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by plaques
30 Dec 2020, 08:44
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5589
Views: 401343

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I'm convinced that much of the 'padding' that gets built into reports is there simply to bulk it up so that people give up reading it. Pendle Council are past masters at this. The recent Colne's Neighbourhood Plan Consultation has pages devoted to the history of Colne and other side issues that don'...
by plaques
29 Dec 2020, 13:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13127
Views: 517495

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Wendyf wrote: ↑29 Dec 2020, 12:30 Big Kev wrote: ↑29 Dec 2020, 12:03 Wendyf wrote: ↑29 Dec 2020, 11:56 Colin successfully delivered to Airedale for the day. The roads are slushy but fine even through Lothersdale. Glad you got him there OK, must be a bit warmer t'other side of Noyna. Well gritted Ke...
by plaques
29 Dec 2020, 12:46
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2171
Views: 60371

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Given the drive a wipe over again. The only thawing is the tarmac that has been exposed. Any snow that has been underfoot and crushed has turned to ice.

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by plaques
29 Dec 2020, 11:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1848
Views: 127567

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Ian, some years ago it was proposed to put a conventional mast near my friends house about 70 yards away. Along with the proposal was a graph showing the radiation intensity. Surprisingly the intensity increased to a maximum at about 50 yards then dissipated again as one would expect. At that time s...
by plaques
29 Dec 2020, 11:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13127
Views: 517495

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Check your drain filter. The water may not be emptying fast enough.
by plaques
29 Dec 2020, 09:27
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4854
Views: 217827

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

The government is acting on what they think will please the electorate and not what the evidence dictates is the best course. It must be a very narrow band of electorate. The government is still giving preference to the economy which you can't blame them for that but is still leaning towards protec...
by plaques
29 Dec 2020, 08:44
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2171
Views: 60371

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

600 ft is about the normal snow level. Another 1 inch dropped last night and some light stuff coming down as I write. Roads have been gritted and has turned them into a horrible brown slush. Ideal for turning your car into rust. Answer is. Stop in. :sad:
by plaques
28 Dec 2020, 21:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13127
Views: 517495

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

See...as a woman...I would just clear two tracks...for the wheels :laugh5: Exactly. and being a smart a.se I started at the top for both tracks pushing the snow downhill. Stopped to admire the view 15 times then got pelted by some kids who used the piles of snow as an ammunition supply. :laugh5:
by plaques
28 Dec 2020, 19:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13127
Views: 517495

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Nice bit of sunshine and made the mistake of clearing the snow from the drive. 40 yards long and a bit on the steep side. Nearly put my lights out. I was intending to go out tomorrow but if it snows again tonight the bloody stuff can stop there and I shall stop in until it thaws. That'll teach it. :...
by plaques
28 Dec 2020, 19:32
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1631
Views: 101982

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Finished 'Behind the Enigma'. Felt at times it was really heavy going made worse by having to return it to the library on a limited time scale. Made a number of mistakes in attacking this book by underestimating its complexity and diversity although not impossible to handle if you approached it righ...
by plaques
28 Dec 2020, 18:36
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2140
Views: 122463

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by plaques
28 Dec 2020, 13:02
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1848
Views: 127567

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

anti-5G, for instance Nothing I have read points the finger at 5G phones, the concern if any is about the focused micro-waves from the transmission masts This focusing is not needed with the standard mobile transmission. There has always been some degree of worry about the affect on people who live...
by plaques
28 Dec 2020, 12:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13840
Views: 561640

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

And what was Roger the testers full name. :biggrin2:
by plaques
28 Dec 2020, 12:42
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Spam email
Replies: 246
Views: 28792

Re: Spam email

Just received an e-mail supposedly from TalkTalk asking to up date your details. Uses the identical TalkTalk page layout with a link taking you to another TalkTalk entry format page all legitimate on the face of it until you examine the original message URL. and then see its from .... @nike.com. You...
by plaques
28 Dec 2020, 10:52
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 4011
Views: 211211

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

My pal became one of the last Wold champions at knurr and spell. The club, if you can call it that, is made entirely from wood. I did a bit of wood compression for him to improve the density. The little pot ball is generally hit on the run rather than a standing position. Also, not mentioned outside...
by plaques
28 Dec 2020, 09:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13127
Views: 517495

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

We're at 700 ft level, a lot less than Wendy. 2 to 3 inches of snow and crunchy icy underneath. No sign of thawing yet. Not on a main road just the Barrowford rat run so gritting may be a little behind the rest of them. Take care when you do go out.
by plaques
28 Dec 2020, 08:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8937
Views: 386541

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The levelling up process has already started. Tesco boss says that increases to food prices will be 'modest'. Sun Rises will be far less than the 3 to 5% of the No Deal forecast but there will be some addition administrational charges but as we all know from the decimalisation fiasco these will used...
by plaques
28 Dec 2020, 08:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45899

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The Last Muster, The old Pensioner with the walking stick has already 'passed over'. Vaccinations would be too late for him. I think they have priorities wrong, health staff and carers should be should be the priority not the old. That's just an effort to hold back the number of deaths because it lo...
by plaques
27 Dec 2020, 13:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 13127
Views: 517495

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Got a good hour and half in the garden while it was fine but draw the line about using electrical power tools when its raining. Too many of these volts and amps knocking about for my liking. May play in the garage for a hour instead.
by plaques
27 Dec 2020, 13:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8937
Views: 386541

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Now we have thrown off the shackles of the EU or has Boris Johnson says in the summary.. We will regain the ability to wield powers that have for too long been the sole preserve of Brussels. We will now take up these tools to deliver the changes that people yearn for and, in so doing, we will restor...
by plaques
27 Dec 2020, 08:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2346
Views: 45899

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Is it our turn now?

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by plaques
26 Dec 2020, 10:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12578
Views: 612095

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Mrs Tiz popped out for a newspaper and reports that there's no other person or car out on the streets this morning!

Things are quiet.. Too quiet. The dog didn't bark. :biggrin2:
by plaques
26 Dec 2020, 10:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8937
Views: 386541

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The government summary of the trade deal can be seen HERE At a quick glance a number of things leave me confused. ...example... 17.The UK and EU have agreed a rules of origin Chapter which contains modern and appropriate rules of origin ensuring that only ‘originating’ goods are able to benefit from...
by plaques
26 Dec 2020, 08:53
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13840
Views: 561640

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Amazing, I was living in Burnley in that period and never remembered it. Probably because we had just got married and had move house up Manchester Rd. Burnley. Must have had other things on my mind. :extrawink: Your on the right street, now find a death for 1973. Clue, it's connected with one of my ...
by plaques
25 Dec 2020, 18:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13840
Views: 561640

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I'm beginning to know how Gloria feels when you keep prompting for more detail. This is the best I can do.I hope I'm on the right engine. .ELM STREET MILL. BURNLEY 100hp cross compound Uniflow engine by Galloway, Manchester, 1926. 20"HP, 36"LP X 3ft stroke. 150psi, 115rpm. 13ft flywheel, 16 ropes. T...

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