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by plaques
08 Jul 2020, 08:58
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 563
Views: 46884

Re: Mobile Phones

Tizer, I've downloaded the manuals and when the migraine eases I'll have another look at it. Looked at the 'Kids do' examples but daren't try the karate chop or I may finish up letting go. One of the reasons for getting a second phone, Mrs P has an old smart one but refuses to allow me to touch it q...
by plaques
08 Jul 2020, 08:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1111
Views: 12261

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The future outlook on corvid transmissions gets gloomier by the day. Some of the recent studies are throwing up some alarming facts. 22% of people who tested positive didn't know they had the virus at the time of testing. This would imply that even though they were responsible enough to have a test ...
by plaques
08 Jul 2020, 07:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8209
Views: 338879

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Later... no apology from Number 10 on care homes only a lame explanation. Charming... Blame shifting has been going on a long time... See this wiki entry “Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.” -Titus Livius (59 BC–17 AD) Titus Livius (“Livy”), a Roman h...
by plaques
08 Jul 2020, 07:35
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 636
Views: 40232

Re: Gardening

Cathy, Its easy to let flower shrubs get too big especially if they are the kind that flowers on last years wood. Cut them back and you lose the benefit of the flowers the following year. Some you can trim back immediately after flowering and with a bit of luck still get flowers the following year.
by plaques
08 Jul 2020, 07:14
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12539
Views: 475825

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I'll keep quiet, don't want to appear too vulgar by taking it from Gloria.
by plaques
07 Jul 2020, 18:34
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 563
Views: 46884

Re: Mobile Phones

You will be fine Ken, it's Android so easy peasy. Ian you have more faith in me than I have. I only had hold of it for twenty minutes and it nearly finished up in the bin three times. Actually I did manage to connect to our home internet and get google on the screen but then it went downhill from t...
by plaques
07 Jul 2020, 10:29
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!

The current raft of internet billionaires initially had a good idea and made their millions, I have no problem with this success. After getting to this point they can employ the best analysts, programmers, lawyers, market managers, investment mangers, the list goes on. In effect the extra money they...
by plaques
07 Jul 2020, 10:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1701
Views: 115186

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Robotic science? I have read about super computers using IT algorithm programmes to look through thousands of drug reports to compare additional drug usage possibilities. This is far quicker than human searching which could easily miss a correlation that could save months of work. .
by plaques
07 Jul 2020, 09:43
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 563
Views: 46884

Re: Mobile Phones

Joined up for 1p mobile, £10 for sim and credit for 4 months or until its used up. Sim card should arrive in a couple of days then its headache time again. Initially got me a little confused when they were offering a memorable phone number for £20, or one which would be more forgetful for £2, they n...
by plaques
06 Jul 2020, 15:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1262
Views: 109523

Re: OBITUARIES

Played one of his big hits just last night. The Good the bad and the ugly. This is one of the bigger orchestra pieces. The good the bad...
by plaques
06 Jul 2020, 08:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4976
Views: 211292

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

(Mine is usually lifting something too heavy....) Never find heavy things a problem, you know they are heavy so you're always walking round testing and feeling and getting your balance right. Its the lightweight things that catch you out. Leaning forward to put shopping in the car boot, lifting a l...
by plaques
06 Jul 2020, 07:53
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12539
Views: 475825

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

To hold pot gobblers. :devilish:
by plaques
06 Jul 2020, 07:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8209
Views: 338879

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Trump wrapping himself in the American flag and pushing the American dream. Vowing to defeat rebels, left-wing, and Marxists, all enemies of the imagination. Boris following in his footsteps with a 'buy British' slogan. If this is the only thing they have to offer Lord help us.
by plaques
06 Jul 2020, 07:34
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1429
Views: 87607

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

A good way through ' The Dark History of the Tudors ' Henry V111 and all that. A book my pal lent me, being a Frenchman found it interesting but mainly its a picture book with a brief synopsis of what was going on. One of those books I would perhaps pick off the library shelf as a background read. C...
by plaques
06 Jul 2020, 07:12
Forum: Practice Posting
Topic: Test for videos posted on Facebook
Replies: 73
Views: 392

Re: Test for videos posted on Facebook

Almost brain dead as it is. I can just about manage OG as long as I don't go off piste and get into areas that are not in the current listing. What with a Starship Enterprise of a car plus a mobile phone (never had one before) and the smart TV acting the goat I need a hour in a dark room by the time...
by plaques
05 Jul 2020, 08:32
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!

One large firm, a household name, has just paid a £750,000 dividend but industry experts say that the drop in their asset prices means that on a realistic valuation they are actually insolvent. Talking of asset valuations. When my friend was selling one of his low cost 'for rent' houses during the ...
by plaques
05 Jul 2020, 08:07
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5315
Views: 368538

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

This very minute (8.45) just taken deliver of my Moto G7 phone from Argos. (£99.95) + delivery. Mrs P busily unpacking it and reading instructions. Somehow I get the feeling that I'll have to lever it out of her hands. Next problem is remembering who to get the sim card from that have been recommend...
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 18:19
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1703
Views: 102118

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 17:08
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4558
Views: 283119

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Ian, Obviously you are right. It was when I was attending the well mans clinic not long after the scan had become available I asked at the desk if I was eligible for the scan. I was told in no uncertain terms that I must get approval from my doctor with priority given to those who may need surgery. ...
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 10:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 626
Views: 10072

Re: Seen in the News

The Michelin White Swan Pub/Restaurant (dirty Duck) Fence is now open for a set 3 course meal £45 per head. Full precautions in place to protect against covin. Dirty Duck
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 10:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 626
Views: 10072

Re: Seen in the News

I've read most of Dawkins books probably the easiest to follow is. 'Climbing Mount Improbable' where the creationist view evolution as a cliff face where everything happens at once. Dawkins turns it round and says look at the gradual slope leading up to the cliff which took millions of years to reac...
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 09:49
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4558
Views: 283119

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I believe in Australia they buy their drugs by collective negotiation to get better discounts on bulk purchases. The NHS does similar deals for the majority of their drugs. The noises coming from the proposed trade deals between the UK and America is to stop discount purchasing and make the NHS pay ...
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 08:53
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4558
Views: 283119

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

How DO you support a free service? If we accept that it is structured to be free at the point of delivery and we are happy with the way it is structured. ie: a socialist service, we would be supporting it by saying "keep your sticky capitalist fingers away" . From what we have seen is that introduci...
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 07:41
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4558
Views: 283119

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

How do you support a free service? ( do you mean via charity shops?) I suppose the first question is 'who pays for the charity shop'? In most cases the 'goods' are given free and the majority of the staff work for free but after that there are hidden costs that someone is paying for. Even food bank...
by plaques
04 Jul 2020, 07:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12539
Views: 475825

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Boris and Trump being defenestrated. :biggrin2:

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