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by Whyperion
07 Apr 2020, 11:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2275
Views: 154637

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

The economic and social damage caused by this virus is going to far outweigh the direct results of the infection. I think that was what trump was implying, I am not sure he has the answer to being stuck between a rock and a hard place. With those that are not quite in either main financial support ...
by Whyperion
07 Apr 2020, 11:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2434
Views: 162781

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

With pump prices dropping what are the chances of domestic gas and electricity prices dropping. Very little appears to be the answer. Up like a rocket down like a feather. What are the excuses. [/i] Don't hold your breath. They did drop a bit, and probably down a little more if you want some kind o...
by Whyperion
07 Apr 2020, 11:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2434
Views: 162781

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Wendyf wrote:
07 Apr 2020, 08:16
We filled up our oil tank when the price started dropping....too early! :laugh5:
Get another tank ?!
by Whyperion
07 Apr 2020, 11:17
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11447
Views: 524455

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The CGI version of the Grand National and a Champions race won by Red Rum. Very well done and quite convincing. How light it is in the evening, remember when it was going dark at 15:00? At present there is a run of four storey (with the roof) terrace houses that blocks the evening direct sun into t...
by Whyperion
02 Apr 2020, 13:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11447
Views: 524455

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I haven't been to the Co-op for almost a week, I shall make an assessment this morning. I am finding the absence (on line) of the cheaper mid-range items happening. Let us know if you find handwash, according to BBC the alcohol based ones are in short supply because , (a) lack of capacity (and raw ...
by Whyperion
02 Apr 2020, 13:36
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4391
Views: 278157

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Might be because The Repair Shop is on BBC1 and a mis-search is finding it !
by Whyperion
02 Apr 2020, 13:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7984
Views: 334538

Re: POLITICS CORNER

PB , while the Jermy Corbyn land of 'I told you so' would your last comment be of use in the next load of election leaflets come May 2021?
by Whyperion
02 Apr 2020, 13:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 322
Views: 3087

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Trump (the orange knob of the apocalypse) has gone mad, he reckons the US will be back up and running by Easter. Good luck with that. He later explained he was not trying to cause panic. In some ways I thought he had a mix of good sense in talking up light at the end of the rainbow, but too little ...
by Whyperion
02 Apr 2020, 13:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 322
Views: 3087

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I'm still a bit confused by the rules on vulnerable people. 1) Those under 70 not classed as extremely vulnerable are limited to , one walk, shopping, car driving etc: 2) Those 70 and over are considered vulnerable, even if they are fit and healthy, should not leave the house. ie: isolation. 3) Ext...
by Whyperion
02 Apr 2020, 13:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 322
Views: 3087

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

A message from my mate, Peking Pete who is currently in Thailand and free to crack jokes: The General Secretary of the National Union of Filchers, Intruders, Larcenists, Cat Burglars and Housebreakers (FILCH), Colin 'The Crowbar' Wilson, has today urged the government to provide emergency financial...
by Whyperion
02 Apr 2020, 13:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 322
Views: 3087

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

. Without being abrasive, and inflicting wrath, I wouldn’t say the government has run everything down to save money. What it points out, is that no society can afford a cradle to grave free health system in these times. Perhaps an AFFORDABLE co-payment system needs to be introduced after this and b...
by Whyperion
02 Apr 2020, 12:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 322
Views: 3087

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Is it just me or is the bod doing the NHS Coronovirus "stay at home" adverts on National TV a real live wire (not) ?. I think he's maybe computer generated to be as depressing as possible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cK02XwUogM Having found the youtube version he has a name. :biggrin2: If he h...
by Whyperion
02 Apr 2020, 12:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 322
Views: 3087

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I think the Excel, and presumably others, start with an inital capacity of 500 beds, which can be expanded. Non-medical staff are being recruited from the likes of flight attendants of virgin/easy jet etc. (There may be too the PR aspects of activity over effectiveness) Seems like an expansion of Te...
by Whyperion
02 Apr 2020, 12:33
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 532
Views: 45557

