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by chinatyke
07 May 2020, 06:19
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1652
Views: 114352

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

... I remember being puzzled when I first went to Australia because I had a vague sense of unease. It took me a while to recognise that this was because the sun was moving 'the wrong way'. I wondered at the time if this was because it was arguing with my conception of magnetic North. How does it mo...
by chinatyke
07 May 2020, 03:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 730
Views: 8409

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Stanley wrote:
07 May 2020, 02:09
China, the NHS is doing a good job, it's the government that is doing a bad job interfering and under-funding it. The latest figure for deaths in hospital is one third of hospitalised patients.
You're making excuses to hide the facts! Whatever the reason the NHS is not doing a good job.
by chinatyke
07 May 2020, 01:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 330
Views: 16342

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

3. Forgive and forget?

4. U is missing from the alphabet. Missing you!

7. He's above himself.

21. You're out of touch. Or as they say in Liverpool: U's out of touch!
by chinatyke
07 May 2020, 01:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 730
Views: 8409

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

One thing that strikes me is what a good job the government are making of NHS propaganda. Most people think the NHS is doing a marvellous job and will stand and applaud them. Look at the truth! Half the Covid patients in intensive care die, and 1 in 7 of hospital patients, or 14% of hospitalised cas...
by chinatyke
06 May 2020, 16:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11210
Views: 437703

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Have a safe journey. Best wishes.
by chinatyke
06 May 2020, 04:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12236
Views: 472707

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Ironbridge?

Forget that. I've had a furtle on a search engine!
by chinatyke
04 May 2020, 08:14
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12236
Views: 472707

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A water powered turbine for lifting a bridge?
by chinatyke
03 May 2020, 23:03
Forum: Construction Hobbies
Topic: Garden Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 11350

Re: Garden Railway

Great. Lovely. Mildly eccentric English people in France! When we went to New Mexico my brother-in-law has a model railway running around his garden complete with hand-made model buildings and scenery, I think it is HO scale.
by chinatyke
03 May 2020, 14:12
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12236
Views: 472707

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it a steam driven pump for a mine?
by chinatyke
02 May 2020, 09:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12236
Views: 472707

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Attrition of stone/minerals to make pigments?
by chinatyke
02 May 2020, 05:13
Forum: Stanley's View
Topic: A SURPRISE PHONE CALL
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: A SURPRISE PHONE CALL

Did you or Eddie ever find the kind old lady?
by chinatyke
01 May 2020, 12:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 730
Views: 8409

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Question is, to pass the time should I smoke the pipe tobacco I have in stock? It's what my friends are recommending and is a hell of a temptation! (I haven't cracked yet but why burden myself with efforts of will power like this...?) NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :forgetit: Whether you smoke it or just throw...
by chinatyke
30 Apr 2020, 03:57
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1557
Views: 100193

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

TRUST IN RELIGION A young missionary sat down in the African bush to read his bible. A lion came up to him and laid down beside him. Convinced that this was God’s will, the missionary gently stroked the lion and began reading his bible again. A while later, a second lion wanders up and lies down on ...
by chinatyke
28 Apr 2020, 09:20
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Get on Your Bike!
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: Get on Your Bike!

Looks a good solution to your problem, Ian. I hope it is successful. I've been thinking of giving my bike a good servicing and bringing it out of retirement now the summer weather has arrived. It is stored on our balcony and I haven't used it since last summer, the strong sun u/v degrades rubber tyr...
by chinatyke
27 Apr 2020, 05:41
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12236
Views: 472707

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I remember it from last time! :smile:
by chinatyke
24 Apr 2020, 05:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12236
Views: 472707

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Nobody has got there but I shall not hang it out any longer. One of the hardest jobs on the hands is 'shucking' corncobs. This was done by hand to remove the outer abrasive leaves before storing in ventilates silos for the winter. These gloves were made for that and the idea of the extra thumb was ...
by chinatyke
23 Apr 2020, 23:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2469
Views: 164075

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

There is going to be a glut of second hand aircraft available cheap if multiple airlines collapse. How will Boeing sell their 737 MAX and recover from this crisis? There is a great article here: click here An extract from the above article: 'There are 11,009 Boeing passengers jets in service around ...
by chinatyke
23 Apr 2020, 11:07
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 569
Views: 21596

Re: Shed Matters 3

Hard lines. I'm sure that it will be a better and stronger part when you make it from solid. More work for you but more fun also!
by chinatyke
23 Apr 2020, 10:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12236
Views: 472707

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I was just following the competitions clue, don't have much of an idea really, but I think we've seen them before. We have seen them before and the annoying thing is i can't remember what they are for. I've an idea it was something to do with the thumbs wearing out and so these would have twice the...
by chinatyke
21 Apr 2020, 23:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 730
Views: 8409

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

A report from my eldest daughter in Cumbria: "All's well here... so far so good, we’ve all kept safe. The hospitals in Cumbria are very quiet now and there Is talk of de-escalating some of the Covid. Wards as there are more staff than patients. This is even though we had one of the highest rates. Th...
by chinatyke
21 Apr 2020, 13:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11210
Views: 437703

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 10:36
The railway pieces have arrived, but no knickers :laugh5:
Any fur coats? :laugh5: :laugh5:
by chinatyke
21 Apr 2020, 08:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 730
Views: 8409

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

What? Your government lying to you? Or just feeding you falsehoods or withholding data? Never! Not in Britain! :extrawink:
by chinatyke
21 Apr 2020, 08:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2469
Views: 164075

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Wonder if they'll sell me a shipload with payment up front? :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
20 Apr 2020, 07:28
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11580
Views: 528483

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

It's the spies in the sky watching you! Don't go out without your mask on or Big Brother will have you.
by chinatyke
19 Apr 2020, 11:01
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 569
Views: 21596

Re: Shed Matters 3

https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19492/medium Today I address the beam. It's the wrong shape to be easily cleaned up in the mill so the first thing was a bit of handwork to clean the casting up, break all the edges and polish the pads where it has to be drilled. https://www...

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