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by AlaninWales
17 Jul 2019, 12:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Letters: Help! The New Forest is becoming a suburban park
Replies: 63
Views: 1826

Re: Letters: Help! The New Forest is becoming a suburban park

Rope will take around a year to decompose https://www.down2earthmaterials.ie/2013/02/14/decompose/ and some will take longer. During that time wrapped around a tree branch, it will restrict the tree's growth and damage the branch. The unsightly decomposing rope will be weaker than most expect and ma...
by AlaninWales
28 Jun 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 199
Views: 6039

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Just had a similar incident on local estate roads. Riding back from morning swim & lady on phone walking towards me. She then steps into the road still on her phone. About 15m away I rang my Dutch 'ding dong' loudly and braked. She leapt about a foot in the air & apologised! Why do people h...
by AlaninWales
28 Jun 2019, 11:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 2178

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

Recycled or reused? 'Festival tents' and 'pop up tents' are clearly not going to be good enough for living in and almost certainly unsaleable. They might get recycled, as in sold for scrap fabric (nylon) value, which is probably close to zero. A tent like your Silverstone example or the abandoned c...
by AlaninWales
17 Jun 2019, 11:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Trousers and commuting
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Trousers and commuting

Roll them up instead of folding them. The rolled shape is stronger against creasing and you'll not get the fold creases either.
by AlaninWales
3 May 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just "bumps and bruises" - so that's OK then
Replies: 11
Views: 1360

Re: Just "bumps and bruises" - so that's OK then

Nothing like anticipating hazards. True, and the post above yours is clearly about not anticipating hazards! Personally, when I am driving and see a cyclist on the footway, or a place where a cyclist (or skateboarder etc) my emerge from, I slow and cover the brake. I guess some drivers have so much...
by AlaninWales
30 Apr 2019, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 8024

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Oh yeah lets go back to the days when women were routinely sacked when they became pregnant. What's that got to do with anything? My point was that folk buying houses simply have more cash, be it because more of them work or because the both have better jobs. Having more cash doesn't work in a sell...
by AlaninWales
18 Apr 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 427
Views: 13206

Re: Duke In Rollover

Emma Fairweather is accused of two driving offences relating to separate incidents in October last year. ... ... Since then it has emerged Ms Fairweather is accused of two charges of failing to provide the identity of a driver and two charges of speeding relating to incidents in October last year. ...
by AlaninWales
24 Jan 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 427
Views: 13206

Re: Duke In Rollover

More likely no action is the most common outcome with accidents. There's no inclination for the forces of law and order to act on any wrongdoing related to road use. That's the real story and it's running every day through active decisions by those tasked with protecting the population. Well said, ...
by AlaninWales
18 Jan 2019, 2:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6252

Re: I am not a vegan

Now you've started me wondering. It's a well-known piece of wisdom that you can quickly ripen avocados - and other unripe fruit - by placing them in the same bowl as the bananas - because the bananas give off ethylene which encourages other fruit to ripen. Indeed I do exactly that, if I have unripe...
by AlaninWales
18 Jan 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6252

Re: I am not a vegan

lol! Of course they do: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23731650-200-dirty-talk-how-pollution-is-snuffing-out-plants-scent-messages/ And they use them (as has long been known) to warn of physical danger: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg12717361-200-antelope-activate-the-acacias-alarm-...
by AlaninWales
18 Jan 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6252

Re: I am not a vegan

There was a documentary on woods last year based on research on an old area of ancient woodland in the UK. IIRC diseases that reach the wood and pass through it got defeated before it reached the other side. What was happening was communication through from one end of the wood to the other. The tre...
by AlaninWales
27 Dec 2018, 12:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6252

Re: I am not a vegan

reohn2 wrote:I'm not you're label.

Who are you calling label? :D

I'm not an apostrophe pedant, honest! :wink:
by AlaninWales
14 Dec 2018, 9:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 19479

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

[XAP]Bob wrote:I don't know if it *is* 'reasonable to assume' that given the rest of the research.

Having been driven into on more than one occasion, because I stopped at a red light and the car driver behind didn't want to: IU would say that such an assumption is entirely unreasonable :wink: .
by AlaninWales
11 Dec 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Driving at night
Replies: 71
Views: 9316

Re: Driving at night

I drive way beyond my stopping distance in order to make safe progress. Erm - I think you need to look up the meaning of the word "safe" Welcome some help in that area :D I drive way beyond my stopping distance. Thinking only of what is in your stopping distance means being unable to util...
by AlaninWales
23 Nov 2018, 4:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Police are doing questionable mods to their flashing blues!
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: The Police are doing questionable mods to their flashing blues!

It was on the blue lights, so not in contravention of RVLR. In fact emergency vehicles are exempt from RVLR. Well that's alright then :lol: But seriously, the idea that individual police officers feel compelled to modify something as important as flashing blues, with something as Heath Robinson as ...