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by kwackers
21 Oct 2020, 10:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inflatable bikes
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Inflatable bikes

Where do the wheels, battery and pump magically appear from?
by kwackers
21 Oct 2020, 10:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1023
Views: 77710

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I phoned in sick today and a suspicious sounding boss asked why I was only ever sick on weekdays.
I told him it was my weekend immune system.

(It's OK, I am a dad.)
by kwackers
19 Oct 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners

Free travel might be worthwhile in London, but in some small towns there is one bus that calls at all the schools, hospitals etc, often one could walk quicker from A to B It'd have to be a very slow bus to be slower than my mum. Public transport should be a service, not a profit making exercise. Ru...
by kwackers
17 Oct 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners

Cyril Haearn wrote:I am retired and rarely go out before 9:30
Travel by train or bus is not very attractive even if cheap or free

Makes it even cheaper to offer then!
by kwackers
17 Oct 2020, 11:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners

Boomers complaining about perks generation X or later won't have anyway because it can't be afforded anymore!!! :wink: The actual cost is the loss of income from pensioners who would have paid. I don't know how much that amounts to but I bet it's not a lot. Against that, pensioners driving cars or ...
by kwackers
16 Oct 2020, 8:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners

I think transport should be free for pensioners. Need them getting out and about rather than stuck at home.

Just make it free off peak, trains and buses are pretty much empty then anyway so the cost is minimal.
by kwackers
16 Oct 2020, 4:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Brexit thread
Replies: 117
Views: 2591

Re: The Brexit thread

We should be putting rather more effort into working out together what our country needs in the future. Starting with trade agreements. Jonathan I think we'll get a trade agreement, it just won't be a very good trade agreement. The only thing this government have shown any aptitude for is shifting ...
by kwackers
16 Oct 2020, 3:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

And in much of Europe a two pin non-earthed appliance plug is extremely common on small tools lights etc. Goes in either way!! Seems to function. It's really the same in this country - or would be if the earth pin didn't enforce a physical standard. Most devices don't care which way round they're p...
by kwackers
15 Oct 2020, 3:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Gridwatch shows maximum (top of the red zone) installed capacity as 55GW, so there's something well adrift somewhere. Perhaps its not counting imported leccy from France?? I don't know. I don't know who's responsible for gridwatch but I got the numbers from Ofgem whom I'd assume has it right. (Lots...
by kwackers
15 Oct 2020, 10:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

No you don't charge from solar any night. The moon doesn't work. And of course you don't need to charge it much if you don't use it much. Who said anything about using solar at night? The examples I gave are based on average mileage. But then the much vaunted cost benefits don't look so favourable?...
by kwackers
14 Oct 2020, 11:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

I simply think you are over optimistic about the ability of the grid to supply the lion's share of transport energy. Not me, I'm simply repeating what the folk in charge of the grid say. I am not sure about your figures either. Searching the net reveals a average EV draws 7.2 KW of power to charge ...
by kwackers
14 Oct 2020, 6:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 411
Views: 44148

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

so true of many action films, they seem to deliver knockout punches time and time again and the other side just gets up and does the same. When did all this fantasy start? With CGI. It's just reached an insane level of silliness now, drives me daft. Watched "Jo Jo Rabbit" the other day wh...
by kwackers
14 Oct 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Well I hope the installer knows how to remove the 100 amp fuse safely, because there's no other way to isolate the meter - I don't think a strictly mechanical approach will enhance their long term career prospects. :) Removing the fuse doesn't really require years of training though... As an aside ...
by kwackers
14 Oct 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Well there is a 100 amp fuse (cut-out) leading up to my meter, that's a lot of current to play with if you are mainly concerned with mechanics - you might end up with a hair style like a 70's afro. Nah, my welder puts out well over double that... The current is irrelevant as long as the terminal sc...