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by DaveReading
2 Feb 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Palindromes
Replies: 21
Views: 503

Re: Palindromes

There was a Facebook reference to this today claiming it was the first full date palindrome for 900 years - I haven't checked the veracity Yes, if you want to be picky and insist that a date palindrome works in both the UK and US date formats (day-month and month-day, respectively), then the last o...
by DaveReading
30 Jan 2020, 9:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Left Hand and right hand traffic.
Replies: 43
Views: 723

Re: Left Hand and right hand traffic.

Audax67 wrote:These do not mean a minimum speed limit: they mean that you should avoid taking a road so signed unless you can travel at the indicated speed.


I'm struggling to understand the difference.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway ... ffic-signs
by DaveReading
30 Jan 2020, 8:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Left Hand and right hand traffic.
Replies: 43
Views: 723

Re: Left Hand and right hand traffic.

You are the one being emphatic. Could you please provide a source? Evidently the sources I have checked out - including Wikipedia and the RAC - have got it wrong then? Maybe you have a source that is more authoritative? A road is only subject to a minimum speed limit if one of these is displayed: h...
by DaveReading
21 Jan 2020, 5:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I've lost my wedding ring.
Replies: 66
Views: 1174

Re: I've lost my wedding ring.

Tangled Metal wrote:If it came off so easily perhaps your finger size has changed. You might need to get it adjusted.

Hitting it repeatedly with a hammer should make the finger swell up enough to ensure a snug fit.

Or it might be easier to get the ring altered instead.
by DaveReading
25 Dec 2019, 8:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Two favourite poems.
Replies: 49
Views: 988

Re: Two favourite poems.

If you are the dealer, I'm out of the game If you are the healer, it means I'm broken and lame If thine is the glory then mine must be the shame You want it darker We kill the flame Magnified, sanctified, be thy holy name Vilified, crucified, in the human frame A million candles burning for the hel...
by DaveReading
14 Dec 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 43
Views: 1524

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

Roku (small black mains powered box under TV - connects to TV via HDMI port) - yet another remote though! Uses wifi signal for i-player and loads more on-line stuff... At £24 (when I bought ours) much less painful to upgrade when needed (compared to new TV), although will currently get software upg...
by DaveReading
9 Dec 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 43
Views: 1524

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

Roku (small black mains powered box under TV - connects to TV via HDMI port) - yet another remote though! Uses wifi signal for i-player and loads more on-line stuff... At £24 (when I bought ours) much less painful to upgrade when needed (compared to new TV), although will currently get software upg...
by DaveReading
1 Dec 2019, 1:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 910
Views: 20030

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

But spelling is so important. Say what you like about Benito Mussolini - his spelling was immaculate. Of course, he would have been familiar with Italian name forms such as Pinocchio. I'd have thought that either Johnson - senior or junior - making reference to Pinocchio was rather tempting Provide...
by DaveReading
25 Nov 2019, 2:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles
Replies: 64
Views: 2787

Re: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles

Bmblbzzz wrote:
DaveReading wrote:
landsurfer wrote:The staff in my local Shell garage have ANPR.


What for ?

Bilkings.


I'm surprised that warrants ANPR, I'd have thought CCTV would suffice.
by DaveReading
24 Nov 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles
Replies: 64
Views: 2787

Re: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles

landsurfer wrote:The staff in my local Shell garage have ANPR.


What for ?
by DaveReading
23 Nov 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Will I get fined if I overstay at the local petrol station?
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Will I get fined if I overstay at the local petrol station?

mercalia wrote:Will I get fined if I overstay at the local petrol station?

No, because a petrol station has no authority to levy a fine.
by DaveReading
11 Nov 2019, 9:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shaft drive..why? why not?
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: Shaft drive..why? why not?

Reading's (now discontinued) local bike scheme used shaft-drive bikes:

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by DaveReading
10 Nov 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Google maps and OSGB grid references
Replies: 18
Views: 1654

Re: Google maps and OSGB grid references

andrew_s wrote:give it file with "easting northing" rows like:
252286.34155 776198.44920 (this was closed due to asbestos, the last I heard)
186364.30688 810018.70322

I'm struggling to think of an application for OS grid coordinates that are accurate to 1/100th of a millimeter ..
by DaveReading
4 Nov 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Warning Triangle Roadsign
Replies: 25
Views: 3638

Re: Cycle Warning Triangle Roadsign

Er, I provided actual stats from the US government, have a read back, over 200,000+ injuries annually from 700,000 recorded incidents (and there will be many, many more not) at stop sign intersections tells you that the statement made previously is simply not true. Yes, but all that those statistic...
by DaveReading
4 Nov 2019, 7:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Warning Triangle Roadsign
Replies: 25
Views: 3638

Re: Cycle Warning Triangle Roadsign

The utility cyclist wrote:Show your evidence

Neither of us has any evidence, I'm just making an educated guess.

A fraction with only a numerator and an unknown denominator is meaningless.