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by Big Kev
10 Jul 2020, 08:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8250
Views: 339299

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Forgotten is the fact that somewhere like 20% of people who are eligible for benefit don't claim it being too proud to do so. Apologies if this offends but surely it's more to do with being stubborn. If the TV licence is going to be free, for those over 75 in receipt of a particular benefit, how ca...
by Big Kev
10 Jul 2020, 08:46
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11816
Views: 531950

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Excellent Kev, PGCE with merit. From your post it seems like he has a placement. Is that reasonably local? He's continuing his employment at Queen Ethelburga's in York, Ian. He has been their basketball coach for a couple of years and the school offered to fund the PGCE last year, it also gives him...
by Big Kev
10 Jul 2020, 08:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11816
Views: 531950

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Youngest offspring will now be multitasking from September, basketball coach and business studies teacher. Should keep him out of mischief for a bit :-)
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by Big Kev
09 Jul 2020, 11:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12585
Views: 476355

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

PanBiker wrote:
09 Jul 2020, 09:41
I know what it is now but only because I read all the posts, cunning, the half spheres on the top look like captive ball bearings but I know now they are not. I'll not let on. :extrawink:
Me neither :-)
by Big Kev
09 Jul 2020, 11:15
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 46
Views: 3372

Re: Social Media

Today, Facebook have "upgraded" the user interface for the platform with a totally "new and improved" look. Well all I can say after testing it for half a day is that it is rubbish, I suppose some folk might like it but count me out! Fortunately FB provided a link to revert to the normal style whic...
by Big Kev
09 Jul 2020, 09:11
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5320
Views: 368762

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Anyone who's using a Humax Freesat box, on demand services appear to be down. This looks to be Humax specific and is affecting the whole of the UK, the Freesat Twitter feed is full of complaints that Freesat are directing people to Humax support. They're not open until tomorrow morning... A bit lat...
by Big Kev
07 Jul 2020, 18:33
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1711
Views: 102297

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by Big Kev
07 Jul 2020, 18:27
Forum: Volunteering Opportunities
Topic: Blood Donors
Replies: 237
Views: 27819

Re: Blood Donors

Gave an armful today at Burnley Fire Station, all very organised as usual. Only real change is a compulsory face covering (thanks Sally).
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by Big Kev
06 Jul 2020, 19:10
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5320
Views: 368762

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Anyone who's using a Humax Freesat box, on demand services appear to be down. This looks to be Humax specific and is affecting the whole of the UK, the Freesat Twitter feed is full of complaints that Freesat are directing people to Humax support. They're not open until tomorrow morning... It's all ...
by Big Kev
06 Jul 2020, 18:05
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5320
Views: 368762

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Sounds like a sensible compromise to me, why make life difficult when the technology is there...
by Big Kev
06 Jul 2020, 09:18
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1711
Views: 102297

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Stanley wrote:
06 Jul 2020, 02:33
I hope that is just some erratic blue obscuration at the top of the pane! (Or is it just me....)
It is.
by Big Kev
05 Jul 2020, 19:32
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5320
Views: 368762

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Anyone who's using a Humax Freesat box, on demand services appear to be down. This looks to be Humax specific and is affecting the whole of the UK, the Freesat Twitter feed is full of complaints that Freesat are directing people to Humax support. They're not open until tomorrow morning...
by Big Kev
05 Jul 2020, 18:19
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1711
Views: 102297

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Wasn't sure where to put this...
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by Big Kev
05 Jul 2020, 18:16
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1711
Views: 102297

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by Big Kev
05 Jul 2020, 16:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12585
Views: 476355

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Oooh! I was just guessing based on the wires :-)
by Big Kev
05 Jul 2020, 13:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12585
Views: 476355

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Very old telephone?
by Big Kev
05 Jul 2020, 11:59
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12585
Views: 476355

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A generator?
by Big Kev
05 Jul 2020, 08:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1171
Views: 12844

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Sue wrote:
05 Jul 2020, 08:25
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This was the beginning of April and was one of the articles I found, it was Holland
Same people, different article https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00973-x
:-)
by Big Kev
05 Jul 2020, 06:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11816
Views: 531950

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tree down on Harrison Street
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by Big Kev
04 Jul 2020, 21:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1171
Views: 12844

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

There was also an article about waste water testing, in the Netherlands, at the beginning of April
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00973-x
by Big Kev
02 Jul 2020, 10:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12585
Views: 476355

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Caterpillar?
by Big Kev
02 Jul 2020, 09:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12585
Views: 476355

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I'm with Ian, early 1960s newly created island off the coast of Iceland.
by Big Kev
30 Jun 2020, 14:04
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12585
Views: 476355

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Discobolus by Myron, never heard of Samuel Butler though...
by Big Kev
29 Jun 2020, 20:12
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1794
Views: 44036

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

They look like they're having a great time Wendy :-)

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