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by [XAP]Bob
13 Jun 2019, 10:20am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Removing and refitting rear wheel on bike
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Removing and refitting rear wheel on bike

Not necessarily in the HPV forum.

My raptobike would have been even worse upside-down than right way up.
by [XAP]Bob
13 Jun 2019, 10:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why didn't she notice the trap door?
Replies: 84
Views: 2474

Re: Why didn't she notice the trap door?

Google Translate is mainly useful for translating from an unfamiliar language into one's vernacular (for most of us that means, English!). At least you can usually make sense of the output. Going the other way around is likely to spew out only nonsense. But this sort of thing was happening long bef...
by [XAP]Bob
4 Jun 2019, 9:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Truth About Chlorinated Chicken
Replies: 38
Views: 911

Re: The Truth About Chlorinated Chicken

So how come on my many trips to the USA, including working there for over 6 months, the chicken tastes fine ?? Millions of Americans eat the chicken, there has not been a massive class action, so beloved of the cousins, against its use, why ..? Are we just against anything different or just plain a...
by [XAP]Bob
31 May 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...

PFTE tape is easily available, and has the attractive attribute of being long lasting - it has to be in its primary role as plumbers tape.

Given that the bolt won’t be repeatedly adjusted I think it’s probably a pretty good idea.
by [XAP]Bob
31 May 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...

To chime in a bit further... The bolt is only needed to adjust for the depth of the wheelchair footplate (so less often than once in a blue moon). With my footplate there is also a plastic shim which means that the bolt is entirely enclosed (though open to the elements at both ends). There isn't an ...
by [XAP]Bob
26 May 2019, 8:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map

But surely it's doing a bit more than that in that the "graffiti" doesn't appear on OSM, only on OCM? Unless of course you are able to edit OCM as well/separately and someone has taken the opportunity to do that. Well... interesting, that. The dodgy location we're talking about was marked...
by [XAP]Bob
19 May 2019, 7:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400695

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

The opinion poll in 2016 had two options ‘leave’ or ‘stay’ The stay option was well defined. The leave option was whatever anyone said it was. Notably no one was talking about WTO before the poll was taken, they were all saying how we’d retain access to the free market, travel around the eu, have un...
by [XAP]Bob
19 May 2019, 7:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facial Recognition by the Authorities - update from San Francisko
Replies: 59
Views: 1115

Re: Facial Recognition by the Authorities

With a 98% false positive rate, and a distinct bias against ethnic minorities (becauseball current facial recognition tech currently has such a bias)...


It doesn’t help get he bad guys... and it won’t do so any time soon.
by [XAP]Bob
6 May 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cyclist knocked of headon with car cutting corners while turning into side road
Replies: 49
Views: 3505

Re: cyclist knocked of headon with car cutting corners while turning into side road

I see this sort of driving so often that I frankly refuse to wait at the right side of the lane. Smack bang in the middle is where I stop and even then the numpties try to take off my front wheel at times. Me too. I'm going to be accused of victim blaming now. I wouldn't have positioned myself wher...
by [XAP]Bob
2 May 2019, 11:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off
Replies: 48
Views: 1049

Re: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off

Tangled Metal wrote:Bad eyesight corrected with glasses won't stop you enjoying good TV. Similarly bad hearing corrected with good hearing aids. Assuming vanity doesn't stop you wearing both of course. :wink:


Hearing aids don't correct hearing in the way glasses correct eyesight... not by a long shot.
by [XAP]Bob
2 May 2019, 11:47pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Good cheap helmet
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: Good cheap helmet

I'm looking for a helmet that'll keep me safe Safe from what? Whatever you want to be kept safe from a helmet that doesn't fit is not going to help. A helmet that is uncomfortable won't be worn, possibly even reducing the amount you ride, so won't help. The circumstances in which a helmet can help ...
by [XAP]Bob
2 May 2019, 11:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hi-tech voting?
Replies: 37
Views: 737

Re: Hi-tech voting?

Reminds me of last election I voted in. First that I went there with my other half (son was with grandparents). I took a pen for some reason not knowing about the pencil thing somehow. The polling staff spotted the ink and said it wasn't allowed. They took it and destroyed .. Obviously pencil is us...
by [XAP]Bob
2 May 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hi-tech voting?
Replies: 37
Views: 737

Re: Hi-tech voting?

Moreover, I don't think there have been any cases of voter impersonation, locally, for many years past. Or at least any *discovered* and publicised cases. Taking the polling card as ID is fine - requiring something else is starting to discriminate against certain voters (generally those who are eco...
by [XAP]Bob
2 May 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hi-tech voting?
Replies: 37
Views: 737

Re: Hi-tech voting?

No - no - no...