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by Tizer
30 Nov 2020, 16:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2488
Views: 165591

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

Klarna's been around for a while now and I've mentioned it on here before. Just ask any youngster and they'll tell you other brands too. They're snapping it up.
by Tizer
30 Nov 2020, 16:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1786
Views: 123181

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

This is a remarkable step forward and opens opportunities for many new discoveries...
`One of biology's biggest mysteries 'largely solved' by AI' LINK
by Tizer
30 Nov 2020, 11:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1991
Views: 34748

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

You're right, Plaques,about the R value. It's really a measure to be applied to large populations by epidemiologists but isn't helpful to individuals. It's being used at present by the government so they can say `Look how naughty you've been' or `Look how clever we've been'. Stanley: `15 minutes in ...
by Tizer
30 Nov 2020, 10:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2488
Views: 165591

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

I was shocked to read in The Times that the Klarna-type unregulated lending has boomed in the lockdown periods and is now being used by all and sundry. It started with the fashion shops and was aimed at the younger customers. Now it's spread to the likes of M&S and way beyond - for example there are...
by Tizer
30 Nov 2020, 10:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2606
Views: 175752

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

People in Cornwall will say `Here we go again'. They've been exposed for centuries to boom and bust cycles based on mining various minerals. The county is world-renowned for it's great variety of minerals but the usual trajectory is: new discovery, great optimism, big spending, lots of jobs - then a...
by Tizer
29 Nov 2020, 12:29
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12438
Views: 575827

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

We've been getting surprisingly warm weather were I live, about 9 degrees C today, but it's going to get a bit colder. I wish we could swap our coolness for some of your heat! :smile:
by Tizer
29 Nov 2020, 12:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8749
Views: 362748

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Dominic Raab told Andrew Marr this morning that a deal was subject to the EU accepting the "point of principle" that the UK would require "control" over its fishing grounds after the transition. "If the EU understand that point of principle and we have some pragmatism, we can get there." We've cause...
by Tizer
29 Nov 2020, 10:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13478
Views: 521888

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is Cominic Dummings living in it?
by Tizer
29 Nov 2020, 10:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8749
Views: 362748

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The Times cartoon yesterday showed Biden sitting at the Oval Office desk and saying `Thank goodness we've got rid of him at last'. When you look carefully, past the desk, you see a pair of shoes and the end of a long red tie sticking out below the full-length curtains!
by Tizer
29 Nov 2020, 10:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1991
Views: 34748

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

There's a front page cartoon this morning showing a child facing Santa in his grotto at the local store. Santa's saying: `A child in your area has been misbehaving so I'm afraid you've all been put in the naughty category.'
by Tizer
29 Nov 2020, 10:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 939
Views: 21244

Re: Seen in the News

That's one of the reasons we decided not to get bicycles when we moved to live in town. At least we can walk to the shops, it's safer.
by Tizer
29 Nov 2020, 10:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1527
Views: 107821

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

`The carbon cost of Black Friday Sales in 2020' Dirty Delivery Report `Our calculations estimate that online shopping on Black Friday this year is predicted to release around 429,000 tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.....To put this into perspective 429,000 tonnes of carbon is equivalen...
by Tizer
29 Nov 2020, 09:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2488
Views: 165591

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

The BBC's Technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones... `Tech Tent: Is Tesla really worth $500 billion?' LINK `At the beginning of 2020, Tesla was valued by the stock market at around $80bn - and even then, sceptics thought that was a high price for a business that was barely profitable. Throughout...
by Tizer
29 Nov 2020, 09:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 939
Views: 21244

Re: Seen in the News

`How green and profitable are e-scooters?' LINK ...In the UK, the law changed in the summer to allow rented e-scooters to be used on roads, but not pavements. Parliament's Transport select committee recently called for that change to also apply to privately owned e-scooters. However in an echo of th...
by Tizer
29 Nov 2020, 09:32
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12438
Views: 575827

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I wonder if Cath and Maz are suffering from similar high temperatures? `Sydney records hottest November night on record' LINK `Sydney has recorded its hottest November night on record, with daytime temperatures of 40C on Sunday. The Australian city recorded a minimum overnight temperature of 25.4C. ...
by Tizer
28 Nov 2020, 10:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2606
Views: 175752

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

My Honda Jazz hybrid has regenerative braking. I agree with china about electric buses. Same for vans. And bin lorries. It's more important to get them electric than cars. It beats me why here in the UK we didn't set up new companies to manufacture our own electric buses and vans and already have th...
by Tizer
28 Nov 2020, 10:19
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 985
Views: 71621

Re: Wildlife Corner

Here's a threat to British wildlife. I hope they don't kill off our rare, native, freshwater pearl mussels which were sought by the Romans two millennia ago...
`Invasive quagga mussel found at Rutland Water and River Trent' LINK

Here's an article about our pearl mussels: Guardian
by Tizer
28 Nov 2020, 10:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 939
Views: 21244

Re: Seen in the News

More about QAnon and the mad lawyer lady Sidney Powell, she who was working on Trump's legal team then wasn't, and is the woman who said she wanted to `blow up Georgia'.
`The Kraken: What is it and why has Trump's ex-lawyer released it?' LINK
by Tizer
28 Nov 2020, 10:05
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5524
Views: 384521

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Two stories this morning on the same page of the BBC web site - they go well together don't they? :smile:

`Your data and how it is used to gain your vote' Data

`Algorithms: Public sector urged to be open about role in decision-making' Algorithms
by Tizer
28 Nov 2020, 10:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8749
Views: 362748

Re: POLITICS CORNER

On Today this morning...a French minister talking about the Brexit negotiations pointed out that a no-deal exit means catastrophe for the French fishing industry but catastrophe for all of British industry. Our own politicians seem to have forgotten, or ignored, the fact that our industry is already...
by Tizer
28 Nov 2020, 09:46
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12438
Views: 575827

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Gosh, it's all happening - Happy Birthday Ian and Congratulations Paulette! :smile: :drinks2: Talking of greetings...earlier this week Mrs Tiz sent an early Christmas card by air mail to her relatives in Canada. She printed the address clearly in large letters on the envelope, stuck on one of our li...
by Tizer
27 Nov 2020, 11:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1991
Views: 34748

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I'll repeat what I said elsewhere, I can't see the reason for any relaxation of any rules... As I've mentioned this morning in the Politics thread, of the 34 Tory MPs who voted against the Government in the conservative rebellion on lockdown recently, 30 of them voted leave in the 2016 EU Referendu...
by Tizer
27 Nov 2020, 10:38
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5524
Views: 384521

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I suppose this was bound to happen sometime soon...
`Amazon web outage breaks vacuums and doorbells' LINK
by Tizer
27 Nov 2020, 10:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2606
Views: 175752

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Some explanations... `How electric cars are charged and how far they go: your questions answered' LINK Have a look at the article and report what you think. I was a bit concerned about it saying `If you can find a parking space on the street outside your home you can run a cable out to it but you sh...
by Tizer
27 Nov 2020, 10:08
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12438
Views: 575827

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

It's not as old or as extra-terrestrial as some would like!...
`Utah monolith: Internet sleuths got there, but its origins are still a mystery' LINK

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