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by chinatyke
04 Dec 2020, 05:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13501
Views: 526149

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Does it just act as a weight to damp out any tendency of the chimney to sway? Miles above my pay-grade!
by chinatyke
03 Dec 2020, 12:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13501
Views: 526149

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Back to the mystery.
Is it extra support to spread the load because the ground was unstable?
by chinatyke
03 Dec 2020, 12:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13501
Views: 526149

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Gloria wrote: 03 Dec 2020, 08:25 Create a venturi effect?
I do that with the water circulating in my fish pond! As it returns from the filter it goes through a venturi which sucks in air to oxygenate the water.
by chinatyke
03 Dec 2020, 04:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13501
Views: 526149

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

At Loveclough printworks the flue gases went through a scrubber which circulated caustic liquors from kier boiling, part of the bleaching process. This helped absorb acidic gases, remove solids, and also neutralise the spent kier liquor before discharge to the effluent system. But I'm guessing this ...
by chinatyke
03 Dec 2020, 00:22
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 3038
Views: 181554

Re: BOB'S BITS

I've just caught up with this thread and had no idea Bob had been in hospital. Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery which I see is well underway, and to his wife and family.
by chinatyke
02 Dec 2020, 10:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13501
Views: 526149

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Schwabbs, Middleton?
by chinatyke
02 Dec 2020, 10:33
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4736
Views: 204966

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

.... The whole idea was to get things sorted out while I was still here and could tell them where the bodies are buried... You went to the trouble of burying them when you used to keep pigs? :biggrin2: I've just completed transferring our apartments to my wife's sole name. It was all tax free, but ...
by chinatyke
02 Dec 2020, 10:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12452
Views: 580703

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I wonder if Cath and Maz are suffering from similar high temperatures? `Sydney records hottest November night on record' LINK `Sydney has recorded its hottest November night on record, with daytime temperatures of 40C on Sunday. The Australian city recorded a minimum overnight temperature of 25.4C....
by chinatyke
02 Dec 2020, 10:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5248
Views: 235872

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Sorry to hear that news, Wendy and Col. Good luck and fingers crossed for the best outcome.
by chinatyke
28 Nov 2020, 09:43
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12452
Views: 580703

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Happy birthday, Ian. Have a good one. :sunny3: :sunny3:
by chinatyke
28 Nov 2020, 03:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2610
Views: 176868

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Didn't I see somewhere that contactless transfer of power is being experimented with and was already used in some public transport systems that relied on kinetic energy stored in flywheels which were revitalised at each stop? The electric buses here recycle some of the energy from braking that is n...
by chinatyke
26 Nov 2020, 15:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2013
Views: 35986

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Tizer wrote: 26 Nov 2020, 15:01 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.
by chinatyke
26 Nov 2020, 02:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8758
Views: 365162

Re: POLITICS CORNER

They have at the same time been sold the bogey man of Socialism being equivalent to Communism. In my opinion, people in the west are sold the bogeyman of Communism being the root of all evils. I live in a communist country and it is great! Admittedly, Chinese communism is different to what I'm told...
by chinatyke
25 Nov 2020, 13:32
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12452
Views: 580703

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Wendyf wrote: 25 Nov 2020, 07:25 Urban myth Bodge! Reports of the same tale go back to 2009 at least,
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/fake- ... attendant/

What is good is that it claims he worked for 25 years without a day off, it was only 7 years when I first heard this story!
by chinatyke
23 Nov 2020, 16:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12452
Views: 580703

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

A great day, Ian, especially for Sally. Go and buy a lottery ticket whilst your lucks in. :good:
by chinatyke
22 Nov 2020, 06:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13501
Views: 526149

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it Whitemoor reservoir borehole sump? I've never seen one so I'm guessing, but I think you'd need access to the lowest level.
by chinatyke
21 Nov 2020, 13:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12688
Views: 487720

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue wrote: 21 Nov 2020, 12:09 But today will be LOCKDOWN SEWING :laugh5:
Lockstitching.
by chinatyke
21 Nov 2020, 13:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13501
Views: 526149

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Culvert? under the main street in Barlick, is it Church Street?
by chinatyke
21 Nov 2020, 09:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13501
Views: 526149

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it a flue to a chimney that has become water logged?
by chinatyke
21 Nov 2020, 07:34
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5530
Views: 385997

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

One day a plant manager decided to clean our office computer keyboard using acetone. The solvent took off all the white markings on the keys and partially dissolved them! Luckily keyboards are dirt cheap and disposable items. I've cleaned mine as best as I can, shaken all the dirt out, and dried it ...
by chinatyke
21 Nov 2020, 04:38
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5530
Views: 385997

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Today's tip is: don't spill a cup of coffee on your wireless keyboard, it makes the coffee taste funny! :sad:
by chinatyke
20 Nov 2020, 13:26
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1989
Views: 114812

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Bodger, that joke was used for a TV ad for one of the credit card companies. Was it Mastercard? It went something like: Thank goodness his condoms were in the glovebox, for everything else there is Mastercard.
by chinatyke
20 Nov 2020, 08:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13501
Views: 526149

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

plaques wrote: 19 Nov 2020, 19:38
chinatyke wrote: 19 Nov 2020, 14:48 Cathy wrote: ↑19 Nov 2020, 14:46
I think we have had this before.
I know we've had it before but the trouble is I can't remember what it was for.
And it was you that finally got it. :laugh5:
Was it really? That's the beauty of Alzheimer's, I experience new things every day. :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
19 Nov 2020, 14:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13501
Views: 526149

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Cathy wrote: 19 Nov 2020, 13:46 I think we have had this before.
I know we've had it before but the trouble is I can't remember what it was for.

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