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by Whyperion
03 Mar 2021, 13:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2675
Views: 68952

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

.....if a normal life as previous re-starts in say October, that there will be a continued background level of some 5000 cases, 1000 hospitalisations and 200 deaths per week as part of the virus within the UK........ From Tripps 'Worldometers' Using their charts for the UK. the projection for hospi...
by Whyperion
03 Mar 2021, 13:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2675
Views: 68952

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Wendyf wrote: 28 Feb 2021, 12:16 I've heard that you don't have to wait for an invite if you are over 60, just go on the website and book yourself in.
Didn't know that , Will let some people whom dont know what the situation is, thanks.
by Whyperion
03 Mar 2021, 13:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2675
Views: 68952

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Tragic as they may be but the covid-19 deaths in Pendle will have some long term affects that our Pendle council needs to be giving some serious thought to. Population of Pendle up to 2018. = 91,405. Covid -19 deaths in Pendle year ending 2020 = 1,058. year to-date 2021 = 186 . total = 1,244 For th...
by Whyperion
03 Mar 2021, 13:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2675
Views: 68952

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I cant understand the difficulty in tracking the bloke who didn't fill his test in properly. Everyone on the flight would be known, there is such a thing as a passenger manifest I believe. So, what's the problem, you have all the details of all the blokes on the flight so just get a few folk to rin...
by Whyperion
25 Feb 2021, 17:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9075
Views: 426895

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Who is running the World? Biden,Putin and Xi were arguing on who is in charge of the world? USA, Russia, or China ? Without any conclusion, they turned to Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, and asked him "Who is in charge of the world?" Modi replied "Well! All I know is: 1. Google/Alphabet C...
by Whyperion
25 Feb 2021, 17:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2675
Views: 68952

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The UK is doing better than most countries in getting the vaccine out. Vaccines with countries in Europe lagging way behind but here we are with loads of people wanting to spend their holidays abroad. The vaccines may help them prevent or reduce their own illnesses but they can still bring it back ...
by Whyperion
24 Feb 2021, 22:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2675
Views: 68952

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Noted that the Johnson and Johnson one shot vaccine has been approved in the usa. Safety has been agreed, efficiency appears about 85percent for most covid variants , 66percent for Brazil/South Africa ones. These 85/66 seem to be about the same kind of rates as one shot of AZ and Pfizer, and there i...
by Whyperion
24 Feb 2021, 22:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2675
Views: 68952

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Boris Johnson to reveal his road map of easing the lockdown. The current lockdown is doing its stuff and the vaccines have the potential to ease the situation further. The Prime Minister will today unveil his roadmap to easing restrictions in England, the stages of which will be based on data surro...
by Whyperion
24 Feb 2021, 22:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2675
Views: 68952

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I was heartened by the latest assessments of the efficacy of the vaccinations. They both seem to be remarkably effective even after one dose. Also, comments about the absence of colds and flu this winter. It would appear that being close to one another is bad for our health. Or have I got that wron...
by Whyperion
24 Feb 2021, 22:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2675
Views: 68952

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

There was a very long article in The Times last week by its science editor Tom Whipple based on his interviews with many scientists working on covid virus and covid vaccines. The take away message is that we'll never go back to what we've known as `normal' and the covid-19 virus will probably be al...
by Whyperion
18 Feb 2021, 23:33
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: MyHeritage
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: MyHeritage

Missed it, but I was busy with other things.
by Whyperion
18 Feb 2021, 23:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2581
Views: 185345

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

I dont think the CEGB and some of the water boards fared too well in the UK in 1963, though they did make endeavours, The USA electric system needs a full renewal, the renewables and changes to distributed supply may bring this about.
by Whyperion
18 Feb 2021, 23:17
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 4122
Views: 230741

