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by chinatyke
23 Apr 2019, 14:19
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 277
Views: 32624

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Stanley wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 02:30
Same technique used for building the Hoover Dam ...
I saw that twin cable set up at the Hoover Dam. They told us that they still use it for maintenance and replacements of the 2000 tonne generator sets.
by chinatyke
23 Apr 2019, 12:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8682
Views: 397979

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Probably getting my photo ID done for my driving licence application. Can't find my last passport ones and I don't think I can get away again with my 15 year old self that I have on my bus pass, no one ever looks at that as its a smart card that you just pass over the reader when you get on the bus...
by chinatyke
23 Apr 2019, 06:58
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 867
Views: 84135

Re: PET'S CORNER

Jack is very deaf at the moment. I have had to put my shepherd whistle on a string round my neck so it is instantly available. He seems to hear that OK and answers well to it. I am worried in case my neglect of the mites and the subsequent infection has permanently damaged his hearing. Time will te...
by chinatyke
23 Apr 2019, 05:12
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3176
Views: 159307

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

No socks with sandals...(socks with sandals looks weird and dates you) Today's tip. If you wear socks with sandals and someone says you shouldn't refer them to the Roman Legions. Socks were always worn with nailed sandals. I always wear socks with sandals but I wouldn't be seen dead in shorts. Wher...
by chinatyke
23 Apr 2019, 04:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9686
Views: 431478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

From the cross section they look like nozzles that employ the venturi effect, but I don't know for what purpose. I've just ordered a venturi contraption to draw air into the water returning from my filters to my koi pond, might as well get some air entrained, it's free! The device cost £2.90 and ha...
by chinatyke
22 Apr 2019, 05:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9686
Views: 431478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I know! (Smug!)
by chinatyke
22 Apr 2019, 00:47
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3754
Views: 255832

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I worked at Wyke for 17 years at AH Marks. I have happy memories of my time spent in Wyke.
by chinatyke
21 Apr 2019, 12:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 277
Views: 32624

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Interesting subject and good photos. Was that set up erected specially for this job?
by chinatyke
20 Apr 2019, 11:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1880
Views: 145899

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

Stanley wrote:
20 Apr 2019, 02:58
Good China, I was pretty sure that would have occurred to you but thought it was worth mentioning.
Dead right, I'll keep scammers in mind when I call them. Thanks for reminding me.
by chinatyke
19 Apr 2019, 12:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1880
Views: 145899

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

Stanley wrote:
19 Apr 2019, 02:26
Are you sure it is the kosher bank China?
Yes. No problem there.
by chinatyke
19 Apr 2019, 12:01
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4629
Views: 349952

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Just a thought, Stanley, do you want to make the text bigger and easier to read? Pressing Control and + will do this.
by chinatyke
19 Apr 2019, 01:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1880
Views: 145899

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

Me. Well no - If there's no refund I'll take it. I must be losing my touch - there was a time when I would have argued all day ! :smile: Ha ha. Reminds me of when my friend's Chinese wife wouldn't accept a bottle of juice in the supermarket because she only wanted 1 bottle and it was a BOGOF (buy o...
by chinatyke
18 Apr 2019, 12:17
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4629
Views: 349952

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Are you sure you haven't overlooked something simple like <print to file> or whatever the pdf box says when you just intend saving the picture? Or got the settings wrong when it asks what is the default for a .pdf file?
by chinatyke
17 Apr 2019, 07:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6377
Views: 307388

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Thanks Kev, I hadn't come across that one.... I'm getting back up to speed and taking a bit more interest.... What strikes me at the moment is the complete lack of urgency or news of what is happening. This usually means that the Tories are formulating another Cunning Plan. Best bet is a leadership...
by chinatyke
17 Apr 2019, 07:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9686
Views: 431478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A clear sweet?
by chinatyke
17 Apr 2019, 01:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3868
Views: 188537

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Considering you've been through major surgery, Maz, it's wonderful that you are able to get about. Give it time to heal. Best wishes.
by chinatyke
16 Apr 2019, 12:50
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1057
Views: 89027

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

It's a spoiler!
:biggrin2: :biggrin2: :biggrin2:

On the back of a car.
by chinatyke
16 Apr 2019, 12:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3868
Views: 188537

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

That must be a weight off your mind. Well done.
by chinatyke
16 Apr 2019, 10:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6377
Views: 307388

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Big Kev wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 05:52
SSDD
:exactly:
by chinatyke
15 Apr 2019, 14:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9686
Views: 431478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I think Gloria got nearest with "storing things like old sixpences" - Do you remember a similar item: the small plastic Watney's Red Barrels that were given away and I think were intended to be used on dog collars for the owners information?
by chinatyke
14 Apr 2019, 09:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9686
Views: 431478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it part of a musical instrument? Like a whistle slide valve in those variable note whistles? (The Ludwig slide whistle.) But knowing you it would have to be a steam whistle from a traction engine. Just guessing!
by chinatyke
13 Apr 2019, 15:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9686
Views: 431478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Or is it something for cleaning the bowl of one of your pipes?
by chinatyke
13 Apr 2019, 15:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9686
Views: 431478

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Sorry, no pressure or mechanicals involved. It's far more simple than that. Look at the black ring round it, that's a clue...... The black ring could be an O ring, and it looks to have a hole in the thin end suggesting that it pivoted or moved, so is it something to do with a grease gun mechanism?
by chinatyke
12 Apr 2019, 14:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 7304

Re: GROWING OLD!

Thanks Ian.
by chinatyke
12 Apr 2019, 11:51
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: GROWING OLD!
Replies: 119
Views: 7304

Re: GROWING OLD!

Where has Thomo gone? Hope he is OK. I noticed he started this topic.

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