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by plaques
26 Sep 2018, 08:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5553
Views: 275906

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The Labour Party conference can only outline the options they would take should they get in power. Up to them Mrs May is in charge of the tiller. Having declared that she is in it for the long run She has said that there will be NO second referendum (peoples vote or whatever you want to call it) . T...
by plaques
26 Sep 2018, 07:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8763
Views: 386975

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Wild boar tusk. Ex East Street Barlick.
by plaques
25 Sep 2018, 11:50
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3973
Views: 322330

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

You have fallen foul of the script readers That's exactly what we thought. We had moved through so many operators that each time we were predicting what was coming down the line next. I even had my own replies listed on a copy and paste format. The advantage of the Chat is that you get a transcript...
by plaques
25 Sep 2018, 11:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2914
Views: 159902

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

PanBiker wrote:
25 Sep 2018, 09:47
Anyone over 65 can request a scan and why not?
I'm with you all the way PanBiker. but I didn't know about that one. Must ask when I get my flu jab.
by plaques
25 Sep 2018, 08:45
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3973
Views: 322330

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I'm going to bore people with our latest TalkTalk saga. With winter approaching Mrs P thought she would have a stab at the Sky Cinema Package. It can be cancelled at the end of each month so no problem there. Now starting TalkTalk's on line chat, dozens of questions about what have you got and what ...
by plaques
25 Sep 2018, 07:28
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2729
Views: 138074

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

It is visible very regularly and passes over everywhere as it progresses around The Earth. Very true China, Our problem in Lancashire is that most of the time we have a very heavy cloud cover and see nowt. Up in New Biggin by the See, I could see a very bright object in low orbit towards the south....
by plaques
24 Sep 2018, 11:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5553
Views: 275906

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer wrote:
24 Sep 2018, 08:48
If they proceed with Brexit what form will it take?
I don't suppose anybody really knows. This will subject to negotiations but set against a background that they want to stop in the customs Union. How they can achieve this I don't know. Try listening to this short YouTube Link.
by plaques
24 Sep 2018, 07:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 997
Views: 88911

Re: OBITUARIES

Everyone else would be frightened to use the word Jewish. Making my way through Victory Klemperer's diaries. A jew that survived Hitler's holocaust and kept detailed diaries from 1933 to 1945. As a professor at a university he saw many of his associates leaving Germany to go to Israel. His thoughts...
by plaques
23 Sep 2018, 21:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8763
Views: 386975

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Blocks of material with waste carbon fibre or plastic waste in them a bit like Schwarzite carbon blocks.
by plaques
23 Sep 2018, 18:58
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Spam email
Replies: 100
Views: 15357

Re: Spam email

9/11/2018. An American calender date. If the package does arrive I may have to drop it in a bucket of water just to be on the safe side.
by plaques
23 Sep 2018, 11:36
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Spam email
Replies: 100
Views: 15357

Re: Spam email

Received an E-mail the other day. At first it looked very plausible. Full name and address as the header. followed by ... Your order date 9/11/2018 , ..1T...........Z has been dispatched. which had been highlighted with . To review your order click here. This was followed by two paragraphs on how to...
by plaques
22 Sep 2018, 07:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2914
Views: 159902

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

The flu vaccine for the golden oldies is adjuvanted trivalent inactivated flu vaccine . the adjuvanted bit is to boost your immune system. Younger people get the basc TIV. Link.
by plaques
22 Sep 2018, 06:42
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2643
Views: 148990

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Big Kev wrote:
22 Sep 2018, 06:04
The rag and bone men used to shout 'Rag bone'
Usually followed by "Donkey stones ... Firewood".
by plaques
21 Sep 2018, 09:42
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 611
Views: 16565

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Perhaps you were fortunate that he missed you. If it had happened after the recent A&E proposals had been introduced you could have been in a bit of a dilemma. Link. . If your injuries were very serious you would have been OK to go to A&E. Otherwise you may have to book an appointment to be seen wit...
by plaques
19 Sep 2018, 11:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2914
Views: 159902

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Lack of communication? More likely there was no box to tick. So I'm blaming the IT gang. Sorry Kev. In my school days it was always said that you couldn't become a doctor unless you were good at Latin. Asking why this was so the usual answer was 'well all the prescriptions are written in Latin and a...
by plaques
19 Sep 2018, 07:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2173
Views: 154492

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

One of the golden oldies is the word 'goodbye' a contraction of God be with you, But life's not as simple as that here are some of the variants. Variants Between 1400 and 1700 Gid be with you (1400-1499) God be with thee (1400-1499) God be with you (1500-1700) God be with yee; God bwy ye; God bwy; (...
by plaques
18 Sep 2018, 09:57
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9070
Views: 440217

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

`NovaSAR: UK radar satellite to track illegal shipping activity' LINK I can't quite get my head round the declared usage. So this thing whistles round the Earth looking for ships that are not apparently identifying themselves properly. [... giving a best resolution of 6m with a swath width of 15-20...
by plaques
18 Sep 2018, 09:21
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1304
Views: 96621

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Tripps wrote:
17 Sep 2018, 09:31
...this from a man who put out more emissions in his working life than most,
Thank god we are talking about smoke!
by plaques
18 Sep 2018, 09:14
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: WSR 1940s Days
Replies: 15
Views: 162

Re: WSR 1940s Days

Not to mention that among all the American vehicles was a British WD Matchless motorcycle.
by plaques
18 Sep 2018, 08:43
Forum: Photography
Topic: Photography Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 371
Views: 34391

Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Quite happy with my old Olympus but a bit bulky for the ordinary happy snaps. You tend not to carry big cameras on a casual walk. On my visit to the Terracotta Worriers you could take pictures but no flash or tripod. The problem here was that the lighting levels were so low that you really needed a ...
by plaques
16 Sep 2018, 08:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8763
Views: 386975

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Thomas Jefferson. He had a bit more hair than Washington and probably more teeth.
by plaques
15 Sep 2018, 07:22
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 946
Views: 78386

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Very similar to the man who arrives at his pals house with a very scruffy yorkshire terrier at the end of a long lead.
"Where did you get that" asks his pal.
"Its my daughters"
"I wasn't talking to you".
by plaques
15 Sep 2018, 07:07
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 611
Views: 16565

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Stanley wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 03:46
I noticed some spots of watery blood on the vinyl of the kitchen floor.
Shades of The Canterville Ghost .
by plaques
14 Sep 2018, 15:01
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8763
Views: 386975

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Taking the word 'endeavours' as a clue to be ship related Captain Cook and all that, I'll try Sir Robert 'Robin' Knox Johnston.
by plaques
14 Sep 2018, 14:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5553
Views: 275906

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Can I come up with my latest theory? Lets imagine these Russians did spread a bit of nasty stuff on door knobs. Our people put all the facts together , imaginary or otherwise, and conclude 'they did it'. Putin's mob locate these blundering Russians and perhaps because they are working a slideline fo...

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