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by Whyperion
18 May 2020, 18:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4900
Views: 210118

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Tizer wrote:
18 May 2020, 09:59
To make up for the ones growing more slowly on your head?
Gravitational effects ? lots of other things droop
by Whyperion
18 May 2020, 18:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 730
Views: 8402

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

...the reason why the stickyness and clotting does not respond to normal blood thinning drugs - because the chemical way they work is not the way the blood this time is coming to thicken. There seems to be a number of factors operating and it will vary from patient to patient. Also note that a rela...
by Whyperion
17 May 2020, 09:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4900
Views: 210118

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Odd notes that some coming in with Covid have had other lung/heart problems diagnosed (long standing from earlier mis-diagnosed), took some time as too often in medical places the looking at one thing and seeing a symptom draws the wrong conclusions for a long time, expertise and imagination are bot...
by Whyperion
17 May 2020, 09:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 730
Views: 8402

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Chinese Numbers, for infections, deaths, recoveries. The perecentages to populations age adjusted seem much the same as elsewhere, some discoveries in uk and maybe elsewhere that the type speed and ferocity of ventilation of cases may not have occured in china, of if it did sharing of the procedures...
by Whyperion
17 May 2020, 09:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8069
Views: 336959

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Fishing quotas have been one of the main planks of 'take back control' when we left the EU. Research now shows that England has sold off a large chunk of their fishing quotas to foreign owners. Quotas . In effect taking back control is meaningless unless foreign owned quotas have to be compulsory s...
by Whyperion
17 May 2020, 08:48
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 592
Views: 39344

Re: Gardening

on gardens (public and open space plots). I wonder with the less human activity that wildlife is doing quite well, the number of sparrows seems to have increased more than last year though the cats do not help, and i think the benefical insects are getting a hand from the cycle of blossom flowerings.
by Whyperion
17 May 2020, 08:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 730
Views: 8402

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

, whether you get infected or not depends on the amount of virus - an `infective dose' is required. Unfortunately we don't know what that it is - we can't go deliberately infecting people with covid-19 to find out. Look on the bright side, the further you are from the infected person the more dilut...
by Whyperion
17 May 2020, 08:25
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1652
Views: 114352

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

It is thought that some birds have a kind of lodestone material in their heads the brain can access. Has it been checked for in dinosaurs and mammalian brains /skulls? This abstract from a 2001 research paper in a neurobiology journal sums up the current thinking... `Orientation, navigation, and ho...
by Whyperion
13 May 2020, 15:00
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 592
Views: 39344

Re: Gardening

I have no real space to add flowers to garden spaces, people keep walking everywhere. Get some old grubby secondhand flower pots and put prickly and spiny plants in them! Berberis julianae, Berberis ottawensis, Gorse (Ulex europaeus), Pyrocanths, Rosa rugosa etc. :smile: I dont think the council wi...
by Whyperion
13 May 2020, 08:49
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 569
Views: 21596

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBeqgpsbZxY Video probably posted elsewhere, but I looked at the model and realised I did not know how the fulcrum point was supported, I think it is both a vertical but also a build around in ironwork to support the central bearing. i cannot remember the introductio...
by Whyperion
13 May 2020, 08:39
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 592
Views: 39344

Re: Gardening

I think Sally may be on the hunt today for a tomato grow bag for our shiny new back yard tomato house. I think she will probably ring Mick Bradley at Salterforth, if he has stock we can make it a double whammy, we can give the car it's weekly run. :smile: I am told that greenhouse growers had not s...
by Whyperion
13 May 2020, 08:37
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 592
Views: 39344

Re: Gardening

David. My memories of Rose Bay Willow Herb is of it invading the bomb sites for years after the war. Wild Garlic... I remember when a local Farmer got into trouble with his Jersey Milk when his beasts got into Thornton Rock Quarry which was full of Garlic. The cattle must have liked it and his milk...
by Whyperion
13 May 2020, 08:18
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4233
Views: 181102

