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by Psamathe
4 Dec 2019, 2:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)
Replies: 219
Views: 6534

Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Andrew withdrawing from 230 charities. Holy moly, this is big stuff. :shock: And what on earth did he do for 230 charities apart from having his name on the letter head? You (indirectly) raise an important issue. Getting letterhead, publicity, ads, brochures, websites, etc. changed costs money. Cha...
by Psamathe
4 Dec 2019, 1:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 869
Views: 18859

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

...... Sometimes MP do things that the majority in constituency don't support, because the evidence, or the party suggest another alternative is better. ...... I agree. In effect that is what they are paid for. To look at complex issues that the general population does not have time to adequately s...
by Psamathe
4 Dec 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?
Replies: 28
Views: 666

Re: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?

In 1973 Harolds Parliament asked "Do you think the UK should stay in the European Community (Common Market)?" At the time we voted yes. This time we voted no. Cutting through all the waffle obfuscation and legalese, that majority decision must be respected. ..... So if we had a referendum...
by Psamathe
16 Nov 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?
Replies: 86
Views: 1697

Re: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?

I like them. As others have said, they do change the countryside but we've been doing that for centuries and farmers continue doing it these days (e.g. hedgerow going). And Climate Change is going to cause some significant changes as well. Large expanses of green carpet is not "natural countrys...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2019, 11:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 869
Views: 18859

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Caught the latter part of the Boris interview on the Beeb this morning - he didn't come across very well at all, in fact I felt just a little sorry for the guy, he's totally out of his depth in this situation. You can't just make jokes, keep repeating the same slogans and try to criticise your oppo...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 521179

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

All taxes are OUR money, the government and the Superstate dont have any they just spend ours. Get it back... Are you saying we shouldnt apply to squeeze cash out of the EU? I would rather see it spent on our flood victims than the Brussels/Strasbourg gravy train and Junkers wine fridge, subsidisin...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 869
Views: 18859

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

.... Labour has promised to give every home and business in the UK free full-fibre broadband by 2030, if it wins the general election. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50427369 I am voting Labour :D :D :D :D :D :D :D I think it's a very sensible proposal. At lease a minimum spec contract fr...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2019, 12:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Google's Tool to see what info they have on you
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: Google's Tool to see what info they have on you

Thats unbelievable. How on earth can that ever happen? Fortunatley we have data protection laws so it cant happen here? hmm seems like it has? This is not the first time Google has ended up in hot water over its efforts to become the dominant player in healthcare data and analytics. In 2017, the tr...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2019, 12:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Google's Tool to see what info they have on you
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: Google's Tool to see what info they have on you

Do you think Google's tool showing what they know about you would have disclosed if they had your medical records? Only the US unmasked so far https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/12/google-medical-data-project-nightingale-secret-transfer-us-health-information I agree and think very rele...
by Psamathe
15 Nov 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?
Replies: 63
Views: 1673

Re: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?

... Edit: Looks like you can get access to OS Digital maps for £2 per month. I think I’m going to sign up for that. You get access to all 607 OS maps for that and can download them to your phone to use offline. When I first got a smartphone I purchased OS mapping for East Anglia. After a few months...
by Psamathe
14 Nov 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 762
Views: 111714

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Has anyone figured out a way to name a file before download. Had to make a couple of changes with a mobile phone in Belgium this week and finished up with files named cycle.travel, cycle.travel(1), cycle.travel(2), cycle.travel(3). Would help if I could individually name the GPX file. On the PC I j...
by Psamathe
14 Nov 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?
Replies: 63
Views: 1673

Re: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?

I pre-plotted the route on MapMyRide. The Garmin was just following the track I’d made. How am I to know that a route is a track and not a road? What am I to do in an unfamiliar area? If local, I would have spotted that this track wasn’t a road, but these were roads I’ve never ridden on before. If ...
by Psamathe
14 Nov 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?
Replies: 63
Views: 1673

Re: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?

But you surely didn't pre-design the route at all? You were relying on the garmin to calculate a lot of it as you rode. I'd never set off on a long ride like this. I pre-plotted the route on MapMyRide. The Garmin was just following the track I’d made. How am I to know that a route is a track and no...
by Psamathe
14 Nov 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 521179

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

..... A couple questions,why would a Russian oligarch donate £1.2m to the Tory party? And why won't the present PM release the report into it? ..... Even where these donors are also UK citizens, I wonder if the original source of those funds has been established. Are (some of) those donors just a c...
by Psamathe
14 Nov 2019, 11:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 521179

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

Johnson has, apparently, requested EU money to help with the Yorkshire floods. Would they be the floods he didn't think were a national emergency and couldn't be buttocked to show his face at until shamed into doing so :x I was interesting how useless Johnson was when faced with those expressing th...