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by plaques
20 Nov 2017, 15:13
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3588
Views: 266022

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Yes China that's exactly where I was on 1703 everything up-to-date then on the 19 Nov came the 'configuring' and I was suckered into this missed update. Version 1709. Have a look in your > settings.> updates, but don't go any further or you'll never talk to me again.
by plaques
20 Nov 2017, 09:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2370
Views: 125294

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I think it was Tizer mentioning annuities that made me wonder what the average life expectancy for the UK was. A quick Google got me a graph that showed that once you had reached 65 how many years you had left. The good news is that if you have just reached 65 you can expect 'on average' to live to ...
by plaques
20 Nov 2017, 08:44
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3588
Views: 266022

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Opened up my Windows 10 laptop and was faced with the usual 'configuring' don't switch off your computer. No problem, wait a few minutes until it does its stuff and then back to normal. Except, in this case there was a message ' Update failed' go to etc, etc. Then like a fool I did what they asked, ...
by plaques
18 Nov 2017, 13:03
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2018
Views: 127248

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Slightly off-piste, the 'Iron Curtain' often attributed to Churchill in his 1945 speech was actually said by Ethel Snowden. Link. after her visit to Russia. Married to the Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Snowden. She was very active in women's suffrage and human rights. Ref... The first E...
by plaques
18 Nov 2017, 08:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 229
Views: 17285

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Colne's Christmas light switch on is next Saturday 25 Nov. The city centre is closed down from 8.00 am till 10.00 pm. Must be something else going on to warrant this sort of drastic action. Probable dozens of old men in red suits making Ho Ho Ho noises. And worse than that, people trying to sell you...
by plaques
16 Nov 2017, 10:36
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 2945
Views: 191637

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Not everything goes to plan.
This 13 ton boiler was in transit from Manchester to Nelson when it had this little mishap on Finsley Gate Burnley. (1907).
Burnley Finsley Gate..jpg
by plaques
15 Nov 2017, 09:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4650
Views: 217976

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Meanwhile, May attempts to divert the news media by attacking Russia. The golden rule of politics is when things are going downhill at home and the natives are getting restless find an enemy. Russia has always been a good bet ever since the Bolschevik blighters exposed our plan to carve up Europe w...
by plaques
14 Nov 2017, 12:07
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3588
Views: 266022

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Two e-mails rightly or wrongly treated as scam. 1) How did you enjoy your recent bank visit. Fill this form Bla Bla Bla. ( haven't been in the bank for ages.) 2) Renew your Amazon account details. or we will cancel your account and goods in transit will be stopped. Click here to fill this form in. (...
by plaques
12 Nov 2017, 08:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8075
Views: 345104

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

A four wheeled bicycle, well that's novel. Couldn't have been a pensioner or he would have used his bus pass.
by plaques
11 Nov 2017, 18:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6710
Views: 274761

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Made sure I was alone in the garden for my two minutes. Always get too emotional to be in company.
by plaques
11 Nov 2017, 18:41
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7675
Views: 299006

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Would I do anything as sneaky as that? Just because I don't know doesn't mean I always cheat. Well not always.
Looks like a portable potato waffle maker. There! I told you I didn't know.
by plaques
09 Nov 2017, 15:04
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2018
Views: 127248

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Burnley had a lamp post that sat in the middle of the junction of Manchester Rd and St James St. affectionately called 'Owd Gawmless'. A replica has now been erected but this time in the pedestrian area.
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by plaques
08 Nov 2017, 08:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1479
Views: 112191

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

Listened to a lunchtime BBC discussion on why we need offshore banking operations. The experts answer was that these offshore investment companies had a wide ranging knowledge of foreign investment opportunities and were best placed to advise trusts and pension funds where to place their funds. He w...
by plaques
07 Nov 2017, 09:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4650
Views: 217976

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The 'Paradise' papers are now causing a bit of an headache. The EU has now put it on their agenda for possible legislation. Link. There is also talk of creating a black list of all non-cooperating countries. The EU have already got 'Apple' in its sights. Thank goodness we are getting out of the EU y...
by plaques
06 Nov 2017, 17:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7675
Views: 299006

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Fantastic Tripps, but just answer this "what am I going to do with the rest of the night"?
Failsworth Co op..jpg
by plaques
06 Nov 2017, 09:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4650
Views: 217976

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Crash fears escalate as markets hit highs not seen since Black Tuesday Capitalism has always been known to be fundamentally flawed. We are now at that point where austerity reduces earning and spending therefore money is in short supply and you currency drops against others. But assets, hopefully i...
by plaques
06 Nov 2017, 09:19
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2092
Views: 105914

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Sprinkling with salt may be Ok for temperatures just below freezing but has China points out you need higher concentrations has the temperature drops. There is always the danger that you will create a skating rink with a slippery top surface. The pressure of your foot being enough to melt the top su...
by plaques
05 Nov 2017, 08:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7675
Views: 299006

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Hiding away from TV's 'Strictly' I scanned Google's Images for Old Co op buildings and straight away up popped an picture exactly like yours. Opened it up only to find it was posted from OG some years ago and asked "does anyone know where it is". Perhaps if you could give us a clue as to how you cam...
by plaques
03 Nov 2017, 09:43
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2018
Views: 127248

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Must be losing your marbles!
by plaques
02 Nov 2017, 12:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7675
Views: 299006

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

For setting the gears on your first Babbage digital computer, or since we've had a few comments on them things with flying weights on steam engines it could to do with setting these gears.
by plaques
01 Nov 2017, 08:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 890
Views: 68682

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Stanley's post in 'Read any Good Books Lately' Ref: 'The stars look down'. It's a first hand account of anthracite mining in South Wales. Reminded me of Bill Bryson's 'A walk in the Woods' where he mentions an anthracite coal mine fire that started in 1962 and is still burning. This was in the town ...
by plaques
31 Oct 2017, 08:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4650
Views: 217976

Re: POLITICS CORNER

the Nelsonan Eye is used on it Contrary to what is believed Nelson wasn't blind in one eye. He suffered an injury near his eye are would often bandage it up to avoid infection. From this we can take it Parliament has known all along what has been going on and has seen with both eyes the abuses that...
by plaques
31 Oct 2017, 08:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2370
Views: 125294

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

The risk of getting shingles diminishes if you have already had shingles. Your immune system is already tuned to resist a further infection. Quote. 'Nineteen people per 10,000 who had received the shingles vaccine had a shingles recurrence. In those who had not received the vaccine, recurrence occur...
by plaques
30 Oct 2017, 12:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4650
Views: 217976

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Ever since Harold Wilson's time, and who can remember that, Great Britain has been on the decline. Successive governments have all promised to restore our previous glory. This of course is pie in the sky. None of them have been able to stop or even slow down this slide into obscurity. Every league t...
by plaques
29 Oct 2017, 13:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4650
Views: 217976

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Jeremy Corbyn's attack on sexism in public life is timely and important Perhaps its a preemptive strike against the rightwing press who will take every opportunity to say Labour isn't really interested promoting equality for women. The recent cases of alleged sexual harassment by Labour MPs would g...

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