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by Phileas
30 Jan 2021, 6:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 887
Views: 20860

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

kwackers wrote:I honestly think the single dose thing is mainly to 'big up' the numbers, implemented by a government on the back foot desperate for any good news.

But it was a JCVI recommendation.
by Phileas
26 Jan 2021, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame
Replies: 76
Views: 2725

Re: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame

Jdsk wrote:Are you reading thorough as through?

Jonathan

I see what you mean. :oops:
I’ve deleted my remarks.
by Phileas
24 Jan 2021, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame
Replies: 76
Views: 2725

Re: Mudguard screws sheared off and embedded in frame

Actually, they didn't break due to me trying to unscrew them, they just shattered from probably knocks against the mudguards stays. As far as I can tell they are not fused nor corroded. There's no obvious reason why a moderate anticlockwise torque can't remove them. The guards were only fitted two ...
by Phileas
24 Jan 2021, 6:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 887
Views: 20860

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

Cowsham wrote:But why does it take everyone so long to see this ? Surely it's easy to deduce?
If someone like me can why can't most people? Why do people follow these idiots like sheep?

If you could show me the steps in your “deduction” it might help me to stop being sheep-like.
by Phileas
24 Jan 2021, 11:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 887
Views: 20860

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

kwackers wrote:Some evidence suggests the effectiveness could be as low as 30%...

But what exactly does that mean? E.g. the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine was reported to be 70% effective at preventing disease but 100% effective at preventing serious illness and death.
by Phileas
24 Jan 2021, 6:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 887
Views: 20860

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

Heard on the radio 4 news tonight that the uk is the only country in the world going against the manufacturers instructions to administer the second dose after 3 weeks. Not the only country. Delivery of vaccine to Canada has been interrupted due to expansion/construction at the Pfizer plant in Belg...
by Phileas
10 Jan 2021, 3:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you clap this time round - or last time?
Replies: 83
Views: 2636

Re: Did you clap this time round - or last time?

Pebble wrote:...I just don't trust the BBC and that report just confirms...

Presumably, if the report confirms the untrustworthiness of the BBC, you have some confounding data to hand that would enlighten the rest of us?
by Phileas
8 Jan 2021, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you clap this time round - or last time?
Replies: 83
Views: 2636

Re: Did you clap this time round - or last time?

The first time round I didn’t want to be the only person in the street not clapping but this time I didn’t want to be the only person who was clapping. :oops:
by Phileas
2 Jan 2021, 9:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The psychology behind using a turbo trainer
Replies: 53
Views: 1812

Re: The psychology behind using a turbo trainer

I used to own a stationary cycle. It was only an old fashioned Tunturi flywheel type, but apart from the tedium, I found it almost impossible to raise my heart rate to the levels I easily attain when cycling up hill on a real road. Mind you, the tedium was nothing compared to that when using a rowin...
by Phileas
31 Dec 2020, 10:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: White bread
Replies: 30
Views: 1644

Re: White bread

Although I mainly eat wholemeal, I prefer white bread for spreading things on e.g. peanut butter.
by Phileas
31 Dec 2020, 9:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?
Replies: 31
Views: 861

Re: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

I had one stolen from my shed - a Dawes Giro 400 I think, to which I’d just fitted new hand built (by me) wheels, with cartridge bearing hubs. I managed to get the full amount (£450) of house-insurance money available and I bought a Giro 500 as a replacement. On an earlier occasion, my shed was brok...
by Phileas
30 Dec 2020, 11:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 887
Views: 20860

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

My worry is that the trial data still show 62% and with the more infectious strain even with 100% vaccination take-up that is far from enough for herd immunity. Government are selling this as "' way out' of pandemic " (Hancock, today). And once vaccinated with the 62% vaccine you are unli...
by Phileas
29 Dec 2020, 6:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 887
Views: 20860

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

I believe a virus can frequently mutate so isn't it likely to mutate into a minimally harmful form that will not have a great arsenal of medical treatment aimed at eliminating it? I assume you mean evolve rather than mutate. Mutations are random whereas evolution is directed by natural selection (a...
by Phileas
26 Dec 2020, 6:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight
Replies: 63
Views: 3087

Re: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight

Someone told me once that the food with highest energy/weight ratio is Quavers. :lol: