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by Pastychomper
22 Jan 2019, 9:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mobile / Car Key Faraday Cage Bag?
Replies: 69
Views: 2867

Re: Mobile / Car Key Faraday Cage Bag?

I have plenty to hide. I even have things in my own trousers that I prefer to hide. I'm happy for my circle of acquaintances to know if my house is empty for a few hours at 25 o'clock every Thursday, but I'd rather not share that information with every temp who does data-processing for my internet s...
by Pastychomper
18 Jan 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)
Replies: 32
Views: 4828

Re: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)

Warning: Non-cycling anecdote. Some years ago I was walking my little brown dog in a park, on a dark autumn evening. That part of the park was wide and otherwise deserted, and the dog was having fun running about. There were woods all around and if the dog went too far I lost sight of her against th...
by Pastychomper
10 Jan 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Motorists Punish Helmet-Wearing Cyclists With Close Passes, Confirms Data Recrunch
Replies: 23
Views: 977

Drifting OT

... In another topic someone said (in London I think) that they had been shouted at, straight into the face " Pay effing road tax ", by a ten year old!! So I could imagine a parent of said urchin could well be tempted to close pass what he would perceive as a dedicated and "armored&q...
by Pastychomper
9 Jan 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Proof if it were needed
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Can't See the Logic

Sister of a cyclist killed by tractor is campaigning for a helmet law. Her brother was wearing a helmet so a law would have made no difference. https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/sister-cyclist-who-died-after-2348187 So maybe camp\ign for better helmet standards, bigger sentences fo...
by Pastychomper
3 Jan 2019, 10:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst thing found on the road
Replies: 54
Views: 3243

Re: Worst thing found on the road

... Paramedic informed me that if you cannot feel a pulse it is still worth doing CPR as there is a chance of a very tiny pulse in there and CPR can keep the brain alive. Worth knowing... On a first aid course last year I was told 'they' now recommend not even looking for a pulse, just check for br...
by Pastychomper
3 Jan 2019, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 263
Views: 25244

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

A "fundamental concept of humor (known by every stand-up comedian in the world) is that a joke is usually a comment about someone else, and often not a very nice comment", says Maddog Hall. Btw I found that a fairly amusing article with some nice old Unix jokes.
by Pastychomper
20 Dec 2018, 4:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 12v vehicle electrics 1964SWB landy
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: 12v vehicle electrics 1964SWB landy

Most of the electrical problems I've had with a Landy stemmed from rodent damage. They seem rather fond of insulation and not above biting through the copper, not to mention hoses and foam padding.
by Pastychomper
19 Dec 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook? No thanks:Facebook's data-sharing deals exposed
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Facebook? No thanks:Facebook's data-sharing deals exposed

I'll carry on using it as I have for months now - in a virtual machine with minimal other software. I don't mind using it as long as I get to choose what it gets from me.
by Pastychomper
18 Dec 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13089
Views: 323078

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

(1) What makes you think that whatever replaces the conservative party in these circumstances won't much more extreme? (2) Poverty can become more extreme. Expecting that a chaotic change in government and severe recession will help the poor is wishful thinking at the very best. (1) Nothing makes m...
by Pastychomper
18 Dec 2018, 1:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13089
Views: 323078

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

... The Brexit vote could almost have been designed to reveal long festering problems with the country: an elite educational system that puts too much emphasis on confidence and bluff and not enough on expertise, and a political system that selects it's leaders from a self-satisfied Oxbridge clique...
by Pastychomper
17 Dec 2018, 1:26pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 167
Views: 8984

Re: Fave quotes...

There is no cause so right that one cannot find a fool following it.

--Niven's umpteenth law.
by Pastychomper
17 Dec 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 779
Views: 45367

Re: TV licensing...

I remember reading a story by Larry Niven in which the only TV broadcasts in the world were news, because anything worth watching that hadn't just happened could be purchased cheaply as a recording, without adverts. One of his more pleasant ideas, in my opinion.
by Pastychomper
14 Dec 2018, 1:16pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 224
Views: 12148

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Another thread just reminded me of another excellent serving suggestion. Back in my cowboy days a lot of our milk went into crowdie (for the uninitiated, that's a Highland cottage cheese). As well as being one of the best cheeses known to mannie, it also turned out to be an excellent accompaniment t...
by Pastychomper
14 Dec 2018, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Christmas cake and cheese… why not?
Replies: 64
Views: 1427

Re: Christmas cake and cheese… why not?

I know Wenslydale is probably the most traditional, but IMO you're more likely to find a good Caerphilly to go with fruit cake. I'd probably lean the same way since Caerphilly tastes like a stronger version of Wensleydale to me, admittedly that's based on supermarket versions of both. I have been f...
by Pastychomper
10 Dec 2018, 4:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Driving at night
Replies: 71
Views: 9098

Re: Driving at night

I was walking along another, similar-looking stretch of the A22 at dusk a couple of months ago, often on verges though I happened to reach a pavement around lighting-up time.

I wonder if she was lying in the road because a previous lorry driver put hir mirror a bit too close to her head.