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by chinatyke
20 Feb 2018, 02:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 50
Views: 7112

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

PanBiker wrote:
19 Feb 2018, 11:24
How many beans make 5?
No clues, it's so easy but pointless and as daft as the last one.
It's got me stumped! :confused:
by chinatyke
19 Feb 2018, 09:42
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7989
Views: 318429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It's a winding handle that you insert in ledger splines to open them for insertion or removal of loose pages, typically used for company book-keeping and minutes. It's 55 years since I used one at W & B.
by chinatyke
19 Feb 2018, 01:54
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 50
Views: 7112

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

China, This has taken up some of my valuable chess playing time. If it raises up as a true arc of a circle then the calc:s require a lot of shuffling which will take up even more time. But if you are happy with a simple piggysorus calc: then its just under 2100 ft Pythagorus will do! You are exactl...
by chinatyke
18 Feb 2018, 15:39
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3741
Views: 281450

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

52 quid? You guys must be rolling in money. :sad: Seriously, are things really that expensive nowadays?
by chinatyke
18 Feb 2018, 15:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 50
Views: 7112

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

PanBiker wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 14:58
100 inches over 200 miles, it's negligible.
If you think that you'll be amazed by the answer!
by chinatyke
18 Feb 2018, 14:17
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3741
Views: 281450

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

110 quid, you've got to be joking!
by chinatyke
18 Feb 2018, 14:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2512
Views: 132851

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Tizer wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 10:22
China, what's the Chinese for bluetooth?
蓝牙 lanya

I'm just guessing because lan means blue and ya is tooth.
by chinatyke
18 Feb 2018, 14:01
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 50
Views: 7112

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Daft question, it depends at what point from the centre that the hypothetical buckling starts. If it were me, I would rigidly fasten it along all its length but on fasteners that would allow for expansion. :biggrin2: :extrawink: ... and the rail buckles upwards in the middle. Assume it slopes up ev...
by chinatyke
18 Feb 2018, 13:40
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 50
Views: 7112

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Here is a little puzzle to keep your brains active.

A railway line is 200 miles long. It is rigidly fixed at each end to allow zero movement. In summer the rail expands half an inch per mile and the rail buckles upwards in the middle. What height does it reach?
by chinatyke
18 Feb 2018, 09:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2512
Views: 132851

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Flat screen tv speakers aren't good so the sound bar will be a massive improvement. :good: I've become a bit of a dinosaur with all the latest technology on offer. I will be buying a Chinese sound bar and so I won't have the luxury of reading any instructions, but I know it has blue tooth. I don't ...
by chinatyke
18 Feb 2018, 03:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2512
Views: 132851

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Marilyn wrote:
17 Feb 2018, 09:14
EAREX?!!!
No wonder your TV sounds better! :geek: it isn't the sound bar!
I might hold back on buying a sound bar, Earex is cheaper!
by chinatyke
18 Feb 2018, 03:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7989
Views: 318429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote:
17 Feb 2018, 03:44
Sorry, no to all. Not made by Johnny, standard office equipment in its day.
I've just remembered what it is. Long time since I worked at Windle & Bowker. That is a clue!
by chinatyke
16 Feb 2018, 09:00
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7989
Views: 318429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Made by Johnny?
by chinatyke
15 Feb 2018, 07:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7989
Views: 318429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 04:19
You're both right, it's the Chinese sign for my birth year, I am an Iron Rat. Next rat year is 2020.
Next one?
How can that be right? It's a dog not a rat. :confused:
by chinatyke
14 Feb 2018, 22:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1538
Views: 117535

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

I think it was owned by a Councillor when I lived across from this land 60 years ago. I forget his name but his son was called Tony! May have been Tony Greaves. It's an ideal "fill in" area.
by chinatyke
14 Feb 2018, 22:06
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1138
Views: 71481

Re: GOOD TV

Thanks Ian. I don't usually read this topic and missed your posting. It was Stanley's post about his birthday present which caught my eye.
by chinatyke
14 Feb 2018, 14:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2512
Views: 132851

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I have one medical matter to report. For years I have had a polyp in the middle of my back which was always a nuisance, my braces caught on it and occasionally it would be irritated if I caught it. I was rubbing my back last night (as you do) and it dropped off! Yippee! My back is now as smooth as ...
by chinatyke
14 Feb 2018, 13:20
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1138
Views: 71481

Re: GOOD TV

Nolic wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 06:38
Same here Comrade. I enjoy Shetland.

I had a listen to Dan's £90 Samsung sound bar yesterday and its great. Same functions and quality as my Bose. Available at Argos.....other stores may also stock it.http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4132008 Nolic
Thanks from me also!
by chinatyke
14 Feb 2018, 13:17
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Happy Birthday Stanley
Replies: 23
Views: 158

Re: Happy Birthday Stanley

I speak Mandarin not Cantonese or Hokkian dialect!

Xin nian kuai le!
by chinatyke
14 Feb 2018, 13:09
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7989
Views: 318429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You beat me to it Gloria. The Chinese character is 狗 gou meaning dog. 🐶
by chinatyke
14 Feb 2018, 12:57
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Happy Birthday Stanley
Replies: 23
Views: 158

Re: Happy Birthday Stanley

Just bought myself a birthday present, a sound bar for my TV to improve my comprehension of what's actually going on! What a good idea. I didn't know these things existed. The sound quality from my wall mounted flat screen TV in my lounge is rubbish. Because it is a big room we sit a fair distance ...
by chinatyke
14 Feb 2018, 12:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Happy Birthday Stanley
Replies: 23
Views: 158

Re: Happy Birthday Stanley

Happy birthday, Stanley. I thought you was waiting for Valentine's cards not for birthday cards. Trust you got plenty of those as well?
by chinatyke
12 Feb 2018, 05:10
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2165
Views: 155074

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Exactly the same inspection used to be given to the tyres on the wheels of railway wagons, the ‘wheel tapper’ would go down the train tapping the wheels with a long handled hammer, any discrepancy in the note given off alerted him to a fault. Wheel tappers and shunters; tripe dressers....there were...
by chinatyke
10 Feb 2018, 05:40
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7989
Views: 318429

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Sleeve badge of a rifleman in the army? Sorry, not into military uniforms and such.
by chinatyke
06 Feb 2018, 15:05
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 822
Views: 65732

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

That story was told on the radio many years ago. I think it was Radio2 or Radio 4 that had a program where people phoned in their true confessions of an embarrassing nature and asked for forgiveness. The story was a couple of drunks staggering home from the pub in the dark who came across a big open...

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