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by Tripps
05 Apr 2020, 11:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3094

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

but the WHO have endorsed their use. As I have mentioned before - and won't do again - some people have let their visceraL hatred of the Prime minister, and President Trump get in the way of their thinking. Just a detail, but that is not what Trump actually said. He spoke of having to greet world l...
by Tripps
05 Apr 2020, 09:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3094

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Masks. My understanding is that they may protect others from you, by catching your exhalation, but are of no value to protect you from the tiny virus particles that may be heading in your direction. A used mask from an infected person may be a dangerous source of infection to others if not handled a...
by Tripps
04 Apr 2020, 13:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7985
Views: 334541

Re: POLITICS CORNER

PanBiker wrote:
04 Apr 2020, 10:49
Not my choice but I do get 50%
That's good. Now how does 52% stand? :laugh5:
by Tripps
04 Apr 2020, 13:44
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 978
Views: 88659

Re: PET'S CORNER

They're a bit old for the 2000 guineas, but it's cancelled anyway. :smile: Well done.
by Tripps
04 Apr 2020, 13:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11448
Views: 524465

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

PanBiker wrote:
04 Apr 2020, 12:54
Some sad individuals about unfortunately.
But well meaning I'd guess. Facebook seems to be a magnet for such people. :smile:

Not a new phenomenon though This Craig Shergoldstarted in 1979, well before the internet. Good to read he made a full recovery.
by Tripps
03 Apr 2020, 11:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11989
Views: 467820

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Thanks for the link. Brings back some memories. Mrs Tripps was a nurse at Blyth, and they had a staff outing to Seaton Delaval Hall for one of their medieval banquets. She wasn't much of a drinker anyway, and didn't know that mead was alcoholic. She was quite giggly when they brought her home. :laug...
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 22:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3094

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Indeed - that's what I'm doing a lot of. . . :smile: now - Stop press. On local TV news - Samba 2 This device which was made for other viruse, has been quickly modified to deal with Covid 19, and is said to give a result in 70 - 90 minutes. The accuracy from a throat swab, is said to be 100% for neg...
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 21:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10881
Views: 432538

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

That's about £20 and our 2.25 l ones are about £14. Remind me why we're leaving the EU again :laugh5:
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 21:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3094

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

BBC reporter Fergus Walsh who says he has had no symptoms of the virus took an antibody test live. A film clip actually. He tested positive for Covid 19. If the test is accurate, he has had the virus and has antibodies to it in his blood. I heard an expert today say that these antibodies may not app...
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 14:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10881
Views: 432538

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I've never seen a 10 litre wine box. Ours used to be 3 litres (4x 75cl bottles), then changed to 2.25 l (3 bottles). Not really such good value now, but handy for the occasional glass when you don't want to open a full bottle. Can you give us an idea how much a 10 l box would be?
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 12:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1233
Views: 107396

Re: OBITUARIES

Eddie Large -the big half of the comedy duo Little and Large has died.
Cause quoted as Covid 19, and having had a heart transplant he must have been in a very high risk group. For me he will always be from Sid and Eddie at the Domino Cub in Grey Mare Lane Manchester in the 1960's. RIP.
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 11:07
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4391
Views: 278159

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Whyperion wrote:
01 Apr 2020, 20:32
Amazing how long some 'temporary' wartime buildings have survived.
I looked back at my picture of Mr Gilhooly's (wonderful name) repair shop, and pleasingly saw it had 143 views. That's a lot I'd suggest for such a site as this, and a realistic rough count of the traffic? :smile:
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 10:58
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1346
Views: 85659

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I came across a book that appealed to me last night - about the Lord Lucan affair, and by someone I admire Laura Thompson. Her 'The Dogs' is the most insightful book about dog racing I've read. All avilable for about £3 each. I immediately ordered it on Abe. When the confirmation email came it said ...
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 10:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3094

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Where are the 16,000 coming from? I asked that question on here a while back. 'They' said that nurses would be moved down from the North then, which I thought was a bit optimistic. It was said to be up and running by yesterday, but it isn't. The thought of 4000 sick people in such a place is unimag...
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 10:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 485
Views: 7332

Re: Seen in the News

I've looked at the China Daily. I would look again - accompanied by my natural scepticsm for everything I read. I would rate it a long way above the Daily Express. :smile: I remember the Chinese grave day from my time in Singapore. They called it ching ming then. Worth reading about. Admirable respe...
by Tripps
01 Apr 2020, 21:04
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2756
Views: 181596

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Those of us who remember with some fondness the Phil Silvers show - as Master Sergeant Ernie Bilko will be familiar with the word furlough - meaning leave. :smile:
by Tripps
01 Apr 2020, 19:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7985
Views: 334541

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I found it hard to believe - but the Scottish Parliament was sitting today. The word 'live' was in the top corner of the screen anyway. It's a modern building - they sit in a semi circle, and were a decent distance apart. All very modern - they have an electrical 'Corporal Jones' button which asks t...
by Tripps
01 Apr 2020, 15:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3094

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I think perhaps he was chosen for his medical knowledge rather than how he looks on TV. Personally, I would prefer him to Paddy McGuinness. :smile: Professor Chris Whitty. That said it's easy to compare him to Ian McDonald the Civil Servant, who gave the depressing bulletins during the Falklands con...
by Tripps
30 Mar 2020, 10:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3094

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Just seen this thing on TV news.
I think the idea is that if it is used it may prevent the need for a ventilator with associated sedation.
by Tripps
29 Mar 2020, 15:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3094

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

thought it looked like typical Facebook stuff to be ignored. Just spoke to my lad who says he has seen it on Whatsapp too. Says he got it from the bloke across the road who got it from his mate Trig, who knows a chap called Derek whose grandad was in the Royal Navy, and he says it's right. I'm stil...
by Tripps
29 Mar 2020, 15:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11989
Views: 467820

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Tizer wrote:
29 Mar 2020, 14:54
Now, can you identify the rifle further?
Was it called Kevin? :smile:
by Tripps
29 Mar 2020, 15:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3094

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

That's a worrying link to follow ! I just skimmed it (as usual). I - and I guess a lot of others were assuming that the tests were reliable and accurate. Doesn't seem to be the case. Complicated isn't it? Are the 'antibody' tests any better? I understand they are the test which shows if you have had...
by Tripps
29 Mar 2020, 14:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1303
Views: 95683

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From a BBC news report

"We've sold out of table tennis tables - they're the new loo roll."


PS - If you had seen that six months ago. you'd have the chap sectioned. :smile:
by Tripps
29 Mar 2020, 12:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 323
Views: 3094

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

the accuracy will be no more than 50-70% Search Google news for 'faulty testing kits' You'll get lots of results from all over the world - here's a typical example faulty test kits Reported in the Mail, but doesn't seem to have gained much traction elsewhere in this country. Decide for yourself the...
by Tripps
29 Mar 2020, 00:30
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1346
Views: 85659

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

This is a curious book, and I haven't bought it yet. It's called 'The Tango Effect', and it's by Kate Swindlehurst. The Tango Effect I first came across it when I was invited to a fundraising garden party in Summer 2018, by the poet next door, who organised everything, in order to raise funds to go ...

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