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by PDQ Mobile
12 Oct 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20385
Views: 499327

Re: Remainers Angst thread

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:So all those who could not be bothered to vote just thought it's safe not to need to vote at all.........how wrong they and you were :P

On a similar note, do you personally think it was fair that UK citizens living in the EU were denied a vote?
by PDQ Mobile
12 Oct 2019, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 51
Views: 1119

Re: Chip and Pin question

The bank's system knows your PIN too. It must do. Encrypted form probably. When you make a payment "online" you are in "connection to the outside world. So some of what you have stated is not quite correct. I don't know about online banking card readers and their extra security. My gu...
by PDQ Mobile
12 Oct 2019, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 51
Views: 1119

Re: Chip and Pin question

Payment on a mobile device on an aircraft is an interesting one in this regard. Does the device record and store all transactions (for processing on landing) or does it use satellite connectivity? If there is no connectivity the PIN must be on the card in some form? It maybe that the PIN can be writ...
by PDQ Mobile
12 Oct 2019, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 1004

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Hmm.
Seeing as (old,plastic much better than copperIMHO) plumbing materials have come up, how about lead piping? Very easy to bend and shape!
If it doesn't collapse on you it will drive you bonkers through long contact!

Now what does that remind me of?
by PDQ Mobile
12 Oct 2019, 9:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 51
Views: 1119

Re: Chip and Pin question

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by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 125
Views: 42191

Re: One solution to tailgating?

I cannot see that anyone has mentioned it but a pretty simple, effective safe and legal, method of making a tailgater fall back in dry or semi dry conditions is to wash your windscreen.

Moral of story "always keep the reservoir well topped up"!
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20385
Views: 499327

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

roubaixtuesday wrote:
Psamathe wrote:I think you have completely mis-understood (or mis-represented) the article/new regs.


In other news, ursine creatures discovered defecating in arboreal areas.

And the Pope renounces Catholicism.
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20385
Views: 499327

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

roubaixtuesday wrote:
PDQ Mobile wrote:^^
I haven't got a garage.
Whatever will I do?


The regs require you to install a bed in your spare room for the inspector.

If you have no spare room you must "shove over so they can share your bed" is the exact phrase from the directive.

But I live in a 13' caravan!
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20385
Views: 499327

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

^^
I haven't got a garage.
Whatever will I do?
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 10:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26658

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

^^
Cugel.
"Some users" or most users?
Or half the users?

Where is the line drawn?
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 9:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26658

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

I have no problem with your choice of brakes,if they're what works for you then who am I to argue? I certainly didn't mean to argue at all. Fast is beautiful! The Maguras I have came on secondhand bikes and I grew to love them. Perhaps above all for their reliability. I do nothing more than clean t...
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 9:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26658

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

.....Hydraulic rim brakes reassure these people with their low lever force, but I’m not convinced that’s a good thing for emergency stops or riding in wet weather. Safe riding needs good judgement of road traction, something that disc brakes do nothing to enhance. That is correct. But what disc bra...
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 8:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26658

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Threada

If by "philosophical" you mean irrelevant I don't agree. An accurate account of how things work is always something to aim for. I'm sure most of us take more care at higher speeds. I didn't spot the donkey! No I didn't mean irrelevant at all. I meant, as someone else has pointed out, that...
by PDQ Mobile
10 Oct 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26658

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

I have no desire to show that disc brakes are a bad thing. I do feel that the "safety improvements" of a whole variety of things are not really all they are cracked up to be Yep, but TUC is using the risk compensation argument to claim that “discs are bad, m’kay”. :D I am not. But I do wa...
by PDQ Mobile
10 Oct 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fungi identification
Replies: 76
Views: 1726

Re: Fungi identification

661-Pete wrote:Please don't go out and drink ten pints with your meal of shaggy ink-caps, though! :shock:


And as if I would.
But given the state of the Country and now that you say it.... :wink: