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by Psamathe
25 Nov 2020, 2:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Repeated Bullying By Your Boss
Replies: 78
Views: 1778

Re: Repeated Bullying By Your Boss

Johnson doesn't even seem to know where he stands. One day he's dismissing bullying despite his own inquiry finding bullying happened. Next day he's writing to Civil Service saying bullying mts never be tollerated. Any now today he's 'I make no apology for standing by Priti Patel,' says Boris Johnso...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2020, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moving Xmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1146

Re: Moving Xmas

I could understand it if there were no vaccines in sight. Maybe, and just maybe, lifting restrictions for Christmas to raise the country's morale might be justified. ..... I believe a major aspect of the issue with "public morale" is failure of leadership. Public believe (according to pol...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2020, 10:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moving Xmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1146

Re: Moving Xmas

The government is yet again getting its messages in a twist. Meanwhile Independent SAGE has come up with: "Safer Winter Celebrations and Festivities" : https://www.independentsage.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Winter-celebrations-final.pdf ..... Even the introduction had me laughing. Sen...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2020, 10:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moving Xmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1146

Re: Moving Xmas

I suspect that reducing restrictions over Xmas is government being pragmatic: some people will do whatever they want anyway. That's what I've heard reported but it raises big questions about our laws. Why impose a 20 mph speed limit when everybody ignores it and there is no enforcement and people j...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2020, 9:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moving Xmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1146

Re: Moving Xmas

I don't understand the need with some for a "real" Xmas above anything else (I suspect this is mainly nothing to do with religion). Even the Government is saying if we want a few days at Xmas we'll need several weeks lockdown afterwards. How mad is that! It is admitting that many will get...
by Psamathe
25 Nov 2020, 9:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigation in Scotland
Replies: 38
Views: 1414

Re: Navigation in Scotland

Slightly separate issue but if your phone screen will be on significant amount of time, check how well your battery will last. Depends a lot on phone, use, etc. but before my 1st tour I put a new battery in my phone, went for a ride screen on with it on handle bars and only got a few hours out of it...
by Psamathe
24 Nov 2020, 2:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit
Replies: 143
Views: 4592

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

I'm usually away 11 or 14 days depending on the boat times -- like you I have started using a big battery pack which charges the phone and stuff for about 3 days then when I get the chance I'll get it on the charge. I take an smaller lighter power bank with me for the days cycle but usually don't n...
by Psamathe
24 Nov 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 128
Views: 4375

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

Surely if you're going on an extended holiday for more than 3 months round Europe you could start it by spending a day touring consulates or embassies getting any necessary visas before your trip? If your trip isn't worth that bit of pre planning then why bother with it? Our time in the EU has spoi...
by Psamathe
23 Nov 2020, 8:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!
Replies: 328
Views: 21125

Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

https://digitalcontent.api.tesco.com/v2/media/ghs/1f14d2f2-c173-4214-a815-b7c413704dc8/snapshotimagehandler_589163188.jpeg?h=540&w=540 Just started a trial run with Flahavan's. Very nice and very yummy :D A little bit dearer than Scots or Quakers but quality rarely comes cheap. May have to stoc...
by Psamathe
23 Nov 2020, 8:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 128
Views: 4375

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

My guess (lots of ???) is that countries like Portugal, Spain and maybe Greece and France will introduce an easy to get 'tourist extension visa' to facilitate the many long termers that stay each year. This is unlikely to help cyclists much as it would restrict you to that country and you might(??)...
by Psamathe
23 Nov 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 128
Views: 4375

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

I think it is worth having this discussion now. I wasn't suggesting that we don't have further discussions, I think they are useful and interesting. However, I do (now) question the validity of this post as a sticky. It was a good idea when first raised by Navrig, but extended discussion/argument/c...
by Psamathe
23 Nov 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 654
Views: 17033

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

I see the Conservative Covid Denial Group are talking about rebelling against stricter tiers because it might impact their £££££ and they want a "cost justification". Any cost justification will be "interesting" particularly what the budget the "cost" against each death...
by Psamathe
22 Nov 2020, 11:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 654
Views: 17033

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

BTW I had to think again to clarlfy to myself that asymptomatic means positive but with no symptoms. It doesn't mean someone who is virus free - that is simply, well, virus free - time to check this I think! That isn't right. Asymptomatic if unqualified simply means having no symptoms. Asymptomatic...
by Psamathe
22 Nov 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: iPhone app icon colours
Replies: 19
Views: 323

Re: iPhone app icon colours

Not (as far as I know). Some 3rd party apps allow you to change their app icon (which mostly means select from a range of the same icon but in different colours). But not found any way for Apple apps and only a few 3rd party apps provide such a feature anyway. For no particular reason (i.e. not to a...
by Psamathe
22 Nov 2020, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 654
Views: 17033

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

AIUI, the countries which have been able to depend on test and trace stopped the infection getting out of control from the outset with strong border controls, something which should be facilitated by being a group of islands. But in those countries did mates of the leader get prestigious jobs despi...