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by Tripps
31 Jan 2020, 12:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7839
Views: 332410

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I like the picture - it has really captured his modest charm and stable genius. :laugh5:
by Tripps
30 Jan 2020, 20:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11164
Views: 519897

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The veteran newsreader Alastair Stewart has resigned/been fired for inappropriate tweeting. He quoted from Shakespeare's play Measure for Measure' which caused great offence to a reader of his twitter account. I'm not at all familiar with the play, so looked it up. Measure for Measure Must say on fi...
by Tripps
30 Jan 2020, 15:35
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2704
Views: 180355

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Might be as well to get up to speed on the word Quarantine. We're likely to see plenty of in the near future. . . . :smile: The word quarantine comes from a seventeenth-century Venetian variant of the Italian quaranta giorni, meaning forty days, the period that all ships were required to be isolated...
by Tripps
30 Jan 2020, 15:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4580
Views: 204237

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

And some bad news - Well placed to 'self isolate though. Around 7,000 passengers and crew are stuck on a giant cruise ship in an Italian port amid fears that a Chinese tourist on board may have contracted coronavirus. Specialist doctors are conducting tests on the 54-year-old woman from Macau, who i...
by Tripps
30 Jan 2020, 15:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7839
Views: 332410

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I'm watching Parliament live. The 'debate' (sic) is on Global Britain'. On the Labour side there are just a cluster of 5 MP's All are women the lady speaking is Bell Ribeiro Addy MP. A striking woman with a striking multi coloured scarf. An intervention by Rupa Huq MP, concerned micro finance in Ban...
by Tripps
29 Jan 2020, 19:36
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1270
Views: 94935

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Like many old bobbies his criterion when judging a fellow officer was whether they were a good 'thief taker'. Reminds me strongly of The Beiderbecke Affair which may have been ahead of its time. I rate the trilogy amongst the best things that's ever been on TV. The quote is pure Sgt Hobson (BA), wh...
by Tripps
29 Jan 2020, 19:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7839
Views: 332410

Re: POLITICS CORNER

You have to smile at that don't you? :smile:

Interesting difference in headlines

BBC headline - Northern: Rail firm brought under government control
Guardian headline - Northern rail franchise to be renationalised
by Tripps
29 Jan 2020, 14:09
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1305
Views: 84832

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I just got a copy of the 1957 Handbook of the Youth Hostel Association. I've had a £1 's worth already. I find that membership was, for my age group, was 2s/6d per year, and that the overnight charge (for juveniles) was 1s/3d. Breakfast was 2/6 and was "cereal or porridge, and a cooked dish, followe...
by Tripps
29 Jan 2020, 11:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1357
Views: 96760

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I did a civil service course in the 1990's in London. . A chap on it was from the former DHSS. They had moved to Sheffield as part of a drive to de-centalise Government. He said that almost all the 'Master Cutler' train to London on a Monday morning was occupied by DHSS staff on their way to meeting...
by Tripps
29 Jan 2020, 11:17
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1305
Views: 84832

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Reaches for bucket list -

Rendered Stanley speechless. . . . .Tick. . . . :laugh5:
by Tripps
28 Jan 2020, 23:15
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1305
Views: 84832

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Stanley said a while ago on another thread

"I was taught early in life that it was an insult to a book to turn the corner of a page down!"

What do we make of this which I stumbled across today? Book Folding

Good grief. . . :smile:
by Tripps
28 Jan 2020, 22:29
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1611
Views: 112547

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

What is force?

'Force is that which moves or tends to move a body' They said at school.

Yes OK that's what it does, but what is it?

When two like poles of a magnet repel each other - what's going on there?

