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by plaques
23 Jan 2018, 11:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4815
Views: 227507

Re: POLITICS CORNER

More "Sod Off" detail. Link. . Always some caveat to Boris's statement. The £100M per week is after the Brexit. It is not clear if this is before any transition period roughly another three years or immediately should we crash out with no transition. ITV ref. Chancellor Philip Hammond has reminded B...
by plaques
22 Jan 2018, 18:15
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1083
Views: 70120

Re: GOOD TV

McMafia. Don't watch TV myself so I can't comment but Mrs P is an avid watcher and thinks the plot is complicated but predictable. Being fluent in Russian probably helps. From her description it sounds as though its loosely based on the background history from the Tsar, Lenin, Trotsky Stalin and Yel...
by plaques
21 Jan 2018, 11:53
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2250
Views: 111364

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Most common colds are contracted via the eyes. Like Michael Foot you can wear glasses with side wings alternatively get some big diameter designer specs or better still a pair of pince-nez and stop those nasty germs getting up your nose as well.
by plaques
21 Jan 2018, 11:44
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Winged Heroes
Replies: 407
Views: 49973

Re: Winged Heroes

PanBiker wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 11:14
I count 13 young women on that Hurricane,
The last supper for the pilot?
by plaques
20 Jan 2018, 09:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4815
Views: 227507

Re: POLITICS CORNER

There is no credible alternative to soldiering on with her so she is feeling safer I think. I think we entered the 'Punch and Judy' mode. with the roles reversed. Punch,= Boris, makes some outlandish statement, Judy, = Mrs May, hits him over the head. Which all goes to show how strong and stable sh...
by plaques
19 Jan 2018, 13:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4815
Views: 227507

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Carillion, Listened to Chris Grayling defending the contract to Carillion for part of the HS2 rail project. He said there was no problem because Carillion was part of a consortium and the others would take up the slack. He didn't say what percentage Carillion had in its part contract. I suppose 2% i...
by plaques
18 Jan 2018, 22:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7904
Views: 313191

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Still up in Geordie land. The Collingwood Monument, near the Tynemouth priory. Our Geordie Mafia will know that there are some good flea markets in this area.
by plaques
18 Jan 2018, 08:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4815
Views: 227507

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Pendle Council (Conservative) once proposed that the Colne / Foulridge bypass could be financed though PFI. The cost would be paid in installments later with minimal immediate capital costs. BUT the payback would be relative to the amount of traffic over the next 10 years. A totally unknown factor e...
by plaques
17 Jan 2018, 12:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7904
Views: 313191

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

For Tripps, Talked to my pal up at Newbiggin by the sea he said there were a number of battery installations from Blyth down to towards the Tyne river. and that some of the WW1 may still exist. Also from a Seaton Sluice website Link. . 'Defence of this industrialised coast has always been a priority...
by plaques
16 Jan 2018, 22:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4815
Views: 227507

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Right on cue, Boris starts a diversion with a £350M+ statement on NHS funding. Link. . Just when the government is coming under attack for the Carillion cock up another dead cat gets thrown on the table. The Tories used to pride themselves on their business credentials but are now being exposed as t...
by plaques
16 Jan 2018, 21:55
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Big Brother 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Big Brother 2018

Its been reported that WhatsApp users may have been subjected to a new bit of spyware that has not been seen on Adroid platforms before. Some of its spy features include recording the area sounds when entering a specific location. Spy on messages and transmit them through Wi-Fi. This 'Skygofree' spy...
by plaques
16 Jan 2018, 09:49
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7904
Views: 313191

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I think we looked at something very similar in the past, a torpedo gun mounting, Not 100% sure but a definite maybe.
Torpedo gun.JPG
by plaques
16 Jan 2018, 09:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1181
Views: 83094

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

China, what about helicopters they 'fly' without any wings. If aerodynamics was that simple why do they spend millions with wind tunnels and model designs? Take a look at modern 'fan blade' jets with their scimitar shaped blades, Link All too complicated for me.
by plaques
16 Jan 2018, 08:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4815
Views: 227507

Re: POLITICS CORNER

By going into administration Carillion have given the administrators one big headache. If they have been subcontracting work out to a multitude of other firms which in turn may have other contractors, ad infinitum. Then there is the terms of the contract eg: (Most contracts have "assignment" clauses...
by plaques
14 Jan 2018, 09:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4815
Views: 227507

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Panic in Hawaii, the Island's Government sent out smart phone text message to say that there is an impending missile strike heading towards the Island. It turned out it was all a mistake. Someone had pressed the wrong button. Human error, well that's alright then ? its only a button. The reports the...
by plaques
13 Jan 2018, 08:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6918
Views: 288931

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I know that young ladies are getting taller these days but a lot of them appear to cheat. Its quite common to see 4-5 inch heel shoes, and those are the ones with the spikey heels, god knows what they wear under culottes. The model in the picture looks like she has platform shoes.
by plaques
11 Jan 2018, 13:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7904
Views: 313191

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Tizer wrote:
11 Jan 2018, 10:21
long one on the far right is for deterring muggers.
Totally wrong,. Its for getting the muck out of your fingernails.
by plaques
11 Jan 2018, 13:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4815
Views: 227507

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer. Tactical nuclear weapons have been with us in one form or another since the mid 1950s. Initially went under the heading 'Nuclear Artillery' Link. . No doubt the capability of these things is probably 10 ahead of anything that appears in print. The last thing we need is any more of them. We ar...
by plaques
11 Jan 2018, 08:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 6918
Views: 288931

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Wiki, definition. " culottes were the fashionable silk knee-breeches of the 18th-century nobility and bourgeoisie, and the working class sans-culottes wore pantaloons, or trousers, instead." Hope we are not preparing for a re-run of the French Revolution.
by plaques
10 Jan 2018, 13:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4815
Views: 227507

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Back in the 1985 ish days Russia was spending nearly 40% if its national budget on the military and arms research. All this was in attempt to keep up with the Americans in the cold war arms race. Finally the Russians saw the light that they already had enough rockets and Atomic bombs to kill everybo...
by plaques
10 Jan 2018, 08:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8308
Views: 361407

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Changes to the law on purchasing via credit cards / debit cards has now come into affect. Link. The price that you pay for goods and services should be the same irrespective of whether you pay by cash or card. This is an EU law that came into affect last Sunday. I've some sympathy for the small reta...
by plaques
08 Jan 2018, 09:53
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3707
Views: 277219

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

One of those calls this morning from a lady that sounded as though she was in the middle of an Indian market place surrounded by people who were placing their racing bets. She claimed to be from BT alerting to us a problem of numerous attacks on our router. All I had to do was open up this connectio...
by plaques
07 Jan 2018, 08:29
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2250
Views: 111364

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

A friend of mine who did a lot of travelling and consequently used his credit card over the phone always made a point of saying to whoever it was taking the card details." Don't repeat the numbers after me and don't read them back to me. If you want conformation ask me to repeat it". His logic was t...
by plaques
06 Jan 2018, 13:29
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7904
Views: 313191

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Not having any size scale makes it a bit more difficult. Could be a screw thread template or knowing Stanley a gauge for machining the grooves in a rope drive fly wheel?
by plaques
06 Jan 2018, 13:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Lies, damned lies and statistics
Replies: 183
Views: 22998

Re: Lies, damned lies and statistics

Remembering my old student days, all pre calculator, you could use your own slide rule, generally the log, log, type and if you were really up there at the cutting edge of technology it could have various other slide functions on the back. Any rules sporting formulie or equations were swapped for a ...

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