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by Psamathe
28 May 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 30275

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Heard figure of 140 grand p.a. He's credited (!) with winning brexit and the largest Tory majority for decades. Cheap as chips to those who desired those 2 outcomes. He might find it gets harder to "earn" that money as apparently (word of mouth or Social Media) is that when the Track and ...
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Trump idiocy
Replies: 211
Views: 6249

Re: More Trump idiocy

For reference and context A developing country (or a low and middle income country (LMIC), less developed country, less economically developed country (LEDC), or underdeveloped country) is a country with a less developed industrial base and a low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other count...
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21568

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

The prospect of an app from the NHS and the privacy cncerns (e.g. UK Gov. document including option to identify users), seems that there are privacy issues the NHS do not want to address which (as things stand) would make the contact tracing app totally useless. A few days ago Apple and Google annou...
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 5:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should ministers only be on free channels?
Replies: 22
Views: 529

Re: Should ministers only be on free channels?

..... Effectively they are, covered on the Covid 19 briefing daily on Radio 4. Personally I just wish they'd get rid of that old fart who hmms and argh, between every word he pronounces (NB. I believe both Dominic Rabb and Professor Stephen Powis do it). On timing the Professor the other day, every...
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 5:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1057
Views: 34153

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Vorpal wrote:A few posts have been removed. Can we please leave twisty undergarments and high horses out of it?

Except when people accuse of of something quite ludicrous it seems only fair to ask them why and on what basis!

Ian
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 5:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists killed during 'lockdown'
Replies: 42
Views: 2154

Re: Cyclists killed during 'lockdown'

Then I ask a similar question to what I asked elsewhere: if you're not suggesting that is the case, why even mention it in this topic now? :mad: Just chatting. Not every post in every thread is 100% addressing the OP's point raised (including in this thread) and just an observation I made. Basicall...
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin accuracy.
Replies: 20
Views: 920

Re: Garmin accuracy.

Yes Ian, I'm with you on this. So long as the info is consistent, it means something, and it eventually evens out. Sometimes the calorific figure is more than the recommended daily intake for a normal health adult. This is just for a two or three hour ride! Do a four or five hour ride and it's doub...
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should ministers only be on free channels?
Replies: 22
Views: 529

Re: Should ministers only be on free channels?

We live in a information age, like it or not, I doubt there's anything on one platform that isn't reported on another. There can't be many people with no access to any important information who haven't made that decision to exclude for themselves. The tough bit isn't getting the information but fil...
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 4:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin accuracy.
Replies: 20
Views: 920

Re: Garmin accuracy.

I take the calories info with a pinch of salt too. Sweat loss? How does it know how much sweating you've done? There's no way that a device on the handlebars can know how much energy you put into a ride. The fitter and stronger you are, the less the effort required. Having a HR monitor can help, bu...
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 30275

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

carpetcleaner wrote:Once people see this new badge the difficulties recruiting care home staff will disappear.

Could you clarify as to why? My initial thought it was a joke but no smileys (but then I virtually never use smileys either so I'm uncertain).

Ian
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 1:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists killed during 'lockdown'
Replies: 42
Views: 2154

Re: Cyclists killed during 'lockdown'

My observation no more than personal impression but seems people are assuming no traffic and I wonder if there is a risk some cyclists might do the same and a risk the glance behind might become only a glance in the mirror or even sometimes skipped ... I'm not suggesting this is the case in the fat...
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1057
Views: 34153

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

The rules on lockdown are to me very clear. Stay home, but we can go out for daily exercise, food shopping and collection of prescriptions. Whilst there are lots of pedants who may decide to ask what constitutes exercise, 1hr, 2hrs, 5 miles, 50 miles etc. We are allowed out of our homes. Perhaps a ...
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 12:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1057
Views: 34153

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

I think the differences between guidance and law, and then yet further differences introduced by Ministers/MPs/Gov. Advisers on TV/News is confusing what people can and cannot do (made even worse when, as mentioned above, even PM doe snot follow the law). Which, for people who want more freedom give...
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 30275

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Interesting review of Hancock's "badge scheme" What’s the single most embarrassing thing about Matt Hancock’s ‘badge for carers’? I’ll give you a minute Is it: a) The fact that Matt Hancock is in the middle of a national scandal, in which entirely unknown thousands of people are dying in c...
by Psamathe
16 Apr 2020, 12:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring bike for a small woman
Replies: 22
Views: 1186

Re: Touring bike for a small woman

I don't have the experience to offer specific advice beyond: 1. I found manufacturers quite helpful providing guidance on their bike sizes. e-mail height, (maybe weight), inside leg and (ones I checked) e-mail back their thoughts (though don't buy on that but you can at least check local shops for a...