Re: Mobile Phones

QR Generally takes a reader to a web address, sometimes with an executable (that you have to give manual permission to proceed) Am I right in that most Apps on Phones also (A) need an email address (B) will work on a computer/laptop/tablet. This is primarily because the comms system is over IP routi...
by Whyperion
02 Apr 2020, 11:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7984
Views: 334538

Re: POLITICS CORNER

IDS might not seem so unwise, I have a feeling China might come out of this a little more economically superior ( depends how its relations in the middle east and africa go out of control with virus spreading ). The rate of technology progress both in China and in the more western countries in techn...
by Whyperion
01 Apr 2020, 20:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2756
Views: 181595

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Stanley wrote:
20 Mar 2020, 13:02
Velcro memory very common on OG!
A new word has appeared.... 'bupofren'. Another consequence of sloppy speech and not bothering to enunciate clearly.
It appears some americans are refering to 'Rona (as if it is a named Hurricane)
by Whyperion
01 Apr 2020, 20:35
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2756
Views: 181595

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Stanley wrote:
01 Apr 2020, 06:33
Rishi Sunak has changed our language. People are not 'laid off' but are 'furloughed'.
Laid Off used to be without pay
Furlough is With Pay
by Whyperion
01 Apr 2020, 20:32
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4391
Views: 278157

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Amazing how long some 'temporary' wartime buildings have survived. My mind is racing of course with the news from Earby and I don't know why but Spud's New Bike entered my head so I have bumped it. I think we all need a good laugh before that becomes a forgotten corner! Although generally the desig...
by Whyperion
01 Apr 2020, 20:24
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1648
Views: 40879

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Why not do something simple like cutting the power off to them and putting it back on when they are showing the correct time? Daft as it looks, that could work and if it it didn't. no damage done. I don't think the issue is that they are just showing the wrong time. If that was the case it would be...
by Whyperion
01 Apr 2020, 20:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1390
Views: 97364

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I am told low level Ozone increases as NOx and similar tailpipe emissions fall. I understand for health this may not be a good thing, how was it dealt with in the past - did the horse and bullock prime movers output react with Ozone and change the atmosphere benifically? Of course if you crowd peopl...
by Whyperion
01 Apr 2020, 20:04
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 532
Views: 45557

Re: Mobile Phones

`Coronavirus: Smartphone sales collapse amid pandemic' LINK `Sales of new phones have collapsed in the biggest fall since the invention of the smartphone. Research firm Strategy Analytics said shipments in February fell by 38% year-on-year. The outbreak of the coronavirus in China had a huge impact...
by Whyperion
01 Apr 2020, 20:02
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Plaques in Barlick
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Plaques in Barlick

Plots of Land / Farmland would be rented or leased by the likes of The Showmans Guild for the use of funfairs, circuses and the like, I presume the Car Boot paddock at the Kelbrook Roundabout is one of these , used for farm /grazing but with a normally two week at a time two or three times a year, s...
by Whyperion
01 Apr 2020, 19:58
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5238
Views: 365730

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I hear reports that Download limitations have been lifted by ISPs at request of government ( for the education of the little dears and distance meetings ). Not sure if that related to mobile phones and/or land line ADSLs.
by Whyperion
01 Apr 2020, 19:53
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 533
Views: 38048

Re: Gardening

Yes, we have one just coming into bloom. God aren't they a spiky plant. Got the lawnmower out for an introductory run. Nothing like the smell of new mowed moss to tell you spring has arrived. :biggrin2: Two notes (1) most councils have stopped the green waste collection (either free or paid for ) a...
by Whyperion
01 Apr 2020, 18:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4850
Views: 207764

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Maz, digital cameras are very useful for recording and sending images to a doctor. My father woke up one morning with the `white' of an eye bright red due to blood. Rather than take him to the doc I sent the doc a close up photo of the eye. The doc said it was nothing to worry about and the eye ret...

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