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by chinatyke
16 Oct 2018, 12:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2058
Views: 143577

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

I went for a walk today and noticed that someone (China Southern Power Grid) has erected new pylons and they are in the process of installing the insulators. These were hanging down and they are an enormous length. We already have a 500 kV HVDC transmission line passing nearby and I think this could...
by chinatyke
16 Oct 2018, 10:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8852
Views: 392433

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Near enough P. Well done. :good: It is just a support for hands free operation of a smart phone when video calling.

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by chinatyke
15 Oct 2018, 12:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8852
Views: 392433

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

No, sorry, Tiz.
by chinatyke
15 Oct 2018, 08:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8852
Views: 392433

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That looks like a sucker on the bottom so is it for attaching to a smooth surface like glass or a fridge door? It looks as though it's meant to attract attention to something but that's as far as I have got China..... Yes, that's a sucker on the base but not for a fridge door. You wouldn't have nee...
by chinatyke
15 Oct 2018, 03:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8852
Views: 392433

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

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This object is made for a special and very useful purpose. What is its purpose?
by chinatyke
13 Oct 2018, 15:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5607
Views: 279428

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I was on night shift duty So was I, and was (marginally) involved in communications with transatlantic aircraft - so it might have been an interesting night. The main problem was dealing with the rumours of how much extra we were being paid for working on that special night. The answer was 'nothing...
by chinatyke
13 Oct 2018, 05:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5607
Views: 279428

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I recalled the last potential catastrophe the country faced over the period of the 2000 millennium. ... Good thing we were so well prepared.:smile: I was on night shift duty as the shift manager at the chemical site on New Year's eve 1999. At midnight nothing exceptional happened except for a few f...
by chinatyke
13 Oct 2018, 03:00
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8852
Views: 392433

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It has a nautical link if I remember correctly. And that is a clue!
by chinatyke
11 Oct 2018, 04:09
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8852
Views: 392433

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Here is the story of the Craven heifer, courtesy of Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craven_Heifer
by chinatyke
10 Oct 2018, 09:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3005
Views: 162765

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Stanley wrote:
10 Oct 2018, 09:21
Kev, thanks for the update on Ian.
Yes, thanks Kev. If possible, can you please pass on our best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.
by chinatyke
10 Oct 2018, 08:50
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9157
Views: 446485

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

How topics disappear! Anything can happen behind The Great Wall of OGFB. It isn't just in China!

Only being facetious as usual. :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
10 Oct 2018, 04:03
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8852
Views: 392433

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Even I recognise that one! Is that Bolton Priory in the left background?
by chinatyke
10 Oct 2018, 01:05
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9157
Views: 446485

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

That's a nice map, it clearly shows the Ribble, Aire and Wharfe valleys. When I was at school a billion was 10 12 but now it is 10 9 . A trillion is now 10 12 . Wikipedia has some information here. The alternative word for billion (10 9 ) is milliard but this sounds confusing too and I've never hear...
by chinatyke
09 Oct 2018, 12:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9157
Views: 446485

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

So three billion litres of water a day would be better expressed as three thousand tonnes (or tons, there isn't much difference between ton and tonne). ... or 3 million tonnes! Or 100,000 road tanker loads! It's an awful lot of waste water. My opinion is that journalists are not too bright, particu...
by chinatyke
09 Oct 2018, 06:53
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 946
Views: 69155

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

World Without End by Ken Follett. I know it has been produced as a TV mini-series but the book is good. Just over one thousand pages so it has kept me intrigued for a couple of weeks.
by chinatyke
07 Oct 2018, 15:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1011
Views: 82310

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

In my view Colne's North Valley Road through Colne was purposely designed to cause traffic congestion. In normal conditions it takes at least 10 minutes to cover a mile. (6 miles and hour much of stood still). The thinking behind it appears to be that with so much congestion they had an argument to...
by chinatyke
07 Oct 2018, 15:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3005
Views: 162765

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

plaques wrote:
07 Oct 2018, 11:23
Funny isn't it. I imagined seeing him with his head swathed in bandages ...
Me too!

Great to see you looking relaxed.
by chinatyke
07 Oct 2018, 01:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3005
Views: 162765

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

That really is good news. Speedy recovery, Ian.
So they still give you ice cream in hospital? It was rumoured they did that in the fifties if you had your tonsils out.
by chinatyke
06 Oct 2018, 13:36
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2193
Views: 156063

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

No, and I couldn't find anything on google. I often use the word perhaps but have never thought where it comes from. Collins shows it derived from 16th Century (presumably English, it doesn't specify a language), from per = by and happes = chance. We still retain hap/happe in local dialect when we ...
by chinatyke
05 Oct 2018, 14:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3005
Views: 162765

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Marilyn wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 08:22
Thinking of Panbiker...
Same here. Best wishes Ian.
by chinatyke
02 Oct 2018, 16:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8852
Views: 392433

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Jelly moulds or DESERT dishes.

Perhaps they can't spell dessert dishes?
by chinatyke
30 Sep 2018, 23:21
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 370
Views: 35665

Re: Mobile Phones

Got new phones for me and P today, I'm impressed with the biometric security. It took a while to 'train' the phone to recognise my fingerprint but it works very well. I got my new phone yesterday also, a Huawei Honor COR-AL00, 4GB RAM/64GB storage + another 32GB on a removable memory card. An early...
by chinatyke
29 Sep 2018, 15:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1011
Views: 82310

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Stanley wrote:
29 Sep 2018, 02:13
Absolutely right and that's the aspect of America that always troubled me during my stays there. To the outsider they look ignorant but it's not that really, they are so naïve and easily led. The biggest manifestation of that used to be....
In God we trust.
by chinatyke
29 Sep 2018, 15:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8852
Views: 392433

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

More like a witches coven, enough to put you off spam for life!
by chinatyke
27 Sep 2018, 06:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8852
Views: 392433

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Looks like a toe nail from a huge bird so I'll guess Ostrich claw.

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