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by Whyperion
29 Nov 2020, 22:58
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4876
Views: 310127

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

From The BBC Ian Nairn Series of the early 1970s. Travel on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Making the edit were Leigh, Wigan, Blackburn , Burnley, Foulridge Tunnel, Barnoldswick got a mention but blink and you miss it unless you recognise the countryside views, Skipton, Saltaire and Leeds https://www.yo...
by Whyperion
29 Nov 2020, 22:54
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5529
Views: 385828

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

The Mosaic algorithm mentioned above for the Labour and Tory parties above will be relied on heavily for a while during the pandemic as direct canvassing and leafleting for the electorate is not allowed. telephone canvassing is the only contact method allowed under covid rules. Really ? Unless it w...
by Whyperion
29 Nov 2020, 22:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2498
Views: 166240

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

The BBC's Technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones... `Tech Tent: Is Tesla really worth $500 billion?' LINK `At the beginning of 2020, Tesla was valued by the stock market at around $80bn - and even then, sceptics thought that was a high price for a business that was barely profitable. Throughou...
by Whyperion
28 Nov 2020, 18:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2610
Views: 176744

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

I thought about you all when I read PE this week and saw the article by Old Sparky. He likes Octopus and wants them to get across this problem they seem to have. Perhaps if Pluggy is happy to work from home for them he can share his solution (the IP cam at the meter registers with a bit of AI shoul...
by Whyperion
28 Nov 2020, 18:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8755
Views: 364900

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I told you Shapps was lying. Shortly after you wrote that Peter Cominic walked out Lehmann's style with his cardboard box. He will say this was a planned departure. That will be a lie. He has been forced out by another faction who are fed up with his attitude and actions. Perhaps having all the pow...
by Whyperion
28 Nov 2020, 18:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35846

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Maz, your comment about following orders makes me think of Sweden. Yesterday I listened to a radio progamme about Sweden and heard the Swedes explaining that they have avoided the need for any lockdowns because they always do what the government tells them. They stress this is not because they're u...
by Whyperion
28 Nov 2020, 17:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35846

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Couldn't agree more about abolishing Xmas, ignoring whingeing Royals claiming they are essential and working hard and the sheer stupidity of announcing higher spending on military and transport when only giving peanuts to Green policies and underfunding local councils. At the same time, stupidity l...
by Whyperion
28 Nov 2020, 15:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35846

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

We've got a lockdown.....Booo Ends December 2nd.......Hurray Back to tier three+ .......Booo But there's a vaccine......Hurray Not here yet................Booo 90% efficient................Hurray Out by Easter...............Booo Easter Sunday, 4 April 2021. Tin hats on Lads. We miss the get togethe...
by Whyperion
28 Nov 2020, 15:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35846

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I think one of them might be Trump's older son, Donald Trump Junior. Naming your son after yourself, sure sign of a an egotist. well , not the geneological corners here where so many first names are perpetuated, either direct lineage, of first (or later) progeny, including re-using the name when th...
by Whyperion
12 Nov 2020, 23:16
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 1166
Views: 98434

Re: PET'S CORNER

The problem is cats see movement first and fire out at it instinctively, one of ours still attempts to catch tail if she notes it flicking out of the corner of her eye. I think dogs go more by smell so can work out a bit first if it needs a clout or a bite.
by Whyperion
12 Nov 2020, 23:09
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 667
Views: 42426

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Walked down mum's high street , the frames with the LEDs on are up on the lamp standards , always worth doing and I have got mum in the process of getting the christmas cards written up as we have no idea how things will go in December.
by Whyperion
12 Nov 2020, 23:06
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4736
Views: 204822

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I forgot to mention that the lady at Pendle said the reason why the fault hadn't been picked up was because nobody was inspecting when it was dark as that was outside normal hours. I leave it up to you to work out the logic behind that. With lights only inspected in daylight and not on the Council ...
by Whyperion
12 Nov 2020, 23:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35846

