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by kwackers
21 Feb 2020, 2:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wireless USB hub?
Replies: 31
Views: 504

Re: Wireless USB hub?

mercalia wrote:maybe a RaspBerry PI would be a modern soln? ANy one any experience of them?

That's what I'd do, loads of "how to's" out there. Fairly easy too, no real technical knowledge needed.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-build-raspberry-pi-powered-nas
by kwackers
20 Feb 2020, 8:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 1757

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

So you balance enjoyment over safety, got it. :roll: Except of course you don't get anything... How dangerous are ebikes - I mean seriously, how many miles do you have to travel on one before there's a likelihood you'll die? In particular how far do I have to travel to be a threat to others? Becaus...
by kwackers
20 Feb 2020, 4:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 1757

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

<opinion snipped> All I can say is the demand is there, the vehicles already exist and lots of other countries allow them to run legally. Small mindedness seems to be the order of the day - in fact there's an old thread on the tea shop from several years ago from when ebikes where first touted as a...
by kwackers
20 Feb 2020, 2:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 1757

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

even worse when that free speed is given to people not used to it, don't need it and can't handle the acceleration nor grasp the braking distances of speeds they were unable to attain previously What patronising nonsense. You can use the same argument for keeping people who've never cycled off bicy...
by kwackers
20 Feb 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 1757

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

After a lot of reading here and elsewhere, as well as riding many, many miles with the ladywife on her electric bike, I find myself tending to agree with either a lower assist limit or keeping the current one. Anything with more assisted speed is becoming a motorbike. If you want to go fast, get a ...
by kwackers
20 Feb 2020, 8:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 1757

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

e-bikes/e-scooters should be limited to 12mph, this is more than adequate, it will also increase range and not reduce the users ability to go faster under their own steam. 'Free' speed/propulsion and how this affects the way people think seems to have been completely missed here, there's no surpris...
by kwackers
19 Feb 2020, 10:24am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 1757

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

Barks wrote:just clearly wanting to justify his coolness using something novel and getting attention IMO.

Sounds like you accosted him and foisted said attention on him, that he continued on his way suggests he wasn't that keen on attention...
by kwackers
18 Feb 2020, 2:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 1757

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

not true, you are assuming you only see it from the back where ever you are positioned. There are many angles from full side on to from the back and all those inbetween. roads are not Roman roads that go on and on in a straight line, with also movement meandering so do expose different profiles &qu...
by kwackers
18 Feb 2020, 11:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Paint is not protection
Replies: 39
Views: 1083

Re: Paint is not protection

Not being able to see road markings in the wet is something I've noticed recently.

I did wonder if it was an age thing or whether the paint has changed or some other as yet unfigured-out thing...
by kwackers
18 Feb 2020, 9:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20178

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

What happened to the "Russian Report"?

Are we meant to have forgotten about it?
Not that I expect there to be anything particularly newsworthy in there but I do expect it to be released.
(That the Ruskies meddle is imo a given just as is the fact that we also 'meddle').
by kwackers
18 Feb 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 904

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

The assumption is always that there'll be sudden turning point where there'll be a choice between human driven or computer driven cars. Won't happen like that. What will happen is automation will creep in and most folk won't notice it. At some point cars will simply have the option to self drive, at...
by kwackers
15 Feb 2020, 11:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20178

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

Parliament, not the people, decided we should leave the EU. A majority of MPs voted in favour of Boris's Brexit bill, a real majority, more than half of all MPs. Most MPs are highly educated people, so Remainers ended up getting exactly what they told us they wanted - an important decision taken by...
by kwackers
14 Feb 2020, 1:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 916
Views: 20178

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

mercalia wrote:yeah Labour potential leaders and Labours control by the unions dont bode well for the rest of us.

A belief that explains why BoJo is in power.

We voted for him, we can suck it up. It's not like we weren't warned.
by kwackers
12 Feb 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 129
Views: 3506

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

it leaked from a bio weapon lab? Boring. There are far more entertaining conspiracies out there regarding CV. I suspect bio weapon labs do more than tweak a couple of genes, they'd be pretty poor at their job if that was the best they could manage - something that would pass muster for an existing ...
by kwackers
12 Feb 2020, 8:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 367
Views: 23339

Re: Trains...why?

Confirmed that Northern Rail to revert to public ownership on March. Someone is not learning the lessons. I'm all for public ownership of railways or at least a private system that works but simply dumping stuff at short notice is frankly stupid. As crap as NR are (although they've been a lot bette...