Anyone? :smile:
by Tripps
27 Jan 2020, 20:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11164
Views: 519897

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Well - I've found the piper, and answered some of my questions. I'll ask no more. Looks like everyone else thinks as highly of him as I did. The photo has had 91 views that's a lot.
Good luck to him. :smile:

The Cambridge Piper
by Tripps
27 Jan 2020, 19:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 342
Views: 5386

Re: Seen in the News

Since the incubation period is unknown, but may be up to 14 days, and we learn today that there may be transmission between people without symptoms - perhaps we should be concerned. They say the group dined in the College, visited the Fitzwilliam museum, and really enjoyed going clubbing in the tow...
by Tripps
27 Jan 2020, 12:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 342
Views: 5386

Re: Seen in the News

I see from the news that today is Australia Day. Here's a picture of how it all started. Australia.jpg No mention of it in the main stream media that I've seen. Starting colonies is not flavour of the month. PS Just looked again - reminds me of the overcrowded rubber dinghies current crossing the En...
by Tripps
27 Jan 2020, 11:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2196
Views: 153563

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

I heard one case yesterday where a woman had her offer price dropped by £20,000 and she wasn't even informed. That was from the type of company which you shouldn't get within a mile of. They're not hard to spot. :smile: Unfortunately the list includes some 'well recognised' companies. Take care out...
by Tripps
27 Jan 2020, 11:45
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5184
Views: 364340

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

We're having a presentation in the village hall on Wednesday from a company which wants to get the whole village fully fibred up. They are giving it all the hard sell, should be interesting. :smile:
by Tripps
27 Jan 2020, 11:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11164
Views: 519897

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote:
27 Jan 2020, 03:12
scepticism and curiosity are some of the best servants we have.
Well I agree, and I've got plenty of both. For example I am immediately sceptical about Tizer's tale above. Sounds like an urban myth to me. Harmless though. :smile:
by Tripps
26 Jan 2020, 12:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 342
Views: 5386

Re: Seen in the News

Ref the New Coronavirus, which seems to be gathering pace, and in China seems to be being treated on a similar basis to Ebola - In view of the large number of Chinese students in Cambridge, I'm not surprised to see this - Wuhan comes to Jesus College Those who have been paying attention, will recogn...
by Tripps
26 Jan 2020, 12:16
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11164
Views: 519897

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Have they changed the regimental tartan? I must say had some doubts about his 'bona fides' when I first came into the room. I have even more now. This constant scepticism is a bit of a curse. :smile: . Someone asked him about the tartan, and he said it was 'Royal Stewart' and was worn with the expr...
by Tripps
25 Jan 2020, 19:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11164
Views: 519897

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The floor show at the care centre this afternoon was this gent - very appropriate for Burns night. Black Watch.jpg If you're having a piper, go for the best - He's a Pipe Major (W.O.Class 1) from the Black Watch, and looked magnificent. He played lots of stuff including memorably, 'She moved to the ...
by Tripps
25 Jan 2020, 13:09
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1815
Views: 108197

Re: GOOD TV

Talking Pictures TV on now - Ch 306 on Freesat. "Man of Aran" Black and white documentary from 1934 - I think the voices were added afterwards. Life on the Isle of Aran off the west of Ireland where the people live from potatoes and the basking sharks which they catch. There is no soil to grow the s...
by Tripps
25 Jan 2020, 13:00
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1270
Views: 94935

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From the Cambridge Evening News - Clearly shows the value of a degree in criminology in modern policing. What would PC Dixon have made of it all. :smile: "Our position is clear; where a crime is reported to us, we will centrally apply our triage principles to identify not only hypothetical solvabili...
by Tripps
24 Jan 2020, 17:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4580
Views: 204237

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

PanBiker wrote:
24 Jan 2020, 16:37
I am only helping to keep them in a job.
Ah I see.
by Tripps
24 Jan 2020, 17:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1443
Views: 111863

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

I just slice it and gently fry it. bear in mind it is already cooked, and you're just reheating it. Boiling is a thing of the past for me. I still get the Bury Market ones very occasionally when family visit Bury - and if I'm very good - a tin of Uncle Joe's Mint Balls. :smile:

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