Corona Virus Lock Down 'Rant' Thread.

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Post by shane » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:08 pm

The other day i saw (briefly) circular contrails, like smoke rings. Looked amazing.

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Spitfire with a misfire?


It was the same for a few days after 9/11. The lack of contrails lead to a significant increase in sunshine intensity and increased temperatures. Likely to happen for much longer this time.
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Post by Ali Tait » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:26 pm

Seen reports of similar contrails, some claim them to be from a secret military plane using pulse jet technology.

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Post by Ray P » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:41 pm

andrew Ivimey wrote:
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I went out for my quickie bike ride this morning.
I hope you remembered your hankerchiefs?

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Post by andrew Ivimey » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:46 pm

But of course!
Philosophers have only interpreted the world - the point, however, is to change it. No it isn't ... maybe we should leave it alone for a while.

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Post by Mike H » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:05 pm

Currently watching BBC world news (again).

Just had the weather forecast for the weekend.

Minus 5 degrees!!! Feck off! That's all we need isn't it? That would be absolutely perfect. A foot of snow, ice, freezing north winds. That'll finish the pensioners right off.


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Post by Cressy Snr » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:01 pm

Mike H wrote:
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Anyone know how Steve C is getting on?
I’m doing fine Mike. Still isolating at home, but feeling a lot better. A bit weak but otherwise unscathed (touch wood) It could have been a mild dose of seasonal flu, but without testing, there’s no way of knowing whether it was seasonal flu, or a mild dose of coronavirus.
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Post by Mike H » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:00 pm

Very pleased to hear it. I'm having a sort of weird almost sore throat kind of thing going on at the back of my nasal passages, but it won't develop into anything. Almost as if the air is too dry? :?
 
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Post by andrew Ivimey » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:12 pm

You are probably right Mike. Have you got a thermometer handy?
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Post by pre65 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:15 pm

Mike H wrote:
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Very pleased to hear it. I'm having a sort of weird almost sore throat kind of thing going on at the back of my nasal passages, but it won't develop into anything. Almost as if the air is too dry? :?
Get yourself a humidifier ?

Or leave bowls of water about the house ?
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Post by Mike H » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:35 pm

Not sure, might have.


BBC News channel - 9,000 homeless in London are being found refuge, one, Chris, speaking from his experience as a homeless person, has advice for those locked down at home, "You have to learn to adapt, there's no other way"
 
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Post by Mike H » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:46 pm

pre65 wrote:
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Get yourself a humidifier ?

Or leave bowls of water about the house ?
I have a dehumidifer, as it can tend to get damp here, especially in winter. Also I've been using it to dry washing. So could be that.
 
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Post by Mike H » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:47 pm

andrew Ivimey wrote:
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Have you got a thermometer handy?
Doesn't look like it.
 
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Post by pre65 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:53 pm

Mike H wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:46 pm
pre65 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:15 pm
Get yourself a humidifier ?

Or leave bowls of water about the house ?
I have a dehumidifer, as it can tend to get damp here, especially in winter. Also I've been using it to dry washing. So could be that.
Can you make one room the "drying room" , and shut the door ?

I find dry air affects my throat.
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Post by jack » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:49 am

Bookers yesterday @ 15:00. DtB would be OK - plenty of Lime Pickle...
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Post by andrew Ivimey » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:13 pm

I went shopping this morning. The car park at Sainsbury looked 1/3 or so full so not bothering with my NHS ticket I went in.

We happy few were kept 2metres apart in a small if long queue. We were let in 1 out one in, so to speak.

There seemed to be plenty of food and a pervasive positive attitude.

I didnt check on the toilet paper stocks though.

And an enormous amount of red wine was missing but still... loads of Corona beer.

I bought stuff for a couple of aged folk too so it could have looked like I was stocking up but no one objected.

And the weather is fabulous.

Now I'm sitting in the garden reading The Dogs of Riga.

I really hope this is as bad as it gets. My aged Dad emailed me from his nursing home reminding me of the Internatoonal Brigade in Spain ( his uncle was a hero, if you were no follower of Franco)
It is great to read his good spirits.

Onwards!
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