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by Tangled Metal
8 Nov 2018, 10:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's wrong with just a mirror?
Replies: 61
Views: 3205

Re: What's wrong with just a mirror?

So how do drivers know you have a camera recording them? I've seen a few cyclists with cameras on their bike but usually I notice them after the point I could have hit them. By that I mean as I'm overtaking them. I don't see the cameras at the distance needed to affect my potentially dangerous drivi...
by Tangled Metal
8 Nov 2018, 9:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?
Replies: 153
Views: 2438

Re: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?

I used to know a family from sw Scotland, right out west. When the father spoke how he did naturally even his own family couldn't understand. Apparently he was from even further west which is a stronger Scottish accent that's spoken faster than anywhere in the whole of Scotland. Only a few of the ol...
by Tangled Metal
8 Nov 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hay fever in November?
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Hay fever in November?

It was releasing pollen from the flowers. Unless it releases spores not pollen. I was cutting the flower stalks off, they're fresh growth from this year and I doubt they have enough mold on them to release sufficient spores to give allergies. Besides I've been in places with mold problems and don't ...
by Tangled Metal
8 Nov 2018, 12:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's wrong with just a mirror?
Replies: 61
Views: 3205

Re: What's wrong with just a mirror?

Actually I do look over my shoulder when moving off the slip road into motorway or dual carriageway. I do the same when pulling into the overtaking lane (s) on motorways / dual carriageways. Despite having good side mirrors there will be a blind spot. IIRC there's something about it in the HC. I'm s...
by Tangled Metal
8 Nov 2018, 12:34am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hay fever in November?
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Hay fever in November?

Highly unlikely to be pollen but fungal spores are abundant. The relatively mild damp weather is ideal for spore production. These are made of a similar material to pollen dubbed sporopollenin which is a sort of cellulose ester. As TM suggests pollution can have a similar effect as does red wine un...
by Tangled Metal
7 Nov 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's wrong with just a mirror?
Replies: 61
Views: 3205

Re: What's wrong with just a mirror?

Wot a queer set of notions! My own experience is that mirrors are necessary and, if properly arranged and used, sufficient to obtain information about what's behind and what's in the process of overtaking you. This is true of both car and bike. Perhaps you need to re-arrange your bike and wing mirr...
by Tangled Metal
7 Nov 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hay fever in November?
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Hay fever in November?

In our house start of the new school year begins a few months of allergic response which includes asthma. Inhaler use goes right up. But this isn't school colds related, although you can get a cold from your kids as well, because it was happening to us before our son was of school age. We live in No...
by Tangled Metal
6 Nov 2018, 3:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?
Replies: 153
Views: 2438

Re: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?

Not an excuse when you consider how a lot of global engineering success stories stem from a foreign country taking British designs and ideas but marketing / packaging them better in the marketplace. Classic example was the Walkman. British design but British audio equipment manufacturers said it wou...
by Tangled Metal
5 Nov 2018, 3:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?
Replies: 153
Views: 2438

Re: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?

I specialised a little at 14 when I went into mostly science subjects at GCSE. Had to do English, French and geography though. English taught me a degree of critical thought which may or may not have come in from purely technical / scientific subjects. I know very little French now because I don't u...
by Tangled Metal
5 Nov 2018, 3:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?
Replies: 153
Views: 2438

Re: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?

Why would only allowing degrees in what the nation needs result in it being possible to obtain very better off backgrounds? AFAIK the better off aren't the majority and I'd think we would need more graduates than from their ranks alone. Mind you I'm not a fan of getting only the graduates the natio...
by Tangled Metal
5 Nov 2018, 10:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?
Replies: 153
Views: 2438

Re: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?

Did increased bursaries for science teachers get the results required? As a graduate with an engineering degree I looked into science or maths teaching because of the various perks offered. Chose a masters course instead because teaching didn't seem a good career IMHO. Too much **** associated with ...
by Tangled Metal
5 Nov 2018, 10:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?
Replies: 153
Views: 2438

Re: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?

Why would only allowing degrees in what the nation needs result in it being possible to obtain very better off backgrounds? AFAIK the better off aren't the majority and I'd think we would need more graduates than from their ranks alone. Mind you I'm not a fan of getting only the graduates the nation...
by Tangled Metal
5 Nov 2018, 9:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?
Replies: 153
Views: 2438

Re: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?

Martin Lewis. https://youtu.be/M3On2PG1CZA The programme I watched included a clip of the QT show. He tore chunks out of the mp in that show over student loans. Very good. He's not one to debate a financial matter against its ML. He simply knows what he talks about and is very good public speaker. ...
by Tangled Metal
5 Nov 2018, 9:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?
Replies: 153
Views: 2438

Re: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?

… and you pay a maximum of £450 per annum whatever the size of your debt according to Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert… He says no such thing! https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/student-loans-tuition-fees-changes/ I don't doubt that is wrong. I think I did say I don't recall the details but...
by Tangled Metal
5 Nov 2018, 12:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?
Replies: 153
Views: 2438

Re: How would you make up for shortfalls in engineers, doctors etc?

Doctors - early career working hours and conditions Engineers - early career pay, conditions and to some degree the lack of understanding/respect for graduate / chartered level engineers (the only level that IMHO should be called engineers) is a disincentive. Add in the fact they are real university...