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by chinatyke
19 Feb 2020, 11:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462923

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it in Minnesota?
by chinatyke
18 Feb 2020, 05:25
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1263
Views: 95504

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

The best ever summary of the British view of the different newspapers is most famous for being used in an episode of 'Yes Prime Minister' first broadcast in 1987. British satire TV at its best. Sir Humphrey: "The only way to understand the Press is to remember that they pander to their readers' prej...
by chinatyke
17 Feb 2020, 12:07
Forum: Natural World
Topic: Homing Frogs
Replies: 98
Views: 12528

Re: Homing Frogs

I never did get my homing frogs. One night, when the conditions were just right, I was going to go out and collect some baby toads, until my wife warned me that the toads around here had poisonous skin. I don't know if that is right but it put me off collecting them for my garden pond. My koi carp ...
by chinatyke
17 Feb 2020, 11:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462923

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I like Glo's hint too, hiding in plain sight!
by chinatyke
17 Feb 2020, 05:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462923

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote:
17 Feb 2020, 04:09
Big clue, it's thought to be the oldest mechanical clock in the world.
Thanks. I know it now!
by chinatyke
17 Feb 2020, 03:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462923

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it the Greenwich "ball" mechanism on the Royal Observatory?
by chinatyke
16 Feb 2020, 12:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462923

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Does it ring a bell?

A chime mechanism?
by chinatyke
15 Feb 2020, 01:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4583
Views: 204304

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

China, if you carry a smartphone perhaps you should photograph your passport etc on it then you'll always be able to show it. Thanks. I never thought of doing that and I already have a scan of my passport! I'll do it today! I have a 4G smartphone most of which is a mystery to me. :good: LATER, much...
by chinatyke
14 Feb 2020, 12:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4583
Views: 204304

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Now you've said that you'll probably get stopped next time you go out. What happens to you when they do find you out and about without a passport? :extrawink: Another hygiene precaution for us is that when we get books from the library we always wipe down the covers with disinfectant wipes. I happe...
by chinatyke
14 Feb 2020, 00:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4583
Views: 204304

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

... a guy in Wuhan,.. Interestingly he said you can't do anything in secret here - you sign out of your block when you leave and sign in when you come back - with facial recognition software - 'they' know where you are all the time. Sounds a lot like 1984, and is in total contrast to what Chinatyke...
by chinatyke
13 Feb 2020, 11:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4583
Views: 204304

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Great news Ian. Shame about the delay in telling you the results. Go and celebrate now. :good:
by chinatyke
13 Feb 2020, 08:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4583
Views: 204304

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Hubei province reported 14,840 new coronavirus cases, including 13,332 clinically diagnosed cases, on Feb 12. The hard-hit province also reported 242 new deaths from the infection on the same day. That brings the total number of confirmed cases to almost 60,000. That's a massive increase, over 30%,...
by chinatyke
13 Feb 2020, 05:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4583
Views: 204304

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Hubei province reported 14,840 new coronavirus cases, including 13,332 clinically diagnosed cases, on Feb 12. The hard-hit province also reported 242 new deaths from the infection on the same day. That brings the total number of confirmed cases to almost 60,000. That's a massive increase, over 30%, ...
by chinatyke
12 Feb 2020, 12:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462923

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It's on the north facing wall of St Bartholomew's Church in Colne.

Well it could be, and, if you say it with enough conviction, people will believe you! :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
12 Feb 2020, 12:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4583
Views: 204304

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

The fact that a lot of migrant workers have stayed at home and have not returned to their work place has put pressure on manufacturers. The government has taken some measures to redirect workers to essential places of work. The Government is well aware of the problem and it will damage the economy. ...
by chinatyke
12 Feb 2020, 08:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2196
Views: 153581

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

Exchanging cash will be hazardous in China at the moment but I'll bet they're well into cashless transactions. (I'm sure our China correspondent can help us on that.) It might get a boost here if we see more coronavirus infections in the UK. Money is very dirty biologically and you should avoid it ...
by chinatyke
12 Feb 2020, 02:06
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5187
Views: 364414

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Tizer wrote:
11 Feb 2020, 09:51
China has denied the allegations and insisted it does not engage in cyber-theft.

... Geng Shuang denied the allegations on Tuesday and said China's government, military and their personnel "never engage in cyber theft of trade secrets".
I can't understand why any country bothers to deny it!
by chinatyke
12 Feb 2020, 01:57
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3969
Views: 176197

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

This is one for China. With all this coronavirus going round and everybody wearing masks are the supermarkets disinfecting hand rails and trolley handles? Also has anyone come up with their own detachable trolley handle that will clip on / off so that you can take it home and put it your sterilizer...
by chinatyke
12 Feb 2020, 01:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10417
Views: 427807

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

..by the time I had bought it, it would have been nearly as much as a cheap bag. That's because of all that cheap stuff being sent here from China's place of abode! :extrawink: No cotton is grown in the UK so it is 100% foreign and should be processed where it is grown, hence you buy the finished a...
by chinatyke
12 Feb 2020, 01:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4583
Views: 204304

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I've seen it flippantly called Wu Flu, or if you prefer Flu Manchu. :smile: I think we''ll need a sense of humour before long. :biggrin2: :good: How are illness outbreaks (like mad cow disease) in animals controlled? Isolation, containment and culling. Unfortunately people are slightly different. C...
by chinatyke
11 Feb 2020, 11:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462923

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The things on the floor could be square links I suppose so making chains for ships or other very heavy duties?
The crucible holder thingy could be for carrying big rivets so are they the gang that closes the rivets?
by chinatyke
11 Feb 2020, 08:10
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3969
Views: 176197

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Stanley wrote:
11 Feb 2020, 02:56
Incidentally, we had no hot water in the engine house ...
Aye, but you could get a bucket of steam whenever you wanted!
by chinatyke
11 Feb 2020, 08:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10417
Views: 427807

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

:good:

Enjoy your trip.
by chinatyke
11 Feb 2020, 07:38
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462923

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

My first thought was that they were casting something and this would fit in with the crucible holder but I don't know anything about foundries. Sorry, I'll bow out and leave it to the engineers.
by chinatyke
11 Feb 2020, 05:54
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11621
Views: 462923

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Only thing I can think of is that they were pounding something, like compacting hardcore and earth for wall foundations, but one chap (2nd from left) is holding a double ended open loop thingie that I've no idea about.

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