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by matt_twam_asi
27 Oct 2016, 9:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21218
Views: 515337

Re: Stupid Europhobe cliché

... Oh and can we have a new title to this thread?... Done. New title inspired (or rather stolen) from http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-means-brexit-theresa-may-catchphrase-meaningless-tory-minister-uk-eu-a7381526.html Ian Thanks. :D I've been wondering a bit about these "x...
by matt_twam_asi
21 Oct 2016, 9:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smelly Locks
Replies: 18
Views: 1283

Re: Anti-theft device

Looks interesting, although I wonder what the effective lifetime of the gas is, either through diffusion or decomposition.

Also, naughty of the Graun to link to a 12 year old article with the phrase "many bike locks can be picked with something as simple as a cheap plastic pen."
by matt_twam_asi
5 Oct 2016, 11:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Chilly trip
Replies: 9
Views: 884

Re: Chilly trip

matt2matt2002 wrote:Thanks
Nice link
What's it called? And a link to the actual route.


The Eurovelo 13: http://www.eurovelo.com/en/news-items/t ... tain-trail

http://www.eurovelo13.com/
by matt_twam_asi
25 Sep 2016, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle thieves)
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle thieves)

Thanks for the heads-up, I watched it years ago (before iplayer/VOD) and thought at the time it would be great to have a second viewing.
by matt_twam_asi
22 Sep 2016, 12:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taking the Lane
Replies: 21
Views: 1657

Re: Taking the Lane

Both John Forester and John Franklin say that taking the lane isn't the safest position when there is a significantly increased risk of being hit from behind. They aren't rules, just recommedations that can make negotiations with other road users easier. OK, but you and PJ have invoked Cyclecraft a...
by matt_twam_asi
21 Sep 2016, 11:02pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: REPORT ON THE CTC TRUSTEE SELECTION PROCESS
Replies: 12
Views: 6909

Re: REPORT ON THE CTC TRUSTEE SELECTION PROCESS

Philip, you seem to have posted on a public messageboard something that was expressly marked as confidential. Did you get permission to do this?
by matt_twam_asi
1 Sep 2016, 10:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Idea for an online map
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Idea for an online map

Locations of wild camping spots (I'm assuming you mean good/worthwhile spots ;)) would be tricky as you would need to define and unpack a lot of vague definitions inherent in wild camping. That's even before you get into the thicket of different laws for different countries. Public water taps are fa...
by matt_twam_asi
26 Aug 2016, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good journey planner websites - for export to SatNav
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Good journey planner websites - for export to SatNav

mjr wrote:The main drawback is needing to save to download and you need to register/login to save.


You can download tracks without saving or logging in - it's the GPS button in the middle, between PDF and the route profile.
by matt_twam_asi
18 Aug 2016, 11:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 326
Views: 9085

Re: Brexit consequences

I read this in The Telegraph's Android app and thought you'd like to see it: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2016/08/18/eu-puts-itself-at-the-top-of-rio-olympics-medal-table/ Europe is winning the Olympics! (According to the EU propaganda unit) Al I dunno man, having taken roughly ten seconds t...
by matt_twam_asi
4 Aug 2016, 9:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: iTunes or alternative?
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: iTunes or alternative?

I have an ipod (very old) and would like to add mp3 podcasts to it directly without using itunes - Is this possible? and if so how? cheers. It's been a while since I used one, but I think there's an method on the iPod to mount as external storage? Then you just need to copy the files over. Failing ...
by matt_twam_asi
3 Aug 2016, 9:22pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Armitstead missed three drugs tests.
Replies: 98
Views: 40016

Re: Armistead missed three drugs tests.

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Why :?:


Dunno. Why don't you ask her? It's certain no-one on here will know for sure.
by matt_twam_asi
1 Aug 2016, 12:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone else play KSP?
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Anyone else play KSP?

I've sunk an indecent number of hours into it, it's a fantastic way of learning how orbital mechanics work while still making it fun (Obligatory XKCD).

P.S. I'm sure Manc will be along in a while to troll everyone start a very interesting and cogent discussion.
by matt_twam_asi
15 Jul 2016, 10:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 3 million face uncertainty and deportation from UK
Replies: 91
Views: 2391

Re: 3 million face uncertainty and deportation from UK

What is interesting is that are still talking about "Communications Service Providers" in IPBill During a committee stage debate in the UK's House of Lords yesterday, the government revealed that the Investigatory Powers Bill will provide any Secretary of State with the ability to force c...
by matt_twam_asi
15 Jul 2016, 4:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 3 million face uncertainty and deportation from UK
Replies: 91
Views: 2391

Re: 3 million face uncertainty and deportation from UK

...My understanding of the current Bill is that it roughly boils down to two non-exclusive options - 1) outlaw encrypted communications and 2) put pressure on UK based organisations to weaken encryption.... I'm unsure about the "outlaw encryption" (i.e. I really don't know what plans are ...
by matt_twam_asi
7 Jul 2016, 12:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 3 million face uncertainty and deportation from UK
Replies: 91
Views: 2391

Re: 3 million face uncertainty and deportation from UK

Yeah, the internet has been great for identifying terrorists. In some ways it and smartphones have made things easier. There are said to be plenty that have been neutralised before they got a chance to do anything. We had a local guy that obligingly put his test explosion on YouTube, hes doing lots...