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by Pastychomper
3 Jul 2020, 10:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who should we be boycotting?
Replies: 185
Views: 23499

Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Cyril Haearn wrote:Thread resurrection alert

The Isle of Man / Isle of Person, because a helmut law is planned there

Nooo, say it isn't so! I was hoping those nice Manxpeople, who for years have been citizens of the UK living outside the EU, would be role models for the rest of us in coming years.
by Pastychomper
20 Mar 2020, 4:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 867
Views: 21412

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Just a guess, they might be planning to freeze the milk. Homogenised milk freezes pretty well and the plastic bottles have enough give so they don't split. No, I'm not one of the hoarders, but there was a time when I'd cheerfully freeze just about anything that had been reduced.
by Pastychomper
20 Mar 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 867
Views: 21412

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

... Oddest one is small tonic cans have almost sold out. Then I remembered reading something claiming anti-malaria drugs help with this virus :roll: I just came across this on another site, it seems China have named chloroquine as an effective COVID-19 treatment, but (a) have not released any clini...
by Pastychomper
20 Mar 2020, 10:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Appellant unsuccessfully appeals conviction for killing cyclist
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Appellant unsuccessfully appeals conviction for killing cyclist

I've driven several cars that have the rear view mirror at eye level, which causes the same problems as a wide A pillar. Head-moving is a simple solution but needs to be learned, and turned into a habit - it's too easy to forget about a blind spot.
by Pastychomper
6 Mar 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which way is the bike going?
Replies: 21
Views: 806

Re: Which way is the bike going?

I thank you. :D

(I'm a ghost rider - no sleuth or Strava so far. :lol:)
by Pastychomper
6 Mar 2020, 12:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reward for reporting idling cars.
Replies: 134
Views: 7024

Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

What vehicle was that please? .. Try parking in different places if possible, protected by a wall, under a street light, might be a bit less cold, might make enough difference to misty windows All good advice indeed. It was a Land Rover Freelander, one of the few Chelsea tractors that actually make...
by Pastychomper
6 Mar 2020, 10:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reward for reporting idling cars.
Replies: 134
Views: 7024

Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

I just scrapped a car that had been in use for eighteen years. One of the known issues of the model was a leaky rear window, which meant internal condensation was the norm in winter - even after I cut a drain hole in the little compartment in the boot. The second best treatment involved a 2kW fan he...
by Pastychomper
5 Mar 2020, 10:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which way is the bike going?
Replies: 21
Views: 806

Re: Which way is the bike going?

What if one of the wheels were upside down? "Ordinarily, Watson, you would be quite correct. However, did you note the slight widening of the track further west, close to the footprints we saw earlier? Nearby is a print of a saddle, and two marks made by the handlebars as the bicycle was reste...
by Pastychomper
4 Mar 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which way is the bike going?
Replies: 21
Views: 806

Re: Which way is the bike going?

I think that's unintended; with 2 different colour lines, they had to draw ONE "on top of" the other for you to view on your monitor! (or add complexity with a 3rd colour for the crossing pixels) That's MY interpretation, anyway. And probably the right interpretation, maybe my CDO* was ge...
by Pastychomper
4 Mar 2020, 1:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which way is the bike going?
Replies: 21
Views: 806

Re: Which way is the bike going?

[XAP]Bob wrote:They will cross over.. that’s expected.

Yes, but I would expect the rear wheel to cross over the track of the front wheel (obscuring part of the track as it did so). I would not expect the front wheel to cross over the track of the rear wheel unless the bike was going backwards. :)
by Pastychomper
3 Mar 2020, 4:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which way is the bike going?
Replies: 21
Views: 806

Re: Which way is the bike going?

Thanks, I didn't notice that at first. Still, every time I reload the diagram the track with the wider path (which should be the front wheel) passes over the other one. Maybe it's viewed from below.

That doesn't invalidate the explanation though, which is very neat.
by Pastychomper
3 Mar 2020, 1:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which way is the bike going?
Replies: 21
Views: 806

Re: Which way is the bike going?

Is it me or is there a mistake in the first diagram?
by Pastychomper
2 Mar 2020, 11:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..
Replies: 392
Views: 38581

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

People certainly blether in Caithness, often while occupying two 4x4s parked window-to-window in the middle of the road.
Some find it annoying, I think it's rather civilised (as long as their engines aren't left idling).
by Pastychomper
2 Mar 2020, 11:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 212
Views: 15912

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

Actually there was a director of a juvenile gender reassignment centre in the UK who resigned a few years ago iirc. Apparently the only one that specialised in gender issues with kids. The reason for his resignation was how the board totally ignored an independent care quality audit that basically ...
by Pastychomper
2 Mar 2020, 10:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 859
Views: 71010

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

On the subject of sundials, I was in the timepieces section of the world museum in Liverpool recently. They had a number of portable sundials on display, most with built in compasses. I'd never seen a portable version before. :D I think Fred Flintstone used to wear one on his wrist. Seems a great i...