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by PDQ Mobile
21 Oct 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How good is the world's most expensive whisky?
Replies: 56
Views: 1600

Re: How good is the world's most expensive whisky?

From what I've been told the best whisky never leaves Scotland. I strongly suspect that's the truth of the matter. Not sure about that Pete. There are still places that have strong a currency and plenty of it. Scots(wo)men are renowned for their business "acumen" quite widely. So chances ...
by PDQ Mobile
21 Oct 2020, 9:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Brexit thread
Replies: 117
Views: 2591

Re: The Brexit thread

Mick F wrote:What is truth?

The opposite of deliberate lies, maybe?
by PDQ Mobile
20 Oct 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Barmouth Viaduct temporary closures
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: Barmouth Viaduct temporary closures

"There is no better walk than from Barmouth to Dolgellau other than from Dolgellau to Barmouth" - John Ruskin Ruskin would not have used the Mawaddach Trail, I guess, because it was still a railway. But perhaps he came over by the (today) B road to Llynnau Cregennen. Or along the line of ...
by PDQ Mobile
19 Oct 2020, 11:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 94
Views: 2414

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Trouble is, with that question, how would you know? We have a white 2014 Yaris, and unless I see another one like our's at a junction/roundabout, I would have no idea if our car is good, bad, or indifferent. Sometimes there are large windows (supermarkets etc) that act as quite reasonable mirrors. ...
by PDQ Mobile
18 Oct 2020, 12:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Protect the controller while upside down
Replies: 17
Views: 798

Re: Protect the controller while upside down

(Snip) One of my MTBing chums got into the habit of turning his MTB upside down and removing the wheels before washing it. When he told me this, he could tell by the look on my face that I didn't think it was a good idea. "What's wrong with doing that?" he asked, before I could say anythi...
by PDQ Mobile
16 Oct 2020, 2:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

And in much of Europe a two pin non-earthed appliance plug is extremely common on small tools lights etc.
Goes in either way!!
Seems to function.
by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2020, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

^^ It's interesting. I don't accept all of it, of course. Dinorwig was built to store overight surplus leccy from now defunct nuclear Wylfa. Maybe it can use some of the Liverpool bay wind now? But it's genuinely interesting. And I wish you many happy cheap miles with your silent hi tech wheels. A l...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

As an aside I noticed you can buy a 330w solar panel now for well under £100. If you've got a roof (doesn't even need to be "suitable" now since solar generation is so cheap it'll still be a plus) then fitting solar is an absolute no brainer. Even battery storage is almost affordable, smo...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2020, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Brexit thread
Replies: 117
Views: 2591

Re: The Brexit thread

Surveys show most still retain their original view. And that is partly because many politicians did everything they could to frustrate a Brexit. It's still astonishing that the Lib Dems went into the last election promising to reverse the referendum, immediately meaning the third of the electorate ...
by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2020, 9:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

I simply think you are over optimistic about the ability of the grid to supply the lion's share of transport energy. Not me, I'm simply repeating what the folk in charge of the grid say. ((Snip for brevity.)) No you don't charge from solar any night. The moon doesn't work. And of course you don't n...
by PDQ Mobile
14 Oct 2020, 11:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

((Snip only for brevity)) ...... The important bit in that statement is "IMV". The national grid says they can cope, most EV's charge overnight (and infrequently at that) when the grid has a problem with surplus. EV sales are the only thing that's continuing to climb against a general dec...
by PDQ Mobile
14 Oct 2020, 2:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Depends where you read those articles. I remember similar articles going back several years that cited 2020 as the year when we'd start seeing blackouts due to shortages. Not only did it not happen but we even closed older generators and didn't replace them. Energy use has been declining for years ...
by PDQ Mobile
12 Oct 2020, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke magnet (for bike computer)?
Replies: 31
Views: 670

Re: Spoke magnet (for bike computer)?

I think 2 spoke fitting best. I have had (years ago) an old round style magnet move on a single spoke. One that clamped directly onto the spoke with the screw pushing on the spoke itself. Such a fitting arguably dents and weakens the spoke if very tight. The Cateye types are designed for two spokes ...
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2020, 8:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Presumably if the customer doesn't agree to having a smart meter installed they will continue to have someone calling to enter the property to read the meter? I think (know) one could stop them in time of covid especially if the occupant is high risk. Just get an estimated bill until the period pas...
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2020, 7:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

OP.
Your relative does not have to allow access inside his property in time of Covid, if he does not want too.
I see it as that simple.

He (or you) should phone them and stop them coming.