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by PDQ Mobile
24 May 2019, 10:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 117
Views: 1950

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

I think there are some folk who simply do not get very good at managing manual transmission and clutch. It remains a sort of mystery to them, they have no interest or understanding of how these mechanical things function and they often show poor technique and poor gear selection for the conditions a...
by PDQ Mobile
24 May 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15682
Views: 379601

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

Swear box? This is on the bar at The Rising Sun. Money to St Luke's Hospice SW. It struck me as rather odd/ incongruous that the Rising Sun should have a "Brexit" swear box given that Mick has stated he has never met a remain person! Do arguments, in said establishment, center on what sor...
by PDQ Mobile
24 May 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15682
Views: 379601

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

Meanwhile Boris has announced his candidature while in Interlaken in Switzerland. https://www.nzz.ch/wirtschaft/boris-johnson-bekraeftigt-kandidatur-fuer-premierminister-amt-ld.1484425 While he refused to give a recorded interview the article states, he did a fine brown nosing job on Switzerland. Ho...
by PDQ Mobile
24 May 2019, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 63
Views: 952

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

So My odds are on Drifting or sliding towards the cliff, exit no Deal and soon after Other EU countries will leave, EU is dead that I'm sure. I met three old friends last night (funny I never knew I had so many?) I've put them on the spot and asked them which way they were leaning, I expected they ...
by PDQ Mobile
23 May 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 63
Views: 952

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Boris is apparently popular with Tory voters, but those who know him, who have worked with him are not very keen. But perhaps they will see him as someone who can pull together the party at large. I think it's important to distinguish between members of the Conservative Party who will elect the new...
by PDQ Mobile
23 May 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 63
Views: 952

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

And I think the Tory leader will remain the same.
His name is Rupert Murdoch.

Only the figurehead is about to be swapped.
by PDQ Mobile
23 May 2019, 9:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15682
Views: 379601

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

The trouble will start if democracy is ignored. Society will fall apart, Back stops even bus stops will cease to exist. I don't think ordinary people are stupid and know perfectly well that the system is abusing their self determination. No doubt we are seen as a joke by the rest of the world, this...
by PDQ Mobile
22 May 2019, 6:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 117
Views: 1950

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

Measures used to meet emissions targets actively militate against good mpg in the case of diesels. I have heard this before. It's a strange one. Is it simply a case of reducing NO2? Exhaust gas recycling etc. One would have thought more fuel per charge would increase particulate levels. Certainly m...
by PDQ Mobile
22 May 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Will You Vote in the EU elections ( if you can) ?
Replies: 62
Views: 1545

Re: Will You Vote in the EU elections ( if you can) ?

Well I wouldn't think it was a rightie the that fire bombed a Tory,s house this week. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1129810/conservative-councillor-tory-house-firebombed-graeme-campbell-lanarkshire Well I am not so sure. The right wing and hard Brexit bunch have been so stirred up by their own ...
by PDQ Mobile
21 May 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15682
Views: 379601

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

Apparently the milkshake was "bendy banana" flavour.
Which explains a lot. :shock:
by PDQ Mobile
21 May 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 117
Views: 1950

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

As it happens, leaving aside the various types of hybrid integration, transmissions themselves haven't changed greatly. It's more a case of electronic controls that act as an interface between the driver and the transmission have changed the driving experience, but the fundamental basis of a manual...
by PDQ Mobile
21 May 2019, 11:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: how to hand signal 'straight ahead'?
Replies: 26
Views: 927

Re: how to hand signal 'straight ahead'?

Those of us of certain age remember a hand held straight forward palm outwards, was the convention. Even in a vehicle! Maybe it's still in the Highway code. Though of very limited usefulness in today's frantic traffic, IMHO. On a bike who would still recognise it as a sign of intention. Preserve yo...
by PDQ Mobile
21 May 2019, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 117
Views: 1950

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

This is an ill-informed post, I'd suggest. An automatic gearbox dumbs-down driving? It lowers the capability of drivers? Exactly how, pray? Those who buy premium sportscars/supercars don't now have a choice of manual gearboxes any more. Why? Because nobody ordered them, so they stopped being made. ...
by PDQ Mobile
21 May 2019, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 117
Views: 1950

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

Bonefishblues wrote:...or the consumers' acceptance of them, as perhaps evidenced to a degree on this thread?

I'd go back to a Prius in a heartbeat - a Plug-In for preference.

Too heavy for hilly terrain and for it's size.
Wasted energy lugging those batteries around
And truly dreadful in snow.
Terrible towcar.
by PDQ Mobile
21 May 2019, 8:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 117
Views: 1950

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

They just can't do it as well as the tech., that's the point. But out on real roads and not driving in circles on short and perfect surfaces, there are advantages to a manual system. Mick's hybrid is something of a different case in that it is to all intents and purposes an electric vehicle. The pr...