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by Psamathe
4 Mar 2014, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC PRESENTERS SALARIES !
Replies: 48
Views: 13026

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: 13337

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: 13337

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: 11875

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...
by Psamathe
3 Mar 2014, 9:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ambulance service woes
Replies: 33
Views: 13691

Re: Ambulance service woes

Over a year ago now but my very aged parents (85 and 90) had the need to call an ambulance. My Mum can hardly walk her arthritis it so bad and my Dad lacks much strength (at 90). And my Mum fell over and my Dad did not have enough strength to lift her back up. So ambulance was called. After an hour ...
by Psamathe
3 Mar 2014, 12:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Computer Guru Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 11890

Re: Computer Guru Needed

I don't know Windows that well but a browser (Firefox or Internet Explorer) should not need an internet/network connection to work. They can happily open locally stored files. Thus, I suspect that the issues do not relate to network connectivity.

But afraid I can't offer other suggestions.

Ian
by Psamathe
3 Mar 2014, 12:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Insurance for an odd commute(r)
Replies: 29
Views: 12859

Re: Bike Insurance for an odd commute(r)

I will be parking it within the terms of the insurance, so it being nicked will be only an inconveniance mind you, can you spot it? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cambridge+station+bike+parking&safe=off&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=-EkTU7w7x5zRBf3BgfgI&ved=0CAsQ_AUoAw&...
by Psamathe
3 Mar 2014, 12:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why Are We So Far Behind....
Replies: 37
Views: 14104

Re: Why Are We So Far Behind....

I put a lot of it down to the nature of our politicians. They are generally (very) wealthy and those that keep them in power even wealthier (i.e. those making mega donations, old school mates, etc.). They all have massive egos and seem to favour massive vanity legacy projects - something they can be...
by Psamathe
2 Mar 2014, 9:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Google Maps Update
Replies: 21
Views: 8038

Re: Google Maps Update

Yep. Remember that Google is investing billions in self-driving cars. Remember that Google, rather than supporting public transport improvements (as any UK company would be required to do via Section 106 and the like), commissions fleets of private executive air-conditioned buses to transport its e...
by Psamathe
2 Mar 2014, 9:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: NHS Choices special report on cycling safety
Replies: 53
Views: 18154

Re: NHS Choices special report on cycling safety

The OP only posted yesterday! Not everyone spends every minutes of spare time checking their posts for responses. :wink: Viewing profile - gerard Joined:Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:26 pm Last visited:Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:29 pm Total posts:1 Today is the 2nd March. So 24 Feb to 2 March = yesterday ? Ian
by Psamathe
2 Mar 2014, 4:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: NHS Choices special report on cycling safety
Replies: 53
Views: 18154

Re: NHS Choices special report on cycling safety

Original poster dones not seem very interested in all the feedback everybody took so much trouble writing. Looks a bit like they just wanted loads of visits logged to their page. Disappointing given there was some really useful feedback that could have improved the article.

Ian
by Psamathe
2 Mar 2014, 10:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Towing a lab on an open trailer?
Replies: 10
Views: 7241

Re: Towing a lab on an open trailer?

Not answering the question, but when I was young and we took our dogs out in the car they loved having their noses out of the open windows. But my parents told me it was not good for the dog (can't remember why). I appreciate that you would probably not be travelling as fast (not with dog, trailer, ...
by Psamathe
1 Mar 2014, 2:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Google Maps Update
Replies: 21
Views: 8038

Re: Google Maps Update

I'm finding it really rather slow - to the point of being annoying. My ADSL is OK and other sites all seem fine (speed wise). So I can only think it is Google. Either than for there is more data to load - which makes it slower. I actually don't like Google Maps (actually all Google) on more of an id...
by Psamathe
1 Mar 2014, 11:55am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 267817

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

I note that this thread was started some time ago - is there a new name change proposed. "CTC" - fine "Cycle Touring Club" - fine "The National Cycling Charity" - pretty lame (and does not really describe what I understood the club is about) Why change things. Sounds li...
by Psamathe
28 Feb 2014, 10:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike computers...
Replies: 11
Views: 4721

Re: Bike computers...

Personally, I'd rather have a wired one. They are neater and smaller, and the wire can be routed easily - even shortened instead of having a big coil of excess. I have a non-digital wireless one (reasonable quality £40'ish). Good but ... when I get home I take it off the bike and its then starts sl...