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by Psamathe
24 Nov 2017, 3:21pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Government consultation on compulsory Helmets & Hivis for cyclists
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Government consultation on compulsory Helmets & Hivis for cyclists

The article in The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/compulsory-helmets-plan-for-all-cyclists-on-british-roads-jesse-norman-cycling-uk-rb7c026l0 puts a little different spin on it than road.cc http://road.cc/content/news/232665-mandatory-hi-vis-and-helmets-will-be-considered-part-govern...
by Psamathe
24 Nov 2017, 2:49pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Government consultation on compulsory Helmets & Hivis for cyclists
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Government consultation on compulsory Helmets & Hivis for cyclists

I just remembered being criticised by a horse rider, about 20 years ago, for wearing highly visible yellow clothing that (she said) bothered her horse. Since then Hi Viz has become common attire for horse riders. I've had a similar comment from a horse rider, made worse apparently when Hi-Vis waist...
by Psamathe
24 Nov 2017, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nuclear power safe?
Replies: 55
Views: 804

Re: Nuclear power safe?

francovendee wrote:....
France generates most of their power with nuclear ....

I thought France was talking about closing a load of Nuclear stations (around 17?) over the next few years as more and more renewables come online (not related to the alleged sub-standard parts issues).

Ian
by Psamathe
24 Nov 2017, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nuclear power safe?
Replies: 55
Views: 804

Re: Nuclear power safe?

...... The root cause was that the inadequate height of the tsunami sea wall, and the location of the power supply at ground level, were understood and deliberately ignored, in the belief that rectifying them would dent public confidence in the safety of nuclear power. There were other major design...
by Psamathe
24 Nov 2017, 10:47am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Government consultation on compulsory Helmets & Hivis for cyclists
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Government consultation on compulsory Helmets & Hivis for cyclists

I fear it would be an easy crowd pleaser for a bankrupt govt. Ditto number plates. Ditto compulsory use of farcilities. How would our hard-pressed constabularies find the personpower to enforce the law? For an officer, easier to notice a cyclist without a helmet than to notice a driver on their mob...
by Psamathe
24 Nov 2017, 9:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nuclear power safe?
Replies: 55
Views: 804

Re: Nuclear power safe?

I'd recommend 'FUKUSHIMA The Death Knell for Nuclear Energy' by Sean McDonagh. I'm a component reliability engineer and a lot of what he discusses resonates with me, I've serious doubts about building anything that runs that hot and fast that can be reliable and safe for decades. I'm firmly in favo...
by Psamathe
24 Nov 2017, 9:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nuclear power safe?
Replies: 55
Views: 804

Re: Nuclear power safe?

.... The fascinating thing about Fukushima is how an advanced industrial nation like Japan could make such basic mistakes. In the land that gave us the word Tsunami they put the nuclear facility by the sea with inadequate protection. They built it on a fault line. And they went for a design that ru...
by Psamathe
23 Nov 2017, 4:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nuclear power safe?
Replies: 55
Views: 804

Re: Nuclear power safe?

For me the question is not about safety alone but "Do We Need Nuclear Power". Or maybe "Do We Need To Build New Nuclear Power Stations?". Seems there is a degree of risk (what if the Twin Towers attack had been to a nuclear power station?). But there is also the cost consideratio...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2017, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117372

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

And (back to Brexit) I see that despite government promises that they wont be cutting our rights and protections when we leave the EU I see that the Brexit Bill before Parliament explicitly states “ The charter of fundamental rights is not part of domestic law on or after exit day. ". So they a...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2017, 10:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117372

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

reohn2 wrote:Do you think the present Labour party bears any resemblence to New Labour under Blair?

When I look at the MPs sitting on the Labour benches there are a lot of faces common under both leaders.

Ian
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2017, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117372

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

..... I fail to see how you can lay any blaim at the foot of the current Labour party..... In a general context (and somewhat off-topic) I can't see a justification for distinguishing between "the current Labour Party" and a recent "former Labour Party" - mostly the same faces a...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2017, 10:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suggest a GPS computer
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Suggest a GPS computer

Phones are also bulky and complicated. http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5654640 You sure ? That phone is incredibly poor quality though. 1400 mAh battery? Mine has 4100 mAh. How far does he want to go??? Whilst my iPhone has a battery of 1580mAh and a 30 mile ride might use less than 20% of the batte...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2017, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117372

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Well the government is often willing to pay disproportionate attention to the daily mail, despite its readership being a relatively small proportion of the electorate. Like most, governments can over prioritise certain groups of shouty folk and ignore the quieter people. David Cameron was banking o...
by Psamathe
21 Nov 2017, 9:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117372

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Isn't there enough evidence now to explode this myth of "the will of the people"? A wife beating question? The government could pull the plug on Brexit under any pretext that it chooses. The referendum was only advisory. The problem is that it would then have to face "the will of the...
by Psamathe
20 Nov 2017, 12:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4162
Views: 117372

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

People and commentators keep on telling us how weak Mrs May is - well it seems Merkel aint so well of either failing to make a govt that has a mandate and maybe haveing to rule with a minority govt? So what has that got to do with the price of fish? Just another opportunity to raise something negat...