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by Whyperion
27 Aug 2020, 17:08
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4555
Views: 187654

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

The level of dog hair slowly recedes! I was right about the main source of the dirt being Jack. So today's tip is that if you are considering becoming a dog owner, carefully consider how you will handle the mess! Same applies to cats. Two go out, which with the visting cat is making the rear lawn, ...
by Whyperion
27 Aug 2020, 17:05
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4737
Views: 287946

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Jan/Feb 1982 I got snowed in in Cardiff for about 10 days. Interesting weekend, able to walk and part cycle into work - only me in - on the monday doing radio reporting for the bus services that were/not running. Dont think anyone was interested they did not really want to travel anyway. I was stuck...
by Whyperion
27 Aug 2020, 17:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8444
Views: 342798

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Watching some of the 'old' police procedurals on the repeats channels on freeview, the concept in America between " Peaceful (or Lawful) protest, and Riot , remains a line difficult to call. Problem is Riot, or Terrorism , DOES change things Protest rarely does , depends in what scenario and when, w...
by Whyperion
27 Aug 2020, 16:52
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1758
Views: 117026

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Tizer wrote: 26 Aug 2020, 09:46 A step on the way to a simple modification for saving the lives of birds, including sea eagles...
`Black turbine blade 'can cut bird deaths'' LINK
were other colours trialled as comparisons ?
do blades still work if in cages like fans or does that disrupt wind flow.
by Whyperion
27 Aug 2020, 16:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12124
Views: 537482

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The lighting string I ordered from Ebay turned up today and the supplier has sent the wrong item :sad: It should be a sting of 10 LED globe lights each about 50mm diameter. What has been sent are LED lights OK but 1000 pin lights. Grrrr https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/2086...
by Whyperion
27 Aug 2020, 16:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1635
Views: 18652

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Sorry Tizer, the specifcs are over my head, Viruses bad enough to keep thinking of without wondering about bacteria - interesting actually you can infect a bacteria with a virus, this may kill the bacteria - or convert it so much that the bacteria changes to something else (is that how we got here ?...
by Whyperion
27 Aug 2020, 16:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 824
Views: 13415

Re: Seen in the News

BBC Bread price may rise after dire UK wheat harvest https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53921121 Our daily bread (from Wheat) may be a thing of the past. Given we probably waste 40percent of grown food someone has to be more efficient. I could probably live without bread, cakes and biscu...
by Whyperion
27 Aug 2020, 16:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 824
Views: 13415

Re: Seen in the News

Lancashire Telegraph AEROSPACE giant Rolls-Royce is under fire for cutting 350 jobs at its Barnoldswick site and transferring fan blade work to Singapore. https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/18680210.barnoldswick-councillor-in-tears-far-east-job-transfer/ Not mentioned is presumably knock-on ...
by Whyperion
25 Aug 2020, 19:00
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4737
Views: 287946

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

however then the paving was done in yellow pimple concrete squares Pimpled and other patterns are usually placed as an aid to visually impaired pedestrians. Each pattern conveys a meaning eg: pedestrian crossing, pavement edges etc. Most normally sighted people don't take any notice of this tactile...
by Whyperion
25 Aug 2020, 08:52
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4737
Views: 287946

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Somewhat rightly at road junctions there was a move to dropped kerbs for ease of buggy and wheelchair pushing, great as long as road drainage was correct otherwise one started to slide into a frosty ice rink in winter, however then the paving was done in yellow pimple concrete squares , which at lea...
by Whyperion
25 Aug 2020, 08:44
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4555
Views: 187654

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Never trust a shop keeper who has a finger on the pan of the scales when weighing your purchase. I knew an old butcher who made a fortune out of his finger and boasted about it. I think both the Bible , and the Quran have counsel roughly along the lines of "cursed is he who uses false measure" This...
by Whyperion
25 Aug 2020, 08:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7031
Views: 322200

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Thats the problem with the eating out, most restaurants are on limited menus. if the rain abates this afternoon I might risk a 3 mile walk to town and coffee bar eat in eating out on the pavement table.
by Whyperion
25 Aug 2020, 08:38
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1921
Views: 46613

