crash: Khamenei defends armed forces in rare address' LINK
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 16:51
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Landline Telephones
Replies: 28
Views: 497

Re: Landline Telephones

We have call screening and the telephone preference registration but these are coming from new numbers all the time and are international and therefore not covered by TPS.
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 16:49
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11251
Views: 458653

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Nice try Wendy, but no. :smile:
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 14:46
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2640
Views: 179209

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Having read today's Bob's Bits I had to look up `armigerous': `..entitled to use a heraldic achievement (e.g., bear arms, an "armour-bearer") either by hereditary right, grant, matriculation, or assumption of arms. Such a person is said to be armigerous.' (Wikipedia). Other reading forced me to look...
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 14:37
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Landline Telephones
Replies: 28
Views: 497

Re: Landline Telephones

At that rate it'll be free by March! :smile: We've had more scam calls. A repeat of this mornings Amazon Prime call and two which flash up as International but show an 0203 number. A quick web search showed lots of folk are getting scam calls with London numbers but come from overseas due to spoofin...
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 14:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11251
Views: 458653

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Good thinking! But nowt to do with those... :smile:
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 10:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7731
Views: 331042

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Rebecca Long-Bailey has moved into the lead in the latest poll for the Labour leadership. BBC featured Keir Starmer tonight on the National News. It will be interesting to see who they feature next. Quoted as `..with the knife-edge final run-off putting her on 51%, ahead of 49% for Sir Keir'. Has a...
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 10:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2341
Views: 161188

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

The Indonesia figures surprised me too. Also, the information shows how coal production, consumption, import and export is complicated and difficult to disentangle with respect to emissions etc.
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 10:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 255
Views: 4011

Re: Seen in the News

Another strange and dangerous weather phenomenon is the lightning that bounces and kills someone miles away from the thunderstorm. That reminds me, did you see the news story the other day of the big chemical plant explosion in Tarragona, Spain? Two men were killed. One was at the plant, the other w...
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 10:38
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Landline Telephones
Replies: 28
Views: 497

Re: Landline Telephones

Just had a scam call from a recorded woman's voice telling me that my Amazon Prime account is about to be terminated. Press 1 to speak to a member of Amazon's staff. More likely press 1 to get all my personal details scammed! :smile:
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 10:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4432
Views: 202258

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

What strikes me is that if an amateur like me can see this clearly, why couldn't the doctors do the same thing? As I mentioned above, they've been blinded by the smokescreen of apparently technical information put out by the pharma companies, so much that (conveniently for the companies) our busy, ...
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 10:23
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3874
Views: 174322

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

The great thing about bleach is that bacteria and viruses can't develop resistance to it! :smile:
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 10:12
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1580
Views: 111697

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

`Giant jet engines aim to make our flying greener' Aircraft design
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 10:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11022
Views: 517368

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I agree with your conclusion about intimidation, Plaques. It's the same with tail-gating. Mini-roundabouts are also a problem, especially ones at T junctions on main roads. A Y layout is better but with the T layout there's a tendency for drivers on the cross bar of the T shape, where it has a road ...
by Tizer
17 Jan 2020, 09:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11251
Views: 458653

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

In the UK is correct and it would have been a public (council) building originally (but not Library or Council Offices). Not a lecture hall and not involved with education. As for the windows, it's an early 19th Century building but the whole of the frontage was given new windows to give a unified a...
by Tizer
16 Jan 2020, 16:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11251
Views: 458653

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 12:51
.. Someone put another up!
OK, where and what is this building?

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by Tizer
16 Jan 2020, 12:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11251
Views: 458653

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Mrs Tiz suggests it's something to do with the dairy - put ice in the tubes then lower it into the milk to cool it.
by Tizer
16 Jan 2020, 11:52
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11251
Views: 458653

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Going on from Gloria's suggestion, how about a `hot seat' for use in cold weather? You pour hot water into the tubes then sit on it! (well, it was just a thought!).
Or is it an early prototype Slush Puppy maker?
by Tizer
16 Jan 2020, 11:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10242
Views: 425095

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Happy Birthday, Sue, and Happy 50th Engagement Anniversary too! :smile:

Great poem, Plaques, well done. :good:
by Tizer
16 Jan 2020, 11:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2341
Views: 161188

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

The continuing fires in Australia and Scott Morrison refusing to believe climate change is happening prompted me to look in more detail. at the country's production and export of coal. It led me to the web site of the Reserve Bank of Australia and this page which has a large amount of economic data ...
by Tizer
16 Jan 2020, 11:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7731
Views: 331042

Re: POLITICS CORNER

In Iran the man who shot the video of the missile hitting the plane has been arrested and `will face charges related to national security'. Iran
by Tizer
16 Jan 2020, 11:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 255
Views: 4011

Re: Seen in the News

These kids must had a shock!
`Students escape gym as microburst tears down wall' LINK
by Tizer
16 Jan 2020, 10:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4432
Views: 202258

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

GPs are subjected to a flood of marketing literature from the pharma companies, often camouflaged to look like scientific information and advice. They see this rather than the science behind the new drugs. The companies often tell us that their drugs are so expensive because of the high cost of rese...
by Tizer
15 Jan 2020, 16:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11251
Views: 458653

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Sweeps up horse dung from the streets? Mind you, with a bowler hat on he might be one of those millionaires that don't let on that's what they are!

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