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by Vorpal
9 Jul 2020, 2:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 427
Views: 11107

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

99% of scientists are too afraid to reveal the truth So they just make up experimental results? Well that's exactly what they've done isn't it? A test so flawed that we know full well it cannot isolate the virus strain, otherwise why would the government force the hand of doctors to write C.19 on a...
by Vorpal
9 Jul 2020, 9:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

There are radically different proportions of female doctors in different countries. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4235590/#!po=0.657895 Whatever the reasons, this clearly cannot be explained by a simple biological imperative. Interesting article (or rather research). One of the stats...
by Vorpal
9 Jul 2020, 8:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

America probably has unusually demanding working requirements but it's still the same in Europe where maternity leave, paid leave etc is more generous. There was a similar article to this about UK medicine not long ago. My wife, a nurse, remembers working with a female doctor towards the end of the...
by Vorpal
8 Jul 2020, 6:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle training for all!
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Re: Cycle training for all!

There were a couple of studies... One looked at cycling habits after Bikeability & found no evidence the children who had training cycled more. Another looked at the behaviour of children who had been through cycle training, and found that they exhibited safer cycling practices. The Bikeability ...
by Vorpal
8 Jul 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best electrolyte tablets?
Replies: 41
Views: 1229

Re: Best electrolyte tablets?

I buy little bottles of electrolyte drops. Most health food shops have them, although I just check Holland & Barratt's website & they don't seem to have them. I've also seen them at shops that sell protein mixes for athletes. I think the ones I bought int he UK were just called elctrolyte pl...
by Vorpal
8 Jul 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 212
Views: 15912

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

For every good piece of information, she seems to include 2 bits of misinformation. And when the trans community; even gender therapists (I've seen some posting on twitter about it) try to explain to her, which bits are incorrect or misinformed, she doubles down. My biggest problem with her, was al...
by Vorpal
8 Jul 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

My question is that all this thing about me to et cetera type of thing is- are BAME people really interested in the same sort of things as your typical white British person is? If you just think of them as people, I think that your question is answered. And we're on the subject are women in general...
by Vorpal
8 Jul 2020, 11:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 212
Views: 15912

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

For every good piece of information, she seems to include 2 bits of misinformation. And when the trans community; even gender therapists (I've seen some posting on twitter about it) try to explain to her, which bits are incorrect or misinformed, she doubles down. My biggest problem with her, was all...
by Vorpal
8 Jul 2020, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

[ I tend to agree. I don't think race is particularly relevant to cycling which is why Cycling UK should have stayed out of the whole BLM debate. The biggest issue by far is the ever present danger to cyclists from motor vehicles, from careless down to downright dangerous driving. Now the majority ...
by Vorpal
7 Jul 2020, 2:38pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 67
Views: 123481

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

This thread did not need resurrecting.
by Vorpal
7 Jul 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

They were one country until 70 years ago and still share common history, language, food and popular culture. The feminist movements you allude to are in the big urban centres. Not in the rural areas where women play a secondary role to men, often willingly because that's all they know. I am aware o...
by Vorpal
7 Jul 2020, 8:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 427
Views: 11107

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

I guess 99% of scientists are wrong, yet again. [/sarcasm]
by Vorpal
7 Jul 2020, 8:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

It's becoming rarer though it still happens. The Indo Pak culture, being very paternalistic, has men making rules for the interest of men. And if you, as a woman are born and raised there, you know no different, so accept the rules. Indian and Pakistani cultures are very different, even if they hav...
by Vorpal
6 Jul 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque wrench 6-30nm
Replies: 66
Views: 1190

Re: Torque wrench 6-30nm

Using the weight is close enough if the torque wrench is horizontal. We're not disagreeing. But I was trying to help the questioner by pointing out that in the bag of sugar test you need to bring g into it as well as knowing the mass and the distance in order to calculate the torque. It would be ea...
by Vorpal
6 Jul 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque wrench 6-30nm
Replies: 66
Views: 1190

Re: Torque wrench 6-30nm

Where do I hang the bag of sugar? What I mean is, if torque is angular force at a distance from the pivot (there, I told you I don't understand) does it matter where I hang the bag of sugar? Or more to the point, where my hand is when I'm actually tightening a bolt. You the torque wrench at horizon...