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by Whyperion
10 Jun 2019, 17:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The UK might be short of generalist and specialist nurses (and I know a few from around the world currently working in anything from physiotherapy , community and mental health areas for example), this has in part been a failed consideration to properly encourage and train the young - and not so you...
by Whyperion
10 Jun 2019, 17:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

What Ian wrote about his driving licence saga made me realise what a controlled society you live in. From cradle to grave! Time for Tooting Popular Front to rise again. The Driving Licence is more cock-up than plan. The rules quite rightly protect large numbers of individuals from a thoughtless act...
by Whyperion
10 Jun 2019, 09:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9902
Views: 434169

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It looks like something for peicing or embossing leather or similar, a skill I dont have.
by Whyperion
10 Jun 2019, 09:09
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3146
Views: 169976

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Quite risky to get to the NWest of England overflying other areas. I am sure near mum's it was friendly fire that killed at least two persons on the ground , possibly from defending aircraft machine guns, I doubt if official records would detail the exact cause of death.
by Whyperion
10 Jun 2019, 09:04
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4750
Views: 351915

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

LOUCO (which seems to be Spanish for Crazy)
by Whyperion
10 Jun 2019, 08:58
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3850
Views: 258110

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Swan Kettle, I suppose I could have repaired mums one - london scale and it started leaking around the plug joint.
by Whyperion
10 Jun 2019, 08:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10075
Views: 491675

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

It strikes me that the golden rule about rewiring is that you can't have too many double sockets! Remember the old days, one single 15amp socket in a room? When we rewired this house Mick the Sparks looked at me askance when I told him I wanted 7 in a tiny room plus a 60amp feed for the welder. He ...
by Whyperion
10 Jun 2019, 08:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Johnson's Tax Idea has a net shortfall to the treasury of £9.6bn pa. The NI I think is from upping the £50K to £80K on earnings rather than an accross the board employees NI Item, but it expands the problem of tax of 'income' (*) and 'earnings'. Quite simply though there are people , mainly in Londo...
by Whyperion
09 Jun 2019, 23:25
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1037
Views: 30180

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Countryfile weather shows that jet stream is a bit more complex than diverted south, it is actually an extended 's' more or less over UK, giving a high system to the north, blocking lows from the south, which are giving a mix of warmer thundery downpours, odd sunny intervals and consistant and heavy...
by Whyperion
09 Jun 2019, 23:13
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3146
Views: 169976

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Where were the morning raids and incidents ( I presume there would have been photo-recon from axis planes in the daylight )? I thought most occured evenings onwards ? Going through bomb and similar instances around mum's locality I have identified some people she knew who lost their lives, the impac...
by Whyperion
09 Jun 2019, 23:05
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4750
Views: 351915

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

On one or more of the phones I have the face type objects keep being circuled, with the suggestion I add name, I dont want this, I mainly take pics of places and people dont really interest me.
by Whyperion
09 Jun 2019, 22:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Gove was reported as wanting to replace VAT with a simple (lower) sales tax. Presumably any Brexit cash out saving will cover tresury shortfall if the tax is lowe ? Has he never operated a VAT system - while it is generally straightforward the exemptions withing education, charity , and health in th...
by Whyperion
09 Jun 2019, 22:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1364
Views: 107623

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Full Fat does seem to be short life, the amount which must be wasted as people buy big bottles as price/ltr is cheaper but then they chuck out must be quite high. Supposedly you can freeze milk but it always looks and tastes odd to me if in tea, - maybe ok in a pudding mix. One of my fridges is cold...
by Whyperion
08 Jun 2019, 10:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I suppose it might explain some of Gove's decisions , but leaves a more free run for Boris. I wonder if the tories should have gone for Boris as leader instead of May originally. Rory's Drug Use seemed to be in a different cultural setting.
by Whyperion
08 Jun 2019, 10:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10075
Views: 491675

2020 May Day Holiday to be moved 4 days back

I think the BBC Report is wrong (or is using terminology I cannot follow ) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48565417 If the Bank Holiday is moving to 8th May 2020 (a Friday) as it is moving from Monday 4th May. As I normally participate in May BH day activities, and set a number of other events over a ...
by Whyperion
08 Jun 2019, 09:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

If an elected politician admits to taking a substance banned by law, should they immediately pardon all those imprisoned or fined for importing or distributing such substances if said politican has a position of power or influence of the making of, or enforcement of, such legislation ?
by Whyperion
06 Jun 2019, 08:06
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3146
Views: 169976

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

There was a number of the Sunshine books sold to raise money - I think one was for something like National Childrens Homes in the UK, one was for Blind Babies in Africa (1960s).
by Whyperion
05 Jun 2019, 23:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

There is quite a bit of difference between the post of Prime Minister and that of a city Mayor albeit part of London Town. But surely the principle is the same, and for the GLC something like the economic and population clout of the administration was something like being the sixth largest country ...
by Whyperion
05 Jun 2019, 23:08
Forum: Miscellaneous Historical Photographs
Topic: Plaques
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Plaques

Did the collection of Plaques Images get sorted out. Question of an apparent gable end where there appears a blank plaque , was it obliterated, or were they created in anticipation of something that never happened or just a design feature on their own ? Meanwhile, and unrelated to that question, the...
by Whyperion
05 Jun 2019, 21:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I could join the tories (but prob too late to elect one of a poor choice of two) Panbiker, sorry, I remember the GLC when London elected a Labour administration led by a chap , Andrew ? (forgot though I could look up). 48hrs later a power coup and Ken Livingstone pops up as GLC Leader, neither perso...
by Whyperion
05 Jun 2019, 21:06
Forum: DVLA
Topic: Driving Licence Application
Replies: 39
Views: 395

Re: Driving Licence Application

Is there a FOI or ask the minister (eiether wont be quick), to clarify the legislation interpretation, or is there any one at Traffic at Lancashire Constabulary who might be more helpful - sometimes they are .
by Whyperion
05 Jun 2019, 20:57
Forum: LTP2013 Comments and Feedback
Topic: Spinning and Weaving and Selling - Links , etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Spinning and Weaving and Selling - Links , etc.

Wavecrest_s.jpg
Wavecrest_L.jpg
Wavecrest - Proudly declaring Made in Lancashire - sorry about the focus I have scanned with lid up - I dont have a device that has a large hinge flip lid at the present time so it got confused on the brightness and has problems with silver on black for the label.
by Whyperion
05 Jun 2019, 20:55
Forum: Personal Albums
Topic: What was meant to be the point of...
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: What was meant to be the point of...

Probably not the best place to ask, but am I now correct that Images can be added to posts from URLs, and , for now , from Gallery - using the 'image' or the 'album' which link to image id - I cannot see a difference between image and album. Other forums I use allow image insertion from ones device ...
by Whyperion
05 Jun 2019, 16:32
Forum: Forums
Topic: Forums visible to Guests and Those Only To Logged In Users
Replies: 8
Views: 2437

Re: Forums visible to Guests and Those Only To Logged In Use

Ian, a related issue that I think needs consideration (when time becomes available) is the big intimidating red signs that come up saying "You do not have permission to view this image" when one browses without being logged in. It makes me wonder what people think when they first find the OG site a...
by Whyperion
05 Jun 2019, 16:12
Forum: Personal Albums
Topic: What was meant to be the point of...
Replies: 3
Views: 66

What was meant to be the point of...

Personal Albims as a Board thing, is it likely to change with 'updates and improvements' that phpBB bring out ? (Ahh - I think I get it, for some reason there is a discussion forum 'blank' (until now') about the section of the gallery that has 'personal albums' in. I assume only one as a user can ad...

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