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by chinatyke
27 Sep 2020, 09:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 87
Views: 4281

Re: Social Media

To fall for that syndrome you must have to have no ability at all to disbelieve and question! The same people blindly follow and adulate 'celebrities'. There are millions of people following religions. I say that shows that lots of people "have no ability at all to disbelieve and question", they're...
by chinatyke
27 Sep 2020, 08:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13029
Views: 482622

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Did it cut weeds on a canal?
by chinatyke
26 Sep 2020, 15:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5122
Views: 214977

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Thanks for the update Stephen. I wish you well. :good: Same sentiments, Stephen. I hope they start to sort you out next month and you get some relief. Stay positive, quite a few of us on here have been put through the mill. It comes as a shock to realise we're not as fit as we thought. Good luck an...
by chinatyke
26 Sep 2020, 11:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2452
Views: 158744

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

Thanks Peter. I cannot access any links to the Beeb. I don't really understand all the fuss around this e-currency. Isn't it just another fiat currency with no cash option? Like everyone else I'm already using e-transactions to pay for most things. My pensions go into my bank accounts without anyone...
by chinatyke
26 Sep 2020, 06:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1635
Views: 18652

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

China, makes no difference to me. I abolished Xmas long ago when I started living as a singleton. Not guilty m'lud: It was Plaques who mentioned Xmas! I've given it up also except that we have had turkey dinner with friends for the past 3 years. Last year we cooked and prepared the meal and table o...
by chinatyke
25 Sep 2020, 12:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5122
Views: 214977

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I'd recommend watching a few Louis Rossman videos on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=louis+rossmann . He'll soon talk you out of buying Apple products :biggrin2: The price alone stops me buying Apple products. I loved my Mac computer but when it was time to change it I couldn'...
by chinatyke
25 Sep 2020, 09:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5122
Views: 214977

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Just confirming that I'm OK after logging out and logging in again and rechecking the remember me box. Do as Ian suggests.
by chinatyke
25 Sep 2020, 09:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5122
Views: 214977

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

When I click the link it goes to <send a reply> box. I think the link must be wrong. I am OK with the login and it remembers me. Perhaps you need to put a tick in a box again or something. Thinking about your reply, you must not be logged in if it asks you to login before going to the same box I get...
by chinatyke
24 Sep 2020, 12:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1635
Views: 18652

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

PanBiker wrote: 24 Sep 2020, 10:16 The one released today for England and Wales is an NHS one that does work.
THE new NHS Test and Trace app could wrongly tell a third of Brits to self-isolate - and it doesn't work on older iPhones.

Doesn't sound much better than before!
by chinatyke
24 Sep 2020, 11:48
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4555
Views: 187654

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Whenever we have travelled in the UK, we always wonder why washing machines over there are designed to either boil or bash one’s clothes to death... When I moved to China my wife educated me on washing clothes at low temperatures as I always used a warm wash cycle. Our clothes aren't dirty, just sw...
by chinatyke
24 Sep 2020, 11:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2452
Views: 158744

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

That sounds extortionate for a couple of lamps so I had a quick look here. I don't know your model but a quick search shows model Magotan B8 headlight assembly (pair - original equipment) at 1068 rmb + 114 rmb for installation. That's £123 + £13. (No VAT, tax is included). What a rip off!
by chinatyke
24 Sep 2020, 11:18
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 376
Views: 50507

Re: Marine Engineers

Thank goodness for containerisation and an end to the damage and pilferage at the docks, not to mention the whims of the unions. If ever a group of shirkers deserved their demise it was the dockers!
by chinatyke
24 Sep 2020, 11:00
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13029
Views: 482622

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

PanBiker wrote: 24 Sep 2020, 09:26 Big Iron, Big Iron, and the Rangers aim was deadly with the Big Iron on his hip.

Marty Robbins :extrawink:
You've got me listening to Marty Robbins now! :laugh5:
by chinatyke
24 Sep 2020, 10:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13029
Views: 482622

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Gloria wrote: 24 Sep 2020, 07:24 It’s the knotted gun in New York created as a memorial to John Lennon.
I didn't know that it was dedicated to John Lennon. I just knew it was outside the UN building in NY, a very topical place at the moment.
by chinatyke
23 Sep 2020, 16:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12124
Views: 537479

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I wondered what that button did! There are several more that I've never used, I must be more adventurous! I'm going to try a few now!
by chinatyke
23 Sep 2020, 15:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2452
Views: 158744

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

Stanley wrote: 23 Sep 2020, 12:23 Just had the post delivered. It includes a flyer from Provident offering me a £1,000 loan at 535.3% APR.
The sharks are circling already.
:surprised: That's about 10% per week or £100 a week in fees! I wonder if they find takers at that level of interest?
by chinatyke
23 Sep 2020, 12:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13029
Views: 482622

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Me too!
by chinatyke
23 Sep 2020, 10:34
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September
Replies: 43
Views: 245

Re: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September

1. I can see the donate button as described by Ian. It isn't visible if your page view is zoomed as Ian says. 2. I've donated but there is a problem if you use payment by card . When entering my address details, as soon as I entered China (from the drop down list of countries) the process goes back ...
by chinatyke
23 Sep 2020, 04:55
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4737
Views: 287946

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Many don't even have bank accounts! This needs to be remembered in any move towards the abolition of money in your pocket. I think cash will be used less and less until it dies a natural death. Already people pay by their e-wallets on their mobile phones. There are no transaction charges for payer ...
by chinatyke
22 Sep 2020, 22:59
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 762
Views: 26378

Re: Shed Matters 3

0700 Beijing time: Loads like lightning again, the infrastructure must have done whatever it needed to do! Thanks for the explanations, Ian.
by chinatyke
22 Sep 2020, 18:12
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 762
Views: 26378

Re: Shed Matters 3

Thanks Ian. I didn't know the servers had to 'learn' all the pathways, I thought everything happened instantly. It may very well be the Chinese firewall that has to verify the new information sources.
by chinatyke
22 Sep 2020, 16:22
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 762
Views: 26378

Re: Shed Matters 3

This thread is a big beneficiary of the new improved loading speed. :smile: Not for me! Shed Matters opened with only 1 photo. Then the others started to open line by line. Like watching paint dry! I've given up waiting! 3 pics opened up after a few minutes. Tried again 5 minutes later and the same...
by chinatyke
22 Sep 2020, 16:17
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September
Replies: 43
Views: 245

Re: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September

Well done Ian. :good:

I've been away and off-line since Sunday morning so I wasn't aware that anything was amiss until Tuesday teatime (Beijing time).
by chinatyke
22 Sep 2020, 15:04
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12124
Views: 537479

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tizer wrote: 22 Sep 2020, 14:40 This is what grabbed my attention today! OGFB is up and running again! Many thanks Ian. Now we just need to pay our repair bills. :smile:
I go away for 2 days and come back to chaos! I thought you'd banned me and locked me out!

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