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by kwackers
16 Feb 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 234
Views: 23067

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

mercalia wrote:MAN OF STEEL is the best Superman film?

Right up until the stupid fight at the end.

CGI has a lot to answer for...
by kwackers
16 Feb 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 44
Views: 989

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

And yet despite far larger motors going at faster speeds, massively fewer pedestrians and cyclists are killed. Yes there is a drop in people cycling, we know this, but there is massively greater exposure to offset that in the absolute number of vehicles and driven miles, Average speeds have dropped...
by kwackers
16 Feb 2019, 10:50am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 44
Views: 989

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

Are you asking me to prove it? It is my judgement that they made genuine mistakes, because they are people I know well enough to make that call. My own mistake was genuine so I know it can easily happen. I think you're being overly defensive. I've no reason to believe it was anything other than a m...
by kwackers
16 Feb 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 44
Views: 989

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

I know a few people who have been fined for making genuine mistakes, harmlessly, in Cardiff. Not speeding. I had one myself for doing a right turn that, apparently, was forbidden. I didn't see the sign. Fair cop. But the road was empty and the turn, though wrong, was a safe low speed one. A warning...
by kwackers
16 Feb 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 44
Views: 989

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

Drivers have got worse, lazier, double-declutching is no longer taught for example They might only have to learn more theory to pass the test, then promptly forget/ignore it Double de-clutching was a mechanical necessity. These days completely pointless, why would you teach it? Modern cars handle s...
by kwackers
16 Feb 2019, 9:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Museums
Replies: 33
Views: 1073

Re: Favourite Museums

The railway museum in York is very good, I enjoyed reading the comments, many praised the museum and bleated about expensive parking for vehicles, plusminus Havnae been to York for a while, but I thought it had a train station with quite good services :wink: Yep and right next door to the museum to...
by kwackers
15 Feb 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 234
Views: 23067

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

seems I am destined to be the grump on here. Me and a mate saw the trailer for Mars Attacks - both fans of the director and thought it looked brilliant so trotted off to see it as soon as it was released. Both thought it absolutely awful and as the lights came up I think each of us had a feeling of...
by kwackers
15 Feb 2019, 10:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 44
Views: 989

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

I would argue that a lot of modern junction design only works if you have prior knowledge of it before you arrive. Loads of junctions near me where I see noobs struggle with whilst the locals and those familiar under and overtake, tooting as they go. A lot of elderly drivers may well not be able to ...
by kwackers
15 Feb 2019, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 79
Views: 1628

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

Not risk the hair of one British Citizen, supportive of the UK rule of law, to return her to this place ... She has made a hard choice as a child and has publicly reinforced that hard choice as an adult .... Her choice .. do we want her among us ? It's an interesting idea that not letting her back ...
by kwackers
14 Feb 2019, 6:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 173
Views: 4314

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

PH wrote:It’s hard to compare with an article I haven’t seen, but the Guardian haven’t just done anything, the link is two decades old...

Good old internet, where information comes to stagnate.

I'm waiting for Tony Heart to die again. He dies at least once every couple of years.
by kwackers
14 Feb 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 173
Views: 4314

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

Genuinely interested,where's your sources,can you point me to a good read on it all? Not easily. It's a fast moving topic with lots of research being published all the time so most of what I know comes from New Scientist articles - there's pretty much an article on it every other month. If you have...
by kwackers
14 Feb 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Techno Innovation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1311

Re: Techno Innovation?

well maybe one factor Sony didnt consider was which filter to use - Most cd players these days have quite a few choices including the standard brickwall filter, that are needed to remove the spurious nasties that standard cd produces as part of the conversion process. My Old Sony cd player had 4 ( ...
by kwackers
14 Feb 2019, 11:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Techno Innovation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1311

Re: Techno Innovation?

I do actually - Roksan Xerxes turntable that cost an arm and a leg, the cartridge a modest £300 or so. With Audiolab 8200cdq preamp/cd spinner and 2x120watt 8000M power amps. And the cds/LPs I cpmare are almost identical even down to the recording faults decsions clearly heard When I worked at Sony...
by kwackers
14 Feb 2019, 11:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 173
Views: 4314

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

Scientifically, it's now understood that there is more genetic diversity within Africa than between non-African humans. the deepest splits in the human family aren’t between what are usually thought of as different races—whites, say, or blacks or Asians or Native Americans. They’re between African ...
by kwackers
13 Feb 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 190
Views: 6813

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

I must start a thread for unfunny 'jokes' like that one :( Reminds me, somehow, of the tale of Augustus in Struwwelpeter - the little boy who refused his soup five days in a row, and on the fifth day had starved to death. You don't catch cold - let alone flu - from being held up for a few seconds i...