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by Tizer
20 Jul 2019, 10:19
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3203
Views: 171691

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

We've heard about how the National Gallery paintings etc during WW2 were moved for safety to a Welsh slate mine, and how the biggest paintings required a very large lorry which had to have its tyre pressures lowered to get it under a bridge. The entry to the mine was difficult as they needed to get ...
by Tizer
20 Jul 2019, 10:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3370
Views: 162299

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

As an "old nurse", Tizzy, our noses told us more about Urine than "dip sticks"!!! If it stank/stunk and was dark...and painful to pass...or if it came out of a catheter bag cloudy and foul smelling:..refer on(!) for lab tests. Infection! I have known oldies to have strokes, secondary to UTI's. It i...
by Tizer
20 Jul 2019, 09:52
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10098
Views: 436295

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Great! Make it a bright red Mercedes please! Between me posting and seeing your reply I mentioned the mystery object to Mrs Tiz and she had suggested either of the cheese brands in small packs, Babybel or La Vache Qui Rit. So if you tire of cheese slices you could put those in your lovely cow box! :...
by Tizer
20 Jul 2019, 09:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10098
Views: 436295

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Cheese squares, as for sandwiches?
by Tizer
20 Jul 2019, 09:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6790
Views: 311800

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I agree with all of that. From the very start of the Brexit `negotiations' the UK government has treated the EU leaders as an opponent who must be defeated rather than as an ally with whom we must work to achieve a satisfactory outcome. All the time, the attitude on our side has been that they are g...
by Tizer
20 Jul 2019, 09:12
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4875
Views: 353504

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

As Wendy says though Tiz the character is actually an apostrophe not a single quote so the behaviour of the spell checker is correct, space the apostrophe and it sees the word correctly. I assume you are using the character underneath the @? As stated above there is no single quote character in the...
by Tizer
20 Jul 2019, 08:57
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1462
Views: 107599

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Most scientists know that's the case so it's good the RS is making the government and the public aware of the danger. The decline of insect populations, especially bees isn't just in the UK. Here it's described in Russia and that covers a lot more bees than in the UK! `Russia alarmed by large fall i...
by Tizer
20 Jul 2019, 08:48
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 742
Views: 58826

Re: Wildlife Corner

The BBC must have seen me mention painted lady butterflies! This news web page today gives good photos of UK butterflies with succinct descriptions... `Big Butterfly Count: Which common UK species to look for' LINK Their speckled wood is a bit washed out and this shows it better: Speckled Wood Likew...
by Tizer
20 Jul 2019, 08:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10098
Views: 436295

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Cow biscuits or Bovril? :smile:
by Tizer
19 Jul 2019, 15:33
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4875
Views: 353504

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I've been using single quotes on OG for years, e.g. every time I put a BBC or newspaper headline in a post or to indicate a brand name etc, and never had the spelling error show up until the last few days. So the site used to accept single quotes with no problem. Use of single/double quotes. In my e...
by Tizer
19 Jul 2019, 10:24
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10215
Views: 493641

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

My attention was drawn by not being able to get another can of the same colour of paint to finish painting the walls of our house. They were in Dulux Weathershield Smooth Cornish Cream when we move here, same as our previous house. I bought a can a couple of months ago to make a start but didn't man...
by Tizer
19 Jul 2019, 09:36
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4875
Views: 353504

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

it's with single quotes ` ', Maz. Double quotes " " work OK.
by Tizer
19 Jul 2019, 09:33
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3370
Views: 162299

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

...(Urine infection in elderly can be serious). I won't deny that as you state `urine infection in elderly can be serious'. However, I don't know about Oz, Maz, but here there's a dawning realisation that many UTIs are being wrongly diagnosed due to the widespread use of dip stick tests. They've fo...
by Tizer
19 Jul 2019, 09:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4077
Views: 191609

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I'd not heard of a CAC Score before so looked it up to see how it worked and what was special about it. It seems to be the computer tomography (CT) scan that we are familiar with but using new fancy machines that can scan much thinner `slices' through the body. Here's a general explanation of CT sca...
by Tizer
19 Jul 2019, 09:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6790
Views: 311800

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I heard a man on Thought for the Day recounting how he was once in a car crash when driven by a bad driver. He could see the collision happening but was helpless as he was a passenger. I think he described our current position exactly. Yes, I appreciated that too. It could have been `Thought for Th...
by Tizer
19 Jul 2019, 08:54
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10215
Views: 493641

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The mock-up problem would be even greater now in the age of computer graphics. What bothers me about the rush to the Moon is that we're not yet even capable of sorting ourselves a peaceful and sustainable life on Earth. Is all this really necessary? Some such words and phrases do need to be changed ...
by Tizer
19 Jul 2019, 08:45
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 742
Views: 58826

Re: Wildlife Corner

StoneRoad, I'm glad to hear of your sighting of a greenfinch. They used to be common in many parts of the country. We saw lots when we lived in the Home Counties and plenty when we moved to Somerset in the mid 90s. But eventually they were dwindling in number and soon there were none at all. It's du...
by Tizer
18 Jul 2019, 16:13
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4875
Views: 353504

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I've noticed the same as Stanley in the last day or so... This is OK computers no problem So is this `computers no problem But this is flagged computers' no problem And this is flagged `computers' no problem By flagged I mean it's wavy underlined in red. Strange. Nothing to worry about though! :smile:
by Tizer
18 Jul 2019, 15:59
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10215
Views: 493641

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The director said that if anyone wanted proof they have traces of the Eagle making it's descent to the lunar surface that they tracked at the time directly to what became Tranquillity Base. That would probably be the bushy-bearded Tim O'Brien unless it's the new bloke who has taken over. But Tim ha...
by Tizer
18 Jul 2019, 11:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6790
Views: 311800

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Hayter didn't compare Corbyn and his office to `the Nazi regime' as was claimed by a Labour spokesman who briefed the press. She compared their behaviour to the scene in `..the film The Bunker, about the last days of ­Hitler, of how you stop receiving into the inner group any information which sugge...
by Tizer
18 Jul 2019, 11:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10215
Views: 493641

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Even now with the anniversary celebration of the moon landings I read that 20% of people believe it was all a con trick. People believe in enough ridiculous things already but YouTube is encouraging them...
`Flat Earth: why is YouTube helping spread conspiracy theories?' LINK
by Tizer
17 Jul 2019, 15:01
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2488
Views: 172357

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

In Cornwall recently I collected a couple of pebbles of magnetite (black iron oxide, Fe3O4) from a beach near the old mines and did the usual thing of putting a compass near it and sensing its attraction for iron. I could detect a slight attraction. It had me thinking how people are given the wrong ...
by Tizer
17 Jul 2019, 14:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6790
Views: 311800

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tripps, that video was good - I wonder if a similar one has been done based on Trump? :smile:
by Tizer
17 Jul 2019, 14:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10098
Views: 436295

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I was thinking the same with the metal pointed stud at the end although the conventional hammer type with a handle would be more efficient. The pointed stud might be enough. I remember a lecture by a glass expert where he placed a sheet of glass on a clean table and stood a heavy weight on it. Of c...

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