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by roubaixtuesday
5 Jul 2019, 10:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tom Watson urges Labour supporters to sign remain declaration
Replies: 14
Views: 362

Re: Tom Watson urges Labour supporters to sign remain declaration

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:And hindsight is a great thing, but when we voted I don't think anybody was really discussing the margins Were they?


Some people were.

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by roubaixtuesday
5 Jul 2019, 9:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17483
Views: 422815

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

Athenian democracy was stamped on not that long after it had flowered, as has other attempts by ordinary people to promote a luke warm version of it since the end of the medieval period. I think if the internet had never been invented what's left of democracy would have died by now, the real villei...
by roubaixtuesday
3 Jul 2019, 10:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone watching women's world cup football?
Replies: 87
Views: 1798

Re: Anyone watching women's world cup football?

Mick, we have 3 confirmed viewers, so I've extrapolated that the total number was between 10 78 and 10 82 , which I think is equivalent to all the atoms in the Universe, so a pretty good turnout. Spot on. :D The problem with statistics like this being extrapolated to give a total figure may indeed ...
by roubaixtuesday
2 Jul 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17483
Views: 422815

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

Democracy has been kept waiting long enough now, time to get on with leaving the EU. Calling the majority of the voting population plebs is actually what most of us are. However anti -democracy types who are mostly remainers use the term as an insult. Funny, but the only people advocating suspendin...
by roubaixtuesday
2 Jul 2019, 10:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

I did see reports that the recent heatwave would cause some reactors to be shut down due to low river levels, which does make you wonder about their efficacy in the future. A rather ironic argument given that the intensity of the heat wave has been exacerbated by fossil fuel emissions... Wasn't int...
by roubaixtuesday
2 Jul 2019, 6:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

The cleanliness of all elecric vehicles depends upon their energy source . Interestingly, unless the electricity is coal generated, e- vehicles are so much more efficient than ICE that carbon emissions are lower regardless of source. The UK burns almost zero coal. I did see reports that the recent ...
by roubaixtuesday
1 Jul 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

It's not entirely true to believe that a bus with a low average speed therefore is very fuel efficient. The repeated acceleration to get back up to speed uses fuel just like an normal engine. There may be some recovery in braking or deacceleration but not that much. This is exactly where e vehicles...
by roubaixtuesday
1 Jul 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10-50 cassette
Replies: 83
Views: 2780

Re: 10-50 cassette

Hi, It takes a certain amount of skill to climb at 2.5mph @ 90rpm. Yes it does! I nearly fell into a quarry whilst on a stupid climb from a beach, no matter what your revs are its the speed of the wheels which at a point no longer give gyroscopic to stay upright. I was actually on a 30" sittin...
by roubaixtuesday
1 Jul 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10-50 cassette
Replies: 83
Views: 2780

Re: 10-50 cassette

Ebike?
by roubaixtuesday
30 Jun 2019, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

A long drive like that can be very enjoyable and so long as you have a good rest before the off, it's no problem at all. This is, to put it extremely politely, not substantiated by the evidence. It is extremely dangerous, hence the highway code. It's like drunk drivers who claim to be more careful ...
by roubaixtuesday
30 Jun 2019, 8:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Leave Plymouth heading for Glasgow - a drive I used to do fortnightly overnight - it's a 500mile drive. I did it basically non stop in a Peugeot 205. Stopping to recharge three times using an EV would be impossible. It used to take me six hours to drive to Glasgow, you'd have to double that driving...
by roubaixtuesday
29 Jun 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Currently available charging technology allows a 300 mile range charge in 20 minutes. https://cleantechnica.com/2019/06/10/top-gear-declares-tesla-model-3-fastest-charging-car-in-the-world/ That's for an expensive car, and not as fast as petrol, but surely fast enough that it portends removal of cha...
by roubaixtuesday
29 Jun 2019, 2:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Discussing all this in the pub garden yesterday evening, it was pointed out to me that solar panels have a limited life-span as they degrade over the years and become less efficient. Newer ones are better than older ones, but they will all degrade. Some are 25years old now and produce less than 50%...
by roubaixtuesday
29 Jun 2019, 10:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Discussing all this in the pub garden yesterday evening, it was pointed out to me that solar panels have a limited life-span as they degrade over the years and become less efficient. Newer ones are better than older ones, but they will all degrade. Some are 25years old now and produce less than 50%...
by roubaixtuesday
28 Jun 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5077

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Mick F wrote:Until the cost of EV comes right down, not enough drivers will buy them, no matter about the planet and fossil fuels.


Your certainty about the future is touching.

Fossil fuels are a finite resource btw.