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by plaques
18 Apr 2019, 08:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6353
Views: 307186

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This is a bit of an oldie. The M 65 could be extended through Colne into Yorkshire. M 65 I doubt very much this will happen but there are encouraging noises fro some of the political classes. Ref: Former Blackburn MP Jack Straw said: “It is not right that the M65 currently ends in car park in Colne....
by plaques
17 Apr 2019, 08:00
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3032
Views: 167899

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Raising ones hat as a sign of respect or courtesy used to be a common sight. It was almost considered as compulsory if a funeral cortège was passing. Today's men's fashion of no hats or beanie hats etc: have more or less cosigned this token of respect to the dustbin of history.
by plaques
17 Apr 2019, 07:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6353
Views: 307186

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The latest local election political flyer is emphasizing that these are loca l elections an not national politics. ie: ignore what is happening at a national level and concentrate on your local candidate. While this is true for prioitizing local spending and identifying community needs the real agen...
by plaques
16 Apr 2019, 21:41
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1057
Views: 88994

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Thanks Kev. A bit esoteric but I understand now. I don't watch TV or read any reviews so things like that are way above my head.
by plaques
16 Apr 2019, 14:00
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1057
Views: 88994

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

The caption on the picture says 'Spoiler Alert' but I still don't understand why it should raise a smile for Kev. Perhaps its to simulate a 'Batmobile' with flip up spoilers, whatever they are!
by plaques
16 Apr 2019, 07:12
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1057
Views: 88994

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Kev, Looked at this last night and couldn't see the point of it. Slept overnight thinking about it but its still in the mystery object category. Other than looking like the on/off switch for the desktop computer, ie: a computerized car, I'm at a loss.
by plaques
15 Apr 2019, 07:42
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 117
Views: 7258

Re: GROWING OLD!

Stanley wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 03:19
They treat me like someone 30 years younger
What could be better for your ego and waking up surrounded by young lady nurses. You'll have us wrinklies queuing up to get in.
by plaques
15 Apr 2019, 07:36
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4614
Views: 349651

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Both Ian and Kev could be right on this one. It was late last night when just by coincidence we plugged the laptop in while this channel was running. Up til then the picture break down had been a mystery. All the others working satisfactory. I'll try different mains sockets and try shielding some ca...
by plaques
14 Apr 2019, 21:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6353
Views: 307186

Re: POLITICS CORNER

From BBC secret recording Ref: 'She secretly recorded a conversation between the pair in February, as Mr Corbyn talked over a plan to recruit former cabinet minister Lord Falconer to review the party's complaints process. She apparently did this as an insurance policy Ref: "The reason, actually, tha...
by plaques
14 Apr 2019, 21:09
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4614
Views: 349651

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Has anybody come across anything like this before. Our TV runs via powerline connectors to the TV box and then on to the TV itself. One of the subscription channels 'Universal 320' plays quite happily until you plug in the laptop power supply into the same mains line that feeds the powerline. This i...
by plaques
14 Apr 2019, 08:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9836
Views: 488523

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Continued excitement in watching the gas men trying to locate leaks from the gas main across the road. They arrived 8 days this saturday gone drilling 'sniffer' holes to pinpoint the leak. Much shaking of heads, there were readings along a 40 yard stretch. Sunday saw them start digging at the strong...
by plaques
13 Apr 2019, 07:11
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9666
Views: 431260

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Jack's man whistle. One blow and Stanley comes running.
by plaques
12 Apr 2019, 18:54
Forum: User Profile
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 23
Views: 6499

Re: Avatars

Grim it was. Image of Hogwarts built 1873.
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Image

. Plenty of carved heads on the window corbels. The odd gargoyle in the rainwater collectors and other faces peering at you from recesses. All very homely.
by plaques
12 Apr 2019, 18:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2385
Views: 170607

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

In the defence of Boris Johnson. Comically polemical.
by plaques
12 Apr 2019, 10:08
Forum: Volunteering Opportunities
Topic: Blood Donors
Replies: 160
Views: 23277

Re: Blood Donors

I think it would have been better if they had taken samples from me yesterday and shoved them through their testing regime, I think there is more to this blood business than just sending red stuff round your body. Every year new research finds new tell tale compounds that indicate some condition or...
by plaques
12 Apr 2019, 09:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9666
Views: 431260

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Thermal relief valve, probably to fit some long extinct steam engine.
by plaques
12 Apr 2019, 07:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6353
Views: 307186

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Parliament loves a recess. They carry on all their business behind close doors with nobody there to ask awkward questions. No Prime Minister's question times. One way propaganda from No 10 or in Mrs May's case nothing but the 'Maybot' mantra and dead Parrot deals. How well this will go down with the...
by plaques
11 Apr 2019, 11:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6353
Views: 307186

Re: POLITICS CORNER

What are to make of Mrs May's promises and deadline dates? 2½ years ago we were promised, come what may, we were leaving the EU on 29th March 2019. With days to go on this deadline she proposed her leaving deal, from hereon known as the 'Parrot' deal. The Parrot was killed off in no uncertain terms....
by plaques
11 Apr 2019, 08:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 117
Views: 7258

Re: GROWING OLD!

Suffered a depressing discovery while looking at the population age distribution of the UK. UK Population. Suddenly I realized that there were only 5% of the population who were older than myself. Stanley is in a worse position with only 3%. In effect almost everyone I talk to is younger than me. Th...
by plaques
10 Apr 2019, 17:38
Forum: User Profile
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 23
Views: 6499

Re: Avatars

This is one of my own. Made from images of a carving on the main entrance of my old school doorway. The whole place was like something out of Harry Potter.
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by plaques
10 Apr 2019, 07:59
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4614
Views: 349651

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Spent the best part of the day updating the laptop with the latest Kodi issue. 18.1. Ran into loads of trouble getting a suitable build standard. Now its down to Mrs P to give it a road test. Fingers crossed or thumbs pressed together depending if we are in or out of the EU.
by plaques
10 Apr 2019, 07:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3859
Views: 188389

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Never exceed 2mph. always have, always will, far too much to look at to go any faster. What people don't seem to understand is that in total you use the same energy whether you go fast or slow, it just takes longer to use it. The best part of a walk is leaning on a gate and looking at the scenery, w...
by plaques
10 Apr 2019, 07:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8647
Views: 397683

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Heptonstall, a very interesting place. Sylvia Plath is buried there in St Thomas A. Beckett Churchyard, Heptonstall. The old cemetery has a coin clippers grave. The last time I was there I spoke to an old postman who said it was so quite up there that if you saw someone who you knew you shook hands,...
by plaques
09 Apr 2019, 20:22
Forum: User Profile
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 23
Views: 6499

Re: Avatars

Question on Avatars. I tried a sample Avatar upload from my files and got this rejection message. The submitted avatar is pixels wide and pixels high. Avatars must be at least pixels wide and pixels high, but no larger than pixels wide and pixels high. Which is on a par with Mrs May's answer on Brex...
by plaques
09 Apr 2019, 07:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6353
Views: 307186

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Reports that the 1922 committee had T May in last night and told her to go as the party had lost confidence in her. It was only in December of last year that the Tories gave her a vote of confidence, now in just over three months they have changed their minds and want her out. Compare this with a s...

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