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by Whyperion
06 Jul 2020, 23:21
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1785
Views: 43866

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

London was windy on Sunday , overcast to bits of warm sun on Monday, typical Wimbledon weather even if we are in the more recent later 2nd week of non-tennis. Blackberries the end ones the bees always get to first have swollen and ripe for picking.
by Whyperion
06 Jul 2020, 23:18
Forum: Practice Posting
Topic: Test for videos posted on Facebook
Replies: 73
Views: 392

Re: Test for videos posted on Facebook

This version of the post editor can only display the YouTube link as a URL. The latest version recently released can embed dozens of different video sources in their own placement or viewing windows within the post. I have just tested this version on the development site and it works well. It also ...
by Whyperion
06 Jul 2020, 23:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8209
Views: 338879

Re: POLITICS CORNER

plaques wrote:
06 Jul 2020, 07:50
. Boris following in his footsteps with a 'buy British' slogan.
It would be really great if Boris's Govt bought British - like Turkish PPE Gowns , French Passports. German, Chiniese and Italian Trains, Energy companies owned by the French, Telecoms by the Germans, Water by whomever.
by Whyperion
06 Jul 2020, 23:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4976
Views: 211292

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I think you know from previous postings, hopefully someone has come up with ideas that will reverse or mitigate the reason for it.
by Whyperion
05 Jul 2020, 17:16
Forum: Practice Posting
Topic: Test for videos posted on Facebook
Replies: 73
Views: 392

Re: Test for videos posted on Facebook

YT vid links were working
has the format changed from the bb advice help page ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdvRfPCrR3A


[bbvideo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdvRfPCrR3A[/bbvideo]


[bbvideo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w36CYveyCxU[/bbvideo]
by Whyperion
04 Jul 2020, 20:57
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4558
Views: 283117

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Since hubby has qualified for cheaper drugs, he gets so confused that they change shape/colour/ packaging so often. I have to sit beside him and talk him through the changes, reading the packets and telling him they are the same drugs. I can understand how it gets confusing for some. He really stru...
by Whyperion
03 Jul 2020, 19:40
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5315
Views: 368538

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Didnt talktalk do some kind of email 'upgrade' I suspect it is in the SSL or port settings bit, on the windows mail (?DHCP? handler - its not quite that but around that kind of area)
by Whyperion
03 Jul 2020, 19:37
Forum: HMRC
Topic: Claiming Overpaid Tax
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Claiming Overpaid Tax

Only one employment (or Pension) source can have a normal tax code on it, all other pay sources of income have to have 0T codes(*), this does mean more tax paid, but they would rather they have it, and then pay it back, than for you to realise you need to pay a bill which you might not have funds fo...
by Whyperion
03 Jul 2020, 19:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8209
Views: 338879

Re: POLITICS CORNER

6am I suppose depends on licencing conditions. confirms none from 00:01 to end of legal hours. Not many places licenced from 6am on a Saturday. The traditional early (or odd) hours of Pubs would have been those in markets particulary - Smithfield In London it was 4am to 11am ( by Midday most busines...
by Whyperion
03 Jul 2020, 10:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 626
Views: 10070

Re: Seen in the News

David, there is a piece in PE this week about the US firm that runs the Titan warehouse on Merseyside and gets £11million a year out of us for the service which is storing the national stockpile of PPE. They have been in dispute with their landlord, not paid the rent or service charges, got £500,00...
by Whyperion
03 Jul 2020, 10:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 527
Views: 46730

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

news from HMRC emerges in PE. They have had a major success in producing at very short notice a computer programme to deal with distributing the furlough money and administering the scheme. Grudging tribute has been paid even by critics, it has been remarkably efficient. According to PE this was bu...
by Whyperion
03 Jul 2020, 01:11
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2835
Views: 184462

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Wilfred Spencer, confused or too specific?
Whelpstone ( Whelp Stone) Crag - Slaidburn ( weathered Kinder Scout grits )
maybe panbiker might like to try a walk there : https://fellscape.co.uk/walk10.html
by Whyperion
03 Jul 2020, 00:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 626
Views: 10070

