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by chinatyke
10 Nov 2019, 11:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10682
Views: 453302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Tying hay bales?
by chinatyke
28 Oct 2019, 14:05
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4132
Views: 270651

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Thanks. :good:
by chinatyke
28 Oct 2019, 11:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10682
Views: 453302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Beijing 2008? :smile:
by chinatyke
27 Oct 2019, 14:53
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4132
Views: 270651

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/2020/medium In 1950 it had hardly changed. Is that Model Lodging House and if so does it answer various questions posed on here? Things like did it have a flat/valley roof and was there a question about why it was so substantially built?
by chinatyke
27 Oct 2019, 06:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10682
Views: 453302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Munitions industry? Filling shells or packing dynamite.
by chinatyke
25 Oct 2019, 12:00
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10682
Views: 453302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I did work for John C Carlson (later Carlson-Ford) at Butts Mill, Barlick, when I was 17. They made filtration sheets in a similar way to the paper making process. Something was retained by my tiny brain!
by chinatyke
25 Oct 2019, 10:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10682
Views: 453302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it a scutcher for making paper pulp?
by chinatyke
25 Oct 2019, 08:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10670
Views: 512485

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Wendy. I was told that sometimes when you use the compass app you need to hold the phone flat (back facing down, screen up) and then turn through 360 degrees once or twice and then it calibrates itself somehow. Seems to work for me. I agree that when first turned on they can give very false readings.
by chinatyke
24 Oct 2019, 05:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7337
Views: 327213

Re: POLITICS CORNER

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Source: ChinaDaily.com.cn


Crashing into reality
By Cai Meng | China Daily | Updated: 2019-10-24 09:30
by chinatyke
23 Oct 2019, 15:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10670
Views: 512485

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Should've gone to Specsavers!! This happened to my friend in China and his were the varifocal type and cost a lot of money. Good job they are not surgeons amputating limbs. Surgeon to patient: I've got good and bad news. Patient: Give me the bad news first. Surgeon: We've amputated the wrong leg. Pa...
by chinatyke
23 Oct 2019, 10:50
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Landline Telephones
Replies: 19
Views: 348

Re: Landline Telephones

PanBiker wrote:
23 Oct 2019, 08:43
Or are you considering that a landline only equates to a telephone hung on the end?
Will telephone handsets soon become a "forgotten corner?"
by chinatyke
22 Oct 2019, 14:11
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10682
Views: 453302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it something to do with astronomy?
by chinatyke
22 Oct 2019, 14:09
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Landline Telephones
Replies: 19
Views: 348

Re: Landline Telephones

I think I need a landline to get the internet? We have a physical cable connection for the internet and the telephone used to come through the same connection as the Internet. Apparently we save about 60 pence a month by not having a telephone number allocated to us. Big deal! My wife was right in ...
by chinatyke
22 Oct 2019, 11:31
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Landline Telephones
Replies: 19
Views: 348

Re: Landline Telephones

We did away with ours 4 years ago and haven't noticed any ill effects though I wasn't pleased at the time when my wife told me what she'd done. I guess they are old fashioned now and the young kids wouldn't be able to use a handset with a dial on it . (Do they still have those?) We still get nuisanc...
by chinatyke
22 Oct 2019, 11:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9880
Views: 420657

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Just a thought for your consideration. If you want to electrify the model when you have finished it then consider using a microwave turntable motor. They are cheap, powerful, slow (4 tor 6 rpm typical), only 2 to 4W, small, can be boxed in and made to look unobtrusive and be belt drive connected to ...
by chinatyke
22 Oct 2019, 02:53
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 840
Views: 61893

Re: Wildlife Corner

We had one take up residence whilst the builders were working on this apartment. This bedroom was open to the outside at the time. We shooed it away, I assume bats are not protected here, there are plenty of them. 19287 It is clinging in an upper corner of the room with its face pointing down toward...
by chinatyke
21 Oct 2019, 08:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1299
Views: 95049

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Cathy wrote:
21 Oct 2019, 07:57
All the best Pluggy. I think of you too.
the very best wishes from us, too, Stephen. I hope the eventual treatment helps you.
by chinatyke
21 Oct 2019, 07:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10682
Views: 453302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Spawned from these?
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by chinatyke
21 Oct 2019, 02:48
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from a new member into metal detecting
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Hi from a new member into metal detecting

Welcome Gavin. An interesting hobby that I've always wanted to try but I can't do it where I live now. Childhood dreams of finding a Roman coin, not anything valuable but part of the history of Colne. Enjoy your detecting!
by chinatyke
18 Oct 2019, 14:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10682
Views: 453302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Let me think!!
by chinatyke
17 Oct 2019, 06:04
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10682
Views: 453302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Are they different forms of steps? I'm thinking of those you would drive into tree trunks or telegraph poles.
by chinatyke
16 Oct 2019, 11:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10682
Views: 453302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It would Gloria but while you were homing in China has upstaged you with the right answer, it's a frame for lacing up, spoking, trueing and balancing bicycle wheels. How could he do this to you..... :surprised: 😱😱😂😂 Sorry Gloria. You can have the Brownie points. :extrawink: I thought it was for bik...
by chinatyke
16 Oct 2019, 08:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10682
Views: 453302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it for truing wheels with spokes, for example bicycle wheels?
by chinatyke
15 Oct 2019, 04:59
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5043
Views: 361588

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Stanley wrote:
15 Oct 2019, 03:10
Why is it so comfortable to stick with Google?
Because Google is the best. We're prevented from accessing it by the Great (Fire) Wall of China but can use Bing which is a poor second. Most of the time Bing discovers my location in China and shows the result in Chinese rendering it useless.
by chinatyke
14 Oct 2019, 12:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10682
Views: 453302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stone wool is made from volcanic rock, typically basalt or dolomite, an increasing proportion of which is recycled material in the form of briquettes. [I have to take issue with their reference to dolomite. It isn't a volcanic rock, it's like limestone (calcium carbonate) but with some of the calci...

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