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by Big Kev
31 Oct 2020, 12:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1298
Views: 113241

Re: OBITUARIES

Sean Connery, the definitive James Bond

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54761824
by Big Kev
31 Oct 2020, 10:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13275
Views: 492335

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It looks earthenware. Is it a cooking pot?
by Big Kev
31 Oct 2020, 10:12
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12265
Views: 545941

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

both registered carers and get tested for antibodies every week Now I'm puzzled. Surely of they have had the virus and recovered, they should have antibodies. I don't think anyone knows exactly for how long.That doesn't fully remove the possibility of them being infectious though does it? I think S...
by Big Kev
31 Oct 2020, 08:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1844
Views: 24862

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Time for the tin hats!... `Covid spreading faster in England than 'worst-case prediction', documents show' LINK 'Leaked' documents (really?) seen by the BBC say a national lockdown will be announced on Monday. Why don't the government just say they're going to announce something instead of going th...
by Big Kev
31 Oct 2020, 07:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5208
Views: 220666

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Both pharmacys in Barlick had run out of flu vaccine for over 60s, hence P going to Asda.
by Big Kev
31 Oct 2020, 07:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12265
Views: 545941

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

If it's going to the Barlick recycling centre, no need to book but you can only take one type of waste (this is so you only have to use one of the skips). There was a requirement to book when it first reopened, it wasn't very successful with a wait of up to two weeks for some.
by Big Kev
30 Oct 2020, 17:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5208
Views: 220666

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Flu jab day today, P at Asda (£8), me at Barlick surgery (gratis). Both very slick operations, I don't think I even broke step on the way through :biggrin2:
by Big Kev
30 Oct 2020, 10:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2563
Views: 168618

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Thanks for posting that, Kev. It's one step closer to towards energy from nuclear fusion. What did you do at the Culham Science Park? Sorry if you've already told us somewhere else in the past and I missed it! :smile: First time I went was as contractor and put a new roof I their canteen :biggrin2:...
by Big Kev
30 Oct 2020, 09:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1844
Views: 24862

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

A comment, in one of the BBC news reports this morning, is that hospital admissions in the North West are decreasing. Is this a result of people actually taking the restrictions seriously? Be interesting to see if this trend continues. I am concerned that once London hits a threshold, that puts it i...
by Big Kev
30 Oct 2020, 09:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12425
Views: 457779

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Looks a bit better this afternoon over here in Foulridge, hopefully it'll improve over Rochdale way too...
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by Big Kev
30 Oct 2020, 09:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2563
Views: 168618

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Things have have certainly moved on at Culham Science Park since I worked there back in the 1980s. I wasn't involved in the original JET fusion project but I remember they were very excited about it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54741375
by Big Kev
29 Oct 2020, 12:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1844
Views: 24862

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

a lot of people have been ignoring rules. Happy days for the virus! You only need to look at Facebook, there are a lot of people blatantly flouting any observance of restrictions. Washing your hands, keeping a reasonable distance and wearing a face covering isn't rocket science. Some people are jus...
by Big Kev
29 Oct 2020, 12:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1844
Views: 24862

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Kev, the `suggests' and `estimates' were probably in the press releases from the Imperial group, the reason being that all these numbers really are estimates. Data is coming from many different sources and the basis of the different sources of information are often not directly comparable. For exam...
by Big Kev
29 Oct 2020, 12:03
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1914
Views: 108189

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by Big Kev
29 Oct 2020, 10:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1298
Views: 113241

Re: OBITUARIES

by Big Kev
29 Oct 2020, 09:49
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4656
Views: 192980

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Mine's been on for just short of 40 years, I've not managed to damage myself with it yet :-)
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by Big Kev
29 Oct 2020, 09:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1844
Views: 24862

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I'm not 'dissing' the news but the BBC story is using the words 'suggests' and 'estimates'. Nearly 100,000 people are catching coronavirus every day in England, a major analysis suggests . The study, by Imperial College London, says the pace of the epidemic is accelerating and estimates the number o...
by Big Kev
28 Oct 2020, 16:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 431
Views: 40761

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Good photo's Kev, glad you enjoyed your break. :good: Thanks Ian, the hotel is running at 50% capacity and the entertainment venues are running at 50% of that so plenty of room for distancing. You're required to stay in your seat until directed to leave, a very slick operation. You have to pre book...
by Big Kev
28 Oct 2020, 15:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1844
Views: 24862

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Naughty people in Scotland. I think this sort of behaviour is probably another aspect of the selfishness which seems to have spread like a virus in recent years... `Covid in Scotland: Police break up hundreds of parties every week' LINK Not just in Scotland, supposedly intelligent Oxford students a...
by Big Kev
28 Oct 2020, 15:42
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1914
Views: 108189

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Speaking to a doctor the other day I asked "how do you determine whether older people should go into a care home?" He said "We show them a bath full of water, a bucket, a cup and a thimble and ask what they would use to empty the bath." Thinking myself a bit clever I said "if they chose anything sma...
by Big Kev
28 Oct 2020, 14:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 431
Views: 40761

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Thoresby Hall Hotel in Sherwood Forest, a nice couple of days away. Yes, that is sunshine at 10AM today :biggrin2:
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by Big Kev
28 Oct 2020, 14:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5208
Views: 220666

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Great news Ian :good:
by Big Kev
28 Oct 2020, 07:00
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4656
Views: 192980

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Stanley wrote: 28 Oct 2020, 04:14 Today's tip. If you can avoid it never wear a wrist watch. Like rings and bracelets they can get caught in machinery.
Good job I don't operate machinery as I wear all of the above :biggrin2:
by Big Kev
27 Oct 2020, 22:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12425
Views: 457779

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

A tribute to the music of Michael Ball and Alfie Boe this evening, a really good show. Back to reality and rain tomorrow.
by Big Kev
27 Oct 2020, 22:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1844
Views: 24862

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Also the reason this has been so devastating is that it was completely unknown to our immune system , now it is not completely unknown. We had no immunity in the population at all. When we are constantly exposed to a pathogen like a virus each exposure serves to activate the immune system ie keep i...

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