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by [XAP]Bob
4 Jun 2019, 9:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Truth About Chlorinated Chicken
Replies: 38
Views: 1028

Re: The Truth About Chlorinated Chicken

So how come on my many trips to the USA, including working there for over 6 months, the chicken tastes fine ?? Millions of Americans eat the chicken, there has not been a massive class action, so beloved of the cousins, against its use, why ..? Are we just against anything different or just plain a...
by [XAP]Bob
31 May 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...

PFTE tape is easily available, and has the attractive attribute of being long lasting - it has to be in its primary role as plumbers tape.

Given that the bolt won’t be repeatedly adjusted I think it’s probably a pretty good idea.
by [XAP]Bob
31 May 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...

To chime in a bit further... The bolt is only needed to adjust for the depth of the wheelchair footplate (so less often than once in a blue moon). With my footplate there is also a plastic shim which means that the bolt is entirely enclosed (though open to the elements at both ends). There isn't an ...
by [XAP]Bob
26 May 2019, 8:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Re: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map

But surely it's doing a bit more than that in that the "graffiti" doesn't appear on OSM, only on OCM? Unless of course you are able to edit OCM as well/separately and someone has taken the opportunity to do that. Well... interesting, that. The dodgy location we're talking about was marked...
by [XAP]Bob
19 May 2019, 7:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20460
Views: 500406

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

The opinion poll in 2016 had two options ‘leave’ or ‘stay’ The stay option was well defined. The leave option was whatever anyone said it was. Notably no one was talking about WTO before the poll was taken, they were all saying how we’d retain access to the free market, travel around the eu, have un...
by [XAP]Bob
19 May 2019, 7:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facial Recognition by the Authorities
Replies: 86
Views: 7329

Re: Facial Recognition by the Authorities

With a 98% false positive rate, and a distinct bias against ethnic minorities (becauseball current facial recognition tech currently has such a bias)...


It doesn’t help get he bad guys... and it won’t do so any time soon.
by [XAP]Bob
6 May 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cyclist knocked of headon with car cutting corners while turning into side road
Replies: 49
Views: 3759

Re: cyclist knocked of headon with car cutting corners while turning into side road

I see this sort of driving so often that I frankly refuse to wait at the right side of the lane. Smack bang in the middle is where I stop and even then the numpties try to take off my front wheel at times. Me too. I'm going to be accused of victim blaming now. I wouldn't have positioned myself wher...
by [XAP]Bob
2 May 2019, 11:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off
Replies: 48
Views: 1137

Re: TV programme about how TVs are a rip off

Tangled Metal wrote:Bad eyesight corrected with glasses won't stop you enjoying good TV. Similarly bad hearing corrected with good hearing aids. Assuming vanity doesn't stop you wearing both of course. :wink:


Hearing aids don't correct hearing in the way glasses correct eyesight... not by a long shot.
by [XAP]Bob
2 May 2019, 11:47pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Good cheap helmet
Replies: 71
Views: 2143

Re: Good cheap helmet

I'm looking for a helmet that'll keep me safe Safe from what? Whatever you want to be kept safe from a helmet that doesn't fit is not going to help. A helmet that is uncomfortable won't be worn, possibly even reducing the amount you ride, so won't help. The circumstances in which a helmet can help ...
by [XAP]Bob
2 May 2019, 11:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hi-tech voting?
Replies: 37
Views: 810

Re: Hi-tech voting?

Reminds me of last election I voted in. First that I went there with my other half (son was with grandparents). I took a pen for some reason not knowing about the pencil thing somehow. The polling staff spotted the ink and said it wasn't allowed. They took it and destroyed .. Obviously pencil is us...
by [XAP]Bob
2 May 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hi-tech voting?
Replies: 37
Views: 810

Re: Hi-tech voting?

Moreover, I don't think there have been any cases of voter impersonation, locally, for many years past. Or at least any *discovered* and publicised cases. Taking the polling card as ID is fine - requiring something else is starting to discriminate against certain voters (generally those who are eco...
by [XAP]Bob
2 May 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hi-tech voting?
Replies: 37
Views: 810

Re: Hi-tech voting?

No - no - no...

by [XAP]Bob
2 May 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Is this the place to discuss Tandems as well?
Replies: 17
Views: 4139

Re: Is this the place to discuss Tandems as well?

Perhaps the Pino could be upgraded to a triplet :wink: Did see a side-by-side tandem once, wheels in the middle, riders right and left, probably they need to be similar weights, wish I had a photo That’s a “sociable”, not a “tandem”. Technically tandem means inline... so antriplet tandem is still a...
by [XAP]Bob
1 May 2019, 9:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?
Replies: 32
Views: 675

Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

cycleruk wrote:What's the use of voting if the wishes of the people are not followed. :?

What’s the use of a brain if you can’t change your mind as circumstances change?
by [XAP]Bob
1 May 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Is this the place to discuss Tandems as well?
Replies: 17
Views: 4139

Re: Is this the place to discuss Tandems as well?

Why the concern about length?
If you drop the wheels the end up similar in length to a solo, certainly possibly to put one across the back of a car.