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by brynpoeth
23 Nov 2017, 8:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nuclear power safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 528

Re: Nuclear power safe?

Safe? Maybe but would you choose to live near one if you have a choice? I'd rather have a nuclear power plant at the end of the street than a coal fired plant. If we design reactors as pure power generation, rather than as nuclear weapons factories, then many failure modes cease to exist. The bigge...
by brynpoeth
23 Nov 2017, 7:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 260
Views: 55573

Re: A positive thread

Just read the thread about *controlling* children :D

Reminded me of cycling with the children many years ago, not much need to control them in the school yard or by the river, +99
by brynpoeth
23 Nov 2017, 5:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Must overtake, bicycle...
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: Must overtake, bicycle...

Maybe the motons do not use their speedos but see a bike and think *10 mph*

You could mount a sign on the back:

*Ebyke 40 kmh*
Sorry, I mean 25 mph
But maybe 40 kmh is better cos the number is higher
by brynpoeth
23 Nov 2017, 5:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 109
Views: 1991

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

That's not quite the worst. I saw a car on Tuesday which not only has indicators in the brake light assembly but animated ones, doing a cute illumination from the centre of the car sweeping to the edge and then extinguishing in the same manner. If this stuff passed type approval, the regulators are...
by brynpoeth
23 Nov 2017, 5:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.
Replies: 76
Views: 2258

Re: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.

Indeed. During the conversation I had on Sunday with the Police Operator she said "If you see them loose again, call 999 because they could cause an accident if there was a car going past". I was VERY tempted to say "don't bike riders or pedestrians count then?" Speechless.... Y...
by brynpoeth
23 Nov 2017, 4:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 92
Views: 1655

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

Here's an interesting accent! http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-41918850/brexit-lose-lose-situation-for-both-sides-mcallister David Mcallister Prime Minister of Lower Saxony. Born Germany, raised bilingually, father was a Scot, Mother German. Total command of both languages I would guess. Yet...
by brynpoeth
23 Nov 2017, 4:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 109
Views: 1991

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

Shat needs to be addressed is the unregulated and un enforced variety of lighting on modern cars A rear light canoe one of a hundred variations of single lights, multiple lights, strips, patterns or shapes Worst of all is the stupidly dangerous designs where indicators are now built int the far bri...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 7:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Up cycling
Replies: 9
Views: 1999

Re: Up cycling

Upcycling is big in Berlin (a large English-speaking city) Usually when material is recycled or reused the product is not so good quality as the *raw* material. Paper for example can be recycled just a few times before the fibres are kaputt Upcyclers try to make something better, for example a car c...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 7:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 260
Views: 55573

Re: A positive thread

I do love November, today it hardly got light at all, just dark grey
I think I will be a hedgehog in my next life
Zzzzzz zz z
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 7:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 92
Views: 1655

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

blend of American and British.......... For some reason I acquire accents easily, so I tend to gradually sound more and more like the people I am speaking with. I'm not always conscious of this. Same here. A slight complication with my North American accent, as my best friends on growing up were Fr...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 6:36pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 531
Views: 15796

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

So I rather like the new (?) habit of starting a sentence with *so*
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 6:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 109
Views: 1991

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

Shat needs to be addressed is the unregulated and un enforced variety of lighting on modern cars A rear light canoe one of a hundred variations of single lights, multiple lights, strips, patterns or shapes Worst of all is the stupidly dangerous designs where indicators are now built int the far bri...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 3:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Obstructing the Cycle Lane - You Couldn't Make It Up
Replies: 64
Views: 8900

Re: Obstructing the Cycle Lane - You Couldn't Make It Up

A little more digging on my part has now established the duration of the temporary closure. The temporary closure will last until the junction improvements have been completed at which point the cycle lane will have been permanently removed. :roll: In honesty no cycle lane will be an improvement. W...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 2:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ex engineer leaks how marketing works in the bike industry
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Ex engineer leaks how marketing works in the bike industry

:) fallen for some of those emails I constantly get from retailers? Countless ones from wiggle suggesting I upgrade/change my wardrobe. This today from, sadly, Ribble: "As well as offering great Black Friday deals on everything for your bike we are not forgetting you, the rider. To ensure you ...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 2:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

Catch them old instead of young? Minimum age for e-bikes? (something like disability parking badges?) If this is done right it could be vg for public health, +1 I love Nederland too but Germany is better in one respect at least - the shops are closed Sundays (they open only 4 Sunday afternoons a year)