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by Tizer
13 Sep 2019, 09:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10361
Views: 439678

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Cilia?
by Tizer
13 Sep 2019, 09:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1990
Views: 148269

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

You know it's bad when you have some claiming that we're going into a recession, even depression, and other simultaneously saying there's no chance of a recession. :scratchhead:
by Tizer
13 Sep 2019, 09:06
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108520

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

By advanced I mean that we have much more control over our environment and more ability to modify it to suit our species. I'm not saying that is a good thing in moral terms but it is success in terms of evolution. What happens in the future is anyone's guess - if the world changes dramatically we mi...
by Tizer
13 Sep 2019, 08:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2289
Views: 157756

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

`Why your smart meter may not be so smart after all' LINK
by Tizer
12 Sep 2019, 15:12
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2543
Views: 173706

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

In most parts of the world humans in the past have been much attracted to gold but there is one group that wasn't - Australian aborigines. Gold nuggets were lying about on the ground when Europeans first got there. They had no attraction for the aborigines. When Europeans first went to South and Cen...
by Tizer
12 Sep 2019, 14:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10470
Views: 497950

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

`Big Carl: World's biggest crane starts work at Hinkley Point C' LINK
by Tizer
12 Sep 2019, 10:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108520

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

I don't expect life forms signficantly more advanced than us to be trying to contact us any more than we'd try to talk to bacteria. Evolution doesn't progress at a steady pace, it accelerates; likewise technological progress. In a few hundred years, humans (if any there still are) probably wouldn't ...
by Tizer
12 Sep 2019, 10:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2543
Views: 173706

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

White quartz pebbles have always fascinated humans. Collections are often found associated with Bronze Age and earlier settlements.
by Tizer
12 Sep 2019, 10:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9599
Views: 408491

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

There are plenty of earthquakes in Australia: LINK
by Tizer
12 Sep 2019, 10:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7065
Views: 316863

Re: POLITICS CORNER

...Corbyn himself cannot call a referendum unless he becomes Prime Minister, ie: wins a general election. If , a big if, he wins, a referendum is on his promise list. So why is Watson sticking his oar in? To muddy the waters at Corbyn's expense or to position himself as a potential Labour leader by...
by Tizer
12 Sep 2019, 09:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4174
Views: 193651

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I hope the latest missile hits target and does the job. :smile: There's news today of the latest iPhone having a pattern of holes on the case that causes trypophobia. I hadn't heard of this so followed a link to find this 2013 article. It's a fascinating story... `Deadly animal markings offer clue t...
by Tizer
12 Sep 2019, 09:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108520

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Moving them is not the most difficult bit, you need to do it in small batches or get some strong friends to help. It's the careful packing to prevent damage that takes ages, especially with fine crystals. Oh, and we mustn't forget the poisonous minerals containing arsenic, mercury etc which need to ...
by Tizer
12 Sep 2019, 09:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 47
Views: 684

Re: Seen in the News

More evidence of how gullible people can be - and why we shouldn't make big decisions based on referendum results! `'Red mercury': why does the myth persist?' LINK `For centuries rumours have persisted about a powerful and mysterious substance. And these days, adverts and videos offering it for sale...
by Tizer
12 Sep 2019, 09:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1990
Views: 148269

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

Yes, words fail me too - it's bad enough that it's happening but how on Earth did we get to this state of affairs? How can such things get started and continue and nothing is done about it for ages? It's so common now that individuals and organisations think it's OK to start what are effectively une...
by Tizer
11 Sep 2019, 09:09
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2543
Views: 173706

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

If I went there I'd be even more tempted to sneak away with a pebble if taking them is banned! :extrawink:
by Tizer
11 Sep 2019, 09:05
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3536
Views: 164946

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Here's a different type of household tip... :smile:
`Are you going to the toilet wrong?
`If you're sitting on the toilet watching this then stop! Here's why you should try squatting instead...' ' LINK
by Tizer
11 Sep 2019, 09:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4174
Views: 193651

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

One of the reasons that people are getting addicted to these opioid drugs in the UK (and perhaps in the US too) is that doctors now prescribe them on a standard routine of, say, `Take one 3 times a day, every day', so people are continuously taking a high dose. It would be better to advise patients ...
by Tizer
11 Sep 2019, 08:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108520

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

It was difficult enough packing up my rock collection and shifting it when we moved house and I'm glad I don't have this one to deal with! :surprised:
`Cambridge museum's 150-tonne rock collection moves to new home' LINK
by Tizer
11 Sep 2019, 08:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1990
Views: 148269

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

This problem was raised in the newspapers last week and now Martin Lewis is campaigning to have it stopped. UCAS is actually promoting high-interest loans from a private business directly to students. Many students think they are government loans and don't realise the big differences. `Martin Lewis ...
by Tizer
10 Sep 2019, 15:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1251
Views: 93075

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

...until someone comes along and shows proof that the present theory is wrong and other scientists can replicate the results. :extrawink:
by Tizer
10 Sep 2019, 14:57
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10470
Views: 497950

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

PanBiker wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 12:23
I think you have embedded the wrong URL in your link Tiz.
Thanks for that, Ian. I've corrected it in my original post and here it is again: LINK

Great news about the buyer, Kev! :smile:
by Tizer
10 Sep 2019, 10:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7065
Views: 316863

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've just read that Dominic Cummings has a `tapestry room' in his Islington townhouse which has hangings from Chillingham Castle, the Northumberland seat of his father-in-law, Sir Humphry Wakefield. I wonder what Sir Humphry thinks about his son-in-law? :smile:
by Tizer
10 Sep 2019, 10:20
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1183
Views: 91232

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

We had a bit of discussion on OG recently about `right wing' newspapers. I defended The Times, saying I thought it was the most balanced of the lot. This weekend Rose Wild, who writes the paper's feedback column, described how they get lots of letters accusing them of being biased to the right or to...
by Tizer
10 Sep 2019, 10:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1251
Views: 93075

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

The report about the arctic tours ship being stuck in ice has provided the climate change deniers with a great opportunity to flood the Web with comments. Here are photos and information about the ship itself: LINK
by Tizer
10 Sep 2019, 09:30
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2543
Views: 173706

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Plaques, perhaps they used these pebbles called `lalaria'...but they'd be in trouble now if they took them away to vote! :smile: LINK

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