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by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 16:05
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12620
Views: 625534

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Not worth it, too ackward to read an address list - used to be done when it was subscriber only (and the Post Office owned the Telephone company (bar Hull) but the directory was bigger - was done by Postmen on an afternoon overtime shift normally.
by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 16:04
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 4029
Views: 215122

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

open door, get out, open garage door, push car in from rear. removal is the reverse of the procedure. But those BMW minis are quite wide.
by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 16:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I forgot another spin off problem in NHS hospitals is the loss of staff - so that is a reduction in service to start off with , and also as the numbers of persons in intensive card / high dependency increase the staff levels cannot be ramped up proportionatley, so each person has less carers, so les...
by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 15:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5304
Views: 252247

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

`Oxford research tackles threat of antibiotic resistance' LINK `Oxford University is opening a new research institute dedicated to tackling resistance to antibiotics. The university says this is one of the the biggest rising threats to global health, already causing 1.5 million deaths per year worl...
by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 15:40
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 4029
Views: 215122

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I am still not certain what killed them off. I suspect a combination of the overhead wires needed and improvements in the diesel buses. It would almost certainly be an accountant that consigned the Trolley Buses to the dustbin of the Flatley Dryer. In part New Bus Grant. 50percent off new buses , c...
by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 15:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8963
Views: 395578

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Cannot work out the duties on that Coat , if it is EU I thought we had agreed tariff free trade, if its not EU, then it would have paid a tariff coming into the EU ( which is Part of the cost to the supplier), then per agreement , tariff on whatever the country source is (plus delivery - which if it...
by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 15:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1087
Views: 27473

Re: Seen in the News

`Chip-shortage 'crisis' halts car-company output' LINK `Audi is having to slow production because of a computer-chip shortage it is calling a "crisis upon a crisis". Boss Markus Duesmann said it was now aiming to make 10,000 fewer cars in the first quarter of the year and putting more than 10,000 w...
by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 14:56
Forum: Baking
Topic: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
Replies: 89
Views: 3673

Re: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Well if there is a flour shortage post brexit for the italian milled ones, you know where to save money
by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 14:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12620
Views: 625534

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

A phone book posted through my letterbox, considerably smaller than I remember. Seems a pointless exercise really as any required numbers are readily available online, they could save themselves a lot of money by only sending them out on request. It's gone in the recycling bin... BT service charter...
by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 14:48
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2200
Views: 63150

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Rain, sustained rather than heavy, in london, but wind was blowy, dry clear sunny and cold with more than a touch of wind in the morning. now more overcast and temps either side of 0 forecast for evening and morning. not going out weather really. Snowing - light and sticky , in Didsbury per the TV a...
by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 14:45
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5620
Views: 406979

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

If you are a magazine reader try some of the retailer or publisher sites, they have some special samples you can browse, and there are also some old editions on other sites, depends on your interest
by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 14:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The vaccine roll out is picking up, it's being offered to the over 70s from today. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55698132 I'm mid-70s but I don't expect to get the vaccine very soon. They'll probably be giving it first to over-70s who are obese, have diabetes, are `ethnic' or have other vulnerabili...
by Whyperion
21 Jan 2021, 14:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Are Israel using the Biontech vacinene or the Chinese one? Covid / Mail Studies of this kind only add to the overall confusion if they are released as a headline grabbing statements without further explanation. Your note shoud be a sticky post in our medical and statistical forums. and rammed down t...
by Whyperion
18 Jan 2021, 22:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Is tiredness due to age and getting out - I have been told of the older persons queuing for 30mins ( is this the tendency to arrive early that many have, or the NHS Batch Appointment (over) booking to get at least some in the door, with a bit of slack for no -shows ?) - or is the tiredness as the bo...
by Whyperion
17 Jan 2021, 21:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I notice in today's news: `The UK's aviation sector "urgently" needs more government support if it is to survive another long period of travel curbs, industry groups say.' I don't feel very sympathetic when British Airways owner IAG was given millions of bail out money from our taxes then went out ...
by Whyperion
17 Jan 2021, 20:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Car Park is big enough for about three cars. If they have waived the 15 minute obs rule then it would work fine. They could run two separate lines as they did this last time for the socially distanced flu jab. I saw a news item and was shocked on how much time consuming preparation was required for...
by Whyperion
15 Jan 2021, 22:24
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: WASTE NOT WANT NOT
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: WASTE NOT WANT NOT

Reading the above and comparing with what passes for EU food standards, given the difficulties now of British Farmers and Processors supplying into the EU, when presumably the same rules applied for items into UK when it was part of EU, surely the required and known documentation must have been at l...
by Whyperion
15 Jan 2021, 22:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8963
Views: 395578

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Well Johnson was up on the press briefing tonight I could not work out if he was blaming the NHS for not really coping with the high numbers, or admiting that the under funding of years past has left the NHS in a position where coping would be more than difficult. I think he did enough to appeal to ...
by Whyperion
15 Jan 2021, 22:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Tizer wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 10:36 Whyperion, your post above, of Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:54 pm, is very long and rambling and therefore isn't going to be read by others. I suggest you keep posts shorter and concise. Thank you.
Trump tried that with twitter posts, look what happened with that.
by Whyperion
15 Jan 2021, 22:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

`Regulator refuses to approve mass daily Covid testing at English schools' Guardian `Boris Johnson’s plans to test millions of schoolchildren for coronavirus every week appear to be in disarray after the UK regulator refused to formally approve the daily testing of pupils in England, the Guardian h...
by Whyperion
15 Jan 2021, 21:35
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2553
Views: 208800

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3apcSyFUeOs

Thought on why 'Horsepower'
by Whyperion
14 Jan 2021, 18:34
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 2297
Views: 134803

Re: GOOD TV

I've had a quick look at the BBC schools science progarmme at 1.00 pm called Bite Size. Another box ticker with Greta Thunberg the star turn. This isn't education it's a bit of gentle brain washing. :smile: Anyone remember BBC and ITV schools broadcasts in the 60s/70s ? Anyway if anything was factu...
by Whyperion
14 Jan 2021, 18:30
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 4029
Views: 215122

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER



A long watch for the BMW / Nissan based MBG style electric , limited to 80MPH, made in the UK , a mere £88,000
by Whyperion
14 Jan 2021, 18:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I suppose it should be noted that the rate of infection growth seems to have flattened out , this is probably not surprising as the restrictions on people meeting take effect, though lest anyone think everything is safe now, it is not that there are no further cases, just that say this week there we...
by Whyperion
14 Jan 2021, 17:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2469
Views: 51166

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I knew that most lists of numbers from various sources, when analysed, show a preonderance of lower numbers at the start. Can't find the link at the moment. There are a couple of Matt Parker You Tube videos on that ( its a problem with any place based number system) Meanwhile Back semi-corona relat...

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