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by Tizer
19 Feb 2018, 10:09
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 50
Views: 7106

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Have you accounted for curvature of the Earth? :smile:
by Tizer
19 Feb 2018, 10:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7006
Views: 294076

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

My cousin is having big problems with a floor covered in Kardean vinyl wood-appearance tiles. They had them laid in an extension on plywood on the concrete floor. Damp patches soon appeared and it all had to be taken up. CH pipes were in the concrete but not sheathed. They were replaced properly and...
by Tizer
19 Feb 2018, 09:52
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 822
Views: 65715

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

The two Ronnies. Fork handles or four candles! :laugh5:
by Tizer
19 Feb 2018, 09:49
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3082
Views: 200436

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

We're planning a new low wall in our back garden and wanted something natural and local. The builder (who lives a couple of streets from us and comes with excellent recommendation) is going to source stone from a small family-owned quarry at Williton, 15 miles from here. It's New Red Sandstone, from...
by Tizer
19 Feb 2018, 09:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7988
Views: 318356

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I still think it's for opening cans of tuna! Perhaps during the accountants' lunch hour. :extrawink:
by Tizer
19 Feb 2018, 09:38
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8384
Views: 367128

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This is an interesting article by the BBC's David Shukman about mining the ocean floor. He gets a bit carried away at the beginning with the story of Howard Hughes' Glomar Explorer drilling ship being sent to raise a Russian nuclear sub in 1974 but read on and you get a good description of what's go...
by Tizer
18 Feb 2018, 16:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 50
Views: 7106

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

If it were the continuously welded rail now used in the UK it wouldn't buckle - well not unless the temperature rose to 59C. The rail is stretched then welded together under tension, so it can accommodate most temperature change without buckling. But I suspect that's not the answer to your puzzle!
by Tizer
18 Feb 2018, 11:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2512
Views: 132813

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I've just replied to your second message Ian. I didn't know there were any for me - does the software no longer flag up messages when they arrive?
by Tizer
18 Feb 2018, 11:09
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3738
Views: 281344

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Blimey we've got to the stage where we need all that just to boil a pot of water! :surprised:
by Tizer
18 Feb 2018, 11:00
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 822
Views: 65715

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Some comments from the Diary in Saturday's copy of The Times... Kentucky Fried Chicken has advertised for its first `legal trainee' and had 600 applicants. The KFC legal director used the LinkedIn web site to tell unlucky rejects that she couldn't provide individual feedback but left some useful gen...
by Tizer
18 Feb 2018, 10:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4909
Views: 231293

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I made an error and should have written Czech agent instead of Russian agent in my post. The present Czech Security Service has supported Corbyn and stated that the spying claims against him are untrue and that he wasn't aware of any links with spying.
by Tizer
18 Feb 2018, 10:33
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2279
Views: 127093

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Thanks, I'll take care and make sure the magazine's off my Sten next time I go out on the motor bike! (That reminds me, I must take those detonators out of my coat pocket too.) :extrawink:
by Tizer
18 Feb 2018, 10:28
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1211
Views: 84287

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

A memento to pickle in formalin and place on the mantelpiece perhaps? I wonder if the US President's doctor would do the same should the said president die in office? :extrawink:
by Tizer
18 Feb 2018, 10:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2512
Views: 132813

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

China, what's the Chinese for bluetooth?
by Tizer
18 Feb 2018, 10:21
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: Ancestry DNA Results
Replies: 9
Views: 89

Re: Ancestry DNA Results

It's strange that the blog article doesn't mention that the Normans were descended from Scandinavians, so Scandi genes came with them, not just with the Vikings. And that raises the question "What exactly is meant by `Scandinavian ethnicity'? Is it distinguished from Norman ethnicity? it's a fascina...
by Tizer
18 Feb 2018, 10:03
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8384
Views: 367128

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I'm glad your probate has been sorted. That was done for my father-in-law's estate late last year after the passage of what seemed like a geological era but not all the money has been released yet. A portion has been withheld until Revenue & Customs can completely finish their checks and computation...
by Tizer
17 Feb 2018, 12:03
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7988
Views: 318356

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Part of a pencil sharpener?
by Tizer
17 Feb 2018, 12:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8384
Views: 367128

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Lovely account David, you should write more for us, I find your outlook on life very refreshing and envy you parts of it. I'll second that. I sympathise with his car park experience because we've been fooled by similar splitting of a level into two different levels with the same number. Another car...
by Tizer
17 Feb 2018, 11:41
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2279
Views: 127093

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

In that Wikipedia link I noticed this image. It was captioned as a partisan with a Sten gun in Paris in 1944 and is said to be a staged photo. But look at that soldier with his gun and where he's pointing it, straight at the partisan's leg - it makes me want to shout "He's behind you!" :extrawink: h...
by Tizer
17 Feb 2018, 11:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4909
Views: 231293

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I see the Telegraph is doing its best to put the knife in Jeremy Corbyn with all this `commie spy' business. When you consider the extent of Russian interference in news and their extensive dirty tricks operations why should we believe what a former Russian agent says about one of our political lead...
by Tizer
17 Feb 2018, 11:11
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 822
Views: 65715

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Clever man, Bob. He knows there are no pockets in a shroud but also knows there's an advantage to money in the bank!
by Tizer
17 Feb 2018, 11:04
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: THE GREYSTONE INN
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: THE GREYSTONE INN

Thanks for that link, Plaques. I love the stories and dialect, and didn't know about that web site. It's heaven in the midst of all this Brexit stuff. I've been rocking with laughter for a while already! :laugh5:
by Tizer
16 Feb 2018, 10:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8384
Views: 367128

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

What's your Deputy Prime Minister been up to Maz?
`Australian government ministers can no longer have sexual relationships with staffers' LINK
by Tizer
16 Feb 2018, 10:39
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8384
Views: 367128

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I'm hiding under the table! :laugh5:

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