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by Tizer
22 Jan 2019, 15:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5981
Views: 293100

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The BBC has posted the following article from its Reality Check team and they are always worth reading to get the full facts on an issue.
`Brexit: What is Labour's customs union policy?' LINK
by Tizer
22 Jan 2019, 15:13
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9530
Views: 467352

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

We have what might be a unique Russell Hobbs electric kettle. When it's standing facing to the right you can read the vertical scale showing number of cups. When it's facing to the left you can't read the scale because the one on that side is upside down! It wasn't worth taking it back to the shop, ...
by Tizer
22 Jan 2019, 10:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9215
Views: 411853

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Does it incorporate a ventilation shaft? (I haven't looked at the spoiler.)
by Tizer
22 Jan 2019, 10:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3584
Views: 177302

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I might not be saying much on here but Mrs Tiz and me are thinking about those of you fighting your health problems and wish you all get the best outcomes. Onwards and upwards! :smile:
by Tizer
22 Jan 2019, 10:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5981
Views: 293100

Re: POLITICS CORNER

`Labour calls for vote in Commons on holding second referendum' LINK `Labour has said the Commons should be able to vote on whether to hold a second referendum in an amendment the party submitted on Monday night to Theresa May’s Brexit update...' At last...Oh, hang on a sec... `...the carefully word...
by Tizer
22 Jan 2019, 10:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1076
Views: 87087

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

We knew that Greenland's glaciers were dumping increasing amounts of ice into the sea and contributing to sea level rise but now we find that the ice sheet itself is melting inland and flowing away as rivers to the sea. `Greenland's ice melting faster than scientists previously thought' LINK `Greenl...
by Tizer
22 Jan 2019, 09:55
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4321
Views: 339354

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Pluggy and Ian, thanks for your efforts to keep us afloat in choppy waters! :smile:

Perhaps the chickens are coming home to roost for the social media/tech companies...
`Amazon, Apple and Google face data complaints' LINK
`Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads' LINK
by Tizer
22 Jan 2019, 09:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1795
Views: 141173

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

The Times reported on Saturday that HMRC were fining people for `late payment' in advance of the payment deadline. Accountants had spotted it and contacted the newspaper. HMRC denied it. Now HMRC have admitted it's true - I suppose another case of `a blip on the system'! `HMRC error hits early-filin...
by Tizer
21 Jan 2019, 09:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5981
Views: 293100

Re: POLITICS CORNER

She has not changed her mind and on the contrary is blaming the failure of her 'attempts to get cross party support by conference calls' on Jeremy Corbyn, it's all his fault. Exactly. That's why I said he should have taken the opportunity to meet with her. Also he would have had a chance to pick up...
by Tizer
21 Jan 2019, 09:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1795
Views: 141173

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

`Card surcharges: Customers charged hundreds illegally' LINK
by Tizer
20 Jan 2019, 16:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5981
Views: 293100

Re: POLITICS CORNER

“Fear under the Tories, or hope with Labour” – Tom Watson’s speech at Fabian conference LINK
Perhaps deputy leader Tom Watson would make a better Labour leader than J Corbyn.
by Tizer
20 Jan 2019, 11:59
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9530
Views: 467352

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote:
20 Jan 2019, 03:21
97 year old.... Did I hear a report yesterday that he had been see driving without a seat belt since the accident?
Later, indeed I did. The police say they have spoken to him.....
Yes...The Duke of Hazard, perhaps? :smile:
by Tizer
20 Jan 2019, 11:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5981
Views: 293100

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Thanks for the view of JC's letter to TM, Ian, but I wish he had done as T Blair suggested he should - surely it would have been better to have gone into No.10 and met with TM, then come out, stood on the steps of No.10 and told the reporters something like "She won't budge but we can come up with a...
by Tizer
20 Jan 2019, 11:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2304
Views: 163747

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Huguenots...They seem to have been involved in a lot more than the oft-quoted lace and silk making, as suggested in this web page: `Nonconformist and Protestant thinking shaped the development of Great Britain following the Reformation. During the Industrial Revolution, Britain was at the forefront ...
by Tizer
20 Jan 2019, 11:26
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9215
Views: 411853

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I'd say it's a platelayer's hut but I don't know what Kev's ghost post said! :smile:
by Tizer
20 Jan 2019, 11:24
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2861
Views: 159564

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Soap isn't what it used to be. Mrs Tiz bought me a bar of Aleppo soap for Christmas (there must be a hint there) that she saw at a Christmas market in Wells. It's a traditional product in the Middle East and made from olive oil and bay laurel oil. There's information here and some photos of the trad...
by Tizer
20 Jan 2019, 11:15
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1374
Views: 102462

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

The ice core story that I posted above got me searching for more information about glaciers. This is a great article from the British Antarctic Survey explaining how ice cores are used to study CO2 and methane levels in the past: LINK The methane curve is particularly interesting because this gas is...
by Tizer
19 Jan 2019, 12:34
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4321
Views: 339354

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Eric `Winkle' Brown claimed that he survived aircraft accidents because he was shorter than average. Some of his colleagues were killed due to their head being closer to the cockpit canopy.
by Tizer
19 Jan 2019, 12:31
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2304
Views: 163747

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I like the thought that Tripps might be descended from a dancing tripe dresser! :smile:
by Tizer
19 Jan 2019, 12:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3584
Views: 177302

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Gadoteric acid is a large molecule consisting of a ring of 4 amino acids with a gadolinium (Gd) atom at its centre. The ring is a chelating agent which binds the Gd and makes it water-soluble and thus suitable for distribution through the blood circulation. (A bit like a haemaglobin molecule has an ...
by Tizer
19 Jan 2019, 11:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1795
Views: 141173

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

The banks are still letting down customers because they can't get to grips with the technology...
`Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers face payments problems' LINK
by Tizer
19 Jan 2019, 11:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5981
Views: 293100

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It's kind of the BBC to put this Twitter post up today in its article about Boris telling lies. LINK Bruff warned us of the misinformation and I've been telling anyone who would listen ever since. Regardless of all the talk, Turkey was very unlikely to be considered for membership of the EU; and eve...
by Tizer
18 Jan 2019, 16:18
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4321
Views: 339354

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Stanley wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 04:33
Mind you, I will admit that having short legs helps with the laces......
I have that advantage too! Mrs Tiz can reach a higher shelf than me but I always tell her it's because my the heels of my shoes are thinner than hers. :extrawink:
by Tizer
18 Jan 2019, 16:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1795
Views: 141173

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

Stock markets...regardless of Brexit I think that the instantaneous automatic trading of stocks and shares should be curtailed and replaced with a system incorporating a fixed delay between buying a stock and selling it. We'd have to choose a satisfactory delay time but it would make the stock marke...
by Tizer
18 Jan 2019, 16:07
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2304
Views: 163747

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Trippier! :interesting:

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