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by kwackers
22 Apr 2019, 7:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

In nearby Henley on Thames they reckon theres a road vehicle pollution problem. And in Sonning on Thames at the single track lights controlled Thames Bridge right by Clooneys house theres a problem too. Its not only in cities, anywhere stationary vehicles are idling at lights and spitting out fumes...
by kwackers
22 Apr 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-Bikes rules/Law
Replies: 40
Views: 1597

Re: E-Bikes rules/Law

Wouldn't 20mph be about the right the right level for assisted top speed? At least then ebike riders could ride in the 20mph limits without car drivers hassling to overtake. 20mph would be fine where there are 20 limits, but for most urban roads with a 30mph limit they could be a problem. I say thi...
by kwackers
22 Apr 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-Bikes rules/Law
Replies: 40
Views: 1597

Re: E-Bikes rules/Law

That there is a dearth of these machines on the road suggests there is little demand. Not too surprising. Ignoring the license issues the real benefit of an electric bike is that they don't have red tape. Minimal servicing, no MOT, insurance or license conditions. No mithering from the man. Just st...
by kwackers
22 Apr 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357726

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

mercalia wrote:so Ukraine has put a comedian in power so BoJo can still hope?

Despite their best efforts most politicians seem to make poor comedians. Perhaps it'll work well the other way.
by kwackers
22 Apr 2019, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Face of the Tory Welfare State
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: The Face of the Tory Welfare State

Cunobelin wrote:We could go back to the Whigs, but it still makes no assurance that Labour would be any better

No it doesn't, but we already know what the alternative (to Labour) is and that's not looking great.
by kwackers
22 Apr 2019, 9:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: shared use

I've posted this before: I was once cycling along through the local park, it was dusk and there was a woman walking towards me but on the grass to my left, to my right of the path where bushes. Being considerate I slowed and moved over to the bushes to give her plenty of space. Then at the last seco...
by kwackers
22 Apr 2019, 9:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Face of the Tory Welfare State
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: The Face of the Tory Welfare State

Cunobelin wrote:A system devised and brought in by Labour... you really think they would be any better?

Old labour - Tories lite as it was better known.
by kwackers
22 Apr 2019, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Face of the Tory Welfare State
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: The Face of the Tory Welfare State

Al will be along in a minute to point out if he'd been financially astute he could have saved for the hard times. In the meantime local councils have had their funding cut by an average of 50% and a lot of them are selling the family silver to get by, but eventually that'll run out and what then? To...
by kwackers
22 Apr 2019, 9:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A day of low pollution.
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: A day of low pollution.

What did your dog eat? What about your house and the amortised cost of repairs and the source of materials. Ditto heating and power. Fuel use of your vehicles, parts for same and their source. The lubricants and other nasties they consume. Cost of your children, the stuff they consume, the buildings...
by kwackers
20 Apr 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Can you revive a dead battery?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Can you revive a dead battery?

I'd get a multimeter and make sure it really is the battery. I'd even open up the battery case and check the voltage before the BMS before writing it off. If the charger won't charge it up connecting another battery alongside won't either since likely the BMS sees the low battery voltage, sees it as...
by kwackers
20 Apr 2019, 4:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

So ...easy targets then, maximum publicity, and no prioritisation of the real issues then? The only sensible priority is to make the government take it seriously. There's pretty much nothing you, me or they can do because unless everyone is on board - willing or not - then we can't make enough of a...
by kwackers
20 Apr 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Cunobelin wrote:yet Cruise Terminals seem to be immune from protest.... why?

That seems like an odd question.
All protests need a poster boy, preferably high profile. Planes are excellent in this respect.

I'm sure cruise ships are on the agenda, just not that near the top so don't worry. ;)
by kwackers
20 Apr 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357726

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

so there is a new poll that says the remain vote in a new referendum would be 58% against 42% for leave. How can leave politicians keep on repeating their mantra of the will of the people is leave ? At least it is uncertain what it is any more? Easy. It's never been about the will of the people. Bi...
by kwackers
20 Apr 2019, 10:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5176

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Cruising is almost twice as polluting as air flight “According to our calculations, a cruiseliner such as Queen Mary 2 emits 0.43kg of CO2 per passenger mile, compared with 0.257kg for a long-haul flight (even allowing for the further damage of emissions being produced in the upper atmosphere) Crui...
by kwackers
20 Apr 2019, 8:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357726

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

Audax67 wrote:Artificial Intelligence???

It would certainly explain some stuff.

Perhaps this thread is his "generative adversarial network". Few more million posts and we'll get there...