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

You've reminded me Ken that we had the Hoover Man call occasionally when I was a lad. New belts and brushes and that sort of thing. The old rubber flex cable was far better than modern plastic ones but not as long lasting. Do you remember the chalk and cotton thread in the core? I still have a very...
by Whyperion
18 Feb 2021, 23:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9075
Views: 426895

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Trump has queiried Biden on the availability of vaccines to white house staff etc and the country as a whole. Biden indeed probably not quite noticing what did occur under Trump - right and maybe grudgingly and perhaps too slow, Trump's administration did get the vaccination programme going. Perhaps...
by Whyperion
18 Feb 2021, 23:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9075
Views: 426895

Re: POLITICS CORNER

P , print that out and hang it up somewhere, summarises five odd years still without a conclusion in one go.
by Whyperion
18 Feb 2021, 23:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1228
Views: 34257

Re: Seen in the News

I'm glad to see this. We need to protect against hate speech which is intended to hurt victims but need to maintain the freedom to discuss all matters in public in a calm and measured way, especially at universities. `Free speech plan to tackle 'silencing' views on university campus' LINK We discus...
by Whyperion
18 Feb 2021, 22:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2675
Views: 68952

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I must be moving up the list, I'm 60 in just over a week. Paulette is already (I'm always reminding her I married an older woman) so hopefully we'll get invited at the same time. I think you still have to do the online booking job Kev so you may run into the same problem I did. Probably. I'll see w...
by Whyperion
18 Feb 2021, 22:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 131
Views: 8452

Re: Social Media

Firefox has 'Pocket' and Yahoo (which I use for email) also has newsfeed pages, but both seems to draw on the free articles of US papers and UK ones like independent/telegraph and guardian (either all or selected articles are not behind a compulsory paywall. As to if either pay a PA or other syndica...
by Whyperion
18 Feb 2021, 22:44
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12841
Views: 677349

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Never heard of Primp ! Anyway I'm fascinated by the current major Tesco TV and Radio advert. I've studied it with care, but can find no 'woke' element to it at all. That's very unusual these days, and quite disturbing.:smile: There are no BAME characters at all. They are pushing big 30 day aged sirl...
by Whyperion
18 Feb 2021, 22:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12841
Views: 677349

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Big Kev wrote: 17 Feb 2021, 10:55 Can I borrow a 96 and 15/16 spanner?
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Generally used in bridges. more secure than rivets I understand
by Whyperion
09 Feb 2021, 21:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2675
Views: 68952

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Worldometers I know it's not a simple matter, and allowing for the 'Tuesday' factor, and different counting methods, we do seem to have a disproportionate number of daily deaths in this affair. We - at this moment have 1052 deaths which is about 20 % of the World's deaths today. I can see no other ...
by Whyperion
09 Feb 2021, 21:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2675
Views: 68952

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I think Malawi have stuck with AZ for now, ( maybe they can negiotiate a discount ). There are other world sourced vaccines coming on from initial trials, I wonder how the russian and chinese ones will fare ( does the UK test these at least in a test tube situation if not field trials ). WHO is repo...
by Whyperion
09 Feb 2021, 12:35
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2344
Views: 72238

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

The London snow flakes are different to those of a couple of weeks ago (which came and went in a day or so ). Yesterday morning dry powdery and no more than a dusting with larger sticky flakes after lunchtime, an overnight frost and more dusty snow - but larger and slightly more intense, odd now mid...
by Whyperion
02 Feb 2021, 00:13
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3088
Views: 225559

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I always thought Ackle was 'to be connected' as in these wires wont ackel (when solidering for example) and ex-military Royal Engineers. where they got it from I dont know
by Whyperion
02 Feb 2021, 00:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1370
Views: 134279

Re: OBITUARIES

Viv Nicholson who with her husband won £150,000 on the pools and famously said she was going to "spend spend spend" - and did ! Viv Nicholson PS I note now that this occurred in 2015. Quite how I noticed it yesterday is a mystery. Tried to delete post by wasn't allowed to do so. Apologies. . Oddly ...

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