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by iainpeden
Sun 27 Sep 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

One positive about covid: my wife now follows the male pattern of shopping - know what you want, see the first item which fits the bill, buy and leave shop. Previously, she'd be looking at at least 10 items before returning to the first!
by iainpeden
Wed 23 Sep 2020, 5:25 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

My mistake, I meant that take aways would close doors but could continue to deliver after 10. Interesting point about supermarkets.
by iainpeden
Wed 23 Sep 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I think all take away shops can continue to operate. That’s why I think alcohol off sales should cease so the socialising doesn’t just move from controlled pub to uncontrolled home - the cause of one of the current university outbreaks.
by iainpeden
Wed 23 Sep 2020, 4:19 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

do McDonalds and other non licenced premises still have to close at 22.00? I think the facility will have to close it's doors at 10 but will still be able to deliver. So, if your local Macs uses the local delivery service you'll be able to stock up on your rancid chips and artery clogging milkshake...
by iainpeden
Wed 23 Sep 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The link below takes you to a graph buried on the BBC website and shows a different scenario based on how things are panning out in France and Spain, in addition to the one Whitty tried to scare the nation with yesterday. I don’t know if it’s been given much publicity; please tell me if it has and ...
by iainpeden
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

These new rules Boris comes up with - does it not have to be voted on in the commons - do the other parties not have a say? Much of the "new" rulings are covered under existing health legislation but there is significant disquiet on the Tory back benches about not only the measures being introduced...
by iainpeden
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 5:59 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

BBC1 at 8 p.m. - Boris' briefing
BBC1 at 8.30 p.m. - "Would I lie to you"

Scheduler could be looking for a new job.
by iainpeden
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 7:24 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

How can he possibly know these figures when compared to the first wave of the corona virus I would say over 50% of people have been either social distancing / high level hygiene protocol / wearing masks etc also how many people have created an immunity to the virus, if anything I would have expecte...
by iainpeden
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

At the same time as pubs are told to have earlier closing times I hope that all off sales of alcohol are ceased to ensure household parties don’t replace the pub crawls which are one of the problems in the spread. This at the time of the announcement so as not to give time to stock up.
by iainpeden
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 11:36 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Despite being from across the pond this is interesting, just don't tell your hamster.

https://elemental.medium.com/the-most-l ... 430384e5a5
by iainpeden
Thu 17 Sep 2020, 5:59 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Strange there are no lock downs in London. Why strange if the evidence is not suggesting a need? I don't know what the infection rate per 100,000 for different boroughs of London are but Liverpool, Newcastle and its surroundings (93 per 100,000), areas of Manchester and Birmingham all show high and...
by iainpeden
Thu 17 Sep 2020, 4:05 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

[quote=j There are two types of test - the one that tells you if you have it, and the one that tells you if you had it. Each looks for different markers whether that is the virus or the presence of antibodies - however, there are questions around the accuracy of some of the antibody tests. This is ...
by iainpeden
Thu 17 Sep 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1437
Views: 67922

Re: The UKAR politics thread

If you have shares in Hutchison Ports sell them - soon!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54185180
by iainpeden
Sun 13 Sep 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are UKARians watching on TV?
Replies: 1127
Views: 217398

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Channel 5 has refilmed "All Creatures Great and Small" for the 50th anniversary of the books. Beautifully filmed, well acted (Sam West having a very hard job following Robert Hardy in the original) and gentle Sunday night viewing with the kids/grandkids on the knee.
by iainpeden
Sun 13 Sep 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The passing on of infection seems to occur much more in households than in outdoor events hence the particular strategy (maybe far too strong a word for a Boris plan but heyho) of the "Rule of 6." It's actually consistent with the message that has been given regularly and from early on- that the gre...
by iainpeden
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF "aggressor" Typhoon
Replies: 23
Views: 2815

Re: RAF "aggressor" Typhoon

Apologies if I'm asking a dumb question, but why would an aggressor scheme need to be high viz?? Surely something sneakier is more realistic? Ant, the original idea of the aggressors goes back to Vietnam War when the USAF and USN realised that their kill ratio had declined significantly since the K...
by iainpeden
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 231
Views: 32439

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

Bah, gutted but kinda expected. Anyway, I am now left with the choice of if I should travel or not. My hotels are non refundable so I will take a loss for the weekend as well as train tickets. Don't really want to be stuck at Stansted for 3 days with nothing to do. :/ If, like it looks Covid is ris...
by iainpeden
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF "aggressor" Typhoon
Replies: 23
Views: 2815

Re: RAF "aggressor" Typhoon

Its not the most exciting scheme in the world, but at least its something different. Agreed - when was the last time you saw a black all over fighter of any type? Real aeroplanes. https://www.flying-tigers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/bun1-US-Navy-VX-4-F-4J-Phantom-II-Black-Bunny-Vandy-1-.jpg h...
by iainpeden
Mon 31 Aug 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I was watching the new Butlins' ads. on tv the other day;they say they are open again. How is that going to work? I assume they will have their pools open! How on earth are they going to safeguard against passing this virus on through the water in the pools, in saliva or other bodily secretions? Su...
by iainpeden
Fri 28 Aug 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your holiday plans
Replies: 48
Views: 3275

Re: Your holiday plans

Did everyone's plans go OK? I managed to slip away to Portugal even though it meant 14 days quarantine working from home it was well worth it. The trip to Suffolk/Essex was fine; we stopped at the Stoke-by-Nayland golf club which was clean and had all the covid stuff in place. We're off to Torquay ...
by iainpeden
Fri 28 Aug 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 263
Views: 37988

Re: Deceased in 2020

by iainpeden
Fri 28 Aug 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Back to the office? According to my doctor there are many people suffering from bad backs due to working in bed, on the sofa or at the kitchen table with poor seating. (Most) Humans are social creatures and need interaction for mental health reasons. Service economy in towns need the footfall. Zoom ...
by iainpeden
Wed 26 Aug 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

More or Less was worth a listen again this morning.

As to the personal effects of Covid on me (as per the thread title) - I haven't bothered listening to The Archers for months.
by iainpeden
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

There are concerns over an outbreak in France. It's at a nudest colony and they're being advised to wear masks. (care of Auntie BEEB) Is a nudest colony,similar to a nudist colony,or do they take their skin off also? :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: It's a mix between a rudest colony and a nudist c...
by iainpeden
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115418

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

There are concerns over an outbreak in France. It's at a nudest colony and they're being advised to wear masks. (care of Auntie BEEB)