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Marilyn wrote:
13 May 2020, 01:33
New Zealand won’t be accepting any international visitors for quite a while Whyperion! :biggrin2:
Neither will Australia.
We are sorry for your troubles, but don’t want them thanks...
I meant as permanent, after allowing for appropriate quarentine
by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 20:54
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4458
Views: 280873

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

It will still rain in Blackpool, if everyone goes by Car (or camper van) its not going to be very much fun. The summer holiday was always going to be Septemberish anyway for me if we get time, maybe in Mid Lincs but might just be either a day trip to Macclesfield or some log cabin in North Yorkshire...
by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 20:50
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4233
Views: 181102

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I popped a post on the Coronavirus Topic about how some of us might find it a bit hard to return to ‘normal’ when we are allowed to. It was swamped by other posts and not referred to. 😩. Never mind. I did see it and mentally noted that Australia is on a different, by politics, population and time, ...
by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 20:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4233
Views: 181102

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

It happens Cathy, don't let it bother you! Something that struck me yesterday listening to a lady interviewing another lady about her lockdown experiences and she expressed surprise when the interviewee mentioned wearing her jeans for more than one day without washing them. There is evidently a lar...
by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 20:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2315
Views: 155819

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

There's a move afoot to block any government funds going to people or businesses that have their abode `offshore' to avoid or minimise paying their taxes. Sounds a good idea to me! Tricky though when they do employ persons in the UK. I would have set up a volunteer / secondment website or database ...
by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 20:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 730
Views: 8402

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

It must be the closeness of long shifts on the production line, combined with sharing communal lunch rooms/toilets etc. Meat packing plants - I think you've got the answer there Maz. The virus doesn't make a choice about where it goes, it's not really alive and it can't move, reproduce or even meta...
by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 19:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 730
Views: 8402

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Politics bit- "The guidance for the gradual return to 'normal' show that they are simply unworkable I'd say. The queue to board a large jet would be 1 km long, and just 15 persons per underground carriage is just fanciful, and as for 'one at a time' in lifts - I don't think it will work. Still - Gr...
by Whyperion
12 May 2020, 19:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2770
Views: 183160

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Internet likes related, the use of "uptick" in a couple of BBC Covid related posts, one for an increase in hospital admissions in the north east and east of england, the other an increase in on-line enquires into entering the NHS Nurse training and employment programms.
by Whyperion
11 May 2020, 07:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 730
Views: 8402

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I think you will find that useful. presumably helps eurostar too. For holiday makers maybe less so as many places to visit will be closed, and beaches you will be competing with the french anyway. it is probably aimed at business people working for few days at joint offices and so on, though much wo...
by Whyperion
10 May 2020, 21:38
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4458
Views: 280873

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I didnt think VJ day got that much of celebration, but I suppose any reason for a party is useful. Reading today that part of Japan not fighting on was Stalin and Russia doing bit of invading, when Japan had expected some support from Russia. As in WW1 though forces were retained overseas, in Far Ea...
by Whyperion
10 May 2020, 21:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1420
Views: 98432

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Thinking too of the lack of safe roadspace on say Barlick to Skipton. That old railway route as a cycleway would not be so stupid if the trains are not coming for a few more years Indeed but if there was any will it could have been converted into a proper cycleway 50 years ago when the line was clo...
by Whyperion
10 May 2020, 21:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1248
Views: 108895

Re: OBITUARIES

Stanley wrote:
10 May 2020, 03:47
Not an enthusiasm of mine but I recognise a great talent.
87? he should have had longer. :biggrin2: (But I would say that wouldn't I...)
After an early life of wine , women , song and fast living, followed by a (USA style) turn to religion....,oh, hang on....
by Whyperion
10 May 2020, 21:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 730
Views: 8402

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

This is more science than politics but I believe you can't easily separate the two when politicians are deciding on the action after allegedly taking advice from scientists. I've been pessimistic about the rapid appearance of a vaccine, based on the fact that this virus is related to the common col...

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