Search found 3500 matches

by Tripps
18 Aug 2019, 09:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6921
Views: 313305

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I would have thought it was pretty obvious why he insists on following electoral protocol I think I heard someone - it may have been Ken Clarke - say this version of 'protocol' was simply not the case. I can't readily find anything to support that, but this extract from a letter from the LibDem lea...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 20:47
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1149
Views: 90639

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Mr Johnson's present partner has made a speech. Should we refer to her as the First Lady? I prefer First Floosie. Good to see her exemplary green credentials. :smile: M s Symonds wore a floral print sustainable dress to the event. The £225 garment is reported to be eco-friendly, having been made loc...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 12:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Seen in the News

Thank you Ian, that's very encouraging and most welcome. I think we need to get the balance right between 'if it ain't broke don't fix it', and 'better the devil you know' etc, - popular views on here - and the site going dormant most days after 'Bob's Bits'. I don't want to jeopardise the uniquenes...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 12:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Seen in the News

I've begun to wonder about the news that is 'fed' to me by google. I thought I was immune to Cambridge Analytica type manipulation since I don't use social media, but I'm having second thoughts. From the sites I look at, who would have known that the Indian Embassy in London was under siege yesterda...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 11:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Seen in the News

Perhaps we need a new topic, to bring attention to news items which may be of interest to members? What caught my attention doesn't quite cover it.
Let's see how it goes.

Here's a start Strange noises. Nothing to worry about. . .
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 10:10
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Winged Heroes
Replies: 462
Views: 65431

Re: Winged Heroes

Here's a 'winged hero'. Oh boy is he a hero. . . . Not attracted much press attention perhaps because it's in a Russian cornfield, not the Hudson River. To land an Airbus within minutes of takeoff, with full fuel tanks, without the wheels down, and not a single casualty is miraculous. All them corn ...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 09:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496017

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

she isn't in Bulgaria now but Clitheroe I watched a flight from Dubai to Newcastle about 18 months ago as I knew some one aboard it. I watched the same flight the other day on my phone. It still runs every day, and arrives within minutes of its scheduled time. I think that's (literally) amazing. I ...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 09:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6921
Views: 313305

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The thing that strikes me is that every one of the clips in the link was spoken by a politician who didn't fully understand all the complications and ramifications of what they were advocating. Looking back - I don't think anyone fully understood the full consequences. So much for a First Class deg...
by Tripps
16 Aug 2019, 09:34
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496017

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Can all smartphone app[lication]s be installed on PCs? I'm not expert, but there are so many 'apps' and I don't think all can go on the phone. Most of the ones I want can though. I have just looked, and found that I have 95 (!) on my phone- - which was a surprise to me. Many are from the google sta...
by Tripps
15 Aug 2019, 11:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6921
Views: 313305

Re: POLITICS CORNER

to convert an advisory referendum result into a mandate to leave, Thee was little reference to the process being advisory until the 'wrong' side won. :smile: Let's see if this link works? Read my lips PS - Don't you just love Peter Mandelson speaking with "conviction and sincerity". :smile:
by Tripps
15 Aug 2019, 11:19
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6270
Views: 301361

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

A pair of old fashioned hot smoked kippers Spooky time again - I ate a pair of their cousins on Tuesday, from the 'lucky dip' reduced cabinet at Tesco for £1.44 - bargain. Being NBC trained, I took off the heads and tails then microwaved them. Some pepper, a touch of horseradish mixed with Colman's...
by Tripps
15 Aug 2019, 10:02
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496017

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Clever family the Sheldricks. Those who have been keeping up will understand. :smile: Sounds useful - and I've swiftly downloaded it. It needs some 'due diligence' though. It wants to know my location - and since most on the web think I'm in Bolton le Sands, except the ones who think I'm in Bude Cor...
by Tripps
14 Aug 2019, 13:00
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3260
Views: 172937

