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by kwackers
9 Jul 2020, 3:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook cynic -wot to do?
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Facebook cynic -wot to do?

ambodach wrote:I have probably had hundreds of friend requests. Just ignore them.

You can set FB to only allow "friends of friends" to send you a request.

I don't think I have it turned on but my profile is private so tbh I only very rarely get them.
by kwackers
9 Jul 2020, 10:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook cynic -wot to do?
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Facebook cynic -wot to do?

Too many friends and family I know use FB. As a tool to keep in touch with people it's easily the best thing out there. During the lockdown FB was a lifeline for a lot of people, it gave them a feeling of community and connection with friends and family. Does it have problems? Of course. But if othe...
by kwackers
4 Jul 2020, 10:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 55
Views: 932

Re: E-scooters

Thanks kwackers - now I know. I shan't be getting one of course - I don't have a driving license for one thing - never have. The driving license makes zero sense. I want to see a world where driving licenses aren't required and there's a definite uptick in youth without one - we should encourage th...
by kwackers
3 Jul 2020, 10:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 55
Views: 932

Re: E-scooters

..................about an e-scooter, if they're capped at 12.5mph then that's how fast they go. Unlike bicycles and e-bikes you can't make them go faster by pedalling.. Is that fact kwackers - are these electroscooters to be legally capped at 12.5mph? The speed figure that I'd understood (not from...
by kwackers
3 Jul 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 55
Views: 932

Re: E-scooters

maybe in the hands of a lyrca-lout. But not mine. I can go faster than an e-scooter in my jeans and t-shirt whilst taking it easy on the way to the shops for a pint of milk, plus I don't even own any lycra!* One thing worth remembering about an e-scooter, if they're capped at 12.5mph then that's ho...
by kwackers
3 Jul 2020, 3:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 55
Views: 932

Re: E-scooters

If these scooters are used by adolescents, then there's good reason to be sceptical, but if they're used by motorists then there'll be no respect for anyone. ? Motorists can't be trusted with an e-scooter? Why do we let them use bicycles? Most bicycles I come across are significantly faster than e-...
by kwackers
2 Jul 2020, 10:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 55
Views: 932

Re: E-scooters

It's the 0 - 10 mph that is likely to be the problem, super light vehicle 500W accelerating away from the lights while pedestrians continue to dart across at the last minute. Does depend how the control system is programmed but try riding an 'off-road' 500W e-bike on 'boost' and you'll appreciate w...
by kwackers
27 Jun 2020, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Facebook

I guess it's a good few months since the last anti-facebook thread. It's easy. Facebook isn't a replacement for this forum - or indeed most things. Mark your profile private and "friend" only the people you actually want to hear from. If folk are annoying then unfriend or block them - if t...
by kwackers
26 Jun 2020, 12:19pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 61
Views: 1182

Re: Effort or Speed?

It was always about the wind for me. Wind is a speed and energy sapper, assisted bikes kept the average speed up although I did feel guilty passing all the struggling cyclists particularly on the Liverpool waterfront where the wind frequently whips up to 30+ mph. I always rode my e-bike with a decen...
by kwackers
24 Jun 2020, 5:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Missing apples
Replies: 25
Views: 1316

Re: Missing apples

In my very limited experience, fruit trees do best after a hard pruning.
I think the stress jolts them into producing lots of offspring to take their place.

This year my fairly crap apple tree is covered - it's been crap every year but at the end of last year I chopped nearly half of it away.
by kwackers
24 Jun 2020, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 859
Views: 71010

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

How does one know when one is sexist. :wink:

Cyril Haearn wrote:How does one know someone is a vegan, vegetarian, evangelical christian, yorkshireperson (etc etc)?
..
She tells one at the first opportunity :wink:
by kwackers
24 Jun 2020, 9:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21363

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Now it's 1m. THE most sensible thing the Govt has done throughout this whole fiasco! I never thought i'd see the day when i actually agree with something the Tories say!!!!! Is it? How would you know? The basic problem is that you and me have no way of knowing how the virus spreads. We only assume ...
by kwackers
19 Jun 2020, 10:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How to lie about history.
Replies: 74
Views: 1277

Re: How to lie about history.

though it only really indirectly blames Corbyn or the Corbyn factor when it should actually acknowledge his inadequacies as a leader FWIW, if inadequacy as a leader was at all important then we wouldn't have gotten BoJo either. He was hardly sparkling during the election and has been pretty poor si...
by kwackers
19 Jun 2020, 9:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remember the ferry contract given to the company without ships?
Replies: 55
Views: 1084

Re: Remember the ferry contract given to the company without ships?

mikeymo wrote:Exactly. Somebody else is doing it, not you. Coulda woulda shoulda.

Except of course they're not (anymore).
Couldn't wouldn't shouldn't.

You've got monkeys in charge, buying services from companies that can't deliver and when they do it's more by luck than judgement.
Comedy gold.