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by Stevek76
7 Feb 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 828
Views: 52841

Re: TV licensing...

Their location filtering might be working on the routing rather than the origin IP (no idea if this is possible)

If any ISPs network is struggling, packets can end up going on a bit of a world trip to get to another place in the same country.
by Stevek76
7 Feb 2018, 1:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Left Hook by an e-bike
Replies: 33
Views: 2690

Re: Left Hook by an e-bike

Legally compliant ones have more acceleration than the average utility cyclist not putting much effort in, but not more than a reasonably fit person putting some effort in. The legal limit on power is 250W so there's no reason the left hooking cyclist couldn't just be a normal one. The OPs problem w...
by Stevek76
7 Feb 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Left Hook by an e-bike
Replies: 33
Views: 2690

Re: Left Hook by an e-bike

however the speed in which the users of e-bikes can accelerate and the top speed compared to ones normal speed you could do under your own steam is absolutely an issue that is being ignored. Well the assist is legally required to cut out above 15.5mph, which might be faster than unfit people can po...
by Stevek76
5 Feb 2018, 5:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A tougher line on speeding?
Replies: 305
Views: 12855

Re: A tougher line on speeding?

Re accident stats, there are boxes for both 'exceeding the speed limit' and 'inappropriate speed for the conditions' on the form. Obviously this all based on the judgement of the attending officer at the time. I think the data, with the contributing factors, is available in mostly public form from t...
by Stevek76
5 Feb 2018, 1:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21232
Views: 515737

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

They probably won't be able to which is why things will get interesting. May has been able to keep the Tory remain contingent mostly on board so far, I doubt a bojo, JRM etc 'dream team' will have the same success and you can't run a country without a functioning majority.
by Stevek76
5 Feb 2018, 12:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21232
Views: 515737

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

Well there's no exactly much changing to talk about really is there? Just a bemused watching of the continuing slow motion car crash. The government continues to pretend some kind of fudge/double cake is possible while posturing to the more dedicated leave supporters in the tory party until reality/...
by Stevek76
4 Feb 2018, 6:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 828
Views: 52841

Re: TV licensing...

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2004/692/regulation/9/made 9.—(1) In Part 4 of the Act (licensing of TV reception), “television receiver” means any apparatus installed or used for the purpose of receiving (whether by means of wireless telegraphy or otherwise) any television programme service, whe...
by Stevek76
4 Feb 2018, 12:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 828
Views: 52841

Re: TV licensing...

They want a valid postcode so you can't invent one. You can just click a point to somewhere in google maps though and it'll tell you the postcode, plus the OS has a free list/GIS layer of all of the postcode centroids in the country. I've had the same bbc account I use since being a teenager at my ...
by Stevek76
1 Feb 2018, 10:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bath Two Tunnels route -access partially blocked
Replies: 26
Views: 1614

Re: Bath Two Tunnels route -access partially blocked

Well yes, it's a street that predates the existence of the motorvehicle, they're not exactly uncommon. Surely something that should be taken into account before choosing to purchase/rent a house right up the end of it is how practical it is to access it with your ridiculous and unnecessary off road ...
by Stevek76
1 Feb 2018, 10:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bath Two Tunnels route -access partially blocked
Replies: 26
Views: 1614

Re: Bath Two Tunnels route -access partially blocked

Well, yes, it would be, so instead of starting across the road, they should reverse from parallel with the nearest kerbside and turn in hard on full lock, avoiding that problem. I'd agree with that, but I'd imagine the tractor the house owner appears to use probably would struggle to turn around in...
by Stevek76
31 Jan 2018, 11:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Baldwin Street cycle path (Bristol)
Replies: 12
Views: 1097

Re: Baldwin Street cycle path (Bristol)

whoof wrote:I think I may have spotted the flaw in the design on the pavement and cycle path.


It amazes me that it's somehow allowed to leave scaffolding on the public footway for years.
by Stevek76
29 Jan 2018, 12:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 403
Views: 192996

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

If the police have pulled you over for a breath test because your driving is obviously not up to scratch then imo, the defence of 'my drink was spiked' becomes irrelevant. As far as I'm concerned, if you're not self-aware/critical enough to know when you're not fit to drive you're not fit to drive a...
by Stevek76
27 Jan 2018, 2:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nutella ooh la la!
Replies: 33
Views: 1190

Re: Nutella ooh la la!

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Well a standard sponge cake is 25% sugar and 25% butter. Worth keeping some perspective when presented with shock images like that.

Though Nutella is too sweet for my own tastes.
by Stevek76
26 Jan 2018, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving
Replies: 126
Views: 9624

Re: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving

I think it's generally considered more hassle to get on a bike (lights, clothing, panniers, lock etc) Well that's the point isn't it. In countries where cycling is normal, most of those items don't apply. Lights are fixed to the bike and run off a dynamo, clothing is the same stuff you normally wea...
by Stevek76
26 Jan 2018, 1:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How do you Prefer Your Hills?
Replies: 56
Views: 6971

Re: How do you Prefer Your Hills?

I live in bristol and tend to prefer the back streets getting about as they're less polluted so I'm used to the short and sharp approach. I'm more Hoy than Frome in build as well.

Get it over with and have a breather at the top :lol: