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by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 13:12
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2197
Views: 151905

Re: BOB'S BITS

She was not an anthropologist but she knew the Aborigines better than anyone else who ever lived; and she made them interesting not only to herself but to us as well. Allan Moorehead on Daisy May Bates. Anthropology is by definition the study of humans, so one could say we’ve been at it for a long t...
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 09:31
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 151
Views: 2152

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17988/medium The first hour of the morning was lots of careful hand work squaring the rounded corners up and breaking all the edges. No other way of doing it. https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17987/medium Once I had ...
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 05:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 357
Views: 35460

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

See THIS very comprehensive article from the Guardian laying out the dangers of the impending roll out of the system. Breaking news suggests that leaked documents show that the government is beginning to take notice of the flaws and might be considering slowing the roll out down.
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 03:58
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 946
Views: 69108

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Last Lion is hard work but rewarding, bit dire at present because we are in 1941 when everything was going against us. I'll be glad when we get an improvement! One thing I note is that there is a mistake in describing the fate of the Bismark. The damage to the rudder and fuel tanks which was to prov...
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 03:54
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4033
Views: 325328

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

As everything else seems to be going to pot, Canonical sends out upgrades regular as clockwork and they work. Thank you lads!
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 03:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5605
Views: 279342

Re: POLITICS CORNER

T May had a bad day yesterday, I haven't a lot of sympathy for her. As Richard forecast a long time ago, the EU is being blamed for obstructing our perfectly reasonable plans. It must be serious as the Wednesday EU meeting to dot 'i's and cross 't's has been cancelled and word is that the November m...
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 03:40
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2759
Views: 140084

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

If you forgot to attend to the insulation of the condensate drain from your condensing boiler last year, get it done now. The insulation had blown off mine and I had to drain it internally during the frost to keep the CH boiler running but my friend Ian dealt with it for me! No sweat for the Oz cont...
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 03:36
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 636
Views: 17595

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Not a bad day yesterday, at 19:00 it was dry, slight breeze and cool. First thing this morning it was calm and we had a very light mizzle, warmer than yesterday, it's the same now, but the flags are hardly damp. The glass is up slightly and steady on 1009mb. The forecast is for a dull, cloudy but ev...
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 03:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5662
Views: 275753

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Sausage and two fried eggs for dinner. Sausage, veggies and mushy peas for tea. In case you're wondering, I'm not in cooking mode at the moment and am taking the line of least resistance.
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 03:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3002
Views: 162661

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

News of Ian? I'm not on Facebook any more..... I think my GP must have me as a personal project! He's noted a slight alteration in my sodium levels in the last blood test and wants another one in a month. I'm not complaining, very efficient but the the thought does strike me, is this how it's going ...
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 03:05
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3430
Views: 233256

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

That'll be right Wendy! Thanks.

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I tripped over this image this morning. I can't remember the exact date (about 2000?) but it struck me how things change so quickly.
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 02:54
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: A SENSE OF PLACE.
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: A SENSE OF PLACE.

I can understand that as well Bodge.
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 02:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9154
Views: 446345

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I noted that as well Tiz. I think he'll avoid the subject or put it down to bad trading..... The fact that my GP wants yet another test...... Later, breaking news suggests that the Saudis are about to admit that the journalist who went missing in their embassy died 'during an interrogation that went...
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 02:46
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2677
Views: 150767

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I've always thought Tiz that the concentration of performance was wrong and pandered to the worst instincts of a certain kind of driver. Seventy years ago if a car could do a steady 50mph without being distressed it was reckoned to be fast! I've always thought that the best sales ploy for the Ordina...
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 02:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1011
Views: 82282

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Agreed Tiz..... Good point about the closing of heavy industry P. We comment on Trump saying whatever suits him, our politicians do just the same thing and at the same time, as you point out, drive the least well off into poverty to transfer more money uphill. Do you ever get the feeling we are bein...
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 02:29
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8851
Views: 392283

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Now you have me puzzling as to what happened inside the last ten years!
by Stanley
16 Oct 2018, 02:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7893
Views: 363991

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Ankles are nasty breaks Sue..... I wish him well.
Kev, "that's me done", until she who must be obeyed gets another 'little job' in her head!

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Some hand work on this.......
by Stanley
15 Oct 2018, 10:28
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2197
Views: 151905

Re: BOB'S BITS

Tears from our sex are . . . frequently no more than little sympathetic tributes we pay to our fellow-beings, while the mind and the heart are steeled against the weakness which our eyes indicate. Elizabeth Inchbald In its origins, the #MeToo movement aimed to protect women at work, but also to enab...
by Stanley
15 Oct 2018, 10:13
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 151
Views: 2152

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17981/medium https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/17980/medium I've done my thinking overnight and realised that I need a 3/8" hole in the centre so I can mount the blank on the rotary table. I also need circles marking ...
by Stanley
15 Oct 2018, 05:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8851
Views: 392283

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.....
by Stanley
15 Oct 2018, 04:07
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2459
Views: 174854

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

The first part of the job was to go to the Public Record offices that covered the Lake District at Preston, Carlisle and Kendal where I scanned all the First Edition OS 6" maps covering the area. Luckily water power sites are marked, usually with the use they were put to. I just used a ruler and a n...
by Stanley
15 Oct 2018, 03:24
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 971
Views: 80324

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

"I think something's happening. Something's changing, and it'll change back again. I don't think it's a hoax, I think there's probably a difference. But I don't know that it's man-made. I will say this. I don't want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don't want to lose millions and milli...
by Stanley
15 Oct 2018, 03:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1011
Views: 82282

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

See THIS report of an interview Trump gave to TV last night. I have an idea that his change of heart is more to do with the fact that he's visiting areas of Georgia and Florida devastated by the hurricane than any sudden 'Road to Damascus' moment. The language he uses demonstrates clearly that he ha...
by Stanley
15 Oct 2018, 03:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3002
Views: 162661

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Any news about Ian?
by Stanley
15 Oct 2018, 03:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8851
Views: 392283

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It's a piece of bronze chain that ran inside a pipe from the bridge to the engine room and connected the 'telegraph' for issuing orders for engine speed on the bridge to the repeater in the engine room. It came off a Liberty Ship that sank off the Isle of Skye during the war.
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