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by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 9:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 649
Views: 36639

Re: TV licensing...

The harm is done because you then have ten people with a copy of the product when they have only paid once. For people who make their living producing maps, or films, or books, or software that is a serious issue. Only if you're stuck in the past trying to be paid for each copy rather than being pa...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which travel adaptor for India
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Which travel adaptor for India

Thanks Both, that's helpful so from what you are saying, unless something is inserted in the top hole then it won't work? I'll take a byro cap just incase It depends - shutters are optional but I think widespread. Type D and M plugs used in India are other descendents of BS 546 which gave rise to o...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 3:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Police Scotland victim blaming Campaign
Replies: 30
Views: 651

Re: Police Scotland victim blaming Campaign

That wasn't the message at a police presentation given to kids in my wife's school. It was more along the lines of "this is what will happen if you treat cars as toys". If you believe the police should just hide behind bushes and catch people at it, that is certainly one of their roles. B...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 1:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence

Tangled Metal wrote:Ignoring courts reducing payouts for missing helmets is ignoring what is probably happening.

Go on, cite the cases which make that a general precedent rather than a few very specific unusual cases.
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 1:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence

Or they're just stating what would be the decision of the courts. I read that as solicitors stating what is the current thinking of the court system with contributions towards negligence. They see not wearing a helmet as contributory not the solicitors. It would probably be misrepresenting the situ...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Police Scotland victim blaming Campaign
Replies: 30
Views: 651

Re: Police Scotland victim blaming Campaign

Bryn was saying that the police should not be educating, and I disagree with that. I see great value in youngsters being shown the grim reality of fun in cars gone wrong. The funerals, the grieving families who will never see their loved ones again. Hard hitting stuff. Why do the police have to sho...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 12:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 457
Views: 29646

Re: Statins - side effects

I'm not sure about them. They are different to the statins side-effects, but seem to remind me of them. Maybe I'm being paranoid? It's not paranoia when they're out to get you ;) Given that Repatha lasts a lot longer in the body than statins and it's taken us years to get statin side-effects taken ...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: Slater and Gordon on contributory negligence

I'm not on facebook so that passes me by. The posted message says "The first thing we have to prove is primary liability and then the defendant will have to assess contributory negligence, which would be if the cyclist was cycling in an unsafe manner or not wearing a helmet, explains our Steve...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 12:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Drink up, no more CO2
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: Drink up, no more CO2

I was under the illusion that when you made beer it produced its own gas. so it seems clearly I was mistaken, it has to be added. it is just another fizzy drink? I suspect there's a difference between the beer poured from the casks on the bar (on the wall behind the counter - that's the real bar, n...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 12:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Police Scotland victim blaming Campaign
Replies: 30
Views: 651

Re: Police Scotland victim blaming Campaign

So people going into schools and telling young people about the misery that irresponsible driving causes is a waste of time? You are wrong on that one. But they don't do that much, do they? They more often go in and scare children away from playing in the streets or crossing roads and tell them to ...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 12:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'
Replies: 41
Views: 1133

Re: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'

crazydave789 wrote:I can break up any mobile phone and make at least 3 weapons out of it. not to mention stuff around your seat.

You are Jason Bourne and had better go hide again now.
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 8:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedros Tulio: Pointless gadget or useful tool?
Replies: 17
Views: 477

Re: Pedros Tulio: Pointless gadget or useful tool?

Hi, I am wondering how I get my tool kit down from 850 grams. My usual is under 500, I think, including adjustable spanner and big socket to tighten cranks. Key step IMO is replacing a heavy flick knife multitool with a very light one (maybe - they have drawbacks) or something like a Topeak Super T...
by mjr
20 Jun 2018, 8:24am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 16
Views: 425

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

Burn off the cycle lane and use the remainder of the cash to implement a 20mph across the whole of Ely. As usual, I agree with Mr Owens about narrow junction-only cycle lanes. They are usually deployed as part of a scheme to slow traffic over an area rather than at a single junction. Not been to Ca...
by mjr
19 Jun 2018, 11:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know the best way to cross the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR)
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: Does anyone know the best way to cross the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR)

Brucey wrote:suggestion; a recce via google streetview might save on a bit of legwork?

It at least might show where there are bridges or not?

I guess the NDR is too new. OpenStreetMap probably shows where there are bridges but not how good they are.
by mjr
19 Jun 2018, 11:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Track pump under £25
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: Best Track pump under £25

Sweep wrote:Can I ask what happened to your first one/why you no longer use it?

It wasn't mine and its owner took it back! So no idea on maintenance, sorry.