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by thirdcrank
22 Apr 2019, 11:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 997

Re: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!

Our car, and the last one, had bluetooth for phone calls. The phone could even be in the boot and you could still make/receive calls via the car's speaker and microphone. All controlled by a button or two on the steering wheel. How would this new police device cope with cars like ours? Clearly, it ...
by thirdcrank
22 Apr 2019, 9:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 997

Re: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!

TBH.... Im not sure plod are that bothered, Recently i was walking to school to pick up daughter when a van th the company name , address and phone number came past window down and the driver clearly on the phone.He was driving past the school at coming out time and as a local knows when the hot sp...
by thirdcrank
21 Apr 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 559
Views: 35060

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Good luck to Ian To, and indeed anybody else who plans a record attempt this year. My only plea is please, pretty please keep us armchair supporters updated with progress. We are on your side. Apologies if this is just me being dull-witted, but what the significance of "Project 44"? IIRC, ...
by thirdcrank
21 Apr 2019, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

What next, I wonder?

Will they eventually all slope off home, especially when it gets rainy? Or will it spread to other towns and cities?
by thirdcrank
20 Apr 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I'm still working on the idea of gracefully removing peaceful demonstrators. I think this type of gurney(?) used to be in use for ambulance purposes and the pic looks like the Met. Perhaps they still have one in a museum somewhere. 3b5f4e1a7ea998e62faea5c885523fc7.jpg It ought to be possible to prod...
by thirdcrank
20 Apr 2019, 9:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Some of this is the prime minister's time at the Home Office coming back to bite her. All those cuts in personnel have been deepest in uniform patrol - the people who are expected to deal with demo's are fewer. PCSOs and special constables don't count here. The current Home Secretary can fulminate a...
by thirdcrank
19 Apr 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

... It's something I've been told by someone familiar with protests - a person who usually knows their rights, so I assumed it was true. I don't have any other source though. Taking this at its simplest, for somebody to be lawfully arrested, there has to be a reason which precedes the arrest, perha...
by thirdcrank
19 Apr 2019, 9:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

bovlomov wrote: ... I thought 'going limp' was an offence in itself - effectively resisting arrest. ...


That's something I've not heard of before, although that means nothing. Is there some basis for your comment? (Genuine interest on my part here.)
by thirdcrank
19 Apr 2019, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

It's being suggested that the next step will be disruption of air travel. If that gets as far as anything endangering an aircraft, we could see some people being locked up for a long time.
by thirdcrank
18 Apr 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

... Humans have evolved and adapted to live in a temperature range of around minus 50 to plus 50, and we have records suggesting variability in climate in our recent past significantly over and above that currently recorded or for seen by the overwhelming majority of climate scientists. Perhaps we ...
by thirdcrank
18 Apr 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kilogram per gear inch or tooth
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Kilogram per gear inch or tooth

A former top climber, now pundit famously commented years ago on the lines that it's a waste of time saving weight on a bike unless you deal with your bodyweight. Or perhaps the point was that it's easier to get rid of a few personal kgs than a few grms on a bike. It must also be the case that a giv...
by thirdcrank
18 Apr 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I'm struggling to see how these demo's are raising public awareness of the problem. I'm not saying there is no problem, nor that it shouldn't be tackled. Public awareness is important: decent information is fundamental here.
by thirdcrank
18 Apr 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 421
Views: 12571

Re: Duke In Rollover

We've seen the effects of media interest all round here. HRH is a high profile person in more than one sense and his conduct will always attract public interest. Emma Fairweather obliged the media with some quotable quotes after the crash and so became of interest to the media, or parts of it. It ma...
by thirdcrank
18 Apr 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

So one question might be how does the current series of demo's tackle the problem of which we are all part? It's drawing attention to it - sort of - but then what? Also, I must have missed something because it's a stretch of the definition to include air travel as public transport. :? I don't know....
by thirdcrank
18 Apr 2019, 10:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Every flight to Bali is populated by individuals. If you are on such a flight to take part in a humanitarian project, not a holiday, fair enough. But if you are on it for a holiday, you are part of the problem. I But aren't we ALL part of the problem? We could all be individually audited for enviro...