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by chinatyke
19 May 2020, 05:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11537
Views: 441006

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sorry, I didn't take any pictures! The lighting contractors required further access to the walls around our roof top and it involved us moving the chicken enclosure so things got a bit messy. The lights they have already installed make our area look fabulous so I'll post some pictures when we get th...
by chinatyke
18 May 2020, 15:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11537
Views: 441006

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Today I've been enjoying the celebrations because the town where I live has officially become a city. Days of preparations have all come to a head. The central government gave Pingguo 35,000,000 rmb, about 4 million quid, for the cause. Hillsides have been lit up, buildings (including ours) have had...
by chinatyke
18 May 2020, 10:56
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4340
Views: 182961

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Some years ago I read that lettuce helped with sleep problems due a component called lactucin. I tried eating a large amount of lettuce but didn't see any useful effect. Lettuce seed oil is sold in the Far east for help with sleep - perhaps Chinatyke knows about it? :smile: Sorry, I've never heard ...
by chinatyke
18 May 2020, 01:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2366
Views: 156569

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

In Dyson's pocket apparently. `Sir James Dyson named UK's richest person for first time: Most of it based on peddling and perpetuating the myth of his "digital motor". A motor regardless of how it is made cannot be digital. Digital because it only has only 2 states? ON and OFF :laugh5: He sells a l...
by chinatyke
17 May 2020, 23:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1104
Views: 12229

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

China - I value your input. It all sounds a bit 1984'ish for my taste. Are the stories of welding people into their flats true? That is 'lockdown' ! Does your travel data collection happen everywhere, How on earth does the State manage all that data, and what use is made of it in addition to contac...
by chinatyke
17 May 2020, 00:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1104
Views: 12229

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

i have never believed the Chinese numbers ... Stay cynical. . . :smile: You didn't experience the measures that were taken to stop the spread and trace contacts, all at a time of year when normally millions of migrant workers travel home. There were no half-hearted lock-down measures like we're hea...
by chinatyke
11 May 2020, 06:28
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1703
Views: 102118

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

While riding my Harley, I swerved to avoid hitting a deer, lost control and landed in a ditch, severely banging my head. Dazed and confused I crawled out of the ditch to the edge of the road when a shiny new convertible pulled up with a very beautiful woman who asked, "Are you okay?" As I looked up,...
by chinatyke
10 May 2020, 12:22
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: My shopping adventure
Replies: 18
Views: 294

Re: My shopping adventure

Trust China to know these intimate facts. Actually upmarket paper gives you less sheets per sheet, as China put it. Toilet Rolls - 2 ply 160 Sheets per roll . At the time I was working with a dentist who was trying to patent an invention/new process to do with toilet paper and he gave me the figure...
by chinatyke
10 May 2020, 12:18
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: My shopping adventure
Replies: 18
Views: 294

Re: My shopping adventure

That 39.7 million was said to be one week in March = 1.588 rolls per person for that week = 45 sheets per day per person or 36 sheets per day if using the 2-ply 160 sheets per roll! But people were still building up their stockpiles and not using them.
by chinatyke
10 May 2020, 10:18
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: My shopping adventure
Replies: 18
Views: 294

Re: My shopping adventure

Sounds a lot but 9 million rolls per week x 52 = 468 million per annum or 18.72 rolls per person. At 200 sheets per roll that is 10.25 sheets per day each. I would have thought that was a normal average use in a civilised country. Many years ago I was told that the average use in UK was 9 sheets per...
by chinatyke
08 May 2020, 14:55
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: My shopping adventure
Replies: 18
Views: 294

Re: My shopping adventure

My idea of hell, too. Luckily my wife loves going to the shops, any shops! She can visit 3 or more supermarkets on the same trip and gloat that she has saved a few pence by doing the rounds. Not my idea of excitement.
by chinatyke
08 May 2020, 04:06
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1701
Views: 115180

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

You are right. In the northern hemisphere the sun is in the northern sky during the night and due north at midnight so we never see it due north unless we are within the arctic circle, and is south at noon. In the southern hemisphere it is the other way around. The sun rises in the east, travels the...
by chinatyke
08 May 2020, 03:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1701
Views: 115180

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

I think you're right. :good: I'm still trying to get my head around it! I'm not very good at spatial awareness! Does that account for why I'm always lost here? I'm going to go on the roof, stand on my head and see if I can work it out!
by chinatyke
07 May 2020, 12:02
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1701
Views: 115180

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Stanley wrote:
07 May 2020, 06:47
I probably explained it badly China. Noon was in the North, not the south.
I once had the same discussion with my brother. The sun can only be in the north at noon if you are located within the tropics and then only for 6 months of any year.
by chinatyke
07 May 2020, 11:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1104
Views: 12229

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Pluggy wrote:
07 May 2020, 10:33
Is the elephant in the room, the fact that it started in China or the Chinese government played down / covered up the serious nature of the disease ? :biggrin2:
Bats are everywhere Stephen. :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
07 May 2020, 10:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 330
Views: 16548

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

17. Down lights?
Called downlighters?
by chinatyke
07 May 2020, 10:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1104
Views: 12229

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Kev, I was not criticizing NHS workers, I know they are doing their best in difficult circumstances. I was pointing out once again the elephant in the room.
by chinatyke
07 May 2020, 06:19
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1701
Views: 115180

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

... I remember being puzzled when I first went to Australia because I had a vague sense of unease. It took me a while to recognise that this was because the sun was moving 'the wrong way'. I wondered at the time if this was because it was arguing with my conception of magnetic North. How does it mo...
by chinatyke
07 May 2020, 03:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1104
Views: 12229

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Stanley wrote:
07 May 2020, 02:09
China, the NHS is doing a good job, it's the government that is doing a bad job interfering and under-funding it. The latest figure for deaths in hospital is one third of hospitalised patients.
You're making excuses to hide the facts! Whatever the reason the NHS is not doing a good job.
by chinatyke
07 May 2020, 01:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 330
Views: 16548

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

3. Forgive and forget?

4. U is missing from the alphabet. Missing you!

7. He's above himself.

21. You're out of touch. Or as they say in Liverpool: U's out of touch!
by chinatyke
07 May 2020, 01:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1104
Views: 12229

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

One thing that strikes me is what a good job the government are making of NHS propaganda. Most people think the NHS is doing a marvellous job and will stand and applaud them. Look at the truth! Half the Covid patients in intensive care die, and 1 in 7 of hospital patients, or 14% of hospitalised cas...
by chinatyke
06 May 2020, 16:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11537
Views: 441006

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Have a safe journey. Best wishes.
by chinatyke
06 May 2020, 04:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12535
Views: 475801

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Ironbridge?

Forget that. I've had a furtle on a search engine!
by chinatyke
04 May 2020, 08:14
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12535
Views: 475801

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A water powered turbine for lifting a bridge?
by chinatyke
03 May 2020, 23:03
Forum: Construction Hobbies
Topic: Garden Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 11483

Re: Garden Railway

Great. Lovely. Mildly eccentric English people in France! When we went to New Mexico my brother-in-law has a model railway running around his garden complete with hand-made model buildings and scenery, I think it is HO scale.

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