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by chinatyke
22 Oct 2019, 14:11
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442607

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it something to do with astronomy?
by chinatyke
22 Oct 2019, 14:09
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Landline Telephones
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Landline Telephones

I think I need a landline to get the internet? We have a physical cable connection for the internet and the telephone used to come through the same connection as the Internet. Apparently we save about 60 pence a month by not having a telephone number allocated to us. Big deal! My wife was right in ...
by chinatyke
22 Oct 2019, 11:31
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Landline Telephones
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Landline Telephones

We did away with ours 4 years ago and haven't noticed any ill effects though I wasn't pleased at the time when my wife told me what she'd done. I guess they are old fashioned now and the young kids wouldn't be able to use a handset with a dial on it . (Do they still have those?) We still get nuisanc...
by chinatyke
22 Oct 2019, 11:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9794
Views: 411454

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Just a thought for your consideration. If you want to electrify the model when you have finished it then consider using a microwave turntable motor. They are cheap, powerful, slow (4 tor 6 rpm typical), only 2 to 4W, small, can be boxed in and made to look unobtrusive and be belt drive connected to ...
by chinatyke
22 Oct 2019, 02:53
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 829
Views: 60772

Re: Wildlife Corner

We had one take up residence whilst the builders were working on this apartment. This bedroom was open to the outside at the time. We shooed it away, I assume bats are not protected here, there are plenty of them. 19287 It is clinging in an upper corner of the room with its face pointing down toward...
by chinatyke
21 Oct 2019, 08:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1275
Views: 93563

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Cathy wrote:
21 Oct 2019, 07:57
All the best Pluggy. I think of you too.
the very best wishes from us, too, Stephen. I hope the eventual treatment helps you.
by chinatyke
21 Oct 2019, 07:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442607

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Spawned from these?
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by chinatyke
21 Oct 2019, 02:48
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from a new member into metal detecting
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Hi from a new member into metal detecting

Welcome Gavin. An interesting hobby that I've always wanted to try but I can't do it where I live now. Childhood dreams of finding a Roman coin, not anything valuable but part of the history of Colne. Enjoy your detecting!
by chinatyke
18 Oct 2019, 14:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442607

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Let me think!!
by chinatyke
17 Oct 2019, 06:04
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442607

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Are they different forms of steps? I'm thinking of those you would drive into tree trunks or telegraph poles.
by chinatyke
16 Oct 2019, 11:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442607

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It would Gloria but while you were homing in China has upstaged you with the right answer, it's a frame for lacing up, spoking, trueing and balancing bicycle wheels. How could he do this to you..... :surprised: 😱😱😂😂 Sorry Gloria. You can have the Brownie points. :extrawink: I thought it was for bik...
by chinatyke
16 Oct 2019, 08:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442607

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it for truing wheels with spokes, for example bicycle wheels?
by chinatyke
15 Oct 2019, 04:59
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5017
Views: 356635

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Stanley wrote:
15 Oct 2019, 03:10
Why is it so comfortable to stick with Google?
Because Google is the best. We're prevented from accessing it by the Great (Fire) Wall of China but can use Bing which is a poor second. Most of the time Bing discovers my location in China and shows the result in Chinese rendering it useless.
by chinatyke
14 Oct 2019, 12:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442607

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stone wool is made from volcanic rock, typically basalt or dolomite, an increasing proportion of which is recycled material in the form of briquettes. [I have to take issue with their reference to dolomite. It isn't a volcanic rock, it's like limestone (calcium carbonate) but with some of the calci...
by chinatyke
14 Oct 2019, 06:12
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442607

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I've never heard of that use for slag. I've heard of mineral wool insulation, is that what this was called? I assumed it was glass fibre.
by chinatyke
13 Oct 2019, 10:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442607

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

This looks like a low tech operation and I'm guessing again. Lime and slag were used as a dressing to improve farmland. Could this be how it was prepared?
by chinatyke
13 Oct 2019, 04:29
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442607

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I'm guessing they are using slag waste with limestone to make bricks or possibly refractory bricks. Only thing I can think of!
by chinatyke
12 Oct 2019, 15:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1126
Views: 102992

Re: OBITUARIES

by chinatyke
12 Oct 2019, 01:56
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: It's somebody's birthday on Tuesday!
Replies: 27
Views: 430

Re: It's somebody's birthday on Tuesday!

Why are you celebrating so early? Do you have two birthdays like the Queen?

Best wishes for Monday.
by chinatyke
11 Oct 2019, 13:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9794
Views: 411454

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

...Or Standerwick?
by chinatyke
11 Oct 2019, 11:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9794
Views: 411454

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 06:07
Yup China, the saying refers to passing bus passengers.
Funny how I've only just seen that, I genuinely thought it was the river!
by chinatyke
11 Oct 2019, 06:38
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10583
Views: 442607

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Charging a kiln to make cement?
by chinatyke
11 Oct 2019, 03:21
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10579
Views: 500499

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Ian, hard luck. I did exactly the same thing on a flagstone edge opposite the Post Office. Nothing to do with old age China, it's badly laid flagstones! Only joking. Hope you are OK Ian. I fell in June and cracked a rib when I slipped on wet tiles so I know how it hurts. I didn't dare to sneeze for...
by chinatyke
11 Oct 2019, 03:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9794
Views: 411454

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue. As my dad always said "A drunken man on a galloping horse wouldn't notice it". Round here the version is "They'll never see it off the Ribble". Butcher's Day today and some casting hunting on the web I think. Something has just struck me: Is that the Ribble bus? I've always thought of it as me...
by chinatyke
10 Oct 2019, 13:12
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10579
Views: 500499

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Hard lines Ian. Getting older, having little falls...isn't it fun? :biggrin2: :biggrin2: :biggrin2:

Sue the Council because of an unsafe footpath?

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