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I am still worried about the pfizer "vaccine" , it seems based on what a smaller company was doing in training immune system to see key markers of cancer cells as outsiders and seek and destroy - I am not certain how successful that was. The bit of the science I cannot follow is that the RNA chain b...
by Whyperion
12 Nov 2020, 22:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35846

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Better a false positive than a false negative. I do wonder though what the tests are picking up, as CV seems similar in parts to other Coronaviruses maybe that is the problem.
by Whyperion
12 Nov 2020, 22:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 952
Views: 21702

Re: Seen in the News

I heard an Irish politician from south of the border being completely unable to answer any questions about the border. The impression he gave was that he had no idea what was going to happen and was just waiting to see what happened. As he said when asked about border posts and checks, it's not dow...
by Whyperion
12 Nov 2020, 22:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2610
Views: 176744

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Stanley wrote: 07 Nov 2020, 04:44 Never thought of ammonia as fuel.... you learn something new every day!
Wasn't that the main ingredient part of the fertilzer in Beirut that went up with a big bang ?
by Whyperion
12 Nov 2020, 22:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8755
Views: 364900

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tripps wrote: 12 Nov 2020, 14:05
'Personally in a tribute to the American way of doing things - I oscillate between First Floosie, and First Fancy Woman. They use the abbreviation FLOTUS. Doesn't translate very well for the UK equivalent.
Flwsie ? First Lady of wales scotland ireland england ?
by Whyperion
12 Nov 2020, 22:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12449
Views: 580133

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Cathy wrote: 12 Nov 2020, 21:23 That tells me that it’s definitely a day to stay home today!
Did that, the flat upstairs the fish tank burst and flooded the ceiling and the bed.
by Whyperion
09 Nov 2020, 21:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35846

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Medical Matters if you like BBC Two 9pm Monday 09 November Fly on the Wall at the Royal Free Hospital London in recent months. Basically showing up the failures in and around the NHS , re testing before admission and operations (planned) none or slow results or insufficient , plus cancellation (on c...
by Whyperion
09 Nov 2020, 12:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35846

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Well at least one vaccine trials look positive, no downsides as such reported, but , it is only 90% effective and only after a month of the first treatment (why= will it lead to an increase in the covid RNA proteins that it does not protect against?). Two doeses needed 21 days apart, but there are l...
by Whyperion
09 Nov 2020, 12:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1532
Views: 108447

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

He will have to deal with Brazil with forest loss. It will be a reduction in people's freedoms - and profits - to trash and take to excess for their own gratification, a difficult new reality.
by Whyperion
09 Nov 2020, 12:22
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5529
Views: 385828

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Yet another way for the supermarket spiders to draw their customers into their webs. It also reeks of the `echo chamber' effect again, closing minds instead of opening minds.... `How artificial intelligence may be making you buy things' LINK Delivery vehicles often were / still are electric mainly ...
by Whyperion
09 Nov 2020, 10:12
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5529
Views: 385828

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

6G is reported to be 100X faster than 5G . My brain can only handle information with a 2/10 (two tenths) second delay. I've got to admit this extra speed is going to be wasted on me. Its more so that 'things' can communicate between themselves faster, useful for automated vehicles and trains for ex...
by Whyperion
06 Nov 2020, 21:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2008
Views: 35846

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Just a thought. If Boris is confident of numbers dropping, and that the lockdown will end on December 2nd, why have they extended the furlough scheme until the end of March 2021? Should we expect an easing of restrictions for Christmas and then back into a lockdown in January? Thats my thinking, Ha...
by Whyperion
06 Nov 2020, 20:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8755
Views: 364900

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I suspect Biden would have felt happier with greater Democrat representation in the Senate and Congress, like the UK the voting percentages dont always reflect the percentages of party member sitting though its fairly close. Likewise wining Texas or Florida makes it easier for the rebellious and noi...

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