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by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 12:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2590
Views: 165773

Re: BOB'S BITS

Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it. Hannah Arendt, 1951. I first read Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianis...
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 06:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10536
Views: 441845

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Not sure China. Slag wool was the precursor of glass fibre insulation. It was coarser and had little hard lumps in it, of course the slag was a form of impure glass. One thing I noticed when installing it was that it didn't irritate your throat as badly as fibre glass. I hated that stuff!
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 06:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1123
Views: 102694

Re: OBITUARIES

I remember him as well. A very strange interlude and I understood why he was particularly scary for the ladies. Good riddance!
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 06:06
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1216
Views: 33497

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

It is isn't it! God knows why I was doing it. A good move I think, drivers are so careless these days.
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 03:55
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3615
Views: 166440

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

The most usual advice on brewing good coffee from ground beans is that the water should be just below boiling point. This usually holds good but what I have found with my favourite coffee, Machu Pichu Organic, is that having the water just short of boiling, hotter than the usual temperature, works b...
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 03:46
Forum: Rare Text
Topic: BARNOLDSWICK. STORY OF A PENNINE TOWN
Replies: 1
Views: 44143

Re: BARNOLDSWICK. STORY OF A PENNINE TOWN

Bumped!
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 03:42
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4092
Views: 264906

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/1882/medium I love this old postcard of Greenberfield Locks. There is so much information embedded in it. However, what's on my mind this morning as a forgotten corner is the overall effect of the canal construction round about 1800. It must...
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 03:11
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1216
Views: 33497

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Not quite the weight of rain that was forecast, but a showery day. At 20;00 it was raining but during the night it cleared and we had a brilliant full moon. First thing this morning we still had the moon but it was evidently hazy as the moon had two halos, one around it and another enormous one half...
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 02:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2044
Views: 148940

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

I agree Tiz. The big tech giants are insatiable and sooner or later will have to be curbed. This may be part of the start of that process.
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 02:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7193
Views: 318340

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I can understand why you should think that Tiz. I find I can forgive the occasional cock-up when a well-meant policy threw up an unintended consequence but if expert advice was ignored or the policy was for some unscrupulous reason like self-promotion or worse prompted the 'reform' in the first plac...
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 02:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10536
Views: 441845

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Again, very close. Ground basic slag was a very widely used agricultural fertilizer. They are melting purified slag to make slag wool insulation. Legend is that some smart person saw molten slag run over a steam pipe that had a leak in it and the result was long streamers of glass like filaments. Th...
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 02:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1123
Views: 102694

Re: OBITUARIES

I have a vague memory of that Tiz. Was it 'Catgate' or something like that? He was the original Mr Angry.
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 02:28
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1210
Views: 91674

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

One word springs to mind.... 'Syndicate'. Commiserations David....
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 02:26
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 800
Views: 60408

Re: Wildlife Corner

My trouble is I read War of the Worlds at an early age! I can just imagine one of them twenty feet tall!
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 02:24
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3368
Views: 175511

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

All I know is that was what it said on the big square tuning dial. It was in a big wooden cabinet and had an enormous speaker..... When we were at Hey Farm we were poor and the radio we had wasn't very good. When things improved a bit we decided to splash out on a new radio. VHF had just come in and...
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 01:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9751
Views: 410774

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

We are now at the ferry drinking a well deserved lager.👍😆
That'll be a rest after your spell on guard!
Enjoying a pedicure courtesy of daughter Susan. I shall have an Epsom Salts soak first!
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 01:41
Forum: Photography
Topic: Bank Edge View
Replies: 526
Views: 51643

Re: Bank Edge View

Sorry about that I never thought. The pic was the one of Bank House and the hen huts in forgotten corners.
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 01:28
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1162
Views: 91848

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

That hit the spot Kev!
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 01:26
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4996
Views: 356210

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I always wondered what they were for!
by Stanley
14 Oct 2019, 01:24
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6355
Views: 303201

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Veggies were cooked yesterday, sweet potato, carrots and swede, mashed with butter and cream and spiced with nutmeg. I had them with a steak pudding for dinner and a cod fish cake for tea. Stewed plums (no added sugar or water) and cream for pudding.
A pan full of veggies in the fridge.
by Stanley
13 Oct 2019, 11:24
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2590
Views: 165773

Re: BOB'S BITS

"In a different era, given all her accomplishments and scientific contributions during such an extended period of time, Dr Ashby would have been nominated for a Nobel Prize." Patrick Monaghan, in the journal Laboratory Medicine, 2014. When Miss Winifred Ashby received her PhD from the University of ...
by Stanley
13 Oct 2019, 07:34
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1216
Views: 33497

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

There had been a light shower but we chanced it without waterproofs. Very still out there but dry and I wonder how much rain we'll get.... Good call going a bit early.
by Stanley
13 Oct 2019, 05:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10536
Views: 441845

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You are so close China! Stay on that track. Think useful by-product.
by Stanley
13 Oct 2019, 04:11
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 1216
Views: 33497

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

For a change we had a dry day. At 20:00 it was still dry and also first thing this morning when we had a full Hunter's Moon shining through high broken cloud. It has moved on now but it is still dry. The glass is almost unchanged on 998mb. The forecast isn't good, the dry weather will only last unti...
by Stanley
13 Oct 2019, 03:58
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3368
Views: 175511

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I don't know why but this morning my mind went back to the days of Lord Reith at the BBC when announcers had to wear evening dress later in the day. Such a contrast to the freedom our 'presenters' have these days! I think they should have a day when they are all made to dress to these standards just...

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