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by Tizer
18 Aug 2019, 10:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1474
Views: 107968

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

No, it's water! :smile: LINK

But it's a great example of how a false story can gain traction. Unfortunately even more effort is put into conning us into believing false stories about politics, vaccines, magic crystals, creationism etc.
by Tizer
18 Aug 2019, 10:20
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496010

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The death of the policeman dragged under a vehicle.... I'm getting a very uneasy feeling that there is more to this than meets the eye. Oblique references to 'a council caravan site'. Is this a Traveller's site and the PR people are being cagey about being seen to be prejudiced? Also there is an un...
by Tizer
18 Aug 2019, 10:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6921
Views: 313301

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Protocol? That was chucked out of the window three years ago when Parliament turned a blind eye to representative democracy. Now, anything goes. Or rather anything goes if Bercow allows it. :smile:
by Tizer
18 Aug 2019, 09:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1149
Views: 90637

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

I saw this today on a BBC page: `Brexit Party MEP, Annunziata Rees-Mogg, does not think Mr Johnson's meetings with European leaders this week will change much. "I do not expect the EU to behave in a rational manner", she tells the Sunday Express. "I anticipate it attempting to drown the goose that l...
by Tizer
18 Aug 2019, 09:42
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3260
Views: 172932

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

In another topic Panbiker mentioned an old crisp packet with its price in old pence was found on a beach, showing how persistent plastics packaging is. Pre-decimalisation crisp bags were also found deep in soil that had to be removed by archaeologists prior to investigating the site of Easy Company'...
by Tizer
18 Aug 2019, 09:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1223
Views: 92495

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Some folk see the effects of climate change a bit more directly than we do!
`Iceland's Okjokull glacier commemorated with plaque' LINK
by Tizer
18 Aug 2019, 09:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Seen in the News

Unintended consequences strike again!
`Didcot power station: Power cut as cooling towers demolished' LINK
Have a look at the photos of white flashes and flames on nearby pylons! :surprised:
by Tizer
18 Aug 2019, 09:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10243
Views: 438083

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Wendy got it! Balloon bombs is correct although there were two types in use - one carried incendiary bombs and the other carried a long wire that would short out electricity cables. The caption to the photo reads: `Women's Royal Naval Service personnel launch Outward balloons at Felixstowe (1942-194...
by Tizer
17 Aug 2019, 16:00
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10243
Views: 438083

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Creative suggestions but no correct answers yet! They're not weather balloons. Have a closer look at the persons shown in the photo; that might help. :smile:
by Tizer
17 Aug 2019, 09:12
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1149
Views: 90637

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

She turned into an environmentalist recently, quite a change from being a SPAD to the Tory Party. Now works for something called Oceana: LINK
by Tizer
17 Aug 2019, 09:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10243
Views: 438083

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Any guesses what's going on here?

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by Tizer
17 Aug 2019, 09:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Winged Heroes
Replies: 462
Views: 65431

Re: Winged Heroes

I still remember a journey to Czechoslovakia in about 1980 and the plane landing at Prague airport in a sea of maize. Farmers cultivated the ground right up to the runway edges. It was maize as far as the eye could sea, in all directions. It's a wonder the pilot could find his way to the airport bui...
by Tizer
17 Aug 2019, 09:01
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3999
Views: 262131

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

The Somerset village were we used to live didn't get electricity until quite late. There's a story about an elderly lady there who lived alone in her house lit by gas. One evening some boys took a battery torch and shone it through her kitchen window. She sent for the village policeman and told him ...
by Tizer
17 Aug 2019, 08:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4134
Views: 192793

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I suspect this fungus might have been the cause of a large growth in the lung of Mrs Tiz's uncle in Canada. Doctors thought he had a lung cancer tumour but after several investigations they found it was a fungal growth. He was fortunate and they were able to get rid of it. This was some years ago an...
by Tizer
16 Aug 2019, 14:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496010

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Anyone with an interest in our power supply should find it worth listening to the first 15 minutes of the latest Inside Science programme (Radio 4). You can get the podcast here: LINK `Following the simultaneous outages of two UK power plants last Friday, affecting nearly 1 million people across the...
by Tizer
16 Aug 2019, 13:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Seen in the News

Now perhaps because Google thinks I am in Lancashire, This is brought to my attention. Nelson peace summit The photo in that Lancashire Telegraph link caught my attention. Outside Blackburn Town Hall - and you can just see to the right the old building across the road. It started life as the Cotton...
by Tizer
16 Aug 2019, 10:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Winged Heroes
Replies: 462
Views: 65431

Re: Winged Heroes

And with engines shut down, gliding! :smile:
by Tizer
16 Aug 2019, 10:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9396
Views: 406104

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue, what we are experiencing at the moment are the consequences of the Jet Stream departing from its usual pattern and taking a more southerly course. Opinions vary as to why this is happening but a growing body of opinion is that this is a result of disturbed weather and ocean current patterns wo...
by Tizer
16 Aug 2019, 09:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496010

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tripps wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 09:34
The beauty of the others [apps] is that it is so quick and easy to install, try them, then uninstall if you don't use them.
That's exactly what it's like installing and uninstalling software on an Ubuntu Linux PC! :smile:
by Tizer
16 Aug 2019, 09:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6921
Views: 313301

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I think the common factor was an underestimation of the intelligence of the electorate... Journalists always used to be taught to never under-estimate the intelligence of your readers but never over-estimate their knowledge. As we can tell from what's emerged in the last 3 years, the electorate did...
by Tizer
16 Aug 2019, 09:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1098
Views: 101558

Re: OBITUARIES

Yes, Stanley put this link on OG about Mary Ellis in July 2018: LINK One thing missed in the NYT obit but mentioned in The Times was that Olsen enjoyed partying and she always carried a pair of expensive high heel shoes in the cockpit so she could go dancing wherever she landed. Some of her flying w...
by Tizer
16 Aug 2019, 09:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6921
Views: 313301

Re: POLITICS CORNER

We watched the TV programme where Michael Portillo interviews politicians to discuss `The Trouble with the Tories', following through the various events that have led us to were we are now. It's useful to have it all laid out in one programme. LINK
by Tizer
16 Aug 2019, 09:12
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10243
Views: 438083

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Whatever it's for, the pieces of wire sticking out the ends look like they could cause damage to whatever was being cleaned. Is it for cleaning a tap?
by Tizer
16 Aug 2019, 09:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496010

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Can all smartphone app[lication]s be installed on PCs? Or do they only work with the types of OS used on the phones?
by Tizer
16 Aug 2019, 09:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4134
Views: 192793

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

This is the unintended consequence of the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency finding bacterial contamination in the production area of the company making the food replacement... `Patients who cannot eat food 'fear for lives'' LINK `Patients who cannot eat have told BBC News they are petrifie...

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