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by [XAP]Bob
21 Feb 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Google Terms of Service changes
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Google Terms of Service changes

Google are changing their Terms of Service for UK users. Sending out a nice email making it all look lovely and good except: UK Google users could lose EU GDPR data protections Brexit prompts firm to move data and user accounts of British users from EU to US ... Google is to move the data and user ...
by [XAP]Bob
20 Feb 2020, 10:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New supermarket without cycle parking
Replies: 43
Views: 1231

Re: New supermarket without cycle parking

Just push the bike round the store.

I've done it in various stores that don't provide anywhere to park.
"It's my trolley" I say, usually whilst putting something in a pannier.
by [XAP]Bob
18 Feb 2020, 4:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 133
Views: 13408

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

I’m significantly more “expectant” that people will get out of my way in a wheelchair than not, but there is at least some logic there. I’m quite happy to stop and wait at doors/narrow bits (I’m already sitting, waiting is easy) but given a clear path it’s actually a fair effort to slalom around peo...
by [XAP]Bob
18 Feb 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Safety Standards Post Brexit
Replies: 54
Views: 1643

Re: Safety Standards Post Brexit

I recently wanted to import some powder coating kits from the US to resell but was hampered by the kits not being CE approved but they were approved to all the US standards. Now we hopefully will be able to do this as we will probably have a much more intense trading relationship with the US and ma...
by [XAP]Bob
18 Feb 2020, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 967
Views: 57034

Re: TV licensing...

Because they make a profit from some of their shows using the “worldwide” arm - and that helps fund their less profitable businesses.
by [XAP]Bob
17 Feb 2020, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go? Gears.
Replies: 60
Views: 2608

Re: How low can you go? Gears.

It does beg the question, though, of how low you can go and still have a rideable bike. What is the lowest gearing where you could expect to stay on the bike (gyroscopic action of the wheels) when climbing an extreme 1 in 4/25% gradient? For your amusement - 1 in 3, 7.5 gear inches: https://youtu.b...
by [XAP]Bob
17 Feb 2020, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 967
Views: 57034

Re: TV licensing...

Making the BBC a subscription service would remove the need for it to employ Capita to snoop and to send unpleasant letters, and it would lessen pressure on our court system. I don't understand why any fan of the BBC is in favour of the licence fee. Why should they care if some people don't want to...
by [XAP]Bob
17 Feb 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 133
Views: 13408

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

That *is* predicting the unpredictable.

You assume that something you haven’t spotted is going to occur.
by [XAP]Bob
16 Feb 2020, 10:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Apple music files to mp3
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Apple music files to mp3

Or just stream it from iTunes to the tablet?
by [XAP]Bob
16 Feb 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 967
Views: 57034

Re: TV licensing...

“It’s an outrage that people who make their profile at public expense should seek to give themselves further financial rewards and personal gain,” the source said. “They’re basically making their names on the taxpayer and then cashing in. The BBC should immediately halt this practice and give the m...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Feb 2020, 5:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 133
Views: 13408

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

I've seen pretty much everything on my local mixed use paths. These include the following but so many more. Joggers barging past walkers, nearly pushing young child into the canal. Dog walkers with dogs that run out in front of other users or so focused on running after another dog it knocks someon...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Feb 2020, 10:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Safety Standards Post Brexit
Replies: 54
Views: 1643

Re: Safety Standards Post Brexit

Since the declared point of the whole silly exercise was to diverge from EU regulations... the only reason to leave the eu is to diverge downwards, because divergence upwards was already allowed. Therefore we will diverge downwards - and since most bikes don’t go more than a few miles only a few of ...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Feb 2020, 1:10pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Yet another helmet thread (split from 4 year old...)
Replies: 18
Views: 211

Yet another helmet thread (split from 4 year old...)

As in the other arguments on cycling safety (of which i have had to let go due to the ferocity of the opinions), you continue to confuse the secondary effects of helmet wearing to negate their use. A helmet is simply their to help reduce the severity of an injury in an minor/moderate accident. How ...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Feb 2020, 1:08pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Yet another helmet thread (split from 4 year old...)
Replies: 18
Views: 211

Re: Four year old killed by bike helmet.

I asked for evidence. EVIDENCE ABOUT THE COMPARISON. Is that clear enough? But I didn't get any. There was a pretty blunt refusal. Actually you got pointed to a large body of work - this very forum. It's not difficult to read through and get the evidence you asked for, since it has had to be trotte...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Feb 2020, 1:04pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Yet another helmet thread (split from 4 year old...)
Replies: 18
Views: 211

Re: Four year old killed by bike helmet.

As in the other arguments on cycling safety (of which i have had to let go due to the ferocity of the opinions), you continue to confuse the secondary effects of helmet wearing to negate their use. A helmet is simply their to help reduce the severity of an injury in an minor/moderate accident. How ...