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by Tizer
25 Feb 2021, 10:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9052
Views: 418627

Re: POLITICS CORNER

China's list looks impressive until you take into account there are over a million large companies worldwide. It's an example of selecting only data that suit your proposition. Fancy a job as a politician, China? :extrawink:
by Tizer
25 Feb 2021, 10:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5333
Views: 265982

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Well done, Col, it's good to hear that news! :smile:
by Tizer
25 Feb 2021, 09:54
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14112
Views: 613765

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You hook it over a ladder and hang a bucket off it when working on a chimney?
by Tizer
25 Feb 2021, 09:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1163
Views: 32236

Re: Seen in the News

A commendable project but I'm not sure the use of the word `selfie' is appropriate here. There's no mention in the article about the work done in Africa using thermal imaging from drones to locate and identify animals including elephants in the wild. That was done at night by adoption of the methods...
by Tizer
25 Feb 2021, 09:43
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12789
Views: 663742

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Lovely video, Tripps, thanks for posting it. :smile:

Perhaps our Aussie members can answer this question for the BBC?
`Have Australians fallen out of love with Sydney and Melbourne?' LINK
by Tizer
25 Feb 2021, 09:40
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 698
Views: 59624

Re: Mobile Phones

Wow, perhaps I'll be rich when I get my payback!..Oh, hang on...only £30 per person...
`UK 4G smartphone owners may be due £480m pay-out' LINK
by Tizer
24 Feb 2021, 10:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2637
Views: 63801

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Last time we had a car alarm go off was first thing in the morning and it was parked on our drive, when we lived in the village. Rushed out but there was no-one around, the car hadn't been tampered with, there was no wind, nothing to explain it. The cause? We'd taken part in a moth trapping exercise...
by Tizer
24 Feb 2021, 10:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9052
Views: 418627

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Can you imagine the response from the anti-5G lobby, the anti-vaxers, QAnon, Piers Corbyn, libertarians etc etc!
by Tizer
24 Feb 2021, 10:06
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3074
Views: 222106

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

On another matter... I heard a report about quarantining travellers in hotels and noted once again the fact that 'the government is working at pace on this'. We seem to get fashions in the language used by the spin doctors... The use of `at pace' seems to have suddenly gone ballistic. I heard Hanco...
by Tizer
24 Feb 2021, 09:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2572
Views: 182406

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

I still can't see the logic behind bitcoins. I suppose it's like paying millions for diamonds which are simply bits of carbon without any intrinsic value! Or Dutch Tulip bulbs! Turn that on it's head China: When you go to the bank and get money out of your savings account it's like paying millions ...
by Tizer
24 Feb 2021, 09:30
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5644
Views: 422639

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

This seems strange...perhaps it's aliens trying to contact us! :extrawink:
`Apple users targeted by 'mysterious' malware' LINK
by Tizer
24 Feb 2021, 09:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1163
Views: 32236

Re: Seen in the News

Cathy, thanks for those Facebook images. I understand the background but still can't see why simply posting a link on Facebook to a story on a newspaper's web site (like I post links on OG to BBC stories) should incur the wrath of the newspaper bosses and make them demand to be paid. The links will ...
by Tizer
23 Feb 2021, 17:00
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2202
Views: 133600

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Spot on! :good:
by Tizer
23 Feb 2021, 16:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2637
Views: 63801

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I'm glad somebody enjoyed it! :extrawink:
by Tizer
23 Feb 2021, 16:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14112
Views: 613765

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It might be your pic but that doesn't matter to Google. The Google Reverse Images search will match it easily to similar ones on the web. You and I are caught out with that! Beaten by AI! :smile:
by Tizer
23 Feb 2021, 11:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2572
Views: 182406

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

Stanley wrote: 21 Feb 2021, 03:55 I listened to that report and it's horrifying isn't it. I bank with HSBC and listened to their totally inadequate response to this.
It sounds like they're withdrawing to Hong Kong and China. You might find yourself using the same coins and notes as Chinatyke! :smile:
by Tizer
23 Feb 2021, 11:14
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 4102
Views: 226840

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

The railway milk tankers had an internal vitreous enamel coating too. An interesting little side fact...I've never seen one but there were twin tank versions. It could be two narrow cylnidrical tanks lying side by side the length of the wagon or two short tanks, normal diameter, one behind the other...
by Tizer
23 Feb 2021, 10:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2637
Views: 63801

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I had to learn how to drive the car again yesterday when I ferried Mrs Tiz to the vaccination centre. I sat in the car reading the paper for 10 minutes but when she returned and tried to open the passenger door it was locked. I hadn't put on the central locking. I pressed the unlock button on my doo...
by Tizer
23 Feb 2021, 10:48
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2202
Views: 133600

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Nice one Kev...and there's extra in it for Pratchett fans like me and Plaques - he'll recognise unintended references in that to at least two Discworld characters! :smile:
by Tizer
23 Feb 2021, 10:40
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14112
Views: 613765

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I wonder if the owner of those chewed his fingernails as well as his tools? :extrawink:
Turning ivory?
by Tizer
22 Feb 2021, 16:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2637
Views: 63801

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Mrs Tiz vaccinated this morning and so far nothing but a slight ache in the arm. We've both registered our interest today in taking part in the `Active Monitoring of the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines Study' Covid vaccine safety study It's looking at whether people have side effects, and what they are,...
by Tizer
22 Feb 2021, 10:16
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5644
Views: 422639

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Ping 10 ms, down 48.83 Mb/s, up 17.95 Mb/s here.
by Tizer
22 Feb 2021, 10:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2637
Views: 63801

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The folk that are actually spreading it are the younger end who are all still walking around as they of course are bullet proof. They may not have symptoms but they can still have the potential to be Typhoid Mary's. I've never forgotten your `fester balls of infection' description of kids from your...
by Tizer
22 Feb 2021, 10:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9052
Views: 418627

Re: POLITICS CORNER

`Call for inquiry into Carrie Symonds' influence in No 10' LINK A conservative think tank has called for an independent inquiry into Boris Johnson's fiancée, Carrie Symonds, and her "possible influence" in government. The Bow Group said No 10 needed to clarify her position after reports in the media...
by Tizer
22 Feb 2021, 09:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2572
Views: 182406

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

Now the universities may be unwittingly allowing money laundering... `Money laundering fears as universities accept £52m in cash: Institutions are accused of laying a welcome mat for criminals' LINK `Universities have been accused of inadvertently facilitating money laundering after a Times investig...

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