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by chinatyke
16 Jun 2019, 12:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3310
Views: 161270

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Stanley wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 05:16
If you should ever get an irrational urge to destroy a litter bin, desist! It is neither clever or constructive.
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by chinatyke
15 Jun 2019, 04:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1179
Views: 91540

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

It's the same with religion, you can convince otherwise rational people that it is OK to believe a preposterous idea. We laugh at people worshipping stones in the past but it seems it is OK to have imaginary friends in the sky and support their cause with money. It's all about money! The science sup...
by chinatyke
14 Jun 2019, 16:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1179
Views: 91540

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I said that the reduction is insignificant. For example a 10% reduction of emissions would lead to 1ppm less CO2. The CO2 levels vary naturally by about 6ppm during the year.
by chinatyke
14 Jun 2019, 13:44
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4755
Views: 351992

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

click to read what the USA are up to


And you think you should worry about Huawei? I'm sure all the competent governments are up to similar things.
by chinatyke
14 Jun 2019, 11:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1179
Views: 91540

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Exactly what the government want you to believe. They couldn't raise billions without it. I suppose the reduction in CO2 can't do any harm and the increased revenue will be well spent.
by chinatyke
14 Jun 2019, 11:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1179
Views: 91540

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Let's have a look at some facts: There are roughly 400 parts per million CO 2 in the air. Nature produces 97% of that and human activity is responsible for the other 3%, that's all farming, industry, mining and transport. And the governments of the World are going to tax the hell out of you to reduc...
by chinatyke
14 Jun 2019, 07:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9905
Views: 434231

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

So, nothing to do with blue cheese? :sad: Must go back to watching the moon, at least that's definitely made of cheese.

Wikipedia has been blacklisted here by the Great (fire) Wall of China. so I can't rely on that nowadays.
by chinatyke
14 Jun 2019, 06:40
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9905
Views: 434231

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Well the Mr. Holzappfel of lathe making fame originated from Strasbourg which is famous for gastronomy. So obviously for honing knives to precision cut gorgonzola. I knew I'd get my blue cheese in somewhere!
Were his lathes used for ornamental turning of ivory for musical instruments or timepieces?
by chinatyke
14 Jun 2019, 04:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9905
Views: 434231

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it for honing your Solingen cut throat razor?
by chinatyke
13 Jun 2019, 15:03
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4755
Views: 351992

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

BT £31.99 on an 18 month contract with a choice of "free tech", a Samsung Tablet, Amazon Echo or a set of noise cancelling wireless headphones. The money back on contract price (36Mbps) is £20 per month if they can't deliver. That's £7.00 a month more than my new contract price with TalkTalk. £7.00...
by chinatyke
12 Jun 2019, 11:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9905
Views: 434231

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

chinatyke wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 08:43
Anything to do with balls and brass monkeys?
...and different rates of expansion/contraction with temperature?
by chinatyke
12 Jun 2019, 08:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9905
Views: 434231

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Anything to do with balls and brass monkeys?
by chinatyke
12 Jun 2019, 08:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10078
Views: 491748

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The state of the heavy sports shirt I bought for a dollar in the Community Thrift Shop in Northfield many years ago. It is so heavily worn that the facings of the closures on the front and cuffs are worn through to the backing. I keep considering binning it but it is such a good shirt and an old fr...
by chinatyke
12 Jun 2019, 08:25
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3150
Views: 170048

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

... in Barlick we count ourselves lucky (At the moment....) to have one bank, Barclay's, still doing business on the High Street. It won't be long before this one goes as well. I never saw this change coming and still can't reconcile myself to it. Will you still need physical banks when there is no...
by chinatyke
12 Jun 2019, 02:22
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3310
Views: 161270

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Big Kev wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 12:05
...it didn't go as planned :laugh5:
:biggrin2:
Like the time my youngest daughter decided to warm up a boiled egg in its shell.
BANG!!
"What was that?"
"Whoops!"
by chinatyke
11 Jun 2019, 13:40
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9905
Views: 434231

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Inserting copper wire as a decoration in ...? Gorgonzola cheeses?
by chinatyke
11 Jun 2019, 13:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310280

Re: POLITICS CORNER

You're right of course, Brexit is an existential risk but I think my point might be that the reason we haven't managed this already is the fact our political system is set up for confrontation and not cooperation. It has been tested to breaking point and proved wanting. Exactly! A round table with ...
by chinatyke
11 Jun 2019, 11:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310280

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 11:02
I would give priority to preventing Brexit. Once out, we can't go back in.
Is that true?
by chinatyke
10 Jun 2019, 15:38
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10078
Views: 491748

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Today I was looking through some pictures of Pingguo found on search engine Bing. Imagine my surprise when there are several pictures lifted from OGFB of images I've submitted. There must be some reference to Pingguo in the hidden photo data. https://cn.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=Sc5O...
by chinatyke
10 Jun 2019, 14:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310280

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Kev, personally I've honestly never felt freer and safer and I've been here 15 years. As an example, we're supposed to carry our passports with us at all times; I never do, and I've never once been stopped and asked to show it. What would the consequences be if you were stopped and asked to show it...
by chinatyke
10 Jun 2019, 13:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310280

Re: POLITICS CORNER

China - it's a joy to have you on the site. I see however that you cannot publicly name the 'Beijing event' openly. I can say 'Peterloo' without consequences. :smile: Yep, I don't want to attract the attention of the censors. Actually, I've often heard it said that there will be a file kept somewhe...
by chinatyke
10 Jun 2019, 12:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9905
Views: 434231

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Whyperion wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 09:10
It looks like something for peicing or embossing leather or similar, a skill I dont have.
I agree. Is it what a cobbler would use around the welt(?) joining the upper and lower parts of a leather shoe?
by chinatyke
10 Jun 2019, 12:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310280

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Kev, personally I've honestly never felt freer and safer and I've been here 15 years. As an example, we're supposed to carry our passports with us at all times; I never do, and I've never once been stopped and asked to show it. Censoring of the internet is about the only thing that affects me and us...
by chinatyke
10 Jun 2019, 11:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6661
Views: 310280

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.

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