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by Tizer
25 Jan 2020, 12:00
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1590
Views: 111937

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

I was being a bit cheeky - I knew it was to do with pendulums but when I put `Foucault effect' into google all the entries where about organisations! :smile:
by Tizer
25 Jan 2020, 11:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1590
Views: 111937

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Foucault effect? (Try putting it into Google.)
by Tizer
25 Jan 2020, 11:48
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3891
Views: 174639

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

If you get a new UPVC front door fitted as we have just done you'll probably find that you get a new type of Yale lock and key designed to be more secure than the previous type used on such doors. Be warned - it came with two keys and when we went to Timsons to get an extra one you have to take a ta...
by Tizer
25 Jan 2020, 11:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2171
Views: 153032

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

That's been going on for a while now and it's especially affecting young folk buying clothes. They don't realise what they're getting into until it's too late. Trouble is, they've been brought up thinking debt (sorry, credit) is normal! Another dodgy trend that's re-appearing is mortgage loans that ...
by Tizer
25 Jan 2020, 11:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10289
Views: 425644

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Big Kev wrote:
25 Jan 2020, 09:55
..the 'duster' bit is 'charged' with static so the dust sticks to it quite well..
Is it like one of those electrostatic fly killers that look like a tennis racket, Kev? I have visions of you waving it over dust and it causing lots of mini starbursts! :smile:
by Tizer
25 Jan 2020, 11:22
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1440
Views: 111481

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Perhaps black pudding should be studied by this team! :smile:
`Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts' LINK
by Tizer
25 Jan 2020, 11:19
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11061
Views: 517917

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Information on coronaviruses from the US CDC: LINK
by Tizer
25 Jan 2020, 11:02
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5167
Views: 363720

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I used Bing for a while after Google mucked up my searches but moved back when they relented, it was good but the big G had the edge. I'll try the others when I've got more time.

Here's a woman fighting Instagram and winning...
`Instagram rejected model's rosacea images' LINK
by Tizer
25 Jan 2020, 10:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7756
Views: 331331

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Am I right in thinking there is an automatic 12 month transition before anything actually changes? BBC article, 20 December 2019: `..Assuming the European Parliament also gives the green light, the UK will formally leave the EU on 31 January with a withdrawal deal. But that will not be the end of t...
by Tizer
25 Jan 2020, 10:50
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11374
Views: 459619

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It certainly isn't a normal upper case N, which it should be to match with the rest of the letters. Is it the Statue of Liberty snack bar? (Yes, it does have one!)

Mrs Tiz didn't see Gloria's monk until too late - like Kev, she has visited it in Tallin. :smile:
by Tizer
24 Jan 2020, 17:00
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3593
Views: 182803

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

The direct route from Carlisle to Kelso would be the A7 north of Kielder Forest but perhaps you went on the A74 (beside the River Annan) through Lockerbie, turning east at Moffat/Dumcrieff to Selkirk?
by Tizer
24 Jan 2020, 16:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7756
Views: 331331

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I seem to recall someone calculating that the Boris Bounty we are promised will be less than the Brexit Loss we've made over the last 3.5 years.
by Tizer
24 Jan 2020, 16:44
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1440
Views: 111481

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

How do you cook your black pudding, Tripps? It always seems to get fried down here in the south. I seem to recall it being boiled back in my childhood.
by Tizer
24 Jan 2020, 16:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11374
Views: 459619

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

For some reason Whitby abbey went through my mind. I'm taking notice of my `first thoughts' today because I had one of those Trippsy spooky moments this morning. I picked up the phone to ring a local company to pay a bill for work done yesterday, I pressed the key for the first digit and my phone im...
by Tizer
24 Jan 2020, 11:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1590
Views: 111937

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

I saw a news story today claiming archaeologists had found remains of a man in Herculaneum from Roman times who was a victim of the Vesuvius eruption and his brain had been fused into glass by the heat. This seemed a bit far fetched to me because the brain is predominantly organic, not mineral. It h...
by Tizer
24 Jan 2020, 11:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2350
Views: 161308

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Will they make these in Barlick?
`Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029' LINK
by Tizer
24 Jan 2020, 11:39
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5167
Views: 363720

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Some interesting options to try here..Alternatives
`What can you use instead of Google and Facebook?'
by Tizer
24 Jan 2020, 11:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2661
Views: 179467

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Here's a word for Tripps to put on his list - Jedigate
It's being used to describe this story: `Amazon battles Microsoft over military cloud' (See `Seen in the News')
by Tizer
24 Jan 2020, 11:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 272
Views: 4257

Re: Seen in the News

This makes you wonder whether these two giant companies will be one day battling over who runs America's military and deciding when to go to war!
`Amazon battles Microsoft over military cloud' US military cloud
by Tizer
24 Jan 2020, 10:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11374
Views: 459619

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Kev has already worked out that it's on the Stratford on Avon canal. Stanley notes the `unusual arched roof and rounded gable' of the building and I wrote that he was `almost right when he referred to the building as a bridge keeper's cottage' and Gloria, knowing that it's on a canal, asks could it ...
by Tizer
23 Jan 2020, 12:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 272
Views: 4257

Re: Seen in the News

By the time it's over the Boeing 737 will be outdated and better aircraft will be available.
by Tizer
23 Jan 2020, 12:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7756
Views: 331331

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 04:45
Very reassuring for a hard pressed sector of British Industry.
I see you've caught the irony bug from Plaques. We'll have to institute those irony codes: [irony on] [irony off] or we won't know whether what is written in posts is what we think it means! :extrawink:
by Tizer
23 Jan 2020, 11:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2350
Views: 161308

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Talking of Hinkley Point, see the photo below which I took in Taunton Museum yesterday. It's part of an exhibition of the paintings of Jenny Barron who lives in Watchet just along the coast from the power station. The painting combines notable features of the Watchet coast - boats, fossils (ammonite...
by Tizer
23 Jan 2020, 11:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11374
Views: 459619

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Correct, Kev. What's unusual in the picture and characteristic of this canal, besides the slotted bridge?
by Tizer
23 Jan 2020, 10:29
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3593
Views: 182803

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Stanley wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 04:01
A road I often used was the one from Carlisle that followed the Nith valley out to the north east, it was a good way to get to Kelso on the Borders.
Isn't the Nith valley running north-west from the Carlisle area - not the way to Kelso?

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