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by Tizer
08 Jul 2020, 09:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12251

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Exactly what we have here, Maz, but perhaps we have more of it! Not particularly public housing but densely populated areas.
by Tizer
08 Jul 2020, 09:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12251

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

22% of people who tested positive didn't know they had the virus at the time of testing. This would imply that even though they were responsible enough to have a test they could inadvertently infecting others. I'd ignore that study, it was carried out on only 115 people. That's nowhere near enough ...
by Tizer
08 Jul 2020, 09:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12251

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

See THIS BBC report of a warning from a group of scientists sent to the WHO arguing that the evidence suggests that airborne transmission of the virus droplets is perhaps as important as direct exposure to a spray when someone coughs or sneezes. Sounds like sense to me, fine particles suspended in ...
by Tizer
08 Jul 2020, 09:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8209
Views: 338877

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Trump might be shifting blame for America's troubles onto China but this is the FBI director speaking out. The UK needs to pay more attention to the dangers from China...
`FBI director: China is 'greatest threat' to US' LINK
by Tizer
08 Jul 2020, 09:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 626
Views: 10069

Re: Seen in the News

I'm glad to see this news about free speech. Someone has to stand up for it...
`JK Rowling joins 150 public figures warning over free speech' LINK
by Tizer
08 Jul 2020, 08:50
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12539
Views: 475821

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The movable scales are not normal, they are extended. Is it intended for someone with poor vision or for use under conditions of poor vision? Another notable point is that Mauser made guns.
by Tizer
08 Jul 2020, 08:33
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 562
Views: 46877

Re: Mobile Phones

Plaques, have you got the PDF guide for the Moto G7? It's available here as PDF and you can save it on your PC: Moto G7 PDF guide It's also available in HTML on your browser: HTML guide

Do like the kids do - play with the phone to find out what it does and how it works! :smile:
by Tizer
07 Jul 2020, 10:43
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 562
Views: 46877

Re: Mobile Phones

I regard it as the price I pay for carrying an emergency phone. Anything else is a bonus. I suppose it would be possible to transfer the sim to another phone or gadget that is used more, especially for data, and then use up some of the money?
by Tizer
07 Jul 2020, 10:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2366
Views: 156574

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

I agree with you about the early innovation and startup period, Plaques, but then it goes bad. Just look at how the social media platforms are full of scams and misinformation and the way companies like Amazon exploit workers. Bezos et al make mega fortunes out of doing a lot of bad as well as the e...
by Tizer
07 Jul 2020, 10:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12251

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Stanley wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 03:22
See THIS report on testing waste water. Sounds like common sense to me.....
We seem to be going round in circles on this one. It must be good, it keeps popping up! :smile:
by Tizer
07 Jul 2020, 10:17
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 562
Views: 46877

Re: Mobile Phones

Money not used up in your 1p Mobile account gets carried over to next time. I think I've accumulated about £70 in there because I hardly use the phone except when Mrs Tiz is away and then only for texts and the odd call. :smile:
by Tizer
07 Jul 2020, 10:02
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11774
Views: 531358

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Mrs Tiz is expecting a delivery by DPD courier today. On their web site it says, due to covid-19 operational changes, the courier will leave the parcel at the doorway and take a photo of it there. Couriers should take a `validation of delivery' photo like that every time they leave a parcel `unatten...
by Tizer
06 Jul 2020, 09:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4976
Views: 211292

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Or stretching up to try and grab something just out of reach...
by Tizer
06 Jul 2020, 09:24
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1703
Views: 102118

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

What is? The obscuration or Stanley? We can't let ambiguity creep into these important OG discussions! :extrawink:
by Tizer
06 Jul 2020, 09:22
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 562
Views: 46877

Re: Mobile Phones

Tripps might be too. Yes he is - on his Nokia 225 reserve phone. I rarely use it, and when you get to the end of the billing period they say 'top up or the service will be removed'. That's not good - but actually they don't.... I've never seen that 'top up or the service will be removed' notice on ...
by Tizer
06 Jul 2020, 08:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2366
Views: 156574

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

I've just read that Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has a `net worth' of 170,000,000,000 dollars (yes, $170 billion). If my maths is sound, that amount of money would provide for building 1,500 hospitals at an average cost of $112.5 million each. LINK Makes you think, doesn't it?
by Tizer
06 Jul 2020, 08:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8209
Views: 338877

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Trump is now losing many of those who voted for him not because they thought he'd make a good President but because they wanted to keep Hilary Clinton out of the job. His team are in a panic and targeting their publicity on his strongest supporters instead of those who will, or might, sway towards B...
by Tizer
06 Jul 2020, 08:33
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1701
Views: 115186

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

I can see this being a very useful development (but ignore the over-hyped title of the article!)...
`Robotic scientists will 'speed up discovery''
by Tizer
06 Jul 2020, 08:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12539
Views: 475821

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it one of those magnifying, single-lens eye glasses that jewellers wear?
by Tizer
05 Jul 2020, 15:54
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 562
Views: 46877

Re: Mobile Phones

Mrs Tiz has the Moto G7 and loves it - it's much faster than her old version (which I now have!). As for provider, she's on what Panbiker's on, the EE £1 deal. Pluggy is on 1p Mobile and so am I, Tripps might be too.
by Tizer
05 Jul 2020, 15:47
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2835
Views: 184462

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Third note to weather presenters - rain cannot `organise' itself. :smile:
by Tizer
05 Jul 2020, 08:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8209
Views: 338877

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Priti Patel seems to be getting into even more trouble...
by Tizer
05 Jul 2020, 08:32
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11774
Views: 531358

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

We've been having strong winds for many weeks now and it seems to be the `new normal'. They're forecast again for this afternoon. Say goodbye to the calm, mild English summers...
by Tizer
05 Jul 2020, 08:29
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2835
Views: 184462

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

chinatyke wrote:
05 Jul 2020, 06:56
Word meanings: when is a suffix a prefix? :biggrin2:
When it's in a language that's written from right to left? :extrawink:

I suppose future history books will have to use m*ster and sl*ve instead of master and slave when discussing slavery. Ot perhaps they won't even mention slavery...
by Tizer
05 Jul 2020, 08:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12251

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Here's my original post from Friday and I've highlighted the first sentences. There have been reports from other countries of testing for, and detecting, covid-19 virus in sewage water. We heard about a claim from Italy that they detected it in samples from last December but that seems to be an erro...

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