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by Whyperion
16 Feb 2019, 09:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6107
Views: 296653

Re: POLITICS CORNER

See THIS very comprehensive and fair report on the case of the pregnant girl in the refugee camp after fleeing from IS territory. On the whole I think that the outcry against her returning is short sighted and unfair. In particular I thought the Home Secretary was pushing the bounds of legality whe...
by Whyperion
16 Feb 2019, 09:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6107
Views: 296653

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Just when you thought this government it couldn't get any worse . . . Gavin Williamson said he wanted the RAF to form a new “concept unit” composed of hundreds of small flying craft, although some experts in the field questioned whether the technology described existed yet. Brexit 'can enhance UK's...
by Whyperion
16 Feb 2019, 09:14
Forum: National Service
Topic: National Service
Replies: 18
Views: 171

Re: National Service

Something along the lines of National Service between school and the next stage would be beneficial and it doesn't have to be aimed at providing a military force but designed to get youngsters away from home and into a strictly controlled environment. Personal development and team building with ple...
by Whyperion
16 Feb 2019, 08:53
Forum: LTP2013 Comments and Feedback
Topic: LTP2013. FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF THE PROJECT
Replies: 47
Views: 17471

Re: LTP2013. FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF THE PROJECT

I've had some odd conversations in libraries when folk have popped in looking for ancestors - particulary in Padiham and Clitheroe - is it worth doing a leaflet and mail out to lancashire libraries as the desk staff and volunteers are not always aware of the LTP and OGFB websites.
by Whyperion
16 Feb 2019, 08:50
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: Ancestry.co.uk
Replies: 53
Views: 6604

Re: Ancestry.co.uk

Ancestry free access until Monday. Is always free when I should be doing something else- like working and local political agitation and living family visitations. My problem is that I am probably researching four or five family back branches = and most now go into parish records which are confusing...
by Whyperion
16 Feb 2019, 08:46
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: Ancestry.co.uk
Replies: 53
Views: 6604

Re: Ancestry.co.uk

This won't encourage the hobby. Certificate price increase "The price of a death certificate ordered online from the General Register Office will go up from the current rate of £9.25 to the same higher cost of £11." I haven't bought one for a few years, and can't recall how much I paid then, but th...
by Whyperion
21 Sep 2018, 13:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3699
Views: 180770

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

PanBiker wrote:
21 Sep 2018, 08:58
I believe there are two variant jabs. One for the under 65's and another for those over. Apparently I qualify for the latter even though I am still 64, I am in my 65th year. :extrawink:
Although younger I wonder as I have some serious health conditions which is the suggested 'best' one ?
by Whyperion
21 Sep 2018, 13:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6107
Views: 296653

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 09:35
"We can't go back on it now because there'll be riots on the streets".
Strange really, one can protest about other govt (local or national) policies and still get ignored
by Whyperion
21 Sep 2018, 13:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6107
Views: 296653

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley wrote:
19 Sep 2018, 03:00
The Mini plant is going on to a three day week as well.
Wasn't the last 3 day week under a tory administration too?
by Whyperion
21 Sep 2018, 13:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1822
Views: 142498

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

Tizer wrote:
19 Sep 2018, 08:58
`Sainsbury's-Asda deal faces investigation' LINK
Might get passed on consumer grounds with some sales of some stores desired and poss sell off of Argos ?
by Whyperion
21 Sep 2018, 13:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2146
Views: 151260

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Halogen light bulbs to be banned under EU ruling. People are being pushed down the road of using the more efficient LED bulbs in place of the existing Halogen type. Halogen will still be available until the existing stocks are used up. Link. . Generally speaking I've no problem with this but admit ...
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2018, 15:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9664
Views: 473841

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Maybe the husband is now under the patio and the surface has been re-levelled.
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2018, 14:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1313
Views: 103983

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

See THIS BBC report of a strange outbreak of contamination of fresh strawberries in Oz by inserting sewing needles in them. This baffles me completely. What is going on? Are some people completely mad? It was malicious contanimation of products that gave rise to things like the 'safety cap' on jars...
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2018, 09:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6107
Views: 296653

Re: POLITICS CORNER

What I don't get about this is that there is no direct evidence here, none that would stand up in court anyway, it's all circumstance and supposition. What they have is a few CCTV pictures of two blokes in Salisbury. Claimed traces of the nerve agent in their hotel room. If that's the case why aren...
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2018, 09:05
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3064
Views: 153212

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Never knew for storing fruit (apples and similar) , wrap individually with semi-glossy magazine paper, helps reduce spore and other disease spread rather than storing them next to each other. (on the telly yesterday morning so probably well-known, but not to me)
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2018, 09:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3699
Views: 180770

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Carriers (Generally) Tizer might know, but I think there are different strains of Bacteria/Viruses and I get the feeling one may acquire some local immunity but that regional movement (even within the UK) exposes one to a variation that while probably not fatal can result in illness and need for res...
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2018, 07:58
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4416
Views: 342331

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Taking things to an extreme, is it possible to turn my laptop into a phone? Mainly thinking of things like Whatsapp or other texting facilities. There was supposed to be a world of 'unified messaging' arriving about 10 years ago. I have not seen it (integration of Voice Land Lines, Fax, Paging. Ema...
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2018, 07:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1107
Views: 88165

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

You could power a typical house with bell wire sized cabling if there was enough batteries to supplement the peaks. Given that modern tech wise half the 'brown goods' in the house all have step downs from the 240v to 6v 12v to 20v and fairly minimal amps (and mostly DC) should new developments have...
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2018, 07:34
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: WSR 1940s Days
Replies: 15
Views: 826

Re: WSR 1940s Days

I'm always a bit confused by the 1940s events, given that WW2 lasted for only just over half the decade. Do the railway shops ration sweets and books all to have the 'produced to govt standards (ie cheap paper), (rationing of course went on further into the decade). Are the medical services charging...
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2018, 07:22
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: BUREAUCRACY
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: BUREAUCRACY

On Jobsworths Nowadays (mainly in London) Officials from African Nations - particulary Ghana - seem to have the no-negiotiation streak as a cultural inheritance. And Women (and Doctors Receptionists - all genders), can be likewise ( well certain temprements - eg There Is no Alternative, The Lady's N...
by Whyperion
27 Jul 2018, 22:27
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9664
Views: 473841

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Just got my payslip from Pendle Education Trust for my invigilating duties and noticed that they have taken £120.00 off in Tax and £8.00 in NI. As a part time ad hoc worker I shouldn't pay either. This was nagging me so I went onto my HMRC account via the Government Gateway. From there you can see ...
by Whyperion
27 Jul 2018, 22:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6107
Views: 296653

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tiz, I dont recall actually any Vote Leave major proponents saying that the numbers of persons (from any country around the world) would not increase, indeed I got the impression (that effectively people who meet <undeclared> criteria of economic advantage to the UK would have a place in the UK - bu...
by Whyperion
16 Jul 2018, 19:33
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9664
Views: 473841

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Milka is available at Morrisons. It had been on offer at 50p but it went up to the £1 Mark and now bounces around £1.10 and £1.20 thanks to the pound euro exchange rate
by Whyperion
04 May 2018, 20:15
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2944
Views: 162686

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Most smart phones have display options for digital 24 hr am/pm or analogue sweep formats Inc count up and count down stopwatches , apps to GPS to calculate speed and acceleration. I Assume a 24he analogue option could be choosable on some systems there is a large mechanical one at Greenwich .
by Whyperion
26 Mar 2018, 21:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9401
Views: 417390

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

On some of the links on railway sites there were mentions at earby of branch to munitions site. Would that have been standard gauge and ww2?

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