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by kwackers
4 May 2019, 3:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380272

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

The only thing we are crashing out of at the moment is Democracy Democracy has never been a black and white thing. When half of people want something and half want something else democracy is served by finding a middle ground. But ultimately we're a parliamentary democracy which means you've alread...
by kwackers
4 May 2019, 10:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 63
Views: 2125

Re: shared use

Runners exceeding 8 kmh could go on the left 8km is a (very) fast walk. Sorry but you're both wrong. Pedestrians should be free to go on whatever side they like, they're the vulnerable users. As a cyclist you're reducing their safety so you should make the allowances. Pedestrians can be very annoyi...
by kwackers
3 May 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off
Replies: 48
Views: 1002

Re: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off

mercalia wrote:not needed now as you only got colour fringing on old CRT tvs

Not strictly true, still useful for setting contrast, brightness, black levels, colour saturation etc.

I have setup discs for my gear that relies on an assortment of testcards.
by kwackers
2 May 2019, 10:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Some grate cycling!
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Some grate cycling!

661-Pete wrote:Others have done better than that:

Good, but not grate... :lol:
by kwackers
2 May 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 35
Views: 972

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

This is sacrilege I know, but my experience of chains is they last a lot longer if you don't clean them. My view is that unless you can get them absolutely spotless the chances are you're just pushing crud in between the links and removing the external barrier of gunk that stops the grit getting in....
by kwackers
2 May 2019, 9:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gavin Williamson
Replies: 64
Views: 1192

Re: Gavin Williamson

This being the guy that called Corbyn a traitor...

Oh the irony.
by kwackers
1 May 2019, 2:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 233
Views: 4857

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

With no quantative easing those banks and wealthy investors (many of whom probably borrowed to fund their investments) would have been wiped out. Ordinary workers and savers would probably have been the winners: the value of what their wages would purchase would have increased, and the interest on ...
by kwackers
1 May 2019, 11:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off
Replies: 48
Views: 1002

Re: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off

The thing about imagination is that it varies across the various humans. Some have a-one a bit more vivid than that of others. Now, where do you think those Avatar virtual filum sets came from? Yes! The imagination of their designer. What if we could imagine something rather more convincing merely ...
by kwackers
1 May 2019, 8:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off
Replies: 48
Views: 1002

Re: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off

A book has far more appeal to me than a film, mostly for the reasons you relate. A book requires my imagination. A good book is expert at invoking that imagination. Imagination is simply the internal construction of something based on experience. If it's a book based in science fiction then experie...
by kwackers
30 Apr 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off
Replies: 48
Views: 1002

Re: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off

Immersion is an interesting 'thing'. From what I can gather folk who originally watched the very first b&w flickery, badly lit and captured scenes felt like they were there. Nobody today would feel that same level of immersion with that content. First time I saw Jurassic Park at the cinema, I wa...
by kwackers
30 Apr 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off
Replies: 48
Views: 1002

Re: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off

Few people would find a film entertaining if it was a single flickering colour and a rasping soundtrack. VHS is probably at the bottom end of what is immersive. Beyond that it's a movable feast. Perhaps we have been spoilt. The early, silent, flickering, black and white films were very popular. A c...
by kwackers
30 Apr 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off
Replies: 48
Views: 1002

Re: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off

Would a Terry Thomas film be better in 4K? I suppose you could examine the hairs of his little 'tache more closely. Well, you could if the film stock was up to 4K trasfer and you were interested in TT's 'tache. I just watch the film. Cugel Films are about immersion, improved sound and vision equals...
by kwackers
30 Apr 2019, 3:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off
Replies: 48
Views: 1002

Re: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off

well here is one to have a laugh at Samsung unveils TV that can switch to vertical mode You have been able to buy monitors that can do that but this is a first for a tv, supposedly to display smartphone material :roll: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48103625 The report doesnt say whether you...
by kwackers
30 Apr 2019, 2:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 233
Views: 4857

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Just what's your point? The fact is the increase in both partners in a marriage working, which he appears to think a bad thing because of it's effect on house prices ,has largely been caused by an increase in the number of women working. My sentence "Oh yeah lets go back to the days when women...