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by Bez
12 Feb 2019, 11:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5312

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

On Health and Safety, since the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974... Playing devil's advocate, that graph doesn't actually tell you much without seeing the previous years. Take road casualty data as an analogy: if you showed the casualty rate starting with the point when seatbelts became a legal r...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5312

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

One must say Chalk Board no matter what. One is now also obliged to have children sing "Baa Baa Wooly Sheep" or you are for the high jump. With a wife who taught for 42 years and a daughter who has done the same job for 17 years we speak as it is. My wife teaches and I'm pretty sure she's...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5312

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

I remember seeing a Louix Theroux TV program which featured people with the most outrageous anti gay signs and chants in the street in the US. Its allowed. But just like Alf Garnet it showed them up just as Trump has revealed to everyone what a bigot he actually is. Mm. And there's the rub: to supp...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5312

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

Twisting peoples words to suit your own predjudices is insulting. I never said I identified with Trump, I just had him in mind. He is just a very obvious example of how folk in the US can say anything they want to Fair enough. I thought replying “yes”to the suggestion that you “identify him if you ...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5312

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

A man who … likes to belittle black people, disabled people, gay people, women, educated people, journalists, Muslims, poor people, ill people, Mexicans. Identify with such if you wish. Yes Saying you don't like political correctness because you wish to identify with someone who belittles others by...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5312

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

On an arguably different subject, the expression "ethnic minority" has been used to move away from theories based on "race." The word "ethnic" is now bandied about as a noun, imbued with as much racism as the words it has replaced. The use of adjectives as a noun to de...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5312

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

The perennial problem with these discussions is that some people equate "PC gone mad" with "being roundly criticised for blacking up". Back in the early 80s in the playground there was a synonym for the verb "to steal" which was literally nothing more than a verbified n...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Radial Front Wheel build - spokes inside or outside the hub?
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Radial Front Wheel build - spokes inside or outside the hub?

I've always built them with the spokes on the inside. One of the main appeals of radial spoking is the aesthetics, and heads-out looks a million percent better than elbows-out. The structural difference is of no matter in this context IMO (unless you've made a bunch of very silly decisions that make...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5312

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

They hijack our language, so I can no longer think of having a "Gay Box" to put on the wall! Says who? I'm not sure what a "gay box" is, but I'm pretty sure that if you watch The Flintstones you can still have a gay old time, and if you listen to even recent recordings of Have Y...
by Bez
8 Feb 2019, 7:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes
Replies: 13
Views: 1658

Re: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes

Regarding trains, we’ve had eventful experiences with British trains and our touring bikes so may consider the option of the hire car idea. Having taken bikes on British trains and TER trains, I think this is a bit like saying you're not going to eat out when you get to France because you've never ...
by Bez
6 Feb 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo usb
Replies: 18
Views: 1979

Re: Dynamo usb

It's an Anker Walkpower; probably an older model of the same thing. Anker seem to produce pretty reliable stuff. The cigar-shaped ones are just quite handy for attaching to things (this one's attached by way of a Zefal pump holder, I think). I've got another (non-Anker) one which has an integrated L...
by Bez
6 Feb 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo usb
Replies: 18
Views: 1979

Re: Dynamo usb

Garmins, for example, come up with a screen prompt "External power lost - continue on battery?", and if you don't poke the "Yes" button within 30 secs or so, they turn off. You can switch that "feature" off in the settings (or at least you can on every Garmin I've trie...
by Bez
31 Jan 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 6902

Re: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?

Same as almost every question: it depends. I regularly commute on four different bikes: one for just riding to the station and locking up, one for when I also have to ride at the other end of the train, one for the 30 miles to a particular office, and another for doing the same with luggage. The las...
by Bez
31 Jan 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes
Replies: 13
Views: 1658

Re: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes

I was looking at similar train routes recently. Nantes is 2.5 to 3.5 hours and one or two changes (Rennes plus in a few cases Le Mans). One way fare is around 35€, services are TER (plenty of space for bikes, and free).