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by Tizer
27 Aug 2019, 08:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 52
Views: 767

Re: Seen in the News

This sounds like a good way to test and develop equipment for driverless cars...
`The robo racing cars accelerating driverless tech' LINK
by Tizer
26 Aug 2019, 16:17
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439941

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

As long as he didn't make a super blooper!
by Tizer
26 Aug 2019, 16:08
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108556

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

A 2.9 event is still in the lower part of the `minor' scale. I was interested by that statement from the Glasgow engineers: `From the knowledge we’ve gained from tens of thousands of fracking operations elsewhere in the world that by far the biggest cause of serious seismic incidents isn’t the drill...
by Tizer
26 Aug 2019, 15:58
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4049
Views: 263599

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

This seemed like the most appropriate topic in which to post this. I've just seen it on Ebay for sale by someone who sells collectibles including the mineral specimens I'm interested in. I've bought from the seller before and without any problem. Of course other booksellers are available and it woul...
by Tizer
26 Aug 2019, 11:28
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1660
Views: 103130

Re: GOOD TV

This radio 4 programme is worth a listen. It's not only lots of funny impressions but has a serious side too. `Archive on 4: Losing My Voice' LINK `Jan Ravens has been "doing" Theresa May for five years - until, in July, she was succeeded by Boris Johnson. Inspired by this, Jan takes a personal look...
by Tizer
26 Aug 2019, 11:19
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173778

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Mrs Tiz's Scottish mum called the cornet you put ice cream into a poke.
by Tizer
26 Aug 2019, 11:15
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439941

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Well done, Gloria. Looking on the Web I see that it's called a hoop driver and I suppose the person using it was, to be precise, a hooper working with the cooper. This page has some good photos of the tools: LINK
by Tizer
26 Aug 2019, 11:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7079
Views: 317047

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This man's getting more dangerous every day - he doesn't seem to care if he causes radioactive fallout around the world...
`Nuclear weapons and hurricanes don't mix, NOAA advises' LINK
by Tizer
26 Aug 2019, 10:58
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498278

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

`Vast 'pumice raft' found drifting through Pacific Ocean' LINK
Donald Trump will probably want to buy it to make up for losing out on Greenland!
by Tizer
26 Aug 2019, 10:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1184
Views: 91275

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Sorry to lower the tone but here is the chairman of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association commenting on Boris's gaffe: `You've got the G7, you've got the Iran crisis, the Amazon burning, China and Russia, and all the rest of it, and up pops Boris with Melton Mowbray pork pie.' :smile:
by Tizer
26 Aug 2019, 10:51
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108556

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Last week I heard a news report that a fracking company in the UK had to stop its operations because a seismic shock had been detected that was above the regulated maximum. I'm not going to give any opinions on the rights and wrongs of fracking but I'd like to see more explanation of whether the pub...
by Tizer
25 Aug 2019, 10:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1184
Views: 91275

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Did you notice that in the Brazil-France exchanges over the burning of the Amazon rain forest Bolsanaro's son called Macron an `idiot'? The son was lined up to be Brazil's ambassador to the US but there has been some resistance in Brazil so I don't know what he is at the moment. When Trump heard abo...
by Tizer
25 Aug 2019, 10:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7079
Views: 317047

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Corbyn was supposed to be going on a `fact finding tour' of Ghana but it got cancelled so he could be here for discussions on preventing a no deal Brexit. (Somebody should tell him there are more facts about Ghana than he'll ever need on Wikipedia!) `Is the US still Asia's only military superpower?'...
by Tizer
25 Aug 2019, 10:31
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3323
Views: 174382

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Even the best of us can make mistakes but you must have had a senior moment to think olive oil at 80p a litre was going to be OK! :extrawink: `Why are retro sweets tasting success?' LINK These may appear `retro' but I wonder how many are made in the UK and how their composition and taste matches wit...
by Tizer
25 Aug 2019, 10:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439941

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I don't know what size it is but I guess it would be useful if you wanted to dismantle a brick wall! Knock it into the mortar gaps and lever it back and forth to separate the bricks.
by Tizer
24 Aug 2019, 08:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1184
Views: 91275

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

It must be getting near the time for him to implode. I hope he's not like Penrose's cyclic universes! :smile:
by Tizer
24 Aug 2019, 08:52
Forum: Camping
Topic: Back Under Canvas
Replies: 38
Views: 530

Re: Back Under Canvas

I remember camping at a site in the south of France in the 1970s where the ground was so stoney, baked and dried out that we could hardly get the metal spikes hammered into the ground. People were having to put stones on the ends of the guy ropes instead. Luckily it was calm weather!
by Tizer
24 Aug 2019, 08:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3547
Views: 165143

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I was tempted to make up and post a joke news report that EU food companies exporting to the UK where putting a use-by date of 31st October 2019 on the products but I decided not to. The Leavers would probably pick it up and broadcast it over social media as a `true fact'. :smile:
by Tizer
24 Aug 2019, 08:32
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498278

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This new scam which I've mentioned in the computers thread... Delivery scam
by Tizer
24 Aug 2019, 08:30
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4977
Views: 355678

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

This is worth knowing about... `The new mobile phone scam delivering a problem' LINK If you've had an unexpected delivery of an item you didn't order, the `bottom line' is this: `If a courier unexpectedly comes to collect an item at your home, do not hand it over. Check their credentials and call th...
by Tizer
23 Aug 2019, 15:25
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4049
Views: 263599

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

My Lancashire granny always went out through the back door except on Sundays when she used the front. Also during the week she made her way to her destination using the back alleys in preference to the streets. She probably knew most of the back alleys in Blackburn. My dad had a weak bladder and kne...
by Tizer
23 Aug 2019, 15:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4183
Views: 193813

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

How long do you leave it in your ear? :extrawink:
by Tizer
23 Aug 2019, 15:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498278

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

`Red Arrows stage display over New York City' LINK
by Tizer
23 Aug 2019, 08:56
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 780
Views: 59939

Re: Wildlife Corner

Mrs Tiz brought this to my attention for OGFB - it's from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). `Avian malaria-mediated population decline of a widespread iconic bird species' LINK `England’s House Sparrow population fell by 70% between 1977 and 2016, and this once ubiquitous species is now absen...
by Tizer
23 Aug 2019, 08:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108556

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

You should read the `Science of Discworld' series of books by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen. LINK The promo blurb for Volume 1: `When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Roundworld, where neither mag...

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