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by Tripps
04 Jun 2020, 08:20
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 541
Views: 46600

Re: Mobile Phones

Stanley wrote:
04 Jun 2020, 03:05
PS, how do you take a selfie?
On mine - switch the camera on. Bottom left is a button to change from front to rear camera. Has two opposing arrows on it. Press that then carry on.

Just tried it - I don't like what I see. . . :laugh5:
by Tripps
04 Jun 2020, 08:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8104
Views: 337634

Re: POLITICS CORNER

What happens to the Congo line when it rains? Indeed - better ask Rees Mogg -no doubt he will have his nanny to shield him with an umbrella. Main press emphasis seems to be whether to measure the length of the 'conga' in miles/kilometres yards or metres. :smile: I find this on The Conservative Woma...
by Tripps
03 Jun 2020, 20:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8104
Views: 337634

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Late news - Business Minister Alok Sharma is introducing a second reading of a Bill in the commons - changing rules for administration, and bankruptcy etc. Very topical. He is taken ill during the process, and goes into isolation, with suspected Covid 19. . I watched part of it and didn't notice the...
by Tripps
03 Jun 2020, 08:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Speaking of rabbits - this has emerged in California in recently. RHDV2
I don't think it's the same as myomatosis.
by Tripps
02 Jun 2020, 18:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8104
Views: 337634

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Here's a link - Distanced voting

Enjoy. . .
by Tripps
02 Jun 2020, 18:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8104
Views: 337634

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Wow - I think this a first Ian - I agree with every word you wrote. :laugh5: Time we started to look forward - tradition is OK but we are getting left behind due to our obsession with it. It's still socially acceptable at the highest level to say that you're hopeless at Maths / Arithmetic or IT. Han...
by Tripps
02 Jun 2020, 17:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8104
Views: 337634

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've just watched a vote in the House of Commons by the new social distance method. I was embarrassed and cringing. 'Not a pretty sight' as they used to say in the Goon Show. Seems they have spent two hours voting today already. It takes ages - as each 'honourable' member, separated by 2 metres, wal...
by Tripps
02 Jun 2020, 14:51
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1336
Views: 96764

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Sir David Norgrove also questions whether the data is being reported in a way that best helps Britain tackle the virus, or makes the Department of Health look good: ‘The aim seems to be to show the largest possible number of tests, even at the expense of understanding,’ he says.

by Tripps
02 Jun 2020, 12:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1431
Views: 98688

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

We'll see what happens over the next year or two. I won't even write what I think in my more pessimistic moments. Survival of society rather than CO2 levels may be the priority. :sad:
by Tripps
02 Jun 2020, 10:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

PanBiker wrote:
02 Jun 2020, 09:53
nothing more than an attempt to create a second wave during the summer months.
Is it possible that it is intended soon to announce that face coverings must be worn in public and they want to ensure that a supply is available?
by Tripps
01 Jun 2020, 10:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1431
Views: 98688

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I think that in the situation in which Government spending has increased 'exponentially' - to coin a phrase - and its income has decreased at a similar rate, any return to a functioning economy would be welcome and essential, and the time for adding 'bells and whistles' is not now.
by Tripps
01 Jun 2020, 10:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I don't get on with James O'Brien on LBC - however he has today pointed out how useless this Government is during this pandemic, and it's hard to disagree. Latest is the raising of the lockdown rules / instructions for people who are in the 'shielded' category. He points out that this was announced ...
by Tripps
01 Jun 2020, 09:42
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4482
Views: 281455

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Like a Jeremy Corbyn 'tribute act'.

:laugh5:
by Tripps
31 May 2020, 18:14
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1336
Views: 96764

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

You're welcome - right place, right time. . . :smile:
by Tripps
31 May 2020, 18:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

From The DFGM ( Department for Goalpost Moving) - currently working 'incredibly hard'. The daily coronavirus testing capacity has hit 200,000 but the actual numbers of tests being carried out much lower. The figures released today included capacity for 40,000 antibody tests a day, In the 24-hour per...
by Tripps
31 May 2020, 13:31
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1391
Views: 87068

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

This man can certainly pad his stories out with offshoot descriptions that have only a slight connection with the story proper. Don't know about this book, but didn't used to get paid by the episode in weekly publications.? The Emmerdale of it's day. That might explain it. PS There's no shame in gi...
by Tripps
31 May 2020, 11:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

You can travel provided you don’t mingle. Difficult / impossible in Central London and the Tube is your only option. For the first time I'm glad my lad travels in on a motor bike, so no public transport needed; though he's working from home now and has been told he will be doing so until October or...
by Tripps
30 May 2020, 16:29
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1336
Views: 96764

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Professor Jonathan Van Tam at today's press briefing -

"In my opinion the rules are clear and they have always been clear.

"In my opinion they are for the benefit of all.

"In my opinion they apply to all."
by Tripps
30 May 2020, 10:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11285
Views: 438595

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Ah Cyril! The Former Labour mayor for Rochdale. We remember him well. Liberal if you please! I think Travis may have it here. . as well as everything else, he was known to tergiversate. (Thanks for the opportunity to use my favourite word) :smile: Wikipedia says - "Smith was first active in local p...
by Tripps
30 May 2020, 10:02
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 609
Views: 39788

Re: Gardening

It looks as if it just wanted to peep over the wall. :smile:

Reinforces my long held belief that results in gardening happen despite, and not because of our efforts. Don't feed it !
by Tripps
29 May 2020, 22:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 842
Views: 9635

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Did I read that UK has only now closed pubs? No - here's what I wrote at the time. . . . Mon 16 March 20 - and, in advice for everyone - even if they are not displaying symptoms - the Prime Minister added: "Now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact and to stop all non-essential tra...
by Tripps
29 May 2020, 21:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11285
Views: 438595

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
29 May 2020, 11:51
Turners cynically exploited everyone
Even Sir Cyril Smith was taken in.
by Tripps
28 May 2020, 16:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8104
Views: 337634

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I listened to a lot of Nicola Sturgeon's speech at lunchtime. What a contrast to Boris. She was very clear and made sense. That's a change from any politician I've heard lately. Perhaps they should look for a Westminster seat for her. :smile: :smile: I live in hope, but the 'world class' tracking pr...
by Tripps
28 May 2020, 10:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2491
Views: 164384

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

chinatyke wrote:
28 May 2020, 10:33
What is happening in Hong Kong is a disgrace.
I agree - but probably not for the same reasons as you. :smile:
by Tripps
28 May 2020, 10:29
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1666
Views: 114608

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Good grief. . .

Quantum oscillation

:laugh5:

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