Search found 1859 matches

by chinatyke
18 Aug 2018, 16:00
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3908
Views: 315595

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Of course, the link is blocked here in China! I think Google Earth is the greatest free program ever launched and it is crippled here, not unobtainable, but slowed to a crawl and photos cannot be opened. Google search engine, another World-class winner, is also crippled. Yahoo is OK though. Microsof...
by chinatyke
17 Aug 2018, 16:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1645
Views: 130924

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

It's a reasonable request that they make: for me to confirm I'm still alive every 2 years and have my declaration witnessed by someone of good standing. Chinese policemen won't get involved because they don't know what they are signing and aren't allowed to put their official stamp on the form. As I...
by chinatyke
17 Aug 2018, 15:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2766
Views: 153774

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Wow, Ian. Don't know what to say, you're the hiker and fit one amongst us. Sounds like the hospital is looking after you and has everything under control, but a worry for you and your family to have to deal with. Best wishes for a successful outcome.
by chinatyke
17 Aug 2018, 14:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1645
Views: 130924

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

Talking about pensions...my sister-in-law retired from her health visitor job last year. This month she turned 60 and was in the middle of celebrating when her NHS monthly pension failed to appear in her account. She phoned them and was told that they've been paying her too much so she won't get he...
by chinatyke
17 Aug 2018, 04:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5415
Views: 268378

Re: POLITICS CORNER

You've missed the point China. Brexit could leave us in a worse state than WW2. As it is many public services are below that standard now and they are not going to get any better. There doesn't seem to be any doubt that you'll be worse off, Richard (Bruff) has already pointed that out. The glory da...
by chinatyke
17 Aug 2018, 03:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5415
Views: 268378

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stop worrying about Brexit, the country survived WW2. In another 5 years the UK will still be there and people will be moaning about something else, maybe the cost of Chianti or water melons! :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
17 Aug 2018, 03:37
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2566
Views: 145086

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Does anyone remember the magnetic gizmos you could buy to straighten the edge out on your safety razor blade overnight to prolong it's life? Never used them but I remember them. There was also a pyramid shaped device that was supposed to resharpen your blade edge by just being placed on the blade.
by chinatyke
16 Aug 2018, 04:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5415
Views: 268378

Re: POLITICS CORNER

:biggrin2:
I do come out with a load of rubbish sometimes! :extrawink:
by chinatyke
16 Aug 2018, 01:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5415
Views: 268378

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The party not in power are called the Opposition. They are still MPs and should be doing their job of helping to govern the country. If you were running a company you would expect everyone to sing from the same hymn sheet and get rid of those employees who didn't.
by chinatyke
16 Aug 2018, 01:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2036
Views: 138047

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Bodger wrote:
15 Aug 2018, 19:46
A GOOD FORECAST ??
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newsp ... 814.2.56.5
Love the way it is described as GOAL CONSUMPTION - looks like the Daily Mail reporters have migrated to Fairfax Media.
by chinatyke
15 Aug 2018, 13:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2036
Views: 138047

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Generally speaking I've no problem with this but admit that I like the high intensity halogen where I do my reading. On some light fittings, like the halogen down lighter type, you can use a LED bulb with the diffuser removed. For example, they are used in our lifts, and provide pin point light sou...
by chinatyke
15 Aug 2018, 11:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7664
Views: 346887

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
15 Aug 2018, 06:00
The news is that they have another dog, a puppy......
Does this mean that the vicious one has gone?
by chinatyke
15 Aug 2018, 11:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5415
Views: 268378

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Yes, we can read daily newspapers from other countries. I read Daily Mail, The Times, The Guardian, China Daily, People's Daily, CCTV Com English, whatever takes my fancy on the day. We get fed propaganda nonsense also, the same as you do in the UK. My main beef is people who constantly oppose what ...
by chinatyke
15 Aug 2018, 08:26
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8590
Views: 375423

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It's a safety blade to stop it snapping shut?
by chinatyke
15 Aug 2018, 08:24
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 926
Views: 76032

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Cathy wrote:
15 Aug 2018, 06:34
Heard an English lady say this today,
"Itchy bum, surprise to come."
Made me laugh. :laugh5:
and the second verse?
► Show Spoiler
by chinatyke
15 Aug 2018, 02:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5415
Views: 268378

Re: POLITICS CORNER

plaques wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 17:56
China, This link is to our 'independent ?' BBC. Link..
Sorry, I can't get BBC in Utopia. [There are ways but I must toe the line.]

Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive. :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
14 Aug 2018, 14:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5415
Views: 268378

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I appreciate why Barlick would be a Labour stronghold and I read plenty of anti-Conservative Party/anti-government comments on here. Do you think it is right for Corbyn in his position to be laying wreaths at Terrorist shrines, or is that just Daily Mail propaganda? The whole adversarial way of gove...
by chinatyke
14 Aug 2018, 11:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5415
Views: 268378

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 08:36
The Daily Mail is a disgrace.
So is Corbyn!
by chinatyke
14 Aug 2018, 03:57
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2646
Views: 133297

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Stanley wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 03:00
I'd never poison a dog, it wasn't the dog's fault.
Works on people too, but with medical intervention the outcome wouldn't be the same!
by chinatyke
13 Aug 2018, 12:14
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.
Replies: 112
Views: 1536

Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

Wendyf wrote:
12 Aug 2018, 06:43
... but also in the levels of iron and manganese present.
Manganese or magnesium?
by chinatyke
13 Aug 2018, 12:11
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2646
Views: 133297

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

chinatyke wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 03:58
Ground fish mixed with a little phenolphthalein.
Substitute ground beef for the fish and it works on lurchers too.
by chinatyke
13 Aug 2018, 12:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7664
Views: 346887

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 06:09
Probably. I wish our Neighbour From Hell would go..... (They own the dog that almost killed Jack)
Any update on whether they have been prosecuted by the police?
by chinatyke
09 Aug 2018, 05:52
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2646
Views: 133297

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Permanent solution!
by chinatyke
09 Aug 2018, 03:58
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2646
Views: 133297

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Ground fish mixed with a little phenolphthalein.

Go to advanced search