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by Psamathe
8 Mar 2014, 4:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC PRESENTERS SALARIES !
Replies: 48
Views: 13012

Re: BBC PRESENTERS SALARIES !

BBC does not have to pay the mega presenter salaries because they have access to a vast pool of people capable of doing the job on sensible pay. It is the BBC's perception on needing "celebrity" that skews everything. Ian ... Susan Whatserface left because the beeb wouldn't match the offe...
by Psamathe
8 Mar 2014, 2:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bedford turbo roundabout - it is done
Replies: 433
Views: 69684

Re: Bedford turbo roundabout

thirdcrank wrote:... and the only contribution from the CTC was to endorse the scheme to the extent of defending it on here.


And giving their "green light" to the use of funds for cycle safety to be used on the scheme.

Ian
by Psamathe
8 Mar 2014, 2:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why does my GPS do this?
Replies: 51
Views: 10728

Re: Why does my GPS do this?

Hi Worst case accuracy of the GPS signal is 7.8m, but this is in space. Atmospheric and other effects at bike level change this. Military systems make an ionospheric correction for greater accuracy. @OP crosswind, maybe? :D Regards tim-b I have a gps which runs more or less full time on my boat. It...
by Psamathe
8 Mar 2014, 11:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC PRESENTERS SALARIES !
Replies: 48
Views: 13012

Re: BBC PRESENTERS SALARIES !

Personally I don't care who reads the news as long as they speak clearly, etc.. I don't need a celebrity and to meet my needs the BBC could find many hundreds of newsreaders who would be more than happy on normal salaries (normal for an office job wearing a suit). Has the BBC ever gone out to look ...
by Psamathe
8 Mar 2014, 10:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rail Companies Letting Down Cyclists
Replies: 75
Views: 13773

Re: Rail Companies Letting Down Cyclists

I think there are 2 aspects to achieving a solution: Motivation to find a solution and the solution itself. I don't know enough about train design to even start to think about sensible ways to carry bikes; but given how clever our designers are these days I'm sure they can come up with practical mea...
by Psamathe
7 Mar 2014, 3:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rail Companies Letting Down Cyclists
Replies: 75
Views: 13773

Re: Rail Companies Letting Down Cyclists

We have a similar problem, 2 bikes per train (sometimes 4, depends on what turns up), no reservations, so if I take my bike to Edinburgh, I can't be sure I'll get there or get back, and the same is true for Edinburgh cyclists who want to come and cycle the Trossachs or Ochills, so it's bad for tour...
by Psamathe
6 Mar 2014, 9:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bedford turbo roundabout - it is done
Replies: 433
Views: 69684

Re: Bedford turbo roundabout

I would have thought if you want to slow down the traffic, put up loads of 20 speed signs and loads of cameras. And you will rake in loads on money until all the Clarkson fans lose their licences. Much cheaper and word about cameras and fines will quickly get around and people will mostly slow down ...
by Psamathe
6 Mar 2014, 11:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rail Companies Letting Down Cyclists
Replies: 75
Views: 13773

Re: Rail Companies Letting Down Cyclists

Whilst I have no experience of bikes on train, I suspect that many of the reported problems stem from a privately owned rail system. Rightly or wrongly, under our capitalist system the privately owned rail companies have to act solely in the interests of their shareholders. Considerations as to prov...
by Psamathe
6 Mar 2014, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Ukraine
Replies: 22
Views: 11310

Re: The Ukraine

What I find strange about conflict is how help from others is so dependent on their own self interest. So when problems started in Syria the West was being very critical or Russia because Russia wanted to engage in diplomacy, get talks going etc. (which also coincided with their self interest). And ...
by Psamathe
5 Mar 2014, 11:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC PRESENTERS SALARIES !
Replies: 48
Views: 13012

Re: BBC PRESENTERS SALARIES !

Commercial broadcasting is paid for largely by adverts. The cost of this advertising is added to the price of goods so even those without a television are paying for commercial broadcasting. There's no way of avoiding this charge either because if you don't have a TV you won't even know which goods...
by Psamathe
5 Mar 2014, 10:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC PRESENTERS SALARIES !
Replies: 48
Views: 13012

Re: BBC PRESENTERS SALARIES !

And why are we forced to pay just because its there :?: The argument is always said that the BBC produce good programs............... :? If they really do produce good programs then they should be in a very strong position in a commercial situation and should have no difficulties were they switched...
by Psamathe
4 Mar 2014, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC PRESENTERS SALARIES !
Replies: 48
Views: 13012

Re: BBC PRESENTERS SALARIES !

I think a lot of the mega salaries is driven by the western cult of celebrity. Personally I don't care who reads the news as long as they speak clearly, etc.. I don't need a celebrity and to meet my needs the BBC could find many hundreds of newsreaders who would be more than happy on normal salaries...
by Psamathe
4 Mar 2014, 10:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 13329

Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos



[XAP]Bob wrote:warrington cycle facility of the month


Excellent. Many thanks.

Ian
by Psamathe
4 Mar 2014, 10:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 13329

Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/mar/04/cycling-paths-in-your-city-share-your-pictures What are the pleasures of cycling in your city? And what difficulties and risks do you encounter when you ride your bike? We want to see what cycling infrastructure is like in cities all over the world Some...
by Psamathe
3 Mar 2014, 9:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Deliberate Serious Incident Claim
Replies: 8
Views: 11868

Re: Deliberate Serious Incident Claim

I had reason to take somebody to court a couple of years ago though nothing to do with cycling/ists or roads/driving (it was about a house purchase contract). I used a solicitor quite remote from me so it was all done by e-mail/post/telephone. Apparently this is no problem should court appearances b...