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by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?
Replies: 51
Views: 1463

Re: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?

Why 20 mph, why not 10 mph .... How many of the accidents that occur in 30 mph areas are caused by vehicles exceeding the speed limit ? So the accident rate will stay the same but the causial vehicles will just be breaking the speed limit by a greater margin ? What does the data say ... after all t...
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?
Replies: 51
Views: 1463

Re: Why not a campaign for 20mph speed limit in Scotland, like Wales?

Why 20 mph, why not 10 mph .... How many of the accidents that occur in 30 mph areas are caused by vehicles exceeding the speed limit ? So the accident rate will stay the same but the causial vehicles will just be breaking the speed limit by a greater margin ? What does the data say ... after all t...
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1513

Re: Cyclecraft

If you would use adequate infrastructure, you're not vehicularist. They're the ones who write letters of objection to cycleways without even looking at the plans - just because it's a cycleway. They're the ones who get picked up by Dutch police for riding on the dual carriageway outside Schipol ins...
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 6:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1513

Re: Cyclecraft

I now think one probably should distinguish between "vehicular cyclists" (fine, just a way of getting around) and "vehicularist cyclists" (bad, the sort of people who oppose all cycling-specific lanes and roads as a matter of principle). When I read Cyclecraft I was surprised to...
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400697

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

al_yrpal wrote:?...I think remainers are generally all fond of a glass of the grape juice, ale is strictly for lumpen leavers.

Al


I made that point a little earlier in the thread. I fell foul of Poe's Law.
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 6:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400697

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

Really? AT BGS we used to say it was for kids too thick for Bourne Secondary Modern :lol: In reality though no kids were too thick for there. Back then three little towns in a row Stamford looked down on Bourne and Bourne looked down on Spalding. I'd guess Spalding looked down on Wisbech. I'm actua...
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400697

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

Really? We used to say it was for kids too thick for Bourne Secondary Modern :lol: Children often talk nonsense to put each other down. You should not take childhood prattle seriously. So you do claim that it occurred to you that I might not be serious, but discounted the possibility on the grounds...
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400697

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

pete75 wrote:
Given you were educated in Spalding I thought such subtlety beyond you.


Are you trying to tell me that the possibility of subtlety occurred to you, but you discounted it on the basis of your mistaken notion of SGS? It was an excellent school in those days.
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400697

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

One of the daftest anti remainer jibes I've read here. That aside I'd wager a majority of leavers drink lager not beer. My target was 'teers. I guess I missed. Isn't there a cautionary internet saying about that? Found it. Poe's law. Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humour, it i...
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400697

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

Nah. They can hold their beer. Surely effete remainers drink wine, ale is for stalwart John Bull. I knew no harm of Bonaparte and plenty of the Squire, And for to fight the Frenchman I did not much desire; But I did bash their baggonets because they came arrayed To straighten out the crooked road a...
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6971

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Brecquou adjoins Sark and the Brothers own and control a lot of stuff on Sark much to the disgust of many Islanders. Its about time all these slightly off mainland places and BOTs had their tax regulations nornalised. Its partly tax avoider pressure and the unwelcome prospect of the British taxpaye...
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6971

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Johnson is being paid £275,000 p.a. by the Barclay brothers, who also promote his leadership campaign in the Daily Telegraph. They live on Brechou in the Channel Islands, no doubt because they like the scenery. When Johnson is P.M. he will make decisions about pursuing tax avoiders. There may be oth...
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 2:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6971

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

I think you're right PR one way or another is the only fair system of government in a modern democracy. +1 ..[/quote] We had a referendum on that question and PR lost. Does that mean it is settled for once and all? NO polled more than twice as many votes as YES. What pejorative nickname shall we gi...
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 11:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My wireless speedo stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: My wireless speedo stopped working

I supposed my finger to the circuit point interface made a diode which demodulated the signal. The capacitive effect of your finger - maybe a sort of tuned circuit - as well as the diode effect. Just a diode, would detect all the stronger signals, not just one. Many years ago, I put a diode across ...
by Mike Sales
15 Jun 2019, 11:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 48
Views: 1513

Re: Cyclecraft

I agree that the battle to preserve our freedom to choose to use the road is crucially important. If we have to use any facility, however inadequate, there is even less incentive to provide good cycle paths.