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by chinatyke
16 Jan 2020, 14:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10240
Views: 425075

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Happy birthday Sue and congrats to the first 50 years!
by chinatyke
16 Jan 2020, 14:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458543

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 12:51
China got it straight away! Sorry about that. I am trying..... Someone put another up!
Wow! It was a pure guess because the tubes appear to be slightly tapered. I was also thinking about heat exchangers like Gloria until I noticed the taper.
by chinatyke
16 Jan 2020, 08:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458543

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A mould for home-made candles?
by chinatyke
16 Jan 2020, 05:02
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11021
Views: 517346

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Gosh China. It brings to mind the way things were done years ago ie milkmen, bakers etc visiting every street, except these days they come by bike, vans and small trucks . It all sounds very efficient. How much does it cost to have a grocery shop delivered? I think it’s $15 here. It is very efficie...
by chinatyke
15 Jan 2020, 13:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11021
Views: 517346

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

We lament the demise of the corner shops and this report is about the rise of express deliveries, a service industry that processes internet orders. The volumes are huge in China because of the large population but the figures are incredible. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202001/06/WS5e12dc43a310cf...
by chinatyke
15 Jan 2020, 13:18
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 494
Views: 18326

Re: Shed Matters 3

A few weeks or months ago I asked if 3D-printing would take over from casting. Your reply went along the lines that it would be difficult with the high temperatures involved. Today I was reading an article about using 3D-printing to produce medical implants from Tantalum which has a melting point of...
by chinatyke
15 Jan 2020, 03:34
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5159
Views: 363531

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

How's the keyboard China? (And incidentally your operation scars?) Not had any further trouble with the keyboard, perhaps your trick with the dongle worked. Operation wounds have healed nicely and scars are fading fast and blending in. Thanks for asking. That little drama has been relegated to the ...
by chinatyke
14 Jan 2020, 13:43
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5159
Views: 363531

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Anyone out there still on Windows 7? `Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?' Win 7 `Cyber-security experts are urging Windows 7 users to upgrade their operating system. Microsoft is going to stop supporting Windows 7 from Tuesday so that it can focus on "newer technologies". As a re...
by chinatyke
12 Jan 2020, 15:03
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5159
Views: 363531

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I have the same Tiz. The reason I had to change regularly at one time is because I wore out the letters on the keys and don't touch type. This one is doing far better! China. if it's wireless try taking the transmitter out and replacing it a couple of times to clean the contacts up. Thanks. I'll tr...
by chinatyke
10 Jan 2020, 14:54
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5159
Views: 363531

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

My 2½ years old computer monitor packed in yesterday and I took it to the repair shop. They've quoted 200 rmb (about £22) to repair it with a 6 months guarantee. Now my wireless keyboard is acting up and keeps missing odd letters as I type. I've just had a look underneath and there are 2 AAA batteri...
by chinatyke
09 Jan 2020, 05:25
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1579
Views: 111531

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Amazing! For years I have been asking why microwaves can't cool things down. It looks as though it might be here! I shall not be buying one...... I once bought a Thermos flask that claimed to do that, keep hot things hot and cold things cold. I must have got a faulty one because when I opened it at...
by chinatyke
09 Jan 2020, 03:28
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5159
Views: 363531

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

You'll love it Kev. Remember dial-up? It's all relative. When we all thought 56kbps was fast! I can remember Pace (an electronics company based in Shipley) demonstrating a modem to Ilkley Computer Club around 1986 I think. They were still educating people about the dial-up internet and we connected...
by chinatyke
07 Jan 2020, 08:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1347
Views: 96073

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Today it is 31C in the shade on my balcony at 4pm. The historical weather data from www.Foreca.com shows an average of 15C high/8C low for this town with a minimum -1C low in 2003 and max 23C high in 2017. Their own website shows a current temp of 28C, so it is a new record high for us. A glorious w...
by chinatyke
07 Jan 2020, 08:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458543

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I was laughing at Maz's comment: "Woman too busy steering and forgot about the chip pan?" after you wrote "Common to see the bargee's wife steering the butty"
by chinatyke
07 Jan 2020, 04:19
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458543

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

:biggrin2:
by chinatyke
06 Jan 2020, 23:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458543

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Thanks Ian. I came across another mis-translation and new word yesterday on a large hoarding in Nanning. Topest. "It is the topest night club" The bargee told me that they used to hang a knotted rope fender/bumper over the side of the rear barge just trailing in the water. Moving this from one side ...
by chinatyke
06 Jan 2020, 14:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458543

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I've heard them referred to as butty boats but I don't know whether that was a special type of barge. One of the drivers that delivered chlorine to us was born and brought up on a boat and took a commercial boat and towed barge down to Birmingham every year during his holidays. I remember him asking...
by chinatyke
06 Jan 2020, 13:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458543

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I almost suggested a boat weighbridge but I thought it sounded daft and that they weighed boats by displacement and measuring how far they sank in the water. You live and learn! Good one Tiz. :good:
by chinatyke
05 Jan 2020, 22:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458543

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is this the counterweight arrangement of a boat lift? Boats are lifted to or from another level by gravity when this is filled with water. There is one in Northwich, Cheshire.
by chinatyke
05 Jan 2020, 13:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 254
Views: 4007

Re: Seen in the News

Later. See THIS BBC report of the latest news to emerge on HS2. "There is "overwhelming evidence" that the costs of HS2 are "out of control" and its benefits overstated, the deputy chair of its review panel has said. Lord Berkeley said the high-speed rail line, linking London and northern England, ...
by chinatyke
05 Jan 2020, 00:11
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458543

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Water intake pond for a town's supply?
by chinatyke
04 Jan 2020, 12:59
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11243
Views: 458543

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

For retting flax?
by chinatyke
04 Jan 2020, 12:53
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1263
Views: 84189

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

China. Read it twice just to make sure I didn't understand it. Sure enough I was right, I didn't understand it. Waiting for your review :biggrin2: Once is enough. I didn't like the way he sometimes introduces concepts and assumes we all know these ideas and that they are 100% proven and accepted. B...
by chinatyke
04 Jan 2020, 12:16
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11021
Views: 517346

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote:
04 Jan 2020, 05:32
The fact that I have a new title in my Kenyan family, the Kiragu Nation. I am now Mzee Stanley, a direct translation is Sir Stanley. :biggrin2:
:biggrin2: :good:
by chinatyke
03 Jan 2020, 11:27
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11021
Views: 517346

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

PanBiker wrote:
03 Jan 2020, 09:44
It's not my birthday China it was merely the fact that I was forty years old when my dad died on this day.
My mistake. I've a brain like a sieve these days!
Glad you have happy memories of your Dad.

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