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by mw3230
28 Apr 2010, 6:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikeroutetoaster problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1719

Re: Bikeroutetoaster problem

If you open the Javascript error console (Ctrl+Shift+J), clear it, and log in again, do you get any errors come up in it? Remains clear but still couldn't log in Edit - just opened BRT in IE - worked fine and I was able to log in and see my saved course. In future I'll do it that way. Obviously the...
by mw3230
28 Apr 2010, 6:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do derailleur springs lose tension?
Replies: 11
Views: 2900

Re: Do derailleur springs lose tension?

Sorry for being flippant .... but the title of this thread put me in mind of the song - "Do your dérailleur springs lose their tension on the bed post overnight"

:oops: :oops:

Apologies to Lonnie Donegan

http://www.lonniedoneganinc.com/discography.html
by mw3230
28 Apr 2010, 6:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?
Replies: 78
Views: 3861

Re: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?

I have three children and after this discussion I'm not sure how to categorise them. All have graduated and two are accountants working for two of the big four. The third is currently travelling. Reading what others have posted I think it's safe to say we were beguiled when the school told us our el...
by mw3230
27 Apr 2010, 7:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikeroutetoaster problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1719

Re: Bikeroutetoaster problem

stewartpratt wrote:Working fine for me with FF3.6 on XP and FF3.0 on Ubuntu. What version and OS do you have? Any plugins that might be interfering?


Firefox version 3.6.3 with the only add on being a Dictionary. Using Windows 7
by mw3230
27 Apr 2010, 5:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?
Replies: 78
Views: 3861

Re: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?

If you would like a world where nobody ever said no to a child, or never explained to them why their behaviour was unacceptable, you have a very idealistic idea of what is expected of teachers in relation to what is practically achievable. I don't think anyone wants that world. The public's expecta...
by mw3230
27 Apr 2010, 3:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?
Replies: 78
Views: 3861

Re: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?

Very strict does not automatically a good teacher make. Knock them into shape - not the sort of language which fills me with confidence But very strict doesn't automatically make a bad teacher either so I don't see that, based on this limited piece of information, any judgement can be made on F's a...
by mw3230
27 Apr 2010, 3:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?
Replies: 78
Views: 3861

Re: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?

I had many horrible little oiks Frustration and anger at the pointlessness of it all led me not to tarry long as a teacher. If that was how you regarded your pupils it's no bad thing you left the job. So what do you want, teachers who don't see a problem with lazy students? Teachers who are so with...
by mw3230
27 Apr 2010, 5:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?
Replies: 78
Views: 3861

Re: Where have all the Thick Kids Gone?

I'm concerned at some of the terminology used in this thread and think that some of the posters need to reflect on how they are describing young people. My wife was a SENCO in a large inner city secondary school and she specialised in dealing with the section of school society some (including some o...
by mw3230
27 Apr 2010, 5:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vote Tory! **** the common people
Replies: 73
Views: 7103

Re: Vote Tory! **** the common people

Proportional representation - isn't that the sort of thing that means the ballot paper is the length of a roll of wallpaper, nobody wins and we have constant elections and no viable, accountable government - like Belgium.... sounds fantastic. Like tofu and lentils and body piercings!!!
by mw3230
27 Apr 2010, 5:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Best Sustrans (NCR) routes??
Replies: 28
Views: 1516

Re: Best Sustrans (NCR) routes??

The OP wanted GOOD routes but everyone started moaning!..... What is the "OP"? OP - original poster! IM(H)O - in my (humble) opinion IIRC - if I recall correctly PPEASO - previous poster expressed a stupid opinion* * I just made this up, it's not a recognised abbreviation but don't you th...
by mw3230
27 Apr 2010, 5:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old age, sun and balding bonce
Replies: 14
Views: 874

Re: Old age, sun and balding bonce

A pal of mine always wears a buff under his helmet and he wears it in the style that has a flap at the rear - foreign legion style - which protects the back of the neck. He says that sweat wicks away to the neck covering bit and the dampness helps to cool. It keeps the sun off his scalp in the summe...
by mw3230
26 Apr 2010, 8:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: selling a cycletowork bike ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: selling a cycletowork bike ??

Will you lose if you sell it? Getting an £1100 bike for what will you have paid - £700. Second hand value will be more than the cost to you will it not? Just sell it and buy something you will be happier with
by mw3230
26 Apr 2010, 7:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chatting with Harriet?
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Chatting with Harriet?

Better than being caught by the B*lls

Mod - link to the above thread on same topic?
by mw3230
26 Apr 2010, 7:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A right balls up
Replies: 31
Views: 1762

Re: A right balls up

There but for the grace of God go .... I wonder how many of us! Not excusing him of course, just a little empathy .... On second thoughts, after the thread concerning the jockey I withdraw my empathy for fear of having an burning effigy of a mobile phone planted on my lawn

:oops:
by mw3230
25 Apr 2010, 6:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Rich List
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: The Rich List

Jonty wrote:I'm rich and happy.
jonty


Good for you - the rest of us didn't say we weren't rich - simply that we weren't rich enough to be on the list!