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by Tripps
24 Feb 2018, 10:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7021
Views: 295055

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Let's hear it for Purple

Yet again. . . :smile:
by Tripps
21 Feb 2018, 11:49
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2080
Views: 134151

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Stanley wrote:
21 Feb 2018, 06:32
If a horse is 'nobbled' it runs badly.
Some do that without being 'nobbled' . Tell me about it. :smile:
by Tripps
20 Feb 2018, 16:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8398
Views: 368372

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I was concerned by the number of beggars in Cambridge during my recent rare visit. I wondered what practically should be done. I now realise that all I need to do is vote Labour.

Corbyn will fix it

Such an easy solution.
by Tripps
20 Feb 2018, 16:43
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 863
Views: 68912

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

"The Metropolitan Police confirmed to the Telegraph that people had been making time-wasting calls about KFC, and stressed that 'fried chicken is not a police matter'."
by Tripps
18 Feb 2018, 10:52
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3747
Views: 282198

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I've mentioned a few times the modern dictum that 'man has never lived with a level of technology below that which is currently available'.

I rest my case Clever kettle

I love the 'Perky Blenders' brand of coffee. :smile:
by Tripps
17 Feb 2018, 10:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8398
Views: 368372

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Thank you for the kind comments. The lack of attention I have paid to Cambridge is sinful - you would love it. Circumstances have been against me. :smile: Here's the book that was launched - I got it signed by the author of course, and the lady who was the model for the cleverly designed cover. Ther...
by Tripps
16 Feb 2018, 21:35
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8398
Views: 368372

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

It's quiet here again, and I said I'd try to get out more so. . . Interesting experience last night. Invited to a poetry reading and book launch - her next door's done another book. Held in Waterstones, central Cambridge. Pleased to attend, and support the author. It's along time since I went to the...
by Tripps
15 Feb 2018, 14:15
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: Ancestry DNA Results
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: Ancestry DNA Results

Wendyf - have you come across this website? Lost Cousins They send a news letter periodically, and the information I've seen there on DNA sounds quite deep and authoritative to me. I think you need to register to get the information, and they specifically ask you not to copy any of it. Frankly much ...
by Tripps
15 Feb 2018, 11:32
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3747
Views: 282198

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

In case you've only heard of Bitcoin - here's a link to another 254 of the things.

Crypto currencies

What could possibly go wrong? :smile:
by Tripps
15 Feb 2018, 11:26
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8398
Views: 368372

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tizer wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 10:14
I wish my memory was as good as yours
It's a ' moveable feast' Later that day I forgot it was Monday, and the bin didn't get put out. :smile:
by Tripps
14 Feb 2018, 13:21
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 1934
Views: 138940

Re: BOB'S BITS

Stanley wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 12:04
that the past was, indeed, a different country.
I learned recently that the judgment of the past by the standards of the present is 'presentism'.

Good grief. . . :smile:
by Tripps
14 Feb 2018, 13:13
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Happy Birthday Stanley
Replies: 25
Views: 205

Re: Happy Birthday Stanley

This seems to be a good time to wish 'Kung Hee Fat Choy' to all our China based members. :smile:
by Tripps
13 Feb 2018, 23:04
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Happy Birthday Stanley
Replies: 25
Views: 205

Re: Happy Birthday Stanley

Just noticed the typo in the title.
Can someone with the skill and permissions change it please?

PS thanks - sober as well. . . :smile:
by Tripps
13 Feb 2018, 21:49
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Happy Birthday Stanley
Replies: 25
Views: 205

Happy Birthday Stanley

Hello Stanley and a happy birthday to you for tomorrow - the 14th' I know you don't like us to make a fuss, I think we've only had the two reminders :smile: , but it needs marking. I think it's a good time to thank you for the enormous contribution you make to keep us informed and amused on the site...
by Tripps
13 Feb 2018, 21:29
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8398
Views: 368372

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The site's a bit quiet at the moment - so I'll inflict this upon you. :smile: Had my haircut today Tony is from Puglia in the heel of Italy - we had our usual pleasant chat . It went roughly like this. Ash Wednesday tomorrow - Lent starts, and it's Carnival season or carne vale - farewell to meat (f...
by Tripps
11 Feb 2018, 11:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2516
Views: 133230

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Marilyn wrote:
11 Feb 2018, 10:38
Never stifle a sneeze..
A swift risk assessment must be made between frightening the horses, and possibly losing your upper denture, and breaking a rib - and you don't have much time. . . :smile:
by Tripps
11 Feb 2018, 11:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4926
Views: 232033

Re: POLITICS CORNER

That's interesting Ian. I had a similar experience at the 2015 election when Heidi Allen rang my doorbell. That's the very first time a general election candidate had ever done that. We had a nice chat - I think she was impressed that I had done my homework, and already knew she was originally from ...
by Tripps
10 Feb 2018, 12:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 863
Views: 68912

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

It's all fascinating isn't it? My namesake is actually the Masons' Provincial Grand Master for East Lancashire. Sir Dave I In that and all other respects we could not possibly be any more different - except we both have plenty of hair left. :smile: I note that he says 'he hoped to encourage more men...
by Tripps
10 Feb 2018, 12:15
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1143
Views: 71743

Re: GOOD TV

Stanley wrote:
10 Feb 2018, 03:25
can it be adjusted to give a better treble response
No - there is no frequency response facility - it's just a fixed amplifier. I think that is available on a modern TV though - if you can be bothered to read the manual. :smile:
by Tripps
09 Feb 2018, 11:59
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1143
Views: 71743

Re: GOOD TV

Well - it arrived this morning and I've connected it up via the supplied 3.5mm audio lead. It needs a mains socket to charge the built in battery, but I have a small distribution board which easily hides behind the TV. The build quality seems solid, and it works fine - I've set its variable volume c...
by Tripps
08 Feb 2018, 12:07
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1143
Views: 71743

Re: GOOD TV

I've taken the plunge and ordered one. I agree about the 'too much choice' problem. I tried to get Bluetooth to link to a modern radio that I have near to where I sit, but failed to get it to work. I've linked it to my phone with no problem. The soundbar is Bluetooth so we'll see. It also has an aud...
by Tripps
08 Feb 2018, 10:21
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 863
Views: 68912

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

There is currently an extensive PR campaign on - by the Freemasons. Dr Staples rejected those claims as "laughable". He told BBC Breakfast: "We're not a secretive society. Nepotism (and) corruption is not tolerated." He added that the handshake used by members during ceremonies is "not secret" but, ...
by Tripps
07 Feb 2018, 12:49
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8398
Views: 368372

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

A follow up to the 'Lend with Care' situation - see above - I got this email yesterday I am emailing about your loan(s) to Bui thi Toan, in Vietnam. Unfortunately, due to the repeated typhoons that hit this part of Vietnam at the end of last year, they have been struggling to make repayments on thei...
by Tripps
07 Feb 2018, 10:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7021
Views: 295055

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue wrote:
07 Feb 2018, 08:02
. Its about £18 for a check up
I went yesterday - it's now £20.60 minimum charge. I was however persuaded into the full monte (new denture) - so it will be £244. That's OK if you can afford it, but hard if you are in minimum wage type job, and don't qualify for any benefit.
by Tripps
06 Feb 2018, 12:49
Forum: DIY
Topic: Getting on...(camper van tales)
Replies: 211
Views: 9543

Re: Getting on...(camper van tales)

Your 'cut out and keep' guide on how not to go on a camper van trip in Australia. :smile:

Where not to camp . . .

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