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Watching BBC2 last night, it seems to be better for (fatty) breakfasts if you excercise a bit the previous evening before going to bed - but I dont think they did a control of a 5am pre-breakfast - for those that have it - walk.
by Whyperion
25 Aug 2020, 08:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1635
Views: 18652

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Are the decreased hospital admissions, and reported deaths, related to Covid-19 a result of restrictions put in place or, has something else changed? Screenshot_20200824-115855_Google.jpg Summer, changes in the interaction of people - no football matches, concerts, pubs with some distancing (I stil...
by Whyperion
25 Aug 2020, 08:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2452
Views: 158745

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

Ken, as long as the Tories are a tool of the wealthy classes they will favour regressive taxes and bugger what it does to inflation. If I were tories I would have really laid into (was it introduced by Labour) Insurance Premium Tax ). Expensive tax on businesses and hits the poorest / just about ma...
by Whyperion
25 Aug 2020, 07:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12124
Views: 537482

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The election news from the States cheers me up. I hope the 'experts' are right and that Trump is on the slide. Eldest (?) Trump Jnr has been rolled out, appealing to the Red, right-wing of the USA and laying into Biden - mostly on the arguement that individuals are better making their own choices ,...
by Whyperion
24 Aug 2020, 16:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8444
Views: 342798

Re: POLITICS CORNER

That's true Peter! The UK news this morning is all about incompetence. Priti Patel gets a rocket from someone but I missed the name, Barr? ( LINK ) What puzzled me yesterday was her knee jerk reaction to the news about the poor 18 year old boy drowned off Calais while trying to get to the UK alone ...
by Whyperion
24 Aug 2020, 16:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3786
Views: 189134

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Dogs are on my mind this morning and I remember that the go-to tonic and cure all for dogs, very popular with the greyhound training fraternity, was a bottle of red liquid called Lintox. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/20887/medium It was very popular but I can find no men...
by Whyperion
24 Aug 2020, 15:56
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4737
Views: 287946

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/11006/medium Whitemoor Reservoir in 2005. Funny thing is that even during the current spell of hot weather I have heard no mention of water supplies. Could it be that the earlier rains are still protecting us? The water companies are usually...
by Whyperion
23 Aug 2020, 18:42
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4555
Views: 187654

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Ten fingers and toes so why did we ever settle on the plethora of different base systems that we used to have. Twelve pennies, sixteen ounces and 14 pounds. I know there is reason but I have forgotten what it is thank goodness. All the old number systems made is easier to divide the numbers into sm...
by Whyperion
23 Aug 2020, 18:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 824
Views: 13415

Re: Seen in the News

Lest we forget.... The original intention of the motorway system was to aid freight traffic and get it out of towns and narrow roads. We may have to move towards that. Ever since, and I am not sure when, they have been used, particulary junctions, as reasons to build 'out of town' distribution hubs...
by Whyperion
23 Aug 2020, 17:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12124
Views: 537482

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Trump tends to throw words about in the hope that some are relevant, stick , and increase his popularity. Ones that dont are dropped.


Fires - too obvious - excess water from China to be used to douse dry bits of California ( are there any spare tankers about not filled with oil? )
by Whyperion
23 Aug 2020, 17:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2452
Views: 158745

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

I dont really like posting macro-economic thought in an effective bank/funds/interest thread, but the normal measures of 'recession' that BBC and ITV happily flagged up, and Sunak lifted the carpet to brush under, while a technical measure, don't answer the 'normal' means of at least a pretence of a...
by Whyperion
23 Aug 2020, 16:54
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 974
Views: 66450

Re: Wildlife Corner

Some waterfowl are attempting a second brood as are others. But the jet stream is speeding up and atlantic storms on their way, the songbirds have noted the days getting shorter and the insect season is starting to diminish,
by Whyperion
23 Aug 2020, 13:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1635
Views: 18652

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Tizer wrote: 20 Aug 2020, 10:18 I haven't had a cold, cough or sore throat this year which is unusual.
Had one at the tail end of 2019 that may or may not be the same as I had in Jan 2020. Think one was OC43 and the other more of a 5 day cold.
Probably arising from public transport in London

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