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by Stevek76
30 Mar 2018, 6:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Broken windows policy - STOP signs!
Replies: 188
Views: 16417

Re: Broken windows policy - STOP signs!

Have a no then :P I find stop signs much like speed limits, often arbitrary and bearing little relation to what is actually safe which at any rate varies based on conditions and vehicle. My rather idealistic stance is the same, if you're not fit to judge what's safe to do at a junction you shouldn't...
by Stevek76
29 Mar 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lithium I-on vs Iron?
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Lithium I-on vs Iron?

Presumably you mean lithium iron phosphate? It's technically just a subtype of lithium ion batteries of which there's a whole collection of lithium based cathode compositions. Phone and laptop batteries which I'd guess would be considered the most common use cobalt in the cathode as it has the highe...
by Stevek76
27 Mar 2018, 7:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: stamp prices
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: stamp prices

There's a few definitions of it, but what they all do is look at a "shopping basket" and fuel and bills etc. They don't ever specify a specific group of products/services or for how long they've looked at them. Bread for instance, or shoes, bicycles, butter, or indeed postage stamps. Well...
by Stevek76
27 Mar 2018, 7:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did Tony Blair do anything right?
Replies: 57
Views: 2730

Re: Did Tony Blair do anything right?

Yet he expects us to trust him in his views on Brexit - what a plonker? Because the ones supporting brexit are incredibly trustworthy? Boris, gove, farage, Patterson, fox, redwood.... :roll: As for Blair, never could get past his fuax emotional shtick myself, even before he had his warmongering idi...
by Stevek76
27 Mar 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review: call for evidence
Replies: 18
Views: 2519

Re: Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review: call for evidence

My utterly anecdotal impression is that overall the proportion riding without lights is a pretty tiny proportion but that proportion seems to mostly feature later at night and particularly in the autumn months so that at certain times it can look like a fairly large portion. At core commuting hours ...
by Stevek76
26 Mar 2018, 8:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: stamp prices
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: stamp prices

but they are now 67p and 58p so much for privatisation ? Doubt that will have made much difference really. Above increase inflation would seem inevitable given steadily fewer letters have been posted since the mid noughties, something that seems unsurprising with the widespread adoption of far easi...
by Stevek76
26 Mar 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'
Replies: 38
Views: 3737

Re: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'

Xenons auto-level IIRC. It's only the older bulbs that have a manual adjuster. yes I'd heard that but on the occasions I've had less plebby hire cars for work purposes that have the brighter bluer/whiter headlamps (which isn't much less plebby now really, almost all but the cheapest new cars seem t...
by Stevek76
26 Mar 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'
Replies: 38
Views: 3737

Re: RAC says new headlights 'blinding drivers'

I think the big problem is people with the dipped setting up too high. I suspect most people don't even know where the control for this is on their cars and given most cars seem to be left to the '0' setting as a default which is the highest setting intended for a loading of both front seats and not...
by Stevek76
25 Mar 2018, 11:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK Trains - Online bike reservations
Replies: 103
Views: 10584

Re: UK Trains - Online bike reservations

It's the routes running the newer class 800s that are reservation only presumably as first have chosen to run these as a flexible configuration so bike spaces are fixed for each run and changed each turnaround at the terminus.
by Stevek76
24 Mar 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: M1 crash - can someone explain
Replies: 135
Views: 6439

Re: M1 crash - can someone explain

If "the system" had worked, then 8 people would likely not be dead, and yet this aspect only merited a bare mention in reports. Would they really? That's quite a leap. If the driver wasn't paying sufficient attention to plough straight into a stationary vehicle then there's far from any g...
by Stevek76
23 Mar 2018, 12:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorists Subsidised
Replies: 22
Views: 2786

Re: Motorists Subsidised

As I said any one who uses a greater value of state services than they pay in tax is being subsidised. If you're against that I suggest you start campaigning for an even more regressive system of taxation than the one we have now. I'm quite fine with subsidising things, however generally as a socie...
by Stevek76
22 Mar 2018, 7:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorists Subsidised
Replies: 22
Views: 2786

Re: Motorists Subsidised

Um those figures are only for income tax. Ie the top 10% of earners pay 60% of the income tax which was rather misleadingly reported in the likes of the telegraph the other day to suit its political stance. The bottom 90% pay more than 40% of taxes like vat, council, national insurance etc. Anyway, ...
by Stevek76
22 Mar 2018, 6:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Self driving car kills pedestrian.
Replies: 140
Views: 10608

Re: Self driving car kills pedestrian.

Slightly misleading picture in that it suggests that dash cam footage was used as part of the driving software which would be very surprising. However the lighting on those seems a far more realistic representation of how it would have looked in reality. The various lidar, radar etc sensors would ha...
by Stevek76
22 Mar 2018, 3:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16783
Views: 402916

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

Well apparently de la rue were £120m above the cheapest tender which is more than 20% of the expected contract price.

They probably thought they could get away with a bit of a premium as the UK manufacturer but should have pruned a little more off the price.
by Stevek76
22 Mar 2018, 12:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Self driving car kills pedestrian.
Replies: 140
Views: 10608

Re: Self driving car kills pedestrian.

I doubt that very much - in such a dark spot I suspect that the outcome would be very similar however attentive the driver might be. The more likely scenario with a human driver would be that the speed would be at least a few miles over speed limit, probably more, and the poor girl would have stood...