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by Psamathe
20 Nov 2017, 12:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4124
Views: 116417

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...
by Psamathe
20 Nov 2017, 10:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mugabe the survivor?
Replies: 27
Views: 327

Re: Mugabe the survivor?

A quick Google shows Mugabe's net worth to be 10 million US dollars, compared to Tony Blair's £60 million. I'm surprised it's that low. On TV last/the other night they were going on abut his many properties, incl. "residences" in S. Africa, house in the exclusive area in Singapore, etc. P...
by Psamathe
20 Nov 2017, 10:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mugabe the survivor?
Replies: 27
Views: 327

Re: Mugabe the survivor?

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:....
And the world has watched for decades doing zilch.

Except our (UK) Royal Family/politicians did decide to honour him with a knighthood in the 90's.

And it was not that long ago that our future king (Charles) was shaking hands with him at the Pope's funeral.

Ian
by Psamathe
19 Nov 2017, 10:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4124
Views: 116417

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

My take on the referendum being re run is that it would go in favour of remain because non of what was promised better trade deals,sovereignity,or what IMO most brexiters expected a huge reduction in immigration will be realised...... The Campaign Director of Vote Leave said (after the outcome) tha...
by Psamathe
19 Nov 2017, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4124
Views: 116417

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

.... The problem is the British(well 51.9% of them anyway)suffer from the British disease,in that they know the cost of everything but the value of nothing :? It seems Mercalia is a one of the 51.9% :wink: I think that is the underlying reason why negotiations are going so badly. All UK can underst...
by Psamathe
16 Nov 2017, 10:06pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 189
Views: 7598

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

Could Cycling UK arrange a one day conference to discuss all aspects of children cycling and helmet requirements and the evidence behind their position paper on helmets? Schools could be given a discount price for attending. Why would school representatives pay to attend something where they will b...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2017, 1:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone know if this workstand is any good?
Replies: 35
Views: 1040

Re: Anyone know if this workstand is any good?

Either that, or he had to do it that way because clamping on the seat-tube or -post would have made it overbalance. I'd want something with a wider footprint. It looks like a "music stand" where you can open out the legs/feet and adjust the sizeof the footprint. But I've no idea about the...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2017, 12:13pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 189
Views: 7598

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

What I find worrying about all this is that in effect we have regulations being introduced by those with no real knowledge (or with a strong personal opinion) - no sensible review about the impacts of effects. In effect it is becoming legislation by the back-door with punishment for transgressors. A...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2017, 12:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mozilla Firefox v 57.0
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Mozilla v 57.0

well I must be one of the few who (used to)use NOSCRIPT plugin as a way to stop web pages loading what ever thet want and doing what ever they want? That dont work now :( When I used to use Firefox I used to use the NOSCRIPT plug-in (as well as loads of others. These days I don't normally use Firef...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2017, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Natural History Question - What is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Natural History Question - What is this?

Is that both patches? The 2nd non-coating patch (not so white to the right in the top picture) does not look fungus like.

I'd wondered about powdery mildew but all the photos on the internet show a much thinner coating. This stuff is quite thick.

Ian
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2017, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Natural History Question - What is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Natural History Question - What is this?

Found a couple of strange patches on the grass this morning. Close together so I assume they are related. And I have nothing beyond wild guesses about what it/they are. Anybody any ideas? (It's not a trick question and I'm not going to give an answer later 'cos I have no real idea myself) UncertainS...
by Psamathe
14 Nov 2017, 12:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's This Tab For?
Replies: 45
Views: 1628

Re: What's This Tab For?

Mick F wrote:...
It must be that Shimano use them on MTB rear mechs but not road ones?
.....

My 105 rear mech has one.

Ian
by Psamathe
13 Nov 2017, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4124
Views: 116417

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

What I dont understand is why the EU negotiators wont put a number on the money they claim we owe and stop claiming it is up to us to spell it out. Strange. They are the 'crats who know what the accounts are? This shows that the money is a political matter not a financial one? ...... Not strange at...
by Psamathe
13 Nov 2017, 12:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BT Openreach cyclists stay back
Replies: 143
Views: 29553

Re: BT Openreach cyclists stay back

..... how does this sign prevent drivers from overtaking me and left/right hooking me? .... Year (or two) ago I was infuriated when a builders yard lorry (Travis Perking) overtook and pulled in too soon missing me by inches and showing their "Cyclists Stay Back" notice inches ahead of my ...
by Psamathe
13 Nov 2017, 11:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 4124
Views: 116417

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

..... "Brexit bill: Barnier gives UK two weeks to clarify key issues" says the BBC seems to me they have been playing a game all along trying to appear reasonable but far from it in fact - If you owe me money then I should tell you what you owe me not leave it to you to give a number to w...