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Everyone has access to a tap! Yes, but I wouldn't drink what comes out of it in France, Spain or Italy - or even London! Maybe that's why [url=ttps://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&channel=trow&tbm=isch&q=san+pellegrino&chips=q:san+pellegrino,g_1:water:seZWA-WmcRQ%3D&usg=AI4_-kSAQCBGpahUK...
by Tripps
14 Aug 2019, 10:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3260
Views: 172937

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

. I'm glad I haven't lost my sense of wonder at this modern access and it strikes me that the young today cannot have any concept of this and can't share in my wonder at this miracle. To them it must be no more than they expect. It's magic! I share your 'sense of wonder' - and thanks WendyF for spe...
by Tripps
13 Aug 2019, 21:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6921
Views: 313305

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It's August - the silly season for press stories. It will keep the ever increasing number of radio station phone in shows going for a couple of days, then subside. Quite unenforceable too, especially if you have a passenger to blame. :smile:
by Tripps
13 Aug 2019, 20:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1961
Views: 147671

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

We are heading for strange times. . . . :smile:

Beware the Banks are out to GIVE you. Negative rate mortgages
by Tripps
13 Aug 2019, 13:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9396
Views: 406108

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I think this explains things Because the rules about domestic power in the UK are some of the safest in the world (partly because we use 240V which has a higher risk of death) and having power outlets in a bathroom, particularly on an earthed system like the UK uses , is very risky, as people will p...
by Tripps
12 Aug 2019, 16:30
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1119
Views: 90840

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

I emphatically favour the real thing for Indian scammers - ( he said I was rude!) - I never used it, but I like 'fizzing'. :smile: No mention of Jeff here, but this seems timely. Have you heard of the family Stein? There's Gert and there's Ep and there's Ein. Gert's poems are bunk, Ep's statues are ...
by Tripps
12 Aug 2019, 10:48
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3999
Views: 262136

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

When I was a paper boy, a long time ago - on a round with many steep front gardens with steps - in between cursing people with low and narrow letter boxes - I invented this, just in my head - though mine had four wheels on each side - Step trolley I realised of course it was just fanciful, and would...
by Tripps
12 Aug 2019, 09:23
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496017

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Well - if that's not the one that was in the Eye, then it should be. :smile: The directors are Franz Hermann Dickmann (77), Dr Phyllis Holt-Dickmann (66), Rupert Knight Harrison (58), Kevin Stephen Smith (54), James Edward Dickmann (49), and former leader of Carmarthenshire County Council, Meryl Gra...
by Tripps
11 Aug 2019, 11:38
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496017

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Well - that's half an hour of my life I'll never get back - going through the Eye with a magnifying glass to find the article . Failed. :smile: I tried to convey - without being sued - that I am sceptical, and that the project will probably never materialise. It takes bottomless public funds to do t...
by Tripps
10 Aug 2019, 10:14
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496017

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Works OK for me. Perhaps try 'open in new window' ? I looked again at it. Seems a bit fanciful to me, or is it another step in the Chinese 21st Century plan to take over the world. I still think Fu Manchu is in on it somewhere. :smile: I like the final paragraph. She jointly owns a research and deve...
by Tripps
10 Aug 2019, 08:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10359
Views: 496017

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This looks like an enormously exciting project. Wellness Village

Not your usual entrepreneur, in fact she looks very much like the daughter of Fu Manchu who was on TalkingPics TV last night, and the whole idea looks like it came from a James Bond film.

What could possibly go wrong? :smile:
by Tripps
10 Aug 2019, 07:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6921
Views: 313305

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley wrote:
10 Aug 2019, 02:33
I note also that Stiglitz said yesterday that on the whole he is a pessimist on the world economy, another voice worth listening to.
So if Stiglitz says it then all is credible, but If Javid says it, then it's 'spin' . :smile:
by Tripps
10 Aug 2019, 07:37
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4933
Views: 354623

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I use Audials to record videos for posterity. Youtube ones have a habit of being taken off after a while. It stopped working recently. The screen I used to see was different, and the options weren't available. I have the 2016 version, and they are continually trying to get me to upgrade to the 2019 ...

Go to advanced search