Re: Seen in the News

Perhaps if the scots parliament conversed in it, and the press briefings with only english sub-titles. Boris might think scotland has become a separated country
by Whyperion
02 Jul 2020, 17:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12254

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I've been reading more about the observation that blood levels of protective T-cells plummets in people with serious covid-19 infection. During infection the T-cells normally rush to the rescue and destroy infected cells but it seems like covid-19 is preventing this somehow. Research on this is bei...
by Whyperion
02 Jul 2020, 17:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12254

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I've been reading more about the observation that blood levels of protective T-cells plummets in people with serious covid-19 infection. During infection the T-cells normally rush to the rescue and destroy infected cells but it seems like covid-19 is preventing this somehow. Research on this is bei...
by Whyperion
01 Jul 2020, 12:22
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2835
Views: 184462

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Note in Barcroft papers by Wilfred Spencer. "A whelp is the name given to upright stones in an arch". The only meaning I knew was an archaic name for a pup. Britannica seems to use "upright supports". These may also be pillars or abutments. Is he refering to a 'Flat Arch' - presumable with additona...
by Whyperion
01 Jul 2020, 11:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8209
Views: 338879

Re: POLITICS CORNER

that this great country can't continue to lead the world. Err, since when, world leading effectively has ever been a British Thing, we exploited while we could, then got tumbled by the natives, and those with bigger sticks caused disruption to their advantage. I suppose being a country of Fools and...
by Whyperion
01 Jul 2020, 11:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8209
Views: 338879

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I'm sure that having made a bucket load of cash the makers will licence to another manufacturer and allow them to sell for three months at 70% of the current price to anywhere bar USA !!!
by Whyperion
01 Jul 2020, 11:26
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!

Stanley wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 03:58
. They'll be in permanent lockdown and the underpaid workers will make sure they have a rising tide of crap and garbage. (And no water!)
Anyone care to argue against that?
Send In the Miltiary ? (Wellington still has his statue up)
by Whyperion
01 Jul 2020, 11:20
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!

If they had any sense they should be selling it off. I would go for Ireland, or a Western Isle. Actually, if we go for a revolution, what, other than good standing, is to stop a UK Govt withdrawing the land ownings of non-british persons ? (after all title to land is total in the monarch, even freeh...
by Whyperion
01 Jul 2020, 09:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12254

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I think flu can mush (figuratively not literally) the brain, effects are less long term (? - no one has looked so no-one knows). I commented some time back about the Clotting of Blood situation. Further reading actually threw up two ways Blood Clots, and both mechanisms have been found in Covid-19 p...
by Whyperion
30 Jun 2020, 19:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11538
Views: 441025

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Are you an AMATUER Radio person with a call number. Bob is but he hasn’t done it in years. Indeed, I hold a licenced radio amateur callsign G4LWG, formerly G8UKC. We have had this conversation before Sue but quite a long time ago. I was aware that Bob was also licenced but not active. Just gone 40 ...
by Whyperion
30 Jun 2020, 19:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2522
Views: 164889

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Is it accurate to regard the recent hot weather as an extreme event? Not sure abut that at the moment as it is Summer. However, out of season warmth which we had a lot earlier in the year may be more of an indicator. Yo yo weather events also not really in keeping with a stable climate and we do se...
by Whyperion
30 Jun 2020, 18:57
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 636
Views: 40227

Re: Gardening

Some people consider peonies a waste of space especially up here in Lancashire where the weather is against you. I've known people dig them up for this very reason. One big advantage is that their dark green leaves last until autumn so there is still a contrast of colours. With over ½ acre of actua...
by Whyperion
30 Jun 2020, 18:55
Forum: Camping
Topic: Back Under Canvas
Replies: 58
Views: 1077

Re: Back Under Canvas

I have done my share of rough and wild camping when we were rallying most weekends. Camped in some pretty inhospitable places with no services at all. You don't need much of an improvement in gear to haul yourself up of your hands and knees and have a bit more comfort befitting folks of our age. If...

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